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Thursday, August 16, 2018

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Happy 5th Curmudgubirthday

Peter Greene at CURMUDGUCATION - 12 hours ago
Today marks the fifth anniversary of my first post on this blog. I'm going to be self-indulgent for a few minutes. It has been an interesting adventure. If you go back and look at the early posts (and really, you should not), you'll see that I had no idea what the hell I was doing. At the time, I was just starting to unravel what was going on in the ed reform world. Like most teachers, I had suffered through the side effects of NCLB and was curious about what this Common Core stuff was about, and as I peeled back the layers, I became more astonished and outraged and incredulous and ... more »

Financial Blowout Before the U.S. Midterm Elections in November? Time For a Four Powers Agreement and a New Bretton Woods

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 12 hours ago
[image: On August 15, 1971, President Richard Nixon addressed the nation on the topic of a new economic policy.] Wednesday, August 15, 2018, was the 47th anniversary of Richard Nixon's Aug. 15, 1971 announcement that he was taking the dollar off the gold standard, which *de facto* meant the destruction of the post-war Bretton Woods system. This opened the floodgates to the creation of a London-based "dollar" currency for global speculation, a cancer which ended up taking over the U.S.-based dollar itself. It also was the end of the entire fixed exchange rate system for trade between... more »

Fireside Chat with Will Wertz, August 16, 2018

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 12 hours ago
Fireside Chat with Will Wertz, August 16, 2018 Video of Fireside Chat with Will Wertz, August 16, 2018 August 15, 2018 just passed and on the 47th anniversary of the same date in 1971, the handwriting is on the wall. The Belshazzars of the City of London may have attempted to hold a feast, but the mysterious hand of God appeared again to write on the wall. We sit on a quadrillion and counting pile of debt accumulated under the auspices of the modern British Empire, the City of London and it is about to blow, creating world-wide devastation far worse than 2008. As Lyndon LaRouche r... more »

One Country Which Actually Is Warming

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 12 hours ago
Germany is a little larger than Missouri and Arkansas combined, and has a fairly coherent long term temperature record at 13 stations. There has been a warming trend in Germany since 1980. This can’t be explained by UHI, HOHENPEISSENBERG is a … Continue reading →

3700 BC: Embalming Was Taking Place 1,500 Years Earlier Than Thought

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 12 hours ago
A mummy dating from 3700-3500 B.C. housed in the Egyptian Museum in Turin since 1901 has never undergone any conservation treatments - and that provided a unique opportunity for some science. And the results were a surprise. It was assumed the Turin mummy had been naturally mummified by the desiccating action of the hot, dry desert sand but chemical analysis showed that the mummy had undergone an embalming process, with a plant oil, heated conifer resin, an aromatic plant extract and a plant gum/sugar mixed together and used to impregnate the funerary textiles in which the body was ... more »

Epidemiologists Link DDT From The 1970s To Modern Autism Diagnoses

Hank Campbell at Science 2.0 blogs - 12 hours ago
DDT was banned by a politician in the US in 1972 and was banned a few years later in Finland, so how can it be causing autism now? The answer is statistics. The same curve that can show autism is linked to organic food can link autism to anything and if you are at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health you are very much against corporations and in need of a way to get in the New York Times, so a recent paper links DDE, a metabolite of DDT, in the blood of pregnant women to autism. read more

Report Finds 100 Priests in One City Ran Horrific Pedophile Ring, As Gov’t Looked the Other Way

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: priests] Nearly 100 Catholic priests have been accused of hosting a pedophile ring in which they created child pornography and helped each other prey on children. The post Report Finds 100 Priests in One City Ran Horrific Pedophile Ring, As Gov’t Looked the Other Way appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Video Shows Cop Having Sex in His Office, Naked Pics of 5yo Girl Found on PC—Not Charged

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: video] After an officer was captured on body camera video having sex in his office, investigators searched his computer and found naked pictures of a 5yo girl. The post Video Shows Cop Having Sex in His Office, Naked Pics of 5yo Girl Found on PC—Not Charged appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Breaking: Syrian Army storms last ISIS stronghold in east Swaida

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:30 P.M.) – Having effectively encircled the Islamic State in its last bastion of east Swaida, the Syrian forces began to break through Safa Hilltops amid massive jihadi collapse. Storming the jihadi fortress was only possible after heavy and non-stop artillery and missile shelling that destroyed the terror group’s defensives and positions. A […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian ballerina’s public performance stirs controversy

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:30 P.M.) – A young Syrian ballet dancer was photographed dancing in the streets of Old Damascus to convey a message of peace; stirring controversial responses. Yara Khudair; a Syrian ballerina, has become a ‘phenomenon’ overnight when her photos dancing in public places were released on social media. “For me, ballet dance is […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russia sends naval reinforcements to Syria as SAA prepares to launch Idlib offensive (photos)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:55 P.M.) – The Russian Navy sent more reinforcements to Syria this week, as their allies from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) prepare to launch a major offensive in the northwestern part of the country. According to Yoruk Isik of the Bosphorus Observer, the Russian Project 745 BSF Sorum class rescue tug MB304 […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Rebel forces declare southern Aleppo a military zone, reports of Syrian Army attack soon

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – The rebel forces issued a statement on Wednesday that demanded the residents of several southern Aleppo towns leave the area, as it has now become a military zone. According to the statement released by the rebels’ operation room, all residents in Tal Al-Eis, Banis, Tal Bajar, Huwayir, Zammar, Jazraya, Talafeh, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Assad, first lady visit rebel tunnel in Jobar which was turned into art

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
Syrian President Bashar Assad and his wife paid a surprise visit to a group of Syrian artists who turned a rebel tunnel in Jobar into artistic sculptures. The artists had volunteered to transform a tunnel used by rebels in Jobar district to attack the Syrian Army into a piece of art to celebrate life and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russia-trained troops head to Idlib for upcoming offensive

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:25 P.M.) – The Syrian Army’s 5th Corps was spotted en route to Idlib to beef up the Syrian forces preparing for the long-awaited battle against jihadi groups in northwestern Syria. Convoys for the Russia-trained military formation left Daraa to the country’s north after the entire southern province had become under the Syrian […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian government will retake every inch of Syria -Mikdad

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:50 P.M.) – The Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister, Faisal Mikdad, stated on Wednesday that the government will retake all of the territory currently outside the control of the state. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), Mikdad made this comment during a meeting with a political delegation from Mauritania’s Socialist Democratic Unionist […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Special Report: Senator Rand Paul on His Recent Trip To Russia

Daniel McAdams at - 12 hours ago
Ron Paul Liberty Report host Ron Paul is joined by his son, Sen. Ron Paul (R-KY), to discuss the Senator's recent trip to Russia. What was discussed? Where is this new dialogue going? Will Sen. Paul's efforts pay off and result in better relations? Or will the neocons, Democrats, and deep state continue to collude to invent a new Cold War? Join today's Liberty Report:

Russia Hysteria Undercuts Our Values, Impedes Relations

Rep. Thomas Massie at - 12 hours ago
[image: undefined] The mainstream media and out-of-touch politicians and bureaucrats want us to believe that the Cold War never ended, it’s a crime to talk with a Russian, and we should all be fearful of any Russians here in the U.S. Apparently our $21 trillion national debt, lack of border security, and the threat of radical Islamic terrorism pale in comparison to the grave threat posed by Russia. This is yet another example of the disconnect between Beltway talking heads and the American people. Hard-working Americans — including constituents in my Kentucky district — care about ... more »

Trump Strikes Back at ‘Ringleader’ Brennan

Ray McGovern at - 12 hours ago
[image: undefined] There’s more than meets the eye to President Donald Trump’s decision to revoke the security clearances that ex-CIA Director John Brennan enjoyed as a courtesy customarily afforded former directors. The President’s move is the second major sign that Brennan is about to be hoist on his own petard. It is one embroidered with rhetoric charging Trump with treason and, far more important, with documents now in the hands of congressional investigators showing Brennan’s ringleader role in the so-far unsuccessful attempts to derail Trump both before and after the 2016 ele... more »

Rio’s Pezão Accused of Receiving R$23 Million Slush Fund Donation

Lise Alves at The Rio Times - 12 hours ago
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A former Odebrecht executive stated on Wednesday that the construction conglomerate donated R$23 million to a slush fund to be used in the 2014 gubernatorial campaign of Rio de Janeiro’s governor Luiz Fernando Pezão. The governor’s press secretary issued a statement denying the illegal […]

New Method Forecasts Near Term Climate Change; Results Not Good

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
*Illustration from *Popular Mechanics*, March 1912 (source). Who knew we'd be in trouble? Everyone who bothered to look.* *by Gaius Publius* This is more climate news roundup than anything more deeply analytical. The changes we're seeing, which by now almost everyone on the planet is noticing, are here to stay. Whatever natural variability people hoped might boomerang from these hot years down to the average of the last 20 ... doesn't exist. We appear to have crossed a line, at least in the near term; the hot years will be here for a while. From Agence France Presse: *Brace for e... more »

Medley

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
A short medley of observations about BBC bias, Jeremy Corbyn, and related matters. I am not a Beeb-basher, not least since so many of the people who bang on relentlessly about the BBC’s supposed biases are stupid or horrible or both. So says James Kirkup on the Spectator (£) His area of expertise appears to be transgenderism. And he has spotted a bias related to this issue within the BBC. Personally, I can’t seem to get interested in transgenderism no matter how hard I try (not very) but I have to admit that when I see a six foot five-inch ‘woman’ in high heels and mini skirt minci... more »

The fuel leak at Tufts Cove is reminiscent of Halifax Transit’s fuel leak

Tim Bousquet at Halifax Examiner - 13 hours ago
News 1. Fuel leaks at Tufts Cove and Halifax Transit “Pressed about the fact it took [Nova Scotia Power (NSP)] 12 days to talk about the almost 20,000 litres spilled on its property, [Environment Minister Margaret] Miller said she wasn’t overly concerned,” reports Jean Laroche for the CBC: “It would have been better if they […]

Michael Howard Loses The Plot

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood It appears that the Mail have given up any pretence of balance as far as climate change is concerned. David Rose regularly published sceptical articles in the past, but I am led to understand that he has now been banned from this. Instead we are fed with a succession of infantile pieces […]

Did President Trump Say If Soldiers Were ‘Real Patriots,’ They Wouldn’t Take a Pay Raise?

David Emery at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
While speaking to U.S. troops about an upcoming military pay increase, Trump joked that he knew they didn't really want a raise because they're "very patriotic."

Van Damme’s Son Pleads Guilty in Arizona Knife Incident

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
Nicholas Van Varenberg has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct for holding his roommate at knifepoint at their Tempe, Ariz., apartment.

‘Queen of Soul’ Aretha Franklin Has Died

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
Funeral arrangements will be announced in the coming days.

FCC Shuts Down Alex Jones’ Pirate Flagship Radio Station

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
Court documents show the FCC had tracked the transmissions to a 50-foot tower at an Austin apartment complex.

‘Weaponization of Faith’: Examples from Clergy Abuse Report

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
At a parish rectory, four priests made a boy strip and pose as Jesus on the cross while they took photos.

Everything Conservatives Don't Like Is Socialism, Part 8,742

Tom Hilton at No More Mister Nice Blog - 13 hours ago
Elizabeth Warren has proposed legislation. Kevin Williamson has opinions about it, which he memorializes in a piece called Elizabeth Warren’s Batty Plan to Nationalize . . . Everything: Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has one-upped socialists Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez: She proposes to nationalize every major business in the United States of America. Whoa, that sounds pretty extreme. What is the substance of the proposal? Warren’s proposal is dishonestly called the “Accountable Capitalism Act.” Accountable to whom? you might ask. That’s a reasonable quest... more »

Fox News: Governor Scott declares state of emergency over toxic algae bloom

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 13 hours ago
Thanks to the blanket of red tide along Florida’s Gulf Coast that’s not only killed marine life but emptied what are normally packed beaches, Governor Rick Scott is finally declaring a state of emergency that will cover Collier, Lee, Charlotte, Sarasota, Manatee, Hillsborough and Pinellas counties. RELATED STORY: Hundreds of dead sea turtles, manatee, whales, dolphins, and […] The post Fox News: Governor Scott declares state of emergency over toxic algae bloom appeared first on Health Nut News.

RIP Aretha Franklin, how fortunate I am to have met you

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 13 hours ago
(Note from Erin: I was so fortunate to see Aretha live in Pittsburg, Pennslyvania. We sat in the front row and she sang right to us. And another time in Los Angeles, I had the pleasure of meeting her and speaking with her. She was a treasure and will be missed.) We are so sorry […] The post RIP Aretha Franklin, how fortunate I am to have met you appeared first on Health Nut News.

This bombshell is pummeling today’s young people like never before

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 13 hours ago
Anxiety has exponentially risen in recent years. Not only do more than half of all American college students report anxiety, research also shows anxiety — characterized by constant and overwhelming worry and fear — is now 800 percent more prevalent than all forms of cancer. Data from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) suggests the prevalence […] The post This bombshell is pummeling today’s young people like never before appeared first on Health Nut News.

Holistic doctors witness gunman with AK47 at top chiropractic university, campus goes on lockdown

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 13 hours ago
Parker University in Dallas, TX was placed on temporary lockdown around 6 p.m. Thursday after witnesses reported seeing an armed man near campus. “Police said witnesses called 9-1-1 to report the armed man around 6 p.m. Thursday. They described seeing a man wearing a yellow and orange striped shirt and blue jeans and carrying a […] The post Holistic doctors witness gunman with AK47 at top chiropractic university, campus goes on lockdown appeared first on Health Nut News.

Glyphosate sprayed on GMO crops linked to Lake Erie’s toxic algae bloom

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 13 hours ago
For years now, Lake Erie- one of the five Great Lakes- has had to deal with algae blooms similar to those we are dealing with in Florida. And now, glyphosate has been linked to those blooms. (And just like in Florida, the algae is killing aquatic life and fouling up the drinking water.) “Phosphorus—attributed to […] The post Glyphosate sprayed on GMO crops linked to Lake Erie’s toxic algae bloom appeared first on Health Nut News.

Cops called on Point Boro family for having ‘library’ for kids

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 13 hours ago
It’s so important for kids to read. Which is why Grace Hagemeyers and her husband Peter decided to put up a “mailbox library” on their property. They even had a grand opening for it on July 29th at their home in Point Pleasant, NJ. But that same day, they had a visit from the police and the […] The post Cops called on Point Boro family for having ‘library’ for kids appeared first on Health Nut News.

ROCKMAKERS: Anguished "Whitey" seeks help from "the Sugars!"

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*THURSDAY, AUGUST 16, 2018Part 4—When tribal dogma attacks:* The inanity of the New York Times provides a daily anthropology lesson, though only for those who are willing to know who and what we humans are The "Harari heuristic" lights the way toward what we can expect to find when our species records its deathless insights. According to the professor's now-famous heuristic, we probably shouldn't look for "rational" conduct from our kind. Instead, we should look for "gossip," and for evidence of the invention and adoption of sweeping group "fictions." So this heuristic now says.... more »

Security In Iraq Aug 8-14, 2018

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
(Reuters) Violence remained concentrated in central Iraq where the Islamic State is rebuilding. There were 47 incidents reported in the media, which was within the mean since April. *Security Incidents In Iraq By Province Aug 8-14, 2018* Babil 1 Karbala 1 Anbar 5 Ninewa 5 Kirkuk 7 Diyala 8 Baghdad 9 Salahaddin 11 *Casualties In Iraq By Province Aug 8-14, 2018* Babil 2 (2 Wounded) Diyala 3 (3 Wounded) Kirkuk 6 (3 Killed, 3 Wounded) Ninewa 17 (6 Killed, 11 Wounded) Baghdad 23 (11 Killed, 12 Wounded) Salahaddin 43 (23 Killed, 20 Wounded) 43 people lost their lives and 51 were wounded. ... more »

This Day In Iraqi History - Aug 16

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 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 1980 Saddam told chiefs of staff that he was going to invade Iran Saddam thought Iran weak but didn’t think Iraq could fight a total war and reach Tehran Decided on limited war based upon seizing Shatt al-Arab waterway 1980 Saddam thought war would allow Iraq to assert its influence ove... more »

Michel Foucault’s Analysis of Las Meninas

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 13 hours ago
Las Meninas by VelázquezMichel Foucault begins his popular book *The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences* with a chapter titled, “Las Meninas,” which contains his analysis of Diego Velázquez’s 1656 masterpiece, *Las Meninas*. Foucault notes that the painting’s complex and enigmatic compositional structure presents an uncertain relationship between the viewer and the figures depicted. Here’s an excerpt from his interesting description of the painting: [W]e are looking at a picture in which the painter is in turn looking out at us. A mere confrontation, eyes catchin... more »

Socialism goes mainstream with the commie/marxist/libtards...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*and they call us stupid?* *The rise of the penis-less*Christine Hallquist, a guy who thinks he's a girl, wins the Vermont gubernatorial primary. *He thinks Christians are insane and dangerous.* Cutting off one's penis does that to you. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has declared America *"never that great."* Crazy eyes Alexandria Ocasio-damaged Cortex, winning the primary in New York’s 14th Congressional District, is running on free medical, free college, guaranteed income, guaranteed job, abolishing ICE, and not one, not two, but a minimum of three chickens in everyone's free pot. ... more »

A Snapshot of the Internet Kill Switch in 2018

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Terence Newton* - The crisis of internet censorship in the West is unfolding now and just now coming into view.

Michael Foucault’s Analysis of Las Meninas

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 13 hours ago
Las Meninas by VelázquezMichael Foucault begins his popular book *The Order of Things: An Archaeology of the Human Sciences* with a chapter titled, “Las Meninas,” which contains his analysis of Diego Velázquez’s 1656 masterpiece, *Las Meninas*. Foucault notes that the painting’s complex and enigmatic compositional structure presents an uncertain relationship between the viewer and the figures depicted. Here’s an excerpt from his interesting description of the painting: [W]e are looking at a picture in which the painter is in turn looking out at us. A mere confrontation, eyes catchi... more »

"Decline in the Fall (or Late Summer, Anyway): by Fred Gibbon"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Decline in the Fall (or Late Summer, Anyway): by Fred Gibbon"* by Fred Reed "I am not sure why people write columns. Partly from boredom, I suppose, or lack of anything better to do. Partly from exasperation. Yet partly from the hope that if enough people collectively become aware of problems, they might, just maybe, do something about them. I can’t believe this any longer. Today’s crimes, lunacies, and decays are too many, profitable, and intractable. We are racing out of control toward some as yet dimly limned catastrophe. Hang on and take the ride. To begin with, America is n... more »

Analyst: Refugees Go on Welfare, Cost More Than They Contribute

R. Cort Kirkwood at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: analyst-refugees-go-on-welfare-cost-more-than-they-contribute] The Center for Immigration Studies has stepped forward with another analysis to prove what many Americans intuitively know: Importing largely English-illiterate foreigners with no job skills likely means they will land on the welfare rolls.

Combating Terrorism: Ban Guns, Ban Knives, and Now, Says London Mayor, Ban Cars

Selwyn Duke at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: combating-terrorism-ban-guns-ban-knives-and-now-says-london-mayor-ban-cars] “A bad worker blames his tools,” my mother used to tell me. And bad leaders, it seems, blame the consequences of their bad policies on tools. A case in point is London mayor Sadiq Khan’s proposal to ban cars in certain areas of his city after Tuesday morning’s suspected Houses of Parliament terrorist attack.

SOHR: US Coalition Transports Over 250 Trucks Filled with Weapons to Deir Ezzor

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 13 hours ago
*AMN* | Earlier this year, President Trump said he wanted the US to 'quickly withdraw' its forces from Syria. This does not appear to be the case.

John Brennan Drones On

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
You have to hand it to Donald Trump. Not only is he an expert at controlling the media he only pretends to despise as "fake," he also knows how to stir up corporate churnalism to a sustained furious boil, salted liberally with outrage from a can. It took a Trump to turn George Bush's torture architect and Barack Obama's drone assassination guru into Resistance, Inc's latest action hero. John Brennan, former CIA director, has now usurped Omarosa Manigault's top spot in the daily news cycle. Not only does he merit the top left corner of the New York Times homepage, he's also glommed o... more »

Untitled

Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Roundup Weed Killer Chemical Found in Cheerios, Quaker Oats It's Official: "Britain's Democracy Now At Risk"Venezuela's PDVSA To Start Using 'El Petro' Next WeekVenezuelan Pirates Spread Fear Across The CaribbeanNew Mexico Judge Releases Jihadi Terrorist Camp Suspects Despite Pleas By Sheriff, FBILA Subway Becomes First In Nation To Deploy Portable Body ScannersThese People Lost One-Third Of Their Savings In A Single Week (Not In Crypto)Chile Catholic Episcopal Conference Raided In Pedophile Priest ProbeThe Internet Just Crowd-funded The Release Of 4,358 CIA Mind-C... more »

Trade war fuels Taiwanese producers' withdrawal from China

bilaterals.org - 14 hours ago
16-Aug-2018 Southeast Asia, India and even US benefit as increased taxes add to wage concerns.

Losing the Pacific: The futility of re-joining TPP

bilaterals.org - 14 hours ago
16-Aug-2018 Amid rising tensions in the US-China bilateral relationship and increasing fears of a now-realized trade war, President Donald Trump announced that he would consider rejoining the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

Cardiologist Dr. Jack Wolfson Reading List | Summer 2018

thedrswolfson at The Drs. Wolfson - 14 hours ago
I’ve been reading a lot this summer and here are some of my favorites: The Ultimate Guide to Red Light Therapy – a great read about how to use red and infrared light therapy for anti-aging, fat loss, muscle gain and more. Why We Sleep – this New York Times bestseller is a compelling and […] The post Cardiologist Dr. Jack Wolfson Reading List | Summer 2018 appeared first on The Drs. Wolfson.

Sometimes the police can't win for losing

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 14 hours ago
Calibre Press posted this video a few days ago. In an accompanying article, the author pointed out: Only one person should be talking to the witnesses and taking information—confidential information, as it is—from the victims. That person in this case, Officer Bartynski. No one else should inject themselves into the investigation. This is too much, it seems, for Rev. David Bullock. * . . .* I’m not going to detail everything Reverend Bullock said over the course of the video. But what I will say is that this is a sad state of affairs we’re in. Elites criticize peace officers... more »

Thursday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 14 hours ago
This and that for your Thursday reading. - Mike Konczal notes that a single-minded focus on shareholder wealth - exemplified by today's obsession with stock buybacks - has frozen workers out of any returns from economic development. And Anne Perkins writes about the outrageous gap between the pay of the luckiest CEOs and the rest of the workforce. - Meanwhile, Matthew Yglesias discusses Elizabeth Warren's plan to reconnect businesses to the societies which enable them to make their money, both by mandating social purposes and by ensuring worker representation in decision-making. ... more »

In Russia’s Footsteps? Turkey Dumps US Sovereign Debt as Political Rift Deepens

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 15 hours ago
In Russia’s Footsteps? Turkey Dumps US Sovereign Debt as Political Rift Deepens by https://sputniknews.com/ US Treasury reports previously showed that Russia has also drastically decreased its share in the US debt amid a deterioration of relations between the two countries and following a set of harsh sanctions imposed by Washington. – In June 2018, Turkey significantly […]

Turkey Crisis: Erdogan Vows to Boycott US Electronics

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 15 hours ago
Al Jazeera English Published on Aug 14, 2018 After days of heavy losses, the Turkish lira recovered some ground on Tuesday. But the row between Turkey and the United States seems to be escalating. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has now called for a boycott of American electronic products, in response to what he says is an […]

Scarier More Dangerous Market Crisis Blowing Up Now – John Rubino

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 15 hours ago
Scarier More Dangerous Market Crisis Blowing Up Now – John Rubino by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Financial writer John Rubino says the currency crisis happening in Turkey is a stark reason for owning something a government can’t print more of at will. Rubino points out, “The function of gold and silver is to protect you against government mismanagement […]

New column day

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 15 hours ago
Here, on the need for Canada to give effect to a right to housing in both law and policy - and the Libs' continued reticence in doing so. For further reading... - The open letter from the Canadian Alliance to End Homelessness and other groups and individuals calling for a right to housing is here (PDF), while CAEH also offers some background on the issue. And Terry Pedwell reported on the letter. - Meanwhile, Courtney Dickson reported on the justified concerns about the Libs' contest for Indigenous housing. - Finally, Duncan Cameron questions why anybody in Canada is lacking for ho... more »

More from Karl Grossman on space issues

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
More from journalism professor Karl Grossman in this The Real News interview. Karl, one of the founders of the Global Network in 1992, gives the organization a nice plug near the end of the video. Karl has been on the 'space case' since just after the NASA space shuttle Challenger explosion in 1986. He learned that the next mission of the Challenger was to carry deadly plutonium-238 on board. He wrote a story for The Nation about that and one of the members of the Florida Coalition for Peace & Justice (where I was working at the time) alerted me to the article. I called Karl a... more »

Plummeting August 16 Temperatures In The US

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 15 hours ago
On this date in 1936, the average maximum temperature in the US was 93 degrees, and two thirds of the US was over 90 degrees. Missouri, Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma were all over 110 degrees. August 16 afternoon temperatures have … Continue reading →

Plummeting Afternoon Temperatures In The Midwest

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 15 hours ago
Midwest afternoon temperatures have been declining for a century. Summer starts ten days later, and ends ten days earlier than it did a century ago. The percent of stations reaching 90 degrees has declined over the past century. The frequency … Continue reading →

Hogwash

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
Yesterday, Donald Trump revoked John Brennan's security clearance. In this morning's *New York Times*, Brennan fires back: Before, during and after its now infamous meddling in our last presidential election, Russia practiced the art of shaping political events abroad through its well-honed active measures program, which employs an array of technical capabilities, information operations and old-fashioned human intelligence spycraft. Electoral politics in Western democracies presents an especially inviting target, as a variety of politicians, political parties, media outlets, think... more »

Russia's S-500: How Putin Could Kill Air Force F-22s and B-2 Stealth Bombers?

TNI Staff at Test Feed Using Fields - 15 hours ago
*TNI Staff* *Security, Europe* Russia’s fearsome new S-500 air and missile defense system has apparently entered production—and is setting new records for missile engagement range. *Given the S-500’s advanced networking capabilities, some military analysts have suggested that the Russians might genuinely be able to engage stealth aircraft. Indeed, by networking multiple high-speed long wave radars such as the RLS Voronezh-DM and 1L119 Nebo SVU, it might be possible to generate a weapons quality track on an aircraft such as the F-22 or F-35. Sensor fusion has afforded militaries m... more »

China Wants to Shoot Down the U.S. Military in a War. Here’s How They Plan to Do It.

Dave Majumdar at Test Feed Using Fields - 15 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, Asia* Given the researchers’ description of the program, the new weapon system is likely to have a strong ballistic missile defense component. *The new weapon could be the HQ-19, which is an advanced ballistic missile defense variant of China’s existing HQ-9 air defense system. The existence of that weapon systems development program was first revealed in a 2016 U.S. Defense Department report on Chinese military capabilities.* China is developing a new generation of surface-to-air missile defenses, but details are scarce. What does seem apparent is tha... more »

Air Force to Arm F-15s, F-22s and F-35s with the Ultimate Weapon

Kris Osborn at Test Feed Using Fields - 15 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * The Air Force and DARPA are now testing new hardware and software configured to enable 4th-Generation aircraft to command drones from the cockpit in the air, bringing new levels of autonomy, more attack options and a host of new reconnaissance advantages to air warfare. The Air Force and DARPA are now testing new hardware and software configured to enable 4th-Generation aircraft to command drones from the cockpit in the air, bringing new levels of autonomy, more attack options and a host of new reconnaissance advantages to air warfare. Working with BAE... more »

The Unpleasant Truth About The 1941 Parachuting Of Rudolf Hess In England (II)

Sylvain LAFOREST at OrientalReview.org - 15 hours ago
There is no doubt that we are now deep into speculation about whatever proposal Hess made to England, but in reality, this wasn't the main point of his mission. And independently of the exact terms that were discussed, what was to happen next dissipates any cloud of mystery, be it thin or thick. The post The Unpleasant Truth About The 1941 Parachuting Of Rudolf Hess In England (II) appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Louisiana's beach-nesting birds are vulnerable, too | Opinion

Guest columnist at Louisiana Environment and Flood Control - 15 hours ago
Many bird species that nest along the coast number precariously in the low thousands in Louisiana.

Jefferson Parish faces 12 natural hazards; how many can you identify?

Drew Broach at Louisiana Environment and Flood Control - 15 hours ago
Floods and coastal erosion, sure, but earthquakes -- who knew?

After Calling Social Media ‘Menace to Society’ George Soros Now Buying Up Facebook & Twitter Shares

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: soros] After George Soros referred to social media as a "menace to society" the controversial billionaire had a change of heart and began buying it up. The post After Calling Social Media ‘Menace to Society’ George Soros Now Buying Up Facebook & Twitter Shares appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Deaf 76-year-old Woman Knocked Unconscious and Arrested Over Alleged Jaywalking

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: jaywalking] A 76-year-old deaf woman was accused of jaywalking by a California cop who then savagely attacked her for not understanding his commands. The post Deaf 76-year-old Woman Knocked Unconscious and Arrested Over Alleged Jaywalking appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
I have received a few emails on why is WNU's Military and Intelligence News Briefs and World News Briefs now only being posted at 17:00 EST and 18:00 EST. instead of 8:00 EST and 9:00 EST as it has been for the past few years. This is only temporary. I am still in summer-vacation mode, and I am limited in time (especially in the mornings). Everything will be back to normal time and posting in September.

In Pakistan’s Financial Crisis, an Opening for Chinese Lawfare

asukumar at Lawfare - 15 hours ago
Chinese cargo trucks awaiting Pakistan Customs clearance at Sost (Source: Wikimedia/Anthony Maw) Secretary of State Mike Pompeo argued last month that there was “no rationale” for allowing the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to divert “tax dollars” to Pakistan, since the IMF members’ funds, including that of the United States, would be used to bail out “China’s bondholders or China itself.” Pakistan is going through a grave financial crisis. Islamabad’s dollar reserves hover around $10 billion, barely enough to cover 100 days of imports. For Pompeo to use this moment to highligh... more »

Turkey's Foreign Minister: 'Ready To Talk About Everything' With US To Solve Disputes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Cavusoglu said Turkey was ready to discuss its issues with the US as long as there are no threats [Umit Bektas/Reuters] *Al Jazeera:* *Turkey 'ready to talk about everything' with US to solve disputes* *Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu adopts conciliatory tone but warns Ankara will accept 'no threatening, no dictating'.* Ankara, Turkey - Turkey has said it is willing to speak with the US to resolve an ongoing dispute between the two NATO allies, as the White House appeared to ratchet up pressure on Ankara. Speaking to a group of foreign ambassadors in Ankara on Wednesday evening,... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 15 hours ago
*Has brainwashing by the far-left gone too far?* Mamdouh AlMuhaini Well-known historian Niall Ferguson complains from the dominance of leftist ideas on American universities, especially on the faculties of history, political sciences and sociology. In a recent interview he lamentingly said he was so naïve because he thought talents, perseverance and efficiency are the standards of progress in academic work and in all other fields but he was wrong as he recently figured out that ideology is the most important factor. Those with a leftist ideology support one another and eliminate... more »

Russian President Putin Is To Meet North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un 'Soon'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Channel News Asia/AFP: **Putin ready to meet North Korea's Kim at 'early date': KCNA* SEOUL: Russian President Vladimir Putin is ready to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un "at an early date", the North's state media reported on Wednesday (Aug 15), amid a rapid diplomatic thaw on the peninsula. Putin invited Kim and the South's President Moon Jae-in in June to an economic forum in Vladivostok next month although it is not known whether the North Korean leader responded to the invitation. *Read more* .... *Update: *Vladimir Putin ready to meet Kim Jong-un to discuss 'urgent... more »

China And The U.S. Will Be Holding Lower-Level Trade Talks In Late August

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*CNN:** China: Trade talks with the US are back on* China says new talks with the United States are set to take place amid the trade war between the two economic superpowers. The Chinese Commerce Ministry announced Thursday that a delegation will travel to the United States later this month for talks. The visit is at the invitation of the United States, the ministry said in a short statement. Previous rounds of talks between the two countries failed to make much progress, resulting in the outbreak of a trade war that has already hurt businesses on both sides of the Pacific. The co... more »

F-22 Stealth Jets Are Now Simulating Dogfights With F-35 Warplanes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
An Air Force F-22 Raptor (left) flies with an F-35 Joint Strike Fighter over Florida. USAF Photo by Master Sgt. Jeremy T. Lock *Reuters:* *U.S. F-22 stealth jets simulate dogfights with Norway's F-35 warplanes* ORLAND AIR BASE, Norway (Reuters) - Two U.S. F-22 stealth fighter jets squared off in simulated dogfights with two of Norway’s expanding fleet of F-35 aircraft on Wednesday as part of an exercise aimed at strengthening the NATO alliance and increasing its deterrent power. The two U.S. F-22s are among 13 in Europe for a series of short-term deployments in places such as Gre... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Unexpected effects of climate change: worse food safety, more car wrecks* *I hate to be cliche but this study is comparing apples and oranges. It compares unusually hot days with permanently hot weather.I grew up in tropical Australia where our normal temperature range for most of the year was way higher than what Greenies fear for the rest of the world.Our tempertures were often in the 90s F. So were we lazybones who had lots of car crashes? We would have heard all about it if it were so but we did not and when I moved to more temperate climes people's behaviour see... more »

🔴EXTREMELY ARROGANT COP SMACKED DOWN By Her Own Law🔴

PTAblues at Roscoe Reports - 16 hours ago
Video starts at 1:21

“I’m Not A Racist, But I’m A Nationalist”: Why Sweden Faces A Historic Election Upset

Tyler Durden at The Duran - 16 hours ago
Sweden is set to have a political earthquake in September. The post “I’m Not A Racist, But I’m A Nationalist”: Why Sweden Faces A Historic Election Upset appeared first on The Duran.

The Turkish Emerging Market Timebomb

The Duran at The Duran - 16 hours ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's populist economic policies have finally caught up to him. The post The Turkish Emerging Market Timebomb appeared first on The Duran.

Why Scandinavia Isn’t Exceptional

The Duran at The Duran - 16 hours ago
Scandinavia is entirely unexceptional. The post Why Scandinavia Isn’t Exceptional appeared first on The Duran.

Pentagon Reporters Believe They Are Being Ignored Because Of Their Tough Coverage

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Chief Pentagon spokesperson Dana W. White and Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Kenneth F. McKenzie, the Joint Staff director, brief reporters at the Pentagon, April 5, 2018. DoD photo by Air Force Tech Sgt. Vernon Young Jr. *Politico:* *Pentagon punishes reporters over tough coverage* Coupled with eroding access to top Defense Department officials, Pentagon reporters say it's becoming increasingly difficult to provide critical information to Americans. The Pentagon’s top spokesperson was ostensibly seeking to make peace with the media when she headed down to the building’s press bullpen abou... more »

Zimbabwe's coup did not create democracy from dictatorship

Steven Feldstein, Frank and Bethine Church Chair of Public Affairs & Associate Professor, School of Public Service, Boise State University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 16 hours ago
Violence and uncertainty has followed Zimbabwe's first modern election without Robert Mugabe. That's not surprising: After 38 years of dictatorship, it takes more than a vote to build democracy.

Parole and probation have grown far beyond resources allocated to support them

Vincent Schiraldi, Co-Director, Columbia University Justice Lab, Senior Research Scientist, Columbia School of Social Work, Columbia University at Politics + Society – The Conversation- 16 hours ago
Programs that allow individuals to be supervised in the community instead of in prison are growing in a way that is not sustainable and is contributing to mass incarceration rather than relieving it.

Charlottesville belies racism's deep roots in the North

Jeanne Theoharis, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Brooklyn College at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 16 hours ago
One year after Charlottesville's white supremacist march, US racism is seen primarily as a Southern-grown problem. But Jim Crow laws started in the North, which has a long history of systemic racism.

Brazil’s Tourism Sector Surging in First Half of 2018

Nelson Belen at The Rio Times - 16 hours ago
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Despite political uncertainty and well-publicized security concerns, according to Brazil’s Ministry of Tourism, tourism numbers in Brazil are up for the first half of 2018, with both inbound tourism and tourist spending showing increases compared to a year earlier. The number of foreign tourists in […]

‘Samba Que Elas Querem’ Celebrate One-Year Anniversary Thursday

Jack Arnhold at The Rio Times - 16 hours ago
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Thursday (August 16th) at 6PM, the all-female samba roda (samba circle) ‘Samba Que Elas Querem’ celebrate their one-year anniversary with a free performance on the streets of central Rio, at Banca do André, Rua Pedro Lessa, next to Avenida Rio Branco in Cinelândia. While […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Thursday, August 16, 2018

Jack Arnhold at The Rio Times - 16 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Thursday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. LIVE: Carlos Malta @ Audio Rebel (Botafogo) – One of the leading names in Brazilian instrumental music pays tribute to Elis Regina in a unique performance at Botafogo’s Audio Rebel. […]

Russia’s upgraded strategic bomber to get hypersonic missiles

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
Russia’s modernized Tu-22M3M strategic bombers will be capable of carrying Kh-32 cruise missiles, and also hypersonic weapons, Head of the Federation Council Defense Committee, former Aerospace Force Commander Viktor Bondarev said on Thursday. “The range of weapons that can be carried onboard will be expanded: the planes are being adapted for being furnished with modern […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Large Syrian Army convoy heads to northwest Syria for Idlib offensive (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – A large Syrian Arab Army (SAA) convoy was filmed heading towards the northwestern province of Hama yesterday. According to the Tiger Forces, this large Syrian Arab Army convoy belonged to their division; they were previously deployed in southern Syria. The convoy traveled from the southern province of Daraa to the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

[Graphic 18+] ISIS terrorists mowed down by Syrian forces while attempting to escape Al-Safa Mountain

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:05 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) attempted to breakout of the Al-Safa Mountain in eastern Sweida for the fourth time in the last 48 hours. The Islamic State attempted their breakout last night, striking the Syrian Arab Army’s 1st Division at the northern slope of this large mountain. However, the attempted breakout […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army launches powerful attack across Idlib province

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 P.M.) – For the third day in a row, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has heavily attacked the jihadist rebels inside the Idlib Governorate. Units from the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th and 11th divisions began their attack in the Hama province’s northern countryside, destroying a number of jihadist dens near the towns […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Yemeni Defense Minister accuses Iran of supplying missiles to Houthis

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
The Yemeni deputy defense minister Abdel Kader al-Amudi has accused Iran of supplying ballistic missiles to the Houthi movement and assisting the rebels in modernizing old rockets. “Iran is directly involved in the ongoing war. Tehran supplies the Houthis with ballistic missiles and helps them to improve those missiles that were previously used by the Yemeni army, which have now come into the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Door to reconciliation is open to all in Idlib, except terrorists: Syrian minister

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Minister for Reconciliation, Dr. ‘Ali Haidar, stated on Wednesday morning that people living in Idlib are welcome to reconcile with the government. “The door is open to all in Idlib who choose to reconcile with the government, except terrorists that possess extremist ideologies,” Dr. Haidar said. The veteran […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army hammers jihadist positions in northern Hama

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:15 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army launched another powerful attack inside the Hama Governorate this week, targeting the jihadist positions near the Idlib axis. Led by their 11th Tank Division, the Syrian Arab Army unleashed a flurry of missiles towards the jihadist-held towns in northern Hama this morning. According to a field […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Want To See Trump Impeached?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
The *Weekly Standard* is a neo-con Republican publication founded by News Corp (Rupert Murdoch) in 1995. Many of their top writers are conservative ant-Trumpers. I'll bet some of them were watching Trump's favorite TV show Wednesday morning, *Fox and Friends*, when Brian Kilmeade explained how Omarosa "out-smarted" the obsessed Trump. Remember, while normal heads of state are dealing with issues of war and peace and issues impacting the lives of their countrymen, Trump is fighting childish twitter wars with random imbeciles like himself. Since he managed to worm his way into the ... more »

Coral Bleaching Just As Bad In 18thC

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood A new study finds that coral bleaching on the Great Barrier Reef is nothing new. From the Evening Express: Large-scale coral bleaching has raised concern about the future of the ecosystems and the impact their loss could have on biodiversity. The fact that we are seeing an increase in bleaching even […]

Stormzy launches Cambridge scholarship for black students per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
The BBC approvingly report: 'Stormzy has announced that he will fund two black British students to go to the University of Cambridge. The Stormzy Scholarship will pay for tuition fees and provide a maintenance grant for up to four years of an undergraduate course. ... To be eligible for this year's Stormzy Scholarship, applicants must be of black ethnicity and have an offer to study at Cambridge.' More here https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/newsbeat-45206266 I wonder how the BBC would report a scholarship that was open to only white applicants or even worse, only Jewish applications.... more »

JFK: Another vision for space

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 17 hours ago
One more likely reason that JFK was assassinated by the military industrial complex. At the time of his killing JFK was reaching out to Cuba to normalize relations; had made a largely ignored speech at American University in Washington DC calling for full nuclear disarmament; was carrying on secret personal correspondence with Nikita Khrushchev (leader of the Soviet Union); and had issued orders to prepare to withdraw US troops from Vietnam after his reelection. It's all documented in this hugely important book entitled 'JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died & Why it Matters' by ... more »

Because : Science

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 17 hours ago

Global Warming Finally Located

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 17 hours ago
La Jolla, California scientists have finally located global warming, right under their noses. 81-degree reading likely sets record for highest temperature ever measured in California waters – SFGate This remarkable find required all the skill of finding a needle in … Continue reading →

Why Taiwan's New Apache Helicopter Brigade Won't Stop China

Michael Peck at Test Feed Using Fields - 17 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, Asia* The ultimate question is whether 29 helicopters will change the balance of power between China and Taiwan, or whether the Apaches are largely symbolic. With great fanfare, Taiwan has recently activated a brigade of U.S.-made AH-64E Apache attack helicopters. The 601st Air Cavalry Brigade is equipped with 29 Boeing AH-64Es in a $1.9 billion sale by the Obama administration in 2011. Though the deal was denounced by China, the 30 helicopters (one crashed into a building during a 2014 training flight) were delivered in 2013 and 2014, and the two Apache... more »

Why Trump is not getting rid of the fake “warming” metrics

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 17 hours ago
When Trump got into office and sceptics finally got a say in the government of the US, I made strenuous efforts to try to get them to invest in temperature measurements so that we could finally get a measure of … Continue reading →

Not just a moral or public relations crisis, but a criminal crisis

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 17 hours ago
I didn't write more yesterday about the latest child sex abuse scandal - "scandal": what a pathetically inadequate word! - to hit the Catholic Church. The reality was too stomach-churning for me - or anyone in his or her right mind - to face. Nevertheless, I've returned to reading more of the Pennsylvania report, and other people's views and comments on it. I think there's an aspect of this situation that isn't being properly addressed. The Catholic Church is already trying to "spin" this as a public relations crisis rather than anything more. Efforts are being made to minimiz... more »

Oil firms use secretive court hearing in bid to stop Vietnam taxing their profits

bilaterals.org - 18 hours ago
16-Aug-2018 ConocoPhillips and Perenco try to stop £140m levy from sale of oilfields in key case for tax avoidance by multinationals.

Des avancées pour les futurs accords d'investissements de l'UEBL ?

bilaterals.org - 18 hours ago
16-Aug-2018 Une analyse de la note au Gouvernement wallon de juin 2018 concernant les traités d'investissement de l'UEBL, adoptée en parallèle du traité UEBL-Panama.

Chicken woman has a lesson on fowl play for SA

bilaterals.org - 18 hours ago
16-Aug-2018 The EU threatens now and again to force Cameroon to open its markets, given its status as a signatory to the Economic Partnership Agreement.

Mexico unsure if it will finish NAFTA talks with US in August

bilaterals.org - 18 hours ago
16-Aug-2018 Mexico's economy minister said that Mexico and the United States may not meet an August goal to finish bilateral talks to revamp the NAFTA trade deal, which is beset by disagreements over automobile trade rules and other issues.

Japan and Peru agree to seek early implementation of TPP

bilaterals.org - 18 hours ago
16-Aug-2018 Japan has already completed its domestic procedures to ratify the pact and Peru is in the midst of its own ratification process.

Gold Reserve provides Venezuela update

bilaterals.org - 18 hours ago
16-Aug-2018 Gold Reserve Inc. received Venezuelan government bonds with an estimated current market value of approximately US$88.5 million.

JB Handley Deconstructing the "Hot Spots" Hoax from Pharma shill Dr. Peter Hotez

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
JB Handley is on a tear. And that's great, unless he has you in his sights. We invite you to bookmark his blog here. And make sure you order his debut book, How to End the Autism Epidemic today, available...

Nurse in Samoa Charge with Manslaughter Post Vaccine Deaths

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
Minister of Health We're following this case in Samoa - two children died after receiving MMR vaccination. A nurse has been charged - but it's unclear what she did. From the article, In this tragic case, vaccinologists say they believe...

A New Malaysia? #3: reform roadblocks with Bridget Welsh & Shamsul AB

New Mandala at New Mandala - 19 hours ago
Two leading scholars on the ideological and institutional legacies Pakatan Harapan inherits from the BN regime. The post A New Malaysia? #3: reform roadblocks with Bridget Welsh & Shamsul AB appeared first on New Mandala.

Japan record high temperatures due to urban heat sinks

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 19 hours ago
“It turns out that the record temperature that the media like the Times got all excited about has little to do with global warming, but likely a lot more with the urban heat island effect, where nearby asphalt, steel and … Continue reading →

Trump EPA Proposal Revealed By Proponent As Means Of Avoiding Nuclear Operating Costs; Cleanup Costs & Evac After Nuclear Disaster – Comment By Tonight 11:59 PM ET

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 19 hours ago
Comment by tonight, 1159 US Eastern Time (NY-DC time zone) https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=EPA-HQ-OA-2018-0259 Docket ID: EPA-HQ-OA-2018-0259 The Trump administration is setting up … Continue reading →

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LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
*Oscar Mike Golf* - A friend of mine who is not liberal at his core but he has a lot of leftie friends began a rant to me about how the Mojave Desert is hotter than ever before. It kicked off a discussion about man-caused climate change. I pointed out that 10,000 years ago the same spot was under an ice sheet and 20,000 yers ago it was under 500 feet of ocean. If somebody else talks about global warming to me, I'm going to hurl my cookies on their shoes (or Birkenstocks, as the case may be). Al Gore predicted that polar bears would be extinct by 2018 and they're doing fine - and th... more »

Saudi police allegedly exchanged fire with Daesh supporter near Riyadh

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
A spokesman for the Saudi Interior Ministry said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabian authorities exchanged fire with a man who harbors “Islamic State ideology” in al-Bukayriyah City, which is about a three-and-one-half-hour drive outside the capital, Riyadh. The man was “neutralized” by authorities, according to the Saudi Press Agency. The assailant was wearing what appeared to be a […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Massive blast rocks Idlib after HTS ammo depot explodes

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – A massive blast rocked Idlib city last night after an ammo depot belonging to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham exploded. According to pro-opposition activists, the blast took place at a Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham ammo depot that was located near the governor’s mansion in Idlib’s city-center. The total number of casualties as a […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkish military prepares to setup security checkpoints along strategic Syrian highway

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – A large convoy of Turkish supply trucks were seen traveling to the Idlib countryside from the Hatay province on Wednesday morning. According to opposition activists, the Turkish supply trucks were transporting armored cabins to several areas along the Idlib-Aleppo Highway (M-5 Highway). The armored cabins will be placed along the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Houthi forces launch ballistic missile at Saudi military base in Najran

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT ,LEBANON (8:25 A.M.) – The Houthi forces fired a ballistic missile at a Saudi military camp in the Najran region last night. According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their rocket battalion fired a Badr-1 ballistic missile at a military camp in the Al-Wajib area of the Najran region. Per usual, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkish forces kill high ranking PKK commander in Iraq

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
Turkish forces “neutralized” a senior member of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is listed as a terrorist organization in Turkey, during an operation in Iraqi Sinjar, the Turkish general staff said on Wednesday. “Ismail Ozden, a member of the PKK executive committee and the terrorist group’s senior figure in Sinjar… was eliminated during an […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

ISIS asks for ceasefire in east Sweida as Syrian troops advance (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 A.M.) – After three unsuccessful attempts to breakout of the Al-Safa Canyon in east Sweida, the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) has asked for a ceasefire with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). A source from the Syrian Arab Army told Al-Masdar last night that the Islamic State asked for a ceasefire to discuss […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Palestine: Abbas vows to fight Israel to point of ‘cutting own flesh’

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
The President of the Palestinian Authority Mahmoud Abbas vowed to confront ‘the Israeli practices that continue to take over the land’ during the 29th round of the Palestinian Central Council in Ramallah on Wednesday. “We meet today in this new Central Council, with the aim of evaluating the situations in which our people are going […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkish military vows to confront Syrian Army in Idlib, Hama provinces

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M.) – The Turkish military sent a delegation to visit several towns in northern Hama and southern Idlib on Wednesday, opposition activists reported via social media. According to these activists, the Turkish delegation met with the residents in these towns to discuss the latest developments around southern Idlib and northern Hama. The […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

The Forgotten Tale of How Allied Bombers Chased a German Sub to Its Doom

Sebastien Roblin at Test Feed Using Fields - 21 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *History, * Spanish divers have re-discovered the wreck of Nazi submarine 'U-966' In June 2018, Spanish media reported that divers Anxi González Roca and Eduardo Losada and naval historian Yago Abilleira had re-discovered the wreck Nazi submarine *U-966 *off Estaca de Bares in the Galician region on the northwestern tip of Spain. The divers found debris scattered across a wide area at depths ranging from 18 to 26 meters. Roca told the periodical *El Pais* that they had searched for years in the famously rough waters of Estaca de Bares, before being tipped off a... more »

Qanon - Gmail drafts supported Global criminality

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
As I posted a long time ago, the pedophilia conspiracy is the sole stable conspiracy. For that reason it morphed into the NWO as well and all this has been sustained for generations plausibly tracking back to the seventeenth century when it was still possible to draw on older satanic lore. What now becomes obvious is that the take down of the NWO is only a side benefit of taking down the global pedophile network. All the activity i have been reporting on is aimed first at the pedophiles. This was a bit of a surprise at first but it is also inevitable. Read these items just ... more »

Get The Champagne Out" - The Longest Bull Market Of All Time

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
What was missing for most of this secular bull market was reinvestment in the USA. Most of those investment dollars were clearly going offshore not least because of Obama Administration policy initiatives and promotion of the regulatory State. The corporations were doing fine, just elsewhere.This also explains just how easy it was for Trump to succeed in Jaw boning the USA economy back into a robust health. The Global economy has been expanding and will continue to do so because the whole global population is fully monetizing and accessing cell phone banking. It is the USA wh... more »

Revolving Door: How Security Clearances Perpetuate Top-Level Corruption in the United States

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
What has changed is that all these folks now have their communications recorded and actively tracked. The prime reason that these clearances have not been revoked is because all these fine chaps are been actively investigated for serious crimes. Just because it is obvious, does not mean that we have the whole story. Add in the continuing provocation of the so called Mueller investigation whose sole achievement to date has been to act as a stalking horse for Clinton wrong doing and you may have a clue as to what is really happening. The whole world now understands the depth ... more »

After 50 years, the patient victims of Leftist oppression finally begin to resist

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
In 2016, after been conned for essentially seven whole presidential terms by candidates who paid lip service to their intent, took a long chance on the only candidate who showed up that was clearly no friend of the increasingly visible DEEP STATE. Even Reagan was forced to make a devil's deal to keep the peace and thus accepted George Bush as his VP. That kept the peace while he rebuilt the economy and the military in order to take down the USSR. DEEP STATE interests then coincided. Reagan was the last president in concert with George Bush to be full briefed regarding our Gravit... more »

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 22 hours ago
*by Noah* Way back in 1973, conservative President Richard Nixon's Environmental Protection Agency's (Let that one sink in. He created it.My how times have changed!) Clean Air Act banned most spray asbestos products that had been used for fireproofing and insulation after it was found to be causing serious lung and respiratory ailments, including Mesothelioma, lung cancer and other chronic respiratory conditions. 3 years later, in 1976, the Toxic Substances Control Act gave the EPA the authority to restrict the use of certain toxic materials such as asbestos, radon, and brain-dama... more »

Ecuador: The False Lenin

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 22 hours ago
This endangers ALBA’s unity and overall cohesiveness as a stabilizing force of multipolar change in the continent, and it also represents an unexpected historical quirk because of how counterintuitive it is that a man named after Lenin would so closely collaborate with America on this neo-imperial scheme. The post Ecuador: The False Lenin appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Cuba Claims Justin Trudeau Is Fidel Castro’s Son

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
A suicide note by Fidel Castro's son claims Canadian premier Justin Trudeau is his half-brother

The Illuminati’s Strategy of Tension

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
The Illuminati have used terror to destabilize society for decades.

London Terror Suspect Named as Sudanese Migrant Salih Khater

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
The suspect has no known ties to militants or any political affiliations. So what made his do what he did?

Beijing Responds with Their Own Tariffs. US-China Trade

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
A trade dispute between China and the U.S. is turning into a trade war. Will it escalate still further into a military confrontation?

Decoding Magic and Kabbalah

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
Mark Windows and Windows on the World explore the Kabbalah and Jewish mysticism

US FY 2019 Defense Budget Becomes Law

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
An overview of the 2019 Defense Budget and how its $716 billion will be spent

US Sanctions Foster Emergence of Multipolar World

Arkady Savitsky at The Duran - 22 hours ago
US sanctions negatively affect the economies of the targeted countries, but they also push the nations hit by them to move closer to each other. The post US Sanctions Foster Emergence of Multipolar World appeared first on The Duran.

These Are The Coffee Brands That Fuel The US Military

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Military Times:* *Sweet, sweet java — these are the coffee brands that fuel the US military* The secret to the United States military won’t be found locked inside a room at the Pentagon nor encrypted on a secure network behind a firewall. It’s found in mugs on messy workstations, in the hands of a sailor half-asleep just off of watch and brewed in chow halls all over the globe. It’s coffee. “If the Taliban or al-Qaida ever poisoned the coffee supply, the entire military would be combat ineffective in less than a day,” Richard Siemion, a former Army infantry officer and combat ve... more »

Stories floating in the air

Keith at musingsofanoldfart - 23 hours ago
Between the US President and his three prominent spokes people, Sean Hannity, Sarah Huckabee-Sanders and Rudy Guiliani, there are numerous stories about what happened, what was said, what was tweeted, etc. floating around in the air. The mercurial President lives … Continue reading →

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
#UPDATE Italy's government blamed the firm that operated the collapsed Genoa bridge for the disaster that killed at least 39 people, as it announced a state of emergency in the city https://t.co/BuebemnVcg — AFP news agency (@AFP) August 15, 2018 Taliban overruns another base in north as it withdraws from Ghazni City - https://t.co/1cqdUtqa0f pic.twitter.com/Am4XVuUEXk — Long War Journal (@LongWarJournal) August 15, 2018 French drone-busters at Jordan's Prince Hassan Air Base https://t.co/DwzhXsrGVZ pic.twitter.com/FXjPhT1cS4 — Jeremy Binnie (@JeremyBinnie) August 15, 2018 Myste... more »

Fund Manager: Gold & Silver Being Hit Like In 2008 To Cover-Up Impending Global Financial Crisis

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Fund Manager: Gold & Silver Being Hit Like In 2008 To Cover-Up Impending Global Financial Crisis by https://www.silverdoctors.com/ Dave Kranzler provides a very critical update today on what is going on with gold, silver, and the broader markets. Here are the details… – by Dave Kranzler of Investment Research Dynamics In 2008, gold was taken from $1020 to $700 […]

CONTAGION: Why Turkey Could Gobble Up the World by Lynette Zang

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
ITM Trading Streamed live 5 hours ago Turkey boasts the fourteenth largest economy and they’ve had easy access to global debt markets. If that debt were issued in terms of lira, no problem, it could be paid off with cheaper lira. Unfortunately, roughly $450bn of that debt was issued in terms of other fiat currencies, with […]

US Looking to Counter Russia and China in North Atlantic

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
RT America Published on Aug 15, 2018 A new report says Russia and China are stepping up activity in the North Atlantic. This has the navy looking for ways to prepare and counter this movement. Earlier this year the US military announced a new strategy to counter China and Russia. Much of this strategy is classified […]

US-Turkey Get Deeper into Tariff Spat Over American Pastor Detention

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
RT Published on Aug 15, 2018 Turkey has slapped tariff hikes on certain American products including cars and alcohol. The Turkish vice president called it a response to US attacks on Turkey’s economy. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9cf9 end

This Mother of All False Flag Attacks Is the Globalist End Game for Humanity

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
This Mother of All False Flag Attacks Is the Globalist End Game for Humanity by Dave Hodges, http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/ Mike Adams and several others in the Independent Media has postulated that a major false flag will following the silencing of the Independent Media. I believe there will be a false flag to silence the alt right media. […]

‘He Was Armed with Bandages’: Israeli Forces Kill Second Palestinian Paramedic During Great March of Return

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
‘He Was Armed with Bandages’: Israeli Forces Kill Second Palestinian Paramedic During Great March of Return by Ahmad Kabariti, https://mondoweiss.net/ It seems that the killing of paramedic Razan al-Najjar in June by an Israeli snipers was not a tragic one-time occurrence. Her colleague, Abdullah al-Qatati, joined her on Friday, hours after a truce brokered by Egypt […]

Robot Sailors Are Coming to Navy Aircraft Carriers

Michael Peck at Test Feed Using Fields - 23 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, * As for aircraft carriers, the thought of machines running one of the most dangerous weapons in the world is not necessarily reassuring. But that day may be coming. There are few places more busy and stressful than the deck of an aircraft carrier. That's because a carrier is an airport planted on top of a ship. A U.S. *Nimitz*-class carrier is longer than three football fields, but that's a lot less acreage than even a regional airport on land. Still, a carrier has to be to launch, recover and prep jet aircraft, and do so quickly and efficiently. That... more »

Watch This Massive C-5M Super Galaxy Land Without Its Nose Gear

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Popular Mechanics:* *Watch a Massive C-5M Super Galaxy Land Without Its Nose Gear* *An extremely skillful landing.* A C-5M Super Galaxy landed without its nose gear at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland a few months ago, the first incident of its kind in years. Now, there's footage of the incident. The C-5 was on a routine training mission over the Alamo City when it came in for a landing on March 15 with a crew of 11 on board. The flight was a training mission that involved pilots, flight engineers and loadmasters. The crew discovered the nose landing gear wasn’t lowering while p... more »

Was a ‘Muslim Extremist’ Granted Bail by a ‘Liberal Democrat’ Judge After Training Children to Shoot Up Schools?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 23 hours ago
Despite Internet outrage saying otherwise, New Mexico "compound" defendant Siraj Ibn Wahhaj has not been released on bond, because he is being held on an out-of-state warrant.

Trump EPA Proposal Re Dose-Response Analysis Is Inappropriate And Not Scientifically Based Say Epidemiologists – Comment By Thursday Night 11:59 PM Eastern Time

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 day ago
There is still time to comment by Thursday night, 1159 US Eastern Time (NY-DC time zone). It becomes public record … Continue reading →

Trump EPA/NRC: Spreading the Italian Triangle of Death to America? Refuse Omertà. Comment By Thursday Night 11:59 PM ET

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 day ago
Originally posted on Mining Awareness + : Why, and by what right, has a “researcher”, Giovanni Pagano, from Italy’s “Triangle of Death”, put…

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russian multi-purpose Su-27 fighter aircrafts during demonstration flights on open house day in the aviation regiment of the South-Eastern Military District in honor of the 105th anniversary of the Russian Air Force. © Sputnik / Vitaliy Timkiv *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *Flying High: Day-to-Day Life of Russia's Air Forces *(Sputnik).

The Russians Are Coming, The Russians Are Coming

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 1 day ago
Democrats are terrified by tiny CO2 molecules, straws, free speech, guns, the US Constitution, cows, Russians, and almost everything else.

What If This Happened Now?

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 1 day ago
This week in 1969, Hurricane Camille hit the Gulf Coast with 200 MPH winds, about 3X the wind speed of Hurricane Sandy at landfall. This was right at the beginning of the global cooling scare. 18 Mar 1970 – FURNACE … Continue reading →

Venezuela Cracks Down On Its Military After Drone Attack On Maduro

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Military support is key to Maduro maintaining power in the crises-ravaged country [Marco Bello/Reuters] *DW:* *Venezuela military officers arrested over drone attack on Maduro* A National Guard general and a colonel have been detained in Venezuela over an attempt to kill President Nicolas Maduro with drones, officials said. The authorities claim some of the remaining suspects hide in the US. Authorities in Venezuela have arrested two high-ranking military officers over the alleged assassination attempt on President Nicolas Maduro, bringing the total number of detained suspects to 1... more »