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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

26 April - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:39 pm MDT

Nordstrom Draws Ire With $425 ‘Muddy’ Jeans

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
Many saw the jeans, which were covered in fake "mud," as an insult to working people.

U.S. Military Shows North Korea What a Real Nuclear-Capable ICBM Looks Like

Ryan Pickrell at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Ryan Pickrell* *Security, Asia* The Minuteman ICBM system has been in service for 60 years, and through upgrades and improvements, this weapons system continues to meet the needs of the U.S. military. The U.S. military successfully test-fired a nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) Wednesday. The Air Force launched an unarmed Minuteman III missile was launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base in California just after midnight, the service reported. The ICBM flew over 4,000 miles, landing near the Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands. The launch “ensures” t... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 26, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
A U.S. military vehicle which is a part of Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system arrives in Seongju, South Korea, April 26, 2017. *VOA*: *South Korea: US Begins Delivery of THAAD Anti-defense Missile System * Amid growing tensions over North Korea's missile and nuclear programs, the U.S. military Wednesday began moving some parts of the THAAD anti-missile defense system onto a deployment site in South Korea, Seoul said. "South Korea and the United States have been working to secure an early operational capability of the THAAD system in response to North Korea's advanc... more »

Donald Trump's sanctuary city order blocked by judge. And another executive order bites the dust. Update!

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 12 hours ago
Courtesy of Bloomberg: *The ruling Tuesday bars President Donald Trump from withholding funds from jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with federal agencies to deport undocumented immigrants, marking his second setback in court on immigration. As with its temporary travel ban on six mostly Muslim nations now on appeal, the White House said it expected to ultimately win its case against sanctuary cities in the U.S. Supreme Court.* In response to this Trump expressed disappointment but recognized the importance of the separation of powers, and simply said he would go back to the... more »

TPPF's Bill Peacock Testified on the Texas Title Insurance Market

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By Bill Peacock Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Bill Peacock, director of the Center for Economic Freedom, testified in support of House Bill 4239, in the Texas House Committee on Insurance, and Senate Bill 2203, in the Texas Senate Committee on Business and Commerce. Both bills relate to the business and regulation of title insurance in Texas.

TPPF Statement on Petition for Pension Reform in Houston

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By James Quintero Texas Public Policy Foundation’s James Quintero, director of the Center for Local Governance, offered the following statement on a petition calling for a vote to change Houston’s pension system. Last Thursday, the group Texans for Local Control submitted 35,000 signatures to the Houston City Secretary’s office petitioning for an election to shift new city employees to a defined contribution-style plan, similar to a 401(k). If Houston voters approve the measure in November, the shift would affect all new city employees hired in 2018 and beyond.

TPPF's James Quintero Testified on Allowing Municipal Defined Contribution Plans

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By James Quintero Texas Public Policy Foundation’s James Quintero, Director of the Center for Local Governance, testified in support of Senate Bill 1752, a bill to authorize certain municipalities to establish defined contribution plans to provide to retirement benefits to certain employees. Quintero testified before the Texas Senate Committee on State Affairs yesterday afternoon

ICYMI: TPPF's Chip Roy Discussed Repealing Obamacare on CNN

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By Chip Roy Texas Public Policy Foundation’s (TPPF) Chip Roy, Director of the Tenth Amendment Center, appeared on CNN with Ana Cabrera discussing repealing Obamacare. This interview continues TPPF’s effort to repeal Obamacare and support returning much of healthcare decision-making to the people and to the states.

TPPF Applauds Senate Passage of Texas Annexation Reform

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By James Quintero Today, the Texas Senate approved the passage of SB 715, the Texas Annexation Reform Act, which would reform municipal annexation practices. This legislation, authored by Sen. Donna Campbell, requires consent from a majority of those being annexed, streamlines voluntary annexations, and generally prohibits limited purpose annexation.

Trump Continues To Make It Impossible For Congressional Republicans To Govern

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Everything Trump puts his hand to turns to crap. Yesterday even Rush Limbaugh accused him of being, in effect, a loser. "I’m not happy to have to pass this on. I’m very, very troubled to have to pass this on. And I want to say at the outset that I hope my interpretation is wrong, and I hope this is not the case. But it looks like, from here, right here, right now, it looks like President Trump is caving on his demand for a measly $1 billion in the budget for his wall on the border with Mexico." Trump isn't fit for any government position under any circumstance and the fact that th... more »

Was an Irish Tourist ‘Savagely Raped’ by a Huge Orangutan?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
Reports that a man was assaulted by a 400-pound primate originated on a hoax news web site.

United Airlines Investigating Giant Rabbit’s In-Flight Death

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
The airline confirmed the death of a large rabbit in a cargo hold during a flight, but the circumstances remain under review.

Did a Group of Lions Save Christians from Islamic Militants?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
A rumor that lions saved Christian missionaries from being stoned by Islamic militants in Asia was extremely implausible based on the few details supplied.

Establishment Moves To Delegitimize Breitbart, Alt-Media

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 12 hours ago
Published on Apr 26, 2017 Chuck Schumer Says If Breitbart, New York Times Are Given Equal Credibility, ‘You Worry About This Democracy’. Meanwhile, the establishment works to protect their bubble as they destroy prominent conservative voices and block new media from joining ranks. end

Turning Blind Eye? NATO Weapons Reportedly End Up in Hands of Jihadists Fighting in Syria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 12 hours ago
Published on Apr 26, 2017 Weapons from a NATO member state have ended up in the hands of Jihadists in Syria that is according to an investigation carried out by a Bulgarian journalist. A commander from the western-backed Free Syrian Army claims the US-led coalition is aware of this but chooses to look the other […]

Somehow The US Has Killed 70k ISIS Fighters – Twice As Many As It Says Exist

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 12 hours ago
Somehow The US Has Killed 70k ISIS Fighters – Twice As Many As It Says Exist by Darius Shahtahmasebi, http://theantimedia.org/ (ANTIMEDIA Op-Ed) In June 2014, around the time ISIS was making headlines across the world, the Wall Street Journal reported that the terror group had 4,000 fighters in Iraq. In September 2014, the CIA released an estimate claiming ISIS had […]

Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon Confirms Israel’s Collaboration with ISIS in Syria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 12 hours ago
Former Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon Confirms Israel’s Collaboration with ISIS in Syria by Richard Silverstein, Tikun Olam, via https://www.sott.net/ In the midst of complaining about the Islamist threat to Israel and the world, Bibi Netanyahu conveniently forgets that his own country enjoys a tacit alliance with ISIS in Syria. It is an alliance of convenience to be sure […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
Perhaps you thought nothing could get more surreal than Donald Trump nearly starting WW3 with Russia over chocolate cake with the Chinese President in his golf club, well, it could. Today’s White House briefing of Senators, is turning out to be even more bizarre. Congressional officials are asking why the briefing, which could result in […]

Conquering fear. Practical tips for us today from the ancient Greek lit on how to overcome our fears and take effective action

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
Prince Harry, William and Kate have launched a ground breaking campaign to get us all to talk more honestly about our personal problems, and they have also modelled just such behaviour for us. http://edition.cnn.com/2017/04/21/health/prince-william-harry-heads-together/ I’d like to join in that conversation, and talk a little to you about conquering our fears. “There is nothing to […]

Mene, mene, tekel, Ivanka

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
Wearing an enchanting frock and looking every inch like a princess from the Kingdom of Sylvadia, Ivanka Trump had an unfortunate “Mene, Mene Tekel” moment in Berlin when an unruly and really, very badly behaved audience refused to pay the role of adoring subjects and (gasp!) booed and hissed her. http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-04-25/ivanka-trump-booed-womens-conference-berlin Tut, tut, Germans. Where […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
Donald Trump made a surprise request for the entire Senate to go the White House at 3 pm EST today for a briefing on North Korea amid growing fears the Trump administration plans to start a war to deflect from a probe into its ties with Russia and the deepening recession. http://foreignpolicy.com/2017/04/25/senate-heads-to-white-house-for-briefing-on-north-korea-but-u-s-strategy-still-at-sea/?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=New%20Campaign&utm_term=%2ASituation%20Report Trump could be […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
The Senate returned from its Easter recess yesterday and its Armed Services Committee questioned experts on North Korea, experts who gave a much more realistic picture of the risks than Trump and his administration has given so far. From CNBC Also, a U.S. military strike on Pyongyang would pose huge risks for the U.S., South […]

Reuters Poll Reveals Americans Can No Longer Think for Themselves

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 12 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - What happened to the American mind? The post Reuters Poll Reveals Americans Can No Longer Think for Themselves appeared first on Waking Times.

Another massive sanctions fail: Russia forges ahead with marine gas turbines

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 13 hours ago
[image: gas turbine] Russia produces marine gas turbines in record time, defeating attempts to delay its naval programme by blocking their supply from Ukraine. The post Another massive sanctions fail: Russia forges ahead with marine gas turbines appeared first on The Duran.

VIDEO: Summary of the ‘After the War on Syria’ conference held in Sydney

Guest Contributor at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
Over 150 people attended the ‘After the War on Syria’ conference, over 18-19 April at the University of Sydney. Seventeen papers were presented and each of five sessions saw enthusiastic and extended participation by the audience. This was the first Australian academic conference on the Syrian conflict in its six long years. The range of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russia withdraws half of their planes from Hmaymim Airbase

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:50 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force has withdrawn half of their planes from the Hmaymim Airbase, following orders from their military command this week. Several Russian jets began the short process of departing from the Hmaymim Airbase today in southwest Latakia; they will be returning to Russia, per a military source in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

بالفيديو || الجيش السوري يسيطر على شركة الشاعر للغاز ويدخل عدد من آبار الحقل في ريف حمص الشرقي

Yusha Yuseef at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
اكد مصدر عسكري لمراسل المصدر نيوز سيطرة الجيش السوري على شركة الشاعر للغاز مع عدد من الآبار المحيطة وذلك بعد معارك عنيفة مع ارهابيي داعش وجاءت السيطرة على مقر شركة الشاعر بعد ان وسعت وحدات الجيش سيطرتها في التلال والجبال ابرزها جبل الشاعر الحاكم لحقل الشاعر . واضاف المصدر ان الجيش يواصل تقدمه في المنطقة […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army overruns ISIS in Deir Ezzor

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Army troops defending Deir Ezzor Airbase blitzed the Islamic State fighters, regaining a 400 meters of land inside the Cemetery area. Today’s advance came two days after the government forces repelled a massive attack by the terror group on the airbase. The Syrian Army’s Republican Guards, backed by […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

[ULTIMO MOMENTO] Ejército libera estratégico yacimiento de gas tras colapso de ISIS

Felipe Ramírez at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
El Ejército Árabe Sirio (EAS) liberó el yacimiento de gas de Al Sha’er en la campiña del norte de Palmira luego de 72 horas de combates con las fuerzas del Estado Islámico (ISIS). Encabezados por la 5ª Legión y la 18ª División de Tanques, el EAS comenzó su ataque el lunes en la mañana, lo […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

+18 | Combate cuerpo a cuerpo entre el Ejército sirio y los yihadistas en el norte de Hama

Inna García at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
Las fuerzas del gobierno sirio no solo han invertido las ganancias que los grupos yihadistas hicieron en su última ofensiva en el norte de Hama sino que también liberaron ciudades y pueblos que han estado bajo control de las fuerzas militantes durante mucho tiempo. Dirigida por la rama siria de al-Qaeda, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, la alianza […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Grupo yihadista sufrió graves pérdidas en fallida ofensiva en Daraa

Felipe Ramírez at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
El grupo terrorista Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham lanzó una nueva ofensiva en la ciudad de Daraa esta semana, apuntando a las últimas posiciones del ejército sirio en el distrito de al-Manishiyah. Este grupo, afiliado a al-Qaeda, comenzó su operación atacando a las fuerzas gubernamentales en el sector norte del distrito, resultando en una fiera batalla durante […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

+18 Graphic Content: Intense close combat footage between Syrian Army and jihadi rebels in northern Hama

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:00 P.M.) – Not only the Syrian government forces have reversed all the gains jihadi groups made in their last offensive on northern Hama countryside, but they also recaptured several towns and villages that have been under insurgents control for long. Led by the Syrian al-Qaeda Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, the jihadi alliance suffered […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIL falls apart in northern Palmyra as Syrian Army troops liberate strategic gas fields

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) liberated the Al-Sha’er Gas Fields in the northern countryside of Palmyra today after a 72 hour long battle with the Islamic State (ISIL) forces. Led by their 5th Legion and 18th Tank Division, the Syrian Arab Army began this offensive in the Al-Sha’er Mountains on […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

EEUU: Turquía no puede luchar contra el PKK y poner en peligro la lucha contra ISIS

Inna García at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
Turquía no puede luchar contra el Partido de los Trabajadores del Kurdistán (PKK) a expensas de la lucha regional por derrotar al Estado Islámico (ISIS), dijo ayer el portavoz del Departamento de Estado de Estados Unidos, Mark Toner. “También somos conscientes de la amenaza que el PKK plantea a Turquía, pero de nuevo, Turquía no puede […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Comandante de EEUU visita las tropas del YPG tras los ataques aéreos turcos

Alvaro A. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
MADRID, ESPAÑA. – Un comandante del Ejército de los Estados Unidos visitó ayer la sede de las Unidades de Protección Popular kurdas más conocidas como las YPG. La visita tuvo lugar tras los ataques de la Fuerza Aérea turca sobre la región de Derik, al noreste de la provincia de Hasaka. La Fuerza Aérea turca […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US general accuses Russia of providing weapons to the Taliban which were used against American backed forces.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 13 hours ago
Courtesy of Yahoo News: *The United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan, top U.S. military officials said Monday. * *At a news conference with Defense Secretary Jim Mattis at his side, Gen. John Nicholson, the American commander in Afghanistan, wouldn't provide specifics about Russia's role in Afghanistan. But said he would "not refute" that Moscow's involvement includes giving weapons to the Taliban. * *Earlier Monday, a senior U.S. military official told reporters in Kabul that Russia was giving... more »

Thiamethoxam: Study Claims Neonicotinoid Causes Erratic Bee Flight

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 13 hours ago
Thiamethoxam is a compound in the class of targeted pesticides known as "neonicotinoids", because they are chemically similar to nicotine, which has natural insect repellent properties. Neonicotinoids are used in crops such as corn, soybeans and cotton and have been controversial because of environmental campaigns claiming a "colony collapse disorder" was caused by them. Yet bee numbers have not declined so concern has migrated to wild bee populations and sub-lethal effects - bees not killed but changed. These two arguments are easier to maintain because there is no way to count wi... more »

Court removes obstacle to releasing wolves in New Mexico

White Wolf at White Wolf - 13 hours ago
A U.S. appeals court has lifted an injunction that temporarily prevented the federal government from releasing endangered Mexican gray wolves in New Mexico, but the state says the underlying case “will continue to move forward. ” Advocates said the ruling means the federal government is again free to release endangered Mexican gray wolves into the wild in the recovery area – in New Mexico, that means between Interstate 40 and the U.S.-Mexico border – despite the state’s opposition. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit in Tucson on Tuesday vacated a preliminary injunction... more »

Children Still Endangered by Chernobyl Radiation in Russia; Russia Pretends Area Has Improved; Removes Medical, Social Insurance and Compensation

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 13 hours ago
http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/nuclear-reaction/chernobyl-fukushima-radiation-light-painting/blog/56178 “Stariye Bobovichi is one of thousands of communities in Russia, the Ukraine and Belarus officially declared contaminated by Chernobyl. … Continue reading →

Environmentalists Are Dead Wrong

Walter E. Williams at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: environmentalists-are-dead-wrong] Each year, Earth Day is accompanied by predictions of doom. Let's take a look at past predictions to determine just how much confidence we can have in today's environmentalists' predictions.

U.K. Denies Treatment to Baby, Won’t Let Parents Take Him to U.S.

Michael Tennant at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: u-k-denies-treatment-to-baby-won-t-let-parents-take-him-to-u-s] A U.K. hospital refused further treatment for a terminally ill baby, and now a court won't even let the parents withdraw their son so they can take him to the United States for treatment.

"When That Day Comes..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"If you had one last breath - what would you say? If you had one hour to use your limbs before you would lose the use of them forever - would you sit there on the coach? If you knew that you wouldn't see tomorrow who would you make amends with? If you knew you had only an hour left on this earth - what would be so pressing that you just had to do it, say it, or see it? Well there is something that I can guarantee - that one day you will have one day, one hour and one breath left. Just make sure that before that day that you have said, done and experienced everything that you dream ... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

“Trying To Stay Sane In An Insane World”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“Trying To Stay Sane In An Insane World”* by Jim Quinn “In America, the criminally insane rule and the rest of us, or the vast majority of the rest of us, either do not care, do not know, or are distracted and properly brainwashed into acquiescence.” - Kurt Nimmo "I have to admit to being baffled by the aptitude of the Wall Street and K Street financial elite to keep their Ponzi scheme growing. I consider myself to be a rational, sane human being who understands math and bases his assessments upon facts and a sensible appraisal of the relevant information obtained from trustworthy... more »

Losses and gains

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Sad to lose Eric Pickles, glad to lose David Ward (and Malia Bouattia)

China Wants South Korea To Withdraw The U.S. THAAD Missile Defense System

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters*:* China urges withdrawal of U.S. THAAD missile defence system in South Korea* China said on Wednesday it had expressed serious concern to Washington and Seoul after the U.S. military started moving parts of its controversial THAAD anti-missile defence system to a deployment site in South Korea. Speaking at a daily news briefing in Beijing, Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said China urged the U.S. and South Korea to withdraw the system. *Read more* .... *More News On China Wanting South Korea To Withdraw The U.S. THAAD Missile Defense System* China demands South... more »

BEHIND THE CURTAIN: The alleged philosopher's flimflam and quest!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2017Part 3—Hero of his own gong-show:* Perhaps it's time to define the nature of Jim Holt's actual quest. His quest is explained in the first two pages of his Ten Best Books of 2012 book, "Why Does the World Exist? An Existential Detective Story." His quest adopts this form: Holt was raised Catholic in rural Virginia. He was told by the nuns and the monks that God created the world. As "a callow and would-be rebellious high school student," he "began to develop an interest in existentialism" in the 1970s. He was bowled over by Heidegger's presentation of the q... more »

WATCH: Cop Stops Men for Open Carrying and Then Upholds His Oath to the Constitution

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: gun]A Michigan cop approaches two men lawfully carrying guns. He then shows how police are supposed to uphold the rights of citizens, not violate them.

Are we, the public, being played like an orchestra by the media?

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 14 hours ago
The fashion industry plan “new” “exciting” “fashion” years in advance in a cynical manipulation of consumers (mostly women). The way the SNP have been allowed to go on at length about Brexit and referendum in Scotland seems to me to … Continue reading →

Get Ready, Russia and China: The U.S. Navy Wants to Make Your Ship-Killer Missiles Obsolete

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * A recent test could be a potential game-changer. Weapons aboard the amphibious assault ship USS America destroyed a remote-controlled drone during a live-fire exercise of a rolling airframe missile launcher to test the ship's defense capability, service officials said. America is underway with more than 1,000 Sailors and 1,600 embarked Marines conducting amphibious squadron and Marine expeditionary unit integration operations in preparation for the ship's first operational deployment later this year. The live-fire exercise used a new, high-tech laun... more »

North Korea Warns America Will "Perish In The Flames"

Ryan Pickrell at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Ryan Pickrell* *Security, Asia* Are we close to a war? The Trump administration will brief both the Senate and the House on its strategy for North Korea Wednesday. Tensions between Washington and Pyongyang have been rising in recent weeks as the North tests ballistic missiles in violation of international restrictions and the the U.S. steps up pressure on the reclusive regime through tough rhetoric and the deployment of strategic military assets. The Trump administration — specifically Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Secretary of Defense James Mattis, Director of National In... more »

Does Russia Really Need An Aircraft Carrier?

Robert Beckhusen at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Robert Beckhusen* *Security, Europe* 'Admiral Kuznetsov' to get new cruise missiles, flight deck--but does Moscow even need it? Russia’s rusty aircraft carrier Admiral Kuznetsov has been back at her home port near Murmansk since February following a 2016 combat deployment off the Syrian coast. Kuznetsov took a beating from heavy use and what’s next is a long-awaited refit, of which we now have a few details. First of all, the Kuznetsov is not technically an aircraft carrier—according to the Russian Navy’s definition—but a clumsily-titled “heavy aircraft-carrying missile cruise... more »

China Jails Texas Businesswoman for Stealing State Secrets

Ryan Pickrell at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Ryan Pickrell* *Security, Asia* How will Trump respond? China convicted a U.S. businesswoman of espionage Tuesday, sentencing her to three and a half years in prison. Phan Phan-Gillis, a naturalized U.S. citizens and Texas resident who goes by the name Sandy, was detained two years ago for crimes that allegedly took place over two decades ago. A Chinese court ruled that Phan-Gillis was guilty as charged at a secret trial held in Nanning, Guangxi. The judge ordered that she be expelled from the country. It is unclear whether she will be deported before or after she serves her ... more »

Republican Leadership Says They’re Close to Finishing Up Deal to Avert Government Shutdown

The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Politics, * But will it work? Congress has less than a week before government funding is set to expire, leaving lawmakers just days to avert a government shutdown. Legislators on both sides of the aisle, however, have asserted they are nearing a compromise to keep the government open. It’s still unclear whether they will opt to go with a continuing resolution, omnibus or “CRomnibus” — as legislative text has yet to be written — but appropriators maintain a shutdown is not in the cards. With negotiations well underway, GOP leadership is optimistic they will reach an agreement t... more »

Report: North Korea Makes Big Money Off the Journalists Who Attend Its Parades

Ryan Pickrell at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Ryan Pickrell* *Security, Asia* One way to make some $$$. North Korea may be raking in hundreds of thousands of dollars whenever it brings foreign journalists into the country for its major celebrations. The North recently celebrated the 105th anniversary of the birth of North Korean founder Kim Il Sung. For the massive military parade held on the Day of the Sun — during which North Korea rolled out several new ballistic missiles for future war, highlighted its socialist ideologies, and embraced the personality cult surrounding the brutal Kim regime — Pyongyang opened its ofte... more »

U.S. Has Started Installing The THAAD Anti-Missile System In South Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *U.S. starts ‘swiftly’ installing controversial anti-missile battery in South Korea* SEOUL — The United States military started installing a controversial anti-missile defense system in South Korea overnight Tuesday, triggering protests and sparking criticism that it was rushing to get the battery in place before the likely election of a president who opposes it. The sudden and unannounced move came only six days after U.S. Forces Korea secured the land to deploy the system, known as the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD. Moon Jae-in, a liberal ca... more »

A troubling new way to evade plagiarism detection software. (And how to tell if it’s been used.)

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
Recently, at the end of a tutorial, a student asked Ann Rogerson a question she’d never heard before: Was it okay to use paraphrasing tools to write up assignments? Rogerson, a senior lecturer in the faculty of business at the University of Wollongong in Australia, was stumped — she’d never heard of these tools before. It turns […] The post A troubling new way to evade plagiarism detection software. (And how to tell if it’s been used.) appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Theresa May’s ‘strong leadership’ in tatters as her own MPs mutiny over a disastrous mistake

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 14 hours ago
A new report into the funding of free schools has said: The system for funding new schools and new places in existing schools is increasingly incoherent and too often poor value for money. This is particularly troubling for Theresa May. Especially in the run up to an election. As although Labour’s Meg Hillier chairs the […] The post Theresa May’s ‘strong leadership’ in tatters as her own MPs mutiny over a disastrous mistake appeared first on The Canary.

A school girl has written a heartbreaking message about the Tories’ attack on children, and it’s going viral [IMAGE]

Emily Apple at The Canary - 14 hours ago
A school girl’s Facebook post about changes to GCSEs is going viral. Not only is it utterly heartbreaking, but it’s a stark reminder of what this government has done to our educational system. And the impact this is having on our children. The changes Former Education Secretary Michael Gove introduced the changes to GCSEs in […] The post A school girl has written a heartbreaking message about the Tories’ attack on children, and it’s going viral [IMAGE] appeared first on The Canary.

Labour wants to make hospitals safer. The Conservative response is pathetic.

John Ranson at The Canary - 14 hours ago
The Labour Party has set out concrete plans for making the NHS safer. And the Conservative response has been to retreat into cloud cuckoo land. Challenges The NHS is facing many challenges due to years of deliberate Tory underfunding and the legacy of calamitous Private Finance Initiatives. One problem is that there simply aren’t enough nurses. […] The post Labour wants to make hospitals safer. The Conservative response is pathetic. appeared first on The Canary.

U.S. Destroyer Forced To Fire Flares At An Iranian Attack Boat In The Persian Gulf

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Navy destroyer in standoff with an Iran 'attack' boat in the Persian Gulf: US warship fires a warning flare after it was 'provoked' by the Revolutionary Guard's vessel* * The USS Mahan is currently stationed near Iran in the Persian Gulf * US officials said the ship had to take evasive action during the incident Monday * An Iranian 'fast attack craft' approached it and got as close as 1,000 yards * No warning shots were fired, but the Mahan did man its guns and sound an alarm * The incident is the latest between the Navy and Iranian ships in recent months A US w... more »

First of Its Kind Study Finds Cannabis May Be a “Miracle” Treatment for Autistic Kids

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Claire Bernish* - One-hundred-ten clinical trials of cannabis are currently underway in Israel. The post First of Its Kind Study Finds Cannabis May Be a “Miracle” Treatment for Autistic Kids appeared first on Waking Times.

"How Many times?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
“How many times do you have to get hit over the head before you figure out who's hitting you?” - Harry S. Truman

“‘The Donald’ at Bat”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*“‘The Donald’ at Bat”* by Bill Bonner "Once again, the big man steps up to the plate. Once again, he points his bat at the far bleachers. This is going to be ‘bigger, I believe, than any tax cut in history.’ And once again, the fans go wild. The Dow shot up 216 points yesterday as investors dreamed of a home run. Corporate taxes would be reduced to 15%, it was rumored. Personal rates would go down to 33%, 25% and 12% in three simple brackets. And the economy would boom just like it did when the last ‘biggest tax cut ever’ was rolled out by the first Reagan administration. *Colorf... more »

"Uncovering the Truth Behind the Middle East War"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"Uncovering the Truth Behind the Middle East War"* by Jason Stevenson "No sane person wants war. But, with the global economy in tatters and geopolitical tensions rising, a serious war looks likely. It’s difficult to know where it will start… North Korea, the South China Sea and the Middle East all have the potential to be the spark that sets it in motion. Wherever it starts, when this really kicks off, it’s likely to escalate quickly into the first major conflict of the 21st century. I don’t say this to scare you. And it’s not a topic that I enjoy talking about. But someone has t... more »

Google Translate made a stunning AI quantum leap

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
*Translators will have nothing to eat. Soon.* As I learned from Technet.cz, Google Translate was switched to a revolutionary new version of itself on the night between April 18th and April 19th. It's rather likely that you may already see the improvements now. The new software should result from the September 2016 scholarly work submitted to arXiv.org. Up to that moment, Google Translate was exploiting more or less old-fashioned computer algorithms. However, it uses deep neural networks now. Google had to create its own processing units, the TPUs. Those "tensor processing units" ar... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 191, Apr 25, 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The Golden Division freed the Tanak neighborhood located on the far left. The police are still fighting over the Old City on the far right along the Tigris River. Green = liberated, White = IS control, Blue = Tigris River. (Ninewa Media Center) There was a large advance in the western section of west Mosul, and very limited movement in the east. The Golden Division freed Tanak, which it fought over for almost a month. It is one of the largest neighborhoods in the city and is along the western edge. In the east the police inched ahead. It was still attacking the Old City along four... more »

Saudi Arabia has no place on a women’s rights commission–neither do western countries

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
[image: feminist] Saudi Arabia and most Gulf states discriminate against women on a daily basis. Sweden and most EU states discriminate against men on a daily basis. Both are extremists. The post Saudi Arabia has no place on a women’s rights commission–neither do western countries appeared first on The Duran.

Russian and Saudi Foreign Ministers disagree on Syria, agree on other issues

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 15 hours ago
[image: al jubeir lavrov] Russia and Saudi Arabia maintain their cautious dialogue despite strong disagreements on Syria and Russia's tilt to Iran. The post Russian and Saudi Foreign Ministers disagree on Syria, agree on other issues appeared first on The Duran.

What Comes After the US Missile Strike in Syria?

Salman Rafi Sheikh at 15 hours ago
[image: undefined][image: undefined] After experiencing a lot of hype after the missile strike, we have reached a point where the US seems to have nothing to offer to the people of Syria except support for the powers that have played a central role in fomenting the crisis in the first place. While the US president’s response to the so-called chemical attack did boost his domestic ratings and introduced a sense of conflict with Russia, he is yet to offer a practical strategy to wipe out real terrorist groups operating in Syria. By now, we all know that Trump’s one strike, although in... more »

State Governments Are Becoming the Biggest Drug Lords of All

Robert Higgs at 15 hours ago
[image: undefined] The so-called war on drugs—actually a war on certain people associated in various ways with certain drugs — has served since the Nixon administration as a major profit center for governments at every level. Owing to the ostensible efforts to suppress the possession, use, and commerce in these drugs, governments have been able to justify great increases in their staffs, budgets, and power. Of all the interest groups that have devoted themselves to propping up this social, economic, and political catastrophe, the government itself stands prominently above the others... more »

Wed night Short Shorts and Links

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
*Tea drying in Nantou.* Enjoy some links, midterms inbound and I am busy.... - *DON'T MISS*: Clarissa Wei is the real thing. Her piece on the Struggles of Writing about Chinese food as a Chinese is brilliant. - *DON'T MISS:* Jerome Cohen on what journalists can do for the detained Taiwan activist in China - Latest global Taiwan brief - Shipping giant Yang Ming is in trouble. Two months ago giant S Korean shipper Hanjin declared bankruptcy. Is it infectious? - In a case widely watched by Taiwan's active online ecology, famed Youtuber sued for copyright infri... more »

"A Place Where They [workers] Can Work Without Worries"

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 15 hours ago
Yesterday I noticed that the emissions from Fukushima Daiichi were up despite lack of precipitation: The screenshot above was taken 4/26/2017 00:02, just past midnight. Later in the day I saw TEPCO using the crane to drop a device into unit 1. Today the emissions are worse. I can see from the Futaba intersection that it did rain a bit, which always makes the reactor buildings steam: It certainly doesn't look too healthy for workers but the Asahi Shimbun reports that the company's goal is to create a place workers can labor without worry: Tomoyuki Tachikawa (2017, April 22). S... more »

Ex-British Spy Admits That His 'Dirty' Dossier On Trump Was Not Verified

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Washington Times*:* Ex-spy admits anti-Trump dossier unverified, blames Buzzfeed for publishing* Christopher Steele, the former British spy who wrote the infamous anti-Donald Trump dossier, acknowledges that a sensational charge his sources made about a tech company CEO and Democratic Party hacking is unverified. In a court filing, Mr. Steele also says his accusations against the president and his aides about a supposed Russian hacking conspiracy were never supposed to be made public, much less posted in full on a website for the world to see on Jan. 10. He defends himself by sa... more »

Possibly the only positive outcome from the Trump presidency is an unprecedented number of new Democrats running for office.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
Courtesy of Vice News: *The 2018 midterms are still 561 days away, but an unprecedented early surge of Democrats have already declared their candidacies for the House of Representatives, setting up what will likely be one of the longest and most crowded series of House Democratic primary campaigns in memory. * *Already 408 Democrats have thrown their hats into the ring, a 58 percent increase over the 259 who had declared by this point in the run-up to the 2014 midterms. And several hundred more candidates are likely to join races across the country as the Democratic Party and mul... more »

U.S. Missile Madness Hypocrisy

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
Today the Pentagon will test fire a nuclear missile from Vandenberg AFB in California into the Pacific landing at their often radiated target Kwajalein Atoll Just yesterday the Pentagon tried to sneak the THAAD 'missile defense' system in the dark of night into the new base in Seongju, South Korea but protesters were there along with a zillion police pushing them back Washington is preparing for war with North Korea because they dare to test missiles and develop nukes Testing missiles is not illegal under international law the US and its double standard nuclear allies do it all the... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Press freedom never been so threatened as it is now in 'post-truth era of fake news', Reporters Without Borders says https://t.co/yS61W7fn53 pic.twitter.com/HP5N5t7olY — AFP news agency (@AFP) April 26, 2017

My Conservative woes

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
Ever since the election was announced I have been avoiding bias-watching and blogging about political programmes. It’s not that I’m not interested, I certainly am. It’s just that I’m incapable of separating my subjective political views from the business of critically objective bias-watching. I find it hard to leave my views at the door, so to speak, and as you’ll have noticed, the stop-watch department is in the hands of my co-blogger. However, there are certain things that I might as well get off my chest. The only credible party at the moment is of course the Conservative Party. ... more »

HARDtalk and the man on the Clapham omnibus

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
The BBC’s HARDtalk covers a vast breadth of issues. Stephen Sacker sweeps in on all sorts of scenarios and situations, tasked with confronting his prey with a set of penetrating questions designed to expose weakness or hypocrisy. He’s armed with several sheets of paper; perhaps he prepares his own notes or perhaps they are prepared for him by a research team. Analogy: Imagine a complex fraud investigation. Just like on TV. An official body spends hours, days, weeks constructing a watertight case against a devious fraudster whose ‘business’ activities extricated thousands of pounds f... more »

Wild Rabbit Spots A Beautiful Pet Bunny And Falls Madly In Love

White Wolf at White Wolf - 16 hours ago
This heartwarming video shows the moment a wild rabbit spotted a beautiful pet inside a house - and is immediately smitten. In the clip, the pet rabbit - named Pep - is seen gazing out of the window. As she peers outside, she eventually spots the wild rabbit sitting on the patio. In the affectionate scene that follows, the two rabbits try to nuzzle one another through the glass window. As the wild rabbit struggles against the barrier in front, it grows increasingly restless and scampers around the patio. It then rears up on all fours against the glass, as it desperately tries t... more »

All The Way To The Bank

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Today is the day Donald Trump reveals his plan to revamp the American tax code. The Wall Street Journal reports that the cornerstone of his plan will be to reduce the corporate tax rate from 35% to 15%. Dylan Mathews writes: This will be sold as a boost for small businesses, and it is, but it is mostly a huge giveaway to the rich — including the president himself. More than two-thirds of income at pass-through companies (so named because their structure makes them exempt from the corporate income tax, and their profits are instead taxed upon distribution to shareholders) goes to t... more »

GOP Dysfunction And Failure Are Attracting Quality Candidates To Congressional Races

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Back in February 34% of Americans were very confident that Ryan's plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act would make healthcare better. Does that sound like a small number of people? Since then, people have had a chance to see Ryan's concrete plans (TrumpCare) and according to the new *Wall Street Journal*/NBC poll that number has shrunk... to 8%. And a *Washington Post* poll shows something even more bizarre, namely that large numbers of *Trump voters* reject the actual core ideas around which the Republican health plan is premised. For example, a majority of these Trum... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*It's official: Berkeley hit with lawsuit over Coulter lecture* The University of California, Berkeley was just slapped with a lawsuit over its mishandling of Ann Coulter's scheduled lecture on campus. Young America's Foundation (YAF) and the Berkeley College Republicans (BCR) filed a suit in federal court suing the school for violating their rights to free speech, due process, and equal protection on Monday. The suit, which is available on YAF's website, names several Berkeley administrators along with University of California President Janet Napolitano as defendants. "Though ... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 17 hours ago
The *New York Post*'s Michael Goodwin is one many commentators assessing Donald Trump's first hundred days as president. Goodwin, a knee-jerk GOP booster and liberal-basher, gives Trump a positive grade -- but he does so by nailing the bar to the ground and offering Trump a thumbs-up for clearing it. According to Goodwin, Trump's awe-inspiring accomplishment as the hundred-day mark approaches is that he hasn't been forced out of office: ... let’s go back to the beginning — to the wee hours of November 9th. When Trump and his family took a Manhattan hotel stage to claim victory, they... more »

بالفيديو || هكذا تم سحق مسلحي هيئة تحرير الشام على يد نمور الجيش السوري في ريف حماة الشمالي

Yusha Yuseef at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
مشاهد من اشتباك مباشر بين نمور الجيش السوري ضد ارهابيي هيئة تحرير الشام في احدى جبهات ريف حماة الشمالي , وانتهى الاشتباك بالسيطرة على الموقع وقتل عشرات المسلحين تاثرت جتتهم في الاراضي الزراعية . وكانت وحدات الجيش قد سيطرت في الايام القليلة الماضية على بلدات معردس وصوران و طيبة الامام وحلفايا وتقدمت شمالا نحو المصاصنة […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Suriye ordusu tarafından püskürtülen cihatçılar Hama kuzeyinden kaçıyor

Hasan Sincari at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
Suriye Ordusu ve müttefiklerinin Hama kuzeyine gerçekleştirdiği son operasyonda yüzlerce terörist öldürülürken, yüzlercesi de mevzilerini bırakarak kaçtı. Suriye Ordusu Kaplan Kuvvetleri ve müttefik güçlerin, Hama kuzeyine gerçekleştirdiği son operasyonda Hay’at Tahrir el Şam terör örgütüne tabi yüzlerce teröristin mevzilerini bırakarak kaçtığı drone görüntüleri yayınlandı. Yayınlanan görüntülerde yüzlerce teröristin kaçtıkları anda hava kuvvetleri ve topçu birliği […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Ejército turco ataca de nuevo aldeas kurdas en el norte de Alepo

Inna García at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
Esta misma mañana, el Ejército turco ha atacado la aldea predominantemente kurda de Firfirke, dirigiéndose a las Fuerzas Democráticas Sirias (FDS o SDF por sus siglas en inglés) con bombardeos aéreos y de artillería. Las FDS han respondido a los ataques aunque hasta el momento no se ha podido determinar el resultado de los enfrentamientos […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

BREAKING: Turkish Army attacks Kurdish-held village north of Aleppo

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:30 P.M.) – On Wednesday, the Turkish Army and aligned Syrian proxies began attacking the predominately Kurdish village of Firfirke, targeting the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with aerial bombardment, shelling and gunfire. With skirmishes ongoing and SDF units responding to the hostilities, it appears too early to determine an outcome of the renewed […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Suriye Ordusu Şam çöllerine doğru geniş bir alanı kontrol altına aldı (+VİDEO)

Hasan Sincari at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
Suriye Ordusu, Şam uluslararası havaalanının güneydoğusundan Şam’ın çöllerine doğru ilerleyişe geçti. Ordu güçleri dün gerçekleştirdiği operasyon ile 6 km derinlikte 20 kilometrekarelik alanı kontrol etmeyi başardı. IŞİD teröristlerinin bölgeden yavaş yavaş çekildiği bildiriliyor. Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Hama | Ejército sirio libera dos aldeas a pesar de sufrir un atentado suicida yihadista

Inna García at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
El Ejército Árabe Sirio (EAS) ha recuperado hoy dos aldeas en el río Orontes después de haber rechazado en gran medida una contraofensiva yihadista en el norte de Hama. Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) lanzó un ataque en la zona rural de Hama ayer, raptando más de la mitad de la aldea de al-Massasnah después de que […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Rebel anti-tank missiles knock out ISIS technical, gun position in western Daraa

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (0:30 P.M.) – The Free Syrian Army (FSA) published two videos on Wednesday morning, showing their fighters using US-supplied TOW missiles to immobilize an ISIS technical and trench position. Targeting the ISIS-linked Jaish Khalid ibn al-Walid in the western countryside of Daraa, a Islamic State pickup truck took a direct hit by a […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army overruns two villages in northern Hama despite jihadist suicide bombing

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:35 P.M.) – Early this morning, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) recaptured two villages on the Orontes River after largely repelling a jihadist counter-offensive in the northern Hama countryside on Tuesday. Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) launched a shortlived attack in rural Hama yesterday, seizing over half Al-Massasnah village after a suicide bomber, nicknamed […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*A very hungry caterpillar* *Looks like plastic is "biodegradable" after all* Here is something interesting. A caterpillar that digests plastic. And it makes sense, because it is the wax moth caterpillar that digests the wax in bee hives. I expect the enzyme that breaks down the plastic will eventually be isolated and reproduced artificially. Then waste plastic will simply be dissolved and turned into fertilizer. I have never considered plastic to be a great long term problem, just something for Greenies to make a fuss about. More HERE *The EPA's Secret Human Experiments a... more »

While Labour proposes saving our NHS, Jeremy Hunt proves he lives on a different planet

Emily Apple at The Canary - 17 hours ago
Labour is outlining plans to save the NHS. One of its key policies is to reinstate bursaries for nurses. Bursaries that were slashed by Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt. But Hunt’s comments on the Today programme reveal how out of touch he is with reality. Jeremy Hunt and his alternate universe Changes to bursaries come into effect on […] The post While Labour proposes saving our NHS, Jeremy Hunt proves he lives on a different planet appeared first on The Canary.

‘Invisible’ Theresa May is being chased around the country by a giant chicken

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 17 hours ago
Theresa May has been noticeably absent from the campaign trail as we head towards the 8 June general election. Making virtually no public appearances, and refusing to join televised leadership debates, the Prime Minister is invisible. So a voter dressed as a chicken is on the case. No spring chicken The Mirror chicken is following […] The post ‘Invisible’ Theresa May is being chased around the country by a giant chicken appeared first on The Canary.

Theresa May’s latest gaffe has gifted Labour an eye-catching new slogan [VIDEO]

Carlyn Harvey at The Canary - 17 hours ago
Prime Minister Theresa May has made a hilarious gaffe on the campaign trail. And it’s so funny because it’s true. That’s why her slip-up has gifted the Labour Party a genius new slogan. Theresa May: "We want to lead the world in preventing tourism". pic.twitter.com/OcrLkWso5W — Adam Bienkov (@AdamBienkov) April 25, 2017 Leading the fight […] The post Theresa May’s latest gaffe has gifted Labour an eye-catching new slogan [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

A journalist has finally asked the one question about Theresa May we all want answered [VIDEO]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 17 hours ago
‘Where’s Theresa May?’ has been a question on many people’s lips since the PM announced the general election. And one young journalist showed Theresa May up for what she really is on Sky News. A hypocrite and a coward. Where’s Wal… Sorry. ‘Where’s May?’ Liam Young is a writer for the New Statesman. In an […] The post A journalist has finally asked the one question about Theresa May we all want answered [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

Images of Trump leaving his wife in the dust sparks outrage on the internet.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
SourceOf course the internet has been a buzz with all of this since the day they met with the Obamas. Disrespectful POS. But then, just for contrast, take look at how he boards Marine One with Ivanka. It's like night and day. Yeah I don't typically make too much out of this sort of thing, but something is really fucked up about all of this.

The Impact of Lowering American Corporate Taxes

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 18 hours ago
With the Trump Administration moving towards lowering the corporate tax rate from its current 35 percent, a look at a study by Jane Gravelle at the Congressional Research Service is timely. As almost people are aware, Corporate America likes to complain about the "uncompetitiveness" of the current rate particularly when compared to corporate tax rates in other nations, a factor that they claim is leading to slower economic growth in America. In the study by Ms. Gravelle, she examines the impact of a 10 percentage point drop in the corporate headline tax rate of 35 percent and how... more »

Chernobyl “Study” Contaminated by US-UK Nuclear Funding

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 18 hours ago
Originally posted on Mining Awareness + : http://science.energy.gov/~/media/ber/berac/powerpoint/Bertsch.ppt http://www.cell.com/current-biology/pdf/S0960-9822(15)00988-4.pdf “The Savannah River Site was constructed during the early 1950s to produce the basic…

At Chernobyl and Fukushima, Radioactivity Has Seriously Harmed Wildlife

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 18 hours ago
From “The Conversation”: “At Chernobyl and Fukushima, radioactivity has seriously harmed wildlife By Timothy A. Mousseau, University of South Carolina … Continue reading →

Al Gore Wants Your Money

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
Al Gore wants your money! From Daily Caller: A group of executives who want to fight global warming has published a new report calling for countries to spend up to $600 billion a year over the next two decades to boost green energy deployment and energy efficiency equipment. The Energy Transitions Commission’s […]

GWPF Energy Manifesto

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
The first priority of British energy policy should be to enable business and households alike to have access to cheap and reliable sources of energy. This is the key message of the Global Warming Policy Forum’s Energy Manifesto 2017 published today. The GWPF has published its new Energy Manifesto. The main demands are: […]

First bison calves born in Banff National Park in over 140 years

White Wolf at White Wolf - 19 hours ago
Canadians are getting their first glimpse at the newest additions to Banff National Park’s wild bison. Parks Canada released photos on Tuesday of the first bison calf born in the Panther Valley on April 22. Since then, two more have been born. “Things are going really well, it was amazing the first calf was actually born on Earth Day, ironically,” Bill Hunt with Parks Canada said. Hunt said there’s now ten pregnant females in back country Banff along with six males. On Feb. 1, 16 Plains bison were transferred from Elk Island National Park, east of Edmonton, to the Panther Valley... more »

WATCH: British PM wants to prevent ‘tourism’

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
[image: WATCH: British PM wants to prevent ‘tourism’] She didn't specify if she wants to prevent British people from travelling or if she wants to stop people from visiting Britain. The post WATCH: British PM wants to prevent ‘tourism’ appeared first on The Duran.

5 things that may cost Macron votes and none of them have to do with Russia

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
[image: Emmanuel Macron, deputy secretary-general at the Elysee is pictured during the visit of French President Francois Hollande in San Francisco February 12, 2014. REUTERS/Alain Jocard/Pool (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS) - RTX18PIW] Emmanuel Macron would rather play the Hillary game and blame Russia, rather than examine his own policies and record. The post 5 things that may cost Macron votes and none of them have to do with Russia appeared first on The Duran.

Turkey criticises Donald Trump for commemorating the Armenian Genocide

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
[image: genocide 2] Turkey remains defiant in the face of the facts and in the face of even the most basic compassion. The post Turkey criticises Donald Trump for commemorating the Armenian Genocide appeared first on The Duran.

Facebook Live is a crime fighting device. It should be praised, not censored

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
[image: facebook lives] Criminals who post their atrocities on-line are posting a detailed confession. It saves police time and public money. The post Facebook Live is a crime fighting device. It should be praised, not censored appeared first on The Duran.

Joshua Coleman Photo Bombs March for Science And Richard Pan

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
California Senator and SB277 vaccine exemption removal law author Richard Pan shows up to the March For Science in Washington D.C. on Earth Day for a photo op. Joshua Coleman shows up as well. Camera by Joshua Coleman with editing...

A millionaire UK zoo owner is still avoiding prosecution for animal cruelty charges

Sam Woolfe at The Canary - 19 hours ago
Animal charity the RSPCA is currently investigating allegations of cruelty at South Lakes Safari Zoo in Dalton, Cumbria. Nearly 500 animals have died at the zoo in less than four years. That’s a death rate of 12% of animals a year. These animals have died for many reasons, including emaciation, exposure and poor animal husbandry. It’s […] The post A millionaire UK zoo owner is still avoiding prosecution for animal cruelty charges appeared first on The Canary.


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 19 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin 'Whole cities will have to be EVACUATED' Warning tsunami could hit Spain and Portugal A huge pharma middleman just lost its biggest customer — and it shows how drug pricing really works Washington D.C. To Hold Massive "Coordinated Terror Attack" Drill This Wednesday Ron Paul Rages At Trump: "Assange Is A Hero... Don't Declare War On The Truth" Nasdaq hits 6,000 for the first time Spain arrests 9 suspected jihadist group members with possible ties to deadly Brussels attacks World Stocks Hit All Time High, S&P Futures Rise To Within 1% Of Record The newest flyi... more »

Science: steps forward… through a minefield

Ethical Technology - 19 hours ago
Girding yourself for Saturday’s Science March? This article - Donald Trump Should Not Appoint a Science Advisor - will steam you, offering much more detail on the White House Science Adviser office—which Donald Trump has refused to fill—first officially established by President Eisenhower. A partial list of responsibilities:

Record Rainfall In NE Scotland–Back In August 1829!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 20 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/climate/uk/summaries/anomacts January 2016 was an exceptionally wet month by any standards in the north east of Scotland. Met Office data shows rainfall there that month of 266mm, more than double the long term average of 125mm. While this was a record for any January, on records since 1910, how unusual […]

When “Energy” Drinks Actually Contained Radioactive Energy

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 20 hours ago
From “The Conversation”: “When ‘energy’ drinks actually contained radioactive energy Timothy J. Jorgensen, Georgetown University Modern life have you feeling … Continue reading →


Anon at Aangirfan - 20 hours ago
. *Rockcliffe.* *Rockcliffe*, in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland, is one of the prettiest coastal villages in Europe. It is a *Peter Pan, Famous Five, Huntingtower* sort of place. ... The *CatStrand*, in New Galloway, in Dumfries and Galloway makes films, like the one above. *Rockcliffe* Rockcliffe is known to the wealthy cognoscenti. .... Calvin Harris is from Dumfries. *Rockcliffe* "Some of Southern Scotland's finest attractions lie in the gentle hills and lush valleys of Dumfries and Galloway... "Galloway Forest - with its sublime views, mountain-biking and walking tra... more »

Dachel Wake Up: Reiss Vs Attkisson

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 20 hours ago
By Anne Dachel Dorit Reiss vs Sharyl Attkisson Reiss attacks Kennedy over Fox News interview---AND I'M "NOT ALLOWED TO COMMENT" April 23, 2017, Daily Kos: Robert F Kennedy Jr and vaccines – why real journalists don't interview him By Dorit...

Marine Le Pen's victory is unlikely but not very unlikely

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
Many of us were carefully following the first round of the 2017 French presidential elections. *Dark blue Le Pen won much of the East or Northeast, yellow Macron won much of the West or Southwest, red Mélenchon was #1 on some islands and two spots near Spain, and light blue Fillon scored a victory in a spot West from Paris and in the French "Middle East" – although he was predicted to take Paris.* At the end, the results almost exactly agreed with the predictions – which has been unusual in recent times. Centrist Macron (24%) and patriot Le Pen (21.30%) made it to the second rou... more »


LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
Stairway to Heaven I drove to downtown Los Angeles today as a favor (no good deed goes unpunished) and spent two and a half soul-sucking hours in traffic to get there. Upon my arrival I had to find a place to park. Downtown Los Angeles reminds me of Athens, Greece when it comes to parking and I narrowly beat another car to a parking place. I'm parked and the passenger of the other car, who we'll call Cupid Stunt jumped from her car and began screaming at me. She wanted the parking spot where I parked my car. So there we are, her screaming and me standing there not doing anything, be... more »

Thank you, Taiwan News

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 21 hours ago
Well, Taiwan News has informed me it no longer needs my services. Writing a newspaper column was a wonderful opportunity for me, and I am thankful that I had the chance. Good luck, Taiwan News! _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums!

Rusya, Hama kuzeyinde El Kaide’nin bir kampını daha bombaladı (Video)

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
Rus jetleri, Hama’nın kuzey kırsalında bulunan ve büyük oranda yeraltında bulunan bir cihatçı kampını daha tespit ederek bombalamayı başardı. El Kaide uzantılı Nusra Cephesi’nin Kafr Zita beldesi yakınlarında yer alan kampı, Rus jetlerinin saldırısı sonucu imha edilirken içeride yer alan onlarca militanda öldürüldü, birçok araç ise kullanılamaz hale geldi. Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Venezuela Cumhurbaşkanı: Suriye’nin cesur halkı, batıya ve batının savaş ve şiddet eğilimine karşı güçlü bir savaşa girmiştir

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
Venezuela Cumhurbaşkanı, ‘Bugün de yeni işgalci imparatorluk 7 yıl öncesinde olduğu gibi, bağımsız ve özgür bir ülke olan Suriye’yi bölmeye çalışıyor’ dedi. Nicolas Maduro, Suriye Cumhurbaşkanı Beşşar Esad’a hitaben gönderdiği mesajında, Suriye’nin bağımsızlığını 71. Yıldönümünü kutladı. Maduro mesajında şunları söyledi:‘Suriye halkı 71 yıl önce bağımsızlığını kazandı ve batılı işgalcilere karşı savaşında zafere ulaştı.Bugün de […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO | Fuerza Aérea Rusa pulveriza escondite de al-Qaeda en el norte de Hama

Inna García at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
Ayer salió a la luz un vídeo que muestra puestos yihadistas derribados por los ataques aéreos rusos en una zona supuestamente a dos kilómetros de Kafr Zita, un bastión islamista en la zona rural de Hama. En las imágenes filtradas se puede observar cómo un vehículo blindado, probablemente tripulado por miembros de Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS, rama de al-Qaeda en Siria), […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Ejército sirio repele nuevo ataque de ISIS en Deir Ezzor eliminando a decenas de terroristas

Inna García at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
Fuertes enfrentamientos se produjeron ayer en Deir Ezzor, mientras una tormenta de arena invadía la ciudad oriental, impidiendo operar a los aviones de guerra de Siria y Rusia y permitiendo un nuevo asalto del Estado Islámico (ISIS) al aeropuerto cercado de Deir Ezzor. Los combatientes yihadistas trataron de invadir varios lugares importantes, sobre todo la instalación […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO | Ataques aéreos turcos destruyen estación de radio kurda en el norte de Siria

Inna García at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
Más de 20 ataques aéreos turcos se llevaron a cabo el martes sobre territorio kurdo en Siria e Irak, lo que resultó en la muerte de al menos 18 militantes de Unidades kurdas de Protección Popular (YPG) y Peshmergas además de causar importantes daños materiales. En la provincia de Hasakah, innumerables bombas turcas cayeron en la ciudad fronteriza […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

USA: Turkey cannot fight PKK and jeopardize fight against ISIS

Paul Antonopoulos at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:12 A.M.) – Turkey cannot fight the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) at the expense of the regional fight to defeat ISIS, acting US Department of State spokesperson Mark Toner said in a briefing on Tuesday, Kom News reported. “We’re also cognizant of the threat that the PKK poses to Turkey but again the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Iraqi militia cuts ISIS supply line between al-Baa’j and al-Hadher

Paul Antonopoulos at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
LEBANON, BEIRUT (8:30 A.M.) – Kata’ib Sayyid al-Shuhada announced on Tuesday that it cut off the ISIS supply line between al-Baa’j and al-Hadher Districts in Nineveh Province, while discovered a cache containing weapons and equipment north of al-Hadher District, Iraqi News reported. Kata’ib said in a statement that its forces cut off the Islamic State’s […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russia to supply Lugansk Republic with power after Ukraine cut supply

Paul Antonopoulos at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
LEBANON, BEIRUT (8:10 A.M.) – Russia’s Energy Ministry has decided to supply power to the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic (LPR) after Ukraine cut electricity, an informed source told TASS on Tuesday. “Such steps taken by the Ukrainian authorities may lead to a humanitarian disaster, this is why Russia’s Energy Ministry has made a decision to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Peshmerga official: PKK should leave the Sinjar region

Paul Antonopoulos at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:43 A.M.) – Halgurd Hikmat, head of the Peshmerga Ministry’s Media Department, called on the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) to withdraw from Sinjar in northern Iraq after Turkish airstrikes targeted a Peshmerga base and killing a number of troops in strikes aimed for the PKK. stating that PKK should reconsider its stance and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VÍDEO “Colapso yihadista” | Actualización de la guerra siria – Norte de Hama (25 de abril, 2017)

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
La recuperación de Soran y la restauración final de la línea de frente en el norte de Hama a las posiciones de noviembre de 2016, ha demostrado no ser la única ambición del alto mando del Ejército sirio con su contraofensiva inicial que ahora se está transformando en una nueva ofensiva ya que los límites […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

If The Data Doesn’t Match Theory, Change The Data

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 21 hours ago
Tony Heller, of the Deplorable Science Blog has a new post dubbed: If The Data Doesn’t Match Theory, Change The Data Tony (or aka Steve) starts with Professional climate fraudsters claim that Greenland is losing ice 600% faster than predicted. linking to NASA and other sites that say - Greenlands Ice Sheets are disappearing - NASA Study: Mass Gains of Arctic Ice Sheet - Greenland Ice Sheet Melting Faster than predicted And continues: As of yesterday, the Danish Meteorological Institute (DMI) showed Greenland surface mass gain for the winter at a record high. This is a dire... more »

Eugenics: When Scientific Consensus Leads To Mass Murder

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Sometimes we need to be reminded just what 'settled science' can turn into. That this arose at all is awful and that it actually provided the necessary intellectual cover for the extermination of the Jews and many others by the Nazis has been slid over. Not least because so much intellectual guilt rests in the USA and England. There remains a simple truth out there and it is that selective breeding can optimize a handful of characteristics, but it really ends there. As it is self selection has induced extensive hybridization in the world to date with the exception of the Isl... more »

Aristotle on the Origin of the Jews in India

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Aristotle is an excellent informant and this item fleshes out the extensive movement of people from India into the Middle East after the loss of a major river. This provided a leadership class for the Mitanni and an influx of Vedic ideas into both Mesopotamia and Egypt. None of this was properly understood in the material that i have read over the years. My own efforts regarding the Atlantean world establishes a global trade enterprise that established many local trade palaces and pyramids. It was clear that a major link here was trade between Egypt and the In... more »

Have Researchers Discovered a New ‘Superfuel’ 1,693 Times More Powerful Than Gasoline?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 21 hours ago
A viral marketing campaign called a resource used in lithium batteries a secret superfuel — all with the intent of selling investment tips in an expensive e-book.

Are We Living Inside a Computer Simulation?

David Emery at Snopes.com - 21 hours ago
A philosophical notion called the "simulation hypothesis," said to be growing in popularity in high-tech circles, holds that our reality may just be a sophisticated computer mockup.

New Hampshire Legislator Reportedly Linked to Reddit ‘RedPill’ Forum

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 21 hours ago
Republican state Rep. Robert Fisher was identified as the creator of a group fighting what it calls "feminist culture."

Obama cashes in with $400,000 payday for a speech to Wall Street bankers

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
[image: Obama cashes in with $400,000 payday for a speech to Wall Street bankers] Obama criticised for '$400,000 Wall Street speech' The post Obama cashes in with $400,000 payday for a speech to Wall Street bankers appeared first on The Duran.

Turkish jets strike Kurdish forces in Syria. US Pentagon “deeply concerned”

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
[image: Kurds] Turkish jets bombed Kurdish military forces in northern Iraq and northern Syria early Tuesday. The post Turkish jets strike Kurdish forces in Syria. US Pentagon “deeply concerned” appeared first on The Duran.

Native Americans caught salmon here for millennia. Now the world is hooked.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
This is hopeful and good to see. The Pacific coast fishery has been poorly managed for decades although we have seen steady improvement over the past thirty years. Recently science has discovered how to chase sea lice out of farmed fish pens. All this puts the thirty year development of farmed salmon on a sound footing. This allows the wild fishery to be continuously upgraded without reflecting abnormal market pressures. That way the wild catch can simply be sold as a premium product against a stable farmed supply. Add in the apparent discovery that iron fertilization triggere... more »

T.E. Lawrence and the Coming American Civil War by Bill Buppert

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Let us hope it never gets to that but this is a reminder that fighting an insurgency is an longstanding unsolved problem. Recall that no Muslim insurgency has been defeated in a century. That is very important to understand and why we must avoid such as long as possible or at until we understand how to defeat it. Better yet, we are likely insane to import such an insurgency without a clear program that ensures conversion out of Islam. No one has gone there yet. In fact we will be forced to confront all that soon enough. The solution is both draconian and merciful for the l... more »

Shape Matching Free Printable

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 22 hours ago
I can't even tell you how many hours I have spent sewing quiet book pages. Lots of little tiny pieces of felt and frustration later, I decided there had to be a better way. Enter the Printable Quiet Book, I went through and designed all of the things I wanted in a quiet book in an easy printable form. Simple print all the pages, do a little cutting and some laminating and voila! A quiet book! You can find all 11 of the printable Quiet Book posts that have already at the bottom of this post. Today I am adding the 12th page. This Shape Matching page is a great option for teaching k... more »

Get Ready, Russia: America's Stealth F-35 Is Heading to the Baltics

Saagar Enjeti at The National Interest - 22 hours ago
*Saagar Enjeti* *Security, Europe* Putin won't be happy. The U.S. Air Force is dispatching the F-35A to Estonia Tuesday to reassure its European allies just days after Russian bombers flew near the coast of Alaska, CNN reports. The fighter jets will likely not be permanently stationed in the country but are part of the European Reassurance Initiative, put in place by the U.S. after Russia’s 2014 annexation of Crimea. The show of force also follows repeated Russian bombers incursion into Alaska’s air defense zone earlier in April. The bombers flew approximately 100 miles off the... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
The JS Hyūga is the lead ship of the Hyūga-class helicopter destroyers of the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force. It was laid down in 2006 and commissioned into military service in 2009. The vessel received its name after the Hyūga Province, an old province of Japan. Upon completion it was the largest ship built for the Japanese navy since the Second World War. The Hyūgas are primarily anti-submarine warfare carriers operating SH-60K anti-submarine helicopters. © Photo: Wivern *WNU Editor:* The above photo is from this gallery .... *Lords of the Seas: The World's Most Impressive Air... more »

New Conspiracy Theory - Posted by Request...Money for Nothing or, Nice Work if you can get it

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 23 hours ago
*Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne announced* *Monday that three locations in the province* *that will be a part of the* *basic income pilot program. (Kelly Bennett/CBC) * The other day, an acquaintance came up to me and said that he had a "Conspiracy Theory" for me. This fellow knows that I am a conspiracy theorist and a blogger. He said something he saw in the news recently reminded him of that fact and he made a mental note to tell me about it the next time he saw me. His "conspiracy theory" is the following: He saw on the TV News that the Premier of the Province of Ontario is la... more »

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Beautiful Planet Earth”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Vangelis, “Beautiful Planet Earth” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Akb1t37T4E

A Diesel in the Shed

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on sunshine hours: Question: “What did South Australians have before candles?” Answer: “Electricity”. A sad (but accurate) blog post on stupidity in the AGW cult. https://www.masterresource.org/environmental-elitism/a-diesel-in-the-shed/ ?

Föhn winds: New insight into what weakens Antarctic ice shelves

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: New research describes for the first time the role that warm, dry winds (katabatic winds) play in influencing the behaviour of Antarctic ice shelves. Presenting this week at a European conference scientists from British Antarctic Survey (BAS) explain how spring and summer winds, known as föhn winds, are…

If the Data Doesn’t Match Theory, Change The Data

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: Tony Heller has some worrying news of the latest climate fraud, this time from the DMI. ? https://realclimatescience.com/2017/04/if-the-data-doesnt-match-theory-change-the-data/ ? DMI have now apparently found evidence that Greenland has not been putting on quite as much ice as their original figures showed. Their data so far…

Tahoe Glacier Making a Comeback?

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on Sierra Foothill Commentary: By Robert Felix This is not as far-fetched as you may think. In fact, if history is any guide it is inevitable. Not only inevitable, the process may have already begun.California’s Squaw Valley ski resort, just west of Lake Tahoe, has been buried beneath more than 58 feet of…

Erdogan vows to continue fight against Kurdish militants in Syria, Iraq

Paul Antonopoulos at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:56 A.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has vehemently defended Ankara’s recent deadly airstrikes in Iraq and Syria, vowing that Turkey would continue its military operations in both Arab countries “until the last terrorist is eliminated,” PressTV reported. “We are obliged to take measures. We must take steps. We shared this with […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Israel to hold memorial of the Soviet Union’s victory over Nazi Germany

Paul Antonopoulos at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 A.M.) – A commemorative ceremony will take place on Tuesday in Netanya, a city on Israel’s Mediterranean coast, in front of a monument dedicated to the Red Army’s victory over Nazism during World War II and was co-organized by Moscow City government and the Russian Jewish Congress (RJC), Mikhail Savin, the chief […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Chinese Military Editorial: China Needs Six Aircraft Carriers, An Enlarged Marine Corps And Ten Naval Bases In Friendly Foreign Nations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
China's Liaoning aircraft carrier with accompanying fleet conducts a drill in an area of South China Sea in this file photo. Reuters *Maritime Executive*: *China May Build Six Carriers, Ten Overseas Bases* In an editorial published Friday to mark the anniversary of China's navy, the official military outlet PLA Daily suggested that the nation needs six aircraft carriers, an enlarged marine corps and ten naval bases in friendly foreign nations. "In the long run, China needs to develop its own aircraft carrier battle teams, with at least six aircraft carriers, maritime forces led by... more »

Can Bill Nye – or any other science show – really save the world?

Dominique Brossard, Professor and Chair in the Department of Life Sciences Communication, University of Wisconsin-Madison at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Will Bill Nye's new show find a wider audience than Neil deGrasse Tyson's 'Cosmos' did? Vince Bucci/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images Netflix’s new talk show, “Bill Nye Saves the World,” debuted the night before people around the world joined together to demonstrate and March for Science. Many have lauded the timing and relevance of the show, featuring the famous “Science Guy” as its host, because it aims to myth-bust and debunk anti-scientific claims in an alternative-fact era. But are more facts really the kryptonite that will rein in what some suggest is a rapidly spr... more »

'Anumeric' people: What happens when a language has no words for numbers?

Caleb Everett, Andrew Carnegie Fellow, Professor of Anthropology, University of Miami at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 1 day ago
A Pirahã family. Caleb Everett, CC BY-SA Numbers do not exist in all cultures. There are numberless hunter-gatherers embedded deep in Amazonia, living along branches of the world’s largest river tree. Instead of using words for precise quantities, these people rely exclusively on terms analogous to “a few” or “some.” In contrast, our own lives are governed by numbers. As you read this, you are likely aware of what time it is, how old you are, your checking account balance, your weight and so on. The exact (and exacting) numbers we think with impact everything from our schedules to ... more »

Police around the world learn to fight global-scale cybercrime

Rob Wainwright, Director of Europol; Honorary Fellow, Strategy and Security Institute, University of Exeter at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Police must join forces across international borders to take on modern cybercriminals. wutzkohphoto/Shutterstock.com From 2009 to 2016, a cybercrime network called Avalanche grew into one of the world’s most sophisticated criminal syndicates. It resembled an international conglomerate, staffed by corporate executives, advertising salespeople and customer service representatives. Its business, though, was not standard international trade. Avalanche provided a hacker’s delight of a one-stop shop for all kinds of cybercrime to criminals without their own technical expertise but with t... more »

Left-wing mashup at the “March for Science”

David Rothbard at CFACT - 1 day ago
Saturday's "March for Science" dramatically illustrated that "science" is the last thing the global warming movement is about.

They don’t know much about climate at the “March For Science”

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 1 day ago
Climate marchers don't know much about climate science. WATCH NOW

Al Gore’s new group demands $15 trillion to fight global warming

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 1 day ago
$15 trillion price tag to theoretically limit future global warming.

Tuesday Night Cat Blogging

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 1 day ago
Coupled cats.

Grinding Poverty? In America? Mostly In Areas Controlled By Republicans

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Just before the Civil War, Issaquena County, Mississippi was the second richest county in America. That's because 92.5% of the inhabitants were slaves. 115 slave owners owned everyone else. They were rich because of the value of "slave property." Today Issaquena County has the 3rd lowest per capita income of any county in America-- $18,598 compared to $48,112 for the country as a whole. It's part of Mississippi's 2nd congressional district, represented by Bennie Thompson. The county, which had given Obama a 61-38% win over Romney, voted for Hillary over Trump, 56.5% to 42.6%. At l... more »

Comparing China's Aircraft Carriers Against Other Nations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
China's first home-built aircraft carrier awaits launch at a Dalian shipyard. Nikkei Asian Review *Julia Hollingsworth, South China Morning Post*: *In battle to control sea and air, how do China’s aircraft carriers stack up against other nations?* China is about to launch its first homebuilt aircraft carrier, once the tidal conditions are right at the dock where the vessel has been under construction in Dalian. Weighing 70,000 tonnes and 315 metres long and 75 metres wide, the still unnamed carrier is slightly larger than the Liaoning, China’s only other aircraft carrier, which wa... more »

Gerald Celente: It’s A Bankster Takeover

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Apr 25, 2017 David Knight and Gerald Celente discuss how the banksters have infiltrated governments across the globe and are controlling and manipulating the global economy. end

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