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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

19 June - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:05 pm MDT



Does a Specific Law Mandate Family Separation and Detention of Minors?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
As public debate over the policy of separating families at the border continued, rumors appeared blaming the practice on Public Law 107-296.

Heroes and Villains – Images for the Soul

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - Why live backwards?

Would Navy Aircraft Carriers Be Useless in a War Against Russia?

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, Europe* This might be a big problem. Earlier this month, Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornets and EA-18G Growlers embarked aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) to take part in an annual multinational exercise called Baltic Operations (BALTOPS) 2018 on June 6. While BALTOPS has been an annual exercise since 1972 in the middle of the Cold War, what is remarkable about this year’s war games is that Harry S. Truman was sailing in the Adriatic Sea—off the coast of Italy—during the exercise. That means that U.S. Navy aircraft—assi... more »

Sig Sauer Is Going to Transform Old M4's Into Killer Assault Rifles

Task and Purpose, Jared Keller at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Task and Purpose, Jared Keller* *Security, * And we know just how they plan to do it. *Time will tell how the MCX Rattler actually holds up during tests. And while the Army Contracting Command may have snapped up the Rattler due to Sig’s willingness to keep that sweet, sweet DoD moolah flowing, the ACC isn’t ruling out other contenders; according to the announcement, “any responsible source who believes to be capable of meeting the requirement may submit a capability statement, proposal, or quotation, which shall be considered by the agency.”* U.S. Special Operations Command i... more »

The Future Is Now: We Got a Closer Look at Bell’s V-280 Valor Prototype

Robert Beckhusen at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Robert Beckhusen* *Security, * The V-280 will travel twice as far and 150 miles faster than the UH-60, at a cost of what Bell expects to be $30 million instead of the Black Hawk’s $20 million. On June 18, 2018, Bell’s V-280 Valor prototype took off for its first public demonstration, six months after its first flight. It’s another, early glimpse at the tiltrotor aircraft that could one day replace a significant portion of the U.S. military’s UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, among other aircraft. The Valor, however, would fly much farther and faster than the Black Hawk thanks to ... more »

MJ-12 and Cognitive Dissonance

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 12 hours ago
In the world of the UFO, we frequently talk about cognitive dissonance, which is defined, simply as “the mental discomfort (psychological stress) experienced by a person who simultaneously holds two or more contradictory beliefs, ideas, or value.” It means believing in two things that seem to mutually exclusive. We run into this, I believe, when we begin to talk about the Eisenhower Briefing Document (EBD) and the second crash of a UFO on the Texas – Mexico border in December 1950. Simply put here, if the EBD is authentic, then the information contained in it must also be authenti... more »

Americans’ Satisfaction Highest in 12 Years, Says Gallup

Bob Adelmann at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: americans-satisfaction-highest-in-twelve-years-says-gallup] James Carville was right: Americans vote their pocketbooks.

Trump announces "Space Force". Does this mean another "War On" project? Like the "War on" Terror?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*Russian Soyuz Rocket June 2018* Yesterday, Trump announced that he had ordered the US Air Force to subdivide itself to make room for another department of the military which he called a "Space Force". Already spokespersons for the military are complaining that the Air Force is going to be "ripped" apart to make way for this new service branch. If there were a modicum of truth tellers within the US government establishment...they would be complaining not that the service was going to be "ripped" apart but that it was going to be corrupted into yet another Potemkin village false ... more »

UN Refugee Agency Report: 68.5 Million Were Displaced In 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Syrians forced to flee Raqqa city carry their belongings as they leave a camp in Ain Issa. The country accounts for 6.3 million refugees. Photograph: Rodi Said/Reuters *The Guardian:* *Record 68.5 million people fleeing war or persecution worldwide* As data shows one in every 110 people is displaced, UN special envoy Angelina Jolie warns of ‘terrible human consequences’ of Syria’s aid shortfall The number of people forced to flee their homes rose to a record high in 2017, with 16.2 million people newly displaced around the world. The figure includes people who have been displace... more »

CA Judge: Twitter Can Be Sued For Falsely Advertising They Allow Free Speech

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Mac Slavo A California judge has ruled that social media giant Twitter can be sued for falsely advertising free speech. The judge said that Twitter’s... more »

Saudi-Led Coalition And Yemen Pro-Government Forces Have Stormed Hodeida Airport

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*ABC News Online: **Saudi-led coalition storms Yemen's Hodeidah airport compound* Troops backed by a Saudi-led coalition have stormed the airport compound of Yemen's main port city Hodeidah after fierce battles with Iran-aligned Houthis fighting to defend their sole port, residents and Yemeni military sources said. The capture of the airport would be an important gain for the coalition led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), who have said they can seize the heavily defended city quickly enough to avoid interrupting aid to millions facing starvation. "They have ... more »

Legal Considerations for Separating Families at the Border

CCordero at Lawfare - 12 hours ago
The U.S.-Mexico border at Nogales, Ariz. and Nogales, Mexico. (Photo: Gordon Hyde/Wikimedia) Recent reports spilling out of detention centers and immigration proceedings in McAllen, Tex. and elsewhere on the southern border include new details about the measures government officials are taking to separate children from their parents. The families are being separated while in government custody as a result of the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Justice’s agreement to achieve a goal of 100 percent prosecution for cases of illegal entry into the United States. Last... more »

Trump’s Corrupt Use of the Pardon Power

mgreenberg at Lawfare - 12 hours ago
(Photo: Gage Skidmore/Wikimedia) “When the whole thing is over, things might get cleaned up with some presidential pardons.” Thus did Trump spokesman Rudy Giuliani suggest—in response to the recent jailing of former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort for witness tampering while out on bail and reports that Michael Cohen might be willing to cooperate with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation—that the president could wave his pardon wand to make all his legal troubles disappear. The suggestion that such a corrupt use of the pardon power would be minor housekeeping for ... more »

World News Briefs -- June 19, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*SCMP:* *North Korea’s Kim Jong-un in China for two-day trip ‘to brief Xi Jinping on Donald Trump summit’* *Kim’s third trip to China comes a week after his talks with US president in Singapore* North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has landed in Beijing, a week after his landmark summit with US President Donald Trump, Chinese state media reported on Tuesday. Kim will be in the Chinese capital for two days on his third visit to China, after a secret first trip to Beijing in late March and a second one to China’s northeastern coastal city of Dalian in early May. A North Korean freight ... more »

Sandy Kress Is Sad (Plus, A Smoking Gun)

Peter Greene at CURMUDGUCATION - 12 hours ago
Sandy Kress is one of the founding fathers of modern ed reform, and he wears his reformster medals with pride. His LinkedIn bio tells the story of how reformed his way right up through the ranks of Texas ed reform, which earned him the post of senior education adviser in the George W. Bush White House. In that capacity he became one of the architects of No Child Left Behind. This guy.Kress's LinkedIn account does not mention his lucrative career as an education lobbyist. In 2011, he pulled in a cool half a million just for his work in Texas. Favorite clients include Teach for Ameri... more »

Blue Wave Headed Toward Florida?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
The last attempt to fix some of Florida's severe gerrymandering problems created a new district up north, the fifth, that connects most of Tallahassee with most of Jacksonville and goes as far west into the panhandle as Chattahoochee. The PVI is D+12. Hillary eviscerated Trump here, 61.3% to 35.9%, Trump's worst performance in northern Florida. The first congressman elected from the new district was conservative Democrat Al Lawson, former "dean" of the state Senate. ProgressivePunch, which grades him "F" shows that he, Blue Dogs Stephanie Murphy and Charlie Crist has the worst vot... more »

Three killed, several injured after Malmö shooting

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 13 hours ago
This is now becoming routine in parts of Sweden. In the latest shooting three people were shot dead and three more wounded as they left an Internet on Monday night

Iran Hit Potential Intel Jackpot Recruiting ex-Israeli Minister, Experts Believe

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 13 hours ago
Although many years had passed since he served as minister of energy and infrastructure, Gonen Segev could still have provided Iran with valuable intelligence

Do you have time for all the faux outrage?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*because I sure don't.* The commie/marxist/libtards - you know, the ones who love killing babies, are all bent about the illegal children who are probably living better than they ever have before. Three squares plus snacks, clean clothes, school, air conditioning, and medical care is not what any rational person calls deprivation. Perusing comments on non-conservative sites like Daily Mail tells me that the peeps are not buying what the commie/marxist/libtards are selling. *In the interest of time (mine) Breitbart has a nice summation of what's going on:* *13 Facts the Media ‘Pro... more »

Natural Resources Defense Council Takes Action Against FCC Regarding 5G Small Cell Tower Installation — Requesting Statements From Concerned Citizens.

Activist Post at Activist Post - 13 hours ago
By B.N. Frank The NRDC is challenging the legality of the March 30, 2018 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) order exempting “small wireless facilities” from environmental... more »

Heartbreaking Leaked Audio Catches Border Agent Joke as Migrant Children Cry for Their Parents

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: children] At least 10,773 undocumented children are held in detention centers in the United States, up from 8,886 just one month ago. The post Heartbreaking Leaked Audio Catches Border Agent Joke as Migrant Children Cry for Their Parents appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

In Just Under 2 Hours, A Single Police Department Shot and Killed Three People

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: hours] Officers from a single police department killed three people in the span of just 2 hours, and they are now keeping information from the public. The post In Just Under 2 Hours, A Single Police Department Shot and Killed Three People appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Displacement Situation in Sinjar And What It Means For Rest Of Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
As of the end of May 2018 over 3.8 million Iraqis had returnedhome, while another 2 million remained displaced. Around 90% of those still without their homes said they want to go back. There are a number of issues that are making that difficult. The Sinjar district in western Ninewa is a perfect example. Many Yazidis have returned, but the southern half of the district still has unexploded ordinance, there are no jobs, and the majority of Arabs are afraid to go back. A recent reportby the REACH initiative documented the situation in Sinjar. In August 2014, the Islamic State swept ... more »

VIDEO: The Human Cost of Subsidizing Wind Energy

Content Multimedia - 13 hours ago
By Bill Peacock Like any energy source, wind energy comes with tradeoffs. The reality is that wind energy comes at a great cost, particularly to nearby homeowners. One of the great drawbacks of wind turbines is the noise.

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 19

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
1914 Germany and Britain asked Ottomans for oil concessions in Mosul and Baghdad provinces 1937 Pan-Arab military officers withdrew their support for head of army Gen Bakr Sidqi 1981 UN Resolution 487 condemned Israel’s destruction of Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor 1988 Iraq captured Mehran Iran then handed it over to Mujahedeen e-Khalq’s National Liberation Army 1996 UN and Iraq began talks on allowing UN inspectors access to sensitive sites 1996 Dep PM Aziz told UN inspectors they got most of their intel from US and UK that were tryi... more »

More record Cold In Greenland

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 13 hours ago
Last July, Greenland broke the Northern Hemisphere record for July cold, and they are breaking cold records again. Cold record on the ice sheet hit 2 times in May 2018

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tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 13 hours ago
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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 19, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Air Force F-35s fly in formation over Eglin Air Force Base in Florida. Photo: Air Force *Kris Osborn, National Interest:* *The F-35 Is Getting Ready to Fight Russia's Stealth Fighter and China's J-20* Block IV will also increase the weapons envelope for the U.S. variant of the fighter jet. A big part of the developmental calculus for Block 4 is to work on the kinds of enemy air defense systems and weaponry the aircraft may face from the 2020’s through the 2040’s and beyond. The Air Force is now adding new information about enemy aircraft to the F-35's "threat library" database des... more »

The story behind the mom, the chicken and the superbug threat

Ben Stockton at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 14 hours ago
Our investigation into lobbying in the pharmaceutical industry

Sushma Swaraj discusses steps to revitalise bilateral ties with Italy

bilaterals.org - 14 hours ago
19-Jun-2018 India's External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj held bilateral talks with Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte to discuss forging bilateral cooperation across sectors and steps to revitalise the bilateral relationship.

Vietnam, Israel hold fifth round of negotiations on FTA

bilaterals.org - 14 hours ago
19-Jun-2018 During the fifth round of negotiations between the two nations in Jerusalem, trade in goods, rules of origin, customs, technical barriers to trade, services, investment and other legal and institutional issues were tabled.

American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore urges US to rejoin Trans-Pacific trade pact

bilaterals.org - 14 hours ago
19-Jun-2018 The American Chamber of Commerce in Singapore (AmCham Singapore) has called on the US to join the trade pact which replaced the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), from which the US withdrew in January 2017.

Uruguay calls on Mercosur to renew trade talks with China

bilaterals.org - 14 hours ago
19-Jun-2018 Uruguayan President Tabare Vazquez called on member countries of the Southern Common Market (Mercosur) to renew trade talks with China.

Red meat quotas a likely sticking point when NZ-EU FTA talks get underway

bilaterals.org - 14 hours ago
19-Jun-2018 Agricultural exports into Europe look set to be a hurdle facing New Zealand diplomats when negotiations for free trade agreements with the European Union and Great Britain get started.

Cardiac Arrest Is The Default For Many Unknown Deaths - But It Is Overused

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 14 hours ago
Cardiac arrest, essentially a heart attack, appears on a lot of coroner reports but it frequently misclassified and exaggerated. A new analysis finds that 40 percent of deaths attributed to cardiac arrest are not sudden or unexpected, and nearly half of the remainder are not arrhythmic--the only situation in which CPR and defibrillators are effective. Which means they should not be considered cardiac arrest. An alarming 13.5 percent were instead overdoses. read more

A bleg for reviews, please

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 14 hours ago
I know many of you have read my two most recent books, the first two volumes in the Cochrane's Company trilogy, "The Stones of Silence" and "An Airless Storm". Each has sold - *thank you!* - hundreds of copies, with hundreds more read via the Kindle Unlimited subscription library service. The first book in the trilogy currently has 45 reviews on Amazon, and the second just 8 so far. As I've mentioned before, reader reviews are the life blood of independent authors such as myself. If you've read either or both books, may I ask you to please leave an honest review on Amazon? Th... more »

Russia And The Balkans (1804): A Program About Slavonic-Serbian State Under The Russian Protectorate (I)

Vladislav B. SOTIROVIĆ at OrientalReview.org - 14 hours ago
Imperial Russia as an Orthodox country and the country with the largest Slavic population gradually inspired the spiritual-political leader of the Serbian nation during the Habsburg and Ottoman lordships, to believe that only the Romanovs could be real liberators and protectors of the Serbs and the rest of the South-Slavs, especially the Orthodox ones. The post Russia And The Balkans (1804): A Program About Slavonic-Serbian State Under The Russian Protectorate (I) appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

"Sanctuary City by the Bay" Knee-deep in Filth

James Murphy at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: sanctuary-city-by-the-bay-is-knee-deep-in-filth] With a five-decade-long leftist political monopoly combined with a great deal of wealth, we should be seeing a liberal utopia in San Francisco by now. Instead, aggressive and mentally ill homeless crowd the streets and harass visitors to the city.

Brazil’s CADE Opposed to Freight Transport Price Minimum

Lise Alves at The Rio Times - 14 hours ago
By Lise Alves RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s CADE (anti-trust agency) announced on Monday it is opposed to the creation of a minimum value to be charged for cargo freight transport. The measure was one of conditions put forth by independent truck drivers to end their 11-day strike at the beginning of June. “The […]

The Most Deadliest Handgun In The World?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Image: Wikimedia Commons *Kyle Mizokami, National Interest*:* Kel-Tec PMR-30: Most Deadly Handgun on Planet Earth?* The PMR-30 is is light enough to be packed in and forgotten, then punch holes in soda cans in a friendly shooting contest. It is a reliable, low-recoil handgun whose large ammunition capacity can give the user the confidence he or she can live through an extended shooting engagement without reloading. Kel-Tec’s pistol can admirably fill a number of niches, from fun shooting to self defense, offering a little something for everyone. The Kel-Tec PMR-30 is a rarity amon... more »

Tuesday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 14 hours ago
This and that for your Tuesday reading. - David Ball offers a reminder that Canada's immigration system includes the needless detention of children - and that we should be working on ensuring families can stay together, rather than claiming any virtue in merely falling short of the scale being implemented by the Trump administration. - Neil MacDonald writes that ruthlessness and dehumanization are exactly what Trump's voters wanted - and that they're sadly not at all out of line with the U.S. history. And Andre Picard discusses the long term health ramifications of the U.S.' polici... more »

Opinion: Brazil’s World Cup Doldrums

Michael Royster at The Rio Times - 14 hours ago
Opinion, by Michael Royster RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – As ancient mariners told the tale, the Doldrums were that part of the ocean near the equator where the winds die down completely, leaving sailing ships bereft of movement for weeks, inducing “inactivity, listlessness and mild depression”. Since 1930, however, once every four years as the […]

Research: Semen Is “Good For Women’s Health And Helps Fight Depression”

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
Research: Semen Is “Good For Women’s Health And Helps Fight Depression” http://www.whydontyoutrythis.com/2016/06/research-semen-is-good-for-womens-health-and-helps-fight-depression.html?m=1 Advertisements

Nietzsche and Nihilism

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 14 hours ago
Nietzsche believed that nihilism is a widespread phenomenon in European culture—he offers his diagnosis of European nihilism in his book *The Will to Power*. But was Nietzsche a nihilist? He held that the world is what we make it to be, and that there is no fundamental basis to the traditional social, political, moral, and religious values held by mankind. He announced that God is dead, arguing that God is no longer a source of moral and spiritual values, and is irrelevant to modern culture. In *The Will to Power*, (Notes from Spring-Fall1887), Nietzsche writes: What does nihilism... more »

Report: There Are Over 1 Billion Small Arms In The World

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Of the 857 million guns owned by civilians, 393 million are in the United States - more than all of the firearms held by ordinary citizens in the other top 25 countries combined *DW:* *Gun ownership worldwide estimated to top one billion* Over one billion firearms now flood the world, most of which are owned by civilians, according to Geneva-based researchers. Americans alone possess 40 percent, more than all civilians combined in 25 other countries. The Small Arms Survey compiled by Geneva's Graduate Institute and published Monday said the global civilian firearms stockpile had sw... more »

The effects of avocados on inflammation

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 15 hours ago
In case you’d been wondering, high-fat plant foods like avocados, peanuts, walnuts have a high and positive impact on inflammation in the body. If you are a regular meat eater, you’ll want the info contained in this video. RELATED STORY: Make Moist Chocolate Cake from Avocado Instead of Eggs and Dairy The post The effects of avocados on inflammation appeared first on Health Nut News.

This is devastating, watch out for higher food prices

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 15 hours ago
By Dr. Mercola May 29, 2018, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) approved (with conditions) the merger of Monsanto and Bayer. The decision came on the heels of the European Union’s (EU) approval in March. Bayer’s takeover of Monsanto — the largest all-cash buyout on record — means just three companies now dominate the global seed and […] The post This is devastating, watch out for higher food prices appeared first on Health Nut News.

‘Where are the Girls?’: Child Trafficking Feared as DHS Can’t Say Where Immigrant Girls are Being Held

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: girls] Fears of child trafficking are rising as independent media and citizens realize that the only footage of children refugees is boys. DHS was asked where the girls are, and they could not answer. The post ‘Where are the Girls?’: Child Trafficking Feared as DHS Can’t Say Where Immigrant Girls are Being Held appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Fecal transplant paper pulled for “personal issue”

Adam Marcus at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Last month, the Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition pulled an article on fecal transplantation for a reason that, well, doesn’t pass the sniff test. The paper, by Sonia Michail of Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, appeared online in October 2017 and described a randomized controlled trial of fecal transplants to treat kids with ulcerative colitis. … Continue reading Fecal transplant paper pulled for “personal issue”

“Where are the Girls?” Child Trafficking Feared as DHS Can’t Say Where Immigrant Girls are Being Held

Activist Post at Activist Post - 15 hours ago
By Matt Agorist As the debate swarms over illegal immigration, Americans on both the left and the right are at each other’s throats pointing fingers... more »

Alarmist Dreams Continue To Melt

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 15 hours ago
Arctic sea ice volume continues as the highest in 13 years, and is melting the slowest on record. With cold weather forecast past July 4th, the odds of a big melt this year are close to zero. Spreadsheet Data FullSize_CICE_combine_thick_SM_EN_20180618.png (1337×1113) … Continue reading →

Major Changes Can Keep Coming, Trump And Xi Can Solve Both Trade and Immigration

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 15 hours ago
[image: President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump visit China | November 10, 2017 (Official White House Photo by Andrea Hanks)] The summit just accomplished in Singapore has already changed the relations of nations in Asia for the better, showed President Donald Trump's unusual leadership capacity, and should be changing the way Europeans and Americans look at what is possible. The very real potential is now emerging for an early summit of Presidents Trump and Putin, absolutely critical to ending 15 years' continuous disasters of war in Southwest Asia and North Africa. ... more »

Former CIA Employee Has Been Charged For Leaking Classified Information To WikiLeaks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
The CIA seal is displayed in the lobby of CIA headquarters in Langley, Va. (File Photo) *CNET:* *Ex-CIA employee charged in leak of classified hacking tools* *Joshua Adam Schulte has been accused of leaking sensitive information to WikiLeaks.* A former CIA employee was charged Monday with leaking information on CIA hacking tools to Wikileaks. Joshua Adam Schulte, 29, was charged with the theft of classified national defense information in a 13-count indictment handed down by a grand jury, the Justice Department said Monday. According to the indictment, Schulte stole the classifie... more »

GAPS AND TRACKS: The New York Times doesn't like "screening!"

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*TUESDAY, JUNE 19, 2018Part 1—"Cherry picking" practiced, decried:* The New York Times doesn't like screening, a practice it also describes as "tracking" and "cherry picking." More specifically, the New York Times doesn't like the amount of screening (or tracking) which is permitted by the New York City Public Schools as part of the school admission procedure. The New York Times thinks too many of the city's schools are permitted to "screen" incoming students on the basis of academic achievement. And who knows? In that ardent if cloaked belief, the paper may even be right! Does ... more »

How to heal African-Americans' traumatic history

Kamilah Marie Woodson, Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology (Clinical Psychology by Training), Howard University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 16 hours ago
The National Memorial for Peace and Justice helps demonstrate that the lynching of black people was not the fault of victims. But telling this history risks re-traumatizing the black community.

More mental health care alone will not stop gun violence

Jacob Smith, Ph.D. Candidate in Political Science, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 16 hours ago
After mass killings, politicians feel compelled to offer solutions to gun violence. One of the most common answers is better access to mental health care, but research has found that's not effective.

DAVID BROOKS'S FAKE CONSERVATIVES SURE LOOK LIKE REAL CONSERVATIVES TO ME

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
In today's column, David Brooks makes a "no true Scotsman" argument about conservatives and immigration. ... this administration ... is not populated by conservatives. It is populated by anti-liberal trolls. There’s a difference. People like Stephen Miller are not steeped in conservative thinking and do not operate with a conservative disposition. They were formed by their rebellion against the stifling conformity they found at liberal universities. Their primary orientation is not to conservative governance but to owning the libs. In power they take the worst excesses of statism a... more »

US ambassador assures Iraq his country did not bomb Syrian, Iraqi troops near Albukamal

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – The U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Douglas Sillman told Iraqi Vice President Usama Al-Nujaifi that his country did not carry out the airstrikes that killed several Iraqi and Syrian troops in southwest Syria, Iraq News reported this afternoon. According to the media office of Nujaifi, Sillman assured him that “the U.S. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army attempts to gain ground in southwest Syria ahead of offensive

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:15 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a powerful attack inside the northeastern part of the Dara’a Governorate last night. Backed by heavy artillery, the Syrian Arab Army and their allies from the National Defense Forces (NDF) attempted to advance at the Air Defense Base that is located just south of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkish PM says Kobane, Hasakah, Qamishli are next targets after Manbij

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim stated on Monday that the Turkish military will shift their attention to three cities in northern Syria that are partially or fully controlled by the Kurdish-led forces. According to Yildirim, the Turkish military will turn their attention to the cities of Kobane (northeast Aleppo), Qamishli […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Former rebel preacher accused of espionage turns to Syrian government

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:05 P.M.) – Ahmad Nashouk, a former preacher and Sharia law chief for the Saudi-backed Jaish al-Islam rebel group has turned himself in to the Syrian government as the entire East Ghouta region fell to the Syrian Army’s control on April. Nashouk chose to have his legal status settled and eventually joined the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

South Korean MoD confirms suspension of US-S Korea military drills (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 P.M.) – South Korean Defence Ministry has recently confirmed that the annual joint military drills with the United States have been suspended, in a statement from Seoul on Tuesday. Choi Hyun-soo, the South Korean Defence Ministry spokesperson, noted that while negotiations between the North Korea, it’s southern neighbours and the US were ongoing, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US is ready to commit to southwest Syria ceasefire: Pompeo

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:35 P.M.) – The U.S. State Department issued a statement on Monday evening that confirmed a recent phone meeting between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The main focus of this telephone conversation between the foreign diplomats was the ongoing situation in southwest Syria. Pompeo reportedly told Lavrov […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Jihadists carry out first attack on Sweida city in years

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – On Tuesday, the jihadist forces in eastern Dara’a carried out their first attack on the provincial capital of Al-Sweida since late 2015. According to a government report, the jihadist rebels heavily shelled Sweida city this morning, hitting the provincial capital’s Al-Jalaa and Astaqlal neighborhoods. The missiles and mortar shells were […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Gulf-backed troops score important advance towards Hodeideh city

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – The Gulf-backed troops scored an imperative advance south of Hodeideh city, today, seizing an important junction that was under the control of the Houthi forces. Led by the Yemeni Republican Guard and Southern Resistance Army, the Gulf-backed troops managed to take control of the Kilo 16 Junction after a fierce […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army activates sleeper cells in southwest Syria to begin attacks before offensive

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has begun activating their sleeper cells in southwest Syria, as their large-scale offensive in Al-Quneitra and Dara’a looms. According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian Army’s sleeper cells have begun attacking the rebels through targeted assassinations and roadside bombs. In particular, a Syrian […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian choppers drop thousands of leaflets calling on Daraa residents to kick out rebels

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force dropped thousands of leaflets over the Dara’a countryside on Tuesday, calling on the residents to kick out the militants inside their towns. According to a military report, the helicopters of the Syrian Air Force dropped these leaflets over the towns of Ibtaa and Da’el in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Arab tribes meet in Idlib to renew support for Syrian military

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – Dignitaries of Arab tribes from the Idleb, Hama, and Aleppo governorates met in the eastern countryside of Idlib to renew their support for the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). According to a report from the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the Arab tribes meeting took place inside the village of Wraidat […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Iraq condemns foreign airstrikes against Syrian, Iraqi troops

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – The Iraqi Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Tuesday morning that condemned the foreign airstrikes against the Iraqi and Syrian troops in southeast Syria. The Iraqi Foreign Ministry said it “expresses rejection and condemnation of any air operations targeting forces in areas where they are fighting ISIS, whether in Iraq […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Does President Trump Deserve Credit For His Involvement In Pushing For A North Korean Nuclear Deal?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
If President Obama (who got nowhere with North Korea and would have had to go to war with many millions of people being killed) had gotten along with North Korea and made the initial steps toward a deal that I have, the Fake News would have named him a national hero! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 18, 2018 *CNN:* *Trump demands credit for getting along with Kim Jong Un* Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump continued to defend his budding relationship with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday, demanding credit for his role in making "initial steps toward a deal" b... more »

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Says He Will Be Talking With North Korean Officials Soon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Washington Times*: *Mike Pompeo poised for next step of nuke talks with North Korean officials* Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will “soon” meet with North Korean officials to take the next step in a denuclearization deal, a top South Korea official said Monday. “Secretary of State Pompeo has the will to push ahead with [negotiations] at a very fast speed,” said South Korea Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-hwa, who had just received an update Sunday from Mr. Pompeo. She said Mr. Pompeo plans to “sit down with North Korea at the earliest possible time.” State Department spokeswoman He... more »

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un Is In China For His Third Trip To The Country In 3 Months

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*ABC News Online*: *North Korea's Kim Jong-un makes state visit to China, his third in recent months* North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has landed in Beijing, in his first visit to China since his historic meeting with US President Donald Trump. In a rare move, China's Government confirmed Mr Kim's two-day visit shortly after he touched down. Previously Beijing has waited for him to leave the country before confirming his visits. Security was tight at the Beijing airport where paramilitary police prevented journalists from shooting photos. A motorcade including sedans, minibuses, ... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Calif. School District Forbids Parents to Remove Kids From Graphic Sex Ed Class* California passed a law in 2015 known as the California Healthy Youth Act, part of which expanded and overhauled sexual education classes to include information about homosexuality, gender identity issues and abortion, and which is just now being implemented in schools across the state. The new sex ed course is intended to help students develop “healthy attitudes” with regard to such issues as “gender (and) sexual orientation” while also informing students about the effectiveness of various contracep... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*On the Impossibility of the Ultimate Climate Catasrophe* This week’s good news is that the East Antarctic Ice Sheet (EAIS), by far the world’s biggest ice mass, was largely intact during the entire Pliocene epoch. The Pliocene was slightly less than three million years in length, and preceded the Pleistocene, the epoch of the ice ages. The implications for human-caused warming from enhanced carbon dioxide are enormous. The good news was published in the same issue of Nature that carried an article about the loss of slightly less than three trillion metric tons of Antarctic ice s... more »

Michael Mann’s Hockey Stick Rules out CO2 as Cause of Global Warming

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 16 hours ago
It appears that the #1 requirement to succeed in the field of Climate Science is the inability to read very simple graphs and understand their meaning. Al Gore first demonstrated this requirement when he produced the Ice Core data to defend his CO2 drives temperature theory. The problem is, the chart he used as evidence … Continue reading "Michael Mann’s Hockey Stick Rules out CO2 as Cause of Global Warming"

A Moral Black Hole At The Centre

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
The big picture, Paul Krugman writes, is shocking and depressing: The U.S. government is, as a matter of policy, literally ripping children from the arms of their parents and putting them in fenced enclosures (which officials insist aren’t cages, oh no). The U.S. president is demanding that law enforcement stop investigating his associates and go after his political enemies instead. He has been insulting democratic allies while praising murderous dictators. And a global trade war seems increasingly likely. These stories all have one common thread and that is the man who occupies ... more »

The F-35 Is Getting Ready to Fight Russia's Stealth Fighter and China's J-20

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * A big update is coming. *Block IV will also increase the weapons envelope for the U.S. variant of the fighter jet. A big part of the developmental calculus for Block 4 is to work on the kinds of enemy air defense systems and weaponry the aircraft may face from the 2020’s through the 2040’s and beyond.* The Air Force is now adding new information about enemy aircraft to the F-35's "threat library" database designed to precisely identify enemy aircraft operating in different high-risk areas around the globe - such as a Chinese J-20 stealth fighter or Ru...more »

James Comey’s 'Higher Loyalty' and His Response to the Inspector General Report

bbauer at Lawfare - 17 hours ago
FBI Director James Comey with Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates (Flickr/FBI) Almost as soon as the Justice Department Office of the Inspector General (OIG) issued its sharp criticism of James Comey’s actions in the 2016 Clinton email investigation, Comey responded with an op-ed in the New York Times. It was an immediate opportunity for him to answer the inspector general’s conclusion that he had been “insubordinate,” advancing his personal views ahead of "long-standing department policy or practice." Does Comey’s reply leave this debate over his decisions mostly where it stood ... more »

Russia and China - The Growing Alliance under the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 17 hours ago
While the so-called "advanced economies" of the world, the G7 or G6+1, were squabbling over trade issues with the world's dominant economy, the United States, on the other side of the globe, the world's other economies were getting down to business and giving us a sense of who will dominant the global economy in the future. Let's start with a brief introduction. The Shanghai Cooperation Organization was announced on June 15, 2001 and its charter was entered into force on September 19, 2003. The original members included the People's Republic of China, Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Repub... more »

Are Trump's Concentration Camps For Immigrant Children Going To Further Damage The GOP Brand?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
Meet Jesuit priest, James Martin author of *Jesus: A Pilgrimage* and *Building a Bridge*. He's also an editor of the Jesuit magazine *America*. You may know him for his appearances on Colbert's show. He has a lot of influence in the Vatican and it's worth reading between the lines in the tweet storm above. It's also worth reading Barbara Bush's *Washington Post* OpEd from Sunday night, Laura Bush: Separating children from their parents at the border ‘breaks my heart’. "I live in a border state," she wrote. "I appreciate the need to enforce and protect our international boundaries, ... more »

Exploring the Five Best Cachaçarias in Rio de Janeiro

Jack Arnhold at The Rio Times - 17 hours ago
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – For most foreigners, cachaça is the primary ingredient in that most quintessential Brazilian cocktail, the caipirinha. For many Brazilians it is often underrated as a cheap spirit, mixed with coke or other soft drinks, but that is changing. Cachaça has been enjoying something of a […]

North Korea Offers To Remove Long-Range Artillery From Border (Update)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Korean People’s Army (KPA) tanks are displayed during a military parade marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of late North Korean leader Kim Il-Sung in Pyongyang on April 15, 2017. North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un on April 15 saluted as ranks of goose-stepping soldiers followed by tanks and other military hardware paraded in Pyongyang for a show of strength with tensions mounting over his nuclear ambitions. AFP PHOTO *Franz-Stefan Gady, The Diplomat*:* North Korea Offers to Remove Long-Range Artillery From Border* North Korea reportedly offered to remove some of its long-range... more »

CrossTalk: Does the US Have a Foreign Policy?

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 17 hours ago
*CrossTalk* | CrossTalking with host Peter Lavelle are guests Mark Sleboda, Dmitry Babich and Patrick Henningsen.

The Insanity of the American Anti-Trump, Pro-War Left

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 17 hours ago
*21WIRE + Jimmy Dore* | Another case of someone purporting to be on "the Left" but in actuality attacking Trump from the right.

‘Operation Earthquake’ – The Invasion, Occupation and Liberation of Aleppo, a Video History by ANNA News

Vanessa Beeley at 21st Century Wire - 17 hours ago
*21WIRE + ANNA News* | An insider view of the SAA military campaign to liberate East Aleppo from Western sponsored extremist groups.

EU Chief Jean-Claude Juncker Defies Protests to Deliver Heartfelt Defence of Karl Marx

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
'Delivering an impassioned defence of Karl Marx's legacy, EU boss Jean-Claude Juncker argued the radical should not be judged for the Communist atrocities that took place in his name. The President of the European Commission defied protests to deliver his speech at an event commemorating the 200th anniversary of the Communist Manifesto writer's birth in Trier, west Germany. Speaking at a church in the city, he said: "Karl Marx was a philosopher, who thought into the future, had creative aspirations, and today he stands for things which is he not responsible for, and which he didn't ... more »

Is QAnon Another Regime Change Psyop?

cefrith@hotmail.com at Charles Frith - 17 hours ago
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How Battery Chemistry Assumptions Distort Nickel And Cobalt Demand Forecasts

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood John Petersen, long term industry veteran and expert on energy storage, is making a presentation to the World Bank this week about grid scale storage. It will be based around his recent article below: Summary Over the last two decades, lithium-ion battery manufacturers have aggressively pursued advanced cathode formulations that […]

Doofus Of The Day #1,013

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 17 hours ago
One has to feel sympathy for today's award winner, a restaurant owner in China. He meant well, and his idea was good - it just wasn't properly executed. An all-you-can-eat restaurant has racked up thousands of pounds worth of debt and been forced to close because diners ate so much food. Chinese restaurant Jiamener was open for less than a month despite having more than 500 customers a day. The owner was offering a $25 loyalty card, which is about £19, for unlimited food for a month. Unsurprisingly customers took full advantage of this incredible offer, and the restaurant was so... more »

Trump’s trade war with China escalates, threatens another $200 billion in tariffs

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 18 hours ago
In Trump's world, he can tariff other countries, but they can't respond in kind More The post Trump’s trade war with China escalates, threatens another $200 billion in tariffs appeared first on The Duran.

Russian warships armed with cruise missiles en route to Syria

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 18 hours ago
The 'moderate' buddies of Washington and Tel Aviv are in for a bit of excitement, and Putin is bringing the fireworks More The post Russian warships armed with cruise missiles en route to Syria appeared first on The Duran.

Israeli airstrike targets anti jihadist Iraqi forces in Syria

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 18 hours ago
Efforts to eliminate the terrorist threats in Syria are being hindered by the efforts of the US coalition and Israel More The post Israeli airstrike targets anti jihadist Iraqi forces in Syria appeared first on The Duran.

Vienna could be the host for a Trump-Putin meeting

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 18 hours ago
Trump says he wants to meet with Putin, and Putin has said repeatedly that he's open to such a meeting More The post Vienna could be the host for a Trump-Putin meeting appeared first on The Duran.

Only in America can you find high employment together with rank poverty

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 18 hours ago
How much of that employment pays a wage that someone can afford to live on? More The post Only in America can you find high employment together with rank poverty appeared first on The Duran.

Financial Analysts Predicting End of the Bull Market

Steve Byas at rss - 18 hours ago
[image: financial-analysts-predicting-end-of-the-bull-market] Boom and bust is more a result of government-caused inflation than any action taken in the free market.

Mommy and Daddy Are to Blame For Today's Pediatric Developmental Problems!

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
By Anne Dachel The phony science never ends. I just finished a piece about a new study blaming social media for kids with falling IQ scores all over the world. CNN covered it. It seems that when anyone in the...

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 19 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin *Magnitude 6.1 earthquake kills three people, shutters factories in Japan's Osaka* *Get Ready for More Volcanic Eruptions as the Planet Warms* *Boston Hospital: Rooftop kale, peppers, tomatoes and beehives* Amazon is hawking bizarre conspiracy-theory films by the likes of David Icke and Alex Jones*According to the article, it’s not so much ‘hawking’ as simply serving as a platform. Someone with technical chops should investigate how the Amazon and Netflix algorithms decide what to promote and in what way.* Venezuela Forced To Shut Down Production As Operations F... more »

Rio Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Jack Arnhold at The Rio Times - 19 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Tuesday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. PARTY: Festa Bem Brasil @ Barzin (Ipanema) – The most traditional ‘Carioca’ party on a Tuesday brings together live samba and the biggest dancefloor hits in the world for people […]

Free Download: John Steinbeck, "The Grapes of Wrath"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
"The Grapes of Wrath" (Excerpts) by John Steinbeck "The bank is something more than men, I tell you. It's the monster. Men made it, but they can't control it." "It ain't that big. The whole United States ain't that big. It ain't that big. It ain't big enough. There ain't room enough for you an' me, for your kind an' my kind, for rich and poor together all in one country, for thieves and honest men. For hunger and fat." "And the great owners, who must lose their land in an upheaval, the great owners with access to history, with eyes to read history and to know the great fact: when ... more »

Green Loans Dry Up As Subsidies End

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 20 hours ago
By Paul Homewood More evidence that new investment in onshore wind and solar power has dried up since the ending of subsidies in the UK. From the finance magazine, Peer2Peer: A DEARTH of renewable energy loans has been blamed on over-zealous lenders chasing “low hanging fruit” and an end to a government-backed subsidy […]

Western Media Whitewash Yemen Genocide

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
The Western news media are a Goebbels-like propaganda ministry. As in Vietnam, Iraq, Libya and Syria they are now accomplices in war crimes against Yemen

Existential Watermarks and the Slumbering Deity who Sleepwalks through our Lives

Les Visible at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
It seems that we are tossed into a cauldron of combustible experience so that the gold can be extracted from the dross

Students rip down Shakespeare portrait at UPenn

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
No doubt because he is representative of a male-dominated white patriarchy

NY Times Smears Trump Over Migrant Link to Crime in Germany, But He’s Right

Paul Joseph Watson at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
VIOLENT crime is up in Germany, and 90% of it is due to migrants

US to ban weapons supply to Turkey over S-400 purchase – Senate

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
The U.S. Senate adopted on Monday the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal year 2019, which obliges the Secretary of Defense to present a special report regarding the potential purchase of the S-400 air and missile defense system from Russia by the Turkish government. No later than 60 days after the date of the enactment […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian troops meet up with Iraqi forces along newly liberated area (photos)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has liberated an Iraqi border region in southeast Syria, today, following a fierce battle against the so-called Islamic State (ISIS). Backed by the National Defense Forces (NDF) and Hezbollah, the Syrian Arab Army was able to completely overwhelm the remaining Islamic State terrorists south of the Humaymah area this evening. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

[Graphic 18+] Jihadist commander assassinated in rural Aleppo

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:20 A.M.) – Another high ranking jihadist commander was assassinated in northern Syria this week, pro-opposition activists reported on Monday. According to pro-opposition activists, the field commander of Jabhat Tahrir Souriya, Mohammad Suleiman, was kidnapped and killed by unknown assailants in rural Aleppo. The assailants dumped Suleiman’s body along the Damascus-Aleppo Highway, where […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US State Dept. reveals details of Pompeo, Lavrov conversation on Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – The U.S. State Department revealed on Monday the details of the recent phone conversation between Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. According to the State Department’s press release, the ongoing situation in Syria was one of the main topics of discussion between the two diplomats. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army attempts to advance in east Daraa before upcoming offensive

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a surprise ground assault in the northeastern countryside of the Dara’a Governorate last night. Backed by heavy artillery, the Syrian Arab Army attempted to advance near the Air Defense Base east of the small town of Masekah. An intense battle would ensue for several […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Saudi squad land safely in Rostov after plane catches fire in flight (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 A.M.) – The Saudi Arabia national football team landed safely in Rostov-on-Don on Monday, after a plane was carrying the team to a World Cup match caught fire in flight. The plane was en route from St. Petersburg to Rostov-on-Don, where the Saudi team are due to play their second Group A game […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Study suggests well-known growth suppressor actually fuels lethal brain cancers

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 20 hours ago
Medical Xpress: Study suggests well-known growth suppressor actually fuels lethal brain cancers https://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2018-06-well-known-growth-suppressor-fuels-lethal.html Advertisements

Colombian president elect mulls moving embassy to Jerusalem

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 20 hours ago
Duque expresses his solidarity with both Israel and America with a mirrored Israel policy More The post Colombian president elect mulls moving embassy to Jerusalem appeared first on The Duran.

Trump: American dominance in space

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 20 hours ago
The Air Force opposes Trump's call for a separate 'space force' which last session in Congress passed in the House but stalled in the Senate. Trump does not have the authority to make it happen without congressional approval and appropriation thus at this point it is only a suggestion. I think though his proposal indicates that the aerospace industry has taken full control of his White House and we can be sure that Trump will use all his 'twitter powers' to push this hard in the coming months. The problem though is the US is broke and our national fiscal crisis is steadily mounti... more »

Mueller Scrambles To Limit Evidence After Indicted Russians Actually Show Up In Court

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Far too often, Americans think that they live in an information cocoon impenetrable to outsiders and are rudely shocked to discover that outsiders can be even better informed. I think that happened here. No one calculated if the Russians so indicted had a good motive to show up and it is obvious that someone did and decided to have some fun. How would you respond upon discovering that you had been charged in absentia for a bogus crime merely to save an investigator's butt. If money was no object, the temptation to turn the tables would be overwhelming. That is exactly what hap... more »

LSD and magic mushrooms could heal damaged brain cells in people suffering from depression, study shows

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
As we suspected, there is a biological basis for the apparent brain healing phenomena shown by LSD and for CBDs as well. This is really good news and the promise is that extended research should establish safe protocols that will allow us to control depression and other mental health issues. Ten years ago, no one was seriously pressing this insight home. That has now all changed and it appears we are having a full press investigation into all these drugs. The promise is excellent and may well serve to extensively and perhaps progressively relieve all symptoms. . *LSD and ma... more »

Washington opens de facto embassy in Taiwan, angering China

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Journalists tour the new office complex of the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) during an opening ceremony in Taipei on June 12, 2018.] Actually, this is the proper and correct response to the action China has been taking to secure a de facto presence in the south China Sea. It starts to put a clear price on unilateral action in the international arena. It also challenges China's confrontation with Taiwan which is nonsense and would disappear the same day the communist party was disbanded. It is a diplomatic leftover. Historically Taiwan was seized in the seventeenth cen... more »

Pesticides making America STUPID

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is really bad news simply because it is statistically significant and you do not understand what that really means to a huge population. One thing that it does mean is that if you are potentially one in a million, that whole cohort disappears in the population. It also means a large mass in the center of the distribution drop enough to create real learning difficulties. We want the shift to be upward, not downward. . *Pesticides making America STUPID: Agricultural chemicals found to lower the IQ of children* *Sunday, June 10, 2018 by: Isabelle Z. * *Tags: agricultural ch... more »

Unprecedented Israeli Strikes Target Iraqi Shia Militias In Syria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 hours ago
Unprecedented Israeli Strikes Target Iraqi Shia Militias In Syria by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ A day after a mysterious airstrike close to the Iraq-Syria border reportedly killed over 30 Syrian government soldiers and Iraqi paramilitary forces backed by Iran, a US official has told CNN the attack was carried out by Israel and not by the US coalition. – Syrian […]

Iran’s Rouhani in Europe in July to Seek Backing for Nuclear Deal

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 hours ago
Iran’s Rouhani in Europe in July to Seek Backing for Nuclear Deal by http://www.france24.com/en/ VIENNA (AFP) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will visit Austria and Switzerland next month as part of a campaign by Tehran to secure continued European backing for the 2015 nuclear accord. – The future of the landmark deal was thrown into doubt when President […]

US Army’s New Plans on Battlefields, ‘Killer Robots’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 hours ago
RT America Published on Jun 18, 2018 The US Military revealed its plan to have weaponized robot vehicles fighting its wars around the globe. The Pentagon will spend nearly one billion dollars on robots designed to complement combat troops. RT America’s Dan Cohen report. end

Is the End of Merkel Era Looming Because of Immigration?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 hours ago
RT Published on Jun 18, 2018 Chancellor Merkel’s backing a strict new border control plan, as her coalition threatens to break up over the migrant crisis. From July 1, Germany may turn away immigrants registered in other EU countries, if there’s no bloc agreement on the issue. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/97ve end

Life in Gaza with Norman Finkelstein. The Genocide & Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians(REAL JEWS) by Israel

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 hours ago
RT America Published on Jun 16, 2018 Norman Finkelstein, Scholar & Author of “Gaza: An Inquest Into Its Martyrdom,” discusses Gaza, its people, and its future. “In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of Hebrew University, a biologist, published the first extensive study of DNA and the origin of the Jews. Her research found that virtually all the […]

YEMEN; MACRON; SABINE WEISS

Anon at Aangirfan - 21 hours ago
"Saudi Arabia is committing a massacre in Yemen's port city of Hodeidah, killing hundreds of civilians, including children. "But no calls for sanctions or regime change by all the so-called 'humanitarians' who were so 'concerned' about Syria's children. "A child dies in Yemen every 10 minutes because of Saudi Arabia's bombing and siege, fully backed by the US and UK. And mainstream media doesn’t have this story plastered at the top of the hour..." Sarah Abdallah‏ @sahouraxo ... - *'How's it going man?'* - *Macron told the floppy haired boy he should only be addressed ... more »

AGW Fraud exposed by (almost) a Man on the Moon

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 21 hours ago
John Stewart watched Neil Armstrong walk upon the Moon and composed a song about it (link). This was recorded by my (late departed) friend Reg Lindsay who had a hit with the song (See below) Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's Apollo 11 mission was preceded by many including Apollo 7. *Apollo 7* was an October 1968 human spaceflight mission carried out by the United States. It was the first mission in the United States' Apollo program to carry a crew into space. The Apollo 7 crew was commanded by Walter M. Schirra, with senior pilot / navigator Donn F. Eisele, and pilot / systems enginee... more »

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 22 hours ago
*by Noah* Mike Pence is waiting in the wings. For all we know, he is the biggest leaker in the Trumpanzee administration but he's also just another in a long, long line of typical Republican douchebags and worse. You can bet he shares his boss's envy of dictators who kill journalists with impunity. After all, his desire to torture our gay brothers and sisters is proud public knowledge. Ripping babies from their mothers arms? Yeah, that too. Perhaps the only differences between Pence and Trump are Pence's alcohol intake and his religious fervor or, call it what it is, religious ins... more »

Vietnam’s Protests Will Complicate The Clinching Of Any Pragmatic Deal With China

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 22 hours ago
Regardless of the current protest movement’s staying power – which isn’t expected to be much – the latest outbreak of demonstrations makes it all the more difficult for Vietnam to reach any pragmatic deal with China in the future no matter what the terms might be now that Hanoi sees just how controversial any agreement – whether real or imagined – with Beijing is to its citizens. The post Vietnam’s Protests Will Complicate The Clinching Of Any Pragmatic Deal With China appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Trump and the Invasion of the West

Patrick J. Buchanan at rss - 22 hours ago
[image: trump-and-the-invasion-of-the-west] Since 2016, some 110,000 children have entered the U.S. illegally and been released, along with 200,000 Central American families caught sneaking across the border.

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
President Trump inches closer to an all-out trade war by unveiling plans to impose 10% tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of Chinese goods https://t.co/E7MvELVJ2v pic.twitter.com/LtzoBLqoSz — AFP news agency (@AFP) June 19, 2018 DEVELOPING: Turkish Armed Forces say Turkish and the US forces began patrols along line between Syria’s Manbij and Operation Euphrates Shield area pic.twitter.com/dwmKp8glYx — TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) June 18, 2018 China adds to nuclear arsenal amid military modernisation drive https://t.co/qoixOWARnr — DEFCON Staff (@Drumboy44DWS) June 18, 2... more »

South Texas Deputy Arrested on Allegation of Child Sexual Assault

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 23 hours ago
The sheriff's deputy threatened the child's mother with deportation if she reported him, authorities said.

5 Dead After SUV Chased by Border Patrol Crashes in South Texas

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 23 hours ago
The incident comes amid heightened tensions over the treatment of immigrants at the southern border.

Authorities: Rapper XXXTentacion Shot Dead in Florida

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 23 hours ago
The 20-year-old rising star, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was pronounced dead at a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital.

President Trump Is Threatening $200 Billion In New Tariffs Against China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*BBC*:* Trump threatens additional $200bn in tariffs on China* US President Donald Trump has threatened to impose tariffs on an additional $200bn (£151bn) of Chinese goods in a growing trade row. Mr Trump said the 10% tariffs would come into effect if China "refuses to change its practices". The move would be a major escalation of the dispute, which threatens to take the US and China into a trade war. China responded by accusing the US of "blackmail" and saying it would match any further tariffs. Mr Trump insists that China has been unfairly benefitting from a trade imbalance wi... more »

America continues its Israel first policy as public coffers run dry

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 23 hours ago
Meanwhile, the Pentagon and Israel don't have to worry about their budgets More The post America continues its Israel first policy as public coffers run dry appeared first on The Duran.

Poll shows Americans don’t think for themselves

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 23 hours ago
Americans perceive public policy as good or bad not based on its merits or lack thereof, but based on whether their favored politicians backs it More The post Poll shows Americans don’t think for themselves appeared first on The Duran.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
U.S. Soldiers and Iraqi Security Force fire artillery at known Islamic State of Iraq and Syria locations near the Iraqi-Syrian border, June 5, 2018. The soldiers are assigned to the 3rd Cavalry Regiment. Army photo by Spc. Anthony Zendejas IV *WNU Editor:* The above picture came from this photo-gallery .... *U.S., Iraqi Soldiers Conduct Fire Missions on Islamic State of Iraq and Syria locations* (US Department Of Defense).

Political Winds Of Change In Canada?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
A Canadian flag flies in front of the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, March 22, 2017. REUTERS/Chris Wattie/File Photo *WNU Editor*: Prime Minister Trudeau's Liberals lose a bye-election in their stronghold of Quebec .... hint: it was not even close .... *Conservatives' Richard Martel wins in Chicoutimi-Le Fjord byelection* (CBC). I have been writing for the past year that Prime Minister Trudeau's hold on power was slipping .... even though polls and pundits have been saying that he is very popular. He is not. The complete defeat of the provincial Liberals ... more »

De-partisanization or just disenchantment?

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
[image: IMG_0606] *Fishing boats drydocked at Baishawan Port in Miaoli.* Why the claw machine fad, again discussed at Ketagalan? Hmmm.... cash business, open 24 hours, no way to count customers, almost no employees, divided into many small units, easily moved, reconstructed, and disassembled, rents rather than buys... almost seems like an ideal money laundering method... Most of the time these places are empty or have few customers. The Taiwanese Public Opinion Foundation is out there again with another poll, this one showing that people are giving up their party affiliations. More... more »

My Take On Children At The U.S. - Mexican Border

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. detention center, June 18, 2014. *Washington Examiner*: *Trump administration could be holding 30,000 border kids by August, officials say* The Trump administration could be holding 30,000 illegal immigrant children by the end of August as a result of its push to enforce federal immigration laws, which has led to the separation of children from their parents and guardians as those adults are prosecuted. A senior administration official who asked not to be identified said the Department of Health and Human Services has been taking in about 250 children per day in recent weeks.... more »

This Obama-era UN-EPA agreement has to go

Bonner Cohen, Ph. D. at CFACT - 1 day ago
The UNEP-EPA memorandum is little more than an implementation tool of the Paris agreement and should suffer the same fate.

Facing Corruption Scandals, Communist Ex-UN Boss Gets Immunity

Alex Newman at rss - 1 day ago
[image: facing-corruption-scandals-communist-ex-un-boss-gets-immunity] Another major scandal is brewing at the disgraced UN Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. With former UNESCO boss and longtime Communist Party bigwig Irina Bokova and her communist husband both accused of widespread corruption, the controversial new head of the UN “education” agency — herself a Socialist Party member — gave them both diplomatic immunity. The scheme, which appears designed to protect the communist duo from corruption allegations across multiple jurisdictions, includes a bizarre cont... more »

Brazil’s CBF Questions FIFA on VAR in 2018 World Cup

Nelson Belen at The Rio Times - 1 day ago
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One day after Brazil’s disappointing 1-1 draw against Switzerland in the 2018 World Cup, Rogério Caboclo of the Brazil Football Confederation (CBF) sent a letter to FIFA condemning the officials’ decision not to use the new Video Assistant Referee system (VAR) to look at Switzerland’s […]

Musical Interlude: 2002, “The Dreaming Tree”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
2002, “The Dreaming Tree” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oj7x_0OaoGc

Solving The Country's Biggest Problem (Yes TRUMP, But Nothing To Do With Mueller)

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
On Friday, writing for *New York* Magazine Andrew Sullivan found yet another way to call Señor Trumpanzee a liar: "making us all live in his delusional reality show." The ugly fascist swine "believes," wrote Sullivan, "what he wants to believe, creates a reality that fits his delusions, and then insists, with extraordinary energy and stamina, that his delusions are the truth. His psychological illness, moreover, is capable of outlasting anyone else’s mental health. Objective reality that contradicts his delusions is discounted as 'fake news' propagated by 'our country’s greatest e... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“NGC 7841 is probably known as the Smoke Nebula, found in the modern constellation of Frustriaus, the frustrated astrophotographer. Only a few light-nanoseconds from planet Earth, The Smoke Nebula is not an expanding supernova remnant along the plane of our Milky Way galaxy, though it does look a lot like one. Instead it was created by flash photography of rising smoke. * Click image for larger size.* The apparently rich starfield is actually composed of water droplets sprayed from a plant mister by an astrophotographer grown restless during a recent stretch of cloudy weather in Swe... more »

Intermittent electricity must be backed up by a reliable fossil-fuel generator.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
Retired electrical engineer Kent Hawkins wrote in February 2010 that “the introduction of wind power into an electricity system increases the fossil fuel consumption and CO2 emissions beyond levels that would have occurred using efficient gas plants alone as the providers of electricity equivalent to the firmed wind.” (Source) Cartoons by JoshThis is because every kilowatt-hour of intermittent electricity introduced into the grid must be backed up by a reliable fossil-fuel generator. When the wind doesn’t blow and the sun doesn’t shine, the demand for electricity remains. Starti... more »

Kahlil Gibran, "The Seven Selves"; "How I Became A Madman"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Seven Selves"* by Kahlil Gibran "In the silent hour of the night, as I lay half asleep, my seven selves sat together and thus conversed in whispers: *First Self:* Here, in this madman, I have dwelt all these years, with naught to do but renew his pain by day and recreate his sorrow by night. I can bear my fate no longer, and now I must rebel. *Second Self:* Yours is a better lot than mine, brother, for it is given me to be this madman's joyous self. I laugh his laughter and sing his happy hours, and with thrice winged feet I dance his brighter thoughts. It is I that would r... more »

“Your Most Vital Commitment: Finding Time for You”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Your Most Vital Commitment: Finding Time for You”* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM “We can excel easier in our lives when our own spiritual, physical, and intellectual needs are fulfilled. Within each of there is a well of energy that must be regularly replenished. When we act as if this well is bottomless, scheduling a long list of activities that fit like puzzle pieces into every minute of every day, it becomes depleted and we feel exhausted, disconnected, and weak. Refilling this well is a matter of finding time to focus on, nurture, and care for ourselves, or "you time." Most ...more »

US Senate Testimony On IG Report: Former FBI Director And Attorney General Are A No Show. FBI Deputy Director Pleads The Fifth

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Times:* *Comey refuses to testify to Congress, Grassley says McCabe pleads Fifth Amendment* Fired FBI Director James Comey refused to appear before Congress on Monday to talk about his handling of the Clinton email investigation, and his fired deputy, Andrew McCabe, asserted his Fifth Amendment rights against self-incrimination, Sen. Charles E. Grassley said. Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch also declined to show up for a major hearing where the Senate Judiciary Committee was looking into the inspector general’s report detailing major bungles in Mr. Comey’s handli... more »

"We Can't Pretend..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The early bird catches the worm; a stitch in time saves nine. He who hesitates is lost. We can't pretend we haven't been told. We've all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time, heard the damn poets urging us to ‘seize the day'. Still sometimes we have to see for ourselves. We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today's possibility under tomorrow's rug until we can't anymore, until we finally understand for ourselves like Benjamin Franklin meant. That knowing is better than wonder... more »

Trump Orders Pentagon To “Immediately Establish A Space Force”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The real purpose is to attack the Lord Jesus Christ, the Blessed Son of God, on His 2nd Coming. This is the Satanic ‘Evil’ Aliens Invasion HOAX. – Trump Orders Pentagon To “Immediately Establish A Space Force” by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ During a press conference Monday, Donald Trump announced that, as he hinted previously, he’s ordering […]

‘It Pierced the Clouds’: Fireball Spotted Blazing Over Europe

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
‘It Pierced the Clouds’: Fireball Spotted Blazing Over Europe by https://www.rt.com/ Music fans were given an unexpected surprise when a fiery meteorite gatecrashed a set by the Foo Fighters during a Dutch music festival. – The American rockers were performing at Landgraaf’s Pinkpop festival when a fireball streaked across the sky. The celestial ball of light […]

Announcement of Trump’s Deal of the Century Imminent? Israeli-Palestinian Peace Treaty

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Announcement of Trump’s Deal of the Century Imminent? by Stephen Lendman, https://stephenlendman.org/ AP News and other media reports suggested his (no-peace) Israeli/Palestinian peace plan would be announced in mid-to-late June, citing administration and congressional sources – despite unacceptably moving the US embassy to Jerusalem and slashing millions of dollars in Palestinian aid. – US ambassador to Israel […]

Chinese Navy Deploys Drones in South China Sea Missile Drills

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Chinese Navy Deploys Drones in South China Sea Missile Drills by Laura Zhou, http://www.scmp.com/frontpage/hk Report comes after US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo ‘reaffirmed deep concerns about building and militarising outposts’ in the contested waters. – China has carried out drills in the South China Sea to simulate fending off an aerial attack, state media said […]

Williams: Ex-Gays Fight LGBT Power Play to Outlaw Conversion Therapy

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Williams: Ex-Gays Fight LGBT Power Play to Outlaw Conversion Therapy by Thomas D. Williams, http://www.breitbart.com/ A group including former gays who benefited from reparative therapy is fighting a California bill that would label such therapy a fraudulent business practice and ban counseling aimed at helping people who are unhappy with their same-sex attraction. – More than […]

END OF MERKEL Would Trigger ‘Uncontrollable’ EU-Wide Break-Up: Europe Fears ‘Nightmare’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
END OF MERKEL Would Trigger ‘Uncontrollable’ EU-Wide Break-Up: Europe Fears ‘Nightmare’ by OLI SMITH, https://www.express.co.uk/ THE biggest threat to the EU is the imminent collapse of Angela Merkel’s fragile coalition, which would lead to a Europe-wide breakup “in an uncontrollable way” according to a leading left-wing and pro-EU commentator. – The political instability that has rocked the […]

US Said Seeking to Raise $500 Million from Gulf States for North Sinai — Trump’s Deal of the Century

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
There is no intention by the Zionists to allow Palestinians(REAL JEWS) to stay in Gaza. The plan is to evict all of them by force into the North Sinai desert. This is, of course, the coming fulfillment of Revelation 12:6,13-14. – If these Zionists want to make Gaza liveable, they do not need any investments […]

US-Led Coalition Strikes Syrian Army Positions in Deir ez-Zor Province – State Media

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
US-Led Coalition Strikes Syrian Army Positions in Deir ez-Zor Province – State Media by https://www.rt.com/ US-led coalition aircraft have reportedly bombed Syrian military positions in the Al Bukamal area of Deir ez-Zor province in eastern Syria, state media outlet SANA reports, citing a military source. – The strike, according to the military source, allegedly targeted a Syrian “military […]

Israeli Jets Carry Out Airstrikes on 9 Targets in Northern Gaza Strip

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Israeli Jets Carry Out Airstrikes on 9 Targets in Northern Gaza Strip by https://sputniknews.com/ Israeli defense forces reported making airstrikes on nine military targets in three sites in northern Gaza Strip. Israeli jets targeted nine military targets in two military compounds and a munition manufacturing site, Israeli defense forces reported on Twitter. According to IDF, the targets were belonging […]

The 17th century Japanese invasions of Taiwan

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*The Miaoli 55 north out of Jhuolan. One of my favorite roads in the area* Ran across this article on Facebook: In 1593, 1609 and 1616 three very different attempts were made by the rulers of Japan to establish formal diplomatic and trade links with Taiwan. The 1593 approach consisted merely of a letter that proved impossible to deliver, while the others involved sending well-equipped fleets to the island. Both the latter expeditions were led by prominent Christians in efforts that ultimately came to nothing, in spite of being backed up by very meaningful threats of military interv... more »

3 Years Ago Donald Trump Announced That He Was Running For President

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*WNU Editor:* It's been a bad three years for the media .... *50 Media Mistakes in the Trump Era: The Definitive List* (Sheryl Attkisson).

World markets take a tumble amid trade war concerns

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 1 day ago
The price tag of Making America Great Again More The post World markets take a tumble amid trade war concerns appeared first on The Duran.

Here’s what you need to know about Trump’s ‘Space Force’

Matfey Shaheen at The Duran - 1 day ago
"It is not enough to merely have an American presence in space. We must have American dominance in space," Donald Trump More The post Here’s what you need to know about Trump’s ‘Space Force’ appeared first on The Duran.

“Ike Was Right!”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Ike Was Right!”* by Bill Bonner POITOU, FRANCE – "We wait for the world to fall apart. The Dow is still more than 1,000 points below its high; so we presume the primary trend is down. Treasury yields – on the 10-year note – are near 3%… twice what they were two years ago. So we presume the primary trend for bonds is down, too. If we’re right, we are at the beginning of a long slide… down, down, down… into chaos, destitution, and destruction. *Faked Out: *Our working hypothesis is that General Eisenhower was right. There were two big temptations to the American Republic of the 195... more »

Never attribute to pathology what can be adequately explained by adaptive physiology

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 1 day ago
When this paper stumbled across my desk the other day my first thought was of course "Aha! Linoleic acid not so hot, this explains lack of benefit in RCTs as analysed by Steve Hamley".[1] Unsaturated Fatty Acids Inhibit Cholesterol Efflux from Macrophages by Increasing Degradation of ATP-binding Cassette Transporter A1.[2] http://www.jbc.org/content/277/7/5692.full I still think, maybe it does - once there's a pathology in the house, which was often the case in those RCTs - but I can think of an alternative explanation, connecting this paper with my previous post. It's not obvious... more »

The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism

Sandy Levinson at Balkinization - 1 day ago
I mentioned in a previous post some of my reactions to Patrick Deneen's interesting book *Why Liberalism Failed. *I noted that many of his arguments are evocative of earlier critiques of liberalism written in the 1960s and early '70s. One of the most important of those critiques was Daniel Bell's "The Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism." As Marx had noted, one effect of capitalism was to disrupt settled societies, to "make all that is solid melt into air." The decidedly anti-Marxist Joseph Schumpeter emphasized the importance of "creative destruction" in the capitalist projec... more »

Humanitarian crisis scenarios, Central American migrants in Mexico

bilaterals.org - 1 day ago
19-Jun-2018 The current dimension of international migration is related to the global dynamics of neoliberal capitalism and its effects. Every year the number of migrants in the world grows, as well as the records of forced displacements. In 2016, UNHCR indicated that there were almost 250 million migrants in the world by 2015 (UNHCR, 2016, CONAPO, 2015 and 2017). This accelerated growth of human beings in movement and social and labor precariousness is largely the result of the expansion of the processes of capital accumulation, which is characteristic of the neoliberal regimes of... more »

Vale Dr Vincent Gray

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
Long time readers of this blog will know of long time contributor, IPCC expert reviewer Dr Vincent Gray. Dr Gray passed away last week. He was 96 years old. Vincent was an expert reviewer of every IPCC assessment report to date. He also wrote books published on Climate Change/AGW. This blogger edited his last book - *The Global Warming Scam and Climate Change Superscam* - and published it on line - HERE. It was subsequently published and is available on Kindle (Here ). Vincent introduced himself in *The Global Warming Scam and Climate Change Superscam* My autobiography *Confessi... more »

Entergy-River Bend Nuclear Want To Move Reactor Cooling Core Injection Point From The Reactor Head Spray Nozzle; Remove Some Oversight From NRC – Comment By Thurs. 11.59 PM/Request Hearing By July 23rd

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 day ago
Comments must be filed by June 21, 2018. A request for a hearing must be filed by July 23, 2018 … Continue reading →

Rapper Whose Video Depicted Him Hanging a Little White Boy Meets Karma and Her Companion

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 1 day ago
You may remember *this story from last September* of a little know talent-challenged rapper named XXXTentacion who had just released a music video that was very disturbing to say the least. XXX was said to have long had a real problem with white people, and according to the *Black Entertainment Network* (BET) the leading experts on Negroism, he's was not a very nice person.... The rapper, who's real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, drew national attention with his video which include a scene depicting him hanging a little white boy. Monday, just before 4 p.m. outside a motorcycle sho... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

Education Leaders: Work Needed to Improve Degree Attainment Outcomes

Tiffany Pennamon at Diverse - 1 day ago
Identifying and replicating practices and policies that lead to improved rates of attaining college degrees among underrepresented groups in higher education generated frank discussion at a forum Wednesday in Washington, D.C. titled “Why the Nation Needs to Do College Attainment Better.”

ASU Gammage Testing App for Hearing-Impaired, Translation Services

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
PHOENIX — The Gammage Theater at Arizona State University is testing an app that will make sure that patrons with hearing impairment or need translation services “never miss a word.” The GalaPro app will be available for use during Gammage’s School of Rock performances, which kick off Wednesday. Created in 2015, this program gives translation and […]

Title IX Pathway to More Male Students and Tuition Dollars

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
In order to fully utilize athletics to help with financial and enrollment stability, HBCUs should tackle head-on and even embrace what some see as a legal obstacle to expanding men's athletics - Title IX.