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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, May 23, 2019

23 May - Blogs I'm Following- 1 of 3

10 pm MDT

In Charging Assange With 17 Espionage Act Offenses, Prosecutors Claim Power To Decide Who Is And Is Not A Journalist

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 6 minutes ago
In a superseding indictment, the Justice Department charged WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange with 17 charges of violating the Espionage Act. The Justice Department has relied upon the Espionage Act to target whistleblowers for unauthorized disclosures of information. It has treated journalists as if they were co-conspirators when prosecuting cases. But The post In Charging Assange With 17 Espionage Act Offenses, Prosecutors Claim Power To Decide Who Is And Is Not A Journalist appeared first on Shadowproof.

The Trump - Pelosi Feud Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 minutes ago
*The Hill:* *Trump, Pelosi exchange insults as feud intensifies* President Trump and Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) traded barbs throughout the day on Thursday, intensifying the bitter back-and-forth that led the president just a day earlier to threaten he'd no longer work with the Democrats on their top legislative priorities. Trump launched the skirmish early, saying the Democrats were pursuing “fake work” with their ongoing investigations into the administration — including those related to special counsel Robert Mueller's report on Russian election interference — and renewi... more »

1 Minute of Mayhem: This Israeli Rifle Can Blast Out 800 Rounds in 60 Seconds

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 11 minutes ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Technology, Middle East* [image: By Vitaly V. Kuzmin - http://vitalykuzmin.net/?q=node/405, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=26304096] Watch out for the Tavor. *The Tavor has since participated in a number of wars and minor actions, including the 2006 Lebanon War, 2008-2009 Gaza War, 2012’s Operation Pillar of Defense, and Operation Protective Edge in 2014.* In the 1990s, Israel developed an innovative new rifle designed specifically for the urban Middle Eastern battlefield. A compact weapon that moved freely indoors, the Tavor was o... more »

Aldi recalls Baker’s Choice flour recall; manufacturer confirms E. coli finding

Coral Beach at Food Safety News - 25 minutes ago
The Aldi grocery chain has expanded a recall of all-purpose flour made my the Archer Daniels Midland Co. to include all best-by dates of a certain lot of Baker’s Corner flour. Tests have shown some of the flour to be contaminated with E. coli. Aldi’s recall notice today comes a day after Rhode Island officials... Continue Reading

Minister in charge of reducing school violence has son suspended for fighting

Elise Scott at Just In - 28 minutes ago
ACT Education Minister Yvette Berry, who has been charged with the issue of violence in Canberra schools, says she has removed potential conflicts of interest, after her 15-year-old son is suspended for fighting outside of school hours.

Man who 'snapped' and drowned girlfriend in bathtub in jealous rage jailed

Elias Clure at Just In - 28 minutes ago
A Melbourne man who drowned his girlfriend in a jealous rage after she told him she was going to marry another man is sentenced to 23 years' jail following a bizarre confession in the witness box.

Climate protesters flood Melbourne's CBD in call to action

Just In - 28 minutes ago
Hundreds of people gather outside the Victorian Parliament for a climate change protest that is expected to cause disruptions to tram services in the city.

'I can hear someone': Judge releases Justine Damond Ruszczyk's call to police

Just In - 28 minutes ago
Publicly released audio reveals the Australian woman was worried when she called emergency services to report a possible sexual assault, minutes before she was shot dead by a police officer in Minneapolis.

This albino magpie doesn't get along with the rest of the birds

Charley Rico at Just In - 28 minutes ago
A genuine albino magpie is making its home at a Tasmanian wildlife sanctuary, and keepers say the bird is an "absolute character" which "prefers to be handfed despite being able to feed himself".

Pelosi and Trump started the week on bad terms, and it got worse from there

Peter Marsh at Just In - 28 minutes ago
Here's how the week in Washington DC went from a showing of bipartisanship to calls for an "intervention".

Inside Scott Morrison's Trump-like election victory

Just In - 28 minutes ago
The voting patterns that delivered victory to Donald Trump also helped Scott Morrison win government but present Labor with a policy puzzle if it hopes to reverse Coalition gains in three years, writes Stephen Long.

NRL great Greg Inglis admitted to mental health treatment facility

Just In - 28 minutes ago
The South Sydney Rabbitohs announce former captain Greg Inglis has been admitted to a facility to assist his mental health.

Indigenous artist Vincent Namatjira wins $100,000 Ramsay Art Prize

Matthew Smith at Just In - 28 minutes ago
Vincent Namatjira, the great-grandson of acclaimed artist Albert Namatjira, wins the Ramsay Art Prize in Adelaide for his painting Close Contact.

Detective cleared of conflict of interest, despite being the aunt of a murder suspect

Kate McKenna And Melissa Maddison at Just In - 28 minutes ago
The Queensland Police Service says there is no conflict of interest in a north Queensland detective's involvement in investigating the death of Shandee Blackburn, despite the fact she is the aunt of a former "person of interest".

Harvey Weinstein and accusers reach tentative compensation deal: report

Just In - 28 minutes ago
The $63.7 million deal would resolve lawsuits and compensate alleged victims of Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Theresa May has battled political setbacks for years — so why does it look like she'll resign now?

Erin Handley at Just In - 28 minutes ago
In trying to appease all sides, Theresa May alienated supporters and pushed others to extremes. After almost three years doggedly pushing for a Brexit deal, why now has the death knell sounded on her political career?

Lance Armstrong 'wouldn't change a thing' about TDF doping

Just In - 28 minutes ago
Disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong says he would do it all again — including getting caught for doping — saying he had to learn the lessons that he did after he was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles.

'Thank you Australia': How Aussies helped Taiwan make same-sex marriage legal

Tasha Wibawa And Bang Xiao at Just In - 28 minutes ago
More than 100 same-sex couples in Taiwan are expected to register their intent to marry from today when the same-sex marriage bill becomes law, and LGBT activists say this has been made possible thanks to the help of Australians.

BOOM! – Process Started – President Trump Issues Authorization Memorandum for Declassification….

sundance at The Last Refuge - 36 minutes ago
There was a DC rumor that “a website” was “surprisingly spot-on” when CTH posted the likely declassification structure, agency process and timing… [Here and Here and Here] Tonight, President Trump signs a declassification memo that identifies the intelligence units, and … Continue reading →

China Says Trade Talks Can’t Continue Unless U.S. Reverses Recent Trade Decisions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 37 minutes ago
*CNBC:* *China says trade talks can’t continue unless US addresses its ‘wrong actions’* * President Trump announced earlier this month that tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods would increase to 25% from 10% on May 10. * In the last two weeks, his administration also put Chinese telecom giant Huawei on a blacklist that prevents it from buying from American companies without U.S. government permission. * Nearly three-fourths of respondents to a joint survey by the American Chambers of Commerce in Shanghai and Beijing said the latest round of U.S. tariffs and planned counte... more »

Is The MATRIX Cage Visible?

dr.samizdat1618@gmail.com at Event Horizon Chronicle - 53 minutes ago
I have featured the Final Days YouTube videos before, not because I believe in the channel's fundamentalist Christian interpretations of what she sees on the FAA's weather cameras in Alaska and Canada, because I don't, but for the objective photographic content that she routinely detects in the skies of the far North. What she is uncovering is positively stunning in its import. (Please ignore her fundamentalist Christian propaganda if it bothers you. Just focus on the photographic evidence, which is quite interesting.) Watch the video. Look at time stamp 1:10 of the video, for exa... more »

Death Of Press Freedoms? Julian Assange Charged Under The Espionage Act On 17 Counts

Aaron at Activist Post - 54 minutes ago
By Aaron Kesel WikiLeaks founder and former editor Julian Assange has been charged under The Espionage Act on 17 new counts in a superseding indictment... more »

American Taliban John Walker Lindh Released From Jail

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Daily Mail:* *John Walker Lindh is released from prison amid outrage at decision to free American Taliban after 17 years* * John Walker Lindh, 38, has been released from the Terre Haute federal prison in Indiana and appears to have walked free just after midnight on Thursday * He served 17 years of a 20 year sentence for supplying services to a terrorist organization and carrying an explosive device * The convicted terrorist is now thought to be traveling to Virginia where he is expected to live while serving a three-year probation term * The Federal Bureau of Prisons has not con... more »

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Charged With Violating Espionage Act

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Daily Mail:* *Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is hit with 17 new charges in America under the Espionage Act for conspiring with Chelsea Manning to disclose national defense information - and now faces 170 YEARS in prison* * Assange was hit with 18 counts on Thursday by a grand jury in Virginia * Seventeen are new and are violations of the Espionage Act which is ordinarily reserved for government officials * They indictment alleges he and Manning conspired to disseminate classified information in 2009 and 2010 * They used her access to defense department computers to harvest the ... more »

OH: Union Reps Fired By Turnaround CEO

Peter Greene at CURMUDGUCATION - 2 hours ago
Lorain City Schools is one of the three Ohio districts that has been subjected to HB 70, a takeover law that replaces both the school board and the superintendent with a single all-powerful CEO. You can get the background of Lorain's troubles here, and see what has been happening in the fight against HB 70 here. The short form for Lorain is this: HB 70 is a terrible piece of law, calling for a CEO who is knowledgeable and competent in every single aspect of school management, from teacher assignment to bus schedules, and this super-competent person has to be able to run every aspect... more »

Hitler's Missiles Terrified the World (But Did Not Help Him Win World War II

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *Security, Europe* [image: By U.S. Air Force photo - https://www.nationalmuseum.af.mil/Visit/Museum-Exhibits/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/196684/flying-bomb-and-rocket-development/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=7977183] Just hype? *Air Chief Marshal Sir Philip Joubert later wrote, “Our retaliation against this enormously fast weapon was to attack the launching areas and the bombing of supply depots. There was nothing more we could do.” On November 10, Churchill addressed the nation, saying, “Because of its high speed, no ... more »

U.S. Air Force F-35s and F-15s Could Get Drone Wingmen

David Axe at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, * Here comes Skyborg. The U.S. Air Force has identified the manned fighters that, in coming years, could get robotic wingmen. A new version of the Air Force’s F-35A stealth fighter, as well as the heavily upgraded version of the F-15 that the flying branch hopes to acquire, both could function as flight leads for the service’s Skyborg wingman drones, Will Roper, the Air Force’s top weapons-buyer, on May 22, 2019 *told* *Defense News* reporter Valerie Insinna. Roper’s statement implies that other Air Force fighter types such as F-16s and older F-35s and F... more »

Netanyahu Rejects Plea from Former Security And Intelligence Officials Not to Annex West Bank

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Netanyahu Rejects Plea from Former Security And Intelligence Officials Not to Annex West Bank by Bel Trew, https://www.independent.co.uk/ Prime minister’s comments signal he will push ahead with pre-election promises of annexation as US is poised to unveil peace plan. – Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has dismissed an urgent call from former security and intelligence …

US Approves Annexation of West Bank by Israel

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
[image: https://www.haaretz.com/.premium-beware-republican-jews-on-the-warpath-1.5303047]Click on image for article. [image: http://socioecohistory.x10host.com/2018/11/07/modern-jews-admit-they-are-not-semitic-people-not-the-descendants-of-the-12-tribes-of-israel-the-bible-says-ashkenazi-jews-90-of-modern-jewry-are-not-semitic-people/]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 [a]synagogue of Satan. [image: https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/most-palestinians-are-descendants-of-jews/]Click on image for ... more »

Despite US Pressure And Sanctions, Russia Says It Stands Firm Behind Iran

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Press TV Published on May 23, 2019 The Russian ambassador to Iran has expressed concern about the recent escalation of tensions in the Persian Gulf region. end

Israel Lobby in US Pushing for War Against Iran: Analyst

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Israel Lobby in US Pushing for War Against Iran: Analyst by https://www.presstv.com/ The Israel lobby in the United States is pushing the administration of President Donald Trump to launch a military conflict against Iran amid Washington’s escalating tensions with Tehran, says an American writer and former professor. – “This war is being orchestrated by a …

Palestinian PM: ‘Trump is Waging a Financial War Against the Palestinians’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Palestinian PM: ‘Trump is Waging a Financial War Against the Palestinians’ by Marc Perelman, https://www.france24.com/en/ In an exclusive interview with FRANCE 24, Palestinian Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh criticised Washington’s decision to convene an economic conference on the Palestinian issue next month in Bahrain, saying Trump is “waging a financial war against the Palestinians”. – Palestinian …

US ‘Deliberately Ignores’ OPCW Report Noting Douma Chemical Attack Was Staged

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
US ‘Deliberately Ignores’ OPCW Report Noting Douma Chemical Attack Was Staged by https://sputniknews.com/ Recent remarks made by the US State Department regarding Syria’s alleged intention to renew its use of chemical weapons show the agency is deliberately ignoring a report from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons that stated last year’s chemical attack …

White House Is Considering Deploying 5,000 - 10,000 Troops To The Middle East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*US News and World Report:* *U.S., Iran Conflict Intensifies Amid Talk of Troop Deployment* *New threats from Tehran follow reports the White House is considering sending 10,000 troops to the region. * "Our hands are on the trigger and we are firmly prepared to annihilate any aggressor and greedy eyes against the Islamic Iran," Chief of Staff to the Iranian Armed Forces Maj. Gen. Mohammad Hossein Bagheri said Thursday, according to the country's state news service. "The new conditions of countering the U.S. arrogant and pharaonic threat invite all the Iranians to enter the fields... more »

U.K. Prime Minister May To Announce That She Will Step Down As Prime Minister Next Month

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Daily Mail: **Theresa May will address the nation TODAY after disastrous Euro election to pledge Britain will have a new PM by summer – but she wants to DELAY Tory leadership vote for Trump’s state visit* * Allies said – barring a last-minute change of heart – Mrs May will announce plans this morning to step aside * Mrs May will begin the day with a meeting with the Tories' backbench 1922 shop steward Sir Graham Brady * She is then expected to address the nation from Downing Street to explain why she is leaving 'the job I love' Theresa May will today clear the way for Britain to h... more »

Some cold hard facts on tornado activity

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 2 hours ago
BY JOE BASTARDI: The idea that warming has to lead to more severe weather is directly challenged by the cold hard facts on tornadoes The post Some cold hard facts on tornado activity appeared first on CFACT.

Adani could have Carmichael mine approved in three weeks

Josh Bavas at Just In - 2 hours ago
After more than eight years of planning, Adani could begin breaking ground at its Carmichael mine site within weeks, after the Premier sets a deadline for its last two environmental approvals.

Racing identity accused of cocaine smuggling has shares in horse alongside Alan Jones

Antonette Collins at Just In - 2 hours ago
It is revealed racing identity Damion Flower — who yesterday spent his first night behind bars after being charged over his alleged connection with a cocaine smuggling syndicate — has shares in champion stallion Snitzel alongside broadcaster Alan Jones.

Minerals Council appoints Coonan as chair as coal remains in the spotlight

Peter Ryan at Just In - 2 hours ago
Former Howard government minister Helen Coonan is appointed chair of the Minerals Council of Australia as the lobby group deals with internal divisions over its position on coal and climate change.

Barrie Cassidy 'chuffed' at talk Sky News's David Speers to take over Insiders reins

Just In - 2 hours ago
Outgoing Insiders host Barrie Cassidy says he is pleased that Sky News political editor David Speers looks set to become the next host of the Sunday morning political discussion program he created more than 18 years ago.

How one Indigenous man walked 8,000km to deliver a message to Canberra

Jenae Jenkins, Rachel McGhee And Inga Stünzner at Just In - 2 hours ago
Alwyn Doolan spent a year walking from the tip of Queensland to the steps of Parliament House to collect messages of reconciliation and inspire First Nations people.

Wild dog fence underway after decades of sheep being 'ripped apart'

Emma Field at Just In - 2 hours ago
It has taken almost 20 years of campaigning from farmers and today the first post of a new $11 million wild dog fence in WA has been driven into the ground.

Sex tape scandal took 'enormous toll' on Panthers, coach says

Just In - 2 hours ago
Penrith Panthers coach Ivan Cleary has admitted that the sex tape scandal involving Tyrone May detrimentally affected the club's start to the NRL season.

Shocked Labor moves on – but to what policy destination?

Michelle Grattan at Just In - 2 hours ago
Bill Shorten's policy long-game approach scared off voters who instead embraced Scott Morrison's sprint. The challenge for Anthony Albanese will be to find a middle ground, writes Michelle Grattan.

The brilliance of Fleabag: Masterful cringe comedy meets feminist rebellion

Lauren Carroll Harris at Just In - 2 hours ago
This breakthrough British series, created by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, is gaining legions of fans with its unique take on the "bad woman" comedy.

Ramadan Arabian Nights 2019 : Aladdin " Meet the genie " Ep.4

egyptianchronicler@gmail.com (Zeinobia) at Egyptian Chronicles - 2 hours ago
Good evening or Good afternoon or Good morning where ever you are now and reading this post. First of all , you can refresh your memory and see where we left Aladdin last night here. Here is the fourth episode of Aladdin and the magical lamp or episode no.154 of the Egyptian State Radio’s One Thousand and One Nights show in Arabic after the break. Your browser does not support the audio element. *Aladdin is trapped in a magical cavern with a rusty dusty old lamp. He look around and sees that palace where he found the lamp moments ago and realizes that it is surrounded by trees made... more »

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wins In An Election Landslide

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*BBC: **India election 2019: Narendra Modi thanks voters for 'historic mandate'* Prime Minister Narendra Modi has thanked the people of India for giving him a "historic mandate" of five more years in office, after a landslide victory in the general election. "We all want a new India. I want to bow down my head and say thank you," he said in a victory address to supporters of his Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The BJP is projected to get about 300 of the 543 seats in parliament. It is likely to take a larger share of the vote than in the 2014 elections. The main opposition allian... more »

12 Foods You Can Add to Your Diet to Get a Flat Stomach

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 3 hours ago
https://brightside.me/inspiration-health/12-foods-you-can-add-to-your-diet-to-get-a-flat-stomach-677560/?utm_source=fb_brightside&utm_medium=fb_organic&utm_campaign=fb_gr_brightside_mini Advertisements

The Daily Brief 2019-05-22

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
This is a summary of 20 AMN articles on the following subjects: Hama, Syria, Mhardeh, Latakia, Russia, US, Venezuela, Dhale, Houthis, Yemen, Idlib, Turkey, Houthi, Najran, Saudi, Iran, UK, Alaska, NORAD, Kabani. Categories covered in this brief: Syria, World-News, Yemen, Turkey, Iran Let us know how you like this brief in the comments below. — […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US State Dept. has no ‘definitive conclusions’ about chemical weapons attack in Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
After accusing Damascus of another chemical attack on rebel fighters earlier this week, the US State Department said it had seen evidence “consistent” with that narrative. The spokesperson said investigations were ongoing. “We do have numerous sources including interviews with those present during the attack that did report that a number of opposition fighters were taken to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Jihadists beat back Syrian Army’s attempted advance in northeast Latakia

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a new attack to advance in the northeastern countryside of the Latakia Governorate on Thursday. Led by their 4th Division troops, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the southwestern axis of Kabani in a bid to enter this strategic mountaintop town in the Jabal Al-Akrad […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Houthi suicide drone strikes Najran Airport in southern Saudi Arabia

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 P.M.) – For the third day in a row, the Houthi forces have attacked Saudi Arabia’s Najran Regional Airport in the southern region of the kingdom. According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their K-2 suicide drone targeted the Saudi military’s Patriot Missile System. The Houthi forces claimed the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

BJP given a stronger mandate in India based on Narendra Modi’s enormous appeal

Lee Jay at Modern Tokyo Times - 3 hours ago
BJP given a stronger mandate in India based on Narendra Modi’s enormous appeal Sawako Utsumi and Lee Jay Walker Modern Tokyo Times The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in India is showing increasing signs of popularity based on the results of the 2019 general election. In 2014, some questioned the longevity of the BJP under Prime […]

May 23:: A bad, bad day.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 3 hours ago
I sit here in tears. Once in a while, I hit a key - I don't even known which one - and it wipes out hours of work. And it just did it again - after four hours of writing. This will, I"m afraid this will be a short blog as evening approaches amd I laden with tears, go to bed. I just don't have the heart to do the destroyed part again. Damn! ____________________________________________________________ https://www.thenation.com/article/bernie-sanders-public-education-plan/ One of the great advances in human history was the development of the public school in the 19th century. For the... more »

Wilberforce University Receives $25K Gift from Premier Health

Tiffany Pennamon at Diverse - 3 hours ago
Premier Health president and CEO Mary Boosalis presented a $25,000 check to Wilberforce University this week to support the university’s #WilberforceUnite campaign. Funds raised during the campaign will be used to improve campus facilities, academic programs, student services and faculty and staff development at the historically Black institution in Wilberforce, Ohio. Leaders have a goal […]

Scholars: Recent Abortion Bills Part of Larger History of Controlling Bodies

Tiffany Pennamon at Diverse - 3 hours ago
With the passage of the most restrictive abortion bill in the country last week, Alabama joined a wave of states with abortion legislation that bids a challenge to the constitutional right to an abortion set by the U.S. Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade ruling in 1973.

Illinois Public Universities Campaign for Revenue Increases

LaMont Jones at Diverse - 3 hours ago
Universities across Illinois, including Chicago State University, launched a statewide campaign Thursday to raise awareness of the need and value for robust funding in higher education in the state. The campaign, called “The Time is Now: Re-invest in Illinois Higher Education” includes a video message from university students, emails to alumni, a video message from […]

With Thousands of Years History Frankincense Health Benefits Being Rediscovered

AdminM at Health Impact News - 3 hours ago
Before the Magi ever traversed the streets of Bethlehem, bearing chests of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh, following a star and in search of the Christ child, before the historian and botanist, Pliny the Elder penned his Naturalis Historia or Alexander the Great conquered Gaza, a venerable substance- in the form of a humble resin- had stretched its influence over religion, medicine and culture alike for thousands of years already. For over 5000 years, frankincense has played an integral part in every aspect of the human story, but for a time it stepped back into the obscurity of hist...more »

What Can Be Done About A Criminal Presidency? Just Grin And Bear It? Pelosi Still Refuses To Protect The Country And The Constitution

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Remember when fact-checking Trump and reporting how many lies he had told was a national sport? [Update, according to PolitiFact, 84% of the Trump statements they've checked have been false or partially false. Biden, who lies just 61% of the time, almost seems like a paragon of virtue compared to Trump.] But now Jonathan Chait is starting a new game. How many impeachable acts has Trump committed today? Yesterday, he wrote that Trump had committed 5 more just this week. I know; it's not funny and it's not a game. But with Pelosi's partisan calculations making it impossible for Demo... more »

"The Fate Of All..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"All human lives are so profoundly and intricately entwined, those dead, those living, those generations yet to come, that the fate of all is the fate of each, and the hope of humanity rests in every heart and in every pair of hands. Therefore, after every failure, we are obliged to strive again for success, and when faced with the end of one thing, we must build something new and better in the ashes, just as from pain and grief, we must weave hope, for each of us is a thread critical to the strength to the very survival of the human tapestry. Every hour in every life contains such ... more »

Musical Interlude: The Who, “Overture” from “Tommy”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
The Who, “Overture” from “Tommy”

Musical Interlude: Simon & Garfunkel, “A Hazy Shade Of Winter”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Simon & Garfunkel, “A Hazy Shade Of Winter”

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“This stunning group of galaxies is far, far away, about 450 million light-years from planet Earth and cataloged as galaxy cluster Abell S0740. Dominated by the cluster's large central elliptical galaxy (ESO 325-G004), this reprocessed Hubble Space Telescope view takes in a remarkable assortment of galaxy shapes and sizes with only a few spiky foreground stars scattered through the field. *Click image for larger size.* The giant elliptical galaxy (right of center) spans over 100,000 light years and contains about 100 billion stars, comparable in size to our own spiral Milky Way gala... more »

The Poet: Margaret Atwood, "The Moment"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"The Moment" "The moment when, after many years of hard work and a long voyage you stand in the centre of your room, house, half-acre, square mile, island, country, knowing at last how you got there, and say, I own this, is the same moment when the trees unloose their soft arms from around you, the birds take back their language, the cliffs fissure and collapse, the air moves back from you like a wave and you can't breathe. No, they whisper. You own nothing. You were a visitor, time after time climbing the hill, planting the flag, proclaiming. We never belonged to you. You never found u... more »


noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago

Chet Raymo, “Roofs”

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Roofs”* by Chet Raymo "It would be well, perhaps, if we were to spend more of our days and nights without any obstruction between us and the celestial bodies, if the poet did not speak so much from under a roof, or the saint dwell there so long." Good advice, Mr. Thoreau. I came here to this island for its unobstructed sky. Built a house called Starlight House. I'm no poet or saint, but I settled in to nurse what slender gifts I have. The sky has not disappointed. Except occasionally. We have just come off a rare four-day string of cloudy days, and the celestial bodies have been... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Thanks for stopping by!

"There Comes A Time..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"There comes a time in the life of us all when we must lay aside our books or put down our tools and leave our place of work and walk forth on the road to meet the enemy face-to-face. Once and for all and at last." - Edward Abbey

"Whiskey And Car Keys..."

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys." - P.J. O'Rourke

REUTERS Exclusive: JPMorgan cuts ties with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma – sources

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 4 hours ago
BREAKING NEWS: According to people familiar with the situation, JP Morgan Chase & Co., the largest U.S. bank by assets, has today cut ties with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma LP over their alleged role in the U.S. opioid crisis. JP Morgan is the most high-profile corporation to decide to separate itself from the Oxycontin maker […] The post REUTERS Exclusive: JPMorgan cuts ties with OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma – sources appeared first on Health Nut News.

Assange Faces 170 Years in Prison as US Files 17 New Charges Under Espionage Act

Activist Post at Activist Post - 4 hours ago
By Jason Ditz (ANTIWAR.COM) — As the US prepares to try to acquire WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange through extradition, the Justice Department has revealed a new series... more »

Are These the Youngest Parents in the World?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
An image of two young siblings holding their new baby brother or sister was attached to an unfounded claim and used as clickbait.

He said she said David said G. said

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
Jacinda said we should be kinder. Hate is wrong, said J. We need "a global effort to shut down hate speech," she said. People asked "What's hate speech?" And J., who was like, not letting a crisis go to waste, said trust me: "you'll know it when you see it." And Helen said, like "Yeah. Right on J.!" And Emmanuel rang her and said: "Let's do this!" And Louisa saw it all. Going on. Out there, in the media. She wanted to slap them. The media. (And tried to.) "The Fourth Estate," said Louisa, angry, must be made, like, an arm of the state; have imposed a "Duty of Care"; have their "so... more »

Why Russian Commandos Speed Around in Jeeps, Armed With Mines

War Is Boring at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*War Is Boring* *Security, Europe* [image: A Russian Army member rides in a historical tank, during a rehearsal for a military parade to mark the anniversary of a historical parade in 1941, when Soviet soldiers marched towards the front lines at the Red Square in Moscow, Russia November 5, 2017. R] Small teams train to operate behind the lines. The Russian military prizes disruption and deception to overcome foes which may be technologically more advanced — a practice dating back to before World War II. Today, the Russian army is increasing training in the old-fashioned art of p... more »

"What the Donald Doesn’t Know"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"What the Donald Doesn’t Know"* by David Stockman "In our reasonings concerning matter of fact, there are all imaginable degrees of assurance, from the highest certainty to the lowest species of moral evidence. A wise man, therefore, proportions his belief to the evidence." – David Hume, "An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding" (1748) Bubblevision blared the red “Market Sell-Off” livery today, with escalation, ironically, driving Wall Street’s worst day of 2019. As Bloomberg noted, what was once regarded as a far-out risk is quickly becoming the baseline scenario. The market, i... more »

Of Course FCC Employees Support T-Mobile–Sprint Merger. They Also Blame Russia for American 5G Opposition When Telecoms Won’t Say 5G is Safe.

Activist Post at Activist Post - 4 hours ago
By B.N. Frank The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is supposed to protect the American public by regulating the Telecom Industry. They were identified as a... more »

Most Democrats Believe AOC’s Claim That We Have 12 Years to Save the Planet

Michael Tennant at rss - 4 hours ago
[image: most-democrats-believe-aoc-s-claim-that-we-have-12-years-to-save-the-planet] A new poll finds that two-thirds of Democrats agree with Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez that the world will end if climate change isn't stopped within 12 years despite the fact that she has said only a "sea sponge" would believe it.

Communist Party USA Is 100 Years Old This Year

Steve Byas at rss - 4 hours ago
[image: communist-party-usa-is-100-years-old-this-year] Most Americans are unaware of the total betrayal by communists in the United States, including loyalty to a foreign power and actions to violently overthrow the government.

"A Tragedy — But Not A Catastrophe"

noreply@blogger.com (CoyotePrime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"A Tragedy — But Not A Catastrophe"* by Brian Maher "We begin with a question: What is the difference between a tragedy and a catastrophe? Answer shortly... and why it matters so heavily. But first to a farce — Wall Street. The Dow Jones sank another 286 points today. It had plunged over 400 at one point. The S&P shed 34 points on the day. But technology stocks absorbed the worst of the slating. The Nasdaq lost 123 points — more, percentage-wise than the Dow Jones. To explain today’s violent shakes, once again we look to trade. The United States recently banned American firms from... more »

Judith Kerr, beloved author of The Tiger Who Came to Tea, dies aged 95

Just In - 4 hours ago
Author Judith Kerr, who enchanted generations of children with illustrated tales such as The Tiger Who Came to Tea and Mog the Forgetful Cat, wrote 35 books and never stopped working, even in her 90s.

Donald Trump wanted to block 'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh's early release from prison

Just In - 4 hours ago
John Walker Lindh, who took up arms for the Taliban and was captured by US forces in Afghanistan in 2001, has been released from prison after more than 17 years. Now after attempts to block his release, President Donald Trump says the US will closely monitor him.

US accuses Huawei of lying about China ties, Wall St sinks on trade tensions

David Chau at Just In - 4 hours ago
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accuses telecom giant Huawei Technologies of lying about its ties with the Chinese Government as Wall Street falls deeper into the red.

Judge warns parents after sentencing man who became addicted to child pornography at 13

Elizabeth Byrne at Just In - 4 hours ago
A Canberra man convicted of possessing child pornography avoids jail after a judge finds he had sought help twice for his addiction to the material, and was first exposed to it at the age of 13.

'You're unallocated!' What 78,000 conference calls taught Kate about workplace euphemisms

Fiona Pepper at Just In - 4 hours ago
Kate pored over 78,000 conference call transcripts to learn about the language companies use to hide bad news. From "selective separation" to "commodity headwinds", she decodes the worst offenders.

News Quiz: How will you fare in our Game of Knowns?

Just In - 4 hours ago
This week was all about battles — for the prime ministership, the Eurovision crown and the Iron Throne. Will you emerge victorious or have to concede defeat?

This fluffy pink fungus is studded with gold and could prove extremely useful

Anna Salleh at Just In - 4 hours ago
A fungus that decorates itself with gold nanoparticles might one day help us mine gold from underground deposits, sewage sludge or even e-waste.

Dengue fever case in central Queensland sparks full outbreak response

Ashleigh Stevenson at Just In - 4 hours ago
The first locally acquired case of dengue fever in decades has been diagnosed in Rockhampton, with council and health officials doorknocking near the patient's house to warn local residents.

What it's like being a front-line child protection worker

Gabrielle Lyons at Just In - 4 hours ago
When you work in a position that requires confidential conversations, protecting neglected children and maintaining peace in remote communities, the opportunity to share experiences and stories rarely presents itself.

Assange Hit With Espionage Act Violations As DoJ Unveils 17 New Charges

Tyler Durden at 5 hours ago
[image: undefined] The worst fears of Julian Assange's legal team have just been realized. Just as Wikileaks' editor in chief anticipated, the DoJ has revealed that a grand jury in Virginia has returned a new 18-count superseding indictment against Assange that includes violations of the Espionage Act stemming from his role in publishing the classified documents leaked by Chelsea Manning, as well as his original charge of conspiring to break into a government computer, per the New York Times. The DOJ said with the indictment that Assange will face a maximum of 10 years for each of ... more »

Tratados, las nuevas luchas pro soberanía

bilaterals.org - 5 hours ago
23-May-2019 8.000 millones de euros es lo que España podría estar pagando si pierde —como ha empezado a hacerlo— las 43 demandas interpuestas por multinacionales de la energía, entidades financieras y fondos privados de inversión en las instancias de solución de controversias de estados e inversores, ISDS, por su sigla inglesa.

Avances técnicos en las negociaciones entre el Mercosur y la UE

bilaterals.org - 5 hours ago
23-May-2019 Durante la semana hubo rondas de negociaciones en el Palacio San Martín. Hubo progresos en todas las áreas se informó oficialmente. "Todavía quedan temas por acordar", dijo Horacio Reyser jefe negociador por Argentina.

Lobby Planet, una guía por el mundo del lobby en Bruselas y Madrid

bilaterals.org - 5 hours ago
23-May-2019 Ecologistas en Acción, CEO (Corporate Europe Observatory) y OMAL-Paz con Dignidad han presentado una guía para conocer cómo funcionan los lobbies (grupos de cabildeo) en la UE y en España, que intentan influir en el proceso de elaboración de nomativas y leyes.

Cientos de manifestantes marcharon contra el TPP-11 y Monsanto-Bayer

bilaterals.org - 5 hours ago
23-May-2019 No al TPP-11 y Fuera Monsanto de Chile fueron las consignas más escuchadas en las protestas realizadas en distintas ciudades de Chile el pasado domingo.

Justin Trudeau Threatens ‘Consequences’ If Social Media Sites Don’t Ban ‘Hate Speech’

Information Liberation at Need To Know - 5 hours ago
Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau threatened social media platforms with "consequences" and "meaningful penalties" if they don't "step up" and ban everything his regime feels is "hate speech" or "disinformation." Canadians were not fooled and recognized it as censorship and thought control.

Somali Teens Attack Victims with Hammers in Minnesota. Mainstream Media Remains Silent.

NewsWars at Need To Know - 5 hours ago
A witness said, “It was a group of Somali young males with hammers and bars. They were attacking anyone who looked like they had money or were white.” The incident took place on Friday, May 17 and has yet to receive coverage by any mainstream news outlet other than Fox News.

President and First Lady Make Unannounced Visit to Arlington During Flag Placement…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 5 hours ago
President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump made an unscheduled visit to Arlington National Cemetery ahead of Memorial Day. As more than 260,000 flags were being placed at the graves of U.S. service members, the president and first lady visited … Continue reading →

BWorld 330, Energy and elections: The Philippines and Australia

Bienvenido Oplas Jr at Government and Taxes - 5 hours ago
* My column in BusinessWorld last Wednesday, May 22, 2019. Sydney – The Philippines held its mid-terms elections last May 13, and “man-made” climate change, “more renewables” were marginal if not non-issues altogether for many of the national and local candidates. The energy issue was whether there would be any blackout because of the series of yellow and red alerts (insufficient power supply and reserves) many weeks before Election Day. On May 18, Australia also held its federal elections, and for the Labor Party, among their big issues were climate alarmism, reducing carbon emis... more »

X-Zone Broadcast Network - Dr. Dan Farcas and Hyper-Civilizations

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 5 hours ago
This week I talked to Dr. Dan Farcas, about his book *Hyper-Civilization: An Answer to ET Contact on Earth*. But before I got to that, I mentioned a story that had appeared just minutes before I started the program (or rather I found just minutes before... it had been posted to a news site about six hours earlier). This involved a Dr, Dan FarcasPentagon announcement finally admitting the possible existence of UFOs, which they now term “unidentified aerial phenomena (UAO),” and that they investigate reports of them. The *New York Post* reported that the DoD spokesman, Christopher S... more »

Is There a Holistic Cardiologist Near Me?

admin at TDW - 5 hours ago
We get emails asking this question often. They start off with how the person wants to see me, but travel is difficult or there are concerns about expenses for an in-office visit. Our response is always the same, “There is no one like Dr. Wolfson.” Come Out to Arizona OR Let’s Talk by Phone In … Continue reading "Is There a Holistic Cardiologist Near Me?" The post Is There a Holistic Cardiologist Near Me? appeared first on TDW.

Reggie’s Blowtorch Runs Out Of Fossil Fuels

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 5 hours ago
Bill Nye seems to have inherited Reggie’s fossil fuel powered blowtorch. He must have run out of propane, because crews in Flagstaff, Arizona are shoveling frantically to get ready for their summer tourism season – which starts on Saturday. Snow … Continue reading →

Wilburrr ……

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 5 hours ago
Maybe she should wear glasses?

25 Reasons to Avoid the Gardasil Vaccine

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Children's Health Defense* - The blockbuster HPV vaccine has become Merck’s third highest-grossing product.

Comcast Plans In-Home Health Surveillance and Medical Tracking Device

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Nicholas West* - The corporate technocracy is closing in.

Cohort Completes Congressional Hispanic Caucus Initiative Fellows Program

LaMont Jones at Diverse - 5 hours ago
Stories of growth, perseverance and lessons learned were part of a farewell reception for 15 Latino college graduates who spent the last nine months as public policy and graduate fellows in an annual program sponsored by the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute.

Sinotech: Trump Administration Moves to Cut Off Huawei from U.S. Components and Networks

rbrown at Lawfare - 6 hours ago
On May 15, the Trump administration escalated its feud with the Chinese telecommunications company Huawei by issuing an executive order that declared a national emergency with respect to telecom infrastructure security and that laid the groundwork for the commerce secretary to prevent U.S. companies from installing any “information and communications technology or services designed, developed, manufactured, or supplied, by persons owned by, controlled by, or subject to the jurisdiction or direction of a foreign adversary” and that “poses an unacceptable risk” to U.S. national ... more »

If You Want to Put the British Into Orbit; Put America Back on the Moon - LaRouchePAC Fireside Chat

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 6 hours ago
If You Want to Put the British Into Orbit; Put America Back on the Moon - LaRouchePAC Fireside Chat Video of If You Want to Put the British Into Orbit; Put America Back on the Moon - LaRouchePAC Fireside Chat If you are wondering about the pouting, thrashing, and angry stunts emanating from the House of Representatives, look no further than the British Isles and the frantic attempt to cover-up the British imperial role in trying to swing the 2016 election to Hillary Clinton. The same British faction has declared, in a December, 2018 House of Lords Report, that Donald Trump cannot... more »


Amanda-Mary at Healing Oracle - 6 hours ago
All vaccinated children in the Western hemisphere are carriers of what is known as MRSA (Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus/anti-biotic resistant super-bug), due to cross-infection primarily from the routine administering of the Pneumococcal (PCV) Vaccine – in... The post PCV VACCINE EXPOSED, IS IT AN EVEN BIGGER KILLER THAN THE MMR VACCINE? appeared first on Healing Oracle.


Amanda-Mary at Healing Oracle - 6 hours ago
Many nutritionists consider the avocado, which is native to the region stretching from the central highlands of Mexico to the Pacific Coast of Central America, to be one of the healthiest fruits in the world.... The post AVOCADOS CAN HELP FIGHT DISEASE & CANCER, AS WELL AS BALANCE HORMONES appeared first on Healing Oracle.

DOJ Announces 18-Count Superseding Indictment Against Julian Assange…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 6 hours ago
The U.S. Department of Justice announces an 18-count superseding indictment (full pdf below) against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Criminal prosecution of Assange is being sought under the espionage act. (Via U.S. DOJ) […] The superseding indictment alleges that Assange was … Continue reading →

"The thing that strikes me more and more is the extraordinary viciousness of political controversy in our time. Nobody seems to feel that an opponent deserves a fair hearing or that the objective truth matters as long as you can score a neat debating point." #QotD

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*"The thing that strikes me more and more is the extraordinary viciousness of political controversy in our time. Nobody seems to feel that an opponent deserves a fair hearing or that the objective truth matters as long as you can score a neat debating point." * ~ George Orwell, 1944 . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with link and attribution.

MI House supports federal act to protect banks doing business with marijuana firms

Bart Schaneman at Marijuana Business Daily - 6 hours ago
Michigan House legislators adopted a resolution that asks the U.S. Congress to make laws providing protection to banks that take medical cannabis businesses as customers. The resolution urges Congress to pass the Secure and Fair Enforcement Bank Act (SAFE Act) and notes that “because of the federal prohibition, there is an extreme risk to provide financial […] MI House supports federal act to protect banks doing business with marijuana firms is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

New Jersey Assembly approves medical cannabis expansion

Jeff Smith at Marijuana Business Daily - 6 hours ago
The New Jersey Assembly on Thursday voted 65-5, with six abstentions, to expand the state’s medical marijuana program, a measure that could significantly boost sales in what has become a fast-growing market. The measure paves the way for the state to issue additional business licenses, cannabis home delivery and a more-liberal MMJ recommendation process. MMJ […] New Jersey Assembly approves medical cannabis expansion is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Marijuana firm MedMen closes initial $80 million in funding from Gotham Green

Nick Thomas at Marijuana Business Daily - 6 hours ago
MedMen, a multistate cannabis company based in California, said it closed on an initial $80 million tranche of funding from New York private equity group Gotham Green Partners (GGP). The money is the first part of a $250 million convertible credit facility with GGP that MedMen secured in March. More details on the funding can […] Marijuana firm MedMen closes initial $80 million in funding from Gotham Green is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

TerrAscend reports quarterly net loss on cannabis revenues of CA$14.6 million

Nick Thomas at Marijuana Business Daily - 6 hours ago
TerrAscend, a Toronto-based vertically integrated marijuana company, reported revenues of 14.6 million Canadian dollars ($10.95 million) for the quarter ended March 31, 2019, with a net loss of CA$11.2 million. The company did not report revenues for the comparable quarter in 2018. Its net loss for that period was CA$2.35 million. During the quarter, TerrAscend […] TerrAscend reports quarterly net loss on cannabis revenues of CA$14.6 million is a post from: Marijuana Business Daily: Financial, Legal & Cannabusiness news for cannabis entrepreneurs

Defiant Texas Mom Opposes Tyrannical Medical Doctors Trying to Medically Kidnap Newborn Unvaccinated Baby

AdminM at Health Impact News - 6 hours ago
Texas mom and InfoWars reporter Millie Weaver recently went public and talked about her experience with medical doctors regarding her newborn unvaccinated baby. Millie explains how she wanted to have a natural vaginal birth, even after her first child was born by cesarean (VBAC), but her doctors disagreed, and so her baby was born via C-section. As a result, they had to suction fluids out of the back of her mouth. At her baby's first doctor visit, they observed something at the back of her throat, which was probably a result of the suction process during the cesarean birth. But doc... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 6 hours ago
The Party of Ideas is spreading thoughtful critiques again: Distorted videos of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), altered to make her sound as if she’s drunkenly slurring her words, are spreading rapidly across social media.... The video of Pelosi’s onstage speech Wednesday at a Center for American Progress event, in which she said President Trump’s refusal to cooperate with congressional investigations was tantamount to a “coverup," was subtly edited to make her voice sound garbled and warped. It was then circulated widely across Twitter, YouTube and Facebook. One version, po... more »

Why Are There So Many Lunatics in the Democrat Party?

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 6 hours ago
*POST # 5,000!* *Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Lunatic - Tenn.)* I'm sorry, you'll have to forgive me, or praise me (your choice) but I just cannot look at Congressman Steve Cohen and not see Lon Chaney's 1925 Phantom of the Opera with glasses on. Sometimes I can't keep from bursting out laughing. And if there is one thing we all can thank DJT for, is exposing the crazy train load of anti-Semites and lunatics like this guy in the democrat party. The Tennessee Representative's CNN & MSNBC appearances are somewhere near bazaar to say the least. There was plenty for us to make fun of in the Ba... more »

The F-35 of Walls: $1.57 Billion Spent for Just 1.7 Miles of Fence on the U.S.-Mexico Border

Task and Purpose at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Task and Purpose* *Economics, Americas* [image: By Airman 1st Class Christopher Callaway - https://www.dvidshub.net/image/1140340, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=39549998] So little for so much. The F-35 Joint Strike Program may be the most expensive weapons program in modern military history, but it looks as though the new border wall is giving the beleaguered aircraft a run for its money. On Tuesday, a government lawyer disclosed in a court filing to a federal judge in Oakland, California that Customs and Border Patrol personnel had only manag... more »

Here Is How the Israeli Navy Will Sink Your 'Battleship'

War Is Boring at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*War Is Boring* *Security, * [image: By Marco Kuntzsch - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=31793985] With a new torpedo, that's how. Submarines and torpedoes are among the most closely-guarded and sensitive topics among navies. True to type, a recent announcement by the Israeli navy about the adoption of a new torpedo came with few details. But it appears to be an interesting torpedo — more advanced, with state-of-the-art technology. The Kaved will become the Israeli navy’s primary attack torpedo for years. *This article by Robert Beckhusen or... more »

Rio Tinto accused of 'cutting corners' on safety amid mystery over executive's departure

Matt Garrick And Zoe Walker at Just In - 7 hours ago
Multinational mining giant Rio Tinto is accused of "putting production over safety" at a Northern Territory mine site by the Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union and employees.

The Indigenous cattle company with a pioneering vision for economic prosperity

Matt Bamford at Just In - 7 hours ago
A bold business move has helped one Indigenous-owned cattle company stand alongside Australia's billionaires with a unique vision for economic success.

Masses to inundate tiny WA town to witness rare 'diamond necklace' hybrid eclipse

Rebecca Parish at Just In - 7 hours ago
Exmouth has begun planning for up to 50,000 visitors who will descend on the town in 2023 to chase a 76-second glimpse of a hybrid solar eclipse and its "diamond necklace".

Live: NSW Now: Police lay 169 animal trafficking charges, ATM parts pulled from river

Just In - 7 hours ago
MORNING BRIEFING: Police seize a number of animals, including two deceased crocodiles, and charge a Sydney man with animal abuse and trafficking offences, while an ATM is found in the Edward River in the state's south after a series of ram raids.

The confusing terminology of monetary policy

Scott Sumner at Econlib - 7 hours ago
As if monetary policy is not confusing enough, the terminology is also ambiguous, with terms used in inconsistent ways. For instance, is the Fed targeting interest rates, or are they targeting inflation? Consider the following flow chart, showing two possible monetary policy targets. At the bottom you have the actual tools that the central bank […] The post The confusing terminology of monetary policy appeared first on Econlib.

Who is Going to Run a Perfect World?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - The free and independent individual has never been more important.

Unplanned Effectively Banned in Canada for “Content”

Raven Clabough at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: unplanned-effectively-banned-in-canada-for-content] Leftist intolerance is on full display in Canada, where three of the nation’s largest movie distributors — Landmark, Cineplex, and Mongrel Media — have banned the pro-life film *Unplanned*.

The Nihilists Demand Their “Rights” from Civil Society

SafeSpace at 'Nox & Friends - 7 hours ago
Once upon a time, our nation’s legal system had as its goals the maintenance of civil behavior, the protection of the most vulnerable members of society, and the promotion of the common good. By the end of the Reconstruction period, these goals were extended to all citizens of this nation regardless of race or biological sex. Now, thanks to the enlightened American Left, much of that has changed. The amoral freaks that make up perhaps ten percent of our population, think America has to be “fundamentally transformed” to support their vile behavior and nihilistic agenda. Nowhere is th... more »

Narendra Modi turned the threat of nuclear war into a stunning electoral victory

Siobhan Heanue at Just In - 7 hours ago
Record unemployment. Crippling debts. Tensions with a nuclear enemy. It's been a tough few years for Indians, but they returned Narendra Modi to office on a wave of populism, not policy.

Australia as 100 people: What the electorate thinks — and how they voted

Catherine Hanrahan, Simon Elvery, Joshua Byrd And Matt Liddy at Just In - 7 hours ago
If Australia were made up of just 100 people, what would they think about the big issues facing the country — and how did they vote?

'Human stupidity': Power company fined after signing up woman with dementia

Kristian Silva at Just In - 7 hours ago
Joan Ford, 86, said she was living in aged care and did not operate a business, however a telemarketer from 1st Energy still ploughed ahead and signed her up for a company electricity plan.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange facing 17 new US charges

Just In - 7 hours ago
A new indictment accuses the Australian of conspiring with army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning to obtain classified national defence documents, including reports on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Small cities are 'the new black', but you'll have trouble finding a flat in this one

Ellen Coulter at Just In - 7 hours ago
Steven Burgess has spent the past three decades creating better cities overseas and interstate, consulting on transport and city planning. When he moved back to his hometown of Hobart, the engineer and urban strategist was shocked.

The election result wasn't good news for women in Parliament. This is why

Just In - 7 hours ago
This election saw a small rise in women's representation, a likely fall in women in positions with a path to party leadership and the return of a government damned by women in its own ranks as misogynist, writes Chris Wallace.

'Admit your wrongdoings': the rise and rise of public confessions

Just In - 7 hours ago
Hop over to YouTube and you'll find reams of "apology videos", while on Reddit, people anonymously confess to their deepest, darkest sins. When and why did the internet become an "apology machine"?

The dark side to the rise of 'side hustles'

Dannielle Maguire at Just In - 7 hours ago
Like an oversized handbag and comically-large coffee was in the early 2000s, the "side hustle" seems to be the latest "it" accessory, and it's splashed all over social media.

Sultan of Brunei returns Oxford degree after gay-sex death penalty backlash

Just In - 7 hours ago
Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah returns his honorary Oxford degree after a global backlash, fronted by celebrities including Elton John and George Clooney, for proposing the death penalty for gay sex and adultery.

The 'Slaughter' House: ANZ's plans to thwart one of Australia's biggest-ever financial investigations

Mario Christodoulou at Just In - 7 hours ago
Porsches and $5-million bonuses, drinking and late night strip clubbing — we go deep into one of Australia's biggest-ever corporate investigations.

Pelosi says Trump threw 'temper tantrum', suggests intervention

Just In - 7 hours ago
US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accuses the President of throwing a "temper tantrum" at a meeting with Democratic congressional leaders, suggesting a family or staff "intervention" after a dramatic blow-up at a White House meeting.

Papadopoulos and Downer tell us about the drink date that started the Mueller investigation

Matthew Bevan And Ruby Jones at Just In - 7 hours ago
It was a single drink in a London wine bar that tipped investigators to a possible connection between Donald Trump's campaign and Russia. For the first time, both men give their accounts of the evening.

The Indigenous Round will see moving ceremonies and grand sentiments — and then what?

Richard Hinds at Just In - 7 hours ago
This weekend, both the AFL and NRL are celebrating the vast contribution of Indigenous players — but are they merely appropriating Indigenous culture for yet another orgy of feel-good celebration that does more to advance corporate interests rather than those it purports to honour?

Don't be put off by the blokey stereotype of share investing. Here's what you need to know

Emily Stewart at Just In - 7 hours ago
Don't know your bulls from your bears or your dividends from diversification? We've had a look at investing in the share market.

Driver’s License Photos of Almost Half of US Adults Now Are Being Used in Virtual Line-Ups by Law Enforcement

Perpetual Line Up at Need To Know - 7 hours ago
Law enforcement networks include over 117-million American adults. It is unknown how this impacts privacy, civil liberties, or even accuracy of results.

Defiant Texas Mom Opposes Tyrannical Medical Doctors Trying to Medically Kidnap Newborn Unvaccinated Baby

Admin at Medical Kidnap - 7 hours ago
Texas mom and InfoWars reporter Millie Weaver recently went public and talked about her experience with medical doctors regarding her newborn unvaccinated baby. Millie explains how she wanted to have a natural vaginal birth, even after her first child was born by cesarean (VBAC), but her doctors disagreed, and so her baby was born via C-section. As a result, they had to suction fluids out of the back of her mouth. At her baby's first doctor visit, they observed something at the back of her throat, which was probably a result of the suction process during the cesarean birth. But doc... more »

Why Advertising Doesn't Work Very Well - People Profiled By Demographics Actually Agree On Little

Hank Campbell at Science 2.0 blogs - 7 hours ago
If you want to annoy someone in their late 30s, joke that all they care about are avocado toast points or beard grooming or running off to Coachella when a project needs to be finished. Because *they are millennials*. You can also stereotype Baby Boomers or Generation X(1) and get a rise out of them. Everyone seems to know that these "generation" classifications were entirely manufactured by advertisers, but they caught on and have become part of the lexicon. Advertisers created these sweeping generalizations based on demographics. Yet they may not be right at all. They may even be... more »

Latest From The British Press

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 7 hours ago
My best friend from high school in England (50 years ago) just sent this over. The press imagines that England’s coasts will be underwater soon. This is what the East Sussex coast looked like 1,700 years ago when Romans built … Continue reading →

Trump Wants 10K More Troops In The Middle East. For What?

Daniel McAdams at 7 hours ago
Just over a week since it was floated that 120,000 US troops could go to the Middle East to confront Iran, now we are hearing that the president wants 10,000 troops. Where will they be based? Are they to go up against Iran's military? Or are there other targets in mind? Tune in to today's Liberty Report:

Comcast Plans In-Home Health Surveillance and Medical Tracking Device

Activist Post at Activist Post - 7 hours ago
By Nicholas West “Comcast is already in talks with hospitals about taking on shared savings — if it can keep people from expensive emergency room... more »

Hoyer Admits Why They're Not Impeaching Trump: Partisan Political Calculations, Despite All The Mounting Evidence-- SHAME, SHAME, SHAME!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Wednesday morning Pelosi and Schumer headed over to the White House to discuss an already doomed infrastructure plan (and to be booted out by the always gracious Señor Trumpanzee). A reporter asked her about the closed door Democratic Party caucus she had just left (not even chiefs of staff were allowed in-- just members). She told him-- and his tape recorder: "It was a very positive meeting, a respectful sharing of ideas. And I think a very impressive presentation by our chairs. We do believe it is important to follow the facts, that no one is above the law, including the presid... more »

Modern Day Heroes: A Celebration

cmaadmin at Diverse - 8 hours ago
As Juneteenth approaches, it is important to extend our celebrations beyond the accomplishments of the past. Many of us have been inspired by the giants of the past - Dr. Martin Luther King, Dr. W.E.B Du Bois, Malcolm X and others. Driven by a sense of duty to their communities, they were willing to dedicate themselves to the traditions of social justice. By preparing themselves with a quality education they were able to understand the foundational reasons leading to social and economic despair. It was James Baldwin who helped many of us understand that poverty and social inequities... more »

The U.S. Government is Like a Bad Dad

Caitlin Johnstone at The Ghion Journal - 8 hours ago
Originally published on Caitlin’s website on May 22, 2019. There’s a house on the block where a large family lives, and it gets pretty abusive in there. The kids hardly ever get to see a doctor and there’s never enough money for them to afford decent clothes or go on holiday, and a disproportionately large number of them get locked in their rooms as punishment for silly, arbitrary offenses which could have been prevented with… The post The U.S. Government is Like a Bad Dad appeared first on The Ghion Journal.

Reconciled rebels seize Syrian military intel base in western Daraa

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.) – Several reconciled rebel fighters attacked a Syrian military intelligence base in the western countryside of the Dara’a Governorate on Thursday. According to a source in Daraa, the reconciled rebels attacked the Syrian military intelligence base in the town of Jillin. These former Free Syrian Army (FSA) fighters then took over […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Iran will not surrender even if bombed – Rouhani

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
Iran will not surrender its independence and dignity in the face of US pressure even if it is bombed, President Hassan Rouhani said amid Tehran’s ongoing standoff with Washington. Iran now faces an attack that is more complex than any it had faced before, Rouhani said at a ceremony commemorating the 1980s Iran-Iraq war. The […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russia slams US naval presence off the coast of Venezuela

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
The presence of US warships off Venezuela does not enhance confidence, Russian Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova told a briefing on Thursday. According to the diplomat, on May 9, a warship of the US Coast Guard was spotted 20 kilometers off the Venezuelan port of La Guaira. “This activity only aggravates the situation and does […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Militants attack Hama Airport in retaliation for Russian, Syrian strikes: video

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels in the Idlib countryside attacked the Hama Military Airport this evening following a powerful assault by the Russian and Syrian air forces. According to a report from the area, the jihadist rebels attempted to bomb the Hama Airport using their attack drones. The report said the Syrian […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Full report from the ongoing battle for northwestern Syria: map

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 P.M.) – The battle for northwestern Syria has recently intensified following a large-scale counter-offensive by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and their Turkish-backed rebel allies. On Tuesday, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and their allies were able to score an important advance in northwestern Hama when their forces managed to retake the key town of Kafr […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Zoos abrogate their position of trust by misleading the public about polar bears

Hifast at Climate Collections - 8 hours ago
Originally posted on polarbearscience: Since at least 2007, zoos around the world have proudly partnered with climate change activist organization Polar Bears International to ‘educate’ the public about the plight of polar bears. Although contrary to all expectations, polar bear numbers have increased slightly since the abrupt decline of sea ice in 2007 yet zoos…

Back in 2015, Iran Staged a Massive Mock Attack on a U.S. Aircraft Carrier

War Is Boring at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*War Is Boring* *Security, Middle East* [image: By U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate 3rd Class Elizabeth Thompson. - This Image was released by the United States Navy with the ID 031103-N-6536T-006 (next).This tag does not indicate the copyright status of the attached work. A normal copyright tag] Any guesses as to why? *Some scary history. * Iran has carried out a massive attack on a mock version of an American Nimitz-class aircraft carrier. Tehran wanted everyone to know about it—state TV broadcasted the military exercise live. *(This first appeared back in 2015.)* It’s ... more »

Aircraft Carrier vs. Aircraft Carrier: The Day the U.S. Navy Crushed Imperial Japan

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *Security, Asia* [image: By Alexpl - Own work, CC BY 3.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3293934] History was changed forever during this battle. *The American air raids on the Marianas continued through June 15, and U.S. ships began an additional bombardment of the islands. On June 15, three divisions of American troops, two Marine divisions and one Army division, went ashore on Saipan, and Toyoda committed nearly the entire Japanese Navy to a counterattack. Toyoda wired Ozawa that he was to attack the Americans and annihilate their fl... more »

Explainer: Was This the Real F-52 Fighter?

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * Maybe. *A jet that never made it into real life. * President Donald Trump last year told reporters that the United States had delivered the F-52 to Norway. The statement was obviously a mistake; there is no such thing as an F-52 yet. The aircraft only exists in the context of a video game called “Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare”—however, there was once a real world concept that looks similar to the fiction jet. *(This first appeared last year.)* “In November we started delivering the first F-52s and F-35 fighter jets,” Trump said. “We have a total o... more »

President Trump Delivers Remarks on Supporting Farmers and Ranchers – 3:15pm EDT Livestream…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 8 hours ago
President Trump is holding a White House event to support Farmers and Ranchers and announce a transitionary aid package to help during the restructuring of the global supply chain and a reset in U.S-China engagement. Anticipated start time 3:15pm EDT. … Continue reading →

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wins Big in India…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 8 hours ago
The headlines are once again examples of an ideological media. “Stunning”, “surprising”, “unexpected”, etc. However, far from the headline ideology; in a result that is splendidly falling into place for a much more consequential geopolitical landscape; things are going swimmingly… … Continue reading →

Does a Photograph of a Large Crowd Show a PA Trump Rally?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
Fifty years and a whole lot of cultural differences separate these two events.

Jenna Fischer Sex Tape? Trolls Spread Deepfake Video of ‘The Office’ Star

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
Manipulated videos and images of character Pam Beasley from "The Office" were spread on social media in May 2019.

Do Studies Show That Tattooed Parents Are More Likely to Neglect Their Children?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
A troll’s website from 2015 named “Christians Against Tattoos” produced dubious memes that remained alive and well years later.

Facebook: Fake Account Removal Doubles in 6 Months to 3 Billion

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
Facebook said it saw a “steep increase” in the creation of abusive, fake accounts in the past six months.

NBC-TV in L.A. counteracts fake news!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*THURSDAY, MAY 23, 2019New York Times gives Harris a pass:* A funny thing happened when Candidate Harris offered her gender pay gap proposal. For background, see Tuesday's report. NBC4 in Los Angeles offered some very limited push-back against the candidate's statistical claims. The station's slightly uncertain push-back went exactly like this: NBC4, via CITY NEWS SERVICE (5/19/19): The gender pay gap is the ratio of female-to-male median or average yearly earnings. *Liberals customarily attribute it to discrimination. Conservatives have cited such factors as men being more likel... more »