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Thomas Paine

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

16 August - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:33 pm MDT

Why Putin is the world’s most powerful man

The Duran at The Duran - 13 hours ago
Originally appeared at RussiaFeed.com In my latest documentary, we describe Russian President Vladimir Putin as the most powerful man in … The post Why Putin is the world’s most powerful man appeared first on The Duran.

Russia, Bolivia agree on measures to bolster energy, transport cooperation

Anna Lutskova at The Duran - 13 hours ago
Originally appeared at RussiaFeed.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia and Bolivia have agreed on specific steps to expand bilateral cooperation in … The post Russia, Bolivia agree on measures to bolster energy, transport cooperation appeared first on The Duran.

Russia to increase combat jets exports

Anna Lutskova at The Duran - 13 hours ago
Originally appeared at RussiaFeed.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – There has been a surge in demand for combat jets worldwide, and the … The post Russia to increase combat jets exports appeared first on The Duran.

Fukushima's Ice Wall Nearing Completion

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
Fukushima Daiichi's ice wall is nearing completion. The Mainichi has a detailed and quite interesting article about the problems with the ice wall here: High-priced Fukushima ice wall nears completion, but effectiveness doubtful August 16, 2017, https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20170816/p2a/00m/0na/016000c But while 34.5 billion yen from government coffers has already been invested in the wall, doubts remain about its effectiveness. Meanwhile, the issue of water contamination looms over decommissioning work. The problems with the ice wall are myriad and were identified early ... more »

Iranian troops will not conduct any independent operation in Syria: IRGC commander

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
The Islamic Revolution Guards Corps spokesman Brigadier General Ramazan Sharif said on Wednesday that the IRGC has never conducted any independent ground warfare in Syria. “The IRGC never held independent ground warfare in Syria,” he underlined. Furthermore, the IRGC commander ruled out any future independent ground operation, despite some claims that Iran already started an […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Rebel artillery hammers army forces on strategic Latakia hilltop

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – Militants of the Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) 1st Coastal Division have engaged Syrian Arab Army (SAA) forces in northern Latakia Governorate with stand-off fire. The specific weapons of choice for FSA militants was at least one 73-mm SPG-9 recoilless rifle (referred to as the “B9” on rebel social media) which […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Air Force pummels ISIS in west Qalamoun

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6: 00 PM.) – Syrian fighter jets conducted several airstrikes against the Islamic State in west Qalamoun as part of a wider offensive to eradicate the terror group from the area. According to a military source, the airstrikes destroyed a communication center for the group in Al-Hashishat hills area, as well as several […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Islamist rebels accuse Syrian Army of using chemical weapons in east Damascus

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – The Islamist rebels of Faylaq Al-Rahman have accused the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) of using chemical weapons in the eastern Damascus suburb of ‘Ayn Tarma this afternoon. According to the Islamist group’s statement, the Syrian Army’s 4th Division used chlorine gas during the battle inside of ‘Ayn Tarma today. Al-Masdar […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army bulls through Islamist defenses to score new advance in east Damascus

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:50 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has scored a new advance in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, capturing several buildings in ‘Ayn Tarma after a fierce battle with Faylaq Al-Rahman. Led by the 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard, the Syrian Arab Army managed to break-through the enemy’s front-lines north of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Lebanese Army unleashes vicious attack on ISIL border points

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:25 P.M.) – The Lebanese Army has resumed their assault at the Syrian border, today, striking the Islamic State’s (ISIL) positions near the Zamrani Crossing. Lebanese Army artillery units began the day by bombarding the Islamic State’s positions in the Al-Fakha area, scoring several direct hits on the terrorist group’s defenses. According to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

First-seen footage of Iranian troops fighting ISIS in Syria

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4: 30 P.M.) – Fighters from Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) have been filmed fighting the Islamic State in the Syrian Desert. The direct engagement of the elite troops comes as part of a wider offensive waged by the Islamic Republic to retaliate an IRGC officer who was captured and slaughtered by […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Syrian Army advancing on US base in southern Syria

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:10 P.M.) – Minutes ago, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies made a huge advance in southern Syria, entering southeast Damascus from their positions in Al-Sweida. Backed by Hashd Al-Sha’abi (Iraqi paramilitary) and Liwaa Fatemiyoun (Iranian-Afghani paramilitary), the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Corps captured several points from the Free Syrian Army […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Kurdish leader vows to expel Turkish-backed rebels from al-Bab

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3: 45 P.M.) – The commander of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said his fighters will liberate the city of al-Bab from the Turkish-backed rebels fighting under the umbrella of Euphrates Shield Operation. Speaking in a ceremony held to celebrate the establishment of the SDF-affiliated al-Bab Military Council, Jamal Abo Jumaa accused […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Trump Calls Out Media for Dishonest Reporting of Charlottesville Events

Raven Clabough at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: trump-calls-out-media-for-dishonest-reporting-of-charlottesville-events] President Donald Trump gave a heated press conference on Tuesday when journalists confronted him on his initial response to the Charlottesville violence that took place over the weekend. Despite the media’s efforts to nail Trump to the cross, however, he took the reporters to task by pointing out its dishonest reporting of the events in Charlottesville.

Why Do They Libel the Dead?

Steve Byas at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: why-do-they-libel-the-dead] Why do so many people either libel the dead, or care so little about others perpetuating negative falsehoods about notable figures in history?

President Trump: 'North Korea Made A Very Wise And Well Reasoned Decision To Not Launch Missiles At Guam'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Kim Jong Un of North Korea made a very wise and well reasoned decision. The alternative would have been both catastrophic and unacceptable! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 16, 2017 *Reuters: **Trump praises N.Korean leader's decision not to fire missiles towards Guam* BEIJING/TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday praised North Korean leader Kim Jong Un for a "wise" decision not to fire missiles towards the U.S. territory of Guam, which has eased escalating tension between the two countries. Reclusive North Korea has made no secret of its plan to d... more »

WATCH: Cowardly Cop Shoots Innocent Unarmed Man With His Hands Up—Gets Years in Prison

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: prison]Video of a state trooper shooting an innocent man for completely complying during a traffic stop was so disturbing, the cop was sent to prison.

John Constable Savages Tulloch Op-Ed

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood A good follow up from John Constable on that fatuous article by Maurice Tulloch in the Telegraph the other day: The Daily Telegraph recently published a claim by Aviva that subsidies to fossil fuels in the United Kingdom amounted to $6.5 billion dollars a year. Examination of the source behind this claim, […]

Czechs amazed by a PC lawsuit against a Czech Swedish writer

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
Czechia's economy grew by impressive 4.5% yoy and 2.3% qoq in Q2 of 2017, brutally beating estimates. Donald Trump made a speech about Charlottesville that has offended many – surely not me. Most importantly, I agree that both sides, "alt right" and "alt left", need to calm down in Virginia and elsewhere in the U.S. And yes, the removal of Confederate heroes' statues is bound to produce lots of understandable anger. But I want to mention a seemingly irrelevant story about a lawsuit. Rossana Dinamarca is a Swedish student (a very old one for a student, she was born in 1974) who came ... more »

When a journal retracts 107 papers for fake reviews, it pays a price

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A company that indexes journals — thereby assigning them impact factors — has chosen to delist a cancer journal after it retracted 107 papers earlier this year for faked peer reviews. Starting July 19, anything published by Tumor Biology will not be indexed in Web of Science, part of Clarivate Analytics (formerly part of Thomson […] The post When a journal retracts 107 papers for fake reviews, it pays a price appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Genetic disorder gets name change, but patient’s father still not happy

Andrew P. Han at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
The leading genetic disease database has chosen a new name for a genetic condition, following complaints from a man whose son has the condition. On Aug. 11, 2017, two days after our coverage of the situation, the Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man (OMIM) database changed the primary name of the phenotype associated with mutations in […] The post Genetic disorder gets name change, but patient’s father still not happy appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Weasel words in the federal Climate Science Report

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 13 hours ago
Mere speculation reported as established scientific fact is the overarching flaw in the wildly alarmist Climate Science Special Report (CSSR) of the US Global Change Research Program. This flaw could also be called the Fallacy of False Confidence.

'It's crazier than I could have ever imagined'

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
Journalist Abby Martin exposes Zionism on Joe Rogan Podcast. Taxpayers in the US are subsidizing most of Israel's illegal and genocidal crackdown on the Palestinian people.

10 Shocking New Facts About the Manufactured Opioid Crisis in America

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - This crisis is more deadly and more destructive than anything else facing Americans at present. The post 10 Shocking New Facts About the Manufactured Opioid Crisis in America appeared first on Waking Times.

UNR Student Won’t Be Expelled for Role in Charlottesville Protest

cmaadmin at Diverse - 14 hours ago
RENO, Nev. — The president of the University of Nevada, Reno says a UNR student who gained notoriety for rallying with White nationalists in Virginia will not be expelled or lose his university job. Peter Cytanovic, who also goes by the name Peter Cvjetanovic, was photographed with a group of demonstrators on Friday carrying a […]

University of Montana Lecturers Given 6-month Layoff Notices

cmaadmin at Diverse - 14 hours ago
MISSOULA, Mont. — The University of Montana has given about 40 non-tenured lecturers notice that their contracts won’t be renewed at the end of the fall semester. Provost Beverly Edmond told the Missoulian the letters were sent to meet university policy that lecturers with more than three consecutive years of service be given one semester’s […]

Troubled For-profit Law School in North Carolina Closing

cmaadmin at Diverse - 14 hours ago
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The alumni association president of a troubled, for-profit law school in North Carolina says it’s closing immediately. Lee Robertson Jr. says Charlotte School of Law employees were notified Monday. By Tuesday afternoon, the 11-year-old school’s website had been taken down. Local media report the University of North Carolina Board of Governors voted […]

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 16

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
1933 Iraqi army campaign to kill Assyrians in north ended 1946 KDP founded by Mustafa Barzani and Hamzah Abdullah 1962 Turkish planes shot down Iraqi plane in retaliation for Iraq bombing Turkish border post while fighting Kurdish rebels 1967 Law No 97 gave more power to Iraqi National Oil Company 1985 Iraq claimed it destroyed Iran’s main oil terminal at Kharg Island but only damaged it 2002 U.S. decided Bush would go to UN to present case against Iraq 2002 Pentagon office claimed briefing day before convinced CIA Dir Tenet to reconsider Iraq-Al Qaeda relationship 20... more »

Donald Trump Again Blames ‘Both Sides’ for Charlottesville Violence

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
The President appeared to cancel out his earlier unequivocal condemnation of white supremacists and neo-Nazis, provoking widespread criticism.

The DOJ is trying to gain access to the personal information of the visitors to a website that organized anti-Trump protests. Uh oh.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 14 hours ago
Courtesy of DreamHost: *For the past several months, DreamHost has been working with the Department of Justice to comply with legal process, including a Search Warrant seeking information about one of our customers’ websites. * *At the center of the requests is disruptj20.org, a website that organized participants of political protests against the current United States administration. While we have no insight into the affidavit for the search warrant (those records are sealed), the DOJ has recently asked DreamHost to provide all information available to us about this website, its... more »

WEAKER APART: Professors and journalists, weaker together!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 16, 2017Part 3—The Washington Post relents:* Inevitably, your DAILY HOWLER keeps cranking out those results. We refer to the Washington Post's decision to change the headline we cited in yesterday's report. Below, you see the way the headline was, as compared to the way it is now: *The way it was:* * White millennials are just as racist as their grandparents* *The way it is today: * *Trump’s lasting legacy is to embolden an entirely new generation of racists* Will that be Donald J. Trump's lasting legacy? As opposed, let us say, to the role he may yet play in... more »

Beware the Arctic Storms of August

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 14 hours ago
The next two weeks will determine where this year’s minimum will rank compared to recent years. And much will depend upon storm activity which breaks up ice edges, compacts ice chunks and transports ice out through Fram Strait where it melts in the warmer Norwegian Sea. We have two recent examples in 2012 and 2016. […]

Syria accuses US and UK of supply chemical agents for weapons to terrorists

The Duran at The Duran - 15 hours ago
The support of the US and UK to Salafist terrorist groups in Syria is already well documented. The post Syria accuses US and UK of supply chemical agents for weapons to terrorists appeared first on The Duran.

Ukrainian missile engines could have been sold directly to North Korea – Russian Official

The Duran at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Many suspect that old technology in Ukrainian factories has been used to help North Korea's missile program. The post Ukrainian missile engines could have been sold directly to North Korea – Russian Official appeared first on The Duran.

LAVROV: Russia will not support ideas aiming to suffocate North Korea economically

Anna Lutskova at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Originally appeared at RussiaFeed.com MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Russia will not support moves that would “suffocate” the North Korean economy and … The post LAVROV: Russia will not support ideas aiming to suffocate North Korea economically appeared first on The Duran.

BREAKING: Russia notes active regrouping of Nusra Front forces in Syria

Anna Lutskova at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Originally appeared at RussiaFeed.com GENEVA (Sputnik) – Russia is noting in Syria an active regrouping of the forces of Nusra … The post BREAKING: Russia notes active regrouping of Nusra Front forces in Syria appeared first on The Duran.

U.S. And Chinese Militaries Agree To Increase Communication To Reduce The 'Risk of Miscalculation'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, signs the Joint Staff Dialogue Mechanism with his Chinese counterpart Gen. Fang Fenghui following a roundtable discussion at the Ba Yi, Aug. 15, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Dominique A. Pineiro) *Wall Street Journal:* *U.S., China Militaries Set Up Speed Dial to Avoid Inadvertent North Korea War* *A potential crisis looms large as the American and Chinese armed forces establish new ties.* BEIJING—The Pentagon’s top military officer will make a rare visit on Wednesday to the C... more »

An Economic Issue That the Federal Reserve Can't Fix

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 15 hours ago
While the media focuses on the Federal Reserve's interest rate projections, very little attention is paid to one of the Fed's biggest problems; low inflation. Inflation is the friend of central bankers around the world; without inflationary pressures, consumers will delay purchasing and the value of debt will grow. As we can see on this graph, when compared to the U.S. economy (in red), Japan's economy (in blue) has struggled for three decades with ultra-low inflation and even deflation: This has led the Bank of Japan to massively increase its balance sheet, particularly since ... more »

Confederate Monuments Removed Overnight in Baltimore

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
Days after a deadly white supremacist rally in Virginia that was sparked by plans to take down a Confederate statue, officials removed similar statues in Baltimore.

American group pioneers new legal action to stop Smart Meters and their radiation. Join in and protect your health!

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
The InPower Movement in the USA has refined a revolutionary new process to tackle Smart Meters by enforcing the individual commercial liability of corporate executives and government representatives who are causing egregious harm. The first of the Liability Action documents (the same ones used by our 3 seed groups), are now posted on their new […]

GREEK FO MIN AND MENTOR OF FORMER COMMUNIST YOUTH LEADER ALEXIS TSIPRAS GETS JUDGES TO SHUT DOWN MAGAZINE, OVER “FANATICAL STALINIST” CHARACTERIZATION. Kotzias co authored a Communist propaganda book with a Stasi agent

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
Kerin Hope in Athens writes for The Financial Times “Fears for the independence of the Greek judicial system are mounting after the foreign minister won a court order freezing the bank accounts of a leading magazine over a reader’s letter describing him as a former “fanatical” Stalinist.” Only to be promptly attacked herself by Greece’s […]

ROBERT MUELLER TO INTERVIEW REINCE PRIEBUS IN PROBE ON FIRING OF JAMES COMEY

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
From the NY Daily News The federal investigation into Russia’s interference in the presidential election is focusing on current and former White House officials — starting with recently resigned Reince Priebus, according to a report on Saturday. Special counsel Robert Mueller has asked the Trump administration about information regarding specific meetings, who attended them and […]

Greek American urged Trump campaign to meet with Putin in March 2016

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
The Greek American mafia are emerging as key partners and conduits for Donald Trump’s team, Putin and kleptocratic Russian oligarchs. George Papadopoulos, Trump’s foreign policy advisor, tried to set up meeting with members of the Trump team with Russia by email during the campaign. His attempt was rebuffed by Paul Manafort and others, likely over […]

Kushner bankroller Beny Steinmetz and aide to Austrian Globalist Chancellor arrested by Israel

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
Editor’s Note. Jared Kushner , like Donald Trump, plays both sides of the field, working with George Soros and the Steinmetz clan, to achieve maximum profit. From The Telegraph Beny Steinmetz, the Israeli diamond mining magnate, was taken into custody by Israeli police on Monday on suspicion of fraud, obstruction of justice and bribery. The […]

Kushner facing lawsuit for overcharging rent: “Greed coloured the owner’s decision making process…”

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
From the Daily Mail Residents of a building owned by the Kushner Cos. filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging the business once run by Jared Kushner is charging too much rent in violation of state regulations. The lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court in Brooklyn alleges that the Kushner Cos. is charging nine residents at […]

TRUMP FUELS CIVIL WAR RHETORIC FOLLOWING CHARLOTTESVILLE, FOLLOWS GLOBALIST GAMEPLAY OF DIVIDE AND RULE

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
THE SCHEDULE FOR Donald Trump’s first full day back in New York since the start of his presidency entailed walking into the Trump Tower lobby, talking about infrastructure for a few minutes, and immediately re-boarding his golden elevator without taking any questions. Much to Chief of Staff John Kelly’s apparent chagrin, that did not […]

James Mattis and Rex Tillerson lay out plan to handle North Korea, sideline Trump

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
Alex Lockie Aug. 14, 2017, 1:13 PM 34,480 As President Donald Trump lopsidedly focuses on “fire and fury” toward North Korea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis have laid out the US’s comprehensive approach to dealing with the country. An op-ed by Tillerson and Mattis published Sunday in […]

Russia Unveils First 5th Generation Stealth Fighter Jet Su-57 (Sukhoi-57)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Russia unveils new fleet of 'invisible' supersonic fighter jets - and boasts that they will be the envy of air forces around the world* * Russia's new Sukhoi-57 is said to rival America's F-22 and China's Chengdu J-20 * Kremlin officials say the stealth fighter jet will be hard to track on enemy radars * Air force chief has boasted: 'Every country probably wants planes such as this' * Jet will undergo another year of testing before it enters military service in 2019 Russia has unveiled its new fleet of 'invisible' supersonic fighter jets, boasting that they are al... more »

Russiagate Is Going Down — Go on the Offensive for the New Paradigm

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 15 hours ago
The explosive exposure of the fraud behind "Russiagate," by the release of the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) report, debunking the myth that the Russians hacked the Democratic National Committee computers, has gone viral, despite the frantic efforts of the so-called "leading media" outlets to block it out. This has thrown the British coup-plotters onto the defensive. The *New York Times*, *Washington Post*, and CNN, among others, have written nary a word on the VIPS report, despite the powerful coverage published in *The Nation,* the preeminent liberal journ... more »

Wednesday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 15 hours ago
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. - Roderick Benns interviews Ryan Meili about the value of a basic income in freeing people from perpetual financial stress. And Doug Cameron reminds us that we have a choice whether to show empathy toward people facing homelessness - even if far too many forces try to push us to do otherwise. - Kadhim Shubber reports on the utter failure of the UK's attempt to privatize adult training and apprenticeships, as the corporation which received hundreds of millions of pounds of public funding ignored massive chunks of its responsibilities... more »

Artillery 'Mishap' The Reason Why Two U.S. Soldiers Were Killed In Iraq On Sunday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Marines with Battery N, 5th Battalion, 14th Marine Regiment, fire an M777 A2 howitzer during a series of integrated firing exercises at the Combat Center's Quakenbush Training Area April 26, 2013. USMC photo by Cpl William J. Jackson *Reuters*: *U.S. soldiers in Iraq were killed by artillery 'mishap': Pentagon* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Army artillery "mishap" was responsible for the deaths of two U.S. service members in northern Iraq over the weekend, a Pentagon official said on Monday. Two U.S. service members were killed and five injured in northern Iraq on Sunday. In a... more »

Why Are There Dump Trucks Filled With Sand At Trump Tower

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Sanitation trucks filled with sand act as barricades along Fifth Avenue outside Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's Trump Tower in Manhattan, New York, U.S., November 8, 2016. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly *Business Insider:* *Why Trump Tower is surrounded by dump trucks filled with sand for Trump's visit to NYC* Protesters and ordinary New Yorkers noticed an odd sight in Midtown this week as President Donald Trump's Manhattan home of Trump Tower was surrounded by dump trucks filled with sand. Some have complained about the inconvenience caused by the trucks taking up a lane on ... more »

Women and Men Are Equal

Walter E. Williams at rss - 15 hours ago
[image: women-and-men-are-equal] You say, "Are you serious, Williams? Or are you making light of the Google firing of James Damore?" My vision is that Damore has the right to say whatever he wishes about the company's racist and sexist diversity policy, and Google has the right to fire him for saying it.

Franklin Graham Condemns Using Charlottesville to Attack Trump

Steve Byas at rss - 15 hours ago
[image: franklin-graham-condemns-using-charlottesville-to-attack-trump] Evangelist Franklin Graham was blunt in his rebuke of those who seized upon the tragic violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, as yet another way to attack President Donald Trump.

Lawmakers: Name Chinese Embassy Plaza After Dissident Liu Xiaobo

Alex Newman at rss - 15 hours ago
[image: lawmakers-name-chinese-embassy-plaza-after-dissident-liu-xiaobo] Every time U.S.-based diplomats for the mass-murdering regime ruling China go to or from work, or look down at their stationery, they may soon be reminded of one of their totalitarian employer's most prominent victims. A growing alliance that includes leading U.S. lawmakers is working to rename the plaza outside the Communist Chinese embassy in Washington, D.C., after the late dissident Liu Xiaobo. The internationally renowned freedom activist, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate who died without proper medical care i... more »

If We Erase Our History, Who Are We?

Patrick J. Buchanan at rss - 15 hours ago
[image: if-we-erase-our-history-who-are-we] When the Dodge Charger of 20-year-old Nazi sympathizer James Alex Fields Jr., plunged into that crowd of protesters Saturday, killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer, Fields put Charlottesville on the map of modernity alongside Ferguson.

In 1983, Russia and America Came to the Brink of a Nuclear World War III

Paul Dibb at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Paul Dibb* *Security, * It was a scary time. *In May and August 1984, two top-secret U.S. intelligence post-mortems reviewed recent Soviet military activities and political statements, but—despite the evidence that the CIA had seen from Oleg Gordievsky the KGB chief in London—they declared that “the Soviet leaders do not perceive a genuine danger of imminent conflict or confrontation with the United States.”* The U.S. government has just released one of the most worrying reports about the risk of nuclear war in the Cold War and the dangers of miscalculating Soviet intentions.... more »

Argentina: The Argentinean X-Files - An Interview with Ruben Lianza

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 16 hours ago
*Source: Planeta UFO and www.perfil.comDate: 08.16.2017Article by Enrique Garabeytan* *Argentina: The Argentinean X-Files - An Interview with Ruben Lianza* A debate arose 70 years ago that is still ongoing: In 1947, the sighting of a "fleet of flying saucers" and the "Roswell incident" in the New Mexico desert became the kickoff points for the UFO (unidentified flying object) phenomenon. There are two factions today: one claims that extraterrestrials are flying over the Earth and another, which would sooner engage in a detailed analysis, avoiding extremist positions, of every cl... more »

Untitled

Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Anti-government Oklahoma man arrested in alleged bomb plot that echoed Timothy McVeigh A damning anecdote shows how the Grenfell Tower council responded to complaints about noisy Ferraris — but ignored fire safety Ukraine rocket maker denies providing North Korea with missile tech after bombshell report DOJ Demands 1.3 Million IP Addresses Of Visitors To Antifa Website Used To Coordinate Riots Money Laundering Scandal At Australia's Largest Bank Triggers Another Call For Ban On Cash Scientists Have Invented a Graphene-Based Sieve That Turns Seawater Into Drinki... more »

White Helmets: Loose Ends Secured?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*As everyone focused on Virginia.* - Charlottesville, Virginia: The Three Ring Circus Show with Grand Finale - Relink: Orthodox Jewish KKK Grand Dragon/ American Nazi Party Secretary Exposed *.. myself included.* Some individual or group of individuals *conspired (breathed together towards a common goal)* to have *7 members of the "White Helmets" executed.* This occurrence has to be documented here. *“tying up the loose ends”* *Telegraph* *Seven member of the Syrian White Helmets rescue group were shot dead* by unknown gunmen on Saturday, sparking a manhunt and deep susp... more »

Hopeless -- And Dangerous

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
When John Kelly took over as Donald Trump's Chief of Staff, many hoped that he would impose much needed discipline on the president. Monday's reworking of Trump's initial statement on Charlottesville had Kelly's fingerprints all over it. But, yesterday, we witnessed yet again how long Mr. Trump can be disciplined. This morning's *New York Times* editorializes: Gone was the measured tone that the president’s aides had talked him into on Monday, when he said “racism is evil” and appeared to distance himself from his earlier claims about shared responsibility for the violence. In its... more »

WATCH: Cops Said They ‘Smelled Pot’ So They Smashed a Woman’s Face In

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: smelled]Minneapolis police left a woman battered and bloody during a traffic stop this week because an officer claimed he smelled a plant.

Business Leaders And Political Leaders Abandon Trump In Disgust

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
*The Last Supper by Nancy Ohanian* If you've never heard of it before, Trump's Manufacturing Jobs Initiative council has come into the public eye in the last couple of days-- and for all the wrong reasons. He established the council in January to informally advice him on job creation issues. This is the list of the initial roster of executives: *•* Andrew Liveris, Dow Chemical *•* Bill Brown, Harris Corporation *•* Michael Dell, Dell Technologies *•* John Ferriola, Nucor Corporation *•* Jeff Fettig, Whirlpool Corporation *•* Mark Fields, Ford Motor Company *•* Ken Frazier, Merck & Co... more »

Pen Hadow Sets Off

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Pen Hadow is now finally on his way to the North Pole: Pen Hadow sets sail for North Pole as Arctic ice melts British explorer Pen Hadow and his crew have set sail from Alaska, in an attempt to become the first people ever to sail to the […]

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Dangerous air pollution from coal-fired power stations in Australia?* *I am interested in the following claim made below: "People who live within 50km of coal-fired power stations face a risk of premature death as much as three to four times that of people living further away."I have read the large and glossy report from which that statistic is allegedly taken but can find no mention of it there. It must be a very fleeting mention if it is there at all. There was certainly nothing like the formal research report that one would expect to underlie such a claim: No detai... more »

“Mapping Major US Military Bases Near North Korea”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“Mapping Major US Military Bases Near North Korea”* by Tyler Durden "Amid rising tensions with Pyongyang, U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted that American forces are "locked and loaded" to respond to an attack by North Korea. While the U.S. military presence in South Korea is well placed defensively, any offensive strike against the North would require the deployment of a huge number of military assets, and the Pentagon has confirmed that no such deployment has taken place. As Statista's Niall McCarthy points out, around 23,500 U.S. troops are stationed in South Korea and nearly 4... more »

"Truman Put Nukes in Guam and Gave the Order to Nuke North Korea"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*"Truman Put Nukes in Guam and Gave the Order to Nuke North Korea"* by Robert Barsocchini "In 1951, the US placed nuclear weapons in Guam, and Truman gave the order to use them on North Korea. That order was not sent – literally, by accident. The reason: Truman was in the process of removing General MacArthur “because he wanted a reliable commander on the scene” in case he “decided to use nuclear weapons. In the confusion attendant upon General MacArthur’s removal, the order [to nuke North Korea] was never sent.” (Prof. Bruce Cumings; "The Korean War;" pp 149) Yet Washington still ... more »

Costa Rica: Pilot Records UFO

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 16 hours ago
Source: PLANETA UFO and Peru.com Date: 08.16.2017 Costa Rica: Pilot Records UFO Impressive! A video recorded in Costa Rica has gone viral on YouTube. What is the reason for this? It turns out that an airline pilot captured the very moment at which the UFO flew in the distance. The pilot, whose name is Jose Daniel Araya, wanted to record the sunset over Costa Rica on his cellphone without thinking he would capture a UFO. The images have gone around the world and have been seen millions of times on Youtube. At first, the pilot did not clearly see the UFO and wanted to be certain. ... more »

Charlottesville Evokes Memories of the Sixties

James B. Ewers Jr. at Diverse - 16 hours ago
I am a product of the 1960s and grew up in a Southern city. Segregation, separate but equal, we sat upstairs and they sat downstairs at the movies all happened during my early years. However, it didn’t stop us from believing and achieving.

Ancestry Research Proves Stumbling Block for White Nationalists

cmaadmin at Diverse - 16 hours ago
If you want to get underneath the skin of White nationalists, check out how they react when genetic ancestry tests reveal the “bad news” that they are not 100 percent European.

Georgetown to Add GRE Scores to Law School Application Process

cmaadmin at Diverse - 16 hours ago
Following in the footsteps of Harvard Law School and the University of Arizona, Georgetown Law School has made the decision to no longer allow the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) to be the only factor in determining a potential student’s acceptance.

Faculty Chemistry Pays Off at Georgia Gwinnett College

cmaadmin at Diverse - 16 hours ago
Can you imagine a new state college having a junior faculty member chairing an open rank chemistry search committee?

Those Fighting to Save DACA Still Seeking Answers

cmaadmin at Diverse - 16 hours ago
Now, just a couple of months past the five-year anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, supporters of DACA wonder if they can convince President Trump to keep the program amid calls for him to end it.

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Why Trump is good for black education and advancement* Conservatives stand for equality of opportunity, equal justice under the law, and a colorblind society. We also believe in results, not intentions. Liberals tend to have horrible results with their good intentions when it comes to economic policy, especially as it pertains to black Americans. Polls show consistently that what blacks care most about today is jobs and economic opportunity. Barack Obama, our first black president, won well over 90 percent of the black vote, yet from an economic perspective he delivered poor resu... more »

Donald Trump calls Kim Jong-Un “wise and well reasoned”

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 17 hours ago
The tensions have officially thawed for the time being. The post Donald Trump calls Kim Jong-Un “wise and well reasoned” appeared first on The Duran.

Russian Presidential candidate Vladimir Zhirinovsky releases election platform

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 17 hours ago
Zhirinovsky is the only individual with uncontested access to the election to declare his candidacy and announce his platform The post Russian Presidential candidate Vladimir Zhirinovsky releases election platform appeared first on The Duran.

LAVROV: ‘NO WAR IN VENEZUELA’

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 17 hours ago
A strong statement by Russia in opposition to US led war on Venezuela. The post LAVROV: ‘NO WAR IN VENEZUELA’ appeared first on The Duran.

Why The Solar Eclipse This August Is A Wonder Of Nature And Not Something To Be Scared Of

Robert Walker at Science 2.0 blogs - 17 hours ago
This is another of my "Doomsday Debunking" articles, using science and astronomy to debunk some of the crazy modern myths about the end of the world. This time it's the idea that the eclipse of the sun on 21st August in the US is a sign that the world is about to end. If you are an astronomer or scientists you will just LOL at this for sure. But for some people this fear is like a living nightmare for them. They contact me, extremely scared that the world is, literally, about to end because of this eclipse. They probably flunked maths and physics at school and just don't have the... more »

Syrian Army liberates several important points from ISIL in central Syria

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:55 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is rolling through the northeastern countryside of Homs, today, liberating several points from the Islamic State (ISIL) terror organization. Backed by Russian airstrikes, the Syrian Arab Army launched a powerful attack north of the Al-Sha’er Mountains, resulting in a number of fierce clashes with the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Syrian FM accuses US, UK of supplying terrorists with chemical agents

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – On Wednesday, the Syrian Foreign Ministry has accused the US and the UK of supplying CS, CN toxic agents to terrorists. According to Syria’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the toxic agents found in Aleppo and Damascus suburb were produced by one British company and two American companies. “The special equipment found consisted of hand grenades […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army launches all-out attack against ISIL in east Hama: map

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has launched an all-out assault against the Islamic State (ISIL) forces in the eastern countryside of Hama, targeting every axis that the terrorist group is presently occupying. With their recent success against ISIL in Al-Raqqa and Homs, the Syrian Arab Army is finally in position […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army begins major attack to besiege ISIL in central Syria

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 P.M.) – At approximately 9:00 A.M. (Damascus Time) this morning, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) kicked off their major assault to besiege the Islamic State (ISIL) forces inside central Syria. Led by their Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army and their allies stormed the mountains that are located just north of the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syria: Civilians continue to grapple with life in besieged Deir ez-Zor *EXCLUSIVE*

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – Deir ez-Zor residents continue to struggle through their daily lives under the siege of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL), footage captured over the past two months shows. Civilians, including children, queue up for basic commodities, such as water and bread, amid shortage of supply. Deir ez-Zor has been […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army demands surrender of militants in north Hama, Homs

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:15 P.M.) – Helicopters of the Syrian Arab Air Forces (SyAAF) have dropped thousands of leaflets over rebel-held settlements in northern Homs and northern Hama Governorates calling for the surrender of armed gunmen in these regions. The specific message preached in the leaflets asks militants to turn in their weapons and reconcile with […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

New poll shows Donald Trump's approval rating as even lower than the last poll, but probably better than the next poll.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
I don't do numbers, is that bad? Courtesy of Gallup: *President Donald Trump's job approval rating in Gallup Daily tracking is at 34% for the three-day period from Friday through Sunday -- by one point the lowest of his administration so far. * *It is difficult to pinpoint the precise cause of the new low rating, but the changes were apparent on Friday, with his day-by-day ratings near 34% across Saturday and Sunday as well. Trump has consistently been in the news over the past week, including the continued focus on North Korea, even while taking a working vacation at one of his go... more »

Blaming Russia for America's Alt-Right

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 17 hours ago
In case you didn't think that the anti-Russia movement in the United States had reached the point of ridiculousness, in light of the events in Charlottesville, Virginia this past weekend, at least one man believes that there is a direct tie between Russia and America's far right. Here's Jim Ludes' tweet: Here's another one from August 12th: He even goes on to quote a tweet from Molly McKew, a foreign policy consultant and writer at the Washington Free Beacon and former adviser to Mikheil Saakashvili, the former president of Georgia who has a strong anti-Russian bent as you can se... more »

Mainstream Media’s Cannabis Fear Campaign Debunked as Anti-Pot Propaganda

Justin Gardner at The Free Thought Project - 18 hours ago
[image: cannabis]One headline even claimed cannabis is "worse than cigarettes for cardiovascular health" while others cited insignificant "leaps" in child ER visits.

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago

SYRIAN GOVERNMENT: Idlib chemical attack “WAS STAGED”

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Syria is defending its reputation against old lies. The post SYRIAN GOVERNMENT: Idlib chemical attack “WAS STAGED” appeared first on The Duran.

CONFIRMED: South Korea FM to visit Russia’s Lavrov next week

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
South Korea and Russia will discuss measures to bring peace to East Asia. The post CONFIRMED: South Korea FM to visit Russia’s Lavrov next week appeared first on The Duran.

Fox News being put in its place.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
For the record. pic.twitter.com/yJ5e5Zmefa — Keegan Stephan (@KeeganNYC) August 13, 2017 Kind of like the gun store that sold bullets to the murderer asking for crime scene photos so that they can promote their business. It's just ugly.

Laying-Up in Edinburgh

LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
The Digs I'm laying up in Edinburgh, getting adjusted to the time change from US Pacific Time Zone to GMT, before the party starts. So far, so good. 9:42 am GMT at this point. Shave, shower and so forth accomplished and I'm ready to head out and be the miserable SOB you all know that I am. Last night the Edinburgh Military Tattoo was held under a CLOUDLESS SKY. Thus the command presence is revealed. As an editorial note, the Tattoo would have gone off even in the rain, and because it rains every day when I'm not here, I guess that it's par for the course. When I lived in this part ... more »

Greg Hunter, “They Want to Get Rid of Cash - Lynette Zang”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*“They Want to Get Rid of Cash - Lynette Zang”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Market analyst Lynette Zang says get ready for a “money standard shift.” A reset in how we buy and sell things is being put into place. Zang contends, “Look at the crypto currency area because they know that’s where they want to go. They have to take us there so they can get rid of cash, and they can control everything directly. Generally speaking, all these new crypto coins that are coming out and are making lots of money and people marry that money because of nominal confusion, what is really happeni... more »

“Will They Haul Off Trump’s Statue, Too?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*“Will They Haul Off Trump’s Statue, Too?”* by Bill Bonner "This week, we are talking about the perishable nature of gods. Yesterday, the city fathers of our hometown of Baltimore let it be known that it was time to toss out the old deities. Reports the Associated Press: ‘After violence erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend in response to the city’s plan to remove a Robert E. Lee statue from a park there, Mayor Catherine Pugh has renewed efforts to remove similar Confederate imagery from Baltimore. On Monday, Pugh released a statement saying that it is her intention... more »

VIDEO: Lebanese Army prepares mechanized forces against ISIS

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – Video footage has been released by Lebanon’s Ministry of National Defense showing a large number of Lebanese Army mechanized units being rushed towards the front-line against ISIS in the north of the Levantine country. The footage is linked to an ongoing operation by Lebanese Army forces to cleanse ISIS militants […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Jihadi rebels destroy Syrian Army’s bulldozer in east Damascus

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) Fierce battles continue to rip through the Syrian capital as the government forces carry on a full-scale military operation against jihadi rebels in the east and northeastern suburbs of Damascus. In spite of the intensity of the attack launched by the Syrian Army, Islamist fighters – who have been entrenched in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

95 ISIS militants gunned down by Kurdish forces in Raqqa [Video]

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:50 A.M.) – The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have for the most part repelled a large ISIS counter-assault in Raqqa, reportedly gunning down a considerable number of jihadist militants in the process, and are now preparing to resume their own offensive stance in the city. After having four vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

50 army rockets, shells pummel militant positions in east Damascus

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:15 A.M.) – Last night artillery units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) unleashed a storm of rockets and shells against Islamist rebels in eastern Damascus as part of a renewed series of assaults. Last night, more than 30 ground-to-ground large-ordinance Elephant rockets hit Islamist positions in both the districts of Jobar and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

CONFIRMED: Germany supports the Chinese-Russian peace plan for Korea

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 21 hours ago
Germany continues to drift further from US policy in more ways than one. The post CONFIRMED: Germany supports the Chinese-Russian peace plan for Korea appeared first on The Duran.

Ancient Pompeii Porn Holds Key To Greater LGBT Acceptance, Says Reverend

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
What it does do for us is bring clarification. Forced sexuality was opposed by early Christian leaders, but not consensual sexuality. Thus the later interpretation comes at a time when consensual sexuality of all types had been suppressed for centuries. Our own culture is passing through an era of reappraisal whose outcome is still unclear. Even apologists for pedophilia have arisen into public consciousness. All that begs the main issue. That our open culture remains vulnerable to forced sexuality of all types and that is just wrong. Imposing a working protocol for the sex... more »

Bjorn Lomborg: ‘Gore still trying to scare you into saving the world’ – ‘Sequel Misses a Few Inconvenient Facts’

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The global warming narrative never really flew as a scientific argument simply because the level of known temperature variation in the Holocene simply set the bar way too high. What warming actually occurred turned out to be a one off against a background of benign change. The clique in charge of the narrative was reduced to slandering opposition, a sure sign of fraudulent intent. Now we have Al Gores last kick at the can and it is more of the same as if nothing has changed at all. This is a sad case of a little bit of tentative science in the wrong hands. A global imitative ... more »

Chased by Bigfoot on Brown Mountain

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Firstly the speed is not unusual at all. We can do 45 km and assuming a similar turnover rate along with a stride that is likely twice as large, then top speed may be 90 km. Thus 40 mph would be sustainable here for the short distance run of only several minutes. He then stopped and simply watched which suggests curiosity mostly as well as catching up his breath.. Plenty of critters will chase a car so nothing special to be taken away there. What is surprising is that we have never seen this before. What this does confirm is that this creature can not only walk like a man,... more »

10 Incredible Weapons That Only America Has

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
*[image: AA12]* I notice some serious non lethal weapons are available now. That is actually welcome and can be valuable even on the battlefield rather than only crowd control. Particularly been able to blind oncoming threats. This has long been desirable. a temporarily blinded opponent is a liability to the opponent and way more demoralizing than a simple death which can inspires a hyperactive revenge. However no one has really seen the laser gun yet mounted on a gravity spaceship.. \ . *10 Incredible Weapons That Only America Has* - *Robert Johnson* - * Apr. 29, 20... more »

Russia Trump collusion?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
https://youtu.be/ljK_EtqwPNg Bill Still has a Tucker Carlson interview for you. Odd how nothing similar ever appears on the anti President Donald Trump BBC.

AMERIKUA Official Music Video by ALOKA

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 22 hours ago
*Published on July 25, 2017* AMERIKUA is a pre-columbian Mayan word for the unified north and south continent of the Americas, "The place of the four winds". This word existed long before Colombus and is calling to be re-seeded into collective consciousness. This song & video is a prayer dedicated to the unification of all tribes; to all who are working hard to protect the environment, indigenous peoples, human rights, sacred sites and mend divisiveness. There are 1,000 standing rocks in the Americas, and a global movement to re-integrate indigenous wisdom into the world is underw... more »

Introducing A New Feature Of Down With Tyranny: The Midnight Meme Of The Day

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 22 hours ago
*-by Noah* We live in a short attention span era and memes of all kinds have become increasingly more popular. Long before Twitter, those trying to make a point came up with catchphrases and buzz-words. Now, with Social Media, we have a new take or variation on the old saying, “a picture is worth a thousand words.” It’s not that people shouldn’t read something that may take a few minutes of their valuable time; they should continue to do that by all means. But, for that quick hit or that on the run, driveby statement, memes can certainly pack a punch. It’s just advertising when y... more »

Are Russia And China Preparing To Go To War Against Each Other

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
© REUTERS/ Kim Kyung-Hoon *Eugene K. Chow, National Interest*: *Are Russia and China Preparing for War?* The frozen tundra along Russia’s far-eastern border with China is becoming a hot zone as both nations deploy nuclear-capable missiles to the area. Are two of the world’s most advanced militaries preparing for war with one another? In June, Russia armed a fourth brigade in the far east with the deadly Iskander-M short-range ballistic missile system. There are now twice as many brigades equipped with these nuclear-capable missiles on the Chinese border than any other Russian mil... more »

Kicked Out: Israeli Authorities Evict Palestinian Couple from Home They Lived in for 53yrs

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Aug 15, 2017 An elderly Palestinian couple who have lived in the same house in East Jerusalem for more than 50 years are about to be evicted by Israeli authorities. They moved into their house in 1964. Israeli law stipulates that Jewish residents can claim the rights to a property if they have […]

US President Orders Probe into China Trade Ties

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Aug 15, 2017 The US President has signed an executive order to launch a probe into whether China’s actions are harming the intellectual property of American companies. Donald Trump says the move is aimed at fulfilling his campaign promise regarding the country’s trade with China. Trump said Washington will combat QUOTE counterfeiting and […]

Donald Trump Is Right, Leftists Caught Staging Attacks On Jews. George Soros Engineered Race War Begins

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Aug 15, 2017 In absence of actual hate coming from Conservatives, leftist scum again must manufacture their own outrage. end

Why We’ve Got To Shut Down The Federal Reserve To End The Boom And Bust Cycle

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Aug 15, 2017 Michael Snyder reiterates how important it is to destroy the Federal Reserve in the fight to defeat the Globalist’s cycle of economic slavery. end

Professor Rogoff’s War on Cash — Give Central Banks Total Control Over Our Lives

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Professor Rogoff’s War on Cash — Give Central Banks Total Control Over Our Lives by Raúl Ilargi Meijer, https://www.theautomaticearth.com/ Rogoff, Orwell and Kafka Harvard professor and chess grandmaster Kenneth Rogoff has said some pretty out there stuff before, in his role as self-appointed crusader against cash, but apparently he’s not done yet. In fact, he might just […]

China Won’t Allow Regime Change in North Korea – Former US Diplomat

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Aug 15, 2017 Now that the trash talk has cooled between North Korea and the US, is Kim Jong-un backing down from his threat to deploy “historic enveloping fire” on Guam, a US territory? Former US diplomat Jim Jatras joins “News with Ed” to argue that “when all is said and done, Korea […]

Dick’s CEO: “The Retail Industry Is In Panic Mode”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Dick’s CEO: “The Retail Industry Is In Panic Mode” by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com With Dick’s stock crashing after reporting dreadful results this morning, in which both comp sales and EPS missed as the company slashed its full year guidance below even the lowest sellside forecast (it now sees full year EPS of $2.80 to $3.00, […]

Read The Memo That Rocked Washington And Exposed The Deep State Plot Against President Trump – The MSM Goes Into Full Damage Control Mode

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Read The Memo That Rocked Washington And Exposed The Deep State Plot Against President Trump – The MSM Goes Into Full Damage Control Mode by Susan Duclos – All News PipeLine While North Korea dominated much of the news of late and the recent events in Charlottesville, VA have been the talk of the internet over the […]

‘No Military Action Without Our Consent’ – South Korea Against War on Korean Peninsula

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Aug 15, 2017 South Korea’s president says only his country can decide the fate of the Korean Peninsula – and whether there will be any military action there. The statement came as thousands protested in Seoul against the United States’ deployment of the THAAD missile defense system in their country. The calls for […]

RAW: China Holds Massive Day-Night Live-Fire Artillery Drill

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Aug 15, 2017 The participants dealt with aerial reconnaissance, harassing attacks and other potential problems in hot weather which reached nearly 40C (104F) in east China’s Anhui Province. By using a combination of multiple bombs, exploring, establishing and occupying the launch sites quickly, and rapidly forming the artillery fire group reacting to the […]

India and China Heighten War Readiness as Himalayan Standoff Continues

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
India and China Heighten War Readiness as Himalayan Standoff Continues by K. Ratnayake, 14 August 2017, https://www.wsws.org/ Media reports indicate that both India and China have increased military deployments along their disputed border, increasing the danger that their eight-week-long standoff on the Doklam Plateau—a ridge in the Himalayan foothills claimed by both China and Bhutan—could cascade […]

Architect of NSA’s Surveillance Program William Binney: Russiagate is a Complete Lie!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Architect of NSA’s Surveillance Program William Binney: Russiagate is a Complete Lie! by ALEX CHRISTOFOROU, http://theduran.com/ Ex-NSA official: Spies don’t believe Russia collusion story. The former architect of the NSA’s surveillance program William Binney tells Tucker Carlson why some intel specialists like the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) do not find theories of Russian collusion in […]

X22 Report, “The Central Bankers Have Become Desperate, They Are Asking People To Do The Following”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
X22 Report, “The Central Bankers Have Become Desperate, They Are Asking People To Do The Following” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB42E8bScYU *Related followup report:* X22 Report, “The Elite Push Their Latest Agenda, Divide And Conquer, But It's Failing” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovfZVT1p11g ○ *Related:* "Sleepwalking Into An Even Worse Version Of The 1930's Depression"

Musical Interlude: Neil H, “To the Gateway of Eternity”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Neil H, “To the Gateway of Eternity” - https://www.youtube.com/ Beautiful playlist...

The Battle To Re-Take The ISIS Controlled Iraqi City Of Tal Afar Has Begun

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Iraq bombing Islamic State-held Tal Afar ahead of assault: Iraqi military spokesman* ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces are carrying out air strikes on Tal Afar, a town held by Islamic State west of Mosul, in preparation for a ground assault, an Iraqi military spokesman said on Tuesday. Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate effectively collapsed last month, when U.S.-backed Iraqi forces completed the recapture of Mosul, the militants' capital in northern Iraq, after a nine-month campaign. Parts of Iraq and Syria remain however under Islamic State control, especi... more »

VIDEO: Houthi rebels blast Saudi military vehicle killing all

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 A.M.) – Houthi rebels have carried out a deadly roadside bomb attack against Saudi regime forces on the border region between Yemen and Saudi Arabia. According to reports, Houthi rebels operating in the Jizan region of Saudi Arabia planted an improvised explosive device (IED) along a section of road leading into and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army shreds jihadist raiding forces in southeast Hama

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has thwarted a potentially high-causality raid attempted by Al-Qaeda militants against its forces in the countryside of southeastern Hama Governorate. According to reports, jihadists of the Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) terrorist group – the Syrian branch of Al-Qaeda – attempted to infiltrate army lines around […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

How a British royal's monumental errors made India's partition more painful

Adil Najam, Dean, Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, Boston University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Lord Louis Mountbatten, viceroy of India, met with Indian leaders to discuss partition. Max Desfors/AP The midnight between August 14 and 15, 1947, was one of history’s truly momentous moments: It marked the birth of Pakistan, an independent India and the beginning of the end of an era of colonialism. It was hardly a joyous moment: A botched process of partition saw the slaughter of more than a million people; some 15 million were displaced. Untold numbers were maimed, mutilated, dismembered and disfigured. Countless lives were scarred. Two hundred years of British rule in India en... more »

Disarming North Korea means making concessions

Jeffrey Fields, Associate Professor of the Practice of International Relations, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Dealing with North Korea’s ambitions for nuclear weapons has vexed the past four U.S. presidents. Since North Korea withdrew from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty in 2003, it has detonated nuclear explosive devices five times and made steady progress on its ballistic missile program. In late July, Pyongyang tested an intercontinental ballistic missile that many analysts say could reach the West Coast of the United States and possibly beyond. Since then, President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have traded bellicose rhetoric, while Secretary of State Rex Tiller... more »

Time To Stock Up On Those Forever Postage Stamps?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
The Postal Workers Union is gearing up for a battle with the Trump Regime. The Trump/Ryan budget, if it passes, will be devastating for the U.S. Post Office. It calls for a $47 billion cut (over 10 years) to retirement benefits and mail delivery costs. The budget forces postal workers to pay an additional billion dollars in contributions to their health and life insurance plans. The budget would end Saturday delivery-- freeing up the post office to work for UPS and FedEx on the weekends-- cut back on delivery service, especially in rural areas (that voted overwhelmingly for Trump)... more »

Woody Guthrie, “Old Man Trump” and a Real Estate Empire’s Racist Foundations

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 day ago
As originally published in “The Conversation“: Woody Guthrie, ‘Old Man Trump’ and a real estate empire’s racist foundations Will Kaufman, … Continue reading →

Trump’s “Justice Dept” Demands Records From Anti-Trump Protest Website In Violation of First and Fourth Amendments To The US Constitution – Hearing Friday

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 day ago
Starting to sound like Russia, already: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/04/02/russia-web-censor-crackdown-ahead-of-april-2nd-anti-corruption-protests/ From the VOA: “Justice Department Demands Records From Anti-Trump Protest Website August 15, … Continue reading →

Trump DOJ Attempting Digital Dragnet Of Visitors To Anti-Trump Web Site in Violation of First and Fourth Amendments To The US Constitution – Hearing on Friday

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 day ago
Starting to sound like Russia, already: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/04/02/russia-web-censor-crackdown-ahead-of-april-2nd-anti-corruption-protests/ From http://www.eff.org: “In J20 Investigation, DOJ Overreaches Again. And Gets Taken to Court … Continue reading →

The Afghan Taliban Send A Letter To President Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. troops outside their base in Uruzgan Province in July *BBC:* *Taliban open letter to Trump urges Afghan withdrawal* As the White House mulls its next move in conflict-hit Afghanistan, the Taliban offer their advice in an open letter to the US president. Donald Trump is, as the world knows, happy to talk about all sorts of things, but one area where he has maintained his silence is American policy in Afghanistan. His military advisers concede that America's longest-ever war has reached a stalemate and have advised that he increase troop numbers to break it. In the past, Mr Tru... more »

Quote of the Day: Australian politicians are losing it, says ‘Australian Financial Review’

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 1 day ago
*“Talk about losing it. The Barnaby vortex opened and consumed [Australian] Foreign Minister Julie Bishop [and Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull] in a whirlpool of hysteria and conspiracy theories that would do Donald Trump proud. “Bill Shorten, she said, had sought to use a foreign political party to raise serious allegations in a foreign parliament designed to undermine confidence in the Australian government… “The Prime Minister told his party room that ‘Bill Shorten wants to steal government by entering into a conspiracy with a foreign power.’ “It continued in this ... more »

Activists Criticize Alameda County Sheriffs For Sharing White Nationalist’s Tweet

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Sgt. Ray Kelly blamed "a comedy of errors" for retweeting a livestream aired by Richard Spencer.

Did the Attorney General of Alabama Once Tell the Ku Klux Klan to ‘Kiss My Ass’?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Bill Baxley wrote the famously succinct letter to a KKK Grand Dragon in 1976 in response to threats intended to intimidate him.

U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis: Very Close To Announcing The New U.S. Strategy For Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. (DOD photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith) *CNN*: *Mattis: Administration 'very, very close' to Afghanistan decision* Washington (CNN)Defense Secretary James Mattis said Monday that the Trump administration was "very, very close" to finalizing its new strategy in Afghanistan, but warned it had not been settled yet. "The strategic decisions have not been made," Mattis said. During comments at the Pentagon press area, Mattis insisted "all options" remained on the table for how to approach Afghanistan, and said those options included a full withdrawal a... more »

U.S. Must Sign Peace Treaty with North Korea

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Bruce Gagnon, coordinator for Global Network Against Weapons & Nuclear Power in Space, joins RT America’s Natasha Sweatte to discuss tensions between the US and North Korea and the former’s culpability in the ongoing mutual hostility.

Stand by your man

nonnie9999 at HYSTERICAL RAISINS - 1 day ago
So, I am sure that all you kids saw the abomination of a press conference today at Twitler Tower. There is plenty of consternation across the board for the asshole-in-chief, but I have noticed that there is a severe lack … Continue reading →

Lincoln Memorial Vandalized

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Graffiti at the Lincoln Memorial, Tuesday. (National Park Service) *Washington Post:* *Lincoln Memorial vandalized with red spray paint* *The Lincoln Memorial was vandalized with red spray paint early Tuesday, authorities said.* At about 4:30 a.m., graffiti was found on a column at the memorial, the National Park Service said in a statement. The graffiti was difficult to read, but appeared to say “[expletive] law,” the statement said. Additional graffiti that couldn’t be read was found in silver spray paint on a Smithsonian wayfinding sign in the 1400 block of Constitution Avenue, ... more »

Should U.S. Secretary of Defense Mattis Use The Word P***y?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis speaks with crew members from the U.S. Navy’s Ohio-class ballistic missile submarine USS Kentucky at Naval Base Kitsap, in Bangor, Wash., Aug. 9, 2017. (DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr) *Daily Mail*: *Mattis tells sailors they'll make a difference as military men because 'you're not some p***y sitting on the sidelines'* * Secretary of Defense James Mattis is known for salty language * He told a submarine crew last week that they would never regret their military service because it means 'you're not some p***y sitting on the sidelines' ... more »

Soldiers From China And India Battle With Fists, Stones, And Iron Rods On Disputed Border

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:** India, China soldiers involved in border altercation: Indian sources* NEW DELHI/SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - Indian and Chinese soldiers were involved in an altercation in the western Himalayas on Tuesday, Indian sources said, further raising tensions between the two countries which are already locked in a two-month standoff in another part of the disputed border. A source in New Delhi, who had been briefed on the military situation on the border, said soldiers foiled a bid by a group of Chinese troops to enter Indian territory in Ladakh, near the Pangong lake. Some of... more »

Iran Threatens To Restart its Nuclear Program Within Hours If The U.S. Passes New Sanctions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*L.A. Times:* *In direct challenge to Trump, Iran's president says it could restart its nuclear program 'within hours'* Iran’s president on Tuesday warned it could restart its nuclear program “within hours or days” if the Trump administration continued its confrontational policies toward the Islamic Republic. President Hassan Rouhani’s remarks were a direct response to Trump’s increasingly bellicose rhetoric toward Iran and his announcement of fresh sanctions on individuals and businesses connected to Iran’s ballistic missile program. Trump has also pledged to undo the 2015 agree... more »

Has Iceland Eliminated Down Syndrome Through Abortion?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
A report by CBS News highlights a nearly 100 percent termination rate in the pregnancies of Icelandic women whose fetuses test positive for Down syndrome in genetic screenings, but some have mischaracterized this report.

Is the Accused Charlottesville Killer an ‘Anti-Trump Leftist’ Supported by Clinton, Soros?

David Emery at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Various right-leaning sources immediately — and inaccurately — identified the driver of the vehicle that plowed through a crowd of counter-protesters in Charlottesville as a "radical leftist."

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Like delicate cosmic petals, these clouds of interstellar dust and gas have blossomed 1,300 light-years away in the fertile star fields of the constellation Cepheus. Sometimes called the Iris Nebula and dutifully cataloged as NGC 7023 this is not the only nebula in the sky to evoke the imagery of flowers. Still, this remarkable image shows off the Iris Nebula's range of colors and symmetries in impressive detail. Within the Iris, dusty nebular material surrounds a hot, young star. * Click image for larger size.* The dominant color of the brighter reflection nebula is blue, characte... more »

"The Wonder Of Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"We live in radical times surrounded by tasks that seem impossible. It has become our collective fate to be alive in a time of great tragedies, to live in a period of overwhelming disasters and to stand at the edge of sweeping changes. The river of life is flooding before us, and a tide of poisons affect the air we breathe and the waters we drink and even tarnish the dreams of those who are young and as yet innocent. The snake-bitten condition has already spread throughout the collective body. However, it is in troubled times that it becomes most important to remember that the wond... more »

Chet Raymo, “In Place of Belief”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“In Place of Belief”* by Chet Raymo “A lightning storm the other night, slipping down from Florida. For an hour we sat on the terrace and watched the northern sky blaze with pyrotechnics, the best we'd ever seen, almost continuous rivers of electricity streaming between the clouds, clouds heaped like mountains and lit from within. After some particularly sky-filling explosions we could not resist applause. From horizon to horizon, from Andros to San Salvador the streamers ran, trailing their rumbles of far-off thunder. So much energy! Energy entirely beyond the human capacity to c... more »

"One Big Road..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you're riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake up and live!” - Bob Marley

"History and Celestial Time"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"History and Celestial Time" by Walter Cruttenden "Discoveries like the ancient Greek Antikythera computer (1500 years before the invention of precision geared devices) the Baghdad batteries (2000 years before Volta "invented" the battery) or dental and brain surgery artifacts found in ancient Pakistan (8000 years out of historical sequence) appear "anomalous" within our current paradigm of history. However, they are not unexpected according to the ancient cyclical view. Giorgio de Santillana, the former professor of the history of science at MIT, tells us that most ancient cultures... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"Puzzling..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"I've wondered why it took us so long to catch on. We saw it and yet we didn't see it. Or rather we were trained not to see it. Conned, perhaps, into thinking that the real action was metropolitan and all this was just boring hinterland. It was a puzzling thing. The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth,'' and so it goes away. Puzzling..." - Robert M. Pirsig

"As For The Future..."

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

John Rubino, “Illinois Bankruptcy To Trigger Currency Collapse”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
John Rubino, “Illinois Bankruptcy To Trigger Currency Collapse” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl5rT3wGCXI

X22 Report, “The Central Bankers Have Become Desperate, They Are Asking People To Do The Following”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
X22 Report, “The Central Bankers Have Become Desperate, They Are Asking People To Do The Following” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dB42E8bScYU

Death Match: Russia's PAK-FA Stealth Fighter vs. America's Killer F-22 Raptor

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, * Who would win? *So why has the PAK-FA order been so radically downsized? It’s because it’s proving extremely difficult to deliver on all the design specifications, particularly the engines. The development costs keep on mounting, while the Russian economy has been in a recession for the last few years, decreasing the appetite for such an expensive offering.* *This leads to another important caveat regarding the T-50: many of its capabilities are planned-for rather than extant. The AESA radar is still undergoing testing. The current crop of PAK FA... more »

The Path to U.S.-Russia Cooperation

Zalmay Khalilzad at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Zalmay Khalilzad* *Security, Americas* [image: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (R) waves to the media next to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov before their meeting at the State Department in Washington, U.S., May 10, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas] For the United States, managing Russian decline requires pursuing a balance-of-power approach to minimize the risk of escalation. *Note: this article is part of a **symposium on U.S.-Russia relations** included in the September/October 2017 issue of the *National Interest*.* Despite the array of twists and turns since the start... more »

Brexit Britain and Trump America: A New ‘Special Relationship’?

Henrik Choy at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Henrik Choy* *Security, Europe* [image: U.S. President Donald Trump greets British Prime Theresa Minister May after her arrival at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 27, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria] Can common enemies and threats keep Britain and the United States together for decades to come? British prime minister Theresa May’s narrow victory in the 2017 general election has earned her the reputation of a “dead woman walking,” given that her failure to win a Conservative majority in the House of Commons has drastically slimmed her chances of executing her party’s man... more »

Thucydides Trap or Tug-of-War?

Parag Khanna at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Parag Khanna* *Security, Americas* [image: The Nimitz-class U.S. Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson transits the Philippine Sea while conducting a bilateral exercise with the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force April 23, 2017. Picture taken April 23, 2017.] Today’s major powers are keenly aware that in tug-of-war, if the rope snaps, both teams stumble and fall; nobody wins. *AFTER STALIN*, Churchill and Truman ratified what amounted to a spheres-of-influence deal at Potsdam in 1945, George Orwell was seized with a sense of inevitability about perpetual war between the world’s r... more »

What China Can Teach America about the North Korea Threat

Lawrence J. Korb, Yashar Parsie at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Lawrence J. Korb, Yashar Parsie* *Security, Asia* [image: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un claps with military officers at the Command of the Strategic Force of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in an unknown location in North Korea in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on August 15, 2017.] Sanctions alone do not suffice the North Korean dilemma if those sanctions are independent of a broader strategy. North Korea successfully tested an intercontinental ballistic missile on July 4. Less than a month later, it successfully tested a second I... more »

Winning 'Hearts and Minds' Won't Eliminate ISIS

Mitchell Blatt, Sumantra Maitra at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Mitchell Blatt, Sumantra Maitra* *Security, Middle East* [image: Smoke billows from the ruined Grand al-Nuri Mosque after it was retaken by the Iraqi forces at the Old City in Mosul, Iraq June 29, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro] The liberation of Mosul is not something to be proud of just yet. Predictably, there have been incidents of alleged abuses in the aftermath of Iraqi forces defeating ISIS in Mosul. Victorious troops were recorded throwing ISIS fighters from rooftops and shooting at unarmed ISIS fighters in targeted-killing sprees. After retaking the last strongholds of the... more »

If Ukraine's Economy Is to Reform, Then Its Inefficient Health System Has to Go

Luke Coffey at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Luke Coffey* *Security, Eurasia* And the stakes for reform are higher than in America. The United States is not the only country caught up in an emotional debate over health care. The Ukrainian Rada (parliament) has been struggling with the issue for months. And like their counterparts in the U.S. Senate, Ukrainian lawmakers scuttled plans to pass health-care reform just before breaking for summer recess on July 19. In Ukraine, however, the stakes for reform are higher. For starters, more than 90 percent of Ukrainians have no medical insurance. But the problems go far deeper th... more »

What part of anti-fascist didn't you understand?

Yastreblyansky at No More Mister Nice Blog - 1 day ago
Image via New York Times. Not long after retweeting (and then untweetting) an image of the Trump train evidently emulating the automobile of that murdering Nazi in Charlottesville to mow down the CNN mascot, Emperor Trump showed up at Trump Tower to inform the press of a new executive order: “I’ve just signed a new executive order to reform the nation’s badly broken infrastructure permitting process,” Trump announced, suggesting that his directive would streamline the process of approving constructions on highways. But according to my source (the Mic Network), it was actually just ... more »

Losers At Life-- Trump's Most Ardent Supporters... The Bannon-Wing Of The Republican Party

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
All during the campaign we mentioned how Trump's most loyal followers hated life, hated their families, their communities their own children, themselves and, most of all, their lot in life. They're losers incoherently crying for a fairer shot... which is what makes it hard for progressives to condemn them wholesale. We feel their pain. Until something like Charlottesville happens. KKK grand dragon of whatever they call themselves David Duke, a former Republican state senator from Louisiana, and Nazi fuehrer Richard Spencer have put themselves out as leaders of the Unite the Right... more »

Libya Update: Russia Changes the Game

Richard Galustian at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 1 day ago
[image: undefined] A totally unexpected strategy emerged on the Russian side after yesterday's meeting with Field Marshall Haftar in Moscow. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov's announced shift in Russian policy, couched in appropriate diplomatic language as shown in his Press Release below, changed Russia's game plan at a stroke. It appears that the Russian government has totally endorsed the United Nations track on Libya, saying it was was the right and only way to go and that the dodgy Paris Accord of the 25 July was the basis for peace. The Russian diplomat expressed his d... more »

A-10 Pilot 'Belly Lands' His Plane After Major Malfunction

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Capt. Brett DeVries, an A-10 Thunderbolt II pilot of the 107th Fighter Squadron from Selfridge Air National Guard Base, poses next to the aircraft he safely landed after a malfunction forced him to make an emergency landing July 20 at the Alpena Combat Readiness Training Center. Photo courtesy US Air National Guard *Business Insider*: *A-10 pilot manages to 'belly land' his plane after gun malfunctions, canopy blows off, and landing gear fails* After a routine training run in Alpena County, Michigan in late July, US Air National Guard Capt. Brett DeVries survived the perfect storm ... more »

Marine Corps Vets With Combat Experience Are Leaving The U.S. Military

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A U.S. Marine fires an M777-A2 Howitzer in the early morning in Syria, June 3. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Callahan) *Jeff Schogol , Military Times: **Where have all the combat vets gone?* The Marine Corps is facing a troubling drain of combat experience as thousands of battle-hardened Marines have left the Corps during the past several years. The number of Marines on active-duty who have been awarded Combat Action Ribbons has dropped by more than half over the past five years — from a high of more than 40,000 at the time of the surge in Afghanistan in 2011 to fewer t... more »

Amateur Drone Operator Was Able To Land His Drone On Britain's Newest Aircraft Carrier

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail:* *Big Lizzie outflanked by a £300 drone: Astonishing moment pilot is able to fly his tiny aircraft over the Royal Navy's most advanced warship before LANDING on the deck (and then taking off again!)* * Costing £3.1billion and weighing 65,000 tonnes, she's Britain's biggest and most advanced warship ever * But HMS Queen Elizabeth has been outmanoevred by a £300 drone which landed on the deck unchallenged * The drone pilot, who wanted to remain anonymous, made the daring flight while the carrier was docked * The flight may now be discussed in Scotland's Parliament by M... more »

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The moment a Confederate statue is pulled down in North Carolina pic.twitter.com/NYXoIbxZ3H — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) August 15, 2017 In a dangerous time, the Pentagon prepares for a war game on the Korean Peninsula. https://t.co/4esM1dqx4K — Dan Lamothe (@DanLamothe) August 15, 2017 HMS Queen Elizabeth compared to her international sisters. pic.twitter.com/KEJaWXmKv4 — UK Defence Journal (@UKDefJournal) August 15, 2017 Modern day footballers summed up in one video. pic.twitter.com/Xz5p3fWJwG — Football Stuff (@FootbalIStuff) August 15, 2017

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Marine Corps' members launch a mortar during a joint exercise with Japan's Ground Self Defense Force, named Northern Viper 17 at Hokudaien exercise area in Eniwa, on the northern island of Hokkaido, Japan August 14, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai *WNU Editor*: The above picture is from this photo-gallery ....* U.S. and Japan hold joint military drills* (Reuters).

Did a Hotel Owner in Switzerland Ask Jewish Guests to Shower Before Using the Pool?

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
News articles accurately describe real signs posted around a hotel in Arosa, Switzerland that were widely condemned as anti-Semitic.