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Thomas Paine

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Tuesday, May 16, 2017

16 May - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:30 pm MDT

Breaking News: Facebook Bans Fort Russ Editor, Joaquin Flores

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*Fort Russ is one of the preeminent sources* *of Russian News in the West* I am having trouble posting this morning. Blogger is infested with keyboard glitches. But when I read the following story I decided to 'power through' and post this important development about that sly globalist propaganda spyware, the so called social media communicator, "Facebook". When I read stories like this as I did this morning, it just serves to reinforce two strong convictions that I have had for some time now. The first is that Facebook is a bag of Sh!t...and the second is that WWIII has already... more »

James Petrus: US Betraying Turkey- Remaking the Middle East/Asia/Africa

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*FINALLY!!* Someone way more mainstream then myself is saying that which has been said here, yet obfuscated by others, for years..* A sigh of relief*. My question is where has Mr Petrus been all these years? Same as all the other alternative media, missing in action? Why?! I suppose this means the rest of the *so called* (Yes, I'm intending the sarcasm) alt media will finally start talking about the remake the region plan, already long at play? *James Petrus via Dissident Voice* *JP:** "For the past 20 years Washington has aggressively pursued the age-old imperial strategy of ‘div... more »

Seth Rich: Don't mess with the Clinton machine...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*because that's how people end up DOT (dead over there)* I'm sorry you had to find out the hard way. I wouldn't expect a 27 year old libtard to believe that the Clinton's could be capable of such deeds. I also wouldn't expect him to know that playing with the big boys rarely ends well. Seth's parents say it's all nonsense. *More: * WND: Everything You Want to Know About Seth Rich Story *Amazon Deals of the Day* - still time to get your favorite grad a gift.

Reports: President Trump Shared Highly Classified Intelligence With Russia -- News Updates May 16, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *McMaster says Trump's intelligence sharing with Russia was 'wholly appropriate' – but admits the president 'wasn't even aware' of where the information came from* * President Trump tweeted Tuesday morning that he did relay information to Russian officials last week, because he wanted Russia to step up and help more in the fight against ISIS * National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster was sent out by the White House to publicly deny the Washington Post's report Monday night * He came out again on Tuesday morning to spin the president's conversations with the Russian... more »

The Yamchurian Candidate

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 12 hours ago
“*At no time were any intelligence sources or methods discussed, and no military operations were disclosed that were not already known publicly*.” - H.R. McMaster, National Security Advisor "*As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining to terrorism and airline flight safety. Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism*." - Donald Trump today on Twitter “*I’m sure Kislyak was able to fire off a good cable back to the Kremlin with all the de... more »

Was a Man Hospitalized to Remove a Lodged Fidget Spinner?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
An amusing story about a man who got a popular toy lodged in his anus is fake news.

Don't Count On Any Republicans To Help Save The Country From Trump Until After There's Rioting In The Streets

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Maverick-- or craven partisan hack?* Whichever *NY Times* editor who gave Jennifer Steinhauser's Sunday piece the headline, GOP Senators, Pulling Away From Trump, Have 'A Lot Less Fear Of Him', may have been having a bout of wishful thinking. Or maybe those commas were an excuse to confuse readers. Nah, *The Times* would never do that. Point is though, Republican senators don't go rogue when it comes to voting and this year, pretty much the whole batch has been sticking to the party line. Almost all of them have been with Trump 100% of the time. The only ones who have drifted from ... more »

Journal retracts paper eight months after U.S. Feds announce findings of misconduct

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
In August, the U.S. Office of Research Integrity announced that a former postdoctoral fellow at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) doctored data in two published papers. It took one journal a little longer than five months to remove the researcher’s name from the co-author list, and replace one figure. It took the second […] The post Journal retracts paper eight months after U.S. Feds announce findings of misconduct appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The Rag Blog : METRO EVENT | ‘Celebrating The Rag’ in Houston this Thursday!

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 12 hours ago
Editors Thorne Dreyer, Alice Embree, and Richard Croxdale are featured in a booksigning event at H-Town’s storied Brazos Bookstore. Event: Celebrating The Rag in Houston What: Booksigning and discussion Who: Editors of Celebrating The Rag When: Thursday, May 18, 2017, … finish reading The Rag Blog : *METRO EVENT* | ‘Celebrating The Rag’ in Houston this Thursday!

Murdered Democratic Party worker Seth Rich had contact with Wikileaks

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 12 hours ago
[image: seth rich] The Democrats continue to blame Russia, but most people now believe Seth Rich was the DNC leaker. The post Murdered Democratic Party worker Seth Rich had contact with Wikileaks appeared first on The Duran.

Russia’s scathing response to ‘Trumpleak’ story

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 12 hours ago
[image: 2728432 10/29/2015 Russian Foreign Ministry's spokesperson Maria Zakharova during a briefing on the current foreign policy issues. Maksim Blinov/RIA Novosti] Russians pour ridicule on 'Trumpleak' allegation. Say it is an attempt to pressure Trump. The post Russia’s scathing response to ‘Trumpleak’ story appeared first on The Duran.

At The White House Briefing Room, National Security Adviser McMaster Denies Reports That President Trump Disclosed Any Vital Intelligence Secrets

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*The Hill*: *McMaster: Trump didn't know where intel came from* National security adviser H.R. McMaster on Tuesday said President Trump did not jeopardize intelligence assets by revealing highly sensitive information to Russian officials, adding that Trump did not know where the intel came from. Speaking to reporters at the White House, McMaster disputed the “premise” of media reports that Trump put intelligence sources in jeopardy by disclosing the information, saying it was “wholly appropriate” for the president to discuss. "The president in no way undermined sources or metho... more »

President Trump To Meet Turkish President Erdogan Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*VOA: **Trump Set to Host Erdogan With Syria, Arming Kurds Key Topics* A week after U.S. President Donald Trump sparked anger in Turkey by authorizing arming of Syrian Kurds, he is hosting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for talks Tuesday at the White House with an expected focus on that dispute, as well as the wider conflict in Syria. The U.S. sees the Kurdish force, the YPG, as a key part in the fight against Islamic State and the effort to oust the militants from their de facto capital in Raqqa. But Turkey considers the YPG terrorists because of their links to the Kurdis... more »

Callista Gingrich will be chosen as the ambassador to the Vatican. That'll teach the Pope.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 12 hours ago
Courtesy of CNN: *Callista Gingrich, the wife of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, is the preferred nominee to be the next ambassador to the Vatican. * *The White House hopes to announce her nomination before President Donald Trump meets with Pope Francis on May 24 in Rome. * *The decision to nominate Gingrich has been made, but the announcement has taken longer than expected pending approval from the Office of Government Ethics, an administration official said. * *The White House hopes to formally nominate Gingrich as soon as this week.* Well now we know what Trump offered to ... more »

Our Man

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Jeremy Bowen has only been reporting from the Middle East since 1991. He’s no historian so he must have gleaned his reflections on the Sykes-Picot agreement and The Balfour Declaration from somewhere. Judging by the selective nature of the information and the language in Bowen’s ‘backgrounder’ I’d be surprised if it wasn’t taken from any one of the ‘Palestinian narrative’ history books available. We all tend to gravitate towards material that reinforces our own biases, but from the BBC’s very own Middle East head honcho a little balance would have been nice. Press hard where indica... more »

About Three Girls

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
If you heard Jane Garvey on Woman's Hour tiptoeing around the ‘Asian’ question when interviewing the actress Maxine Peake and the character she’s playing in the forthcoming “Three Girls” trilogy, Sara Rowbotham, you’d have noticed the care Garvey took to stress that white males were responsible for most of the cases of child sexual abuse before tentatively mentioning that in this particular instance the perpetrators were…. just happened to be……Asian. It’s perfectly valid for the BBC to dramatise the authorities’ unforgivable and misguided attitude to the victims and their refusal... more »


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 13 hours ago
From the New York Times A leading candidate to head the World Health Organization was accused this week of covering up three cholera epidemics in his home country, Ethiopia, when he was health minister — a charge that could seriously undermine his campaign to run the agency. The accusation against Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus was made […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 13 hours ago
Kenya’s health ministry on Tuesday released an alert on Ebola outbreak following the disease outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Director of Medical Services at the Ministry of Health, Jackson Kioko said the government has reactivated the rapid response teams for enhanced surveillance and follow up of travelers with elevated body temperatures […]

Non compos mentis Trump?

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 13 hours ago
Donald Trump just now tweeted angrily that he asked James Comey and other members of the Intelligence Community to find the “LEAKERS”. Trump’s appeal to find the leakers came after Trump himself just admitted leaking highly classified information to Russians, a leak which some experts say is the most serious ever in the history of the USA… It […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 13 hours ago
The private mobile phone number of Defense Secretary James Mattis was leaked by Donald Trump’s bodyguard, Keith Schiller. Schiller, who delivered the letter to FBI Director James Comey informing him he had been fired, was photographed carrying a stack of papers with a post it note with the number of James Mattis scribbled on it. […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 13 hours ago
Republican Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) says the White House needs to brief the Senate Intelligence Committee over allegations that President Trump shared classified information with top Russian officials. “Although the President has the legal authority to disclose classified information, it would be very troubling if he did share such sensitive reporting with the Russians. […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 13 hours ago
President Donald Trump insisted Tuesday he had the right to share information with Russia related to terrorism and other issues, his first public response to the revelation he disclosed classified information at an Oval Office meeting last week. And the remarks appear to contradict statements made by his national security adviser, H.R. McMaster — who […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 13 hours ago
(CNN)Defense attorney and constitutional law scholar Alan Dershowitz said Monday that President Donald Trump is now facing “the most serious charge ever made against a sitting president” after reports that he shared highly classified information with Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador during a White House visit last week. Trump described details about how ISIS hopes […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 13 hours ago
Donald Trump and his neo con Republican allies in the Senate such as Mitch McConnell are pushing for the appointment of Merrick Garland as the new FBI director, presumably to crush the probe into Trump’s ties to Russia. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4506452/Lawmakers-urge-Trump-avoid-picking-partisan-FBI-job.html

Russian FoMin spokeswoman delights us with her English, explains “Scoop” between “lavrov and trump” was “to inject another fairy thoroughness”, her Facebook post is a timely reminder the Ruskies are on par with Trump in brainpower

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 13 hours ago
Donald Trump has given the world a great deal of amusement with his spelling mistakes. Now, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova is aspiring to surpass Trump, or “trump” as she calls him, and make not just every sentence, but every single word she writes in English funny. Marina has given her version with “fairy thoroughness […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 13 hours ago
“The White House press pool was called into the Oval Office just before noon eastern time for what they expected to be a photo op between Trump and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov since the two men were scheduled to huddle earlier today. But it wasn’t Lavrov they found sitting with the president! It was […]

World News Briefs -- May 16, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*AFP*: *IS 'on brink of defeat' after losing 90% of west Mosul: officers* Iraqi forces have recaptured nearly 90 percent of west Mosul from the Islamic State group and jihadists in the city are on the "brink of total defeat", officers said Tuesday. Iraqi forces launched the massive operation to retake Mosul from IS nearly seven months ago, fighting their way to the jihadist-held city, retaking its eastern side and then attacking the west. Brigadier General Yahya Rasool, spokesman for Iraq's Joint Operations Command, told a news conference in Baghdad that IS now controls just over ... more »

VILLAINS AND US: Unmasking McCabe!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MAY 16, 2017Part 2—Villainy revealed:* Is Andrew McCabe a villain? Like you, we have no idea. Andrew McCabe, 49, is the FBI's acting director. He took on the role last week when Comey the God was fired. McCabe was largely unknown at that time. Last Wednesday night, on the Maddow Show, his villainy was described by that program's excitable host. There's little doubt that Maddow imputed villainy to McCabe. That said, we can't link you to the program's transcript. In its typical haphazard way, the "cable news" channel which pays Maddow's wage has posted no transcripts of ... more »

Commentary on North Korea

LL at Virtual Mirage - 13 hours ago
North Korea’s missile program is stimulating a weapons race in Northeast Asia. North Korea has the ability to start a weapons race, a war or other unpleasantness, but their finish always rests with the Allies. *In Japan* Japanese Defense Minister Inada told a Diet committee on 15 May that the government will try to improve its ability to intercept ballistic missiles. Inada said the government is researching a variety of options, including “Aegis Ashore”. She commented on a proposal by the ruling Liberal Democratic Party that the government consider granting the Self-Defense Forces... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 16, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
The long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) is launched during a test in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2017. KCNA via REUTERS *Reuters:* *North Korea's latest missile launch suggests progress toward ICBM: experts* North Korea's successful missile test-launch signals major advances in developing an intercontinental ballistic missile, such as mastery of re-entry technology and better engine performance key to targeting the United States, experts say. The isolated country has been developing a long-range m... more »

"Six Honest Serving Men..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
"I keep six honest serving men. They taught me all I knew. Their names are What and Why and When and How and Where and Who." - Rudyard Kipling

Dems Condemning Comey's Firing Called for Him to Be Investigated and Resign

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: dems-condemning-comeys-firing-called-for-him-to-be-investigated-and-resign] As one Democrat after another has rushed to condemn President Trump for firing James Comey from his position as FBI director, they seem to have forgotten that many of them spent months calling for his resignation and for him to be investigated. In last Thursday’s White House press briefing, Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reminded them of that.

Headfake Follies

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
I'm trying to get the gory details about the latest palace intrigue straight. My take: Our A.D.D. president breaches national security by dishing to the Russians about some top secret classified intel involving yet another laptop terror plot. And then the media-political complex clutches their pearls and shrieks that Trump has endangered an "ally" even as they themselves dish to the whole entire world about the alleged plot which Trump dished to the Russians. It is not a breach of national security or a betrayal of secrets, apparently, when the right politicians and the approved me... more »

Wikileaks, Google’ın Suriye’de El-Kaide’ye nasıl yardım ettiğini gösteren belgeleri yayınladı

Emre Köse at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
Wikileaks tarafından yayınlanan döküman ve e-postalarda Google’ın Suriye krizinin başlangıcında Müslüman Kardeşler, El-Kaide ve diğer İslamcı gruplara yeni üyeler kazandırdığı öğrenildi. Google Ideas’ın müdürü Jared Cohen’in, daha sonra ABD Dışişleri Bakanı Hillary Clinton ve ABD Dışişleri Bakan Yardımcısı William Burns ile ”muhalif” olarak adlandırılan grupları destekleme amaçlı eylemleri koordine ettiği öğrenildi. Temmuz 2012’de Google, Suriye’deki çatışmaların izleneceği ve […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Suriye ordusu, Humus’ta yeni bölgeleri kontrol altına aldı (Harita)

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
Suriye Arap Ordusu , Humus kırsalında terör örgütü IŞİD’e karşı askeri operasyonlarına devam ediyor. Sabah saatlerinde Tiyas hava üssünün kuzeybatısında, 5. Fırtına Kolordusu ve Ulusal Savunma Güçleri öncülüğünde taarruza geçen birlikler; es Tafhah tepelerini doğu ve kuzeybatısında kontrolü sağlamayı başardı. Askeri kaynak tarafından yapılan açıklamada, en az 20 IŞİD teröristinin öldürüldüğü; örgüte ait 4 pikap, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army, FSA clash in east Sweida: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies from the National Defense Forces (NDF) attacked the Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) units in the eastern countryside of Al-Sweida this week, targeting the aforementioned rebel group’s positions in the Qasr and Rajm Al-Dawlah areas. Video footage of the attack carried out by […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Civilians in Eastern Ghouta flee rebel infighting to government-held areas

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:10 P.M.) – Scores of civilians managed to escape the besieged Eastern Ghouta region through underground tunnels to the recently-recaptured neighborhood of Qaboun. The escapees fled from Arbin; a town in the Eastern Ghouta currently caught in fierce infighting among rival rebel groups which claimed the lives of dozens of fighters as well […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Ahrar Al-Sham targets Syria Army positions inside west Aleppo

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham carried out another attack against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the western sector of Aleppo, targeting the latter’s positions inside the Al-Zahra’a Association Quarter. Video footage posted by the jihadist group’s official media wing shows their forces attacking Syrian Army fortifications and trenches in the Al-Zahra’a […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Schwerer Schlag für pro-saudische Kräfte: Huthi-Rebellen erobern Bezirk im Süd-Jemen zurück

Daniel Holzer at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
SANAA, JEMEN (15:35) – Anhänger der saudi-geführten arabischen Koalition haben ihre letzte Hochburg im Bezirk Juban, in der Provinz Dhala, im Süden des Jemens verloren, nachdem Huthi-Rebellen und verbündete Einheiten der jemenitischen Armee die volle Kontrolle über den Bezirk erlangen konnten. Eine Quelle aus militärischen Kreisen erzählte am Montag Al-Masdar News, dass sich der Bezirk […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army eliminates scores of ISIL terrorists in Deir Ezzor

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their field operations in the Deir Ezzor Governorate on Monday, targeting the Islamic State’s (ISIL) positions inside the provincial cemetery. Led by the Al-Qassem Group of the Republican Guard, the Syrian Arab Army killed scores of Islamic State militants inside the provincial cemetery, while […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian government delegation arrives in Geneva: video

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura met with the Syrian government delegation, led by the country’s Permanent Representative to the UN Bashar al-Jaafari, at Palace of Nations in Geneva, Tuesday, for the new round of intra-Syrian talks under the auspices of the UN. Later in the day, De […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russian senator rips US claims of ‘Syrian mass executions’ as ploy to torpedo peace talks

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
New ‘sensational’ statements churned out by Washington about mass executions of prisoners in Syria are not trustworthy and are aimed at boycotting the peace process in the war-torn country, Russian senator Konstantin Kosachev told reporters on Tuesday. The US Department of State said on Monday it has evidence that up to 50 prisoners have been […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrische Armee bereitet Großoffensive auf Jordanische und Irakische Grenzgebiete vor

Eduard Schreder at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASKUS, SYRIEN (14:27) – Verstärkung und Militärgerät der Syrischen Armee und verbündete Einheiten, insbesonderen den Nationalen Verteidigungskräfte (NDF) und Irakischen Milizen sammeln sich seit Tagen östlich der Provinz Suweida. Ihr Ziel ist eine Offensive in Richtung der Jordanischen und Irakischen Grenzen. Das erste Ziel wird der größte Grenzübergang zwischen Irak und Syrien sein, al-Tanf. Al-Tanf […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Huge blow to pro-Saudi forces as Houthis recapture a district in south Yemen

Naseh Shaker at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
SANA’A, YEMEN (3:25 P.M.) – Forces loyal to the Saudi-led Arab coalition lost their last strongholds in Juban district of Dhala province in southern Yemen, as Houthi insurgents and allied Yemeni Army units imposed full control over the district. A military source told Al-Masdar News on Monday that the district of Juban is under complete […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Erneute Gefechte zwischen rivalisierenden Rebellengruppen in Damaskus

Eduard Schreder at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASKUS, SYRIEN (14:14) – Nach einigen Tagen Ruhe sind in Vororten von Damaskus erneute schwere Gefechte zwischen rivalisierenden Rebellengruppen ausgebrochen. Die größte Rebellengruppe in den von Regierungstruppen belagerten Gebieten östlich der Hauptstadt, die “Armee des Islam” versucht ihren Einfluss auszuweiten. Mithilfe von Panzern und anderen Militärfahrzeugen rückte die von Saudi Arabien unterstützten Rebellen gegen ihre […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Weitere Rebellen verlassen letzten Bezirk von Homs nach Abkommen

Eduard Schreder at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LIBANON (13:40) – Weitere Rebellen verlassen den letzten von Rebellen gehaltenen und seit Jahren belagerten Stadtteil von Homs, Al-Waer. Das berichtete Al-Masdar-Korrespondent Ibrahim Joude am Dienstag. Es ist der zehnte Konvoi der den Bezirk verlässt. Dem Evakuierungsdeal waren monatelange Verhandlungen vorangegangen, immer wieder gab es Rückschläge und Differenzen. Die Rebellen und ihre Familien wurden […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Hezbollah, Nusra clash near Syria-Lebanon borders

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3: 00 P.M.) – The Lebanese Hezbollah group blitzed jihadists’ positions in West Qalamoun in a bid to secure the bordering area from potential threats. Video footage published by the group’s media wing showed the highly-trained Hezbollah fighters targeting fortifications and barricades for the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham – the Syrian al-Qaeda offshoot – […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Wikileaks publica documentos demostrando como Google ayudó a al-Qaeda en Siria

Alvaro A. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
Google ha ayudado a al-Qaeda ya otros grupos salafistas como la Hermandad Musulmana a ganar nuevos miembros en los albores del conflicto sirio, de acuerdo con los documentos secretos y correos electrónicos publicados recientemente por Wikileaks. El entonces director de Google Ideas, Jared Cohen coordinó acciones para apoyar a los grupos insurgentes con la entonces […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army retakes new sites from ISIS in Homs province

Ivan Castro at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:30 P.M.) – Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continues its military operations against so-called “Islamic State” (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) in Homs countryside. On Tuesday, units of SAA’s 5th Army Corps alongside with National Defense Forces (NDF) launched an attack in the surroundings of the strategic T4 Airbase striking IS positions northwest of this military […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Tuesday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 14 hours ago
This and that for your Tuesday reading. - Tom Parkin writes about the growing opposition to a Lib infrastructure bank designed to turn public needs into private profits at our expense: Paying higher fares, fees and tolls because of a political decision to use more expensive private capital would be a “massive transfer of wealth to the wealthy,” says [Guy] Caron. Now the chorus of think-tanks voicing concern includes the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Broadbent Institute, C.D. Howe Institute and the Institute of Fiscal Studies and Democracy, which is headed by former Parli... more »

Are They Really Out to Get Trump?

Philip Giraldi at 14 hours ago
[image: undefined] President Donald Trump is not exactly known for his self-restraint. The recent firing of Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey was not handled with any delicacy and has unleashed a firestorm of criticism coming from across the political spectrum. And since Comey’s abrupt dismissal the backstabbing has become even worse, with many coming around to the view that Trump is actually crudely threatening Comey over the issue of what might or might not have been said at dinners and meetings between the two men. What exactly drove the firing at this t... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 211 May 15 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Ravages of the fighting in northwest Mosul (Reuters) More progress was made in west Mosul. The Ureibiand Rifaineighborhoods were freed by the Golden Division, Najar was attacked, and there was still fighting in the Tamuz 17 area. The Golden Division was reportedly in Najar by May 2, but may not have been near it, while Tamuz 17 was declared liberated on May 13. The Iraqi Forces (ISF) often get ahead of themselves in their announcements claiming that places are cleared when they are not. At the same time, the Islamic State has often re-infiltrated areas after they withdraw. The ter... more »

Laura Kuenssberg’s response to the Labour manifesto shows the BBC is moving from bias to naked self-interest

Emily Apple at The Canary - 14 hours ago
Jeremy Corbyn officially launched Labour’s manifesto on Tuesday 16 May. But while many support Labour’s proposals on tax increases for the wealthiest, it took Laura Kuenssberg minutes to completely misrepresent them. And looking at the salaries of Kuenssberg and some her colleagues, it begs the question of whether their reporting is moving the BBC towards naked self-interest. Tax […]

First author objects to retraction (his fourth) in chemistry journal

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
The first author of a 2013 chemistry paper is objecting to his co-authors’ decision to retract the paper, which contains duplicated figures. We recently encountered a similar scenario with papers by first author Khalid Mahmood. In late 2015, Mahmood lost three papers in the journal ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces over duplicated images. One of the notices […] The post First author objects to retraction (his fourth) in chemistry journal appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Who To Believe? Top U.S. Administrations Officials Or One Anonymous Intel Source On President Trump Giving Classified Intel To Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*WNU Editor: *According to the officials who were present in the Oval Office when President Trump met the Russian ambassador .... national Security Adviser McMaster, Deputy National Security Adviser Dina Powell and US Secretary of State Tillerson .... no sources, methods, or ongoing military operations were revealed to the Russians. But according to Washington Post reporter Greg Miller who uses an anonymous source for his story .... and the media/political response that has occurred in the past 12 hours .... the narrative is that highly classified intelligence was revealed to the ... more »

Calls To Impeach President Trump Grow

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*The Hill:* *Dem rep calls for Trump's impeachment* Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) called Monday for President Trump to be impeached following the firing last week of FBI Director James Comey. In a statement released Monday, Green said Trump is not "above the law." "He has committed an impeachable act and must be charged. To do otherwise would cause some Americans to lose respect for, and obedience to, our societal norms," he said in a statement. Trump cited Comey's handling of the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server as his reason for firing Comey, while ... more »

Deep State again tries to block dialogue with Russia: Washington Post’s phoney story about Trump’s leak

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 14 hours ago
[image: lavrov trump] Washington Post story Trump leaked 'classified information' to Lavrov is phoney and a further attempt to prevent a meaningful dialogue between the US and Russia. The post Deep State again tries to block dialogue with Russia: Washington Post’s phoney story about Trump’s leak appeared first on The Duran.

Donald Trump essentially confirms Washington Post story that he shared information about terrorists with the Russians. Update! s.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 14 hours ago
As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining.... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2017 ...to terrorism and airline flight safety. Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2017 Courtesy of CNN: *Trump's tweets Tuesday notably lack any mention of whether the information he shared was classified. * *And the remarks appear to contradict statements made by his national security adv... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 15 hours ago
At *The Atlantic,* Eliot Cohen writes this about President Trump's disclosure of highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador: He apparently divulged the information to show off, which not only shows a lack of self-discipline: It shows, yet again, how easy this man is to play, particularly by veteran manipulators like his two experienced, talented, and thuggish guests. Do you think Trump was played? Do you think he was manipulated? I have serious doubts about that. Recall how *The Washington Post* described the revelation: In his meeting with Lavro... more »

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Know Your Rights’ by Material Support

Liz Pelly at Shadowproof - 15 hours ago
Under the Patriot Act, U.S. Code Title 18, section 2339A, is an anti-terrorism law criminalizing providing “material support” to terrorists, defining that term with a long list of services and resources. I learned this from reading the Facebook page of the Queens, NY hardcore band Material Support. After forming in The post Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Know Your Rights’ by Material Support appeared first on Shadowproof.

Putin: Russia Will Not Supply PKK/YPG With Weapons

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
*Wanted to get to this yesterday. It didn't happen. Long time readers are aware I am no fan of out of context quotes- So when anonymous left the comment below, to which I responded noting the lack of direct quotation. * AnonymousMay 15, 2017 at 5:32 AM Moscow maintains working contacts with Syrian Kurds as they are among most capable units in fight against ISIL - Putin PennyMay 15, 2017 at 5:59 AM It's a shame he said that at all! At least he didn't say they are the best or only effective fighters- That would have been an insult to SAA- still....it's not surprising to read that ty... more »

Germany Is Still Merkel's Country

Jacob Heilbrunn at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Jacob Heilbrunn* *Politics, Europe* [image: Angela Merkel at the March 2017 summit of the European People’s Party. Flickr/European People’s Party] Merkel is on the verge of a win that will seal her place in history as one of Germany’s most influential chancellors. Malte Lehming, a columnist for the Berlin daily *Tagesspiegel*, didn’t mince his words: “Merkel is a magician.” He was referring not only to her party’s smashing victory in a state election in North Rhine–Westphalia this past weekend, but to her overall political prowess. “1.2 million refugees,” he said. “It’s not eve... more »

Made in North Korea: The WannaCry Ransomware Attack?

Ryan Pickrell at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Ryan Pickrell* *Security, Asia* As if missile tests aren't enough to freak the planet out. The WannaCry ransomware attack that wreaked havoc on computer systems around the world over the past few days may be the handiwork of North Korea, some early clues suggest. Google security researcher Neel Mehta sent out a tweet Monday linking two samples of malicious code: one from an early version of WannaCry and the other belonging to the Lazarus Group, a collection of cybercriminals reportedly affiliated with North Korea. Lazarus launched an attack on the Bangladesh central bank’s acc... more »

Did Sir David King Lie To Parliamentary Committee?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Sir David King Last month, I looked at the Sir David King’s evidence to Parliament in 2004. This was when he stated: I will not spend too much time on this, but if we look back in time for the globe we probably have to go back 55 million […]

His ‘Death is His Fault’: Cop Testifies Unarmed Man with Hands Up Forced Her to Kill Him

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: crutcher]The cop who killed unarmed Terrance Crutcher on video — while his hands were up — testified that he was responsible for his own death.

A lawyer has uncovered the true intention of Britain’s most draconian law [VIDEO]

Sophia Akram at The Canary - 16 hours ago
A lawyer and director of a UK-based human rights organisation was arrested under controversial counter-terrorism laws after refusing to give up the passwords to his laptop and phone. He did so to avoid revealing evidence about Western complicity in a torture case. He now faces imprisonment if he does not give up his passwords by Wednesday 17 May. […]

accusations of cultural appropriation are a form of bullying -- and don't reduce racism

laura k at wmtc - 16 hours ago
I'm increasingly dismayed by accusations of cultural appropriation that are used as weapons, rather than as a tool for raising awareness and educating. Accusations of appropriation have become a form of bullying, a weapon wielded to police and enforce a superficial obeisance to a behavioural code -- while doing nothing to address the underlying issues. *Cultural appropriation is real. It's a valid issue.* I'm not saying that cultural appropriation is not real. It is. I'm not saying claims of appropriation don't have merit. They do. When I was a child in the 1960s, parents might dre... more »

Why Everyone Who Flies In An Airplane Should Be Concerned About Laptop Bombs

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Bloomberg:* *Race to Prevent Airline Terror Turns to Laptops, Thin Bombs* * U.S considering expanding electronics ban to European airports * New intelligence has concerned Homeland Security officials The never-ending race to stay ahead of the terrorists and their obsession with aviation has turned to laptops and other electronic devices. First it was shoes, after a failed attempt to blow up a jetliner in 2001 with explosives-laden black hightops. Then liquids were banned in 2006 following the discovery of a U.K.-based plot. The nearly successful detonation of a bomb hidden in a pa... more »

What Media Bias?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Applause in the newsroom as the Russia-leak scoop breaks the Hollywood Access record for most readers per minute — Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) May 15, 2017 *WNU Editor:* This contrasts to President Obama's visit to the Washington Post in 2009 .... *Obama at the Washington Post *(Politico) *Hat tip* Drudge.

Kremlin Dismisses Reports That President Trump Shared Secret Intelligence With Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Russia's Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov, US President Donald Trump and Russia's Ambassador to the United States Sergei Kislyak © Alexander Shcherbak/TASS *TASS*:* Kremlin says media reports Trump shared secret information with Lavrov are nonsense* Earlier, the Washington Post said Trump might have shared with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and ambassador in Washington Sergey Kislyak classified information about the IS SOCHI, May 16. /TASS/. Russian presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov has dismissed as "utter nonsense" media rumors US President Donald Trump had shared some... more »

President Trump Responds To Reports That He Shared Intel On Terror Plots With Russia By Saying He Had Absolute Right To Share Facts

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
As President I wanted to share with Russia (at an openly scheduled W.H. meeting) which I have the absolute right to do, facts pertaining.... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2017 ...to terrorism and airline flight safety. Humanitarian reasons, plus I want Russia to greatly step up their fight against ISIS & terrorism. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 16, 2017 *Zero Hedge:* *Trump Responds To WaPo Story: "I Had Absolute Right To Share Facts With Russia"* In the aftermath of the WaPo story accusing Trump of improperly sharing highly confidential information with... more »

The U.S. Navy Wants 'Ruthless, Nimble, Clever War Tacticians'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*L.A. Times*:* Navy cultivating more ruthless, nimble, clever war tacticians* *ABOARD THE THEODORE ROOSEVELT — It’s like shooting a bullet with a bullet.* On Wednesday, the flattop’s tactical action officer, Navy Lt. Jeff Miller, and his bustling crew in the bowels of the warship identified, tracked and then blew to bits an incoming missile several miles before it reached the aircraft carrier and its group of accompanying ships. But the fellow lieutenant who basked in the applause within the battle station wasn’t a member of the Roosevelt. He was Ben Olivas, a warfare tactics inst... more »

New U.S. Marine Recruiting Ad Makes An Appeal To Women

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Task & Purpose*: *New USMC Recruiting Commercial Spotlights Women For The First Time* It takes more to be a Marine than hitting black on the range at 500 yards. It’s not just about knocking out pull-ups and leaving the wire on deployment. It means hating bullies and having the fortitude to stop them. It means being strong, not just physically, but mentally and morally. The Corps’ latest recruiting message: It cares about those attributes, not your sex. That’s one of the many messages conveyed in “Battle Up,” a new minute-long installment in the Marine Corps’ “Battles Won” video... more »


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
I have redirected my email to the vaccine unit of the FDA on the instructions of the drug evaluation and research department.

Is Trump More A Fool Or More A Knave? More Putin-Gate

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
*Trump with the 2 Russian spies* American allies are alarmed. And so are American intelligence officials. Trump revealing highly classified material to his Kremlin buddies-- spies-- is freaking everyone out. Greg Miller's *Washington Post* scoop, as tepid and punch-pulling as it was, set off alarm bells all over the world. Months ago the top Israeli newspapers were reporting that the Israeli government was warned by U.S. intelligence to be careful about what they say to Trump because it could wind up in Russian hands and from the Russians to their allies in Tehran. Israeli intelli... more »


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
A spokesman for the Geneva-based U.N. health agency told Reuters the WHO was working with specialists to conduct an epidemiological investigation “to better understand the extent of the current outbreak” and to establish who is at risk of becoming infected with Ebola. The GAVI global vaccine alliance said on Friday that some 300,000 emergency doses … Continue reading EMERGENCY! WHO READIES AUTHORISATION AND LOGISTICS FOR MASS EBOLA VACCINATION CAMPAIGN IN CONGO


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
A doctor in rural Liberia inundated with Ebola patients says he’s had good results with a treatment he tried out of sheer desperation: an HIV drug. Dr. Gorbee Logan has given the drug, lamivudine, to 15 Ebola patients, and all but two survived. That’s about a 13% mortality rate. Across West Africa, the virus has … Continue reading FLASHBACK 2014: HOW A RURAL DOCTOR IN LIBERIA FOUND OUT THAT HIV DRUGS CAN BE USED TO TREAT EBOLA


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin The 22-year-old who saved the world from a malware virus has been named France's Macron just named an unlikely right-wing 46-year-old as prime minister The Big Bang is not the beginning of our universe — it’s actually the end of something else entirely North Korea: Latest Missile Test Successful, Can Deliver "Nuclear Warheads" Hungary Unveils New Electrified Border Wall, Watch Towers, And Guards With Machine Guns Scandal At China's Grand Silk Road Summit As India Skips, Warns Of "Unsustainable Debt" Push for impeachment thrown out as Philippines Duterte rema... more »


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
WASHINGTON — A small outbreak of Ebola virus in Democratic Republic of the Congo is causing alarm among public health officials. A new study outlining containment strategies may help prevent an epidemic similar to the one that engulfed a number of western African countries two years ago. In the timely report, published in the journal … Continue reading NEW USA STUDY SHOWS INFORMATION AND SIMLE HYGIENE MEASURES PROVED MOST EFFECTIVE IN STOPPING EBOLA IN 2014A


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
A hospital in Saarbruecken, Germany, will hold a drill on transferring a potential Ebola patient to a unit specializing in infectious diseases in Fankfurt tomorrow. https://www.saarbruecker-zeitung.de/saarland/saarland/klinikum-probt-zusammenspiel-im-ebola-ernstfall_aid-1931478


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
Asked by EURACTIV.com about the Commission’s response to the new reported outbreak, spokesperson Carlos Martin Ruiz De Gordejuela said the EU executive was “fully committed to provide all the support necessary”. He said that Humanitarian Aid Commissioner Christos Stylianides, who is the EU Ebola coordinator, together with colleague Vytenis Andriukaitis, responsible for health, were closely … Continue reading EBOLA EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAMS ACTIVATED BY EUROPEAN COMMISSION


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
According to them, NMA is ready to partner with the Federal Ministry of Health to achieve another resounding success on the prevention and control of the fresh outbreak. The statement read: “We also wish to call on all health teams to refresh their knowledge on clinical presentation of Ebola, apply universal basic precautions in patients’ … Continue reading NIGERIAN DOCTORS PREPARE FOR EBOLA EMERGENCY


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*The Real Educational Choice Debate * The core issue of the public-policy debate about school choice is not money. It’s the competing visions over who has the right and responsibility for the education and upbringing of children. The premise of the U.S. Department of Education, which was restored to a Cabinet-level department in 1979, is that the government knows best. That is not a new idea. Speaking a year before the department was originally created in 1867, Rep. Samuel Moulton of Illinois said it would be “a pure fountain from which a pure stream can be poured upon all the St... more »

Nigerian airports start to screen inbound passengers for Ebola

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
Following the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN) on Monday said that it has commenced screening of every inbound flight into the country, especially those from Central African countries and the rest of the world. THISDAY checks revealed that the screening … Continue reading Nigerian airports start to screen inbound passengers for Ebola

Zimbabwe increases border checks to stop Ebola importation

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
The government has strengthened its surveillance on all entry points into the country after the Democratic Republic of Congo reported new cases of Ebola recently. Principal director responsible for preventive services in the Ministry of Health and Child Care Dr Gibson Mhlanga said although the risk of getting Ebola in Zimbabwe was low, it was … Continue reading Zimbabwe increases border checks to stop Ebola importation

Tanzania steps up checks to prevent Ebola

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
Dar es Salaam — No Tanzanian has been affected by Ebola, following the recent outbreak that occurred at North-east Bas-Uele in DR Congo. Speaking to reporters on Monday the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Community Development, Gender, Elderly and Children Dr Mpoki Ulisubisya revealed this, adding that a team of six people will … Continue reading Tanzania steps up checks to prevent Ebola

Rwanda considers Congo travel ban over Ebola

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
Rwanda health officials are closely monitoring release of World Health Organization (WHO) report which will determine whether to stop its citizens from traveling to Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) just days after an Ebola outbreak was declared in the Central African nation. An Ebola outbreak is thought to have begun on April 22, in the … Continue reading Rwanda considers Congo travel ban over Ebola


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Scott Pruitt signals new post-Obama era at EPA with Alaska's Pebble Mine decision* The Obama administration didn't wage war just on coal. In addition to that hydrocarbon, the Environmental Protection Agency took aim at copper, gold, and another element called molybdenum. But under Trump, the government may make peace with the Periodic Table. The EPA settled a lawsuit with the Pebble Limited Partnership Friday, reversing a longstanding campaign to stop groundbreaking on a massive copper and gold mine in Alaska's Bristol Bay region. Promising economic news, it signals to industry ... more »

CONFIRMED: Donald Trump defends sharing information with Russia

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 16 hours ago
[image: US President Donald Trump, right, meets Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. President Donald Trump on Wednesday welcomed Vladimir Putin's top diplomat to the White House for Trump's highest level face-to-face contact with a Russian government official since he took office in January. (Russian Foreign Ministry Photo via AP)] The issue has caused a firestorm in Washington. The post CONFIRMED: Donald Trump defends sharing information with Russia appeared first on The Duran.

Kiev’s solution to its imminent bankruptcy: Ban Russian media

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 16 hours ago
[image: idiot] The move will have little impact on the media outlets named. The post Kiev’s solution to its imminent bankruptcy: Ban Russian media appeared first on The Duran.

No Stanfields

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
The Conservative Leadership Race -- thankfully -- is coming to an end. The whole spectacle has left Michael Harris underwhelmed: The only thing that matters to this post-Harper cast of wannabes — the only thing they have to offer — is winning the leadership. They have made a gift of their blind ambition to their followers. How visionary of them. Yes, the highest recommendation Conservative leadership candidates (and their many enablers in the media) can come up with is that they can win in 2019. For proof, they point to the candidates’ fundraising success. Could there be a better ... more »

Have you moved house since Brexit? Then you need to check you’re registered to vote. Now.

Emily Apple at The Canary - 17 hours ago
Potentially millions of people, some of whom are the most affected by the Conservative Party’s policies, may not be registered to vote. There are over 12 million renters in the UK but 37% are not registered to vote. This compares to just 7% of homeowners. Further, anyone who has moved since the EU referendum and […]

So do all Trump supporters secretly want to bang their daughters? Because that might explain some things.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
So proud of my Ivy League daughter...brains and beauty channeling her Edie Sedgwick. On Instagram @samichka_ pic.twitter.com/mpQxhr3mh3 — Michael Cohen (@MichaelCohen212) May 15, 2017 So that was posted by Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's lawyer. I assume I do not have to point out just how creepy that is. However some on Cohen's Twitter feed took it upon themselves to do just that. @MichaelCohen212 POTUS wants to date his daughter, the VP calls his wife "mother," and DJT's attorney posts spank-bank material of his daughter. — Bonnie Bratnober (@bonibrat) May 15, 2017 This put Cohen... more »

Military Spending - The Global Picture

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 17 hours ago
With the world appearing to slide ever closer to a major confrontation between the United States and one of its foes, a recent analysis of the world's defense industry by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) gives us a sobering look at the world of war. According to SIPRI, total global spending on the military reached $1.69 trillion in 2016 with ten nations accounting for $1.23 trillion of the total. The biggest spenders include the United States, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, India, France, the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany and South Korea. Here is a graph... more »

No wonder BBC Newsnight is on its way out, after the stunt it just pulled [VIDEO]

Tracy Keeling at The Canary - 17 hours ago
BBC Newsnight has seen its audiences shrinking over the last few years. And no wonder when it pulls stunts like the one it did on 15 May. Theresa May’s campaign The BBC‘s nightly politics show covered Theresa May’s campaign on 15 May. It showed May walking around a market, shaking hands with people and generally […]

US-Backed Regime Change: When Warning Bells Should Go Off

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 17 hours ago
*May 16, 2017 *(Tony Cartalucci - LD) - It is unfortunate that despite the practice of Western-backed color revolutions becoming a widely familiar tactic exposed across the alternative media including larger national networks like RT - ideology, emotions, and ignorance are still being used to perpetuate this tactic in the service of Western special interests. More unfortunate still is that occasionally the alternative media charged with exposing these tactics ends up an unwitting accomplice because of sloppy research, emotions, and ideology taking over where realism, fact, and sol... more »

Wind Power In China

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://campaign.r20.constantcontact.com/render?m=1102949362881&ca=abd10509-6e50-4878-b535-ad421d0819fe For some reason (?), I get newsletters from the Global Wind Energy Council (GWEC). It is yet another lobby group for renewables. Today it includes this piece from their China Director (my bold) Editorial Dear reader, China is the global renewable energy powerhouse, with both the wind […]

"I'm Doing This for My Family"

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 17 hours ago

U.S. Navy Plans to Use Stealth F-35s and F/A-18 Super Hornets for Cruise Missile Defense

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * Russia and China won't like this one bit. The Navy plans to expand its emerging "over-the-horizon" ship-launched cruise missile defense technology to a wider range of airborne sensor platforms beyond an E2-D Hawkeye and Marine Corps F-35B - to possibly include the Navy's own carrier-launched stealthy F-35C and F/A-18 Super Hornets, service officials said. Citing comments from the Navy's Program Executive Office Integrated Warfare Systems manager for future combat systems, a report from The U.S. Naval Institute news detailed some Navy plans to further ... more »

U.S. Air Force Sends Robotic F-16s Into Mock Combat

David Axe at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, * Have Raider tests manned-unmanned formations. The U.S. Air Force Research Laboratories and Lockheed Martin have demonstrated a mixed formation of manned and unmanned F-16s in a simulated combat environment. The Have Raider demonstration at Edwards Air Force Base in California included two phases, Lockheed announced on April 10, 2017. The first phase, Have Raider I, focused on formation-flying. Have Raider II sent the pilotless F-16 on a mock bombing run through “dynamic” enemy defenses. “This demonstration is an important milestone in AFRL’s maturation o... more »

Wikileaks publishes documents showing how Google helped Al-Qaeda in Syria

Henri Feyerabend at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:12 P.M.) – Google has helped Al-Qaeda and other Salafist groups like the Muslim Brotherhood gain new members at the dawn of the Syrian conflict, secret documents and e-mails published by Wikileaks show. The then director of Google Ideas, Jared Cohen coordinated actions to support the groups often dubbed as rebels with then […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

150 militantes de Jaish al-Islam llegan al este de Ghouta tras su derrota en Qaboun

Inna García at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
Unos 150 insurgentes islámicos afiliados al Jaish al-Islam (Ejército del Islam), grupo respaldado por Arabia Saudí, se han trasladado a Douma después de su derrota en los distritos damascenos de Qaboun y Tishrin, donde no pudieron resistir los ataques incesantes de la 4ª División Mecanizada. Los combatientes yihadistas llegaron en la noche del domingo a la fortaleza de Jaish […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

QBism: Fuchs vs Bohr+Motl

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
Quantum Bayesianist Christopher Fuchs wrote a laughable, 43-page-long reply (titled Notwithstanding Bohr, the Reasons for QBism) to two blog posts of mine, Bohr, Heisenberg, Landau wouldn't find QBism new [116] ------------------------------ Is quantum reality "personal"? [117] which tries to claim that he has found something that Bohr and other founders of quantum mechanics didn't know about the meaning of the laws of quantum mechanics and the probabilities that they predict. Fuchs thanks two people who live in "time portals to our history", several other uninteresting names, and ... more »

"Why We are Susceptible to Manipulation"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
"Why We are Susceptible to Manipulation" by George Washington "Biologists and sociologists tell us that our brains evolved in small groups or tribes. As one example of how profoundly the small-group environment affected our brains, research shows that one of the most powerful ways to stimulate more buying is celebrity endorsement. Neurologists at Erasmus University in Rotterdam report that our ability to weigh desirability and value doesn’t function normally if an item is endorsed by a well-known face. This lights up the brain’s dorsal claudate nucleus, which is involved in trust a... more »

Alibaba founder Jack Ma highlights how One Belt–One Road differs from western trade schemes

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
[image: ma] It's a matter of consensus versus coercion. The post Alibaba founder Jack Ma highlights how One Belt–One Road differs from western trade schemes appeared first on The Duran.

Washington Post publishes impeachable accusation against Trump–Russia yet again is the issue

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
[image: shu] The story proves that Russia may be forever used by the Democrats as their weapon of choice in petty domestic political warfare. The post Washington Post publishes impeachable accusation against Trump–Russia yet again is the issue appeared first on The Duran.

Defining Democracy.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
This needs to be shared. With everybody.

Two rescued Siberian lynx love each other so much they can't stop cuddling

White Wolf at White Wolf - 19 hours ago
The name Lynx comes from the Greek word “to shine,” and may be in reference to the reflective ability of the cat’s eyes. In Scandinavia, lynx with spots are called “cat lynx” and unspotted ones are called “wolf lynx.” The Eurasian lynx can be considered quite a secretive creature. The sounds it makes are very low and often not heard, and their presence in an area can go unnoticed for years! As with most cats they are solitary except for breeding season, however males and females overlap territories and carry out some form of communication through scent marks left around their borde... more »

Measles and Morals, Then (Davey & Goliath) and Now (Rights & Pharma)

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
By Nancy Hokkanen The mainstream media’s hostile, fear-inducing reporting about Minnesota’s measles outbreak is a far cry from the objective news coverage of years past. Today’s online articles read like calculated rewrites of recent U.S. history, which promote monetary gain...

Rachelle Cohen Wants You Dead, But You Are Not To Respond In Kind

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
By Ginger Taylor Last week in the Boston Herald, Rachelle Cohen wrote about the presentation on vaccine information by Mark Blaxill and the Vaccine Safety Council of Minnesota given to the Minneapolis Somali community, errantly reporting that they had given...

The insidious not-so-badness of technological underemployment, and why more education and better technology won’t help

Ethical Technology - 19 hours ago
Mass technological unemployment is seen by some as a looming concern, but there are signs we’re already living in an era of mass technological *under*employment. It’s not just an intermediate phase: its politics are toxic, it increases inequality, and it’s very difficult to get out of.

Quel transhumanisme ? Partie 2 : Recherche et transparence

Ethical Technology - 19 hours ago
Cet article fait partie d’un projet de livre sur le transhumanisme. Pour en savoir plus, cliquez ici. https://ieet.org/images/uploads/feu.jpg

A Wanderer in the Spirit Lands by Franchezzo, A. Farnese

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
I have just finished reading this book. It was published back in 1896 and i presume then in italian. The then recent vogue for spiritualism surely got it translated into english and then published in the english language in 1901. The text was channeled by A. Farnese. This means he used automatic writing in concert with the spirit Franchezzo. What is remarkable is that it is long before our recent rediscovery of near death experiences and all that. This has all been dismissed in the past by most of he population. Better yet this is an important informant as we discover wha... more »

Bizarre Motor Vehicle Incident - Galloway Township, NJ

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
This one is important as it is our friend the Giant Sloth again. They can weigh in at close to five hundred pounds and are also tough. Thus surviving an impact is possible and resting up afterward while cops are roaming around also conforms to an injured sloth. Best yet we actually have tracks and they compare to a large ostrich which is what i fully expect. This is about the second decent set of tracks for this creature. The creature clearly survived well enough to leave the area later. . *.* *Bizarre Motor Vehicle Incident - Galloway Township, NJ* *Monday, May 01, 2017*... more »

Trump was right about Andrew Jackson

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
It sounds like our boy took a serious US history class in his time at university. It also begs the question of just why journalism majors do not take honors level history courses as well. The Donald was not been academically rigorous in his statement but then that was hardly his intent. Journalists have no such excuse. They know by now that he will make muddy references to real information. They have to ferret out the real information and it was as simple as asking just what he meant from either the Donald himself if possible or from an historian. Your first clue is that A... more »

Kolbrin - The Book of gleanings - Chpt 7 Death of Yadol

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
WE have herein described pretty serious battle in which there is scant metal in evidence at all. however throwing axes are in plenty along with willow spears likely hardened in fire. Bows and sling men abound as well. In its midst, Yodol speaks to the futility of such war. Thus this is meant to act as a counter to the war dream. Rather good and also a reminder of the key hindu text as well. Also observe we have no mention of walls and seige works at all and less mention of a serious baggage train. These are serious constraints in early warfare.. The hero Harmanetar has ris... more »

A New Tax

LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
*It's inherently dangerous* and in a nanny state, protecting you is job one for the government. Therefore the Australians have enacted the LOG-YOUR-JOG ordinance. In addition to logging on to file a 'jog plan', you're expected to wear a helmet while jogging. When I heard about this, I felt that it would be likely that the City and County of San Francisco would do the same thing (exempting illegal aliens/wetbacks). Yes of course, it's a hoax. But it underscores how absurd people are and how likely they are to believe even this sort of patently tom-foolery as credible and even likel... more »

"The Oyster And The Cormorant"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
"Brandt's Cormorants feed either singly or in flocks, and are adaptable in prey choice and undersea habitat. It feeds on small fish from the surface to sea floor, obtaining them, like all cormorants, by pursuit diving using its feet for propulsion. Prey is often what is most common: in central California, rockfish from the genus Sebastes is the most commonly taken, but off British Columbia, it is Pacific Herring. Brandt's Cormorants have been observed foraging at depths of over 40 feet.” - WikiPedia Westport is a small fishing town on the western coast of Washington, a place we ofte... more »

"We've All Heard The Proverbs..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
“The early bird catches the worm. A stitch in time saves nine. He who hesitates is lost. We can’t pretend we haven’t been told. We’ve all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time, heard the damn poets urging us to seize the day. Still, sometimes, we have to see for ourselves. We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today’s possibility under tomorrow’s rug, until we can’t anymore, until we finally understand for ourselves what Benjamin Franklin meant: That knowing is better than wonde... more »

Ron Paul tells President Trump to rip apart war plans in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
[image: Ron Paul, Congressman (R-TX), doctor, 1/4/08] There is no way another “surge” in Afghanistan and Iraq (plus a new one in Syria) puts America first. The post Ron Paul tells President Trump to rip apart war plans in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria appeared first on The Duran.

Only 36% of Americans can find North Korea on a map

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
[image: North Korean soldiers carry flags and a photo of late leader Kim Il Sung as they march across Kim Il Sung Square during a military parade on Saturday, April 15, 2017, in Pyongyang, North Korea to celebrate the 105th birth anniversary of Kim Il Sung, the country's late founder and grandfather of current ruler Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)] American have no idea where North Korea is located? The post Only 36% of Americans can find North Korea on a map appeared first on The Duran.

Two Competing Narratives on Carbon Dioxide

Hifast at Climate Collections - 22 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Is carbon dioxide our friend or our foe? Guest essay by Iain Aitken Here is a dossier of key facts about carbon dioxide (and its role in global warming): · It is an incombustible, colourless, odourless, tasteless and non-toxic gas · It is a plant nutrient and, as…

Labour manifesto: Corbyn to unveil 'programme of hope' per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
The BBC's careful choice of headline quotes strikes again this morning. This report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/election-2017-39930865 on Jeremy Corbyn's Labour Party manifesto has the headline 'Labour manifesto: Corbyn to unveil 'programme of hope'' and 'Labour manifesto 'radical and responsible'. Both of these phrases are from the Labour Party but if the casual visitor to the BBC news pages think it's an independent analysis then that will suit the news organisation that too often behaves as if it's the propaganda arm of the Labour Party.

Trump 'shared classified information with Russia' per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
The BBC are reporting http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-39931012 under the headline of 'Trump 'shared classified information with Russia'' That's one side of the story and not really all of it. But why would you expect unbiased reporting from the anti President Donald Trump BBC?


Anon at Aangirfan - 23 hours ago
According to the dailymail: "The Syrian government has been accused of carrying out mass killings of thousands of prisoners by the US government... "The Trump administration claims the bodies of those killed were burned in a large crematorium attached to the *Saydnaya* prison complex outside the Syrian capital of Damascus." *Below, we see comments from readers of the Mail Online.* Big Tone, Leamington spa, United Kingdom More Daily Mail farcical reporting. I'm so glad I don't pay to read this nonsense. 0 cool_php, Tucson, United States As usual Daily Mail news has zero credibil... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
#UPDATE US says Syria using 'crematorium' to hide mass killing https://t.co/dTmnA79D4i pic.twitter.com/xSshnbhPOr — AFP news agency (@AFP) May 15, 2017

I just gave up on Energy For Humanity

Engineer-Poet at The Ergosphere - 1 day ago
I went through their website. (I had it on my personal blog list for a while.) When I came across things that bothered me, I dug for contact information... and THERE ISN'T ANY. These people neither expect nor want feedback. Not even on their site design (why the HELL wouldn't they put timestamps on their main-page items, so you can see what's new and what's not?). If they refuse to interact

The Debate On Sending U.S. Troops To Afghanistan Intensifies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Stephen Biddle, Julia Macdonald and Ryan Baker, Washington Post*: *The Trump administration wants to send more military advisers to Afghanistan. Good luck with that.* Senior Trump administration officials have proposed sending 3,000 more U.S. troops to Afghanistan. Their mission? Advise and assist Afghan security forces. The Obama administration’s plan was much the same. So is the U.S. strategy for Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia, Ukraine, Niger, Mali, Nigeria, Pakistan, Mauritania and many other locations around the world. In all these places, U.S. strategy relies on Securit... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A displaced Iraqi carries his daughter while they cross the Tigris River, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem *WNU Editor: *The above picture is from this photo gallery ....* Endgame in Mosul *(Reuters).

Report: President Trump Shared Classified Intelligence About Islamic State Threats With The Russians

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*L.A. Times*: *Trump shared highly classified intelligence about Islamic State with Russians, reports say* The White House lurched into a new crisis Monday over reports that President Trump had shared highly classified intelligence last week with visiting Russian officials in the Oval Office. In the meeting with Russia’s foreign minister and ambassador to the United States, Trump discussed threats from Islamic State involving laptops taken aboard airliners, intelligence that had been provided by a U.S. ally on the condition that it not be shared, the Washington Post reported. ... more »

Working Holiday in Taiwan! MOFA has the website...

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
http://www.youthtaiwan.net/WorkingHolidayen/Default.aspx will take you to the MOFA website for working holidays in Taiwan.... n order to encourage international engagement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of China (Taiwan) has actively promoted the signing of working holiday agreements with other countries. The program, in which 220,000 youth have participated since its launch in 2004, has helped young people broaden their international perspectives and increase their global competitiveness through cross-cultural experiences, as well as through development of risk ... more »

Bethune-Cookman Graduates Chose Which Way They Wanted to Go

Marcus Bright at Diverse - 1 day ago
The decision by the students to show resistance was solidified. They could not straddle the fence. The Trump administration is quickly forcing people to choose sides.

House Democrats to Seek Increase in Pell Grant

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
House Democrats on Monday said they plan to seek an increase in the Pell Grant to make college more affordable but conceded the increase would only be by a couple hundred dollars.

Protesting Students in Puerto Rico Committed to Saving Higher Ed Access

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Students on strike in the University of Puerto Rico system have settled in for the long haul as the island struggles to come to a resolution regarding its massive debt crisis.

Tuition Discounts not Paying Off for Private Colleges

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
A survey shows that private nonprofit colleges are providing students a record level of tuition discounts but those efforts have not been enough to stave off a steady decline in enrollment.

New Data Points To Continuing Warming Pause

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 1 day ago
Cosmic ray intensities from March 2015 to May 2017. Image and Data from Spaceweather.com Today marks the sixth straight day for which there were absolutely no sunspots on the Sun. So far this year, out of the 135 days that have passed by, 36 days have been without sunspots, 26.7% of the total. Last year, […]

Electrically stimulating your brain can boost memory – but here's one reason it doesn't always work

Shelly Fan, Postdoctoral Scholar in Neuroscience, University of California, San Francisco at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Is electrical pulse to the brain your favorite memory enhancer? U.S. Air Force photo by J.M. Eddins Jr., CC BY-NC The first time I heard that shooting electrical currents across your brain can boost learning, I thought it was a joke. But evidence is mounting. According to a handful of studies, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), the poster child of brain stimulation, is a bona fide cognitive booster: By directly tinkering with the brain’s electrical field, some research has found that tDCS enhances creativity, bolsters spatial and math learning and even language aquisiti... more »

UN Agency Exposed Helping North Korea with Patent Application for Banned Nerve Gas

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on May 15, 2017 For more than a year, a United Nations agency in Geneva has been helping North Korea prepare an international patent application for production of sodium cyanide — a chemical used to make the nerve gas Tabun — which has been on a list of materials banned from shipment to that […]

McMaster Responds To WaPo: “I Was In The Room, It Didn’t Happen. The Story Is False”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
McMaster Responds To Wapo: “I Was In The Room, It Didn’t Happen. The Story Is False” by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com Following the latest provocative story from the Washington Post earlier suggesting that Trump shared “highly classified information” with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak during their White House meeting last week, National […]

Tim Allen Fired by ABC for Exposing Hollywood’s Liberal Insanity

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on May 15, 2017 Comedian Tim Allen’s show ‘Last Man Standing’ has been canceled by ABC, despite being one of the network’s most watched shows. Recently Tim denounced Hollywood’s treatment of Conservatives, and his character was a Patriot who held traditional family values, something many see as being contrary to the message ABC wants […]

China’s Belt & Road Will Push The Petrodollar To It’s Doom

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on May 15, 2017 Empire fed plunges into contraction and as the economy declines. Business investment continues to decline. Trump’s trade rep get sworn in which will allow the NAFTA negotiations to begin. Citis surprise index has plummeted and Morgan Stanley’s indicators are imploded signalling a major problem headed our way. Paul Krugman warns […]

Nakba Day: Over 700,000 Palestinians Forced to Leave Palestine in 1948 Ethnic Cleansing by Zionists

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on May 15, 2017 It’s called the Nakba day, and it’s the 69th anniversary of Palestinians’ forced removal from their homes during the creation of Israel in 1948. In this edition of the debate, we’ll discuss how Israel has taken away Palestinian and has violated Palestinians to such a degree that occupied Palestine is […]

The Great American Eclipse (21 Aug 2017): A Once-in-a-Lifetime Event

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on May 15, 2017 In 100 days, a highly anticipated solar eclipse will encompass American skies. It will be visible to millions of people from Oregon to South Carolina. This hasn’t happened since 1918. RT America’s Brigida Santos has the story. end

Why is North Korea an American Problem? – Former Diplomat

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on May 15, 2017 After a series of failed launches, North Korea recently carried out its most advanced missile test to date, shocking and unnerving the world. While it suggests Pyongyang may be capable of far longer-range missiles than was previously believed, it is unclear whether it will be able to effectively weaponize them. […]

A Whiff Of Fascism? Dan Rather: "Someone In There Is Not Thinking Very Well And It All Begins With The President"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Chris Wallace is a Fox guy, so how good could he be, right? Still, hold off comparing him to Chris Hayes and try comparing him to the fascist automatons on *Fox & Friends* instead. Take a look at the clip directly under this paragraph. The *Fox & Friends* clowns are just such horrifying jokes posing as "journalists!" And it's more than just "a very selective view of history." I don't think Wallace will be able to teach any of these proudly ignorant, over-paid propagandists anything about what journalism is. Notice how the bimbo in the middle (Abby, I think I heard someone call her... more »

United States Attorney In D.C. Clears Trevor FitzGibbon Of Sexual Misconduct Charges

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 1 day ago
A U.S. Attorney has declined to prosecute Trevor FitzGibbon for lack of evidence following three criminal complaints in federal court. The post United States Attorney In D.C. Clears Trevor FitzGibbon Of Sexual Misconduct Charges appeared first on Shadowproof.

Secretary of Defense Jim Mattiss Private Cellphone Number Revealed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Sec. Defense James Mattis's outgoing phone message.https://t.co/MGeRwcMbgR — Andrew Joyce (@AndrewPaulJoyce) May 15, 2017 obtained via: https://t.co/5igy1Sr8nu — Andrew Joyce (@AndrewPaulJoyce) May 15, 2017 *Washington Post:* *When President Trump’s bodyguard revealed Jim Mattis’s private cellphone number* This Is Not Normal. It’s a mantra among politics-watchers, an attempt to force ourselves to see clearly through the toxic levels of absurdity caking Washington these days. The poker-faced way the news is generally reported, it’s feared, will normalize (for example) that the pre... more »

ISIS on its last legs in Mosul as Iraqi Army liberates four suburbs – Map update

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:10 A.M.) – The Iraqi Armed Forces have proven highly productive over the past 48 hours, liberating four neighborhoods in Mosul city and placing ISIS with its back against the wall on the Tigris River. Pushing ever quicker through the Islamic State pocket with overwhelming numbers, the Iraqi Army imposed full control over […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In pictures: Syrian tank hit by ISIS missile as jihadists put up stiff resistance east of Palmyra

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:30 A.M.) – Although the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) liberated the Talilah Entrance and adjacent junction earlier this week, the Islamic State still has hundreds of militants deployed on the eastern Palmyra axis where government forces are within striking distance of Arak town and the T3 Airbase. A batch of new pictures published […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Graphic pictures: ISIS chops off heads as rebel offensive in rural Daraa goes horribly wrong

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:00 A.M.) – On Monday, rebel forces united under the ‘Southern Front’ rebel coalition began a new round of attacks at a jihadist pocket in western Daraa where the ISIS-linked group Jaish Khalid ibn al-Walid is present on the border with Israel. Using technicals, machineguns, mortar fire and rocket launchers, Islamic State insurgents […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Top NSA Whistleblower: Ransomware Hack Due to “Swindle of the Taxpayers” by Intelligence Agencies

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Who is in charge of the Beast ‘666’ Network, Global Surveillance Militarized-Police State? No Such Agency! – Top NSA Whistleblower: Ransomware Hack Due to “Swindle of the Taxpayers” by Intelligence Agencies by WashingtonsBlog What should we make of the global ransomware attacks which happened today? We’ve documented that the intelligence services intentionally create digital vulnerabilities, then […]

Hillary & Obama Backed ISIS, Killed And Harvested Children’s Organs

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on May 14, 2017 There are videos of them killing people and harvesting organs and taken kidneys. Turkish refugee camps, if ISIS fighters are wounded they take advantage. Two hours this morning and it disgust me to see the fact that they are cutting people up and killings. end

Germany and NATO: Preparing for a Fascist Repression in Europe?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Germany and NATO – Preparing for a Fascist Repression in Europe? by Peter Koenig, http://www.thesaker.is/ While Washington is in turmoil, Trump’s firing of FBI’s Director Comey being hailed by some, condemned by others and questioned with innuendo by yet another group of critics, it looks like the U-turn The Donald has supposedly made a few weeks ago, […]

Report: U.S., British Forces Enter Southern Syria Alongside Terrorists; Is A Bigger Battle Shaping Up?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Report: U.S., British Forces Enter Southern Syria Alongside Terrorists; Is A Bigger Battle Shaping Up? by Brandon Turbeville, http://www.activistpost.com/ Days after reports that Damascus was on high alert due to increased U.S. troop levels on the Jordanian border and an apparent preparation for an invasion from the south and southeast, the United States and Britain have indeed […]

Watch CNN Accidentally Explain How They’re Fake News!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Nov 4, 2016 Watch Lee explain why Brian Stelter of CNN’s “Reliable Sources” is wrong in his claim that Facebook is dividing our country. Lee gives examples of the many ways in which mainstream media outlets like CNN are much more damaging to the country than social media. What does the mainstream news […]

Top 4 Reasons CNN Gets Called “Fake News”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Feb 14, 2017 Jay Fayza of TheRebel.media looks at the things CNN does all the time that have led viewers to distrust the once-mighty news network. MORE: http://www.therebel.media/top_5_reaso… end

‘Russian Meddling’: Democrat Senator Falls for Fake News Story on US Elections

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on May 15, 2017 US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says there’s no question that Russia interfered in last year’s US presidential election, despite the lack of any published evidence. His statement directly contradicts comments made by the Russian Foreign Minister, during his visit to Washington last week. After Sergei Lavrov met Donald Trump […]

End of The Empire — Bill Holter

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on May 14, 2017 Bill Holter from JS Mineset returns to SGT Report to discuss the current state of the failing US empire. And Bill warns that despite popular opinion that the DOW, S&P and Nasdaq can only go up, the END could come in a flash, and when that happens, many people who […]

China Has No Desire To Deliver On North Korea (For Now)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*J. Michael Cole, National Interest:* *Why China Will Never Put America First* *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 Trump’s campaign rhetoric, which promised a much more rigid line on Chin... more »

Musical Interlude: Oxygene, “The Ocean”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Oxygene, “The Ocean” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aI3yNckfSvU&html5=1

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“South of Antares, in the tail of the nebula-rich constellation Scorpius, lies emission nebula IC 4628. Nearby hot, massive stars, millions of years young, radiate the nebula with invisible ultraviolet light, stripping electrons from atoms. The electrons eventually recombine with the atoms to produce the visible nebular glow, dominated by the red emission of hydrogen. * Click image for larger size.* At an estimated distance of 6,000 light-years, the region shown is about 250 light-years across, spanning an area equivalent to four full moons on the sky. The nebula is also cataloged a... more »

The Poet: David Whyte, "One Day"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"One Day"* "One day I will say the gift I once had has been taken. The place I have made for myself belongs to another. The words I have sung are being sung by the ones I would want. Then I will be ready for that voice and the still silence in which it arrives. And if my faith is good then we'll meet again on the road, and we'll be thirsty, and stop and laugh and drink together again from the deep well of things as they are." - David Whyte "Where Many Rivers Meet" "The poem is a little myth of man's capacity of making life meaningful. And in the end, the poem is not a thing we see - ... more »

Chet Raymo, “A Fear of Freedom?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“A Fear of Freedom?”* by Chet Raymo “It is almost a cliché to say that Western civilization was created by the Greeks. Our government, law, art, music, architecture, literature, drama, historiography, science, and mathematics are largely Greek inventions. The sublime refinement and sophistication of the Parthenon have been widely taken as reflecting qualities of the Athenians citizens who built the temple and adorned it with sculptures. No doubt something remarkable happened in the Greek world of the 6th to 3rd centuries B.C.E., with its epicenter first at Athens, then at Alexandr... more »

"What You Think Of Me..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“What you think of me is none of my business.” - Terry Cole-Whittaker

X22 Report: “The Central Banker, Deep State Secret Weapon, The 'Kill Switch'”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
X22 Report: “The Central Banker, Deep State Secret Weapon, The 'Kill Switch'” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJffv8x1SqE

US Revives Discredited Syria "Slaughterhouse" Story

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 day ago
*May 16, 2017* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - In February 2017, the US would attempt to leverage an Amnesty International report claiming to detail unfolding atrocities at Sednaya prison in Syria. While painting a picture of torture, neglect, and even mass executions, Amnesty forgot to include any actual evidence to corroborate its claims. The only actual evidence included in a report that otherwise consisted only of alleged interviews and 3D models of the prison made in London, was a picture taken from outer space by an imaging satellite. The satellite image itself revealed nothing bes... more »

The FBI: With great power comes great scandal

Douglas M. Charles, Associate Professor of History, Pennsylvania State University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Drama at the FBI is nothing new. Given its 109-year history, the FBI has seen many scandals and numerous directors come and go. Its directors, in fact, have always been the face and driving force of the FBI. Most have retired or moved on to other work, four were forced to offer resignations, but only two, including most recently James Comey, have been fired outright. While FBI directors always served at the pleasure of presidents, they differed in their closeness to the chief executive. Most notably, FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover (1924-1972) worked to satisfy the political interes... more »

Securing America’s energy advantage

Craig Rucker at CFACT - 1 day ago
America's energy revolution can be the key to its competitiveness. This has OPEC and Europe worried.

China's New 'Silk Road' Is Based on Its National-Security Agenda

James Jay Carafano at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*James Jay Carafano* *Security, Asia* [image: Dragon at Chinese New Year celebrations in London. Flickr/Creative Commons/Paolo Camera] Chinese influencers are popping up across the European landscape. Trump’s trip to Europe has several stops. Still, his travels might be light on substance. That’s all right. He’ll be back. In fact, there is likely to be a significant uptick in the transatlantic dialogue. And there is likely going to be another item added to the agenda: China. *Modest Major Dialogue* The president’s first foreign-policy excursion (after visiting the Middle East) ... more »

Why the Federal Reserve Should Focus on America's Wage Problem

Samuel Rines at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Samuel Rines* *Economics, Americas* [image: U.S. banknotes. Pixabay/Public domain] If the U.S. economy is going to accelerate on a sustainable basis, then wages will need to do so as well. Following the recession in 2001–02, the U.S. recovery saw few jobs gains, earning it the moniker “the jobless recovery.” Certainly, the U.S. economy created jobs, but the number was mediocre. The economy grew, but the employment figures never seemed to keep pace. All recoveries have their disappointments. Unfortunately, the present recovery will be remembered in a similar vein—the wageless re... more »

The U.S.-South Korea Alliance Is Now Asia's Oddest Couple

Doug Bandow at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Doug Bandow* *Security, Asia* Moon Jae-in’s presidency threatens to undercut Donald Trump’s objectives. The Trump administration has placed North Korea at the top of its priority list. Despite threatening war on the Korean Peninsula, however, the president so far has paid little attention to Seoul’s perspective. President Donald Trump consulted with both Chinese president Xi Jinping and Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe, but made no similar call to South Korean leaders. That in part reflects the fact that the Republic of Korea only last week ended a lengthy political crisis. P... more »

How Macron Could Destroy the European Union

Amitai Etzioni at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Amitai Etzioni* *Politics, Europe* [image: Celebration of Emmanuel Macron’s victory at the Louvre. Flickr/Creative Commons/Lorie Shaull] Emmanuel Macron's banking skills can't save the European Union from itself. Emmanuel Macron is calling for concentrating more power in the hands of “Brussels,” that is, in the hands of the European Commission. This is despite the fact that Britain is leaving the European Union because of popular rebellion against violations of national sovereignty by Brussels. One cannot have ever more economic and administrative integration on the EU level as... more »

The 5 Best Aircraft Carriers Ever

James Holmes at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*James Holmes* *Security, * Simply the best of the best. *If Midway deserves a place mainly for technical reasons, the Essex-class carrier Franklin earns laurels for the resiliency of her hull and fortitude of her crew in battle. She was damaged in heavy fighting at Leyte Gulf in 1944. After refitting at Puget Sound Navy Yard, the flattop returned to the Western Pacific combat theater. In March 1945, having ventured closer to the Japanese home islands than any carrier to date, she fell under surprise assault by a single enemy dive bomber. Two semi-armor-piercing bombs penetrate... more »

How America's F-15 Fighter Almost Joined the U.S. Navy (On an Aircraft Carrier)

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, * There almost was a "Sea Eagle". *Was the Sea Eagle a viable concept? The problem is the one that we are seeing with today's F-35: an aircraft that must serve more than one master inevitably sacrifices performance in some area (in fact, the F-14 was born after the Pentagon's abortive attempt to make the ill-fated F-111 a joint Air Force and navy fighter). To turn the F-15 into a carrier-based interceptor like the F-14 would have required so many design changes that the hybrid beast would probably have been inferior to either the F-15 or F-14.* *Which... more »

New Deal Allows U.S. To Sell Tons Of Natural Gas To China

Andrew Follett at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Andrew Follett* *Security, Asia* “It is a win win for everyone and a reason for America and China to find common ground on strategic issues that divide them.” The U.S. and China recently agreed to a major liquid natural gas (LNG) trade deal, which could generate $26 billion annually for America. The Department of Commerce announced a 100-day action plan to allow Chinese companies to negotiate long-term contracts from American suppliers. The energy firm Wood Mackenzie estimates this deal could pump $26 billion into the U.S. economy each year by 2030. “This is good news for US en... more »

The Real North Korea Missile Threat

Ryan Pickrell at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Ryan Pickrell* *Security, Asia* Latest missile launch reveals limits of intelligence on North Korean weapons. North Korea is launching new missiles at an accelerated pace as it advances its weapons programs, making it difficult to identify North Korean missiles. North Korea tested a Hwasong-12 medium long-range ballistic missile Sunday. Analysts suspect the missile may have a range of approximately 2,800 miles, putting the U.S. base in Guam within striking distance. Pyongyang released information and related images just a short while after defense officials identified the miss... more »

Mizzou Sees Effect of Declining Enrollment in Columbia

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
COLUMBIA, Mo. — The University of Missouri in Columbia is seeing the negative effects of budget cuts and declining enrollment. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports the university is expecting its smallest incoming freshman class in nearly two decades this fall, with as much as a 6 percent decline compared to last year. Local landlords are […]

Auburn Pays $29,000 to End Suit Over White Nationalist

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Auburn University’s failed, one-day fight to prevent a white nationalist from speaking on campus will cost nearly $30,000 in legal fees under an agreement approved by a federal judge. School officials said they agreed to pay $29,000 in legal fees “to avoid more costly litigation costs” stemming from the university’s attempt to […]

Family: Pledge Who Died at Penn State Treated Like ‘Roadkill’

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
NEW YORK — A fraternity pledge who was ordered to guzzle alcohol during a hazing ritual and twice fell down a flight of stairs before his death was treated like “roadkill,” his father said Monday, days after criminal charges were filed against 18 of his son’s Penn State fraternity brothers. Jim Piazza, the father of […]

4 Plead Guilty in Baruch College Student’s Hazing Death

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
STROUDSBURG, Pa. — Four men charged in a brutal fraternity hazing ritual that resulted in the 2013 death of a New York City college student have pleaded guilty in a Pennsylvania court to voluntary manslaughter. Fraternity members at Pi Delta Psi physically abused Chun “Michael” Deng, a Baruch College student. They then tried to cover […]

The Conflict In Kasai Province DR Congo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Violence in Kasai was sparked by the killing of tribal chief Kamwina Nsapu *AFP*: *DRCongo unrest killed 390 fighters, 124 troops since end March* Spiralling violence in DR Congo's central Kasai region has killed 390 tribal militia fighters and 124 government troops since the end of March, the army said Monday. "DRC's armed forces have been waging operations to back up the police since end March in Kasai," the army's (FARDC) Brigadier General Leon-Richard Kasonga told a news conference. The death toll from the fighting has amounted to 390 militia fighters, 39 FARDC troops and 85 p... more »

Will The DC Dems Blow Their Chance-- And Consign Us To The Clutches Of Trump And Ryan And Their Enablers?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Wasserman Schultz gave us Trump* Earlier today we explained why Blue America is somewhat reticent about jumping into Senate primaries in red states, even when as good a candidate as Paula Jean Swearengin is running against as bad an incumbent as Joe Manchin (D-WV). We also explained why we feel absolutely fine supporting progressives like Tim Canova, Marie Newman and Talia Fuentes in their runs against corrupt reactionary incumbents Debbie Wasserman Schultz (New Dem-FL), Dan Lipinski (Blue Dog-IL) and Kyrsten Sinema (Blue Dog-AZ). Short version: if Tim Canova, for instance, defeats... more »

Prominent Mexican Journalist Shot and Killed in Daylight Attack

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Javier Valdez Cárdenas won international honors and accolades for his extensive coverage of Mexico's drug trade.

Man Holding Human Head Stabs Store Clerk; Mother Found Dead

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Suspect Joshua Lee Webb was apparently "depressed" before the Mother's Day incident.

Did ‘No Whites Allowed’ Signs Exist in the Segregated South?

David Emery at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
The existence of "colored only" businesses under Jim Crow laws in the southern United States comes as a shock to those unfamiliar with the history.

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Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
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Ivory Coast Soldiers Continue Their Mutiny -- News Updates May 15, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*NPR:* *After Surprise Announcement, Gunfire Erupts Once More In Ivory Coast* Major cities across Ivory Coast awoke to the clatter of gunfire Monday. In the country's commercial center and in several cocoa-producing hubs, disgruntled soldiers broke out weapons and blocked thoroughfares to protest stalled bonus payments and what they view as broken promises from President Alassane Ouattara. It marks the fourth day of renewed tensions in a dispute that had appeared to be tentatively resolved months ago between the government and more than a third of its soldiers. Now, the country t... more »

Why installing software updates makes us WannaCry

Elissa Redmiles, Ph.D. Student in Computer Science, University of Maryland at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 1 day ago
People don't want to be interrupted to update their software. irin73bal via Shutterstock.com The global ransomware attack called “WannaCry,” which began last week and continues today, could have been avoided, or at least made much less serious, if people (and companies) kept their computer software up to date. The attack’s spread demonstrates how hundreds of thousands of computers in more than 150 countries are running outdated software that leaves them vulnerable. The victims include Britain’s National Health Service, logistics giant FedEx, Spanish telecom powerhouse Telefonica and... more »

Semantics clarification : Classified documents do not appear in public indexes or Tables of Contents...but are available for anyone who knows to look for them. The contents are not, of themselves, Secret.

The Washington Post reports that Donald Trump revealed classified information to Russian foreign minister and ambassador during White House visit.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 1 day ago
Courtesy of WaPo: *President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said that Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State. * *The information Trump relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, officials said. * *The partner had not gi... more »

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