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Thomas Paine

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Friday, June 2, 2017

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11:43pm MDT

East Aleppo Map Update: ISIS collapses as Syrian Army closer to encircle major jihadi stronghold

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 minute ago
DAMASCUS SYRIA (8: 30 A.M.) – The Syrian government forces continue to sweep the Islamic State in the eastern countryside of Aleppo, aiming at expelling the group from its last bastion of Maskanah. With more than a dozen villages fell to the Syrian troops in the southwest of Maskanah, the imperative Maskanah-Raqqa road – which […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Four Great Rides For U.S. Special Operations Soldiers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 53 minutes ago
Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com *FOX News*: *4 amazing vehicles for Special Operations Forces* The U.S. military is home to some of the most elite teams in the world -- Navy SEALS, Delta, Special Forces, Rangers and Marine Force Recon to name a few. These highly trained soldiers some of the best equipment in the world in order to do their job, including vehicles to get around. Here are four vehicles made by familiar brands that have also been quietly making extraordinary special vehicles for the nation’s covert military units. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* I like the... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 53 minutes ago
Members of the Iraqi forces fire mortar shells during battles in western Mosul's Zanjili neighborhood, as government forces advance in the area during their ongoing battle against Daesh fighters on May 31. © AFP 2017/ KARIM SAHIB *WNU Editor:* This picture is from this photo gallery ....* This Week in Pictures *(Sputnik)

This Low Pass Of An Attack Helicopter Is Truly Nuts

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 53 minutes ago
What are SAAF pilots up to these days you say?  pic.twitter.com/wvrlvYe87F — Jake (@Jakepor21) May 30, 2017 *Warzone/The Drive:* *This Low Pass By A South African Rooivalk Attack Chopper Is Totally Nuts* *It looks like SAAF pilots are having a ball with the world's relatively minuscule Rooivalk fleet.* The origin story of the South African designed and built Rooivalk (Red Kestrel) attack helicopter is a funky tale in itself. Huge sums of money were spent on developing the helicopter and its utility helicopter cousin, the Oryx, both of which are based on the Aérospatiale SA 3... more »

The U.S. Air Force Wants To Bring More C-5 Galaxy Planes Back Into Service

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 53 minutes ago
The Spirit of Global Reach, Team Dover's first C-5M Super Galaxy, was delivered Feb. 9, 2010 during a delivery ceremony at Dover Air Force Base, Del. (U.S. Air Force photo/Jason Minto) *DoD Buzz: **Air Force Wants More C-5s on the Flightline* The Air Force plans to activate more C-5M Super Galaxies after removing a number of the cargo planes from active service due to budget constraints, officials said. A few years ago, the size of the fleet was more than 100 aircraft; today, it’s half of that, according to Gen. Carlton Everhart, the head of Air Mobility Command. Over the next fe... more »

The U.S. Presence In Okinawa Continues To Be Unresolved

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 53 minutes ago
*Grant Newsham, Asia Times:* *US Marines and Okinawa: Enough exasperation to go around* *Okinawa is host to more than half of the 47,000 US troops stationed in Japan and opposition to the military presence has grown among residents.* US Marine Corps Commandant, General Robert Neller’s recent comments about re-thinking the plan to move 9,000 Marines to Guam and Hawaii from Okinawa no doubt exasperated Japan’s government. However, there’s been plenty of exasperation to go around over the last 20 years when it comes to the US Marines and Okinawa. (Note: Okinawa is host to more than ... more »

Relatively Recent Roots Of Standing Up To Trumpism-- The Sixties

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
My old friend Danny Goldberg, a father of two kids who seem to adore him whenever I see them together, runs a very hands-on successful business. And he *still* manages to find the time to write thought-provoking, insightful books. His newest one, *In Search Of The Lost Chord-- 1967 And the Hippie Idea*, brought me back to the time when I-- as well as Danny-- was coming of age. 1967 was 50 years ago-- a lifetime... and part of my own formative years. That summer I hitch-hiked to Mexico City with my friend Bob and came back to New York via San Francisco where I had slept on a stair i... more »

Keiser Report: Germany vs USA in Era of De-Globalization (E1078)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Published on Jun 1, 2017 Check Keiser Report website for more: http://www.maxkeiser.com/ In this special double header episode of the Keiser Report, Max and Stacy discuss an era in which Germany once again is at the center of a major shift in global power in which a period of deglobalization accompanies one empire collapsing and […]

Trump Is The Number One Topic On The Agenda Of The Bilderberg Group This Year

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Trump Is The Number One Topic On The Agenda Of The Bilderberg Group This Year by Michael Snyder, http://endoftheamericandream.com/ The Bilderberg Group conference is being held less than 30 miles from the White House, and the number one subject on the official agenda this year is Donald Trump. The three day summit began on Thursday, and the […]

China’s Yuan-for-Oil Deals Are a Direct Assault on the US Dollar

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
China’s Yuan-for-Oil Deals Are a Direct Assault on the US Dollar by Bryon King, http://russia-insider.com/en Editor’s note: Russia and China have already inked energy deals in yuan. The fact that the Saudis are inching closer to a similar agreement with Beijing should be front page news. – China is currently modifying the terms of its oil trade […]

Washington’s War on Food is Making Us Sick!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Washington’s War on Food is Making Us Sick! by daniel mcadams, http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/ You don’t have to drink raw milk or buy your meat directly from the farmer to agree that others should have this right. After all, the right to choose what we put in our bodies is fundamental, even if the government feels it has the […]

Top Trump Officials Attend Globalist Bilderberg Summit. Why?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Both McMaster and Mad Dog Mattis cannot be trusted. As demonstrated a few months back: Trump does not have control over the Pentagram MIC. Trump said US navy armadas were heading towards the Korean peninsula when in fact they were heading the other way to Australia for an exercise. Quite an embarassment for the Trump […]

Bilderberg Schemes to Overthrow Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Bilderberg Schemes to Overthrow Trump by Paul Joseph Watson | http://www.Infowars.com Elitists begin effort to reverse America-first revolution and Brexit Sources close to the elitist Bilderberg Group conference tell Infowars that globalists see their agenda as being in “deep trouble” and that Donald Trump poses a “dangerous” risk to the international order and must be brought […]

Musical Interlude: Pink Floyd, “Comfortably Numb”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Pink Floyd, “Comfortably Numb” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rEmTMkx7SLE

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“How many arches can you count in the below image? If you count both spans of the Double Arch in the Arches National Park in Utah, USA, then two. But since the above image was taken during a clear dark night, it caught a photogenic third arch far in the distance- that of the overreaching Milky Way Galaxy. Because we are situated in the midst of the spiral Milky Way Galaxy, the band of the central disk appears all around us. *Click image for larger size.* The sandstone arches of the Double Arch were formed from the erosion of falling water. The larger arch rises over 30 meters above th... more »

"One Summer Night..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*Click image for larger size.* "One summer night, out on a flat headland, all but surrounded by the waters of the bay, the horizons were remote and distant rims on the edge of space. Millions of stars blazed in darkness, and on the far shore a few lights burned in cottages. Otherwise there was no reminder of human life. My companion and I were alone with the stars: the misty river of the Milky Way flowing across the sky, the patterns of the constellations standing out bright and clear, a blazing planet low on the horizon. It occurred to me that if this were a sight that could be se... more »

"Temporal Distortion"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Temporal Distortion" * Featuring an original score by Bear McCreary (Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead, Eureka, etc) - http://www.bearmccreary.com - http://dakotalapse.com/2012/02/temporal-distortion-extended-cut/

The Mirror and the Choice

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Zen Gardener* - Judgement is a very base form of unconscious energy. The post The Mirror and the Choice appeared first on Waking Times.

Is Our Sun Conscious?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D* - Crossing the boundaries between science and science fiction, what do we really know about the sun? The post Is Our Sun Conscious? appeared first on Waking Times.

USA’s National Embarrassment: Mandatory Vaccinations

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Catherine J. Frompovich* - Saturday, June 3, 2017, is the International Vaccine Injury Awareness Day. The post USA’s National Embarrassment: Mandatory Vaccinations appeared first on Waking Times.

Top Trump Officials Attend Globalist Bilderberg Summit. Why?

Alex Newman at rss - 3 hours ago
[image: top-trump-officials-attend-globalist-bilderberg-summit-why] Several top officials in the Trump administration are attending this year's secrecy-obsessed Bilderberg meeting, an annual globalist gathering of the world's self-appointed elites and a select group of their “useful idiots.” The reason for their attendance was not immediately clear, nor was it clear whether President Trump had approved their visit. But the implications could be massive, and analysts say Trump should be on guard.

ONU: 532 fallecidos en un mes por el cólera en Yemen; Arabia Saudí mantiene su bloqueo

Alvaro A. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
La enfermedad de el cólera ha acabado con la vida de 532 personas en el último mes. Según la ONU se espera en Yemen hasta 130.000 casos de cólera en las próximas semanas. De esa cifra, 109 de los fallecidos habrían sido menores. La Organización Mundial de la Salud afirmó que el número de posibles casos […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In pictures: Two ISIS tanks destroyed as Kurdish troops storm junction town west of Raqqa

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:20 A.M.) – On Friday, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Manbij Military Council (MMC) – heavily backed by US airstrikes – immobilized two Islamic State tanks in the besieged town of Al-Mansurah, located on the M4-highway west of Raqqa city. After capturing over ten villages in the region this week, clashes have […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Gravity and Isostasy

Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 4 hours ago
Gravitational theory is firmly entrenched as dogma and is unchallengeable and punishable by excommunication and if the heresy great enough, by permanent expulsion from polite society. It is thus similar to religion in that as a basic premise it cannot be … Continue reading →


Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 4 hours ago
Press Release from *Senator Malcolm Roberts*. 2 JUNE 2017 One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts has called for an immediate abandonment of the Paris Climate Agreement after President Trump today withdrew the United States. President Trump reaffirmed his commitment to putting the American people first and stated that he is protecting American jobs and accuses the treaty of being designed to redistribute U.S. wealth to other countries. Australians are feeling the economic pain from climate policies in our cost-of-living and daily lives - unaffordable energy costs, high unemployment, a s... more »

How Israel's Air Force Won the Six-Day War in Six Hours

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, Middle East* Operation Moked changed the course of the 1967 war—and of history. At 7:10 a.m. Israeli time, sixteen Israeli Air Force Fouga Magister training jets took off and pretended to be what they were not. Flying routine flight paths and using routine radio frequencies, they looked to Arab radar operators like the normal morning Israeli combat air patrol. At 7:15 a.m., another 183 aircraft—almost the entire Israeli combat fleet—roared into the air. They headed west over the Mediterranean before diving low, which dropped them from Arab radar screens.... more »

The Big China Nuclear Threat No One Is Talking About

Zachary Keck at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Zachary Keck* *Security, Asia* As the world frets over North Korea's nukes, Beijing has something much more sinister in mind. One of the most consistent aspects of China’s military policy is likely to undergo a significant transformation. Since its first nuclear test in 1964, China has maintained a relatively small nuclear arsenal designed to hold adversaries’ population centers at risk. Even as it has modernized its conventional forces to “fight and win wars” against first-class militaries like that of the United States, China’s nuclear arsenal is estimated to contain just 264... more »

The 4 Largest Tanks Ever Built (and One That Will Haunt Our Dreams)

Jared Keller, Task and Purpose at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Jared Keller, Task and Purpose* *Security, * These steel beasts are kings of the battlefield. Of all the harrowing, intimidating arms and artillery dreamed up by military engineers over the last few centuries, few induce the instinctive evacuation of enemy bowels like the sight of a heavily-armed battle tank rolling up on a fortified position and crushing everything in its path. There’s a reason the M1 Abrams and its various iterations have remained a staple of the U.S. military’s front-line deployments: They’re big, they’re effective, and they scream “game over, man, game over!... more »

Can Trump Come Up with a Comprehensive Strategy to Save Afghanistan?

Arif Rafiq at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Arif Rafiq* *Security, Asia* [image: A coalition Special Operations Forces soldier gives a pen to a young child in Sanawghan village, Herat Province, Afghanistan. Flickr/Department of Defense] The last thing Trump should do is further escalate the level of violence in Afghanistan and fall into a long-term occupation of the country. The Trump administration is in the final stages of a review of its Afghanistan and Pakistan strategy. There appears to be a consensus in favor of a modest surge of U.S. and NATO forces, perhaps deployed at the brigade or even battalion level with Afg... more »

Greek Fire: The Byzantine Empire's Secret Weapon the Ancient World Feared

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Europe* The Byzantine Empire unleashed its new secret war weapon upon the invading Saracen fleet in 678 AD. The year was AD 678, 46 years after the death of the prophet Mohammed. Now the Mohammedans, determined to bring the light of Islam to Arabia and beyond, were streaking across the whole of the Middle East like a comet. Their statecraft, as it turned out, was as basic and unyielding as their faith. Those who would not answer the call of the muezzin would be treated, instead, to the sword. For years, the Muslims had successfully managed to ... more »

U.S. And Japanese Naval Fores Conduct Exercises Off The Korean Peninsula

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
The Carl Vinson strike group, including USS Carl Vinson, operating with the Ronald Reagan strike group, including the USS Ronald Reagan, during navel drills with Japanese ships off the Korean peninsula. Photo: AFP *South China Morning Post/AFP*: *Two US carrier strike groups, Japanese destroyers in massive show of force off Korean peninsula* The US-Japan drill comes shortly after the Pentagon tested an interceptor system to strike down a dummy ballistic missile A pair of US aircraft carriers and Japanese naval vessels conducted a joint drill in waters off the Korean peninsula Thurs... more »

Another Anti-Choice "Progressive" Running For Congress-- This Time In Little Rock

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Paul Spencer, anti-Choice Democrat* Arkansas used to be a reliably blue state-- even after the rest of the South had gone over to the GOP-- but that's a long time ago and the state is now reliably red. George Wallace won Arkansas when he ran for president in 1968 as the KKK candidate. Since then, the only Democrats to win Arkansas' electoral votes were southerners Jimmy Carter in 1976 and Bill Clinton in 1992 and 1996. Trump won the state 684,872 (60.5%) to just 380,494 (33.65%) for the state's former First Lady. The governor, Asa Hutchinson, is a far right Republican and all the s... more »

Trump to Europe: You're on your own

James Goldgeier, Dean of the School of International Service, American University School of International Service at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 4 hours ago
Merkel consider her options after meeting with Trump on May 26, 2017, in Italy. AP Photo/Evan Vucci During his recent trip to Europe for meetings at NATO Headquarters in Brussels and with the Group of Seven in Italy, Donald Trump delivered on his campaign promise to disrupt business as usual. In the process, he is undoing U.S. policies undertaken since World War II to promote security and stability in Europe. After Trump’s visit, German Chancellor Angela Merkel stated, “We Europeans truly have to take fate into our own hands.” Europeans taking fate into their own hands is somethin... more »

French President Emmanuel Macron has a message for the United States.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 4 hours ago
To all scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, responsible citizens who were disappointed by the decision of the US: pic.twitter.com/qxjPX8MhKt — Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) June 1, 2017 Courtesy of Share Blue: *Tonight, I wish to tell the United States: France believes in you. The world believes in you. I know that you are a great nation. I know your history – our common history. * *To all scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, responsible citizens who were disappointed by the decision of the President of the United States, I want to say that they will find in France a secon... more »

RAND withdraws report on child welfare reform for further analysis

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 5 hours ago
Last week, Emily Putnam-Hornstein, an associate professor at the University of Southern California, was reading what seemed like a noteworthy new report from the RAND Corporation on the child welfare system. But then she realized that some of the key estimates were off. When she sent the report to some colleagues, they agreed. Curious, Putnam-Hornstein and […] The post RAND withdraws report on child welfare reform for further analysis appeared first on Retraction Watch.

“Carl Jung's Five Key Elements to Happiness”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Carl Jung's Five Key Elements to Happiness”* by Gretchen Rubin "In 1960, journalist Gordon Young asked Jung, "What do you consider to be more or less basic factors making for happiness in the human mind?" Jung answered with five elements: *1.* Good physical and mental health. *2.* Good personal and intimate relationships, such as those of marriage, the family, and friendships. *3.* The faculty for perceiving beauty in art and nature. *4.* Reasonable standards of living and satisfactory work. *5.* A philosophic or religious point of view capable of coping successfully with the vicis... more »

"Justifying Evil"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Justifying Evil"* "Obviously the present crisis throughout the world is exceptional, without precedent. There have been crises of varying types at different periods throughout history - social, national, political. Crises come and go; economic recessions, depressions, come, get modified, and continue in a different form. We know that; we are familiar with that process. Surely the present crisis is different, is it not? It is different first because we are dealing not with money nor with tangible things but with ideas. The crisis is exceptional because it is in the field of ideati... more »

"If The Earth Were Only..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"If the earth were only a few feet in diameter, floating a few feet above a field somewhere, people would come from everywhere to marvel at it. People would walk around it marveling at its big pools of water, its little pools, and the water flowing between the pools. People would marvel at the bumps on it, and the holes in it, and they would marvel at the very thin layer of gas surrounding it and the water suspended in the gas. The people would marvel at all the creatures walking around the surface of the ball and at the creatures in the water. The people would declare it sacred bec... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Painesville, Ohio, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"What It Is..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Life is not what it's supposed to be. It's what it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference." -

"Let It Roll Off Our Back: Dodging and Deflecting"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Let It Roll Off Our Back: Dodging and Deflecting"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "When we are criticized or attacked it is important to not take it into our heart space. One of the most difficult challenges in life is learning not to take things to heart and hold on to it. Especially when we’re younger, or if we’re very sensitive, we take so much of what comes our way to heart. This can be overwhelming and unproductive if it throws us off balance on a regular basis. When we are feeling criticized or attacked from all directions, it becomes very difficult for us to recover ourselv... more »

Tonight's Movie Is 'Farewell To Arms'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
From *Wikipedia*: A Farewell to Arms is a 1957 American DeLuxe Color CinemaScope drama film directed by Charles Vidor. The screenplay by Ben Hecht, based in part on a 1930 play by Laurence Stallings, was the second feature film adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's 1929 semi-autobiographical novel of the same name. It was the last film produced by David O. Selznick. An earlier film version, A Farewell to Arms starred Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes. *Read more *.... more »

Is a Kentucky University Giving Black Students Free Tuition as an ‘Apology’ for Slavery?

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
A non-binding vote by student leaders on a largely symbolic resolution has been misrepresented as official university policy.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 2, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Image Credit: Flickr/ ResoluteSupportMedia *Ali Reza Sarwar, The Diplomat*: *Can a New US Surge Stabilize Afghanistan?* Trump is considering sending more troops to Afghanistan, but that won’t solve the underlying problems. President Donald Trump and his top policy advisers are worried about America’s longest war, in Afghanistan. The people of Afghanistan are worried as well. The question of whether the country’s fragile, corruption-ridden, and politically polarized National Unity Government (NUG) can survive its many foes –including an emboldened insurgency, crippling political di... more »

World News Briefs -- June 2, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
The United Nations Security Council vote on a resolution to expand its North Korea blacklist after the Asian state's repeated missile tests, at the U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Mike Segar *Reuters*: *U.N. expands North Korea blacklist in first U.S., China sanctions deal under Trump* The U.N. Security Council on Friday expanded targeted sanctions against North Korea after its repeated missile tests, adopting the first such resolution agreed by the United States and Pyongyang's only major ally China since President Donald Trump took office. The Trump ad... more »

Lunatics Take Over Asylum at Evergreen College

Alex Newman at rss - 5 hours ago
[image: lunatics-take-over-asylum-at-evergreen-college] The latest round of insanity on a tax-funded college campus in America reportedly began in late May, when Biology Professor Bret Weinstein objected to a “Day of Absence” scheme that was supposed to prohibit white students and faculty from attending the college.


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 6 hours ago
CNBC reports on today's White House news conference: *Paris Agreement is European ploy to put the US economy in shackles, says EPA chief Scott Pruitt* European leaders urged the United States to stay in the Paris climate agreement so they could suppress the American economy, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt said Friday. "The world applauded when we joined Paris, and you know why? I think they applauded because they knew it was going to put this country at an economic disadvantage," he said during a White House press briefing. "And the reason European leade... more »

Bjorn Lomborg: Trump Is Right To Reject Paris Climate Deal: It’s Likely To Be A Costly Failure

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 6 hours ago
By Paul Homewood The inconvenient truth from Bjorn Lomborg, the inconvenient warmist: It is foolhardy and foolish for world leaders to stay fixated on Paris – not only will it likely falter, but it will be hugely costly and do almost nothing to fix climate change. Hours before Donald Trump announced that the US […]

Leaders' Question Time: Who Won?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
The pundits muttered dismissively about YouGov's shock poll putting the Tories just three points ahead of Labour, suggesting the election's outcome is edging toward a hung parliament. Reportedly, Jim Messina, the Conservatives' stat whizz on loan from the liberal heroes at Team Obama threw his head back and laughed. Just like someone else we know. And then today Ipsos Mori dropped their bomb: Tories 45%, Labour 40%. The unweighted poll (i.e. not controlling for differentiated turn out) actually puts Labour *three points ahead*. I can feel hope cloying its way into my heart. This ... more »

X-Zone Broadcast Network - John Greenewald

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 7 hours ago
For those of you who tuned in to hear James Clarkson, he bailed on the show, but John Greenewald, of the Black Vault, was kind enough to fill in. We began by talking about a recent announcement of a government document, published in this century, that suggested an interest in UFOs. John said that while there had been some very recent interest in the document, he’d had it on his website for a number of years. There really wasn’t nothing new in the document and the entry about UFOs was quite small. You can listen to John’s interview here: https://www.spreaker.com/episode/11946632 (I... more »

Assclowns of the Week #105: Blame it on Paris or Putin edition

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 7 hours ago
*"Therefore, in order to fulfill my solemn duty to protect America and its citizens, the United States will withdraw from the Paris Climate Accord -- (applause)"* -Donald Trump Greetings, global cooling deniers, and welcome to a long, *long *overdue Assclowns of the Week. And it *has* been a busy week with Z list comedian Kathy Griffin (3) having Daniel Pearl fantasies about Donald Trump, Trump (1) jerking us off the Paris Climate Accord, Jared Kushner (6) being Vladimir Putin's back door man and Debbie Wasserman Schultz's (10) experiment in voice acting. So let's put on our wa... more »

Don’t Pay Them a Dime!

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
Popular social media item wrongly claims that consumers are not obligated to pay back debt that creditors have written off and sold.

US intelligence agencies asked the Justice Department to open criminal investigation into leaks, because remember the leaks are much worse than actual collusion with the Russians.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 7 hours ago
Courtesy of ABC News: *Looking to stem the tide of bombshell news reports linking Russian operatives with associates of President Donald Trump, U.S. intelligence agencies have taken the significant step of formally referring as many as six recent leaks to the Justice Department for criminal investigation, according to sources familiar with the matter. * *Word of the criminal referrals comes as President Trump tries to use growing hostility toward the press as a means of making money for the Republican National Committee. * *"Do your part to fight back against the media's attacks... more »

Musical interlude

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 7 hours ago
Tame Impala - The Less I Know The Better

Pentagon Official: 'The Shit Is About To Go Down In Raqqa'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Washington Examiner:* 'The s--t is about to go down in Raqqa,' Pentagon source says The long-awaited offensive by U.S.-backed Syrian forces to liberate the self-proclaimed Islamic State capital of Raqqa, Syria, will begin in days, Pentagon officials told the Washington Examiner Thursday. "The shit is about to go down in Raqqa," one official said, speaking under condition of anonymity. "I would expect to see the assault begin in the coming days." While the Pentagon is not saying publicly when the offensive will kick off, it has acknowledged that all the forces are in place, small... more »

Swamp Explodes After Trump Dumps UN “Climate” Regime

Alex Newman at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: swamp-explodes-after-trump-dumps-un-climate-regime] The establishment Swamp of globalists, tax-funded climate alarmists, socialists, and others erupted into a frenzy of unhinged outrage and apoplectic fury after President Donald Trump announced the U.S. withdrawal from the illegal and unratified United Nations Paris Agreement on “climate change.” Some of the most unhinged voices claimed Trump's move would destroy the planet and was tantamount to a war on America or humanity. From Obama and foreign rulers to crony capitalists and UN bureaucrats, the seething anger is clearly ... more »

Sirijska Armija je presekla glavni put snabdevanja ISIL-a od Alepa do Rake

Stefan Agatonović at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEJRUT, LIBAN (19:45) – Sirijska Arapska Armija (SAA) danas je značajno napredovala u jugoistočnom delu Alepa oslobodivši nekoliko sela koje su više od 3 godine bile pod kontrolom Islamske države. Uz podršku Ruskog vazduhoplovstva, SAA Tigar jedinice započele su dan oslobodivši 8 sela u jugozapadnom delu ravnica Maskane. Uz današnja oslobodjenja ovih sela u ravnici Maskane, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Halep’te büyük zafer: Kaplan Kuvvetleri, 30 köyü IŞİD’den temizledi

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
Dün gece saatlerinde Halep doğusunda başlayan Suriye ordusu taarruzu, IŞİD için tam anlamıyla kâbusa döndü. Ağır topçu ve hava saldırılarının ardından başlayan taarruzda; Kaplan Kuvvetleri tarafından yapılan açıklamaya göre, 27 köy IŞİD’den kurtarıldı.Önceki gün de 3 köyde kontrolü sağlayan Suriye ordusu, 24 saat içerisinde 30 köyü terör örgütünden temizlemiş oldu. Bu kazanımlarla birlikte, IŞİD’in bölgedeki tek […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Coalición liderada por EEUU reconoce la muerte de 484 civiles en sus operaciones contra ISIS

Inna García at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
Desde el comienzo de los ataques de la coalición internacional liderada por los EE.UU. en Irak y Siria contra el Estado Islámico han muertos “al menos” 484 civiles, según un informe publicado hoy por la misma coalición. “Hasta la fecha, sobre la base de la información disponible, la CJTF-OIR (Fuerza Coordinada de Acción Conjunta-Operación Resolución Inherente) […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Graphic: ISIS Hunters repel ISIS assault along Homs-Palmyra highway

Henri Feyerabend at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:11 P.M.) – The ISIS Hunter units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) repelled a surprise attack conducted by fighters of the Islamic State (ISIS) along the Homs Palmyra highway. The fierce attack targeted positions of the ISIS Hunters at height 681 but was toppled by the swift reaction of the SAA’s forces, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrische Armee feiert vollständige Eroberung von Homs mit Zeremonie

Eduard Schreder at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
DAMASKUS, SYRIEN (0:10 P.M.) – Am Donnerstag feierte die Syrische Armee die vollständige Eroberung von Homs, der drittgrößten Stadt in Syrien. Homs war eine der Wiegen der Revolution und wurde als “Hauptstadt der Revolution” geführt. Der Großteil der Stadt wird seit 2014 von der Regierung kontrolliert. Allerdings wurde ein Außenbezirk jahrelang belagert. Erst jetzt gaben […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Gefechte zwischen Regierungseinheiten und US-unterstützten Rebellen nahe Damaskus

Eduard Schreder at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
DAMASKUS, SYRIEN (19:55) – Syrische Regierungstruppen starten eine neue Offensive gegen US-unterstützte Rebellenkämpfer in der Wüste östlich der Hauptstadt Damaskus. Einer militärischen Quelle zufolge kam es am Freitag zu schweren Gefechten zwischen Regierungseinheiten und FSA-nahen Kämpfern der Gruppen “Ausoud al-Sharqyiah” und “Ahmed al-Abdo” nahe den Dörfern Bir Qassab und Dakwah. Die Dörfer befinden sich in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Portavoz de Jaysh al-Islam renuncia a su cargo

Inna García at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
El portavoz oficial de Jaysh al-Islam (Ejército del Islam), Islam ‘Alloush, ha anunciado hoy su dimisión del grupo islamista. Aunque Alloush no ha dado a conocer el motivo de su renuncia, ha declarado que los líderes de Jaysh al-Islam han aceptado su decisión. El ex portavoz de Jaysh al-Islam ha agregado que será conocido por su verdadero nombre, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Weitere Eliteeinheiten von Damaskus nach Daraa verlegt

Eduard Schreder at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
DAMASKUS, SYRIEN (19:22) – Die Syrische Armee setzt die Verlagerung kampferprobter Einheiten nach Daraa fort. Auch am Donnerstag traf demnach ein Militärkonvoi der 4. Division aus Damaskus in der umkämpften Provinzhauptstadt Daraa ein. Daraa ist seit Jahren zwischen Regierungstruppen und Rebellen geteilt. Die 42. Brigade der 4. Division (auch bekannt als Ghaith-Forces, nach ihrem Kommandeur) […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Jaysh Al-Islam spokesman resigns from post

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 P.M.) – Jaysh Al-Islam’s (Army of Islam) official spokesman, Islam ‘Alloush, has announced his resignation from the Islamist group on Friday. While no reason was given by ‘Alloush, he did state that Jaysh Al-Islam’s leadership has accepted his resignation. The former spokesman of Jaysh Al-Islam added that he will be known by […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Sirijska Arapska Armija je zvanično počela dugoočekivanu ofanzivu protiv Islamske države

Stefan Agatonović at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
DAMASK, SIRIJA (15:30) – Sirijska Arapska Armija (SAA) je i zvanično počela ofanzivu uperenu protiv Islamske države (IS) u delovima jugoistočnog Alepa. Sinoć su, Al-Masdar novosti pisale o velikoj vojnoj operaciji u oblasti Khanasser-a. Danas, armija 30-te republičke brigade zajedno sa Al-Quds brigadom (Palestinska paravojna formacija) uz snage nacionalne odbrane (NDF) pokrenule su dugoočekivanu operaciju napavši pozicije […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Ejército Sirio corta principal ruta de aprovisionamiento de ISIS entre Alepo y Raqqa

Felipe Ramírez at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
El Ejército Árabe Sirio (EAS) realizó importantes progresos en el sureste del campo de la Gobernación de Alepo el día de hoy, liberando una docena de villas que se encontraban ocupadas por el Estado Islámico desde hace tres años. Respaldados por ataques aéreos rusos, las Fuerzas Tigre comenzaron el día liberando ocho villas localizadas en […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Regierungstruppen eröffnen neue Front gegen ISIS in Aleppo

Eduard Schreder at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
DAMASKUS, SYRIEN (15:00) – Seit Donnerstagabend hat der Islamische Staat (ISIS) mit einer neuen Front zu kämpfen. Östlich der Kleinstadt Khanasser nehmen Regierungstruppen Vorwärtstellungen und Außenposten der Extremisten unter Beschuss. Nach großen Fortschritten von Truppen der Eliteeinheit “Tiger Forces” unter Kommando von Brig. Gen. Suheil Hassan in der Maskanah-Ebene der Provinz Aleppo drohen dem sogenannten […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Much more sea ice in NW Hudson Bay this year than 2016 or 2015 at 27 May

Hifast at Climate Collections - 8 hours ago
Originally posted on polarbearscience: In recent years, sea ice loss over Hudson Bay has begun with open water in the NW corner (which is just as likely due to prevailing offshore winds as ice melt) rather than along the east coast but this year that patch of ice is smaller than its been for the…

Did the Ku Klux Klan Start a Petition to ‘Purge’ Black People in the United States?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
Rumors about a petition started by the KKK to "purge" the United States of black people every year originated on a hoax news web site.

FEMA and NOAA Face Hurricane Season Without New Leaders in Place

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
The two agencies most important to predicting and managing weather-related disasters face budget cuts and temporary bosses.

Is ‘Covfefe’ a Word in Arabic? Yiddish? ‘Antediluvian’?

Megan Alpert at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
After President Donald Trump mistyped (then deleted) a tweet, some hurried to ascribe meanings to the mistyped word "covfefe."

Fake Cheesecake Factory Sign Sparks Buzz in New Mexico City

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
A fake sign announcing 'The Cheesecake Factory Fall 2017' and another one saying 'Dave and Busters Coming Soon' generated excitement on social media in Las Cruces.

Ireland’s Likely Next PM Would be First Gay, Minority Leader

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
Ireland's governing Fine Gael party has elected Leo Varadkar, the gay son of an Indian immigrant, as its new leader and the country's likely next prime minister.

Third Worker Found Dead After Blast at Wisconsin Corn Mill

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
Crews on 2 June 2017 recovered the body of a third worker from the ruins of a corn mill in southern Wisconsin, two days after an explosion at the facility.

Russian President Putin Meets Megyn Kelly

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Newsweek: **Putin: Russia Being Persecuted Like Jews, Megyn Kelly Needs a 'Pill' for Her Hysteria *(Newsweek) While Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared in a humorous mood on his second day at St. Petersburg’s economic forum, the mood soured as questions from American journalist Megyn Kelly turned to the subject of the U.S. election and Russia’s alleged role in it. He started his exchange with Kelly, who was moderating a panel of world leaders, cracking frequent jokes, notably remarking that with Donald Trump axing U.S. participation in the climate change deal, Russia had “A... more »

Russian President Putin On NSA Leaker Snowden: 'Snowden Was Wrong To Leak Secrets, But Is No Traitor

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech during a business roundtable session 'Russia - USA' at the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia, June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Mikhail Metzel/TASS/Host Photo Agency/Pool *Reuters*: *Putin says Snowden was wrong to leak secrets, but is no traitor* Russian President Vladimir Putin has said he believes former U.S. National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden was wrong to leak U.S. spy secrets, but is no traitor. Snowden, 33, was given asylum in Russia in 2013 after leaking classified information about U.S. spy op... more »

Media bias US style

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago

False Argument For U.S. Solar Subsidies: That It Prevents Pollution Deaths

Hank Campbell at Science 2.0 blogs - 8 hours ago
Solar energy, with tens of billions in subsidies to keep it afloat, now employs more people than the fossil fuel alternative it is irrationally pitted against in media - coal. Solar panels are fine for elites, just like organic food is - but like with organic food we shouldn't manipulate data to match our belief system. read more

The Democratic Party And Working Class Voters-- Post NAFTA

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
*How can Democrats not CRUSH someone who voters describe this way?* The *American Prospect* published an excellent series of essays this week that should have been published by the DNC, DSCC and DCCC, three hopeless organizations refusing to pull their collective virtual heads out of their asses after a decade of letting down the American people while they concentrate of the mostly worthless careers of their own self-absorbed leaders. The one I was immediately drawn to was Democrats Need to Be the Party Of And For Working People-- Of All Races by Robert Griffin, John Halpin and Ruy ... more »

Deutsche Bank Trader Just Admitted Guilt: Megabanks Conspired to Rig Markets

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
[image: bank]After months of conspiracy theory dismissals, a Deutsche Bank trader just admitted guilt, noting the biggest banks in the world conspired to rig precious metals markets.

Attempt by Cops to Shame Man on Facebook for Weed Backfires As Epic Mugshot Exposes War on Pot

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
[image: drugs]A man's mugshot showed the serious nature of his "crimes" and the public fired back as police attempted to shame him on Facebook for a plant.

Does changing style of hair or dress help black people avoid stigma?

David Crockett, Associate Professor of Marketing, University of South Carolina at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 9 hours ago
On the eve of the NBA Finals, superstar LeBron James found the “N-word” spray painted on his home. Not even James, with all his wealth, fame and success, is exempt from being attacked with classic racist slurs. In the United States, blackness is stamped with centuries-old images and ideas that assign it to perpetual “last place.” One way blacks have historically responded to stigma – a discredited or disgraced identity – is by displaying what they understand as mainstream values associated with white elites. This strategy, often referred to as “respectability,” is intended to put ... more »

Venezuelan President Maduro Will Push Ahead And Call A Referendum To Rewrite The Constitution

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (R) shows a copy of the country's constitution as he sits next to Vice President Tareck El Aissami, during a meeting with Vice Presidents at Miraflores Palace in Caracas, Venezuela June 1, 2017. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS *Reuters*: *Venezuela's Maduro vows referendum, death toll from unrest hits 62* Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro pledged on Thursday to hold a referendum on a new constitution he has proposed to try and quell two months of anti-government unrest that has killed at least 62 people. His comments came after critici... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Kahnawake Women Issue Ultimatum'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Read article at Mohawk Nation News .http://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2017/06/02/kahnawake-women-issue-ultimatim/

June 2: Let's start by catching up.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 9 hours ago
http://www.independent.co.uk/voices/commentators/johann-hari/johann-hari-the-truth-our-empire-killed-millions-404631.html http://listverse.com/2014/02/04/10-evil-crimes-of-the-british-empire/ http://www.alternet.org/culture/six-most-evil-presidents-us-history http://www.pbs.org/kera/usmexicanwar/aftermath/many_truths.html the 'heroic war with mexico.' http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/yves-engler/un-occupation-haiti_b_16070764.html Haiti, under its series of American-appointed dictators was, like Cuba, essentially a slave state with tortures and murders a matter of daily routine. Whe... more »

Griffin Not ‘Laying Down’ for Trump, Fears Career is Over

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
At a rambling press conference on 2 June 2017, Griffin tearfully predicted her career is over and said Trump 'broke' her.

Did Maxine Waters Use a Picture of the Tide Receding as Proof of Climate Change?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
An account parodying the Congresswoman sent the tweet in response to President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Paris climate accord.

Did a Texas A&M Professor Advocate Killing White People?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
Professor Tommy Curry's comments during a 2012 podcast were taken out of context.

Donald Trump may literally have pulled out of the Paris climate change accords in order to get back at the French Prime Minister for mocking him over a handshake.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 10 hours ago
The Washington Post has up an article that goes into great detail in explaining all of the advice, both pro and con, that Trump received before finally deciding to pull America's support out of the Paris deal. However buried at the very bottom are these four paragraphs: *If he needed a nudge, though, one came from France over the weekend. Macron was quoted in a French journal talking about his white-knuckled handshake with Trump at their first meeting in Brussels, where the newly elected French president gripped Trump’s hand tightly and would not let go for six long seconds in a s... more »

Arctic Ice Song: Hey June, Don’t Let Me Down

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 10 hours ago
Weather Canada Iceberg Bulletin Issued 11:00 AM EDT 2 June 2017 Special ice warning in effect. Bergy water except 7 tenths of first-year ice including a trace of old ice in the northern section. Unusual presence of sea ice. Iceberg Count More than 100 icebergs Arctic ice had a remarkable May. The April NH ice extent […]

Climate Alarmists Have Been Wrong About Virtually Everything

Alex Newman at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: climate-alarmists-have-been-wrong-about-virtually-everything] Of all the dramatic predictions made by warming alarmists about environmental gloom and catastrophe, none has as yet proven true.

Trump Administration Asks SCOTUS to Rule on "Travel Ban"

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: trump-administration-asks-scotus-to-rule-on-travel-ban] The Supreme Court may weigh in on President Trump’s executive order temporarily suspending travel to the United States from six nations known for fostering Islamic terrorism. On Thursday, the Trump administration filed emergency applications asking the court to block two lower court rulings against the “travel ban” executive order.

33 States Have Legislation to Fight Illegal Immigration and End Sanctuary Cities

Warren Mass at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: 33-states-have-legislation-to-fight-illegal-immigration-and-end-sanctuary-cities] Starting with Texas, at least 33 states have introduced immigration enforcement bills since Donald Trump assumed the presidency in January.

Haven’t We Had Enough of Afghanistan?

Justin Raimondo at 10 hours ago
[image: undefined] Will there ever be an end to the war in Afghanistan? Apparently not if our generals have anything to say about it – and they do. President Trump has turned over the prosecution of our perpetual “war on terrorism” to the Pentagon, claiming that they’ve been held back by previous administrations. The new policy is to turn them loose. We saw what this means when the so-called “Mother of All Bombs” was dropped in a remote location where ISIS was said to be hiding: 92 “militants” were said to have been killed. Contrary to the triumphalist reports in US media, the bigg... more »

Kathy Griffin Blames President Trump And His Family For Ruining Her Life

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Daily Mail*:* 'There's a bunch of old white guys trying to silence me!' Kathy Griffin breaks down in tears claiming Trump family ruined her life - as her lawyer scoffs at report Barron was upset over severed head video* * Kathy Griffin broke down in tears speaking about the constant attacks from the public and members of the Trump family over the past few days * She said that she has been receiving constant death threats, which she described as detailed and specific * Griffin also said that President Trump 'broke' her and that she does not expect her career to recover from his fami... more »

Is Russia Escalating Its Spy Operations On The U.S.?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Ali Watkins, Politico*: *Russia escalates spy games after years of U.S. neglect* Lawmakers and intelligence officials say that the United States missed opportunities to crack down on Russian espionage efforts. In the throes of the 2016 campaign, the FBI found itself with an escalating problem: Russian diplomats, whose travel was supposed to be tracked by the State Department, were going missing. The diplomats, widely assumed to be intelligence operatives, would eventually turn up in odd places, often in middle-of-nowhere USA. One was found on a beach, nowhere near where he was s... more »

Obscene propagandist Kathy Griffin hires lawyer and claims she is a victim

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 10 hours ago
Her apology clearly didn't last long. The post Obscene propagandist Kathy Griffin hires lawyer and claims she is a victim appeared first on The Duran.


Anon at Aangirfan - 10 hours ago
*The following is fiction.* I am having lunch with Henry Kissinger, at the Westfields Marriott hotel, in Chantilly in Virginia. Henry is here for the June 2017 meeting of Bilderberg. We order Shrimp Cocktail with Voodoo Sauce, Angus beef with Kale Salad, Pear Crumble, and a bottle of Jordan Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. I ask Henry what he thinks of Donald Trump. "Well, he is a German Jew, like myself," explains Henry. "He and I used to enjoy Roy Cohn's parties." I ask Henry what he thinks about the German Nazis. "I worked with the American intelligence people who brought... more »

Geopolitics and North Korea

LL at Virtual Mirage - 10 hours ago
The *Korean Central News Agency* (KCNA) published an official statement warning the US to withdraw its military assets from northeast Asia. It threatened nuclear destruction if a confrontation occurred (again). The statement said, "This evidently proves again that the US intention is to bring down the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea by force, hold a military edge in the Asia-Pacific region and, furthermore, realize its dream of world domination will never change and that the chief culprit rendering the situation of the Korean peninsula and the region extremely tense is none ot... more »

Court Sets Ominous Precedent: Informing Jurors of Their Rights Is Now ILLEGAL

Justin Gardner at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: jurors]A man has been convicted of jury tampering for handing out pamphlets on a public sidewalk informing people on the rights of jurors.

Ow ow ow ow ow ow ow!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017Times attacks Anderson Cooper:* Kathy Griffin's artistry is under attack again. Griffin posed with a severed head, got fired by CNN. In the New York Times, one reporter decided the time was right to take on Anderson Cooper: BROMWICH (6/1/17): “CNN has terminated our agreement with Kathy Griffin to appear on our New Year’s Eve program,” the network tweeted. A spokeswoman said that there would be no additional comment. *The image of Ms. Griffin had provoked howls of outrage from Mr. Trump’s supporters and critics alike* when it first appeared on Tuesday. Melania... more »

Can You Text ‘FOOD’ and Get Free Meals for Children?

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
A viral message on social media contains accurate information about how to access food for kids this summer.

Journal retracts Ohio State CrossFit study at center of lawsuits

Andrew P. Han at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
The fallout continues for a study conducted at a local CrossFit gym by researchers at The Ohio State University. First it was corrected, now it’s been retracted, and it continues to be the basis of litigation against both the authors and the publisher. Editors at the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research have decided to […] The post Journal retracts Ohio State CrossFit study at center of lawsuits appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The Art of the Trump-Putin Deal

Robert Reich - 11 hours ago
Say you’re Vladimir Putin, and you did a deal with Trump last year. I’m not suggesting there was any... more »

How many insinuations can dance on the head of a meeting?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017The nature of the chase:* Let's start with a clear-cut fact: Last September, Jeff Sessions, then a United States senator, did in fact have a meeting with Sergey Kislyak, the rotund Russkie ambassador. On March 2, the Washington Post described this event, which plainly was a meeting. The Post's 1645-word news report started off like this: ENTOUS, NAKASHIMA AND MILLER (3/2/17): *Then-Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) spoke twice last year with Russia's ambassador to the United States, Justice Department officials said,* encounters he did not disclose when asked abou... more »

Indigenous Teen's Reaction To Her Grad Gift Will Make You Proud

White Wolf at White Wolf - 11 hours ago
So, as a graduation present, her parents decided to surprise her with something she will cherish forever. In the video, taken by her mom, Moneek is standing in her kitchen talking with some relatives. "I had just walked for my graduation and got my diploma," she says. It takes her a moment to realize her dad is holding a feather fan — a sacred object used in pow wows. She gasps. And then bursts into tears. She hugs her dad, feathers in hand. For those who don't know, it is frowned upon in most Indigenous cultures to pay money for feathers. Moneek says, "I was taught to never buy... more »

Tragedy of the Niger Delta

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 11 hours ago

Is Afghanistan a Lost Cause?

Patrick J. Buchanan at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: is-afghanistan-a-lost-cause] Fifteen years ago, some of us argued that an attempt to remake Afghanistan and Iraq in our image was utopian folly, almost certain, given the history and culture of the entire region, to fail. Yet we plunged in.

May’s Jobs Report Stronger Than It Appears

Bob Adelmann at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: may-s-jobs-report-stronger-than-it-appears] Though May's job report doesn't look very good on the surface, a look behind the numbers shows positive developments.

The 5 Biggest and Baddest Navies Sailing the Seas Today

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * Did Amercia make the cut? What about Russia? It’s a universal truth handed down since antiquity: a country with a coastline has a navy. Big or small, navies worldwide have the same basic mission—to project military might into neighboring waters and beyond. The peacetime role of navies has been more or less the same for thousands of years. Navies protect the homeland, keep shipping routes and lines of communication open, show the flag and deter adversaries. In wartime, a navy projects naval power in order to deny the enemy the ability to do the same. ... more »

Syrian Army cuts ISIL’s main supply route from Aleppo to Raqqa

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has made significant progress in the southeastern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate, today, liberating over a dozen villages that were occupied by the Islamic State forces for over three years. Backed by Russian airstrikes, the Syrian Arab Army’s Tiger Forces began the day by liberating […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Suriye ordusu uzun zamandır beklenen taarruza başladı

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
Suriye ordusu, bugün itibariyle, Hanasir bölgesinde kritik bir taarruz başlatarak IŞİD’in elindeki bölgelere doğru ilerleyişe geçti. 30. Tugay’a bağlı Cumhuriyet Muhafızları,Ulusal Savunma Kuvvetleri ve Kudüs Tugayı’nın öncülüğünde başlayan taarruzda, Hanasir kasabasının doğusunda bulunan bölge hedef alındı. Resmi ordu kaynakları, bölgedeki Al Alam dağlık bölgesinin kontrol altına alındığını duyururken, resmi olmayan bilgilere göre birkaç köy daha […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In pictures: ISIS artillery pounds Syrian Army villages in eastern Hama

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:50 P.M.) – With the Islamic State losing territory across literally all frontlines in Syria, its militants have begun to rely increasing on artillery and mortar fire to repel forces hostile to the caliphate. In a new batch of photos released by Amaq Agency, ISIS fighters in the eastern Hama countryside are depicted […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

A woman fleeing ISIS saved by a brave Iraqi soldier risking his life (VIDEO)

Ivan Castro at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:00 P.M.) – As the battle of Mosul gradually approaches its climax, more and more civilians keep fleeing the embattled city. Video footage below filmed by a soldier of the 9th Armoured Division of Iraqi Army shows dozens of civilians, mostly women and children, fleeing the territory still controlled by the so-called “Islamic […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russia: Kurdish PM Barzani (KRG) thanks Putin for Russia’s support

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Prime Minister of the Kurdistan Regional Government of Iraqi Kurdistan Nechervan Idris Barzani, President of Republika Srpska Milorad Dodik and head of International Atomic Energy Agency Yukiya Amano on the sidelines of St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF) on Friday. Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Fuerzas gubernamentales de Siria inician una ofensiva muy esperada contra ISIS

Inna García at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
El Ejército Árabe Sirio (EAS o SAA pos sus siglas en inglés) ha iniciado oficialmente una ofensiva vital contra el llamado Estado Islámico (ISIS) en el sureste de Alepo. Ayer, Al-Masdar News informó sobre los preparativos del EAS para una importante operación militar en el distrito de Khanasser. Durante el día de hoy, unidades de […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Fuerzas iraquíes liberan nuevos terrenos en la frontera con Siria

Alvaro A. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
Las Unidades de Movilización Popular (Hashd al-Sha’abi, PMU por sus siglas en inglés) continuaron su ofensiva en gran escala en el campo occidental de Mosul, liberando un nuevo cruce fronterizo que conduce a la gobernación de al-Hasakah en Siria. Según el Comando Conjunto Iraquí, las Unidades de Movilización Popular liberaron el pueblo de Jayar Ghalfas […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

‘Algo está podrido en la tierra de la yihad’: nueva lucha interna islamista se cierne en el oeste de Alepo

Inna García at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
Las tensiones crecen de nuevo dentro de las filas islamistas, esta vez en el territorio occidental de la gobernación de Alepo, territorio controlado por un conglomerado de diversos grupos yihadistas. Todo comenzó en la madrugada del viernes, cuando los miembros del grupo Harakat al-Nouriddeen Zinki irrumpieron en la base de otro grupo, Failaq al-Sham, deteniendo a decenas de […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US-backed rebels accuse Russia of bombing them near Iraqi border: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:15 P.M.) – The US-backed rebels accused the Russian military on Thursday of carrying out airstrikes on their positions in the southeastern countryside of the Rif Dimashq Governorate. Video footage posted by the pro-opposition Qasioun News Agency was used as “proof” that the Russian military was targeting the rebel forces with cannon-fire in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Trump Reality TV: Paris Climate Exit 4 years Away- Meaningless Withdrawal Claims

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*Since I'm not a disciple of Cult AGW, the entire fraud surrounding & including all these accords could go away and I'd be quite happy. * *Got up this morning to a chilly 7 degrees Celsius/44 Fahrenheit- June 02/2017* *Can't put my garden in because it's too cold and damp- For the first time ever, in 25 years of gardening, we covered our garden in black fabric to try and draw some heat into the soil* *Where is all that AGW we were told would occur?* *It was obvious that **Trump,* being both the psy0p and distraction, would *never take the US out of this globalist engineered accord*... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago

Free Download: Charles Mackay, "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
"One of the saddest lessons of history is this: If we've been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We're no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It's simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we've been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back." - Carl Sagan "'Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds" is an early study of crowd psychology by Scottish journalist Charles Mackay, first published in 1841. The book chronicles its subjects in t... more »

Manchester Bombing Connected To Intervention In Libya

Dan Wright at Shadowproof - 12 hours ago
Despite initial claims by the British government, it is now clear that Salman Abedi, the man responsible for the bombing of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, was not a “lone wolf” but a member of terrorist network living in the United Kingdom under the protection of the government. The post Manchester Bombing Connected To Intervention In Libya appeared first on Shadowproof.

Mitchel Cohen on Spencer Sunshine's lies (re: Left Forum)

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 12 hours ago
*Be a part of the Left Out Forum as we protest censorship by the self-appointed ThoughtCrime Commissars of the Left Forum! Come in person or watch the livestream – details at http://NoLiesRadio.org/leftforum -Kevin Barrett* Guest post by Mitchel Cohen I was one of those targeted by Spencer Sunshine and the little group of thugs who tried to intimidate people so that they would not attend Chris Bollyn’s talk at the Brookyn Commons last autumn, 2016. I even interviewed Spencer and others during that episode in my capacity as a journalist for WBAI radio and as a longtime radical left... more »

Do Russians Think Washington Has Gone Insane?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin watches the celebrations for the City Day in Moscow, Russia, Sept. 10, 2016 Photo: Reuters *David Ignatius, Washington Post:* *What does Russia think about all this? ‘Washington has gone crazy.’* When Russian officials and analysts here talk about the U.S. investigation of their alleged hacking of the 2016 campaign, two themes predominate: They’re flattered that their country is seen as such a powerful threat, and they’re amazed that the United States is so preoccupied with the scandal. This is the official line, to be sure, but it was also expresse... more »

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