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Thomas Paine

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

17 June - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:30 pm MDT

Syrian Army closes on ISIL stronghold in west Raqqa

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.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 […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US releases documents of Iran’s 1953 Coup

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
(IRNA) “The publication (of these documents) is the culmination of decades of internal debates and public controversy after a previous official collection omitted all references to the role of American and British intelligence in the ouster of Iran’s then-prime minister, Mohammad Mosaddeq,” according to National Security Archive. The documents are part of the US Department of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Syrian Army liberates 14 sites in western Raqqa

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their offensive in the western countryside of Al-Raqqa, Saturday, targeting a string of villages and hilltops located directly west of the Thawrah and Sufyan oil fields. Led by their elite Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army advanced west from the recently liberated Sufyan Oil […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

American ISIL member encourages terrorist attacks on US soil: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:40 P.M.) – An American member of the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIL) encouraged followers to carry out terrorist attacks against random US residents. In the video, the terrorist accuses the US of killing thousands of people and encourages followers of the Islamic State to “kill a kafir” (infidel). The video is dated back […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIL suffers heavy losses as Syrian, Russian jets continue air campaign

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – The Syrian and Russian air forces have been very active, today, hunting down Islamic State (ISIL) fighters across the country. Since the morning hours, the Syrian and Russian air forces have intensified their airstrikes over central Syria, hitting terrorist targets between the east Homs towns of Sukhnah and Arak. According […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Iran, China hold naval drills in Persian Gulf

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
(IRNA) Commander of the First Naval Base Rear Admiral Amir Hossein Azad in a joint press conference with commander of Chinese visiting’ fleet-150’ in Bandar Abbas on Thursday evening said that the maneuver will be held in the east of the Hormuz Strait and north of the Indian Ocean. He said that the military exercise […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Jihadist suicide bomber kills two Syrian gov’t fighters in the Golan Heights

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:10 P.M.) – A jihadist rebel detonated his explosive belt near a government checkpoint, Saturday, killing at least two fighters from the National Defense Forces (NDF) and wounding five others. According to the Golani Regiment (Fouj Al-Joulan) of the National Defense Forces, a jihadist detonated his explosive belt around 1:00 A.M. (Damascus Time), […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Iraqi forces liberate Syrian border-crossing

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The pro-government Popular Mobilization Units (PMU) liberated a new border-crossing, Saturday, following a short battle with the Islamic State (ISIL) forces in the area. According to a statement released by the Iraqi Joint Command, the Popular Mobilization Units, alongside the border-guards, liberated the Al-Waleed Border-Crossing that leads into Syria’s Homs […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Afghanistan: family of civilians allegedly killed by US troops demand justice

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:15 P.M.) – The family of Afghan brick worker Zir Gul, who was reportedly killed by US fire in Nangarhar Province on Monday, are demanding punishment for US troops, speaking from their home on Friday. Zir Gul’s son Zahid said that “we want the government to kill those who murdered my father.” “When my […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russia in Syria

LL at Virtual Mirage - 13 hours ago
The American media (corrupt, elite, smug, rich, progressive, lying and evil) is more concerned about whether AG Sessions had Russian dressing on his salad than they are with what's going on in the world. *Moving On* During his annual “Direct Line” call-in session, where every-day Russians can ask questions, President Putin spoke about Russian operations in Syria. Since the corrupt, progressive, elite, smug, nasty, lying mainstream media is focused completely on encouraging people to either assassinate President Trump or have him removed from office for things without substance (smok... more »

Islamic State Drones Are Attacking U.S. Special Operations Forces In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *ISIS drones are attacking U.S. troops and disrupting airstrikes in Raqqa, officials say* Islamic State drones are attacking U.S. Special Operations forces located around the group’s de-facto capital of Raqqa in Syria, U.S. officials and Syrian fighters said, sometimes disrupting the ability of American troops to call in airstrikes. The Pentagon, in response, is looking to send additional anti-drone equipment and troops into Syria, according to one official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss planning. Unlike in Mosul, where U.S. forces have depl... more »

Musings On Iraq 9 Year Anniversary

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
Back in 2001 on September 11 I was watching CBS news with Dan Rather to catch upon the day’s terrorist attack. One of the guests was former CIA director James Woolsey who was part of the neoconservative movement in the United States. Woolsey spent his entire interview talking about how it was time for the United States to strike Iraq and remove Saddam Hussein even if he had nothing to do with the Al Qaeda attack. For whatever reason this stuck in my head as a very odd thing to say. By the end of the year I began to notice a growing number of reports in the press about the United St... more »

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

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: Mossadeq]The newly declassified documents show the Central Intelligence Agency's role in preparing for the 1953 coup that led to the overthrow Iranian Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadeq.

Senate Bill to Force Citizens to Register Cash Not in a Bank, Violators Get 10 Years in Prison

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: assets]A new bill requires US citizens to declare ALL assets in excess of $10,000 — or have the entirety of their accounts and assets seized, and spend ten years in prison.

Rep. Massie Offers D.C. Concealed Carry Reciprocity Bill

Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: rep-massie-offers-d-c-concealed-carry-reciprocity-bill] Representative Thomas Massie has introduced a concealed carry reciprocity bill for Washington, D.C. in the wake of the recent shooting.

New Law in Maine Prohibits Creation of Gun Registry

Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: new-law-in-maine-prohibits-creation-of-gun-registry] A recently enacted law prohibits state and local officials in Maine from creating registries of gun owners.

Mosul Campaign Day 243 Jun 16 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
Picture of destruction in Rifai neighborhood west Mosul freed on May 17, 2017 (Baghdad Post) The Iraqi forces (ISF) continued to have problems with their reporting. First, Bab al-Sinjar one of the northern entrances to the Old City district was officially declared freed yesterday. On June 16 however, three brigades from the army’s 9th Division seized a market there. To the north, the Federal Police said they held 30-35% of the Shifa neighborhood. This was despite the fact that the police have been fighting over the same areaof Shifa since the end of May, and claimed that it held 6... more »

President Trump Officially Declares His Wealth

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Hundreds of millions of dollars from hotels, golf courses and resorts, a vast property empire - and The Art of The Deal is making a fortune again: Trump officially declares his billions but NOT his taxes* * Two years to the day since he announced he was running for president, Trump voluntarily declares vast income - a total of $635,387,903 in just ONE YEAR * He declared assets worth AT LEAST $2.27 BILLION - $2,279,040,000 and the figure could be higher as many are listed as more than $50 million * Official declaration to the Office of Government Ethics did not have t... more »

Weekend reads: Science’s citation problem; researcher rehab; a strange new journal

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch featured the resignation of a researcher found to have fudged data in a study of Crossfit, and allegations of bullying by a scientist who wouldn’t let a trainee publish a paper. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: “The weirdest thing about science’s citation problem is that technology has done so little […] The post Weekend reads: Science’s citation problem; researcher rehab; a strange new journal appeared first on Retraction Watch.


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
"Shortly, the public will be unable to reason or think for themselves. They'll only be able to parrot the information they've been given on the previous night's news." - Zbigniew Brzezinski Just a guess, but it appears "shortly" has arrived...

"Fukushima Update: Your Radiation This Week, June 17, 2017"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”* - Shiva *Updated June 17, 2017: Fukushima Equals 14,693.1 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow; There is No Place On Earth to Escape the Rad: *The 3 melted-through cores of the destroyed reactors, totaling over *600 tons*, at Fukushima *daily* release the radioactive equivalent of 6.45 Hiroshima bombs directly into the atmosphere and the Pacific Ocean. As of June 17, 2017 - 2,278 days since the disaster began - this equals the detonation of 14,693.1 Hiroshima atomic bombs and it is still going strong, with no end in sight, conside... more »

Love and hate

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
I wonder what would happen if any London based participants in The Great Get Together in honour of Jo Cox bumped into the Al Quds march in honour of Iran and Hezbollah as it parades through central London tomorrow? Would they pipe up with chants of: "we have more in common than that which divides us” while the Al Quds brigade retaliate with “Jews to the gas”? These sentiments are not mutually exclusive, are they? In fact they may complement each other. The BBC is aware of the former celebration, but apparently not of the latter. It will be interesting to see how (and if) they re... more »

U.S. Secretary Of Defense Mattis Told The Pentagon To Abandon The Previous Anti-ISIS Strategy And Start ‘Annihilating The Enemy’

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Jim Mattis testifies before SASC *Breaking Defense*: *CJCS Dunford Talks Turkey, Iran, Afghan Troop Numbers & Daesh* Breaking Defense contributor James Kitfield spoke with Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, during Dunford’s swing through Japan, Singapore, Australia, Wake Island, and Hawaii. BD readers know that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis promised Sen. John McCain yesterday that America would get a new Afghan strategy by mid-July. In this second part of Kitfield’s interview, Dunford talks Turkey, Kurds, Daesh (ISIS) and whether the US will boost the number o... more »

For Britain ‘soft Brexit’ is the worst of all worlds

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 14 hours ago
The proposal Britain should adopt a 'soft Brexit' would leave Britain an economic vassal of the EU exactly analogous to Ukraine. In reality it is desired neither by the EU nor the leaderships of the two major parties in Britain. The only issue is to negotiate the transitional arrangements leading to 'hard Brexit'. The post For Britain ‘soft Brexit’ is the worst of all worlds appeared first on The Duran.

2-year-old dies after suspected tick bite

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 14 hours ago
Kenley Ratliff, a sweet and full of life 2 year old from Indiana, died on Saturday after running a high fever that lasted for a week. Her family and doctors believe she died from a tick-borne disease. In fact, they had been treating her for Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever. She had a brain infection, swollen

8 Buddhist habits that will change your life

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 14 hours ago
Some of the happiest people on earth are Buddhist monks. They practice living in a different way than we do, and adopting their habits can have a positive effect on our own happiness. RELATED ARTICLE: People Who Spend Money On Experiences, Instead Of Things, Are Much Happier Buddhism is an extremely mindful practice. They focus

BREAKING: Amazon is buying Whole Foods for $13.7 billion

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 14 hours ago
You read that correct, and that’s a CASH deal, too. The online retail GIANT is doing a $13.7 billion dollar cash deal with Whole Foods. “The deal values Whole Foods at $42 a share, 27% higher than where the stock was trading Thursday.” Amazon has reportedly announced that Whole Foods stores will continue to operate under their name

A Friday laugh for all my Health Nut Yoga fans!

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 14 hours ago
It’s finally Friday! I don’t know about you all but I’ve had a CRAZY week. So, when I ran across this little gem from “This Hour Has 22 Minutes,” a television show that airs on CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Company)last night, I just knew I had to share it with you all! RELATED ARTICLES: The Science

Five Michigan officials charged with manslaughter in Flint water crisis

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 14 hours ago
The water crisis in Flint dates back at least three years but the legal fallout is only just beginning. Reuters reports that five officials are being charged with manslaughter for their role in a Legionnaires’ disease outbreak that claimed at least 12 lives in 2014. The state’s medical executive has been charged with lying to

Amy’s Drive Thru: the impressive, organic, vegetarian fast-food restaurant

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 14 hours ago
I used to live in California and you can bet that if I still did I’d be a regular visitor at Amy’s Drive Thru. And I’m not the only one. The most common “request” by visitors is where the next location will be, followed by a request to own a franchise. We all keep saying it

What to do if CPS shows up at your door

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 14 hours ago
We live in a society that sadly, necessitates CPS. However, that doesn’t mean that a parent who wants a second opinion is a monster. And neither is a parent who lets their children walk to school alone. But, today in our “hyper-vigilant age, there are more parents being reported to CPS than ever before.” RELATED

Simple brain training techniques can turn you into a Memory Master

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 14 hours ago
By Dr. Mercola How’s your memory these days? If you’re like most, you could probably use some help in this area. Your memory holds a record of your entire life and helps shape your identity, but the ability to form memories does not occur until around the age of five. In the video above, two-time

Acidity in the atmosphere is back to lowest point since industrial revolution

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 14 hours ago
Breakthrough research at the Greenland Ice Sheet is telling us that environmental acidity has dipped below the level it was at in the 1930’s, when we first started spewing the stuff into the atmosphere en masse. RELATED ARTICLES: Leonardo DiCaprio Drops ‘Bombshell’ That’ll Horrify Many Readers Scientists uncover ‘God’s bathtub’ The findings, published in the scientific

Family seeks answers on baby’s death – threatened arrest for trying to record last moments of life

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 14 hours ago
by Health Impact News/MedicalKidnap.com Staff The Rivenburgs were not ready to say goodbye to Baby Steffen. On the morning of his death, Steffen’s parents and grandparents were in court pleading for his life, but their cries were drowned out by the voices of others who literally argued for his death. The events surrounding Baby Steffen’s

Witch hunts

Yastreblyansky at No More Mister Nice Blog - 14 hours ago
Hand to God I was just thinking it's been a long time since I've had to correct a dolt who doesn't know the Salem witches were hanged. pic.twitter.com/t9b8dvMUlW — Benjamin Dreyer (@BCDreyer) June 17, 2017 Indeed. Although I think the deplorable Posobiec has more of an idea than he realizes there. The updated staging thing with an open metahistorical reference—Richard Wagner's *Ring*, say, where the god Wotan is dressed as Wagner himself—is an iffy proposition (as opposed to the general update as when you stage *Macbeth* in World War I costume to underline the pointlessness of th... more »

Climate Geopolitics

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 14 hours ago
A recent interview by Drieu Godefridi was translated and full text provided by Friends of Science under the title Outcome of the Paris Accord: a re-founding act of American democracy? This post shares Dr. Godefridi’s views of the geopolitical frame built upon the climate change issue shifting due to US withdrawal from the Paris accord. […]

America First? Gov’t Claims No Funds to Stop US Nuclear Waste Leak, While Giving Billions to Dictators

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
The Hanford Superfund site continues leaking radioactive waste into the Columbia River, while the Trump Administration prepares billion-dollar arms deals with the terrorist-supporting Saudis and Qataris.

Police Openly Resisting Legislation that Will Ban Cops from Having Legal Sex with Prostitutes

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: police]Twin bills in Alaska seek to criminalize police sexual contact with prostitutes — but the legislations highlight an epidemic of officer coercive sex and sexual assault going largely ignored by the corporate press.

WATCH: Elderly Man Dies After Officers Slam Him On His Head, Break His Neck

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: elderly]An elderly Florida man, in a diminished mental state, is killed by corrections officers after he refused to obey their orders.

Whistleblower Banker: “All Misery on Earth is a Business Model”

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: elite]A former elite international banker-turned-whistleblower has come out to give humanity a super dose of reality about how the world is run and how we can beat it.


sue at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
The BBC reported that an Israeli policewoman was stabbed to death in Jerusalem. *Israeli policewoman stabbed to death in Jerusalem* “Two of the Palestinians attacked police officers with guns and knives while the third stabbed the policewoman, police say. The three were identified by police as two men aged 18 or 19 and another man, all from the West Bank.” BBC News World Tweets: *“Three Palestinians Killed after deadly stabbing in Jerusalem.” * “Israeli police shoot them after a policewoman is stabbed and other people injured.” So, what happened? Who stabbed whom? And why? ... more »

Republicans may inadvertently be paving the way for single payer health care.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 14 hours ago
Courtesy of Vox: *On Friday, McConnell reportedly “delivered a private warning to his Senate Republicans: If they failed to pass legislation unwinding the Affordable Care Act, Democrats could regain power and establish a single-payer health-care system.” * *History may record a certain irony if this is the argument McConnell uses to successfully destroy Obamacare. In recent conversations with Democrats and industry observers, I’ve become convinced that just the opposite is true: If Republicans unwind Obamacare and pass their bill, then Democrats are much likelier to establish a ... more »

Senate Bill With Sanctions on Russia Seen as “Pre-emptive Strike Against Trump”

Warren Mass at rss - 15 hours ago
[image: senate-bill-with-sanctions-on-russia-seen-as-pre-emptive-strike-against-trump] The Senate on June 15 passed a bill originally aimed at imposing sanctions on Iran, but amended to include Russia, by a 98-2 vote — with Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) being the only two dissenting votes.

Oliver Stone -- The Putin Interviews

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: I have not had the chance to see this Oliver Stone documentary on Putin yet. I will probably be watching it over the next few days. But for those who want to watch it now .... the four parts are above.

Dog Finds Abandoned Kittens, Becomes The Perfect Foster Dad

White Wolf at White Wolf - 15 hours ago
basically Aragon the dog was the rescuer, and he has been an excellent foster dad since day one. The kittens are ready for their forever homes. Aragon is a dog that knows a thing or two about being rescued, being a former stray dog himself. So it’s no wonder he recognizes when an animal needs help. Recently, while out for a walk with his human he found a litter of abandoned kittens! “Abandoned litters of kittens are such a common thing in Greece, that every time we come across one, our usual reaction is ‘oh, no, not again’, says Valia of the Orphan Pet and a rescuer with SCARS. “... more »

Trump Lists $19.6 Million Hotel Revenue From US Govt. Owned Old Post Office in Apparent Violation of Both Lease and the US Constitution; GSA Refuses to Give Congressional Democrats Requested Info

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 15 hours ago
Architectural details at Old Post Office Building located on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C. 2012 January. Highsmith, Carol M., 1946- … Continue reading →

Alzheimers and Aluminum As a Primary Etiological Factor

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 15 hours ago
By Professor Chris Exley Abstract: In this paper, I have summarized the experimental and largely clinical evidence that implicates aluminum as a primary etiological factor in Alzheimer’s disease. The unequivocal neurotoxicity of aluminum must mean that when brain burdens of...

Why America's Battleships Will Never Make a Comeback

James Holmes at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*James Holmes* *Battleships, * A battleship sailor says: don’t bring back the battleships. There’s a mystique to battleships. Whenever inside-the-Beltway dwellers debate how to bulk up the U.S. Navy fleet, odds are sentimentalists will clamor to return the *Iowa*-class dreadnoughts to service. Nor is the idea of bringing back grizzled World War II veterans as zany as it sounds. We aren’t talking equipping the 1914-vintage USS *Texas* with superweapons to blast the Soviet Navy, or resurrecting the sunken Imperial Japanese Navy superbattleship *Yamato* for duty in outer space, or k... more »

Can Russia's Old Tanks Become 'New' Again?

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Eurasia* For all the talk about the Armata, Moscow might be forced to make due with the tanks it already has. In recent years Russia’s new tank, the T-14 Armata, has attracted an intense amount of interest from the outside world. A “clean-sheet” design, it is the first entirely new tank announced in years and the first entirely new Soviet or Russian tank in decades. Despite the imminent introduction of Armata, the budgetary issues mean the bulk of Russia’s tank forces will consist of older, familiar-looking tanks first introduced in the 1980s and even ... more »

The U.S. Military Wants Lasers to Shoot Down North Korean ICBMs

Zachary Keck at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Zachary Keck* *Security, Americas* Could it happen? As North Korea continues its relentless pursuit towards acquiring intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) capable of delivering a nuclear weapon to the American homeland, the United States is seeking a new tool to shoot them down. This week the Missile Defense Agency published a request for information (RFI) asking for proposals for a High Altitude Long Endurance (HALE) unmanned aircraft equipped with lasers to destroy ballistic missiles during their boost phase. Among the requirements MDA is looking for are drones that f... more »

Is Russia Giving Up on Aircraft Carriers?

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, Eurasia* Russia’s five-year defense plan for 2020–25 calls for completely upgrading the nuclear forces, developing new fighters and bombers, and procuring new warships. But no carriers. Russia created a splash two years ago when it announced plans for a hundred-thousand-ton nuclear-powered aircraft carrier that would rival America’s giant new Ford-class carriers. Western and Russian defense experts quickly pooh-poohed the idea as unrealistic, an expensive $17 billion fantasy for a navy that has trouble enough operating Russia’s sole aircraft carrier, th... more »

The Battle for Vienna: When the Russians Crushed the Nazi Army

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Europe* In spite of a tenacious defense, the Germans were overwhelmed by the Red Army. In mid-March 1945, the Joseph Stalin’s Soviet Red Army launched a major offensive with the aim of clearing Axis forces out of Hungary and forcing them back to the very borders of Hitler’s Greater German Reich. It was successful, and at 1925 hours on the 29th a “Führer Decision” finally arrived at the headquarters of Army Group South authorizing a phased withdrawal to what was called the Reichsschutzstellung—the Reich Guard Position. This position followed t... more »

Islamic State's Chief Propagandist In Afghanistan Killed In U.S. Airstrike

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*RFE:* *U.S. Strike Kills IS Media Head In Eastern Afghanistan* A U.S. air strike in Afghanistan's eastern Nangahar Province killed the Islamic State (IS) extremist group's director of media, U.S. forces have said. The June 3 air strike, which targeted a major militant hub in the province's Achin district, cut the extremist group's communications and connections to IS in Syria, a U.S. statement said on June 16. Jawad Khan's death "will disrupt the [IS] network, degrade their recruitment process, and hinder their attempts to conduct international operations," General John Nicholson... more »

Correction To Earlier Report: Several American Soldiers Wounded In An Apparent Insider Attack In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Reuters*:*U.S. soldiers wounded in apparent shooting at Afghan base: official* At least one Afghan soldier was killed and several American soldiers were wounded in an incident at a base in northern Afghanistan on Saturday, a U.S. military official said. A spokesman for the U.S. military command in Kabul denied earlier comments by an Afghan official that Americans had been killed, but confirmed that an unspecified number of soldiers had been wounded at Camp Shaheen, the headquarters of the Afghan army's 209th Corps in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif. At least one Afghan sold... more »

U.S. Navy Destroyer Has Returned To Port After Colliding With A Container Ship But 7 Sailors Are Missing And Feared Dead -- News Updates

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Captain of stricken $1.5bn US Navy destroyer is airlifted to hospital as up to SEVEN sailors are missing or feared dead after it collided with 29,000 ton cargo ship off Japan* * Navy destroyer USS Fitzgerald collided with a Philippines merchant vessel off the coast of Japan Saturday * US defense official said there are seven sailors unaccounted for and three injured, including the commander * Rescuers are searching for seamen thought to be lost at sea or trapped inside the damaged naval vessel * The Navy says damage occurred to the starboard side, above and below ... more »

No Decision Has Been Made To Send 4,000 Additional U.S. Troops To Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
U.S. media have reported that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will recommend sending another 3,000-5,000 American troops to Afghanistan. FOX News:* Afghanistan: Pentagon says no decision yet on number of troops to fight Taliban* The Pentagon has not made a final decision about how many troops will be sent to Afghanistan to try and break the stalemate in that country's 16-year-long war, two senior defense officials told Fox News Thursday. The officials said that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Congress on multiple occasions this week that a new strategy would not be delivered until... more »

U.S. Secretary Of Defense Mattis: ‘No Enemy’ Has Done More Harm To Military Readiness Than Congress

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*David Axe, Daily Beast: **Mattis: ‘No Enemy’ Has Done More Harm to Military Readiness Than Congress* What’s a worse threat than terror groups, Iran, Russia, North Korea, and even climate change? Congress, according to the defense secretary, who blasted lawmakers to their faces. In a marathon series of congressional hearings in the second week of June 2017, U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis warned of looming threats to U.S. national security from terror groups, Russia, Iran, North Korea, and even climate change. But his harshest warning concerned... Congress. Mattis blasted the... more »

USS Fitzgerald/ACX Crystal Collision- Missing Sailors Presumed Dead

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*I expected to see this curious accident, Seven US Navy Sailors Unaccounted for in Crash off Japanese Coast , top of the news heap this morning*.* Instead, I had to search for it.* *(Hubby told me as I was finishing up this has now made it to google news as one of the top stories- Most likely because it's been all over social media since yesterday when I put up the first post) * *The missing sailors are presumed dead. The US is tight lipped on what happened. * *It seems sensible to me that it is already known, with enough certainty, how this occurred,* *The Phillipino crew is awaitin... more »

That's All There Was

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Ruth Marcus writes that, in forty years, she's never seen anything like it: Sometimes my role as a columnist is to advise readers not to overreact, to maintain perspective. Today my advice is to buckle up. Brace yourselves. I’m not sure for what, exactly. President Trump firing Rod J. Rosenstein or taking moves that would force the deputy attorney general, and perhaps others, to quit? Firing special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, whose probe has pushed Trump to this frenzied state? Using his pardon power in an effort to shut down the investigation, on the theory that Mueller would... more »

How Hated Is TrumpCare? Hated Enough To Destroy The GOP House Majority... By A Lot

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
There were 9 states where Trump had landslide victories over Clinton, mostly poorly educated, backward states with small populations. *•* Wyoming- 70.1% to 22.5% *•* West Virginia- 68.7% to 26.5% *•* Oklahoma- 65.3% to 28.9% *•* North Dakota- 64.1% to 27.8% *•* Alabama- 62.9% to 34.6% *•* Kentucky- 62.5% to 32.7% *•* South Dakota- 61.5% to 31.7% *•* Tennessee- 61.1% to 34.9% *•* Arkansas- 60.4% to 33.8% But not even in *these* states is their majority support for TrumpCare. Even in the state where it is viewed most sympathetically, Oklahoma, the people who don’t like it (45%) signif... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*That "rape epidemic" on campus again* *Former college co-ed, 19, who falsely accused two football players of rape at a party to get sympathy from a prospective boyfriend faces TWO YEARS in jail in plea deal* A former Connecticut college student charged with lying about being raped by two Sacred Heart University football players has been offered a plea deal that could see her jailed for two years. Nikki Yovino, of South Setauket, New York, was described as looking visibly shaken in Bridgeport Superior Court on Thursday when her defense attorney told her about the prosecutors' off... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
*From Jenna Orkin * *Detroit is getting a neighborhood of tiny homes that homeless people rent to own* *How a public access broadcaster from Austin, Texas became a major conspiracy theorist and one of Trump's most vocal supporters Guess who. (Blogger's font sizing is way screwed up today.)* *ISIS is holding more than 100,000 civilians as 'human shields' in Mosul's Old City* *'America's War on Drugs': Inside New Miniseries Exposing Hypocrisy of U.S. Drug Policy* *A 9/11 Parable, Resurrected in Newfoundland From Secrecy News: The Department of State yesterday released a long-... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Why did physicist Dr. Ridd conclude that corals thrive in warmer water and will flourish as global warming increases?* *The above question appeared on Quora and the responses are instructive. The first commenter, Hirsekorn, started out with an incorrect "ad hominem" assertion about Dr. Ridd's academic background. I quote from Ridd's page at his university:"Peter Ridd is a geophysicist with the following interests: coastal oceanography, the effects of sediments on coral reefs, instrument development, geophysical sensing of the earth, past and future climates, atmosp... more »

Virginia Shooter Had A Kill List Of Republicans

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*FOX News*: *Scalise shooter James Hodgkinson had list of Republican lawmakers' names* The gunman who opened fire on congressmen at a Virginia baseball field on Wednesday had a list of Republican names in his pocket at the time of the incident, Fox News has confirmed. The handwritten list was found in a van belonging to James Hodgkinson by the FBI, and the lawmakers named on the list are known to be conservative members associated with the Freedom Caucus: Reps. Scot DesJarlais (R-TN) (pronounced day-zharr-LAY), Trent Franks (R-AZ), Jeff Duncan (R-SC), Jim Jordan (R-OH), Mo Brooks... more »

Iranian Army kills scores of terrorists near Pakistan border

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) forces killed a large score of terrorists in the southeastern provinces of Sistan and Baluchistan, Thursday, the Tasnim News Agency reported. According to the statement released by the Iran-based news agency, the IRGC attacked a group of terrorists in the southeastern part of the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Big convoy of Syrian Army reinforcements arrive in east Hama for offensive

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – A large convoy of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) reinforcements poured into the eastern countryside of the Hama Governorate, today, Damascus Now reported. The convoy consisted of hundreds of soldiers from the Syrian Arab Army and dozens of vehicles, some mounted with machine guns. With the northern Hama front being relatively […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russian, Syrian jets stalk ISIL oil convoys in central Syria

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:05 P.M.) – The Russian and Syrian air forces have been relentless in central Syria, today, hunting down oil tankers belonging to the Islamic State (ISIL) terror organization. According to a military source, Syrian and Russian jets carried out several airstrikes against the Islamic State forces, striking the terrorist group from the Deir […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army, Hezbollah keep rolling towards Deir Ezzor

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:25 P.M.) – The Syrian Armed Forces resumed their field operations near the strategic Arak Gas Fields in the eastern countryside of the Homs Governorate, Saturday, targeting the Islamic State’s (ISIL) defenses from several axes. Backed by Hezbollah and Liwaa Fatemiyoun, the Syrian Arab Army attacked the Islamic State’s positions at the small […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

East Jerusalem: Three Palestinians shot dead after stabbing Israeli police officer

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – Three Palestinian men were killed after they stabbed an Israeli police officer near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City, Friday night. According to Israeli police reports the stabbed police officer, a 23-year-old woman named Hadas Malka, died as a result of her wounds. Following the attack Israeli security forces detained several […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Putin holds meeting to discuss death of ISIL’s Baghdadi: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:35 A.M.) – Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed the reports that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed in an air strike, in a meeting with the permanent members of the Security Council in Moscow on Friday. Minister of Defence Sergei Shoygu updated members on the air strike campaign in Raqqa, which […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

"The Progression of Extremism"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
https://youtu.be/t0f6tDoP5Fw Lauren Southern nails our future, and it isn't pretty. The future of the Western World looks bleak thanks to the emergence of a movement of leftist intolerance and violence. This movement has been encouraged by the leftist media who can't win elections at the ballot box. On July 1st I suggest that if you're in the UK, stay at home as I fear a riot.

Sweden's Intelligence Chief: There Are Thousands Of Islamic Extremists In Sweden

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Säpo head Anders Thornberg. Photo: Claudio Bresciani/TT *Newsweek:* *ISIS in Sweden: Islamist Extremists on the Rise in Nordic Nation, Spy Chief Says* Sweden has witnessed a surge in Islamist extremists: from 200 less than a decade ago to “thousands,” in 2017, the Scandinavian country’s spy chief said Friday. “We have never seen anything like this before," Anders Thornberg, chief of the Swedish Security Service (SAPO), told the country’s TT news agency. “This is the 'new normal'...It is a historic challenge that extremist circles are growing,” he added. *Read more* .... *WNU Edi... more »

5 U.S. Military Super Weapons (That Never Happened)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Robert Farley, National Interest:* *5 U.S. Military Super Weapons That Could Have Transformed War Forever (But Never Happened)* 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 c... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* Chinese paramilitary guards arrive prior to the welcome ceremony for Luxembourg's Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China, on June 12. © AFP 2017/ FRED DUFOUR *WNU Editor: *The above picture is from this photo gallery .... *This Week in Pictures* (Sputnik).

Welcome to the future where you could soon be applying paint to your house to absorbs solar energy and power your home.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
Courtesy of Digital Trends: *Imagine if painting the outside of your house not only made it look easy on the eye, but also took care of all of your home’s energy needs.* *This, it seems, could soon be a reality as researchers in Australia have come up with a “solar paint” capable of absorbing moisture from the air and turning it into hydrogen fuel for clean energy. * *Based at RMIT University in Melbourne, southern Australia, the research team has developed a unique paint containing a newly developed compound that acts like silica gel — that’s the stuff used in those little sachet... more »

Almost 300 Graphs Undermine Claims Of Unprecedented, Global-Scale Modern Warmth

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 17 hours ago
Hundreds Of Scientific Papers Challenge ‘Global’ Warming Recently, an article citing over 80 graphs from scientific papers published in 2017 — and another 55 graphs from 2016 — established that modern “global” warming is not actually global in scale, and that today’s warmth is neither unprecedented or remarkable when considering the larger context of natural … Continue reading "Almost 300 Graphs Undermine Claims Of Unprecedented, Global-Scale Modern Warmth"

USS Fitzgerald crash per BBC News - one odd element

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-40310563 into the USS Fitzgerald crash has an odd element: 'Marine traffic records suggest the ACX Crystal made a sudden U-turn roughly 25 minutes before the collision with the USS Fitzgerald. It is not clear why it changed course.' Anyone else thinking what I'm thinking?

On the Foreign Front....

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
*The little roads through these hills are gorgeous.* ...我覺得巴拿馬其實是在幫台灣 ("I feel Panama is actually helping Taiwan")-- a Taiwanese friend On Twitter, Aaron Wytze (@aaronwytze ) has been reporting that the Chinese press is saying night markets in Taiwan are collapsing due to the lack of Chinese tourists. That's probably why the biggest night market in northern Taiwan is opening this week... Readers may recall that the Nigerian government had ordered the Taiwan office there to move out of Lagos. Taiwan News reported this week that the Taiwan government had retaliated: Later Wednesday... more »

Sombre mood

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
It’s (nearly) my official birthday and I’m releasing a statement: ‘It’s difficult to escape a very sombre mood’ in the country.” And would you believe it, on her official birthday The Queen agreed with me. A very sombre mood Terrorist attacks, Jeremy Corbyn set to become the next Prime Minister, the Conservative Party imploding just as we’re about to commit Brexit, Al Quds day tomorrow and the BBC whipping up more and more indignation and fury with its wall-to-wall coverage of those increasingly familiar days-of-rage, sparked off (sorry) by the Grenfell Tower inferno. It’s all part ... more »

Autism, Fever and Flu Shots During Pregnancy

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
NOTE: USA Today reports that pregnant woomen who come down with a fever are at risk of having a child who develops autism. CDC recommends flu vaccination for pregnant women - and a common side effect is FEVER. Think about...

That took less than a month.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
It's like all of the remaining Trump supporters have suddenly developed split personalities and are in vehement disagreement with their past selves. Another example. I am not sure if this is comical or just extremely sad.

Harrabin Confuses Weather With Climate

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 19 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Mr Harrabin confuses weather with climate!! https://twitter.com/rharrabin/status/875301122453504000 And, as the GWPF inconveniently pointed out, it was only four years ago that the UK had one of the coldest springs on record: Clive Best also reminds us that this spring only managed to beat out 1893 by 0.1C. […]

New Study: Scientists Find Recent UK Flooding Is Not Unprecedented

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 19 hours ago
By Paul Homewood GWPF has details of a new study in to UK flooding records. As I have often shown, there is nothing unprecedented about recent floods in Britain. What often makes it seem so is the “flood dry” period which occurred between 1970 and 2000. This new paper comes to similar conclusions, and also […]


LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
Olive Oatman You can take I-40 from Needles, California to Kingman, Arizona on your drive to Flagstaff, or you can take a detour once you cross the Colorado River that still gets you to Kingman -- northbound on County Road 10. The twist-and-turn road takes you through the city of Oatman, population about 100. And if you continue, it will dump you into livable, lovable Kingman. "*Oatman*" was chosen for the name of the town in the posthumous honor of Olive Oatman (her story at this link is an interesting read), a young Illinois girl who had been taken captive by Indians during her p... more »

4 reasons Erdogan has invited US and Saudi Arabia to Astana Peace Talks

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 20 hours ago
The Turkish President has made a somewhat surprising remark with wide reaching implications. The post 4 reasons Erdogan has invited US and Saudi Arabia to Astana Peace Talks appeared first on The Duran.

Infighting between HTS, FSA and ISIS sleeper cells erupts in Idlib city

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:48 A.M.) – Heavy clashes have erupted in the western districts of Idlib city between various anti-government militias according to opposition activists. It is currently not possible to make clear sense of the situation, however it appears that the firefights which have broken out are of a three-way nature. Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS: […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

48-hour ceasefire to be implemented in Daraa city

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:27 A.M.) – A temporary ceasefire has been agreed upon between the Syrian Army and rebels in Daraa city that is to start on Sunday at 12:00 P.M. According to Al-Masdar News sources, the ceasefire will be implemented for 48 hours with the possibility of an extension if both the Syrian government and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

New Analysis Shows 'Medicare for All' Can Cover Everyone While Cutting Costs

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
First off, every other developed country can get the job done. Better yet they have never gone broke. Even better almost all are generally satisfied and the issues are mostly for the exceptional situations often not handled any better here. What a universal system cannot do is provide an insurance industry monopoly profits added on to the whole package, particularly when admin charges are also gamed. That is what they are fighting for. They lost everywhere else. It has to come. California may get it right. . *New Analysis Shows 'Medicare for All' Can Cover Everyone Wh... more »

Catholic priests are victims of fear and panic

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Not surprising of course. The hardest thing that i can imagine anyone doing is to simply accept that your life is now to walk where Jesus takes you. That has often meant true martyrdom. We all want that much control over our lives at least. It is completely natural. Yet a priest sets that all aside. We live today in a world that has hugely embraced a form of secularism that depends on denial of the spiritual aspect. Unfortunately that is becoming frayed as the ill intended find ways to exploit the resultant vacuum. Once again sophists and apologists fill our space and set ... more »

How Trump can face the EMP threat head-on

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
It is really no trick to harden our infrastructure. But it demands engineering and steady replacement of old equipment with hardened hardware. Just like we cycled out of PCBs. And that all starts with code and it applies to our computers as well. In the worst cases you use Faraday cages which is the optimal solution. All transformers are built inside Faraday cages as in a steel shell. You get my point. . *How Trump can face the EMP threat head-on* SCIENCE | MAY 31, 2017 | BY NEWT GINGRICH http://www.speroforum.com/a/TAAECCZBJS40/80959-How-Trump-can-face-the-EMP-threat-hea... more »

Kolbrin - Book of Scrolls - Chpt 18 - Sacred Registers Pt 18

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is important because i just understood that the perception of God is similar to our perception and that we do not notice this.. My perception actually is significantly different and much more sophisticated and linked to knowledge of the architecture of the the second tier of matter and the importance of the sixth logic operator. None of this shows up at all nor is it expected. This is a prayer of thanks. All good. *CHAPTER EIGHTEEN * *A SCROLL FRAGMENT - TWO * *The Book of Initiation and Rites says of God, "All our hopes rest in God who created all things, sustaining ... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Hans Zimmer, "Time" -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuAGGZNfUkU "Time goes, you say? Ah, no! Alas, time stays, we go." - Henry Austin Dobson

Musical Interlude: Back From Earth, "Aurora Magica"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Back From Earth, "Aurora Magica" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CY8wDh_1nAQ

"A Bunch Of Psychopaths..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“If God does things for a reason, he sure has a bunch of psychopaths carrying out his job orders.” - Fox Mulder

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
PICTURES OF THE WEEK (11 - 17 June) #AFP https://t.co/sCJmkRxi2h pic.twitter.com/HzNx4voqfG — AFP Photo (@AFPphoto) June 16, 2017

Fundamental Quantum Uncertainty And Stingy Guitar Tuning

Sascha Vongehr at Science 2.0 - Physical Sciences - 1 day ago
There is a very simple high school homework exercise question that I have kept with me for 30 or so years because of its deep relevance for the understanding of fundamental physics. It teaches about the nature of quantum uncertainty, but sadly also about how terribly wrong textbooks can be, how nonsense makes it into print and is taught to millions as the wisdom of science, although about one minute playing with a guitar, or ten minutes of critical thought, should have told the author, or some teacher, or somebody for crying out loud. Now as I am teaching and writing a book on funda... more »

It’s Official: Tim Canova Will Have A Rematch With Wassermann Schultz

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Blue America has endorsed Tim Canova again in his primary battle for the Broward County/Miami-Dade congressional seat the corrupt New Dem Debbie Wassermann Schultz has been sitting in since 2005. Last year-- despite all the backing from the Democratic Party and an unlimited corporate-financed war chest-- Wasserman Schultz had the battle of her battle career and only managed a narrow 28,279 (56.8%) to 21,504 (43.2%) win over Tim. Thursday, IVN reported that Tim was doing exactly what serious progressives do to beat entrenched incumbents: run again. It’s how Alan Grayson won his seat... more »

Rights Groups Warn of Humanitarian Disaster in Gaza. The Genocide & Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians by Israel

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
“In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of Hebrew University, a biologist, published the first extensive study of DNA and the origin of the Jews. Her research found that virtually all the Jews came from Khazar blood. Not only that but Oppenheim discovered that the Palestinians—the very people whom the Jews had been persecuting and ejecting from […]

The Next Economic Crisis Is Going To Leave The Majority Of People In Shock

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jun 15, 2017 EU has decided to put Greece further into debt. It is becoming clear that Greece will never get out of this debt hole. 70% of the people support the BREXIT. Canada’s existing home sales has declined rapidly. Bitcoin dropped on worries about cyber attacks and regulations. Nike cutting 1500 people. […]

Kashmir: The Trigger for Nuclear War

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Kashmir: The Trigger for Nuclear War by BRIAN CLOUGHLEY, https://www.strategic-culture.org/ The disputed of territory of Kashmir, lying in the north of the sub-continent between India and Pakistan, does not often feature in the world news media, but recently the little-known yet most sensitive region has received attention, not only because of boundary clashes between the armies […]

US Sells $12bn Worth of Fighter Jets to ‘Terrorist Funder’ Qatar

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jun 16, 2017 Qatar has signed a $12-billion contract to buy F-15 fighter jets from the US, the country’s defense ministry reported. The deal was announced just days after US President Trump accused Doha of supporting terrorism. end

Ethereum Linked To Bilderberg Gets Putin Endorsement – What You NEED To Know!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jun 13, 2017 Move over bitcoin there’s a new crypto on the block! Ethereum has become the second largest cryptocurrency on the market next to bitcoin but where did it come from and where is it going? In this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth digs deep into the blockchain that is […]

Germany, Austria Hit Out at US Over New Anti-Russian Sanctions

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
How will America prevent Europe from swinging to the side of Russia? Just look at the massive NATO deployment of forces along the Russian border. All these events are setting up for the war in Revelation 17: the 10 Horn Beast Revived Roman Empire (EU 2.0) vs the Mystery Babylon Whore (America 2.0). – Revelation […]

Philippines: ISIS Saves US Foreign Policy, Again

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Philippines: ISIS Saves US Foreign Policy, Again by Tony Cartalucci, http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/ June 15, 2017 (Tony Cartalucci – LD) – In an all too familiar pattern, militants proclaiming ties to the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS) have once again found themselves aiding US foreign policy, this time in the Philippines where the Philippine government has been increasingly seeking closer […]

HaHa!!! Global Warming Study Cancelled, The Reason Will Have You Rolling on The Floor Laughing!!!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jun 15, 2017 American Lookout reports, In a perfect example of irony, a scientific research study that intended to study global warming was cancelled after encountering large amounts of ice. Breitbart reported, A global warming research study in Canada has been cancelled because of “unprecedented” thick summer ice. Naturally, the scientist in charge […]

Why Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces Are Prepping to Stage Massive Drills

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Why Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces Are Prepping to Stage Massive Drills by https://sputniknews.com/ Later this month, Russia’ Strategic Missile Troops, the branch of the armed forces which operates the country’s mobile land-based nuclear-armed ICBMS, will roll out ten mobile missile regiments for drills. Military analyst Andrei Kotz explains what message the obvious show of force is […]

CNN’s Jim Acosta Tweets Fake News About Trump Not Seeing Congressman Scalise in Hospital

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
CNN’s Jim Acosta Tweets Fake News About Trump Not Seeing Congressman Scalise in Hospital by Paul Joseph Watson | http://www.Infowars.com Fails to apologize for it CNN’s Jim Acosta tweeted fake news about President Trump not seeing Congressman Scalise in hospital after yesterday’s shooting, then refused to apologize for it. – After reports emerged that Trump had […]

X22 Report, “Every Time This Economic Indicator Inverts We Are Headed For An Economic Disaster”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
X22 Report, “Every Time This Economic Indicator Inverts We Are Headed For An Economic Disaster” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLhAweOUt1Q *Related followup report:* X22 Report, “The Hunt Begins, The Strategy To Take Out The Elite” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfuubf3phHU

Veteran FSA commander and artillery specialist assassinated in Idlib

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:35 A.M.) – A long-serving commander of the FSA and a specialist in the use of artillery systems, Muhammad Ali Suliman, has been assassinated in Idlib Governorate by unknown assailants. Muhammad Ali Suliman was the commander of the Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) 1st Coastal Division. He was considered by rebels to not only […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Animal, Vegetable, or E. O. Wilson

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on Skating Under The Ice: I was discussing this issue on another venue, and I went back and re-read one of my previous posts. I thought it was worth repeating, so I’m re-posting it here. Buoyed by the equal parts of derision and support I received for writing in “I am So…

Exposed: How North Korea Secretly Funds Its Nuclear Weapons

Zachary Keck at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Zachary Keck* *Security, Asia* A new report details the extensive illicit overseas network North Korea maintains to fund its nuclear-weapons and missile programs. Despite being under some of the most draconian international sanctions to date, North Korea has continued to demonstrate that is capable of funding its effort to build a nuclear warhead and the necessary systems to deliver one. If anything, funding for these systems seems to have increased in recent years: since the beginning of last year, Kim Jong-un has tested more ballistic missiles than his father and grandfather t... more »

How the F-35 and F/A-18 Super Hornet Could Win the Wars of the Future

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, * In June, the U.S. Navy released a budget allocating $264.9 million towards upgrading its roughly six hundred FA-18E and F Super Hornet and EA-18G Growler fighters to the new Block III standard, which includes some of the enhancements proposed for the Advanced Super Hornet. This is intended to coincide with a service-life extension program (SLEP) meant to increase the type’s flight hours from six thousand to nine thousand. The first of the upgraded aircraft are expected to enter service in 2019, and the Pentagon is now talking about keeping its Supe... more »

UNAC Confab in Virginia - Right Where it is Needed

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
The UNAC conference began with a strong series of wonderful speakers this evening in Richmond, Virginia. Ajamu Baraka (Green Party Vice-President candidate in the last election) pictured above announced the recent formation of a new organization called Blacks for Peace. He made the case that US endless wars and the harsh domestic austerity cuts impacting poor and working people must be addressed at the same time. Several speakers mentioned the fact that Richmond was the capital of the Confederacy during the Civil War and in many respects things have not changed so much. Virgini... more »

BREAKING: Cop Gets Off Scot Free for Murdering Innocent Philando Castile

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 1 day ago
[image: castile] A Minnesota jury found St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez not guilty in the 2016 shooting of motorist Philando Castile. The aftermath of the shooting was live-streamed on Facebook.

Organic Growing Process Linked To Higher Antioxidant Levels In Onions

News Staff at Science 2.0 - Physical Sciences - 1 day ago
A new study has found that found that flavonoid levels and antioxidant activity in organic onions are higher than in conventional onions, which disputes a meta-analysis which debunked claims by discredited industry-funded economist Dr. Chuck Benbrook and colleagues who asserted that the organic process led to higher nutritional quality. The new paper did find just that, though the benefit may be meaningless. Antioxidants and flavonoids have yet to show any measurable health benefit, but the demographic that buys organic food is more likely to buy those kinds of supplements touting b... more »

Iran Is Determined To Have A Land Corridor To Beirut

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*The Guardian:** From Tehran to Beirut: Shia militias aim to firm up Iran's arc of influence* *Iranian plans to secure ground routes across Iraq and Syria and being shored up by proxies driving Isis from the region* The town of Ba’aj is deserted and broken. Its streets are blocked by overturned cars, its shops are shuttered and the iron gates of its ravaged homes groan in a scorching wind. Amid the wreckage, though, are the signs of new arrivals – forces who less than a week earlier chased Islamic State (Isis) from one of its most important territories in northern Iraq. Spraying ... more »

Clouds Cannot Be Usefully Modeled but Appear to Play a Very Important Role in Climate Change

Alan Carlin at Carlin Economics and Science - 1 day ago
What if the climate alarmists are looking in entirely the wrong place for what controls global temperatures? They claim the answer is emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) by human activity and that humans must redirect vast scarce resources to reduce such emissions. Most of the best scientific evidence points away from their favorite bogeyman (CO2), […]

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Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 1 day ago
Queens of the Stone Age - The Way You Used to Do

Is This a Sneak Peek at the Israeli Army's New Tank?

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, Middle East* A small armored wedge with a remote-controlled turret: is this what the Israel Defense Force’s future armored vehicles will look like? The answer is . . . maybe. At a conference in Israel last month, the former chief of the IDF’s Armored Corps showed a simulation of what Project Carmel—the IDF’s effort to develop technology for the its generation of tanks—*might* produce. The virtual vehicle is wedge-shaped, with the hull sloping towards the front. The cannon-armed turret is set at the rear of the hull, with a machine gun mounted on top. In... more »

Why Did the Royal Navy Sink the French Fleet during World War II?

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Warfare History Network* *World, * When the armistice between France and Germany was put into force on June 25, 1940, the fate of the powerful French Navy—the fourth largest in the world—was of critical importance to the British. Prime Minister Winston Churchill and his government dreaded the prospect of the French Fleet falling into enemy hands while Britain stood alone against the Axis powers. The odds were already heavy against the island nation’s main line of defense, the Royal Navy. Facing both the German and Italian navies, it was stretched thinly in the North Sea, the Atl... more »

U.S. Marines Will Soon Get These Powerful Grenade Launchers

James Clark, Task and Purpose at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*James Clark, Task and Purpose* *Security, * The Marine Corps recently dropped a bombshell — or more accurately, a ton of 40 mike-mike — when it announced June 9 that the service had finally received the M320 grenade launcher, just eight years after the Army took possession of the new weapon. The Corps is slated to receive approximately 7,000 M320s and will issue the new bloop gun to infantry Marines first. From there it’ll make its way to other ground combat units, according to the Corps. “In keeping with Commandant of the Marine Corps’ priority, the infantry will be the first ... more »

Is America Headed Toward a Constitutional Crisis?

Jacob Heilbrunn at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Jacob Heilbrunn* *Politics, * [image: White House at night. Flickr/Creative Commons/@chuckyeager] Is America headed toward a constitutional crisis? Asked about his hiring of a lawyer today, vice-president Mike Pence said, “It’s routine. It’s very routine.” President Trump appears to see matters differently. As Trump comes under scrutiny from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, he is going on the attack. In a remarkable tweet today, Trump himself confirmed that he is under investigation for obstruction of justice. “I am being investigated for firing the FBI Director by the man who to... more »

An Old Nightmare Returns: The Balkans Simmer Again

Ted Galen Carpenter at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Ted Galen Carpenter* *Security, Europe* One of the problems that emerges when U.S. officials and the news media are focused on a small number of foreign-policy issues is that troubling developments can occur below the radar in other areas. That appears to be happening in the Balkans, a region that was a foreign-policy priority of the Western powers in the 1990s, but which has faded to near invisibility in recent years. While American policymakers and opinion leaders obsess about the Middle East, North Korea and every minutia concerning President Trump and his alleged Russia conn... more »

America Shouldn't Back Away from Cuba

Daniel L. Davis, Frances L. Garcia at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Daniel L. Davis, Frances L. Garcia* *Politics, Americas* On Friday afternoon, President Trump laid out his long-awaited policy on Cuba during a speech in Miami. An advance memo stated that his policy would be guided by national-security interests and “solidarity with the Cuban people,” promoting a “stable, prosperous, and free country for the Cuban people.” Unfortunately, the policy tools he announced are far more likely to achieve the opposite effect. If the president truly wants to change the behavior of the communist regime, there is a better way—and a new opportunity will ar... more »

Donald Trump's Real Problem

W. James Antle III at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*W. James Antle III* *Politics, * President Trump is fighting back against those who would implicate him in the investigation into Russian interference in last year’s election. The question is whether the counterpunching will bruise the president’s intended targets or lead to self-inflicted wounds. The highlight of Trump’s Friday morning tweetstorm denouncing the Russia “witch hunt” appeared to confirm a *Washington Post* report that the president was now under investigation for obstruction of justice, stemming from his abrupt firing of FBI Director James Comey. “I am being inve... more »

4,000 Additional Troops To Be Deployed to Afghanistan

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By Will Porter In an attempt to turn around the war the Secretary of Defense says America is losing, the Pentagon will deploy 4,000 soldiers... more »

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