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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

28 June - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:14 pm MDT

VIDEO: Syrian Army overwhelms rebels with sheer firepower in East Ghouta

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:12 P.M.) – Video footage has been released of the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) elite Republican Guards conducting offensive operations in the area of Ayn Tarma against the combined forces of the Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) terrorist group and Faylaq Al-Rahman Islamist faction. The footage shows the Republican Guards deploying modern T-72 designs, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: SAD patrolira pograničnim gradom pod kontrolom Kurda radi zaustavljanja invazije turske vojske

Stefan Agatonović at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
DAMASK, SIRIJA (14:50)—Dok se šire glasine da bi vojska Turske mogla da se umeša u borbu za Raku, vojska SAD-a obišla je pogranično mesto Tel Abjad pod kurdskom kontrolom, u utorak poslepodne. Sa tim u vezi, predstavnik koalicije predvođene SAD-om, Bret Mekgurk, susreo se sa komandirima Sirijskih demokratskih snaga (SDS) i zvaničnicima novoformiranog Građanskog saveta […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Turkey: Suspicious package found in front of German Consulate in Istanbul

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:15 P.M.) – A suspicious package was found in front of the German Consulate in Istanbul, Wednesday, triggering a heavy police response and the lockdown of the facility. Security and bomb squads were deployed and barricade tape was erected, leaving several citizens waiting in queues until the situation is resolved. Emergency crews are still […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Massive convoy of Desert Hawks arrive in east Hama for upcoming offensive

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – A massive convoy of reinforcements comprised of Desert Hawks arrived in the eastern countryside of Hama this week after they received orders from their commander, Colonel Mohammad Jaber, about the upcoming offensive in eastern Salamiyah. Video footage of the convoy was released, Wednesday, showing one of three convoys of Desert […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Video footage of the Syrian Army pushing east to Deir Ezzor

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) further advanced in the southeastern countryside of Homs, Tuesday, following a series of clashes with the Islamic State (ISIL) terror organization. Units from the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Legion, alongside Hezbollah and Liwaa Fatemiyoun, managed to capture several points in the southeastern countryside of Homs, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Džihadisti izgubili preko 50 boraca u neuspeloj ofanzivi na Golanskoj visoravni

Davor M at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEJRUT, Liban (16:00) – Džihadistički pobunjenici nedavno su pokrenuli četiri napada u četiri dana na Golanskoj visoravni, na pozicije (SAA) Sirijske Arapske Armije oko ključnog grada Al-Ba’ath. Uz pomoć izraelske avijacije, džihadistički pobunjenici iz Hai’at Tahrir al-Šam bili su u stanju da naprave neke pomake tokom prva dva dana njihovog napada; Međutim, kasnije su priznali […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

PSA: Petya ransomware affecting critical systems globally: Here’s What to Do.

Danny Froberg at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
A new ransomware variant is spreading quickly across the globe at the time of this writing. There is no consensus yet in the security research community, so the following information is provisional in nature: Go to Wordfence for solutions and updates! — Public Service Announcement from the AMN IT Department More info: The ransomware has […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Jihadist rebels suffer 50+ casualties during failed Golan Heights offensive

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels launched four attacks in four days in the Golan Heights recently, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions around the key city of Al-Ba’ath. With help from the Israeli Air Force, the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham were able to make some advances during the first […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ARLETHIA PERRY-JOHNSON

cmaadmin at Diverse - 12 hours ago
*ARLETHIA PERRY-JOHNSON* has been named chair of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities’ Advisory Council for Communications and Public Affairs. She currently serves as Kennesaw State University’s vice president for marketing. She earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communications from Point Park University (formerly Point Park College).

CARLLOS LASSITER

cmaadmin at Diverse - 12 hours ago
*CARLLOS LASSITER* will take over as Westminster College’s next vice president of student affairs and dean of students in July. He currently serves as vice president for student affairs and dean of students at Rust College. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Africana studies from Vassar College and master’s and doctoral degrees in higher education administration from the University of Mississippi.

VELMARIE ALBERTINI

cmaadmin at Diverse - 12 hours ago
*VELMARIE ALBERTINI* will become the new dean of curriculum at Palm Beach State College. She previously worked at Barry University as associate dean of academic and student affairs. She received a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the College of New Rochelle in New York and a master’s degree and Ph.D. in comparative sociology from Florida International University.

TRACEY HUCKS

cmaadmin at Diverse - 12 hours ago
*TRACEY HUCKS* has been named provost and dean of the faculty at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. Hucks is a professor at Davidson College in North Carolina. She earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree at Colgate University. She also received a second master’s degree and a Ph.D. from Harvard University.

RICKY SHABAZZ

cmaadmin at Diverse - 12 hours ago
*RICKY SHABAZZ* has been named the next president of San Diego City College, beginning July 11. He previously served as the vice president of student services at San Bernardino Valley College. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Native American studies at the University of California at Davis and a master’s degree in educational administration and supervision and a doctoral degree in educational leadership from California State University at San Bernardino.

SERGIO GONZALEZ

cmaadmin at Diverse - 12 hours ago
*SERGIO GONZALEZ*, a leader of two successful fundraising campaigns at the University of Miami, which raised $3 billion, has been named senior vice president for university advancement at Brown University, effective August 1. He previously served as chief of staff for the Miami-Dade County executive mayor. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Foreign Service from Georgetown University and a law degree from Columbia Law School.

CAROLYNN BERRY

cmaadmin at Diverse - 12 hours ago
*LISA KASPER* has been named director of admissions and outreach at Borough of Manhattan Community College. She is the director of admissions at Montclair State University. Kasper received her bachelor’s degree at Montclair State University and a master’s degree at Dickinson University

DARNELL HUNT

cmaadmin at Diverse - 12 hours ago
*DARNELL HUNT* has been appointed dean of social sciences at University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Hunt is currently a professor of sociology and African-American studies at UCLA. He earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism at University of Southern California, an M.B.A. from Georgetown University and a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in sociology from UCLA.

NATO Chief Says Recent Cyber Attack Could Spark Mutual Defense Response

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Joseph Jankowski A major global cyber attack which struck particularly hard in Ukraine on Tuesday could potentially trigger NATO’s Article 5 mutual defense commitment, according... more »

Paul Ryan Wants To Kick 23 Million Of Us Off Healthcare-- Randy Bryce Says He'll Co-Sponsor John Conyers' Medicare-For-All Bill

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Have you been enjoying *DWT* the last few weeks? I’ve been writing it from Paris. I just got home. It’s tough to write 5 posts a day while you’re on vacation... in Paris! But I rented a beautiful old townhouse in Montmartre from a French writer and the house is filled with books and art and writer vibes and my office was right off a huge, second story veranda with a fantastic hanging garden where birds were frolicking like they owned the place. Anyway, I just got home and I want to continue the momentum we’ve helping to build for Randy Bryce. If you’re a regular *DWT* reader, you ... more »

President Trump Accepts French President Macron's Invitation To Visit France For Bastille Day On July 14

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Trump accepts Macron’s invitation to visit France for Bastille Day on July 14* President Trump has accepted French President Emmanuel Macron's invitation to visit and plans to travel to France to celebrate Bastille Day on July 14 at an event that will also commemorate the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War I to fight alongside France and other allies. “President Trump looks forward to reaffirming America’s strong ties of friendship with France, to celebrating this important day with the French people, and to commemorating the 100th anniversary o... more »

James Howard Kunstler: Major Crisis of Culture and Economy Coming Soon. Consequence of Rigged Markets is Currency Crisis

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 12 hours ago
Consequence of Rigged Markets is Currency Crisis – James Howard Kunstler by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Author/journalist James Howard Kunstler has been in the writing business for decades and has never seen the geopolitical and economic landscape in America look like it does today. Kunstler explains, “I have never lived through a time, and it’s obvious I […]

Hot day in Larisa, working on latest charges…same old, same old tricks even allows me to re use parts of old translations word for word …

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
Cyber attacks rolling throughout the globe, Russia withdrawing the ambassador at the centre of the probe into secret connections between Trump and Russia…lots happening. But I am focussing on my charges against Larisa justice officials and, in the next step, Areios Pagos president Vasiliki Thanou retiring on Friday. I realize I can use almost exactly the […]

Sarah Palin really wants to prove to the naysayers that she WILL sue the New York Times. I'm a naysayer, and I say no she won't.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 12 hours ago
.@SarahPalinUSA suing @nytimes for editorial suggesting she incited Loughner attack on Gabby Giffords -- pic.twitter.com/xwJqNECW4H — Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 27, 2017 Courtesy of the New York Times: *Sarah Palin, former vice-presidential candidate, filed a defamation lawsuit against The New York Times Company on Tuesday, saying the newspaper had published a statement about her in a recent editorial that it “knew to be false.” * *In the lawsuit, which was filed in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Ms. Palin contends that The Times “viol... more »

Rogue Police Officers Launch A Helicopter Helicopter Attack On Venezuela’s Supreme Court -- News Roundup

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *The most wanted man in Venezuela: Ex cop 'who once appeared in an action movie' stages grenade attack from a helicopter above Supreme Court and calls for an uprising* * Oscar Perez is a special investigator behind the helicopter attack in Venezuela * Social media shows his action-hero lifestyle of guns, helicopters, and fine suits * He is a pilot, specialist K9 trainer and firearms expert who once starred in a film * Perez says he is a 'patriot' fighting the 'evil' government of Nicolas Maduro He works for Venezuela's FBI, flies helicopters with precision skill, ... more »

Poor, abused leopard growled at everyone until he met Anna

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
I’m almost at a loss for what to try and communicate to you about the video below. I just finished watching it myself and I’m not sure even what to think. Anna Breytenbach is a woman who claims she can communicate with animals. But not dogs and cats…talking to domestic animals is something we can

Alex Jones releases Megyn Kelly interview

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
Honestly, you would have to live under a rock or off the grid and not have access to radio or TV to not have heard about the Megyn Kelly interview of controversial internet host, Alex Jones. RELATED ARTICLES: Megyn Kelly slammed for NBC interview with Alex Jones, of Infowars MSM says Alex Jones’ lawyer claims on-air

Forbes: Walmart workers cost taxpayers $6.2 billion in public assistance

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
It was found, just three years ago, that Walmart’s low-wage workers actually cost U.S. taxpayers an estimated $6.2 billion in public assistance including food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing. Using data from a 2013 study by Democratic staff from the U.S. Committee on Education and the Workforce, the “Americans for Tax Fairness” (a coalition of

World News Briefs -- June 28, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters:* *New computer virus spreads from Ukraine to disrupt world business* A cyber attack wreaked havoc around the globe on Wednesday, crippling thousands of computers, disrupting operations at ports from Mumbai to Los Angeles and halting production at a chocolate factory in Australia. The virus is believed to have first taken hold on Tuesday in Ukraine where it silently infected computers after users downloaded a popular tax accounting package or visited a local news site, national police and international cyber experts said. The malicious code locked machines and demanded v... more »

BREAKING: FBI Agent Indicted for Lying About the Killing of Lavoy Finicum

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: finicum]An FBI agent has been indicted and now stands accused of deliberately covering up the truth about the killing of Lavoy Finicum.

Indiana's Voucher Program Another Loser

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
Preliminary findings from a real research study, now under peer review: When comparing these [voucher] students' achievement after the switch to their test scores the previous year, the researchers found: Voucher students experienced "modest annual achievement losses" in math, especially in the first two years after leaving public school. In English/language arts (ELA), voucher students showed no benefits. These results echo what other researchers have found: that voucher students often backslide academically after switching to private school.

California’s Very Expensive Free Healthcare

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 13 hours ago
What will cost $400 billion, a giant leap over California’s total health care budget for 2018 of $179.5 billion, yet is not mentioned by California lawmakers? California's free "single-payer" healthcare proposal. read more

Ten basic forms of fake news used by major media...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*it's time to fight back.* *Adrienne's Axiom: All news is fake news until proven otherwise.* and from Children to a Degree: Growing Up Under the Third Reich, by Horst Christian "That may be what you believe, but do you know it?" and from The Cavenden Luck - a Novel by Barbara Taylor Bradford "Believe no one Tell no one Remember everything Walk alone" *Often in the lightest of fiction a little gem of wisdom pops out.* Ten basic forms of fake news used by major media By Jon Rappoport The basic purpose of these ten forms: the presentation of a false picture of reality. You could fin... more »

The Complexities of Cruelty

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
Now that nearly two-thirds of Americans declare themselves in favor of true universal health care, or Medicare for All, Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts finally acknowledges that the time is ripe for the Democratic Party to follow suit. * President Obama tried to move us forward with health-care coverage by using a conservative model that came from one of the conservative think tanks that had been advanced by a Republican governor in Massachusetts,” she told the Wall Street Journal. “Now it’s time for the next step. And the next step is single payer.”* Tell that to the p... more »

US Lawmakers From New Mexico Urge Protection of National Monuments On Trump Chopping Block: Comment Deadline July 10th

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 13 hours ago
There are 27 US National Monuments put on the chopping block by Trump, presumably to hand over to oil and … Continue reading →

EVERYONE HATES GOOGLE NEWS REDESIGN

Anon at Aangirfan - 13 hours ago
Google is going the way of BCCI, Enron and Lehman Brothers? *The Google News 'redesign' is 'universally hated.'* Google News redesign angers everyone / Why All the White Space? / Google News Bill Mitchell @mitchellvii "Today in Google News, not one negative article on Trump... "But it seems this isn't the biggest gripe users have with the change. "Many think the layout is slow, wastes space, and makes it more difficult to consume news quickly." Included is a 'fact check' section featuring sources such as Snopes. The top story for South Africa was one dedicated to the ANC - the ... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 254 Jun 27 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
Federal Police officer fighting in the rubble of the Old City in west Mosul (Reuters) Iraqi advances in west Mosul have been steady, while a recent counter attack by the Islamic State in liberated areas of the city has slowed them down. The army’s 15th Division is moving along the northern axes of the Old City and freed Mashahdain the northwest corner of the district. The Federal Police are working along the southern edge of the Old City and down the middle. They freed Bab al-Baid for the second time and Ras al-Jadda. Federal Police commander General Raed Shakir Jawadat said his f... more »

U.S. funding dubious science and unfounded fear

Ron Arnold at CFACT - 13 hours ago
Well-known researcher Ron Arnold reports on the cosy relationship between the Italian research group Ramazzini Institute and various federal agencies during the Obama Administration to classify glyphosate and other chemicals as carcinogenic while hiding research results that exonerated the chemical from such claims. The EPA's own scientists have disputed Ramazzini research on methanol -- and now we have learned that the International Agency for Research on Cancer's chief research deliberately withheld findings from studies of 89,000 U.S. farm workers and family members that showed no... more »

REPORT FROM SYRIA: America’s threats to Syria are constant

Afra'a Dagher at The Duran - 14 hours ago
Recent suspicious movements of US aircraft over western Syria have many fearing of an imminent attack. The post REPORT FROM SYRIA: America’s threats to Syria are constant appeared first on The Duran.

NATO says cyberattacks could trigger their Article 5 mutual defence commitment

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 14 hours ago
NATO broadens its war doctrine. The post NATO says cyberattacks could trigger their Article 5 mutual defence commitment appeared first on The Duran.

The man behind the Russia election narrative meets with House Intel Panel behind closed doors

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 14 hours ago
Clinton former campaign chair John Podesta lost his mobile phone, fell for a phishing scam, and then went on to blame "Russian Hackers" for all of HRC's problems. The post The man behind the Russia election narrative meets with House Intel Panel behind closed doors appeared first on The Duran.

Wednesday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 14 hours ago
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. - Colin Gordon discusses how contempt for democracy is one of the uniting principles of the right around the globe while reviewing Nancy MacLean's *Democracy in Chains*: At the intersection of Buchanan’s market fundamentalism and his embrace of Jim Crow lies a fundamental reservation — nakedly evident on today’s radical right — about equal political citizenship and majority rule. This stemmed in part, from Calhoun onward, from a conviction that the polity could be cleft between “makers and takers,” and that it was the “takers” who, ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 28, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*AFP:* *NATO says cyber attacks a call to arms* Brussels (AFP) - NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned the alliance must step up its defence against cyberattacks, saying they could potentially trigger their Article 5 mutual defence commitment. Computer users around the world were scrambling Wednesday to reboot systems after a tidal wave of ransomware cyberattacks spread from Ukraine and Russia across Europe to the United States and then on to Asia. It seemed to be very similar to the WannaCry ransomware which hit more than 200,000 users in more than 150 countries last month. Stolten... more »

"If It's True..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
“If it’s true that our species is alone in the universe, then I’d have to say that the universe aimed rather low and settled for very little.” - George Carlin

Former Trump Campaign Chairman Registers As Foreign Agent

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
Paul Manafort has registered with the Justice Department for political consulting work he did for a Ukrainian political party.

Frack Off Greater Chaco: Native Youths run 80 miles in heat, with purpose!

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
Frack Off Greater Chaco: Native Youths run 80 miles in heat, with purpose! Photos by Frack Off Greater Chaco Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News COUNSELOR, New Mexico -- The International Indigenous Youth Council and Native youths in the Four Corners Area ran 80 miles, in 103 degree heat, to bring attention to fracking in the

House members, many of who want every American to own a gun, are now demanding taxpayer money to pay for private security in the wake of the Virginia shooting.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 14 hours ago
Courtesy of McClatchy: *House of Representatives lawmakers want $25,000 each to hire private security right away to protect them in their home districts, an unusually quick, bipartisan response to the shooting of a Republican House leader and others at a baseball practice. * *A House panel has approved providing an immediate $10 million for the rest of fiscal 2017, which runs through Sept. 30, for that purpose. * *Representatives could use the money to pay for an off-duty police officer or private security guard at town halls, fish fries, meet-and-greets or other public events i... more »

Russia and NATO - A History of Attempting Rapprochement

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 14 hours ago
With all of the anti-Russia sentiment swirling about in Washington since Hillary Clinton lost the 2016 run for president, a look back in time is in order. As mentioned very briefly in the recent Oliver Stone interviews of Vladimir Putin, at one point during the Clinton Administration, Russia had considered joining NATO, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization that was created in the post-Second World War period to protect Europe from the Communist hordes that were surely going to attempt to take over Europe and convert its citizenry from their capitalistic beliefs. Looking back to 1... more »

The Domino Effect Could Lead America to War in Syria

Bonnie Kristian at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Bonnie Kristian* *Security, Middle East* Entangled alliances and miscalculations could lead to a larger war. Entangled alliances and miscalculations could lead to a larger war. The launch of World War I is infamous for its deadly domino line of alliances, crises, and escalations, and it is that labyrinthine history to which my mind turns in response to the rapid-fire news out of Syria this month. Last Monday, a U.S. coalition aircraft shot down a Syrian government plane, the second direct U.S. strike against the Bashar al-Assad regime to date. Within hours, Assad’s allies in Mos... more »

The Pentagon May Not Get the Budget Boost It Needs

Sandra Erwin at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Sandra Erwin* *Security, * Increased defense spending may be denied by the Senate. The Pentagon’s most powerful allies in Congress have scored a major victory on the House side of the Capitol, securing an agreement to increase military funding by $28.5 billion above the Trump administration’s request. The $631.5 billion in base defense spending endorsed by House Armed Services Committee Chairman Mac Thornberry for fiscal year 2018 falls short of the $640 billion he originally wanted. He agreed to the lower amount after it became clear that the House Budget Committee would not go... more »

MANUFACTURED THEFT: The $1.5 trillion question!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28, 2017Part 3—Amazingly, Rosenthal asks:* Right at the start of her widely-ignored new book, Elisabeth Rosenthal asks the question which virtually never gets asked. She starts by describing the crazy way Americans get billed for medical procedures. "In no other industry do prices for a product vary by a factor of ten depending on where it is purchased, as is the case for bills I’ve seen for echocardiograms, MRI scans, and blood tests to gauge thyroid function or vitamin D levels," Rosenthal writes. The passage appears on page 2 of her new book, An American Sickne... more »

NATO Members Boosting Defense Spending

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Washington Post:** NATO allies boost defense spending in the wake of Trump criticism* BRUSSELS — NATO allies of the United States plan to boost their defense spending by 4.3 percent this year, Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Wednesday, a response in part to intense pressure from President Trump that the nations invest more in their militaries. Trump has repeatedly castigated NATO allies for their dependence on the U.S. military for their defense, and has at times called into question the basic U.S. security guarantees that have underpinned European stability since World ... more »

China's Navy Launches A New Class Of Destroyer

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Chinese Navy's new destroyer, a 10,000-tonne domestically designed and produced vessel, is launched at Jiangnan Shipyard (Group) in east China's Shanghai Municipality, June 28, 2017. The destroyer is the first of China's new generation of destroyers. It is equipped with new air defense, anti-missile, anti-ship and anti-submarine weapons. The vessel marks a milestone in improving the nation's Navy armament system and building a strong and modern Navy. (Xinhua/Wang Donghai) *Xinhuanet*: *China launches new destroyer* SHANGHAI, June 28 (Xinhua) -- The Navy's new destroyer, a 10,000-to... more »

WILL SOME CONGRESSIONAL REPUBLICANS WARM TO THE IDEA OF DUMPING TRUMP?

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 15 hours ago
President Trump wasn't much help to Senate Republicans as they tried to ram through their McConnellcare bill this week -- not surprising when you consider the fact that Trump, according to *The New York Times,* lacks even a basic understanding of the bill: Until Tuesday’s meeting at the White House, Mr. Trump had spoken with only a few members of the Senate, according to an administration official.... A senator who supports the bill left the meeting at the White House with a sense that the president did not have a grasp of some basic elements of the Senate plan — and seemed especial... more »

Plagiarism costs author five papers in five different journals

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
An engineering researcher has written about models tackling a range of complex issues — security problems in Iraq, poverty in Europe, and emergency responses to humanitarian crises. But there may be some limits to his expertise: Between 2016 and 2017, five journals have retracted five of his papers, citing plagiarism. Some of the notices describe […] The post Plagiarism costs author five papers in five different journals appeared first on Retraction Watch.

WATCH: Cops Randomly Stop Innocent Man, Assault Him, Search Him, Let Him Go

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: search]A Maryland man claims his rights were violated and he was racially profiled after police opened his car door and dragged him out to search him.

PHILIPPINES: Beheaded bodies, human sex slaves and widespread looting at the hands of ISIS

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 16 hours ago
President Duterte has said that he is ready for a long fight against ISIS. The post PHILIPPINES: Beheaded bodies, human sex slaves and widespread looting at the hands of ISIS appeared first on The Duran.

FIFA report SLAMS Britain’s corrupt World Cup bid–Russia is in the clean

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 16 hours ago
The truth has got in the way of the Britain state-run mainstream media narrative. The post FIFA report SLAMS Britain’s corrupt World Cup bid–Russia is in the clean appeared first on The Duran.

Donald Trump’s America is starting to look like Boris Yeltsin’s Russia

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 16 hours ago
While Donald Trump may admire Vladimir Putin, his administration is looking increasingly like that of Putin's deeply failed and unpopular predecessor. The post Donald Trump’s America is starting to look like Boris Yeltsin’s Russia appeared first on The Duran.

Breaking: Iraqi forces liberate two neighborhoods in Old Mosul

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – The Iraqi Armed Forces liberated two neighborhoods in Mosul’s Old City this afternoon, following a number of clashes with the Islamic State (ISIL) terror organization. According to a statement released by the Iraqi Joint Command, the army and federal police managed to break-through the Islamic State’s front-lines and take control […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army secures major advance in jihadist stronghold

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their offensive operations in the jihadist stronghold of ‘Ayn Tarma, Wednesday, following the rejection of reconciliation terms from the Faylaq Al-Rahman militants in east Damascus. Led by their elite 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard, the Syrian Arab Army scored a major advance in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: US Army patrols Kurdish-held border town to deter Turkish Army invasion

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:50 P.M.) – With rumours mounting that the Turkish Armed Forces may interfere in the battle for Raqqa, the US Army toured the Kurdish-held border town of Tall Abyad on Tuesday afternoon. In a related event, US coalition representative Brett McGurk met with commanders of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and officials of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian military names new commander in eastern provinces

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) High Command has named a new chief of staff of the military in the eastern provinces of Syria, a government source told Al-Masdar today. Brigadier General Rafiq Shahadeh was announced as the new chief of staff for the Syrian Armed Forces in the eastern provinces, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Drone footage of the Syrian Army’s offensive in east Damascus

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:15 P.M.) – Drone footage showed smoke billowing over the Ain Tarma area in east Damascus as Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops carried out strikes against al-Qaeda-linked Liberation of the Levant Committee [Hayat Tahrir al-Sham] and allied militants, Tuesday. Recently, the Syrian Arab Army has intensified their attacks in the key town of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Harita + Saha raporu :Doğu Suriye’deki askeri durum – 27 Haziran

Umut Õzil at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEYRUT, LÜBNAN(10:00) – Hükümeti yanlısı güçlerin birçok cephede doğu yönlü ilerleyişi devam ediyor.Palmira’nın mart ayının başında özgürleştirilmesinden bu yana Suriye Ordusu’nun merkezi Suriye’deki stratejik alanlarda hakimiyeti güçleniyor.Aşağıdaki saha raporu geçtiğimiz haftada Suriye’nin doğusunda yaşanan gelişmeleri kapsıyor. İtriya-Resefe Yolu Cephesi Omurgasını elit Kaplan Güçleri’nin oluşturduğu Suriye Ordusu, SuriyeTel kontrol noktasını ele geçirdi ve bölgede savunma mevzileri […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russia alarmed by US remarks about Syrian gov’t plans to use chemical weapons

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
(TASS) The US State Department’s statement that Washington won’t trust assurances from Damascus that there are no preparations for a chemical attack arouses serious concerns in Moscow, Russian Foreign Ministry’s Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova wrote on her Facebook page on Wednesday. “We know from the past that the (George) Bush regime has already used the falsification of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: TSK’ya ait tanklar büyük çaplı bir taarruz için kuzey Halep’te yığınak yapıyor

Umut Õzil at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
ŞAM, SURİYE(02:00) – Afrin bölgesindeki Kürt güçleri, Türkiye’ye ait zırhlı araçların salı günü Halep’in kuzeyinde görülmesinin ardından alarm durumuna geçti. Beklenen taarruzun öncesinde Türk ordusuna ait gözlem uçakları savaş alanının üzerinde keşif yaparken Afrin’deki Kürt güçlerinin mevzileri topçu ateşiyle vuruldu. Bölgede çekilen amatör bir videoda Halep’in kuzeyini cihatçıların elindeki İdlip’e bağlayacak saldırıda muhtemelen öncü birlik […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Houthi forces hit two Saudi Army vehicles with anti-tank missiles

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (0:25 P.M.) – On Tuesday afternoon, Yemeni insurgents conducted a hit-and-run attack inside the southern border province of Jizan. Targeting two Saudi Army pickup trucks on the outskirts of the Ujbah military base, Houthi militants scored direct hits with guided anti-tank missiles, forcing the government soldiers to flee and abandon their vehicles. Houthi […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

No, Folks Being Destroyed By Trump's Broken Promises In Red States Do NOT Deserve What They're Getting Now

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
West Virginia was one of Señor Trumpanzee’s best-performing states. He buried Clinton-- 489,371(68.5%) to a pathetic 188,794 (26.4%). She didn’t campaign there and she didn’t have a message for West Virginia’s working families that might lead them to believe life might improve for them if they voted for her. Today you hear some people-- who identify themselves as “progressives”-- saying that West Virginia’s poor deserve Medicaid cuts because the state voted so overwhelmingly for Trump. Take that you awful resident of a state that backed Trump. It’s pretty disgusting, like all for... more »

US Congress Allocates More Money To Keep 3 Squadrons Of A-10s Flying.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Col. Mark Anderson (Tail No. 188), 188th Fighter Wing commander; Maj. Doug Davis (Tail No. 639), 188th Detachment 1 commander; Col. Brian Burger (Tail No. 613), 188th Operations Group commander; and Capt. Wade Hendrickson (Tail No. 638) conduct a training mission Dec. 30, 2013, over Razorback Range. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Bruch) *Defense News:* *House lawmakers authorize $103M for A-10 wings to save 3 squadrons from retiring* WASHINGTON — The House Armed Services Committee has taken its first steps toward preserving three A-10 Warthog squadrons that, without... more »

Mossad Wants to Invest In High Tech Start-Ups

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
The Mossad stand at Cybertech 2017 (Courtesy: Gilad Kavalerchik) *Reuters:* *Israel's Mossad sets up fund to acquire new spy techniques* Israel's Mossad intelligence agency has set up an investment fund to help development of new cloak-and-dagger know-how and is offering grants of up to 2 million shekels (about $570,000) per project to bring in new ideas. A government statement on Tuesday said Mossad was seeking technologies in various fields, including robotics, miniaturization and encryption as well as new automated methods of gleaning information from documents and new ways of c... more »

Ancient Human Retrovirus Could Help Fight HIV

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 16 hours ago
We're in a lifelong struggle against nature every single day, the ultimate arms race. Viruses have continually infected humans just as they do today. Some early viruses even became integrated into our genome and are now known as human endogenous retroviruses (HERVs). Over millions of years, they became inert due to mutations or major deletions in their genetic code. Today, one of the most studied HERV families is the HERV-K family, which has been active since the evolutionary split of humans and chimpanzees with some members perhaps actively infecting humans within the past couple ... more »

Beware Northern Populism

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
According to a new Pew Research poll, Canadians are not impressed with Donald Trump. Only 22% of us have confidence in the Trump presidency. But Tim Harper reminds us that, before we get too smug, we should take a good, hard look at ourselves: We can dismiss the Mississauga racist rant in the health clinic, or the Alberta burning of a pride flag, or tiny anti-Muslim protests as isolated events that do not tell us who we are, but if you want to dismiss them, ignore them at your peril. We should be looking at Indigenous complaints against the police in Thunder Bay or the disproport... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Cafeteria Directors Applaud School Lunch Menu Rollback* The Trump administration has relaxed U.S. Department of Agriculture nutritional standards for school lunches that were implemented during the Obama administration. Several cafeteria directors have heralded the decision, asserting that it will result in more students eating what's put on their plate. Meanwhile, nutrition advocates are concerned that the relaxed standards will hinder efforts to curb childhood obesity. On May 1, Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that the USDA would loosen several standards on scho... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*You're 'Still In'? Too Bad for You. We're Out* Pure symbolism. That’s what “We Are Still In” really is. “We Are Still In” is the petulant response of nine states — eight blue (CA, CT, HI, NY, OR, RI, VA, WA) and 1 red (NC) out of 50; 202 cities and counties (mostly in blue states) out of 3,144 (cities, counties, and county equivalents); 308 institutions of higher learning out of 4,140; and 1,530 “businesses and investors” out of 18.2 million businesses and about 160 million owners of stocks to President Trump’s announcement that the United States is withdrawing from the Paris cli... more »

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Google has been hit with a record-breaking $2.7 billion fine by the EU over its antitrust case Cancer doctors are turning to AI for a second opinion IBM landed a big win in the race to sell blockchain to Wall Street Brazil President Temer has been charged with corruption by top prosecutor Facebook is getting close to 2 billion users CNN Exposed In Undercover Sting - Producer Admits Russia Story Fake News Pushed For Ratings "Undercover sting?" It was an interview. New Study Finds Marijuana Users Are Happier And More Successful In Life How The Fed Helps The US ... more »

Australia's number one religion is "No Religion."

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
Courtesy of Buzzfeed News: *The proportion of people reporting no religion increased to 30.1% in 2016 – up from 22% five years ago, and nearly double the 16% reported in 2001. Those aged from 18 to 34 were most likely to report not having a religion (39%) than other age groups. * *Those aged 65 years and over were more likely to report a religious affiliation. * *Christianity is still the most common religion (52% of Australians identified as any of the Christian denominations) but has been declining in popularity in Australia for the past 50 years – in 1966, 88% of Australians i... more »

If you’re still going to Starbucks, get ready to never want to again

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 17 hours ago
Coffee is a worldwide breakfast staple, and it’s not going anywhere anytime soon. But for the coffee-lovers that are getting their fix on the go, it’s important to be careful about what kind of drinks they’re buying. Starbucks is an extremely popular choice for their sheer number of options available- unfortunately, most menu options have

Obesity takes greater than ever toll on global health

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 17 hours ago
By Dr. Mercola According to research published in 2013, 1 in 5 American deaths is associated with obesity, and the younger you are, the greater obesity’s influence on your mortality. Considering one-third of American children between the ages of 2 and 19 are now overweight or obese, chronic disease and mortality rates will likely climb dramatically

Pediatrician explains why herd immunity is a myth

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 17 hours ago
Dr. Larry Palevsky is a board-certified pediatrician trained at the New York School of Medicine, and one of the leading physicians in the country who, from my view, is actually able to compellingly and convincingly provide sound, rational, scientific justification as to why you need to seriously reconsider the wisdom of choosing vaccines as an

The U.S. Army Is Working to "Harden" One Key Asset Russia and China Could Attack

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * Just in case World War III goes down. An Army analysis of battlefield networks will likely closely assess the extent to which its flagship combat Satcom and radio network can be “hardened” and made more resilient against the kinds of electronic warfare and cyberattacks likely to occur in a major-power, near-peer type mechanized war. The Army’s mobile Satcom and high-bandwidth communications network, Warfighter Information Network Inc. 2, has been fielded to at least 16 Brigade Combat Teams and has performed well in combat during ongoing ground wars. ... more »

Czech lawmakers approve the "shoot your terrorist" or "second" constitutional amendment

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
I was watching the discussions in the lower chamber of the Czech Parliament which were dedicated to the proposal by the interior minister Mr Milan Chovanec (social democracy) and a group of fellow deputies to adopt a constitutional amendment that allows the citizens to use their guns in the case of a terrorist attack. The amendment somewhat unusually says that the Czech folks have the right to bear arms (like in the U.S. but) "in order to protect their country". *Interior minister Chovanec and his Winchester 1892.* *Spoilers.* After a nearly three-hour-long discussion, 139 voted ... more »

CLIMB-DOWN: James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis tones down the anti-Syrian rhetoric

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 18 hours ago
Common sense from Mad Dog. The post CLIMB-DOWN: James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis tones down the anti-Syrian rhetoric appeared first on The Duran.

ZAKHAROVA: Russia “alarmed” at US threats to Syria

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 18 hours ago
The spokeswoman for Russia's Foreign Ministry drew parallels between current US accusations against Syria to George W. Bush's lies about Iraqi WMD. The post ZAKHAROVA: Russia “alarmed” at US threats to Syria appeared first on The Duran.

Vidovdan: Serbia’s day of destiny

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 18 hours ago
From the Battle of Kosovo in 1389 to more recent events, the 28th of June is an important day for Serbia and for Serbians. The post Vidovdan: Serbia’s day of destiny appeared first on The Duran.

Syria’s President Assad takes the cockpit of a Russian Su-35 fighter jet (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 18 hours ago
Syria's President tries out role of Su-35 fighter jet pilot at Russia’s Khmeymim airbase. The post Syria’s President Assad takes the cockpit of a Russian Su-35 fighter jet (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Finally, somebody has the guts to call out a White House spokesperson for attacking the media and spreading disinformation.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
This is a moment to watch and remember. pic.twitter.com/Ld6EGfwiPx — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 27, 2017 I think that might be my favorite White House press corps moment since Mellissa McCarthy's Sean Spicer impersonation for SNL. That reporter's name is Brian J. Karem, an award winning journalist who once went to jail to protect a source. After the exchange Karem also tweeted this: So, when we are wrong we correct ourselves but when has POTUS ever done that? We are not FAKE news. — Brian J. Karem (@BrianKarem) June 27, 2017 Definitely has a point.

John Oliver's Vulgar Treatment of Vaccine Injured and Their Families

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
By Anne Dachel. Lighthearted and vulgar as ever, John Oliver talked about lifesaving vaccines, goofy non-vaxxing parents and outbreaks of disease, e.g. measles and the Somalis in Minneapolis in a 27 minute tirade on not vaccinating children. http://www.sciencealert.com/john-oliver-s-new-video-calling-out-opportunistic-quacks-behind-anti-vaxxers-is-a-must-see We were...

Levi Quackenboss: "John Oliver, You Unfunny Shmuck..."

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
Excepted from a very angry Levi Quackenboss. In 2017 virtually every fringe, spliter, this or that group is protected from bullying. People who would never assail gay rights, women's rights, civil rights of any group are freely condemning and even...

Derry teen cried out for mum as dissident gang attacked him with iron bars per BelfastTelegraph.co.uk

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
News from Northern Ireland that the pro Republican side BBC won't report. 'A vulnerable 15-year-old boy cried out for his mother as he was savagely beaten with iron bars by a gang of hooded assailants. The victim sustained a number of broken bones in the paramilitary-style attack, which took place in the Gartan Square area of the Bogside in Londonderry at the weekend. Last night, police released an image of the boy lying in a hospital bed, his two legs heavily bandaged, as they made a fresh appeal for information. Officers also published a chilling photograph of the weapons used ... more »

Zzzyx and Magical Thinking

LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
Along US Interstate 15, the road-more-often-traveled, between Barstow and Baker California, there is an off-ramp in the middle of nowhere. Exit 239 leads to the road less traveled (the Mojave Road) and to an abandoned spa, now owned by the California State University system and operated as the Desert Studies Center. CSU doesn't want people visiting these days, but that restriction is a new event in the history of a very old place. The Soda Spring area has been used by humans for thousands of years. It's also a water stop on the Mojave Road that leads from the Colorado River to Los ... more »

Mapa y análisis: Situación militar en el este de Siria – 27 de junio de 2017

Alvaro A. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
El empuje hacia el este de Siria por el Ejército Árabe Sirio (EAS) en los múltiples frentes que se extiende a lo largo del desierto sirio desde el principio de 2017 ha demostrado ser un esfuerzo implacable. En particular, desde la liberación de Palmira a principios de marzo, las operaciones pro-gubernamentales para restaurar el control […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Map + field report: Military situation in eastern Syria – June 27, 2017

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The eastward push by pro-government forces on multiple fronts stretching throughout the vertical length of Syria since the beginning of 2017 has proven to be a relentless endeavour. In particular, since the liberation of Palmyra in early-March, pro-government operations to restore control over the strategic spaces of central Syria have […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Turski tenkovi slijevaju se na područje sjevernog Alepa u pripremama za golemu ofanzivu

Daniel Horvat at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
DAMASK, SIRIJA (2:00) – Od utorka su kurdski položaji u regiji Efrin u stanju visoke pripravnosti pošto je primijećen velik broj turskih oklopnih vozila što se okupljaju na području sjevernog Alepa . U pripremama za skorašnju ofanzivu, tokom utorka poslijepodne turske su snage „zapalile“ artiljerijskom vatrom kurdske položaje po selima u području sjevernog Alepa, dok […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Was US Billionaire George Soros Involved In Efforts To Overthrow The President Of Equatorial Guinea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
US billionaire George Soros, seen here in 2011, was allegedly involved in efforts to overthrow the president of Equatorial Guinea, a former British mercenary has told a Paris court *BBC: **George Soros 'plotted to oust Equatorial Guinea's leader'* Former British mercenary Simon Mann, who led a failed coup attempt in Equatorial Guinea in 2004, has accused US billionaire George Soros of plotting to overthrow the country's government. He said he had warned President Teodoro Obiang Nguema, Africa's longest serving leader, of the alleged plan in 2011. But he said he did not have any pr... more »

Dates

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I added in Mercola's item as well as this particular piece is decidedly short on references for its strident claims. It is something that can be added to your diet and three per day is sufficient. Better yet, buy a block of baking dates and cook up the butter or date paste. It can easily be used to make oatmeal squares and coconut macaroons which were a Christmas favorite as a child. If the paste is prepared ahead of time, making the macaroons is easy. Blend together your paste and coconut to allow making a number of small balls. Then roll in loose shredded coconut. Th... more »

Field Test of GMO Algae Sparks Outrage

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
It should not actually be an issue and this is more a case of not making the case by the proponents. All those arguments can be used against all forms of biological interventions. The reality is that the wild will overwhelm the 'tamed'. Better yet this is easily confirmed in a lab setting and surely has. Field tests are always the last step in a long process of confirmation. . *Field Test of GMO Algae Sparks Outrage * * https://www.ecowatch.com/open-pond-gmo-algae-trial-2394029290.html* *Scientists from the University of California at San Diego and Sapphire Energy released ... more »

Open-minded people have a different visual perception of reality

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
What i am conscious of is that this is all subject to training, much of which can be self inspired. Our problem is that we need to know more so as to induce this with every student. None of this is obvious. It all starts with a practice of self awareness which meditation does foster. . *Open-minded people have a different visual perception of reality* * https://qz.com/997679/open-minded-people-have-a-different-visual-perception-of-reality/* *Psychologists have only begun to unravel the concept of “personality,” that all-important but nebulous feature of individual ide... more »

Kolbrin - Book of Scrolls - Chpt 27 - Sacred Registers Pt 27

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Here we have a love song ending with the comment that the ages of man have never been without love. That could be a priestly add on. All good and similar to offerings in the Hebrew Bible. *CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN * *THE SONGS OF NEFATARI * *One * *I sing my song because the Earth sings; though the wind is hushed among the groves it still plays with soft melodic gaiety. The benevolent sky looks gently down, its breath stilled as it listens to the melody of the leaves. * *The dew smiles in the morning, for it has captured the light of love from the stars. My song is beautifiil ... more »

Dr. Pierre-Marie Robitaille - solid Hydrogen lattice - data supports pseudo-metallic sun

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 21 hours ago
*c/o Robitaille 2014* and when you think of how Saturn or Jupiter are supposed to have been made, it all might make sense. Brown dwarfs are plasmas ejected from stellar bodies, they quickly lose their high-red-shift values and start to glow based on electrical input from their surroundings. Matter condenses and brown dwarfs extinguish when they no longer have the electrical input of the entire universe forced upon them i.e. any capturing or parent star PROTECTS THEM from the stellar input; they become gas giants. Robitaille contends that for larger plasmas ejected from galaxies th... more »

There Are 14 'Choke-Points' That Can Threaten The World's Food Supply

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Yasmeen Serhan, The Atlantic: **Vulnerable 'Chokepoints' Threaten Global Food Security, Experts Warn* *Chatham House analysts say climate change could affect 14 key transportation routes.* More than a dozen supply chains and trade routes that facilitate global food trade are vulnerable to unforeseen crises or climate change, according to a new report. Analysts at Chatham House, the U.K.-based think tank, released a report Tuesday identifying 14 critical junctures, or “chokepoints,” through which large volumes of global food trade pass that could be vulnerable to major disruptio... more »

STEPHEN KERR; GAY CONSERVATIVES; RENT BOYS

Anon at Aangirfan - 21 hours ago
*Stephen Kerr *is the Conservative Member of Parliament for Stirling in Scotland. Stephen Kerr is a Mormon - a member of the *anti-gay* *Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints*. *Stephen Kerr (centre)* Gay men were outed when Stephen Kerr was a senior figure in the Mormons. Gays 'outed' when new Tory MP was key figure in Mormon church . *Ruth Davidson and David Mundell in Biggar. * Scotland's two top Conservative politicians, Ruth Davidson and David Mundell, are both gay. *Ruth Davidson.* Ruth Davidson is the leader of the Scottish Conservative Party. David Mundell i... more »

President Trump And French President Macron Agree To A Joint Response In The Event Of A Chemical Attack In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
US President Donald Trump (R) talks with French President Emmanuel Macron as they attend the G7 Summit May 26, 2017 in Italy (AFP Photo/STEPHANE DE SAKUTIN) *AFP:* *Macron, Trump vow 'joint response' if chemical attack in Syria* Paris (AFP) - US President Donald Trump and his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron agreed during a telephone call Tuesday on the need for a "joint response" in the event of another chemical attack in Syria, the French presidency said. Their call came a day after Washington said that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may be preparing another chemical weapons... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
🇱🇾More than 8,000 migrants have been rescued in waters off Libya during the past 48 hours in difficult weather conditions. #AFP pic.twitter.com/8FophlA8WK — AFP Photo (@AFPphoto) June 27, 2017

The Qatar Crisis -- News Updates June 28, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Saudi, Qatar ministers spar over Arab nations' demands* Saudi Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir said on Tuesday that there would be no negotiations over demands by the kingdom and other Arab states for Qatar to stop supporting terrorism. Doha retorted that the allegations against it and demands were baseless and unacceptable. Qatar has previously also said the demands were aimed at curbing its sovereignty. Asked by reporters on a visit to Washington if the demands were non-negotiable, Saudi's Jubeir said: "Yes." "We made our point, we took our steps and it's up to the Q... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Remember Now”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
2002, “Remember Now” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bq4qjI8VVzg

Cell Phone Towers and What You Really Should Know About Them

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 23 hours ago
*Catherine J. Frompovich* - Cell phone microwave towers are popping up everywhere like mushrooms after a spring rain. The post Cell Phone Towers and What You Really Should Know About Them appeared first on Waking Times.

The Erosion of Empathy in Medicine

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 23 hours ago
*Brendan D. Murphy* - What happened to the doctors? The post The Erosion of Empathy in Medicine appeared first on Waking Times.

Elite TV News Anchors are Gone – Hypnotic Effect Crumbling

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 23 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - The network news trance is falling apart. The post Elite TV News Anchors are Gone – Hypnotic Effect Crumbling appeared first on Waking Times.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
An Iraqi Army helicopter launches decoy flares over western Mosul. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from a photo gallery at this link .... *Iraqi forces seize more ground in Mosul from Islamic State, PM sees victory soon* (Reuters)

Russia’s Neighbor Ukraine Besieged by ‘Fake News’ and Hacking Years Before United States

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Questions have been raised about how far the Kremlin will go.

There is a War on for Your Soul

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jun 27, 2017 The Illuminati agenda is a soulless, Godless agenda. In fact, it is the agenda of the Father of Lies, the beast the elite worship. Don’t take my word for it. Dutch banking whistle blower Ronald Bernard got to know the elite very well when he worked atop the global banking […]

Emergency: Globalists Plan New False Flag In Syria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jun 27, 2017 David Knight details how Neocons within the American government are supporting ISIS while simultaneously pushing for war with the Syrian government to maintain their political power in the region. end

CNN Admits They Lied To The People

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jun 27, 2017 David Knight details the newly surfaced Project Veritas video in which a CNN Producer admits that the search for truth in Trump’s collusion with the Russian Government is a false pretense. end

Sarin Gas False Flag Used To Push Syrian War

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jun 27, 2017 David Knight explains how the Sarin Gas false flags used to demonize Assad and push President Trump into a Middle East war, are likely to make a comeback under General H.R. McMaster. end

US-Led Airstrikes Killed 472 Civilians in Syria in the Past Month

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
See also: US-led coalition killed more Syrian civilians than Isis or Russia in March, figures show – US-Led Airstrikes Killed 472 Civilians in Syria in the Past Month by Jason Ditz, http://news.antiwar.com/ 137 Children Among the Slain, According to Monitor The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has issued a report today covering the civilian death toll of […]

Modern Jews Admit They Are NOT Semitic People, Not The Descendants of the 12 Tribes of Israel

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Revelation 2:9 New King James Version (NKJV) 9 “… I know the blasphemy of those who say they are Jews and are not, but are a synagogue of Satan. – Revelation 3:9 New King James Version (NKJV) 9 Indeed I will make those of the synagogue of Satan, who say they are Jews and are […]

Israeli Warplanes Hit Targets Across Gaza Strip

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jun 27, 2017 Israeli jets have carried out several airstrikes on targets across the Gaza Strip. The Israeli warplanes struck positions of Qassam brigades in the center and the Badr center in west of Gaza Stripe. The jets also hit locations in Khan Yunis and Rafah in south of Gaza Strip. The Israeli […]

CNN Publishes, Retracts, Apologizes for Fake News in Scandalous Whirlwind

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jun 27, 2017 CNN published a story about the Senate Intelligence Committee and the Treasury Department probing the connection of a Russian investment fund to a senior adviser of President Trump. Turns out the story was ‘very fake news,’ just as President Trump accused, as CNN has now retracted and apologized for the […]

‘It’s Ratings’: CNN Producer Filmed Saying Russia Narrative is ‘Mostly Bullsh*t’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jun 27, 2017 A producer for CNN has apparently been filmed saying the network’s Russia coverage is more about ratings than offering solid facts. Investigative journalism group ‘Project Veritas’ has released a hidden-camera video conversation. end

ECB WARNING: EU on BRINK of Being Ripped Apart as Greece, Spain, Portugal Inequality Grows

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
ECB WARNING: EU on BRINK of Being Ripped Apart as Greece, Spain, Portugal Inequality Grows by ZOIE O’BRIEN, http://www.express.co.uk/ INEQUALITY is spreading throughout the European Union in a worrying trend which is destabilising the bloc, it has been warned. – European Central Bank President Mario Draghi urged Brussels to rapidly work on failings such as the widening […]

U.S. on Collision Course with Syria and Iran Once De Facto Islamic State Capital Falls (& WW3 with Russia)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Has Syria attacked America? NO! Has Syria threatened American interests? NO! Was America invited into Syria? NO! Is America supporting terrorists to attack Syria? YES! What America is doing in Syria is clearly a violation of international law. – The job of the Illuminist western MSM is to sell WAR! Keep this in mind: when […]

The End Of The (Petro)Dollar: What The Federal Reserve Doesn’t Want You To Know

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The End Of The (Petro)Dollar: What The Federal Reserve Doesn’t Want You To Know by Shaun Bradley, http://www.activistpost.com/ The United States’ ability to maintain its influence over the rest of the world has been slowly diminishing. Since the petrodollar was established in 1971, U.S. currency has monopolized international trade through oil deals with the Organization […]

“CNN Caught Cold” In Undercover Sting – Producer Admits Russia Fake News Story Pushed For Ratings

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
“CNN Caught Cold” In Undercover Sting – Producer Admits Russia Fake News Story Pushed For Ratings by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com Update: President Trump has noted the series of CNN ‘Fake News’ stories once again… … Content originally published at iBankCoin.com The investigative journalists at Project Veritas have done it again! Known for their undercover sting operations, such […]

U.S. Military Officials: There Was NO Chemical Weapons Attack In Syria … Trump Bombed Syria DESPITE Advice From Military and Intelligence Chiefs

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
U.S. Military Officials: There Was NO Chemical Weapons Attack In Syria … Trump Bombed Syria DESPITE Advice From Military and Intelligence Chiefs by WashingtonsBlog A top U.S. missile and chemical weapons expert has documented for months that the Syrian government did not carry out a chemical weapons attack against civilians, and that contrary claims by the Trump […]

After Getting Busted for Bombing Syria Based On a Lie, Trump Doubles Down … Threatens to Bomb Syria Even Harder for the Same Bogus Reason

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Has Donald Trump sold out to the western Illuminati’s war agenda? There appears to be sufficient evidence to say: YES! – After Getting Busted for Bombing Syria Based On a Lie, Trump Doubles Down … Threatens to Bomb Syria Even Harder for the Same Bogus Reason by WashingtonsBlog A report yesterday by the Pulitzer-prize winning reporter […]

A Rogue Faction Of The Venezuelan Police Has Attacked The Supreme Court By Dropping Grenades From A Helicopter

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Times:* *Police in Helicopter Attack Venezuela’s Top Court, Dropping Grenades* A rogue faction of the Venezuelan police attacked the country’s Supreme Court in Caracas on Tuesday, dropping grenades from a helicopter, Venezuelan government officials said. It was a rare uprising by government personnel in a country that has been on edge from mass protests and economic crises. A video shot from a window and posted on Twitter shows a helicopter swooping in a circle around a building as explosions are heard. Another video posted on social media on Tuesday showed a uniformed ... more »

Trump Plays Nuclear ‘Chicken’ with Putin over Syria

Eric Zuesse at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
Eric Zuesse U.S. President Donald Trump is playing a game of nuclear “chicken” with Russian President Vladimir Putin, regarding Putin’s threat on June 19th to go to war against the United States if the U.S. again shoots down, inside Syria — in the sovereign territory of the internationally-recognized-as-legal sovereign Syrian government — Syrian aircraft, or […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

GOP Senators Still Struggling With The Consequences Of Voting For The Hated TrumpCare Bill

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Paid for by Mike Pence* Sunday afternoon we asked a question about Trump’s deranged, uncontrolled vengefulness in regard to the GOP’s ability to hold onto the crucial Nevada Senate seat of Dean Heller who has flatly stated he won’t vote for TrumpCare. A very shady Trump/Pence controlled SuperPAC, America First Policies, announced they would retaliate against Heller with a million dollars worth of TV, online ads and a very lame social media effort that has completely and hilariously backfired, tying him to Schumer and Pelosi, just about the worst thing you can say about a Republican... more »

Frozen Place University

Marcus Bright at Diverse - 1 day ago
I wrote in March about the concept of "The Sunken Place" as portrayed in the movie "Get Out." This piece will lay out some of the characteristics of a "Frozen Place," where a person feels stuck in a certain position or station and is unable to progress.

Experts: Colleges’ Media Messages Need Diverse Appeal

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
As the U.S. looks ahead to a “majority-minority” future, colleges and universities ought to make an effort to broaden their outreach to diverse audiences, according to Alberto Avendano, Washington bureau chief of the National Association of Hispanic Publications.

Homeless College Students a New Group Among the Invisible

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
I didn’t realize the broad definition of homeless also includes a segment I didn’t expect: college students. A new national survey taken at 70 community colleges across 24 states is now part of a growing data that shows college students are not immune.

Advocate Seeks Greater Student Voice in Governance

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Rini Sampath, policy director at the National Campus Leadership Council, said that students should have a stronger voice in decisions that affect the colleges and universities they attend.

Industry Pitching In to Support Higher Ed ESL

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
At the request of companies within its community, Bucks County Community College in Pennsylvania developed customized ESL programs designed to improve communication, increase employee retention and put workers on track for promotion.

Hydritic Earth Theory

Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 1 day ago
Hydritic Earth Theory seems another of those fringe theories confronting Plate Tectonics and like the latter suffers from Lyellianism, that: “In Earth Science, a most fundamental premise is that the chemical composition of the planet is the basis for its … Continue reading →

Behind Modi: The growing influence of the India lobby

Ashok Sharma, Adjunct Faculty, University of New South Wales, Canberra at Australian Defence Force Academy at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
One has 32.9 million Twitter followers; the other has 31 million. When U.S. President Donald Trump met Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the White House on June 26, Trump chose to draw attention to something the leaders have in common by saying “We are world leaders on social media.” Prior to the June 26 meeting, news analysts focused on how the U.S.-India relationship was strained over possible changes to the U.S. H1B visa program. Approximately 70 percent of these visas were issued to Indians in 2014. Another source of friction: Trump’s remarks railing against India and Chi... more »