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Thomas Paine

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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

26 April - Blogs I'm Following 1 of 2

11:39 pm MDT

Carl Sagan, “A Way of Thinking”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 minutes ago
Carl Sagan, “A Way of Thinking” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1cNaFG1VII

"The Duty To Act..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 minutes ago

Physics of poo: Why it takes you and an elephant the same amount of time

Patricia Yang, Ph.D. Student in Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 21 minutes ago
Defecation duration is surprisingly similar throughout the mammal world. Elephant image via www.shutterstock.com. The ancient Chinese practiced copromancy, the diagnosis of health based on the shape, size and texture of feces. So did the Egyptians, the Greeks and nearly every ancient culture. Even today, your doctor may ask when you last had a bowel movement and to describe it in exquisite detail. Sure, it’s uncomfortable to talk about. But that’s where science comes in, because what we don’t like to discuss can still cause harm. Irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease,... more »

Zapatistas -- Kagemusha: April is Also Tomorrow

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 25 minutes ago
Marcos in Sonora photo by Brenda Norrell, Censored News Kagemusha: April is Also Tomorrow Subcomandante Insurgente GaleanoApril 12, 2017A few months ago, Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés gave me a more extensive and substantive summary of what he just told you.Perhaps unintentionally, he had detected a through line between the past and the storm that’s here now.Early this morning, after

Pentagon: Turkish Airstrike Against Kurds Put U.S. Soldiers In Danger

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 25 minutes ago
*Washington Post:* *Pentagon expands rebuke of Turkey over Iraq, Syria strikes* The Turkish government gave the United States less than an hour’s notice before conducting strikes on partner forces in Iraq and Syria, the U.S. military said on Wednesday, stepping up its criticism of airstrikes the United States said endangered American personnel. Col. John Dorrian, a U.S. military spokesman, said the lead time failed to provide adequate notice to reposition American forces or warn Kurdish groups with whom the United States is partnering against the Islamic States. “That’s not enoug... more »

ISIS suicide attack kills scores of tribesmen in Egypt’s Sinai

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 31 minutes ago
At least 40 tribesmen loyal to the Egyptian government were killed in a suicide attack for the Islamic State in the northern Egyptian province of Sinai. According to the Islamic State’s official account on social media, a suicide bomber blew up his vehicle in a gathering for tribesmen fighters affiliated with the Egyptian Army in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Video released of the alleged Israeli airstrike on the Damascus International Airport

Paul Antonopoulos at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 31 minutes ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:16 A.M.) – Preliminary reports emerged hours ago that an Israeli air raid targeted the Damascus International Airport or its perimeters earlier this morning. Al-Masdar News has obtained video footage showing the alleged Israeli airstrike targeting the Damascus International Airport. The reports say that there were five airstrikes against the airport or its […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Graphic pictures: ISIS militants capture, behead young Syrian soldiers near Palmyra

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 31 minutes ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:00 A.M.) – Amaq Agency published 11 gruesome images showing what appears to be a massacre comitted on captured Syrian soldiers, seemingly young conscripts, near the Palmyra Silos on Wednesday. According to the pictures, the ISIS raid saw four soldiers of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured and 8 soldiers killed. At least […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

BREAKING: Reports that Israel air raid strikes Damascus International Airport

Paul Antonopoulos at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 31 minutes ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:35 A.M.) – Preliminary reports have emerged that an Israeli air raid has targeted Damascus International Airport or its perimeters. This cannot be independently verified by Al-Masdar News at this moment however. Photos have emerged of burning fuel or gas at the international airport. Photo shows Burning of fuel or gas near Damascus […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army begins offensive to capture last rebel pocket west of Damascus

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 31 minutes ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:25 A.M.) – On Wednesday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) officially began an anticipated offensive targeting an Islamist enclave, known as the Beit Jinn pocket, on the provincial border between Quneitra and rural Damascus. Preluded by missile and artillery shelling, government troops attacked from two axes at the Al-Siyouf and Al-Hinnawi hills, advancing […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

New gains leave ISIS fighters trapped in corridor between Deir Ezzor and its airbase – Map update

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 31 minutes ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:35 P.M.) – Despite a three-year jihadist siege, ISIS contingents are yet to completely overrun the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the eastern city on Deir Ezzor. After advancing 400 meters in the cemetery area on Thursday afternoon, Syrian government troops, supported by Sunni Al-Shaitat tribesmen, continued to storm and capture multiple nearby […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Rebel forces pay big price for gains in Daraa city – full report

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 31 minutes ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:00 A.M.) – Wednesday proved extremely costly for Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and allied Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) destroyed a number of insurgent targets in the border city of Daraa. Relying mostly on artillery, missiles, Syrian choppers and Russian jets, the SAA pounded suspected militant positions […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 37 minutes ago
*Paratrooper Jump* A Greek paratrooper jumps from a Air Force C-130J Super Hercules during a static-line airdrop as part of Exercise Stolen Cerberus IV near Megara, Greece, April 22, 2017. Approximately 40 paratroopers performed the static-line jump from the height of 1,000 feet. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tryphena Mayhugh

As The Islamic State's Caliphate Collapses, Foreign Fighters Are Deserting

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
BBC *The Guardian*: *Isis faces exodus of foreign fighters as its 'caliphate' crumbles* *Exclusive: Two Britons and one US citizen are among dozens who have surrendered or been caught at Turkish border* Large numbers of foreign fighters and sympathisers are abandoning Islamic State and trying to enter Turkey, with at least two British nationals and a US citizen joining an exodus that is depleting the ranks of the terror group. Stefan Aristidou, from Enfield in north London, his British wife and Kary Paul Kleman, from Florida, last week surrendered to Turkish border police after ... more »

Could North Korea's Artillery Destroy Seoul?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Kyle Mizokami, National Interest*: *Could North Korea Annihilate Seoul with Its Artillery?* For most armies, artillery is just one component of an all-arms force consisting of infantry, armor and artillery. But North Korea’s curious strategic location, with the enemy capital within striking range, has turned the country’s arsenal of howitzers and rocket launchers collectively into a weapon of mass destruction, capable of reducing Seoul to rubble within days. Or does it? Has the threat to the capital by North Korea’s “King of Battle” been overstated? During the Cold War, North Ko... more »

Ohio Is All Gerrymandered Up-- And Of Course You Can Blame Arch Hypocrite John Kasich

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Want to understand Kasichism? Ohio Governor John Kasich has a new book out, *Two Paths: America Divided or United*, and you don;'t even have to read it because he's on a media blitz to push it. On *The View* Tuesday he addressed the reason-- a 2020 presidential run-- most people are paying attention to it: "A lot of people say, 'Well, he wrote this be 'cause he wants to run for office or whatever.' No, I wrote this book because, folks, we can't live fighting, even inside our own families." Later he was on Chris Hayes' show. It was so dull. Chris tried to make it interesting but K... more »

Should the giving styles of the rich and famous alarm us all?

Leslie Lenkowsky, Senior Counsellor and Professor Emeritus of Practice in Philanthropic Studies, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis atPolitics + Society – The Conversation - 2 hours ago
Tech billionaire Sean Parker and his wife Alexandra Lenas Parker are among today's youngest and most ambitious donors. Rich Fury/Invision/AP Photo In 1890, pioneer photojournalist Jacob Riis published a book, “How the Other Half Lives,” portraying the squalid lifestyles of the immigrant groups flooding into the slums of New York City. In “The Givers: Wealth, Power, and Philanthropy in a New Gilded Age,” writer, publisher and think-tank founder David Callahan examines a vastly different group, the ultra-wealthy, and how they are using their fortunes to try to change the world. These ... more »

One way Trump went big league in his first 100 days

Mark Major, Senior Lecturer, Pennsylvania State University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 2 hours ago
Trump signs the Waters of the United States executive order on Feb. 28, 2017. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Since FDR, a president’s first 100 days offer an important – if arbitrary – measure for evaluating success. While it is unlikely any executive will again match the productivity of Roosevelt, most scholars of the presidency agree that this period still matters for advancing an administration’s agenda. It has been an unruly 100 days since President Donald Trump took the oath of office. His administration has been plagued with scandals, protests and a critical media with a renewed sens... more »

Radicals Stop Coulter Speech at Cal-Berkeley

Steve Byas at rss - 2 hours ago
[image: radicals-stop-coulter-speech-at-cal-berkeley] Once considered the champions of free speech, college campuses have emerged as its bitterest enemy.

Pre-pilot episode of new talk show "Muslims Talk Politics" with MD Alam

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 3 hours ago
NEWS & VIEWS, Episode : 70, Millennium Tv Usa, Host: Md. Alam, Guest : Dr. Kevin Barrett- Wisconsion, Derron Black- Missouri, Mohammad Salim Akhtar- Chikago, IL, Eng. Ahad Ahmad- Warren, Michigan. If you are having trouble watching the video, click HERE.

Projects, Day 4: Victoria country weekender

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 3 hours ago
So I told you yesterday I’d give you some idea of some of the things I’ve been working on recently that have kept me away from blogging. This one is a small, inexpensive weekender on a tiny Victorian country street… [image: 16018-Perkins~19 - Picture # 1] [image: 16018-Perkins~19 - Picture # 3] [image: 16018-Perkins~19 - Picture # 4] [image: 16018-Perkins~FloorPlan-web] [image: 16018-Perkins~StreetFrontCutawayPlan-web] Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Lessons from the Lack of White Cornerbacks in the NFL

MARCUS BRIGHT at Diverse - 3 hours ago
The last time a White cornerback started in an NFL game was in the 2003 season. Let’s unpack some potential reasons for this and what lessons can potentially be applied to higher ed.

Hispanic Leadership Pipeline Proving Vital

cmaadmin at Diverse - 3 hours ago
Programs that prepare Hispanic role models for executive leadership are of increasing importance, especially as Hispanic enrollment in community colleges, now at an all-time high, continues to grow.

Silvers Continues to Lead Way for Disabled

cmaadmin at Diverse - 3 hours ago
Now completing her 50th year at San Francisco State University, Dr. Anita Silvers is a nationally prominent champion of disability rights.

Opponents Take Aim at Eliminating Department of Education

cmaadmin at Diverse - 3 hours ago
Critics say a proposal to abolish the U.S. Department of Education in the name of saving taxpayer dollars is just a “shell game” that would not save any money but hurt millions of students.

Law School Dean Placed on Leave Sues University

cmaadmin at Diverse - 3 hours ago
CINCINNATI — The dean of the University of Cincinnati’s law school is suing the university, saying she was illegally placed on administrative leave. Jennifer Bard’s recently filed lawsuit alleges she was put on leave in retaliation after she responded to media reports about budget shortfalls at the law school and faculty responses to her efforts […]

Saudi Council Rejects Proposal for Female Sports Colleges

cmaadmin at Diverse - 3 hours ago
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A proposal to establish sports education colleges for Saudi women failed to win enough votes in the kingdom’s top advisory body, a council member who drafted the plan said Wednesday. The proposal needed 76 out of 150 votes in the Shura Council, but fell three votes short. It called for […]

Indiana State President Stepping Down After 9 Years in Post

cmaadmin at Diverse - 3 hours ago
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Indiana State University’s president plans to step down after leading the school for more than nine years and growing its enrollment by nearly one-third. The school announced Wednesday that President Daniel Bradley intends to leave office next January. Indiana State trustees chairman David Campbell says Bradley oversaw a period of unprecedented […]

Hungary Premier Dismisses University Fear as EU Takes Action

cmaadmin at Diverse - 3 hours ago
BRUSSELS — Hungary’s prime minister on Wednesday dismissed concerns about his country’s new higher education law after the European Union launched legal action amid fears the legislation is aimed at shutting down a university founded by billionaire philanthropist George Soros. While insisting that Hungary remains committed to the European project, Viktor Orban also launched a […]

Yale Grad Students Pledge Hunger Strike to Press Union Bid

cmaadmin at Diverse - 3 hours ago
NEW HAVEN, Conn. — As a union push stalls at Yale University, organizers are stepping up pressure to bring the administration to the negotiating table, including a vow by some graduate students to go on a hunger strike until talks begin. Graduate assistants in eight departments at the Ivy League school voted in February to […]

Coulter’s Berkeley Speech Canceled, Police Prep for Violence

cmaadmin at Diverse - 3 hours ago
BERKELEY, Calif. — Ann Coulter said Wednesday that she was forced to cancel her speaking event Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley amid concerns of violence, calling it “a dark day for free speech in America.” Police and university officials said they were still preparing for possible violence and protests whether Coulter comes to […]

Bundy Ranch Trial: Hung Jury in First of 3 Planned Trials for Multiple Defendants

William F. Jasper at rss - 3 hours ago
[image: bundy-ranch-trial-hung-jury-in-first-of-3-planned-trials-for-multiple-defendants] FBI informant convicted, jury deadlocks on 50 of 60 counts for six defendants, judge declares mistrial and reschedules new trial for June 26.

These Unassuming Planes Are Playing A Key Role In The War AGainst Terror

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
USAF Special Operations PC-12 in Niger in 2012. Sputniktilt/wikicommons *The Drive:* *These Unassuming Planes Have Been Key Players in America's War on Terror* For years, the U.S. Air Force's 318th Special Operations Squadron's small PC-12 and C-145A aircraft supported secretive operations across five continents. A key element that makes the U.S. military so potent is its ability to start rushing troops anywhere in the world on short notice. Massive cargo aircraft, such as the C-5 Galaxy and C-17 Globemaster III, depositing troops and equipment into or near war zones is a common i... more »

Introducing Donald Trump's tax reform. (Psst, it's a tax cut, not tax reform.)

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 4 hours ago
The @WhiteHouse tax plan: pic.twitter.com/l7xag1dE4Q — Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) April 26, 2017 Nope, apparently there is NOT a page two. Just this. Which has inspired a fair amount of ridicule. JFC. This is their tax plan? My kid wrote a more detailed paragraph on dinosaurs last year. (h/t @kpomerleau)#TaxReform#WednesdayWisdom pic.twitter.com/luwSXkjoHf — Holly #TheResistance (@AynRandPaulRyan) April 26, 2017 Here is what the New York Times had to say about it: *President Trump on Wednesday proposed sharp reductions in both individual and corporate income tax rates, reducing the... more »

Scientists Create ‘Revolutionary’ Artificial Womb

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
The researchers successfully tested the system on fetal lambs, but hope the technology can one day be applied to helping save the lives of critically preterm infants.

Is Paul Ryan ‘Out’ as Speaker of the House?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
Ryan has no plans to voluntarily leave his influential post, and it's unclear if any serious effort to replace him is afoot.

Is the ‘Water Bending’ Squirrel Real?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
An image purportedly showing a squirrel appearing to magically avoid a stream of water is a composite of at least two different images.

Limitation does not run against tortfeasor who caused damages while tortfeasor is trying to fix problem

James C Morton at Morton's Musings - 4 hours ago
Presidential MSH Corporation v. Marr Foster & Co. LLP, 2017 ONCA 325: [20] First, the cases suggest that a legal proceeding against an expert professional may not be appropriate if the claim arose out of the professional's alleged wrongdoing but may be resolved by the professional himself or herself without recourse to the courts, rendering the proceeding unnecessary. Of the Law Societies of Upper Canada and Nunavut

BREAKING: Trump climbs down on China, North Korea. No military action threatened

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 4 hours ago
[image: donald kim] After weeks of threats of unilateral military action, joint statement by US Secretary of State Tillerson and US Defense Mattis appears to call that option off. The post BREAKING: Trump climbs down on China, North Korea. No military action threatened appeared first on The Duran.

Donald Trump puts on a show for US Senators–China is not amused

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 4 hours ago
[image: North Korean soldiers carry flags and a photo of late leader Kim Il Sung as they march across Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade on Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)] Initial reports indicate the short meeting was more of a domestic demonstration of power than it was about serious foreign policy. The post Donald Trump puts on a show for US Senators–China is not amused appeared first on The Duran.

Full U.S. Senate Receive Briefing At The White House On North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*CNN: **Senators: Little learned during rare all-hands North Korea briefing* (CNN)Nearly every US senator attended an unusual all-hands meeting on North Korea at the White House Wednesday, though afterward few said any new information emerged about the increasingly tense US standoff with Pyongyang. Nonetheless, members of both parties said they were reassured by the hour-long administration update, which President Donald Trump appeared at only briefly before handing the session off to his top national security aides. "It was a sobering briefing, and an important opportunity for th... more »

Time For The Democrats To Use Paul Ryan To Win Elections-- Montana

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
[image: Goal Thermometer]Paul Ryan's SuperPAC, the Congressional Leadership Fund, has continued spending immense sums of money to prop up weak Republican candidates. Ryan spent millions on ineffective, counterproductive attack ads in GA-06 even before the GOP had a candidate, spent several hundred thousand dollars in KS-04 and is rapidly approaching the million dollar mark in Montana. Today Ryan's sleazy corporate-financed SuperPAC announced it would pour *another $3.5 million* into GA-06, bringing the total to $6.5 million, the most any outside group has ever spent in a congress... more »

Declassified Intel Report Shows Obama’s Chemical Weapons Deal With Assad Was a Complete Failure

Russ Read at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Russ Read* *Security, Middle East* The results of the failed accord speak for themselves. In addition to the attack on Khan Sheikhoun, the report claims “there have been over 100 allegations” of the Assad regime’s use of sarin and chlorine gas. The Syrian government was supposed to relinquish its chemical weapons arsenal in 2014 under a deal promoted by the Obama administration, but a recently declassified French intelligence report has proven it to be an abject failure. France’s declassified “national evaluation” examined evidence gathered from a sarin attack, which killed mor... more »

Get Ready, North Korea: America's Missile Defenses are Getting Even Stronger

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, Asia* The SM-3 is a kinetic energy warhead able to travel at more than 600 miles per hour; it carries no explosive, but instead relies on the sheer force of impact and collision to destroy an enemy target. *The SM-3 IIA can hit bigger targets, such as incoming enemy ballistic missiles, at longer distances than previous SM-3 interceptor missiles.* The Missile Defense Agency and Raytheon have configured the emerging SM-3 IIA missile with a more “sensitive” seeker and software designed to accommodate new threat information. The SM-3 IIA is a newer intercept... more »

Moonrise: The Next South Korean Leader and How He Will Govern

Tom Eck at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Tom Eck* *Politics, Asia* Once in office as the twelfth president of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in will have his work cut out for him. In the 2012 South Korean presidential election, Moon Jae-in lost to Park Geun-hye. Now, a snap election has Mr. Moon positioned to be the next president. With the political right in disarray due to Park’s removal from office and the splintering of the political party she once led, the stage is set for the political left to take power again in the Republic of Korea. Why this will happen and what the likely short-term results will be on the K... more »

Ecuador and the Case of the Liberal Losers

Alvaro Vargas Llosa at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Alvaro Vargas Llosa* *Politics, * Left-wing populism is slowly but steadily declining in the Americas. The recent poison gas attack in Syria, America’s stepped up military activities in Afghanistan, a presidential power grab in Turkey and the clownish bellicosity of North Korea’s “leader” have overshadowed an important development closer to home: left-wing populism’s slow-but-steady decline in the Americas. Just a few years ago left-wing populism was on the rise, embraced in one form or another by Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Venezuela and ... more »

Want to Improve Border Security? Seek Better Relations with Cuba.

Ted Piccone at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Ted Piccone* *Politics, * Conditionally improving relations with Havana could have tangible benefits for the American and Cuban people. As the Trump administration carries out its promised review of U.S. policy toward Cuba, it should think hard about the national and economic security implications of its next move. Three apparent courses of action—rolling back engagement and increasing punitive sanctions, continuing with normalization, or conditioning improved relations on further changes in Cuba—have distinct ramifications for the White House’s stated priorities to improve bor... more »

Is Donald Trump About to Launch an Operation in Southern Syria?

Jesse Marks at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Jesse Marks* *Security, Middle East* It's imperative that the president does not bring U.S. soldiers into open conflict with the regime. As coalition forces inch closer toward the Islamic State stronghold of Raqqa, increased U.S. military activity on Jordan’s northern border suggests that the fight against ISIS will soon expand to southern Syria. On April 6, President Trump authorized the launch of sixty cruise missiles from warships off the coast of Syria. On April 8, a Free Syrian Army political officer reported that U.S. forces were reportedly mobilizing to the Jordanian bor... more »

Finland Seeks Continued U.S.-Russian Cooperation in the Arctic

Kenneth Yalowitz, Stacy Closson at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Kenneth Yalowitz, Stacy Closson* *Security, Asia* Could Russia's defenisve measures and other geopolitical tensions negatively impact the Arctic Council's cooperative efforts? Finland will assume the chairmanship next month of the eight-member Arctic Council at a time of heightened geopolitical tension. The council, which includes the United States, four other NATO members, Finland, Sweden and Russia, has so far succeeded in advancing cooperative environmental and scientific steps in the region, leading some people to regard the Arctic as one of the few areas for continued coope... more »

Rusya, hava gücünün yarısını Hmeymim hava üssünden çekti

Emre Köse at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
Rusya hava kuvvetleri, bu hafta askeri komuta emirlerini takiben, uçaklarının yarısını Lazkiye’nin Ceble ilçesinde bulunan Hmeymim hava üssünden çekti. Rusya Genelkurmay Başkanlığı Ana Harekat Dairesi Başkanı Orgeneral Sergey Rudskoy, Uluslararası Güvenlik üzerine VI. Moskova Konferansı’nda yaptığı konuşmada, “Teröristlerin sayısı azaldı, bu da Hmeymim hava üssündeki uçakların neredeyse yarısını geri çekmemizi sağladı.” ifadelerini kullandı. Uçakların geri […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Peşmerge: PKK, Şengal bölgesinden ayrılmalı

Emre Köse at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
Peşmerge Bakanlığının Medya Departmanı Başkanı Halgurd Hikmat, TSK’nın Peşmerge üssünü hedef aldığı ve bir dizi ölümle sonuçlanan saldırıdan PKK’yi sorumlu tutarak Şengal bölgesinden ayrılması konusunda PKK’ye çağrıda bulundu. Hikmat, PKK’nin duruşunu ”yeniden düşünmesi” gerektiğini ve Kürdistan Bölgesel Yönetimi’nin topraklarından ayrılması gerektiğini söyledi. Hikmat, ”PKK, Şengal’den ayrılmayı reddettiği takdirde, Irak hükümeti toprak egemenliğini koruyamadığı için hava […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Lazkiye kırsalında onlarca cihatçı Suriye ordusuna teslim oldu

Emre Köse at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
Lazkiye kırsalında yaklaşık 50 cihatçının, Suriye yönetimi tarafından çıkarılan af kararını kabul ettiği öğrenildi. Büyük bir kısmının ÖSO’ya bağlı 1. ve 2. Sahil Tümenlerinden olduğu bildirilen 50 civarı cihatçının Suriye ordusunun alan komutanlarıyla telsiz görüşmeleri neticesinde teslim olmaya karar verdikleri belirtiliyor. Buna ek olarak, Lazkiye vilayetinde faaliyet gösteren birkaç silahlı grubun İdlib’deki liderlerinden gelen emirlere […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Syrian warplane drops massive parachute bombs on Al-Qaeda in rural Hama

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:35 P.M.) – The Syrian Air Force has unleashed its largest campaign yet, conducting nearly 100 sorties alongside Russian jets over the provincial border between Hama and Idlib on a daily basis to systematically weaken Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS). Brand new footage from the volatile rebel-held region shows a Syrian Su-22 warplane dropping […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

X22 Report, “The Stock Market Has Gotten So Big It Has Now Passed 2007 Market Bubble”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*X22 Report, * *“The Stock Market Has Gotten So Big It Has Now Passed 2007 Market Bubble”* - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KoTVsklElr0

Unrest In Venezuela -- News Updates April 26, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*NPR:* *Dueling Rallies Rack Caracas After Death Toll Inches Toward 30 In Venezuela* It has been just under a month since dissatisfaction with Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro erupted into massive protests — but if Wednesday's street skirmishes in Caracas are any indication, the unrest is unlikely to end soon. Nearly 30 people have been killed in the demonstration since the end of March, when the pro-Maduro Supreme Court tried to nullify an opposition-dominated legislature — but then quickly backpedaled. Opposition leaders announced three of the deaths Wednesday, according to ... more »

Watch the moment Theresa May shows exactly why she’s too scared to face the British public [VIDEO]

Emily Apple at The Canary - 5 hours ago
Not only has Theresa May ruled out participating in public debates. She also seems very reluctant to meet real people. But footage from Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) shows exactly why. And her failure to answer key questions will be of fundamental importance to some of the Conservatives’ most loyal fans – pensioners. It’s a simple […] The post Watch the moment Theresa May shows exactly why she’s too scared to face the British public [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

Jeremy Corbyn managed to touch a public nerve with just one tweet [VIDEO]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 5 hours ago
After the last Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs) before the upcoming general election, Jeremy Corbyn made a very bold statement on Twitter. And it struck a chord with the public. Probably because it simply said what so many people think about the Conservative government. A clear message from Corbyn The Labour leader’s tweet was straightforward. But […] The post Jeremy Corbyn managed to touch a public nerve with just one tweet [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

The image that shows the Tories couldn’t be further from a ‘workers’ party’ if they tried [TWEETS]

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 5 hours ago
The Conservative Party has long tried to convince people that it’s “the real workers’ party”. But one recent image sums up the truth perfectly. That is, that the Tories couldn’t be further from a ‘workers’ party’ if they tried. Forget the fact that Theresa May’s party wines and dines millionaire donors, slashes corporation taxes, and lowers taxation for the highest earners. Or that it does […] The post The image that shows the Tories couldn’t be further from a ‘workers’ party’ if they tried [TWEETS] appeared first on The Canary.

Experts’ vision of an ice-free summer is already wrong & benefitting polar bears

Hifast at Climate Collections - 5 hours ago
Originally posted on polarbearscience: Polar bear populations in most of the Canadian Arctic Archipelago (CAA) must be booming, as they are elsewhere. That’s because the ‘experts’ were even more wrong in their predictions of future sea ice conditions than most people realize: they expected the CAA would remain choked with ice during a ‘nearly ice-free’…

Trump Caught Tweeting at Mar-a-Lago?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
An unflattering image purportedly showing President Donald Trump from sending a tweet from his Florida estate is a hoax.

"Trump Unveils Major Tax Overhaul"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Trump Unveils Major Tax Overhaul"* by Brian Maher "Saturday is the president’s 100th day on the throne. And Trump strikes us as a fellow sweating to get something done, against some sort of odds. His own party reformed health care reform into the wastebasket... Judges banned his travel ban… The big, beautiful wall remains a big, beautiful fantasy. But this afternoon the president’s released his latest tax reform proposal. A critical plank drops the U.S. corporate tax rate from a punishing 35% to a relaxed 15%. Trump says a 15% rate would take American business off its tether… li... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 26, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Tyler Rogoway, Drive*: *It's Far Too Soon For The Military Option When It Comes To North Korea* As war drums grow louder, the US and its allies are encircling North Korea with military might. Meanwhile, the White House is about to brief the US Senate as to its plans. The potential for a real showdown between the United States and North Korea seems to be manifesting itself via grand displays of force on and around the Korean Peninsula. The US is very publicly loading additional firepower into the region, and North Korea doesn't seem ready to tamp down on their own form of high-p... more »

Wednesday Afternoon Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 6 hours ago
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. - Christian Cooper discusses how poverty is like a disease in its effect on a person's mental and physical well-being. And Andre Picard highlights the reality that in order to address the damage done by centuries of systematic discrimination against Canada's indigenous people, we need to start making up the gap with ambition rather than hesitation. - Meanwhile, the Guardian editorializes about the structural - and growing - inequities which are limiting opportunities for the younger generation in the UK. - Alan Broadbent and Elizab... more »

Our Turk Allies Just Attacked Our Kurd Allies - Whose Side Are We On?

Daniel McAdams at 6 hours ago
Here's a perfect example of how convoluted our Middle East policy is: our Turkish NATO allies attacked our Kurdish anti-ISIS ground forces in Iraq and Syria this week, killing as many as 70 fighters. The Kurdish YPG fighters make up the bulk of the US-backed "Syrian Democratic Forces" who are leading the US fight against ISIS in eastern Syria. How will the Kurds respond to the fact that their chief sponsor's close ally keeps killing them? And how does the US expect the Kurds to take over Raqqa once it's "liberated" when the Turks keep killing them? And how will the Turks respond to ... more »

World News Briefs -- April 26, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
A U.S. military commander (R) walks with a commander (C) from the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) as they inspect the damage at YPG headquarters after it was hit by Turkish airstrikes in Mount Karachok near Malikiya, Syria. REUTERS/ Rodi Said *Reuters:* *Turkish army, Kurdish militia exchange fire across Syria border* Turkey's military outposts on the border with Syria came under fire from Kurdish militia across the frontier, the army said on Wednesday, a day after Turkish warplanes bombed groups in northeastern Syria and Iraq affiliated to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Pa... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 6 hours ago
The chair of the Republican National Committee says that the wall needs to be built or the GOP base will punish Republican candidates in 2018: Republican National Committee chair Ronna Romney McDaniel said Wednesday that failing to fulfill Donald Trump's campaign promise to build a wall along the Mexican border will hurt the party in the 2018 midterm elections. "They're gonna lose the trust of our base if we don't keep our promises, our base is gonna walk away," McDaniel said when asked by conservative radio host Laura Ingraham about the possibly of the wall not being built or funde... more »

Musical Interlude: John Murphy, “Sunshine (Adagio In D Minor)”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
John Murphy, “Sunshine (Adagio In D Minor)” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NQXVzg2PiZw

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“Clouds of glowing gas mingle with dust lanes in the Trifid Nebula, a star forming region toward the constellation of the Archer (Sagittarius). In the center, the three prominent dust lanes that give the Trifid its name all come together. Mountains of opaque dust appear on the right, while other dark filaments of dust are visible threaded throughout the nebula. A single massive star visible near the center causes much of the Trifid's glow. * Click image for larger size.* The Trifid, also known as M20, is only about 300,000 years old, making it among the youngest emission nebulae know... more »

Paulo Coelho, “Why Do That?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Why Do That?”* by Paulo Coelho “Nature is telling us: ‘Change!’ And those who do not fear the Angel of Good Fortune understand that they must go forward, despite their fear. Despite their doubts. Despite recriminations. Despite threats. They confront their values and prejudices. They hear the advice of their loved ones, who say: ‘Why do that? You have everything you need: the love of your parents, your wife and your children, the job it took you so long to get. Don’t run the risk of becoming a stranger in a strange land.’ Nevertheless, they risk taking a first step, sometimes out... more »

"The Vanishing Days..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“The sunset on which we gaze is a sunrise on the other side of the world, and the vanishing days can take from us nothing that may not be restored by some day yet unborn.” - E.C. Hall

“The ‘Majority Opinion’ Is An Illusion”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“The ‘Majority Opinion’ Is An Illusion”* by Brandon Smith “If there is one concept on Earth that has been the absolute bane of human existence (besides global elitism), it would have to be the concept of the “majority opinion”. The moment men began refusing to develop their own world views without first asking “What does everyone else think?”, they set themselves up for an endless future of failures. We are, of course, very social beings, and our natures drive us to seek those of like mind and spirit in what some might call a “tribal imperative”. However, this imperative to organi... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“Believe me, I know all about it. I know the stress. I know the frustration. I know the temptations of time and space. We worked this out ahead of time. They're part of the plan. We knew this stuff might happen. Actually, you insisted they be triggered whenever you were ready to begin thinking thoughts you've never thought before. New thinking is always the answer.” “Good on you,” The Universe “Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!” - www.tut.com

"Desperate Courage..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“Desperate courage makes One a majority.” - Andrew Jackson

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Burke, Virginia, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"The Minds Of Men..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"The minds of men were gradually reduced to the same level, the fire of genius was extinguished. The name of Poet was almost forgotten; that of Orator was usurped by the sophists. A cloud of critics, of compilers, of commentators, darkened the face of learning, and the decline of genius was soon followed by the corruption of taste. This diminutive stature of mankind was daily sinking below the old standard." - Edward Gibbon, "The Decline And Fall of The Roman Empire"

"The Search for Truth"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"The Search for Truth" By David Chandler “Some people might wonder what motivates a physics teacher to get up and talk about religion and world issues. I am not a professional political scientist or sociologist or theologian. But I am a concerned citizen and a thinking person. To be a scientist does not mean you have to be a one-dimensional person out of touch with life beyond the lab. Physics used to be called natural philosophy. It is a branch of philosophy in that it is part of the quest for truth. The same thing that motivates me to ponder the true nature of the physical world ... more »

Trump Floats Trial Balloon on Tax Reform; Wants Feedback

Bob Adelmann at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: trump-floats-trial-balloon-on-tax-reform-wants-feedback] This is merely the opening bid in the long and likely tortuous process of getting tax reform onto Trump's desk.

Wikitribune: Wikipedia Co-founder's Open-source News Site to Combat Fake News

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: wikitribune-wikipedia-co-founder-s-open-source-news-site-to-combat-fake-news] Wikipedia co-founder Jimmy Wales is launching an innovative news website called Wikitribune to combat “fake news” by creating a partnership between professional journalists and a community of volunteer contributors. Readers will be able to suggest edits to the news aricles. This “open-source” model of news reporting borrows more than a little from the model of Wikipedia.

Judge Blocks “Sanctuary Cities” Defunding Order; Trump May Take Case to Supreme Court

Warren Mass at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: judge-blocks-sanctuary-cities-defunding-order-trump-may-take-case-to-supreme-court] U.S. District Judge William Orrick of a district court in California blocked the Trump administration’s Executive Order 13768 to withhold funding from sanctuary cities.

Ivanka Trump's clothing line is manufactured in a Chinese sweatshop that makes its employees work 60 hour weeks for around 62 dollars.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 7 hours ago
Courtesy of WaPo: *Workers at a factory in China used by the company that makes clothing for Ivanka Trump’s fashion line and other brands worked nearly 60 hours a week to earn wages of little more than $62 a week, according to a factory audit released Monday. * *The factory’s 80 workers knit clothes for the contractor, G-III Apparel Group, which has held the exclusive license to make the Ivanka Trump brand’s $158 dresses, $79 blouses and other clothes since 2012. The company also makes clothes for Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger and other brands. * *Inspectors with the Fair Labor As... more »

Waiting for Jolyon

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
Political parties are more or less the expression of classes or class fractions. They organise classes, articulate and arrange their interests, and are a means by which they become conscious of themselves. The durability across nearly all the advanced nations of parties that represent business, that represent labour, that represent small employers and layers of professionals, and how all party systems have seen the eruption of left and right populisms tied to changes in class composition confirms the durability of that insight. Even in the more open party systems of Continental Eur... more »

Scientists repopulating Mexican wolves through artificial insemination

White Wolf at White Wolf - 7 hours ago
A Mexican wolf born this month at a wildlife center in suburban St. Louis is offering new hope for repopulating the endangered species through artificial insemination using frozen sperm. The Mexican wolf population once roamed Mexico and the western U.S. in the thousands but was nearly wiped out by the 1970s, largely from decades of hunting, trapping and poisoning. Commonly known as "El Lobos," the species, distinguished by a smaller, more narrow skull and its gray and brown coloring, was designated an endangered species in 1976. Even today, only 130 Mexican wolves live in the wild ... more »

The Islamic State Is Waging War Against The Taliban In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
A screen grab shows unidentified Afghans claiming to represent the Islamic Organization of Great Afghanistan, which they say is ready to fight for the ISIS. Radio Free Afghanistan/ Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty *Khaama Press:* *91 killed in Taliban and ISIS militants clash in North of Afghanistan* At least 91 insurgents have been killed as deadly clashes erupted among the Taliban insurgents and the loyalists of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) terrorist group. According to the local government officials, the majority of the casualties were inflicted to the Taliban ins... more »

Is North Korea's Special Forces A Dangerous Threat?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
North Korean special forces soldiers march during a military parade marking the 105th anniversary of the birth of the country’s founding father, Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang, North Korea, on April 15. (Reuters) *Washington Post:* *North Korea’s Special Operations forces are numerous, mysterious and formidable* Dozens of Special Operations troops marched in North Korea’s military parade this month, covered from head to toe in green, brown and black camouflage. Carrying variants of the Kalashnikov rifle with high-capacity “helical” magazines, they shouted slogans in support of Kim Jong ... more »

OIT- Interview F. William Engdahl- Round Table, World War & Gods of Money

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
*Where to begin with this one?* *First of all... Thanks again to Tim Kelley, from Our Interesting Times, who is an excellent interviewer. A very informative, listen more then once, kind of information packed historical/ present day chat- * *This is related to a concept I haven't been able to quite put my finger on, or organize, regarding the Atlantacists, Five Eyes, the Brexit and NATO's attempt to crush Europe. Maybe you all can leave some thoughts?* *There's a post from 2014 where I had mentioned the agenda to subordinate Europe by the US/Atlantacist led NATO* *Thursday, May 8, 2... more »

The Omnipresent Pressure to Conform by Graham Peebles

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 7 hours ago
by Graham Peebles Writer, Dandelion Salad London, England April 26, 2017 It was the school holidays and there were lots of teenagers in my local park. I sometimes spot them meandering home, but I rarely see them en masse as it were. Blind to the bluebells, peacocks and glories of nature all around us, they […]

Victims Come Forward Alleging Seattle Mayor Raped Them as Kids, Expose Police Cover-Up

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 7 hours ago
[image: mayor]Seattle Mayor, after being accused of pedophilia, now stands accused of covering up other incidents using the police as shields.

Trouble Is Brewing in the Texas Beer Market

Content Multimedia - 8 hours ago
By Carine Martinez-Gouhier, Kent Cho

Did Evacuation Alarms Go Off in Pyongyang, North Korea Amid ‘Nuke Fears’?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
Disreputable web sites are falsely reporting that a 2015 video of a nighttime tsunami alert in Chile was a mass evacuation in North Korea.

Korean War History Lesson

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
On two trips to South Korea I met a survivor of this US Army slaughter and he took our group to this bridge. The orders came down from Washington to the US Army commanders during the Korean War to "kill everything that moves." US war planes bombed the long line of civilians running for safety and many ran inside of the bridge tunnel at No Gun Ri. US Army units from the 7th Cavalry used small and heavy arms fire to shoot people inside the tunnels as they crawled out trying to find water. It was a slaughter. Few in America know these stories about the Korean War. Bruce

Humans Lived in North America 130,000 Years Ago, Study Claims

White Wolf at White Wolf - 8 hours ago
Prehistoric humans — perhaps Neanderthals or another lost species — occupied what is now California some 130,000 years ago, a team of scientists reported on Wednesday. The bold and fiercely disputed claim, published in the journal Nature, is based on a study of mastodon bones discovered near San Diego. If the scientists are right, they would significantly alter our understanding of how humans spread around the planet. The earliest widely accepted evidence of people in the Americas is less than 15,000 years old. Genetic studies strongly support the idea that those people were the a... more »

Will Putin-Gate Lead To Impeachment?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Looks like his decision to not seek reelection has set Jason Chaffetz free from at least some partisan obligations to the Trumpist Regime. Watch that video above. Responding to a question about Trump/Putin crony Michael Flynn, Chaffetz said "As a former military officer, you simply cannot take money from Russia, Turkey or anybody else. And it appears as if he did take that money. It was inappropriate. And there are repercussions for the violation of law." CNN reported that "The announcement about Flynn comes a week after CNN reported that Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and a se... more »

North Korea's Progress In Developing New Weapon Systems Is A Top Concern For US Senators

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*FOX News*: *North Korea's weapons progress a top concern as US senators have rare briefing* With all 100 U.S. senators invited to a rare briefing on White House grounds Wednesday on North Korea, it’s hard to overstate how concerned officials are about the technological advancements out of Pyongyang. While North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-un has a reputation for bizarre behavior, the nuclear arsenal and aspirations of the Republic are being taken seriously. North Korea has conducted five nuclear tests in the past 11 years, the last several being the most destructive – and now they ... more »

Russia's FSB Chief: Islamic State Holding Talks With Other Groups To Create A New Global Terrorist Network

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
FILE PHOTO © Medyan Dairieh / Global Look Press *TASS:* *Russia’s FSB chief says Islamic State holding talks on uniting with other terror groups* The Russian defense minister says militants have been joining refugees to leave the Middle East and travel to other countries MOSCOW, April 26. /TASS/. MOSCOW, April 26. /TASS/. Intelligence services have obtained information that the Islamic State terrorist organization is holding talks on unification with other terrorist groups, Head of Russia’s Federal Security Service Alexander Bortnikov said at the Moscow Conference on Internationa... more »

Mapa | Ejército sirio amenaza con cortar el bolsillo de ISIS tras tomar el campo de gas en Palmira

Alvaro A. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
Hoy, el Ejército Árabe Sirio (EAS) liberó finalmente los campos de gas de al-Shaer después de haber impuesto en febrero el control de fuego sobre las instalaciones. El avance fue asegurado por el 5º regimiento, entrenada por Rusia y la decimoctava división de tanques del EAS en una operación rápida de la mañana en un […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Dozens of rebel fighters surrender to the Syrian Army in Latakia

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:30 P.M.) – According to exclusive information obtained by Al-Masdar News, some 50 exhausted insurgents decided to give up their arms over the past 48 hours in rural Latakia and accept an amnesty decree signed by Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad which allows them to avoid prosecution. Unbeknownst to their commanders, some 50 fighters […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army threatens to cutoff ISIS pocket after seizing gas field near Palmyra – Map update

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:00 P.M.) – Earlier today, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) finally liberated the Al-Shaer Gas fields after imposing fire control over the facility in February. The advance was secured by the Russian-trained 5th Legion and elements of the 18th Tank Division in a rapid morning operation through a heavily mined area. Effectively, government […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Saudi warplanes drop leaflets over coastal Yemeni province warning of imminent invasion

Naseh Shaker at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:30 P.M.) – Saudi jets dropped thousands of leaflets over Hudaydah on Wednesday, warning civilians not to cooperate with Houthi-led troops and instead to help the Aden-based government with restoring the embattled country under its control. A copy of leaflets dropped on the provincial capital reads: “Dear family members in Hudaydah. The control […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Ejército sirio bombardea puesto del ejército turco en medio de enfrentamientos entre fuerzas turcas y kurdas

Felipe Ramírez at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
De acuerdo a información difundida por el Ejército de Turquía, sus fuerzas fueron atacadas por rondas de morteros en un cruce fronterizo con Siria este miércoles, en un incidente que afectó un puesto militar en la provincia de Hatay, conocida también como Iskenderun. Un oficial turco acusó al Ejército Árabe Sirio de llevar a cabo […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Air Force eradicates two Free Syrian Army commanders in northern Hama

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:00 P.M.) – On Wednesday, two factions of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) mourned the loss high-ranking military commanders whom were killed by Syrian airstrikes over rebel-held areas of the Hama governorate. Jaish Al-Izza, second only to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (Syrian Al-Qaeda branch) on the northern Hama battlefield, said in an online statement […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Kurdish troops destroy 4 Turkish tanks amid major escalation

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:35 P.M.) – The Turkish Armed Forces are paying the price for recent air raids in northern Syria as their troops came under heavy fire by the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) along the entire border on Wednesday. With the most heavy clashes erupting in the area between Derbassiye and Senyurt, SDF units […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army shells Turkish Army border post in contested province

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7:40 P.M.) – According to the Turkish Army, their forces were hit by cross-border Syrian mortar shells on Wednesday in an incident that struck a military outpost in the Turkish province of Hatay, sometimes called İskenderun. An official in the Turkish Army accused the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) of carrying out the mortar […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Technoautism and The Decline of Human Communication By Rocket Kirchner

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 8 hours ago
by Rocket Kirchner Featured Writer Dandelion Salad RocketKirchner April 22, 2009 Hiding behind computers and hurling insults, constant cell phone interruptions in public, cyberspace deception of false identities, bits of songs from itunes, ipods without those wonderful sumptuous record covers, 500 mind numbing channels on T.V., the relentless demagoguery of talk radio Babylon …. Welcome […]

CNN Overlooks Torture By Israeli Forces To Smear Women’s Rights Advocate Facing Deportation

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 9 hours ago
In political case, Rasmea Odeh pled guilty in court on April 26. CNN covered the plea by peddling right-wing propaganda about her past. The post CNN Overlooks Torture By Israeli Forces To Smear Women’s Rights Advocate Facing Deportation appeared first on Shadowproof.

The Poet: Robinson Jeffers, "The Brown Forest"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"The Brown Forest"* "I entered the life of the brown forest And the great life of the ancient peaks, the patience of stone, I felt the changes in the veins In the throat of the mountain, a grain in many centuries, we have our own time, not yours; and I was the stream Draining the mountain wood; and I the stag drinking; and I was the stars, Boiling with light, wandering alone, each one the lord of his own summit; and I was the darkness Outside the stars, I included them, they were a part of me. I was mankind also, a moving lichen On the cheek of the round stone..." - Robinson Jeffers

Wonderful allies – Turkey bombs US-backed coalition forces in Syria

Ricky Twisdale at The Duran - 9 hours ago
[image: Image processed by CodeCarvings Piczard ### FREE Community Edition ### on 2015-07-24 22:27:48Z | http://piczard.com | http://codecarvings.com] Turkey has signaled its intention to pursue its own aims in Syria regardless of the desires of Europe or the US The post Wonderful allies – Turkey bombs US-backed coalition forces in Syria appeared first on The Duran.

Russians happier than ever poll shows

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 9 hours ago
[image: happy russians] As President Putin's approval ratings remain at stratospheric levels, a VTsIOM poll shows that against a background of an improving economy most Russians are happy with their lives. The post Russians happier than ever poll shows appeared first on The Duran.

How civilized – ISIS apologizes to Israel for firing on its troops

Ricky Twisdale at The Duran - 9 hours ago
[image: isis member] The terror group was apparently concerned Israel might consider it intolerant or something The post How civilized – ISIS apologizes to Israel for firing on its troops appeared first on The Duran.

The Trump administration and Syria: targeting ISIS or working towards Syria’s partition?

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 9 hours ago
[image: A Syrian rebel fires as a regime fighter jet flies overhead in Syria's eastern town of Deir Ezzor, on August 17, 2013. Al-Qaeda loyalists attacked a mainly Kurdish town in northeastern Syria sparking fighting in which 17 people were killed, two of them ambulance crew, a watchdog said. AFP PHOTO/ABO SHUJA] Whilst talk of ISIS relocating from Raqqa to Deir Ezzor may be intended to prepare Syria's partition that looks unrealisable and unrealistic. The post The Trump administration and Syria: targeting ISIS or working towards Syria’s partition? appeared first on The Duran.

WATCH: Debate show gets violent after a Polish commentator calls Russians ‘red fascists’

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 9 hours ago
[image: WATCH: Debate show gets violent after a Polish commentator calls Russians ‘red fascists’] Calling any Russian a fascist is a grave insult. The post WATCH: Debate show gets violent after a Polish commentator calls Russians ‘red fascists’ appeared first on The Duran.

The Duran is building a Digital Immortal Regiment -send your WWII ancestor photos

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 9 hours ago
[image: immortal reg 2] This Victory Day, the 9th of May, join us in honouring those who helped defeat fascism. The post The Duran is building a Digital Immortal Regiment -send your WWII ancestor photos appeared first on The Duran.

I'm predicting a super fun weekend of riots and beat downs...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 9 hours ago
*let's all hope I'm wrong.* First up: The 11th Annual *82nd Avenue of the Roses Parade* cancelled due to threats of violence from far left Antifa. They've got their panties all twisted up because the Multnomah County Republicans are marching in the parade - something they do every year. A carnival has also been cancelled that's part of the festivities this upcoming weekend. PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -The annual 82nd Avenue of Roses Parade and Carnival scheduled for this weekend has been canceled due to "threats of violence," according to organizers. The parade, in what would have been ... more »

China's First Home-Grown Aircraft Carrier Is Ready: Should America Be Worried?

Ryan Pickrell at The National Interest - 9 hours ago
*Ryan Pickrell* *Security, Asia* China’s ultimate goal is to be able to field a blue water navy and project power as the U.S. does, and some observers suspect that China is moving along that trajectory at a rapid pace. China launched its second aircraft carrier Wednesday. China’s first aircraft carrier, a refitted Soviet-era vessel called the Liaoning, was commissioned into the People’s Liberation Army Navy in 2012. The new carrier, China’s first indigenously-produced aircraft carrier, was officially launched at China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation’s Dalian shipyard, reports... more »

Poll: Most Americans Want to Stop People on Food Stamps from Buying Soda

Thomas Phippen at The National Interest - 9 hours ago
*Thomas Phippen* *Politics, * The survey shows that, depending on the item restricted, a vast majority of Americans favor restricting food stamp junk food purchases. Most Americans would be fine increasing the amount of benefits in food welfare programs, as long as there are more restrictions on what those benefits can buy, according to a survey conducted by the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. Overall, about 57 percent of those surveyed thought that the amount individual households receive in food stamps, or benefits, “seemed low,” according to the report ... more »

Destroying the Planet, and U.S. Leadership Along With It

Paul R. Pillar at The National Interest - 9 hours ago
*Paul R. Pillar* *Climate Change, United States China* With the wide path of destruction that Donald Trump has been cutting—in which the damage is affecting matters ranging from principles of nondiscrimination to ethical integrity of government officials to reliable health care for Americans—it is easy to lose sight of what ultimately would be the most consequential destruction of all: the damage to a habitable planet. The consequences may not be as immediately apparent, during the first 100 days or even during four years, as some of the other carnage, but the importance to huma... more »

We need to talk about the mainstream media and the election. Because a disaster is looming [IMAGES]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 10 hours ago
The UK press is not known for its impartiality. Especially when it comes to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. But the latest damning news about the mainstream media should worry us all; as we literally have six weeks to stop the press railroading the country into another Conservative government. Dangerous times Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is a […] The post We need to talk about the mainstream media and the election. Because a disaster is looming [IMAGES] appeared first on The Canary.

The rape victim’s letter which stunned the Scottish Conservatives into silence [VIDEO]

Sophia Akram at The Canary - 10 hours ago
The Scottish parliament was in uproar on Tuesday 25 April as it debated the Conservative government’s two-child limit for tax credits and the so-called ‘rape clause’. Among the array of impassioned speeches, a letter read from a Scottish Labour constituent stunned the Conservative benches into silence. Because it drove home just what impact the clause has on those who […] The post The rape victim’s letter which stunned the Scottish Conservatives into silence [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

Jeremy Hunt just took the absolute piss out of the British electorate [VIDEO]

James Wright at The Canary - 10 hours ago
Jeremy Hunt has taken the absolute piss out of the British electorate. On Good Morning Britain, the Health Secretary suggested that the only way to save the NHS is to vote Conservative: If you want to get more money into the NHS, if you want to pay nurses more – and we all want to […] The post Jeremy Hunt just took the absolute piss out of the British electorate [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

The right-wing media has been hiding the truth about Labour’s opinion polling. So we’ve printed it [IMAGES]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 10 hours ago
Much has been made by the media of Labour’s poor showing in opinion polls. But what the press hasn’t been reporting makes for interesting reading. And it shows that Jeremy Corbyn’s party could be on exactly the right course for victory. Corbyn BAD The press have been swamping the public with headlines about how badly […] The post The right-wing media has been hiding the truth about Labour’s opinion polling. So we’ve printed it [IMAGES] appeared first on The Canary.

Boris Johnson to be kennelled throughout the election campaign

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 10 hours ago
People have been wondering where Boris Johnson is. Although not too hard obviously, as the more pressing issue is “where on Earth is Theresa ‘no show’ May?” Although the Prime Minister remains at large, the mystery of the missing Boris has at least been solved. As it turns out he’s been kennelled in a facility […] The post Boris Johnson to be kennelled throughout the election campaign appeared first on The Canary.

Mainstream Media Finally Exposes CIA Drug Trafficking Conspiracy in Explosive History Channel Series

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: cia]The new documentary series, "America's War on Drugs" covers everything from the role of the CIA in the crack epidemic to the Afghan drug trade.

Former Heritage Economist Stephen Moore Refutes CBO's Doom & Gloom

Bob Adelmann at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: former-heritage-economist-stephen-moore-refutes-cbo-s-doom-gloom] It didn't take long for Stephen Moore, CNN economics commentator and distinguished fellow at the Heritage Institute, to move from a limited government conservative to a funder of big government.

Breitbart News denied congressional press passes.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 10 hours ago
Courtesy of CNN: *Breitbart News was stymied once again on Tuesday in its efforts to secure press credentials on Capitol Hill. * *The standing committee of correspondents of the U.S. Senate Daily Press Gallery, a panel of journalists that determines which news organizations should receive congressional press passes, voted to table Breitbart's bid for permanent passes and to discontinue the right-wing outlet's temporary credentials without an extension. * *Breitbart's temporary credentials expire on May 31. * *Laura Lytle, the director of the Senate Press Gallery, said that Breit... more »

Russian Defense Chief: Last Month's U.S. Missile Strike On Syria Threatened Russian Troops

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Russia says U.S. missile strike on Syria was a threat to its forces* Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu complained on Wednesday that a U.S. missile strike on a Syrian air base earlier this month had posed a threat to Russian troops and was forcing Moscow to take extra measures to protect them. Speaking at a security conference in Moscow, Shoigu restated Russia's view that the strike -- which Washington conducted in response to what it said was a deadly chemical weapons attack by Syrian government forces -- was "a crude violation of international law." U.S. offici... more »

Los Angeles Bans Use of Wild Animals for Entertainment

White Wolf at White Wolf - 10 hours ago
A recent press release from Performing Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) announced that the city council of Los Angeles voted today to ban the use of wild animals in entertainment! The motion, by Councilmember David Ryu, affects circuses, other wild animal exhibitions, and rentals for house parties. An official ordinance is being drafted and will soon be returned to the Council for final approval. While other cities in the U.S. have taken similar action to prohibit the use of wild animals in entertainment, L.A. is by far the largest city to do so – and the fact that this municipality i... more »

Long Walk 5 with Winnebago in Nebraska

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
. . . Winnebago Public School Assembly Photos by Western Shoshone Long Walker Carl Bad Bear Sampson . .========================== Little Priest Tribal College Tour Long Walker Carl Bad Bear Sampson

LIVE in New York: Indigenous Women Protecting Earth, Rights and Communities

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
/ Michelle Cook, Dine', and Casey Camp Horinek, Ponca in New York today. Photo by Michelle Cook Click arrow below to watch. =========================== Featuring Casey Camp Horinek (Ponca; Ponca Nation Council Woman, WECAN Advisory Council Member, USA) Lucy Mulenkei (Maasai; Executive Director of the Indigenous Information Network, Kenya) Kandi Mossett (

Commander Of The U.S. Pacific Command Testifies Before Congress On The North Korean Threat

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
The Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, Admiral Harry Harris, waits to testify before a House Armed Services Committee hearing on 'Military Assessment of the Security Challenges in the Indo-Asia-Pacific Region' on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S, April 26, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas *The Guardian*: *US commander not confident North Korea will refrain from nuclear assault* Adm Harry Harris testifies before House, indicating a preference for a US show of military force in order to deter North Korea from launching a devastating assault The US admiral in charge of a potential confli... more »

Thomas Piketty and The Iron Law of Wages

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 10 hours ago
Like-minded thinkers: Thomas Robert Malthus (13 February 1766 — 29 December 1834), English cleric, scholar, and economist; and Thomas Piketty (7 May 1971 — ), French economist Photo Credits: Wikimedia Commons / John Linnell (1792-1882), and Wikimedia Commons / Gobierno de Chile Discussing blogging recently with a couple of high school interns brought to mind the French […]

Mohawk Nation News: 'It's No Use' Strategy

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
“IT’S NO USE” STRATEGY Posted on April 26, 2017 Mohawk Nation News Please post & distribute. MNN. April 26, 2017. On ono-ware-keh. great turtle island, had no prisons, poor houses, orphanages, old age homes, army, police, starving homeless people, insane asylums or welfare. Planned hopelessness is part of Duncan Campbell Scott “to get rid of the INDIAN problem”. te-ho-ti-ion-kwa-ton

Cumbria Life UK – “Chernobyl The Cloud Lingers On”

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 10 hours ago
Cumbria Life and Chernobyl…a hard hitting article from 1996… The lifestyle magazine, Cumbria Life, is not where you would expect…

The U.S. Fleet Sailing Towards The Korean Peninsula Cannot Shoot Down North Korea's Ballistic Missiles

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Bloomberg*:* Trump ‘Armada’ Sent to Deter Kim Can’t Shoot Down His Missiles* * Vinson strike group escorts aren’t equipped for interceptions * Navy vessels homeported in Japan would be needed for that The U.S. Navy flotilla sailing toward the Korean peninsula to deter Kim Jong Un’s regime lacks a key capability: It can’t shoot down ballistic missiles. The USS Carl Vinson and the aircraft carrier’s accompanying destroyers and cruiser are expected to arrive in waters near the peninsula this week, carrying a full complement of weaponry, including scores of Tomahawk cruise and anti-... more »

U.K. Ministry Of Defense Facing Serious Budget Shortfalls For Buying New Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*The Telegraph:* *MoD's new jets and warships threatened by rising costs and falling pound warn MPs * The Ministry of Defence may be unable to afford new fighter jets, warships and other military equipment because costs are rising and the falling pound has blown a black hole in its budget, MPs have warned. The cross-party Commons Public Accounts Committee on Tuesday said it was "very concerned" a £178 billion defence equipment plan to deliver new kit over the next decade was now at risk. The recent fall in the value of the pound against the US dollar may lead to “significant cost ... more »

A university asked for numerous retractions. Eight months later, three journals have done nothing.

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
When journals learn papers are problematic, how long does it take them to act? We recently had a chance to find out as part of our continuing coverage of the case of Anil Jaiswal at the University of Maryland, who’s retracted 15 papers (including two new ones we recently identified), and has transitioned out of […] The post A university asked for numerous retractions. Eight months later, three journals have done nothing. appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Toxoplasma Gondii Effects on Planet Earth

Geezer Power at Home Nature Report - 11 hours ago
The History of Toxoplasma gondii The First 100 Years :PDF JITENDER P. DUBEY1 United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Animal and Natural Resources Institute, Animal Parasitic Diseases Laboratory, Building 1001, Beltsville, Maryland 20705-2350 ABSTRACT. In this paper the history of Toxoplasma gondii and toxoplasmosis is reviewed. This protozoan parasite was first discovered in 1908 and named a year later. Its medical importance remained unknown until 1939 when T. gondii was identified in tiss... more »

Lakota Joann Spotted Bear live at the UN April 26, 2017

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Above Joann Spotted Bear live at the UN Permanent Forum today in New York. Below: Live from the screening of AWAKE, the new film of Standing Rock water protectors.

Forbidden Planet Documentary

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 11 hours ago

‘Muslim Refugee’ Shoots 15 People In Ohio Nightclub?

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
A partisan web site published false and contradictory information about the origins and religious beliefs of a suspect in a fatal shooting.

The Ruling Elite’s Pedophile Bloodlust for Children: From Antiquity to Today

Joachim Hagopian at American Empire Exposed - 11 hours ago
Many of the planetary controllers are blood feasting pedophiles, parasitic monsters literally and predatorily feeding off the 8 million children gone missing each year around the world. Global child sex trafficking networks generate huge profits, run by the world’s most powerful individuals. A 2014 International Labor Organization report estimates that two thirds of the annual profits from forced labor come from sexual slavery that amounts to $99 billion USD each year. And of that $99 billion, most is produced off the blood, sweat, tears and flesh of helpless underage child sex... more »

World News Briefs -- April 26, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*BBC:* *North Korea tensions: US ready to 'bring Kim Jong-un to his senses'* The US military's top commander in the Pacific has said an advanced missile defence system in South Korea aims bring North Korean leader Kim Jong-un "to his senses, not to his knees". Adm Harry Harris, head of US Pacific Command, told Congress the US would be ready "with the best technology" to defeat any North Korean missile threat. The US has also deployed warships and a submarine to the Korean peninsula. China argues that the US Thaad missile system will destabilise security. Tensions have been rising ... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 11 hours ago
Josh Marshall writes: This is really quite astounding. In this morning’s edition of Mike Allen’s not-Playbook from Axios he introduces what seems to be Ivanka Trump setting up something that sounds a lot like the Clinton Foundation, only in this case run from *within* the White House by a top presidential aide who is also the President’s daughter, who also runs her own large international company and who also has two brothers who are currently running the President/Father’s company and trying to rake in as much money as possible on the fame and power of the presidency. Also, let’s b... more »

NYPD Cops Brag About Tiny Pot Bust on Twitter — So the Internet Destroyed Them

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: nypd]Twitter destroyed this NYPD tweet of two officers boasting about busting a low-level pot dealer — and the responses prove it's past time to end the war on drugs.

Obama Shows True Colors, Starts Giving Wall St. Speeches — at Twice Clinton’s Price

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: obama](RT) Former President Obama is set to net $400,000 for speaking at a Wall Street health care conference; that’s nearly twice what Clinton was paid to become one of the most expensive speakers on Wall Street. Obama’s speaking engagement at a conference run by Cantor Fitzgerald LP was confirmed by senior people at the firm, […]

US Ally, Saudi Arabia to Behead Man for Not Believing in God — US Govt Silent

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
Where's Trump's heartfelt speech on the suffering of innocent people at the hands of terrorists? There's not one because these terrorists are in Saudi Arabia.

38 seconds of footage sums up exactly what’s at stake for Britain in the general election [VIDEO]

Carlyn Harvey at The Canary - 12 hours ago
A funny little video is circulating on social media. And it reveals exactly what’s at stake for Britain in the general election. The 38-second-long video shows the impact candidates from the two main parties will have on the general public, if elected prime minister. But not because of what they propose to do for British […] The post 38 seconds of footage sums up exactly what’s at stake for Britain in the general election [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

Theresa May just delivered an unpleasant surprise to anyone who voted Brexit [VIDEO]

James Wright at The Canary - 12 hours ago
Theresa May has delivered an unpleasant surprise to anyone who voted Brexit at Prime Minister’s Questions (PMQs). The surprise Brexit was supposed to “reclaim” power from the EU and hand it to the British people. But PMQs proved Brexit will be the opposite under May. Jeremy Corbyn asked five questions members of the electorate had […] The post Theresa May just delivered an unpleasant surprise to anyone who voted Brexit [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

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