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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

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Free market protection for endangered species: CFACT at Seattle U

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 9 minutes ago
Government programs to protect endangered species often produce limited or no results. The free market gets the job done. Seattle students agree.

Leaders of Minority-Serving Institutions Ask Congress to Bolster Pell Grant

cmaadmin at Diverse - 22 minutes ago
The presidents and chancellors of 10 minority-serving institutions called on members of Congress to strengthen federal investment in the Pell program, in a letter released on Wednesday afternoon.

Title IV Funds Withheld from 5 Campuses in Puerto Rico During Strike

cmaadmin at Diverse - 22 minutes ago
Adding to the University of Puerto Rico’s financial woes, the Department of Education has rescinded the eligibility of five of the system’s 11 campuses for Title IV programs due to the ongoing student strike.

Is Venezuela On The Verge Of Becoming A Failed State?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*RTE:* *US warns Venezuela crisis could become major conflict* The United States has warned that Venezuela's crisis is worsening and could escalate into a major conflict similar to Syria or South Sudan. At least 43 people have died during weeks of clashes between government forces and opposition demonstrators angry at President Nicolas Maduro's moves to strengthen his hold on power and his handling of an economic and political crisis. Following a closed-door session of the UN Security Council, US Ambassador Nikki Haley told reporters that the crisis in Venezuela is deepening. *Re... more »

Irak güçleri Suriye sınırına yaklaşıyor

Emre Köse at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 hour ago
Haşd’eş Şaabi’ye (Halk Seferberlik Güçleri) bağlı Nuceba Hareketi’nin, Irak hava kuvvetlerine bağlı savaş uçaklarının da desteğiyle Irak-Suriye sınırı yakınındaki birkaç bölgede kontrolü ele aldığı bildirildi. Irak ordusunun IŞİD’in Irak’taki kalesi olarak görülen Musul kentini önümüzdeki günlerde tamamen kurtaracağı düşünülürken IŞİD militanlarının kentteki birkaç semtte ablukaya alındığı biliniyor. Bunun yanı sıra Irak hava kuuvetlerinin Musul merkezli […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Şam’ın güneyindeki cihatçıların teslim olması için görüşmeler başlıyor

Emre Köse at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 hour ago
Al-Masdar muhabiri Ibrahim Joudeh’in aktardığı bilgiye göre Şam’ın güneyinde yer alan El-Kaddem semtindeki cihatçı unsurların ulusal uzlaşıya katılması için müzakereler başladı. Geçtiğimiz gün Suriye hükümetinden bir heyetin El-Kaddem semtine giriş yaparak bir dizi görüşmede bulunduğu bildiriliyor. Kabun, Teşrin ve Berze gibi başkentin doğu bölgelerindeki cihatçı unsurlar geçtiğimiz günlerde teslim olurken Suriye hükümetinin dikkatini güney Şam […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز


Way Way Up at Fort McMurray Adventures - 1 hour ago
I hit a milestone after work this evening with the sighting of my 100th bird in Fort McMurray. As I closed in on 100 I found myself playing a mental game imagining just what it might be. I secretly hope for something unique but I figured it would likely end up being something I had seen before but just not locally. As it turned out, it was a completely new species to me and one that isn't all that common here. They don't breed here as far as I know and usually just pass through the area, hence there infrequency. This Harris's Sparrow turned up shortly after I returned home fro... more »


Geezer Power at GEEZERPOWER - 1 hour ago
Nathan Yahoo, in spite of his posturing, can hardly contain himself over the newly installed cabinet of the Mein Trumpf regime. The Golan Heights comes to mind... TABLET is a daily online magazine of Jewish news, ideas, and culture. Launched in June 2009 WILL TRUMP AND NETANYAHU MAKE THE AMERICA-ISRAEL RELATIONSHIP GREAT AGAIN? PEOTUS is stacking his cabinet with friends of the Jewish State, but the geopolitical realities of Iran, Russia, Syria, Saudi Arabia, and ISIS may complicate his Middle East policy, whatever it turns out to be By Lee Smith December 7, 2016 • 10:00 PM... more »

The Curious Case of Dr. Miskolczi

Originally posted on Science Matters: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button relates the story of a fictional character who is estranged from the rest of humanity because of a unique personal quality. He alone was born an old man, grew younger as he aged, before dying as an infant. Living in contradiction to all others,…

Will President Trump Protect The Pentagon's Back If New Rules Of Engagement Produce Unacceptable Casualties?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Smoke rises over Kobani after an airstrike, as seen from the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province, October 18, 2014 (Reuters) *Paul D. Shinkman, US News and World Report:* *'Areas of Active Hostilities': Trump's Troubling Increases to Obama's Wars* *The little-known term has prompted concerns in the military and CIA over whether the White House will protect them, after finally getting from Trump what they wanted under Obama.* The Defense Department is quietly scrambling to define a little-known term coined... more »

Comey isn't the first FBI director to keep memos on a president

Douglas M. Charles, Associate Professor of History, Pennsylvania State University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 hour ago
President Donald Trump allegedly asked FBI Director James Comey to drop the FBI’s investigation into Michael Flynn. President Franklin Roosevelt asked FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover to collect information on Americans who had committed no crimes. President Richard Nixon asked Hoover to provide the White House a list of reporters the FBI knew were homosexual. How do we know? FBI director memos. As an FBI historian, I was not surprised to learn that Comey kept memos. The FBI’s history shows such documentation can be essential to how FBI directors operate, and how they can insulate o... more »

The Rotgut Democratic Establishment Trash Still Hates Bernie More Than They Hate Trump

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
It infuriates garbage Democrats and their media shills that Bernie is the most popular and beloved politician in America. It absolutely unhinges them. I wonder which contemptible establishment whores-- "many" contemptible establishment whores-- Edward-Isaac Dovere was referring to when he wrote Tuesday that "many top Democrats are furious that Bernie Sanders appears to be running for president again, or at least planning to drag out his decision long enough to freeze the race around him." Wasserman Schultz? Some of the other Clinton garbage who turned America over to Trump? Schume... more »

Musical Interlude: Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind, “When Time Slows (Born Star)”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind, “When Time Slows (Born Star)” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ogldA2Gxl3g

Kill the Paris Treaty and Rip out its Roots.

For Immediate Release 18th May 2017 Kill the Paris Treaty and Rip out its Roots. To download a print-ready pdf of the whole article plus image click: http://clexit.net/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/kill-paris-treaty.pdf By Viv Forbes, Secretary of the Clexit Coalition The Clexit Coalition today called on President Trump to keep his election promise to withdraw from the Paris Climate Treaty … Continue reading Kill the Paris Treaty and Rip out its Roots.

Gregory Mannarino: They Want to Destroy Trump & America

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Gregory Mannarino: They Want to Destroy Trump & America by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Analyst/trader Gregory Mannarino says America is in conflict with itself. Mannarino explains, “We have a President who gets it. He’s obviously not a socialist, and there is no doubt this man has the back of America. . . . There is a literal […]

Funeral Held for Gazan Fisherman Gunned Down by Israeli Navy

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Published on May 16, 2017 Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have held a funeral procession for fisherman Mohammad Baker who was killed on Monday by the Israeli navy off the coast of Gaza. Press TV’s correspondent Ashraf Shannon has attended the procession and filed this report. “In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of Hebrew University, a […]

CNN’s Bash Admits Comey Memo is “DEEP STATE” Revenge Against Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
CNN’s Bash Admits Comey Memo is “DEEP STATE” Revenge Against Trump by Paul Joseph Watson | http://www.Infowars.com They “know how to get back, even if you’re the president” CNN’s Dana Bash let slip the true motivation behind the release of the Comey memo when she acknowledged that it was part of the “deep state” taking revenge […]

Trump Turmoil Sparks Biggest Market Crash In 9 Months

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Published on May 17, 2017 -S&P 500 biggest drop since Sept 2016 (broke below 50-dma) -Small Caps biggest drop since Brexit June 2016 (broke below 50-, 100-dma) -Nasdaq biggest drop since Brexit June 2016 -Dow Industrials biggest drop since Sept 2016 (broke below 50-dma) -Dow Transports biggest drop since June 2016 (broke below 50-, 100-dma, […]

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

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Zionist war propaganda! Published on May 17, 2017 An Israeli minister has bluntly called for Syrian leader Bashar Assad to be assassinated after unsourced media reports claimed Damascus was using a “crematorium” to cover-up mass killings. He said the “serpent’s head” in Tehran should be dealt with next. end

Even Sky News had to admit that yesterday was disastrous for the Tories [VIDEO]

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 2 hours ago
On 17 May, even Sky News had to admit that it had been a disastrous day for the Conservative Party. And on the eve of the party’s manifesto launch, too. Failure on three fronts Jon Craig, Chief Political Correspondent for Sky News, insisted that parties often only make announcements if they’ve got a good story to tell. But the Conservatives […]

Jezebel Story On Trevor FitzGibbon Largely Affirms What Shadowproof Reported

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 2 hours ago
Despite outrage from former staff of FitzGibbon Media, Jezebel story recognizes news value of Shadowproof's report on Trevor FitzGibbon. The post Jezebel Story On Trevor FitzGibbon Largely Affirms What Shadowproof Reported appeared first on Shadowproof.

Newly-minted Doctor Mixing Hip-hop and Science

cmaadmin at Diverse - 3 hours ago
Just prior to Dr. Edmund Adjapong receiving his doctoral hood, he and his mentor, Dr. Christopher Emdin, reflected on how they inspire students of color to embrace science by infusing their teaching with hip-hop culture.

California Fraternity Faces Charges After Trees Cut Down

cmaadmin at Diverse - 3 hours ago
SAN FRANCISCO — Federal authorities have charged a fraternity at California State University, Chico with illegally cutting down dozens of trees in a national forest during an initiation of new pledges, the U.S. Forest Service said. The complaint was filed Tuesday against the school’s Pi Kappa Alpha chapter and its president, Evan Jossey. The fraternity […]

Interim Missouri Chancellor Says She Won’t Get Permanent Job

cmaadmin at Diverse - 3 hours ago
COLUMBIA, Mo. — The interim chancellor and provost at the University of Missouri says she is not a candidate to become permanent chancellor. Chancellor and Provost Garnett Stokes, who took over May 3, said Tuesday she expects the new chancellor to be named within the next two weeks. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports Stokes didn’t […]

University of Illinois Cancels Scientist Talk After Backlash

cmaadmin at Diverse - 3 hours ago
URBANA, Ill. — The University of Illinois has cancelled plans to host a talk by Nobel Laureate James Watson after faculty raised concerns about his discredited views on race and intelligence. Carl Woese Institute for Genomic Biology director Gene Robinson tells The News-Gazette the center dropped plans to host the scientist before a date had […]

Celebrating Freedom -- Chelsea Manning and US Spy Files on Indigenous

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 3 hours ago
By Brenda Norrell Censored News In celebration of the release of Chelsea Manning today, we share our original work of the cables of the US State Dept. With some time on my hands, after being censored as a mainstream journalist, I spent six months reading and writing about these cables. These cables revealed Hillary Clinton as head of the US State Dept., spied on Mohawks, Mapuche, Presidents

Giants, Little People & Subterranean Secrets with Steve Quayle & Klaus Dona

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Published on May 17, 2017 GenSix Productions presents an exclusive interview: Giants, Little People & Subterranean Secrets with Steve Quayle & Klaus Dona. Steve Quayle and Klaus Dona discuss lost cities, giant mummies, little people, giants suspended in stasis, underwater pyramids, underground tunnel systems connected to pyramids, ufos, archaeological “out of place artifacts” (known as […]

Financial Weapons Of Mass Destruction: The Top 25 U.S. Banks Have 222 Trillion Dollars Of Exposure To Derivatives

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Financial Weapons Of Mass Destruction: The Top 25 U.S. Banks Have 222 Trillion Dollars Of Exposure To Derivatives by Michael Snyder, http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/ The recklessness of the “too big to fail” banks almost doomed them the last time around, but apparently they still haven’t learned from their past mistakes. Today, the top 25 U.S. banks have 222 trillion […]

Is China Intentionally Making It Harder To Manipulate Gold? – Rory Hall/Dave Kranzler

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Is China Intentionally Making It Harder To Manipulate Gold? – Rory Hall/Dave Kranzler by Rory Hall/Dave Kranzler, https://www.sprottmoney.com/ A new gold futures contract is being introduced by the Hong Kong Futures Exchange (two contracts actually). The two contracts will be physically settled $US and CNH (offshore renminbi) gold futures contracts. The key to this contract is that […]

Insider: The Swamp is Killing Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Published on May 17, 2017 Mike Cernovich reveals that the establishment is not happy with many of Donald Trump appointees and is doing everything they can to make sure that they won’t be in for long. end

The U.S. Navy Needs More Aircraft Carriers (Here's the Plan to Make It Happen)

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * There are currently 10 Nimitz-class carriers in service while the new Gerald R. Ford has yet to be commissioned. The United States Navy of the future will need 12 aircraft carriers to meet tomorrow’s threats. Effectively, that means that the service will have to grow the carrier fleet by two vessels. There are currently 10 Nimitz-class carriers in service while the new *Gerald R. Ford* has yet to be commissioned. As such, the Navy will have to optimize the build rate for aircraft carriers at the Huntington Ingalls Newport News shipyards in Virginia, ... more »

This Is How the U.S. Navy Will Stay Ahead of Russia and China

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * If Richardson’s vision comes to fruition, the United States Navy will continue to dominate the world’s oceans for the foreseeable future. Future naval vessels will not only leverage networking technology and vastly improved information systems, the warships of tomorrow will also be modular so that they can be rapidly upgraded. Essentially, a vessel’s hull and propulsion system might be the only constant during the life of the ship. “The hull and the powerplant are mostly likely going to be very persistent,” Adm. John Richardson, chief of naval operat... more »

The U.S. Navy Almost Built a Monster Battleship Like No Other (So What Happened?)

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, * The Montana would have been the ultimate battleship. *By mid-1942, U.S. naval authorities concluded that aircraft carriers would contribute more to victory in the Pacific than battleships. The battleships currently under construction (six of the Iowa class, closely following the four South Dakotas) would provide an ample insurance policy against Japanese battleship construction, while also serving as an effective carrier escort force.* *The USN also devoted resources to the Alaska class, a group of six “large cruisers,” “battlecruisers,” or “light ... more »

Trump and Erdogan: No News Is Bad News

Joshua W. Walker at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Joshua W. Walker* *Politics, Middle East* [image: President Trump and President Erdoğan give a joint statement in the Roosevelt Room at the White House. Flickr/The White House] A boring meeting that doesn’t make news can be a good thing—or a missed opportunity. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s highly anticipated meeting with President Trump this week in Washington had decisionmakers bracing for fireworks. What they got was an absolute dud. While the specific details of what was discussed have not fully emerged, American officials released a collective sigh of relief even... more »

Could Iran Elect Its Own Rodrigo Duterte?

John Allen Gay at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*John Allen Gay* *Politics, Middle East* [image: Ebrahim Raisi in 2015. Wikimedia Commons/Creative Commons/Tasnim News Agency/Hamed Malekpour] Ebrahim Raisi oversaw 1988’s infamous “death panels.” Now he could unseat Hassan Rouhani. *What is your political affiliation?* *Are you willing to go on television to condemn members of your party?* *Are you willing to fight with our armed forces against your party?* *Are you willing to put a noose around the neck of an active member of your party?* *Are you willing to walk through minefields to clear them for our army?* In the summe... more »

UN Joins Beijing to Advance Globalism With “One Belt, One Road”

Alex Newman at rss - 3 hours ago
[image: un-joins-beijing-to-advance-globalism-with-one-belt-one-road] The United Nations and its top leaders have openly embraced the Communist Chinese dictatorship's widely criticized “One Belt, One Road” (OBOR) initiative, which analysts have warned is an effort to further expand Beijing's totalitarian influence far outside of China's borders. Other globalist organizations such as the International Monetary Fund and World Bank praised the scheme, too. Brutal dictatorships around the world are also lining up to join the party. And unfortunately for opponents of communism, globalism... more »

Putin Offers "Transcript" to Prove Trump Did Not Reveal Classified Intel

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 3 hours ago
[image: putin-offers-transcript-to-prove-trump-did-not-reveal-classified-intel] As the beleaguered White House continues to fumble its way through the escalating scandal of whether or not President Trump revealed sensitive, classified intelligence to Russian officials in last week’s Oval Office meeting, Russian Vladimir Putin has offered Congress a copy of the transcript of that meeting as proof that he did not.

Crime and Coverup

Yastreblyansky at No More Mister Nice Blog - 3 hours ago
A Watergate salad, involving, according to RealHousemoms, "sweet pineapple, creamy whipped topping, mini marshmallows, crunchy walnuts and green pistachio flavored pudding! I like to add maraschino cherries to mine too." Speaking of coverups that are crimes. Can everybody please stop saying "The coverup is worse than the crime because Watergate was a third-rate burglary"? That characterization, coined by the late Ron Ziegler (he died in 2003, just as the Iraq war was about to begin and Ari "Palm Beach County is a Pat Buchanan stronghold" Fleischer was ready to take over his old titl... more »

Fidget toys aren't just hype

Katherine Isbister, Professor of Computational Media, University of California, Santa Cruz at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 3 hours ago
Balancing and doing tricks requires visual attention. ThamKC via shutterstock.com The fidget spinner craze has been sweeping elementary and middle schools. As of May 17 every one of the top 10 best-selling toys on Amazon was a form of the hand-held toy people can spin and do tricks with. Kids and parents are even making them for themselves using 3D printers and other more homespun crafting techniques. But some teachers are banning them from classrooms. And experts challenge the idea that spinners are good for conditions like ADHD and anxiety. Meanwhile, the Kickstarter online fundr... more »

Beyond just promise, CRISPR is delivering in the lab today

Ian Haydon, Doctoral Student in Biochemistry, University of Washington at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 3 hours ago
Precision editing DNA allows for some amazing applications. Ian Haydon, CC BY-ND There’s a revolution happening in biology, and its name is CRISPR. CRISPR (pronounced “crisper”) is a powerful technique for editing DNA. It has received an enormous amount of attention in the scientific and popular press, largely based on the promise of what this powerful gene editing technology will someday do. CRISPR was Science magazine’s 2015 Breakthrough of the Year; it’s been featured prominently in the New Yorker more than once; and The Hollywood Reporter revealed that Jennifer Lopez will be th... more »

"A Deep Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"In 2003, the Hubble Space Telescope took the image of a millenium, an image that shows our place in the universe. Anyone who understands what this image represents, is forever changed by it."- YouTube/NASA "It helps to put things in perspective here on our frenetic little planet with a look at this extraordinarily powerful and moving video of the Hubble Space Telescope mapping of the Universe, whose known size is 78 billion light years across. The video of the images is the equivalent of using a "time machine" to look into the past to witness the early formation of galaxies, perha... more »

Freely Download: Walt Whitman, "Leaves of Grass"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Leaves of Grass"* "Why, who makes much of a miracle? As to me I know of nothing else but miracles, Whether I walk the streets of Manhattan, Or dart my sight over the roofs of houses toward the sky, Or wade with naked feet along the beach just in the edge of the water, Or stand under trees in the woods, Or talk by day with anyone I love, or sleep in the bed at night with anyone I love, Or sit at the table at dinner with the rest, Or look at strangers opposite me riding in the car, Or watch honeybees busy around the hive of a summer forenoon, Or animals feeding in the fields, Or birds, or... more »

"We Deny..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"We deny that we're tired, we deny that we're scared, we deny how badly we want to succeed. And most importantly, we deny that we're in denial. We only see what we want to see and believe what we want to believe, and it works. We lie to ourselves so much that after a while the lies start to seem like the truth. We deny so much that we can't recognize the truth right in front of our faces." - "Dr. Meredith Grey," "Grey's Anatomy"

Chet Raymo, “Speaking of Water…”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
* “Speaking of Water…”* by Chet Raymo “How many water molecules- H2O- are there in the world's oceans? This is the kind of time-wasting calculation I love doing, but I will leave it as an exercise for one of you. Look up the mass of a proton in grams. A water molecule has essentially the mass of 18 protons (hydrogen=1, oxygen=8 protons + 8 neutrons; remember, this is an order of magnitude calculation). A cubic centimeter of water has (by definition) a mass of one gram. Divide for the number of water molecules in a cubic centimeter of water. How many cubic centimeters in the ocean... more »

Musical Interlude: Afshin, “Prayer of Change”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Afshin, “Prayer of Change” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75SGQ65QhaU

Trump Vs The Deep State: X22 Report, “The Battle Will Only Get Worse, The End Will Be A Disaster Either Way”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"1/3 of Congress will be arrested."* X22 Report, “The Battle Will Only Get Worse, The End Will Be A Disaster Either Way” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cT8VV2s_1e4


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago

“Justice Department Appoints Robert Mueller To Investigate 2016 Russian Election Interference”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Justice Department Appoints Robert Mueller* * To Investigate 2016 Russian Election Interference”* by sundance ”Be careful what you ask for because you just might get it...” "Brilliant move. Tremors tonight in the Deep Swamp. The deep cleaning machine just got fired up. Watch how quiet and tenuously supportive the Democrats and their Left-Wing media cohorts are with this announcement. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein at the Justice Department has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to justice to oversee the federal investigation into Russian interf... more »

"The Deep State Moves on Trump"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"The Deep State Moves on Trump," Introduction* By Brian Maher “Machinations, hollowness, treachery, and all ruinous disorders, follow us disquietly to our grave.” - William Shakespeare, “King Lear” "A black ring surrounds the moon... strange winds gather... a foreboding raven circles over Washington, wheeling on motionless wings. And so the omens mount... The odds that President Trump will be impeached this year have spiked to 33%. The same PredictIt poll put the odds at a mere 19% before “Firegate” - a 73% increase. Incidentally, Bill Clinton’s impeachment odds never topped 14%, ... more »

Kill the Paris Treaty and Rip out its Roots.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 4 hours ago
18th May 2017 *Kill the Paris Treaty and Rip out its Roots.* *By Viv Forbes, * *Secretary of the Clexit Coalition* The Clexit Coalition today called on President Trump to keep his election promise to withdraw from the Paris Climate Treaty and stop US payments to all UN global warming programs. The Clexit (ClimateExit) Coalition, comprising over 175 representatives from 25 countries, aims to prevent ratification or local enforcement of the UN Paris climate treaty. *See:* *http://clexit.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/clexit-members.pdf* The Secretary of Clexit, Mr Viv Forbes of Aus... more »

Olive Oil Party to Benefit Palestinian Farmers and Nonviolent Resistance

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
Sun, May 28, 2017: ISM Olive Oil Party to Benefit Palestinian Farmers

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 17, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Reinforcement troops from the Afghan army prepared to travel to Kandahar. Ahmad Masood/Reuters *Eli Lake, Bloomberg:* *Trump Has to Decide: 50,000 Troops to Afghanistan?* *A new classified intelligence brief says the Ghani government can survive if the U.S. recommits.* A new Afghanistan war strategy approved last month by President Donald Trump's top military and national security advisers would require at least 50,000 U.S. forces to stop the advance of the Taliban and save the government in Kabul, according to a classified U.S. intelligence community assessment. U.S. intelligence ... more »

Over A Quarter Billion Dollars In Wasted Wall Street Bribes Last Year Alone, As GOP Agenda Goes Up In Smoke

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Tom Cole (R-OK): "I won’t defend anyone who obstructs justice. Time for Comey to appear before Congress.”* Late this afternoon, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could no longer dither and finally announced that he had appointed former FBI director Robert Mueller to serve as a special counsel to oversee the ever-widening Putin-Gate scandal. Rebecca Ruiz wrote for the *NY Times* that Mueller's appointment "dramatically raises the stakes" for Señor Trumpanzee in the multiple investigations into his campaign’s ties to the Russians. "While a special counsel would remain ultimatel... more »

BREAKING: DoJ appoints former FBI Director Robert Mueller to supervise Russiagate probe

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 4 hours ago
[image: robert-mueller-9d6d1d11d1e2cedb] DoJ brings in respected former FBI Director to steady the ship after the Comey sacking and to bring order to the Russiagate investigation. The post BREAKING: DoJ appoints former FBI Director Robert Mueller to supervise Russiagate probe appeared first on The Duran.

Kürt güçleri Rakka kentine 3 kilometre uzaklıkta

Emre Köse at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
ABD öncülüğündeki uluslararası koalisyon tarafından desteklenen Suriye Demokratik Güçleri (SDG), Rakka’nın doğusunda ilerlemye devam ediyor. SDG, Rakka’ya dönük operasyonun 4. safhasında, eyaletin doğusunda yer alan birkaç köyü daha IŞİD’den geri aldı. Geçtiğimiz 48 saat boyunca SDG, Rakka’nın doğusunda yer alan Abdallah, Dahr El-Abdul, Bedr, Anade, Tel Zeydanköylerini de IŞİD’den ele geçirmeyi başardı. Bununla birlikte SDG’nin […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

SDF rücken drei Kilometer an IS-Hochburg Raqqa heran

DAMAKUS, Syrien(0:25) – Am Mittwoch gelang es den “Syrian Democratic Forces”(SDF), mit starkem Gebietszuwachs, Richtung Raqqa vorzurücken. Die in der Vierten Phase der Operation “Euphrates Shield” befindliche Offensive gegen die selbsternannte Hauptstadt der IS Terrormiliz, wurde dabei intensiv durch die Koalitionsstreitkräfte unter Führung der USA untersützt. Bevor die SDF den Angriff startete, half ein Ablenkungsmanöver […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Houthi guerilla operations let Saudi invasion forces pay heavy price in Jizan region

Naseh Shaker at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
SANA’A, YEMEN (11:24 PM) – In several operations conducted by the Houthi forces in the Jizan region against Saudi led groundtroops, several soldiers of the invading forces have been killed, further exhausting the latters already mauled contingent of fighters. The media wing of the Yemen’s military announced on Wednesday the killing of two Saudi soldiers […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Kurdish forces just three kilometers from Raqqa as ISIS loses control of key highway

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (0:25 A.M.) – On Wednesday, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) scored a massive advance in an ISIS-held region directly east of Raqqa. Amid a blitz US-backed offensive codenamed operation Euphrates Wrath (stage four), Kurdish units broke through a weak point in the jihadist defensive line on the outskirts of the provincial capital and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Iraqi militia teams up with Iraqi Airforce in advance against ISIS towards Syrian border

Henri Feyerabend at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:28 PM) – The Iraqi pro-government forces of the militia Al-Nujaba have reportedly made new gains against the Islamic State (ISIS), as they took control over several villages in Iraqs border region, moving towards Syria. While the Iraqi Ground Forces are currently securing the last pockets of the Islamic state in the latters […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

The WannaCry Virus, a Lesson in Global Unpreparedness

Daniel M. Gerstein at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Daniel M. Gerstein* *Security, Americas* [image: Individual with laptop. Flickr/Creative Commons/Christopher Shirner] The outgoing ransomware attack serves as a reminder of the need for continued vigilance. The recent cyber ransomware attack provides important opportunities for learning—really relearning—lessons about how to secure cyber networks. But first, it is important to separate what is known about the attacks from the hard truths about global cyber preparedness. Recently, a piece of malware—the WannaCry virus—exploded on the scene with unprecedented speed and scale. The... more »

America and Mexico to Tackle Increasing Drug Violence

Earl Anthony Wayne at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Earl Anthony Wayne* *Security, Americas* [image: Schoolchildren under police protection in Tijuana. Flickr/Creative Commons/John S. and James L. Knight Foundation] U.S.-Mexico cooperation has not been sufficient to stem the smuggling of deadly drugs or the drug-related violence in Mexico. Secretary of State Tillerson and Homeland Security Secretary Kelly meet their Mexican counterparts on May 18 to discuss the fight against organized crime and drug smuggling. This is a positive sign in a relationship that has been shaken by U.S. criticisms this year. Both countries need good—and... more »

Trump Needs to Examine the Gaping Hole in the Colombia Peace Deal

Christine Balling at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Christine Balling* *Security, Americas* [image: Street in La Candelaria neighborhood in downtown Bogota. Wikimedia Commons/Creative Commons/Pedro Szekely] The inconvenient truth is that the peace deal is a victory for the FARC. President Donald Trump is scheduled to meet with Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos at the White House on May 18. The subject of their conversation will undoubtedly have a great deal to do with the peace accord concluded last fall between the Santos government and Colombia’s most notorious guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (... more »

Justice Department names special counsel to oversee Russia probe.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 5 hours ago
Courtesy of CNN: *The Justice Department on Wednesday appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel to oversee the federal investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, including potential collusion between Trump campaign associates and Russian officials. * *Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller to the position in a letter obtained by CNN. Attorney General Jeff Sessions previously recused himself from any involvement in the Russia investigation due to is role as a prominent campaign adviser and surrogate.* *Mueller's appointmen... more »

World News Briefs -- May 17, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he walks on the South Lawn of the White House upon his return to Washington, U.S., May 17, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas *Reuters:** Trump willing to use engagement on North Korea crisis: South Korea envoy* U.S. President Donald Trump told South Korea's presidential envoy that Washington was willing to resolve the North Korean nuclear crisis through engagement under the right conditions, South Korea's Yonhap News Agency reported on Thursday. Trump has said "a major, major conflict" with North Korea was possible and all options were on the table... more »

Impeachment: It's political

Jacob Neiheisel, Assistant Professor in Political Science, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 5 hours ago
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-California, ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee, stands next to a photograph of Trump and Lavrov on May 17, 2017. AP Photo/Alex Brandon *Editor’s Note: Impeachment is a predominantly legislative process currently followed in several dozen countries, including Brazil, South Korea and the Philippines. “Impeach” has roots in the Latin word for being caught. It allows members of the legislature to indict, or charge, an official with criminal activity. The official will be removed from office only if convicted.* *Jacob Neiheisel, an assistant professor... more »

Can the New Drug ‘Gray Death’ Be Transmitted Through the Air?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
A potent new mix of drugs includes carfentanil, which is used to tranquilize elephants.

Sarah Furay Let Off Drug Charges Due to DEA Father?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
Poor reporting and a sensationalized title led some to believe that "adorable drug kingpin" Sarah Furay was let off scot-free due to her father's connections with the Drug Enforcement Agency.

Was a Man Claiming to Be Vladimir Putin’s Lover Found Dead in Zurich?

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
Several web sites have revived an old, fake story about the Russian President's fictional former assistant.

2017 Most Promising Places to Work in Community Colleges

cmaadmin at Diverse - 6 hours ago
Dr. José Adames is preparing El Centro College students for life beyond college.

Oh, the Troubles I've Yet to See

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 6 hours ago
Ah, May. This is the time of year when politicians, including wouldbe dictators, take to the road and deliver commencement addresses to colleges and universities both real and fake. It's when those who've already climbed to the top of the dung heap give broad advice to the young'uns about how they, too, can acquire the seductive ways and means of impunity. And, if you're Donald Trump, you'll use your bully pulpit to sling mud at your critics regardless of how justified their criticisms or how inappropriate the occasion. Donald Trump did just such a thing today at the US Coa... more »

South Dakota: Dewey-Burdock ISL Uranium Mining Aquifer Exemption Comment Deadline Extended to June 19th (Midnight)

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 6 hours ago
The deadline was listed at midnight on Friday May 19th, apparently one minute to Saturday, but it’s not clear. It … Continue reading →

Former FBI Director, Robert Mueller, Named Special Counsel for Russia Investigation

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 6 hours ago
NYTimes reports “Robert Mueller, Former F.B.I. Director, Named Special Counsel for Russia Investigation“: “The appointment of Mr. Mueller follows days … Continue reading →

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 17, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Reuters/KCNA *Uri Friedman, The Atlantic*: *North Korea: The Military Options* *What would a strike actually entail?* The Trump administration claims “all options are on the table” for dealing with North Korea’s nuclear-weapons program—from using military force, to pressuring China to cut off economic relations with North Korea, to Donald Trump negotiating directly with Kim Jong Un. But what do those options look like? And what consequences could they have? This series explores those questions, option by option. *Trump’s Reddish Line* Millions of lives may depend on what Donald T... more »

Lockheed Martin's F-35 Joint Strike Fighter: The iPhone Of Stealth Combat Aircraft

Dan Goure at The National Interest - 7 hours ago
*Dan Goure* *Security, * We are already seeing some of these modifications in aircraft employment, combat tactics and alliance interoperability. The introduction of the iPhone in 2007 did more than merely improve the state of mobile communications or make Apple a pile of money. It transformed the telecommunications industry, opened up entirely new subsectors of the economy, just by producing apps, and changed the way personal and professional business is conducted. The iPhone also unleashed a revolution in social interactions and behaviors of civil society. It is difficult to un... more »

Trump's Classified Toys

Paul R. Pillar at The National Interest - 7 hours ago
*Paul R. Pillar* *Presidency Intelligence, United States* Intelligence rests on trust, and on the confidence of the provider of the information that whoever receives that information will safeguard it. Such confidence is important at the level of individual spies, who take great risks to their own safety, sometimes in direct betrayal of their own countries, and need to believe that the information they provide and everything having to do with the relationship will be kept secret. The confidence also is important at the level of governments and intelligence services. A service... more »

Is H. R. McMaster Stuck in the 'War on Terror' Time Warp?

Ralph Emmers at The National Interest - 7 hours ago
*Ralph Emmers* *Security, Asia* The art of the Afghanistan deal involves doubling down on the art of war. A recent flare-up of violence in Afghanistan reminded America of its forgotten war, as the U.S. dropped a massive“Mother of All Bombs” bomb on the Islamic State, three U.S. Special Forces soldiers were tragically killed, and more than 140 Afghan soldiers were massacred by Taliban suicide attackers. Sixteen years after 9/11 and Al Qaeda is back with bigger training camps than ever before, the Islamic State is attempting to establish a foothold, and the Taliban are on the march... more »

Whistleblowers Ask Trump to Drop Investigation Into WikiLeaks

Bob Adelmann at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: whistleblowers-ask-trump-to-drop-investigation-into-wikileaks] The Courage Foundation released a letter on Monday signed by more than 100 free speech activists (including Noam Chomsky and Edward Snowden) asking President Donald Trump to drop his administration’s investigation into Julian Assange and his organization WikiLeaks.

Did Trump Reveal Classified Intelligence to the Russians?

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: did-trump-reveal-classified-intelligence-to-the-russians] When President Donald Trump met with Russian officials in the Oval Office last week, he went “off script” and revealed sensitive, classified intelligence, according to a report by the *Washington Post*. If the report — which cites unnamed “current and former U.S. officials” — is accurate, this may be very bad news for both national security and future intelligence-gathering efforts.

Virginia Governor Signs Climate-change Executive Order

Raven Clabough at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: virginia-governor-signs-climate-change-executive-order] Despite efforts by the Trump administration to roll back some of the Obama administration’s draconian climate change rules, the state of Virginia has elected to forge ahead with measures to address greenhouse gas emissions.

What's new in science & tech?

David Brin at CONTRARY BRIN - 7 hours ago
Okay, let's turn to the side of civilization that is doing best. Doing spectacularly well in fact, despite a relentless campaign to undermine science. Just today -- as I type this, in fact -- I am in a conference call as a member of the advisory council of The Planetary Society, hearing reports about how TPS - under Bill Nye's charismatic leadership - has seen a turnaround, with increasing membership and a social media following that has crested above a million! Why? Because people are noticing how many wondrous accomplishments are pouring forth from the universe. Indeed, I urge yo... more »

No Sign of the Liberal Democrat Revival

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
The Liberal Democrats are not having a good election. Bullish coming off the back of a steadily increasing tally of councillors picked up from local authority by-elections, buoyed by a yellow wave of new members that has taken them to over 100,000 members, *and* their triumph in Richmond, everyone was expecting great things. Well, better things. Then came the local elections, which saw a net loss of council seats (substantially more than a year's worth of by-election gains) and, despite a local vote tally projected around the 18% mark, their polling numbers are stubbornly low. It m... more »

Disgraced former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly to join disgraced former Fox News host Glenn Beck's third rate talk radio show.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 7 hours ago
Courtesy of The Hill: *Former Fox News titans Bill O’Reilly and Glenn Beck will be reuniting for a weekly spot on Beck’s radio show. * *"We're going to do that every Friday until Beck gets tired of me," O'Reilly said Monday on his "No Spin News" podcast. "And it's a good outlet for me to, you know, discuss things back and forth with Beck, who's a good friend. We don't agree on everything, but it's very lively." * *Beck and O'Reilly are friends going back to their time together at Fox News, when they were the two biggest names on the network before Beck’s abrupt departure in 2011.*... more »

A young mum’s powerful call to vote Corbyn even won over a former Tory candidate [AUDIO]

James Wright at The Canary - 7 hours ago
A young mother phoned up LBC radio to give her views on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. And Daisy’s words were so inspiring, she practically won over a former Tory politician. Former Conservative parliamentary candidate and LBC host Iain Dale said her call was “one of the most convincing arguments for voting Labour” he’d ever heard. […]

These 7 Unbelievable Ads Exemplify How the Advertising Industry Degrades Women and Men

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Nathaniel Mauka* - The advertising industry is the most effective social engineering weapon there is. The post These 7 Unbelievable Ads Exemplify How the Advertising Industry Degrades Women and Men appeared first on Waking Times.

These Are The Hot-spots Where U.S. Forces Are Currently Deployed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* Skye Gould/Business Insider *Business Insider:* *These are the major hotspots where the US military is deployed* The US military has over 1.3 million men and women on active duty, with more than 450,000 of them stationed overseas. Many of these stationed service members perform training exercises and other duties at rather safe bases. Then there are others who are deployed to conflict zones like Syria or Iraq or potential "hotspots" like Somalia. We pulled together the numbers and units from around the military to show you where service members are en... more »

Russia Is Breaking UN Sanctions On North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*DW*: *Russia steps up North Korea support to constrain US* In spite of international sanctions on North Korea's communist regime, Russia has been increasing fuel exports to Pyongyang and filling in the supply gap created by China halting trade. Julian Ryall reports. Despite efforts by the United Nations to impose isolating sanctions on North Korea in response to the country's continued development of nuclear weapons and intercontinental ballistic missiles, trade between Russia and North Korea soared more than 85 percent in the first four months of the year. Citing Russian customs... more »

Miss Alaska (Tlingit tribe) is top 10 finalist in Miss USA, a Voice for Her Culture

White Wolf at White Wolf - 8 hours ago
On her official Facebook, London further explained her choice of garb, posting: "I am Tlingit, and I am a proud Alaska Native/Native American woman. I wanted to use the moments I had on the Miss USA stage to show the world that I embrace and am proud of my culture and heritage. My hope with that is to inspire others to embrace their unique heritage and identity and also be open to learning about the beauty and richness of other cultures as well." Amen to that! London furthered, "The robe that I came out in was designed to emulate a Tlingit robe, which is the traditional regalia (c... more »

"What Was Important..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"Ruthlessness, charm, focus, mental toughness, fearlessness, mindfulness (living in the moment), and action. Who wouldn't, at certain points in their lives, benefit from kicking one or two of them up a notch? What was important was being able to turn them back down." - Kevin Dutton

Musical Interlude: Yanni, “Concert Ending”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Yanni, “Concert Ending” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3G4Hy_W0dDA

"The Relentless Invasion of Our Minds"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"The Relentless Invasion of Our Minds"* by Zen Gardner "I can’t pound away enough about this subject, and I hope you are aware and sounding off too. People would find it hard to believe how many types of technologies are being used on human minds today. We all know we’re “steered” and “walled off” to some degree by influences around us, not the least of which is the media and the onslaught of its corporofascist disinformation and advertising arm. Deeper influences include so-called modern education and the socially engineered dumbing-down of society for decades. Just look around y... more »

"Despite It All..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago

The Public Or The Agrochemical Industry: Who Does The European Chemicals Agency Serve?

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 8 hours ago
Global Research, Countercurrents, CounterPunch, RINF Environmentalist Dr Rosemary Mason has just written an open letter to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) Director of Risk Management Jack de Bruijn. In the letter, which cites numerous sources to support her arguments, Mason says evidence now suggests taxpayers’ money has been used to shield Monsanto and other pesticides companies from liability and obstruct consumers’ ability to prove damages. Such an allegation might not come as much as a surprise for those who are already familiar with Mason's work. In the various open letters... more »

Has There Been Inteligence Sharing Consequences Because Of Reports That President Trump Gave Russia Some Intel Secrets?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*DW:* *Putin offers 'proof' that Trump didn't share sensitive information* *Russian President Vladimir Putin has offered to provide "proof" that Donald Trump did not share intelligence with Russian officials. Key US allies have said they will continue exchanging intelligence with Washington.* Putin on Wednesday told journalists he did not think Trump was being allowed to work properly and did not divulge secret information to Russian officials. He also cheekily added that he would provide "proof" of the latter statement - but only with the White House's approval. The Russian pres... more »

Trump Welcomed Turkey’s Islamic Caliphate Dictator in-the-Making Yesterday; Protestors Beaten

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 8 hours ago
Yesterday, supposedly anti-Muslim Trump welcomed Turkey’s Erdogan, who has an Islamic Caliphate-dictatorship in-the-making. “In-the-making” is probably an understatement. Islamic Caliphate … Continue reading →

Victory: Dog meat to be Banned at China's annual Yulin festival

White Wolf at White Wolf - 8 hours ago
Dog meat will be banned at an annual Chinese festival after activists campaigned to stop millions of animals being stolen and bludgeoned to death each year. The government is set to prohibit restaurants, street vendors and market traders from selling dog meat at the barbaric Yulin festival. It is believed the ban will come into effect on June 15 - one week before the festival begins - and strictly enforced by fines of up to 100,000 yuan and risk of arrest. Millions of helpless cats will still be transported to the festival to be brutally slaughtered in front of each other and sold... more »

Comey Wrote Detailed Memos After His Meetings And Calls With Señor Trumpanzee

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Everyone who's had any interactions with Señor Trumpanzee has probably been doing the same Jim Comey was doing, namely keeping a careful record. Trump has a long, well-documented history as a real scumbag who lies more easily than anyone you've probably ever met. Comey wrote a memo after every interaction-- like the one when Trump asked him to lock up reporters and the one where Trump asked him to shut down the investigation of probable Russian agent Michael Flynn. The request to end the Flynn investigation was made in the Oval Office back in February. Michael Schmidt wrote that t... more »

‘His Name Was #SethRich’: Twitter Rages as Media Tries to Silence Public Over DNC Murder

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
[image: rich]As the mainstream media attempts to bury the recent revelations about murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich, social media is fighting back.

US: Immigrant Arrests Soar Under Trump, Fewer Deported

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
Immigration arrests increased by nearly 40 percent in early 2017 as newly emboldened agents under President Donald Trump detained more than 40,000 people suspected of being in the country illegally.

Did President Trump Plagiarize His Commencement Speech from ‘Legally Blonde’?

David Emery at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
Snippets of a commencement address delivered by Trump have been compared to snippets of a scene in the Reese Witherspoon film.

Trump and Comey: how Trump’s erratic behaviour added to his problems

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 8 hours ago
[image: donald] Though he has not done anything that remotely justifies impeachment, President Trump's mishandling of James Comey's sacking has been nothing short of disastrous. Trump urgently needs to get himself the help of some tough political professionals who know their way round Washington if he is to rescue his Presidency. The post Trump and Comey: how Trump’s erratic behaviour added to his problems appeared first on The Duran.

US politicians call for impeachment as Donald Trump reportedly blabs classified intel to Russia

Ben Janaway at The Canary - 8 hours ago
With his apparent failure to follow democratic procedures, Donald Trump is becoming more and more like North Korea’s Kim Jong-un every day. The current scandal in the US is about Trump allegedly leaking “classified” information to Russian officials without permission. This information, reportedly gathered by Israeli agents, could be used to undermine the US and its allies. Trump’s behaviour is now […]

Tell It Like It Is.....

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago

President Trump Would Only Have 10 Minutes To Decide What To Do If North Korea Fires A Missile At The U.S. Mainland

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
This graphic shows how long a missile would take to reach potential North Korean targets if it was launched by Kim Jong-Un's defense ministry in Pyongyang *Daily Mail*:* Trump would have just 10 minutes to decide what to do if North Korea fired a nuclear missile at the US mainland* * North Korea could hit the West Coast of the US within half an hour, scientists say * A deadly missile could also reach Washington, DC in as little as 30 to 39 minutes * Kim Jong-Un's arsenal not able to travel the 5,500 miles needed to reach US yet * With weapons developing faster than anticipated, exp... more »

Chelsea Manning Leaves U.S. Prison Seven Years After Giving Secrets To WikiLeaks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*NBC*: *Chelsea Manning Released From Prison After Obama Grants Clemency* Army whistleblower Chelsea Manning walked out of a military prison early Wednesday after seven years behind bars. Manning's 35-year sentence for leaking an enormous trove of military intelligence records was commuted by President Barack Obama in January. At the time, the White House said Manning had accepted responsibility, expressed remorse and served time. *Read more* .... *More News On The Release Of Chelsea Manning* Manning leaves U.S. prison seven years after giving secrets to WikiLeaks -- Reuters Che... more »

The Curious Case of Dr. Miskolczi

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 9 hours ago
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button relates the story of a fictional character who is estranged from the rest of humanity because of a unique personal quality. He alone was born an old man, grew younger as he aged, before dying as an infant. Living in contradiction to all others, he existed as an alien […]

Departamento de Estado de EEUU admite que podría no haber un ‘crematorio de Assad’ en la prisión de Saydnaya

Alvaro A. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
(Daily Caller) En una reunión informativa celebrada el lunes, el Departamento de Estado de Estados Unidos admitió que el presunto crematorio en la cárcel siria utilizado para incinerar prisioneros podría ser sólo una parte más cálida del edificio. El Departamento de Estado declaró el lunes, basándose en informes de organizaciones no gubernamentales internacionales y locales, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Suriye ordusu, Halep doğusundaki 9 köyü daha IŞİD’den temizledi

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
Halep’in doğusunda taarruzu sürdüren Kaplan Kuvvetleri öncülüğündeki birlikler; Meskene düzlüklerinde bulunan 9 köyü daha kontrol altına almayı başardı. Cerah hava üssünün güneyinde bulunan El Hassan taş ocakları ekseninde taarruza geçen Kaplan Kuvvetleri; sabah saatlerinde 2 köyü, akşam saatlerine doğru ise 7 köyü IŞİD’den temizledi. Bu kazanımın ardından Suriye ordusu, Meskene kasabasına 4 yılın ardından ilk kez […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Vídeo: Un conductor iraquí usa su tractor para frenar un vehículo de ISIS cargado de bombas

Alvaro A. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
Un ciudadano iraquí que trabajaba con una excavadora ayudando a las fuerzas iraquíes que luchan contra ISIS en Mosul usó su vehículo para bloquear a un terrorista suicida de ISIS que se acercaba con su vehículo cargado de bombas contra las posiciones del Ejército iraquí, salvando así las vidas de sus compañeros. Este heroico acto, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Ejército sirio libera de ISIS 9 aldeas en el este de Alepo

Alvaro A. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
El Ejército Árabe Sirio (EAS) ha liberado hoy del grupo terrorista ISIS un gran trozo de territorio en el campo oriental de Alepo. Dirigido por las Fuerzas del Tigre, el Ejército Árabe Sirio comenzó el día avanzando hacia el sureste de las Canteras Tal Hassan, capturando dos aldeas del Estado Islámico (ISIS), incluyendo a Jirah […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Syrian Army liberates 9 villages in east Aleppo

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is on a roll, today, liberating a large chunk of territory in the eastern countryside of Aleppo. Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army began the day by advancing southeast of the Tal Hassan Quarries, capturing two villages from the Islamic State (ISIL), […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Putin: “Russia ready to provide records of talks between Trump and Lavrov”

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
(RT) Russian President Vladimir Putin says he is ready to provide records of the recent meeting between US leader Donald Trump and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, where US media claim state secrets were leaked. “If the US administration deems it possible, we are ready to provide the Senate and Congress with the transcript of the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US State Department admits there might be no ‘Assad Crematorium’ in Saydnaya prison

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
(Daily Caller) In a briefing held on Monday, the Department of State admitted that the alleged crematorium in the Syrian prison used to incinerate prisoners could actually just be a warmer part of the building. The State Department stated Monday based on international and local NGO reports that the alleged crematorium used to burn the bodies of hundreds of hanged prisoners […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Bin Laden’s Son Poised to Lead Al-Qaeda, Vows Revenge Upon West

Dave Bohon at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: bin-laden-s-son-poised-to-lead-al-qaeda-vows-revenge-upon-west] A former FBI agent has said that the son of Osama bin Laden is poised to take control of al-Qaeda, the terrorist organization founded by his father, and has vowed revenge on the United States over bin Laden’s death.

9th Circuit Court Considers Appeal of Judge’s Order Against Trump Travel Ban

Warren Mass at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: 9th-circuit-court-considers-appeal-of-judge-s-order-against-trump-travel-ban] The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments related to the administration’s appeal of an order blocking Trump’s ban on travel from areas where terrorism prevails.

Virginia Governor Signs Climate-change Executive Order

Raven Clabough at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: virginia-governor-signs-climate-change-executive-order] Despite efforts by the Trump administration to roll back some of the Obama administration’s draconian climate change rules, the state of Virginia has elected to forge ahead with measures to address greenhouse gas emissions.

South Korea's President Warns That There Is A High Probability Of War With North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
South Korean President Moon Jae-in carries a food tray as he has lunch with technical staff of the Presidential Blue House at an employee cafeteria of the Presidential Blue House in Seoul, South Korea May 12, 2017. Yonhap via REUTERS *Reuters*: *South Korea's Moon says 'high possibility' of conflict with North as missile crisis builds* South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Wednesday there was a "high possibility" of conflict with North Korea, which is pressing ahead with nuclear and missile programs it says it needs to counter U.S. aggression. The comments came hours after th... more »

The 'Giuliani Moment' 10 Years On: What Does It Mean Today?

Daniel McAdams at 9 hours ago
Ron Paul shocked the GOP at the May 15, 2007 South Carolina presidential debate. Our foreign policy of interventionism is the reason people overseas are angry with us and would like to attack us -- and why they attacked us on 9/11. Frontrunner Rudy Giuliani exploded at Paul, demanding he take back his words. Paul stood firm. People expected it to be the end of the Paul candidacy, but a funny thing happened: the post-debate polls began to favor him. It was the beginning of the end of Giuliani...and the beginning of the beginning of Ron Paul's worldwide peace movement. In today's Liber... more »

Alien Covenant - Ferrari in Seattle - Ben Ben Sundisc Weyland-Yutani

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 9 hours ago
is this guy onto something? after watching this, check out his (other) Alien Covenant Cast vid...

Nobody wants to be Trump's new FBI Director. White House becomes political version of "Lord of the Flies."

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 10 hours ago
Courtesy of Reuters: *The Trump administration's search for a new FBI director hit roadblocks on Tuesday when two high-profile potential candidates, a moderate judge and a conservative senator, signaled they did not want the job. * *Advisers to Judge Merrick Garland and U.S. Senator John Cornyn of Texas told Reuters they discouraged them from leading the Federal Bureau of Investigation, cautioning that they would be leaving important, secure jobs for one fraught with politics and controversy. * *The advisers, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said the new FBI director wou... more »

Former FBI Director James B. Comey Was Captured On Surveillance Cameras Blowing His Nose On The Curtains In The Oval Office

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Director of the FBI James Comey walks to greet U.S. President Donald Trump during the Inaugural Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Reception in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 22, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts *American Spectator*: *World Exclusive: Curtains for Comey* After an exhaustive inquiry by The American Spectator’s team of award-winning investigative journalists this magazine can now report that in February of this year former FBI Director James B. Comey was captured on surveillance cameras in the White House blowing his nose on Whit... more »

America’s traditional allies rush to Donald Trump’s defence in the wake of the latest leaks

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 10 hours ago
[image: Britain Israel] Israel and Britain have both played down the seriousness of the leak which The Washington Post made public. The post America’s traditional allies rush to Donald Trump’s defence in the wake of the latest leaks appeared first on The Duran.

Donald Trump: ‘No politician in history has been treated worse or more unfairly’ (VIDEO)

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 10 hours ago
[image: Donald Trump: ‘No politician in history has been treated worse or more unfairly’ (VIDEO)] A rallying cry to 'deplorables' everywhere. The post Donald Trump: ‘No politician in history has been treated worse or more unfairly’ (VIDEO) appeared first on The Duran.

After talks with Putin and Trump Erdogan looks isolated on Kurds and Syria

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 10 hours ago
[image: This Tuesday, March 7, 2017 frame grab from video provided by Arab 24 network, shows U.S. forces take up positions on the outskirts of the Syrian town, Manbij, a flashpoint between Turkish troops and allied Syrian fighters and U.S.-backed Kurdish fighters, in al-Asaliyah village, Aleppo province, Syria. Syrian government forces backed by Russia also operate in the area. The U.S. military's new mission, "reassure and deter," is designed to prevent the Syria conflict from escalating through confrontation between the Turkish troops and the rival Syrian Kurdish forces. (Arab 24 ... more »

Chelsea Manning, imprisoned for exposing the horrors of war, is now free

Tom Coburg at The Canary - 10 hours ago
In August 2013, Chelsea (then Bradley) Manning was sentenced to 35 years in prison. During her three years in military custody awaiting trial, Manning – as attested by the UN Special Rapporteur – was subjected to torture. Manning’s aunt once said of her that she needed a miracle to get out of prison. That ‘miracle’ happened […]

George Osborne tries to smear Jeremy Corbyn but reveals an embarrassing Tory secret instead [VIDEO]

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 10 hours ago
The corporate media’s negative reaction to Labour’s manifesto was no surprise. After all, why would super-wealthy press barons be happy about having their taxes raised? But former Tory chancellor George Osborne’s response stood out in particular. In large part because, in his attempts to smear Jeremy Corbyn, he revealed an embarrassing Tory secret instead. Osborne’s […]

A powerful group has attacked Labour’s manifesto, and it’s seriously boosting Corbyn’s campaign

Tracy Keeling at The Canary - 10 hours ago
Since the Labour Party released its manifesto, the mainstream media has typically come out with all guns blazing. As have politicians from other parties. But other powerful groups have also criticised Labour’s plans. And their intervention cuts to the heart of what’s at stake in the coming general election. The ‘big’ state Business groups and […]

Police officers jeered the Home Secretary and called her a liar. But the media totally ignored it [VIDEO]

Emily Apple at The Canary - 10 hours ago
Home Secretary Amber Rudd spoke at the Police Federation conference on 17 May 2017. But her appearance did not go well, to say the least. Police officers erupted in shocked laughter after Rudd claimed their average wage was £40,000 after being asked a question about officers forced to use food banks. But while a Channel 4 journalist […]

The public official accused of sexually exploiting a teenager got where he did because no hard questions were asked [VIDEO]

Tom Coburg at The Canary - 10 hours ago
Andrew Wallace Jardine Coles resigned on Monday 15 May 2017 from the senior post of Deputy Police Commissioner for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, after his past was exposed by independent researchers. But that should not be the end of the story. Coles was also elected as Tory councillor for Peterborough and appointed governor of two schools. […]

A ‘mistake’ on the BBC just paraded a Tory smear about Labour in front of millions [IMAGE]

James Wright at The Canary - 10 hours ago
The Conservative Party line is that Labour will burden people with big tax increases. Now, a ‘mistake’ on the BBC has reinforced the Conservative attack line in front of millions. The BBC exaggerated the impact of Labour’s tax plans on some earners by 971% in a report on 16 May. An image broadcast on the […]

Protesters Beaten in ‘Brutal Attack’ During Turkish President’s United States Visit

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
Erdogan's security detail was blamed for the clash outside Turkish ambassador Serdar Kilic's Washington, D.C. home.

Din of Protesters Grows Louder By The Day

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
*Lisa Savage dressed as Maine's Sen. Susan Collins at Bath Iron Works on April 1 prior to her arrest at the Navy Aegis destroyer 'christening'* By Lisa Savage Times Record Op-Ed (Brunswick, Maine) This month Governor Paul LePage convened an opiate addiction roundtable in Augusta that was attended by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price. Why Maine? Because in 2017 an average of one person a day dies of an overdose. It’s a serious problem. The press conference on the steps of the State House had to be moved inside because protesters led by Planned Parenthood had gathe... more »

Now they tell us!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017Courtesy message received:* We just received our courtesy message from Baltimore Gas & Electric. Sent at 8:15 this morning, it let us know that our electricity would be out at 9. For six hours! We're glad we didn't get it. It was only out for maybe two hours, but this certainly helped create a jumbled Part 3 today. Did Andrew McCabe do what Rachel said? Between the Post, the Times, and Rachel herself, what webs we life-forms weave!

X22 Report, “Welcome To The Dark Side Of The Internet”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
X22 Report, “Welcome To The Dark Side Of The Internet” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6GGP85aK7eQ

“Changing The Channel On Congress”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Changing The Channel On Congress”* by Michael Reagan "I give up. Ten minutes after I started watching the Senate intelligence committee hearings Thursday morning, I got so frustrated I started looking for a good cartoon show. What’s so aggravating about these staged Congressional hearings is that you know what the Republicans and the Democrats are going to say before you even turn on the TV. If it’s healthcare reform, the right side says it’s going to replace Obamacare with something that works - but then they can’t sell their conservative ideas to the public and they don’t have ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago

"I've Learned..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"I've learned that through life you just get on with it. You're going to meet a lot of dishonest people along the line and you say good luck to them. I hope they live in comfort. Then I start sticking more pins in their effigies." - Roger Moore


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Mindset"* by mindsetonline.com "Every so often a truly groundbreaking idea comes along. This is one. 'Mindset' is a simple idea discovered by world-renowned Stanford University psychologist Carol Dweck in decades of research on achievement and success - a simple idea that makes all the difference. In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success - without effort. They’re ... more »

"How to Spot Your Own Self-Delusion"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"How to Spot Your Own Self-Delusion"* by Pamela Meyer "What if deception is in the eye of the beholder? And what if lies can help us tell the truth? Enter into the multimedia world of magician Marco Tempest and decide for yourself: Marco is right: The biggest lies are the lies we tell ourselves. S.E. Hinton wrote in "The Outsiders", "I lie to myself all the time. But I never believe me." Maybe she was onto something. We've trained ourselves to accept certain truths about where we find fulfillment, where we find joy, and where we find success. But should we challenge that convent... more »

"The Recipe For Perpetual Ignorance...

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"The recipe for perpetual ignorance is: be satisfied with your opinions and content with your knowledge." - Elbert Hubbard

Guest Post: Dorigo’s Anomaly! And The Social Psychology Of Professional Discourse In Physics, By Alex Durig

Tommaso Dorigo at Science 2.0 blogs - 10 hours ago
*Dr. Alex Durig (see picture) is a professional freelance writer, with a PhD in social psychology from Indiana University (1992). He has authored seven books in his specialization of perception and logic. He claims to have experienced great frustration resolving his experience of perception and logic when it comes to physics, but he says he no longer feels crazy, ever since Anomaly! was published. So I am offering this space to him to hear what he has to say about that...* *------* *On Dorigo's Anomaly! and the Social Psychology of Professional Discourse in Physics, by Alex Du... more »

Turkish President Erdogan's Security Detail Are Filmed Attacking Protesters Outside The Turkish Ambassador’s Residence In Washington

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *'Erdoğan's bodyguards' in violent clash with protesters in Washington DC* Nine people hurt and two arrests made during the altercation at the Turkish ambassador’s residence in the US capital Nine people were hurt and two arrests were made during an altercation at the Turkish ambassador’s residence in the US capital during a visit by Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. According to witnesses, a brawl erupted when Erdoğan’s security detail attacked protesters carrying the flag of the Kurdish PYD party outside the residence. A local NBC television affiliate re... more »

Mossad man: Tump will be impeached; Conservative Conference.

Anon at Aangirfan - 10 hours ago
Mossad agent Juval Aviv predicts that President Trump will be impeached on grounds of treason. Maybe Mossad thinks that Mike Pence will be less accident prone. ... Conservatives are funny. ... *Above we see a gay party at the royal palace in Saudi Arabia. The Saudis are mainly gay.* *PORN, SEXUAL ABUSE* ... ~~

Sulforaphane – The Miracle Compound You’ve Never Heard Of

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - The compound sulforaphane is now being recognized as a powerhouse of nutrition. The post Sulforaphane – The Miracle Compound You’ve Never Heard Of appeared first on Waking Times.

America’s Reign of Terror: A Nation Reaps What It Sows

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*John W. Whitehead* - Which nation is the greatest purveyor of weapons, war and destruction on planet earth? The United States. The post America’s Reign of Terror: A Nation Reaps What It Sows appeared first on Waking Times.

Three key points!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017Plus a bonus:* This morning, at the coffee joint, a person we know from the coffee joint asked us a thoughtful question. "Tell us, rabbi," she said. "Is this enough to get him impeached?" We assumed she must mean Donald J. Trump. Thoughtfully, we answered: "You have two choices," we thoughtfully said. "He'll get impeached, or he'll start a nuclear war. This can't go on forever." As we left, we reassured her. "It won't be today," we said. Could Donald J. Trump start a nuclear war? Actually, yes, he could. We aren't saying that he *will.* We're just saying th... more »

The Silicon Valley Assault on Children's Learning

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 11 hours ago
For almost 200 years, snake oil salesmen have hawked their wares to schoolmen and to educators, hoping to cash in on the public dollars that taxpayers have intended to help educate the young. Through the selling of textbooks, reading machines, TVs, test scoring equipment, audiovisual aids, and computer technologies, corporate America has been responsible for the creation of a massive and expanding educational dustbin, now chocked with lucrative "educational solutions" that, at some point, successfully located educational problems that fitted the need of their solutions. Only in rec... more »

Is Paula White Selling Prayer Flags Blessed by Donald Trump?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
A hoax article reported that televangelist Paula White was selling American flags that had been personally blessed by the United States President.

Does This Cat Have an Unusually Deep Voice?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
A video purportedly showing a cat with an extremely deep meow appears to have been overdubbed.

Deliveryman Takes Pizza to Riders on Stalled Amtrak Train

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
A stranded Amtrak rider tweeted that he ordered a pizza to be delivered to a train stalled between Washington, D.C. and New York City.

New Baylor Lawsuit Alleges Rape Video, Dog Fighting

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
A federal lawsuit against Baylor University alleges members of the football team "recorded gang rapes and staged dogfights in a program that fostered sexual violence."

Man Sues Woman for $17.31 Movie Ticket After Bad Date

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
A Texas man is purportedly suing a woman with whom he went on a "bad date," seeking a refund for the cost of tickets.

New Orleans Takes Down 3rd Confederate-Era Monument

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
Workers in protective gear removed a statue of Confederate General P.G.T. Beauregard from the entrance to City Park in New Orleans on 16 May 2017.

President Trump Will Push For An 'Arab NATO' When He Visits The Middle East Later This Week

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
President Trump meets with Saudi Defense Minister and Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office on March 14. (Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) *Washington Post: **Trump to unveil plans for an ‘Arab NATO’ in Saudi Arabia* When President Trump arrives in Riyadh this week, he will lay out his vision for a new regional security architecture White House officials call an “Arab NATO,” to guide the fight against terrorism and push back against Iran. As a cornerstone of the plan, Trump will also announce one of the largest arms-sales deals in history. Behind the scene... more »

President Obama On President Trump: ‘He’s Nothing But a Bullsh–ter’

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*People: **What Does Barack Obama Really Think of Donald Trump? ‘He’s Nothing But a Bullsh–ter’* She packs her own lunch, and he still isn’t allowed to drive. Subscribe now for all about Michelle and Barack Obama’s lives after moving out of the White House – only in PEOPLE Cool, even-keeled, no-drama Barack Obama is one of the few people in the country who hasn’t publicly opined on the tweets and turmoil wrought by President Trump. And so a persistent question to those close to the former president is: What does Obama really think of the man now occupying the Oval Office? *Read m... more »

Trump speaks at Coast Guard Graduation...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*Impeach Trump? We've reached peak insanity* And it's not going to stop anytime soon. The lying libtards, with help from the complicit MSM, will stop at nothing to undermine Trump and his administration. Don Surber has an *excellent round up of fake news *- and we thank him. Personally, I'd like to see the president and other elected officials going about the business to which we elected them to carry out. No longer can I even read the "news" without wondering which swamp creature crawled out of the muck in DC to inform us of how Trump should be impeached. For what? *Mychal Mass... more »

Saudi Arabia on UN’s Status of Women Panel

John F. McManus at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: saudi-arabia-on-uns-status-of-women-panel] Guess who won a seat on the UN’s Commission on the Status of Women? The new appointee ranks 141st of the 144 nations rated by the World Economic Forum in its 2016 Global Gender Gap report: Saudi Arabia.

World War III Air Battle: America's F-15 vs. Russia's Su-35

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 11 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, Europe* Who wins? *More likely to happen is that a F-15 would run into a Su-35 operated by some Third World despot. The pilots are not likely to have the training, tactics or experience to fight against an American aviator with a realistic chance of winning. Further, Russian jets are not exactly known for their reliability, combine that with poorly trained maintenance crews and lack of spare parts, some random Third World power is not likely to be able generate a fully operational jet much of the time. Furthermore, other than Russia and China, a poten... more »

South Korea's New President: The Possibility of a Conflict with North Korea Is High

Ryan Pickrell at The National Interest - 11 hours ago
*Ryan Pickrell* *Security, Asia* Sobering words. South Korea’s newly-elected president said Wednesday that the possibility of a conflict with North Korea is high. “The reality is that there is a high possibility of a military conflict at the NLL (Northern Limit Line) and military demarcation line,” South Korean President Moon Jae-in said, according to Reuters. Moon’s comments are similar to those made by President Donald Trump in late April. “There is a chance that we could end up having a major, major conflict with North Korea. Absolutely,” Trump told Reuters, “We’d love to s... more »

Could America Send Its Old Battleships Back Out to War?

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 11 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, * Possible, but unlikely. *Big ships still have some lethality advantages. For example, bigger ships can carry larger magazines of missiles, which they can use for both offensive and defensive purposes. Advances in gun technology (such as the 155mm Advanced Gun System to be mounted on the Zumwalt class destroyer) mean that large naval artillery can strike farther and more accurately than ever before.* *But the most important advances may come in survivability.The biggest reason to build big ships may be the promise of electricity generation. The mo... more »

Giraffes are in trouble – the US Endangered Species Act can help

Annecoos Wiersema, Professor of International Law, University of Denver at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 11 hours ago
A little protection over here, please? AP Photo/Harry Hamburg On April 19 of this year, five major wildlife protection groups petitioned the United States Fish and Wildlife Service to list the giraffe (*Giraffa camelopardalis*) as an endangered species. As the petition asserted, “the giraffe has suffered a major reduction in population size across its range primarily due to habitat loss, commercial overutilization, and severe poaching, and such decline continues unabated.” If the Fish and Wildlife Service agrees to list the giraffe, a set of legal tools will become available to prot... more »

That nice straightforward Jeremy Corbyn in action

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
https://youtu.be/GYP8DHQTG2g Jeremy Corbyn was asked seven times whether he would reject a bad Brexit deal, he couldn't give a straight answer.

VILLAINS AND US: A villain today, a hero back then!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, MAY 17, 2017Part 3—Andrew McCabe transformed:* The villain's conduct was "a scandal," Rachel Maddow told millions of viewers last week. In this way, the cable star handed us liberals our latest villain. It happened in the dramatic opening segment of last Wednesday night's Maddow Show. The villain in question was Andrew McCabe, acting director of the FBI. In a wonderfully dramatic monologue, Rachel Maddow angrily told us what he did last winter. Plainly, it sounded bad! Back in February, McCabe "improperly discussed the investigation into the Trump camp's ties to Russ... more »

"The Impeachment of Donald Trump"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
https://youtu.be/v1srAzhc4BI A good watch. Is it time to sell dollars ahead of the summer USA riots?

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