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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

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Native Americans and belief in lost tribes of Israel by American Jews

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 17 hours ago
I’m not sure when I first heard of the Lost Tribes of Israel, it was years ago and never part of my faith tradition, but I think it was in connection with the Mormons. https://claudemariottini.com/2006/02/17/the-mormon-church-and-the-lost-tribes-of-israel/ This article at Jewish Learning traces the belief that Native Americans were descended from the Jews dispersed in the 8th century BC by the Assyrians to a 17th century Dutch Rabbi, Manasseh ben Israel who wrote *The Hope of Israel* (1650). https://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/native-americans-jews-the-lost-tribes-episode/ ... more »

The Great Switch: The Morphing of Liberalism into Socialism

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 17 hours ago
Jacques Barzun, in his book *From Dawn to Decadence: 1500 to The Present*, notes that the European intellectuals and politicians threw political vocabulary into disorder by morphing liberalism into socialism. Here’s an excerpt from Part IV, Section I, “The Great Illusion,” of Barzun’s book: What Shaw and all the other publicists who agitated the social question helped to precipitate was the onset of the Great Switch. It was the pressure of Socialist ideas, and mainly the Reformed groups in parliaments and the Fabian outside, that brought it about. By Great Switch I mean the reversa... more »

Cold case solved through DNA

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 17 hours ago
Dan Flynn of American Spectator reports in today’s email: “Middlesex County, Massachusetts, authorities solved a half-century old murder-rape case through DNA. The news chills in that on Saturday I drove on the street where the murder took place and walked with my kids where the victim skated with a boyfriend just prior to it. Everything looked pretty peaceful in 2018. In 1969—not so much. In the years since Michael Sumpter raped and murdered 23-year-old Harvard University grad student Jane Britton, Sumpter raped and murdered 24-year-old Mary McClain and raped and murdered 23-year-o... more »

Thanksgiving Tricks and Treats

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
Tomorrow we celebrate Thanksgiving in America. Many of us have had to radically alter family traditions to help our kids with autism navigate holidays. Food is the focus, and a traditional dinner is loaded with gluten, casein and other behavior... more »

Swampland refinement of higher-spin no-go theorems

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 17 hours ago
Dieter Lüst and two co-authors from Monkberg (Munich) managed to post the first hep-th paper today at 19:00:02 (a two-second lag is longer than usual, the timing contest wasn't too competitive): A Spin-2 Conjecture on the Swampland They articulate an interesting conjecture about the spin-two fields in quantum gravity – a conjecture of the Swampland type that is rather close to the Weak Gravity Conjecture and, in fact, may be derived from the Weak Gravity Conjecture under a mild additional assumption. In particular, they claim that whenever there are particles whose spin is two or... more »

Role of NMDA receptor autoimmunity induced by food protein containing vaccines, in the etiology of autism, type 1 diabetes, neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
Note: Despite tomorrow being America's super food consumption day..... Vinu Arumugham. (2018, October 16). Role of NMDA receptor autoimmunity induced by food protein containing vaccines, in the etiology of autism, type 1 diabetes, neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. Zenodo. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.1463601 Role... more »

This Is Why The US Coast Guard's Snipers Are Some Of The Best In The World

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Petty Officer 1st Class Jesse Pitrelli and Petty Officer 1st Class Peter Purcell at Army Sniper School at Fort Benning, Georgia, February 16, 2016. Pitrelli and Purcell are the first active-duty Coast Guardsmen in history to graduate from Army Sniper school. US Coast Guard *Business Insider:* *These photos show why the US Coast Guard's snipers are some of the best in the business* FT. LAUDERDALE, Florida — Once the Coast Guard has a suspect vessel in its sights on the high seas, there's usually nowhere for it to go, but getting it to stop isn't always easy. The crew of the Coast ... more »

Israel Closer Than Ever to Controlling Part or All of Gaza, Strategic Affairs Minister Says

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
Israel Closer Than Ever to Controlling Part or All of Gaza, Strategic Affairs Minister Says by Noa Landau, https://www.haaretz.com/ Gilad Erdan also says he will ask U.S. lawmakers to use anti-boycott laws against Airbnb following its decision to bar listings in Jewish settlements – Israel is “closer than ever” to controlling part or all of Gaza, Strategic […]

‘Cannabis smokers are far less of a threat to society than drunks’

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 18 hours ago
https://www.dailypost.co.uk/news/north-wales-news/cannabis-smokers-far-less-threat-14411073 Advertisements

Bad Breath: Find Out Bad Breath Causes, Cures and Remedies

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 18 hours ago
https://articles.mercola.com/amp/bad-breath.aspx

Safe Alternatives to Toxic Mothballs

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 18 hours ago
https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2017/10/18/amp/safe-alternatives-toxic-mothballs.aspx

The continuum of screening and early detection, awareness and faster diagnosis of lung cancer.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 18 hours ago
https://thorax.bmj.com/content/73/12/1097?etoc=

Synthetic Marijuana Approved By DEA for Medicine While The Real Thing Remains Illegal

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 18 hours ago
https://wisemindhealthybody.com/collective-evolution/synthetic-marijuana-approved-by-dea-for-medicine-while-the-real-thing-remains-illegal/?c=jer&utm_term=jer

18 Lipstick Brands That Are Full Of Cancer Causing Heavy Metals

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 18 hours ago
https://awarenessact.com/18-brands-of-lipstick-that-are-full-of-cancer-causing-heavy-metals/

The International Space Station turns 20 – in pictures.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 18 hours ago
https://www.theguardian.com/science/gallery/2018/nov/21/the-international-space-station-turns-20-in-pictures?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

Physicists are planning to build lasers so powerful they could rip apart empty space.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 18 hours ago
https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/01/physicists-are-planning-build-lasers-so-powerful-they-could-rip-apart-empty-space

10 Benefits Of Eating Black Raspberries

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 18 hours ago
https://naturalon.com/10-benefits-of-eating-black-raspberries/view-all/

4 Best, and 3 Worst, Sweeteners to Have in Your Kitchen.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 18 hours ago
http://anupamghose.com/2018/07/21/the-4-best-and-3-worst-sweeteners-to-have-in-your-kitchen/

The Geopolitical Strategy Of The US’ Global Hegemony By A Notorious Russophobe Zbigniew Brzezinski

The Duran at The Duran - 18 hours ago
The achievement of a New World Order after 1990 is being tested for some time in Washington. The post The Geopolitical Strategy Of The US’ Global Hegemony By A Notorious Russophobe Zbigniew Brzezinski appeared first on The Duran.

Trump hands over written responses to Mueller’s Russia probe questions

The Duran at The Duran - 18 hours ago
The written answers submitted by Trump Tuesday have the same legal implications as an oral testimony, meaning that if the statements are proven false, he might be accused of perjury. The post Trump hands over written responses to Mueller’s Russia probe questions appeared first on The Duran.

Russia Lures International Arms Buyers With Half-Priced, More Effective Missile System

Tyler Durden at The Duran - 18 hours ago
The Russian S-400 mobile long-range surface-to-air missile system costs around $500 million, vs. the $1 billion price tag for a US-made Raytheon Patriot Pac-2 battery. The post Russia Lures International Arms Buyers With Half-Priced, More Effective Missile System appeared first on The Duran.

Britain’s Enemy Is Not Russia But It’s Own Ruling Class, UN Report Confirms

The Duran at The Duran - 18 hours ago
In austerity Britain, who the enemy is has never been more clear. The post Britain’s Enemy Is Not Russia But It’s Own Ruling Class, UN Report Confirms appeared first on The Duran.

America Has Built 800+ Military Bases Worldwide. So Why Can’t It Build a Mexican Border Wall?

Robert Bridge at The Duran - 18 hours ago
How did America arrive at a place where such a fundamental element of nationhood – the ability to control borders from any and all outside illegal intruders – be considered a radical concept? The post America Has Built 800+ Military Bases Worldwide. So Why Can’t It Build a Mexican Border Wall? appeared first on The Duran.

US Meddles in Interpol Election in Effort to Stop Russian Leadership Role (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 18 hours ago
The Duran Quick Take: Episode 19. The post US Meddles in Interpol Election in Effort to Stop Russian Leadership Role (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Is This Russia's 6th-Generation Fighter Jet?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Zero Hedge:* *Russia "Accidentally" Exposes Model Of Hypersonic 6th-Generation Fighter Jet * Russia’s newest Su-57 fifth-generation stealth fighter jet has certainly made numerous headlines as a direct challenger to America's F-22 and or F-35 combat planes. Now, it seems Russia is outlining its path to develop a sixth-generation fighter, according to media reports. The new combat jets will be hypersonic; the first flight is scheduled for the mid-2020s. This was reported in June 2016 by TASS, citing the head of the Directorate of military aircraft programs, the United Aircraft C... more »

Cheng Two: More Notes on Two Weeks in China

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
After 12 years away, Fred Reed returns to China to find a nation transformed

America Has Built 800+ Military Bases Worldwide. So Why Can’t It Build a Mexican Border Wall?

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
Trump's campaign pledge remains – like Obama’s promise to shut down Guantanamo Bay detention center – unfulfilled

Executive reserves information about ISIS captures

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
Last month Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales revealed that security services had seized nearly 100 ISIS militants. Were they travelling through Guatemala to the U.S.?

Doctors can no longer practice honest medicine

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
A doctor explains why there is a complete health care system failure

Old Timer Jailed for Threatening to Sue County

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
Government busybodies ruin a retired veteran's life.

Tribulation Trump Vs Anarchy Acosta

Brother Nathanael Kapner at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
Brother Nathanael on the recent scrap between CNN's Jim Acosta and Donald Trump

Bipartisan Panel: US Must Prepare for ‘Horrendous,’ ‘Devastating’ War With Russia and China

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
A new report concludes that war with Russia and China is more likely than not. So the US needs more defence spending, which will be funded by cuts in social services

Many Syrian Refugees Are ‘Ordinary Criminals’ – German Journalist

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
While some were authentic refugees many more were opportunists from North Africa and the Middle East who took advantage of Merkel’s open border policy

Iran unveils Mine Resistant Ambush Protected military vehicle

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 19 hours ago
Iran’s efforts to modernise and upgrade its military in the face of Western sanctions continue

Meet the Glock 18 (the Fully Auto Glock)

Kyle Mizokami at Test Feed Using Fields - 19 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * Federal firearms laws regulating automatic weapons for the most part keep the Glock 18 out of civilian hands, although a handful of guns exist in the hands of shooting ranges and private collectors. *Federal firearms laws regulating automatic weapons for the most part keep the Glock 18 out of civilian hands, although a handful of guns exist in the hands of shooting ranges and private collectors. * In December 2003, soldiers of the U.S. Special Operations Command captured the Ace of Spades himself, Saddam Hussein. The former Iraqi president, on the ru... more »

EU Defense Ministers Agree On 17 New Joint Projects

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
Strategic Culture *Politico:* *EU to launch joint spy school, boost electronic warfare skills* *Defense ministers agreed on 17 new joint projects. POLITICO has the list.* The defense ministers of 25 EU member countries agreed Monday on a joint EU intelligence school, along with 16 other new projects, as part of their military pact. The new projects, signed off by the defense ministers of all the EU’s member countries except Denmark, Malta and the United Kingdom under the Permanent Structured Cooperation (PESCO) pact, range from improving training and facilities to boosting maritim... more »

Breaking: Jihadist rebels launch new attack on west Aleppo

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels launched a new attack on the western districts of Aleppo city, today, after a relatively quiet night. According to a military source in Aleppo city, the jihadist rebels launched several rockets and artillery shells towards Nile Street and the Al-Zahra’a Association Quarter. No casualties have been reported […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Nearly 85,000 children may have died from hunger in Yemen – monitor

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – As many as 85,000 children under the age of 5 may have died from hunger and disease since the start of the Yemeni conflict, the Save the Children organization said on Wednesday. According to Save the Children, the 85,000 number is a ‘conservative’ estimate that is based on the average […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Israeli forces enter southern Lebanon from occupied Golan Heights

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – Several soldiers from the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) entered southern Lebanon on Tuesday after they bypassed the border fence with the occupied Golan Heights. According to the state-owned National News Agency (NNA) of Lebanon, approximately 25 IDF soldiers crossed the technical fence at the border-town of Wazzani and deployed to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Iran to unveil new naval destroyer and submarine: admiral

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Deputy Coordinator of the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Navy, Admiral Habibullah Sayyari, stated on Wednesday that his nation is preparing to unveil a new naval destroyer and submarine. “We are taking steps on the eve of the age of 40 which the enemies don think with propaganda and psychological war […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian MoD hints to Turkish counterpart that Idlib operation is imminent: report

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu met with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar on Tuesday in order to discuss the ongoing situation in the Idlib province of Syria, the Damascus-based Al-Watan newspaper reported this morning. Informed sources told Al-Watan that the visit took place at the request of the Russian Defense […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkey’s purchase of Russia’s S-400 is ‘done deal’ – Turkish FM

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu considers the purchase of Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems to be a done deal that cannot be canceled. “The current deal [purchase of Russian S-400 Triumf missile systems] is a done deal, I cannot cancel it,” Reuters quoted Cavusoglu as saying after a meeting with his US counterpart Mike Pompeo. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US threatens ‘grave consequences’ to those supplying oil to Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo issued a grave threat to the nations and business entities supplying oil to the Syrian Arab Republic. “Today’s US Treasury’s action targeting the Russia-Iran oil scheme to prop up [Syrian President Bashar] Assad, and finance Hizballah & Hamas, sends a clear message: there are […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian spy jets hover over jihadist positions in Idlib

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force continued their new campaign on Tuesday to survey the jihadist positions across the Idlib Governorate. According to a military source in the Latakia Governorate, the Russian IL-20 spy planes were seen flying over the jihadist positions in the Idlib demilitarized zone. The Russian IL-20 spy planes […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

‘America First!’ – Trump defends Saudi Arabia despite Khashoggi killing (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 A.M.) -US President Donald Trump defended ties with Saudi Arabia despite its apparent involvement in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as he left the White House on Tuesday. Challenged on why he was siding with the Saudis instead of US intelligence agencies, Trump said it was in line with his “America […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian military uncovers large weapons depot with US-made M-16 rifles

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 A.M.) – The Syrian military uncovered a large weapons depot on Tuesday that was left behind by the jihadist rebels in the northern countryside of the Homs Governorate. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the military uncovered the weapons depot while combing through the key town of Al-Rastan. The SANA […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Over 1/3 of homes restored by Syrian authorities in Latakia

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
More than 400 out of the 1,500 dwelling houses destroyed in the course of the Syrian civil war have been recovered in the mountainous areas of the western Syrian Latakia Province, Sameer Islam, a representative of the local authorities who oversees construction works in the area, told reporters on Wednesday. “The program of accommodation recovery in Latakia’s […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Nature Climate Change article concludes what is already well-known, climates change

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 20 hours ago
“From the title, one would think that is a review of the literature that found threats to human society being intensified by climate change. Not so. This effort searched for papers that found negative effects on humanity from weather events … Continue reading →

The World's Largest Arms Sellers By Company And Country In 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
The world's largest arms sellers by company and country in 2016@AFPgraphics pic.twitter.com/SmfIJJznxx — AFP news agency (@AFP) November 21, 2018

LSD deactivates the brain's fear center, study finds

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
From this it appears that a micro dose could well eliminate exam fear which is highly beneficial as fear will hinder the sizing of the brain's short term processor which is no good. It may also assist in stopping stage fright and what about shy bladder? My point is that a micro-dose can become truly mainstream and perhaps made part of a therapeutic candy. The missing factor with fear is that it is a mental error over riding rational thought. Useful and necessary as a defense trigger but seriously questionable otherwise such as when you experience vertigo or freeze from height... more »

Bigfoot Harassed Me For 15 Days

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
My guess is that he had the attention of a curious young Sasquatch. Two weeks is a long time and the creature knew enough to steal his food as well. Throwing stones is expected. Again Sasquatch. The good news is that they do not hunt us. Had this been a Giant Sloth, he would have never even been aware of this creature until the fatal leap. The Bigfoot is getting more comfortable with out presence and this needs to lead to communication and trade and even cooperation as well. After all our forests do need to be groomed and managed. *Bigfoot Harassed Me For 15 Days* *Monday,... more »

The oldest weapons in North America offer a new view of prehistoric tech

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
*[image: a sliver of rock sharpened to a rounded point, on mud]* I have always wondered if the Clovis point was a unique discovery that allowed the killing of large game and that drove its general adoption. It may well have been ideal for Bison. I certainly do not think that the smaller points went out of business. Making arrows and rabbit hunting was an everyday task and supported folks when the Bison had passed. Larger kills still needed the use of jumps and other traps and was seriously dangerous. *The oldest weapons in North America offer a new view of prehistoric tech* ... more »

Top Doctors Reveal Vaccines Turn Our Immune System Against Us

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
*[image: Attacking Ourselves: Top Doctors Identify 4 Groups Most Likely to Suffer Vaccine Injury]* The central problem is the alum. The whole Vaccination meme is turning out to be Medieval. It should only be used as an emergency tool in conjunction with medical isolation as was done for SARS. We do not today vaccinate against SARS or EBOLA for that matter. As a general system it needs to be minimized and rethought or even reinvented. A lot of chronic problems we now take for granted are now suspect as possible long term Vaccine caused. Blood letting is safer. *Attacking Ourse... more »

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*by Noah* Consider tonight's meme a *DWT* exclusive. You won't see it anywhere else. Well, you probably won't see it in too many places. Fortunately, we know our discerning readers can take it and it's important to know that our mentally deranged president, while he had no fear of avoiding honoring our fallen WWI soldiers, he greatly feared the consequences of avoiding his Paris meeting with his handler Vladimir Putin. He wasn't about to let a little rain keep him from his very important date. Tonight's meme does leave one big question though: How long before the man Trumpanzee c... more »

Butte County Wildfire Update: Death Toll 81, Missing Persons 870, Lost Homes 12,637…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 21 hours ago
The latest updates from Paradise, California, according to Butte County Sheriff and Cal Fire: Two more bodies located Friday. Death toll now: 81 Number of Missing Persons rises again to: 870 [list here] Number of homes lost is now: 12,637 … Continue reading →

Escape From The Maldives

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 21 hours ago
Experts say the Maldives will drown by the end of next month. Tourists are beginning to flee on pink plastic rafts. Live Cam Kuredu Island Resort 26 Sep 1988 – Threat to islands

CO2 : The New ISIS

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 21 hours ago
The New York Times reports that carbon dioxide molecules are conspiring to produce six terror attacks on the same day. ‘Like a Terror Movie’: How Climate Change Will Cause More Simultaneous Disasters – The New York Times

Assange Under Siege... Where is Justice? With Lew Rockwell

Daniel McAdams at - 21 hours ago
What kind of justice system do we have in the US when publishers of the truth that government does not want you to know are threatened with imprisonment and even the death penalty? Ron Paul and Lew Rockwell discuss the terrible and shameful treatment of publisher, journalist, and truth-teller Julian Assange:

F-35s Do The 'Elephant Walk' Exercise

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Pilots from the @388fw and 419th Fighter Wing prepare for takeoff as part of a combat power exercise today at @HAFB to prove their ability to quickly employ a large force of @thef35 and demonstrate the jet’s readiness and lethality. #F35 📷: @usairforce photo by Cynthia Griggs pic.twitter.com/b6eav58VUx — 419th Fighter Wing (@419fw) November 19, 2018 *Warzone/The Drive:* *Two USAF Fighter Wings Line Up 35 F-35s During Type's First-Ever 'Elephant Walk' Exercise (Updated)* *These drills are important for combat units to train for high-tempo operations and it's a key milestone for t... more »

Secession From The European Union

Thierry MEYSSAN at OrientalReview.org - 22 hours ago
The way in which Germany and France are refusing the right of the United Kingdom to leave the European Union demonstrates the fact that the EU is not simply a straight-jacket - it also goes to show that the Europeans still care as little about their neighbours as they did during the two World Wars. The post Secession From The European Union appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Fruits of College Indoctrination

Walter E. Williams at rss - 22 hours ago
[image: fruits-of-college-indoctrination] Much of today's incivility and contempt for personal liberty has its roots on college campuses, and most of the uncivil and contemptuous are people with college backgrounds.

Iran Urges EU to Accelerate Efforts to Save Nuclear Deal

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Iran Urges EU to Accelerate Efforts to Save Nuclear Deal by Shi Yinglun, http://www.xinhuanet.com/ TEHRAN, Nov. 20 (Xinhua) — Iran is “frustrated” with the slow pace of European Union (EU) to help the country to benefit under its international nuclear deal after U.S. pullout from the accord in May. – Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was […]

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
US to give Saudis a pass even if crown prince behind murder of Khashoggi https://t.co/n1o5Q8dD5W@AFPgraphics factfile on major human rights concerns in Saudi Arabia pic.twitter.com/7XMj3oKhN2 — AFP news agency (@AFP) November 21, 2018 Trump asked to determine Saudi prince's 'role' in Khashoggi murder https://t.co/7GmHyZu9LT — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) November 21, 2018 Trump submits written answers to questions from special counsel https://t.co/fjB3R95cdX pic.twitter.com/GDjjJPy3Jl — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) November 21, 2018 US Navy to make Hong Kong port call after earlie... more »

MI-35 And MI-26 Size Comparison

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
MI-35 and MI-26 size comparison 😯 pic.twitter.com/znBD0GHHRw
— Rotarywing (@Rotarywings1) November 20, 2018

November 21st – 2018 Presidential Politics – Trump Administration Day #671

sundance at The Last Refuge - 23 hours ago
In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for “Presidential Politics”. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and … Continue reading →

Wednesday November 21st – Open Thread

sundance at The Last Refuge - 23 hours ago
Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those … Continue reading →

Report: U.S. Attorney John Huber Expected To Testify to House Oversight Subcommittee December 5th…

sundance at The Last Refuge - 23 hours ago
Interesting report from The Hill today quoting an interview with Representative Mark Meadows. According to the report U.S. Attorney John Huber is expected to testify to the House Subcommittee on Oversight and Reform about an investigation into the Clinton Foundation. … Continue reading →

Greg Hunter, "Wildfires Worldwide Unlike Ever Before"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"Wildfires Worldwide Unlike Ever Before"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Climate engineering researcher Dane Wigington says out of control wildfires are not just in California, but a global phenomenon and unlike ever before. Wigington explains, “Let’s look at the facts. This summer we had a state of emergency in British Columbia with nearly 600 wildfires. We had similar circumstances in Alaska, Canada, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Siberia. When you look at these massive fires in California, like the car fire over the summer or the campfire that just happened, the car fire 240,0... more »

Was Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith Photographed Wearing a Confederate Soldier’s Cap?

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 23 hours ago
The photographs of the Republican lawmaker were brought to light hours before a 20 November 2018 debate.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A North Korean guard post in the demilitarized zone is blown up in this picture taken from South Korea's territory. The two Koreas have taken steps to disarm areas along the border as part of talks between the two nations, including removing some landmines and guard posts. The Defense Ministry/Yonhap via REUTERS *WNU Editor:* The above picture came from this photo-gallery ....* Editors Choice Pictures *(Reuters).

Report: US Can't Afford To Stay Ahead Of China's Military

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A Chinese People's Liberation Army navy personnel stands guard on their Jiangkai II class vessel, CNS Yulin, during a display of warships in Singapore. Reuters *David Wroe, Sydney Morning Herald:* *US can't afford to stay ahead of China's military, former Pentagon official warns* A former top Pentagon official says the United States will struggle to stay ahead of China militarily if it sticks to its budget strategy of tax cuts and massive deficits. The report by former deputy assistant secretary of defence, David Ochmanek, warns that if it loses its military edge, the United State... more »

Will The U.K. Face Up To The Catastrophe BREXIT Has Become?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I just returned from Istanbul on Sunday evening and I'm happy to share some of the observations I had while I was there-- even beyond the fact that when I first went there in 1969 the only Americans who went there were looking for cheap dugs and that today it's the same thing, except instead of hash they're buying pharmaceuticals that are too expensive back home-- before I forget them all, likely by this evening. Even in Turkey, where many people are still seething about not being accepted into the EU, everyone is talking about BREXIT, even without having John Oliver to make it a... more »

The People We Are Dealing With …

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 1 day ago
You really can’t make this stuff up …. Susan Lowy on Twitter:

“No One Should Escape Accountability For Such A Heinous Act”

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 1 day ago
Former CIA Director John Brennan says that killing journalists is a heinous act, and no one should escape accountability for it. John O. Brennan on Twitter: “No one ishould escape accountability for such a heinous act. https://t.co/exQrZKybhk” And he should … Continue reading →

Consciousness

Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 1 day ago
There’s a new book explaining consciousness as the bedrock of reality, rather than an epiphenomenon of the human brain by Mark Gober, and available on Kindle etc, An End to Upside Down Thinking, and a short video presentation, H/T Thunderbolts.info … Continue reading →

Another Maunder Mystery

Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 1 day ago
A former civilisation in Western Tibet ceased in 1630 AD? H/T YouTube

Chet Raymo

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“In A Dark Time...”* by Chet Raymo “I've quoted a few of these lines before, from a poem by Charles Simic: "It's like fishing in the dark. Our thoughts are the hooks, Our heart the raw bait. We cast the line past all believing Into the night sky Until it's lost to sight." In a sense, that's the story of my life: a long love affair with the night sky. My first book of popular science was “365 Starry Nights”. My first book of personal prose was “The Soul of the Night: An Astronomical Pilgrimage”. “An Intimate Look at the Night Sky” followed much later, but every book in between, fict... more »

China's PLA: The Military Must Move Beyond A Self-Defense Strategy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Photo: World Affairs Board *SCMP:* *China’s military must move beyond simple self-defence strategy, PLA says* * Forces need to respond to rapid technological change, army says * PLA social media commentary calls on planners to ‘break passive situation’ Planners with China’s ground forces must not be caught out by the rapid evolution of warfare and technology in the 21st century and must prepare to move beyond a strategy of simple self-defence, the People’s Liberation Army said. China’s leadership has stressed the need for combat readiness and increased training. In a tour of the S... more »

"Reality..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Reality is what we take to be true. What we take to be true is what we believe. What we believe is based upon our perceptions. What we perceive depends upon what we look for. What we look for depends upon what we think. What we think depends upon what we perceive. What we perceive determines what we believe. What we believe determines what we take to be true. What we take to be true is our reality." - Gary Zukav

“The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Science of Stress and How Our Emotions * *Affect Our Susceptibility to Burnout and Disease”* by Maria Popova "I had lived thirty good years before enduring my first food poisoning - odds quite fortunate in the grand scheme of things, but miserably unfortunate in the immediate experience of it. I found myself completely incapacitated to erect the pillars of my daily life - too cognitively foggy to read and write, too physically weak to work out or even meditate. The temporary disability soon elevated the assault on my mind and body to a new height of anguish: an intense experie... more »

Free Download: Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, "On Death and Dying"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The 5 Stages of Grief & Loss"* By Julie Axelrod "The 5 stages of grief and loss are: 1. Denial and isolation; 2. Anger; 3. Bargaining; 4. Depression; 5. Acceptance. People who are grieving do not necessarily go through the stages in the same order or experience all of them. The stages of grief and mourning are universal and are experienced by people from all walks of life, across many cultures. Mourning occurs in response to an individual’s own terminal illness, the loss of a close relationship, or to the death of a valued being, human, or animal. There are five stages of grief t... more »

Meet the Russian Army's Super 'Gun' That Can Destroy a City

Sebastien Roblin at Test Feed Using Fields - 1 day ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, * The 2S4 has no equivalent in Western militaries. This is because its main task—destroying immobile, fortified strongpoints with its powerful shells—is typically performed by airstrikes using precision-guided munitions such as JDAMs *Unfortunately, these practical characteristics have also enabled the M240 mortar’s use in prolonged and indiscriminate bombardments of civilian targets.* Self-propelled heavy mortar carriers are ubiquitous in modern mechanized armies. Mounted on light armored carriers and placed at the disposal of battalion commanders... more »

Meet the 5 Best Guns for Police (Glock and Sig Sauer Top the List)

Kyle Mizokami at Test Feed Using Fields - 1 day ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * Here are five guns well suited for police, including handguns, rifles and shotguns. *A rise in gun violence during the 1990s, and a handful of incidents in which law enforcement armed with revolvers were outgunned by better-armed criminals, led to the widespread adoption of semiautomatic handguns. One of those adopted by police across the United States was the Sig Sauer P226.* American law enforcement faces a unique challenge: keeping the peace in a country with an estimated three hundred million guns in circulation. Although the overwhelming majorit... more »

Meet the 5 Best Handguns, Shotguns and Military Rifles on the Planet

Kyle Mizokami at Test Feed Using Fields - 1 day ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * Simply the best of the best. *The Heckler and Koch 416 assault rifle is arguably a step up from the M4 carbine. Outwardly similar to the M4 in appearance, internally the rifle uses a gas-piston operating system, not the direct-impingement system used by the M4. * (*These all appeared seperately during the last seven months and is being reposted thanks to reader interest.) * *5 Best Handguns:* The bustling global arms trade has resulted in many excellent handguns in the last hundred years. Some of the best handguns are more than a hundred years ol... more »

Progressives Believe Your Microwave can both Freeze and Cook Your Food

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 1 day ago
Has no one told you that colder and more extreme winters are a side effect of global warming? — Lauren (@laurendanford) January 2, 2018 Somehow, without ever explaining the mechanism, Progressives believe that CO2 can actually cause cooling and warming. That is literally like saying that your microwave oven can both freeze and cook food. … Continue reading "Progressives Believe Your Microwave can both Freeze and Cook Your Food"

Walmart Thanksgiving/Black Friday Coupon Scams

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Walmart stores are not distributing free coupons via Facebook as part of Thanksgiving or Black Friday promotions.

Harnessing the power of the stars — Could fusion power the future?

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 1 day ago
Abundant, affordable energy is essential to our future. Is fusion the answer? The post Harnessing the power of the stars — Could fusion power the future? appeared first on CFACT.

An agricultural solution in search of a problem

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 1 day ago
By John Thoming Almond milk, as well as soy milk and other such products, have been on the market for decades. So, why the sudden interest in tripping up California’s almond farmers with an unfair and ill-conceived regulation? The post An agricultural solution in search of a problem appeared first on CFACT.