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Thomas Paine

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

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

17 May - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:41 pm MDT

Chili Yazzie 'Mineral Extraction Hurting the Earth Mother'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago

Michael Scheuer drops truth about Trump Russia story...

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
https://youtu.be/gaBkr7cLUE8 It's good to have your perspective, which we will of course ignore...

Advocates and lawmakers to urge passage of critical criminal justice legislation

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By Greg Glod TOMORROW, May 16, advocates and legislators will hold a press conference to promote legislation being heard that day in the Senate Criminal Justice Committee. Known as the “Second Chances Bill," House Bill 3016 by Rep. Senfronia Thompson and Sen. Bryan Hughes seeks to allow first-time, non-violent offenders the opportunity to seal their records with an order of nondisclosure.

ICYMI: Brownsville Axes its Bag Fee

Content Multimedia - 12 hours ago
By James Quintero, Taylor Zavala

Could bogus scientific results be considered false advertising?

Andrew P. Han at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
Could a scientific paper ever be considered an advertisement? That was the question posed to a Tokyo court, in a criminal case where prosecutors argued — at the behest of Japan’s ministry of health — that a peer-reviewed paper containing faked data should be considered “fraudulent or exaggerated advertising” under that country’s laws. In that case, […] The post Could bogus scientific results be considered false advertising? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Who is Israel’s mole in Raqqa?

Petri Krohn at The Duran - 12 hours ago
[image: raqqa] If Russia and the West are actually on the same side on the war on ISIS – does the possibility of cooperation with Russia raise such hysteria? The post Who is Israel’s mole in Raqqa? appeared first on The Duran.

5 ways Russia has assumed a leadership position of the free world

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 12 hours ago
[image: Russian President Vladimir Putin gestures while speaking at the 8th annual VTB Capital "Russia Calling!" Investment Forum in in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2016.Russia’s economy has been on its way down since it slipped into recession at the start of last year. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)] Modern Russia fulfils all the ideals of freedom that America had boasted of for much of the 20th century. The post 5 ways Russia has assumed a leadership position of the free world appeared first on The Duran.

Crisis in the White House...Trump has Stopped Tweeting...What is Going ON?!!!

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*RT is reporting that Trump has braved* *the "Russian Secrets" fiasco,* *BUT latest crisis re: **"Comey Memo"* *could **bring him down* *via Impeachment* RT's US Editor/Host, Ed Schultz, is reporting from Washington that while Trump seems to have braved the latest "Deep State" attempt to destroy his presidency by accusing him of leaking classified material to Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during an Oval Office Meeting a few days ago...his troubles are far from behind him. Watch the video above for the full story. * Simply put, it appears that the latest scandal regarding a... more »

Message To The DCCC-- How To Defeat Paul Ryan In His Wisconsin District

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
The substantial generic 2018 congressional ballot lead Democrats had last month (6%) almost doubled in the latest PPP survey (to 11%). That, unfortunately, has little to do with voters embracing Democrats-- just with them rejecting Republicans-- which is a very different thing. PPP found, for example, that by a 20 point margin voters are less likely to vote for a Member of Congress who supported TrumpCare. That may be easier to get over on a simplistic electorate than pledging to pass the Medicare-for-All bill that John Conyers has introduced and has been co-sponsored by 108 Democr... more »

WATCH: Dallas Cop Breaks Tiny 12yo Girl’s Clavicle by Body-slamming Her

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: school]A Dallas Independent Schools District police officer slammed a girl, breaking her clavicle — this is education in a police state.

BREAKING: Putin Says He’s Willing to Turn Over Transcrips of Trump Meeting with Russians

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: russia]Putin says he is ready to provide records of the recent meeting between Trump and Russia, where US media claim state secrets were leaked.

Newly Unsealed Records Show Dylann Roof was Taking Antidepressants Before Mass Murder

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: roof]Unsealed records reveal Dylann Roof to have been suffering from schizophrenia and psychosis and was on antidepressants at the time of the killings.

BWorld 131, Why the FiT-All is a burden to consumers

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 13 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld yesterday. Last May 15, Transmission Corp. of the Philippines (Transco) presented at the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) its petition of Feed-in-Tariff Allowance (FiT-All) for 2017 of 26 centavos/kWh. Very fast adjustments from 4.06 centavos/kWh in 2015, rose to 12.40 centavos in 2016, and soon 26 centavos starting mid-2017, all “to save the planet.” The ERC still has to conduct public hearings in Visayas and Mindanao until early June and likely to make an order by late June, to be reflected in our monthly electricity bills starting July 201... more »

Trump Administration removes virtually ALL mention of climate change, and the science that backs it up, from federal government websites.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 13 hours ago
How these pages appeared when we had a real leader in charge of this country. Courtesy of The Guardian: *During inauguration day on 20 January, as Donald Trump was adding “American carnage” to the presidential lexicon, the new administration also took a hammer to official recognition that climate change exists and poses a threat to the US. * *One of the starkest alterations to the White House’s website following Trump’s assumption of office was the scrapping of an entire section on climate change, stuffed with graphs on renewable energy growth and pictures of Barack Obama gazing ... more »

South Florida State College

cmaadmin at Diverse - 13 hours ago
South Florida State College was established in 1965 and began offering classes a year later. Today, SFSC serves over 19,000 residents and offers associate degrees in more than 60 fields of study. The college also offers 13 bachelor’s degree programs and three master’s degree programs through eight other colleges and universities. “It is a high […]

Dog fosters orphaned wolf pups in Turkey’s southeast

White Wolf at White Wolf - 13 hours ago
After their mother died, seven wolf pups were brought to the Gölpınar Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation Center in southeastern Turkey's Şanlıurfa, where they are being nursed by a dog. The newborn wolves were discovered Monday in the Kulp district of Diyarbakır by Forestry Management Directorate units and were brought to the Şanlıurfa branch of the Directorate of Nature Conservation and National Parks. The veterinarian treating the wolves, Reşat Ektiren, found a dog whose puppies had died in a Şanlıurfa animal shelter to serve as a surrogate mother for the orphaned pups. The bab... more »

US, sane European countries should warn EU against anti-Hungarian blackmail

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
First, off-topic news from particle physics: Cool new search for low-mass boosted resonances @CMSexperiment https://t.co/KoxNF9SLUK pic.twitter.com/NCPmjYJ6aT — Tristan du Pree (@Tristan_duPree) May 17, 2017 A new paper looking for a Z'-boson in the quark-quark-jet channel finds a modest excess (2.9 sigma locally, 2.2 globally) for the Z' mass around \(115\GeV\). No, the bump is not exactly the at the \(125\GeV\) regular Higgs' place. But record that LEP as well as some early LHC hints suggested a new boson at \(115\GeV\) in some easier channels. ------------------------------ Tod... more »

Over-Generalization, Over-Bedanization in the Duterte Cabinet

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 13 hours ago
The term "Over-Generalization" is from my former Political Science teacher in UP Diliman in the 80s, Dr. Seguondo "Doy" Romero. He posted this in his fb wall few days ago: *"My reading is that Duterte is afraid of the military and is appointing the generals to civilian top positions as a feeble attempt to guard against a possible unauthorized military exercise by colonels. The Duterte traitorous embrace of China to the point of frittering away our West Philippine Sea territories, the shift away from the U.S. and international law and organizations, and inexplicable accommodation of ... more »

Al-Qaeda jihadists might leave Lebanese-Syrian border as new deal is being discussed

Ivan Castro at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – Several reports emerged on Wednesday that Lebanese Hezbollah movement officials are in talks with commanders of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS, Syrian Al-Qaeda branch) jihadist group over evacuation of the latter’s militants from Jaroud Arsal area in west Qalamoun near the border between Lebanon and Syria. According to sources, Hezbollah has […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Syrian Army liberates two villages in east Aleppo

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) seized two villages in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, Wednesday, after advancing south of the Tal Hassan Quarries in the Deir Hafer Plain. Led by their elite Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army liberated Jirah Kabir and Daroubiyah after a fierce battle with the Islamic […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Three jihadi commanders killed in failed attack in southern Syria [Pictures + Video]

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6: 20 P.M.) – Jihadi groups in the southern province of Daraa failed to advance in the al-Manshiyah district after their assault was repelled by the Syrian Army. The offensive, which was spearheaded by Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, has backfired as the attackers lost at least 15 militants, including three field commanders: Bilal Abu […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

FSA islamists ambush an SDF unit in north Aleppo, capture four fighters (VIDEO)

Ivan Castro at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:10 P.M.) – On Wednesday, islamist militants of Failaq Al-Sham group, affiliated with the so-called Free Syrian Army (FSA), ambushed a squad of Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in Dandaliyah town south of Jarablus city in northern Aleppo countryside capturing 4 fighters as a result. This action comes amid rising tensions between SDF and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

First footage of Syrian Army troops inside Al-Qaboun after rebel surrender

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) assumed full control of the Al-Qaboun, Tishreen, and Barzeh districts of east Damascus, last week, after the official rebel surrender of this area to the government. Hezbollah’s official media wing captured the first scenes of the rebel-held parts of these aforementioned districts that were surrendered […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Negotiations begin for rebel surrender of large southern Damascus district

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – Negotiations have begun between the Syrian government and rebel forces in the southern Damascus district of Al-Qadam, Al-Masdar’s Ibrahim Joudeh reported this afternoon from the capital city. According to Joudeh, a Syrian government delegation entered Al-Qadam, Wednesday, to discuss the surrender of this district and subsequent transportation of the rebel […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Hero Iraqi driver uses bulldozer to block ISIS suicide bomber

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
An Iraqi bulldozer driver working with the Iraqi forces fighting ISIS in Mosul used his vehicle to block off an ISIS suicide bomber, thus saving the lives of his comrades. The heroic act, which was filmed by a camera placed in the driver’s cabin, occurred in the western parts of the ISIS stronghold, where fierce […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrische Armee setzt Offensive zur Aufhebung der Belagerung von Deir Ezzor fort

Benjamin T. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LIBANON (14:50) – Die syrische Armee (SAA) hat die Offensive im Osten von Palmyra am heutigen Mittwoch fortgesetzt. Sie nehmen die Verteidigungsstellungen des Islamischen Staates entlang der Palmyra-Deir Ezzor Autobahn unter Beschuss. Unterstützt durch schwere Luftangriffe der syrischen und russischen Luftwaffe, stürmte das 5. Korps und die Tiger Forces der syrischen Armee die Stellungen […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Repairs underway at Aleppo power plant after militants sabotage machinery: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:10 P.M.) – The restoration of Aleppo’s main thermal power plant was underway, Wednesday, as engineers attempted to bring power back to the Syrian city, after militants sabotaged its machinery. According to the Deputy General Director of the site Gais Al-Ahmar, five generators have been completely destroyed. Al-Ahmar stated that militants had thrown […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Syrian Army hunts down ISIS east of Palmyra

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:00 P.M.) – Fierce battles broke out in the sprawling Syrian desert as the government forces initiated a military campaign to reach out for the eastern province of Deir Ezzor. Led by the Russian-trained 5th Legion, the government troops attacked positions and outposts for the self-proclaimed Islamic State near the strategically-important Arak Gas […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Ministro de Israel: “Ha llegado el momento de asesinar a Assad. Es tan simple como eso”

Alvaro A. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
El ministro israelí de Construcción y Vivienda declaró el martes en una conferencia en Jerusalén que el presidente sirio Bashar al-Assad debería ser asesinado por crímenes de guerra. Yoav Galant, dijo a la multitud en la conferencia de Jerusalén que el presidente sirio “no tiene un lugar en este mundo”. “La realidad de la situación […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Newly Freed Chelsea Manning: ‘I’m Figuring Things Out’

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
The soldier who was sentenced to 35 years in a military prison for giving classified materials to WikiLeaks says she's excited to see what comes next.

3-D Printed Bioprosthetic Ovaries Produce Healthy Offspring

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 13 hours ago
Ovaries constructed of 3-D printed scaffolds that house immature eggs were successful in boosting hormone production and restoring fertility by actually ovulating - and they produced healthy offspring which mothers also were able to nurse. By removing a female mouse's ovary and replacing it with a bioprosthetic ovary, the mouse was able to not only ovulate but also give birth to healthy pups. The moms were even able to nurse their young. The bioprosthetic ovaries are constructed of 3-D printed scaffolds that house immature eggs, and have been successful in boosting hormone product... more »

Using Microbes To Convert Natural Gas Into Electricity

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 13 hours ago
Natural gas has seen a resurgence due to hydraulic fracturing ("fracking") which has allowed geologists and engineers to extract it from wells that were previously considered unusable. CO2 emissions from energy have plummeted back to early 1990s levels and emissions from dirtier forms of energy like coal are back at early 1980s levels. read more


alicia hamberg at the ethereal kiosk - 13 hours ago
På Ytterjärna forum finner man sedan någon vecka en debattartikel av Göran Rosenberg som, när den ursprungligen publicerades för åtta år sedan, irriterade mig. Irriterar mig gör den kanske fortfarande, å andra sidan har jag utvecklat en kortare stubin också för dem som vill se varje skrymsle av tillvaron evidensbaserad — kort sagt, kanske irriterar … Continue reading 2017.05.17 →

This Is How An Elite Team Tracks Kim Jong-un (And His Nuclear Weapons)

Ryan Pickrell at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Ryan Pickrell* *Security, Asia* North Korea knows it being watched. Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Site by JamesMartinCNS on Sketchfab Advancements in satellite technology are making it easier for an elite research team to track North Korea’s missiles, nukes, and even the young dictator Kim Jong Un. North Korea is advancing both its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs at an accelerated pace. The North launched its tenth ballistic missile this year, a new medium long-range surface-to-surface weapon, Sunday. North Korea has also been carrying out preparation work at the Pun... more »

Chelsea Manning Out of Prison But Not Totally Free, Army Holding Her on Active Duty Indefinitely

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: manning]Whistleblower Chelsea Manning is now free from prison — but the active duty soldier's freedom won't be as liberating as it should.

Good Cop Leaks Video of Fellow Cop Torturing Handcuffed Man with a Taser — Guess Who’s in Trouble

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: taser]A good cop leaked a video of a man in handcuffs being tortured with a taser by a Balch Springs, TX law enforcement officer who still has his job.

Comey’s note: ‘obstruction of justice’ and Donald Trump (analysis)

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 13 hours ago
[image: comey trump] Former FBI Director Comey's note of his conversation with President Trump is not evidence of obstruction of justice or even close. The post Comey’s note: ‘obstruction of justice’ and Donald Trump (analysis) appeared first on The Duran.

Richard Lindzen's talk in Prague

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
I am still a bit overloaded (also because the new phone I bought yesterday had a defective charging/battery and speaker so I returned it). So let me post some material that deviates from the most typical genre. John Archer wanted some report about Lindzen's talk in Prague. Here you have a fast translation of an initial draft of a report in Czech that I have to write. *Richard Lindzen's talk in Prague* Richard Lindzen, prof emeritus at MIT, is the most famous atmospheric physicist among the climate skeptics. I know him from Greater Boston, and because he spends several months in ever... more »

NC Senator Says “I’m Fine” After Race Collapse

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
Thom Tillis collapsed Wednesday, May 17, 2017, during Washington race, received CPR, as was taken away in ambulance.

With Trump's Scandals, There's Still No There There

Daniel McCarthy at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Daniel McCarthy* *Politics, Americas* [image: Donald Trump at the 36th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service. Wikimedia Commons/U.S. Marshals] An impeachment is already underway—not of the president, but of Washington’s entire political elite. Think back to the last time a president was impeached for obstruction of justice. Did Richard Nixon come to mind? If so, think again. Nixon was never impeached. The president you should imagine as you read about Trump’s troubles with the FBI is Bill Clinton. President Clinton obstructed justice in an absolutely clear and classic... more »

This Is James Comey's Revenge

Matt Purple at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Matt Purple* *Politics, Americas* [image: Donald Trump at the 36th Annual National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service. Flickr/U.S. Marshals] Trump’s scandals have now crossed the threshold from unseemliness to potential illegality. Donald Trump in many ways is the inverse of James Comey. Trump was a tycoon, first of real estate and then of himself, who came to embody the glittery excesses of the 1980s before breaking out of his Sherman McCoy milieu and winning the presidency, elected because voters believed he was bad enough to do some good. Comey was the incorruptible lawman, the... more »

U.S. Admiral Richardson: 355-Ship Navy is "Insufficient" (Thanks to Russia and China)

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * Thanks to Moscow and Beijing, a 355-ship United States Navy won't be good enough. With current technology, even a 355-ship United States Navy will not be sufficient to meet the threats of tomorrow. Indeed, the conclusion of a new Navy white paper authored by the chief of naval operations is that not only will tomorrow’s fleet have to be larger, it will have to become far more capable far more quickly than any of the recent fleet design studies have indicated. “While we need a bigger fleet, we also need a bit of a different fleet,” Adm. John Richards... more »

Gender-based violence researcher now up to 10 retractions for plagiarism

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
A publisher has retracted all of the papers it published by a researcher in Nigeria, citing plagiarism. The papers, all about terrorism and gender-based violence, were written by Oluwaseun Bamidele. The journal editors and the publisher, Taylor & Francis, decided to retract nine papers by Bamidele because of the overlap to other works — which he also […] The post Gender-based violence researcher now up to 10 retractions for plagiarism appeared first on Retraction Watch.

BREAKING NEWS: Congressman calls for Donald Trump’s impeachment

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 14 hours ago
[image: 1 BREAKING_THEDURAN] The genie is officially out of the bottle. The post BREAKING NEWS: Congressman calls for Donald Trump’s impeachment appeared first on The Duran.

The Washington Post has endangered the life of an Israeli agent embedded with ISIS. Donald Trump has not

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 14 hours ago
[image: wapo] The Washington Post's publication of sensitive information may have done actual harm to a US allied agent. The post The Washington Post has endangered the life of an Israeli agent embedded with ISIS. Donald Trump has not appeared first on The Duran.

BREAKING: Putin offers Congress transcript of Trump-Lavrov meeting

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 14 hours ago
[image: U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, second left, at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, May 10, 2017. 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. Fourth from right is Russian Ambassador to the U.S. Sergei Kislyak. (Russian Foreign Ministry Photo via AP)] Russian President Putin ridicules suggestion US President Trump disclosed secrets in the Oval Office to Russian Foreign Minister ... more »

Wednesday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 14 hours ago
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. - Binyamin Appelbaum highlights the strong consensus view that Donald Trump's planned tax giveaways to the rich will do nothing for overall economic development. And John Buell points out that Trump's plan for privatized infrastructure - much like Justin Trudeau's - will serve only to enrich and empower corporations while undermining democratic decision-making: Converting public things into private goods reinforces a trend toward corporate oligarchy. It also has consequences that move beyond economic inefficiency. And economic effic... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 212 May 16 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) were fighting over the areas just north of the Old City district in west Mosul. The Federal Police claimedthey held 80% of Tamuz 17 and Iqtisadin. The former was declared freed on May 13, and the latter on May 14. The Iraqis often call areas cleared before they are. At the same time, the Islamic State has constantly re-infiltrated places after they have left. The Iraqi Air Force droppedflyers over west Mosul once more. The leaflets told people the end of the battle for the city was near, and that they should avoid using any cars or motorcycles out ... more »

Hillary Clinton Forms “Onward Together” to Oppose Trump

Steve Byas at rss - 15 hours ago
[image: hillary-clinton-forms-onward-together-to-oppose-trump] It may seem as though she has already been around forever, but Hillary Clinton is not giving up yet to impose her version of Big Government on America.

Labour’s Promise 60% Low Carbon Energy By 2030

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Robin Guenier http://www.labour.org.uk/page/-/Images/manifesto-2017/Labour%20Manifesto%202017.pdf Robin has pointed out one of the key messages from Labour’s new manifesto which seems to have escaped the attentions of the media. It comes under the section “Upgrading our economy: Labour’s Industrial Strategy”: Bear in mind that this is “energy”, and […]

Shariah Court in Indonesia Sentences Gay Couple to Caning

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
A Shariah court in Indonesia's conservative Aceh province has sentenced two gay men to public caning for the first time, further tarnishing the country's moderate image after a top Christian politician was imprisoned for blasphemy.

Does Jeff Sessions Have Investments in the Private Prison Industry?

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
A web site claimed that Sessions stood to gain from the recent reversal of an Obama-era policy on private prisons.

Prayers for Dakota

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
A viral message requesting prayers for a young boy named Dakota is several months old and has frequently been shared without any context.

Putin Offers to Give Congress Notes of Trump’s Meeting

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin has dismissed the ongoing scandal around U.S President Donald Trump sharing classified intelligence with Russian officials as "political schizophrenia."

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
I have to take my mom for her doctor's check-up and renewal of prescriptions .... and then to the dentist for her teeth. Blogging will return later this afternoon. Military and Intelligence News Briefs and World News Briefs will be posted at 17:00 EST and 18:00 EST respectively.

The Chancellor fell into his own worst nightmare while trying to attack Labour on Radio 4 [AUDIO]

James Wright at The Canary - 15 hours ago
Chancellor Philip Hammond fell into his own worst nightmare while trying to attack Labour on BBC Radio 4. Hammond was trying to fearmonger about Labour’s spending plans. But ended up messing up his own party’s costing by over £20bn. For someone known as ‘Spreadsheet Phil’, it couldn’t have gone worse: Oomph! Conservative Chancellor Phillip Hammond […]

Watch Nigel Farage actually threaten to ‘pick up a rifle’ if he doesn’t get the Brexit he wants [VIDEO]

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 15 hours ago
With Theresa May adopting much of UKIP’s rhetoric, Nigel Farage has become less prominent in UK politics. Theresa May is using the exact words and phrases I've been using for 20 years. pic.twitter.com/TAbBswByWJ — Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) May 7, 2017 And yet Farage himself has made it clear what could prompt his return. A return […]

According to memo Donald Trump asked FBI Director James Comey to shut down Michael Flynn investigation before firing him.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
Courtesy of the New York Times: *President Trump asked the F.B.I. director, James B. Comey, to shut down the federal investigation into Mr. Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, in an Oval Office meeting in February, according to a memo Mr. Comey wrote shortly after the meeting. * *“I hope you can let this go,” the president told Mr. Comey, according to the memo. * *The documentation of Mr. Trump’s request is the clearest evidence that the president has tried to directly influence the Justice Department and F.B.I. investigation into links between Mr. Trump’... more »

Distributed-Justice Solution for the Crisis in the Canadian Legal System

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 15 hours ago
By Denis G. Rancourt, PhD First published on Dissident Voice:http://dissidentvoice.org/2017/05/distributed-justice-solution-for-the-crisis-in-the-canadian-legal-system/ SUMMARY: The Canadian legal system is in crisis. I describe the circumstances of the crisis, its features, and its large-scale causes. I propose a radical and complete solution in the form of a “distributed justice” model

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

John W. Whitehead at 15 hours ago
[image: undefined] “The means of defense against foreign danger have been always the instruments of tyranny at home.” ― James Madison Who designed the malware worm that is now wreaking havoc on tens of thousands of computers internationally by hackers demanding a king’s ransom? The US government. Who is the biggest black market buyer and stockpiler of cyberweapons (weaponized malware that can be used to hack into computer systems, spy on citizens, and destabilize vast computer networks)? The US government. What country has one the deadliest arsenals of weapons of mass destruction? ... more »

Rerun alert! Erdogan "bodyguards" Clash With Protestors?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
*Wash, rinse, repeat. Wash, rinse, repeat.* *This nearly exact type of incident occurred last year- March 2016- It got coverage all over the 5 eyes media- main and alt and it was as contrived, faked and as out of touch with reality as one would imagine any sort of staged psyop could be.* *March 31/2016: Staged Provocation of Turkey's Security Detail- Aided by Amnesty International & Brookings* *Not even certain if that was actually Turkey's security detail or just a bunch of posers last year.* *Check out the no volume videos that made their way around- bolstered by headlines of out... more »

"Why Today's 'Liberals' are the REAL Extremists | Louder With Crowder"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
https://youtu.be/JAmQwGo5Dec Well worth a watch.

You can't make this stuff up

Yastreblyansky at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
Or if you can, there could be serious money in it. François Truffaut, via Cinémathèque Française. Narratology isn't admissible evidence in a criminal court, but there's something in the report of the Comey memo that really makes me believe, the psychological realism of what the Emperor is said to have said, and its tone: “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go,” Mr. Trump told Mr. Comey, according to the memo. “He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.” It's the sound of a very wealthy father talking to the boarding-school principal after the ... more »

The Comey Memo Is A Big Thing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
President Trump greets Director of the FBI James Comey as Director of the Secret Service Joseph Clancy (L) watches during the Inaugural Law Enforcement Officers and First Responders Reception in the Blue Room of the White House. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts *Mike Allen, Axios:* *After Comey memos, Trump's survival at stake* Republicans close to the White House fear that yesterday's revelations could take President Trump into a legal or constitutional realm where his staff and supporters can't save him. "A whole new door has opened," said a well-known Republican operative who has worked ... more »

Association Created Between Texas Weather, Monarch Butterflies And Glyphosate

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 16 hours ago
A paper has linked Monarch butterfly populations to glyphosate - but only when it was first used, and not when it was most heavily used. It also linked the populations to seasonal variation. That is to be expected, except since it's 2017, they try to claim that's climate change rather than wetter weather in some years. read more

Freed From Prison, Chelsea Manning Pledges Not To Confine Herself To The Past

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 16 hours ago
Chelsea Manning exited the walls of Fort Leavenworth military prison in Kansas this morning. In a statement provided to ABC News exclusively, Manning declared, “I appreciate the wonderful support that I have received from so many people across the world over these past years. As I rebuild my life, I The post Freed From Prison, Chelsea Manning Pledges Not To Confine Herself To The Past appeared first on Shadowproof.


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
From All Africa IN response to the renewed outbreak of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC, the Nigerian Government has activated a preparedness plan by setting up the Ebola Preparedness Working Group, EPWG, even as passengers with fever arriving from a county where Ebola has been detected are to be investigated. Disclosing this […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
The FDA has confirmed in an email to me that no Ebola vaccine has been licensed in the USA so far. The failure of the Merck Ebola vaccine to obtain a license is significant and underlines how doubtful the data from the unique trial design are in spite of the claims of Gavi CEO Dr […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
From Bloomberg Workers in the FDA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs will begin focusing on overseeing specific product areas — such as pharmaceuticals or medical devices — rather than activities in their U.S. geographic regions, Gottlieb said Monday in a memo obtained by Bloomberg News. The staff of 4,000 investigates consumer complaints, oversees imported goods, and […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
Translation from mediacongo.net An appeal has been made to the population of Likati (Bas-Uélé) to observe the rules of hygiene in order to prevent the spread of the Ebola epidemic. The team coordinating the fight against this disease launched the appeal on Tuesday May 16 in Buta in the capital of Bas-Uélé. This teams has […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
From Statnews The World Health Organization and outside experts are making arrangements to send an experimental Ebola vaccine to the Democratic Republic of Congo, should officials there say they need it to quell an outbreak there. The DRC has not yet formally requested the vaccine, and it’s unclear if or when it will. The country’s […]

Flashback to 2014 when Chelsea Clinton hyped 1.5 million Ebola deaths by January 2015

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
The factions around Barack Obama and Hilary Clinton and Donald Trump may be at war with each other in some areas but they both appear to be pushing a covert eugenicist depopulation agenda using risky epidemic vaccines. Chelsea Clinton was one of the main scaremongers in 2014, appearing on CNN to predict 1.5 million deaths from […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
Austria is to hold snap elections on October 15th after the People’s Party left the coalition in a bid to muster support for a radical change of direction on economic and immigration polices. http://www.dw.com/en/snap-elections-in-austria-with-wunderwuzzi/a-38864982 http://www.sfgate.com/news/media/Early-elections-to-be-held-in-Austria-after-872475.php


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
‘Watergate size and scale’: Senate Intelligence Committee member suggests Trump could be close to impeachment for obstruction of justice after Comey memo as John McCain likens the scandal to Nixon’s Senator Angus King commented on CNN that Trump could be closer to the ‘impeachment process’ if he was found to be obstructing justice Reports on […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
(CNN) President Donald Trump asked James Comey to end the investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, a request documented in a memo written by the former FBI director, according to sources familiar with the matter. “I hope you can let this go,” Comey wrote, quoting Trump in the document, which CNN has not […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
From CNN President Trump has called reporters dishonest, said the media is “the enemy of the American people,” and mused about making it easier to sue journalists. And, according to a new report, he has gone even further than that in private, telling then-FBI Director James Comey that Comey should consider locking reporters up. Trump […]

Russian President Putin Is Willing To Hand Over His Oval Office Transcript To U.S. Lawmakers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin speaks during a news conference at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, January 17, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Ilnitsky/Pool/File Photo *Reuters:* *Vladimir Putin says can prove Trump did not pass Russia secrets* SOCHI, Russia, May 17 (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that U.S. President Donald Trump had not passed any secrets onto Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov during a meeting in Washington last week and that he could prove it. Speaking at a news conference alongside Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, Putin quipped t... more »

Why Won't Nancy Pelosi And Her Leadership Team Support Single Payer Health Care?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
I bet if Pelosi held her town hall back in her San Francisco district instead of on a CNN set with Chris Cuomo, it would have been a very different event. I suspect she would have faced a similar response from activists that other members of Congress have gotten from their constituents. First of all, all Cuomo's questions about the day's Trump infotainment crap would not have dominated an opportunity to find out what Pelosi stands for and where she wants to take her party and our country. Sixteen minutes in and they were still jibber-jabbering about the details of Trump's revelat... more »

How Russia and America Almost Started World War III (Thanks to a Submarine)

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, * The other Cuban Missile Crisis plot twist we all forget. *The Foxtrot submarines, known as Project 641s in the Soviet Union, were not at the cutting edge of submarine design. Introduced in 1957, they just predated the introduction of teardrop-shaped hulls which offered superior stealth and underwater speed—and in fact were noisier than usual thanks to their three propeller screws. The third deck of the Foxtrots was entirely devoted to enormous batteries, allowing the diesel subs to operate underwater for ten days before needing to surface—but they... more »

Does Israel Really Need Nuclear Weapons?

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, * What if they never went nuclear? *Fireworks aside, the Israeli nuclear program may not have made much difference at all, either to Israel’s security or to regional nonproliferation efforts. Since the development of the program, but largely unrelated to its existence, the political situation has tipped in Israel’s favor, the conventional balance has grown to favor Israel and the threat profile presented by Israel’s opponents has moved in an unconventional direction. This has made the nuclear deterrent less critical to Israel’s survival, notwithstandi... more »

Last to Die in Afghanistan: US Marines Back to Helmand

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 16 hours ago
*May 17, 2017 *(Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - Some 300 US Marines are once again being deployed to Helmand province, Afghanistan after upward to 20,000 US Marines had spent between 2009-2014 attempting, but clearly failing to secure the province for the US-installed client regime in the nation's capital of Kabul. The latest deployment of US forces in Afghanistan after allegedly "ending" combat operations and the "Afghanistan War" in 2014, exposes several realities surrounding US foreign policy that directly conflict with the political narratives emanating from Washington. *The War Isn't... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Washington Post urges colleges to censor speech if someone thinks it’s racist* Does The Washington Post editorial board have the slightest familiarity with First Amendment precedents? In response to the racist-banana incident at the private American University – now under investigation by the U.S. attorney in D.C. as well as the FBI – the editorial board has declared that all colleges should censor students if someone thinks their speech or behavior is racist: Two-bit provocations such as hanging nooses on campuses play on emotions made raw in the wake of a presidential campaign... more »

Vladimir Putin calls allegations Trump passed secrets to Russian FM Lavrov ‘political schizophrenia’

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 16 hours ago
[image: putin alone] Russian officials are aghast at the behaviour of America's mainstream media. The post Vladimir Putin calls allegations Trump passed secrets to Russian FM Lavrov ‘political schizophrenia’ appeared first on The Duran.

Who do you think you are?

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
I think it’s time we’re all encouraged (forced) to explain what we mean when we accuse people of belonging to specific ‘wings’. For instance what does “Momentum” actually mean when it says it regards Tom Watson as rather right wing? One used to think of your archetypal right wing person as heard-hearted, disciplinarian, pious, moustachioed, buttoned-up and bristling with repressed sexuality and overt racism. Not very nice, in fact. Your left-winger was more attractive. Cool; relaxed, tolerant, devoutly sympathetic to the lame and disadvantaged and open to new ideas. Progressive... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Thank goodness she had an abortion* *We have been spared another misanthropic mess like her. Her mother was mentally ill so her views are not a big surprise* *Dilbert gets it* *Climate Changes Activists are the real Science Deniers * *The range of predicted future warming is enormous - apocalyptism is unwarranted.* by Oren Cass The epithet "climate denier," intended to invoke Holocaust denial, has always been tasteless and inapt. Climate change is not like the Holocaust, nor is questioning the accuracy and predictive power of a scientific model like questioning th... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 17 hours ago
1 day ago (No subject) jennakilt to youshow details 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" Pus... more »

Violent Crime Is Becoming The Norm In The Caribbean

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Members of the Mobile Reserve, an arm of the national police, patrol the neighborhood of Dunkirk in Kingston, Jamaica, June 6, 2013. ANDREA BRUCE NYT *Miami Herald: **The secret in paradise: Violence mars Caribbean life* Caribbean countries laud themselves on offering idyllic settings where sandy beaches, calming calypso and a laid-back lifestyle beckon. But behind the happy-go-lucky image, the region also harbors a darker side: violent crime and a tolerance for domestic violence. According to a new study, “Restoring Paradise in the Caribbean: Combatting Violence with Numbers,” the... more »

This is what childbirth could cost you if Theresa May wins the general election [IMAGE]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 17 hours ago
If the Conservative party wins the 8 June general election, the NHS will continue to face creeping privatisation and chronic underfunding. The end game will be the death of the NHS as we know it. So time for a reminder of what a routine life event like childbirth would cost in that future. The cost […]

He she and it

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
When people undergo ‘gender reassignment’ - no - even if a ‘he’ simply decides that he wishes, henceforth, to be known as ‘she’, the possessive pronoun instantly seems to leap out and smack you in the face. Take this morning’s news about Chelsea Manning, formerly Bradley. There were more “shes" uttered in the space of a few seconds than I’ve ever heard in an entire episode of the ‘Mr and Mrs’ gameshow. Not that I’ve ever watched one. It’s as though they’re deliberately hitting you in the chops with a wet fish. Gratuitous possessive pronouns really grate.

Sea Ice Expansion in the Southern Hemisphere: Another Reason to Abandon Global Warming Policy

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 17 hours ago
*Observed (blue) and model-forecast (red) Antarctic sea-ice extent published by Shu et al. (2015) shows a large and growing discrepancy, but for unknown reasons, their illustration ends in 2005**.*A paper published in *Journal of Climate* *30*: 2251-2267 titled Positive trend in the Antarctic sea ice cover and associated changes in surface temperature: Comiso et al: (link) Abstract The Antarctic sea ice extent has been slowly increasing contrary to expected trends due to global warming and results from coupled climate models. After a record high extent in 2012 the extent was even ... more »

No One Is Safe

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
Donald Trump won enough votes in the Electoral College to become president. His voters -- in a blind fury -- made him the most powerful man in the world. Now Trump -- also in a blind fury -- is destroying his country's democracy and the Western Alliance. Jonathan Manthorpe writes: Donald Trump’s apparent admission that he shared secret information with visiting senior Russian officials has intensified questions both at home and abroad about his fitness to govern. This latest scandal will add to the unease about Trump already evident among the United States’ 27 allies in the North ... more »

Strangers in town

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
Cornwall has been in the news a lot recently, and not necessarily in a good way. The other day we heard about Theresa May apparently shutting out local journos during her whistle-stop visit to Water-Ma-Trout industrial estate in Helston. We watched John Sweeney doing his puerile ‘in pursuit of Andrea Leadsom’ sketch and then we had Howard Jacobson’s A Point of View on Radio 4. In the middle of the piece he gave us an analogy based on a brief and unhappy period when he lived in Cornwall. I realise this whinge about being an ‘outsider’ was designed to make us reflect upon our mean... more »

Ed Miliband’s Neutering Of OFGEM

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood John Constable explains how Ed Miliband neutered OFGEM’s powers to stand up for consumers’ best interests: There is likely to be increasing pressure to reform the gas and electricity regulator, Ofgem, which is widely held to have failed in the protection of consumers. This accusation is to a large […]

John Oliver hysterically responds to criticism over his attempt to shame the FCC into protecting Net Neutrality.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
Courtesy of Raw Story: *John Oliver wasn’t about to let it go when Fox Business News hosts attacked his net neutrality campaign. In previous episodes, Oliver has worked to explain the complicated topic and began a campaign to encourage people to express a plethora of public comments about the opposition to the Federal Election Commission removing independence from internet service providers. * *In a web exclusive, Oliver explained that over 1.6 million comments have been made on both sides of the issue, but Fox took issue with the fact that some were from people saying that their ... more »

Here's The Story, of a Measles Hysteria

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
"Kids, because they have a few dots on their faces, they think they can order everybody around." Mike Brady Note: Cathy wrote this is 2015. We're bringing it back for the Minnesota hysteria. By Cathy Jameson Before media hysteria became...

Trump sichert Erdogan Unterstützung im Kampf gegen PKK und IS zu

Ali Tok at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, Libanon (7:30) – Der US-amerikanische Präsident Trump und sein Amtskollege aus der Türkei, trafen gestern zusammen und hielten eine gemeinsame Pressekonferenz. Trump sicherte dabei der Türkei Unterstützung bei Operationen gegen den IS und gegen die PKK zu. Trump sagte: “Wir unterstützen die Türkei in ihrem harten Kampf gegen den Terror und vergewissern ihnen, dass […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army resumes offensive to lift siege on Deir Ezzor

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:50 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their offensive in the eastern countryside of Palmyra, Wednesday, targeting the Islamic State’s defenses along the Palmyra-Deir Ezzor Highway. Backed by heavy airstrikes from the Syrian and Russian air forces, the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Corps and Tiger Forces stormed the Islamic State’s positions […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Iraqi forces continue advance towards ISIL stronghold: video

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:15 P.M.) – Fighters of the paramilitary ‘Hashd al-Shaabi’, also known as the Popular Mobilisation Units (PMU), continued their operations to expel self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) miltants from the town al-Qairawan 100 kilometres (62 miles) from Mosul, Wednesday. The campaign in al-Qairawan is part of a larger operation to seize control […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army enters rebel-held town in East Ghouta

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched an important military operation in the East Ghouta region of Damascus last night, targeting the town of Beit Nayem that is under the control of Jaysh Al-Islam. Led by the 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard, the Syrian Arab Army stormed Beit Nayem from […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Israeli minister calls for the assassination of Assad

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – An Israeli minister stated at a conference in Jerusalem on Tuesday that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad should be assassinated for war crimes. Israel’s Housing and Construction Minister, Yo’av Galant, told the crowd at the Jerusalem conference that that the Syrian President “does not have a place in this world.” “The […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russia to display weapons used in Syria at arms show in Peru

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
(TASS) Rosoboronexport will present samples of weapons and military equipment used by Russia’s aerospace force in the anti-terrorist operation in Syria at the SITDEF-2017 arms show in Peru, the company’s press-service said on Wednesday. “Rosoboronexport [an affiliate of Rostec] will arrange for a joint Russian exposition at the sixth international exhibition of defense technologies SITDEF-2017, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIL attacks Hezbollah’s positions near Syrian border-crossing

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:50 A.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIL) carried out an attack on Hezbollah checkpoints in Lebanon’s Beqa’a Governorate on Tuesday, striking the latter’s positions along the western slopes of the Qalamoun Mountains. ISIL’s official media wing, Al-‘Amaq, posted photos of their assault on Tuesday, showing their fighters firing mortar shells and rockets towards […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In pictures: Guided ISIS missiles blast two Syrian Army tanks in eastern Homs, Hama

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:00 P.M.) – Amaq Agency published four photos on Tuesday, showing anti-tank missiles being launched at two locations in eastern Homs and Hama, scoring direct his on government tanks. It was not immediatly clear if the tanks were destroyed. Also, one picture looked suspiously edited although published by the official Amaq channel, an […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

IŞİD’in Deyrezzor saldırısı hezimetle sonuçlandı: Onlarca terörist öldürüldü

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
Önceki gün Deyrezzor’da bulunan askeri hava üssü çevresindeki ordu mevzilerine, IŞİD tarafından büyük bir saldırı daha gerçekleştirildi. Terör örgütünün, hava üssünün güneydoğu eksenindeki birçok noktadan başlattığı saldırılar sonucu yaşanan çatışmalar, yaklaşık olarak 3 saat şiddetli bir şekilde devam etti. Bu büyük saldırıya rağmen herhangi bir kazanım elde edemeyen IŞİD militanları, Suriye ordusu karşısında onlarca […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

The Tories sent out an after hours message to voters that went really badly wrong [VIDEO]

Tracy Keeling at The Canary - 17 hours ago
The Conservative Party sent an after hours message to voters on 16 May. And it went really badly wrong. Because the public rejected the Tories’ inaccurate, dog-whistle directive. Bloody foreigners The Conservative Party put out a Jeremy Corbyn attack ad on the evening of 16 May. Allegedly deployed as part of the Tories’ targeted ad […]

Iranians Are Going Out Of Their Way To Avoid The Americans in Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*The Guardian:** Iran changes course of road to Mediterranean coast to avoid US forces* *New land corridor to move 140 miles south to avoid buildup of US forces assembled in north-east Syria to fight Isis* Iran has changed the course of a land corridor that it aims to carve to the Mediterranean coast after officials in Iraq and Tehran feared a growing US military presence in north-eastern Syria had made its original path unviable. The new corridor has been moved 140 miles south to avoid a buildup of US forces that has been assembled to fight Islamic State (Isis). It will now use ... more »

Is Russia's Ambassador To The U.S. About To Become The U.N.'s Head Of Counter Terrorism?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak and President Donald Trump at the White House last week. Photo Credit: @RusEmbUSA *UPI: **Russian in Trump scandal may be U.N.'s new anti-terror chief* As if there wasn't enough controversy surrounding Sergey Kislyak. The Russian ambassador to the United States at the center of the Trump national security storm is set to become the United Nations head of counterterrorism, probably at under secretary-general level. The irony seems to have been lost on most of the world's media, with near-total silence about what looks set to be one of the U.N.'s mos... more »

Russia's Fear of Nuclear War

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 17 hours ago
Thanks to Paul Craig Roberts, a highly respected and honoured journalist, former Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for Economic Policy during the Reagan era, academic and Chairman of the Institute for Political Economy, we have a bit of a glimpse into the mindset of Russia during this period when the Cold War seems to be rewarming, particularly in the minds of America's mainstream media. In late April 2017, there were a handful of frightening articles that appeared in what is now classified "the fake news media" and the "Kremlin-controlled media" . The articles in question quoted... more »

Making The Swedish Institute Threat List by Tim Pool

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago
*Published on May 16, 2017* SUPPORT JOURNALISM. DONATE AT PATREON.COM/TIMCAST I made the Swedish threat list! What a truly great accomplishment. Today I am talking about a list of people deemed to be hateful by the Swedish government. *Are you on the list? Check here*. *https://nyheteridag.se/israeli-ambass...* Make sure to subscribe for more travel, news, opinion, and documentary with Tim Pool everyday. *FOLLOW ME* Instagram - http://instagram.com/Timcast Twitter - http://twitter.com/Timcast Minds - http://Minds.com/Timcast Facebook - http://facebook.com/Timcastnews

The scariest thing you will read today =UPDATED=

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
[image: EastCoast_Andrew_211] Scholarly research on the attitudes of Chinese people towards Taiwan... *Abstract* While many studies have investigated Taiwanese people’s attitudes towards cross-Strait relations, few studies explore how Chinese people on the other side of the Taiwan Strait perceive the Taiwan issue. Using data collected via a telephone survey that covers 2,000 respondents from ten major cities in China in 2013, this article presents empirical evidence to fill this gap. It finds that most Chinese citizens’ attitudes are aligned with the government’s propaganda on cross-... more »

WATCH: Bradley Manning to be released from prison

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 18 hours ago
[image: WATCH:Bradley Manning to be released from prison] Manning was reportedly in one of the vehicles seen leaving the facility. The post WATCH: Bradley Manning to be released from prison appeared first on The Duran.

Macedonia’s President surrenders to Socialist leader and Albanian radicals

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 18 hours ago
[image: ivanov] The move puts Macedonia's future in peril. The post Macedonia’s President surrenders to Socialist leader and Albanian radicals appeared first on The Duran.

The west cares more about Ukrainian selfies than Donbass deaths

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 18 hours ago
[image: In this photo taken Aug. 19, 2007 soccer fans show a German Nazi flag with a swastika during an Ukrainian League Championship soccer match between Dynamo Kyiv and Karpaty in Kiev, Ukraine. With the defeat of Adolf Hitler in 1945, the Nazi's scarlet flag with a black swastika was banned in Germany and remains so today. The banner once hung from all official buildings in the Third Reich, was waved madly by the cheering crowds that supported Hitler and the Nazis, and was an integral part of military and other uniforms. Synonymous with the genocidal policies of the Nazis, the fl... more »

Trump’s plan finally becomes clear

Eric Zuesse at The Duran - 18 hours ago
[image: People search for survivors amid the rubble of houses destroyed in a Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)] Donald Trump's first trip abroad as President will be to Saudi Arabia. The post Trump’s plan finally becomes clear appeared first on The Duran.

‘Taxing the rich will destroy the country!’ claim panicked rich people

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 18 hours ago
Since they came into power, the Tories have operated in a fashion that has meant less tax for the rich and more austerity for everyone else. And as we all know, that’s worked out marvellously. Or at least it has for them anyway. And yet these same moneybags are now claiming that reversing this trend […]

Independent Caucus's for the Senate

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 18 hours ago
*The Senate has just voted for a major shake-up of how members of the Red Chamber align themselves by allowing nine or more members to form a caucus, a substantial break from tradition that has historically seen the place organized along party lines.* A small but important step forward in my view, I continue to believe that we need this body to examine and offer revisions upon legislation proposed by the government (particularly majority governments) and any move to give more resources to “independents” and move away from partisan decisions is a good thing IMHO. *The motion directs... more »

Len McCluskey accuses the media of bias and the media responds by proving him right

Emily Apple at The Canary - 18 hours ago
Unite leader Len McCluskey made headline news on 17 May for casting doubts on Labour’s ability to win at the general election. But either not reported or buried are the reasons why McCluskey made these claims – media bias. And in ignoring the crucial part of McCluskey’s interview, the mainstream media is, once again, revealing the […]

Israeli Minister/Former IDF "Time Has Come To Assasinate Assad"

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 18 hours ago
Yoav Galant, currently Housing and Construction Minister, told an audience at a conference near Jerusalem on Tuesday. * “In my view, we are crossing a red line. And in my view, the time has come to assassinate Assad. It’s as simple as that,”* the former Israel Defence Force (IDF) Southern Command General said. Outrageous! * Don't Miss:* James Petrus: US Betraying Turkey- Remaking the Middle East/Asia/Africa Putin: Russia Will Not Supply PKK/YPG With Weapons

Comey’s Firing: Do We Live in a Kleptocracy?

Ethical Technology - 18 hours ago
Every time I sit down to write about something I want to write about—like how to find meaning in a secular age, or ponder the imminent birth of my new granddaughter—I find my reverie interrupted by the political turmoil surrounding me. https://ieet.org/images/uploads/lead_960.jpg

Laura Kuenssberg’s latest BBC script was literally nicked from the Conservative Party website [IMAGES]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 19 hours ago
Astute readers noticed something familiar about BBC political editor Laura Kuenssberg’s review of the Labour Party manifesto. They were right. Spot the difference On the left is the review of the Labour manifesto by Laura Kuenssberg. And on the right is the Conservative Party slogan aimed at attacking the fully-costed manifesto (inaccurately). It is the latest […]

Corbyn could save the NHS with Labour’s £7.4bn cash lifeline

Ben Janaway at The Canary - 19 hours ago
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn may have just saved the NHS. With a promise of £7.4bn extra each year, the ailing service may have found its new saviour. With a deficit of £2.45bn as of 2016, a staff crisis and morale at an all-time low, there has never been a better time for a cash injection. […]

If you’re not planning to vote Labour, a young rapper explains why you really, really should [VIDEO]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 19 hours ago
A young rapper has controversially come out in support of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour for the general election. But in doing so, he has issued a rallying cry for everyone currently sitting on the electoral fence. And speaking exclusively to The Canary, he has explained his reason for this change of heart, and his latest video. […]

Artists shame Donald Trump by projecting the truth on his own building.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
Being projected on Trump Hotel in DC right now. #resist pic.twitter.com/RJEAqOnGgp — Tim Hogan (@timjhogan) May 16, 2017 Well. This tour bus stopped in front of Trump Hotel, taking in some Presidential history. #open24hrs #TrumpRussia@bellvisuals & co pic.twitter.com/maOXbyMXbO — Adrian Parsons (@adrian_parsons) May 16, 2017 Courtesy of the New York Daily News: *Artists in Washington D.C. briefly blasted the Trump International Hotel with a projection instructing guests to drop off their foreign cash inside. * *Robin Bell said he kicked off the colorful display from a van parke... more »

Trump allegedly told Comey to ‘drop’ case against Michael Flynn

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 20 hours ago
[image: U.S. President Donald Trump greets Director of the FBI James Comey 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 - RTSWV79] Instead of 'life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness', the mainstream media are re-defining America as 'scandal, bureaucracy and the pursuit of partisan positioning'. The post Trump allegedly told Comey to ‘drop’ case against Michael Flynn appeared first on The Duran.

Dachel Wake Up: Nothing Minor About Autism in S. Carolina

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 20 hours ago
By Anne Dachel May 12, 2017, SpectrumNews.com: Alternative screen finds high autism prevalence in U.S. state By Jessica Wright A new study in South Carolina has found a prevalence of 3.62 percent for autism, or roughly 1 in 28 children....

Infrared Radiation from the Earth's Surface and the So-Called Scientific Consensus

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. at An Objectivist Individualist - 20 hours ago
In the catastrophic man-made global warming hypothesis, the solar radiation absorbing surface area of the Earth is assumed to be the same as the infrared-emitting surface area of the Earth. Let us rigorously examine this important assumption. Of course in light of the claims by many advocates of catastrophic man-made global warming that there is a consensus among scientists that their theory is correct and this opinion is so justified with a thorough rational understanding of the applicable science, an interested person should have seen many discussions of the matters I am about t... more »

Blood of the Irish: What DNA Tells Us About the Ancestry of People in Ireland

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
What makes Ireland so interesting is two things that both affected the nature of inmigration over thousands of years. The first and most important is that all inmigration was generally modest. Of course forced out migration initially peopled the USA with whites far more than either the English or the Scots. The second factor long forgotten is that Ireland or more exactly, the isle of Lewis was the northern terminus of the Atlantic Great Circle route which included Spain., Portugal the Canary islands and the whole Atlantic Seaboard of the USA with the Bahamas. This route was... more »

Fungi From a Toxic Mine Pit Have Teamed Up to Produce a New Type of Antibiotic

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
We could develop a serious enthusiasm for the Berkley pit. conditions are seriously hostile but also accessible to sampling as well. Better yet it is a novel biome that naturally throws up novel adaptations over serious time frames and we do have real time frames at work here. The pit itself was closed back in the late seventies already and that is thirty five years ago. Add in the detail that back filling it is not an attractive option as that would be hugely expensive and that actual reopening is never going to be ruled out either. In fact some are convinced that we hav... more »

The Blackwood Encounter

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
We have the Giant sloth again. In this case the horns are seen although these seem to be quite rare generally and may well be a seasonal effect or associated with a sub species only. They have been seen before. Better yet seeing cloven hoofs actually means seeing the two toes with large claws as again conforming to the giant sloth. The attack charge is important. It is short range and used specifically to reach a target. At that point those four sets of claws will do their work to tear into the target in this case the horse. We are steadily building up a serrious inventory... more »

Kolbrin - The Book of gleanings - Chpt 8 - Hurmaetar Journeysto the Netherworld

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Now we have what must be almost the obligatory trip to the other side or the realm of death. observe though that our hero is exposed to a drug of some sort and that he does all this in a dream state as we have come to expect. He does meet his friend Yodel and thus has reassurance regarding the after life. I find it different from other mythological descriptions and all those as well as this appear unrelated to current near death experiences or with actual descriptions of the architecture of the other side. It is as if it has all been reshaped along christian and even Hindu l... more »

Rusya ve Suriye komandoları Tartus’ta ortak tatbikatlar düzenliyor

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
Suriyeli ve Rus deniz komandoları, Suriye’nin sahil kenti Tartus’ta bulunan donanma üssünde ortak askeri tatbikatlar düzenliyor. Tartus Haber Ağı tarafından verilen bilgilere göre; tatbikatlar sırasında yüzlerce denizci ve deniz komandosunun eğitimleri devam ederken, üst düzey Rus ve Suriyeli yetkililer de tatbikatı gözlemliyor. Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In pictures: Hardline ISIS branch in Daraa cuts off alleged thief’s foot

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:20 P.M.) – The ISIS affiliate ‘Jaish Khalid ibn al-Walid’ released a handful of images on Wednesday showing a Sharia crackdown on a local man accused of being a thief. In accordance with strict religious laws, the unidentified civilian had his hand and foot chopped off by the hardline jihadist group: Jaish Khalid […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIL’s Deir Ezzor offensive ends in complete disaster, 30+ terrorist casulaties

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIL) launched a desperate offensive in the Deir Ezzor Governorate on Tuesday, striking the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defenses around the imperative military airbase. ISIL began the assault at approximately 5:00 P.M. (Damascus Time) on Tuesday by launching attacks along several axes southeast of the Deir Ezzor […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Последние новости: Сирийская армия высвобождает три деревни из ISIS в Обновленном проталкивании Ракки

Ilyas Stefoglo at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
ДАМАСК, СИРИЯ (10:20 вечера) – Во вторник вечером, Сирийская Арабская армия (СAА) прорвали оборонительную линию Исламского государства в восточной части Алеппо и освобождены три деревни на юге от авиабазе Джирах. Во главе тигровые силы, СAA единиц штурмовых проникали к Maскана и взяли под свой контроль над деревнями Джарра Сагхир, Maхдюмах и тоже Байлонах, крайне ожесточенные столкновения […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Final Syrian Army reinforcements arrive in east Aleppo for offensive against ISIL

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:50 A.M.) – The last of the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) reinforcements have arrived to the eastern countryside of Aleppo for the ongoing offensive against the Islamic State (ISIL) forces, Al-Masdar’s Ibrahim Joudeh reported on Tuesday. These reinforcements were comprised of soldiers from the elite Tiger Forces that were recently participating in the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russia, UN envoy discuss de-escalation in Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
(TASS) Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov, who met on Tuesday with United Nations Secretary General’s Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura in Geneva, stressed the necessity of further efforts to strengthen de-escalation in Syria, the Russian foreign ministry said. “The sides exchange views on the process and prospects of political settlement in Syria […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Trump vows support for Turkey against IS and PKK in presser with Erdogan: video

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan held a joint press conference with US President Donald Trump, during his visit to the White House, Washington DC, on Tuesday. Trump pledged US support against Turkish operations against the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL), as well as the Kurdish group the PKK. He said, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Professor Stephen Cohen says American hysteria is the real “security threat” (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 22 hours ago
[image: Professor Stephen Cohen says American hysteria is the real “security threat” (Video)] Professor Cohen: Assault on Trump is greatest threat to our country. The post Professor Stephen Cohen says American hysteria is the real “security threat” (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

CNN host screams at Navy Seal who dares to question credibility of “anonymous” sources

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 22 hours ago
[image: CNN host screams at Navy Seal who dares to question credibility of “anonymous” sources] CNN anchor flips out on a Navy Seal over his skepticism of anonymous sources. The post CNN host screams at Navy Seal who dares to question credibility of “anonymous” sources appeared first on The Duran.

Poll: 81% Of Hillary Voters Support Impeaching President Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*The Hill:** Poll: 48 percent want Trump impeached* More Americans want President Trump impeached than don't, according to a new survey by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling released Tuesday. Forty-eight percent of respondents said they would support Trump's impeachment, while 41 percent would oppose such charges. Trump is facing a slew of controversies, including his firing last week of FBI Director James Comey and reports that he divulged highly classified intelligence to Russian officials. *Read more* .... *Update:* 48% Of Americans Want To Impeach Trump (Zero Hedge). ... more »

Mid-Week Thoughts

LL at Virtual Mirage - 22 hours ago
On the whole, I used to watch the news on television. My preference was for *Fox Business* or the *Fox News Channel*. There's not a lot of news there. Most of it is 24 hour cycle cable commentary with endless points and counterpoints. Now, not so much. There's not much to learn. James Comey disgraced the FBI's reputation, such as it is. The Democrats are running a clown circus and their subsidiary elite, lying mainstream media makes a mockery of politics in general. If Donald Trump were to run against Hillary Clinton today, polls say that he would beat her all over again - but t... more »

Sheer Lunacy on Campus

Walter E. Williams at rss - 22 hours ago
[image: sheer-lunacy-on-campus] Parents, taxpayers and donors have little idea of the levels of lunacy, evil and lawlessness that have become features of many of today's institutions of higher learning.

The Economy: "Trump Can’t ‘Prime the Pump’"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*"Trump Can’t ‘Prime the Pump’"* by Bill Bonner "‘The U.S. Economy Is Back on Track,’ read a Bloomberg headline over the weekend. Apparently, inflation and consumer spending picked up last month. We are so glad to hear it. And last week, New York Fed President William Dudley said the US central bank might begin lightening its load of bonds this year. Or maybe not. Or maybe they will add to it. Who knows. It depends. *Priming the pump: *The Fed stopped buying bonds via its quantitative easing (QE) program in 2014. But the Bank of Japan and the European Central Bank (ECB) have kept ... more »

There Are Many Targets In North Korea Should The U.S. And Its Allies Ever Consider Launching A Pre-Emptive Strike Against Its Nuclear And Missile Assets

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Todd Crowell, RCD*: *Target Rich – North Korea's Atomic Archipelago* If the United States ever seriously considered making a pre-emptive strike against North Korea’s nuclear weapons and missile assets, it would have plenty of targets to choose from; perhaps too many. Times have changed since former President Bill Clinton contemplated a surgical strike against the Yongbyon nuclear complex to put out of commission the North’s 5MWe reactor, then its only source of plutonium. That one strike might have crippled the nuclear program. Now a targeteer would have to take into account nea... more »

Planet Free - World War - Britain Free

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 23 hours ago
this commercialism-infested planet has been the victim of two recent world wars. One between 1912-18. One between 1939-45. These wars have been marketed as political, or territorial. But they weren't really. All wars are banker wars, is how it goes. Even back as far as 1812-15, when Napoleon was hurriedly building his French Empire, the bankers have been funders of and profiteers from Global Annihilation of Tribalism. They used Intelligence to tell the City of London that Waterloo had been a French victory, crashing the UK market and ensuring their own wealth. *One World Unde... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
North Korea link emerges to global cyberattacks https://t.co/O9Zbqw9udR #WannaCry #NKorea pic.twitter.com/TvKteJ5IFY — AFP news agency (@AFP) May 16, 2017

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Newsweek:* *North Korea Missile Program Advancing Faster Than Expected, South's Defense Minister Says* South Korea’s defense minister claimed Tuesday that the North’s missile defense program was advancing much faster than originally believed and that the use of the U.S.-developed and installed THAAD anti-missile system had been used for the first time to detect the authoritarian regime’s latest test, Reuters reported. Speaking to his nation’s parliament, the South’s Han Min-koo said THAAD detected Sunday’s launch of a missile that the North claimed was capable of carrying and de... more »

Gaza Energy Crisis Takes Its Toll on Vital Coastline

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on May 11, 2017 Raw sewage is destroying Gaza’s coastline due to a lack of electricity in treatment plants. For nearly a month now, people in the besieged Gaza Strip have been receiving a daily average of only three hours of electricity. Modern Ashkenazi Khazars (90+% of modern Jewry) are NOT the Jews of […]

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

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
NATO Builds Infrastructure for Permanent Military Presence Near Russia’s Borders by ALEX GORKA, http://www.strategic-culture.org/ A group of about 50 combat engineers based at Canadian Forces Base Gagetown were deployed to Latvia on April 29 as part of Operation Reassurance. The mission is to build a town for 500 soldiers. According to commanding officer Lt.-Col. Chris Cotton, the installation will have «everything you […]

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

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Murdered DNC Staffer Seth Rich Shared 44,053 Democrat Emails With WikiLeaks: Report by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com For the past several months, Democrats have based their “Resist 45” movement on unsubstantiated assertions that the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian intelligence officials to undermine the 2016 Presidential Election thereby ‘stealing’ the White House from Hillary Clinton. Day […]

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

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on May 16, 2017 The political left in the US has historically been associated with anti-war positions. But when it comes to Syria, more and more people who identify as “left” or “progressive” are parroting the hawkish US political establishment’s calls for regime change. Independent journalist Danny Haiphong joins RT America’s Anya Parampil to […]

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

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The CIA, British MI5/6, Israeli Mossad …. are western Illuminist intelligence agencies. They do not serve the public/sheeple. They serve their Satanic masters. Their objectives are: Luciferian New World Order, World Government led by the Anti-Christ, Global Supra-National Central Bank –> ‘666’. – The CIA appears incompetent because the sheeple think the CIA is serving […]

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

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Illuminist MSM is getting desperate in their attempts to foment hatred / dislike against Trump. They are failing spectacularly in their many attempts. I am not saying that everyone trust or like Trump. People distrust and dislike the MSM to a greater degree. Every failed attempt makes the MSM look likes idiots, monkey running […]

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

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Deep State Leaks Highly Classified Info to Washington Post to Smear President Trump by KRISTINA WONG, http://www.breitbart.com/ Current and former U.S. officials, supposedly concerned that President Trump had shared some “highly classified information” with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador to the U.S. last week, leaked that information to the Washington Post in an article published Monday. – […]

Update on BREXIT: EU Politicians Are In Panic Mode

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Update on BREXIT: EU Politicians Are In Panic Mode by ALASDAIR MACLEOD MAY 11, 2017, https://wealth.goldmoney.com/ This article looks at the background to Brexit negotiations and concludes that Britain is negotiating from a position of strength, while the EU is increasingly in a position of financial difficulty. Not only will the European Commission be forced to scale […]

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

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
China Capitulates: Injects $25 Billion Into Liquidity-Starved Banks To “Appease Investors” by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com, 16 May 2017 Is China’s push to deleverage its financial system over? That is the question following last night’s dramatic reversal in recent PBOC liquidity moves, when after weeks of mostly draining liquidity, the central bank injected a whopping 170 […]

China Is About To Unleash A New Global Monetary System

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
China Is About To Unleash A New Global Monetary System by http://www.kingworldnews.com In case anyone was wondering what the Chinese government is thinking, they are about to unleash a new global monetary system. – The Greatest Bull Market In Gold Stephen Leeb: “If you’re a gold investor fretting at the metal’s seeming drowsiness, don’t worry. A lot […]

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

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jan 21, 2014 On Morning Joe, Carl Bernstein says that because he’s Jewish, he could be permitted to reveal on national television that “Jewish” neo-cons were responsible for persuading President George W. Bush into starting an “insane” war against Iraq. – “The war in Iraq was conceived by 25 neoconservatives, most of them […]

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

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Terrorist Confesses To Taking Part In Staged Chemical Weapons Attacks In Syria, Western Media Silent by Brandon Turbeville, http://www.activistpost.com/ Before the dust settled on Khan Skeykhoun, the United States had used the alleged chemical attack that took place there as the justification for a launch of 59 Tomahawk cruise missiles at the al-Sha’aryat airbase in Syria. […]

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

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
President Trump: Toss Your Generals’ War Escalation Plans In the Trash by Ron Paul, https://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/ By the end of this month, Defense Secretary James Mattis and National Security Advisor HR McMaster will deliver to President Trump their plans for military escalations in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria. President Trump would be wise to rip the plans up […]

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

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"How to Know You Won a Political Debate on the Internet"* by Scott Adams "Do you remember the time you changed a stranger’s political opinion on the Internet by using your logic and your accurate data? Probably not. Because that rarely happens. If you were paying attention during the past year, you learned facts don’t matter to our decisions. We think they do, but they don’t. At least not for topics in which we are emotionally invested, such as politics. (Obviously facts do matter to the outcomes. But not to decisions.) So how do you win a political debate on the Internet when pe... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge) * *Smoky Scuffle* Marines participate in a nonlethal weapons and tactics course with Jordanian troops during Eager Lion, an annual U.S. Central Command exercise, in Jordan, May 11, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Staff Sgt. Vitaliy Rusavskiy

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

Yastreblyansky at No More Mister Nice Blog - 1 day ago
Bret Stephens of the New York Times addressing the graduating class at Hampden-Sydney College (and recycling the speech into a Wednesday column): I’ve been thinking about safe spaces a lot lately. For those of you with the good fortune never to have heard the term, a “safe space” is not, as you may suppose, a concrete-reinforced room where you can ride out a tornado. It isn’t a bulletproof car, either. Instead, a “safe space” denotes a place, usually on campus, where like-minded people — often sharing the same race, gender, sexual orientation or political outlook — can spend time tog... more »

Ivory Coast Soldiers End Their Rebellion

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

Better than an insanity defense: a stupidity defense

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

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

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

Mary Ellen Balchunis-- Ratfucked And Hacked

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

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

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

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

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

Erdogan’s bodyguards attack protesters in Washington DC

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

Militia Violence Spreads In Central African Republic

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*: *Up to 100 killed last week in Central African Republic as militia violence spreads: U.N.* As many as 100 people were killed last week in militia violence in southern Central African Republic and fighting fueled by ethnic and religious rivalries is spreading, the United Nations said on Tuesday. The violence represents a new escalation in a conflict that began in 2013 when mainly Muslim Seleka fighters seized power and ousted then-President Francois Bozize, prompting reprisal killings from Christian anti-balaka militias. Clashes intensified on Monday in the town of Bria... more »

What is classified information, and who gets to decide?

Jeffrey Fields, Associate Professor of the Practice of International Relations, University of Southern California – Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Classified documents. www.shutterstock.com Before coming to academia, I worked for many years as an analyst at both the State Department and the Department of Defense. I held a top secret clearance, frequently worked with classified information and participated in classified meetings. Classified information is that which a government or agency deems sensitive enough to national security that access to it must be controlled and restricted. For example, I dealt with information related to weapons of mass destruction and their proliferation. Handling written classified information is... more »

Joe Biden – Biography of a Big Government Creep

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Pedro Aquila* - Joe Biden is the perfect example of a creepy big government tyrant. The post Joe Biden – Biography of a Big Government Creep appeared first on Waking Times.

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

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

The New York Times Warms To Climate Change Skepticism

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

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Return to Freedom”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
2002, “Return to Freedom” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYVHVHniU80

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Far beyond the local group of galaxies lies NGC 3621, some 22 million light-years away. Found in the multi-headed southern constellation Hydra, the winding spiral arms of this gorgeous island universe are loaded with luminous young star clusters and dark dust lanes. *Click image for larger size.* Still, for earthbound astronomers NGC 3621 is not just another pretty face-on spiral galaxy. Some of its brighter stars have been used as standard candles to establish important estimates of extragalactic distances and the scale of the Universe. This beautiful image of NGC 3621 traces the ... more »

“No Escape from Existential Reality”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“No Escape from Existential Reality”* by Sartre "Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away." - Philip K. Dick "Finally agreement! No one can dispute the reality that we all will die. Since most choose to block out this fate or find it discomforting to consider, the roots of denial are sown. Refusal to confront the one great similarity that all humans share, is a trait that has greatly affected our political and social lives. Life is to be lived, no doubt. But how you live it greatly depends upon how you treat the final ending. Death, freedom, existentia... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Cosmography of Myself”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Cosmography of Myself”* by Chet Raymo “It was a common conceit of the Middle Ages and Renaissance to think of the human self– body and soul– as a microcosm, a little world made cunningly of elements and an angel-like sprite, a miniature version of the macroscosm, the universe. So-called "correspondences" linked the microcosm and the macrocosm. For example, each of the seven holes in the human head corresponded to a celestial body- Sun, Moon, or one of the five known planets. Astrology articulated a vast system of correspondences between the peregrinations of stars and human l... more »

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

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Some Questions You Might Ask" * “Is the soul solid, like iron? Or is it tender and breakable, like the wings of a moth in the beak of the owl? Who has it, and who doesn’t? I keep looking around me. The face of the moose is as sad as the face of Jesus. The swan opens her white wings slowly. In the fall, the black bear carries leaves into the darkness. One question leads to another. Does it have a shape? Like an iceberg? Like the eye of a hummingbird? Does it have one lung, like the snake and the scallop? ... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"I've wondered why it took us so long to catch on. We saw it and yet we didn't see it. Or rather we were trained not to see it. Conned, perhaps, into thinking that the real action was metropolitan and all this was just boring hinterland. It was a puzzling thing. The truth knocks on the door and you say, "Go away, I'm looking for the truth,'' and so it goes away. Puzzling..." - Robert M. Pirsig

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

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Gregory Mannarino, “ALERT: The US Dollar Is Now Being Dumped By Investors” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J47VexMTX74&spfreload=5

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

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
X22 Report, “Everyone Needs To Start Worrying About The Economic Apocalypse” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03UykMqwifk

Intondi Changing Lives Through Education and Civic Engagement

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Dr. Vincent Intondi not only propels meaningful discussion in the classroom, but he also creates space on campus for thoughtful conversation and solidarity.

Foxx Aims to Modernize Career and Technical Education

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx said society should not look down on Career and Technical Education and the federal government should encourage states and local school districts to do more to provide innovative programs that prepare students for technical careers.

Post-Brown Diversity has to Mean More Than Numbers

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Brown v. Board of Education was as much a stepping stone to building a diverse democracy as it was about the attainment of equal educational opportunities for non-White students.

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

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
A declaration by the Justice Department to resume seeking the harshest of penalties for alleged low-level illegal drug offenders has drawn widespread criticism from sentencing reform advocates in higher education.

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

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 day ago
“Jason E. Chaffetz (/ˈtʃeɪfᵻts/; born March 26, 1967) is the U.S. representative for Utah’s 3rd congressional district, first elected in … Continue reading →

President Trump Meets Turkish President Erdogan -- News Roundup

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Post:* *Trump, Erdogan commit to cooperation despite tensions over Syrian militias* President Trump on Tuesday pledged continued support for Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, highlighting the importance of the U.S.-Turkish alliance despite mounting tensions over Washington’s support for Kurdish rebels in Syria. Speaking alongside Erdogan at the White House, Trump said Turkey and the United States would act together against extremist groups including the Islamic State. “Again, we seek to face this threat together,” he told reporters. Trump welcomed Erdogan, fresh o... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 1 day ago
Something's come up that's going to keep me away from the blog for a couple of days -- but I think the relief crew will be here while I'm gone, so drop by. See you on Friday.

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

Lyle J. Goldstein at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Lyle J. Goldstein* *Security, Asia* Did Beijing get the answers it was looking for? *Prof. Chi makes note of the comparative weaknesses of diesel submarines. In a related point, he explains that very significant U.S. air ASW assets are quite reliant on radar detections of submarines on or near the ocean surface. Against nuclear submarines, therefore, he concludes that the air asset ASW search is “如‘大海捞针’一样难” [as difficult as fishing a needle from the vast ocean]. Other points made in this Chinese analysis include the observation that the larger the battle group, the easier it i... more »

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

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, Europe* Whatever happenned to the Alfa-Class? *The USSR paid dearly for this performance. Nicknamed “golden fish,” the Alfas strained even the massive Soviet submarine building budget. Moreover, they generally proved unreliable in service, requiring expensive and complex maintenance. Soviet ports often lacked the training and equipment necessary to keep the Lyras in working condition. In contrast to most of its other Cold War submarine projects, the USSR built only seven Lyras, one of which was more a prototype than a usable weapon. This first boat was... more »

The Craziest Battleship Battles in Naval History

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, * These are the five most important battles of the dreadnought age. *The following evening, the Japanese tried again. The Americans, virtually tapped out after months of grueling combat, went to their aces in the hole; USS Washington and USS South Dakota, a pair of fast battleships normally tasked with escorting carriers. Four destroyers screened the two battleships. The IJN force included the battleship Kirishima (sister of Hiei, and survivor of the first battle), four cruisers, and nine destroyers.* *The early stages of the night action saw the IJN... more »

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

James Holmes at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*James Holmes* *Security, Asia* [image: The Singapore Navy frigate RSS Supreme, guided missile destroyer USS Chung-Hoon and Singapore Navy corvette RSS Vigour in the South China Sea. Flickr/U.S. Navy] China doesn’t need to command sea or sky, either partially or wholly, to prevail in a trial of arms. Admirals say the darnedest things. Over at the U.S. Naval Institute’s *Proceedings *magazine, retired U.S. Pacific Command Intelligence Chief Capt. Jim Fanell takes PACOM kahunas, past and present, to task for disparaging China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN). Respect for pros... more »

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

Daniel L. Davis at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Daniel L. Davis* *Security, Middle East* Assad’s atrocities aren’t a direct threat to U.S. security. On Monday, an official at the State Department gave a public briefing in which disturbing new allegations of barbaric crimes against the Syrian regime were revealed. As public officials and public citizens react with appropriate outrage, it is possible that calls for new U.S. military action against Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad will again surface. The administration must resist these calls for direct military action. As hard to believe as it is, the situation could get worse i... more »

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

Bruce Klingner at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Bruce Klingner* *Security, Asia* [image: A North Korean People’s Army service member photographs Rex Tillerson at the Korean border. Flickr/U.S. Forces Korea] Pyongyang’s willingness to violate UN resolutions so quickly after Moon’s inauguration shows that it will not act benevolently toward the new president. Saturday marked another breakthrough in North Korea’s broad array of missile programs. Pyongyang successfully launched a new system that could target U.S. bases in Guam. It is now one step closer to an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that could eventually threate... more »

Trump and the Art of Dealing with Israel

Dov S. Zakheim at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dov S. Zakheim* *Politics, Middle East* [image: Overlooking the Wailing Wall and Dome of the Rock. Pixabay/Public domain] Trump initially led Israel to believe that he wasn't interested in a two-state solution. Now, the president has changed his mind. Donald Trump’s electoral victory delighted the vast majority of Israelis. Whereas they viewed Barack Obama as indifferent to their country’s vital concerns virtually from the outset of his tenure, they took Trump’s campaign rhetoric literally and viewed him as a true friend of the Jewish state. Israel’s settler movement, and its su... more »

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