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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.

Monday, May 22, 2017

22 May - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

12:11 am MDT  23 May

Theresa May’s campaign would make any dictator proud. And we should all be very worried

Emily Apple at The Canary - 13 hours ago
Theresa May’s election campaign has been dogged by the tight control she’s asserting over her message. From locking local journalists in a room to refusing to engage in a live TV debate, she’s earned the nickname “Kim Jong-May”. But further evidence of how she’s controlling the press and proposals in the Conservatives’ manifesto are chilling. […] The post Theresa May’s campaign would make any dictator proud. And we should all be very worried appeared first on The Canary.

CAIR Supports Black Lives Matter in Police Shooting Verdict in Oklahoma

Steve Byas at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: cair-supports-black-lives-matter-in-police-shooting-verdict-in-oklahoma] A jury that included three blacks found police officer Betty Shelby not guilty of shooting and killing a black man named Terence Crutcher in September of last year in Tulsa, Oklahoma, but CAIR and BLM are noneltheless using the case to imply racism.

Trump Considers Joe Lieberman for FBI Director

Bob Adelmann at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: trump-considers-joe-lieberman-for-fbi-director] It would be hard to find someone less qualified and more dangerous to fill the slot of FBI director than former senator from Connecticut Joe Lieberman, but Trump interviewed him anyway.

10 Music Legends Who Were Killed By Big Pharma and the War On Drugs

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: drug]Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell just joined a lengthy list of iconic musicians-turned-victims of the dual demon that is the drug war and Big Pharma.

Dept Humiliates Woman on Facebook Who Called Police for Help in ‘Intimate Situation’

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: facebook]A sheriff's department thought it would be funny to publicly humiliate a woman on Facebook who called them for help in a private matter, they were wrong.

The Dying Fossil Fuel Industry

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
*The classic shape of an economic bubble (source). Notice "New Paradigm" at the top, the point at which market participants decide "this can go forever." Big Oil CEOs think nothing can topple the technology that turns fossil fuel into energy — that **unlike every other technology in history, their technology will never be replaced.* *by Gaius Publius* *Whom the gods would destroy, they first make mad.* *—Sophocles (tr. Longfellow)* We've written before about the coming crisis in the fossil fuel industry, the one that extracts oil, gas and coal from deep in the earth so it can be b... more »

Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Raytheon are the Big Winners in Saudi Arabia's Massive Military Buildup

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, Middle East* What didn't they buy? Additional details are emerging about President Donald Trump’s $109.7 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia that was formally signed on May 20. Some of the big winners in the deal include defense industrial giants Lockheed Martin, Boeing and Raytheon among others. The massive arms deal had been in the works for the past two years and was coordinated via the U.S.-Saudi Arabia Threat-Based Security Cooperation Working Group. Lockheed Martin garnered a substantial portion of the massive deal. Altogether, the company nette... more »

Will Trump Be Israel's Redeemer?

Steven N. Simon, Dana H. Allin at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Steven N. Simon, Dana H. Allin* *Politics, Middle East* [image: Donald Trump at the 2014 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC). Flickr/Creative Commons/Gage Skidmore] Given the apparent continuities between the Obama and Trump administrations, what’s new? Having steered his new administration, with record speed, into scandal and dysfunction, Donald Trump is now on his first foreign trip as president. He sets down today in Israel, his second stop after a weekend in Saudi Arabia. The Israeli Right, in firm control of the country, heralded Trump’s surprise election as the... more »

Netanyahu Can't Predict What Trump Will Do Next

Shai Feldman at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Shai Feldman* *Politics, Middle East* [image: Donald and Melania Trump with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sara Netanyahu. Flickr/The White House] A friend is coming to visit—so why all the anxiety? During his campaign for the U.S. presidency, Donald Trump repeatedly stressed that Israel does not have a better friend than himself. So why has the level of anxiety in Jerusalem regarding the president’s visit this week reached such heights? Actually, the anxiety is perfectly understandable given that it is rooted in important recent developments in Washingt... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 13 hours ago
Trump is very Jewish. *King David Hotel, 1946.* Trump is staying at the King David Hotel, which was previously bombed by Jewish terrorists. *Above we see Melania Knavs, whose father, Viktor Knavs, is a Communist and whose mother, Amalija Ulcnik, has a Jewish name. Melania Knavs is the wife of Donald Trump. Donald Trump's father-in-law is a Communist.* A recent report found that 1,000 teenage girls are involved in prostitution in Israel. The Elem NGO notes there are also underage boys and transgender teens involved. Dozens of men were arrested for using the services of an unde... more »

Ex-PhD candidate sues advisor, school: Colorado prof “poisoned the well” after research dispute

Andrew P. Han at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A former University of Colorado Boulder graduate student is suing his ex-advisor for defamation after being shooed out midway through his doctoral program. Robert Roscow says he had to leave CU Boulder’s department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EBIO) in the fall of 2016 with only a master’s degree after fish evolution researcher David Stock dropped […] The post Ex-PhD candidate sues advisor, school: Colorado prof “poisoned the well” after research dispute appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The exact moment that Donald Trump joined the Illuminati.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 13 hours ago
Courtesy of The Hill: *Trump, daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump and son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner all toured the new Global Center for Combatting Extremist Ideology, which aims to combat militant ideology and messaging. * *Trump then participated in a grand opening of the center with the Saudi king, culminating in the two leaders, along with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, placing their hands on a glowing globe. A photo of the opening quickly went viral on Twitter.* You often hear the term "the image that broke the internet," but this one may have come as ... more »

Monday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 13 hours ago
Miscellaneous material for your Monday reading. - Paul Krugman criticizes the use of non-compete agreements to trap workers at low wage levels with no opportunity to pursue comparable employment - as well as the Republicans' insistence on pushing employer-based health care which further limits workers' options: At this point, in other words, noncompete clauses are in many cases less about protecting trade secrets than they are about tying workers to their current employers, unable to bargain for better wages or quit to take better jobs. This shouldn’t be happening in America, and ... more »

As Labour surges in the polls, the establishment media enters full panic mode [IMAGES]

James Wright at The Canary - 13 hours ago
As Labour’s polling climbs to 35%, Tony Blair’s winning vote-share in 2005, the establishment media has entered full panic mode. And except for The Guardian, several outlets have misrepresented a Sky interview with Jeremy Corbyn. The ubiquitous smear Asked about the actions of the IRA by interviewer Sophy Ridge, the Labour leader said: Bombing is […] The post As Labour surges in the polls, the establishment media enters full panic mode [IMAGES] appeared first on The Canary.

Google Doodle Honors Mohawk Native American Activist Richard Oakes

White Wolf at White Wolf - 13 hours ago
Richard Oakes was a Mohawk Native American activist who promoted the idea that Native peoples have a right to sovereignty, justice, respect, and control over their own destinies. Google Doodle is marking what would have been the 75th birthday of American Indian rights activist Richard Oakes, who campaigned for the rights and freedoms of Native Americans throughout the 1960s and '70s. Google's artwork depicts Oakes, who was one of the earliest leaders of the American Indian rights movement, near important places in his life, such as Akwesasne reservation, Alcatraz Island and Pit Rive... more »

Tories use reverse psychology to discourage young people from voting

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 14 hours ago
Today is the last day that you can register to vote. The Tories don’t want young people to vote, as young people by and large don’t vote for people who look like they could play The Child Catcher in a David Lynch directed reboot of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. So to discourage young people from […] The post Tories use reverse psychology to discourage young people from voting appeared first on The Canary.

Labour just played the Tories at their own game and won. Big time [IMAGE]

Tracy Keeling at The Canary - 14 hours ago
The Labour Party just played the Conservatives at their own game. And the former won, big time. Searching for answers The Conservative Party’s manifesto proposal on social care has gone down like a lead balloon with the public. The party’s manifesto laid out plans to recover all costs of social care from people with over […] The post Labour just played the Tories at their own game and won. Big time [IMAGE] appeared first on The Canary.

The Bug Battle just heated up as ‘superbugs’ ride the tube

Ben Janaway at The Canary - 14 hours ago
Researchers testing the London Underground, taxis, and buses have found nine strains of antibiotic resistant superbugs. The bacteria are usually caused by poor antibiotic use and are spread through contact. They were found most in Victoria Station. Although these bugs are usually harmless to most people, those with poor immune systems or those already sick […] The post The Bug Battle just heated up as ‘superbugs’ ride the tube appeared first on The Canary.

World News Briefs -- May 22, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
U.S. President Donald Trump (C) sits next to Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) and Israel'sPresident Reuven Rivlin during a welcoming ceremony to welcome Trump at Ben Gurion International Airport in Lod near Tel Aviv, Israel May 22, 2017. REUTERS/Amir Cohen *DW:* *Trump, Israeli leaders pledge Middle East cooperation* *US President Donald Trump has landed in Israel as part of his first foreign trip since taking office. Trump arrived fresh from inking a 12-figure arms deal with Saudi Arabia.* President Reuven Rivlin told his US counterpart, Donald Trump, that Israel wa... more »

George Soros Indicted for Election Hacking?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
A doctored image was used to spread the false claim that George Soros was indicted for election tampering.

Used Clothing Store Gets Surprise Donation of Marijuana

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
A Minnesota secondhand store received an unexpected donation of "dozens" of bags of marijuana.

Four Climbers Die Near Top of Mount Everest in Tragic Weekend

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
Expedition organizers said on 21 May 2017 that an American climber died near the summit and an Indian climber was missing after a successful ascent of Everest.

Trump Briefly Sees Country Star Toby Keith’s Saudi Show

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
Toby Keith played a free concert in Riyadh, which was open to men only.

Woman Calls Cops Worried Semen in Thermos Might Explode

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
A Florida woman called police after she became concerned a thermos containing semen and dry ice might explode.

Can Ancestry.com Take Ownership of Your DNA Data?

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
An experienced attorney's blog post has caused widespread concern.

APNewsBreak: Source Says Flynn to Invoke 5th Amendment

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
Former national security adviser Mike Flynn is expected to invoke his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination before the Senate Intelligence committee on 22 May 2017.

Startling Video Shows Sea Lion Snatching Girl from Pier

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
A college student has startling video of a sea lion snatching a girl off a dock and yanking her into the water on Canada's West Coast.

Was Trey Gowdy’s Son Found Dead in a Dumpster?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
The latest in an ongoing series of hoaxes targeting Rep. Trey Gowdy involved a false claim his son was found dead in a Washington, D.C. dumpster.

Are we headed for a long, hot summer of riots and mayhem?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*some people think so.* I don't. Before you start thinking that my opinion is based on a bunch of facts, statistics, brilliant analysis, and weather charts allow me to say it's none of the above. It's based only on a "feeling." I have a sense that the libtards are getting tired of protests, marches, and silly pink hats. That doesn't mean the lower classes won't find an excuse - any excuse, to loot and destroy, but it won't be based on anything political. It's just what many of them do. Recent brawls in the nicer neighborhoods of St. Paul, MN by "teens", "youths", and "young p... more »

Iran responds to Trump’s anti-Iranian rhetoric

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Iran sets the record straight. The post Iran responds to Trump’s anti-Iranian rhetoric appeared first on The Duran.

The liberal left has succeeded in turning Americans against Islam

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
After 9/11 the America right got justifiably worried--the American left got deviously manipulative and dishonest. The post The liberal left has succeeded in turning Americans against Islam appeared first on The Duran.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 22, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Kim Jong-un has approved North Korea's intermediate-range ballistic missile for deployment. (Reuters/KCNA) *ABC News Online*: *North Korea: Kim Jong-un says ballistic missile ready for 'action' after test* North Korean leader Kim Jong-un says the intermediate-range ballistic missile that was tested yesterday is ready for "action", according to the reclusive state's news agency. The test was reported by South Korea yesterday, and the KCNA news agency today released a statement claiming the launch was a success. The launch verified the reliability and accuracy of the solid-fuel engi... more »

Roger Stone and Alex Jones pretend outrage at Trump’s U turn on Saudi Arabia to play base

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
Even the two of the most sycophantic supporters of Donald Trump, Alex Jones and Roger Stone have turned on him after his bowing and scraping to Saudi Arabia. Alex Jones seemed to compared Trump to Sauron, the corrupt ruler in the Lord of the Rings, in a caption above a picture showing Trump smiling like a […]

Saudis donate 100 million dollars to Ivanka Trump foundation…

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
As part of a “Spectre” style organized crime gang, the Clintons operated a foundation as a front for cash for favours taking funds from Saudi Arabia among others. Now, as part of a rival “Hydra” gang, Ivanka Trump’s foundation has attracted a “donation” of 100 million dollars from Saudi Arabia. What political favours will the Saudis get […]

‘One orb to rule them all’: image of Donald Trump and glowing globe perplexes internet

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
From The Guardian Photo taken at opening of anti-extremism centre draws comparisons to Hydra, the villainous comic book organisation bent on world domination A startling photograph of Donald Trump, the Egyptian president and Saudi king placing their hands on a glowing orb at a summit in Riyadh has prompted comparisons between the US president and […]

Dr Peter Gøtzsche exposes big pharma as organized crime

Anon at Aangirfan - 15 hours ago
*Have you been conned? Of course not. You knew.* *~~*

Cop Investigated for Forcing Teen Girl to Send Him Nude Photos to Erase a Traffic Ticket

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: photos]A sicko cop was caught via social media, stalking one of his traffic stop victims and demanding she send him nude photos in exchange for leniency.

“Ambushed by ‘Originarios’”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*“Ambushed by ‘Originarios’”* by Bill Bonner "We rode out to one of the high valleys on Sunday. Leading the way were the ranch foreman, Gustavo, and his son, Agostín. Agostín is 10 years old. But he is already a gaucho - sure of himself on a horse…unafraid of the cows…ready to work from sunup to sundown, as long as he can be outside. We passed ruined stone houses and terraces where Indians once planted corn and potatoes; some may have been abandoned a thousand years ago. ‘Not this one,’ said Gustavo, pointing up the hill. ‘My grandfather lived here as a boy. They had a small alfalf... more »

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Above The Clouds”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
Kevin Kern, “Above The Clouds” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgdjnK6I2u0

N.Y. Times Is No Longer Impeachment Keen

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 15 hours ago
I see that the *New York Times*, after months of igniting anti-Trump hysteria to a fever pitch among its readers, is now marching in lockstep behind the Democratic Party leadership. In an abrupt about-face, the newspaper's editorial board is softening, if not abandoning, its campaign to destroy his presidency. Just because the man is impaired is no reason for him to be impeached. Especially not while he is doing the business of the military-industrial complex overseas and selling weapons and American infrastructure deals to the highest foreign bidders. Whenever Donald Trump adopts ... more »

Geopolitical Commentary

LL at Virtual Mirage - 15 hours ago
*Saudi Arabia* The Burkan (Volcano) 1 missile was launched towards Riyadh, but was destroyed 180kms/111 miles south of Riyadh. President Trump's visit to Saudi Arabia has been an unqualified success as the Arab nations in the Middle East look to American leadership as key to beating back the Persians/Iranians/Shiia. Barack Obama favored Iran, obviously, and Iran had incremental success throughout the Middle East during his presidency. Look to the proxy war in Yemen as a bellwether. The Houthi rebellion is backed by, funded by, and equipped by Iran. In a statement carried by the *S... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 216-217 May 20-21 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
Latest map of west Mosul shows that the Iraqi forces are clearing up neighborhoods along Tigris River (Ninewa Media Cell) The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) are taking the last neighborhoods of west Mosul. On May 20, Tamuz 17 was declaredfully cleared by the Federal Police. The ISF said it freed the neighborhood twice before. Similarly Iqtisadin was liberatedfor the thirdtime. Rabiawas a new area taken from the insurgents as well. The next day there was continued fightingin Najar and Bab al-Sinjar was attacked by the Golden Division. The security forces and Ninewa officials agree the... more »

Everyone’s making the same joke about Theresa May’s embarrassing U-turn [TWEETS]

John Shafthauer at The Canary - 15 hours ago
Theresa May has been forced into an embarrassing U-turn over her ‘dementia tax’. Although older people will still have savings and assets taken away from them to fund social care. There’s just potentially going to be a cap on how much that will be. A cap which Theresa May allegedly planned all along. Yet wasn’t […] The post Everyone’s making the same joke about Theresa May’s embarrassing U-turn [TWEETS] appeared first on The Canary.

Can't Sleep? Blame Air Pollution

News Staff at Science 2.0 - Earth Sciences - 15 hours ago
Tablet and phone marketing executives can sleep well tonight. While those devices are commonly blamed for recent sleep problems, beams of pure digital energy shot straight into the eyeballs will do that, a new paper seeks to shore up the failing claim that tiny particulate matter, PM 2.5 (2.5 microns per cubic meter of air), is impacting human health and should be the source of new regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency. read more

The F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Could Have Been Replaced by This Strange Looking Plane

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, * Boeing's X-32. *Chosen in 2001, the F-35 went on to become the largest Pentagon procurement project of all time, and one of the most beset by trouble. The X-32 escaped all of the most significant challenges to the F-35. The X-32 never faced decades of testing and redesign; it never saw massive cost overruns; it was never subjected to an endless series of articles about how it couldn’t out-dogfight an F-16A. Nostalgia for what might have been is common in aircraft competitions, and it’s impossible to say whether the X-32 would have run into the same ... more »

Let the impeachment marches begin!

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
Courtesy of Mic: *On July 2, there will be marches demanding Trump's impeachment in at least a 20 across the country. Organized by a group of activists based in Los Angeles, the nationwide demonstration will demand Democrats take immediate action — that is, if impeachment doesn't come first. * *"We want impeachment," Stephanie Tatro, one of the central organizers of the Impeachment March, said in an interview. "A handful of our reps haven't been shy about speaking out against Trump, and we support them, we want them to continue to take strong action toward impeachment." * *So far... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 15 hours ago
Roger Ailes got quite a sendoff from his only child over the weekend: Friends and family of former Fox News chairman and founding CEO Roger Ailes gathered together and mourned his death Saturday during an intimate service at the St. Edward Roman Catholic Church in Palm Beach, Florida.... “I loved my father,” Ailes’ 17-year-old son, Zachary, told LifeZette. “He considered how much certain people hated him as a measure of success.” Zachary pledged to fight to clear his father’s name after a series of sexual harassment allegations led to his ultimate ouster from Fox News. “I want all t... more »

Fmr Speaker of the House Says Seth Rich Was Assassinated as WikiLeaks Source

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: rich]The former speaker of the house just came forward to say Seth Rich was assassinated for allegedly providing Wikileaks the DNC email database.

Donald of Arabia: A Disgusting Spectacle

Justin Raimondo at 15 hours ago
[image: undefined] Has there been a more disgusting spectacle during the four months of this presidency than the sight of Donald Trump slobbering all over the barbarous Saudi monarch and his murderous family of petty princelings? It’s enough to make any normal American retch, especially when one remembers what Trump said about them during the election: “Saudi Arabia and many of the countries that gave vast amounts of money to the Clinton Foundation want women as slaves and to kill gays. Hillary must return all money from such countries!” And then there was this tweet: “Tell Saud... more »

Will the Trump Administration Overdose on Authoritarianism?

Ron Paul at 15 hours ago
[image: undefined] Last week Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered federal prosecutors in drug cases to seek the maximum penalty authorized by federal mandatory minimum sentencing laws. Sessions’ order represents a setback to the progress made toward restoring compassion and common sense to the sentencing process over the past few years. Sessions’ action also guarantees that many nonviolent drug law offenders will continue spending more time in prison than murderers. Sessions’ support for mandatory minimums is no surprise, as he has a history of fanatical devotion to the drug war.... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin China deliberately crippled CIA operations, killing or imprisoning informants The military's special ops may try to develop 'super soldiers' with performance-enhancing drugs A scientist named George Church has a wild idea to upend evolution — here’s what you should know about him This congressional accounting trick is part of the reason Washington is so divided A Quarter Of American Adults Can't Pay All Their Monthly Bills; 44% Have Less Than $400 In Cash 10 Crazy Conspiracy Theories That Became Conspiracy Facts "Everybody's Freaked" - Washington Nuclear Facili... more »

SpeEdChange: Angela Duckworth's Eugenics - the University of Pe...

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 15 hours ago
This piece was published by Ira David Socol in 2014, and it only gotten truer since. SpeEdChange: Angela Duckworth's Eugenics - the University of Pe...: "The direct result of this inquiry is to make manifest the great and measurable differences between the mental and bodily faculties of... more »

China Claims Methane Hydrates Breakthrough May Lead To Global Energy Revolution

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood China is talking up its achievement of mining flammable ice for the first time from underneath the South China Sea. The fuel-hungry country has been pursuing the energy source, located at the bottom of oceans and in polar regions, for nearly two decades. China’s minister of land and resources, Jiang Daming, […]


Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 15 hours ago
Trump is turning out to be a dangerous clown, one that has been a gift for climate and political-correctness critics, but a dangerous clown nonetheless. The USA is truly frightening, no matter which clown it puts in the window. But the shift towards a more loving USA embrace of Saudi and Israel may well be a preparation for war against Iran, under the pretext of fighting terrorism.

South African Hunter Dies After Zimbabwe Elephant Trampling

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 16 hours ago
Authorities in Zimbabwe say a big game hunter was trampled to death by an elephant on 19 May 2017.

Bill O’Reilly Found Dead at His Long Island Home?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 16 hours ago
Reports on the death of former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly were nothing more than fake news.

Theresa May was asked a question she didn’t know the answer to and completely lost it [VIDEO]

Jessica Gay at The Canary - 16 hours ago
On 10 May during a question and answer session with workers at Linney manufacturing in Mansfield, an audience member asked Theresa May a question about vegan school meals. Without a prepared textbook response, May absolutely lost it. And it showed just how ‘unstable’ she really is. The Q&A During a campaign visit to Linney, in […] The post Theresa May was asked a question she didn’t know the answer to and completely lost it [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

When misconduct occurs, how should journals and institutions work together?

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
When the World Conference on Research Integrity kicks off at the end of this month, one topic that will be on attendees’ minds is how journals and research institutions should collaborate when investigating the integrity of individual publications. That’s because this week, a group of stakeholders from institutions and the publishing world released draft guidelines […] The post When misconduct occurs, how should journals and institutions work together? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Jim Willie: Saudi, Italy ….. Business as Usual?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 hours ago
Jim Willie: Saudi, Italy ….. Business as Usual? by https://ochelli.com/ 05/19/2017 Friday – Jim Willie from GoldenJackass.com Saudi, Italy, business as Usual? Jim Willie delivers a means to understand everything from arms deals, and Vaccines to Agenda 21 and How gold prices are being controlled. Japan, Israel, The USA, The EU, all the players on the grand […]

Eurozone WILL Shrink and Collapse: Shock Report Reveals What Business Leaders REALLY Think

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 hours ago
Eurozone WILL Shrink and Collapse: Shock Report Reveals What Business Leaders REALLY Think by SIMON OSBORNE, http://www.express.co.uk/ MORE than half of European business leaders expect the eurozone to shrink or collapse in coming years, according to a new report. – Most companies want “more of Europe” but “are still doubting, even fearing, the eurozone’s durability in its […]

‘Day of Rage’: IDF Disperses Palestinian Rally Over Hunger Strike with Rubber Bullets & Live Ammo

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 hours ago
Published on May 19, 2017 Clashes broke out between protesters and soldiers from the Israeli forces in the West Bank city of Hebron, Friday, during a rally in support of Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike in Israeli jails entitled ‘Day of Rage’. The protest turned violent as Israeli forces deployed stun grenades and rubber bullets […]

Hollywood Insider Speaks Out, Claims a Global Pedophile Ring Controls Hollywood (VIDEOS)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 hours ago
Hollywood Insider Speaks Out, Claims a Global Pedophile Ring Controls Hollywood (VIDEOS) by MATT AGORIST | THEFREETHOUGHTPROJECT.COM, via http://www.thedailysheeple.com/ Jon Robberson is a sixteen year veteran of Hollywood feature film, television, and commercial production. He worked behind the scenes at all of the major studios and networks; having worked on projects for such notables as Spielberg, Bruckheimer, […]

The Bubbles And Illusions Are About To Be Popped

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 hours ago
Published on May 21, 2017 Trump is traveling now and he is spreading the word that the wars, terrorism is about to end. He is working with many countries to do this. North Korea fired another missile because they are nervous and afraid of the deep state invading. The coalition forces backed by the deep […]

Duterte: ‘West is Just Double Talk, I Want More Ties with Russia & China’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 hours ago
Published on May 21, 2017 The Philippines should have stronger ties with Russia and China, as Western nations are only interested in double talk and disregard Philippines interests, President Rodrigo Duterte told RT and other Russian media ahead of his visit to Moscow. Watch full interview Monday, May 22 on RT. end

13 armored vehicles destroyed by ISIS attack on military base near the border with Iran

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:30 P.M.) – Four ISIS insurgents conducted a special operation behind enemy lines in Diyala province on Sunday, targeting a military base used by Iraqi and US personnel not far from the Iranian border. According to Amaq Agency, the 4 so-called Inghimasi (suicide assault troops) militants managed to sneak into Karkoush military base […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Ahrar Şam karargahına yapılan çifte intihar saldırısında ölenlerin sayısı 30’u aştı

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
Önceki gün, öğle saatlerine doğru Ahrar Şam’ın İdlib’teki en büyük karargahlarından birisi çifte intihar saldırısıyla sarsıldı. Bölgeden gelen raporlara göre; yaklaşık 500 militanın bulunduğu karargaha yapılan çifte saldırıda, ölü sayısı 30’u aşarken onlarca militan da yaralandı. İntihar saldırılarını resmi olarak üstlenen IŞİD; 2 intihar bombacısının patlayıcı kemerlerive motorsikletlere yüklü bombalarla karargaha sızdığını ve saldırıda en az 50 militanın öldüğünü […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

35 civilian casualties following US airstrikes on ISIS-held town in rural Raqqa: Amaq

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:25 P.M.) – With tens of thousands caught in war zones across Raqqa, collateral damage is taking its toll on the civilian population. According to Amaq Agency, 20 non-combattants were killed and 15 wounded on Sunday by US airstrikes on the town of Kaderan in western Raqqa. Al-Masdar News could not independently verify […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In pictures: Syrian Army shoots down three US drones over northern Latakia

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (0:30 A.M.) – Amid increased tensions between Washington and Damascus, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) downed three US-manufactured drones hovering over Syrian airspace in the mountainous Latakia governorate. The three Switchblade drones were shot down by border soldiers of the SAA’s 144th Brigade at the town of Kessab on Sunday. It is not […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

The Latest: Cosby Arrives At Courthouse For Jury Selection

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 16 hours ago
Bill Cosby attended jury selection on 22 May 2017 for an upcoming sexual assault case in Pittsburgh.

Texas Set to Pass Transgender Bathroom Law for Schools

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 16 hours ago
A transgender "bathroom bill" reminiscent of one in North Carolina that caused a national uproar now appears to be on a fast-track to becoming law in Texas - though it may only apply to public schools.

Massachusetts School Backs Off Ban of Hair Braid Extensions

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 16 hours ago
A charter school in Massachusetts suspended a controversial hair rule applied primarily to students of color.

U.S. $350 Billion arms-sale to Saudis cements U.S.-Jihadist alliance

Eric Zuesse at The Duran - 17 hours ago
Good news for Saudi could be bad news for Syria. The post U.S. $350 Billion arms-sale to Saudis cements U.S.-Jihadist alliance appeared first on The Duran.

Here’s why Saudi Arabia and Israel are allies in all but name

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 17 hours ago
Israel and Saudi Arabia both seek to destroy Syria and in doing so, destroy the last bastion of secular, tolerant and modern Arab government that remains totally un-compromised in its foreign and economic policies. The post Here’s why Saudi Arabia and Israel are allies in all but name appeared first on The Duran.


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*The 1 Change the Government Could Make to Drive Down College Prices* Sen. Mike Lee Over the past 20 years, the price of wireless service has fallen 46 percent, the price of software has fallen 68 percent, the price of televisions has fallen 96 percent, and the quality of these services and technologies has improved markedly. But over that same time, the price of college tuition has risen 199 percent, and most parents would agree that the quality has not greatly improved. But if prices typically fall as competition spurs quality advancement, as seen by the technological achi... more »

Democratic Candidates Need To Talk More About Paul Ryan's And The GOP's Dystopian Vision Than About Trump's Insanity

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
Yesterday, writing for *The Hill*, Christina Marcos reported that Republican members of Congress are now afraid angry constituents will kill them or do them physical harm. A growing number of House Republicans are facing physical threats from angry constituents in their districts, leading many to fear for their safety. In the last few weeks alone, the FBI arrested a man threatening Rep. Martha McSally's (R-AZ) life, a woman pursued Rep. David Kustoff (R-TN) in her car, and Rep. Tom Garrett (R-VA) heightened security at a town hall event in response to death threats. Other Repub... more »

Meet the amputees fighting America's longest war

Abigail Fielding-Smith at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 17 hours ago
The US has spent more than $70bn on Afghan security. But the defence against the Taliban is falling to some very unconventional soldiers.

Theresa May performs a massive U-turn on dementia tax. But does nothing to reassure millions of worried voters

Emily Apple at The Canary - 17 hours ago
Theresa May has performed a massive U-turn on her plans for a dementia tax. But it’s also a double whammy for the Prime Minister. Because on the one hand, she looks, in the words of Channel 4 News journalist Michael Crick, like she’s “weak and wobbly”. And on the other, she has done nothing to reassure […] The post Theresa May performs a massive U-turn on dementia tax. But does nothing to reassure millions of worried voters appeared first on The Canary.


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Another Greenie false prophecy: Cocoa* *The price of chocolate was bound to soar as climate change reduced the cocoa crop, was the wisdom of a few years ago. An example here. I rubbished the scare at the time so I am pleased that the latest reports tell of a cocoa GLUT, not a shortage. It's so easy being right when you are contradicting Greenies. They don't understand and don't care about how the real world works so are always getting it wrong* The supply of cocoa is extremely concentrated. According to data from Euromonitor International, Ivory Coast alone accounts for mor... more »

Indonesia’s Strange Kind of Justice

John F. McManus at rss - 17 hours ago
[image: indonesia-s-strange-kind-of-justice] Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, the governor of Jakarta, Indonesia's largest city, recently lost his reelection bid and was also sentenced to prison for saying that the Koran does not forbid Muslims from voting for non-Muslims.

Laying Down The Rules On How War In Space Will Be Fought

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
There is an Outer Space Treaty which acts as international space law, but with the pact celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, legislators are working on an updated model to produce a future-proof version called Milamos - the manual on international law applicable to military uses of outer space *Daily Mail*:* Laying down the law for the real-life Star Wars: Scientists and lawyers draft the first legal manual for space warfare including rules on firing lasers and attacking satellites* * An existing treaty states that outer space is to be used for 'peaceful purposes' * No coun... more »

The Challenge Facing Progressives

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
When it comes to Donald Trump, Robin Sears writes, progressives face the challenge of dealing with a man who lies as easily as he breathes. But progressives face a bigger challenge than Trump: Like U.K. Labour, French Socialists and German Social Democrats — for that matter, much of the progressive democratic world — The Democrats have failed in addressing three transformative changes: job-killing artificial intelligence, globalization’s undermining of national economic decision-making, and climate change. The last is the hardest for progressives, in that the level of public suppo... more »

Who Will Replace the A-10 Warthog?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
TEXTRON'S SCORPION JET COMES LOADED FOR BEAR. IMAGE SOURCE: TEXTRON. *Motley Fool*: *Who Will Replace the A-10 Warthog? Textron Has a 2-in-3 Chance* Textron's secret weapon: The only jet fighter in this competition. Few aircraft in the U.S. Air Force's arsenal attract as much support as the A-10 Thunderbolt II Warthog. In a fit of martial poetry, Mother Jones describes the A-10 as "an unstoppable commercial Learjet with a full-automatic cannon in its nose and an iron bathtub surrounding the cockpit." More laconic, Foxtrotalpha simply states that the A-10 is "the best CAS [close ai... more »

Here is Donald Trump criticizing Hillary Clinton for accepting money from Saudi Arabia. Something that his daughter just did as well.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 18 hours ago
Trump criticizing Hillary for accepting $ from Saudi Arabia. Ivanka's proposed foundation will be taking $100 mill from S.A. and U.A.E. pic.twitter.com/Wt301oZ3Tn — Erick Fernandez (@ErickFernandez) May 21, 2017 Oh yeah taking money from Saudi Arabia is a terrible idea while they are killing gays and mistreating women. So why is Ivanka doing that very same thing? Courtesy of Think Progress: *Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have pledged $100 million to the World Bank’s Women Entrepreneurs Fund, an initiative proposed by first daughter and senior White House adviser Ivan... more »

Another Telegraph Advert For Offshore Wind

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Jillian Ambrose writes up another glowing advertising piece for the offshore wind industry: The sound made by 100 tonnes of steel and carbon fibre rotating 400 feet overhead is surprisingly understated. Each whoosh of the 260 foot blades spans an area the size of the London Eye and generates […]

Indigenous woman wins 50 kilometer race wearing a skirt and sandals

White Wolf at White Wolf - 18 hours ago
Lorena ran “without a hydration vest, without running shoes, without Lycra and compression socks, without any of those gadgets used by the runners of today.” María Lorena Ramírez, considered one of the fastest long-distance runners from the Rarámuri indigenous community in Chihuahua, won the females’ 50-kilometer category of the Ultra Trail Cerro Rojo, in which 500 other runners from 12 countries participated. But unlike her fellow contestants, Lorena completed the course with neither sports equipment nor professional preparation. For clothing she wore a skirt, hat and kerchief. F... more »

Are Venezuela's 5,000 Russian Surface-To-Air MANPADS Missiles Secured?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
A Venezuelan soldier practises on an anti-aircraft artillery simulator as part of a defensive military exercise in conjunction with the general public in Caracas March 14, 2015. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins/File photo *Reuters*: *Exclusive: Venezuela holds 5,000 Russian surface-to-air MANPADS missiles* Venezuela possesses 5,000 Russian-made MANPADS surface-to-air weapons, according to a military document reviewed by Reuters, the largest known stockpile in Latin America and a source of concern for U.S. officials amid the country's mounting turmoil. Venezuela's socialist governmen... more »

Tests For The U.S. Navy's Railgun Are Accelerating

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*The Next Big Future:* *US Railgun is being test fired a few times per hour now and by the end of the year at 10 shots per minute* The US Navy railgun program is making great technical progress according to the Office of Naval Research program manager Tom Boucher. The Navy is now working towards installing railguns at permanent land-based test sites which would provide more and better data for fewer dollars than an ad hoc installation aboard a repurposed fast transport. New 32-megajoule railguns have been installed and fired in Virginia and New Mexico. *Read more* .... *Update:*... more »

YF-23: The Almost Forgotten Plane That Could Have Replaced the F-22 Raptor

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 18 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, * Was it a better fighter? *The F-23 included some characteristics that may eventually find themselves in a sixth generation fighter, or perhaps in the Air Force’s “deep interceptor” intended to support B-21 Raiders on the way to their targets. For example, the V-tail aspect has been mentioned in some of the early conceptualization for a next generation fighter. And Boeing will undoubtedly hearken back to its experience with the F-23 when thinking about its next fighter.* *For years, one of the two YF-23 prototypes sat in the Hangar of Unwanted Plane... more »

Russia vs. China vs. America: The Hypersonic Weapons Arms Race Is Here

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 18 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * The Air Force is aggressively accelerating its hypersonic weapons development effort, following findings from a recent service report identifying Russian and Chinese ongoing hypersonic weapons testing. *Scientists with the Air Force Research Laboratory and the Pentagon's research arm are working to build a new hypersonic air vehicle that can travel at speeds up to Mach 5 while carrying guidance systems and other materials.* *Air Force senior officials have said the service wants to build upon the successful hypersonic flight test of the X-51 Waverider... more »

US Strike on Syrian Forces: The Scramble for Post-Islamic State Syria

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 18 hours ago
*May 22, 2017* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - The recent strike on a Syrian military convoy within Syrian territory by US military forces represents another incremental escalation by Washington within the region, and another example of American unilateral military aggression worldwide. The tactical scope of the attack was relatively limited, but strategically, the stakes particularly along Syria's territorial boundaries have been raised significantly. Regarding the attack, US geopolitical analysts appear unanimous regarding the rhyme and reason behind it. Foreign Policy magazine in a rece... more »

US Deems Thailand "Undemocratic:" US-Backed Opposition Terrorism Follows

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 18 hours ago
*May 22, 2016* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - A bomb was detonated at Phramongkutlao Hospital - a military medical facility in the heart of Thailand's capital of Bangkok - injuring at least 20. The attack was carried out on the third anniversary of a military coup that ousted the regime of Yingluck Shinawatra who openly ran the country as a proxy for her convicted criminal brother, fugitive, and former prime minister, Thaksin Shinawatra. The attack targeted a waiting area where retired military personnel and their families were waiting for medication. *The Usual Suspects* The bombing i... more »

President Trump's Direct Flight To Israel From Saudi Arabia Will Be The First Time That A Plane Will Fly Between The Two Countries

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
SKY News *The Drive*: *Air Force One May Make Historic First Direct Saudi Arabia To Israel Flight* *Hopes for a new, more peaceful middle east may ride on the wings of Air Force One*. Donald Trump is set to make his first international trip as President on Friday. A White House besieged by controversy and federal investigations clearly hopes the excursion abroad can redirect the spotlight while also offering up some much needed positive headlines. One of those may very well be the first disclosed direct flight by any aircraft between Saudi Arabia and Israel. Trump's first stop... more »

Erdogan: a mad sultan or a far-right South American style dictator?

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
In many ways, Turkey's Erdogan is more like the far-right South American dictators of the 1970s and 1980s than he is like an old Ottoman Sultan or a Muslim Brotherhood leader. The post Erdogan: a mad sultan or a far-right South American style dictator? appeared first on The Duran.

This musician put Channel 4’s biased reporting to shame in just 5 words

Jessica Gay at The Canary - 19 hours ago
On 21 May, Channel 4 News posted a video on social media of its interview with musician Rag’n’ Bone Man. The interviewer asked the musician who he would be voting for in the upcoming general election and why. But the interviewer also made the classic error of showing media bias in action. Something which Rag’n’ […] The post This musician put Channel 4’s biased reporting to shame in just 5 words appeared first on The Canary.

We're on our way back to our sprawling campus!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 19 hours ago
*MONDAY, MAY 22, 2017In the meantime, do trees exist?:* Last Friday, we found Paul Krugman's column semi-discouraging. He ended the piece like this: KRUGMAN (5/19/17): In a perverse way, we should count ourselves lucky that Trump is as terrible as he is. *Think of what it has taken to get us to this point—his Twitter addiction, his bizarre loyalty to Flynn and affection for Putin,* the raw exploitation of his office to enrich his family, the business dealings, whatever they were, he's evidently trying to cover up by refusing to release his taxes. The point is that given the charac... more »


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 19 hours ago
The disaster that is Donald Trump, a marionette of the Russians, has re opened the door to a political comeback for crooked Hilary Clinton and her backer George Soros, who is now making huge stock market bets on the speedy end of Trump’s presidency. https://www.welt.de/finanzen/article164786541/Diese-Daten-deuten-auf-ein-Trump-Beben-an-den-Boersen-hin.html http://www.livetradingnews.com/george-soros-betting-president-trump-america-42434.html Soros linked organizations like Ecowas played a key role […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 19 hours ago
Well, I went to Larisa court again today to find out where my original case and the case concerning the perversion of justice is. Lo and behold, Agori Papacosta, the very person who is now implicated in the latest de facto murder attempt using the empty legal forms of justice, has still got my original […]

UFOs in Andalucia: Lights, Vessels and Humanoids Since the Spanish Civil War

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 19 hours ago
*Source: Planeta UFO and Diario ABC AndaluciaDate: 05/20/2017Article by Leo Rama Granada* *UFOs in Andalucia: Lights, Vessels and Humanoids Since the Spanish Civil War* It would seem that UFOs are a forgotten subject, stunted in the 20th century, buried by its own controversial and absurd narrative. Despite the disbelief it continues to produce, it is also true that the UFO phenomenon remains alive and is real, at least to thousands of witnesses of the unexplained, ranging from uneducated peasants to airline pilots with thousands of hours of flying time, rank and much prestige ... more »

"What's the Significance of Life? Who Are We?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"What's the Significance of Life? Who Are We?" * by Meanings of Life "Is human life just a dream, from which we never really awake, as some great thinkers claim? Are we submerged by our feelings, by our loves and hates, by our ideas of good, bad, beautiful, awful? Are we incapable of knowing beyond those ideas and feelings? Listen to Shakespeare and Joseph Conrad: ‧ "We are such stuff As dreams are made on, and our little life Is rounded with a sleep…" - William Shakespeare, "The Tempest" "A man that is born falls into a dream like a man who falls into the sea." - Joseph Conrad, "... more »

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Above The Clouds”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
Kevin Kern, “Above The Clouds” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgdjnK6I2u0

Trump, The Doctor and the Vaccine Scandal Part 2 "I Don't Talk To Fake News"

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
By Anne Dachel Part Two Cathy Newman's two part series on vaccines was really a witch hunt. This was not investigative reporting; Wakefield was demonized, autism as a devastating condition is never addressed—in fact, Newman made Dr. Krigsman, who works...

Trump, The Doctor, Vaccine Scandal and Media Bias on Both Sides of the Pond

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
By Anne Dachel One thing I’ve never heard ANY JOURNALIST say to either Robert Kennedy, Jr. or Andrew Wakefield: “I read your book, and I wanted to have you clarify …? What did you mean when you wrote…?” That goes...

Italian Government Invokes Emergency Powers To Inflict Vaccine Mandates

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
By Pietro Monari Age of Autism is grateful to Pietro for sending in important background to this power abuse. Friday the government passed a bill (yes, the government and NOT the parliament. The government can do that in conditions of...

The unnamed operator of the Guardian’s Twitter account has broken ranks and done something quite heroic [IMAGE]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 20 hours ago
We don’t know the name of the person operating the Guardian Politics Twitter account at the weekend. But what we do know, is that they did more to take on the Tories in one tweet than their paper has this entire election. The tweet heard around the world On Sunday 22 May, Jeremy Corbyn succeeded […] The post The unnamed operator of the Guardian’s Twitter account has broken ranks and done something quite heroic [IMAGE] appeared first on The Canary.

Illinois to name Barack Obama's birthday as an honorary holiday.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 20 hours ago
Courtesy of WGN 9: *The Legislature in Barack Obama’s home state has decided to honor the 44th president’s birthday. * *A plan to mark Obama’s August 4 birthday as an honorary holiday gained approval 87-0 in the Illinois House Friday. The state Senate endorsed the measure in March. It now moves to the Republican governor’s desk. * *The proposal would officially recognize Obama’s efforts to protect the rights of Americans and build “bridges across communities.”* There is of course the slim chance that the Republican governor will refuse to sign the bill, but considering Obama's po... more »

Brazil bus station workers open doors and hearts to homeless dogs

White Wolf at White Wolf - 20 hours ago
A Brazilian bus terminal is using some old equipment to make a new home for three stray dogs who were left out in the cold. As winter approaches in Brazil, employees at the bus depot in Curbitiba took matters into their own hands to keep the canines warm. The dogs can be seen sleeping in old tires and blankets in a Facebook post by local politician Fabiane Rosa. “I never tire of praising the … volunteers who provide these angels, a warm bed in the cold, food every day, fresh water, security,” Rosa wrote on Facebook. The dogs, Max, Pitoco and Zoinho, look happy as they are swaddl... more »

Spain: Government Dossier on the Villalón de Campos UFO (1968)

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 20 hours ago
*Source: Planeta UFO and ORBITA CERODate: 05.21.2017An article by Víctor Velahttp://www.elnortedecastilla.es/valladolid/201701/07/esto-dice-expediente-ovni-20170101194521.html* *Spain: Government Dossier on the Villalón de Campos UFO (1968)* Phones were ringing off the hook that Saturday in 1968: I've seen something strange, there's a strange thing in the sky, it's not an airplane, it has orange lights, it appears to be rising skyward, it suddenly vanished, and it was over in three minutes. There were several witnesses to that phenomenon around 19:15 hours as it disrupted the p... more »

A Sky News host attempts to ‘ambush’ Jeremy Corbyn, and falls flat on their arse [VIDEO]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 20 hours ago
On Sunday morning, Sky News host Sophy Ridge attempted an ‘ambush’ during an interview with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. It did not end well for her. The ambush that never was On Sunday, Jeremy Corbyn succeeded in debunking an attempted smear from Sky’s Sophie Ridge. The Sky host had intended to ambush Corbyn with an […] The post A Sky News host attempts to ‘ambush’ Jeremy Corbyn, and falls flat on their arse [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

Kurdish forces secure 240 kilometers of Euphrates River turf after latest Raqqa push

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:50 P.M.) – On Sunday, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) captured two more villages east of Raqqa after a systematic ‘Euphrates Wrath’ push through weak points in the Islamic State line of defense. Securing isolated areas some 12 kilometers east of Raqqa city, the Kurdish-led SDF were able to impose full control […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

50 casualties for Ahrar Al-Sham as ISIS suicide bombers strike behind enemy lines

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:20 P.M.) – In a newly released statement, ISIS took full responsibility for a twin suicide bombing which rocked an Islamist military base at Tall Al-Toukan in the eastern countryside of Idlib. According to Amaq Agency, two ISIS suicide bombers entered a Ahrar Al-Sham training camp with explosive belts and motorcycle bombs, thus […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

La ciudad de Homs totalmente bajo control gubernamental por primera desde 2011

Inna García at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
La salida de los combatientes que quedaban y sus familias del distrito de al-Wa’er de Homs, el domingo, ha dejado la capital provincial completamente bajo el control del gobierno por primera vez desde 2011. En el curso de los últimos dos meses, los militantes y sus familias de al-Wa’er fueron transportados en doce lotes desde […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Ejército sirio sigue avanzando en el este de Palmira para levantar el asedio de Deir Ezzor

Inna García at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
El Ejército Árabe Sirio (EAS o SAA por sus siglas en inglés) ha realizado hoy un nuevo avance en el campo oriental de Palmira apuntando a las últimas cumbres ubicadas al oeste de los Campos de Gas Arak. Apoyados por fuertes ataques aéreos rusos, la 5ª Legión del Ejército Árabe Sirio y las Fuerzas Tigre, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Ejército sirio entra en Badiya tras capturar el este de Suweida de los enemigos apoyados por EE.UU.

Inna García at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
Justo un día después de los ataques aéreos estadounidenses dirigidos a un convoy del Ejécrio Árabe Sirio (EAS) y aliados en el frente Tanf, las tropas sirias continuarían su avance en el este de Damasco capturando el Centro de Investigación situado al sur de Zaza Junction que se encuentra a lo largo de la carretera Damasco-Bagdad. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Homs City fully under government control for the first since 2011

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – The departure of the remaining militants and their families from the Al-Wa’er District of Homs, Sunday, has left the provincial capital fully under the government’s control for the first time since 2011. Over the course of two months, the militants and their families holed-up in Al-Wa’er were transported in twelve […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Trump calls on Middle East to unite against Iran in fight good versus evil

Henri Feyerabend at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
During the second day of his trip to Saudi Arabia Trump held a speech to leaders of the Middle East, calling for a unified struggle against Iran. The speech was held on a summit in Riyadh with more than 50 political and religious figures of Muslim countries attending on Sunday, May 22, which followed a […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army makes new push from east Palmyra to lift siege on Deir Ezzor

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) made a new push in the eastern countryside of Palmyra, Monday, targeting the last hilltops located west of the Arak Gas Fields. Backed by heavy Russian airstrikes, the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Legion and Tiger Forces, alongside Liwaa Al-Quds (Palestinian paramilitary), attacked the Al-Hikmat Hills […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

The Last

LL at Virtual Mirage - 21 hours ago
*The Last Man* There can only be *ONE NARRATIVE* - and the one put out by *Last Man Standing* wasn't it. It's not surprising that ABC's situation comedy *Last Man Standing* was canceled. The show's star, Tim Allen compared being a conservative in Hollywood to being a Jew in Nazi Germany. You know that didn't fly well with ABC (and the liberal Jews who run the outfit). To be fair, I never watched an episode on TV - only clips on YouTube. But you can look at this and get the gist of the show: I find that words like "Hillary" and "CNN" are so-called trigger words. The liberal elite ... more »

Video surfaced shows that Erdogan watched his security detail attack protesters in DC (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
Did Erdogan order the attack on civilians in the US capital? The post Video surfaced shows that Erdogan watched his security detail attack protesters in DC (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Sergey Lavrov calls on Turkey to stop provoking troubles in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
Sergey Lavrov has called for restraint in regards to Turkey’s actions within Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone The post Sergey Lavrov calls on Turkey to stop provoking troubles in Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone appeared first on The Duran.

Bill Maher bets 100 rubles Trump will be gone before end of 2017 (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
Former Special Assistant to President Trump, Boris Epshteyn, confronts Bill Maher to discuss Trump's political future. The post Bill Maher bets 100 rubles Trump will be gone before end of 2017 (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Conceptual penis drives climate change

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
The 1996 Sokal hoax has shown that the social scientists' journals considered prestigious didn't have any standards, the "research" done by that community had no content, and its editors were indeed unable to distinguish absurd satirical nonsense from something they were ready to call "true scholarship". You could have thought that the publication of Sokal's ludicrous article was an anomalous mistake and nothing of the sort would be repeated because the editors in similar journals would become more cautious. However, this improvement hasn't happened. In fact, it couldn't have happen... more »

Game Changer: Insurance Companies Panic Over Cash-Only Doctors That Make Insurance Obsolete

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
American health care has hopelessly priced itself out of the market or more specifically healthcare insurance has done so. I am quite sure that i can walk into any doctors office and strike a quite respectable cash deal for the service needed. Thus we have doctor driven coops doing what the insurance companies cannot do and that is to provide cost effective healthcare. Obviously mandating the need and dumping operations back onto the doctors provides a competitive system just as universal healthcare in Canada dumped operational control back onto the provinces. It can be done and ... more »

The Forgotten History of the Cherokee Nation before 1838

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: The Forgotten History of the Cherokee Nation before 1838] This is a bit of a read but we have a well worked out chronology to hang on to. In the end,the indians of the Suth East failed to create an effective kingship or confederacy and this allowed both free lancers and corrupt government agencies to act with impunity even when their respective governments rejected their actions. The transition away from tribalism is always messy and stalled by unending blood feuds. This threw the door open for the assertion of federal power through simple expulsion. That it neant ... more »

Theresa May announces she wants to bring back fox hunting

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
I have to say that i am no fan of blood sports, but do wish to see the traditions sustained in some form or the other without incurring the death of the animal. Perhaps it can be done. I do think that bullfighting can be replaced with the Minoan sport of Bull jumping as an example. And we do have successful bull riding and the like in Cowboy country. Recall that this is all bloody dangerous and problematic for that at least. The fox hunt however is barely a sport but a social event on horse back in which a crowd rides cross country in pursuit of a phantom fo... more »

Kolbrin - The Book of Gleanings - Chpt 12 - Rule of Yosira

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
The laws encoded here do appear to conform rather well to customs we are familiar with. Much applies to the needs of the Bronze Age and are unsurprising through familiarity from the general thinking seen in the Hebrew Bible. Again i do remind that this all seems to be written before cities had made their appearance. Thus it applies to the post deluge, pre urban Bronze Age specifically. The urban Bronze Age appeared first in Sumeria as far as we know around 4500 BC which gives us a 10950 - 4500 gap of around 6500 years. What makes this interesting however, actual rule li... more »

New Heights In Systemic Corrupt Science: Another Hockey Stick; Would You Fund For Retracting?

Sascha Vongehr at Science 2.0 blogs - 22 hours ago
Well known: Critical science is career suicide. But* did you know* you are not even allowed to warn the community about* fraud committed yourself*? Welcome to science, where we reject the scientific method because it slows down publications, and call the public stupid for not trusting us. The journal ‘ChemSusChem’ was informed already a year ago about fraud in their journal. 'Chemical Communications' has been informed about manipulations that inflate claims by 300%. read more


Anon at Aangirfan - 22 hours ago
*Robert Maudsley* *Robert Maudsley* is from Liverpool in the UK. *The Liverpool-Southport area is famous for the Beatles, football, 'corrupt police', child abuse and snuff movies*. *SEX ORGIES* *Robert Maudsley* was born in 1953, the fourth child of a Liverpool lorry driver. Maudsley has a genius-level IQ. Maudsley loves classical music, poetry and art. *Friends and family describe him as gentle and kind.* Maudsley spent most of his early years in an orphanage run by nuns. *The Jamie Bulger murder took place in LIVERPOOL.* *Jon Venables drew this picture entitled 'MY DAD'S HO... more »

Seeing the Forest Through the Trees; Political Ideology and Federal Grants are Blinding Climate “Scientists” From Seeking the Truth

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 22 hours ago
The IPCC claims that the oceans are by far the largest heat sink in the climate system. The IPCC claims that the oceans are warming. Data proves the oceans drive atmospheric temperatures, not vice verse. The problem is, the IPCC can’t explain how CO2 warms the oceans. If the IPCC can’t explain how CO2 is … Continue reading "Seeing the Forest Through the Trees; Political Ideology and Federal Grants are Blinding Climate “Scientists” From Seeking the Truth"

Israel Raises Concerns On The $110 Billion U.S. Arms Sale To Saudi Arabia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
US President Donald Trump, left, and Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud take part in a signing ceremony at the Saudi Royal Court in Riyadh on May 20, 2017. ( AFP / MANDEL NGAN) *Times Of Israel*: *After Saudi arms deal, ministers fret about Israel’s military edge* Yuval Steinitz warns Riyadh is a ‘hostile country,’ says Washington should have consulted with Jerusalem before inking agreement. Two Likud ministers on Sunday voiced concern about Israel’s ability to retain its qualitative military edge in the Middle East, in the first government responses to the $110 bill... more »

The Evolution Of The U.S. Military Helmet

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Popular Mechanics*: *How U.S. Military Helmets Went From Stopping Rocks to Stopping Bullets* *Over 100 years, the soldier's helmet has gone from stopping rocks to bullets.* An upcoming exhibit at the Smithsonian highlights one of the most under-appreciated pieces of soldier kit, the infantryman's helmet. The May 20th Military Invention Day event at the National Museum of American History showcases 100 years of helmets and how they went from stopping flying dirt and rockets to a 7.62x39 bullet. The U.S. Army first began using helmets in 1917 upon its entry into World War I. The ... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Man's best friend until the end pic.twitter.com/ozFEyFQNo8 — Military HD (@MilitaryHD) May 21, 2017


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“Your living is determined not so much by what life brings to you as by the attitude you bring to life; not so much by what happens to you as by the way your mind looks at what happens.” - Kahlil Gibran

A Pueblo Indian Prayer

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
"Hold on to what is good, even if it's a handful of earth. Hold on to what you believe, even if it's a tree that stands by itself. Hold on to what you must do, even if it's a long way from here. Hold on to your life, even if it's easier to let go. Hold on to my hand, even if someday I'll be gone away from you." ~ A Pueblo Indian Prayer

This Goo Can Stop Bullets (The Future Of Body Armor?)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Air Force Academy cadet Hayley Weir with professor Ryan Burke. Air Force Academy/Tech Sgt. Julius Delos Reyes *Business Insider*: *An Air Force Academy cadet created a bullet-stopping goo to use for body armor* fter a little more than a year of research and more than 20 attempts to get the right materials, an Air Force Academy cadet and professor have developed a kind of goo that can be used to enhance existing types of body armor. As part of a chemistry class project in 2014, Cadet 1st Class Hayley Weir was assigned epoxy, Kevlar, and carbon fiber to use to create a material tha... more »

Free Download: “Defense Against the Psychopath”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Defense Against the Psychopath”* by Stefan Verstappen “This 30 page booklet excerpted from chapter 1 of “The Art of Urban Survival” is available in booklet form you can download for free and share with friends and family. This is a brief study guide to teach people how to recognize and defend against our society’s most dangerous predators, psychopaths.” - http://www.chinastrategies.com/defense-against-the-psychopath/ *Freely download "Defense Against The Psychopath" here:* - http://www.chinastrategies.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/defenseagainstpsychopath.pdf ◆ Hat tip to Bob Nic... more »

Hundreds march in support of Bahraini Shiite cleric after court’s verdict

BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:35 A.M.) – Hundreds of protesters marched in Manama, Sunday, after Bahrain’s leading Shi’ite cleric was sentenced to a one year suspended jail term for money laundering and and illicit financial operations. The Shi’it cleric, Ayatollah Sheikh ‘Issa Qassem, has been imprisoned by the Al-Khalifa regime for several months, following accusations that the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army advance within 10km of ISIL’s last Aleppo stronghold

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has made a huge push in the eastern countryside of Aleppo recently, liberating a large chunk of territory along the Aleppo-Raqqa Highway. Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army managed to liberate two villages in the Maskanah Plain on Sunday, killing and wounding […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army officially enters the Syrian Badiya after capturing east Suweida’s countryside from US-backed foes

Izat Charkatli at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:16 A.M.) – Just a day after the US airstrikes that targeted a convoy of SAA and allies reinforcements heading to the Tanf front, the Syrian Army would continue its advance in east Damascus capturing the Research Center located south of Zaza Junction that lies along the Damascus-Baghdad Highway. In a parallel development, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Aircrew aboard a C-130 Hercules assigned to the 36th Airlift Squadron circle a Micronesian Island on Dec. 5, 2016. Elizabeth Baker/US Air Force *WNU Editor: *The above picture came from this photo gallery ....* 33 of the best photos from around the US military* (Business Insider).

The Concerned Household Electricity Consumers Council Once Again Calls on President Trump and EPA to Revisit and Revoke the Scientifically Invalid CO2 Endangerment Finding

Alan Carlin at Carlin Economics and Science - 1 day ago
I have previously discussed how important it is for the US Environmental Protection Agency to revisit and revoke the EPA Endangerment Finding for Greenhouse Gases issued in 2009. To date the USEPA has not decided to do so. I have suggested how anyone who pays electric bills can petition the USEPA to do this. What […]

US Special Ops Wants Super Soldiers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Next Big Future:* *Special Ops interested in Drugs and more for Supersoldiers and strength enhancing exoskeleton armor* *US Special Ops is looking to put Captain America Supersoldiers into HALO exoskeleton Armor.* Innovative solutions that will optimize human performance, reduce recovery time, and increase peak performance sustainability, including increased endurance, strength, energy, agility, enhanced senses, provide restorative effects of sleep, and enhance tolerance to environmental extremes. The technologies can be demonstrated through studies that provide proof of concept... more »

A Victory for Liberty: Martha Boneta Named Executive Vice President of Citizens for the Republic

Bonner Cohen, Ph. D. at CFACT - 1 day ago
Martha rose to national prominence in 2014 when legislation strengthening farmers’ rights and named after her – the “Boneta Bill” – was adopted by the Virginia General Assembly and signed into law by the governor.

Show-down in Ireland over Gardasil

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 1 day ago
By John Stone A video from the VaXxed team highlights the controversy involving two of the Republic of Ireland’s most prominent citizens, the veteran philanthropist Jonathan Irwin and the country’s most ambitious young politician, Simon Harris – who at the...

6 reasons why stopping terrorism is so challenging

Gary LaFree, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice, University of Maryland at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Counterterrorism officer at work in Times Square, New York. AP Photo/Kathy Willens A January 2017 PEW survey showed that Americans rate terrorism as the top priority for the Trump administration and Congress. They put the issue ahead of the economy, education, jobs and health care costs. For the past 12 years as Director of the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism, I have worked with colleagues to improve understanding of terrorism by studying its causes and consequences. One of our largest and most extensive projects has involved compiling all ... more »

Mueller's threats to resign reveal his character

Douglas M. Charles, Associate Professor of History, Pennsylvania State University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Former FBI Director Robert Mueller testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington in 2011. AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File On May 17, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed a special counsel to investigate ties between Russia and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign. The man he chose was James Comey’s predecessor as FBI director, Robert Mueller – a man who once said he hoped Comey would succeed him. Mueller served longer as FBI director (2001-2013) than any other except J. Edgar Hoover (1924-1972). Since the appointment, Mueller has been described as tough, a former athlete and a dec... more »

A Total And Complete Ban On Donald J. Trump (And Other White House Personnel) Re-entering Our Country

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*-by Noah* I, Noah, am proposing a total and complete shutdown of so-called President Trump, and his associates, re-entering the United States, until our country’s investigators can figure out what the hell is going on. We have no choice. We have no choice. Until we are able to determine and understand the full extent of the problems and the dangerous threats they pose, our country cannot continue to be the victim of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in their own enrichment and have no sense of reason or respect for us. On Friday, Donald Trump, aka “Don the Con,” aka... more »

Swygert: Loan Servicing Change Could Rock HBCUs

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Any wrong turn, albeit well intentioned, could further jeopardize the fragile state of HBCUs, Dr. H. Patrick Sywgert warned a crowd of several hundred attendees this weekend at “The Grand Boule Forum on HBCUs.”

FAFSA Hacker Targeted Trump Tax Info

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
The person accused of a 2016 attempt to use a web-based FAFSA tool to illegally obtain taxpayer information is a longtime Louisiana-based private investigator who used the tool to target then-presidential candidate Donald J. Trump, court records obtained by Diverse show.

President Trump Touches Glowing Orb With Middle East Leaders

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*ABC News Online*: *Donald Trump: What's actually going on in this picture of the US President touching a glowing orb?* A photograph of Donald Trump with his hands on a glowing orb was one of the most striking images from the US President's weekend visit to Saudi Arabia. Mr Trump, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Saudi Arabia's King Salman gathered around a luminescent sphere, in a tableau which drew comparisons to scenes from Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter on social media. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor: *Needless to say .... this image has gone viral on the web.

This is Sick

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 1 day ago
I'm amused by this story on the reaction to the president's Saudi Arabia speech: ... President Donald Trump is ... taking heat from his avid supporters.... His crime? Calling Islam “one of the world’s great faiths.” That double hit — ducking [the phrase] “[radical] Islamic terrorism” while praising the religion — was not received very well on Twitter.... @trawetsla Trump is the true meaning of an egomaniacal narcissistic power hungry cuck who wants total control — SCROTUS (@_NotFakeNews_) May 21, 2017 .... @PaulVandenburgh Why didnt he say Radica Islamic Terrorism? Not once. Sa... more »

CIA: International & Domestic Terrorism

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
I recently shared some passages from this book while I was about half-way through it. I've just finished reading it and want to share even more. It's a very important book and while few will read the entire thing at least many of you can read some excerpts from it. Douglas Valentine undertook a detailed study and analysis of the CIA's 'Phoenix' program of counterinsurgency in Vietnam. He interviewed many of the key players who created and directed Phoenix. Then Valentine took what he learned from the Vietnam program and shows how it has been refined and implemented in El Salvad... more »

5 Naval Battles That Changed History Forever

James Holmes at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*James Holmes* *Security, * Topping my list are naval actions that decided the fates of civilizations, empires, or great nations. *Needless to say, drawing up a list like this one is tough. Many worthy candidates ended up on the cutting-room floor. China's Ming Dynasty was born through inland naval warfare, at the Battle of Lake Poyang (1363). The Battle of the Virginia Capes (1781) doomed Lord Cornwallis' army at Yorktown and assured American independence. The naval battles at Guadalcanal (1942-1943) reversed the tide of war in the Pacific, while the Battle of the Philippine Se... more »

Water War: Russia's Battlecruiser Kirov vs. America's Stealthy Zumwalt (Who Wins?)

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * Ocean showdown. *In a battle between the two ships, which would prevail? Let’s assume place the two ships on the high seas at the maximum range of either side’s antiship weapons: 300 miles, the range of Kirov’s Granit missiles. Unlike previous scenarios, we’ll not assume that each ship knows where the other is, but that eventually, one will find the other. Kirov has the Legenda satellite system working for it, but Legenda is a radar satellite, and Zumwalt is a stealthy destroyer with the radar signature of a small fishing boat.* *Both ships are fur... more »

How Not to Botch a Peace Deal with Israel 101

Michael Singh at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Michael Singh* *Politics, Middle East* [image: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during a 2011 interview. Flickr/Israeli Embassy Washington] Trump's foreign-policy team should not contemplate any deal with Israel unless that deal clearly advances U.S. interests. Of all of President Donald Trump’s priorities in the Middle East—defeating ISIS, countering Iran, and rebuilding damaged alliances among them—none is as surprising as his zeal for pursuing an Israeli-Palestinian peace agreement. The prevailing sentiment in Republican foreign-policy circles had been that President Obama ... more »

America's Real Pivot to Asia Needs to Be Energy

Varun Sivaram, Sagatom Saha at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Varun Sivaram, Sagatom Saha* *Economics, Asia* [image: Smokestack in city. Pixabay/Public domain] Now is an ideal time for Asian countries to increase their use of gas—and America is the perfect partner. President Trump wants to make America the world’s leading exporter of natural gas. But his administration’s strategy of slashing regulations and handing out permits cannot alone boost U.S. energy exports. That’s because demand for gas in the growing economies of Asia remains stagnant. Were that to change, China, India, Japan and Southeast Asian countries would offer lucrative n... more »

China's Belt and Road to Nowhere

Christopher Whalen at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Christopher Whalen* *Economics, Asia* [image: Shanghai at night. Pixabay/Public domain] Beijing’s mixture of political and economic priorities may not result in an overall Belt and Road policy formula that is workable. A great deal of attention is being paid by Western media to China’s ambitious Belt and Road Initiative, the most ambitious foreign-policy initiative yet for paramount leader Xi Jinping. Launched in 2013 under the slogan “One Belt, One Road,” the effort involves China spending billions of dollars on infrastructure projects in countries along the old Silk Road link... more »

Syria: Why Trump Must Learn the Art of Stalemate Diplomacy

Raymond Tanter, Edward Stafford at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Raymond Tanter, Edward Stafford* *Politics, Middle East* [image: U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor. Flickr/Department of Defense] Trump could use enhanced credibility and force to enter negotiations with Moscow and Ankara. By sitting on the sidelines in the diplomatic process to end the Syrian Civil War, President Trump diminishes his ability to influence outcomes. He should authorize American diplomats to engage with Turkish and Russian counterparts to craft an accord excluding Iran. *Missing Middle* In *War and the Art of Governance*, per Joseph Collins, Nadia Schadlow opines that ... more »

China's Belt and Road Initiative Is the Ultimate Mixed Bag

Scott B. MacDonald at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Scott B. MacDonald* *Economics, Asia* [image: China Shipping containers in Hamburg. Flickr/Creative Commons/Klaus Friese] Is the Belt and Road Initiative a revival of the Silk Road, or just a new kind of colonialism? Earlier this month, China hosted a major conference in Beijing promoting its Belt and Road Initiative or, as many are calling it, the new Silk Road. The meeting was attended by high-ranking delegations from the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, United Nations and leaders from around thirty countries. The purpose of the meeting was to inject momentum into ... more »

Trump's Riyadh Speech: Bowing to the Saudi Regime

Paul R. Pillar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Paul R. Pillar* *Saudi Arabia Terrorism, Middle East* The bar for Donald Trump’s speech in Riyadh had been set so low that it was scraping the sand. How much could be expected from a notorious exploiter of Islamophobia speaking to a gathering of leaders of majority Muslim countries? Getting through the experience without causing major new damage should perhaps be considered a success. Perhaps Trump and his speechwriters were wise not to attempt anything more. The Hippocratic principle applies: first do no (more) harm. Most Muslims hearing the speech, especially the more know... more »

Breaking down their own stereotypes to give veterans more career opportunities

Eileen Trauth, Professor of Information Sciences & Technology, and Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Pennsylvania State University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Veterans and service members on the job hunt. Office of Congressman Mike Quigley Military veterans have a higher unemployment rate than nonveterans, according to federal statistics. One reason may be that when veterans seek civilian jobs, they often face stereotypes from hiring managers. But another set of stereotypes may come into play as well: Veterans fall prey to their own preconceptions about certain types of jobs, and miss out on promising opportunities. Research I conducted with K.D. Joshi from Washington State University found that many veterans are well-qualified for work ... more »

NATO Chief Is Denying Media Reports That He Said President Trump “Has A 12-Second Attention Span”

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Hill:* *NATO denies chief said Trump ‘has a 12-second attention span’* NATO on Saturday pushed back on a report claiming the group’s secretary general said President Trump “has a 12-second attention span” following a meeting in April." Politico Magazine reported Friday that a former senior official claimed Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg criticized Trump's attention bandwidth. “The president of the United States has a 12-second attention span,” Stoltenberg reportedly said, Politico reported. The senior official, according to the report, added that the president appeared u... more »

Photos Standing Rock Water Protectors in Paris -- Inspiring Global Movement

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. In Paris, Water Protector Rachel Heaton, Muckleshoot from Washington State In Paris, Water Protector Rafael Gonzalez In Paris, on first day of European Tour, Nataani Means, Dineh, and Waste Win Young, Dakota/Lakota from Standing Rock, rally for freedom for fellow Water Protector Red Fawn, who remains imprisoned Nataani Means, Dineh/Lakota from Chinle on Navajo Nation and Waste

What about energy literacy?

David LePoire at Science 2.0 - Earth Sciences - 1 day ago
Energy Literacy, the general knowledge about energy generation, use, and research, is rather low. The need for energy literacy is important, however, since many of the decisions concerning economic growth and global stability depend on energy. read more

Steve Yates' speech on Trump/Taiwan/Tsai for the World Taiwanese Congress

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*A 210 year old Ficus tree is a temple tree outside Jhuolan* Steve Yates' speech “Trump, Tsai and Prospects for US-Taiwan Relations” for the World Taiwanese Congress is below the READ MORE link... World Taiwanese Congress May 21, 2017 “Trump, Tsai and Prospects for US-Taiwan Relations” The Hon. Stephen Yates CEO, DC International Advisory Professor in the Practice of International Business and Politics, Boise State University Former Deputy Assistant to the Vice President for National Security Affairs It is a great honor to join you today to discuss the intersection of two very dif... more »

Looking At Syria From Outer Space During Nighttime From 2012 To The Present Time

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*BBC: **Syria from Space* *Three cities in darkness and light* What does the impact of the Syrian war look like from space? Six years of war in Syria have had a devastating effect on millions of its people. One of the most catastrophic impacts has been on the country’s electricity network. Images from Nasa, obtained by BBC Arabic, show clearly how the lights have gone out during the course of the conflict, leaving people to survive with little to no power. Each timelapse frame shows an average of the light emitted at night every month from 2012, one year after the war began. Th... more »

Musical Interlude: Deuter, “Stern an Stern”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Deuter, “Stern an Stern” - https://www.youtube.com/

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Big, beautiful spiral galaxy M101 is one of the last entries in Charles Messier's famous catalog, but definitely not one of the least. About 170,000 light-years across, this galaxy is enormous, almost twice the size of our own Milky Way galaxy. M101 was also one of the original spiral nebulae observed by Lord Rosse's large 19th century telescope, the Leviathan of Parsontown. *Click image for larger size.* M101 shares this modern telescopic field of view with spiky foreground stars within the Milky Way, and more distant background galaxies. The colors of the Milky Way stars can also... more »

Chet Raymo, "Seven Rules for Believing"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Seven Rules for Believing"* by Chet Raymo "I was reading again recently Richard Dawkins' letter to his daughter Juliet on her tenth birthday, urging her to avoid tradition, authority and revelation as reasons for believing. Ask for evidence, he writes- evidence that is at least potentially available to all. Good advice, and I wouldn't mind passing on Dawkins' letter to my own children or grandchildren. But there is further advice I would add. A week or so ago I proposed here Four Rules of Rational Thinking, and had some savvy comments by readers. Let me now propose Seven Rules of... more »

Washington D.C. gets NUKED !

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

VIDEO: Watch Albert Woodox speaking in Montreal, Canada on May 19, 2017

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 1 day ago
The video embedded above is from a May 19, 2017 talk given by Albert Woodox in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. View the announcement for the event as well as the report published afterwards. Special thanks to our friends in Montreal for hosting Albert!

How's Trump's "New Deal For Black America" Working Out So Far?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Why's everybody laughing?* I'm going to guess you've seen enough human interest stories on white Trump voters by name and that you already either feel their pain or wish they're all on rocket ships headed out to colonize Pluto. But while American media has been tripping all over itself to find Trump voters to talk with, it took a Canadian newspaper, the *Toronto Star* to ask black voters what they think about the orange-hued calamity that has befallen the country. Daniel Dale traveled down to Petersburg, Virginia, which he describes as "a struggling post-industrial city" south of R... more »

Saudi King Salman Tells President Trump: Syrians 'Brought Destruction To Their Own Country'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Saudi Arabia's King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud (R) presents U.S. President Donald Trump with the Collar of Abdulaziz Al Saud Medal at the Royal Court in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia May 20, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst *The Independent:* *Saudi king tells Donald Trump Syrians 'brought destruction to their own country'* 'Syria too used to be one of the most advanced countries,' King Salman tells President The king of Saudi Arabia, a major backer of rebel forces in Syria, appeared to lament the destruction caused by the civil war while meeting with Donald Trump in Riyadh. “Syria too use... more »

Informes: ISIS evacuaría sus posiciones en Damasco

Renato Velez at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCO, SIRIA (4:20 P.M.) – Militantes de ISIS se están preparando para abandonar los distritos bajo su control en los suburbios del sur de Damasco en virtud de un acuerdo de evacuación con el gobierno sirio. Según activistas pro-rebeldes, se extendió por Hajar al-Aswad y el campo de refugiados de Yarmuk la noticia que, dentro […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

IŞİD, Şam’ın güneyindeki Yermuk kampını boşaltıyor

Emre Köse at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
IŞİD militanları, Şam yönetimiyle imzaladığı tahliye anlaşması uyarınca Şam’ın güney banliyölerini boşaltacak. Muhaliflere yakın kaynaklara göre IŞİD militanlarının, Deyrezzor eyaletindeki savaşa desteğe gitmek üzere Şam’ın güneyindeki Hacer ul-Esved ve El-Kaddem semtlerini tahliye edeceği öğrenildi. İki gün önce İslam ordusunun, Yermuk kampının kuzeyindeki IŞİD mevzilerine düzenlediği saldırılar neticesinde 3 IŞİD militanı ölmüştü. Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ABD öncülüğündeki koalisyon, ‘Rakka’yı korumak üzere’ polis birliklerini eğitiyor

Emre Köse at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
Bir koalisyon sözcüsü Cumartesi günü yaptığı açıklamada, Rakka İç Güvenlik Güçleri’nin (RISF) 50 üyesinin şu anda ABD öncülüğündeki koalisyon tarafından eğitildiğini doğruladı. Açıklamada koalisyonun Rakka İç Güvenlik Güçleri’nin ilk grubunu 17 Mayıs’ta eğitmeye başladığı ifade edilirken kurulacak bu yerel gücün Rakka eyaletinde IŞİD’den kurtarılacak bölgeleri korumak üzere seçildiği kaydedildi. Bunun yanı sıra Rakka’da 270 kişinin askeri eğitimini tamamlayarak Suriye […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

‘Çin’de 2 yılda 20’ye yakın CIA ajanı ifşa oldu’

Emre Köse at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
New York Times, ABD’li eski bürokratların verdiği bilgilere dayandırdığı haberinde, Çin hükümetinin 2010-2012 döneminde en az 10 CIA ajanını öldürdüğünü ve böylelikle ABD’nin ülkedeki operasyonlarını felç ettiğini yazdı. Habere göre, ABD’nin uzun yıllar içerisinde kurduğu istihbarat ağı, 2 yıl içerisinde çözüldü. Eski bürokratların gazeteye verdiği bilgiye göre ABD, Pekin’in ”en derin bürokrasisinden ajan devşiriyordu”, bu […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Roadside bombs hit FSA in Daraa

Henri Feyerabend at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 PM) – Multiple fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) were killed and injured by road side bombings on Sunday. The two consecutive bombings targeted members of FSA’s 42nd division in Daraa countryside. The first attack happened on the road connecting Al-Harah and Zamreen. A FSA field commander and his driver were […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Department of Education Seeking Single Servicer for Student Loans

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
The Department of Education announced on Friday that it would offer a contract to a single servicer to administer federal students loans.

Yale’s Snowflake Justice and Public Shaming of Yelping Dean Jean Chu

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Since the Yale Daily News broke the story of the Yelping dean, she’s been subject to ridicule for her candid reviews of local restaurants.

Last night SNL's cold open was not to be missed. Update!

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 1 day ago
I swear this SNL cast may be one of the most talented in the history of the show. My favorite by far is Kate McKinnon who seems to have no limit to her abilities. Speaking of McKinnon, I think I kind of preferred her version of Hallelujah. SNL is now going on their summer hiatus so we will not have their help in mocking the president and his cabinet, but I am sure that there are many others up to the challenge. Update: Most watched season finally since 2011.

Children of the Jaguar: National Geographic's award for best documentary

White Wolf at White Wolf - 1 day ago
My family are the descendants of a shaman who could transform himself into a jaguar–the jaguar fights until death to defend his living space–that is why the Sarayaku people consider themselves children of the jaguar. How do you win a major international case for indigenous rights? Persevering over eight years, the Kichwa indigenous community of Sarayaku took their claims to the human rights system of the Organization of American States. In July of 2012, the Inter-American Court came down on the side of the community. The Court declared the Ecuadorian government guilty of perpetrat... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 21, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Mustafa Akyol and Wajahat Ali, New York Times**: ‘This Wasn’t a Speech About Islam’* *Two of our opinion writers, Mustafa Akyol in Istanbul and Wajahat Ali in the Washington, D.C. area, watched President Trump’s speech in Saudi Arabia this morning and discussed what they thought it means for the Middle East, American foreign policy and Muslims around the world.* *Wajahat Ali*: “Assalam Alaikum.” I mean that sincerely. President Obama opened his remarks in Cairo in 2009 — which this speech was obviously meant to echo — with the universal greetings of peace used by more than one an... more »

World News Briefs -- May 21, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Guardian:* *Trump vows to meet 'history's great test' by conquering extremism* Addressing leaders of 40 Muslim nations in Saudi capital, US president moves away from anti-Islamic rhetoric of campaign Donald Trump has attempted to stake a claim as a figure who can mobilise the Muslim world against extremism, using his much-anticipated speech on Islam as a rallying call for global cooperation rooted in reform, trade and faith. Speaking in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, in front of leaders from more than 40 Muslim nations, the US president vowed to meet “history’s great test” by c... more »

Facebook ‘Rule Book’ Leaked – ‘Snapping a Bitch’s Neck’ Is OK, But Don’t Threaten Zionists!

Ceribalius at OYE Alternative News - 1 day ago
Facebook’s internal rule book on how to deal with Sex, Violence and terrorism has been leaked. The Guardian has had access to over 100 internal training manuals with guidelines on how to deal with nudity through to cannibalism. Facebook’s secret rules and guidelines for deciding what its 2 billion users can post on the site are … The post Facebook ‘Rule Book’ Leaked – ‘Snapping a Bitch’s Neck’ Is OK, But Don’t Threaten Zionists! appeared first on OYE Alternative News.

Harvard Student Submits Rap Album as His Senior Thesis

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
BOSTON — While other Harvard University students were writing papers for their senior theses, Obasi Shaw was busy rapping his. Shaw is the first student in Harvard’s history to submit a rap album as a senior thesis in the English Department, the university said. The album, called “Liminal Minds,” has earned the equivalent of an […]

‘New Life’ Initiative to Recruit American Indian Students

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. — South Dakota State University President Barry Dunn says he can see a future in which reservation hospitals and health centers across South Dakota employ pharmacists and lab scientists educated at his school, with doctors and administrators also trained at institutions in the state. The land-grant university is pursuing a new initiative […]

NAACP President to Leave Office as Group Undertakes Changes

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
WASHINGTON — NAACP President Cornell William Brooks will not be returning as the leader of the nation’s oldest civil rights organization after his contract expires this summer, officials said Friday. Brooks has been the NAACP’s leader since 2014 but will not be kept on past June 30, the end of his current term. NAACP Board […]

3 African Americans Selected to Lead Community Colleges in N.Y.

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Three African Americans were recently appointed to lead three community colleges in the state of New York. The State University of New York (SUNY) Board of Trustees, along with the boards of Jefferson, Rockland, and Tompkins Cortland community colleges boards named Drs. Ty A. Stone, Michael A. Baston and Orinthia T. Montague to these top […]

US intelligence knew that the Russians were planning to keep Hillary Clinton out of the White House as early as May 2016.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 1 day ago
I am going to destroy you. So do you remember this article from Time Magazine that I posted yesterday morning? 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 as it turns out it had this little nugget contained within it, that I missed entirely: *In May 2016, a Russian military intelligence officer bragged to a colleague that his organization, known as the GRU, was getting ready to pay Clinton back for what President Vladimir Putin believed was an influence operation she had ru... more »

Creepiest Picture o' the Day

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 1 day ago
While Donnie Dumbo was touring Arabia and selling $100+ billion worth of war machines so Saudi Arabia can defend itself against widowed and orphaned Yemeni women and children in exchange for $100 million to Ivanka's proposed "foundation", this picture leaked out. Oh no, it doesn't *at all* scream *New World Order* to liberal moonbats who might optimistically see in this Trump and his fellow dictators making an accidental summoning of the *real* landlords of Earth who are the aliens watching this blatant orgy of corruption on full, flagrant display. But one can hope they do summ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 21, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*DW:* *US plan to 'annihilate IS' raises questions over civilian toll, larger strategy* *The US has announced more aggressive tactics to wipe out the "Islamic State." But the shift poses larger strategic questions as populations are displaced and civilian casualties mount.* The US will more aggressively go after the "Islamic State" (IS) group by encircling and killing as many of its members as possible as part of a shift in military tactics designed to prevent the escape of foreign fighters. The "annihilation campaign" announced by the Pentagon on Friday, after President Donald ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Fullerton, N. Dakota, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

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