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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.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

25 June - am - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

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More Killed In Nicaraguan As Death Toll Surpases 200 After Two Months Of Unrest

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*BBC: **Nicaragua protests: Baby killed in Managua clashes* At least four people, including a baby, have been killed in the Nicaraguan capital after security forces opened fire on protesters, activists say. So-called "combined forces" launched an attack on a student protest at a university in Managua, the Nicaraguan Centre for Human Rights said. The baby was killed by a police bullet while being taken to a babysitter, his mother said. The government denied it. More than 200 people have reportedly died in two months of demonstrations. The protests were triggered by government cuts... more »

The WTC Memorial Chart

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 13 hours ago
*The WTC Memorial Chart* *aka Greencrow's Stats provided* *by Blogger/Google* Every so often I look at my blog stats. Lately, it's with a catastrophic sense of collapse, of implosion, of total destruction of a blog. Since beginning to blog full time after my retirement in July of 2013, I have applied my writing skills on a regular basis to this blog. The number and quality of my posts have been more or less regular and equal. Yet, on at least three occasion, according to the above graph, provided to me by Blogger/Google, I have committed blogging suicide. I have leaped from a ... more »

Iraqi PM al-Abadi And Shia Leader al-Sadr Have Agreed To Work Together To Form A New Government

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Al-Sadr (L) and al-Abadi (R) met in Najaf [Alaa al-Marjani/Reuters] *Al Jazeera:* *Iraqi PM al-Abadi and Shia leader al-Sadr announce alliance* New coalition increases the chances of forming a government after weeks of political tensions following May vote. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr have announced that their blocs are joining forces in a bid to create a new government after weeks of political tensions following last month's parliamentary elections. Sadr's Sairoon Alliance won 54 seats in the May vote to become the largest bloc in Iraq's ... more »

Italy refers NGO rescue ships to Libya

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 13 hours ago
Italy is minimizing its exposure to further migrations from Africa More The post Italy refers NGO rescue ships to Libya appeared first on The Duran.

Kushner talks ‘deal of the century’ with Israel’s Netanyahu

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 13 hours ago
In Kushner's world, the Palestinians are going to have peace, whether they like it or not More The post Kushner talks ‘deal of the century’ with Israel’s Netanyahu appeared first on The Duran.

Turkey's Election: Voting Closes, No Serious Incidents Reported.

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
*Not including countless 'social media' reports. Unsubstantiated, of course.* *Turkey's election has various monitors from different organizations. As you will read below.* *TASS* Turkish Woman Votes In Istanbul * ANKARA, June 24. /TASS/. Early presidential and parliamentary elections that were held on the same day for the first time in Turkey’s history finished without any serious incidents as polling stations closed at 17:00 local time (same as Moscow Time) on Sunday, Anadolu Agency reported.* *According to Turkish Minister of Justice Abdulhamit Gul, no serious incidents were r... more »

The Polls Have Closed In Turkey As Erdogan Seeks A Second Term As President

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*BBC:* *Turkey election: Polls close as Erdogan seeks second term* Polls have closed in the Turkish elections - where voters are deciding whether to grant President Recep Tayyip Erdogan a second five-year term. He has faced a tough battle with Muharrem Ince, a centre-left candidate who has energised the opposition. Casting his own vote, the president claimed there had been a high turnout. First results are due later on Sunday. If Mr Erdogan wins, he will adopt major new powers that critics say will weaken democratic rule. He is hoping to get more than 50% of the vote in this ball... more »

Señor Trumpanzee-- Losing Control Of The Narrative... Womp, Womp

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
Señor Trumpanzee isn't exactly being subtle in his campaign to gin up fear and loathing towards immigrants, even more so than normally. It looks like this is going to be a major campaign theme for the GOP this year-- more so than their failed tax scam. He feels it won him the White House-- maybe more so than Putin's exertions on his behalf-- and he seems to feel more racism and xenophobia is just what Republican congressional candidates need for the midterms. According to Susan Glasser's post for the *New Yorker*, "Trump has remained determined to talk about immigration, even when ... more »

Sunday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 14 hours ago
This and that for your Sunday reading. - Simon Enoch challenges Scott Moe's misleading rhetoric on equalization by pointing out that Saskatchewan could easily afford child care and other programs which Moe criticizes other provinces for funding - if only the Saskatchewan Party hadn't blown the proceeds of a boom on tax slashing and vanity projects. - Christian Weller examines the results of the U.S.' latest tests of supply-side dogma, and finds that it continues to fail miserably: On June 7, the Federal Reserve released its latest data on corporate finances, providing the first lo... more »

For the Record

Yastreblyansky at No More Mister Nice Blog - 14 hours ago
Because I was afraid he might delete the original tweet: Just to be clear, I am not opposed to the safety and security of US borders. I just think we've got that, and have had it since 1815. This is not a security issue. No terrorist has ever made it into our territory from Mexico (McCain kept insisting 9/11 hijackers entered from Canada, but he was wrong). They've all come by plane. Dangerous drugs, which often used to be snuck across in the desert or sent across wall barriers by catapult, now pass mostly through designated border control posts in legitimate-looking cars or arriv... more »

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un Has Begun The Process Of Eliminating The Symbols Of His Grand-Father And Father Starting With The National Oath

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Visitors bowing in a show of respect for North Korean leaders Kim Il-sung and Kim Jong-il on Mansudae (Mansu Hill) in Pyongyang, North Korea. *The Telegraph*: *Kim Jong-un 'erases his father and grandfather' from new mandatory national oath* Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, has introduced a new national oath playing down the achievements of his father and grandfather and instead praising his own ideology and leadership. The oath, which must be recited by all citizens, was originally introduced in the 1970s, when Kim Il-sung, the founder of the nation and the grandfather of th... more »

The i-word

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
Yes, it's that time again!... Today's *The World This Weekend *discussed the migrant crisis in light of the EU summit about it and the "hard" policy of what Mark Mardell called the "newly militant" Italian government. It wasn't* too *biased (and Mark even used the i-word ['illegal'] once), but: (a) The main report featured two pro-migration 'experts' (including Leonard Doyle) and a pro-migration Spanish socialist MEP 'balanced' by an anti-migrant figure from Italy's Lega, and the main interview was with a UN official. (b) It was striking that the idea of placing migrants in cam... more »

Man Finds Rattlesnake Under Hood While Trying to Start Car

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
An upstate New York man trying to jump-start his car was greeted by an unusual sound coming from his engine.

Rhode Island May Force Presidential Candidates to Release Tax Returns

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
If the bill becomes law, President Donald Trump would not appear on a future ballot unless he releases his returns.

Saudi Women Take the Wheel as Longstanding Driving Ban Ends

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
It's a historic moment for women who have been at the mercy of their husbands, fathers, brothers and drivers to move around.

Syrian Rebels Are Saying The U.S. Has Abandoned Them As Government Forces Backed By Russia Have Started Their Offensive In Southwest Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*DW:* *Russian airstrikes in southwest Syria signal escalation of regime offensive* Russia has carried out its first airstrikes in southwest Syria in support of an Assad regime offensive. The battlefield space is one of the most geopolitically complex and explosive in the seven-year war. Russian warplanes pounded opposition areas in southwest Syria early Sunday, monitors said, providing air support for the first time to an offensive by President Bashar Assad's regime to retake one of the rebel's last strongholds in the south of Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said ... more »

#MeToo, Feminism, and Anti-Feminism: a reflection from Sweden

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 15 hours ago
This is a guest post from Linda Åhäll, a Lecturer in international relations from Keele University, UK. Follow her on Twitter at @DrLindaAhall This is the sixth post in the series on #metooacademia An Australian newspaper described #MeToo in Sweden as “the biggest Swedish women’s movement since women secured the right to vote almost a hundred years […]

Foreign Funded NGOs, Political Power, and Democratic Legitimacy

gsteinbergguest at Lawfare - 15 hours ago
PHoto Credit: Moti Milrod via Haaretz *Editor’s Note: Back in May, Ron Krebs and James Ron argued in their Foreign Policy Essay that countries should welcome foreign funded NGOs and contended that, in Israel in particular, they do considerable good. ​Gerald Steinberg, who heads the Institute for NGO Research in Israel, begs to differ and offers a defense of Israel's restrictive policies regarding NGOs. * *** Twenty years ago, when I began to research the political power of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), particularly those active in the realms of human rights and internat... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin GM Says Goodbye to Second Shift US Lawmakers Want Iran Blacklisted From International Financial System Facebook, Twitter Deactivate Hezbollah Accounts After Kidnapping Video PublishedTrump wants to send the military into space — here's how a fight in space would go down Trump's Grandfather's Letter Begging Not To Be Deported The White House is considering nuking asteroids, according to a NASA report Sexy Metal: The Missing Element In The Korean Puzzle America's Military Drops A Bomb Every 12 Minutes, And No One Is Talking About It Kunstler: "Don't Cry For Me, Rachel... more »


Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
windpower wind wind wind blockquote _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums!

Freak Accident of Chemistry Sunk Russia's Aircraft-Killer Submarine

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * We explain what happenned. *Kursk had suffered two massive explosions and sank in 354 feet of water at a twenty-degree vertical angle. An explosion had ripped through the front of the hull, tearing a terrible gash along the upper bow. Still, at least twenty-three of the 118 crew had survived the sinking, as a note penned by one of the ship’s senior officers, Lt. Capt. Dmitri Kolesnikov, indicated. The note was dated exactly two hours after the initial explosion. Rescue efforts by Russian—and later British and Norwegian—teams failed to rescue the sur... more »

Step Aboard the Seawolf: The Secret Submarines the Navy Doesn't Want to Talk About

David Axe at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, * But we know all about them. *So what was Seawolf doing under the ice? Most likely simply training … for fighting under ice. For a submarine crew, going to the Arctic “gives us the opportunity to test our combat systems, our navigation systems, our communication systems and just what it’s like to operate in this very challenging environment,” Roughead said four years ago. And there are good reasons besides a tradition of secrecy to do so quietly. Consider Moscow’s reaction to the 2009 ICEX. “Any action by foreign submarines in the vicinity of Russia’s ma... more »

Virtue and Moral Philosophy

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 15 hours ago
In *Varieties of Goodness*, Georg Henrik von Wright has devoted a chapter to the discussion of the philosophy of virtues—he criticizes and departs from the traditional doctrine of virtues proposed by Aristotle and Aquinas. But in her essay, “Von Wright on Virtue,” (Chapter 7; *Moral Dilemmas: and other topics in moral philosophy*), Philippa Foot suggests that while von Wright is correct in thinking that the topic needs to be reopened and developed there is more to the point of view of Aristotle and Aquinas than he allows. Explaining von Wright’s objective behind his article on virt... more »

DARPA Has Reinvented The Wheel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Task & Purpose:* *DARPA Literally Reinvented The Wheel * Glorious news for all privates who’ve ever had to haul a Humvee out of a mud-filled ditch: A brand new wheel designed by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’ (DARPA) could make the pain of rough terrain a thing of the past. As part of the Ground X-Vehicle Technologies (GXV-T) program to boot the survivability and mobility of Army combat vehicles, DARPA researchers whipped up high-tech Reconfigurable Wheel-Track (RWT) upgrades that “transition from a round wheel to a triangular track and back again while the vehic... more »

US wants a coup in Venezuela because of its oil reserves, says Abby Martin in recent interview (Video)

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Martin discusses how this aspect of US foreign policy under the Trump administration More The post US wants a coup in Venezuela because of its oil reserves, says Abby Martin in recent interview (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Japan suspends missile evacuation drills

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 15 hours ago
In solidarity with the peace making process, the Japanese are willing to suspend certain missile evacuation drills More The post Japan suspends missile evacuation drills appeared first on The Duran.

Macron advocates sanctions for EU members refusing to accept migrants

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 15 hours ago
What business do sanctions have in a politico economic bloc like the EU? More The post Macron advocates sanctions for EU members refusing to accept migrants appeared first on The Duran.

Afghan Taliban Have Attacked And Seized A Number Of Outposts South Of Kabul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Afghan police and military checkpoint outside Maidan city *Long War Journal:* *Taliban captures more than 70 Afghan police in attack near the capital* The Afghan Taliban captured more than 70 Afghan policemen and took over a number of outposts after clashing with security forces in Jalrez district in the province of Wardak, just south of Kabul. The Afghan government is maintaining its unilateral ceasefire despite the current Taliban offensive. The Taliban, in a statement released on its official website, claimed it “seized control [of] 13 posts and 1 base from the enemy” and “dozen... more »

Kurdish militia declares state of emergency in Syria’s Raqqa after ISIS attack

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:50 P.M.) – The US-backed Syrian rebel group controlling the northern Syrian city of Raqqa has declared the state of emergency and a full curfew for a week over suspicions of potential attacks by the defeated Islamic State. The Syrian Democratic Forces issued an official statement saying that ‘terrorist elements’ might have made […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Israeli missile fired at drone coming from Syria misses target

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:10 P.M.) – A Patriot missile fired by the Israeli Army at a UAV that approached the borders from Syria has missed its target before the drone moved away. A spokesman of the Israeli Defense Force said the drone returned back to the Syrian territories where it originally came from. It is not […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army captures new town in northeast Daraa amid rebel collapse

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:40 P.M.) – The Syrian forces have scored yet another advance into the rebel-held region of northeast Daraa as rebel defensives increasingly collapse due to intense shelling and airstrikes. Spearheaded by the SAA’s elite Tiger Forces, the Syrian Army imposed full control over Jadal town after server clashes with jihadi groups and FSA […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

VIDEO: More civilians leave to government-held areas in southeast Idlib

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:00 P.M.) – Hundreds of civilians continue, on a daily basis, to cross the humanitarian corridor in southeast Idlib to the government-run areas as militants breach the agreed-on de-escalation zone agreement by attacking the Syrian Army. More than 16,000 civilians have so far crossed the humanitarian corridor set up between Tall Sultan and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

VIDEO: Syrian, Russian jets pummel jihadists in northeast Daraa

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:20 P.M.) – Defying US stark warning not to take part in southwest Syria offensive, the Russian Aerospace Forces have officially joint the Syrian Air Force in pounding positions for ultraconservative militants in the northeastern countryside of Daraa. The aerial bombardment focused on jihadi-held villages and towns of the Lajat region of northeast […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

"Inflate or Die Ponzi Scheme: The System is Going to Go Down"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*"Inflate or Die Ponzi Scheme: The System is Going to Go Down"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Financial writer and precious metals expert Bill Holter thinks the long awaited debt reset has already started. Holter explains, “I think the reset is already in motion. Credit is what created values and pricings that are incorrect. Just look at the Fed, they are talking about quantitative tightening (QT). They are talking about pulling $600 billion, I think, by the end of this year, and they can’t. There is no way. If you go back to Richard Russell ‘inflate or die.’ That is what this i... more »

California Water Rationing Agenda-21 Style New Law Passed

Activist Post at Activist Post - 16 hours ago
By Catherine J. Frompovich Liberal, Democrat-run California recently passed new legislation [SB 606 and AB 1668] regarding personal use of water, i.e., only 55 gallons... more »

Bill Holter: The System is Going to Go Down

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 hours ago
Greg Hunter Published on Jun 23, 2018 Financial writer and precious metals expert Bill Holter thinks a debt reset is coming soon, and the powers that be are planning it. Holter explains, “I think the discussion is about timing and how the system is going to come down. There are also discussions of what is going […]

Iran Expects Europe to Voice Proposals for Preserving Nuclear Deal by July

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 hours ago
Iran Expects Europe to Voice Proposals for Preserving Nuclear Deal by July by http://tass.com/ MOSCOW, June 24. /TASS/. Tehran expects its European partners to put forward a package of proposals to preserve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, Iran’s Press TV reported on Saturday, citing a senior diplomat. – […]

Dazzling Fireball Streaks Across Sky Over European Russia

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 hours ago
Sign of the coming of fallen angels, cast down to earth? Dazzling Fireball Streaks Across Sky Over European Russia by https://www.rt.com/, 22 June 2018 Residents of the European part of Russia have reported a bright fireball lighting up the sky, which was emitting a blinding light. Theories on social media varied from a simple meteor to […]

Germany’s Refugee Row: Can Merkel Survive? | DW English

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 hours ago
DW English Published on Jun 22, 2018 Chancellor Merkel has her back to the wall as tensions mount in Germany’s refugee row. The question is: Can she come up with a solution to prevent her government from being blown apart? end

Trump Envoy Discusses US Proposal for Gaza with Sisi: Sinai to be Pivotal to the “Deal of the Century”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 hours ago
The plan by the Zionists is to force the Palestinians into the North Sinai desert. Emphasis mine: – Trump Envoy Discusses US Proposal for Gaza with Sisi: Sinai to be Pivotal to the “Deal of the Century” by Asmahan Soliman, Translated by Salma Khalifa, https://www.madamasr.com/en Reports: Sinai to be pivotal to the “deal of the century” […]

BUSTED! CNN/Time Knew Little Girl Was Never Separated From Her Mother

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 hours ago
Fox News Published on Jun 22, 2018 TIME Magazine’s latest cover shows President Trump staring down the viral image of a little girl crying while her mother was being detained by Border Patrol. FOX News Channel (FNC) is a 24-hour all-encompassing news service dedicated to delivering breaking news as well as political and business news. The […]

MSM Caught In Massive Hoax Against Trump And Trump Supporters. Leaked Footage of CNN Staging Migrant Crisis

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 hours ago
The Alex Jones Channel Published on Jun 22, 2018 Everybody Hurts. Rush Limbaugh says the recent images of children separated at the border is a manufactured crisis engineered by the liberal media. Meanwhile the usual suspects shed liberal tears over the Fake News they created to persuade the American people into supporting wide open borders and […]

Trump’s Goal to Keep China from Using ‘Nuclear Option’ of Dumping US Debt – Max Keiser

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 hours ago
Trump’s Goal to Keep China from Using ‘Nuclear Option’ of Dumping US Debt – Max Keiser by https://www.rt.com/ President Donald Trump is cutting US military spending to be less exposed to the skyrocketing interest rates that would become unavoidable when China opts to dump US Treasury bonds, Max Keiser has told RT. – “To understand US […]

‘Tafu’ for Snafu and iPhones at Graduation

Emil Guillermo at Diverse - 16 hours ago
Yes, it’s complicated. Which is why no government should attempt to carry out an ad hoc zero tolerance immigration plan at the border that includes an ad hoc separation of children from parents without a way to reconnect said children to parents.

WATCH: Cops Break Into Innocent Man’s Yard, Kill His Dog, Steal His Body, Then Urinate On His Plants

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: dog] An innocent man couldn't figure out what happened to his dog until he watched his surveillance footage and saw it was the cops who killed him and stole his body. The post WATCH: Cops Break Into Innocent Man’s Yard, Kill His Dog, Steal His Body, Then Urinate On His Plants appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Cop Arrested After Woman He Kidnapped, Tied Up, and Tortured Escaped From His Car

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: cop] A police officer was charged with kidnapping and torturing a woman he met online, and abusing her in the presence of a young child. The post Cop Arrested After Woman He Kidnapped, Tied Up, and Tortured Escaped From His Car appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

ICE Director Says Agency Can’t Be Compared To Nazis, As They’re ‘Just Doing Their Jobs’—Seriously

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: nazis] The director of ICE claimed his agents can't be compared to Nazis because they are “simply enforcing the laws,” which was the same defense used by the Nazis. The post ICE Director Says Agency Can’t Be Compared To Nazis, As They’re ‘Just Doing Their Jobs’—Seriously appeared first on The Free Thought Project .

The Real Reason & Solution to the Immigration Crisis You Won’t Hear from Democrats or Republicans

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: immigration] As the left and right bicker over who's to blame for the immigration crisis and how to deal with the influx of immigrants, those of us paying attention have the solution. The post The Real Reason & Solution to the Immigration Crisis You Won’t Hear from Democrats or Republicans appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Judge Rules Cop Can Be Sued for Tasering Teen’s Genitals on Video Until He Died

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: taser] A federal judge has ruled that a police officer acted with excessive force when he tasered a teen's genitals—repeatedly—until the teen eventually died. The post Judge Rules Cop Can Be Sued for Tasering Teen’s Genitals on Video Until He Died appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Spain's coastguard rescues over 700 people near the Canary Islands trying to cross the Mediterranean Sea into Europe pic.twitter.com/79KwFNbxHh — TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) June 24, 2018 EU leaders headed to Brussels Sunday for emergency talks over #migration as Italy's new populist cabinet turned away another rescue ship, vowing no longer to shoulder Europe's migrant burden https://t.co/3leyDyZo66 pic.twitter.com/YYKQeyQoQ2 — AFP news agency (@AFP) June 24, 2018 BREAKING Assad pledges to regain control of northern Syria by force if needed https://t.co/xXvmiDXgJb pic.twitter.co... more »

What Happened

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Martin Regg Cohn has an interesting post mortem of the Ontario election. He concludes that, because the Liberals pulled their bacon out of the fire a couple of times, their fall was destined to be a hard one: Had the Liberals not risen from the grave in the three previous elections, there would have been far less accumulated animus. Had they lost in 2014, as everyone expected, they likely would have easily retained at least two or three dozen seats, not the historic low of 7 seats. By surviving previous elections, they postponed the inevitable reckoning — setting the stage for a f... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
Well, I couldn't resist (sorry).... Panama playing so badly England must think all their Isthmuses have come at once. (And within a minute of me posting that Panama scored!)

Andrew Marr judged by the BBC to have "risked misleading audiences" over Israel

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
Loyal readers with exceptional memories may recall this post from a couple of months ago: Well, the BBC agrees with that and has ruled against Andrew Marr over this. According to the *Mail on Sunday*, Fraser Steel, head of executive complaints at the BBC, has written to Jonathan Sacerdoti (in response to a complaint from him) saying: The BBC’s guidelines require that output is “well sourced” and “based on sound evidence”. In the absence of any evidence to support the reference to “lots” of children being killed at the time of transmission, it seems to us to have risked mislead... more »

Hot To Respond To The Rising Chinese Empire

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*WNU Editor: *One of the best analysis that I have read so far on the rise of China, and it is my must read for today .... *‘How empires begin.’ China has made its global move. This is Australia’s response* (David Wroe, Sydney Morning Herald).


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Follow the Money: Why Do Universities Oppose the Higher Education Bill?* When 39 university associations send an open letter to Congress expressing “grave reservations” about proposed legislation, you can be sure that money is involved. No matter how they describe their concern about students, our colleges and universities have spent money at a pace well above inflation for decades, and they have raised tuition and fees in tandem. The federal student loan program has been their “enabler,” so they want to keep the money flowing. New buildings, new stadiums, fitness centers, luxury... more »

Reports of Continued Airstrikes in Daraa- Syrian and Russian Airforces

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
*Information sourced from here* *It seems RuAF and SyAF continue to bomb the Daraa area* *Updated 21 minutes ago at link * S. #*Syria*: massive #*RuAF* airstrikes on E. #*Daraa* countryside. S. #Syria: #RuAF & #SyAF carrying out dozens of airstrikes on E. #Daraa countryside. pic.twitter.com/Ag7yiaETIa — Qalaat Al Mudiq (@QalaatAlMudiq) June 24, 2018 *Reports of villages retaken as well* S. #*Syria*: village of Jaddel in #*Lajat* is confirmed seized by Assad forces following yesterday's takeover of Shomarah. Photos geolocated in heart of village: http://wikimapia.org/#lang=en&lat=3... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*James Hansen: Prez. Obama ‘failed miserably’ on climate – ‘Late, ineffectual & partisan'* *At least Hansen is honest in revealing that all of the alternative energy solutions agreed to in Paris and elsewhere will have no measurable effect, and are just political posturing to placate a gullible constituency* James Hansen’s long list of culprits for this inertia are both familiar – the nefarious lobbying of the fossil fuel industry – and surprising. Jerry Brown, the progressive governor of California, and the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, are “both pretending to be solving the ... more »

Polar Melting Scam In Complete Collapse

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 17 hours ago
Arctic sea ice volume is the highest in 13 years, and melting at a near record slow rate. Spreadsheet Data Both the Northern Sea Route and Northwest Passage are blocked by thick ice. FullSize_CICE_combine_thick_SM_EN_20180623.png (1337×1113) Arctic sea ice extent is normal, … Continue reading →

Curse of Oak Island - Season Six Guesses

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 17 hours ago
As I was sitting around, waiting for summer to officially begin in a couple of hours, I realized that the Lagina boys would be back at Oak Island if there was really a plan for Season Six. I had noticed, at the end of Season Five, as they sat around in their war room, that Dan Blankenship didn’t seem to be too enthusiastic for another assault on the island and said that it wasn’t his money to spend. They also had laid out all the treasure they have found over the five seasons that looked somewhat impressive until you realized that most of it had been found on the surface and not buri... more »

Booker On The BP Energy Review

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Booker covers the BP Energy Review today: One of the more disturbing features of our time is the yawning gulf between the way some of the most serious issues of the day are generally discussed and reported, and the real story behind them, which too often just gets buried […]

Battle for Hodeidah – Part 2

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 17 hours ago
The Saudi-led Western-backed coalition is facing a tough fight in Yemen. The author who has had personnel dealing with the Houthi hill tribes asks: will Saudi Arabia survive this war in its present form?

Trump's Zero Tolerance Incarcerations-- Follow The Money

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 18 hours ago
*Ben Ray Lujan (right), Pelosi's DCCC chairman, takes blood money from the crooks building private immigrant detention facilities for Trump. Why won't he return the cash?* This week the organization In The Public Interest issued a report-- An examination of private financing for correctional and immigration detention facilities-- that examines the finances behind Trump's ramping up of the criminalization of immigration. The Department of Homeland Security has been instructed to "accelerate resource capacity." The report shows how private prison corporations CoreCivic and GEO Group a... more »

"Intolerable Opinions in an Intolerant Time"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"Intolerable Opinions in an Intolerant Time"* by Jeffrey St. Clair In Love’s free state all powers so levelled be That them affection governs more than awe. - William Davenant "In 1638, John Lilburne was put on secret trial by the Star Chamber of Charles I. His crime? The writing and distribution of seditious pamphlets that skewered the legitimacy of the monarchy and challenged the primacy of the high prelates of the Church of England. He was promptly convicted of publishing writing of “dangerous consequence and evil effect.” For these intolerable opinions, the royal tribunal sente... more »

A little video

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
Please see below a couple of comments - one at *Biased BBC*, on here at *Is the BBC biased? *- about a video posted on the BBC News website (which the BBC has now also placed on YouTube). I don't need to add anything to the comments myself... Roland Deschain June 24, 2018 at 9:07 am This little video is nothing more than outright propaganda, something the BBC is increasingly indulging in. What are these “truths” the BBC reveals? 1. The West is not being swamped by refugees, because the vast majority are fleeing terrorism and conflict, not bringing it. 2. Cities will drown because c... more »

Centrism on the Streets?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 18 hours ago
A hundred thousand pounding pavements in London and you'd be forgiven for thinking it's a political earthquake. At least if you pay attention to the likes of Andrew Adonis and Alastair Campbell. Strangely, these estimates of significance get nowhere as near a wider circulation when trade unionists and community campaigner trudge through the capital *in greater numbers*. And, of course, for Campbell such measures of magnitude counted for nothing when two million people marched against the invasion of Iraq. Why should the latter be set aside and the former be taken seriously? There a... more »

Report: US has highest income inequality in the Western world

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 18 hours ago
The American dream of mobility is turning into the American illusion More The post Report: US has highest income inequality in the Western world appeared first on The Duran.

Sunday morning music

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 18 hours ago
Here's a real piece of music history - in fact, almost the oldest music history we have. The Seikilos Epitaph is the oldest known complete piece of music, including a primitive music notation and lyrics. Wikipedia describes it: The Seikilos epitaph is the oldest surviving complete musical composition, including musical notation, from anywhere in the world. The epitaph has been dated variously from around 200 BC to around AD 100, but the first century AD is the most probable guess. The song, the melody of which is recorded, alongside its lyrics, in the ancient Greek musical notatio... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
Meanwhile over at the *Observer, *Carole Cadwalladr is continuing her dogged (some say obsessive) pursuit of Arron Banks and Leave.EU. As ever, she's receiving a lot of fervent support and plenty of derisive flak on Twitter. This week she's got some emails showing that Mr Banks and Andy Wigmore of Leave.EU wanted to behave like investigative journalists and dig up lots of dirt on certain people - in this case their journalistic opponents - and, worse, they actually intended to use it (if they actually found any) to discredit them. And one of their targets was a (then) high-profi... more »

BBC finds Andrew Marr guilty of breach over claim on Palestinian kids

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
This Mail report http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5878523/BBC-finds-Andrew-Marr-guilty-breach-claim-Israel-killed-lots-Palestinian-kids.html is of interest to me as for once the BBC couldn't circle the wagons to protect one of their own. 'BBC finds Andrew Marr guilty of breach over claim on Palestinian kids BBC bosses have found Andrew Marr guilty of breaching editorial guidelines with a 'misleading' claim that Israel had killed 'lots of Palestinian kids'. The Corporation's extraordinary ruling against one of its most senior personalities is almost unprecedented. It follows... more »

Speak Your Mind

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
By Cathy Jameson Several years ago, Ronan’s brother stepped on a nail. It wasn’t a rusty nail, but it did pierce his skin. While playing in the back yard, he and a neighbor crossed an old wooden board that spanned...

“432Hz Miracle Tone - Raise Positive Vibrations, Healing, Positive Energy Boost”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
“432Hz Miracle Tone - Raise Positive Vibrations, Healing, Positive Energy Boost” PowerThoughts Meditation Club “Listening to the 432Hz frequency resonates inside our body, releases emotional blockages and expands our consciousness. This video uses a 432Hz frequency tone mixed with the music (the music itself is in standard tuning).” - https://www.youtube.com/

Rio Nightlife Guide for Sunday, June 24, 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. PARTY: DNA Social Club @ Barzin Rio (Ipanema) – DNA Social Club is the new club for Sundays at Barzin. The weekend doesn’t end until this event does. From 9PM […]

"The Only Light We've Got..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
"For, while the tale of how we suffer, and how we are delighted, and how we may triumph is never new, it always must be heard. There isn't any other tale to tell, it's the only light we've got in all this darkness." - James Baldwin, “Sonny's Blues”

"A Deeper Truth..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
"There's a truth deeper than experience. It's beyond what we see, or even what we feel. It's an order of truth that separates the profound from the merely clever, and the reality from the perception. We're helpless, usually, in the face of it; and the cost of knowing it, like the cost of knowing love, is sometimes greater than any heart would willingly pay. It doesn't always help us to love the world, but it does prevent us from hating the world. And the only way to know that truth is to share it, from heart to heart, just as Prabhakar told it to me, just as I'm telling it to you n... more »

Keep Babies Out

Israel Shamir at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
When I see a crying child on my screen, writes Israel Shamir, I know somebody is trying to take advantage of me

Canadian Man Guilty of Scalping Fiancée

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
Author of gruesome novel guilty of killing and mutilating his fiancee before draining her body of blood and SCALPING her

On “Leftist Anti-Semitism”: Past and Present

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
Andrew Joyce looks at the life and times of pioneering political radical and alleged "anti-Semite", William Cobbett

To Reside Eternally in the Adytum; the House not Built with Hands

Les Visible at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
There are voices speaking into our subconscious guiding us through our desires. We have been led astray by them for so long that we have forgotten our father’s kingdom

Hollywood Blockbuster Promotes Depopulation Agenda

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
One of Henry Makow's readers explains the significance of "Avengers- Infinity War."

The Entire Western World Lives In Cognitive Dissonance

Paul Craig Roberts at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
How is it that Americans can see the inhumane border control policy and not see the inhumanity of family destruction that has been the over-riding result of Washington’s destruction in whole or part of seven or eight countries in the 21st century?

Moroccan Migrant Truck Driver Arrested Over Murder of Young Pro-Migrant Activist Woman

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
Some might call it karma but at some point it will begin to dawn on even the most obtuse just what "open borders" brings

We should applaud the end of the nuclear family, says top judge

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
Sir James Munby, the president of the High Court's family division, also described the pace of change in family law as "maddeningly slow".

‘You’ll feel the world’s WRATH’ – Mike Pompeo’s STARK warning to Iran over nuclear weapons

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
Did the U.S. pullout of the nuclear deal to force Iran's hand and set up this sort of confrontation?

Marriage As A Lifetime Of Suffering

Fr. Stephen FREEMAN at OrientalReview.org - 20 hours ago
When couples come to ministers to talk about their marriage ceremonies, ministers think it’s interesting to ask if they love one another. What a stupid question! How would they know? A Christian marriage isn’t about whether you’re in love. Christian marriage is giving you the practice of fidelity over a lifetime in which you can look back upon the marriage and call it love. It is a hard discipline over many years. – Stanley Hauerwas The post Marriage As A Lifetime Of Suffering appeared first on OrientalReview.org.


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*“Shamble”* by Alex Noble “These are the broken ones, the abandoned, the deserted, the dispirited, the downtrodden. These are the denizens of the new Wasteland. Da Da Damyata, as the thunder said. These are the ones for whom the bell tolls, for whom April is the cruelest month. These are the ones who can’t go home again, a lost generation of wounded warriors and lives gone wrong somewhere, somehow. You would never know, looking at the glitz and glitter of Las Vegas, up there on the desert, maybe only 50 feet over their heads, you would never know that a whole secret city of lost s... more »

Whither the Media: Sex and the Media (Note clickbait title!)

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 20 hours ago
*My man Dom brakes for a view.* *"Manuel, on some subjects I don't trust even myself. Limiting the freedom of news 'just a little bit' is in the same category with the classic example 'a little bit pregnant.' We are not yet free nor will we be as long as anyone--even our ally Mike--controls our news. Someday I hope to own a newspaper independent of any source or channel. I would happily set print by hand, like Benjamin Franklin." * Many articles have discussed the problems of journalism in an internet world where digital replication at almost no cost is destroying the scarcity tha... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
“Maybe we like the pain. Maybe we're wired that way. Because without it, I don't know; maybe we just wouldn't feel real. What's that saying? Why do I keep hitting myself with a hammer? Because it feels so good when I stop...” - "Grey's Anatomy" "People don't want their lives fixed. Nobody wants their problems solved. Their dramas. Their distractions. Their stories resolved. Their messes cleaned up. Because what would they have left? Just the big scary unknown." - Chuck Palahniuk

Ukraine President Poroshenko gets LIFE behind bars for war crimes (VIDEO)

Ricky Twisdale at The Duran - 20 hours ago
Leading Kiev regime figures Alexander Turchynov and Arsen Avakov were also among the 8 defendants sentenced More The post Ukraine President Poroshenko gets LIFE behind bars for war crimes (VIDEO) appeared first on The Duran.

Colombian president-elect refuses to acknowledge Maduro’s legitimacy

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 20 hours ago
Duque shows that he will be a faithful mouthpiece for Washington in Latin America More The post Colombian president-elect refuses to acknowledge Maduro’s legitimacy appeared first on The Duran.

Russian jets continue to hit rebel forces as Syrian Army launches another big attack

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The Russian Aerospace Forces entered the battle in southwest Syria, yesterday, despite several warnings from the U.S. State Department recently. On Sunday morning, the Russian Aerospace Forces resumed their assault on the northeastern countryside of the Dara’a Governorate. The Russian Aerospace Forces repeatedly struck the jihadist defenses near the strategic […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army foils rebel infiltration attempt in northern Hama

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – The Islamist rebels of Jaysh Al-Izza launched a surprise attack against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in northern Hama on Saturday night. Jaysh Al-Izza began the offensive on Saturday by storming the Syrian Arab Army’s positions at the Zaleen Checkpoint. According to a military source in Hama, the Islamist rebels […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turbo-charged Marr

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
Andrew Marr must have either devoured a couple of extra shredded wheat or gulped down a tin of spinach before this morning's *The Andrew Marr Show. *He fired ace after ace at Boris Becker (who put in a terrible performance), hunted Jeremy Hunt like a pack of James Naughtie-impersonators, fired a few potshots at that nice Nia Griffith's defences, and even put author Robert Harris into the dock over the morality of his dealings with Roman Polanski. His audience must now be feeling shell-shocked. (I'm off for a lie-down in a darkened room). We've not seen anything like this since Emma... more »

Zsa Zsa, The English Bulldog, Wins ‘World’s Ugliest Dog’ Title

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 21 hours ago
A 9-year-old English bulldog was named the winner of the 2018 World's Ugliest Dog contest in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Drug Spoon Sculpture Placed Outside Drugmaker Headquarters

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 21 hours ago
An 800-pound, nearly 11-foot-long steel sculpture of a bent and burned drug spoon was placed in front of the Connecticut headquarters of drugmaker Purdue Pharma as part of an art protest against the opioid crisis.

Sarah Sanders Says She Was Told to Leave Virginia Restaurant

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 21 hours ago
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders was booted from a Virginia restaurant because she works for President Donald Trump.

Trump Administration Says It Knows Location of All Children

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 21 hours ago
Trump administration officials say the U.S. government knows the location of all children in its custody after separating them from their families at the border and is working to reunite them.

More on Alastair Campbell

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
But on it goes!... *Alastair Campbell*: Hope this helps persuades BBC News the case we have been making that Brexit is not a done deal and the huge strand of public opinion of that view must be given a proper share of debate. Someone tell Rob Burley cos I don’t think he’s listening to me today!! *Alastair Campbell*: Suspect if there had been a big pro-Brexit march yesterday one of the main march voices would have been on *#Marr* Thoughts Rob Burley? *Rob Burley*: My main thought is that you should give it a rest. *Rob Burley*: Checked what was on* Frost* the morning after the 2003 I... more »

Guess who admired the BBC's coverage of the People's Vote March yesterday?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
Praise for the BBC from the People's Vote campaign for their coverage yesterday:

Mr. Marr's Sunday Morning Service

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
Here was Andrew Marr's introduction this morning: Good morning to you. In politics, this is quite a weekend. A massive march in London against Brexit - and a smaller one in favour. Two huge companies, Airbus and BMW, threatening to up sticks. Because of that, growing fears among Brexiteers that we are now heading for a half-in, half-out, fudged and unconvincing exit. Exactly two years ago, just after that referendum result had come in, the country seemed bitterly divided. It still is.

Auto Camila Cabello Tune -

cefrith@hotmail.com at Charles Frith - 22 hours ago
It's tough to fully enjoy Autotune as the social engineering/transhumanism dynamics aren't that hard to figure out.... eventually. That said, I'm only Human. Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced

Speech on space colonization in Oxford

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 22 hours ago
For many years the Global Network has been saying that the nuclear industry views space as a new market. They've long envisioned nuclear-powered mining colonies on the Moon, Mars and destinations beyond. The recent announcement by NASA of a new nuclear reactor power system that could enable long-duration space colonies only confirms our worst fears. Accidents at, or soon after, launch with nuclear payloads would endanger our fragile Earth environment. But even more troubling is the history of Department of Energy laboratory accidents as they fabricate these nuclear generators ... more »

Survival of Trans-Atlantic Alliance sees no guarantees

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 23 hours ago
It's not really about whether NATO can survive, but whether it really should More The post Survival of Trans-Atlantic Alliance sees no guarantees appeared first on The Duran.


Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 23 hours ago
Originally published on vaccinerights.com The North Carolina State Bar, the agency that licenses NC attorneys, has taken the unprecedented step of filing a lawsuit against the nation’s leading vaccine rights attorney, Alan Phillips, J.D., to force Phillips to hand over years of his clients’ files or risk being jailed for civil contempt… Attorney Phillips is the […] The post BREAKING NEWS: STATE BAR SUES LEADING VACCINE RIGHTS ATTORNEY IN CLASSIC WITCH HUNT appeared first on Health Nut News.

Sunday Song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 23 hours ago

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 23 hours ago
*by Noah* Say one thing for the goons in the White House: They've gone all in your face with their attitude. Other politicos put on a pretense of giving a damn. Other administrations have tried to cover their evil, knowing that you really can fool some of the people some of the time. Not the Trumpies. They want you to know their evil and they relish you living in its effects. They even have rallies for the occasion. This is the Republican Party. Whether it's the congressional hit squads of Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell fighting for the forces of starvation and disease by taking aw... more »

"Bye-bye, Dimbleby. Take that panto horse called Question Time with you"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 23 hours ago
BBC One's* Question Time *receives a full-scale hatchet job from Sky's Adam Boulton in today's *Sunday Times, *and David Dimbleby isn't spared either. He calls the programme a "pantomime horse" and wants it put down. It's a bracing read. He's particularly opposed to "the bear pit element of the programme" which prioritises "heat over light" and involves "the ritual confrontation and humiliation of its guests" by a "self-selecting, juiced-up audience" - an audience that, "for all the BBC’s pretensions", is frequently "in no way 'representative' of British public opinion". He says: ... more »

How Israel creates/benefits from antisemitism

Anon at Aangirfan - 23 hours ago
Israel Vs Palestine : There's no school tomorrow . In age of Trump, evangelicals back self-styled top U.S. pimp The #ZOGEmperor’s PIMP: “He styles himself as America's best-known pimp, a strip-club owner who runs multiple brothels and looks set to win a seat as a Republican in the Nevada legislature with the blessing of many conservative Christian voters.” zogistani‏ @zogistani99

"World's Most Popular Painkiller Also Kills Empathy"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"World's Most Popular Painkiller Also Kills Empathy"* by Paul Ratner "Acetaminophen, the most common drug ingredient in the United States, found in over 600 medicines like Tylenol, has been found to reduce empathy in those who take it. According to a study, the painkiller reduces the ability to relate to the physical and social pains experienced by others. "We don't know why acetaminophen is having these effects, but it is concerning," said Baldwin Way, the study’s senior co-author. "Empathy is important. If you are having an argument with your spouse and you just took acetaminoph... more »

Dinosaurs Couldn’t Stick Out Their Tongues

News Staff at Science 2.0 - Earth Sciences - 1 day ago
Einstein could stick out his tongue but dinosaurs could not, according to a new paper. Instead of being like modern day lizards or legendary physicists, their tongues were probably rooted to the bottoms of their mouths like alligators. The discovery was made by comparing the hyoid bones — the bones that support and ground the tongue — of modern birds and crocodiles with those of their extinct dinosaur relatives. In addition to challenging depictions of dino tongues, the research proposes a connection on the origin of flight and an increase in tongue diversity and mobility. read more

Polar Ice May Be Softer Than Thought, Which Could Speed Up Sea Level Rise

News Staff at Science 2.0 - Earth Sciences - 1 day ago
Ice seems solid to the eye, but it is really a material that flows like a viscous liquid. In the polar ice sheets, it flows towards the oceans under its own weight. Knowing how fast the ice flows is of crucial importance to predict future sea level rises, especially if climate change occurs and impacts that. For a new study, researchers used flow velocities at the surface of the northern Greenland Ice Sheet to create estimates and data from satellite images suggest that the polar ice is softer than scientists believed. read more

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Air Force A-10 Thunderbolt II, assigned to 107th Fighter Squadron, Selfridge, Mich., practice landing on a non-operational, austere runway in Haapsalu, Estonia, during Saber Strike 18 June 7, 2018. DVIDS *WNU Editor:* The above picture came from this photo-gallery .... *Check out these photos of the US military drills in Europe that have Russia spooked *(Business Insider).

Genetic Heart Mutations Ruled Out As Cause Of Most SIDS Cases

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 1 day ago
Because Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), in infants less than a year old, are tragedies without known explanation, scholars have searched for causes beyond stuffed animals in cribs or blaming parents. SIDS represents up to 80 percent of all sudden unexpected infant deaths with an five in 1,000 live births in the US. The peak incidence occurs between two months and four months of age and is more common in boys. One explanation has been heart disease caused by genetic mutations but a recent study found that is less than 5 percent of cases, much lower than the 20 percent previousl... more »

Republican Trump Enablers Getting Kicked Out Of Restaurants

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Hitler thought it up but he could never have done it on his own. He needed enablers and rubber stamps. Same with Trump, of course. So far, as far as we know, only 3 of Trump's henchmen-- Stephen Miller, Kirstjen Nielsen and Sarah Huckabee Sanders-- have been publicly humiliated and thrown out of restaurants. A couple of days ago, Ben Fearnow, writing for *Newsweek* reported that Trump's immigration policy architect Stephen Miller was "heckled and called a “fascist” by patrons at a Mexican restaurant in Washington." Two days before Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was ... more »

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, “Eyes of Heaven”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Medwyn Goodall, “Eyes of Heaven” - https://www.youtube.com/

The U.S. Marine Corps Has Lost Its First F-35

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
An F-35B Lightning II approaches the amphibious assault ship USS Wasp (LHD 1) as the guided-missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105) transits alongside on April 18, 2018, following an expeditionary strike as part of Certification Exercise (CERTEX) in the Philippine Sea. (MC1 Daniel Barker/Navy) *Marine Times:* *The Marine Corps has lost its first F-35* An F-35B that erupted into flames after a faulty bracket issue nearly two years ago has been struck by the Marine Corps, making it the first loss of an F-35 for the Corps. The Corps made the determination that the costs to repair the c... more »

McFaul's Russia

George Beebe at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*George Beebe* *Security, Eurasia* [image: U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul walks outside as he leaves the Russian Foreign Ministry headquarters in Moscow, May 15, 2013. The Kremlin said on Wednesday a spy dispute could impede efforts to improve ties with the United States, but did not threaten any more action after the expulsion of a diplomat accused of trying to recruit a Russian agent. President Vladimir Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov made his first comments on the case as U.S. Ambassador Michael McFaul discussed it with the Russian Foreign Minist] Michael A. McFaul’s memoir, Fr... more »

Australia Needs to Teach Western Civ

Salvatore Babones at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Salvatore Babones* *Global Governance, Eurasia* [image: Greek Presidential Guards stand in front of the Parthenon temple during the flag hoisting ceremony at the Acropolis hill in Athens November 21, 2013. Known in Greece as Evzones, the Presidential Guards stand still outside parliament even as violent clashes break out between police and protesters, conjuring an image of stoicism in a country struggling to pull itself out of a crisis. The role of the Presidential Guard, which was founded in 1868, is purely ceremonial, but the Evzones are drawn from the Greek a] "Australian scho... more »

Turkey's Troubles Continue as Elections Loom

Rusen Cakır at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Rusen Cakır* *Security, Middle East* [image: Supporters of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan wave national flags during a rally for the upcoming referendum in Konya, Turkey, April 14, 2017. REUTERS/Umit Bektas] The election will not only determine the fate of Erdogan but also the future of religious communities who are betting their future on him. Every time there is a Turkish election, journalists who work on Islamic groups and movements like me are asked the question “which Islamic community supports which party?” This is a difficult question to answer since Islamic communitie... more »

A Missing Machine Gun from an Air Force Base Turned up in the Worst Possible Place

Task and Purpose, Jared Keller at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Task and Purpose, Jared Keller* *Security, * The missing machine gun that triggered the firing of a security forces chief at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, turned up in what’s probably the last place the Air Force wanted it to. The missing machine gun that triggered the firing of a security forces chief at Minot Air Force Base, North Dakota, in May turned up in what’s probably the last place the Air Force wanted it to: stashed in an airman’s home off-base. - Minot officials announced on Wednesday that the machine gun had been recovered by Air Force Office of Special Invest... more »

South China Sea Drama: One Nation Is Building Up Its Military Because of It (Not China)

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, Asia* Thank Malaysia. As tensions escalate over which nations should control the South China Sea, Malaysia is embarking on a military buildup. The buildup comes as new Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad defeated last month incumbent Najib Nazak, who was viewed as being too soft on China. Chinese ships have encroached in oil-rich waters and fishing grounds claimed by Malaysia as part of its Exclusive Economic Zone. Malaysia recently announced that it would upgrade its naval aircraft as well as purchase ship-based naval helicopters. The enhanced naval aviat... more »

Heckler & Koch Makes Deadly Firearms. But Their Grenade Launchers Are Legendary.

Charlie Gao at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Charlie Gao* *Security, Europe* We explain. The 40mm individual single-shot grenade launcher is one of modern infantry fireteam’s core pieces of firepower. They provide rapid explosive firepower at ranges greater than hand grenades but less than infantry mortars. During the Vietnam War, they were called the “squad leader’s artillery.” While the United States pioneered the use of this class of weapon with the M79 single-shot grenade launcher and later XM148 and M203 underslung grenade launchers, Germany’s Heckler & Koch GmbH has come to dominate this market. But how did the Ger... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Seen as a seagull and a duck, these nebulae are not the only cosmic clouds to evoke images of flight. But both are winging their way across this broad celestial landscape, spanning almost 7 degrees across planet Earth's night sky toward the constellation Canis Major. *Click image for larger size.* The expansive Seagull (upper left) is itself composed of two major cataloged emission nebulae. Brighter NGC 2327 forms the head with the more diffuse IC 2177 as the wings and body. Impressively, the Seagull's wingspan would correspond to about 250 light-years at an estimated distance of 3... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“If you knew for absolute certain that every little thing you did today would later be scrutinized, literally moment by moment, by a future you, and future friends, as well as anyone else interested, and you'd all be looking for a number of qualities, especially patience, kindness, and love, during this game of games and test of tests called life, how might you treat the very next person you see after reading this Note? Popcorn, anyone? Twizzlers? Ouh, watch...! Ahhhhh...” "Yeah," The Universe "Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!" www.tut.com

The Daily "Near You?"

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San Luis Obispo, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"One Of The Shrewdest Ways..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"One of the shrewdest ways for human predators to conquer their stronger victims is to steadily convince them with propaganda that they're still free." - N.A. Scott

“Chances Are”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Chances Are” by Steven Strogatz "Have you ever had that anxiety dream where you suddenly realize you have to take the final exam in some course you’ve never attended? For professors, it works the other way around - you dream you’re giving a lecture for a class you know nothing about. That’s what it’s like for me whenever I teach probability theory. It was never part of my own education, so having to lecture about it now is scary and fun, in an amusement park, thrill-house sort of way. Perhaps the most pulse-quickening topic of all is “conditional probability” - the probability th... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago

"We Few, We Happy Few, We Band Of Brothers..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Eve of St. Crispin’s Day Speech”* William Shakespeare, “Henry V” (1599) *“WESTMORELAND:* O that we now had here But one ten thousand of those men in England That do no work to-day! *KING:* What’s he that wishes so? My cousin Westmoreland? No, my fair cousin; If we are mark’d to die, we are enow To do our country loss; and if to live, The fewer men, the greater share of honour. God’s will! I pray thee, wish not one man more. By Jove, I am not covetous for gold, Nor care I who doth feed upon my cost; It yearns me not if men my garments wear; Such outward things dwell not in my desires.... more »

"After A Time..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“After a time, you may find that *having* is not so pleasing a thing, after all, as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true.” - Mr. Spock, “Star Trek”, "Amok Time"

Data Informs Decisions in Community College’s Promise Program Expansion

Tiffany Pennamon at Diverse - 1 day ago
On the heels of a new progress report on its Promise Program, the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD) is expanding the student success program to all first-time, full-time California high school graduates enrolling at the district’s colleges this coming fall.

Pentagon Has Recorded 20 Incidents Where Lasers — Believed To Be Chinese — Were Used To Target U.S. Aircraft In The Pacific (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Two U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer bomber aircraft fly with a Koku Jieitai (Japan Air Self-Defense Force) F-2 fighter jet over the East China Sea on July 7, 2017. Reuters *CNN*:* Suspected Chinese lasers target US aircraft over the Pacific, US military source says* (CNN)Lasers have been used to target US aerial operations in the Pacific, with 20 incidents recorded since September of last year, according to a US military official. The military spokeswoman, who requested not to be named, told CNN that lasers had been flashed at US aircraft, and that the sources of these flashes are su... more »

Chinese President Xi Says That China Must Lead The Way In Reforming Global Governance

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Chinese President Xi Jinping. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng) *Reuters: **Xi says China must lead way in reform of global governance* BEIJING (Reuters) - China must lead the way in reforming global governance, the foreign ministry on Saturday cited President Xi Jinping as saying, as Beijing looks to increase its world influence. China has sought a greater say in global organizations such as the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund and United Nations, in line with its growing economic and diplomatic clout. Since taking office in late 2012, Xi has taken a more muscular approach, settin... more »

Dem Primary Run off Candidate Howard Sherman’s Proposal To Make Mississippi A Medical Tourism State Risks Driving Up Cost Of Health Insurance-Medical Care In Mississippi Plus Worsen Doctor Shortage

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 day ago
Over the last couple of weeks of research into candidate Howard Sherman of California, who aspires to be the Democratic … Continue reading →

EU Leaders To Convene On sunday For Emergency Talks On Migration

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:** Divided EU leaders convene for emergency talks on migration* BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders gather in Brussels on Sunday in an attempt to bridge their deep divisions over migration, an issue that has been splitting them for years and now poses a fresh threat to German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Though arrivals across the Mediterranean are only a fraction of what they were in 2015, when more than a million people reached Europe, a recent opinion poll showed migration was the top concern for the EU’s 500 million citizens. Under heavy pressure from voters at... more »

The Real Russian Collusion

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 1 day ago
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Michael Mann Used Well Known Deceitful Statistics to Create the Hockey Stick

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 1 day ago
h/t Commenter Sunsettommy The deeper I dig into the Hockey Stick, the more it stinks. As you can see from the above Hockey Stick graphic, Michael Mann combined proxy and instrumental data post-1902. The fact that the chart dog-legs at precisely the time the instrumental data is added should have raised red flags to anyone that … Continue reading "Michael Mann Used Well Known Deceitful Statistics to Create the Hockey Stick"

Henry Kissinger’s Kind Words About President Trump: Tactical Strategy Or Hope?

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 day ago
Op-Ed by Catherine J. Frompovich Former U.S. Secretary of State, and apparent New World Order guru of the first order, since God only knows when,... more »

With The Impending Election Of Andrés Manuel López Obrador As Mexico's President, Relations With The U.S. Are Going To Be Put The Test

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Mexico presidential candidate Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA), gives a speech as he presents his manifesto in Mexico City, Mexico, November 20, 2017. REUTERS/Henry Romero *Richard Miles, CSIS*: *As Mexico Moves to Political Left, American Relationship Put to Test* On July 1, Mexicans are poised to elect a seasoned left winger as their new president. Under any other U.S. administration, his election would pose a challenge for American interests. But with a White House with Donald Trump at the helm, the “better than it looks” bilateral relat... more »

Syrian Army captures 7 towns during massive advance in southwest Syria – map

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army continued their southwest Syria offensive on Saturday, scoring a new advance inside northeastern countryside of the Dara’a Governorate. Led by their elite Tiger Forces division, the Syrian Arab Army launched another big assault inside the Al-Lajat region on Saturday in a bid to encircle the jihadist […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Erdogan faces toughest challenge as hundreds of thousands rally for opponent

BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 A.M.) – Turkey’s presidential candidate Muharrem Ince rallied in front of hundreds of thousands of supporters at a campaign rally in Istanbul on Saturday, just one day before the start of his first tour before Turkey’s snap president elections. During his rally, which was not broadcasted on any Turkish television channel, Ince […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian strikes overwhelm jihadists as Syrian troops prepare to attack northeast Daraa

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 A.M.) – The Russian Aerospace Forces officially entered the battle for southwest Syria, tonight, a military source told Al-Masdar from the Daraa Governorate. Russian jets reportedly unleashed a flurry of airstrikes over the northeastern countryside of the Daraa Governorate at 11 P.M. (local time), hitting several militant targets in the process. The […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkish presidential opponent sees TV blackout of huge rallies ahead of vote

The primary opposition rival for the presidency of Turkey in Sunday’s election held final rallies in the nation only to see state-run telecommunications networks black out his events, said to be attended by millions. Muharrem Ince, an increasingly popular presidential candidate running against three-time incumbent Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has seen his rallies censored even as his candidacy […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Russia officially enters southwest Syria offensive despite US warnings

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 A.M.) – The Russian military officially entered the southwest Syria offensive this evening, a source told Al-Masdar from the Dara’a Governorate. The Russian Aerospace Forces unleashed a massive assault over northeastern Dara’a, tonight, targeting several areas controlled by the jihadist rebels. According to a military source in the government stronghold of Izra’a, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Rebels launch fresh attack in southeast Daraa

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:10 A.M.) – The rebel forces launched a fresh attack against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in southeast Daraa tonight. According to a military source in the government stronghold of Izra’a, the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and their allies launched a powerful attack on the Syrian Arab Army’s positions at the Barid Checkpoint […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Netanyahu held secret talks with Saudi Prince Salman in Amman – Israeli media

Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had held secret talks in the Jordanian capital Amman, according to the Israeli newspaper Maariv. The negotiations were reportedly held on the sidelines of a visit to Amman by White House special adviser Jared Kushner and US Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt. One of Maariv’s political analysts, Jacky Hugi, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Intense clashes breakout in northern Aleppo for first time in days

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:50 P.M.) – Intense clashes broke-out between the jihadist rebels and Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the northwestern suburbs of Aleppo tonight. The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham launched several missiles and artillery shells towards the northwestern districts of Aleppo this evening, prompting a powerful response from the Syrian Arab Army shortly […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Palestinian Man Destroys 3 Occupation Soldiers Near Bethlehem in Car Ramming

Robert Inlakesh at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:30 P.M)- A car ramming attack near Bethlehem (West Bank) has injured three Israeli Occupation soldiers. The man responsible for the resistance attack is currently on the run from Israeli forces. Video of Israeli forces crying over injured solider watch: embed] The attack took place next to the Palestinian village of Hudar, close to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

ISIS gives Iraq 3 days to release their women or they will execute prisoners (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) released a video on Saturday that demanded Iraq release their imprisoned women or else they will execute six Iraqi prisoners. In the video released by the Islamic State’s media wing Al-Amaq, the six Iraqi prisoners can seen calling on the government to release the terrorist group’s […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Rebels launch retaliatory attack after Syrian Army advances in southwest Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – The rebel forces in southwest Syria launched retaliatory attacks against the civilians living in the government-held areas of the Dara’a Governorate on Saturday. According to a military source in Dara’a, the rebels attacked the Syrian government-held Panorama area of Dara’a, Saturday, killing at least two civilians and wounding five others […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

This Is What North Korea Is Saying About The Singapore Summit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst *Bill Gertz, Washington Times:* *North Korea on summit* *A review of North Korean state media provides key insights about Pyongyang’s approach to the issue of denuclearization.* Based on a careful reading of official reports after the Singapore summit, North Korea appears to be signaling domestically that the government will pursue an arms agreement that the regime hopes eventually will lead to lifting economic sanc... more »

Getting Old

Yastreblyansky at No More Mister Nice Blog - 1 day ago
Via me.me. "He’s not a perfect guy; he does some stupid stuff. But when they’re hounding him all the time it just gets old." Defending their support for President Trump has become somewhat of a bonding experience for Republicans. https://t.co/1Mwompb2OZ — NYT Politics (@nytpolitics) June 23, 2018 Kind of like the old bowling league. In these days of crumbling social institutions, emptying churches, declining volunteer fire departments and reading groups, when things start to fall quiet among the breakfast crowd at the Sweet Pie 'n' Bye, you can sense the 2016 nostalgia, and somebo... more »