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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.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

20 May - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

12:20 am MDT  21 May

Fact: I Built My Very Own AR-15 Rifle

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * Yes, it is possible. *Will people like these circumvent the law and mill out their own 80-percent receivers? There are always exceptions, but generally no. Education and personality factors create a threshold not everyone can cross.* *If you’re a regular person, it’s not difficult to build an AR-15. If you’re an outlier, beset by a mental health issues that warp your perception of reality, it’s probably not going to work out for you.* *Back at my desk, I took the finished lower and set about making it into a functional weapon. I installed the trigg... more »

Is America Getting Ready to Ship Its 'Big Guns' to the South China Sea?

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, Asia* Having mobile counter-air weapons such as the M109 Paladin, able to fire 155m precision rounds on-the-move, could prove to be an effective air-defense deterrent against Chinese weapons in the region. A Chinese state-run Defense Times newspaper has said Norinco CS/AR-1 55mm anti-frogman rocket launcher defense systems with the capability to discover, identify and attack enemy combat divers had been installed on Fiery Cross Reef in the Spratly Islands. While Pentagon officials did not wish to specifically comment on this report, saying they do not d... more »

Lawsuit Threatens To Destroy The DNC For Election Rigging — “Mainstream Media Blackout” Ensues

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: dnc]This class-action lawsuit against the DNC by donors to Bernie Sanders' campaign you probably haven't heard of could destroy the Democratic Party.

BREAKING: Kim Dotcom Just Admitted He Worked With Seth Rich to Get Info to WikiLeaks

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: dotcom]Kim Dotcom just de facto admitted to being involved in the information exchange between Seth Rich and WikiLeaks.

Mosul Campaign Day 215 May 19 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) continued to push east and south towards the Tigris River and the Old City district respectively. The Rawsahnneighborhood was freed by the Golden Division, while the northern section of Tamuz 17 was brought under control. The problem with the latter is that the ISF claimed to have liberated all of Tamuz 17 twice before. The Iraqis are on the verge of taking Mosul, yet still exaggerate their gains. The victory narrative pushed by Baghdad since 2014 seems to require positive news be reported everyday both real and imagined. Iraqi President Fuad Masum ... more »

It only took a nine-year-old 35 seconds to rumble Theresa May [VIDEO]

James Wright at The Canary - 15 hours ago
It looks like even nine-year-olds can see through Theresa May. On ITV News, Hasnain Nawaz questioned the sitting Prime Minister’s ‘strong and stable’ sloganeering and called on her to “actually do something”: Weak and wobbly? Nawaz specified that he is not “following” May. In a display of raw, childhood common sense, he pointed out that […]

A BBC Radio listener has caught the broadcaster dead to rights in its pro-Tory bias [VIDEO]

Tracy Keeling at The Canary - 15 hours ago
A listener of BBC Radio 5 live decided to run an experiment. He directly compared the broadcaster’s coverage of Labour’s manifesto launch and that of the Conservatives on its lunchtime news slot. And what he found was astonishing. First impressions Labour and the Conservatives released their manifestos for the upcoming general election within days of […]

By an eight point margin Americans wish they could have Hillary Clinton in the White House instead of Trump.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
Oh, so NOW you want me to be your President. Courtesy of PPP: *Voters are both having buyer's remorse about the outcome of the 2016 election and wishing they could return to the good old days of 4 months ago. By an 8 point margin, 49/41, they say they wish Hillary Clinton was President instead of Trump. And by a 16 point margin, 55/39, they say they wish Barack Obama was still in office instead of Trump. * *One thing hurting Trump is that Americans expect honesty from their President and his aides, and they feel like they're not getting it. Last week Trump tweeted that it was unrea... more »

Should The U.S. Military Classify Its Readiness Reports?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
U.S. soldiers attend the inauguration ceremony of bilateral military training between U.S. and Polish troops in Zagan, Poland, January 30, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel *Maggie Ybarra, National Interest:** How the U.S. Military Is Trying to Mask Its Readiness Crisis* *Senior Pentagon officials are classifying data on important readiness issues. Is that a good idea?* The Defense Department has quietly embarked on a multilayered approach to masking the difficulties its officials have been experiencing acquiring new military equipment while ensuring that old equipment is repaired and b... more »

More Evidence; With Friends Like Environmentalists the Earth and Society Don’t Need Enemies

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 16 hours ago
Straight from the Horse’s Mouth: Germany Green Party co-founder and former federal Homeland Minister Otto Georg Schily warns Swiss citizens voting on energy referendum that the Energiewende is “an economic, social and ecological disaster” Read More: Germany’s Energiewende “An Economic, Social and Ecological Disaster”, Writes Top German Socialist! Please like, share, subscribe and comment.

Cosmic Ray Theory is Being Tested

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 16 hours ago
While climate alarmists will tell you the “science is settled,” in reality, it is anything but. One of the more interesting alternative theories in the “Cosmic Ray Theory.” It states that: The connection of cosmic rays to clouds Some researchers have held the belief that cosmic rays hitting Earth’s atmosphere create aerosols which, in turn, … Continue reading "Cosmic Ray Theory is Being Tested"

How Much Wealth Do Climate Actvists and Environmental Groups Create for Society?

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 16 hours ago
The benefits of fighting change are undetectable in both the atmospheric CO2 and global temperatures. We’ve spent trillions of public dollars on fighting climate change and NASA/NOAA/GISS are continuing to “adjust” temperatures upward. No amount of funding will ever stop them from “adjusting” the data. In fact, the more “adjustments” they make, the more funding … Continue reading "How Much Wealth Do Climate Actvists and Environmental Groups Create for Society?"

Putin welcomes Rouhani’s re-election

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 16 hours ago
Russia welcomes re-election of a leader whose stability and consistency it trusts as it forges ever closer relations with Iran. The post Putin welcomes Rouhani’s re-election appeared first on The Duran.

BREAKING: Russian FM Lavrov says Trump didn’t discuss Comey firing in meeting

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 16 hours ago
Lavrov has rubbished the story as fake. The post BREAKING: Russian FM Lavrov says Trump didn’t discuss Comey firing in meeting appeared first on The Duran.

Slovakia may vote to leave NATO

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 16 hours ago
A petition to force a referendum on the issue is gaining traction. The post Slovakia may vote to leave NATO appeared first on The Duran.

Being In Time: Gilad Atzmon’s journey through post-modern crises

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 16 hours ago
In Being In Time, author and musician Gilad Atzmon explores the historical and psychological basis for the many crises gripping the western world. The post Being In Time: Gilad Atzmon’s journey through post-modern crises appeared first on The Duran.

Europe’s View of Trump

Robert Reich - 16 hours ago
European governments, preparing for a round of major summits with Donald Trump, are wary. I spent... more »

If only everything was black-and-white

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
I was listening to *Today *this morning and, after marvelling at the absolutely masterly way that the Rev. Woy Jenkins pivoted his *TFTD *talk from being about Chelsea Manning to being about God, heard Justin Webb talking to two former Tory advisors, Danny Kruger and Philip Blond, about Mrs May's brand of Toryism. It was pleasant - if you like that kind of thing. And, of course, some do, and some most definitely don't. The social media reaction to this Tory/Tory discussion consisted of masses of lefties moaning about it being "BBC propaganda" or "a Tory lovefest" or "a studio-... more »

Seth Rich, Craig Murray and the Sinister Stewards of the National Security State

Mike Whitney at 16 hours ago
[image: undefined] Why is it a “conspiracy theory” to think that a disgruntled Democratic National Committee staffer gave WikiLeaks the DNC emails, but not a conspiracy theory to think the emails were provided by Russia? Why? Which is the more likely scenario: That a frustrated employee leaked damaging emails to embarrass his bosses or a that foreign government hacked DNC computers for some still-unknown reason? That’s a no-brainer, isn’t it? Former-DNC employee, Seth Rich, not only had access to the emails, but also a motive. He was pissed about the way the Clinton crowd was “san... more »

The White House's Defense Budget Proposal To Be Released This Tuesday (But The Details Have Already Been leaked)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
The Pentagon, headquarters of the United States Department of Defense, taken from an airplane in January 2008. Wikipedia *The Hill:* *WH to ask for $52B defense budget increase* The White House will ask for a $52 billion defense spending increase and 56,000 additional troops in the 2018 budget proposal it will send to Congress on Tuesday, The New York Times reported. Senior officials at the Office of Management and Budget gave the Times a preview of the budget request. The biggest increase would go to the Defense Department, including $19 billion for equipment such as 70 F-35 and ... more »

Less-than-even-handed satire from the BBC (as ever)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
Fans of Eddie Mair's *PM *will know that the programme has invited the (*Daily Mail*) *Guardian* writer John Crace to give his 'digested' takes on each of the parties' election manifestos. There's still the SNP and the UKIP ones to come but, so far, we've had his take on the manifestos of Labour, the Lib Dems and the Tories. The three transcripts from this week's editins could form the basis of a GCSE English comprehension exam question (if they still do such things): *Please read the following satirical takes on the party manifestos. Which party (giving reasons) do you think the... more »

Is Zeus angry with Trump? His astonishing self demolition is like a mortal blinded by the gods

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
“And the plan he thought seemed best was to send a false dream to Donald Trump…” Saving the FBI a huge amount of time, Trump has admitted to his crimes on twitter and in TV interviews, happily lying and contradicting himself at every turn. https://www.vox.com/vox-sentences/2017/5/19/15664244/vox-sentences-trump-lawyers-researching-impeachment Even top Republicans are now suggesting Trump needs a “frontal […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
I hope investigators consider that Jared Kushner could have been the person who set in motion a series of events that nearly led to me being arrested under false pretences over my blog post on February 15th naming him as a Russian contact, a blog post which is actually named in the police report in relation to the concealment […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump bragged to two top Russian officials last week that firing “nut job” FBI Director James Comey eased “great pressure” on him, The New York Times reported Friday. “I just fired the head of the FBI. He was crazy, a real nut job,” Trump said, according to the Times. “I faced great […]

Ruskies bragged they had control of Michael Flynn

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
Washington (CNN)Russian officials bragged in conversations during the presidential campaign that they had cultivated a strong relationship with former Trump adviser retired Gen. Michael Flynn and believed they could use him to influence Donald Trump and his team, sources told CNN. The conversations deeply concerned US intelligence officials, some of whom acted on their […]

Trump’s lawyers research impeachment procedures

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
From CNN White House lawyers have begun researching impeachment procedures in an effort to prepare for what officials still believe is a distant possibility that President Donald Trump could have to fend off attempts to remove him from office, two people briefed on the discussions tell CNN. White House officials believe the President has the […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
Former FBI director James Comey to testify in open session before Senate Intelligence Committee Hearing will be scheduled after the May 29 Memorial Day holiday Tom Batchelor, The Independent James Comey has agreed to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee in an “open session” to answer questions on the investigation into links between the […]

Trump’s health secretary visits Ebola epicentre, Liberia

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
Newsweek As his boss President Donald Trump sets off to Saudi Arabia for his first foreign trip, the U.S. health secretary is also on his own maiden voyage abroad, thousands of miles away in Liberia. Dr. Tom Price, the Secretary of Health and Human Services appointed by Trump in February, has been in the West […]

Bill banning pharma gifts to doctors passes the Senate

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
From Times Standard A bill introduced by North Coast state Sen. Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) that would ban drug companies from giving gifts to doctors passed the state Senate on Thursday. “This bill is all about protecting patients, taxpayers and driving down the costs of prescription drugs,” McGuire said in a statement. “Throughout the state, some […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
Major research funders and international NGOs to implement WHO standards on reporting clinical trial results News release 18 MAY 2017 | GENEVA – Some of the world’s largest funders of medical research and international non-governmental organizations today agreed on new standards that will require all clinical trials they fund or support to be registered […]

This Little U.S. Destroyer Was Hit by Six Japanese Kamikazes—and Survived

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, * The Laffey supported the Bikini atomic tests in 1946, and went on to fire its guns at Communist shore targets in Korea. There is a reason why the destroyer USS* Laffey* was nicknamed “The Ship that Would Not Die.” It sounds like a compliment that any sailor would envy—until you realize how the *Laffey* earned it. In the space of a few minutes, the *Laffey* was hit by six kamikazes and four bombs. And survived. Until that morning in 1945, the *Laffey* had seemed a reasonably lucky ship. A 2,200-ton Sumner-class destroyer, the ship had been commissioned... more »

Why Does America Need Aircraft Carriers? Ask Hitler and Mussolini.

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, Europe* As two of history's most infamous tyrants can attest, having your own floating airfield to provide air cover when and where your fleet needs it can be a matter of life and death. Dictators are not in the habit of admitting mistakes. But if Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini could talk from the flames of hell, they might have advice for today’s America: don’t give up your aircraft carriers. Carriers today are being blown out of the water by critics who say they have become nothing more than expensive targets in an age of hypersonic ship-killer mis... more »

Welcome to North Korean Missiles 101

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Asia* The ultimate primer. North Korea’s ballistic missile program dates back to 1965, when leader Kim Il-sung decided that, were war to break out, North Korea would need a way to hit U.S. bases in Japan. Thus began a fifty-two-year quest for long-range missiles which culminated in the May 12 launch of a Hwasong-12 intermediate-range ballistic missile. The Hwasong is just the latest in a long line of weapons designed to put even the most distant of Pyongyang’s enemies at risk. North Korea’s missile program didn’t appear out of nowhere, but is the res... more »

If NATO Wants Peace and Stability it Should Stay Home

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 17 hours ago
*May 20, 2017 *(Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - A curious op-ed appeared in The National Interest, penned by Hans Binnendijk and David Gompert, adjunct senior fellows at the RAND Corporation. Titled, "NATO’s Role in post-Caliphate Stability Operations," it attempts to make a case for NATO involvement everywhere from Libya to Syria and Iraq in fostering stability in the wake of a yet-to-be defeated Islamic State. The authors propose that NATO step in to fill what it calls an impending *"vacuum left as the caliphate collapses,"* heading off alternatives including *"chaos or Iran, backed by Rus... more »

Continue the Weekend Open Thread

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
Please add any comments on BBC matters below. Unlike the BBC we* won't *report you to your employer!

5 Day Countdown To Montana Special Election-- It's All About Getting Out The Vote

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
*Rob Quist might be hard for Steny Hoyer and his K Street goons to relate to* The Montana special election to fill Ryan Zinke's seat is this Thursday-- 5 days from today. Recent public polling shows Democrat Rob Quist getting closer. Internal polling-- done for both parties after Comey was fired by Trump-- supposedly shows a dead heat. A dead heat means the race isn't about who's spending more on TV ads; it means who has a better ground game and who gets out the vote on Thursday. The DNC has decided to kick in in a big way for Ossoff's race next month in GA-06. But they're not helpi... more »

The U.S. Air Force Is Trying To Make A Better Bomb

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
A 15,000-pound BLU-82, an air-to-surface conventional bomb, detonates after being dropped from an MC-130E aircraft in 2008. The AFRL is working on the next type of air-burst bomb that mimics the "Mother of All Bombs" but will probably be smaller, leaner and lighter. (U.S. Air Force photo/Capt. Patrick Nichols) *Defense Tech*: *Future Air Force Weapon? Baby MOAB* The next “Mother of All Bombs” will probably be smaller, leaner and lighter but will still pack a punch. It’s what scientists and engineers at the Air Force Research Lab are working on as part of their next-generation muni... more »

Willie Nelson Death Hoax

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 17 hours ago
Country music legend Willie Nelson is not dead; he's just the target of a recirculated celebrity death hoax.


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*The secret weapon to eliminating poverty — talking to your kids?* *It's amazing how hard it is to extinguish popular BS. Joe Hildebrand's article below is an example of that. The research he relies on has long ago been debunked (e.g. here and here) but he shows no awareness of that. Just the small sample size (an average of only 14 for each social class level) and the ignoring of IQ differences vitiate the research* WHY are some people rich and others poor? Why do some people thrive and others barely survive? It’s the question that has sparked both revolutions and wars. That... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
According to the BBC News website a "moderate" has won the Iranian presidential election - though, unlike me, the BBC* didn't *put the word 'moderate' in inverted commas. Indeed, the BBC seems to be calling Hassan Rouhani a moderate (without qualification) across much of its output. Today's lunchtime news on BBC One, for example, saw the newsreader say, " Mr Rouhani, a moderate who agreed a deal with world powers to limit Iran's nuclear programme...", and Jeremy Bowen was on this morning saying (of Mr Rouhani), "He's a moderate who would like more openness in politics and societ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*How to lie with statistics: Climate change is turning Antarctica GREEN* *Choosing your start and finishing points is a great trick when you want to use statistics misleadingly. Below they have arbitrarily chosen the last 50 years for their calculations. And their calculations may be correct. What they don't say is that all the supposedly causative temperature rise happened in the first (approx.) 30 years of that period.The most recent 20 years have seen no effect, no change -- the famous "hiatus" during which there has been no statistically significant net temperature rise... more »

Must Watch Trudeau be A Pompous Arse- Worse then Harper

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
*Note the arrogant smugness of Trudeau.** I did NOT vote for this groomed stooge. * "Opposition force Canadian Crime Minister Justin Trudeau to humiliate himself by having to avoid the exact same question, in what has to be a world record, 18 TIMES!!! May 10, 2017. As the Speaker of the House said, it's up to Canadians to judge the quality of the answers, so please help spread this video for all Canadians to see because we can't depend on the CBC" Fellow Canadians how are we liking Mr Trudeau so far?

What Would His Father Say?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
Donald Trump is dismantling his presidency. That doesn't surprise Tony Schwartz, who ghosted *The Art Of The Deal*. Schwartz writes: Three decades ago, I spent nearly a year hanging around Trump to write his first book, The Art of the Deal, and got to know him very well. I spent hundreds of hours listening to him, watching him in action and interviewing him about his life. For me, none of what he has said or done over the past four months as president comes as a surprise. Early on, I recognized that Trump’s sense of self-worth is forever at risk. When he feels aggrieved, he reacts... more »

Are Driverless Cars The Future Of Motoring?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood I have been working around to doing a post on driverless cars for a while now. It is certainly something that the UK Government is pushing hard for, for whatever reason. On Sunday, Ambrose Evans-Pritchard ran this piece: No more petrol or diesel cars, buses, or trucks will […]

"Well, I wouldn't accept them"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
Laura Kuennsberg, holding forth This week's *Newswatch *featured complaints about how BBC news bulletins are becoming "the Laura Kuenssberg show" with Laura providing a "running commentary" and plenty of "personal opinion". *(Well, yes).* There were also 'complaints from both sides' about bias, with 'one side' complaining that the BBC is giving far too much airtime to Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party and 'the other side' (the more numerous one) complaining that the BBC is adopting "a sneering and condescending tone" in its interviewing of Labour its reporting of Labour policies. ... more »

Americans are being absolutely blown away by the Labour Party’s manifesto [VIDEO]

JJ James at The Canary - 18 hours ago
Veteran comedian Jimmy Dore highlighted the many reasons why people in the USA are excited about Labour’s Manifesto. He was joined by comedians Stef Zamorano and Ron Placone to discuss the manifesto. Dore eagerly stated: They have actual specific policies to actually help people who need help, not the upper 1%. They actually have policies […] The post Americans are being absolutely blown away by the Labour Party’s manifesto [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

"Fossil fuels have lost. The rest of the world just doesn’t know it yet."

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 18 hours ago
Courtesy of Think Progress: *The details of this transition are spelled out in a new, must-read, 4000-word article in the Financial Times, “The Big Green Bang: how renewable energy became unstoppable.” * *What is most remarkable about the article is that it appears in the Financial Times. The free-market oriented paper is the “most important business read” for the world’s top financial decision makers and “the most credible publication in reporting financial and economic issues” for global professional investors, according to surveys.* *Electric cars that were hard to even buy e... more »

There Is Still No Replacement For The U.S. Navy's Hardest Hitting Warship

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
The Ticonderoga-class guided-missile cruiser USS Bunker Hill (CG 52) transits in the Atlantic Ocean. U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Aaron Shelley/Released. *San Diego Union Tribune*: *Navy's hardest-punching but aging warship has no replacement in sigh* BOARD THE BUNKER HILL — Less than an hour after a recent dawn rolled west into the Pacific Ocean, Capt. Joe Cahill sat in his starboard chair, a lined face pointed toward a line of warships wheeling north around San Clemente Island. In the lead, the destroyers Halsey and Higgins cut through the waves in a ... more »

"My Own View..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
"My own view is that this planet is used as a penal colony, lunatic asylum and dumping ground by a superior civilization, to get rid of the undesirable and unfit. I can't prove it, but you can't disprove it either." - Christopher Hitchens

X22 Report, “The American People Are Being Distracted, If They Only Knew”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
X22 Report, “The American People Are Being Distracted, If They Only Knew” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YwJ2rpDQSN0

CNN claims ‘Russians bragged’ about controlling Michael Flynn

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 18 hours ago
CNN has lost touch with reality. The post CNN claims ‘Russians bragged’ about controlling Michael Flynn appeared first on The Duran.

Philippines President Duterte claims China threatened war over Sea China Sea dispute

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 18 hours ago
The speech should be read as Duterte's way of justifying his increasingly pro-Chinese policies to a domestic audience. The post Philippines President Duterte claims China threatened war over Sea China Sea dispute appeared first on The Duran.

BREAKING: Iranian President Rouhani re-elected

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 18 hours ago
Iranian voters chose a reliable, moderate candidate who has proved himself to be a stalwart opponent of Saudi and Israeli aggression. The post BREAKING: Iranian President Rouhani re-elected appeared first on The Duran.

5 REAL stories hidden from view by ‘Russiagate’

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 18 hours ago
The mainstream media has ignored these key developments while peddling nonsense about Russia. The post 5 REAL stories hidden from view by ‘Russiagate’ appeared first on The Duran.

Wellman and Rajan on the Ethics of Automated Trading

Ethical Technology - 19 hours ago
In this episode, IEET Affiliate Scholar John Danaher is joined by Michael Wellman and Uday Rajan. Michael is a Professor of Computer Science & Engineering at the University of Michigan; and Uday is a Professor of Business Administration and Chair and Professor of Finance and Real Estate at the same institution. Their conversation focuses on the ethics of autonomous trading agents on financial markets. We discuss algorithmic trading, high frequency trading, market manipulation, the AI control problem and more. Listen Here

Two Syrians apprehended in Lebanon for aiding jihadist factions

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:50 A.M.) – The Lebanese security forces arrested two Syrian nationals suspected of having terrorist links the Beqa’a Governorate, the National News Agency of Lebanon reported on Friday. “State Security in the Bekaa arrested a Syrian (Ahmed Sh. M) for recording and broadcasting a raid by one of State Security patrols via social […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

A group is making British history in a bid to get Corbyn elected [VIDEO]

Steve Topple at The Canary - 19 hours ago
The grassroots campaign group Momentum is now going all-out to secure a Labour victory on 8 June. Its tactics may seem familiar to many, as they were used in Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign in the US. But it’s the group’s use of IT which is really groundbreaking. As the methods have never been used in […]


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 19 hours ago
Ground Zero Wars: The Fight to Reveal the Lies of the EPA in the Wake of 9/11 and Clean Up Lower Manhattan From Jenna Orkin Details leaked about the White House's upcoming education budget include proposals to cut science programs and student aid Swedish prosecutors are dropping their investigation into Julian Assange — but he's not a free man yet Finland, Norway, and Sweden are conducting a massive air exercise amid Russia tensions France's Macron takes his first trip outside Europe to address the fight against extremism in Mali Journalists drink too much, are bad at managing ... more »

Mapping The World's Population

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *WNU Editor:* The above image is from Zero Hedge .... *Mapping The World's Population.*

A Decade of HPV Vaccine Horror Stories from the Press

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 20 hours ago
By Anne Dachel These stories are from the U.S., Britain, and Japan. So where were the crusading journalists who looked into the suffering and death connected to this supposedly lifesaving vaccine? Many people wrote about HPV vaccine injuries but the...

Senator Richard Pan Fails to Defend The Hate Speech on His Facebook Page

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 20 hours ago
Thanks to Joshua Coleman for this FOX News video of Senator Richard Pan.

The BBC just changed a headline to make it less critical of Theresa May’s government

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 20 hours ago
Astute readers noticed that the BBC changed a headline of a story on Friday 19 May, to make it less critical of the government. But then later appeared to change it back to the original. A tale of two headlines The story, authored by Hugh Pym, reports that the government has chosen to delay the release […] The post The BBC just changed a headline to make it less critical of Theresa May’s government appeared first on The Canary.

Respectful drivers stop traffic to let mama and baby moose cross the road in Alaska

White Wolf at White Wolf - 20 hours ago
*What's cooler than seeing a moose in the wild? Seeing a baby moose and a mama moose strolling down a highway together.* The person who filmed this adorable video spotted the pair walking alongside a highway in Homer, Alaska. What happened next just could not be avoided. "My wife and I were driving home and saw a baby and mama moose next to the highway and we decided to stop to let them cross the roadway," he said. "They decided to walk down the lane we were driving on. About a minute of trailing them at a slow 3 mph, my wife who was driving told me that this would be a good oppor... more »

Time Magazine is no longer going in for subtlety.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 20 hours ago
Look, they even animated it. TIME’s new cover: How Trump’s loyalty test is straining Washington https://t.co/4ZQG16wS8f pic.twitter.com/tnng9Wy6km — TIME (@TIME) May 18, 2017 Well you can't say it's not accurate.

Quantum mechanics is another example of deductive reasoning

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
*Objectivity of the truth is separate, unnecessary, and non-existent* For various psychological, metaphysical, and quasi-religious reasons, many people find it insanely hard to understand an extremely simple fact – namely that quantum mechanics allows you to reason to pretty much the same extent (when it comes to the applicability) as classical physics did before the birth of quantum mechanics; but it fundamentally rejects the idea that there are statements about Nature that are objective in character. I say it's simple and it really is. The point is that the laws of a quantum mecha... more »

Russian Embassy Says Hillary Clinton Murdered Seth Rich

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
#WikiLeaks informer Seth Rich murdered in US but 🇬🇧 MSM was so busy accusing Russian hackers to take notice. pic.twitter.com/0XVezTyfHM — Russian Embassy, UK (@RussianEmbassy) May 19, 2017 *WNU Editor:* Zero Hedge has more details on this story .... *Russian Embassy Implicates Hillary In Tweet Asking: "Who Killed Seth Rich?"* (Zero Hedge). Mediaite condemns this coverage .... *Russian Govt Mocks Election Investigation by Tweeting Debunked Seth Rich Murder Conspiracy *(Mediaite). What's my take .... the Russians are trolling the U.S. media (and Hillary Clinton). As to the Seth Ri... more »

Leakers beware: Donald Trump has utterly defeated the disloyal coteries of the US intelligence community

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Read this analysis. Also understand that for the past four months, the Donald has unleashed investigators and has surely been organising cases against the whole political establishment we all know and love. It is not possible that he has not done this. In the meantime he has been allowing the false news crowd to hang themselves. What is been set up is the takedown of the Deep State alongside the Elite Pedophile conspiracy. Certain obvious actions have been ready but not triggered. Low level pedophile arrests numbering hundreds have taken place simply because they had b... more »

Marine Le Pen: The French Election Was Rigged

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: The rigged French election was stolen from Le Pen by the establishment who were determined to install Macron by hook or by crook.] A third of the votes cast were spoiled. Crudely at that. This was a strongly contested election and a strong turnout was inevitable. Yet a third are somehow spoiled? Worse, the vote spread is way too wide. Folks do not shift that strongly either. So it is plausible that the whole game was deliberately rigged out to prevent Le Pen from becoming the president. What will be needed is an international observer system put in place prior to the ne... more »

Physicist Richard Feynman Discredits Greenhouse Gas Theory

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
What i find interesting is his observation that two systems explain the existing temperature regime and that they are mutually exclusive and cannot both be right. More important than either i suspect is that the earth's crustal rocks are not cold at all or particularly hot. In fact deeper heat is slowly leaking through the surface to sustain the present temperature regime which is thus tightly linked to water as the rock is wet. After that the atmosphere is an exchange mechanism with a temperature controlled pot and an open lid allowing surplus heat to escape. Mo... more »

Kolbrin - The Book of Gleanings - Chpt 11 - Teachings of Yosira

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
We read here what has to be the establishment of what we understand as a priesthood. It is also clearly a source text for the teachings of Moses to some degree or the other. As understood, our core text is an Egyptian library and also surely the Atlantean library as well. We start to have laws held out similar in the manner of the first texts of the Hebrew Bible. The art of metal working remains largely secret and even weaving needs to be taught. Thus we are describing the early days of the rise of organized communities. I do think that the Hebrew Bible was fully written afte... more »

Musical Interlude: Deuter, “Loving Touch”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
Deuter, “Loving Touch” - https://www.youtube.com/ “Music expresses that which can not be put into words and that which cannot remain silent” - Victor Hugo (1802-1885) “Music… a kind of inarticulate, unfathomable speech, which leads to the edge of the Infinite.” - Carlyle (1795-1881 “The highest goal of music is to connect one’s soul to their Divine Nature, not entertainment”. - Pythagoras (569- 475 BC)

Pentagon Has Stepped Up Communication With The Russian Military Over Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Defense Secretary James Mattis informally speaks to the media before holding a press briefing at the Pentagon to update the media on the campaign against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, May 19, 2017. DoD photo by Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class Dominique A. Pineiro *Washington Post:* *As Syria war enters new phase, U.S. looks to expand communications with Russia* The Pentagon has stepped up communication with the Russian military over Syria, a top official said Friday as the Trump administration lays plans for future operations likely to thrust U.S. forces closer to Russian and ... more »

President Donald Trump Has Ordered The Pentagon to "Annihilate" The Islamic State In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Task & Purpose:* *Mattis Plans To Unleash An ‘Annihilation Campaign’ On ISIS* The noose is tightening around ISIS’s neck — and Secretary of Defense James Mattis has a plan to finish the job. Speaking at the Pentagon on Friday, Mattis announced that President Donald Trump had ordered DoD officials to conduct an “accelerated operation” against ISIS, focused on “encircling” ISIS fighters in the strongholds, before executing major ground and air strikes against militant targets, Reuters reports. “[Trump] directed a tactical shift, from shoving ISIS out of safe locations in an attri... more »

Last rebel bastion in Homs officially under Syrian Army control

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – The last batch of militants and their families departed from the Al-Wa’er District of Homs City for rebel-held parts of northern Syria, a military source reported to Al-Masdar News. The twelfth batch of militants and their families being transported from Al-Wa’er, today, are the last group to leave the district, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Voting hours extended in Iran for third time

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
(IRNA) Interior Minister Abdolreza Rahmani Fazli said that voting for presidential and local elections in Iran has been extended for the third time stressing that polling will definitely end at 12pm local time (7:30pm GMT). He said that based on the elections law, polling time can only be extended by the midnight. The decision was […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrischer Flüchtling in Deutschland wegen IS Mitgliedschaft zu fünf Jahren Haft verurteilt (Video)

Henri Feyerabend at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
DAMASKUS, SYRIen (23:10) – Ein deutsches Gericht verurteilte einen syrischen Flüchtling zu fünf Jahren Haft auf Grund seiner Mitgliedschaft beim so genannten Islamischen Staat (IS), der Beihilfe zur Planung eines terroristischen Anschlags in Deutschland und dem 149fachen Verstoß gegen das Kriegswaffenkontrollgesetz. Der 20-jährige Shaas Muhammad wurde am Freitag vom Kammergericht Berlin entsprechend der Anklage schuldig […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army, Hezbollah make significant push towards Iraqi border

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), alongside Hezbollah and the National Defense Forces (NDF), made a big push into the rebel-held parts of east Damascus, Friday, targeting the Dakwah area near the Tishreen Power Plant. According to Al-Masdar’s Damascus correspondent, Ibrahim Joudeh, the Syrian Arab Army and their allies advanced in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

UN calls for avoiding escalation of Syrian conflict following US airstrike

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
(TASS) The United Nations is not in a position to independently confirm reports about the US airstrike on the Syrian pro-government militias, UN Deputy Spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters on Friday. According to him, the UN secretariat is “aware of media reports that an anti-daesh coalition struck a convoy of the Syrian army and pro-government […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US-backed rebels lose large chunk of territory to Syrian Army in east Sweida

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), alongside several paramilitary units, captured a large chunk of rebel-held territory in the eastern countryside of Al-Sweida, a military source told Al-Masdar last night. According to the military source, the Syrian Arab Army and their allies seized more than 60 square kilometers of territory in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US is using terrorists to fight Syrian government: Lavrov

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
The new strike by the US Air Force in Syria confirms Washington’s intention to use the Jabhat al-Nusra terrorist group (outlawed in Russia) for the fight against Bashar Assad’s government, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov told reporters on Friday. Moscow is concerned over differences in understanding the need to unite those who indeed fight on […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Christian - Muslim Violence Explodes In Central African Republic

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*ABC News/AP*: *20,000 flee latest fighting in Central African Republic* Gunmen looted humanitarian compounds as fighting gripped the Central African Republic town of Bria while more than 20,000 people have fled to a nearby U.N. peacekeeping base, authorities said Friday. Concerns are mounting that sectarian violence is again spiraling out of control in the country, even in places that previously were spared during the conflict that began in late 2013. At least 20 people have been killed and several dozen wounded since the unrest in Bria began on Tuesday, said U.N. mission spokesm... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Recap of the landmark Iran nuclear deal signed in 2015 pic.twitter.com/LHx66uwqX6 — AFP news agency (@AFP) May 19, 2017

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani Has Been Re-Elected In Today's Presidential Vote

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:* *Rouhani leads Iran presidential race, expected to win: source* President Hassan Rouhani has an unassailable lead in Iran's presidential election, an Iranian official source told Reuters on Saturday, citing an early unofficial tally, and is on course to defeat his hardline rival Ebrahim Raisi. "It's over, Rouhani is the winner," the source said on condition of anonymity. Rouhani had won 21.6 million votes, compared to 14 million for Raisi, with 37 million votes counted, the source added. There were about four million more votes still to be tallied, the source said. Mo... more »

A Particularly Lunatic Week for Climate Alarmism

Alan Carlin at Carlin Economics and Science - 1 day ago
The Climate Industrial Complex (CIC) cannot be accused of thinking small. At the state level, The approval of California bill SB52 by both houses of the state legislature means carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions must be lowered to levels 40% below levels measured in 1990. This is expected to necessitate the development of massive numbers of […]

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* An S-400 Triumf anti-aircraft weapon system reloaded during the combat duty drills of the Anti-Aircraft Missile Troops in Moscow Region. © SPUTNIK/ GRIGORIY SISOEV *WNU Editor*: The above picture is from this photo gallery .... *Russian Anti-Aircraft Missile Troops Hold Drills in Moscow Region* (Sputnik).

The Poet: Rod McKuen, "A Cat Named Sloopy"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"A Cat Named Sloopy"* "For awhile the only earth that Sloopy knew was in her sandbox. Two rooms were her domain. Every night she'd sit in the window among the avocado plants waiting for me to come home, my arms full of canned liver and love. We'd talk into the night then, contented, but missing something. She the earth she never knew, me the hills I ran while growing bent. Sloopy should have been a cowboy's cat, with prairies to run, not linoleum, and real-live catnip mice, no one to depend on but herself. I never told her, but in my mind I was a midnight cowboy even then. R... more »

Mysterious Russian Satellites On The Move After Being Idle For One Year

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*David Axe, Daily Beast:* *Russia’s ‘Killer Satellites’ Re-Awaken* *The trio of mysterious spacecraft were idle for at least a year. Now they’re zooming toward foreign satellites again—and no one really knows why.* A trio of mysterious Russian government satellites startled space experts when, shortly after blasting into low orbit between 2013 and 2015, they began dramatically changing their orbits, demonstrating a rare degree of maneuverability for small spacecraft. Now after being idle for a year or more, two of the mystery-sats are on the move again. On April 20, 2017, one of t... more »

Can Far Right GOP Crackpot Joe Gale Take Down Pat Meehan In A PA-07 Primary?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Pennsylvania Republicans Gale and Meeham* Pat Meehan is a pretty ho-hum Republican member of Congress-- someone I'd call a back-bencher or, in a feistier mood, a knee-jerk GOP zombie. He's cautious not to freak out independent voters in his swingy ultra-gerrymandered suburban district outside of Philly, with pieces of Delaware, Montgomery, Chester, Berks, and Lancaster counties. Obama beat McCain there and then Romney narrowly bested Obama 50-49%. Last year, the district swung back towards the Democrats as Hillary beat Trump 49.3% to 47.0%. Patrick Meehan, a Bush-appointed US Atto... more »

Hollywood Insider Speaks Out, Claims a Global Pedophile Ring Controls Hollywood

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Matt Agorist* - He left the feature film, television, and commercial production scene because he says it is rife with pedophilia. The post Hollywood Insider Speaks Out, Claims a Global Pedophile Ring Controls Hollywood appeared first on Waking Times.

Musical Interlude: Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind: "Shadows of White - Transients of Corona"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Music by Chuck Wild, Liquid Mind: "Shadows of White - Transients of Corona" Images courtesy of the Solar Dynamics Observatory, Goddard Space Flight Center, The Hubble Space Telescope, European Southern Observatory, ESA and NASA. - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2zu1gf9Pus&feature=g-vrec

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Is this what will become of our Sun? Quite possibly. The bubble of expanding gas pictured below is the planetary nebula PK 164 +31.1, the remnants of the atmosphere of a Sun-like star expelled as its supply of fusion-able core hydrogen became depleted. Visible near the center of the nebula is what remains of the core itself- a blue-hot white dwarf star. This particularly photogenic planetary nebula shows intricate shells of gas likely expelled at different times toward the end the star's demise, and whose structure is not fully understood. *Click image for larger size.* This deep i... more »

"How to Protect Your Energy"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"How to Protect Your Energy"* By Judith Orloff MD “As you go through the intuitive healing process you need to know: each of us has our own special power. We carry it within; it waits to be awakened. Call it your inner self, your spirit, or light–however conceived, you must meet and come to know your core-essence. The source of all intuition, it is your fiercest ally and advocate against danger. By connecting with this part of yourself you’ll mount confidence, feel safer in the world. Then whatever or whoever crosses your path–even the devil incarnate–will be no match for your res... more »

Carbon Dioxide in perspective by The Galileo Movement

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on Sierra Foothill Commentary: Australia is part of our planet and, “What Goes Around, Comes Around” so …… Interesting, simple, 3-minute presentation of the CO2 issue. A physical model used to illustrate something that is totally lost on almost every American. Watch this video and become one of the people in the know!…

UNRWA: Humanitarian Situation in Gaza ‘Tragic’. The Genocide & Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians by Israel

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Zionist ‘666’ Israel is a Satanic counterfeit. It is NOT the Israel of the Bible! Published on May 17, 2017 The Gaza Strip cannot provide for the basic needs of its residents under a decade-long Israeli blockade. As our correspondent Hala Alsafadi says, a UN official has told a Gaza presses that the situation is […]

Harvard Study Reveals Huge Extent of Anti-Trump Media Bias

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Harvard Study Reveals Huge Extent of Anti-Trump Media Bias by Heat Street Staff, https://heatst.com/ A major new study out of Harvard University has revealed the true extent of the mainstream media’s bias against Donald Trump. – Academics at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy analyzed coverage from Trump’s first 100 days in office […]

Palestinians Express Anger Over Killing of Young Man by Israeli Settler

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on May 19, 2017 Israeli regime forces have attacked a demonstration in the occupied West Bank injuring nine Palestinians. Israeli troops opened live fire and used rubber bullets on the protesters near the Qalandia checkpoint in occupied Jerusalem al-Quds. The protest was held in solidarity with a mass hunger strike in Israeli jails. The […]

VIDEO: CIA Analyst Destroys MSM, Democrat & Deep State Attacks On Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on May 19, 2017 Alex Jones analyzes video of CIA Analyst Michael Scheuer as he destroys every leftist Anti-american talking point that lame BBC tele prompter reading puppet can throw at at him. end

92% of CNN’s Programming Dedicated to Trump-Bashing

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on May 19, 2017 A team of analysts from Newsbusters.org studied a 20-hour period of programming on CNN (from 4am until 11pm on Friday, May 12, 2017). They discovered that 92% of the news network’s entire airtime was filled with discussion of the Trump administration, the vast majority of which was cast in a […]

Kucinich: ‘Deep State’ Trying to ‘Destroy the Trump Presidency’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Kucinich: ‘Deep State’ Trying to ‘Destroy the Trump Presidency’ by http://insider.foxnews.com/ Former Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) said Americans must put party politics aside and acknowledge that the federal government is “under attack from within.” – Kucinich said the “deep state” within the bureaucracy is trying to “destroy Donald Trump’s presidency.” He said there is a “politicization” […]

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