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Thomas Paine

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Friday, July 14, 2017

13 July - Blogs I'm Following 1 of 2

1:23 am MDT July 14

I've Worked with Refugees for Decades. Europe's Afghan Crime Wave Is Mind-Boggling. Per The National Interest

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 49 minutes ago
This article by someone who's worked with immigrants for many years http://nationalinterest.org/feature/ive-worked-refugees-decades-europes-afghan-crime-wave-mind-21506 is profoundly depressing. Here's an extract but do read the whole piece: 'This brings us to a third, more compelling and quite disturbing theory—the one that my Afghan friend, the court translator, puts forward. On the basis of his hundreds of interactions with these young men in his professional capacity over the past several years, he believes to have discovered that they are motivated by a deep and abiding contem... more »

U.S. Allies In The Middle East Want President Trump To Continue Engagement With Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 57 minutes ago
US counter-ISIS special presidential envoy, Brett McGurk. Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters *Joel Gehrke, Washington Examiner:* *Top counter-ISIS official: Middle East allies favor 'engagement with Russia'* US allies in the Middle East want President Trump to continue "engagement with Russia," according to a top counter-Islamic State official at the State Department. "Engagement with Russia on Syria is something that nearly all of our partners here in the region have encouraged, including our friends here in Iraq," Brett McGurk, the special presidential envoy who has been leading the coun... more »

Refugees from war or economic migrants?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 hour ago
There's one passage in this Breitbart report http://www.breitbart.com/london/2017/07/13/four-thousand-african-migrants-picked-up-off-libyan-coast-shuttled-to-italy/ on immigration from Africa into Italy that caught my eye : 'Based on statements received at the time of landing in Italy, the 2017 migrants home countries are Nigeria (14,504), Bangladesh (8,268), Guinea (7,844), Ivory Coast (7,455), Gambia (5,022), Senegal (4,914), Mali (4,862), Eritrea (4,553), Morocco (4,190) and Sudan (4,051).' The African countries are not all war torn but what's that country from where the second... more »

Gaza War Victims Demand Justice at ICC

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Jul 11, 2017 Three years after Israel’s devastating war on Gaza in the summer of 2014, the families who lost their loved ones during the attacks are demanding justice. Press TV’s correspondent Ashraf Shannon brings us the details. “In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of Hebrew University, a biologist, published the first extensive study […]

Congressman Bob Barr: Jihadis Are Waived Through Security While Children Are Groped

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Jul 13, 2017 While speaking of frivolous federal agencies, Bob Barr and Alex Jones comment on the TSA’s passenger search policy where children and senior citizens are selected for pat downs rather than military aged men. end

The One World Government Technocracy Is Breaking Down, “The Elites” Are Panicking?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Jul 13, 2017 Jon Rappoport details how the One World Government plan is falling to pieces in President Trump’s wake.

US Leads 25,000 Troops in Drills to “Protect” Europe from Russia in Black Sea

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Article is largely US-NATO war propaganda. US Leads 25,000 Troops in Drills to Protect Europe from Russia in Black Sea by ZOIE O’BRIEN, http://www.express.co.uk/ MAJOR military exercises are taking place in Eastern Europe as more than 25,000 NATO troops from 20 allied and partner countries descended on Bulgaria. – While nuclear testing and global terror threatens the […]

VISA Takes Its War on Cash to US Retailers

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
VISA takes its War on Cash to US Retailers by Wolf Richter, http://wolfstreet.com/ Forget “legal tender.” “We’re focused on putting cash out of business,” Visa’s new CEO Al Kelly said on June 22 at Visa Investor Day. Pushing consumers into digital and electronic payments is the company’s “number-one growth lever.” Visa has been dogged by the stubborn […]

ISIS 2.0: US Military Warns Iraqi Govt of Possible Reemergence of Islamic State (CIA Jihadists wink wink)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Published on Jul 13, 2017 The U.S. military has warned the Iraqi government about the possible re-emergence of an upgraded version of Islamic State, following the terror group’s defeat in Mosul. end

‘Putin Would Prefer Hillary Clinton, Not Me’ – Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
I am not convince that the Donald is telling the truth. Hitlery means thermonuclear WW3. – Published on Jul 13, 2017 Ever since his election victory, Donald Trump’s faced media allegations that Vladimir Putin was responsible for putting him in the White House. But now the president has raised more than a few eye brows, […]

Macron Says European Financial Transaction Tax Must Make Sense. 10 Nations Have Signed Up

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
The “FTT” is just a euphemism for a Europe wide tax on citizens. If you were to read the details, IMO, there will not just be financial transaction taxes but also personal income tax, property tax, company taxes …. It is for the implementation of a United States of Europe: a 10 nations federation/government.

EU’s Superstate Move to Control Tax Rejected by Irish MEP Furious at Threat to Sovereignty. 10 EU Countries Have Signed Up

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
The “FTT” is just a euphemism for a Europe wide tax on citizens. If you were to read the details, IMO, there will not just be financial transaction taxes but also personal income tax, property tax, company taxes …. It is for the implementation of a United States of Europe: a 10 nations federation/government.

Visa Trying to Bribe Merchants to Stop Taking Cash

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Visa Trying to Bribe Merchants to Stop Taking Cash by Yves Smith, http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/ The war on cash is escalating. A big driver isn’t central banks who want to be able to inflict negative interest rates on savers, or Treasuries who see cash transactions as hiding revenues from their tax collectors, but the payment networks that want to […]

Nomi Prins: Easy Money Policy Allows for Another Crisis

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Nomi Prins: Easy Money Policy Allows for Another Crisis by CRAIG WILSON, https://dailyreckoning.com/ Nomi Prins joined The Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan in Tokyo to discuss the banking landscape and state of financial regulations in the Trump era. The central bank historian and financial expert also took a deep dive into the shifting relations between the United States and […]

AP Tells Reporters to Never Use the Term “Pro-Life”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Illuminist social engineers rule this world by subtlety and deception. AP Tells Reporters to Never Use the Term “Pro-Life” by MICAIAH BILGER, http://www.lifenews.com/ For evidence of pro-abortion bias in the mainstream media, people need look no further than the AP Stylebook, a widely-used journalism manual. – The book is a publication of the news wire the Associated […]

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 7/14/2017"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 7/14/2017"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "There is still no there there with the Russian collusion story in its latest version featuring Donald Trump Jr. This looks more like an episode of “Punk’d,” but there is no crime and no treason according to renowned lawyer Alan Dershowitz. What this really is all about is a fight between good and evil. It’s that simple. The Deep State and the MSM are doing everything they can to destroy Trump and his team. This is why President Trump held a prayer meeting at the White House where ministers laid hands on him in a pr... more »

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
#POTUSinFrance in Photos: https://t.co/6efZkihXfM pic.twitter.com/xg53CawtFZ — The White House (@WhiteHouse) July 13, 2017 "She's in such good physical shape" - @POTUS tells @EmmanuelMacron as the two couples chatted in Parishttps://t.co/Ixho3UpQzz pic.twitter.com/zKf2JKZC8B — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) July 13, 2017 IS - what next? https://t.co/kKJob4Lvvs — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) July 14, 2017 In pictures: a look back at the life of Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, who fought for democracy in Chinahttps://t.co/SkxqQV55tM — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) July 14, 2017

The Battle For The Syrian City Of Raqqa Is Intensifying

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*CNN:* *US troops 'more exposed to enemy' in Raqqa than in Mosul* (CNN)US military advisers helping Kurdish and Arab fighters combat ISIS in Raqqa, Syria are "more exposed to enemy contact" than they were during the battle for Mosul, the spokesman for the US-led coalition said Wednesday. "They are much more exposed to enemy contact than those in Iraq," US Army Col. Ryan Dillon told reporters at the Pentagon, referring to US and coalition troops that are accompanying local allies in the fight for Raqqa, ISIS' de-facto capital. Coalition artillery and aircraft have been supporting t... more »

Not published in the British Medical Journal: the dangers and conflicts of Infanrix Hexa

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 2 hours ago
By John Stone The British government have announced the addition to the infant vaccine schedule of a Hepatitis B vaccine from August 1, as one component of GSK’s controversial hexavalent vaccine Infanrix Hexa which also includes DTaP, polio and HiB....

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Eiffel Tower Flyby* The Thunderbirds, the Air Force’s air demonstration squadron, fly by the Eiffel Tower in Paris, July 11, 2017, to prepare for Bastille Day celebrations in the city. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Christopher Boitz

Classical simplex vs quantum ball

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 2 hours ago
*and another huge difference between classical and quantum physics* Bell's theorem is often hyped as a very important result about the foundations of quantum mechanics. There are two basic problems with this assertion: the theorem isn't a theorem about quantum mechanics at all; and it is not important. It is a theorem about local classical theories (those that were ruled out around 1925) and its claimed importance – the proven difference between classical and quantum theories – must be trivial to see for every intelligent schoolkid. Here, I try to show you another elementary diffe... more »

Alleged US helicopters flying over Raqqa region: video

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:15 A.M.) – Footage shows helicopters, allegedly from the US military, flying over Raqqa region, on Thursday. Some foreign fighters, based in Raqqa and combating the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) have recently claimed that the USA is providing forces on the ground with military assistance, including air cover and munitions. In […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Heavyweight battle breaks out between Jihadist foes in Idlib

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 A.M.) – A fierce battle broke-out between the two largest jihadist forces in Syria, Thursday, as two former allies clashed in the Idlib Governorate time of Killi. The heavy clashes began when a large Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham convoy began moving towards a Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham base in Killi; this resulted in the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Defense Minister visits army in southeast Damascus: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:05 A.M.) – The Syrian Minister of Defense, General Fahd Jassim Al-Freijj, made a special visit to the southeastern countryside of Damascus to meet with the army on Thursday. According to the Syrian Ministry of Defense, General Al-Freijj toured the recently captured territory of southeastern Damascus and eastern Al-Sweida. General Al-Freijj also delivered […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

After The Fall Of Mosul The Next Target Will Be Tal Afar

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Military.com/Stars and Stripes:* *Tal Afar Next in Pressing ISIS After Mosul Victory: Townsend* Tal Afar will be targeted next in the roll-up of remaining ISIS enclaves in Iraq following victory in the terror group's last major stronghold of Mosul, Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend said Tuesday. Townsend, the U.S. coalition commander for Iraq and Syria, said he could not confirm reports that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who proclaimed the creation of a "caliphate" in Mosul's Al Nuri grand mosque in June 2014, had been killed. "I don't have a clue, simple as that," he said of th... more »

Breaking: Largest medical fraud takedown in American history as more than 400 doctors, nurses and pharmacists are arrested for heathcare and opioid scams worth $1.3B in false billing

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 3 hours ago
On Thursday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that federal prosecutors charged more than 400 people (doctors, nurses and pharmacists) for taking part in medical fraud and opioid scams that totaled $1.3 BILLION in fraudulent billing. In total, 412 individuals will be prosecuted by his office in what’s been called the “largest health care fraud takedown operation

Are New Hampshire Democrats Finally Wising Up To How Awful New Dem Ann Kuster Is?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
Putin missed one. Trump very narrowly lost New Hampshire to Clinton 348,526 (47.62%) to 345,790 (47.25%). The first in the nation primary should have been a warning for Clinton; Bernie cleaned her clock-- 152,193 (60.14%) to 95,355 (37.68%). New Hampshire Democrats were infuriated when Wasserman Schultz's delegate-rigging system awarded that massive Bernie victory just 16 delegates to Hillary's 15. Many vowed they wouldn't vote for Wasserman Schultz's candidate in the general-- and they didn't. But the primary day result I want to draw your attention to-- the Bernie Woulda Won numb... more »

Reports: Iraqi Forces 'Beating And Killing' Captured ISIS Fighters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Human Rights Watch said it had verified the location where the video was filmed. Facebook *Sydney Morning Herald:* *In Mosul, Iraq 'collectively punishing' IS families, 'beating, killing' fighters* Erbil: A number of Iraqi military personnel have been suspended and an investigation launched after Human Rights Watch has condemned videos circulating on social media purportedly showing Iraqi forces killing and beating suspected Islamic State fighters in Mosul. The videos were posted to Facebook earlier this week, a day after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared "total victor... more »

Bethune-Cookman Appoints Interim President Grimes

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
Bethune-Cookman University has appointed its general counsel, retired judge Hubert Grimes, to take on the position of interim president in the absence of its former leader, Dr. Edison O. Jackson. Grimes also serves as the director for the Center for Law and Social Justice at B-CU. Grimes’s election comes after Jackson, the university’s sixth president, […]

For Burnim, Integrity at Heart of Success

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
As he exited his post this summer as president of Maryland’s Bowie State University, Dr. Mickey L. Burnim took a pause to reflect on his more than two decades at the helm of two state institutions — each for more than 10 years.

Students With Disabilities: We Want Our Fair Chance at College

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
Students with disabilities deserve access to higher education to achieve their dreams and goals like everyone else. That is the message several panelists delivered Thursday at a session on the Improving Access to Higher Education Act.

DeVos: ‘Work To Be Done’ on Title IX

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
Title IX guidance around sexual assault on college campuses appears to be in for an update, according to remarks from Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.

The Conflict In Mali Is Spilling Over To Burkina Faso And Niger

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*AFP: **Mali conflict spreading to Burkina Faso, Niger: UN* The conflict in Mali is spilling over to Burkina Faso and Niger, with a significant surge of attacks by extremist groups in border areas over past months, the UN envoy for West Africa warned Thursday. Mohamed Ibn Chambas said deadly attacks along border areas were having an impact on the local economy in the northern provinces of Burkina Faso and western regions of Niger. "In the Sahel, persistent instability in Mali is spilling over to Burkina Faso and Niger, with deadly attacks along border areas," Chambas told the UN S... more »

Gravity

Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 4 hours ago
Total silence on the drill-hole gravity problem described at Malaga Bay. Obviously the gravitationalists are stumped.

Saudi Arabia: What's Really Behind Trump's Hypocrisy?

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 4 hours ago
*July 14, 2017* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - US President Donald Trump's support came in no small part from those Americans who believe terrorism, and more specifically, "Islamic" terrorism pose an existential threat to the United States and the wider Western World. It is curious then that President Trump's first trip abroad was to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the sociocultural source code of the very extremism infecting both the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) as well as the wider, global extremism it inspires and fuels everywhere from Southeast Asia, western China and even in the streets ... more »

Are State Public Utility Commissions Acting In The Public’s Interest Or Are Felonies Involved?

Activist Post at Activist Post - 4 hours ago
By Catherine J. Frompovich Independent EMF/AMI Smart Meter researcher Warren Woodward of Sedona, Arizona, is one heck of an activist, in my opinion. Personally, I... more »

Russia's Only Aircraft Carrier Has a Big Problem

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, Europe* It won't be modernized. The Russian Navy will repair its sole aircraft carrier *Admiral Kuznetsov*, but the massive vessel will not be upgraded or modernized in any meaningful way. Instead, Russia will focus on getting the carrier back into the fleet as soon as possible when the ship goes into overhaul next year in 2018. “It is a ship repair with replacement of some equipment." Sergei Vlasov, director general of Nevsky PKB told the TASS news agency. "Essentially, there is no modernization.” It will take the shipyard between two to three years ... more »

This NATO Member Might Purchase Russia's Mighty S-400 Air Defense System

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, Europe* But Moscow might regret it. NATO member Turkey has reportedly reached a preliminary agreement with Moscow to purchase Russia’s fearsome S-400 air and missile defense system. The agreement is not final, but the deal—if it goes through—could be yet another indication that Ankara is starting to shift its alignment towards the Kremlin. Further, the agreement might also be a signal from Ankara aimed at the European Union. The EU, in previous years, had recognized Turkey as a candidate for membership into that bloc, but the 28-member union voted to ... more »

Today's Chinese Foreign Policy Is All Business

Enea Gjoza at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Enea Gjoza* *Economics, Asia* [image: Spectacual wide-lens nightview over the Yuzhong skyline in Chongqing, China. Wikimedia Commons] And Beijing is staking it all on the Belt and Road Initiative. China’s growing power has generated considerable angst within the United States and its allies, who fear an expansionist China might seek to upend the regional order. However, the more interesting, often ignored, story in Chinese foreign policy is that of economic institution building. China wants a say in the global order reflective of its size and wealth—and prefers to achieve this ... more »

How Trump Fed Polish Nationalists' Selective Memory

Izabella Tabarovsky at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Izabella Tabarovsky* *Politics, Europe* [image: U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he gives a public speech at Krasinski Square in Warsaw, Poland July 6, 2017. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel] By stressing Poland’s “double victimhood,” Trump fed an ongoing dispute in the Polish politics of memory. When German chancellor Willy Brandt fell to his knees in front of the monument to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising during his 1970 visit to the Polish capital, Władysław Gomułka, the first secretary of Poland’s Communist Party, is said to have hissed, “Wrong monument!” In Gomułka’s view, if Bran... more »

Why Victory in Mosul Is Overblown

Daniel L. Davis at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Daniel L. Davis* *Security, Middle East* [image: Iraqi Special Operations Forces react after a car bomb exploded during an operation to clear the al-Andalus district of Islamic State militants, in Mosul, Iraq, January 16, 2017. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed/File photo] U.S. leaders seem to believe that America can kill its way out of this mess—and that’s totally wrong. The battle for Mosul is all but completed, and any question about the strategic significance of its conclusion has yet to be answered by military leaders. That being so, it is time to start asking the difficult questions... more »

Will Macron's Overhaul of the French Economy Succeed?

Milton Ezrati at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Milton Ezrati* *Politics, Europe* [image: French Election: Celebrations for Macron's victory at The Louvre. Flickr / Laurie Shaull] Macron has settled on an expedited process to implement his labor and tax reforms. Emmanuel Macron is nothing if not ambitious. True to his campaign promises, he has put forward bold proposals to reform France’s stifling regulatory and tax regimes. Since his party has won a handsome majority in the assembly, prospects for his effort look good right now. Eventual public acceptance remains an open question, however, and it has been street protests mo... more »

A Small Drone Almost Took-Out An F-22

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
F-22 *Investors Business Daily:** How A Small Drone Nearly Took Out An F-22 Raptor* WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Air Force is requesting more authority to deal with drones affecting operations near bases after a near-miss with an F-22 last week. At an Air Force Association breakfast Tuesday, Gen. Mike Holmes, commander of Air Combat Command, said a pilot in a Lockheed Martin (LMT) F-22 had a "near collision with a small UAS" while trying to land. He said that a hobbyist was most likely flying the unmanned aerial system, but warned "you never know." "Imagine a world where somebody flies... more »

A Tribute To Jack Shaheen And His Groundbreaking Work On ‘Reel Bad Arabs’

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 6 hours ago
“Though the movie may contain compelling cinematography and engrossing performances, as history,” “Lawrence of Arabia” “receives a failing grade,” renowned media critic Jack Shaheen wrote. “Throughout, the theme of cultural domination prevails—the civilized British conquering civilized folks.” Shaheen continued, “After all, the movie concerns a brave Englishman, not a valiant Arab. The post A Tribute To Jack Shaheen And His Groundbreaking Work On ‘Reel Bad Arabs’ appeared first on Shadowproof.

Role Playing The Resistance: How Liberals Grift Movements In The Age Of Trump

Roqayah Chamseddine at Shadowproof - 6 hours ago
The exploitation of progressive rhetoric for the sake of advancing careers, building platforms, and launching hollow political campaigns has become part and parcel of the liberal grift. It is a long con game several are good at playing, as they boast of “resistance” but have no road map for what The post Role Playing The Resistance: How Liberals Grift Movements In The Age Of Trump appeared first on Shadowproof.

Who Will Be The First Trump Regimistas To Go To Prison For Treason?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
Last weekend, we looked at the enormity of the horror Vladimir Putin represents. A Maddow clip I embedded, showing the slavish obeisance with which a growing number of poorly educated so-called "Christian conservative" Trumpists in red state America treat Putin, was removed from YouTube by MSNBC. Yesterday Think Progress' senior religion reporter, Jack Jenkins, reported about this bizarre emerging alliance between Putin and Trump’s God squad. Treason is very much in the air. As evidence continues to emerge of Russia’s alleged attempts at the direction of Vladimir Putin to disrup... more »

Putin And The Lady In Red

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*BBC:* *Putin's mystery passenger sends the internet into a frenzy* Russian social media has been abuzz with discussions of President Putin's "mysterious passenger". Military TV channel Zvezda has shown a video of Putin at a sacred monastery in Valaam, Russia, opening a car door for a passenger with what looks like a red bag or dress. The president then quickly shuts the door, and so the passenger is not revealed. People have been inventing theories as to the identity of the person. *Read more* .... *WNU editor:* Normally .... you do not bring your girl-friend or wife to *the V... more »

‘A lot of false news’ around battle of Tal Afar – Iraqi Ministry of Interior

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
Spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of Interior Brigadier General Saad Maan said that “there is a lot of fabrication and rumours and false news” regarding reports of violations against human rights and abuse of power in the battle of Tal Afar, speaking at the Pentagon in Washington DC, Thursday. Maan said “If there was any […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army kills high ranking FSA commander in Daraa

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) targeted a Free Syrian Army (FSA) transport, Wednesday, that was carrying the commander of Regiment 107 in the Dara’a Governorate. Using a roadside bomb, the Syrian Arab Army perfectly timed the attack that was to take place along the Sariyah Road in the southern outskirts […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Iranian VP unhappy with US’ denying leading researcher entry

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
(IRNA) Vice President for Scientific and Technological Affairs Sorena Sattari expressed sorrow on Thursday for the US government’s blocking of an Iranian scientist from entering the country, saying such acts would harm those who are to benefit from science. ‘Unfortunately, Iranian researcher, Mohsen Dehnavi who had legally entered the US to spend his sabbatical at […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Fresh battle footage of Syrian Army troops advancing in east Hama

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), backed by the paramilitary group ‘Desert Hawks’ and assisted by the National Defence Forces (NDF) and members of the Liwa Al-Quds brigade, made major gains in Eastern Hama in the battle against the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL), Thursday. The pro-government forces reportedly recaptured the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units to partake in Hawija offensiv

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 A.M.) – Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (Hashd Al-Sha’abi) will be participating in the upcoming Hawija offensive, the commander of this paramilitary group, Ahmad Al-Assadi, claimed during a press conference on Thursday. Assadi stated that the Popular Mobilization Units will be a “main partner” in the upcoming battle at Hawija and all future […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIL holding on for dear life as Syrian Army troops advance to Deir Ezzor

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:55 P.M.) – It is no secret that the Islamic State (ISIL) is struggling to hold ground in Syria; however, their recent setbacks across the country have now threatened their very existence in their former strongholds like Al-Raqqa and Deir Ezzor. On Thursday, the Islamic State found themselves in a world of trouble […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army’s elite 5th Corps deploys east Hama for offensive

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is preparing to launch the next phase of their east Hama offensive that will concentrate on the Islamic State’s (ISIL) stronghold of ‘Uqayrbat near the Homs provincial border. In order to get ready for this offensive, the Syrian Arab Army has sent reinforcements from their […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Donald Trump defends son, suggests that ANYBODY would have welcomed foreign interference in our elections.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 6 hours ago
WATCH: Trump's full answer on Don, Jr.: "From a practical standpoint, most people would have taken that meeting." pic.twitter.com/FHa3q11uya — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 13, 2017 Courtesy of The Guardian: *Donald Trump has defended his son in public over his meeting with a Russian lawyer last year, telling a press conference in Paris “most people would have taken that meeting” and ignoring questions about whether offers of political assistance from potential agents of foreign governments should be reported to the FBI.* Actually that is NOT true and has not been true for cam... more »

US Taxpayers Will be ‘Crying in Their Beers’ When Iraqi Reconstruction Bill Arrives

RT at 7 hours ago
[image: undefined] The neocons and the military-industrial complex are rubbing their hands with glee over profits to be made from Iraqi reconstruction, but that cannot be said of the US taxpayer who must foot the bill, says Ron Paul Institute Executive Director Daniel McAdams. After Amnesty International had published a report accusing the US coalition of partial responsibility for mass civilian casualties, Major General Rupert Jones, the deputy commander of the international anti-ISIS coalition, criticized the findings, calling the allegations disrespectful and naive. “It strikes... more »

President Trump Would Invite Russian President Putin To The White House At 'The Right Time'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Trump says he would invite Putin to White House, but not now* PARIS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump, who is fighting off allegations of ties between his election campaign and Moscow, said he would invite Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House but added that now was not the right time for that. The Republican president drew criticism last week from Democrats who accused him of not pressing Putin hard enough at a meeting they held in Germany over Moscow's alleged interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign. Accusations that Moscow... more »

Was James Comey Taken from His Home by Feds at 3 A.M.?

David Emery at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
Articles reporting that former FBI Director James Comey was handcuffed and taken into custody by federal agents are fake news.

Woman Comes Out of Grave and Walks After Being Dead for Three Years?

David Emery at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
Tall tales of "walking dead" corpses in Indonesia appear to have been inspired by the unusual funerary practices of the Toraja people of Sulawesi.

Did an Oklahoma State Representative Say Rape and Incest are the ‘Will of God’?

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
Republican George Faught was put on the spot by fellow state representatives while defending his bill to restrict abortions in Oklahoma.

Were the Georgia Guidestones Stolen and Taken to New Hampshire?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
A satirical web site reported that the granite monument disappeared — and then unexpectedly reappeared in another state.

Fight Flares in Arizona Over Tuition for Young Immigrants

cmaadmin at Diverse - 7 hours ago
PHOENIX — A former Arizona lawmaker known as the driving force behind most of the state’s toughest immigration laws is moving to challenge the university system for temporarily allowing young immigrants protected from deportation to keep paying lower-cost in-state tuition. It comes after a court ruled that students in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, […]

Moses C. Norman Dies; Retired Clark Atlanta University Dean

cmaadmin at Diverse - 7 hours ago
ATLANTA — Moses C. Norman, former dean of Clark Atlanta University’s School of Education and a pioneer in educational leadership in Atlanta, has died. His son, Conrad Norman, said his father died Tuesday at his Atlanta home. He was 82. An alumnus of Clark Atlanta, Norman had just retired as dean of the university’s School […]

House Reaches Deal to Greatly Expand GI Bill

cmaadmin at Diverse - 7 hours ago
WASHINGTON — Congressional Republicans and Democrats have reached initial agreement on the biggest expansion of college aid for military veterans in a decade, removing a 15-year time limit to tap into benefits and boosting money for thousands in the National Guard and Reserve. The deal being announced early Thursday is a sweeping effort to fill […]

Building Where Sanders’ Wife Was College President is Sold

cmaadmin at Diverse - 7 hours ago
BURLINGTON, Vt. — A Vermont building that housed a now-defunct college where U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders’ wife was president has been sold at auction. The Burlington Free Press reports People’s United Bank took ownership of the former Burlington College property Wednesday for $3.1 million, about $650,000 less than the college has in debts. Developer Eris […]

The Trump-Putin ceasefire in Syria may hold. Here’s why

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 7 hours ago
The ceasefire agreed by Presidents Putin and Trump has better prospects of success than the previous ceasefires agreed by Secretary of State Kerry and Foreign Minister Lavrov because the Trump administration is more united and has a more realistic policy towards Syria than did the Obama administration. The post The Trump-Putin ceasefire in Syria may hold. Here’s why appeared first on The Duran.

Smart Cities and Social Impact Bonds: Public Education's Hostile Takeover Part II

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 7 hours ago
from Wrench in the Gears July 13, 2017 The Ed Reform 2.0 push to atomize knowledge into bits and pieces for validation by badges and micro-credentials has me very worried. It’s not what I want for my child, for other people’s children or for future generations. There are many days I feel like a Cassandra. It’s not that people don’t *believe* my predictions; rather, they are down in the trenches fighting more immediate battles and don’t have the luxury of time or head space to step back and let things come into focus. Part of the strategy, in fact, is to create repeated immediate t... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 13, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Image: U.S. Air Force *Rathna K. Muralidharan, National Interest*: *The Battle For Iraq Doesn’t End With Mosul—Or ISIS* As the battle of Mosul reaches its end, President Trump must decide how to proceed in Iraq. Both the U.S. and Iraqi governments’ rhetoric indicate American troops will withdraw after Mosul has been recaptured. However, that would leave the country vulnerable to Iranian influence. U.S troops should remain in Iraq to secure its territory and government from external threats. Iran has tried to increase its influence in Iraq since the withdrawal of U.S. troops in 20... more »

The 5 health benefits of Chaga Mushroom

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 7 hours ago
If you’ve never heard of mushroom coffee or tea you probably aren’t alone. However, the chaga mushroom, which has been used for centuries, is a superstar loaded with health benefits. It has one of the highest ORAC scores of any food (the higher the “Oxygen Radical Absorbent Capacity” the better a food’s ability to protect the body

Fox News: Cyclist hit-and-run in Tennessee caught on video; school administrator arrested

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 7 hours ago
On Monday, a Tennessee school administrator- Marshall Grant Neely III- was arrested after allegedly striking a bicyclist and fleeing the scene on Saturday morning. You can watch the incident below. RELATED ARTICLE: From a Wheelchair to Commuting on a Bicycle: How One Woman Naturally Reversed MS Tyler Noe and his friend Greg Goodman were riding their

X22 Report, “Alarm Bells Are Going Off Everywhere, The Message, This Economy Cannot Be Sustained”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
X22 Report, “Alarm Bells Are Going Off Everywhere, The Message, This Economy Cannot Be Sustained” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGruhijPWus

Musical Interlude: Yanni, "Felitsa”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Yanni, "Felitsa” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MvSMRJkqHIg

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
“What's happening around the center of this spiral galaxy? Seen in total, NGC 1512 appears to be a barred spiral galaxy - a type of spiral that has a straight bar of stars across its center. This bar crosses an outer ring, though, a ring not seen as it surrounds the pictured region. *Click image for larger size.* Featured in this Hubble Space Telescope image is an inner ring - one that itself surrounds the nucleus of the spiral. The two rings are connected not only by a bar of bright stars but by dark lanes of dust. Inside of this inner ring, dust continues to spiral right into the ve... more »

"Which Step Have You Reached Today?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago

The Poet: David Wagoner, "Getting There"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
* "Getting There"* "You take a final step and, look, suddenly You're there. You've arrived At the one place all your drudgery was aimed for: This common ground Where you stretch out, pressing your cheek to sandstone. What did you want to be? You'll remember soon. You feel like tinder under a burning glass, A luminous point of change. The sky is pulsing against the cracked horizon, Holding it firm till the arrival of stars In time with your heartbeats. Like wind etching rock, you've made a lasting impression On the self you were, By having come all this way through all this welter Unde... more »

"You Better Decide..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
“A wise man once said you can have anything in life, if you sacrifice everything else for it. What he meant is, nothing comes without a price. So before you go into battle you better decide how much you're willing to lose." - "Grey's Anatomy"

"Questioning Everything: Keeping Our Minds Supple"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Questioning Everything: Keeping Our Minds Supple"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "Being open-minded means that we are willing to question everything, including those things we take for granted. A lot of people feel threatened if they feel they are being asked to question their cherished beliefs or their perception of reality. Yet questioning is what keeps our minds supple and strong. Simply settling on one way of seeing things and refusing to be open to other possibilities makes the mind rigid and generally creates a restrictive and uncomfortable atmosphere. We all know someone w... more »

"What You Know For Sure..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago

"How Many Russians Do You Hate?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"How Many Russians Do You Hate?"* by Robert Gore “I ain’t got no quarrel with them Viet Cong.” - Muhammad Ali "How many Russians do you hate? Chinese? North Koreans? Iranians? Syrians? Yemenis? If, aggregated, your answer was zero, your answer is typical. Perhaps you were rejected once by someone you loved, whom you wanted to love you. It’s surprising how quickly love can become hate. You hated, bitterly, for a long time. Then you realized your hate wasn’t just ineffectual - the hated one had moved on, oblivious to your antipathy - it was warping you, closing you off to the good ... more »

World News Briefs -- July 13, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*New York Times*:* Trump Defends His Son and Plays Down Differences With French Leader* PARIS — President Trump on Thursday defended his eldest son’s decision to meet with a Kremlin-linked Russian lawyer during the election campaign last June, saying “most people would have taken that meeting” and “nothing happened from the meeting, zero happened from the meeting.” “My son is wonderful young man,” Mr. Trump said during a news conference in Paris with President Emmanuel Macron of France. “He took a meeting with a Russian lawyer. Not a government lawyer; a Russian lawyer.” Mr. Trum... more »

Tens of Thousands of Muslims Gather to Denounce Islamist Terror – Mainstream Media Ignores It

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
[image: islamist]When an attack occurs, the media provides 24/7 coverage linking it to Islamic terrorism—but when 20,000 Muslims gather to denounce it, the media is silent.

So We Outsourced an Election. Boo Hoo!

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 8 hours ago
(By Cyril Blubberpuss) "You know things are going to Hell in a hand basket without the lotion," I said to one of my associates while making a five year-old Wall Street bootblack shine my wingtips with his tongue, "when liberal snowflakes are bawling about the last election." And it's a fair enough point to make. I mean, we've been outsourcing elections since both parties began letting foreign corporate cash tunnel their way into the electoral process through "ghost corporations" and "straw donors", American branches of foreign companies, 527's and money laundering schemes... more »

Toward a Sociology of Political Abuse

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
Here we go again. Theresa May's announcement of an inquiry into the abuse of parliamentary candidates came a day before racist toff Rhodri Colwyn Philipps got sent down for Facebook threats against Gina Miller. What with the proximity to the anniversary of Jo Cox's murder and the declaration of war by, I'm not making this up, the *Daily Mail* against "hard left bullies", we've reached another of these crescendos where comment on internet abuse is glutting the web. What does and doesn't constitute abuse? There is a fine line between abuse and rudeness, but it e... more »

Flying the Fairer Skies?

Veronique de Rugy at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: flying-the-fairer-skies] Deregulation of the U.S. airline industry has led to lower prices and greater choice in routes and service.

Environment: We’re in Era of Mass Extinction — of Reason

Selwyn Duke at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: environment-we-re-in-era-of-mass-extinction-of-reason] “Earth is on its way to the biggest mass extinction since the dinosaurs, scientists warn,” reads a recent headline. “Era of ‘Biological Annihilation’ Is Underway, Scientists Warn,” proclaims another. And this is all bunk, a different scientist tells us.

Judge Linked to Planned Parenthood-partnered Clinic Holds Daleiden’s Lawyers in Contempt

Warren Mass at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: judge-linked-to-planned-parenthood-partnered-clinic-holds-daleiden-s-lawyers-in-contempt] Judge William Orrick will hold pro-life activist David Daleiden’s attorneys in contempt of court for publishing videos of a National Abortion Federation meeting in which the attendees laughed about carving up pre-born infants.

Who Is Russian Lawyer Natalia Veselnitskaya?

Aaron at Activist Post - 9 hours ago
By Aaron Kesel On Sunday, The New York Times followed up with a report that stated Trump Jr. “was promised damaging information about Hillary Clinton... more »

CIA Mind Control Morphed into Psychiatry?

Activist Post at Activist Post - 9 hours ago
By Jon Rappoport Here is a new introduction to a piece I wrote several years ago. Then I’ll reprint the piece. The famous CIA mind-control... more »

New Hampshire Bills to Expand Patient Access to Medical Marijuana Signed Into Law

Activist Post at Activist Post - 9 hours ago
By Shane Trejo Last month, Governor John Sununu signed two bills into law that will expand the state’s medical marijuana program. These measures further nullify... more »

Spreading the Patriotism: U.S. Sells Patriot Missiles to Several East European Nations

Activist Post at Activist Post - 9 hours ago
By Will Porter The United States in the last week has initiated Patriot missile sales to multiple East European and Baltic countries, as well as... more »

Tech Billionaires Are Secretly Funding a Plan to Break the Human Race out of The Matrix

Activist Post at Activist Post - 9 hours ago
By Jake Anderson On the southwestern edge of Lake Titicaca, Peru, there is an ancient 23-foot doorway known as the Aramu Muru. Local natives call... more »

Why and How to Get a Second Passport

Activist Post at Activist Post - 9 hours ago
By Joe Jarvis If you don’t have options, you are helpless. If you had only McDonald’s to provide you food, you would not be able... more »

Donald Trump Jr. makes it to the cover of Time Magazine.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 9 hours ago
And look, it's not even fake! From the article: *So, how bad is it? Investigators in Congress and the Justice Department have miles to go before determining whether President Trump or his son, son-in-law or advisers cooperated--or even conspired--with Russian officials to tilt the outcome of last year's election. But this much is now clear, thanks to Trump Jr.'s Twitter stream: whether the Trumps teamed up with the Russians or not, they certainly wanted to. And that overrides the months of denials from the Trump orbit that there was anything to what the President has repeatedly c... more »

Revised Senate Healthcare Bill Still Fails to Repeal Obamacare

Content Multimedia - 9 hours ago
By Chip Roy Today, the U.S. Senate released its long-awaited revised draft of their healthcare proposal. Chip Roy, Director of the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Center for Tenth Amendment Action, released this statement:

Failed grand jury reform proposals must see another day

Content Multimedia - 9 hours ago
By Greg Glod The bills this year in the House and in the Senate would have helped ensure what happened to Dockery and her then boyfriend doesn't happen again in Texas. Although they did not end up on the governor's desk, variations of the original bills did pass through committees in the Senate and in the House. Lawmakers need to act on this momentum and to pass comprehensive grand jury reform soon.

Al-Baghdadi, ISIS and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 9 hours ago
With evidence mounting that Al-Baghdadi really is dead, should the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights be asked to explain its high level contacts with ISIS? The post Al-Baghdadi, ISIS and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights appeared first on The Duran.

Why some are applauding Donald Trump Jr.'s 'win at all costs' attitude

Daniel M. Shea, Professor of Government, Colby College at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 9 hours ago
When offered intelligence from a foreign government, Donald Trump Jr. said 'I love it.' AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster To many, the revelation that Donald Trump Jr. was anxious to get dirt on Hillary Clinton from the Russians will not come as a surprise. It is but the latest example of the take-no-prisoners, anything-goes politics of our day. Sure, soliciting help from a hostile foreign power is exceptional, and it is certainly true that the Trumps have taken “unconventional” politics to new heights. But how we do politics in the United States, the boundaries of acceptable behavior, has be... more »

Planned Russian - Chinese Naval Exercises In The Baltic Sea Are Raising Concerns In NATO And Washington

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
The ships are expected to proceed to the Joint Sea-2017 exercise with Russia to be held off the Russian port cities of Kaliningrad and St. Petersburg. (file photo) *USNI News*: *China and Russia’s Joint Sea 2017 Baltic Naval Exercise Highlight a New Normal in Europe* China and Russia planned exercise in the Baltic Sea is raising eyebrows in northern Europe, NATO headquarters and Washington. Dubbed Joint Sea 2017, the China-Russia maritime exercise in late July will see the introduction of a People’s Liberation Army Navy destroyer, frigate, and a support ship into the Baltic Sea. T... more »

The DCCC Won't Even Try-- But Flipping Seats In Oklahoma Is Not Impossible... Look What Happened Tuesday!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*Trumpist crackpot Ralph Shortey... with a prominent Putin-Gate figure* Oklahoma is one of the states-- one of the many states-- the DCCC has completely abandoned. There isn't one Democrat in the state's congressional delegation and the DCCC isn't targeting any districts in the state. It makes it look like the Democratic Party has given up on Oklahoma... and just because Hillary didn't win any districts there. She was the wrong candidate for that state. Trump beat her in a landslide-- 949,136 (65.3%) to 420,375 (28.9%)-- and won every single one of Oklahoma's 77 counties. The only c... more »

Laundering money and selling your clothes!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JULY 13, 2017Donald J. Trump v. Thoreau:* Has it really been two hundred years since sacred Thoreau was born? We grew up two towns away. has it been *two* hundred years? That's what Ron Charles tells us in today's Washington Post. Charles is the long-time editor of the paper's Book World. He starts his piece by naming Walden as his favorite book: CHARLES (7/13/17): This week marks Henry David Thoreau’s 200th birthday, a bicentennial that emphasizes just how briefly the writer lived. He died before he was 45, but “Walden” is immortal. “I went to the woods because I wish... more »

Russian Jets Buzz NATO Airspace as ‘Close Encounters’ Rise Sharply

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*VOA*: *Russian Jets Buzz NATO Airspace as ‘Close Encounters’ Rise Sharply* LONDON — Russia has significantly increased its military activity in the skies around Western European NATO members, according to a new report that warns the tactic could present a danger to civilian aircraft. NATO forces in Europe scrambled fighter jets to intercept approaching Russian aircraft — so-called Quick Reaction Alerts or QRA — close to 800 times last year. That's almost double the figure from 2014, according to London-based analyst group The Henry Jackson Society. Its report calls for improved... more »

‘I do not require Assad’s departure’ – Macron

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:50 P.M.) – French President Emmanuel Macron said Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s resignation was not a prerequisite for action in Syria at a press conference alongside US counterpart Donald Trump in Paris, Thursday. “We have one main goal, which is to eradicate terrorism, no matter who they are. We want to build an inclusive […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Graphic 18+: ISIL carries out gruesome execution of man accused of blasphemy

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:15 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIL) affiliate in Dara’a, Jaysh Khaled bin Al-Walid, carried out another heinous execution this week near the Jordanian border, shooting a man point blank for the crime of ‘blasphemy.’ The terrorist group’s affiliate released photos from the execution that took place at the town of Sahm Al-Joulan […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russian choppers propel Syrian Army, Hezbollah in eastern Palmyra

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:50 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their offensive operations in the eastern countryside of Palmyra, Thursday, targeting the Islamic State’s (ISIL) last positions around the Al-Hayl Gas Field. Backed by Russian attack helicopters, the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Corps, alongside Hezbollah and Liwaa Fatemiyoun, stormed the Islamic State’s defenses near […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syria: US troops operating alongside SDF inside Raqqa – video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:40 A.M.) – US soldiers were operating inside Raqqa’s eastern Al-Mashlab neighbourhood, Thursday after it was recaptured from self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) by Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in June. The media office of the US-backed SDF said they had deployed some 1000 additional fighters to the front lines with IS on […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Extremely rare footage of HTS jihadist special forces maneuver in Idlib

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:34 P.M.) – The Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) jihadist group has released a brief video snippet of some of their troops undergoing special forces training. The video is unique insofar as it reveals the training scheme HTS jihadists undergo in order to become elite shock troops (Inghimasis). Jihadist shock troops are used as […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Damascus militants rain down heavy mortar fire on Syrian Army troops

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:42 P.M.) – As the battle for Jobar rages on and with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) making a successful advance in the Ayn Tarma district today, militants of the Faylaq al-Rahman Islamist faction are now throwing up a screen of concentrated mortar fire against Syrian troops in order to stave of any […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Goldilocks Stock Market Making Forecasters Nervous

Bob Adelmann at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: goldilocks-stock-market-making-forecasters-nervous] There's one indicator that investors are missing when it comes to assessing the strength of the economy as it pertains to the stock market: the "Bernanke" indicator.

NATO, Moscow Squabble Over War Games That Are To Take Place Near Each Other's Borders

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*RFE*: *NATO-Russia Council Meeting 'Useful' Despite 'Fundamental Disagreements'* BRUSSELS -- NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has characterized the latest session of the NATO-Russia Council as a "frank and useful discussion" of Ukraine, Afghanistan, and risk reduction. Stoltenberg made the comments at a press conference following the July 13 meeting, saying that NATO and Russia "continue to have fundamental disagreements," particularly regarding Russia's 2014 annexation of the Ukrainian region of Crimea and its role in the war in eastern Ukraine. NATO and Russia also brie... more »

As Russia-Gate Continues In Washington, Is The Very Principle Of US-Russia Rapprochement Now In Danger Of Being Thrown Out?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
U.S. President Donald Trump (R) shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as Russian President Vladimir Putin stands nearby during a meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Hamburg, Germany July 7, 2017 Sputnik/Mikhail Klimentyev/Kremlin via REUTERS *Fred Weir, CSM: **Do the US and Russia need clearer rules of engagement?* Barely a week after Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin sat down in a bid to iron out their differences, the effort appears to be in tatters. The scandal engulfing Mr. Trump's administration, over its alleged election collusion with Russia, has g... more »

Germany And France Agree To Develop A New European Jet Fighter

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel attend a news conference following a Franco-German joint cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France, July 13, 2017. Stephane Mahe, Reuters *Reuters:* *France and Germany to develop new European fighter jet* PARIS (Reuters) - France and Germany unveiled plans on Thursday to develop a European fighter jet, burying past rivalries as part of a raft of measures to tighten defense and security cooperation. The move to develop a new warplane accelerates steps that are expected to shape the future of the Europe... more »

MuckRock looks at FBI files on John Trudell: FBI unwilling to investigate arson case that claimed his family

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
July 13, 2017 The FBI considered charging the American Indian Movement’s John Trudell with “Insurrection” File shows the Bureau unwilling to investigate arson case that claimed activist’s family Written by Curtis Waltman Edited by JPat Brown To mark the 49th anniversary this week of the founding of the American Indian Movement (AIM), we’re taking a look at the FBI file of John Trudell,

New study reveals Europe’s rising anti-Semitism forces Jews to leave or hide per JNS.org

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
This JNS article http://www.jns.org/latest-articles/2017/7/5/new-study-reveals-europes-rising-anti-semitism-forces-jews-to-leave-or-hide re a University of Oslo study will get no BBC coverage because disproportionately the perpetrators of the wave of antisemitism in Europe are not of the far right but Muslims. 'Who is responsible for the attacks on Jews? In every country studied, except for Russia, the perpetrators are disproportionately of Muslim backgrounds. A British study cited in the University of Oslo report notes that the proportion of Muslim perpetrators increases in the... more »

Quote of the Day: Individuals act

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 11 hours ago
*“All rational action is in the first place individual action. Only the individual thinks. Only the individual reasons.”* ~ Ludwig Von Mises . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Can Tillerson Referee The Qatar/Saudi Crisis?

Daniel McAdams at 11 hours ago
US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson walked away from the Middle East empty-handed this week, as his efforts to mediate the Qatar/Saudi crisis failed to bear fruit. The dispute is the most serious between the two sides in some time, but how much of it was brought on by the meeting in May between a new and very aggressive heir to the Saudi throne and President Donald Trump? Both are very aggressive toward Iran, and the conflict is being framed in pro- versus anti-Iran terms. Where do things go? Tune in to today's Liberty Report:

Jeff Sessions to Revive D.A.R.E. to Hook More Kids on Drugs and Bolster Prison Profits

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: sessions]Atty General Jeff Sessions wants to revive the D.A.R.E. program, despite multiple government studies proving it ineffective — it does help one industry though.

CONFIRMED: US and France abandon regime change in Syria

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 11 hours ago
Summit of US and French Presidents provides final confirmation that the West's regime change war in Syria has failed and is being abandoned. The post CONFIRMED: US and France abandon regime change in Syria appeared first on The Duran.

Donald Trump is currently busy embarrassing us in France.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 11 hours ago
The awkward handshakes continue. This time with the First Lady of France. pic.twitter.com/ac0kNbvyqM — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 13, 2017 Oh God, please stop manhandling the First Ladies of other countries. Courtesy of NBC News: *As Trump touched down in France Thursday to celebrate Bastille Day and to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Americans' entry into World War I, many Parisians said they recognized the importance of a U.S. president’s visit — but they wished that president wasn’t Donald Trump.* We know how you feel France, we know how you feel. According ... more »

Orlando police officers struggle to explain why they pulled over State Attorney Aramis Ayala

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 11 hours ago
On June 19th, at around 8:14 p.m. two Orlando police officers pulled over Aramis Ayala, Florida’s first African-American elected state attorney. She is currently suing Governor Rick Scott. In the video below you can hear that the two white officers can’t quite explain adequately to Ayala why she’s been stopped: “Thank you, your tag didn’t come back,

A Modest and Equitable Solution to the “Climate”/Energy “Problem”

Alan Carlin at Carlin Economics and Science - 12 hours ago
I would not object if the so-called “environmentalists” swept away all the trappings of modern civilization in their own lives that involve use of fossil fuels, including cars, airplanes, washing machines, trucks and the rest and went to live as their ancestors did. In fact, all that they would need to do would be to […]

Activists set for ‘David and Goliath’ fight to defeat assisted suicide court bid

John Pring at Disability News Service - 12 hours ago
A group of disabled activists – led by a crossbench peer – are to intervene in a legal case for the first time next week, in a bid to persuade three high court judges not to weaken the law to allow assisted suicide. Not Dead Yet UK (NDY UK), a campaign group of disabled people [...]

Government’s UN response ‘exposes failings on disability convention’

John Pring at Disability News Service - 12 hours ago
The government has ignored key evidence that demonstrates widespread breaches of the UN disability convention, according to disabled people’s grassroots groups and organisations that are working together to expose its failings. They spoke out after the government submitted its response to concerns raised earlier this year by a UN committee, which described where it had [...]

Inclusion London set to test social model job support, after £775k grant

John Pring at Disability News Service - 12 hours ago
A pan-London disabled people’s organisation (DPO) has been given the chance to test “exciting” and “important” approaches to supporting young disabled people into work that reflect the social model of disability, after securing more than £750,000 in funding. Inclusion London has been awarded £775,000 over five years by the City Bridge Trust, which funds charities [...]

Osborne shares ‘discriminatory’ cartoon ‘that breaches his own code of conduct’

John Pring at Disability News Service - 12 hours ago
London’s evening paper, and its editor, former Tory chancellor George Osborne, have been accused of showing a “deep disrespect” for disabled people after publishing a “disgusting” cartoon that compared being a wheelchair-user with being powerless and incompetent. The London Evening Standard cartoon showed the prime minister, Theresa May, approaching the “lame duck access” entrance to [...]

Project aims for inclusion and a collective voice for ‘spoonies’

John Pring at Disability News Service - 12 hours ago
Disabled activists behind a pioneering new project are aiming to build the first organisation that will give people with chronic illness the chance to have their voices heard outside their own “social media bubble”. The Chronic Illness Inclusion Project plans to recruit people with chronic illness, develop a manifesto for social change, and ask how [...]

Labour silent on access for disabled MP excluded from debates

John Pring at Disability News Service - 12 hours ago
The Labour party has refused to say if it will take any action to support a newly-elected disabled MP who has been prevented from taking part in some House of Commons debates because of access barriers. Disability News Service (DNS) reported last week how Labour’s Jared O’Mara had been unable to attend a couple of [...]

DPAC set for week of protests over social care, Atos and access to transport

John Pring at Disability News Service - 12 hours ago
Disabled activists are set to lobby MPs this week on the urgency of the social care crisis, as part of a week of action that will take place across the country, including a protest outside the Olympic Stadium. The highlight of the week of action planned by Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) is likely to [...]

Purple boss raises concerns over Disability Confident accreditation

John Pring at Disability News Service - 12 hours ago
New concerns have been raised about the government’s Disability Confident employment campaign, after a leading disabled social entrepreneur said that some businesses could be finding it easier than intended to secure the highest level of accreditation. Mike Adams, chief executive of the social enterprise Purple, said he was concerned that some organisations providing Disability Confident [...]

Turkey Deploys Two Warships And One Submarine To Monitor Oil Drilling Off The Coast Of Cyprus

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Cyprus Mail/Reuters:* *Turkey sends two ships and a submarine to East Med* Turkey has sent two ships and a submarine to monitor a drilling vessel in the eastern Mediterranean, the military said on Thursday, in a move likely to increase tension with Cyprus after reunification talks failed last week. The drilling work, a contractual obligation between Cyprus and France’s Total, comes a week after the collapse of talks to reunify the divided island nation, split between ethnic Greek and Turkish Cypriots. Ankara has said it will take measures against Cyprus for engaging in gas and oi... more »

White House To Certify Iranian Compliance With Nuclear Agreement

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Shazand nuclear power plant in Markazi province, Iran. Photo credit: Mohsan Dabiri-e Vaziri *Washington Post: **Trump administration plans to certify Iranian compliance with nuclear agreement* The administration has decided for the second time since January to certify Iranian compliance with the nuclear agreement that President Trump has called a “disastrous” deal, according to U.S. and foreign officials. The decision followed what several officials characterized as heated internal debate that culminated at a principals committee last week in a clash between a number of White Hous... more »

CHAOS IN SCHOOLS

Anon at Aangirfan - 12 hours ago
Her undercover film exposed anarchic classrooms. The Powers-That-Be usually support the disruptive kids in the classroom. In the UK, official data for 2017 shows that only 61% of 11-year-olds made the grade in reading, writing and maths national curriculum tests. In 2016, 47% of pupils didn't meet expected standards dailymail. In Uganda, "*eight out of every 10 primary school teachers who qualified last year can neither read nor solve basic primary-level mathematics questions*..." "The Uganda National Examinations Board (Uneb), which conducted the nationwide assessment, reported... more »

Russia Hands-Out Jail Terms For The Killers Of Putin Critic Boris Nemtsov

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*VOA*: *Nemtsov Killer Sentenced to 20 Years in Jail* The man convicted of killing Kremlin critic and former deputy prime minister Boris Nemtsov in 2015 was sentenced to 20 years in prison by a Russian court Thursday. Shooter Saur Dadayev was given 20 years and four accomplices were given between 11 and 19 years, judge Yury Zhitnikov told the packed courtroom. Prosecutors had initially asked for longer sentences for all of the defendants, including a life sentence for Dadayev. In June the jury ruled by majority against brothers Shagid and Anzor Gubashev, Ramzan Bakhayev, Tamerlan... more »

Report: U.S. Preparing New Sanctions On Chinese Firms Over North Korea Ties

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Flags of U.S. and China are placed for a meeting in Beijing, China June 30, 2017. Jason Lee *Reuters*: *Exclusive: U.S. prepares new sanctions on Chinese firms over North Korea ties - officials* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Frustrated that China has not done more to rein in North Korea, the Trump administration could impose new sanctions on small Chinese banks and other firms doing business with Pyongyang within weeks, two senior U.S. officials said. The U.S. measures would initially hit Chinese entities considered "low-hanging fruit," including smaller financial institutions and "shell... more »

Fun with Slavery: Dark Spots in a Shining Sea of Twaddle

Fred Reed at 13 hours ago
Much is written about slavery and its aftermaths. A large part of this is frenetically modified history issuing from people both excited and poorly read, a comic-book version apparently intended to support agendas of the impenetrably adolescent Left. A few … Continue reading →

MILO YIANNOPOULOS'S BOOK SALES: OOPS

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 13 hours ago
Milo Yiannopoulos's book isn't selling quite as well as he's claimed: Rightwing controversialist Milo Yiannopoulos has branded reported low sales of his new book “fake news” after official figures revealed the writer has failed to rock the book charts on either side of the Atlantic, despite his claims to the contrary. According to Nielsen Bookscan, which monitors book sales through almost all outlets, including Amazon, the former Breitbart technology editor has sold only 18,268 copies of his book in the US and 152 in the UK since its launch on 4 July. The figure is far below the 10... more »

Should the Government Help the Needy?

Charles Scaliger at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: american-principles] Because charitable giving is so universally acclaimed, it is natural to inquire whether the most powerful of man-made institutions, governments, should engage in it.

British Physicians Vote for More Abortion in UK

Dave Bohon at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: british-physicians-vote-for-more-abortion-in-uk] The British Medical Association has voted in favor of the decriminalization of abortion up to the 28th week of pregnancy — paving the way for “abortion on demand” across Great Britain.

Survey: Majority of Republicans Now Distrust Colleges and Universities

Raven Clabough at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: survey-majority-of-republicans-now-distrust-colleges-and-universities] The leftist climate that has overtaken many college campuses across the United States has resulted in a general distrust of higher institutions among Republicans, a new survey shows.

How States Can Help Bring Down ObamaCare

Michael Maharrey at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: how-states-can-help-bring-down-obamacare] Will Republicans in Congress actually send President Trump a bill to repeal Obamacare? States can and should help end ObamaCare whether Congress does its job, or not.

World News Briefs -- July 13, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Photo: *Talks: Much of the day for both men is taken up with bilateral discussions and a dinner at the Eiffel Tower *Daily Mail:* *French kiss! Trump and Macron embrace each other's first ladies as France's leader welcomes U.S. president to Paris - and president keeps a VERY long grip on Brigitte* * Donald Trump and Emmanuel Macron met with handshakes and embraces for each other's first ladies as the U.S. president was formally welcomed to Paris * Trump, 71, held 64-year-old Brigitte Macron's hands for an extended embrace on the steps of Les Invalides, the monument to the French ... more »

BREAKING: Trump signals new US-Russian ceasefires for Syria

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 13 hours ago
A new revelation from Donald Trump. The post BREAKING: Trump signals new US-Russian ceasefires for Syria appeared first on The Duran.

EMISSIVITY, ABSORBENCY AND TOTAL EMITTANCE OF CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2)

Hifast at Climate Collections - 13 hours ago
From: http://www.biocab.org/Emissivity_CO2.html EMISSIVITY, ABSORBENCY AND TOTAL EMITTANCE OF CARBON DIOXIDE (CO2). By Nasif Nahle Sabag Published on ©1 September 2007. Updated: 8 September 2007. Grammar revision on July 20, 2008 To quote this article copy and paste the next two lines. Please, fill in the spaces of day, month and year: Nahle, […]

Mohawk Nation News 'It's Criminal. There Oughta' be a Law.'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
IT’S CRIMINAL. THERE OUGHTA’ BE A LAW. Posted on July 12, 2017 Mohawk Nation News Please post & distribute. MNN. July 12, 2017. The conflict continues at kanesatake. The mayor of Oka and his partners want to build 400 homes for strangers right next to the Pines and the Mohawk burial grounds. A 76-day resistance took place in 1990 at this site referred to as the Mohawk Crisis.

UNCOVERED – Assange & WikiLeaks a Covert Intelligence Operation

OYE NEWS at OYE Alternative News - 13 hours ago
WIKILEAKS UNCOVERED Evidence presented in this new and groundbreaking documentary, convincingly details how Julia Assange and WikiLeaks are a covert deep state intelligence operation. The post UNCOVERED – Assange & WikiLeaks a Covert Intelligence Operation appeared first on OYE Alternative News.

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