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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.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

20 September - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:38 pm MDT

Trump campaign using reelection money and RNC funds to pay legal fees resulting from Russia probes.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 13 hours ago
Courtesy of CNBC: *U.S. President Donald Trump is using money donated to his re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters. * *Following Reuters exclusive report on Tuesday, CNN reported that the Republican National Committee paid in August more than $230,000 to cover some of Trump's legal fees related to the probe. * *RNC spokesperson Cassie Smedile confirmed to Reuters that Trump's lead lawyer, John Dowd, received $100,000 from t... more »

Journal republishes withdrawn paper on emergency care prices, amid controversy

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
The Annals of Emergency Medicine has republished a controversial paper it withdrew earlier this year which compared the cost of emergency care at different types of facilities. Because the paper drew heavy criticism when it was originally released, the journal has published a revised version, along with several editorials and discussions between the authors and […] The post Journal republishes withdrawn paper on emergency care prices, amid controversy appeared first on Retraction Watch.

World News Briefs -- September 20, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov arrives at the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. Headquarters in New York, U.S., September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz *Reuters:* *Russia rebukes Trump over Iran, North Korea, accuses U.S. of missile treaty breach* MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is “extremely concerned” by U.S. President Donald Trump’s comments questioning the Iran nuclear deal and suspects that Washington itself may have violated a landmark arms control treaty, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. Lavrov’s comments, made to Russian reporters at the United Nations i... more »

Slide, Kelly, Slide

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 13 hours ago
This is WH Chief of Staff John Kelly yesterday during Donald Trump's "Talk Like a Pirate Day" speech at the United Nations. I'm unsure at what part of the speech Kelly did this epic face palm. It could've been at the point where Trump called Kim Jong Un "Rocket Man" or threatened to completely destroy North Korea. Or it could've been when he was bragging about Trump Tower across the street. Or it could've been when Trump, in true right wing fashion, began ragging on the UN for not pulling its weight. It doesn't matter. Donald Trump's entire sham presidency has been nothing... more »

E-mails Show Hillary Removed References to Freedom, Women's Rights in Saudi Speech

Steve Byas at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: e-mails-show-hillary-removed-references-to-freedom-women-rights-in-saudi-speech] Freedom was a word that might offend the Saudis, so then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton deleted it from her 2010 speech at a women's university in Saudi Arabia, e-mails reveal.

Judge: DOJ Can't Withhold Money From Sanctuary Cities

Raven Clabough at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: judge-doj-cant-withhold-money-from-sanctuary-cities] On Friday, a federal judge in Chicago ruled that the Department of Justice cannot withhold federal law enforcement grants to sanctuary cities, dealing yet another blow to the Trump administration’s efforts to rein in illegal immigration and protect the borders.

Trump DOJ Sides With Christian Baker in Religious Freedom Case

Dave Bohon at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: trump-doj-sides-with-christian-baker-in-religious-freedom-case] The Trumps administration's Department of Justice has come out in support of a Christian baker whose religious freedom case is headed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

When someone shows you who they are, believe them the first time

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
Alison McDowell with Diane Ravitch at the Free Library of Philadelphia in 2013. from Wrench in the Gears August 20, 2017 I am writing this feeling somewhat like a David facing off against a Goliath. It certainly won’t make me popular. There are many of us who keep weighing the evidence. Is Diane Ravitch incredibly wiley or incredibly obtuse? I’ll leave it to you to decide. It IS clear that there are parts of her narrative that don’t add up. My first sense that something wasn’t right came last February. Then in August, concerns I expressed in comments about the Clinton family’s inv... more »


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 13 hours ago
NEXT MIRROR SELFIE IN ONE WEEK, NO MIRROR SELFIE MEANS I HAVE BEEN KILLED OR SEIZED GLOBALISTS BECOMING VERY BRAZEN IN THEIR CRIMINALITY The software to be used to announce the projected results in the German elections on Sunday can be hacked, it has emerged. This blog appears to have caught the Austrian Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka […]

Innocent Man Set Up by Police, Forced To Stay In Prison—Despite Having Charges DROPPED

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: charges]All of the charges were dropped against a man who was arrested after an encounter with undercover police —but he could still spend another decade in prison.

The European Union bans 43% of cartoons, wants to ban domestic rum

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
The Telegraph tells us that French and Greek cartoonists have submitted 28 cartoons for an exhibition. Well, a Ms Catherine Bearder, the only representative of her party in the European Parliament, blocked 12 of them – whopping 43% – because it isn't allowed to make fun of the European Union anymore and these cartoons were therefore blasphemous. What's the name of her party which has this kind of a harsh attitude towards freedom and democracy? Is it the Dictatorial Totalitarian Party of the Fourth Reich Censors? No, it's called the Liberal Democratic Party! Cool. But two weeks af... more »

No More Child Support After 2017?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
Headlines claiming President Trump and Congress abolished child support were completely false, but massively popular on social media.

Dollar Tree Closing All Stores?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
Neither Dollar Tree, Family Dollar, nor Dollar General is closing all their stores, despite a widespread rumor on social media.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- September 20, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Washington Post:** What would a Russia-NATO war look like? Russia’s wargaming it right now.* LUGA, Russia — A revitalized Russian military on Monday sent tanks, paratroopers, artillery, antiaircraft weapons, jets and helicopters into frigid rains to engage the forces of a mock enemy called the “Western Coalition.” The barrage of firepower , part of war games that began last week, was an explosive show of force that Baltic leaders said was a simulation of an attack against NATO forces in Eastern Europe. Russian President Vladi­mir Putin visited the field Monday, skipping the 72nd... more »

Man Self-Immolates Over THAAD Issue

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
The Korea Herald reports: South Korean activist Jo Young-sam died one day after setting himself on fire Tuesday in Mapo-gu, Seoul, to protest against the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense system. “THAAD should go and peace shall come. (The peace initiatives of) the Moon Administration should prevail,” 58-year-old Jo had said. He also left a four-page statement addressed to President Moon Jae-in, in which he denounced the THAAD [missile offense] deployment and called for peace initiatives regarding North Korea. Jo had suffered third-degree burns all over his body and had been r... more »

Alternative Social Network Gab Faces Domain Seizure For Violating “Anti-Discrimination Laws”

Aaron at Activist Post - 14 hours ago
By Aaron Kesel Alternative media social network Gab.ai, whose logo is a frog often used by the “alt right,” faces domain seizure for failing to... more »

Scientist Smacks Down Al Gore’s Claim That Harvey Brought ‘500,000 year rains’

Hifast at Climate Collections - 14 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: From The Daily Caller Former U.S. Vice President Al Gore attends a screening for “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” in Los Angeles, California, U.S., July 25, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni – Michael Bastasch 4:08 PM 09/18/2017 Former President Al Gore said Monday that Hurricane Harvey brought once in…

Ocean Cycles, Not Humans, May Be Behind Most Observed Climate Change

Hifast at Climate Collections - 14 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? ? An eminent atmospheric scientist says that natural cycles may be largely responsible for climate changes seen in recent decades. In a new report published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation, Anastasios Tsonis, emeritus distinguished professor of atmospheric sciences at the…

Are the glaciers in Glacier National Park growing?

Hifast at Climate Collections - 14 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: By Roger Roots, J.D., Ph.D., Founder, Lysander Spooner University http://www.lysanderspooneruniversity.com Glacier National Park (GNP) straddles the continental divide along Montana’s border with Canada. Ever since Al Gore’s 2006 film, “An Inconvenient Truth,” the Park has been seen as ground zero in the international battle over manmade global warming. …

More fiscal insanity in Illinois

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 14 hours ago
We've spoken before about Illinois' budget woes - follow those four links for more information. Now comes this news. Illinois’ pile of unpaid bills topped $16 billion for the first time as the state deals with the fallout of an unprecedented two straight fiscal years without complete budgets, the state comptroller’s office reported on Tuesday. The bill backlog is growing despite the enactment of a fiscal 2018 spending plan and income tax increase in July that ended a budget impasse between Illinois’ Republican governor and Democrats who control the legislature. * . . .* A provis... more »

‘Wow!’: Dr. Oz Makes FOX News Anchors’ Heads Explode as He Drops Cannabis Truth on LIVE TV

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: oz]Fox News' Fox and Friends had to cut to commericial after Dr. Oz injected the truth about cannabis in the middle of the show.

Darkly Dreaming Hillary

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
Losing the election to Donald Trump was her "dark midnight time of the soul," Hillary Clinton confided to rehab specialist Stephen Colbert on his CBS infotainment show. Fresh off his stint of normalizing and endearing professional liar Sean Spicer at the Emmy awards, Colbert was happy to do likewise for Clinton, whose marathon book tour is vying for attention with earthquakes, hurricanes and other disasters which always seem to unfairly threaten her campaigns. She joked that she'll be sticking around unless people take up a huge collection to send her someplace really nice. She dem... more »


bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2017Part 3—Hillary Clinton's admission:* Some of the questions which get asked in our ubiquitous surveys and polls are extremely straightforward. One such question is this: "If the election were held today, which candidate would you vote for?" That question is straightforward to the point of being simple-minded. Everyone knows what's being asked. In part for that reason, responses to that question tend to yield useful data. That question is extremely straightforward. Other times, our academicians and researchers may perhaps get a bit "creative" in formula... more »

Rihana Latest Town Taken In Operation To Liberate West Anbar

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
(UN) After a short pause the Iraqi forces went back on the offensive in west Anbar. The town of Rihana was the latest one to be freedin the region. It is in the Ana district in northwest Anbar along the Euphrates River. Elements of the army’s 7th and 8th Divisions, along with the tribal Hashd were involved in the operation. The Iraqi forces are moving to liberate west Anbar in stages, and in two broad thrusts. The first move was taking Akashat, which is in the center of west Anbar near the Syrian border, on September 16. That involved the army’s 1st and 8th Divisions, Anbar pol... more »

This Day In Iraqi History – Sep 20

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
1959 Gen Qasim executed several leaders of Mosul coup attempt 1980 Iran called up its military reserves Lead up to Iran-Iraq War 1983 Iran threatened to close Persian Gulf if West and Gulf States continued to aid Iraq 1990 British intel report said lots of unknowns about Iraq’s ballistic missile program 1998 British intel report said Iraq probably still had biological weapons program 2001 During meeting on war on terror Blair asked Bush about Iraq who said it was not an immediate problem 2001 Blair told Bush they should take time to build up case against Iraq 2001 Und...more »

Mueller's Witch Hunt Tries to Snare Paul Manafort...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 15 hours ago
*except it won't work.* Sexy Paul Manafort the Great is calling on the Justice Department to release transcripts of any intercepted communications he may have had with foreigners. “If true, *it is a felony to reveal the existence of a FISA warrant, regardless of the fact that no charges ever emerged. *The U.S. Department of Justice’s Inspector General should immediately conduct an investigation into these leaks and to examine the motivations behind a previous Administration’s effort to surveil a political opponent. *Mr. Manafort requests that the Department of Justice release any i... more »

The push to repeal Obamacare intensifies.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
Courtesy of Think Progress: *Senate Republicans are on the cusp of passing a bill that will eliminate hundreds of billions of dollars worth of health funding, destabilize insurance markets, and eventually phase out Medicaid in its entirety. Less than two months after three Republican senators stopped an earlier effort to strip away much of America’s health care safety net, millions of Americans’ health care is now in very serious peril. * *The new Trumpcare legislation — often referred to as “Graham-Cassidy” after Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA), its leading p... more »

Libya Update: A Clash of Egos

Richard Galustian at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 15 hours ago
[image: undefined] Libya has two rival governments and parliaments, as well as several militia groups aligned to both sides, and some "independent" ones, battling to control its oil wealth. Inexplicably for many, the only one that is recognised is called the Government of National Accord (GNA), totally unelected by the Libyan people, consisting of a handful of Ministers and headed by an architect. All of these were chosen by the UN, which also selected as Prime Minister, Faez Serraj who resides mostly in Tunis and intermittently visits Tripoli and a few other parts of Libya, depen... more »

Libya Update: A Clash of Egos

Richard Galustian at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 15 hours ago
[image: undefined] Libya has two rival governments and parliaments, as well as several militia groups aligned to both sides, and some "independent" ones, battling to control its oil wealth. Inexplicably for many, the only one that is recognised is called the Government of National Accord (GNA), totally unelected by the Libyan people, consisting of a handful of Ministers and headed by an architect. All of these were chosen by the UN, which also selected as Prime Minister, Faez Serraj who resides mostly in Tunis and intermittently visits Tripoli and a few other parts of Libya, depen... more »

Libya Update: A Clash of Egos

Richard Galustian at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 15 hours ago
[image: undefined] Libya has two rival governments and parliaments, as well as several militia groups aligned to both sides, and some "independent" ones, battling to control its oil wealth. Inexplicably for many, the only one that is recognised is called the Government of National Accord (GNA), totally unelected by the Libyan people, consisting of a handful of Ministers and headed by an architect. All of these were chosen by the UN, which also selected as Prime Minister, Faez Serraj who resides mostly in Tunis and intermittently visits Tripoli and a few other parts of Libya, depen... more »

Libya Update: A Clash of Egos

Richard Galustian at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 15 hours ago
[image: undefined] Libya has two rival governments and parliaments, as well as several militia groups aligned to both sides, and some "independent" ones, battling to control its oil wealth. Inexplicably for many, the only one that is recognised is called the Government of National Accord (GNA), totally unelected by the Libyan people, consisting of a handful of Ministers and headed by an architect. All of these were chosen by the UN, which also selected as Prime Minister, Faez Serraj who resides mostly in Tunis and intermittently visits Tripoli and a few other parts of Libya, depen... more »

Graphic Video Shows Cops Beat Woman ‘Like a Rag Doll’ Over Failure to Use Turn Signal

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: turn signal]A woman has filed a federal lawsuit after she was attacked by multiple officers and beaten to a bloody pulp over a traffic stop for a turn signal.

Colorado Cops Search for Poop-and-Run Jogger

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
Police in Colorado are looking for a jogger they say is repeatedly interrupting her runs to defecate in public in Colorado Springs.

White Man Faces Charges in Shooting Deaths of 2 Black Men

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
Kenneth James Gleason is charged with two counts of first degree murder and other charges, following the shooting deaths of two men in Baton Rouge.

Repost- Trump's Presidency: A Dangerous Deception

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
*This was initially posted January 18/2017:* Trump's Presidency: A Dangerous Deception F*or some reason this 10 month old post feels very timely. We have the US openly supporting terrorists in Syria- in order to destroy yet another nation. * - US Led Coalition & KurdIShIS Proxies Attacking Syrian Army, Impeding Terrorism Fight We have the establishment of an "official" base of operation in Israel along with the new Iron Dome battery becoming operational - US/Trump & Israel: First “official” US Military Base Opens *I shudder to think where this might be heading............. more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin One of Houston's dirtiest Superfund sites is suffering from multiple toxic-waste spills — and the government has yet to acknowledge it Donald Trump Jr. gives up his Secret Service protection Vince Cable promises to cancel Brexit and become prime minister Why Is Google Hiring 1,000 Journalists To Flood Newsrooms Around America? Turns out that the 'Antifa' group claiming they protested Red Sox game are actually right wingersMilitary Defeat as a Financial Collapse Trigger Did WaPo Break The Law When It Disciplined A Writer For This Negative Article On Jeff Bezos? P... more »

Leadership 2017 Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 15 hours ago
The latest from the federal NDP's leadership campaign. - CBC reports on Nathan Cullen's endorsement of Jagmeet Singh - which may make for one of the few shows of support capable of influencing members at this stage of the campaign. - Althia Raj highlights Charlie Angus' rebel yell, while Alex Ballingall writes about the Star editorial board's meeting with him (which includes somewhat more direct talk about potentially approving pipelines than we've heard through much of the campaign). Rob Rousseau is the latest to write about Niki Ashton as a Canadian counterpart to Bernie Sanders.... more »

CONFIRMED: Russia opposed to Kurdish separatism in Middle East

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Russia is comitted to the existing borders of Iraq, Syria, Turkey and Iran. More The post CONFIRMED: Russia opposed to Kurdish separatism in Middle East appeared first on The Duran.

US Sanctions Against Venezuela Will Hurt Americans

Ryan McMaken at - 15 hours ago
[image: undefined] After fifty years of imposing embargoes and other sanctions, the United States never managed to topple Cuba's communist regime. After forty years of the same in Iran, the US met with similar amounts of success. Ongoing sanctions against North Korea have not toppled to regime there. But, some people in Washington won't let decades of failure dissuade them. Last week, Congressman Mike Coffman (R-Colo.) introduced new legislation to bar Americans from importing oil products from Venezuela. The Washington Examiner reports: [T]he Protecting Against Tyranny and Resp... more »

Let Catalonia Decide

- 15 hours ago
[image: undefined] Should Catalonia be independent? Surely Catalans, and nobody else, must answer that question. Some Catalans consider themselves Spanish and some don’t. Many Spaniards consider Catalonia part of Spain, while some don’t. But it’s clear that a significant number of Catalans feel politically conquered, and resent it. Why should they live under a Spanish government, when their history, culture, and language are not Spanish? It’s a fair question, and one for which western democracies have no easy answer. If democratic voting is sacrosanct, are the results also sacrosa... more »

US/Trump & Israel: First “official” US Military Base Opens

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
*Had this saved from yesterday:* *Jewishnews* *United States opens first official outpost in the Jewish state, with operations starting on Monday following a ceremony * *Meaning the US has unofficial outposts in Israel. Clearly!* *The base started operating Monday* following a ceremony at the end of last week to inaugurate the facility that included Israeli and American military personnel. It will operate independently from within an Israeli military base in southern Israel that houses an air Defence school, according to the Israel Defence Forces. Several dozen American soldiers wi... more »

Are Americans Angry?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*The Hill*: *Fury fuels the modern political climate in US* *Americans are angry about everything.* That’s what Rep. Steve Israel thought just months before the 2014 midterm elections. During that cycle, Israel poured over reams of data and watched hours of focus groups with voters across the country. The New York Democrat, who had been tasked with coordinating his party’s messaging strategy, saw voters deeply antipathetic about more than just the partisan political process. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: This anger has been around for a while .... so why the focus now? I guess... more »

The Future Of Air War Is Being Determined Over The Skies Of Syria Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Four Falcons* Four Air Force F-16 Falcon aircraft taxi before taking off on a sortie during an aviation rotation at Krzesiny Air Base, Poland, Sept. 11, 2017. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jonathan Snyder *Patrick Tucker, Defense One:* *Syria is a ‘Laboratory’ for the Air War of the Future* U.S. airmen are rapidly developing and remixing new technologies and techniques in the fight against ISIS, but sometimes you can’t beat the tried and true. ISIS doesn’t have an Air Force, but the Syrian skies are nevertheless a rapidly evolving “laboratory” for air warfare, said U.S. military ... more »

The U.S. War In Yemen Is Escalating

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
[image: Dashboard 1] *Long War Journal:* *U.S. Has Launched 'More Than 100 Strikes Against AQAP' in 2017* Last week, after the US launched an airstrike in Yemen against al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), FDD’s Long War Journal noted that US Central Command (CENTCOM) has consistently maintained since April 2017 that it has conducted more than 80 attacks against the terror group. Over the weekend, we inquired with CENTCOM to see if that number has changed, and received a response that “To date, the US has conducted more than 100 strikes against AQAP militants, infrastructure,... more »

A Look At What North Korea's Command And Control Over Its Nuclear Weapons May Look Like

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Vipin Narang and Ankit Panda, War On The Rocks*: *Command and Control in North Korea: What a Nuclear Launch Might Look Like* A new nuclear state, in a major crisis with a conventionally superior nuclear-armed adversary, contemplates and prepares to move nuclear assets in the event it has to use them. Who controls the nuclear forces? Who decides when they might be assembled, mated to delivery vehicles, moved, and launched? Who has nominal authority to order those decisions? Who has the physical ability to implement them even without proper authorization? How experienced are the re... more »

A Grand And Dangerous Fool

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
For awhile, the myth circulated that, once Donald Trump became president, he would change. After Trump's speech at the UN yesterday, that myth should be assigned to the ash heap of history. Ross Barkin writes: Donald Trump will always be Donald Trump. If anyone hasn’t yet learned that lesson, today was educational. Trump, the reality show, punchline president – he’s great for the Emmys! – rambled in front of the United Nations general assembly about “Rocket Man” Kim Jong-un and threatened to “totally destroy” North Korea. His colorful language might even be funny if it weren’t for... more »

Job Opportunity

LL at Virtual Mirage - 15 hours ago
I had not heard the term, "magical life coach" until just the other day, but apparently it's an occupation. I'm nearly certain that there is a major course of study available at Cal Berkeley, preparing students for this by giving them the skill sets necessary. You don't need a PhD in magical life coach studies to hang your shingle, though the degree that your parents shelled out $100K for must be some help. I don't think that the occupation would get many takers in areas where people actually work for a living, but it's a thriving business in Hollywood where almost everyone is li... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 15 hours ago
BuzzFeed's Ben Smith is feeling a thrill up his leg: Tomorrow, Bill Clinton will hand what used to be [Clinton Global Initiative]'s main event off to Mike Bloomberg. And Bloomberg is reviving part of the event’s original role as a kind of US government in exile.... Bloomberg’s move to take over the conference (renamed the Bloomberg Global Business Forum) hasn’t drawn much attention, but it’s worth seeing in that context: The former New York mayor is inheriting not a conference, but a platform for an alternative American diplomacy.... Bloomberg’s version has some of CGI’s trappings, ... more »

Wednesday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 16 hours ago
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. - Matthew Yglesias offers his take on how to strengthen the U.S.' economy through full employment and improved wage and family benefits. And Richard Florida discusses how everybody can benefit if an increasingly important service sector starts to provide higher wages and better work: The only way to close Canada’s yawning economic divide and rebuild the middle class is to upgrade the wages and working conditions of Canada’s service workers. Increasing the minimum wage, as Ontario is doing, is an important first step. And, it is imp... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago

“The US Economy Is Dead in the Water”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“The US Economy Is Dead in the Water”* by Bill Bonner "We are spending a couple of days with friends out on a tiny and charming island in the Atlantic, Île d’Yeu. We took the ferry from the Fromentine harbor, near the city of Nantes, on Sunday. Since then, we’ve been enjoying the salt-soaked air. *The old castle on Île d’Yeu* The castle you see in the photo was built in the 14th century and attacked many times - by Spaniards, Arabs, and English pirates. But locals claim it was never taken by force. The engineers who built it were either geniuses, lucky, or both. ‘In World War II,... more »

Turkey to impose sanctions if Kurdish referendum held – Erdogan

Brecht Jonkers at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:00 PM) – Turkey will impose severe sanctions upon Iraqi Kurdistan if the planned independence referendum will be held as planned on September 25. This was said by Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the wake of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) meeting held on Tuesday. Addressing the assembled press outside his […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In pictures: ISIS thwarts Syrian Army assault, holds on to last villages in rural Hama

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:15 P.M.) – On Tuesday, encircled Islamic State forces repelled an assault by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the jihadist-held farmland east of Salamiyah. In a series of new photos released by Amaq Agency, ISIS alleged it had captured a BMP-1 and a pickup truck after driving back government troops. Large quantities […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Elite Syrian forces make massive advance up west Euphrates bank amid major ISIS collapse

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:53 P.M.) – The elite Tiger Forces of the Syrian Arab Army have made a massive advance against ISIS in northwest Deir Ezoor Governorate and are now on the verge of reaching Syrian troops in southeast Raqqa Governorate. Today, the Tiger Forces kicked off a major operation, assaulting far beyond the northwestern limits […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US says ready to leave Syria’s Al-Tanf – source

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
A military source told Sputnik that the US forces were ready to leave its military base in Syria’s al-Tanf. The US is ready to leave Syria’s al-Tanf, where the US-led coalition is currently located, but it has not outlined any time frames, a military-diplomatic source told Sputnik. “They say that they will [leave At Tanf], […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Zepp-LaRouche: Do We Go Down with the Trans-Atlantic Financial System, or Do We Join Hands with the New Silk Road?

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 16 hours ago
PDF: [image: PDF icon] 20170920-zepp-larouche.pdf *The following is a slightly edited transcript of Helga Zepp-LaRouche's remarks in a discussion with European colleagues on Sept. 19.* The world is a very quickly moving place, and I would say the key battle will be: Will the financial crash bring down the trans-Atlantic system first, creating chaos and disorder, or will we be able to put it together—the United States and the European nations joining with the New Silk Road in a completely new system of economy? Now that may sound like a difficult thing for many people, but it is ac... more »

2nd Powerful Mexican Quake- Devastating Damage

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*Pancho Villa has asked that we send prayers and good thoughts to the Mexican people after their 2nd terrible earthquake. I'm mustering all I have amigo. And surely many others are sending their heart energy your way. Stay strong. Stay safe.* *Tragedy comes in so many ways............... * New Scientist: Mexico has been rocked by its second big earthquake in less than two weeks and could be hit by more. The magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck central Mexico just after 6pm local time on Tuesday. Its epicentre was located 120 kilometres south-east of Mexico City at a depth of 51km. ... more »

One has to ask . . .

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 16 hours ago
. . . given the abysmal failure of the War On Drugs: is it time to just let this stuff come in, and allow the drug addiction problem to solve itself through natural selection? After all, drugs - particularly 'hard' drugs - are today much easier to find, and far more affordable, than they were at the start of the War On Drugs in 1971. Enough Fentanyl to Kill 32M People Seized in Single NYC Bust And then there's this: This pregnant woman overdosed — twice in one hour, police say Methinks Einstein had the right of it: *Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again* *and e... more »

The forgotten postwar US-Nazi alliance

Shane Quinn at The Duran - 16 hours ago
After 1945 the US had no issues recruiting major Nazi war criminals: Men like Wehrmacht General Reinhard Gehlen and SS Captain Klaus Barbie. More The post The forgotten postwar US-Nazi alliance appeared first on The Duran.

Fact checking Benjamin Netanyahu’s General Assembly speech

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 16 hours ago
The speech was full of downright lies and "alternative facts". Here is the reality. More The post Fact checking Benjamin Netanyahu’s General Assembly speech appeared first on The Duran.

Paul Ryan And Señor Trumpanzee In League To Destroy Senate Bipartisan Efforts

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Lamar Alexander (R-TN) voted to repeal Obamacare but when the repeal failed he decided he doesn't really want to hold folks in Tennessee who get healthcare coverage through Obamacare hostage. A former governor of his state and the chairman of the Senate Health Committee, he started working on a bipartisan fix that would at least stabilize the insurance markets while Congress figures out how to proceed. I've been hearing reports that his efforts have been going well. But then someone ratted him out to Trump and yesterday Trump-- with Paul Ryan in tow-- tried to put the kibosh on th... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Evergreen professor at center of protests resigns; college will pay $500,000* Professor Bret Weinstein was a vocal critic of an Evergreen State College event that asked white students to leave campus for a day as part of Day of Presence/Day of Absence. A group of students, in turn, confronted Weinstein and called him a racist, and the video went viral. Bret Weinstein and his wife, Heather Heying, resigned from their faculty positions effective Friday. The couple filed a $3.85 million tort claim in July alleging the college failed to “protect its employees from repeated provocat... more »

Syrian Army seizes ISIS tanks in Deir Ezzor [+ Photos]

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:30 P.M.) – Syrian Armed Forces continue to make substantial advances in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor, seizing more territories from the Islamic State. Having finally crossed to the eastern bank of the Euphrates last Monday, the Syrian Army – backed by heavy Russian airstrikes – was capable of recapturing several villages […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russian airstrikes destroy 2 jihadist car bombs in north Hama

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:50 P.M.) – Russian jets have preemptively destroyed two Al-Qaeda car bombs in northern Hama Governorate. The jihadist group intended to use the devices against Syrian Army positions in support of a large offensive it launched yesterday. According to sources, the two car bombs were located well behind Al-Qaeda’s front-lines in northern Hama […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army plows through ISIL’s defenses to liberate new areas in central Syria

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:15 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their offensive in the Jubb Al-Jarrah District of the Homs Governorate, Wednesday, liberating several areas from the Islamic State (ISIL) terror organization near the town of Al-Masoudiyah. Backed by heavy artillery from the 18th Division, the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Legion managed to break-through […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Russian helicopters pummel jihadists in Syria’s Hama

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:50 P.M.) – Dozens of jihadi militants have been killed and injured as the Syrian and Russian air force conducted non-stop airstrikes in central and northwest Syria. According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, the Syrian and Russian fighter jets and helicopters have conducted more than 140 sorties since yesterday, targeting […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

BREAKING: Al-Qaeda T-90 blown up during tank battle with Syrian Army T-72 in north Hama

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:35 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army has destroyed a T-90 main battle tank (shown above) belonging to the Al-Qaeda-linked Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham terrorist group during fierce clashes in northern Hama Governorate. According to military sources, the jihadist T-90 was engaged by a Syrian Army T-72 near Ma’an. In the ensuing tank battle, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army kills Al-Qaeda emir of Aleppo in northern Hama

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Al-Qaeda linked Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham group launched a large-scale offensive in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate, Tuesday, targeting the key town of Ma’an near the Hama-Idlib Highway. However, the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham would not go according to plan, as the terrorist group lost scores of combatants while […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIS kills 3 Russian soldiers in Deir Ezzor: Amaq provides photos

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – According to the ISIS terrorist group, its forces have killed three Russian soldiers in Deir Ezzor Governorate amid ongoing clashes throughout the central areas of the region. Yesterday, the ISIS-linked Amaq news agency released images of three pro-government troops that ISIS forces allegedly killed in Deir Ezzor. It is not […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army continues to liberate territory from IS along Iraqi border: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:35 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army and ‘al-Hashd al-Sha’abi’, also known as the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF), recaptured a 100 square kilometre area (38.6 square miles) on the Syrian-Iraqi border, Tuesday. The capture means the SAA and its allies now control the stretch between the al-Waleed and Al-Qa’im, forcing the self-proclaimed Islamic […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Trump administration working toward renewed drilling in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge* The Trump administration is quietly moving to allow energy exploration in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for the first time in more than 30 years, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post, with a draft rule that would lay the groundwork for drilling. Congress has sole authority to determine whether oil and gas drilling can take place within the refuge’s 19.6 million acres. But seismic studies represent a necessary first step, and Interior Department officials are modifying... more »

China and Russia's Crazy Plan to Make America's Most Powerful Weapon Obsolete

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, * How they can sink the carriers. *And if aircraft carriers can’t contribute in the most critical conflicts that face the United States, it will become impossible to justify to the resources necessary to their construction and protection. That, more than anything else, will lead to obsolescence, and the end of the aircraft carrier as the currency of national power.* Aircraft carriers have been the primary capital ship of naval combat since the 1940s, and remain the currency of modern naval power. But for nearly as long as carriers have existed, navies...more »

RANKED: 5 Most Powerful Armies on the Planet (In 2030)

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, * Who would win? *In the end, the answers to “how do we build a powerful army” remain painfully simple. States that have access to enthusiastic populations with high human capital, that can cull the most innovative technologies from robust, modern economies, and that can structure their civil-military relations with just-enough-but-not-too-much independence will tend to do very well. Experience doesn’t hurt, either. The simplicity of the answers does not imply that the prescriptions are easy to achieve, however.* The focus of ground combat operations ... more »

“Devastating:” Authors retract paper in Nature journal upon discovering error

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 17 hours ago
Several years ago, Chris Dames thought he had made an exciting discovery, a “secret sauce” that would allow him to design a device using a novel mechanism. In a 2014 Nature Communications paper, Dames—who works at the University of California at Berkeley—and his team described the first experimental results for the device, a photon thermal […] The post “Devastating:” Authors retract paper in Nature journal upon discovering error appeared first on Retraction Watch.

5 Weapons the U.S. Marines Would Use to Crush China or Russia in a War

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * They know how to win wars. *The AH-1Z also shares many common parts with the Marines’ Bell UH-1Y Venom version of the UH-1 Huey, which helps with the services logistics. However, on the downside, the Viper and Venom are unique platforms with the Defense Department, and have not been built in huge numbers like the Army’s Apache or UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters. That means the Marines have a more difficult time keeping their machines up-to-date with the latest advances—and it costs more.* The U.S. Marine Corps prides itself on being America’s 911 force—... more »

“In July of 2013, I was raped by Charles Payne. In July of 2017, I was raped again by Fox News."

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
Courtesy of the New York Times: *Fox News, which for more than a year has dealt with the fallout from an embarrassing sexual harassment scandal, was sued on Monday by the political commentator Scottie Nell Hughes, who claimed that she had been raped by the longtime anchor Charles Payne and was then retaliated against by the network after she came forward with her allegation. * *Mr. Payne, the host of “Making Money” on Fox Business, returned to the air this month after the network suspended him in July pending an investigation into his conduct. Upon his return, the network said that... more »

What is the Supply of Money Telling Us About the Health of the Economy?

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 17 hours ago
One of the Federal Reserve's key responsibility is monitoring the supply of money in the economy. Through the mechanism of creating and destroying money, the Fed is able to impact economic growth levels. Here's what the Fed has to say about the supply of money: "*The money supply is commonly defined to be a group of safe assets that households and businesses can use to make payments or to hold as short-term investments. For example, U.S. currency and balances held in checking accounts and savings accounts are included in many measures of the money supply.* *There are several stan... more »

Ocean Cycles, Not Humans, May Be Behind Most Observed Climate Change

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood An eminent atmospheric scientist says that natural cycles may be largely responsible for climate changes seen in recent decades. In a new report published by the Global Warming Policy Foundation, Anastasios Tsonis, emeritus distinguished professor of atmospheric sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, describes new and cutting-edge research into natural […]

Is the world warming to clean coal?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood A thoughtful article from CAPX: At an event in New Delhi last month, the Indian government’s chief economic adviser had strong words for critics of India’s energy sector. In a fiery defense of Indian coal energy, Arvind Subramanian – a former IMF economist who worked at Washington’s […]

Online battle for right wing hearts and minds in German election

Abigail Fielding-Smith at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 17 hours ago
The German right fights to build its new Breitbart


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 18 hours ago
While Sebastian Kurz, Alexander van der Bellen and Francois Macron were pictured in conversation at the UN meeting in New York, the scandal surrounding a paper outlining an approach for a Globalist power grab over the OVP deepened. http://diepresse.com/home/ausland/aussenpolitik/5288183/Sebastian-Kurz-und-die-Bilder-im-Kreis-der-Maechtigen http://diepresse.com/home/innenpolitik/nationalratswahl/5288427/Lebende-Subvention-fuer-Sebastian-Kurz Three officials belonging to the Austrian foreign ministry helped prepare the plan for, according to […]

Paul Manafort demands DOJ release his intercepted phone calls to the American public

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 19 hours ago
If he was trying to hide something, why is he demanding a transparent investigation of the leaks. More The post Paul Manafort demands DOJ release his intercepted phone calls to the American public appeared first on The Duran.

New Emails show Hillary Clinton invited Vladimir Putin to Clinton Foundation Gala

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Proving once again that Hillary's "Russia election hacking" story is a complete hoax. More The post New Emails show Hillary Clinton invited Vladimir Putin to Clinton Foundation Gala appeared first on The Duran.

Did Trump prevent all out war between Saudi Arabia and Qatar?

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Donald Trump called the leaders of both countries and warned them to back off. More The post Did Trump prevent all out war between Saudi Arabia and Qatar? appeared first on The Duran.

"Freedom Is a Myth: We Are All Prisoners of the Police State’s Panopticon Village"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"Freedom Is a Myth: * *We Are All Prisoners of the Police State’s Panopticon Village"* by John W. Whitehead "We're run by the Pentagon, we're run by Madison Avenue, we're run by television, and as long as we accept those things and don't revolt we'll have to go along with the stream to the eventual avalanche. As long as we go out and buy stuff, we're at their mercy. We all live in a little Village. Your Village may be different from other people's Villages, but we are all prisoners.” - Patrick McGoohan "First broadcast in Great Britain 50 years ago, "The Prisoner"- a dystopian tel... more »

Mandatory Over-Vaccination - The Australian Experience

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
By Elizabeth Hart Recently there have been calls for mandatory vaccination in the UK, as discussed by Tom Moberly, UK editor of The BMJ, see UK doctors re-examine case for mandatory vaccination. The United States and Australia are at the...

What Would Dear Abby Say: Advice Sought for Uncle's Vaccine Refusal and Newborn Baby

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
Thanks to Judy Ritchie for the heads up on this advice column vaccine related question. Mom to be is angry with her brother and his wife because they are vaccine cautious, having their own child with a vax injury. This...

A Tribe Called Red

Barbara Ann Levy at A Curated Green Rights Collection - 19 hours ago

So now there's a gay Bible, where Rihanna is the Lord. Seems right.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
Courtesy of Pride: *Just weeks after becoming the Mayor of Hell, Michigan and banning all heterosexuals from entering the town, comedian Elijah Daniel has now rewritten the holy bible for the gays. * *The EDV (Elijah Daniel Version) translation has a few updates from previous editions; Rihanna is God, she made Adam and Steve, not Adam and Eve, and instead of wine, Jesus turns water into mimosas.* Well mimosas have vitamin C, so clearly that is a better choice. off to a great start pic.twitter.com/yTWT9H5yI4 — fagdad elijah daniel (@elijahdaniel) September 15, 2017 I'm just confu... more »

Diplomat Publishes Panegyric to Chang An-lo

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 20 hours ago
*On a hilly road outside Taichung, saxophone players serenade a group having a picnic.* Editors at the Diplomat fell down on the job this week, publishing a panegyric to the gangster, assassin, and dope smuggler Chang An-lo. Much of it is unintentionally hilarious, and all of it is fatuous and inept. We who have long followed his career had many good laughs, but this gem was widely circulated: At public events, Zhang is routinely followed and waited upon by a well-trained entourage; when encountering people on the street who may or may not recognize him immediately, Zhang is a per... more »

'They're killing us': world's most endangered tribe cries for help

White Wolf at White Wolf - 20 hours ago
Logging companies keen to exploit Brazil's rainforest have been accused by human rights organisations of using gunmen to wipe out the Awá, a tribe of just 355. Survival International, with backing from Colin Firth, is campaigning to stop what a judge referred to as 'genocide' Trundling along the dirt roads of the Amazon, the giant logging lorry dwarfed the vehicle of the investigators following it. The trunks of nine huge trees were piled high on the back – incontrovertible proof of the continuing destruction of the world's greatest rainforest and its most endangered tribe, the Awá... more »

North Korea threatens “final ruin” of USA in first statement since Trump’s UN speech

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 21 hours ago
The statement does not address Trump's personal remarks but it does address his threat of destruction. More The post North Korea threatens “final ruin” of USA in first statement since Trump’s UN speech appeared first on The Duran.

Stalin And The Ukraine Famine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
A starving family in a courtyard, featured in Anne Applebaum's new book Red Famine *Daily Mail*: *The forgotten Holocaust: How Stalin starved four million to death in a grotesque Marxist experiment - which many in Russia STILL deny* Four million Ukrainians were starved to death by Stalin across 1932 and 1933 Some left-leaning figures past and present have sympathised with his regime But a new book by Anne Applebaum leaves no doubt about his responsibility One day in the summer of 1933, in a village in Ukraine, then part of the Soviet Union, a little boy woke on top of the family s... more »

Breaking video: British attack drone prevents ISIS public execution in Syria by firing missile at event

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:07 A.M.) – The British Royal Air Force has apparently prevented an ISIS public execution in Syria by firing a guided missile from a combat drone to disrupt the event. The British Ministry of Defence has declassified footage (shown below) of the strike and released it online. According to sources, the location of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Syrian ballistic missile forces made ready

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – The Russian Federal News Agency has released a brief video report showing Syrian Arab Army missile forces carrying out a regular drill with mobile tactical ballistic missile launchers. The tactical ballistic missiles shown in the video belong to a Soviet-era design called the OTR-21 Tochka. The exact OTR-21 model – […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Kurdish, Coalition forces assisting ISIS in Deir Ezzor: Russian MoD

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 A.M.) – According to the Russian Ministry of Defence, Coalition and Kurdish-led forces are assisting ISIS terrorists in eastern Deir Ezzor through a variety of means in what appears to be an attempt to prevent the Syrian Army and allied paramilitaries from liberating the region. Major General Igor Konashenkov, a ministry spokesman, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Syrian Army ambush in Deir Ezzor has deadly results for ISIS

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 P.M.) – Amid ongoing battles between the Syrian Arab Army and ISIS throughout Deir Ezzor Governorate, Syrian troops have sprung a deadly trap on Islamic State raiding forces. Yesterday, Syrian troops of the 5th Assault Corps holding positions to the west of Deir Ezzor city set up an ambush just beyond their […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army uncovers large ISIL bomb workshop in Deir Ezzor: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:15 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) uncovered a large bomb workshop in the Deir Ezzor Governorate town of ‘Ayyash a couple days ago, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported on Tuesday. The Syrian Army discovered this large bomb workshop that belonged to the Islamic State (ISIL) when they liberated the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russian, Syrian jets hit terrorists in Hama, Idlib with 100+ strikes over 12 hours

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:50 A.M.) – Russian and Syrian airpower went all-out over the skies of northern Hama and southern Idlib Governorates yesterday in response to a jihadist offensive launched by Al-Qaeda-linked terrorist forces. Yesterday, forces of the Al-Qaeda-linked Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham terrorist group initiated an offensive against the Syrian Army in northern Hama, employing tanks […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Nearly 500 rebels defect to Syrian government: Russian MoD

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
Syrian government forces have reached ceasefire agreements in the past 24 hours with the leaders of seven illegal armed units numbering up to 500 militants in Damascus and Daraa provinces, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday. The ministry’s Center for Syrian reconciliation said that the agreements to cease hostilities were reached with the leaders of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

"Beware – the Equifax Scams Are Coming"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"Beware – the Equifax Scams Are Coming"* by Wolf Richter "OK, this had to happen. It’s not a surprise. It’s just a fact of life. We live in a world of scammers, and when there is a crisis, for them, there’s opportunity. There are scams and frauds to take advantage of any crisis, its victims, and people trying to do the right thing. The Equifax hack is no exception. And the scams have already started. “Don’t panic. But be vigilant,” suggests Susan Grant, director of consumer protection and privacy at the Consumer Federation of America. “With this breach, criminals have everything ... more »

Merck’s Former Doctor Predicts Gardasil to Become the Greatest Medical Scandal of All Time

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: gardasil] It only gets worse. Essentially the whole pharmaceutical industry jumped into the vaccine industry as a cash. None of this is slightly justified and it naturally endangers consumers. It all compares to bloodletting. I do not know what can stop this. The science is completely bought out and largely fabricated. i no longer think they even err on the side of safety. It is a very bad scene.. . *Merck’s Former Doctor Predicts Gardasil to Become the Greatest Medical Scandal of All Time * * by ARJUN WALIA* * http://realfarmacy.com/gardasil-scandal/* *“It is si...more »

Mystery of the slimy brain-like 'alien blobs' found in a Canadian lagoon that appear to be SPREADING

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: They might look like props from a low-budget horror flick, but these mysterious slimy blobs are actually colonies of hundreds of tiny creatures. The pond-dwelling jellies were recently spotted for the first time in Canada] I have seen this before in fossil form in photographs from Australia. It happens to be just about the oldest possible fossil. So here we have a life form we know has been with us for almost 500,000,000 years.. It is even nearby to me. However is do suspect this is far more common than imagined. After all it likes muddy pond water and likely deep as ... more »

Shocking' Holocaust Study Claims Nazis Killed Up To 20 Million People

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: holocaust-concentration-camp-birkenau-train] This needed to be done. The original estimates were hardly the result of any serious scholarship but more an exercise in proxies and back of the envelope calulations. They provided a ball park and a low one at that. Corrected calculations were always certain to be upwards. From this it appears that a real number will be toward the high point of a range of 15 to 20 millions. Say 18 million +/- 2 million. These are awful numbers, yet similar in size to the efforts of Stalin as well. He at least could hide behind a vastly larg... more »

How 37 Banks Became 4 In Just 2 Decades, All In One Astonishing Chart

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: bank-chart] This is impractical nonsense of course and needs to be seriously changed. We need competitive banking scaled at the State level at least. We have needed this for a long time. This happened because the merger of banking with investment banking back in 1999 ending the most important reform out of the Great Depression. The real problem is the economic ignorance of the political class itself who will buy any sort of nonsense and never listen to those who truly know better and are also truly independent... *How 37 Banks Became 4 In Just 2 Decades, All ... more »

9/11 - I was surprised by this connection - how the future is made

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 22 hours ago
I was personally surprised that certain footage in this following video has started to reveal the GLOBAL ACTORS in the 9/11 scam... what we don't know is more than we can take. Seriously, disturbed by this... Trump, Netanyahu, Silverstein, Giulliani... is there really that tight a connection? Remember, Mike, "Politics is too dangerous," and only a Free Planet will save our collective sanity.

Did President Trump Take A Sip Of Wine?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: President Trump does not smoke or drink .... and apparently he has always been like that. So did he take a drink in this toast (1:32 mark of the video)? A friend of mine who is an alcoholic (he has not had a drink for almost 10 years) told me that he did not. His lips got wet .... yes .... but in his book that does not classify as taking a drink. What's my take .... getting your lips wet is definitely not taking a drink.

Midnight Meme Of The Day

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 22 hours ago
*-by Noah* Republicans still have their daggers out for Hillary Clinton and they always will. Having their guy win the presidency over her just isn't enough to them. Maybe it's the fact that she got over 3 million more votes than Señor Trumpanzee. Maybe it's just because they can't deal with women at all or women of such professional accomplishment and brain power. She may have been a poor campaigner and candidate, but, really, do they want to get into comparisons of Clinton vs. a stark, raving mad fascist with a mind that will keep shrinks talking for the rest of human history? ... more »

Morgan Freeman declares war on Russia

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 23 hours ago
Yesterday, actor Morgan Freeman – who has starred as the U.S. president in some movies – was hired by a bunch of pro-Hillary and neocon, anti-Trump operatives and recorded an incredible monologue. America is at war with Russia because KGB agent Putin, grumpy about the fall of the Soviet Union, has hacked the U.S. computers and attacked 241 years of the U.S. democracy. This is no movie script. Paul Joseph Watson and Marty TV gave some sensible responses. Mr Freeman, this is indeed no movie script which is exactly the reason why you shouldn't have agreed to play it. It's no movie scri... more »

Venezuela blasts “Hitler” Trump while Iran condemns Trump’s “medieval hate speech”

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 23 hours ago
Donald Trump's maiden speech to the United Nations General Assembly is already being heavily criticised. More The post Venezuela blasts “Hitler” Trump while Iran condemns Trump’s “medieval hate speech” appeared first on The Duran.

What Is Missing From Ken Burns 'Vietnam'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Bing West, NYPost: **Missing from Ken Burns’ ‘Vietnam’: The patriotism and pride of those who fought* To understand Ken Burns’ 18-hour Vietnam documentary, listen to the music. The haunting score tells you: This will be a tale of misery. And indeed, Burns and his co-author Geoffrey C. Ward conclude their script by writing, “The Vietnam War was a tragedy, immeasurable and irredeemable. But meaning can be found in the individual stories . . .” The film is meticulous in the veracity of the hundreds of factoids that were selected. Everything depicted on the American side actually hap... more »

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
#BREAKING: Here is the moment when the earthquake struck Mexico City. (Video by @AlertaChiapas) pic.twitter.com/DfEcxF7nob — BreakingNNow (@BreakingNNow) September 19, 2017 The moment the 7.1-magnitude quake hit Jojutla, in Morelos State, south of Mexico City https://t.co/Vu1Up9b7MQ pic.twitter.com/dp39pUQT2V — AFP news agency (@AFP) September 20, 2017 Inner eyewall of Hurricane Maria looks to pass just south of Saint Croix. Good news for them. Those in Puerto Rico prepare for worst case. pic.twitter.com/XiFBhHFsIq — Anthony Sagliani (@anthonywx) September 20, 2017 A central pre... more »

“Stress: Are You Sick With Worry?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Stress: Are You Sick With Worry?”* by Jordan Lite “You're probably familiar with the insidious effects of stress on your sleep quality and its link to anxiety and depression. Now growing body of evidence suggests that stress can take a physical toll, too, damaging everything from your heart to your immune system. It may even shorten your lifespan. "Chronic emotional stress can affect virtually every organ system in negative ways," says Dean Ornish, M.D., founder and president of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute in Sausalito, Calif. "But stress is not simply a function of... more »

Did President Obama Know That The FBI Had Wiretapped People Connected To Trump's Presidential Campaign?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
ABC News *Wall Street Journal:* *Did Obama Know about Comey’s Surveillance?* *The media is less interested in Obama Administration wiretapping than in how Trump described it.* This week CNN is reporting more details on the Obama Administration’s 2016 surveillance of people connected to the presidential campaign of the party out of power. It seems that once President Obama’s appointee to run the FBI, James Comey, had secured authorization for wiretapping, the bureau continued its surveillance into 2017. CNN reports: * US investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman P... more »

Morgan Freeman’s “We Are At War With Russia’ video, DESTROYED by Paul Joseph Watson

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 1 day ago
Morgan Freeman was paid by neocons, warmongers and Hillary supporters to make the trash video More The post Morgan Freeman’s “We Are At War With Russia’ video, DESTROYED by Paul Joseph Watson appeared first on The Duran.

3 dumb Democrats say “Sputnik Radio” crushed Hillary’s campaign. “Sputnik Radio” started broadcasting June 2017

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 1 day ago
Dumb Democrats think "Sputnik Radio" ruined Hillary Clinton's campaign. More The post 3 dumb Democrats say “Sputnik Radio” crushed Hillary’s campaign. “Sputnik Radio” started broadcasting June 2017 appeared first on The Duran.

Facts Favor Jemele Hill Over Trump

Elwood Watson at Diverse - 1 day ago
The primary question at the center of the controversy is: Was Hill wrong in her assessment of President Trump as a White supremacist? Let's examine the evidence.

Organizations Call for DeVos to Halt Student Loan Policy Changes

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
The regulatory changes being pursued by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos in the student loan arena could “spell disaster for students of color who are too often exploited in consumer lending,” a group of 39 organizations said in a letter to DeVos.

Report: Higher Ed Must Factor In Growing Single Mother Student Population

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Even as more single mothers than ever are attending college, services for student parents have been reduced. Many schools have had to close childcare centers on campus due to funding issues.

Protests, Investigation Follow Georgia Tech Shooting

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
On Tuesday, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation released the recording of the 911 call made by 21 year-old Scout Schultz, the Georgia Tech engineering student who was shot and killed by campus police.

The South Vietnamese who fled the fall of Saigon -- and those who returned

Jana Lipman, Associate Professor of History, Tulane University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Vietnamese at a camp in Guam seeking repatriation, September 1975. National Archives and Records Administration, Record Group 319, Box 19, declassification number 984082., CC BY More than 120,000 people fled Vietnam after the North Vietnamese captured Saigon on April 30, 1975. This chaotic evacuation has been captured in iconic photos, documentary films and oral histories. How did the Vietnamese seeking safety actually get from small boats or rooftop helicopters to the United States? First, they went to Guam. In response to the emergency, the U.S. military established a refugee ca... more »

Trump speaks at the UN: 5 takeaways

Simon Reich, Professor in The Division of Global Affairs and The Department of Political Science, Rutgers University Newark at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Trump talks tough at the U.N. General Assembly. Reuters/Lucas Jackson It is a short distance from Trump Tower on Fifth Avenue to the United Nations headquarters on First Avenue, but these are different worlds. Donald Trump’s native world is one of unilateralism and competition, with more than a hint of bravado and aggression. The U.N.‘s world is one of multilateralism and cooperation, with a heavy dose of diplomacy and collaboration. Those two worlds met when Trump gave his first speech to the U.N. as America’s president. And the nationalism and pragmatism of the relatively recentl... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Corridor Convoy* Soldiers maneuver through a central corridor during training on Fort Irwin, Calif., Sept. 15, 2017. During the exercise, soldiers conducted a wide-area defense with the objective of controlling key terrain. Army photo by Sgt. David Edge

US Senate Intel Committee Changes Trump Lawyer Cohen To Open Hearing; Cohen Ukraine-Russia Ties-Allegations

“Senate Intel Leaders’ Statement on the Postponing of Michael Cohen’s Interview Sep 19 2017 WASHINGTON – Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman … Continue reading →

Hollywood Stars Form A Committee To Investigate Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Beast*: *Rob Reiner and Morgan Freeman Declare ‘War’ on Russia* With the newly formed Committee to Investigate Russia, filmmaker Rob Reiner tells The Daily Beast he plans to do what President Trump won’t. “People always joke that he’s the voice of God,” Rob Reiner says of Morgan Freeman. And while that is a role Freeman has portrayed in multiple films, he also has some experience playing the president of the United States. The first time the Oscar-winning actor took on the role of president, in 1998’s Deep Impact, he was charged with protecting the human race from a giant c... more »

Take Off Your Swastika: Berkeley Punks Rule-- Gilman Street/Green Day Film Arrives Just In Time For Campus "Free Speech Year"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Green Day at Gilman, 1992-- photo by Murray Bowles* *-by Denise Sullivan* In 1988, the peace punks who congregated at 924 Gilman Street in Berkeley, California, had a choice to make: To meet encroaching skinheads with violence or to fight back with the tactics of non-violence. Choices were made, the inevitable schisms from within ensued, and life went on, as the new documentary, *Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk*, tells. While the story and other tales of punk rock glory illustrate punk's inherent contradictions and what happens when utopian ideals like egalitarianism and... more »

Syrian Army liberates two towns along eastern banks of the Euphrates: map

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has been rapidly advancing in the Euphrates River Valley recently, liberating a large portion of territory that was previously occupied by the so-called Islamic State (ISIL) in the Deir Ezzor Governorate. On Tuesday, the Syrian Arab Army staked their claim on the eastern banks of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Iran: Kurdish independence to ‘create another Israel’ – Ayatollah Jannati

Hardline conservative Chairman of Assembly of Experts Ayatollah Ahmad Jannati asserted that Kurdistan’s bid for independence from Iraq is an attempt to “disintegrate” and “create another Israel” in the region, speaking at a session of the Assembly of Experts of Leadership in Tehran, Tuesday. Jannati stressed that “today’s important issue about Kurdistan is the climate […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Israeli De-Development of Occupied Palestine

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Israeli De-Development of Occupied Palestine by Stephen Lendman(Jew), https://www.globalresearch.ca/ A new UN Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report strongly criticized Israeli “de-development” of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Gaza – the deplorable legacy of 50 years of occupation harshness, persecuting, brutalizing and exploiting beleaguered Palestinians. – Longstanding poverty and unemployment persist at levels worse than […]

Ahead: Major Market Shock | Rob Kirby

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
FinanceAndLiberty.com Published on Sep 17, 2017 The stock market is at all time highs and precious metals are slumping. But not for long. “One day, we’re going to wake up, and things will be fundamentally different,” Rob Kirby warns on this week’s SD Metals & Markets wrap. The market manipulation will end, and precious metals will […]

Trump Right Again: CNN Admits Trump May Have Been Wiretapped

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
CNN FORCED TO ADMIT TRUMP MAY HAVE BEEN RIGHT ABOUT BEING WIRETAPPED by Paul Joseph Watson | http://www.Infowars.com Paul Manafort had a residence in Trump Tower After the revelation that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was wiretapped both before and after the election, CNN was forced to acknowledge that President Trump may have been right when […]

Illuminist War Propaganda: Morgan Freeman — ‘We Are At War With Russia’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Signs of desperation!? Paul Joseph Watson Published on Sep 19, 2017 If America had wanted war with Russia, Hillary Clinton would be president right now. ORIGINAL VIDEO: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uz9PN… end

US & South Korean Bombers and Jets Fly Over Peninsula in Display of Force

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT Published on Sep 19, 2017 Two B-1B and four F-35B fighter jets from the US military joined four F-15K jets from South Korea as they flew from the Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni in Yamaguchi over the Korean Peninsula in a military drill, Monday, in the latest display of force amidst heightened tensions with North […]

Putin Orders End To US Dollar Trade At Russian Seaports

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Putin Orders End To US Dollar Trade At Russian Seaports by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com/ Whether in response to rising scorching tensions with the US, or simply to provide support for the ruble, on Tuesday Russian President Vladimir Putin instructed the government to approve legislation making the ruble the main currency of exchange at all Russian seaports by […]

Deadly 7.1 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Mexico City

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT Published on Sep 19, 2017 Thousands of people streamed out of buildings in Mexico City on Tuesday after central Mexico was hit by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake. The US Geological Survey said the quake was centered near the Puebla state town of Raboso, about 76 miles (123 km) southeast of the capital. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8nm1 […]

Harvey defies attribution to global warming

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 1 day ago
All of this alarmist attribution stuff is junk science personified. We are seeing nothing that is outside of normal natural variability. As my father used to say, figures don't lie but liars sure can figure.

What Are The Military Options Against North Korea?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Uri Friedman, The Atlantic*: *North Korea: The Military Options* *What would a strike actually entail?* The Trump administration claims “all options are on the table” for dealing with North Korea’s nuclear-weapons program—from using military force, to pressuring China to cut off economic relations with North Korea, to Donald Trump negotiating directly with Kim Jong Un. But what do those options look like? And what consequences could they have? This series explores those questions, option by option. *Read more* .... *More News On What Are The Military Options Against North Korea*... more »

Whatever Happened To Lyndon LaRouche?

Alex Berezow at Science 2.0 blogs - 1 day ago
Seattle attracts some very strange people. When I first moved to the Emerald City in 2004, I remember coming across a group of young political activists protesting George W. Bush. Of course, that's normal in a place like Seattle, but what wasn't normal was that this same group of activists didn't like Al Gore. (I seem to recall a banner that depicted Mr. Gore as a giant blob, sort of like Jabba the Hutt.) The LaRouchies wouldn't have much use for Barack Obama, either. Who were these people? I had to find out. So, way back in 2004, I decided to engage one of them in conversation, ... more »

Questioning imperial propaganda: From 9/11 to Charlottesville

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 1 day ago
I spent the 16th anniversary of 9/11 at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland, CA *Most Recent Show: Jim Fetzer on Charlottesville: "2 cars + 2 drivers + 2 takes = totally fake" Show link https://www.patreon.com/posts/jim-fetzer-on-2-14457583* Why won’t the international community stop the Rohingya genocide? https://www.veteranstoday.com/2017/09/19/rohingya/ * * * *DC Dave on “The Charlottesville Operation” * https://www.patreon.com/posts/dc-dave-on-14425757 Kevin's Press TV interviews on Saudis vs. Yemen https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gfu6sXz8Rjw US sanctions help Iran towards... more »

Fox News Hits Back at Lawsuit Over Botched Seth Rich Story

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Attorneys for the cable news station said that Rod Wheeler's lawsuit doesn't show he was defamed, and that it should be handled in arbitration.

Trump Nailed it On Socialism At UNGA

AV at The Verma Report - 1 day ago
"The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented." "Wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure." ~ Donald Trump speaking at the UN General Assembly. Here's the link to the full speech.

Ethnic Clashes Displace Tens Of Thousands In Ethiopia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*VOA*: *Ethiopia: 55,000 People Displaced Amid Ethnic Clashes * ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA — More than 55,000 ethnic Oromos have been displaced from Ethiopia's Somali region after a week of clashes with Somalis in which dozens were killed, the regional government of Ethiopia's restive Oromia region said on Sunday. The statement from the Oromia government follows claims by Somali regional officials earlier this week that more than 50 people were killed in an attack against ethnic Somalis in Aweday town. "More than 55,000 Oromos were displaced from the Somali region after the recent inc... more »

Shooting miscellany

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 1 day ago
Here are a few bits and pieces that have crossed my path, or my consciousness, in recent weeks. First off, buckshot. I highly recommend Federal's Flite Control rounds as one's primary buckshot load for defensive use. I prefer the #1 buckshot reduced-recoil (i.e. slower muzzle velocity) cartridge (15 pellets per load), but others choose 00 buck in standard-velocity or reduced-recoil rounds. The special Flite Control shot cups hold the load together quite a long distance from the muzzle, so that even out to 30 yards, most of the pellets will hit a human-size target. Most 'convent... more »

"Sovereignty" and a world-wide rush toward Putin-ism

David Brin at CONTRARY BRIN - 1 day ago
The key word from Donald Trump's United Nations speech - "sovereignty" - should trigger alarms. That word — repeated 21 times in the 40-minute speech — has been widely discussed by politicians, pundits and the media, focusing on how Trump’s U.N. speech bounced between conflicting impulses "to the point of incoherence." In paying homage to American generosity on the world stage, for example, Trump cited several U.S.-funded global health programs... that his administration has cut. He praised the Marshall Plan, which rebuilt Europe after World War II, even as he repeatedly vowed that ... more »

Russian Ka-52 Attack Helicopter Accidentally Opens Fire On Bystanders With Missiles (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail:* *Terrifying moment Russian helicopter accidentally opens fire on bystanders with MISSILES due to 'technical glitch' during Zapad 2017 war games, seriously injuring two people* * Footage appears to show bystanders being fired upon by a Russian helicopter * Two missiles explode just feet away from cars and people in horrifying scenes * It has been reported that two people were seriously hurt and taken to hospital * Comes as Russia hosts its biggest war games in years in form of Zapad-2017 * Putin's forces repelled an imaginary enemy and launched a 'counter-offensive'... more »

Dana Rohrabacher Seems To Be Making Every Move He Can To Lose His Reelection Bid

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
When Dana Rohrabacher was first elected to Congress in the '80s his Orange County district was beet red. Last year, nearly three decades on, the PVI was a very daunting R+7. Next year, Rohrabacher faces a more hostile environment. Trump lost the district to Hillary-- albeit narrowly-- and the PVI shows a slide towards the Democrats. It is now R+4, winnable, especially in a wave election. Back when he was first election, Rohrabacher got off to a peculiar start. His predecessor, right-wing crackpot Dan Lungren, was appointed state-- but never confirmed-- state Treasurer by Govern... more »

SECRET Document Reveals Former CIA Director’s Plan to Make Reading WikiLeaks a Crime

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By Jay Syrmopoulos Washington, DC – A SECRET declassified report by then-CIA Director William Casey, titled, “Unauthorized Disclosures to the Media” proposed creating legislation that...more »

X22 Report, “The Entire Economic Recovery Is One Big Myth”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
X22 Report, “The Entire Economic Recovery Is One Big Myth” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kbLmhrxVkX8 *Related followup report:* X22 Report, “Behind The Scenes, The US, China And North Korea Are Talking” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BSqHb869aWQ

Musical Interlude: IL Divo & Celine Dion, “I Believe In You”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
IL Divo & Celine Dion, “I Believe In You” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPzg7f_Q8X0

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The 16th century Portuguese navigator Ferdinand Magellan and his crew had plenty of time to study the southern sky during the first circumnavigation of planet Earth. As a result, two fuzzy cloud-like objects easily visible to southern hemisphere skygazers are known as the Clouds of Magellan, now understood to be satellite galaxies of our much larger, spiral Milky Way galaxy. About 160,000 light-years distant in the constellation Dorado, the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC) is seen here in a remarkably deep, colorful, image. *Click image for larger size.* Spanning about 15,000 light-yea... more »

"Home Is Where the Heart Is, Wherever You Are"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Home Is Where the Heart Is, Wherever You Are"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "A turtle carries its home on its back, as humans we carry our home in our heart. The word “home” has a wide variety of connotations. To some, home is merely a place where basic needs are addressed. To others, home is the foundation from which they draw their strength and tranquility. Still, others view home as a place inexorably linked to family. Yet all these definitions of home imply somewhere we can be ourselves and are totally accepted. There, we feel safe enough to let down our guard, peaceful enou... more »

The Poet: Octavio Paz, "Brotherhood"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Brotherhood"* "I am a man: little do I last and the night is enormous. But I look up: the stars write. Unknowing I understand: I too am written, and at this very moment someone spells me out." - Octavio Paz

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"A goal or a dream that doesn't challenge the dreamer to become more than they've ever been, to go where they've never gone, and to feel things they've never felt, is actually like wishing for a giant life-snooze button. Wanting abundance without an exchange of services, or love without loving, is like wanting an aquarium without fish, a leash without a dog, or a frame without a picture. Tacky." "To the hills," The Universe "Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!" - www.tut.com

Chet Raymo, “Take My Arm”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Take My Arm”* by Chet Raymo “I'm sure I have referenced here before the poems of Grace Schulman, she who in inhabits that sweet melancholy place between "the necessity and impossibility of belief." Between, too, the necessity and impossibility of love. Belief and love. They have so much in common, yet are as distinct as self and other. How strange that two people can hitch their lives together, on a whim, say, or wild intuition, knowing little if nothing about the other's hiddenness, about things that even the other does not fully understand and couldn’t articulate even if he di... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Lafayette, Louisiana, USA. Thanks for stopping by.

"You Have A Right To Be Here...:

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"You are a child of the Universe, no less than the moon and the stars. You have a right to be here. And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the Universe is unfolding as it should." - Max Ehrmann

"7 Ways to Support Others During Tough Times"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"7 Ways to Support Others During Tough Times"* by Lexi Behrndt "Life is fragile. Hard times are inevitable. At one time or another, we will all go through a difficult time, whether we deal with sickness, catastrophe, crisis, or relational breakdown. In those times, we need each other more than ever, but it's not just enough to be surrounded by people. We, as supporters, need to be educated in the best way to love our friends and family through tough times. *1. Silence speaks louder than words misspoken.* Don't ignore them. Plain and simple. If you don't know what to say, don't av... more »

"What They Long For..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Caged birds accept each other, but flight is what they long for.” - Tennessee Williams, “Camino Real”

Lindseypoo: Elusive Care Eunuch

nonnie9999 at HYSTERICAL RAISINS - 1 day ago
From Michael Hiltzik at The Los Angeles Times: The Republican effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act is back, a zombie again on the march weeks after it was declared dead. The newest incarnation is Cassidy-Graham, named after chief sponsors Bill Cassidy of Louisiana and … Continue reading →

Actor Morgan Freeman challenges Donald Trump to come out and admit that we are under attack by Russia.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 1 day ago
For generations, ppl have fought to protect democracy. Now it’s our turn. Watch Morgan Freeman explain Russia’s plot to undermine the U.S. pic.twitter.com/t65wckbmxS — Investigate Russia (@InvestigateRU) September 19, 2017 Morgan Freeman has played Colonels, Generals, the Director of Intelligence, Presidents, and even God, so I definitely trust his opinion above that of a guy who just played himself a bunch of times in movies and TV. And of course he is right. We WERE indeed attacked in 2016, and since that attack actually caused more damage to the fabric of our Democracy than any... more »

Can Depression Be Treated With Anti-Inflammatory Drugs?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
A news story highlights the interplay between the immune system and depression, but it provides this information without crucial context.

The Missile That Terrorized Russia Is Getting a Super Update

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * The stinger is back. *The Stinger has not been used much in recent years in Iraq and Afghanistan, largely because it is less necessary in combat environments where the US already has air supremacy. However, should the Army face a near-peer competitor with air power able to rival the US, the Stinger could likely emerge as a weapon of choice against helicopters and airplanes. Furthermore, given that the weapon can now destroy small drones, it is also conceivable that the Stinger could increasingly be fired in counterinsurgency or hybrid-warfare scenario... more »

Is the U.S. Navy Getting Ready to Develop a New 'Battleship'?

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * It would be risky. *Creating what would amount to an American pocket battleship, operating alone on the high seas in the face of the enemy, is a risky proposition. Still, the concentration of firepower such a ship could bring to bear also makes it an attractive one, and the ship’s stealthy nature, extensive defensive-weapons capability, and America’s lead in military communications and networking all give it an edge in survivability. While it may mean a few more years in the shipyard, especially for the lead ship already commissioned into the fleet,...more »

5 Questions Donald Trump Needs to Answer before Traveling to Asia

Ryan Hass at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Ryan Hass* *Security, Asia* [image: U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping (R) meet on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg, Germany] Does the administration have a coherent vision for the region? President Trump and his administration have devoted roughly as much time and attention to the Asia-Pacific as have previous administrations. Nevertheless, a perception is emerging of America’s benign neglect of the region. Concerns over U.S. reliability and the president’s judgment are hitting alarming levels. According to an international Pew poll in June, ... more »

Is Diego Garcia at Risk of Slipping from Washington's Grasp?

Mark E. Rosen at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Mark E. Rosen* *Security, Asia* [image: A B-1 Lancer prepares to connect with a KC-135 Stratotanker refueling boom over the Indian Ocean on July 7. The B-1 was flying a close-air-support mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Wikimedia Commons] Diego Garcia’s strategic importance cannot be overstated because the Defense Department has, in general, been gradually reducing its overseas presence throughout the world. On June 22, 2017, the UN General Assembly voted 94-15 (sixty-five abstentions) to ask the International Court of Justice to issue an advisory opinion on wh... more »

Do South Koreans Really Want U.S. Tactical Nukes Back on the Korean Peninsula?

Se Young Jang at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Se Young Jang* *Security, Asia* [image: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (not pictured) guides the launch of a Hwasong-12 missile in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on September 16, 2017. KCNA via REUTERS] Public opinion on complicated security issues can be easily misguided by biased or insufficient information. North Korea increasingly poses a grave threat to its southern neighbor and the world by conducting a series of nuclear and missile tests. Amid this escalating tension on and around the Korean Peninsula, South Koreans have s... more »

America Is Getting Outclassed by Russian Electronic Warfare

Samuel Bendett at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Samuel Bendett* *Security, Eurasia* [image: Russia's electronic warfare capabilities. Ministry of the Defence of the Russian Federation] It has become clear to the U.S. military that Russian investment in electronic warfare capabilities may have outpaced anything available in the West. The Russian military-industrial complex was successful in showing off the latest technologies during last month's Army-2017 military expo. This international forum, held outside Moscow, showcased hundreds of land, air and sea-based systems, and was attended by hundreds of thousands of visitors. T... more »

What Awaits the Rohingya in Bangladesh?

Michael Kugelman at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Michael Kugelman* *Security, Asia* [image: A Rohingya boy carries a child after after crossing the Bangladesh-Myanmar border in Teknaf, Bangladesh, September 1, 2017. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain] Aung San Suu Kyi’s moral conscience has seemingly taken a backseat to cold, hard politics. The plight of the Rohingya community is truly one of the saddest stories of our times. It is a tragic tale of perpetual persecution, major marginalization and mass migration. In Burma, where this Muslim community’s numbers are the highest—about a million, according to most estimates—its member... more »