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Thomas Paine

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

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

16 May - Blogs I'm Following 1 of 2

11:39 pm MDT

South Korea Is Claiming That North Korea's Missile Defense Program Is Advancing Faster Than Originally Believed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 minutes ago
*Newsweek:* *North Korea Missile Program Advancing Faster Than Expected, South's Defense Minister Says* South Korea’s defense minister claimed Tuesday that the North’s missile defense program was advancing much faster than originally believed and that the use of the U.S.-developed and installed THAAD anti-missile system had been used for the first time to detect the authoritarian regime’s latest test, Reuters reported. Speaking to his nation’s parliament, the South’s Han Min-koo said THAAD detected Sunday’s launch of a missile that the North claimed was capable of carrying and de... more »

Gaza Energy Crisis Takes Its Toll on Vital Coastline

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
Published on May 11, 2017 Raw sewage is destroying Gaza’s coastline due to a lack of electricity in treatment plants. For nearly a month now, people in the besieged Gaza Strip have been receiving a daily average of only three hours of electricity. Modern Ashkenazi Khazars (90+% of modern Jewry) are NOT the Jews of […]

NATO Builds Infrastructure for Permanent Military Presence Near Russia’s Borders

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
NATO Builds Infrastructure for Permanent Military Presence Near Russia’s Borders by ALEX GORKA, http://www.strategic-culture.org/ A group of about 50 combat engineers based at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown were deployed to Latvia on April 29 as part of Operation Reassurance. The mission is to build a town for 500 soldiers. According to commanding officer Lt.-Col. Chris Cotton, the installation will have «everything you […]

Murdered DNC Staffer Seth Rich Shared 44,053 Democrat Emails With WikiLeaks: Report (Not the Russians)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
Murdered DNC Staffer Seth Rich Shared 44,053 Democrat Emails With WikiLeaks: Report by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com For the past several months, Democrats have based their “Resist 45” movement on unsubstantiated assertions that the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian intelligence officials to undermine the 2016 Presidential Election thereby ‘stealing’ the White House from Hillary Clinton. Day […]

‘Syrian People Completely United in Fighting US Proxies’ – Independent Journalist

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
Published on May 16, 2017 The political left in the US has historically been associated with anti-war positions. But when it comes to Syria, more and more people who identify as “left” or “progressive” are parroting the hawkish US political establishment’s calls for regime change. Independent journalist Danny Haiphong joins RT America’s Anya Parampil to […]

Assange: CIA is the World’s Most Dangerously Incompetent Spy Agency

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
The CIA, British MI5/6, Israeli Mossad …. are western Illuminist intelligence agencies. They do not serve the public/sheeple. They serve their Satanic masters. Their objectives are: Luciferian New World Order, World Government led by the Anti-Christ, Global Supra-National Central Bank –> ‘666’. – The CIA appears incompetent because the sheeple think the CIA is serving […]

The Final Straw: President Trump Had Two Scoops of Iced Cream, While Everyone Else Had One

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
The Illuminist MSM is getting desperate in their attempts to foment hatred / dislike against Trump. They are failing spectacularly in their many attempts. I am not saying that everyone trust or like Trump. People distrust and dislike the MSM to a greater degree. Every failed attempt makes the MSM look likes idiots, monkey running […]

Deep State Leaks Highly Classified Info to Washington Post to Smear President Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
Deep State Leaks Highly Classified Info to Washington Post to Smear President Trump by KRISTINA WONG, http://www.breitbart.com/ Current and former U.S. officials, supposedly concerned that President Trump had shared some “highly classified information” with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador to the U.S. last week, leaked that information to the Washington Post in an article published Monday. – […]

Update on BREXIT: EU Politicians Are In Panic Mode

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
Update on BREXIT: EU Politicians Are In Panic Mode by ALASDAIR MACLEOD MAY 11, 2017, https://wealth.goldmoney.com/ This article looks at the background to Brexit negotiations and concludes that Britain is negotiating from a position of strength, while the EU is increasingly in a position of financial difficulty. Not only will the European Commission be forced to scale […]

China Capitulates: Injects $25 Billion Into Liquidity-Starved Banks To “Appease Investors”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
China Capitulates: Injects $25 Billion Into Liquidity-Starved Banks To “Appease Investors” by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com, 16 May 2017 Is China’s push to deleverage its financial system over? That is the question following last night’s dramatic reversal in recent PBOC liquidity moves, when after weeks of mostly draining liquidity, the central bank injected a whopping 170 […]

China Is About To Unleash A New Global Monetary System

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
China Is About To Unleash A New Global Monetary System by http://www.kingworldnews.com In case anyone was wondering what the Chinese government is thinking, they are about to unleash a new global monetary system. – The Greatest Bull Market In Gold Stephen Leeb: “If you’re a gold investor fretting at the metal’s seeming drowsiness, don’t worry. A lot […]

Time to Assassinate Syrian President Assad & Get to His Allies in Iran – Israeli Minister

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
Published on Jan 21, 2014 On Morning Joe, Carl Bernstein says that because he’s Jewish, he could be permitted to reveal on national television that “Jewish” neo-cons were responsible for persuading President George W. Bush into starting an “insane” war against Iraq. – “The war in Iraq was conceived by 25 neoconservatives, most of them […]

Terrorist Confesses To Taking Part In Staged Chemical Weapons Attacks In Syria, Western Media Silent

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
Terrorist Confesses To Taking Part In Staged Chemical Weapons Attacks In Syria, Western Media Silent by Brandon Turbeville, http://www.activistpost.com/ Before the dust settled on Khan Skeykhoun, the United States had used the alleged chemical attack that took place there as the justification for a launch of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the al-Sha’aryat airbase in Syria. […]

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

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
President Trump: Toss Your Generals’ War Escalation Plans In the Trash by Ron Paul, https://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/ 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 […]

"How to Know You Won a Political Debate on the Internet"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 36 minutes ago
*"How to Know You Won a Political Debate on the Internet"* by Scott Adams "Do you remember the time you changed a stranger’s political opinion on the Internet by using your logic and your accurate data? Probably not. Because that rarely happens. If you were paying attention during the past year, you learned facts don’t matter to our decisions. We think they do, but they don’t. At least not for topics in which we are emotionally invested, such as politics. (Obviously facts do matter to the outcomes. But not to decisions.) So how do you win a political debate on the Internet when pe... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 37 minutes ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge) * *Smoky Scuffle* Marines participate in a nonlethal weapons and tactics course with Jordanian troops during Eager Lion, an annual U.S. Central Command exercise, in Jordan, May 11, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Vitaliy Rusavskiy

Trigger Warning: Some of the words in this post may have been written by Bret Stephens.

Yastreblyansky at No More Mister Nice Blog - 47 minutes ago
Bret Stephens of the New York Times addressing the graduating class at Hampden Sydney College (and recycling the speech into a Wednesday column): I’ve been thinking about safe spaces a lot lately. For those of you with the good fortune never to have heard the term, a “safe space” is not, as you may suppose, a concrete-reinforced room where you can ride out a tornado. It isn’t a bulletproof car, either. Instead, a “safe space” denotes a place, usually on campus, where like-minded people — often sharing the same race, gender, sexual orientation or political outlook — can spend time tog... more »

Ivory Coast Soldiers End Their Rebellion

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Reuters:* *Ivory Coast soldiers agree to end mutiny, return to barracks* Renegade troops in Ivory Coast accepted a government proposal on bonuses and returned to barracks on Tuesday, ending a mutiny that had closed businesses, shut major roads and threatened years of economic progress in the world's top cocoa producer. The dissident soldiers, mostly former rebels who helped bring President Alassane Ouattara to power, rejected an earlier offer late on Monday. But a spokesman for the mutineers said the deal was amended overnight. "We accept the government's proposal ... We are retu... more »

Better than an insanity defense: a stupidity defense

The New York Crank at No More Mister Nice Blog - 1 hour ago
From the New York Times: In private, three administration officials conceded that they could not publicly articulate their most compelling — and honest — defense of the president for divulging classified intelligence to the Russians: that Mr. Trump, a hasty and indifferent reader of his briefing materials, simply did not possess the interest or the knowledge of the granular details of intelligence gathering to leak specific sources and methods of intelligence gathering that would harm American allies. Mr. McMaster all but said that publicly from the briefing room lectern. In other wo... more »

Russia Experts Raise Concerns Over President Trump’s Treatment of U.S. Press

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 1 hour ago
The president raised eyebrows by letting a photographer from a Russian state agency take pictures in the Oval Office — while barring American reporters.

Mary Ellen Balchunis-- Ratfucked And Hacked

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*America's most gerrymandered district-- drawn to protect Pat Meehan's career* *DWT* has obtained an advance copy of the introduction to progressive congressional candidate Mary Ellen Balchunis. We endorsed her in 2016 and we have urged her to run again in 2018. I want to share the introduction to her new book, *Hacked And Ratfucked in the Presidential Election*. *-by Mary Ellen Balchunis* In 2014, Congressman Bob Brady (D) and the Delaware County Democratic Party leaders came to me as a member of the PA Democratic State Committee and asked me to run against Congressman Pat Meehan ... more »

New push by Syrian Army in ISIL’s heartland scores important victories: map

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 hour ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is rolling through the southeastern countryside of Aleppo, liberating several sites from the Islamic State (ISIL) terrorists embedded in this region near the Al-Raqqa Governorate border. Following the liberation of Aliyat Bu Kamal on Tuesday afternoon, the Syrian Arab Army advanced further south to the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In photos: Russian, Syrian marines hold joint military drills in Tartous

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 hour ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:50 A.M.) – Units from the Syrian and Russian marines held joint military drills at the Russian naval base in the Syrian port-city of Tartous on Tuesday. Russian and Syrian officers observed a large number of their marines training with light weapons used for infantry storming purposes, the Tartous News Network reported yesterday. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Erdogan’s bodyguards attack protesters in Washington DC

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 hour ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:40 A.M.) – Violence broke out between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s supporters and protesters demonstrating against his visit to the US, on the Sheridan Circle, near the residence of the Turkish Ambassador to the US, Washington DC, Tuesday. According to reports nine people were injured in the incident, one of which was […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Militia Violence Spreads In Central African Republic

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Up to 100 killed last week in Central African Republic as militia violence spreads: U.N.* As many as 100 people were killed last week in militia violence in southern Central African Republic and fighting fueled by ethnic and religious rivalries is spreading, the United Nations said on Tuesday. The violence represents a new escalation in a conflict that began in 2013 when mainly Muslim Seleka fighters seized power and ousted then-President Francois Bozize, prompting reprisal killings from Christian anti-balaka militias. Clashes intensified on Monday in the town of Bria... more »

What is classified information, and who gets to decide?

Jeffrey Fields, Associate Professor of the Practice of International Relations, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 2 hours ago
Classified documents. www.shutterstock.com Before coming to academia, I worked for many years as an analyst at both the State Department and the Department of Defense. I held a top secret clearance, frequently worked with classified information and participated in classified meetings. Classified information is that which a government or agency deems sensitive enough to national security that access to it must be controlled and restricted. For example, I dealt with information related to weapons of mass destruction and their proliferation. Handling written classified information is... more »

Joe Biden – Biography of a Big Government Creep

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Pedro Aquila* - Joe Biden is the perfect example of a creepy big government tyrant. The post Joe Biden – Biography of a Big Government Creep appeared first on Waking Times.

Study: Earth is becoming GREENER, not BROWNER due to climate change

Hifast at Climate Collections - 2 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest essay by Dr. Patrick J. Michaels It’s hard to say how many punny posts we came up with using those words when Carol Browner was Bill Clinton’s EPA Administrator, but here we use it in the context of a recent Science paper by J-F. Busteri and 30…

The New York Times Warms To Climate Change Skepticism

Hifast at Climate Collections - 2 hours ago
Originally posted on PA Pundits - International: There is a widening gap between what scientists are learning about global warming and what advocates are claiming By Larry Bell ~ Never imagining ever having an occasion to reference anything posted in The New York Times as evidence of climate sanity, an April 28 article brings gleeful…

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Return to Freedom”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
2002, “Return to Freedom” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYVHVHniU80

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Far beyond the local group of galaxies lies NGC 3621, some 22 million light-years away. Found in the multi-headed southern constellation Hydra, the winding spiral arms of this gorgeous island universe are loaded with luminous young star clusters and dark dust lanes. *Click image for larger size.* Still, for earthbound astronomers NGC 3621 is not just another pretty face-on spiral galaxy. Some of its brighter stars have been used as standard candles to establish important estimates of extragalactic distances and the scale of the Universe. This beautiful image of NGC 3621 traces the ... more »

“No Escape from Existential Reality”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“No Escape from Existential Reality”* by Sartre "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." - Philip K. Dick "Finally agreement! No one can dispute the reality that we all will die. Since most choose to block out this fate or find it discomforting to consider, the roots of denial are sown. Refusal to confront the one great similarity that all humans share, is a trait that has greatly affected our political and social lives. Life is to be lived, no doubt. But how you live it greatly depends upon how you treat the final ending. Death, freedom, existentia... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Cosmography of Myself”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“The Cosmography of Myself”* by Chet Raymo “It was a common conceit of the Middle Ages and Renaissance to think of the human self– body and soul– as a microcosm, a little world made cunningly of elements and an angel-like sprite, a miniature version of the macroscosm, the universe. So-called "correspondences" linked the microcosm and the macrocosm. For example, each of the seven holes in the human head corresponded to a celestial body- Sun, Moon, or one of the five known planets. Astrology articulated a vast system of correspondences between the peregrinations of stars and human l... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Some Questions You Might Ask"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Some Questions You Might Ask" * “Is the soul solid, like iron? Or is it tender and breakable, like the wings of a moth in the beak of the owl? Who has it, and who doesn’t? I keep looking around me. The face of the moose is as sad as the face of Jesus. The swan opens her white wings slowly. In the fall, the black bear carries leaves into the darkness. One question leads to another. Does it have a shape? Like an iceberg? Like the eye of a hummingbird? Does it have one lung, like the snake and the scallop? ... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"I've wondered why it took us so long to catch on. We saw it and yet we didn't see it. Or rather we were trained not to see it. Conned, perhaps, into thinking that the real action was metropolitan and all this was just boring hinterland. It was a puzzling thing. The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth,'' and so it goes away. Puzzling..." - Robert M. Pirsig

Gregory Mannarino, “ALERT: The US Dollar Is Now Being Dumped By Investors”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Gregory Mannarino, “ALERT: The US Dollar Is Now Being Dumped By Investors” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J47VexMTX74&spfreload=5

X22 Report, “Everyone Needs To Start Worrying About The Economic Apocalypse”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
X22 Report, “Everyone Needs To Start Worrying About The Economic Apocalypse” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03UykMqwifk

Intondi Changing Lives Through Education and Civic Engagement

cmaadmin at Diverse - 3 hours ago
Dr. Vincent Intondi not only propels meaningful discussion in the classroom, but he also creates space on campus for thoughtful conversation and solidarity.

Foxx Aims to Modernize Career and Technical Education

cmaadmin at Diverse - 3 hours ago
U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx said society should not look down on Career and Technical Education and the federal government should encourage states and local school districts to do more to provide innovative programs that prepare students for technical careers.

Post-Brown Diversity has to Mean More Than Numbers

cmaadmin at Diverse - 3 hours ago
Brown v. Board of Education was as much a stepping stone to building a diverse democracy as it was about the attainment of equal educational opportunities for non-White students.

Experts: Harsher Penalties for Non-violent Crimes a Proven Policy Failure

cmaadmin at Diverse - 3 hours ago
A declaration by the Justice Department to resume seeking the harshest of penalties for alleged low-level illegal drug offenders has drawn widespread criticism from sentencing reform advocates in higher education.

US House Oversight Committee Asks FBI for Comey Memos, etc.

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 3 hours ago
“Jason E. Chaffetz (/ˈtʃeɪfᵻts/; born March 26, 1967) is the U.S. representative for Utah’s 3rd congressional district, first elected in … Continue reading →

President Trump Meets Turkish President Erdogan -- News Roundup

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Trump, Erdogan commit to cooperation despite tensions over Syrian militias* President Trump on Tuesday pledged continued support for Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, highlighting the importance of the U.S.-Turkish alliance despite mounting tensions over Washington’s support for Kurdish rebels in Syria. Speaking alongside Erdogan at the White House, Trump said Turkey and the United States would act together against extremist groups including the Islamic State. “Again, we seek to face this threat together,” he told reporters. Trump welcomed Erdogan, fresh o... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 3 hours ago
Something's come up that's going to keep me away from the blog for a couple of days -- but I think the relief crew will be here while I'm gone, so drop by. See you on Friday.

China Wants to Know How to Sink U.S. Aircraft Carriers (France Might Have an Answer)

Lyle J. Goldstein at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Lyle J. Goldstein* *Security, Asia* Did Beijing get the answers it was looking for? *Prof. Chi makes note of the comparative weaknesses of diesel submarines. In a related point, he explains that very significant U.S. air ASW assets are quite reliant on radar detections of submarines on or near the ocean surface. Against nuclear submarines, therefore, he concludes that the air asset ASW search is “如‘大海捞针’一样难” [as difficult as fishing a needle from the vast ocean]. Other points made in this Chinese analysis include the observation that the larger the battle group, the easier it i... more »

This Russian Submarine Had One Super Special Trick: It Could Outrun Torpedoes

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, Europe* Whatever happenned to the Alfa-Class? *The USSR paid dearly for this performance. Nicknamed “golden fish,” the Alfas strained even the massive Soviet submarine building budget. Moreover, they generally proved unreliable in service, requiring expensive and complex maintenance. Soviet ports often lacked the training and equipment necessary to keep the Lyras in working condition. In contrast to most of its other Cold War submarine projects, the USSR built only seven Lyras, one of which was more a prototype than a usable weapon. This first boat was... more »

The Craziest Battleship Battles in Naval History

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, * These are the five most important battles of the dreadnought age. *The following evening, the Japanese tried again. The Americans, virtually tapped out after months of grueling combat, went to their aces in the hole; USS Washington and USS South Dakota, a pair of fast battleships normally tasked with escorting carriers. Four destroyers screened the two battleships. The IJN force included the battleship Kirishima (sister of Hiei, and survivor of the first battle), four cruisers, and nine destroyers.* *The early stages of the night action saw the IJN... more »

How America Turned a Blind Eye to China's Growing Naval Power

James Holmes at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*James Holmes* *Security, Asia* [image: The Singapore Navy frigate RSS Supreme, guided missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon and Singapore Navy corvette RSS Vigour in the South China Sea. Flickr/U.S. Navy] China doesn’t need to command sea or sky, either partially or wholly, to prevail in a trial of arms. Admirals say the darnedest things. Over at the U.S. Naval Institute’s *Proceedings *magazine, retired U.S. Pacific Command Intelligence Chief Capt. Jim Fanell takes PACOM kahunas, past and present, to task for disparaging China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). Respect for pros... more »

Why America Can't Do What It Wants to Stop Assad

Daniel L. Davis at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Daniel L. Davis* *Security, Middle East* Assad’s atrocities aren’t a direct threat to U.S. security. On Monday, an official at the State Department gave a public briefing in which disturbing new allegations of barbaric crimes against the Syrian regime were revealed. As public officials and public citizens react with appropriate outrage, it is possible that calls for new U.S. military action against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad will again surface. The administration must resist these calls for direct military action. As hard to believe as it is, the situation could get worse i... more »

What's Different About North Korea's Latest Missile Launch (And Why Washington Should Worry)

Bruce Klingner at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Bruce Klingner* *Security, Asia* [image: A North Korean People’s Army service member photographs Rex Tillerson at the Korean border. Flickr/U.S. Forces Korea] Pyongyang’s willingness to violate UN resolutions so quickly after Moon’s inauguration shows that it will not act benevolently toward the new president. Saturday marked another breakthrough in North Korea’s broad array of missile programs. Pyongyang successfully launched a new system that could target U.S. bases in Guam. It is now one step closer to an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could eventually threate... more »

Trump and the Art of Dealing with Israel

Dov S. Zakheim at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Dov S. Zakheim* *Politics, Middle East* [image: Overlooking the Wailing Wall and Dome of the Rock. Pixabay/Public domain] Trump initially led Israel to believe that he wasn't interested in a two-state solution. Now, the president has changed his mind. Donald Trump’s electoral victory delighted the vast majority of Israelis. Whereas they viewed Barack Obama as indifferent to their country’s vital concerns virtually from the outset of his tenure, they took Trump’s campaign rhetoric literally and viewed him as a true friend of the Jewish state. Israel’s settler movement, and its su... more »

Native Solidarity Tour Europe May 20 -- June 14, 2017

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
Categories Menu Native Activists Head to Europe for Solidarity Tour From May 20th till June 14th, some activists of the Standing Rock’s movement will come to Europe for a solidarity tour called “Stand Up With Standing Rock”. In Standing Rock, North Dakota, United States, the so called “water protectors” fought against the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Thanks to

Everyone Has Forgotten That President Obama Wanted To Share Intelligence With Russia Over Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*WNU Editor: *The nice thing about doing this blog is that I keep a record of everything .... and I can search for any article that I want .... and when I want it. Also .... having 82,000 posts .... I do have a large database to sift through. So when I remembered this Washington Post story from last year .... *U.S. Offers to share Syrian intelligence on terrorist with Russia* (June 30, 2016) .... I decided to do some digging. Here is a brief collection of what I found: *A Commentary On US Intelligence Sharing In The Syrian War * (December 21, 2015) *U.S. Military And The Intellig... more »

Trump Asked Comey to Shut Down Flynn Investigation

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 3 hours ago
The White House is disputing a report that President Donald Trump asked FBI director James Comey to shut down an investigation into ousted national security adviser Michael Flynn.

Police: Man Dons Home Depot Apron to Steal Air Conditioners

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 3 hours ago
A man allegedly posed as an employee of the home improvement chain to steal air conditioners in New Hampshire.

Plant with Rotting Flesh Smell Blooms in California

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 3 hours ago
The "corpse flower" lets off a smell while blooming, that some say is akin to smelling like rotting flesh.

Journalists strike in ‘deadliest country for the media’ after the murder of yet another reporter [VIDEO]

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 4 hours ago
A number of Mexican journalists went on strike on 16 May, after the murder of yet another fellow journalist. He was the sixth to be killed so far this year. Reporters Without Borders responded by saying: This makes Mexico the world’s deadliest country for the media. Journalists strike in response to the murder of a […]

Everyone, including the media, has been taken aback by what’s happened in the Corbyn campaign [VIDEO]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 4 hours ago
Everyone, including the media, has been taken aback by what’s happening in the Corbyn campaign. And what was originally touted as potentially the largest Conservative landslide in modern history could end up as one of the biggest political upsets for the Conservatives instead. A tale of two campaigns May’s campaign has been calamitous. So far, she […]

After giving Theresa May the two-finger salute, Facebook love-bombs Jeremy Corbyn [VIDEO]

Bex Sumner at The Canary - 4 hours ago
On Monday 15 May, Theresa May’s first live-streamed interview on Facebook was met with derision and a deluge of ‘angry face’ emojis. One day later, Jeremy Corbyn live-streamed the launch of the Labour Party manifesto, and the people of Facebook love-bombed him. The love-bombing The Prime Minister’s Facebook Live Q&A session on 15 May did not go well. She lied repeatedly. The Labour […]

How Much Damage Will Trump Do Before The Republicans In Congress Grow A Pair?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Yesterday an OpEd in *USAToday*, which ran *before* the reports about Trump feeding two top Russian spies classified information, asked Can American Democracy Survive Donald Trump? I suppose it depends whose crystal ball your looking at. *USToday*'s Brian Klaas compares Trump to Turkey's authoritarian would-be dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan and wrote that it's hard not to see parallels between Trump and Erdogan. There is reason to be hopeful. American democracy has robust institutions and the framers designed resilient checks and balances. The Constitution provides an ingenious mo... more »

Sarah Palin joins Info Wars and Russian media in spreading debunked conspiracy theory in order to distract attention away from Trump scandals. Update!

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 4 hours ago
Palin's ghostwritten blog is just one of the many Right Wing outlets for fake news that are working together to spread this story. Info Wars, the Washington Examiner, Breitbart, and Fox News are also doing their part. This was the front page of Fox News for most of the day. And so is Russia Today. This is a story that was promoted by the Right Wing during the election which states that this young, a DNC staffer working on getting out the vote, was killed by a Clinton hit team because he had incriminating information that could derail her campaign. The story further states that th... more »

The American neocons and their European vassals are stealing the French vote lest the workers take command and expel the west. The second French Revolution may finally be on the horizon. Liberte, egalite, fraternite!

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 4 hours ago
------------------------------ Marine Le Pen: The French Election Was RiggedMay 9, 2017Baxter DmitryNews, World In France, if a ballot is damaged, it cannot be cast. So the political establishment, who are desperate to prevent Le Pen from taking office, arranged for the destruction of millions of Le Pen ballots. Up to one third of all ballots sent out to voters, an estimated 60% of Le Pen ballots, were destroyed at the time of mailing. Only Le Pen ballots arrived destroyed, there is not one report of a single ballot for Macron arriving destroyed. In the ... more »

The Take-Down?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 5 hours ago
Mark Hosenball and Susan Heavey. 2017, May 16. Trump asked Comey to end investigation of Michael Flynn: source. Reuters, http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-trump-russia-tweets-idUSKCN18C19Y U.S. President Donald Trump asked then-FBI Director James Comey to end the agency's investigation into ties between former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn and Russia, according to a source who has seen a memo written by Comey. The explosive new development on Tuesday followed a week of tumult at the White House after Trump fired Comey and then discussed sensitive natio... more »

Tsunamis – Deposits or Wrong Interpretation, Again

Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 5 hours ago
The following video of the Fukushima tsunami is relevant: The Aceh tsunami Waves tend to wash over land and very quickly run out of energy. So-called tsunami deposits, large gravel and sand deposits, have one irritating problem – where did … Continue reading →

New York Times: President Trump Wanted To Obstruct The FBI Investigation Into Michael Flynn

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Comey Memo Says Trump Asked Him to End Flynn Investigation* WASHINGTON — President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting. “I hope you can let this go,” the president told Mr. Comey, according to the memo. The existence of Mr. Trump’s request is the clearest evidence that the president has tried to directly influence the Justice Department and F.... more »

Interview With CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou On His New Book About Surviving Prison

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 5 hours ago
Former CIA officer and whistleblower John Kiriakou joins special episode of “Unauthorized Disclosure” to discuss his new book, “Doing Time Like A Spy.” The post Interview With CIA Whistleblower John Kiriakou On His New Book About Surviving Prison appeared first on Shadowproof.

Did DNC Staffer Seth Rich Send ‘Thousands of E-Mails’ to WikiLeaks Before He Was Murdered?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
A man claiming to be a private investigator is making uncorroborated claims about the deceased staffer.

Did Monica Lewinsky Have a Son Who Was Found Dead in New York City?

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
Articles reporting that Lewinsky's son "David" had been reported missing and was subsequently found dead in Central Park are fake.

Trump Shared Sensitive Intelligence With Russian Officials: Both Republican and Democrat Members of Congress Express Alarm

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 5 hours ago
White House May 10th photos posted to Flickr of Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov plus VP Pence’s Rabbit. This … Continue reading →

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 16, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 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 *Musa al-Gharbi, The Conversation:** Trump will likely win reelection in 2020* Most Americans don’t like Trump. Trump will most likely be reelected in 2020. How can both of these statements be true? Here’s how: Even when people are unhappy with a state of affairs, they are usually disinclined to change it. In my area of research, the cognitive and behavioral sciences, this is known as the “default effect.” Software a... more »

Untergrundgefechte in Damaskus in vollem Gang (Video)

Henri Feyerabend at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
(RUPTLY) – Eine Einheit der Nationalen Verteidigungs Kräfte (NDF, Verbündete der Syrischen Regierung) ist am Sonntag beim Anlegen eines Tunnels im Viertel Al-Tadamoun in Süd-Damaskus auf einen Tunnel bewaffneter oppositioneller Gruppen gestoßen. NDF Kommandeur Yasser spricht im Video: “Die östliche Divison der Nationalen Verteidigungs Kräfte haben einen Tunnel im Gebiet Daaboul Richtung Haret al-Baradi gegraben.” […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrische Armee in Gefechten gegen FSA im östlichen Suwaida

BEIRUT, Libanon (5:10) – Die Syrische Armee und ihre Verbündeten griffen Truppen der sogenannten Freien Syrischen Armee(FSA) an und nahmen dabei deren Positionen in den Qasr und Rajm Al-Dawlah Gebieten unter Beschuss. Russische Medien veröffentlichten Videomaterial, das die Gefechte im östlichen Suwaida zeigt. Der Angriff der Regierungstruppen folgt einem Angriff der FSA auf die Militärbasis […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

IŞİD avcıları, ABD ve Trump’a seslendi (Türkçe altyazılı video)

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
Bu yılın başında, Rusya’nın desteği ve verdiği eğitimlerle IŞİD’e karşı savaşmak için kurulan Suriye ordusundan IŞİD avcıları; ABD ve Trump’a bir mesaj gönderdi. Mart ayında IŞİD’den kurtarılan Palmira antik kenti yakınlarında çekilen videoda; ABD ve Trump’a mesaj gönderilirken, Suriye’nin yakın zamanda kurtarılacağı belirtildi. Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Rakka’ya doğru ilerleyen Suriye ordusu 3 köyü IŞİD’den kurtardı

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
Suriye ordusu, bu akşam saatlerinde IŞİD’e büyük bir darbe vurarak Halep doğusunda yer alan Cerah hava üssü güneyindeki 3 köyü kontrol altına almayı başardı. Kaplan Kuvvetleri öncülüğünde IŞİD’in savunma hatlarına sızan taarruz birlikleri; Cerah Saghir, Mahdumah ve Baylunah köylerini yoğun çatışmaların ardından kurtardı. Al Masdar saha muhabiri İbrahim Jodueh’in verdiği bilgilere göre çatışmalar sırasında […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russian Navy vessels cross Bosphorus under heavy guard due to possible IS attacks

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
Turkish intelligence has received information about possible attacks by militants of the Islamic State (IS, terror group, outlawed in Russia) on Russian naval ships, which pass through the Bosphorus, Turkey’s Haberturk has reported. According to the paper, the Islamic State allegedly has plans to shell Russian warships with long barreled guns or portable missile launchers. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Why Trump's White House leaks

Frederic Lemieux, Professor and Program Director of the Master's Degree in Applied Intelligence, Georgetown University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 6 hours ago
Trump and Lavrov in the Oval Office on May 10, 2017. (Russian Foreign Ministry via AP) Russian Foreign Ministry via AP According to the Washington Post, President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and members of his delegation during a May 10 meeting in the Oval Office. In a May 15 story, the Post reported that White House staffers tried to contain the damage by striking Trump’s allegedly inappropriate comments from internal memos. So how did the Washington Post get the story? The newspaper story cites “current and f... more »

An investigation just caught the UK media trying incredibly hard to keep Corbyn out of Number 10

James Wright at The Canary - 6 hours ago
An academic investigation has caught the UK media trying incredibly hard to keep Jeremy Corbyn out of Number 10. The mainstream TV and newspaper media are pushing the agenda of the Conservative Party within their coverage, according to an investigation from Loughborough University. The Conservatives are the “most frequently reported” and “most extensively quoted” party, […]

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Trump's First 100 Days

Charles Scaliger at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: trump-s-first-100-days] Before his term in office started, no one could say for certain what the tempestuous Donald Trump would actually do. To the surprise of many, he has begun keeping his promises.

Trump Honors Law Enforcement by Proclaiming National Police Week

Warren Mass at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: trump-honors-law-enforcement-by-proclaiming-national-police-week] At the conclusion of a day during which he proclaimed May 15 as Peace Officers Memorial Day and May 14 through May 20 as Police Week, President Trump ordered that the White House be illuminated in blue lights to honor our nation’s law enforcement officers.

Was Murdered DNC Staffer WikiLeaks' Source of Leaked DNC E-mails?

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: was-murdered-dnc-staffer-wikileaks-source-of-leaked-dnc-e-mails] When 27-year-old DNC staffer Seth Rich was shot dead in Washington, D.C., on July 8, 2016 — just as the news of WikiLeaks publishing a trove of damning DNC e-mails was rocking the establishment — there were rumors and suggestions that Rich may have been the source of the leaked e-mails. Now, a private investigator says there is evidence that shows he was.

The big question: who was behind the NHS malware?

Hari at Ripped-off Britons - 6 hours ago
Fee and KJ hazard a guess... SOURCE PUBLIC SECTOR EXECUTIVE: Lib Dems join Labour in pledge to scrap 1% public sector pay cap Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron has pledged to put an end to the government’s 1% public sector pay cap and uprate wages in line with inflation, a commitment that is in line with Labour’s pledges according to its leaked manifesto. Farron, who accused the

Tuesday Night Cat Blogging

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 6 hours ago
Upturned cats.


gail zawacki at Wit's End - 6 hours ago

Talk About Stepping on Your Own Dick

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 6 hours ago
"We are a family who is committed to facts, not fake evidence that surfaces every few months to fill the void and distract law enforcement and the general public from finding Seth's murderers," a spokesman for Seth Rich's family said today. Great. Now Trump's got *them* doing it with the "fake news" accusations. But the Rich family's denial of what's come out today is highly unusual because they've thrown their own private dick under the bus. That private eye's name is Rod Wheeler, a retired DC-area homicide detective who was ostensibly paid for by a right wing busine... more »

Claims US intelligence partnerships jeopardised by ‘Trumpleak’ are baseless. Here’s why.

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 7 hours ago
[image: Benhall Aerial View] No country will risk its valuable intelligence partnership with the US because of something Donald Trump might have said to the Russians. The post Claims US intelligence partnerships jeopardised by ‘Trumpleak’ are baseless. Here’s why. appeared first on The Duran.

Why Living With Less Can Actually Make You Happier

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Phillip Schneider* - According to a number of studies, an increase in income is unlikely to help you find happiness. The post Why Living With Less Can Actually Make You Happier appeared first on Waking Times.

World News Briefs -- May 16, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
A combination photo shows U.S. President Donald Trump (L) in the House of Representatives in Washington, U.S., on February 28, 2017 and FBI Director James Comey in Washington U.S. on July 7, 2016. REUTERS/Jim Lo Scalzo/Pool, Gary Cameron/File Photo *Washington Times:* *Comey memo says Trump asked FBI to end Michael Flynn investigation: Reports* A February memo by FBI Director James Comey reportedly says that President Trump asked him to shut down the investigation of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn. The New York Times reported Tuesday that the memo details a convers... more »

University of Missouri to Cut 400 Positions Amid Budget Woes

cmaadmin at Diverse - 7 hours ago
COLUMBIA, Mo. — The University of Missouri expects to cut 400 positions amid enrollment drops and cuts in state funding. The Kansas City Star reports that Interim Chancellor Garnett Stokes spoke about the cuts with faculty, students and staff at a campus forum Monday. Stokes says at least half of the positions to be cut […]

Michigan Senate Votes to Make Flint Eligible for Scholarship Program

cmaadmin at Diverse - 7 hours ago
LANSING, Mich. — High school graduates from Flint could qualify for college scholarships under legislation that would make the city eligible for a Promise Zone. The Senate approved the bill 35-2 Tuesday. It goes to the House, where a similar measure died last year in a committee whose chairman has since left the Legislature due […]

Raimondo Says She’s Willing to Scale Back Free Tuition Plan

cmaadmin at Diverse - 7 hours ago
PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Gov. Gina Raimondo said Tuesday she might have to scale back her plan to provide two years of free tuition at public colleges. A larger-than-expected revenue shortfall disclosed by state fiscal officials last week has complicated final negotiations between the Democratic governor and state legislators writing the budget for the fiscal year […]

Donald Trump defends sharing classified information with Russia, and now we know where he got that information.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 7 hours ago
So Erdogan you wanna hear some classified information? I know some. And I can share it cause I'm the president.Courtesy of the New York Times: *A day after his advisers disputed a news article about the conversation, the president focused instead on justifying what he did and blaming those who disclosed it. In a series of early-morning posts on Twitter, he said he had the “absolute right” to give “facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety” to Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador. * *Asked about the conversation by reporters during a later appearance with Recep T... more »

Did a Biplane Buzz a Los Angeles Beach in 1911?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
An image purportedly showing a biplane flying low over a California beach is actually an early example of photographic manipulation.

Azerbaijan Destroys Armenian Air Defence System In Nagorno-Karabakh

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*RFE:* *Azerbaijan Hits Armenian Missile System In Nagorno-Karabakh* The Defense Ministry of Azerbaijan says it has destroyed an Armenian air defense missile system in the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh. Nagorno-Karabakh is officially part of Azerbaijan, but Armenia-backed separatists seized control of the mainly ethnic-Armenian populated region during the early 1990s in a war that killed some 30,000 people. Diplomatic efforts to resolve the conflict during the last 25 years have brought little progress. *Read more* .... *More News On Azerbaijan Destroying An Armenian Air D... more »

Islamic State On The Brink Of Defeat In Mosul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*VOA*:* Iraq Says IS Near Defeat in Mosul* The Iraqi military says it has surrounded Islamic State jihadists in the Iraqi city of Mosul, and the extremist group only controls about 10 percent of the area in the western half of the city. Brigadier General Yahya Rasool, a spokesman for the joint operations in Iraq, said Tuesday the militants now control only about 12 square kilometers of land in the Old City following a seven-month U.S.-backed campaign to remove the terrorists from Mosul. “We reassure everyone that, in a very short time, God willing, we will declare the liberation ... more »

BUMPED TO THE TOP AND UPDATED: Shape Shifters Get together at the White House

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 7 hours ago
*UPDATED: May 16, 2017* The White House Press Conference between Presidents Erdogan of Turkey and President Trump of USA has taken place and is recorded on video here. h/t The Duran for the report. The only unexpected reference in *Erdogan's remarks was his reference to the April 4th so-called "chemical attack" in Syria as if this war crime had in fact taken place and/or was committed by Syria...and his approval of Trump's 59 missile response*. This remark will not endear him to Syria *or its allies* in the war on the Western and Turkish backed terrorists. It makes me think tha... more »

Explaining Laura Kuenssberg's Bias

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
There's a headline. It's from the BBC, written by no less a figure than the corporation's chief political editor. Not something up to the standards expected, you might say. As readers know, I tend not to moan much about the recipient of the licence fee. As a general rule, its news coverage is much better than most and where it fails in impartiality, it can make up in balance - particularly with regard to its flagship current affairs programme, *Question Time*. But there have been plenty of Labour people outraged by the behaviour of senior BBC journalists of late. Here are some much... more »

Coroner Rules South Carolina Teen Died of Rare Caffeine-Induced Arrhythmia

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
An autopsy carried out after the 26 April 2017 death of South Carolina teen Davis Cripe shows that he died of a heart problem related to caffeine consumption.

Did President Obama Refuse to Turn the White House Blue to Honor Fallen Police?

David Emery at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
President Trump ordered the White House lit up in blue to commemorate Peace Officers Memorial Day 2017, prompting comparisons to former President Barack Obama.

Grocery Store Rescues Food and Will Give It Away to Those Who Need It

Waking Times at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Anna Hunt* - Why should we be excited about a new grocery store? Because this new store is giving away rescued food, in addition to offering it up for sale. The post Grocery Store Rescues Food and Will Give It Away to Those Who Need It appeared first on Waking Times.

Are Concerns Over EMP Attack From North Korea Overblown?

Bob Adelmann at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: are-concerns-over-emp-attack-from-north-korea-overblown] While the mainstream media is focusing most of its attention on North Korea’s missile tests, it is largely ignoring what some are calling the rogue nation’s real threat: Launching an EMP attack via one of its satellites.

A Lifelong Democrat? Robert Lee Ahn Is Not!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*Republican money has flooded into Ahn's campaign war chest* *As part of our series on "ex"-Republicans, we have a guest post today by Paul Ahrens, one of my neighbors in Northeast Los Angeles. Paul has been a member of the entertainment labor union IATSE for 30 years and has served as Assistant Business Agent of IATSE Local 44 since 2004. He's a member of the California Democratic State Central Committee and votes in CA-34. I think it's pretty safe to assume he won't be voting for wealthy "ex"-Republican Robert Lee Ahn next month's congressional election.* *-by Paul Ahrens* On the... more »

Mainstream Media Outlet Calls for the Execution of Anti-vaxxers

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
[image: vaxxers]The media outlet, which is also a former arm of Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, just said that anti-vaxxers should be hanged

Cops Shoot, Handcuff 15yo Boy, Left Him in the Street for Hours as He Bled to Death

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
[image: street]A Bridgeport, CT teen was shot and allegedly lay dying on the street without any medical attention given to him as he bled to death.

Arrested for Opposing Destroyers - Should be Building Wind Turbines & Rail Systems at BIW

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
We should be building offshore wind turbines and commuter rail systems here in Bath, Maine at the Navy shipyard instead of destroyers outfitted with cruise missiles and so-called 'missile defense' systems. Seven of us from the Aegis 9 appeared in West Bath District Court today for our arraignment. We all plead not-guilty.... two from our group had hired a lawyer to send in the paperwork for them since they could not be away from work. We were arrested at Bath Iron Works (owned by General Dynamics) on April 1 for blocking a gate during a 'christening' ceremony for a new warship. ... more »

Sally Yates does her first sit down interview since being fired with Anderson Cooper tonight.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 8 hours ago
Former acting Attorney General Sally Yates tells @AC360 that the Russians had "real leverage" over Michael Flynn https://t.co/oQtwNi4BFO pic.twitter.com/SE4OfAoMBU — CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) May 16, 2017 Well I know what I am going to be riveted to this evening. Here is more courtesy of Politico: *The Russian government had “real leverage” over former national security adviser Michael Flynn when he was fired by President Donald Trump, former acting Attorney General Sally Yates said in an interview that aired Tuesday morning. * *Yates informed the White House that Flynn had mi... more »

The U.S. Army Is Playing 'Transformers' with One of Its Most Lethal Rifles

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * The service’s so-called M4 Product Improvement Program, or PIP, is a far-reaching initiative to upgrade the Army’s entire current inventory of M4 rifles into higher-tech, durable and more lethal M4A1 weapons. *Within the last few years, the Army did conduct a “market survey” with which to explore a host of additional upgrades to the M4A1; These previous considerations, called the M4A1+ effort, analyzed by Army developers and then shelved. Among the options explored by the Army and industry included the use of a “flash suppressor,” camoflauge, removable ... more »

Bradley Manning less than 24 hours away from prison release

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 8 hours ago
[image: manning] The world's most famous whistle blower is still young, but his life has been one of almost constant suffering. The post Bradley Manning less than 24 hours away from prison release appeared first on The Duran.

New Mexicans call for clean energy at PNM shareholders meeting

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
New Mexicans rally in support of PNM shareholder resolutions to protect consumers, climate As a large crowd outside Public Service Company of New Mexico's Albuquerque headquarters called for more clean energy, shareholders inside considered resolutions to direct the company to take into account the risks of climate change to its finances and to ratepayers. The first

Dog refused to leave his owner who got injured and lost consciousness after a fall

White Wolf at White Wolf - 9 hours ago
Tony even wanted to jump into the ambulance, but was later reunited with his owner. His human, who is recovering well, says: “For me he’s like a son” Meet Tony, the loyal doggie who didn’t leave his owner’s side after the man injured himself falling 6 feet down on the concrete sidewalk when pruning a tree outside his home on Saturday. The owner, whose name is Jesus Hueche, hit his head and lost consciousness – but the puppy was there by his side up until the ambulance arrived. All while doctors were putting a neck brace on Hueche, the doggie was still hugging his owner, as if tell... more »

1 in 5 Child Deaths In London Borough Caused by Parents Being 'Close Relatives'

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
This Breitbart report http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/05/16/1-in-5-child-deaths-in-london-borough-caused-by-parents-being-close-relatives/ contains some truths that are too inconvenient for the BBC to report. 'The council's report found between 2008 and 2016, 19 per cent of child deaths in the borough were caused by infants being born to "consanguineous relationships" — marriage or otherwise sexual relations between couples who are first cousins or closer.' That's in Redbridge, but I presume similar problems will be occurring in other areas with large populations of Pakistan... more »

Was a Pregnant Woman Raped by a Muslim Refugee in Michigan?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
A false story used photographs of an Argentinian domestic abuse survivor to advance a claim with no basis in fact.

Are the ‘Rainbow Mountains of Peru’ Real?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
Although a photograph does show a real location in Peru, the colors of the mountains appear to have been digitally enhanced.

New Jersey Congressman Calls Bank Executive an Opposition ‘Ringleader’ in Letter to Her Employer

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
Saily Avelenda resigned from Lakeland Bank after her boss questioned her political activities, but says the letter was not her primary reason for leaving.

"American Vendée"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*Click image for larger size.* *"American Vendée"* by The Zman "When we had schools, Americans learned about the French Revolution, mostly as a peasant uprising against the king. The storming of the Bastille is usually characterized as the riff-raff reaching their breaking point and taking control of a the dungeon the king used to imprison his political opponents. While the fortress was a symbol of royal authority, it was hardly a tool of royal oppression. The Bastille, when it was stormed, had just seven prisoners. There were four forgers, two lunatics and one degenerate aristoc... more »

"The Only Cure..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"We spend our whole lives worrying about the future, planning for the future, trying to predict the future. As if figuring it out will somehow cushion the blow. But the future is always changing. The future is the home of of our deepest fears, and our wildest hopes. But one thing is certain: When it finally reveals itself, the future is never the way we imagined it. We’re all susceptible to it. The dread and anxiety of not knowing what’s coming. It’s pointless in the end. Because all the worrying, and all the making of plans for things that could, or could not happen, it only makes ... more »

"How Free Money Fails"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"How Free Money Fails"* by Paul Rosenberg "You might think that throwing free money into an economy would create a permanent party, but it never quite turns out that way. And I think it’s important to understand why. After all, we’ve been watching a free-money party since 2008, and if it ends, the morning after figures to be deep and dark. *What if They Built a Building and No One Came?* One of the primary uses of all the free money since 2008 has been real estate, aka building lots of shiny new buildings. But how many of those buildings do we really need? And what happens when w... more »

Black Mesa Water Coalition 'Food Sovereignty' on KTNN

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Tune into AM 660 or online at: www.ktnnonline.com ----------------------- Featured speakers:h ✚ Alicia Tsosie with Grand Canyon Trust's Native American Program ✚ Aretta Begay with Diné Bé Iiná (Navajo Lifeway)...✚ Lilian Hill with Hopi Tutskwa Permaculture Institute✚ Roberto Nutlouis with BMWC's Restorative Economy Program and Diné translator✚ Dana Eldridge to help facilitate and speak

Merchants of Death and the Neoliberal Global Order I

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 9 hours ago
See below a synopsis of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute's estimated arms sales globally: Samuel Stebbins and Thomas C. Frohlich (3/27/2017). 20 companies profiting the most from war. MSN, http://www.msn.com/en-us/money/savingandinvesting/20-companies-profiting-the-most-from-war/ar-AAmTAzm National security and warfare are big business. The U.S. government spent $598.5 billion, over half of its discretionary budget, on military and weapons technology in 2015. The 100 largest arms-producing and military services companies across the globe sold an estimated $37... more »

Is something "wrong" with Donald J. Trump?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017Mainstreamers still don't want to ask:* Most mornings, we start by looking at certain news sites. After last night's craziness, we found ourselves doing something different this morning. We reread the start of King Lear. You can accomplish that here! Was the famous monarch "mentally ill" in some way? Was he suffering some form of "dementia?" It seems to us that Shakespeare said yes. At any rate, Lear's behavior at the start of the play is not unlike Donald J. Trump's. (Lear insisted on getting conned by the grifters Goneril and Regan. Trump is now said to s... more »

Grassroots America Finally Wakes up to the Healthcare Insurance Swindle

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*Tom MacArthur Town Hall Speech* *in Willingboro New Jersey* *h/t to Occurrences for the video* I have written several posts about the Healthcare Crisis in the US...as seen from the perspective of a Canadian who has always enjoyed Canadian Universal Government-run Healthcare. I have always said the same thing. In 2003, I travelled to New York City for a holiday in February. While there, there was the "snow storm of the century" and we were holed up in our hotel room for a day or so watching US TV non-stop. Every half hour or less, *there was a Health Care Insurance Company comme... more »

BREAKING: Syrian Army liberates three villages from ISIS in renewed push towards Raqqa

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:20 P.M.) – On Tuesday evening, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) smashed through the Islamic State’s defensive line in eastern Aleppo and liberated three villages south of Jirah Airbase. Led by the Tiger Forces, SAA assault units penetrated the Maskanah Plains and took control over the villages of Jarrah Saghir, Mahdoumah and Baylonah […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Beyaz Saray: ABD, Suriye krizini çözmek için Rusya ve İran ile çalışmaya açık

Emre Köse at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
Trump yönetimi, Suriye krizini sona erdirmek için İran ve Rusya ile çalışmaya açık olduğunu söyledi. Beyaz Saray sözcüsü Sean Spicer dün yaptığı konuşmada, “ABD, istikrarlı ve birleşik Suriye’ye dönüşen bir çözüm bulmak için hem Rusya hem de İran’la birlikte çalışmaya açık.” dedi. Spicer, “Ancak Suriye’deki şiddete son vermek adına birlikte çalışmamız için Rusya ve İran, Esad rejiminin […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Yemen’in başkenti Sana’da kolera salgını nedeniyle olağanüstü hal ilan edildi

Emre Köse at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
Yemen’in başkenti Sana’da kolera salgını nedeniyle mevcut yönetim tarafından olağanüstü hal ilan edildi. Sana yerel meclisinden sorumlu genel sekreter Amin Jamaan, kuşatma ortamı içinde başlayan kolera salgını nedeniyle kentte olağanüstü hal ilan etti. Sana hastanelerindeki sağlık personellerinin çoğunluğunun Yemen’deki diğer tüm kamu görevlileri gibi geçtiğimiz Ekim ayından bu yana maaşlarının ödenemediği bilgisi veriliyor. Olağanüstü hal kararı, Uluslararası Kızılhaç […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Rus senatör: ABD’nin ‘toplu infaz’ iddiaları barış görüşmelerini baltalamak için bir taktik

Emre Köse at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
Rusya Federasyon Konseyi Dışişleri Komitesi’nden senatör Konstantin Kosaçev bugün gazetecilere verdiği demeçte, Washington’ın Suriye’de mahkumların toplu olarak infaz edildiği hakkında ortaya attığı yeni ”sansasyonel” ifadelerin güvenilir olmadığını ve bunun savaş nedeniyle yara almış ülkedeki barış sürecini baltalamayı amaçladığını söyledi. ABD Dışişleri Bakanlığı dün yaptığı açıklamada, Suriye’nin başkenti Şam yakınlarındaki Sednaya hapishanesinde 50 kadar mahkumun toplu olarak öldürüldüğünü […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Husilerden Suudi destekli güçlere ağır darbe

Emre Köse at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
Suudi Arabistan liderliğindeki koalisyona bağlı güçler, Yemen ordusu ve Husilerin saldırıları neticesinde Yemen’in güneyinde yer alan Dhala eyaletinin Juban kentindeki son kalesini de kaybetti. Al-Masdar’a konuşan bir askeri kaynak, ”Juban kenti ordu ve Husi halk komitelerinin tam kontrolü altındadır. Bu, Husiler ve müttefiklerinin daha önce Suudi destekli güçlerin Juban kenti çevresinde kalan konumları üzerine yürüttükleri güçlü bir saldırı sayesinde mümkün […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Video Map: Deir Hafer to Jirah Airbase (May 16, 2017): East Aleppo – Syrian War Update

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
THIS NARRATION SCRIPT IS THE INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY OF OZ ANALYSIS BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 P.M.) – In hindsight, the pro-government operations in the eastern Aleppo countryside which have been taking place since late-January 2017, can be divided into at least two greater missions so far. The first mission, which was covered two months ago by OZ […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Trump remains ‘open’ to working with Russia and Iran on solving Syria crisis, – White House

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
(JTA) The Trump administration said it was open to working with Iran and Russia to end the Syria conflict. “The United States remains open to working together with both Russia and Iran to find a solution that leads to a stable and united Syria,” Sean Spicer, the White House spokesman, said Monday in opening remarks […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Underground warfare in full swing in Damascus countryside (VIDEO)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
(RUPTLY) On Sunday, a unit of National Defence Forces (NDF, allied to Syrian government) discovered a tunnel reportedly dug by an anti-government armed group, while digging their own tunnel in Al-Tadamon neighbourhood in southern Damascus. Yasser, NDF unit commander, says: “The eastern division of the National Defence Forces have dug a tunnel in the Daaboul […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Sana’a declares state of emergency amid cholera epidemic raging in Yemen

Naseh Shaker at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
SANA’A, YEMEN (7:10 P.M.) – Amin Jamaan, Secretary-General of the local council of Yemeni capital of Sana’a, declared state of emergency in the city due to the upsurge of cholera epidemic victims which comes amid complete siege imposed on Yemen on land, air and sea sharply worsening the situation. Adding insult to injury, majority of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Doğu Guta’da iç çatışmalar devam ederken siviller hükümet kontrolündeki bölgelere kaçıyor

Emre Köse at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
Doğu Guta’da geçtiğimiz haftalarda başlayan ve hala devam eden Ceyş’ul İslam ve Tahrir’uş Şam grupları arasındaki iç çatışma devam ediyor. Kısa süre önce Doğu Guta’da yer alan Kabun semtindeki cihatçılar, Suriye ordusuna teslim olurken Suriye ordusunun ablukasındaki Doğu Guta bölgesinde cihatçı gruplar arasındaki iç hesaplaşma henüz sonlanabilmiş değil. Doğu Guta’da iç çatışmaların yarattığı yıkım ve […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIS in Mossul kurz vor dem K.O. irakische Armee befreit vier weitere Viertel (Karte)

Henri Feyerabend at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
DAMASKUS, SYRIEN (05:10) – Die Irakischen Streitkräfte waren in den letzten 48 Stunden sehr produktiv, befreiten 4 Stadtviertel von Mossul und haben ISIS so mit dem Rücken zur Wand am Fluß Tigris gestellt. Das Vordringen in die Enklave des Islamischen Staats mit überwältigender zahlenmäßiger Überlegenheit nahm Fahrt auf und die Irakische Armee erlangte volle Kontrolle […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Süveyda: Suriye ordusu, ABD ve Ürdün destekli militanlara karşı taarruz başlattı

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
Suriye ordusu ve müttefikleri; Süveyda’nın doğu kırsalında bulunan, ABD ve Ürdün destekli ÖSO militanlarına karşı taarruza geçti. Bir el Kasr ekseninde taarruza geçen birlikler; yoğun topçu desteği eşliğinde bölgedeki ÖSO mevzilerini vurmaya başladı.Ordu tarafından bu taarruz kararının, militanların Khalkalah hava üssüne yapılan saldırının hemen ardından alındığı bildirildi. ABD ve Ürdün tarafından desteklenen bu güçler; IŞİD’in bölgeden […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

This Journalist’s GoPro Saves Him From An ISIS Sniper’s Bullet [VIDEO]

Russ Read at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Russ Read* *Security, * What can't this camera do? A photo journalist in Iraq narrowly escaped death after an Islamic State sniper shot the GoPro camera hanging from his neck. The sniper’s bullet struck Ammar Alwaely while he was on location in Mosul, Iraq, The Sun reported Tuesday. Owen Holdaway, a journalist for The Sun, caught the dramatic incident on video. Reporter get his GoPro shot off his chest by a sniper #WoWGIF #GIF pic.twitter.com/RU5r721hmS — WoW GIF (@wow_gif) May 16, 2017 “At first I did not know what happened. I fell to the floor and could not turn around to ... more »

Trump's Leakers Have Only Made Things Worse

Daniel McCarthy at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Daniel McCarthy* *Security, Americas* [image: Donald Trump speaks with Sergey Lavrov in the Oval Office. Flickr/The White House] Can an anonymous source who does this much damage be taken at face value? Suppose that a few months before 9/11, another country’s spies discovered that Islamist radicals were preparing to hijack airliners and fly them into buildings, with the United States as an obvious target. Would Americans expect that country to give us a warning? Would we be understanding if it failed to do so, on the grounds that protecting its own intelligence-gathering capabi... more »

$16 Billion U.S. Air Force T-X Competition: Who Will Win?

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * Boeing? Leonardo? Northrop Grumman? Lockheed? Who? If the U.S. Air Force chooses Boeing’s submission for its T-X advanced jet trainer competition, the company expects to build the aircraft in Saint Louis, Missouri. The move would generate up to 1,800 jobs in the Midwestern city and keep the company’s plant open for the foreseeable future after production of the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler inevitably comes to a close. Boeing has thus far built two prototype T-X aircraft for the Air Force’s competition. “Our highly skilled St. Louis wor... more »

How China Could Defeat America in Asia (And Never Fire a Shot)

Grant Newsham at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Grant Newsham* *Security, Asia* One would think American leaders would know better after recent experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan that you underestimate adversaries or overestimate yourself at your own peril. Perhaps owing to being dominant for so long, American leaders sometimes appear so confident of winning in wartime that they are myopic about what happens during peacetime – the so-called “phase zero” in US military terms. Consider Asia. It’s not that US forces aren’t busy in the region, but rather there’s been a longstanding indifference towards China’s military buildup... more »

Fact: There’s No "Silver Bullet" To Stop a North Korean ICBM

Adam Cabot at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Adam Cabot* *Security, Asia* And yes, that is a huge problem. Australians need to face reality. There’s no viable defence against ICBMs fitted with nuclear warheads. If North Korea develops this technology it will have the capability to devastate cities in South Korea, Japan, Australia, the United States and other parts of the globe. A nuclear first strike by Pyongyang would have devastating consequences. Let’s look at missile defense as an option. There’s been much talk of THAAD and Aegis. These are very advanced capable systems but they can’t protect against a determined ICB... more »

Video: Could Kabul Fall to the Taliban?

Daniel L. Davis, Harry J. Kazianis at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Daniel L. Davis, Harry J. Kazianis* *Security, Middle East* Afghanistan may be the most unstable it has been in a decade. *Editor's Note**: In our latest Facebook Live interview (please like our **Facebook page** to see more of these events) **Harry* *Kazianis**, Director of Defense studies at the Center for the National Interest, sat down with Lt. Col. **Daniel L. Davis** (Ret.), a senior fellow at Defense Priorities, to discuss future of Afghanistan and the Taliban’s reemergence.* *Daniel Davis recently wrote an article on the needs of the U.S. Army and the skills its next sec... more »

The firing of James Comey: Psychology helps explain what Trump got wrong

Robert Jervis, Adlai E. Stevenson Professor of International Politics, Columbia University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 10 hours ago
People protest Comey's firing in Los Angeles on May 10, 2017. AP Photo/Reed Saxon Why has President Trump failed to convince anyone other than his ardent supporters that he was justified in firing FBI Director James Comey? Even more, why did he fail to realize that the firing would call up strong objections, not only from Democrats, but from many Republicans? The psychology of perception and decision-making helps us here. As I have shown in several books, assuming people are completely rational will mislead us. We need to grasp what people see – and what they miss – if we are to fa... more »

Comey & The Saturday Night Massacre

Patrick J. Buchanan at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: comey-the-saturday-night-massacre] Where Nixon decapitated his Justice Department and shut down the special prosecutor's office, Trump simply fired an FBI director who agreed that Trump had every right to do so.

'Russiagate' -- National Security Threat...Or Just Politics?

Daniel McAdams at 10 hours ago
The latest "Russiagate" breathless revelation is that President Trump revealed secret information to the Russians in the Oval office. The Washington Post cites unnamed "former and current" intelligence sources for the leaked information. The leakers were obviously not in the room, but National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster who was in the room and refuted the claims was buried in the eighth paragraph. What's behind frenzy? Differences in policy? Do the Democrats and their new neocon allies oppose Trump's plans for military escalation in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, and elsewhere? Or is... more »

What was Flynn's "underlying conduct?"

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017Cooper to interview Yates:* Anderson Cooper is going to air an interview Sally Yates tonight. The interview has already been taped. Let's hope he asked her a basic question concerning Michael Flynn. In "Trump years," it seems like it happened long ago. In fact, it has only been eight days since Yates testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. She described the warnings she delivered to White House counsel Don McGahn—warnings concerning the mighty Flynn. She said she warned McGahn about an array of problems, including Flynn's "underlying conduct:" YATES ... more »

7yo Autistic Boy Cuffed, Kidnapped By Police, Held for 6 Days – for Acting Out at School

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: school]A 7-year-old boy with autism 'acted out' in school — so he was handcuffed and kidnapped by police who then kept him from his parents for 6 days.

Is Israel The Source Of The Intelligence Leak That President Trump Shared With The Russians?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
President Trump escorting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel into the White House in February. Credit Stephen Crowley/The New York Times *New York Times:* *Israel Said to Be Source of Secret Intelligence Trump Disclosed to Russians* WASHINGTON — The classified intelligence that President Trump disclosed in a meeting last week with Russian officials at the White House was provided by Israel, according to a current and a former American official familiar with how the United States obtained the information. The revelation adds a potential diplomatic complication to the episo... more »

Commentaries And Analysis On Reports That President Trump Shared Intelligence On ISIS With The Russians

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
US President Donald Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov © Russian Foreign Ministry / Global Look Press *Washington Post editorial*: *Trump can’t be trusted with sensitive information — and now the world knows* PRESIDENT TRUMP’S disclosure of highly classified information to senior Russian officials was the most disturbing demonstration yet that he is dangerously unprepared to handle sensitive national security matters. On Tuesday, Mr. Trump essentially confirmed a Post report that he provided details of the Islamic State’s plotting of airline attacks to Russian Foreig... more »

Reactions To Reports On President Trump Sharing Classified Information With Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
A television plays a news report on U.S. President Donald Trump's recent Oval Office meeting with Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as night falls on offices and the entrance of the West Wing White House in Washington, U.S. May 15, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst *New York Times: **Right and Left React to Trump’s Sharing Classified Information With Russia, and More* The political news cycle is fast, and keeping up can be overwhelming. Trying to find differing perspectives worth your time is even harder. That’s why we have scoured the internet for political writing from the righ... more »

Presidents Erdogan and Trump hold an uncomfortable looking press conference

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 11 hours ago
[image: rqi] Both leaders looked exhausted The post Presidents Erdogan and Trump hold an uncomfortable looking press conference appeared first on The Duran.

Guess what Silvio Berlusconi just said about Emmanuel Macron’s wife

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 11 hours ago
[image: Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi gestures during a right-wing youth party meeting in Rome September 9, 2009. Reports that 30 women attended 18 parties hosted by Berlusconi and some were paid to have sex with guests have added to the Italian leader's problems at a time of speculation that his grip on power may be weakening. A cabinet source said there was no comment on the reports on Wednesday in Corriere della Sera and La Stampa -- two respected Italian dailies -- suggesting Berlusconi indulged his taste for young women on a larger scale than hitherto suspected. REUT... more »

Israeli Government Minister calls for assassination of President Assad and war on Iran

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 11 hours ago
[image: terrorist] The shocking statement has yet to be condemned by the United Nations. The post Israeli Government Minister calls for assassination of President Assad and war on Iran appeared first on The Duran.

Albania proves that failed states can also be imperial aggressors

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 11 hours ago
[image: BUDAK, BOSNIA - HERZEGOVINA - JULY 12: The remains of Srebrenica victims are seen at a mass grave as International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP) forensic anthropologists work on an excavation at the Budak mass grave in the Srebrenica Municipality on July 12, 2005 in Bosnia Herzegovina. The site is a secondary grave site - 600 victims were killed and buried in a primary location and later 100 of them were transferred to this secondary grave. The mortal remains at this site were allegedly moved to be buried here from sites at Glogova with heavy machinery and ballistic a... more »

Did a Hunter Claim He Was Sexually Assaulted by a Sasquatch?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
Rumors that a man claimed he was set upon by Bigfoot while on a hunting trip are just fake news.

Percy Deal, before the NGS Stakeholders Meeting, Phoenix May 16, 2017

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
. LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 ● Percy Deal, Diné CARE, deal.percy@gmail.com Navajo residents believe that those making key decisions about the future of NGS have a moral obligation to address justice and equity Statement by Percy Deal, before the NGS Stakeholders Meeting, Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday,

Israel Minister: 'The Time Has Come To Assassinate Bashar Assad'

Tyler Durden at 11 hours ago
[image: undefined] Israel's Housing and Construction Minister Yoav Galant called for the assassination of Syrian President Bashar Assad following yesterday's US State Department report that the Syrian regime was using a prison crematorium to hide mass killings outside Damascus, the Jerusalem Post reported. Speaking at a conference outside Jerusalem, Galant, a retired Israeli Defence Forces general, said that in light of recent allegations that Assad’s regime carried out mass executions and burned the bodies of the victims, he had to be killed. "The reality in which people are exec... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 11 hours ago
This is Erick Erickson writing about Blabbermouthgate: I tend to take these stories about the President with a grain of salt. We have seen key details of a number of salacious stories retracted within 48 hours. The media hates the President so much that they’ll run a negative story about him without very much provocation. Anti-Trump sources embedded within the administration in the career civil service, etc. will leak to the press and confirmation bias sets in. Yes, extreme hostility toward Trump on the part of the media and civil servants is really uncalled for! This is also Erick... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Not Quite Satire: "Sally Cone Hits the Dating Scene: Kind of Weird, but Maybe…"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Sally Cone Hits the Dating Scene: Kind of Weird, but Maybe…"* by Fred Reed "Oh Lord, where is my Haldol? Recently I saw online a documentary on sex robots. The reporteress, a short-haired woman seething with quiet indignation, Viewed With Alarm the very idea. Progress is rapid on these love assistants, she said. They move. Some do, anyway. They talk, but not too much. Before long they will have skin-temperature silicone. Today we have all those deplorable men sitting home, lonely and isolated, choking their chickens and pondering suicide. Soon they will instead be rocking and ro... more »

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