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Thomas Paine

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

29 June - Blogs I'm Following 1 of 2

11:40 pm MDT

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 minutes ago
ICYMI: Watch the fight for Mosul from streets, rooftops, living rooms in this bone-rattling #360video. Full story: https://t.co/mKdOJYh5Xk pic.twitter.com/lAycviFvk7 — The Associated Press (@AP) June 29, 2017

Concerns That China's Newest Destroyer Can Match What The Japanese And The U.S. Navy Currently Have

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 36 minutes ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Ralph Jennings, Forbes:* *New Chinese Navy Destroyer Can Best Japan, India And Maybe The United States* The expansion of China’s military is no secret. Beijing raised the People’s Liberation Army budget by 7% this year, typical of its annual increases. Late last year it floated one aircraft carrier into the open Pacific and in April unveiled a domestically built aircraft carrier, its second in the fleet. On Wednesday the PLA navy announced it had finished work on a destroyer warship that can displace 10,000 tons, according to the state-run China Dail... more »

Barrett Brown Says Justice Department Subpoenaed The Intercept For Records On Him

Kevin Gosztola and Brian Sonenstein at Shadowproof - 41 minutes ago
The in-house counsel for the Intercept received a subpoena from the Justice Department for all communications between journalist Barrett Brown and his editor. The post Barrett Brown Says Justice Department Subpoenaed The Intercept For Records On Him appeared first on Shadowproof.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) speaks with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev in the rain during a wreath-laying ceremony marking the anniversary of the Nazi German invasion in 1941, by the Kremlin wall in Moscow, Russia June 22, 2017. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin

An America First Korea Policy

Patrick J. Buchanan at rss - 1 hour ago
[image: an-america-first-korea-policy] "The North Korean regime is causing tremendous problems and is something that has to be dealt with, and probably dealt with rapidly. President Trump told reporters in the Rose Garden this week. But how this is to be done "rapidly" is not so easy to see.

Ten Days in Hudson Bay

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 hour ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: Hudson Bay is providing a great example how ice extents can change dramatically in such a relatively shallow basin near the Arctic circle. Last December 2016 some concerns were expressed about the lack of ice in Hudson Bay, which were suddenly overcome in ten days starting December 9. Watch: Polar…

China Has Built New Military Facilities On Islands In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Construction is shown on Mischief Reef, in the Spratly Islands, the disputed South China Sea in this June 19, 2017 satellite image released by CSIS Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to Reuters on June 29, 2017. MANDATORY CREDIT CSIS/AMTI DigitalGlobe/Handout via REUTERS *Reuters*: *China builds new military facilities on South China Sea islands: think tank* China has built new military facilities on islands in the South China Sea, a U.S. think tank reported on Thursday, a move that could raise tensions with Washingto...more »

Pelosi's DCCC Head, Ben Ray Luján, Is Under Investigation By The Ethics Committee

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Ben Ray Luján is a pretty mediocre and unaccomplished congressman. For a guy in a perfectly safe seat, he sure has a nothing-burger of a voting record. Progressive Punch grades him a "D"-- better than an "F," but... come on. The district gave Obama a 57.5% to 38.7% win over Romney and even a weak candidate like Clinton managed a 51.8-36.7% win over Señor Trumpanzee. The PVI is D+8. Ben Ray's been in Congress since 2009 and hasn't accomplished anything at all. The former blackjack dealer's lifetime crucial vote score is around 80. He's never faced a difficult election battle... but... more »

CNN CEO Zucker Dodges Project Veritas’ Questioning

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Jun 29, 2017 CNN is feeling heat ever since conservative activist and Project Veritas founder James O’Keefe made public unverified videos of network employees saying CNN promotes stories about alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election to the detriment of other coverage. On Thursday, O’Keefe tried to get comment from CNN CEO […]

It Is the Presstitutes, Not Russia, Who Interfered in the US Presidential Election

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
It Is the Presstitutes, Not Russia, Who Interfered in the US Presidential Election by Paul Craig Roberts, http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/ Unlike Oliver Stone, who knew how to interview Vladimir Putin, Megyn Kelly did not. Thus, she made a fool of herself, which is par for her course. – Now the entire Western media has joined Megyn in foolishness, or […]

LOL: Look At NY Times Try To Spin 0-5 Into A Winning Record!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
LOL: Look At NY Times Try To Spin 0-5 Into A Winning Record! by http://dcwhispers.com/ Five special elections, each one heralded by the media as backlash “referendums” against Donald Trump. – Mr. Trump and the Republicans won every single of those elections indicating that the only referendum the American voters have been indicating is FOR President […]

False claims from EPA

David Rothbard at CFACT - 1 hour ago
EPA's claims about the lives its regulations "save" don't hold up to scrutiny. WATCH NOW.

Only 4 U.S. Intelligence Agencies Approved "Russia Hacking" Assessment. Not All

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
NYT quietly issued a huge correction: only 4 intelligence agencies approved "Russia hacking" assessment, not all 17https://t.co/b5OxCm3EB3 pic.twitter.com/5vtTFOHJLS — Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) June 29, 2017 *Consortium News:* *NYT Finally Retracts Russia-gate Canard* Exclusive: A founding Russia-gate myth is that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies agreed that Russia hacked into and distributed Democratic emails, a falsehood that The New York Times has belatedly retracted, reports Robert Parry. The New York Times has finally admitted that one of the favorite Russia-gate canard... more »

Latest ISIS propaganda video shows drones dropping bombs all over the Iraqi Army

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:30 A.M.) – On Thursday, the Islamic State released another propaganda video from Anbar province in western Iraq, this time covering recent raids conducted by land and air against the Iraqi Army. In addition, the footage showed a communication tower near the border with Syria being blown up while relatively primitive armed drones […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In pictures: Syrian Army employs women to defend liberated cities

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:00 A.M.) – On Thursday, a batch of female units graduated from the Police Academy in Damascus after undergoing extensive training in the past months. The female police officers could be seen wielding AK-47’s and training for security operations. In total, some 50 ladies signed up to for service with the Syrian police. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Just How Dangerous Is Russia's Military?

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * A big threat or a paper tiger? The Pentagon’s Defense Intelligence Agency has released a new assessment of Russian military power—reviving a Cold War-era practice. The agency concludes that the modern Russian military builds upon its Soviet heritage but has modernized its capabilities and doctrine for the present day. “The Russian military has built on the military doctrine, structure, and capabilities of the former Soviet Union, and although still dependent on many of the older Soviet platforms, the Russians have modernized their military strategy,... more »

Here's Why the U.S. Navy Could Add 'Light' Aircraft Carriers to the Fleet

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * It might happen. The U.S. Senate Armed Service Committee (SASC) is inserting language in its markup of the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would mandate that the U.S. Navy study a preliminary design for a new light carrier. The new ships would not replace the Gerald R. Ford-class (CVN-78) supercarriers, but rather if the new ships were built, they would be used to disperse naval aviation assets across a larger geographical area to help support amphibious ready groups and the like. “Authorizes $30 million for prelimin... more »

I Was U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan. The Military Can't Fix This Mess Alone.

James Cunningham at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*James Cunningham* *Security, Afghanistan* [image: A woman walks past riot police outside a gathering in Kabul's stadium February 23, 2007. Some thirty thousand Afghans staged a gathering in Kabul on Friday to urge President Hamid Karzai to approve a bill that calls for blank amnesty for the country's twenty-five years of war criminals. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood] There is no guarantee that America can “win” in Afghanistan, but it is quite clear that it can lose. President Trump’s June 13 decision to delegate authorities on troop levels and operations in Afghanistan to Secretary of Def... more »

The North Korea Crisis Is Coming to a Boil. It's Time for Fresh Thinking.

Doug Bandow at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Doug Bandow* *Security, Asia* The status quo no longer meets the security needs of both alliance partners. Presidents Donald Trump and Moon Jae-in met for the first time in Washington. It was a pairing of opposites. President Moon is a serious person: son of refugees, served in the South Korean army, jailed for opposing the military dictatorship and human rights lawyer. President Trump is, well, Donald Trump. Their ideologies differ as well. The South Korean leader is a man of the left, critic of the Republic of Korea’s corporate-dominated economy, proponent of labor rights an... more »

What Happened to 'America First'?

Douglas Macgregor at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Douglas Macgregor* *Security, Americas* [image: President Barack Obama greets President-elect Donald Trump at inauguration ceremonies swearing in Trump as president on the west front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, DC January 20, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria] If you hire the same architects behind past foreign-policy misadventures, you are are going to get the same results. Millions of Americans voted for Donald Trump because he promised a new national military strategy that would diverge sharply from the ideologically driven interventionism of the past twenty years. “We went ... more »

3 Books to Help You Slay Your Dragons and Find Your Purpose in Life

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Dylan Charles* - Perhaps these books will work their powerful magic for others on a journey of personal transformation. The post 3 Books to Help You Slay Your Dragons and Find Your Purpose in Life appeared first on Waking Times.

X22 Report, “Central Banks Are Now Colluding With Each Other To Trigger The Collapse”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
X22 Report, “Central Banks Are Now Colluding With Each Other To Trigger The Collapse” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iU1RWVVxvdk *Related followup report:* X22 Report, "The Silence Is Deafening, Indicators Point To An Event On The Horizon" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wac0WoviN7Q

Musical Interlude: Deuter, "Uno"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Deuter, "Uno" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWVJjS-ieIU

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Far beyond the local group of galaxies lies NGC 3621, some 22 million light-years away. Found in the multi-headed southern constellation Hydra, the winding spiral arms of this gorgeous island universe are loaded with luminous young star clusters and dark dust lanes. Still, for earthbound astronomers NGC 3621 is not just another pretty face-on spiral galaxy. Click image for larger size. Some of its brighter stars have been used as standard candles to establish important estimates of extragalactic distances and the scale of the Universe. This beautiful image of NGC 3621 traces the loo... more »

"And Yet, At The End..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“We plan our lives according to a dream that came to us in our childhood, and we find that life alters our plans. And yet, at the end, from a rare height, we also see that our dream was our fate. It's just that providence had other ideas as to how we would get there. Destiny plans a different route, or turns the dream around, as if it were a riddle, and fulfills the dream in ways we couldn't have expected.” - Ben Okri

German Chancellor Merkel Issues A Warning To President Trump Ahead Of Next Weeks' G20 Summit In Hamburg

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Bloomberg*: *Merkel Takes On Trump and Brexit in Combative G-20 Preview* * Chancellor champions Europe, calls climate accord irreversible * Macron says it’s ‘pointless’ to try to isolate Trump at G-20 German Chancellor Angela Merkel championed Europe, dismissed Brexit and said efforts to fight climate change are irreversible in a combative speech ahead of the Group of 20 summit that’s shaping up to be a confrontation over the direction of global policy. Merkel, in a speech to lawmakers in Germany’s lower house of parliament on Thursday, noted that “the world has become less united... more »

Will women vote for women in 2018? It depends on if they're married

Kelsy Kretschmer, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Oregon State University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 3 hours ago
EMILY's List helps elect pro-choice Democratic women candidates to office. AP Photo/Charles Dharapak The 2018 elections promise to be the “Year of the Woman,” with more women planning to step into local, state and federal elections than ever before. This represents a significant change. The United States has some of the lowest female political representation in the world. Only 24.8 percent of state legislature seats are occupied by women. As more women consider entering politics in response to Donald Trump’s sexist remarks during the election and the historic Hillary Clinton loss, ... more »

Morehouse Ready to Heal, Move Forward with Interim President Martin

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
Morehouse College officially welcomed its newest interim president, Harold Martin, Jr., on Thursday. Securing permanent leadership has been a challenge for the 150-year-old institution.

24 Colleges Each Get $1M Grant to Boost STEM Programs

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
Two Virginia universities — Radford University and Virginia Tech — are among 24 schools that have received individual $1 million grants from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) to improve their science, technology, education and mathematics (STEM) programs.

Experts: Data Science and Analytics Skills Essential for Minority Students

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
By 2021, job candidates who possess skills in data science and analytics — or DSA — will be more than twice as likely to be hired as those who don’t.

2 Law Schools Seek to Erase Conviction in Probe of Dead Girl

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
CONSTANTINE, Mich. — Two law schools are asking a judge to overturn the perjury conviction of a man who was repeatedly hounded by police during an investigation of a girl’s killing in a small town in southwestern Michigan. Raymond McCann II pleaded no contest in 2015 and served 20 months in jail and prison. He […]

Williams College President to Step Down at End of Year

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
WILLIAMSTOWN, Mass. — The president of Williams College says he is stepping down to lead a philanthropic nonprofit group in New York. Adam Falk said he will leave his post Dec. 31 to become president of the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. He has been president of the prestigious liberal-arts college since 2010. Falk said he’s […]

Money Woes Forcing Oregon to Alter Community College Promise

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Promise may not be kept to students from wealthier families. The program approved by lawmakers two years ago allows students to attend community college for nearly free, after scholarships and grants are subtracted from the tuition bill. The Oregonian/OregonLive reports lawmakers have budgeted $40 million for the program over the […]

Arizona Regents Will Offer In-state Tuition to DACA Students

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
PHOENIX — The Arizona Board of Regents say it’ll continue to offer in-state tuition for eligible immigrants granted deferred deportation status while the issue is under court review. The Maricopa County Community College District board is asking the Arizona Supreme Court to overturn an appeals court ruling last week that says those immigrants aren’t eligible […]

Supporters Stop Where Scholar Last Seen in Illinois

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — University of Illinois students and others from the wider community gathered at the Urbana-Champaign campus to show support for a Chinese scholar who disappeared three weeks ago. Thursday’s event started at the Krannert Center when participants walked to a bus stop where 26-year-old Yingying Zhang was last seen. She got into a […]

The Qatar Crisis -- News Updates June 29, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Reuters: **Qatar working with U.S., Kuwaitis on response to Gulf demands: minister* Qatar said on Thursday it was working with the United States and Kuwait to respond to a list of demands presented by Arab states who have accused Doha of supporting terrorism, an allegation that ignited a regional crisis between the U.S. allies. The feud erupted on June 5 when Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt severed diplomatic and travel links with Qatar, accusing it also of courting regional foe Iran. Qatar denies the allegations. *Read more* .... *The Qatar Crisis -- ... more »

Feisty Italian Lady, Maria Bartiromo, Drives John Podesta's Blood Pressure to Stroke Level...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 4 hours ago
*do not mess with Italian women. Just don't.* Like a typical libtard he deflects, denies, and boils over with outrage. He tries numerous times to turn the questions back to Maria. She's not buying it. That fool actually thought he was going to be interviewed by a powder puff. He was wrong.

The Poet: Czeslaw Milosz, "Hope"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Hope"* "Hope is with you when you believe The earth is not a dream but living flesh, That sight, touch, and hearing do not lie, That all things you have ever seen here Are like a garden looked at from a gate. You cannot enter. But you're sure it's there. Could we but look more clearly and wisely We might discover somewhere in the garden A strange new flower and an unnamed star. Some people say we should not trust our eyes, That there is nothing, just a seeming, These are the ones who have no hope. They think that the moment we turn away, The world, behind our backs, ceases to exist, A... more »

"The Fate of Psychopathic Eskimos"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"The Fate of Psychopathic Eskimos" by Duckman "An issue of the New Yorker Magazine featured a very interesting article about psychopathology. A psychopath (sometimes also called a sociopath) is a person without a conscience - one who lies, cheats, steals and in some cases rapes and murders without compunction. It is estimated that about 6% of the people are psychopaths, though degree of psychopathology is thought to vary among individuals. Being a psychopath is not a form of mental illness, since such people are in fact not delusional or cognitively impaired in the usual sense. Whe... more »

Virginia Man Pleads Guilty to Falsely Registering Dead People as Voters

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
Andrew J. Spieles admitted to filling out eighteen fake voter registration forms.

Another Great Progressive Disaster: California

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 4 hours ago
Cumulative net migration to and from California to other states from 2004 to 2013. The Sacramento Bee An even greater disaster for American progressivism than the state of Illinois is the not-so-golden state of California. California Is Hemorrhaging Population . . . As can be gleaned from the post’s theme image above, California is bleeding […]

NATO Agrees To Send More Troops To Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Europe to meet U.S. plea for more troops to Afghanistan* European allies pledged more troops to support Afghanistan's hard-pressed military on Thursday but left details on numbers vague until the United States clarifies its new strategy to break a stalemate with the Taliban. Despite public fatigue, Europe's latest offer for reinforcements underscores the West's determination to defeat Taliban fighters who harbored al Qaeda militants behind the September 2001 attacks on New York and Washington. It also reflects a growing realization that the United States and its allie... more »

The Republican War Against Science Moves Over To The Senate

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*Heitkamp & Manchin also voted to confirm Scott Pruitt to the EPA* Wednesday, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra was tweeting about the dangers of the Senate passing a series of regulatory rollbacks that House conservatives already passed in January. Bob Goodlatte's predatory legislation was backed by every single Republican and 5 extremely corrupt and extremely vile Blue Dogs, Jim Costa (CA), Henry Cuellar (TX), Stephanie Murphy (FL), Collin Peterson (MN) and Kurt Schrader (OR), all widely-known for selling their votes to corporate special interest lobbyists and laughing at... more »

U.S. Secretary of Defense Mattis' Pushes For More NATO Troops In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Washington Post*:* ‘What is the price of not fighting this war?’: Mattis makes his pitch to get more NATO troops in Afghanistan* BRUSSELS — Nearly three years after the North Atlantic Treaty Organization ended combat operations in Afghanistan, the 29-nation alliance will send troops once more into the country with hopes that the renewed surge will help the Afghan military beat back a resurgent Taliban. Speaking ahead of a defense ministerial meeting here Thursday, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said thousands of troops have been requested, but he did not say how many w... more »

Want a satisfying relationship? Don't present yourself as a sex object

Erin Hughes, Master's Student in Psychology, Villanova University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 5 hours ago
Is objectification bad – if you welcome sexualized attention? Lionsgate AMC When Joan Holloway – the bombshell office worker on the show “Mad Men” – enters a room, she knows she looks good and is going to turn heads. Every morning, Joan meticulously does her makeup and hair and puts on a skintight dress. The men in her office take notice and are quick with the catcalls and sexual comments. Rather than becoming embarrassed or angry, for the most part Joan finds the attention invigorating. Her hourglass figure is a source of power that she wields intentionally. Male attention is welc... more »

Teaching Local Cops to Kill

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
"Conditioned Response", a short film by Craig Atkinson and Field of Vision. For the past 20 years, ex-Army Ranger and “killology” expert Dave Grossman has been traveling across the US to train police officers on his philosophy of killing. Footage from one of Grossman’s seminars is juxtaposed with stark, brutal images of police brutality—including the shooting of Philando Castile by a Minnesota police officer. Directed by Craig Atkinson and Laura Hartrick See more from Field of Vision here: fieldofvision.org Craig Atkinson also filmed "Do Not Resist", a documentary about the mili... more »

WATCH: Hero Cop Stops a Knife Attack With Love & A Hug — NOT Violence

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 5 hours ago
[image: knife]A distraught man walked into a police station with a knife looking for suicide by cop. However, the cop showed him love and it ended in the most incredible way.

Apollo Zero Mash Up

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"The Frightening Math of 'Peak Debt'”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"The Frightening Math of 'Peak Debt'”* by Brian Maher “Why does anyone bother to listen to economists anymore?” wonders Stephen Moore, former adviser to then candidate Trump. That very question tortures us in our private moments, and admittedly turns us to drink whenever the strain of it all proves too much. Why, after all, would anyone listen to bunglers whose annual growth estimates were off by an average 80% - for six straight years? Moore reminds us that government economists predicted 3.2–4.6% annual growth every year between 2010 and 2015. Of course it never exceeded 2.6% on... more »

"Cynicism Is Not Smart, Sophisticated or Detached... It’s a Cop-Out"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
* "Cynicism Is Not Smart, Sophisticated or Detached...* *It’s a Cop-Out"* by WashingtonsBlog "We have overwhelming numbers. If we worked together we would win. Why aren’t we? A large reason that we are failing is that people are copping out by adopting a cynical attitude. Many of us pretend that we are too smart to think anything can change. Too smart to get emotionally involved in the destruction of our prosperity or our liberties. “Cynicism is nothing but intellectual cowardice”. - Henry Rollins “Cynicism is not realistic and tough. It’s unrealistic and kind of cowardly because i... more »

Soulless Sarah Huckabee Sanders takes to the podium to actually defend Donald Trump's indefensible tweets directed at Mika Brzezinski.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 5 hours ago
(The actions starts around the 6:04 mark) Here is a report from Think Progress: *During the White House press briefing Thursday afternoon, Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders didn’t apologize on behalf of the president or try to walk back his tweets, which came after Brzezinski criticized him on her show. Instead, Huckabee Sanders defended Trump and portrayed the president and his staff as the real victims.* *“The president is pushing back against people who attack him day after day after day. Where is the outrage on that?” Huckabee Sanders said. “The only person that I... more »

Top Guidelines for Outcomes-Based Funding for Texas Universities

Content Multimedia - 6 hours ago
By Trevor McGuire Texas Public Policy Foundation today released a paper on outcomes-based funding for universities, by Trevor McGuire, policy analyst with the Center for Tenth Amendment Action at TPPF. The paper, “Guidelines for Outcomes-based Funding at Four-year Universities,” outlines top four guidelines to implementing this funding model: adopt simplicity, leave room for error and experimentation, anticipate date limitations, and learn from others' experiences.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 29, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Michael Auslin, The Atlantic:* *Is It Time to Reassess the U.S.-South Korea Alliance?* *Washington's relationship with Seoul makes it a target for the Kim regime.* When South Korea’s President Moon Jae In greets President Donald Trump at the White House today, their warm smiles will do little to mask the fact that they meet at perhaps the most dangerous moment in the six-decade old U.S.-South Korean alliance. The failure of a quarter-century of diplomacy has left the North Korean dictatorship on the cusp of possessing a nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile. For the fi... more »

Thursday Afternoon Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 6 hours ago
This and that for your Thursday reading. - Des Cohen discusses how economic inequality has developed - and how it's now rewarding people for doing nothing more than worsening its effects. And Chase Burghgrave interviews Elizabeth Anderson about the employer-based power which is used to keep American workers in line: *You describe the authority of employers as like that of dictators, capable of micromanaging employees’ actions at the workplace as well as reprimanding them for their off-hour activities. Many conservatives and libertarians would probably take issue with workplaces bein... more »

For Amateur Cyclists, EPO Blood Doping Won't Help

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 6 hours ago
Use of performance enhancing drugs is a major problem in many competitive sports and the 2017 prohibited list includes over 300 substances. However, the scientific evidence around these substances is scarce, partly because it is impossible to do trials with professional cyclists who are subject to anti-doping regulation. Meanwhile, media attention given to performance enhancing drugs may encourage amateurs to try them. But it is unlikely to help, according to a new paper published in *The Lancet Haematology* journal. read more

Does a Viral Image Show People Lining Up to Surrender Their Pets for Euthanasia?

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
An animal rescue organization provided a misleading — and inflammatory — description of a group of people waiting outside a Houston animal shelter.

Is The Rate Of Sea Level Rise Accelerating?

Hifast at Climate Collections - 6 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? http://sealevel.colorado.edu/ ? Sea level alarmists often claim that the rate of sea level rise is increasing. They need to do this to convince the public that the innocuous 7” or so of sea level rise experienced in the 20thC is suddenly…

New column day

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 6 hours ago
Here, on how the historical competition between the NDP and the Greens hasn't precluded cooperation where it counts in British Columbia - and how the governing accord there might offer an example of cross-party collaboration for all levels of government. For further reading... - Martyn Brown wrote about the danger the Greens might have posed to a change in government early in the election campaign. - Nancy MacDonald documented the post-election negotiations on all sides, including the common ground between John Horgan and Andrew Weaver once they got to talking. And Andrew MacLeod re... more »

CNN’s Entire Russia Narrative Exposed As Fake News For Ratings

ActivistPost at Activist Post - 6 hours ago
By Aaron Kesel CNN isn’t having a good week first three of their top reporters were fired for poor journalism covering a story where a... more »

Kurdish forces capture village south of Raqqa as US warplanes hammer ISIS capital

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (0:30 A.M.) – On Thursday, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) took control of the village of Kasrat Affan in the southeastern countryside of Raqqa, thus stopping any attempts by ISIS to break the ongoing siege of the provincial capital. With ISIS resistance gradually increasing in residential areas of Raqqa, Kurdish gains have […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Sirijske zračne snage uništile ISILov konvoj u okolici Deir Ezzora: video

Daniel Horvat at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
BEJRUT, LIBANON (15:50) – Tokom srijede, konvoj snaga tzv. Islamske države što se kretao prijelazom Huwayjah, u blizini sjevernog dijela vojnog aerodroma Deir Ezzor, u potpunosti je uništen od strane Sirijskih Arapskih Zračnih snaga. Sirijski zrakoplov navodno je pogodio konvoj sastavljen od četiri vozila što su se kretala prema sjevernom dijelu zračne baze Deir Ezzor, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

UDARNO: Iran potvrdio smrt vođe ISISa

Daniel Horvat at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
DAMASK, SIRIJA (22:40) – Iranski državni medij objavio je izjavu Vrhovnog Vođe Ayatollaha Ali Khameneia da je vođa tzv. Islamske države, Abu Bakrh Al – Baghdadi, “definitivno mrtav”. Predstavnik iranske Republikanske Garde potvrdio je izjavu, no Ali Shirazi nije se upuštao u dodatna pojašnjenja. Sedamnaestog juna, sirijska i ruska vlada također su ustvrdile kako […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIS in trouble as Syrian Army reaches southern Deir Ezzor countryside – Map update

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:45 P.M.) – After being left untouched since 2014, the ISIS mainland in Deir Ezzor province is now under treat by a pro-government fighting force which looks to lift a long-standing siege on the provincial capital. Contrary to persistent reports throughout the week, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is yet to liberate the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

La ofensiva del Ejército turco contra los kurdos del norte de Alepo empezará este fin de semana

Alvaro A. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
Se han publicado nuevos informes acerca la reunión de tropas masivas del Ejército turco en el norte de Alepo después de que fuentes militares confirmaron a los locales que una ofensiva a gran escala se estaba gestando. Esta ofensiva estaría dirigida a expulsar a las Fuerzas Democráticas Sirias (FDS) de la región de Afrín. Hace […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

SDF units repel ISIL advance in Raqqa City

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:35 P.M.) – US- backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) on the front-lines in Raqqa successfully pushed back the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in the course of heavy gunfire on Thursday. The US-backed forces used rockets and assault rifles during the attack, resulting in the death of one IS member, while also […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

BREAKING: Iran confirms death of ISIS leader

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:40 P.M.) – Moments ago, Iranian state media quoted Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei as saying Islamic State leader Abu Bakrh Al-Baghdadi was “definitely dead”. A representative of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards backed up the statement, but Ali Shirazi did not wish to elaborate on the claim. On June 17, the Syrian and Russian […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Turkish Army offensive to begin this weekend to expel Kurds from northern Aleppo

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:00 P.M.) – New reports regarding a massive Turkish Army build-up in northern Aleppo have emerged after military sources confirmed to local outlets that a large-scale offensive was brewing, aimed at driving the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) out of the Efrin region. Two days ago, Al-Masdar News revealed that dozens of Turkish tanks […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

El primer ministro al-Abadi declara el fin del “falso califato” tras la toma de la mezquita al-Nouri de Mosul

Alvaro A. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
El jueves por la mañana, el Ejército iraquí liberó finalmente la Gran Mezquita de al-Nouri, en gran parte destruida, y su minarete de Al-Hadbaa destruido, controlando así el sitio histórico donde Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi realizó su primer discurso en 2014. Las fuerzas gubernamentales de Irak habían estado a unos pocos cientos de metros por meses, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

40+ prisoners killed by US airstrike on ISIS jail in eastern Syria – report

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:20 P.M.) – 42 people were claimed dead on Monday following a US air raid on a prison in the ISIS-held Euphrates River town of Mayadin if one is to believe a report by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR). According to the SOHR, none of the deceased people were ISIS combattants. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

The Poet: Rolf Jacobsen, "When They Sleep"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"When They Sleep" "All people are children when they sleep. There's no war in them then. They open their hands and breathe in that quiet rhythm heaven has given them. They pucker their lips like small children and open their hands halfway, soldiers and statesmen, servants and masters. The stars stand guard and a haze veils the sky, a few hours when no one will do anybody harm. If only we could speak to one another then when our hearts are half-open flowers. Words like golden bees would drift in. God, teach me the language of sleep." - Rolf Jacobsen "The Roads Have Come to an End Now"

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Above The Clouds”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Kevin Kern, “Above The Clouds” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgdjnK6I2u0

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago

"Janet Yellen Says A New Financial Crisis Probably Won’t Happen ‘In Our Lifetimes’ But The BIS Says One Could Soon Hit ‘With A Vengeance’"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Janet Yellen Says A New Financial Crisis Probably Won’t Happen * *‘In Our Lifetimes’ **But The BIS Says One Could Soon Hit ‘With A Vengeance’"* by Michael Snyder "Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen is quite convinced that the United States will not experience another financial crisis for a very long time to come. In fact, she is publicly saying that she does not believe that another one will happen “in our lifetimes”. But there are other central bankers that see things very differently. In fact, a new report that was just released by the Bank for International Settlements is warni... more »

"Past Is Prologue: The Crash of 1929"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Past Is Prologue: The Crash of 1929"* by Jesse "…people believed that everything was going to be great always, always. There was a feeling of optimism in the air that you cannot even describe today.” There was great hope. America came out of World War I with the economy intact. We were the only strong country in the world. The dollar was king. We had a very popular president in the middle of the decade, Calvin Coolidge, and an even more popular one elected in 1928, Herbert Hoover. So things looked pretty good. The economy was changing in this new America. It was the dawn of the ... more »

Beyond Prisons — Episode 9: Captive Nation feat. Dan Berger

Brian Sonenstein at Shadowproof - 7 hours ago
Dan Berger joins episode 9 of Beyond Prisons to discuss his book, "Captive Nation: Black Prison Organizing in the Civil Rights Era." The post Beyond Prisons — Episode 9: Captive Nation feat. Dan Berger appeared first on Shadowproof.

World News Briefs -- June 29, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
A combination of file photos showing Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia, January 15, 2016 and U.S. President Donald Trump posing for a photo in New York City, U.S., May 17, 2016. REUTERS/Ivan Sekretarev/Pool/Lucas Jackson/File Photos *Reuters:* *Their fortunes enmeshed, Trump and Putin to hold first meeting next week* U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week at a summit in Germany that brings two world leaders whose political fortunes have become intertwined face-to-face for the f... more »

UN Creates New “Terror” Agency, Russian Agent in Charge

Alex Newman at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: un-creates-new-terror-agency-russian-agent-in-charge] The United Nations General Assembly, dominated by unfree regimes and even mass-murdering dictators, voted this month to create a new UN “terrorism” agency to supposedly wage the emerging global terror war. The new UN outfit, known as the “United Nations Counter-Terrorism Office,” will be led by a Russian terror czar and charged with leading the UN's terror efforts and coordinating national governments' implementation of global terrorism policies coming down from the international body. Meanwhile, the UN and many of its me... more »

‘I Was Wrong’: Judge Admits Jailing People for Pot ‘Haunts’ Him After Cannabis Saved His Life

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 7 hours ago
[image: cannabis]After being diagnosed with a terminal disease, a judge who "hated marijuana" now regrets all those prosecutions as cannabis saved his life.

Firefighter Ignites Libertarians to Take Action in Canada

ActivistPost at Activist Post - 7 hours ago
By Vin Armani In this video, Vin Armani discusses libertarians reluctance to participate in politics with Tim Moen. Tim Moen is a firefighter, paramedic, business... more »

White Plume Tiyospaye Host 2017 Victory Day Celebration

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago

Did Adolf Hitler Say He Would Start World War III After His Death?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
A quote attributed to the Nazi dictator about the start of World War III is a hoax perpetuated by people not inclined to check for themselves.

Saudi Crown Prince Bin Nayaf Is Said To Be 'Confined To His Palace'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Mohammed bin Nayef in 2016. The Saudi monarch shook up the line of succession last week with a string of royal decrees that promoted his favorite son, Mohammed bin Salman, 31, to crown prince and removed Mohammed bin Nayef, 57, from the line of succession. Credit Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters New York Times: *Deposed Saudi Prince Is Said to Be Confined to Palace* BEIRUT, Lebanon — The recently deposed crown prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Nayef, has been barred from leaving the kingdom and confined to his palace in the coastal city of Jidda, according to four current and former Ameri... more »

A mechanistic common cause for inflation and dark energy using only standard model physics

Robert Hayes at Science 2.0 - Physical Sciences - 7 hours ago
After trying to publish this theory in many traditional journals, the open access *Journal of Cosmology* recently agreed to publish this paper as is, a very brief attempt to review the physics is presented here for your intellectual enjoyment (see http://journalofcosmology.com/JOC26/Hayes.pdf). *Dark Energy* read more

Greta Van Susteren is out at MSNBC!

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 7 hours ago
I am out at MSNBC - — Greta Van Susteren (@greta) June 29, 2017 Courtesy of Vanity Fair: *The anchor, whose show struggled to gain traction even as the rest of her colleagues were buoyed by anti-Trump hysteria, has parted ways with the network. She will not appear on the show on Thursday evening. She will be permanently replaced by Ari Melber, the network’s chief legal correspondent and host of the The Point on weekends. He will continue to appear across NBC and MSNBC shows as he takes over the 6 p.m. slot next month. (MSNBC and NBC News declined to comment. Reached by phone Thur... more »

Don’t mention the lies…

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 7 hours ago

Facing years in jail, Donald is losing it

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 7 hours ago
Donald Trump latest explosion on Twitter is making waves… A message to him from Larisa this very, very hot evening…

How The U.S. Missied The Chance To Kill ISIS Leader Al Baghdadi Years Ago

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*FOX News*: *Obama's Team Had the Chance to Kill ISIS leader Al Baghdadi -- And They Blew It* *Editor's note:* *The following column is excerpted from the new book “Drone Warrior” by Brett Velicovich and Christopher S. Stewart.* The U.S. military had the leader of ISIS in its crosshairs years before he became the most wanted terrorist in the world — but the bureaucratic suits in Washington let him get away. In 2011, a secretive U.S. special operations task force was orbiting a drone above a house in Baghdad, Iraq where they had new intelligence that the notorious terrorist leader... more »

Ten Days in Hudson Bay

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 8 hours ago
Hudson Bay is providing a great example how ice extents can change dramatically in such a relatively shallow basin near the Arctic circle. Last December 2016 some concerns were expressed about the lack of ice in Hudson Bay, which were suddenly overcome in ten days starting December 9. Watch: Polar bears of course were delighted […]

Iran's Revolutionary Guards Are Claiming That The Death Of ISIS Leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi Has Been Verified Through Multiple Channels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Sputnik:* *Iranian Revolutionary Guard Confirms Daesh Chief Baghdadi is Dead* The elite Iranian Revolutionary Guard verified the death of Daesh mastermind Abu Bakr al-Bagdhadi “through multiple channels,” a representative said Thursday. *Ali Shirazi, a top Iranian cleric, told Asr-e Iran News Agency there is "no doubt" Baghdadi is deceased. * Irib, Iranian media outlet, has posted photos of Baghdadi's dead body. The man's face resembles Baghdadi extremely closely. Reports have circulated for weeks that a Russian sortie may have eliminated al-Baghdadi during an airstrike on a su... more »

CA-25 Should Have Turned Blue Years Ago-- If The DCCC Doesn't Try To Pick A Candidate, It Will Happen In 2018

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Last cycle the DCCC recruited some guy into CA-25 from Orange County. He had never set foot in the Santa Clarita, Antelope Valley, Simi Valley district before the DCCC decided to shove the local activist out of the race and install this Beverly Hills lawyer. The result was tragic and very predictable. IN a blue-trending suburban swing district, Hillary Clinton beat Trump handily-- 50.3% to 43.6%, a nice solid win, where Romney had beaten Obama by 2 points in 2012. But the congressional race was a mess for the DCCC's hapless interloper. The two candidates spent virtually the same ... more »

NOW’S THE TIME FOR MEDICARE FOR ALLAs Republicans in Congress...

Robert Reich - 8 hours ago
*NOW’S THE TIME FOR MEDICARE FOR ALL* As Republicans in Congress move to repeal the Affordable Care Act, Democrats are moving in the opposite direction, toward Medicare for All – a single-payer plan that builds on Medicare and would cover everyone at far lower cost. Most House Democrats are already supporting a Medicare for All bill. Senator Bernie Sanders is preparing to introduce it in the Senate. Both California and New York state are moving towards single-payer plans. With health care emerging as the pubic’s top concern, according to recent polls, the choice between repeal o... more »

Movement of Resistance & Love

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
But you also gotta connect the military budget to all this - that is where the $$$ is if you want to have a free and just society.

Germany Bans Turkish President Erdogan's Request For A Rally During The G20 Summit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan attends an interview with Reuters at the Presidential Palace in Ankara, Turkey, April 25, 2017. REUTERS/Umit Bektas/Files *DW: **Germany blocks Erdogan rally around Hamburg G20* Turkish President Erdogan has been denied a request to address a rally of supporters in Germany on the sidelines of the G20 summit. German-Turkish relations have sunk from bad to worse over the past year. German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel confirmed that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's request to address Turkish citizens living in Germany on the sidelines of th... more »

Anti-Terror Music Video Calls on Muslims to Worship Allah With ‘Love Not Terror’

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 9 hours ago
*Vic Bishop* - 'You filled cemeteries with our children,' remarks a child in a powerful music video that has gone viral. The post Anti-Terror Music Video Calls on Muslims to Worship Allah With ‘Love Not Terror’ appeared first on Waking Times.

Mohawk Nation News 'Revolution Road'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Mohawk Nation New Revolution Road Search Main menu to primary content Skip to secondary osted on June 29, 2017 PLEASE POST & DISTRIBUTE. MNN. June 29. 2017. Marshall law landed here over 500 years ago, imprisoning us in our own land. The masses cannot stop this by marching around and praying. The US republic of war is continuing to rob us. How do we safeguard our future

Is Betelgeuse A Cannibal Star?

Robert H Olley at Science 2.0 blogs - 9 hours ago
A day or two ago I came across this article read more

Carried Interest Tax to Carry Water for Reform?

Veronique de Rugy at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: carried-interest-tax-to-carry-water-for-reform] Though there is a lot of inflammatory political rhetoric directed at the tax treatment of carried interest, there's a limited understanding of what it means.

Illinois Countdown to Junk Status Continues

Bob Adelmann at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: illinois-countdown-to-junk-status-continues] Governmental profligacy always winds up on the backs of the taxpayer. The present poster child for that proposition is Illinois.

Mystery Solved of What Happened to Oil from Deepwater Horizon Spill

Steve Byas at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: mystery-solved-of-what-happened-to-oil-from-deepwater-horizon-spill] What happened to all that oil? Scientists have now determined that it was little oil-eating microbes.

Was a Baby Tossed to Safety During the Grenfell Tower Fire?

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
Witness allegations that a baby was saved by a "miraculous" catch during the inferno have not been verified.

X-Zone Broadcast Network - Jan Harzan and MUFON's Inner Circle

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 9 hours ago
Jan Harzan This week, given the controversy that had erupted in May, I invited Jan Harzan back to talk about that, among other things. I covered the part of the program that dealt with the MUFON Inner Circle in a much longer post that can be seen here: http://kevinrandle.blogspot.com/2017/06/mufon-racism-and-dodging-questions.html The last part of the program dealt with some of the speakers who had been invited to the MUFON Symposium. While it seemed that Harzan admitted that some of the tales being told were not as credible as others, he also suggested that MUFON had an obligation...more »

"China Tech: Interesting Bits and Pieces"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"China Tech: Interesting Bits and Pieces"* by Fred Reed "To one watching the advance of Chinese science and technology, or to me anyway, several things stand out. First, the headlong pace. Second, the amount of it that appears aimed at making China independent of the West technologically and getting the United States off Beijing’s back. Third, the apparent calculated focus. It looks like intelligent design, as distinct from America’s competitive scrabbling for profit by special interests, the hope being that this might inadvertently benefit the country as a whole. In short, the Ch... more »

Russian Jury Convicts 5 People For The Murder Of Opposition Leader Boris Nemtsov

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*DW*: *Boris Nemtsov killing: five people found guilty in Russia* The killing of opposition leader Boris Nemtsov was the most high-profile political assasination in recent years. A court heard a former Chechen security official ordered the murder for a $270,000 (237,000 euro) bounty. Five men were found guilty on Thursday of involvement in the murder of Russian opposition leader Boris Nemtsov two years ago. The critic of President Vladimir Putin, was shot late at night as he was walking across a bridge just outside the Kremlin. The brazen killing sent shockwaves through the Russia... more »

Is The Rate Of Sea Level Rise Accelerating?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://sealevel.colorado.edu/ Sea level alarmists often claim that the rate of sea level rise is increasing. They need to do this to convince the public that the innocuous 7” or so of sea level rise experienced in the 20thC is suddenly going to turn into meters by 2100. They use two […]

Cop Gets Off With Boating Violation for Handcuffing College Kid and Watching Him Drown

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 9 hours ago
[image: drown]Even after claiming he was responsible for the boy's death by watching him drown, this cop is getting off with a slap on the wrist citation.

Conspiracy Theory Confirmed: Federal Reserve Exposed Working as Arm of US Intelligence

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 9 hours ago
[image: federal]A new report claims U.S. intelligence uses the Federal Reserve to analyze the asset holdings of the central banks of Russia and China.

It's a good day for some comic relief!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017We turn to our greatest newspaper:* It's a good day for some comic relief. For that reason, we turn to the world-class foppistry of the New York Times. On the reimagined page A3, the foofaw comes early and often. That said, the Here to Help section may be Timesiest of all: *How to Help* *HOW TO TACKLE CLEANING THE BATHROOM* We sh*t you not. That's what it actually says. Gonzo! The Times called in Jolie Kerr, a "cleaning expert," to give us a handful of tips. These are her five subheads, and no, we aren't making them up: *Scrub the shower and/or tub, ... more »

Donald Trump apparently demanded an investigation using taxpayer money to prove that his inauguration was bigger than Obama's.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 9 hours ago
@POTUS Obama inauguration photos on the left, Trump on the right--'nuff said: pic.twitter.com/7DIUYNLYoW — Vilmos Nagy (@PunjabNagy) March 8, 2017 Courtesy of Share Blue: *Donald Trump and his allies triggered an investigation by the Office of the Inspector General that ended up proving, at taxpayers’ expense, that he is not nearly as popular as former President Barack Obama. * *After Trump’s sparsely attended inauguration, he and his team put on a full-court press to prove that it was the most attended inauguration event in Washington history. The claim was the focus of press s... more »

Fake News Media Suppress Two Blockbuster Stories on Syria

James George Jatras at 9 hours ago
[image: undefined] It has become the conventional wisdom that the information world has been forever changed by the advent of the Internet Age. Whereas in the past the established media were the only source of news and opinion, we are led to believe that now, with a virtually unlimited availability of independent voices, facts cannot be concealed and "the truth will out." Unfortunately, that notion is far from reality, at least when issues of war and peace are concerned. While proliferation of first cable channels and then online publications means the establishment American network... more »

Peace Is Popular

Jeff Deist at 9 hours ago
[image: undefined] *Capitalism is essentially a scheme for peaceful nations. What the incompatibility of war and capitalism really means is that war and high civilization are incompatible. *— Ludwig von Mises Peace is popular. That was Ron Paul’s message to our audience in Texas earlier this spring, and it has been his consistent message since first running for Congress in the 1970s. So why do seemingly endless wars remain such a stubborn feature of the American presidency, with the shameful complicity of Congress? Americans who supported Trump did so overwhelmingly because he prom... more »

Is Civil War Coming To Saudi Arabia?

Daniel McAdams at 9 hours ago
What does Saudi King Salman's surprising succession shake-up earlier this month tell us about stability in the kingdom? Perhaps more than we might think. The new crown prince, bin Salman, is the warhawk architect of the genocidal war on Yemen and the strange blockade of Qatar. The young crown prince is very close to the Trump family and is very well-regarded in Israel. And he hates Iran. Will internal unrest over a failing economy and foreign military adventurism spell doom for young bin Salman? We look at the evidence in today's Liberty Report:

IPS' Ferebee Joins Billionaire Eli Broad Academy

Doug Martin at Schools Matter - 9 hours ago
*by Doug Martin * A few months ago, unknown to or unreported by the Indianapolis public media, IPS supt. Lewis Ferebee joined the school reform movement in a major way, landing a fellowship at the Broad Academy founded by California billionaire Eli Broad, a former Obama supporter and close friend of the Clintons who was behind a recent $490 million plan with other reformers to charterize Los Angeles, hoping to place half of the city’s students in charter schools. The Broad Academy is notorious for training CEOs to become school superintendents nationwide to dismantle schoo... more »

Is Henry Kissinger President Trump's 'Back-Channel' To President Putin?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
© Sputnik/ Alexei Druzhinin *TASS: **Putin to receive ex-US Secretary of State Kissinger Thursday* *The Russian leader will also receive German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel later in the day* MOSCOW, June 29. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin will have a brief meeting with former US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger on Thursday. "Kissinger is in Moscow on the occasion of his participation in the Primakov Readings (forum), which kicked off today," Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters. "His visit is used for a brief conversation (between Putin and Ki... more »

Israel acts to block Syrian counter offensive against Al-Qaeda

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 10 hours ago
Israeli air force carries out air strike on Syrian army positions in the Golan Heights seeking to prevent Israel's Al-Qaeda allies from being overrun by a Syrian counter attack. The post Israel acts to block Syrian counter offensive against Al-Qaeda appeared first on The Duran.

CONFIRMED: Donald Trump to meet with Vladimir Putin during G20

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 10 hours ago
The US National Security Advisor confirmed the meeting. The post CONFIRMED: Donald Trump to meet with Vladimir Putin during G20 appeared first on The Duran.

Here’s why Nikki Haley’s Syrian threats should not be taken seriously

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 10 hours ago
Too much attention is being given to the things the US's UN ambassador Nikki Haley is saying about Syria. All that is known about her points to her being an isolated figure who does not speak for the rest of the Trump administration and who has no influence on policy. The post Here’s why Nikki Haley’s Syrian threats should not be taken seriously appeared first on The Duran.

BREAKING: Large blast partly destroys Donetsk university

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 10 hours ago
The Donetsk Commerce University has been partly destroyed. The post BREAKING: Large blast partly destroys Donetsk university appeared first on The Duran.

This whole press corps is out of order!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JUNE 29, 2017Donald J. Trump, always worst:* What can you say about Donald J. Trump's latest attack on his critics? For what it's worth, we'll say this: When we left for the coffee joint this morning, we had just watched the Morning Joe segment in question. We were struck, as we've often been in the past, by how poorly suited Mika is for the role of political pundit. As we left our sprawling campus, we were shaking our head over the comments which later sent J-Trump off. Inevitably, after Trump went off, Mika responded with a tweet about the gentleman's little hands. A... more »

North Korea Update

LL at Virtual Mirage - 10 hours ago
Yesterday, the Ministry of State Security, the Ministry of People's Security and the Central Public Prosecutors Office of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) released a joint statement concerning state-sponsored terrorism. The fat kid with the bad haircut. The general standing next to Dear Leader needs a bigger hat. In its long preamble, the statement accused South Korean former President Park of being a state sponsor of terrorism. In brief, it says that in 2015 former President Park approved a plan to assassinate Kim Jong Un. The only South Korean agency that supported...more »

U.S. President Trump And Russian President Putin Will Meet On The Sidelines At The G20 Summit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
A billboard showing a pictures of US president-elect Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin is seen through pedestrians in Danilovgrad, Montenegro, November 16, 2016. REUTERS/Stevo Vasiljevic/File Photo *The Hill:* *Trump to meet Putin at G-20 summit* President Trump plans to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week at the Group of 20 summit in Hamburg, Germany, their first face-to-face encounter since Trump’s inauguration in January. National security adviser H.R. McMaster told reporters Thursday the two leaders plan to meet. A spokesperson for Putin previ...more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 10 hours ago
Really, CNN? "Shocking"? As I'm sure you already know, this is in response to tweets the president posted this morning: I heard poorly rated @Morning_Joe speaks badly of me (don't watch anymore). Then how come low I.Q. Crazy Mika, along with Psycho Joe, came.. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2017 ...to Mar-a-Lago 3 nights in a row around New Year's Eve, and insisted on joining me. She was bleeding badly from a face-lift. I said no! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 29, 2017 CNN's subhead is "Even by President Trump's standards, these tweets were shocking.... more »

Does a KFC in Dearborn, Michigan Abide by ‘Sharia Law’?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
A photograph purporting to show a fast food restaurant in an American city was actually taken in Saudi Arabia.

Will Trump Pursue Blocpolitik?

Jacob Heilbrunn at The National Interest - 11 hours ago
*Jacob Heilbrunn* *Politics, * [image: U.S. President Donald Trump talks to the media during his meeting with immigration crime victims at the White House in Washington, U.S., June 28, 2017.] TNI editor Jacob Heilbrunn and Robert W. Merry discuss foreign policy, healthcare and Trump’s tweets. *Editor's Note**: In our latest Facebook Live interview (please like our **Facebook page** to see more of these events) Jacob Heilbrunn, editor of the National Interest, sat down with Robert W. Merry, editor of the American Conservative, to discuss the idea of a **bloc-based world order**, ... more »

Kremlin Prepares Retaliation For Last Years U.S. Seizure Of Russian Diplomatic Compounds

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
A convoy of diplomatic vehicles leave a Russian owned compound, after President Barack Obama abruptly ordered the compound closed on Thursday, in Centreville, Maryland, U.S., December 30, 2016. REUTERS/Yeganeh Torbati *Reuters*: *Moscow prepares retaliation for U.S. seizure of Russian diplomatic compounds* Moscow is preparing retaliatory measures to Washington's decision to seize two Russian diplomatic compounds in the United States in 2016, Russia's foreign ministry spokeswoman said on Wednesday. In December, U.S. seized two Russian diplomatic compounds as then President Barack O... more »

Climate Commandments (short list)

Hifast at Climate Collections - 11 hours ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: ? http://maximus.my/wp-content/uploads/Prophetic-Ministry-Moses-and-the-Ten-Commandments-01-www.maximus.my_-1024×581.jpg Bill Mckibben is founder of the 350.com movement and a leading prophet of climate doom. He has noticed all the virtue signaling by politicians and celebrities declaring “We are still in”, and is concerned that activists will mistake words for actions. His recent Rolling Stone article is: How…

The truth about the global warming pause

Hifast at Climate Collections - 11 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? GWPF’s David Whitehouse responds to the UEA’s Philip Williamson’s earlier article in the Spectator: ? Between the start of 1997 and the end of 2014, average global surface temperature stalled. This 18-year period is known as the global warming pause, also…

Toxic Waste From Solar Panels: 300 Times That of Nuclear Power

Hifast at Climate Collections - 11 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest post by David Middleton Are We Headed for a Solar Waste Crisis? June 28, 2017 by Mark Nelson Last November, Japan’s Environment Ministry issued a stark warning: the amount of solar panel waste Japan produces every year will rise from 10,000 to 800,000 tons by 2040, and…

Ruski diplomata upozorila da se režim u SAD očigledno sprema za novu intervenciju u Siriji

Davor M at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
(Tass) Washingtonska medijska kampanja da se Damask navodno priprema da koristi hemijsko oružje dolazi kao priprema za intervenciju u Siriji, rekla je portparol ruskog ministarstva inostranih poslova Marija Zaharova. Zaharova je rekla , da američka medijska kampanja uz podršku Londona i Pariza da Damask navodno priprema hemijski napad izveden je u tradicionalnom scenariju koji se […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

EILMELDUNG: Syrische Armee macht großen Fortschritt in Ost-Damaskus

Benjamin T. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
BEIRUT, LIBANON (17:15) – Die syrische Armee (SAA) machte einen weiteren großen Fortschritt in der Stadt Ayn Tarma in dieser Woche und eroberte mehrere Positionen rund um die Sanabel Tankstelle. Laut Al-Masdars Berichterstatter in Damaskus, Ibrahim Joudeh, hat die 105.Brigade der republikanischen Garde der syrischen Armee fast alle Gebäude mit Blick auf die strategische Sanabel […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Jihadist rebels pound Syrian Army stronghold in the Golan Heights with guided missiles

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7:00 P.M.) – After repelling a government counter-offensive overnight, rebel forces in Quneitra province unleashed a barrage of firepower on the town of Madinat Al-Baath, considered a formidable fortification for the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). In what seemed to be an attempt to restart the stalled ‘Road to Damascus’ offensive, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russian-Turkish S-400 deal near completion

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
(TASS) Russia’s contract with Turkey on the delivery of S-400 long-range air defense missile systems has been agreed while the issue of loan provision has yet to be settled, Russian Presidential Adviser for Military and Technical Cooperation Vladimir Kozhin said on Thursday. “The contract has been agreed and everything is understandable there but the issue […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Syrian Army makes a major advance in east Damascus

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:15 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) made another large-scale advance in the town of ‘Ayn Tarma this week, capturing several points around the Sanabel Fuel Station. According to Al-Masdar’s field correspondent in Damascus, Ibrahim Joudeh, the Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard seized almost all of the buildings […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrische Luftwaffe zerstört ISIS-Konvoi in Deir Ezzor (Video)

Benjamin T. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
BEIRUT, LIBANON (15:50) – Die syrische Luftwaffe (SyAAF) zerstörte einen Konvoi des islamischen Staates, der versuchte, sich über die Huwayjah Kreuzung nahe dem Deir Ezzor Militärflughafen in nördlicher Richtung zu bewegen. Ein syrischer Jet hat angeblich die vier Fahrzeuge des Konvoi am Mittwoch getroffen, da sie sich darauf vorbereiteten, in den nördlichen Teil der Deir […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

The World realizes Jim Morrison was the one true God

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 11 hours ago
jimmy jimmy walking and tallking on the sixth asoplane untill it killed him and its a unfortunate death is some respects but the truth he found he could not handle as it is for so many soft harted anchorists because to make the first astarl plane converge with the sixth we need a Jesus who as the son of God is not such a dissapointmet and dissappera for 40 years and I thought I did great benders So the whole world is going up in fLAMES and the shithouse is first DO NOT GO NEAR ANY SHITHOUSE UNTILL THE ALL CLEAR Shit in the forest like the bears If we all shit in the forest and ate Ch... more »

CNN Commentator (and Avowed Communist) Van Jones: "The Russia Thing Is Just a Big Nothingburger"

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: cnn-commentator-and-avowed-communist-van-jones-the-russia-thing-is-just-a-big-nothingburger] CNN Political Commentator Van Jones admits in a video released Wednesday that “the Russia thing is just a big nothingburger.” The video is part of the American Pravda series by Project Veritas, which vowed last year to turn its attention to exposing “fake news.” If these two videos are any indication, that promise is being kept.

Will Trump’s Commission on Election Integrity Succeed?

Kurt Hyde at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: will-trump-s-commission-on-election-integrity-succeed] President Trump formed a committee to probe election fraud. Though both Democrats and Republicans are claiming vote tampering, neither side is eager for the probe to start.

“An evolving and inconsistent tale:” Biochemist barred from federal grants for five years

amarcus41 at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
In 2013, Frank Sauer blamed “visual distortion” for problems with the images in his papers and grant applications. That explanation gave way to the production in 2016 of a mysterious and ominous letter from an unnamed researcher claiming that they’d sabotaged Sauer’s work in a plot of revenge. Soon after, Sauer was claiming that a […] The post “An evolving and inconsistent tale:” Biochemist barred from federal grants for five years appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Poll: Russians See The U.S. As A Greater Threat Than The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
U.S. Army M1 Abrams tank attends firing exercise after the inauguration ceremony of bilateral military training between U.S. and Polish troops in Zagan, Poland, January 30, 2017. U.S.-led Western military alliance NATO has bolstered its forces along Russia's borders over the past year and both sides have accused the other of instigating a wider conflict. KACPER PEMPEL/REUTERS *Newsweek*: *Russians Think US Military Is Way More Dangerous Than ISIS: Report* The majority of Russians view the U.S. as the single greatest military threat to their country, above the collective forces of ...more »

Russia Calls Britain's New £3.1bn Aircraft Carrier A 'Huge Sitting Duck'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Russia today claimed Britain's new flagship nicknamed Big Lizzie is a sitting target, denying Vladimir Putin's naval commanders are jealous of the huge vessel *Daily Mail*: *Russia warns that Britain's new 'Big Lizzie' aircraft carrier is 'nothing more than a huge target'* * Moscow claims UK's carrier is 'nothing more than just a huge easy naval target' * Claim made by Defence Ministry spokesman Major-General Igor Konashenkov * Comes after UK Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon said Russians will look at HMS Queen Elizabeth with 'a little bit of envy' Russia today claimed Britain'...more »

New disabled commissioner ‘astounded and offended’ by EHRC treatment

John Pring at Disability News Service - 11 hours ago
A disabled peer who thought he had been appointed as the next disability commissioner – only to be told the post had been abolished – has been left “astounded and offended” by his treatment by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). A stand-off has now developed between Lord [Kevin] Shinkwin and the commission’s chair, [...]

UN confirms that UK government’s treaty violations were both grave AND systematic

John Pring at Disability News Service - 11 hours ago
The United Nations (UN) committee that found the UK government guilty of violating the UN disability convention has revealed for the first time that its breaches of the human rights treaty were both “grave” and “systematic”. The decision to clarify the seriousness of the UK’s breaches of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons [...]

Court awards disabled woman ‘aggravated’ damages for ombudsman discrimination

John Pring at Disability News Service - 11 hours ago
A county court has delivered a devastating judgment against the Local Government Ombudsman, after it discriminated against a disabled woman by failing to provide the reasonable adjustments she needed to lodge a complaint against a local authority. The ombudsman has been ordered to pay £12,500 in damages to Jeanine Blamires to compensate her for the [...]

Mencap care staff ‘called resident “poison dwarf” and reused feeding syringes’

John Pring at Disability News Service - 11 hours ago
The disability charity Mencap is facing allegations that staff at one of its care homes used an offensive nickname for a disabled resident, and repeatedly reused feeding syringes that should have been thrown away after just one day. A whistleblower, A*, has told how one resident was nicknamed “poison dwarf”, while staff refused to take [...]

Ministers’ silence over why WCA legislation is missing from Queen’s speech

John Pring at Disability News Service - 11 hours ago
Work and pensions ministers have refused to explain why plans for new social security legislation were dropped from last week’s Queen’s speech. Disability News Service reported last week how a Tory election promise to “dismantle” the work capability assessment (WCA) through new legislation appeared to have been abandoned when it failed to appear in the [...]

Crossbench disabled peer calls for an end to austerity, and the misery it has caused

John Pring at Disability News Service - 11 hours ago
A crossbench disabled peer has called for an end to government-led austerity and the “personal misery” it has caused. Lord [Colin] Low, speaking in the Lords debate on last week’s Queen’s speech, said he believed the result of the general election showed voters were “no longer willing to buy neoliberal austerity”. He told peers that [...]

Disabled people ‘have too little awareness of rights’ in lead-up to Brexit

John Pring at Disability News Service - 11 hours ago
A new report has called for greater awareness of the rights enjoyed by disabled people through the UK’s membership of the European Union (EU), as the country moves towards Brexit. The Implications Of Brexit For Disability Rights looks for ways in which disability organisations can work together to push the government to ensure that disabled [...]

Disability arts misses out again, despite huge rise in diverse-led Arts Council funding

John Pring at Disability News Service - 11 hours ago
Disability arts organisations have missed out on a huge increase in funding that has been handed to other diverse-led groups by Arts Council England (ACE). Although there has been a significant increase in the number of disability-led arts organisations that will be funded for the next four years – from 23 to 35, according to [...]

Jobs that require warm bodies

Steve at GlobaLove Think Tank - 11 hours ago
[image: Image result for black sabbath technical ecstasy cover] Well the list is endless today tomorrow is another day and I give you a case in point mother Pregnancy is so inconvenient and their is a chance of pain that would exceed any immunization right now today I can outsource any birth to India and in China they will mess with the DNA in the hopes of a best outcome If Motherfuckers cant get a hand job whats left for the rest of us? The last line the Marriott line of the marketing driven company is the Marketing guy who with a smile on his face and his dick in his hand can close a... more »

WATCH: Cops Break Mans Jaw, Lose His Puppy, Throw Camera in Pond to Cover It Up

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: camera]A Georgia man's personal body camera footage is the only evidence being publicly released showing his alleged assault by a Chatham sheriff's deputy.

An Inside Look At An Islamic State Drone Workshop

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Gizmodo:** This is What an ISIS Drone Workshop Looks Like* The Islamic State has increasingly used drones and other robotic IEDs against American, Iraqi, and civilian targets in Iraq. And as the Coalition fights its way through Mosul, troops are discovering workshops filled with crude but deadly robotics used to bomb people sometimes dozens of times per day. Getty Images just published photos of an ISIS factory that’s churning out robotic death machines, including aerial drones and four-wheeled robotic bombs. The photos give us a look at the new ways in which ISIS robots are bei... more »

Report: The Islamic State Has Lost 60% Of Territory And 80% Of It's Revenue

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Bloomberg:* *Withered Islamic State ‘Caliphate’ Shorn of Funds, IHS Says* * New report also shows extent of IS revenue, territory losses * Losses driving IS to intensify its campaign of terrorist acts Iraqi forces pushed deep into the last remaining urban stronghold controlled by Islamic State in Iraq on Thursday, capturing the compound of a key mosque in Mosul’s Old City where the extremists’ leader three years ago had called on all Muslims to obey him. Overrunning the site of the Al Nuri Mosque marks “the end of Da’esh’s false state,” Iraqi Prime Mi... more »

Mom opened diaper to find son had been circumcised

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
Four years ago, a mom in Nottingham, England opened her son’s diaper to find him covered in blood and circumcised, something she had not given consent for. She has battled for four years for authorities to take action and now, three people have been arrested. When the boy was three months old and staying with his

What if “the science” we trust is fake?

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
One outcome of the moniker “fake news” becoming a household term in the last 6 months is that many people woke up to the truth that our government and health system don’t deserve our blind trust. Honestly, they never have. However, we’ve been conditioned to simply believe what someone with a certain title tells us.

TSA Agent arrested for allegedly stealing cash from passenger’s bag

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
Last week a 22-year-old TSA agent from Orland International Airport was arrested after he was caught ON VIDEO stealing cash from a passenger’s bag. Alexander Shae Johnson had only been with the TSA for a couple of months, but following the incident, he was arrested and charged with third-degree felony grand theft. He’s also no longer a

What in the World Are They Spraying: Watch entire full length film now free

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
I spend many hours of my day looking for research and stories that I think you need to know about, might find interesting, and simply, might enjoy. This full-length movie is a story I think you should know about; it’s an hour and thirty sevens minutes of information and education. RELATED ARTICLES: Planes spraying climate

Anxiety overtakes depression as No. 1 mental health problem

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
By Dr. Mercola Anxiety is the new depression, with more than half of all American college students reporting anxiety. Recent research shows anxiety — characterized by constant and overwhelming worry and fear — is now 800 percent more prevalent than all forms of cancer. A 2016 report by the Center for Collegiate Mental Health at Penn State confirmed

Jimmy Dore blasts CNN: It’s “about money, not journalism” (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 12 hours ago
The US has been overthrowing governments and meddling in elections forever. The post Jimmy Dore blasts CNN: It’s “about money, not journalism” (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Did Aunt Jemima Recall Frozen Pancake Products Over Listeria Concerns?

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
Behind a sensationalist headline lurked real news of a product recall.

Climate Commandments (short list)

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 12 hours ago
Bill Mckibben is founder of the 350.com movement and a leading prophet of climate doom. He has noticed all the virtue signaling by politicians and celebrities declaring “We are still in”, and is concerned that activists will mistake words for actions. His recent Rolling Stone article is: How to Tell If Your Reps Are […]

The Only Way Out of the Qatar Crisis

Ahmed Charai at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Ahmed Charai* *Politics, Middle East* [image: The Emir of Qatar, Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani, attends the final session of the South American-Arab Countries summit, in Riyadh November 11, 2015. REUTERS/Faisal Al Nasser/File Photo] If Qatar doesn’t change, the world around it will. Qatar has been known for years as a small peninsula nation that punches far above its weight. Its immense oil wealth and enormous influence, through its English- and Arabic-language Al Jazeera channels, have given it diplomatic clout across the Arab world. Its soft power has been felt in negotiations in ... more »

UN Warns of War Crimes Committed by “SDF” aka Usrael’s besties PKK/YPG

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*Favourite to 5 eyes media outlets also* *"We have disturbing reports on violations and abuses, including looting, kidnapping, arbitrary detention and child recruitment, committed by armed groups, the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), in areas under their control, such as the city of Tabqa,' he stated.SDF is supported by the United States"* SDF = PKK/YPG *US just gonna keep on arming their thugs- Israel big beneficiary* - US eyes arms for Kurdish YPG fighters in Syria even after Raqqa’s fall - War Crime Alert- YPG/PKK Cut Off Water to Aleppo City Affecting Over 1 Million ... more »

"So Much of the Story Is Still Hidden From View"

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Start at 2:25. Chris Hayes to Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell: "How long are you allowed to go before you retroactively file as a foreign agent?" Note Swalwell's carefully phrased non-answers, as well as Hayes' seeming failure to know that not registering is a very common practice. (If video doesn't play in your browser, go here and listen, again starting at 2:25.)* *by Gaius Publius* *"And most pitiful of all that I heard was the voice of the daughter of Priam, of Cassandra"* —Homer, *The Odyssey*, Book 11 *PRIAM: What noise, what shriek is this?* *TROILUS: 'Tis our mad sister; I ... more »

FBI Investigations Have Become Like Tabloid Stories

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Joe Jarvis Is the FBI a political organization run rampant, using trumped-up charges against anyone with whom they or the political elites disagree? That’s what... more »

Iraqi Forces Declare That They Have Retaken Mosul's Great Mosque Of al-Nuri

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Iraq declares end of caliphate after capture of historic Mosul mosque* After eight months of grinding urban warfare, Iraqi government troops on Thursday captured the ruined mosque in Mosul from where Islamic State proclaimed its self-styled caliphate three years ago, the Iraqi military said. Iraqi authorities expect the long battle for Mosul to end in the coming days as the remaining Islamic State fighters are now bottled up in just a handful of neighborhoods of the Old City. The seizure of the 850-year-old Grand al-Nuri Mosque is a huge symbolic victory for the Iraq... more »

In the least surprising news of the day, Jason Chaffetz, who suddenly up and quit Congress, is headed over to Fox News.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 12 hours ago
Courtesy of The Hill: *Fox News has hired Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) to be a contributor for the cable news channel after the congressman ends his House term early on June 30. * *Chaffetz will start his role at Fox on July 1, according to a statement from the network. * *"In this role he will offer political analysis across FNC and FOX Business Network’s (FBN) daytime and primetime programming," the network said. * *The Utah congressman and head of the House Oversight Committee announced in May that he he would resign from Congress to pursue other opportunities. * *Shortly af... more »

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