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Thomas Paine

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Friday, May 25, 2018

25 May - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:05 pm MDT

New Zealand Warming Disputed

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 12 hours ago
A dust up over the temperature trend in New Zealand is discussed at the the climate conversation New Zealand Response to NIWA comment on de Freitas reanalysis of the NZ temperature record by Barry Brill, Chairman of the New Zealand Climate Science Coalition. Excerpts with my bolds. Conclusions de Freitas finds that New Zealand has experienced an […]

Re-Writing Fukushima Histories

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
A newly published study describes researchers' detection of cesium-rich microparticles, both inside and outside the Fukushima Daiichi exclusion zone in Japan. The study is behind a paywall and I've not read it yet, but will follow up with any particularly interesting findings beyond those cited in the abstract below: Ryohei Ikehara, Mizuki Suetake, Tatsuki Komiya, Genki Furuki, Asumi Ochiai, Shinya Yamasaki, William R. Bower, Gareth T. W. Law, Toshihiko Ohnuki, Bernd Grambow, Rodney C. Ewing, and Satoshi Utsunomiya. Novel Method of Quantifying Radioactive Cesium-Rich Microparticle... more »

Review Ballard, John, from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
*Review Ballard, John, from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq, Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2010* *from storm to Freedom, America’s Long War with Iraq* by John Ballard attempts to take the long view of the conflict between the United States and Iraq starting with the Gulf War through the sanctions to the 2003 invasion and Iraq War. This seems a natural history as the Gulf War was when Washington first came into conflict with Baghdad, and Saddam Hussein remaining in power afterward set the stage for the following decades. The main drawback is that Ballard is a mili... more »

This Day In Iraqi History - May 25

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
1940 Iraq For Min Said said England and France should grant Syria and Palestine Independence to counter Axis propaganda 1941 Hitler Order 30 Germany would support Arabs against British especially in Iraq 1948 Iraqi forces took Geulim and reached Kfar Yona and Ein Vered 1st Arab- Israeli War 1983 7,000 Turkish troops moved 18 mi into Kurdistan to attack PKK bases Iraq and Turkey had agreement to allow cross border ops vs Kurds 1988 Iraq using chemical weapons pushed Iran out of Shalmache bridgehead in Basra 1999 Clinton Natl Sec Adv Berger met with...more »

World News Briefs -- May 25, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Daily Mail:** 'We're talking to them right now. They very much want to do it, we'd like to do it': Trump says June 12 with nuclear summit STILL a possibility a day after cancelling talks with Kim* * Trump wrote to Kim Jong-un to pull out of planned June 12 nuclear talks * Hours later he allowed that the summit still could happen * But in the same breath he warned Kim Jong-un that the U.S. military stands willing to hold him in check – and South Korea and Japan would foot the bill * Trump wrote in his letter to Kim: You talk about your nuclear capabilities, but ours are so massive ...more »

“Babilônia Feira Hype” Returns to Rio this Weekend

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 12 hours ago
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Babilônia Feira Hype fair is back to Rio this weekend, May 26th and 27th. Happening from 2PM to 10PM, this edition will take to Parque das Figueiras, in Lagoa, 150 exhibitors from diverse creative industry sectors, like design, fashion and visual arts. Part of […]

The Five Best Bars in Rio de Janeiro’s Zona Norte

Contributing Reporter at The Rio Times - 12 hours ago
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio’s Zona Norte (North Zone) is often less explored by foreigners, however, many Cariocas believe that the less white-washed, down-to-earth heart of the city offers a much more authentic experience. Where better to find this out than in the five best bars in of Zona […]

Mix this with orange juice to flush nicotine out of your body

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
By Abbey Ryan Quitting a smoking habit is hard. Many try and subsequently fail. Others try, succeed, and later relapse. A lucky few manage to eliminate the habit altogether. Of those, many turn to vapes, pipes, marijuana, or cigars to appease the smoking urge. Perhaps you’ve tried the quitting-cold-turkey method, the nicotine patch, and even hypnosis; all […] The post Mix this with orange juice to flush nicotine out of your body appeared first on Health Nut News.

After this, your heart attack risk soars by 21 times

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
By Dr. Mercola Did you know that every feeling you have affects some part of your body? While positive emotions such as gratitude have been scientifically linked to a number of beneficial health effects, negative emotions and stress can wreak havoc — especially if you’re not exercising or eating right, as both of these can ease pessimism […] The post After this, your heart attack risk soars by 21 times appeared first on Health Nut News.

This little boy has “Childhood Alzheimer’s” he’s not the only one

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
We are so sorry for this family. Please read their story, from their GoFundMe page below, and help if you are able: My son is dying. There’s no other way to say it. My beautiful, perfect little boy…is dying. As I lay him down to sleep each night, my tears overflow, and a deep aching is […] The post This little boy has “Childhood Alzheimer’s” he’s not the only one appeared first on Health Nut News.

"Everybody Plays Games" Trump hints June 12th Meeting with NK may be "on again"

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
Yes, Everybody Plays games... *But on White House Stationery?* Beam Me Up Scottie! Meanwhile........ *Russia launches four missiles in salvo from nuclear submarine in test fire*

Legacy

Peter Greene at CURMUDGUCATION - 13 hours ago
I walked into this building as a seventh grader in 1969. I'll walk out of it as a retiree in less than two weeks. You get asked a lot of questions when you retire, many of which have the unintended consequence of poking you right in the feels. (I'm definitely not crying at least once a day, but if I did, I would at least manage to do it when I'm not in front of anybody.) Some are pretty basic (what are you going to do with that filing cabinet) and some dig a little deeper, like the comments about my legacy. Some folks have even offered to watch after my legacy, to preserve it, and ... more »

Is The Democratic Big Tent Big Enough For Homophobes? What About KKK Members?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
*Anti-LGBTQ Democrat, Blue Dog Colin Peterson (MN)* On July 7, 2011, notorious and deranged homophobe Virginia Foxx (R-NC) offered an amendment to a defense bill. There were only 19 homophobic Democrats who crossed the aisle to vote with the anti-LGBT Republicans. Most of them have been driven out of Congress but these are these 5 still serving *•* Sanford Bishop (Blue Dog-GA) *•* Henry Cuellar (Blue Dog-TX) *•* Joe Donnelly (Blue Dog-IN) *•* Dan Lipinski (Blue Dog-IL) *•* Colin Peterson (Blue Dog-MN) Foxx's intent with the resolution was to prohibit funds provided by a Defense De... more »

"Writing books is not like frying shrimp"

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 13 hours ago
That's the title of my post this morning at Mad Genius Club. If you'd like to learn more about some of the steps involved in writing and publishing a book, click over there and read. Peter

Propaganda: Fight for the Minds of Children

Dennis Behreandt at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: propaganda-fight-for-the-minds-of-children] For the better part of a century, the total state in its various permutations has sought to build its legitimacy by both using and targeting children in propaganda campaigns.

KIM CAVES – North Korea begs Trump to save Singapore summit

Ricky Twisdale at The Duran - 13 hours ago
Less than 24 hours after the US president canceled the June 12th meeting, Pyongyang says it will meet Trump 'anytime, any way' More The post KIM CAVES – North Korea begs Trump to save Singapore summit appeared first on The Duran.

‘Ukrainian politicians are enemies to all Slavs’ — head of Serbian Church

Jesse Dominick at The Duran - 13 hours ago
Those who sell their people to the enemies of faith will receive their just reward, the Serbian patriarch says. More The post ‘Ukrainian politicians are enemies to all Slavs’ — head of Serbian Church appeared first on The Duran.

George Soros pouring MILLIONS of dollars into California elections

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 13 hours ago
Persistent globalist George Soros seeks to increase criminality a state already severely weakened by excessively burdensome liberal attitudes and policies More The post George Soros pouring MILLIONS of dollars into California elections appeared first on The Duran.

GAPS AND MAN AT YALE: The city too busy to go to Yale!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*FRIDAY, MAY 25, 2018Lemon does Atlanta:* Don Lemon has seen rivers. Lemon called attention to this situation on Monday, first in a graduation speech at Clark Atlanta University, then by playing part of the speech on his nightly cable news program. Lemon hosts his own program on CNN for two hour each weekday night. Still, that's less than the three or four hours Lemon *should* be on the air, just in terms of pure greatness. We assume that's what Lemon meant when he spoke at Clark Atlanta. He's a major member of a major elite—but he isn't major enough, as he at last disclosed. Be... more »

University of Minnesota Law School Requests Funding Increase

cmaadmin at Diverse - 13 hours ago
MINNEAPOLIS — The University of Minnesota Law School is seeking more funding to help it recover from a large dip in enrollment. The university’s law school applications fell by more than 50 percent between 2010 and 2017, Minnesota Public Radio reports. The school decided not to lower admissions standards, said Garry Jenkins, dean of the […]

Trump pulls out....for now

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
Listen to "Trump Blows Up Summit with Kim as North Korea Blows Up Its Nuclear Site" on Spreaker. I love this show 'Loud and Clear'. Brian Becker and John Kiriakou (excellent hosts) are joined by Hyun Lee, a member of the Solidarity Committee for Democracy and Peace in Korea and writer for Zoominkorea.org, and Steve Gowans, a journalist and author of “Washington’s Long War on Syria.” Hyun Lee is a good friend and long-time Korean-American activist. She's one of the most articulate people around on this important subject. Trump once again reveals to the world his unpredictability a... more »

Brilliant Strategy Of Offering North Korea 'The Libya Model' Somehow Falls Through

Caitlin Johnstone at 13 hours ago
[image: undefined] Three days before President Trump announced him as the new National Security Advisor, deranged mutant death walrus John Bolton appeared on Radio Free Asia and said of negotiations with North Korea, "I think we should insist that if this meeting is going to take place, it will be similar to discussions we had with Libya 13 or 14 years ago." Bolton has been loudly and publicly advocating "the Libya model" with the DPRK ever since. "I think we're looking at the Libya model of 2003, 2004," Bolton said on Face the Nation last month, and said the same on Fox News Sunda... more »

The Army's Next Super Weapon: Robot Tanks?

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * Yes, this is coming. *Having unmanned assets operating in tandem with manned assets in combat introduces a range of new tactics available to commanders. If robot “scout” vehicles could operate in a forward position to identify enemy threats or test defenses, manned tanks might be able to operate at lighter weights, making them faster and more maneuverable in combat. In fact, senior Army weapons developers have told Warrior Maven that virtually all future combat vehicles now in development will likely be engineered with various new levels of autonomy.*... more »

ISIS launches another big assault to reach Al-Mayadeen city in eastern Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The so-called Islamic State (ISIS) launched another big assault against the Syrian government troops in eastern Syria, targeting the latter’s positions near the strategic city of Al-Mayadeen. ISIS began the assault by storming a checkpoint belonging to the National Defense Forces (NDF) in the vast Badiya Al-Sham region of western […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Turkish military convoy illegally enters northern Latakia, violates Astana agreement

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – A large Turkish military convoy was seen entering the northern countryside of the Latakia Governorate this afternoon, which is a violation of the Astana agreement. According to a military report from Latakia, the Turkish military entered the Jabal Al-Akrad region to establish a new observation post. Turkey is not permitted […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syria may need over $400 million to be rebuilt, relies on Russian aid – minister

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
Syria may need more than previously estimated $400 million for its reconstruction efforts, and is expecting to cover cost with the help of internal sources and foreign aid, including from Russia, Syrian Minister of Economy and Foreign Trade Samer Khalil told Sputnik on Friday on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum. “To […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syria’s largest Palestinian force heads to Israeli border upcoming offensive

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:05 P.M.) – Syria’s largest Palestinian paramilitary is heading to southern Syria to participate in the upcoming offensive against the rebel forces. According to the official spokesperson for Liwaa Al-Quds (var. Jerusalem Brigade), their fighters have begun moving from southern Damascus to the Al-Quneitra Governorate. Liwaa Al-Quds will be heading to the Al-Quneitra […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US has 10 year arms deal with SDF: PYD official

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
The US and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) concluded a 10-year agreement on military assistance, Ewwas Eli, one of the leaders of the Syrian Democratic Union Party (PYD) told Sputnik Turkey, casting doubts on the US’s plans to leave the region. “I believe that the US will not withdraw from Syria since this step would […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

ISIS attempts to breakout of southwest Daraa

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 P.M.) – The so-called Islamic State (ISIS) launched a big attack against the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in southwestern Dara’a, today, targeting the latter’s positions in the Yarmouk Basin region. ISIS reportedly began their assault by storming the Free Syrian Army’s defenses at the outskirts of Heit and Sheikh Sa’ad; this would […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Israel bombed Syrian base with Hezbollah presence: report

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – A Syrian military source in Damascus told Al-Masdar News on Friday afternoon that the Israeli strike on the Al-Dabaa Airbase last night had targeted Hezbollah’s positions. According to the Syrian source, Hezbollah has had a presence inside the Al-Dabaa Airbase since they expelled the rebel forces from the strategic border-city […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Potential Syrian envoy to Turkey departs for Moscow

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – A mysterious Russian plane that flew from Damascus to Ankara, yesterday, has now departed from Turkey to Moscow, Yoruk Isik of the Bosphorous Observer reported this afternoon. According to Isik, the Russian Air Force’s special flight detachment flew from Ankara’s Esenboga to Moscow’s Chkalovsky after a 38 hour visit in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Saudi Arabia says air defense intercepts Houthi missile

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
Houthi forces said they “successfully” targeted a Saudi military base in the Kingdom’s southern Najran province today, according to reports by the AFP news agency, citing local media in Yemen. A spokesperson for the Saudi-led coalition denied these claims and insisted that the missile was intercepted and downed before it reached its target. Spokesman Turki […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: ISIS claims attack on Syrian troops near Iraqi border, denies US involvement

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The so-called Islamic State (ISIS) issued a statement on Friday that claimed responsibility for the attack against the Syrian troops near the Iraqi border yesterday. ISIS alleged through their official media wing that their rockets hit the Syrian military’s positions just after midnight in the Deir Ezzor countryside. The Islamic […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army uncovers another weapons cache in southern Damascus

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
Syrian forces patrolling the recently liberated townships in southern Damascus have discovered a tunnel excavator and equipment used to manufacture mortar shells apparently abandoned by terrorist forces that previously controlled that area, according to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA). According to the news agency, the government forces also seized a large amount of explosives […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian choppers airdrop leaflets demanding militants surrender in Daraa

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 P.M.) – Syrian choppers airdropped thousands of leaflets over the provincial capital of Dara’a and its corresponding countryside today, the air force reported. The leaflets reportedly demanded that the militants in the Dara’a Governorate lay down their weapons and settle their situations with the government. This airdrop comes just days after the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkey says US began negotiations with Turkish officials on Manbij

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – A U.S. delegation began negotiations with Turkish military officials inside the northeastern Aleppo town of Manbij on Friday, the state-owned Anadolu Agency reported this afternoon. According to the Anadolu report, the negotiations are centered around establishing stability inside Manbij and to prevent any potential clashes between the US and Turkish-backed […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

The puzzle is finished

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
With the good help of 19-year old friend/neighbor Leann yesterday we finished the stacking of 2 1/2 cords of wood. There are three rows under this wood shed. We get the wood delivered precut but quite often some of the pieces are way too large and we have to recut them so they can be handled and will fit into our two wood stoves in the house. Leann had never swung an axe before but she quickly got the hang of it and was chopping away. Was fun to watch her grow into the task. Other housemates gave a hand one day last week for a bit as well. I spent a total of eight hours on th... more »

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, "Divenire"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, "Divenire", Live at Royal Albert Hall, London - https://www.youtube.com/

EPA’s Pruitt is far cleaner than critics claim

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 14 hours ago
His security, DC bedroom and policies are legitimate and defensible, under any fair standard.

TERRIFYING Moment For ‘Scientists’ Who Make Their Living Lying About The Climate…

Hifast at Climate Collections - 14 hours ago
Originally posted on Climatism: BACK after a short break, I caught this handy tweet via @SteveSGoddard that’s been touring twittersphere causing, no doubt, all sorts of pain for the Climate Crisis Industry. STAY tuned for the lamestream media and their sycophant (government-grant funded) ‘scientists’ to hit back with another unhealthy dose of inane, transparent, rhetorical Arctic…

Memorial Day ...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*a day reserved to honor those who have died in armed service to our country.* Since the 1970's Memorial Day has been observed on the last Monday of May. The flag is lowered to half-staff until noon. The half-staff position remembers the more than one million men and women who gave their lives in service of their country. At noon, their memory is raised by the living, who resolve not to let their sacrifice be in vain, but to rise up in their stead and continue the fight for liberty and justice for all. So while you enjoy your weekend, take time to remember and say a prayer for tho... more »

"Fishy Business"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"Fishy Business"* by James Howard Kunstler "Picking up a trope conceived months back, the melodrama of US governance is looking more and more like Herman Melville’s "Moby Dick," with the FBI as the doomed ship Pequod, with R. Mueller as Captain Ahab and D.J. Trump as the white whale. In the classic book, of course, the wounded whale finally sends the ship to the bottom, crew and all (but one), and swims away to the freedom of the deep blue sea. Forgive the barrage of movie metaphor, but there’s quite a bit of the 1944 classic Gaslight in here too - and sure, I’m not the first to n... more »

"Life, eh?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
"We said together, wistfully, 'Life, eh?' It says everything without having to say anything: that we all experience moments of joyful or painful reflection, sometimes alone, sometimes sharing laughs and tears with others; that we all know and appreciate that however wonderful and precious life is, it can equally be a terribly confusing and mysterious beast. 'Life, eh?" - Miranda Hart

"Why America Is Heading Straight Toward The Worst Debt Crisis In History"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"Why America Is Heading Straight Toward * *The Worst Debt Crisis In History"* by Michael Snyder "Today, America is nearly 70 trillion dollars in debt, and that debt is shooting higher at an exponential rate. Usually most of the focus in on the national debt, which is now 21 trillion dollars and rising, but when you total all forms of debt in our society together it comes to a grand total just short of 70 trillion dollars. Many people seem to believe that the debt imbalances that existed prior to the great financial crisis of 2008 have been solved, but that is not the case at all. W...more »

As Disarmed Canadians Rocked by Bombing, Armed American Citizen Stops Mass Shooting

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: citizen] Two tragedies unfolded last night: one in Canada and one in Oklahoma. Only one of them was prevented from becoming worse, however, thanks to an armed citizen who stopped the killer in his tracks. The post As Disarmed Canadians Rocked by Bombing, Armed American Citizen Stops Mass Shooting appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Will Russia’s “Energy Diplomacy” Help Vietnam And China Make A Deal?

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 14 hours ago
Rosneft’s controversial move indirectly introduced Russia to the simmering South China Sea dispute, but this might be a good thing because Moscow is known to favor international law and negotiations to any dispute instead of push its partners towards waging war in order to settle problems like the US-led Quad is prone to do. The post Will Russia’s “Energy Diplomacy” Help Vietnam And China Make A Deal? appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Hawaii's Kilauea volcano is producing eerie blue flames only visible at night, and could cause deadly explosions Iceland's 41 year old Environmentalist Prime Minister Harley-Davidson workers stunned by plant closure after tax cut 33 Democrats Voted to Deregulate Big Banks. Here's How Much Money Banks Gave Each One. China is not even pretending anymore in the South China Sea — it put 400 buildings on one of the disputed islands 15 people injured after 2 men set off a bomb at a restaurant in Canada, police say Beijing Warns New Stealt... more »

Now-retracted chem paper’s problems “should have been noticed by the referees,” group says

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
Last year, chemist Marcus Tius at the University of Hawaii saw a paper describing the synthesis of some organic compounds, and was “struck by the implausibility” of the reported structures. So he joined up with some colleagues to try to replicate the data. While Tius and his team were trying to repeat the experiment, however, … Continue reading Now-retracted chem paper’s problems “should have been noticed by the referees,” group says

Rio Nightlife Guide for Friday, May 25, 2018

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 14 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Friday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. LIVE: Johnny Hooker (Lapa) – Tonight, singer Johnny Hooker will be starring at Circo Voador, at 10PM. Hooker will be presenting to the Carioca audience his latest work, “Coração”. The […]

Storm Brewing in the Gulf of Mexico – 730 AM EDT Special Tropical Weather Outlook-National Hurricane Center May 25, 2018

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 14 hours ago
Literal storm brewing in the Gulf of Mexico, not just Stormy Daniels vs. Trump. “Satellite images and surface observations indicate … Continue reading →

Avenatti Motion To Allow Trump To Testify Promptly In The Stormy Daniels Case

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 14 hours ago
A Storm’s brewing, and not just in the Gulf of Mexico, south of Stormy Daniels’ hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. … Continue reading →

US Think Tank Takes Heat for Hosting Putin-Linked Oligarchs

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 14 hours ago
From VOA: “US Think Tank Takes Heat for Hosting Putin-Linked Oligarchs Last Updated: May 23, 2018 9:13 PM, by Rafael … Continue reading →

U.S. peacenik in Russia

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
My friend Regis Tremblay from Maine just returned from a two week trip to Russia. He went as a peace ambassador and filmmaker as he continues to create videos in order to dispel the insane notion that Russia is our enemy. He went to Moscow, the Komi Republic, and Crimea during the trip. This particular video is from his meeting with Russian Veterans For Peace members in the Komi Republic (which is up in the Arctic region of the country). Because of the friends and connections Regis has made we are now working to formulate a proposal to hold the 2019 Global Network annual meeting... more »

Bitcoin Gold starts the era of 51% attacks

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 15 hours ago
*$18 million stolen, no one cares* In November, I explained to the dear readers that the Bitcoin futures trading would stop the inflation of the bubble and reverse the direction of the price towards zero. On December 9th, 2017, the cryptocurrency holders were urged to sell their holdings within a day. Indeed, those who listened to me were lucky to choose their source of information. In mid December, the Bitcoin price was peaking at $19,900. It's currently close to $7,500. Virtually all of those who have shorted the Bitcoin futures have made a handsome profit – almost the same prof... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 25, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *We're ready if Kim tries anything says Pentagon as they warn North Korean dictator tens of thousands of U.S. forces are 'in a high state of vigilance'* * Defense Department declares U.S. military is at high readiness to intervene * North Korea has threatened 'nuclear showdown' over Trump's insistence that it destroy its program that aims to construke a weapon of mass destruction * U.S. has about 80,000 military personnel in the north Pacific, including around 37,500 in and around South Korea * United States Forces Korea boasts around 100 planes including 70 F-16s a... more »

UPDATED: BBC Lies Again - MH17 being used to distract from St Petersburg Economic Forum

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 15 hours ago
*MH17 Crash Site* *UPDATED: May 25, 2018 Since publishing this post this morning I have been doing a bit more research and have added several cogent links. I am absolutely astounded at the eye-witness testimony out there of people who saw the plane tailed and hit by a military jet. There are literally hundreds of people who insist they saw a military jet tailing MH17 and firing at it...yet the blather out of the BBC contradicts that. The lies about the circumstances of this mass murder make me want to vomit!* *Flight MH17 left Amsterdam on 17 July 2014, at a time when conflict ... more »

Colleges: “Snowflake” Disability Now Gets You More Time on Tests

Selwyn Duke at rss - 15 hours ago
[image: colleges-snowflake-disability-now-gets-you-more-time-on-tests] Is being a snowflake a disability? This is apparently the case at (pseudo)elite U.S. colleges, where up to one in four students are classified as “disabled” — often simply because they experience “stress and anxiety” — and are thus given special accommodations. This can sometimes mean getting twice as long as their peers to take exams.

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
You know, Hillary... really... - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0tf9Jm0hq8

The forgotten history of Memorial Day

Richard Gardiner, Associate Professor of History Education, Columbus State University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 15 hours ago
Memorial Day, a holiday that began 150 years ago, was born out of generous gestures after the Civil War: Southerners decorated graves of Confederate soldiers as well as those of former Union enemies.

Informants aren't spies – they're essential FBI tools

Douglas M. Charles, Associate Professor of History, Pennsylvania State University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 15 hours ago
An informant gathered information from Trump campaign staffers for the FBI's Russia probe. An historian writes that informants are one of the most basic ways the FBI and police investigate.

Why the Catholic church is 'hemorrhaging' priests

Verónica Giménez Béliveau, Professor, Religion and Society , University of Buenos Aires at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 15 hours ago
Pope Francis recently acknowledged that the Catholic Church is struggling to recruit new priests, endangering its very future. Why don't people want to join the clergy?

Friday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 15 hours ago
Assorted content to end your week. - Dru Oja Jay points out the connections between improved public services, decreased inequality and meaningful action to fight climate change. - Adam Corlett challenges spin from the UK Conservatives intended to mislead voters about the relative tax contributions of the wealthy as opposed to everybody else. And Larry Elliott reports on the harm the Conservatives' austerity has done to an underfunded public health system. - Meanwhile, Matt Taylor writes that the U.S. is setting up the next financial crisis by once again handing reckless banksters t... more »

"Kill and Kill and Kill"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"Kill and Kill and Kill"* by Saree Makdisi "Two spectacles unfolded in Palestine last Monday. In Gaza, Israeli army snipers shot and killed 60 Palestinians - including six children - and injured almost three thousand others amid scenes of smoke, fire, teargas, dust, agony and blood. At exactly the same time, to the tinkling of champagne glasses at a glittering reception barely fifty miles away in Jerusalem, Jared Kushner and an elegant Ivanka Trump oversaw the opening of Donald Trump’s new embassy there. The juxtaposition of these two contemporaneous scenes encapsulates at a singl... more »

Fact or fiction: Is there a fifth column in Russia? (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 15 hours ago
The Duran - News in Review - Episode 12. More The post Fact or fiction: Is there a fifth column in Russia? (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

IEET Fellow S.L. Sorgner Published New Collection: Ethics of Emerging Biotechnologies

Ethical Technology - 16 hours ago
Together with Prof. Maria Sinaci, IEET Fellow Prof. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner just edited another essay collection. It is entitled “Ethics of Emerging Biotechnologies” and is available open access at the following website http://trivent-publishing.eu/ethics_of_emerging_biotechnologies.html

Making Sense of Recent Events

LL at Virtual Mirage - 16 hours ago
*North Korea* On 25 May, in response to the US letter canceling the 12 June summit, the *Korean Central News Agency*, (KCNA) published in English a statement by North Korean First Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan. It's interesting on how fast the Norks put out their response. My personal sense is that Kim Jong Un (Little Rocket Man/Dear Leader) wanted the meeting and his minions screwed it up by thinking that they could manipulate US interest in a meeting for "free stuff". President Trump said, 'no'. “The inglorious situation today is a vivid expression of the severity of the pre... more »

New European Privacy Laws Will Mean That Many Readers In Europe Will Not Be Able To Read Articles That War News Updates Posts

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Bloomberg:** Blocking 500 Million Users Easier Than Complying With GDPR * For some of America’s biggest newspapers and online services, it’s easier to block half a billion people from accessing your product than comply with Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation. The Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and The New York Daily News are just some telling visitors that, "Unfortunately, our website is currently unavailable in most European countries." With about 500 million people living in the European Union, that’s a hard ban on one-and-a-half times the population of the... more »

HEY NRA, ASK YOURSELF WHY YOUR LITTLE STUNT WORKED

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
Yesterday, NRATV posted a YouTube video in which one of its spokestrolls, Colion Noir, accused news organizations of encouraging school shootings. Noir appeared to advocate censorship of the media. Can anyone tell me the last time a mass school shooter left a manifesto, a comment on social media, or a video where they said they were inspired to commit their atrocity ... by a firearm. Name one. I'm sure you can't and neither can I. Because as much as the media love to pivot the conversation after a mass school shooting to gun control, the pen is still mightier than the sword. Thes... more »

How the Navy's New Block III Super Hornet Could Crush China's J-20 or Russia's Su-57

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * A big leap forward? As new adversary fifth-generation stealth fighters such as the Russian Sukhoi Su-57 PAK-FA and the Chengdu J-20 emerge from development, the United States Navy is working on developing and fielding new capabilities that will allow naval aviators to defeat the threat. The key is Boeing’s new F/A-18E/F Block III Super Hornet—and the advanced new technologies incorporated into the jet—combined with the upgraded capabilities of the Boeing/Lockheed Martin Infrared Search and Track (IRST) Block II pod. By upgrading older platforms with... more »

Could North Korea Destroy Seoul With Its Artillery Guns?

Prakash Menon, PR Shankar at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Prakash Menon, PR Shankar* *Security, Asia* Is that possible? *South Koreans are fully aware that they are going to be subject to a massive artillery attack. We are sure that they will be taking steps to anticipate and retaliate and preempt any North Korean move. These steps will include surveillance and physical retaliation via air and artillery. If they are smart about it, then they will have tracked and identified all North Korean ammunition dumps. The 240 millimeter and three hundred millimeter rockets cannot be kept in the field. They need special storage conditions. Trac...more »

North Korea Has a Secret Weapon: Underground Air Bases

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Asia* Yes, this is true. *Once located, there are three ways of dealing with the sites. The first and safest way to deal with them is to bomb them from above. This presents the least risk to allied forces, but it will also prove difficult to determine whether air or artillery strikes have had good effect. The use of bombs or artillery shells may cause cave-ins that prevent allied forces from entering an underground complex and exploiting any intelligence found inside.* North Korea, one of the most secretive countries in the world, is no stranger to b... more »

More evidence electric car subsidies are welfare for rich people

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 16 hours ago
“Wealthy consumers who have purchased Teslas and Chevy Bolts primarily to signal their green bona fides for their friends and neighbors, and who have socialized many of the costs of their purchases to those who are less well-off, might wish to take a closer look at the numbers."

On The Rise

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Andrea Horvath's political stock is on the rise. Tom Walkom writes: A funny thing happened on the way to the June 7 election. The voters discovered in New Democratic Party leader Andrea Horwath another alternative to Wynne. What’s more, to so-called progressive voters, Horwath seemed to offer the best of both worlds. Her party’s platform, with its commitment to pharmacare, child care and denticare was similar to that of Wynne. But Horwath herself was not a member of the discredited governing party. In effect, she offered voters Liberalism without the Liberals. Ontarians are tir... more »

FBI Expects Iran To Launch Cyber Attacks Against U.S. Targets For Leaving The Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Washington Free Beacon:* *FBI: Iran to Launch New Cyber Attacks* Iranian hackers poised for wide-ranging strikes in retaliation for U.S. leaving nuclear deal The FBI is warning that Iranian hackers could conduct new cyber attacks on American businesses and government networks in response to the Trump administration's withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal. "The FBI assesses foreign cyber actors operating in the Islamic Republic of Iran could potentially use a range of computer network operations—from scanning networks for potential vulnerabilities to data deletion attacks—against ... more »

Louis Pasteur on Enthusiasm

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 16 hours ago
In 1881 Louis Pasteur was elected to a seat at the Académie française. Here’s an excerpt from the speech that he made at the welcome ceremony: The Greeks understood the mysterious power of the hidden side of things. They bequeathed to us one of the most beautiful words in our language—the word "enthusiasm"—*en theos*—a god within. The grandeur of human actions is measured by the inspiration from which they spring. Happy is he who bears a god within—an ideal of beauty and who obeys it, an ideal of art, of science. All are lighted by reflection from the infinite. As quoted in Arthur... more »

WATCH: Deputy Tortures Man in Restraint Chair, Repeatedly Tasers Him in the Groin—No Charges

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: restraint] Horrifying video has just been released showing a sheriff's deputy torture a man in a restraint chair by repeatedly tasering his bare skin, causing severe burning and permanent injury. The post WATCH: Deputy Tortures Man in Restraint Chair, Repeatedly Tasers Him in the Groin—No Charges appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

What Do People On The Streets Of Iran Think Of The U.S.?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Men read newspapers and magazines in Tehran, Iran October 14, 2017. Nazanin Tabatabaee Yazdi/TIMA via REUTERS *Peter Van Buren, Reuters*: *I just visited Iran. Here’s what I heard about the U.S.* Iran is a dangerous place these days, at least in a car. Traffic in the cities here moves like Tetris, with drivers pushing their cars into any open space that will fit. Trips begin in chaos and play out in confusion. How it ends is always up to God’s will, everyone says. I went to Iran this month to attend a conference on the Palestinians, Jerusalem, and the greater Middle East sponsor... more »

TPP's regulatory capitalism and China's Belt and Road challenges

bilaterals.org - 16 hours ago
25-May-2018 The revived TPP 11 operates as a significant alternative to China's approach, embodied in the Belt and Road Initiative.

Indonesia, Peru to enter a free trade agreement

bilaterals.org - 16 hours ago
25-May-2018 Jakarta. Indonesia and Peru agreed to step up economic cooperation during a meeting between their foreign ministers in Lima, Peru.

Kazakhstan tries to get back $22B in frozen assets

bilaterals.org - 16 hours ago
25-May-2018 The amount of the frozen assets, when compared to the US$520 million court award, is pretty hefty, unprecedented.

S. Korea, Mercosur agree to launch trade talks

bilaterals.org - 16 hours ago
25-May-2018 South Korea and the South American trade block Mercosur agreed to begin formal negotiations for a trade deal in the latter half of this year.

Sorting Through GDPR: What to Watch After May 25

smercer at Lawfare - 16 hours ago
May 25 is an important day. The shroud of uncertainty surrounding the General Data Protection Regulation implementation this Friday smacks of Y2K thrill. What is in store for us in a post-GDPR world? First off, no, the GDPR is *not* the new and improved version of East Germany. It’s the new and improved version of the European Union’s EU-wide ambitious privacy regulations and a perpetuation of classic EU privacy values. It’s a very big deal not just for European companies but also for U.S. companies that do business in Europe. Over the past few months, *Lawfare* has attempted to ... more »

A Military Engagement Against Iran Will Cost Trillions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Mass demonstrations in Iran against Rouhani and the regime. (Supplied) *William Hartung, CNN*: *Regime change in Iran could cost the US trillions* Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's speech this week on next steps in US policy toward Iran read more like a call to war than a carefully crafted foreign policy stance. So much so that the obvious next question is what it might cost if the Trump administration seeks to provoke regime change in Iran. That's tough to answer, since it depends entirely on how the Trump administration chooses to go about it, if it indeed chooses to go down that... more »

Dino-Killing Asteroid Impact Warmed Earth’s Climate for 100,000 Years

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 16 hours ago
Dino-Killing Asteroid Impact Warmed Earth’s Climate for 100,000 Years https://www.space.com/40690-dino-killing-asteroid-impact-warmed-earth.html?utm_content=buffer35bd2&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook Advertisements

New parts of the brain become active after students learn physics

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 16 hours ago
Medical Xpress: New parts of the brain become active after students learn physics https://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2018-05-brain-students-physics.html

Hiatal hernia

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 16 hours ago
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hiatal_hernia?wprov=sfla1

Religion isn’t the enemy of science: it’s been inspiring scientists for centuries

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 16 hours ago
Religion isn’t the enemy of science: it’s been inspiring scientists for centuries http://theconversation.com/religion-isnt-the-enemy-of-science-its-been-inspiring-scientists-for-centuries-90190?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=facebookbutton

Brazil’s Government and Protesting Truck Drivers Reach Agreement

Lise Alves at The Rio Times - 17 hours ago
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – An agreement was reached on Thursday night by the Brazilian government and truck drivers ending the protests that almost brought the country to a standstill. Truck drivers agreed to unblock highways for the next fifteen days while officials find a way to reduce diesel […]

Danger For Democrats: The Blue Dogs Aspire To The Freedom Caucus Role If The Dems Take Congress

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
DC's trade paper, *Roll Call* ran a p.r. piece for the Blue Dogs Wednesday, The Blue Dogs Are Barking Again, the premise being that what Jonathan Miller mistakenly refers to as "moderate" Democrats-- they're conservatives, nor moderates-- were nearly wiped out in 2010 "have hopes for a comeback this year." In 2006 there was a Democratic wave and the DCCC (under Rahm Emanuel) recruited lots of really terrible Blue Dogs who got swept into office by the wave. 2008 was Obama's election and the Democrats extended the wave. Then in the 2010 midterms, Democrats noticed that their Blue Dog... more »

Kremlin Says Russian Bankers Weren’t ‘Envoys’ to Atlantic Council

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 17 hours ago
Perhaps rather than being envoys of the Kremlin, the Kremlin is owned by these bankers? Perhaps Putin and Trump are … Continue reading →

Trump-Pruitt’s EPA Announces Extended Comment Period And Public Hearing On So-Called Transparency Rule

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 17 hours ago
They announce an extension to August 16th, though the site still says May 30th. We give them a day or … Continue reading →

GDPR Derogations, ePrivacy, and the Evolving European Privacy Landscape

acooper-ponte at Lawfare - 17 hours ago
On May 25, the European General Data Protection Regulation becomes law in all EU member states, repealing and replacing the EU Data Protection Directive. The GDPR aims to harmonize data-protection standards for digital personal data across Europe. However, while companies and regulators are scrambling to comply with the regulations by this date, this week is hardly the finish line. This is, in part, because the GDPR also permits member states to enact derogations, or supplemental legislation modifying provisions of the GDPR in accordance with national needs. Within the GDPR, there... more »

Wealth is in the eye of the beholder

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 17 hours ago
There are clearly very different standards of what constitutes "wealth" when it comes to owners and bankers. In two recent articles, Bloomberg makes the distinction clear. In the first article, "How Much Money Do You Need to Be Wealthy in America?", those who own the money (or whatever) reveal their standard of measurement. To be financially comfortable in America today requires an average of $1.4 million, up from $1.2 million a year ago, according to the survey. The net worth needed to be “wealthy”? That’s an average $2.4 million, the same as last year in the online survey of 1,0... more »

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: Europeans Did Nothing To Counter Iran Missiles Or Labelling Iran The World's Leading Sponsor Of Terror

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo says Europeans did 'nothing' to support the US in pressuring Iran over its ballistic missile program AFP: *US says Europeans did nothing to counter Iran missiles* US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo accused Europeans Thursday of having done nothing to counter Iran's program to develop ballistic missiles. "The Europeans have told us ... that they are prepared to engage on missiles, and for three years did nothing," Pompeo told a hearing of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Likewise, he said, European governments haven't done anything in support ... more »

Trump’s deal-making skills have just scored him another defeat

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 17 hours ago
Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory More The post Trump’s deal-making skills have just scored him another defeat appeared first on The Duran.

Israel is ready to take more steps to prevent Iranian influence in Syria: minister

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:15 P.M.) – Israel is ready to take preventive steps to halt the military influence of Iran in Syria, the Israeli Minister of Ecology and Affairs of Jerusalem, Zeev Elkin, told RIA Novosti. “We will also continue to take preventive steps that have been carried out before to prevent the Iranian military from […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkish forces arrest 8 suspected ISIS members

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – The Turkish police arrested eight suspected Islamic State (ISIS) members in the eastern part of Turkey, today, the state-owned Anadolu Agency reported. According to the Anadolu report, anti-terror police arrested the eight suspects inside the eastern province of Erzurum. The report added that the police units seized illegal documents, books […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Houthi forces fire ballistic missile at Saudi military camp

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 P.M.) – The Houthi forces fired another ballistic missile at a Saudi military camp inside the Kingdom’s Najran Province this afternoon. According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their rocket battalion fired a Badr-1 ballistic missile at a Saudi military camp in the eastern part of the Bir Askar […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russia tests new MiG-35 jet: report

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 P.M.) – The United Aircraft Corporation has already started testing the MiG-35 fighter jet, head of the UAC Yuri Slyusar told RIA Novosti. Earlier, he said that the UAC plans to begin serial shipments of the aircraft to the troops in 2019. According to its flight range, it exceeds the predecessors by […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Israel allegedly struck Hezbollah base in Syria: monitor

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 P.M.) – The Israeli attack in Syria last night struck a Hezbollah base inside the Homs Governorate, the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) alleged this morning. “Six missiles were fired at the Dabaa military airport and surrounding area in the western sector of Homs province, targeting Lebanese Hizbullah weapons warehouses,” […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

ISIS, FSA clash in southwest Daraa as Syrian Army amasses troops for upcoming offensive

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – The Free Syrian Army (FSA) and Islamic State (ISIS) are busy clashing with one another in the southwestern countryside of the Dara’a Governorate, as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continues to amass troops in the government stronghold of Izra’a. According to local reports, an Islamic State affiliate and the Free […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US media “uncovers” secretive Russian S-500 missile tests

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
The Russian military has quietly performed the world’s longest surface-to-air missile test using the new S-500 Prometey system, CNBC reports citing anonymous sources “with direct knowledge of US intelligence concerning the weapons program.” According to the news agency, during the test an S-500 missile system managed to successfully hit a target “299 miles away” which […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Despite Turkish military presence, Russian jets hammer northern Hama

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:10 P.M.) – The Russian Aerospace Forces are ignoring the Turkish military’s presence in northern Hama to carry out several airstrikes against the Islamist rebels in the area. According to a military report from the Hama Governorate this morning, the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out at least ten airstrikes over northern Hama targeting […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Iran’s missile program threatens Russia: Israeli minister

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
The missile program of Iran is a threat to both the countries of Europe and for Russia, the Minister of Ecology and Affairs of Israel, Zeev Elkin, told RIA Novosti. “When Iran is developing ballistic missiles today, we are talking about missiles that can reach Moscow, not just Tel Aviv,” Elkin begin. “Today, Iran is […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army slips behind Islamist lines to kill 6 militants in northern Hama (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – The Islamist rebels in northern Hama suffered a string of assassinations in the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate, following their failed offensive against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). According to pro-opposition activists in Hama, at least six Faylaq Al-Sham fighters were killed just south of Zakat after unknown assailants […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russia developing supersonic business jet for foreign markets

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
The supersonic business jet, which Russia’s United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) is developing, is basically intended for the world market, UAC President Yuri Slyusar told TASS at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) on Thursday. “Of course,” he said in reply to a question about whether the supersonic aircraft the UAC was developing had the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Over 20 ISIS terrorists captured in southern Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:25 A.M.) – The Free Syrian Army’s Southern Front Brigades announced on Thursday that their forces captured at least 22 Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists that were trying to infiltrate into Dara’a from southern Al-Sweida. According to their official media wing, the Southern Front captured the 22 Islamic State fighters inside the town of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian companies to sign memorandum on rebuilding Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
At the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum, Damascus will sign a memorandum with Russian companies for work to rebuild Syria, Syria’s Ambassador to Russia Riad Haddad told TASS on Thursday. “Within this forum, we will be meeting with representatives of Russian companies to sign a memorandum on cooperation within the framework of Syria’s restoration,” the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Iraqi Air Force crosses into Syria to destroy ISIL’s HQ (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 A.M.) – The Iraqi Air Force continued its campaign against the so-called Islamic State (ISIL), yesterday, targeting the terrorist group’s positions inside Syrian territory. According to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, their air force heavily bombarded the Islamic State’s headquarters and and weapons storage facility inside the terrorist group’s stronghold of Hajjin […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Formerly ISIS-occupied Yarmouk Camp laced with hundreds of IEDs

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
A total of 124 improvised explosive devices have been defused in liberated districts of the former Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees in the south of Damascus in the past 24 hours, a Russian military official has said. The chief of Russia’s center for the reconciliation of conflicting parties, Maj. Gen. Yuri Yevtushenko, said that in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Jihadists suffer heavy losses in ranks after more assassinations take place in Idlib

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham have suffered heavy losses in their ranks recently, as mysterious assassinations continue to plague this large group in the Idlib Governorate. According to the latest reports from opposition activists in Idlib, at least three Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham fighters were killed along the Idlib-Hafasraja […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

SAA flies national flag after IS defeat in Hajar al-Aswad

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – Footage filmed from al-Hajar al-Aswad on Thursday shows Syrian citizens gathering as government troops and security forces raise the national flag over the south Damascus suburb. This comes days after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) reportedly concluded its seven-year long war with the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIL/ISIS) earlier […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian jets unleashes hell over northern Hama after massive Islamist assault (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – The Russian Aerospace Forces unleashed a massive assault over the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate, yesterday, following an Islamist rebel attack on the town of Mhardeh. Russian jets flying out of the Hmaymim Military Airport began their assault after reports surfaced of Jaysh Al-Izza attacking Mhardeh; they would then […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian military airport was subject of ‘missile aggression,’ attack intercepted

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
Syria’s SANA news agency reported Thursday that a military airport was attacked by missiles, which were intercepted by the country’s air defense system. “One of our military airports in the central region was exposed to hostile missile aggression, and our air defense systems confronted the attack and prevented it from achieving its aim,” SANA said. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

The Plasco Collapse | Manoto TV | April 22, 2018

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 18 hours ago
It has been dubbed Iran's WTC7. This Iranian TV expose is interesting insofar as it raises the question: will the U.S. media will ever air a similar investigation into 9/11?

Record Cases Of Scarlet Fever In The UK -- Is the Nasal Flu Vaccine Responsible? Part I

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
This is an investigation of published research and news reports. Patterns seem to be emerging and it is important that they not be ignored. There has been a situation occurring in the UK for successive years. Scarlet Fever -- a...

Mississauga explosion: Suspects 'detonate bomb' in restaurant per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
One line in the BBC's report on the explosion in Canada here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44248453 caught my eye: 'Police issued CCTV footage of the two suspects, describing them both as men around 5ft 10 in height with light or fair skin, and appealing for help identifying them.' "light or fair skin", I don't recall the BBC reporting physical descriptions when the suspects are dark skinned or similar. Maybe I'm wrong, but I think not.

"Introducing ‘Bad Guy’ Theory"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"Introducing ‘Bad Guy’ Theory"* By Bill Bonner "Nothing much to report from the markets… So we gird our loins, put on our armor, and go into battle. We’re anticipating a fight. *Power corrupts: *Has Israel become a ‘bad guy’? we asked yesterday. Iran, the US…Who’s bad and who’s good? Our guess yesterday was that power really does corrupt. And when you have too much of it - a near monopoly on power - you give yourself permission to do things you otherwise wouldn’t do. Because you know you can get away with it. What prompted this line of thought may have been the news…or indigestion... more »

Atom thin magnetic memory

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
- Our ability to store data just keeps getting better. It is now easy to imagine the manufacture of several atomic layers that are able to self-address. All of which leads to huge memory gains and does show us the way forward to a crystal like storage device. Yet the plausibility could be imagined decades ago along with he evolutionary nature of it all. It is just nice to be getting there.. *Atom thin magnetic memory * *brian wang | May 7, 2018 * *https://www.nextbigfuture.com/2018/05/atom-thin-magnetic-memory.html* *Researchers report that they used stacks of ... more »

KANYE now red-pilling everyone

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
Let it be said that Kanye single-handedly kicked open the door for Black Trump support. The numbers doubled immediately. Add in Diamond and Silk been Diamond and Silk and it is suddenly all right for those who identify with Black to support Republicans. Been outside that whole milieu, I was curious as to how this community could actually arise. Little did I know and it has been a delight to see. We can now expect vociferous Black Support for Trump and nothing like this has really ever happened. It may even trigger vociferous White support as well. . *KANYE now red-pilling ... more »

First, Marijuana. Are Magic Mushrooms Next?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
Of course they are and not because you end up impaired. More to the point though is that all drugs will be legalized per se. They will be regulated and this means it will willful to overdose. For the mushroom, a dried piece the size of a pea is apparently sufficient and that is it. What is happening now is that the whole country will establish a rational system for cannabis which handles the market for simple impairment. We will likely see a large switch away from alcohol once it is part of an attractive consumable. There the dose is often too high . *First, Marijuana. Ar... more »

Transparent Manta Ray-Shaped UFO

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
I have a running conjecture that a whole ocean of life forms exist that mostly reside in the stratosphere. Imagine a slime mold creating a large methane-filled bubble. This would transport easily into the highest levels of the atmosphere far away from disruptive airflows. These are also seen in the lower atmosphere as well in normally excellent air conditions with no obvious turbulence. What we just had reported here is such a plausible life form. I do not think it is a flying manta ray and we have had those as well. The dynamic shape is natural and repeated often. We a... more »

Informant or spy? How the FBI targeted Donald Trump. Part 2 (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 20 hours ago
The Duran - News in Review - Episode 11. More The post Informant or spy? How the FBI targeted Donald Trump. Part 2 (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Elon Musk to create a site to battle fakes news, its name: PRAVDA

Matfey Shaheen at The Duran - 20 hours ago
The creator of Space X and Tesla wants to battle fake news with "Pravda" More The post Elon Musk to create a site to battle fakes news, its name: PRAVDA appeared first on The Duran.

Russia further mitigates possible effects of western sanctions with SWIFT alternative

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 20 hours ago
Sanctions, Schmanctions.... More The post Russia further mitigates possible effects of western sanctions with SWIFT alternative appeared first on The Duran.

Life - As Defined by Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
*Life* - *each person sees it according to who they are* *"The way you see life is always a reflection of how you are yourself. If you say life is beautiful, it is because you lead an inner life of beauty, and if you think it is boring and absurd, it means you are seeing something of yourself in the mirror.Life is in our image, we see in it only what we carry within us. This is why one life is always different from another. People say ‘life’ and think they know what they are talking about, imagining that as all beings on earth are invested with life, they all live and feel the sa... more »

Is Puffin Population Drop Due To Wetter Summers?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 20 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-44236755 One theory put forward to explain the recent drop in puffin numbers on the Farne Islands is “wetter summers”, which can flood their burrows where the chicks are hatching. So I checked the Met Office data for that region, England E & NE, and lo and behold we find […]

Alexa listened to a couple's conversation and sent it to the husband's employee without permission

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
This is scary news but hardly surprising: 'A couple in Portland is accusing Alexa of doing exactly what many people have feared she might do. They say she listened in on a conversation and sent it to a random contact of theirs – one of her husband's employees. The woman, whose name is Danielle but whose last name hasn't been disclosed, says that two weeks ago she got a call from her husband's employee, who said, "Unplug your Alexa devices right now. You're being hacked." According to KIRO-7 in Seattle: "We unplugged all of them and he proceeded to tell us that he had received audi... more »

Facebook accused of conducting mass surveillance through its apps

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
Company gathered data from texts and photos of users and their friends, court case claims

US Army flows fresh tanks, troops into Europe

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
Hundreds of armoured vehicles and over 10,000 troops head to eastern Europe. To participate in drills and relieve the Armoured Brigade of the US 1st Infantry Division

Germans Conceded Jewish Hegemony 136 Years Ago

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
Read this and ask if Hitler could have come to power without Illuminati Jewish complicity?

Russian diplomats must be allowed access to Yulia Skripal to know she’s not held forcibly – embassy

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
Yulia Skripal's first video since the alleged Russian attempt to poison her hasn't dispelled suspicions. If anything it has added to them

Syria state-run media reports US-led airstrike on army posts

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
Despite official U.S. denials, Syrian media outlets reported Thursday that U.S.-led coalition airstrikes hit Syrian army positions in the east of the country

“How to Slow Down Time”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*“How to Slow Down Time” * by David Cain “As I moved from my twenties to thirties I noticed a certain psychological miscalculation happening more often: a day that feels like it was three or four months ago was actually a year ago. Or I would think back to what I was doing this time last year, then realize that what I’m remembering happened two years ago. Almost everyone says this effect only gets stronger - time seems to speed up as you age, right until you die. Apparently, by the time you’re ninety, you make breakfast, and once you’ve tidied up the dishes it’s mid-afternoon. Then... more »

Nuclear Chutzpah

Eric MARGOLIS at OrientalReview.org - 21 hours ago
Israel is moving to repeat its triumph in 2003 when the Bush administration, US partisans of Israel, and dishonest US media pushed the nation into a war of pure aggression against Iraq. Israel emerged the victor from this unprovoked war and is trying to repeat its success again with Iran. The post Nuclear Chutzpah appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

"Where Does One Go..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"Where does one go from a world of insanity? Somewhere on the other side of despair." - T.S. Eliot

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 5/25/18"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 5/25/18"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Trump canceled the June 12th summit with Kim Jung Un, and the North Korean leader is back within hours wanting to continue the talks. What gives? Why so crazy? North Korea is China’s crown jewel of crazy, and it is not going to give that up without getting major concessions from Trump on trade and the South China Sea. Anyone thinking the U.S. is negotiating with North Korea is nuts. The U.S., in reality, is in negotiations with China, and that is why this is going to be drawn out. It’s now called “Spygate,” and it m... more »

Musical Interlude: Jefferson Airplane, "White Rabbit”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
Jefferson Airplane, "White Rabbit” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUY2kJE0AZE

Russia Has Just Successful Tested The World's Longest Surface-To-Air Missile Test

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Trailer-mouned erector launchers associated with the S-400 surface-to-air missile system, which Russia could deploy together with the S-500s. Vitaly Kuzmin *CNBC:* *Russia quietly conducted the world's longest surface-to-air missile test* * Russia quietly conducted the world's longest surface-to-air missile test, according to sources with direct knowledge of U.S. intelligence about the weapons program. * The S-500 surface-to-air missile system successfully struck a target 299 miles away. * Russia claims that the ground-based missile system is capable of intercepting hypersonic mis... more »

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 22 hours ago
*by Noah* Memorial Day weekend is here and, just in time for the weekend's picnics and parades, Republicans have some new hats! If you're still shockingly naive and wondering why Republicans are working so hard to discredit and sabotage the Mueller investigation into Señor Trumpanzee's obvious high crimes and misdemeanors ("Russia, if you're listening..."), not to mention the subversion of our constitution and our rules of law through his attacks on the DOJ, the FBI, and a free press, it will all become much clearer to you once you make the hard admission to yourself about the ho... more »

Haven trail for Hemophilia.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 22 hours ago
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Roche – Roche’s Hemlibra reduced treated bleeds by 96 percent compared to no prophylaxis in phase III HAVEN 3 study in haemophilia A without factor VIII inhibitors

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 22 hours ago
Roche – Roche’s Hemlibra reduced treated bleeds by 96 percent compared to no prophylaxis in phase III HAVEN 3 study in haemophilia A without factor VIII inhibitors https://www.roche.com/media/releases/med-cor-2018-05-21.htm

Informant or spy? How the FBI targeted Donald Trump. Part 1 (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 22 hours ago
The Duran - News in Review - Episode 10. More The post Informant or spy? How the FBI targeted Donald Trump. Part 1 (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

EU and Asia react as Trump threatens more tariffs

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 22 hours ago
Partnership with the US is becoming ever more risky More The post EU and Asia react as Trump threatens more tariffs appeared first on The Duran.

U.S. Senate To Bar Turkey From Buying F-35 Jets Unless Turkey Releases U.S. Citizen Andrew Brunson

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Three F-35 Joint Strike Fighters, (rear to front) AF-2, AF-3 and AF-4, flies over Edwards Air Force Base in this December 10, 2011 handout photo provided by Lockheed Martin. Darin Russell/Courtesy of Lockheed Martin/Handout via REUTERS *Reuters:* *U.S. Senate defense bill would bar Turkey from buying F-35 jets* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Senate committee passed its version of a $716 billion defense policy bill on Thursday, including a measure to prevent Turkey from purchasing Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter jets. The amendment to the National Defense Authorization Ac... more »

Status of Canadian polar bears updated map from Environment Canada

Hifast at Climate Collections - 23 hours ago
Originally posted on polarbearscience: During a meeting of polar bear range states (Canada, Russia, Greenland, Norway, and the USA) in late January 2018 to discuss conservation issues, Canada — home to ~2/3 of the world’s polar bears — included in its presentation an updated population status and trend map approved by the Polar Bear Technical Committee…

The Climate of Gavin

Hifast at Climate Collections - 23 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Gavin Schmidt, who I am given to understand is a good computer programmer, is one of the principals at the incongruously named website “RealClimate”. The name is incongruous because they censor anyone who dares to disagree with their revealed wisdom. I bring this…

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
North Korea says open to resolving issues with U.S. after Trump scraps summit: KCNA https://t.co/F4mq8Ambyo pic.twitter.com/QWEbu83CqN — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 25, 2018 📷A tunnel is blown up at North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear test site. North Korea says it is still willing to talk to the US despite Donald Trump cancelling a summit with Kim Jong Un https://t.co/q1KtzkWya1 pic.twitter.com/kgU8B22b5u — AFP news agency (@AFP) May 25, 2018 Investigators probing the 2014 downing of flight MH17 for the first time that the missile which brought down the plane over eastern Ukr... more »

US War Party Scuttles Korean Peace Prospects

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
PressTV Published on May 24, 2018 Both US political parties and their representatives from the military–industrial complex have scuttled efforts to establish peace on the Korean peninsula because they want to keep the embers of conflict alive in order to maintain American imperialism’s position in East Asia, says Dennis Etler, an American political analyst who has […]

Pentagon Reportedly Admits UFO Encounter With US Navy

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Pentagon Reportedly Admits UFO Encounter With US Navy by https://sputniknews.com/ The US military has reportedly confirmed an encounter between its naval aircraft and a UFO, which occurred nearly 14 years ago. – A 13-page report commissioned by the Pentagon reveals the details of a cat-and-mouse game between a UFO and a US strike carrier group in […]

MSM Itch About Macron’s Russian Trip to Discuss Ukraine, Iran Amid Sanctions

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
MSM Itch About Macron’s Russian Trip to Discuss Ukraine, Iran Amid Sanctions by https://sputniknews.com/ Emmanuel Macron has come to Russia for the first time since being elected president in 2017, bringing a squad of French top officials and entrepreneurs, to attend the Saint Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) and meet Vladimir Putin. The conflicts in Syria […]

UN Condemns Israel’s Use of Lethal Force in Gaza

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
PressTV Published on May 24, 2018 The United Nations has strongly condemned Israeli actions that have led to the loss of dozens of lives in the Gaza Strip. Mladenov was briefing the UN Security Council via video link from Jerusalem al-Quds. He criticized Israel for its failure to stop the use of lethal force, while also […]

Germany to US: Europe United on Preserving Iran Deal. Germany, China Reiterates Support for Nuclear Deal

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Germany to US: Europe United on Preserving Iran Deal by http://www.presstv.com/ Europe is still “very, very united” on continuing to support Iran’s nuclear deal, says German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas. – Mass made the remarks on Wednesday during a meeting with US National Security Adviser John Bolton. “Europe is very, very united in its position on […]

Iranian Supreme Leader Sets 7 Conditions for EU to Keep Nuke Deal Alive

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Iranian Supreme Leader Sets 7 Conditions for EU to Keep Nuke Deal Alive by https://sputniknews.com/ Tehran has responded to 12 demands voiced by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo by listing its own to European states. In his first statement after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered a speech on Washington’s policy regarding Iran after the exit from the nuclear […]

US Has Largest Debt in World History, Dollar to Lose Status as No.1 Currency – Investor Jim Rogers

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
RT Published on May 24, 2018 The US dollar is becoming less appealing for investors as American debt continues to soar and the greenback is printed to cover it, investor Jim Rogers said at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF). https://on.rt.com/95yu end

Trump Cancels Summit with North Korea: What’s Next?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
RT Published on May 24, 2018 President Trump cancels what was supposed to be an historic summit with North Korea next month. Trump explained his decision in a letter – saying it’s with tremendous anger and open hostility that the summit is off. At the same time, the U.S. president said he still expects to meet […]

US-Led Strike Hits Government Targets in Syria – State Media (RT’s Special Coverage)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
RT Streamed live on May 24, 2018 US-led coalition warplanes have bombed several Syrian army positions in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor, state media outlet SANA reports, citing a military source. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/95xt end

US-Led Coalition Hits Syrian Army Base – Reports

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
US-Led Coalition Hits Syrian Army Base – Reports by https://sputniknews.com/ According to the SANA News Agency, US-led Coalition Air Forces struck several positions of the Syrian army in the eastern Syrian desert. – According to Reuters and AFP, the strikes allegedly took place near an energy installation located near the Iraqi border, about 100 km (60 miles) west of the Euphrates […]

Que Tiempo ?

Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 1 day ago
When did the clock start, and thus time, once it is in motion? No one knows. but there seem to be a lot of people who believe otherwise, and that’s acceptable for occupants dwelling in The Matrix. Time – Mr … Continue reading →

The F-35 Versus Russia Showdown Is Happening Now

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Lockheed Martin *Popular Mechanics:* *The Showdown Between the F-35 and the Russian Weapons Built to Stop It Is Finally Here* Israel is flying the F-35 into combat, which means the Joint Strike Fighter is up against Russian-built radar and anti-aircraft weapons designed with it in mind. * Israel has become the first country to fly the F-35 into combat. * Other countries in the Middle East have Russian-built air defenses intended to spot the F-35 despite its stealth profile. * This war between American-made planes and Russian-made defenses has been brewing ever since the F-35 was on... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
An explosion at Punggye-ri. KCNA/via REUTERS *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *North Korea destroys tunnels at nuclear test site* (Reuters).

Russia to Europe: Let’s trade in Euros instead of the Dollar

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 1 day ago
Such a move from Europe would be to act in defiance of Washington More The post Russia to Europe: Let’s trade in Euros instead of the Dollar appeared first on The Duran.

Leaked Photo Shows An Israeli F-35 Flying Over Beirut

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A photograph of an Israeli F-35 stealth fighter jet flying over the Lebanese capital of Beirut, which was apparently leaked to Israel's Hadashot news. (Screen capture) *Times Of Israel*: *Israeli TV airs apparently leaked photo of F-35 flying over Beirut* Hadashot news shows picture of Israeli stealth fighter flying above the Lebanese capital, after it was displayed to visiting air force chiefs earlier this week. A photograph of an Israeli F-35 stealth fighter jet flying over the Lebanese capital of Beirut was aired on Hadashot television news Wednesday night, after it was appare... more »

How Far Will Trump Go To Avoid The Consequences Of His Criminal Behavior? We All Know The Answer

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
This morning we looked at some polling data from *Politico *and Morning Consult but I was focused on Trump and on gun control and didn't get into the section of the poll that dealt with Robert Mueller. The pollsters asked how registered voters felt about some prominent figures who haven't been elected to office: *•* Melania Trump: Favorable- 48%, Unfavorable- 32% *•* Ivanka Trump: Favorable- 38%, Unfavorable- 41% *•* Kushner-in-law: Favorable- 18%, Unfavorable- 43% *•* Kellyanne Conway: Favorable- 21%, Unfavorable- 41% *•* Jeff Sessions: Favorable- 16%, Unfavorable- 47% *•* Robert M... more »

Musical Interlude: Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind, “Dream Ten”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind, “Dream Ten” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ7eSn_9uT0&feature=related

Thursday Evening Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 1 day ago
This and that for your Thursday reading. - Ian Millhiser writes that the Republican majority on the U.S.' Supreme Court is restoring the robber baron era: The conceit of Gorsuch’s *Epic Systems *opinion is that workers and their bosses sit down like equal bargaining partners to hash out their terms of employment. “Should employees and employers be allowed to agree that any disputes between them will be resolved through one-on-one arbitration?” Gorsuch begins his opinion with a question framed as if it could only have one answer. “Or should employees always be permitted to bring thei... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"What's happening in the Statue of Liberty nebula? Bright stars and interesting molecules are forming and being liberated. The complex nebula resides in the star forming region called RCW 57. This image showcases dense knots of dark interstellar dust, bright stars that have formed in the past few million years, fields of glowing hydrogen gas ionized by these stars, and great loops of gas expelled by dying stars. *Click image for larger size.* A detailed study of NGC 3576, also known as NGC 3582 and NGC 3584, uncovered at least 33 massive stars in the end stages of formation, and the ... more »

"On Your Own Terms..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"If the sun is shining, stand in it- yes, yes, yes. Happy times are great, but happy times pass- they have to- because time passes. The pursuit of happiness is more elusive; it is life-long, and it is not goal-centered. What you are pursuing is meaning- a meaningful life... There are times when it will go so wrong that you will be barely alive, and times when you realize that being barely alive, on your own terms, is better than living a bloated half-life on someone else's terms." - Jeanette Winterson

"Heaven And Hell"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"A belligerent samurai, an old Japanese tale goes, once challenged a Zen master to explain the concept of heaven and hell. The monk replied with scorn, "You're nothing but a lout- I can't waste my time with the likes of you!" His very honor attacked, the samurai flew into a rage and, pulling his sword from its scabbard, yelled "I could kill you for your impertinence." "That,"the monk calmly replied, "is hell." Startled at seeing the truth in what the master pointed out about the fury that had him in its grip, the samurai calmed down, sheathed his sword, and bowed, thanking the monk...more »

Did This Oscar-Winning Movie Try to Warn Us About Monsanto Over Ten Years Ago? Watch this Clip and Decide

Nick Meyer at AltHealthWorks.com - 1 day ago
Take one look at the movie poster and perhaps one American multi-national corporation comes to mind: the infamous St. Louis based genetically modified seed giant Monsanto. The tagline “THE TRUTH CAN BE ADJUSTED” adorns the original poster of the movie in question, Michael Clayton, which starred George Clooney along with Best Supporting Actress winner Tilda Swinton. The movie, which follows the story of top lawyer Arthur Eden’s mental breakdown over having to defend a rogue chemical company named U-North, came out in 2007, prior to many of Monsanto’s major misdeeds and harmful ha... more »

Chet Raymo, "As Time Goes By"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* "As Time Goes By"* by Chet Raymo "Is time something that is defined by the ticking of a cosmic clock, God's wristwatch say? Time doesn't exist except for the current tick. The past is irretrievably gone. The future does not yet exist. Consciousness is awareness of a moment. Or is time a dimension like space? We move through time as we move through space. The past is still there; we're just not there anymore. The future exists; we'll get there. We experience time as we experience space, say, by looking out the window of a moving train. Or is time… Physicists and philosophers have... more »

"I Promise You This..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am- a reluctant enthusiast... a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate ...more »

Israel Launches New Air Strikes Against Iranian Targets In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The National:* *Israel suspected of carrying out new airstrikes in Syria* *Country’s official news agency confirmed on Thursday night that one of its military airports near Homs was hit* Israel is suspected of carrying out missile strikes against a military airport near the Syrian city of Homs on Thursday, an area known for the presence of both Hezbollah and Iranian Revolutionary Guard (IRGC) forces. Syria’s official news agency confirmed around 9.30 pm local time that one of its military airports was a target of an outside aggression but claimed that the regime defences “blocked ... more »

Free Download: T.S. Eliot, “The Four Quartets”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“You say I am repeating Something I have said before. I shall say it again. Shall I say it again? In order to arrive there, To arrive where you are, to get from where you are not, You must go by a way wherein there is no ecstacy. In order to arrive at what you do not know You must go by a way which is the way of ignorance. In order to possess what you do not possess You must go by the way of dispossession. In order to arrive at what you are not You must go through the way in which you are not. And what you do not know is the only thing you know And what you own ... more »

"The Cloak Of The Past..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“The cloak of the past is cut from patches of feeling, and sewn with rebus threads. Most of the time, the best we can do is wrap it around ourselves for comfort or drag it behind us as we struggle to go on. But everything has its cause and its meaning. Every life, every love, every action and feeling and thought has its reason and significance: its beginning, and the part it plays in the end. Sometimes, we do see. Sometimes, we see the past so clearly, and read the legend of its parts with such acuity, that every stitch of time reveals its purpose, and a kind of message is enfolded ...more »

"Internet Sacred Text Archive"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"About Sacred-Texts"* "All ancient books which have once been called sacred by man, will have their lasting place in the history of mankind, and those who possess the courage, the perseverance, and the self-denial of the true miner, and of the true scholar, will find even in the darkest and dustiest shafts what they are seeking for,--real nuggets of thought, and precious jewels of faith and hope." - Max Müller, Introduction to the Upanishads Vol. II. This site is a freely available archive of electronic texts about religion, mythology, legends and folklore, and occult and esoteric... more »

"Memory, Meanings, Moments and Madness: Wanderers In No Man's Land"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Memory, Meanings, Moments and Madness: Wanderers In No Man's Land" by Chris Floyd "Zachary Mason's remarkable novel, "The Lost Books of the Odyssey," is based on a grain of fact. Before the stories of the Iliad and the Odyssey were crystallized and canonized in the books of Homer sometime in the 8th century B.C., various (and often conflicting) tales of the Trojan War and its heroes had floated around in various forms for hundreds of years. Some of these variants survive in fragments of other ancient works, like ghostly echoes of alternative universes. Mason's intriguing fictional c... more »

They Decide What Government Does

joe at rss - 1 day ago

#Ramadan Arabian Nights 2018 : The amazing tales challenge Episode 9 “The King is dead , Long live the king”

noreply@blogger.com (Zeinobia) at Egyptian Chronicles - 1 day ago
A king will die and another king will be crowned in tonight’s episode of Ramadan Arabian Podcast. Tonight we got a very interesting episode in our show “One Thousand and one nights” produced by Egypt’s State radio in its heyday. I won’t talk too much because lots of things happened in tonight’s episode which was 270th episode to be accurate in our show’s long record. You can find the new episode after the break. Your browser does not support the audio element. *After **telling his sons his well*,* King Hathor passes away and his Djinn kingdom mourns him. * *For nearly three months, hi... more »

International Investigators Blame A Russian Military Unit For The Downing OF MH17 Over Ukraine In 2014

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*DW:** MH17 was downed by Russian military missile: international investigators* International investigators have said detailed analysis of video images showed the missile used to down the Malaysian flight came from a Russian military unit. Russia has always denied involvement in the incident. International investigators probing the downing of Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 made their interim findings public on Thursday in the Dutch town of Bunnik.A surface-to-air missile shot down MH17 on July 17, 2014, over Ukrainian territory, killing all 298 passengers and crew on board. The ... more »

France signs off on joint investment initiatives with Russia

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 1 day ago
The prospect of nuclear cooperation is also on the table More The post France signs off on joint investment initiatives with Russia appeared first on The Duran.

Boris Johnson taken for a fool by Russian pranksters (AUDIO)

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 1 day ago
The two were able to hold him for a surprisingly long time before he was able to figure out that he was being played. More The post Boris Johnson taken for a fool by Russian pranksters (AUDIO) appeared first on The Duran.

Russian Central Bank Boasts of Alternative to SWIFT as Ready-Made Defense Against US Sanctions

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Russian Central Bank Boasts of Alternative to SWIFT as Ready-Made Defense Against US Sanctions by https://www.rt.com/ Russia has managed to develop a national system for money transfers that could protect its banking from the possible cut off from SWIFT transfer services in case of tougher US penalties, the central bank chief said at SPIEF. – “There […]

Russia Ready to Use Euros in Trade If EU Opposes Expansion of Sanctions

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Russia Ready to Use Euros in Trade If EU Opposes Expansion of Sanctions by https://sputniknews.com/ ST PETERSBURG (Sputnik) – Russia is ready to use euros rather than US dollars in foreign trade if the European Union declares its stance against expansion of the US anti-Russian sanctions, Russian Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said Thursday. – “As we […]

The 5 (Greatest) Military Defeats in All of History

James Holmes at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*James Holmes* *History, North America* We break down the biggest, baddest defeats—with a twist. It is common to write lists ranking everything from history’s greatest victories to the best and worst ships or planes. This article attempts to rank history’s best defeats- something that hasn’t been done before because historians and strategists tend to focus on the victors. And so it should be. No self-respecting combatant could be grateful for losing, right? General George S. Patton himself assures us that ordinary folk “love a winner” and “will not tolerate a loser.” But that’s n...more »

Is Turkey Getting Ready to Build Its Very Own Stealth Fighter?

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Europe* Could they do it? Nearly every country on the globe with both a large defense budget and pressing security concerns is attempting to either purchase stealth fighters from abroad or develop their own. Turkey now joins India, South Korea and Japan in seeking to do both. Next month on June 21, 2018 the Turkish Air Force is set to receive the first of thirty F-35A Lightning II stealth fighters from the United States—overcoming efforts by members of Congress to block the sale due to growing foreign policy clashes and concerns over human rights. ... more »

The 5 Best Sig Sauer Handguns on the Planet

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Europe* We break down the best of the best. The Swiss-German company Sig Sauer has been in the arms business for a long time. Swiss SIG (*Schweizerische Industrie Gesellschaft*) a company founded in 1853, partnered with the German Sauer in 1976 to produce firearms. The joint company rode the European wave of handgun manufacturers in the late 1980s and 1990s with its series of handguns based on the original P210 platform. Today Sig Sauer sells a full line of handguns and modern sporting rifles in the United States, and has penetrated both the military ... more »

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Another Realm”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Kevin Kern, “Another Realm” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oSOMLWvHuI

North Korea Responds To President Trump Canceling The Summit. Wants To Have Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un © KCNA / Reuters *RT: **N. Korea says it's still ready to talk to US 'at any time, in any way'* The decision by US President Donald Trump to cancel the summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is “not in line with the world’s wishes,” the government in Pyongyang has announced. Kim has made the “utmost efforts” to hold a summit with Trump, said the North Korean first vice minister for foreign affairs, Kim Kye-gwan, according to the state news agency KCNA. The meeting between two leaders was scheduled for June 12 in Singapore. Pyongyang is “still... more »

Family Removes Alexa Devices After a Stranger in Another Town Heard Everything They Were Saying

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By Rachel Blevins Portland, Oregon – A concerned family is speaking out after they claim that their Amazon Alexa device recorded a conversation they were... more »

Is Emerging Market Turmoil Deutsche Bank’s “Black Swan?”

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By Dave Kranzler Rising energy prices and collapsing emerging currencies are two developments that are not receiving much attention in the mainstream propaganda narrative. But... more »