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Thomas Paine

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

16 December - Blogs I'm Following - am 2 of 2

1:14 am MST



Conspiracy Theorists Were Right: Corporate Media Finally Forced to Admit America Armed ISIS

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: conspiracy theorists]A new investigation has concluded that 97 percent of the weapons used by the Islamic State were supplied illegally by the U.S. and Saudi Arabia.

Residents Outraged as DHS Spraying Town With Chemicals—Using Them as Human Guinea Pigs

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: homeland security]Residents of a small Oklahoma town fear they are being used by Homeland Security as test subjects for the chemical/biological warfare testing.

Norway Is Moving to Decriminalize All Drug Use

Activist Post at Activist Post - 14 hours ago
By Carey Wedler Norway is the latest country to move toward decriminalizing drugs and promoting addiction treatment rather than punishing addicts. This week, a majority... more »

The Iowa Pendulum Is Ready For Another Swing Back Into Blue Territory

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
The *Des Moines Register* released a new Iowa Poll that bears out what many are taking away from the incredible surge in support for Democrats in beet red Alabama this week. Iowa is a purple swing state that had swung very blue in recent years-- and then swung back. Obama beat McCain in 2008, 828,940 (54%) to 682,379 (44%) and beat Romney in 2012, 822,544 (525) to 730,617 (46%). Last year however, Hillary gave up on Iowa early and didn't give Trump a real contest in the state, which backed him 800,983 (51.15%) to 653,669 (41.74%). The state PVI is now R+3 and each of the state's 4 ... more »

Unlike Nixon, Trump will not go quietly

Patrick J. Buchanan at The Duran - 14 hours ago
The political forces aiming to take down Donald Trump are in for a fight More The post Unlike Nixon, Trump will not go quietly appeared first on The Duran .

The Authorized Biography of Sitting Bull By His Great Grandson

White Wolf at White Wolf - 14 hours ago
Ernie LaPointe, Sitting Bull's lineal great grandson, tells his great grandfather's oral history. In this film clip he tells who the family holds most responsible for the death of Sitting Bull. Full two part DVD series available at www.reelcontact.com. This clip is from part two of 'The Authorized Biography of Sitting Bull By His Great Grandson". Throughout history, the name “Sitting Bull” stands out. But Ernie LaPointe lets his audience know that this is a created name and that his great grandfather’s true name, Tatanka Iyotake, is actually Buffalo Bull Who Sits Down. In his prese... more »

University requests 4th retraction for psychologist under fire

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
The University of Amsterdam has requested another retraction for a prominent social psychologist, after reviewing the dissertations he supervised while at the university. The university made the announcement this week after reviewing the theses supervised by Jens Förster, whose own work has been subject to considerable scrutiny. The results of this investigation come more than […] The post University requests 4th retraction for psychologist under fire appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The Donald Trump/Vladimir Putin bromance continues with late night phone calls and public mash notes to each other.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 14 hours ago
Courtesy of Sky News: *Vladimir Putin has revealed he and Donald Trump are on first name terms, as the Russian President spoke to the media during his four-hour, end-of-year news conference. * *"This is how relations should be between people like us," Mr Putin said to reporters at the marathon annual event. * *He praised Mr Trump's "accomplishments", saying: "I'm not the one to evaluate the (US) President's work. That needs to be done by the voters, the American people. * *"(But) we are objectively seeing that there have been some major accomplishments, even in the short time h... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- December 15, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Image: Rostec. *Economist:* *Military robots are getting smaller and more capable* *Soon, they will travel in swarms* ON NOVEMBER 12th a video called “Slaughterbots” was uploaded to YouTube. It is the brainchild of Stuart Russell, a professor of artificial intelligence at the University of California, Berkeley, and was paid for by the Future of Life Institute (FLI), a group of concerned scientists and technologists that includes Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking and Martin Rees, Britain’s Astronomer Royal. It is set in a near-future in which small drones fitted with face-recognition syst... more »

EXPLAINING GOOD AND BAD EVENTS.

Anon at Aangirfan - 14 hours ago
*Falkland Road.* *David Allan writes:* "When you experience a 'bad' event, try to imagine what possible good could come out of it - "Even if it's many years from now or several cause-and-effects later, or even if it just makes you more empathetic or prepared next time. "Not convinced? "Look back on something bad from your past and connect the dots between that event and real happiness that came later as a direct result of that breakup, layoff, sickness etc." *Good and bad* *Port au Prince, Haiti* *Avoid the extremes, if you want to avoid very 'bad' events.* *Jesus* advised u... more »

Democrophobia Strikes Deep

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 15 hours ago
One of the more common explanations offered by the pundit class for the elevation of Donald Trump to the highest office in the land is that there is an excess of "democracy" in this country. Even though the majority of Americans are stupid, they were tragically still functional enough to tear themselves away from Fox News to shamble forth, like the extras in* Night of the Living Dead,* to a whole series of polling places to commit mass suffrage. Fear and loathing of the mob is even extending to the storied Big Tent of the Democratic Party. Having lost about a thousand state and n... more »

Why Does Russia Want To Sell Arms To The Central African Republic?

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 15 hours ago
Russia’s “military diplomacy” in the war-torn Central African Republic is designed to stabilize part of Africa’s “Failed State Belt” and set the stage for Moscow to eventually move its peacemaking efforts in the neighboring Congo. The post Why Does Russia Want To Sell Arms To The Central African Republic? appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Trump Deserves No Loyalty-- Quite The Opposite

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Michael Gerson, Bush's chief speech-write and a self-described "pro-life conservative," got it right at the *Washington Post* yesterday, when he described his elation at the defeat of Roy Moore and the election of Doug Jones in Alabama. "Trump and his admirers," he wrote, "are not just putting forth an agenda; they are littering the civic arena with deception and cruelty. They are discrediting even the good causes they claim to care about. They are condemning the country to durable social division. In Trump’s GOP, loyalty requires corruption. So loyalty itself must be reconceived.... more »

The U.S. Military Could Go 'Star Wars': Build Deflector Shields to Stop Laser Weapons?

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, * Is the force with America? *Calling it a “deflector shield,” with its Star Trek connotations, is a clever bit of marketing by BAE, though perhaps not totally accurate. The USS Enterprise’s deflector shields could repel both matter and energy. LDAL, if it works, would be useful against laser weapons but probably not bullets. Nonetheless, given the impending advent of directed-energy weapons, stopping a laser beam from drilling a hole in a tank or a human is no small feat.* Will American soldiers be protected someday by “deflector shields” that block ... more »

Game Changer: Why the First 'Battleship' Battle Changed Naval History Forever

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, * Had you been around 155 years ago, and stood on the Virginia shore on a March day in 1862, you would have witnessed the most astounding sight. *If technology has become key, then so are the resources that support it. Eighteenth-century Britain fought wars to ensure that it had access to naval supplies such as wood, hemp and tar. In the Industrial Age, different resources were needed. Not just iron, coal and oil, but intellectual and skilled resources: naval architects, engineers, mechanics and sailor with technical skills. Which meant that those nation... more »

In May 1942, The Largest Surrender in U.S. Military History Took Place

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, Asia* A shocker of a story. *But MacArthur was busy with other things. He was awarded $500,000 by Philippine president Manuel Quezon for his prewar service, and his staff also got money (Eisenhower was offered money, but turned it down). To be fair, he was ordered by President Roosevelt to fly himself and his family aboard a B-17 to Australia. Following orders, to be sure, but his troops weren’t so lucky. Between the cruelty of the Bataan Death March, and for the survivors the brutality of Japanese prison camps, 40 percent of the Americans never made i... more »

This Is the Navy's Master Plan to Kill China's Aircraft Carriers

James Holmes at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*James Holmes* *Security, Asia* Beijing won't like this one bit. *Fortress China is festooned with airfields and mobile antiship weaponry able to strike hundreds of miles out to sea. Yes, the U.S. Navy remains stronger than the PLA Navy in open-sea battle. A fleet-on-fleet engagement isolated from shore-based reinforcements would probably go America’s way. But that hypothetical result may not make much difference since the two navies are more likely to join battle in confined Asian waters than on the open ocean.* Ah, yes, the “carrier-killer.” China is forever *touting* the arr... more »

Unlike Nixon, Trump Will Not Go Quietly

Patrick J. Buchanan at rss - 15 hours ago
[image: unlike-nixon-trump-will-not-go-quietly] On Aug. 9, 1974, Richard Nixon bowed to the inevitability of impeachment and conviction by a Democratic Senate and resigned. The prospect of such an end for Donald Trump has this city drooling. Yet, comparing Russiagate and Watergate, history is not likely to repeat itself.

Calif. Companies That Sold Aborted Baby Parts Forced to Close

Dave Bohon at rss - 15 hours ago
[image: calif-companies-that-sold-aborted-baby-parts-forced-to-close] A pair of California bioscience companies will close and pay a $7.8 settlement for their sale of aborted baby parts.

Macron Saves The World!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Patsy Lacey The puffed up popinjay, who just happens to be President of France, has decided to save the world! France has backed up statements that it’s willing to reward America’s climate researchers now that the US has backed out of the Paris global warming accord. President Emmanuel […]

Grand Ayatollah calls on all Iraqi groups to hand over weapons to government after ISIL’s defeat

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Grand Ayatollah ‘Ali Al-Sistani issued a statement on Friday that called on all Iraqi groups to hand over their weapons to the government forces. Ayatollah Sistani congratulated Iraq on its victory over the Islamic State (ISIS), while also encouraging the Iraqi paramilitaries to hand over their weapons as a […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Cruel HTS commander mysteriously assassinated in Idlib

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:50 P.M.) – A high ranking official of the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham terrorist group was mysteriously assassinated this week in the Idlib Governorate after he went missing in the Ma’arat Masreen area. Abu Bakr Ras Al-Hosn was reportedly found in the Ma’arat Masreen quarries, today, with a dozen of gunshot wounds on his […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russian diplomat calls on US to leave Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
The remaining US military presence in Syria after the victory over the Islamic State (terror group, outlawed in Russia) arouses concerns, Russia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations Geneva office and other Geneva-based international organizations Alexei Borodavkin said. “We believe that after the victory over the IS there is no need for the US-led coalition […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Huge number of Syrian Army reinforcements sent Aleppo for upcoming Idlib offensive

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:40 P.M.) – A large number of Syrian Army (SAA) reinforcements were sent to the southwestern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate, today, to aid in the upcoming Idlib offensive. According to a military report, reinforcements from the Syrian Arab Army, Liwaa Al-Baqir, and Al-Ba’ath Battalions were sent to the Khanasser front in southwest […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Top jihadist rebel commander from Iran killed in Syria

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:25 P.M.) – A high ranking jihadist rebel commander was killed recently in the northeastern countryside of Hama after a large advance by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) inflicted heavy casualties on the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham terrorist group. According to HTS’ official media wing, the leader of the Movement of Mujahiddeen of the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

BREAKING: 50 shot and severely injured in Gaza clashes

Robert Inlakesh at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:08 P.M)- 50 Palestinians in Gaza have been severely injured so far today as clashes continue with Israeli forces along the borders of Gaza and Israel. Israeli forces have once again, opened fire upon Palestinian peaceful demonstrators in Gaza, with live ammunition, rubber bullets and internationally banned tear gas. The Gazan ministry of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Israelis kill young man in Palestinian West Bank

Brecht Jonkers at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:15 PM) – Israeli forces have apparently shot and killed a young Palestinian man on internationally recognised Palestinian land in the West Bank. The Arabic-language al-Aqsa network reported anonymous Palestinian sources stating that Israeli soldiers killed the man at the illegal Beit El military checkpoint near the Palestinian city of al-Bireh, about 15 […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Lavrov: Russia, Iran and Turkey agree on goals in Syria

Brecht Jonkers at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (04:00 PM) – According to Russian Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov, the tripartite of Russia, Iran and Turkey see eye to eye on their common goals in Syria. Lavrov said this on Friday during a speech for the Federation Council, Russia’s upper house of parliament. “As the president has stated many times, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

UnPacked shorts – Jeremy Corbyn is right…sort of

James Coney at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 15 hours ago
The post UnPacked shorts – Jeremy Corbyn is right…sort of appeared first on UnHerd.

YouGov: 280 characters divides Twitter

James Coney at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 15 hours ago
The post YouGov: 280 characters divides Twitter appeared first on UnHerd.

PEGGY NOONAN, ROY MOORE, AND THE IMPOSSIBLE GOLDILOCKS STANDARD FOR OUR SIDE

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 15 hours ago
Peggy Noonan tells us that "we" -- everybody, not certain people more than others -- have fallen short recently and must do better: In 2018, we have to do better, all of us. We need to improve. In the area of politics this means, in part: sober up, think about the long term, be aware of the impression you’re making, of what people will infer from your statements and actions.... It might help if all public actors, from leaders and investigators to journalists and voters, made a simple vow to make it a little better, not a little worse. The other night a dinner partner marveled at the... more »

Kurds, Islamic State? Who Are The New Insurgent Group In Iraq?

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 16 hours ago
Hashd units are movingtowards Salahaddin’s Tuz Kharmato in preparation to launch an offensive against a new insurgent group that is called various names such as the White Flags/Banners, the Liberation Army, and others. This group is shrouded in mystery as reports claim that it is everything from Kurds upset at the federal government to former Islamic State fighters. The first time these militants were mentioned was in November 2017. According to Iraq Oil Report, a Kurdish militia saw a group of insurgents camped in eastern Salahaddin near Suleiman Beq and Kirkuk’s Hawija in mid-... more »

This Day In Iraqi History – Dec 15

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 16 hours ago
1940 Foreign Minister Said wrote memo to PM Gaylani and Regent that Iraq had to back England and US during WW2 1957 Abdul-Wahab Mirjan became premier of Iraq 1981 Iraq said it was ready to end war if Iran recognized borders Iran rejected offer 1990 Saddam told officials that US started war against Iraq in 1986 when it sold weapons to Iran in Iran-Contra Affair 1998 UN weapons inspector chief Butler said Iraq had not lived up to promise of cooperating 2003 Report Al Qaeda was going to divert fighters and funds from Afghanistan to Iraq 2005 Iraq he...more »

Ajit Pai, Minion of Telecom Giants, Grieviously Insults Intelligence of American People

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 16 hours ago
Today in the paper, Ajit Pai, Federal Communications Commission Chairman and revolving door champion of the telecommunications industry grossly insulted the intelligence of the American people in his myopic and infantile comments John D. McKinnon (2017, December 15). FCC Reverses Rules on Net Access. The Wall Street Journal, A, A4 (print edition): Mr. Pai attempted to counter the predictions of doom recently by releasing a video in which he dressed up as Santa Claus and a Jedi warrior, to underscore that CONSUMERS will still be able to shop and follow their entertainment favorite... more »

Nothing Compares to You

Lisa Gaufman at Duck of Minerva - 16 hours ago
For Russia watchers Christmas always comes early (or Hanukkah comes right on time!) when Putin gives his annual presser in mid-December to the journalists from Russia and around the world. This year was no exception, and Putin provided an almost 4-hour spectacle of economic indicator juggling, question evading and what looked like battling the flu. […]

The Foundering Russia-Gate ‘Scandal’

Robert Parry at - 16 hours ago
[image: undefined] The disclosure of fiercely anti-Trump text messages between two romantically involved senior FBI officials who played key roles in the early Russia-gate inquiry has turned the supposed Russian-election-meddling “scandal” into its own scandal, by providing evidence that some government investigators saw it as their duty to block or destroy Donald Trump’s presidency. As much as the U.S. mainstream media has mocked the idea that an American “deep state” exists and that it has maneuvered to remove Trump from office, the text messages between senior FBI counterintelli... more »

Does The Flynn Middle East Nuclear Reactor Deal Include A Plot For A New Oil Cartel To Double The Price Of Oil?

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 16 hours ago
At the center of the Middle East US-Russia nuclear plan appears to be a plan for an oil cartel to … Continue reading →

BREAKING: Palestinians shot by Israeli soldiers after Friday prayers

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 16 hours ago
Renewed violence in Palestine looks set to continue in the wake of Donald Trump's Jerusalem/Al-Quds declaration. More The post BREAKING: Palestinians shot by Israeli soldiers after Friday prayers appeared first on The Duran.

Trump tells Putin he would welcome Russian help over North Korea

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 16 hours ago
While Trump was quoted as saying that Russia is not currently helping, the truth is that Russia is doing more to attempt and ease tensions on the Korean peninsula, than any other power. More The post Trump tells Putin he would welcome Russian help over North Korea appeared first on The Duran.

More evidence surfaces showing FBI colluded to get Hillary Clinton off the hook for email server (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 16 hours ago
James Comey edits and FBI bias reveal massive cover up. More The post More evidence surfaces showing FBI colluded to get Hillary Clinton off the hook for email server (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Senator John McCain is hospitalized, as health deteriorates

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 16 hours ago
Suffering from fatigue and side effects from cancer treatments. More The post Senator John McCain is hospitalized, as health deteriorates appeared first on The Duran.

8 Reasons to Love Ginger

thedrswolfson at The Drs. Wolfson - 16 hours ago
Ginger is an ancient spice that is notorious for the long list of health benefits it can provide. Scientific research continues to provide us with insights into this healing spice. Ginger is known as a flowering plant, but it is the root used widely as a spice for cooking and medicinal value. Ginger root is […] The post 8 Reasons to Love Ginger appeared first on The Drs. Wolfson.

ANTHROPOLOGY NOW: Where do group misstatements come from?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 16 hours ago
*FRIDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2017Part 2—Drum asks, anthropologists answer:* Kevin Drum asked a good question this week, even if in overwrought and selective form. His question appeared in the headline which sat atop a recent post. The question he asked was this: *Do Republicans Believe Their Own Lies?* In one way, there we went again! If a person *believes* an inaccurate statement, then, of course, his or her misstatement isn't a "lie," if we're all still speaking English, which we frequently aren't. That said, Drum was asking a very good question—though his question applies to Democra... more »

Court Rules Plastic Flamingos Okay But Growing Vegetables in Front Yard Is ILLEGAL

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: yard]Florida’s 3rd District Court of Appeal just claimed that it is okay to fill your yard with plastic flamingos but if you plant vegetables, it's illegal.

93-Year-Old Woman Evicted, Arrested, Held in Shackles in Jail for Days Over Rent Discrepancy

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: 93-year-old]A 93-year-old woman says she tried to pay her rent but the facility refused, so she was evicted, arrested, charged, and held in shackles in jail for two days.

New Ordinance Outlaws Giving Money to Panhandlers, Violators Will Be Fined & Jailed

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
No Joke. A new ordinance just made it illegal to give money to panhandlers and offenders will face steep fines and even jail time.

Majority of Americans believe that Donald Trump should resign over allegations of sexual misconduct.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 16 hours ago
Courtesy of Public Policy Polling: *PPP’s newest national poll finds that a majority of voters think Donald Trump should resign from the Presidency because of the allegations of sexual harassment against him. 53% think Trump should step down to just 42% who think he should remain in office. 53% of voters believe the women who have accused Trump of harassment, to 31% who think they aren’t telling the truth.* The pressure is building from all sides and it does not seen viable at this point that Trump will serve out his entire four years. Personally I do not care how Trump is removed... more »

The U.S. broke the 2005 agreement with North Korea

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
Question to Putin from Kate de Pury of the Associated Press. Putin: There was an agreement in 2005 that they [North Korea] will suspend their nuclear program, and they made certain commitments. Everybody was happy, we all agreed and signed this agreement. And then a few months later, the U.S. decided to go beyond this agreement, and they froze their assets, their bank accounts, and said North Korea should do something beyond this agreement.

What Doug Jones's win means for Mitch McConnell, Steve Bannon and the Democrats

David C. Barker, Professor of Government and Director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies, American University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 17 hours ago
Everything on the GOP wish list just became more daunting to achieve.

The OJ Defence

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
Republicans have Robert Mueller in their sites. They plan to mount the OJ Defence. Michael Harris reminds his readers how it worked: Instead of allowing the prosecution to try their client on the evidence, Johnnie Cochran and company managed to put LAPD investigators on trial. It was the judicial world’s equivalent of a Hail Mary pass. In the face of Cochran’s relentless attack on the police, buttressed by full courtroom theatrics, prosecutor Marsha Clark’s mountain of evidence against Simpson was obscured behind all the legal smoke. An email from FBI investigator Peter Strzok h... more »

10 Ways America's Military Attacks, Defeats and Destroys Its Enemies in Battle

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * When America needs to break its way into an enemy country, these are the people who slip, kick, or explode their way past the defenses and blaze the way for follow-on forces. *Composed of the Army’s best green berets as well as operators from around the Department of Defense, Delta Force takes on high-stakes missions far ahead of the rest of the military. It was Delta Force that led the hunt for Osama Bin Laden in the Tora Bora mountains in 2001.* When America needs to break its way into an enemy country, these are the people who slip, kick, or explode... more »

US National Security Adviser HR McMaster: Qatar and Turkey Are New Sponsors Of Extremist Islamist Ideology

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Joshua Roberts / Reuters *The National:* *US national security adviser: Qatar and Turkey are new sponsors of radical ideology * *General HR McMaster attributed the rise of the Justice and Development party in Ankara to Turkey's growing problems with the West.* US national security adviser HR McMaster condemned Qatar and Turkey for taking on a “new role” as the main sponsors and sources of funding for extremist Islamist ideology that targets western interests. “Radical Islamist ideology is a grave threat to all civilised people,” Gen McMaster said. The US national security adviser... more »

Ajit Pi Alone Can't Kill Net Neutrality-- It Takes A Village... A Corrupt Conservative Village

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 18 hours ago
*Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggioOur nation turns its lonely eyes to youWu wu wuWhat's that you say, Mrs. RobinsonJolting Joe has left and gone awayHey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey* Actually it's Lyin' Ryan who's gone away... or, at least, *going* away. And he's leaving behind the mess over net neutrality. "Oh, but it isn't Ryan's mess," you claim. It;'s just that horrid, slimeball lobbyist Ajit Pai. Pai, a former" Verizon lobbyist, was just doing his job, clearly for his "former" employer. It's Ryan who isn't doing *his* job, if you consider the people in southeast Wisconsin hi... more »

“Natural Variability Was The Dominant Cause Of Recent Winter Floods”– Met Office

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Residents use a boat make their way through floodwater that has cut off their homes on February 11, 2014 in Chertsey. Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images I mentioned this in a post yesterday, but it is worth highlighting. Last year, the Met Office published a report into UK flood resilience, […]

Global warming will weaken wind power, study predicts

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Joe Public From the Guardian: Wind farms are key to tackling climate change but warming will significantly cut the power of the wind across northern mid-latitudes, including the US, the UK and the Mediterranean, according to new research. However, some places, including eastern Australia, will see winds pick […]

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to Marry May 19

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 18 hours ago
Kensington Palace says the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will be held on 19 May 2017.

“This is about saving kids’ lives:” Authors update pivotal car seat safety results

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 18 hours ago
A BMJ journal has published an updated analysis of a 2007 paper that shaped current car seat safety recommendations, which reports less conclusive findings about the safest way to install the seat. The updated analysis follows an expression of concern the journal Injury Prevention added to the paper in June 2017, after the authors and […] The post “This is about saving kids’ lives:” Authors update pivotal car seat safety results appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Former British Prime Minister says that Trump's attack on the media, and use of term "fake news," is dangerous.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
Courtesy of Politico: *Former British Prime Minister David Cameron called out Donald Trump’s attacks on the media, saying his use of term “fake news” was “dangerous.” * *Giving Transparency International UK’s annual lecture in London on Wednesday evening, Cameron said attacks on journalists were “bad news for the fight against corruption.” * *He then turned his attention to the U.S. president, saying: “When Donald Trump uses the term ‘fake news’ to describe CNN and the BBC, that is not just a questionable political tactic. It’s actually dangerous.”* *“Of course broadcasters make m... more »

Money for what Mr. Kuhn? A Big Data, Future Ready Superintendent promotes funding equity at NPE.

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 19 hours ago
from Wrench in the Gears December 14, 2017 This week the Network for Public Education launched another video in their series on the privatization of public education. The video featured John Kuhn, superintendent of the Mineral Wells Independent School District in Mineral Wells, Texas. Kuhn, an admittedly charismatic speaker, discussed the important issue of funding inequities and how lack of funding hurts students in low-income school districts. I was curious where Mr. Kuhn’s school district was located, because I have been following the work of a number of intrepid parent activis... more »

This is what happens when you hand out weapons as if they were candy

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 19 hours ago
In its efforts to supply so-called 'moderate' or 'anti-government' groups in Syria, it looks like the USA and Europe ended up supplying ISIS and other radicals instead. The Telegraph reports: Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) militants relied heavily on guns and ammunition produced by Romania, Hungary, Bulgaria and Germany, a report released on Thursday by Conflict Armament Research (CAR), an international organisation that documents weapons trafficking in war zones, revealed. * . . .* Their 200-page report provides the most comprehensive, verified study of the group’s... more »

Is the Vagus Nerve the Culprit Behind Speech Delay?

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
Generati0n Rescue has a provocative post running today on their blog. Is the Vagus Nerve the Culprit Behind Speech Delay? Team GR: Part of a healthy routine is staying in alignment. We asked chiropractor Dr. David Foss to help explain...

The 12 Days of Skyhorse Publishing Day 10 Autism In Heels

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
We'd like to express our gratitude to Tony Lyons, Publisher at Skyhorse Publishing in New York City. Skyhorse is one of the fastest growing independent publishers in America and one of the few to tackle the toughest, most controversial topics...

Dr. Bob Sears on 1 in 36 Autism Rate

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
From Pediatrician Dr. Bob Sears on the AskDrSears website: The Centers for Disease Control just released their latest findings about autism: In 2014 the rate of autism was 1 in 45 children In 2015 it rose slightly to 1 in...

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 19 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Germany Owes Greece €185 Billion In WWII Reparations, Say German Researchers Nasa finds solar system filled with as many planets as our own Schneiderman Suing for Net Neutrality video Bank Of England Warns Of "Economic Collapse" If UK Keeps Borrowing Money Kentucky State Rep Commits Suicide, Blames Media For Molestation Allegations In Online Note Desperate Britain Forced To Import Russian Gas From Sanction-Targeted Project Judicial Watch President: "Forget Mueller," The Real Question Is "Do We Need To Shut Down The FBI?" Here's what Apple cofounder Steve Woznia... more »

Iran Has A Weird-Looking .50-Caliber Sniper Rifle

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*War Is Boring*: *The Heidar Is Iran’s Weird-Looking .50-Caliber Sniper Rifle* *Look at that grip.* Iran regularly over-hypes its military technology, and in some cases, shows off bogus equipment for propaganda purposes. Iran’s military industry is also resourceful and produces interesting weapons which the Islamic republic then proliferates into very real conflicts. As a latter example, Iran in April 2017 revealed the .50-caliber, semi-automatic Heidar sniper rifle to coincide with the annual Iran Army Day, an event for showcasing new hardware. The odd-looking weapon is an ant... more »

What ever happened to the Iraq war protesters?

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
The anti-war movement has not gone underground, it has gone online. More The post What ever happened to the Iraq war protesters? appeared first on The Duran.

ISIS raises the stakes in northeast Hama, storms new towns

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – The so-called Islamic State (ISIS) continued their offensive in the Hama Governorate’s northeastern countryside, today, targeting Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s positions inside this pocket near the Idlib provincial border. According to a report from the Syrian military, intense clashes were observed near the town Rasm Al-Hammmam, which is where most of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Mass demonstrations carried out across the West Bank and Gaza

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:55 P.M.) – Several large demonstrations have been reported across the West Bank and Gaza Strip today, as the protesters demand Donald Trump reconsider his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. According to local reports, mass demonstrations were reported in the Gaza Strip and West Bank cities of Ramallah, Bethlehem, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIS launches big assault inside Yarmouk Camp

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) has launched a big assault inside the Yarmouk Camp District of Damascus, today, targeting several areas controlled by the rebel and government forces. ISIS began their assault this morning by attacking the Syrian and Palestinian forces along the 30th Street axis of the Yarmouk Camp. Following […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Intense clashes breakout between Israeli forces and Palestinians in Bethlehem

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:25 P.M.) – Intense clashes broke out between the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) and Palestinian protesters in the historical city of Bethlehem, Friday, resulting in a heavy exchange of gunfire. According to local reports, the clashes broke out after the Israeli Defense Forces attempted to break up a local demonstration that was taking […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Israeli troops detain Palestinian teen girls at gunpoint from ambulance (VIDEO)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
An unpleasant video emerged on the internet showing Israeli troops in heavy riot gear violently dragging two Palestinian teenage girls out of a Red Crescent ambulance in the Hebron district in the southern West Bank. The amateur video, showing the ongoing clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces following Washington’s decision to recognize the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Pentagon’s doubts over Russia’s Syria pullout shows US has no real data – MoD

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
The skepticism voiced by the Pentagon’s representatives over Russian forces’ withdrawal from Syria shows that the United States does not have information on the real situation, Russian Defense Ministry Spokesman Igor Konashenkov said on Friday. “The Pentagon’s representatives’ conclusions on the withdrawal or non-withdrawal of Russian forces from Syria show not only their ill-concealed wishes […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Jihadist rebels in serious trouble near the Golan Heights as SAA troops capture more ground

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their large-scale offensive in the West Ghouta region of Damascus this morning, targeting Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s last positions inside the Beit Jinn pocket. Led by their elite 42nd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division, the Syrian Army stormed Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s defenses at the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian arrested in Lebanon for collaborating with Israel

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – A Syrian man was arrested by the Lebanese Internal Security Forces on Wednesday after it was discovered he was collaborating with Israel in northern Lebanon. “On December 13, 2017, in Al-Beddawi in North Lebanon, a force from the Northern Investigation Unit arrested a Syrian person (born in 1996) sought after […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIS attacks Syrian, Palestinian troops inside Yarmouk Camp

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:05 A.M.) – For the second day in a row, the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) has targeted the Syrian and Palestinian forces inside the Yarmouk Camp District of southern Damascus. According to a military report, the Islamic State targeted the Syrian and Palestinian troops along the 30th Street axis. No casualties were reported, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Houthis responds to US accusations: ‘Iranian missiles would have boosted our air defense system’

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:05 A.M.) – The head of Yemen’s Revolutionary Committee and leading member of the Houthis Movement, Mohammad ‘Ali Al-Houthi, fired back at the U.S.’ claims that Iran supplied their fighters with missiles. “Had we imported Iranian missiles, then we would have boosted our air-defense system,” Al-Houthi said on his Twitter account. “What’s ironic […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Will The US Offensive Against Global South Hit South Africa?

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 20 hours ago
Washington is on the full-fledged asymmetrical offensive in the “Global (and literal) South”, far away from the ‘prying eyes’ of the international media. The post Will The US Offensive Against Global South Hit South Africa? appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

UnPacked shorts – Genetically modified rats

James Coney at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 20 hours ago
The post UnPacked shorts – Genetically modified rats appeared first on UnHerd.

Gregory Mannarino: Bitcoin Futures Biggest Pump and Dump Ever

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 hours ago
Gregory Mannarino: Bitcoin Futures Biggest Pump and Dump Ever by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Analyst/trader Gregory Mannarino says the record high stock markets have some big money people worried, and you should be too. Mannarino says, “On a weekly basis, yet another fund manager is coming out to speak against stock market evaluations and against what the Federal […]

Putin Warns The United States And North Korea Are About To Start A Massive War

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 hours ago
The Alex Jones Channel Published on Dec 14, 2017 Alex Jones presents a video clip of Putin from RT where he specifically asks North Korea and the US to stop escalating tensions in the South China Sea for fear of sparking World War III. A video from Alabama shows a Doug Jones voter claiming he and […]

A Few Questions

LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
At this point, the question becomes clearer. Was it the Russians who were meddling with the 2016 elections? Or was it the Federal Bureau of Investigation? Which is the greater enemy to the American people? What to do about it? Riddle me that one. The Deep State seems to be coalescing around the FBI at the moment, but we know that they're not the only bad actor. Clearly the FBI picked sides in the presidential election and worked diligently to get Hillary Clinton elected. Deputy Director McCabe's wife got something on the order of $500,000, but what was the pay off to Directors ... more »

Progress And The Lack Thereof

Willis Eschenbach at Skating Under The Ice - 20 hours ago
Last night was superb. Don and Pepe invited Abraham and me to a motu at their house. This ancient way of cooking is still practiced all over the Pacific. In Fiji it’s called a lovo; in Tonga, an umu; in Hawaii, an imu; and in New Zealand, a hangi. The recipe is simple. Dig a…

Second Investigation Into U.S. Somalia Raid That Killed 10 Civilians

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Gen. Thomas Waldhauser speaks after assuming command of U.S. Africa Command during a ceremony at U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart, Germany, July 18, 2016. U.S. AFRICA COMMAND *The Hill:* *General requests second investigation into Somalia raid* The general in charge of U.S. Africa Command (Africom) has requested a second investigation into an August raid in Somalia after reports that U.S. soldiers killed 10 civilians, a spokeswoman confirmed Thursday. “Subsequent media reports alleged misconduct by U.S. personnel who participated in the operation,” Africom spokewoman Robyn Mack said in... more »

Mini-reportage TransVision 2017 ! États généraux du Transhumanisme international

Ethical Technology - 21 hours ago
Terence Ericson interview des transhumanistes de plusieurs pays à notre colloque TransVision 2017. Deuxième épisode à suivre bientôt !

PepsiCo reserves one hundred of Tesla's new electric semi trucks. The future is here.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 21 hours ago
Courtesy of Reuters: *PepsiCo Inc has reserved 100 of Tesla Inc’s new electric Semi trucks, the largest-known order of the big rig, as the maker of Mountain Dew soda and Doritos chips seeks to reduce fuel costs and fleet emissions, a company executive said on Tuesday. * *Tesla has been trying to convince the trucking community that it can build an affordable electric big rig with the range and cargo capacity to compete with relatively low-cost, time-tested diesel trucks. * *Early orders reflect uncertainty over how the market for electric commercial vehicles will develop. About ... more »

Do you ever get the feeling that you've been had?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
When the BBC report positively on progress towards Brexit and say that: 'Mrs May was applauded by other leaders at dinner in Brussels on Thursday night' then I know that the fix is in. Brexit means Brexit, Prime Minister May told us. I think we all know now what I postulated then, we're not going to be allowed to properly Brexit. The UK deep state, the EU and the BBC will see to that.

Navajo Nation Mourns Loss of Code Talker Teddy Draper, Sr.

White Wolf at White Wolf - 21 hours ago
The Navajo Nation mourns the loss of Navajo Code Talker Teddy Draper Sr. and offers condolences to his family. Draper passed away shortly after 7:00 a.m. this morning in Prescott, Arizona. Mr. Draper was 96. The news of his passing comes a little more than a week after the Nation lost Navajo Code Talker George B. Willie Sr. With the tragic news today and with the passing of each Code Talker, our Nation is reminded of the importance of our warriors. As of this time, there are 10 Navajo Code Talkers still remaining. “The Office of the Navajo Nation President and Vice President offer ... more »

9 Amazing Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 21 hours ago
https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/09/30/pumpkin-seed-benefits.aspx Advertisements

Me Too Distraction - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 21 hours ago
*Me too distraction* *Pedos and rapists get a jail free card* *Globalists gone mad* *© **2017 M. N. Hopkins* *Note: This was inspired after a conversation with someone about the #Me too movement that people are flocking to without even knowing what or who is behind it, not knowing it is just another media distraction to deal with the harsh realities of pedophilia, child porn, rapes increasing dramatically in Europe, and all the cover ups of the wealthy, powerful and religious groups involved in these activities. Better to go onto fakebook or other social medias and confess... more »

Snowflakes' hysteria after abolition of net neutrality resembles Idiocracy

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
The FCC, a U.S. regulator affecting the Internet, has 3 Republican members and 2 female Democratic ones. Yesterday, as expected, it voted along the party lines and abolished the 2015 Obama-era "net neutrality" that demands all the Internet Service Providers to believe and incorporate the ludicrous assumption that "all bits are created equal" – that forces the ISPs to become mutually indistinguishable dull pipelines that just transmit bits, regardless of how they're clumped and what content they represent. During the FCC chairman's speech, someone (probably a supporter of net neutra... more »

WSJ drops truth bomb! FBI collusion as agency “interfered in an American presidential election”

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
More troubling evidence of election meddling at the bureau... More The post WSJ drops truth bomb! FBI collusion as agency “interfered in an American presidential election” appeared first on The Duran.

Professor Niall Ferguson’s Take On The Current Global Situation

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Policy Exchange:* *Niall Ferguson compares balance of power to Congress of Vienna at Policy Exchange’s Anglo-American conference* Professor Niall Ferguson, who spoke at the launch of Policy Exchange’s new Anglo-American project, argued that the best historical analogy for the current balance of powers is with the pentarchy of five great powers that dominated European (and hence world) affairs for a century after the Congress of Vienna of 1814-15. A modern pentarchy was created in the form of the permanent members of the UN Security Council. Professor argues that “Whether or not t... more »

Fishnet Friday

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 22 hours ago

Trump, Putin Speak By Phone To Discuss North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
© Alexei Druzhinin/Russian President's press service/TASS *TASS*: *Putin, Trump discuss North Korean nuclear issue by phone* The sides agreed to maintain contact MOSCOW, December 15. /TASS/. The presidents of Russia and the United States, Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump, have held a phone conversation to discuss various international issues, including the Korean nuclear problem, the Kremlin press service said on Friday. "On the US initiative, Russian President Vladimir Putin and US President Donald Trump have held a phone conversation. Acute issues of bilateral relations, as well ... more »

Top 100 Tweeting Politics Commentators 2017

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 22 hours ago
The end of the year just isn't the end of the year without huge lists taking stock of all and sundry. And as per tradition, well, since 2009 anyway, here's the list no one pines for nor cares about: the most popular commentators on UK politics by number of followers on that there Twitter. I recognise you might be among those who haven't encountered this annual festivity before, so let's get the basics down. This list is not a best of. I repeat, this list *is not a best of*. There are loads of people listed below who range from mediocre to off-the-scale bammery, but that matters not... more »

"The Stubborn Little Bird"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*"The Stubborn Little Bird"* "There was stubborn little bird who refused to fly south with the others when winter came. Soon it snowed, and the little bird, freezing, tried to start flying south. Instead, he froze and fell into a barnyard, where a passing cow crapped on him. The warmth of the crap revived him and he began singing joyously. A nearby cat heard the singing and promptly dug him out and ate him. The moral of the story is: Not everyone who craps on you is your enemy. Not everyone who gets you out of the crap is your friend. And if you're warm and happy in a pile of crap k... more »

"Weekly News Wrap-Up 12/15/17"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 12/15/17"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Looks like the GOP finally defeated its own candidate for Senator in the Alabama Special Election. The GOP could not stop Moore in the primary after spending $32 million, but it teamed up with Democrats and got Moore defeated. Moore is not conceding, and plenty of people are saying there was voter fraud. It’s a long shot that Moore could force a recount, but even so, a last minute court decision in Alabama allowed paper ballots to be destroyed after a winner was declared. Some say that will make a recount next to i... more »

“How the Fake Boom Ends”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*“How the Fake Boom Ends”* by Bill Bonner "As we outlined yesterday, Americans are richer than ever. (The 1% is, anyway. - CP) US household assets stand at $97 trillion. All over the world, ‘wealth’ is surging, too…with the value of global stocks near a record high of $100 trillion. But there’s a hitch: We allege that this wealth was built on fake money. If we’re right, is the wealth fake, too? *Cometh the Grim Reaper: *As long-time Diary sufferers know, the Fed’s ultra-low interest rates over the past eight years have created the biggest pile of debt in history. Last week, the tot... more »

There May Be Just Enough Healthy Coral Left to Save the Great Barrier Reef

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
First, the meme that all that damage is caused by temperature change is rubbish and an exercise in misdirection. The most probable cause is agricultural run off which has been heavy in nitrogen for the past several generations. As well that run off will be in the surface waters most likely to affect reefs. The switch out to organic agriculture will allow these reefs to completely reverse and stage a total recovery. In the meantime we have this nonsense to put up with in order to hide the true culprit.. * There May Be Just Enough Healthy Coral Left to Save the Great Barrie... more »

A Clue in the Bee Death Mystery

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
Disturbing the fungi balance could well be the actual vector, but it is certainly triggered by the application of a spectrum of pesticides. The damage done is huge and ongoing. Collapsing the insect biomass naturally collapses the song bird biomass as well.. Worse the toxins do enter the hydraulic system and this means it all crosses the skin barrier of all aquatic animals. This surely has led to the collapse of the population of amphibians. Add in the attack by Roundup on the biological world, including the human decline in fertility and the case for organic methodology is m... more »

President Trump saves the elephants of Zimbabwe

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
[image: Image: President Trump saves the elephants of Zimbabwe: Big game hunting trophy ban to remain in place] At least he is paying attention to this problem. Also we get mike's take on the whole issue of hunting with which i fully concur. I am not so sure that we want to let up yet on wild hogs but that is actually only the beginning. Our long term problem is successful wild life management and the necessary harvest of surplus animals. None of that is addressed by an idiot running around with a rifle, nor can it be addressed successfully by adding in a large range of carnivo... more »

The New Mind-Body Science of Depression

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
Ah yes and good luck with all that.. The one insight that is worth taking home is that the victim is well served by a long sleep. There is a lot involving time dissonance and its effects. The other take home is that unwanted depressions produce negative effects on the brain itself that are not welcome. One really needs to be proactive in dealing with it. Yet there is little help out there except to learn to involve yourself with a natural support community.. *The New Mind-Body Science of Depression* *by David Van Nuys | Nov 2, 2017 | Magazine* *Members Download Article: NP... more »

This Is Russian President Putin's View Of President Trump And Washington

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
© Sputnik/ Michael Klimentyev *Sputnik:* 'Putin Now Realizes Trump's Hands are Tied' - Think Tank Fellow The Russian president devoted considerable attention to Russian-US relations during the course of his regular year-end press conference. George Szamuely, a senior fellow at London Metropolitan University's Global Policy Institute, told Sputnik the three important things he took away from Putin's remarks. Putin's press conference took place Thursday, with Russian and foreign journalists asking the president dozens of questions about Moscow's foreign and domestic policy, includin... more »

US no longer has any reason to remain in Syria: Russian MoD

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:50 A.M.) – The Russian Ministry of Defense slammed the U.S.’ refusal to leave Syria on Friday, claiming the latter has no more excuses to remain inside the country. “There is no longer any basis or pretext for a U.S. military presence in Syria,” the Russian Ministry of Defense announced. Furthermore, the Russian […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Cargo ship filled with Russian armored vehicles used to defeat ISIS leave Tartous – video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:35 A.M.) – A new video showing the Russian military transporting their equipment onto a cargo ship leaving Syria was released by a Russian news outlet on Thursday. In the video, the Russian military can be seen loading several armored vehicles that were to defeat ISIS in eastern Syria onto a cargo ship […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Lebanese FM proposes to move Palestinian embassy to Jerusalem

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 A.M.) – The Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil submitted a memo to the government on Wednesday that would have the Lebanese embassy to Palestine move to holy city of Jerusalem. “I submitted a memo to the government to establish a Lebanese embassy in Jerusalem, the capital of Palestine,” Bassil tweeted, as quoted […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russian jets unleash massive attack in southern Idlib

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 A.M.) – The Russian Aerospace Forces unleashed a massive assault last night over the Idlib Governorate’s southern countryside, striking Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s positions at several towns near the Hama axis. According to a military source in Hama, the Russian Aerospace Forces launched over 20 airstrikes above the Idlib Governorate, targeting the towns […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian peace process in danger – opposition

The Geneva process to settle the conflict in Syria is in danger due to the governmental delegation’s refusal to engage in constructive talks, Syrian opposition’s top negotiator Naser al-Hariri said after the eighth round of talks ended in Geneva. “It takes two sides to negotiate, and you could see that there was only one in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Haley presents ‘undeniable’ evidence of Iran violating UN Resolutions – video

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 A.M.) – US President Donald Trump’s envoy to the United Nations Nikki Haley presented “undeniable” evidence in Washington on Thursday that Iran is violating UN Resolutions by supplying missiles to Houthi rebels in Yemen. At a military base in Washington, Haley unveiled recently declassified evidence including segments of missiles launched at Saudi […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*-by Noah* This meme should be made into stickers that we can place everywhere, and I mean everywhere. I imagine them plastered to the hallway, office, and bathroom walls of the White House, just in case there are any women who work there who would actually object to being grabbed by Señor Trumpanzee or one of his sons. It should become the White House equivalent of that "what to do for a choking victim" poster we see in restaurants. I'd also like to see it plastered all over and all around any Trump hotels, casinos, etc. We could even affix them to those huge dump trucks they use... more »

Fear Is Not Our Own - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 1 day ago
*Even through our bodies* *Are of the Earth and know fear* *Fear is not our own* *© 2017 M.N. Hopkins* *Note: This poem was written in the **haiku style of poetry and published on my blog for the first time today, the 15th of December 2017.*

Is Russia's Military Leaner And More Meaner?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Military parade in Red Square. Wikipedia *Leonid Bershidsky, Blommberg:* *Russia's Military Is Leaner, But Meaner* Vladimir Putin's military may be less well funded than Donald Trump's, but it's better suited to modern conflicts. During Russian President Vladimir Putin's annual press conference on Thursday, a friendly journalist asked Putin whether the escalating tension in relations with the U.S. and the crumbling of arms control treaties would draw Russia into an unsustainable arms race. "We will ensure our security without engaging in an arms race," the president replied, citin... more »

On Tesla gigafactory, WEF + Tesla fake news and video

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
The other day, I commented on this tweet by Vala Afshar re Tesla gigafactory in Nevada producing battery cells and e-cars. This portion particularly caught my attention because it cannot be true, it is fake news. If the wind does not blow, or the Sun does not shine (at night or in rainy/cloudy days), there will be massive blackout in that gigafactory. The source of that video is the WEF in this article dated 23 August 2017. People resort to public disinformation and deception just to advance their commercial interests and ecological-political ideology of more government intervent... more »

Owning a cat can lead to mental health problems, study warns

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 1 day ago
Owning a cat can lead to mental health problems, study warns http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/03/30/owning-a-cat-can-lead-to-mental-health-problems-study-warns/ Advertisements

CBD-Infused Cannabis Milk Soothes Anxiety And Is Hitting Stores Soon!

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 1 day ago
CBD-Infused Cannabis Milk Soothes Anxiety And Is Hitting Stores Soon! http://expand-your-consciousness.com/cbd-infused-cannabis-milk-soothes-anxiety-and-is-hitting-stores-soon/?t=HHL

The noodles that are linked to chronic inflammation, weight gain, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. 

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 1 day ago
The noodles that are linked to chronic inflammation, weight gain, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s : Healthy Holistic Living http://www.healthy-holistic-living.com/instant-noodles-inflammation-dementia.html?t=HHL

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Trump discusses North Korea situation with Putin: White House https://t.co/JoQGCFaoQ8 pic.twitter.com/3wiHxvMXV5 — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) December 15, 2017 We're back: #China resumes military buildup in disputed #Doklam Plateau https://t.co/SWR29L7ar7 #PLA pic.twitter.com/B6towkAH1W — Sputnik (@SputnikInt) December 15, 2017 INSIGHT: China marks the 80th anniversary of the Nanjing Massacre pic.twitter.com/qSyPhw66gJ — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) December 14, 2017 Nothing to see here folks, no alien signals to be found. https://t.co/Ik1qw74F3l — AFP news agency (@AFP) Decembe... more »

Chief Of The British Defence Staff Warns That Russia Could Cut Off The Internet To Nato Countries

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The Royal Navy's Type 42 destroyer steams alongside Russian aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov *The Guardian:* *Russia could cut off internet to Nato countries, British military chief warns* *Air Chief Marshall Peach says Russian ships have been spotted close to Atlantic cables that carry communications between Europe and the US* Russia could pose a major threat to the UK and other Nato nations by cutting underwater cables essential for international commerce and the internet, the chief of the British defence staff, Sir Stuart Peach, has warned. Russian ships have been regularly ... more »

Tucker Carlson: Peter Strzok messages makes FBI agent look like a 'drunk guy on Facebook'

Alex Christoforou at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 1 day ago
[image: undefined] These are the very same agents in the FBI who assured all of America that Russia “meddled” in the US election. Nine out of fifteen members of Robert Mueller’s team are Hillary Clinton donors. At least one worked for Hillary personally. Why did Robert Mueller hide the reason for Peter Strzok’s demotion for so many months? Why has Mueller consistently stonewalled, when asked to hand over information on Strzok’s text messages and his demotion? Strzok’s text messages to his mistress, Lisa Page, are as Tucker Carlson notes, “devastating!” The FBI’s top investigators... more »

Tucker Carlson: Peter Strzok messages makes FBI agent look like a 'drunk guy on Facebook'

Alex Christoforou at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 1 day ago
[image: undefined] These are the very same agents in the FBI who assured all of America that Russia “meddled” in the US election. Nine out of fifteen members of Robert Mueller’s team are Hillary Clinton donors. At least one worked for Hillary personally. Why did Robert Mueller hide the reason for Peter Strzok’s demotion for so many months? Why has Mueller consistently stonewalled, when asked to hand over information on Strzok’s text messages and his demotion? Strzok’s text messages to his mistress, Lisa Page, are as Tucker Carlson notes, “devastating!” The FBI’s top investigators... more »

Tucker Carlson: Peter Strzok messages makes FBI agent look like a 'drunk guy on Facebook'

Alex Christoforou at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 1 day ago
[image: undefined] These are the very same agents in the FBI who assured all of America that Russia “meddled” in the US election. Nine out of fifteen members of Robert Mueller’s team are Hillary Clinton donors. At least one worked for Hillary personally. Why did Robert Mueller hide the reason for Peter Strzok’s demotion for so many months? Why has Mueller consistently stonewalled, when asked to hand over information on Strzok’s text messages and his demotion? Strzok’s text messages to his mistress, Lisa Page, are as Tucker Carlson notes, “devastating!” The FBI’s top investigators... more »

Tucker Carlson: Peter Strzok messages makes FBI agent look like a 'drunk guy on Facebook'

Alex Christoforou at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 1 day ago
[image: undefined] These are the very same agents in the FBI who assured all of America that Russia “meddled” in the US election. Nine out of fifteen members of Robert Mueller’s team are Hillary Clinton donors. At least one worked for Hillary personally. Why did Robert Mueller hide the reason for Peter Strzok’s demotion for so many months? Why has Mueller consistently stonewalled, when asked to hand over information on Strzok’s text messages and his demotion? Strzok’s text messages to his mistress, Lisa Page, are as Tucker Carlson notes, “devastating!” The FBI’s top investigators... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin aboard the presidential plane during a flight to the Hmeymim Airbase in Syria on December 11, 2017. © Sputnik/ Michael Klimentyev *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *Vladimir Putin's Surprise Visit to Hmeymim Airbase Amid Victory Over Daesh* (Sputnik)

The Interesting History Of The Russian Consulate in San Francisco

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russian Federation Consulate. 2790 Green Street. San Francisco, California, USA. Wikipedia *Zach Dorfman, Foreign Policy*:* The Secret History of the Russian Consulate in San Francisco* *Overflights, mapping fiber-optic networks, “strange activities.” Moscow’s West Coast spies were busy.* The first thing you need to understand about the building that, until very recently, housed the Russian Consulate in San Francisco — a city where topography is destiny, where wealth and power concentrate, quite literally, at the top — is its sense of elevation. Brick-fronted, sentinel-like, and ... more »

BBC the "Voice of Satan" Raises Alarm about Potential Russian "Attack" on undersea cables - 'Sir Stuart Peach: Russia poses a "new risk" to economy and ways of living' [no mention of precious bodily fluids]

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*Update: December 15, 2017* RT has responded to the BBC report below calling it "codswallop" which is a technical term for bull$h!t. *Scene from "James and the Giant Peach**"* The BBC is reporting that the Brits have finally found a modern day use for that anachronistic Post WWII military tool of Ziofascist Global Hegemony - NATO. It is reporting that the West needs NATO 'now more than ever' in order to protect all the communications cables that criss cross the oceans of the world....from the threat of....wait for it....Russia! Please read the following alarm raised by Sir Peach.... more »

How can we miss you if you won’t go away?

nonnie9999 at HYSTERICAL RAISINS - 1 day ago
Hey, kids, didja read the news today? POLITICO is reporting that Eddie Munster Paul Ryan is scared shitless he will lose reelection in 2018 thinking about putting down his Speaker’s gavel and walking away from D.C. at the end of his … Continue reading →

Let's Forget About Trump For A Moment And Think About Otto

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Harvey Meets The Resistance by Nancy Ohanian* You may not think this is funny-- and you may be pissed because I'm not going to name any names-- but I'm going to muse a little on the guys I know who are getting busted for predatory behavior. I live in L.A, and have worked in the entertainment business (and in politics) for long enough so that it was inevitable that I'd know some of these creeps. And I don't mean having had an experience or two with them. I mean really knowing them. (Yeah, Warners had a corporate jet and I once shared a flight with Harvey Weinstein. But I don't recal... more »

“‘The Virtual Economy’ Is The End Of Freedom”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“‘The Virtual Economy’ Is The End Of Freedom”* by Brandon Smith "There is one simple rule to follow when understanding the tragic history of economies: Never put blind faith in a system built on an establishment-created foundation. You would think this would not be a difficult concept to grasp being that we have so many examples of controlled economies and collapse to reference over the centuries, but in our era more than ever the allure of a virtual world with promises of endless wealth and ease is overwhelming. Yes, I am referring primarily to cyptocurrency “tulip-mania” (sorry ... more »

Clark Atlanta University Receives Funding to Increase Diversity in Art Museum Leadership

Tiffany Pennamon at Diverse - 1 day ago
The Clark Atlanta University Art Museum is one of 20 U.S. art museums that will receive funding from the Walton Family Foundation and Ford Foundation as a part of the Diversifying Art Museum Leadership Initiative (DAMLI) an effort to increase diversity in curatorial and management staff at art museums nationally.

Right wing Shitwads rejoicing over lynching of ISIS Prisoners of War

Brother Jonah at Not My Tribe - 1 day ago
The Puppet Dictatorship in Iraq are “giving them fair trials” lasting an average of 20 minutes each and then hanging them immediately. The Alt-Lite Keyboard Warriors are giving each other hand jobs in celebration, just like they do whenever a Cop puts a bullet in a Black back and then says the murdered person was […]

7 Fiction Books to Empower the Nonfiction Soul

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Gary ‘Z’ McGee* - Books are food for the soul. The post 7 Fiction Books to Empower the Nonfiction Soul appeared first on Waking Times.

Battle for west Damascus heats up as Syrian Army troops reach jihadist stronghold

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:25 A.M.) – For the first time in years, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has reached the gates of Mughar Al-Mir, an important town located inside the West Ghouta region of Damascus. Led by their elite 42nd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division, the Syrian Arab Army scored a big advance on Thursday […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Senior diplomat calls on global community to cut off flow of terrorists from Syria

The international community needs to find common mechanisms to combat the flow of militants from Syria to other countries, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Oleg Syromolotov told reporters on Thursday. “There are issues that should be tackled by the global community. That concerns monitoring the movement of foreign terrorists,” he said. “One country cannot solve this […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز