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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

27 April - Blogs I'm Following 1 of 2

11:39 pm MDT

Academia, Mental Health, and the Cult of Productivity

Daniel Nexon at Duck of Minerva - 13 minutes ago
This is a guest post by Amelia Hoover Green, Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Politics at Drexel University. Will Moore’s death was a tragedy. To state the hopefully obvious: Will’s ferocious productivity makes his death no more or less tragic. Public tributes to Will focus, rightly, on his forthrightness, his heart for justice, his […]

Greg Hunter, “Weekly News Wrap-Up 4/28/2017”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 minutes ago
*“Weekly News Wrap-Up 4/28/2017”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Secretary of State Tillerson and other top U.S. officials have issued a dire warning on North Korea. In a press release this week, the Trump Administration says, “North Korea’s pursuit of nuclear weapons is an urgent national security threat and top foreign policy priority.” This release was issued after a White House briefing to 100 Senators that detailed the possible threat. Another ominous sign was the test firing of an unarmed ICBM at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California. Meanwhile, North Korea has been maki... more »

X22 Report: “There Is An All Out Push To Get The Main Event Started”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 minutes ago
*X22 Report: “There Is An All Out Push To Get The Main Event Started”* - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IzYrdl0t04o

China Posts A Video Of The Country's Nuclear Ballistic Missile Submarines For The First Time

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 29 minutes ago
Ba Yi TV, the Chinese military channel, broadcast footage of a nuclear submarine on April 22 *Daily Mail:* *Never-before-seen footage of China's nuclear missile submarines as Beijing flaunts its naval power in dramatic propaganda video* * China released video of home-built nuclear submarines for the first time * Clip on military TV is believed to show the Type 092 underwater vessel * Rare moments of a nuclear missile launch experiment is also shown The Chinese military authorities last week released footage of the country's nuclear ballistic missile submarines for the first time. ... more »

Zapatistas Moises 'Capitalist World is a Walled Plantation'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 32 minutes ago
The Capitalist World is a Walled Plantation Subcomandante Insurgente MoisésWords of Subcomandante Insurgente Moisés, Wednesday April 12, 2017 Good evening, good afternoon, good morning, according to where you’re listening from.Brothers, sisters, compañeros, compañeras:What I’m going to talk about today is not what I believe, but rather what our great-grandfathers and grandfathers and

How Woodrow Wilson's propaganda machine changed American journalism

Christopher B. Daly, Professor of Journalism, Boston University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 59 minutes ago
The censorship board. George Creel is seated at far right. Harris & Ewing/Library of Congress When the United States declared war on Germany 100 years ago, the impact on the news business was swift and dramatic. In its crusade to “make the world safe for democracy,” the Wilson administration took immediate steps at home to curtail one of the pillars of democracy – press freedom – by implementing a plan to control, manipulate and censor all news coverage, on a scale never seen in U.S. history. Following the lead of the Germans and British, Wilson elevated propaganda and censorship... more »

The Real Red Pill

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 1 hour ago
I recently watched the 2-hour documentary film by feminist film-maker Cassie Jaye entitled "The Red Pill - A Feminist's Journey Into the Men's Rights Movement". At the end of her documentary, after her 1-year journey making the film, she states: "I don't know where I am headed but I know what I am leaving behind. I no longer call myself a feminist." My main thought throughout -- which

President Trump Brushes Aside Taiwan President's Suggestion Of Another Phone Call

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen reacts during an interview with Reuters at the Presidential Office in Taipei. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu *Reuters: **Exclusive: Trump spurns Taiwan president's suggestion of another phone call* U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday spurned the Taiwanese president’s suggestion that the two leaders hold another phone call, saying he did not want to create problems for Chinese President Xi Jinping at a time when Beijing appears to be helping with efforts to rein in North Korea. In a White House interview, Trump brushed aside the idea after Taiwanese President ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
A military drill marking the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People's Army (KPA) is seen in this handout photo by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) made available on April 26, 2017. KCNA/Handout via REUTERS

Women's Choice Is Not A Cultural Issue Democrats Are Allowed To Compromise Away

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*The less bad anti-Choice candidate in Omaha?* Activist Jodi Jacobson, founder of *Rewire*, was one of the people who rang the alarm bell on many elements within the Democratic Party for seemingly giving anti-Choicers a wink and a nod recently. There's a lot of misinformation floating around about the Democratic candidate for Omaha mayor, Heath Mello, and the circumstances of the hubbub around his relationship to the party. Yesterday Jodi endeavored to straighten it out and make it all clear and understandably. Let me just reiterate what I've already said: Blue America doesn't endor... more »

China Threatened North Korea With Sanctions If They Conducted Another Nuclear Test

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*CNN:* *Tillerson: China threatened to sanction North Korea over another nuclear test* Washington (CNN)Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Thursday that China threatened the North Korean government with sanctions if it undertook another nuclear weapons test. Tillerson made his comments on Fox News ahead of a visit to the United Nations and amid rising tensions over the North Korean nuclear weapons program. "They confirmed to us that they had requested that the regime conduct no further nuclear test," Tillerson said of the Chinese. "In fact, we were told by the Chinese that the... more »

ISIS on its last legs as the Syrian Army imposes full control over gas field in east Homs

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:30 A.M.) – On Thursday evening, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) seized the last oil wells in the Al-Shaer Gas Fields of eastern Homs, thereby completely expelling ISIS from one of the country’s largest gas fields. The last point to be captured was the 105th gas well which was seized in a joint […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

بالخريطة || الجيش السوري يواصل تقدمه في منطقة المقابر في دير الزور مسيطرا على تلة ابو حسن

Yusha Yuseef at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
واصلت وحدات الجيش السوري عملياتها العسكرية في منطقة المقابر بين مطار دير الزور العسكري و مدينة دير الزور محققة المزيد من التقدم على حساب تنظيم داعش واكدت مصدر عسكري سيطرة الجيش على تلة ابو حسن بمحيط لواء التأمين الالكتروني بعد القضاء على عدد من ارهابيي التنظيم وتدمير اسلحتهم وعتادهم . كما اكد المصدر احراز الجيش […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Four-Day Nuclear Attack Drills Begin Around New York City

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
The drills have been in the works for months, and are also taking place in Washington, DC and Albany, New York *Daily Mail*: *Federal authorities hold nuclear attack drills near Manhattan as North Korea shows off its military might* * Federal authorities, including Homeland Seucirty and FEMA, are participating in a four-day nuclear attack drill at MetLife stadium in New Jersey * The drill simulates a nuclear attack on the New Jersey side of the Lincoln Tunnel, which connects Weehawken, New Jersey to Manhattan FEMA is training with local medical teams to practice their response to ... more »

New statistical methods would let researchers deal with data in better, more robust ways

Rand Wilcox, Professor of Statistics, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 3 hours ago
Collecting the data comes first, but then you have to analyze the data. Cameron Neylon, CC BY No matter the field, if a researcher is collecting data of any kind, at some point he is going to have to analyze it. And odds are he’ll turn to statistics to figure out what the data can tell him. A wide range of disciplines – such as the social sciences, marketing, manufacturing, the pharmaceutical industry and physics – try to make inferences about a large population of individuals or things based on a relatively small sample. But many researchers are using antiquated statistical techni... more »

Trump's Tough Talk Won't Work on North Korea

Charles V. Peña at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Charles V. Peña* *Security, Asia* It is unlikely that North Korea will just roll over and abandon its reckless path of the development of nuclear weapons. So far, the Trump administration seems to think that threats or ultimatums serve as an effective foreign policy. The president’s simple two-word message to North Korea: “Gotta behave.” This, after Vice President Mike Pence visited the Demilitarized Zone dividing North and South Korea, saying that “the era of strategic patience is over” and citing the U.S. missile strikes in Syria and use of the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Bl... more »

Trump Makes His First Move on Tax Reform

Samuel Rines at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Samuel Rines* *Economics, Americas* [image: Hundred-dollar bills and 1040 tax form. Flickr/Creative Commons/ccPixs.com] The next step is seeing what can realistically pass Congress. One of the most important primary promises made by Donald Trump on the campaign trail was reforming the tax code. Doing so, according to administration officials, promises to invigorate the U.S. economy and return it to a sustainable 3 percent growth level—a lofty but laudable goal. On Wednesday, the outline of the tax reform was released, but it was met with little enthusiasm; it contained signific... more »

China Warned North Korea Not To Test Another Nuclear Weapon

Ryan Pickrell at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Ryan Pickrell* *Security, Asia* China has also been turning away North Korean coal shipments, a major source of income for the regime. North Korea has yet to conduct a sixth nuclear test, and the reason may be China. Beijing warned Pyongyang against carrying out another test, informing the reclusive regime that the Chinese would pursue “sanctions actions on their own” if North Korea failed to heed its warning, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson revealed to Fox News Thursday. Tillerson’s remark indicates that President Donald Trump’s efforts to rein in North Korea by way of the c... more »

Expert: Dearth of Black Teachers not ‘Supply’ Issue

cmaadmin at Diverse - 3 hours ago
A new report shows that hiring practices at the district level may in fact be playing a role in artificially depressing racial representation in the classroom.

Black Intellectuals Challenged to Do Work Useful to Activism

cmaadmin at Diverse - 3 hours ago
“The Future of Black Intellectuals” panel at the National Action Network Convention addressed what role Black intellectuals should play in this era of President Donald Trump.

Stakeholders Divided Over Accreditation Reform

cmaadmin at Diverse - 3 hours ago
As Congress seeks to reform the accreditation system for institutions of higher education, one expert says it should avoid a “one-size-fits-all” approach.

Carl Bernstein concerning Trump/Russia investigation: "Oh my god, there’s a cover-up going on."

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 4 hours ago
Courtesy of The Independent: *Famed Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein says that the investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn could end up revealing a “cover-up” of alleged connections between President Donald Trump's team and Russia. * *“I think it's obvious that Gen. Flynn is in up to his neck in terms, not just of possible crimes involving his speeches and whether or not he registered as a foreign agent, which he should have and didn’t,” Mr Bernstein said. * *“There, he is central to what the FBI believes is a cover-up going on among people close to... more »

President Trump: 'Major, Major' Conflict With North Korea Possible

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an interview with Reuters in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., April 27, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria *Reuters:* *Exclusive: Trump says 'major, major' conflict with North Korea possible, but seeks diplomacy* U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday a major conflict with North Korea is possible in the standoff over its nuclear and missile programs, but he would prefer a diplomatic outcome to the dispute. "There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely," Trump told ... more »

Angry Protesters Storm Macedonian Parliament And Attack MPs

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Macedonian police fire stun grenades after protesters storm parliament* Macedonian police fired stun grenades on Thursday evening to disperse protesters outside the parliament and clear the way for the evacuation of lawmakers still in the building. Protesters stormed into Macedonia's parliament and assaulted the leader of the Social Democrats on Thursday after his party and ethnic Albanian allies voted to elect an Albanian as parliament speaker, witnesses said. Live television footage showed Social Democratic leader Zoran Zaev with blood trickling from one side of his... more »

UN: Repealing ObamaCare Violates “International Law”

Alex Newman at rss - 4 hours ago
[image: un-repealing-obamacare-violates-international-law] The United Nations is again acting as a wannabe global government and perverting the meaning of human rights, warning the Trump administration in a bizarre letter that repealing the unconstitutional ObamaCare takeover of health insurance may violate what the UN likes to call “international law.” However, critics were quick to ridicule the UN and its alleged legal reasoning. Instead of oberying, they called for the U.S. government to withdraw from the scandal-plagued UN “Human Rights Council.”

Trump Orders Review of Federal Overreach in Education

Alex Newman at rss - 4 hours ago
[image: trump-orders-review-of-federal-overreach-in-education] President Donald Trump signed an executive order on April 26 that is ostensibly aimed at curtailing unlawful federal meddling in K-12 education across America. But it may not actually accomplish that much, depending on how top education officials implement it.

United Reaches Settlement With Passenger David Dao

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
The Kentucky physician attracted widespread public sympathy when other passengers took video of aviation police violently dragging him from a plane.

Latest Nelson Report

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 4 hours ago
*A waterfall feeds a river gorge below Caoling.* The Latest Nelson Report with some comments on Taiwan (bold emphasis mine, red in original). Click on Read more... ++++++++++++++++++++++ LINES ON MAPS...remember a week or so ago when Japan issued a map showing a couple of hundred islands with Japanese names? Beijing today took it a potentially dangerous step further, defining into "law" some enforcement rights: China revises mapping law to bolster territorial claims Author: Christian Shepherd The Chinese government passed a law today that creates new fines to "intimidate" forei... more »

Did You Ever Imagine That The Trump Regime WOULDN'T Try To Kill Net Neutrality?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
While everyone was obsessing over the Trump Regime's Reverse-Robin-Hood tax proposal and the jolt of electricity the Frankstein monster known as TrumpCare just got, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, moved to kill net neutrality. He said that "high-speed internet service should no longer be treated like a public utility with strict rules, as it is now. The move would, in effect, largely leave the industry to police itself." At *The Nation*, John Nichols, went so far as to write that "no act of the recklessly authoritarian Trump administration poses a greater threat to the democratic discours... more »

Musical Interlude: Afshin, "Prayer of Change"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Afshin, "Prayer of Change" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75SGQ65QhaU

Time to defund the weather-forecasting rent-seekers

Hifast at Climate Collections - 5 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest opinion by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley For Totalitarianism Day (formerly Earth Day), over three dozen weather forecasting organizations have issued a joint (or, in their revealing word, “Collective”) “Global Climate Statement”. It has not exactly made headlines: even the Mainstream media are tired of yet another pietistic,…

Yucca Mountain: Serpent Swimming Westward

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
Yucca Mountain: Serpent Swimming Westward By Indigenous Action Media Watch video https://www.facebook.com/IndigenousActionMedia/videos/295954260839721/ The Trump administration & Congress are renewing the threat to turn sacred Yucca Mountain, located on Western Shoshone Lands near Las Vegas, Nevada, into a massive nuclear waste dump. Yesterday, on the 31st anniversary of the

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 27, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Wesley Rahn, DW*: *Is a second Korean War imminent?* A military build-up, bellicose rhetoric and the risk of nuclear war are ratcheting up tensions in Northeast Asia. The US is tied in a strategic knot and N. Korea is not backing down as diplomacy and deterrence collide. There are storm clouds gathering over the Korean peninsula. Whether it is the belligerent statements from the regime in Pyongyang, windy bravado from the Trump administration or regular missile tests and naval drills, there is concern around the world that a tipping point is about to be reached. US Vice President... more »

US & France ‘Certain’ Assad Carried Out Gas Attack; Media Ignores Contrary Evidence

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 5 hours ago
Published on Apr 26, 2017 The US has sanctioned some 271 Syrians who Washington believes are involved in the research and production of chemical weapons – yet many journalists and observers remain sceptical of the official White House story, which lays blame squarely on the Syrian government. The French government has also claimed the attack […]

US Invasion of North Korea ‘Not Off the Table’ – Head of Pacific Command

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 5 hours ago
Published on Apr 27, 2017 US forces in the Pacific are ready to strike North Korea but are unprepared for prolonged conflict, Admiral Harry Harris, Jr. Commander, US Pacific Command testified today. Despite the US’ military’s lack of readiness, invasion is not off the table, Harris said. Paul Kawika Martin, senior director of Peace Action […]

Rip-off News round-up. Our pick of the last week's media (Thu 27th Apr)

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 5 hours ago
3m poor working families face losing £2,500 a year from benefit cuts According to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) the freeze in benefit rates and cuts to child tax credit, coupled with the rollout of universal credit, which has become less generous as a result of changes to work allowances, signal “large losses” for low-income households. If the cuts announced in 2015 were fully in

Projects, Day 5: Montessori school

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 5 hours ago
So I told you the other day 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 is a new three-classroom Montessori school in a central Auckland suburb, behind two existing houses used as admin and accommodation ... Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Immigrant Crime Hotline Stalls After Barrage of Prank ‘Alien’ Calls

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
The veteran who spurred the campaign called the VOICE hotline an "unacceptable, un-American program."

Fox News Host Jesse Watters Goes on Vacation After Joke About Ivanka Trump?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
Some have linked his absence with a comment about the President's eldest daughter that was interpreted as lewd.

World News Briefs -- April 27, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un watches a military drill marking the 85th anniversary of the establishment of the Korean People's Army (KPA) in this handout photo by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) made available on April 26, 2017. KCNA/Handout via REUTERS *Reuters:* *China warned North Korea of sanctions after any nuclear test: Tillerson* China has told the Trump administration it warned North Korea it would impose unilateral sanctions should Pyongyang carry out another nuclear test, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday, in possibly China's toug... more »

Former MP’s latest act tells you everything you need to know about Theresa May’s Tories

Emily Apple at The Canary - 6 hours ago
A former Conservative MP has reached a new low in breathtaking hypocrisy. Zac Goldsmith resigned from the Conservative Party over its support for the expansion of Heathrow Airport. His resignation triggered a by-election, which he lost. But he is now resurrecting his political career; standing as a candidate for the party he left just six […] The post Former MP’s latest act tells you everything you need to know about Theresa May’s Tories appeared first on The Canary.

Here is every key promise the Conservative Party has broken since the last general election [VIDEO]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 6 hours ago
Choosing a government is not an easy job. But a voter’s task is made tougher when political parties promise one thing, then deliver something else entirely. And based on the gap between Conservative promises is 2015 and the reality that came after, it might be wise to reconsider gifting them our vote. The broken promises […] The post Here is every key promise the Conservative Party has broken since the last general election [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

Theresa May’s bizarre radio interview has sent her campaign beyond parody [AUDIO]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 6 hours ago
Theresa May’s general election campaign has so far consisted of invitation-only events, and four words repeated relentlessly: ‘strong and stable leadership’. But during an interview with Radio Derby, May moved her campaign beyond parody. The interview During the 27 April interview, host Chris Doidge asked Theresa May if she knew what a ‘mugwump’ is. This was […] The post Theresa May’s bizarre radio interview has sent her campaign beyond parody [AUDIO] appeared first on The Canary.

New Green Party alliance could become Theresa May’s worst nightmare

Emily Apple at The Canary - 6 hours ago
There is more evidence of alliances forming to get rid of the Tories. This time in Brighton. Here, the Greens and the Liberal Democrats are teaming up to get rid of the Tories. The Lib Dems will not run in Green Party co-leader Caroline Lucas’s seat of Brighton Pavilion. And the Greens will not stand […] The post New Green Party alliance could become Theresa May’s worst nightmare appeared first on The Canary.

Thursday Afternoon Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 6 hours ago
This and that for your Thursday reading. - Ben Kentish reports on the Equality Trust's research showing that the poorest 10% of the population in the UK actually pays a higher percentage of its income in taxes than the top 10%. Dominic Rushe, Ben Jacobs and Sabrina Siddiqui discuss how Donald Trump is going out of his way to ensure the same outcome in the U.S., while Neil Irwin highlights how Trump's tax plans could hardly be more thoroughly tailored toward further enriching himself. And Valerie Ouellet points out that an increasing number of high-income Canadians are managing to av... more »

Rogue Thunderbolts

Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 6 hours ago
One of the more spectacular movies recently was Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in which the empire’s Death Star destroyed a city on the moon Jedha. The imagery struck me as being not much different to what might have … Continue reading →

New Mexicans March for Climate, Jobs and Justice

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
. New Mexicans March for Climate, Jobs and Justice People’s Climate Marches planned in Las Vegas, Las Cruces, Santa Fe, Albuquerque on Saturday New Mexicans are invited to take to the streets on Saturday, April 29, to call for a strong government response to the global climate crisis. People’s Climate Marches are planned in the state’s largest three cities: Albuquerque, Las Cruces, and

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"Earth's annual Lyrid meteor shower peaked before dawn on April 22nd, as our fair planet plowed through dust from the tail of long-period comet Thatcher. Seen from the high, dark, and dry Atacama desert a waning crescent Moon and brilliant Venus join Lyrid meteor streaks in this composited view. *Click image for larger size.* Captured over 5 hours on the night of April 21/22, the meteors stream away from the shower's radiant, a point not very far on the sky from Vega, alpha star of the constellation Lyra. The radiant effect is due to perspective as the parallel meteor tracks appear ... more »

Chet Raymo, “Then To The Elements Be Free”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Then To The Elements Be Free”* by Chet Raymo “Be cheerful, Sir. Our revels are now ended. These our actors, As I foretold you, were all spirits and Are melted into air, into thin air; And, like the baseless fabric of this vision, The cloud-capp'd towers, the gorgeous palaces, The solemn temples, the great globe itself, Yea, all which it inherit, shall dissolve, And, like this insubstantial pageant faded, Leave not a rack behind. We are such stuff As dreams are made on: and our little life Is rounded with a sleep.” “Surely one of the most beautiful passages in all of dramatic literature... more »

New column day

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 6 hours ago
Here, on the Libs' delayed climate change action as going beyond mere backloading of promises to outright destruction in the meantime. For further reading... - For just a few examples of the backloading in the Libs' budget, see the Northern View's interview with Nathan Cullen. - The latest report to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change showing increased emissions until 2030 as the expected scenario for Canada is here (PDF), and reported on by Marie-Danielle Smith here. - Margo McDiarmid reports here on the Libs' plan to delay methane emissions. And Brent Patterso... more »

Baylor Leader: School Will Exceed Laws to Protect Students

cmaadmin at Diverse - 6 hours ago
WACO, Texas — The new president of Baylor University says school officials will exceed state and federal laws in ensuring that students are not subjected to sexual violence. Linda Livingstone says a university president is ultimately responsible for complying with Title IX rules, which guard against sexual discrimination and violence. She tells the Waco Tribune-Herald […]

Purdue University Taking Over For-profit Kaplan Chain

cmaadmin at Diverse - 6 hours ago
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Purdue University is taking over the for-profit Kaplan University chain in order to expand its reach into online education. Purdue’s Board of Trustees approved the deal Thursday with Kaplan, which currently enrolls 32,000 students online and at 15 campuses in seven states. Purdue President Mitch Daniels says the school found it […]

N.Y. College President Heard Blaming Alleged Assault Victim

cmaadmin at Diverse - 6 hours ago
SANBORN, N.Y. — A New York community college president who was recorded disparaging an alleged victim of sexual assault has retired, just before a vote to consider firing him. Niagara County Community College says James Klyczek notified the board of trustees of his retirement shortly before a special meeting Wednesday evening in which the trustees […]

Georgia Bans Funding to ‘Sanctuary’ Campuses Under New Law

cmaadmin at Diverse - 6 hours ago
ATLANTA — Private colleges that don’t cooperate with federal immigration authorities would lose state funding for scholarships and research under a new Georgia law. Republican Gov. Nathan Deal signed the measure on Thursday. The measure is expected to have no immediate impact since no colleges in Georgia have embraced so-called “sanctuary” policies. Students at several […]

Oregon Lawmakers Push Colleges to Respect Diverse Community

cmaadmin at Diverse - 6 hours ago
SALEM, Ore. — Members of the Oregon House of Representatives on Wednesday discussed the state’s racist history and continuing discrimination as they approved a bill that would promote inclusiveness. The measure, which passed by a 45-15 vote and now goes to the Senate, aims to have universities and community colleges achieve “cultural competency,” which it […]

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 27, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
China's Defence Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun said that the deployment of the THAAD anti-missile in South Korea system threatens to damage 'strategic balance and stability' in the region *Daily Mail:* *China says it will carry out live fire drills and test new weapons as it bids to 'safeguard national security' in the wake of US and South Korea's military maneuvers* * Defence Ministry spokesman Yang Yujun said the THAAD anti-missile system 'damages the regional strategic balance and stability' * He said that the Chinese are 'resolutely opposed to' deploying the system * China has lo... more »

Kerstin Johansson : METRO EVENT | People’s Climate March at State Capitol on Trump’s 100th Day

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 7 hours ago
By Kerstin Johansson | The Rag Blog | April 25, 2017 Event: Austin People’s Climate March & Rally Dates: Saturday, April 29, 2017, 1-3:30 p.m. Where: Texas State Capital, 1100 Congress Ave., Austin Sponsors: Austin People’s Climate Mobilization, 350 Austin, … finish reading Kerstin Johansson : *METRO EVENT* | People’s Climate March at State Capitol on Trump’s 100th Day

A Libertarian Laughs At The State, With Dave Smith

Daniel McAdams at 7 hours ago
Dave Smith knows how to have fun and be funny...while making a good point! He is not only a libertarian stand-up comic, but he is host of the very popular Part of the Problem podcast. How did Dave come around to embrace the libertarian movement? The Giuliani Moment! Dave Smith dropped by the Ron Paul Liberty Report studio to talk about his conversion to libertarianism and what he's doing with it on this very special episode of the program:

CIA Director Pompeo Doesn't Understand the First Amendment

Jacob G. Hornberger at 7 hours ago
[image: undefined] You would think that by the time a person becomes the Director of the CIA, he would have a correct understanding of the Constitution, which is the founding document of the federal government, which the CIA is part of. This should be especially true when the CIA Director is a former member of Congress, a graduate of West Point, and the holder of a law degree from Harvard. Embarrassingly, such is not the case with CIA Director and former U.S. Congressman Mike Pompeo. In a speech delivered at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., Po... more »

Cop Punches, Arrests Innocent Paramedic for Trying to Save a Life – Keeps Job, No Apology

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 7 hours ago
[image: paramedic]An irritated cop punched a former paramedic for helping a man, now taxpayers have to pay for a police department which refused to issue an apology.

After first stating that he will not seek reelection, and then hinting he may quit before end of term, now Jason Chaffetz is saying that a 12 year old injury has flared up and he needs a leave of absence. Hmmm.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 7 hours ago
Sorry, would love to investigate Trump's ties to Russia, but I have a boo boo on my foot.Courtesy of Politico: *House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz announced Wednesday that he will take a leave of absence from Congress to undergo surgery on his foot, with an estimated return in mid-May. * *The Utah Republican posted a picture of an X-ray on Instagram and wrote that a foot injury he sustained 12 years ago is now prompting him to undergo "immediate" surgery.* *The estimated recovery time is three to four weeks. Chaffetz said avoiding the procedure could put him "at risk for se... more »

VIDEO: Huge rebel convoy heads towards Kurdish border town as Turkey gears up for offensive

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:00 A.M.) – The Turkish Armed Forces have reportedly drawn up plans to capture the Kurdish-held town of Tall Abyad and bring it under rebel control in a cross-border offensive comparable to the Euphrates Shield offensive last year. Amateur footage emerged on Thursday, purportedly showing a large rebel convoy driving towards the Kurdish […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In Video: Syrian Army squeezes jihadi rebels in northeast Damascus

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (12:30 A.M.) – Jihadi rebels are at risk of losing their stronghold in al-Qaboun neighborhood in the northeastern edges of the capital as government forces continue to snatch more territories. Today, the Syrian Army made fresh gains inside the insurgent-controlled bastion, seizing several building blocks in the southern sector, and destroying a tunnel […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Syrian warplanes bomb Al-Qaeda insurgents with seconds in-between

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:15 P.M.) – New footage emerged from the Hama battlefield, showing the Syrian Arab Air Force deploying thermobaric parachute bombs on a massive scale in an effort to defeat Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (Syrian Al-Qaeda branch) in central Syria. The video below shows 8 deadly bombs landing on the town of Lataminah, a military […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Destituido por Hadi el gobernador de Adén que abogaba por reinstaurar Yemen del Sur

Alvaro A. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
El General Mayor Aidarus al-Zubaidi, Comandante de la Resistencia Sureña, un grupo que aboga por la independencia de Yemen del Sur, ha sido destituido hoy como Gobernador de Adén. El motivo de su destitución se debe una orden dada por Hadi. El Presidente yemení desde 2011 se encuentra actualmente en el exilio, eso no basta […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army retakes oil fields from ISIS and brings hope to resolve power shortage

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:45 P.M.) – After retaking a handful of large oil and gas fields in the desert of eastern Homs from ISIS, the Syrian Government now hopes to bring back non-stop electricity to residents under its control for the first time in years. According to Al-Masdar News employees based in Damascus, power in the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In pictures: ISIS raids Al-Qaeda amid door-to-door combat inside south Damascus suburb

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:15 P.M.) – Rival jihadist factions continued to battle it out in the Yarmouk Camp on Thursday as ISIS insurgents retook urban areas in southern Damascus which Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) otherwise captured two days ago. In addition to recapturing its lost areas in the former Palestinian refugee camp, ISIS said it had […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

الجيش السوري يصد الهجوم الثاني لمسلحي هيئة تحرير الشام على المصاصنة شمال حماة

Yusha Yuseef at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
اكد مصدر عسكري لمراسل المصدر نيوز تصدي الجيش السوري للهجوم الثاني الذي شنته عصابات هيئة تحرير الشام والجماعات المسلحة المتحالفة معها على بلدة المصاصنة في ريف حماة الشمالي . وكبدت وحدات الجيش المسلحين عشرات القتلى والجرحى بينهم قيادات , ومن جهته اكد مصدر عسكري سوري تدمير الجيش لعشرات السيارات المزودة برشاشات وشاحنات ذخيرة و دبابات […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

5 Syrian soldiers killed near Palmyra despite huge territorial setback for ISIS

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:30 P.M.) – On Thursday around noon, a jihadist hit-and-run operation on the southern vicinity of Palmyra caught a unit of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) off-guard, resulting in the death of a handful of government troops. According to a bulletin released by Amaq Agency, the ISIS raid targeted a SAA outpost at […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

BREAKING: Two US soldiers killed by ISIS during raid in Afghanistan

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:55 P.M.) – On Thursday, at least two US servicemen were killed-in-action (KIA) and a third injured amid a raid against ISIS insurgents in the contested Nangarhar governorate. The US soldiers were embedded with a platoon Afghani Army troops when they were overwhelmed by an ISIS ambush in the aforementioned area. In a […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Kurdish militants blow up Turkish radar station in cross-border attack

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:30 P.M.) – With many Turkish airstrikes hitting Kurdish-held areas of northern Syria again today, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) responded on Thursday afternoon by destroying a Turkish radar station across the border from Tall Abyad. Meanwhile, the Turkish Air Force conducted sorties on the Kurdish-held villages of Susek and Gri Sur near […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Does Coachella Owner Philip Anschutz Donate to Anti-LGBT Groups?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
The Coachella owner denied that he advocates for anti-LGBT policies, and said that the foundation no longer donates to such groups.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 7 hours ago
Politico has a story about Donald Trump's presidential learning curve, or lack thereof. It would be an alarming report, except we already that the president had no idea what he was getting into, didn't even know what he didn't know, and doesn't know very much now. But I'm going to ignore all that and pick out a passage in the story that isn't directly about Trump's ignorance. Here it is: “He is not a movement conservative. He is definitely not an establishment Republican,” said Ken Blackwell, who headed domestic policy during Trump’s transition. “He’s transactional and makes calls b... more »

She Fears Her Tribe's Story Will Be Forgotten (Movie)

White Wolf at White Wolf - 7 hours ago
What does it mean to be Native American today? To answer this question, filmmaker Kayla Briët explores her Prairie Band Potawatomi roots through the teachings of her father, Gary Wis-ki-ge-amatyuk. This hypnotic and introspective short film captures part of her childhood and confronts the fear of her cultural identity fading with time. Weaving together the history, language, dance, and music of her tribe, Kayla Briët's Smoke That Travels keeps her family's heritage alive and celebrates the beauty of culture. The Short Film Showcase spotlights exceptional short videos created by f... more »

Missing ‘modern stone-age’ boy found after 45 years when mum Betty spots him on BBC News

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 7 hours ago
Anxious parents Betty and Barney Rubble had long given up hope of finding their son Bamm Bamm after he went missing from their Bedrock home in the 1970s. But as Betty tuned into BBC News to see how the UK general election was going, she got a shock. Her son was not only alive, but now the UK […] The post Missing ‘modern stone-age’ boy found after 45 years when mum Betty spots him on BBC News appeared first on The Canary.

U.S. Admiral: North Korean Nuclear Threat a Matter Of When, Not If

Ryan Pickrell at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*Ryan Pickrell* *Security, Asia* North Korea is testing missiles with increased frequency, and even in failure, its program advances. A U.S. admiral said Thursday the situation in Korea is becoming increasingly dangerous as the North moves to advance its weapons program and develop a long-range nuclear missile. “The crisis on the Korean Peninsula is real,” Admiral Harry Harris, the head of U.S. Pacific Command, testified at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Thursday, adding, “It’s the worst I have ever seen.” Pyongyang’s aggressive rhetoric is increasingly backed up by a... more »

we cannot eat money

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 8 hours ago

Sessions Says DOJ Will Appeal Judge’s Ruling Blocking “Sanctuary Cities” Executive Order

Warren Mass at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: sessions-says-doj-will-appeal-judge-s-ruling-blocking-sanctuary-cities-executive-order] Attorney General Jeff Sessions said the Justice Department will pursue litigation against a judge’s ruling blocking the executive order to defund sanctuary cities.

Freedom Caucus Endorses Amended ObamaCare Replacement

Michael Tennant at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: freedom-caucus-endorses-amended-obamacare-replacement] The House Freedom Caucus announced Wednesday that it now supports the House leadership's ObamaCare replacement bill after it was amended to allay some members' concerns.

Supreme Court’s Non-decision Expands Passenger Ridesharing Freedom

Bob Adelmann at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: supreme-court-s-non-decision-expands-passenger-ridesharing-freedom] Unless Big Taxi can wriggle out from under the rules that once protected them from competition, it wll soon be called Little Taxi.

a better way to the future

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 8 hours ago

Are There Democrats Who Want To Help Trump And Ryan Rob From The Needy And Give To The Greedy? You Bet There Are!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Yesterday, after reading the Trump Regime's blueprint for for what they're calling "tax reform," Caifornia Congressman Ro Khanna issued a statement to his constituents explaining that "Trump’s plan takes money out of the pockets of working families to pay for a tax cut for the wealthiest individuals and corporations. Any tax reform plan must focus on closing loopholes that allow companies to avoid paying taxes. This one does the opposite. The United States could collect billions of dollars in new revenue and discourage companies from going offshore. Tax reform proposals must also... more »

North Korean Weapons That Were Displayed During Massive Parade Were Fake

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Images from an April 15 military parade in Pyongyang show what appear to be North Korean 'commandos' carrying AK-47 assault rifles with attached grenade-launchers. But they are really 'helical' magazines designed to store bullets in a spiral shape *Daily Mail*: *Dummy diplomacy: North Korean weapons displayed during parade are FAKE and their sunglasses aren't even combat ready, US military expert says* * On April 15, North Korea held massive military parade in Pyongyang in a bid to show off its supposed strength * The parade featured 'special operations commandos' bearing RPGs and ... more »

Are The 'Elites' In North Korea Increasingly Seeing Kim Jong-Un As A Weak Leader?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un (C) presides the 7th Workers Party Congress at the April 25 Palace in Pyongyang, on May 9, 2016 (AFP Photo/Antoine Demaison) *CNBC:* *North Korean elites increasingly think Kim Jong Un is a weak leader, new study says* * Conditions are ripe to prepare for Korean peninsula unification, a Rand study said. * If Kim Jong Un were to die suddenly, North Korea's elite would probably not choose a successor from Kim's family, said Bruce Bennett, senior defense analyst at Rand, citing defected senior officials. * "North Korea's elites have heavily gone into be... more »

Antisemitism on campus

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Antisemitism on campus is rife. It turns out that student unions are charities so the Charity Commission is looking into the matter. A report about this only went out on the Victoria Derbyshire programme this morning and BBCWatch has covered it already. (!) I came in halfway through Jon Ironmonger’s report. I missed the intro as well as the footage from the incident at King’s College London earlier this year. But I’ve caught up with it since. As BBC Watch points out, Jon Ironmonger’s narration includes: “The Jewish state of Israel is deeply controversial; accused of wide-ranging ... more »

CCTV shows 'teenager leave rucksack packed with explosives on busy Tube train' per Metro News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
Damon Smith? No Islamist connection? Actually no. 'The court heard Smith had a keen interest in Islam, guns, explosives and gambling, and collected pictures of extremists, including the alleged mastermind of the 2015 Paris terror attacks.' Read more http://metro.co.uk/2017/04/26/cctv-shows-teenager-leave-rucksack-packed-with-explosives-on-busy-tube-train-6600064 I can't find this story on the BBC but if they do deign to report it will they hide the Islam connection?

Russian President Putin Comments On North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Bloomberg:* *Putin Warns North Korea Situation Has ‘Seriously Deteriorated’* * Russian leader urges restraint after talks with Japan’s Abe * Russia, Japan may consider new sanctions, Kremlin aide says Russian President Vladimir Putin warned that the crisis over North Korea’s nuclear program is deepening after the issue dominated talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Moscow. He and Abe believe the situation on the Korean peninsula has “seriously deteriorated,” Putin said Thursday after the Kremlin meeting. “We call on all states involved in the region’s affairs to refra... more »

Why We Have a 2nd Amendment: Venezuela Arms Loyalists to Eradicate Unarmed Resistance

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 9 hours ago
[image: venezuela]After disarming all the civilians to make them defenseless, the government of Venezuela is now arming only its loyal citizens to quash dissent.

“We Never Imagined”: Cop Charged With Raping Mentally Challenged Woman

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 9 hours ago
[image: raping]A veteran Michigan City Indiana cop was arrested, charged and locked in jail for allegedly raping a mentally challenged woman.

Government admits failing to record actions after benefit suicide inquiries

John Pring at Disability News Service - 9 hours ago
The government failed for more than three years to keep a record of what actions it took – if any – after carrying out secret reviews into the suicides of benefit claimants, Disability News Service (DNS) can reveal. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has admitted to the information commissioner that from February 2012 [...]

Concern as minister appoints Tory peer as equality watchdog’s disability lead

John Pring at Disability News Service - 9 hours ago
The government’s decision to appoint a second consecutive Tory peer to lead on the equality watchdog’s work on disabled people’s rights could put its status as a leading international human rights institution in jeopardy, according to a former commissioner. In a long-delayed appointment, Lord [Kevin] Shinkwin has replaced his fellow Conservative peer Lord [Chris] Holmes [...]

Online campaign ‘could enable disabled people to affect election outcome’

John Pring at Disability News Service - 9 hours ago
Activists hope a new non-partisan online campaign – based on a successful US user-led movement – could finally enable disabled people to become a political force in the UK, and play a significant role in deciding June’s general election. The hope is that the #CripTheVoteUK campaign will allow the millions of disabled people in the [...]

Minister announces new PIP flexibility on Motability… but no sign of scheme extension

John Pring at Disability News Service - 9 hours ago
Disabled people hit by the government’s benefit reassessment programme will be able to keep their Motability vehicles for up to six months while they appeal against losing their eligibility, thanks to a new series of measures. The changes will help former claimants of disability living allowance (DLA) who lose their eligibility for the higher rate [...]

Disabled people face ‘unacceptable barriers’, and government must do more, say MPs

John Pring at Disability News Service - 9 hours ago
The barriers disabled people face in navigating the built environment are an “unacceptable” attack on their quality of life and right to equality, according to a committee of MPs. The report on disability and the built environment, by the Commons women and equalities committee, calls on the government to take a more visible lead in [...]

EHRC threatens Premier League clubs with formal investigations over access failings

John Pring at Disability News Service - 9 hours ago
Only three out of 20 Premier League football clubs have met minimum requirements on providing accessible spaces and seating for disabled fans, according to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). A new EHRC review says Premier League clubs have made “only limited progress on stadia accessibility”, have broken Premier League rules, and have failed [...]

Setback for taxi wheelchair access, after councils snub new laws

John Pring at Disability News Service - 9 hours ago
Local authorities are refusing to take simple measures that will provide new legal protection from discrimination for wheelchair-users who want to travel by taxi. On 6 April, the government finally brought into force legislation that imposes fines of up to £1,000 on drivers of taxis and private hire vehicles who refuse to accept wheelchair-users, try [...]

Nursing regulator finally clarifies stats on benefit assessment complaints

John Pring at Disability News Service - 9 hours ago
The nursing regulator has finally clarified how many disabled people have lodged complaints about nurses who have carried out disability benefit assessments for government contractors. The figure produced by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) is its third attempt to produce accurate statistics on how many complaints it has received about the conduct of nurses [...]

Bank finally admits it failed disabled customer, after three-year battle

John Pring at Disability News Service - 9 hours ago
A disabled activist has won a three-year battle with his bank over its refusal to allow him to communicate by email and provide him with a direct telephone contact number as reasonable adjustments. The Financial Ombudsman ruled that the Co-operative Bank had failed in its duties under the Equality Act, and awarded Adam Lotun £800 [...]

BREAKING: Personal message from Xi Jinping to Vladimir Putin: our friendship is unbreakable

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 9 hours ago
[image: china russia] Chinese President Xi Jinping sends personal message of friendship to Russian President Putin on China's behalf, scotching attempt by US to make trouble between them. The post BREAKING: Personal message from Xi Jinping to Vladimir Putin: our friendship is unbreakable appeared first on The Duran.


Russell Duffy at GlobaLove Think Tank - 9 hours ago

Wild Stag Visits Lonely Old Woman's House Every Day

White Wolf at White Wolf - 9 hours ago
Mette Kvam, 81, has lived alone in her mountainside home ever since her husband died. Life can get a little lonely. But four years ago, a hungry stag wandered into Mette’s yard in Aurland, Norway. Mette was instantly taken by the giant deer’s sweet and gentle demeanor. She quickly learned how much he loved to snack on bits of bread. She named him Flippen, and sure enough, he returned to stand underneath Mette’s window the following day. Since that first fateful encounter, he has visited twice a day every day. The adorable scene below was caught on camera by a woman named Britt, w... more »

“Dr. Seuss”, "Don't Give Up!"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"Don't give up! I believe in you all. A person's a person, no matter how small! And you very small persons will not have to die If you make yourselves heard! So come on, now, and TRY!" - Theodor Seuss Geisel, “Dr. Seuss”

The Poet: Robert Bly, "Things to Think"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Things to Think"* "Think in ways you've never thought before. If the phone rings, think of it as carrying a message Larger than anything you've ever heard, Vaster than a hundred lines of Yeats. Think that someone may bring a bear to your door, Maybe wounded and deranged; or think that a moose Has risen out of the lake, and he's carrying on his antlers A child of your own whom you've never seen. When someone knocks on the door, Think that he's about To give you something large: tell you you're forgiven, Or that it's not necessary to work all the time, Or that it's been decided that if ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Bologna, Emilia-Romagna, Italy. Thanks for stopping by!

"At The Threshold Of War: 'The Choice Is Not Up To Us Anymore… It Is Being Decided Upon At This Very Moment'”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"At The Threshold Of War: 'The Choice Is Not Up To Us Anymore…* * It Is Being Decided Upon At This Very Moment'”* by Jeremiah Johnson "As reported Monday, April 25 on almost all mainstream and alternate news sites, Britain’s Defense Minister Michael Fallon has openly declared that his country will carry out a preemptive nuclear strike even if not attacked, as such: “In the most extreme circumstances we have made it very clear that you can’t rule out the use of nuclear weapons as a first strike.” - Michael Fallon, BBC Today, 4-25-17 This is very serious and no longer simply rhetoric... more »

"Who Are You? How Do You Know?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"Go without a coat when it's cold; find out what cold is. Go hungry; keep your existence lean. Wear away the fat, get down to the lean tissue and see what it's all about. The only time you define your character is when you go without. In times of hardship, you find out what you're made of and what you're capable of. If you're never tested, you'll never define your character." - Henry Rollins

Free Download: Mark Twain, "Letters From the Earth"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Letters From the Earth"* by Mark Twain "This is a strange place, an extraordinary place, and interesting. There is nothing resembling it at home. The people are all insane, the other animals are all insane, the earth is insane, Nature itself is insane. Man is a marvelous curiosity. When he is at his very very best he is a sort of low grade nickel-plated angel; at is worst he is unspeakable, unimaginable; and first and last and all the time he is a sarcasm. Yet he blandly and in all sincerity calls himself the "noblest work of God." This is the truth I am telling you. And this is ... more »

"How to Know Whether You are a Real Person or a Simulation"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"How to Know Whether You are a Real Person or a Simulation"* by Scott Adams "Regular readers of this blog know about philosopher Nick Bostrom’s idea that it is far more likely we are simulations created by an advanced species than we are likely to be the original species itself. The reasoning here is that every sufficiently-advanced species will create multiple simulations in which the simulated creatures believe they are real. So the odds are high that we are one of the many simulations, not the original species that created them. But how could you tell? I have a hypothesis. Ther... more »

"Anyone Who Isn't Confused..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"Anyone who isn't confused really doesn't understand the situation." - Edward R. Murrow

Trump goes on Twitter tirade against Democrats for not letting him do whatever the hell he wants.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 9 hours ago
The Democrats want to shut government if we don't bail out Puerto Rico and give billions to their insurance companies for OCare failure. NO! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 27, 2017 I want to help our miners while the Democrats are blocking their healthcare. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 27, 2017 I promise to rebuild our military and secure our border. Democrats want to shut down the government. Politics! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 27, 2017 What's more important? Rebuilding our military - or bailing out insurance companies? Ask the Democrat... more »

Spirit Resistance Radio in DC: Trump Hotel Round Dance Today

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Govinda has arrived in DC for the Climate March in the new mobile radio van! Put on your dancing shoes, there's a Round Dance at the Trump Hotel today, Thursday, April 27, as part of the Climate March. Spirit Resistance Radio -- Live from our hearts to your hearts, and the world.

Rapid Retreat Of Glaciers In Early 20thC

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? HH Lamb – Climate, History and the Modern World – p 262 ? Further to yesterday’s post about glaciers, it is worth noting what HH Lamb had to say on the matter. The above panels show how far some of Switzerland’s…

Concentrated solar power in the USA: a performance review

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Concentrated solar power in the USA: a performance review Posted on April 24, 2017 by Roger Andrews A review of concentrated solar power (CSP) plants operating in the US reveals that they are costly, heavily-subsidized, generally performing below expectations and no more efficient than utility-scale PV plants. The need to jump-start them in the morning […]

Robust relationship between solar wind speed and North Atlantic Oscillation discovered

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Interdisciplinary studies reveal relationship between solar activity and climate change Solar impacts on earth’s climate are most sensitive in polar and tropical Pacific regions and the monsoon activity plays a crucial role in the propagation of solar signal between different latitudes. CREDIT Ziniu Xiao INSTITUTE OF ATMOSPHERIC PHYSICS,…

On Earth Day, shots fired at building housing leading climate skeptic scientists

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Via email from Dr. Roy Spencer: ? Shots fired at Christy/Spencer building FYI, apparently sometime after a March for Science went past our building at UAH, 7 shots were fired and hit the floor John Christy is on. (I’m in a different part of the same building). No…

What The IPCC Said About Glaciers In 1990

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? ? When we talk about glaciers retreating, it is worth recalling what the first IPCC Report in 1990 had to say about the matter: ? http://www.ipcc.ch/ipccreports/far/wg_I/ipcc_far_wg_I_full_report.pdf ? In other words, glaciers began receding in the second half of the 19thC, and…

Former Obama Official: Bureaucrats Manipulate Climate Stats To Influence Policy

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: by Chris White A former member of the Obama administration claims Washington D.C. often uses “misleading” news releases about climate data to influence public opinion. Former Energy Department Undersecretary Steven Koonin told The Wall Street Journal Monday that bureaucrats within former President Barack Obama’s administration spun scientific data…

In an attempt to discredit Judith Curry, Gavin at RealClimate shows how bad climate models really are

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: From the “whoopsie, that’s not what I meant” department Guest essay by Thomas Wiita A recent poster here wrote that they had stopped looking at the Real Climate web site, and good for them. It has become a sad, inwardly focused group. It’s hard to see anyone in…

Little Ice Age displaced the tropical rain belt

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on Tallbloke's Talkshop: The ITCZ is the central band of bright white clouds in this composite image [credit: NASA] This seems to add weight to the idea that the moving position of the ITCZ can be a useful indicator of natural climate change, in conjunction with other data sources. The tropical rain…

Climate Evangelists Are Taking Over Your Local Weather Forecast

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: The battle by alarmists for hearts and minds is extending to many fronts, including recruiting family doctors, and in the case of this post, media weather reporters. Surveys have shown the meteorologists are not more convinced of global warming/climate change than is the American public (a slight majority). But efforts…


Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Future Atmospheric CO2 Scenarios by Euan Mearns Energy and climate watchers will be aware that growth in global fossil fuel (FF) combustion has paused. Real enthusiasts will also be aware that growth in cement production has paused too. Why then has atmospheric CO2 continued to rise? The starting point is to appreciate that FF+cement emissions are […]

The Conservative government just signed the UK’s death warrant. Quite literally. [IMAGE]

Carlyn Harvey at The Canary - 10 hours ago
It’s already clear that part of the Conservative government’s general election strategy is to peg itself as ‘militarily tough’. And to prove that, Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has made an astonishing claim. One that essentially signs the UK’s death warrant. The UK will, he asserts, not hesitate to fire nuclear weapons in a first strike. That […] The post The Conservative government just signed the UK’s death warrant. Quite literally. [IMAGE] appeared first on The Canary.

How one person challenged the Tories and actually won

Sam Woolfe at The Canary - 10 hours ago
Disability campaigner David Gale launched a petition urging the government to change its Personal Independence Payment (PIP) appeal process. And it worked: 'Great that Government listened'. Read Dave's response on his successful petition which forced @DWP action on #PIP https://t.co/aF7mOvT9Ct pic.twitter.com/1pZtb5hrcu — MuscularDystrophyUK (@MDUK_News) April 20, 2017 Challenging a harsh benefits system Gale, from Lochmaben in […] The post How one person challenged the Tories and actually won appeared first on The Canary.

The best indicator for who will win an election shows the pollsters could be in for a big surprise

James Wright at The Canary - 10 hours ago
One of the best indicators for who will win an election shows the pollsters could be in for a big surprise. The most closely watched barometer of consumer confidence fell further (to -5) this April. ‘One of the best predictors’ Chief Economist at The Retail Economist Michael Niemira says that data shows consumer confidence is “one of […] The post The best indicator for who will win an election shows the pollsters could be in for a big surprise appeared first on The Canary.

Angela Merkel warns UK voters that Theresa May’s Brexit plan is pure fantasy [VIDEO]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 10 hours ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has delivered a Brexit address to the Bundestag (Germany’s parliament) in which she denounced Theresa May’s Brexit plan as pure fantasy. The comments come at a bad time for the UK Prime Minister, whose election campaign has had a faltering start. Merkel’s comments Speaking on Thursday 27 April, Merkel said: Some […] The post Angela Merkel warns UK voters that Theresa May’s Brexit plan is pure fantasy [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

Is This China's Next Threat to U.S. National Security?

Maggie Ybarra at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Maggie Ybarra* *Security, Asia* [image: The United Kingdom Infrared Telescope at the Mauna Kea Observatory at sunset. Wikimedia Commons/Creative Commons/Mailseth] Gaining access to the United Kingdom Infrared Telescope could be Beijing’s back door to U.S. security secrets. China is close to making a funding deal that could allow it to glean national-security secrets in the Pacific region via one of the Northern Hemisphere’s premier infrared telescopes, according to government documents. The East Asian Observatory, which is funded by the Chinese Academy of Sciences in conjunctio... more »

Afghan Forces Hang Detainees On Doors And Windows For Long Periods, Torture Them Into Confessions

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 10 hours ago
A report from the United Nations indicates there is no accountability for torture by Afghan forces and the number of incidents of torture remains steady. The post Afghan Forces Hang Detainees On Doors And Windows For Long Periods, Torture Them Into Confessions appeared first on Shadowproof.

A U.S. Guide: 7 Steps to Kill a Revolution

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 10 hours ago
Dandelion Salad teleSUR English on Apr 25, 2017 The same plan used in the 1970s to overthrow Salvador Allende in Chile, is being used by the U.S. today in Venezuela against the Bolivarian Revolution. These are the steps to kill a revolution. from the archives: John Pilger: War by Other Means (1992) Peter Kornbluh: USAID is […]

Commander of U.S. Pacific Command: North Korean Crisis 'Worst I’ve Seen'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*FOX News:* *North Korean crisis 'worst I’ve seen,' top Navy officer warns* The senior U.S. Navy officer overseeing military operations in the Pacific region told lawmakers Thursday that the North Korean crisis is the worst he’s seen -- testifying that it's only a matter of time before Kim Jong Un has the capability of launching a nuclear warhead toward the United States. “The crisis on the Korean peninsula is real—the worst I’ve seen,” said Commander of U.S. Pacific Command Adm. Harry B. Harris Jr. “There is some doubt within the intelligence community whether Kim Jong Un has that... more »

The Place of Christianity in History: A View from Without

Fred Reed at 10 hours ago
In today’s irreligious and indeed antireligious climate the fashion is to dismiss Christianity as crude superstition, and to babble wisely about the separation of church and state. This is unfortunate, and stupid, since Christianity was the heart and soul of … Continue reading →

NASS Report: Russians Did Not Cyberattack 2016 Elections

Kurt Hyde at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: nass-report-russians-did-not-cyberattack-2016-elections] Hillary Clinton’s allegations that Russian hackers attempted to help President Trump’s campaign were dealt another in a series of setbacks based on facts when NASS (National Association of Secretaries of State) issued a report on the matter last month.

New North Korean Propaganda Video Puts The White House In Their Crosshairs

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Daily Mail*:* North Korea obliterates US Capitol and puts the White House in crosshairs in terrifying World War 3 video mock-up* * North Korean propaganda video shows a mock-up of rockets hitting US Capitol * It also shows the White House and aircraft carriers in Pyongyang's cross-hairs * Footage also taken from Kim Jong-un's recent military parades in Pyongyang North Korea has released a terrifying new World War Three video showing a simulation of rocket attacks on the US Capitol and an American aircraft carrier. The propaganda film shows the White House in Pyongyang's cross-hai... more »

Raising the Age of Juvenile Court Jurisdiction in Texas

Content Multimedia - 10 hours ago
By Derek M. Cohen, Haley Holik

Poverty in Texas: Financial Impact from ESAs

Content Multimedia - 10 hours ago
By Michael Q. McShane

South Koreans Reject U.S. THAAD Deployment

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
Video from Seongju, South Korea showing US Army trucks driving through the protesting villagers (with 8,000 South Korean police deployed to keep the streets open) delivering the radars and interceptors for the THAAD 'missile defense' system to the new base. Especially watch the last bit of the video so you can get a glimpse of the suffering the US is causing with this deployment. One South Korean media source writes: It happened like a sneak attack in the dead of night. All set procedures were utterly disregarded. With US Forces Korea and the Ministry of National Defense proceed... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 10 hours ago
Trump fans continue to give the president high ratings, and Greg Sargent thinks this is the result of a successful Trump con job: *Trump’s lies are working brilliantly. This new poll proves it.* ... [Trump] has insisted that the press is misrepresenting his record, while also vastly inflating it himself — thus preparing his voters to dismiss everything they are being told about his historic lack of accomplishments. A new Post-ABC News poll suggests that this may be working for Trump. It finds that enormous majorities of his voters believe the news media regularly publishes false st... more »

the future of mankind

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 10 hours ago
The Future Of Mankind

Sacred Stone's LaDonna Allard addresses UN Permanent Forum in New York

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
. LaDonna Allard whose home became the original camp, Sacred Stone Camp at Standing Rock, speaks to the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York.

Russian Federation Follows Nazi-Soviet Pattern: Persecutes Jehovah’s Witnesses in Apparent Violation of Russian Constitution; Jehovah’s Witnesses were first Christian Denomination Banned by Nazis

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 11 hours ago
Matthew 22: “Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are Caesar’s; and unto God the things that are God’s.” For … Continue reading →

Syria Blames Israel For Last Nights Air Strikes Near Damascus Airport

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*: *'Israeli strikes' hit arms depot in Damascus* Arms depot near Damascus International airport goes up in flames after series of overnight strikes blamed on Israel. Israeli strikes have hit an arms depot operated by the Lebanese Hezbollah group near Damascus airport, Syrian opposition sources told Al Jazeera. Witnesses said a total of five strikes occurred near the Damascus airport road, about 25km from the capital, early on Thursday. Syrian state TV quoted a military source saying rockets fired from Israeli territory targeted a military area in the southwestern par... more »

U.S. Hands Off Syria, Venezuela!

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 11 hours ago
Dandelion Salad by Editor, Workers World May 29, 2013 Recent U.S. threats against Iran, Syria and, yes, Venezuela show that this time of capitalist economic crisis brings with it the danger of new imperialist wars and interventions. In late May — in news that got more publicity in the Israeli media than in the U.S. […]

Tomasky says Comey didn't fear Dems!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*THURSDAY, APRIL 27, 2017The long list hardy stops there:* Last Sunday, the New York Times did a long, front-page piece about James B. Comey's serial intrusions on last year's election. The first such intrusion occurred on July 5, 2016; it included inaccurate and highly misleading statements about Clinton's behavior by the man who is most often referred to as "Comey the God." Two more intrusions occurred late in the campaign. Why did Comey feel free to stage these intrusions? In this recent piece, the Daily Beast's Michael Tomasky offers a key takeaway from the Times report. Ac... more »

Live from UN New York: Global Indigenous Rights Ignited by Standing Rock Water Protectors

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
. Live from the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Peoples New York now Lakotas Regina Brave and LaDonna Allard on Indigenous panel now, during UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York. "With Standing Rock, we see that we are no longer asleep, we are awake." Indigenous from South America urge collaboration for protection of the water, as the Water of Life warriors awaken the

The Free and Independent Individual

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - This is what freedom and independence and power are all about. The post The Free and Independent Individual appeared first on Waking Times.

Long Walkers Receive Warm Welcome from Winnebago in Nebraska -- Photos by Bad Bear

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Photos by Western Shoshone Long Walker Carl Bad Bear Sampson Long Walk 5, walking for awareness of domestic violence and drug abuse. April 27, 2017 . . More photos and videos by Bad Bear at Winnebago http://bsnorrell.blogspot.com/2017/04/long-walk-5-with-winnebago-in-nebraska.html

Syrian Army initiates offensive to expel US-backed rebels from Sweida province

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:00 P.M.) – On Thursday, clashes erupted in the province of Sweida after the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) engaged with fighters of the US-vetted ‘Osoud Al-Sharqiya’, a branch of the Free Syrian Army (FSA). The two warring parties battled it out in desert area of the northeastern portion of Sweida province as Syrian […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Syrian military helicopters drop bombs all over Islamist stronghold in rural Hama

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:40 P.M.) – Syrian choppers are swarming northern Hama as we speak, leaving Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) and allied Islamist factions little respite amid their ongoing retreat towards southern Idlib. A brand new video shows the Syrian Arab Air Force’s (SyAAF) bombardment on the town of Kafr Zita alone, suggesting the total number […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Israel derriba aeronave siria en los Altos del Golán

Inna García at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
El sistema de defensa aérea israelí Patriot, según informes, ha derribado esta tarde una aeronave que sobrevolaba los Altos del Golán ocupados. “El Sistema de Defensa Aérea Patriot interceptó un objetivo por encima de los Altos del Golán”, ha afirmado el portavoz de las Fuerzas de Defensa de Israel (FDI). BREAKING: Patriot missile reportedly intercepts drone […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Israelis down aircraft above occupied Golan Heights

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 P.M.) – The Israeli Patriot Aerial Defense System reportedly downed an aircraft that was flying over the occupied Golan Heights on Thursday evening. “The Patriot Aerial Defense System intercepted a target above the Golan Heights,” the Spokesperson for the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) alleged tonight. Al-Masdar has contacted the Syrian Air Force […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Iraqi forces kill over 150 ISIL terrorists while liberating key town near Mosul

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:55 P.M.) – Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (Hashd Al-Sha’abi) liberated the strategic town of Al-Hadher on Thursday after launching this imperative offensive two days ago. According to the Joint Operations Committee, the Popular Mobilization Units killed over 150 Islamic State (ISIL) terrorists during their field operations to liberate Al-Hadher from the terrorist group. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Kurdish forces pause Raqqa offensive to clear mines in areas captured from ISIS

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:00 P.M.) – The past 48 hours have yielded virtually zero gains for the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) against ISIS, possibly due to aggression from the Turkish Air Force, a NATO ally for the United States. Meanwhile, Kurdish engineers are clearing Tabqa city of mines and booby traps, fully securing all buildings […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Jihadists suffer heavy casualties in disastrous northern Hama offensive

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and Jaysh Al-‘Izza launched counter-offensive in the northern countryside of Hama today, striking the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defenses around the village of Al-Massasnah. Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham led the offensive by utilizing several suicide bombers in an attempt to overwhelm the Syrian Arab […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Over 30 Saudi-led fighters killed by Houthi forces in northern Yemen

Naseh Shaker at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
SANA’A, YEMEN (7:15 P.M.) – Over 30 Saudi-backed Hadi loyalists were killed by the Houthi forces in the Mar’ib Governorate of northern Yemen on Thursday. The Houthi forces fired several Katyusha rockets and artillery shells at a Hadi loyalist gathering near the Koval Military Camp in Mar’ib, Saba News Agency claimed today. The source pointed […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russia condemns Israel’s attack on Syrian Army

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:05 P.M.) – The Kremlin’s Spokesperson, Dmitry Peskov, told reporters on Thursday that Israel should avoid increasing tensions in the region by violating Syria’s sovereignty and attacking the Syrian government fores. “We consider that all countries should avoid any actions that lead to higher tensions in such a troubled region and call for […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Saudi airstrikes hit Yemeni state TV station

Naseh Shaker at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
SANA’A, YEMEN (7:00 P.M.) – Saudi Coalition warplanes targeted the Yemeni state TV station in Sana’a last night, causing damage to this site after two raids. The Coalition conducted two different raids on this TV station and launched more attacks on the Al-Sawad Camp and Merha Mountains in Sana’a. Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIS sigue en declive en Siria: Mapa

Inna García at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
Hace dos años, el Estado Islámico (ISIS) estaba causando estragos en toda Siria, capturando grandes áreas de territorio de todas las partes del país en donde estaba involucrado en este conflicto que ha cumplido seis años. Sin embargo, en el primer semestre del año 2017, el grupo terrorista ISIS ha demostrado estar en un momento crítico de la guerra, mientras […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Gobierno sirio acusa a Francia de estar involucrado en ataque químico

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
El Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores de Siria ha condenado las declaraciones realizadas por el máximo diplomático francés, Jean-Marc Ayrault, sobre el supuesto uso de gas sarín en la provincia de Idlib por parte de las fuerzas gubernamentales. El ministerio dijo en un comunicado emitido hoy por la agencia de noticias SANA que “las acusaciones inventadas por […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Mapa | Ejército sirio libera cadena montañosa al norte de Palmira

Inna García at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
El Ejército Árabe Sirio (EAS o SAA pos sus siglas en inglés) ha continuado con su ofensiva a gran escala en el norte de Palmira dirigiéndose a la cadena montañosa cerca de los campos de gas Jazal. Dirigidos por su 5º Legión y 18ª División de Tanques, el Ejército sirio ha asaltado las montañas de […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian government accuses France of staging chemical weapons attack

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
The Syrian Foreign Ministry has condemned the remarks made by France’s top diplomat, Jean-Marc Ayrault, about the alleged use of sarin gas in the Idlib province by the government forces. The ministry said in a statement released by the SANA news agency on Thursday that “fabricated allegations launched by French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault” were […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Jihadistas lanzan contraofensiva con varios ataques suicidas en el norte de Hama

Inna García at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
Los yihadistas de la rama de al-Qaeda en Siria, Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, y Jaysh al-‘Izza han iniciado hoy contraofensiva en la zona septentrional de Hama, golpeando las defensas del Ejército Árabe Sirio (EAS o SAA, por sus siglas en inglés) en el pueblo de al-Massasnah. Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham ha liderado la ofensiva enviando varios terroristas suicidas en un […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army liberates mountain chain north of Palmyra: map

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:35 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their large-scale offensive in the northern countryside of Palmyra on Thursday, targeting the mountain chain near the Jazal Gas Fields. Led by their 5th Legion and 18th Tank Division, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the Al-Bayda’a Mountains at the northeastern axis of the Jazal […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Jihadists launch counter-offensive with several suicide attacks in northern Hama

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:55 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and Jaysh Al-‘Izza launched counter-offensive in the northern countryside of Hama today, striking the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defenses around the village of Al-Massasnah. Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham led the offensive by utilizing several suicide bombers in an attempt to overwhelm the Syrian Arab […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

العبادي يحذر تركيا من انتهاك سيادة العراق مجددا

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
أدانت الحكومة العراقية الضربة الجوية التركية على مناطق البيشمركة (الأكراد) وحذرت تركيا من تكرار هذا العمل لأنه يشكل انتهاكاً للقوانين الدولية وسيادة العراق. ونقل موقع “السومرية نيوز” عن العبادي قوله في مؤتمره الصحفي الأسبوعي إن “مجلس الوزراء أدان الضربة التركية التي استهدفت مناطق عراقية”، فيما أضاف أن “الحكومة العراقية تحذر تركيا من تكرار هذه الاستهدافات”. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

IŞİD’in savunma hattını aşan Suriye ordusu, Palmira’dan Hama’ya ilerliyor

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
Geçtiğimiz ay Palmira kentini IŞİD’in elinden alan 5. Fırtına Kolordusu öncülüğündeki Suriye ordusu birlikleri, bölgede hızlı ilerleyişini sürdürüyor. Önceki gün erken saatlerde Palmira’nın kuzeybatısından büyük bir taarruz başlatan birlikler; yaklaşık 24 saat içerisinde Abyad dağlarını, Şair gaz tesislerini, Şair dağını,Savanna tepesini ve eski bir askeri tugay bölgesinde kontrolü sağladı. Bu taarruzun ardından Hama-Halep ikmal […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Хайдер аль-Абади предостерег Турцию о нарушении суверенитета Ирака

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
Правительство Багдада осудило воздушные удары Турции по курдским регионам в северном Ираке и назвало этот поступок «нарушением международного права и суверенитета Ирака». Как сообщает Alsumaria News, премьер-министр Ирака Хайдер аль-Абади заявил во вторник вечером на пресс-конференции в Багдаде, касательно воздушных ударов Турции в северном Ираке: «Иракское правительство предупреждает Турцию о недопустимости повторения подобных мер». «Воздушные […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

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