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Sunday, July 15, 2018

15 July - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

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11:12 pm MDT

BWorld 229, CoA should consider benefits of Malampaya project

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 13 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld on July 05, 2018. When developing economies attract multinational companies, they reap benefits. These developing economies get to have more commodities and services that otherwise would remain untapped for a long time. And, as a result, they also earn more revenues, taxes, and royalties even if these economies spent very little. Moreover, technology transfer from multinationals to developing economies is enabled as local professionals are hired to operate, maintain, and upgrade facilities. In the case of Malampaya gas to power project in offs... more »

How About You? Are You Ready To Accept The Consequences For Standing Up Against The Pre-Fascist Agenda?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
When I became president of Reprise, my first trip overseas was to London to speak to the head of our affiliate company, a longtime friend and ally. (Years earlier, when my own indie label was on the verge of bankruptcy, this same guy signed me to a publishing deal that sent enough cash into the tiny company to keep us afloat and allowed our success.) But I wasn't there to celebrate past successes with him. *Dookie*, Reprise's first Green Day album, had just passed the double platinum mark in the U.S. But there was nothing at all going on in Europe. No airplay, no sales, no nuffin'.... more »

Climate Change Is Real at the FBI—and Here is the Data to Prove It

sanderson at Lawfare - 13 hours ago
Former main entrance to the J. Edgar Hoover Building in Washington, D.C. (Flickr/Tim Evanson) Rank-and-file confidence in the FBI’s senior leadership has taken a sharp hit. That’s the bottom line from the bureau’s latest “climate survey,” the results of which we obtained on Friday through a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit. Across an array of metrics, both at headquarters and in the FBI’s 56 field offices, employees still express high *esprit de corps* about the FBI itself and their work for the bureau. But when asked about confidence in the vision of the FBI director, t... more »

Setting Expectations for the Helsinki Summit

csaivetz at Lawfare - 13 hours ago
Photo Credit: Jorge Silva/AP via RFERL *Editor’s Note: The U.S.-Russia relationship is at the center of the Trump administration. At home, the investigation over Russian interference in the 2016 election continues to enrage the president, while abroad Russia appears to be one of the few countries in the world the president respects. So it is not surprising that all eyes are on the Putin-Trump summit. MIT's Carol Saivetz surveys the summit landscape, assessing what might be on the table and how the summit might go.* *** On Monday, July 16, President Donald Trump will meet with Rus... more »

Episode #241 – ‘Summer Swelter’ with guests Mike Robinson, Robert Inlakesh, Basil Valentine

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 13 hours ago
*SUNDAY WIRE SHOW* | Strap yourselves in and lower the blast shield – this is your brave new world…

What Real Sexism and Hate Looks Like

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 13 hours ago
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Progressives Understand Climate Science Like they Understand CyberSecurity

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 13 hours ago
These people can’t even run a tech department, and they want us to believe they can understand the climate and run our Nation? The FBI’s Outside Contractors, DNC Servers & Crowdstrike The IC Report concluded: “In July 2015, Russian Intelligence gained access to Democratic National Committee (DNC) networks and maintained that access until at least … Continue reading "Progressives Understand Climate Science Like they Understand CyberSecurity"

The Fling Poo Parade!

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 13 hours ago
The news has largely become coverage of Street Theatre and the Fling Poo Parade of the Socialist / Progressive / Left / Dimcrat / Soros NGO Mobs. All they can do seems to be "Fling Poo!". Continue reading →

Random Thoughts

LL at Virtual Mirage - 13 hours ago
*The NFL* How dare the NFL build stadium walls to keep fans that haven't paid for a ticket from entering the game. TEAR DOWN THAT WALL... *Strzok* About half of the FBI special agents who I worked with and around reminded me of Strzok. Now he is the face of America's FBI. Justice or karma (or both)? I'm not saying that they're all arrogant, corrupt, liars who work hard to take down an American president. But the pattern that has emerged of the FBI covering up in front of Congress has one of those disturbing vibes. Doesn't it? Strzok and his mistress engaging in pillow talk about... more »

Seen in Sidi Abdel Rahman : All degrees of blue

egyptianchronicler@gmail.com (Zeinobia) at Egyptian Chronicles - 13 hours ago
[image: A-Sidi Abdel Rahman beach] All degrees of blue are here. That photo was taken from a nice beach at Egypt’s NorthCoast. Sidi Abdel Rahman beaches are one of the best-hidden secrets of Egypt and one of its lost golden opportunities to boost international tourism

Booker & Those “All-Time Heat Records”

Hifast at Climate Collections - 13 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? I’m pleased that Booker has followed up my story about the Washington Post scam: ? https://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/columnists/ ? For those who have not read it, my post on the story was here. ? ? The Stevenson Screen at Strathclyde Park, Motherwell

Family Calls for Help with Suicidal Child, Cops Show Up and Kill Him

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: family] A family friend claimed that the boy was unarmed when he was shot and killed by police officers who promised his parents they would help the suicidal teen. The post Family Calls for Help with Suicidal Child, Cops Show Up and Kill Him appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Record Heat Wave This Week Mickey Huff of Project Censored Interviews Me and Jon Gold, Author of We Were Lied to About 9/11 (now available in transcript form) Ontario Cancels 758 Renewable Projects Cuomo's Biggest Donors Rake in Millions from ICE Assange Legal Victory As Court Orders Safe Passage Out of Embassy Pence Family Failed Gas Stations Cost Taxpayers 20M Japan is reversing a dangerous demographic time bomb — but now the US is in the danger zone Forget the sex, the hot new book about Google is an important reminder of what Sergey and Larry are really afte... more »

Helsinki Dog & Pony Show: Putin/Trump Summit

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
*My thoughts?* *Like any/every other dog and pony show this alleged summit is going to be all show and no substance at all!* *The NGO's will steal the day. They've got protests all ready to go. They'll get the majority of the news coverage. They'll blather on about human rights etc., All of it meaningless of course, but, it's what NGO's exist to do! * *Trump and Putin will be derided. For perception management purposes.* * The idea of Trump 'bull in the china' demeanor is pushed so when the desired war worsens or expands, everyone will go- oh that Trump he's so irrational- He's ... more »

The New Normal For France

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 14 hours ago
It has been twenty years since France won the World Cup. Fifteen years ago, France was just about to enter a heat wave which killed thousands of people. I was freezing on the beach at Christchurch, England during early July … Continue reading →

Sunday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 14 hours ago
This and that for your Sunday reading. - Scott Santens writes about the flaw in markets which fail to distinguish between goods and services which lack value, and those which people lack the money to acquire through the market. - Lisa Cox reports on new research suggesting that the harm we've already done to our planet's climate may be twice as severe as previously assumed. And Bora Plumptre examines how Canada's emission reductions in other sectors have been - and will continue to be - almost entirely outweighed by additional carbon pollution from the oil and gas sector. - Meanwhi... more »

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The following books cited Musings On Iraq: *Education and Ethno-Politics: Defending Identity in Iraq* by Kelsey Shanks, *Iraq and the Crimes of Aggressive War, The Legal Cynicism of Criminal Militarism* by John Hagan, Joshua Kaiser and Anna Hanson, and *Quicksilver War: Syria, Iraq and the Spiral of Conflict* by William Harris. Musings On Iraq was cited also by the Commissariaat-General voor de Vluchtelingen en de Staatlozen in "Irak De veiligheidssituatie in de Koerdische Autonome Regio" and by the European Parliament's Directorate-General for External Policy Policy Department in... more »

Protests Continue Across Southern Iraq And Spread To Baghdad

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
After July 13’s events where there were protests, occupation of government offices, burning political party buildings across seven provinces, and the deaths of two people at the hands of the police there were more such activities the next day. Protest at the Majnoon oil field in Basra (Al Mirbad) Demonstration in Dhi Qar (Al Sumaria) July 14 there were demonstrations in 9 provinces. In Babil, people blocked main streets and stormed the offices of the Dawa and Fadhila parties. Baghdad saw a small march at midnight, and then the Communists held a gatheringduring the day. Basra had ... more »

This Day In Iraqi History - Jul 15

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
1920 UK Chief General Staff Wilson heard of 1920 revolt and ordered dispatch of division from India to put it down 1950 Cabinet resigned when PM Suwaidi complained his brother not appointed head of Cassation Court Stayed in office because Regent out of country and couldn’t call for new govt 1952 Mustafa al-Umari became premier 1958 Deposed PM Nuri al-Said executed by Free Officers Regent’s body taken from royal palace Mutilated Dragged through Baghdad streets 1968 PM Yahya resigned over divisions within military over running country that would ev... more »

Deep State poster boy Peter Strzok gives bizarre testimony that goes viral (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 15 hours ago
The face of the Deep State. The post Deep State poster boy Peter Strzok gives bizarre testimony that goes viral (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Protests in Basra intensify as demonstrators reportedly storm local police station

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:20 P.M.) – Protests over poor economic growth and a lack of public services escalated in the oil-rich province of Basra on Sunday, as demonstrations entered their second week. According to reports, security forces fired tear gas into crowds after demonstrators stormed the building of Basra Provincial Council and a local police station. Security […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Israeli defense chief warns Hamas will ‘pay heavy price’ amid new escalation

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
The IDF has struck more than 40 targets in the Gaza Strip in the most extensive daytime attack since 2014’s Operation Protective Edge in response to the recent attacks by Hamas, which has fired about 100 rockets and projectiles at southern Israel. Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman has warned that Hamas will regret it if […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

IRGC foils infiltration attempt in northwestern border regon

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) foiled an infiltration attempt in the northwestern border region of Iran on Saturday, state-owned IRNA reported. According to IRNA, a group of militants attempted to infiltrate the Nodesheh border region on Saturday evening, resulting in an intense standoff with the IRGC’s Najaf Ashraf unit. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Saudi-led Coalition resumes bombing campaign over Hodeidah

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:15 P.M.) – The Saudi-led Coalition resumed their bombing campaign over the Hodeidah Governorate this week, the official media wing of the Houthi forces reported. According to the Houthi forces, the Saudi-led Coalition launched several airstrikes over the Hodeidah Governorate over the last few days, with some bombs even hitting the provincial capital […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Up close footage of Syrian military attack on most important hilltop in Daraa

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – The Syrian military resumed their assault on the strategic hilltop of Tal Al-Harrah, today, following the refusal of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham to leave the area. Using attack helicopters, the Syrian Air Force pounded Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s positions at Tal Al-Harrah, inflicting heavy damage on their defenses. As shown in the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Full report from southwest Syria battle – map

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:25 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has had another successful day in southwest Syria, following the resumption of their field operations in the northwestern countryside of the Daraa Governorate. Led by the shock troops of the 9th Division, the Syrian Arab Army began the day with a big attack in the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

ISIS assassinates FSA commander in new drive-by shooting (photos)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:10 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) assassinated another rebel commander in northern Syria this week after carrying out a drive-by shooting near the Turkish border. According to the Islamic State’s official media wing, the commander of the Sultan Murad Brigade, Abu Ahmad Sinsawi, was assassinated by members of their sleeper cell in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkey’s purchase of S-400 systems will undermine NATO in Europe: US commander

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
Speaking to Reuters, the NATO Allied Air Commander General Tod Wolters said that Turkey’s plans to buy Russia’s S-400 surface-to-air missile defense system would help Moscow accumulate information about range of detection and other characteristics of the US-made F-35 stealth fighter jets, as they are gaining a foothold in Europe. “Anything that an S-400 can do that affords it the ability to better […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Developing: First buses prepare to leave Daraa for northern Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – The first batch of rebels and their family members are preparing to leave the southern province of Daraa for northern Syria, a Syrian military report stated on Sunday afternoon. According to the report, approximately 100 rebels and 400 of their family members loaded several buses en route for northern Syria […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Crazy footage of Houthi fighters launching daring military operation in southern Saudi Army

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – The Houthi forces carried out a daring field operation in Saudi Arabia’s southern province of Jizan this week. The Houthi forces launched their powerful assault on the strategic Al-Doud Mountains of Jizan on Friday in a bid to seize this area from the Saudi Army. According to the official media […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army destroys 2 rebel sites in northern Hama (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) carried out a powerful night assault against the Islamist rebels this week, destroying at least two sites belonging to the latter in northern Hama. According to a report from the Russian TV channel “RusVesna.SU”, the Syrian Arab Army scored direct hits on the Free Syrian […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Putin, Erdogan discuss joint steps in Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
The Russian and Turkish Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, discussed international issues in a phone conversation, focusing on joint steps in Syria, the Kremlin said on Saturday. “Pressing regional and international issues have been discussed. Particular attention was paid to joint steps aimed at solving the crisis in Syria on the basis of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Syrian Army launches big attack in northwest Daraa

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a major attack in northwest Daraa this afternoon, a military source in Damascus told Al-Masdar News. Led by their elite Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the town of Zimrin in northwest Daraa, resulting in a fierce battle with the jihadist rebels of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

The Four Contrasting Voices of David Hume

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 15 hours ago
Hume's engraving in first volume of The History of England, 1754David Hume begins his *A Treatise of Human Nature* with a swagger—asserting that he is in pursuit of science of man. In his Introduction to the *Treatise*, he says, “Here then is the only expedient, from which we can hope for success in our philosophical researches, to leave the tedious lingering method, which we have hitherto followed, and instead of taking now and then a castle or village on the frontier, to march up directly to the capital or center of these sciences, to human nature itself; which being once masters... more »

Getting Closer To The Fire

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
On Friday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced the indictment of 12 members of the Russian GRU for attempting to sabotage the American election. Donald Trump knew the indictments were coming. But, when they were announced, he was unimpressed. Andrew Coyne writes: “I think I would have a very good relationship with President Putin if we spent time together,” Trump mused the next morning at a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May. He would, that is, were it not for “the rigged witch hunt.” By which he meant the investigation, under special couns... more »

Jury Nullifies Georgia Weed Law, Finds Man Not Guilty Despite Admittedly Growing Marijuana

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: marijuana] A marijuana user was found not guilty of drug charges—not because he didn't do what he was accused of, but because the jury disagreed with the law. The post Jury Nullifies Georgia Weed Law, Finds Man Not Guilty Despite Admittedly Growing Marijuana appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Dept of Justice Announces Landmark Ruling Effectively Legalizing 3D Printed Guns

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: 3d] The government is now being forced to admit that it is legal for 3D print gun designs to be sold online, in a landmark victory for the Second Amendment. The post Dept of Justice Announces Landmark Ruling Effectively Legalizing 3D Printed Guns appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Cop Pulls Woman Over for DUI, Kidnaps Her, Rapes Her at Motel — Now His Victim is Suing

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: motel] After a police officer got off with only a year in jail after allegedly kidnapping and raping a woman, the victim has filed a civil suit as well. The post Cop Pulls Woman Over for DUI, Kidnaps Her, Rapes Her at Motel — Now His Victim is Suing appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Lawsuit Proves HHS Hasn’t Filed Required Vaccine Safety Reports with Congress IN 30 YEARS

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: vaccine] A lawsuit against the HHS has forced the agency to admit that they never, not once, filed the required biannual reports with Congress on increasing vaccine safety. The post Lawsuit Proves HHS Hasn’t Filed Required Vaccine Safety Reports with Congress IN 30 YEARS appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*End of the red pen: Leading girls’ school bans teachers from writing negative comments on exam papers* *So how do they learn?* One of the country’s leading girls’ schools has banned teachers from writing negative comments on pupils’ end-of-year exams, it has emerged. Putney High School in south-west London had already stopped grading pieces of work for pupils aged 11 to 14 in order to stop girls getting overly “fixated” on their mark. Now the £19,000-a-year school has taken things one step further by axing comments in favour of symbols, allowing girls to work out themselves w... more »

Sunday song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago

What Earth Would Look Like Without Fake News

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 16 hours ago
Early in life I had noticed that no event is ever correctly reported in a newspaper. George Orwell Last year, all of our usual fake news sources were touting the Petermann glacier in Greenland as a poster child for climate … Continue reading →

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Climate researchers are airy-fairy types while the public are more down to earth* *This is rather delicious. As a retired academic I can decode academic bafflegab and my heading above is good summary of the findings below. I think I could have predicted that finding. That Greenie academics focus on theories while ignoring reality does in fact encapsulate all of Warmism as far as I can see* Personality type differences between Ph.D. climate researchers and the general public: implications for effective communication C. Susan Weiler et al. Abstract Effectively communicating th... more »

West scrambles to evacuate White Helmets from Syria amid assassination threats

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 16 hours ago
Proposal to evacuate White Helmet crisis actors from Syria amid reports that they may be in danger as the Syrian Army continues to advance in southern Syria

Skiphelle - Ship Hill - A True Story Narrated by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 16 hours ago
*With the help of the Divine a small force can defeat an army of thousands* *This is a true story of an event that happened in the year, 1996 if memory serves me still and somethings it does not. I am writng about this now because I have been moved to do so for whatever reason. I am reluctant to share such experiences in a public manner due to the lack of understnading in the majority of the population yet there are a few who will listen to my story and understand and this is for them. I have never put my experience into **writing** until now but have only told it to a few as a mea... more »

Trump’s Dishonesty Has Been A Central Story Of His Presidency

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
*Moscow's Mule by Chip Proser* On Saturday morning, *Axios* put together a quickie post, "3 lies heard 'round the world," and I'm sure you know exactly who told the 3 whoppers. He claimed he bent NATO members to his will, which never happened. He tried walking back his trazodone-fueled interview with *The Sun*, calling it "fake news," even though they released a tape. Trump countered that he has his own tape and told reporters to "get it from Sarah." Huckabee's daughter has no tapes. Her drug-addled boss also claimed that the indictments of a dozen GRU officers for helping Putin ste... more »

SYRIA: The White Helmet Exodus Managed by ‘Regime-Change’ Coalition

Vanessa Beeley at 21st Century Wire - 17 hours ago
*Vanessa Beeley* | The White Helmet Exodus from Syria, managed by NATO member states.

Chris Grayling Expects!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Do politicians live on another planet? The Mail reports on Chris Grayling’s latest piece of advice: Diesel cars may still be the most sensible option for many families who drive long distances, the transport secretary Chris Grayling said yesterday. Despite a pledge to see the end of petrol and diesel […]

Booker & Those “All-Time Heat Records”

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood I’m pleased that Booker has followed up my story about the Washington Post scam: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/opinion/columnists/ For those who have not read it, my post on the story was here. The Stevenson Screen at Strathclyde Park, Motherwell

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Blogging will return later today.

Could Russia's 'Hybrid Warfare' Start A Real War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Members of the armed forces of the separatist self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic drive a tank (Reuters) *Joe Pappalardo, Popular Mechanics*:* Now NATO Says Russian “Hybrid Warfare” Could Start a Real War* The global alliance can now go to collective war if a member is subjected to “hybrid warfare.” The problem is no one can define it clearly, and that can make war more likely. When Vladimir Putin schemed to annex the Crimean peninsula, he didn’t launch an “invasion.” Instead, Russia relied on techniques including phony media reports, special forces and and proxy fighters (d... more »

Sunday morning music

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 18 hours ago
Here's something different for your listening pleasure. Faun is a German group, self-described as "pagan folk". They're in the tradition of many other modern groups who interpret old folk music styles (and occasionally original songs and tunes, as well as their own compositions) in modern rhythms and settings. The group's name is derived from the German Faunus, the name of the mythical ancient Roman horned god of the forest, plains and fields, analogous to the ancient Greek god Pan. Here are three songs from Faun to whet your appetite. The first is "Hörst du die Trommeln" ("Do ... more »

Building barriers: Inside the race to save Louisiana's first line of storm defense

Tristan Baurick at Louisiana Environment and Flood Control - 18 hours ago
Barrier islands that shield Louisiana's coast are getting a major rebuild. But how long can that last?

The Holes in the Official Skripal Story

Craig Murray at The Truthseeker - 18 hours ago
The “intelligence” about Russia’s secret novichok programme comes from exactly the same people who brought you intelligence about Saddam Hussein’s WMD

Thousands protest across Scotland as Trump plays golf

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 18 hours ago
I was in Edinburgh during the anti-Trump protest and saw nothing like the "thousands" who reportedly attended

Trump Should Fire Rosenstein Immediately

Paul Craig Roberts at The Truthseeker - 18 hours ago
Was Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s indictment of 12 Russian military intelligence officers intended to sabotage Trump's forthcoming meeting with Putin?

Bohemian Grove: Illuminati Meet This Week for Satanic Rituals

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 18 hours ago
"Bohemian Grove serves those ushering in the New World Order through mind control and consists primarily of the highest Mafia and U.S. Government officials."

Big Brother is watching: China’s AI CCTV can recognise ‘anyone, anywhere’

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 18 hours ago
The technology may have been pioneered in China but it is only a matter of time before it is duplicated in the West. If it hasn't already been duplicated

IT BEGINS: Lesbians are now protesting transgenders as LGBT goes to war with itself

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 18 hours ago
This wasn't supposed to happen but it seems as if the various factions within the LGBT community are at odds with each other

Senate Committee Approves AIPAC Bill to Give Israel $38 Billion Over 10 Years, With Additional Perks

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 18 hours ago
Even though its infrastructure is failing and it can barely afford to provide basic health care for Americans, the U.S. just donated $38 billion in military aid to Israel

Autism Siblings: Taking it to the Next Level

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
By Cathy Jameson People warned me that the years go by quickly. Boy, were they right! Time really is flying by. I’m reminded of that when Ronan’s big sister checks out a new college. Fiona’s been checking out colleges for...

All roads between Lebanon, Syria, Iraq, Jordan to be reopened soon – Bassil

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – The Lebanese Foreign Minister Gebran Bassil stated on Saturday that following the Syrian Arab Army’s success along the Jordanian border, the roads between Damascus and Amman will be reopened soon. According to Bassil, this significant development in southern Daraa should pave the way for “all roads between Lebanon and Syria, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Israeli jets stalk Syrian border as SAA troops advance near Golan Heights

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Israeli Air Force (IAF) is currently conducting several flights along the Syrian-Lebanese border, a military source in Damascus told Al-Masdar News this afternoon. According to the source, the Israeli jets were stalking the Syrian border, but they have yet to enter the country. The Israeli Air Force is likely […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkey concerned about potential Syrian Army offensive in Idlib

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly told his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin that the de-escalation zone agreement could be jeopardized by a potential Syrian Army offensive in the Idlib Governorate, the Reuters News Agency reported on Sunday. Citing a Turkish presidential source, Reuters reported that the two leaders discussed the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army reportedly seizes US-made weapons from ISIS depot in Deir ez-Zor

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – During a combing operation in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor province, the Syrian army discovered a large cache of weapons, munitions, telecommunication equipment, as well as US-made mortar shells at a depot left behind by Daesh, the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) reported. The report suggests that the arms included 120mm mortars, BM-21 Grad rockets, 107mm rockets, 40mm grenades, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Syrian Army seizes first town in Al-Quneitra

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has seized their first town in the Al-Quneitra Governorate after a short battle with the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham. Backed by the Liwaa Suqour Al-Quneitra faction of the National Defense Forces (NDF), the Syrian Arab Army attacked Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s positions inside the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Rebels handover large stockpile of weapons, vehicles in Daraa city

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:55 A.M.) – The rebel forces inside of Daraa city began handing over their large stockpile of weapons and military vehicles to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) this weekend. Beginning on Friday, the rebel forces have been surrendering their heavy and medium weapons to the Syrian Arab Army and Russian Reconciliation Center in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Palestine: IDF footage of airstrike on Gaza mortar shell launcher

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – Footage released by the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) on Sunday reportedly shows an Israeli airstrike hitting a mortar shell launcher in the Gaza Strip. The official Twitter account of the IDF said that the attack was in response to the firing of two mortar shells launched from Gaza towards Israel. An […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Mysterious pro-gov’t force attack US Coalition meeting in Raqqa (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 P.M.) – A mysterious pro-government group calling themselves the Popular Resistance of Raqqa carried out an alleged attack on the US Coalition meeting in the Al-Raqqa Governorate yesterday. According to a report from the group’s official Facebook page, their fighters specifically targeted the US Coalition’s meeting at the Tajj Hotel in the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Putin, Erdogan discuss joint steps in Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
The Russian and Turkish Presidents, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, discussed international issues in a phone conversation, focusing on joint steps in Syria, the Kremlin said on Saturday. “Pressing regional and international issues have been discussed. Particular attention was paid to joint steps aimed at solving the crisis in Syria on the basis of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

ISIS captures oil field from US-backed forces in east Deir Ezzor

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 A.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) launched a counter-attack against the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in east Deir Ezzor on Saturday. ISIS began their counter-attack on Saturday by storming the Syrian Democratic Forces’ positions at the Sijan Oil Field of eastern Deir Ezzor. According to pro-opposition activists, the Islamic State terrorist […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Chinese Navy sends surveillance vessel to keep tabs on RIMPAC exercises

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
China was caught playing detective this week after officials participating in the Rim of the Pacific maritime (RIMPAC) exercises noticed a certain Chinese surveillance vessel watching on from a distance. According to USNI News, it was confirmed by a US Navy official on Friday that China had the People’s Liberation Army Navy send a Type 815 spy ship […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Why is Gaza on The Verge of War with Israel?

Robert Inlakesh at 21st Century Wire - 19 hours ago
*Robert Inlakesh* | Israel have launched the largest largest day-time assault upon Gaza since 2014. Who started the fighting; Hamas or Israel?

Rio Nightlife Guide for Sunday, July 15, 2018

Jack Arnhold at The Rio Times - 20 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Sunday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. LIVE: Roda de Forró @ Centro Cultural Carioca (Centro) – On Sunday, July 15, there will be a super special edition of Roda de Forró at Centro Cultural Carioca, hosting […]

The Peaceable Kingdom In A World At War

Fr. Stephen FREEMAN at OrientalReview.org - 20 hours ago
This is not a slogan for anyone’s political agenda. It is nothing other than the proclamation of the Kingdom of God. It is inaugurated (already) in the hearts and lives of faithful believers, manifest in the lives of the saints. Thousands of souls around us stand weary and hungry for salvation. Acquire the Spirit of Peace. The post The Peaceable Kingdom In A World At War appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Sunday Sermonette

LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
*An Observation* Frequent flier miles are important, I guess. However even when you're sleeping in a pod, it's not all that restful. So people get up and wander around first class and talk. They wait for you to bring it up first, but they like President Trump. Yes, even the traditional monied EuroTrash class who are slumming without an executive jet to haul them from here to there. Even the Europeans are feeling the benefit of an improving American economy. Gulfstream G650ER Cockpit layout. YES. The economy is doing better and one of my business partners (a rich one) *just* bought a... more »

The four lies and one truth told by the BDS's founder Omar Barghouti

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
https://www.facebook.com/CanaryMission/videos/893917100816355/ Four lies that the likes of the institutionally anti Israel BBC willingly spread and one truth that the BBC prefer to keep secret from the people forced to pay for their spreading of propaganda. More about this matter here https://www.algemeiner.com/2018/07/13/bds-founder-confirms-movement-is-about-ending-the-jewish-state/ The singling out of Israel from all other countries for criticism, the open hatred of Israel, why? Antisemitism?

BDS Founder Confirms Movement Is About Ending the Jewish State - “Most definitely we oppose a Jewish state in any part of Palestine... Palestinians and Arabs in general have never, and will never recognize Israel as a Jewish state.”

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
'Supporters of the anti-Israel boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement claim that BDS is about a two-state solution — and bettering the lives of the Palestinian people. At least that's what leftist college students, progressive activist groups,and most media outlets want to believe. But if you take the word of BDS founder Omar Barghouti, peaceful coexistence is the last thing that BDS is about. ... Any BDS supporter interested in the facts need only take four minutes of their life to know what they've signed up for. If they can put down the protest signs equating Zionis... more »

The Definition of Economic Value

David at LaRouchePAC Feed - 21 hours ago
Energy-Flux Density New International Economic Order American Credit System 4. The Definition of Economic Value (July 13/14) Video of 4. The Definition of Economic Value (July 13/14) While the vast majority of so-called economists focus on monetary value, Lyndon LaRouche defines economic value as a measurement of the anti-entropic free energy of the economic process. To achieve this one must focus on scientific research and on technologies with increasingly higher energy flux densities. This is what LaRouche refers to as a science driver. Examples in recent U.S. history include the ... more »

Greece folds to deep state demands, expels Russian diplomats over meddling (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
The Duran – News in Review – Episode 54. The post Greece folds to deep state demands, expels Russian diplomats over meddling (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

ROBERT MUELLER REPLACES US CONSTITUTION WITH ROYAL LETTRE DE CACHET – COUNTER-INTELLIGENCE OPERATION AS DUE PROCESS

Editor at Dances With Bears - 22 hours ago
By John Helmer, Moscow Robert Mueller (lead image), the special US prosecutor of crimes of espionage between Moscow and Washington, picked July 13 to issue his indictment of twelve alleged Russian military intelligence officers for doing their jobs on evidence collected by US intelligence officers doing their jobs. The Russian crime alleged by Mueller in […]

What Is The View From Moscow On The Upcoming Trump - Putin Summit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the their bilateral meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, July 7, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria/File Photo/File Photo *Dimitri Alexander Simes, National Interest: **Trump-Putin Summit: The View from Moscow* *While no one in Moscow expects a miraculous turnaround in U.S.-Russian relations after this summit, there is a genuine hope that some modest progress can be made.* On Monday, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin will meet in Helsinki. Among the Russian foreign policy elite, ther...more »

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 22 hours ago
*by Noah* Some pictures are just natural memes! If you're doing some shopping this weekend, why not go get one of these? If you have more than one bathroom, don't skimp. You can even buy an extra one and send it to the White House or to your favorite Republican member of Congress. I happen to think we lefties can dip them in kerosene and use them as our version of "tiki torches." I bet Pence already has one and uses it as a sex toy. Send a used one to Sarah Huckabee Sanders and tell her it's a hair brush! Warning: Do not wait until Christmas time to buy one. They could be the new... more »

How The US Took On The Mafia Running International Soccer: It Started With The FBI Looking Into Russian Organized Crime And A Tip From Former British Spy Christopher Steele

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 22 hours ago
https://www.justice.gov/opa/file/450251/download From InsightCrime.org: “How the US Took On the Mafia Running International Soccer Written by Mike LaSusa – JULY 13, … Continue reading →

EU & UK Don’t Know What To Do With Their Wayward Son Trump (Hint: Keep Him & Send Him To Nursery School Or Kindergarten On His Maternal Island Or In His Paternal Germany)

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 22 hours ago
Trump and his Queen. His mother was born in the UK, after all. He’s part Scottish, as well as German, … Continue reading →

Cuba's New Constitution Will Recognise Private Property

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel. © REUTERS / Alexandre Meneghini *BBC:* *Cuba to recognise private property under new constitution* Cuba will officially recognise private property for the first time under a new constitution that features a number of far-reaching changes, state media say. Property sales were banned after Fidel Castro came to power in 1959, but permitted after a law change in 2011. The communist-run state's new constitution will reaffirm that central planning and state enterprise are key to the economy. It is expected to be approved by a vote at the national assem... more »

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki pledged to resolve his country's dispute with Ethiopia on Saturday in a historic visit to Addis Ababa aimed at cementing peace less than a week after the nations declared an end to two decades of conflict https://t.co/tFcjja1hKR — AFP news agency (@AFP) July 14, 2018 Young Russians see lives changed by feel-good World Cup https://t.co/HUGZJ4kfVM — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) July 14, 2018 .@POTUS sits in Winston Churchill’s chair as a guest of Prime Minister May at Chequers. pic.twitter.com/Wv2nrLMnQP — Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) July 13, 2018 ... more »

Red wine and resveratrol: Good for your heart?

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 23 hours ago
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Watch This CH-47 Chinook Conduct An Incredible Mount Hood Rescue

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Warzone/The Drive:* *Watch This CH-47 Chinook Stick An Awesome Pinnacle Landing During Mount Hood Rescue* Fighting high-altitude and high-temperature conditions, the CH-47 crew did what only the CH-47 can to get everyone off the summit safely. Mount Hood, just an hour's drive from Portland, is one of the most beautiful mountains in the world. That beauty and easy access draws a lot of climbers and adventure seekers, a handful of which will require rescue. When alpine rescue teams can't get the job done, Oregon's national guard choppers are brought in to execute what are often ... more »

If You Believe Everyone Should Bow Before the Queen, Win The War Next Time

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 1 day ago
In *today’s edition* of “everything Trump does must prompt outrage” moment, DJT visited with Queen Lizzy 2, and together they inspected a contingent of handsome Royal Guardsmen on the lawn of Windsor Castle. Apparently, at one point, it looks like the President managed to briefly step in front of the Queen as they walked. This naturally, was enough to turn some formerly freedom loving people into loyalists demanding absolute subjugation to the throne. The Trump hating ladies at The Huffington Post leapt to the defense of the nice lady with a crown, jumping right on this vitally im... more »

Elon Musk the socialist vs Elon Musk the anti-socialist

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
This is not from The Onion, this is from his twitter account, I simply copy-pasted. A friend suggested that perhaps Elon associates himself with "voluntary socialism". For me that term is an oxymoron, a contradiction in terms, it does not exist. Socialism by nature is never voluntary, it is done by coercion, by force. The state will socialize the means of production -- land, factories, etc, by force and legislation. Voluntary giving like the Gates Foundation, many others is the one that is voluntary. No one put a gun on the heads of those people and their donors to give away thei... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Alpha jets from the French Air Force Patrouille de France fly during the traditional Bastille Day military parade on the Champs-Elysees Avenue in Paris. REUTERS/Gonzalo Fuentes *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *Bastille Day in France* (Reuters).

Fly Alongside The World's Largest Airplane (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Business Insider: **Fly alongside the world's largest airplane with this unusual video* The Antonov An-225 Mriya ("Dream" in Ukrainian language) is the world's largest airplane. Designed at the end of Cold War, its main purpose was to carry the Soviet "Buran" space shuttle and parts of the "Energia" rocket. Currently, the sole existing example (UR-82060) is used commercially, as an international cargo transporter. Mriya is not the largest aircraft ever built: this title belongs to the Hughes H-4 Spruce Goose hydroplane, that made only a single flight. The An-225 is performing a ... more »

Tour de Boulder Photos

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 1 day ago
Just back from an evening ride to NCAR, and met a few friends along the way. I’m trying to figure out what to do with this guy, who seems to have gotten himself into a bind.

Haiti’s Prime Minister Steps Down Over Fuel Prices, Violence

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 day ago
From VOA news: “Haiti’s PM Steps Down Over Fuel Prices, Violence July 14, 2018 6:29 PM VOA News Haiti’s prime … Continue reading →

Did You Lose Many Twitter Followers This Week?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I went out to lunch the other day and by chance I noted that I happened to have 14.5 Twitter followers. 90 minutes later I got how and noticed I had 14.2 Twitter followers. How did that happen? Some kind of organized assault by the Blue Dogs or the NRCC (or DCCC)? I was amused and asked some of my friends. They had all lost a load of followers so at least it wasn't just me being singled out. I figured out that Twitter was doing what they had promised to do-- but it *wasn't* about getting rid of bots. Vijaya Gadde is Twitter's lead counsel and the company's director of communicatio... more »

The U.S. Air Force's Valkyrie Drone Will Be Flying This Year

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Kratos Defense *Popular Mechanics*: *The Air Force Valkyrie Drone, a Sidekick for Human-Piloted Planes, Will Fly This Year* The X-58A is planned as a “loyal wingman” to crewed combat aircraft. Later this year, the U.S. Air Force will test a new concept drone designed to act like a sidekick to combat planes with human pilots. The service sees the XQ-58A “Valkyrie,” or something very much like it, as a cost-effective way to augment the service’s current aircraft fleet. Kratos, a builder of target drones, has been developing the XQ-58A. Under the Air Force’s “loyal wingman” concept, ... more »

Sea ice is critical habitat for polar bears from late fall through late spring only

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on polarbearscience: Sea ice is said to be “an essential habitat for polar bears” but that’s an overly simplistic advocacy meme as ridiculous as the “no sea ice, no polar bears” message with which the public is constantly bombarded. Polar bears require sea ice from late fall to late spring only: from early…

NASA Chief Describes What President Trump's Proposal For A Space Force Will Involve

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Vice President Mike Pence, left, and NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine walk to Bridenstine’s office at NASA Headquarters on Monday. Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls *Bloomberg: **Trump’s Space Force Will Guard the U.S. From Above, NASA Chief Says* NASA’s administrator is a strong defender of President Donald Trump’s proposals for space -- including an armed force and a permanent presence on the moon -- and says he wants Americans to realize how much their well-being depends on what happens far above Earth. “Every banking transaction requires a GPS signal for timing,” Jim Bridenstine sa... more »

U.S. Air Force Reveals Details On Some Of Its Most Secretive Drone Units When Awarding Medals To Its Crews

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Meritorious Service Medals, in front, and Air Force Commendation Medals with the R devices. USAF *The Warzone/The Drive*: *USAF Reveals Details About Some Of Its Most Secretive Drone Units With New Awards* *The service gave out medals with a new "remote" operations device to one drone crew for their role in a controversial targeted strike.* The U.S. Air Force has handed out its first medals with an “R” device indicating the award is in relation to “remote” operations involving drones. In doing so, the service has also offered a rare acknowledgment of the secretive activities of it... more »

Clinton on Kavanaugh

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 1 day ago
Hillary Clinton claims that a SCOTUS justice who follows the constitution will return the country to the 1850s. Wow. I'm so thrilled I made the right choice for president. Maybe she should read her party's platform of 1856: "That Congress has no power under the Constitution, to interfere with or control the domestic institutions of the several States, and that such States are the sole and proper judges of everything appertaining to their own affairs, not prohibited by the Constitution; that all efforts of the abolitionists, or others, made to induce Congress to interfere with questi... more »

U.S. Director of National Intelligence Warns Of Devastating Cyber Threats To U.S. Infrastructure From Russia, North Korea, Iran, And China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*:* U.S. intel chief warns of devastating cyber threat to U.S. infrastructure* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. intelligence chief warned on Friday that the threat was growing for a devastating cyber assault on critical U.S. infrastructure, saying the “warning lights are blinking red again” nearly two decades after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. Russia, China, Iran and North Korea are launching daily cyber strikes on the computer networks of federal, state and local government agencies, U.S. corporations, and academic institutions, said Director of National Intelligence Dan... more »

What Is The Surface Area Of A Cloud?

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 1 day ago
What is the surface area of a cloud? Bear in mind they are fractal in general shape. Continue reading →

Florida Gun, Mental Health Laws Couldn’t Have Stopped Parkland Massacre

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Florida's gun and mental health laws likely could not have prevented school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz from buying the semi-automatic rifle authorities say he used to kill 17 people.

US Official: No Signs Russia Targeting Elections Like 2016

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
The U.S. homeland security secretary said there are no signs that Russia is targeting this year's midterm elections with the same "scale or scope" it targeted the 2016 presidential election.

What Are The Motivations That Will Decide The November Midterms?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I guess there weren't many DNC super-delegates voting in the massive YouGov poll released on Wednesday. It's a fascinating survey and I'm sure you'll be hearing lots more about it. But there were a couple of questions that I found especially interesting in light of the massive attack from rightists and "dentists" against Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez after her election. Questions 86 and 87 asked participants if they wished the candidates who run for Congress this year will be more or less like Donald Trump and more of less like Bernie. Overall, 30% of voters said they want congressional... more »

German Government Coalition Feuds On Raising The Defense Budget

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*DW:* *German government feuds over military spending increases after NATO summit* Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives want more money for Germany's military. But their Social Democratic coalition partners have pushed back, warning that Germany should not cave into demands made by Donald Trump. A feud over how quickly to increase German defense spending has erupted within Germany's coalition government, days after US President Donald Trump blasted Germany at NATO summit for failing to invest quickly enough in its military. Germany most recently spent 1.24 percent of its GDP ... more »

Nicaragua News Updates -- July 14, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Globe and Mail/Reuters*: *Nicaragua students freed from church after violent night; one killed* Catholic bishops on Saturday secured the release of dozens of Nicaraguan student protesters trapped overnight inside in a church under a hail of gunfire from armed pro-government supporters, who killed at least one person inside, a human rights group said. The students took refuge inside the Divine Mercy Catholic Church on Friday after gunmen loyal to President Daniel Ortega began shooting at them at the National Autonomous University of Nicaragua (UNAN) in Managua, prompting fresh cr... more »

The Potential Of You

Karma Yoga Daily at Karma Yoga Daily - 1 day ago
We create our potential, we create the world around us based on what we are resonating with.

Brazil’s Proactive Plan To Fight Poverty By Preventing It Through Neuroscience & Parents Love

Karma Yoga Daily at Karma Yoga Daily - 1 day ago
The outcome of this massive experiment from Brazil may change the way parents are raising their kids worldwide.

Cannabis has Become an Alternative to Addictive Opioids, New Study Shows

Karma Yoga Daily at Karma Yoga Daily - 1 day ago
We are in dire need for safe and effective treatments that could replace addictive opioids.