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Thomas Paine

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

Monday, May 29, 2017

29 May - Blogs I'm Following 1 of 2

11:29 pm MDT

7000 Combat Boots Honor Fallen Soldiers At Fort Bragg

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 minutes ago
*Daily Mail*: *7000 combat boots memorialize soldiers at Fort Bragg as US Army veteran connects each shoe with its family members* * The memorial at Fort Bragg, Indiana, was created three years ago by Survivor Outreach Services to honor the lives of soldiers who died in Afghanistan and Iraq * Retired Army veteran and Fort Bragg employee, Mike Thomas, has made it his mission to connect families unable to see the memorial with their loved ones * His post this year of the boots has been shared almost 200k times * He has found 50 boots this year and hopes to have all the shoes done by ... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 225 May 29 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 minutes ago
The third day of the last phase of the Battle for Mosul saw fighting on all fronts, with limited progress. The Federal Police moved 100 more meters into Zinjalifor a total of 400 meters. Most of the Islamic State fighters in the neighborhood were said to have retreatedto the Old City. There was continued clashes in that district and Saha where reinforcementswere sent in. The Iraqi air force once again leaflettedthe city telling people to flee through safe corridors set up by the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF). Originally, the government told the population to stay within the city beca... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 28 minutes ago
(*Click on Image to Enlarge*) Members of the Iraqi rapid response forces and the Iraqi Federal Police move among their vehicles during clashes with Islamic State fighters in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis *WNU Editor*: The above picture is from this photo gallery .... *New Mosul offensive during Ramadan* (Reuters).

America's mass incarceration problem in 5 charts – or, why Sessions shouldn't bring back mandatory minimums

Tanya Golash-Boza, Professor, University of California, Merced at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 32 minutes ago
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is pushing for stricter sentencing in criminal cases. AP Photo/Frank Franklin II Today, the United States is a world leader in incarceration, but this has not always been the case. For most of the 20th century, the U.S. incarcerated about 100 people per 100,000 residents – below the current world average. However, starting in 1972, our incarceration rate began to increase steadily. By 2008, we reached a peak rate of 760 incarcerated persons per 100,000 residents. The increase in incarceration cannot be explained by a rise in crime, as crime rates fluc... more »

Shortage of Medicines Reaches Critical Stage in Gaza

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on May 28, 2017 Hospitals in the blockaded Gaza Strip are struggling to cope with lack of medicines and supplies. The shortage has reached a critical level in recent days, posing a grave risk to the lives of hundreds of chronic patients. “In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of Hebrew University, a biologist, published the […]

Merkel: Germany Can Not Rely on US, UK Anymore

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on May 28, 2017 The German chancellor has expressed disappointment over the result of the recent meetings between G-7 nations and NATO, saying Germany can not rely on the US and the UK anymore. Angela Merkel made the remarks at an event hosted by Christian Social Union party in Bavaria’s Munich. Merkel’s comments come […]

Obama Used The CIA In An Attempt To Stop Trump In The 2016 Election

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on May 28, 2017 Alex Jones reveals how Obama tried to stop trump using the CIA during the 2016 election! Even the NY Post ran a story about it! – https://www.infowars.com/how-team-oba… end

20 Civilians Reportedly Killed in US-Led Airstrikes on Syria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on May 29, 2017 As many as 20 civilians were reportedly killed when the U.S.-led coalition carried out air strikes in Syria’s Raqqa province on Saturday. The coalition has recently intensified its bombing campaign in the area, in an attempt to retake the city of Raqqa from Islamic State. end

Do Zionists Control Wall Street? The Shocking Facts!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Modern Ashkenazi Khazar Jews (90+% of modern Jewry) are NOT semitic people. They are NOT the descendents of the 12 tribes of Israel. They are NOT Jews but Goyim. Zionist ‘666’ Israel is a Satanic counterfeit. It is NOT the Israel of the Bible. end

Who Owns the World? Tracing Half the Corporate Giants’ Shares to 30 Owners

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
In short: the Satanic bloodlines. BlackRock is Jewish. – THE TRILLION DOLLAR BLACKROCK BlackRock is an Asset Management company. Its now ordinary AMC though, as beneath this particular Black Rock manages the largest pool of assets in the world …….. 4.77 TRILLION dollars worth of assets .That means Black Rock has invested in shares bonds derivatives […]

Syria’s Assad Just Explained How America Really Works

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Syria’s Assad Just Explained How America Really Works by Brandon Turbeville, http://www.activistpost.com/ While Americans endlessly battle each other over seemingly important choices like Clinton and Trump or Democrats and Republicans, it is clear that the majority of the population has little understanding of how the U.S. government operates. Yet, for those who pay the price for the […]

Angela Merkel: Europe Must Take Its Fate in Its Own Hands

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
The announcement for the endtimes 10 Horn Beast Revived Roman Empire, the United States of Europe is coming very soon. It is already being implemented. – Published on May 28, 2017 In a speech during the campaign trail for the upcoming German elections, Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that she believes Europe should look after itself […]

In “Watershed Moment” Merkel Says Germany Can No Longer Rely On America

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
All these events are setting up for the war in Revelation 17: the 10 Horn Beast Revived Roman Empire (EU 2.0) vs the Mystery Babylon Whore (America 2.0). – Revelation 17:16-17 New King James Version (NKJV) 16 And the ten horns which you saw on[a] the beast, these will hate the harlot, make her desolate […]

MANCHESTER’S KNOWN WOLF: Watched by MI5 with Ties to NATO-Backed Terror in Libya – What Does It All Mean?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
MANCHESTER’S KNOWN WOLF: Watched by MI5 with Ties to NATO-Backed Terror in Libya – What Does It All Mean? by Shawn Helton, 21st Century Wire Another day, another conspiratorial crime. In this case, the public was witness to yet another known wolf terror attack allegedly carried out by an ‘ISIS-inspired’ individual who, as with numerous other cases, was […]

Flashback 2012: CNN Exposed! Caught Producing “State Sponsored News” in Bahrain

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Sep 29, 2012 The Amber Lyon story is just the latest in a series of articles that expose the total Joseph Goebbels like censorship rampant in mainstream media today. The first one I posted several weeks ago exposed how the NY Times basically just regurgitates whatever government officials tell them, while the other […]

Was It the Russians And Not Jared Kushner Who Brought Up The Idea Of Using A Secure Line Between The Trump Administration And Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser, failed to mention having met with the Russian ambassador and the head of a Russian bank when applying for national security clearance. Credit Al Drago/The New York Times *FOX News*: *Jared Kushner didn't suggest Russian communications channel in meeting, source says* A December meeting between Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and one of the senior advisers in the Trump administration, and Russian ambassador Sergei Kislyak at Trump Tower focused on Syria, a source familiar with the matter told Fox New... more »

Denny Hastert Was Screwing 10 Year Old Boys & House Republicans Protected Him The Same Way They Protect Trump Today

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Most of the pages and other boys Mark Foley was having sex with were in their late teens. He was careful to bring them to states where whatever age they were was the legal age of consent. Mark's smart. And, exerting some kind of power over a 17 year old doesn't seem nearly as big a deal as what the guy who was protecting Foley was doing. The guy who was protecting Foley was then-Speaker Denny Hastert (R-IL) and what Mr. Republican was doing that was so much worse was screwing 9 or 10 year olds. Over the weekend, the *Chicago Tribune* painted quite a picture, just as former Hastert... more »

Veterans Groups Pushing for Post-9/11 GI Bill Improvements

cmaadmin at Diverse - 2 hours ago
Veterans associations want to revise the Post-9/11 GI Bill so that it benefits a wider range of veterans who are transitioning into higher education or future careers.

Advocates View HBCUs Future Warily

cmaadmin at Diverse - 2 hours ago
TMCF President Johnny C. Taylor, Jr. suggested that HBCUs and their advocates need to begin planning what the institutions need to look like 50 years from now, to ensure they are keeping up with the constant changes in the generations to come.

My Diversity Moment with the Military

cmaadmin at Diverse - 2 hours ago
At the Army National Guard, celebration of diversity is more than lip service because over there people seem to know diversity is an essential part of its core mission. And, on top of that, they know it really works.

Tuskegee University Fires President Johnson

cmaadmin at Diverse - 2 hours ago
Tuskegee University — the private Alabama institution founded by Booker T. Washington — has fired its current president.

Why The Red Lights Flashing In The White House?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
#VIDEO What do you think the flashing lights are in the @WhiteHouse right now? They seem to be inside the 2nd floor residence. #FOX35 pic.twitter.com/37Iga3XQOL — Tom Johnson (@FOX35Tom) May 29, 2017 *Sputnik:** Strange White House Strobe Lights: Dance Party, End Times or Signal to Moscow?* On Sunday evening, observers reported seeing strange red strobe lights flashing from a window inside the White House. The mystery light show quickly prompted Twitter users to present their theories about what was really going on. The most popular theories? Dance party, Saudi orb, a sign of en... more »

Research transparency: 5 questions about open science answered

Katie Corker, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Grand Valley State University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 2 hours ago
Opening up data and materials helps with research transparency. REDPIXEL.PL via Shutterstock.com *What is “open science”?* Open science is a set of practices designed to make scientific processes and results more transparent and accessible to people outside the research team. It includes making complete research materials, data and lab procedures freely available online to anyone. Many scientists are also proponents of open access, a parallel movement involving making research articles available to read without a subscription or access fee. *Why are researchers interested in open s... more »

7 in 10 smartphone apps share your data with third-party services

Srikanth Sundaresan, Research Fellow in Computer Science, Princeton University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 2 hours ago
Where are all the data going? nmedia via shutterstock.com Our mobile phones can reveal a lot about ourselves: where we live and work; who our family, friends and acquaintances are; how (and even what) we communicate with them; and our personal habits. With all the information stored on them, it isn’t surprising that mobile device users take steps to protect their privacy, like using PINs or passcodes to unlock their phones. The research that we and our colleagues are doing identifies and explores a significant threat that most people miss: More than 70 percent of smartphone apps are... more »

U.S. Senator John McCain: Vladimir Putin A Bigger Threat Than Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*ABC News Online*: *Vladimir Putin a bigger threat than Islamic State, John McCain says* Russian President Vladimir Putin is a bigger threat to world security than the Islamic State group, US senator John McCain has told the ABC. The Republican also admitted in an exclusive interview with 7.30 that President Donald Trump sometimes made him "nervous". During a visit to Canberra, Senator McCain said Mr Putin was the "premier and most important threat, more so than ISIS". *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* America's wars against radical Jiahdists has caused thousands of U.S. deaths tha... more »

If Russia or China Attack This Big Weakness in America's Military, It Would Be Trouble

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * Simple: attack AWACS, various intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) assets, aerial refueling tankers and electronic attack aircraft in the sky. *Indeed, the problem is not just that the PL-15 would out-range the AMRAAM, when coupled with the J-20, the Chinese could attack the tankers and ISR aircraft that would be the key enablers during any air campaign over the Pacific. A 2008 RAND briefing suggested that in order to sustain F-22 operations over Taiwan from Guam, the U.S. Air Force would need to launch three to four tanker sorties per... more »

Why the U.S. Military Won't Ever Build Another F-22 Raptor

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * The reasons are pretty simple. *One recently retired Air Force official with direct knowledge about the service’s efforts to repair two damaged Raptors said that they faced severe difficulties with retrieving the correct tooling. In one example, Air Force maintainers needed to build a particular component from scratch to replace a severely damaged part for an F-22. The crews went into the Conex boxes where the tooling and instructions to build the part were allegedly stored, but to their considerable surprise and aggravation, the container was empty... more »

At Least Some of America's Nuclear Weapons Will Be Underwater Until 2080

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * Some weapons are just too deadly to retire. *The Navy is modernizing its arsenal of Trident II D5 nuclear missiles in order to ensure their service life can extend for 25 more years aboard the Navy’s nuclear ballistic missile submarine fleet, service leaders said.* *The 44-foot long submarine-launched missiles have been serving on Ohio-class submarines for 25 years,service leaders explained.* *The missiles are also being planned as the baseline weapon for the Ohio Replacement Program ballistic missile submarine, a platform slated to serve well into th... more »

"The Excellent Foppery Of The World..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"This is the excellent foppery of the world, that when we are sick in fortune (often the surfeits of our own behavior) we make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and stars: as if we were villains on necessity; fools by heavenly compulsion; knaves, thieves, and treacherous by spherical predominance; drunkards, liars, and adulterers by an enforced obedience of planetary influence; and all that we are evil in, by a divine thrusting on. An admirable evasion of whoremaster Man, to lay his goatish disposition on the charge of a star!" - William Shakespeare, “King Lear”

Musical Interlude: Leonard Cohen, “Hallelujah”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Leonard Cohen, “Hallelujah” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qL8w_53URlA

"How It Really Is, And Will Be"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Or, if you prefer... Any questions? Yeah, I know... "Melodrama!" "Sensationalism!" you say? Better take a long hard look at reality...

Europe Ramps Up Pressure On Parents To Vaccinate Their Children

Ceribalius at OYE Alternative News - 3 hours ago
We have seen a huge push over the last 12 months to try and increase vaccination uptake across the Western World. As people have become aware of the propaganda and pseudo-science batted around by the very companies that produce the Vaccines, and the knowledge that the CDC had been covering up results for the MMR Vaccination … The post Europe Ramps Up Pressure On Parents To Vaccinate Their Children appeared first on OYE Alternative News.

Are U.S. And Iranian Backed Forces About To Face Each Other In Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
© Sputnik/ Valeriy Melnikov *Iran Focus:* *US and Iran Could Face off in Syria* Over the past six years, the US and Iran have maintained an uneasy peace in Syria but this may be about to end as their forces draw closer in the east and south of the country. The unspoken truce was broken on May 18, when the US-led coalition, which supports the Syrian Opposition forces, carried out an air strike against an Iranian proxy group near the base of Al-Tanf (close to the Syrian border with Iraq and Jordon). Air Force Lt. Gen. Jeffrey Harrigian, defended the strike on Wednesday as necessary... more »

Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates May 29, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Mosul to be freed from ISIS by June 10 - exactly three years since fanatics took over the city, Iraqi forces claim* * Much of Mosul has already been recaptured by Iraqi security forces * However a number of ISIS fighters remain in the densely-packed old city * The fanatics have deployed suicide bombers to slow down the military advance * Iraqi leaders previously promised the city would be free by the end of 2016 * Civilians trapped in ISIS areas face snipers and bombs if they flee Iraqi security forces hope to liberate Mosul from ISIS by June 10, and end the self-sty... more »

How Senile Is Trump?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
In the clip above, David Parkman makes the case that Trump, the oldest person to ever occupy the White House, may be suffering from Alzheimer's disease-- like his neo-Nazi father-- or some other form of dementia. Last week Sharon Begley posted a piece at STAT headlined Experts Say Trump's Deteriorating Speech Could Be Sign of Early Dementia. "STAT," she wrote, "asked experts to compare Trump's speech from decades ago to that in 2017. All noticed deterioration, which may signal changes in Trump's brain health." This is also the only plausible reason I can think of for why Trump ha... more »

Donald Trump mouthing the words to the National Anthem right before Memorial Day speech.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 4 hours ago
Oh.....my......God! The man does not have a respectful bone in his body. He acts like he is standing on the sidelines at a school dance, rather than attending a solemn occasion to memorialize the soldiers who died defending his country. Every day we see more of this kind of shit, and every day I have to ask out loud "How much longer can this go on?"

Eastern Illinois University Waives Application Fee

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
CHARLESTON, Ill. — An Illinois university is taking aggressive measures to recruit new high school students to its campus. Eastern Illinois University announced Thursday that it will open its application process next week for the fall 2018 semester and waive its $30 application fee for incoming freshman and transfer students until Oct. 2, The News-Gazette […]

University of Alaska Fairbanks Finds Permanent Chancellor

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
FAIRBANKS, Alaska — After nearly two years, the University of Alaska Fairbanks has found a permanent replacement for its chancellor. UA President Jim Johnsen announced in a letter Thursday that Dan White, the university’s vice president for academic affairs and research, will take the helm July 1. “Dan’s extensive academic and administrative experience, along with […]

Maryland Bill Restricting Crime-record Use in School Admission Vetoed

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan vetoed a bill on Friday that would stop public colleges from using information about a student’s criminal history to automatically restrict a student’s admission. Hogan said he supports policies that recognize people have potential, despite criminal histories. However, the governor said he believes the bill jeopardizes student safety […]

Trump Budget Draws Ire, Concern from Minority Communities

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
WASHINGTON — Advocates for minority communities say President Donald Trump’s proposed budget answers the question he famously posed to Black Americans during his campaign: “What the hell do you have to lose?” His $4.1 trillion spending plan for the budget year beginning Oct. 1 generally makes deep cuts in safety net programs, including Medicaid, the […]

Rural Regional College Approved for Northwest Pennsylvania

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
WARREN, Pa. — State education officials have given the green light for an educational institution to provide low-cost instruction for nine northwestern Pennsylvania counties lacking a community college. The Pennsylvania Department of Education last week approved plans by the Rural Regional College of Northern Pennsylvania to enroll students in the fall in a partnership with […]

"This Market Is Crazy": Hedge Fund Returns Hundreds Of Millions To Clients Citing Imminent "Calamity"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"This Market Is Crazy": Hedge Fund Returns Hundreds * *Of Millions To Clients Citing Imminent "Calamity"* by Tyler Durden "While hardly a novel claim - in the past many have warned that Australia's housing and stock market are massive asset bubbles (which local banks were have been forced to deny as their fates are closely intertwined with asset prices even as the RBA is increasingly worried) - so far few if any have gone the distance of putting their money where their mouth was. That changed, when Australian asset manager Altair Asset Management made the extraordinary decision to ... more »

X22 Report, “This Strange Market Anomaly Only Happened Twice Before And It Didn't End Well”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*X22 Report, “This Strange Market Anomaly Only * *Happened Twice Before And It Didn't End Well”* - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zc8UwfCcX8o

900,000 Motorcyclists Participated In Yesterday's Rolling Thunder Through Washington D.C..

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Keep on rolling: 900,000 motorcyclists from across the country ride through DC to honor POWs on Memorial Day weekend* * Since 1988, a group of motorcyclists have paraded through Washington, DC on Memorial Day weekend * Rolling Thunder, a non-profit, wants to honor and raise awareness of prisoners of war and those missing in action * The first parade had 2,500 motorcyclists from across the country, which has grown to 900,000 this year Thousands of motorcyclists gathered in Washington, DC Sunday to ride together on Memorial Day weekend for the Rolling Thunder 'Ride for... more »

What Happens After ISIS Goes Underground

Colin P. Clarke, Chad C. Serena at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Colin P. Clarke, Chad C. Serena* *Security, Middle East* [image: An Iraqi soldier provides security during urban warfare training. DVIDSHUB/Public domain] Eradicating the Islamic State's dominant presence in the Middle East will merely push the caliphate further into the dark corners of the cyber world. As the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria continues to suffer defeats on the battlefield, it may be moving into terrain that is relatively nascent and somewhat unfamiliar to Western counterinsurgents—cyberspace. Analysts have expressed concern that ISIS may turn to virtual currencie... more »

Trump's Trip to Israel Built Hope, But May Not Bring Change

Matthew RJ Brodsky at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Matthew RJ Brodsky* *Politics, Middle East* [image: President Donald Trump with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority. Flickr/The White House] Most of what Trump said publicly on his overseas trip came as music to Israeli ears after eight years of the Obama presidency. President Trump’s visit to Israel was notable for what was and wasn’t said, for the broader international canvas that served as the background for the trip, the intrusion of the Manchester terrorist attack, how the parties responded to the attack, and for some priceless visual elements that cut thr... more »

A Taiwanese Arms Package Could Be Used as Leverage in the Korean Crisis

John Hemmings, Jake Ramsamugh at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*John Hemmings, Jake Ramsamugh* *Security, Asia* [image: President Tsai Ing-wen oversees Taiwanese air forces. Flickr/Taiwan Presidential Palace] Trump has developed U.S. foreign policy with Chinese characteristics, keeping Beijing guessing. Taiwan has long been a dormant problem for the U.S.-China relationship, successfully shelved by the Three Joint Communiqués of 1972, 1979 and 1982, with the last serious incident being the 1995 Third Taiwan Strait Crisis. Nonetheless, Donald Trump’s actions in the Asia-Pacific region could signal an end to the *modus vivendi *that has existed... more »

Will Donald Trump Embark on an Endless Crusade in Afghanistan?

Ted Galen Carpenter at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Ted Galen Carpenter* *Security, Asia* Making the Taliban the primary enemy has gotten the United States into an unwinnable war in Afghanistan. The U.S. military intervention in Afghanistan is now well into its sixteenth year, making it America’s longest foreign war. Worse, there is no end in sight. In fact, military leaders are trying to convince President Trump to escalate U.S. involvement once more by sending several thousand additional troops into the fray. Pundits and foreign-policy commentators are engaged in a cottage industry to formulate yet more strategies to make the ... more »

Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units reach the Syrian border – Map update

Renato Velez at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:40 A.M.) – On Monday, Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) made a big push towards the Syrian-Iraqi borders, reaching the town of Umm al-Jaris. Umm al-Jaris is right in the border of the Niniveh province with the Al-Hasakah governorate in northeastern Syria, mostly controlled at this moment by the predominantly-Kurdish US-backed Syrian Democractic […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Al-Qaeda militants storm Aleppo city from its western flank

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:00 A.M.) – Skirmishes have resumed with ferocity on the western fringes of Aleppo city as Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) is exploiting a regional UN-brokered safe zone that prevents the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) from conducting sorties over Idlib province and limits it from targeting Islamist rebel groups in rural Aleppo. A […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army reignites East Ghouta fronts in bid to capture strategic town

Izat Charkatli at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:28 AM) – Backed by the formidable Palestinian Liberation Army and elite Damascus NDF, units from the Syrian Arab Army’s Republican Guard launched a powerful offensive on the Jaish al-Islam stronghold of Hawsh al-Dawahira positioned on the eastern sector of insurgent-controlled East Ghouta. A military source in the Syrian Army conferred to AMN […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In pictures: ISIS insurgents target Houthi outposts in central Yemen

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:00 A.M.) – With civil war raging in full throttle across Yemen, the Islamic State is slowly increasing its military power on the Arabian Peninsula. A new batch of images released by Amaq Agency shows ISIS militants in action against the Popular Committees in rural Bayda, a largely Houthi-held province in central Yemen. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In pictures: ISIS captures goods parachuted over besieged Deir Ezzor

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (0:30 A.M.) – On Monday afternoon, ISIS militants intercepted a batch of UN-sponsored food and medicine airdropped by cargo planes over the eastern city of Deir Ezzor. Subsequently, photos were posted online by Amaq Agency boasting the captured goods which included potatoes and other necessary valuables intended for besieged residents in the provincial […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

More Peshmerga fighters defect to Iraqi ranks amid massive border offensive

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (0:00 A.M.) – On Sunday, another batch of Kurdish troops left the Peshmerga in order to join the predominately Shiite ‘Popular Mobilization Units’ (PMU) instead. Their defection was approved by PMU chief Haider Al-Ameri himself. The Peshmerga unit in mentioned is composed of Ezidi fighters from the Sinjar region and calls itself “Mum […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Kurdish fighters capture six key sites from ISIS in bid to cutoff Syrian Army route to Raqqa

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:00 P.M.) – With the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) advancing rapidly through the Maskanah Plains and reaching the fringes of Raqqa province, Kurdish-led contingents scored a series of important advances in the Tabqa region on Sunday evening, aimed at preventing a government offensive into rural Raqqa. Pushing through the desert southeast of Tabqa […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

May 29: Their evil. Our wimpiness.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 5 hours ago
Just a few opening lines about my local Burnswick News. Saturday's issue is a column by a lawyer/politician who appears each week to say nothing. This seems a man of no particular political values except getting back into the game, possibly, and making contacts. This time, he heaps praise on the province's current premier as though this were the second coming. (In fact, he has so far been a person of no distinction whatever. Above this inane column is a huge photo of the premier - which adds nothing to a column that already had nothing. Why add the big picture? Because it fills a l... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 29, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Dewey transits the South China Sea. (Photo: Handout/Reuters /Newscom) *Dean Cheng, Daily Signal: **Trump Signals New US Approach to China With Tough Actions* Two developments in the past few weeks suggest that America’s China policy is on a cusp. The more publicly discussed event involves the Arleigh Burke-class destroyer USS Dewey, which conducted a freedom of navigation operation near Mischief Reef in the Spratlys island group. This is the first freedom of navigation action conducted by the Trump administration. It is the first t... more »

The Real “Colluders” With Russia

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 6 hours ago
Progressive conspiracy theorists. (c) Can Stock Photo / Frostie Even now, despite the lack of any shred of evidence, Democrats and their media allies are pushing the meme that Donald Trump or members of his administration are really Russian agents. They do this apparently for two major reasons. First, they would dearly love to generate an […]

Was Scott Baio Killed in a Small Plane Crash?

David Emery at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
Fake news sites reported that the former "Happy Days" actor died in a plane crash on his way to visit President Trump at Mar-a-Lago.

Does Portland Allow ‘Furries’ to Use Dog Parks?

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
A fake news site reported that the city council had voted to give people with animal alter egos the right to 'mate' in the parks.

World News Briefs -- May 29, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*FOX News:* *President Trump gives Memorial Day Address at Arlington National Cemetery* President Trump visited Arlington National Cemetery on Monday to perform one of the most solemn duties as commander-in-chief—laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The president gave his first Memorial Day address, after laying the wreath, like so many presidents before him, as part of the ceremony to remember, and honor, the men and women who died fighting for the United States of America. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* Iran-backed Iraqi force says *takes Islamic State villages... more »

“The So-called ‘Resistance’”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“The So-called ‘Resistance’”* by Jim Kunstler "Entropy never sleeps. It works remorselessly to transform things of value into useless, dissipated waste and heat. Complexity stokes it especially as the law of diminishing returns multiplies the wheels of futility spinning down to zero. Hence, the intellectual decay of American life in which spin is everything, anything goes, and nothing matters. The latest manifestation of this dynamic is the curious movement that styles itself ‘The Resistance,’ lately adopted by the grotesque handmaiden of the Deep State that the Democratic Party b... more »

Trump Pressured to Stay in Paris Climate Agreement

Bob Adelmann at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: trump-pressured-to-stay-in-paris-climate-agreement] Without a firm ideological foundation, the president can be persuaded to violate and ignore campaign promises in favor of pragmatic pressures.

Trump, Walls, and the Pope

Ralph R. Reiland at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: trump-walls-and-the-pope] Known for his harsh monikers to put down his critics — little Marco, Pocahontas, lying Ted, low-energy Bush, crazy Bernie and crooked Hillary — Mr. Trump didn’t take the easy shot when he recently arrived at the Vatican and refer to Pope Francis as the walled-up pontiff.

TPPF Statement on Filibuster of Annexation Reform

Content Multimedia - 6 hours ago
By James Quintero Last night Senate Bill 715, or the Texas Annexation Reform Act, was filibustered in the Texas Senate past a key procedural deadline. The effect of the delay was to kill the legislation and continue the policy of forced annexation.

TPPF Applauds Governor Abbott for Signing Ridesharing Reform Bill

Content Multimedia - 6 hours ago
By Bryan Mathew Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Bryan Mathew, policy analyst with the Center for Local Governance, issued the following statement on Governor Greg Abbott signing House Bill 100, which establishes a predictable system of statewide regulation of ridesharing services.

TPPF Applauds the Texas Legislature's Passage of the 2018-19 State Budget

Content Multimedia - 6 hours ago
By Talmadge Heflin, Vance Ginn Today, the Texas Public Policy issued the following statements on the passage of SB 1, the 2018-19 General Appropriations Bill, by the Texas Legislature.

French President Emmanuel Macron attacks two Russian media outlets for spreading fake news while standing right next to Vladimir Putin.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 7 hours ago
 Avec #Poutine à ses côtés, #Macron qualifie d'organes de propagande @sputnik_fr et @RTenfrancais, médias financés par le Kremlin pic.twitter.com/6RiMDYjYU8 — B3infos (@B3infos) May 29, 2017 Check out Putin's body language. Macron tears into Putin's sham propaganda machine, calling it what it is — while standing right next to Putin at a joint press conference https://t.co/X8FHASa9FN — Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) May 29, 2017 Courtesy of the AP: *French President Emmanuel Macron has made an extraordinary attack on two Russian media outlets, saying they acted as “propaganda” orga... more »

Alan Waldman : TELEVISION | ‘The Detectorists’ is a sly, deadpan Britcom with many unexpected laughs

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 7 hours ago
Two odd Brit zanies with metal detectors lead a fun cast in this ribald rural romp. By Alan Waldman | The Rag Blog | May 29, 2017 [In his Rag Blog column, Alan Waldman reviews some of his favorite films … finish reading Alan Waldman : *TELEVISION* | ‘The Detectorists’ is a sly, deadpan Britcom with many unexpected laughs

May vs Corbyn: The Verdict

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
It's a misnomer to describe this as May vs Corbyn seeing as it's not a head-to-head debate, but it is true that tonight's *Battle for Downing Street* could settle the question of who-to-vote-for for millions of undecided people. As anyone who's been out canvassing in this campaign will tell you, there are plenty of them about. For each leader their encounter with Paxman relates to their campaigns differently. For Theresa May, whose strategy and messaging has collapsed, it's about turning round the Tory party's fortunes. They still command leads in the polls but have lost ground tha... more »

Footage Of Russian Military Carrying Out Special Operations In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*WNU Editor: *Its a short video .... but what I primarily noticed was their kit. It's impressive.

Syrian War News Updates -- May 29, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*SKY News*: *Airstrikes in Raqqa as fight to oust Islamic State from Syria lair intensifies* Militants are surrounded on three sides in their city stronghold as civilians are warned failing to leave "could lead to death". Raqqa has been hit by fresh airstrikes as US-backed forces intensified the fight to remove Islamic State from their Syrian stronghold, according to activists. The UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said it was not known how many people were injured in the blasts on Monday. Around 38 people have been killed in the last three days as the city was rocked... more »

3 Questions You’re Not Supposed to Ask About Life in a Sick Society

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Sigmund Fraud* - The most effective prisons are constructed inside the mind. The post 3 Questions You’re Not Supposed to Ask About Life in a Sick Society appeared first on Waking Times.

Can Randy Hultgren Be Defeated In 2018? Not If The DCCC Inserts Another "Ex"-Republican As The Nominee

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
When the DCCC announced that IL-14 (Randy Hultgren) was on their target list there was a lot of snickering. For Chicagoland, it's a pretty Republican suburban district (primarily McHenry, Kane, Lake, Will and Kendall counties with a bit of DeKalb and a bit of DuPage). The PVI is R+5 and, although Obama edged past McCain in 2008 (50-49%), Romney won in 2012 (54-44%) and Señor Trumpanzee beat Hillary 48.7% to 44.8%. Hillary was the wrong candidate for much of the district and, in fact, Bernie beat her in the primary with a strong 58%. The GOP incumbent, Hultgren, is a hapless backbe... more »

Authoring a Paper in Public, the Next Level in Open Science Communication, Oh and a Theory of Everything.

Hontas Farmer at Science 2.0 - Physical Sciences - 8 hours ago
Open science communication is not a new idea but the idea of doing the composition of a paper on a cloud based, search indexed, public platform where anyone can see how the sausage is made is. Authorea is just such a platform and I am using it to put the finishing touches on a paper dealing with a true theory of everything (a field of study littered with corpses so suffice it to say I may well be wrong *like everyone else who has tried*.) the main topic of this blog is to be the act of publishing on Authorea or a similar platform vs traditional LaTeX editing. *Authoring with Auth... more »

Trudeau invites pope to Canada for Church apology to indigenous peoples

White Wolf at White Wolf - 8 hours ago
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday urged Pope Francis to visit Canada to apologise to indigenous peoples for the Catholic Church's treatment of aboriginal children in schools it ran there. Starting in the late 19th century, about 30 percent of children of Canada's native peoples, or about 150,000 children, were placed in what were known as "residential schools" in a government attempt to strip them of their traditional cultures and ancestral languages. For over a century, the schools were government-funded but many were administered by Christian Churches, the majority... more »

Memorial Day: The Best Way to Honor Soldiers Is to Abide By the Constitution

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: memorial-day-the-best-way-to-honor-soldiers-is-to-abide-by-the-constitution] This Memorial Day, as Americans remember those soldiers who have offered the greatest sacrifice in service of their country, one is reminded of the words of Jesus: “Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” Those soldiers who have died or been wounded — and those who are willing to — deserve the honor and respect of all Americans.

N. Korea Continues Missile Tests; U.S. Moves 3rd Carrier Strike Force to Western Pacific

Warren Mass at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: n-korea-continues-missile-tests-u-s-moves-3rd-carrier-strike-force-to-western-pacific] As North Korea conducted another missile test on May 29, the U.S. Navy is sending a third aircraft carrier group to the Western Pacific to send a message to Pyongyang.

Anti-Terrorist Ramadan Video Goes Viral On YouTube

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*RT:** ‘You filled cemeteries with our children’: Anti-terrorist Ramadan video goes viral on YouTube* A video in Arabic calling for the worship of Allah “with love, not terror” has gone viral on YouTube, with over two million views in four days. Released at the start of Ramadan, it slams terrorists for “filling cemeteries with children.” The video, featuring Hussain Al Jassmi, an Arabic-language singer from the United Arab Emirates, was released on YouTube by Kuwaiti mobile telecommunications company Zain on Friday. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor*: This is long overdue. Will it ha... more »

Nothing But Praise From The Western Media For German Chancellor Merkel On Her Condemnation Of President Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Simon Shuster, Time*: *Angela Merkel Stopped Relying on President Trump Only After Failing to Reason With Him* The Germans did what they could. Starting well before Inauguration Day, they tried to get on friendly terms with President Donald Trump, at least friendly enough not to squander a bond that took more than half a century for their nations to build. The effort was commendable, in part because of the patience it required of German Chancellor Angela Merkel. But it didn’t do much good in the end. Trump wouldn’t budge. The contempt he expressed for Merkel, Germany and the Eur... more »

Mohawk Nation News "Murder Homogenized'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Posted on May 29, 2017 Murder Homogenized Mohawk Nation News http://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2017/05/29/murder-homogenized/ Please post & distribute. MNN. May 29, 2017. Soon we will be discussing how once upon a time the US was rich and that white people once ruled on great turtle island. Today millions are homeless. The republic of war is about to go bankrupt. The Corporation of

Jared Kushner has a new defender on Twitter, Julian Assange. Wait, what?

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 9 hours ago
Kushner correct to create channels with everyone. CIA has no authority over leadership and is financially motivated to increase conflict. — Julian Assange (@JulianAssange) May 28, 2017 Okay so to be clear Kushner is now getting support from the guy who has been named by American intelligence agencies as the guy utilized by the Russians to spread hacked data and propaganda to help Donald Trump win the 2016 election. Anybody else find this highly suspicious? After all why would Assange give two shits about freaking Jared Kushner? Well perhaps because they were both on the front line... more »

Marilyn Katz : To impeach or not to impeach? That is not the question.

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 9 hours ago
Like a horrific accident on the highway, Trump now serves as a dangerous distraction. By Marilyn Katz | The Rag Blog | May 29, 1917 CHICAGO — The daily revelations of the entanglement of Trump’s entourage have Republicans squirming and … finish reading Marilyn Katz : To impeach or not to impeach? That is *not* the question.

Rus ordusu, Suriye’de özel operasyonlar yürütüyor (Video)

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
Rusya’nın Kanal 1 Haber Ajansı, Rus ordusunun Suriye’deki terörist gruplara karşı özel operasyonlarından bazı görüntüleri yayınladı. Yayınlanan video; Rus özel kuvvetlerinin Şam ve Humus kırsalında, IŞİD’e karşı yürüttüğü operasyonları gösteriyor. Rus özel kuvvetleri; müttefik güçlere danışmanlık yapmanın yanı sıra, ülkede faaliyet gösteren terörist gruplara yönelik stratejik saldırılara da katılıyor. ABD’nin Tanf sınır kapısı yakınlarında Suriye […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Macron and Putin meet in France for the first time (VIDEO)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
(RT) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his French counterpart, Emmanuel Macron, had “difficult” but “frank” talks during their first meeting in Versailles. The two leaders vowed to improve relations and jointly address international problems. The first meeting of the Russian and French leaders lasted almost three hours, with Macron saying that “Franco-Russian friendship” was at […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Aleppo rebuilding chronicles: cotton industry now revived in the city (VIDEO)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
(RUPTLY) Syria’s biggest city and, unofficially, economical capital of the country, Aleppo, liberated from jihadists in December 2016, keeps being methodically rebuilt. This video report prepared by RUPTLY agency correspondents focuses on Aleppo’s once thriving cotton industry: During the siege of Aleppo, cotton factories throughout the city were regularly bombarded by militants, causing great damage […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Tiger Woods Arrested in Florida on DUI Charge, Released

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
Police in Florida say Tiger Woods has been arrested for DUI.

German Government Continues To Condemn President Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*CNN:* *Trump's actions have 'weakened' the West, German foreign minister says* (CNN)Germany's foreign minister launched a scathing criticism of Donald Trump on Monday, claiming the US President's actions have "weakened" the West and accusing the US government of standing "against the interests of the European Union." Just 24 hours after German Chancellor Angela Merkel declared that Europe could no longer completely rely on traditional allies such as the US and Britain, the country's top diplomat, Sigmar Gabriel, went a step further. "Anyone who accelerates climate change by weak... more »

French President Macron Meets Russian President Putin At Versailles For Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*BBC:* *France's Macron holds 'frank exchange' with Putin* French President Emmanuel Macron says he held a "frank exchange" with Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in their first face-to-face talks. The pair discussed "disagreements" in the meeting, held at the sumptuous Versailles palace near Paris. But Mr Macron said he wanted to work with Russia over the conflict in Syria in the struggle against terrorism. Meanwhile, Mr Putin said he wanted to strengthen economic ties with France after the restrictions of recent years. Both leaders were keen to signal a new beginning in Russia... more »

A Modest Proposal

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
Via Twitter, I've been watching (yes watching) quite a few snatches of LBC. It's a fascinating channel, with presenters ranging from Nigel Farage and Iain Dale on the Right to Maajid Nawaz and James O'Brien on the Left (though no Katie Hopkins any more of course). You know their views, and they aren't afraid to express them, but they also like engaging with listeners who disagree with them. It's open and healthy and democratic, and it feels like breath of fresh air in comparison to, say, BBC Radio 4 or Radio 5 Live. Because of the range of views at LBC, and the undisguised nature o... more »

Moldova at war with itself over expulsion of Russian diplomats

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 10 hours ago
Moldova's President has condemned his own Foreign Ministry for expelling Russian diplomats form the country. The post Moldova at war with itself over expulsion of Russian diplomats appeared first on The Duran.

Summit deadlock as Putin meets Macron

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 10 hours ago
First summit between Russian President Putin and new French President gives no indication of any meeting of minds on any major issue. The post Summit deadlock as Putin meets Macron appeared first on The Duran.

Is Russia Egypt’s most important non-Arab ally?

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 10 hours ago
Russia's Defence and Foreign Ministers are in Cairo. The US is silent and aloof from the Egyptian war against terrorism. The post Is Russia Egypt’s most important non-Arab ally? appeared first on The Duran.

Are We Fighting Terrorism, Or Creating More Terrorism?

Ron Paul at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: are-we-fighting-terrorism-or-creating-more-terrorism] The real problem is that both Washington and London are more interested in regime change overseas than any blowback that might come to the rest of us back home.

Judge Orders Removal of Latest Undercover Video Implicating Planned Parenthood Abortionists

Dave Bohon at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: judge-orders-removal-of-latest-undercover-video-implicating-planned-parenthood-abortionists] A federal judge has ordered the removal from YouTube and elsewhere of the latest undercover video by the pro-life group Center for Medical Progress (CMP), showing abortionists and Planned Parenthood executives in grisly conversation about aborted babies, including frank comments about selling the tissue and body parts of their murdered pre-born victims.

Arctic Springtime Postponed

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 10 hours ago
Too dangerous to go fishing due to ice, Coast Guard warns Weather Canada Marine Forecast East Coast – north of Cape St. Francis Issued 10:00 AM EDT 28 May 2017 Today Tonight and Monday Special ice warning in effect. 1 tenth of first-year ice including a trace of old ice except 9 tenths of first-year […]

Jeremy Corbyn refuses to condemn the IRA

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
https://youtu.be/_PC7MeUEJgM Interesting that Jeremy Corbyn is happy to specifically condemn the British Army during this interview, but not the IRA. I think it fair to use that fact to draw your own conclusions.

Dianne Abbott not really answering the question "Do you feel British?"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
https://youtu.be/kg2YYAsEz70 Could this individual really become Britain's next Home Secretary?

What just happened to Jeremy Corbyn would NEVER happen to Theresa May [VIDEO]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 10 hours ago
Footage from Jeremy Corbyn’s visit to Scotland shows scenes happening around the Labour leader which would never happen to Theresa May. A Scottish cyclist catches up to Corbyn’s car as it’s stopped at a red light, and the unthinkable happens. A rare moment The cyclist calls for Jeremy Corbyn to open his window so he can speak […] The post What just happened to Jeremy Corbyn would NEVER happen to Theresa May [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

Trump setting up a ‘war room’ to fight Russiagate

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 10 hours ago
US President Trump finally acts to sort out his White House operation so as to take the battle to his opponents. The post Trump setting up a ‘war room’ to fight Russiagate appeared first on The Duran.

Obama’s spoiler trip to Germany was disloyal and wrong

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 10 hours ago
Barack Obama's trip to Germany just before the NATO and G7 summits was clearly intended to undermine President Trump on his foreign trip. The post Obama’s spoiler trip to Germany was disloyal and wrong appeared first on The Duran.

En Garde, or, This Is Our Chance to Bury Anti-Choice

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 11 hours ago
Andrew Scheer, former and worst-ever Speaker of the House, has won the Conservative Party leadership. But as several people have pointed out, Michael Harris among them, Scheer has a BIG debt to pay. To social conservatives, aka, anti-choice, anti-gay, anti-trans, anti-assisted dying, anti-comprehensive sex-ed dinosaurs. These social conservatives worked their hearts out for Stephen Harper for ten years. In return, they got nothing but strategic tokenism. The passion they invest in their cause never gave Harper so much as a palpitation — but it did lead him to calculate that he coul... more »

Charging six electric cars at once could cause local power outages

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From Auto Express: Britain’s energy networks are in need of investment and improvement if they’re to deal with future uptake of EVs Just six electric cars charging at the same time on a street could cause local power shortages, according to a new study that warns Britain’s energy system needs urgent […]

Memorial Day

Yastreblyansky at No More Mister Nice Blog - 11 hours ago
Some Memorial Day music, by Roger Sessions (1971), to Whitman's poem: And I saw askant the armies, I saw as in noiseless dreams hundreds of battle-flags, Borne through the smoke of the battles and pierc’d with missiles I saw them, And carried hither and yon through the smoke, and torn and bloody, And at last but a few shreds left on the staffs, (and all in silence,) And the staffs all splinter’d and broken. I saw battle-corpses, myriads of them, And the white skeletons of young men, I saw them, I saw the debris and debris of all the slain soldiers of the war, But I saw they ... more »

Lawsuit Exposes Fmr Speaker of the House for the Rape of a 10yo Boy in a Bathroom

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: rape]After no one believed him the first time, a victim of the admitted pedophile, Dennis Hastert filed a lawsuit detailing the horrific nature of his rape by this politician.

WATCH: Unarmed Man Tasered Repeatedly by Cops Until He Dies

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: taser]Disturbing cellphone footage shows a man writhing in agony as police taser him repeatedly until he dies.

Stellar Death

LL at Virtual Mirage - 11 hours ago
I took the Ducati (She-Devil) out for a spin today on the highway, had breakfast at a road house overlooking a spectacular scene and started thinking about everything that was going on around us while I sat there eating over-medium eggs and a split English muffin. The Internet allows us to share more (good and bad) and thereby to see more. You can't see a black hole because it sucks in light photons, but you can see the swirling, super heated gas that it's getting ready to eat (white dot in the center of what used to be a star, below). In the failed supernova of a red supergiant, ... more »

US/Kurds Do Damage Control After Russian Outing of Terrorist Colllusion

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
*Link* *Totally ignoring the spin headline- which is bizarre to say the least. Let’s just read the facts as presented.* *“According to a source in the SDF command, who preferred to remain anonymous, the Kurds in cooperation with U.S forces are setting corridors to allow terrorists move towards Palmyra and other towns controlled by the Syrian government”* *Normally I don’t like anonymous sources, however, this news already has corroboration. * *The Kurds & the US had cooperated to allow ISIS terrorists to move freely towards Palmyra and other towns guarded by Syrian government/SAA ... more »

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