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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

19 August - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:30 pm MDT

Joel Pollack of Breitbart: "At Breitbart our mission remains the same. "...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*unfortunately, as smart and well spoken as Mr Pollack is, he still finds it necessary (5:07) to "disavow" himself of any type of support for neo-Nazis, KKK, and white supremacists.* Just stop it. Why are we being forced to "disavow" ourselves of anything the left doesn't like? And we have to do it over and over. It's the same as apologizing for breathing. You don't win wars by apologizing to your enemies. It empowers them. The next time someone asks you to "disavow" something look them right in the face and say, "That's a stupid and offensive questions. Let's move on." Other... more »

Are Islamic State recruits more street gang members than zealots?

James L. Gelvin, Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History, University of California, Los Angeles at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 13 hours ago
A makeshift memorial to the victims of the terrorist attack in Barcelona. Police killed five men August 18 believed to have been involved. AP Photo/Manu Fernandez The recent terrorist attacks in Spain and Finland once again compel us to ask: Who joins the Islamic State, and why? As a professor of modern Middle Eastern history, I have spent the majority of my professional life studying the region, its culture, society and politics. In recent years, I have researched and written about IS and its terrorist activities. While other experts and I have looked at how radicalization occurs,... more »

They Want You to ‘Punch a Nazi’: Enacting Violence Keeps You Distracted From the Real Issue

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: distracted]As America continues looking downward on the deliberate divide being pushed through the mainstream, the real villains are conducting business as usual.

"Nuggets From The Net"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Nuggets From The Net"* by CP "The Web Gallery of Art is a virtual museum and searchable database of European painting and sculpture of the Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassicism, Romanticism and Realism periods (1100-1850), currently containing over 22,600 reproductions. It was started in 1996 as a topical site of the Renaissance art, originated in the Italian city-states of the 14th century and spread to other countries in the 15th and 16th centuries. Intending to present Renaissance art as comprehensively as possible, the scope of the collection was later extended to show ... more »

"A Courageous Few...

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"The human spirit is not indestructible; but a courageous few discover that, when in hell, they are granted a glimpse of heaven." - Anthony Storr "For all the loss and tragedy I have known, my life has taught me that the human spirit, like the lifted hands of the blind, will rise above chaos and destruction, as wings in flight." - Vaddey Ratner

SASSE WANTS TO SAY SOMETHING DEEP ABOUT RACE, GETS SIDETRACKED PREEMPTIVELY BLAMING LEFT, MEDIA

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 13 hours ago
Last night, Senator Ben Sasse posted a long, disjointed Facebook essay titled "The Next Charlottesville." Sasse wants to be thought of as a different kind of Republican -- he's opposed to President Trump and he's skeptical of (some) ongoing partisan battles. But he's still, in many ways, a modern culture-war Republican, much as he tries not to seem like one. Sasse's post begins: Over the last week, many Nebraskans have told me some version of this: ‎“There are lots of us here who are ‎scared about where the country is headed. I think more violence is inevitable." That much seems obv... more »

The Little Ice Age And Medieval Warming In South Africa

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://ruby.fgcu.edu/courses/twimberley/envirophilo/tyson.pdf While researching the last article on monsoons, I came across this paper about the Little Ice Age in South Africa. Below is the Abstract: The climate industry likes to pretend that the Little Ice Age was just a local event in Europe, but studies like […]

India’s 50-year dry spell reversed with strengthening monsoons over past 15 years: Study

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood The climate mafia often claim that global warming leads to worse droughts. A new study has found that the reverse is the case as far as India is concerned: New Delhi: The arrival of the monsoon season is a sign of respite from the dry spells in India […]

Syrian Army, Hezbollah split ISIL’s Lebanese border pocket, terrorists besieged

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:50 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah are rolling through the dense mountainous region along the Lebanese border, today, liberating several sites from the Islamic State (ISIL) terror organization. Syrian Army Republican Guard units and Hezbollah commandos began the day by liberating much of the Jarajeer Barrens, paving the way […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: “We’re finished” claims surrendered ISIS militant to Hezbollah reporter

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – According to at least one ISIS member who very recently surrendered himself to pro-government forces, the terrorist group to which he belonged is “finished.” This confession, captured by pro-government media, came about during a very brief and sombre conversation between a Hezbollah reporter and an elderly ISIS militant (who had […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIL in serious trouble as Syrian military pushes towards strategic base near Deir Ezzor border

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIL) has had a rough few days in central Syria and their luck is not likely to change any time soon, as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) makes an imperative push towards the T-2 Pumping Station. Backed by heavy Russian airstrikes, the Syrian Arab Army and their […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russian Marines flex military might in enormous training exercise: video

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:05 P.M.) – Over 2000 service personnel from the Marine Corps and the 11th Army Corps took part in a tactical training exercise at the Khmelevka range in Kaliningrad, Friday. The soldiers were supported by specialist equipment including 20 warships and 12 aircraft from the Baltic fleet’s aviation reserves. During the opening stages, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Syrian Army T-90 tanks move into west Aleppo

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:10 P.M.) – Video footage has emerged showing a T-90 main battle tank of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) moving towards the front-lines in western Aleppo Governorate. The T-90 is the most modern tank design available to army forces and in many ways it represents the military revival of the SAA who at […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Hezbollah, Syrian Army liberate large chunk of ISIL-occupied Lebanese border region

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – Two days before the Lebanese Army began their offensive in the Ras Ba’albak region, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah kick-started a massive operation to clear the western slopes of the Qalamoun Mountains from the so-called Islamic State (ISIL) terrorists occupying this part of the Lebanese border. In a […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Lebanese Army kicks off massive operation to retake Syrian border

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The Lebanese Army’s long-awaited Ras Ba’albak offensive commenced on Saturday morning, with their forces storming several areas around the Syrian border. Using heavy artillery to weaken the Islamic State’s (ISIL) resolve, the Lebanese Army bombarded the terrorist group’s positions in Ras Ba’albak, resulting in their eventual withdrawal from Talat Al-Mukhayrimeh […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

FSA desert forces announce new offensive against Syrian Army [VIDEO]

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) mercenaries of the Jaysh Ahrar al-Asha’er militant group have announced a new offensive against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies in southern As-Suweida Governorate. In the words of an FSA commander (shown in the video below), the operation has been code-named ‘Restoring Dignity’ and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Spending time with family today. They are all leaving late tonight which means life will be returning to normal tomorrow .... and yes .... so will blogging after a hectic 2 weeks.

Are we done with Sarah Champion?

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
When “former race tsar” Trevor Phillips spoke out “On abuse it's time to call a spade a spade” it caused a mere ripple. Did his words carry less weight that Sarah Champion’s? What about Trevor Kavanagh? The backlash from his “Islamophobic” piece in the Sun mainly concerned his ‘extremely poor choice of words’. His critics felt “The Muslim Problem” sounded a little too much like “The Jewish Question” and by implication, well, everyone knows how that ended up. Sarah Champion has received much publicity, mainly praise and support, for what turned out to be a short-lived bout of trut... more »

KIRKCUDBRIGHT PARADE 2017

Anon at Aangirfan - 14 hours ago
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BREAKING: ISIS claims responsibility for terrorist knife attack in Russia

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 14 hours ago
The terrorist attacker was terminated by Russian police before he could kill. More The post BREAKING: ISIS claims responsibility for terrorist knife attack in Russia appeared first on The Duran.

Saturday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 14 hours ago
Assorted content for your weekend reading. - Stephen Metcalf discusses the meaning and effect of neoliberalism: “(N)eoliberalism” is more than a gratifyingly righteous jibe. It is also, in its way, a pair of eyeglasses. Peer through the lens of neoliberalism and you see more clearly how the political thinkers most admired by Thatcher and Reagan helped shape the ideal of society as a kind of universal market (and not, for example, a polis, a civil sphere or a kind of family) and of human beings as profit-and-loss calculators (and not bearers of grace, or of inalienable rights and d... more »

Now that Steve Bannon is out of the White House he is ready to wage war....on pretty much everybody it seems.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 14 hours ago
It seems that the minute that Steve Bannon was fired from the White House he ran right back to Breitbart to prepare for the war to come. Bannon also reached out to the Weekly Standard to give yet another angry, whiskey inspired interview describing what that war will look like: *“The Trump presidency that we fought for, and won, is over,” Bannon said Friday, shortly after confirming his departure. “We still have a huge movement, and we will make something of this Trump presidency. But that presidency is over. It’ll be something else. And there’ll be all kinds of fights, and there’... more »

Musical interlude

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 15 hours ago
Salvatore Ganaccia - Rocket Science

New ‘Distracted Walking’ Legislation Will Outlaw Texting, and Even Talking, While Walking

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: texting]Connecticut just became the latest state with a city that is proposing making both texting and talking on the phone while walking illegal.

‘Thou Shalt Not K..’: BOOM!—Cop Shoots Mentally Ill Man as He Recites Ten Commandments

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: shooting]An Oklahoma man was gunned down by a cop while he recited the ten commandments. The entire shooting was caught on video and ruled justified this week.

This Video Proves Russia's Attack Submarines Can Attack Any Target on the Globe

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, Europe* Thanks to an advanced cruise missile. Yesterday, the Russian Navy released a video of K-560* Severodvinsk*—sailing in the Barents Sea—launching Kalibr cruise missiles towards a target in the Chizh test site in the Arkhangelsk region 600 kilometers away. The video highlights the Russian Navy’s capability to perform long-range strike missions across the globe—something that has largely been the sole purview of Western navies armed with Tomahawk cruise missiles since the end of the Cold War. “The crew executed a combat exercise from an underwater... more »

Weekend reads: A troubling precedent out of China; journals as corporate tools; postdocs and suicide

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch featured the retraction of a paper linked to vaccines, and what happens when a journal retracts 107 papers at once. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: Cambridge University Press pulls hundreds of papers from one of its journals on topics the Chinese government deemed politically sensitive. (Holly Else, Times Higher Education) […] The post Weekend reads: A troubling precedent out of China; journals as corporate tools; postdocs and suicide appeared first on Retraction Watch.

NASA ‘Does the Math’ and Introduces 13th Zodiac Sign

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - What exactly does this do to the age-old practice of astrology? The post NASA ‘Does the Math’ and Introduces 13th Zodiac Sign appeared first on Waking Times.

"Even Darkness Must Pass.."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
Sam: "It's like in the great stories Mr. Frodo, the ones that really mattered. Full of darkness and danger they were, and sometimes you didn't want to know the end because how could the end be happy? How could the world go back to the way it was when so much bad had happened? But in the end it's only a passing thing this shadow, even darkness must pass. A new day will come, and when the sun shines it'll shine out the clearer. Those were the stories that stayed with you, that meant something even if you were too small to understand why. But I think Mr. Frodo, I do understand, I know... more »

DCCC & Kings Landing Consultants Are Instructing Candidates How To Deceive Democratic Primary Voters On Healthcare

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
I know it's hard to imagine but there was a time when the DCCC used to give their candidates my contact info and tell them to talk with me about progressive issues. That was almost a decade ago. Today they tell their candidates to avoid me at all costs-- *or else*! And many of their candidates do... but not all. I have decent and professional relationships with some of the DCCC candidates and this week one, a centrist guy who feels his district will respond to centrism better than to a progressive approach, sent me a note about one of his primary opponents sending out a notice emb... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*UC Berkeley chancellor unveils 'Free Speech Year' as right-wing speakers plan campus events* *Color me skeptical* Carol T. Christ, UC Berkeley’s 11th chancellor and the first woman to lead the nation’s top public research university, unveiled plans Tuesday for a “Free Speech Year” as right-wing speakers prepare to come to campus. Christ said the campus would hold “point-counterpoint” panels to demonstrate how to exchange opposing views in a respectful manner. Other events will explore constitutional questions, the history of Berkeley’s free speech movement and how that moveme... more »

His Answer

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Steve Bannon resigned yesterday. Tony Schwartz believes Donald Trump will resign, too -- perhaps before the end of the year. Frank Bruni believes it doesn't matter. Trump is already gone: Trump resigned the presidency already — if we regard the job as one of moral stewardship, if we assume that an iota of civic concern must joust with self-regard, if we expect a president’s interest in legislation to rise above vacuous theatrics, if we consider a certain baseline of diplomatic etiquette to be part of the equation. By those measures, it’s arguable that Trump’s presidency never real... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*A Warmist resorts to blatant lies* *Below is the start of a recent article headed "How To Explain Climate Science To That Person Who Just Won't Listen" in the Puffington Host. One expects unadulterated Leftism from HuffPo but their usual modus operandi is selective attention to the facts -- not outright and blatant lies.There are many problems with the article but this is the key lie: "97 percent of climate scientists agree". And he explicitly claims that John Cook, an Australian psychologist, said that. But John Cook said no such thing. Cook found that only ONE THIRD (3...more »

The New Prince: What does Charlottesville teach about America’s class consciousness?

Haneul Na'avi at The Duran - 16 hours ago
The attacks in Charlottesville raises a lot of important questions about the nature of class consciousness in America. Here's what we have learned. More The post The New Prince: What does Charlottesville teach about America’s class consciousness? appeared first on The Duran.

Ukrainian leader Poroshenko to meet James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis on 24 August

The Duran at The Duran - 16 hours ago
The US Defense Secretary will meet the struggling leader of the Kiev regime in days More The post Ukrainian leader Poroshenko to meet James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis on 24 August appeared first on The Duran.

MSNBC is now the number one cable news channel. Deal with it!

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
Courtesy of Variety: *MSNBC ranked as the number one network across all of cable in total viewers for the first time in its history, according to Nielsen data. * *For Wednesday, Aug. 16, MSNBC averaged 1.52 million viewers for the total day across all of cable, edging out second place Fox News, who averaged 1.5 million. CNN ranked fourth among all cable networks for the day with 1.13 million total viewers. Nickelodeon was third with 1.17 million. However, in the key adults 25-54 demographic, CNN was number one among the cable news networks for the total day, averaging 381,000 view... more »

Russia's Ultimate Miltiary Fantasy: A Fleet of Aircraft Carriers

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * So what happenned? The Soviet Union was one of the largest, most industrial proficient countries the world has ever seen. Yet for all of its engineering talent and manufacturing capacity, during the seventy-four years the USSR existed it never fielded a true real aircraft carrier. The country had several plans to build them, however, and and was working on a true carrier, the *Ulyanovsk*, at the end of the Cold War. After the Communists’ victory in 1917, science and engineering were pushed to the forefront in an attempt to modernize Russia and the ot... more »

America's B-29 Superfortress: The Plane That Bombed Japan into Submission

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Asia* U.S. Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy bombers rained destruction on major Japanese cities. As the Japanese delegation stood on the deck of the battleship USS *Missouri* on September 2, 1945, preparing to sign the documents that ended World War II, a large formation of Boeing B-29 Superfortress heavy bombers swooped low over Tokyo Bay as a reminder of the terrible destruction that had befallen their nation and turned Japan’s cities into ruins. It was a reminder the Japanese really did not need—the bombed-out rubble and steadily smoking cre... more »

FACT: America's Most Powerful Battleships Ever Went to War against North Korea

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, * A historical fact many people don't know. In the final months of the Second World War, the battleships of the U.S. Navy (USN) ranged across the archipelago of Japan, bombarding industrial, military and logistical targets at will. The Japanese military lacked enough ships, planes and fuel to defend the nation, leaving coastal areas at the mercy of the steel behemoths. Although most of the credit (such that it is) for the destruction of urban Japan belongs to the bombers of the U.S. Army Air Force, the battleships and cruisers of the navy contributed t... more »

Kim Jong-un Leaves an Opening for De-escalation. Should the United States Take It?

Eric Gomez at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Eric Gomez* *Security, Asia* [image: A B-1B Lancer aircraft sits in the aircraft parking area at Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D.] If U.S. policymakers can look beyond the perennial bluster of Kim Jong-un, then they should see an opening to avoid escalation. After a week of “fire and fury” and North Korean threats against Guam, there may be an opportunity for Pyongyang and Washington to deescalate tensions. According to a report by the state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), Kim Jong-un has been briefed on a plan for bracketing Guam with Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballis... more »

Stop Poking the Russian Bear

Robert W. Merry at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Robert W. Merry* *Politics, Europe* [image: Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with journalists following a live nationwide broadcast call-in in Moscow] Western intrusion into traditional Russian spheres of influence, areas under the sway of Moscow for three centuries or more, represents a highly provocative and destabilizing policy. *Note: this article is part of a **symposium on U.S.-Russia relations** included in the September/October 2017 issue of the *National Interest*.* War between Russia and the West seems nearly inevitable. No self-respecting nation fac... more »

"Fukushima Update: 15,099.45 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”* - Shiva *Updated August 19, 2017: Fukushima Equals 15,099.45 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow; There is No Place On Earth to Escape the Rad: *The 3 melted-through cores of the destroyed reactors, now melted together into a single "corium" totaling over *600 tons*, at Fukushima *daily* release the radioactive equivalent of 6.45 Hiroshima bombs directly into the atmosphere and the Pacific Ocean. As of August 12, 2017 - 2,341 days since the disaster began - this equals the detonation of 15,099.45 Hiroshima atomic bombs and it is ... more »

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Night”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Night” - https://www.youtube.com/

Rising Iran is another waking nightmare for Washington

Shane Quinn at The Duran - 17 hours ago
Recent Iranian victories on the battlefield coupled with closer ties to China and Russia must greatly alarm the US. More The post Rising Iran is another waking nightmare for Washington appeared first on The Duran.

Germany’s surging AfD party calls for recognition of Russian Crimea

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 17 hours ago
Germans are increasingly rejecting Russophobia More The post Germany’s surging AfD party calls for recognition of Russian Crimea appeared first on The Duran.

Damascus International Fair signals Syria’s revival

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 17 hours ago
Syria is returning to peace and planning for future prosperity. More The post Damascus International Fair signals Syria’s revival appeared first on The Duran.

WATCH: Video of brave black woman speaking about race goes viral

Vladimir Rodzianko at The Duran - 17 hours ago
Her name is Candice Owens and this brave woman destroys the media's obsession about Charlottesville, the KKK, and White Supremacy in this short video. More The post WATCH: Video of brave black woman speaking about race goes viral appeared first on The Duran.

MAP: ISIS assaults strategic hill in Daraa, offensive underway

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:15 P.M.) – The ISIS-linked Saifullah al-Maslul Army militant group operating in southwestern Daraa Governorate has, in the last day, launched an offensive against Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels in the region’s Yarmouk Basin area. Although the offensive appears to be taking place on a number of axes, the main assault by ISIS […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Egg seller from Daraa becomes new ISIS emir

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:12 P.M.) – According to opposition media, the Saifullah al-Maslul Army, an ISIS-linked militant group operating near the Israeli border in southwestern Daraa Governorate, has picked a new emir to run the armed faction’s military and political affairs. Opposition media claims one Abu Ali al-Nasir (a.k.a Nader Dihab), an egg salesman native to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Renewed infighting erupts in the East Ghouta as rival opposition groups battle it out

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (0:10 P.M.) – Moments after a Russian delegation brokered a ceasefire between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Failaq Al-Rahman (FSA), the latter group began an assault on positions recently captured by Jaish Al-Islam on the outskirts of the Damascus. Targeting the Al-Shari farms just east of the Syrian capital, the FSA – […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIS brags about battle for Marawi, claims over 300 Philippine troops dead

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:20 A.M.) – Amaq Agency released an infographic on Friday detailing alleged losses sustained by the Philippine Army during the three-month battle for Marawi, a large city on the island of Mindanao in the southern part of the country. If one is to believe Amaq Agency, 335 government soldiers have been killed in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Graphic images: Death toll rises in rebel-held Daraa after another roadside bomb strikes

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:35 A.M.) – On Friday, three leading Free Syrian Army (FSA) members were killed on the spot due to an IED (improvised explosive device) planted by unknown assailants in the countryside of Daraa. The incident took place along the main road between Al-Ghariyah Al-Sharqiyah and Al-Sorah, a key rebel supply line located not […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Syrian Army tanks move on key ISIS-held Deir Ezzor town

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – Pro-government media has released footage showing Syrian Arab Army (SAA) mechanized units being employed against ISIS forces near the strategic town of Hamimah (also called Humaymah) in southwestern Deir Ezzor Governorate. For weeks now, the SAA and allied paramilitaries have been attempting to isolate the key desert town that serves […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Basic quantum field theory

Johannes van Leunen at Science 2.0 - Physical Sciences - 18 hours ago
*Abstract* The ingredients of basic quantum field theory were discovered in the eighteenth century. read more

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 18 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Art of the Deal co-author predicts Donald Trump is about to resign And along the same lines... Trump Is Just Six Senate Votes Away From Impeachment When the CIA ran a LSD sex-house in San Francisco Bannon's Time Is Up - Roger Stone Wikileaks' Julian Assange reportedly turned down a trove of documents related to the Russian government Researchers developed a new computing technology that mirrors human thought People are asking why North Carolina police watched protesters vandalize a statue, then arrested them for it Urban Warfare: NATO Issues RFP For Training To F... more »

OK Cupid bans white supremacist for life.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
We were alerted that white supremacist Chris Cantwell was on OkCupid. Within 10 minutes we banned him for life. — OkCupid (@okcupid) August 17, 2017 Courtesy of WaPo: *After a Vice documentary about last weekend’s Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville featured white supremacist Chris Cantwell, he was banned from Facebook. And on Thursday, he was kicked off OkCupid as well. * *The online dating site announced the decision via Twitter and followed up by tweeting that “there is no room for hate in a place where you’re looking for love.” The site also asked users to report anyone ... more »

Best of Dan Olmsted Upon The Debut of Denial

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
Note: While we were offline taking care of behind the scenes tech issues, Dan was at the forefront of our work. After all, Dan Olmsted WAS and IS the driving force behind Age of Autism. We carry on his work...

"He Wondered, As He Had Many Times Wondered Before..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
"He wondered, as he had many times wondered before, whether he himself was a lunatic. Perhaps a lunatic was simply a minority of one. At one time it had been a sign of madness to believe that the earth goes round the sun; today, to believe that the past is unalterable. He might be alone in holding that belief, and if alone, then a lunatic. But the thought of being a lunatic did not greatly trouble him; the horror was that he might also be wrong. Being in a minority, even a minority of one, did not make you mad. There was truth and there was untruth, and if you clung to the truth eve... more »

"How Can We Learn From The Past If We Erase History?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"How Can We Learn From The Past If We Erase History?"* by Daisy Luther "Removing monuments from the Civil War to erase history is a mistake. This won’t be a popular opinion, and I’m okay with that. Because for now, we still have freedom of speech. While I can understand why some people would strongly disagree, I’d like to respectfully offer a different perspective. My opinion that those monuments should be left alone isn’t because I support the horrible things that have been done in our history. It’s exactly the opposite. Every country’s history has a dark spot in it. More than on... more »

Yucatan Children Learn Math Better Thanks to Ancient Mayan Numeral System

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
[image: Reproduction of a detail of the Codex Dresdensis (13th century) with several symbols of Mayan numbers] I actually came to the conclusion that Mayan arithmetic should be taught universally. All arithmetic demands algorithms and should not be mistaken for mathematics. At its best though it inspires mathematical thinking. The Mayan method is much better and provides quick mastery. Somewhat as the Abacus served in the past in Europe and China. Again a method that should be taught in order to facilitate mind training with touch and seeing. I am glad to see it gaining real t... more »

Tall Red-Eyed Winged Humanoid - Amman, Jordan

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
Thanks to the multiple sightings now taking place in Chicago, other observers are coming forward to tell us of additional sightings of essentially the same creature. Once again, we have now identified this creature as the gargoyle. What makes this report so important is that it identifies the same creature been seen extensively around Chicago, but also confirmed the power of mind freeze of a potential victim. This is unbelievably important to us. Similar effects have been observed for other large preditors and this explains their ability to go even unobserved while actually clos... more »

CANNABIS RUDERALIS

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
Interesting. This provides natural crosses that allow ample breeding opportunities to optimize characteristics. As noted, maxing CBDs will soon become disirable and we already have a cadre of such breeders. All good. . *CANNABIS RUDERALIS – THE OFTEN OVERLOOKED THIRD SPECIES OF CANNABIS* *July 29, 2017* *ic Bishop, Staff Writer* *http://www.wakingtimes.com/2017/07/29/cannabis-ruderalis-often-overlooked-third-type-species-cannabis/? * *Most are familiar with two species of cannabis, sativa and indica, however, there is a third, often overlooked speci... more »

Unfolding the Secrets of the Copper Scroll of Qumran

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This is an important insight that i can speak to. During the global Bronze Age of which Egypt was a major center, the economy was dominated by the tribe of smiths. They chose to preserve significant scriptures on copper sheets to form books. This demanded skill and training and it was hardly an ad hoc process. The enthusiasm for this type of work ended in 1159BC with the abrupt end of the Bronze Age and after Armana and Akhenaten and Moses. Thus this copper scroll is properly dated to Moses himself and his escape from Egypt. The whole story of Moses was pl... more »

Pat Buchanan asks if America is heading towards a “second civil war”

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 20 hours ago
In this Second American Civil War, whose side are you on? More The post Pat Buchanan asks if America is heading towards a “second civil war” appeared first on The Duran.

Breitbart declares #WAR on these three American institutions

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 20 hours ago
The left vs. the right... More The post Breitbart declares #WAR on these three American institutions appeared first on The Duran.

Steven Bannon warns, “The Trump presidency that we fought for is over” (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 20 hours ago
Steve Bannon tells the Weekly Standard that "we will make something of this Trump presidency." More The post Steven Bannon warns, “The Trump presidency that we fought for is over” (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

"Amazon Sold Out! Free Download, George Orwell, '1984'"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"How Can We Learn From The Past If We Erase History?"* by Daisy Luther *"Amazon has sold out of copies of George Orwell’s authoritarian classic, "1984," and they won’t have more until Feb. 2nd. The book was the number one bestseller on Tuesday and Wednesday.* The publishing company, Penguin, is rushing more copies to print. This surge in sales came after Trump’s senior adviser Kellyanne Conway used the creepy term “alternative facts” to explain away some misleading statements in White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s statement to the press. (source) Alas, my hope was short live... more »

"Things That Matter..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." “Nothing in all the world is more dangerous than sincere ignorance and conscientious stupidity.” - Martin Luther King Jr.

Electric Universe - James Sorensen - Halton Arp and Big Bang disaster

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 21 hours ago
Do we really like LEADERs, or are they just ego-maniacal profit-protecting enemies of peace, love and understanding? We've grown a dog-eat-dog society... with its own prized elite of amoral kennel directors. How do we de-educate our people from Leaders? How do we Free Planet a future of INDIVIDUALS who matter? How do we begin to BE as a Custodian race who CARES just like this guy, an electrical engineer James Sorensen, lending his individual contribution to the claims of the Electric Universe? Let the Humans BE. further viewing can be found in this Electric Universe video from se... more »

Midnight Meme Of The Day

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 22 hours ago
*-by Noah* A prayer for the weekend. Oh Lordy, hear our prayer!

President Trump Makes No Decision On Afghan Strategy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
U.S. President Donald Trump boards Air Force One prior to departing Morristown Municipal Airport en route Camp David, Maryland, where he'll meet with his national security team to discuss a U.S. security strategy for South Asia that includes sending more U.S. soldiers to Afghanistan, in Morristown, New Jersey, U.S., August 18, 2017. Kevin Lamarque, Reuters *Reuters*: *Trump makes no decision on Afghanistan strategy* HAGERSTOWN, Md./WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump reviewed an array of options for a strategy on Afghanistan with his top national security aides, but ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
The Russian team's tank during the final relay of the 2017 International Army Games’ Tank Biathlon competition at the Alabino range in Moscow Region, Russia, on August 12, 2017. © SPUTNIK/ MAKSIM BLINOV *WNU Editor: *The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *This Week in Pictures* (Sputnik).

"New American Civil War Pits Patriots Against The Radical Violent George Soros-Funded Progressive Left"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"New American Civil War Pits Patriots Against The Radical* * Violent George Soros-Funded Progressive Left"* By Now The End Begins "ANTIFA, the domestic terror group that claims to be “anti-fascist” in in fact highly fascist and aggressively violent. They have their beginnings in 2015, started on a Yale campus of all places in 2015, and have grown to be the Left’s version of the KKK. Just like the KKK hates blacks, ANTIFA hates Jews. For 8 years, Barack Obama and the radical, George Soros-funded Left in this country did everything they could to enflame racial and political tensions.... more »

Time Capsule

LL at Virtual Mirage - 1 day ago
Excavation began at the White Wolf Mine (Coconino National Forrest, AZ) last week while I'm out of the country. Sometime next spring the work will be complete. It's definitely a journey. I'm thinking about sinking a small time capsule on the property on the day the compound is complete, to be opened in fifty years or more. I doubt that the property will still be in family hands by then, but you never know. I could theoretically still be alive but the odds are firmly against it. The house will be built to last for at least 100 years and absent some cataclysm, it will still be stan... more »

Fatal Hospital Raid: Video Shows Israeli Police Action which Resulted in Death

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Aug 16, 2017 Video has been released of Israeli police raiding a hospital in East Jerusalem. They were trying to arrest a Palestinian man who had been critically wounded. The action prevented him from undergoing an operation that resulted in his death. Israeli police deny the claims of using excessive force. Palestinian human […]

Mighty Maneuvers: Russia’s Enormous Fleet Conducts Drills in Kaliningrad

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Aug 18, 2017 Over 2000 service personnel from the Marine Corps and the 11th Army Corps took part in a tactical training exercise at the Khmelevka range in Kaliningrad, Friday. The soldiers were supported by specialist equipment including 20 warships and 12 aircraft from the Baltic fleet’s aviation reserves. During the opening stages, […]

Russian Demands Investigation of Allegations US and UK Supplied Chemical Weapons to Terrorists

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Russian Demands Investigation of Allegations US and UK Supplied Chemical Weapons to Terrorists by Adam Garrie, http://theduran.com/ Russia takes the new reports from Syria very seriously and seeks to confirm the worrying claims. – This week Syria has alleged that in addition to the already acknowledged arming of terrorists in Syria with weapons and vehicles, America and […]

CNN’s Jake Tapper Admits He Gave Obama a Pass to Lie

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Aug 17, 2017 CNN’s Jake Tapper recently did an interview with Rolling Stone, in which he said, “President Obama said things that weren’t true and got away with it more for a variety of reasons, and one is the media was much more supportive of him.” The Resident breaks it down. end

World War 3: US Sends Military to North Korea BORDER as Tensions with Pyongyang Escalate

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
World War 3: US Sends Military to North Korea BORDER as Tensions with Pyongyang Escalate by ZOIE O’BRIEN, http://www.express.co.uk/ THE United States and South Korea are preparing to roll out their armies across the North Korean border as the threat of World War 3 intensifies. – The daring move from Washington and Seoul follows “Armageddon trade” between […]

‘No Excuse’: Did Charlottesville Police Fail to Stop Neo-Nazis? Charlottesville Police ‘in Some Ways Were Complicit’ – Panel

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Aug 17, 2017 Residents of Charlottesville have accused the police of not doing enough to protect the community from white nationalists. The death and injuries could and should have been prevented, emergency preparedness expert Aton Edwards tells RT America’s Ashlee Banks. Published on Aug 17, 2017 From the tiki torches to the assault-style […]

Scientists Create Piglets to Provide Organs for Human Transplants

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Aug 18, 2017 A new gene-editing breakthrough could make it possible to transplant pig organs into humans, helping hundreds of thousands of people who await those transplants every year. end

BREAKING: Democrats Admit They Hired Actors For Charlottesville

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Aug 18, 2017 As more detailed information emerges on the circumstance surrounding the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, it has been verified that the left uses actors to stage grassroots, political discourse. end

Shocking: Gerald Celente, “I Haven’t Seen Anything Like This In My Life.”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Aug 18, 2017 Gerald Celente of Trends Journal joins Alex Jones live via Skype to describe what he sees going on between the extreme, ANTIFA left, the alt-right, and President Trump’s supporters. end

Pay Attention! US Govt Launching Drill to Prepare for “Black Sky” EMP Event

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Aug 17, 2017 The U.S. Government is preparing for a potential “black sky” event which could cause widespread power outages after an EMP attack, a mega earthquake, or a cyber terrorist incident. – (VERO BEACH, FL) On August 23rd FEMA and the Energy Department are sponsoring a drill dubbed EarthEX2017, which will war-game […]

Democratic Missouri Senator: “I Hope Trump Is Assassinated!”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Democratic Missouri Senator: “I Hope Trump Is Assassinated!” by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com/ A Missouri state senator, Maria Chappelle-Nadal (D-University City), has landed herself in a bit of hot water with with the U.S. Secret Service today after posting, then deleting, a comment on Facebook which read, “I hope Trump is assassinated!” – Unfortunately, as Chappelle-Nadal should have learned […]

We Are Witnessing the Failure of Fiat vs Crypto-Currencies | Rob Kirby

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Aug 17, 2017 Gold bugs have been anticipating a reset and collapse of the fiat monetary system, but the expected ”flight to safety” response into the physical precious metals has been thwarted SO FAR. But fiat currency is already hyper-inflating against the leading crypto-currencies. The next moves in the geo-political escalations are the […]

Crowds on Demand Paid $25 per Hour for Protesters

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Aug 17, 2017 Good morning, I’m still reporting on: Crowds on Demand Paid $25 per hour for Protesters, 1759. Synopsis: A Los Angeles PR firm called “Crowds on Demand” solicited what ZeroHedge is calling “agitators in counterprotests” in the Charlotte, NC area and offered a pay rate of $25/hr plus expenses. This ad […]

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, "Invocation 2"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Medwyn Goodall, "Invocation 2" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ilsk2vkEWmA

China Is Shifting Its Focus From The South China Sea To The Yellow Sea.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Map from Wikipedia *South China Morning Post*: *What’s China worried about? Clue lies in where it’s holding navy drills* Beijing’s concerns evident in the shift of its focus from South China Sea to the Yellow Sea. China has shifted the focus of its naval exercises from the South China Sea to the northeastern Yellow Sea amid simmering tensions over the nuclear crisis on the Korean Peninsula, military experts said. “The tension in the South China Sea has eased as Sino-Philippines relations have improved,” said Ni Lexiong, a Shanghai-based commentator on military affairs. Despite i... more »

US Court Upheld NY State Right To Protect Water From Constitution Pipeline; Now Will The State Stop The Spectra-AIM Pipeline From Operating Near Indian Point Nuclear Site?

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 day ago
“A.G. Schneiderman Statement On Second Circuit Decision Regarding Constitution Pipeline Today, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit … Continue reading →

War of Words? No, War of Turds

nonnie9999 at HYSTERICAL RAISINS - 1 day ago
From Bloomberg Politics: Stephen Bannon said in his first public remarks since his ouster from White House role as chief strategist that he will be “going to war” for President Donald Trump, warning that he will continue to press the … Continue reading →

New Film Rumble Reclaims Indigenous Roots of American Music

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*-by Denise Sullivan* Forget everything you think you know or have been told about the birth of the blues and the histories of jazz and rock 'n' roll: *Rumble-- The Indians Who Rocked The World* has a different story to tell and by the sound of it, much of what's been handed down to us about North American music and its origins has been wrong. The sound of the American South-- the rush of its waters, the song of the bird, the crack of thunder and the rain that follows-- informs the sound of Native American music, the root of all other American forms. Take the story of the Missis... more »

This Is What A China - India War Will Look Like

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Business insider/Google Maps *Blake Stilwell, We Are The Mighty: **This is how it could go down if China and India went to war* A war between the world’s largest Democracy and the world’s largest Communist state may not seem likely to the casual observer. But not only is it possible, it’s happened before. Only things were very different back then. China was facing an economic collapse in the early 1960s in the years following the Great Leap Forward. The country was struggling to feed its people, let alone support an all-out war. India, on the other hand, was on an economic upturn... more »

New state-level jobs report shows Texas' job creation continues to lead nation

Content Multimedia - 1 day ago
By Vance Ginn AUSTIN – Today, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released state-level labor market information for July 2017.

Get Ready For The Coming Wars Over Fish

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Captain Jay Caputo, US Naval Institute*: *A Global Fish War is Coming* *Hungry World* The demand for fish as a protein source is increasing. The global population today is 7.5 billion people, and is expected to be 9.7 billion by 2050, with the largest growth coming in Africa and Asia. Fish consumption has increased from an average of 9.9 kilograms per person in the 1960s to 19.7 kilograms in 2013 with estimates for 2014 and 2015 above 20 kilograms. The ten most productive species are fully fished and demand continues to rise in regions generally with little governance and many d... more »

ISIL completely trapped in central Syria after losing strategic supply line: map

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 A.M.) – It was only a matter of time before the Islamic State (ISIL) found themselves besieged in the Hama Governorate; however, not many could have predicted the complete collapse of the terrorist group in the entire Syrian Desert. On Friday, the Islamic State’s nightmare became a reality, as the Syrian Arab […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

X22 Report, “The Economic System Is Breaking Down One Sector At A Time”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
X22 Report, “The Economic System Is Breaking Down One Sector At A Time” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VcOOEZL5prU *Related followup report:* X22 Report, “The Elite's Agenda Is In Full Swing, What Happened To Common Sense?” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRLWThKR4lY

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“This mountain and night skyscape stretches across the French Pyrenees National Park on August 12, near the peak of the annual Perseid meteor shower. The multi-exposure panoramic view was composed from the Col d'Aubisque, a mountain pass, about an hour before the bright gibbous moon rose. *Click image for larger size.* Centered is a misty valley and lights from the region's Gourette ski station toward the south. Taken over the following hour, frames capturing some of the night's long bright perseid meteors were aligned against the backdrop of stars and Milky Way.” - https://apod.nas... more »

Syria closes the trap: ISIS encircled in central Syria

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 1 day ago
One of the most ambitious military operations launched over the course of the Syria war is now rapidly approaching its climax, with news today that Syrian troops advancing from Resafa in the north and from Al-Sukhnah in the south have largely succeeded in surrounding ISIS fighters in a large stretch territory in central Syria east […] More The post Syria closes the trap: ISIS encircled in central Syria appeared first on The Duran.

Russian Foreign Ministry Seizes On Obama’s Tweet, Points Out Hypocrisy of Obama’s Murder Of Ghaddafi

Brandon Turbeville at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By Brandon Turbeville The Messiah of the pro-war left, Barack Obama, recently took to Twitter after the race riots in Virginia to quote Nelson Mandela... more »

Syrian Military Closes In On U.S. Positions In Al-Tanf, Syria; What Will Be The American Response?

Brandon Turbeville at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By Brandon Turbeville Recently, the Syrian Arab Army and its allies Hashd al-Sha’abi (Iraqi paramilitary forces) and Liwaa Fatemiyoun (Iranian-Afghani paramilitary forces) captured several points... more »

Captured ISIS Fighters Show Signs Of Drug Addiction

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A banner belonging to Islamic State fighters is seen during a battle with Syrian Democratic Forces in Raqqa, Syria, Aug. 16, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra) *Al-Monitor:* *Pentagon says captured Islamic State fighters hooked on drugs* Encircled on all sides by US-backed Syrian rebels and cut off from municipal services in Raqqa, captured Islamic State (IS) fighters are showing increasing signs of malnutrition and drug use. Among a handful of IS fighters who have surrendered in the Old City, where some 2,500 militants remain, Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have found track... more »

The U.S. Marine Corps Hopes to Equip Its Troops with This Rifle

Matthew Moss, Task and Purpose at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Matthew Moss, Task and Purpose* *Security, North America* 50,000 rifles is not enough to equip every Marine with an M27, but it may be the beginning of that process. The Marine Corps infantry rifle could be seeing an upgrade in the very near future. On Aug. 11, the U.S. Marine Corps issued a Notice of Intent to Sole Source for more than 50,000 new M27 Infantry Automatic Rifles from Heckler & Koch. This is a significantly large jump from the 11,000 stated in a Request For Information originally issued at the beginning of 2017, which sparked speculation that the Corps was looking... more »