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Thomas Paine

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

17 June - Blogs I'm Following 1 of 2

11:30 pm MDT

Venezuelan President Maduro Condemns Twitter For Deactivating 180 Government Accounts

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 minutes ago
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro speaks during a meeting with ministers in Caracas, Venezuela June 16, 2017. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS *Reuters:* *Venezuela's Maduro slams Twitter after accounts blocked* Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro on Saturday said Twitter was an "expression of fascism" after accounts linked to his government were suspended, accusing the U.S. company of persecuting his followers. One of the Twitter accounts suspended belonged to Radio Miraflores, a station set up by Maduro that broadcasts from the presidential palace, including a salsa musi... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 40 minutes ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* The S-300 surface-to-air missile systems during a drill of air defense and aviation forces of the Western Military District in the Voronezh region. © SPUTNIK/ RUSSIAN DEFENCE MINISTRY *WNU Editor*: The above picture came from this photo gallery .... *Sneak Peek at Russia's S-300 Missile Systems, Aviation War Games* (Sputnik).

IRGC commander denies clashes along Iraqi border

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 44 minutes ago
(IRNA) Commander of the Ground Force of Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) Brigadier General Mohammad Pakpour elaborated on the anti-terrorist operations in Qasr-e-Qand and denied any conflict along western borders of the country. He pointed to the recent anti-terrorist operation of Quds Headquarters in the region of Qasr-e-Qand in Sistan and Balochestan Province, and said […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Jihadist attempt to assassinate prominent pro-government commander in Golan Heights

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 44 minutes ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 A.M.) – A jihadist suicide bomber attempted to assassinate the prominent pro-government commander of the Golani Regiment (Fouj Al-Joulan), Friday night, a military source told Al-Masdar News on Saturday. The suicide bomber detonated a vest outside a building in the Golan Heights city of Khan ‘Arnabeh, killing two fighters and wounding five […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Tensions rise in disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region as Azeri Army clashes with Armenian forces

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 44 minutes ago
(TASS) Over the last 48 hours, the Azeri Army and Armenian forces have clashed in the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region, resulting in the death of several soldiers on both sides. “The adversary is continuing to shell from high-caliber weapons and artillery guns the positions of Azerbaijan’s Armed Forces and settlements located in the immediate battle area,” […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Is there going to be a Senate health bill?

Yastreblyansky at No More Mister Nice Blog - 53 minutes ago
Who says there's no diversity among the 13 white men on the Senate's Health Care Working Group? More at Yahoo! News.I'm sure Steve and other good people are right in warning us to stay vigilant on the threat of TrumpCare, whatever that turns out to be (certainly including an end to the employer mandate requiring companies to buy health insurance for their workers, an end to the Ten Essential Benefits every health insurance policy is now required to cover without a copay and the community rating system that allows people with preexisting conditions to pay the same premiums as everyb... more »

Seven US Soldiers Wounded In The Latest Insider Attack In Afghanistan (Update)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Reuters*: *Seven U.S. soldiers wounded in insider attack at Afghan base: official* At least one Afghan was killed and seven American soldiers were wounded in an "insider attack" at a base in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, a U.S. military official said. A spokesman for the U.S. military command in Kabul said earlier comments by an Afghan official that Americans had been killed were incorrect. But he confirmed that seven soldiers had been evacuated after being wounded in the incident at Camp Shaheen, the headquarters of the Afghan army's 209th Corps in the northern city of Maza... more »

Russia Just Killed ISIS Leader Baghdadi … for at Least the 4th Time

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 hour ago
By Darius Shahtahmasebi According to Russian state-owned network RT, a Russian-led airstrike in Syria has killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. Russian Su-34 aircraft and... more »

Conspiracy Theory No More: State Dept. Finally Admits The US Gov’t Planned 1953 Iranian Coup

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 hour ago
By Rachel Blevins The State Department has released a trove of documents that give insight into the CIA’s role in the 1953 coup d’état that... more »

Trump And Cuba-- And How The DCCC Is Making Sure Diaz-Balart Keeps His FL-25 House Seat

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Writing for *The Atlantic* this morning, Ben Rhodes, the architect of Obama’s Cuba opening—dug down into why Trump’s ill-thought out Cuba policy will fail. Short version: tossing political bones to the reactionary Marco Rubio and Mario Diaz-Balart and their elderly supporters isn’t “policy.” It’s a pointless mistake. Rhodes pointed out that one of the most depressing things about Trump’s decision to partially roll back parts of the Cuba opening is how predictable it was. “A Republican candidate for president makes last-minute campaign promises to a hard-line Cuban American audienc... more »

Diversity, Courage, Beauty and Clarity in Richmond

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
It was a great day in Richmond at the UNAC conference. The connections being made by the string of excellent speakers is more than inspiring. Our panel on the Asia-Pacific today (pictured above) included speakers from Korea, Philippines and the US. It was well received by the audience. I've been hanging out with folks from Veterans For Peace who live in Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina and they are deeply impressed by the conference and the quality of activists participating in the event. Our VFP group took a break in the afternoon and went for a long walk through downtown ... more »

Why the Middle East Needs the Qatar Crisis

Matthew RJ Brodsky at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Matthew RJ Brodsky* *Politics, Middle East* [image: Qatari athletes during the Arab Games Opening Ceremony. Flickr/Creative Commons/Doha Stadium Plus Qatar] A unique moment has presented itself where a majority of the Middle East has had enough of Qatar’s promiscuous foreign policy. When a crisis arises, it is only natural to call for calm. In most cases it is a laudable reflex, especially when one is not the cause of the consternation. In the case of the recent Gulf crisis with Qatar, President Trump, the majority of the Arab world, and even most of his detractors, appear to s... more »

A North Korean Mystery: Where Did Its Rockets and Missiles Come From?

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Asia* Russia? China? Spies? In the quarter century since the end of the Cold War, much of North Korea’s conventional-weapons capability has quietly aged into obsolescence. Abandoned by the now-defunct Soviet Union and China, Pyongyang’s arsenal of tanks, ships, planes and artillery appears trapped in the 1980s—or earlier. A few weapons, however, including a new antiship missile fired just last week, are fairly new, prompting questions as to exactly where they came from. After the Korean War, the Korean People’s Army was rebuilt with Soviet and Chinese... more »

The S-3 Viking: The Submarine Hunter Russia Feared (That Retired Way Too Early)

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Americas* Could they still be hunting Moscow's best below the waves? Eight years ago the U.S. Navy retired: A) Its only dedicated carrier-based tanker; B) its last dedicated carrier-based antisubmarine airplane; C) a carrier-based plane with more than twice the range of its current jets; D) all of the above. With a maximum speed of only five hundred miles per hour—many airliners fly faster—the S-3 Viking wasn’t about to be the subject of any movies starring Tom Cruise. However, the long-legged jets proved extremely useful in a very wide variety of ... more »

Could America Really Have Won the Vietnam War?

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, Asia* As U.S. policymakers eventually decided, the game was simply not worth the candle. Mark Moyar, the scholar of U.S. foreign and military policy, recently had the opportunity to update an older argument on the viability of the Vietnam War. Moyar argues that the historical consensus on the war is wrong on several points, and that in fact the United States could have won the war and preserved the Saigon government at acceptable cost. While Moyar’s argument is worth consideration, he still fails to make his case against the long-standing consensus on ... more »

The Army Can Now Stop Enemy Tanks in Their Tracks without Firing a Shot

Jared Keller, Task and Purpose at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Jared Keller, Task and Purpose* *Security, * Electronic warfare may completely disable enemy armor in future battles. U.S. Army personnel have successfully used advanced electronic warfare technology to completely disable enemy armor during a simulated tank assault at the Army National Training Center, Defense Systems reports. Developed by the Army Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO), the combination of wireless communications-jamming and hacker exploits of vehicle systems forces enemy tanks to “stop, dismount, get out of their protection, [and] reduce their mobility,” as one Army o... more »

The A-10 Warthog: How One Congresswoman Is Fighting to Save It

Jared Keller, Task and Purpose at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Jared Keller, Task and Purpose* *Security, * The future of everyone’s favorite close air support craft isn’t as set as it may seem. Buried in the Department of Defense’s fiscal year 2018 budget request released in May was deadly surprise for U.S. troops downrange: After years of debate, the Air Force called on Congress to “fully fund the entire fleet” of 283 A-10 Thunderbolt IIs, including $17.5 million in investment funding to help modernize the Air Force’s squadrons of the beloved Warthog attack aircraft. But the future of everyone’s favorite close air support craft isn’t as ... more »

Breaking News: Seven Missing Sailors Aboard The USS Fitzgerald Have Been Found In A Flooded Berthing Compartment

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
The U.S. Navy Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald returns to Fleet Activities (FLEACT) Yokosuka following a collision with a merchant vessel while operating southwest of Yokosuka, Japan in photo received June 17, 2017. Courtesy of U.S. Navy/Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Peter Burghart/Handout via REUTERS *The Guardian:* *USS Fitzgerald: seven missing sailors found dead in flooded area of ship* The seven US navy sailors missing after their destroyer collided with a container ship off the east coast of Japan have been found dead. US and Japanese shi... more »

Last night Bill Maher addressed progress and the jobs we will never, and should never, see again.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 2 hours ago
I thought last night's show was pretty entertaining, though I could have done without that Breitbart apologist coming on and attempting to suggest that his website does the country a service by covering the news stories that the MSM will not cover. In other words the fake ones. However apparently he got schooled by intelligence analyst Malcom Nance who demanded an apology for a false article on Breitbart that resulted in he and his family receiving 31 death threats.

Russian President Putin: Talk Of Retaliation On New U.S. Sanctions Would Be Premature

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with journalists following a live nationwide broadcast call-in in Moscow, Russia June 15, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin *Reuters:* *Putin: more U.S. sanctions would be harmful, talk of retaliation premature* Russian President Vladimir Putin said new sanctions under consideration by the United States would damage relations between the two countries, but it was too early to talk about retaliation, state news agency RIA reported on Saturday. The U.S. Senate voted nearly unanimously earlier this week for legislation to impose new sa... more »

Democrats Warn Trump Congress Will 'Begin Impeachment Proceedings' If He Fires Mueller, Rosenstein

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 3 hours ago
One part of this Breitbart report http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/06/17/democrats-warn-trump-congress-will-begin-impeachment-proceedings-fires-mueller-rosenstein/ caught my eye: '"All Americans, regardless of party, agree on the fundamental principle that no one is above the law," Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) told MSNBC Friday. "And if President Trump were to fire Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein, and then [get] special counsel Mueller fired, I believe Congress would begin impeachment proceedings."' Presumably he means that 'All Americans, regardless of party, agree on the ... more »

Tony Heller shows the government is giving out false climate data.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 4 hours ago
Tony Heller presents convincing evidence that the official temperature record has been "adjusted" to create global warming. He compares newspaper reports of unusually warm or cold weather with the "official" temperature charts and finds they do not match. He also shows that the "official" record is different today than it was a few years ago. After seeing convincing evidence that the climate record has been "adjusted" to show large amounts of warming, one Senator and one audience member (at 37:20) actually ignored the facts and attacked Tony, instead of asking intelligent question... more »

U.S. Congressman Quigley Speaks About The COVFEFE Act – Trump Deleted Tweets

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 4 hours ago
link: http://youtu.be/t0_XYUkztmw “QUIGLEY FLOOR REMARKS ON THE COVFEFE ACT Jun 13, 2017 Press Release WASHINGTON – Today, U.S. Representative Mike … Continue reading →

Soviet Military Dream Weapons—It Never Built

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Robert Farley, National Interest:* *Battleships, Aircraft Carriers and Super Tanks: Russia’s Military Dream Weapons—It Never Built* 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 system... more »

Will Voters Oust Republicans From Power In 2018? Bigly!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
My neighbor keeps complaining to me that Trump isn’t been impeached yet. She wants to know when it will happen. She doesn’t want to hear that the most obvious answer is in 2018 when theDemocrats take over the House. So I explain to her that if a time comes when more Republicans in Congress feel their own jobs are in jeopardy from supporting Trump than from abandoning Trump, that’s when they could possibly move. The problem, of course, is that all those national numbers showing Trump’s cascading approval numbers are not spread evenly across districts. In many safe Republican seats ... more »

Musical Interlude: Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, "The Gael"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, "The Gael" "Dougie MacLean's most famous pieces include "The Gael", from his 1990 album “The Search”, which was adapted by Trevor Jones as the main theme to “The Last of the Mohicans” (1992); and "Caledonia", from his first album. The world famous Royal Scots Dragoon Guards have been at the forefront of Pipe music since first achieving world wide fame in 1972 when their haunting version of "Amazing Grace" rocketed to the top of the charts all around the world. The Royal Scots Dragoon Guards are Scotland’s most senior and only regular cavalry regiment, f... more »

Musical Interlude: Deuter, “Loving Touch”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Deuter, “Loving Touch” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okPzfFFxne4 "We're all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." - Oscar Wilde

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Grand spiral galaxies often seem to get all the glory, flaunting their young, bright, blue star clusters in beautiful, symmetric spiral arms. But small, irregular galaxies form stars too. In fact dwarf galaxy IC 2574 shows clear evidence of intense star forming activity in its telltale pinkish regions of glowing hydrogen gas. Just as in spiral galaxies, the turbulent star-forming regions in IC 2574 are churned by stellar winds and supernova explosions spewing material into the galaxy's interstellar medium and triggering further star formation. *Click image for larger size.* A mere ... more »

"I Wish..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"I wish it need not have happened in my time," said Frodo. "So do I," said Gandalf, "and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us." - J.R.R. Tolkien, "Lord of the Rings"

"High Schools Drop 'Valedictorian' Distinction Fearing Lower-Ranked Kids May Feel 'Triggered'"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"High Schools Drop 'Valedictorian' Distinction * *Fearing Lower-Ranked Kids May Feel 'Triggered'"* by Tyler Durden "We've spent a fair amount of time over the past several years writing about the 'participation trophy generation' (a.k.a. "millennials) and, more specifically, how their inflated sense of entitlement and self-worth, irrespective of work effort and/or innate talent, would not serve them well in the real world. You see, millennials, despite what your enabling handlers (a.k.a. "educators") have told you your whole life, people here in the real world couldn't care any l... more »

Syrian Army keeps rolling in west Raqqa as ISIL falls apart: map

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 A.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIL) is in serious trouble in Al-Raqqa’s southwestern countryside, as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) closes on the strategic town of Resafa. Earlier today, the Syrian Arab Army’s Tiger Forces liberated at least 14 sites in western Al-Raqqa, inching them closer to the Resafa Junction and its nearby […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russia Successfully Tests A Nuclear-Tipped Missile Interceptor

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*RT:* *Russia tests nuclear-tipped missile interceptor (VIDEO)* The Russian military has successfully tested a short-range ballistic missile interceptor designed to destroy incoming nuclear warheads with a nuclear explosion in the air. These missiles are used in Moscow’s anti-ballistic missile system. The A-135 ABM system protects Russia’s capital and its surroundings from a possible nuclear missile attack. It consists of phased-array radar, a command center, and launchers that release two types of interceptor missiles, the long-range 51T6 and the short-range 53T6. *Read more* ..... more »

The reactions allowed to people following an Islamist terrorist attack as opposed to in the aftermath of a tower block fire

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 5 hours ago
Manchester Islamist terrorist attack - "March Against Hate" is an overreaction, a sign of racism, Islamophobia, backlash etc. London Tower Block fire - "Day of Rage" is praiseworthy, understandable and the proper response I smell double standards and bullshit

Young Betty White Photographs

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
Purported pictures of actress Betty White in her 20s actually show an unrelated 1950's pin-up model.

At Look At Where China And The U.S. Are Right Now In The Hypersonic Arms Race

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*SR-72* With recent technological breakthroughs, Lockheed Martin hopes to fly the Mach 6 SR-72 unmanned hypersonic aircraft by 2030. Lockheed Martin *Popular Science*:* American and Chinese aircraft could be flying 4,000 miles per hour by 2030* How China and the United States compare in the hypersonic arms race American and Chinese defense giants are moving quickly to reach the edge of space, aiming to launch hypersonic aircraft that can cross continents in under an hour. What exactly does hypersonic mean? Speeds of over Mach 5, or more than 3,835 miles per hour. It's an arms race... more »

Culture revolution for aboriginal apartheid in Canada

Denis Rancourt at Activist Teacher - 6 hours ago
By Denis G. Rancourt, PhD Authentic culture trickles up not down... Left progressives correctly reject the economic trickle down fantasy. Why then do they accept the justice and equity trickle down model, in which state-increased access and advantages for collaborating professional class individuals ("role models") would solve the aboriginal apartheid by some unknown magic contrary to

WWE Staff Forced to Shoot Aggressive Wrestler After Child Climbs Into Steel Cage?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
Reports of the shooting death of WWE champion Big Show originated with a well-known satirical humor site.

Sessions v. Comey: Who's Telling the Truth?

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: sessions-v-comey-who-s-telling-the-truth] Attorney General Sessions’ testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday contradicted that of ousted FBI Director James Comey before the same body on June 8 on some key points. Chiefly, Sessions disagreed with Comey’s “sense” that Sessions tried to stay behind for Comey’s Oval Office one-on-one with President Trump, denied Comey’s account of their conversation after that meeting, and disputed Comey’s testimony about Sessions’ notification of his decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation.

The Poet: Mary Oliver, “Evidence”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Evidence”* “Where do I live? If I had no address, as many people do not, I could nevertheless say that I lived in the same town as the lilies of the field, and the still waters. Spring, and all through the neighborhood now there are strong men tending flowers. Beauty without purpose is beauty without virtue. But all beautiful things, inherently, have this function - to excite the viewers toward sublime thought. Glory to the world, that good teacher. Among the swans there is none called the least, or the greatest. I believe in kindness. Also in mischief. Also in singing, especiall... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Cluj-napoca, Cluj, Romania. Thanks for stopping by!

Paulo Coelho, "Do You Feel Useful?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Do You Feel Useful?"* by Paulo Coelho "Ask a flower in the field: ‘Do you feel useful? After all, you do nothing but produce the same flowers over and over?’ And the flower will answer: ‘I am beautiful, and beauty is my reason for living.’ Ask the river: ‘Do you feel useful, given that all you do is to keep flowing in the same direction?’ And the river will answer: ‘I’m not trying to be useful, I’m trying to be a river.’ Nothing in this world is useless in the eyes of God. Not a leaf from a tree falls, not a hair from your head, not even an insect dies because it was of no use. ... more »

“Just Sit Down And Think?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“Just Sit Down And Think?”* by Oliver Burkeman “’All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone,’ wrote the French philosopher Blaise Pascal. It's a line repeated so frequently, in the era of smartphones and social media, that it's easy to forget how striking it is that he wrote it in the 1600s. Back then, a sentence such as "Yo is a messaging app that enables iPhone and Android users to say 'Yo' to their friends" might have got you burned as a witch. Yet even in 17th-century France, apparently, people hated being alone with their thoughts so... more »

"What We All Have In Common..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"The Earth is what we all have in common." - Wendell Berry

"Two Trillion Galaxies"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*Click image for larger size.* *"Two Trillion Galaxies, at the Very Least”* by Henry Fountain The scale of the universe, already unfathomable, just became even more so: There are about 10 times as many galaxies as previously thought. The new number, two trillion galaxies, is the result of work led by Christopher J. Conselice, an astrophysicist at the University of Nottingham in England, published in "The Astrophysical Journal." The team analyzed sky surveys by the Hubble Space Telescope and other instruments able to see far away, and therefore far back, through about 13 billion ye... more »

U.S. Air Force: No Answer Yet For F-35 Oxygen Deprivation Issues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Defense News: **Still no answer for F-35 oxygen deprivation issues, US Air Force says* WASHINGTON — After a week of analyzing recent physiological incidents involving F-35A pilots at Luke Air Force Base, Arizona, a team of engineers and medical personnel have not been able to identify a single root cause linking all five events, a U.S. Air Force official said Friday. But while F-35As at Luke AFB will remain grounded going into next week, Brig. Gen. Brook Leonard, 56th Fighter Wing commander, believes flight operations could be resumed as early as Tuesday afternoon, he told repo... more »

Apparently Trump has now lost Ann Coulter.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 7 hours ago
Anyone in a Southwestern state who strolls to the border & drops a brick will have done more to build the wall than @realDonaldTrump. — Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) June 16, 2017 If @VP Pence were smart, starting making noises about how he'd LOVE to build a wall. He'd be sworn in as president about 2 weeks. — Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) June 16, 2017 I thought w/ Trump we'd finally have a president helping OUR country. So far: Syria, Saudi Arabia, Israel, Italy, China, N Kor. Today: Cuba! — Ann Coulter (@AnnCoulter) June 16, 2017 At least Cuba's in our hemisphere. How long can it be befo... more »

One US Marine Colonel’s Wife’s Revelations: Sins of the Pedophile Cabal

Joachim Hagopian at American Empire Exposed - 7 hours ago
Kay Griggs, former wife of retired US Marine Colonel George Raymond Griggs, exposed the perversions and multiple illegalities of US military intelligence operations around the world through her ex-husband’s criminal exploits as part of a globalized assassinationsquad. Colonel George disclosed to her his ties to Henry Kissinger, both Bush senior and junior, Caspar Weinberger, William Colby, Paul Wolfowitz, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, as well as dozens of America’s top military brass. In 1998 Kay Griggs described in detailed interviews totaling 8 hours in length the dark inner... more »

Senate Bill: Travelers Must Register Cash and Digital Amounts Over $10K or Face 10 Years in Prison and Full Asset Seizure

Activist Post at Activist Post - 7 hours ago
By Claire Bernish A new bill seeks to track your money and assets incessantly, will enjoin any business with government ties to act as a... more »

PUTIN: Sanctions will make US “relations more difficult”

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 7 hours ago
Will Europe try and stop this? Will Donald Trump? The post PUTIN: Sanctions will make US “relations more difficult” appeared first on The Duran.

EXCLUSIVE: The Duran visits London fire ground zero

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 7 hours ago
A combination of 'life going on' and everything pausing in moments of reflection, anger and sorrow has converged in the streets underneath the burnt out Grenfell Tower in London. The post EXCLUSIVE: The Duran visits London fire ground zero appeared first on The Duran.

U.S. Air Force Prepares For War In Space

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
The reusable X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle (pictured) returned after an almost two-year mission in orbit, according to the US Air Force *Defense News*: *US Air Force reorganizes approach to space* WASHINGTON — The U.S. Air Force has reorganized how it handles space, creating a three-star billet as deputy chief of staff for space operations. The new directorate, which represents the firsts major organizational move by Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson, will be known as A-11 and will stand up sometime in August. It was not immediately clear who would become the first general to fill t... more »

Can Theresa May Survive?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
Theresa May is determined to grab the worst Prime Minister ever crown from her predecessor, at least if her incompetence over the Grenfell tragedy is anything to go by. Her initial visit to the site to meet emergency service workers but pointedly *not* surviving residents was incredibly cold, and incredibly damaging. For millions, May's behaviour sums up the contempt she and her ilk have for working class people, and those in particular forced to get by with social security support. On top of all that, more failures have come out that impact and reinforce the recep... more »

Throwing It Back In Trump’s Face

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*-by Noah* Donald J. Trump has run his life as a bully. He shoots off his mouth as a bully. He sues as a bully. He refuses to pay contractors agreed amounts for work and threatens them if they don’t take less. He bullied his way through the 2016 campaign season. He encourages violence at his rallies. He hangs up on prime ministers. He shoves them aside. He recently insulted the country of Qatar when they wouldn’t rubber stamp his family’s business plans in their country, even heightening diplomatic pressure on them. He thinks he can use Twitter to bully the people investigating h... more »

Israeli policewoman stabbed to death in Jerusalem per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
This rather blind report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-40308834 by the institutionally anti Israel BBC misses much information. It does manage to inform that Israel had lifted travel restrictions on the Palestinians because it was Ramadan. It doesn't inform, for balance, that when Jerusalem was partly occupied by Jordan between 1948 & 1967, Jews weren't allowed anywhere near the site of the Temples. Nor that even now under Israeli control, Muslims keep Jews off of the holiest site in Judaism less the site be despoiled by the presence of praying Jews. Also missing f... more »

Senator Lisa Murkowski takes stand for Planned Parenthood. Wait, MY Senator Lisa Murkowski?

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 8 hours ago
Courtesy of Politico: *Sen. Lisa Murkowski has assured an Alaska constituent that she's committed to preserving Planned Parenthood funding as part of a health care bill — the strongest line she's drawn yet over one of the most controversial elements of the Obamacare repeal effort. * *"I am committed to ensuring that important provisions of the ACA, such as covering those with pre-existing conditions, continued support for Medicaid expansion, coverage for dependents and no lifetime limits, and funding for Planned Parenthood remain intact," Murkowski wrote in the constituent letter... more »

Seven US soldiers injured by insider attack in Afghanistan

Henri Feyerabend at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (09:57 P.M.) – On Saturday at least seven US soldiers were injured, one Afghan injured and one killed in an insider attack carried out by a soldier training at the Afghan military base Camp Shaheen. The base serves as headquarter for the 209 Corps of the Afghan Military and is used for military […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Saudi coastguard kills Iranian fisherman in Persian Gulf

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 P.M.) – The Saudi coastguard killed an Iranian fisherman in the Persian Gulf, Saturday, the Iranian Interior Ministry stated in a press conference. The attack occurred after two Iranian fishing boats strayed into Saudi territorial waters in the Persian Gulf, the Iranian Interior Ministry’s Director of Border Affairs, Majd Aqa-Babaei, stated on […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Bitter irony in Daraa province as militants blow up trying to dismantle their own bomb

Ivan Castro at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:30 P.M.) – Odd incident took place near Nassib town in southern Dara’a countryside, Sunday. Commander of a technical unit in the so-called “Free Syrian Army” (FSA), Abd Allah Hussein Al-Shareef, was killed when trying to dismantle an IED (improvised explosive device) as it had reportedly blown up right to his own face. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US-backed Kurdish forces recapture key base in east Raqqa

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.) – The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were able to recapture the strategic Division 17 Base in eastern Raqaa, Saturday, following heavy airstrikes from the Anti-ISIL Coalition. The capture of the Division 17 Base by the Syrian Democratic Forces comes just 24 hours after they conceded the installation to the Islamic […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Houthi forces destroy Saudi military site in Najran: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 P.M.) – The Houthi forces destroyed a Saudi military trench in the Najran Region of southern Saudi Arabia, the Yemeni Republican Guard’s official media wing reported Saturday. Video footage of this attack was released by Hezbollah’s media wing, Saturday; it shows the Houthi forces scoring a direct hit on the Saudi trench […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

YPG to deploy to Tanf Crossing in southern Syria: report

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:55 P.M.) – The Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG) are expected to deploy to the Al-Tanf Crossing in southeastern Syria, Iraqi Kurdistan based Bas News Agency reported Saturday. “A security source confirmed that the Syrian Kurdish People’s Defense Units (YPG) are expected to send forces to the Syrian al-Tanf area near the Iraqi […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Saudi regime says they don’t need a Turkish military base

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
(AFP) Saudi Arabia said Saturday a Turkish military base similar to that built in neighboring Qatar would not be welcome in the kingdom, insisting it is “not needed”. The statement came after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reportedly said he had offered to build a military base in the Muslim kingdom shortly after work began on […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIL uses US-manufactured missiles against the Syrian Army in east Palmyra

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIL) released photos of their forces using US-manufactured anti-tank missiles against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA0 in the eastern countryside of Palmyra. Several photos released by ISIL’s media wing, Al-‘Amaq, show the terrorist group firing TOW missiles towards Syrian Army tanks, often scoring direct hits with the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russian airstrikes killed 180 ISIL terrorists: Kremlin

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force killed two Islamic State (ISIL) commanders and 180 militants in the Deir Ezzor Governorate, the Kremlin’s Ministry of Defense reported on Saturday. According to the statement released by the Ministry of Defense, Russian military intelligence were able to identify gathering points for the Islamic State that […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Egypt court sentences 31 people to death penalty over top prosecutor’s murder

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
(TASS) Cairo’s criminal court has submitted for consideration by the Grand Mufti the documents sentencing 31 people to capital punishment over the murder of the country’s Prosecutor-General Hisham Barakat two years ago, local TV channels reported. Under Egypt’s laws, before the death penalty is announced it should be approved by the Mufti. The final verdict will […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Danish "LIGO discovery is noise" paper is hogwash

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 9 hours ago
*All of them (and maybe lots or even all of LIGO folks) are missing that the two LIGO detectors aren't predicted to see signals that are exactly proportional to each other* At a Forbes blog, Sabine Hossenfelder uncritically promotes a combative Danish paper in her article Was It All Just Noise? Independent Analysis Casts Doubt On LIGO's Detections It is all about a fresh paper On the time lags of the LIGO signals by Andrew Jackson and pals (Creswell, von Hausegger, Liu, and Naselsky). They say that the LIGO discoveries could be noise or based on completely fake data (as Bulgarian ... more »

The U.S. Army Wants A New Long Range Tactical Missile

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Raytheon photo. *Popular Mechanics*: *The Army Is Getting a New Long-Range Tactical Missile* *DeepStrike is designed to hit targets far behind enemy lines.* The U.S. Army has awarded Raytheon a contract to continue developing a new long range tactical missile system. Known as DeepStrike, the missile will replace the Army Tactical Missile System, or ATACMS. The missile will be able to strike targets up to 309 miles away with precision, including moving targets both on land at sea. *Read more* .... *Update #1:* DeepStrike: America’s Answer to Russia's Iskander Ballistic Missile (Na... more »

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, "Divenire"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, "Divenire" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk6_hdRtJOE

"How It Really Would Be"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"Patriotism is proud of a country's virtues and eager to correct its deficiencies; it also acknowledges the legitimate patriotism of other countries, with their own specific virtues. The pride of nationalism, however, trumpets its country's virtues and denies its deficiencies, while it is contemptuous toward the virtues of other countries. It wants to be, and proclaims itself to be, "the greatest," but greatness is not required of a country; only goodness is." - Sydney J. Harris

X22 Report: "False Flag Events Around The World Are Perpetrated By The Elite's Special Units"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*Problem- Reaction- Solution* *X22 Report: "False Flag Events Around The World Are * *Perpetrated By The Elite's Special Units: Ole Dammegard"* - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWW6DNIn7vc ◆ *"How It's Done: 'Wag The Dog'"* Any questions? There should be...

“'Global Order' Is An Euphemism for Washington’s Hegemony"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“'Global Order' Is An Euphemism for Washington’s Hegemony"* by Paul Craig Roberts "Colonel Andrew Bacevich, a professor at Boston University, served in Vietnam. His son was killed serving in Afghanistan. He comes from a military family. I know him. He is among the best that our country has produced. As has occurred before, he has saved me from having to write an article by writing it himself. And he has written it better. Bacevich points out that the orchestrated attack on President Trump is based on the assumption that President Trump has launched an attack on the open, liberal, ... more »

"Derangement And Danger On The Potomac"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Derangement And Danger On The Potomac"* by David Stockman "The horrific shooting spree on the practice field of the GOP's congressional baseball team happened early that morning, but it was hardly the end of Wednesday's madness on the Potomac. As it happened, the former was apparently another random eruption by of one of America's sicko lone wolves - a wretch in the same league as South Carolina church killer, Dylann Roof. Notwithstanding that the latter had littered the nether regions of the internet with racist rantings while the former was apparently a prolific Never Trumper l... more »

How Probable Is A Second American Civil War?

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 9 hours ago
Union dead on the battlefield at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, photographed July 5 or July 6, 1863, by Timothy H. O’Sullivan Wikimedia Commons / T. H. O’Sullivan Essays speculating on the imminent beginning of a second American civil war are proliferating with the rising political violence by American Leftists and the recent assassination attempts on Republican lawmakers. All […]

Here Are Two Key Men Shaping U.S. - Russian Relations

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Gen. McMaster is U.S. national security adviser. KEVIN LAMARQUE/REUTERS Gen. Gerasimov is chief of the general staff of the Russian Armed Forces and first deputy defense minister. BOBYLEV SERGEI/TASS/ZUMA PRESS *Wall Street Journal:* *The New Cold War Pits a U.S. General Against His Longtime Russian Nemesis* It’s Trump’s national security adviser H.R. McMaster vs. Putin ally Valery Gerasimov A quarter-century after the Cold War ended, U.S. and Russian tank formations are once again squaring off. This spring, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization moved armored forces to the Russi... more »

Rottweiler becomes surrogate father to a motherless tiny wolf pup

White Wolf at White Wolf - 10 hours ago
They sleep together, frolic in the sun and even howl at the moon in unison - and their unlikely union brings a smile to the face of everyone who sees them. Beldaran, who weighs just five pounds, was adopted by the Rottweiler when she was just four days old at the Kisma Preserve in Mt Desert, Maine, USA, after she was rejected by her parents. Since then the unlikely pair have been inseparable in everything they do. Both are rescue animals and spend all of their time together at the reserve where they are cared for at the centre's sanctuary. The organisation takes in creatures of al... more »

What Phillip Williamson Forgot To Tell You

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood The Spectator has published an article by Dr Phillip Williamson, who works at the University of East Anglia as a science coordinator for the Natural Environment Research Council. Readers of The Spectator will be familiar with the argument that climate change, like Britpop, ended in 1998. Raised on a diet […]

Grenfell Fire Disaster -- News Updates June 17, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Daily Mail: *Police say 58 people are now 'assumed to be dead' in the Grenfell Tower inferno as fire investigators use dogs to continue their grim hunt for bodies* * LFB's canine units were sent into the building yesterday along with the MET's urban search and rescue dogs * The dog units and officers are helping to look for some 58 people who remain missing after the inferno * Kitted out in high-vis harnesses and boots, the dogs painstakingly helped cover charred floors of the building * Blaze, thought to have been started by a faulty fridge, engulfed the building, which housed ... more »

US Civil War Looms on Horizon as Governmental and Societal Fractures Deepen

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Mark Dice Reports on Trump Assassination * *Play Running in NYC's Central Park* I was one of the first, if not the first, alternative blogger to identify and write about *the covert Civil War currently going on in the United States. * I've been writing about it for a couple of years now...way before it became commonplace to refer to the battle going on between the Deep State (which has a stranglehold on the machinery of US government and the media) and the people. The "good guys" are those few remaining Constitutionalists and Peace Activists...like former Congressman Ron Paul, as... more »

A License to Mow Lawns? Occupational Licensure and Liberty

Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: a-license-to-mow-lawns-occupational-licensure-and-liberty] Occupational licensure laws are inimical to liberty and artificially create monopolies and increase prices.

This Is The Person Who Will Probably Be Overseeing The Special Counsel's Investigation Into President Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Philip Shenon, Politico:* *The Obscure Lawyer Who Might Become the Most Powerful Woman in Washington* If the deputy attorney general resigns or gets fired, oversight of the Trump-Russia investigation would fall to the Justice Department’s No. 3, Rachel Brand. For someone on the job barely a month, Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand was already facing plenty of incoming fire from her critics. Her big problem now: Her ultimate boss, President Donald Trump, could soon be among them. Senate Democrats who opposed her nomination to the No. 3 job at the Justice Department said he... more »

In The Divided States of America, There’s Only One Way To “Unite”

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
Op-Ed by Joey Clark Following the attempted political assassination of several GOP members of Congress this week, calls for “unity” echoed through the halls of... more »

Raqqa raid suggests Russian intelligence has sources inside ISIS

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 12 hours ago
Information leading to Russian air raid on Raqqa suggests Russian intelligence has sources inside ISIS. The post Raqqa raid suggests Russian intelligence has sources inside ISIS appeared first on The Duran.

As suspected Donald Trump is using the presidency to gain more wealth.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 12 hours ago
Yesterday Trump's 2017 financial disclosure was released. I started to read through it in order to write an in depth analysis, before realizing that I don't know shit about finances and going to the movies instead. However there are others who did not sleep through their economics classes, and THEY have made some discoveries. For instance The Atlantic discovered that Trump is using his office to make his properties more profitable: *President Trump says he’s received tens of millions of dollars in income from the golf courses and resorts whose profile he boosted during frequent... more »

Combat Drones Are Being Designed To Fly Alongside Fighter Jets

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Pictured is an artistic impression of what the XQ-222 Valkyrie will look like. The smart drone has a range of more than 4,000 nautical miles *Daily Mail*: *The Pentagon is developing an army of robotic drones able to fly alongside fighter jets at speeds of 700mph* * Two classes of drone designed to be airborne wingmen have been unveiled * Unpiloted drones use artificial intelligence to copy the movements of planes * Experts claim the speed of the drones lets them to fly in tandem with F-16 jets * Drones are still in testing phase but could be used as a first line of air defence The... more »

We finally confess to our meeting with Berry!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*SATURDAY, JUNE 17, 2017Our "press corps" during a chase:* Today, we plan to make an extensive set of confessions. First, let's establish some context. This will involve the press corps' behavior when it's involved in a chase. At present, the press corps *is* involved in a chase. The main person they're chasing, Donald J. Trump, may well be guilty of actual crimes. (Or not.) He may be guilty of actual crimes—but that doesn't mean they aren't staging a chase. And when our press corps stages a chase, they routinely engage in a wide array of *journalistic* "crimes." They do this a... more »

More Anti-Choice Democrats Sneaking Under The Flaps Of The Big Tent

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Svaty and Perriello-- women aren't safe* Many progressives were upset the Tom Perriello lost the Virginia gubernatorial nomination— and pretty handily-- to Lt. Governor Ralph Northam, 276,734 (55.5%) to 221,777 (44.5%). During the primary campaign, Northam raised $6,465,581.36 and Perriello raised $4,089,566.22. Northam is a pretty standard conservative Southern Democrat but claims too have moved left in recent years. I can’t vouch for that; never met the guy and his record is not the record of anyone I’d ever vote for. Perriello I know better. He played the role of progressive dur... more »

Saturday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 12 hours ago
Assorted content for your weekend reading. - Danny Dorling sets out how a more equal society leads to benefits for everybody. And Annie Lowrey discusses Richard Reeves' take on the separation between the top 20% of the income spectrum and the rest of the U.S. - particularly in preventing social mobility. - Meagan Gilmore points out how the Libs' sad excuse for a child care plan falls short of the principles of universality and accessibility which would actually result in a fair start for children across Canada. And Peter Whitaker writes about Bill Morneau's plans to further erode w... more »

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