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Tuesday, May 2, 2017

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Gluten Free Banana Bread

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 9 minutes ago
One of the things I knew I wanted to master in the realm of gluten free cooking was banana bread. There is nothing more comforting than a big loaf of delicious banana bread and finding the perfect gluten free recipe and flour blends to use is something I have spent quite a while doing. This recipe is so good my kids don't even know it is gluten free! Gluten Free Banana Bread - 3 mashed bananas - 1 cup sugar - 1/2 cup shortening - 2 eggs - 2 cups gluten free baking mix (Trust me, try Gluten Free Heaven) - 1/2 teaspoon salt - 1 teaspoon baking soda - 1 teaspo... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 30 minutes ago
*Flight Operations* An F/A-18E Super Hornet aircraft launches from the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in the South China Sea, April 12, 2017. The pilots are assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 137. Navy photo by Lt. Andrew DeGarmo

NASA Recognizing Veteran Science Writer Warren Leary

cmaadmin at Diverse - 44 minutes ago
Leary is set to be formally inducted Friday into the elite “Chroniclers,” a program at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center that recognizes people who “helped spread the news of America’s space exploration.”

Rodriguez: Teaching, Selling or Consuming Cinco de Mayo

cmaadmin at Diverse - 44 minutes ago
It is a time when we are bombarded by messages to drink and party and wear big sombreros and put on mustaches and emit wimpy shrieks that attempt to pass for genuine celebratory gritos.

Urban League: Blacks Must Remain ‘Vigilant’ to Protect Gains

cmaadmin at Diverse - 44 minutes ago
African-Americans must fight to protect the socioeconomic and political gains made under the Obama administration and vigorously oppose imminent threats from the Trump administration to turn back the clock, the leader of the National Urban League said.

Was North Korea's Last Missile Test A Failure, Or A Test Simulating An Electromagnetic Pulse?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 53 minutes ago
It has since been claimed that Kim Jong-un's spooked officials deliberately exploded the KN-17 device shortly after launch. (file picture) *Nikkei Asian Review*:* North Korea's 'failed' missile test may have been a thinly-disguised threat* Rocket exploded at exactly the altitude needed for devastating electromagnetic pulse TOKYO -- North Korea again launched a ballistic missile in the morning of April 29, amid growing tensions over its weapons program and increasingly threatening rhetoric between Pyongyang and Washington. Since the missile exploded in mid-flight, many experts bra... more »

Six Flags Roller Coaster Flooding

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 1 hour ago
A photograph of a roller coaster submerged by floodwaters was not taken in St. Louis in 2017.

Out Of Touch Democratic Politicians? Oh, God Forbid!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
You probably remember that about a week ago a new poll was released by the *Washington Post* and ABC News showing that, although 62% of voters feel the Republican Party is out of touch with the concerns of most people, *67%* felt the same way about Democrats! That's an atypical finding, although it's worth mentioning that while only 30% of Republicans admitted their party is out of touch, fully 44% of Democrats felt the Democratic Party is out of touch. Yesterday Greg Sargent got his hands on some non-public polling data that helps explain what went wrong-- including why so many O... more »

Inconvenient study concludes: warmer temperatures lead to a more stable climate

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: From RESEARCH ORGANIZATION OF INFORMATION AND SYSTEMS and the “goodbye climate disruption” department, comes this study that might very well explain why we have less landfalling U.S. hurricanes, less tornadoes, and extreme weather of all kinds seems to be waning. Climate instability over the past 720,000 years Ice…

U.S. Deploys High-Altitude Drones To Spy On North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aircraft. © U.S. Air Force / Bobbi Zapka / Reuters *Japan Times*: *U.S. deploys Guam-based high-altitude surveillance drone to Yokota base* An RQ-4 Global Hawk surveillance drone arrived at Yokota Air Base Monday night, starting a five-month operation in Tokyo, the U.S. base announced. The U.S. Air Force’s Global Hawk drone is expected to survey ballistic missiles and nuclear facilities in North Korea, which have fueled political tensions over the past month. The aircraft is part of the 69th Reconnaissance Group Detachment 1 and provides near real-time ae... more »

‘We Lost the Western Kansas Wheat Crop This Weekend’

From Successful Farming: ‘We Lost the Western Kansas Wheat Crop This Weekend’ By Chuck Abbott 5/1/2017 Mike Baker’s farm in Trenton, Nebraska. Blizzard conditions and heavy snow swept western Kansas, including 14 to 20 inches in Colby in the northwestern quadrant of the No. 1 winter wheat state in the nation, said the Weather Channel. “We […]

Political Takedown, Everything B.C. Election 2017, Featuring CanadianGlen, Bill Tieleman and The Straight Goods

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 hour ago
Tune in, turn on......Live 6:00 PM *Wednesday May *3rd....with @CanadianGlen at..... *The View Up Here* BLOGTALK Radio...linked directly below http://www.blogtalkradio.com/canadianglen We'll be discussing the latest polls, which one to believe, if any....who has the momentum, who keeps planting their feet firmly in their mouth..rumours, innuendo, backroom chatter...we've got it all...including which party is already sharpening their knives, ....and who is lurking in the background patiently waiting to thrust the knife into their leader's back... _______________ ____... more »

U.S. Rejects Peaceful Solutions in Korea

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
The US THAAD missile defense system, controversially deployed in South Korea, is now increasing tensions on the Korean peninsula. While the move may be seen as strong-arm diplomacy, the US and North Korea have a long history of failed agreements. Hyun Lee, a Fellow at the Korea Policy Institute, joins RT America's Manila Chan to talk about the rising tensions.

Video: Climate marchers agendas revealed

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 2 hours ago
Climate marchers let their (left-wing) agendas hang out. WATCH NOW

BREAKING: No Charges for Cop Who Killed Alton Sterling on Video

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 2 hours ago
[image: Sterling]The Department of Justice will not be charging the Baton Rouge police officers responsible for killing Alton Sterling last July as he sold CDs outside a store.

Critical Thinking: A Bridge to the Future, Part 5 by Arthur D. Robbins

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 2 hours ago
by Arthur D. Robbins Writer, Dandelion Salad Paradise Lost, Paradise Regained May 2, 2017 War has indeed become perpetual and peace no longer even a fleeting wish nor a distant memory. We have become habituated to the rumblings of war and the steady drum beat of propaganda about war’s necessity and the noble motives that […]

Russian military advisor killed by sniper fire in Syria

Ivan Yakovlev at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (3:25 A.M.) – Russian military advisor, Lieutenant Colonel Alexei Buchelnikov, has been killed in Syria as a result of sniper fire, Russian Ministry of Defense said in the report. “Alexei Buchelnikov was stationed in Syria being a member of a group of Russian military advisors and performing training tasks for the military personnel […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army keeps advancing in militant-held Damascus suburb (Photo)

Ivan Yakovlev at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:00 A.M.) – On Tuesday, units of the Republican Guard alongside National Defense Forces (NDF) continued their military operation inside southeastern Damascus suburb of Al-Qaboun striking positions of the armed militants on southern axis. The intention of this manoeuvre is to push in both northern and western directions, thus splitting the district in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Putin calls for unbiased probe into alleged chemical weapons incident in Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
MOSCOW, RUSSIA (2:30 A.M.) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has called for a thorough and unbiased investigation into the incident with the use of chemical weapons in Syria’s Khan Shaykhun. “We resolutely condemn any use of chemical weapons,” Putin said at Tuesday’s news conference after his talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel. “Naturally, those responsible […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: ‘Faylaq Al-Rahman’ commander defects amid intense militant infighting in rural Damascus

Ivan Yakovlev at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:00 A.M.) – Media accounts connected to Syrian opposition have reported on the defection of one of the commanders of Faylaq Al-Rahman islamist group that operates in East Ghouta region in Damascus province. In his statement, Colonel Abu Muhammad Al-Kurdi explains that he decided to leave Faylaq’s ranks after discovering that Faylaq was […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

SDG: ABD’nin koruması, yeni Türk saldırılarını önleyecek

Emre Köse at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
ARA News’te yer alan habere göre Suriye Demokratik Güçleri (SDG) sözcüsü Talal Silo, Pazartesi günü yaptığı açıklamada, ABD güçlerinin IŞİD’den özgürleştirilen bölgeleri korumak için sınır çizgisinde konuşlanması neticesinde Türk hükümetinden kuzey Suriye’de SDG’ye karşı yeni bir saldırı beklemediklerini ifade etti. Silo, açıklamasının devamında, “Bölgelerimiz IŞİD’in kontrolü altındayken halkımızın IŞİD’in elindeki bölgelerde yaşadığı baskı ve haksızlıklara rağmen […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Ex-Banker Claims He Was Invited to Take Part in Child Sacrifice Rituals! “These People Were Luciferians”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Ex-Banker Claims He Was Invited to Take Part in Child Sacrifice Rituals by Paul Joseph Watson, https://www.prisonplanet.com/ “These people were Luciferians” A former Dutch banker has given a sit down interview during which he claims that he was invited by members of the financial elite to participate in child sacrifice rituals. – Ronald Bernard was a successful […]

Has The Date Of The Economic Collapse Just Been Leaked?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Published on May 2, 2017 The collapse of Home Capital Bank could be spreading to other lenders. Greece reaches debt deal but they need to give up more and the country will sell of more of the country. The auto loan subprime bubble will mimic the subprime real estate bubble. JP Morgan is selling stocks […]

Erdogan Threatens More Strikes on US-Backed Kurdish Forces in Syria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Published on May 1, 2017 Turkey’s president threatens more strikes against Kurdish forces; a week after Ankara’s warplanes bombed Kurdish positions in Syria and Iraq, including US-allied fighters. end

China Demands “Immediate Halt” Of US Missile Shield Deployment In South Korea

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
China Demands “Immediate Halt” Of US Missile Shield Deployment In South Korea by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com As we pointed out earlier today, Reuters cited US military officials who said that the U.S. military’s THAAD anti-missile defense system has “reached initial intercept capability” in South Korea, although they added that it would not be fully operational […]

Migrants ‘100 per cent being Smuggled into Europe by NGOs’, Italian Minister Agrees

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Who is behind these NGOs which are intentionally destabilizing Europe? Illuminist George Soros. – Migrants ‘100 per cent being Smuggled into Europe by NGOs’, Italian Minister Agrees by THOMAS HUNT, http://www.express.co.uk/ ITALY’s foreign minister has agreed with contentious accusations that non-governmental organisations (NGOs) may be “colluding” with people smugglers to sneak migrants into Europe. – The unprecedented […]

Big Brother Is Still Watching You: Don’t Fall for the NSA’s Latest Ploy

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Big Brother Is Still Watching You: Don’t Fall for the NSA’s Latest Ploy by John W. Whitehead, https://www.rutherford.org/ “You had to live—did live, from habit that became instinct—in the assumption that every sound you made was overheard, and, except in darkness, every movement scrutinized.”—George Orwell, 1984 – Supposedly the National Security Administration is going to stop collecting certain […]


Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 3 hours ago
Trump hotels blockquote _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums!


Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 3 hours ago
"Intersectionality"? I'm sorry, but that is bullshit. The first, dominant, and overpowering oppression is violent class dominance, class segregation and class discrimination. Race and gender are side shows that correlate: They are not the driver. "Intersectionality" is a pseudo-academic service-intellectual cover for professional-class managers who benefit from race and gender-rights

Teaching, Selling or Consuming Cinco de Mayo

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 3 hours ago
It is that time of year: it is either time to teach, sell or consume Cinco de Mayo. If one decides to teach it, then people come to learn of a great anti-imperialist struggle (1861-67) fought by poor peoples, and a day that memorializes a heroic battle in Puebla on May 5, 1862, that eventually culminated with the kicking out of the French from Mexico in 1867. If one decides to sell it or consume it, then one becomes part of that capitalistic practice of debasing anything sacred and turning it into a tragicomic holiday where drinking and white sales become the norm. It is a time whe... more »

The U.S. Air Force Will Be Testing Another Minuteman III Ballistic Missile Tonight

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*L.A. Times*: *U.S. Air Force to test launch another missile from Vandenberg* The U.S. Air Force will test launch an unarmed intercontinental ballistic missile Wednesday from Vandenberg Air Force Base – the second test in a week. The Minuteman III missile launch will occur between 12:01 and 6:01 a.m. from the base northwest of Santa Barbara, according to Vandenberg’s 30th Space Wing. “The purpose of the ICBM test launch program is to validate and verify the effectiveness, readiness and accuracy of the weapon system,” Air Force Global Strike Command said in a statement. The 576t... more »

Tuesday Night Cat Blogging

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 3 hours ago
Colourful cats.

Inequality is getting worse, but fewer people than ever are aware of it

Jonathan J.B. Mijs, Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at London School of Economics and Fellow in Sociology, Harvard University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 3 hours ago
A snapshot of inequality in South Africa. Johnny Miller / Unequal Scenes, CC BY-SA Inequality in America is on the rise. Income gains since the 1980s have been concentrated at the top. The top 10 percent today take home 30 percent of all income, and control over three-quarters of all wealth. We have returned to the level of income inequality that marked the Great Depression of the 1920s and 1930s. Who gets what in America continues to be impacted by a person’s race, gender and family resources. What’s striking, however, is how little people seem to notice. Evidence from the Inter... more »

Hundreds March at American University after Noose Incident

cmaadmin at Diverse - 3 hours ago
WASHINGTON — Hundreds of students have been marching at American University in Washington a day after bananas were found hanging from string in the shape of nooses on campus. Television station WRC-TV reports that students walked out of a town hall meeting administrators were holding Tuesday, a day after the bananas were found at several […]

University of Utah President to Step Down

cmaadmin at Diverse - 3 hours ago
SALT LAKE CITY — The University of Utah president has announced his plan to step down from his position as soon as officials can find a replacement for him. A spokeswoman for the Utah System of Higher Education said in a statement Monday that President David Pershing is expected to return to a faculty position, […]

University of Missouri-Columbia has New Interim Chancellor

cmaadmin at Diverse - 3 hours ago
COLUMBIA, Mo. — The provost at the University of Missouri in Columbia will serve as the campus’ interim chancellor. The president of the four-campus university system, Mun Choi, announced Garnett Stokes’ appointment to the campus’ top administrative post, and it was approved Wednesday by the system’s governing board. Stokes has served as provost and executive […]

Former Obama Justice Official to Lead John Jay College

cmaadmin at Diverse - 3 hours ago
NEW YORK — A former assistant attorney general in the Obama administration’s justice department will be the next president of Manhattan’s John Jay College of Criminal Justice. The Daily News reports Monday that 59-year-old Karol Mason will take over on Aug. 1. She’ll be the school’s first African-American and first woman president. Mason said she […]

Ex-student Pleads to California School Rampage that Killed 7

cmaadmin at Diverse - 3 hours ago
SAN FRANCISCO — A disgruntled former nursing student has pleaded no contest to killing seven people at a Northern California vocational college and will spend the rest of his life in prison. One Goh also pleaded entered the plea Tuesday to injuring three others during his 2012 rampage at Oikos University in Oakland, California. The […]

Lawmakers to Question University of California President

cmaadmin at Diverse - 3 hours ago
SACRAMENTO, Calif. — California lawmakers are scheduled to question University of California President Janet Napolitano about an audit that found the university system hid $175 million from the public. Lawmakers on Tuesday will hold a hearing on the audit released last week. State Auditor Elaine Howle says in the report that UC administrators amassed undisclosed […]

Professors Walk Picket Lines at U of Illinois-Springfield

cmaadmin at Diverse - 3 hours ago
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Dozens of University of Illinois-Springfield protesters walked a picket line a day after their union announced a strike. The University of Illinois Springfield United Faculty union represents nearly 170 tenured and tenure-track faculty members. They started their strike at 9 a.m. Tuesday, carrying signs that read “I’d rather be teaching,” “Fair evaluation! […]

Top Saudi Royal Rules Out Any Talks With Iran Who He Accuses Wants To Dominate The Muslim World

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Minister of Defense Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., March 14, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo *The Guardian:* *Iran is seeking 'to control Islamic world', says Saudi Arabian prince* Deputy crown prince and defence minister rejects notion of talks with ‘extremist’ Iran as proxy wars in Syria and Yemen grind on Saudi Arabia’s deputy crown prince has said there is no space for dialogue with the Iran due to its ambitions “to control the Islamic world”. The rare a... more »

Can Giant Airships Slowly Accelerate To Orbit Over Several Days (JP Aerospace's Idea)?

Robert Walker at Science 2.0 blogs - 4 hours ago
JP Aerospace is an interesting company - in Sacramento, California, JP Aerospace, America's OTHER Space Program. Their aim is to develop ways to send airships up into the stratosphere - and more controversially, all the way to orbit with their "Orbital Airships" vision. The airships would accelerate very slowly, at a rate of perhaps a few centimeters per second increase n speed every second, over several days, until they reach orbital velocity. read more

Theresa May might have just had the worst day any politician has had on the campaign trail. Ever.

Emily Apple at The Canary - 4 hours ago
Theresa May didn’t have a good day on 2 May. She started it off by making national headlines for locking local journalists in a room and not allowing them to film her. Then she visited a Cornish seaside town and even managed an Ed Miliband moment eating chips. And she topped it all off by visiting […] The post Theresa May might have just had the worst day any politician has had on the campaign trail. Ever. appeared first on The Canary.

Labour MP Clive Lewis breaks ranks, pushing for an anti-Tory ‘progressive alliance’ [TWEETS]

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 4 hours ago
Labour Party MP Clive Lewis, along with other Labour MPs and supporters, has openly called for a form of electoral alliance with the Green Party. Lewis, who has advocated for “progressive cross-party alliances” in the past, tweeted: Labour should step down for the Greens in some key seats #progressivealliance @Neal_Compass https://t.co/XvnkAW8l8w — Clive Lewis (@labourlewis) […] The post Labour MP Clive Lewis breaks ranks, pushing for an anti-Tory ‘progressive alliance’ [TWEETS] appeared first on The Canary.

Why the 13 Month Moving Average on Satellite Data?

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 4 hours ago
Explanation of the Satellite Data Moving Average: Global area-averaged lower tropospheric temperature anomalies (departures from 30-year calendar monthly means, 1981-2010). The 13-month centered average is meant to give an indication of the lower frequency variations in the data; the choice of 13 months is somewhat arbitrary… an odd number of months allows centered plotting on … Continue reading "Why the 13 Month Moving Average on Satellite Data?"

Arizona Woman Reportedly Discovers Hidden Note from Chinese Prison Laborer

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
Other letters asking for help have been found inside items purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue and Kmart.

Venezuela's President Wants A New Constitution. Opposition Responds With Massive Protests

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*L.A. Times:* *As president calls for new constitution, Venezuela veers once again toward political chaos* Venezuela, already reeling from massive anti-government marches in recent weeks, is bracing for more demonstrations Wednesday as increasingly vocal activists protest the surprise plan by President Nicolas Maduro to draft a new constitution, which opposition leaders condemned as an anti-democratic move that will only aggravate the country’s ongoing political crisis. In an announcement at a May Day rally Monday, Maduro said he would seek to replace the constitution pushed throu... more »

Robert Lee Ahn Does What Republicans Do: Deny Workers’ Wages, Punish Workers, And Make Excuses…

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Bad for American working families* *As we mentioned recently, the runner-up in the special election primary for CA-34 is wealthy "ex"-Republican opportunist Robert Lee Ahn. He's running a smear campaign against progressive Assemblyman Jimmy Gomez, an actual Democrat and the front-runner who has been endoresed by the Democratic Party, the AFL-CIO, the Sierra Club, Planned Parenthood, the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Attorney General Xavier Becerra, who was the district's Rep until recently, and trusted political leaders like Mayor Eric Garcetti, Congressman Ted Lieu and by DFA ... more »

How the U.S. Air Force Trains for a War with Russia (or Russian Fighters)

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * A Flanker was spotted engaged in a dogfight over the Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, range with against an F-16. As the United States Air Force continues its struggle with fielding enough aggressor aircraft for its combat aircraft crews to train against, contractors are stepping up to the plate. In some cases, contractors are able to field remarkable aircraft that provide an exceptionally authentic replication of enemy aircraft. Such is case of Air USA—the company has managed to acquire three two-seat trainer versions of the Mikoyan MiG-29UB Fulcrum.... more »

How F-35 Joint Strike Fighter and F-22 Raptor Pilots Train for War

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * And yes, I have the video to prove it. The U.S. Air Force’s Atlantic Trident 17 exercise brought together some of the NATO alliance’s most capable combat aircraft including the fifth-generation Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor and the F-35A Joint Strike Fighter as well as the British Eurofighter Typhoon and the French Dassault Rafale at Joint Base Langley Eustis in Virginia. But to train for war, someone has to play the part of the bad guy—or Red Air in Air Force parlance. In the case of Atlantic Trident, the task of flying as red air fell to the 366th F... more »

Five Shades of Chinese Gray-Zone Strategy

James Holmes, Toshi Yoshihara at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*James Holmes, Toshi Yoshihara* *Security, Asia* [image: An F/A-18E Super Hornet prepares to land on the aircraft carrier USS George Washington. Flickr/Department of Defense] Washington should be wary about a Beijing that has taken incremental steps toward small-stick diplomacy. Deterring aggression in the “gray zone” is hard. The keeper of an existing order—an order such as freedom of the sea—finds itself conflicted. That’s because gray-zone aggressors deliberately refuse to breach the threshold between uneasy peace and armed conflict, justifying a martial response. Instead the... more »

Values vs. Interests: How Should America Deal with Bad Guys?

Aaron David Miller at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Aaron David Miller* *Politics, Americas* [image: Abdel Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt. Kremlin.ru] The United States needs flexibility and discretion in foreign policy, not a straitjacket of moral or ethical principles. President Trump’s decision to extend an invitation to Philippine strongman President Rodrigo Duterte is only the latest and perhaps the extreme example of the Trump administration’s seeming determination to demonstrate that American values are not U.S. interests too. The decision to strike Syria in the wake of the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons against civilian... more »

Why the Rich Will Reap the Benefits of Trump's Tax Reform

Milton Ezrati at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Milton Ezrati* *Economics, Americas* [image: President Donald J. Trump attends a strategic and policy CEO discussion. Flickr/The White House] …while others will feel the pain. Trump continues to break with convention. Last week’s tax reform/cut proposals arrived on a single sheet of paper with none of the usual analysis, argument or graphics. For all this simplicity, he gave everyone plenty of material, most of the promises he made during his campaign, including massive tax cuts, especially for corporations, and the elimination of many deductions, though fewer than he had once i... more »

Washington's Hands Are Tied in Venezuela

Ralph Espach at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Ralph Espach* *Politics, Americas* [image: Protests in Maracaibo, Venezuela, in 2014. Wikimedia Commons/Creative Commons/María Alejandra Mora] But the United States still has partners who can help lead the way out of crisis. Last week, at least twenty-nine Venezuelans died during countrywide protests, demanding elections and the end of the incompetent and corrupt government led by President Nicolás Maduro. In the United States and in the region, this slowly unfolding catastrophe has led observers to call repeatedly for the United States to do something to resolve the crisis, ec... more »

Why Trump Can't Afford to Wreck the Korean Peninsula

Nikolas K. Gvosdev at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Nikolas K. Gvosdev* *Security, Asia* [image: F-16 Fighting Falcon at Kunsan Air Base in South Korea. Defense.gov] North Korea is one of the remaining legacies of the Cold War and one of the greatest threats to America. For years, Amitai Etzioni has been warning the U.S. foreign-policy establishment that its attention and resources should be focused on addressing the most pressing problems to U.S. national security, rather than frittering away time and treasure on less important issues. The continued proliferation of weapons of mass destruction should be first on that pressing-p... more »

How Qatar Helped Hamas Get Its Groove Back

Ilan Berman at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Ilan Berman* *Politics, Middle East* [image: Graffiti promoting Hamas. Wikimedia Commons/Creative Commons/@Soman] The militant group’s recent reinvention couldn’t have happened without Qatar’s support. On Monday, Hamas, the Muslim Brotherhood offshoot that rules the Gaza Strip, thrust itself back into the international spotlight when it formally unveiled a new organizational charter. The long-discussed and much-debated document—launched with great fanfare by Hamas politburo chief Khaled Meshal at the upscale Intercontinental Hotel in the Qatari capital of Doha—represents a new ... more »

Bradford Hill is rolling in his grave

George Henderson at The High-fat Hep C Diet - 4 hours ago
Austin Bradford Hill was, as should be well known, the father of modern epidemiology, who played a key role in determining a causal relationship between smoking and lung cancer. His 9 criteria (or viewpoints, as he called them) for evaluating epidemiological evidence were only ever a suggestion, and intended to have adaptable interpretations strongly guided by logic and good sense in any given context, but have stood the test of time despite the best efforts of epidemiologists to abandon and undermine them. Initially an attempt was made to reduce the criteria to a smaller number of m... more »

Frustrated at budget which appears to be a huge win for Democrats, Donald Trump advocates for a government shutdown. Update!

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 4 hours ago
The reason for the plan negotiated between the Republicans and Democrats is that we need 60 votes in the Senate which are not there! We.... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 2, 2017 either elect more Republican Senators in 2018 or change the rules now to 51%. Our country needs a good "shutdown" in September to fix mess! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 2, 2017 Gee, who pissed in his corn flakes? Oh here we go, courtesy of McClatchy: *Democrats are elated over the $1.07 trillion budget deal, which reads almost like an Obama administration blueprint. * *“Early on in... more »

Tuesday Evening Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 5 hours ago
This and that for your Tuesday reading. - Trade Justice reports on Justin Trudeau's role in pushing for an international corporate giveaway through a new Trans-Pacific Partnership - even as the country whose capital class largely shaped it before has no interest in participating. And James Munson reports that Justin Trudeau is officially more secretive than Chinese billionaires, having demanded that the press be kept out of what would otherwise have been a public meeting. - Meanwhile, Matthew Yglesias notes that like most make-the-rich-richer tax schemes, Donald Trump's tax plan is ... more »

Cincinnati Inquirer takes on Ohio State Troopers at Standing Rock -- Demands Names

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
Photo Rob Wilson Photography used with permission by Censored News. Cincinnati Inquirer takes on Ohio State Troopers at Standing Rock, Demands Names By Brenda Norrell Censored News The Cincinnati Inquirer is taking on the Ohio State Troopers sent to Standing Rock, North Dakota, who were part of the militarized police force against unarmed Native American water protectors and their allies.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 2, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Robbie Gramer and Emily Tamkin, The Cable/Foreign Policy*:* 5 Takeaways From Trump’s Call With Putin* Today, President Donald Trump spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The two leaders’ call was highly anticipated, not least because of the bizarre ongoing saga over Russia hacking its way through the U.S. presidential campaign to get Trump elected. The official White House and Kremlin readouts from the call are vague, but what’s not in them is arguably as important as what is in them. What they said they talked about: *Read more* .... *Commentaries, Analysis, And Editori... more »

World's oldest human being walks on in Indonesia at the age of 146

White Wolf at White Wolf - 5 hours ago
The Indonesian native man who claimed to be 146 years old - the longest living human ever - has died in his village in Central Java. According to his papers, Sodimedjo, also known as Mbah Ghoto (grandpa Ghoto), was born in December 1870. But Indonesia only started recording births in 1900 - and there have been mistakes before. Yet officials told the BBC his papers were valid, based on documents he provided and interviews with him. He was taken to hospital on 12 April because of deteriorating health. Six days later he insisted on checking out to return home. "Since he came back f... more »

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Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago

Uniting for Peace in Syria: Radical Move or Modest Proposal?

Charli Carpenter at Duck of Minerva - 5 hours ago
This is a guest post by Betcy Jose, Assistant Professor of Political Science at University of Colorado-Denver and Lucy McGuffey, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science at University of Colorado-Denver. In season 3 of House of Cards, the US Ambassador to the UN introduces a “Uniting for Peace” resolution in the General Assembly to […]

Mohawk Nation News 'Who You Gonna Call?'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
WHO YOU GONNA CALL? Posted on May 1, 2017 Please post & distribute. MNN. May 1, 2017. The colonial executioners, called band and tribal councils, are running into some problems. Their job is to not worry about their people, only about themselves and their own families. If they don’t take the bribe, they are targeted by the jackals for assassination. If they survive that, the US military

Mohawk Nation News 'Red-X.. Colonial Psychosis'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
RED-X. COLONIAL PSYCHOSIS Posted on May 2, 2017 Please post & distribute. MNN. May 2, 2017. Red-X, the Mohawk medicine man, from the future, past and present, telekinetically communicates to all onkwe-hon-weh people. He states, “The immigrants came to steal our land and enrich themselves and their own families. They follow whatever rules their pyromaniac heirstructural power dictates”.

Yale historian claims it is "pretty much inevitable" that Trump will attempt to take over the country by declaring a state of emergency.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 6 hours ago
This is from a much longer interview with Yale history professor Timothy Snyder: *Q: In your book you discuss the idea that Donald Trump will have his own version of Hitler’s Reichstag fire to expand his power and take full control of the government by declaring a state of emergency. How do you think that would play out? * * Snyder: Let me make just two points. The first is that I think it’s pretty much inevitable that they will try. The reason I think that is that the conventional ways of being popular are not working out for them. The conventional way to be popular or to be le... more »

CBO: Federal Employees Earn Far More Than Private-Sector Employees

Michael Tennant at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: cbo-federal-employees-earn-far-more-than-private-sector-employees] Federal employees earn, on average, 17 percent more in wages and benefits than their counterparts in the private sector, an April Congressional Budget Office study concludes.


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago
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US Kurdish Alliance Violation of NATO Treaty

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*The enemy* *(PKK/YPG)* *of my enemy* *(Turkey)* *is my friend* *(US)* *?* *I'm reiterating my question from a previous post:* *5- What's the point of the US led NATO alliance when the US is openly courting and bedding Turkey's enemy?* *Link * * The U.S. is violating its obligations under two articles of the NATO treaty* in their support of the PKK's Syrian offshoot the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing, the People's Protection Units (YPG) in the fight against Daesh in war-torn Syria. *According to Article 3 of the NATO treaty*, *"In order to more effectively achieve ... more »

Truth-Killing as a Meta-Issue

Paul R. Pillar at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Paul R. Pillar* *The Presidency Climate Change, United States* Many of us have had more than our fill of the 100-day assessments of Donald Trump’s presidency. Besides the arbitrary nature of this point on the calendar, and besides the sheer overload of the number of attempts at such a first-quarter report card, most of what gets put on such cards does not get at what is most important in evaluating any presidency. Heavy emphasis gets placed on legislative acts. Although an ability to work with Congress is one attribute we like to see in a president, it is only one and hardly ... more »

Destabilising the north east Pacific: the US, China, North Korea and THAAD

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 6 hours ago
[image: THAAD] The US deployment of the THAAD anti ballistic missile system to South Korea is destabilising because it is actually directed at China. The post Destabilising the north east Pacific: the US, China, North Korea and THAAD appeared first on The Duran.

World News Briefs -- May 2, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at a Security Council meeting on the situation in North Korea at the United Nations, in New York City, U.S., April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith *Reuters:* *U.S., China talk firmer U.N. response to North Korea's missiles: diplomats* The United States is negotiating with China on a possible stronger U.N. Security Council response - such as sanctions - to North Korea's repeated ballistic missile launches, which the 15-member body normally condemns in a statement, diplomats said. It was not immediately clear how open Beijing might be t... more »

UAE soldier killed as Houthi forces assault Saudi-held port city in western Yemen

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:15 A.M.) – On Tuesday evening, Houthi-led forces renewed their assault on the western port city of Mocha, inflicting casualties upon Saudi-backed forces. According to Al-Masdar News field correspondent Naseh Shaker, one soldier of the United Arab Emirates and 8 soldiers of the Aden-based government were killed in clashes on the coast of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

YPG kontrolündeki bölgelere kaçmaya çalışan 37 mülteci IŞİD tarafından öldürüldü

Emre Köse at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
Salı sabahı, Irak ve Suriye arasındaki Rajim Salibi sınır kapısına ulaşmaya çalışan onlarca sığınmacının IŞİD saldırısı sonrası yaralandığı ve hayatını kaybettiği öğrenildi. Saha kaynaklarına göre güney Haseke kırsalında IŞİD’in bulunduğu bölgeden kaçmaya çalışan sivillere yönelik saldırı sonrasında 22 kişi öldü, 35 kişi yaralandı. Yaralanan sığınmacılar Suriye Demokratik Güçleri ve Asayiş üyeleri tarafından Haseke hastanesine kaldırılırken hastanede […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ABD destekli militanlar, IŞİD kontrolündeki Suriye çölünde ilerliyor

Emre Köse at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
Eskiden ”Yeni Suriye Ordusu” ismiyle bilinen şuan ise ”Devrim Komandoları” ismiyle tekrar sahneye çıkan ABD destekli grup, IŞİD’in kontrolündeki Suriye çölünde ilerliyişe geçti. Grup, T3 petrol sondaj tesisi de dahil olmak üzere Suriye’nin güneydoğusunda yer alan 10 bölgede kontrolü ele geçirmeyi başardı. Suriyeli ”muhaliflerin” medya kaynaklarına göre bu operasyonların nihai amacı, Humus ve Deyrezzor eyaletlerinde […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Nuevo discurso del líder Hezbolá “¿Qué hubiera sido del pueblo sirio si hubieran derrotado a Assad?”

Alvaro A. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
(HispanTV, Al Mayadeen, Agencias) El secretario general de Hezbolá, Sayyed Hassan Nasralá dio la tarde del dos de mayo un nuevo discurso en motivo de la conmemoración a los heridos por la Resistencia. Comenzó el discurso felicitando a los trabajadores por el Día Internacional de los Trabajadores, especialmente a los de El Líbano. En su […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Hamas ya no busca la destrucción de Israel

Felipe Ramírez at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
(Reuters) El grupo islamista palestino Hamas abandonará su antigua demanda por la destrucción del Estado de Israel así como su asociación con la “Hermandad Musulmana” en un nuevo documento de su política, aseguraron fuentes de estados árabes del Golfo. El cambio político de Hamas buscaría mejorar sus relaciones con los países del Golfo y con […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

FBI translator married ISIS foreign fighter she was investigating

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
(RUSSIA TODAY) An FBI translator travelled to Syria and married an Islamic State terrorist she had been investigating. Unsealed court documents revealed details of the marriage between Daniela Greene and rapper-turned-terrorist Denis Cuspert. Born in Czechoslovakia and raised in Germany, Greene, 38, married a US soldier. She had moved to the US at a young […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Suriye ve Irak’ta 300 civarı İngiliz vatandaşı, IŞİD saflarında savaşıyor

Emre Köse at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
Suriye ve Irak’ta yaklaşık 300 İngiliz vatandaşının IŞİD saflarında savaştığı öğrenildi. Geçtiğimiz hafta Suriye-Türkiye sınırına 3 kilometre uzaklıktaki Kilis’te teslim olan 23 yaşındaki Stefan Aristidou, Türkiye’ye geçmeden önce verdiği röportajda Suriye ve Irak sahalarında IŞİD saflarında savaşan İngiliz uyruklu IŞİD militanlarının sayısınını 250 ila 300 arasında olduğunu ifade etti. Aristidou, bunların büyük bir kısmının Suriye’de faaliyet göstediğini […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

SDF: US protection will prevent renewed Turkish attacks on our positions in northern Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:20 P.M.) – The official spokesperson of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), Talal Silo, said on Monday that they do not expect new attacks from the Turkish government against the SDF forces in northern Syria after US forces were deployed alongside the borderline to protect areas liberated from ISIS, ARA News reported on Tuesday. He suggested […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Theresa May and Tory Decadence

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 6 hours ago
The leak of what took place across the Downing Street dinner table when Theresa May sat down with Jean-Claude Juncker last week was, and is, deeply troubling. In an excruciating, embarrassing account, we learn that not only is the UK government ill-prepared for the Brexit negotiations, but that the Prime Minister is clueless, incompetent and delusional. "Living in another galaxy" is how the president of the European Commission put it. A far cry from the image and slogans the Conservative press operation is feeding our most quiescent media. Is evidence of May's wibbling and wobbling... more »


New Orleans Ladder at New Orleans Ladder - 7 hours ago
*Deborah ‘Big Red’ Cotton, writer shot in Mother’s Day mass shooting, dies ~WGNO* *Remembering Deb Cotton: New Orleans must hold leaders accountable for violence prevention ~The Lens* *Deborah Cotton, longtime Gambit second line correspondent, dies at 52 ~Kevin Allman, Gambit *

Why can't every day be Mother's Day?

LL at Virtual Mirage - 7 hours ago
Pictured below: A Mohammedan standing next to his girlfriend as the other Mohammedan reads his greeting card.

Around The Empire – Episode 18: Kurdish Fighters In Iraq and Syria Feat. Joe Lawrence

Dan Wright at Shadowproof - 7 hours ago
Dan and Joanne interview photographer and film director Joe Lawrence about Kurdish fighters in Iraq and Syria. The post Around The Empire – Episode 18: Kurdish Fighters In Iraq and Syria Feat. Joe Lawrence appeared first on Shadowproof.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 7 hours ago
Three and a half million people have already watched the clip in which Jimmy Kimmel discusses his newborn son's congenital heart disease and pleads for universal health care. Kimmel said: If your baby is going to die and it doesn’t have to, it shouldn’t matter how much money you make. I think that’s something that whether you’re a Republican or a Democrat or something else, we all agree on that, right? *New York* magazine's Margaret Hartmann res[ponded to this with a post titled "Jimmy Kimmel Might Have Struck the Final Blow Against the GOP Health-Care Plan." I don't think so. I... more »

Scottish Lobbying: GWPF – it’s up to you – or it won’t be done!

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 7 hours ago
For as much as a decade I’ve been writing about the climate. I formed the Scottish Climate and Energy Forum and have had various goes to educate our politicians (both obviously and not so obviously). But over recent years, I … Continue reading →

Free the Market to Better Satisfy Consumers' Needs

Content Multimedia - 7 hours ago
By Carine Martinez-Gouhier

ICYMI: TPPF and R Street Institute Release Study on the Impact of a Border-Adjustment Tax on the Texas Insurance Market

Content Multimedia - 7 hours ago
By Bill Peacock Lars Powell, Ian Adams and R.J. Lehmann, each of the R Street Institute, along with the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF), released a new study entitled “Impact of a Border-Adjustment Tax on the Texas Insurance Market” that outlines the economic cost Texas might face if Congress adopts a border-adjustment tax (BAT) that does not follow the almost universal international practice of exempting financial services like reinsurance from similar taxes.

Presidents Trump And Putin Discuss Syria And North Korea. Will Meet In Germany In July

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Putin, Trump agree to work together on Syria, set up meeting: Kremlin* Russia's Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump agreed in a phone call on Tuesday to try to meet in July and work together to try to strengthen a shaky ceasefire in Syria, the Kremlin said in a statement. The Kremlin, which called the talks between Putin and Trump business-like and constructive, said the two leaders had emphasized coordinating their actions to fight international terrorism. On North Korea, the Kremlin said Putin called for restraint and that the two leaders had agreed to wo... more »

How Can So Many See Such Different Realities?

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 7 hours ago
Everyone holds different pieces of the puzzle! © CanStock Photo I am endlessly fascinated by how we all ostensibly live in the same universe, yet we all see such different realities. On the one hand, this social condition allows little room for boredom. On the other, it causes many human beings to hate, despise, and […]

Blogging software - Blogger, Wordpress, Livejournal, Joomlah, etc

Peter at the original Blogger Tips and Tricks - 7 hours ago
The very first step of starting a blog is a decision on which blogging platform or software to use for the blog. The choices are plenty, as you can see from the list at Wikipedia: Blog software, but we will first concentrate on the 2 most popular free ones - Blogger.com and Wordpress.com, both of which are hosted for free, and Wordpress.org of which the software is free and open source but you will to host the blog yourself (meaning you will have to pay a webhost to host your blog for you). Blogger.com own by GoogleBlogger is a very user friendly blogging software to use for your ... more »

North Dakota Demands U.S. Taxpayers Pay for Pipeline Protest Cleanup

Bob Adelmann at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: north-dakota-demands-us-taxpayers-pay-for-pipeline-protest-cleanup] Is this the new normal in the environmentists' war against society?

Liberal "Fake News" Misquotes Trump Interview With Fox News

Warren Mass at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: liberal-fake-news-misquotes-trump-interview-with-fox-news] After President Trump described some congressional rules as “archaic,” news headlines popped up falsely stating that he had applied that term to the Constitution itself.

FATCA: The Obama Tax Law Destroying Millions of Innocent Americans

TNA Video at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: alex-newman-fatca-obama-tax-law-destroying-american-lives]VIDEO - The Foreign Account Tax Compliance (FATCA) been called the "worst tax law you never heard of," and for good reason, explains The New American's Foreign Correspondent Alex Newman. Snuck into a Democrat "jobs" bill and signed into law by Obama, this bill has wreaked havoc on the lives of millions of perfectly innocent Americans overseas, harming the United States in the process. On top of that, this monstrous tax scheme is being used as the foundation for a new world tax regime that threatens liberty and privacy... more »

Did ‘Nazis’ Tape an Antifa Member to a Box?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
A photograph showing a person duct-taped to an electrical box is real, but the context with which it is offered is misleading.

Did a Car Run Over Trump Protesters on a Highway?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
A video showing a car driving through a demonstration is real, but it took place in Brazil and has nothing to do with the Trump administration.

Ryan's "Healthcare" Monster Is Still Refusing To Die

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Monday morning, *MarketWatch* published a list of non-partisan health organizations opposed to the Frankenstein's monster of a bill known as TrumpCare (or the AHCA). We're talking about groups like the American Cancer Society, the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, the American Lung Association, the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the March of Dimes... You get the picture. This is even beyond the already stated opposition from AARP and the American Medical Association. Exception in the deepest red and most backward ignorant districts, this is very meaningfu... more »

Britain Must Break Free From The Agrochemical Cartel: Rosemary Mason Calls On ECP To Act

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 8 hours ago
Global Research, Countercurrents, CounterPunch, RINF Agrochemical manufacturers are knowingly poisoning people and the environment in the name of profit and greed. Communities, countries, ecosystems and species have become disposable inconveniences. Corporate totalitarian tries to hide beneath an increasingly fragile facade of democracy. The agrochemicals industry lobbies hard to have its products put on the market and ensures that they remain there. It uses PR firms and front groups to discredit individuals and studies which show the massive health and environmental devastation ca... more »

Enemy Of The Week: US To Slap Iran With New Sanctions

Daniel McAdams at - 8 hours ago
Just when we thought the enemy of the week was going to be North Korea again. Or maybe Russia. Or Syria. It turns out that Washington's enemy of this week is...Iran! The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is pushing through a bill slapping additional sanctions on Tehran. While just a couple of weeks ago Secretary of State Rex Tillerson reported to Congress that Iran is meeting its obligations under the 2015 nuclear deal, President Trump accused Tehran of not abiding by the "spirit" of the treaty. Whatever that is. More in today's Liberty Report:

Senior MP calls for May’s government to be ‘criminally investigated’, after allegations by The Canary [VIDEO]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 8 hours ago
A senior SNP MP has said that allegations that Theresa May’s Conservative Party took money from a company financed by HSBC “warrant criminal investigations”. And crucially, he says it needs to happen before the 8 June general election. Criminal investigations? Roger Mullins is the SNP MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath. He took the seat from Gordon Brown in […] The post Senior MP calls for May’s government to be ‘criminally investigated’, after allegations by The Canary [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

Voters have delivered a stark message directly to the Tories’ front door [IMAGES]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 8 hours ago
On Tuesday 2 May, a group of voters gave a stark warning to Theresa May, right outside parliament and Tory HQ. And it’s one that she’d do well to heed, as the message represents around 12 million people who will be voting in the general election on 8 June. “Grave” and “systematic” human rights abuses […] The post Voters have delivered a stark message directly to the Tories’ front door [IMAGES] appeared first on The Canary.

Big Brother Is Still Watching You: Don’t Fall for the NSA’s Latest Ploy

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*John W. Whitehead* - If you haven’t figured it out yet, we’ve all become suspects, a.k.a. potential criminals. The post Big Brother Is Still Watching You: Don’t Fall for the NSA’s Latest Ploy appeared first on Waking Times.

Trump and Putin hold phone conversation: Cooperation against ISIS back on the table

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 8 hours ago
[image: phone 4] President Putin also urged restraint over North Korea. The post Trump and Putin hold phone conversation: Cooperation against ISIS back on the table appeared first on The Duran.

Donald Trump Is No Kaiser Wilhelm

Jacob Heilbrunn at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*Jacob Heilbrunn* *Politics, Europe* [image: Portrait of Kaiser Wilhelm II before World War I. Wikimedia Commons/Public domain] Those intent on ransacking the past for figures with which to attack Trump should look elsewhere. Is Donald Trump the Kaiser Wilhelm of 2017? For some time, Trump’s critics have been alleging that he bears a close resemblance to Kaiser Bill. The indictments are as sweeping as they are fierce. In the *Independent*, David Banks observed, “the prerogatives of the presidency, combined with Trump’s erratic and oversized personality, mean that the new preside... more »

The Only Way America Could Stop a North Korean Nuclear Attack

Sean Kennedy at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*Sean Kennedy* *Security, Asia* And its severly underfunded. Donald Trump is exerting heavy pressure both publicly and privately on Beijing over North Korea while warning Americans and the world that conflict with the hermit kingdom may be imminent. The nuclear missile launch capabilities of Kim Jung Un’s fiefdom may be limited for now – with repeated failed missile launches becoming routine – but the U.S. cannot become complacent with the permanent inadequacies of the North Korean program. As President Donald Trump told Reuters last week, “There is a chance that we could end ... more »

Trump’s Son-in-Law & Top Advisor Failed to Disclose Soros, Goldman Sachs Ties, & $1 Billion Debt

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
[image: kushner]A new report shows Trump adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner failed to disclose deep business ties to billionaires George Soros and Peter Thiel — as well as over $1 billion in outstanding debt — in financial disclosures.

Monkeys Galore.....

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
I heard Debbie the Sane Progressive this morning ranting on her live streaming video about the condition of the 'electorate' here in the land of the free. She is quite entertaining but most of all she consistently hits the nail on the head as she analyzes contemporary American politics. She used an expression I loved, "We are all monkeys driving cars" in reference to how our evolution from the apes has not progressed as far as we might like to believe. We've got fast cars and rovers on Mars looking for precious resources that the oligarchy wants to mine on their way to moving ou... more »

Hillary Clinton On Her Election Loss: 'I Was On The Way To Winning'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Washington Post: **Hillary Clinton adds misogyny — and more — to the list of things she blames for her 2016 loss* *Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that she takes "absolute personal responsibility" for her 2016 loss. But she doesn't, really.* Clinton suggested in an interview at a "Women for Women" event in New York that her forthcoming book would include plenty about how misogyny contributed to her loss, adding it to the blame she has assigned to FBI Director James Comey and Russian hacking. And by the end of the interview, she also blamed the debate questions she was asked. The ... more »

Russian Activists Jailed Over Letters Submitted to Putin (Asking Him Not to Run for a 4th Term) and to their Mayor (Asking for Cancellation of a Waste-Incineration Plant)

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 9 hours ago
link: http://youtu.be/mLfCKTOfO9o From RFERL: http://www.rferl.org/a/russia-activist-kulakova-arrested-protests-putin-khodorkovsky/28460491.html “Russian Activist Jailed Over Letters Submitted To Putin April 30, 2017 21:25 UTC, RFE/RL’s Tatar-Bashkir … Continue reading →

Filling in some gaps

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
I’ll have to tell you about things the BBC hasn't covered, or has covered unsatisfactorily. Remember last October when UNESCO passed a resolution that re-wrote history, denying *"thousands of years of Jewish ties to Jerusalem" ? * Well the bad news is that hey’ve just passed another one; the good news is that this time the vote wasn’t unanimous. “22 countries vote in favor of motion; 23 abstain, and 10 countries vote against; Israel envoy slams ‘new low, even by UNESCO standards’ “ If you’re interested, here’s how the voting went. Note: the UK voted against. *************** The... more »

Road To Single-Payer: Overcoming Hurdles At The State Level

Jon Walker at Shadowproof - 9 hours ago
Attempts to convince states to adopt single-payer healthcare face significant hurdles that are both legal and financial. The post Road To Single-Payer: Overcoming Hurdles At The State Level appeared first on Shadowproof.

Loyalty by Gaither Stewart

dandelionsalad at Dandelion Salad - 9 hours ago
by Gaither Stewart Writer, Dandelion Salad Rome, Italy Originally published August 31, 2016 May 2, 2017 The quality of loyalty has played an important but perplexing role in my life, both positive and negative, which for many years has prompted countless nocturnal ruminations about the reasons for my concern for what at first glance might […]

PLOS upgrades flag on controversial PACE chronic fatigue syndrome trial; authors “surprised”

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 9 hours ago
PLOS ONE has issued an expression of concern after the authors of a controversial study about chronic fatigue syndrome declined to share some of their data. In an unusual move, the journal included the authors’ response to the expression of concern (EOC), in which they strongly argue against the notice, and “do not accept that it […] The post PLOS upgrades flag on controversial PACE chronic fatigue syndrome trial; authors “surprised” appeared first on Retraction Watch.

For those who got worked up over Obama's $400,000 speaking fee, congratulations you were played by the Right Wing media yet again.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 9 hours ago
Courtesy of Washington Monthly: *When it comes to the story about Obama accepting speaking fees, it is important to note that the story was launched by Fox Business News. All of the sudden what previous presidents – both Democrat and Republican – had been doing for years was scandalized because we’re now talking about Obama. Our current so-called “populist” president once even bragged at a rally that he used to be paid a lot of money for speeches (as much as $1.5 million for a single speech). * *Of course the folks at Fox knew this would trigger a dust-up on the left because of ... more »

Islamic State Is Regrouping In Parts Of Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Smoke rises during a battle with Islamic State militants in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra *VOA:** Islamic State Regroups in Parts of Iraq* LONDON — A car-bombing in east Mosul is confirming fears of some analysts that the offensive against the Islamic State is dealing the terror group military defeats but not necessarily political setbacks. More than 190 days since U.S.-backed Iraqi security forces launched their campaign to oust IS fighters from Mosul, the militants remain in parts of the western half of the city. And last month IS detonated a car bomb in the Zuhur distri... more »

Charity is just another adverb covering for a noun

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 9 hours ago
[image: Image result for images of charity fraud] Charity is just a way to give a 10% cut to a 100% robbery If you could judge 20th century society by the state of their public toilets you can judge the 21st by the definitions of charity

Mr. President, Tear up this treaty

Paul Driessen at CFACT - 9 hours ago
Rejecting Paris would make the United States a true global leader – by disavowing and walking away from a treaty that was signed by President Obama but, in violation of the Constitution, never presented to the Senate, despite the hugely harmful impacts it would have on this nation.

How Not to Be a Digital Slave of the Deep State

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Nathaniel Mauka* - The race is on for you to awaken and play your part. The post How Not to Be a Digital Slave of the Deep State appeared first on Waking Times.

6 Signs the World is Experiencing Extreme Cognitive Dissonance

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Paul A. Philips* - Willful ignorance is as fashionable state of mind. The post 6 Signs the World is Experiencing Extreme Cognitive Dissonance appeared first on Waking Times.

Dystopia is a man made enviorment

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 10 hours ago
[image: Image result for images of utopia] I wish big Pharma and big entertainment and the industrial military complex had a solution for nihilism. Thats my anti dystopian statement as if I should just take the F35 news of destruction at every level and use it to construct a perfectly level house for the dark ages Its never been darker before the dawn but nowdays someone has patented the dawn and they went bankrupt and its tied up in the courts forever and until the settlement its going to be dark deal Hey Hey Hi get happy we are living in a golden age believe me now and I will prove ... more »

The Battle For The Iraqi City of Mosul -- News Updates May 2, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Newsweek:* *War on ISIS Could Push Islamic State Fighters Out of Iraq for Good in May, Iraqi Commander Says* The Iraqi military could soon drive the Islamic State group (ISIS) from its final major bastion of Iraqi territory in Mosul, according to the Iraqi army’s chief of staff. In a press statement cited Sunday by local state-run media, Iraqi Army Chief of Staff Lieutenant General Othman al-Ghanmi said his forces would retake Iraq’s second-largest city from militants loyal to the ultraconservative Sunni Muslim group within three weeks, Reuters reported. The military leader sai... more »

War on Police: Restaurant Staff Serenade Cops With “F*** tha Police”

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: war-on-police-restaurant-staff-serenade-cops-with-f-tha-police] An incident in the Raleigh, North Carolina, suburb of Garner serves to illustrate just how pervasive the War on Police — which is part of a larger War on Society — has become. Police officers dining in a local Smithfield’s Chicken ‘N Bar-B-Q restaurant Friday night found themselves serenaded by the employees and manager to the tune of the “classic” gansta rap song “F*** tha Police.”

Methodist Court Rules Against Lesbian Bishop

Dave Bohon at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: methodist-court-rules-against-lesbian-bishop] The highest court of the United Methodist Church ruled April 28 that the denomination's western jurisdiction violated church law when it elected an openly lesbian clergy as its bishop.

Is Samantha Bee’s Husband Fighting to Keep Poor People Out of His Child’s School?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
Reports that Jason Jones campaigned against moving the school used outdated and incomplete quotes from the former Comedy Central star to bolster their claims.

On Morning Joe, Trump "isn't OK"—and "it's getting worse!"

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*MONDAY, MAY 2, 2017They stage the right discussion:* This weekend, we googled the topic. Yesterday morning, we discussed the topic with a friend at the coffee joint. This morning, Joe and Mika staged that same discussion in the first half hour or so of Morning Joe. They were asking a very good question: Is Donald J. Trump showing signs of dementia? At the start of the program, Scarborough keyed the discussion to Trump's recent strings of weird interviews, including but not limited to his comments about the Civil War. Early on, he said this: SCARBOROUGH (5/2/17): *My mother's ha... more »

Is Hezbollah On The Verge Of Bankruptcy?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
A Hezbollah funeral for one of its fighters killed in Syria. (YouTube/Channel 4 News) *Times of Israel*: *Hezbollah nearly bankrupt, but Nasrallah awash in cash — report* *German daily says military involvement in Syria and US sanctions have forced terror group to increasingly rely on illicit schemes to raise money.* The Lebanese terror organization Hezbollah is reportedly on the verge of bankruptcy as a result of its large outlays on fighting in Syria and from the increasing squeeze of US sanctions on its revenue streams, though top members continue to pad their own wallets. Acc... more »

Iran And Syria Agree To Boost Cooperation

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Press TV (Iran)*:* Iranian, Syrian armed forces vow to boost cooperation* The military top brass of Iran and Syria have denounced the attacks by the Israeli regime and US against the Arab country and vowed to boost their cooperation. Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Major General Mohammad Baqeri and his Syrian counterpart, General Ali Abdullah Ayoub, held talks in Tehran on Monday. Baqeri said the Syrian Army and nation have put up brave resistance in the face of crimes by Takfiri terrorists and regional aggression and intervention. *Read more* .... *Update #1*: Iran... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 10 hours ago
We know that some progressive voters decided that they simply couldn't vote for Hillary Clinton in 2016. It's not clear whether they cost Clinton the election, or cost Democrats the Senate, but it's possible. If events in Washington continue the way they're going now, Republicans might have a "puritopian" moment of their own in the next midterm cycle. There's a lot of anger out there in Wingnut Land -- and most of it is being directed at congressional Republicans, who are being accused of not fighting hard enough for the Cause. Here's what Rush Limbaugh told his listeners yesterday:... more »

Putin and Merkel: Europe’s titans meet in Moscow

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 10 hours ago
[image: angela and vlad] The key point about the summit meeting in Moscow between Russian President Putin and German Chancellor Merkel is that it signals Merkel's acceptance that Putin's hold on power is secure. The post Putin and Merkel: Europe’s titans meet in Moscow appeared first on The Duran.

North Korea Looks To Be Gearing Up For More Sub-Launched Missile Tests

Ryan Pickrell at The National Interest - 11 hours ago
*Ryan Pickrell* *Security, Asia* What happens next? Satellite images of North Korea suggest that the reclusive regime may be preparing for additional submarine-launched ballistic missile (SLBM) tests. Commercial satellite images show a second submersible testing barge at Nampo Naval Shipyard. The other is located at Sinpo South Shipyard, where North Korea has conducted at least four, but possibly more, tests of the Pukguksong-1 (KN-11) SLBM, Joseph Bermudez Jr., an analyst for independent research site 38 North, explained in a new report. *(This first appeared on The Daily Call... more »

Why the Korean War Was One of the Deadliest Wars in Modern History

Darien Cavanaugh at The National Interest - 11 hours ago
*Darien Cavanaugh* *Security, Asia* Could it happen again? It’s difficult to try to keep up with developments in the latest round of saber rattling between the United States and North Korea. U.S. President Donald Trump and Korean “supreme leader” Kim Jong-un have repeatedly traded verbal barbs via Twitter and more formal avenues amid news of naval redeployments, massive live-fire artillery exercises, United Nations condemnations and rumors of troop movements by regional powers. The United States would have an obvious and distinct advantage over North Korea in a direct military ... more »

في عقر دارهم … ميركل تطالب السعوديين بإيقاف الغارات على اليمن

Shady Azar at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
طالبت المستشارة الألمانية أنجيلا ميركل السلطات السعودية إلى وقف الغارات الجوية السعودية في اليمن. ونقلت رويترز عن ميركل قولها “نحن نعول على عملية تقودها الأمم المتحدة من أجل الوصول إلى حل دبلوماسي، ولا نعتقد بإمكانية وجود حل عسكري لهذا الصراع” مضيفة “يجب الحيلولة دون تعرض مزيدٍ من الأشخاص في اليمن الفقير للعيش في وضع إنساني […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

37 refugees killed by ISIS militants while trying to flee towards Kurdish-held territory

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:00 P.M.) – On Tuesday morning, ISIS militants reportedly killed and wounded dozens of civilians who tried to reach the Rajim Salibi border gate between Iraq and Syria. Upon observing the onslaught, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) intervened and engaged ISIS militants, prompting them to withdraw and halt their deadly gunfire. According to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

الاشمئزاز يتصدر ردود الأفعال المنددة باختيار السعودية لحماية حقوق المرأة بالأمم المتحدة

Shady Azar at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
تصدر الاشمئزاز ردود الأفعال المنددة باختيار الأمم المتحدة للسعودية كرئيس للجنة حقوق المرأة للفترة الممتدة بين عامي 2018 و2022. واعتبر المدير التنفيذي لمنظمة مراقبة حقوق الإنسان الدولية “هيليل نوير” بأن السماح للسعودية بحماية حقوق المرأة، يشبه تكليف شخص مولع بإشعال الحرائق، برئاسة إدارة الإطفاء، مؤكداً بأن هذا الأمر مناف للعقل والمنطق. وقال نوير إنه من […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Сирийская Армия взяла под контроль 9 позиций в Эфрине

Nikita Chugunov at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
Телеканал «Россия-24» опубликовал репортаж о деятельности Центра по примирению враждующих сторон в северо-западной части провинции Алеппо, а именно, в кантоне Эфрин, расположенном неподалеку от границы с Турцией. В репортаже показано распределение гуманитарной помощи среди беженцев в лагере Робар, а также взаимодействие российских и сирийских военных с курдскими отрядами самообороны. Представители российского Центра по примирению враждующих […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Suriye ordusu yeni taarruz için Palmira cephesine asker sevk ediyor

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
Suriye Arap Ordusu’na bağlı farklı birliklerde görev yapan yüzlerce asker, yeni bir taarruz için Palmira hattına takviye edildi. Askeri bir kaynağın Al Masdar’a verdiği bilgilere göre, Lazkiye ve Tartus bölgelerinden Humus’a sevk edilen birlikler, yakında başlaması beklenen taarruz için 5. Fırtına Kolordusu’na yardım edecek. Operasyon ile ilgili detaylar henüz medya ile paylaşılmazken; ordu ve […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

تحقيق صحفي يثبت تورط المسلحين بمجزرة الكيماوي في خان شيخون مستخدمين العبوات الناسفة

Yusha Yuseef at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
دلائل التحقيق الصحفي المستقل في بلدة خان شيخون محافظة إدلب 4 نيسان 2017 م تظهر أدلة قاطعة على تزوير ما يسمى الهجوم الكيماوي. التحقيق في موضوع الحفرة التي خلفها انفجار الذخيرة الكيميائية في مكان حدوث ما يسمى الهجوم الكميائي في خان شيخون . إن نتائج تحليل عينات التربة المباشرة من الحفرة، وكذلك من الأماكن المزعوم […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army takes over 9 checkpoints in Afrin District

Nikita Chugunov at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
TV-channel “Russia-24” has released a report about the activity of the Russian reconciliation centre in north-western part of the Aleppo countryside, namely, in Afrin District, which is located near the border with Turkey. The report covers the distribution of the humanitarian aid among refugees in Rawbar Camp and cooperation between Russian, Syrian and Kurdish forces […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

300 Brits fighting in Islamic State ranks across Syria, Iraq

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
(TELEGRAPH) As many as 300 Britons are still fighting with Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, a recent defector from London has revealed, amid growing concern the jihadists are plotting attacks on the UK. Stefan Aristidou, 23, from Enfield, was arrested last week in the southern Turkish town of Kilis, three miles from the Syrian […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Saudi Arabia inters six officers killed in Yemen, another three soldiers shot dead in Jizan

Naseh Shaker at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
SANA’A, YEMEN (8:00 P.M.) – Today military sources in Sana’a reported on the continuation of military operations targeting the Saudi army in Najran, Asir and Jizan provinces of the Kingdom. According to the sources, Yemeni snipers neutralized three Saudi soldiers at Al Farydhah site in Jizan region. This comes in conjunction with artillery and missile […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In pictures: Egyptian officer shot dead by ISIS gunman

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7:35 P.M.) – An assassination took place in Arish city earlier today as an ISIS sleeper cell shot dead an unidentified Egyptian soldier up close in broad daylight. The jihadist assailant stepped up to the Egyptian soldier and shot him twice with a handgun outside the shop, leaving him dead in the streets. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Бои между САА и ИГ в провинции Хомс продолжаются

Nikita Chugunov at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
Ожесточенные боевые действия в провинции Хомс между подразделениями 5-го штурмового корпуса Сирийской Арабской Армии и отрядами «Исламского Государства»* продолжаются. Бои ведутся сразу на ряде направлений, преимущественно, за отдельные важные высоты и горные цепочки. Проправительственные силы смогли отбить у экстремистов высоты Талят ат-Турикис и Талят аль-Алям после серии тяжелых боев, в ходе которых экстремисты, как сообщается, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

YPG, Türkiye sınırındaki 9 karakolu Suriye ordusuna devretti (+Video)

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
TSK ve desteklediği gruplar ile YPG arasında gerginlik devam ederken, önceki gün bölgede kritik bir gelişme yaşandı. Rusya’nın Azez yakınlarındaki Kafr Cenne köyünde bir askeri üs inşa etmesinin ardından; Türkiye-Suriye sınırının Afrin tarafında yer alan 9 kontrol noktası da, önceki gün Suriye ordusuna devredildi. Cumhuriyet Muhafızları bölüğünden askerler, devir töreninin ardından bölgedeki karakollara Suriye’nin resmi bayrağını […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Doğu Guta’da iç savaş: Üst düzey cihatçı komutan öldürüldü

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
Doğu Guta’da cihatçı gruplar arasındaki savaş gün geçtikçe şiddetlenirken, Rahman Kolordusu’nun üst düzey komutanlarından birisi öldürüldü. Geçtiğimiz hafta içi Ceyşül İslam’ın, diğer radikal dinci gruplara açtığı savaş devam ederken, Rahman Kolordusu’nda yer alan Ebu Necib kod adlı komutan bugün öldürüldü.Komutanın, Doğu Guta’nın Zamalka beldesinde devam eden savaş sırasında Ceyşül İslam tarafından öldürüldüğü bildirildi. Bölgedeki […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Поддерживаемые США отряды оппозиции рвутся в провинцию Дейр-эз-Зор

Nikita Chugunov at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
За последние три дня апреля группировка «Стражи революции», ранее называвшаяся «Новой Сирийской Армией», заняла полосу районов в юго-восточной части Сирии, а именно, районы Тарваза аль-Ваер, Сарият аль-Ваер, Джабаль аль-Гарб, Хумейма, Аль-Камм ас-Саваб, насосная станция Т-3, Мейзелия и Тарваза аль-Атшана. По данным сирийских новостных агентств, поддерживающих вооруженную оппозицию, конечной целью проводимой в регионе операции является полное […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Syrian Army foils ISIS attack in west Homs

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:00 P.M.) – Fierce battles re-erupted in east Homs countryside as the government forces and Islamic State vie for control over a series of hilltops. The Army troops managed to recapture Talat Al-Turikis and Talat Al-A’lam after violent clashes with the terror group whereby several jihadists have been reported killed and injured. A […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US-backed militants advance deep inside ISIS-controlled Syrian desert

Ivan Yakovlev at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
During the last three days of April, militants of “Maghaweir Al-Thawra” armed group, formerly known as “New Syrian Army”, took control of a string of sites in southeast Syria, namely Tarwazeh Al-Wa`er, Sereit Al-Wa`er, Jabal Ghrab, Humaima, Swab desert, Al-Kamm Swab, T3 Pumping Station, Me`izeileh and Tarwazeh Al-Attshaneh. According to Syrian opposition’s media, the ultimate […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Palestine goes on world’s largest hunger strike

Guest Contributor at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
The world’s largest collective hunger strike is taking place, yet it took an trending challenge on social media in order for it to receive any proper attention. On the 17th of April, an estimated 1,187 Palestinian detainees throughout various Israeli prisons began a mass hunger strike. This strike commenced in demand of better access to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Jeremy Corbyn spoke to headteachers. And they gave him a standing ovation [VIDEOS]

Emily Apple at The Canary - 11 hours ago
Jeremy Corbyn received a standing ovation when he addressed the National Association of Headteachers (NAHT) – a conference which Education Secretary Justine Greening refused to address. And their response shows exactly who headteachers would prefer to be in charge of our children’s education. Corbyn echoed NAHT in his comments on education: The NAHT has correctly pointed […] The post Jeremy Corbyn spoke to headteachers. And they gave him a standing ovation [VIDEOS] appeared first on The Canary.

Labour’s Angela Rayner nails why the Tories are the party of the elites [TWEET]

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 11 hours ago
Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner has nailed exactly why many people in Britain see the Conservative Party as a ‘party of the elites’. And the statistics seem to back her up. The rich get richer… The Sunday Times Rich List – due for release on 7 May – reportedly reveals a £3.4bn increase in the fortune of […] The post Labour’s Angela Rayner nails why the Tories are the party of the elites [TWEET] appeared first on The Canary.

Theresa May’s attempts to avoid the public reach a new low as her rally is listed as a kids’ party [IMAGE]

Emily Apple at The Canary - 11 hours ago
For much of the general election campaign, Theresa May has been in hiding. But new accusations reveal that she is so worried about real people finding out when she’s speaking that one appearance was booked as a children’s party. The most disappointing children’s entertainer. Ever. Theresa May spoke at an event at Crathes Village Hall in […] The post Theresa May’s attempts to avoid the public reach a new low as her rally is listed as a kids’ party [IMAGE] appeared first on The Canary.

Does Health and Human Services Appointee Charmaine Yoest Believe Abortion Causes Breast Cancer?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
Yoest claimed there was sufficient research to back up the claim in a 2012 interview with the New York Times.

Drone Footage Emerges Showing A Deadly Car Bomb Blast In Aleppo (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*The SUN: **TERROR FROM ABOVE Dramatic drone footage shows deadly car bomb blast rip through Eastern Syrian town of Aleppo as villagers run for their lives* On impact the driver detonates his on-board explosive sending dust and smoke shooting into the sky in a black cloud. TERRIFYING video has emerged of a lethal ISIS car bomb attack in Syria. Drone footage gives horrific birds-eye view explosion which decimates an area of Eastern Aleppo. Most of these types of videos are shot in Mosul making this clip from over the Syrian border slightly more surprising. A car can be seen drivi... more »

Google Blogger: How to delete blog and change template

Peter at the original Blogger Tips and Tricks - 11 hours ago
Blogger has been changing things around in the Settings. What used to be Templates they now call it Theme so if you are looking for Template in Blogger settings Templates, you will be asking where is Templates to change template, you will be highly disappointed. Not only Tenplates. Blogger has also put the tab/link to *DELETE BLOG*. It used to be that to delete blog, we sign into www.blogger.com > Dashboard > Settings > Basic > and the link/tab to delete blog is right at the top. Now to delete blog, you have to sign into www.blogger.com > Dashboard > Settings > Others and *DELETE ... more »

Jury Finds Cause to Charge 7 Cops for Killing a Man by Depriving Him of Water for 8 Days

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: dehydration]An inquest jury finds probable cause to charge seven cops in Sheriff David Clark's jail in the dehydration death Terrill Thomas.

On-going mass crime against Yemen

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 11 hours ago
The Saudi war against Yemen is a grotesque violation of the lives and dignity of innocent women, children, and civilians who seek nothing more than peaceful lives under democratic rule of their own choice. This vile Saudi mass-crime, and the associated inhuman blockade, condoned and supported by the USA, Canada, and the silent Western world, is presently the worst on-going genocidal attack on

TPPF Files Liberty v. EPA Petition to Reverse Obama-Era Endangerment Finding for Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Content Multimedia - 11 hours ago
By Robert Henneke, Ted Hadzi-Antich, Ryan Walters The Texas Public Policy Foundation today filed a petition with the Environmental Protection Agency challenging the EPA’s 2009 endangerment finding designating man-made greenhouse gas emissions as a danger to human health and welfare. Along with Liberty Packing Company LLC, TPPF represents a coalition of construction, trucking, energy, logging, and manufacturing small businesses as petitioners seeking reconsideration of the EPA regulation.

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