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Thursday, June 15, 2017

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Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 6/16/2017"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 minutes ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 6/6/2017"* by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "You want to know why the “Left” hates Donald Trump? Look no further than the lies, false narratives and fake news of the mainstream media (MSM). Several U.S. Congressmen were shot while practicing for a charity baseball game in Washington, D.C. The lone shooter is a self-described Trump hater and volunteered for the Bernie Sanders campaign. Looks like the propaganda of the MSM worked on the extreme in the thought shaping in this case. For weeks, everybody on Capitol Hill knew that Donald Trump was NOT the subject of... more »

A Long History of Leftist Hatred

Patrick J. Buchanan at rss - 22 minutes ago
[image: a-long-history-of-leftist-hatred] Those who incite sick minds with images of a bloodstained decapitated head of the president, and cheer Central Park productions of "Julius Caesar" with the assassinated Roman Consul made up to look like the president, cannot evade moral culpability.

President Trump Was Warned By U.S. Military Leaders That Afghanistan Is Facing Disaster

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 30 minutes ago
U.S. President Donald Trump (C), flanked by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (L) and Defense Secretary James Mattis (R), holds a cabinet meeting at the White House in Washington, U.S. March 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst *Eli Lake, Bloomberg*: *Trump's Afghan Push: More Troops, No Plan* The president campaigned against nation-building. But he hasn't decided what to do instead. Usually when a president agrees to send more troops to a war zone, it's part of a broader strategy. George W. Bush approved the surge of forces to Iraq as part of a population-centric counterinsurgency war... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
An MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted drone aircraft performs aerial maneuvers over Creech Air Force Base, Nevada, U.S., June 25, 2015. U.S. Air Force/Senior Airman Cory D. Payne/Handout via REUTERS

Report: 4,000 U.S. Troops To Be Deployed To Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Defense Secretary James Mattis (right) and Army Gen. John Nicholson (left), commander of U.S. Forces Afghanistan, hold a news conference at Resolute Support headquarters in Kabul, Afghanistan on April 24. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters *The Hill:* *US to send about 4,000 more troops to Afghanistan* The Pentagon plans to send almost 4,000 additional United States troops to Afghanistan, according to a new report by The Associated Press. A Trump administration official told AP Thursday that more troops would be sent and the decision could be announced as soon as next week. The nearly... more »

Is Northern Virginia Ready To Walk Away From “Bigot Bob” Marshall And Elect A Transgender Woman?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
We didn’t get too involved in this week’s Virginia primary races basically because the top race— for governor— pitted an establishment conservative Democrat against a fake progressive who I know personally to be unfit, in terms of character, for high office. Most of people I think of allies looked the other other way at Perriello’s weaknesses and backed him. I was more excited about the Lt. Governor’s race, where a geneuine progressive champion, Justin Fairfax ran— and prevailed— in a 3-way race. Justin beat Susan Platt and Gene Rossi, 49.1% to, respectively 39.2% and 11.7%. Big w... more »

Nuclear Imbecilic Foot in Mouth Disease/France Dancing to the Bank

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 hour ago
France’s new PM Édouard Philippe, appointed by President Macron worked as Director of Public Affairs at French State owned nuclear … Continue reading →

Signs of Sanity shock the Green World

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 hour ago
The Carbon Sense Newsletter, June 2017. *To view or print the whole newsletter plus images click: * *http://carbon-sense.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/signs-of-sanity.pdf* President Trump’s Clexit (Climate Exit) from the Paris agreement is a great step towards recovery from the global warming hysteria. *Josh:* *www.cartoonsbyjosh.com* Coming soon after the UK Brexit which rejected the EU green octopus, the US Clexit will encourage Clexit efforts in places like central Europe, Canada and even in the decaying green swamp-lands in Germany and France. UK may even get the courage to “... more »

The Next Financial Crisis Has Already Arrived In Europe, And People Are Starting To Freak Out

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
The Next Financial Crisis Has Already Arrived In Europe, And People Are Starting To Freak Out by Michael Snyder, http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/ Did you know that the sixth largest bank in Spain failed in spectacular fashion just a few days ago? Many are comparing the sudden implosion of Banco Popular to the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008, and […]

Secret Pedophile Cult Is Being Rounded Up And Brought To Justice

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Jun 15, 2017 The evil and disgusting pedophile cult that has been controlling America is now being taken out and destroyed. end

President Trump Zeros in on Elite Pedophiles

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
President Trump Zeros in on Elite Pedophiles by Liz Crokin, https://www.hagmannreport.com/ President Donald Trump’s Department of Justice is closing in on elite pedophile rings after his administration has spent months breaking up the lower level sex trafficking circles. – “Now that it’s clear Trump’s not and never has been under investigation – his administration is moving full […]

Pope Francis Declares Evolution and Big Bang Theory Are Real and God is Not ‘a Magician with a Magic Wand’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Fart bin Laden: “My fellow terrrorists (ahem) Americans, the pope has declared evolution as true. I have checked with the Vatican and confirmed that Godzilla and Ultraman are also real. I am arranging the fight between Godzilla and Ultraman. If you want tickets for the fight: Gimme all your money!” end

SecDef Mattis Talks Threats to Open Up Congress’ Wallet

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Jun 15, 2017 Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis testified on Capitol Hill on Thursday about existential threats facing the US in an effort to secure more than $600 billion for defense. According to the Congressional Budget Office, the Obama administration only sought $540 billion in its final defense budget. Mattis is asking for […]

Germany, Austria Slam US Sanctions Against Russia, Warn Of Collapse In Relations

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Germany, Austria Slam US Sanctions Against Russia, Warn Of Collapse In Relations by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com Less than a day after the Senate overwhelmingly voted to impose new sanctions against the Kremlin, on Thursday Germany and Austria – two of Russia’s biggest energy clients in Europe – slammed the latest U.S. sanctions against Moscow, saying […]

Sex and Higher Ed? Pitino’s Light Punishment Says It All

Emil Guillermo at Diverse - 1 hour ago
The NCAA Committee on Infractions just showed how its moral compass sort of points the right way. It just didn’t have the guts to mete out the punishment deserving of the crime.

Experts: Free Speech on Campus in Constant Crisis

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 hour ago
The American Association of University Professors, with the help of the Newseum Institute, held a symposium where two groups of panelists were asked whether they believe freedom of speech and the press is in a crisis and is being threatened.

Tracy Smith Named New Poet Laureate

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 hour ago
Tracy K. Smith, the director of Creative Writing and the Roger S. Berlind Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University, has been named the nation’s 22nd Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry for 2017-2018.

Was Trump's 'hope' Comey's command? We asked a language expert

Thomas Holtgraves, Professor of Psychological Science, Ball State University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 2 hours ago
President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Much of former FBI Director James Comey’s recent congressional testimony hinged on a single utterance from President Donald Trump: “hope.” According to Comey, on Feb. 14 President Trump dismissed the other participants from an Oval Office meeting and requested that Comey stay behind for a one-on-one conversation. During this conversation Trump reportedly said: “I hope you can see your way clear to letting this go, to letting Flynn go. He is a good guy. I hope you can let this go.” Comey said he interpr... more »

The Fresh Air Fund's complicated racial record

Tobin Miller Shearer, Director of the African-American Studies Program and Associate Professor of History, The University of Montana at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 2 hours ago
Fresh Air host Mark Stucky of Newton, Kansas shook hands with Thomas Flowers from Gulfport, Mississippi, as Doris Zerger Stucky – Mark’s mother – watched in this 1960 photo. Mennonite Library & Archives, Bethel, Kansas New York City’s Fresh Air Fund has sent city kids, most of them low-income, to suburban and rural neighborhoods for two-week summer vacations for the past 140 years. Originally intended to restore malnourished, sickly and white immigrant children to health, the fund expanded its mission in the 1960s to focus on – as director Frederick Lewis put it in 1969 – “bridge-bu... more »

Arizona -- Border Patrol attacked No More Deaths humanitarian camp

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
Border Patrol agents raided No More Deaths medical aid camp at Arivaca at 6 pm today. In an unprecedented raid, migrants receiving medical aid were arrested.

LGBT Inclusion: A Work in Progress

cmaadmin at Diverse - 2 hours ago
The notion that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth do not exist on a college campus demonstrates real prejudice.

Trump Signs Executive Order to Increase Apprenticeships

cmaadmin at Diverse - 2 hours ago
President Donald J. Trump signed an executive order Thursday that calls for the expansion of apprenticeships and more support for colleges and universities that infuse apprenticeships into their coursework.

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Suddenly Yours”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
2002, “Suddenly Yours” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQn4U-IxDL8&feature=related

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“To some, the outline of the open cluster of stars M6 resembles a butterfly. M6, also known as NGC 6405, spans about 20 light-years and lies about 2,000 light years distant. M6 can best be seen in a dark sky with binoculars towards the constellation of Scorpius, coving about as much of the sky as the full moon. *Click image for larger size.* Like other open clusters, M6 is composed predominantly of young blue stars, although the brightest star is nearly orange. M6 is estimated to be about 100 million years old. Determining the distance to clusters like M6 helps astronomers calibrat... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"When life hands you a lemon, say "Oh yeah, I like lemons. What else you got?" - Henry Rollins

Chet Raymo, “The Dark Night”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
by Chet Raymo “I first read Soren Kierkegaard's “Fear and Trembling” at about the same age as Kierkegaard was when he wrote it - thirty. The young philosopher was wrestling with his dark demons, including the death of his father, a sternly religious man who demanded absolute obedience from his son. He was torn between the opposing demands of faith and reason, certainity and doubt. In the opening pages of the book, he takes us with Abraham and Isaac on that terrible journey to Mount Moriah where God puts Abraham to a terrifying test of his faith. What gives meaning to a life? Kierk... more »

THe Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Punta Gorda, Florida, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

Can The U.S. Afford To Modernise Its Nuclear Forces?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
A static display of intercontinental ballistic missiles at the F.E. Warren Air Force Base, Wyo., front gate the evening of April 4, 2012. From left are the Peacekeeper, the Minuteman III and the Minuteman I. The planet Venus is visible in the sky above the Minuteman missiles and Jupiter is visible to the left of the Minuteman I. (U.S. Air Force photo by R.J. Oriez) *Matthew R. Costlow, Wall Street Journal*: *Can the U.S. Afford Modern Nukes?* *Forty billion dollars a year isn’t much for America’s survival.* When President Obama left the White House, he punted on a tough choice: how... more »

Is SPLC a ‘Left-Wing Smear Group’ That Encourages Violent Attacks?

David Emery at Snopes.com - 2 hours ago
Partisan web sites have attempted to link Scalise shooter James Hodgkinson to the civil rights watchdog group Southern Poverty Law Center.

The U.S. Navy's Next Aircraft Carrier Is Already Over Budget

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Wikimedia Commons *Hugh Lessig, Daily Press:* *Report: John F. Kennedy aircraft carrier cost estimate is unreliable* The Navy will likely exceed its $11.4 billion budget on the second Gerald R. Ford-class aircraft carrier now under construction at Newport News Shipbuilding, partly because it's counting on savings that haven't been achieved in 50 years of carrier construction, a new report says. The Government Accountability Office, in a report issued Tuesday, recommended the Navy develop a new estimate for the future USS John F. Kennedy that stands up to cost reviews. It should al... more »

This is North Korea's Nuclear Weapons Strategy

Adam P. MacDonald at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Adam P. MacDonald* *Security, Asia* North Korea is well on its way to becoming a nuclear-armed state with the Kim Jong-un regime impervious to coercion, sanctions or incentives. Any attempt by the United States to conduct a disarming first strike against North Korea’s nuclear arsenal and missile forces would be extremely risky, possibly initiating a full-scale war with Pyongyang. While it is militarily inferior, Pyongyang possesses the capability to inflict severe damage to in-theatre US units and regional allies — most importantly mass casualties in and around Seoul. Increased ... more »

The Russian Army Will Soon Have Some New Big 'Guns'

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, Europe* The Russian Ground Forces have started to receive a new modernized version of the Msta-S self-propelled artillery piece. The new self-propelled gun will be used in the interim until the much more modern 2S35 Koalitsiya-SV enters service in numbers. “Dozens of self-propelled artillery Msta-S entered into service in the military units of the 1st Tank Army in the Moscow region,” reads a statement from the Russian Ministry of Defense. “Servicemen of the artillery units of the Tamanskaya and Kantemirovskaya divisions have completed the acceptance of... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 3 hours ago
Ted Nugent claims he's now tone-policing himself: Appearing on WABC Radio’s *Curtis & Eboni*, the Motor City Madman said that he’s now been convinced that he can’t speak in “harsh terms” anymore, citing his wife for showing him a better way. He also encouraged others to take on a more civil tone. “I cannot and I will not and I encourage even my friends/enemies on the left in the Democrat and liberal world that we got to be more civil to each other,” Nugent stated. “The whole world is watching America where you have the God-given right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. ... more »

Hypoxia-Like Events Are Impacting U.S. Navy F/A-18 Strike Fighters and T-45 Jet Trainers

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * The United States Navy is taking steps to mitigate a series of hypoxia-like events onboard its Boeing F/A-18 strike fighter and T-45 jet trainer fleets. However, the service has not discovered the root cause of what is causing the problem. Even after the Navy released the results of a comprehensive review that Vice Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Bill Moran directed Adm. Scott Swift, commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet, to conduct this past April, the root cause remains a mystery. The Navy has seen a “surge in physiological episodes (PEs)” occurring within... more »

ISIS's Terror Campaign Comes to Iran

Abdul Basit at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Abdul Basit* *Security, Middle East* [image: State funeral for victims of 2017 Tehran attacks. Wikimedia Commons/Tasnim News Agency/Mohammad Hassanzadeh] For years, the Islamic State terrorist group has harbored the ambition of attacking Iran. This finally came to pass on June 7, when two teams of ISIS terrorists nearly simultaneously struck the Iranian parliament and the shrine of the Iranian republic’s founder, Ayatollah Khomeini, two symbols of the 1979 Shia revolution. The first team, comprising four militants, opened fire indiscriminately in the parliament, while the second... more »

Afghanistan's Complex Terror Issues Demand an Intricate Peace Solution

M. Ashraf Haidari at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*M. Ashraf Haidari* *Security, Asia* [image: Afghan National Army recruits during Basic Warrior Training. Flickr/DVIDSHUB] When the Afghan government hosted the first meeting of the Kabul Process for Peace and Security Cooperation on June 6, 2017, terrorists carried out a suicide attack on the ancient Great Mosque of Herat, killing ten fasting worshipers and wounding over twenty others. This followed back-to-back terrorist attacks that killed and injured more than seven hundred innocent civilians in Kabul in less than a week. In flagrant violation of the core tenets of Islam, a ... more »

The New Generation of Russian Dissenters

Maria Snegovaya at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Maria Snegovaya* *Politics, Eurasia* [image: Aleksei Navalny after being attacked with “zelenka” in Moscow. Wikimedia Commons/Creative Commons/Evgeny Feldman] Riot policemen brutally arresting young people for singing Russia’s national anthem in central Moscow during Russia Day celebrations: this is the picture of contemporary Russia. The students were arrested as part of the police crackdown on opposition protests June 12. On that day, tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets across the country, called to action by Russia’s opposition leader Aleksei Navalny. The ... more »

North Korea Must Pay for Its Brutal Treatment of an American Hostage

Gordon G. Chang at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Gordon G. Chang* *Security, Asia* [image: Three North Korean soldiers in the Demilitarized Zone. Wikimedia Commons/Creative Commons/Henrik Ishihara] North Korea announced earlier this month that it had released Otto Warmbier, the twenty-two-year-old American student it has held since January 2016, for “humanitarian” reasons. The reclusive state allowed the U.S. government to evacuate him from the country. Warmbier remained in a coma as his plane touched down in Cincinnati Tuesday night. American officials secured Warmbier’s release by demanding, not asking, for his return, and ... more »

Will the Russia Sanctions Bill Strip Trump of His Power?

Daniel R. DePetris at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Daniel R. DePetris* *Politics, Eurasia* It’s not everyday when Republicans and Democrats can hold together a dialogue over a period of months and come away with a good old-fashioned bipartisan piece of legislation. When they do, Washington and the rest of America rejoice. “Finally,” they may say, “the politicians that we send to Capitol Hill every two years are doing something constructive!” You may think that this whole concept is a fanciful attempt to cling to a little hope, and that bipartisanship is as rare as the standing Senate filibuster or as mythical as the unicorn. But... more »

Political Discord and Anger Rule When Government is Too Big

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. at An Objectivist Individualist - 4 hours ago
With great frequency, we are told that the extent of the political discord in America today is too great and we must tone it down. This is impossible because we have allowed government too much power. A government with the power of our federal government, and for that matter with the extensive powers of our state and local governments, just has too many ways to do harm to most of us and to rob and punish us for the benefit of those groups who control the power of those governments. It is the excessive power and its inevitable use to harm most of us, and to allow profit to others at... more »

He (President Trump) Is Clearly In A Furious Mood. Is Now The Time To Appoint A Special Counsel To Investigate Hillary Clinton's Email Scandal?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russia are not looked at, but my non-dealings are? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2017 Crooked H destroyed phones w/ hammer, 'bleached' emails, & had husband meet w/AG days before she was cleared- & they talk about obstruction? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2017 *WNU Editor:* More from Zero Hedge .... *Furious Trump Lashes Out In Afternoon Tweetstorm *(Zero Hedge). The best part of Zero Hedge's post is the last paragraph .... *.... Of course, until someone within the Trump administration or... more »

Isn't Preserving The Status Quo The Definition Of Conservatism?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Establishment Democrats— then definition of losers— don’t want to hear it but the other day Bernie, the most popular political figure in America (the mention of which drives them into a frothing-at-the-mouth rage), offered the some free advise in the form of an OpEd in the *NY Times*: How Democrats Can Stop Losing Elections. “In 2016,” hd reminded them, “the Democratic Party lost the presidency to possibly the least popular candidate in American history. In recent years, Democrats have also lost the Senate and House to right-wing Republicans whose extremist agenda is far removed f... more »

More Leaks From the Special Counsel's Office Investigating President Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
President Trump and White House Senior Advisor Jared Kushner. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque *Washington Post:* *Special counsel is investigating Jared Kushner’s business dealings* Special counsel Robert S. Mueller III is investigating the finances and business dealings of Jared Kushner, President Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, as part of the investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election, according to officials familiar with the matter. FBI agents and federal prosecutors have also been examining the financial dealings of other Trump associates, including form... more »

Can Someone Be Charged For Obstruction Of Justice Over A Fraud?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
U.S. President Donald Trump waits to greet Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos in the White House in Washington, DC, U.S., May 18, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas *Andrew C. McCarthy, NRO*: *Can You Obstruct a Fraud?* *Maybe Trump objected to the fraudulent notion, which Comey led the world to believe, that Trump was under investigation for collusion.* On March 30, 2017, by his own account, then-FBI director James Comey told President Donald Trump that Trump himself was not under investigation — the third time he had given him that assurance. In fact, Comey told Trump that he had j... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 15, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
U.S. Capitol Police keep watch on Capitol Hill following a shooting in nearby Alexandria, in Washington, U.S., June 14, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein *Michael Goodwin, New York Post: **Political death threats becoming new, unsettling normal* It was heartening to see members of Congress from both parties echo calls for unity following Wednesday’s attempted massacre. Putting aside their habitual rancor, Democrats and Republicans joined together to emphasize that violence has no place in our politics. There is no possible counter-argument, but let’s admit the ugly truth the pols ... more »

1st Millennium Summary Of Chronology

Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 4 hours ago
Gunnar Heinsohn (GH) prepared a recorded video lecture for the Celestial Crisis Conference held in Toronro, 2016 : Essentially 1st Millennium chronology has been inadvertently expanded by some 700 years by interpreting one global catastrophe as three separate events. This … Continue reading →

X22 Report, “The Next Economic Crisis Is Going To Leave The Majority Of People In Shock”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
X22 Report, “The Next Economic Crisis Is Going To Leave The Majority Of People In Shock” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DdUOCLkYfw

"The Fed’s Road Ahead"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"The Fed’s Road Ahead"* by Brian Maher "The esteemed brothers and sisters of the Federal Reserve raised interest rates 0.25% yesterday. It was the fourth rate hike since December 2015… and the third in six months. Janet Yellen has officially taken to the warpath. Phoenix Capital: "The Fed is embarked on a serious tightening cycle. One rate hike can be a fluke. Two rate hikes could even be just policy error. But three rate hikes means the Fed is determined." But is the Fed repeating “the mistake of 1937”? Stricken by the Crash of ’29, the American economy was climbing out of its si... more »

"Sometimes You Do..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"I wanted you to see what real courage is, instead of getting the idea that courage is a man with a gun in his hand. It's when you know you're licked before you begin but you begin anyway and you see it through no matter what. You rarely win, but sometimes you do." ~ "Harper Lee", "To Kill a Mockingbird"

Irritated that it has been revealed that he is now under criminal investigation Donald Trump decides to attack Hillary Clinton. Seriously?

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 5 hours ago
Why is that Hillary Clintons family and Dems dealings with Russia are not looked at, but my non-dealings are? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2017 Crooked H destroyed phones w/ hammer, 'bleached' emails, & had husband meet w/AG days before she was cleared- & they talk about obstruction? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2017 Damn! Talk about desperation. You know when I first read these tweets I thought I should go through them word for word to refute the obvious lies and exaggerations. But then I realized that it would be a waste of time. First off anyb... more »

Researchers Find Increased Pot Use by College Students

cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
CORVALLIS, Ore. — A study by Oregon State University researchers has found college students at an undisclosed large public university in the state are using more marijuana since recreational pot became legal two years ago. The Register-Guard reports the researchers’ study was published Wednesday in a journal called Addiction. The study found increased use is […]

NIU President Stepping Down as Report Shows Mismanagement

cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
DEKALB, Ill. — The president of Northern Illinois University is stepping down in the wake of a state investigation accusing him and other administrators of mismanagement when it comes to hiring consultants. The (DeKalb) Daily Chronicle reports Doug Baker leaves June 30. He announced the news at Thursday’s Board of Trustees meeting. He says the […]

NCAA Suspends Pitino After Escort Investigation

cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The NCAA has suspended Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino for five Atlantic Coast Conference games following its sex scandal investigation. The governing body also Thursday placed the basketball program on four years’ probation, vacated wins in which ineligible players participated and handed down a 10-year show-cause order for former basketball operations director […]

Student Sues University of Nebraska Over Banishment

cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
LINCOLN, Neb. — A University of Nebraska-Lincoln student accused of assault says in a lawsuit that he’s been unfairly banned from the campus. Court records say Jeremiah Perkins, of Beaver City, was arrested after the off-campus incident. In his lawsuit he says he was assaulted by one or more university students. Police say Perkins assaulted […]

The War In Afghanistan Is A Racket

Moon of Alabama at 5 hours ago
[image: undefined] The United States will again escalate the war in Afghanistan. Sixteen years ago the US invaded the country and decided to eliminate the ruling Taliban for something that was planned elsewhere by a different group. Since the invasion, the US tried to defeat the Taliban. It has lost that fight. As soon as it leaves Afghanistan the Taliban will be back in power. But no one is willing to pull the plug on the nonsensical military approach. The Taliban are part of Afghanistan and a significant segment of the population supports them. When the US invaded Afghanistan it ... more »

More marvels from space!

David Brin at CONTRARY BRIN - 5 hours ago
This weekend I will start a *three part series* on what must be a central tactic of the moderate-liberal-American alliance leading up to the 2018 elections. But first, let's look up to space! In August I will speak at both *Science Foo* (at the Googleplex in Palo Alto) and the *Starship Congress* in Monterrey. And in late September -- the annual NASA NIAC Symposium, this time in Denver and open to the public. Wowzer stuff! Stay tuned for details. The Incentive Trap: When to Launch: An interesting article from Centauri Dreams talks about the way that humanity has been – in jerks an... more »

Antarctic media hype debunked — WATCH NOW

David Rothbard at CFACT - 5 hours ago
There's something fishy about MSN.com's claims about Antarctica.

Left-wing newspapers lamenting student and parent skepticism? Good news!

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 5 hours ago
Minds are opening and the media doesn't like it.

World News Briefs -- June 15, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Iraqi forces say about to encircle Islamic State in Mosul's Old City* Iraqi forces said they were about to complete the encirclement of Islamic State's stronghold in the Old City of Mosul, after taking control of a neighboring district on Thursday. Iraq's military said it had captured Bab Sinjar, north of the historic, densely-populated district where the militants launched their cross-border "caliphate" in 2014. Government forces and their allies still have to take full control of Medical City, a complex of hospitals further north along the bank of the Tigris, to en... more »

Trump Obstruction of Justice Investigation: A Witch Hunt?

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: trump-obstruction-of-justice-investigation-a-witch-hunt] With the report that President Trump is now under investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller for obstruction of justice, Trump took to Twitter in an early morning tweet-rant, describing the investigation as a “witch hunt” and those leading it as “bad and conflicted people.”

Defense Secretary Mattis Tells Senate Committee: “We Are Not Winning in Afghanistan.”

Warren Mass at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: defense-sec-mattis-tells-senate-committee-we-are-not-winning-in-afghanistan] Defense Secretary James Mattis told Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) during Senate Armed Services Committee hearings, “We are not winning in Afghanistan right now.”

Al Gore: Give Me Your Money and Your Freedom, or Face "Global Warming"

TNA Video at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: alex-newman-al-gore-give-me-money-your-freedom-or-face-global-warming]VIDEO - Former Vice President Al Gore wants Americans to hand over $15 trillion dollars, national sovereignty, and self-government in exchange for protection from alleged man-made "global warming." But as The New American's Foreign Correspondent Alex Newman explains in this video, giving up your freedom and giving your money to Gore and his cronies will not save you from "climate change." In fact, the entire theory underpinning this has been so discredited, it's hard to believe Gore is still pushing it.

By: Eric McCay

So... this is the likely reason. The Climate change industry is a multi trillion dollar, Enron created carbon trading scam backed by fictional science, in particular a fictional temperature record "Billions, possibly trillions of dollars of free carbon credits (license to produce CO2) were handed out to big business. In the absence of global warming, they would be worthless". My website http://www.scrapthetrade.com/

By: Eric McCay

Brilliant article. I traveled an almost identical journey 10-15 years ago with regard to feedbacks, temperature lagging CO2 etc. The question is why they are going to such extraordinary lengths to lie about something so easily debunked.

By: Scott

"I will look at any additional evidence to confirm the opinion to which I have already come" ~ Hugh Molson (British Politician)

By: Steven Capozzola

Bob: Agreed. And even further complicating/obscuring the data collection is a reliance on ground-based measuring stations that are corrupted by either/both proximity to urban activity and the "heat island" effect that cities experience. (Pavement and buildings retain/radiate heat, etc.) Glad you commented. Thanks, steven

By: Bob Grise

Steven, this scam is worse than you imagined. The late John Daly showed quite convincingly that the rural reporting stations haven't warmed at all. They typically show it was slightly colder in the 50's 60's 70's, but the most recent 25 years was generally the same temp as 1900 to 1924. Daly's long list of rural stations just happens to include where I live, St. Cloud, MN and his trend line matches our local university records to a T. I have not looked at all the stations but curiously one station that shows cooling is Al Gore's Tennessee! Love the irony. Daly's website: http://www.... more »

By: Gator

BS Brian. I experimented with plants at varying CO2 levels 40 years ago, and everytime the resluts were same. The higher the CO2 level given to the plant, the faster and larger it grew. My high CO2 plants were all exceptionally healthy and used less water by mass than the ambient air plants.

By: Gator

The problem with the Dave MC's of this world, is that they never learned to discern truth from fiction, and so they follow their chosen "shepherds". Credentials have zero effect on truth.

By: JayPee

Amirlach Mc's objection is argumentum ad hominem and therefor of no relevance.

Opposite of 9/11: 2 Buildings in 48 Hours Engulfed in Flames, Neither Collapse into Own Footprint

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 6 hours ago
[image: tower]London's Grenfell Tower burned as a massive inferno for over 24 hours, yet it still did not collapse into its own footprint — a startling comparison to World Trade Center 7, which ostensibly collapsed from office fire.

Congress Should Break Up Hatebook into Multiple Independent Identity Facebooks

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 6 hours ago
Just recently I wrote a post about being censored on Facebook for doing nothing more than being critical of the AGW theory. This following quote is my best guess at what got the article banned: The more scientifically illiterate you are, the more convincing the Climate Alarmists’ arguments become. Climate Alarmists know that and that … Continue reading "Congress Should Break Up Hatebook into Multiple Independent Identity Facebooks"

Yale Graduate Teachers Union Presses On With Struggle For Negotiated Contract

Roqayah Chamseddine at Shadowproof - 6 hours ago
Yale University graduate teachers unionized in February but are being stonewalled by an administration that refuses to negotiate with them. The post Yale Graduate Teachers Union Presses On With Struggle For Negotiated Contract appeared first on Shadowproof.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 15, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
A U.S. F-15 fighter jet takes off during an exercise dubbed ' Juniper Falcon', held between crews from the U.S. and Israeli air forces, at Ovda Military Airbase, in southern Israel May 16, 2017. Picture taken May 16, 2017. REUTERS/Amir Cohen *Reuters:* *Qatar says fighter jets deal shows deep U.S. support* A $12 billion deal to buy U.S. F-15 fighter jets shows Qatar has deep-rooted support from Washington, a Qatari official said on Thursday, despite President Donald Trump's repeated accusations that Doha supports terrorism. Qatar is facing a severe economic and diplomatic boycott ... more »

TPPF Releases Paper on Tuition Revenue Bonds

Content Multimedia - 6 hours ago
By Trevor McGuire The Texas Public Policy Foundation today released a paper on tuition revenue bonds by Trevor McGuire, policy analyst with the Center for Higher Education at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. The paper, “Tuition Revenue Bonds: An Analysis of the History and Use of TRBs in Texas from 1971-2016,” provides an overview of the history of TRBs in Texas, with recommendations for how the TRB authorization process can be improved.

Psychedelics and Plant Medicines Dispel the Chemical Imbalance Theory of Depression

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 6 hours ago
*Dylan Charles* - The chemical imbalance theory is one-dimensional, not accounting for the emotional complexities of the human psyche and of life itself. The post Psychedelics and Plant Medicines Dispel the Chemical Imbalance Theory of Depression appeared first on Waking Times.

In pictures: ISIS foils FSA attack in southwest Daraa countryside

Ivan Castro at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:20 P.M.) – After more than a month of relative calmness, frontlines in southwestern Dara’a countryside bursted with violent firefights as militants of the so-called “Free Syrian Army” (FSA) launched an assault on Adwan hill controlled by jihadists of Jaish Halid ibn Al-Walid group. Clashes were ongoing for several hours ending with FSA […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

The U.S. Navy's Newest Aircraft Carrier Has Trouble Launching Jets From Its Deck And Catching Them When They Land

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
The USS Gerald R. Ford, underway in April during builder testing, was accepted by the Navy last month. But it still has some problems with its flight deck systems. US Navy *Bloomberg:** The $13 Billion Aircraft Carrier That Has Trouble With Planes* * Landing system costs soared to fix flaws during development * Carrier still can’t launch jets with full extra fuel tanks The newest and costliest U.S. aircraft carrier, praised by President Donald Trump and delivered to the Navy on May 31 with fanfare, has been dogged by trouble with fundamentals: launching jets from its deck and catchi... more »

Russia Raises Concerns Over The U.S. Deployment Of An Artillery Rocket System In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
The M142 high-mobility artillery rocket system is a U.S. light multiple-rocket launcher mounted on a standard army medium-tactical-vehicle truck frame. *RFE:* *Russia Accuses U.S. Of Deploying Missiles In Syria* Russia has accused the U.S.-led coalition of deploying missiles against Syrian government troops at a base in the east of the country where rebels fighting the Islamic State (IS) group are being trained. In a June 15 statement, the Defense Ministry said that the "United States has moved two HIMARS multiple rocket launchers from Jordan to the Al-Tanaf U.S. special forces ba... more »

THERESA MAY: hated by the far-left, far-right and almost everyone else

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 7 hours ago
When Katie Hopkins criticises unbridled corporatist capitalism, you know your career in so-called Conservative politics is over. The post THERESA MAY: hated by the far-left, far-right and almost everyone else appeared first on The Duran.

Dennis Rodman brings The Art of The Deal to North Korea

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 7 hours ago
Dennis Rodman may not look serious, but his diplomatic efforts are seriously important. The post Dennis Rodman brings The Art of The Deal to North Korea appeared first on The Duran.

Fox News drops "Fair and Balanced" slogan. Yeah, like anybody with half a brain cell bought that in the first place.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 7 hours ago
Courtesy of New York Magazine: *As Fox News moves further into the post–Roger Ailes era, the network is shedding one of its most iconic elements. According to network executives, Fox News has abandoned the marketing slogan “Fair & Balanced.” The decision was made last August after Ailes’s ouster by Fox News co-president Jack Abernethy, because the phrase had “been mocked,” one insider said. Another executive explained that the tagline was “too closely associated with Roger.” Fox executives have been instructed by management to market the network by its other tagline: “Most Watched... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 241 Jun 14 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 7 hours ago
A force of at least 100 Islamic State fighters moved from the Old City district (Sheik Abu Al Ula on map) down the Tigris River and attacked Danadan and Dawasa neighborhoods (bottom right of map) forcing police to temporarily retreat to the Mosul International Airport (bottom of map). Zinjali (top left corner) was finally freed by Iraqi forces on June 13. Iraqis are now trying to free Shifa (Shafaa on map) and its host of hospitals before attacking the Old City the last major section of Mosul under IS control. (Medecins Sans Frontieres) The Islamic State launched a surprise attack... more »

Doctors: Student Freed by N. Korea Has Severe Brain Damage

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
Otto Warmbier, serving a 15-year prison term for alleged anti-state acts, was released to his home state of Ohio in a coma.

YouTube Star Charged with Child Porn Ordered to Stay Offline

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
The judge also ordered 24-year-old Austin Jones to stay off the internet and to remain in his mother's suburban Chicago home.

Did an Indian Man Bite His Wife After a Snake Bit Him?

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
A strange story about a man who wanted his wife to die with him was picked up internationally despite a lack of details.

Was a Man Accused of Ejaculating in His Boss’ Coffee Daily for Four Years?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
A hoax news site used an unrelated mug shot for a falsehood about a man who added unwanted extra material to his supervisor's beverages.

What Will Happen If Congress Strengthens Russia Sanctions?

Dimitri Alexander Simes at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*Dimitri Alexander Simes* *Politics, Eurasia* [image: Vladimir Putin in April 2017. Wikimedia Commons/Kremlin.ru] President Trump’s road to easing sanctions targeting Russia just became immensely more difficult. In a rare display of bipartisan unity, the Senate voted in favor of new sanctions against Russia by a margin of 97–2 on Wednesday afternoon. Republicans not only joined Democrats in supporting the initiative, but also helped spearhead it. The motion, which came in the form of an amendment to the Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act, is sponsored by Sen. Mike Cra... more »

MJ-12 - New Documents, Old Story

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 8 hours ago
(Blogger's Note: Normally I would take more time o edit this, but there is pressure to get something posted. This is my opinion based on what I have seen, read, and researched since I was alerted to the documents at 4:18 p.m. CDT on June 14. Excuse the typos...) The field where Mack Brazel is alleged to have found the metallic debris. Photo copyright by Kevin Randle. Okay, I’ve had time to review the document carefully, or rather given it a solid first reading and I have some points to make. I will note here that in my talks with Stephen Bassett, he suggested that all of us, meaning S... more »

Reaction To The Violent Idiots Amongst Us

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 8 hours ago
Fight between UC Berkeley students and Trump supporters. Screenshot of Fox News report. Yesterday, as a nation we suffered through a horrific reminder of just how bad the relations between us as fellow citizens are becoming. One determined and enraged individual, James Hodgkinson, opened fire on Republican congressmen as they practiced for the annual congressional […]

Arctic expedition halted by thick ice: Warmists blame ‘climate change’

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 8 hours ago
This isn’t the first time scientists have been stymied by thick Arctic sea ice.

EXCLUSIVE: Man Charged with Felony Marijuana Possession — Had No Actual Weed

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
[image: cannabis]Florida man arrested in North Carolina for possession of marijuana, even though he had no pot in his possession at all.

WATCH: Putin Says US Presidents are Puppets, ‘Men in Dark Suits’ Rule DC

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
[image: putin]In an interview that will never air in American mainstream news, Vladimir Putin called out the deep state and noted how all American presidents are puppets.

Texas Berniecrat Tom Wakely Goes To The People's Summit-- Gets Home And Withdraws His Candidacy

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*-by Tom Wakely* I just returned from the People’s Summit in Chicago. It was a jammed-packed long weekend of progressive politics. It culminated on Saturday night with remarks from Senator Bernie Sanders who gave the 4,000 plus crowd at the Arie Crown Theater a reason to believe. Now, depending on what you wanted to get out of the Summit, you had your choice of attending any of a dozen workshops or group sessions like the "Voices of Resistance Power" and learning from the likes of Jorge Aguilar with the Food & Water Action Fund. As for me, I attended, as many working group sessio... more »

EGYPT: President Sisi allegedly threatens to break relations with Turkey

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 9 hours ago
Egypt's relations with Turkey may go from frosty to frozen. The post EGYPT: President Sisi allegedly threatens to break relations with Turkey appeared first on The Duran.

CONFIRMED: US illegally moves HIMARS missile launchers into Syria

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 9 hours ago
Russia will monitor the situation closely. The post CONFIRMED: US illegally moves HIMARS missile launchers into Syria appeared first on The Duran.

10 Vladimir Putin classics from this year’s marathon Q & A

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 9 hours ago
The marathon session clocked in at just under 4.5 hours! The post 10 Vladimir Putin classics from this year’s marathon Q & A appeared first on The Duran.

No ‘Russiagate’ in Britain following the election? Here’s why.

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 9 hours ago
The reason there has been no Russiagate style claims of Russian meddling in the British election is because unlike Donald Trump and Marine Le Pen, Jeremy Corbyn is challenging the neoliberal establishment from the left rather than the right. The post No ‘Russiagate’ in Britain following the election? Here’s why. appeared first on The Duran.

Oliver Stone & Vladimir Putin Interview #1

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
Oliver Stone interviews the Russian president Vladimir Putin about divisive issues related to the US-Russia relations.

This Small Norwegian Island Is Playing A Key Role In Monitoring Russian Submarines And Missile Activity In The Arctic

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
The military radar Globus II seen from the sea side. Photo: Atle Staalesen / BarentsObserver *New York Times/Miami Herald*: *The US is snooping on an infuriated Russia from a tiny, nervous island in the Arctic* VARDO, NORWAY: The population of the Arctic island of Vardo has shrunk to half of what it was 20 years ago, and the fishing industry that sustained its residents for generations has mostly collapsed. But the local power company, citing a mysterious surge in electricity demand, began work last month to increase energy supplies, laying a thick new cable in a tunnel under the ... more »

U.S. Charges Turkish President Erogan's Security Detail For Last Month's Violent Clash In Washington

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*The Telegraph*: *US police charge 12 Turkish security agents and make two arrests after violent clash* Police in Washington today announced charges against a dozen Turkish security agents who were involved in a violent altercation during the Turkey's president visit to the US last month. In a statement, the police department said a total of 18 people face charges, and that two had already been arrested. Twelve of the number are Turkish security agents, who have outstanding arrest warrants for their alleged part in the clash, which left nine protesters injured. *Read more* ....... more »

The Crisis In Venezuela -- News Updates June 15, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Nick Miroff, Washington Post*: *Is Venezuela on a path to civil war?* Anti-government protests in Venezuela are now in their third month, with nearly 70 people killed and 1,300 injured. Barely a day goes by without new scenes of flaming street anarchy or some horrific act of state violence. Venezuela is coming unglued. Syria is the most recent and most alarming example of a country where a standoff between peaceful protesters and the government devolved into a full-blown shooting war. Could Venezuela be headed down a similar path? Both sides in Venezuela’s conflict often warn of ... more »

Donald Trump seems to be abandoning Trumpcare.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 9 hours ago
Keep smiling exercise boy, I am planning to screw you over once your back is turned. Courtesy of the AP: *President Donald Trump told Republican senators Tuesday that the House-passed health care bill he helped revive is “mean” and urged them to craft a version that is “more generous,” congressional sources said. * *Trump’s remarks were a surprising slap at a Republican-written House measure that was shepherded by Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and whose passage the president lobbied for and praised. At a Rose Garden ceremony minutes after the bill’s narrow House passage on May 4, Tr... more »

Japan's New Anti-Conspiracy Bill Passes, Generates Criticism/Controversy and Echoes State Secrets Politics

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 9 hours ago
It looks like Japan’s new anti-conspiracy law will go into effect. The Asahi Shimbun describes how debate and voting on the bill were impacted by an “interim report,” described in the article as “a procedure stipulated under the Diet Law to omit voting at conventional committees”: UPDATE: Diet enacts anti-conspiracy legislation after hastening vote. June 15, 2017, The Asahi Shimbun, http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201706150014.html Despite objections at home and from abroad, the Diet on June 15 enacted anti-conspiracy legislation that allows law enforcement authorities to ar... more »

New Russia Sanctions: The Deep State Unifies Congress

Daniel McAdams at 9 hours ago
When it comes to bad foreign policy, the House and Senate are completely bipartisan. Yesterday's 97-2 Senate vote for more Russia sanctions was a perfect case in point. What justifies yet more sanctions on Russia? Violating the territorial integrity of Ukraine, meddling in the US election, and conducting war in Syria. But if this is the measure, shouldn't the Senate sanction the US government as well? After all, the US is violating Syria's territorial integrity with its illegal base, it has meddled in more than 100 elections since 1945, and it has been fighting a proxy (and real) wa... more »

Tyranny Over There but Not Over Here

Jacob G. Hornberger at 9 hours ago
[image: undefined] One of the fascinating aspects of tyranny is that people can recognize it when it happens in other countries but are blind about it when it happens at home. The American people, especially the US mainstream press, are a perfect demonstration of this phenomenon. Consider the following article from last Sunday’s *New York Times:* “Dilemma for Uber and Rival: Egypt’s Demand for Data on Their Riders.” It details a request by the military dictatorship that governs Egypt that Uber provide government officials with all of its data about customers and their Uber rides. ... more »

Nothing much to say

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
I might as well join the rest of the virtue-signalling community and boast that when me and Craig have nothing to say, we say nothing. Nothing much, anyway. It didn’t take long for the usuals to start politicising Grenfell Tower, did it? ***** I see Laura Perrins is on Question Time tonight, as is Emily Thornberry. Might be worth staying awake for. Go Laura! (g’wan g’wan) ***** I listened to Jeremy Bowen’s puff piece about Yassir Arafat. Another terrible piece. He’s obviously an Arafat admirer , like Barbara Plett - and I do believe Bowen thinks the discredited polonium s... more »

Tucker Carlson and Mark Steyn speak for me...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 9 hours ago
*and I thank them.* Yesterday has left me very shaken and gotten me thinking some very uncharitable thoughts. Dehumanize and Depersonalize This is what Hitler did with the Jews. Using propaganda he depersonalized and dehumanized them until it became acceptable to beat and kill them and cart them off in cattle cars. Now you have libtards, you know - the ones who espouse love, kindness, fairness, diversity, and social justice wishing for the death of Trump and any Republican who they deem fair game - which, I think, is all of them. And the MSM, in an attempt to garner eyeballs on... more »

A very strange piece in the New York Times!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017It's all Bernie's fault:* We're so old that we can remember when the youngish Yamiche Alcindor was being treated as the next big thing for reasons we couldn't discern. (She graduated from Georgetown in 2009.) In fact, that was last year. This morning, Alcindor wrote this unfortunate report in the New York Times. In her report, Alcindor all but says that yesterday's shooting was Bernie Sanders' fault. Try to believe that these passages appeared, the very next day, in a New York Times news report: ALCINDOR (6/15/17): [Sanders'] most prominent followers *said... more »

Romania Bans the Use of Wild Animals in Circuses

White Wolf at White Wolf - 9 hours ago
Great news for wild animals! Romania has joined several countries and major cities around the world in banning the use of wild animals in circuses. This major change was ignited after a fire in a building owned by Globus Circus in Bucharest killed eleven animals, including two tigers. Animal advocates and the general public were outraged, and over 60,000 people signed a petition demanding a ban on the use of wild animals for entertainment purposes. This public pressure led to the Romanian Parliament banning the use of wild animals in circuses, including animals that are born in capt... more »

Musical Interlude: Suzanne Ciani, “Till Time and Times are Done”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
Suzanne Ciani, “Till Time and Times are Done” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5khRBzFfZsY

The Poet: James Kavanaugh, "Searchers"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Searchers"* "Some people do not have to search- they find their niche early in life and rest there, seemingly contented and resigned. They do not seem to ask much of life, sometimes they do not seem to take it seriously. At times I envy them, but usually I do not understand them- seldom do they understand me. I am one of the searchers. There are, I believe, millions of us. We are not unhappy, but neither are we really content. We continue to explore life, hoping to uncover its ultimate secret. We continue to explore ourselves, hoping to understand. We like to walk along ... more »

"Ordinary Courage"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
"Courage is a heart word. The root of the word courage is cor - the Latin word for heart. In one of its earliest forms, the word courage meant "To speak one's mind by telling all one's heart." Over time, this definition has changed, and today, we typically associate courage with heroic and brave deeds. But in my opinion, this definition fails to recognize the inner strength and level of commitment required for us to actually speak honestly and openly about who we are and about our experiences - good and bad. Speaking from our hearts is what I think of as "ordinary courage." - Brené ... more »

"Love Does Not Imply Pacifism”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Love Does Not Imply Pacifism”* by Derrick Jensen “Many years ago I wrote that this book was originally going to be an exploration of when counter-violence is an appropriate response to the violence of the system. In fact what has become this book was supposed to be nothing more than a pamphlet in which I took the main arguments normally presented by pacifists and examined them to see if they make any sense. Here now is that pamphlet. Here are some standard lines thrown out by pacifists. I’m sure you, too, have heard them enough that if we had a bouncing red ball we could all sing... more »

"The Left Refuses To Tone Down Their Inflammatory Language, And As A Result We Now Have War In The Streets"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"The Left Refuses To Tone Down Their Inflammatory Language,* * And As A Result We Now Have War In The Streets"* By Michael Snyder "What in the world did the left think would happen? When Kathy Griffin posed for a photo with “Trump’s bloody head”, that sent a message. And the twisted version of “Julius Caesar” that is currently being put on by a New York theater group in which a character meant to closely resemble Donald Trump is brutally assassinated sends a message. At any time of the day, you can find leftist radicals openly discussing violence against Trump and Republicans on Fa... more »

"There Will Be More"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"There Will Be More"* by Eric Peters "Violence is, unfortunately, fungible. As this society becomes more and more officially violent, it is probable that unofficial violence will also increase. In fact, it is almost a mathematical axiom. It is also one not comprehended by those most responsible for initiating the process. Police and politicians seem baffled by the growing disenchantment with their class. They seem to expect people to behave toward them with respect and deference no matter what they do – by dint of the fact that what they do is Official and Legal. Why are politici... more »

“Gay” Agenda Has Morphed into Anti-Trump Activism

Dave Bohon at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: gay-agenda-has-morphed-into-anti-trump-activism] As homosexual activists gathered in major cities across America for their “gay pride” parades June 11, it was clear that the annual homosexual spectacle had morphed into a massive, nationwide anti-Trump rally.

Illinois Sends “Dear Contractor” Letters Ordering Them to Stop All Road Construction

Bob Adelmann at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: illinois-sends-dear-contractor-letters-ordering-them-to-stop-all-road-construction] Although House Speaker Michael Madigan presents a major roadblock for Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner in making the state fiscally viable, the real intransigence derives from the voters denying reality.

James B. Comey as sex abuse victim!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017Our pitiful tribe at its worst:* On May 9 and May 11, Donald J. Trump made an accurate statement about something James Comey had done. He said Comey had told him, "on three separate occasions," that he was *not* the subject of an FBI investigation. Yesterday, we showed you how our press corps reacted to this statement by Trump, which later turned out to be accurate. To review their behavior, click here. In substantial numbers, we were told, by reporters and pundits, that Donald J. Trump was surely misstating. In some cases, we were told that he'd plainly l... more »

Roaring Mice

LL at Virtual Mirage - 10 hours ago
North Korea is essentially a hemorrhoid to China, and there is no indication that they are genuine in their interests to reign in their stepchild. It's too bad, because they'll cross a line and it will become an American problem. And that problem may go nuclear. When that happens, it will be China's fault, but blame will rest (as it inevitably does) on the US. On 14 June, the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) published a(nother) lengthy rant against the US. The final few paragraphs may have interest to y'all. “…We have now resolutely grasped nuclear weapons. Our Republic is a nucl... more »

DNC Lawsuit Attorneys Fear for Their Lives, Call for Court Protection, Citing Multiple Suspicious Deaths

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: dnc]Founder and plaintiff in the DNC election rigging lawsuit asks the courts for protection amid numerous mysterious deaths of individuals connected to the lawsuit against Debbie Wasserman-Schultz and the DNC.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 11 hours ago
Ezra Klein believes that if the GOP passes a health care bill, it will make single payer all but inevitable the next time Democrats control the federal government. If Republicans unwind Obamacare and pass their bill, then Democrats are much likelier to establish a single-payer health care system — or at least the beginnings of one — when they regain power.... If Republicans wipe out the Affordable Care Act and de-insure tens of millions of people, they will prove a few things to Democrats. First, including private insurers and conservative ideas in a health reform plan doesn’t offe... more »

There Will be Blood: The Alexandria Shooting and Civil War in America

Kurt Nimmo at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 11 hours ago
[image: undefined] The shooting at a Republican baseball practice in Virginia shouldn’t come as a surprise. It’s the result of months of establishment agitprop. From Kathy Griffin posing with Trump’s severed head to a Trump-like Julius Caesar killed in Central Park play, the media has fixated on strife between the two establishment parties. This isn’t an accident. It’s designed to keep Americans distracted and at each other’s throats as the economy slowly implodes and the wars expand with horrific toll. The election of Trump provides a unique opportunity to create partisan battle ... more »

There Will be Blood: The Alexandria Shooting and Civil War in America

Kurt Nimmo at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 11 hours ago
[image: undefined] The shooting at a Republican baseball practice in Virginia shouldn’t come as a surprise. It’s the result of months of establishment agitprop. From Kathy Griffin posing with Trump’s severed head to a Trump-like Julius Caesar killed in Central Park play, the media has fixated on strife between the two establishment parties. This isn’t an accident. It’s designed to keep Americans distracted and at each other’s throats as the economy slowly implodes and the wars expand with horrific toll. The election of Trump provides a unique opportunity to create partisan battle ... more »

There Will be Blood: The Alexandria Shooting and Civil War in America

Kurt Nimmo at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 11 hours ago
[image: undefined] The shooting at a Republican baseball practice in Virginia shouldn’t come as a surprise. It’s the result of months of establishment agitprop. From Kathy Griffin posing with Trump’s severed head to a Trump-like Julius Caesar killed in Central Park play, the media has fixated on strife between the two establishment parties. This isn’t an accident. It’s designed to keep Americans distracted and at each other’s throats as the economy slowly implodes and the wars expand with horrific toll. The election of Trump provides a unique opportunity to create partisan battle ... more »

There Will be Blood: The Alexandria Shooting and Civil War in America

Kurt Nimmo at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 11 hours ago
[image: undefined] The shooting at a Republican baseball practice in Virginia shouldn’t come as a surprise. It’s the result of months of establishment agitprop. From Kathy Griffin posing with Trump’s severed head to a Trump-like Julius Caesar killed in Central Park play, the media has fixated on strife between the two establishment parties. This isn’t an accident. It’s designed to keep Americans distracted and at each other’s throats as the economy slowly implodes and the wars expand with horrific toll. The election of Trump provides a unique opportunity to create partisan battle ... more »

US Senate’s anti Russian sanctions are unconstitutional

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 11 hours ago
The Senate bill passed 97-2 codifying sanctions on Russia is an unconstitutional infringement of the President's right to conduct foreign policy. The post US Senate’s anti Russian sanctions are unconstitutional appeared first on The Duran.

Syria and Iraq are now de facto allies against both ISIS and the US

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 11 hours ago
Coordinated moves by Syrian and Iraqi militaries towards the Syrian-Iraqi border show that the two countries have become de facto military allies against ISIS and the regional intrigues of the US. The post Syria and Iraq are now de facto allies against both ISIS and the US appeared first on The Duran.

US Allowing ISIS Fighters To Escape Safely in Syria

Anon at Aangirfan - 11 hours ago
. Video Emerges Of US Allowing ISIS Fighters To Escape Safely In Syria .

Facebook Says Using AI to Fight Terrorism on Its Platform

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
Facebook officials said in a blog post 15 June 2017 that the company uses AI to find and remove "terrorist content" immediately, before users see it.

Tuition Revenue Bonds

Content Multimedia - 11 hours ago
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Jihadist militants attack Kurdish forces in northwest Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
(ARA News) Supported by Turkey’s military, Syrian Islamist groups launched on Wednesday an offensive against Kurdish villages in the district of Afrin, northwest of Aleppo province. Islamist militants of Ahrar al-Sham and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (al-Qaeda affiliated group previously known as al-Nusra Front) attacked the villages of Basoufan and Bashmere in the Sherawa area of Afrin. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

U.N. says 300 civilians killed in U.S.-led air strikes in Raqqa since March

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
(Reuters) Intensified coalition air strikes have killed at least 300 civilians in the Syrian northern city of Raqqa since March, as U.S.-backed forces close in on the stronghold of Islamic State forces, U.N. war crimes investigators said on Wednesday. The Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), a group of Kurdish and Arab militias supported by a U.S.-led […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army liberates more territory en route to Deir Ezzor

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their offensive along the Homs-Deir Ezzor Highway, Thursday, striking the Islamic State’s (ISIL) positions near the Arak Gas Fields. Led by their 5th Corps, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the remaining hilltops overlooking the Arak Gas Fields, inflicting heavy damage on the terrorist group’s […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Russian MoD confirms US military deployed long-range missiles in Syria

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The U.S. has moved HIMARS long-range missiles from Jordan to its base at Jabal Tanf in southern Syria, the Russian Ministry of Defense announced on Thursday. “The forces of the US-led anti-ISIS coalition have on several occasions hit Syrian government troops who are fighting against Islamic State [IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL] […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Yemeni forces ambush Saudi military vehicles in southwest Saudi Arabia (VIDEO)

Ivan Castro at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
SANA’A, YEMEN (6:55 P.M.) – Yemeni Republican Guard alongside with Ansar Allah movement fighters (Houthis) continue harassing Saudi Army with regular raids in southern provinces of the Kingdom. Houthis and their allies successfully utilize hit-and-run tactics with blitz attacks, ambushes and short albeit violent firefights against Saudi military. Military correspondents embedded with Yemeni forces in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US sells $12 bn worth of fighter jets to ‘terrorist funder’ Qatar

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
US sells $12bn worth of fighter jets to ‘terrorist funder’ Qatar Qatar has signed a $12-billion contract to buy F-15 fighter jets from the US, the country’s defense ministry reported. The deal was announced just days after US President Trump accused Doha of supporting terrorism. The contract was apparently sealed after a Wednesday meeting between […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIS ammunition depot blast kills several jihadists in Deir Ezzor [+ Pictures]

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5: 25 P.M.) – Scores of ISIS militants have been killed and injured as a huge explosion rocked one of the group’s ammunition depot in Deir Ezzor amid continuous clashes with the government forces. Whether the blast was caused by an airstrike or a man-made error is still unknown. Elsewhere in the embattled […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US Military Contractors and UN "Peacekeepers" - Pedophilia and Child Sex Trafficking R-US

Joachim Hagopian at American Empire Exposed - 11 hours ago
An exponential number of unscrupulous private US military contractors busily bilking billions in recent years from American taxpayers, replacing the now outsourced US military, thanks largely to Bilderberger Pilgrim himself David Be-Tray-US-Petraeus, have also been caught red-handed trafficking and raping child slaves in their global orbit. One such notorious hired mercenary company is Blackwater aka Xe aka Academi, owned and operated by Erik Prince who’s now an unofficial backdoor Trump foreign policy advisor and brother to his holy roller rich sister who’s our current Secretary... more »

Researcher Finds Georgia Voter Records Exposed on Internet

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
A researcher disclosed a gaping security hole at the outfit that manages Georgia's elections, with 6.7 million voter records and sensitive files exposed.

Does a Vox Infographic Claim Killing GOP Members Could Prevent ‘Three 9/11s’?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
After Rep. Steve Scalise was shot on 14 June 2017, an infographic purportedly from Vox weighed Republican lawmaker lives against healthcare-related deaths.

The Latest: London Police Launch Criminal Probe Into Fire

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
London Police say a criminal investigation has been launched in the wake of a fatal fire in west London.

Calgary Man Slices Off Penis After Attaching Razor Blade to Fidget Spinner?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
A fake news article was the latest in a series of claims about mishaps with the popular toy.

Germany, Austria Slam U.S. Sanctions Against Russia

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
The objections centered around a pipeline that would travel beneath the Baltic Sea to import natural gas from Russia to Germany.

U.S. Senate Passes Additional Sanctions On Russia And Iran. Europe Warns Of A Collapse In Relations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Reuters:* *U.S. Senate votes near unanimously for Russia, Iran sanctions* The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Thursday for legislation to impose new sanctions on Iran and Russia, and force President Donald Trump to get Congress' approval before easing any existing sanctions on Russia. The 100-member Senate backed the measure by a margin of 98-2. Republican Senator Rand Paul and Bernie Sanders, an independent who caucuses with the Democrats, were the only two "no" votes. The bill includes new sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile program and other activities not related... more »

Battle For The ISIS Held Philippine City Of Marawi -- News Updates June 15, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*DW*: *Marawi: Dozens of civilians feared dead in Philippine city* *Residents fleeing Marawi have reported seeing scores of dead bodies after clashes between the military and Islamist fighters, a Philippine politician says. Many civilians remain trapped inside the besieged city.* Zia Alonto Adiong, a politician who is helping in local rescue efforts, told reporters Thursday that residents had seen "dead bodies, at least 100, scattered" in an area where intense clashes had taken place. The military could not confirm the report. Militants aligned with the "Islamic State" (IS) extrem... more »

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