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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

1 June - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:42pm MDT


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
AUSTRIAN EMBASSY COMES TO MY RESCUE The Austrian embassy in Athens has offered to look at my case, and I have started to send them evidence. Some attachments are too big in size to go through in an email. So, I am posting some of those attachments on this blog now for the embassy to look at […]

LIGO detects more gravitational waves, from even more ancient and distant black hole collisions

Sean McWilliams, Assistant Professor of Physics and Astronomy, West Virginia University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 12 hours ago
Artist's conception of two merging black holes, spinning in a nonaligned fashion. LIGO/Caltech/MIT/Sonoma State (Aurore Simonnet), CC BY-ND For the third time in a year and a half, the Advanced Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory has detected gravitational waves. Hypothesized by Einstein a century ago, the identification of these ripples in space-time – for the third time, no less – is fulfilling the promise of an area of astronomy that has enticed scientists for decades, but had always seemed to lie just out of our reach. As a gravitational-wave astrophysicist and m... more »

How politicians mislead the public

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 12 hours ago
In yesterday’s article, “Politicians don’t lie.” I outlined the evidence that seems to refute the assertion we constantly hear that politicians lie. After searching for politicians who have been caught lying … and accounting for the huge interest when they … Continue reading →

Arid Zone

LL at Virtual Mirage - 12 hours ago
Headed to the mine.*Travel Log* I used to earn a living in the surf zone -- literally. And as with many of my kind, I grew tired of jumping into cold water. Thus, instead of spending time at the beach this week, I headed off to the White Wolf Mine, located almost directly on Arizona's Mogollon Rim. True to form, I've been on the phone more this week than usual as crisis points among various clients are reached. Which is a good thing for business, but a more challenging thing for one who is working on a project far from the human stain. In Arizona, on the roadside, I noticed a mot... more »

NIH neuroscientist up to 16 retractions

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
Neuroscientist Stanley Rapoport just can’t catch a break. Rapoport, who’s based at National Institute on Aging, is continuing to experience fallout from his research collaborations, after multiple co-authors have been found to have committed misconduct. Most recently, Rapoport has had four papers retracted in three journals, citing falsified data in a range of figures. Although the notices do not […] The post NIH neuroscientist up to 16 retractions appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Russian President Putin Tells Oliver Stone That He Has Escaped Multiple Assassination Attempts

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*CBS: **Vladimir Putin tells Oliver Stone about escaping assassination attempts* Filmmaker Oliver Stone says Americans do not have a full picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin. He aims to change that with a new project, "The Putin Interviews," a four-part documentary shot over the course of two years that includes several conversations with the Russian president. In one discussion, Stone brings up multiple assassination attempts against Putin. "Three times president, five assassination attempts, I'm told. Not as much as [Fidel] Castro, who I've interviewed. I think he must ... more »

Russian President Putin: U.S. Missile Defense Is A Challenge To Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Putin says U.S. missile systems in Alaska, South Korea challenge Russia* Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that elements of a U.S. anti-missile system in Alaska and South Korea were a challenge to Russia and that Moscow had no choice but to build up its own forces in response. Putin, speaking at an economic forum in St Petersburg, said Russia could not stand idly by and watch while others increased their military capabilities along its borders in the Far East in the same way as he said had been done in Europe. He said Moscow was particularly alarmed by... more »

Russian President Putin: Kremlin Did Not Hack The U.S. Election But 'Patriotically Minded' Private Russian Hackers Could Have Been Involved In Cyberattacks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*New York Times:* *Putin Hints at U.S. Election Meddling by ‘Patriotically Minded’ Russians* MOSCOW — Shifting from his previous blanket denials, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia said on Thursday that “patriotically minded” private Russian hackers could have been involved in cyberattacks last year to help the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump. While Mr. Putin continued to deny any state role, his comments to reporters in St. Petersburg were a departure from the Kremlin’s previous position: that Russia had played no role whatsoever in the hacking of the Democratic Nati... more »

Is the End Near for Forced Union Membership in America?

Steve Byas at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: is-the-end-near-for-forced-union-membership-in-america] Labor unions — once a greatly feared political force in America — are facing twin battles before Congress and the federal courts.

Independent Repeats Fake Fossil Fuel Subsidy Claims

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From the failed Independent: A global carbon tax that would raise trillions of dollars if applied across the world should be introduced if the world is to avoid dangerous climate change, 13 leading economists have said in a new report. Led by Professor Nicholas Stern, who produced the groundbreaking Stern […]

Teen Awarded $1mn After Claiming Dozens of Cops Raped Her Since She was a Child

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: oakland]Jasmine Abuslin will receive close to $1 million from the city of Oakland after claiming multiple cops sexually assaulted her, including when she was underage.

Gilad Atzmon Attacked from behind - Kabul bombing - What do these two events have in Common?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*Cowardly Atzmon Attackers in Edinburgh * *What do these two geopolitical events, that occurred within 24 hours of each other but thousands of miles apart, have in common?* In the first event, a famous activist, known for anti Jewish/Israeli stands is attacked by three young male thugs, from behind (and this is the important aspect) on a street in Edinburgh. Luckily, *Gilad Atzmon* survived the attack and you can listen to him discussing it by clicking on the link above. Next, we have a regular occurrence in Afghanistan (victim of USrael military aggression for over 15 years no... more »

Michiganders Are Sick Of Trump, But How Many Republicans Will Lose Their Seats In 2018?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Morning Consult's new poll brings more bad news for Señor Trumpanzee after his disastrous trip abroad. More voters want Congress to impeach him. Last week, their poll showed only 38% want him impeached. In just one week, that's risen to 43%. So far, though "much of the support for impeaching Trump comes from political considerations, the poll shows-- not a belief that Trump is actually guilty of impeachable offenses, like treason, bribery or obstructing justice." It's only a matter of time before the evidence is there to show some undeniable combination of treason, bribery and obs... more »

Town Mortified As Govt Cuts Down, Destroys Community Fruit Forest Over Permit Issue

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: fruit]Residents who took part in a 7-year-long program to grow a massive community fruit forest watched in horror as government goons destroyed it.

Alarming Study: Pharmaceutical Factory Pollution Accelerating Spread of Superbugs

Annabelle Bamforth at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: superbugs]A recent study illustrates "unprecedented antimicrobial drug contamination" in water near drug manufacturing facilities in India.

“Who would do such a thing?”

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
'EVEN after all these years, all these attacks and all these dead, the West still keeps asking the same question: “Who would do such a thing?” The answer is always the same. Sometimes the culprits are home-grown. Sometimes they are recent arrivals. Sometimes they have been in the West for generations, eat fish and chips and play cricket. Sometimes the perpetrator is a lone wolf, unknown to the authorities. More often it turns out to be a “known wolf”, in the peripheral vision of the security ­services. Yet still our society wonders: What would make someone do such a thing? The to... more »

Global Peace Index: Worldwide Terrorism at All-Time High

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*VOA*: *Report: Worldwide Terrorism at All-Time High* Worldwide terrorism is at an all-time high, and violence cost the global economy $14.3 trillion last year, with a $2.5 trillion impact in the United States alone. These new figures from the latest Global Peace Index, a report on conflict and security, indicate that world peace has been deteriorating for the past decade, largely driven by terrorism and conflicts in the Middle East and Northern Africa. The study says the decline interrupts long-term improvements the world had been making since the end of World War II. According... more »

Are US Progressives Committing Political Suicide?

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 12 hours ago
Anti-Trump Resistance protest Screenshot of Youtube video from the Next News Network American progressives are becoming increasingly unhinged as they push ever further toward the political Left. Their hysterical reaction to the political successes of the neoliberal Right is leading them to concentrate their attentions on innuendo and political smears; that is, on mostly emotional reactions […]

Dogfight: China's J-20 Stealth Fighter vs. Russia's PAK-FA (Who Would Win?)

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * Beijng vs. Moscow. *If the J-20 and PAK-FA prove to be genuinely stealthy, an aerial engagement might devolve into a within visual range dogfight. That’s assuming the two opposing forces could find each other.* *One might imagine that low frequency radar would be able to direct the groups of jets into the right vicinity. The Russian and Chinese jets might then be able to locate each other more precisely using their infrared search and track capabilities. However, discerning accurate range data from an infrared sensor is problematic—and it’s not clea... more »

Air War for Europe: What If Russia's Deadly Su-35 Battled the Eurofighter Typhoon?

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * The war for Europe has begun. *Technology wise, neither the Su-35 Flanker nor the Typhoon is currently equipped with an active electronically scanned array radar, but both have good beyond visual range capability. Both jets are designed for high speed, high altitude beyond visual range engagements, and as such, can impart an enormous amount of launch energy to their beyond visual range weapons. But it is not known how effective Russian combat identification systems are—you have to know what you’re shooting at. Further, the Typhoon’s cockpit and pilo... more »

Vladimir Putin finally admits that "patriotically minded" Russian hackers MIGHT have interfered in US election.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 13 hours ago
Courtesy of the New York Times: *Shifting away from his previous blanket denials of Russian involvement in cyberattacks last year to help the presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia denied any state role on Thursday but said that “patriotically minded” private Russian hackers could have been involved. * *Mr. Putin’s comments, made during a meeting with Russian and foreign news agencies in St. Petersburg, were a departure from the Kremlin’s previous position: that Russia had played no role whatsoever in the hacking of the Democratic Nationa... more »

UN climate withdrawal expected Thursday 3 PM

Craig Rucker at CFACT - 13 hours ago
President Trump is expected to announce steps to withdraw from the UN's Paris Climate Agreement in the White House Rose Garden this afternoon. The President tweeted the announcement will come at 3 PM

Is There Scientific Consensus on Anthropogenic Global Warming?

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 13 hours ago
There is no doubt that the very concept of anthropogenic (man-made) global climate change is a contentious one, particularly among those that lean politically to the right. As a scientist, this issue has interested me since the scientific community began to research the idea of the ozone hole in the mid-????s. A study back in 2016 by John Cook et al entitled "Consensus on consensus: a synthesis of estimates on human-cause global warming" takes an interesting look at the scientific community as a whole and its consensus on whether humans have caused global warming. For the purposes... more »

LIGO announces a new gravitational wave, GW170104

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
*When 30+20 Suns merge* The discovery of the first gravitational wave by LIGO that was officially announced last February – and that you could have learned about at TRF quite some time before the announcement – was unsurprising for a physicist but it has still made us excited. Even if you know that the waves have to be out there, it's still a new thing when you actually hear one. Soon afterwards, we heard about another "Christmas" gravitational wave and a "candidate one" – a wave whose intensity wasn't enough for an official discovery but that was almost certainly created by a black... more »

China Will Continue With Climate Pact Even if U.S. Pulls Out

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
China is the top emitter of man-made carbon dioxide, and the United States is second.

Moving Words from a Vietnam Vet

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
*Paul Appell (on right in yellow vest) helped carry the lead banner in the VFP march to the White House on Tuesday.* Paul Appell is a Vietnam Veteran and runs a family farm (corn and soybeans) in Illinois. On his way home from the protest in Washington he wrote the following words which I found quite moving. As I sit here in Chicago waiting for my connecting flight and think back on the last few days, it was my best Memorial Day ever. I have the highest regard for the truth and feel so pleased that I did not have to undergo the stress of listening to the militaristic views of war... more »

World News Briefs -- June 1, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Trump poised to announce decision on global climate deal* President Donald Trump on Thursday will announce his decision on whether to keep the United States in a landmark global pact to fight climate change, after a source close to the matter said he was preparing to pull out of the Paris accord. Trump said in a Twitter post on Wednesday night that he would make the announcement at 3 p.m. (1900 GMT) on Thursday in the White House Rose Garden, ending his tweet with "MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!" *Read more *.... *MIDDLE EAST* In Iraq, IS seals off area *around symbolic m... more »

Donald Trump to keep US Embassy to Israel in Tel Aviv…for now

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 13 hours ago
The White House said that the priority is reaching a peace settlement between Israel and Palestine. The post Donald Trump to keep US Embassy to Israel in Tel Aviv…for now appeared first on The Duran.

Russiagate should be called Clintongate

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 13 hours ago
The scandal is not Russian interference in American democracy but Clinton interference in American democracy. The post Russiagate should be called Clintongate appeared first on The Duran .

"The Dollar Store Economy"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"The Dollar Store Economy"* by mybudget360 "The death of retail is a very real thing. Amazon and other online retailers are simply shifting the way people shop in dramatic fashion. Yet you have to realize that Amazon does have a minimum buy for free shipping and not everything is rock bottom cheap. Also, food is still marked up on Amazon so if you are on a tight budget this will not work. So what are Americans to do? Many are opting to shop at rock bottom priced stores like Dollar General. Really cheap items and food. The basics. What is telling is that Dollar General, the king o... more »

HEALTH CARE $$$$: Charlie Rose viewers, misused and misled!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 2017Part 3—Nothing should change, they are told:* Let's imagine a situation which could never exist. Briefly, imagine this: On average, Americans are paying $30,000 for mid-sized four-door sedans. Through BREAKING NEWS on some "cable news" channel, we learn that consumers elsewhere in the developed world are paying $10,000 to $14,000 for the very same set of cars! The channel reports that the over-payments in this country have been caused by a previously undisclosed set of surcharges. The looted money has been doled out to a range of high-income elites. You're... more »

Iraqi forces begin long battle to expel ISIL from Syrian border

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The pro-government Popular Mobilization Units (Hashd Al-Sha’abi) kicked off its Syrian border offensive, yesterday, the Iraqi Joint Command announced. The Popular Mobilization Unit will clear the Islamic State’s (ISIL) last border points from the Sinjar area to the strategic town of Al-Qa’im, which is the location of the terrorist group’s […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army blitzes southern Palmyra with the help of their Russian allies

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their offensive in the southern countryside of Palmyra, Thursday, following their failed infiltration attempt at the Al-Abassiyah area yesterday. Backed by their Russian allies, the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Corps stormed Al-Abassiyah from its northern axis; this resulted in a fierce battle with the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Pictures: 15 rebels killed in Army ambush in southern Syria

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASCS, SYRIA (5: 40 P.M.) – At least 15 rebel fighters were killed 20 others injured as roadside bombs planted by the Syrian Army hit two technical vehicles in the southern province of Daraa. Pro-rebel sources confirmed the ambush which took place somewhere on the road linking Kafr Shams to Aqraba village in the northern […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Islamists beat back Syrian Army attack in Damascus countryside (VIDEO)

Ivan Castro at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:20 P.M.) – Militants of Jaish Al-Islam (Army of Islam) jihadist group managed to repel an attack by Syrian Arab Army (SAA) on Hawsh Dawahra town in East Ghouta region of Damascus province. Government forces reactivated their military operations in the region on May 30, when 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard, alongside […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russia will not sit idle while US deploys global anti-missile system: Putin

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
(RT) Russia sees the latest development of US anti-missile system in South Korea as a challenge and will not leave it without a response, Russian President Vladimir Putin said, explaining Russia’s own military build-up in the region. “This issue is a major concern for us and we have been constantly voicing it for decades. This […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Complete map of Syria War: June 1st

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) – The Syrian War has seen drastic changes on the battlefield over the last two months, as both the Islamic State (ISIL) and jihadist rebels suffer major territorial setbacks at the hands of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). In particular, the jihadist rebels have lost […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Senior ISIS commander killed by coalition airstrike in eastern Syria

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4: 40 P.M.) – A high-ranking commander of the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Syria was killed in an airstrike conducted by the US-led anti-ISIS coalition. Turki Bin Mubarak al-Bana’li, a Bahraini national who serves as a field commander for ISIS in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor, was reported dead as a coalition […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

At least 15 ships from Russia’s Black Sea fleet deployed to Mediterranean

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
Fifteen combat and logistic ships of Russia’s Black Sea Fleet are currently on a mission in the Mediterranean as part of Russia’s naval group in the area, the fleet’s spokesman, Captain 1st class Vyacheslav Trukhachyov told the media. “The groups includes the newest frigates The Admiral Grigorovich and The Admiral Essen, escort ship Smetlivy, three […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Syrian Army advances on last ISIL stronghold in Aleppo

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is rolling through the Islamic State’s (ISIL) final positions in the southeastern countryside of Aleppo, liberating several towns en route to the latter’s last stronghold in the province. Led by the elite Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the Islamic State’s last points north […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Russian jets pummel ISIS near Palmyra

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4: 05 P.M.) – The Russian military continues to shore up the Syrian Army’s operations against the Islamic State in the Syrian Desert as the terror group summon more fighters from its de-facto capital of Raqqa. With the government forces attempting to expand its control to the east of the ancient city of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Neues Abkommen für belagerte Städte in Idlib

Eduard Schreder at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASKUS, SYRIEN (13:00) – Nach Verhandlungen zwischen Syrischen Behörden und Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS, dem syrischen Ableger von Al-Qaeda) gibt es ein neues Abkommen, von dem beide Seiten profitieren sollen. Es geht um die belagerten Orte Al-Foua’a und Kefrayya, zwei überwiegend von Schiiten bewohnte Kleinstädte und um das Yarmouk Camp in Damaskus, welches derzeit zwischen […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIS schlägt Offensive in Homs zurück

Eduard Schreder at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASKUS, SYRIEN (11:00) – Am Mittwoch gelang es Kämpfern des Islamsichen Staates (ISIS) eine Offensive der Syrischen Armee um Al-Abassiyah zurückzuschlagen. Abassiyah liegt im Süden von Palmyra. Bei den Kämpfen erlitt die Armee einige Verluste, unter anderem erbeuteten die Terroristen ein gepanzertes Fahrzeug vom Typ BMP-1 und einen Bulldozer. Weitere Fahrzeuge wurden zerstört. Nach Medienangaben des […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Kurdische Einheiten stoßen weiter auf Raqqa vor

Eduard Schreder at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASKUS, SYRIEN (14:00) – Kämpfer der “Syrischen Demokratischen Kräfte” (SDF) befreien mehr und mehr Dörfer um Raqqa von der Herrschaft der IS-Jihadisten. Im Zuge der “Euphrates Wrath” (“Zorn des Euphrates”) Offensive wurden drei weitere Dörfer erobert. Einheiten der Kurdenmiliz “YPG” gelang es einen Belagerungsring von zwei Seiten um die Kleinstadt Mansurah zu schließen. Dabei wurden die […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russische Luftwaffe bombardiert ISIS vor geplanter Offensive

Eduard Schreder at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASKUS, SYRIEN (15:30) – Russische Kampfflugzeuge weiteten ihre Bombardements gestern auf Ost Hama aus. Ziel waren Positionen des Islamischen Staates (ISIS) in der Region. Ziel der heftigen Bombardierungen waren u.A. Suha, Al-Barghoutihyah, Abu Hananyah, Abu Habibat und Hamad Omar. Alle dieser Dörfer liegen östlich der Stadt Salamyah. Die Luftangriffe kommen vor einer erwarteten Offensive syrischer […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrische Armee nimmt ISIS Hochburg in Hama ins Visir

Eduard Schreder at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LIBANON (9:40 A.M.) – Einheiten der Syrischen Armee feuerten mehrere Raketen auf IS-Stellungen im Osten des Al-Salamiyah Bezirkes (Hama) ab. Berichten zufolge erlitt die Terrormiliz empfindliche Verluste. Eine Quelle in der Armee zufolge zielten die nächtlichen Angriffe auf ISIS Abwehreinrichtungen um die strategisch wichtige Stadt Uqayrbat ab. Uqayrbat gilt als wichtigste Hochburg und Militärstützpunkt der […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Doğu Halep’ten çekilmeyen IŞİD bölgede sert bir direniş gösteriyor (Fotoğraflar)

Umut Õzil at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
ŞAM, SURİYE(1:30 A.M.) – Daha önce dolaşıma sokulan IŞİD’in Meskene’den çekildiğini belirten raporların aksine bölgede şiddetli çatışmalar devam ediyor. Aşağıdaki fotoğraflarda IŞİD’in Suriye Ordusu’a ait zırhlı araçları güdümlü tanksavar füzesiyle hedef alması görülüyor. Suriye Demokratik Güçleri’nin Rakka’nın kapısına dayanmasıyla, IŞİD’in sözde başkentini korumak için Doğu Halep’ten çekilmesi ve Rakka’ya destek göndermesi daha mantıklı olarak kabul […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

IŞİD’in yayın organının kurucusu hava saldırısıyla öldürüldü

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
IŞİD’in resmi sosyal medya yayın organı Amaq’ın kurucularından olan Reyan Meşal, Deyrezzor yakınlarında, IŞİD’in kontrolündeki Mayadin beldesine yapılan hava saldırısında öldürüldü. Asıl ismi Muhammed Bera el Kadek olan Reyan Meşal, daha önce de sözde Suriye muhalefetine yakın bir platformda da gazeteci olarak çalışmıştı. 2013 yılında IŞİD’e katılan ve 7 kişilik bir ekiple ”Amaq” ajansını kuran Meşal’in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Give It a Rest, Hillary

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
Hillary Clinton's latest excuse for losing the election to Donald Trump is that nobody could have survived on her pedestal of awesome inevitability. "I was the victim of the assumption that I would win," Hillary Clinton deadpanned in the latest episode of her perpetual Blame Game Tour. That's like complaining you've been fired based upon the unreasonable expectation of your boss that you'd show up for work. That's like complaining that after you fell in an Olympic relay race you'd bribed your way into, it was all the fault of the greedy officials who let you on the track as well a... more »

“Clumsy but genuine errors” prompt PNAS correction

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
Some accidental mistakes have led researchers to issue a long correction to a 2016 PNAS paper. According to the notice, when the cell biology paper’s corresponding authors became aware of duplications in two images, they immediately notified the journal and the University of Nottingham. After examining the original data archives, the university found that the […] The post “Clumsy but genuine errors” prompt PNAS correction appeared first on Retraction Watch.

White House Preparing Religious Exemptions to Contraceptive Mandate

Michael Tennant at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: white-house-preparing-religious-exemptions-to-contraceptive-mandate] The White House is preparing a rule change that would allow employers with religious objections to the ObamaCare contraceptive mandate to opt out of it.

War on American Heritage Is Escalating

Steve Byas at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: war-on-american-heritage-is-escalating] It is becoming increasingly clear that radicals in this country will not be content with removing Confederate symbols; their real agenda is an attack upon all of American heritage.

Did a Russian-Built Stealth Sub 'Sink' a U.S. Nuclear Attack Submarine Two Years Ago?

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, Asia* It could be possible. Here's why. *Nonetheless, it’s not a huge surprise that a Russian-built Kilo would be able to defeat a Los Angeles-class attack boat. The Los Angeles-class is a dated design that is slowly being replaced by the newer and exponentially quieter Virginia-class submarine. However, it must be noted that we do not know the rules of engagement or parameters that the sides had agreed to. Furthermore, it must be noted there is the possibility of exaggeration.* *But the basic facts are that the Kilo is an extremely quiet and very cap... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 1, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A long-range ground-based interceptor is launched from Vandenberg Air Force Base and successfully intercepted an intercontinental ballistic missile target launched from the U.S. Army’s Reagan Test Site on Kwajalein Atoll. (U.S. Defense Department photo) *The Hill:* *Pentagon: Test shows US can outpace North Korea missile threat through 2020* The Pentagon’s successful missile defense test Tuesday showed that the United States can outpace an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) threat from North Korea and Iran through 2020, according to the director of the Missile Defense Agenc... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 227 May 31 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Zinjali on the left is where the biggest but still limited advance has been made so far in the final attack upon Mosul. In the top right there was penetration into Saha as well. (Ninewa Media Cell) The final fight for Mosul continued to be a difficult one. Reutersreported that the Islamic State closed off the streets around the Grand Mosque in the Old City district. The insurgents have also been moving people out of Zinjali and into the Old City to try to prevent them from escaping. There were no advances reported. When the latest operation started Iraqi officials and the security... more »

Dunkin’ Donuts Sends Cease-and-Desist to Local Coffee Shop

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
Window art reading "North now runs on Mike's" on Mike's Coffee shop in North Attleborough prompted Dunkin' to send a cease-and-desist.

Donald Trump to remove America from Paris Climate Change pact.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
Courtesy of Reuters: *President Donald Trump plans to make good on his campaign vow to withdraw the United States from a global pact to fight climate change, a source briefed on the decision said on Wednesday, a move that promises to deepen a rift with U.S. allies. * *White House officials cautioned that details were still being hammered out and that, although close, the decision on withdrawing from the 195-nation accord - agreed to in Paris in 2015 - was not finalized. * *Trump, who has previously called global warming a hoax, did not confirm the decision in a post on Twitter, ... more »

U.N. Issues Warning That Yemen Is Facing Total Disaster

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*BBC:* *Yemen facing total collapse as war continues, UN warns* The United Nations humanitarian chief has said Yemen is facing "total social, economic and institutional collapse". Stephen O'Brien told members of the UN Security Council that "urgent action is required to stem the suffering". More than two years of civil war in the country has triggered a humanitarian crisis, with almost seven million people on the brink of famine. A resurgence of a cholera outbreak has also resulted in 60,000 suspected cases since April and 500 associated deaths. *Read more *.... *More News On T... more »

Qatar Splits With Other Arab States By Extending An 'Olive Branch' To Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani inspects guards of honor at the State House in Nairobi, Kenya April 11, 2017. (Reuters) *Sputnik*: *Qatar 'Extends Olive Branch to Iran to Deal With Saudi Pressure'* Qatar appears to have decided to improve its relationship with Iran in a bid to gain leverage in its relations with Saudi Arabia, political analyst Ahmet Kasim Han told Sputnik Turkey, commenting on the recent spat between Riyadh and Doha. Relations between Riyadh and Doha had taken a major hit last week after state-run Qatari news agency QNA published controversial comments... more »

Brexit Leader Nigel Farage Is A 'Person Of Interest' In FBI Investigation Into Trump And Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Nigel Farage with President Trump *The Guardian*: *Nigel Farage is 'person of interest' in FBI investigation into Trump and Russia* *Exclusive: FBI interested in former Ukip leader’s ties with people connected to US president and WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange* Nigel Farage is a “person of interest” in the US counter-intelligence investigation that is looking into possible collusion between the Kremlin and Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, the Guardian has been told. Sources with knowledge of the investigation said the former Ukip leader had raised the interest of FBI investigators... more »

Solar Cycle Oh Dear…

Hifast at Climate Collections - 15 hours ago
Originally posted on Climate Collections: Source: Solar Cycle Oh Dear…

Five Bad Arguments the Left is Using to Restrict Speech from the Right

Peter Van Buren at 15 hours ago
[image: undefined] Without free speech people stop thinking, losing out on all but a narrowing band of ideas. Open discussion, debate, and argument are the core of democracy. Bad ideas are defeated by good ideas. Fascism seeks to close off all ideas except its own. Yet all of these most basic concepts of free speech in our nation are under threat, and too many of them are under threat from the left. I never thought I would write that last phrase, just as I never thought I’d need to explain five bad arguments the Left is using to restrict speech from the Right. *Despicable People*... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin In Watershed Event, Europe Unveils Plan To Securitize Sovereign Debt U.S. Starts Shipping Weapons To Syrian Kurds Anchorman Scott Pelley is abruptly leaving 'CBS Evening News' All Dutch Trains Now Run on 100% Wind Power "An Incredible Accomplishment": Pentagon Successfully Shoots Down Simulated ICBM Attack The police are looking for more detectives in London — no experience necessary WannaCry Ransomware Attack Linked To China, Not Russia Or North Korea Man Arrested At Trump Hotel Near White House With Glock, Assault Rifle Goldman Accused Of Funding Maduro's Dict... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 15 hours ago
Here's a detail from *Time* magazine's cover story on Jared Kushner: Even before he found himself, at age 36, as a senior counselor to the President, Jared Kushner’s life had the epic sweep and the dramatic reversals of a 19th century novel. There was a childhood in suburban Livingston, N.J., an Orthodox Jewish upbringing in a home that suggested little of the family’s wealth.... Really? Jared's childhood home "suggested little of the family’s wealth"? Here's how Curbed New York described the Kushners' Livingston house in 2011 when Jared's dad, real estate mogul and ex-felon Charles... more »

Will Trump Do the Right Thing?

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 15 hours ago
The rational for rejecting the UNFCCC and the Paris Accord is expressed clearly and concisely by the French Mathematical Modelling Company following their exhaustive study. Title is link to their document, the executive summary is presented below. The battle against global warming is an absurd, costly and pointless crusade. The crusade is absurd There is […]

WATCH: Crazed Cop Smashes Accident Victim’s Face Because He’s Having a Seizure

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: seizure]A brutally ignorant officer walks up to a man in the middle of a medical emergency, while he's having a seizure and slams his face into the concrete.

Rodrigo Duterte’s daughter slams critic in Facebook thread (WARNING: expletive language)

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 16 hours ago
She is as straight forward and real as her father. The post Rodrigo Duterte’s daughter slams critic in Facebook thread (WARNING: expletive language) appeared first on The Duran.

War breaks out between Philippines president Duterte and Chelsea Clinton

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 16 hours ago
Duterte responds to Chelsea Clinton's tweets: "How Did You Feel When Your Father Was F***ing Monica Lewinsky?" The post War breaks out between Philippines president Duterte and Chelsea Clinton appeared first on The Duran.

This video will make liberals support Trump’s immigration policy

Vladimir Rodzianko at The Duran - 16 hours ago
Share this video with all of your Democrat friends. The post This video will make liberals support Trump’s immigration policy appeared first on The Duran.

Antifa is a terrorist group in the blood-soaked Bolshevik tradition

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 16 hours ago
Left wing terrorism has been part of Europe and the United States since before most people had ever heard of the word 'jihad'. The post Antifa is a terrorist group in the blood-soaked Bolshevik tradition appeared first on The Duran.

U.S. May Return To Russia Two Diplomatic Compounds Seized Last Year By The Obama Administration

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Equipment is removed from a Russian compound at Pioneer Point in Maryland in December after President Barack Obama imposed sanctions for Russia's alleged interference in the presidential campaign. NBC News *Washington Post*: *Trump administration moves to return Russian compounds in Maryland and New York* The Trump administration is moving toward handing back to Russia two diplomatic compounds, near New York City and on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, that its officials were ejected from in late December as punishment for Moscow’s interference in the 2016 presidential election. Presiden... more »

Tweet That: #Covfefe Signals @realDonaldTrump is Back

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 16 hours ago
For more than a week, the tweets from @realDonaldTrump were, well, boring ... Twitterverse, he's back.

Chris Cornell’s Widow Still Awaiting Details About His Death

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 16 hours ago
Vicky Cornell said on 1 June 2017 that she’s awaiting toxicology reports she hopes will clarify the circumstances around her husband’s apparent suicide.

Is The Islamic State In The Philippines Becoming A Regional Threat?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Michael Sullivan, RCD:** Islamic State in the Philippines - A Growing Regional Threat* Militants linked to the Islamic State are still battling government forces in Marawi City on the island of Mindanao. Since the fighting began a week ago, more than 90 people have been killed. Analysts are wondering why it's taking so long to dislodge the militants, and what that might mean for regional stability. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* The current worry is that Indonesia may be the next target for the Islamic State ....* Is Indonesia Islamic State’s next jihadi target?* (John McBeth, ... more »

Philippine Military Accidentally Kills 11 Soldiers In A Botched Anti-ISIS Airstrike

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Philippine crisis deepens as air strike on rebels kills 11 soldiers* An air strike on Islamist rebel holed up in a southern Philippine city has killed 11 government troops, the armed forces said on Thursday, in a major blow to the country's bid to end its biggest internal security crisis in years. The bombing accident happened on Wednesday when one of two planes bombing rebel positions missed its target in the heart of Marawi City, where ground troops have been battling pro-Islamic State militants holed-up in buildings for nine days. *Read more *.... *More News On T... more »

Two U.S. Aircraft Carrier Strike Groups Conduct Dual Exercises In Sea Of Japan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
The Carl Vinson strike group operates with the Ronald Reagan strike group and the Japanese Ships (JS) Hyuga (DDH 181) and JS Ashigara (DDG 178), June 1, 2017. (U.S. Navy photo/Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Z.A. Landers) *VOA: **USS Vinson, USS Reagan Carrier Strike Groups Conduct Dual Exercises in Sea of Japan* PENTAGON — Two U.S. aircraft carriers have started military exercises together in the Sea of Japan, U.S. Navy officials tell VOA. "The USS Carl Vinson Strike Group and USS Ronald Reagan Strike Group are conducting routine operations in the Western Pacific," Navy s... more »

How Does The Country Protect Itself From Trump?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Gaius was in L.A. this week. One night he and his wife came to dinner with Digby and I (Nerano-- unbelievable). At one point we entertained the idea that "the deep state" really is seeking to overturn the will of the people who put Trump in the White House. (In my mind that would be some combination of Putin, people addicted to prescription drugs and these folks; that said, I still respect the process and insist the only way to stop him is by electing progressives to Congress in 2018.) None of us were especially comfortable with the idea that we're in the midst of a soft coup by t... more »

Speaking at the White House

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
“Veterans for Peace” Confront President Trump About Endless Wars from Bill Hughes on Vimeo. On Tuesday morning, May 30, 2017, a contingent of antiwar protesters in the hundreds, gathered for a rally, at 11am, at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. They were led by the president of the Veterans for Peace, Barry Ladendorf. They demanded a “stop to the endless war,” and a start to a genuine “peace-building movement.” The speakers raised their voices about the endless U.S. related conflicts around the globe in Afghanistan, Iraq and in Syria. They put emphasis on the war drums b... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Charter schools vs. traditional public schools in NJ* For Ezdehar Abu-harab, the North Star Charter Academy in Newark, New Jersey was a godsend. She was horrified at the quality of education her son was receiving in one of Newark's other public elementary schools. "No homework!" she said, incredulous. "They never got homework! It was just about maintaining order in the classroom." Charter schools were first introduced into this chronically low-performing urban school district in the nineties and expanded in the last decade with support from both Republican and Democratic politic... more »

Why America Needs Missile Defense (And Why North Korea Should Fear It)

Scott G. Erickson at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Scott G. Erickson* *Security, * The successful test was an important step in reaffirming our nation’s missile defense program’s ability to protect the American homeland from long-range ballistic missile threats. The United States Missile Defense Agency has accomplished a historic feat. On Tuesday, the agency successfully intercepted an intercontinental ballistic missile in an important test utilizing its ground-based midcourse defense system. The ICBM—mocked up to resemble a missile capable of carrying a nuclear payload similar to the ones that North Korea is feverishly pursuin... more »

F-22 and F-35: How the Air Force Is Working to Stay Ahead of China's J-20 and Russia's PAK-FA

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * and that includes some big upgrades. *For example, either of the aircraft could use stealth technology to penetrate enemy airspace and destroy air defense systems. Once a safe air corridor is established for further attacks, an F-22 could maintain or ensure continued air supremacy while an F-35 conducted close-air-support ground attacks or pursued ISR missions with its drone-like video-surveillance technology. Additionally, either platform could identify targets for the other, drawing upon the strengths of each.* *Conversely, an F-35 could use its lon... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*What happens if the U.S. withdraws from the Paris climate change agreement?* *Below is a CBS article with a few comments from Joe Bast of the Heartland Institute inserted* Earth is likely to reach more dangerous levels of warming even sooner if the U.S. retreats from its pledge to cut carbon dioxide pollution, scientists said. That's because America contributes so much to rising temperatures. *[Both sentences are meaningless. “More dangerous levels of warming” than in the past? The benefits of past warming exceeded the benefits, so those levels were not dangerous. “More danger... more »

UN: Israel Occupation Ruining Palestinian Lives

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
Published on May 31, 2017 The United Nations says the root of Palestinian hardship is Israeli policies in the West Bank and Gaza. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs has published a report in which it depicts occupation practices as the key cause of humanitarian needs in the occupied Palestinian territories. The […]

EXPOSED: Child “Refugees” Are Actually Adults

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
Published on May 30, 2017 Tests have now come out showing that many of the people claiming to be child refugees are actually full grown adults. end

Trump Calling European Bluff on NATO Commitment: Analyst

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
Published on May 31, 2017 US President Donald Trump’s insistence that NATO members should spend 2 percent of their GDP on defense is meant to “call their bluff” on their commitment to the alliance, says a political analyst. end

This Is Why The Dollar Empire Is About To Fall

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
Published on May 31, 2017 The EU is pushing the UK to pay for everything to leave. This is more about trying to keep the UK from leaving. Banks are now reporting that revenue will be much lower now and moving forward. Chicago PMI declines but then they issued a correction and it increases.Pending home […]

CrossTalk: Transatlantic Divorce? End of EU/US Strategic Relationship?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
Published on May 31, 2017 The German Chancellor Angela Merkel says: ‘We Europeans truly have to take our fate into our own hands,’ adding, ‘we have to fight for our own destiny’. Well, indeed! Europe is still relatively rich. Why shouldn’t it be more self-reliant? Is this the start of a transatlantic divorce? end

Stop Inventing Fictional Threats from Russia – Putin to Le Figaro

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
Published on May 31, 2017 In an interview with French newspaper Le Figaro, President Vladimir Putin described newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron as a pragmatic leader who could find common ground with Russia, allowing for rapprochement and cooperation in key areas. end

Forget Discussions About Peace and Stability — Washington’s Policy in the South China Sea Is Confrontational

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
Forget Discussions About Peace and Stability — Washington’s Policy in the South China Sea Is Confrontational by BRIAN CLOUGHLEY, https://www.strategic-culture.org/ The American guided missile destroyer USS Dewey was reported as having carried out a ‘freedom of navigation operation’ or FONOP in the South China Sea on May 24. According to the US Naval Institute the undertaking involved manoeuvres «within […]

In a move certain to piss off conservatives Black Live Matter to receive national peace prize.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
Courtesy of Raw Story: *The Black Lives Matter social justice movement has been recognized with a global peace prize that in the past has highlighted the work of South African civil rights activist Desmond Tutu, renowned philosopher Noam Chomsky and former Irish President Mary Robinson. * *The Sydney Peace Foundation announced last week it was giving Black Lives Matter its 2017 peace prize during a ceremony scheduled in November for Sydney. The award recognizes the work of the founding leaders of the social justice activist network: Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi,... more »

How To Play A Fool

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
As Donald Trump makes a shambles of the world -- reports claim that he will back out of the Paris Climate Agreement today -- the Europeans and the Asians are taking two different tacts. To the Europeans, Trump is simply an idiot. Jonathan Manthorpe writes: For European leaders last week, however, extended exposure to Trump in person seems to have come as something of a shock. His ignorance about the nature of the NATO partnership is far more deep and impenetrable than anyone could have anticipated. He pointedly refused to pledge support for the NATO guarantee of mutual defence — ... more »

Trump To Announce Decision On Paris Today

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Hot off the press from Fox: President Trump will announce his decision on the involvement of the United States in the Paris Climate Agreement on Thursday afternoon, according to a tweet the president sent on Wednesday night. Trump is expected to announce that he is pulling the United States out of the […]

European Officials Commandeer Private Property to House Migrants

Alex Newman at rss - 18 hours ago
[image: european-officials-commandeer-private-property-to-house-migrants] Faced with an orchestrated influx of millions of migrants from Africa and the Middle East, German officials have started commandeering private property to house the tsunami of new arrivals. Italian property owners have also been forced, literally kicking and screaming, to house migrants against their will. Plans to put resistors in jail are reportedly being considered. And in Sweden, where an extreme housing shortage in the capital of Stockholm has been made even more acute by the arrival of hundreds of thousa... more »

Yemen’de kolera salgınına yakalananların sayısı 60 bini geçti

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
Suudi Arabistan’ın, Yemen’e karşı devam eden saldırılarının gölgesinde; Dünya Sağlık Örgütü, Yemen’de kolera salgınına yakalananların sayısının 61 bin kişiye ulaştığını ve Yemen’de sağlık merkezlerinin yüzde 55’inin kapandığını açıkladı. Tesnim Haber Ajansı’nın haberine göre, Sana’da Dünya Sağlık Örgütünün Acil Bölüm Sorumlusu Ömer Salih şunları söyledi: ‘Kolera salgınına yakalananların sayısı giderek artmaktadır ve Yemen’in 19 eyaletinde bu hastalığa […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

İdlib: Cihatçıların kuşatması altındaki Fua ve Kefraya kasabaları için yeni bir anlaşmaya varıldı

Umut Õzil at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
ŞAM, SURİYE(00:25) – Suriye hükümeti ve El Kaide’nin Suriye kolu Hayat Tahrir Elşam (HTS) arasında imzalanan anlaşmayla İdlip’te cihatçı kuşatması altındaki altındaki Şii kasabalarından yaralılar ve aileleri toplam 12 kişi olmak üzere tahliye edilecek. Buna karşılık olarak Yermuk kampındaki HTS militanları ve aileleri de Şam’dan İdlip’e gönderilecek. Anlaşmanın bugün hayata geçmesi bekleniyor. Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Rus jetleri, Rakka’dan çıkan bir IŞİD konvoyunu daha vurdu: 60 araç imha edildi (Video)

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
Suriye hükümetinin talebi üzerine terörle mücadelede Suriye ordusuna yardım eden Rus hava güçleri, Palmira ekseninde hareket eden IŞİD’in bir konvoyunu daha imha etti. Rusya Savunma Bakanlığı, yayınladığı bültende; Rus hava güçlerinin Rakka’dan çıkmaya çalışan IŞİD’in bir araç konvoyunu imha ettiklerini belirtti. Dakik bilgiler üzerine harekete geçen Rus uçaklarının, hedefi tespit etmeleri ardından konvoyu bombaladığını ifade […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

‘Positive dynamics in the development of situation in Syria’: Moscow

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
(TASS) Moscow notes stronger positive dynamics in the military and political situation in Syria, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Wednesday. “We are glad to note stronger positive dynamics in the development of the military and political situation in the Syrian Arab Republic,” the spokeswoman said. “This is a direct consequence of the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIS repels Syrian Army attack in Homs province, captures some vehicles (PHOTOS)

Ivan Castro at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:45 A.M.) – On Wednesday afternoon, Syrian Arab Army (SAA) conducted an attack on the positions of the so-called “Islamic State” (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) in Al-Abassiyah area south of Palmyra city. The attempt was ultimately unsuccessful as IS jihadists managed to completely thwart the attack inflicting some losses on the SAA ranks. IS […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

En imágenes: ISIS fuerza a los cristianos a convertirse en Marawi

Alvaro A. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
Se publicaron perturbadoras imágenes este miércoles mostrando presuntas conversiones forzadas de los residentes cristianos de la ciudad predominantemente sunita de Marawi, en el sur de Filipinas. Estas reconversiones también tuvieron lugar por parte de ISIS en Irak y Siria. Aunque alrededor del 90% de los 200.000 civiles anteriores de Marawi han huido, algunas personas -incluidas […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Actor Adam Beach ambassador for Canada 150 Celebrations

White Wolf at White Wolf - 18 hours ago
“I am a reminder that we will not forget the atrocities that have happened to the aboriginal people of this country,” Beach said in an interview Canadian actor Adam Beach finds himself walking a fine line after agreeing to be an ambassador for the federal government’s Canada 150 celebrations. Beach, who overcame a troubled childhood on the Dog Creek reserve in Manitoba to star in Hollywood blockbusters such as “Flags of Our Fathers,” feels he should help pay tribute to a government that has funded some of his films, as well as his film school for indigenous students in Winnipeg. B... more »

Trump crushes Hillary Clinton after bizarre Code Conference interview. Hillary replies with “covfefe”

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 18 hours ago
US President Donald Trump did not miss the opportunity to ridicule “Crooked” Hillary, after her bizarre (and very sad) interview … The post Trump crushes Hillary Clinton after bizarre Code Conference interview. Hillary replies with “covfefe” appeared first on The Duran.

Russia successfully cuts off escape route of ISIS fighters fleeing Palmyra

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 18 hours ago
Russia has explained the strategic goals behind its recent missile attack on ISIS forces. The post Russia successfully cuts off escape route of ISIS fighters fleeing Palmyra appeared first on The Duran.

Tucker Carlson and Mark Steyn feel pity for Hillary Clinton and her Russian paranoia (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 18 hours ago
Hillary just can't accept she lost to Trump. The post Tucker Carlson and Mark Steyn feel pity for Hillary Clinton and her Russian paranoia (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

UK Newspaper Reports on Call to "Ban" Dara Berger's How to Prevent Autism from Skyhorse Publishing

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
Good grief - they say that bad publicity is good publicity as long as "they" spell your name correctly. Berger - Dara Berger. Her book, from Skyhorse Publishing, not even published yet, is under fire for daring to recommend preventing...

AAP: Contrariwise on Vaccine Contraindications

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
Credit: A. Gamondes NOTE: Can you make heads or tails of this missive on the AAP website about vaccine risks? Thanks to our Nancy Hokkanen for sharing the info. In short, AAP says, "Inject me," without regard for consequences. Tweedledumb...

Preliminary Injunction Filed to Stop Construction at Rocky Flats Due to Plutonium Contamination Concerns

USFWS Historic Lindsay Ranch Rocky Flats: Wind and solar appear a better, safer, use of the site. From The Colorado … Continue reading →

Denounce Politically Motivated Prairie Dog Hunt With Donald Trump Jr.

Originally posted on "OUR WORLD": The Republican candidate for Congress in Montana recently slaughtered prairie dogs with Donald Trump Jr. for…

More anti-Trump marches organized for this Saturday.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
Courtesy of The Hill: *Protesters will gather in Washington, D.C., and 135 other cities on Saturday to call for an independent commission to investigate possible collusion between President Trump's campaign and Russia to influence the outcome of the 2016 presidential election. * *The "March for Truth" is the latest in a series of weekend protests opposing the Trump administration that has included the Women's March in January and the Tax March and March for Science in April. * *Organizers of the latest demonstration are also demanding that Trump release his personal income tax re... more »

Five Most Popular Posts in May

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 19 hours ago
Here's what did the business last month. 1. May vs Corbyn: The Verdict 2. Explaining Laura Kuenssberg's Bias 3. What is the Dementia Tax? 4. Emmanuel Macron and Neoliberalism 5. A Note on the Labour Vote Goodness me, what a month. Even with an election looming I wasn't expecting huge numbers. Then again, given what's happened during the course of May, the start of the month *is* a foreign country. Overall, we saw just shy of 126,000 page views last month, making it the third best ever. Can these fortunes continue? Well, whatever happens in the election in eight days' time there wil... more »

The ‘Old’ U.S. Nuclear Attack Submarine Russia and China Don't Want to Fight

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 20 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * The Los Angeles–class submarines can still pack a punch. *Although intelligence gathering has long been a role for submarines, starting in the 1990s the U.S. submarine fleet began using an Army phrase, “intelligence preparation of the battlefield,” to describe intelligence gathering in support of operations on the ground. Lacking a underwater enemy to fight, American submarines could linger off the coastlines of potential adversaries, collecting electronic data and conducting surveillance operations. The Los Angeles class was at the forefront of this... more »

All the Reasons Japan's Mighty Navy Dominates Asia (And Not China)

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 20 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Asia* Beijing won't like this one bit. *Japan’s submarine force is another major component of the MSDF. Japan is building up to a force of twenty-two submarines to provide great numbers against a growing Chinese Navy. The fleet will consist of two classes of submarines, the older Oyashio class, and the newer, deadlier Soryu class.* *At 4,100 tons submerged, the Soryu submarines are Japan’s largest submarines since the I-400 class of World War II. The subs are equipped with Stirling air independent propulsion systems, capable of powering the submarine ... more »

Hillary Clinton now blames “Macedonia” for election loss, in bizarre onstage interview

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
"I Was The Victim": Hillary Clinton. The post Hillary Clinton now blames “Macedonia” for election loss, in bizarre onstage interview appeared first on The Duran.

Does Trump Have the Authority to Pull Out of the Paris Climate Agreement?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 21 hours ago
From a Constitutional perspective, the answer is less clear than you might think.

In the Middle East, Trump Turns Back the Clock

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Well maybe not. I suspect that the Donald has clear ideas and that he has already won the main battle. The Sunnis treated him as if he were the Messiah for good reason. They are at war with Iranian mischief making and do not like it. Way better, he humiliated Abbas for lying to him and then telling the entire Arab world that leads to real world consequences. It was all so public. No diplomatic niceties. The Palestinians are now forced to grovel with zero friends left among the Arabs. Worse, they dare not cozy up to those Iranians as that would make all their former Arab ... more »

Hydrogen Bonds Have Been Directly Detected For The First Time

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
We really need to do something brilliant at the level of the photon in order to ultimately image all this. Having seen a coherant ultraviolet ribbon in action i suspect that will serve well using a molecule on a tip to interact with the ribbon in measurable ways. Here we have actually sensed a hydrogen atom by itself and that is great. However it also reminds us of just how blind we really are. A coherent beam should be splitable and then rejoined allowing an object to pass through an eye. Such an action should allow for real mapping to take place as changes induced by the pa... more »

Similarity between Hindu Flood Legend of Manu and the Biblical Account of Noah

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
*[image: Matsya protecting Svayambhuva Manu and the seven sages at the time of Deluge]* I strongly suspect that the Kolbrin texts are the original reports or at least close copies. These were Atlantean and the Atlantean thalattocracy was a world wide enterprise. They were the Sea peoples spoken of by the Egyptians. All other cultures were in contact and it makes sense that the Atlanteans would supply a chest of books to their key allies. This led to the creation of secondary documents using local language. Also recall that alphabets then lacked a proper formulation for vowels. ... more »

Kolbrin - Book of Scrolls - Chpt 4 - Sacred Registers Part 4 - afterlife

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Again we have a continuing description of the spirit of the departed as he progresses deeply into the afterlife. This clearly conforms to what we have learned from other sources. Even to the point of noting that he then becomes a guide to others. We know already that a successful spirit on Earth will then become an Earth angel to then advise the living. My understanding of aspects informs us that upon reemerging the spirit will receive a natural boost in knowledge and wisdom from absorbing as many as thirty different aspects. All subtle but this information on the architectur... more »

Бои в Марави на юге Филиппин продолжаются

Nikita Chugunov at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
Бои в городе Марави на филиппинском острове Минданао между правительственными войсками и террористами «Исламского Государства»* продолжаются. Джихадисты удерживают центр города, порт, некоторые пригородные районы, а также мосты Баяпао и Мапанди. Сообщается, что им удалось устроить удачную засаду на отряд филиппинских военных у западной окраины Марави и захватить несколько единиц бронетехники. Помимо этого, поступают сообщения, что […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Aviones rusos desatan el infierno para ISIS en el este de Hama

Inna García at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
Esta noche la Fuerza Aérea de Rusia no ha dejado dormir a los terroristas del Estado Islámico (ISIS) en el este de la gobernación Hama tras lanzar intensos ataques aéreos sobre sus posiciones en esta región. Entre los objetivos de los bombardeos se encuentran los pueblos de Suha, al-Barghouthiyah, Abu Hananyah, Abu Hamad Habibat y Omar. Todos ellos […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

IEET Fellow Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner Becomes Visiting Professor

Ethical Technology - 23 hours ago
IEET Fellow Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner has just been a Visiting Professor at the University of Lower Silesia in Poland where he gave several talks and directed workshop: http://wca.wroc.pl/visiting-professors-prof-stefan-sorgner-wybitny-ekspert-z-dziedziny-trans-i-post-humanizmu While in Poland, he also gave a talk in Cracow to the Polish Transhumanist Society at the Jagiellonian University.

"A Prayer for the World"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
"A Prayer for the World" "Let the rain come and wash away the ancient grudges, the bitter hatreds held and nurtured over generations. Let the rain wash away the memory of the hurt, the neglect. Then let the sun come out and fill the sky with rainbows. Let the warmth of the sun heal us wherever we are broken. Let it burn away the fog so that we can see each other clearly, So that we can see beyond labels, beyond accents, gender or skin color. Let the warmth and brightness of the sun melt our selfishness, So that we can share the joys and feel the sorrow of our neighbors. And let the light ... more »

Paulo Coelho, "The Cry Of The Desert"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"The Cry Of The Desert"* by Paulo Coelho "As soon as he arrived in Marrakesh, Morocco, a missionary decided he would stroll through the desert at the city’s boundary every morning. On his first stroll he noticed a man lying on the sand, caressing the ground with his hands and leaning his ears towards the earth. “He is mad,” the missionary said to himself. But he saw the man every morning during his walks and after a month, intrigued by that strange behavior, he decided to approach the stranger. He knelt beside him and asked, in broken Arabic, “What are you doing?” “I keep the dese... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, "We Meet Again"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
2002, "We Meet Again" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_OmsxDef9c

Toward The Way - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 23 hours ago
*There is no one coming for you* *There is no one coming for us* *No group that come* *We only come to ourSelves* *In our own time* *In our own way* *In our own world * *We must come to ourSelves* *At our own time of decision* *A time to decide* *Upon* *Which way to go* *To continue upon the way of men* *Or* *To precede upon a way* *Out of the insanity of today* *Into the sanity of tomorrow* *Into the reality unseen* *That already exists within ourSelves* *Within our Self* *Within our Now* *In the Now* *This is the Way* *The way from sickness* *To health* *The wa... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
pic.twitter.com/bCRHXF0nq0 — Military HD (@MilitaryHD) June 1, 2017

An Update on Blocking The Saudi Arms Deal with Senator Rand Paul

1 day ago
Senator Rand Paul joins the Ron Paul Liberty Report to give us the scoop on his plans to block President Trump's mega-arms sale to the Saudis. The Saudi war on Yemen is creating enemies we don't need and Rand Paul is standing up against the blowback that proceeds from our horrible interventionist foreign policy...

What Would A Future Battleship Look Like

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The USS Iowa fires a full broadside. Photo credit: U.S. Navy *Dr. Robert Farley, FoxTrot Alpha*: *What A 21st Century Battleship Could Look Like* President Donald Trump seems to like big, “bold” ideas. Throw nukes around? Sure. Rip up the deck of an aircraft carrier to install the “goddamned steam?” Okay, fine. But what if we brought back one of the biggest military statements America has ever had—what if we brought back the battleship? It’s not that the current American capital ship, the aircraft carrier, is obsolete. But the the Gerald R. Ford-class of aircraft carriers are rema... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The crew of the Los Angeles-class attack submarine USS Hampton posted a sign reading "North Pole," made by the crew, after surfacing in the polar-ice-cap region. US Navy/Chief Journalist Kevin Elliott *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from this photo gallery .... *19 photos that prove the US military has the best views from its offices *(Business Insider).

The Japanese Navy Still Dominates Asia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Name game ... It’s a “helicopter destroyer”, not an aircraft carrier or amphibious assault ship. Japan remains sensitive about its growing military might. Source: USNSource:Supplied *Kyle Mizokami, National Interest:* *All the Reasons Japan's Mighty Navy Dominates Asia (And Not China)* Japan’s submarine force is another major component of the MSDF. Japan is building up to a force of twenty-two submarines to provide great numbers against a growing Chinese Navy. The fleet will consist of two classes of submarines, the older Oyashio class, and the newer, deadlier Soryu class. At 4,10... more »

Wednesday Evening Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 1 day ago
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. - Diane Cardwell points out how carbon politics are threatening renewable energy just at the point where it would win a fair fight against fossil fuels. And J. David Hughes finds that any case for Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline falls apart in the face of realistic assumptions about oil prices. - Meanwhile, Emma Gilchrist digs into the many environmental positives of the B.C. governance agreement signed between the NDP and the Greens. - Laurie Monsebraaten reports on the sale of a large chain of child care centres to a fore... more »

Is The U.S. Government Spying On Reporters To Find Leakers?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Post:* *The government is spying on journalists to find leakers* There was a big ruckus four years ago when the Associated Press announced that telephone records for 20 of its reporters had been subpoenaed by the Justice Department. The government was apparently looking for CIA leaks about an operation in Yemen. Well, a Washington source of mine tells me it’s happening again. The Justice Department has gotten a warrant from the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court — also known as the FISA court — to conduct electronic surveillance on a group of journalists who’ve b... more »

Dennis Prager-- Still Crazy After All These Years

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Robert Mueller by Nancy Ohanian* Right-wing propagandist Dennis Prager and I were born a few months apart and we lived near each other in Brooklyn. I went to James Madison High School; he went to the nearby Yeshiva of Flatbush on Avenue J., as did a number of other crackpots like Meir Kahane and Abraham Foxman (as well as non-crackpot, fashion designer Isaac Mizrahi), Like me, he washed up in L.A. where he worked as a radio presenter, first doing programs about Judaism and eventually just standard Republican Hate Talk Radio, albeit from a Jewish perspective. His bigotry and racism ... more »

Trump Announcement on US Role in the Paris Climate Non-treaty “Treaty”

Alan Carlin at Carlin Economics and Science - 1 day ago
Reuters reported this evening that President Trump will announce his decision on the US role in the Paris climate non-treaty “Treaty” at 3 pm EDT on Thursday, June 1, 2017.

Cox Appointed to Alabama A&M Board of Trustees

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Dr. William E. Cox, president & CEO of Diverse: Issues In Higher Education, has been appointed to the board of trustees of his alma mater, Alabama A&M University.

Pogue Retires from Cheyney University, Ready for Next Challenge

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
A successful veteran higher-education executive who has been characterized by peers as among a group of “presidents-for-rent” has retired for the fifth time, saying he already has plans to continue working in higher ed.

NCORE Kicks Off with Call to Activism

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
The proliferation of racist incidents on college campuses, as well as the spate of police shootings of unarmed Black men and efforts by some states to engage in voter suppression were cited as reasons why NCORE still needs to exist.

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“The dust sculptures of the Eagle Nebula are evaporating. As powerful starlight whittles away these cool cosmic mountains, the statuesque pillars that remain might be imagined as mythical beasts. Pictured above is one of several striking dust pillars of the Eagle Nebula that might be described as a gigantic alien fairy. This fairy, however, is ten light years tall and spews radiation much hotter than common fire. * Click image for larger size.* The greater Eagle Nebula, M16, is actually a giant evaporating shell of gas and dust inside of which is a growing cavity filled with a spec... more »

"A Grindstone..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Life is a grindstone. Whether it grinds us down or polishes us up depends on us." - L. Thomas Holdcraft

“Powerball, Part One”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Powerball, Part One”* by Robert Gore “What makes Donald Trump tick? Why has he done the things he has done? Analytically, it’s advisable to set aside partisanship and other emotions when attempting to answer those questions. Thus, the following analysis is Machiavellian, in the sense that it is stripped of moral considerations, condemnation, or approbation. It is an attempt to ask the right questions and construct from the available data the most plausible hypotheses. Only time will tell if the emergent hypotheses are correct. Machiavelli’s touchstone was power—getting and keepin... more »

UN Climate Exit Poster

admin at The Carbon Sense Coalition - 1 day ago
The “Colderside” Web site has produced a one page poster for distribution. See: http://www.colderside.com/Colderside/ClimateExitPoster.html

The demographics of the #resistance

Rashawn Ray, Associate Professor of Sociology, University of Maryland at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Ninety percent of the protesters at the Women's March on Washington voted for Hillary Clinton. Liz Lemon/Flickr Since the inauguration of Donald Trump, hundreds of thousands of people have marched on Washington, D.C. – sometimes, repeatedly. Two more big protests are scheduled for June: the March for Truth and the National Pride March. The election of Trump has been a veritable shot in the arm to democracy in America. People are no longer bowling alone. They are marching and yelling together. What’s more, we have done new research that suggests these large-scale events are part ... more »

Private defense companies are here to stay – what does that mean for national security?

Charles Mahoney, Professor of Political Science, California State University, Long Beach at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Share prices of many military and intelligence contractors have risen sharply since President Donald Trump’s election. Investors are betting that an increase in defense spending will provide a windfall for these firms. For instance, General Dynamics, a large contractor that develops combat vehicles and weapons systems for the U.S. military, saw its stock price jump by more than 30 percent in the months after the election. Likewise, Kratos Defense and Security Services, a smaller firm that builds drones for the U.S. Air Force, saw its shares soar more than 75 percent between Novem... more »

Hillary Clinton Unloads And Lists The Reasons Why She Lost The Election

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail:* *Hillary launches astonishing conspiracy claim that Trump won the election because he 'colluded' with 1,000 Russian agents who filled Facebook with 'lies' and Twitter with 'bots'* * Defeated Democrat is back on the speaking circuit, telling a Silicon Valley get-together about her election loss * Clinton says her defeat isn't her fault as she claims Russians and 'forces in this country' were out to defeat her * She claims 1,000 Russian agents were filling Facebook with 'lies' and the 'majority' of news on it was 'fake' * Clinton said she was certain someone had 'collude... more »

Islamic State in Asia: Saudi-Funding and Naive Policymakers Endanger Region

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 day ago
*June 1, 2017* (Joseph Thomas - NEO) - Recently, terrorist attacks have unfolded across Indonesia, a militant network disrupted along the Thai-Malaysian border and full-scale military operations including aerial bombing deployed as Philippine troops fought to take back Marawi City on the southern island of Mindanao, all linked or affiliated with the Islamic State. A dangerously deceptive narrative is being crafted by US and European media organisations, the same sort of narrative that was used to conceal the true source of the Islamic State's fighting capacity across the Middle Eas... more »

Today's Laff

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*When you name your wedding decoration company after a woman who killed herself rather than get married...* This gem of insight from 1985 was actually published as a peer-reviewed paper. Seriously? The Taiwan Independence Movement (TIM) developed out of the circumstances that followed the restoration of Taiwan to the sovereign jurisdiction of the Republic of China in 1945. Tensions betwen mainland‐born Chinese and the local‐born Chinese produced a revolutionary “national liberation movement” that has become increasingly “Maoist” in orientation. Originally following an orthodox “Ma... more »

Pro-Turkish militants clash with Kurdish YPG in northwestern Syria

(ARA News) Syrian Islamist fighters of the Ahrar al-Sham group on Wednesday launched an offensive on the Kurdish town of Iska in Afrin district, northwest of Aleppo province, causing casualties among civilians. “Supported by Turkey’s military, Ahrar al-Sham militants attacked Iska town in the Shirawa sub-district in Afrin with mortar shells,” local media activist Hember Kusa told […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Kurdish troops try to cutoff last ISIS supply line to Raqqa city amid latest advances

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:00 A.M.) – After liberating a bunch of sites in the morning hours, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) followed up on their blitz Euphrates Wrath offensive by capturing three more villages southwest of Raqqa on Wednesday afternoon. In a pincer advance which encircled the ISIS-held town of Al-Mansurah on the M4-highway, YPG-led forward […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russian Air Force unleashes massive bomb strikes on ISIS in East Hama

Ivan Castro at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:30 A.M.) – Russian Air Force made this night sleepless for militants of the so-called “Islamic State” (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) in eastern Hama countryside launching intensive airstrikes on their positions in the region. Among the targets of heavy bombardment are villages of Suha, Al-Barghouthiyah, Abu Hananyah, Abu Habibat and Hamad Omar. All of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Military helicopter crashes in Turkey, 13 people dead

Ivan Castro at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:00 A.M.) – A military helicopter belonging to Turkish Air Force crashed in southeastern Turkey on Wednesday, Al-Masdar Turkce correspondent reported. The incident happened in the border province of Sirnak, after the helicopter collided with a high-voltage line and fell on the ground. The aircraft was carrying high-ranking Turkish military officials all of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Fierce clashes around Aden airport kill two

Naseh Shaker at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
SANA’A, YEMEN (2:22 A.M.) – Two soldiers were killed and 2 others wounded in clashes between rivaling factions around Aden international airport. The opponents traded gunfire and rocket strikes throughout Tuesday night until the early hours of Wednesday. The fight followed the escalation of a dispute between the airport’s security director and his deputy. The […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Two Syrian soldiers turn themselves in to ISIS commanders on Palmyra frontier

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:00 A.M.) – On Wednesday, two alleged soldiers of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) surrendered themselves to ISIS on the outskirts of the ancient city of Palmyra in eastern Homs according to Amaq Agency. Speaking on camera in a small white room, one rather elderly SAA soldier explained his name was Naeem Khalaf […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

France to Effectively Decriminalize Cannabis by Ending Prison Terms

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Anna Hunt* - A government spokesperson revealed that by the end of 2017, France will end all prison terms for cannabis users. The post France to Effectively Decriminalize Cannabis by Ending Prison Terms appeared first on Waking Times.

there is no spoon

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago
there is no spoon

Russia Probe: House Intel Committee Issues Subpoenas For Interviews-Documents From Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen, Trump Former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, & Related Businesses

Wednesday, May 31st: “Adam Schiff ‪@RepAdamSchiff‬ .‪@ConawayTX11‬ & I approved subpoenas for interviews/documents from Michael Flynn, Michael Cohen & related … Continue reading →

Are Media Leaks An Act of Treason?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Newspaper fronts reporting on the documents released by the whistle-blowing website WikiLeaks are seen in New York, on Nov. 29, 2010 Shannon Stapleton/Reuters *Rasmussen*:* 53% Say Media Leaks Are Act of Treason* *When politics is the name of the game, one man’s treason is another man’s service to the nation.* The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that just over half (53%) of all Likely U.S. Voters still consider the leaking of classified information to the media to be an act of treason. Thirty percent (30%) disagree, while 18% are undecided. (To s... more »

"A Japanese Proverb"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"We're fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance." - Japanese Proverb

The Poet: Thomas Centolella, "Splendor"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Splendor"* "One day it's the clouds, one day the mountains. One day the latest bloom of roses- the pure monochromes, the dazzling hybrids- inspiration for the cathedral's round windows. Every now and then there's the splendor of thought: the singular idea and its brilliant retinue- words, cadence, point of view, little gold arrows flitting between the lines. And too the splendor of no thought at all: hands lying calmly in the lap, or swinging a six iron with effortless tempo. More often than not splendor is the star we orbit without a second thought, especially as it arrives and d... more »

Paulo Coelho, “The Mystery of Discovery”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The Mystery of Discovery”* by Paulo Coelho “Tonight, before leaving, I’m going to spend time sorting through the pile of things I never had the patience to put in order. And I will find that a little of my history is there. All the letters, the notes, cuttings and receipts will take on their own life and have strange stories to tell me – about the past and about the future. All the different things in the world, all the roads travelled, all the entrances and exits of my life. I am going to put on a shirt I often wear and, for the first time, I am going to notice how it was made. ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Brunswick, Georgia, United States. Thanks for stopping by!

X22 Report, “This Is Why The Dollar Empire Is About To Fall”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
X22 Report, “This Is Why The Dollar Empire Is About To Fall” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QjFTv1tB8_Q

“This Map Of America's Most Commonly Misspelled Words Is Highly Disturbing”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“This Map Of America's Most Commonly Misspelled Words Is Highly Disturbing”* by Jon Tayler "The English language can be a complicated one for even the best native speakers, littered as it is with bizarre conjugations and spellings. Take silent letters like the "B" in plumber, for instance, or our use of double consonants. There's no reason for most of those to exist, yet there they are, constantly tripping us up as we try our best to write out "psoriasis" or "embarrassment." Every year, though, we get a reminder that for some, spelling is easy - absurdly, terrifyingly easy. The S... more »

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