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BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:10 A.M.) – Around 170 anti-government fighters and their families were seen boarding buses in Homs’ al-Waer district bound for Jarablus in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo Governorate, Monday. The departures come after Russia brokered and secured a transfer deal aimed at reducing fighting in the area. Boarded on 21 buses, this one […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:50 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham had a rough start to the week after losing the strategic town of Souran in the northern countryside of Hama. Things would only get worse for the jihadist rebels on Monday, when the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) began pounding the key town of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:40 A.M.) – Hundreds of protesters took to the streets of Istanbul, Monday, to decry the results of the referendum set to grant Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sweeping new powers. Results announced on Sunday showed the Turkish President had 51.36 percent voting ‘Yes’ and 48.64 percent of voters choosing ‘No’, figures highly […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) stormed the western sector of Aleppo City on Tuesday morning, targeting the jihadist rebel positions at the key hilltop of Tal Shuwayhana, which overlooks the Al-Zahra’a Association Quarter, Al-Rashiddeen area, Al-Mansoura village, and Scientific Research Facility. Led by their Republican Gurd units and Liwaa Al-Quds […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
*Christina Sarich* - The age of parasitic capitalism still hasn’t sputtered to its final death. The post Goldman Sachs Claims Propping Up ‘The Economy is Great!’, Funds Syrian War appeared first on Waking Times.
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest post by David Middleton Introduction When debating the merits of the CAGW (catastrophic anthropogenic global warming) hypothesis, I often encounter this sort of straw man fallacy: All that stuff is a distraction. Disprove the science of the greenhouse effect. Win a nobel prize get a million bucks.…
The biggest Democratic delegation in Congress is, by far, from California. Of California's 53 House members, 39 are Democrats. Only 14 are Republicans and it's realistic to imagine that 14 being cut in half in the 2018 midterm cycle. Yesterday's *L.A. Times* noted without flinching that last month’s state registration report reveals an accelerated erosion of Republican strength. Their hold on those 14 districts is weak-- and that in not a single one do they hold a majority of voters. "There are a number of Republican incumbents who are sitting on ticking time bombs,” said Eric Mc...more »
. . . Cheyenne River Lakota Camp on Cannonball River in North Dakota Photos by Carl Bad Bear Sampson, Western Shoshone Long walkers, walking to raise awareness about domestic violence and drug abuse, arrived at the Cheyenne River Camp on the Cannonball River in North Dakota, today, Monday, April 17, 2017. Bad Bear said, "The Four
http://dandelionsalad.wordpress.com/ nicholasschoolatduke | September 22, 2010 Hemenway is a frequent teacher, consultant and lecturer on permaculture and ecological design throughout the U.S. and other countries. His writing has appeared in magazines such as Natural Home, Whole Earth Review and American Gardener. He is an adjunct professor in the School of Graduate Education at Portland State […]
Published on Apr 17, 2017 The Intercept recently evaluated how much Rachel Maddow has covered Russia as a meddling, evil country on her MSNBC show, and they found that since the election, she has dedicated no less than 53% of her entire time on TV to drumming up fear and loathing for the country of […]
Published on Apr 17, 2017 All eyes were on the Korean Peninsula over the weekend as the world waited to see whether the US or North Korea would carry through on threats. US Vice President Mike Pence visited the region and said the time for patience with North Korean bellicosity was over. Former diplomat Jim […]
Published on Apr 7, 2017 This is perhaps the most significant medical breakthrough in human history. Dr. Bill Andrews explains the primate trial starting late 2017 and the first human treatments that are planned to fully lengthen human telomeres. While the treatment is expensive, the money will go towards finding a less expensive option so […]
Report: British Intelligence Agencies, In Addition to Six Other Nations, Were All Spying on Trump by The Real Fly, http://www.zerohedge.com/, 13 April 2017 About a month ago, Fox suspended Judge Nap for suggesting British intelligence had spied on Donald Trump. The media went hysterical, saying the good judge was filled with UFO styled conspiracy theories. Here was his […]
Fears Rise of U.S. Strike on North Korea: Trump’s National Security Adviser Says ‘All Options are on the Table’ as the President Sets His Sights on Key Targets by LARISA BROWN FOR THE DAILY MAIL, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ * After failed missile test Lt Gen HR McMaster said ‘all our options are on the table’ to try to ‘avoid […]
US Deploys Two More Aircraft Carriers Toward Korean Peninsula: Yonhap by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com According to a report by South Korea’s primary news outlet, Yonhap, the Pentagon has directed a total of three US aircraft carriers toward the Korean Peninsula, citing a South Korean government source. – Yonhap reports that in addition to the CVN-70 […]
Published on Mar 9, 2017 What a GREAT time we had talking with Stephen Shellen. He has some mind blowing information to share. There’s no way we could cover everything in depth in an hour so Stephen has agreed to come on again with us. We really appreciate him taking time to talk with us. […]
Railgun projectile bursting through a metal plate in a Navy test system. The projectile is the dark metal bar in the center-right of the image. Image courtesy of the Office of Naval Research U.S. naval and military planners are salivating at the possibilities of railguns. Railguns are electromagnetic artillery weapons whose projectiles have muzzle velocities not […]
[image: undefined] “We’ve reached the point where state actors can penetrate rectums and vaginas, where judges can order forced catheterizations, and where police and medical personnel can perform scans, enemas and colonoscopies without the suspect’s consent.... These tactics are ... about degrading and humiliating a class of people that politicians and law enforcement have deemed the enemy.”—Radley Balko, *The Washington Post* Daily, all across America, individuals who dare to resist—or even question—a police order are being subjected to all sorts of government-sanctioned abuse ra...more »
Actress and U.N. Population Fund Goodwill Ambassador Ashley Judd visited a refugee camp in Mafraq, Jordan in 2016. AP Photo/Raad Adayleh President Donald Trump is leading an assault on family planning around the world. Most recently, his administration cut off U.S. contributions to the United Nations Population Fund, which provides and funds reproductive health services in poor countries. That follows his reinstatement of what’s known as the “global gag rule,” the executive order enacted by all Republican presidents since Ronald Reagan barring foreign nongovernmental organizations ...more »
In the U.S. today, a single immigration case takes an average of 677 days simply to get to the initial scheduling hearing. There are more than half a million cases in the system, and just over 300 judges working on them. The Trump administration’s push to aggressively enforce immigration laws will make this backlog worse. Since 2002, funding for immigration enforcement has more than quadrupled, from US$4.5 billion to $20.1 billion in 2016. During the same time period, resources for immigration courts have increased by much less – 74 percent. President Donald Trump’s budget for f...more »
Nicholas Dodman, Professor Emeritus of Behavioral Pharmacology and Animal Behavior, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts UniversityatScience + Technology – The Conversation - 4 hours ago
Next best thing to a hidey-hole box? Maggie Villiger, CC BY-ND Twitter’s been on fire with people amazed by cats that seem compelled to park themselves in squares of tape marked out on the floor. These felines appear powerless to resist the call of the #CatSquare. This social media fascination is a variation on a question I heard over and over as a panelist on Animal Planet’s “America’s Cutest Pets” series. I was asked to watch video after video of cats climbing into cardboard boxes, suitcases, sinks, plastic storage bins, cupboards and even wide-necked flower vases. “That’s so cut...more »
Scott Shackelford, Associate Professor of Business Law and Ethics; Director, Ostrom Workshop Program on Cybersecurity and Internet Governance; Cybersecurity Program Chair, IU-Bloomington, Indiana UniversityatScience + Technology – The Conversation - 4 hours ago
Small outfits need cyberprotection too. kirill_makarov via shutterstock.com Large-scale cyberattacks with eye-watering statistics, like the breach of a billion Yahoo accounts in 2016, grab most of the headlines. But what often gets lost in the noise is how often small and medium-sized organizations find themselves under attack. In the last year, half of American small businesses have been breached by hackers. That includes Meridian Health in Muncie, Indiana, where 1,200 workers’ W-2 forms were stolen when an employee was duped by an email purporting to come from a top company execut...more »
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:55 A.M.) – On Monday afternoon, an Islamic State suicide bomber blasted Kurdish forward units in the newly liberated Alexandria neighborhood, killing and injuring many fighters of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in the process. According to Amaq Agency, two SDF technicals were set alight and an additional two vehicles immobilized by the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
Although pro-government forces have made significant progress in the Damascus Governorate in recent months, Syria’s capital city is still prone to attacks from nearby terrorists, as today’s shelling demonstrates. 12 civilians were injured after two mortars landed in the Al-Tijaraa neighbourhood of Damascus earlier today. The injured are being treated in hospitals and…. Continue Reading […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 A.M.) – The Turkish-backed rebels launched a surprise attack against the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on late Monday evening, targeting the latter’s positions in the northern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate. According to local activists in the Afrin Canton, clashes were reported at several axes in northern Aleppo, including the area […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
BEIRUT, LÍBANO. – La policía militar rusa ha comenzado a proporcionar a los civiles autodefensa y entrenamiento médico. Desde este lunes una unidad de la policía militar rusa ofreció a los civiles sirios lecciones de entrenamiento con armas, entrenamiento médico y entrenamiento especial de autodefensa. El entrenamiento está ocurriendo en Abu Jerin, localizado en la […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (0:40 A.M.) – Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) retained full control over Taibat Al-Imam on Monday as a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) assault earlier in the day proved to be mostly probing attacks which revealed a high number of jihadist militants to be entrenched inside the town ahead of the anticipated government offensive. Subsequently, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
(Reuters) ISIL is talking to Al-Qaeda about a possible alliance as Iraqi troops close in on ISIL terrorists in Mosul, Iraqi Vice President Ayad Allawi said in an interview on Monday. Allawi said he got the information Monday from Iraqi and regional contacts knowledgeable about Iraq. “The discussion has started now,” Allawi said. “There are […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
“Ten thousand years ago, before the dawn of recorded human history, a new light would have suddenly have appeared in the night sky and faded after a few weeks. Today we know this light was from a supernova, or exploding star, and record the expanding debris cloud as the Veil Nebula, a supernova remnant. This sharp telescopic view is centered on a western segment of the Veil Nebula cataloged as NGC 6960 but less formally known as the Witch's Broom Nebula. Blasted out in the cataclysmic explosion, the interstellar shock wave plows through space sweeping up and exciting interstellar ma...more »
*Science sceptic Jim Sensenbrenner attempting to prove male GOP congressmen can become pregnant* Last November John Sensenbrenner-- first elected in 1978 to represent the suburbs west of Milwaukee, Waukesha and Washington, Jefferson and Dodge counties further out-- was reelected against Democrat Khary Penebaker 260,703 (66.8%) to 114,469 (29.3%). WI-05 is the most Republican and most right-wing district in Wisconsin. Waukesha county is the beating heart of everything that has gone wrong in the state in the last decade. In 2014 Sensenbrenner had been reelected with 70%, in 2012 with ...more »
In the late 2000s, after natural gas uptake caused American carbon dioxide emissions to plummet, panicked environmentalists began to scramble for new ways to campaign on ending so-called fossil fuels. Methane, with 23X the warming power of CO2, was ideal, but they had just spent a decade insisting methane could explain increased warming, because it did not persist long enough. And it would have started long before then, if the methane were linked to global warming by frozen tundra melting and releasing its methane. But it wasn't detected. read more
Melania appears to subtly nudge Trump during national anthem, reminding him to lift his hand https://t.co/NZoaj1H2zN https://t.co/BJN3bdGh1W — CNN (@CNN) April 17, 2017 (Is that Sean Spicer up there with him?) As you might imagine Twitter had a field day with this. Why did Trump forget to put his hand over his heart when the National Anthem started and throw a hat into crowd he signed for a child. — A Once Great Nation (@USARedOrchestra) April 17, 2017 Trump doesn't go to church, doesn't hand-over-heart during the national anthem & wastes taxpayer money every single weekend. *GOP...more »
*By Doug Martin * Withthe Michael and Susan Dell Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Walton Foundation, and others, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation is pumping millions of dollars into Indianapolis, and former Mind Trust executive vice president Ken Bubp now is the Arnold Foundation’s director of education. For the 2016-2019 years, the Arnold Foundation plans to hand the Mind Trust $11,075,000 and the Indianapolis Public Schools Education Foundation, Inc. $1,256,250 for the “expansion and replication of high-quality schools.” As Lindsey Erdody and Hayleigh Colombo not...more »
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: The “uncertainty monster” strikes again We’ve been highly critical for some time of the paper in summer 2015 by Karl et al. that claimed “the pause” or hiatus went away once “properly adjusted” ocean surface temperature data was applied to the global surface temperature dataset. Virtually everyone in…
[image: Russia's President Vladimir Putin and Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan attend a news conference at the Presidential Palace in Ankara December 1, 2014. REUTERS/Umit Bektas (TURKEY - Tags: POLITICS) - RTR4GAUT] London's Independent newspaper has published an analysis of Turkey's referendum result that is absurd even by the standards of pro-Erdogan propaganda literature. The post MSM pundit says Turkey’s referendum result is bad because…..PUTIN! appeared first on The Duran.
*Inside Fort Detrick, Maryland in the early days* I first wrote this blog entry in 2006 after reading an amazing book called “A Plague Upon Humanity” by Daniel Barenblatt. It reveals the hidden history of Japan’s biological warfare program before and during WW II. Since we are currently in deep concern that the Trump war team will bomb North Korea it seems like a good time to retell this important story. Barenblatt begins by revealing how Japan created a phony pretext in order to start the Manchurian war. In September 1931 Japanese army engineers secretly blew up the Japanese-owne...more »
[image: government-regulation-and-the-united-airlines-fiasco] The reaction to United Airlines asking legal authorities to drag a customer off its plane has caused some to call for the government to "do something." The sad truth is, however, the government already has — and the incident with United was the logical result.
"If you repeat anything enough times it forms a new truth." "Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it." – Adolf Hitler The Ideation Project, “Screaming Match”
*"Worth Living..."* by Norbert Capek “It is worthwhile to live and fight courageously for sacred ideals. O blow ye evil winds into my body's fire, my soul you'll never unravel. Even though disappointed a thousand times, or fallen in the fight, and everything would worthless seem, I have lived amidst eternity- Be grateful, my soul- My life was worth living. He who was pressed from all sides but remained victorious in spirit is welcomed into the choir of heroes. He who overcame the fetters, giving wings to his mind, is entering into the golden age of the victorious.” Composed in D...more »
*“Pub”* By Julian Symons “The glasses are raised, the voices drift into laughter, The clock hands have stopped, the beer in the hands of the soldiers Is blond, the faces are calm and the fingers can feel The wet touch of glasses, the glasses print rings on the table, The smoke rings curl and go up and dissolve near the ceiling, This moment exists and is real. What is reality? Do not ask that. At this moment Look at the butterfly eyes of the girls, watch the barmaid's Precision in pouring a Scotch, and remember this day, This day at this moment you were no longer an island, Peop...more »
*"The Limits of Our Freedom"* By Mark Harrison "Viktor Frankl, the Austrian psychiatrist and Holocaust survivor, wrote in "Man’s Search for Meaning", ‘Between stimulus and response there is a space, and in that space lies all our freedom.’ In the most extreme conditions of privation imaginable, Frankl discovered that he was, remarkably, free to choose his response to any situation. I love this quote because it sums up the essence of my philosophy. I believe it is the cornerstone of a happy and effective life. A real, experiential understanding of this radical freedom is life changi...more »
“How do the geese know when to fly to the sun? Who tells them the seasons? How do we, humans, know when it is time to move on? As with the migrant birds, so surely with us; there is a voice within, if only we would listen to it, that tells us so certainly when to go forth into the unknown.” - Elisabeth Kuebler-Ross
*"Charlie Dog, Golondrinas, and the Impossibility of Ants:* * A Deep Study"* By Fred Reed "This morning when I emerged groggily into something resembling consciousness, I didn’t know that I was going to establish the impossibility of ants. Here was a deep philosophical matter, creeping up on me surreptitiously. The dogs as usual came thundering in to see whether we still existed and, having ascertained that we did, offered to have their ears scratched. Such are dogs. Our felines, Cat and Other Cat, sleep on the bed with us - north of the border, there is probably a federal law agai...more »
Unraveling for-profit health care will continue to be difficult if citizens remain uninformed on how different universal systems truly function. The post Road To Single-Payer: Understanding Different Universal Health Care Systems appeared first on Shadowproof.
Dandelion Salad by Sehu Kessa Saa Tabansi Workers World, April 13, 2017 April 17, 2017 Asphyxia: (1) stopping of the pulse (2) lack of oxygen, (3) excess carbon dioxide in the body that results in unconsciousness and death, (4) caused by interruption of breathing or inadequate oxygen supply. Revolutionary greetings to all the workers worldwide! […]
I spent 90-minutes standing by this mailbox in Brunswick today, along with six other members of our local group called PeaceWorks, handing out tax day flyers to the public. The others stood by the doors to the Post Office while I took my usual spot at the drive-up mail box. I helped people put their tax returns in the box and tried to hand them our flyer. At most 40% took one from me. One older woman drove by and gave me the finger. A former Brunswick town councilor (Joanne King), and a known Republican, rudely stepped on the gas before I could even make my kind offer of the f...more »
Courtesy of My Statesman: *At a recent pretrial hearing, attorney Randall Wilhite told state District Judge Orlinda Naranjo that using his client Alex Jones’ on-air Infowars persona to evaluate Alex Jones as a father would be like judging Jack Nicholson in a custody dispute based on his performance as the Joker in “Batman.” * *“He’s playing a character,” Wilhite said of Jones. “He is a performance artist.” * *But in emotional testimony at the hearing, Kelly Jones, who is seeking to gain sole or joint custody of her three children with Alex Jones, portrayed the volcanic public f...more »
A newly named species, a giant, black, mud dwelling, worm-like animal, doesn't seem to eat much, instead it gets its energy from a form of sulfur. The public is often confused what 'discovery' means in science. It means it is being identified as a new species, not never seen before. The three- to five-foot long, tusk-like shells that encase the animal were first documented in the 1700s and are fairly common, it's the living animal inside that is being identified as a new species. read more
[image: christine-lagarde] As growth trend strengthens and inflation continues to fall IMF chief gives Russia's economic management high marks. The post IMF’s Christine Lagarde praises Russia’s economic management appeared first on The Duran.
President Trump's National Security Advisor, H.R. McMaster said over the weekend that North Korea's behavior is "provocative and destabilizing" in the region. This while the US is in the process of parking an "armada" of warships off of North Korea's coast. President Trump has shown that he will not hesitate to use military force as a first option when facing what he views as threats overseas and he shows little interest in involving Congress in the matter. But who is really provoking whom? We discuss in today's Liberty Report:
Turkey’s April 16 referendum will be long remembered as a turning point in the country’s political history. Turks were asked to grant additional executive powers to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, bringing an end to the separation of powers. The 18 proposed constitutional amendments grant the Turkish president sweeping authority over the executive, legislative and judiciary branches, including power to dismiss the Turkish Grand National Assembly and autonomy in drawing the state budget with minimal parliamentary oversight and directly appointing 12 members of the 15-member Consti...more »
*Children were lured to the Bomb-rigged Car* *by "Moderate Rebels"**Offering them bags* *of potato chips. **Video Courtesy "We Are Change" * *[Caution: Very Graphic]* This is what the Satanic Ghouls who run the USrael Deep State REALLY think of the children of Syria. Syrian babies and children are nothing but sub-humans and pawns in a greedy game of money and power. The Perps can't win the hearts and minds of the projected pawns...nor can they win on the battlefield. But they *can* win in the arena of terrorism. Nobody can set off more remote-controlled bombs than these bloody-f...more »
[image: kansas-secretary-of-state-obtains-first-conviction-for-noncitizen-voting] On April 12, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach announced that he has obtained his first conviction of non-U.S. citizen who illegally voted in a Kansas election.
Early Sunday morning, *The Atlantic* published a Ron Brownstein piece, Donald Trump's Tilt Toward Convention, going through not just the campaign promises he's reneging on but the very premises for his entire presidency. "Trump’s march to the GOP nomination last spring," he wrote, "demonstrated there’s a substantial audience within the party’s rank and file-- particularly among older and blue-collar Republicans-- for the nationalist movement’s insular themes of resistance to trade, immigration, and foreign alliances, and embrace of government spending that benefits economically st...more »
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 P.M.) – A unit of the Russian military police offered Syrian civilians lessons in weapons training, medical training as well as in special self-defense training, in Abu Jerin, Aleppo Province, Monday. A Russian military officer who helped give the training noted that the lessons were provided to the civilians so that they […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:00 P.M.) – Fresh firefights ignited in besieged Deir Ezzor on Monday as ISIS insurgents tried in vain to wrestle control of the city’s strategic airport. According to a military source, at least 14 ISIS insurgents were killed and many more wounded due to a failed attack on the highly fortified Brigade 137 […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:30 P.M.) – The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) gained new ground inside Tabqa city on Monday as Kurdish troops resumed their operations following the liberation of the Alexandria neighborhood two days ago. With US choppers increasingly active across Raqqa province, the largely Kurdish SDF advanced roughly 500 meters and seized four locations […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
Geçtiğimiz hafta, Suriye hükümeti ile silahlı gruplar arasında yapılan anlaşma gereği Fua ve Kefreya köylerindeki sivilleri Suriye hükümetinin kontrolündeki bölgeye taşıyan otobüslere bombalı saldırı yapılmıştı. Silahlı grupların kontrolünde bulunan Raşidin bölgesinde yapılan bombalı araç saldırısında ölenlerin sayısı 126’ya çıkarken, ölenlerin 68’inin çocuk olduğu öğrenildi.Olay yerinde bulunan sivillerin anlattığına göre, bölgede oyuncak dağıtımı yapılırken bombanın […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
Doha is ready to provide security support for inspectors from the Organisation for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in Syria, Qatar’s Foreign Minister, Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al-Thani said during a news conference after talks with Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov. He said Russia’s support for the idea to organise an international expert […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
Many Afghans staged a demonstration in the capital, Kabul, to protest the recent move by the United States to drop its largest bomb, known as the mother of all bombs (MOAB), in the country, PressTV reported. On Thursday evening, Washington dropped its biggest non-nuclear bomb, the so-called GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast (MOAB), on suspected…. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
80km of the border area between Iraq and Syria is under the control of Kurdistan Region Peshmerga forces, according to a commander within the group. Peshmerga commander, Hashim Sitayi, said that their area of control extends from Sheila to Sinuni Northwest of Mosul, as well as the strategic border crossings of…. Continue Reading Article Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:30 P.M.) – Shortly after midnight on Monday, Syrian units were caught off-guard by a surprise jihadist raid launched near the Orontes River in rural Hama. The overnight attack saw Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and Ahrar Al-Sham storm checkpoints and barriers fortified by the National Defence Forces (NDF) in an area three kilometers […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7:00 P.M.) – Huge dirt clouds enveloped Al-Qaboun district on Monday as the feared ‘Elephant rockets’ and Syrian airstrikes pummeled buildings held by Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS), Jaish Al-Islam and allied Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups. The surface-to-surface Elephant rockets have been deployed by the SAA in Damascus amid an attempt to systematically […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز
PBS FRONTLINE's "Last Days Of Solitary" documents Maine's progress in reducing the number of prisoners in solitary confinement at Maine State Prison. The post Frontline Documentary Methodically Examines Solitary Reform In Maine State Prison appeared first on Shadowproof.
. Watch videos below, streamed live on Monday, April 17, 2017: Screen capture Censored News Los Angeles Rally inside Wells Fargo Bank -- A Call to Divest in Wells Fargo, Chase, Citibank. "In solidarity with the people of Standing Rock." "Los Angeles is the City of Diablo, the city of the Devils that are stealing our water." "These banks are funding the bombs and cultural genocide."
Courtesy of Raw Story: *Addressing the recent meeting between Putin and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson where Tillerson was unable to set up a meeting between Trump and the Russian president, Khrushcheva indicated that this was a sure sign of where the relationship is headed. * *“As much as the Russians want to have a relationship with the United States, they are clearly understanding that the longer that meeting doesn’t happen, the more Putin would actually return to his own devices,” Khrushcheva explained. “And that is a big, big danger.” * *“Very quickly,” Reid interrupted. ...more »
Based on research done by volunteers* for Abortion Rights Coalition of Canada, one media outlet reported on a federal Canada Summer Jobs grant of over $56,000 going to the Fetal Gore Gang last year. While literally hundreds of anti-choice outfits are milking this program, what made this news was the size and the MP. MPs apparently have a great deal of say on what gets funded in their ridings. And this one was facilitated by Liberal MP Iqra Khalid. Wait. Liberal? Member of the so-called feminist Liberal government of Canada? Yup. Oops. The next day, iPolitics followed up. The re...more »
A new Gallup poll says that Donald Trump's approval numbers are down since early February: President Donald Trump's image among Americans as someone who keeps his promises has faded in the first two months of his presidency, falling from 62% in February to 45%. The public is also less likely to see him as a "strong and decisive leader," as someone who "can bring about the changes this country needs" or as "honest and trustworthy." Kevin Drum has put the Gallup numbers in graph form and compared them to Trump's overall approval numbers. Drum writes: *Views of Trump Down, But Job App...more »
(*PHOTO:* *Albert at the Innocence Project's Network Conference in San Diego this last month, alongside Valerie Jarret, a Chicago lawyer and former top adviser to President Barack Obama.*) *A3 Newsletter, April 17, 2017: Taking on the Clarion Call - "Free 'em all!"* "Freedom is a state of mind" Albert said at the presentation that he and King gave at Harvard last month. That may be how Albert stayed sane for over four decades in solitary but now that he's out, he's beginning to see that freedom can be a lot of work and even more travel!! Along with King, Albert has been on the r...more »
WORLD WAR “0” Posted on April 17, 2017 Please post & distribute. MNN. April 17, 2014. A person was brutally beaten by armed security guards on United Airlines at O’Hare Airport. People the world over rose up in anger. Now international discussions are on to protect passengers from such violence ever again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwKVCZ86Ko8 Since 2016 Standing Rock is the
[image: bill-would-nullify-obama-plot-to-diversify-your-neighborhood] Legislation has been introduced in Congress to defund and overturn a controversial Obama administration decree from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to transform and “diversify” American neighborhoods under the direction of Big Brother. The new bill would also reverse the attempted unconstitutional usurpation of power over local zoning decisions by the federal government and the unelected regional authorities charged with managing the transformation. And the measure would end a “geospatia...more »
[image: trump-administration-tips-its-hand-oks-third-greek-bailout] An anonymous tip from a Trump administration "official" signals that the deal is on: Greece will get its third bailout in time to make its loan payment to international banks on July 1.
Originally posted on The Next Grand Minimum: ? A new scientific paper authored by seven scientists affiliated with the Russian Academy of Sciences was just published in the scientific journal Bulletin of the Russian Academy of Sciences: Physics. The scientists dismiss both “greenhouse gases” and variations in the Sun’s irradiance as significant climate drivers, and…
*"How to Structure a Deal With North Korea"* by Scott Adams "One of the most useful things I learned in business school was that you can usually make a deal whenever the parties involved don’t want full control of the same limited resources. That’s why a peace deal in Israel is impossible – because both sides want the same land. But that’s a rare situation (fortunately). The more normal situation is the one we see with North Korea and the United States. The United States doesn’t want the same limited resource that North Korea wants. And China has their own interests. That kind of s...more »
*“North Korea Offers Unconditional Surrender * *After Mike Pence Angrily Squints At It”* by Andy Borowitz PYONGYANG (The Borowitz Report) — "In a major foreign-policy coup for the Trump Administration, North Korea offered to unconditionally abandon its nuclear program on Monday, after Mike Pence spent several minutes angrily squinting at the nation from just across the border. Warning North Korea that the United States had jettisoned its policy of “strategic patience” and that “all options were on the table,” Pence fixed his steely glare on the isolated Communist nation and began fu...more »
[image: boris offer] In admission of West's lack of strong cards, Britain's Boris Johnson again offers Russia the same plan - the offer of a junior place in the US's anti-ISIS coalition in return for Russia ditching President Assad - the Russians rejected last July. The post Britain’s Boris Johnson makes offer Russia rejected last July, exposing West’s empty hand in Syria appeared first on The Duran.
Dr. Anthony Monteiro discusses his work as a prison abolitionist, the influence that Du Bois and James Baldwin had on him, and answers the question "what does it mean to be human?" The post Radical Scholars And Prison Abolition: A Conversation With Dr. Anthony Monteiro appeared first on Shadowproof.
Jeremy Corbyn has saved the Labour Party. A seemingly counter-intuitive claim considering the awful polling and depressing personal ratings he's attracted, but nevertheless it is true. The first and most obvious sign are the huge numbers that have joined up. After years of decline followed by years of stagnation, the activist pool has swelled and the party has a broader range to draw from when it comes to electing lay officials, choosing council candidates, and selecting future Labour MPs. As I've said many times already, there are future ministers and perhaps even a Prime Minister...more »
..... Bow, bow, ye tradesmen, bow, ye masses, Blow the trumpets, bang the brasses, Tantantara! Tzing, boom! http://metro.co.uk/2017/04/16/donald-trump-insists-on-gold-plated-carriage-procession-for-uk-state-visit-in-october-6577689/ The words are from Gilbert and Sullivan's comic opera Iolanthe. But they aren't comic any more. In six months, Trump will visit Britain. He demands (not asks, demands) that he be taken to visit Buckingham Palace in a triumphant procession with him riding in the Queen's golden carriage, the one used for only the highest purposes - like a coronation. (I've...more »
[image: lavrov north korea] Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov warn in measured language US against military action against North Korea The post Moscow warns Trump against attack on North Korea appeared first on The Duran.
Going introspective again for a few minutes... It is certainly true that impartiality can be hard to achieve, as Sue has always reminded me (in reaction to my far more rigid views on the matter). It's true because we humans aren't robots and because impartiality is a slippery concept and, as a result, it's far from unlikely that the BBC will keep on failing in that regard, even if they *were *always trying to behave themselves (which they most certainly *aren't* always trying to do!)... ...*and* it's also true that a broad, cross-BBC bias might inevitably come about (as it has!) *...more »
Fabergé Resurrection Egg owned by Russian Oligarch Viktor Vekselberg Photo by Testus, CC-BY-SA-4.0, cropped. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resurrection_(Fabergé_egg) While the US Congress was … Continue reading →
*I would not have. Nor am I surprised by today's 5 eyes news reports.* *Henri Barkey*: *"** Turks have a tendency to buck the system when they feel that the rules of the game are unfair or that they are being bullied by their leaders. No one should assume that the vote will turn out the way Erdogan has planned"* Henri Barkey is telling us the masses will buck the system-* I disagree with that statement*- *A disappointing reality I've long come to terms with is the majority will go along- They don't think. They merely accept-* So the initial part of his statement can be dismissed. It...more »
The first thing people tell you when you decide to run for office is that you need a 30 second statement on why you are running. *I am running for Congress in the IL 6th District because, just like many people in my District, I am pissed off. I am angry, concerned and disappointed that Donald Trump is our President, that a right-wing extremist is my Congressman, and that the Democratic Party has abandoned the values that once made the party great. I am running for Congress because I believe we need to fight the establishment politics, big money and special interests that have take...more »
A researcher has threatened to sue publisher Taylor & Francis for mentioning a misconduct investigation into his work in a retraction notice. According to the notice, the publisher retracted a 2008 paper and a book chapter after learning about a misconduct investigation into the work of Mark Jackson, a department head and endowed chair, respectively, […] The post Retraction notice cites misconduct investigation into endowed chair’s work; he threatens to sue appeared first on Retraction Watch.
The Gray Lady is a left-leaning daily which is immensely unpopular with many of you and with a big part of the Republican base. But I must admit that I have always considered The New York Times a mostly credible, conventional daily which has sometimes joined the left-wing witch hunts but which always kept more decency than most of the truly ideological counterparts. Maybe their article about me in 2001 has contributed to this relative respect of me, maybe Dennis Overbye's articles about physics did so many times afterwards, who knows. But I am convinced that even their pieces about ...more »
I've been 'around' for a few years now, pursuing the shifting goal of a sharable home-made surfers resource site focused on ease of use and variety of mostly adult ( whoa : I didn't say prurient ) content.