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Sunday, May 14, 2017

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Chu Ke-liang has passed

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 minutes ago
Famed comedian Chu Ke-liang dead at 70, of cancer. My friend Drew nailed it in a Facebook comment: On one end he was the affirmation of the KMT colonialist stereotype of Taiwanese as vulgar, low class, silly, impish and absurd. He was the validation of Waisheng class supremacy, not unlike the way African Americans have been depicted as caricatures to reinforce White supremacy in classic American film--the minstrel. Zhu Ge-liang was the caricature of Taiwaneseness to satisfy the desires of a Waisheng elite. On the other end, Zhu was loved by Taiwanese audiences for creating Taiwa... more »

North Korea Is Claiming That The Missile It Tested On Sunday Can Carry A Nuclear Warhead To The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 minutes ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un inspects the defence detachment on Jangjae Islet and the Hero Defence Detachment on Mu Islet located in the southernmost part of the waters off the southwest front, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency/REUTERS *CNN:* *North Korea says missile could carry nuclear warhead* (CNN)North Korea said Sunday's test-fire of a ground-to-ground ballistic missile proved the missile is capable of carrying a large nuclear warhead, state news agency KCNA said in a report Monday. The country's leader, Kim Jong Un, supervised the ... more »

Is JPMorgan Preparing to REVALUE SILVER? | Jim Willie

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 43 minutes ago
Published on May 14, 2017 Jim Willie says the petrodollar is history… In this interview, Jim Willie answers the following viewers’ questions about the COMEX, JPMorgan, Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy, and the petrodollar! – – psionin, “Jim Willie mentioned a few times that buying a large amount of gold necessitates the paying of high premiums over […]

German Officer Probed for Planning Terrorist Attack, Bomb Manual Found

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 43 minutes ago
Probably working for western Illuminist intelligence agencies preparing for false flag attacks. – Published on May 14, 2017 Investigators probing the case of a German officer who is suspected of plotting a hate crime have discovered a handbook on making IEDs. end

President Trump Did Not Obstruct Justice

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 43 minutes ago
President Trump Did Not Obstruct Justice by Alan M. Dershowitz, https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/ A dangerous argument is now being put forward by some Democratic ideologues: namely that President Trump should be indicted for the crime of obstructing justice because he fired FBI Director James Comey. Whatever one may think of the President’s decision to fire Comey as a matter […]

Israeli Troops Filmed Watching Idly as Settlers Throw Stones at Palestinians (VIDEO)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 43 minutes ago
Modern Ashkenazi Khazars (90+% of modern Jewry) are NOT the Jews of the Bible! Ashkenaz is not from the tribe of Shem ie. not semitic! They cannot be the descendents of Jacob/Israel who are from Shem! – Genesis 10:1-3 (New King James Version) Nations Descended from Noah 1 Now this is the genealogy of the […]

The Real Reasons Why Unannounced Kissinger Visited Trump: Pedogate and Venezuela Intervention

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 43 minutes ago
The Real Reasons Why Unannounced Kissinger Visited Trump: Pedogate and Venezuela Intervention by Dave Hodges, http://www.thecommonsenseshow.com/ This meeting had nothing to do with Kissinger helping Trump to avoid impeachment as being reported in the mainstream media. This MSM lie is totally devoid of logic. Does it even make sense that Kissinger, unannounced, would visit the White […]

BBC Has “Evidence” of Syrian Chemical Weapons But There’s One Major Problem

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 43 minutes ago
BBC Has “Evidence” of Syrian Chemical Weapons But There’s One Major Problem by Darius Shahtahmasebi, http://theantimedia.org/ (ANTIMEDIA) The BBC reportedly has exclusive proof that the Syrian government is continuing to produce chemical weapons in violation of a deal reached in 2013. Pursuant to that deal, the Syrian government was supposed to remove its entire stockpile, which the U.N. […]

Evidence for Bible’s Tower of Babel Discovered On Stone Tablet

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 43 minutes ago
Published on May 13, 2017 The Smithsonian Channel shows in the first episode of its documentary series “Secrets” the emergence of new “very compelling” evidence that the Tower of Babel, as mentioned in the book of Genesis in the Old Testament, actually existed. Read more at: – http://www.christianpost.com/news/evi… end

Complete Hypocrites: Democrats Hated Comey

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 43 minutes ago
Published on May 12, 2017 Apparently the entire mainstream media and liberal establishment has completely forgotten how just weeks ago, James Comey was their sworn enemy and was the sole reason Hillary Clinton lost the election. end

Our Dead Democracy Heading into WW 3 | Mike Rivero

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 43 minutes ago
Published on May 13, 2017 What Really Happened radio show host Mike Rivero says, after Trump’s recent interventionist moves, Americans can now see elections are meaningless. American democracy is dead. The people with the money control American politics, and this elite class is leading us into another worldwide conflict. end

Russian Hack Story Collapsing: Tech Company Hired by DNC, Forced to Retract Statements after Wrongfully Blaming Russians for Hacking

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 43 minutes ago
Russian Hack Story Collapsing: Tech Company Hired by DNC, Forced to Retract Statements after Wrongfully Blaming Russians for Hacking by Onan Coca, March 29, 2017, http://constitution.com/ Can you remember back to the presidential campaign? I know it seems like a long time ago, but please try. Do you remember how, after the DNC emails began leaking, Democrats […]

FBI Probe into Russian Hacker Prompted Offer of Cash, Citizenship for Confession, If He Admitted to Interfering in the 2016 Presidential Election on Behalf of Putin — Russian Hacker Claims

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 43 minutes ago
FBI Probe into Russian Hacker Prompted Offer of Cash, Citizenship for Confession, If He Admitted to Interfering in the 2016 Presidential Election on Behalf of Putin — Russian Hacker Claims by TOM O’CONNOR, http://www.newsweek.com/ A Russian citizen accused of being a hacker by both Russia and the U.S. has claimed U.S. officials offered to cut him a […]

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 53 minutes ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *WNU Editor:* 200,000 victims so far and climbing.

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper Sees A Pattern Of Putin Critics And Their Untimely Deaths

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*The Hill:* *Clapper notes 'curious pattern' of Russian deaths* Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said there is a “curious pattern” of deaths of opponents of Russian President Vladimir Putin who have questioned or challenged his role. “Well, this obviously has been a curious pattern,” Clapper told host Jake Tapper Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” Clapper said intelligence officials have not been able to gather enough evidence to prove the claim by many critics that Putin has opponents killed. “We have had difficulty, though, in actually generating an e... more »

Barents Sea Grows Ice in May

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 1 hour ago
Something surprising is happening with Arctic ice. It is May and ice should be melting, but instead it is growing and in the unlikely place of Barents Sea. The images above show the ice positions since April, and you can see on the left how ice refused to leave Newfoundland, and on the right […]

Is Impeachment Realistic?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
NBC News and the *Wall Street Journal* released a new poll this morning. If Trump really was angry at his team *before*, he must be ready to have them all lined up against a wall and shot now. With Trump's overall approval rating dipping further-- to 39%-- public backing for his firing of James Comey is at just 29%. And 52% of the country holds a negative view of Trump, while just 38% of the country-- his base-- has a positive view of how he's doing his job. Perhaps scariest of all for Señor Trumpanzee is that an overwhelming 78% of the country supports an independent commission o... more »

Personalized Learning Poised to Take Center Stage

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 1 hour ago
from Wrench in the Gears May 14, 2017 As new state education plans are unveiled, the ed-tech sector is positioning itself to take full advantage of the ESSA’s ample provisions for innovation / entrepreneurial experimentation on public school children. Language in Title lV-21st Century Schools Part F, Subpart 1 of the Every Student Succeeds Act allocates $200 million+ annually in fiscal years 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 to “create, develop, implement, replicate, or take to scale *entrepreneurial*, evidence-based, field-initiated innovations to improve student achievement and attainme... more »

Seizure of Kansas Student Newspapers Shone Light on Dispute

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 hour ago
WICHITA, Kan. — A federal mediator is expected to hear arguments next month over a grievance stemming from a fray between administrators at Hutchinson Community College and student journalists and their suspended professor. The dispute resulted in administrators cancelling media classes near the semester’s end and briefly seizing an edition of The Hutchinson Collegian. The […]

Missouri S&T’s First Female Chancellor Wraps Up Duties

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 hour ago
ROLLA, Mo. — The first woman to lead the Missouri University of Science and Technology has worked to improve diversity at the Rolla school, although the student body remains male dominated as she prepares to leave. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that S&T Chancellor Cheryl Schrader is wrapping up her duties this month at the […]

Tennessee Legislature Passes Free Tuition Program

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 hour ago
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Tennessee’s new plan to allow older adults without a college degree or certificate to attend community college free of charge will serve as a model as more states consider similar policies, experts and school administrators said Friday. The state General Assembly passed the bill pushed by Gov. Bill Haslam, who is expected […]

University of New Hampshire Hit by Racism Claims

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 hour ago
DURHAM, N.H. — Some University of New Hampshire students say the school has failed to address currents of racism on campus and are demanding that it double the number of students and faculty of color, offer diversity training for all staff and amend the student conduct code to expel students who post “racially insensitive” content. […]

37 employees, 5 Programs Get Axed at University of Wyoming

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 hour ago
LARAMIE, Wyo. — The University of Wyoming will lay off 37 employees next week as the state’s only public, four-year university cuts costs to account for reduced state aid. The jobs to be cut are all non-faculty staff positions. They come after the university has already cut 332 jobs almost entirely by eliminating vacant positions […]

Trustees Could Decide This Week on Jackson State President

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 hour ago
JACKSON, Miss. — Mississippi College Board trustees are still considering a new president for Jackson State University. Higher Education Commissioner Glenn Boyce said Friday that trustees could take action in a closed session after their monthly meeting Thursday. Boyce says all three unnamed finalists discussed in a closed meeting Monday are still in the running. […]

Groups, Students at Odds Over University Free Speech Bill

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 hour ago
MADISON, Wis. — A Republican plan to punish students who disrupt free speech on college campuses ran into opposition Thursday at its first public airing in the Legislature, with critics saying it impedes the very thing it seeks to protect. The Assembly’s higher education committee held a hearing on the proposal backed by Rep. Jesse […]

Two HBCU Presidents, Two Different Decisions

Jamal Watson at Diverse - 1 hour ago
The leadership of two historically Black colleges and universities in Florida was on full display this past week, providing us with a glimpse of how important it is that college leaders listen carefully to their primary stakeholders: the students.

Guillermo: Trump Uses Liberty Commencement to Justify Trump

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 hour ago
After one of the worst weeks of his truth-challenged presidency, Donald Trump was fortunate to have a “just what the doctor ordered” platform: a commencement speech, and at Liberty University, at that.

Diverse Docket: Path Cleared for Bias Suit

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 hour ago
A federal judge ruled that an alum who earned a master’s degree at the Tampa campus of a Puerto Rico-based university can pursue her discrimination suit accusing the school of targeting low-income Latinos for its “sham” programs.

Inoculation theory: Using misinformation to fight misinformation

John Cook, Research Assistant Professor, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 2 hours ago
A shot of fake news now and your defenses are raised in the future? funnyangel/Shutterstock.com. As a psychologist researching misinformation, I focus on reducing its influence. Essentially, my goal is to put myself out of a job. Recent developments indicate that I haven’t been doing a very good job of it. Misinformation, fake news and “alternative facts” are more prominent than ever. The Oxford Dictionary named “post-truth” as the 2016 word of the year. Science and scientific evidence have been under assault. Fortunately, science does have a means to protect itself, and it comes fr... more »

Mining the moon for rocket fuel to get us to Mars

Therese Jones, Ph.D. Candidate in Public Policy, Pardee RAND Graduate School at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 2 hours ago
Between the Earth and the moon: An artist's rendering of a refueling depot for deep-space exploration. Sung Wha Kang (RISD), CC BY-ND Forty-five years have passed since humans last set foot on an extraterrestrial body. Now, the moon is back at the center of efforts not only to explore space, but to create a permanent, independent space-faring society. Planning expeditions to Earth’s nearest celestial neighbor is no longer just a NASA effort, though the U.S. space agency has plans for a moon-orbiting space station that would serve as a staging ground for Mars missions in the early 2... more »

Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper: President Trump Is 'Assaulting Our Democratic Institutions'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*CNN*: *Clapper: US institutions 'under assault' from Trump* Washington (CNN)Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Sunday that he thinks US institutions are under assault from President Donald Trump. "I think in many ways our institutions are under assault both externally -- and that's the big news here is the Russian interference in our election system -- and I think as well our institutions are under assault internally," Clapper told anchor Jake Tapper on CNN's "State of the Union." Pressed if he meant US institutions were under assault internally from the ... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Inner Light”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
2002, “Inner Light” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swkTCTmajRI

Eilmeldung: U.S. und britische Streitkräfte dringen mit Rebellen in Süden von Syrien ein

Henri Feyerabend at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (02:50) – U.S. und britische Streitkräft sind am Sonntag Nachmittag in Syriens Süden eingedrungen. Sie haben den Grenzübergang in Tanf durchquert, berichtete die SMART Nachrichtenagentur heute Nacht. Laut dem von der SMART Nachrichtenagentur veröffentlichten Bericht, sind etwa 150 britische und U.S. Militäreinheiten zusammen mit Kämpfern der Jaysh Mughawyr Al-Thurah der Freien Syrischen Armee […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Último minuto: Fuerzas norteamericanas y británicas entran al sur de Siria junto a grupos rebeldes

Renato Velez at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LÍBANO (2:50 AM) – Fuerzas estadounidenses y británicas entraron en el sur de Siria el domingo por la tarde al atravesar el paso fronterizo de Al-Tanf en la gobernación de Homs, informó esta noche SMART News Agency. De acuerdo al informe publicado por SMART News Agency, cerca de 150 militares estadounidenses y británicos entraron […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: US, British forces enter southern Syria with rebels

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:50 A.M.) – U.S. and British forces entered southern Syria on Sunday afternoon while traveling through the Tanf Border-Crossing in the Homs Governorate, the SMART News Agency reported tonight. Based on the report released by the SMART News Agency, approximately 150 U.S. and British military personnel entered Syria, alongside the Free Syrian Army’s […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

The Russian Stealth Submarine No Nation Wants to Fight (Especially America)

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * And it has the nickname "black hole". *The Kilo class of submarines were very successful in both a technical and export sense. A submarine meant nearly as an afterthought for Soviet allies became a legend in the eyes of NATO. Fifty-three submarines were built over a period of thirty-three years, often providing Russian shipyards with critical work that kept them open during the lean post Cold War years. In addition to Russian operations against Islamic State, as tensions in the South China Sea increase the possibility of a naval skirmish, we could see... more »

North Korea's Missile Test: What You Need to Know

Ryan Pickrell at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Ryan Pickrell* *Security, Asia* North Korean Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un personally oversaw the test. North Korea successfully tested a new type of ballistic missile Sunday. The U.S. military assessed that the missile was a KN-17, a single-stage Scud variant, defense officials told Fox News. While some analysts suspect that this weapon may have anti-ship capabilities, others assess that it could also be used for strikes on logistics and command centers. The North appears to have tested the KN-17 three times in April, but all of the tests were unsuccessful. Pyongyang claims it t... more »

Russia's New Arctic Ice Breaker Has One Very Special Feature: Anti-Ship Missiles and Naval Guns

Robert Beckhusen at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Robert Beckhusen* *Security, Europe* What is Moscow thinking? Russia has by far the largest icebreaker fleet in the world with a total of more than 40 publicly and privately owned, including six nuclear-powered icebreakers all capable of punching through Arctic sea ice. It’s also building new ones after a delay of more than four decades, launching the 33,500-ton Arktika in June 2016 and preparing to introduce the 6,000-ton Ilya Muromets into service in fall 2017. After that, Russia will introduce the 7,000-ton Ivan Papanin, or Project 23550. Except one important addition will ... more »

Why China Will Never Put America First

J. Michael Cole at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*J. Michael Cole* *Politics, Asia* [image: A Chinese People's Armed Police guard on Tiananmen Square. Wikimedia Commons/Creative Commons/Luo Shaoyang] The Trump administration will eventually awaken to the fact that Beijing cannot, and has no desire to, deliver on North Korea. Supporters of Taiwan have experienced both elation and dejection in recent months as President Donald Trump first seemed prepared to embrace the democratic island-nation only to turn around and instead engage in a romance with Chinese president Xi Jinping. The initial optimism resulted in large part from T... more »

An ISIS–Al Qaeda 'Frankenstein' Could Be On Its Way

Abdul Basit at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Abdul Basit* *Security, Middle East* [image: A soldier of the Kenyan Contingent serving with the African Union Mission in Somalia. Wikimedia Commons/AMISOM] Two weakened terrorist organizations might find a new lease on life together. The Islamic State terrorist group, which emerged as the trendsetter of the global jihad in 2014, is past its prime and glory. Currently, it is on the defensive, fighting for its survival, unlike the 2014 offensive when it was expanding territorially, shocking the international community with its unapologetically brutal videos and flaunting its cash... more »

If Trump Wants to Keep 'Winning,' He Should Turn to Yemen

Caroline Quinn at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Caroline Quinn* *Security, Middle East* [image: A Royal Saudi air force pilot taxis his F-15S to the runway. (U.S. Air Force photo by Chief Master Sgt. Gary Emery)] To salvage leverage in the Middle East, America must be at the forefront of a political resolution of the suffering in Yemen. The United States and the Kingdom Saudi Arabia are suffering heavy blows to their intentional reputations. On Wednesday, the Arab Youth Survey, the largest polling effort in the Middle East, confirmed many Washington analysts’ worst fears: U.S. influence in the region is waning, while Russia ... more »

'America First' Protectionist Policies Could Endanger National Security

Christopher A. Preble at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Christopher A. Preble* *Economics, Americas* Critics of President Trump’s trade views should consider how less trade between nations increases the likelihood of war. The current issue of *Foreign Affairs* features an essay by economic historian Douglas Irwin about “The False Promise of Protectionism.” But the magazine cover adopts a more ominous tone to promote Irwin’s piece: “Why Protectionism Is Dangerous.” The ploy worked: I flipped to that article first. Irwin makes a convincing case for why protectionism is harmful economically. He draws on examples from history, including... more »

Brazil's Presidential Race Has Its Own Donald Trump

Charles Hoskinson at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Charles Hoskinson* *Politics, Americas* [image: Protest in São Paulo, August 2016. Wikimedia Commons/Creative Commons/Rovena Rosa/Agência Brasil] The political shake-up in Brazil could create campaign opportunities for right-wing outsiders. Judge Sérgio Moro might as well be the most powerful politician in Brazil. Former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva is arguably the most popular. When the two men faced off on May 10 in the southern city of Curitiba, the stakes couldn’t have been higher: survival of Brazil’s fragile democracy less than a generation after emerging from a mil... more »

Creative Red, White and Blue Ideas

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 3 hours ago
With warmer temperatures finally here to stay, every starts thinking about BBQs, pool time and of course everything red, white and blue. Here are some of the cutest ideas featuring the stars and stripes to inspire your Memorial Day and 4th of July creating! Americana Wood Fire Crackers Bohemian Dress and Ribbon Wands 4th of July T-shirt idea Red, White and Blue Quilt Easy DIY Fourth of July Decoration Red, White and Blue Ice Cream Sandwiches American Flag Rice Krispies July 4th Fruit Wands American Flag Pallet Project Fried Sand Dollar Red, White and Blue Bubble Necklaces Homem... more »

Countries And Companies Are Bracing For A 'Second Wave' Of Cyberattacks On Monday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*NPR*: *Repercussions Continue From Global Ransomware Attack* The ransomware attack unleashed on Friday has affected more than 100,000 organizations in 150 countries, according to Europe's law enforcement agency Europol on Sunday. The malware, which locks files and asks for payment to unlock them, hit businesses and institutions across the world, including shipper FedEx, train systems in Germany, a Spanish telecommunications company, universities in Asia, Russia's interior ministry and forced hospitals in Britain to turn away patients. More than 200,000 people around the world ha... more »

How Google Censors The New American (and Other Conservatives)

Selwyn Duke at rss - 4 hours ago
[image: how-google-censors-the-new-american-and-other-conservatives] You might have heard about social-media and search engine censorship of conservative news sources: Twitter’s “shadowbanning,” Facebook’s news “curators,” and Google’s nine different blacklists. Well, *The New American* has some firsthand experience.

Kansas Bill Would Break Fed's Currency Monopoly

Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. at rss - 4 hours ago
[image: kansas-bill-would-break-fed-s-currency-monopoly] A bill in Kansas would remove taxes from the buying and selling of gold, silver, and other precious metals.

If There is Obstruction of Justice By Trump, “Tapes” Would Provide “Best Evidence” and Should Be Subpoenaed If Necessary (If They Even Exist) – Ranking Member US House Intell Committee

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 4 hours ago
“The Time has come the Walrus Said to Talk of Many Things, of Why the Sea is Boiling Hot, and … Continue reading →

4 things to know about North and South Korea

Ji-Young Lee, Assistant Professor, American University School of International Service at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 4 hours ago
*Editor’s note:* North Korea recently tested a ballistic missile that landed in the sea between North Korea and Japan. North Korean leaders claim to hold nuclear weapons capabilities that could reach the U.S., although other recent missile tests have cast doubt on those assertions. The U.S. is ramping up joint military exercises with South Korea, and President Donald Trump has stated the threats may lead to a “major, major conflict.” South Koreans have elected a new president who may be open to talks with North Korea. We turned to one of our experts, Professor Ji-Young Lee, to he... more »

Syrian Kurdish-Led Forces Are Now Closing In On The Syrian City Of Raqqa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*RFE:* *Kurdish-Led SDF Closing In On IS-Held Raqqa, Groups Report* An international monitoring group and Kurdish media are reporting that Syrian Kurdish-led forces are closing in on the city of Raqqa, the self-declared capital of the Islamic State (IS) militant group in Syria. The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights on May 13 said the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) advanced to 4 kilometers from the northeast of the city in a multipronged offensive amid strong resistance from IS fighters. The reported advance comes a day after SDF commanders said they would ... more »

The Trumpy-The-Clown Comedy Hour Returns To Prime Time TV

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Republican commentator David Frum was busy on Twitter this weekend: "The White House has a communications problem: it doesn’t tell the truth. The way to fix the problem is not to hire more skillful liars. However, a communications strategy based on telling the truth is not practical when the truth is more lethal even than an exposed lie." According to the latest polling about two-thirds of Americans don't believe Trump's gaslighting or any of his bullshit. His spokespeople, Sean Spicer, Kellyanne Conway and that sociopathic daughter of Mike Huckabee's, are all laughing stocks who ... more »

Banff....The Adventure Continues

Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 4 hours ago
After a bit of a delay I've finally managed to get around to my next post about my recent trip to Banff. I had hoped to get this done much sooner but a long trip, many photos to go through, work and a stretch of nice weather which had me pining to be outdoors all conspired against me. Anyhow, without further ado..... I was up early my second day and full of energy as I planned to check out more of the trail along the Bow as well as the Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Fears of throngs of tourists were overblown and with the exception of the odd jogger or cyclist it was fairl... more »

Former DNI James Clapper says that our institutions are under assault internally. Under assault by Donald Trump.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 4 hours ago
Former DNI James Clapper: Our institutions are "under assault" internally by President Trump https://t.co/sDW8NzuwDq https://t.co/sVWYdol733 — CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 14, 2017 Courtesy of CNN: *Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper issued a stern warning Sunday about the state of the US government after President Donald Trump's decision to fire FBI Director James Comey last week, saying he thinks US institutions are "under assault." * *"I think in many ways our institutions are under assault both externally -- and that's the big news here is the Russian i... more »

Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates May 14, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Reuters:* *Iraqi forces attack Islamic State in Mosul as battle approaches endgame* U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pushed deeper into the last pocket of Mosul controlled by Islamic State militants on Sunday as the battle for the city approaches an end after seven months of gruelling urban combat. The militants have now been dislodged from all but a handful of districts in the western half of Mosul including the Old City, where Islamic State is expected to make its last stand, taking advantage of narrow streets and its dense population. Brigadier General... more »

The Uncertainty about Certainty

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 5 hours ago
See the answer and the rest of the cartoon by clicking here. From Scott Adam’s Blog: The Climate Science Debate Illusion Today I declare the climate science “debate” to be mostly an illusion. You think you live in a world in which there are climate science skeptics on one side of the debate, and climate … Continue reading "The Uncertainty about Certainty"

Prominent Lawyer Prashant Bhushan Urges Indian Government To Stop Commercialisation Of GM Mustard

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 5 hours ago
The environment ministry in India will make the final call after the Genetic Engineering Appraisal Committee recently gave a positive recommendation for the commercial cultivation of GM mustard. Whether the crop is commercially cultivated could depend on the Supreme Court, which is hearing a case seeking a moratorium on its commercial release. The government has stated it will abide by the court's decision (although that remains to be seen and some question the court's impartiality). The final hearing will probably take place in July. The case before the Supreme Court was brought b... more »

Polar bear mating season winds down with lots of sea ice habitat available

Hifast at Climate Collections - 6 hours ago
Originally posted on polarbearscience: Habitat for polar bears is abundant worldwide as the prime feeding season passes its peak and mating season for sexually mature bears winds down. Battle among polar bear males for the right to mate, from this 2011 DailyMail story here. There is much more ice than usual around Svalbard in the…

Electricity in Texas: is 100% renewables feasible? Part I

Hifast at Climate Collections - 6 hours ago
Originally posted on Climate Etc.: by Peter Davies Scenarios to understand how load, wind, solar PV and storage interact and whether a 100% renewable grid for Texas is technically feasible. Given the stated policy of the new USA administration this might not seem the best time to explore whether renewable electricity generation can provide most…

Tyranny 101

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago
Descent Into Tyranny

Ivory Coast Army Mutiny Continues -- News Updates May 14, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Troops advance toward mutineers in Ivory Coast's second city* Troops were advancing toward Ivory Coast's second largest city on Sunday, part of an operation the head of the army said was launched "to re-establish order" on the third day of a mutiny by soldiers across the country over bonus payments. At least five people were shot and wounded in the city, Bouake, earlier in the day when soldiers broke up a march against the mutiny. One of three protesters shot and wounded by the mutineers on Saturday has died of his wounds. Popular opposition to the revolt is gathering... more »

Syria’s Rebranded Al Qaeda, Is “not a designated terrorist group”

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
* That's right not a designated terrorist group! Not according to Canada or the US. Same group. Different name. No longer terrorists Brings to mind the YPG /PKK. PKK = terrorists, but, rebranded franchise YPG = not terrorists. Change the name, change the perception, support the same thugs- It’s that simple to hoodwink the masses who refuse to pay attention to what their government is actually up to! And I’m supposed to believe this omission is inadvertent? As if! The CBC spins, via the headline, as if it’s a simple omission. Obfuscating much CBC? Oh never mind, of course you do! CBC... more »

A Note on the Labour Vote

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
Some welcome news for a change. Well, welcome-ish. The Tories have a lead in the polls that no superlative can accurately capture. Yet something interesting is happening to the Labour vote. It's firming up. That's right, the highest polling since before last year's referendum shambles and in advance of what Saint Ed got two years back. Of course, we know that there's only one poll that matters and there's a bit of time to go yet, but it's positive. Labour may be way behind, it's still on course for defeat, but it's not tanking. *The vote isn't disintegrating*. How to explain this r... more »

Kurdish forces reach the northern gates of Raqqa after liberating four more villages

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (0:05 A.M.) – Following new gains, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have advanced to within a few kilometers of Raqqa city, bringing four new villages under their control over the past 24 hours. With the fourth phase of operation Euphrates Wrath in full force, the SDF took control of Tal Maaz, Melali, Al-Atshana […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Dos soldados sudaneses eliminados en Yemen tras combates contra los huzíes

Alvaro A. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
El viernes, medios de comunicación yemeníes informaron que el Ejército de Yemen (unidades leales al gobierno con sede en Saná) y los Comités Populares (huzíes) tomaron posiciones ocupadas por tropas sudanesas en la provincia de Taiz. Fuentes militares informaron ayer a la agencia estatal de noticias Yemení (Saba) que el Ejército yemení y los Comités […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Civiles evacuados desde Homs a Jarabulus vuelven por las malas condiciones de vida

Alvaro A. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
Hasta 41 civiles que habían dejado su hogar en el centro de Homs (Siria), regresaron a su distrito después de pasar semanas en los campos de refugiados. Los desplazados, que antaño rechazaron un acuerdo de reconciliación con el gobierno sirio, dijeron que su regreso fue motivado por las condiciones humanitarias y de salud extremadamente pobres […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In Bildern: Hunderte Militante verlassen Viertel in Damaskus nach Idlib

Henri Feyerabend at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
DAMASKUS, SYRIEN (17:15) – Die Abmachung zwischen der syrischen Armee und bewaffneter Gruppen im Stadtviertel Al-Qaboun in Damaskus trat heute in Kraft. Hunderte Kämpfer und Mitglieder ihrer Familien begannen am Sonntag Morgen ihre Abreise von Al-Qaboun zur Provinz Idlib. Alles in Allem mehr als 1,900 Personen, inklusive 762 bewaffneter Rebellen, werden mit Bussen nach Nordsyrien […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“The first identified compact galaxy group, Stephan's Quintet is featured in this eye-catching image constructed with data drawn from the extensive Hubble Legacy Archive. About 300 million light-years away, only four of these five galaxies are actually locked in a cosmic dance of repeated close encounters. The odd man out is easy to spot, though. The interacting galaxies, NGC 7319, 7318A, 7318B, and 7317 have an overall yellowish cast. They also tend to have distorted loops and tails, grown under the influence of disruptive gravitational tides. But the predominantly bluish galaxy, NG... more »

Chet Raymo, “A Fishy Tale”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“A Fishy Tale”* by Chet Raymo "As dumb as a goldfish. I mean, what could be dumber than swimming around in murky water all day - glassy eyed, slimy scaled, cold blooded - waiting for someone to sprinkle food flakes into the pond or tank. On a scale of smarts, goldfish would seem to fall somewhere between a limpet and a stone. Conventional wisdom has it that fish have a memory span of about a second. But conventional wisdom, it turns out, is wrong. Goldfish are not the dummies they are made out to be. Scientists at Plymouth University in England have successfully trained goldfish t... more »

"The Eternal Silence Of Infinite Spaces..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"The eternal silence of infinite spaces frightens me. Why now rather than then? Who has put me here? By whose order and direction have this place and time have been ascribed to me? We travel in a vast sphere, always drifting in the uncertain, pulled from one side to another. Whenever we find a fixed point to attach and to fasten ourselves, it shifts and leaves us; and if we follow it, it eludes our grasp, slips past us, and vanishes for ever. Nothing stays for us. This is our natural condition, most contrary to our inclination; we burn with desires to find solid ground and an ultima... more »

"Amazing Interactive Space Map Lets Users Navigate The Galaxy In Incredible Detail"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Amazing Interactive Space Map Lets Users* * Navigate The Galaxy In Incredible Detail"* By Ellie Zolfagharifard "If you ever need a reminder of just how tiny we are relative to the universe, then take a look at this. The interactive Google map called *‘100,000 Stars’*, provides a spectacular fly-through of our galaxy. Taking users on an inspiring journey, it reveals, in incredible graphic detail, the vast distances which lie between our home and alien planets. Zooming out provides a dizzying look at the galactic plane and the Milky Way, which is home up to 400 billion stars - the ... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“There are some things that are best forgotten. And when I remember what a few of them are, I'll drop you a line. But a couple of things worth remembering, that are all too easily forgotten, are the times in your life when you felt absolutely alone and uncertain. Yet somehow, perhaps beyond perception, there was a great click, after which suddenly a new friend appeared, an idea was imparted, or a connection established, causing the tides to turn and the floodgates to open. And remembering this, should such "alone and uncertain times" ever revisit you, however dark they may seem, yo... more »

The Poet: James Broughton, "Quit Your Addiction"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Quit Your Addiction"* “Quit your addiction to sneer and complaint. Try a little flaunt, Call for comrades who bolster your vim and offer you risk. Corral the crones, Goose the nice nellies, Hunt the bear that hugs and the raven that quoths. Stay up all night to devise a new dawn...” - James Broughton, “Little Sermons of the Big Joy”

"Buying Time"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"Buying Time" Author Unknown "A man came home from work late again, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year-old son waiting for him at the door. “Daddy, may I ask you a question?” “Yeah, sure, what is it?” replied the man. “Daddy, how much money do you make an hour? “That’s none of your business! What makes you ask such a thing?” the man said angrily. “I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?” pleaded the little boy. “If you must know, I make $20.00 an hour.” “Oh,” the little boy replied, head bowed. Looking up, he said, “Daddy, may I borrow $10.00 please?... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand. Thanks for stopping by.

Major investigation into Russian money laundering suddenly comes to "abrupt end." Wait, what?

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 7 hours ago
Courtesy of CNN: *A major US investigation into Russian money laundering has come to an abrupt end. * *The case aimed to expose how Russian mobsters allegedly stole $230 million and hid some of the cash in New York City real estate. Also sure to come up was the suspicious death of the Russian lawyer who exposed the alleged fraud, though US prosecutors weren't alleging that the defendants were behind it. * *The trial was set to start on Monday, but late Friday night, federal prosecutors in New York announced they settled the case with Prevezon, the company accused of buying up "h... more »

Scientists recognize indigenous medicine of the dandelion as a cancer killer

White Wolf at White Wolf - 7 hours ago
Beyond their medicinal benefits, indigenous plants were a staple of Native people’s diet before Western contact. Today, indigenous plants are central to efforts to improve dietary health for current generations. *Dandelion (Alutiiq names: Qutemnaanaarua’a. Scientific name: Taraxacumofficinale) * *Dandelion is a generous source of Vitamins A, B, C, and D and various minerals.* It is also useful for liver issues like hepatitis and jaundice and is a natural diuretic. All of the plant parts can be used: the root as medicine, food, or coffee substitute; the leaves as a poultice or salad;... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 14, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
President Xi Jinping of China at the opening ceremony on Sunday for the Belt and Road forum in Beijing. He pledged more than $100 billion for development banks in China that he said would spearhead vast spending on infrastructure across Asia, Europe and Africa. Credit Pool photo by Mark Schiefelbein *Jane Perlez and Keith Bradsher, New York Times*: *Xi Jinping Positions China at Center of New Economic Order* BEIJING — President Xi Jinping of China delivered a sweeping vision of a new economic global order on Sunday, positioning his country as an alternative to an inward-looking Un... more »

Scrapping green subsidies would be a much faster route to cheaper energy bills than price caps

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 7 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Short and to the point – Booker on green subsidies in the Telegraph today: I would defy anyone unfortunate enough to hear the Today programme at 8.10 last Tuesday morning to have made head or tail of an interview in which our Business Secretary, Greg Clark, droned on […]

Hangar 1 and the Roswell Case

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 8 hours ago
By a somewhat strange coincidence, I happened on an episode of *Hangar 1* just a couple of weeks after I had interviewed Jan Harzan, MUFON Executive Director. I hadn’t realized that the opening of the show made such a big deal out of “MUFON’s Archives” stored in this huge warehouse-like hangar. Harzan told me that when the producers arrived, they asked where the files were and the current director said, “Over there in Hangar One,” and a title was born. Many of MUFON’s files are no longer in a hangar… and the hangar shown on the beginning of the program does not exist as a MUFON ware... more »

How Russia and China Would Wage War Against America: Kill the Satellites

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * They would attack American space assets. Russia and China are actively pursuing new weapons and capabilities to counter America’s dominance of space according a U.S. Intelligence Community assessment. Indeed, both nations are considering the development of weapons that could attack U.S. satellites and other space-based assets in orbit. “We assess that Russia and China perceive a need to offset any U.S. military advantage derived from military, civil, or commercial space systems and are increasingly considering attacks against satellite systems as p... more »

World News Briefs -- May 14, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*ABC News Online*: *Ransomware cyberattack: More than 200,000 victims affected, fears number could grow* Friday's cyberattack hit 200,000 victims in at least 150 countries, the head of the European Union's police agency says, adding he fears the number will grow when people return to work on Monday and switch on their computers. The warning was issued after Britain announced 97 per cent of the country's health service trusts were "working as normal". But Europol Director Rob Wainwright said he feared the attack was not over and that the number of attacks would continue to grow. ... more »

Bernie's Going To Montana To Campaign Across The State With Rob Quist

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Rob Quist is *way* too independent-minded and too dedicated to values and principles for the hacks at the DCCC to get too worked up over his race in Montana. Besides, it goes against their forever backward-looking modus operandi to contest Monatana too strongly. They only want to fight in districts where Hillary beat or did very well against Trump. Jon Ossoff's campaign has seen millions of dollars flowing from the DCCC and allied groups into GA-06 on his behalf. Quist's campaign hasn't. Trump won Ossoff's heretofore solidly Republican district, but very narrowly-- 48.3-46.8% a di... more »

So what happened to Donald Trump’s Korean War 2.0?

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 8 hours ago
[image: korean war 2.0] The fact that April has passed with no military action in the Korean Peninsula taking place and the crisis unresolved shows talk of unilateral US military action was a bluff. The post So what happened to Donald Trump’s Korean War 2.0? appeared first on The Duran.

President Trump: Toss Your Generals’ War Escalation Plans In the Trash

Ron Paul at 9 hours ago
[image: undefined] By the end of this month, Defense Secretary James Mattis and National Security Advisor HR McMaster will deliver to President Trump their plans for military escalations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. President Trump would be wise to rip the plans up and send his national security team back to the drawing board – or replace them. There is no way another “surge” in Afghanistan and Iraq (plus a new one in Syria) puts America first. There is no way doing the same thing over again will succeed any better than it did the last time. Near the tenth anniversary of the US... more »

Quote of the Day: On automation & A.I.

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
Author Henry Hazlitt makes an interesting differentiation between types of automation that is entirely pertinent to what some are calling “the Fourth Industrial Revolution,’ i.e., the predicted revolution in robotics artificial intelligence, the differentiation being: 1. Automation of a task previously done manually ("labour saving") 2. Automation of a task inherently impossible to humans ("possible-making") 3. Automation of a task via usage of superior materials ("quality improving") 4. Automation of tasks via breaking into contexts formerly unknown or inaccessible ("integratin... more »

Greg Hunter, “Michael Pento: When Central Banks Lose Control Bubbles Will Pop”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Michael Pento: When Central Banks Lose Control Bubbles Will Pop”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com “Money manager Michael Pento sees records being set in the financial markets. but not in a good way. Pento explains, “Let’s be positive here. I don’t root for bad things to happen. So, for the first time in history, we’re going to have bubbles that don’t pop? Does that make any sense to anybody? This is the first time in history we have a record level of debt and a record distortion in asset prices. Again, a record amount of debt that, by the way, is 300% of global GDP. That’s $230 t... more »

X22 Report, “Is The Deep State Holding The World For Ransom?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
X22 Report, “Is The Deep State Holding The World For Ransom?” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elRa8nEiNAk

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago

"The Difficulty We Have..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
“The difficulty we have in accepting responsibility for our behavior lies in the desire to avoid the pain of the consequences of that behavior. Whenever we seek to avoid the responsibility for our own behavior, we do so by attempting to give that responsibility to some other individual or organization or entity. But this means we then give away our power to that entity.” - M. Scott Peck

"Helpless People"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Helpless People"* "Almost all Americans have had an intense school experience which occupied their entire youth, an experience during which they were drilled thoroughly in the culture and economy of the well-schooled greater society, in which individuals have been rendered helpless to do much of anything except watch television or punch buttons on a keypad. Before you begin to blame the childish for being that way and join the chorus of those defending the general imprisonment of adults and the schooling by force of children because there isn’t any other way to handle the mob, y... more »

"After All..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"A chain is no stronger than its weakest link, and life is after all a chain." - William James

“The Secrets To Handling Passive-Aggressive People”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“The Secrets To Handling Passive-Aggressive People”* by George Dvorsky and Levi Gadye “Dealing with people who exhibit passive-aggressive behavior is easily one of the most challenging aspects of our social lives. Here's what you need to know about this annoying personality quirk and how you can handle people who express their hostility in indirect and backhanded ways. Interacting with passive-aggressive (PA) people is something many of us are all too familiar with. As a behavior, it manifests in many different ways - some of them quite backhanded and subtle - which can make it dif... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 14, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*The Australian:* *North Korea missiles edge closer* North Korea may now have the capacity to launch a nuclear strike on targets “close to” Australia’s nearest northern neighbours, a US missile technology expert says. As the rogue Kim Jong-un ­regime yesterday launched what might be a new kind of ballistic missile, US physicist David Wright revealed modelling showing the North’s rockets could have a range of 4500km. Darwin is 5800km from the latest launch site. South Korea’s military said the missile from yesterday’s launch travelled 700km and Japanese Defence Minister Tom­omi In... more »

Fırat Kalkanı’na bağlı grupların merkezinde büyük bir patlama meydana geldi

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
Bugün sabah saatlerinde, Fırat Kalkanı operasyonuna katılan grupların en büyük karargahlarından olan Azez’de şiddetli bir patlama meydana geldi. Bölgedeki kaynaklara göre; henüz tespit edilemeyen karadan karaya bir füze, ÖSO bağlantılı Liva el Fetih grubuna ait mühimmat deposunu vurdu. Mühimmat deposunun isabet alması sonucu yaşanan şiddetli patlamada, çok sayıda militanın hayatını kaybettiği ya da yaralandığı […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Armed jihadist neutralized in a special operation in Dagestan

Ivan Castro at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:55 P.M.) – On Sunday, a member of illegal armed islamist group was neutralized in a counter-terrorist operation conducted by Russian security forces in one of the suburbs of Makhachkala, the capital of Autonomous Republic of Dagestan, an informed source told Russian Interfax agency. “Law enforcers have liquidated a militant who opened fire on […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Yüzlerce cihatçı otobüslerle Şam’dan İdlib’e gönderildi

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
Suriye hükümeti ile silahlı gruplar arasında yapılan anlaşmanın ikinci aşamasının başlamasıyla beraber, Kabun’da teslim olan cihatçılar İdlib’e gönderilmeye başlandı. Bölgedeki kaynaklar; bu sabah yapılan tahliye işleminde, 762’si silahlı olmak üzere 1900’den fazla kişinin İdlib’e gönderildiğini belirtti. Bunun yanı sıra yaklaşık 500 kişi ise aftan yararlanarak, ordu kontrolünde bulunan Kabun bölgesinde hayatına devam etme kararı aldı. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Huge explosion rocks rebel base in northern Syria

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7: 55 P.M.) – A massive blast hit, this morning, a base for rebels near the northern city of Azaz, leaving scores dead and injured. According to rebel sources, the explosion was caused by an unidentified surface-to-surface missile, and targeted an ammunition depot for the rebel group known as Liwa al-Fateh. The sources […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Aktuelle Karte von Ost-Damaskus nach Kapitulation der Jihadisten in Al-Qaboun

Henri Feyerabend at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (05:45) – Die jihadistischen Rebellen erlitten am Sonntag in östlichen Stadtteilen von Damaskus einen schweren Rückschlag durch ihre offizielle Aufgabe von Al-Qaboun und Tishreen an die Syrische Arabische Armee (SAA). Laut Quellen im Militär vor Ort gaben die jihadistischen Rebellen von Faylaq Al-Rahman Al-Qaboun und Tishreen auf, nachdem sie im Laufe der letzten […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Karte der Schlacht um Ost-Aleppo nach Eroberung des Jirah Militärflughafens durch Syrische Armee

Henri Feyerabend at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LIBANON (10:40) – Die Syrisch Arabische Armee hatte eine erfolgreiche Woche im Osten der Region Aleppo und befreite mehrere Stellen der Ebene Deir Hafer von den Kämpfern des Islamischen Staats (ISIS). Was mit einer mächtigen Attacke auf die Stellungen des Islamischen Staats im Osten Deir Hafers begann, endete mit der vollständigen Befreiung der nahe […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Israeli settlers throw stones at Palestinians, with IDF troops watching idly (VIDEO)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
(RT) An Israeli human rights group has released video footage of Israeli troops looking on indifferently while Jewish settlers threw stones at Palestinians in the West Bank and has demanded the IDF look into the behavior of its soldiers. The footage was shot by a Yesh Din group activist on Friday near the village of Burin […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Climate “Expert” Bill Maher Demonstrates Failed Liberal Approach to Climate Change

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 9 hours ago
In the above video liberal climate “expert” Bill Maher provides an example as to what average liberals rely on for their climate change education. Average liberals don’t take the time to actually learn the science, they rely upon scientific “experts” like Bill Nye, Al Gore, Michael Mann, late night comedians like Bill Maher, and Oscar the … Continue reading "Climate “Expert” Bill Maher Demonstrates Failed Liberal Approach to Climate Change"

Busted!!! Bill Maher Referenced Climate “Scientist” James Lawrence Powell Removes Anti-Trump Book From His Website

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 9 hours ago
In a previous post I mentioned that the climate “scientist” James Lawrence Powell climate “expert” Bill Maher referenced as his only supporting evidence of man-made climate change was writing an anti-Trump book. Here is the exact quote: It is almost unfathomable to believe that a survey performed through a simple search of journal articles performed by a … Continue reading "Busted!!! Bill Maher Referenced Climate “Scientist” James Lawrence Powell Removes Anti-Trump Book From His Website"

Climate Debate Should Focus on Public Policy and Priorities, Not Science

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 9 hours ago
The current and proposed spending of public dollars on fighting climate change is astronomical. The Small Business Administration estimates that compliance with such regulations costs the U.S. economy more than $1.75 trillion per year — about 12%-14% of GDP, and half of the $3.456 trillion Washington is currently spending. The Competitive Enterprise Institute believes the … Continue reading "Climate Debate Should Focus on Public Policy and Priorities, Not Science"

Bill O'Reilly claims that he was fired from Fox News due a Left Wing conspiracy, not because he said and did icky things to the women folk.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 9 hours ago
Courtesy of TV Newser: *Former Fox News colleagues Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck chatted this morning on Beck’s three-hour morning radio show. This was O’Reilly’s first interview since being forced out from Fox News on April 19 following the report earlier in the month that he and Fox News paid $13 million to five women who accused the star of harassment.* Glenn Beck and Bill O'Reilly together again, hos could this not be batshit crazy? *Despite some prodding from Beck, O’Reilly said he couldn’t get too specific “due to the legality.” * *“Look, the entire ordeal was a hit job, a... more »

China Promotes Globalisation And Free Trade At New 'Silk Road' Summit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *China's Xi lays out $900bn Silk Road vision amid claims of empire-building* Global leaders attend ‘Belt and Road’ infrastructure summit to praise plan Xi Jinping says will bring a new ‘golden age’ of globalisation Chinese president Xi Jinping has kicked off a two-day showcase of what some call the most ambitious development project ever by comparing his country to a peace-loving explorer set on transforming the world with treasure-laden galleys not warships, guns or swords. Speaking at the start of a high-profile summit about China’s “Belt and Road initiative”, X... more »

You’re Calling Me “Anti Science?” 

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on Tallbloke's Talkshop: Credit: BBC A brief run-through of some of the problems with ‘man-made warming’ theories, which so often get swept under the carpet and treated as unmentionable. One of the main accusations launched by climate activists is that anyone arguing against man-made global warming is “anti-science.” They tell us that…

The Ethics of Hacking

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 10 hours ago
Details of one of the largest (acknowledged) cyber-attacks are emerging, demonstrating the systemic vulnerabilities of global systems to small groups of individuals: Elizabeth Dwoskin and Karla Adam (May 13, 2017). Nations race to contain widespread hacking. The Washington Post, https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/nations-race-to-contain-widespread-hacking/2017/05/13/f6e5e992-3803-11e7-b412-62beef8121f7_story.html?utm_term=.6d5d20cb7fea&wpisrc=nl_headlines&wpmm=1 The attack was notable because it took advantage of a security flaw in Microsoft software found by the Natio... more »

Pope Acknowledges Thousands of Cases of Priests Raping Kids With No Recourse

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: pope]The pope acknowledged that there is a major problem of pedophilia in the Catholic church and they are not doing anything about it.

Disturbing Video Shows Cops Force K9 to Maul Man for Not Getting Out of Car Fast Enough

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: dog]For not getting out of his car fast enough, cops sicced their dog on a non-violent, unarmed man during a routine traffic stop.

WATCH: Mom Calls Police for Help, Cop Shows Up and Beats Her In Front of Her Kids

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: police]A mother called police for help. However, when police arrived, this innocent mother was attacked and beat down in front of her own children.

State Passes Landmark Bill To End Federal Reserve’s Monopoly on Money

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: money]Sound money advocates scored a major victory when a state senate voted to remove all income taxation of precious metals at the state level.

North Korea's Latest Missile Test -- News Roundup

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*The Guardian: **North Korea test-fires what could be new kind of longer-range missile* Unidentified missile type could have a maximum theoretical range of 4,500km on a standard trajectory, says expert North Korea has fired what Japan said could be a new type of missile, in an early diplomatic test for South Korea’s new president, Moon Jae-in. Japan did not specify what type of missile was involved in Sunday’s launch, which came after Pyongyang indicated it was open to talks with the South on its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programmes. Moon called the launch a “reckless... more »

Pendleton Introduces exclusive blanket for 2017 called "Gift of the Earth"

White Wolf at White Wolf - 11 hours ago
The Hopi have a sacred relationship with the ancient caretaker of the earth, Masaw, and respect every gift given to them. The clay they and their ancestors have sourced from the land for centuries is treated with the utmost regard. Because of this, the Hopi people maintain a beautiful and unique pottery tradition on the mesas in Arizona. Craftsmanship and creativity drawn from generations of knowledge flow through the potters today as they work. The Gift of the Earth Blanket draws on the design elements from these brilliant pieces as a testament to learning from the past while mov... more »

Upcoming Event in Brunswick

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago

As I said, my opinions about Rebecca Long-Bailey will be set out on Tuesday

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
I was going to post something unbelievably interesting about Andrew Neil's interview with Labour's Rebecca Long-Bailey on today's *The Sunday Politics *but you will have to be patient and wait until Tuesday. Just a couple of days to go. Be patient! As I said, my full views about Becky L-B's encounter with Andrew Neil will be set out after Sue and I have published our manifesto on Tuesday. I know you're probably all dying to know exactly what I've got to say about her and her *Sunday Politics *interview today now, especially as it's going to be absolutely fascinating, however the ... more »

Trumpcare Shows Majority Of Politicians Are Willing To Vote Against Health Care Industry

Jon Walker at Shadowproof - 11 hours ago
Single-payer opponents claim it's politically impossible get a majority in Congress to oppose the health care industry, but House GOP just proved them wrong. The post Trumpcare Shows Majority Of Politicians Are Willing To Vote Against Health Care Industry appeared first on Shadowproof.

Is Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov Bewildered By The U.S. Media?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
© Photo: RUSSIAN FOREIGN MINISTRY *TASS:* *Lavrov bewildered over media hype about photos of his meeting with Trump* *The photos of the US president’s meeting with the Russian foreign minister presented by TASS photographer Aleksandr Shcherbak triggered an unexpectedly harsh response from some US mass media* BEIJING, May 14. /TASS/. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said on Sunday he didn’t know why the media hype had aroused over the photos made during his meeting with US President Donald Trump in Washington on May 10. "I don’t know," the foreign minister said in reply to a ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago

"Masters of the Universe"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Masters of the Universe"* by Norman Franklin "As long as humans have organized themselves into social groups, there has been a 1% to rule over them. This elite group has usually been a stumbling block to human progress. Not the kind of progress that comes from a newer/better, brighter/shinier, techno fascist state. The kind of progress that emanates from the wellspring of human freedom, i.e. individual liberty. Almost everywhere one turns today liberty and individual freedom are under attack by the 1%. To be fair to these Masters of the Universe types, they are really just pawns,... more »

The election in satire Week #3

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 11 hours ago
And what a week it was! A week in which Labour’s manifesto was leaked! A week in which Theresa May’s personality was concealed! And a week in which UKIP’s support was declared missing! But what else happened? Let’s look back and see: ‘Not fraud, just many mistakes that had the same effect’ say electoral investigators […]

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