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Friday, July 14, 2017

12 July - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:42 pm MDT

Ron Paul Explains the Libertarian Option on Larry King’s Politicking

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 13 hours ago
Host Larry King engages libertarian communicator Ron Paul in a wide-ranging discussion of current issues in a new episode of King’s Ora TV show Politicking. In the interview that starts with a discussion of foreign policy and moves on to domestic issues including healthcare, Paul presents libertarian proposals across the board. The 26-minute interview provides a good exploration of Paul’s ideas, with King asking thoughtful questions and then giving Paul plenty of time to discuss the details. Watch the complete interview here.

“We were devastated:” Authors retract paper after realizing they had used the wrong mice

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
Longtime readers of Retraction Watch may recall a 2011 post about a research team that retracted a paper after realizing that they had ordered the wrong mice. Maureen Gannon and Raymond Pasek of Vanderbilt University contacted us earlier this week to alert us to a similar case: Their retraction, earlier this month, of a 2016 paper […] The post “We were devastated:” Authors retract paper after realizing they had used the wrong mice appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Chasing Profits the Pope’s Hospital Puts Children At Risk

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
*His fake saintliness walk and talk don’t align- Big surprise- NOT!* *WaPo* ROME — Doctors and nurses at the Vatican’s showcase pediatric hospital were angry: Corners were being cut. *Safety protocols were being ignored.* And sick children were suffering. The Vatican’s response was swift. A secret three-month Vatican-authorized investigation in early 2014 gathered testimony and documentation from dozens of current and former staff members and confirmed that the mission of “the pope’s hospital” had been lost and was *“today more aimed at profit than on caring for children.”* What ... more »

Post Mosul Liberation Day 1 Jul 11 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
U.N. damage assessment of Old City, West Mosul July 6, 2017. 5,536 buildings were affected by the fighting. 490 destroyed, 3,310 severely damaged, 1,736 moderate damaged (United Nations Institute for Training and Research) The day after Prime Minister Haidar Abadi declared victory in Mosul there was still fighting going on in the city. The Golden Division’s General Sami al-Aradi saidthat the Iraqi forces (ISF) were clearing out the Old City looking for Islamic State members. From reports however it appeared to be more serious than that. Air strikes and helicopters were hitting the... more »

Horrifying Video Shows Cops Hold Handcuffed Man Down as K9 Rips Him to Shreds

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: k9]An unarmed mentally ill man was handcuffed and completely subdued as San Diego cops held him down while their K9 tore his arm apart.

Report: Chinese Army To Be Cut From 2.3 Million Soldiers To Less Than One Million

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
NDTV/Press Trust India: *China To Downsize Army To Under A Million In Biggest Troop Cut: Report* *While the People's Liberation Army (PLA) will downsize, the number of troops in the PLA Navy, PLA Strategic Support Force and the PLA Rocket Force will be increased, while the PLA Air Force's active service personnel will remain the same.* BEIJING: China will downsize its 2.3 million-strong army, the world's largest, to under one million in the biggest troop reduction in its history as part of a restructuring process, an official Chinese daily said. The People's Liberation Army (PLA)... more »

China Deploys Troops To Open Its First Overseas Military Base In Djibouti

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *China sends troops to open its first overseas military base in Djibouti as Beijing claims the naval station could help it ensure global peace* * Ships departed from Zhanjiang in southern China for Djibouti on Tuesday * State media has called it a landmark move that will help secure global peace * China says the base will help with peacekeeping and humanitarian missions Ships carrying Chinese military personnel have left for the country's first military base in Djibouti in the horn of Africa. China began construction on the military base last year which they say aim... more »

‘America’s Got Talent’ Airs Audition of Contestant Who Died

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
'America's Got Talent' contestant Brandon Rogers, 29, died in a car accident on 10 June 2017.

Ofcom suspends Iman FM radio station for broadcasting 25 hours of lectures by Al-Qaeda leader including antisemitic hatred per Campaign Against Antisemitism

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
' The broadcasting regulator, the Office of Communications (Ofcom), has suspended Sheffield radio station, Iman FM, for broadcasting antisemitic and hate-filled speeches by Anwar Al-Awlaki, the "widely known terrorist leader and Al Qaeda recruiter." In one speech broadcast by Iman FM, Al-Awlaki said that "Our problem is not with [Jews'] ethnicity but their mindset." According to Ofcom's breach decision posted online: "Overall Ofcom considered the breaches in this case to be extremely serious and has today issued a Notice under section 111B Broadcasting Act 1990 suspending the Lic... more »

"Illinois On The Brink? The Whole Country Is On The Brink"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"Illinois On The Brink? The Whole Country Is On The Brink"* by IRD "The biggest problem facing Illinois is the public pension fund problem. I don’t care what the “official” number is for the degree to which it is underfunded. I can guarantee that even without marking-to-real-market the illiquid investments like private equity funds, derivatives, commercial real estate trusts and other assets that do not have truly visible markets, collectively the public pension system in Illinois is at least 60-70% underfunded. Then apply a realistic assumed actuarial rate of return on assets, wh... more »

Russia, Russia, Russia: Hannity interviews Donald Trump, Jr....

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*and I couldn't care less.* As I've said to others, this is just the latest MSM outrage du jour and next week it will be something else. I suspect many other people feel the same way. There's only so many times you can claim the sky is falling before people tune you out. It's obvious the sky is still there and Donald Trump is still president. We had 8 years of the MSM cheering Odumbo for everything he did or said. We were told over and over that he was the greatest president of all time when clearly he was not. And now I'm supposed to believe them when they will do anything to... more »

Police Turn Their Backs on Bolshevik Bill de Blasio

Selwyn Duke at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: police-turn-their-backs-on-bolshevik-bill-de-blasio] It’s not known if Bill de Blasio is confused and thinks he’s secretary of state and not NYC mayor, but his decision to travel to Germany rather than attend a slain police officer’s vigil is still causing blowback. The latest: Hundreds of New York’s finest turned their backs on de Blasio as he spoke Tuesday at the Bronx funeral of the slain officer, Miosotis Familia.

Oklahoma Town Pays Homage to Stalinist Woody Guthrie

Steve Byas at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: oklahoma-town-pays-homage-to-stalinist-woody-guthrie] They used to call him a "commie" in his hometown of Okemah, Oklahoma. Times have changed, and now they pay "homage" to Stalinist folk singer Woody Guthrie.

Syrian airforce bombs terrorists in east Lebanon while Hezbollah attacks from the ground

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 14 hours ago
The Lebanese party Hezbollah is working closely with Syria to fight terrorism in the Syrian-Lebanese borderlands. The post Syrian airforce bombs terrorists in east Lebanon while Hezbollah attacks from the ground appeared first on The Duran.

Crosstalking THE handshake with The Duran

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 14 hours ago
Will results match the hype? The post Crosstalking THE handshake with The Duran appeared first on The Duran.

America has done in Mosul what Russia was falsely accused of doing in Aleppo

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 14 hours ago
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has negatively compared the crimes against humanity in Mosul with the ordered way in which Russia and her partners set up humanitarian corridors during the liberation of Aleppo. The post America has done in Mosul what Russia was falsely accused of doing in Aleppo appeared first on The Duran.


Anon at Aangirfan - 14 hours ago
*'Who's Who' of organised child sexual abuse, by Scallywag*.

Wednesday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 14 hours ago
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. - The Global Alliance for Tax Justice examines the most common tax evasion practices used to allow the wealthy to avoid paying their fair share. And Desmond Cohen points out how our current estimates of inequality underestimate exactly how much is being hidden. - David Macdonald anticipates and criticizes the Bank of Canada's increased interest rates by pointing out that Canadians have already been sorely lacking for more increased wages. And Andrew Jackson argues for a higher minimum wage by pointing to our relatively low wages wh... more »

World News Briefs -- July 12, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Iraq strikes Islamic State in Mosul days after declaring victory* MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces clashed with Islamic State militants holding out in Mosul's Old City on Wednesday, more than 36 hours after Baghdad declared victory over the jihadists in what they had declared the de facto Iraqi capital of their "caliphate". Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's victory announcement signaled the biggest defeat for the hardline Sunni group since its lightning sweep through northern Iraq three years ago. But pockets of Mosul remain insecure and the city has been heavily d... more »

We Can Win the Battle for Mankind—You Can Tell This by the Freak-Out!

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 14 hours ago
PDF: [image: PDF icon] 20170712-we-can-win.pdf The sense of the present moment was addressed by Helga Zepp-LaRouche yesterday morning, after she participated in a Schiller Institute event in Berlin which featured Zhang Weiwei, well known for his 2012 best-seller, *The China Wave: Rise of a Civilizational State*. She said that the nature of the current extraordinary period is that it is wide open for us to put on the agenda what must be done in the West: collaborate with the AIIB and join the New Silk Road. Put the LaRouche Four Laws into effect in the United States. We can win thi... more »

The Destructiveness of America’s Alliances

Eric Zuesse at - 14 hours ago
[image: undefined] Alliances between nations are military. Without being military, they would be nothing at all. Trade agreements don’t require alliances. World War I wouldn’t have occurred if there had not been alliances — it was built upon alliances. It was not built on trade agreements. It wasn't even built on trading-blocs. In fact, as the WTO (World Trade Organization) has said: In the two decades prior to World War I, a number of tariff wars broke out, usually provoked by the establishment of a new, more protectionist tariff, or in the course of renegotiation of bilateral t... more »

CNN Hires Top al-Qaeda Propagandist for Documentary, Fails Miserably Trying to Cover It Up

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: cnn]Star CNN correspondent Clarissa Ward worked with the al-Qaeda 'media man' to produce a documentary and now they're trying to cover it up.

Horrifying Video Shows Prison Officers Watch Man Throw Up Blood for Hours Until He Dies

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: prison]As inmates formed a prayer circle around a man as he died a painful death, vomiting up blood, prison guards stood by and watched him die.

Rescuers use a bulldozer and an excavator to help save Pit Bull from construction site

White Wolf at White Wolf - 15 hours ago
Pit Bull was literally surrounded by wood, metal, trash, and dangerous materials. This made it very difficult for the rescuers so Waste Management stepped in Eldad Hagar, co-founder of Hope for Paws, rushed to the facility to save the dog from a potentially hazardous situation. The animal rescue group had been contacted by the center after workers discovered the pooch hiding amid piles of trash. Hope for Paws told The Huffington Post that it was “one of the trickiest” rescues that Hagar has ever performed. The facility provided a bulldozer and an excavator to help with the rescue... more »

Did the U.S. Navy Just Admit The Littoral Combat Ship Is a Failure?

Sarah Sicard at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Sarah Sicard* *Security, * Was the LCS a big mistake? After years of cost overruns, underwhelming demonstrations, and debilitating mechanical failures, the Navy appears to be looking to supplement the troubled littoral combat ship program with a new ship to serve the same purpose, but better. The Navy posted formal requirements for a new frigate design on July 11 under the auspices of the Guided Missile Frigate Replacement Program or FFG(X). While the request doesn’t explicitly identify the FFG(X) as a successor to the LCS, meant to replace the its Cold-War era cruisers as sm... more »

Hypersonic Weapons Death Match: Will Russia, China or America Develop Mach 5 Missiles?

David Axe at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, * Who will do it first? Spurred by developments in Russia and China, the U.S. Air Force is taking steps toward acquiring a hypersonic surface-to-air missile capable of traveling faster than Mach 5. For more than 20 years the Air Force — not to mention other U.S. government agencies and private industry — have been experimenting with hypersonic technology. But as of mid-2017 that experimentation hasn’t translated into a working weapon. That might change soon. On June 29, 2017, Air Force Material Command published a “sources sought” notice asking intereste... more »

THE PERILS OF SKILL-FREE LIVING: Jim Palmer wasn't 6-foot-6!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JULY 12, 2017Interlude—Applause for third-grade work:* Long ago, though not far away, we uncorked a fiery statement which was demonstrably false. We were sitting in the upper deck at Baltimore's Memorial Stadium. We told our friend, Name Withheld, that Jim Palmer was 6-foot-6. Our friend was Baltimore's version of Mark Rudd—and a life-long Orioles fan. He quickly said that we were all wet, that Palmer was *not* 6-foot-6. For whatever strange reason, we were sure we were right. We'd *long* believed that Palmer, a future Hall-of-Famer, weighed in at 6-foot-6. As our fri... more »

President Defends Donald Trump Jr., Alleging “Greatest Witch Hunt in Political History”

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
Trump called Donald Jr. "open, transparent and innocent" amid emails showing his son's desire to meet with a "Russian government attorney".

Today's Trump Twitter tantrum.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
My son Donald did a good job last night. He was open, transparent and innocent. This is the greatest Witch Hunt in political history. Sad! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2017 None of those words, "open, transparent, or innocent," actually seem to describe any member of this family. Remember, when you hear the words "sources say" from the Fake Media, often times those sources are made up and do not exist. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 12, 2017 I think these are actually the sources that Trump himself constantly quotes. As in "I hear from a lot of people, ... more »

Florida school ditches Common Core – soars to number one

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 15 hours ago
(Natural News) There is a reason that people have learned reading, writing and arithmetic in generally the same way over the years, and that’s because the tried-and-true traditional methods work. That’s why many people wondered what the real agenda of the Common Core national standards were when the Obama administration started pushing for it so

11 South Carolina kids diagnosed with rare brain cancer live within miles of each other

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 15 hours ago
Something has happened to the children in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina; 11 kids have been diagnosed with rare brain cancer and they all live within miles of each other. And now, local mothers are wondering if they are connected and what the cause might be. Brandy Richardson, whose eight-year-old son Ethan was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic

NBC: United Airlines gives away toddler’s $1000 seat, gives it to someone else for $75

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 15 hours ago
Shirley Yamauchi, a teacher from Hawaii and her 25lb son were forced to endure a three and a half hour flight together- in just one seat- after a United Airlines stewardess informed her the seat she purchased for $1,000, three months earlier, was given to someone flying standby FOR $75 DOLLARS! Yamauchi had bought the tickets for a

Cancer-causing compound in California drinking water reaches near critical level

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 15 hours ago
In June, a report by the East Bay Municipal Utility District, which provides drinking water to 1.4 million people, announced that a cancer-causing compound in the East Bay water supply had reached a near critical level, “with concentrations of the compound higher than they have been in the last 20 years.” The compound at issue

30 surprising food swaps that will immediately improve the health of every organ in your body

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 15 hours ago
Let’s face it, the Standard American Diet (S.A.D.) is terrible. We’re led to believe that unhealthy foods are healthy simply because of the overuse of trendy “diet fads” and clever marketing. I want to help make things simple for you, my friend. One of our talented writers recently wrote a post, which inspired this week’s

Syrian jets pound east Lebanon as Hezbollah forces amass for offensive

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – Hezbollah’s Secretary General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, issued a stern warning to the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham militants in eastern Lebanon, Tuesday. The Hezbollah leader warned these jihadist groups to leave the Qalamoun Mountains region at once or face a massive attack. In order to encourage the jihadists to leave eastern Lebanon, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Iraqi forces capture ISIS jihadists hiding in tunnels beneath Mosul

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
At least 28 ISIS militants have succumbed to the Iraqi Army during the past 24 hours after being discovered hiding in tunnels and basements in the old city of Mosul. This comes as the Iraqi forces resume a full-scale mop-up operation in order to uncover militants hiding under the rubbles of the destroyed city. According […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Massive FSA salient in Syrian desert to be cut-off and annihilated by pro-Syria forces: Map

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and allied paramilitaries operating in the southwestern desert region of Syria are to cut-off and annihilate a massive Free Syrian Army (FSA) salient that juts in the direction of Damascus city. It has been two days since pro-government forces launched the second phase of Operation […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Iranian cancer researcher detained in US

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
(IRNA) An Iranian cancer researcher traveling to the United States to work as a visiting scholar at Boston Children’s Hospital was detained upon entering Boston Logan International Airport. According to the Boston Globe, an Iranian male holding a valid “visiting work visa that was issued in May”, Mohsen Dehnavi, was detained along his wife and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russian frigate returns to Black Sea after Syrian mission

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
(TASS) The Black Sea Fleet’s frigate Admiral Grigorovich has returned to Sevastopol after accomplishing missions in the Mediterranean Sea, the Fleet’s press office reported on Wednesday. “The crew of the Black Sea Fleet’s frigate Admiral Grigorovich has completed accomplishing missions as part of the Russian Navy’s permanent task force in the Mediterranean Sea and has […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US Coalition carries out 11 airstrikes in Deir Ezzor

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – The U.S. Coalition released a statement on Tuesday that confirmed their warplanes carried out at least 11 airstrikes over the Deir Ezzor Governorate and several other attacks across both Syria and Iraq. According to the statement, the U.S. carried out 14 total strikes in Syria, with 11 of the attacks […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Graphic video: 28 ISIS fighters slain by Iraqi Army in Mosul outskirts (18+)

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:25 P.M.) – Soldiers of the Iraqi Army’s 15th Division have leaked footage showing the aftermath of a battle between their unit and ISIS for a village in Mosul city’s far western countryside. According to reports, soldiers of the 15th Division operating in a rural region to the west of Mosul city hunted […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Trillion-ton Iceberg Breaks Off Ice Shelf in Antarctica, Scientists Say

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
The iceberg has double the volume of Lake Erie, and calved away from the Larson C ice shelf between 10 and 12 July 2017.

Aussies Take on America......

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
The West has been in shock for the past week as news of the tragic death of Otto Warmbier spreads. A young, unfortunate American who was murdered by a brutal regime... just like the 10 others that die in police custody every day in America. But it turns out brutalizing your own people isn't newsworthy.

Federal Officer Talks About Trump’s War On Pedophiles. The Pope Is Purging Anti-Pedophiles?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 hours ago
Published on Jul 11, 2017 Alex Jones talks with former Navy SEAL Craig Sawyer and Leo Zagami about how Donald Trump is taking on and destroying the global pedophile network.

NATO Vows Support For Ukraine Against Russia’s “Aggressive Actions”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 hours ago
NATO Vows Support For Ukraine Against Russia’s “Aggressive Actions” by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com Just a few short days after President Trump’s ‘relative’ rapprochement with Russian President Putin, his ‘allies’ in NATO have stepped up the rhetoric in a very sensitive area for Putin, as NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg pledged support for Ukraine during a visit to Kiev […]

Musical Interlude: Alan Parsons Project, “Ammonia Avenue”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
Alan Parsons Project, “Ammonia Avenue” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK-_2G7MMgc

"Environmental Nightmare! Dozens Of Highly Toxic Substances Have Been Found In Tap Water All Over America"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*"Environmental Nightmare! Dozens Of Highly Toxic Substances* * Have Been Found In Tap Water All Over America"* By Michael Snyder "After reading this article, you will never look at tap water the same way again. Most Americans have generally assumed that the water coming out of our taps is perfectly safe, but the Flint water crisis and other similar incidents are starting to help people to understand that there are some very dangerous substances in our water. In particular, I am talking about things like arsenic, lead, atrazine, perchlorate and a whole host of pharmaceutical drugs. ... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Donald Trump Jr.'s 'staggering admissions' about meeting with a Russian lawyer are skirting a huge question Police are investigating children as young as 5 for sexting Ever So Quietly, Morgan Stanley is Becoming America's Greatest Investment Bank, Surpassing Goldman ISIS Confirms Leader al-Baghdadi Has Been Killed Why Did Ukraine Nationalize Its Largest Private Bank? Globalism & Pesticides Are Behind Massive Honeybee Die-Off, Bayer Study Confirms Dying Middle Class: The Number Of Americans That Can't Afford Their Own Homes Has More Than Doubled Kill The Messen... more »

LAVROV: Trump Jr./Russian lawyer ‘scandal’ is “WILD AND OVERBLOWN”

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 16 hours ago
The Russian Foreign Minister seemed shocked that America has grown so petty and frivolous. The post LAVROV: Trump Jr./Russian lawyer ‘scandal’ is “WILD AND OVERBLOWN” appeared first on The Duran.

America will have to kill liberty unless she kills sectarianism

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 16 hours ago
The United States is becoming more violent because supreme liberty is incompatible with un-regulated sectarianism from within and without. The post America will have to kill liberty unless she kills sectarianism appeared first on The Duran.

Wouldn't You Just LOVE A Democratic Party You Could Be Proud Of?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
David Feldman interviewed me yesterday for his radio show and he threw me for a loop with one of the questions that suddenly popped up out of nowhere. He wanted to know, basically, if millionaires should be driven out of the Democratic Party. I can understand why he asked me, inasmuch as I sometimes go on and on about how the DCCC is always undermining working class candidates in favor of wealthy self-funders. But that's an entirely different proposition from kicking any class of people out of the party. The Democratic Party is out of balance at this point. The congressional dele... more »

CEA Chairs on Steel Tariffs

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 16 hours ago
Here is the letter and here is a story about it.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
Life comes at you fast. * New York Post* a year ago: *New York Post* now: But Breitbart tells me that Rush Limbaugh thinks the *Post* was right the first time: Tuesday on his nationally syndicated radio show, conservative talker Rush Limbaugh said one of the motivations to put such a focus on first son Donald Trump, Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer during the 2016 presidential election was to “dirty him up” before he got a start in politics.... “We had the caller who said the Trump kids are good-looking and leftist[s] don’t like that,” Limbaugh said. “And that’s certainly t... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 12, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*CBS: **U.S. Marine Corps KC-130 crash details released by military* ITTA BENA, Miss. -- Investigators picked through debris across a fire-blackened soybean field Tuesday to try to determine why a U.S. military plane slammed into the ground, killing all 16 people aboard in the deadliest Marine crash anywhere in the world in more than a decade. The KC-130 air tanker was carrying members of an elite Marine special operations unit cross-country for training in Arizona when it went down Monday afternoon in the Mississippi Delta, the military said. The fiery crash scattered wreckage f... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Pew Poll: Majority of Republicans Think Colleges Have Negative Impact on U.S* A Pew Research Study released on July 10 reveals that an increasing majority of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents now say that they believe universities and colleges have a negative effect on our country. The survey, which looked at the partisan differences over the impact of major institutions on the country (from June 8-18), found that Republican attitudes on the effect of colleges and universities have dramatically changed over a relatively short period of time. In 2017, 58% of Republ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Global fakery* Global temperature chicanery is a substantiated and metastasizing problem. And the longer these shenanigans go ignored, the more taxpayers all over the world are being embarrassingly duped into forking over money to address an obscure, perhaps even non-existent, problem. In a new study, well-known researchers Dr. James P. Wallace III, Dr. Joseph S. D'Aleo and Dr. Craig D. Idso explore and affirm the issue of revisionist temperature data, the results of which significantly tarnish the “settled science” narrative. “The objective of this research,” the team writes,... more »

UN Warns On Syrian Partition Risk- PKK/YPG Terrorists go to Washington

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
Sorry folks, this was yesterday's post- but- we're doing home reno work. Do it yourself, saves lots of money, but takes up time. *UN lauds truce in Syria, but warns on partition risk* Reuters Agreements to de-escalate the fighting in Syria could simplify the conflict and help to stabilise the country, but* such accords must be an interim measure and avoid partition, *UN envoy Staffan de Mistura told a news conference yesterday. Federalization, then? Speaking at the start of five days of peace talks in Geneva, de Mistura said discussions were being held in Amman to monitor impleme... more »

Putting Junior's Emails In Context

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
Until now, the general consensus has been that Donald Trump is an idiot -- which explains his administration's profound incompetence. But, Ezra Klein writes, the story behind Trump Junior's emails puts things in another light: The generous interpretation, until now, was that this was all bumbling and idiocy and coincidence. Yes, the Trump campaign had a lot of strange meetings with Russians, and sure, it seemed to routinely forget them during congressional testimony and security checks, and of course, Russia intervened in the election to harm Hillary Clinton. But incompetence, we ... more »

Author “shocked” after top math journal retracts paper

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 17 hours ago
One of the world’s most prestigious mathematics journals has issued what appears to be its first retraction. The Annals of Mathematics recently withdrew a 2001 paper exploring the properties of certain symmetrical spaces. What prompted this retraction? And why did it occur 16 years after the paper was published? The retraction notice for “Invariant differential […] The post Author “shocked” after top math journal retracts paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Would America's B-2 Stealth Bombers Work During a Nuclear War?

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * A good question. *Air Force engineers explain that UHF connectivity, which is able to send and receive voice and data beyond line of sight, is recoverable in the event of a nuclear detonation but could be substantially degraded. Such a scenario underscores the need to build in strengthened communications links and redundancies to ensure connectivity in extremely high-risk or challenged environments such as those caused by nuclear explosions.* The Air Force is upgrading computer and communications technology for its B-2 stealth bomber so the aircraft i... more »

U.S. Air Force Now Training with A-29 Super Tucano

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * But will they buy it? Sierra Nevada’s A-29 Super Tucano demonstrator has arrived at Holloman Air Force Base, New Mexico, and the U.S. Air Force pilots have started training on the aircraft. Over the next few weeks, Air Force pilots will learn to fly the Super Tucano before kicking off the service’s OA-X experiment in on July 31. “Training has started for both the pilots and the weapons systems officers,” Taco Gilbert, Sierra Nevada’s senior vice president for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) told reporters during a conference cal... more »

America's Long History of Fake News

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 17 hours ago
While one might think that the fake news mantra during and since the 2016 U.S. presidential election is a relatively new development, in fact, as you will see from this posting, America's experience with fake news goes back at least 75 years to the Franklin Roosevelt presidency. It was during the initial phases of the Nazi occupation of Europe that Americans were exposed to a particularly nefarious bit of fake news. First, let's set up the situation. The date is October 27, 1941. Four months earlier, the Wehrmacht had begun their invasion of the Soviet Union and by December 194... more »

Majority of Republicans think higher education is bad for the country. Well that explains a lot.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
Courtesy of the Daily Beast: *Fifty-eight percent of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say colleges and universities have a negative effect on the country, according to a new Pew Research Center study. This marks a 45 percent increase from last year's study. Comparatively, 72 percent of Democrats and Democrat-leaning independents say higher education has a positive impact on the country. Fifty-five percent of the general population was also found to think positively of higher education. * I have said it before, and I will say it again, Republicans want the American... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago

"People Who Shut Their Eyes To Reality..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
"People who shut their eyes to reality simply invite their own destruction, and anyone who insists on remaining in a state of innocence long after that innocence is dead turns himself into a monster." - James Baldwin

GI Gurdjieff, "The Magician's Sheep"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
"The Magician's Sheep" GI Gurdjieff "There is an Eastern tale that speaks about a very rich magician who had a great many sheep. But at the same time this magician was very mean. He did not want to hire shepherds, nor did he want to erect a fence about the pasture where the sheep were grazing. The sheep consequently often wandered into the forest, fell into ravines and so on, and above all, they ran away, for they knew that the magician wanted their flesh and their skins, and this they did not like. At last the magician found a remedy. He hypnotized his sheep and suggested to them... more »

"How Dumb Is the Fed?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"How Dumb Is the Fed?"* by Bill Bonner "This morning, we are wondering: How dumb is the Fed? The question was prompted by this comment by former Fed insider Chris Whalen at The Institutional Risk Analyst blog: ‘Our message to the folks in Jackson Hole this week [at the annual central banker meeting there] is that the end of the Fed’s reckless experiment in social engineering via QE and near-zero interest rates will end in tears. ‘“Momentum” stocks like Tesla, to paraphrase our friend Dani Hughes on CNBC last week, will adjust and the mother of all rotations into bonds and defensi... more »

Taiwan Scrambles Ships And Planes To Monitor China's Aircraft Carrier As It Sailed Into Its Defense Zone

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Taiwan says Chinese carrier sails into its defence zone* TAIPEI (Reuters) - Chinese aircraft carrier the Liaoning entered Taiwan's air defence identification zone early on Wednesday morning on its way back from Hong Kong and is being monitored, Taiwan's defence ministry said, adding there was no cause for alarm. The Liaoning left Hong Kong at noon on Tuesday, before entering Taiwan's defence zone by travelling in a northerly direction via the western side of the Taiwan Strait, the ministry said. Taiwan was monitoring the situation, had detected nothing unusual and peo... more »

GMO’s Just Got a Lot More Frightening with Approval of New Monsanto Product

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 18 hours ago
*Christina Sarich* - The EPA just quietly approved a truly scary new upgrade to GMO's. The post GMO’s Just Got a Lot More Frightening with Approval of New Monsanto Product appeared first on Waking Times.

Top 9 Pieces of Modern Day Conspiracy Propaganda

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 18 hours ago
*Maki Freeman* - There are many pieces of conspiracy propaganda, myths or disinfo that are obstacles to the deeper truth. The post Top 9 Pieces of Modern Day Conspiracy Propaganda appeared first on Waking Times.

The Very Worst Heart Health Advice of All Time

thedrswolfson at The Drs. Wolfson - 18 hours ago
5 heart health tips you need to ignore We’ve all gotten bad advice from time to time, but when it comes to bad advice for heart health, it can be fatal. From companies making outlandish claims about aspirin to cereal makers trying to convince you that Raisin Bran is good for you, there’s no shortage […] The post The Very Worst Heart Health Advice of All Time appeared first on The Drs. Wolfson.

U.S. President Trump Will Travel To Paris Today To Meet With French President Emmanuel Macron

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
U.S. President Donald Trump (L) shakes hands with French President Emmanuel Macron before a working lunch ahead of a NATO Summit in Brussels, Belgium, May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Peter Dejong/Pool *Reuters:** Amid divisions with Macron, Trump to travel to Paris to discuss Syria, terrorism* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will travel to Paris on Wednesday to meet with French President Emmanuel Macron where the two leaders will seek to work together on Syria and countering terrorism, while avoiding the thorny issues that have divided them. Trump and Macron -- both polit...more »

Ukraine’s collusion with Hillary Clinton to meddle in US elections now exposed (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 18 hours ago
Ukraine's US election meddling to help Hillary Clinton is now seeing the light of day. The post Ukraine’s collusion with Hillary Clinton to meddle in US elections now exposed (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is obsessed with Putin and Trump’s crotch!

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 18 hours ago
Is Chris Matthews trying to be trendy or does he have a bigger problem? The post MSNBC’s Chris Matthews is obsessed with Putin and Trump’s crotch! appeared first on The Duran.

ASSANGE: ‘I encouraged Trump Jr. to release lawyer emails’

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 18 hours ago
Julian Assange contacted Donald Trump Jr. and offered to publish the emails on Wikileaks. The post ASSANGE: ‘I encouraged Trump Jr. to release lawyer emails’ appeared first on The Duran.

US Lt Col says “Russians are terrorists”, “Putin is pure evil” and “US, not Russia, killed al-Baghdadi” (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 18 hours ago
Russia killed Baghdadi and this US retired Lt Col is upset about it. The post US Lt Col says “Russians are terrorists”, “Putin is pure evil” and “US, not Russia, killed al-Baghdadi” (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Minimum Wage Cruelty

Walter E. Williams at rss - 19 hours ago
[image: minimum-wage-cruelty] There are political movements to push the federal minimum hourly wage to $15. Raising the minimum wage has popular support among Americans. Their reasons include fighting poverty, preventing worker exploitation and providing a living wage. For the most part, the intentions behind the support for raising the minimum wage are decent. But when we evaluate public policy, the effect of the policy is far more important than intentions. So let's examine the effects of increases in minimum wages.

USS Fitzgerald Commander Temporarily Relieved. Destroyer Is Now In Dry Dock For Repairs

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*USNI News:* *USS Fitzgerald Commander Temporarily Relieved; Destroyer Enters Dry Dock* WASHINGTON, D.C. — The commander of the guided missile destroyer that was struck by a Philippine-flagged merchant vessel last month off Japan was temporarily relived of command for medical reasons, a U.S. 7th Fleet spokesperson told USNI News on Tuesday. Cmdr. Bryce Benson was removed from his position by Capt. Jeffrey Bennett, commodore, Destroyer Squadron 15 on Tuesday to recuperate from injuries he sustained following the collision of USS Fitzgerald (DDG-62) and ACX Crystal, spokesperson Cm... more »

Another Hard-Left Agitator Tricks BBC News per Guido Fawkes

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
Guido Fawkes reports on more BBC propagandising: 'On last night's BBC Six O'Clock News, Kamal Ahmed presented a package on the Taylor Report which included an interview with one Felicity Flynn. Flynn was introduced by name only and captioned as a "former zero hours worker". She had clearly been invited to Millbank studios to tape just a few seconds of her condemning "insecure work". Yet Felicity Flynn is not your average "former zero hours contract worker"… She is in fact the Vice Chair of South Norwood Labour Party. She describes herself in her Twitter bio as a "socialist", and h... more »

You have to admit, the irony is kind of delicious.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
I have a feeling that any communications going back and forth between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton right now are heavy with LOL's.

Ten Minutes to Wapner - The OCD of Autism

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
By Teresa Conrick If you never saw the film, Rainman (1988) , you don´t know that classic line -- Ten minutes to Wapner -- which of course meant, Judge Wapner from, The People´s Court. That quote became a tragic joke,...

Syrian Army scores devastating ATGM strike on FSA rebels in northern Latakia

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 P.M.) – An anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) team of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has today scored a highly-effective hit on a rebel vehicle traveling along a road in northern Latakia. According to reports, eight rebels of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) were killed and another 4 wounded when an ATGM team […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: ISIS carries out 60 bomb attacks in Idlib

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:50 A.M.) – According to the Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) jihadist group, sleeper cells loyal to the so-called Islamic State have carried out sixty (60) bomb attacks throughout the rebel-held Idlib Governonate in the month of June. HTS media has released two propaganda videos covering the consequences of the ISIS bombings and the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Savage firefight erupts between ISIS and Turkish police, many dead

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – Turkish police have conducted a raid against an ISIS hideout in the large city of Konya in southwestern Turkey. What was meant to be a quick bust by heavily-armed Turkish police against supposedly a unprepared ISIS sleeper cell quickly degenerated into a high-pitched gun battle resulting in a number of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Damascus rebels call in the big guns, Syrian Army calls in the air force: videos

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – Damascus’ Ayn Tarma District continues to be the focus point of pro-government offensive efforts to sever the Jobar salient from the rest of militant-occupied East Ghouta. Likewise, the suburb is now also the focus point of militant counter-efforts aimed at repelling pro-government forces and inflicting heavy losses on their ranks. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Mexico: Strange Object in the Skies Over Puebla

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 19 hours ago
*Source: PLANETA UFO and El Sol de MexicoDate: 07.12.2017* *Mexico: Strange Object in the Skies Over Puebla* PUEBLA - A strange object was seen over ver Quecholac which has caused consternation among the locals, who claim it is a UFO. A black circle appeared among the clouds, immediately attracting attention. However, an even larger shape appeared in the distance. It was a cloudy afternoon in Quecholac, Puebla when the object was recorded. Its nature has not yet been determined. VIDEO EMBEDDED AT: *https://www.elsoldemexico.com.mx/republica/sociedad-rep/701261-video-extrana-figu... more »

What Does the Campaign to Make Internet Access a Human Right Say about Who We Are?

Ethical Technology - 20 hours ago
What follows is not an argument for rejecting internet access as a human right. I have no problem with internet access being made available to all humans. But I believe that the enthusiasm attached to this campaign speaks to the Realpolitik that often lay behind ‘human rights’ campaigns. After all, in terms of Abraham Maslow’s famed ‘hierarchy of needs’, which defines the stages of human self-actualisation, internet access would be located near the very top – certainly on top of meeting the basic material conditions of life, which remain a challenge to a third to a half of the wor... more »

Chicago Woman Attacked By Giant Bat-Like Creature in 2005

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
First off, we have had over a dozen reports around Chicago during the past two months. They are surely of the same unique creature and this has allowed a pretty good appreciation. This earlier report tells us of an attack that was barely beaten off. So far i do suspect that this creature is a gargoyle that depends on sucking blood from a victim. The recent example is very large, but most appear to be smaller. There could be a male female size split with a number of smaller females associated with a single male. Thus we have a natural flock of these creatures attacking cattle... more »

Oil ‘Is Going to Be a Worthless Commodity,’ and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Knows It

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
The problem is that it will not take decades. Most of you know from my work that we can access energy directly from Dark Matter. We have done it using the original Tesla modulator and it is easy to work with. Yet you do not have to wait at all for this solution to be put on the market. Battery technology by itself has already made the electric vehicle practical and ultimately our technology roll out as well. Effective storage also easily doubles supply from existing infrastructure as well. Thus EV's will flood the market during the next several years. This nicely paves the w... more »

Notes of a Reformed News Weasel: Understanding the Vacuity

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
What makes it horrible is that our education system picks them all up out of high school where their education was seriously watered down to start with and then attempts to make them journalists. Thus folks who are second raters at best slide into a college system designed to milk them but also not fail them out too quickly with any thing challenging. Back in the day talented young men were discovered and absorbed easily into challenging programs with scholarships if parental support was missing. They then mixed with the children of the well to do and slid easily into the so call... more »

Kolbrin - Lothan

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This item is extremely important as it is rich in technical detail. We also appear to see the early world of Stone Henge as well. Most important though we get a complete description of the lading of a large ship of the times. You cannot make this up and i have seen it no where else. Particularly when i was looking for this. They are clearly sailing out of the Mediterranean as they carry those types of goods and oils. Thus it is likely a run through to Britain. They pasxs the sunken Azores and we get a . *CHAPTER EIGHT * *THE ROLLS OF RECORD - 2 * *Lothan, Captain of Men... more »

A Close Call When An F-35 Landed On A US Aircraft Carrier In The Dark With A Display Malfunction

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Sputnik:* *WATCH: F-35 Gets ‘Real Lucky,’ Lands on US Aircraft Carrier Without Crashing* “We got real lucky that night,” a US colonel said regarding a joint strike fighter pilot’s ability to overcome a display malfunction while trying to land a fifth-generation F-35 in the dark. New footage shows what F-35 pilots experience while landing in the dark. The pilot’s helmet-mounted display, which normally offers the pilot a clear view of where he’s landing, appears to have failed. Additionally, low-light conditions led to poor visibility, which could not have made the feat any eas... more »

President Trump Picks Up Marine's Hat

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
https://youtu.be/YB8AHblrGvs Contrast President Donald Trump's picking up of that US Marine's hat with Barack Obama not saluting a Marine...

"The World Is A Dangerous Place..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
"If I were to remain silent, I'd be guilty of complicity." - Albert Einstein

"Why Palestine is Still the Issue"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*"Why Palestine is Still the Issue"* by John Pilger "When I first went to Palestine as a young reporter in the 1960s, I stayed on a kibbutz. The people I met were hard-working, spirited and called themselves socialists. I liked them. One evening at dinner, I asked about the silhouettes of people in the far distance, beyond our perimeter. “Arabs”, they said, “nomads”. The words were almost spat out. Israel, they said, meaning Palestine, had been mostly wasteland and one of the great feats of the Zionist enterprise was to turn the desert green. They gave as an example their crop of J... more »

Bleeding Edge

LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
President Trump spoke to the Polish people about the need to save Western Culture from the clash of civilizations that we in the West are now experiencing. Actually it's the leading (bleeding) edge. CDR Salamander did a good job identifying the problem on his blog and I encourage you to read it here. I couldn't do a better job than he did explaining the situation in a few words. I've posted the gum ball video before but a revisit is never a bad idea. As you'd expect, progressive heads exploded when President Trump spoke of a threat to Western Culture. CNN called his comments racist... more »

Hysteria over double standards in food products

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
The media in much of post-communist Europe are obsessed with a fashionable topic – the observed double standards in food products. Transnational companies sell their products – in identical packages – in many countries but the composition is sometimes different. See e.g. this Reuters story about the panic in Bulgaria or another one about Czechia (or a test reported in Radio Prague EN). We're often calling ourselves the "dumping ground of Europe" and stuff like that. I believe that all this anxiety is painful. What makes us different is that some of us – and our politicians – still e... more »

Greatest Aviation Disaster In History Was Averted At The Last Minute At San Francisco's International Airport

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Mercury News:* *Exclusive: SFO near miss might have triggered ‘greatest aviation disaster in history’* SAN FRANCISCO — In what one aviation expert called a near-miss of what could have been the largest aviation disaster ever, an Air Canada pilot on Friday narrowly avoided a tragic mistake: landing on the San Francisco International Airport taxiway instead of the runway. Sitting on Taxiway C shortly before midnight were four airplanes full of passengers and fuel awaiting permission to take off, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, which is investigating the “rare” inc... more »

Macron The Antichrist? | The Alien God With A.I. with Anthony Patch

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Published on Jul 11, 2017 Join us on KBS as we welcome back Mr Anthony Patch to discuss the recent comments by French president Emmanuel Macron in which he declared himself the Roman God Jupiter. Then we get into a disturbing new twist taken by Facebook AI bots in which the taught themselves the art […]

Libyan Army Spokesmen Says Hillary And Obama Colluded With Terrorists In Libya

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Published on Jul 11, 2017 A Libyan Army Spokesman has just dropped a bombshell on Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, alleging that they let Libya fall to terrorists. end

Experts Agree: Trump Is Planning Limited North Korean Strike Next Month

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Published on Jul 11, 2017 Joel Skousen and Dr. Jerome Corsi join Alex Jones live to dissect President Trump’s foreign policy with North Korea and discuss his best course of action to prevent an all out nuclear World War III. end

Mad Max Is Alive And Well In Venezuela

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* The above video is from Zero Hedge ....* Meanwhile In Venezuela, The Real Mad Max Emerges*

Douglas Murray on Muslim integration in Germany

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
https://youtu.be/qGGPYQbnyTc If you don't remember Turkish President Erdogan's 2007 speech then this might remind you: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told Turks living in Europe that they do not need to assimilate into their host societies. Erdogan was addressing an audience of 20,000 Turks gathered in Cologne on Sunday. The audience included Turks living in France, Belgian and the Netherlands, as well as in Germany. "I understand very well that you are against assimilation. One cannot expect you to assimilate," Erdogan told the crowd. He said, "Assimilation is a c... more »

Maajid Nawaz Destroys Caller Who Refuses To Condemn Hamas per LBC

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
'"You're calling in to defend Corbyn and you can't even condemn Hamas an organisation that at its heart still has… a desire to wipe out all Jews from Israel. "Not just oppose the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza - an organisation that still legitimises the random targeting of Israeli citizens including children in their schools." He continued: "I'll tell you something if people supporting Corbyn and Labour can't even agree and accept that Hamas is a terrorist organisation then you are in the nasty party".' Not the sort of words that you'd ever hear from a BBC radio ho... more »

2002, “River of Stars”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
2002, “River of Stars” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dg9Wl4b3gOo

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“A bright spiral galaxy of the northern sky, Messier 63 is about 25 million light-years distant in the loyal constellation Canes Venatici. Also cataloged as NGC 5055, the majestic island universe is nearly 100,000 light-years across. That's about the size of our own Milky Way Galaxy. *Click image for larger size.* Known by the popular moniker, The Sunflower Galaxy, M63 sports a bright yellowish core in this sharp composite image from space- and ground-based telescopes. Its sweeping blue spiral arms are streaked with cosmic dust lanes and dotted with pink star forming regions. A domin... more »

Chet Raymo, “The Uses of Enchantment”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
* “The Uses of Enchantment”* by Chet Raymo “There was a time when every wood, every tree, was thought to be inhabited by spirits called dryads, every pool and stream by naiads. Even not so long ago, our road here in Ireland was called "the fairies' road." The world, we say, was enchanted- every stone and plant infused with an animate spirit. Science put paid to all that, chased the spirits from their woods and pools, drove the fairies from their hills. Disenchanted the landscape. Well, maybe not. It depends on how you define enchantment. Remember those spider webs I wrote about th... more »

“Apocalypse In One Picture: Extreme Fear Is A Reasonable Reaction”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*“Apocalypse In One Picture: * *Extreme Fear Is A Reasonable Reaction”* by Monty Pelerin “It is nearly impossible to convince people that an economic ending is likely, perhaps inevitable. It is beyond anything they have seen or can imagine. I attribute that to a normalcy bias is an inherent weakness of experiential learners. For many, accepting something that has not occurred during their time on the planet is not possible. The laws of economics and mathematics may shape history but they are not controlled by history. The form of cataclysm and its timing is indeterminable. Politica... more »

Jeremy Corbyn pictured enjoying pizza with controversial pro-Assad campaigner who denied genocide in Srebrenica

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
Do read The Telegraph article here http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/07/11/jeremy-corbyn-pictured-enjoying-pizza-controversial-pro-assad/ it's not surprising but revealing about who Jeremy Corbyn chooses to associate with. The Labour Party defence is most amusing: 'A Labour spokesman said: "Jeremy Corbyn had dinner with friends from Cypriots for Labour, during which they were joined briefly by Mr Papadopolous, who asked to be photographed with Jeremy. "Photographs of Jeremy with members of the public do not mean he endorses their views, as is the case on this occasion too. '... more »

Some Humour

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago

Al-Qaeda ambushes French Army in Mali: six soldiers killed, injured

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:40 A.M.) – The French Army is paying a high price for its counter-insurgency efforts in northern Africa after being repeatedly targeted by an Al-Qaeda franchise group known as ‘Support of Islam and Muslims’ (JNIM). In an online bulletin released by JNIM’s media wing, the Al-Qaeda branch claimed to have targeted a French […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Kurdish fighters push towards Raqqa’s city centre while ISIS deploys suicide bombers

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:00 A.M.) – Fierce clashes continue day and night in a handful of frontline neighborhoods across the provincial capital of Raqqa, resulting in massive devastation. Gradually inching closer to the ISIS-held city centre, the US-backed ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) restarted their western axis offensive after a week-long hiatus and seized dozens of buildings […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Five villages liberated as Nigerian Army deals heavy blow to ISIS-linked Boko Haram

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7:30 A.M.) – On Tuesday, the Nigerian Armed Forces led a succesful offensive against Boko Haram insurgents on the northeastern border of the country, thus forcing the ISIS-linked militants to retreat further into the Lake Chad region. Led by the 7th Brigade of the Special Forces and elements of the 8th Division, government […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Belgium: EU will build on Astana Syria peace talks – Mogherini

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:55 A.M.) – High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Brussels on Tuesday, with the Syrian crisis reportedly topping the agenda. Speaking at a press conference after the meeting, Mogherini said, “We are not a military player in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army attempts to cutoff vital rebel supply line in Damascus: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched an imperative operation in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, Tuesday, that aimed to cutoff the vital supply line for Faylaq Al-Rahman between the Jobar-Zamalka axis. According to Al-Masdar’s Ibrahim Joudeh, the Syrian Arab Army advanced along the southern bypass of the highway that runs […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russia, Iran stress significance of implementing nuclear deal

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
(TASS) Russia and Iran have stressed the importance of the implementation of agreements on the Iranian nuclear program by all signatories to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Actions (JCPOA), the Russian foreign minister said on Tuesday after Teheran consultations between Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov and Iranian diplomats. The sides “conducted a detailed analysis of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Elite Syrian Army unit makes final preparations for central Syria offensive

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:15 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is making their final preparations for the upcoming government offensive to expel the Islamic State (ISIL) from central Syria, a source told Al-Masdar on Tuesday. Led by their elite Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army plans to expand southward from the key town of Resafa […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US, Qatar discuss fighting terror financing

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:50 A.M.) – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson vowed that the US would work with Qatar to combat terrorism financing, when speaking from a press conference in Doha on Tuesday. The two countries signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) outlining a series of steps they would take to interrupt and disable financing flows […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The rise and fall of the Islamic State group in Iraq (interactive timeline). https://t.co/VImFRzhRrX pic.twitter.com/wTBm5lTfQ0 — AP Interactive (@AP_Interactive) July 11, 2017 100 days of protest in #Venezuela in 100 powerful photos. #100DiasDeResistencia See gallery here: https://t.co/j97aoT5kym pic.twitter.com/BedbMwjjKo — IBTimes UK (@IBTimesUK) July 11, 2017 A look at the inner workings of bitcoin: https://t.co/SF5RnL34W7 #ReutersFintech #fintech https://t.co/O5zHD11tSK pic.twitter.com/cc88bVoQHu — Reuters Business (@ReutersBiz) July 11, 2017 Olympics in 2024 & 2028: Paris ... more »

Australia exported most of its natural gas as citizens dealt with prolonged power outages

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 1 day ago
Australia’s electricity shortages should be a warning sign to the U.S. to avoid relying too heavily on green energy sources like wind and solar while mass exporting natural gas. CFACT is in Australia for the "ECOCITIES World Summit" and the Down Under premiere of "Climate Hustle."

Al Gore praised Australian state plagued by blackouts for ‘leading the world’ in green energy

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 1 day ago
CFACT is at the "ECOCITY world summit" in Australia. Al Gore is ignoring the main reason behind South Australia’s decision to build battery storage — a massive blackout caused by wind turbines.

Community Colleges Viewing Workforce Development Through Regional Lens

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
California and Pennsylvania community college systems are focusing on bridging a growing skills gap between the needs of regional labor markets and the qualifications of graduates.

Bethune-Cookman President Jackson Retiring

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Bethune-Cookman University announced Tuesday that its president, Edison O. Jackson, is retiring.

Louisville Tries Different Course to Close Black Male Achievement Gap

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
In an effort to improve academic achievement among African Americans, a Kentucky school board has approved the creation of an academy tailored to Black male students in Louisville.

When the News of Demise Is Greatly Exaggerated

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
In the same state, under the same accrediting agency, two schools in the past few years have been on probation, and their media treatment has been very different.

SI units: \(h,k_B,e,N_A\) will be set to known constants

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
Between 13th and 16th of November, 2018, the 26th meeting of The General Conference on Weights and Measures will convene in Versailles, France. The Symmetry Magazine tells us that it is expected to cause a revolution in the definition of SI units. In 2012, I became somewhat loud while screaming "let us fix the value of Planck's constant" although I was recommending it more silently for decades. Last year, my goal finally got closer while plans to redefine one ampere were already around, too. According to Daniel Garisto, the seven basic SI units will be defined in ways that are... more »

"Choose Your Side..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"We Americans have a saying: "It's more important what you stand for than who you stand with." I do not rely upon peer opinion to decide what is right and what is wrong. I make those decisions for myself, and even if I discover that every other human alive chose differently, that doesn't mean I was wrong. There comes a time in every man's life when he has to choose sides. I have chosen my side. I am comfortable with my decision. I do not think everyone on my side is a saint, but I know that those on the other side are much, much worse. Sometimes a man with too broad a perspective ... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"And finally this question, the mystery of whose story it will be, of who draws the curtain. Who is it that chooses our steps in the dance? Who drives us mad? Lashes us with whips and crowning us with victory when we survive the impossible? Who is it that does all these things? Who honors those we love for the very life we live? Who sends monsters to kill us, and at the same time sings that we'll never die? Who teaches us what's real and how to laugh at lies? Who decides why we live and what we'll die to defend? Who chains us and who holds the key that can set us free? It's *YOU*...... more »

Voice-Activated Smart Home Technology Used to Make Arrest in Assault Case

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By Nicholas West A new type of court case is slowly but demonstrably taking shape within the American legal system: alleged crimes being detected from... more »

DARPA Commits $65M to Brain Implant Program for Super Soldier Project

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By Aaron Kesel The U.S. military is disclosing a super soldier project, revealing to have allocated funding of $65 million dollars for a program to... more »

US Intel Agency Funding Research Into Wildly Accurate Mind Reading Technology

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By Carey Wedler Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University recently made a scientific breakthrough using machine algorithms to accurately guess what people are thinking. In other... more »

State Moves To Criminalize Screen Time for Kids, Parents to Face $20K Fine for Violation

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By Claire Bernish Should Colorado legislators get their way, smartphones and other electronic devices capable of connecting to the Internet would be verboten for kids... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A man cries as he carries his daughter while walking from an Islamic State-controlled part of Mosul towards Iraqi special forces soldiers during a battle in Mosul, Iraq, March 4, 2017. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic/File photo *WNU Editor*: The above picture is from this photo gallery ....* A picture and its story: Capturing the nine-month battle for Mosul *(Reuters)

Mad Max Is Alive And Well In Venezuela

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*WNU Editor:* The above video is from Zero Hedge ....* Meanwhile In Venezuela, The Real Mad Max Emerges*

What Has The U.S. Military Learned From The Battle Of Mosul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Defense One*: *Mosul: What the Decade’s Largest Battle Says About the Future of War* Here’s how Western-backed Iraqi soldiers helped break the Islamic State’s grip on a city of more than 1 million people — and what we can learn from it. The world’s largest military operation in nearly 15 years has been going on since October 2016: the drive on Mosul, Iraq. In this special feature, Defense One’s Ben Watson outlines the tactical innovations that U.S.-backed coalition forces used to break the Islamic State’s grip on a city of more than one million people. An animated battle map l... more »

Everyone Says Taking Back The Senate In 2018 Is Impossible, But Is TrumpCare Making It Less Impossible?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Earlier this morning, we looked at Bernie's rally in Morgantown and at West Virginia GOP Senator Shelley Moore Capito's statement that she's willing to cast the decisive third vote to kill TrumpCare in the Senate if it comes to that. Recently released polling on the Senate version of TrumpCare by the Global Strategy Group and the Garin Hart Yang Research Group, is nothing but bad news for Republicans seeking reelection. How about this: "Senate Republican candidates take an approximately 30-point hit when voters learn they’re supporting their party’s bill to repeal and replace Obama... more »

The (In)significance of Baghdadi Being "Dead"

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 day ago
Hopeful onlookers should recall how Bin Laden's death was followed by the expansion of terrorism, not its defeat. *July 11, 2017* (Tony Cartalucci - LD) - Reports have once again emerged that the supposed leader of the self-proclaimed "Islamic State" (ISIS), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed - possibly in a recent Russian airstrike in Syria. News confirming the death of Baghdadi, would appear to have significant implications regarding the terrorist organization and its now global-spanning operations stretching from North Africa, across the Middle East and Central Asia, and even re... more »

How to teach kids about climate

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 1 day ago
The Web is loaded with alarmist material but there is almost nothing from the skeptics. Here's what good classroom materials might look like.

Inside the minds of Trump’s 'true believers'

Ronald W. Pies, Professor of Psychiatry, Lecturer on Bioethics & Humanities at SUNY Upstate Medical University; and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Tufts University School of Medicine, Tufts University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
What is this man thinking? AP Photo/Ted S. Warren When Donald Trump gave the commencement address at Liberty University this spring, he told the graduates that “America has always been the land of dreams because America is a nation of true believers.” Trump argued that, in America, “we don’t worship government; we worship God.” I suspect the president was unaware that the term “true believer” was made famous more than 65 years ago in Eric Hoffer’s 1951 book, “The True Believer: Thoughts on the Nature of Mass Movements.” Hoffer had no academic training, having worked mainly as a lon... more »

Would impeaching Trump restore the rule of law? Lessons from Latin America

Rachel E. Bowen, Associate Professor of Political Science, The Ohio State University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Some Americans and members of Congress have called for the impeachment of President Donald Trump. What happens after a president is impeached? The vice president would take his place, but other parts of the government continue unchanged. That may not be a bad thing. However, partisan polarization can be magnified in the process. Many Americans already think the government is too divided along partisan lines and that corruption has reached the highest levels of government. These beliefs fuel declines in public trust and dissatisfaction with the government in general. In my book o... more »

The Economic Reset Has Been Planned & The Bankers Want To Control It

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 11, 2017 Get economic collapse news throughout the day visit http://x22report.com Wholesale sales tumble for the 3rd straight month in a row while inventories are building up. We have never seen QE until 2008 and we do not know what an unwind will look like or the discontinuation of QE, which could lead […]

Gazans Still Suffering from Israel’s 2014 War

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 8, 2017 This July marks the third anniversary of the 51-day Israeli war on Gaza that left more than two-thousand people dead. Palestinians are still feeling the pinch of war as the reconstruction process in the coastal enclave goes on very slowly. Our correspondent, Halla Alsafadi has met with a displaced family. […]

US Military to Spend £50M on Digital BRAIN IMPLANTS to Create SUPER SOLDIERS

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
US Military to Spend £50M on Digital BRAIN IMPLANTS to Create SUPER SOLDIERS by SEAN MARTIN, http://www.express.co.uk/ THE US military is ploughing $65million (£50million) into research which will one day allow them to plug human brains directly into the digital world. – The controversial program from the States’ armed forces will see them create software which could […]

Moscow May Expel About 30 US Diplomats, Freeze Some US Assets in Russia

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Moscow May Expel About 30 US Diplomats, Freeze Some US Assets in Russia by https://sputniknews.com/ Russia may decide to expel about 30 US diplomats and freeze some US assets over the situation over the Russian diplomatic facilities closed down in the United States, media reported on Tuesday. – MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Two diplomatic compounds belonging to Russia […]

Ever More Official Lies from the US Government

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Ever More Official Lies from the US Government by Paul Craig Roberts, http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/ The false reality constructed for Americans parallels perfectly the false reality constructed by Big Brother in George Orwells’ dystopian novel 1984. – Consider the constant morphing of “the Muslim threat” from al-Qaeda to the Taliban, to al-Nusra, to ISIS to ISIL, to Daesh […]

Ron Paul: ‘Maybe We’re Not Doing So Well Running the World’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 11, 2017 Former Congressman Ron Paul (R-Texas) tells Larry why he believes America’s foreign policies present a bigger danger to the US than North Korea and that a radical reconsideration of the United States role in global affairs is needed. Paul also discusses Obamacare and why he thinks it has destroyed the […]

Radio of Terror: Imam FM Suspended Over Broadcast of Lectures by Al-Qaeda Leader (CIA Agent)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 11, 2017 A British radio station has been suspended after it broadcast more than 25 hours of lectures by a suspected Al-Qaeda recruiter during Ramadan that called for “holy war” and “encouraged violence.” end

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