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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

18 October - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

3:20 am MDT  10 - 19



Journal: Publish here, and we’ll pay you $500

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
A new journal is offering something we’ve never seen before: A cash reward to corresponding authors of papers it publishes. Normally, in the case of open-access journals, researchers have to pay article processing charges (APCs). But Minimally Invasive Surgical Oncology, an open-access journal launched at the end of last year, flips the typical narrative — […] The post Journal: Publish here, and we’ll pay you $500 appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Did a Drag Queen in a ‘Demonic’ Outfit Read a Sexually Explicit Book to Children at a Public Library?

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 16 hours ago
Right-wing web sites used alarmist language and false claims to describe a reading event at a California library.

Wind Power In India

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From the “Wouldn’t it be nice if we were all like China and India” Dept: India has ranked consistently in the top 5 markets globally in terms of total installed wind capacity for most this decade. During 2016, India set a new national record with 3.6 GW of […]

A Slightly Different Way To Look At The Races Blue America Is Involved With So Far This Cycle: DACA

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Courtesy of USC's Center for the Study of Immigrant Integration, we've looked at the Numbers of DACA recipients in each district where we have an endorsee and where we have a candidate far along in the vetting process. We also noted the annual GDP loss in each district that would result in the deportation of the DACA workers. This is a very big issue in Texas, as you might guess from looking at the stats. Top of the list is *Jason Westin's* Houston district. Look at those figures! This morning Westin told us that "Ending DACA would have an enormous negative impact on Houston, and ... more »

Putin, Netanyahu discuss Syria and Iran

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, discussing the Syria issue, the situation surrounding Iran’s nuclear program and the results of the referendum in Iraqi Kurdistan, the Kremlin press service said in a statement. “There was a thorough discussion of ways to resolve the Syrian crisis, the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Special report: Complete footage of Syrian Army’s Deir Ezzor operation

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – Russia’s ANNA TV released a special report this week that highlights the Syrian Arab Army’s operations in the Deir Ezzor Governorate from the dates of September 9th to September 24th. For over an hour, the ANNA TV footage shows the Syrian Army liberating several areas in Deir Ezzor, while also […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

General Zahreddine’s body arrives in Damascus

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:50 P.M.) – The body of the late Major General Zahreddine has arrived in Damascus after being flown from the Deir Ezzor Governorate in eastern Syria. While full details about his funeral have not been released, it is believed that his body will be transported to his ancestral village of Tarba in the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Major Al-Nusra stronghold near Israeli border almost captured by Syrian Army

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – In their ongoing Beit Jinn offensive operation near the Israeli border, pro-government forces are now on the verge of liberating a key stronghold used by Al-Qaeda-linked militants of the Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra). Today, the Syrian Arab Army, supported by local fighters from the National Defence Forces, struck […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Turkey: Twelve injured in bomb attack on police bus in Mersin – reports

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 A.M.) – Twelve people were reportedly injured in a bomb attack on a police bus in the southern Turkish province of Mersin, Tuesday. Footage shows emergency services at the scene of the blast which was cordoned off by security forces. No group has claimed responsibility for the attack. Source: RT Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Analysis, Reaction, And Commentary On The 19th National Congress Of The Communist Party Of China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Tom Phillips, The Guardian*: *Xi Jinping tests eyelids – and bladders – with three-and-a-half hour speech* Some call Xi Jinping a Chinese Putin. Others a 21st-century Mao. On Wednesday morning he was China’s Hugo Chávez, testing his comrades’ eyelids – and their bladders – with a three-and-a-half hour, 65-page sermon in which he outlined his brave new vision for the Communist party, and the world. “The Chinese dream is a dream about history, the present and the future,” Xi declared towards the end of his unexpectedly long-winded address to the opening of China’s 19th party congr... more »

The 19th National Congress Of The Communist Party Of China Opens In Beijing -- News Updates October 18, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Reuters*: *China's Xi lays out vision for 'new era' led by 'still stronger' Communist Party* BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday laid out a confident vision for a more prosperous nation and its role in the world, stressing the importance of wiping out corruption and curbing industrial overcapacity, income inequality and pollution. Opening a critical Communist Party congress, Xi pledged to build a “modern socialist country” for a “new era” that will be proudly Chinese and steadfastly ruled by the party but open to the world. Although his wide-ranging ad... more »

What Will Be the Legacy of Xi Jinping's Power Play in China?

Sourabh Gupta at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Sourabh Gupta* *Politics, Asia* The origins of the CCP’s institutionalisation of power competition and orderly succession owes to the foresight of Deng Xiaoping’s early political reforms. In 2007, as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) was preparing to convene its 17th National Congress in Beijing, the names of two Lis were making the rounds as favourites to be anointed leaders-in-waiting of the party’s Fifth Generation. They were Liaoning Party chief Li Keqiang and Jiangsu Party chief Li Yuanchao. Newly appointed Party chief of Shanghai, Xi Jinping, was not expected to contend. ... more »

Want to Increase Your Property Values? Try a Nuclear War

Robert Beckhusen at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Robert Beckhusen* *Security, * ‘60s-era nuclear war study argued survivors would become wealthier—relatively speaking. Ever wonder what nuclear Armageddon would do to real-estate prices? How hard would it be to buy a tank of gas if Houston, Texas were suddenly struck by an atom bomb? Which fallout shelter is the most cost-effective? All these questions and more were considered by Washington during the Cold War. Some tend to think of nuclear attacks as the end of humanity. But the truth is that a lot of people and infrastructure would survive. This fact led to ghoulish studies ... more »

Here Is Who Really Pays the Most Taxes in America

Walter E. Williams at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Walter E. Williams* *Politics, North America* IRS data has some interesting revelations. Politicians exploit public ignorance. Few areas of public ignorance provide as many opportunities for political demagoguery as taxation. Today some politicians argue that the rich must pay their fair share and label the proposed changes in tax law as tax cuts for the rich. Let’s look at who pays what, with an eye toward attempting to answer this question: Are the rich paying their fair share? According to the latest IRS data, the payment of income taxes is as follows. The top 1 percent of i... more »

America Is Finally Starting to Take Space Seriously (Could It Lead to Star Wars?)

Malcolm Davis at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Malcolm Davis* *Security, North America* Washington is seeking to strengthen the safety, stability, sustainability and resilience of U.S. space activities. The last couple of weeks have been big ones for space in the US. Vice President Pence chaired the newly re-formed US National Space Council, the peak body for charting US space policy, which had lain moribund under the previous Obama administration. The key news for the military was that a full-scale strategic review of space warfare was underway, headed by National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster. The review is reportedly se... more »

Is America Headed for Trouble with Iran and North Korea?

Joseph Cirincione, Harry J. Kazianis at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Joseph Cirincione, Harry J. Kazianis* *Security, Middle East* [image: Members of Iranian armed forces march during a parade in Tehran] Video: Ploughshares Fund president Joseph Cirincione and the Center for the National Interest’s Harry Kazianis stare into the abyss. *Editor's Note**: In our latest Facebook Live interview (please like our **Facebook page** to see more of these events) **Harry* *Kazianis**, Director of Defense studies at the Center for the National Interest, and **Joseph Cirincione**, president of Ploughshares Fund, discuss the prospects of war with Iran and Nort... more »

The opposition research firm responsible for the Russian dossier refuses to comply with subpoena from Devin Nunes.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 16 hours ago
Firm behind explosive Trump-Russia dossier blasts Devin Nunes — and refuses to comply with his subpoena https://t.co/FNA6k5J1el — Raw Story (@RawStory) October 16, 2017 Courtesy of Business Insider: *The founders of the opposition-research firm that produced the dossier alleging ties between President Donald Trump's campaign team and Russia will invoke constitutional privileges and decline to testify before the House Intelligence Committee, their attorney wrote in a letter obtained by Business Insider on Monday. * *"We cannot in good conscience do anything but advise our clients... more »

Insider Reveals How the Opioid Crime Network Operates

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - The murderous network is addicting, maiming, and killing Americans in huge numbers. The post Insider Reveals How the Opioid Crime Network Operates appeared first on Waking Times.

RT provider off-air in Palestine after Israeli regime takes down Palestinian broadcasters

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 16 hours ago
This move is another blow to free speech and the freedom of information. More The post RT provider off-air in Palestine after Israeli regime takes down Palestinian broadcasters appeared first on The Duran.

George Soros prepares for all out war. Pours $18 billion of his own cash into his Open Society Foundations

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 16 hours ago
George Soros has transferred billions into his Open Society Foundation. More The post George Soros prepares for all out war. Pours $18 billion of his own cash into his Open Society Foundations appeared first on The Duran.

BREAKING: Senate Judiciary Committee launches probe into Russian nuclear bribery case

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 16 hours ago
Will Hillary Clinton finally be locked up? More The post BREAKING: Senate Judiciary Committee launches probe into Russian nuclear bribery case appeared first on The Duran.

WSJ: Former chief strategist to Bill Clinton thinks ‘Russia Facebook Ads’ story is a complete joke

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 16 hours ago
One final nail in the ridiculous "Russian Facebook Ads" election story. More The post WSJ: Former chief strategist to Bill Clinton thinks ‘Russia Facebook Ads’ story is a complete joke appeared first on The Duran.

New favorite lower-cost wood grips for handguns

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 17 hours ago
I recently tried a pair of Pachmayr Renegade wood laminate grips on one of my snubnose revolvers. I liked them so much, I've just ordered another pair, and I daresay I'll be "re-gripping" a number of my revolvers with them. They look very attractive, and are usually available in plain or checkered form. Here's a composite image, showing one of each style sized to fit a snubnose revolver. The smooth finish is *very* smooth, and seems to be finished in polyurethane. The combination can be slippery if your hand is wet; but that's not been a problem for me, since I make sure to... more »

Wednesday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 17 hours ago
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. - Drew Brown discusses how the Libs' claim to represent - or even understand - the interests of Canada's middle class is disappearing. And Steven Chase and Robert Fife expose Bill Morneau's broken promise to set up a blind trust for his assets while he makes decisions which will affect their value, while the Canadian Press reports that the consulting firm bearing Morneau's name (and in which he still holds a stake) will profit from the unwinding of Sears' pension plan. - Paul Finch, Jared Melvin and Harpinder Sandhu suggest that lan... more »

Urban Legend: Drilled Wire

Snopes Staff at Snopes.com - 17 hours ago
A competitor one-ups a company proud of their new ultra-ithin wire by drilling a hole through it.

The Book Nook: The Authority Trap: Strategic Choices of International NGOs

Bridging the Gap at Duck of Minerva - 17 hours ago
Our second Bridging the Gap Book Nook entry comes from Sarah Stroup of Middlebury College and Wendy Wong of the University of Toronto, who discuss their new book The Authority Trap: Strategic Choices of International NGOs (Cornell, 2017).

Reports of Kurdistan's Death are Greatly Exaggerated: Intra Kurdish Conflict

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
* Intra Kurdish divisions, and there are many, need to be stated and understood before one can comprehend the partner post, forthcoming.* * Atlantic Council* *In the wake of the September 25 referendum in Kurdistan, the Iraqi government announced on October 15 that it began a military deployment to reestablish authority in Kirkuk in coordination with the Peshmerga. It soon became clear that the Peshmerga mentioned belonged to the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK)—specifically, the Talabani family wing—which views aggressive moves toward independence with far more skepticism than i... more »

60 scientists call for EPA endangerment finding to be reversed

Hifast at Climate Collections - 17 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: PRESS RELEASE October 17, 2017 Electricity Consumers Fully Support Scientists’ Letter to EPA Calling for Immediate Reopening of its GHG Endangerment Finding Key Points: This Letter from over 60 highly credentialed scientists states that: “We the undersigned are individuals who have technical skills and knowledge relevant to climate science…

Green Power is Part Time Power 

Hifast at Climate Collections - 17 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest opinion by Viv Forbes Solar power only works while the sun shines – it is part-time power. Wind power only works when suitable winds blows – also part-time power. Batteries only work when charged – part-time power again. Hydro fails in droughts – more part-time power. And…

Video: Wind Turbines and Solar Panels and Hurricanes

Hifast at Climate Collections - 17 hours ago
Originally posted on sunshine hours: The wind turbine blades did poorly in Puerto Rico. https://youtu.be/1AAHJs-j3uw ? ?

Disastrous fire management wreaks havoc on California

Hifast at Climate Collections - 17 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? From CFACT: ? Like swarms of locusts devouring everything in their path, the wildfires that struck California’s fabled wine country and surrounding areas have left behind death and destruction on an unimaginable scale. With no warning, the blazes began spreading rapidly…

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Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 17 hours ago

FT says Madagascar Black Death outbreak may now be under control, gives hint Globalists may use bacteria more often in any future depopulation campaigns as George Soros gives 18 billion dollars to his foundation

The Financial Times today carried a propaganda piece conditioning us to accept outbreaks of the black death and other bacterial diseases as normal while hinting that the Madgascar outbreak may have already been contained or stopped by the Globalists. Anjana Ahuja, a “science commentator”, completely ignores the multi billion private and government bioweapons programmes producing lethal […]

URGENT! Donald Trump will only be a winner if he takes on the private Fed Reserve and Wall Street, ending a rigged system will make him personally and all America prosperous again, time running out fast

* A WIN WIN CHANGE FOR DONALD TRUMP, THE AMERICAN PEOPLE, THE PENTAGON * ONLY LOOSERS WILL BE THE GLOBALISTS, GOLDMAN SACHS, THE CONTROLLED MEDIA AND CORRUPTION * SIMPLE CHANGES TO THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM ARE ALL THAT IS NEEDED FOR TRUMP TO BECOME THE PRESIDENT WHO HAS SCORED THE MOST WINS FOR THE USA PROSPERITY AND […]

Must see interview on 21 trillion dollars funnelled secretly to subsidize Globalist tech companies

Must see interview with Catherine Austin Fitts about the 21 trillion dollars obtained unlawfully and spent secretly by the Department of Defence and the Department of Housing and Urban Development between 1998 and 2015. https://www.infowars.com/must-see-insider-reveals-the-secrets-of-trump-and-the-deep-state-war/ She reveals a part of that money is being used to launder military technology and capital to the tech giants […]

Scandal over FBI’s cover up of Clinton’s Russian cash for Uranium favours grows

Corruption in the FBI is endangering US national security on many fronts whether it is the way it let Russian intelligence see the Pentagon’s cybderdefense software or the way it let Russians create a web of bribery and extortion around The Clintons to obtain control of US Uranium. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-cyber-russia-hpe-specialreport/special-report-hp-enterprise-let-russia-scrutinize-cyberdefense-system-used-by-pentagon-idUSKCN1C716M A Senator yesterday asked the Pentagon what […]

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After visiting Chicago, ostensibly to seek investments (isn’t New York the financial capital of the US?), Alexis Tsiprs must hve been disappointed at the reception from a visibly fed up Donald Trump yesterday. http://www.documentonews.gr/article/o-prwthypoyrgos-toyitarei-apo-thn-oyasigkton Chicago is the political base of the leading American NWO eugenicists, specifically Barack Obama, former Senator from Chicago, and Rahm […]

Are We about to Get Proof of Aliens? Clinton Campaign Chief Tweets #TheTruthIsOutThere

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
‘Aliens’ = Fallen Angels and the Nephilim. My understanding is that there will not be an official government announcement until after the Satanic Alien Invasion HOAX! This is the strong delusion of the Bible: – 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 (New King James Version) 9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of […]

END OF CASH: Russia Launches Own Cryptocurrency Dubbed the Crypto-Ruble

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
END OF CASH: Russia Launches Own Cryptocurrency Dubbed the Crypto-Ruble by BELINDA ROBINSON, http://www.express.co.uk/ VLADIMIR Putin has given the green light for Russia to have it’s own cryptocurrency – dubbed the CryptoRuble. – The move will propel Russia into the digital currency market and pit it against rival Bitcoin. Officials said that once it is launched in […]

Who Pays What in Taxes?

Walter E. Williams at rss - 17 hours ago
[image: who-pays-what-in-taxes] Some politicians argue that the rich must pay their fair share and label the proposed changes in tax law as tax cuts for the rich. Let's look at who pays what, with an eye toward attempting to answer this question: Are the rich paying their fair share?

Study: Local Vaping Bans Will Prevent Cigarette Smokers From Quitting

Raven Clabough at rss - 17 hours ago
[image: study-local-vaping-bans-will-prevent-cigarette-smokers-from-quitting] According to a new public health report, bans against vaping are making it harder for Americans to quit smoking. Many health experts have noted that electronic cigarettes are an effective tool in helping smokers to quit, but that has not stopped the federal government and local governments from targeting e-cigarettes and other vaping products.

World News Briefs -- October 18, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Chinese president Xi Jinping arrives for the opening of the 19th national congress of the Communist party of China at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Photograph: Jason Lee/Reuters *BBC:* *Xi Jinping: 'Time for China to take centre stage'* China has entered a "new era" where it should "take centre stage in the world", President Xi Jinping says. The country's rapid progress under "socialism with Chinese characteristics" shows there is "a new choice for other countries", he told the Communist Party congress. The closed-door summit determines who rules China and the country'... more »

Trump Got a Spray Tan in the Oval Office?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 17 hours ago
A staged photograph actually shows a presidential lookalike.

Trump Has Killed More Civilians with Illegal Drone Strikes in 9 Months Than Obama Did in 8 Years

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 17 hours ago
[image: civilians]Trump has followed through on his promise to "bomb the hell out of ISIS," and has killed more innocent civilians in 9 months than Obama did in several years

‘Hollywood Now, Washington, DC Next’: Fmr Congresswoman Rails Against Gov’t Pedophilia

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 17 hours ago
[image: hollywood]"We're outraged and angry--not having had justice for at least a generation. Hollywood now; Washington, DC next." — Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney, Ph.D.

LESSONS CONCERNING THE FALL: Malcolm [HEART] "the Rachel figure!"

bob somerby at the daily howler - 17 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2017Part 6—The joy of performance art:* Janet Malcolm likes the Maddow Show. In fact, she likes it a lot. Malcolm, "the nation's best magazine writer," penned an endless profile of Maddow for the October 9 New Yorker. She opened with gushing praise for Maddow, who she watches every night, by whose performance she's "mesmerized." The key word may be "performance." According to Malcolm, she isn't mesmerized by Maddow herself, or by her the content of her reports; more accurately,she says she;s mesmerized by Maddow's performance. Nor is she mesmerized by Mad... more »

Sean Hannity lays it all out for you with the help of John Soloman and Sara Carter. Will anything be done about the Uranium One Deal?... w/Update...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 18 hours ago
*call me cynical, but I have my doubts.* Any sentient being over the age of 10 has known about the Uranium One deal for a very long time. But, now, oh gosh, like, the FBI just figured it out? The members of Congress are suddenly aware? LOL Who the hell suspected that Odumbo being paid 400K to give a speech was a tiny bit suspicious? It's time for Jeff Sessions to either do his job or go the hell home and play with his grandkids. Peter Schweizer did a documentary and published a book that spelled out exactly what the Clintons and Obamas were doing back in 2015. If you missed it ... more »

How Trump Is Fueling the Refugee Crisis He Despises

Darius Shahtahmasebi at - 18 hours ago
[image: undefined] Donald J. Trump has been obsessed with refugees for some time, scapegoating vulnerable populations across the world and ultimately banning them from the United States. He expressed these sentiments throughout his campaign, and to this day, the president has extended his ludicrous travel ban to North Korea, Venezuela, and Chad (a partner in the fight against the ruthless terror group Boko Haram). But for a man who despises refugees so much, he is single-handedly creating an endless supply of them through his excessively violent policies. To be sure, Barack Obama e... more »

White Privilege and Micro-Aggression

LL at Virtual Mirage - 18 hours ago
My grandson, nearly two years old, is flexing his candy hauling muscles for the upcoming harvest from the neighbors. There is the eternal push and pull to determine which grandkids I go trick-or-treating with. Or do I stay home and hand out treats? And before you strike, yes, he is culturally appropriating the people who lived on the now blown up planet, Krypton. Get over it. It is just another micro aggression, emblematic of white privilege and birth into a heterosexual nuclear family, and a member of the bourgeoisie. Even though age nearly two, he is exhibiting characteristics of...more »

The 5 Traps Used to Shut Down and Limit Human Consciousness

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 18 hours ago
*Sigmund Fraud* - The human condition is one of slavery, where bondage is psychological and spiritual rather than physical. The post The 5 Traps Used to Shut Down and Limit Human Consciousness appeared first on Waking Times.

Kurds Fall Back To 2014 Borders

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 18 hours ago
For the second day, the Peshmerga continued to withdraw from territory they occupied during 2014. All did not go peacefully however as there was a short gun battle at Mosul Dam. Starting on October 16, the Kurds began pulling out from territory they moved into after the government forces collapsed in the face of the Islamic State in 2014. That started in northeast Diyala where Daquq, Qara Tapa, Jalawlaand Mandali were all abandoned. After negotiations, the Peshmega pulled out of Khanaqin as well. That was an important district because it has a large Kurdish population. In Ninewa,... more »

This Day In Iraqi History – Oct 18

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 18 hours ago
1980 Pres Carter called on Iraq to withdraw from Iran Carter was trying to get US hostages held by Tehran released 1984 Iran launched Op Dawn 7 to recapture the city of Mehran Won back some Iranian territory 2001 CIA report on story that Iraq tried to buy uranium from Niger Said Iraq didn’t have facilities to process uranium 2001 WSJ OpEd by ex-CIA Dir Woolsey said Iraq behind 9/11 2002 Sec of Def Rumsfeld told Under Sec of Def Feith to create postwar planning office for Iraq Cancelled few days later 2002 Cancellation came from White House that di... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- October 18, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces gesture the "V" sign in Raqqa. REUTERS/Rodi Said *Jack Detsch, Al-Monitor:* *Raqqa win pulls US deeper into Syria conflict* As US-backed forces take victory laps in the Islamic State’s (IS) self-proclaimed capital of Raqqa, the Pentagon is considering extending its presence deeper into Syria, a move that could bring US troops into contact with pro-regime forces. Col. Ryan Dillon, a spokesman for the US-led mission fighting the terror group, told reporters that the international coalition is in talks with Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) commander... more »

Everything You Need to Know: What if America Launched a Nuclear Attack on North Korea?

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 18 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, Asia* It could go bad--fast. The standoff between the United States and North Korea continues to escalate with neither side willing to back down. With each passing day, the possibility of open warfare breaking out seems to increase as each side ups the ante. Indeed, President Donald Trump has ratcheted up his rhetoric in recent days—seemingly threatening to launch a nuclear first strike against North Korea. “North Korea best not make any more threats to the United States,” Trump told reporters at his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey. “They will be ... more »

Donald Trump tells widow of fallen soldier "He knew what he signed up for." And then of course he denies it. Update!

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 18 hours ago
BREAKING: @RepWilson heard @realDonaldTrump 's call to Widow of LaDavid Johnson, killed in Niger, and says it was "Insensitive and Insane" @WPLGLocal10 (1/2) — Ross Palombo (@RossPalombo) October 17, 2017 BREAKING: @RepWilson says @realDonaldTrump told soldier's widow "He knew what he signed up for... but when it happens it hurts anyway." @WPLGLocal10 (2/2) — Ross Palombo (@RossPalombo) October 17, 2017 Courtesy of WaPo: *The White House did not receive detailed information from the Defense Department about the four dead soldiers until Oct. 12, and that information was not full... more »

WHY REPUBLICANS WON'T QUIT TRUMP, EVEN IF THEY GET THEIR TAX CUTS

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 18 hours ago
Matt Latimer, a former George W. Bush speechwriter and a critic of President Trump, tells us at Politico that congressional Republicans won't have any use for Trump if they get the one thing they want from him -- his signature on a tax cut bill: ... the tax cut bill is a trap. If Trump actually does sign it into law, he might as well be signing his political death warrant. ... The reason the tax cut bill is a danger to Trump is that it’s the one last thing keeping the bulk of his own party in line behind him. ... once Trump signs that bill, he faces his greatest danger: Republicans ... more »

Breaking down the Uranium One scandal. Once again Vladimir Putin is to blame

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Russia mines lots of uranium, and there is lots of uranium all over the World. More The post Breaking down the Uranium One scandal. Once again Vladimir Putin is to blame appeared first on The Duran.

Another Iraqi strongman is about to fall: Barzani’s days are officially numbered

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Masoud Barzani, the strongman leader of Iraqi Kurds, has exhausted options for his regime. Like many strongmen in recent Iraqi history, he too will likely fall in a less than peaceful manner. More The post Another Iraqi strongman is about to fall: Barzani’s days are officially numbered appeared first on The Duran.

Michelle Obama Public Library invites ‘Satan approved’ drag queen to read to young children

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Satanic looking drag queen reads to little kids at Michelle Obama Public Library. More The post Michelle Obama Public Library invites ‘Satan approved’ drag queen to read to young children appeared first on The Duran.

Runs in the family: Harvey’s brother Bob Weinstein accused of sexual harassment

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Executive Producer says Bob Weinstein repeatedly made romantic overtures to her. More The post Runs in the family: Harvey’s brother Bob Weinstein accused of sexual harassment appeared first on The Duran.

WATCH: Citizens Call Out Cop for Breaking the Rules And All Hell Breaks Loose

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 19 hours ago
A hot-tempered cop got called out for riding his motorcycle into a public park and things quickly got out of control thanks to his ego.

CPC National Congress Opens Wednesday, Then Trump Goes to China — The New Paradigm Is Possible, and Urgently Necessary

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 19 hours ago
PDF: [image: PDF icon] 20171018-trump-goes-china.pdf It has been five years since Xi Jinping became Party Chairman and President of China at the last CPC National Conference in 2012. The transformation which has taken place in that short span of time, not only within China, but internationally as a result of the Belt and Road Initiative, is world historic, and breathtaking. The New Paradigm posited by Lyn and Helga over the past fifty years — for a world free of war and free of poverty, where every citizen of the world is capable of participating in the creation of his or her own ... more »

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 19 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin The unarmed security guard hailed as a hero after Las Vegas shooting appears on 'Ellen' after mysteriously vanishing 'Our task was to set Americans against their own government': New details emerge about Russia's trolling operation The President Pence Delusion 15 Shocking Videos Expose The Reality Of Surviving The California Wildfires "I'm Concerned... It's Highly Unusual" - Vegas Massacre Security Guard Remains Missing Some retailers are selling an Anne Frank Halloween costume — and people are appalled A disturbing plague outbreak has killed 57 and infec... more »

Iran's Top Military Chief Vows To Cooperate With Syria Against Israel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
#Iran’s top military commander visiting #Syria for defense talks https://t.co/vZCNwD4I5c#Baqeri pic.twitter.com/YSCiJqc2az — Iran (@Iran) October 18, 2017 *The Jerusalem Post:* *Iran's military chief vows to cooperate with Syria against 'Zionist enemy' Israel* *Tehran threatens to confront Israel on behalf of its ally, Damascus.* Iran's military chief warned Israel against violating Syrian airspace and territory on a visit to Damascus on Wednesday, Iranian state media said, a sign of rising tensions with Israel as it voices concern over Iranian influence in Syria. General Mohamma... more »

How to get URL of commentator

Peter at the original Blogger Tips and Tricks - 19 hours ago
We sometimes get questions about how to get the web address/URL of a commentator in our blog. Blogger.com has not provided any way to do that. However, there is a way to guess, depending how high traffic, specific circimstances, sometimes quite accurately, the URL if you have www.statcounter.com installed for visitors statistics. First, sign into www.statcounter.com and navigate to your project (blog). Then check RECENT CAME FROM And there will see DATE | TIME | REFERRER | ENTRY PAGES Just check for corresponding date and time of the comment and the relevant entry pages and under R... more »

Israelis Speculate That One Their F-35s Was Damaged By A Syrian Strike

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*The War Zone/The Drive: **The F-35 Rumor Mill Is Spinning After Israeli Counter Strike On Syrian SAM Site* *A belated report about a bird strike on an F-35I has resulted in theories of an Israeli coverup being parroted around social media.* A day after Israel's counter attack on a Syrian SA-5 surface-to-air missile site we are learning more about the incident, and unfortunately, some questionable outlets and commentators are spreading rumors that imply one of Israel's F-35Is was the aircraft targeted by Syrian missiliers, and that the aircraft was damaged in the attack. It appe... more »

Emotions, Unconscious Bias, and Publishing

Steve Saideman at Duck of Minerva - 20 hours ago
This is a guest post by Jana von Stein, Senior Lecturer, Political Science and International Relations Programme, Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand) The recent scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein’s alleged sexual abuse and harassment of dozens of women has gotten me thinking about an experience I had not too long ago. To be sure, there are […]

US Rep: Trump Says Fallen Soldier Knew What He Signed Up For

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 20 hours ago
Rep. Frederica Wilson said President Trump told Myeshia Johnson, the widow of a fallen soldier, that he "knew what he signed up for." Trump denies it.

Has Mercer Hired Bannon To Destroy The GOP? Is Trump In On The Deal?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 20 hours ago
Something tells me that even as Trump was signaling he was satisfied with the deal Patty Murray (D-WA) and Lamar Alexander (R-TN) worked out in regard to funding the Obamacare subsidies Trump had eliminated last week, the Mercer/Bannon wing of the GOP is going bananas. It's a deal intended to stabilize health insurance markets under the Affordable Care Act, funding the subsidies for two years, a step meant to provide short-term certainty to insurance companies. They need the cost-sharing reductions to lower out-of-pocket costs for low-income customers. The *Washington Post* report... more »

Another Populist Anti-Establshment Anti-Immigrant Candidate Is On The Verge Of Winning The Election In The Czech Republic

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Czech Finance Minister Andrej Babis addresses a parliamentary session in Prague, Czech Republic, May 10, 2017. REUTERS/David W Cerny *New York Times:* *In Czech Election, a New Threat to European Unity* PRAGUE — He’s a media-wise billionaire used to getting his own way, and promising to run the government like a business. He wants immigrants to stay away. And although his political positions are tricky to pin down, they are tinged with populist and muscular rhetoric. Andrej Babis, 63, who built an agribusiness and media empire in the ruins of the Soviet collapse, is the front-runne... more »

President Trump Says Congresswoman 'Totally Fabricated' Story That He Told A Soldier's Widow 'He Knew What He Signed Up For'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2017 *CNN*: *Trump: Dem congresswoman 'totally fabricated' his remarks to widow of fallen soldier* Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump denied Wednesday that he told the widow of a US serviceman killed in an ambush in Niger that "he knew what he signed up for, but I guess it still hurt." "Democrat Congresswoman totally fabricated what I said to the wife of a soldier who died in action (and I have proof). Sad!... more »

Researcher apologizes for ignoring early warnings about earthquake data

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 20 hours ago
In 2016, three researchers published data they had collected on a series of devastating earthquakes that hit Japan earlier that year. But, in late September 2017, one of the authors—Hiroyuki Goto—revealed that the Kumamoto Earthquake data contained “wide reaching errors”—and an outside expert had warned him the data might be problematic nine months earlier. Goto, […] The post Researcher apologizes for ignoring early warnings about earthquake data appeared first on Retraction Watch.

"Why Crypto-Currencies are the Next Dotcom Bubble"

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 20 hours ago
That's the title of a very interesting article by Aaron Clarey, a.k.a. Captain Capitalism. If you've been wondering about Bitcoin (the original " cryptocurrency"), "Initial Coin Offerings" and the like, he provides a great deal of information of which I hadn't been aware. In particular, he highlights the risks involved in dealing in such pseudo-commodities. ... unlike say, a bond, a stock, or a rental property, currencies (crypto or not) do not produce income. They are a tool of economic exchange, a store of value, and naturally forming and evolving economic phenomenon since huma... more »

Palestinian shot near Israeli settler bus station

Robert Inlakesh at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:10 P.M)- A Palestinian man has been shot in the stomach at a Gosh Junction bus stop, near a cluster of Israeli settlements known as Gosh Etzion. A Palestinian man was shot in the stomach by Occupation forces today after running to catch a bus, according to eye-witness testimonies delivered to ‘Maan News’. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army resumes offensive to liberate key base in Deir Ezzor

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:50 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their large-scale offensive in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor, today, striking the Islamic State’s (ISIS) positions west of the strategic T-2 Pumping Station. Led by the 5th Legion, the Syrian Arab Army began the day by storming the Islamic State’s defenses along the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Latest map of territories captured by Iraqi forces

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:50 P.M.) – The Iraqi military has seized several important aras in northwestern Iraq this week, forcing the Kurdish Peshmerga to abandon their posts, often without a fight. The Iraqi military began the week by seizing the provincial capital of Kirkuk, K1 Base, and its nearby oil fields, including the Bai Hassan and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Exclusive: Elite Syrian Army units move from central Syria to Deir Ezzor

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 P.M.) – Two large brigades from the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) elite 4th Mechanized Division are being redeployed from central Syria to the Deir Ezzor Governorate, a military source told Al-Masdar this afternoon. According to the source, the 39th and 40th brigades were given instructions from the Syrian High Command to redeploy […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Prominent Syrian general Issam Zahreddine killed in Deir Ezzor

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – The prominent Syrian Arab Army (SAA) officer, Major General Issam Zahreddine, was killed today in Deir Ezzor after his convoy struck a land mine planted by the Islamic State (ISIS). According to a military source, General Zahreddine was conducting a special operation at Saqr Island in Deir Ezzor, when his […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Israel: Several arrested as ultra-Orthodox military protest enters 2nd day – video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
Several people were detained on Tuesday after protests against the arrest of two ultra-Orthodox men who refused to serve in the military entered a second day. Police dragged a number of protesters – some shouting Nazis at police – from blocking traffic and train tracks near the International Convention Centre in Jerusalem on Tuesday. The […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Updated map of Kirkuk after Iraqi forces seize city, nearby oil fields

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – The Iraqi military imposed full control over the provincial capital of the Kirkuk Governorate on Monday, expelling the remaining Kurdish Peshmerga fighters from the city. Following the seizure of Kirkuk, the Iraqi forces established full control over the K1 Base, provincial airport, and several oil fields, including the Bai Hassan […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Homs update: Battle for Al-Qaryatayn reaches critical stage

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army and allied paramilitary forces have scored a major advance against Islamic State fighters occupying the town of Al-Qaryatayn in eastern Homs province. Yesterday, pro-government troops of the Syrian Arab Army and the National Defence Forces – backed up by Russian airpower – scored a key advance […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US Coalition destroys 2 Daesh positions near Deir ez-Zor amid Syrian Army’s operation

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
The US-led coalition strikes Daesh positions near Deir ez-Zor, where the Syrian army is currently conducting an operation to completely liberate the province from terrorists. “Near Dayr Az Zawr [Deir ez-Zor], one strike engaged an ISIS [Daesh] tactical unit and destroyed two fighting positions,” Operation Inherent Resolve’s said in a statement on Tuesday. The coalition […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 20 hours ago
*A Boise State professor was besieged after publishing articles and research that challenged campus transgender orthodoxy* A Boise State University professor recently learned what happens when you challenge left-wing social narratives on college campuses. Scott Yenor, a tenured professor, has been under siege on campus after publishing articles with The Heritage Foundation and The Daily Signal about feminism and the transgender movement. In those articles, Yenor explained the similarity in philosophy between the early feminists and modern transgender movement and how they aim at ... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 20 hours ago
*Environmentalist Policies Are Exacerbating Wildfires. It’s Time to Rethink Forest Management* Massive wildfires continue to rage out of control in Northern California, causing historic loss of life and billions of dollars in damage. The images coming out of California towns, which look like bombed-out cities from World War II, are a sobering reminder of man’s occasional futility in the face of nature unleashed. Stopping these huge blazes is, of course, a priority. The firefighters who have been battling these infernos have at times done a miraculous job under extremely difficult... more »

China Is Building Mobile ICBMs (But Is America Paying Attention?)

Lyle J. Goldstein at The National Interest - 20 hours ago
*Lyle J. Goldstein* *Security, Asia* Here is the latest. *No, this is not the Cuban Missile Crisis, of course, and we should not exaggerate the nature of the threat. At the same time, this low-level nuclear signaling still needs to be understood by American leaders.* Browsing a highly reputable bookstore the other day, I was somewhat surprised to come upon a pile of books set for display in a prominent location near the cashier titled *Nuclear War Survival Skills: Life-saving Nuclear Facts and Self-help Instructions*. Figuring the volume was sure to be some sardonic humor relat... more »

Knickers in a twist

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
It seems to me that the entire blogosphere has cottoned on to the fact that the BBC is biased. The only entity that hasn’t noticed is of course the BBC itself. One might say the BBC is becoming increasingly isolated in this. It’s almost embarrassing, like they’ve come out of the washroom with their skirt tucked into their pants. I say washroom to avoid committing a non-binary gender offence. Perhaps I shouldn’t have used the word ‘skirt’. We haven’t heard enough yet about Harvey Weins*teen* or ”stine" as in Einstein, because we have also to discuss the ones who ‘knew but didn’t s... more »

Something To Keep In Mind

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 20 hours ago
The Canadian aerospace industry just got shafted -- again. And Donald Trump got what he wanted. Tom Walkom writes: The latest chapter of this ongoing saga began in April when American aerospace giant Boeing formally complained to the U.S. Commerce Department about Bombardier’s proposed sale of 125 C Series jets to Delta Air Lines. Charging that the project had been improperly subsidized by the Canadian and Quebec governments, Boeing asked that an 80 per cent tariff be slapped on any C Series plane entering the U.S. The Trump administration was more than agreeable. It imposed a pre... more »

Hayek, Popper and The Causal Theory of The Mind

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 20 hours ago
In his essay, “Hayek, Popper and The Causal Theory of The Mind,” Edward Feser presents an account of F. A. Hayek's and Karl Popper’s philosophy of mind. Hayek has a mechanistic conception of nature, but he brings evolutionary biology in his theory of the mind. Therefore his worldview cannot be regarded as strictly mechanical. But Karl Popper rejects the mechanical worldview. He is a Cartesian dualist. Towards the end of his essay, Feser offers an alternative to the mechanistic worldview. Here’s an excerpt: “There is also the question of what alternative view one ought to take if o... more »

Top U.S. Air Force Space Command General: Space Is The Final Frontier For A Military Buildup

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Photo via Flickr *Bloomberg:* *U.S. Air Force Space Chief Sees Final Frontier as Battleground* * Space is a ‘war-fighting domain,’ four-star general says * U.S. personnel make 400,000 observations a day tracking debris Space, once seen as the benign final frontier, has evolved into a crowded potential battleground that the U.S. must defend as conflicts extend beyond Earth, according to the Air Force’s top military space official. While officials once aspired to treat space as a peaceful refuge from the strife on Earth, it’s now “congested, contested and competitive”-- and “all thr... more »

The CIA Still Wants To Keep The JFK Assassination Documents Sealed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Philip Shenon and Larry J. Sabato, Politico*: *The JFK Document Dump Could Be a Fiasco* Later this month, the National Archives is set to release thousands of documents about John F. Kennedy’s assassination. It’s likely to fuel conspiracy theorists for years. The federal government’s long campaign to try to choke off rampant conspiracy theories about the November 1963 assassination of President John F. Kennedy is threatening to end this month in massive confusion, if not chaos. Within the next two weeks, the National Archives is legally obligated to release the last of thousan... more »

North Korea warns that nuclear war could "break out at any moment."

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 21 hours ago
Courtesy of Bloomberg: *North Korea warned that a nuclear war “may break out any moment” as the U.S. and South Korea began one of the largest joint naval drills off both the east and west coasts of the peninsula.* *Kim In Ryong, North Korea’s deputy ambassador to the United Nations, said on Monday that his nation had become a “full-fledged nuclear power which possesses the delivery means of various ranges” and warned that “the entire U.S. mainland is within our firing range.” He also called North Korea “a responsible nuclear state.” * *“As long as one does not take part in the U.S... more »

CONFIRMED: Leading Syrian General Issam Zahreddine killed by ISIS mine in Deir ez-Zor

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 21 hours ago
Tragedy has struck the heart of the Syrian Arab Army and the hearts and minds of all Syrians as, Major General Issam Zahreddine was martyred today in Deir ez-Zor, when his convey ran over a landmine placed by ISIS. General Zahreddine led elite divisions of the Syrian Republican Guard, one of the fiercest and most dedicated fighting […] More The post CONFIRMED: Leading Syrian General Issam Zahreddine killed by ISIS mine in Deir ez-Zor appeared first on The Duran.

Jimmy Dore explains how the FBI Implicates Obama and Clinton in Russia bribery plot (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
Turns our that Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton and Barack Obama were the corrupt political forces dealing with Russia. More The post Jimmy Dore explains how the FBI Implicates Obama and Clinton in Russia bribery plot (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Disastrous fire management wreaks havoc on California

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 21 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From CFACT: Like swarms of locusts devouring everything in their path, the wildfires that struck California’s fabled wine country and surrounding areas have left behind death and destruction on an unimaginable scale. With no warning, the blazes began spreading rapidly on the evening of Sunday, Oct. 8th, and by the […]

PLAGUE SUDDENLY DECLINING ON MADAGASCAR. TRUMP EFFECT?

The number of plague cases in Madagascar is on the decline, reports L Express Madagascar today. http://www.lexpressmada.com/blog/actualites/antananarivo-baisse%E2%80%88des%E2%80%88malades%E2%80%88de%E2%80%88peste%E2%80%88traites/ The dramatic and sudden reversal could be due to a number of things. First, it could be due to counter measures deployed on the island. These have, however not proven to be effective so far, so it is […]

American Support for the Trump Agenda

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 21 hours ago
An interesting recent poll by Gallup takes an interesting approach to the level of support that Americans feel for their current president, Donald Trump. Rather than simply looking at whether respondents support Donald Trump or not, Gallup asked respondents the following question: "*How supportive are you of Donald Trump on a 100-point scale where zero means you do not support anything he is doing as president and 100 means you support everything he is doing as president?*" By asking the question in this fashion, Gallup was able to gauge how far Americans fall on either side of the... more »

The U.S. Army's New Mission: Crush North Korea in a War

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * And they mean buisness. US Army war-planners and weapons developers have been intensifying efforts to fast-track networking technologies designed to potentially counter or destroy a North Korean ground invasion – by better enabling soldiers to operate underground in tunnel complexes and in dense urban environments. While Army innovators and entities such as the service’s Rapid Equipping Force consistently look to address fast-emerging threat scenarios, the prospect of major ground war on the Korean peninsula has, quite naturally, taken on increased ur... more »

America's Predictable Betrayal of the Iran Deal

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 22 hours ago
America's withdrawal from the "Iran deal" doesn't prove that Iran is a threat to world peace and stability - instead - it proves that America cannot be trusted. *October 18, 2017* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - In a recent public statement, US President Donald Trump announced the United States' decertification of the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) also known as the "Iran Deal." Fox News and AP in their article, "Trump decertifies Iran nuclear deal, slaps sanctions on IRGC in broadside at ‘radical regime’," would claim: * “I am announcing today that we cannot and will ... more »

Trump warns US Senator John McCain, “I fight back, and it won’t be pretty”

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 23 hours ago
McCain fired back at Trump: "I’ve faced far greater challenges than this" More The post Trump warns US Senator John McCain, “I fight back, and it won’t be pretty” appeared first on The Duran.

Institutions of Learning Are Becoming Mental Illness Institutions

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 23 hours ago
NOTE: American parents don't seem to realize that they are being blamed for their kids mental health issues. Schools have gone from institutions of elementary and secondary learning to... institutions. And soon, as this trend continues unabated by a realistic...

Tina Fey teams up with director of "Game Change" to make film about shooting at Kent State.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 23 hours ago
Courtesy of Philly Voice: *Tina Fey is co-producing the film “67 shots,” which will depict the events leading up to the 1970 shooting at Kent State University. * *The film will be directed by Jay Roach, who previously worked with Fey on “Sisters,” which Roach produced.* *Roach’s other work as a director includes “Game Change,” the HBO drama depicting Sarah Palin’s rise to a vice presidential nomination (and, no, Fey did not play Palin), and “Trumbo,” among others. His more recent political work comes after directing franchises like “Austin Powers” and “Meet the Parents.”* *The ... more »

When you split the brain, do you split the person?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
[image: Charles Bell The Anatomy of the Brain. Courtesy Wellcome Images] This addresses the problem of brain separation on the unitary consciousness. Considering that we argue that the spirit body is completely independent of the body anyway and operates the whole, this may well be a moot point. certainly experience has been way too positive. Add in the fact that the extended nervous system also has cognitive powers, even splitting the brain is not the end of it. In the end it acts to confirm the role of spirit with the subconsious.. .. *When you split the brain, do... more »

The Food Lab: The Reverse Sear Is the Best Way to Cook a Steak, Period

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
[image: 20170217-reverse-sear-steak-10.jpg] A worthy piece that can be applied in your home. We obviously get it all backwards. What i do know is that preparing a proper steak has attracted comment and debate as long as i can remember. And as many opinions as there are cooks. This at least provides a clear way to handle a good thick steak, ending with a fast high temperature sear to nicely release maximum flavor. All good. .No if you are impatient of course. . *The Food Lab: The Reverse Sear Is the Best Way to Cook a Steak, Period* *Unraveling the mysteries of home cooking t... more »

Black Professor Says It’s Welfare, Not Slavery, That Decimated US Black Families

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
We have been engaged in a huge social experiment in which a huge number of children grow up without the nuclear family supporting them. This would not be a problem if they were also part of a natural community of 150 able to share in child care and in providing healthy role models. Instead our children are literally bringing themselves up with all the potential for immature choices. Back in the day this problem was typically part of a very large family in a few cases. Now it is a common problem in which adolescents run free and naturally infect friends as well. The result is u... more »

What if base-10 arithmetic had been discovered earlier?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 1 day ago
We take our arithmetic for granted, but it was never trivial. It obviously circulated among scholars only from India through to Europe when i presume it got picked up by Italian bankers in the Renaissance in the fourteenth century. Without the arithmetic, the zero is not too obvious an improvement and was easily dispensed with. If not easily, it was still possible to get by. Worse, calculation is something that once learned becomes conservative. For example, no one studies Mayan calculation and it is much easier. The usefulness of our arithmetic in preparing the mathematica...more »

Trained vs Untrained, etc.

LL at Virtual Mirage - 1 day ago
*In the Czech Republic* St. Charles Bridge, Prague, CZ There are parts of Europe that are waking up to the reality that only slaves are unarmed. Free people should be free to own firearms. It's not a new concept in Switzerland - not new at all. Switzerland ONLY remained free from the Nazis and others because every house in Switzerland has it's rifle/machine gun that can be used by a trained person. *The element of training* is an important one. As drivers need training to operate motor vehicles, so do firearms operators need to be trained. Starting with universal training in public ... more »

World Climate Protest at COP 23 Bonn, Germany Nov. 11, 2017

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. World Climate Conference Bonn Mass Demonstration on World Climate Action Day Saturday, November 11, 2017 English, Spanish, Polish and German . WG: [cop23-protest] Grossdemonstration 11.11. 12.30 Uhr in Bonn -aktualisierter Aufruf - auch in Englisch Spanisch Polnisch here is the translation: English/ Polish and Spanish! Aufruf zur Großdemonstration am

Catalonia Approved SOLARCAT Strategy To Make Decentralized Solar Central to Catalonia’s Transition to 100% Renewable Energy By 2050

“Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy’s eyes are nothing like the sun” (Shakespeare Sonnet 130, adapted.) BIPV façade at MNACTEC, near Barcelona, Catalonia Catalonia will apparently need to liberate itself from Spain in order to pursue its plan of converting to decentralized solar energy in its push to reach 100% renewable energy by 2050. Catalonia must liberate … Continue reading Catalonia Approved SOLARCAT Strategy To Make Decentralized Solar Central to Catalonia’s Transition to 100% Renewable Energy By 2050

ISIS reinforces largest oil fields in Deir Ezzor as Syrian Army nears Al-Umar

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Islamic State’s (ISIS) recent losses in Deir Ezzor have caused great concern for the terrorist group’s central command, as they have managed to lose more than half the province to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). Making matters worse for the terrorist group, the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

UAE fighter jet crashes in Yemen, 2 pilots killed

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – An Emirati fighter jet crashed in southern Yemen, Tuesday, after experiencing technical difficulties during its brief flight. According to United Arab Emirates’ (U.A.E.) – Ministry of Defense, the F-16 fighter jet was conducting an operation when the pilots lost control of the aircraft due to technical malfunctions. Two pilots were […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army liberates last ISIS stronghold near strategic Aleppo highway – video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:50 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) liberated the strategic hilltop of Jubab Tanahij in the eastern countryside of the Hama Governorate this week after a long battle with the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) in central Syria. Led by the Qalamoun Shield forces of the 3rd Division and 44th Brigade of the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Netanyahu vows Israel will stop Iran’s aim for military base in Syria

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the Russian Defense Minister, Sergey Shoigu, on Tuesday that his country will prevent the emergence of a permanent Iranian military presence in Syria. “At the talks, Iran’s attempts at establishing military bases in Syria were discussed,” the Israeli prime minister’s office quoted Netanyahu as saying. “Also, the question of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Met Say Charging Shoplifters, Vandals 'Not Practical' as Arrests for 'Offensive' Comments Rise 53 Per Cent

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
'London's Metropolitan Police Force has said it will give up on investigating many instances of "low-level" crime such as shoplifting and vandalism, saying it is "not practical" to fight them in a time of cutbacks. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Mark Simmons claimed that giving up on investigating many offences was necessary so police constables' efforts could be "focused on serious crime and cases where there is a realistic chance that we will be able to solve it." The move has raised eyebrows among members of the public, considering recent reports that the Met detained 867 out of... more »

Anti-inflation quacks supported not by science but by special anti-science social interests

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
Sabine Hossenfelder wrote a rant: I totally mean it: Inflation never solved the flatness problem. I would personally never allow a student to get a degree from theoretical physics or something like that if she were a quack like her who just doesn't get the most fundamental ideas in the field – and she doesn't. But there are good reasons why she can "totally mean it". Quacks like her may do well because while her total scientific incompetence is a minus from the viewpoint of the actual experts, it's a plus from the viewpoint of the bad people "around" science. For example, George S... more »

3 Natural Ways to Boost Nitric Oxide Levels

thedrswolfson at The Drs. Wolfson - 1 day ago
In this short 2-minute video, cardiologist Dr. Jack Wolfson explains the importance of nitric oxide, and how you can naturally boost nitric oxide levels in your body. By watching this video you will learn: The importance of nitric oxide to your overall health. How to test for nitric oxide levels How to naturally boost nitric […] The post 3 Natural Ways to Boost Nitric Oxide Levels appeared first on The Drs. Wolfson.

Is the BBC biased?: Norman Smith, sadly

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
The always excellent isthebbcbiased.blogspot.co.uk has a great spot http://isthebbcbiased.blogspot.co.uk/2017/10/norman-smith-sadly.html relating to another impeccably unbiased BBC 'journalist', thus time the BBC's assistant political editor Norman Smith. Isthebbcbiased.blogspot.co.uk has the transcript of Norman Smith 'letting slip a word he ought not to have let slip'. It's odd how whenever a BBC 'journalist' lets slip a word or phrase that indicates bias, it's always bias in one direction. Most odd, but rest assured that the BBC is completely unbiased.

KEVIN WILSHAW - GAY, JEWISH NAZI

Anon at Aangirfan - 1 day ago
*Kevin Wilshaw* Kevin Wilshaw was a Nazi. Kevin was an organiser for Britain's *National Front *party. Kevin's mother is Jewish. Her maiden name was Benjamin. Kevin is gay. dailymail. Most Nazis are gay and Jewish, it seems. ... ~~ Kindergartner, five, empties her piggy bank to buy milk for her friend at school. ~~

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*-by Noah* Look at this happy couple! Brothers from another mother? Maybe, but my first guess is that these two a-holes met at Disco Night at the insane asylum. I mean, how else do you explain the mega-weird hair on both guys, the funny clothes on the one on the left and the bizarro clown make-up on the one on the right? What the hell is with the orange stuff and the white around the eyes. Case closed. Disco Night. I've said in a couple of previous posts that these two wackjobs are very much alike. Señor Trumpanzee is certainly our very own Kim Jong-un. They both demand that thei... more »

Watch the Syrian Army liberate Al-Husseiniyeh village in Deir ez-Zor

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – Syrian forces recaptured the al-Husseiniyeh village in Deir ez-Zor from self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS, ISIL) militants in footage captured Monday. Al-Husseiniyeh is located on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River. The battle to rid Deir ez-Zor in its entirety from IS militants is ongoing. Since the liberation […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Kurds return to Kirkuk vowing to fight

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:15 A.M.) – Kirkuk citizens who fled the city from advancing Iraqi forces have spoken about returning home. One said: “We left there around 3:30 pam towards Redar, then in the morning at noon again moved towards Taqtaq. We stayed the night there and today on TV and people were saying that Kirkuk […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army launches new offensive in east Damascus

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a new assault in the eastern suburbs of Damascus last night, striking the Islamist defenses at both Jobar and ‘Ayn Tarma. Led by the 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard and 40th Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division, the Syrian Arab Army began their […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Cross Dressing Demon Speaks At Michelle Obama Library

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Alex Jones Channel Published on Oct 16, 2017 So apparently Dr. Seuss is racist and unacceptable but having a drag queen in a horned crown read to your children is fine. end

Israeli Army Injures Many Palestinian School Children In Jerusalem

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Israeli Army Injures Many Palestinian School Children In Jerusalem by http://imemc.org/ Mohammad Abu al-Hummus, a member of the Follow-Up Committee in al-‘Isawiya village, in occupied East Jerusalem, said the soldiers injured, throughout the day Monday, several Palestinian schoolchildren, in the village. – The Wadi Hilweh Information Center in Silwan (Silwanic), quoted Abu al-Hummus stating that the […]

EU FMs Reiterate Full Support for Iran Nuclear Deal

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
PressTV News Videos Published on Oct 17, 2017 EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini confirms she will travel to Washington early next month to convince members of the US Congress to support the Iran nuclear deal. Mogherini has attended a meeting of EU foreign affairs ministers who gave their unanimous backing to the accord despite President […]

Trump Has No Moral Qualms about Arms Sales to Saudis: Analyst

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
PressTV News Videos Published on Oct 17, 2017 US President Donald Trump will keep selling weapons to Saudi Arabia, which is committing war crimes in Yemen, because he is a businessman who does not have moral qualms about such issues, an analyst in New York says. end

NASA Admits the Mysterious Planet Nine is Real But Says ‘Deadly’ Nibiru is a Fraud

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
NASA Admits the Mysterious Planet Nine is Real But Says ‘Deadly’ Nibiru is a Fraud by Jasper Hamill, http://www.news.com.au/ NASA has finally admitted the existence of a “super-Earth”, which could fundamentally change the fate of the solar system. – NASA has admitted that a mysterious world called Planet Nine is hidden out of sight at the edge […]

Comey Drafted ‘Unclassified’ Statement Ending Clinton Email Investigation Long Before Case Closed

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT Published on Oct 17, 2017 In newly-released documents, the FBI confirms that former Director James Comey sent a draft statement regarding the conclusion of the Hillary Clinton email investigation, months before interviewing her. end

U.S. Military Sends Troops to Russian Border, Officials Say They Want ‘Peace, Not War’ with Russia

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
U.S. Military Sends Troops to Russian Border, Officials Say They Want ‘Peace, Not War’ with Russia by TOM O’CONNOR, http://www.newsweek.com/ Russia has accused the U.S. of violating a peace treaty between Moscow and the Western military pact NATO after the Pentagon deployed a new force in the tense Baltic region. It’s the latest of several Western moves […]

NYTimes Editor Slams Pence As ‘F***ing Horrible,’ Says Reporters Tried To Sway Voters Against Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
NYT Editor Slams Pence As ‘F***ing Horrible,’ Says Reporters Tried To Sway Voters Against Trump by PETER HASSON, http://dailycaller.com/ The newest Project Veritas video reveals a New York Times editor trashing Vice President Mike Pence as “f***ing horrible” and indicating that reporters wrote stories during the presidential campaign with the intention of persuading them to vote against […]

Massive US-South Korean Naval War Games Begin Near Korean Peninsula

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Massive US-South Korean Naval War Games Begin Near Korean Peninsula by https://sputniknews.com/ The US and South Korean navies have kicked off a five-day round of military drills, the type of exercise that North Korea has previously responded with ballistic missile tests. – Guided-missile destroyers USS Stetham and USS Mustin and supercarrier USS Ronald Reagan will join […]

Still No Evidence of Russia’s Interference in United States Elections and Not Even a Single ‘Leak’ Has Surfaced to Prove Any Alleged ‘Meddling’ – Russian FM Lavrov

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Still No Evidence of Russia’s Interference in United States Elections and Not Even a Single ‘Leak’ Has Surfaced to Prove Any Alleged ‘Meddling’ – Russian FM Lavrov by http://tass.com/ SOCHI, October 17. /TASS/. There is still no evidence of Russia’s interference in United States elections and not even a single ‘leak’ has surfaced to prove any […]

American Pravda, NYT Part III – Senior Homepage Editor Reveals Biased Political Agenda at NYTimes

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
veritasvisuals Published on Oct 17, 2017 Undercover video obtained by Project Veritas shows New York Times London Senior Staff Editor Desiree Shoe revealing a biased political agenda in the operation of the so-called ‘paper of record.’ Shoe explains a difficulty in reporting about President Donald Trump objectively due to political bias. In one exchange, she says […]

OPEN LETTER to Minister Josh Frydenberg and MPs.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
Hon. Josh Frydenberg MP 18th October 2017 Minister for the Environment & Energy PO Box 6022 House of Representatives Parliament House Canberra ACT 2600 Minister *Open letter re your Monty Pythonesque electricity plan * I understand you have devised an ingenious plan to rectify the current government-directed destruction of our once reliable and affordable power system. According to media reports, your scheme will require electricity retailers to do essentially what they are currently doing, while the “... more »

Suspicious Observers - Strong Solar-Climate Link Discovered - Open Peer Review

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 1 day ago
but what's the circuit look like? What circuit? The twin-flow of Birkelund Currents i.e. electrical circuit, that links the Amundsen Sea Low Pressure Data to THE SUN's variable output via sunspots. This SUN-EARTH circuit is also looking like it DRIVES seismicity and vulcanology on this rock, too. What, our nearest electric-star has an effect on our electric-planet as we pass through its electric-field? Yes, why not?

The War Of Words Intensifies Between President Trump And U.S. Senator John McCain

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN:* *Trump warns McCain: 'Be careful because at some point I fight back'* Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump, hours after Sen. John McCain delivered a speech that repudiated the President, warned the Arizona Republican to "be careful" because at some point he will "fight back." McCain, while accepting the Liberty Medal in Philadelphia on Monday night, warned the United States against turning toward "half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems." The speech was a repudiation of Trump, who the Arizona Republican has... more »

ROBERT STEELE

Anon at Aangirfan - 1 day ago
*The CIA's Robert Steele claims that *NASA* runs a secret child slave colony on *Mars*[3]* Richie Allen asked *Robert Steele* if he thought that Donald Trump was a Zionist's wet dream. Robert replied 'no'. *Robert David Steele is a fake*. Steele gives conspiracy theorists a bit of the truth and then feeds in disinformation. BEWARE of the CIA'S ROBERT STEELE.

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Communist conclave: twice-a-decade Party Congress opens to hand President Xi new term as China leader https://t.co/jiLsCPxEh4 pic.twitter.com/fX20aLUseL — AFP news agency (@AFP) October 18, 2017 Timeline of China's leaders since 1949. The once-in-five years Communist Party Congress has opened in Beijing pic.twitter.com/PkTJ5f3ity — AFP news agency (@AFP) October 18, 2017 Today Russian and Israel defense ministers meet. They don’t need a interpreter.They both were born in USSR, Russian is their native language pic.twitter.com/X7rTEalaOp — English Russia (@EnglishRussia1) October 1... more »

BOMBSHELL: Flu shots scientifically proven to weaken immune response in subsequent years… researchers stunned. 

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 1 day ago
BOMBSHELL: Flu shots scientifically proven to weaken immune response in subsequent years… researchers stunned – NaturalNews.com https://www.naturalnews.com/2017-10-17-bombshell-flu-shots-scientifically-proven-to-weaken-immune-response-in-subsequent-years-researchers-stunned.html Advertisements

Life After Death CONFIRMED: Man’s Soul “left body and traveled across the universe”

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 1 day ago
Life After Death CONFIRMED: Man’s Soul “left body and traveled across the universe” http://ewao.com/2017/08/04/proof-of-life-after-death-a-mans-soul-left-body-and-traveled-across-the-universe/

Magic Mushrooms Can Actually ‘Reset’ Depression, According To New Study

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 1 day ago
Magic Mushrooms Can Actually ‘Reset’ Depression, According To New Study http://soulspottv.com/blog/magic-mushrooms-can-actually-reset-depression-according-to-new-study/

Blood trasfusion from a pregnant lady may be lethal to men. 

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 1 day ago
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/10/17/blood-transfusions-women-have-pregnant-may-lethal-men-study/?WT.mc_id=tmgoff_fb_tmgscience http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2017/10/17/blood-transfusions-women-have-pregnant-may-lethal-men-study/?WT.mc_id=tmgoff_fb_tmgscience

Why scientists believe collision of two neutron stars is a ‘eureka moment’

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 1 day ago
Why scientists believe collision of two neutron stars is a ‘eureka moment’ | science | Hindustan Times http://m.hindustantimes.com/science/why-scientists-believe-collision-of-two-neutron-stars-is-a-eureka-moment/story-sGlTGYS7mt2yHUwMFJMwiK.html

An Interview with Bill Gates on the Future of Energy. 

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 1 day ago
An Interview with Bill Gates on the Future of Energy – The Atlantic https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/11/we-need-an-energy-miracle/407881/?utm_source=atlfb

UN Urges World Leaders to Heed Climate Risk, Warns of More Severe Disasters

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 1 day ago
UN Urges World Leaders to Heed Climate Risk, Warns of More Severe Disasters https://www.ecowatch.com/un-climate-change-2497199071.html?utm_campaign=RebelMouse&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_content=EcoWatch

This is the Reason Why People Can’t See Truth

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 1 day ago
This is the Reason Why People Can’t See Truth http://themindunleashed.com/2017/06/reason-people-cant-see-truth.html

New Genes That Make Bacteria Resistant To Antibiotics Have Been Identified

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 1 day ago
New Genes That Make Bacteria Resistant To Antibiotics Have Been Identified https://sciencr.com/new-genes-that-make-bacteria-resistant-to-antibiotics-have-been-identified/

Students learn better from books than screens, according to a new study. 

zedie at Someone Somewhere - 1 day ago
Students learn better from books than screens, according to a new study | World Economic Forum https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/10/students-learn-better-from-books-than-screens-according-to-a-new-study?utm_content=buffer4cf0e&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Do Russians See Themselves As Exceptional?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Gregory Carleton, The Conversation*: *Why Russia thinks it’s exceptional* Destiny calls upon Russia once more to face the West – or so Russians might believe. America is not alone in projecting itself as an exceptional power and indispensable force for good in the world. Russia makes the same claim. That sentiment is built upon centuries of defeating invaders, as I explore in “Russia: The Story of War.” And it plays a key role in how Russia sees itself in its increasingly tense relationship with NATO and the West. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: Many Russians see themselves and R... more »