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Thomas Paine

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Monday, June 12, 2017

12 June - Blogs I'm Following 1 of 2

11:29 pm MDT

Christiane Amanpour Challenged By Russia To Interview Boy She Exploited For War Propaganda

Brandon Turbeville at Activist Post - 2 minutes ago
By Brandon Turbeville Hyped and heaped with praise from establishment corners all across the United States, the heavily opinionated Christiane Amanpour has long promoted the... more »

Saudi Arabia Showing Signs Of Support For Kurdish Fighters, Shows Possible Rift With Turkey Over Qatar

Brandon Turbeville at Activist Post - 2 minutes ago
By Brandon Turbeville Only days after the falling out between Saudi Arabia and Qatar that resulted in a virtual blockade of Qatar by Gulf countries... more »

MIT Chemical Weapons Expert Debunks Official Narrative Of Attacks At Khan Sheikhoun, Syria

Brandon Turbeville at Activist Post - 2 minutes ago
By Brandon Turbeville The United States government and the Western corporate media are doing everything they can to continue to prop up the disproven narrative... more »

Chicago Police Refuse To Reveal “Heat List” Pre-Crime Surveillance Tactics – Journalists Sue

Activist Post at Activist Post - 2 minutes ago
By Nicholas West The Chicago police department continues to march toward what it calls “policing in the 21st century.” If their conduct is any indication,... more »

First Arrest Made From Cameras Linked To Public Facial Recognition Database

Activist Post at Activist Post - 2 minutes ago
By Josie Wales U.K. police recently made their first arrest using facial recognition software following a series of trials at large-scale public events. According to... more »

Is There A Real Donald J. Trump Story?

Activist Post at Activist Post - 2 minutes ago
By Catherine J. Frompovich As an independent journalist who’s searching for actual facts, not the elasticized political ‘realities’ espoused by vested interests and their minions,... more »

New Colorado Law Affirms Farmers Can Use Water Rights To Cultivate Hemp

Activist Post at Activist Post - 2 minutes ago
By Michael Maharrey Late last month, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law affirming hemp farmers have a right to use their water... more »

Scientists Testing Information “Vaccine” To “Inoculate” People Against Climate Change Denial

Activist Post at Activist Post - 2 minutes ago
By Matt Agorist Two preliminary studies were recently conducted to test the effects of ‘inoculating’ people against believing a certain way in regards to climate change.... more »

Corporate Media Just Exposed CIA Using Prostitutes To Drug Victims With LSD For Mind Control Studies

Activist Post at Activist Post - 2 minutes ago
By Claire Bernish Your government will, indeed, perform experiments on you if it so chooses, and while some are undertaken with Nazi-esque malevolence — like... more »

Police Try To Justify Photo Of Cop Arresting Man Selling Vegetables, Facebook Owns Them

Activist Post at Activist Post - 2 minutes ago
By Matt Agorist San Lorenzo, CA — A heartening trend is growing on social media showing that people are waking up to the state persecuting... more »

U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein Wants To Investigate Allegations That The Attorney General Covered For The Clinton Campaign

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 26 minutes ago
*Politico: Feinstein*: *Congress should probe whether Lynch provided cover for Clinton* Sen. Dianne Feinstein on Sunday said Congress should look into former FBI Director James Comey’s revelation that former Attorney General Loretta Lynch asked him to downplay the nature of his investigation into Hillary Clinton’s emails. Testifying before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday, Comey said Lynch had asked him to refer to the probe as a "matter" rather than an investigation, an exchange that he said made him feel queasy. Asked whether Lynch was providing cover for Clinton, ... more »

Is Former FBI Director Comey The Person Behind The Leaks To The New York Times?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 26 minutes ago
FBI Director James Comey testifies before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on ''Oversight of the Federal Bureau of Investigation'' on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 3, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque *FOX News:** Comey admitted single Trump leak, but were there others?* President Trump’s legal team may be prepared to show a trail of leaks to The New York Times by former FBI Director James Comey – dating back to at least March – in a pair of complaints set to be filed to the Justice Department inspector general and Senate Judiciary Committee, a source close to the team told ... more »

Is President Trump About To Fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 57 minutes ago
*New York Times*: *Friend Says Trump Is Considering Firing Mueller as Special Counsel* WASHINGTON — A longtime friend of President Trump said on Monday that Mr. Trump was considering whether to fire Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel investigating possible ties between the president’s campaign and Russian officials. The startling assertion comes as some of Mr. Trump’s conservative allies, who initially praised Mr. Mueller’s selection as special counsel, have begun trying to attack his credibility. The friend, Christopher Ruddy, the chief executive of Newsmax Media, who w... more »

Organizations Intensify Efforts to Help Homeless Students

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 hour ago
Even though many students experience homelessness, advocates say that their experiences and educational outcomes are not well understood.

Urban High School Students Present Original Science Research

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 hour ago
Last Thursday afternoon, approximately 100 New York City high school students presented original scientific research at the American Museum of Natural History.

Professor Promotes ‘Digital Detox’ at Lynchburg University

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 hour ago
In 2014, Dr. Sylvia Frejd established the Center for Digital Wellness at Liberty University “to make technology serve us; not us serve technology.”

Anyone Thinking About Moving To France 'Til Trump Is Impeached?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
One of my friends drives for Uber and because he drives his mom's Beamer, he's an Uber-Premium driver. He says he gets a lot of nice and interesting customers. He mentioned a couple he picked up a few days ago who were celebrating because they had just been approved for Japanese citizenship. They had to invest $5,000,000 in Japan to get the citizenship and they'll have to give up their U.S. citizenship. They mentioned they mostly just wanted to get their money out of the U.S. because they fear Trump. I would have liked to have talked to them to find out more. After Trump announce... more »

The White Helmets”Aleppo boy’ story is exposed as a fake

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 1 hour ago
The family of Omran Daqneesh, the boy whose picture was plastered across the Western media in August last year, say that the story constructed around him was faked by Al-Qaeda. The post The White Helmets”Aleppo boy’ story is exposed as a fake appeared first on The Duran.

VIDEO: Syrian Army sets up several bases near Iraqi border

Henri Feyerabend at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 hour ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (02:11 A.M.) – Forces of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah set up several fortified positions and small bases in the area around Al-Boudah village a few kilometres north-east of the Tanf border crossing, where US forces are stationed to train militants of the Free Syrian Army. The Al-Boudah was captured by […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

UFO Disappears Into ‘Portal’ Above Colorado?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 1 hour ago
A video that has been viewed millions of times on social media appears to be fake.

The U.S. Navy Needs to Starting Building More Nuclear-Powered Attack Submarines

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * Huntington Ingalls Industries Newport News Shipbuilding launched the attack submarine *Indiana* late last week. Over the next several months, workers will fit the new vessel with various systems and make sure that the hardware meets specifications. *Indiana* will eventually become the United States Navy’s sixteenth Virginia-class SSN when she is eventually delivered and commissioned into service. But while the Virginia-class submarine program is a bright spot in the Navy’s acquisitions portfolio, the service needs more of those vessels as SSN fleet d... more »

More Proof America's Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle Is a Beast—And Overkill

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, Middle East* Last week, a Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle belonging to the United States Air Force shot down what appears to have been an Iranian-made Shahed-129 unmanned aerial vehicle that was threatening American-backed rebel forces in Syria. The drone—operated by pro-Syrian regime forces—attacked targets near where coalition troops were stationed with bombs before being dispatched by the Strike Eagle according to U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM). “The pro-regime UAV, similar in size to a U.S. MQ-1 Predator, was shot down by a U.S. aircraft after it dropped... more »

CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Praises Trump Assassination Play

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Published on Jun 12, 2017 Roger Stone and Dr. Jerome Corsi join Alex Jones live via Skype to discuss the doom looming over President Trump’s time in the oval office, including a production of Julius Caesar where a Trump lookalike takes the knives of treason into his back. end

Insider: The Republic Is Being Prepared For Trump Assassination

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Published on Jun 12, 2017 Roger Stone and Dr. Jerome Corsi join Alex Jones live via Skype to dissect the propaganda being put out by the MSM and, how they seem to be pushing the public into a Presidential assassination. end

Delta, Bank of America Drop Sponsorship of Shakespeare in the Park Over ‘Julius Caesar’ Stunt that Shows Trump Assassination

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Delta, Bank of America Drop Sponsorship of Shakespeare in the Park Over ‘Julius Caesar’ Stunt that Shows Trump Assassination by KATE FELDMAN, http://www.nydailynews.com/ Delta Airlines and Bank of America pulled out of their sponsorship of New York’s Public Theater on Sunday over a production of “Julius Caesar” that reimagines the main character as President Trump. – […]

Trump Assassination Play Is Sponsored By The New York Times

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Trump Assassination Play Is Sponsored By The New York Times by Cassandra Fairbanks, http://bigleaguepolitics.com/ A “Shakespeare in the Park” production of Julius Caesar by the Public Theater features a mock assassination of a President Donald Trump lookalike. Public Theater is sponsored by none other than The New York Times. – The play, a contemporary update on the […]

TPPF Statement on Gov. Abbott vetoing $120 million in the 2018-19 budget

Content Multimedia - 3 hours ago
By Bill Peacock, Vance Ginn, Talmadge Heflin Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Fiscal Policy director Talmadge Heflin, vice president of research Bill Peacock, and economist Dr. Vance Ginn issued the following statement on Gov. Abbott’s signing of the 2018-19 Texas State Budget.

TPPF Files Amicus Brief in Plastic Bag Ban Case

Content Multimedia - 3 hours ago
By Bryan Mathew On Friday, the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF) filed an amicus brief in *Laredo Merchants Association v. City of Laredo, Texas* which is currently before the Supreme Court of Texas. The brief argues that the City of Laredo’s plastic bag ban conflicts with Texas state law, which preempts ordinances that prohibit the use or sale of a container or package for solid waste management purposes. In August 2016, the Fourth Court of Appeals ruled against the plastic bag ban, finding that the City’s ordinance is preempted by state law and “unenforceable as a matter of ... more »

X22 Report, “Federal & State Tax Receipts Are Declining Rapidly, Expect A Hard Landing”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
X22 Report, “Federal & State Tax Receipts Are Declining Rapidly, Expect A Hard Landing” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIbl-DrzGUM *Related followup report:* X22 Report, “The Trap Has Been Set For The Criminal Empire, It's Only A Matter Of Time” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjSK5d7GsDY

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“A jewel of the southern sky, the Great Carina Nebula, also known as NGC 3372, spans over 300 light-years, one of our galaxy's largest star forming regions. Like the smaller, more northerly Great Orion Nebula, the Carina Nebula is easily visible to the unaided eye, though at a distance of 7,500 light-years it is some 5 times farther away. This gorgeous telescopic close-up reveals remarkable details of the region's central glowing filaments of interstellar gas and obscuring cosmic dust clouds. The field of view is over 50 light-years across. *Click image for larger size.* The Carina ... more »

Chet Raymo, “We Are Such Stuff...”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“We Are Such Stuff...”* by Chet Raymo “Be not afeard; the isle is full of noises, Sounds and sweet airs, that give delight, and hurt not. Sometimes a thousand twangling instruments Will hum about mine ears, and sometimes voices, That, if I then had wak'd after long sleep, Will make me sleep again.” "Caliban is talking to Stephano and Trinculo in Shakespeare's “Tempest”, telling them not to be "afeard" of the mysterious place they find themselves, an island seemingly beset with magic, strangeness, ineffable presences. And you and I, and, yes, all of us, find ourselves inexplicably th... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 3 hours ago
I don't have a clever take on the health care situation. I just want to point out that it's time for all hands on deck. Vox's Sarah Kliff writes: The Affordable Care Act is in deep trouble — in Washington and large swaths of the country. Senate Republicans began to coalesce around the framework of a plan to repeal and replace the law last week. Their plan would, like the bill the House passed in May, almost certainly cause millions of low-income Americans to lose coverage by ending the Medicaid expansion. It would help the young and healthy at the expense of the older and the sick. ... more »

U.S. Secret Service: 'Has No Audio, Transcripts Of Trump Tapes'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*FOX News*: *Secret Service says it has no audio, transcripts of Trump 'tapes* The Secret Service said Monday that it has no audio or transcripts of any recordings made within President Trump's White House, but did not categorically say that recordings of conversations between Trump and fired FBI Director James Comey do not exist. The agency was responding to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from the Wall Street Journal. It did not rule out that the conversations between Trump and Comey could have been recorded by another entity. The Secret Service has previously bee... more »

California Couple Pleads Guilty to Hoarding 170 Yorkies

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
A San Diego County couple has pleaded guilty to hoarding the dogs in filthy conditions, entering pleas to animal neglect.

Is the Old NATO Dead?

Salvatore Babones at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Salvatore Babones* *Security, Europe* [image: Immediate Response 2012 training event in Slunj, Croatia. Flickr/Department of Defense] When President Donald Trump travels to Poland this week to meet with its embattled president Andrzej Duda, the two will have a lot to talk about. Both are alternately ridiculed and pilloried in the international press and both are intensely disliked at European Union headquarters in Brussels. Both have been labeled nationalists, demagogues and even dictators-in-the-making. And both of them question NATO’s capacity to act as an effective defensive... more »

Christian History Shows Why an Islamic Reformation Is Harder Than It Sounds

Joseph Loconte at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Joseph Loconte* *Politics, Europe* [image: Stained-glass window depicting Martin Luther and John Calvin. © Hartmann Linge, Wikimedia Commons, CC-by-sa 3.0] Five hundred years after Martin Luther unleashed his jeremiad against the Catholic Church, a question has seized the attention of the West with a special urgency: can Islam undergo its own reformation? The terrorist attack on Iran’s national parliament and shrine to Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini; the assault on security officials in Paris; the knife-wielding attack in London; the rampage against teenage concert-goers in Manche... more »

How Muslim Extremists Exploit European Liberalism

Robert G. Rabil at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Robert G. Rabil* *Society, Europe* [image: Sri Lankan mosque at sunset. Pixabay/Public domain] Coming on the heels of the Manchester terror attack targeting British youth, the recent terrorist act in London is the last in a series of attacks across Europe that displayed the eerie savagery of violence carried out in the name of Islam. The Islamic State claimed credit and proclaimed that a detachment of its fighters carried out the terror attack. British prime minister Theresa May condemned the attack and assertively declared that “enough is enough.” She vowed to undertake a sweep... more »

One Belt, One Road: Why Trump Should Get Behind China's Economic Growth Plan

Doug Bandow at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Doug Bandow* *Economics, Asia* Like Hong Kong, Macau enjoys special status within China. The Special Administrative Region is effectively governed by Beijing, but retains liberal freedoms reflecting its Portuguese heritage. Much smaller than neighboring Hong Kong, Macau relies on gaming rather than finance as its economic foundation. The Special Administrative Region took a major economic hit in 2015 in the midst of the Xi government’s crackdown on corruption and ostentatious living. The flow of Chinese “whales” to Macau’s casinos slowed and the economy retrenched. Macau has si... more »

A Defeated Theresa May, Her Government And Career In Shambles, Blames Trump, Cancels His Visit

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Brits, especially Londoners, love a good march and mass demonstration. It's an excuse to get out doors and mingle and express one's political passions. There was never any doubt that a state visit by Trump would trigger headline-grabbing loud, massive protests. He may have pictured himself riding around imperiously with the Queen, waving from her golden carriage, but his security detail was probably preparing for the worst possible situation that's ever confronted an American president traveling abroad. Now it looks like Trump will be the only president in over 6 decades *not* to ... more »

US Troops Kill Three Civilians After Afghan Roadside Bombing

Jason Ditz at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 4 hours ago
[image: undefined] A US military convoy in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar Province was hit by a roadside bomb earlier today, with Pentagon officials quick to insist that no one was wounded in the incident. Three civilians, however, two of them children, were killed in the immediate aftermath. The US troops responded to the bomb hitting their vehicle by getting out and firing indiscriminately, according to Afghan police, who say that the US gunfire killed a brickworker named Ziyar Gul, and two of his children, both 10-year-old boys. A third son who was present at the scene survived,... more »

US Troops Kill Three Civilians After Afghan Roadside Bombing

Jason Ditz at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 4 hours ago
[image: undefined] A US military convoy in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar Province was hit by a roadside bomb earlier today, with Pentagon officials quick to insist that no one was wounded in the incident. Three civilians, however, two of them children, were killed in the immediate aftermath. The US troops responded to the bomb hitting their vehicle by getting out and firing indiscriminately, according to Afghan police, who say that the US gunfire killed a brickworker named Ziyar Gul, and two of his children, both 10-year-old boys. A third son who was present at the scene survived,... more »

US Troops Kill Three Civilians After Afghan Roadside Bombing

Jason Ditz at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 4 hours ago
[image: undefined] A US military convoy in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar Province was hit by a roadside bomb earlier today, with Pentagon officials quick to insist that no one was wounded in the incident. Three civilians, however, two of them children, were killed in the immediate aftermath. The US troops responded to the bomb hitting their vehicle by getting out and firing indiscriminately, according to Afghan police, who say that the US gunfire killed a brickworker named Ziyar Gul, and two of his children, both 10-year-old boys. A third son who was present at the scene survived,... more »

US Troops Kill Three Civilians After Afghan Roadside Bombing

Jason Ditz at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 4 hours ago
[image: undefined] A US military convoy in Afghanistan’s eastern Nangarhar Province was hit by a roadside bomb earlier today, with Pentagon officials quick to insist that no one was wounded in the incident. Three civilians, however, two of them children, were killed in the immediate aftermath. The US troops responded to the bomb hitting their vehicle by getting out and firing indiscriminately, according to Afghan police, who say that the US gunfire killed a brickworker named Ziyar Gul, and two of his children, both 10-year-old boys. A third son who was present at the scene survived,... more »

Arkansas School Gets $11M for Infectious Disease Research

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services agency is awarding the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences an $11 million federal grant for research on infectious diseases. The grant is from an arm of the National Institutes of Health, The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported. It’s the second grant for a program […]

AG’s Office Reviewing University of Louisville Foundation Audit

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — More information is needed to determine whether the University of Louisville Foundation’s mismanagement — uncovered by a blistering audit – “crossed the line into criminal” activity, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear said Monday. Beshear told reporters that his office is reviewing the audit to determine whether its findings exposed potential violations of […]

Trump Puts Focus on Wisconsin’s Growing Apprentice Program

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker once told then-candidate Donald Trump “we don’t need an apprentice in the White House.” But on Tuesday the president and his daughter Ivanka Trump will join Walker to tour Waukesha County Technical College and talk about the importance of providing on-the-job training to workers in industries that sometimes struggle […]

Video Shows Penn State Frat Pledge in Agony After Fall

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
BELLEFONTE, Pa. — Security camera footage played Monday at a hearing for Penn State fraternity members shows a pledge in apparent agony in the hours after falling down basement steps — and members of the fraternity he had just joined trying to physically restrain him. Selections from the grainy footage began with 19-year-old Tim Piazza […]

So what about that bizarre televised cabinet meeting today where each member took time to kiss Trump's ass publicly?

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 4 hours ago
Courtesy of CNBC: *Typically, a president's initial comments mark the end of on-camera coverage of White House Cabinet meetings, with administration aides then escorting members of the small press "pool" out of the room. But Trump invited reporters to remain as he called on his senior-most advisers to "go around, name your position" and say a few words about the administration's work. * *"Start with Mike," Trump said, referring to his vice president. Mike Pence, whom Trump kept in the dark for two weeks after learning that then-National Security Adviser Michael Flynn had given th... more »

NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman Is Heading To North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*CNN:* *Exclusive: Dennis Rodman heading to North Korea* Hong Kong and Washington (CNN)NBA Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman is expected to arrive in North Korea Tuesday, according to two officials in that country who spoke to CNN. CNN spotted Rodman at Beijing International Airport, where he declined to answer questions. Rodman would be arriving in Pyongyang at a time of heightened tension between Washington and Pyongyang, which is currently detaining four Americans. It's unclear what the purpose of Rodman's visit to the secretive country could be, but the eccentric former basketball... more »

Google Announces New Tech That Connects Your Online Behavior to Real World Purchases

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Terence Newton* - It 'closes the loop' for advertisers, and is an admission of serious new surveillance capacities. The post Google Announces New Tech That Connects Your Online Behavior to Real World Purchases appeared first on Waking Times.

How Science Is Losing Its Humanity

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 5 hours ago
The Closing of the Scientific Mind is a plea for scientists to celebrate and enhance humanity rather than belittle human life. Author David Gelernter is a professor of computer science at Yale. His book Subjectivism: The Mind from Inside will be published by Norton later this year. Excerpts below. The huge cultural authority science […]

Charles Manson Granted Parole?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
Reports that the notorious criminal is being let out of prison are fake news.

‘Joe the Plumber’ Dies in Freak Accident After Announcing Bid for Congress?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
Reports that the minor celebrity from the 2008 U.S. presidential campaign was killed in a freak accident are fake news.

Megyn Kelly Says Important to ‘Shine a Light’ on Alex Jones

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
Kelly defended her decision to feature "InfoWars" host Alex Jones on her NBC newsmagazine despite taking heat from families of Sandy Hook shooting victims and others, saying it's her job to "shine a light" on newsmakers.

Illinois Lawmaker’s ‘COVFEFE Act’ Would Ban Trump from Deleting Tweets

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
The bill would expand the Presidential Records Act to include the president's use of his personal account.

Did the Man Who Discovered the HIV Virus Confess to ‘Inventing’ It?

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
A bizarre, entirely false story originated on a web site notorious for bizarre, entirely false stories.

The Shocking Future Revealed

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago
Love And Saucers

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 12, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Ralph Jennings, First Post*:* 3 Scenarios For Resolving The Dangerous Shutdown Of Qatar* Qatar is trying to find its way out of sudden, economically dangerous isolation imposed by Middle Eastern neighbors who suspect it of supporting Muslim extremist groups. Cuts in air travel and trade since May 23 by a half dozen nations threaten the tiny Persian Gulf state’s economic foundation. Some reports question where people’s food will come from. But Qatar still has friends. If the modern country of 2.24 million people can convince angry skeptics, countries such as Saudi Arabia, it’s not... more »

World News Briefs -- June 12, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*File Photo*: A member of the Iraqi rapid response forces walks past a wall painted with the black flag commonly used by Islamic State militants, at a hospital damaged by clashes during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in the Wahda district of eastern... REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani *Reuters*:* Islamic State calls for attacks in West, Russia, Middle East, Asia during Ramadan* An audio message purporting to come from the spokesman of Islamic State called on followers to launch attacks in the United States, Europe, Russia, Australia, Iraq, Syria, Iran, and the Ph... more »

Christian Athlete Withdraws From U.S. Soccer After Team Announces “Gay Pride” Jerseys

Dave Bohon at rss - 5 hours ago
[image: christian-athlete-withdraws-from-u-s-soccer-after-team-announces-gay-pride-jerseys] An openly Christian member of the U.S. Soccer team has withdrawn herself from the team's roster following an announcement that the team would be sporting rainbow-colored jerseys throughout the month of June in support of “Gay Pride” month.

Why Are We Attacking the Syrians Who Are Fighting ISIS?

Ron Paul at rss - 5 hours ago
[image: why-are-we-attacking-the-syrians-who-are-fighting-isis] Just when you thought our Syria policy could not get any worse, last week it did. The US military twice attacked Syrian government forces from a military base it illegally occupies inside Syria. According to the Pentagon, the attacks on Syrian government-backed forces were “defensive” because the Syrian fighters were approaching a US self-declared “de-confliction” zone inside Syria. The Syrian forces were pursuing ISIS in the area, but the US attacked anyway.

Trump: Opening of New Pennsylvania Coal Mine Is Due to “Less Regulation”

Warren Mass at rss - 5 hours ago
[image: trump-opening-of-new-pennsylvania-coal-mine-is-due-to-less-regulation] President Trump celebrated the opening of a new coal mine in Pennsylvania as an example of what can be accomplished when government eliminates crippling regulations.

Chelsea Manning: Surviving Prison Took Priority Over Personal Reflection

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 5 hours ago
Chelsea Manning breaks through establishment media's conventional framing of her case to offer new details on her struggle to survive these past years. The post Chelsea Manning: Surviving Prison Took Priority Over Personal Reflection appeared first on Shadowproof.

Trump's 'America First' Puts Native America Last by Lisa Deville

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
Trump and White House Budget Cuts By Lisa DeVille, Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, Mandaree, North Dakota, President of Fort Berthold P.O.W.E.R Censored News The end of May, 2017 Trump and the White House Released its Budget Proposal jeopardizing the future of Native American people and the and tribes. The Federal Government has failed to hold up the trust

Richard Croxdale : METRO | San Marcos’s limited minimum wage law has gotten little attention

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 5 hours ago
The law, in force since last November, applies only to businesses seeking economic incentives. By Richard Croxdale | The Rag Blog | June 12, 2017 SAN MARCOS, Texas — $15 an hour x 40 hours a week = $600 a … finish reading Richard Croxdale : *METRO* | San Marcos’s limited minimum wage law has gotten little attention

SpaceX's Next Mission Will Be To Launch The U.S. Air Force's X-37B

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
X-37B *Bloomberg:* *Musk’s SpaceX Joins the Military* The Air Force is trusting the billionaire to launch its secret space plane this summer, and the stakes are high. Not long ago, SpaceX founder Elon Musk cracked what he once labeled a monopoly for Defense Department space launches, successfully breaking into a business that was dominated by United Launch Alliance LLC. The DOD’s appetite for space access is voracious, given the myriad reconnaissance, defense, and communications roles there, coupled with a future where conflicts are almost certain to involve space assets. Musk’s ... more »

Tuesday Not-so Short Shorts

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 6 hours ago
*Went cycling in the succulent hills in northern Miaoli/southern Hsinchu this weekend. Got lost a lot...* Frozen Garlic has a great write up of the KMT Chairman election. He observes of Wu Den-yih's attempt to return to the KMT center.... My guess is that Wu will be fairly successful at holding the broader KMT coalition together. I don’t expect a spate of new splinter parties from the blue side, at least not in the next year and a half. However, I think Wu is overestimating the number of voters who are waiting to be pulled back into the KMT coalition. In 2012, 54% voted for Ma or S... more »

Steady progress by Syrian government forces in Homs province (Map update)

Ivan Castro at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:10 A.M.) – Monday turned out rather successful for Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies in Homs province as they managed to make several gains in eastern Palmyra countryside and in the area northwest of T-4 Airbase. As Al-Masdar News reported earlier on Monday, SAA’s 5th Corps units seized several points around […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Twelve fighters killed in a deadly Al-Qaeda suicide attack in southern Yemen

Naseh Shaker at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
SANA’A, YEMEN (1:30 A.M.) – Unidentified militants carried out a suicide terrorist attack on “Elite forces” camp in southeastern Yemen early in the morning on Monday, killing at least 10 militiamen and 2 servicemen of UAE-backed Yemeni military units. The attack took place near the town of Bedha, in the oil-producing province of Hadramout, and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

[Graphic 18+] Houthi counterattack in Taiz leaves a dozen pro-Saudi fighters dead

Naseh Shaker at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
SANA’A, YEMEN (0:45 A.M.) – Yemeni Ansar Allah movement (best known as Houthis) conducted a counterattack against pro-Saudi forces in Al-Salou district of Taiz province on Monday. Two days ago militants of the armed groups loyal to ousted president Hadi (Saudi protégé) managed to advance in the area capturing a number of sites. Monday’s Houthi […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Norwegian oil company, DNO, refuses to pay workers in Yemen

Brad Blankenship at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
(SANA’A, YEMEN) DNO, founded in Oslo, Norway in the year 1991 is an oil and gas company listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange that holds stakes in various oil and gas blocks in the Middle East including the Kurdistan region of Iraq, the Republic of Yemen, the Sultanate of Oman, the United Arab Emirates, the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ÚLTIMA HORA: ISIS se retira; el Ejército sirio avanza hacia Raqa

Alvaro A. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
El Ejército Árabe Sirio (EAS) reanudó su ofensiva en el norte de Siria, el lunes, dirigiéndose a las últimas posiciones del Estado Islámico (ISIL) a lo largo del eje Raqa-Alepo. Dirigidos por su unidad de élite “Fuerzas del Tigre”, el Ejército Árabe Sirio asaltó un número de aldeas en la región de al-Raqqa occidental, golpeando […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

EILMELDUNG: Massenrückzug des IS, syrische Armee rückt weiter in der Rakka-Provinz vor

Benjamin T. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
BEIRUT, LIBANON (18:35) – Die syrische Armee (SAA) hat ihre Offensive im Norden Syriens fortgesetzt und hat am Montag die letzten IS-Positionen entlang der Rakka-Aleppo Achse ins Visier genommen. Angeführt von den Tiger Forces, hat die syrische Armee einige Dörfer im westlichen Teil der Rakka-Provinz gestürmt und hat die schwachen Defensivstellungen des islamischen Staates von […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Suriye ordusu Rakka’da hızla ilerliyor: 15’den fazla köy kurtarıldı

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
Deyr Hafir ve Meskene bölgesindeki taarruzları başarılı bir şekilde tamamlayan Kaplan Kuvvetleri öncülüğündeki birlikler, Halep-Rakka ekseninde yeni bir operasyona başladı. Rakka’nın batı kırsalında, Kaplan Kuvvetleri’nin öncülüğünde başlayan taarruzda ilk olarak IŞİD’in savunması kuzeyden zayıflatıldı. Askeri kaynaklar, savunma hatlarının düşmesinin ardından nihai taarruza geçen birliklerin 15’ten fazla köyü kontrol altına aldığını duyurdu. Güvenlik ve EYP temizliği […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

The Meaning of Life According to Terence McKenna

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Dylan Charles* - His sage philosophy shines a bright light on the colossal folly of such dark times. The post The Meaning of Life According to Terence McKenna appeared first on Waking Times.

North Korea Threatens To Nuke New York City

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
A set of photos carried by North Korea's main newspaper, the Rodong Sinmun, on June 9, 2017, shows the test-firing of a new ground-to-ship cruise missile. (Yonhap) *Yonhap News Agency*:* N. Korea will test-fire ICBM in not too distant future: party's official newspaper* SEOUL, June 10 (Yonhap) -- North Korea's official newspaper claimed Saturday that a test-firing of an intercontinental ballistic missile is not far away. "The series of recent strategic weapons tests show that we are not too far away from test-firing an intercontinental ballistic missile," the Rodong Sinmun said i... more »

Advice for the 2017 Labour Intake

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
*Taking a break from politics for a night because. However, it hasn't escaped my notice that 36 new Labour MPs were elected to the Commons last Thursday (well, 35 if you take of Chris Williamson as he is a repeat offender). That means I get to dust this down this (lightly edited) advice again from earlier in the year. Readers may recall its appearance in the wake of Labour's victorious by-election in Stoke. Some might ask what do I know about politics, and who the hell am I to proffer advice to Labour's newly-elected? After all, I'm just an ordinary member with a ... more »

Ivanka Trump claims that she was not expecting "this level of viciousness." New York Times editor reminds her who her father is, calls her "a filthy liar."

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 7 hours ago
"There is a level of viciousness that I was not expecting...but this isn't supposed to be easy." -@IvankaTrump pic.twitter.com/viiMQ2ij1d — FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) June 12, 2017 Courtesy of CNN: *Asked whether it was hard to get things done in light of the ongoing Russia investigation, Trump admitted she was "a little blindsided" by distractions she attributed to media "ferocity." * *"It is hard. And there is a level of viciousness that I was not expecting. I was not expecting the intensity of this experience, but this isn't supposed to be easy. My father and this administ... more »

Did NBA Refs Earn a $10 Million Bonus After Series Went to Game 5?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
An article that appeared to report that referees were bribed to poorly officiate a playoff game was a piece of satire.

U.S.-led Forces Accused of Using White Phosphorus in Syria and Iraq

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
Human rights monitors are investigating whether the incendiary weapon was deployed in civilian-populated parts of Raqqa and Mosul.

Railways in Taiwan History: Talks on Jun 15, Thurs SOAS

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 7 hours ago
This is a reminder for the 3 talks on the history of railways in Taiwan on 15 June, Thursday, at SOAS. Dr Michael Reilly and Dr Hsu Nai-yi. The talks are free and all are welcome! Details Below Alisan Train 485 186 56 The Push Cart Lines of Taiwan: The Forgotten Key to The Island's Development? Michael Reilly Driving Steam Train 485 186 56 Speaker: Dr Michael Reilly Date: 15 June 2017Time: 1:00 PM Finishes: 15 June 2017Time: 2:30 PM Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: KLT Type of Event: Talk Abstract The first successful railway in Imperial China was built on Taiwan... more »

"Unmoor The Boat..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"Unmoor the boat, we could go down river. History is a collection of found objects washed up through time. Goods, ideas, personalities surface towards us and then sink away and some we hook out and others we ignore. And as the pattern changes so does the meaning. We cannot rely on the facts. Time that returns everything, changes everything... a bundle of abandoned clothes. The end of one identity and the beginning of another. History is a madman's museum. I think I understand some of this, but it's all subject to the tide. Unmoor the boat. Part miracle part madness. My life is a ser... more »

Does America Need Nuclear-Armed Cruise Missiles?

Luke O’Brien at The National Interest - 7 hours ago
*Luke O’Brien* *Security, * With Russia’s deployment of the new SSC-8 ground-launched cruise missile, the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty appears to be in its last death-throes. But what should the U.S. do in response to the treaty's demise? One suggestion is to bring back the nuclear version of the Tomahawk sea-launched cruise missile, the Tomahawk Land Attack Missile - Nuclear, or TLAM-N. The last TLAM-N was dismantled in 2013, though U.S. submarines hadn’t patrolled with them since President George H.W. Bush’s 1991 Presidential Nuclear Initiatives. Much of this ... more »

Qatar Chaos: Washington's Middle East Mass Confusion

Daniel McAdams at Peace and Prosperity - 7 hours ago
Shortly after President Trump returned from his Middle East trip, Saudi Arabia and other members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) broke diplomatic relations with fellow GCC member Qatar and established a blockade around the tiny country. The Saudi pretext was that Qatar supported terrorism and interfered in the affairs of other countries -- something the Saudis do in spades. President Trump initially signaled support for the Saudi move, but his Secretary of State and Defense Secretary, likely understanding that the largest US military base in the Middle East is in Qatar, have u... more »

Communist FALN Terrorist Honored at Puerto Rican Day Parade

Selwyn Duke at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: communist-faln-terrorist-honored-at-puerto-rican-day-parade] “We learn from history that we do not learn from history,” said German philosopher Georg Hegel. This certainly applies to the resurgent support for Marxism and the tolerance for her adherents, bloody though their hands may be. A good example is the honoring of communist FALN terrorist Oscar López Rivera at Sunday’s New York City Puerto Rican Day parade.

Is President Trump Using His Office To Unjustly Enrich Himself?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*New York Times:* *Maryland and D.C. Sue Trump Over His Private Businesses* In a new legal challenge to President Trump, the Democratic attorneys general of Maryland and the District of Columbia filed a lawsuit Monday claiming that the president’s failure to shed his businesses has undermined public trust and violated constitutional bans against self-dealing. The complaint, filed in a Maryland federal court, makes many of the same arguments in a lawsuit filed earlier this year by a Washington watchdog organization in a New York federal court. But some legal experts said the new su... more »

Massive Anti-Corruption Protests In Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Across Russia, Protesters Heed Navalny’s Anti-Kremlin Rallying Cry* MOSCOW — A wave of antigovernment demonstrations rolled across Russia on Monday as thousands of people gathered in scores of cities to protest corruption and political stagnation despite vigorous attempts by the authorities to thwart or ban the rallies. The police detained the architect of the national protests, the Kremlin critic Aleksei A. Navalny, as he emerged from his apartment building to attend a rally that he had forced into the center of Moscow. There were scattered reports of hundre... more »

Denmark is killing Tesla

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 7 hours ago
Denmark is killing Tesla (translation – electric car sales plummet after Denmark cuts subsidies) https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-06-02/denmark-is-killing-tesla-and-other-electric-cars Now who would have guessed it!

Golden-cheeked warbler endangered no more! Environmentalists pout rather than celebrate successful recovery of bird species in Texas

Content Multimedia - 7 hours ago
By Robert Henneke The best available science today shows that the species is not endangered: the warbler was either listed in error or has recovered since listing. The ESA’s purpose in terms of the golden-cheeked warbler has been accomplished, and Texas private property owners should not longer be burdened by further, unwarranted federal regulation.

Editorial: Warbler should be delisted as an endangered species

Content Multimedia - 7 hours ago
By Erin Wilcox The restoration of the golden-cheeked warbler population is a success story worth celebrating by removing it from the endangered list and restoring the rights of Texas landowners to effectively manage our own properties.

Statement from Iranian Peace Group

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
*We condemn those waging terrorist attacks on Iran and advocating new wars in the Middle East!* We have received reports of the terrorist attacks on the Majlis, Iranian Parliament, in the heart of Tehran, and also in the grounds of Ayatollah Khomeini’s mausoleum in Behesht-e Zahra cemetery in south Tehran. According to some reports, the Daesh (Islamic State) terrorist group has claimed responsibility for these murderous and inhumane acts. There are reports of several fatalities and injuries. As an organisation devoted to the campaign for peace, the Association for Defence of P... more »

New wave antisemitism

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 8 hours ago
The BBC hasn’t reported this story, but it reached the Times (£) today. *TV film on migrant Muslims’ hate of Europe’s Jews axed* You’d think the BBC would be interested, since it concerns a TV film about migrants. TV film. Migrants. What’s not to like? But no. This story is not so much about migrants; it’s more about censorship. The BBC knows about that too, but probably isn’t keen on giving this particular censorship-related revelation the oxygen of publicity. You’ve probably seen the story. It was blogged by Not a Sheep, Breitbart, Pamela Geller and The Times of Israel. COLO... more »

The evils of Social Liberal Imperialism

Nedka Babliku at The Duran - 8 hours ago
The west spits on the patriotism of others while allowing its own arrogance and pride to be exported throughout the world using military force. The post The evils of Social Liberal Imperialism appeared first on The Duran .

Formaldehyde Exposure In Marijuana Vaping

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 8 hours ago
Formaldehyde sounds scary because it is for dead bodies. But it is also produced in our natural cellular respiration. Clearly "the dose makes the embalming fluid" but groups who want to scare people about diet soda whisper about its presence. And it is present, in levels that will be carcinogenic if you drink 7,000 sodas per day. More recently its presence in nicotine vaping liquid was being touted. read more

“Power Beyond Mind Control”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Power Beyond Mind Control”* by Jon Rappoport “All thought is not the same. There is random static. There is repetitious and circular rumination. There is thought devoted to solving a problem or analyzing a situation. Then there is thought that occurs when one is creating something that never existed before. To blithely say that ‘externally inserted’ mind control can replace all levels of thinking without a person being aware of what is going on is foolish.” - Jon Rappoport, “The Underground” “Consciousness wants to create new consciousness, and it can. Imagination is how it does... more »

“This Creepy Patent Proves They Can Remotely Hijack Your Nervous System”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Truthstream Media, “This Creepy Patent Proves They Can Remotely Hijack Your Nervous System” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yf_EdKxfDiY Website: http://TruthstreamMedia.com

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Villahermosa, Tabasco, Mexico. Thanks for stopping by!

"Cowards Die Many times..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
- William Shakespeare, “Julius Caesar”, Act 2, Scene 2

Chris Carney, One Of The Worst Blue Dogs Ever, Wants To Ride The Anti-Trump Wave Back To Congress

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
I thought that Denny Heck and Cheri Bustos, respectively, the chair and vic-chair of the DCCC recruitment committee, had the worst idea ever when they tried to recruit corrupt conservative party boy Patrick Murphy to run for the open Miami seat that is being abandoned by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen. I've been told that even if Heck and Bustos were too obtuse to realize it, Murphy figured out that a 73% Hispanic district is probably not his highway back to a career. So they came up with an even worse idea-- or, at least, one as absolutely horrible. Who remembers sleazy Pennsylvania Blue Dog... more »

Did the Trumps Invite Mostly White Children to the Easter Egg Roll? We Still Don’t Know

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
The White House has yet to release a list of schools or districts invited to the annual event after some claimed children in attendance appeared less diverse than in previous years.

What Intel Did President Trump Exactly Leaked When He Met The Russians In May

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Now, the New York Times has more details about what President Trump (center) told Russians Sergei Lavrov (left) and Sergei Kislyak (right) in the Oval Office in May *Daily Mail*:* Inside what Trump leaked to the Russians: He told them details of how Israeli cyberspies got inside ISIS bombmaking cell and discovered their plans for laptop battery bombs* * The New York Times is out with a report shedding more light on what details President Trump told the Russians * Israel's cyberoperators penetrated a cell of ISIS bombmakers in Syria and found out their plans to make bombs that loo... more »

Is The Special Counsel Investigation Led By Robert Mueller On The Trump Campaign Already Tainted?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Former FBI Director James Comey, left, was fired last week. Now his good friend and predecessor at the bureau, Robert Mueller, has been appointed special counsel for an investigation into Trump associates' alleged links with the Russians. (Joshua Roberts, Molly Riley/Reuters) *Legal Insurrection*: *Robert Mueller should step aside: Friends shouldn’t be investigating friends* *James Comey tainted the Special Counsel investigation.* The Special Counsel investigation led by Robert Mueller barely has gotten off the ground, and already there is a stench. That stench was created by form... more »

Silent Epidemic | The Untold Story of Vaccines Documentary

Ceribalius at OYE Alternative News - 9 hours ago
This documentary is several years old now but as relevant as ever today. With what we know now with the CDC cover up regarding the links found between the MMR vaccination and Autism, its time we all questioned exactly what we are putting into our own bodies, but more importantly our children's bodies. The post Silent Epidemic | The Untold Story of Vaccines Documentary appeared first on OYE Alternative News.

President Macron marches to parliamentary majority in France

Mabel Berezin, Professor of Sociology, Cornell University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 9 hours ago
“Bien joué” – or “well played” – was sprawled across a picture of Emmanuel Macron on the cover of the newspaper Libération the day after he won the French presidential election. And more congratulations are in order after the first round of the legislative elections. Today’s Libération cover shows Macron resting his chin on what looks like his fist – with the letters OPA, the French acronym for “corporate takeover” sprawled across the picture. The cover of Libération on the day after the first round of voting for the French Parliament. Since Macron founded his party, En Marche!... more »

Did Frito-Lay Issue a Product Recall Due to Salmonella Fears?

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
A report uses somewhat alarmist language, but accurately recounts a real recall of two potato chip products.

Was Chelsea Clinton ‘Thrown to the Floor’ and Handcuffed?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
A fake news site spread a claim that a "furious" Chelsea Clinton was roughly detained on corruption charges after a confession by a nonexistent senator.

Dónde está Tierra Firme?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
Jeremy Corbyn chases the Tories The Dems chase Bernie Sanders they need him to keep the flock close at hand Bernie who supports Israel supports Syria attack helps demonize Russia helped fund the Iraq/Afghan wars supported Yugoslavia take down and Libya wants the boondoggle F-15 based in his state... Sanders is good on minimum wage health care environment all good liberal issues used to shield Dems from criticism of their foreign policy... the armpit of corporate capital American exceptionalism Lately Bernie made subtle suggestion 'Me and Jeremy' same-same.... Not quite. Corbyn an ... more »

Attorney General Jeff Sessions WILL testify during an open hearing before the Senate Intelligence Committee tomorrow. Popcorn anyone?

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 9 hours ago
Uh oh.Courtesy of Politico: *Attorney General Jeff Sessions will testify in an open hearing Tuesday before the Senate Intelligence Committee on his role in the unfolding Russia investigation, according to congressional and Justice Department officials. * *Sessions informed Congress over the weekend that he will appear before the intelligence committee, rather than before previously scheduled hearings regarding funding for the Justice Department. * *The attorney general is facing increased scrutiny from lawmakers after former FBI Director James Comey testified last week that he kn... more »

U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals Rules Against President Trump's Revised Travel Ban

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*L.A. Times*:* 9th Circuit Court of Appeals refuses to reinstate Trump's travel ban* A federal appeals court on Monday refused to lift a hold on President Trump’s revised travel order barring new visas for nationals from six predominantly Muslim countries. The unanimous, unsigned ruling by a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals was the latest in a string of legal defeats the administration has suffered. The administration has said it will take its case to the U.S. Supreme Court. The travel order issue is already before the Supreme Court because of a separat... more »

June 12:a mad, mad world

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 10 hours ago
http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/canadian-military-latvia-1.4155341 http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/canadian-troops-latvia-1.4155939 Two views on Canadian troops now in Latvia. Note how the first one, in particular, draws attention to Russian 'aggression' in Crimea. In fact, though, this all began with the overthrow of the elected government of Ukraine - by U.S. agents. And Crimea has a population that is largely Russian. So who's the aggressor? Why is Canada putting its troops at such risk? Because Canada is a colony obeying its mother country. ________________________________________... more »

Standing Rock Water Protectors European Tour Triumphant in Europe, Concludes in Spain and Italy

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
. Rachel Heaton, Muckleshoot; Waste Win Young, Dakota Lakota from Standing Rock; Rafael Gonzalez, Dakota, and Nataanii Means, Dine' Lakota, leading Anti-Trump Parade in NATO. Above: Nataanii Means, Dine' Lakota; Rachel Heaton, Muckleshoot; and Rafael Gonzalez, Dakota with friends. Rachel Heaton in Barcelona, Spain (Above and below) Standing Rock Water Protectors European

ISIL u općem povlaćenju dok Sirijska vojska napreduje u Raqqu

Daniel Horvat at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (18:35) U ponedjeljak Sirijska arapska vojska nastavila je ofanzivu na području sjeverne Sirije, imajući za cilj posljednja uporišta Islamske države duž osovine Raqqa – Alep. Pod vodstvom elitnih Tigrova, Sirijska Arapska Vojska u jurišu je oslobodila nekoliko sela na području zapadne Al-Raqqe, udarajući na oslabljena uporišta Islamske države iz sjevernog boka. Prema neimenovanom […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

İranlı ünlü general, Irak sınırına ulaşan Suriye ordusunu ziyaret etti (Fotoğraflar)

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
İran’ın en ünlü generallerinden olan Kudüs Gücü’nün komutanı Kasım Süleymani, Irak-Suriye sınırında bulunan Suriye ordusu ve müttefik kuvvetlerini ziyaret etti. Kudüs Gücü’nün diğer komutanlarının da yer aldığı ziyarette, Irak sınırına ulaşmayı başaran birlikler denetlenirken; bizzat Süleymani’nin emriyle Suriye’ye gelen Iraklı gruplar ve Fatimiyyun Tugayı ile yeni taarruz planlamaları yapıldı. Öte yandan, sınırın Irak tarafında bulunan […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

МОЛНИЯ: Боевики ИГ массово отступают в провинции Ракка под ударами сирийской армии

Ivan Castro at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
В понедельник Сирийская Арабская Армия возобновила наступление на равнине Мескена, атаковав оставшиеся позиции террористической группировки “Исламское государство” вдоль административной границы провинций Алеппо и Ракка. Возглавляемые элитной дивизией “Тигр” правительтсвенные войска взяли штурмом ряд деревень на юго-западе провинции Ракка, прорвав слабые оборонительные порядки ИГ с севера. Источник в дивизии сообщил, что в общей сложности в ходе […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army liberates several points in east Homs

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:05 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is rolling in the eastern countryside of Homs, liberating a significant chunk of territory that was controlled by the Islamic State (ISIL). Backed by heavy Russian airstrikes, the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Corps was able to score direct hits on the Islamic State’s defenses, paving […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

“Sarin chemical agent stockpiles completely eradicated in Russia”: official

Ivan Castro at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7:05 P.M.) – All the stockpiles of sarin chemical agent in Russia have been liquidated, Russian Interfax agency reported citing Colonel General Valery Kapashin, head of the Federal Agency on safe keeping and liquidation of chemical weapons. “Following commitments to the international Chemical Weapons Convention and the federal programme on liquidation of chemical […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: ISIL in mass retreat as the Syrian Army advances into Raqqa

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:35 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their offensive in northern Syria, Monday, targeting the Islamic State’s (ISIL) last positions along the Raqqa-Aleppo axis. Led by their elite Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army stormed a number of villages in western Al-Raqqa, striking the Islamic State’s weak defenses from the northern […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Prominent Iranian general makes surprise visit to Iraqi-Syrian border

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – The prominent Iranian commander of the Al-Quds Force, Major General Qassem Suleimani, made a surprise visit to the Iraqi-Syrian border this week to meet with military personnel from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), Popular Mobilization Units (Hashd Al-Sha’abi), Liwaa Fatemiyoun, and Hezbollah. General Suleimani’s visit to the Syrian government-held crossing […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Iran Just Accused US of Alliance With ISIS — Claim They Have Proof to Back It Up

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: iranian]Senior Iranian officials have accused the US of supporting the Islamic State terrorist group and effectively forming an alliance with it, noting they have proof.

LIBYA: Celebrations erupt at news of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi’s prison release

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 10 hours ago
This could indicate a possible future direction for Libya. It also shatters a long discredited western mainstream media narrative about the country. The post LIBYA: Celebrations erupt at news of Saif al-Islam Gaddafi’s prison release appeared first on The Duran.

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Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Back in 2011, scientists claimed that climate change would drastically reduce Kenya’s tea production: Climate change will drastically reduce Kenya’s tea production over the next 40 years with suitable lands being pushed further up the altitude, denting earnings from one of the country’s top hard currency sources. Scientists from the […]

Did President Trump Send Letters Lauding Middle Schoolers On Their ‘Succuess’?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
A viral Facebook photograph purportedly showed a major spelling error in a congratulatory letter to students.

Was a Family Cited for a Viking Funeral on a California Lake?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
Reports that a family got ticketed for burning a boat with a body in it originated from a hoax news site.

Is the ‘Liar in Chief’ Time Magazine Cover Real?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
An image purportedly showing President Trump on the cover of Time Magazine with the headline "Liar in Chief" is fake.

Meet Native American fashion designer who's inspiring a whole generation of women

White Wolf at White Wolf - 10 hours ago
She designed T-shirts, sweatshirts, scarves and water bottles that support Native American activism. Los Angeles-based designer Bethany Yellowtail, 28, is out to flip the script by creating clothing that expertly weaves together a traditional Native American perspective with contemporary silhouettes, and as a result it does something that’s rare on today’s fashion landscape: It carves out a space for truly authentic Native American representation that all walks of life can wear and enjoy. Launched just three years ago, the designer’s B.Yellowtail label has amassed more than 36,50... more »

North Korea Could Test Nuclear-Tipped ICBM (That Can Hit America) This Year

Ryan Pickrell at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Ryan Pickrell* *Security, * North Korea may be close to testing an intercontinental ballistic missile, state media suggested Saturday. In recent months, North Korea has been testing a variety of missiles at an unprecedented pace. Over the past few weeks, the North has tested four new systems. North Korea has reliable short- and mid-range ballistic missiles, and its new intermediate-range ballistic missile has a range just short of an intercontinental ballistic missile and could comfortably hit Guam. The North also has successfully tested new anti-ship cruise missiles. As these... more »

U.S. Military Practices for A Second D-Day Landing (And Its Aimed at Russia)

Russ Read at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Russ Read* *Security, Europe* U.S. Marines engaged in a mock beach landing in the Baltics on Tuesday in a scene reminiscent of the D-Day landings of World War II. The drill took place as part of NATO’s Exercise Baltic Operations (BALTOPS), an annual exercise involving approximately 6,000 troops that runs from June 1 to 16. The drill, which took place on a beach in Latvia, is a key component of the exercise which aims to project NATO power from sea at a time when the Russian threat to the Baltics has taken a drastic increase. “What we want to do is practice and demonstrate the a... more »

North Korea Releases Details of Alleged Assassination Attempt On Kim Jong-un

Ryan Pickrell at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Ryan Pickrell* *Security, Asia* North Korean state media has released a video detailing an alleged assassination attempt on Kim Jong Un. Pyongyang accused the Central Intelligence Agency and South Korea’s National Intelligence Service in May of plotting to kill the North Korean dictator with a biochemical weapon at a military parade. In the recently-released video, Kim Song Il, who the North asserts was hired by foreign intelligence agencies to off the North Korean leader, claims that there were multiple plans. One scheme involved hiding a “nano-poisonous substance in an air co... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 10 hours ago
*Allen Dulles and one of his lovers Queen Frederika . DULLES was a Nazi and a Zionist - helping to run the SECRET GOVERNMENT* In 1956, Allen Dulles, the boss of the CIA, set up Operation Gladio. Dulles, and his allies in the UK and elsewhere, recruited thousands of former top Nazis, and other fascists, for Operation Gladio. Operation Gladio. The main purpose of Operation Gladio was to carry out false flag terrorist attacks, in order to promote a 'fascist' agenda. By 'fascist' we mean the brutal, racist philosophy of certain members of the rich elite, whether atheist, Christian, J... more »

An Evening with Donnie Wahlberg Event Sold Out: Generation Rescue to the Rescue!

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 11 hours ago
Chicago Friends: One of our presenting sponsors is donating several pairs of tickets for autism parents to attend the concert on Monday, June 19th. Please email concert@generationrescue.org if you would like to attend.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 11 hours ago
The special election in Georgia's 6th Congressional District will take place on June 20, and according to political analyst Stuart Rothenberg, it will be a spirit-crushing disaster for the Democrats if Jon Ossoff loses: *Almost a Must-Win for Democrats in Georgia 6* Democratic strategists may hate the idea that they must win the June 20 special election in Georgia’s 6th District, but that doesn’t make it any less true. Jon Ossoff’s defeat would not tell us what will happen seventeen months from now in the 2018 midterms any more than Republican Tim Burns’ defeat in a 2010 Pennsylvan... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Canadians: You Stand on Guard for This?'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
CANADIANS: YOU STAND ON GUARD FOR THIS? Posted on June 12, 2017 Mohawk Nation News http://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2017/06/12/canadians-you-stand-on-guard-for-this/ Please post and distribute. The colony of Canada was registered as a corporate company in Washington DC, owned by the Vatican shareholders. On July 1st you celebrate corporatism, also known as fascism, as Canada is one

Alan Alda's Art And Science Of Relating And Communicating

Hank Campbell at Science 2.0 blogs - 11 hours ago
You are about to hear a huge sigh of relief from the entire science journalism community, because Alan Alda, a man who can interview E.O. Wilson and Jim Watson with ease, who hosted the terrific Scientific American Frontiers, and founded the Alan Alda Center for Communication Science at Stony Brook University, has trouble communicating. read more

Sanders Rejects Nominee for OMB Deputy Director for His Christian Views

Steve Byas at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: sanders-rejects-nominee-for-omb-deputy-director-for-his-religious-views] Bernie Sanders makes it clear that any Christian who believes that it is necessary to believe in Jesus Christ for salvation is unfit for any office in the U.S. government. Does this violate the "religious test" clause?

Puerto Rico’s Vote for Statehood Means Nothing

Bob Adelmann at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: puerto-rico-s-vote-for-statehood-means-nothing] Sunday's vote by Puerto Ricans to become the 51st U.S. state isn't binding on the U.S. Congress (and the U.S. taxpayer), and it's likely to cost investors and vulture funds millions.

"Britain, Islam, and The Cult of Pacifism”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"Britain, Islam, and The Cult of Pacifism”* by Andrew Joyce, Ph.D “Fail, and that history turns into rubbish, All that great past to a trouble of fools.” - W.B. Yeats, "Three Marching Songs" "In 1937 the great Anglo-Irish poet William Butler Yeats was visited by a professor from India who, after lengthy discussion over lunch, requested a message to his country. ‘Let ten thousand men of one side meet the other. That is my message to India,’ replied Yeats, who then seized a Japanese sword and shouted, ‘Conflict, more conflict!’ To twenty-first-century ears, the message might seem biz... more »

"The Conventional View..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"The conventional view serves to protect us from the painful job of thinking." - John Kenneth Galbraith

Has the 40-Year Plan to Stop the Leakage at Fukushima Already Failed?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - Is there anyone who can make Fukushima a top international priority? The post Has the 40-Year Plan to Stop the Leakage at Fukushima Already Failed? appeared first on Waking Times.

Donald J. Trump makes an accurate claim!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*MONDAY, JUNE 12, 2017Pundits swear he didn't:* On Tuesday, May 9, Donald J. Trump gave James B. Comey the chance to spend more time with his family. Trump relieved Comey of his duties as director of the FBI. It was a highly unusual thing to do. In his letter to Comey, Trump made a surprising claim: ''I greatly appreciate you informing me, on three separate occasions, that I am not under investigation," Trump said, rather clownishly, as part of a very brief letter. In response, pundits rushed to make a pair of related claims: First, Donald J. Trump was lying again, a long list of ... more »

Ohio State exercise researcher resigns after retraction of CrossFit study

Andrew P. Han at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
The senior author of a lawsuit-spawning study of the CrossFit exercise program has resigned from his post at The Ohio State University. On June 2, we reported that the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research retracted the problematic study because it lacked approval from the institutional review board. The journal had previously corrected the study, […] The post Ohio State exercise researcher resigns after retraction of CrossFit study appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Longest Walk 5 in Princeton, Indiana Photos by Bad Bear

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Thank you Western Shoshone Long Walker and Photojournalist Carl 'Bad Bear' Sampson for sharing his photos of Long Walk 5 as it happens. Walkers just walked into Princeton, Indiana, with the message of halting drug abuse and domestic violence. Bad Bear has shared his photos from Longest Walk 2,3, 4 and now 5. Thank you! . Runners are beginning from the

Understanding the Cost of War: Moral Injury

Peter Van Buren at Peace and Prosperity - 11 hours ago
[image: undefined] “My guilt will never go away,” former Marine Matthew Hoh explained to me. “There is a significant portion of me that doesn’t believe it should be allowed to go away, that this pain is fair.” If America accepts the idea of fighting endless wars, it will have to accept something else as well: that the costs of war are similarly endless. I’m thinking about the trillions of dollars, the million or more “enemy” dead (including civilians of every imaginable sort), the tens of thousands of American combat casualties, those 20 veteran suicides each day, and the diminishe... more »

CawRANT Events #48

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*CawRANT Events #48* *Good Morning Everyone!* It is a grey, overcast morning in the Pacific North West. We've been getting summer weather in fits and starts...interrupted by lots of rainy days. Regular readers may have noted that this CawRANT is a week late. I had most of it ready to go last Monday but there were some time sensitive posts that took precedence. Then there is the fact that I am spending more time on gardening, carving and other activities, such as fixing up an old sailboat for summer sailing. The good thing about being the only contributor to this blog is that ... more »

The Target is Not Qatar, but, Saudi Arabia

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
*Interesting oped* *The recent decision taken by some Gulf countries to isolate Qatar is actually an indication that major events are about to take place in the region*. We all know that these tremors are not under the control of one country, but it is not clear who will benefit or be affected by them. There is a significant difference between political change and physical change: political and social change may carry data which are beyond the calculations of physical change. The number of actors in the Middle East today is beyond measure. Everybody has his own plan, but the intern... more »

Photo of the Week: Baby Birds…not quite yet!

Bird-Rescue at International Bird Rescue – Every Bird Matters - 11 hours ago
Our two wildlife centers are inundated with baby birds, but we also have a large number of not-yet-hatchlings! This week’s photo shows the egg incubator at our San Francisco Bay-Delta wildlife center with a variety of eggs in it. The top row has a number of Western Gull eggs from the ongoing Bay Bridge demolition […]

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