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Thomas Paine

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Monday, July 17, 2017

16 July - Blogs I'm Following 1 of 2

1:24 am MDT  17 July

The Stuff That Soldiers Had To Carry To Battle From 1066 To 2014 Photo Gallery)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 minutes ago
1066 – Huscarl, Battle of Hastings *Vintage: **Soldiers' Inventories: Incredible Images Showcase All the Stuff Soldiers Have Carried in Battle, From 1066 to 2014* Thom Atkinson, a U.K. photographer, spent nine months working on an incredibly detailed and interesting project, titled Soldiers’ Inventories. It consists of 13 photographs, each depicting the weapons, clothing, armor, and personal items that British soldiers have worn in battle over the course of 1,000 years. The series starts with the Battle of Hastings, which took place in 1066, and ends in 2014, with the gear of the ... more »

The continuing settlement of Europe by, mostly, North African young males?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 minutes ago
https://youtu.be/G8LGX8o2fw8 Lauren Southen there reporting from Paris which is more than the institutionally pro Islamic immigration BBC will do.

Spiritual healer killed by police in Minneapolis

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 25 minutes ago
On Saturday night, Dr. Justine Damond, 40, a well known Australian healer and former Veterinarian from Sydney was shot by police in her pajamas at her home in Minneapolis, after making a 911 call to report a noise in an alley way she heard outside their house. The shooting occurred in the city’s Fulton neighborhood.


Anon at Aangirfan - 33 minutes ago

A Comedy of Errors

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 37 minutes ago
BBC Watch has an absorbing piece on the BBC News website's reporting (or misreporting) of Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Paris, and the evolution of one article in particular. The BBC was evidently copying and pasting from the AFP news agency but still managed to misspell the name it was copying, putting "Elie Barnav, a former French ambassador to Israel" when it should have been "Elie Barnavi, a former French ambassador to Israel". And the "former French ambassador to Israel" bit was wrong too. AFP's original French copy had it right, but their English translation got it wrong a... more »

South Korea Proposes Military Talks With North Korea Later This Month

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 56 minutes ago
*Reuters:* *South Korea proposes military, family reunion talks with North Korea* SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Monday proposed military talks with North Korea this week, the first government-level talks since late 2015, in an effort to halt hostile activities near their joint border and after a series of missile tests by the North in recent weeks. The proposal is the first formal overture by the government of President Moon Jae-in, who came to power in May pledging to engage the North in dialogue, as well as to apply pressure on Pyongyang to reduce tension on the Korean penin... more »

"Earth's Economy Glorifies Waste, Exploitation, Debt, Expediency and Magical Thinking"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Earth's Economy Glorifies Waste, Exploitation, * *Debt, Expediency and Magical Thinking"* by Charles Hugh Smith "Humanity appears to default to magical thinking when faced with untenable situations that demand systemic change. How would extraterrestrial anthropologists characterize Earth's dominant socio-economic system? It's not difficult to imagine their dismaying report: "Earth's economy glorifies waste. Its economists rejoice when a product is disposed as waste and replaced with a new product. This waste is perversely labeled 'growth.' Aimless wandering that consumes fossil fuel... more »

“The Pension Collapse Is Starting in Illinois”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“The Pension Collapse Is Starting in Illinois”* by Birch Gold Group After degrading for decades, America’s public pension system is finally at its breaking point, and the first shoe is about to drop in Illinois. Is this the beginning of the end? Illinois isn’t the only state underwater. New Jersey, California, and several others are close behind. And when one falls, the rest could quickly follow. When that happens, we’re poised for a vicious chain reaction that could decimate our economy. Americans everywhere will feel it - young or old, pension holder or not. Here are the risks, ... more »

McDonnell Backtracks on Vow to Write Off Student Debt per Guido Fawkes

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 hour ago
Guido Fawkes reports: 'Today John McDonnell u-turned on that key election promise which won the votes of so many students and young people, telling Marr it was just "an ambition" and conceding for the first time "it's very difficult" to do. All those who voted Labour to have their debts written off should watch this interview. It was fantasy politics, a pack of lies all along…' More here https://order-order.com/2017/07/16/mcdonnell-backtracks-on-labour-vow-to-write-off-student-debt/ but not on the BBC where getting the Labour Party into power is far more important than reporting... more »

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
#Russia/s #Arctic #military build up. pic.twitter.com/seuqcuLu81 — (((JésusFromMars))) (@JesusFromMars) July 16, 2017 North Korea states it can "annihilate" the U.S. if new UNSC resolution adopted https://t.co/gmIq5n84vi pic.twitter.com/iqaDqY2fRN — NK NEWS (@nknewsorg) July 16, 2017 Trump’s political base is sticking with him, according to a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll https://t.co/BkReAF9jpS — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) July 17, 2017 Three years after Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 was shot down over Ukraine, families to unveil 'living memorial' https://t.co/9iLv4LS... more »

VIDEO: US-backed FSA mercenaries fight to hold corridor open in Syrian desert

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 hour ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 A.M.) – The US-backed Jaysh Osoud al-Sharqiyah mercenary faction, a sub-militia within the Free Syrian Army (FSA) franchise, has released a video showing its fighters engaging forward elements of pro-government forces in Syria’s southwestern Badia region. The skirmishes depicted in the video are believed to have taken place in central Rif Dimashq […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Tiger Forces liberate key gas fields from ISIS along Raqqa-Homs border region: videos

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 hour ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:25 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) Tiger Forces have rolled on to the provincial borders between Raqqa and Homs, securing a number of key gas fields along the way. These most recent gains come as the elite formation now begins to shift the full weight of its strategic reserve into the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Israel opposes ceasefire in southern Syria: Haaretz

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 hour ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 A.M.) – Israel opposes the ongoing ceasefire that was brokered by Iran, Russia, Jordan, and the U.S. in southern Syria, Haaretz newspaper claimed on Sunday, citing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. According to the Haaretz, Netanyahu views the ceasefire as an opportunity for Iran to spread their influence in the region. This […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIL’s Baghdadi is still alive and in Syria: Iraqi Intelligence

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 hour ago
(TASS) The leader of the Islamic State terror group (outlawed in Russia) Abu Bakr al-Baghdidi is alive and and is hiding in Syria, Al Arabiya television channel said on Sunday, citing director of Iraqi interior ministry’s intelligence and counter-terrorism operations service, Abu Ali al-Basri. According to Al Arabiya, al-Basri refuted reports about al-Baghdadi’s death, saying […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIL launches counter-assault against Kurdish forces in southeast Raqqa

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 hour ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:50 A.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIL) launched a counter-assault southeast of Raqqa City, Sunday, targeting the Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) base near the town of Al-Akirshi. ISIL began their assault using a suicide bomber to penetrate the SDF’s defenses at the base; this attack was followed by their forces storming the installation. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Elite SAS Troops Take To Facebook To Post Incredible Pictures Of Some Of Their Deadliest Missions

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Crack SAS squad members deployed to social media where more than 2,000 incredible snaps have been posted *Daily Mail:** Who Shares Wins! Investigaton after elite SAS troops take to Facebook to post incredible pictures of some of their deadliest missions* * Crack members of the world's deadliest special forces unit shared pictures from front line operations online * They show elite SAS solders kitted out with state of the art combat equipment, vehicles and lethal weaponry * Senior military bosses are annoyed because the pictures have been shared to a dedicated SAS Facebook page * T... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Photo: A Sukhoi Su-35S jet is about to fly at the second qualifying stage of the Aviadarts 2016 regional aviation competition at the Tsentralnaya Uglovaya airfield outside Vladivostok. © SPUTNIK/ VITALIY ANKOV *WNU editor*: The above picture is from this photo gallery .... *New Aircraft in Service With Russia's Veteran Air Wing* (Sputnik)

Musical Interlude: 2002, “An Ocean Apart”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Pamela and Randy Copus are the duo known as 2002. Randy Copus plays piano, electric cello, guitar, bass and keyboards. Pamela Copus plays flutes, harp, keyboards and a wind instrument called a WX5. Both musicians also provide all of the vocals on their albums, recording their voices many, many times and layering them to create a "virtual choir" with a celestial, angelic quality.” 2002, “An Ocean Apart” - http://www.youtube.com/

Setbacks And Hidden Charges Have Pushed The Cost Of Britain's F-35 Stealth Aircraft To £150m Each

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
F-35A Lightning II fighter jets from the 388th Fighter Wing at Hill Air Force Base, Utah, fly in formation over the Utah Test and Training Range, March 30, 2017. Pentagon officials announced April 14, 2017, that the Air Force is deploying a small number of F-35A fighters to Europe for training. (U.S. Air Force photo/R. Nial Bradshaw) *The Times:* *Britain spends billions on flawed fighter jets* *Setbacks and hidden charges push cost of F-35 stealth aircraft to £150m each* Britain is paying hundreds of millions of pounds in hidden costs for a next-generation warplane that will be u... more »

Many "Trump Counties" Are Filled With Voters Who Oppose A Status Quo That Hasn't Worked For Them

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 3 hours ago
The big takeaway from the new NBC/*Wall Street Journal* poll is that Señor Trumpanzee's job approval rating in the counties that fueled his 2016 victory stands at 50%. That's true... but out of context and irrelevant when you scratch the surface just a little tiny bit. Who cares that the reddest hellhole counties in Wyoming and Mississippi still support Trump. That's what they do. What's important here is that the counties that Obama won in 2008 and 2012 and then flipped to Trump in 2016, are the ones with the big buyers' remorse now-- and eager to flip back... as long as the Demo... more »

Monsanto’s Roundup Can Alter Your DNA/Cause Cancer: Glyphosate

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Published on Jul 15, 2017 Mike then speaks to Farron Cousins, Executive Editor of The Trial Lawyer Magazine, about California’s battle against Monsanto’s cancer causing ingredient in Roundup. end

‘Peace Sentinel’: Over 1000 Soldiers Take Part in NATO Drills in Bulgaria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Published on Jul 16, 2017 Over 1,000 soldiers took part in the ‘Peace Sentinel’ NATO drill at the Novo Selo military camp near the village of Koren, Bulgaria end

Gaza Living Conditions Rapidly Deteriorating. Genocide & Ethnic Cleansing by Israel

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Published on Jul 13, 2017 The UN has warned that Gaza is becoming unlivable faster than expected. Many crises have been gripping the tiny coastal enclave in recent years under the Israeli siege. “In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of Hebrew University, a biologist, published the first extensive study of DNA and the origin of the […]

Exposing the Holocaust 6 Million LIE: Auschwitz 4 Million Dead Reduced to 1-1.5 Million

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Exposing the Holocaust 6 Million LIE: Auschwitz 4 Million Dead Reduced to 1-1.5 Million by D. Cassidy, Memorial Day, 2007, http://www.whatreallyhappened.com/ How will history remember the Holocaust, historic horror or historic hoax? It depends on whether or not World Zionism controls the history? – For decades, most people accepted the Holocaust as true. There were some doubters. […]

CIA Agent Confesses On Deathbed: ‘We Blew Up WTC7 On 9/11’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Published on Jul 14, 2017 79-year-old retired CIA agent, Malcom Howard, has made a series of astonishing claims since being released from hospital in New Jersey on Friday and told he has weeks to live. Mr. Howard claims he was involved in the “controlled demolition” of World Trade Center 7, the third building that was […]

Italy Threatens EU With “Nuclear Option”: Give 200,000 Migrants EU Visas, Sending Them North

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Italy Threatens EU With “Nuclear Option”: Give 200,000 Migrants EU Visas, Sending Them North by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com Two weeks after Italy reacted with anger to Austria’s deployment of troops and armored vehicles to the border between the two nations, while reactivating border controls at the Brenner Pass over concerns that Italy will be unable to handle the […]

Jim Willie: Global Reserve Currency at Risk

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Jim Willie: Global Reserve Currency at Risk by Jim Willie, http://www.goldenjackass.com/, via http://www.goldseek.com/ Within the US borders, the population remains largely ignorant of the true significance of the global currency reserve concept. It is of paramount importance, yet almost never discussed in the financial press. The public within the United States simply assumes the country operates […]

Are There Patents To Manipulate The Human Nervous System Using Electromagnetic Frequencies?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Are There Patents To Manipulate The Human Nervous System Using Electromagnetic Frequencies? by Catherine J. Frompovich, http://www.activistpost.com/ With all the “fake news,” propaganda and scares to taint impressionable minds with, one has to wonder is there any real news fit to print, to know or to do something with or about? – Well, I just happen […]

100% Cashless Society Almost Here – Mega Corporations Implementing Mark of the Beast Mandate

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Published on Jul 15, 2017 Visa Pushing Cashless Society Big Time, Even offering Digital Money http://pressreleases.visa.com/phoenix… Visa offers Benefits for Going Cashless http://money.cnn.com/2017/07/14/news/… http://www.cnbc.com/2017/04/03/start-… https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi… https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedi… end

CNN Pays US Airports for Broadcast at Over 2000 Gates

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Published on Jul 14, 2017 If you’ve ever been to the airport and wondered why all they play is CNN, the answer is: CNN Airport Network. end

Nature Unbound IV – The 2400-year Bray cycle. Part B

Originally posted on Climate Etc.: by Javier In Part A, we established the existence of a ~ 2400-year climate cycle, discovered in 1968 by Roger Bray. This climate cycle correlates in period and phase with a ~ 2400-year cycle in the production of cosmogenic isotopes, that corresponds with clusters of solar grand minima at times…

Clinton/Lynch Pilot Breaks His Silence on What Was Said?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 3 hours ago
Reports that a pilot named Dimitri Noonan broke his silence about a secret meeting between Bill Clinton, Loretta Lynch, and Paul Ryan are fake news.

Congress Agrees To Keep The Pentagon's Secret Chemical Weapons Tests From The 1960s and 1970s Classified

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Sergeant Juan Deguzman and Sgt. Corey Thompson from Dwight D. Eisenhower Medical Center at Fort Gordon, Ga., prepare for chemical warfare while completing the Army Warrior Tasks course on day three of the Southern Regional Medical Command Best Medic Team Selection Competition. (Photo Credit: Michelle Gordon) *McClachy News:* *Lawmakers agree to keep Pentagon's secret chemical weapons tests on US troops secret* WASHINGTON: Details about Pentagon biological and chemical weapons tests involving military personnel during the 1960s and 1970s – some involving lethal nerve agents – have ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“While hunting for comets in the skies above 18th century France, astronomer Charles Messier diligently kept a list of the things he encountered that were definitely not comets. This is number 27 on his now famous not-a-comet list. In fact, 21st century astronomers would identify it as a planetary nebula, but it's not a planet either, even though it may appear round and planet-like in a small telescope. Messier 27 (M27) is an excellent example of a gaseous emission nebula created as a sun-like star runs out of nuclear fuel in its core. The nebula forms as the star's outer layers are... more »

"A Long, Melancholy Roar"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"A Long, Melancholy Roar" by Olivia Judson "On a recent evening at twilight, I was sitting on the grass in Regent’s Park - one of London’s most manicured public spaces - when I heard the fierce, melancholy sound of a lion’s roar. I wasn’t dreaming: it was coming from the zoo. Listening to it, I began to reflect on predators - and us. On returning home, I did some reading. I discovered that between 1990 and 2004, lions attacked 815 people in Tanzania, killing 563. Some of the victims were pulled out of bed during the night after lions forced their way inside huts. Between January 20... more »

Chet Raymo, “Cuddle And Cudgel”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Cuddle And Cudgel” * by Chet Raymo "Click on the image above to make it as big as you can on your screen. It's pretty, is it not? It is, in fact, an image of something invisibly small, so small and so beyond apprehension by the unaided senses that it can only be represented schematically, in his case as a TinkerToy construction of balls-and-sticks (upper right) and, more abstractly, as a multicolored ribbon (left). What is it? The stick-and-ball construction is the "cuddle" hormone, oxytocin. 43 carbon atoms, 66 hydrogens, 12 nitrogens, 12 oxygens, and 2 sulfurs: the basic Tinke... more »

The Poet: May Sarton, "Unison Benediction"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Unison Benediction" * "Return to the most human, nothing less will nourish the torn spirit, the bewildered heart, the angry mind: and from the ultimate duress, pierced with the breath of anguish, speak of love. Return, return to the deep sources, nothing less will teach the stiff hands a new way to serve, to carve into our lives the forms of tenderness and still that ancient necessary pain preserve. Return to the most human, nothing less will teach the angry spirit, the bewildered heart; the torn mind, to accept the whole of its duress, and pierced with anguish… at last, act for love.... more »

NATO Chief Advises Germany And Turkey To Resolve Their Differences

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Germany moved troops from Incirlik to Jordan earlier this year *DW*: *NATO head Stoltenberg advises Germany and Turkey to resolve issues* NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg has urged the Turkish and German foreign ministers to resolve their differences over visits to Turkish military bases. The dispute is part of a wider row between the two allies. NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg called the Turkish and German foreign ministers last week in a bid to intervene in a diplomatic standoff that has seen Ankara refuse German lawmakers access to two air bases, the alliance says... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

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


Big Dan at Big Dan's Big Blog - 5 hours ago
It's increasingly clear that Trump was compelled by his Russian "Partners" to run for office, as the Intel Community was picking up chatter about supporting a Trump run in the spring of 2015, before he'd even declared his candidacy. When Trump declared he'd finance the campaign out of his own pocket, paying for all that jet fuel, it now appears evident that money from Russian sources was flowing through Trump Properties to help fund the effort (tax returns would reveal). Foreign Money Laundering funded the vast scheme to inject chaos into the US electoral process and sow negative ... more »

Digital database captures voices from inside America's prisons

Doran Larson, Wolcott-Bartlett Professor of Literature & Creative Writing; Director of the Program in Jurisprudence, Law, and Justice Studies, Hamilton College at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 5 hours ago
Attorney General Jeff Sessions recently announced a return to a pre-Obama policy of seeking maximum penalties for all drug crimes, including low-level, nonviolent offenses. Criticism from politicians, criminologists, lawyers and others was swift and unambiguous. Based on a discredited belief in a zero-sum relationship between crime and incarceration rates, the thinking behind this policy was called “one-dimensional,” “archaic,” “misguided” and “dumb.” America’s unprecedented attempt to jail its way out of crime long ago passed the point of diminishing returns. Drug trafficking in... more »

Why police reforms rarely succeed: Lessons from Latin America

Yanilda González, Assistant Professor, School of Social Service Administration, University of Chicago at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 5 hours ago
Riot police in Buenos Aires, Argentina. AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano President Donald Trump’s appointment of Attorney General Jeff Sessions has led people to speculate about the fate of recent police reform efforts. Early into his tenure, Sessions said he intended to “pull back on” the Justice Department’s investigations of police department abuses, saying they diminish effectiveness. Americans have mobilized extensively in the past three years against police brutality, militarization and corruption through the Black Lives Matter and related movements. Government officials at the fed... more »

Ahrar Al-Sham breaches ceasefire to attack Syrian Army troops in Latakia

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:25 A.M.) – Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham launched an attack against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the northeastern countryside of Latakia, Sunday, violating terms of the ceasefire that was mediated between Russia, Turkey, and Iran. According to a military source in Latakia, Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham fired a barrage of Katuysha missiles and artillery […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army within striking distance of key ISIL-held town: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:15 A.M.) – Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops have seized control over Al-Hayl Field and its oil pumping station in the suburbs of Homs, Sunday, after regaining control over several locations between the cities of Al-Sukhnah and Palmyra. An SAA military commander said that Syrian troops were able to repel militants of the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russia's Cold War Super Weapon (Put Lasers on Everything It Can)

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, * Yes, this was a thing. After more than a half century of development, the U.S. military is finally close to fielding an array of laser weapons for defense against missiles, drones and small vehicles. However, the Soviet Union also researched laser weapons for decades, and developed an astounding variety of them, ranging from laser pistols, three different laser tanks and a laser-armed spaceship. Lasers direct photons (light particles) into a coherent beam, and though most military lasers today are used to designate targets and measure distances an... more »

One of America's Most Legendary Generals Had a Terrifying Plan to Win the Korean War

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *Security, * Nuclear weapons. In his 1964 book Gen. Douglas MacArthur (Gold Medal Books, Greenwich, Conn.), Bob Considine writes, “MacArthur’s final plan for winning the Korean War was outlined to this reporter in the course of an interview in 1954 on his 74th birthday. … ” “Of all the campaigns in my life—20 major ones to be exact—the one I felt the most sure of was the one I was deprived of waging properly. I could have won the war in Korea in a maximum of 10 days, once the campaign was under way, and with considerably fewer casualties than were suff... more »

Why the French Army Loves Rifle Grenades

Robert Beckhusen at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Robert Beckhusen* *Security, * France has kept shoulder-busting muzzle launchers alive. More than four years ago, French troops dropped into Mali to fight back Islamic militants. While in combat, the French soldiers with their bullpup FAMAS rifles lobbed rifle grenades — a relatively rare weapon in the 21st century and distinguished from modern grenade launchers by being launched from a rifle’s muzzle. Rifle grenades still show up in wars, but they’re less common than they used to be. The French Army — along with the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force — are two regular armies whi... more »

Is America On the Verge of Another Debt Ceiling Crisis?

Romina Boccia at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Romina Boccia* *Economics, Americas* [image: A stack of money. Pixabay] Donald Trump will need to tackle this head-on. The Congressional Budget Office now projects that sometime this October the U.S. Treasury may be unable to continue borrowing on the credit of the American taxpayer. In short, the debt ceiling is back and so is the largest, most predictable crisis in U.S. history. The debt ceiling is both a signaling device, pointing toward a much greater challenge, and an action-oriented, fiscal tool to bring Washington’s unsustainable spending and borrowing under control. Th... more »

Don't Let Political Correctness Obstruct the Fight Against Extremism

Robin Simcox at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Robin Simcox* *Security, Europe* [image: Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May speaks to faith leaders in Finsbury Park Mosque, near rthe scene of an attack, in London, Britain June 19, 2017. REUTERS/Stefan Rousseau/Pool] Wrapping up competing ideologies in one counter-radicalization strategy undermines their complexity and variety. All terrorist threats must be dealt with, but should they all be dealt with in the same way? This dilemma gets to the heart of creating an effective Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) policy. The Department of Homeland Security defines CVE as the “pr... more »

Why Obama's Iran Nuclear Deal Will Live On

Farhad Rezaei at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Farhad Rezaei* *Security, Middle East* [image: Vladimir Putin had a meeting with Supreme Leader of Iran Ali Khamenei ahead of a summit of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum.] The Trump administration should focus on pressuring Iran on missiles and support of terrorism. On July 14, 2015, Iran signed the historic Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) agreement along with P5+1 countries China, France, Germany Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States. After an unprecedented lobbying campaign, Congress approved the deal following an acrimonious debate between Republicans... more »

Why America's Army Is Falling Apart

Douglas Macgregor at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Douglas Macgregor* *Security, * [image: A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, fires an M4 carbine rifle during partnered live fire range training at Tactical Base Gamberi, Afghanistan, May 29, 2015. Flickr / The U.S. Army] It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see that qualified, fresh blood is desperately needed in the Army’s general officer ranks. Senator John McCain, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, told President Trump's nominee for Army Undersecretary, Ryan McCarthy, a Lockheed Martin Executive and former aid to S... more »

Trump's Afghanistan Strategy Is Simply Old Wine in a New Bottle

Michael Kugelman at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Michael Kugelman* *Security, Middle East* [image: Alaskan National Guard Pvt. Lathaniel Ulofoshio provides security for fellow members of Kandahar Provincial Reconstruction Team while conducting a site survey of the Sanjaray health clinic May 24, 2012 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Flickr / The U.S. Army] If America goes all-in on Afghanistan and fails, it'll be easier to walk away. Afghanistan has suffered through a harrowing summer, even by the nightmarish standards of a country convulsed by conflict for decades. On May 31, a truck bomb exploded in Kabul’s heavily fortified diploma... more »

Architect/attorney David Noble: "I have explained to Trump that Israel did 9/11..." and much more!

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 6 hours ago
Please subscribe to my shows at https://www.patreon.com/DrKevinBarrettMy listeners have suggested using this blog to point to my recent articles and interviews. So here is the first installment, covering what I've been up to so far this month. Brand new show! Architect/attorney David Noble: "I have explained to Trump that Israel did 9/11..." link: https://www.patreon.com/posts/architect-david-13042819 *** *Most Recent Show: Fake News Rumble with Rolf Lindgren and Jim Fetzer; Scott Stockdale on "History's Greatest Fraud"Show link * https://www.patreon.com/posts/architect-david... more »


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 6 hours ago

Oscar-Winning Actor Martin Landau Dies at 89

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
The chameleon-like actor who gained fame as the crafty master of disguise in the 1960s TV show "Mission: Impossible" has died.

Before And After Satellite Images Of Mosul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Foreign Policy:* *Mosul, Before and After, in Satellite Images* Aerial photographs of seven sites in Mosul from 2015 and now illustrate the extent of the city's destruction. Raging for nine months, the street-by-street fight to retake Mosul from the Islamic State outlasted the Battle of Verdun — the longest and largest conflict of World War I. As Iraqi forces won back the city this week, death, destruction, and dust are all that’s left in Iraq’s second-largest metropolis. Satellite images provided to Foreign Policy by DigitalGlobe vividly illustrate this shocking transformation. ... more »

Keep Calm And Fax On

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
*-by Tom Sullivan* The U.S. Senate vote to repeal Obamacare is coming any day. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appears to have lost (or given a bye to) two votes: Rand Paul (Kentucky) and Susan Collins (Maine). If one more Republican senator goes rogue, a half dozen more will follow and the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) will be a zombie again. (We should know by now with these bills not to think of dead as *dead*.) The lobbying targets still tempted to vote no are Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), Rob Portman (Ohio), Dean Heller (Nevada), and Shelley Moore Capito (West Virgi... more »

Defunct Missouri Academy Can’t Pay Faculty

cmaadmin at Diverse - 6 hours ago
A Missouri military academy and college that dated to 1880 before abruptly shuttering at the end of May can’t afford to pay its faculty as previously promised, according to emails obtained by The Associated Press. The president and superintendent of what had been Wentworth Military Academy and College, Michael Lierman, told faculty members by email […]

More Louisiana Students Applying for Federal College Aid

cmaadmin at Diverse - 6 hours ago
BATON ROUGE, La. – A growing number of Louisiana’s high school seniors are applying for federal aid to help cover college costs, a boom in applications pushed by state officials. The education department says 65 percent of high school seniors, nearly 27,000 students, submitted the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by a July 1 […]

Conference Explores Educational Sovereignty for the Navajo Nation

cmaadmin at Diverse - 6 hours ago
More than 70 Navajo teachers, administrators and counselors from four states convened at the Navajo Nation Museum in Window Rock, Arizona, on June 20 and 21 to explore challenges and strategies for promoting educational sovereignty for the Navajo Nation. Assistant Superintendent Dr. Timothy Benally set the tone for the conference by challenging the participants to […]

After Four Decades on the Job, HBCU President has Passed the Mantle

cmaadmin at Diverse - 6 hours ago
Dr. Luns C. Richardson has the distinct privilege of being one of the nation’s longest-serving college presidents. And among presidents of historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs), the ordained Baptist preacher has outlasted his contemporaries, taking the longevity mantle from Dr. Norman Francis, who retired in 2015 after leading Xavier University in New Orleans for […]

Women of Color Remain Invisible in Leading College Athletics

cmaadmin at Diverse - 6 hours ago
Women of color continue to be a visible minority when it comes to college sports. A recent study of the eight major American collegiate sports conferences revealed that 88 percent of head coaches of women’s college teams are White and 57 percent are male. For the NCAA athletic directors, this number is even more dismal […]

Chicago Foundation Provides Support to Illinois College Students

cmaadmin at Diverse - 6 hours ago
Selena Torres graduated valedictorian of her high school class at Carl Schurz High School, a public school located in northwest Chicago. Today, she is a junior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign majoring in electrical engineering. Like many CPS graduates, Torres’ path after high school did not take her directly to college. Although she […]

New information confirms that Donald Trump begged Prime Minister May to make the press behave before he would agree to visit England.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 6 hours ago
"So when do you think the British press will like me?" "How do you say 'never' in Trump-speak?"Courtesy of The Sun: *The US President made his shameless plea in a private conversation with Theresa May to plan his state visit — now postponed until next year. * *A transcript of the chat, seen by senior diplomats, reveals his touchiness. * *Mr Trump says: “I haven’t had great coverage out there lately, Theresa.” * *She replies awkwardly: “Well, you know what the British press are like.” * *He replies: “I still want to come, but I’m in no rush. * *“So, if you can fix it for me, it wo... more »

While The Pentagon Works On A Strategy For Afghanistan, U.S. Marines Try To Maintain The Status-Quo In Helmand Province

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
A US Navy Corpsman and US soldier take part in a helicopter Medevac exercise in Helmand province, Afghanistan. Thomson Reuters *Reuters:** As Washington ponders Afghan mission, Marines toil in Helmand* CAMP BASTION, Afghanistan (Reuters) - While Washington works on plans to send more troops to Afghanistan, U.S. forces on the ground are grappling with building an army in the middle of a war their commanders say is locked in stalemate. It is slow, hot, often frustrating work, ranging from overseeing basic infantry training to trying to create modern logistics systems for an army in ... more »

RIP George Romero

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 7 hours ago
Rest in Peace, George Romero (1940-2017-2018) Don't worry, George is only dead for now. Heaven just gained a gifted filmmaker but only on loan. Go on, dust off all those George Romero zombie jokes you've been collecting over the years and spew them on social media. But to get serious, Romero's legacy in independent cinema is virtually etched in stone. Because a young 28 year-old film director with an idea, and not even an original one at that, revolutionized it with a little art house flick filmed just outside Pittsburgh called *Night of the Living Dead*. As a... more »

George A. Romero, Father of the Zombie Film, Is Dead at 77

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
George Romero, whose classic "Night of the Living Dead" and other horror films turned zombie movies into social commentaries and who saw his flesh-devouring undead spawn countless imitators, remakes and homages, has died.

28-Ft. Florida Alligator Photograph

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
A photograph purportedly showing a 28-foot alligator captured in Florida is real but exaggerated.

Was George Soros an SS Officer in Nazi Germany?

David Emery at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
A viral image purportedly showing a young George Soros in a Nazi SS uniform actually depicts an Auschwitz guard named Oskar Groening.

Do You Know the Danger of Turning on the A/C After Starting the Engine?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
Contrary to online scarelore, automobile components do not emit dangerous levels of cancer-causing benzene fumes.

Four Pakistani Soldiers Killed By Indian Shelling In Kashmir Across The Line Of Control (LoC)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Four Pakistani soldiers killed in Indian shelling in Kashmir* MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan (Reuters) - Four Pakistani soldiers were killed on Sunday when their army vehicle was struck by Indian shelling from across the Line of Control (LoC) that separates parts of Kashmir held by both countries, the Pakistani military said. India's ministry of defense Lieutenant Colonel Rajesh Kalia said he had no knowledge of the incident. India and Pakistan have been in confrontation for decades across the LoC. The old ceasefire line runs through a region that both countries claim in full ... more »

Vincent Burnelli's Lifting Bodies

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 8 hours ago
Burnelli's Lifting Bodies

Arctic Sea Ice Update

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? ? Quick Arctic update. ? DMI have now issued the June sea ice data, which shows a steady recovery in extent since the low in 2010. Significantly, this year’s extent of 11.52 million sq km is greater than in 2006, which…

The World's 10 Biggest Aircraft Carriers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
The Gerald R Ford Class has a full load displacement of 100,000t. Image courtesy of U.S. Navy. *Naval-Technology.com: **The 10 biggest aircraft carriers* The eminence of aircraft carriers as floating air bases has been proven since World War II. Three of the world's 10 biggest aircraft carriers by displacement are operated by Asian naval forces, while the US Navy owns the world's biggest aircraft carrier, the Gerald R Ford Class. Naval-technology.com lists the world's 10 biggest aircraft carriers by displacement. *Gerald R Ford Class, US* A full load displacement of 100,000t make... more »

Netanyahu Opposes US-Russia South Syria Ceasefire Deal

Jason Ditz at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 8 hours ago
[image: undefined] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made clear today that he and his government oppose the ongoing ceasefire in Southern Syria, a deal negotiated between the United States and Russia, and which has continued to hold throughout the past week. Netanyahu made the comments during a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, declaring himself totally opposed to the ceasefire. Israeli officials revealed that the objections are primarily related to Iran still having forces inside Syria supporting the Assad government. Officials also say that during the US-... more »

Netanyahu Opposes US-Russia South Syria Ceasefire Deal

Jason Ditz at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 8 hours ago
[image: undefined] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made clear today that he and his government oppose the ongoing ceasefire in Southern Syria, a deal negotiated between the United States and Russia, and which has continued to hold throughout the past week. Netanyahu made the comments during a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, declaring himself totally opposed to the ceasefire. Israeli officials revealed that the objections are primarily related to Iran still having forces inside Syria supporting the Assad government. Officials also say that during the US-... more »

Netanyahu Opposes US-Russia South Syria Ceasefire Deal

Jason Ditz at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 8 hours ago
[image: undefined] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made clear today that he and his government oppose the ongoing ceasefire in Southern Syria, a deal negotiated between the United States and Russia, and which has continued to hold throughout the past week. Netanyahu made the comments during a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, declaring himself totally opposed to the ceasefire. Israeli officials revealed that the objections are primarily related to Iran still having forces inside Syria supporting the Assad government. Officials also say that during the US-... more »

Netanyahu Opposes US-Russia South Syria Ceasefire Deal

Jason Ditz at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 8 hours ago
[image: undefined] Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has made clear today that he and his government oppose the ongoing ceasefire in Southern Syria, a deal negotiated between the United States and Russia, and which has continued to hold throughout the past week. Netanyahu made the comments during a meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron, declaring himself totally opposed to the ceasefire. Israeli officials revealed that the objections are primarily related to Iran still having forces inside Syria supporting the Assad government. Officials also say that during the US-... more »

Was History Channel's Earhart Documentary Fake News?

Lisa Shaw at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: was-history-channel-s-earhart-documentary-fake-news] New evidence has emerged, calling into question the History Channel’s documentary on Amelia Earhart and the core piece of evidence that, according to the documentary, answered the mystery of her disappearance.

Farming the Galaxy

David at LaRouchePAC Feed - 8 hours ago
Space Managing the Global Water Supply Video of FVoy_hmRezs Benjamin Deniston, Researcher, 21st Century Science & Technology magazine, led off his remarks at the July 7 Schiller Institute Food For Peace conference by presenting Lyndon LaRouche’s refutation of “Limits to Growth,” in terms of the ability of the human species to exert creativity and intervene to deliberately create “new” natural resources, and thereby constantly increase the potential relative population density of humankind. One example of this kind of intervention, is to understand and expand usable water resources.... more »

Holding Out for a (Liberal) Hero

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
Where have all the good men gone, and where are all the gods? Alongside Bonnie Tyler, a small coterie of liberals and self-defined centrists are asking the same thing. Yet there might be succour on the horizon. A rumour presently doing the rounds suggests Chuka Umunna had something more than a leadership campaign on the launch pad post-general election. That 'something' was the plan for a new centre party. Surely not! He has, after all, protested aplenty to the contrary. True or not, he is probably the Labour politician best placed to lead such an outfit. Con... more »

If Donnie Junior didn't do anything wrong in that meeting with the Russians, then why did the Trump campaign start paying his lawyers two weeks before he was forced to reveal those emails?

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 9 hours ago
I'm fucked.Courtesy of The Daily Beast: *About two weeks before the release of emails showing Donald Trump Jr. seeking opposition research from attorneys representing the Russian government, his father’s reelection campaign began paying the law firm now representing Trump Jr. in the ensuing political and legal fallout. * *A new filing with the Federal Election Commission shows that President Trump’s reelection campaign paid $50,000 to the law offices of Alan Futerfas on June 26. That was around the time, Yahoo News reports, that the president’s legal team learned of a June 2016 e... more »

Three gas fields liberated as Syrian Army brushes ISIS aside in southern Raqqa

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:00 P.M) – Smashing through the Islamic State’s defenses in southwestern Raqqa, seasoned assault troops of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) overran an additional three ISIS-held gas fields late on Sunday afternoon. Following the capture of the Al-Fahd oil field earlier in the day, the SAA’s Tiger Forces secured the Zamleh Sharqiyah, Bir […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

18+ graphic: ISIS militants overrun, behead Iraqi garrison at Tal Afar pocket

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:45 P.M) – Overnight, jihadist insurgents in the northern ISIS-held Tal Afar enclave regrouped for a rare counter-attack in western Nineveh. After assembling a large fighting force from the predominately Turkmen city of Tal Afar, ISIS belligerents stormed the town of Al-Mansiyah further west where they encountered entrenched Iraqi troops of the Popular […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Poddy looks into the Kristol Ball of Counterfactuals

Yastreblyansky at No More Mister Nice Blog - 9 hours ago
A-and socialism, kids! Just across the horizon! Well, maybe not quite. Image, late 19th–early 20th c., via Wikipedia. *Shorter John Podhoretz, "Hillary's White House would be no different from Trump's", New York Post, July 15 2017:* Trump hasn't done anything in office, other than nominating a Supreme Court justice and sending a raid to Syria, and Clinton wouldn't have been able to do anything either, with both Houses of Congress run by Republicans. Of course she would be more boring than Trump, since she is evil but not a sower of chaos, but we wouldn't know what we were missing. T... more »

China's New Military Base In Djibouti Is A 'Game-Changer' In The Middle East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*David Rothkopf, The National*: *China has opened a military base in Djibouti. The geopolitics of the Middle East will never be the same again* Last week, China sent an unmistakable message that its role in the world is changing. The world changed this past week in ways that it may take decades to fully appreciate. With the opening of its first overseas military base in Djibouti, China sent an unmistakable message that its role in the world is changing. The implications for the Middle East and Africa are immediate, but the larger message is that China is no longer pretending to be... more »

Analogies in Major Historical Transitions

David LePoire at Science 2.0 - Earth Sciences - 10 hours ago
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Facebook As A Surprising Antidote To Toxic Political Polarization-- A Guest Post By Jeff Rasley

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
*-by Jeff Rasley* *"A house divided against itself cannot stand.”* -Abraham Lincoln The almost-deadly attack by a gunman at a Republican baseball practice briefly focused national attention on the dangerous level political polarization has reached in the US. The upward trend of ideological divergence was identified by political scientists even prior to President Obama’s election in 2008. Since the 1970s, ideological polarization has increased dramatically among the mass public in the United States... There are now large differences in outlook between Democrats and Republicans, b... more »

Digital Classrooms As Data Factories

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
from Wrench in the Gears July 16, 2017 My goal for this series is to make it clear that the “Future Ready” changes we’re seeing in today’s classrooms stem from the drive to create a speculative market in education data linked to social impact investing, Pay for Success, and Social Impact Bonds. These bonds are designed to be bundled as asset backed securities and traded on global markets. Did we learn nothing from the 2008 housing market crash? In addition, there are troubling elements of social control and surveillance embedded in the shift to online education as data dashboards... more »

Some scoops are more equal than others

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
It is fascinating which BBC 'scoops' the BBC finds worth running with and which ones it doesn't find it worth running with. This morning's Andrew Marr interview with John McDonnell was fascinating on so many fronts, not least of which was Mr McDonnell's 'rowing back' (as the *Independent* puts it) on Labour's election pledge/promise to wipe out student debt - a pledge that went down extremely well with students (as this HuffPost article demonstrates). That 'row back' was so starkly at odds with the promises made by the likes of Mr McDonnell himself during the election, when he p... more »

This Is Why The Chinese Army Is Downsizing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
© REUTERS/ Rolex Dela Pena/Pool *Adam Ni, The Diplomat:* *Why China Is Trimming Its Army* The latest cuts to the PLA Army will help make China’s military a leaner, more modern force. On July 11, the official media outlet of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), China’s armed forces, announced that it will rebalance the two million-strong force by downsizing its army while boosting its navy, missile force, and strategic support force. According to the PLA Daily, the mouthpiece of the military, the number of PLA Army personnel will be reduced to below one million for the first time i... more »

"Suicide - Haiti Official Was To Testify on Clinton Foundation..."

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
https://youtu.be/JT3uw-QyWHo Another Clinton related death, the coincidences just keep on coming and the corpses keep on piling up. Not that the MSM ever report on such news.

Quote of the Day: “You want a safety net, go do it…”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 11 hours ago
*“…but don’t force me to participate if I don’t want to… [State] welfare is morally wrong. Spend your own money [if you want] to help the poor.” * ~Yaron Brook Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

No Big Air Aircraft Carriers And Nuclear Destroyers For The Russian Navy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Russian Aircraft Carrier “Kuznetsov,” January 1996. WIKIMEDIA/Commons *Dave Majumdar, National Interest:* *Russia's Next Super Weapons: Big Aircraft Carriers and Nuclear-Powered Destroyers?* Russia is likely to build larger surface combatants in the coming years—with larger corvettes and frigates in the works. However, Moscow is not likely to spend large sums of money to build massive new vessels such as the gargantuan 14,000-ton Leader-class nuclear-powered destroyers or 100,000-ton Storm aircraft carriers. Instead, Russia will likely build scaled up versions of existing warship d... more »

The Lost Adams - Part Two: The Apaches Attack

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 11 hours ago
(*Blogger’s Note*: Given the response to the articles on Snake Island and Oak Island, I thought this tale, from New Mexico, might excite those interested in treasure. Given the numbers of those who have read it, and the lack of response, it seems that I was wrong about that. However, for those of you who like a good story, one that seems based in fact, though those facts might not be what you think, I’ll continue with this to the very end.) The malpais north of the canyon of gold. Photo copyright by Kevin Randle Eight days after the provisioning party had left, they were expected to ... more »

Former FBI Director James Comey is going to write a book!

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 11 hours ago
Courtesy of the New York Times: *James B. Comey, the former F.B.I. director who was fired in May by President Trump, is writing a book about his experience in public service, including his tumultuous and brief tenure in the Trump administration. * *Mr. Comey has been meeting with editors and publishers in New York in recent days, and is being represented by Keith Urbahn and Matt Latimer, partners at the literary agency Javelin. The book is expected to go to auction this coming week, and all the major publishing houses have expressed keen interest, Mr. Latimer said. * *The book wi... more »

"Russia and Syria Collude With Turkey" Claims Kurdish Annexer of Syrian Territory

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
*Mr Abdo gives us all a perfect example of "the pot calling the kettle black" * * "“a person who is guilty of the very thing of which they accuse another and is thus an example of psychological projection”* *Link * *Link* *“Russians say if we allow the Syrian regime forces enter Afrin, they will stop the Turkish attacks,” Mr Abdo said.* *“We drove the Syrian regime out of Afrin five years ago, and it is impossible to allow them back,” he insisted.* Mr Abdo fails to mention they, these Kurdish militias, not only drove the Syrian government and army out* they also ethnically cleanse... more »

"We've All Heard The Proverbs..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
"The early bird catches the worm. A stitch in time saves nine. He who hesitates is lost. We can’t pretend we haven’t been told. We’ve all heard the proverbs, heard the philosophers, heard our grandparents warning us about wasted time, heard the damn poets urging us to seize the day. Still, sometimes, we have to see for ourselves. We have to make our own mistakes. We have to learn our own lessons. We have to sweep today’s possibility under tomorrow’s rug, until we can’t anymore, until we finally understand for ourselves, what Benjamin Franklin meant: That knowing is better than wond... more »

"Haiti Official Who Exposed The Clinton Foundation Is Found Dead"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"Haiti Official Who Exposed The Clinton Foundation Is Found Dead"* by Mac Slavo "The mainstream media’s silence over Klaus Eberwein’s death is deafening. Eberwein was a former Haitian government official who was expected to expose the extent of Clinton Foundation corruption and malpractice next week. He has been found dead in Miami at the age of 50. The circumstances surrounding Eberwein’s death are also nothing less than unpalatable. According to Miami-Dade’s medical examiner records supervisor, the official cause of death is “gunshot to the head.“ Eberwein’s death has been regi... more »

Peabody Coal among top polluters in world, Navajo government agrees to collusion

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
St Louis April 2016 Activists on the steps of City Hall. Credit: Bret Gustafson on Twitter. Peabody Coal number 16 on list of 100 most polluting companies in the world By Brenda Norrell Censored News Peabody Coal is number 16 on the list of the top 100 most polluting companies in the world. The Navajo Nation has just extended the lease of the dirty coal fired power plant that uses

Andrew Marr speaks his brain

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
For those who can't see beyond the paywall at the *Times*, Andrew Marr has written an article there on the present political situation: Employing my antique school English summarising skills, I'd sum up his message like this: The plot against Mrs May is a serious one. That said, if she was overthrown during the Brexit negotiations it would make us look "terminally ridiculous". So what Mrs May needs to do is to make friends again with Philip Hammond and to get David Davis to stop Boris from challenging her. Otherwise, Tory madness will bring everything crashing down around her (an... more »

Is This a Real Photograph of Donald Trump’s Older Sons?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
A cartoonish photograph purportedly showing presidential sons Eric and Donald Trump, Jr. was digitally manipulated.

Who’s Next: Jodie Whittaker 1st Female Star of ‘Doctor Who’

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
The BBC has announced that Jodie Whittaker is the next star of the long-running science fiction TV series "Doctor Who," set to become the first woman to take the leading title role.

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
The Al Araby article I was recently quoted in on Mosul after the Islamic State was re-printed in Al Shahid. My interview with Retired Colonel David Witty on the Mosul battle was re-printed in Iraq Newspaper, and mentioned in Voice of America.

Post Mosul Liberation Day 5 Jul 15 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
Video of continued fighting in Old City. Gunshots, tank fire, helicopters overhead shooting at Old City district West Mosul from across Tigris River. (Nabih Bulos) Heavy fighting continued in the Old City district of west Mosul five days after the city was declared liberated. The Iraqi forces (ISF) have banned reporters in the area, and not released much about what is going on so the Iraqi press has been largely silent on the continuation of combat. Reinforcementswere sent in with three units from the Rapid Reaction forces joining the Golden Division to clear out the last Islamic... more »

Resolution of Inquiry to Follow Trump Money Trail (Introduced By Democratic Members of the US Congress)

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 13 hours ago
The US House Financial Services Committee Democrats are asking the Secretary of the Treasury for “copies of any document, record, … Continue reading →

Mohawk Nation News 'Creation's Way'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
CREATION’S WAY Posted on July 16, 2017 Mohawk Nation News Please post & distribute. MNN. JULY 1, 2017. konon-hontsa-kwe-nio, the women will always follow the ways of the earth, the life givers. Without women and without the land, there is no life. If the land is good, it produces life. When the sun shines, the grass grows and the water flows, meaning when her water breaks, then life

Need better habits? Try this...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*because we all need a break from politics.* If you search Amazon with the key word "habit" the first book that comes up is the best seller The Power of Habit: Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business, by Charles Duhigg. Several years ago, based on the positive reviews, I bought the book, and hated it. I thought it was a complete waste of time. I linked to the book because my opinion is in the minority and you may profit from the information Duhigg gives. Duhigg's has a bit of good information on how habits are formed, but didn't give very many real world actions to take other... more »

Breaking: Syrian Army liberates new oil field in southern Raqqa

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:55 P.M.) – Minutes ago, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scored another important victory in northern Syria, liberating an Islamic State (ISIL) controlled oil field in the Al-Raqqa Governorate. Led by their elite Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army began the day by storming the Al-Fahd Oil Field and nearby Al-Fahd Oil Station; […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Saudi Arabia recognized death of 155 of its soldiers and commanders in Yemen

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
Special sources of the news observations revealed names of some of the dead Saudi soldiers and paid troops in Yemen by Yemeni army. Special sources of the news observations revealed names of some of the dead Saudi soldiers and paid troops in Yemen by Yemeni army and popular committee forces in the ongoing fighting and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Iranian troops will remain in Syria under government’s request: Ansari

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
Iranian troops will remain in Syria as long as the government in Damascus approves of their presence inside the country, the Deputy Foreign Minister of Iran Hussein Jaberi Ansari said on Saturday during a meeting with Russia’s Special Envoy for Syrian Affairs Alexander Lavrentiev. The Iranian Army’s presence inside the country came at the request […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Lebanese security forces arrest 3 Syrian refugees accused of ties to terrorist groups

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:15 P.M.) – The Lebanese security arrested three Syrian refugees this weekend after accusing them of working with terrorist groups. According to a military communique, the Lebanese security forces arrested the refugees after they received information that they were providing terrorist groups with intel and Lebanese Army locations in the Nabatieh Governorate. This […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: blast hits rebel-held Idlib, scores injured

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:00 P.M.) – A huge explosion rocked the center of the jihadist heartland of Idlib as the city was on high security alert for search for ISIS sleeper cells. Local activists reported that an IED planted into a car went off near the city’s main hospital. The explosion wounded 5 people – including […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Over 25 female ISIL terrorists captured in Mosul

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – The Iraqi Army captured over 25 female Islamic State (ISIL) terrorists inside Mosul while conducting a cleansing operation this weekend, the security forces announced Sunday. Among the 25 female Islamic State members captured by the Iraqi Army this weekend were three terrorists from Turkey, five were German, three were Russian, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Civilian bus targeted by roadside bomb en route to Sweida

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – A passenger bus carrying eight civilians was the target of a roadside bombing the Al-Sweida countryside, Sunday, Syrian government sources reported. The passenger bus was traveling along the Majadel-Umm Zeitoun Road in northwest Al-Sweida, when a roadside bomb was detonated this morning. According to a government source, all eight passengers […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Jihadists make peace in Idlib, promise offensive against Syrian Army

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:10 P.M.) – Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham have made a truce in the Idlib Governorate following a turbulent two weeks that involved heavy clashes between these large jihadist factions. Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s Shari’ah Spokesmen, ‘Abdullah Al-Muhaysni, announced via his social media page that he welcomes the truce between the two […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army reopens former ISIL strongholds to the public

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) announced on Sunday that the Deir Hafer and Maskanah plains have been reopened to the public after successfully clearing the areas of explosives. The Deir Hafer Plain was liberated by the Syrian Arab Army’s Tiger Forces earlier this year, following the massive campaign to reach […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

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