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Thomas Paine

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

7 June - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:35pm MDT

Rutgers prof announces retraction on his blog

Andrew P. Han at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
A Rutgers computer scientist is retracting a conference proceedings via an unusual channel: his personal blog. On April 7, Anand Sarwate wrote that he was retracting a mathematical proof from the proceedings from the 2016 IEEE International Conference on Acoustics, Speech, and Signal Processing (ICASSP), after discovering errors that invalidated the result. He explains in the […] The post Rutgers prof announces retraction on his blog appeared first on Retraction Watch.

A retraction gets retracted — but the first author’s contract is still terminated

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
After issuing a retraction notice May 30 for a biomedical engineering paper, the journal has since pulled the notice, citing “a potential problem.” After doing some digging, we’ve learned more about the “potential problem.” Apparently, the retraction was requested by Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore. NTU has been investigating the first author for months, after it received […] The post A retraction gets retracted — but the first author’s contract is still terminated appeared first on Retraction Watch.

‘10,000-year-old’ Native American site found on California island

White Wolf at White Wolf - 12 hours ago
In this June 2017 photos provided by the National Park Service people work at an archaeological site, found during rehabilitation of a 19th-century ranch house on Santa Rosa Island in Channel Islands National Park off the coast of Southern California. A project to rehabilitate a 19th century ranch house on one of the Channel Islands off Southern California has led to the discovery of another ancient Native American site in the archipelago, the National Park Service said Tuesday. Archaeologists discovered stone tools representative of early North American Paleoindians when the main ... more »

The Willcox Formulation

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
If you read the article by Yigal Carmon, which I quoted from and linked to here, you’ll have seen the appendix which contains a transcript of the last will and testament of the martyr Hanadi Jaradat, a female Palestinian suicide bomber who exploded herself in Haifa, (2003) in the name of Allah the Merciful and Compassionate, taking 21 people with her and injuring 51. Allah’s compassion and mercy is obviously quite selective. If you’re perplexed by the BBC’s (and, to be fair, most of the UK media's ) refusal to connect the terrorism perpetrated in countries around the world and here ... more »

Who should I vote for tomorrow in the general election?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
Can you completely trust Theresa May? Of course not. Will she see Brexit thorough? Maybe, maybe not. Will she take the tough decisions re the Islamist terrorism threat? Not on the evidence of the past but maybe she's finally seen sense? Will she bring prosperity for all? Don't be daft. But the alternatives are so bad that you should just hold your nose and vote Conservative. So how about voting Labour? Are you insane? A party lead by someone who supported the aims of the IRA, consorted with the IRA, calls Hamas and Hezbollah his friends and voted against taking action to... more »

US Paints Iran as Major Threat- Then ISIS Attacks Iran

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 12 hours ago
*Not to mention that just yesterday the US attacked an Iranian militia allied with Syria- On Syrian territory.* *Covered yesterday: US Airstrikes Hit SAA Allies, Again: US Backed Kurds Move on Raqqa* *Followed up with: **Lavrov:Deconfliction zones in Syria announced without Damascus’ consent illegitimate * *Soufan Group * *(Read all information at Soufan page) * *The Trump administration has characterized Iran as a major threat to U.S. national security, nearly on par with that of North Korea. * *• President Trump has equated the terrorism threat from Iran with that of Sunni Musl... more »

Trump's War Against Rural Voters

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Lindsey Graham, who fancies himself a bit of a stand up comic, got off a hilarious one yesterday. He said he doesn't believe Trump was colluding with the Russians because Trump isn't even able tp collude with his own staff. It would be even funnier if we soon read that racist pig Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III or IV gets fired as Attorney General after giving up a for-life Senate seat to work for the volatile Trumpanzee. And, speaking of comedy, the whole nation-- except maybe Republicans up for reelection-- is looking forward to Trump live-Tweeting the Comey testimony in front... more »

If Erdogan puts troops in Qatar, he is signing his death warrant

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 12 hours ago
Erodgan could be making the biggest mistake of his life. The post If Erdogan puts troops in Qatar, he is signing his death warrant appeared first on The Duran.

US Deep State working with CNN to pin the blame of Saudi – Qatar conflict on Russia

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 12 hours ago
It was Russian hackers, according to CNN anonymous sources. The post US Deep State working with CNN to pin the blame of Saudi – Qatar conflict on Russia appeared first on The Duran.

A communist terrorist group in Albania must be condemned by all friends of Iran

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 12 hours ago
The Albanian based MEK could have helped Saudi funded ISIS to carry out the terrorist attack on Tehran. The post A communist terrorist group in Albania must be condemned by all friends of Iran appeared first on The Duran.

WW3 is on the horizon. Turkey set to approve “fast-track” deployment of troops to Qatar

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 12 hours ago
Turkey's Parliament fast tracks bill approving deployment of troops to Qatar. The post WW3 is on the horizon. Turkey set to approve “fast-track” deployment of troops to Qatar appeared first on The Duran.

BREAKING: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards say Saudi Arabia is behind terrorist attacks in Tehran

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 12 hours ago
Iran's Revolutionary Guards have accused Saudi Arabia of being behind the terrorist attacks in Tehran. The post BREAKING: Iran’s Revolutionary Guards say Saudi Arabia is behind terrorist attacks in Tehran appeared first on The Duran.

Trump’s Republican Problem on Russia Sanctions

Dimitri Alexander Simes at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
On the question of removing sanctions against Russia, President Donald Trump faces just as much resistance from Congressional Republicans as he does from their Democratic counterparts. To make matters more difficult for him, his traditional opponents in the party are not the only ones dissenting on this issue. Some legislators generally supportive of Trump have also moved to block him from discontinuing sanctions. Even before Trump took office at the start of this year, Congress took concrete steps to consolidate and expand sanctions against Russia. On January 10th, Senators Ben C... more »

Who Would Win a War Between China and Japan?

James Holmes at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*A Sino-Japanese war could break out over matters Westerners deem inconsequential. It would be a coalition war, and it could be big, bad, and long. The US-Japan alliance might appear solid in the early going, obscuring subterranean fractures within the alliance. Yet transpacific unity might dissipate should the struggle wear on and American resolve flag -- exposing these fissures. These are matters worth clarifying in allied circles now, before things turn ugly.* Let's not understate the likelihood of war in East Asia or kid ourselves that the United States can remain aloof should... more »

No Dump Alliance Announces (with Joy) International Nuclear Waste Dump Plan Dead

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
*PRESS RELEASE IN FULL:* *No Dump Alliance relieved as Jay announces international nuclear waste dump plan ‘dead’.* MEDIA RELEASE ‒ JUNE 7, 2017 www.nodumpalliance.org.au The No Dump Alliance today welcomed Premier Jay Weatherill’s statement that an international nuclear waste dump will not be pursued by his Government. Premier Weatherill outlined that there is “no foreseeable opportunity for this" and confirmed he would not pursue any nuclear waste plans if his party was re-elected. Despite the loss of bi-partisan support for the international waste dump plan late last year the L... more »

Around The Empire – Episode 22: Shadow Wars And The Manchester Bombing

Dan Wright at Shadowproof - 12 hours ago
Dan and Joanne speak with author and scholar Dr. Christopher Davidson about manipulation of the Middle East by Western powers, the use of extremist groups as a strategic asset, the strife and extremism that has resulted. We also focus on the recent attack in Manchester by a man who fought The post Around The Empire – Episode 22: Shadow Wars And The Manchester Bombing appeared first on Shadowproof.

The James Comey round up.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 13 hours ago
Unless you have been living in a cave you are undoubtedly aware that tomorrow former FBI director James Comey is going to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee. And as a prelude to that event there has been a veritable tidal wave of breaking news stories which paint a very troubling picture for one Donald J. Trump. First up, Trump's a liar. Courtesy of CNN: *In his much-anticipated congressional testimony on Thursday, fired FBI Director James Comey will dispute President Donald Trump's interpretation of their conversations, according to sources familiar with Comey's ... more »

Former Islamic Extremist: Europe Is In The Midst Of A Full Blown Islamic Insurgency

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 13 hours ago
Published on Jun 6, 2017 In an interview with Fox News former Islamic extremist Maajid Nawaz breaks down just how much danger Europe is in from Islam. end

California Christians Must Register Bibles as Assault Weapons?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
A satirical story led some to believe that a new California law requires Bibles to be registered as assault weapons.

Trump to Nominate Ex-Justice Department Official to Lead FBI

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
Christopher Wray also served as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie's personal lawyer during an investigation into lane closings on the George Washington Bridge.

Washington Prepares For Former FBI Director Comey's Testimony On Thursday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Cautious Comey expected in U.S. hearing on Trump-Russia probes* Former FBI chief James Comey will likely hold back from accusing President Donald Trump of trying to interfere with an investigation into links between Trump's election campaign team and Russian officials when he testifies in Congress this week, legal sources said. Comey's highly anticipated appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday could be a turning point in a controversy that has rocked Trump's young administration. In his first public remarks since Trump fired him last month, Come... more »

World News Briefs -- June 7, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*BBC: **Iran attacks: 'IS' hits Parliament and Khomeini mausoleum* Twin attacks on the Iranian parliament and Ayatollah Khomeini's mausoleum in the capital, Tehran, have killed at least 12 people and injured many more. The assault on the parliament appears to be over, after hours of intermittent gunfire there. A suicide bomber detonated a device at the mausoleum. Iranian officials say they managed to foil a third attack. The Islamic State (IS) group has claimed it carried out the attacks, which would be a first in Iran. *Read more* .... *MIDDLE EAST* At least 12 killed in *rar... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 7, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*The Hill:* *Pentagon: 'Hundreds' of US troops in fight for Raqqa* The Pentagon on Tuesday said “hundreds” of U.S. troops were involved in the military campaign to recapture the city of Raqqa from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS). Department of Defense spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis said that the United States will use AH-64 Apache helicopters and Marine Corps artillery to support Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) — a group of Kurdish and Arab fighters — as they attempt to retake Raqqa, the de facto capital of ISIS. *Read more *.... *Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- Ju... more »

Declassified Docs Prove US Gov’t Knowingly Armed ISIS, Claimed Weapons Were ‘Lost’

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: weapons]A declassified audit report suggests the billion dollars worth of lost US weapons managed to make it into the hands of terrorists.

Ontario Passes Law to Take Children From Parents Who Oppose “Gender Expression”

Dave Bohon at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: ontario-passes-law-to-take-children-from-parents-who-oppose-gender-expression] Canada's Ontario province has passed a law empowering government to take children from parents who oppose the “gender identity” or “gender expression” of their child.

"Faith Goldy: How the EU Made Greece a Muslim Ghetto"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
https://youtu.be/BUwoegwG-jA An aspect of the recent Muslim immigration into Europe that I've not heard much about before watching this video.

A story Jonathan Capehart likes!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2017A dream of death panels restored:* We've never met Jonathan Capehart. Observed through the screen, he has always struck us as a very nice, good decent person. He has also always struck us as a person who could write an opinion piece like the one which appears in this morning's hard-copy Washington Post. It appears beneath an awful headline. To read the piece, click here: "The real reason working-class whites continue to support Trump" That's the headline above Capehart's piece. Questions: Do *some* working-class whites support Donald J. Trump? Or do they... more »

In pictures: Saudi-backed group actively uses child fighters against rival jihadists in Damascus

Ivan Castro at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:25 P.M.) – Child fighters are once again a relevant topic when mentioning Syrian War, with images emerged in social media showing Saudi-backed Jaish Al-Islam (Army of Islam) group recruiting and training underages. Reports indicate that islamists lure young boys with high salaries for participating in the battles. Those, who agree to join […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

İran’dan ”Saldırının arkasında Suudi Arabistan var, intikam alacağız” açıklaması

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
İran Devrim Muhafızları, bugün yaşanan saldırıların arkasında Suudi Arabistan’ın olduğunu söyledi. Kısa bir süre önce, İran Devrim Muhafızları tarafından yapılan yazılı açıklamada; “Tahran’da bugün olanlar için intikam alacağız. Saldırının arkasında Suudi Arabistan vardır” denildi. Açıklamada, “Bu saldırı, ABD Başkanı ve terörizmi destekleyen Suudi liderlerin görüşmesinden bir hafta sonra meydana geldi. DEAŞ’ın bu saldırıyı üstlendiği gerçeği, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

شاهد كيف رصدت طائرة مسيرة إيرانية طائرة استطلاع أميركية فوق البادية السورية

نشرت مصادر ايرانية فديو مصور من طائرة بدون طيار يوضح عملية رصد وتتبع طائرة امريكية مسيرة عن بعد فوق مناطق شرقي دمشق في البادية السورية. وبحسب ذات المصادر فإن الطائرة التي رصدت القوات الحليفة وتبعتها ضربات جوية من طائرات حربية امريكية هي نفسها ضمن الفديو. وتعليقاً على العدوان السافر الذي شنته طائرات التحالف والقوى التابعة على […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Syrian Army pounds jihadi rebels in Daraa as major offensive begins

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5: 00 P.M.) – The long-awaited battle for the southern province of Daraa has just begun with the Syrian Army carrying out heavy aerial bombardment on rebel hideouts. More than 20 airstrikes have been conducted since early morning, along with scores of the improvised, highly-destructive Elephant surface-to-surface missiles that have rocked the rebel […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

قائد غرفة عمليات حلفاء سوريا: ضبط النفس لن يطول والمنظومات الصاروخية جاهزة للرد

Shady Azar at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
أعلن قائد غرفة عمليات قوات حلفاء سوريا أن القوات المتحالفة لن تستمر طويلا في سياسة ضبط النفس مؤكدا أن المنظومات الصاروخية جااهزة للرد على أي اعتداء جديد لقوات التحالف. وتعليقاً على العدوان السافر الذي شنته طائرات التحالف والقوى التابعة على لها على وحدات من قوات الجيش العربي السوري وحلفاؤه في البادية السورية ، قال قائد […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

مقتل 12 شخصا وإصابة 39 في هجومين إرهابيين في طهران وداعش يتبنى

Shady Azar at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
قتل 12 شخصاً وأصيب 39 آخرون جراء هجومين ارهابيين وقعا اليوم داخل مبنى مجلس الشورى الإسلامي الإيراني وفي مرقد الإمام الخميني في طهران وتبناهما تنظيم داعش الإرهابي. وقال مسؤول الإسعاف الطبي في إيران بيرحسين كوليوند في تصريح له: “إن حصيلة الهجومين الإرهابيين في طهران بلغت 12 قتيلا و39 جريحا حتى الآن” مبينا أن عمليات الإنقاذ […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: US airstrikes hit pro-Syrian government forces near Iraqi borders

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4: 10 P.M.) – The US-coalition has conducted, yesterday evening, another airstrike against forces allied with the Syrian government in the northeastern countryside of Homs. “The Coalition destroyed additional pro-regime forces that advanced inside the well-established de-conflication zone in southern Syria on June 6,” a statement released by the Pentagon read. The General […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Terroranschlag im Iran – Fünf IS Terroristen in Teheran greifen Parlament und Mausoleum an

Fünf Bewaffnete haben Teheran in Schockzustand versetzt, acht Menschen wurden dabei getötet, Dutzende verletzt und eine Geiselnahme im Gange. Während zwei Terroristen in Frauenbekleidung, im vierten und fünften Stockdes Parlamentes herumschossen, taten dies weitere im Khomenei Mausololeum wo einer der Angreifer erschossen wurde sowie einer sich in die Luft sprengte. Eine fünfte weibliche Terroristen wurde […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Od ratovanja umorni pobunjenici u okolici Damaska žele pomirenje

Ziggy Stardust at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
Damask, Sirija (2:26 AM) –Samo nekoliko tjedana nakon dogovora o pomirbi koji je prislio pobunjenike na napuštanje njihovih posljednjih uporišta u Damasku, četvrti Qaboun, Barzeh i Tishreen, nezadovoljni pobunjenici u obližnjoj Harasti počeli su razgovore sa sirijskom vladom o potencijalnom dogovoru o pomirbi. Slično prethodnim dogovorima, dio pobunjenika uredio bi svoj status sa sirijskom vladom […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز


Anon at Aangirfan - 14 hours ago
Above we see a YouGov prediction for the 8 June 2017 General Election in the UK. According to the YouGov poll, UK Home Secretary Amber Rudd will be defeated in her constituency of Hastings and Rye metro. *According to the YouGov poll:* The Conservatives (blue) will win 302 seats, and will not have a majority over all the other parties. The opposition Labour Party (red) will win 269 seats. Jeremy Corbyn's surge. YouGov polling at the start of the general election campaign suggests 53% of people with no qualifications plan to vote Conservative. ... The better educated peopl... more »

Why Hitler's Most Powerful Battleship Ever Refused to Sink

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*On May 24, southwest of Iceland, Bismarck and Prinz Eugen tangled with the battleship HMS Prince of Wales and the aging battlecruiser HMS Hood. Trading armored protection for speed, Hood’s designers had left it dangerously exposed to enemy fire. Hits from the German task force ignited an ammunition fire that raged out of control on Hood. Within ten minutes a titanic explosion shook the Denmark Strait as the fire reached the aft magazine. Hood broke in half and sank, taking 1,418 men with it.* *Bismarck, despite its stunning victory, had not emerged from the battle unscathed. Hit ... more »

How to Win the South China Sea Showdown: Tourism?

Andrew Chubb at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
In late April, Philippine authorities began transporting building supplies to the disputed Spratly archipelago to upgrade their facilities there. The centrepiece of the US$32 million project will be the refurbishment and lengthening of the potholed runway on Thitu Island, along with solar power and desalination plants. Officials in Manila hope this will open up the islands to tourism — one of many ways regional states are attempting to ‘civilianise’ their presence in the disputed South China Sea. With their turquoise lagoons, white beaches, abundant marine life and remote mystique... more »

Why Venezuela Proves That Russia Is Still a World Power

Nikolas K. Gvosdev at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
One of the problems with continuing to box Russia into the European policy box is that Moscow, while not wielding all the resources of the former Soviet Union, can still wield influence in a number of different regions around the world. This myopia continually ignores the Russian role in East Asia as a factor for U.S. strategy in the region, notwithstanding Moscow’s strategic partnership with China and its balancing economic diplomacy with both Japan and Korea. It underestimates the impact of the complicated balancing game that Russia has undertaken in the Middle East between Turk... more »

The U.S. Army's Answer to Russia's Growing Military Might: More Missiles and Munitions

Sandra Erwin at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
An eye-opening item in the 2018 defense budget request is the serious money that the U.S. Army is pumping into its arsenal of high-tech missiles and munitions. The justification is simple: Army leaders fear they have insufficient firepower to go head to head against Russia if war broke out in Eastern Europe. They want to ramp up production, and soon. They are asking for $3 billion worth of missiles and precision-guided munitions in the 2018 budget, and have submitted to Congress an additional $2.3 billion munitions wish list as part of the military’s “unfunded requirements” the s... more »

The U.S. Navy's New Aircraft Carrier Has a Secret Weapon: Electromagnetic Force

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*The USS Ford is able to generate 13,800 volts of electrical power, more than three times the 4,160 volts that a Nimitz-class carrier generates, Navy engineers have explained.* *The EMALS system is also engineered to work in tandem with the USS Ford’s new Advanced Arresting Gear, or AAG. Unlike the existing hydraulic system used on current aircraft carriers, AAG is a mechanical electrical system with a cable that spins a water twister.* *Similar to EMALS, the AAG is also designed to reduce stress on the airframe during the landing process.* The Navy now plans to use electromagnet... more »

More news management

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
Here we go again. As detailed by Alan at *Biased BBC, *we're once more in that weird situation where the BBC is holding back from reporting details that many other media outlets (newspapers like the *Daily Mirror, Daily Telegraph, Daily Mail, The Sun, The Evening Standard,* etc) have already reported. The BBC News website has reported that a nursery worker has been subjected to a knife attack in London. It *hasn't*, however, reported what all of those newspapers have been reporting: that the three "Asian" girls who carried out the attack are said to have chanted the name of "Alla... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 233 Jun 6 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Civilians fleeing fighting in WMosul (New York Times) Progress in west Mosul has been very slow as many predicted. The Federal Police claimed they held 75% of Zinjali. On June 3 they said they had up to 85% of the neighborhood. These types of figures are always changing depending upon the source, and are also driven by the government’s desire to always have positive news come out about the battle. Yesterday, the Federal Police and Rapid Reaction Division attacked the Old City district from the north to try to make a breakthrough. The district has held up the police for four months... more »

AP: Fewer Illegals Applying for Food Stamps; Fear Deportation

Raven Clabough at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: ap-fewer-illegals-applying-for-food-stamps-fear-deportation] President Trump’s efforts to crack down on illegal immigration have proven somewhat successful, and a new report by the Associated Press reveals that fewer illegal immigrants are applying for food stamps for fear they may be deported if their immigration status becomes known.

Live Love

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago

HIGH DRAMA AHEAD: Thrillingly, the Post sets the scene!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7, 2017Part 3—Journalistic porn:* Yay yay yay yay yay yay! It's going to be so exciting! As Joy Reid mentioned on Monday night, we liberals are popping our corn. At least by yesterday afternoon, CNN had its countdown clock in action: According to the countdown clock, it was 39 hours 24 minutes 17 seconds until the God would start to speak! Yay yay yay yay yay! We could hardly wait! Needless to say, the air of high drama was being built around Thursday morning's testimony by James B. Comey—AKA, Comey the God. Comey has succeeded in casting himself in opposition t... more »

The War on Drugs Killed More People in 2016 Than US Troops Killed in Vietnam War

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: drug]For the first time in US history, more Americans have died of drug overdoses in a single year than all those killed in the Vietnam War.

CA House Passes Bill to Ban Cops from Helping Feds Bust People for Pot

Justin Gardner at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: cannabis]These states have legalized recreational cannabis use, and they have no intention of helping the federal government continue carrying out its war on people.

This is why I voted for Trump...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 15 hours ago
*may God protect him.* *Some great deals at Amazon today* *A short statement about Jeff Bezos offering a cut rate Prime plan for EBT users. * *Let's first hear from a "conservative" site:* To think Amazon couldn’t get any bolder in their seeming quest for consumer-world domination—they’re now ultimately awarding and enabling folks who are unemployed. How? They’ve just declared discounted, Prime memberships to those on government assistance and food stamps. (What a way to incentivize slacktivism and thwart job prospect.) source Anyone who thinks that a half-price Prime membersh... more »

National Antiwar & Social Justice Conference in Richmond, Virginia

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Phil Wilayto - Editor, The Virginia Defender; Coordinator, 2017 UNAC Conference Ph: 804-247-3731 or DefendersFJE@hotmail.com Hundreds of activists from around the United States and many other countries will gather in Richmond, Virginia, June 16-18 for a national conference: “Stop the Wars at Home & Abroad: Building a Movement Against War, Injustice & Repression!” The conference, to be held at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, is being hosted by the United National Antiwar Coalition, one of the largest progressive coalitions in the co... more »

Pentagon Report: China's Military Buildup Is Global

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
China will be able to use reclaimed land to enhance its presence in the South China Sea, the Pentagon. Reuters *DW*: *US report warns of China military development overseas* A Pentagon report says Beijing may be looking to build a base in Pakistan. The document also suggests that China may be spending a great deal more on defense than it has admitted. The US Defense Department released a report saying it had reason to suspect that China could be eyeing Pakistan as a possible location for a foreign military base. The Pentagon said on Tuesday that the world can expect a more militar... more »

President Trump Nominates Christopher Wray To Be The Next FBI Director

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
I will be nominating Christopher A. Wray, a man of impeccable credentials, to be the new Director of the FBI. Details to follow. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 7, 2017 *Washington Post*: *Trump to nominate Christopher Wray as next FBI director* President Trump announced Wednesday that he would nominate Christopher A. Wray — a white collar criminal defense attorney who led the Justice Department’s Criminal Division during the George W. Bush administration — to serve as the next FBI director. Trump posted the announcement on Twitter, declaring Wray a “man of impeccable... more »

Did Ted Cruz Say Southern States Should Build Nuclear Weapons to Protect Their Beliefs?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
A site with a disclaimer warning that its quotes are "total baloney" published the false story.

Massachusetts Medical Pot Dispensary Selling Marijuana Pizza

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
The 6-inch cheese pizzas sell for $38 apiece.

Obama’s Burial Plot is a Massive Waste of Taxpayer Money?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
Claims that President Obama has a planned a lavish burial plot are false and originated with a well-known fake news site.

Donald Trump is now apparently pissed off at his own Attorney General. Probably because he cannot make the Russia investigations go away.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
Courtesy of the New York Times: *Few Republicans were quicker to embrace President Trump’s campaign last year than Jeff Sessions, and his reward was one of the most prestigious jobs in America. But more than four months into his presidency, Mr. Trump has grown sour on Mr. Sessions, now his attorney general, blaming him for various troubles that have plagued the White House. * *The discontent was on display on Monday in a series of stark early-morning postings on Twitter in which the president faulted his own Justice Department for its defense of his travel ban on visitors from cer... more »

Hey Intercept, Something is Very Wrong with Reality Winner and the NSA Leak

Peter Van Buren at - 15 hours ago
[image: undefined] *NSA "leaker" Reality Winner* An NSA document purporting to show Russian military hacker attempts to access a Florida company which makes voter registration software is sent anonymously toThe Intercept. A low-level NSA contractor, Reality Winner, above, is arrested almost immediately. What’s wrong with this picture? A lot. *Who Benefits?* Start with the question of who benefits — *cui bono*— same as detectives do when assessing a crime. — Trump looks bad as another trickle of information comes out connecting something Russian to something 2016 election. Intelli... more »

Protection of US Veterans and Service Members From Predatory Financial Practices Undermined By HR 10 Financial Choice Act of 2017; VFW Letter Opposing HR 10

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 15 hours ago
Republican (majority) Congressman Hensarling is selling out US Service Members and Veterans; the general population, and greenlighting a new financial … Continue reading →

Why We Need the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and Why Republicans Want It Dead

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 15 hours ago
Republican (majority) Congressman Hensarling is selling out Americans and greenlighting a new financial crisis, all apparently for a little over … Continue reading →

US Congressman Kildee: Republican Dodd-Frank Repeal Gives Massive Handout to Wall Street on the Backs of Hardworking Americans

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 15 hours ago
This attempted repeal of Dodd-Frank was apparently bought by a little over $4.5 million in campaign donations to Republican (majority) … Continue reading →

Join me in saying a prayer

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
Readers from all over the world come to this blog, and I would like to ask all of you, in whatever country you may be, today to say a prayer, a prayer that God may help us against a surging tide of evil. There have been some very positive developments. We have so far avoided […]

Eric Trump Calls Father’s Critics ‘Not Even People’

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 16 hours ago
Eric Trump told Fox News' Sean Hannity on 6 June 2017 that critics of his father are 'not even people.'

Police Find Body in Thames River During Search for Xavier Thomas of France, Who Would be 8th London Bridge Victim

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 16 hours ago
Police in London searching for an individual missing since the 3 June 2017 London Bridge recovered a body from the Thames.

Is Trump's Infrastructure Plan Just An Excuse For A Privatization Agenda?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
You might not know it from Señor Trumpanzee's demented early morning tweet storms since Monday, but this is what the Regime dubbed "Infrastructure Week." Not counting all the deranged distractions, he kicked off Infrastructure Week with an announcement that he's going to try to privatize U.S. air traffic control. Señor signed a memo and letter to Congress outlining his a plan written by a lobbyist who the airline industry gifted to the chair of the filthy-corrupt House Transportation Committee, Bill Shuster (who also received $148,499 in airline industry bribes last year alone). ... more »

South Korea Suspends Deployment Of U.S. Missile Defense System Pending An 'Environmental Review'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*South China Morning Post*: *South Korea’s president Moon halts deployment of more THAAD missile launchers until ‘environmental impact’ probe is done* *Hundreds of Seongju residents have protested over what they see as potential hazards posed by the batteries* South Korea will suspend any further deployment of a controversial US missile defence system until an environmental impact assessment ordered by new President Moon Jae-in is finished, his office said Wednesday. Seoul agreed last year under Moon’s ousted predecessor, Park Geun-hye, to deploy the powerful missile intercept s... more »

Islamic State Takes Responsibility For Today's Attack On The Iranian Parliament And On Ayatollah Khomeini's Mausoleum

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*New York Times*: *Islamic State Claims Deadly Iran Attacks on Parliament and Khomeini Tomb* At least 12 people were killed and 39 others wounded Wednesday morning in a pair of devastating attacks on two of Iran’s most potent symbols: the national Parliament and the mausoleum of the Islamic Republic’s founder, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini. The Islamic State immediately issued a claim of responsibility; if that is found to be true, the attacks would be the terrorist group’s first major assault within Iran’s borders. Suspicions in Tehran were also directed at Saudi Arabia, Iran’s ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*American Higher Education: An Autopsy* Throughout American history, our colleges and universities have enjoyed a respect, even a reverence, from the American people. And for good reason: A college degree has long been seen as the ticket to the American Dream—as the merit-based path onward and upward. No more. Over the past half-century, a growing number of America’s campuses have come to be seen by those who pay for them as inefficient and thus overly expensive, at best, or as anti-individual liberty and thus anti-American, at worst. For some critics, they fail on both counts. O... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
Results released today from a new *Washington Post*/ABC poll: Results from the same poll that were released on Monday: So approximately 60% of Americans think Trump fired Comey to protect himself, and approximately 60% oppose the president's decision to withdraw from the Paris agreement -- but Republicans are overwhelmingly out of step with the American public as a whole. And yet nearly every day we're subjected to another media deep dive into the thinking of hardcore Trump supporters in the heartland. The implication is that Trump's critics live in an elitist bubble, and only... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*A cost benefit analysis of CO2 emissions* *Economist Richard Tol below provides breakthrough clarity by showing the private benefit of carbon dioxide -- because of the benefits of energy use -- is far greater than its social cost. Note that not all benefits of CO2 are quantified below: Its fertilizing effect on plants, for instance* The Private Benefit of Carbon and its Social Cost By Richard S.J. Tol Abstract: The private benefit of carbon is the value, at the margin, of the energy services provided by the use of fossil fuels. It is the weighted average of the price of ener... more »

Fact check: Could the new ‘supercharged’ antibiotic really spell the end of drug resistance?

Madlen Davies at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 17 hours ago
Scientists claim their beefed up version of vancomycin could ‘eliminate the threat’ of superbugs. But experts say it will not work against the majority of deadly infections.

Leadership 2017 Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 17 hours ago
The latest from the federal NDP's leadership campaign... - Charlie Angus has made his pitch for a national pharmacare program as one way of reducing health care inequality. - Guy Caron's proposal for tax reform features plenty of progressive ideas to bring in more public revenue, including through inheritance and wealth taxes. And his subsequent announcement that electoral reform will be his top priority in the next Parliament offers some needed hope for progressives who have seen the Libs break their promise yet again. - Niki Ashton's announcement that she's expecting has attracted... more »

Someone has just declared war on Iran

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 17 hours ago
Terrorist acts of brutality and terrorist attacks in the service of traditional war are two different things. The post Someone has just declared war on Iran appeared first on The Duran.

“You wish you were being f*cked by me.” New Jersey Councilman Richard Jassterzbski may be the new face of the Republican party.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
Courtesy of Raw Story: *GOP Councilman Richard Jassterzbski has been accused of harassment after yelling at and berating Susan Enderly-Peracchio, a Passaic County Regular Republican Organization employee. * *“You wish you were being f*cked by me,” Jasterzbski said, according to a video filmed by Enderly-Peracchio’s daughter. “You don’t have to worry about me penetrating you at all. You wanted fair and square and you should have been satisfied with that, but you stood there and you let them corrupt the system of political process.” * *Jassterzbski said he will not apologize to End... more »

Wednesday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 17 hours ago
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. - Dennis Howlett comments on the distortions in Canada's tax system which redistribute money upward to those who need it least: It’s time for Mr. Morneau to deliver a comprehensive and comprehensible tax strategy that will work in 2017 and beyond because, currently, tax breaks for the richest 10 per cent amount to almost $58 billion. That includes the nearly $1 billion a year lost to the stock option loophole that Liberals promised — and failed — to ditch after pressure from CEOs and their lobbyists. Corporate tax loopholes cost anot... more »

Pause For Thought

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
Lest anyone's feeling apprehensive about the election result tomorrow night, here's a poem by a poet and novelist who passed away two days ago that might put things in perspective. It's a poem that admirers of Hans Rosling would write:

Catar pagó mil millones de dólares a Irán y a al-Qaeda para liberar a la familia real y a militantes sirios

Según el diario Financial Times, Catar habría pagado mil millones de dólares estadounidenses para liberar a 26 miembros de la familia real catarí que fueron secuestrados en el sur de Irak durante un viaje de caza y unos 50 militantes capturados por Kataeb Hezbolá -Hezbolá iraquí- en Siria. Según esta información Catar habría pagado al […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Video snimak napredovanja Sirijske vojske protiv FSA

Stefan Agatonović at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEJRUT, LIBAN (10:00) – Sirijska Arapska Armija (SAA) pokrenula je snažan napad u istočnom delu Damask-a, usmeren protiv Slobodne Sirijske Armije (FSA) koju podržava koalicija okupljena oko Amerike, rezultat napada je nekoliko oslobodjenih mesta od strane SAA. Predvodjeni Petim Korpusom, SAA je oslobodila uzvišenje Tal Al-Abd i još nekoliko obližnjih mesta nakon kraće borbe protiv FSA […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

İran parlamentosunda kriz sona erdi: Tüm saldırganlar öldürüldü

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
Bugün sabah saatlerinde başkent Tahran’da, İran parlamentosu ve Humeyni’nin türbesine eş zamanlı terör saldırıları düzenlendi. Saldırıları IŞİD üstlenirken bölgedeki kaynaklar; parlamento binasındaki 7 kişinin hayatını kaybettiğini, 4 kişinin ise esir alındığını duyurmuştu. İran merkezli ajanslar; az önce geçtikleri son dakika haberlerinde, parlamentodaki bütün teröristlerin öldürüldüğünü ve binanın tamamen güvenli olduğunu duyurdu.Yerel kaynakların verdiği bilgilere göre, parlamentoya […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: ISIS militant films himself killing people in Iranian parliament (+18 graphic)

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:50 P.M.) – Moments ago, a disturbing video emerged from the Iranian parliament depicting two ISIS insurgents running rampage inside the building’s 4th and 5th floors, killing state workers at random. At least 8 people have been killed, 4 taken hostage and over 30 injured due to two terror attacks across Tehran on […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Bomba iddia: Katar; İran ve El Kaide bağlantılı gruplara 1 milyar dolar fidye ödedi

Eren Dalkesen at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
Financial Times’da dün yayınlanan habere göre; Katar tarafı, Irak’taki avcı gezisi sırasında Haşd Şabi(İran destekli) tarafından kaçırılan kraliyet ailesi üyelerinin serbest bırakılması için İran ve El-Kaide bağlantılı kuvvetlere yaklaşık 1 milyar dolar fidye verdi. Bu fidye anlaşmasının, Körfez ülkelerinin Doha yönetimi ile ilişkileri kesmesinin tetikleyici sebeplerinden birisi olduğunu belirten gazete; içlerinde kraliyet üyelerinin de bulunduğu […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Vídeo: “hicieron negocio con su sangre”, habla el padre de Omran Daqneesh, el “niño de la ambulancia” de Alepo

El padre de Omran Daqneesh ha concedido una entrevista a los medios de comunicación sirios en el que contó los hechos que tuvieron lugar aquella fatídica noche de verano de 2016 en el que varios aparatos mediáticos de los grpos armados “hicieron negocio con la sangre de Omran” en palabras del padre. El padre afirmó […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Iraqi troops liberate 21 villages on the border with Syria, ISIS expelled from Al-Baaj region

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (0:20 P.M.) – After imposing full control over the Islamic State stronghold of Al-Ba’aj, the Popular Mobilization Units managed to wrestle control of 21 villages and 3 housing complex in barely 48 hours. Continuing the rapid border offensive in western Nineveh, the predominately Shiite PMU captured the villages of Um Thebaa, Al-Sada Zobaa, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Two Syrian Army soldiers killed in US airstrike near Iraqi border

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:50 A.M.) – At least two Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers were killed and over 15 others were wounded after a U.S. warplane attacked their positions near the Al-Tanf Crossing in southeast Homs, Sputnik News reported yesterday. “Two soldiers of the Syrian army were killed, more than 15 were injured as a result […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIS guns down four Egyptian police officers near strategic port city

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:50 A.M.) – According to Amaq Agency, four members of the Egyptian National Police were shot dead on Tuesday by ISIS gunmen south of Arish city, the provincial capital of the Sinai governorate. The police officers were assassinated while spying on ISIS positions, Amaq Agency added. The Islamic State has previously conducted dozens […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIS gunmen storm Iranian parliament as suicide bombing strikes Khomenei Mausoleum

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:25 A.M.) – Five armed militants wrecked havoc in Tehran on Tuesday morning, resulting in the death of 8 Iranians, including a security guard of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC). At least 33 people have also been injured. While two militants stormed the Iranian parliament and opened fire inside the building’s 4th […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Battle for Deir Ezzor reaches critical stages as ISIL makes another push

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:40 A.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIL) launched a powerful offensive in the western countryside of the Deir Ezzor Governorate this past weekend, capturing several points from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops near the strategic 137th Artillery Brigade Base. ISIL would resume its operations in the western countryside, Tuesday night, targeting the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

SAD dovodi u pitanje ulogu Irana u uspostavljanju de-eskalacijskih zona u Siriji

(TASS) Sjedinjene Države podržavaju sve napore ka smanjenju napetosti u Siriji, ali uloga Irana u uspostavljanju de-eskalacijskih zona postavlja mnoga pitanja, rekao je američki ambasador u Rusiji John Tefft na okruglom stolu konferencije sa predstavnicima ruskih medija. “Mi smo bili posmatrači u Astani. Rasprava o tome i dalje traje, mi nismo postigli bilo kakve zaključke “, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Qatar Airways and Bank in disarray following Saudi-led boycott

BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:15 A.M.) – Customers queued outside a Qatar Airways branch in Jeddah, Tuesday, to receive reimbursements for their flight tickets, after the airliner’s flights were grounded after Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Yemen and the United Arab Emirates cut diplomatic ties with Qatar claiming that the Gulf country supports terrorism earlier that day. The […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Sirijska vojska oslobodila nova područja pod kontrolom ISIL-a u istočnom Homsu: video

BEJRUT, LIBANON (06:00) Sirijska Arapska armija (SAA) sa podrškom svojih saveznika oslobodila je nova područja pod kontrolom tkzv. Islamske države (IS; ranije ISIS / ISIL) u istočnom Homsu u provinciji Palmira. Sirijske oružane snage oslobodile su područja Al-‘Alb, Bi’r Dahlon i Sharat Dahlon nakon intenzivne bitke sa tkzv. Islamskom državom. Lokalni novinari izvestili su da je tkzv. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Video footage of Syrian Army troops advancing against US-backed rebels

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:50 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a powerful attack against the US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces in the eastern countryside of Damascus, Tuesday, seizing several points in the process. Led by the 5th Corps, the Syrian Arab Army captured the large hilltop of Tal Al-Abd and several points nearby […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

The Evolving Situation in Qatar

LL at Virtual Mirage - 18 hours ago
Flag of Qatar This is an extension of reporting on the changing situation in the Middle East as it pertains to Qatar from this blog. (previous link) Watching cause and effect is always interesting and in this instance, friends of mine are involved in the fray. That means my reporting on this blog must be somewhat circumspect, however we stick to open source reporting here at Virtual Mirage. Elections have consequences. The Middle East is in a bi-polar struggle as it has been since the death of the prophet, Mohammed. The Shiites in Iran/Persia who are not Arabs are at odds with the ... more »

Musical Interlude: Gary Jules, “Mad World”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
Gary Jules, “Mad World” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Az2BvTcshg

"Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"Neuroscience Says Listening to This Song Reduces Anxiety by Up to 65 Percent"* By Melanie Curtin "Everyone knows they need to manage their stress. When things get difficult at work, school, or in your personal life, you can use as many tips, tricks, and techniques as you can get to calm your nerves. So here's a science-backed one: make a playlist of the 10 songs found to be the most relaxing on earth. Sound therapies have long been popular as a way of relaxing and restoring one's health. For centuries, indigenous cultures have used music to enhance well-being and improve health c... more »

"That's Life, You Know?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
"Because that's life, you know? Good and bad. You can't have one without the other. The bad brings out the good in us, and the good can be corrupted by the bad. It's always a struggle to fight for the good, so it tips the scale." - Rachael Wade

"Eulogy for My Mother"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"Eulogy for My Mother"* by Bill Bonner "When I die, Hallelujah by and by, I’ll fly away." - Carl Sumpter "Hey, Dad, the parking lot is already filling up.’ People started arriving an hour before the funeral. A gentle mist fell on the country church as we filed in. Friends had already taken the back pews. The family then entered in order - the deceased’s children first, followed by grandchildren, and then more distant relatives. After a few hymns and introductory readings, your editor took the pulpit. *A remarkable person: '*Thank you all for coming to say goodbye to my mother,’ w... more »

Lavrov:Deconfliction zones in Syria announced without Damascus’ consent illegitimate

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 18 hours ago
*Wasn't intending on a post this soon- * *It should be obvious this statement was made in regard to the second attack by the US on SAA allies near the border at Tanf- * *Covered yesterday: US Airstrikes Hit SAA Allies, Again: US Backed Kurds Move on Raqqa* US backed terrorists at Tanf The US, in this locale, is protecting their ISIS proxies, impeding Syria from clearing terrorists out of their nation, and making it impossible to secure the border thereby disallowing the free passage to terrorists the US and their Kurdish allies have been allowing. *RT* Russia considers the US-led... more »

Solar industry now employs twice as many Americans as coal? And this is good?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood It is remarkable how often we hear the claim that “the solar industry now employs twice as many Americans as coal”. And, more often than not, as a cause of celebration. The latest to make the comparison is Josh Bayliss chief executive officer of Virgin Group, in a free advert article in […]

EU’s CO2 Emissions On The Rise, Blaming Cold Winter

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From GWPF: According to new data published by the European Environment Agency (EEA), the 0.5% increase happened largely due to increasing demand for transport – better fuel efficiency in the sector was not enough to offset this. The report suggests a slightly colder winter across Europe also contributed to increased emissions, due […]


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 19 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Home Office may not publish terrorist funding report amid claims it focuses on Saudi Arabia 25-year-old contractor accused of leaking top-secret NSA document is facing espionage charges The New York Times Is Eliminating The Public Editor Role Britain is now the second biggest arms dealer in the world Conflicts of Interest and Ethics: Robert Mueller and James Comey The Qatar flight ban has begun — here's what's happening to fix the biggest feud to hit the Arab world in years Qatar may have paid $1 billion in ransom for release of royal family members captured whil... more »

New Zealand warmly welcomes Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. Well sort of.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
US media travelling with Sec of State Rex Tillerson surprised by the number of people flipping the bird at his motorcade in Wellington. — Tracy Watkins (@tracy_watkins) June 6, 2017 Courtesy of The Guardian: *The US Secretary of State has been met with a frosty reception and a backhanded compliment from the prime minister while on a flying visit to New Zealand. * *Rex Tillerson arrived in wet and windy Wellington for an eight-hour visit on Tuesday, with his motorcade greeted by middle fingers and thumbs-downs. * *Fairfax Media reported that the US media contingent were surprised... more »

BREAKING: ISIS claims responsibility for terror attacks in Iran’s capital. “Massive implications” for the region

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 19 hours ago
ISIS claims responsibility for Iran Parliament, Tomb attacks that killed 7 people. The post BREAKING: ISIS claims responsibility for terror attacks in Iran’s capital. “Massive implications” for the region appeared first on The Duran.

4 events that shook the Middle East in 3 days

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Recent events follow a worrying pattern. The post 4 events that shook the Middle East in 3 days appeared first on The Duran.

6 photos from Iran Parliament and Mausoleum double terror attack

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Security forces rush to shooting locations in Tehran, Iran. The post 6 photos from Iran Parliament and Mausoleum double terror attack appeared first on The Duran.

Qatar Isolated: What does it all mean? (VIDEO)

Vladimir Rodzianko at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Qatar has been cutoff from its allies in the Gulf, including Saudi Arabia, for sponsoring terrorism - the irony is pungent. The post Qatar Isolated: What does it all mean? (VIDEO) appeared first on The Duran.

Oliver Stone CONFIRMS: Vladimir Putin has survived 5 assassination attempts (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Oliver Stone asks Vladimir Putin: "What is your fate sir, do you know?” The post Oliver Stone CONFIRMS: Vladimir Putin has survived 5 assassination attempts (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Vladimir Putin tells Oliver Stone, NATO “has no allies, it only has vassals” (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Military conflict between Russia and US, the Russian leader said that no one on Earth would survive it. The post Vladimir Putin tells Oliver Stone, NATO “has no allies, it only has vassals” (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

BREAKING: Iran under attack–ISIS claims responsibility

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Iranian officials are monitoring the situations closely. The post BREAKING: Iran under attack–ISIS claims responsibility appeared first on The Duran.

Dr. Francis Collins Touts Genomics at SMU Commencement

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
By Anne Dachel May 20, 2017, Southern Methodist University commencement speaker, Dr. Francis Collins, head of the National Institutes of Health: Francis Collins and his Mea Culpa Dr. Collins talked about the possibilities of human genome research and his directorship...

"Jeremy Corbyn: You don't defeat terrorism by ripping up human rights - BBC News"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
https://youtu.be/1eb25l1BkyM Remind me who, in May 2014, voted against banning those Britons fighting with ISIS from returning to the UK? Oh yes, Jeremy Corbyn but I'm not surprised that the institutionally pro Labour Party BBC wouldn't mention that. Jeremy Corbyn as Prime Minister would be a total disaster for the country. Time to leave?

New Seth Rich Details Emerge - Threatens Hillary, DNC Pizzagate Style

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
I think i am now comprehending just how desperate the so called deep state happens to be. As i write this, the Senate Intelligence Committee cleared Trump of all the Russian narrative pedaled by the Left. I think we all thought as much but it is nice to actually shut up the propagandists. Way more important is that the whole machinery of the judiciary is slowly grinding through a huge investigatory process that certainly includes thousands of pedophiles at the least and is also closing in on all forms of government corruption and must take down many of the high and mighty. Whi... more »

'Pteradon' Encounter Near Chicago 1969

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This is an excellent close in looksee and detail is good. Fur has been seen before but not easily from a distance. Here we are close up and now know what is clearly covered. The wing hands certainly confirm the identification. i think most other known sighting can be fitted easily enough into what has just been described. No head is described here, but we have differing reports there. What this does not support is a plausible aquatic adaptation although the immediate pterodon ident does suggest the existence of the long fishing bill. All helpful though simply because it conf... more »

Marx's Legacy Is Anti-Intellectualism

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
I have never quite addressed the problem in this manner but it is something that i have understood. What the hell was Marx doing in the British Library? As this clearly points out, he was completely wrong but addressed the right questions that held the public interest. The real contribution though is purely tactical and that is to confront your opponents and slander them in order to move on while ignoring their positions. It was a road to power for profoundly ill educated peoples. Respect for those who are better than you is converted into actionable hatred. Today we see ... more »

Kolbrin - Book of Scrolls - Chpt 9 Sacred Registers pt 9 - NDE?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This appears to acknowledge that it is possible to travel to the after life using the NDE or alternately through remote viewing , all of which are now been actively advanced. We get a lot of detail similar to reports now extant from other living experiencers. I say similar although the differences are in the use of language. After all ideals of luxury living are completely different now. Regardless the framework is the same in which you are introduced to a master of some sort who will then guide you. That master can also be living as well provided you are attuned through me... more »

“Everything Wrong With Humanity, In One Short Animation”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*“Everything Wrong With Humanity, In One Short Animation”* by Isaac Saul “Man, by nature, can be a destructive creature. In this short film by Steve Cutts, the many environmentally un-friendly decisions of man are brought to light- and they are not without their price. Even though this video was originally posted in 2012, the environmental problems it addresses, like wildlife poaching, factory farming and deforestation, remain just as urgent today as they were then.” - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/

New monument honors Native American sacrifice on D-Day

White Wolf at White Wolf - 20 hours ago
55 of the estimated 175 Native Americans on D-Day have been identified. This part of history was previously unknown -- and not recognized until today. "As one of the few surviving American Indian combat veterans who participated in the liberation of France, I speak here not only for myself but also on behalf of my comrades from Turtle Island," said Master Sgt. (Ret.) Charles Norman Shay. Shay, a Penobscot Indian from Maine, was only 19 years old when he struggled ashore Omaha Beach, June 6, 1944, as a platoon medic serving in Fox Company, 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment. Th... more »

"No one at the BBC takes those kinds of things into account"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
Of course, any complaints that *Newsnight *was displaying party political bias through that Walsall voter panel will be ignored by the BBC. And we know that because Evan Davis has told us so himself. As you'll probably already know, *The Daily Mail* reported Evan's remarks at the Hay Festival where he said that the BBC is constantly getting accusations of party political bias but that "no one at the BBC takes those kinds of things into account" and it's "very rare" for BBC types to even talk about it. All the time we get those emails. And honestly, no one at the BBC takes those ... more »

Canada's Foreign Minister Promises A More Robust Canadian Global Role Independent From the U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*New York Times:* *Canada Will Pursue a More Robust Global Role, Minister Says* OTTAWA — Canada will increase its military spending and its activities in international organizations as the United States seems to be stepping back from its international role, the country’s foreign affairs minister said on Tuesday. “The United States has truly been the indispensable nation,” the minister, Chrystia Freeland, told the House of Commons. “For their unique, seven-decades-long contribution to our shared peace and prosperity, and on behalf of all Canadians, I would like to profoundly thank... more »

Open Thread

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
Biased trees, Morecambe Bay Unless it gets blown away, here's an open thread for any observations you might have about BBC bias...

24 Hour Ultimatum! Saudi Arabia threatens Qatar to submit to list of demands or face war

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
Kuwait urges Qatar to calm tensions with allies and refrain from escalating dispute. The post 24 Hour Ultimatum! Saudi Arabia threatens Qatar to submit to list of demands or face war appeared first on The Duran.

A Labour landslide in Walsall?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
Ah, pollsters and BBC panels again!.... There was a classic *Newsnight *voter's panel last night. It came from a Labour marginal in Walsall (presumably Walsall North - the most marginal of the three Walsall constituencies - *update: *Yes, it was Walsall North. Evan said so earlier), and Evan Davis admitted from the start that it had an inbuilt Labour bias: And to get a taste of how all this has played with voters in this marginal seat, we convened a panel of Walsall voters. A small focus group of people who have been Labour or Tory, or undecided between Labour and Tory. Ipsos Mor... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 21 hours ago
John Buchan was in British army intelligence. In London, John Buchan's *Thirty Nine Steps*, Richard Hannay comes in contact with Franklin P Scudder. John Buchan - The Thirty-nine Steps. Scudder was an American, from Kentucky. *According to Scudder:* Away behind all the Governments and the armies there was a big subterranean movement going on, engineered by very dangerous people. Most of the people in it were the sort of educated people that make revolutions, but beside them there were financiers who were playing for money. A clever man can make big profits on a falling marke... more »

The EU Wants A Defense Fund That Will Be Used To Develop New Military Technologies

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Photo courtesy of Flickr user Rock Cohen *The Guardian: **EU to outline plan to use funds for defence for first time* *Money will pool research into new military technology such as drones and air-to-air refuelling planes* The European Union is mulling a €1bn (£870m) defence fund, as Britain’s impending departure raises hopes of deeper military cooperation in the bloc. The EU’s executive arm will outline plans on Wednesday for a fund to pool research into new military technology, such as drones, air-to-air refuelling planes and cyber-defence systems. In an implicit challenge to Bri... more »

US questions Iran’s role in setting up de-escalation zones in Syria

(TASS) The United States supports all efforts towards reducing tensions in Syria, but the role of Iran in the setting up of de-escalation zones invites many questions, US Ambassador to Russia John Tefft said at a round-table conference with representatives of the Russian media. “We were observers in Astana. The discussion on that continues, we […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Američka agresija neće zaustaviti Sirijsku vojsku, nastavljaju sa ofanzivom prema Tanf-u

BEJRUT, LIBANON (6:50) Sirijska Arapska Armija (SAA) neće zaustaviti svoje operacije na terenu u jugoistočnom delu Homsa, u odnosu na to da Amerika podržava tkzv. Slobodnu sirijsku vojsku (FSA) , rekao je sinoć vojni izvor u Damasku za Al-Masdar News. “Mi (sirijska vojska) nećemo zaustaviti našu ofanzivu prema iračkoj granici dok je ne očistimo od […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Iraqi military will coordinate with Syrian gov’t to secure border: Abadi

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:45 A.M.) – The Iraqi military will coordinate with the Syrian government forces to secure the border between the two countries, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-‘Abadi said during press conference on Tuesday. ‘Abadi added that the Iraqi military will not sit idly and allow fleeing Islamic State (ISIL) militants to cross into Syria. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Philippines update: Government forces hunt down ISIL terrorists

BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:35 A.M.) – Armed units of the Philippine National Police’s strike-force, the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB), patrolled various districts of Marawi in the search for firearms and explosives left behind by the Maute group, Tuesday. While Philippine Armed Forces and Marines continued their operation against militants in the area, RPSB servicemen attempted […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army launches attack in northwest Aleppo

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:55 A.M.) – For the second day in a row, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), alongside the National Defense Forces (NDF), has launched a powerful attack in the northwestern countryside of the Aleppo Governorate. Led by the Republican Guard units, the Syrian Arab Army attacked the jihadist defenses at the large hilltop of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russia, Egypt discuss crisis situations in Middle East region

(TASS) The Russian and Egyptian presidents, Vladimir Putin and Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, discussed on Tuesday bilateral cooperation and crisis situations in the Middle East and in North Africa in a telephone call initiated by Russia, the Kremlin press service reports. “They discussed substantially issues concerning the development of bilateral cooperation in different sectors, as well […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Notre Dame hammer-attacker shouted ‘It’s for Syria” – Interior Minister

BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:10 A.M.) – French Interior Minister Gerard Collomb said that the man who attacked a police officer with a hammer in Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral on Tuesday afternoon shouted, “This is for Syria.” Speaking to the press near the scene of the incident, Collom said the attack occurred around 16:20 CEST (14:20GMT) when […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian military undeterred by the US’ aggression, will continue Tanf offensive

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:50 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) will not halt their field operations against the US-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the southeastern countryside of Homs, a military source in Damascus told Al-Masdar News last night. “We (Syrian Army) will not stop our offensive until the Iraqi border is clear of all […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Putin discusses international issues, bilateral ties with Emir of Qatar

(TASS) – Russian President Vladimir Putin discussed with Qatar’s Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on the phone, Tuesday, international issues and confirmed Russia’s position in favor of settlement of the crisis situations through a dialogue, the Kremlin press service reports. “They discussed issues of Russia-Qatar cooperation, first of all in trade, economic and investment […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army makes gains against ISIL in east Homs: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) with allied support made gains against so-called Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) in eastern Homs near Palmyra. The Syrian Armed forces captured the areas of Al-‘Alb, Bi’r Dahlon and Sharat Dahlon after an intense battle with the Islamic State militants. Local journalists reported that the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Democrats' Hoodwinking of Blacks

Walter E. Williams at rss - 22 hours ago
[image: democrats-hoodwinking-of-blacks] Since its founding in the late 1820s, the Democratic Party has defended slavery, started the Civil War and opposed Reconstruction. The Democratic Party imposed segregation. Its members engaged in the lynchings of blacks and opposed the civil rights acts of the 1950s and '60s. During Reconstruction, hundreds of black men were elected to Southern state legislatures as Republicans, and 22 black Republicans served in the U.S. Congress by 1900. The Democratic Party did not elect a black man to Congress until 1935.

Benefits Of Burning A Bay Leaf In Your Home.

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 22 hours ago
Burn A Bay Leaf In Your House. The Reason? You’ll Be Amazed Today News Online: Health & Beauty 15 April 2017 Laurel leaf is a spice which is used in many kitchen all around the world. However, besides it is great a spice for food preparation, these leaves that originate the Mediterranean, the evergreen tree can be used for many other purposes. Inside places such as yoga studios or book shops of a new age, usually there is very particular smell. The reason for that is practice smudging which is Native American tradition that utilizes the smoke of sacred herbs to purify certai... more »

Musical Interlude: Leonard Cohen, “Everybody Knows”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
Leonard Cohen, “Everybody Knows” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lin-a2lTelg

Lord Sugar launches blistering attack on Sadiq Khan for single-handedly ruining Labour per The Independent

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
'Labour now welcomes anti-Semites and terrorist sympathisers to its ranks, the TV star warned."I would say Khan has single-handedly wrecked the Labour Party, and now he's turning his finely honed judgment on the great city of London," the peer wrote in The Sunday Times. "Khan ran Ed Miliband's leadership campaign. He was in the room when Miliband turned on people like me, attacking the country's largest employers as 'predators', as well as Corbyn who famously called Britain's businesses the real enemy. "Khan was one of the most senior Labour politicians to nominate Corbyn for lea... more »

Hypersonic Weapons Could Change The Face Of Warfare

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*The Drive*: *Here's How Hypersonic Weapons Could Completely Change the Face of Warfare* Missiles and aircraft zipping around at Mach five and above could dramatically change how military forces attack and defend. Imagine an enemy deciding to attack from 1,000 miles away. Now, imagine you have less than 15 minutes to react and may not even see their missile coming in the first place. This is the potential threat posed by so-called “hypersonic weapons,” which can fly as fast as a mile a second and low enough to evade many existing defenses. Though there is much attention given to ... more »

Anger over 'Star of David' symbol on Labour poster per The Jewish Chronicle

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
This Jewish Chronicle article https://www.thejc.com/news/uk-news/labour-supporters-in-bristol-erect-banner-with-1.439599 reports that: 'A giant left-wing political banner in one of Britain's biggest cities has been condemned as antisemitic for portraying Theresa May wearing Star of David earrings. The banner, which was hung at the Bearpit roundabout in Bristol, depicted Jeremy Corbyn and Theresa May facing each other, with positive slogans endorsing Jeremy Corbyn and negative statements about Theresa May's policies. As well as the earrings, the word "Balfour" was also written o... more »

Tweet For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
#OTD in 1944, Allied forces land troops on Normandy beaches, the largest amphibious landing in history - Operation Overlord (D-Day). #DDay pic.twitter.com/orYNgY5tyJ — U.S. Navy (@USNavy) June 6, 2017 *WNU Editor:* The above tweet comes from RT .... *World remembers #DDay landings on Twitter with WWII images (PHOTOS) *(RT).

Jezza's Jihadi Comrades Go Mainstream per Guido Fawkes

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
Guido Fawkes is pleased https://order-order.com/2017/06/07/jezzas-jihadi-comrades-go-mainstream/ that The Sun and The Mail have picked up on his story about Jeremy Corbyn appearing at a rally alongside some vile, banned Islamists. 'After Guido revealed Corbyn's appearance at a rally alongside the banned jihadist group Al-Muhajiroun, the newspapers at last give him the scrutiny he deserves. You're either in front of Guido…' The trouble is that the BBC control the news agenda in this country and there's not a word about this story on their outlets. The BBC's careful choice of wha... more »

Is Putin The Symbol of Russian Power?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Bloomberg:* *Macho Putin in Driver’s Seat as He Takes Oliver Stone for a Ride* * Director quizzes president on U.S., Snowden in four-part film * Putin says he’s ‘not a woman, so I don’t have bad days’ He could be just another Moscow commuter driving home from the office. Except that’s President Vladimir Putin behind the wheel as filmmaker Oliver Stone quizzes him on the fugitive Edward Snowden in a scene from his new documentary on the Russian leader. The unusually smooth car journey through Moscow’s normally traffic-clogged streets isn’t the only strange moment in The Putin Inte... more »

Of Course NATO Is Operating On The Baltic; Russia Needs to Return Its Stolen Baltic Exclave and Stop Whining and Trying to Deceive People

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 day ago
Russia says a US B-52 was near its borders…duh. Russia stole part of Baltic Germany which has nothing to do … Continue reading →

Senators Take DeVos to Task Over Proposed Budget

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos appeared before a Senate education subcommittee Tuesday to defend a proposed 2018 budget amid charges that it would make college less affordable and increase student debt.

Uncomfort Zone: Time for Higher Ed to Address Race and Class

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Many higher education institutions have made tremendous strides in addressing disparities in the area of race and class. There is, however, a long way to go.

University of Puerto Rico Reopening as Students End Protest

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
After more than 50 days of a sustained strike that suspended campus activities altogether, students at the University of Puerto Rico Rio Piedras campus voted to end the protest on Monday. Classes are expected to begin again next week.

Ambar Sees Her Achievements as Paths to Empowering Others

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Dr. Carmen Ambar, named last week as the first African American president in Oberlin College’s 184 years of existence, said that making history is affirming to African American children that they can do anything.

Excellence Does Not Shield Black Students from Racism

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Excellence does not shield Black students from the challenges of being Black in America.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
An Iraqi military armoured fighting vehicle drives past a burning Iraqi military truck after it was hit by Islamic State militants during fighting in western Mosul. REUTERS/Erik De Castro *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from this photo gallery .... *The frontlines of Mosul* (Reuters)

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“From Sagittarius to Carina, the Milky Way Galaxy shines in this dark night sky above planet Earth's lush island paradise of Mangaia. Familiar to denizens of the southern hemisphere, the gorgeous skyscape includes the bulging galactic center at the upper left and bright stars Alpha and Beta Centauri just right of center. About 10 kilometers wide, volcanic Mangaia is the southernmost of the Cook Islands. Geologists estimate that at 18 million years old it is the oldest island in the Pacific Ocean. * Click image for larger size.* Of course, the Milky Way is somewhat older, with the gala... more »

The Poet: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, "A Psalm of Life"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"A Psalm of Life" "Tell me not, in mournful numbers, Life is but an empty dream! - For the soul is dead that slumbers, And things are not what they seem. Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal; Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul. Not enjoyment, and not sorrow, Is our destined end or way; But to act, that each tomorrow Find us farther than today. Art is long, and Time is fleeting, And our hearts, though stout and brave, Still, like muffled drums, are beating Funeral marches to the grave. In the world's broad field of battle, In the bivoua... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"You are what your deep driving desire is; As your deep driving desire is, so is your will; As your will is so is your deed; As your deed is so is your destiny." - Maitri Upanishads

"Are We Living In A 'Matrix'-like Superhologram?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Are We Living In A 'Matrix'-like Superhologram?"* by David Talbot "In 1982 a remarkable event took place. At the University of Paris a research team led by physicist Alain Aspect performed what may turn out to be one of the most important experiments of the 20th century. You did not hear about it on the evening news. In fact, unless you are in the habit of reading scientific journals you probably have never even heard Aspect's name, though there are some who believe his discovery may change the face of science. Aspect and his team discovered that under certain circumstances subato... more »

"What A Coward Knows..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Courage and conviction are powerful weapons against an enemy who depends only on fists or guns. Animals know when you are afraid; a coward knows when you are not." - David Seabury

Clash Of Christianity And Islam Used To Usher In Complete Control Through World Government

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jun 6, 2017 Alex Jones and Cartoonist Ben Garrison take phone calls live and discuss the clash of civilizations now taking place across Europe and the rest of the world. Muslim fundamentalism, radicalism, terrorism … are founded, created, supported, owned, controlled, managed, financed, trained, armed, logistically supplied …. by western Illuminist intelligence agencies: […]

British Intelligence Allowed Terrorists To Freely Plot Attack

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jun 6, 2017 London’s Thames River. Headquarters of MI5. An elite Security Service under the authority of the Home Secretary directed by the Joint Intelligence Committee for intelligence operational priorities. An organization joined at the hip with the NSA, similarly secretly collecting bulk telephone records on individuals that pose no threat to Great […]

A 50-Year Occupation: Israel’s Six-Day War Started With a Lie

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Modern Ashkenazi Khazars (90+% of modern Jewry) are NOT the Jews of the Bible! Ashkenaz is not from the tribe of Shem ie. not semitic! They cannot be the descendents of Jacob/Israel who are from Shem! – Genesis 10:1-3 (New King James Version) Nations Descended from Noah 1 Now this is the genealogy of the […]

London Bridge Terrorist was Allowed to Work at Westminster Station

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jun 6, 2017 Khuram Shazad Butt, one of the three London Bridge attackers, was allowed to work at Westminster Tube station, even after he featured in a TV documentary about British jihadists in which he prayed to a black flag in Regent’s Park. Read More: https://on.rt.com/8dr7 end

Russia Scrambles Fighter Jet To Intercept US B-52 Bomber Over Baltic Sea

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Russia Scrambles Fighter Jet To Intercept US B-52 Bomber Over Baltic Sea by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com One month after the US intercepted on several occasions Russian tactical bombers flying in proximity to Alaska, overnight Russia returned the favor when a Russian Su-27 fighter jet was scrambled to intercept a US B-52 strategic bomber over the […]

Washington’s Empire Is Not Unraveling. Men In Dark Suits Rule America

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Washington’s Empire Is Not Unraveling by Paul Craig Roberts, http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/ The military/security complex spent seven decades building its empire. The complex assassinated one American president (JFK) who threatened the empire and drove another (Richard Nixon) out of office. The complex does not tolerate the election of politicians in Europe who might not follow Washington’s line on foreign […]

CNN Caught Staging Fake News Scene At London Bridge Terror Attack

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jun 4, 2017 CNN caught red handed again! Alex Jones brings on Mike Cernovich to break down the footage by a british local journalist https://twitter.com/markantro capturing CNN staging a protest the day after the london bridge attack. https://twitter.com/Cernovich http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/… A video released a day after the Islamic terror attacks in London show a […]

Nobel Laureate in Physics; “Global Warming is Pseudoscience”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Dec 17, 2015 Professor Ivar Giaever, the 1973 Nobel Prizewinner for Physics trashes the global warming/climate change/extreme weather pseudoscientific clap-trap and tells Obama he is “Dead Wrong”. This was the 2012 meeting of Nobel Laureates. The 2015 speech by Prof Giaever is here; – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCy_U… end

No Longer a Conspiracy Theory: Elite Openly Paying to Ingest the Blood of the Young

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
No Longer a Conspiracy Theory: Elite Openly Paying to Ingest the Blood of the Young by Matt Agorist, http://thefreethoughtproject.com/ What was once talk of conspiracy theorists is now hitting the mainstream as the country’s elite line up to pay thousands of dollars to ingest the blood of the young. They have no problem admitting it either. – […]

Dear Great Britain – Blame Your Intelligence Agencies & Government, Not The Internet

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Dear Great Britain – Blame Your Intelligence Agencies & Government, Not The Internet by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com As we have noted numerous times in recent months, increasingly draconian ‘Big Brother’ counter-terrorism tactics are being implemented around the world, and in the wake of the third terrorist attack in weeks in England, Prime Minister Theresa May […]

What We Didn’t Learn At Bilderberg 2017

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jun 5, 2017 SHOW NOTES: https://www.corbettreport.com/?p=22955 What do we know about the secret, behind-closed-door globalist soiree that was Bilderberg 2017 in Chantilly, Virginia? Only what the Bilderbergers told us, and we know they’re lying to us about who is in attendance so why should we trust them about anything? This year James breaks […]

Did Russian Hackers Plant 'Fake News' In Qatar News Websites That Contributed To The Current Crisis?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN: **CNN Exclusive: US suspects Russian hackers planted fake news behind Qatar crisis* Washington (CNN)US investigators believe Russian hackers breached Qatar's state news agency and planted a fake news report that contributed to a crisis among the US' closest Gulf allies, according to US officials briefed on the investigation. The FBI recently sent a team of investigators to Doha to help the Qatari government investigate the alleged hacking incident, Qatari and US government officials say. Intelligence gathered by the US security agencies indicates that Russian hackers wer... more »

Did Putin's Hacking Place Trump In The Oval Office? No One Will Ever Admit It... Or Will They?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
One thing that "has been decided," apparently, is that no one in a position of authority is ever going to undermine the U.S. electoral system by admitting the Kremlin *really* hacked the election itself-- like the shitty very hackable electronic voting machines. The entire national security establishment always, *always* claimed the Russians didn't tamper with the voting results. But, as I've said all along, they didn't know what they were talking about. An exhaustive report at *The Intercept* yesterday-- based on a Top Secret leaked document (that resulted in the immediate arrest... more »

Qatar Points to ‘Fake News’ Amid Diplomatic Crisis

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
The FBI reportedly sent investigators to Doha, but the crisis between the Gulf states has been brewing for some time.

America’s First Recorded Song About Racism is Absolutely Bone Chilling

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Dylan Charles* - It serves as an agonizing reminder that things could definitely be worse than they are today. The post America’s First Recorded Song About Racism is Absolutely Bone Chilling appeared first on Waking Times.

Reports: Saudi Arabia Has Issued A 24 Hour Ultimatum To Qatar To Comply To 10 Demands

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Developing: Saudi Arabia issues ultimatum to #Qatar demanding it end all ties Muslim Brotherhood & Hamas pic.twitter.com/mIgWLsXfKg — Dipatch2016 (@Daily_News_Wire) June 6, 2017 *Zero Hedge:** Saudi Arabia Gives Qatar 24 Hour Ultimatum As Analysts Warn Of "Military Confrontation"* Shortly after imposing a naval blockade in the immediate aftermath of the Qatar diplomatic crisis, one which left the small Gulf nation not only politically isolated and with severed ties to its neighbors but potentially locked out of maritime trade and crippling its oil and LNG exports, on Tuesday SkyN... more »

VIDEO: Turkish proxies announce all-out offensive to defeat Kurds in Aleppo province

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:30 A.M.) – A coalition of Turkmen ‘Free Syrian Army’ (FSA) groups – formerly known as the Euphrates Shield – announced on Tuesday morning they would begin targeting positions and villages controlled by the largely Kurdish ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) in the northern countryside of Aleppo. The renewed Turkish-backed rebel offensive has been […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Kurdish forces capture ISIS military base and three villages surrounding Raqqa

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:00 A.M.) – After capturing three rural villages and an eastern neighborhood of Raqqa on Tuesday, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) proceeded to secure other vital gains on the outskirts of Raqqa city. On the northern axis, SDF contingents overran Mazraat Hattin village and the adjacent Army Storage Base. This advance brings […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US-led coalition strikes ISIS in a rare attack on southwestern Daraa

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:35 A.M.) – On Tuesday evening a US-led coalition fighter jet conducted an airstrike on a building in Al-Shajrah town in southwestern Dara’a countryside. The area is controlled by Jaish Khalid ibn Al-Walid jihadist group, which is an affiliate of the so-called “Islamic State” (IS, formerly ISIL/ISIS) in Dara’a province. The building targeted […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Mission accomplished as ISIS is kicked out of Aleppo province: Map Update

Izat Charkatli at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:43 AM) – According to Al-Masdar News’ sources embedded in the Syrian Army’s elite Tiger Forces, the east Aleppo operation which was aimed at capturing Maskana and chasing Islamic State fighters to the provincial boundaries of Raqqa has finally concluded. The focus of the elite force is likely to shift to Deir Ezzor […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 1 day ago
I don't think this indicates a real desire to step down on the part of Jeff Sessions: As the White House braces for former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony Thursday, sources tell ABC News the relationship between President Donald Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions has become so tense that Sessions at one point recently even suggested he could resign. This is what a normal D.C. politician offers to do when a president he serves has become displeased with him for whatever reason -- at least that's how it looks to me. I don't think Sessions wants to go. And clearly Trump did... more »

How Is Donald Trump Doing Economically in June 2017?

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 1 day ago
The time evolution of the Atlanta Federal Reserve Bank’s GDPNow forecast for the second quarter of 2017. Image and Data Credit: Atlanta Federal Reserve District Bank / Center for Quantitative Economic Research Just a few days ago, in my post U.S. Economy and Stock Markets, May 2017, I noted there were of a number of […]

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Helsinki, Southern Finland, Finland. Thanks for stopping by!

Hiatus confirmed as scientists finally admit climate model fail

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
From *CFACT* by Michael Bastich A group of scientists recently put out a new study confirming the 15-year “hiatus” in global warming. That study made headlines, but what went largely unnoticed was a major admission made by the paper’s authors: *the climate models were wrong. *(Emphasis added) “*There is this mismatch between what the climate models are producing and what the observations are showing*,” John Fyfe, Canadian climate modeler and lead author of the new paper, told Nature. “*We can’t ignore it.*” “*Reality has deviated from our expectations – it is perfectly normal to t... more »

The Third Grave Error

Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 1 day ago
Newton’s third law of motion states: When one body exerts a force on a second body, the second body simultaneously exerts a force equal in magnitude and opposite in direction on the first body. If this were the case there … Continue reading →

Wikileaks Condemns The News Outlet 'The Intercept' On How They Handled A Leaked Document From An NSA Contractor

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
© REUTERS/ Peter Nicholls Daily Beast: *WikiLeaks Declares War on The Intercept* *The FBI says a reporter led them to an NSA leaker. Julian Assange says that person, whom he suspects is an Intercept reporter, is a "menace" to sources, journalists, and democracy.* WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange told The Daily Beast he holds reporters—not just the Trump administration—responsible for the arrest of a U.S. intelligence contractor charged with leaking classified information. On Monday, the Justice Department said Reality Winner, a 25-year-old National Security Agency contractor, sen... more »

Constructing the Separation Game

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Jeff Street* - Our entire universe is a manifestation of the separation game. The post Constructing the Separation Game appeared first on Waking Times.

Pittsburgh: A city of two post-industrial tales

Allen Dieterich-Ward, Associate Professor of History, Shippensburg University at Science + Technology – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Pittsburgh, between its industrial past and a clean, green tech-driven future. Dllu, CC BY-SA President Donald Trump’s mention of Pittsburgh in his announcement withdrawing the U.S. from the Paris Agreement on climate evoked the city’s past as an industrial powerhouse. It sparked a furious set of tweets from Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto, who promised his city would work to fight climate change. Trump’s statement also drew strong support from local Republican lawmakers who portrayed themselves as standing with “Western Pennsylvania manufacturers, boilermakers, power plant workers … a... more »

Is A US-Iranian Confrontation About To Explode In Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Nicholas Blanford, CSM*: *At remote desert garrison in Syria, a US-Iranian confrontation is brewing* The Tanf garrison used by the US coalition to train militias to fight ISIS sits on a highway Iran would like to control for its strategic advantage. Forces are gathering and shots have been fired as fundamental interests clash. US-backed forces announced Tuesday that they had begun the long-awaited assault on the northeastern Syrian city of Raqqa, the so-called Islamic State's main stronghold in the country and its self-declared capital. But some 170 miles to the south, in a remo... more »

Krebs Named Executive Director of Modern Language Association

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Paula Krebs, dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Bridgewater State University in Massachusetts, has been named the new executive director of the Modern Language Association. Krebs, who starts on Aug. 1, was on the MLA Executive Council from January 2013 to January 2017. She was also a member of the association’s […]

Campus ‘Free Speech’ Bill Backed by Louisianan Lawmakers

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
BATON ROUGE, La. — Legislation seeking to protect controversial speakers’ appearances at Louisiana colleges and calling on campuses to penalize students who disrupt them has won final passage from lawmakers, but only after its punishment provisions were watered down. Rep. Lance Harris, chairman of the House Republican Delegation, has said his bill is a response […]

Campus Minister No Longer Faces Discipline for Same-sex Wedding

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
IOWA CITY, Iowa — A United Methodist Church organization has decided not to discipline a University of Iowa campus minister who performed a same-sex wedding. The Appointive Cabinet of the Iowa Conference had filed a complaint against the Rev. Anna Blaedel, charging her with practices considered “to be incompatible with Christian teaching.” She’s executive director […]

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