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Thomas Paine

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Friday, March 16, 2018

16 March - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:00 pm MDT

Greencrow Gives an Art Therapy Class

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*Greencrow Gives an Art Therapy Class* Hello Readers. Today I'm giving an art class...actually a video Art Therapy Class for followers of current geopolitics. Please view the above video and Enjoy! UPDATE: My blogging colleague,* Ed(itor) *who hails from the vineyard State of Connecticut *Connecticut State Flag* ...has just provided this link for those who are unable to make their own...but still want Russian flag lapel pins: *https://www.therussianstore.com/russian-federation-flag-lapel-pin.html* ...and an even more thrilling rendition of the *Russian National Anthem*...wit... more »

Russian hackers breach power grids, water processing plants, and air transportation facilities all over the United States.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 12 hours ago
Courtesy of Bloomberg: *Russian hackers are conducting a broad assault on the U.S. electric grid, water processing plants, air transportation facilities and other targets in rolling attacks on some of the country’s most sensitive infrastructure, U.S. government officials said Thursday. * *The announcement was the first official confirmation that Russian hackers have taken aim at facilities on which hundreds of millions of Americans depend for basic services. Bloomberg News reported in July that Russian hackers had breached more than a dozen power plants in seven states, an aggre... more »

“Unbeatable” hypersonic Avangard system to come into full service no later than 2019

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 12 hours ago
Testing of Avangard hypersonic system confirmed and complete, serial production contract signed by Russian Defense Ministry More The post “Unbeatable” hypersonic Avangard system to come into full service no later than 2019 appeared first on The Duran.

Is There a Plot to Expel Russia from UN Security Council?

Petri Krohn at The Duran - 12 hours ago
Senator Sergei Kalashnikov of the Federation Council of the Russian Duma claims that the West has launched an operation to expel Russia from the United Nations Security Council. MOSCOW, March 14 (Itar-Tass) – RIA Novosti. The West launched a powerful operation to remove Russia from the UN Security Council as an uncomfortable player for them, hence […] More The post Is There a Plot to Expel Russia from UN Security Council? appeared first on The Duran.

NATO uses UK poisoning hoax to push for conflict with Russia (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 12 hours ago
NATO Secretary General Stoltenberg responds to UK incident in Salisbury, UK. More The post NATO uses UK poisoning hoax to push for conflict with Russia (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Explaining the Persistence of "Impure" Legal Theories

David Pozen at Balkinization - 12 hours ago
Jeremy Kessler and David Pozen In a recent post, Professor Barzun attributes to our article *Working Themselves Impure* the argument that when prescriptive legal theories (such as originalism, textualism, and cost-benefit analysis) persist past the point of “impurification,” they do so “because they serve as tools of professional advancement, enabling their adherents to improve their status within the relevant academic or professional community.” Our explanatory hypothesis for theory persistence is neither as narrow nor as cynical as this formulation suggests. As we discuss in the... more »

CIA Nominee Gina Haspel DID NOT Supervise The Waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah As Every Media Organization Is Claiming

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
CIA deputy director Gina Haspel, who was responsible for some but not all dubious interrogations at a “black site” in Thailand. Photo: CIA *ProPublica*: *Correction: Trump’s Pick to Head CIA Did Not Oversee Waterboarding of Abu Zubaydah* ProPublica erred when it reported in 2017 that Gina Haspel was in charge of a secret prison in Thailand during the infamous interrogation of an al-Qaida suspect. On Feb. 22, 2017, ProPublica published a story that inaccurately described Gina Haspel’s role in the treatment of Abu Zubaydah, a suspected al-Qaida leader who was imprisoned by the CIA ... more »

Duterte's planned disrespect of private property in Boracay

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 12 hours ago
The Duterte government shows once more its penchant to disrespect private property with pronouncements like "Bomb/blow up illegal structures" or "Totally close all Boracay resorts." See these news headlines yesterday and the other day. *“The government would not hesitate to send the Marines and” blow up” illegal structures in the shores of Boracay if resort owners would continue to defy orders to clean up the famous island, a Palace official said.”* http://newsinfo.inquirer.net/975607/palace-duterte-boracay-marines-illegal-structures-government-environment-clean-up Whether Dutert... more »

Delays, arguing over upcoming Cell retraction leave first author “devastated”

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
After being “blindsided” a few months ago when she was told one of her 2005 papers was going to be retracted, a researcher scrambled to get information about why. And when she didn’t like the answers, she took to PubPeer. Eight days ago, Shalon (Babbitt) Ledbetter, the first author of the 2005 paper published in … Continue reading Delays, arguing over upcoming Cell retraction leave first author “devastated”

WHEN STORMY MET NOBBY: Norman O. Brown saw the saga coming!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018Epilogue—How civilizations end:* On the brighter side, Morning Joe has now completed a full three weeks in its quieter, gentler new mode. The program's standard screeching and yelling have plainly been set aside. We'd love to know who made the decision to lower the decibel level on the insider chatterbox program. More sadly, this doesn't mean that the insider program has gotten a whole lot smarter. This morning, the program began with Mika making a foolish remark about this era of Stephanie Clifford, an era which has given rise to the ongoing "Stormy saga."... more »

Bureau Local team wins prestigious Innovation award at the European Press Prize

Charles Boutaud at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 12 hours ago
European Press Award win for the Bureau Local team

Trump's Chaotic Regime Is Driving The Country Crazy-- They Told Him To Calm Down This Week By Electing A Generic Democrat In A Deep Red District

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Every time I go out recently I wonder who Trump will fire by the time I get back home. And he's been hiring really bad ones again. Remember The Mooch? *That bad*. People he saw on TV, like the coke addict who took Gary Cohn's place and it looks like Pete Hegseth from Fox will be replacing Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin. Maggie Haberman reported in yesterday's *NY Times* that Trump's reveling in keep everyone off-kilter. Lot's of fun for him. Is McMaster next? Remember when he had boasted at his first Cabinet meeting how he had assembled the greatest and most talented cab... more »

One of the saddest headlines I've ever read

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 13 hours ago
I was not so much surprised as deeply saddened to read this headline and report the other day. *Man strangled woman during sex just two hours after they met* Mark Bruce, 32, met 20-year-old Chloe Miazek at a bus stop in the early hours of the morning on November 3 last year after they had been on separate nights out in Aberdeen. She died at his hands when he choked her after they were said to have discovered a mutual interest in erotic asphyxiation. Miss Miazek, a Tesco worker from Kemnay, Aberdeenshire, had been drinking with friends in the city before being asked to leave a nigh... more »

LaRouchePAC Friday Webcast - March 16, 2018

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 13 hours ago
Video of PwXzFoOdO6U Join us live at 2pm Eastern with our host, Matthew Ogden.

Shall We Discuss Saudi Nukes?

LL at Virtual Mirage - 13 hours ago
No, that wasn't click bait (above) but *it's been very quiet in North Korea* - crickets only - since the announcement that there would be talks between President Trump, President Moon and the dear, respected, fat kid with the bad haircut. Not a peep out of North Korea, which might mean almost anything from "the generals killed the Kim", to an internal struggle, to 'spring break'. North Korean Foreign Minister arrived in Sweden. North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho arrived in Sweden on 15 March for a two-day visit. The government of Sweden said that talks with Swedish Foreign Min... more »

Knowingly and secretly deciding to put the buying public at risk

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 13 hours ago
Written By Michael Greger M.D. FACLM The processed food industries now use tactics similar to those used by cigarette companies to undermine public health interventions. “In 1954 the tobacco industry paid to publish the ‘Frank Statement to Cigarette Smokers’ in hundreds of U.S. newspapers. It stated that the public’s health was the industry’s concern above all

New Yorker left BEDRIDDEN for almost a decade and sick all of her adult life after being poisoned by toxic mold in her apartment basement

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 13 hours ago
Dana Anhalt, a writer from Huntington, New York, suffered from extreme pain and allergies all throughout her childhood but a diagnosis always seemed to elude her. While she was eventually diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2016, treatment didn’t help and her health continued to decline. However, in early 2017, that all changed when her decades-long struggle was

Upholding religious and conscience-based vaccine exemptions

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 13 hours ago
By the World Mercury Project Team For many individuals and families, deeply held conscientious and religious beliefs play a guiding role in decisions about vaccination. Recognizing the primacy and legitimacy of these beliefs, 47 out of 50 states permit religious and/or conscience-based vaccine exemptions, and about 1% to 6% of kindergartners claim such exemptions. A religious exemption generally asserts that

Criminal investigation launched in death of dog placed in overhead bin

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 13 hours ago
Last weekend, a flight attendant with United Airlines forced a woman to put her puppy Kokito, a French bulldog, in the overhead bin where it died. And now, a Texas district attorney is investigating the death of the puppy as a possible criminal offense. Beginning this April, United will issue brightly colored tags for carry-on bags containing animals.

How cells from an aborted fetus are used to create novel flavor enhancers

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 13 hours ago
By Dr. Mercola For several years anti-abortion advocates have been warning that a new technology for enhancing flavors such as sweetness and saltiness uses aborted fetal cells in the process. The biotech company using this novel process, Senomyx, has signed contracts with Pepsi, Ajinomoto Co. (the maker of aspartame and meat glue), Nestlé and other food and beverage

Open Thread

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Please find attached a brand new Open Thread (with a link back to the last one here if you're still catching up). This week's Open Thread features a map of the rivers of Wales. Many thanks for your continued support, and (as my Google Translate says) cael penwythnos da!

Senate Candidate Raising Money To Buy Guns For the Homeless So They Can Defend Themselves

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: homeless] Recognizing the rights of the homeless population a Senate candidate has started a fundraising campaign to raise money to purchase guns for the homeless so they can defend themselves. The post Senate Candidate Raising Money To Buy Guns For the Homeless So They Can Defend Themselves appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Fallen Bridge: ‘Stress Test’ Preceded Collapse That Killed 6

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
The brand-new pedestrian bridge collapsed onto a highway crushing multiple vehicles and killing several people.

Flake Eyes 2020 Primary Challenge to Stop Trump

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
Jeff Flake has a direct message for the Republicans of New Hampshire: Someone needs to stop Donald Trump.

Pentagon: No Survivors in American Helicopter Crash in Iraq

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
All seven service members aboard a U.S. helicopter that crashed in Iraq were killed, the Pentagon said on 16 March 2018 in a written statement.

A Russian Cruise-Missile Submarine Holds a Terrifying Record: It Sank Twice

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, * K-429 sank because the Soviet leadership grew paranoid about American military advantages, and then sank again because the Soviets lacked the resources to maintain basic port facilities. *K-429 had not suffered irreparable damage; she was refloated, repaired, and returned to service. Her second life was brief, however; in September 1985, the boat sank at dockside with the loss of one crewmember. The causes of the second sinking remain hazy, but appear unrelated to the first incident. K-429 was again raised, but not returned to sea; for the rest of h... more »

America's Double Standard on Nagorno-Karabakh

Farhad Mammadov at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Farhad Mammadov* *Security, Eurasia* A recent article by the former U.S. ambassador to Armenia, John Evans, does not have any ground in historical fact. One of the most important promises of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign was to end the damage that special interest groups and lobbyists inflict on the United States’ national interests, and to pursue an “America first” policy in the best interests of the American people. It is quite well-known that there are groups that speak on behalf of non-U.S.-allied nations, and tend to promote policies that benefit their home nation wi... more »

The Hidden Role of Chemical Weapons on 9/11

Ian Wilkie at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Ian Wilkie* *Security, * Personal protection sprays, while not lethal, are very much a “chemical weapon” according to international law. Lost in the piles of rubble amid thousands of corpses on that tragic day on 9/11 were small handheld devices which afforded the hijackers a distinct advantage in the small, confined spaces of the aircraft cabins: namely, miniaturized chemical weapons containing CS gas (from the initials of its American inventors, Ben Carson and Roger Staughton) or cayenne pepper. This often-overlooked component of the attacks is critical to understanding how ... more »

Without a Bullet a Gun is Useless: There Are the 5 Most Lethal Pieces of Ammo

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * Unlike specialized ammunition types, +P ammunition is simply regular ammunition made more deadly by increasing chamber pressure. *A normal 9mm firearm will typically have a maximum chamber pressure of 35,000 pounds per square inch (psi). By using stronger, more powerful gunpowders +P ammunition increase chamber pressure for a 9mm firearm to up to 38,500 psi—a 10 percent increase. This increases the bullet’s velocity and the ability to incapacitate the target. The downside is that not all firearms are engineered to withstand repeated use of very high ... more »

SB73 made lemonade out of lemons'

Content Multimedia - 13 hours ago
By Marc Levin

Is the IFS biased?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Here's something I thought you might enjoy from Charles Moore's latest *Spectator's Notes*: Saturday’s *Guardian* carried a long interview with Paul Johnson, the director of the Institute for Fiscal Studies. He came across as a well-informed, public-spirited man. He did not come across as impartial. He seemed a typical social democrat. He thinks more public spending is better than less, doesn’t like first-past-the-post politics because it weakens the middle ground, and wants tax penalties for second homes. Above all, he is anti-Brexit: ‘The economics are obvious. If you make trade... more »

A BBC reply

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Tabs at *Biased BBC *complained about the BBC's coverage/lack of coverage of the Telford story and has posted part of the BBC's response: *The BBC News website published the front page of the Sunday Mirror on March 11, linked to the article and contained a commentary on the paper’s 18-month research. On Monday, our paper reviews again linked to the Daily Mail and Daily Mirror’s analysis of the investigation, followed by detailed articles which were on our News website front page:* http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shropshire-43371805 http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-shrops... more »

Security In Iraq, Mar 8-14, 2018

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
After witnessing a jump in security incidents at the start of March, things went back to the mean in the second week of the month in Iraq. Security incidents and casualties were both down, but the Islamic State still appeared to be rebuilding and getting bolder in its fifth month of transitioning to an insurgency. From March 8-14, there were 60 security incidents recorded in Iraq. That compared to 78 the week before, which was a large jump. The second week returned to the norm as there have been 50-60 incidents per week since the second week of January excluding last week. There ... more »

This Day in Iraqi History - Mar 16

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
1917 UK War Cabinet created Mesopotamia administration committee to decide on form of govt in captured areas 1959 Gen Qasim signed economic agreement with Soviet Union to move away from England and west 1975 Iraqi forces launched new offensive against Kurds after Iran stopped supporting them as part of Algiers agreement 1982 Iraq’s Dep PM Yassin Ramadan said Iraq ready to withdraw from Iran and would accept ceasefire Iran-Iraq War 1984 Iran fought off Iraqi effort to free Majnoon Islands Iran-Iraq War 1988 Iraqi forces dropped mustard and... more »

Queen Elizabeth II Has A WW3 Speech Written And Is Ready To Deliver

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 14 hours ago
Queen Elizabeth II Has A WW3 Speech Written And Is Ready To Deliver by Mac Slavo, March 15th, 2018, SHTFplan.com The Queen of England has a pre-written speech prepared for the outbreak of World War 3. As tensions between Russia and the United Kingdom continue to flare, the Queen’s speech is sparking fears of a nuclear war. – An Austrailian […]

“Fake News” and World War III. The Danger of Nuclear Annihilation

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 14 hours ago
“Fake News” and World War III. The Danger of Nuclear Annihilation by Prof Michel Chossudovsky, https://www.globalresearch.ca/ This text presents an assessment which is “censored” by the search engines. Kindly consider forwarding it to your friends and colleagues as well as cross posting it on alternative media and blog sites. – The threat of World War III is […]

Weekly podcast: Is Corbyn being too soft on Russia?

Ayesha Hazarika at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 14 hours ago
In this week’s podcast, I was joined by political journalists, Jane Merrick and Andrew Gimson to discuss events from across the week. We all suggested a story we felt had gone under-reported, including the recent attacks on Muslim MPs, the beginning of Merkel’s fourth term as German Chancellor and the Spring Statement. And then we […] The post Weekly podcast: Is Corbyn being too soft on Russia? appeared first on UnHerd.

Friday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 14 hours ago
Assorted content to end your week. - Faiza Shaheen discusses the UK Cons' attempts to paper over the harmful effects of austerity. And Amir Fleischmann points out that while the human cost of cuts to public services is all too real, the supposed fiscal benefits are usually illusory: Many social programs that fiscal conservatives advocate cutting have been shown to actually save the government money in the long run. Let’s take providing affordable housing and adequate shelters in order to end homelessness as an example. In the rare moments such policies are even discussed, we are to... more »

‘Overwhelmingly likely’ that Putin personally made decision to kill turncoat Russian agent with nerve toxin: British FM

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – Russian President Vladimir Putin ‘overwhelmingly likely’ made the decision himself to assassinate Russian double agent Sergei Skripal according to British top diplomat Boris Johnson. ‘Our quarrel is with Putin’s Kremlin, and with his decision – and we think it overwhelmingly likely that it was his decision – to direct the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Syrian Army’s Republican Guard captures heavy vehicles from rebels after seizing depot base in east Damascus

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – On Friday, storming units of the Syrian Army’s Republican Guard continued their assault inside the district town of Jisreen in Damascus’ East Ghouta region. Capitalizing on their capture of most of Jisreen’s eastern neighborhoods on Thursday, government forces began pushing into the western areas of the town. Here, resistance from […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army’s Tiger Forces use danger-close airstrikes and tanks to chase Islamist snipers from key east Damascus town: 11-min video

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – On Thursday, the elite Tiger Forces Division of the Syrian Army secured the large militant stronghold town of Hammuriyah in Damascus’ East Ghouta region after 24-hours of clashes. The Tiger Forces Division kicked-off its operation to capture Hammuriyah on Wednesday, storming the farmland areas around the suburb and quickly seizing […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

American Fighters III: Is the current fighter plane strategy sane?

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 14 hours ago
With much of the American military attention focused on the F-35 as the go-to for everything, what does this do when matched against forces superior in speed and armaments? More The post American Fighters III: Is the current fighter plane strategy sane? appeared first on The Duran.

Trump to fire Soros operative HR McMaster

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 14 hours ago
Donald Trump is continuing to purge his team of Globalists, who have been subverting his agenda with reports that National Security Advisor H R McMaster will be out as soon as Trump has found a successor from Team Patriot. From The Telegraph Donald Trump has reportedly decided to sack National Security Advisor HR McMaster, in what […]

LA Times: Trump must stop Fed raising interest rates to win mid terms, rates already up at Lehman crisis levels

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 14 hours ago
From CNBC The two-year Treasury yield is the one to watch for Fed interest rate moves, and it’s been on the rise to a near-decade high — close to the level it reached around the time Lehman Brothers failed. … Lehman Brothers filed for bankruptcy on Sept. 15, 2008. In late Tuesday trading, the two-year […]

Pentagon chiefs have prepared no bloody nose strike plan

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 14 hours ago
The US military does not have a plan for a limited strike on North Korea, it has emerged thanks to Pentagon chiefs Josef Dunford and James Mattis, who is now also implicated in a corporate fraud on top of his fraud as Secretary of Defence. https://taskandpurpose.com/north-korea-bloody-nose-strike/ https://www.axios.com/mattis-theranos-1521137535-f08d8b9b-78f7-4e31-b2b5-4fade3d52a91.html The Pentagon has a plan for a groundwar, […]

Sessions could fire McCabe before he goes into pension on Sunday

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 14 hours ago
Attorney General Jeff Sessions faces a decision that will be controversial no matter what he does: Fire former Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe, or overrule the recommendation of the FBI’s own internal investigators… to fire McCabe. https://www.wsj.com/articles/andrew-mccabe-and-consequences-1521153789 Sessions should fire McCabe before he goes into pension on Sunday. The USA has to stop rewarding Globalist […]

Contender for "Worst Person ever" Tomi Lahren apparently kicked her dog five times during Fox New appearance.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 14 hours ago
Courtesy of Unilad: *Bad news if you’re a dog: Tomi Lahren is tired of your attitude. So tired in fact, that she is more than happy to indulge animal abuse in the name of a bit of peace and quiet. Sad! * *Yep, the Fox & Friends contributor has announced she had to kick her dog ‘about 5 times’ during a recent TV appearance . * *Lahren shared a video of her pooch Kota on her Instagram berating the little guy for chewing a bone loudly. * Now Lahren has since denied that she ever really did this, but if you watch the Fox News portion of the above clip you can actually see when she wa... more »

Mexican minister ramps up pressure for speedy NAFTA deal

bilaterals.org - 14 hours ago
16-Mar-2018 Mexico's economy minister urged officials to push for a speedy renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), saying his country and Canada must be ready to go it alone if the United States pulls out.

China wants FTA with India: Chinese Consul General

bilaterals.org - 14 hours ago
16-Mar-2018 China wants to have a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India to boost two-way trade between both countries, Chinese Consul General Ma Zhanwu said.

Singapore, Australia to redouble efforts to conclude RCEP ‘most desirably' within this year

bilaterals.org - 14 hours ago
16-Mar-2018 Just a week after signing the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) with nine other countries, Singapore and Australia vowed to “redouble” efforts to conclude an ambitious free-trade agreement among 16 Asia-Pacific countries this year.

South Korea raises issue with US Trade Protectionism at FTA renegotiations

bilaterals.org - 14 hours ago
16-Mar-2018 South Korea called the US out on its recent trade protectionism during bilateral talks in Washington on renegotiating their free trade agreement (FTA).

The English court sets aside a Tribunal's findings of lack of jurisdiction under a BIT

bilaterals.org - 14 hours ago
16-Mar-2018 The English High Court has set aside parts of an award concerning claims brought by Griffin against Poland; Poland has reserved the right to argue the compatibility of the BIT with EU law.

Samir : Al Amoudi saisit l'arbitrage de la Banque mondiale face au Maroc

bilaterals.org - 14 hours ago
16-Mar-2018 Comme il menaçait de le faire depuis 2015, l'actionnaire majoritaire de la Samir, cheikh Al Amoudi a finalement eu recours à la procédure d'arbitrage de la Banque mondiale dans le litige qui l'oppose à l'État marocain.

UK Natural Gas Imports

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/gas-section-4-energy-trends Following comments about gas imports into the UK, I thought I would take the opportunity to clarify the situation. In 2016, the UK imported 534 TWh of natural gas, 59% of total supply. Provisional figures for 2017 suggest a similar position. https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/gas-section-4-energy-trends The vast bulk of […]

Turning Schools into Prisons With More Cops is NOT a Solution to Shootings, It’s a Deathblow to Liberty

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: school] How do you convince a child who has been routinely handcuffed, shackled, tied down, locked up, and immobilized by school police—that he has any rights at all—let alone the right to stand up to oppression? The post Turning Schools into Prisons With More Cops is NOT a Solution to Shootings, It’s a Deathblow to Liberty appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Cops Murder Innocent 16yo Teen and Her Unborn Baby—No Charges, Taxpayers Held Liable

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: family] The family of a 16-year-old girl who was shot and killed by police when officers opened fire on the car she was riding in, is now filing a lawsuit against the department after they claimed the driver of the car was responsible for her death. The post Cops Murder Innocent 16yo Teen and Her Unborn Baby—No Charges, Taxpayers Held Liable appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

The Cost of Trump’s Military Parade Could Eliminate Hunger Among Homeless Veterans—For Weeks

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: parade] The cost of the president's military parade is estimated to be enough money to eliminate hunger among homeless veterans by providing them three meals a day—for weeks. The post The Cost of Trump’s Military Parade Could Eliminate Hunger Among Homeless Veterans—For Weeks appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Modal Properties, Moral Status, and Identity

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 15 hours ago
In his essay, “Modal Properties, Moral Status, and Identity,” David S. Oderberg answers the objections that have been raised against the Identity thesis, the claim that the zygote and the embryo are individual human beings. He concentrates on the cluster of objections that are based on certain biological phenomenal and appeal to the modal properties of the zygote and the embryo—to what could happen to the immature human being in certain circumstances. Here’s Oderberg’s explanation of the embryological terms: The term 'embryo' comes from the Greek for 'to grow,' and simply means 'gr... more »

A Dirt Bike Made For U.S. Special Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
LSA Autonomy *Business Insider/We Are The Mighty:* *These are the new custom stealth dirt bikes made for Navy SEALs and Green Berets* * The US military is looking for custom dirt bikes for its special operators, and the Silent Hawk and Nightmare are the two frontrunners. * They are both hybrids, capable of running on lithium-ion batteries or a variety of fuels — but the Silent Hawk weighs less. When the U.S. military is looking for a custom bike, they look to DARPA. This time, they needed a stealthy dirt bike that could handle rough terrain… and maybe a few other tasks SEALs and G... more »

Gill 3: Is run-away warming likely? Has carbon dioxide always been the main climate driver?

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 15 hours ago
Collection of five Surrey Mirror Group Website Articles written by Peter F Gill and posted from about March 2015 to January 2016. They now no longer exist on the Internet unless archived by someone. In previous contributions (scroll down to … Continue reading →

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Stuck with the accountant this morning. Blogging will return later today. Military and Intelligence News Briefs and World News Briefs will be posted later today.

Trudeau And Trump

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
Lately, things have not being going well for Justin Trudeau. He's still trying to recover from his gaffe filled trip to India. But, thanks to Donald Trump, he has the opportunity to burnish his *bona fides*. Lawrence Martin writes: The U.S. President has upped his reputation for running a gong show with his admission that he had no idea what he was talking about when telling the Prime Minister the United States runs a trade deficit with Canada. He just made it up, the President admits on an audio feed from a private fundraiser on Wednesday. Didn’t know what he was talking about. ... more »

Caught Our Notice: Voinnet co-author issues another correction

Alison Abritis at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Title: AtsPLA2-α nuclear relocalization by the Arabidopsis transcription factor AtMYB30 leads to repression of the plant defense response What Caught Our Attention: A previous collaborator with high-profile plant biologist Olivier Voinnet (who now has eight retractions) has issued an interesting correction to a 2010 PNAS paper. Susana Rivas is last author on the paper, the … Continue reading Caught Our Notice: Voinnet co-author issues another correction

Update on 'Update'

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
So the BBC's 'More Telford victims coming forward' report had a full lifespan of just three hours on the BBC Home page before disappearing. Germane to which is the *Spectator*'s leading article this week: *A dangerous silence over Telford*.

Peru: Anomaly Over Barranca Captured on Security Camera

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 16 hours ago
*Source: Planeta UFO (Arg.) and TROME (Perú)Date: 03/13/2018* *Peru: Anomaly Over Barranca Captured on Security Camera* Security cameras recorded a strange object in a Barranca waterfront. Some claim it was a UFO. An unidentified flying object crossing the skies of Barranca was picked up by security cameras yesterday morning (03.12.2018) around 3:00 a.m. Images disseminated over social media show a radiant, zig-zagging luminous phenomenon over the Malecón de Chorrillos of this northern city. The security cameras were engaged in their routine task of filming the waterfront area f...more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
David Brooks, to his credit, believes that President Trump is immoral, and that his immorality is infecting the Republican Party: Trump is a revolutionary figure not because he changed the G.O.P.’s position on trade or international engagement. He’s morally revolutionary.... Trump ... asked the Republican Party to accept the proposition that it doesn’t matter if your leader is a liar, a philanderer and a narcissist. It doesn’t matter if he is cruel to the weak and bigoted toward the outsider. What matters, when you’re in a death match in which the survival of your nation and cultur... more »

How Is The Russian Economy Doing?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Moscow skyline. Image by René Conny Heinen via Flickr *DW:* *Where is the Russian economy headed?* Russia's economy is the world's eleventh-largest. Following a period of recession, it managed to return to growth last year despite Western sanctions widening. But can the country continue on the road of recovery? Russian President Vladimir Putin, widely expected to secure a fourth term in the March 18 polls, oversaw a period of economic growth during his first two terms in office (2000-2008), boosting incomes across the country. Those years were perceived as a welcome change from the... more »

This Video Shows Why Russia's 'Big Guns' Are So Lethal

Robert Beckhusen at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Robert Beckhusen* *Security, * Artillery-spotting drones and guided shells are not the only growing developments in the Russian army. A recent video released by the Russian Ministry of Defense shows Msta-S howitzers firing precision-guided shells. While the technology is hardly new, it has been less common in the Russian army compared to standard shells used en masse — which still holds a pride of place in Russian doctrine. The video, taken this winter, illustrates the dug-in, tracked howitzers striking several targets with the aid of forward observers on the ground and unmann... more »

Argentina: A UFO Over Rivadavia?

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 16 hours ago
*Source: PLANETA UFODate: 03.16.2018* *Argentina: A UFO Over Rivadavia?* A reader of Tiempo de San Juan recorded the moment from the back of her house in the ATSA IV district. See the video and draw your own conclusions. A constantly moving light - purportedly a UFO - can be seen in a video recorded by a reader of Tiempo de San Juan from the rear of her property in the ATSA IV district. According to the woman, the light, which looks white in the video, was orange in color, sometimes changing to yellow. She also noted that as she recorded, her cellphone was overcome by interfere... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Cyberattacks Put Russian Fingers on the Switch at Power Plants, U.S. Says APNewsBreak: Green Party candidate was on state GOP payroll Fishing for krill is an eco-disaster: we must protect the Antarctic | Amazon Japan Raided For Antitrust Violations, "Cooperation Payments"Andrew McCabe To Be Fired Days Ahead Of Retirement: NYTFatal Quad: Who Is Assassinating MI6 Assets On British Soil?EU Preparing To Unleash First-Ever Regulations Targeting Search EnginesWhite House Blames Russia For "Abhorrent" Attack, As Haley Warns Of Russian Chemical Weapons In New York A Giant ... more »

I sympathize

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 16 hours ago
From Pearls Before Swine by Stephan Pastis: Uh-huh. Peter

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis: Iran 'Mucking Around' In Iraq Elections

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis lands in Kabul on March 13, 2018 on an unannounced trip to Afghanistan. REUTERS/Phil Stewart *Reuters:* *U.S. accuses Iran of trying to influence Iraq's election* WASHINGTON - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis accused Iran on Thursday of “mucking around” in Iraq’s May parliamentary election, in which Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is seeking another term after a successful, U.S.-backed war against Islamic State militants. The ballot will decide Iraq’s leader for the next four years, when Baghdad will be faced with rebuilding cities and towns seiz... more »

The wife of Donald Trump's eldest son files for divorce.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 16 hours ago
Courtesy of Page Six: *Vanessa Trump filed for divorce against her husband Donald Trump Jr. late Thursday in Manhattan Supreme Court. * *The president’s daughter-in-law filed for an uncontested proceeding, meaning she’s not expecting a legal battle over custody of the couple’s five children or their assets. * *They were married in 2005.* I would actually not be surprised if all of the Trump's end up in divorce court by the time we get to 2020. Let's face it all of the idiots that married into this family did so for money. I mean does anybody think that Eric Trump attracted thi... more »

Xi's indefinite grasp on power has finally captured the West's attention – now what?

Stanley Rosen, Professor of Political Science, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 16 hours ago
Recent changes to China's constitution signal loud and clear that any hope for a path to democracy must be checked with reality.

Americans should welcome the age of unexceptionalism

Alasdair S. Roberts, Director, School of Public Policy, University of Massachusetts Amherst at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 16 hours ago
Belief in American exceptionalism isn't just at odds with history and facts. It undermines the country's capacity to address looming challenges.

Mariya Zakharova lays out the correct way to deal with assassination [VIDEO]

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 16 hours ago
However, it is unlikely her very reasoned process will fall on receptive ears as the West accuses Russia for the use of Novichok and yet refuses to listen More The post Mariya Zakharova lays out the correct way to deal with assassination [VIDEO] appeared first on The Duran.

I Doubt We Can Get Rid Of Him Before 2020-- But We Can-- And Must-- Then

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
The *DWT* art director is very intuitive. The date stamp on the Deutsche Bank Washing Machine money laundering gif is August 1, 2017, 7 months ago. We've been using it ever since. On Wednesday it would have thrilled us if the Martens would have used it to illustrate their incredible reporting on how the Deutsche Bank money laundering was what caused Nunes to pull the plug on the House Intel Committee Investigation. [The Intel Committee vote was secret and no one knows who voted how. Several Intel Committee Republicans-- including Trey Gowdy, Will Hurd and Tom Rooney-- have said th... more »

Is The U.S. Strategy In Afghanistan Just A Game Of 'Whack-A-Mole'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Daniel Brown, Business Insider*: *The Air Force released new videos of A-10 Warthogs striking Taliban drug labs — and it shows why the US strategy is a game of 'whack-a-mole'.* * The US released two new videos of airstrikes on Taliban drug labs in Afghanistan. * The US is quietly escalating the war in Afghanistan, and has released a number of similar videos of strikes on Taliban drug facilities and training compounds. * But civilian casualties have also increased along with the strikes, and Afghan farmers say the drug labs only take three to four days to rebuild. The Air Force re... more »

Chinese Shipbuilder Accidentally Revealed What It Will Be Building For The Chinese Navy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Popular Science:* *A Chinese shipbuilder accidentally revealed its major navy plans* *Nuclear submarines, giant aircraft carriers, robot warships. * *Dalian Shipyard* Dalian Shipyard, part of CSIC, is where China's first domestic carrier, CV-17, was built. It will also likely be the builder for China's first, nuclear powered supercarrier. For a brief moment, the China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), put online China's next big naval projects (but quickly pulled them down). The revelation, of which screenshots were taken before censors intervened, provided a picture o... more »

The Transhumanist Test of Faith

Ethical Technology - 17 hours ago
Transhumanism is more often regarded as a faith by its detractors than its supporters. For my own part, I have long argued that the signature themes of transhumanism – especially the preoccupation with intellectual immortality and physical resurrection – bear the marks of Abrahamic theology. Indeed, without that theological backdrop, transhumanism’s zeal for mind uploading and cryonics looks simply bizarre. However, in this context, transhumanists can reasonably argue that they are scientifically delivering on those original theological promissory notes. Nevertheless, there remain... more »

Temps de vie augmenté : de quoi parle-t-on ?

Ethical Technology - 17 hours ago
Allongement de la durée de vie, automatisation du travail : qu’entend-t-on précisément par là ? https://ieet.org/images/uploads/manufacturing-baxter-robot-width-687-687x515.jpg

There's a 'Downfall' parody for all seasons!

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
Talking about the BBC News website, it's got a handy primer for those who can't tell their Slovakias from their Slovenias following the resignations of the prime ministers of both countries this week. I have to say, however, that Hitler & Co. explain it much better though here (though beware! Hitler does get a bit ranty at times):

Trump-Mnuchin Fake “Sanctions” Against Already Sanctioned-Indicted Individuals-Entities Plus Two Intel Bureaucrats

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 18 hours ago
Comment: At the best, Mnuchin as Treasury secretary is simply to waste taxpayer money. At the worst, his Treasury secretary … Continue reading →

US “Critical Minerals” List Comment Deadline Monday Night: Uranium Should Be Removed; Focus Should Be On Recycling & New Materials-Innovation; Exports Should Be Banned

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 18 hours ago
Grand Canyon Rainbow from Pima Point NPS Photo by Michael Quinn If a mineral is “critical” then export should not … Continue reading →

Buried in Kent?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
For those saying that the BBC isn't reporting the attack on Britain First leader Paul Golding, well they are. It's on the England & Kent pages of the BBC News website. Of course the BBC (along with every other mainstream media outlet) is holding off on reporting the social media claims (rumours?) that Mr. Golding was attacked by two Muslim inmates.

California's Senator Richard Pan Publicly Denies Any Increase in Autism

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
Epidemic? Pandemic? Not according to this Pan-Democrat in California, Richard Pan. Thanks to Laura for this update. Thanks to readers for the photo suggestions... ;) Kim By Laura Hayes 6-minute video summary of recent hearing in CA (have a listen...

Bitcoin dominance is an irrational faith

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
*...or a mostly dishonest marketing slogan...* Peter Thiel has bought the Bitcoin for some $20 million which is really just some one percent of his assets (and/or his fund's assets) so this amount may be considered a silly, homeopathic part of his image. But according to CNBC, he is neutral to skeptical about all other cryptocurrencies. For the Bitcoin, there's a 50-80 percent chance that it will be worthless (which is a reasonable estimate of the probability, up to a factor between 2 and 1.25) and a 20-50 percent chance that it will be moving higher, whatever that statement exactly... more »

So while those brave kids were protesting for more stringent gun legislation this is what the NRA was tweeting out.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 18 hours ago
I'll control my own guns, thank you. #2A #NRA pic.twitter.com/jqbZzwcWf6 — NRA (@NRA) March 14, 2018 Jesus Christ was assholes! I am really going to enjoy watching this terrorist organization finally come to an end.

WMD Lies Strike Again: The Skripal Incident

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 18 hours ago
*March 16, 2018* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - As the West rallies around recent allegations by the UK against Russia regarding the alleged poisoning of former Russian military intelligence officer-turned British spy - Sergei Skripal - it is crucial to point out the alarming lack of actual evidence involved. It is also important to point out the history of the accusers predicating entire wars on allegations now confirmed to have been intentional lies. *The Skripal Incident* The alleged poisoning of Sergei Skripal in Salisbury, UK on March 4 led to a lighting-fast escalation with Russi... more »

Russian MoD broadcasts situation in East Ghouta: live video

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
The Russian Defense Ministry has organized live broadcasts at checkpoints and humanitarian corridors in Eastern Ghouta and Aleppo, the ministry said on Friday. “The Russian Center for Syrian reconciliation has organized live broadcasts near checkpoints of humanitarian corridors used for withdrawal of civilians from Eastern Ghouta and Aleppo,” the ministry said on its website. The ministry notes that the broadcast was conducted […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russia slams US threats to strike Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Friday slammed US threats to strike Syria as “unacceptable.” “The threats to carry out unilateral military strikes on Syria, including Damascus, recently voiced by the United States, as it was last April based on unsubstantiated accusations against the Syrian government of using chemical weapons, are unacceptable and inadmissible. [We] have […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

East Ghouta militants fail to retake Al-Hamouriyah after latest counter-offensive – map

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – The Islamist rebels launched a counter-attack in the East Ghouta, yesterday, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions at the town of Al-Hamouriyah. Led by Faylaq Al-Rahman and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, the militants stormed the western axis of Al-Hamouriyah in a bid to retake the town. However, their offensive would […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army takes over rebel positions in southern Damascus district (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – Earlier this week, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) took control of the rebel positions in the Al-Qadam District of southern Damascus after an agreement was put in place to transport the militants to Idlib. Despite agreeing to hand over the entire district, the rebels had lost nearly 30 percent of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Turkish airstrike destroys YPG vehicle in Afrin city (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – The Turkish Air Force has been working overtime in the Afrin region recently, launching several airstrikes over the YPG’s positions in this part of the Aleppo Governorate. In particular, the Turkish Air Force recently carried out an airstrike on a YPG technical vehicle that was seen traveling through Afrin city […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

At least 4,000 civilians evacuated from E. Ghouta via Hamouriyah humanitarian corridor (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
More than 4,000 civilians were evacuated from Eastern Ghouta through the Hamouriyah humanitaruian corridor on Thursday. According to representative of the Russian Centre for the Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria Vladimir Zolotukhin, “up to this moment, more than 4,000 civilians, including women and children, have been evacuated.” Civilians fled the cities of Saqba, Hamouriyah […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
The article underneath the main story on the BBC News website has now been nudged aside to make way for a new report about Telford, which is now the BBC's 'second story'. Very curiously, the piece was published 5 hours ago, presumably on the BBC 'Shropshire' page, but has only appeared on the BBC's Home page now. Why? It looks to me as if the BBC is now making an effort to appear to be doing the right thing. Maybe all the criticism is finally getting to them (especially if it's now coming from MPs). The report itself, incidentally, has just changed - within the past ten minutes. ... more »

Fake News

cefrith@hotmail.com at Charles Frith - 20 hours ago
I've been having a few pints of Fake News by Fallen Acorn Brewing at Clockwork in Shirley lately, and very tasty it is too, though nowhere near as awesome as Murmuration by Red Cat Brewing, which is... Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced

Analysis of polonium, plutonium, americium and uranium in drinking water

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 20 hours ago
Lemons, B.; Khaing, H.; Ward, A.; Thakur, P. A rapid method for the sequential separation of polonium, plutonium, americium and uranium in drinking water. Applied Radiation and Isotopes June 2018 136:10-17 A new sequential separation method for the determination of … Continue reading →

May Your Moments Rest In... A Quotation from Kristin Granger

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
*To make the above image clearer, just click on it* *May your moments rest in the arms of experience.* *May your experience rest in the arms of wisdom.* *May your wisdom rest in the arms of your heart* *and may your heart rest in the arms of Gratitude.* *Kristin Granger* *Source:* *https://www.minds.com/GratitudeinAll* *If you wish to see even more of Kristin's quotations, please click on the link provided below:* *Gratitude In All*

Treading on eggshells

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
The BBC News website this morning has *this* as a very prominent item (just under the main headline): When you click into it you find it's a long piece looking at child sexual exploitation in the light of the Telford grooming scandal. It focuses on how the victims of grooming are seen. It makes little mention of the cultural element of the grooming gangs phenomenon and makes no mention whatsoever of any common religious aspect to the profile of the paedophile gangs. *This* is how the piece deals with the issue: While some of the most high-profile cases of CSE have involved gang... more »

Barack Obama supported CIA torture that has now promoted “Bloody Gina” to CIA director (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
Obama's CIA Torturer Has Now Become CIA Director. More The post Barack Obama supported CIA torture that has now promoted “Bloody Gina” to CIA director (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Rand Paul: Americans have been increasingly clear that they are tired of constant war

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
It's Time for a New American Foreign Policy More The post Rand Paul: Americans have been increasingly clear that they are tired of constant war appeared first on The Duran.

Trump’s new CIA director is so evil, even DC swamp creatures refer to her as “Bloody Gina”

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
As Trump Moves Toward War, 'The Resistance' Refuses to Resist More The post Trump’s new CIA director is so evil, even DC swamp creatures refer to her as “Bloody Gina” appeared first on The Duran.

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 3/16/2018"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 3/16/2018"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "The U.S., UK, France and Germany are all blaming Russia for a nerve agent attack on a former Russian spy in Britain. Russia is denying the attack, but that is not stopping Prime Minister Theresa May from expelling Russian diplomats. Russia is reportedly responding in kind. President Trump is adding sanctions against Russia, and the whole thing may be a prelude to a global conflict or at least a trade war. President Trump is using that old familiar phrase he made famous on the Apprentice TV show. He told his Nationa... more »

Russian Archeologists Discover Sami Neolithic Shrines similar to Bronze Age NA Glyphs & Sun Rings

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The one thing that must be clear by now is that movement across the North Atlantic has been completely feasible for tens of thousands of years. It took special equipment to turn the North Pacific and that was possible after 20,000 BP. However, in the North Atlantic it simply demanded open boats and fishermen. That is important. As well it was possible to go both ways in the North Atlantic with a modicum of sailing skill. After all we are doing it to this day. It is still a chance, but so what. When you completed a days fishing and then returned to your home village to find i... more »

Why Is the GOP Terrified of Tariffs?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Why Is the GOP Terrified of Tariffs?] First off we have been brainwashed into eschewing tariffs. That alone should inform us that it is time to revisit this topic. The long term trend is toward a global currency and wage parity for all of us. we are not there by a long shot, but so called globalization was massively narrowed the gap. {Properly eliminating global poverty will finish the job. I do agree that tariffs are the wrong tool to pay for government. However they are the right tool to counter unfair trade in particular and imbalances brought on by the application of ... more »

Bovine TB and an elephant in the room

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The elephant in the room is that we are pumping raw manure out on the fields during the growing season. This has to change. Traditionally we put the manure on the fields during the winter because it forms large clods of manure and straw. The obvious fix is to apply the liquid manure immediately after the crops have been removed in the fall and before a surface tilling is applied to fix it into the soil completely. I would follow this with a second application in the spring during seed bed preparation. Again we spray it on before tilling begins. all this roughly six months ap... more »

Making Ancient Bread

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Sometimes we need to be reminded how easy it is to make a quality bread with just water, flour and salt even. It is there that you actually remember to look at the quality of the flours and at other possible add - ins. This example uses flour and mashed yams. why not? They do not grow together in the real world but certainly can produce a useful fry bread by themselves. In fact our addiction to yeast breads has let us forget flat breads. This example will remind you just how easy it is as well as how easy it is to fold in a moist vegetable mash of any kind. What i like to add... more »

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*by Noah* The problems of rampant greed and psychopathy that Robert Reich has expressed in tonight's meme have certainly existed throughout the history of humankind. That, of course, includes our country, especially during the robber baron period of the later 19th century. This disease has never gone away, but the likes of those in charge right this moment, from Jamie Dimon down to lesser corporate scum like Martin Shkreli and, on the political front, Señor Trumpanzee, Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, and Chuck Schumer, just to name a few, will always do their best to keep the disease ... more »

Podcast: Michael Jacobs on why capitalism needs a rethink

Charlotte Pickles at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 22 hours ago
Charlotte Pickles talks to Michael Jacobs about Rethinking Capitalism, the book he co-edited with Mariana Mazzucato, and the building consensus on Right and Left that urgent change is needed. The post Podcast: Michael Jacobs on why capitalism needs a rethink appeared first on UnHerd.

NASA sent one identical twin brother to space for a year and studied how it changed him – here are the latest results.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 22 hours ago
NASA sent one identical twin brother to space for a year and studied how it changed him – here are the latest results | Business Insider India https://www.businessinsider.in/NASA-sent-one-identical-twin-brother-to-space-for-a-year-and-studied-how-it-changed-him-here-are-the-latest-results/articleshow/61280826.cms Advertisements

Mind Hack – How Corporations Took Over Our Bodies and Brains

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 22 hours ago

Carbon Oxide Causes Supernovas And Will Destroy The Solar System

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 22 hours ago
We are surrounded by stars in the process of becoming White Dwarf stars, made of Carbon & Oxygen and those then can go on to become Type 1 a Supernovas. Carbon Oxide and Carbon DiOxide will destroy the solar system in a supernova. Continue reading →

The Neocon Full Court Press For War is Here

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
The Neocon Full Court Press For War is Here by TOM LUONGO, https://tomluongo.wordpress.com/ The events of the past two weeks have been stunning. Since Russian President Vladimir Putin unveiled new ‘doomsday’ weapon systems at his State of the Union address, the West has gone completely bonkers. – In the words of Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, ““I […]

Did The Deep State Just Hint At Their Next Targeted Event

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
X22Report Published on Mar 15, 2018 Many more people are on the chopping block. Trump strategy is to let the truth come out about these people and to expose them. The Treasury department imposes sanctions on the Russian cyber attackers. The deep state is going all out to remove Russia from the UN Security Council, they […]

Palestinians are Facing Genocide; Israel Deserves Its International Pariah Status

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Modern Ashkenazi Khazars (90+% of modern Jewry) are NOT the Jews of the Bible! Ashkenaz is not from the tribe of Shem ie. not semitic! They cannot be the descendents of Jacob/Israel who are from Shem! – Genesis 10:1-3 (New King James Version) Nations Descended from Noah 1 Now this is the genealogy of the […]

Did Putin Poison A British Ex-Spy, Or Was It A Globalist False Flag?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
The Alex Jones Channel Published on Mar 15, 2018 Ted Malloch joins Alex Jones live via Skype to discuss European politics, including the claim from the UK that Putin is somehow behind the poisoning of an ex-spy on British soil. end

Pompeo Replacing Tillerson Very Dangerous

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
PressTV Published on Mar 14, 2018 The replacement of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with CIA Director Mike Pompeo by President Donald Trump is a “very negative development” that will further endanger the Iran nuclear deal,” says a former US foreign policy adviser and diplomat. end

Trump Floats Idea of an Outer Space Army

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Donald Trump promoting the Illuminist MIC ‘space war’ meme ie. preparing the sheeple for war against Jesus Christ, the Blessed Son of God, on His 2nd Coming. – RT America Published on Mar 15, 2018 President Donald Trump is entertaining the idea that the next war zone could be in. While addressing troops at a Marine […]

Report: President Trump Has Decided To Remove H.R. McMaster As His National Security Adviser

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Trump decides to remove national security adviser, and others may follow* President Trump has decided to remove H.R. McMaster as his national security adviser and is actively discussing potential replacements, according to five people with knowledge of the plans, preparing to deliver yet another jolt to the senior ranks of his administration. Trump is now comfortable with ousting McMaster, with whom he never personally gelled, but is willing to take time executing the move because he wants to ensure both that the three-star Army general is not humiliated and... more »

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
North Korean foreign minister in surprise trip to Sweden https://t.co/mbCiWzArz4 — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) March 16, 2018 The sanctions announcement came after the release of a joint statement from the U.S., the U.K., Germany, and France in which the U.S. said it shared British assessments "that there is no plausible alternative explanation" to the nerve agent attack https://t.co/3ATXH1ODpT — NBC News (@NBCNews) March 16, 2018 My Lai massacre survivor recalls Vietnam War's darkest chapter. https://t.co/CRXR4CAby1 The March 16, 1968 killings by American troops left 504 villa... more »

Is the Red Team dead? Maybe not

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 23 hours ago
EPA is what is called an "independent agency, Pruitt can, and may well, go ahead with the Red Team exercise.

US Military Aircraft With Seven Service Members Crashes In Iraq, Fatalities Reported

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
An HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter assigned to the 56th Rescue Squadron flies over Aviano Air Base, Italy, during a routine training mission Jan. 26, 2018 *New York Times*: *U.S. Military Helicopter Crashes in Iraq With Seven Aboard* WASHINGTON — An American military helicopter crashed Thursday near the city of Qaim in western Iraq, killing some of the seven service members aboard, United States officials said. It was unclear why the aircraft, an HH-60 Pave Hawk, went down, the officials added. They did not rule out ground fire, and they could not confirm how many people had been kill... more »

MSM Pushes for More Censorship Over Fear of Digitally Altered Video

Activist Post at Activist Post - 23 hours ago
By Phillip Schneider As we are now deep into 2018, the war on free speech hasn’t gone away, but rather changed pace. In a recent... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A family walks past a military vehicle belonging to Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army fighters after the capture of Khaldieh village, in eastern Afrin, Syria March 10,2018. REUTERS/ Khalil Ashawi *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *Residents flee Syria's Afrin region* (Reuters).

WATCH – What They Don’t Teach You About the Most Famous Scientists

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Vic Bishop* - What is missing from their stories?

This Is Why The Syrian Rebellion Failed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Fouad al-Ghraibi is seen (2ndL) with fighters in this undated photo in Idlib, Syria. REUTERS/Stringer *Reuters:* *The lives of three men show why Syria’s rebels are losing* BEIRUT (Reuters) - The war has cost one man part of his liver and intestines. Another his home and work. A third his homeland and studies. All three have lost hope. Abu Farhan, Fouad al-Ghraibi and Abu al-Baraa took the rebels’ side in the violence which began after the government put down street protests that started on March 15, 2011. Ghraibi, who has a business renting out construction machinery, joined a ... more »

DFA Moves Quickly To Make Sure Howard Dean Can't Disgrace The Group

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Long before he sold out and became a Big Pharma lobbyist, Howard Dean started DFA-- then Dean for America, now Democracy for America, and run by Howard's brother Jim Dean. After Howard Dean embarrassed himself and everyone else by endorsing very right-wing Blue Dog Gwen Graham for Governor of Florida, DFA felt compelled to refute Howard Dean's outrageous bullshit about Graham being a progressive. Like Blue America, DFA has endorsed Andrew Gillum, the *actual* progressive-- the only progressive-- in the race. Yesterday, Graham's campaign sent out an endorsement e-mail ostensibly...more »

No One Is Winning The Syrian Civil War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Omar Sanadiki / Reuters *Krishnadev Calamur, The Atlantic*: *No One Is Winning the Syrian Civil War* *Bashar al-Assad is only in power because of Russia's support. His country is devastated.* Seven years ago, when Syrian protesters called for “a day of rage” against Bashar al-Assad, there were few signs that they would have an impact. Three years later, as the protests transformed into a civil war, one that would eventually draw in the region’s powers, it seemed a matter of when, not if, Assad would go the way of his fellow strongmen in Tunisia and Egypt. But on March 15, 2018, wh... more »

The American Man is Tragically Failing in Mind, Body and Spirit

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Isaac Davis* - What is life really like for men these days?

The Poet: Charles Simic, “The White Room”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The White Room”* “The obvious is difficult To prove. Many prefer The hidden. I did, too. I listened to the trees. They had a secret Which they were about to Make known to me- And then didn't. Summer came. Each tree On my street had its own Scheherazade. My nights Were a part of their wild Storytelling. We were Entering dark houses, Always more dark houses, Hushed and abandoned. There was someone with eyes closed On the upper floors. The fear of it, and the wonder, Kept me sleepless. The truth is bald and cold, Said the woman Who always wore white. She didn't leave her room. The sun p... more »

The Turkish Siege Of The Kurdish Held-City Of Afrin Intensifies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Turkish-led assault on Syria's Afrin displaced 10,000 in a day* *Twelve killed and 60 wounded over the past 24 hours in Turkish shelling and air raids on Kurdish Afrin, monitor says.* Turkey says it won't hand over Afrin in northern Syria to the government in Damascus after it removes the Kurdish YPG militia, as its military and allied rebel forces prepare to attack the surrounded city. Thousands of people continued to flee Afrin on Thursday to Nubul and Zhara in the northern countryside of Aleppo, which is under control of the Syrian government, amid air raids, ... more »

BWorld 193, TRAIN, inflation and emerging DOE price control

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
* This is my column in BusinessWorld on March 5, 2018. More countries are reporting their January 2018 inflation rate and it is becoming clearer that majority of them have reigned in the inflationary pressure of the big rise in world oil prices. West Texas Instrument (WTI) prices, for instance, rose from $43.2/barrel in 2016 to $50.9/barrel in 2017, and $63.7/barrel in January 2018. Of the 13 major Asian economies in the table, 10 have experienced a decline in their inflation rate compared to their December 2017 level and only three, including the Philippines, have experienced an i... more »

Maidan Icon Savchenko Accuses Top Ukrainian Official of Deploying Snipers at 2014 Protest

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Maidan icon Savchenko faces arrest after claiming top Ukraine official ‘led snipers to central Kiev’ by https://www.rt.com/ Ukrainian MP Nadezhda Savchenko, who was lauded as a hero for her role in the Donbass military campaign and her prosecution in Russia, is now accused of plotting to blow up the national parliament in Kiev. – The General […]

‘Looks Like Russians Were Behind Spy Poisoning’ – Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT Published on Mar 15, 2018 Speaking in the Oval Office, US President Donald Trump has said it appears that Russia was behind the attack on former double agent Sergei Skripal. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9167 – Has Trump sold out to the Illuminist MIC? I would tend to agree. Why all the escalating war drums? I believe […]

To Prep for Possible Mideast War, U.S. and Israel Join in Sweeping Missile-Defense Training

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
To Prep for Possible Mideast War, U.S. and Israel Join in Sweeping Missile-Defense Training by Yaakov Lappin JNS, http://www.sun-sentinel.com/ The Israeli and U.S. militaries are in the midst of a large-scale missile-defense exercise, designed to simulate responses to a Middle East war on multiple fronts. The scenario at the heart of the planned, biannual drill involves the […]

France, Germany, US, UK say Salisbury Incident a Violation of UK’s Territorial Integrity by Russia

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
France, Germany, US, UK say Salisbury Incident a Violation of UK’s Territorial Integrity by Russia by https://www.rt.com/ A joint statement by the UK, US, France and Germany says the poisoning of ex-double agent Sergei Skripal was a violation of Britain’s sovereignty by Russia and was the first offensive use of a chemical agent since World War […]

White House Blames Russia For “Abhorrent” Attack, As Haley Warns Of Russian Chemical Weapons In New York

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
White House Blames Russia For “Abhorrent” Attack, As Haley Warns Of Russian Chemical Weapons In New York by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ In its most pointed criticism of Russia to date, on Wednesday the White House said in a statement that it agreed with the British government’s assessment that Russia was responsible for the poisoning of a former […]

Paul Craig Roberts: World War 3 Is Approaching

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Paul Craig Roberts: World War 3 Is Approaching by https://www.paulcraigroberts.org/ “In a nuclear war the “collateral damage” would be the life of all humanity.” — Fidel Castro – The Russians, in their anxiety to show the West how friendly they are, left Washington with a toe hold in Syria, which Washington is using to reopen the […]

Climate Tricks 65, "Last chance" to save the planet stories, 1992-2018

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
The "planet saviors", their leaders, they are a bunch of jokers and story tellers. See the timeline of their "last chance" warnings to save the planet unless we send them trillions and trillions of dollars. There were many similar stories in between these years, I just show random stories from 1992 to 2018. Enjoy. (1) "FEATURE: Last chance to save the planet?" New Scientist, By Fred Pearce, 30 May 1992, https://www.newscientist.com/article/mg13418235-100-last-chance-to-save-the-planet/ (2) "A Global Warming Treaty's Last Chance" TIME, By Katherine Bonamici Monday, July 16, 2001, htt... more »

Regional HBCUs Move to Recruit Students at Closing Concordia

Tiffany Pennamon at Diverse - 1 day ago
When word spread that Concordia College – a small historically Black college in Selma, Alabama – was closing its doors, nearby institutions sprang into action to recruit their students. Talladega College and Oakwood and Alabama State universities are offering students options to transfer.

Russia Says It Will Place Avangard Hypersonic Weapon on "High Alert" in 2019

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, Europe* Analysts are extremely skeptical that the Russians can put the Avangard into operation by next year. Russia is claiming that its Avangard hypersonic boost-glide strategic nuclear delivery vehicle could be operational and sitting on alert as early as next year. Earlier, senior Russian defense officials had said that the weapon would soon enter serial production. "After the first series of glide vehicles is produced and a controlling launch of a missile with this armament is carried out successfully, the Avangard complex may be accepted for servi... more »

NATO Supreme Allied Commander: Russia Won't Overwhelm Alliance in War

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * However, the United States has to continue to modernize its forces—or American forces will be increasingly challenged by the Russian military by 2025. The United States and NATO are outgunned in Eastern Europe, but only in terms of concentrated ground forces in the view of America’s top military officer in Europe. However, Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, commander of United States European Command and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe, said that he does not agree with a recent RAND Corporation study that suggests that the alliance could be overwhelmed... more »

Explainer: Why U.S. Army Tanks Need 4 Crew Members (Not 3)

Task and Purpose, Rich Creed at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Task and Purpose, Rich Creed* *Security, North America* Something we bet you did not know. Having spent a lot of time on tanks, I would argue that pursuing technical solutions that don’t account for the human dimension of sustained ground combat is a mistake. The four-soldier crew gives flexibility that three cannot. Pulling local security is a real requirement inside a tactical assembly area. Doing so while maintaining weapons, conducting maintenance, eating, and getting some sleep is already tough. When in radio listening silence you need a runner, and during tactical road m... more »

The Marine Corps Can't Seem to Hold onto a Few Good Men

Task and Purpose, James LaPorta, Jared Keller at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Task and Purpose, James LaPorta, Jared Keller* *Security, North America* Washington, we have a recruting problem. The Marine Forces Reserve can’t keep enough prior-service Marines to stay in to fill reserve billets for the first time in recent years, an unexpected recruiting failure that is rankling the service’s manpower bosses, Task & Purpose has learned. Maj. Gen. Paul Kennedy, the commanding general for Marine Corps Recruiting Command, sent a letter to Lt. Gen. Michael A. Rocco, the deputy commandant for Manpower and Reserve Affairs at Headquarters, Marine Corps in Quantico... more »

Here Is What Trump Should Do about the Poisoning of a Former Russian Spy

George Beebe at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*George Beebe* *Politics, Europe* [image: Members of the emergency services wearing protective clothing work near the bench where former Russian intelligence officer Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia were found poisoned in Salisbury] We can support our ally in a low-key manner and quietly carry a big stick, while looking patiently for information that will help determine what really happened with Skripal. Dear Mr. President, Theresa May is right. Her speech in Parliament cited two possible explanations for the attempted poisoning of Sergey Skripal, an obscure former Russian... more »

The Fatal Flaw in China's Plan for Dominating the World Economy

Milton Ezrati at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Milton Ezrati* *Economics, Asia* [image: Members of border security forces stand in front of a docking cargo ship at Qingdao port in Shandong] Dependence is baked into China's industrial plans—and will likely fail. Chinese premier Li Keqiang recently delivered a remarkably revealing speech. Addressing the National People’s Congress for two full hours early in March, he stressed the county’s determination to rely on broad industrial policies as a means to development. The objective, to use Li’s words, is to “speed up work to build China into a leader in manufacturing.” Li doubtl... more »

Beware of Kim Jong Un's Diplomatic Tricks

Francis Grice at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Francis Grice* *Politics, Asia* [image: Soldiers guard a grand stand decorated with portraits of North Korea's founder Kim Il-sung (L) and former leader Kim Jong-il after the parade celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea, in Pyongyang] Trump must stay vigilant to the very real risk that Kim intends only to pursue short-term goals through deception rather than genuinely search for long-term solutions. According to Kim Jong-un, the centerpiece of his intended negotiations with President Donald Trump is a newfound willingness to stall... more »

ASEAN Could Be Hijacked by China. Here's How to Fix It.

Richard Javad Heydarian at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Richard Javad Heydarian* *Security, Asia* [image: Honour guards raise an Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) flag at a flag-raising ceremony to mark the 50th anniversary of the regional group at Vietnam's Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Hanoi] Desperate times call for formerly unthinkable solutions. “An era can be considered over when its basic illusions have been exhausted,” observed playwright Arthur Miller. In some ways, the vision of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) centrality in shaping the Asia-Pacific regional order is facing a similar moment of re... more »

Iran's Role in the Boycott Israel Campaign

Benjamin Weinthal, Asaf Romirowsky at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Benjamin Weinthal, Asaf Romirowsky* *Security, Middle East* [image: Supporters of Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah display Hezbollah and Lebanese flags in Baalbek, Bekaa valley, in eastern Lebanon] Though nominally about Palestine, the BDS movement is in fact another tentacle of Iran's foreign policy effort to destory Israel. The Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment movement, better known by the acronym BDS, targeting Israel has largely been viewed as a Palestinian- and Western European-driven campaign with the alleged goal of advancing Palestinian statehood. Yet ... more »

After Hesitation, White House Rolls out Sanctions, Condemns Russia

Curt Mills at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Curt Mills* *Politics, North America* [image: Russian president Vladimir Putin addresses the audience during a rally marking the fourth anniversary of Russia's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea region in the Black Sea port of Sevastopol] The week started with administration skittishness, and it ended with fresh opprobrium and sanctions. “Truly responsible nations don’t behave this way,” a senior national-security official in the Trump administration told reporters Thursday morning, referring to Russia. Officials have directly lambasted Moscow for interference in the 2016 election.... more »

Project Horse Fly and Operation Blue fly

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
Yes, I was working on something else and as I was looking through Project Blue Book administration files when I found something interesting. Not all that long ago, I mentioned a project called Horse Fly. You can read about it here: http://kevinrandle.blogspot.com/2017/10/project-horse-fly-documents.html and here: http://kevinrandle.blogspot.com/2017/08/arthur-exon-and-investigative-teams.html Now, I have found, buried in a letter about the abysmal state of the Air Force This is an actual Horse Fly. I selected it because of its alien appearance and it sort of creeped me out.investig... more »

Musical Interlude: Deuter, "Uno"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Deuter, "Uno" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWVJjS-ieIU


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 1 day ago
Last weekend I read about President Trump's dinner with Fox News commentators Jesse Waters and Sebastian Gorka, and I also read that he was planning to make a lot of personnel changes -- but it didn't seem as if he was planning to raid Fox News to fill the vacancies he intended to create. I had a theory about that: The reason Trump doesn't just hire Fox pundits for the White House is that he thinks of Fox as *the outside world.* He doesn't see it as a sycophantic media operation that's essentially a part of the GOP -- he sees it as *America.* It's the voice of the people. Sean Hanni... more »

Thousands Flee The Besieged Syrian City Of Ghouta

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Guardian*: *Besieged enclave of Ghouta on brink of falling to Syrian regime* *About 15,000 people flee opposition area seven years since protests that led to war* The Syrian opposition enclave of Ghouta is on the brink of falling to regime forces, three weeks into a relentless air blitz and seven years to the day since the first stirrings of anti-regime protests, which went on to spark nationwide insurrection, then a devastating war. Up to 15,000 people had fled from the town of Hamouriyah by nightfall on Thursday into regime-held areas, their exit aided by Syrian and Russia... more »

China’s alleged stealth fighter to receive new capabilities

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 1 day ago
Chengdu Aerospace Corporation (CAC) J-20A multirole fighter, will be modernized to gain new capabilities as mainstay of Chinese air force More The post China’s alleged stealth fighter to receive new capabilities appeared first on The Duran.

Pictures: Syrian forces impose control over strategic height near Israeli-occupied Golan amid preparations for new offensive

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:15 A.M.) – Syrian pro-government paramilitary forces have imposed full control over a key height by the name of Point 99, located dangerously close to the Israeli-occupied Golan region. Point 99 is present to within three or so kilometers of Israeli-controlled areas of the Golan Heights on the provincial border between Damascus and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Refugees flee Afrin in masses as Turkish forces, rebels push towards city

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
A convoy of vehicles was seen passing through the north-west Syrian town of Deir Jamal, carrying civilians fleeing Nubl and al-Zahraa to reach safer areas near the Turkish border amid fighting in the region, Thursday. The Turkish-led ‘Olive Branch’ military operation against Kurdish militants in and around Afrin was launched on January 20th. Since launching […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Early reports indicate Jaysh Al-Islam, Syrian Army reached agreement in East Ghouta

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:10 A.M.) – According to preliminary reports from Damascus, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Jaysh Al-Islam have reached a reconciliation agreement in the East Ghouta. The reports claim that the Syrian Army and Jaysh Al-Islam agreed to terms of a reconciliation agreement that would have the latter turn their heavy weapons into […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US military aircraft crashes near Syrian border

A US military aircraft has crashed in western Iraq, the military has confirmed, according to Reuters. Other reports indicate that up to seven people may have perished in the crash. US Central Command (CENTCOM) has confirmed the fact of the crash and the presence of US military personnel on board the aircraft. “Rescue teams are […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Civilians continue to flee war-torn Eastern Ghouta via humanitarian corridor

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:50 P.M.) – A mass evacuation of civilians is underway at the Hamouriyah humanitarian corridor in Eastern Ghouta on Thursday. Civilians have been fleeing militant-held territory, under the protection of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the Syrian Arab Army. The passage was established by Syrian forces, after the reported recapture of parts […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

EU Court of Justice Strengthens the Precautionary Principle on GMOs

Sustainable Pulse at Sustainable Pulse - 1 day ago
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) confirmed Wednesday the right of civil society organisations to submit legal cases concerning the health risks of genetically engineered plants. Source: www.gmwatch.org The case was prompted by market authorisation being issued for the import of GM soybeans produced by US companies Monsanto and DuPont/Pioneer which, according to analysis undertaken by […] The post EU Court of Justice Strengthens the Precautionary Principle on GMOs appeared first on Sustainable Pulse.

Day 32: Speaking out against corporate welfare in Augusta

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Video by Regis Tremblay Thanks to Bob Klotz for suggesting we do the news conference and helping to organize it.

Special Counsel Mueller Has Subpoenaed The Trump Organization

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Times: **Mueller Subpoenas Trump Organization, Demanding Documents About Russia* WASHINGTON — The special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, has subpoenaed the Trump Organization to turn over documents, including some related to Russia, according to two people briefed on the matter. It is the first known instance of the special counsel demanding documents directly related to President Trump’s businesses, bringing the investigation closer to the president. The breadth of the subpoena was not clear, nor was it clear why Mr. Mueller issued it instead of simply asking for the ... more »

"We Don't Get to Choose..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“We don't get to choose what is true. We only get to choose what we do about it.” - Kami Garcia

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Why is the sky near Antares and Rho Ophiuchi so colorful? The colors result from a mixture of objects and processes. Fine dust illuminated from the front by starlight produces blue reflection nebulae. Gaseous clouds whose atoms are excited by ultraviolet starlight produce reddish emission nebulae. Backlit dust clouds block starlight and so appear dark. *Click image for larger size.* Antares, a red supergiant and one of the brighter stars in the night sky, lights up the yellow-red clouds on the lower center. Rho Ophiuchi lies at the center of the blue nebula near the top. The distant... more »

YouTube To Introduce Conspiracy Theory Debunking Information Boxes On Videos

Aaron at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By Aaron Kesel YouTube has announced a crackdown on conspiracy themed videos, which will soon feature informative debunking boxes linking back to Wikipedia and other... more »