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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.

Friday, May 26, 2017

26 May - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:30 pm MDT

UPDATED: Who wants Christians out of the birthplace of Christianity aka--the Middle East?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*UPDATE: May 26, 2017* According to this France 24 Report, Egypt has responded to the cowardly terrorist attack on unarmed Christians by bombing terrorist training bases in Libya. *Bus splattered with blood after **Gunmen* *in military uniforms **kill * *28 Christians in Egypt[GRAPHIC]* Following Egyptian President *al-Sisi's courageous confrontation with the demonic perpetrators of evil the other day--I posted a snippet HERE of his speech before Trump and the leaders of Israel and Saudi Arabia, I wondered when the retaliation would come.* Al-Sisis courageously condemned the true... more »


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
Helen Branswell There are signs that the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo may not be as big as was once feared, World Health Organization officials indicated Thursday. Fourteen suspected cases have tested negative for the deadly virus, Alison Clements-Hunt, a WHO spokeswoman currently in Likati, the epicenter of the response, told […]

Charges finally filed with court stamp

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
Finally managed to get my charges against police officer Giorgos Vasileos, state prosecutor Agori Papacosta and Simos Samaras filed today. Have to email the Areios Pagos and go on Monday to Larisa court again and ask formally for my case to be given to an external prosecutor. The charges in Greek with the court stamp… […]

Trump plans ‘war room’ to go after critics

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
Fox News Report: Trump team preps ‘war room’ to combat Russia probe Once President Trump wraps up an initial foreign trip that aides believe has gone very well, the Commander-in-Chief plans to strike quickly next week to beef up the White House staff with a “war room” aimed at taking the fight to the administration’s […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
(CNN)The FBI’s criminal probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election is increasingly touching on the multiple roles of senior White House adviser Jared Kushner on both the Trump campaign and the Trump transition team. Points of focus that pertain to Kushner include: the Trump campaign’s 2016 data analytics operation; his relationship with former […]

Trump shoves aside Montenegro PM at NATO

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
The manners of a Russian oligarch? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iimj0j4NYME


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 12 hours ago
Jonathan Swan of Axios tells us that Steve Bannon has a new mission: Nine sources in the West Wing and within Trump's close orbit said the Russia situation is Bannon's shot at redemption. He's being described as a "wartime consigliere" relishing a fight against the "deep state," media, Democrats and investigators.... *Why some Bannon allies say he's made for this crisis:* * "Steve is super savvy dealing with the media and dealing with crises," says Newsmax CEO Christopher Ruddy, a friend of Trump's. * Bannon ... played a key role during the tensest moments of the Trump campaign (se... more »

Cop Admits to Raping 14yo Girl AT SCHOOL, No Jail, Won’t Register as Sex Offender

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: school]A former school cop in Houston admitted to having a child touch his genitals after the victim reported she had oral sex with him in the school's girls bathroom.

WATCH: Innocent Man Mauled Nearly to Death As Cops Sic K9 on Him with No Warning

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: k9]An innocent man had a prolonged stay in ICU after police sicced a K9 on him while he worked on a customer's air conditioner.

John Lennon ‘Murdered by CIA-trained Killer to Stop ex-Beatle Radicalising Youth’ – Author

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: lennon]An earth-shattering book claims the CIA trained Mark David Chapman to kill iconic John Lennon in order to stifle the radicalization of the left and quash the anti-war movement.

Why Montana just elected Greg Gianforte, a man charged with assault, to Congress

Lee Banville, Associate Professor of Journalism, The University of Montana at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 12 hours ago
Until just about 24 hours before the polls closed, the race for Montana’s sole congressional seat seemed to be focused on health care, Donald Trump and gun rights. Republican businessman Greg Gianforte appeared to be headed for a likely victory in the race against another political newcomer, musician and Democrat Rob Quist. Then came Wednesday night. As most people seem to now know, Gianforte lashed out at Ben Jacobs of the Guardian when the reporter pressed him for his stand on the House Republican health care proposal. Jacobs’ phone was recording audio that has since ricochete... more »

Making America Meaner

Robert Reich - 12 hours ago
On the eve of his election to the House of Representatives, Montana Republican Greg Gianforte beat... more »

G-7 Leaders Meet In Sicily For Two Days -- News Updates May 26, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters: **Trump and other leaders clash on trade, climate at G7* Leaders from the world's major industrialized nations began talks on Friday at a G7 summit in Sicily which is expected to expose deep divisions with U.S. President Donald Trump over trade and climate change. The two-day summit, at a cliff-top hotel overlooking the Mediterranean, began a day after Trump blasted NATO allies for spending too little on defense and described Germany's trade surplus as "very bad" in a meeting with EU officials in Brussels. *Read more* .... *G-7 Leaders Meet In Sicily For Two Days -- New... more »

Will Self and Matthew Parris on Jeremy Corbyn and Labour over a year ago

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
https://youtu.be/Z_EBwWQ4GOM Over a year ago both Will Self and Matthew Parris predicted Corbyn's leadership wouldn't last, now we could be less than a fortnight from Prime Minister Jeremy Corbyn!

Political Purity Test? I Don't Think So

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
If you've been reading *DWT* even in the most cursory of ways any time since 2005, you know we spend a lot of time on the DCCC and on the Republican wing of the Democratic Party. It's been a theme as much as the DC culture of corruption and the bankruptcy of conservatism and the banal evil of the Republican Party. But a day never goes by when some Twitter brain surgeon doesn't pop up in my feed to whine and snivel about how "purity" enables [fill in the enemy of the moment; today's imbécile du jour was barking about Putin]. I gave up years ago responding to people that low on the ... more »

Prime Minister Jeremy Corbyn - heaven help us all

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago

Coptic Christians Targeted And Massacred In Egypt By Militants -- News Roundup

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Daily Mail*:* At least 28 people killed, including children, as masked gunmen 'dressed in military uniforms' open fire on a bus carrying Coptic Christians to pray at a monastery in Egypt* * WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT * Ten masked gunmen opened fire on buses carrying Coptic Christians in Egypt * At least 28 killed and more injured when attackers sprayed bullets at the convoy * Worshippers were heading to St Samuel Monastery to pray when gunmen struck * ISIS has claimed responsibility for recent deadly attacks on churches in Egypt At least 28 people including children are dead and ... more »

World News Briefs -- May 26, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Radio Free Europe:* *Trump, Other Leaders Hold 'Most Challenging G7 Summit In Years'* Leaders of the Group of Seven (G7) leading industrialized countries met on the Italian island of Sicily for what European Council President Donald Tusk said would "no doubt" be "the most challenging G7 summit in years." Some of the participants hold "very different positions on topics such as climate change and trade," Tusk said before the two-day summit opened on May 26 in the resort town of Taormina. *Read more *.... *MIDDLE EAST* US-led strikes kill scores of civilians* in east Syria, right... more »

Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is now under FBI scrutiny.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 12 hours ago
Not the face of a man who would survive prison.Courtesy of NBC News: *Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and one of his senior advisers, has come under FBI scrutiny in the Russia investigation, multiple U.S. officials told NBC News. * *Investigators believe Kushner has significant information relevant to their inquiry, officials said. That does not mean they suspect him of a crime or intend to charge him.* *The FBI's scrutiny of Kushner places the bureau's sprawling counterintelligence and criminal investigation not only on the doorstep of the White House, but the Trump fa... more »

Manchester Attacker Had Links to NATO Proxies in Libya

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 12 hours ago
Published on May 25, 2017 Counterterror raids continue across the UK after Monday’s terrorist attack in Manchester. More about the attacker’s identity has come to light: The son of Libyan immigrants, he spent time in his parents’ country and may have been radicalized by the same anti-Qaddafi milieu that MI5 encouraged and supported during NATO’s […]

Jimmy Fallon Apologizes for Being Too Nice to Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 12 hours ago
Published on May 24, 2017 Jimmy Fallon apologizes for “humanizing” Donald Trump, and for being too nice to him, as liberals continue to blame Fallon in part, for Hillary losing the election, now over six months ago, since they just can’t let it go. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story. end

Bitcoin Spike Reflects Worldwide Paper Currency Dumping | David Morgan

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 12 hours ago
Published on May 25, 2017 David Morgan says the spike in Bitcoin shows people worldwide are escaping fiat currencies. Unlike gold and silver, Bitcoin can’t be shorted. If gold and silver prices weren’t manipulated, he says, also they would be skyrocketing right now. end

ISIS ambushes the Philippine Army south of Marawi amid heavy clashes in the city

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:00 P.M.) – With fierce clashes ongoing in the contested Philippine city of Marawi, ISIS militants destroyed a handful of armored vehicles in its southern countryside on Thursday and also burned down an army barracks in the area. Meanwhile, the Philippine Army sent a fresh batch of reinforcements to Marawi to replenish its […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Islamic State suffers heavy casualties in counter-offensive north of Raqqa

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:20 P.M.) – In a last-ditch effort to stall the looming battle of Raqqa, ISIS militants launched a counter-attack on the Kurdish-held village of Maisalun some 10 kilometers north of Raqqa. With 48 hours of clashes finally coming to end on Friday morning, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were able to repel the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Syrian Army expels ISIS from vital missile base in the middle of the Syrian desert

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:50 P.M.) – After liberating some 3,000 square kilometers from ISIS in just 48 hours, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) proceeded to capture an important military base in central Homs on Friday around noon. Heavily aided by Iraqi paramilitary fighters and Hezbollah, the SAA was able to impose full control over the Abandoned […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Syrian Army in striking distance of the last ISIS bastion in Aleppo

Ivan Castro at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:05 P.M.) – Only 3 kilometres left between the frontline positions of Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) elite Tiger Forces division and the last stronghold of the so-called “Islamic State” (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) in Aleppo province, after latest advance made by government forces in the region. About half an hour ago, Tiger Forces command […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Impressive footage of March’s battle of Qomhana in north Hama (VIDEO)

Ivan Castro at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:40 P.M.) – Activists of “Qomhana News Network” published a 41-minute-long video footage depicting battle of Qomhana village in northern Hama countryside. These events took plance on March 24-25 when jihadist militants of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham, Jaish Al-Izza and other islamist groups were conducting their large-scale offensive in the region. Back then, militants […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Portland Burrito Shop Closes After Allegations of Cultural Appropriation

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
Controversy surrounds the closure of Kook's Burritos, a pop-up Mexican food truck run by two white women.

Did Pope Francis Slap Away President Trump’s Hand?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
A video purportedly showing Pope Francis slapping President Trump's hand originated on a comedy show.

I’ve Joined The WaPost’s Hall Of Deniers!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood It appears I’ve joined the Washington Post’s Hall of Deniers! By Amanda Erickson May 25 at 1:21 PM Amanda Erickson is a reporter for The Washington Post’s Worldviews blog. Truths are all alike, but every lie is dishonest in its own way. That could be the mantra of “Not a Scientist,” by […]

How many?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
@DannyShawBBC Tweeted thusly: 'Security Minister Ben Wallace tells BBC the pool of 'former subjects of interest' is between 12,000-18,000. Abedi was in that pool. 12:13 PM - 26 May 2017' 12,000 to 18,000 potential Islamist terrorists in the UK? That seems rather worrying to me but I'm sure that the BBC will point out that the real fear is an Islamophobic backlash.

The other Jeremy

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
It was *that* episode from Jeremy Bowen today: *Our Man in the Middle East*, Part 10: *The Nearness of Death*. It was everything we expected - and more. There was him nearly being killed by Israel when his driver was "killed by Israel"; and him nearly being killed by Israel when Israel fired on a UN aid convoy going to help civilians in Lebanon; and Lebanese civilians, including women and children, having "suffered disproportionately at the hands of Israel"; and the Qana "massacre". All Israel's fault. Plus he used emotionally-forceful live recordings from all the incidents. A... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 221 May 25 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
Battle damage in west Mosul’s Najar neighborhood (Baghdad Post) More pictures taken from Niqash reporter returning to his home in Mosul (Niqash) There were clashes in west Mosul, but the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) were mostly preparing the for the next and final push to liberate the entire city. The army and Federal Police were fightingwith the Islamic State in the Old City. The Federal Police were removingbarricades in that district to allow civilians to escape, and for supplies to brought in for the ISF. Different units were moving into position for the next assault on the city.... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 26, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. KCNA via Agence France-Presse *Alex Lockie, Business Insider*: *Here's why the US would have to be insane to attack North Korea* Despite reports of US and Chinese military buildups, North Korea's increased pace of provocations, and the Trump administration's claims that "all options are on the table," the US would have to be insane to attack North Korea. To the untrained eye, the preparations for war are all there. The US has deployed the world's most advanced missile-defense system to South Korea, to protect against ballistic missiles. The world's... more »

'A Nation of Bullies' US Israeli Spy Towers on Tohono O'odham Land -- 'No Significant Impact'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
A Nation of Bullies 'No Significant Impact' ruling for US Israeli spy towers on Tohono O'odham land Photos O'odham harvesting cactus fruit, endangered Sonoran jaguar, endangered Sonoran Pronghorn, and blooming prickly pear cactus which depends on bee pollinators By Brenda Norrell Censored News The United States has once again rubber stamped an environmental impact assessment,

Blame David Cameron for Manchester Bombing!

James George Jatras at 13 hours ago
[image: undefined] Whenever you see the mainstream media in the United States take time out from trashing President Donald Trump to give him neutral or even grudgingly favorable coverage, be on your guard. It’s a sure sign he’s taken a step away from his campaign pledge to drain the Washington swamp and instead has done something to please the swamp critters. A smug *New York Times,* the virulent enemy of Trump and of the deplorable people who elected him, clucked its patronizing approval of his speech to the leaders of over 50 Muslim-majority countries – pointedly excluding Iran a... more »

The New Gold Rush by TFA in Camden

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 13 hours ago
Most critics of Teach of America focus on the criminally-miseducative practice of using white inexperienced Ivy League missionaries, most of whom remain blind to their own racism, to impose a form of corporate counter-insurgency in the poorest urban areas of America, where children need the most professional and experienced teachers. The paternalist mission in these communities is to enforce "broken windows" schooling, which uses psychological manipulations to achieve a kind of brutal corporate culture based on TFA's troops patrolling classrooms during their two year commitments t... more »

Pound Down as Corbyn Gets Closer per Guido Fawkes

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
The BBC were desperately keen to associate Brexit with the pound falling. Oddly they are less keen to note that the prospect of a Labour government is pushing Sterling lower. 'This morning's YouGov/Times poll (Con 43% vs Lab 38%) has knocked the pound, which fell against all of its 16 major peers this morning. Sterling has touched $1.2858 today, a two week low. Neil Jones, head of hedge-fund sales at Mizuho Bank told Bloomberg: "Sterling correlates well with anything that shows a Tory majority and vice versa, so if you've got this situation where the majority closes right down,... more »

US-led air strikes killed record number of civilians in Syria

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 14 hours ago
US crimes in Syria have gone unreported by the mainstream media. The post US-led air strikes killed record number of civilians in Syria appeared first on The Duran.

Jeremy Corbyn outshines Theresa May in the British general election

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 14 hours ago
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn's impressive speech on foreign policy highlights how he has continuously outshone Prime Minister Theresa May in the British general election. The post Jeremy Corbyn outshines Theresa May in the British general election appeared first on The Duran.

5 reasons Montenegro’s PM DESERVED to be shoved by Trump

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 14 hours ago
Duško Marković betrayed his country and now he's getting what he deserves. The post 5 reasons Montenegro’s PM DESERVED to be shoved by Trump appeared first on The Duran.

American protection is not without costs. NATO freeloaders exposed (Charts)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 14 hours ago
It's time for Germany to pay up. The post American protection is not without costs. NATO freeloaders exposed (Charts) appeared first on The Duran.

Samantha Power criticizes Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, forgetting that she supported Saudi war crimes in Yemen (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 14 hours ago
Hard to believe that the former UN Ambassador under Barack Obama, Samantha Power, would have the balls to talk down … The post Samantha Power criticizes Trump’s visit to Saudi Arabia, forgetting that she supported Saudi war crimes in Yemen (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

FLYNN FACTS: What the heck is a foreign agent?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*FRIDAY, MAY 26, 2017Part 4—Exploring a scary term:* Today, let's start with a basic premise: Crazy people get to be overpaid lobbyists too. Crazy people get overpaid by firms right here in the United States. That doesn't mean that they're "on the United States government payroll," even if the work they're doing supports the policies of a sitting president. Crazy people can also be overpaid by firms based in foreign lands. That doesn't mean that they're on some foreign government's payroll although, at exciting times like these, it can be fun to say so. The "crazy" person of whom... more »

Did President Trump’s Lawyers Send Berkeley Breathed a Cease and Desist Letter?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
A satirical letter shared on the cartoonist's Facebook page was widely believed to be legitimate on social media.

UK Terrorist’s Motive Revealed: Family Says He Wanted Revenge for US Killing Children in Syria

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: blowback]Salman Abedi made apparent he sought revenge for US bombs taking innocent lives in Syria, and his attack is the prime example of the dangers of blowback.

WATCH: Cop Refuses to Help Man Hit By a Truck, Cared Only About His Immigration Status

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: immigration]Highlighting the utter lack of humanity in policing, a Florida cop was far more concerned with a man's immigration status, in spite of the fact he'd just been hit by a truck.

Why The Swamp is Freaking Out Over Trump Firing FBI Boss Comey

TNA Video at rss - 14 hours ago
VIDEO - The establishment swamp of Washington, D.C., has been freaking out over President Trump's decision to fire FBI chief James Comey. But as The New American's correspondent Alex Newman explains in this video, they are basing their phony outrage on debunked conspiracy theories that have no evidence behind them. The real reason for the swamp's outrage, then, may have something to do with the concerns of swamp creatures that their fellow establishment globalist will no longer be able to protect them.


Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*since it's a holiday weekend and my veggie garden will be complete by the end of today, lets just look at pics of Melania.* The tomatoes, peppers, and strawberries are happily ensconced in their new homes. Today we plant the Roma beans, zucchini (why?), two different yellow squash, cucumbers, and sunflowers.

A disturbing BBC video has resurfaced and it’s a blow to Corbyn’s critics [VIDEO]

Tracy Keeling at The Canary - 14 hours ago
An uncomfortable video of the BBC‘s Andrew Marr resurfaced on 26 May. It appeared as Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn faced a political and media backlash for saying there’s a link between the UK’s foreign policy and its terror threat. On BBC Breakfast, Security Minister Ben Wallace denied any connection, and told Corbyn he should “get […] The post A disturbing BBC video has resurfaced and it’s a blow to Corbyn’s critics [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

A BBC audience member unravels the entire Tory position on policing in less than a minute [VIDEO]

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 14 hours ago
On BBC Question Time on 25 May, one audience member unravelled the entire Tory position on policing in less than a minute. And Home Secretary Amber Rudd was left floundering away from the truth. “Does the government not expect this?” Reacting to the 22 May terrorist attack in Manchester, the audience member said: In 2015, Theresa […] The post A BBC audience member unravels the entire Tory position on policing in less than a minute [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

Theresa May doesn’t want you to vote. Luckily you have the chance to ruin her plans

Emily Apple at The Canary - 14 hours ago
The Conservative Party did next to nothing to encourage people to register to vote, according to research from the Press Association. And it shows just how undemocratic the party is, preferring people to be disenfranchised and stay away from polling stations. This is perhaps unsurprising given previous research shows low turnouts benefit the Tories. But […] The post Theresa May doesn’t want you to vote. Luckily you have the chance to ruin her plans appeared first on The Canary.

It happened! Karma has finally come to bite Katie Hopkins right in the arse [VIDEO]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 14 hours ago
Years of hate-mongering have finally come back to bite shock-jock Katie Hopkins right in the arse. LBC radio has confirmed that Hopkins’ position with the station has been terminated with immediate effect. Who the f*ck is Katie Hopkins? Katie Hopkins is a trollumnist. Paid by the likes of The Sun and The Daily Mail to troll […] The post It happened! Karma has finally come to bite Katie Hopkins right in the arse [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

It’s official. The only way we can save our schools is to get rid of the Tories

Emily Apple at The Canary - 14 hours ago
The Conservative Party is failing schools in England. And things will only get worse if the party is re-elected. These are the findings of the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). Not only does this back up what teachers have been saying across the country, it also sends a clear message: if we want to save […] The post It’s official. The only way we can save our schools is to get rid of the Tories appeared first on The Canary.

Lone Congresswoman Calls Out Trump for Insane Arms Deal With Human Rights Violator Saudi Arabia

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 14 hours ago
*Isaac Davis* - Tulsi Gabbard is the only person in Congress willing to speak out against U.S. support for terror states. The post Lone Congresswoman Calls Out Trump for Insane Arms Deal With Human Rights Violator Saudi Arabia appeared first on Waking Times.

Montenegro's Prime Minister Marković Does Not Understand What The Fuss Is All About When President Trump 'Shoved' Him

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Prime Minister of #Montenegro Duško Marković answered journalists' questions. First one was about "the situation" during #NATO Photo op pic.twitter.com/u8sZGbXiri — Govt. of Montenegro (@MeGovernment) May 26, 2017 *The Week:* *Montenegro leader shrugs off shove from Trump, calling it 'natural' that U.S. presidents 'be in the first row'* Some observers found it rude when President Trump casually pushed Montenegro's prime minister, Duško Marković, out of the way so he could get to the front row for a NATO photo-op on Thursday, but Marković calls the encounter "an inoffensive situat... more »

Massacre Of Christians In Egypt

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: From the AP .... *Militants attack Christians in Egypt, killing at least 28* (AP). I will be updating this story later this morning.

What's Really Behind Assault on Tesla Factory "Safety?"

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 14 hours ago
Fronts representing big-oil and big-auto are spearheading a widening PR campaign targeting electric car manufacturer and alternative energy company Tesla. *May 26, 2017* (LocalOrg) - Alternative energy company Tesla which includes US-based electric car development and production, battery production, and now also includes residential solar panel and battery systems previously under SolarCity, represents a simultaneous threat to several cornerstones of Western corporate-financier monopolies. Openly seeking to replace big-oil and big-auto, it was only a matter of time before Tesla's... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin US warship sails within 12 miles of China-claimed reef Brazil Deploys Troops To Protect Government Buildings As Protesters Set Ministries On Fire New Jersey Emergency Alert System 'Accidentally' Sends Nuclear Warnings To Some TVs Trump Reveals Location Of 2 Nuclear Subs To Duterte "He Wanted Revenge": The Story Of The Manchester Suicide Bomber Emerges This Is The World's Most Active Battlefield - Watch Cyber-War In Real-Time Europe was the birthplace of mankind, not Africa, scientists find UK Officials Will Reportedly Stop Sharing Info With U.S. About Manchester... more »

Russia Has One Super 'Cannon' That Can Kill Cities

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, * It holds the title of the largest mortar system in use today. *Russia maintains just one active battalion of eight 2S4s in service, with over four hundred in reserve. In 2000, Tyulpans played a prominent role in the siege of Grozny in the second Chechen war, systematically “leveling” the city from afar according to one analyst. 127 targets were reported destroyed by Daredevil laser-guided rounds. All together the Russian army claims to have killed 1,500 separatist fighters in Grozny in a siege believed to have killed over sixteen times as many civ... more »

One of America's Most Dangerous Bombers Also Flew for Russia and China

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, * The B-29 went to war for Moscow. *A major difficulty for the massive plagiarizing effort was that the B-29 had been designed according to imperial units of measurement (yards, feet, inches, etc.) while the Soviet Union used the metric system—not only were extensive conversions necessary, but new gauges of sheet aluminum needed to be produced as well as many other entirely new components devised from scratch. The massive effort ended up involving sixty design bureaus and nine hundred different factories.* *The resulting clone plane, dubbed the Tu-... more »

F-22 vs. PAK-FA: What if Russia and America's Stealth Fighters Went to War?

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, * *If U.S. Air Force exercises pitting Raptors against F-15s and F-16s are anything to go by, long-range missiles will ravage Fourth Generation fighters at distances at which they have little to no ability to detect and shoot back at stealth fighters. But when two stealth fighters clash, the maximum applicable range will be much shorter* *Both planes carry deadly long-range radar-guided missiles of comparable effectiveness. Russia has its cutting-edge K-77M missiles with a reported range of two hundred kilometers and the United States has the AIM-120... more »

Manchester: Blowback as CIA Obfuscation

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
* Rant time!* *Is the Manchester bombing really "blowback"? * * I've long had issues with the common presentation of blowback. Writing about this for the first time in 2014. Following up again in 2016. And, here we are again!* *The term blowback ORIGINATED with the CIA.* *Blowback * "*Blowback” is a CIA term first used in March 1954 in a recently declassified report on the 1953 operation to overthrow the government of Mohammed Mossadegh in Iran"* *It is claimed that "blowback" is a metaphor for the alleged unintended consequences of the US government’s international activitie... more »

Why are You Shooting at Kids?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
The US taxpayers send billions each year to Israel to pay for their illegal and immoral grab of land and water resources from the Palestinian people. This young woman showed great courage to stand with the people who are experiencing genocide in the 21st century. Gladly more and more people are waking up to these crimes that are supported by the US government - which has essentially become an agent of Israel. Bruce

Russian officials discussed ways to exert influence over Donald Trump through his advisers.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
Courtesy of the New York Times: *American spies collected information last summer revealing that senior Russian intelligence and political officials were discussing how to exert influence over Donald J. Trump through his advisers, according to three current and former American officials familiar with the intelligence. * *The conversations focused on Paul Manafort, the Trump campaign chairman at the time, and Michael T. Flynn, a retired general who was advising Mr. Trump, the officials said. Both men had indirect ties to Russian officials, who appeared confident that each could be... more »

A New Mankiw Publication

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 15 hours ago
This one I am particularly proud of, though I cannot claim to fully understand it.

A National Shame - End the Wars for Fossil Fuels

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
Video and words below by Will Griffin Someone messaged me on The Peace Report Facebook page and requested that I make a video about suicides in the military. He told me that his brother was in the Navy and took his own life. Afterwords, the Navy tried to cover up the suicide. I’m not sure of the details, but I felt compelled to make a video about suicides. After digging for weeks through all the reports and data collected over the past several years, I thought it would be best to make a two-part series. This first part will explain the numbers and rates on suicides of military m... more »

Paper with duplicated image “sequentially builds” on neuroscience work, authors argue

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
A neurochemistry journal has retracted a paper from a group in China over a duplicated image. According to the notice, the authors used the same image in the two papers to represent different experimental conditions. The only distinguishing feature between the images: “apparent brightness changes.” The authors defended their actions, explaining that the research published in Journal of […] The post Paper with duplicated image “sequentially builds” on neuroscience work, authors argue appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Is Russia Now Strategically On Par With NATO?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
© Photo: Russian Defense Ministry *Defense News/AP*: *Russia boasts of arms upgrade, 'strategic parity' with NATO* MOSCOW — Russia's defense minister says the military has received a steady flow of new weapons, allowing it to maintain a "strategic parity" with NATO. Sergei Shoigu said in a Wednesday speech before lawmakers that Russia's nuclear forces have been equipped with the new Yars intercontinental ballistic missiles with an enhanced capability to penetrate any potential missile defense. The Navy has commissioned three new Borei-class nuclear submarines armed with the Bu... more »

The U.S. Air Force Wants 165 B-21 Bombers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
An artist rendering shows the first image of a new Northrop Grumman Corp long-range bomber B21 in this image released on February 26, 2016. REUTERS/U.S. AIR FORCE/HANDOUT VIA REUTERS *DoD Buzz:* *Officials: the ‘Right’ Number of B-21 Stealth Bombers Is 165* Lawmakers on Thursday said the Air Force might need to significantly expand the size of the future B-21 Raider stealth bomber fleet — and a general agreed. The service plans to spend more than $55 billion to acquire a fleet of 100 of the next-generation aircraft as part of the Long Range Strike Bomber, or LRSB, program. The ser... more »

Zuckerberg's embarrassing degree, commencement speech

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 15 hours ago
I have avoided Facebook for years but I think it's right that its primary founder is a billionaire. When billions of people think that this particular social network qualitatively trumps all others that have existed before or at the same time (something I could never see), it's simply unavoidable in a fair business environment for the owner of that network to get very wealthy. He has also demonstrated lots of programming, social, and other skills and lots of good luck, too. *Hackers have improved the main page of The Harvard Crimson.* But I don't think it's right for a credible un... more »

Gwich'in Urge Support in Southwest to Save Homeland

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 16 hours ago
Peter Mather Photography Gwich'in defending Iizhik Gwats’an Gwandaii Goodlit sacred place where life begins Gwich'in Southwest Tour Censored News FAIRBANKS, Alaska -- Gwich'in are in the Southwest this week, urging opposition to a bill that would authorize oil and gas drilling in their homeland, including parts of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Two women from the

Foreign Ministers of Russia and China agree on North Korea and Syria (VIDEO)

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 16 hours ago
The meeting between Russian FM Sergey Lavrov and his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi demonstrates the level of cooperation between two super-powers. The post Foreign Ministers of Russia and China agree on North Korea and Syria (VIDEO) appeared first on The Duran.

Liberal left freaks out over Trump’s Montenegro push. Did Trump push Markovic? (video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 16 hours ago
US President Trump appeared to push aside the prime minister of Montenegro. The post Liberal left freaks out over Trump’s Montenegro push. Did Trump push Markovic? (video) appeared first on The Duran.

Russia fumes as OPCW investigators fail to inspect Khan Sheikhoun or Al-Shayrat air base

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 16 hours ago
2 months after alleged chemical attack OPCW inspectors show no hurry inspecting either scene of the attack or location from which attack was allegedly launched. The post Russia fumes as OPCW investigators fail to inspect Khan Sheikhoun or Al-Shayrat air base appeared first on The Duran.

Ukrainian politician promises ‘Night of the Long Knives’

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 16 hours ago
More and more Ukrainian politicians are citing Nazi Germany as a political role model. The post Ukrainian politician promises ‘Night of the Long Knives’ appeared first on The Duran.

It's Unfolding

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
These days, Michael Harris is ticked off with both the Conservatives and the Liberals. His disdain for Justin Trudeau grows with each passing day: Whether it’s the corporate welfare bums at Bombardier, or the owners of those bitumen-laden pipelines, Trudeau can’t seem to say no to certain people. His claim that we can have it both ways on the environment is as tiresome as it is disingenuous. Meanwhile, the Conservatives are living in a Petrified Forest: An intelligent party would have made a course correction after Harper’s anti-democratic, anti-court, anti-free speech, anti-envi... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
Greg Gianforte won yesterday's Montana special election. Given the large number of early votes, it's not clear how much the candidate's eleventh-hour assault of a reporter affected the race, and if it did, whether it helped him or hurt him. But Democrats certainly narrowed the gap in Montana. Here was 2016 Montana election map in the presidential race: Now here's the map of yesterday's race (which was statewide, because Montana is a sparsely populated state and therefore has only one House member): There's a lot more blue on the special election map. In 2012, Mitt Romney won by... more »

Physics-Inspired Artwork In Venice 2: Symmetries

Tommaso Dorigo at Science 2.0 blogs - 16 hours ago
As I explained in the previous post of this series, students in high schools of the Venice area have been asked to produce artistic works inspired by LHC physics research, and in particular the Higgs boson. read more

Republican Candidates Are In A State Of Delusion Headed Towards The Midterms

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
*The GOP mess has crossed over into popular culture; it ain't going' away* One week ago, *Politico* interviewed Mike Madrid, a well-known Republican political consultant in California. "The Democrats," he reminded them, "were absolutely convinced that running against Trump down-ticket was going to create the biggest Democratic blue wave of all time, and it did not work at all… What we’re really seeing in America right now is incredibly intense, wired up Democratic base that’s lighting its hair on fire and driving the media narrative, but it’s not driving polling data, and you’re not... more »

Trouble in the Philippines

LL at Virtual Mirage - 16 hours ago
Today marks the beginning of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, where Muslims across the globe will fast from sunrise to sunset, to celebrate the month the Koran was first presented to the Prophet Muhammed. It's being celebrated in the Philippines in the usual way - by jihadis blowing things up and killing Christians. The religion of peace celebrates the same way in England -- by murdering little girls, and in Egypt, by slaughtering Christians on a bus. The Islamic State posted a statement about the fighting in the southern Philippines: “Dozens Dead Among the Crusader Army in Mara... more »

“Too Much Rain Will Kill Ya”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“Too Much Rain Will Kill Ya”* by Bruce Krasting "My first week on Wall Street was in August of 1973. I was newbie to NYC. My office was on the south side of 100 Wall, on the second floor, looking out over Front Street. There was a tremendous thunderstorm one afternoon. I looked out the window as the street filled with water. The flood poured into a street gutter and overwhelmed it. With the gutter flooded, the rats were drowning. They came out of every hole. In twenty minutes, 500 came out of the one gutter I was watching. The rain stopped and the flooding abated. The rats on the ... more »

The Poet: Aldous Huxley, "Lightly"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*"Lightly"* "It’s dark because you are trying too hard. Lightly child, lightly. Learn to do everything lightly. Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply. Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them. I was so preposterously serious in those days, such a humorless little prig. Lightly, lightly – it’s the best advice ever given me. When it comes to dying even. Nothing ponderous, or portentous, or emphatic. No rhetoric, no tremolos, no self conscious persona putting on its celebrated imitation of Christ or Little Nell. And of course, no theology, no metaphysics. Ju... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Predators'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 16 hours ago
PREDATORS Posted on May 25, 2017 Mohawk Nation News Please post & distribute. MAY 9, 2017. US President Trump is training the people to always get the short end of the stick. He thinks a good president dominates and everybody else submits. Several years ago some iron workers brought him to Kahnawake so a medicine man could fix his lifelong back problem. In three days he was cured. In

Google & Surveillance Capitalism: Tracking Off Line Purchases

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*Of course, you can count on Google to do nothing to protect your privacy, despite their claims.* * Since, Google is breaching and exploiting your privacy by tracking your off line purchases and connecting them to your "on line profile" * *Google’s new ability to match people’s offline credit card purchases to their online lives is a stunning display of surveillance capitalism in action.* *The capability, which Google unveiled this week, allows the company to connect the dots between the ads that it shows its users and what they end up actually buying. This is a crucial link for G... more »

Syrian Kurdish fighters attack Turkish military near Afrin

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
(ARA News) Predominately Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) on Thursday shelled a Turkish army base near Afrin district northwest of Aleppo, military sources reported. “In response to the Turkish aggression against our people in Afrin, the YPG targeted headquarters of Turkey’s military with heavy artillery,” ARA News cites a YPG spokesman. At least one Turkish soldier was […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Palmira-Şam otoyolu yıllar sonra yeniden ordu kontrolüne geçti (Videolar)

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
Yıllardır devam eden savaşın en büyük toprak kazancını önceki gün sağlayan Suriye Arap Ordusu ve müttefik kuvvetleri; Palmira-Şam otoyolunu da yıllar sonra yeniden tamamen kontrol altına aldı. IŞİD’e karşı gerçekleştirilen taarruzda; Mankura,Han el Anebah, Hunayfis bölgelerinde kontrolü sağlayan birlikler; kritik önemdeki otoyolda yeniden kontrolü sağlamayı başardı. 2 yıldan fazla süredir IŞİD’in elinde bulunan bu otoyol sebebiyle […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russia introduces new multipurpose transport helicopter (VIDEO)

Ivan Castro at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:40 P.M.) – Brand new Russian multipurpose Ka-62 transport helicopter conducted its first test flight, “Russian Helicopters” holding reported on Thursday. Vice Prime Minister of Russia, Dmitry Rogozin, published a video footage of the flight on his Twitter page: КА-62 начал летать. Поздравляю коллектив конструкторов, заводчан ААК "Прогресс" и летчиков-испытателей! pic.twitter.com/hrGxZpt48n — Дмитрий […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Suriye ordusu, Rakka’ya kaçan devasa büyüklükteki IŞİD konvoyunu imha etti (Video)

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
Suriye ordusunun Humus doğusu ve Kalamun dağlarında başlattığı fırtına taarruzu sonrası bölgeden kaçmaya çalışan büyük bir IŞİD konvoyu imha edildi. Bölgedeki savunma hatları hızla çöken ve paniğe kapılan teröristler, Rakka’ya açılan son anayolun da ordu kontrolüne geçmesiyle birlikte umutsuz bir şekilde dağ yolundan kaçmaya çalıştı. Mükemmel bir zamanlamayla konvoyu pusuya düşüren Suriye Arap Ordusu birlikleri […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

BREAKING: Over 20 Christians killed as ISIS gunmen attack bus in Egypt

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:40 P.M.) – About an hour ago, armed jihadists loyal to the Islamic State attacked a bus full of Christian Copts while traveling on a road in Menyah, Egypt. Officials said the vehicle had been hit by over one hundred bullets, resulting in the death of at least 23 Egyptians of the minority […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Сирийская армия и морпехи ВМФ РФ готовятся к крупной операции на востоке Хамы

Ivan Castro at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
Элитные подразделения Сирийской Арабской Армии передислоцируются из провинции Дамаск на восток провинции Хама, где начинается подготовка к масштабной операции против террористической группировки “Исламское государство”. Об этом военный источник сообщил агентству Al-Masdar News в четверг. По словам собеседника агентства, части 4-й механизированной дивизии и 5-го армейского корпуса САА, а также подразделения морской пехоты ВМФ РФ готовятся […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In pictures: ISIS watches from afar in Aleppo as the Syrian Army zeroes in on Maskanah

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:10 P.M.) – Amaq Agency released a new batch of pictures on Thursday, showing ISIS units scouting out advances conducted by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the Maskanah Plains, located on the provincial border between Raqqa and Aleppo. Upon discovering the SAA assault troops, known as the Tiger Forces, the Islamic State […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Syrian Army tanks, infantry plow through ISIS territory in central Homs

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (0:30 P.M.) – The Islamic State’s days in central Syria appear to be numbered as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured some 3,000 square kilometers in barely 48 hours, thus reconnecting all roads between the ancient cities of Palmyra and Damascus. Below, the SAA can be seen liberating the desert town of Al-Buseerah, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Mapa completo de la guerra siria: 26 de mayo

Alvaro A. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
El Estado Islámico (ISIS) está en serios problemas dentro de Siria, ya que sus fuerzas han perdido una cantidad significativa de territorio frente al Ejército Árabe Sirio (EAS) y a las Fuerzas Democráticas Sirias (DFS) lideradas por los kurdos durante las últimas 48 horas. En el centro de Siria, el Ejército Árabe Sirio ha liberado […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIS unable to hold its ground as Iraqi forces liberate five more villages near the border

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:55 A.M.) – The Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) are gaining steady ground in the western Nineveh governorate, liberating five more desert villages over the past 24 hours. Engaging seemingly demoralized ISIS militants, the PMU – commanded by Haider Al-Ameri – managed to take control over the villages of Tall Ghiza, Hatimyia, Qabosyia, north […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Moody's Downgrades China -- News Roundup

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*New York Times*:* Why China’s Growing Debt Load Worries the World* Moody’s Investors Service downgraded its rating of China’s sovereign debt one notch on Wednesday, citing concerns over growing debt in the country, which has the world’s second-largest economy. In recent years, as China’s stunning economic performance of past decades has become difficult to sustain, the country has used debt to fuel growth. Now, Moody’s says, China will have to borrow more and more to maintain the levels of economic growth the government wants. The concerns Moody’s raises will sound familiar to th... more »

Largest Sex Trafficking Bust in US History, Dozens of High-Level ‘Slave Traders’ Indicted

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 17 hours ago
[image: trafficking]The indictment brings the total number of people charged to 38, making it one of the largest sex trafficking prosecutions in the U.S.

Silence Is Falling on the South China Sea

Jay Batongbacal at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Jay Batongbacal* *Security, Asia* Renewed Chinese beneficence has had its intended impact: by thawing formerly ice-cold ties, emphasizing cooperation ‘in other areas’ and drawing attention away from the maritime disputes. Philippine–China relations have taken a decidedly friendly turn since the South China Sea arbitration concluded with the Annex VII tribunal ruling mostly in favor of the Philippines. President Rodrigo Duterte has completely upended the country’s foreign policy with its powerful neighbor, starting with a “soft landing” approach to the ruling, and following up w... more »

Is the U.S. Air Force's B-21 Raider Too 'Stealth' (From the Public)?

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * While the Air Force has revealed its first sketch or artist rendering of what the B-21 might look like, there has been little to no public discussion about what some of its new technologies may include. Secrecy and classification parameters of Air Forces' new "in-early-development" next-generation B-21 Raider stealth bomber will be analyzed by the Pentagon's Inspector General to investigate just how many details, strategies and technological advances related to the emerging platform should be highly classified. While Air Force developers say the long-r... more »

Here is your break from all things Trump related courtesy of a Blind Item solution.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
wishing I was in Vegas with this hot stuff!! #MCM missing you already  A post shared by Bristol Meyer (@bsmp2) on May 22, 2017 at 3:19pm PDT Courtesy of Crazy Days and Nights: *This A+ list last name recognition celebrity offspring who has really only done a bunch of reality shows recently moved because she wants to get into the family business and thinks it will be easier in the state where she has moved to.* And the reveal was: *Bristol Palin* I don't want to tell these folks how to do their job, but I think they are barking up the wrong dimwit. Yes I think the move to T... more »

Will My Employment Law Claim Show Up In A Background Check?

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 17 hours ago
I'm constantly asked about whether certain actions against employers for discrimination and other issues will show up in a background check. Other than a lawsuit, most probably will not. And now, even with a lawsuit, a court just allowed a plaintiff to go forward with a sex discrimination suit as "Jane Doe" so her reputation would not be damaged. So, what kinds of actions will and won't show up on a background check? Here are my thoughts: *Severance agreements*: Negotiating a severance agreement should be confidential. While most employers put in the agreement that employees will k... more »

Adorable footage shows wolf pups at Wingham Wildlife Park open their eyes for the first time

White Wolf at White Wolf - 17 hours ago
Wingham Wildlife Park welcomed their first ever European wolf pups into the park this month. The litter of four pups were born on Wednesday, and took ten days to open their eyes. Wolves have been part of Wingham Wildlife Park since 2013, when Dakota - the mother of this litter of pups - and her sister Arya came to the UK from Parc Animalier de Sainte Croix in France. Markus Wilder, park curator, added: "They all have their eyes open already and are moving around really well. When Dakota first made her den, it was quite shallow, but we can see now why she has been excavating it mor... more »

Supporting the American Defense Industry

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 17 hours ago
In Donald Trump's recent speech in Saudi Arabia, he stated the following: "*King Salman, I thank you for the creation of this great moment in history, and for your massive investment in America, its industry and its jobs. I also thank you for investing in the future of this part of the world.*" This speech was given after Saudi Arabia signed a deal to purchase $110 billion worth of arms effective immediately and $350 billion over ten years. While it's interesting to see that President Trump thanked Saudi King Salman for his contribution to American industry and jobs, there is a gr... more »

Trump's Budget Seeks Big Cuts to UN Funding

Alex Newman at rss - 18 hours ago
[image: trump-s-budget-seeks-big-cuts-to-un-funding] The dictator-dominated United Nations is in a panic, claiming that it will be “impossible” for it to continue its allegedly “essential work” under budget cuts outlined in President Donald Trump's proposed budget for next year. While the proposed cuts to U.S. taxpayer funding of the UN are not quite the 50 percent rollbacks previously discussed by the administration, the savings could nevertheless play a significant role in reining in the out-of-control UN. All funding for UN “global warming” schemes, for instance, would be slashed... more »

Paris Climate Agreement: This Way to the Egress

William P. Hoar at rss - 18 hours ago
[image: paris-climate-agreement-this-way-to-the-egress] The *New York Times* and other powerful mainstream media organs are waging a propaganda war against exiting the Paris climate accord. But their claims on behalf of the accord, which was never ratified by the U.S .Senate, could not be more wrong.

UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn links terrorism to failed foreign policy

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 18 hours ago
Jeremy Corbyn said that the 'war on terror' has failed and that new foreign policies are needed to prevent further terrorist atrocities in Britain. The post UK opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn links terrorism to failed foreign policy appeared first on The Duran.

Coptic Christians slaughtered in Egypt on pilgrimage to monastery

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 18 hours ago
This comes after multiple-attacks on Egypt's Christians on Palm Sunday of this year. The post Coptic Christians slaughtered in Egypt on pilgrimage to monastery appeared first on The Duran.

Russia helps Philippines fight ISIS

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 18 hours ago
Sergey Lavrov said that the two countries will cooperate in a variety of areas including, defence, counter-terrorism, the war on drugs as well as in infrastructure, culture and tourism. The post Russia helps Philippines fight ISIS appeared first on The Duran.

Archaeologists 'Find' Ancient Native City of 'Etzanoa' City of Gold

White Wolf at White Wolf - 18 hours ago
Another of the “lost cities” of North America may have been found, according to Dr. Donald Blakeslee, an archaeologist at Wichita State University. The Wichita Indians who discovered Francisco Vásquez de Coronado in 1541 and Juan de Oñate y Salazar in 1601, according to archaeological evidence, had been farming since 900 CE. The Indians who encountered the Spanish intruders lived in fairly big cities for the times. Coronado called the city he visited Quivira; Oñate found his way to an urban center he called Etzanoa. The Spanish were looking for the “Seven Cities of Gold,” which in... more »

Egypt Coptic Christians killed in bus attack per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-40059307 on the latest massacre of Coptic Christians in Egypt contains this thought: 'The early Church suffered persecution under the Roman Empire, and there were intermittent persecutions after Egypt became a Muslim country. Many believe that continues to this day.' Many believe? Who seriously doesn't believe that?

Shell’s Uriah Heep

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 19 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Patsy Lacey http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2017/05/23/defeats-activist-uprising-faces-rising-climate-concerns/ From the headline, you might have thought that Shell had grown some balls. Unfortunately, as Jillian Ambrose reports, it is mostly the same old: Royal Dutch Shell has convincingly defeated a climate activist uprising after facing down one of its most bitter stand-offs with shareholders over its […]

Matt Ridley: Peer Review Of Science Is A Deeply Tainted System

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 19 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From GWPF: True, it was a low-grade, pay-to-publish journal of the kind that has proliferated recently as a money-making venture, but the authors were recommended to try that journal by a serious journal, and the peer review was genuine. As the authors have written of their own work: “We don’t understand it […]

Easy Meat

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
I’ve been meaning to tackle The Three Girls trilogy, its ramifications and the publicity surrounding it for ages. Fortunately for you and me, Melanie Phillips has done it for me. (£) The media were almost universal in their praise for the BBC’s courage in tackling such a delicate topic. Did they mean the courage in the sense of daring to defy the culture of political correctness (much of which was of the BBC’s own making) that led to the suppression of the truth for years? Or perhaps they meant the courage of possibly inciting multiple backlashes. Threats from angry Muslims or threa... more »

According the CBO score instead of inflicting Trumpcare on the American people it might be more humane to simply line the sick up and shoot them.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
The above is a chart from Mother Jones. And here is a tweet to drive the point home a little more. CBO estimates that in states requesting AHCA waivers, premiums for low-income elderly enrollees would go up 800 percent. That is not a typo. pic.twitter.com/W7QC4z9UUS — Sarah Kliff (@sarahkliff) May 24, 2017 800 percent, well that's enough to give you a preexisting condition right there. In fact the bill is so bad that it literally brought a Republican Congressman to tears: Courtesy of IJR: *Freedom Caucus Chairman Mark Meadows (R-N.C.), — who played a pivotal role in includin... more »

"You Can Never Really Say MMR Doesn't Cause Autism," Dr. Paul Offit

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
Thanks to AofA's Nancy Hokkanen for this summation: "You can never really say 'MMR doesn’t cause autism,' but frankly when you get in front of the media, you better get used to saying it. Because otherwise people hear a door...

Declassified Memos: The FBI Leaked And Shared Spy Intercepts On Americans To Outside Parties

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
REUTERS/Denis Balibouse *John Solomon and Sara Carter, Circa*: *Declassified memos show FBI illegally shared spy data on Americans with private parties* The FBI has illegally shared raw intelligence about Americans with unauthorized third parties and violated other constitutional privacy protections, according to newly declassified government documents that undercut the bureau’s public assurances about how carefully it handles warrantless spy data to avoid abuses or leaks. In his final congressional testimony before he was fired by President Trump this month, then-FBI Director Jam... more »

Jeremy Corbyn warned Theresa May about the dangers of her police cuts weeks ago. Her reaction should haunt her forever [VIDEO]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 19 hours ago
Seven weeks ago, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn warned Theresa May that her savage cuts to police forces would leave police unable to perform their task of keeping Britain safe. The Prime Minister scoffed at him. And this failure in judgement has cost Britain dearly. PMQs Speaking after the 22 March Westminster attacks, Corbyn praised the […] The post Jeremy Corbyn warned Theresa May about the dangers of her police cuts weeks ago. Her reaction should haunt her forever [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

People are standing up to a corporate giant, and it could be a game-changer for workers’ rights

Sophia Akram at The Canary - 19 hours ago
App-based taxi company Uber has been unapologetic over its business model, despite coming under repeated attack. And its business model’s impact on workers’ rights has even landed it in court. Now a union is trying to stop the $69 billion company from renewing its license to operate in London – unless Uber guarantees basic employment rights to its workers. GMB wants Transport for […] The post People are standing up to a corporate giant, and it could be a game-changer for workers’ rights appeared first on The Canary.

"Transcripts of Defeat: The Soviets in Afghanistan"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
"Transcripts of Defeat: The Soviets in Afghanistan" By Victor Sebestyen "The highly decorated general sat opposite his commander in chief and explained the problems his army faced fighting in the hills around Kabul: “There is no piece of land in Afghanistan that has not been occupied by one of our soldiers at some time or another,” he said. “Nevertheless much of the territory stays in the hands of the terrorists. We control the provincial centers, but we cannot maintain political control over the territory we seize. Our soldiers are not to blame. They’ve fought incredibly bravely i... more »

UPDATED: Manchester Bomber Was a British Intelligence Mi6 Asset

OYE NEWS at OYE Alternative News - 19 hours ago
UPDATED: It comes as no surprise to us, but new evidence appears to show that Salman Abedi, the Manchester Arena bomber, was a Mi6 asset. The post UPDATED: Manchester Bomber Was a British Intelligence Mi6 Asset appeared first on OYE Alternative News.

"Douglas Murray - The Strange Death of Europe - an interview on UK Talk Radio

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
https://youtu.be/oINW5yySbK0 Interesting and worrying.

Question Time from Salford

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
I am averagely squeamish and I certainly don’t get a kick out of self-inflicted pain, but I felt compelled to watch the special Question Time last night from Salford. You had to do it. I can’t be sure if the ISIS magazine ‘Dabiq’ is a fabrication, like a souped-up version of the ‘Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion’, but if you listened to Sam Harris’s Podcast, (as per my previous post) (make the effort) you’d have a better grasp of the fundamental allure of ISIS than the panel on last night’s Question Time, with the exception of Sara Khan, who was accused of knowing less abo... more »

Russophobes will cry: Sheriff Trump lays down the law to Brussels Eurocrats

Ricky Twisdale at The Duran - 20 hours ago
The 45th president played alpha male in Brussels, returning to several policy themes that had animated his campaign The post Russophobes will cry: Sheriff Trump lays down the law to Brussels Eurocrats appeared first on The Duran.

Another summer, another surge in migration figures, writes Leo McKinstry

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
I think it fair to say that Leo McKinstry is not a fan of mass immigration. Read this in The Express http://www.express.co.uk/comment/columnists/leo-mckinstry/808960/manchester-attack-migrant-summer-incoming-figures-surge-leo-mckinstry 'We are lectured about the dangers of intolerance, yet what could be more intolerant than the barbaric, misogynist, primitive Islamist culture that has been imported into our lands? We are told to "carry on as normal", even while the authorities allow at least 3,000 known jihadists, such as the Manchester killer Salman Abedi, to live in our neighbour... more »

Russia VEB Bank in NYC Served as Cover for Spy & for Spy Recruiting; Trump Advisor Kushner Met with VEB Head in December

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 20 hours ago
Originally posted on Mining Awareness + : The VEB Bank branch, harboring at least one spy-spy recruiter, wasn’t simply in New York City…

Was Trump Pushing Montenegro’s Prime Minister Part of Putin’s “Retaliatory Actions” Because Montenegro Joined NATO?

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 20 hours ago
PM Duško Marković of Montenegro Was Trump pushing the Montenegrin PM Duško Marković out of the way part of Russia’s … Continue reading →

Yemeni forces conduct new raid on Saudi territory

Naseh Shaker at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
SANA’A, YEMEN (11:20 A.M.) – A number of Saudi Army soldiers were killed and wounded as a result of a special operation conducted by Yemeni Republican Guard and Houthi popular committees in Asir province of Saudi Arabia. According to a military source, Yemeni forces carried out a military operation on Thursday in the village of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Iraq: Devastation on West Mosul’s Al-Nadjjar streets after defeat of IS

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The streets of recently captured Al-Nadjjar district in West Mosul, were filmed on board a vehicle of the Iraqi Federal Police on Thursday, as it drove on its devastated streets towards the new frontline. Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In pictures: Syrian Army seizes large quantity of equipment from ISIL

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:15 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) seized a large quantity of the Islamic State’s (ISIL) weapons in the southeastern countryside of Homs, Thursday, the pro-government National Defense Forces (NDF) reported. The NDF released several photos of the captured hardware in the Mahsaa area of southeast Homs: According to a military […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

At least 105 civilians killed in US Strike in Mosul in March: US

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
(AFP) A US strike targeting ISIL fighters in a Mosul building in Iraq in March killed at least 105 civilians when the blast caused ISIL weapons to explode, a US general said Thursday. “The secondary explosion triggered a rapid failure of the structure which killed the two ISIL snipers, 101 civilians sheltered in the bottom […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Exclusiva de Al-Masdar: Ejército Sirio y Marines rusos se trasladan para ofensiva en el este de Hama

Renato Velez at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
Una unidad de élite del Ejército Árabe Sirio (EAS) se ha hecho arduo camino desde Damasco a la campiña oriental de Hama, donde se preparan para lanzar una operación masiva contra los terroristas del Estado Islámico (ISIS) en la zona, señaló una fuente militar el jueves a Al-Masdar. Según la fuente, la 4ta División Mecanizada […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Complete map of Syrian War: May 26th

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 A.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIL) is in serious trouble inside Syria, as their forces have conceded a significant amount of territory to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) over the past 48 hours. In central Syria, the Syrian Arab Army has liberated more than 2,700 square […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Philippines: Fighting between army and IS-linked militants leaves at least 22 dead

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – Fighting between the Philippine army and the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) linked militant groups has left at least 22 people dead in Marawi City, Mindanao Island, Thursday. Army tanks rolled into the city as the government forces attempt to regain control of the predominantly Muslim city. Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

الاستخبارات الاسرائيلية : السعودية لا تشكل خطراً علينا

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
قال رئيس الاستخبارات العسكرية الصهيونية السابق، ورئيس “المعهد لدراسات الأمن القومي ” (INSS)، عاموس يدلين إن الوسائل القتالية التي ستتسلمها السعودية في إطار صفقة الأسلحة الضخمة بين الولايات المتحدة والسعودية لا تشكل خطرا على “إسرائيل”. وقال يدلين لصحيفة “هآرتس” :” انه مثل أية مسألة أمنية، هناك مركبات كثيرة، بعضها إيجابي وبعضها ينطوي على أخطار”، مضيفا:” […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Bahraini court convicted Shiites’ spiritual leader as Trump met King Hamad

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
Bahraini regime has issued an unjust verdict against top Islamic scholar Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim on the day the regime’s King Al Khalifa was meeting US President Donald Trump in Riyadh. On Sunday, a Bahraini court sentenced, Sheikh Qassim, spiritual leader of the country’s Shiite Muslims majority, to one year in jail suspended for three […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Al-Masdar exclusive: Syrian Army, Russian Marines head to east Hama for upcoming offensive

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – An elite unit from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has made the arduous journey from Damascus to the eastern countryside of Hama, where they are preparing to launch a massive operation against the Islamic State (ISIL) terrorists in the area, a military source told Al-Masdar News on Thursday. According to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russia’s new high-speed military helicopter to make maiden flight by 2025

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – An advanced high-speed military helicopter is scheduled to make its maiden flight by 2025, Russia’s deputy defense minister Yuri Borisov said during the HeliRussia-2017 exhibition on Thursday. “Our new state arms procurement program (for 2018-2025) envisages a research and development project, and we expect a high-speed aircraft to take off […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army liberates roads between Damascus, Palmyra: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 A.M.) – Soldiers of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) successfully abolished squads of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) near the village of Khunayfis in the Homs Province, Thursday, managing to reopen highways between the city of Palmyra and the Syrian capital. The Syrian Arab Army managed to liberate, Thursday, Jabal Dali, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Could America End Up In An Unexpected War With China?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Doug Bandow, National Interest*: *How America Could End Up in an Unexpected War with China* Three decades ago the People’s Republic of China was an economic backwater. Today the PRC sports the world’s second-largest economy. Shanghai most dramatically illustrates the country’s transformation. The city is filled with stylish office buildings, five-star hotels, luxury stores and foreign visitors. Reflecting their success, the Chinese are increasingly confident as well. If not yet a great power, the PRC seems destined to eventually share global leadership with the United States. And... more »

Special Ops Veteran Now Fights Scourge of Child Exploitation

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Special ops veteran Kevin Tillman retrained as a computer forensic expert and now fights child exploitation for ICE Homeland Security Investigations in New York. (Samira Bouaou/The Epoch Times)] There is in fact a hard solution to all this. It is the ending of anomimity. You will be wlecome to use handles as we all do, but it must be always possible to right click in order to review the individuals profile which needs to be independently authenticated. That rule also needs to apply to securities tading and many other commercial transactions. What this do... more »

Obama Officials Admit to Receiving ‘Unmasked’ Intelligence Reports During Election Campaign

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
We are in severe need of the application of the proper federal laws established to take down politicians who believe they are somehow above the law. This activity is beyond outrage and represents a directed war against political opposition with malice aforethought. There is actually no other reason for this directed curiousity and the defense is clearly an exercise in legal parsing as if that could excuse the inexcusable. Stop it already. You could and you did and used every trick to deftly stp around safeguards. The motive is obvious. That it was futile is quite another mat... more »

Madeleine McCann Detective Accuses ex-PM Gordon Brown and MI5 of Epic Cover-up — The Podesta Connection

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I am posting this item for one simple reason. The informant could not be better. Efforts have been made to diminish his effect and it is likely that his initial take on circumstances must be partially wrong, but then they usually are. Far more certain is that the Podestas had opportunity and were with a now convicted pedophile. This is circumstantial but this is enough to provide a person(s) of interest with obviously no competitors. It also explains the ability to engage M15 and the British Prime minister. Those claims are hardly going to be made up out of full cloth by the... more »

Kolbrin - The Book of Gleanings - Chpt 16 - Spirit of GOD

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This can be read slowly. It can be read one phrase at a time with a pause for contemplation. Here we have the aspects of GOD laid out in human words. This text can be read in preparation for the practice of meditation. It can be read in order to venerate GOD. It can be read in part or in whole in preparation for prayer. It can be read while contemplating love. *CHAPTER SIXTEEN * *THE SPIRIT OF GOD * *"I am the immortality latent in all things mortal. The light filling all things with radiance, the power holding all things to their form. I am the pure, invulnerable stream u... more »

A Profile On U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
DOD/Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith *Dexter Filkins, New Yorker*:* James Mattis, A Warrior in Washington* The former Marine Corps general spent four decades on the front lines. How will he lead the Department of Defense? On January 22nd, two days after President Trump was inaugurated, he received a memo from his new Secretary of Defense, James Mattis, recommending that the United States launch a military strike in Yemen. In a forty-year career, Mattis, a retired Marine Corps general and a veteran of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, had cultivated a reputation for being both deeply thoug... more »

Lying DEA Officials Get a Pass (Just Like Clapper)

Jacob G. Hornberger at 21 hours ago
[image: undefined] Why is there one set of criminal laws for the private sector and another set for U.S. officials? The inspectors general for the State Department and the Justice Department have released a report that states that DEA officials lied to Congress about an episode in Honduras in which DEA agents killed innocent people. According to the report, the DEA falsely told Congress that its agents had shot drug smugglers in self-defense during a nighttime shootout after a boat containing the victims had collided with a boat containing the DEA agents. The truth was that the bo... more »

Rebels 'Went to Libya With MI5 Blessing' Amid Abedi Probe

Gareth Davies at 21 hours ago
[image: undefined] Rebels living in England have claimed the UK Government waived travel bans to let them fight Colonel Gaddafi in Libya as investigators probe the Manchester bomber's visits to Tripoli. Fighters which included Libyan exiles and British-Libyan residents have described how MI5 operated an open door policy for those willing to travel to North Africa to topple the dictator. It comes as Home Secretary Amber Rudd admitted Salman Abedi, who killed 22 and injured at least 119 people when he blew himself up at Manchester Arena, was known to counter-terror authorities. T... more »

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 5/26/2017"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 5/26/2017"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Former CIA Director John Brennan testified on Capitol Hill this week and told Congress that he was “concerned” and “aware of information and intelligence that revealed contacts and interactions between Russian officials and the Trump campaign.” The big headline buried in the mainstream media (MSM) reporting was Brennan admitting in the same hearing, “I don’t know whether or not such collusion existed. I don’t know.” That means there is still zero evidence that anyone in the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian... more »

Physics World insults me, simultaneously promotes climate alarmism and crackpottery in HEP

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
*The writer's cognitive dissonance is amazing* Most readers of news outlets about science have begun to notice that most of the conventional semipopular news sources about physics – but also most other topics – are fading away. They haven't been sufficiently financially rewarded for the quality of their writing so they reduced the quality of the writing and focused on cheap things that were enough for the undemanding readers. That decreased their attractiveness among the demanding readers as well as their revenue which led to a further, forced decrease of the quality because it's i... more »

BBC News: Fight Against ISIS From The Sky In 360 Video

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* This is an incredible video.

Senate Republicans are Screwed on Trumpcare and They Know It.

Robert Reich - 23 hours ago
Very soon Senate Republicans will have to decide what to do about Trumpcare. Their choice is... more »

"Only One Way..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“There is only one way to avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing and be nothing.” ~ Aristotle

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Rebel parts of #Syria revive beloved Arabian horse races  pic.twitter.com/kimz6eC4Pr — AFP news agency (@AFP) May 25, 2017

John Kerry's Advice To Harvard Grads: To Influence Trump 'Buy Rosetta Stone And Learn Russian'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Newsweek:* *John Kerry Blasts Trump, Advising Graduates With White House Ambitions to 'Learn Russian'* Former Secretary of State John Kerry offered his most powerful criticism to date of the Trump administration in a commencement speech to Harvard Kenny School of Government Wednesday. Kerry promised a candid speech free of bipartisanship and wasted no time in mentioning the ongoing investigation into collusion between Russia and Trump’s campaign in the 2016 president election. “I’m often asked, what is the secret to having real impact on government?,” he said. “Well, it’s recent... more »

The Seth Rich Conspiracy Theory

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Russian embassies actively promoted a now-debunked conspiracy theory that the murdered DNC staffer leaked e-mails to WikiLeaks.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* Photo: A Su-33 (foreground) and MiG-29K (background) fighters aboard the Admiral Kuznetsov heavy aircraft carrier in the Mediterranean Sea. © SPUTNIK/ PRESS SERVICE OF THE NORTHERN FLEET *WNU Editor*: The above picture is from this photo gallery ....* Lord of the Skies: Sukhoi Su-27 Celebrates Its 40th Anniversary* (Sputnik).

Texas Might Increase Number of Community Colleges Offering Bachelor’s Degrees

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
The Texas state legislature is considering expanding the number of community colleges that offer bachelor’s degrees in the state.

Study: Reduced Community College Tuition Not Impacting 4-year Enrollment

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
A recent study found that a steep drop in community college tuition typically sparks significant enrollment increases of recent high school graduates without diverting many from four-year, public institutions.

Congressional Committee Directs Ire at Runcie

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
James Runcie’s resignation as chief operating officer of the Office of Federal Student Aid was the subject of heated discussion at a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee meeting on Thursday.

JFK at 100: Why we still cherish his memory

Michael Hogan, Professor of History, University of Illinois at Springfield at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
President Kennedy and First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy on Dec. 15, 1961. White House Photographs On May 29, the nation commemorates the 100th anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s birth. It’s worth noting on this occasion that even now, more than 50 years after his death, Kennedy is widely regarded as one of the country’s best presidents. Although historians may feel differently, the public consistently ranks him at or near the top among American leaders. Why does Kennedy remains so popular – indeed, nearly as popular in public memory as he was during his presidency? This is the question I... more »

NATO has little to offer anti-ISIL fight: Russian official

(TASS) NATO’s decision to join the coalition against the Islamic State has little to offer since all the NATO countries are already involved in that coalition in one way or another, the Russian Ambassador to NATO, Alexander Grushko told Rossiya’24 news channel. “They endorsed an action plan that envisions NATO as an organization will join […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Huge ISIL convoy en route to Raqqa eliminated by Syrian military: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:50 A.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIL) received a rude awakening, Wednesday, when their massive convoy traveling from the Qalamoun Mountains was completely wiped out by the Syrian military. The terrorist group’s convoy was reportedly making their way to the Al-Raqqa Governorate, when the Syrian military laid a perfectly timed assault that destroyed […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

President Trump Wants To Convert Some Military Grants To Other Countries Into Loans

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Defense News:* *FY18 budget request cuts $1B from State's Foreign Military Financing* WASHINGTON — The White House fiscal 2018 budget request cuts more than $1 billion from the U.S. State Department's Foreign Military Financing program, with the majority of countries fighting over a pot of about $200 million in funding. The cuts, first reported by Defense News, come hand in hand with a new push to move FMF funding into a loan program that critics say will drive allied nations to look elsewhere for defense procurement. Foreign Military Financing has largely taken the role of a ... more »

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Balance (Galaxies)”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Liquid Mind, “Balance (Galaxies)” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKKzFk-FiZM

People For the American Way Launches The Next Up Victory Fund

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Progressives like Keith Ellison, Pramila Jayapal and Jamie Raskin-- as well as other Democrats-- joined the folks at PFAW this week at an event introducing the launch of their newest in a series of progressive bench-building initiatives the Next Up Victory Fun. the purpose of the new program is to elect young progressives to state and local offices. Next Up will support young progressive candidates running for state and local office across the country by providing endorsements and direct contributions, as well as a platform and greater access to the broader progressive community.... more »

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman Eases ‘Guardianship’ Rules Against Women?

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
An order from the Saudi king allows women access to more services, barring a previous 'regulatory obligation' that requires them to have male guardianship.

How do the chemicals in sunscreen protect our skin from damage?

Kerry Hanson, Research Chemist, University of California, Riverside at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Don't skimp on the SPF. Sabphoto via Shutterstock.com Not so long ago, people like my Aunt Muriel thought of sunburn as a necessary evil on the way to a “good base tan.” She used to slather on the baby oil while using a large reflector to bake away. Aunt Muriel’s mantra when the inevitable burn and peel appeared: Beauty has its price. Was she ever right about that price – but it was a lot higher than any of us at the time recognized. What sun addicts didn’t know then was that we were setting our skin up for damage to its structural proteins and DNA. Hello, wrinkles, liver spots and ... more »

Designing games that change perceptions, opinions and even players' real-life actions

Lindsay Grace, Associate Professor of Communication; Director, American University Game Lab and Studio, American University School of Communication at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 1 day ago
In 1904, Lizzie Magie patented “The Landlord’s Game,” a board game about property ownership, with the specific goal of teaching players about how a system of land grabbing impoverishes tenants and enriches property owners. The game, which went on to become the mass-market classic “Monopoly,” was the first widely recognized example of what is today called “persuasive play.” ‘The Landlord’s Game,’ the first persuasive game. U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Games offer a unique opportunity to persuade their audiences, because players are not simply listening, reading or interpreting... more »

Report: Russia Is Behind A Massive Disinformation Campaign

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A global espionage campaign involving email phishing attacks and leaked falsified documents is detailed in a report released Thursday by the University of Toronto's Citizen Lab. (Lee Jae-Won/Reuters) *CBC*: *Russian spies may have backed email phishing campaign in effort to spread disinformation* 218 email accounts across 39 countries targeted, report by University of Toronto's Citizen Lab finds New evidence of a global espionage campaign involving email phishing attacks and leaked falsified documents emerged on Thursday, with clues suggesting the Russian government might have bee... more »

“Don’t Believe Anything You See In The Media– It’s False And It’s Meant To Keep Us Blind”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Don’t Believe Anything You See In The Media– * *It’s False And It’s Meant To Keep Us Blind”* by Mark Angelides "Consider this: If not only the news that angers us, but also the news that elates us were all part of a design to control our emotions and make us active and inactive at will, and the powers that control the media had the power to use it, would they? The sad truth is that they do have the power to do this, and they do use it, and we follow along blindly being alternately enraged and pacified. When news of a terror attack comes out, we blow our tops and screech and curse... more »

The U.S. Marine Artillery Unit In Syria Has Fired In The Past Two Months 4,500 Rounds In Support Of Kurdish And Syrian Arab Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Wikipedia *Marine Times:* *Marine artillery barrages ISIS during secretive deployment* During roughly two months in Syria, Marines fired more than 4,500 rounds in support of Kurdish and Syrian Arab forces, said the spokesman of the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit. The Marines were supporting the foreign troops as they tightened the noose on the Islamic State group’s de facto capital of Raqqa, Maj. Craig Thomas said on Wednesday. About 400 artillery Marines deployed to Syria during the 11th MEU’s seven-month deployment aboard the Makin Island Amphibious Ready Group. The Marines w... more »

Millionaire Republican candidate takes Trump’s war on the media to a whole new level

Ed Sykes at The Canary - 1 day ago
US President Donald Trump has had a very rocky relationship with the media since taking office. In February, for example, he went even further than calling mainstream news organisations “fake news”, insisting that these outlets were “the enemy of the people”. But now, one millionaire Republican candidate has taken Trump’s spat with the media to a whole new level, […] The post Millionaire Republican candidate takes Trump’s war on the media to a whole new level appeared first on The Canary.

Jeremy Corbyn just won the battle of the manifestos. Big time.

Emily Apple at The Canary - 1 day ago
In the battle of the manifestos, Jeremy Corbyn is the clear winner. At least according to a new poll from YouGov released on 25 May. Not only is the key point most people remember from Theresa May’s launch the ‘dementia tax’. Labour are also leading on having good, well thought out policies. Who remembers what? One […] The post Jeremy Corbyn just won the battle of the manifestos. Big time. appeared first on The Canary.

Another Murdoch newspaper under heavy fire for running a shameful opinion piece about Corbyn and Manchester

James Wright at The Canary - 1 day ago
After The Sun faced widespread condemnation for its response to the Manchester bombing, another paper owned by Rupert Murdoch is under fire. 3 days after #Manchester & rightwing press begin smearing Corbyn. @IainMartin1 taking the low road. #GE2017 https://t.co/QG71gdeQN6 pic.twitter.com/AiHqsGT370 — Gerry Hassan (@GerryHassan) May 25, 2017 In a Times piece about the tragedy, Iain […] The post Another Murdoch newspaper under heavy fire for running a shameful opinion piece about Corbyn and Manchester appeared first on The Canary.

US Senator McCain on Reports Trump Shared Sensitive Intel with Russian Officials

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 day ago
White House Photo of Trump snd Russian Foreign Min Lavrov plus VP Pence’s Rabbit “May 16 2017 STATEMENT BY SASC … Continue reading →

US Senator Sanders on the Republican Health Care – Not- Bill: Stiffing the Poor, the Unhealthy, the Disadvantaged to Benefit the Rich

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 day ago
This is even more concerning given the parting toxic gift left by the Obama administration: https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2017/01/27/us-officially-allows-radiation-in-drinking-water-1000s-of-times-greater-than-clean-water-act-in-event-of-nuclear-accident-private-interim-nuclear-waste-storage-comment-deadline-today-11-59-pm-et-even “Sanders Statement on Release … Continue reading →

Humanity is Suffering from a Divide and Conquer Strategy

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Phillip J. Watt* - Who knew life on earth could be so challenging and entertaining at the same time? The post Humanity is Suffering from a Divide and Conquer Strategy appeared first on Waking Times.

Audit: Iowa Athletics IT Director Submitted False Invoices

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
IOWA CITY, Iowa — The University of Iowa athletics department’s information technology director spent school money on personal items for his home and then submitted false invoices to cover his tracks, according to a state audit released Thursday. The employee, Patrick Delin, also spent thousands of dollars traveling to a conference in Colorado that wasn’t […]

Hungary Sees No Reason to Change Law Affecting Soros School

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
BUDAPEST, Hungary — Hungary’s government said Thursday it sees no reason to alter the recently amended education law which could force a university founded by billionaire George Soros to leave the country. Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s chief of staff said the conflict over Budapest-based Central European University was “political hysteria.” Janos Lazar said the government’s […]

The U.S. Military Needs "Second Strike Capability" in the Space and Cyber Arenas

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * And Russia and China are the reasons. The United States must develop some form of “second strike capability” in domains such as space or cyber to help deter aggression in those arenas. The development of ballistic missile submarines helped to slow down nuclear escalation during the Cold War. The development of some sort of equivalent capability for realms such as cyber or space might do the same for those domains too. The high-end threats such as Russia and China are able to challenge the United States at the highest levels across nuclear, chemical ... more »

The Battle of Dunkirk: The Real Turning Point of World War II?

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, Europe* Hitler lost perhaps his only chance to crush Churchill—and we’re still fighting about it to this day. The seventy-seventh anniversary of the Dunkirk evacuation has already received a great deal of attention, in no doubt due to the pending release of Christopher Nolan’s new film treatment of the battle. For nearly seventy-seven years, the battle has stirred controversy—in one view it’s an example of British courage and gallantry under fire, in another a catastrophic military setback, and in yet another an emblematic example of military and natio... more »

The Russian Military's Ultimate Goal: To Kill Its Enemies from Long-Ranges

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, Europe* Russia is not the USSR--but it is no longer weak. The shape of Russia’s military in 2035 will largely be determined by how successfully Moscow can transition from projects originally conceived by the Soviet Union into efforts that originated in today’s Russian Federation. Many of Russia’s most modern weapons such as the Kalibr-NK cruise missile or Iskander-M ballistic missile are actually projects that were on the drawing board in the late 1980s when the Soviet Union began to falter. “These are actually late ‘80s Soviet designs—almost all of i... more »

This Is the Key to a Successful Trump Foreign Policy

Colin Dueck at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Colin Dueck* *Security, Americas* [image: A-10 aircraft at sunset. Pixabay/Public domain] The United States should look to revive the art of deterrence to avoid open warfare. As President Trump returns from traveling to Europe and the Middle East, his administration will continue to rollout related defense and foreign-policy initiatives through multiple departments and agencies. For the purposes of strategic planning: what organizing principle might be useful to inform such initiatives and is consistent with existing statements of presidential intent? Here is one such principle... more »

How Financial Markets Are Handling Trump's Volatile Leadership

Samuel Rines at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Samuel Rines* *Economics, Americas* [image: Reverse of one-dollar bill. Pixabay/Public domain] Financial markets may have overestimated the speed with which change would come to Washington. For eight years of on-and-off quantitative easing, the Federal Reserve held the undivided attention of markets. Now, the GOP is in power, and its long-heralded initiatives of repealing the Affordable Care Act, reforming the tax code, scaling back regulations and incentivizing infrastructure spending have been cheered by markets that needed a new narrative. But markets may have overestimated ... more »

Trump's Message to the Middle East Couldn't Be More Different from Obama's

Matthew RJ Brodsky at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Matthew RJ Brodsky* *Politics, Middle East* [image: President Barack Obama speaks at Cairo University. Flickr/Obama White House] Trump’s promise that America would mind its own business stood in marked contrast to Obama’s outstretched hand. President Trump marked another turning of the page from the Barack Obama years with his highly anticipated speech delivered in Saudi Arabia on his first trip overseas. While there were some similarities with Barack Obama’s major address on June 4, 2009 in Cairo, Egypt—such as a willingness to work with those who responded in kind to America’s... more »

Forget North Korea's Nuclear Arsenal. Its Chemical and Cyber Weapons Are Already a Threat.

Patrick M. Cronin at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Patrick M. Cronin* *Security, Asia* [image: Painting of Kim Il-sung in Wonsan, North Korea. Flickr/Creative Commons/@yeowatzup] Pyongyang’s VX attack and cyber hijinks suggests a regime bent on acquiring multiple weapons of mass disruption and destruction. In reminding the world why Iran poses an array of threats to regional security, President Donald Trump preempted the argument of those who believe that a nuclear deal would significantly reduce hostility with North Korea. The VX nerve agent that killed Kim Jong-un’s half-brother and the WannaCry malware that infected the glo... more »

Why China's Rise Is Built on Debt (And the Bill Keeps Getting Bigger)

Anthony Fensom at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Anthony Fensom* *Economics, Asia* [image: Five-yuan note. Flickr/David Steadman] The shadow banking sector in China represents an Achilles’ heel for policymakers in their desperate attempts to keep the economy on track. Beijing’s belated efforts to cut its $27 trillion debt pile have sent financial markets tumbling. Can China succeed in winding back a credit blowout before it turns to a bust? When the *National Interest* last reported on China’s debt, the total debt burden exceeded an estimated 260 percent of gross domestic product (GDP), up from 163 percent in 2008 and outpaci... more »

Jared Kushner Is Now The Focus Of The FBI's Russian Investigation

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*NBC*:* Jared Kushner Under Scrutiny in Russia Probe, Say Officials* Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and one of his senior advisers, has come under FBI scrutiny in the Russia investigation, multiple U.S. officials told NBC News. Investigators believe Kushner has significant information relevant to their inquiry, officials said. That does not mean they suspect him of a crime or intend to charge him. The FBI's scrutiny of Kushner places the bureau's sprawling counterintelligence and criminal investigation not only on the doorstep of the White House, but the Trump family c... more »

Where Did The Towers Go ?

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
Dr. Judy Wood 9/11 Breakthrough Energy Technology

CNN Clashes With Lawmaker Over Report on Jeff Sessions

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Rep. Jeff Duncan has called on the network to retract its story about Sessions' meetings with a Russian ambassador.

X22 Report, “It Is All Unraveling And This Is Why Everyone Should Be Nervous”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
X22 Report, “It Is All Unraveling And This Is Why Everyone Should Be Nervous” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FXjUtUBMFSk

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Hurtling through a cosmic dust cloud some 400 light-years away, the lovely Pleiades or Seven Sisters star cluster is well-known for its striking blue reflection nebulae. In the dusty sky toward the constellation Taurus and the Orion Arm of our Milky Way Galaxy, this remarkable image shows the famous star cluster at the upper left. *Click image for larger size.* But lesser known dusty nebulae lie along the region's fertile molecular cloud, within the 10 degree wide field, including the bird-like visage of LBN 777 near center. Small bluish reflection nebula VdB 27 at the lower right ... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Adversity is like a strong wind. It tears away from us all but the things that cannot be torn, so that we see ourselves as we really are." - Arthur Golden

Mark Twain, “On The Damned Human Race”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“On The Damned Human Race”* by Mark Twain “I have been studying the traits and dispositions of the lower animals (so-called), and contrasting them with the traits and dispositions of man. I find the result humiliating to me. For it obliges me to renounce my allegiance to the Darwinian theory of the Ascent of Man from the Lower Animals; since it now seems plain to me that the theory ought to be vacated in favor of a new and truer one, this new and truer one to be named the Descent of Man from the Higher Animals. In proceeding toward this unpleasant conclusion I have not guessed or ... more »

Is The CBO Score A Death Sentence For The Republican Congressional Majorities?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
The CBO sums up their report on the new version of TrumpCare with one sentence: "CBO and JCT estimate that enacting the American Health Care Act would reduce federal deficits by $119 billion over the coming decade and increase the number of people who are uninsured by 23 million in 2026 relative to current law." The original version would have kicked 24 million off their health insurance but it would have reduced the deficit by $150 billion. The *NY Times* reported that the Senate Majority Turtle (R-KY) looked at it and sniffed "I don’t know how we get to 50 at the moment... but ... more »

General Douglas MacArthur on Interplanetary War

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
General Douglas MacArthur did not actually claim in a 1955 speech that the next war would be an 'interplanetary' one.

College Renames Building Amid Link to Racial Segregation

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
EWING, N.J. — The College of New Jersey has changed the name of a building amid concern its namesake was a racial segregationist. Paul Loser Hall was renamed Trenton Hall on Wednesday by the college board of trustees. The move comes a week after President R. Barbara Gitenstein accepted an advisory commission’s recommendation. The public […]

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