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Thomas Paine

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Monday, May 8, 2017

8 May - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:15 pm MDT

Trump's First Trip: Will He 'Stabilize' The Middle East?

Daniel McAdams at 12 hours ago
President Trump is off to Saudi Arabia and Israel later this month, with stops at the Vatican and at a NATO summit. Since the election, a once-critical Trump has flip-flopped on Saudi Arabia, now he's expected to provide further US assistance to the ongoing Saudi war on Yemen. But much of the Saudi visit will no-doubt focus on something Trump shares with the Saudi leadership: violent antipathy toward Iran. We preview the President's trip in today's Liberty Report:

ProPublica Attacks First Amendment, Cloudflare Edition

Peter Van Buren at 12 hours ago
[image: undefined] You’re almost certainly interacting with Cloudflare right now. Feel OK? Cloudflare is a web services company that, among other things, protects sites against various malicious attacks and hacks. They don’t “host” data in most cases, but work as a kind of middleman between you and the server out there somewhere on the web that has the actual data. Cloudflare processes more web traffic than Twitter, Amazon, Apple, Instagram, and Wikipedia combined, because it handles data for most of those places at the same time. On average, you have interacted with a Cloudflare se... more »

About The Next Great Crash

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Aggregate private household debt, 1990-2014. Consumer debt is measured on the left-hand scale; mortgage debt on the right-hand scale (source).* *by Gaius Publius* *"In the modern economy, most money takes the form of bank deposits. But how those bank deposits are created is often misunderstood: the principal way [money is created] is through commercial banks making loans. Whenever a bank makes a loan, it simultaneously creates a matching deposit in the borrower's bank account, thereby creating new money."* —Bank of England ("Money creation in the modern economy") Governments creat... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 8, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Marines/Flickr *Time*: *Pentagon Backs a $7.5 Billion Plan to Boost U.S. Military Presence in Asia-Pacific, Report Says* The Pentagon has reportedly backed a proposal to support U.S. military presence in the Asia-Pacific region with some $7.5 billion in investments to boost infrastructure, exercises, troop deployment and naval assets. The Wall Street Journal reports that the plan, first proposed by Senator John McCain, is supported in principle by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and head of the U.S. Pacific Command Admiral Harry Harris, though details have not yet been developed. “I... more »

Brain-imaging modern people making Stone Age tools hints at evolution of human intelligence

Shelby Putt, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, The Stone Age Institute and The Center for Research into the Anthropological Foundations of Technology, Indiana University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 12 hours ago
The stone flakes are flying, but what brain regions are firing? Shelby S. Putt, CC BY-ND How did humans get to be so smart, and when did this happen? To untangle this question, we need to know more about the intelligence of our human ancestors who lived 1.8 million years ago. It was at this point in time that a new type of stone tool hit the scene and the human brain nearly doubled in size. Some researchers have suggested that this more advanced technology, coupled with a bigger brain, implies a higher degree of intelligence and perhaps even the first signs of language. But all th... more »

Antarctic Ice Sheets Stable For Millions Of Years, New Study Finds

Hifast at Climate Collections - 12 hours ago
Source: Antarctic Ice Sheets Stable For Millions Of Years, New Study Finds

German Electricity May 5 2017

Hifast at Climate Collections - 12 hours ago
Originally posted on sunshine hours: Lets say its May 5th 2017 11am in Germany and there is about 59GW of demand to keep the country functioning and you are a greenie looking forward to a day when there is no more nuclear or CO2 producing power plants.. Ooops. 0.17GW from solar. 3.37GW from wind. 7.7GW from nuclear.…

Confidential: How to Hide the Pause

Hifast at Climate Collections - 12 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest essay by Iain Aitken Dear Colleagues – As President Trump hints at the withdrawal of our country from the Paris climate accord there has never been a greater threat to the Cause of saving our planet from catastrophic man-made global warming – so now, more than ever,…

Booker & The Arctic Ice Panic

Hifast at Climate Collections - 12 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/05/06/another-arctic-ice-panic-world-temperatures-plummet/ ? Booker on the latest Arctic scare: ? Inevitably, when even satellite temperatures were showing 2016 as “the hottest year on record”, we were going to be told last winter that the Arctic ice was at its lowest extent ever.…

Richard Lindzen–Final Part

Hifast at Climate Collections - 12 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? The final segment from Richard Lindzen’s thoughts on the state of climate science: ? ? ? MIT atmospheric science professor Richard Lindzen suggests that many claims regarding climate change are exaggerated and unnecessarily alarmist. Arctic sea ice: Satellites have been observing…

Did a Little Girl Call President Trump a ‘Disgrace to the World’?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
A clip from a comedy show was shared as if it showed a genuine incident between President Trump and a little girl.

Refocusing a Chicago water summit

Paul Driessen at CFACT - 12 hours ago
CFACT Senior Policy Analyst Paul Driessen chides the conferees at the upcoming water summit in Chicago to admit that the ongoing hysteria over "climate change" has distracted regulatory agencies and state and local governments fromaddressing much more significant issues related to clean water (and others as well). The economic malaise that resulted from Obama's war on coal -- and thus on coal miners -- has led to an unprecedented increase in opioid addiction that is just one sign of the assault on families conducted in the name of climate change. Meanwhile, Milwaukee dumps unrtreate... more »

Western Populism Didn't Die Last Night in France

Matt Purple at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Matt Purple* *Politics, Europe* [image: Marine Le Pen campaigning in Lille, March 2017. Wikimedia Commons/Creative Commons/Jérémy-Günther-Heinz Jähnick] The last two years have seen a remarkable run of successes for nationalists. One election won’t change that. The pundits and the pollsters might have pronounced Marine Le Pen dead, but I never did. I was feeling too tentative after the shocks of Brexit and Donald Trump, and as round two of France’s presidential election began a couple of weeks ago, events suddenly seemed to justify my caution. Le Pen’s opponent, European Union ... more »

Macron Win Isn't Necessarily a Loss for Le Pen

Scott B. MacDonald at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Scott B. MacDonald* *Politics, Europe* [image: Celebrations for Macron’s victory at the Louvre. Flickr/Creative Commons/Lorie Shaull] Macron benefited from the fact that what Le Pen was selling was not palatable to most French voters. The 2017 French presidential elections have finally ended after a brutal, raucous campaign, filled with scandals, accusations and contentious debates. In the end, centrist Emmanuel Macron triumphed over far-right Marine Le Pen by a comfortable 65.8 percent to 34.2 percent margin. It appears that the French public is not quite ready to embrace the N... more »

Report from Seoul: South Koreans Are Also Voting on Kim Jong-un—and Donald Trump

Doug Bandow at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Doug Bandow* *Security, Asia* Few in South Korea support strikes against the North. But they know that if Washington starts shooting, a Second Korean War will follow. An accident of geography created the foundation for inter-Korean relations. South Korea’s capital, Seoul, is just thirty or so miles from the Demilitarized Zone, north of which sits the North’s sizeable if aging military. In any war Seoul, the country’s economic, political and population center, would face destruction. The city is one of the world’s great metropolises; roughly half of the nation’s people live in S... more »

Sergei Lavrov says, “NATO became bitter” when it could not take over Crimea

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 12 hours ago
[image: Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov] Sergei Lavrov explains why NATO decided to destroy ties with Russia. The post Sergei Lavrov says, “NATO became bitter” when it could not take over Crimea appeared first on The Duran.

BREAKING: Russian FM Sergery Lavrov to meet US Secretary of State Tillerson in Washington D.C.

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 12 hours ago
[image: 1 BREAKING_THEDURAN] Lavrov and Tillerson's previous meeting was in Moscow last month. The post BREAKING: Russian FM Sergery Lavrov to meet US Secretary of State Tillerson in Washington D.C. appeared first on The Duran.

Are Your Data Fluctuating As They Should ?

Tommaso Dorigo at Science 2.0 blogs - 13 hours ago
A little while ago I encountered an interesting problem, which I had fun solving by myself. I think my solution is not original (it must have occurred to others a gazillion times in the past) but I do believe the implementation is nice, so I want to share it with you here. *The general problem* Imagine you are given a set of counts distributed in bins of a histogram. This could be, for instance, the age distribution of a set of people. You are asked to assign uncertainty bars to the counts: in other words, estimate a "one-sigma" interval for the relative rate of counts in each bin. ... more »

The Obama Administration was so worried about the incoming Trump Administration that they withheld information about sanctions for fear they would tip off the Russians.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 13 hours ago
Courtesy of the AP: *In late November, a member of Donald Trump’s transition team approached national security officials in the Obama White House with a curious request: Could the incoming team get a copy of the classified CIA profile on Sergey Kislyak, Russia’s ambassador to the United States? * *Marshall Billingslea, a former Pentagon and NATO official, wanted the information for his boss, Michael Flynn, who had been tapped by Trump to serve as White House national security adviser. Billingslea knew Flynn would be speaking to Kislyak, according to two former Obama administratio... more »

Iranian Surveillance Drones Are Now A Regular Nuisance For U.S. Aircraft Carriers in the Persian Gulf

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) is underway in the Atlantic Ocean. George H.W. Bush is underway conducting a composite training unit exercise. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Nicholas Hall/Released) *Military.com*: *Iranian Drones Now Regular Nuisance for Carrier in Persian Gulf* ABOARD THE USS GEORGE H. W. BUSH, Persian Gulf -- Visits from Iranian unmanned aerial vehicles designed for surveillance have become commonplace here, where the Bush and ships from its strike group patrol and launch airstrikes on Islamic State targets in Iraq and Syria. While sm... more »

Sound of the Sun – The Voice of Universal Consciousness

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - In many ancient religions, the sound of the Sun is considered sacred. The post Sound of the Sun – The Voice of Universal Consciousness appeared first on Waking Times.

Free Speech is Dead: State Passes ‘Emergency’ Law to Fine Protesters Up to $1 Million

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: protesters]Ominous legislation was just signed into law criminalizing constitutionally protected protest and speech, that will fine protesters up to $1 million.

Coach Buying Kate Spade for $2.4 Billion

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
The acquisition may affect the fashion company's sales and availability.

Southwest Airlines Goes Above and Beyond to Help Passenger

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
A "recent" heartwarming viral story offered as a counterpoint to prominent news reports about some high-profile negative airline incidents is actually two years old.

BEHIND THE CURTAIN CONTINUED: Lozada to the underwear drawer!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*MONDAY, MAY 8, 2017Part 5—Valley of the Dowds:* The New York Times has gotten our week off to a helpful start. On the paper's reimagined page A3, the always helpful Here to Help feature is headlined as shown below. No, we aren't making this up: *Here to Help* *HOW TO GET KETCHUP OUT OF A BOTTLE* Readers, we sh*t you not! Nor does the self-parodic behavior end there. How to get ketchup out of a bottle! The Times proceeds to offer four ideas designed to help us accomplish this task. Clownishly, these suggestions come from no less an authority than Professor Anthony Strickland (no... more »

Flavor-Geometric Duality and Pseudo-Euclidean Symmetry of Neutrino Mixing in Semi-Empirical Phenomenology

Emmanuel Lipmanov at Science 2.0 - Physical Sciences - 13 hours ago
800x600 *Flavor-Geometric Duality and Pseudo-Euclidean Symmetry of Neutrino Mixing in Semi-Empirical Phenomenology* *I.* Suggested early by the author, main equation of neutrino mixing semi-empirical phenomenology is given by read more

Can we do math unconsciously? Replicators of a prominent 2012 study have some doubts

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
In 2012, news media were abuzz with a new finding from PNAS: Authors based in Israel had found evidence that our brains can unconsciously process more than we thought — including basic math and reading. In other words, the authors claimed people could read and do math without even knowing what they were doing. With […] The post Can we do math unconsciously? Replicators of a prominent 2012 study have some doubts appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Will Johnson Amendment Repeal Put Politics in the Pulpit?

Bob Adelmann at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: will-johnson-amendment-repeal-keep-politics-out-of-the-pulpit] A repeal of the Johnson Amendment, which threatened churches with the loss of tax-exempt status if they pushed political views, does not necessarily mean that pastors, rabbis, ministers, and priests will exercise their new-found freedom, though they should.

"Google Redefines “Fascism”

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
https://youtu.be/G5Rp36V-i3E George Orwell's 1984 was a warning not an instruction manual...

Is The U.S. Supplying The Kurds With Sophisticated Weapons?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Military Times:* *Syrian Kurds are now armed with sensitive US weaponry, and the Pentagon denies supplying it* WASHINGTON — Syrian Kurdish fighters are newly armed with sophisticated American combat equipment as they close in on the Islamic State's stronghold in Raqqa, Military Times has learned, weaponry the Pentagon says it is barred from providing to those forces. The gear includes U.S.-manufactured night-vision goggles, rifles and advanced optics among other items, the same as that used by American special operations forces and the foreign commando units they train. In nort... more »

Deadly package for islamists: spectacular aerial video footage of strikes on militant positions

Ivan Yakovlev at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:05 P.M.) – ‘Syria Free News’ YouTube channel has published an impressive video footage taken by Russian unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) over battlefields in western Aleppo countryside. The video shows airstrikes and shelling on the positions held by Ha’yat Tahrir Al-Sham jihadist group. Source: Syria Free News Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In Pictures: Syrian Army ambushes ISIS jihadists in eastern Hama

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:25 P.M.) – The government forces foiled an infiltration attempt made by the Islamic State in the eastern countryside of Hama, destroying a vehicle. Backed by the National defense Forces, the Syrian Army targeted a machinegun-mounted vehicle for the terror group while attempting to sneak near an Army outpost in Wadi al-Azeeb area, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrischer Außenminister: Wir werden auf jedwede Intervention Jordaniens reagieren

Daniel Holzer at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASKUS, SYRIEN (15:45) – Der syrische Außenminister, Walid al-Moallem, gab in einer, vom Fernsehen übertragenen, Pressekonferenz bekannt, dass die syrische Regierung sich der jüngst-ausverhandelten Deeskalationsvereinbarung verpflichtet fühlt, warnte aber zugleich, dass Brüche der Waffenruhe durch oppositionelle Kräfte streng bestraft werden würden. Als Reaktion auf Anschuldigungen von, im Exil lebenden, Oppositionsfiguren wonach die syrische Regierung die […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Christians hold mass in Mhardeh town as life in north Hama gradually normalizes (VIDEO)

Ivan Yakovlev at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
HAMA, SYRIA (4:45 P.M.) – On Sunday, residents of predominantly Christian town of Mhardeh in northern Hama countryside attended traditional mass that was held at Church of St. George. For the first time since several months, this mass was not darkened with firefights and shelling by jihadist militant groups. Since units of Syrian Arab Army […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Opposition forces make ‘slight’ advance against ISIS in southwest Syria

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:30 P.M.) – Rebel factions affiliated with the so-called Free Syrian Army launched- this morning – a military operation against the jihadi group Jaish Khalid Ibn al-Walid in the southwestern corner of Syria. A rebel commander said his forces made ‘a slight advance’ around the village of Jillin (located some 25 km to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIS conducts deadly double suicide attack against FSA militants in southeast Syria

Ivan Yakovlev at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:10 P.M.) – On Monday, so-called “Islamic State of Iraq and Syria” (ISIS) conducted a deadly sneak attack against Free Syrian Army (FSA) militants near Jordanian border in southeast Syria. Two suicide bombers wearing explosive belts managed to infiltrate a building used as headquarters by FSA-affiliated Qaryatayn Martyrs group. Upon entering the building, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Jaysh Al-Islam declares war on former allies in East Ghouta

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – Jaysh Al-Islam has once again declared war against their former allies in the East Ghouta region of rural Damascus after several days of being harassed by Faylaq Al-Rahman fighters. According to a statement released by Jaysh Al-Islam on Monday, they have decided to resume their military operations against Hay’at Tahrir […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Ejército sirio avanza en la carretera Damasco-Bagdad por primera vez en años

Felipe Ramírez at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
Las fuerzas gubernamentales lanzaron una nueva operación en el campo del sureste de Damasco este fin de semana apuntando a posiciones del “Ejército Libre Sirio” (ELS) en esta zona rural. El domingo por la mañana la 5ª Legión del Ejército Árabe Sirio (EAS) logró atravesar las defensas del ELE al este del Aeropuerto al-Seen, logrando […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army advances along important highway to Iraqi capital

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:35 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their large-scale offensive in the southeastern countryside of Damascus, today, targeting the Jordanian-backed Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) positions along the important Damascus-Baghdad Highway. Led by the 5th Legion, the Syrian Arab Army advanced from the recently captured Biyar Al-Saba area to the Zaza Checkpoint […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian FM: we will respond to any intervention by Jordan

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Foreign Minister, Walid al-Moallem, said his government is committed to the recently-brokered de-escalation deal, warning at the same time that violations by the opposition forces will be strictly answered. “We are committed to the deal, but there will be a decisive response in case of any violation by […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russian drone footage captures Syrian Army scoring direct hits on militants in Qaboun: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:25 P.M.) – Syrian Arab Army (SAA) forces scored further gains in the east Damascus suburb of Qaboun, Sunday, as troops continued targeting anti-government fighters. Soldiers from the SAA’s 105th Brigade of Republican Guard reportedly attacked positions held by the Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) anti-government coalition, capturing approximately 20 buildings around the Qaboun […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Kurdish forces slice adrift ISIS pocket in western Raqqa

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:20 P.M.) – Isolated ISIS militants at the Tabqa pocket are in serious trouble as the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) cutoff jihadist-held areas at Tabqa damn with those at two northern suburbs. With the Euphrates Wrath operations to liberate the Tabqa region entering day 48, the Kurdish-led SDF managed to impose full control […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

A Look At The Navies of China And Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Russian Navy* (Click on Image to Enlarge) Chinese Navy *James Mugg & Christopher Cowan, Real Clear Defense/The Strategist:* *Comparing the Navies of Russia and China* Most discussions of ‘near-peer’ conflicts in the modern context include some reference to both a ‘resurgent Russia’ and a ‘rising China’. We thought it’d be interesting to compare the navies of the two nations as a case study of broader trends in their defence modernisation efforts. Similar analyses could be conducted for other military branches, but an abundance of open-source data on... more »

How The Islamic State Has Fought The Battle For Mosul, Interview With Horizon Client Access’ Alex Mello

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The battle for Mosul is in its sixth month. It is proving to be the most intense campaign of the entire war against the Islamic State in Iraq. That’s in part because the insurgents have changed their defenses from previous fights like in Fallujah and Ramadi. Recently the CTC Sentinel published an article “Defeat By Annihilation: Mobility And Attrition In The Islamic State’s Defense Of Mosul” detailing how the militants have fought in the city. This is an interview with one of the authors Alex Mello who is an Iraq security analyst at Horizon Client Access. Musings On Iraq first int... more »

Was Stephen Colbert Fired After One Phone Call from President Trump?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
Although the FCC is looking into obscenity complaints against the late night host, Colbert was not fired because President Trump called and complained.

Malia Obama Arrested with a Gang of Thugs in Chicago?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
A fake news site photoshopped Malia Obama into an image from a 2013 news report about dogfighting to falsely claim she was arrested in Chicago.

Why are 5,000 Chinese Fighting in Syria's Civil War?

Ryan Pickrell at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Ryan Pickrell* *Security, Middle East* A story you may not have heard about. An estimated 5,000 Chinese militants are fighting alongside various insurgency groups in Syria, according to the Syrian ambassador to China. “Our estimated numbers, because of the numbers we fight against, we kill, we capture, we wound, would be around 4-5,000 Xinjiang jihadists,” Imad Moustapha, the Syrian ambassador to China, told Reuters, “China as well as every other country should be extremely concerned.” The combatants are reportedly Uighurs, members of a Muslim minority that primarily resides i... more »

The Gun That Is in Almost 100 Countries: Why the AK-47 Dominates

Blake Franko at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Blake Franko* *Security, * The story of the Kalashnikov. A few months ago, fighters from the Free Syrian Army *ran* American special-operations forces out of a town near the Turkish border, hurling insults like “infidels,” “crusaders,” “dogs” and “pigs.” These fighters, who are actively benefiting from U.S. support, brandished the most recognizable gun of all time, the Kalashnikov. The power of this image cannot be understated. Thanks in no small part to the film, television and video-game industries, most people associate the AK-47 with tyrannical terrorists, depraved drug c... more »

U.S. Navy Says There Is No Change To Freedom of Navigation Patrols In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet Admiral Scott Swift sits in front of a large poster of an Australian Navy frigate as he speaks during a media conference at the 2015 Pacific International Maratime Exposition in Sydney, Australia, October 6, 2015. REUTERS/David Gray/File Photo *Reuters:** No change to U.S. Navy freedom of navigation patrols: commander* There has been no policy change with regard to U.S. Navy freedom of navigation operations under the administration of President Donald Trump, U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Admiral Scott Swift said on Monday. Under the previous admin... more »

Threats and Allegations

LL at Virtual Mirage - 14 hours ago
*Context and Precedence* Most of you read about it on-line or heard about it on *Fox News*. It's hardly worth the effort to discuss it but some of you e-mailed so I will. On 5 May, the Ministry of State Security announced it had uncovered and foiled an assassination plot against Kim Jong Un arranged by the US and South Korea. A North Korean citizen supposedly was coerced into participating. He allegedly received bribes, satellite communications equipment and instructions from South Korea. The US and South Korean intelligence services made contact with the man while he was working i... more »

Resisting the Militarization of Space

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
On the opening day of the 25th annual conference of the Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space -- held in Huntsville, Alabama, April 7-9, home of the Pentagon's 'missile defense' directorate and many other space weapons systems -- activists Bruce Gagnon, Dave Webb, Ken Jones, Hyun Lee and Yasuo Ogata addressed a news conference, telling of the costs and dangers of missile defense and of weaponizing space. Then the GN conference attendees hold a protest vigil outside the gates of Redstone Arsenal at closing time. Video by Eric Herter.

Actor Stephen Fry is being investigated for blasphemy in Ireland for calling God a "maniac." Okay this is still 2017, right?

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
Courtesy of The Independent: *Stephen Fry is being investigated by Irish police over blasphemy claims more than two years after his outspoken comments about God on RTE's The Meaning of Life went viral. * *Mr Fry described a hypothetical creator as “stupid” and an “utter maniac” for designing a world filled with undue suffering. * *Asked in 2015 by the programme's host, Gay Byrne, what he would say to God if he arrived at the pearly gates of heaven, the actor and author replied: “I’d say, bone cancer in children? What’s that about?” * *The committed atheist added: “How dare you? Ho... more »

“The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
“The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eZJoCfgAEuE

"Where Do You Go in a Hurricane?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"Where Do You Go in a Hurricane?"* by Jeff Thomas "As a West Indian, I’ve lived through quite a few hurricanes in my time. My level of responsibility in each varied quite a bit. I was eight years old in my first hurricane and I thought it was great fun, as it was so exciting during the hurricane and, afterward, the landscape had changed so much that I had lots of new places to play. On the other end of the scale, in 2004, my country, the Cayman Islands, experienced a category five hurricane, with winds up to 200 miles per hour that sat on us without moving for 36 hours. I was resp... more »

"The 21st Century Has Been a Big, Fat Flop"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"The 21st Century Has Been a Big, Fat Flop"* by Bill Bonner "Here at the Diary we have fun ridiculing the pretensions, absurdities, and hypocrisies of the ruling classes. But there is a serious side to it, too. Mockery makes us laugh. And laughing helps us wiggle free from the kudzu of fake news. *Seeming contradiction: *Reading the Diary mailbag, it is obvious that many dear readers are confused by what seems like a contradiction. On the one hand, we recognize that what goes on in public life can never be fully understood; it is infinitely complex and unknowable in its entirety. ... more »

Ukrainian regime orders ‘cleansing’ of civilian populations in Donbass on eve of Victory Day

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
[image: donetsk victory] For Donetsk and Lugansk, Victory Day will be celebrated under a looming threat of war and terrorism from the fascist Kiev regime. The post Ukrainian regime orders ‘cleansing’ of civilian populations in Donbass on eve of Victory Day appeared first on The Duran.

8 young leaders who preceded Emmanuel Macron’s French presidency

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 15 hours ago
[image: Theodore-Roosevelt_The-Talented-Mr-Roosevelt_HD_768x432-16x9] Emmanuel Macron is one of many young world leaders. The post 8 young leaders who preceded Emmanuel Macron’s French presidency appeared first on The Duran.

Saudi Arabia threatens war on Iran. Iran offers strong response

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
[image: People search for survivors amid the rubble of houses destroyed in a Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Sept. 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)] Saudi Arabia continues to pursue pro-terrorist policies of aggression. The post Saudi Arabia threatens war on Iran. Iran offers strong response appeared first on The Duran.

“The butcher of Libya” is now part of the resistance (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 15 hours ago
[image: “The butcher of Libya” is now part of the resistance (Video)] Hillary Clinton ridiculously claims she is an activist citizen. The post “The butcher of Libya” is now part of the resistance (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Editor's Note: State of Emergency Has Been Declared In My City Of Montreal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*CNN*: *Montreal declares state of emergency over flooding* (CNN)Montreal's mayor has declared a state of emergency as rising flood waters threaten dikes and breakwaters and force residents from their homes in parts of Canada's Quebec province. About 1,200 military personnel have been deployed to support emergency services responding to the flooding. In a statement on Sunday announcing the 48-hour state of emergency, the city of Montreal said forecasts suggested that the situation would not be short-lived. Environment Canada was warning that water levels in the Rivière des Pra... more »

Diane Abbott - your next Home Secretary if Labour win the General Election?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
https://youtu.be/cYZ262b7wBI Diane Abbott the most powerful argument against a Labour government?


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 15 hours ago
Hi, I'm back. Thank you, Crank, Yastreblyansky, and Tom, for terrific posts while I was away. I really appreciate it. Today we're celebrating the result of the French presidential election. In *The New York Times,* Adam Nossiter has a front-page story on the victor, who's depicted as a bland and generally incompetent politician who just got lucky: ... in his resounding victory on Sunday night, Emmanuel Macron, the centrist who has never held elected office, won because he was the beneficiary of a uniquely French historic and cultural legacy, where many voters wanted change but were ... more »

The BBC is in hot water again over its bias. And this time the complaint is a biggie

Steve Topple at The Canary - 15 hours ago
An official complaint has been made to the BBC over its local election coverage. And, as is often the case, the problem was with its apparent bias towards UKIP. This time though, it is not an individual that has complained to the ‘public service’ broadcaster, but a whole political party. Skewed BBC coverage? In the […] The post The BBC is in hot water again over its bias. And this time the complaint is a biggie appeared first on The Canary.

The media thinks it’s cute that IDS rapped Eminem lyrics on TV today. Here’s why it’s really fucking not [VIDEO]

Kerry-anne Mendoza at The Canary - 15 hours ago
Media pundits are beside themselves after Iain Duncan Smith (IDS) rapped Eminem lyrics on morning television today. But the record of IDS is no laughing matter. Lose Yourself IDS used his moment in the spotlight to double-down on criticism of Diane Abbott’s car crash interview over police figures last week. However, he chose to do […] The post The media thinks it’s cute that IDS rapped Eminem lyrics on TV today. Here’s why it’s really fucking not [VIDEO] appeared first on The Canary.

Theresa May just tried to rebrand the Conservative Party. But it’s already biting her in the arse.

Emily Apple at The Canary - 15 hours ago
Theresa May is attempting to rebrand the Conservative party. In fact, she’s so secure in her own abilities as its leader that she’s now renaming the party in her own image – “Theresa May’s Team”. But the launch of the new slogan hasn’t gone very well. In fact it’s biting her in the arse. Cult […] The post Theresa May just tried to rebrand the Conservative Party. But it’s already biting her in the arse. appeared first on The Canary.

On-Duty Cop Rapes, Beats, Urinates on Woman, Pleads Guilty — NO JAIL

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: raping]A cop responding to a domestic dispute call took the victim to a hotel, beat her, raped her, urinated on her, and admitted to it, but gets probation.

We Are Not Amused

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 15 hours ago
In the spirit of the establishment sourness I wrote about the other day, the *New York Times* Division of Standards and Practices has seen fit to axe two of my published comments in the past week. Since I only submitted three comments during this time frame, this amounts to a record 66% rejection rate. My first censored comment was in response to a very bland editorial chiding Barack Obama for his unseemly demand for $400,000 per speech. I pointed out that the much more popular Michelle is only getting $200,000 for her gigs, a dismal half of what her husband earns. "What ever happe... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Inside the dark conspiracy that made its way from the fringe to the White House Icebergs to be towed from Antarctica to United Arab Emirates for drinking water What we know about the massive computer hack on French presidential candidate Macron The Hidden Radicalism of Southern Food Google, Democracy and the Truth about internet Research These 11 declassified maps show how the CIA saw the world at the height of the Cold War 13 Really Weird Things Organic Gardeners Do That Actually Work The NRA is selling insurance to gun owners willing to shoot in self defense... more »

Everyone panic: Trump Administration becomes a normal US Presidential Administration

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
*Searching for a way out....* Yeah. This has all happened before. Remember when Bush Lite declared... President Bush, offering a more explicit commitment to Taiwan than his recent predecessors, said in a television interview broadcast today that if the island came under attack from China, he would order ''whatever it took'' to help Taiwan defend itself. We all know what happened. By Bush's second term he was trying to suppress Taiwan on behalf of China, to accomplish some transient thing or other. Because traditional US policy on China is to make permanent concessions to address t... more »

The Ax Falls at the EPA; PseudoScience No Longer Job Requirement

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 16 hours ago
EPA fires members of science advisory board Originally published by E&E News The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fired members of a scientific advisory board yesterday. The agency quietly forced out some members of the Board of Scientific Counselors just weeks after leaders told them their tenure would be renewed, said Robert Richardson, an ecological … Continue reading "The Ax Falls at the EPA; PseudoScience No Longer Job Requirement"

Ryan Was On TV Yesterday With His Litany Of Lies-- And It Was A Total Disaster

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Bruce Poliquin represents the "other" Maine congressional district, almost the whole state minus Portland, Augusta and the southwest coastal strip. He's got Lewiston-Auburn, Bangor and everything up to the Canadian borders on the west, north and east. Politically, it's a swing district. Obama beat McCain by 10 points and beat Romney by 9 points, Last year, though, although Maine went for Hillary, ME-02 went for Trump 51.4% to 41.1%. The Democrats nominated the same worthless EMILY's List-type mushy stooge who had lost in 2014, Emily Cain, and she lost badly-- 192,878 (54.8%) to 159... more »

Russiagate: Sally Yates, Former Acting AG, Testimony Today – livestream links, article

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 16 hours ago
France appears to have spared itself its own presidential Russiagate with Macron winning by 66 % vs slightly under 34 … Continue reading →


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*UK: Student comes up with 'ingenious' way to cheat in university exams * It may sound like something used by one of Harry Potter’s wayward classmates at Hogwarts, but “invisible ink” has now been revealed by the university ombudsman as the latest university exam scam. According to the latest annual report by the Office of the Independent Adjudicator (OIA), a law student was caught red-handed with 24 pages of “unauthorised notes” written in invisible UV ink. It is thought that the student managed to smuggle a UV light into the exam in order to decipher her invisible notes. The st... more »

An Orwellian Moment

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Paul Krugman's analysis of Trumpcare is withering: Even without a proper analysis, however, it’s clear that Trumpcare breaks every promise Republicans ever made about health. Deductibles will rise, not fall, as insurers are set free to offer lower-quality coverage. Premiums may fall for a handful of young, healthy, affluent people, but will rise and in many cases soar for those who are older (because age spreads will rise), sicker (because protection against discrimination based on medical history will be taken away), and poorer (because subsidies will go down). Many people with ... more »

Hawking: mankind, leave Earth in 100 years

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
As The Independent and dozens of other sources told us, Stephen Hawking has "improved" his previous recommendation on a recently aired BBC program. Half a year ago, he said that the mankind had to leave the Earth in 1,000 years if it wants to survive. He has corrected the number and what he says now is the following: all the men have to shoot themselves to another celestial body in 100 years if the mankind and/or the Earth wants to survive. The stupidity of all these proclamations seems breathtaking to me. The first "cute" sentence in The Independent says: Ten centuries is a bli... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*A receding Arctic scare* Inevitably, when even satellite temperatures were showing 2016 as “the hottest year on record”, we were going to be told last winter that the Arctic ice was at its lowest extent ever. Sure enough, before Christmas, a report from the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration was greeted with such headlines as “Hottest Arctic on record triggers massive ice melt”. In March we had the BBC trumpeting another study that blamed vanishing Arctic ice as the cause of weather which led to the worst-ever smog in Beijing, warning that it “could even threaten ... more »

Forget About Russia's S-300 or S-400 (The S-500 Is Coming)

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Europe* And America should be worried. Moscow has long been preoccupied with the threat posed by NATO airpower, and has fielded a variety of potent long-range surface-to-air missile systems over the years to counter it, including at the high end the S-300 (SA-10 and SA-12) and S-400 (SA-21). But the primary role of its latest design, the Almaz-Antey S-500 “Triumfator,” *isn’t *taking potshots at frontline fighter planes. Rather, the S-500 marks a new Russian effort to develop its own defense “shield” against cruise and ballistic missile attack. Mo... more »

Pope Francis Upset At Use Of ‘Mother’ To Describe Massive MOAB That Hit ISIS

Jonah Bennett at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Jonah Bennett* *Security, * Pope Francis will meet with Trump on May 24. Pope Francis criticized the use of the name “mother” to describe the massive Air Force-designed bomb the U.S. military dropped on the Islamic State in Afghanistan in April. “I was ashamed when I heard the name,” Pope Francis said in a speech to a large group of students Saturday, Reuters reports. “A mother gives life and this one gives death, and we call this device a mother. What is happening?” Briefings and coverage made frequent use of the name of “mother,” as in the “Mother Of All Bombs,” to describe t... more »

How to Avoid Another Korean War

Peter Van Ness at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Peter Van Ness* *Security, Asia* Caught between a rock and a hard place, Washington, Pyongyang and Beijing have a lot more to lose than just face if tensions continue to escalate on the Korean Peninsula. Kim Jong-un sees nuclear capability as almost his sole source of regime security and he is not going to give it up, no matter how strong the pressure. He is not stupid. All he has to do is to look at the history of Iraq and Libya, where neither dictator had nuclear weapons. So if the United States insists on denuclearization of the peninsula, presumably that would require regim... more »

Iran Threatens To Destroy Saudi Arabia After Saudi Prince Warns Of “Moving Battle To Iran”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
Iran Threatens To Destroy Saudi Arabia After Saudi Prince Warns Of “Moving Battle To Iran” by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com/ An unexpected war of words erupted between two sworn Middle-Eastern rivals over the weekend, when Saudi Arabia and Iran threatened each other with military action, if not outright destruction. – It started on Tuesday, when in “unusually blunt […]

Is North Korea The Excuse China Needs To Launch Monetary Armageddon?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
Is N. Korea The Excuse China Needs To Launch Monetary Armageddon? by Mark St.Cyr, https://markstcyr.com/ If one were only to get their “news” via the main-stream media outlets, it wouldn’t be wrong to assume when it came to the understanding of what is really going on across the globe, along with the consequences, most haven’t a clue. […]

CPEC and How China Will Dominate World Trade

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 17 hours ago
While the United States seems to be moving toward withdrawing from trade agreements and putting up roadblocks with its current trading partners, China and its partner, Pakistan, are moving in the opposite direction, part of China's plan to further open trade with the globe. As you will see in this posting, this is just another piece of the puzzle in the growing transition from a unipolar, Western-based trade system to a multipolar trade system with more than one nation or group of nations dominating world trade. Many of you may not have heard about the Silk Road Economic Belt. The... more »

Wild Bill: France Defeats Itself...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 17 hours ago
*it's a spiritual problem.*

Iran Issues A Warning Against Saudi Arabia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
General Massoud Jazayeri *Reuters:* *Iran minister warns Saudi Arabia after 'battle' comments: Tasnim* Iran will hit back at most of Saudi Arabia with the exception of Islam's holiest places if the kingdom does anything "ignorant", Tehran's defense minister was quoted as saying on Sunday after a Saudi prince threatened to move the "battle" to Iran. "If the Saudis do anything ignorant, we will leave no area untouched except Mecca and Medina," Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan was quoted by the semi-official Tasnim news agency as saying. "They think they can do something bec... more »

This Is How North Korea Avoids Sanctions Through China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Wall Street Journal*: *Chinese-North Korean Venture Shows How Much Sanctions Can Miss* *State-owned Chinese firm and a blacklisted North Korean company had a partnership for nearly a decade to mine for minerals useful in missile production; Chinese firm says it never did much.* DANDONG, China—For most of the past decade, a Chinese state-owned company had a joint venture with a North Korean company under sanctions for involvement in Pyongyang’s atomic-weapons program, Chinese corporate and government records show. China’s Limac Corp. and North Korea’s Ryonbong General Corp. set u... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
French second round results since 2002 #presidentelle2017 pic.twitter.com/XArHBzjKpW — AFP news agency (@AFP) May 8, 2017

Occupying Palestine

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 17 hours ago
*History of Palestine* Zionism arrived in Palestine in the late 19th as a colonialist movement motivated by national impulses. The colonization of Palestine fitted well the interests and policies of the British Empire on the eve of the First World War. With the backing of Britain, the colonization project expanded, and became a solid presence on the land after the war and with the establishment of the British mandate in Palestine (which lasted between 1918 and 1948). While this consolidation took place, the indigenous society underwent, like other societies in the rest of the Ara... more »

Possibly the truest statement I have ever posted.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
This is the same reason I would be surprised if we suffered any terrorist attacks in the next few years. Why bother wasting bombs or bullets on people who are being led to their doom by Donald Trump?


Anon at Aangirfan - 17 hours ago
*Alan Dershowitz (centre) and Pizzagate promoter Mike Cernovich (right)* Acording to Timothy Fitzpatrick "*Pizzagate promoter Mike Cernovich is helping the Epstein-Mossad child-sex ring*" Virginia Roberts (Virginia Giuffre) is suing Ghislaine Maxwell for defamation. Virginia Roberts claims that Ghislaine Maxwell, who has been linked to Mossad, recruited children for Jeffrey Epstein. *Katie - allegedly raped by Trump, who is reportedly Jewish.* *According to Timothy Fitzpatrick, court documents suggest that Pizzagate activist Mike Cernovich is siding with Epstein's friends, includ... more »

Jean Claude Junkers in his own words

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
https://youtu.be/FuPiNZJxX9A Jean Claude Junkers in his own words, thanks to Iain Dale

Paul Reiter’s Damning Assessment Of The IPCC

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Prof Paul Reiter I briefly mentioned the other day BBC claims climate change would lead to the spreading of malaria: One argument is that the risk from permafrost pathogens is inherently unknowable, so they should not overtly concern us. Instead, we should focus on more established threats from climate […]

Fuerzas kurdas eliminan a docenas de militantes tras ataque turco-rebelde en el norte de Alepo

Inna García at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
El domingo por la noche, los rebeldes respaldados por Turquía iniciaron un asalto contra la ciudad de Sheikh Issa y se involucraron en una batalla contra los kurdos de las Fuerzas Democráticas Sirias (FDS o SDF por sus siglas en inglés). En los enfrentamientos que se han llevado a cabo hasta las 4 de la mañana, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Turkish-led attack on Kurdish-held town in northern Aleppo results in heavy casualties

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:30 P.M.) – On Sunday evening, fierce firefights erupted in rural Aleppo as Turkish-backed rebels began an assault on the town of Sheikh Issa, engaging with Kurdish elements of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). With clashes persisting until 4 in the morning, the SDF managed to hold their ground and kill all hostile […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Llegan a los barrios capitulados de Damasco los buses para iniciar la evacuación

Inna García at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
Esta mañana han llegado los primeros autobuses del gobierno a los dos suburbios asediados en el este de Damasco para preparar una evacuación de militantes yihadistas. Debido a una serie de rápidos avances del Ejército Árabe Sirio (EAS) durante la semana pasada, los comandantes rebeldes acordaron capitular a Qaboun y Barzeh a cambio de ser trasladados […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In pictures: Islamists capitulate two suburbs in east Damascus as evacuation buses arrive

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:05 P.M.) – On Monday morning, the first government busses arrived at two embattled suburbs in east Damascus to prepare an evacuation of jihadist militants. Due to a series of rapid Syrian Arab Army (SAA) advances over the week, rebel commanders agreed to capitulate Al-Qaboun and Barzeh in return for safe passage to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VÍDEO: Grupo islamista ataca posiciones del Ejército sirio en Alepo occidental

Inna García at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
Ahrar al-Sham atacó ayer repetidamente posiciones del gobierno en el oeste de Alepo, lanzando una serie de cohetes puntiformes en el distrito de al-Zahraa Jamiat. El vídeo muestra cómo el grupo islamista hace uso de cañones portátiles SPG-9 Kopye sin retroceso de 73 milímetros para atacar fortificaciones de sacos de arena que probablemente sean nidos de francotirador utilizados por el […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Imágenes satelitales muestran avión ruso A-50 desplegado en Siria

Inna García at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
Imágenes tomadas por satélite por la compañía israelí ImageSat Internacional muestra un avión ruso A-50 de alerta temprana y control aerotransportado (AEW&C) desplegado en una base en Siria, escribe el portal Defense News. Satellite imagery shows Russian AWACS back in Syria https://t.co/XUjTN763G1 — Defense News (@defense_news) May 7, 2017 Las fotos fueron tomadas el 3 de mayo y […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Сирийская армия возобновила активные боевые действия на востоке провинции Алеппо

Ivan Yakovlev at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
В воскресенье Сирийская Арабская Армия начала важную боевую операцию на востоке провинции Алеппо, целью которой стали оставшиеся в этом регионе позиции боевиков террористической группировки “Исламское государство”. Возглавляемые штурмовыми подразделениями дивизии “Тигр” правительственные войска нацелились на стратегически важную авиабазу Джира, расположенную к северу от равнины Мескена. Взятие авибазы позволит армейцам не только обезопасить равнину Дейр-Хафир, но […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Islamist rebels shell Syrian Army positions in western Aleppo with rockets

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (0:15 P.M.) – On Sunday, Ahrar Al-Sham repeatedly targeted government positions in western Aleppo, firing a number of pinpoint rockets at the Jamiat Al-Zahraa district. In the video below, the Islamist group uses the 73 millimetre calibre recoilless SPG-9 guns to target sandbag fortifications, suspected to be sniper nests used by the Syrian […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Иракская армия продолжает постепенно продвигаться в Мосуле (ВИДЕО)

Ivan Yakovlev at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
В воскресенье иракская армия продолжала боевую операцию по освобождению западной части города Мосул от террористической группировки “Исламское государство”, продвигаясь в северо-западных кварталах города. К операциям в условиях городских боёв активно привлекаются снайперы, при помощи которых подразделения Федеральной полиции Ирака обнаруживают и уничтожают огневые позиции ИГ. Ранее этим же днём два курдских бойца погибли в результате […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Правительственная армия Сирии достигла окраин города Латамна на севере провинции Хама

Ivan Yakovlev at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
Сирийская Арабская Армия в последние дни вновь активизировала наступательные действия на севере провинции Хама, отбив у джихадистов ряд позиций в окрестностях посёлка Хелфая. При активной поддержке ВВС Сирии войска САА и Сил национальной обороны в воскресенье снова овладели деревней Залякият, ликвидировав и ранив при этом более 20 джихадистов из группировок “Джейш аль-Изза” и “Хейят Тахрир […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Actualización del mapa militar del conflicto sirio – Mayo de 2017

Alvaro A. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
El mes de abril vio grandes cambios en el frente de batalla sirio, ya que varias partes en conflicto obligaron a retirarse al grupo terrorista Estado islámico (ISIS) que estaba mal defendido en las zonas rurales del país. En particular, las fuerzas del Ejército Libre Sirio (ELS) apoyadas por Jordania y Estados Unidos en el […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Şam: Kabun ve Barze’deki militanların tahliyesi başladı

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
Başkent Şam’da bulunan ve kritik önemdeki Kabun ve Barze ilçelerinde anlaşma sağlandı. Uzun süredir Suriye ordusunun kuşatmasında bulunan ve yaklaşık 10 haftadır devam eden taarruz sonrası direnci kırılan cihatçı gruplar; önceki gün teslim olmayı kabul etti. Yapılan anlaşmaya göre, silahlıların bir kısmı İdlib’e tahliye edilirken; bir kısmı da teslim olup savaş öncesi hayatına dönme kararı […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Islamistische Rebellen in Schwierigkeiten – Syrische Armee erreicht wichtige Stadt nördlich von Hama

Daniel Holzer at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LIBANON (6:00) – Die Syrische Armee (SAA) befand sich in letzter Zeit auf dem Vormarsch im nördlichen Teil der Provinz Hama, indem sie zahlreiche Punkte in der Nähe der Stadt Halfaya von islamistischen Rebellen zurückeroberte. Unterstützt von schweren Luftschlägen der syrischen Luftwaffe, gelang es der Syrischen Armee und den Nationalen Verteidigungskräften (NDF) am Sonntag […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Suriye ordusu yıllar sonra Şam-Bağdat yolunda ilerliyor

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
Önceki gün Şam’ın doğusunda ABD ve Ürdün tarafından desteklenen militanlara karşı operasyon başlatan Suriye ordusu, bölgede büyük bir ilerleme kaydetti. Pazar sabahı harekete geçen birlikler, El Sin hava üssü doğusunda bulunan ÖSO militanlarının savunma hattını kırmayı başardı ve yaklaşık 50 kilometre ilerleyerek Biyar Saba bölgesinde kontrolü sağladı. Bu bölgenin ardından Bağdat-Şam yolu üzerinde ilerlemeyi […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Casi 100 bajas entre las filas islamistas tras la liberación de más territorio en el norte de Hama

Inna García at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
Durante esta noche, el Ejército Árabe Sirio (EAS o SAA por sus siglas en inglés) ha movilizado a sus soldados para un nuevo asalto en el norte de Hama, dirigido a una zona rural al sur de al-Latamenah. Encabezadas por la 4ª División, la 8ª División, la 5ª Legión y las Fuerzas de Defensa Nacional, las tropas […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Сирийская армия впервые за несколько лет продвигается по трассе Дамаск – Багдад

Ivan Yakovlev at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
В прошедшие выходные Сирийская Арабская Армия начала новую боевую операцию в юго-восточной части провинции Дамаск, атаковав позиции так называемой “Свободной сирийской армии” (ССА) в этом сельском районе. В воскресенье утром подразделения 5-го армейского корпуса САА прорвали оборону ССА к востоку от авиабазы Ас-Син, в результате чего под контроль правительственных сил перешёл район Бияр-Саба. После этого […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Fuerzas yihadistas contra las cuerdas mientras el Ejército sirio llega a importante ciudad norteña de Hama

Inna García at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
El Ejército Árabe Sirio (EAS o SAA por sus siglas en inglés) ha seguido avanzando en el norte de Hama liberando varios puntos de los yihadistas cerca de la ciudad clave de Halfaya. El Ejército Árabe Sirio y las Fuerzas de Defensa Nacional (FDN) lograron liberar ayer el pueblo de Zalaqiyat, eliminado e hiriendo a más de 20 combatientes yihadistas […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Ejército sirio avanza en la carretera Damasco-Bagdad por primera vez en años

Inna García at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
El Ejército Árabe Sirio (EAS o SAA por sus siglas en inglés) ha iniciado una nueva operación militar en el sureste de Damasco este fin de semana dirigida a las posiciones del Ejército Libre Sirio (ELS o FSA por sus siglas en inglés) alrededor de esta zona rural. El domingo por la mañana, la 5ª División del […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrische Armee dringt das erste mal seit vier Jahren entlang der Damaskus Bagdad Verbindungsroute vor

Roman Gero Kopler at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LIBANON (06:50) – Die Syrische Armee (SAA) startete gestern eine Operation südöstlich von Damaskus gegen Positionen der die Freien Syrische Arme (FSA) entlang der Hauptverbindungsroute Damaskus-Bagdad. (Highway 2). Am Sonntag Morgen hat die 5te Legion (Korps 5 der SAA) die Verteidigungslinien östlich vom Luftwaffenstützpunk Al-Seen durchbrochen und das Areal Biyar Saba südöstlich von Damaksus […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Deliberate Ignorance: Minnesota Measles' Spotty Reporting is Contagious

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
By Anne Dachel The biggest news sources in America twist Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s words. There are currently lots of stories out on the outbreak of measles in Minnesota. It’s all tied to the Somalis in the Twin Cities and their...

Russian FM Lavrov: Trump admin ‘not yet fully adjusting to each other’

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
[image: US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, front left, and Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, front right, pose with, back row from left, South Korea Foreign Minister Yun Byung-Se, Italy Foreign Minister Angelino Alfano and India Foreign Minister Mallika Joseph Akbar at the G20 foreign ministers meeting group photo at the World Conference Center in Bonn, Germany, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017. Foreign ministers from 20 of the world’s leading nations met Thursday in the former German capital to discuss current conflicts and ways to prevent future crises against a backdrop of uncert... more »

War Against Taxpayers and Whistleblowers  (Trump Picks All Part of the Problem)  Trump Threatens WikiLeaks "Nuclear Option" Against the First Amendment  (Why So Easily Manipulated)   Global Neoliberalism Coming to All

Damn it. "Billions" is over. Damn. It. Just catching up after the furor. Wanker of the Day - Rep. Chris Collins of Upstate New York wins today's all-pro wanking award. What kind of prize should he get? Discuss. Total of 4.2Mln of French Voters Cast Empty Ballots - Millions of

Kolbrin Book of Creation - Chpt 7 - Herthew - Son of the Firstfather

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
Last item in the book of Creation. I continue to be astonished by what we are discovering here. Metal smelting is well described and its dangers as well. Better yet we are introduced to the inner sun which i have also posited and two tiers of matter along with an interim space for less organized spirits that are adrift yet. all this conforms wonderfully to my Cloud Cosmology. The true goal of life is also shown and so on. Astonishingly we are shown the introduction of bronze making to a community and the scramble for its secret. It is brought by a teacher from somewhere el... more »

Letter from Dr. Bruce Cornet

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
The take home from this item is important. you can work with your significant other to share thoughts telepathically. Once you have achieved this consistently and it surely takes some effort, you will also be able to carry this past death. It will also wonderfully support a strong marriage bond as well. In fact i would go so far as to commend this to all couples. This can prevent misunderstandings and alienation driven by external factors. We need to police up supportive therapies to make this work consistently but the payoff justifies it all. In fact our religions need to app... more »

Gobekli Tepe recorded a Devastating Comet Strike

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
Turns out that ancient man used animal symbols to denote constellations and likely did so world wide, thus we can actually read all those odd pictograms out there. Good news for archaeologists that also allows dating. It now appears that the Pleistocene nonconformity paradigm is gaining real momentum. Add in those two independent eye witness reports of the comet passage from the kolbrin bible and we have a completely compelling cultural confirmation that is actually superior to the Hebrew bible in terms of cross verification. I personally never though to get a sni... more »

Kolbrin Chpt 8 - Gwineva

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 19 hours ago
We have now entered a series of tales best described as a people's history with plenty of novelty to allow and support what is surely a nearly oral tradition. Recall all these texts will be read to an assembled audience. Thus names and family connections are important to the narrative as it positions characters in a similar milieu to the listeners. We dispense with all that in reading text. The texts from India have a similar nature. Actual printed texts only became available several hundred years ago and this changed the method of sharing this type of information. Some of ou... more »

Skull Valley

LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
You find them everywhere in America - and particularly in Texas. They're the little towns that grew up around the railway. Thistle Junction, Utah; Amboy, California; Searchlight, Nevada, and Skull Valley, Arizona to name a few. When the first settlers arrived they found a lot of human remains from wars between the local Indians (Native Americans/Indigenous Peoples) bleaching in the sun, thus the name "Skull Valley" stuck. As with most railway towns, there is a general store, a gas station, a cafe, an elementary school, an auto repair shop, a fire station, a church, and a post off... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"Courage"* Summer in Washington state is an incredibly delightful time, bright warm sun in a panorama of pure green unlike anywhere else. Winters are another matter entirely, and it’s common for rain to fall daily for months on end, a 24 hour a day onslaught of endless gray and gloom. Frequently animals like raccoons, mice or squirrels will burrow into the walls and roofs of homes, trying to find a warm and dry place to nest. And so it was one afternoon that the house cat suddenly and frantically charged across the living room into the corner, howling ferociously at something we... more »

"That Is A Friend..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
"When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares." - Henri J.M. Nouwen, "The Road to Daybreak"

President Trump: Cancel Your Saudi Trip, Play More Golf

Ron Paul at 22 hours ago
[image: undefined] President Trump is about to embark on his first foreign trip, where he will stop in Saudi Arabia, Israel, and the Vatican, before attending a NATO meeting in Brussels and the G-7 summit in Sicily. The media and pundits have loudly wondered why hasn’t he gone on a foreign trip sooner. I wonder why go at all? What does the president hope to achieve with these meetings? This is a president who came into office with promises that we would finally start to mind our own business overseas. In December, he said that the policy of US “intervention and chaos” overseas must... more »

Russia presents draft resolution on Syrian safe-zones to UN Security Council

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
(TASS) Russia presented a draft resolution in support of the memorandum on de-escalation zones in Syria signed at the international meeting in Astana on May 4 to the UN Security Council, Russia’s permanent mission to the UN told TASS on Sunday. “We confirm the draft resolution was presented,” press secretary of the permanent mission Fyodor […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army advances along Damascus-Baghdad Highway for first time in years

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:50 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a new military operation in the southeastern countryside of Damascus this past weekend that targeted the Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) positions around this rural area. On Sunday morning, the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Legion managed to break-through the Free Syrian Army’s defenses east of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russia, US consider reinstating air coordination in Syria

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
Russia’s Chief of Staff General Valery Gerasimov and Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph Dunford confirmed in their phone conversation the readiness to reinstate the memorandum of understanding on safe flights over Syria and to draw up more measures so as to avoid any conflicts, Russia’s Defense Ministry said on Saturday. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Jihadist rebels in trouble as Syrian Army reaches important northern Hama town

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has been on a roll in the northern countryside of Hama recently, capturing several points from the jihadist rebels near the key town of Halfaya. Backed by heavy airstrikes from their air force, the Syrian Arab Army and National Defense Forces (NDF) managed to capture […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Iraqi Army makes fresh gains in west Mosul: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:40 A.M.) – The Iraqi army continued its battle against the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Mosul on Sunday as it advances towards north-western districts of the city. Snipers calculated distances while federal police determined IS positions. Earlier in the day, two Kurdish fighters were killed after IS members detonated explosives […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army eyes strategic airbase in east Aleppo

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched an important operation on Sunday that targeted the Islamic State’s (ISIL) remaining positions in the eastern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate. Led by their elite Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army has set their sights on the strategic Jirah Military Airport, which is located […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Billionaire Uses His Car as Collateral to Get Cheap Parking from a Bank?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 22 hours ago
An old legend about a customer's getting cheap parking for his car by using it as bank collateral was shared as a "real" story about Vijay Mallya.

Gaza: A Hellhole Created by Israel

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Gaza: A Hellhole Created by Israel by Rana Alshami, http://www.redressonline.com/, 17 June 2014 Israel has launched yet another campaign against the Palestinian people. This time its excuse is the kidnapping of three teenage “boys”. Israel is using this incident to once again collectively punish my people. According to international law, collective punishment is a crime. – Israel […]

Tectonic Explosion Soon To Spark Civil Unrest?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Published on May 4, 2017 Mat Bracken explains how America is ripe for societal collapse with only a little push. end

“Trying To Stay Sane In An Insane World, Part 2”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*“Trying To Stay Sane In An Insane World, Part 2”* by James Quinn "When people pile up debts they will find difficult and perhaps even impossible to repay, they are saying several things at once. They are obviously saying that they want more than they can immediately afford. They are saying, less obviously, that their present wants are so important that, to satisfy them, it is worth some future difficulty. But in making that bargain they are implying that when the future difficulty arrives, they’ll figure it out. They don’t always do that.” – Michael Lewis, “Boomerang” "The manner... more »

Musical Interlude: Loreena McKennitt, “Dante's Prayer”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Loreena McKennitt, “Dante's Prayer” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dge_MOBGxjo

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“You may have heard of the Seven Sisters in the sky, but have you heard about the Seven Strong Men on the ground? Located just west of the Ural Mountains, the unusual Manpupuner rock formations are one of the Seven Wonders of Russia. How these ancient 40-meter high pillars formed is yet unknown. *Click image for larger size.* The persistent photographer of this featured image battled rough terrain and uncooperative weather to capture these rugged stone towers in winter at night, being finally successful in February of last year. Utilizing the camera's time delay feature, the photogr... more »

"A Moment With Nature: Love And Sorrow"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"Love and Sorrow"* "Here the swallow's mate is injured and the condition is fatal. She was hit by a car as she swooped low across the road. He brought her food and attended to her with love and compassion. He brought her food again but was shocked to find her dead. He tried to move her... a rarely-seen effort for swallows! Aware that she is dead and will never be with him again, sadness filled his eyes with sorrow. He stood beside her as his heart weeps. Finally aware that she would never return to him, he stood beside her body with untold pain and despair." - http://funreadingemails.blog... more »

"Carpe, Carpe Diem..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“They're not that different from you, are they? Same haircuts. Full of hormones, just like you. Invincible, just like you feel. The world is their oyster. They believe they're destined for great things, just like many of you, their eyes are full of hope, just like you. Did they wait until it was too late to make from their lives even one iota of what they were capable? Because, you see gentlemen, these boys are now fertilizing daffodils. But if you listen real close, you can hear them whisper their legacy to you. Go on, lean in. Listen, you hear it? “Carpe...” Hear it? "Carpe, carp... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“It's part of nature's built-in checks and balances, that while there may be times when you think you can't even help yourself, precisely in such moments there will always be someone else nearby... you can help, instead. Which, I think you know, is actually one of the fastest ways to help yourself. I sure feel better.” “I hope that helps,” The Universe "Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!" - www.tut.com

Bill Bye | The Pseudo-Science, Propaganda, Orwellian, Big Pharma Whore Guy

Ceribalius at OYE Alternative News - 23 hours ago
We’ll start with a quick Wikipedia overview of Bill Nye: So we have an mechanical engineer and failed comedian as the public mainstream pusher of Corporate manipulated Science, ‘The Science Guy’. The problem is Bill Nye is in many cases is not teaching his audience Science at all, he’s teaching them accepted mainstream rules and societal … The post Bill Bye | The Pseudo-Science, Propaganda, Orwellian, Big Pharma Whore Guy appeared first on OYE Alternative News.

Full Documentary | Strawman – The Nature of the Cage

Ceribalius at OYE Alternative News - 23 hours ago
Documentary synopsis: The Nature of the Cage is a cutting edge documentary like no other. It highlights the truth around debt, the Legal Fiction, Lawful and Legal, Debt Collectors, Bailiffs, and modern day Policing. The film gives a detailed overview as to how you can address these issues in your personal life, offering knowledge on … The post Full Documentary | Strawman – The Nature of the Cage appeared first on OYE Alternative News.

Amazing Teacher Appreciation Ideas

Debra Hawkins at Housewife Eclectic - 23 hours ago
School is starting to come to an end, so it's time to start thinking about getting something for the fabulous teachers! These ideas are perfect for teacher appreciation or for the end of the school year. *Target Git Card* *Kindergarten Teacher Gift* *Letter to Teacher* *Emergency Diet Coke Sign* Candy Bar Wrappers Orange You the Best Reach for My Dreams TOE-tally Terrific DIY Planter String Art Teacher Book Quilt Crayon Monogram Personalized Pencil Pouch Glitter Crayon Art It's time for another Block Party hosted by Rae Gun Ramblings | Keeping It Simple Crafts | Pieces By Polly| ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* Su-35, Su-27 and Su-34 fighter jets during the rehearsal of the air part of the Victory Parade in Moscow. May 4. © SPUTNIK/ VLADIMIR ASTAPKOVICH

Meet the Man that has Michael Mann Horrified

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 1 day ago
Just what happened to throw Micheal Mann into such a hysterical hissy-fit that he would “tweet” out such an idiotic and childish “tweet?” The New York Times hired Bret Stephens to write about the climate. This video highlights why Michael Mann has plenty to be upset about. Bret is articulate, well informed, calm, cool and collected, … Continue reading "Meet the Man that has Michael Mann Horrified"

Congress Should Investigate the Peer Review and Publication Process

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 1 day ago
Being a constitutionally-limited, smaller more effective government supporting, individual freedom loving, supply-side fiscal conservative, I’m not a big fan of promoting or encouraging government involvement. I can recite Article 1 Section 8 of the US Constitution in my sleep, and that in part is where all this climate change nonsense comes from. The Enumerated Powers of … Continue reading "Congress Should Investigate the Peer Review and Publication Process"

People don’t trust scientific research when companies are involved

Nagwan Zahry, PhD Student in Media and Information Studies, Michigan State University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 1 day ago
People seem to think industry-funded research belongs in the garbage. mllejules/Shutterstock.com A soda company sponsoring nutrition research. An oil conglomerate helping fund a climate-related research meeting. Does the public care who’s paying for science? In a word, yes. When industry funds science, credibility suffers. And this does not bode well for the types of public-private research partnerships that appear to be becoming more prevalent as government funding for research and development lags. The recurring topic of conflict of interest has made headlines in recent weeks. ... more »

Air Force X-37B Space Plane Lands After Spending 2 Years In Space On A Secret Mission

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail:* *Back with a bang! Top secret Air Force X-37B lands with a sonic boom after spending two YEARS in space... but they still won't say what it was doing up there!* * The reusable X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle returned after nearly two years in orbit * Its landing marked the conclusion of its fourth classified mission in space * Officials said the X-37B is the 'newest and most advanced' re-entry spacecraft An unmanned military space plane landed at Kennedy Space Center Sunday with a sonic boom. The reusable X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle's (OTV-4) return concluded an almost t... more »

Worse than refighting the last war...

Yastreblyansky at No More Mister Nice Blog - 1 day ago
..is fighting the war you ran away from last time, regardless of whether this one is worth fighting. A really annoying Times editorial, in a gravity-defying feat of bothsiderism, denounces both Donald J. Trump and Hillary Rodham Clinton for their failure to move beyond the divisions of the November election and into the healing our nation so desperately needs, as in Six months on, both Mr. Trump and Mrs. Clinton are still waging last year’s campaign, undermining their promises to help America heal. To be fair, The Times puts more blame on the Trumpster, "who after all has a nation... more »

"A Reasonably Competent Democratic Party"-- Ah There's The Rub

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Ross Douthat painted a potentially catastrophic picture of what could happen to the House Republicans-- a total wipeout isn't possible because of 135 districts with PVIs between R+10 (there are 16 of them) and R+32 (welcome to the Texas Panhandle) where Señor Trumpanzee won a whopping 79.9%. That's Mac Thornberry's district. But it's not the only one in rural Texas bogged down in the kind of backward mentality that produced results like that. There were 7 congressional districts in Texas that gave Trump over 70% of its votes. And there were 2 in Georgia with over 70% Trump voters.... more »

U.S. And Afghan Officials Are Confirming That The Head Of The Islamic State In Afghanistan Was Killed By A Special Forces Raid In April

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters: **Head of Islamic State in Afghanistan confirmed killed* The head of Islamic State in Afghanistan, Abdul Hasib, was killed in an operation on April 27 conducted jointly by Afghan and U.S. Special Forces in the eastern province of Nangarhar, U.S. and Afghan officials said on Sunday. Hasib, appointed last year after his predecessor Hafiz Saeed Khan died in a U.S. drone strike, is believed to have ordered a series of high profile attacks including one in March 8 on the main military hospital in Kabul, a statement said. Last month, a Pentagon spokesman said Hasib had probab... more »

What's My Take On The Election Of French President Emmanuel Macron

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Results are projected before Marine Le Pen, French National Front (FN) political party candidate for French 2017 presidential election, delivers a concession speech at the Chalet du Lac in the Bois de Vincennes in Paris after the second round of 2017 French presidential election, France, May 7, 2017. REUTERS/Charles Platiau *Politico:* *Emmanuel Macron wins French presidency by beating Le Pen* *Centrist pledges to bring country together after big runoff victory over far-right leader.* PARIS — Emmanuel Macron was elected president of France on Sunday, winning more than 65 percent o... more »

Dove Soap Ad Features Transgender “Mom”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Apr 13, 2017 Dove soap commercial features new mothers with their babies, and includes a transgender woman who is the biological father of the baby, but identifies as the child’s mother. Media analyst Mark Dice has the story. end

The Last Time This Happened, China Devalued

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Last Time This Happened, China Devalued by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com/ “It’s quiet, too quiet”, “the calm before the storm”, “the deep breath before the plunge” – you name the idiom, there is nowhere it applies more than US equity markets (lowest closing range in 65 years). Dow has done nothing for 8 days… the longest streak since […]

The Globalist Trade Agreement You Didn’t Hear About

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Globalist Trade Agreement You Didn’t Hear About by James Corbett, http://theinternationalforecaster.com/ You remember the SPP, don’t you? The attempt to create a North American Union by harmonizing the border controls, environmental and business regulations and security forces of Canada, the US and Mexico? – Of course you do, because sites like The Corbett Report caught […]

Turkey’s Foreign Minister: “Holy Wars Will Soon Begin!”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
“Holy Wars Will Soon Begin” by Nick Giambruno, Senior Editor, http://www.internationalman.com/ Turkey’s foreign minister didn’t mince words. He recently said that Europe’s politicians are “taking Europe toward an abyss.” He added, “Soon religious wars will break out in Europe. That’s the way it’s going.” – This was not an idle warning from a fringe politician. In fact, […]

US House Bill on Port Controls Amounts to ‘Declaration of War’ – Russian Senator

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
US House Bill on Port Controls Amounts to ‘Declaration of War’ – Russian Senator by https://sputniknews.com/ A US House of Representatives bill establishing control over the Russian Far East ports envisions a show of force and thus amounts to a declaration of war, the chairman of the Russian upper house of parliament’s international committee told Sputnik. […]

Washington NeoCons Believe that the US Can Win a Nuclear War Against Russia and China with Minimum Damage

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Washington NeoCons Believe that the US Can Win a Nuclear War Against Russia and China with Minimum Damage by Paul Craig Roberts, http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/ Sauron Rules in Washington “The problem is that the world has listened to Americans for far too bloody long.” — Dr. Julian Osborne, from the 2000 film version of Nevil Shute’s 1957 book, […]

A Problem Emerges: Central Banks Injected A Record $1 Trillion In 2017… It’s Not Enough

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Where did the money come from for Central Banks to buy these assets? Mostly from thin air. Practically, all central banks in the world are privately owned Illuminist organizations. They are owned/controlled by the Satanic bloodlines. They create money out of thin air to buy up the world, financially destabilize nations, finance wars, terrorism … […]

Paper Gold Leverage Over 500/1 in Order to Protect Dollar and Trillions in Derivatives

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Paper Gold Leverage Over 500/1 in Order to Protect Dollar and Trillions in Derivatives by http://www.thedailyeconomist.com/ For those who either invest, trade, or save in precious metals, the past month has not been kind to the value of their holdings. And in fact, sentiment against gold and silver ownership because of the volatile price swings has […]

Report: Congress Holding “Secret Conversations” About Removing Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Is Trump successful in stopping the western Illuminati’s agenda? He is at best only 10% successful IMO. He has stopped the support for global warming fraud, and stopped the TPP, NAFTA … ‘trade treaties’ which are really setups for fascist world government takeover. Apart from these, he has no effect on the Satanic WW3 agenda […]

David Stockman: Biggest Bond Bubble Ever — Buy Gold. Fiscal Bloodbath Coming this Fall

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
David Stockman: Biggest Bond Bubble Ever — Buy Gold. Fiscal Bloodbath Coming this Fall by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release) Sky high stock and bond prices have former Reagan Administration White House Budget Director David Stockman worried because we are on our way to a big financial crash. Stockman explains, “Yes, absolutely. The market is […]

Nearly 100 rebel casualties as Syrian troops overrun two points in northern Hama

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:00 A.M.) – This evening, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) mobilized its soldiers for a renewed push in northern Hama, targeting a rural area south of Lataminah. Spearheaded by the 4th Division, 8th Division, 5th Legion and National Defence Forces, government assault troops captured the Zaleen checkpoint and overran Ard Zaleen in an […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIS fighters use Kurdish uniforms to conduct suicide bombings in Kirkuk (video, pictures)

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:30 A.M.) – On Sunday, Kirkuk Airbase was hit by a five-man team of Islamic State suicide bombers whom had infiltrated the area from the Hawija pocket by wearing Kurdish military camouflage. According to Russia Today, at least two Peshmerga soldiers were killed by the attack at the Kurdish-held K-1 airbase, south of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Video: What It’s Like to Land a U.S. Air Force Fighter Jet

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * My expierence at Atlantic Trident 17 comes to an end. In this final clip, Vodka 3—myself and pilot Tsar—come in to land at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, after flying as an aggressor during Atlantic Trident 17. After being unceremoniously shot down by a Royal Air Force Typhoon, we were ordered to return to base because of the need to maintain higher than normal fuel reserves in case we had to divert to another field. You can see some of the awful weather as the clip progresses. Once the aircraft lands and taxis back to the 71st Fighter Training ... more »

Video: I Learned Why Flying Fighter Jets in the U.S. Air Force Isn't Always Fun

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * Flying is hours of boredom, punctuated by moments of stark terror. In this clip, Vodka 3—myself and pilot Tsar—are headed back home to Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, after flying as an aggressor during Atlantic Trident 17. After being unceremoniously shot down by a Royal Air Force Typhoon, we were ordered to return to base because of the need to maintain higher than normal fuel reserves in case we had to divert to another field. Part of the problem was that other airfields in the area including NAS Oceana were also socked in with awful weather. Th... more »

Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters Are Getting Closer and Closer to Russia's Doorstep

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, Europe* Closer and closer. Operational Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighters belonging to the U.S. Air Force deployed to Europe for the first time in late April. According to the Air Force, eight of the stealthy single-engine strike fighters deployed to RAF Lakenheath in England as part of the deployment from the 419th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base in Utah. The purpose of the deployment is not only to introduce European NATO allies to the new aircraft and its capabilities, but also to help deter Russia in the East. “The sovereignty of the s... more »

Commentaries And Analysis On The French Presidential Election

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNBC:* *Macron is France's next president — here’s what happens next* * Emmanuel Macron has been elected president of France. * Far-right opponent Marine Le Pen failed to secure the keys to the Elysee Palace. * French parliamentary elections and the EU talks now take center stage. The centrist candidate secured approximately 65 percent of votes to far-right Le Pen's 35 percent, according to a Kantar Sofres poll, in what has been one of the most significant elections in France's recent history. Macron's win signals a victory for both pro-Europeans and pollsters, who correctly predi... more »

Emmanuel Macron Wins The French Presidency -- News Roundup May 7, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Times:* *Highlights of the French Presidential Vote* ■ The independent centrist Emmanuel Macron defeated Marine Le Pen and will become the next president of France, according to preliminary results on Sunday, ending a bitter campaign to determine the country’s future participation in a united Europe. ■ With almost all of the ballots counted, Mr. Macron had about 65 percent of the vote and a decisive lead over Ms. Le Pen, who was at about 35 percent. ■ Nearly a quarter of eligible voters did not cast a ballot, according to the Interior Ministry, and turnout was lower t... more »

"An Inner Voice..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"It's called an inner voice for a reason. It's the gnawing feeling inside your stomach telling you yes or no. It's the one voice in your life that isn't tampered by other's biased opinions, scars, feelings or thoughts. Go with it, you know yourself better than anyone ever does." - Hope Alcocer

Diverse Conversations: How Can We Increase Minority Graduation Rates?

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Neglecting retention strategies means that fewer students ultimately graduate from college and that shortcoming disproportionately affects minority students.

Guillermo: HBCU Funding Latest Target of White House Threats to Diversity

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Just look at what President Trump is doing to HBCUs, and maybe all programs based on race, ethnicity, or gender.

Saban’s Contract Extension Raises Player Compensation Questions

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
The news that University of Alabama football coach will now be paid about $11.125M a year rekindled conversation about whether college athletes should get paid.

Rising Star Working to Help Others Hit Career High Note

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
As an assistant professor who arrived at Michigan in 2015, Dr. Tiffany Ng has carved out a reputation as a master teacher of carillon and an international performer of the carillon.

Indiana School Faces Backlash over Trump ‘Resistance’ Class

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
INDIANAPOLIS — A private college in Vice President Mike Pence’s home state of Indiana is facing backlash after offering a “Trumpism & U.S. Democracy” course that described the president in class materials as a purveyor of “sexism, white supremacy, xenophobia, nationalism, nativism and imperialism.” Now officials at Butler University in Indianapolis are doing damage control […]

Top Court Upholds Death Sentence for Rape that Shocked India

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
NEW DELHI — India’s top court on Friday upheld the death sentences of four men who were convicted in the fatal gang-rape and torture of a 23-year-old medical student on a moving bus in the Indian capital nearly five years ago. The court held that the nature of the crime, which triggered massive protests across […]

Sorority Ousts 25 Members at University of Nebraska

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
LINCOLN, Neb. — National officials have dismissed 25 members from the Delta Delta Delta sorority at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln following reports of underage drinking. The Lincoln Journal Star reports that the national sorority office began an investigation in February after university officials raised concerns about a student taken to a hospital over an incident […]

Judge: UNC Does Not Have to Provide Sexual Assault Findings

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — A judge says the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill does not have to release the names of students and employees that its administrative procedures determined were responsible for sex offenses. Local media outlets report Orange County Superior Court Judge Allen Baddour issued a ruling Wednesday in a lawsuit filed […]

American University Student President Targeted with Online Harassment

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
WASHINGTON — American University in Washington is providing campus police officers to protect the student body president and her family now that she’s getting harassed online after enduring racist taunts earlier this week. AU officials say a “White supremacist” wrote a post asking people to harass Taylor Dumpson. She’s the first Black woman to be […]

‘Black Cousin’ Remark at Commencement Sparks Criticism

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
BOISE, Idaho — A Boise businesswoman says she meant no offense for the remarks she made during a University of Idaho commencement address that has since sparked criticism from attendees. Meg Carlson, president and CEO of Boise-based Prosperity Organic Foods, has come under scrutiny while talking about accepting a job nearly 30 years ago inside […]

House Campaign Spending Record Shattered-- GA-06 Could Cost $40 Million

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Handel was smart enough to prevent any photos with the toxic Trump but... this happened* In 2000 the Democratic grassroots was hot to get revenge on House Republicans for impeaching Bill Clinton. One obvious strategy was to target the 13 House Republicans from the Judiciary Committee who served as "managers" (prosecutors) during the process. But most of them were not really good targets. 7 were in prohibitively red districts, where Democrats couldn't plausibly expect to win: *•* Chris Cannon (UT)- R+26 *•* Bob Barr (GA)- R+23 *•* Steve Buyer (IN)- R+17 *•* Jim Sensenbrenner (WI)- ... more »

So apparently Russia also finances Trump's golf courses.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 1 day ago
Golf writer: "How are you getting $100M for a golf course?" Eric Trump: "We get all the emoji unicode: 1f4b0we need from Russia." https://t.co/HBuypFlFbg pic.twitter.com/NOL6QmhHa0 — justin kanew (@justin_kanew) May 7, 2017 This is from a conversation that author James Dodson had with Donald Trump, and his son Eric, three years ago: *When the big day arrived, a dark, gray sky provided the first sign that all would not go as planned. Dodson was a little late arriving, and by the time he entered the Trump National Charlotte clubhouse, his host was already holding forth. * *"Trump was strutting up a... more »

The Ultimate Weapon to Deter Russia in the Baltics: The F-35?

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, Europe* A previous Rand Wargame found that Russian forces could quickly overwhelm Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. Drones, F-35s and US Special Operations Forces could make the difference. Could NATO drones, F-35s and US Special Operations Forces deter further Russian actions and potentially stop an invasion of the Baltics? That clearly seems to be part of the calculus motivating current SOF deployments and F-35 training operations in Eastern Europe, US officials said. A NATO statement said "the deployment is part of the European Reassurance Initiative, ... more »

The Anti-Russia Inquisition Intensifies

Ted Galen Carpenter at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Ted Galen Carpenter* *Security, * Resurgent anti-Russia hysteria has broader, ominous implications for U.S. foreign policy and the health of political discourse in the United States. For a brief period in April, it appeared that the campaign that Democrats and neo-conservative Republicans were waging for a comprehensive investigation into the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with the Russian government to influence the 2016 presidential election had peaked and was beginning to ebb. The Trump administration’s decision to launch missile strikes against a Syrian air base despite... more »

Tillerson Defines 'America First'

Paul J. Saunders at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Paul J. Saunders* *Security, * Secretary Tillerson’s recent address to State Department employees was honest and direct. It establishes the basis for a policy that can both protect and advance U.S. national interests as well as assert American values. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s May 3 address to State Department employees is perhaps the most important and comprehensive articulation of the Trump administration’s foreign policy approach since candidate Donald Trump’s April 2016 foreign policy address (to a group invited by *The National Interest*). For the first time, a se... more »

America Is Addicted to Fighting Undeclared Wars

Danny Sjursen at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Danny Sjursen* *Security, Americas* [image: A Tomahawk Land Attack Missile launches from the guided missile cruiser USS Cape St. George. Wikimedia Commons/U.S. Navy] The original 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force has been stretched beyond recognition. *“No war is just except one which is waged after demands for reparation have been made, or the war has been officially declared and proclaimed.”—Cicero* Sometimes I wonder how we got here. I joined the army at seventeen, in July 2001, back when peace was the norm, duty in Korea was exotic, and a quick jaunt to Kosovo w... more »

Will the South China Sea Become the New Crimea?

Nicholas Lyall at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Nicholas Lyall* *Security, Asia* [image: People’s Liberation Army Navy ships in Auckland. Flickr/Creative Commons/@ping.shakl] Xi Jinping has successfully avoided maritime overreach—but that might be about to change. The burgeoning friendship between President Xi Jinping and President Vladimir Putin in recent times reflects the similarities in their personal leadership styles. Both regimes are defined by an emphasis on the individual leader, as opposed to institutions, thereby embodying the “ personalist” model in which leaders portray themselves as strong and unique figureheads... more »

Trump’s Afghanistan Gamble

Javid Ahmad at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Javid Ahmad* *Security, Asia* [image: A Marine scans the horizon at the start of a nine-hour night patrol in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. DVIDSHUB/Public domain] To make gains in Afghanistan, Washington should consider testing an alternative approach with Islamabad: a policy of realpolitik. The recent detonation of the GBU-43/B Massive Ordnance Air Blast to dislodge the Islamic State’s caves and tunnels in eastern Afghanistan did not change the reality of the lost opportunities, mistakes and wild pitches the United States has witnessed in the country since 2001, but it d... more »

Want to Wreck the Trump-Xi Bromance? Sell F-35s to Taiwan.

Dennis P. Halpin at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dennis P. Halpin* *Security, Asia* [image: F-35A Lightning II aircraft receive fuel from a KC-10 Extender. U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Madelyn Brown] The Taiwan arms sales issue will certainly throw cold water on Washington's new rapprochement with Beijing on North Korea. Everything came up roses during the summit meeting between President Trump and Chinese Leader Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago in early April. Previous condemnation of China as “a currency manipulator” and “job stealer” evaporated as the leaders of the world’s two largest economies agreed on a “100-day trade plan”... more »

What Trump Could Learn from Eisenhower

Daniel L. Davis at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Daniel L. Davis* *Security, Americas* The United States cannot continue fighting conflicts on nearly every continent on a permanent basis. Former president Dwight D. “Ike” Eisenhower was the supreme commander of Allied forces during World War II and he intimately knew the brutal, devastating nature of all-out war. Ike was a believer in maintaining overpowering military strength—including a stated willingness to use nuclear weapons—but more importantly, he was a strong advocate for peace and diplomacy. Before it is too late, let us hope President Trump can learn from the policie... more »

Zapad 2017: NATO Should Be Keeping an Eye on Russia's Training Exercises

Tomasz K. Kowalik, Dominik P. Jankowski at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Tomasz K. Kowalik, Dominik P. Jankowski* *Security, Eurasia* [image: The final stage of the Zapad-2013 Russian-Belarusian strategic military exercises. Kremlin.ru] Russia has a long history of using military exercises as a platform for waging actual wars. It all started with a military exercise in 2008. “Today, Georgia; tomorrow, Ukraine; the day after, the Baltic States; and later perhaps time will come for my country, for Poland!” Those words were said at Tbilisi Square on August 5, 2008, by the late Polish president Lech Kaczyński in the presence of five European heads of sta... more »

Is Paris burning? How France has been on fire since the 1950s

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 1 day ago
[image: paris burning] The ghosts of the French war in Algeria continue to haunt and consequently shape French political and social culture. The post Is Paris burning? How France has been on fire since the 1950s appeared first on The Duran.

The Poet: Jane Hirshfield, “For What Binds Us”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“For What Binds Us”* “There are names for what binds us: strong forces, weak forces. Look around, you can see them: the skin that forms in a half-empty cup, nails rusting into the places they join, joints dovetailed on their own weight. The way things stay so solidly wherever they've been set down - and gravity, scientists say, is weak. And see how the flesh grows back across a wound, with a great vehemence, more strong than the simple, untested surface before. There's a name for it on horses, when it comes back darker and raised: proud flesh, as all flesh is proud of its wounds, wears... more »

“Sleep Deprivation Increases Risks of Strokes, Heart Attacks”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Sleep Deprivation Increases Risks of Strokes, Heart Attacks”* by University of Warwick "Research from Warwick Medical School publishedin the European Heart Journal shows that prolonged sleep deprivation and disrupted sleep patterns can have long-term, serious health implications. Leading academics from the University have linked lack of sleep to strokes, heart attacks and cardiovascular disorders which often result in early death. Professor Francesco Cappuccio from the University of Warwick Medical School, explained: "If you sleep less than six hours per night and have disturbed ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Stray mama dog leads rescuers two miles into the country to collect her 10 puppies

White Wolf at White Wolf - 1 day ago
Betty Boop had a brood of 10 babies she was caring for in an abandoned farmhouse, and the moment she leads rescuers to them is a moment you won’t soon forget. The Pinky Paws ResQ shared this video of the abandoned mother pooch, who was “dumped in the country for who knows how long,” according to the caption, and was traveling two miles every day to provide for her puppies. The rescue was being inundated with sightings of the stray near Fowler, California. “After a post for help trying to catch her in the city limits of Fowler on my [lunch] break, 50+ people started telling me of ... more »

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