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Thomas Paine

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

Friday, June 30, 2017

30 June - Blogs I'm Following 1 of 2

11:33 pm MDT

Why We Must Continue To Be Engaged In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 minutes ago
*James Cunningham, National Interest:** I Was U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan. The Military Can't Fix This Mess Alone.* *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 Defense James Mattis set the correct and essential condition for beginning to improve security and to enhance the prospects of success in Afghanistan. It was taken in the context of doubts in some circles around the president and in the commen... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 36 minutes ago
Protesters stand at a roadblock during a rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, Venezuela, on June 26. © REUTERS/ IVAN ALVARADO *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from this photo gallery .... *This Week in Pictures* (Sputnik)

The Age of No Privacy: The Surveillance State Shifts Into High Gear

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 37 minutes ago
*John W. Whitehead* - The surveillance state is alive and well and kicking privacy to shreds in America. The post The Age of No Privacy: The Surveillance State Shifts Into High Gear appeared first on Waking Times.

Debunking Inside Climate’s “5 Shades of Climate Denial”

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest post by David Middleton Whether dismissing global warming as a hoax, questioning humanity’s role in it, exaggerating the unknowns, playing down the urgency of action, or playing up the costs, President Donald Trump and his team have served up every flavor of climate denial. Although the arguments…


Anon at Aangirfan - 47 minutes ago

MUST SEE video explains the entire “17 Intelligence Agencies” Russian hacking lie

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 1 hour ago
17 intelligence agencies did not say Russia hacked election. The post MUST SEE video explains the entire “17 Intelligence Agencies” Russian hacking lie appeared first on The Duran.

As China’s leader comes to Russia US acts to end Trump-Xi friendship

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 1 hour ago
On the eve of Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Moscow Trump administration by selling arms to Taiwan and sanctioning Chinese companies ends brief friendship between Donald Trump and China's leader. The post As China’s leader comes to Russia US acts to end Trump-Xi friendship appeared first on The Duran.

Urban Warfare Has Not Changed Much Since The Last Century

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Bing West:* *Urban Warfare, Then and Now* *From Hue to Mosul, the mechanics of fighting in cities remain much the same.* A few weeks ago, the Atlantic Monthly Press released Mark Bowden’s excellent book, Hue 1968, A Turning Point of the American War in Vietnam. As he did previously in Black Hawk Down, Bowden brings the reader down the deadly streets of a savage urban battle, meticulously describing the action from the points of view the participants. Currently, the roughly yearlong battle for the Iraqi city of Mosul is drawing to a close. Although a half century separates these t... more »

Gender-Blind Recruitment Process Leads To More Men Being Hired

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 1 hour ago
It's been shown that there is no hiring deficit for women in science; women have been hired far more than men for new jobs. Yet women's groups have continued to point to total numbers as the problem, as if to say older men who have been supportive of more diversity and are making it happen on hiring committees should be fired without cause to open up more jobs for women. Only the weakest candidate wants to be hired as part of a quota. There has to be a better way. read more

X22 Report, "The Central Bank Economic Structure Is Being Unwound In Preparation For The Reset"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
X22 Report, "The Central Bank Economic Structure Is Being Unwound In Preparation For The Reset" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BXBdWKu3B8 *Related followup report:* X22 Report, “The Hammer Is About To Fall” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KlRy3Qump8

So Who Takes Over After Pelosi-- Hopefully, No One Being Talked About Inside The Beltway

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
As we've discussed before, the alternatives to Pelosi as House Democratic leader are dismal-- or worse than dismal. David Hawkings floated a prototypical "fake news" story for *Roll Call* yesterday, Six Who Could Succeed Pelosi-- Someday. The list is ghastly-- a warning to anyone with a bit of sense, kind of reminiscent of Louis XV's warning to restive Frenchmen after the catastrophic Battle of Rossbach in 1757, when he is said to have said, "*Après moi, le déluge*." In theory, if Pelosi were to step down, her successor-- which is keeping her from retiring-- would be Steny Hoyer, ... more »

What If North Korea Had Won the Korean War?

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 1 hour ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, Asia* Preventing a Communist victory in Korea might have been the circuit breaker that stopped World War III. Would the Cold War have been hotter? Would fifty thousand American soldiers have lost their lives? Would today’s Americans worry that North Korean nukes will land on their heads? The problem with counterfactual history is that it’s often pointless to speculate or the speculation is crazy. But a North Korean victory was more than within the realm of possibility. Kim Il-sung’s army came tantalizingly close to victory in August 1950, when its Sovie... more »

5 Retired Weapons the United States Should Bring Back Right Now

Francis Horton, Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 1 hour ago
*Francis Horton, Warfare History Network* *Security, * These weapons of war need to make a comeback. No one can say the U.S military doesn’t rise to a challenge. When President Donald Trump said we need our Navy to increase to 350 ships and submarines, and then slashed the shipbuilding and procurement budget, the Department of the Navy didn’t just roll over and call it impossible. They looked at the Vietnam-era ships we still had falling apart in drydock and formulated a plan. Ideas like reactivating the USS Kitty Hawk, an aircraft carrier built in the ‘50s that has the affection... more »

Britain's New Aircraft Carrier Reportedly Runs on Windows XP

Jared Keller, Task and Purpose at The National Interest - 1 hour ago
*Jared Keller, Task and Purpose* *Security, Europe* The force that once ruled the waves is facing technological setbacks. At the height of the British empire in the 19th century, the Royal Navy was renowned for its military might, a global force that imbued its sailors with a special form of geopolitical pride. A British tar was “a soaring soul, as free as a mountain bird,” according to Victorian rap duo Gilbert and Sullivan. “His energetic fist should be ready to resist a dictatorial word.” Oh, how the mighty have fallen: While Britain continues to expand its naval power — most...more »

What’s Behind the Syrian Chemical-Weapons Warning?

Matthew RJ Brodsky at The National Interest - 1 hour ago
*Matthew RJ Brodsky* *Security, Middle East* [image: Smoke rises after airstrikes on a rebel-held part of the southern city of Deraa, Syria, June 15, 2017.] Assad may be hoping that another chemical-weapons attack in Idlib Province could dissuade further rebel advances. From seemingly out of nowhere, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer released a brief and ominous statement late Monday evening regarding Bashar al-Assad, Syria and chemical weapons—three things that go together like fire, dynamite and gasoline: *The United States has identified potential preparations for anoth... more »

Biotech Firm Claims New Medical Research Will Give Life to the Dead

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Paul A. Philips* - There are extreme ethical implications when considering raising people from the dead. The post Biotech Firm Claims New Medical Research Will Give Life to the Dead appeared first on Waking Times.

End of June map update of the Syrian War

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 hour ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 P.M.) – June has seen many changes across the battlefield in Syria, but perhaps the most notable thing to take place during the month was the Islamic State’s (ISIL) complete collapse in the northern part of the country. Starting with the provincial capital of the Al-Raqqa Governorate, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

The Debate: Plight of Palestinians — Genocide & Ethnic Cleansing by Israel

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Jun 26, 2017 Iran’s Leader says Palestine is the Islamic World’s key issue and that it is incumbent upon the entire Muslim community to fight Israel. In this edition of the debate, we’ll discuss the plight of Palestinians, and why their dream to be free of occupation and their homeland remains so elusive. […]

Cardinal Pell Is Just 1 of Over 8,000 Priests Accused of Pedophilia

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Jun 30, 2017 In 2013, the new Pope, Pope Francis, said that about 2% of the priests were pedophiles. That would have been about 8,000. Yet 2 years ago, when David Knight interviewed adults with SNAP (a US-based network of survivors of clerical abuse) who had been childhood victims of pedophile priests, the […]

Project Veritas Exposes CNN’s Master Deceptive Selective Editing Techniques

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Jun 30, 2017 Russ Verney joins Alex Jones live via Skype to break down a new video released by Project Veritas that gives a cut by cut look at the selective editing techniques used by the deceptive news network CNN. end

The Central Bank Economic Structure Is Being Unwound In Preparation For The Reset

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Jun 30, 2017 Get economic collapse news throughout the day visit http://x22report.com UMich consumer sentiment is in decline as more and more people do not see the economy improving. Illinois, Connecticut and 14 other states are all facing the same problem, not enough funds and big bills, this will not end well. The EU […]

Iraqi PM Announces End of ISIS-Daesh’s Caliphate

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Jun 29, 2017 Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has announced the end of Daesh’s so-called caliphate after the liberation of Nuri mosque in Mosul. Abadi said in a statement that the victory marks the end of QUOTE-the state of falsehood. He noted that Iraqi forces will continue to hunt down terrorists. Nuri mosque […]

CrossTalk: CNN — Counterfeit News Network

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Jun 30, 2017 In a revealing video CNN is shown as many critics have claimed: the network is more interested in the bottom line and a political agenda than reporting real news. On this edition of the program we ask if CNN’s evidence-free war against Donald Trump is really at the expense of […]

Israeli Jets Attack Syrian Troops in Golan Heights for the 4th Time in a Week

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Israeli Jets Attack Syrian Troops in Golan Heights for the 4th Time in a Week by https://sputniknews.com/ The Israeli Air Forces attacked the Syrian government forces for the fourth time in a week after Syrian projectiles fell on the Israeli-controlled part of the Golan Heights, IDF wrote on Twitter. … The Israeli aviation attacked Syrian troops […]

Man-Made Climate Change Scam DEBUNKED! (With Lord Christopher Monckton)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Jun 29, 2017 Josh Sigurdson sits down with Lord Christopher Monckton to talk about anthropogenic “global warming” and who benefits from this massive scam. The state has been given people’s money on a golden platter as they scare collective herds into being extorted and regulated to stop global warming, using the fear of […]

Bob Rodriguez: We are Witnessing the Development of a “Perfect Storm”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Bob Rodriguez: We are Witnessing the Development of a “Perfect Storm” by Robert Huebscher, https://www.advisorperspectives.com/ … In a recent quarterly market commentary Jeremy Grantham posited that reversion to the mean may not be working as it has in the past. What are your thoughts on mean reversion? – There will be a reversion to the mean. We are in a […]

CNN’s Russia Bullsh*t Starts to Unravel

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
CNN’s Russia Bullsh*t Starts to Unravel by Bryan MacDonald, https://www.rt.com/ First CNN lost three key staff members after it published, and then pulled, a smear piece on a Trump associate. Then the channel suffered the ignominy of an insider betraying the motives behind its obsession with everything Russian. – This week, America’s original rolling news outlet finally […]

CNN Begs The Public To Stop Using The Term Fake News

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Jun 29, 2017 Alex Jones breaks down the recent death throws coming from CNN as they realize the public just doesn’t trust fake news networks. end

New York Times Forced To Retract Longstanding Lie About Russian Hacking

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
New York Times Forced To Retract Longstanding Lie About Russian Hacking by Caitlin Johnstone, https://medium.com/ “Seventeen intelligence agencies” — if you’ve been following the maniacal #TrumpRussia coverage to any extent, you’ve heard this phrase used uncritically, time and again, regardless of your ideological loyalties. Pundits, papers and rank-and-file establishment loyalists have been unquestioningly regurgitating the nonsensical line that 17 […]

Musical interlude

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 1 hour ago
Sloan - The Good In Everyone

This Is The Pentagon's Plan To Pacify Raqqa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Paul McLeary, Foreign Policy:* *Seven Days, a Gun, and a Prayer: The Pentagon’s Plan to Pacify Raqqa* Thousands of new security personnel are being trained by U.S. special operations forces to keep the peace in Raqqa after the Islamic State, but is a week of training enough? As the Islamic State crumbles, American special operations forces and their Arab and Kurdish allies have been working quietly to establish a force of about 3,500 militiamen to help secure Raqqa, Syria, according to U.S. military and State Department officials. In April, a 100-member Raqqa Civilian Council wa... more »

MSM Distorts OPCW Non-confirmed Report that Assad Used Sarin in Chemical Attack

Brandon Turbeville at Activist Post - 2 hours ago
By Brandon Turbeville CNN and other corporate media outlets are once again alight with “proof” that Assad used chemical weapons against civilians in Khan Sheikhoun.... more »

Two New Studies Confirm Common Insecticide Weakens Honeybee Hives

Derrick Broze at Activist Post - 2 hours ago
By Derrick Broze Two new studies confirm the danger of neonicotinoid insecticides. After years of back and forth speculation and conflicting studies from countries around... more »

CIA Can Geo-locate Your Computer by Listening to WiFi Signals

ActivistPost at Activist Post - 2 hours ago
By Aaron Kesel WikiLeaks Vault 7 has provided great insight into the CIA’s hacking capabilities. So far we have learned they can hack into various... more »

Life on Earth was nearly doomed by too little CO2

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: During the last ice age, too little atmospheric carbon dioxide almost eradicated mankind Guest Essay by Dennis T. Avery Aside from protests by Al Gore, Leonardo Di Caprio and friends, the public didn’t seem to raise its CO2 anguish much above the Russians-election frenzy when Trump exited the…

NASA: Global acreage burned by fire has dropped 24% since 1998

Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: NASA detects drop in global fires Shifting livelihoods across the tropical forest frontiers of South America, the Eurasian Steppe, and the savannas of Africa are altering landscapes and leading to a significant decline in the amount of land burned by fire, a trend that NASA’s satellites have detected…

This Is The U.S. Navy Plan To Fix The USS Fitzgerald

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
The US navy said it was unclear how the collision off the coast of Japan occurred [Kyodo/Reuters] *Defense News:* *Navy struggles with approach to fix crippled destroyer Fitzgerald, as investigation continues* WASHINGTON — The collision off Japan that claimed the lives of seven sailors on the U.S. Navy destroyer Fitzgerald punched a hole large enough to drive a tractor trailer through, leaving the service with the considerable task of putting the crippled destroyer back together again. The bulbous bow of the ACX Crystal left a 12x17-foot hole beneath the waterline, per three Navy... more »

NY Times: BurgerFi tests the popularity of the plant-based “Beyond Burger”

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 3 hours ago
It’s not every day that your favorite burger joint, or many burger joints for that matter, start carrying a plant-based burger that ISN’t just made from black beans. But that’s what BurgerFi is doing on July 3rd! (Hopdoddy Burger Bar, a small Texas-based chain, is also doing something similar by putting the Impossible Burger, another plant-based burger,

Here’s why Sean Spicer’s ‘warning’ to Assad really was just news management

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 3 hours ago
Theories which have abounded since Sean Spicer the White House spokesman 'warned' Syria against launching a chemical attack are over complicated. All the facts point to the 'warning' being part of a successful campaign to bury reporting of Seymour Hersh's story about the alleged Khan Sheikhoun attack. The post Here’s why Sean Spicer’s ‘warning’ to Assad really was just news management appeared first on The Duran.

Why Does The U.S. Tech Industry Want To Do Business With Russia's Spy Service?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Police guard the FSB headquarters during an opposition protest in Moscow, Russia, on March 5, 2012. REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky/File Photo *Reuters*:* Despite hacking charges, U.S. tech industry fought to keep ties to Russia spy service* As U.S. officials investigated in January the FSB's alleged role in election cyber attacks, U.S. technology firms were quietly lobbying the government to soften a ban on dealing with the Russian spy agency, people with direct knowledge of the effort told Reuters. New U.S. sanctions put in place by former President Barack Obama last December - par... more »

Thanks to Trump's pal Alex Jones NASA needs to literally issue a statement debunking the idea that they have a colony of kidnapped child sex slaves on Mars.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 4 hours ago
Courtesy of the Daily Beast: *A report on Alex Jones’ InfoWars claiming child sex slaves have been kidnapped and shipped to Mars is untrue, NASA told The Daily Beast on Thursday. “There are no humans on Mars. There are active rovers on Mars. * *There was a rumor going around last week that there weren’t. There are,” Guy Webster, a spokesperson for Mars exploration at NASA, told The Daily Beast. “But there are no humans.” * *On Thursday’s program, the InfoWars host welcomed guest Robert David Steele onto The Alex Jones Show, which airs on 118 radio stations nationwide, to talk ab... more »

Bryson on Why Robots Should Be Slaves

Ethical Technology - 4 hours ago
In this episode, IEET Affiliate Scholar John Danaher interviews Joanna Bryson. Joanna is Reader in Computer Science at the University of Bath. Joanna’s primary research interest lies in using AI to understand natural intelligence, but she is also interested in the ethics of AI and robotics, the social uses of robots, and the political and legal implications of advances in robotics. In the latter field, she is probably best known for her article, published in 2010 entitled ‘Robots Should be Slaves’. They talk about the ideas and arguments contained in that paper as well as some rel... more »

Musical Interlude: Deuter, "Blessing"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Deuter, "Blessing" - https://www.youtube.com/

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"The dark Horsehead Nebula and the glowing Orion Nebula are contrasting cosmic vistas. Adrift 1,500 light-years away in one of the night sky's most recognizable constellations, they appear in opposite corners of the above stunning mosaic. *Click image for larger size.* The familiar Horsehead nebula appears as a dark cloud, a small silhouette notched against the long red glow at the lower left. Alnitak is the easternmost star in Orion's belt and is seen as the brightest star to the left of the Horsehead. Below Alnitak is the Flame Nebula, with clouds of bright emission and dramatic ... more »

Ever Wonder Exactly How Much Your Life Is Worth To A U.S. Senator? Mitch McConnell’s Slush Fund 13 Has The Answer

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*-by Noah* Unless you are completely brain dead or completely delusional, you know that Washington is a monument to corruption on a grand scale. It’s no secret that most people, regardless of party, who go into national politics do so to hop on board the gravy train of corporate graft. That makes the few that aren’t corrupt possibly qualified for some kind of minor sainthood and/or gluttons for punishment. They are lucky they aren’t burned at the stake out on the steps of the Capitol building. Money in politics is an evil thing but the efforts of McConnell and his accomplices to ... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 4 hours ago

Tonight's Movie Is 'Papilon'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago

Meet Dr. Lori Alvord, The first Navajo Woman Surgeon

White Wolf at White Wolf - 5 hours ago
"Ceremonies work at multiple levels, but primarily they heal the mind, which helps to heal the body,” Arviso Alvord, M.D., chief of surgical services and a practicing general surgeon at Banner Health Page Hospital in Page, Arizona, near the Utah border. “Chant, song, prayer, and guided imagery are used, in an elaborate form of mind-body medicine.” Not only do these ceremonies help heal their human participants, Arviso Alvord argues that they also encourage the health of the planet. “Subsistence living and environmental sustainability principles are also found in ceremony teaching... more »

Growing Number of States Reject Voter Data Request From Trump’s Election Commission

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
Voting rights groups have also come out against Kris Kobach's push to gain information about voters in all 50 states.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 30, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Sheen Ibrahim, Kurdish fighter from the People's Protection Units (YPG) stands on a roof top in Raqqa, Syria June 16, 2017. Goran Tomasevic, Reuters *Michael Georgy and John Walcott, Reuters:* *New conflicts threaten Syria after Islamic State defeat* RAQQA, Syria/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sheen Ibrahim's track record fighting ultra-hardline militants explains U.S. President Donald Trump's policy of arming Syrian Kurds like her as he seeks to eradicate Islamic State. It also highlights the risks. Taught by her brother to fire an AK-47 at 15 and encouraged by her mother to fight for Sy... more »

The Poet: Sheenagh Pugh, “What If This Road”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“What If This Road”* “What if this road, that has held no surprises these many years, decided not to go home after all; what if it could turn left or right with no more ado than a kite-tail? What if its tarry skin were like a long, supple bolt of cloth, that is shaken and rolled out, and takes a new shape from the contours beneath? And if it chose to lay itself down in a new way; around a blind corner, across hills you must climb without knowing what's on the other side; who would not hanker to be going, at all risks? Who wants to know a story's end, or where a road will go?” ~ Sheenagh ... more »

"Nothing New..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Yes, the times change with the tides; yet the tales, like the surf, sound on in familiar perpetuity and with steady repetition. In the modern era, during the great clash of civilizations currently underway, there will be no new, great and ghastly crusades. Only resistance or surrender. In America, just as her tide recedes from the world, in the end it may become Man overboard, and every man for himself. The sun rises. The sun sets. As sand through an hour-glass, or waves rolling over every shore, so too, do our journeys mark passageways through time; and, in the end, our navigatio... more »

"Don't Explain..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago

"When the Deal Goes Down"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"When the Deal Goes Down"* by Jim Kunstler "Who needs Russia when the Tweety-Bird-in-Chief is hacking his own presidency into a global joke? Or at least it might be a joke if the USA weren’t such a menace to international order, and to itself, by the way. Interestingly, the 25th amendment allows for the removal of a president from office on account of incompetence or disability, but not for being an embarrassment to the nation. They may come after him anyway with the 25th, especially as the financial system unravels later this year, because this time, unlike 2008-9, central bank ... more »

US funding dubious science and unfounded fear

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. at An Objectivist Individualist - 5 hours ago
Eco-militants that defiled scientific integrity in government agencies defy corrections *by Ron Arnold * Donald Trump’s EPA is facing a tsunami of vitriol for trying to drain the DC swamp of rogue regulators that rule with made-to-order scientific lies and invented threats, such as its ruling that the carbon dioxide which makes life on Earth possible is a pollutant. When President Trump proposed a $1.6 billion cut from EPA’s expected $8.1 billion budget, employee screams of doomsday intimidated Congress into forking over the full gimme-gimme. In response to the specter of lost... more »

If We Had An Actual Democracy, Trump Would Be Repealed And Replaced In A Week... Just Based On His Healthcare Madness!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
If your daddy was a crooked multimillionaire who left you a bundle, healthcare isn't that complicated... at least for yourself. You just go to the doctor-- even a silly one-- and you write a check. If an incompetent and ignorant son of a crooked multimillionaire hoodwinks enough people to get elected president, healthcare gets more complicated. Who knew? All that nonsensical babble about the best healthcare, more for less and guarantees to not touch Medicare or Medicaid... all pure hot air to sucker low-info, desperate voters. And it worked. Trump acquiesced to GOP predators Tom P... more »

Kurdish troops withdraw from east Raqqa suburb as ISIS launches fresh counter-offensive

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:00 A.M.) – On Friday, the Islamic State unleashed hundreds of fighters upon a Kurdish-held neighborhood in eastern Raqqa, forcing US allies to pull back from the district entirely. After being under the control of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) for several weeks, ISIS insurgents fully retook the Al-Sinaa neighborhood and its industrial […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Desert Hawks offensive begins in ISIS-held eastern Hama as Russian jets clear the path

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:40 A.M.) – With the Desert Hawks Brigade finally deploying its seasoned infantry and mechanized units for a large-scale offensive in central Syria, Russian and Syrian warplanes are flying non-stop sorties over the eastern Hama countryside, targeting a number of ISIS-held villages across the massive salient. Initially, skirmishes erupted on the Tabart Al-Debah […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Putin and Erdogan discuss Syrian crisis ahead of Astana talks

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
(TASS) Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan have held a telephone conversation discussing the Syrian crisis ahead of the upcoming international Astana meeting, the Kremlin press service said in a statement. “The parties discussed key aspects of the Syrian settlement focusing on the fifth international Astana meeting on Syria, sponsored […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US Coalition’s actions encourage terrorists in Syria: Russian MoD

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:15 P.M.) – “Provocations of the coalition forces, led by the United States, contribute to the expansion of the activities of terrorist organisations in Syria,” Russian Minister of Defence Sergei Shoigu said at a briefing on Syria in Moscow, Friday. “After a US plane shot down a Syrian aircraft in the Rasafa area […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Did Germany’s Black Forest Cause 15,000 Missing Person Cases Last Year?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
An inaccurate meme claimed that 15,000 people went missing in the forest that is thought to be the inspiration for many Grimm Brothers tales.

One dead, Six Hurt at New York City Hospital; Gunman Apparently Kills Self

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
Police say the assailant was a former employee of the Bronx Lebanon Hospital.

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Roswell, Georgia, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

“The Latest Economic Numbers Scream Civil War and World War III”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“The Latest Economic Numbers Scream Civil War and World War III”* by Common Sense “The news headline should be, today, that Senator Dick Durbin and Bernie Sanders had direct contact with Hodgkinson prior to his assassination attempt upon the Republican congressman at the Congressional baseball team practice according to the AP. Durbin is refusing to make his email contacts with Hodgkinson public. However, as dramatic as is this information is, the real news is the economy. Global debt levels have surged to an insurmountable level. For the only time in human history, the planet ha... more »

Top 10 Pieces of Modern Day Propaganda in Society

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Makia Freeman* - Propaganda in modern times has become both easier and harder to detect. The post Top 10 Pieces of Modern Day Propaganda in Society appeared first on Waking Times.

World News Briefs -- June 30, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
The ruined Grand al-Nuri Mosque is seen after it was retaken by the Iraqi forces from the Islamic State militants at the Old City in Mosul, Iraq, June 30, 2017. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani *Reuters:* *Islamic State under pressure in Iraqi and Syrian strongholds* U.S.-backed Iraqi forces pressed Islamic State fighters holding out in Mosul's Old City on Friday, while in Syria the militant group launched a counter-attack against an alliance of militias trying to oust it from its de facto capital of Raqqa. In Iraq, dozens of civilians poured out of Mosul, long held by IS, and fled in the ... more »

Nearly doomed by too little CO2

Dennis Avery at CFACT - 7 hours ago
Aside from protests by Al Gore, Leonardo Di Caprio, and friends, the public didn’t seem to raise its carbon dioxide (CO2) anguish much above the Russians-election frenzy when Trump exited the Paris Climate Accords. Statistician Bjorn Lomborg had already pointed out that the Paris CO2 emission promises would cost one hundred trillion dollars ($100 trillion) […]

Joe and Mika co-author op-ed in response to Trump tweets.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 7 hours ago
The op-ed appears over on the Washington Post. *Here is a sample:President Trump launched personal attacks against us Thursday, but our concerns about his unmoored behavior go far beyond the personal. America’s leaders and allies are asking themselves yet again whether this man is fit to be president. We have our doubts, but we are both certain that the man is not mentally equipped to continue watching our show, “Morning Joe.” * *The president’s unhealthy obsession with our show has been in the public record for months, and we are seldom surprised by his posting nasty tweets about... more »

Flu vaccine patch becomes a reality

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 7 hours ago
Wouldn’t it be nice if researchers worked on a regimen for when someone got the flu; drink X amount of water/tea daily, 1 teaspoon elderberry every 4 hours, 10,000 vitamin C every hour…etc., rather than figure out yet another way to give someone a flu shot? Especially when it’s notoriously difficult to vaccinate against an RNA

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Musical Interlude: The Rolling Stones, “Gimme Shelter”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
The Rolling Stones, “Gimme Shelter” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yEP_ntNg9WY

The Economy: "We Are Witnessing The Development Of A Perfect Storm"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
* "We Are Witnessing The Development Of A Perfect Storm"* by Robert Huebscher "Robert L. Rodriguez was the former portfolio manager of the small/mid-cap absolute-value strategy (including FPA Capital Fund, Inc.) and the absolute-fixed-income strategy (including FPA New Income, Inc.) and a former managing partner at FPA, a Los Angeles-based asset manager. He retired at the end of 2016, following more than 33 years of service. He won many awards during his tenure. He was the only fund manager in the United States to win the Morningstar Manager of the Year award for both an equity an... more »

The Economy: "June Gloom: Nasdaq Suffers Biggest Loss Since October As Dollar, Bonds, Economy Plunge"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"June Gloom: Nasdaq Suffers Biggest Loss Since* * October As Dollar, Bonds, Economy Plunge"* by Tyler Durden "The thundering herd of "individuals" shifted awkwardly as June came to an end..." "US Economic data in Q2 was the most disappointing since Q2 2011...” CP: The rest of the story, graphed and commented by Tyler Durden, is here: - http://www.zerohedge.com/ ◆

No Need for Federal “Chicago Crime Gun Strike Force” if Police Allowed to Do Their Jobs

Bob Adelmann at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: no-need-for-federal-chicago-crime-gun-strike-force-if-police-allowed-to-do-their-jobs] In an early-morning tweet, President Donald Trump decried the violence in Chicago and announced that he was sending in “federal help.” But the rationale for this “help” would not exist if Chicago police were not hamstrung by the war on cops and the “Ferguson Effect.”

CNN Producer: American Voters Are "Stupid as S**t"

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: cnn-producer-american-voters-are-stupid-as-s-t] Another Project Veritas video exposing CNN’s lack of journalistic integrity was released Friday. The video shows Jimmy Carr, associate producer for CNN’s *New Day*, admitting that CNN has a left-leaning bias and hates President Trump. He also says that American voters are “stupid as s**t.” Furthermore the video shows that CNN practices selective editing to promote a false narrative.

On the savanna, mobile phones haven't transformed Maasai lives – yet

Timothy D. Baird, Assistant Professor of Geography, Virginia Tech at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 8 hours ago
A group of Maasai men look at the mobile phone belonging to one of them. Timothy Baird, CC BY-ND Mobile phones are everywhere. In fact, they may be nearly as common on the African savanna as they are on American subways. With the explosion of mobile technology in developing countries, a common narrative is that phones are transforming poor people’s lives. Phones, the story goes, reduce the effort required to search for information and make commerce more efficient. As technology has spread, so has research on its effects. With support from the National Geographic Committee for Rese... more »

Battle For The Iraqi City Of Mosul -- News Updates June 30, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Reuters: **Iraqi forces close in on IS redoubt in Mosul after declaring end of caliphate* U.S.-backed Iraqi forces attacked Islamic State's remaining redoubt in Mosul's Old City on Friday, a day after hailing the end of the insurgents' self-declared caliphate with the capture of an historic mosque that symbolized their power. Dozens of civilians, mostly women and children, fled across the frontline toward the troops as bullets whizzed through the air. They were thirsty and tired, and some had been wounded. Commanders of Iraq's Counter Terrorism Service (CTS) cautioned that with ... more »

Trump Cools on China

Dimitri Alexander Simes at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*Dimitri Alexander Simes* *Politics, Asia* [image: U.S. President Donald Trump welcomes Chinese President Xi Jinping at Mar-a-Lago state in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., April 6, 2017.] The Trump administration is losing patience with Beijing and adopting a tougher policy. Donald Trump’s administration is gradually losing patience with China. Over the past week, it adopted a new and more confrontational posture towards Beijing, including possible tariffs on steel. These moves mark a reversal from the president’s earlier approach to China, which sought to recruit the People’s Republ... more »

Fidget Spinners Catch Fire in Alabama, Michigan

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
Two local outlets in different states reported that a fidget spinner caught fire while charging.

Two Dozen Democrats Join The House Republican Xenophobia Caucus

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Yesterday, Bob Goodlatte's racist, xenophobic, Trumpist Kate's Law (H.R. 3004) passed the House. It should have been called O'Reilly's Law, since it was all his idea. In fact, the House passed two Trumpist garbage bills yesterday-- Kate's Law and Goodlatte's No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (H.R. 3003). The House passed two bills Thursday to boost President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown. The bills-- "Kate’s Law" and the "No Sanctuary for Criminals Act"-- would up the penalties on undocumented immigrants who attempt to reenter the country illegally after being deported for ... more »

Corporate Media to US: Trump Teasing Mika Brzezinksi is Worse than Him Killing Children

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
[image: media]As the mainstream media goes up in arms over Trump's comments about Mika Brzezinksi, their silence on his war crimes proves their role, distract and conquer.

Bias by title

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
As noted on the open thread, the BBC News website has an article about "Anti-Islam campaigner" Anne Marie Waters's bid for the leadership of UKIP. Ms Waters is the founder of Sharia Watch. The most striking thing (for me) about the article by the BBC's Brian Wheeler is how Mr Wheeler uses people's titles. It's quite something. Mr Wheeler of the BBC repeatedly calls UKIP's Paul Nuttall "Mr Nuttall" and calls Ms Waters's critic councillor Allen Cowles "Mr Cowles". That's properly respectful. In contrast, however, Mr Wheeler calls Ms Waters "Waters" throughout, as if she were a cr... more »

U.S. President Trump And Turkish President Erdogan In Intense Talks Over U.S. Military Support For Syria's Kurds

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke on the phone with U.S. President Donald Trump on June 30. *Daily Hurriyet News*: *Turkey, US in intense talks over YPG split* Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spoke on the phone with U.S. President Donald Trump on June 30, while Brett McGurk, the U.S. special envoy for the coalition to defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), was holding discussions in Ankara following his visit to northern Syria. The phone conversation between Erdoğan and U.S. President Trump ended on the afternoon on June 30, with the Turkish pre... more »

Another Open Thread

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Thank you for all of your comments. We very much appreciate them. Time for a new open thread though, and this is the kind of even-handed, balanced open thread that likes the Scissor Sisters version of *Comfortably Numb *as much as the Pink Floyd original...no more and no less. This was a crucial talking point at work this week (true story). Our local Evan Davis likes the Scissor Sisters version more than the Pink Floyd original. Our local David Jones prefers the Pink Floyd original and wants the Scissor Sisters hung for crimes against humanity. (Some might say we should have been ... more »

RSS Adjust Their Temperatures–Guess Which Way?

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood For years, RSS have been an embarrassment to the climate establishment. Their satellite data has consistently shown the pause in global temperatures since 1998, which so many scientists have attempted to explain. At the same time, the surface datasets of GISS, NOAA…

WaPost Wipes Out 1913 Record Temperature

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? h/t Dave Ward ? The history revisers are at it again! From The Washington Post: ? A city in southwest Iran posted the country’s hottest temperature ever recorded Thursday afternoon, and may have tied the world record for the most extreme…

Britain’s Progress On Climate Change Is Stalling, Say CCC

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood When reality and fantasy collide: LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s progress in tackling climate change is stalling and new strategies and policies are needed to ensure ambitious greenhouse gas emissions cuts continue, the government’s climate advisers said in a report on Thursday. Britain’s…

WaPost Wipes Out 1913 Record Temperature

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Dave Ward The history revisers are at it again! From The Washington Post: A city in southwest Iran posted the country’s hottest temperature ever recorded Thursday afternoon, and may have tied the world record for the most extreme high temperature. Etienne Kapikian, a forecaster at French meteorological agency […]

Quarter Two Local By-Election Results 2017

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
Overall, 243,117 votes were cast over 130 local authority (tier one and tier two) contests. All percentages are rounded to the nearest single decimal place. For comparison see Quarter One's results here. Party Number of Candidates Total Vote % +/- Q1 +/- Q2 2016 Average +/- Seats Conservative 128 95,687 39.4% +11.4% +10.0% 748 +14 Labour 105 69,755 28.7% +3.3% -6.0% 664 -10 LibDem 99 44,432 18.3% -3.4% +7.4% 449 +1 UKIP 52 8,691 3.6% -6.1% -6.4% 167 -4 Green 65 12,505 5.1% +1.2% -0.9%... more »

Another Tale of Two Interviews

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Do you recall the days immediately after Jeremy Paxman left *Newsnight*? Both the programme's new host Evan Davis and its editor Ian Katz made public statements distancing themselves from the aggressive kind of political interview associated with the not-so-dearly-departed Paxo, arguing instead for a gentler, kinder style of political interviewing. Well, *that* seems to have been well and truly chucked out of the window now - at least as regards interviews with* certain kinds *of politicians, most noticeably pro-Brexit ones. That much-discussed Evan Davis interview with Conserva... more »

Local Council By-Elections June 2017

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
This month 18,263 votes were cast over nine local authority (tier one and tier two) contests. All percentages are rounded to the nearest single decimal place. Three council seats changed hands in total. For comparison with May's results, see here. 0.6%Party Number of Candidates Total Vote % +/- May +/- June 16 Average/ Contest +/- Seats Conservative 7 3,683 20.2% -20.8% -4.3% 526 0 Labour 8 7,114 39.0% +11.3% +14.8% 889 0 LibDem 5 1,974 10.8% -8.3% -6.5% 395 0 UKIP 1 14 0.1... more »

Speaking of Russia, the White House has confirmed that the Trump/Putin meeting is a go.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 9 hours ago
Courtesy of NBC News: *President Donald Trump will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin next week at the G20 summit, the White House confirmed Thursday. * *Trump's highly-anticipated first meeting with his Russian counterpart will come on the sidelines of the summit in Hamburg, Germany, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster told reporters in an off-camera briefing. McMaster, joined by National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, declined to offer any further details on what might be discussed and dodged questions about whether Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. presi... more »

Syrian army on brink of total victory in central Syria

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 9 hours ago
Syrian offensive in key As-Safira district encircles ISIS fighters, securing communications from western Syria to Aleppo and Rusafa, and bringing large areas of central Syria under Syrian government control. The post Syrian army on brink of total victory in central Syria appeared first on The Duran.

EU and Russia extend sanctions against each other

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 9 hours ago
Russia's extension of its counter sanctions for 18 months signals how Russia is now benefitting economically from the sanctions The post EU and Russia extend sanctions against each other appeared first on The Duran.

Under New Study, George Washington Could Be ‘Right-Wing Terrorist’

Selwyn Duke at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: under-new-study-george-washington-could-be-right-wing-terrorist] “Far-right” terrorism is a vastly bigger threat than the jihadist variety, claims a recent study. Yet under its methodology, founders George Washington and Thomas Jefferson could be considered “terrorists.”

California Judge Blocks Implementation of Magazine Ban

Bob Adelmann at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: california-judge-blocks-implementation-of-magazine-ban] At least California's anti-gun politicians are consistent. They've never failed to ignore facts, logic, or legality in passing gun laws.

The Battle For The Syrian City of Raqqa -- News Updates June 30, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Radio Free Europe:* *U.S.-Backed Syrian Forces Encircle Islamic State In Raqqa Stronghold* U.S.-backed forces have completely encircled the Islamic State extremist group's self-proclaimed capital in northern Syria after cutting off the last remaining escape route, a monitoring group and military officials said. The Syrian Democratic Forces, a U.S.-backed alliance of Kurdish and Arab militias, "have completely surrounded and besieged the Islamist militants inside Al-Raqqa city from all sides," the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said late on June 29. The gains for anti-IS for... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 10 hours ago
Remember when all we could talk about was how old and crotchety and out-of-date Nancy Pelosi is, and how everything bad that happens to the Democratic Party is her fault because she won't step aside as the party's leader in the House, or possibly kill herself? It seems as if that happened months ago, but it was just last week, after Democrats lost a couple of House special elections. Surely you haven't forgotten. I said at the time that Nancy Pelosi isn't the problem -- yes, Republicans love to portray her in campaign attack ads as an evil progressive witch from the depths of hell, ... more »

In pictures: Islamist rebels assemble all available firepower to stop SAA offensive in east Damascus

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:25 P.M.) – Facing overwhelming odds, Islamist commanders in the east Damascus suburbs have brought in reinforcements and supplies from the East Ghouta while deploying big numbers of mortar and artillery guns to repel the two-pronged assault by the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard. In defence of the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

داعش يدرب أطفالا بأفغانستان للقيام بعمليات إرهابية

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
صرح مصدر أمني في منطقة “درزاب” شمال افغانستان بأن تنظيم داعش الإرهابي يعمل على تدريب أطفال من“جوزجزان” في 16 معسكراً بمناطق خاضعة لسيطرته وذلك عبر غسل الأدمغةٍ الممنهج لاستخدام الأسلحة المتنوعة إضافة إلى القتل وقطع الرقاب . وقال المصدر إن التنظيم الارهابي سعى إلى زرع عقيدته الإرهابية في جيل الأطفال لتكبر وتتنامى معهم. وعبر المسؤولون […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

موقع بلومبرج يكشف عن أغنى 10 أشخاص للعام الجاري

Shady Azar at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
كشف موقع بلومبرج الستار عن أغنى عشر أشخاص في العالم لهذا العام، وبحسب بيانات الموقع فقد تصدر الرجال المراكز العشرة الأولى بإجمال صافي ثروة بلغ نحو 650 مليار دولار,ومن بين أغنى عشر رجال في العالم لهذا العام تصدر 7 أمريكيين القائمة وفي مقدمتهم الملياردير الأمريكي، بيل غيتس. واحتل جيف بيزوس مؤسس شركة أمازون، المركز الثاني […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Iraqi Army hours from historic victory in Mosul after mopping up last ISIS pockets

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:00 P.M.) – Ferocious clashes continued in the Old City of Mosul on Friday after the Iraqi Army launched a massive offensive into the remaining ISIS-held pockets, advancing on three axis at the same time. Thrusting deep into the interior ISIS lines, the Rapid Response Division, Counter Terrorism Units and elements of the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Bilderreihe: Syrische Polizei setzt Frauen als Personenschützer ein

Benjamin T. at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
DAMASKUS, SYRIEN (2:00) – Am Donnerstag beendeten einige weibliche Anwärter die Polizeiakademie in Damaskus erfolgreich, nachdem sie in den vergangenen Monaten eine umfangreiche Ausbildung absolviert haben. Die weiblichen Polizeibeamten konnten bei Schulungen für das AK-47 Gewehr und bei Schulungen für Sicherheitsoperationen gesehen werden. Insgesamt haben sich rund 50 Frauen für den Dienst bei der syrischen […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Bashar Al-Assad’s brother promoted to Major General for Daraa military campaign

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7:10 P.M.) – New rare pictures have emerged of Maher Al-Assad, the famous younger brother of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. Maher, nicknamed the chief, appeared in an army uniform, thus reaffirming his involvement in the Syrian Armed Forces. According to a military source close to Al-Masdar News, Maher Al-Assad was promoted from Brigadier […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Power struggle ensues in Idlib as Al-Qaeda, Turkish proxies target each other

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:30 P.M.) – Due to renewed tensions in Idlib province, the Syrian revolution is now in danger of collapsing from within as factions loyal to Turkey and Al-Qaeda respectively have begun targeting each other in a massive provincial power battle. Although skirmishes remain sporadic for now, the Al-Qaeda affiliated Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

'The Putin Interviews' - Oliver Stone Speaks Out!

Daniel McAdams at 10 hours ago
What makes legendary film-maker Oliver Stone tick? How is he able to reach millions with such powerful messages? What motivated him to make his most recent and very controversial "The Putin Interviews," which is driving the neocons and Washington elites crazy? Today's Liberty Report catches up with Stone from his Paris hotel room for a very lively and spirited conversation. You will not see this kind of interview on the mainstream media, which has been in "attack" mode since the film came out. Watch it here -- and don't miss Stone's surprise ending!

John Pilger's The Invisable Government - "Journalism - Normalizing the Unthinkable"

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*John Pilger's The Invisible Government* *Most Important Documentary* Some days it's more frustrating than others when you're a "Truth Blogger". Google has been playing around big time with blog stats and has for months. Other bloggers have noticed it too. Paul Craig Roberts recently reported that his stats have changed dramatically in the past few months. We know that the PTB have seven ways to Sunday to confuse and/or discourage us. That is why a documentary by noted Truther and *Independent Journalist John Pilger* is like a "shot in the arm" on days like today. In the ab... more »

Monsanto to Fight “Cancer Causing” Label For Its Signature Weedkiller in California

ActivistPost at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By Aaron Kesel Roundup weedkiller maker Monsanto is planning to fight back as California moves closer to labeling the dangerous chemical as “cancer causing.” Glyphosate... more »

House Votes to Make “Space Corps” the Sixth Branch of US Military

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By Jason Ditz The US has an Army, a Navy, an Air Force, a Marine Corps, and a Coast Guard. The House Armed Services Committee... more »

New Nevada Law Legalizes Commercial Hemp Production Despite Federal Prohibition

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By Michael Maharrey Tomorrow, a new Nevada law goes into effect legalizing commercial industrial hemp production in the state, despite a federal ban on the... more »

John Horgan, British Columbia`s Next Premier

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 11 hours ago
updated June 30th/2017.....the below post goes back to 2011....pay special attention to the second to last paragraph....what I wrote over 6 years ago about John Horgan..let's just say I had a vision...and there are more visions from me awaiting...Cheers...congratulations John Horgan (April 8th/2014....I wrote the first bit below immediately after Adrian Dix`s stunning failure in our provincial election...Grant G) May 14th/2013..This is a repost from the time of the B.C. NDP leadership campaign.. I have no words right now, congratulations to the BC Liberals, I won`t be posting f... more »

June 30: William Grant Stairs......

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 11 hours ago
....a Trudeau hero for Canada's 150th birthday. (six stories down.) ___________________________________________________________ http://www.cbc.ca/news/multimedia/hong-kong-after-the-handover-2-decades-of-chinese-rule-1.4183707 I found the story above intriguing because I worked for some time in Hong Kong when it was under British rule. I loved Hong Kong. But much of what is mentioned in this story was happening in the years of British rule. So how come the article doesn't mention that? 1. Hong Kong has no democracy? It had none under the British. It was ruled by a British governor Mo... more »

Report: FBI Conducting 1,000 Active Investigations Into ISIS-Related Threats Throughout The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Charlotte Observer*: *Feds confirm ISIS investigations underway in NC* Shortly after Justin Sullivan was sentenced to life in prison for planning to commit mass murder in support of the Islamic State, U.S. Attorney Jill Rose of Charlotte confirmed that investigations of other suspected ISIS sympathizers continue in North Carolina. A domestic-terrorism expert told the Observer this week that *the North Carolina probes are among some 1,000 active FBI investigations into ISIS-related threats encompassing all 50 states*. One case involves a 29-year-old Waxhaw man accused of lying to ... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 11 hours ago
... Sexually abused by my dad *Middle class teenager groomed abused*

ABC settles suit over what it had called ‘pink slime’

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 11 hours ago
In 2012, ABC’s Jim Avila did a couple reports the entire world reacted to: restaurants and grocery stores were selling meat laced with what became known as, “pink slime.” In the reports, ABC explained that the product was safe to eat but that the company behind it, BPI, wasn’t labeling it when it was included

EPA decision to not ban pesticide raises flags

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 11 hours ago
I’m no longer surprised by what the EPA wants to do and how little it seems to think of or care for our environment. While this decision is a disappointment, I’m not surprised. RELATED ARTICLES: The EPA’s Inspector General is probing whether an agency staffer colluded with Monsanto CNN – Patients: Roundup gave us Cancer

Why strength training is so important for optimal health

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 11 hours ago
By Dr. Mercola Research confirms that exercise is the best “preventive drug” for many common ailments and chronic diseases, from psychiatric disorders and pain to heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. As stated by Dr. Timothy Church, director of preventive medicine research at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge: “Exercise strengthens the entire human machine

They were great pals with the Birther King!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2017What does that say about them:* In the wake of Joe and Mika's silly op-ed column, we liberals need to get clear on a few basic facts: Within the political realm, Trumpism got here long before Trump. Many other people were Donald J. Trump before Trump came along. In 1999 and 2000 (and beyond), Chris Matthews was Trump-before-Trump. Maureen Dowd was also Trump. Because of her dominant role at the Times, no one was willing to say so. When they spent two years inventing crazy claims by Candidate Gore, the mainstream press corps was Trump-before-Trump. Joe and Mi... more »

Courts Order Life Support Switched Off for 10-Month-Old Charlie Gard

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
The parents of the boy, who suffers from a rare mitochondrial disease, had waged a high-profile legal battle to get experimental treatment in the U.S.

What happened at Evergreen College?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
https://youtu.be/Ny7BFnDI9Aw What happened at Evergreen College? This video tries to explain and is worth watching. At too many colleges in the US and the UK you either confirm to the leftist orthodoxy or you have no voice. If you wonder what the West's future looks like, it looks like those screaming protesters. Unless they are shown the error of their ways they'll just continue with their hatred and abuse of the power of the mob.

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago

Do the Trump-Comey “Tapes” Have Wings? Second Letter Sent By US House Intel Committee; Need to Subpoena Them

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 11 hours ago
“Congress must subpoena Trump tapes– and make them public– not simply request them. Only way to make sure all are … Continue reading →

Israel Joins US in Protecting Al-Qaeda, Attacks Syrian Military for Fighting Terrorists

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: Golan]When Syria launched a counter-offensive against Al-Qaeda militants in Golan Heights, it was met with airstrikes from Israel in response.

President Trump: The ‘Era Of Strategic Patience’ With North Korea Has ‘Failed’

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*NBC*: *Trump: ‘Era of Strategic Patience’ with North Korea has ‘Failed’* President Donald Trump was forceful and direct Friday, presenting a united front against what he called the "reckless and brutal regime in North Korea," as he stood next to South Korean President Moon Jae-in. "The North Korean dictatorship has no regard for the safety and security of its people or its neighbors," Trump said in the Rose Garden on Friday. "And has no respect for human life — and that's been proven over and over again." The latest sign of brutality from the regime, Trump said, resulted in the d... more »

Teachers and Kids Terrorized by Out of Control Students

Dr. Duke Pesta at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: teachers-and-kids-terrorized-by-out-of-control-students] When government schools forgo genuine education for socio-political manipulation, the result is poorly educated and unaccountable kids who do not neatly conform to the ideals of the progressive utopians.

New York Times forced to admit “17 US intelligence agencies” narrative is fake news

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 12 hours ago
New York Times finally admits that 17-intelligence agencies Russian hacking narrative was a complete lie. The post New York Times forced to admit “17 US intelligence agencies” narrative is fake news appeared first on The Duran.

MSNBC shock at Dylan Ratigan stating, “Saudi Arabia is funding terrorists!” (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 12 hours ago
MSNBC panel began to laugh at the statement. The post MSNBC shock at Dylan Ratigan stating, “Saudi Arabia is funding terrorists!” (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Backreaction: the same stunning misunderstanding of naturalness as in 2009

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 12 hours ago
Sabine Hossenfelder has some non-convex reproductive organs and the European Union's sexist bureaucrats make sure that it's enough and she doesn't have to understand any science while pretending to be a physicist. But her new text To understand the foundations of physics, study numerology is amazing because it's more than just a repetition of her complete cluelessness about the logic of naturalness that she presented in 2009. Her new text is actually more explicit, and therefore dumber, than the text from the last decade. From the beginning, she boldly tells us that *any* argument ... more »

Dennis Miller's wife compares London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, to the Mayor of Amity, the town in Jaws

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
https://youtu.be/kMJT3Ee8Rz4 Dennis Miller's wife compares London Mayor, Sadiq Khan, to the Mayor of Amity, the town in Jaws. That's a great spot...

Is President Trump About To Start A Global Trade War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Axios:* *Trump overrules cabinet, plots global trade war* With the political world distracted by President Trump's media wars, one of the most consequential and contentious internal debates of his presidency unfolded during a tense meeting Monday in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, administration sources tell Axios. * The outcome, with a potentially profound effect on U.S. economic and foreign policy, will be decided in coming days. * With more than 20 top officials present, including Trump and Vice President Pence, the president and a small band of America First advisers m... more »

Big Pharma Caught Bribing Family Doctors to Prescribe Drug 50X’s Stronger than Heroin

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: fentanyl]Pharmaceutical companies were throwing money at family doctors to push fentanyl for everyday ailments as the death rate increased tenfold.

Is The DCCC Starting To Re-Think Its Hands Off Approach Towards Paul Ryan?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
One of the biggest shocks of the 2016 election was Trump winning Wisconsin. He was the first Republican to win the state since 1984 when Reagan was reelected, defeating Walter Mondale 54.19% to 45.02%. Since then, Michael Dukakis beat George H.W. Bush, Bill Clinton won both times he ran, Al Gore beat George W. Bush, John Kerry beat George W. Bush, Obama beat McCain 56.22% to 42.31%, and Obama beat Romney 52.83% to 45.89%. Trump didn't do much better than Romney-- just 47.9%-- but Hillary underperformed Obama significantly-- 46.9%. Trump beat her statewide 1,490,282 to 1,381,893. B... more »

The first evidence of possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russian hackers finally surfaces.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 12 hours ago
Courtesy of Business Insider: *Hackers believed to be Russian discussed how to steal Hillary Clinton's emails from her private email server and transfer them to Michael Flynn via an intermediary, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday, citing reports compiled by US intelligence agencies investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election. * *One of those intermediaries, according to the Journal, may have been a GOP operative named Peter W. Smith — an 80-year-old opposition researcher who assembled a team of technology experts, lawyers and a Russian-speaking investigator ... more »

Motherland Calls

Lisa Gaufman at Duck of Minerva - 12 hours ago
Y’all are probably sick and tired of hearing about Russia: hacking, colluding, obstructing, peeing, meddling, trolling, spying. I am waiting with terror to see what Stephen Colbert has filmed in the Motherland. So far mispronouncing Sergey Kislyak’s name and fur hat clad ‘Russian hackers’ with vodka and a thick accent have not been particularly impressive. […]

Researcher who tangled with CrossFit loses two more papers

Andrew P. Han at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
An exercise scientist who ran a study of the CrossFit exercise program without an approved human subjects protocol has lost two more papers to retraction. Both papers were retracted on June 26 by the editors of the International Journal of Exercise Science (IJES) with the agreement of last author Steven Devor, a former professor at […] The post Researcher who tangled with CrossFit loses two more papers appeared first on Retraction Watch.

The Kremlin Expects Next Weeks Trump-Putin Meeting Will Clarify Where U.S.-Russian Relations Are Going

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Moscow Times*: *Lavrov: Trump-Putin Meeting Will Bring 'Clarity' on U.S.-Russia Relations* A meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and U.S. President Donald Trump at the G20 summit next month will clarify the issue of cooperation between their two countries, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said today. U.S.-Russia relations are of "special importance" because "the solution to many issues, from maintaining strategic stability to settling regional crises," depends upon them, Lavrov said. The foreign minister characterized the current situation as “abnormal” due t... more »

"Presidential Voter Fraud Panel Starts, 1692"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
https://youtu.be/QLmyd96lTqs Bill Still updates us on US voter fraud, don't expect any coverage on the President Donald Trump hating BBC.

Libtards demand civility in the wake of Trump's latest tweets...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*Sen. Susan Collins*‏Verified account @SenatorCollinsFollowMoreThis has to stop – we all have a job – 3 branches of gov’t and media. We don’t have to get along, but we must show respect and civility. 8:18 AM - 29 Jun 2017 Civility? After the left has demonized, insulted, harassed, and otherwise acted like jackasses? Not going to happen because we're fed up. *T.L. Davis says it best:* [...] The call for civility is a call for surrender, because it is only the right that understands it. The collectivists work against every sense of civility. It is their tactic to assault civ... more »

Kentucky has passed law allowing public schools to teach course on the Bible.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 13 hours ago
Courtesy of Salon: *Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin signed into law a bill that will allow courses on the Bible to be taught in public schools beginning on Friday. Overwhelmingly passed by Kentucky’s Republican-controlled state legislature, HB 128 gives Kentucky school boards the option to add elective courses on Bible literacy to their social studies curriculum. * *“The idea that we would not want this to be an option for people in school, that would be crazy. I don’t know why every state would not embrace this, why we as a nation would not embrace this,” Bevin said during a public... more »

TPPF Applauds President's Statement to Repeal Obamacare

Content Multimedia - 13 hours ago
By Chip Roy Texas Public Policy Foundation applauds President Donald Trump’s statement to fully repeal and replace Obamacare. A full and immediate repeal of Obamacare – a long-awaited promise from leaders in Washington, D.C. – and return of healthcare authority to the states is the best way to solve this policy dilemma. Chip Roy, director of the Center for Tenth Amendment Action at TPPF, issued the following statement:

Mosul Campaign Day 256 Jun 29 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
Destruction in Old City west Mosul (Iraq News Center) The Iraqi forces (ISF) made a huge symbolic victory finally capturing the Nouri Mosque and making other advances in west Mosul. Ninewa We Are Coming commander General Abdul Amir Rasheed Yarallah announced that the mosque and the Islamic State’s headquarters in Sargkhana, both in the Old City, were freed by the ISF. Bab Lakash, Bab al-Jadid and Bab al-Baid, which has been declared liberated twice, were still under siege, and the government’s troops were also moving towards Makawi and Shahar Suq. To the north Shifawas said to ha... more »

NYT Finally Retracts Russia-gate Canard

Robert Parry at 13 hours ago
[image: undefined] The New York Times has finally admitted that one of the favorite Russia-gate canards – that all 17 U.S. intelligence agencies concurred on the assessment of Russian hacking of Democratic emails – is false. On Thursday, the Times appended a correction to a June 25 article that had repeated the false claim, which has been used by Democrats and the mainstream media for months to brush aside any doubts about the foundation of the Russia-gate scandal and portray President Trump as delusional for doubting what all 17 intelligence agencies supposedly knew to be true. In... more »

Mad Dog's Pathetic Syrian Chemical Attack Propaganda

Kurt Nimmo at 13 hours ago
[image: undefined] It’s obvious Mad Dog and the war-makers take us for complete idiots. On Wednesday Trump’s Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis, otherwise fondly known as Mad Dog, said Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian government backed down on a chemical attack after a stern warning from the United States. “It appears that they took the warning seriously,” Mad Dog told reporters. “They didn’t do it.” It is common practice now for the government to make outrageous claims and not bother to offer a scintilla of evidence. This was certainly the case with Mad Dog’s claim earlier in the week ... more »

Germany Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage After Merkel U-Turn

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
German lawmakers voted to legalize "marriage for everybody," granting full rights to same-sex couples.

Ports Recover, but Ukraine Still Disrupted by Cyberattack

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
Bank branches remain closed in Ukraine, but Danish shipping giant says operations are "close to normal."

RSS Adjust Their Temperatures–Guess Which Way?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood For years, RSS have been an embarrassment to the climate establishment. Their satellite data has consistently shown the pause in global temperatures since 1998, which so many scientists have attempted to explain. At the same time, the surface datasets of GISS, NOAA and HADCRUT have diverged, with the help of adjustments, to […]

MANUFACTURED THEFT: A change in tone!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2017Conclusion—On C-Span, Rosenthal bails:* Elisabeth Rosenthal's book, An American Sickness, was released on April 10. One week later, on April 17, Rosenthal taped an hour-long interview for After Words, the weekly C-Span program. She was interviewed by Dr. David Blumenthal, president of the Commonwealth Fund. As best we can tell, the program aired for the first time on Sunday, May 14; you can watch it here. Due to an editing error, the C-Span site mistakenly suggests that it runs *two* hours. As we'll note at the end of this report, Rosenthal adopts a surprisi... more »

TEPCO Officials Absurdly Claim the Fukushima Daiichi Disaster was Impossible to Predict

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 13 hours ago
TEPCO officials are pleading "not guilty" as their trial launches: Ex-Tepco execs plead not guilty as trial starts over Fukushima crisis (June 30, 2017). The Mainichi https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20170630/p2g/00m/0dm/043000c (Kyodo) -- Former top company officials responsible for the Fukushima Daiichi power plant pleaded not guilty Friday as they stood trial for their alleged failure to prevent the nuclear meltdown disaster triggered by the 2011 tsunami. Appearing before the Tokyo District Court for the first criminal trial over the disaster, Tsunehisa Katsumata, 77, then... more »

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