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Thomas Paine

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

Thursday, June 15, 2017

15 June - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:35 pm MDT

KIPP Memphis: Negative Growth and Lots of "flight risks"

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
Based on a new study of the segregated KIPP schools and their effects on test scores, KIPP Memphis is in the basement. One of KIPP's Memphis schools has shut its doors this year, and four remain, even as they struggle against the earned KIPP reputation as the "Kids in Prison Program." A new CEO (the third in 3 years) has been brought in from Oakland, CA to try to staunch the bleeding. Her name is Kendra Ferguson, and in an interview with the corporate education online rag, *Chalkbeat,* Kendra reminds us of why KIPP has a reputation as a penal business model, rather than as a hu... more »

Oncoming Racial Doom: The Clash of Cultures

Fred Reed at 12 hours ago
Curiously, what made me give up all interest in the problems of blacks was not their virulent racism, the horrendous rates of crime, or the parasitism. Instead it was the assaults by blacks and their fellow travelers on Confederate monuments, … Continue reading →

US Moves HIMAR from Jordan into Syria- Taking the War to the Persian Gulf

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
* As the US continuously expands it's war making in the region- 3 airbases in stolen northern Syrian territory - Rocket launchers from Jordan to Syria- Training terrorists right in Syrian territory. North and South. * *As mentioned in the comments yesterday:* PennyJune 14, 2017 at 1:36 PM *The U.S. has deployed a truck-mounted missile system into Syria, an official said Wednesday, to a forward operating group of rebels and U.S. military advisers that have repeatedly clashed with government forces.* *The deployment raises the stakes in eastern Syria, where Iranian-sponsored pro-go... more »

Scapegoating Businesses for Bad Government Policy

Veronique de Rugy at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: scapegoating-businesses-for-bad-government-policy] There's a disturbing and counterproductive tendency to scapegoat individual businesses for responding predictably to conditions established by the choices politicians make. A recent example is a replay of last year's attacks on Mylan, which manufactures the popular epinephrine auto-injector EpiPen.

Signed Into Law: Nevada Becomes Free-Trade Zone for Bitcoin And Other Blockchains

ActivistPost at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Vin Armani This could make Nevada a hub for blockchain startups and it certainly offers agorist opportunities. In this video, Vin Armani examines a... more »

Japan Imposes Sweeping Pre-Crime Surveillance Law Ahead Of 2020 Olympics

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Nicholas West With the latest spate of terror attacks we are beginning to witness supposedly democratic countries take increasingly tyrannical positions in the name... more »

US Signs $12 Billion Arms Deal With Qatar Days After Saying It Funds Terrorism

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Jason Ditz Defense Secretary James Mattis and his Qatari counterpart, Defense Minister Khalid al-Attiyah have signed a $12 billion arms deal today in Washington,... more »

Involuntary Manslaughter Charges For Top State Health Official For Role In Flint Water Crisis

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Andrea Germanos Michigan’s attorney general announced Wednesday that the head of the state’s health department and four others have been charged with involuntary manslaughter... more »

3D Facial Recognition Technology On Brink Of Commercial Breakthrough

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By University of the West of England A 3D facial recognition system could be used commercially in the UK for the first time as part... more »

Judge Orders Review Of Dakota Access Pipeline In Victory For Standing Rock Tribe

White Wolf at White Wolf - 12 hours ago
The Standing Rock Sioux Tribe won a significant victory today in its fight to protect the Tribe’s drinking water and ancestral lands from the Dakota Access pipeline. A federal judge ruled that the federal permits authorizing the pipeline to cross the Missouri River just upstream of the Standing Rock reservation, which were hastily issued by the Trump administration just days after the inauguration, violated the law in certain critical respects. In a 91-page decision, Judge James Boasberg wrote, “the Court agrees that [the Corps] did not adequately consider the impacts of an oil spi... more »

The Senate overwhelmingly passes new Russian sanctions deal while Trump's Secretary of State argues against them.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 12 hours ago
Remember who you work for. Courtesy of Politico: *The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan package of new Russia sanctions that also lets Congress block President Donald Trump from easing or ending penalties against Moscow, the year's most significant GOP-imposed restriction on the White House. * *The 97-2 vote on the Russia sanctions plan capped a week of talks that demonstrated cross-aisle collaboration that's become increasingly rare as Trump and the GOP push to repeal Obamacare without any Democratic votes. Senators merged the sanctions package with a bipa... more »

The Collapsing Social Contract

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*by Gaius Publius* *"[T]he super-rich are absconding with our wealth, and the plague of inequality continues to grow. An analysis of 2016 data found that the poorest five deciles of the world population own about $410 billion in total wealth. As of June 8, 2017, the world's richest five men owned over $400 billion in wealth. Thus, on average, each man owns nearly as much as 750 million people."* —Paul Buchheit, Alternet *"Congressman Steve Scalise, Three Others Shot at Alexandria, Virginia, Baseball Field"* —NBC News, June 14, 2017 *"4 killed, including gunman, in shoot... more »

Missing US Navy Sailor Thought To Be Lost At Sea Found Alive Hiding On Board Ship

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Gas Turbine Systems Technician (Mechanical) 3rd Class Peter Mims © US Navy *Task & Purpose:* *Sailor Thought To Have Fallen Overboard Found Hiding In Engine Room Of USS Shiloh* For 50 hours, the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet and Japanese Coast Guard and naval forces frantically searched for Gas Turbine Systems Technician 3rd Class Peter Mims — a sailor who went missing from the USS Shiloh. Now, more than a week later, Mims has been found alive, hiding in the engine room, Navy Times first reported on Thursday. How he survived there for seven days is a mystery, but we’re willing to bet MREs ... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Just finished a complete Windows upgrade on my computers. Took longer than I thought. Blogging will return in the next few minutes. Military and Intelligence News Briefs and World News Briefs will be posted later today.

Cuts like a Knife...Plus Part III - Putin "Stones" the West - (Oliver Stone Putin Interviews Documentary)

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
*A journalist watches a live broadcast on an electronic* *screen **showing a nationwide call-in attended by* *Russian President Vladimir Putin, in Moscow,* *June 15, 2017. (Photo by AFP)* Yesterday, in a hurry to get to my carving class (I was late, due to blogging) I dropped my heavy metal carving tool case on my leg, opening a fairly big gash in the back...unaware of the seriousness of the injury I proceeded to the class and was setting up...when I felt something wet in my shoe, which turned out to be full of blood. The First Aid attendant told me I should get a tetanus shot as sh... more »

Woman ‘forced to sit in her own urine for two hours’ by PIP assessor

John Pring at Disability News Service - 12 hours ago
A disabled women says she was left to sit in her own urine for nearly two hours after her plight was ignored by a healthcare professional carrying out a disability benefit assessment. Maria Lane has spoken up about the “devastating” experience she endured during her personal independence payment (PIP) assessment, in the hope that other [...]

Anger, resignation… and optimism in wake of general election result

John Pring at Disability News Service - 12 hours ago
Disabled activists have reacted with a mixture of anger, resignation and optimism to a general election that saw the Conservatives lose their parliamentary majority. Some believe that a resurgent Labour party under the leadership of Jeremy Corbyn, which defied mainstream media opposition and polling predictions to increase its number of MPs by 30, will inevitably [...]

New disabled MPs pledge to fight for rights in parliament

John Pring at Disability News Service - 12 hours ago
Two new disabled MPs who won their seats in last week’s general election have both pledged to use their time in parliament to fight for the rights of disabled people. Marsha de Cordova and Jared O’Mara both scored unexpected victories for the Labour party as part of an election upset that saw Jeremy Corby’s party [...]

Care regulator faces questions over inspection failings at abuse homes

John Pring at Disability News Service - 12 hours ago
The care regulator is facing fresh questions over its inspection failings after it emerged that it delivered glowing reports on standards at a dozen care homes, less than two years before abusive regimes were exposed at all 12 institutions. The Devon care home at the centre of the scandal, Veilstone, had not been visited by [...]

Shock and anger of abuse survivor, 20 years on from scandal

John Pring at Disability News Service - 12 hours ago
A disabled woman who survived an appalling regime of abuse at a notorious residential home has spoken of her shock and anger at seeing television reports of similar crimes at care homes in Devon two decades later. Last week, reporting restrictions were lifted following a series of criminal trials and hearings that led to the [...]

Polling station ‘discrimination’ fuels calls for online voting

John Pring at Disability News Service - 12 hours ago
The experience of a partially-sighted voter who believes he was discriminated against at a general election polling station last week has added to calls for disabled people to be allowed to vote online. Dan Williams, director of Visualise Training and Consultancy in Cardiff, had asked Cardiff council in advance if he could vote using a [...]

Rebranding of ‘toxic’ Atos will fail, activists promise

John Pring at Disability News Service - 12 hours ago
The “toxic” government contractor Atos has been accused of trying to create a smokescreen to hide its past failures and “appalling reputation”, after quietly announcing that it is changing the name of its disability benefit assessment arm. The company – blamed by many disabled people for repeated, serious and harmful failings in the way it [...]

Sophie Partridge: Friends mourn activist and performer of ‘wit, wisdom and kindness’

John Pring at Disability News Service - 12 hours ago
Friends and fellow campaigners are mourning the loss of Sophie Partridge – a disabled performer, writer and activist of wit, wisdom and “genuine kindness” – who died last week. She was best-known for her work as an actor, performing in the London 2012 Paralympic Games opening ceremony, and in a string of Graeae Theatre Company [...]

Mid-June Arctic Ice Persisting

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 12 hours ago
Icebreaker CCGS Amundsen diverted from science mission, continues search and rescue work CBC June 12, 2017 Environment and Climate Change Canada said ice conditions improved slightly on Monday in the Strait of Belle Isle but continue to be troubling off the northeast coast of Newfoundland, which is seeing a higher than normal concentration of ice. […]

The real reason the liberal media elite hate Russia and Vladimir Putin (VIDEO)

Vladimir Rodzianko at The Duran - 13 hours ago
While the Western world as we know it has been trying to dismantle and abolish traditional conservatism, Russia and her president having been actively restoring the same conservatism the US and Europe used to represent long ago. The post The real reason the liberal media elite hate Russia and Vladimir Putin (VIDEO) appeared first on The Duran.

Trump lashes ‘obstruction of justice’ claims

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 13 hours ago
US President Trump lashes obstruction of justice claims pointing out that no crime has so far been identified the prosecution or investigation of which he is supposed to have obstructed. The post Trump lashes ‘obstruction of justice’ claims appeared first on The Duran.

Ann Coulter blasts liberal left violence: “The media are orchestrating a bloodless coup”

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 13 hours ago
Ann Coulter blasts unprecedented liberal left violence against conservatives. The post Ann Coulter blasts liberal left violence: “The media are orchestrating a bloodless coup” appeared first on The Duran.

Rand Paul Tweeted That Purpose of Second Amendment Is to Shoot at Tyrannical Government?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
A genuine tweet posted by the Kentucky senator was circulated out of context after lawmaker Steve Scalise was shot in Virginia.

‘Star Wars’ Filming Soon in Your Town, USA

Brooke Binkowski at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
Rumors that the new Star Wars movies will be filmed in various small cities in the United States came from a set of cloned hoax sites.

Bernie Sanders Bought a $172,000 Car with Campaign Donations?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
A set of photographs was misleadingly used to suggest that Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders had purchased an Audi R8 luxury automobile with campaign funds.

Career derailed, ex-prof to sue Montana State for wrongful termination

Andrew P. Han at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A former assistant professor at Montana State University who was fired last year is planning to sue the school for defamation, wrongful termination, and violation of due process. Ryan Jones, a microbiologist, was forced to leave his tenure-track position — which was technically a one-year contract, so could be terminated before he had the opportunity […] The post Career derailed, ex-prof to sue Montana State for wrongful termination appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Heading for National Anti-War Conference in Virginia

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
I am on an Amtrak train from Boston heading south to Richmond, Virginia where I will join the UNAC national conference over the weekend. While there I am scheduled to speak on a panel in a plenary session about the highly controversial Pentagon deployment of the THAAD 'missile defense' system in South Korea. In addition Iraq and Afghanistan war veteran Will Griffin and I will conduct a workshop on the broader US militarization of the Asia-Pacific region. Washington and its NATO allies are now moving that cancerous 'alliance' into the Asia-Pacific and have signed up Japan, South ... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 13 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Congressman among several people shot at congressional baseball practice It's looking increasingly likely Theresa May could cancel Brexit Reports: 66-year-old James Hodgkinson named as suspect in congressional baseball practice shooting Police body camera footage is becoming a state secret The openly gay son of an immigrant just became Ireland's youngest ever prime minister Beijing protesters clash with police in rare display of anger over school redistricting 2 Georgia inmates who are 'dangerous beyond description' at large after killing 2 prison guards Suspect ... more »

Right After Accusing Qatar of Funding Terrorism, Trump Gives Them $12 BILLION in Weapons

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: qatar]Trump went from condemning Qatar for funding terrorism, to giving them weapons to continue carrying out the same action he condemned it for, in only days.

Cops Get Jobs Back After Executing Unarmed Couple with 137 Shots Over a Traffic Violation

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: cleveland]The five Cleveland cops who took part in the 137-shot, execution-style fusillade that killed an unarmed couple over a traffic violation will all get their jobs back.

Battleships, Aircraft Carriers and Super Tanks: Russia’s Military Dream Weapons—It Never Built

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, Asia* *The Soviet military combined grandiose vision and global aspiration with a defense-industrial base that had severe limitations. In some cases, these limitations produced remarkable weapons, such as the T-34 and the MiG-21. In other cases, the limitations precluded disastrous decisions, such as the giant heavy bombers, the huge battleships, and the giant tanks of the interwar period. The true lesson, however, is that while decisions about weapon systems often reverberate across an entire defense-industrial base, they only rarely change the fates... more »

5 U.S. Military Super Weapons That Could Have Transformed War Forever (But Never Happened)

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, * *Technology undoubtedly matters, but only rarely in the sense that an isolated technological achievement lends decisive advantage in tactical engagements. Rather, technological innovations and choices shape the ways in which military organizations, and the broader defense-industrial complex, approach the prospect of war. Each of these systems involved a radical rethink of organizational roles and priorities, and the cancelation of each left huge holes in capabilities, holes that continue to be filled in novel ways.* Weapons die for all kinds of dif... more »

On the Side of BIW Workers

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
Times Record Op-Ed (Brunswick, Maine) By Bruce K. Gagnon I am pro-union and my first job after the Air Force and college was working as an organizer for the United Farm Workers Union in Florida — organizing fruit pickers. A couple of years ago I was invited by a union member to march with BIW workers who were protesting against General Dynamics’ management efforts to slowly but surely break the union at the shipyard by outsourcing work to non-union shops. I eagerly joined the protest. Over the years I’ve heard directly from scores of BIW workers about their grievances against the... more »

Australian Prime Minister Turnbull Mocks President Trump In Leaked Recordings

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
.@TurnbullMalcolm impersonates Donald Trump in leaked audio. #9News https://t.co/IxWHYDg7Y8 pic.twitter.com/VRizKreW9U — Nine News Melbourne (@9NewsMelb) June 15, 2017 *New York Times:* *Malcolm Turnbull, Australian Leader, Pokes Fun at Trump in Leaked Recording* SYDNEY, Australia — Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s first phone call with President Trump was famously unpleasant. His next one might be even more so. On Thursday, an Australian news network released a brief recording of Mr. Turnbull poking fun at the president, at a dinner full of journalists that was supposed to be o... more »

How the Six Day War Changed the Middle East

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 13 hours ago
Emphasis mine: How the Six Day War Changed the Middle East by LANCE SELFA, https://www.counterpunch.org/, 8 June 2007 It’s rare for one discrete historical event occurring over a few days to have an impact that persists for decades. Israel’s 1967 Six Day War–from June 5 to June 10, 40 years ago this week–is just such an event. […]

741741: Crisis Text Hotline

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
Teens (and others) can text 741741 from anywhere to talk with a crisis counselor.

Bringing a Gun to a Knife Fight

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
Scott Baio asserted during a July 2016 MSNBC appearance that President Obama once said if [Republicans] "bring a knife" to a fight, [Democrats] should "bring a gun."

Electric Universe - proto-Saturn - Ruler of Aquarius

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 14 hours ago
Saturnian configuration prior to Solar incursion in 10,000 BC before the Crescent of the Sun marked Saturn's eye the obvious (mainstream) question, *"Why Saturn? Why now?" * Good morning, readers of the Free Planet blog, as you can all see my love/hate relationship with this "*brown-dwarf proto-Saturn was our ancient Sun*" aspect of the Talbott/Thornhill electric universe continues... *Why Saturn?* Well, Saturn (not Uranus) is the ancient ruler of the Age of Aquarius. *Why now?* Well, we're just entering the Age of Aquarius. Maybe the appearance of the slowly-rotating Solar Cresce... more »

Geopolitical Trajectories

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 14 hours ago
As I see it... The USA wants continuous instability and violence because global stability and respect for national sovereignty (the very basis of the UN Charter) imply the natural development and independence of Eurasia, Latin America, Africa... and the natural loss of USA hegemony. Likewise, Israel wants continuous war and conflict in the Middle East to assert its military and

Want to understand the British election? Look online and listen to grime

Nicholas D. Mirzoeff, Professor of Media, Culture, and Communication, New York University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 14 hours ago
Grime Jme MC with Labour candidate Jeremy Corbyn. Why did no one who gets paid for their opinion see Britain’s election result coming? Or Brexit? Or the Trump election? Perhaps everyone’s looking and listening in the wrong places. Britain, like everywhere else in the capitalist world, is now a visual culture, as I showed in my book “How to See The World.” By “seeing,” I mean more than just looking. I mean coming to understand. Increasingly, people do that by means of visual media. Analysts raised on print and broadcast media often find that hard to do. An election is like a giant ... more »

President Trump Responds To Reports That He Is Under Investigation For 'Obstruction Of Justice'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
They made up a phony collusion with the Russians story, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice on the phony story. Nice — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2017 You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history - led by some very bad and conflicted people! #MAGA — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 15, 2017 *The Hill:* *Trump: 'You are witnessing the single greatest WITCH HUNT in American political history'* President Trump on Thursday again decried the investigation into Russian election meddling, saying Americans... more »

New York Times Editor's Uses Yesterday's Shooting Of GOP Congressmen To Attack Sarah Palin

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* The New York Times editorial is here .... *America’s Lethal Politics* (New York Times editorial). The key part is here .... *.... Was this attack evidence of how vicious American politics has become? Probably. In 2011, when Jared Lee Loughner opened fire in a supermarket parking lot, grievously wounding Representative Gabby Giffords and killing six people, including a 9-year-old girl, the link to political incitement was clear. Before the shooting, Sarah Palin’s political action committee circulated a map of targeted electoral districts that put Ms. Giffords and ... more »

Russian President Putin Offers Political Asylum To Former FBI Director James Comey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*The Hill*: *Putin offers political asylum to Comey* Russian president Vladimir Putin on Thursday offered to give political asylum to former FBI Director James Comey, poking at tensions between Comey and President Trump. “If Comey will be under the threat of political persecution, we are ready to accept him here,” Putin said at a press conference, according to Russian state media outlet TASS. Comey testified last week that Trump pressured him to "let go" of the FBI investigation into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, before Trump fired him. Comey acknowledged leaki... more »

Put the Politeness Back in Predation

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 14 hours ago
The political/media complex were making another spectacle of scratching their groupthink heads today. In one of those periodic discussions about why people are getting so damned irate and uncivil, they're appalled that "it" has now even escalated to the point of anti-VIP violence in a bipartisan baseball field. It's the tone, it's the divisiveness, it's the un-American way! The pat solution, once again, is for the millionaires of Congress to learn to get along. And then we proles would automatically follow our leaders' high moral example, and we could all get along too. What they do... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago

“Debt Slaves”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*“Debt Slaves”* by George H. Russell "A fundamental aspect of the American way of life is chronic indebtedness. Most Americans save very little and are deeply in debt. We have in effect become debt slaves in that we are working to either pay taxes or pay off notes, mortgages, credit cards, charge accounts and other debts. Drive down any Main Street in any town in America and you will be confronted with signs advertising the lending ‘services’ of loan and mortgage companies, credit cards, banks, and for those who are already so deeply in debt that they can no longer borrow from conv... more »

“Stockman: Current Budget Projections are a Fantasy”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*“Stockman: Current Budget Projections are a Fantasy”* by Craig Wilson "David Stockman joined Bloomberg Markets to discuss President Donald Trump’s latest budget projections. After the White House and current Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney released various statements on the budget proposal viability conversations already began within the GOP and Congress. When prompted by host David Gura over his thoughts, even reflecting on former Treasury Secretary Summers comments that the budget is ludicrously optimistic, David Stockman did not mince words speaking on Wa... more »

"Mainstream Media Incitement of Violence Against Republicans Leads to Shooting of U.S. Congressman"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"Mainstream Media Incitement of Violence Against * *Republicans Leads to Shooting of U.S. Congressman"* by George Washington "The madman who opened fire and shot a sitting U.S. congressman (and majority whip) and others yesterday was a liberal who wanted to "kill as many Republicans as possible", who was a member of a group called "Terminate the Republican Party", and who had recently written: "It’s Time to Destroy Trump & Co." And at least some liberals expressed pleasure that the congressman was shot. How did the left become the crazies advocating violence against other American... more »

“Horst Wessel Is Reborn From The Womb Of Violent Rhetoric”; A Comment

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*“Horst Wessel Is Reborn From The Womb Of Violent Rhetoric”* by JWMJR *Click image for larger size. *Hmm, who's that describe? “Since well before November's election the rhetoric coming from the left has been laced with words of violent connotation. With Hillary's humiliation at the polls the connotations have become implications and justifications that have now become escalations from assaults with fists and baseball bats to the use of firearms with murderous intent. Yesterday's shooting did not occur in a vacuum. From Kathy Griffin's stunningly callous photo shoot to the complet... more »

LOCK HIM UP: Sanders on policy isn't enough!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JUNE 15, 2017Part 4—We need what he did back in March:* For one brief shining moment, not so long ago, Democrats controlled the United States Senate with a filibuster-proof 60-vote majority. This brief era of ascension ran from July 2009 through January 2010. We're unlikely see its like again. We recall one of the ways we accomplished this remarkable dominance. We got Ted Stevens locked up! Stevens was an endlessly-serving Republican senator from the state of Alaska. But yay yay yay yay yay! In the fall of 2008, he was found guilty in a federal corruption trial—and ei... more »

Michael Savage predicted liberal left violence days before Sanders supporter went on shooting spree

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Michael Savage predicted the liberal left violence. The post Michael Savage predicted liberal left violence days before Sanders supporter went on shooting spree appeared first on The Duran.

Vladimir Putin opens up about the newest member of his family (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Vladimir Putin opens up to Oliver Stone about his children. The post Vladimir Putin opens up about the newest member of his family (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Trump nails fake news media, “phony collusion with Russians, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice”

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Trump is aware of the changing narrative the globalists are using to remove him from office. The post Trump nails fake news media, “phony collusion with Russians, found zero proof, so now they go for obstruction of justice” appeared first on The Duran.

Aerialist Hangs by Teeth from Helicopter Over Niagara Falls

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
Erendira Wallenda performed acrobatic maneuvers while hanging from a helicopter.

Just in case anybody was still wondering, yes Donald Trump is now under criminal investigation. Update!

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
Dammit! Comey said I wasn't being investigated!Courtesy of WaPo: *The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said. * *The move by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Trump’s conduct marks a major turning point in the nearly year-old FBI investigation, which until recently focused on Russian meddling during the presidential campaign and on whether ... more »

Forget North Korea: Why the World Should Fear Pakistan's Nukes

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Asia* *Pakistan is clearly developing a robust nuclear capability that can not only deter but fight a nuclear war. It is also dealing with internal security issues that could threaten the integrity of its nuclear arsenal. Pakistan and India are clearly in the midst of a nuclear arms race that could, in relative terms, lead to absurdly high nuclear stockpiles reminiscent of the Cold War. It is clear that an arms-control agreement for the subcontinent is desperately needed.* Sandwiched between Iran, China, India and Afghanistan, Pakistan lives in a compl... more »

Almost 200 Members of the US Congress File Suit Against Trump For Violating US Constitution (Foreign Emoluments Clause)

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 15 hours ago
“Plaintiffs, 30 members of the United States Senate and 166 members of the United States House of Representatives, bring this … Continue reading →

US Court Rules Trump Administration Violated the Law By Shortcutting Environmental Review of Dakota Access Pipeline; More Environmental Analysis Required

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 15 hours ago
Oil Pipeline spill in a residential area of Mayflower AR (US EPA photo of Exxon Mobil oil spill) See photos … Continue reading →

The Ongoing Saga 81: News, Updates, & More

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 15 hours ago
Originally posted on Mining Awareness + : Last news update Thursday 15 June 2017, UTC Most recent updates are on top, after image-intro…

Innocent Grandpa Face-Stomped by Cops for Asking for Help With His Granddaughter

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: grandpa]A 66-year-old grandpa was beaten, stomped on, and maliciously prosecuted after he walked into a police department to ask them for help in protecting his daughter.

Video footage of ISIS losses in Arak

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4: 20 P.M.) – The Syrian government forces have finally managed to fully retake the Arak gas fields located to the northeast of Palmyra; thus paving the way to march on the ISIS bastion of al-Sukhnah. The weeks-long battle for the gas-rich area has eventually paid off for the Syrian Army, backed by […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

The neo-nutzis exposed - by one of their own.

Knowledge Is Power at Knowledge Is Power - 16 hours ago
I have rubbed shoulders with neo-nutzis. I will openly admit it. Why? Because as someone who is aware of the deliberate destruction of the traditional way of life, I felt that I had to 'do something', and so it became natural to gravitate towards people who were also awake to the impact of globalisation on the lives of ordinary people. My forays into the 'far-right' turned out to be a waste of time - other than as a learning experience, gaining a better understanding of the decline of the country I was born in, and the failure of those who cling to the flag most fervently to do... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
Here's a detail in a *Wall Street Journal* story confirming the *Washington Post*'s report that special counselor Robert Mueller is investigating possibile obstruction of justice by President Trump: The special counsel also plans to interview Rick Ledgett, who recently retired as the deputy director of the NSA.... While Mr. Ledgett was still in office, he wrote a memo documenting a phone call that [NSA director Mike] Rogers had with Mr. Trump, according to people familiar with the matter. During the call, the president questioned the veracity of the intelligence community’s judgment... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 16 hours ago
*London Fire June 2017* The Grenfell Tower is in Kensington, in London. In the June 2017 General Election, *Labour gained Kensington from the Conservatives*. Does someone want to reduce the number of Labour voters in Kensington? *While leader of Westminster City Council Dame Shirley Porter oversaw the "homes for votes" scandal* "*The Grenfell Action Group believes that there are striking similarities between the current 'regeneration' policies ... and those that landed Dame Shirley in so much trouble in the late 1980's."* “GERRYMANDERING” IN NORTH KENSINGTON! . "For a start, ... more »

The Tale Of Two Malaria Studies

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://europepmc.org/articles/PMC3272391 In 2000, four researchers led by G D Shanks carried out a detailed study into the apparent rise in malaria admissions at the hospital which Brooke Bond run at their tea estates in Kenya. This was their Abstract: The changing epidemiology of clinical malaria since 1965 among […]

Jeff Sessions Speaks, Sort Of

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
*-by Noah* Two quotes from Richard Nixon, as he discussed ways to cover up Watergate: 1. “ You can always say you can’t recall.” 2. “I don’t give a shit what happens. I want you to stonewall it, let them plead the Fifth Amedment, cover up or anything else, if it will save it, save this plan. That’s the whole point.” If you were playing buzz-word bingo during Tuesday’s Jeff Sessions “testimony,” and you had promised to throw down a tequila shot each time the words ‘don’t recall,’ ‘no recollection,’ or some variation of same (at least 46 times by my count) were uttered by Trump’s ... more »

Dirty Bomb Threat At U.S. Port Results In Lock-Down For A Few Hours

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*VOA:* *US Coast Guard Warns of Dirty Bomb, Clears Threat Hours Later* Authorities evacuated a terminal at the Port of Charleston in South Carolina to investigate a “potential threat” in a container ship, the U.S. Coast Guard said. The all-clear was sounded a few hours later after four containers were cleared by authorities. Maersk Line, the world’s biggest container shipping company, said in a statement Thursday the U.S. Coast Guard had informed it of a threat of a “dirty bomb” aboard one of its vessels, the Memphis. It said all crew members were safe and ashore. *Read more *...... more »

Cuba's Newest Crisis: No Money To Buy Oil

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (L) speaks with Cuba's President Raul Castro during their meeting in Havana, in this picture provided by Miraflores Palace April 27, 2013. REUTERS/Miraflores Palace/Handout *OilPrice.com*: *Cuba Scrambles As Venezuela’s Oil Industry Collapses* As Venezuela’s oil industry goes down it flames, it’s looking like it may just take Cuba down with it. Venezuela, once the crude powerhouse of South and Central America, is no longer able to produce enough oil to sustain its own economy, much less those of other countries. Cuba is frantically drilling in s... more »

This French Hideaway IsWhere the Putin Family Spends Their Time And Fortune

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Time*: *The Secret French Hideaway Where the Putin Family Spends Its Time and Fortune* Early in 2016, Lorene Weber, a real estate agent in the French town of Biarritz, began getting calls and emails from journalists about a deal she handled in 2012. She remembered it well. The buyer and the seller had both been wealthy Russians, well-dressed and soft-spoken, not the flashy types who like to park their yachts in the nearby marinas of San Sebastian. Rather than sending their lawyers, the two men had come to handle the deal in person, which suggested to Weber that they had nothing t... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*DeVos Will Roll Back 2 Obama Regulations, a Blow to Consumer Advocates* The U.S. Department of Education is beginning the process of rolling back two Obama-era regulations aimed at holding for-profit colleges accountable and helping students who may have been misled or defrauded by them: the borrower-defense-to-repayment regulation, which was scheduled to go into effect on July 1, and the gainful-employment regulation, which was already in effect. The gainful-employment regulation was meant to hold career-preparation programs accountable for the outcomes of their graduates. Spec... more »

New column day

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 16 hours ago
Here, on the current state of the federal NDP's leadership race - and how the potential outcomes would figure to affect Canada's broader political scene. For further reading... - L. Ian MacDonald discusses how the NDP's campaign (unlike the Conservatives') is actually offering meaningful debate and choices. - Eric Grenier takes a look at what we know about the state of the race so far - though the unknowns looks to dominate the picture for the moment. - Finally, Dan Hancox examines how UK Labour's movement politics helped to radically reshape the existing electoral map. And Colin Ho... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Greenie obsessions just killed a lot of people* *12 confirmed dead and death toll will rise after huge inferno broke out at a residential tower block in London. It was welfare housing. “When this block was built, it complied with the old fire regulations. Had it been left alone it would never have burned like this.”* Ministers were warned numerous times over the cladding that turned the Grenfell Tower into an inferno but ignored the advice of fire experts, it has been revealed. The Home Office was handed a damning report after hundreds of residential tower blocks were surveyed i... more »

Zapatistas Solidarity with Wixárika -- Land Defenders Assassinated

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 17 hours ago
. Solidarity and support for our brothers and sisters of the Wixárika people By National Indigenous Congress Zapatista National Liberation Army To the Wixárika PeopleTo the Peoples of the WorldGathered together in the Constitutive Assembly of the Indigenous Council for Mexico at CIDECI–UNITIERRA, Chiapas, the indigenous peoples, nations, and tribes who make up the National Indigenous

Thursday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 17 hours ago
This and that for your Thursday reading. - Sarah O'Connor examines the inconsistent relationship between job quantity and quality as another example of how it's misleading to think of policy choices solely in terms of the number of jobs generated. Angela Monaghan discusses how wages continue to stagnate in the UK despite a low unemployment rate. And Patrick Butler writes about the "relentless financial tightrope" which keeps far too many households from ever avoiding the stress of imminent ruin: Low-income families are going without beds, cookers, meals, new clothes and other essen... more »

More Than Softwood and Dairy Products

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
In the coming NAFTA re-negotiations, Linda McQuaig argues that we should focus on Article 605 of the agreement: Article 605 limits the power of governments to cut back energy exports. So, for instance, Canada must continue to make available to Americans the same proportion of our energy as in the previous three years. If there were a global oil shortage -- like the ones in the 1970s -- we couldn't cut back our oil exports to the U.S. in order to redirect the oil to Canadians. While section 605 has always offended those who care about sovereignty, it poses huge new problems in the... more »

The UK's plan to deny terrorists 'safe spaces' online would make us all less safe in the long run

Molly Land, Professor of Law, University of Connecticut at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 17 hours ago
In the wake of the recent attacks in Manchester and London, British Prime Minister Theresa May has called on social media companies to eliminate “safe spaces” online for extremist ideology. Despite losing the majority in the recent election, she is moving forward with plans to regulate online communications, including in cooperation with newly elected French President Emmanuel Macron. May’s statement is just one of several initiatives aimed at “cleaning up” the internet. Others include Germany’s proposal to fine social media companies that fail to remove illegal content and the Au... more »

Oliver Stone and Vladimir Putin compare Reagan’s America with Putin’s Russia (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 17 hours ago
Vladimir Putin discusses Ronald Reagan's Presidency and legacy with Oliver Stone. The post Oliver Stone and Vladimir Putin compare Reagan’s America with Putin’s Russia (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

CIA backed Washington Post cites “anonymous sources” saying Trump is under investigation for obstructing justice

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 17 hours ago
More "anonymous sources" trotted out by the radical liberal left Washington Post. The post CIA backed Washington Post cites “anonymous sources” saying Trump is under investigation for obstructing justice appeared first on The Duran.

Ken Ham claims news reports that his "Ark Encounter" has not stimulated the local economy are based on "urban legends." Just let that sink in for a minute.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
Courtesy of Answers in Genesis: *Recently, a number of articles in the mainstream media, on blogs, and on well-known secularist group websites have attempted to spread propaganda to brainwash the public into thinking our Ark Encounter attraction is a dismal failure. Sadly, they are influencing business investors and others in such a negative way that they may prevent Grant County, Kentucky, from achieving the economic recovery that its officials and residents have been seeking.* *In one sense, such negative, misleading, and outright false reporting doesn’t worry me. As Christians... more »

5 of the Most Disastrous Defeats in U.S. Military History

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, * *American military failures have undoubtedly had an impact on the country’s strategic position, but have yet to fundamentally undercut national power. The United States recovered quickly from Operation Drumbeat, Antietam, the disbanding of the Iraqi Army and the defeat in Korea.* *National greatness depends on more than simply victory in battle, as the persistence of U.S. power suggests. Nevertheless, each of these avoidable defeats proved costly to the United States—in blood, treasure and time.* Nations often linger on their military defeats as long ... more »

America Has Big Plans to Defend Itself from Nuclear ICBMs (Think North Korea)

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * *Steve Nicholls, Director of Advanced Air & Missile Defense Systems for Raytheon, told Scout Warrior last year that the MOKV is being developed to provide the MDA with “a key capability for its Ballistic Missile Defense System - to discriminate lethal objects from countermeasures and debris. The kill vehicle, launched from the ground-based interceptor extends the ground-based discrimination capability with onboard sensors and processing to ensure the real threat is eliminated.”* The Missile Defense Agency's first-ever successful intercept of an ICBM ta... more »

Meet PubPeer 2.0: New version of post-publication peer review site launches today

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 17 hours ago
Since it launched in 2012, PubPeer has grown to become a standard part of the scientific lexicon, and its numerous post-publication discussions have led to more editorial notices than we can count. But it’s also faced its share of critics, including a scientist who took the site to court to unmask commenters he alleged had […] The post Meet PubPeer 2.0: New version of post-publication peer review site launches today appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The Left’s Jewish Problem: Jeremy Corbyn, Israel and Anti‑Semitism per Nick Cohen's review of a new book on the matter in The Guardian

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
The Labour Party has a real problem with antisemitism, of that there's little doubt. Do read Nick Cohen in The Guardian, here's an extract: '... Labour has had to suspend 18 members, including one MP and a former mayor of London, because of their allegedly racist displays. Everywhere, "Zionist" and "Zio" are used to define Jews, and non-Jews who question left orthodoxy, as "the other": barely human monsters, who must be cast from the bounds of leftish society. The leader of the Labour party has defended supporters of every variety of ancient prejudice: the Palestinian activist w... more »

The Grenfell Tragedy is Class War

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 17 hours ago
The victims of yesterday’s fire at the Grenfell tower in north Kensington are casualties of the class war. There is no other frame, no other explanation that can convincingly thread together the answers to questions about how this unnecessary and entirely avoidable tragedy happened, and *why it was allowed to happen*. Consider the circumstances: Grenfell residents had repeatedly complained to the council (coincidentally, Conservative-run) about fire safety issues and were brushed off by councillors and officers. Residents had also complained about their treatment... more »

Sweden: Migrant Cries 'Racism' When Woman in Hijab Asked to Show Train Ticket; Attacks Passengers with Knife

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
This Breitbart report http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/06/15/sweden-migrant-cries-racism-when-woman-in-hijab-asked-to-show-train-ticket-attacks-passengers-with-knife/ raises many questions. Here's the start of the report: 'An Iraqi man travelling from Stockholm to Hallsberg by train launched a brutal attack on passengers after a Muslim woman was asked to show her ticket, accusing them all of racism. Karim Alaa Hussain, 25, became infuriated when the unnamed woman, who was wearing a veil, was asked to show her rail ticket by a female conductor. The Muslim woman complained she... more »

Congressional Shooter Has History of Violence, Supporting Liberal Causes which is probably why the BBC have lost interest in reporting on this story

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
The news about the Congressional Shooter keeps pouring in: 'James T. Hodgkinson, the Illinois man identified as the would-be killer who wounded several at a practice session of the Congressional Republican baseball team, had a history of violence, supporting progressive causes, and voting for Democrats at least as far back as the year 2002. According to the Belleville News-Democrat, a paper from the St. Louis area community in which Hodgkinson lived, the shooter has been identified with particularly progressive and liberal causes. He even worked as a volunteer on the presidential ... more »

Why we should create artificial offspring: meaning and the collective afterlife

Ethical Technology - 18 hours ago
The iCub Robot - Image courtesy of Jiuguang Wang That’s the title of a new article I have coming out. It argues that the creation of artificial offspring could add meaning to our lives and that it might consequently be worth committing to the project of doing so. It’s going to be published in the journal Science and Engineering Ethics. The official version will be out in a few weeks. In the meantime, you can read the abstract below and download a pre-publication version at the links provided.

Stefan L Sorgner Visionary of the Month

Ethical Technology - 18 hours ago
The Air Berlin Magazine which has a print run of 165000 copies per issue presents three visionaries per issue. This months visionaries section is dedicated to the topic of computer-machine-interaction, and IEET Fellow Prof. Dr. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner was portrayed as a visionary in this month’s edition of the journal which is freely available on board of all Air Berlin planes as well as via the following link. The text is written both in German as well as in English: http://magazin.airberlin.com/guter-riecher/58597818/115

Wise politics is all about cherry-picking

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
In recent months and at several inequivalent places, I have repeatedly collided with an incredible meme promoted by the globalists. They say that we – their political opponents – must be bad because we want to "cherry-pick the good things". Wow, what an accusation. Angela Merkel and numerous parrots on her side have pledged to block cherry-picking during Brexit negotiations. And yesterday, a Russian globalist Bloomberg writer tried to criticize Poland, Hungary, and Czechia because we're cherry-pickers, too. There are probably other examples, too. And it's conceivable that the two ... more »

2017 Is Going To Be The Worst Retail Apocalypse In U.S. History – More Than 300 Retailers Have Already Filed For Bankruptcy

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 18 hours ago
2017 Is Going To Be The Worst Retail Apocalypse In U.S. History – More Than 300 Retailers Have Already Filed For Bankruptcy by Michael Snyder, http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/ Not even during the worst parts of the last recession did things ever get this bad for the U.S. retail industry. As you will see in this article, more than 300 […]

Grenfell Tower Inferno A Disaster Waiting To Happen

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 19 hours ago
Very worrying news about the horrific fire at Grenfell Tower in London. The Telegraph is reporting that the main factor in the fire spreading so quickly may have been the vertical cladding installed two years ago to meet green energy efficiency targets. The cladding acts as insulation, but fire experts believe it can create an […]

Venezuela's child hunger crisis grows -per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
The BBC report: 'Despite being an oil-rich country, Venezuela is facing record levels of child malnutrition as it experiences severe shortages of food and an inflation rate of over 700%. The Venezuelan Health Ministry says child mortality has also jumped 30% in the last year. The BBC's Vladimir Hernandez met some of the families struggling to cope.' Any mention of why Venezuela is in such economic trouble? Any linking of their economic problems to the sort of Marxist economics that Jeremy Corbyn and John McDonnell believe in? This is the BBC so somehow I doubt it. You can see... more »

Donald Trump's disapproval numbers hit a whopping 60%.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
Courtesy of The Hill: *A record 60 percent of Americans disapprove of the job President Trump is doing, according to Gallup's daily tracking poll.* *Neither former President Barack Obama nor President Bill Clinton ever reached 60 percent in the survey, while George W. Bush reached the 60 percent disapproval mark nearly five years into his presidency.* Is this all of that winning that Trump kept talking about?

Let's Kindle an Idea for Autism

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
I have a confession to make. I completely underestimate my daughters with autism. It's ridiculous how dumb I am sometimes about their ability. There's an easy laziness that has come to me whereby I do not expect the girls to...

Defunding the Left: AG Jeff Sessions Ends DOJ Bankrolling of Radical Activists

William F. Jasper at rss - 19 hours ago
[image: defunding-the-left-ag-jeff-sessions-ends-doj-bankrolling-of-radical-activists] At long last! Attorney General Jeff Sessions has announced an end to the Department of Justice sweetheart deal that has funneled hundreds of millions of extortion dollars to left-wing activists.

Seriously Cute: Police K-9 unit recruits the cutest boys to the force

White Wolf at White Wolf - 19 hours ago
These pups are not just any pups, mind you. These are very important police pups. The New Taipei Police Department has officially debuted the newest recruits to its canine academy this week, as part of the purebred Labrador Retrievers’ one-month birthday celebrations. The six puppies were born in the beginning of May to retired police dog Yellow, and have been named Fuxing, Shuman, Feida, Yige, AJ, and Liang. They’ve only just opened their eyes, but the police department can see the puppies’ potential, and have already admitted them into the official training programme. To cel... more »

UNCENSORED: These YouTube comments show most Americans are NOT buying into the anti-Russia agenda

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Ordinary Americans are not buying the anti-Russian conspiracy. The post UNCENSORED: These YouTube comments show most Americans are NOT buying into the anti-Russia agenda appeared first on The Duran.

Vladimir Putin and Oliver Stone discuss ethnic and religious diversity in Russia (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Vladimir Putin discusses Russia's ethnic and religious diversity. The post Vladimir Putin and Oliver Stone discuss ethnic and religious diversity in Russia (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Syrian Army liberates most of Arak Gas Fields: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) liberated the entire Arak Triangle, Tuesday, following a fierce battle with the Islamic State (ISIL) terror organization in the eastern countryside of Palmyra. However, despite liberating the Arak Triangle, the Syrian Arab Army was unable to take control of the Arak Gas Fields, which is […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

UN envoy says Astana talks on Syria extremely useful for de-escalation

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
(TASS) The Astana talks on Syria are extremely important and useful for the cessation of hostilities in the country, United Nations Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura told TASS in Olso during a joint press conference with Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende. “Astana is extremely important, extremely useful for this type of cessation of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Father of Aleppo boy Omran slams ‘exploitation’ of his son at UN briefing: video

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:50 A.M.) – Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the UN Alexei Borodavkin stated “the famous symbol of Aleppo suffering” Omran Daqneesh was used in “shameless propaganda” by the Western media, at a press conference at the UN offices in Geneva, Wednesday. Borodavkin noted that Daqneesh “was used by the Oscar-winning ‘White […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syria: SAA declares eastern countryside of Palmyra IS-free

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – Syrian Arab Army (SAA) fighters gained more ground against self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Syria’s Arak Triangle area near eastern Palmyra according to a statement from the Syrian Ministry of Defence, Wednesday. Footage showed SAA steadily progressing, firing on the last IS positions in the Mustadirah Mountains. SAA […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

7 Reasons to Get More Magnesium by Margie King

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 20 hours ago
Clicking on the image will make the above poster easy to read7 Reasons to Get More Magnesium by Margie King Green Med Info. 11 June 2017 *Magnesium is the fourth most abundant mineral in your body, and is the reason why vegetables are green. But few people fully appreciate the importance of this miraculous mineral. * The human genome project reveals that 3,751 human proteins have binding sites for magnesium.[i] And so far we know this one essential mineral activates over 350 biochemical processes in the body to keep things flowing. Plants are green because they contain the li... more »

Dachel Wake Up: CHOP Brain Scans for Autism

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 20 hours ago
June 11, 2017, Philly Voice: CHOP looks to brain scans for breakthrough in early detection of autism By Michael Tanenbaum With a shift in diagnostic criteria raising the number of American children placed on the autism spectrum—and with families and...


LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
*Quote of the Day:* "The mystery of human existence lies not in just staying alive, but in finding something to live for."- Fyodor Dostoevsky *North Korea* There have been various reports (none of them particularly credible) that suggest North Korea will soon test another nuclear weapon. My reaction to that is - maybe - but unlikely. The Chinese threat of serious repercussions to that sort of thing is still fresh in the mind of the fat kid with the bad haircut who runs the place, Respected Dear Leader, pictured right. *Qatar, etc.* Iran is mounting a feeble public relations campaig... more »

Peruvian Medicine Men have performed a ritual for world peace

White Wolf at White Wolf - 20 hours ago
A group of shamans, or medicine men, performed Monday a ritual at a Lima handicrafts fair to plead for peace in the world and ward off a war between North Korea and the United States. Shamans carrying musical instruments, flowers and candles, placed photos of US President Donald Trump and of North Korea's supreme leader Kim Jong-un on an altar to beseech peace and deter a third world war. "A ritual of continental peace has been performed, above all for the United States and North Korea, which, because they want to show off their war-making power, think about starting a third world ... more »

Trump Is Winning His War on Washington with Conrad Black

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Yes, i do agree here. From the inception, the opposition has acted in an unseemly and improper manner against this president and they did it long before he had possibly done something. this is not a winning hand in anyone's poker game. All he had to do was grind them out knowing they had zero. Obviously the game was winnable and has been won. The noise level has fallen off and the real consequences of their behavior is been felt. Better yet though, sooner or later a huge shoe will be falling. This will most likely be an abrupt confrontation with North Korea and plenty of ... more »

Global Warming’ Is a Myth, Say 58 Scientific Papers in 2017

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
To anyone with a minimum understanding of data and statistical inference, it was obvious that the modest warmup that took place from the 1970's through the 1990's was merely a welcome congruence to the historical data. I said as much in 2007 when i launched this blog as my ongoing day book. That it served monied interest to promote a scare then was literally anti science. Then when the numbers refused to cooperate, they adjusted their language to 'climate change' AKA 'the weather'. More obscene they then suppressed the science itself for the past decade while pushing their po... more »

Agriculture probably began in a garbage heap with Richard Thorton

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
*[image: Agriculture probably began in a garbage heap]* Yes it probably did and that same garbage tip provide a natural laboratory promoting hybridization of all sorts. Add centuries and lucky sport after lucky sport and continuing attempts to increase seed volume and the rise of agriculture is almost inevitable and soon enough as well to spring up simultaneously worldwide. Add in specific knowledge of the application of a certain weed and it all becomes clear. That weed promotes the doubling of the DNA content and makes fat seeds. So instead of direct human intent we have simpl... more »

Kolbrin - Book of Scrolls - Chpt 16 - Sacred Registers Pt 16 Garden of god

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I must admit an element of almost disbelief. Every day i come to this expecting to be finally disappointed. yet i never am. The last underlined sentence is the real core to what my whole life has been. Said even using words i would use as well. We truly live in heaven on earth and it is our task to gently tame it all. Thus the meaning of this blog named terraforming terra. It will take us many years and an ultimate human population of over one hundred billion just to sustain the living biome properly. Understand that the Catholic mass is an actual invocation of the holy spir... more »

Signs of Sanity Shock the Green World

admin at The Carbon Sense Coalition - 21 hours ago
President Trump’s Clexit (Climate Exit) from the Paris agreement is a great step towards recovery from the global warming hysteria. With thanks to 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 […]


Anon at Aangirfan - 22 hours ago
*Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi *was friends with Hitler, the Russian Communists, the CIA and the Rothschilds. Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi met with Adolf Hitler who admired his work. Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi . The Hebrew-speaking Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi saw the *Jews as being 'the spiritual Master Race'.* Practical Idealism. Richard Coudenhove-Kalergi had strong links to the Nazis. "The first mass rally of Coudenhove-Kalergi's* Pan European Union,* in Berlin, was addressed by *Hjalmar Schacht*, later the Reichsbank head, Economics Minister and chief architect of the Hitler cou... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
The "traffic ladies" of Pyongyang, chosen specifically for their looks, are emblematic of the North Korean capital https://t.co/bNhSKFqI5w pic.twitter.com/ZDHYFUpy53 — AFP news agency (@AFP) June 14, 2017

US special forces in southern Syria to establish new base

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:17 A.M.) – The military presence of the United States in the desert of southern Syria is increasing, with additional firepower assets – in the form of M148 HIMARS rocket artillery systems – being sent to reinforce the joint Coalition-Free Syrian Army (FSA) base at al-Tanf. Furthermore, it has now become apparent that […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* Female servicemen of the Military University of the Russian Defense Ministry at the celebration of the 75th anniversary of the 6th Air Army and Air Defense in the Leningrad Region, Russia, on June 4. © SPUTNIK/ ALEKSANDR GAL'PERIN

Washington Post: President Trump Is Being Investigated For Obstruction Of Justice By The Special Counsel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Post*: *Special counsel is investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice, officials say* The special counsel overseeing the investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election is interviewing senior intelligence officials as part of a widening probe that now includes an examination of whether President Trump attempted to obstruct justice, officials said. The move by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III to investigate Trump’s conduct marks a major turning point in the nearly year-old FBI investigation, which until recently focused on Russian meddling duri... more »

Is The F-35 Program One Of The Greatest Boondoggles In Recent Military Purchasing History?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Three F-35 Joint Strike Fighters (rear to front) — AF-2, AF-3 and AF-4 — can be seen flying over Edwards Air Force Base in this Dec. 10, 2011, in this handout photo provided by Lockheed Martin. (photo by REUTERS/Lockheed Martin/Darin Russell) *Michael Hughes, Scientific American:* *What Went Wrong With the F-35, Lockheed Martin’s Joint Strike Fighter?* *The F-35 was billed as a fighter jet that could do almost everything the U.S. military desired but has turned out to be one of the greatest boondoggles in recent military purchasing history* The F-35 was billed as a fighter jet tha... more »

Will Republicans Lose The House Because Of What They're Passing Or Because They're Bogged Down In Internal Conflict?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
A couple of months ago AARP ran TV ads warning of the dangerous to seniors inherent in TrumpCare. Now, they're about to spend over a million dollars to run more ads, this time targeting key Republican senators-- the 5 they ran ads against in May-- Jeff Flake (AZ), Lisa Murkowski (AK), Dan Sullivan (AK), Cory Gardner (CO) and Dean Heller (NV)-- plus 6 more: Chuck Grassley (IA), Joni Ernst (IA), Rob Portman (OH), Lamar Alexander (TN), Bob Corker (TN) and Shelley Moore Capito (WV). They're especially incensed over the age tax-- a provision put in the bill by Freedom Caucus chief Mark... more »

Fearing Terrorism, Germany Wants to Fingerprint 6-year-old Children and Force Smartphone Surveillance

ActivistPost at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By Jeff Paul “We can’t allow there to be areas that are practically outside the law,” German interior minister Thomas de Maiziere told reporters today... more »

Senate Kills Bill That Would Halt Saudi Arms Deals

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By Will Porter The Senate voted to support a sale of $510 million in precision-guided munitions to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, defeating... more »

How Precious Metals Can Help Protect Your Wealth From Hackers

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By Stefan Gleason Could your wealth be hacked? It’s a threat most investors overlook. But they do so at their own peril. If elections can... more »

Here’s How Bitcoin Is Helping The Cannabis Industry Solve Its Banking Crisis

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By Carey Wedler As the age of cannabis prohibition slowly comes to an end — despite the best efforts of drug warriors like Attorney General... more »

Study Casts Doubt on the Contagiousness of Yawns

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Are yawns contagious, or is it all a statistically manufactured illusion?

Boston Bridge Program Aims to Put College Within Residents’ Reach

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Boston will offer its residents yet another chance at free college through a recently announced program, The Boston Bridge. The program will be available to high school students who graduated in 2017 and are residents of the city.

Advocacy Groups Pan DeVos Rollback of For-profit College Regulations

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Several advocacy groups on Wednesday assailed a U.S. Department of Education plan to roll back a pair of Obama administration regulations meant to protect students from shady colleges that leave students saddled with debt and little to nothing to show for it.

Harvard President Faust Stepping Down Next Year

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
After 11 years at the helm, Harvard president Dr. Drew Gilpin Faust will step down at the end of the 2018 academic year. Her retirement will coincide with the conclusion of the record-setting Harvard Campaign, which has raised nearly $8 billion so far.

The Islamic State Have Defeated The Taliban In Capturing Osama Bin Laden's Former Fortress In Tora Bora

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Times:* *ISIS Captures Tora Bora, Once Bin Laden’s Afghan Fortress* KABUL, Afghanistan — Tora Bora, the mountain redoubt that was once Osama bin Laden’s fortress, fell to the Islamic State early Wednesday, handing the extremists a significant strategic and symbolic victory, according to Afghan officials and local elders and residents. Taliban fighters who had previously controlled the extensive cave and tunnel complex fled overnight after a determined, weeklong assault by the Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, according to villagers fleeing the area on Wednesday... more »

The Weaponization of Information in the War of Terror

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jun 11, 2017 TRANSCRIPT AND SOURCES: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=22963 If terrorist incidents are always tied back to shadowy groups linked to Al Qaeda or ISIS, an online, independent media might connect those dots to show how Al Qaeda and ISIS were literally created, fostered, funded, trained and equipped by the UK government, the US government […]

FROZEN: Yet Another Polar Expedition Trapped In Non-Existent Ice

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jun 14, 2017 It’s now become an annual event: climate “scientists” trapped in polar ice they believe has disappeared. end

Former NSA Head Exposes Plan To Destroy Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jun 14, 2017 Former NSA Head William Binney and filmmaker Friedrich Moser join Alex Jones live via Skype to discuss how the deep state has used the NSA surveillance system to destroy President Trump. end

Liberal Rhetoric Rains Bullets on Republicans

Alex Newman at rss - 1 day ago
[image: liberal-rhetoric-rains-bullets-on-republicans] The irrational hatred of President Trump, Republicans, Christians, and conservatives being orchestrated and fueled by the establishment media and the government “education” system culminated on June 14, 2017, in a mass shooting targeting GOP members of Congress. Only the quick response by the Capitol Hill Police prevented a bloodbath at the congressional baseball practice.

Samuel Wade on Media Complicity and Taiwan

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*Mangroves south of Hsinchu city.* This thread was posted by Samuel Wade to Twitter. Wade is an editor at China Digital Times. #9 is something I've been saying for years. 1/11 Thread. Like a lot of us, I've spent a fair amount of time writing around Taiwan's status. 2/11 Cross-strait this, the island's that, Taipei's, Beijing's... 3/11 No. 4/11 The question is not "Should Taiwan be independent?" or "should Taiwan declare independence?" 5/11 The fact is: Taiwan. Is. Independent. 6/11 The question is, will the rest of the world have the courage to acknowledge that? 7/11 Even I, a... more »

The U.S. Expands Its Footprint In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
FILE PHOTO: Forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad flash victory signs and waves a Syrian national flag atop of a tank in the Badia, in the southeast Syrian desert, in this handout picture provided by SANA on June 13, 2017, Syria. SANA/Handout via REUTERS/File Photo *Reuters*: *Exclusive: U.S. expands presence in Syrian desert, rebels say* U.S. troops based in Syria's southeastern desert have expanded their footprint, rebels there say, increasing the risk of direct ground confrontation between the Americans and Iran-backed pro-government forces. U.S. special forces have ... more »

The U.S. Military's Biggest Secret Is Out: How to Kill an F-35

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * *With a missile warhead large enough, the range resolution does not have to be precise. For example, the now antiquated S-75 Dvina—known in NATO parlance as the SA-2 Guideline—has a 440-pound warhead with a lethal radius of more than 100 feet. Thus, a notional twenty-microsecond compressed pulse with a range resolution of 150 feet should have the range resolution to get the warhead close enough—according to Pietrucha’s theory.* The United States has poured ten of billions of dollars into developing fifth-generation stealth fighters such as the Lockhee... more »

DeepStrike: America’s Answer to Russia's Iskander Ballistic Missile

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, Europe* The United States Army has awarded Raytheon a contract to technologically mature and reduce risks on its DeepStrike missile system. The company is developing the potent new weapon for the service’s Long-Range Precision Fires (LRPF) program. The contact is worth $116.4 million. The U.S. Army’s LRPF program aims to develop a new surface-to-surface missile that can hit point land targets out to 499 kilometers to replace the existing Army Tactical Missile System. At those ranges, the new missile will be just below the threshold of weapons prohibite... more »

Donald Trump Just Made a Big Decision Regarding U.S. Policy Towards Afghanistan

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is promising that the United States will defeat the Taliban and other terrorist organizations in Afghanistan. The move comes a day after President Donald Trump delegated authority to the Pentagon to set troop levels in that war-torn nation as it sees fit to achieve America’s military objectives. “Yesterday afternoon, the President directed the Department of Defense to set troop levels in Afghanistan,” Mattis said in a statement issued June 14. “This will enable our military to have greater agility to conduct operations, r... more »

Trump's One-Note Draft Budget Puts Lebanon at Risk

Hardin Lang, Vikram J. Singh at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Hardin Lang, Vikram J. Singh* *Security, Middle East* [image: Hezbollah signage in Baalbek, Lebanon. Wikimedia Commons/Creative Commons/@yeowatzup] On his first trip to the Middle East last month, President Donald Trump had one overriding theme: it’s time to get tough on Iran and its proxies throughout the region. No doubt, Tehran’s behavior in the region is deeply destabilizing; the question is how best to contain malign Iranian actions like support for terrorist groups. Trump appears to want unrealistic swift and easy military solutions. Ironically, that focus on hard power is... more »

Russian-Style Diplomacy Can Break the Middle Eastern Impasse

Nikolay Pakhomov at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Nikolay Pakhomov* *Politics, Middle East* [image: Vladimir Putin meets with Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman. Wikimedia Commons/Kremlin.ru] The conflict between Qatar and the alliance of Muslim countries led by Saudi Arabia emphasizes that today’s international relations, at least in the Middle East, are closer to the classical model of domination, rivalries and coalitions defined by national interests than to target="_blank"post–Cold War dreams of a world politics free of conflicts, and based on liberal consensus and cooperation. Among the major powers, Russia might be the best... more »

America Needs a Foreign Policy That Doesn't Center on Regime Change

Amitai Etzioni at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Amitai Etzioni* *Politics, Americas* [image: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks to attendees at the Arctic Council 20th Anniversary Welcome Reception. Flickr/Department of State] Rex Tillerson recently stated that “we should and do condition our policy engagements on people adopting certain actions as to how they treat people . . . but that doesn’t mean that’s the case in every situation.” He also said that pressing others to adopt American values “creates obstacles to our ability to advance our national-security interests [and] our economic interests.” Tillerson’s po... more »

China's Dream of Economic Power May Come with Great Risks

Michael Clarke at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Michael Clarke* *Economics, Asia* [image: Mao Zedong on a Chinese banknote. Flickr/Creative Commons/Kevin Dooley] In his opening address to the “Belt and Road Forum” in Beijing on May 14, Chinese president Xi Jinping described the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), an infrastructure-focused strategy to establish trans-Eurasian connectivity, as “a project of the century” that “will benefit people across the world.” The initiative encompasses six economic corridors and links the Chinese economy with the major continental and maritime zones of the Eurasian continent. Combined with t... more »

Massive convoy of pro-government reinforcements arrives at Syria-Iraq border

Ivan Castro at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:20 A.M.) – A huge convoy of reinforcements from Harakat Al-Nujaba (Iraqi paramilitary) arrived at Iraq-Syria border on Wednesday. Al-Masdar Türkçe correspondent published images of the convoy moving to southeastern Homs countryside: Earlier, Hezbollah and Syrian Army established a military base in the area in a step aimed at preventing the U.S. and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Violent inter-jihadist clashes break out in southern Damascus suburb

Ivan Castro at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:35 A.M.) – Intense firefights erupted on Wednesday night between militants of Jaish Al-Islam (Army of Islam) and Islamic State jihadist groups in Al-Zain district. The district is located between Yalda and Hajr Al-Aswad neighbourhoods in southern Damascus. Infighting began when IS jihadists targeted Jaish Al-Islam fortifications with missiles prompting Jaish Al-Islam to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army liberates important oil field from ISIS in West Raqqa

Ivan Castro at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:15 A.M.) – Syrian Arab Army (SAA) successfully liberated Thawrah oil field in southwestern Raqqa countryside having expelled militants of the so-called “Islamic State” from this site after violent clashes. SAA’s elite Tiger Forces division resumed its offensive in the region on Wednesday striking IS positions at both Thawrah and Sfayeh oil fields […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Yemeni Naval Forces hit a Saudi vessel with anti-ship missile (VIDEO)

Naseh Shaker at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
SANA’A, YEMEN (0:35 A.M.) – Yemeni media published a video footage of country’s Naval Forces striking a Saudi military vessel in the Red Sea near Yemen’s Mocha port. As Al-Masdar News reported earlier, Yemeni Navy launched an anti-ship missile towards the Saudi military naval transport that was supposedly carrying weapons and ammo. From what can […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Britain’s Conservatives are wrong to stick with Theresa May

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 1 day ago
Clinging on to a discredited leader who has failed in the election is simply setting up the Conservatives for electoral disaster. The post Britain’s Conservatives are wrong to stick with Theresa May appeared first on The Duran.

This Is How Iran Fights The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Washington Post*: *How Iran fights the Islamic State* This month, the Islamic State successfully carried out its first attack on Iranian soil, resulting in 17 dead and some 50 injured. Iran is a top target for the Islamic State — and has been since the group rose to prominence in 2014. But Iranian security forces had effectively thwarted the threat through an extensive counterterror program. Iran took pride in keeping the fight against the Islamist militants outside its territory. Until now. *Threats grow from sectarian roots* The Islamic State views Shiite Muslims as apostates.... more »

The China Post gets a DNR Order

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*Somewhere in the hills, giant buildings frame an absolutely ginormous Buddha statue which shows Buddha holding the whole world in his hand. Because Buddhism is a religion of humility.* Several years ago the old Taiwan News went completely digital, fired all their staff, and just reposted CNA articles. Fortunately, those days are over, but now it looks like the venerable China Post is going that route. The newspaper has changed owners, and the reporting staff will be gone by the end of the month. I will miss the China Post, except for Joe Hung's commentaries. Its local coverage was... more »

Me And Pot And Jeff Sessions

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
A little background: I was a major stoner... in the 1960s, when I was in college. I stopped using drugs on January 1, 1969 sitting in my van on the border between Pakistan and India. I had no interest in smoking pot after that-- other than when Neil Young delivered a new album to me personally-- I worked at his record label. Once I was up at his ranch listening to his new songs and I took a couple of hits and got wasted and there was a huge buffalo staring at me on the other side of a window. Other than those times, pot was off my radar. And I have to admit, when I heard about "m... more »

False Alarm Causes Lockdown at Travis Air Force Base

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Base officials initially believed there was an active shooter situation.

MJ-12 - The Latest Documents

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 1 day ago
Stephen Bassett. Photo copyright by Kevin Randle For those of you keeping score at home, there has been another bunch of MJ-12 documents dumped on us. I was alerted to this by Stephen Bassett, he of UFO lobbying and Disclosure fame. He told me of the documents that were at the *Midnight in the Desert* website ( I will talk about this Friday, June 16 beginning at 1:30 a.m CDT on that program), documents that Heather Wade had been given, and they can be viewed here: http://midnightinthedesert.com/exclusive-ultra-top-secret-assessment-situation-statement-position-ufos/ Now, I have not ... more »

Championing Education

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Former U.S Secretary of Education John King is intent on helping provide educational access and opportunity to low-income students and students of color as the new president of Education Trust.

RPI's McAdams: Senate's Russia Sanctions a ‘Pre-Emptive Strike Against Trump’

The executive director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, Daniel McAdams, told RT he believes that sanctions were imposed under “ridiculous pretexts” and are ultimately designed to hinder any attempts of the current US administration to improve Russia-US ties. “[Members of] Congress try to tie the president’s hands, trying to remove his ability to make foreign policy, and they are doing it for a simple reason – they do not want the relations with Russia to improve,” McAdams told RT. He added that by striking an agreement with the Democrats on the issue “Republicans ... more »

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