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Thomas Paine

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

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

18 July - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:48 pm MDT

Judge Jeanine on lefty hypocrisy over Russia Ties, Obama Dealings etc

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
https://youtu.be/kYT8XeLyROc Views that the institutionally anti President Donald Trump BBC would never allow airspace

Bull Shark Caught in Ohio River?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
A shark supposedly caught in the Ohio River near Indiana was actually captured from the Brisbane River in Australia.

New Video Editing Tool Would Make it Possible to Put Words in Politicians’ Mouths

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
Media outlets have already described the technology as 'scary' because of its potential for misuse.

U.S. Imposes New Sanctions On Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters*:* U.S. targets Iran with new sanctions over missile program* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Tuesday unveiled new economic sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile program and for contributing to regional tensions and said it was deeply concerned about its "malign activities across the Middle East." The announcements came a day after President Donald Trump's administration warned Tehran that it was not following the spirit of its 2015 nuclear agreement with world powers. The U.S. Department of Treasury said in a statement it was targeting 16 entit... more »

World News Briefs -- July 18, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*New York Times*: *South Korea Proposes Military Talks With North at Their Border* SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea on Monday proposed holding military and humanitarian talks with North Korea, its first visible split with the Trump administration, which has said it will deal with North Korea’s continued missile tests by stepping up sanctions and military pressure on the country. If the talks take place, they will be the first military-to-military dialogue since 2014. It is an attempt to ease tensions along a heavily armed border, and perhaps to arrange the resumption of reunions o... more »

Canadians have to check Iranian PressTV to find out about CSIS scandal

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 13 hours ago
*CSIS headquarters in Ottawa* Back in the day when reality and rationality ruled Canada, if an agency caused the deaths of 329 people and ended up costing the Canadian government hundreds of millions of dollars in investigation and compensation costs...it would have been disbanded, or at the very least, been the target of a thorough investigation. Particularly so, if this agency was *only one year old at the time of the "cascading series of errors"* that led to the catastrophe that was the Air India Flight 182 mid-air explosion over Ireland. *BUT NOooooooooooooooo.....* Please... more »

US Congressman Cummings Requests Details from Secret Service About Any Vetting Done for Trump Tower Meeting with Russians

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 13 hours ago
Trump Tower Fifth Ave. “Cummings Requests Details from Secret Service About Any Vetting Done for Trump Tower Meeting with Russians … Continue reading →

The (Non) Enforcement of the US Foreign Agents Registration Act; Lobbying Loophole; US Senate Hearing; OIG Report

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 13 hours ago
Hearing: “Oversight of the Justice Department’s (Non) Enforcement of the Foreign Agents Registration Act: Lessons from the Obama Administration and … Continue reading →

My Talk in Red Wing

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
Here is my talk at the statewide Veterans For Peace event called Peacestock in Red Wing, Minnesota last Saturday. The progressive radio station in Minneapolis also recorded the talk and plans to put it on the air. I am heading back to Maine now and want to give thanks to all my hosts in Minnesota for several great days of events and hospitality. Last night's presentation in Minneapolis to the group called 'Every church is a peace church' went really well with a group of just over 50 people. Afterwards a bunch of the folks took me to an Irish bar for a couple of beers and some gr... more »

BREAKING: Fmr Speaker of the House Let Out of Prison Early After Raping Children

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: hastert]After already receiving an insultingly lenient sentence, Dennis Hastert was let out of prison early after admitting to raping little boys.

In photos: Inside a megafarm

Madlen Davies at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 14 hours ago
US-style "megafarms" are sweeping across the UK, a major Bureau investigation has revealed. We were invited to see firsthand what intensive livestock farming looks like.

Local Flooding

LL at Virtual Mirage - 14 hours ago
A flash flood about 1,500 ft lower in elevation than the White Wolf Mine (WWM), but within about forty-five miles of the property hit national news because it wiped out a family who was swimming in one stretch of the upper Verde River. National news picked up on it, and I've waited to share the footage until we knew the total body count. Ten people were killed, and a few more (including a dog named "Lucky", escaped with bruises. The Central Arizona highlands are very wet during the late summer because of the annual monsoon. It's not uncommon for flat-landers to flee the summer he... more »

The U.S. Navy Wants 20 New Guided-Missile Frigates

David Axe at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*David Axe* *Security, * One way to get to 355 ships. The U.S. Navy has begun the process of acquiring a new guided-missile frigate, several years after decommissioning the last of its old Perry-class FFGs. On July 10, 2017, Naval Sea Systems Command formally asked the U.S. shipbuilding industry to propose designs for a new guided-missile frigate that the Navy is calling the FFG(X). The Navy wants to buy 20 of the ships between 2020 and 2030. The frigates would replace at least 20 of the Littoral Combat Ships that the sea service previously planned to acquire. The LCS has come... more »

Why Killing Enemy Submarines Is Not as Easy as It Use to Be

Andrew Davies at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Andrew Davies* *Security, * Think whales, oil and stealth submarines. James Mugg’s recent piece made a convincing case that the anti-submarine warfare (ASW) capability of surface combatants is more about the aircraft they embark than about systems on the ships themselves. In this post I look at how those aircraft might go about their business. A useful reference is a 2016 NATO publication, Alliance airborne anti-submarine warfare. It isn’t the lightest read going around, and it even includes a warning notice. But it contains some useful analysis, provided you avoid head injuri... more »

Stephen Buhner Interviews : Plant Intelligence & the Imaginal Realm

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
Now for something closer to my heart. Hubby and I pretty much own every single Stephen Buhner book. He writes both medicinally and philosophically.* His website is always linked in the sidebar. Stephen Buhner* *In my opinion he is a sage. A wise, wise man.* Having read many of his books, with more to go, and listening to numerous interviews I'm quite sure he'd disagree with that label, however, that's my opinion based on all I know, so I'm stickin' with it! First, I want to share an excerpt from on of Mr Buhner’s books. It’s a quote that resonates with me personally. And I humb... more »

Post Mosul Liberation Day 7 Jul 17 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The Iraqi forces (ISF) in part are still trying to deny that serious fighting is going on in the Old City in West Mosul. The chief of the Rapid Reaction Division for example, General Thamir al-Husseini told the press that his units were just clearing the district, and there was no fighting going on. Ninewa Operations Command head General Abdul Amir Rashid Yarallah on the other hand, let it be known that the Islamic State carried out surprise attacks in Shahwan and Qalahat. The fighters came out of basements and tunnels they were hiding in. Those are two neighborhoods along the Tig... more »

Anderson Cooper conned you last night!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017That's where this search began:* The children are currently on a stampede. And when the children stage a stampede, the misinformation flows like a mighty rain. If you want to be a functioning citizen, you need the understand this fact about the children's stampedes. If you only want to be entertained, frightened and tribally pleased, you need read no further. The children are currently on a stampede. With that in mind, consider what happened when we read this post, the first thing we read today. The post appears at New York Magazine, a well-known, major news... more »

Donald Trump: Made in America Week...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*lovely and inspiring.* The White House revealed a three-week campaign starting with a “Made in America” themed week, which will promote U.S. jobs and products beginning Monday. *"But we must also fight the unfair trade practices that have gutted our industry, and that includes cracking down on the predatory online sales of foreign goods."* *Ya think?* I used to have a fairly thriving business on eBay until I had to compete with sellers from China and Hong Kong who were selling the same product for $.01 with *free shipping *when I had to charge $4.99 + $2.60 shipping. Yesterday a... more »

Berkeley Earth Funding

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood http://berkeleyearth.org/ Whenever sceptical scientists receive funding from fossil fuel interests, cries of foul play quickly arise. But for some reason, when the boot is on the other foot, it is a case of “move along, nothing to see here”. Take Berkeley Earth for instance. It was of course […]

Pro-Syria forces advance in central Homs against ISIS

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:15 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have scored a big advance against ISIS in central Homs. The attack was made on a front that has been virtually inactive for months. Today the SAA and allied outfits captured new points and hilltops from ISIS near the al-Tafha al-Janoubyah mountain […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian jets aid Lebanese Army with powerful attack on terrorists in Arsal

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:50 P.M.) – For the third day in a row, the Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) conducted raids over the eastern countryside of Lebanon’s Beqa’a Governorate, striking terrorists in the ‘Arsal Barrens near the Syrian border. According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian Air Force carried out several airstrikes this morning […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

EU imposes sanctions on 16 Syrians accused of developing chemical weapons

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
(TASS) Foreign ministers from 28 European Union countries have agreed to impose new sanctions against 16 individuals involved in the development and use of chemical weapons in Syria, the EU Council, which is meeting in Brussels on Monday, said in a report. “On 17 July 2017, the Council added 16 persons to the list of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Exclusive: Syrian Army’s elite unit heads to east Damascus for offensive

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) elite 42nd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division is once again being deployed to a new front in southern Syria after a short stint in the Dara’a Governorate. Also known as the “Ghiath Forces,” the 42nd Brigade will be deployed to the east Damascus suburb […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Turkey: Amnesty director kept in custody after more human rights activists arrested

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:10 P.M.) – A Turkish court remanded six human rights activists in custody, including the director of Amnesty International Turkey, while releasing four others on bail, over allegations of assisting a “terrorist organisation”, in Istanbul on Tuesday. Nejat Tastan from the human rights group Equal Rights Watch Association, Nalan Erkem from the group […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Map update of battle for Deir Ezzor

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has managed to once again advance in the eastern countryside of Palmyra after a fierce battle with the Islamic State (ISIL) terrorists near the key city of Al-Sukhnah. Backed by Hezbollah and Liwaa Fatemiyoun, the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Corps liberated nearly 2km of territory […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russia to start manufacturing new medium-class carrier rocket

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
(TASS) Russia’s Progress Rocket and Space Centre is ready to manufacture the new Soyuz-5 medium-class carrier rocket, Progress CEO Alexander Kirilin said on Tuesday. “We are ready for the production of this rocket,” the chief executive said. Russia’s federal space program for 2016-2025 stipulates developing a new-generation medium-class space rocket complex (the Phoenix R&D work) […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In pictures (Graphic, 18+): Syrian Army foils terrorist car bomb attack on Tartus

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:55 P.M.) – After just preventing a triple suicide bombing in the city of Hama yesterday, Syrian security forces have since stopped another terrorist attack, this time targeting the city of Tartus. During the night hours of this morning, Syrian Arab Army (SAA) units managed to discover and destroy a car bomb that […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US Stumbling into War with Iran

Andrei Akulov at 14 hours ago
[image: undefined] There are signs that a US military operation against Iran is imminent. The administration is pushing Congress for the authority to build new "temporary" facilities in Iraq and Syria. Its policy statement says the armed forces are hamstrung by legal restrictions on the ability to expand military infrastructure in Syria and Iraq. The Trump administration wants the existing authorities that only cover the "repair and renovation" of facilities extended to also encompass "temporary intermediate staging facilities, ammunition supply points, and assembly areas that have ... more »

How to Sustain Perpetual War (It’s Easy!)

Peter Van Buren at 14 hours ago
[image: undefined] Sustaining America’s state of post-9/11 perpetual war requires skillful manipulation of the public at home. The key tool used for this purpose is the bloodless narrative, a combination of policy, falsehoods and media manipulation that creates the impression that America’s wars have few consequences, at least for Americans. How can the American government sustain its wars in the face of dead soldiers coming home? Why is there no outcry among the American people over these losses? The answer is the narrative of bloodless war. *The Dead* The bloodless war narrative... more »

Climate Biorhythms

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 14 hours ago
Human Biorhythms The question–whether monitoring biorhythm cycles can actually make a difference in people’s lives–has been studied since the 1960s, when the writings of George S. Thommen popularized the idea. Several companies began experimenting and although the Japanese were the first nation to apply biorhythms on a large scale, the Swiss were the first to […]

House Budget Blueprint Boosts Military, Cuts Food Stamps

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
House Republicans unveiled a budget that makes deep cuts in food stamps and other social safety net programs while boosting military spending by billions.

Dog Pulls Baby Deer from Water to Save It From Drowning

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
A man says his dog jumped into the sound at Port Jefferson, New York to save a baby deer.

Officials Try to Figure Out Why Roaches Swarmed from Manhole

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
The Philadelphia Water Department is trying to figure out what caused thousands of cockroaches to emerge from a manhole and swarm a neighborhood.

Did Chelsea Clinton Say Female Genital Mutilation Has ‘Health Benefits’?

David Emery at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
An April 2017 tweet in which Chelsea Clinton supposedly defended the cultural practice of "genital cutting" was a hoax.

Daniel Radcliffe Comes to Aid of Mugging Victim in London

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
Radcliffe came to the aid of a man who was mugged by moped-riding attackers in London in July 2017.

Is This President Trump With a Controversial Russian Lawyer?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
A photograph of the president posing with a brunette woman doesn't depict Kremlin-linked attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya.

DONETSK: Alexander Zakharchenko declares new state of Malorossiya

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
The leaders of Donetsk announce a plan to bring peace to their region along with neighbouring regions historically fraternal with greater Donbass. The post DONETSK: Alexander Zakharchenko declares new state of Malorossiya appeared first on The Duran.


bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*TUESDAY, JULY 18, 2017Our series resumes tomorrow:* On May 7, Masha Gessen delivered a lecture at the PEN World Visions Festival. Gessen is highly respected, and she should be. For that reason, the enormous absence of basic skills that day is especially noteworthy. Plus, that liberal audience! That said, the children are currently on a stampede. Their day-to-day dissembling is massive. When Trump supporters discuss "fake news," the horrible truth is, they do have a point. Donald J. Trump is disordered, deranged. But so is your upper-end "press corps." The worst stampede we've... more »

Tuesday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 15 hours ago
This and that for your Tuesday reading. - Tom Parkin writes that the economic boost provided by an expanded child benefit offers another indication of how action to fight poverty ultimately helps everybody. And Dylan Matthews discusses how much more could be done through a well-designed basic income - while recognizing the pitfalls of pale imitations. - Ginella Massa reports on a rent strike among Toronto tenants which has brought landlords to the table to discuss rents as a clear demonstration that collective action can achieve substantive results. - Annabelle Olivier reports on Q... more »


Tommaso Dorigo at Science 2.0 - Physical Sciences - 15 hours ago
It is nice when somebody publishes an article and acknowledges your contribution, even though in some cases the input or help you gave is really minimal. I found out today that Marco Matone, a theoretical phyisicist and colleague from the University of Padova, published on the arxiv (and submitted to Physics Letters, where it will be published as Phys.Lett. read more

The Growing Job Creation Conundrum in the United States

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 15 hours ago
During the 2016 presidential election cycle, many of the key candidates touted their programs to create jobs for Americans, a promise that was particularly dominant in Donald Trump's campaign. In this posting, I want to look at a recent analysis by Ryan McMaken at the Mises Institute, a non-political, non-partisan institute that promotes teaching and research in the Austrian school of economics, looks at the of-cited line that the United States' economy has created millions upon millions of jobs since the last recession. Here is a summary. While total U.S. employment has risen from... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 18, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
PHOTO: The nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the USS Ronald Reagan. (AAP: Yonhap News Agency) *ABC News Online*: *Talisman Sabre: USS Ronald Reagan awaits war games off Australian coast* Strapped in tightly and facing the back door inside a dark, steel shell is not the way I usually fly. But that is how the US Navy delivered a group of journalists including me to the USS Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier — among the precious cargo of mail and food packages from home. We flew about two hours south to a secret location in international waters east of Rockhampton. Amid the noise, my o... more »

Hackers tried to access South Carolina's voter registration system almost 150,000 times on election day.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
Courtesy of Yahoo News: *Hackers tried to access South Carolina's voter registration system almost 150,000 times on Election Day alone, a new report from the state's Election Commission has revealed. * *The report plays into a larger pattern of attempted hacking in the 2016 election, in which the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) says more than 20 US states were targeted. Intelligence officials believe much of the election meddling was carried out by Russian hackers.* They keep using the phrase "tried to access" but I am starting to think that they almost had to have been su... more »

Being Open-Minded Literally Changes the Way You See the World, Says New Research

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Phillip Schneider* - When the mind is open, the eyes are able to see more of the physical world. The post Being Open-Minded Literally Changes the Way You See the World, Says New Research appeared first on Waking Times.


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin A Google Company Is Unleashing 20 Million Mosquitoes in California to Fight Zika The world's first planned drive-through mall is now a prison — take a look at its history Heavy-handed irony. Afghan civilian deaths hit record high in 2017, driven by Taliban and ISIS attacks 'Winnie the Pooh' is being censored on Chinese social media "Islamic State Leader Baghdadi Is Still Alive" Iraq, Kurds Claim Elon Musk's Worst Nightmare: Russian AK-47 Maker Builds Fully-Automated "Killer Robot" Colombia Produces Record Cocaine Crop For 2nd Straight Year Clinton Ally Begala: ... more »


brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 16 hours ago
ART, RESISTANCE AND REBELLION ON THE NETCall to join the cybernetic edition of CompArte “Against Capital and its Walls, All the Arts”July, 2017 http://enlacezapatista.ezln.org.mx/2017/07/15/art-resistance-and-rebellion-on-the-net/Compañeroas, compañeras and compañeros of the Sixth:Artist and non-artist sisters and brothers [hermanoas, hermanas and hermanos] of Mexico and the


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
When David Brooks claimed that elitist sandwiches cause economic inequality, Josh Barro weighed his options: *On the one hand, everyone thinks Brooks is an idiot; on the other hand -- hundreds of thousands of clicks!* The choice was obvious: Barro would also tell upmarket liberals that their attitude toward sandwiches is killing America. Okay, fine -- I don't know for sure that that's what really happened. But here's Barro with an interminable think piece titled "Liberals Can Win Again If They Stop Being So Annoying and Fix Their 'Hamburger Problem.'" His thesis: Americans are now c... more »

Congressman O’Halleran will not Defend Apache Land

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 16 hours ago
Apache Stronghold photo Congressman Tom O’Halleran will not Defend Apache Land By Apache Stronghold Censored News French translation by Christine Prat: http://www.chrisp.lautre.net/wpblog/?p=4155 On Thursday Night, June 6th, Congressman Tom O’Halleran of District 1 in U. S. House of Representatives which includes San Carlos Apache spoke in a Flagstaff town hall meeting where he received a

The Real Crimes of Russiagate

Patrick J. Buchanan at rss - 16 hours ago
[image: the-real-crimes-of-russiagate] Do the American people not have a "right to know" who are the leakers within the government who are daily spilling secrets to destroy their president? Are the identities of the saboteurs not a legitimate subject of investigation? Ought they not be exposed and rooted out?

Pelosi's DCCC Is Now Openly Admitting They Are Recruiting Blue Dogs Masquerading As Democrats

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
In 2006, the Republicans greeted the midterms as a spent force. George W. Bush was historically unpopular-- bogged down in an unpopular war and-- along with congressional Republicans-- an unending parade of scandals. Democrats defeated 22 GOP incumbents and won 8 open seats that had been held by Republicans who retired. And, for the first time since the GOP was founded, Republicans didn't beat a single Democrat or win a single open Democratic seat. The Democrats' popular vote was 42,338,795 (52.3%) to the GOP's 35,857,334 (44.3%). These were the Democrats first elected that year: ... more »

"Life Is Hard?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
"Life is hard? True- but let's love it anyhow, though it breaks every bone in our bodies." - Edward Abbey "When I hear somebody sigh, "Life is hard," I am always tempted to ask, "Compared to what?" - Sydney Harris

“Credit-Card Debt Explained”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“Credit-Card Debt Explained”* by Tom Purcell "America’s credit-card debt has surpassed the $1 trillion mark. A 20-something fellow I know helped me understand why. “It all began in college when a credit-card company offered me a free credit card,” he said. “OK.” “Well, shortly after I got the card, my transmission blew up, and I didn’t have the money to pay for it. So I charged it.” “That’s an unpleasant thought.” “Yeah,” said the fellow. “I maxed out my credit limit on my first purchase, but that wasn’t a problem because the credit-car company doubled my limit!” “How kind of them,” ... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago

Ecuador Breaks From OPEC

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Bloomberg:* *An OPEC Country Breaks Ranks and Increases Oil Output* * Nation must boost production to raise revenue, minister says * OPEC’s total compliance with deal sank to 6-month low in June Ecuador has dealt a blow to OPEC unity by announcing it will start raising oil production this month, arguing it needs the money. OPEC has for years cheated on its own agreements, particularly when oil prices fail to recover after an output cut. But Ecuador has taken the rare step of saying publicly it will increase production, making it impossible for the group to conceal the desertion. T... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*San Francisco can’t stop illegal aliens, but by God they can keep chocolate milk out of schools* In the battle to provide nutritional choices for schoolchildren, isn’t chocolate milk better than no milk at all? According to San Francisco legislators and school officials, the answer. apparently. is no. Students from elementary through high school grades will no longer be able to enjoy this cafeteria staple in the coming school year, the San Francisco Chronicle reported. Elementary and middle schools will have the devil’s brew known as chocolate milk eliminated when school begins ... more »

Reject the Fools Pushing 'Russiagate'; It's the Economy, Stupid!

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 16 hours ago
If there were 'traitors' to the survival of the United States, they would be but the politicians and media continuing to push a crazed "Russiagate" coup attempt against President Trump for his policy of cooperating with Russia and China. If that strategic peace policy of the President is destroyed, the result will be spreading wars, and potentially war of nuclear powers. Even if the worst were avoided, the fact is that in the Bush-Obama era of regime-change wars — permanent war — the United States has been undergoing economic, social, and cultural destruction. Trump is trying to e... more »

The arguably ethnocentric presentation of Taiwanese legislative brawling in the US media

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
*It was hard biking in the midday heat, but even so, we just couldn't figure out why our pace was so slow.* Huffington Post offered this report on the legislative brawling last week: *Brawl Breaks Out In Taiwanese Parliament As Lawmakers Throw Water Balloons And Chairs* Who among us hasn’t gotten in a fistfight over infrastructure development? The ethnocentricism of the article -- or its fundamental laziness, take your pick -- lies in its total lack of recognition that brawling in the legislature needs an explanation. Why do *they* do that? It's just what *they* do. How do we know... more »

Obama administration “unmasking” scandal “goes beyond” key officials like Susan Rice

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 17 hours ago
There will be indictments of Obama officials in the unmasking scandal. The post Obama administration “unmasking” scandal “goes beyond” key officials like Susan Rice appeared first on The Duran.

Syrian Arab Army ambushed by ISIS

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 17 hours ago
The Syrian Arab Army was ambushed by terrorists but ultimately won the battle. The post Syrian Arab Army ambushed by ISIS appeared first on The Duran.

5 ways Russia and China are deepening their cooperation

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 17 hours ago
China and Russia's increased cooperation in matters pertaining to commerce and trade, monetary exchange, military cooperation and media integration, continue to shape Eurasia, East Asia and the wider world. The post 5 ways Russia and China are deepening their cooperation appeared first on The Duran.

University students look like complete fools trying to explain socialism (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 17 hours ago
Millennials love socialism, but have n idea what socialism means. The post University students look like complete fools trying to explain socialism (Video) appeared first on The Duran.


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Warmists take note: Scientists are stunned by corals as big as cars and thriving marine life at Bikini Atoll site where 23 atomic bombs were dropped* *Corals and much else are not in danger anywhere on this evidence. It is also evidence that the harm from radiation has been much exaggerated* Bikini Atoll, the former paradise island used by the US to carry out 23 nuclear weapons tests 70 years ago, is now teeming with life, scientists have found. The Pacific Ocean island has blooming populations of plants and animal life, filled with fish such as snapper, sharks and tuna while b... more »

Ex-Wayne State scientist, ORI square off in court

Andrew P. Han at Retraction Watch - 17 hours ago
WASHINGTON, D.C — Last week, former brain scientist Christian Kreipke stared down the third set of research misconduct allegations against him since 2011. Or, possibly, according to him, it was the third iteration of the same research misconduct allegations he’s faced for years, a piling on by the most powerful of the three institutions out […] The post Ex-Wayne State scientist, ORI square off in court appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Donald Trump's propaganda network is now firmly in place.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
Boris Epshteyn's pro-Trump segments on Sinclair "come as close to classic propaganda" as @DavidZurawik has ever seen https://t.co/SpobdbN4hj — Reliable Sources (@ReliableSources) July 17, 2017 You might remember that John Oliver warned us about this earlier this month. This is really nothing new for the Republicans, as George W. Bush did something similar when he was president. That of course ultimately failed, but not before the Iraq War was sold to the American people and we found ourselves with No Child Left Behind which damn near destroyed our public education system. Hopefull... more »

It Makes Them Worse

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
A recent study in Britain confirms that austerity has serious consequences. Owen Jones writes: Let us take a moment to reflect on what the Tories have done to this country. They made apocalyptic warnings of what would happen if they did not eliminate the deficit by 2015; they didn’t get close, and now that target has vanished off to the distant mid-2020s. They added more debt then every Labour government. They battered disabled people with cuts and slashed support for the working poor. They presided over the longest squeeze in wages since the 19th century, and the worst peacetime ... more »

Military Contractors Have A Plan To 'Fix' Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
In a May 17 appearance on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show, Prince made the case for an Afghan force managed by a contracting company on behalf of the US *The Atlantic*:* The 'Blackwater 2.0' Plan for Afghanistan* Private military contractors have spotted an opportunity as America’s longest war grinds on. Here’s a crazy idea floating around Washington these days, outlandish even by today’s outlandish standards: The United States should hire a mercenary army to “fix” Afghanistan, a country where we’ve been at war since 2001, spending billions along the way. The big idea here is that ... more »

U.S. Airstrikes In Afghanistan Have Expanded Exponentially This Year

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *U.S. airstrikes in Afghanistan are at levels not seen since Obama troop surge* The U.S. air war in Afghanistan has returned to a level of intensity not seen since American forces were still fanned out across the country and fighting Taliban militants in daily skirmishes in 2012, according to recently released military data. As of June 30, U.S. and coalition aircraft had dropped or expended 1,634 munitions in Afghanistan so far this year, according to U.S. Air Force numbers. By comparison, in 2015 and 2016, that figure was 298 and 545 respectively. The majority... more »

U.S. Threatens Venezuela With More Sanctions If President Maduro Proceeds With Abolishing The Constitution

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*DW:* *Donald Trump threatens Venezuela with 'economic actions'* US President Donald Trump has threatened action against his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro, whom he called a "bad leader who dreams of becoming a dictator." The political impasse in Venezuela has intensified. US President Donald Trump on Monday threatened "strong and swift economic actions" against President Nicolas Maduro's government in Venezuela if it proceeds with plans for a July 30 election to choose an assembly to retool the constitution. The American leader's warning came shortly after nearly 7.2 milli... more »

The US Empire, the CIA, and the NGOs

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 18 hours ago
*From between the lines or dissident voice* *The following interview focuses on Engdahl’s latest book in German Secret files NGOs (Geheimakte NGOs).* Ludwig Watzal: I guess we could agree upon the fact that the CIA is the world’s worst terror organization. After WW II, hardly any coup d’état or organized uprising happened without the helping hand of the CIA. As I understood your book, in the last 25 years, the CIA got quite a few so-called little helpers in the form of NGOs. Please, could you elaborate on that? William Engdahl: During the Reagan Presidency very damaging scandals w... more »

Russia Wants Their Property Back From The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Politico:** Russia threatens to retaliate after talks fail to resolve US property dispute* Dispute flares over properties seized by US from Russia in December over election interference. Moscow’s foreign ministry warned Tuesday it had the “right to take retaliatory measures” after talks failed to resolve a diplomatic row with the U.S. The squabble centers on two Russian diplomatic compounds, which were seized by the United States in December under former President Barack Obama after American intelligence agencies concluded Moscow interfered in the U.S. presidential election. Ru... more »

The Good Ship Starfinder - Song & Music by Clan Dyken

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 18 hours ago
*Published on January 23, 2017* Acoustic version of a song from the upcoming Clan Dyken album. Recorded in Smokey, the Silver Eagle. The Good Ship Starfinder written by Bear Dyken after a sailing trip on the Pacific Ocean, with reverence for water. *To purchase this album:*https://store.cdbaby.com

The Story of How Japan Smashed Russia's Navy (And Got the Idea for Pearl Harbor)

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 18 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *Security, * At 11:50 pm, 10 Japanese ships from the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Destroyer Flotillas suddenly appeared out of the blackness and launched a series of torpedoes at the Russian ships. On the chilly night of February 8, 1904, the Imperial Russian Navy’s Pacific Squadron lay peacefully at anchor just outside Port Arthur’s main harbor. Part fortress, part naval base, Port Arthur was located at the tip of the Liaodong Peninsula in southern China. With the Yellow Sea to the east and the Bohai Sea to the west, it commanded the approaches to Peking (Beijing... more »

Get Ready, North Korea: This Is How America's Defenses Against ICBMs Could Improve

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 18 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * Northrop Grumman is working with the Missile Defense Agency to refine new command and control systems able to exchange time-sensitive information with an interceptor kill vehicle. The Pentagon’s next intercept test will incorporate new missile defense technology engineered to improve the likelihood that a Ground-Base Interceptor can succeed in destroying an approaching ICBM nuclear weapons attack. Northrop Grumman is working with the Missile Defense Agency to refine new command and control systems able to exchange time-sensitive information with an in... more »

Syrian Army reopens several towns in northern Hama

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:25 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) announced on Tuesday that several towns in the northern countryside of Hama were now open to the public. This announcement comes after the Syrian Arab Army declared the towns of Souran, Taybat Al-Imam, Ma’ardes, Kawkab, and Ma’an clear of mines and IEDs. Following this announcement, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army punches its way through key east Damascus suburb

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – Leading Republican Guard units of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continue to reduce rebel defenses throughout the southern sector of the Ayn Tarma District in eastern Damascus. Today the SAA made a new advance from two directions in the embattled district; whilst one Republican Guard task group liberated several new […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Ahrar Al-Sham accuses HTS of trying to take over Idlib

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:50 P.M.) – Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham accused their former allies from Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham of trying to take over many areas in the Idlib Governorate, Tuesday, following a brief reconciliation. Releasing a statement via their official social media wing, Ahrar Al-Sham accused Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham of trying to take over the imperative town […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Elite Syrian Army unit prepares to encircle ISIS in east Hama

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 P.M.) – The ISIS Hunters detachment, an elite formation within the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) 5th Assault Corps, is preparing an operation to encircle ISIS forces in the region of eastern Hama. According to sources, the ISIS Hunters are in the final stages of preparation for an offensive action to strike directly […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Israel may need to attack Iranian and Hezbollah bases in Syria: Former NSC chief

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – Following Benjamin Netanyahu’s open rejection of the southern Syria ceasefire deal brokered between Russia and the United States on the grounds that it entertains Iran’s strategic ambitions in the Middle East, other Israeli statesmen are coming forward to express anti-Iranian concerns. According to Yaakov Amidror, the former head of Israel’s National […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Autism GI Pain: New Research Shows Significance

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
By Teresa Conrick A newer study caught my eye very recently, Distinct Microbiome-Neuroimmune Signatures Correlate With Functional Abdominal Pain in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder . It´s a very interesting and important paper as the authors describe - The ability...

Canadian PM, Justin Trudeau, apologizes to Taliban fighter, then hands him $8 million

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Fifteen years after being captured, Omar Khadr is still a a figure of controversy for Canada's far left government. The post Canadian PM, Justin Trudeau, apologizes to Taliban fighter, then hands him $8 million appeared first on The Duran.

Russia tells Israel to “live with” the new Syrian ceasefire

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and the Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Federation Council, Konstantin Kosachev have both made their feelings known. Both agree that Israel has no real argument to make against the ceasefire and accompanying de-escalation zones. The post Russia tells Israel to “live with” the new Syrian ceasefire appeared first on The Duran.

Ron Paul warns against America’s giant $696 billion military budget for 2018

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 19 hours ago
US Congress overwhelmingly approves a massive increase in military spending, with a $696 billion National Defense Authorization bill for 2018. The post Ron Paul warns against America’s giant $696 billion military budget for 2018 appeared first on The Duran.

It looks as if we will finally get a look at the Mar a Lago visitor logs.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
The Trump Administration Will Finally Release Its Mar-a-Lago Visitor Logs https://t.co/ykM8MxLvKW via @MotherJones — David Corn (@DavidCornDC) July 17, 2017 Courtesy of Mother Jones: *The Department of Homeland Security will release the visitor logs from President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, thanks to an ongoing lawsuit filed by the government watchdog organization, Citizens for Responsible Ethics in Washington—a group that has been fiercely critical of the Trump administration’s lack of transparency and its potential conflicts of interest. * *“The public deserves to know... more »

The U.S. Is Poised To Separate Military Cyber Command From The Intelligence Community

Aaron at Activist Post - 19 hours ago
By Aaron Kesel After nearly a year of unsubstantiated claims that Russia hacked the U.S. election, the U.S. government is now poised to create an... more »

Police Body Cameras to be Equipped with Facial Recognition

Activist Post at Activist Post - 19 hours ago
By Nicholas West Given the steady roll-out of biometrics in banking, personal computing, and travel as of late, it seemed to be just a matter... more »

A List of 20 Ex-Agents Who Have Exposed the US Military Intelligence Complex – Part 1

Activist Post at Activist Post - 19 hours ago
By Makia Freeman The Military Intelligence Complex (MIC) of the United States has become a behemoth. It is a monstrous creature which is forming the... more »

Brain-computer Hookup Equals Mainstream News; The Fatal Flaw in the Human-computer Interface

Activist Post at Activist Post - 19 hours ago
By Jon Rappoport There is a great deal of “utopian research” going on in the area of artificial intelligence (AI) merging with the brain. Exuberant... more »

Brzezinski Wanted NATO to Become the “Hub of a Globe-Spanning Web” of Security Pacts

Activist Post at Activist Post - 19 hours ago
By Steven MacMillan The end of May marked the death of a man who had been at the center of global affairs for decades. Zbigniew Brzezinski,... more »

Points For “Good Behaviour”: Canadian Government Introduces the Creepiest App Ever

ActivistPost at Activist Post - 19 hours ago
By James Corbett Yes, the Canadian government has rolled out an app that gives you points for eating well and exercising and taking quizzes about... more »

Nevada Declares State Of Emergency Over Weed Shortages

Aaron at Activist Post - 19 hours ago
By Aaron Kesel Nevada’s Governor Brian Sandoval declared a state of emergency over recreational marijuana regulations after the Nevada Tax Commission reported a shortage of medical weed in... more »

5 Ways to Keep a Tax Farm (Citizens) Producing

Activist Post at Activist Post - 19 hours ago
By Joe Jarvis The government depends on the citizens to produce, to create value from which the ruling classes can leech. They need to keep... more »

Russia and China Declare All Out War on US Petrodollar — Prepare for Exclusive Trade in Gold

Activist Post at Activist Post - 19 hours ago
By Jay Syrmopoulos The formation of a BRICS gold marketplace, which could bypass the U.S. Petrodollar in bilateral trade, continues to take shape as Russia’s... more »

Child Sex Trafficking in the US is Exploding, Govt Admits They Aren’t Stopping It

Activist Post at Activist Post - 19 hours ago
By Rachel Blevins A recent report on the number of sexually exploited children in Florida gives insight into a horrific world that is often ignored... more »

State Cites, Then Boots Formerly Homeless Man — For Living on Property He Owns

Activist Post at Activist Post - 19 hours ago
By Claire Bernish Having spent years without a place to call home besides the streets, Clem Smith experienced what must have been a bittersweet windfall,... more »

Republican Operative “Commits Suicide” After Leaving Strange Note

Activist Post at Activist Post - 19 hours ago
By Mac Slavo Another suicide in the realm of Clinton politics is finally making its way into the light. This time, it’s a Republican operative...more »

Haiti Official Who Exposed The Clinton Foundation Is Found Dead

Activist Post at Activist Post - 19 hours ago
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... more »

Higher Education

LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
“White heteromasculinism,” a new tag, is being defined by progressive freaks in academia as a “system of oppression” that benefits only those who are “white, male, able-bodied, economically privileged, heterosexual, and cisgendered*.” * "Cisgendered" describes people whose gender identity matches their birth sex. I think that it's humorous that the progs send their offspring (who by the very circumstances of birth are the joining of a male and female) to university to learn this sort of thing. They pay upwards of $60K per head per year, to have their young filled with this sort of... more »

“Is It ‘Embarrassing’ to Be an American?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*“Is It ‘Embarrassing’ to Be an American?”* by Bill Bonner "President Trump implies that America isn’t so great anymore. He was in Paris last week and dined with French President Emmanuel Macron in the Eiffel Tower. Jamie Dimon, head of JPMorgan Chase, is fresh from an overseas trip, too. He told reporters that being an American abroad was ‘almost an embarrassment.’ Wait just a cotton-pickin’ minute. We live overseas. What should we be embarrassed about? Our president? Our Congress? Our cuisine? Our dress and comportment? *Blue skies: *But let us interrupt this Diary to note that t... more »

"CLINTON EMAIL BREAKING NEWS: Hillary Clinton Admits Breaking Espionage Act Laws With Server"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
https://youtu.be/viswAVr7yj8 "Against the advice of security hawks" Surely this is the intent that James Comey couldn't find. If so then Hillary Clinton needs to be charged under the Espionage Act.

FM-2030 ou l’individu contrarié

Ethical Technology - 20 hours ago
Après un retour sur la singularité technologique telle qu’évoquée par John von Neumann, suite de cette série sur l’archéologie du transhumanisme avec FM-2030, futuriste américain d’origine iranienne. https://ieet.org/images/uploads/image2993-300x208.png

Why Religious Policies in Israel Matter to U.S. Gentiles

Paul R. Pillar at The National Interest - 21 hours ago
*Paul R. Pillar* *Israel Religion, Middle East* In recent weeks, the Israeli government has taken measures that have exacerbated tensions within world Jewry. Each measure has reflected the political power of ultra-Orthodox parties within the ruling coalition of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. One of the government’s moves was to suspend a plan to provide space for non-Orthodox men and women to pray together at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Currently the main prayer plaza at this holy site is run in accordance with Orthodox practice and has separate men’s and women’s sectio... more »

Breaking: Fatal Courtroom Act Ruins Michael ‘hockey stick’ Mann

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I suspect that the money has dried up and that the Climate Warming hoax is been finally abandoned. In the meantime the legal process will roll on and perhaps we will someday actually see what he did to his data. At the time it all came out, my own thoughts were that it was suspect at the least and simply dismissed it as someone's excessive enthusiasm. Then the media took over and he had to defend the damn thing. No one else has ever been able to replicate any of his hockey stick or perhaps seriously tried to and their silence speaks volumes. Perhaps they enjoy watching him coo... more »

Canada hit 2 critical warning signs for a financial crisis

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Canada fan sad] Obviously, we need to be concerned. By historical benchmarks all this leads to disaster. Yet I will now do the counter argument. The persistent collapse in interest rates has been driven by an equally persistent increase in cash and by extension credit in the economy while family incomes have risen much more slowly, though sufficient to qualify for mortgages. This has actually expanded credit demand as well. All this has caused a natural pricing change in housing. Where a mortgage payment in 1980 could support a 100,000 mortgage, that same payment t... more »

Nikola Tesla’s LOST papers—antigravity technology

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is not terribly helpful but confirms that Tesla relied on the existence of Ether, or Dark Matter or my Second Tier Matter. What he could not achieve is a deep understanding of the actual nature of Ether. He obviously was able to observe Ether as i was as well. So we have that. Hard empirical work provided him the modulator and it was an obvious experiment with a surprising result then. Practicality had to wait for our pertinent magnets.. *Nikola Tesla’s LOST papers—antigravity technology * * RiseEarth 12:45 PM * *by Ancient Code* *\ * * http://www.riseearth.com... more »

Kolbrin - Rolls of Record - The Dragon

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Again we have an attempt to describe the history of the folks who sustained these teachings through large tracts of time. Much appears centered upon the Lake Superior region and the thousand year span of the copper mining there. We have reference to what is also surely Poverty Point, set in the southern swamps. It could not be a healthy place but necessary in order to smelt the copper in preparation for shipping. It is plausible when this enterprise was abandoned around 1159 BC, that they then sailed to Britain from Bimini and linked up with other members of their movement. Th... more »

China’s CH-5 Military Drone Ready For Mass Production

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*South China Morning Post:* *China unveils its answer to US Reaper drone - how does it compare?* CH-5 Rainbow has long range and carries a strong punch, with Beijing aiming to sell the unmanned aerial vehicle for half the price of American-made top-seller. China has started commercial production of its deadliest drone for overseas users, and it could be a rival to US remotely piloted vehicles, according to a Chinese drone researcher. Wang Song, an associate professor with the school of aeronautic science and engineering at Beihang University, said the first flight of a mass-produ... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 22 hours ago
"In April, two pastors who were foster care advocates were arrested for running a child sex ring in Ohio. "The pastors, who had influence on their county’s Child Service's Board of Trustees, were charged with 'recruiting, enticing and transporting people the men knew were under 18 to engage in sex acts for pay.'" *Child Sex Trafficking in the US is Exploding*. ~~

Syrian security forces prevent triple-bombing terrorist attack in Hama

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:35 A.M.) – Yesterday, Syrian security forces operating in the city of Hama prevented a triple-bombing terrorist attack when they arrested three men carrying bags with explosive belts inside. The successful arrest of the would-be attackers was the result of long observation and intelligence gathering by government spies. According to sources, Syrian authorities […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Massive battle brewing as the Syrian Army closes on ISIL’s stronghold

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – A massive battle is brewing in central Syria, as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies continue to surround the strategic city of Al-Sukhnah in eastern Homs. With Syrian Army units pushing from two different axes, the Islamic State is being forced to fortify Al-Sukhnah and its surrounding gas […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Clashes continue for second night at Al-Aqsa: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M.) – Clashes between Muslim worshipers and Israeli police continued into a second night, Monday outside the Temple Mount. The Palestinian Red Crescent reported a number of injuries following clashes earlier in the day. Protesters are angry at new Israeli security measures put in place at the compound. The measures, which include […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Turkish-backed rebels fail to capture northern Aleppo town

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M.) – The Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army (FSA) launched a powerful attack on the town of ‘Ayn Daqqinah in the northern countryside of Aleppo, Monday, targeting the Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) positions in the area. Led by their Northern Storm Forces, the Free Syrian Army managed to break-through the SDF’s defenses at […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syria: Sappers detonate explosives as Latakia cleared of hundreds of mines

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 A.M.) – Syrian army sappers continued to clear mines in areas previously held by anti-government militants near Latakia on Monday, with more than 800 homemade explosives having been defused since the start of the month. Head of the engineering service of the Syrian army in Aleppo province Rafi Mohammed Magdi said that […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

U.S. Re-Certifies Iran Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*New York Times:* *Trump Recertifies Iran Nuclear Deal, but Only Reluctantly* WASHINGTON — President Trump agreed on Monday to certify again that Iran is complying with an international nuclear agreement that he has strongly criticized, but only after hours of arguing with his top national security advisers, briefly upending a planned announcement as a legal deadline loomed. Mr. Trump has repeatedly condemned the deal brokered by President Barack Obama as a dangerous capitulation to Iran, but six months into his presidency he has not abandoned it. The decision on Monday was the s... more »

Saudi Arabia investigates video of woman in miniskirt - BBC News manage to report some of Saudi Arabia's anti women laws but by no means all

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
'Women in Saudi Arabia must wear loose-fitting, full-length robes known as "abayas" in public, as well as a headscarf. They are also banned from driving and are separated from unrelated men.' That's all of the anti women laws in Saudi Arabia that the BBC manage to report. Are there really no others? BBC report here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-40633687

Gaza Near Collapse! Genocide & Ethnic Cleansing by Israel

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Gaza Near Collapse! Genocide & Ethnic Cleansing by Israel by Stephen Lendman(Jew), http://stephenlendman.org/ A decade of Israeli blockade, compounded by PA complicity with its harshness, deteriorated conditions to the breaking point – the suffering of two million Gazans largely ignored by the world community. – Israel’s blockade was and continues to be for political, not security, […]

Deep State Democrats Plan To Overthrow Trump, Establish A One Party Dictatorship: 7/16/17 Full Show

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Published on Jul 17, 2017 Sunday, July 16: Building the Wall – The Trump administration has begun work on the border wall at a wildlife reserve near McAllen, Texas. We also look into how the GOP establishment keeps trying to save Obamacare and why it keeps failing. We also look at how the mainstream media […]

Republicans Caught Running Fake Trump Supporters

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Published on Jul 17, 2017 Shiva Ayyadurai is running for the Senate against Elizabeth Warren, and he may be the only real thing about the race. Warren is a fake Native American who pretends to care about American citizens, and Shiva’s Republican competition has been caught photoshopping himself with Trump in an attempt to look […]

Israel Rejects Cease-fire Deal Between U.S. And Russia In South Syria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Israel Rejects Cease-fire Deal Between U.S. And Russia In South Syria by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com One month after the WSJ reported that Israel had been secretly funding the Syrian rebel opposition to Assad’s regime for years in hopes of keeping the Syrian political situation unstable and preventing the Syrian – and Iranian – regime’s military from becoming […]

Something is Wrong with CNN 😂

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Published on Jul 17, 2017 Something very strange is happening to CNN. Their problems are growing while their ratings continue to drop. Have a look, and you’ll probably be able to figure out why. Produced by media analyst Mark Dice. end

MSNBC’s Maddow Embarrasses Herself with ‘Big Scoop’: More Fake News

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Published on Jul 17, 2017 Rachel Maddow just did a 21-minute segment on her MSNBC show which was all about a ‘big scoop’ she had – that people take stuff off the internet and make fake stuff out of it, and then have the audacity to send it to news organizations. In other words, Maddow’s […]

‘We’ve Been Invaded’: Italian Mayor Slams Govt’s Policy on Migrants

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Published on Jul 17, 2017 Rural Italian mayors protest govt’s poor handling of housing migrants. end

Flashback 2002: New ‘Official’ Changes in the Auschwitz Story. More Revisions to the Number of Dead: 4M –> 1M –> 500K

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Flashback 2002: New ‘Official’ Changes in the Auschwitz Story. Revisions to the Number of Dead: 4M –> 1M –> 500K by Mark Weber, http://www.ihr.org/ Since the end of World War II, authoritative claims about the character and scope of killings at the Auschwitz concentration camp have changed drastically. One particularly striking change concerns the various “official” estimates […]

‘UFOs Hiding in the Rings of Saturn’ Former NASA Top Engineer Blows Cover

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
“Aliens” = Fallen Angels and the Nephilim. In the occult world Saturn = Satan. – 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 (New King James Version) 9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they […]

Musical Interlude: Moody Blues, “The Story in Your Eyes”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
Moody Blues, “The Story in Your Eyes” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9Zr440nXe8

"The Fourth Turning: Navigating Through The Storms"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"The **Fourth Turning: **Navigating Through The Storms"* by Jim Quinn "Several weeks ago I had to drive west on the Pennsylvania Turnpike to pick up my son after his sophomore year at Penn State. I’ve made this trip a dozen times over the last few years, since this is my second son attending Penn State, with a third starting in the Fall. It’s a tedious, boring, protracted, four hour trek through the rural countryside of the Keystone State. During these trips my mind wanders, making connections between the landscape and the pressing issues facing the world. I can’t help but get los... more »

Some Russian Military Tweets

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Oops! pic.twitter.com/hL091kTW4n — Only In Russia (@CrazyinRussia) July 16, 2017 Russian army training. pic.twitter.com/AMwQzhFsSb — Only In Russia (@CrazyinRussia) July 7, 2017 Russian traffic jam. pic.twitter.com/nUFMtm2aUK — Only In Russia (@CrazyinRussia) July 5, 2017 Suddenly a helicopter. pic.twitter.com/QP02lHHgmB — Only In Russia (@CrazyinRussia) July 4, 2017

The Failure of Peer Review

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Brendan D. Murphy* - The notion of peer review occupies special territory in the world of science. The post The Failure of Peer Review appeared first on Waking Times.

The U.S. Navy Wants A New Warship To Crush All Future Threats

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Kris Osborn, National Interest:* *The U.S. Navy Wants a New Warship to Crush the Threats of the Future* The US Navy seeks a new combat-capable Frigate able to destroy swarming small boat attacks, support carrier strike groups, conduct disaggregated operations, attack enemies with an over-the-horizon missile and engage in advanced surface and anti-submarine warfare, according to a recently completed service requirements review. Findings from a Navy Requirements Evaluation Team, delineated in a recently released Request for Information (RFI) to industry, offer a unique and unprece... more »

CO2 Intensity of Electric Cars

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
From Euan Mearns’s Energy Matters site: http://euanmearns.com/co2-intensity-of-electric-cars/ CO2 Intensity of Electric Cars Posted on July 17, 2017 by Euan Mearns Electric cars (or EVs) are more expensive than internal combustion engine (ICE) equivalents and return little tax revenue on their fuel use in the UK. In the UK electric cars are subsidised to the tune […]

Mexican American or Mexican Mexicano?

Roberto Rodriguez at Dr Cintli - 1 day ago
During a time of changing identities, I remember a student of mine at the University of Arizona once defined himself as a Mexican Mexicano, this in contrast to Mexican American, as was the case for many of his classmates. I understood that identity. For the rest of the column, go to: http://diverseeducation.com/article/99152/ http://diverseeducation.com/article/99152/

Lukin's 51-qubit Russian-American analog quantum computer

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
My former ex-colleague Mikhail Lukin has been doing some cool things in atomic physics and the most recent one is a 51-qubit quantum computer of a sort. Read the story Russian, US Scientists Team Up to Create World's Most Advanced Quantum Computer at the semi-official Russian Sputnik News server (or an original story in Russian or Google News). You may see the different attitudes of the media in the two countries. While the U.S. media are obsessed with witch hunts against a son of Donald Trump who may have touched the hand of a Russian woman in the recent year, and they wouldn't ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Osprey Landing* A sailor uses hand signals as a Marine Corps MV-22 Osprey aircraft prepares to conduct a vertical landing aboard the USNS Lewis B. Puller in the Atlantic Ocean, July 5, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Austin A. Lewis *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *Sailors, Marines Conduct Vertical Flight Deck Operations* (Department of Defense).

Finkel Fails

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
*Viv Forbes and Helpers* The Carbon Sense Newsletter, July 2017. *To view or print the whole newsletter plus images click: * *http://carbon-sense.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/finkel-fails.pdf* Dr Finkel, grandly titled as “Australia’s Chief Scientist”, was paid by tax payers to produce: *“A Review into the Future Security of the National Electricity Market”.* *This report has been studied and is rated “FAIL”.* * It Fails in Science It Fails Electricity Consumers It Fails Australia* *But Green Energy Promotors are Delighted.* *To view or print the whole newsle... more »

US Navy Showcase Their New Laser Weapon In Action

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN: **Exclusive: CNN witnesses US Navy's drone-killing laser* (CNN)In the sometimes hostile waters of the Persian Gulf looms the US Navy's first -- in fact, the world's first -- active laser weapon. The LaWS, an acronym for Laser Weapons System, is not science fiction. It is not experimental. It is deployed on board the USS Ponce amphibious transport ship, ready to be fired at targets today and every day by Capt. Christopher Wells and his crew. CNN was granted exclusive access to a live-fire test of the laser. *Read more* .... *Update #1:* US Navy Tests Laser Weapons System in ... more »

‘Just in Case,’ Is That Our New Anthem These Days?

James B. Ewers Jr. at Diverse - 1 day ago
In 2017, Black men in America walk a dangerous walk. The relationship between Black men and the police is problematic, at best.

Black Former Professor Files Pay Bias Complaint Against Campbell University

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
A Black former law professor whose discrimination battle against Campbell University boiled over into Christian radio and social media on July 7, has filed a new federal complaint against the Raleigh, N.C. law school.

Diversity Pacesetter Maryam Mirzakhani Dies

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Stanford professor Maryam Mirzakhani, first and only female winner of prestigious Fields Medal in math, succumbs to cancer.

Mexican American or Mexican Mexicano?

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
I remember a student of mine at the University of Arizona once defined himself as a Mexican Mexicano, this in contrast to Mexican American, as was the case for many of his classmates. I understood that identity.

Experts: So Far, DeVos’ Steps Headed Backward

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
As the administration of President Donald J. Trump reaches the six-month mark, some critical observers say some troubling higher ed scenarios have all become closer to reality under the leadership of Trump’s education secretary, Betsy DeVos.

Shaw University Names Dillard Interim President

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Shaw University vice-president for academic affairs, Dr. Paulette Dillard, was announced Monday as the interim president of the historically Black institution. Shaw is conducting a search for its next president following the resignation of Dr. Tashni -Ann Dubroy earlier this month to become an executive vice president and chief operating officer at Howard University. The […]

Will Trump Resign By Wednesday Evening? Or Will It Take Longer?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*painting by Nancy Ohanian* 36% is pretty bad-- the worst approval rating any president has had in 70 years-- and Trump's approval ratings just keep getting worse and worse. Is their a floor? At around the 33% mark, cowardly Democrats-- like Pelosi and Hoyer-- and panic-stricken Republicans will start talking about impeachment. And once the first number is a "2" for a month or so, only hard-core neo-fascists and actual Confederates in Congress will still stick with Trump. But Philip Bobbitt, LBJ's nephew and a distinguished constitutional law professor at Columbia University, says i... more »

Breaking: CBS: 777,000 tons of Fukushima radioactive is getting dumped in the Pacific ocean, but now company backpedaling

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 1 day ago
Update:Japan Times (linked at bottom) update now reports that the Construction Minister of Japan said TEPCO would ruin the fish industry (um, what about the planet!?) so now TEPCO is backpedaling. Do you think it’s because they care about destroying our planet? Or bad PR? You can see above as an employee walks past storage

Engaging Colombia's students may be key to long-term peace

Nadia Rubaii, Co-Director, Institute for Genocide and Mass Atrocity Prevention, and Associate Professor of Public Administration, Binghamton University, State University of New York at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
A FARC member waves a white peace flag to commemorate the completion of their disarmament. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara The end of violence does not always constitute peace. In June, Colombian officials announced that members of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia had officially disarmed and become civilians after turning over the last of their weapons. This comes after the militant group signed a peace accord with the government in 2016. Steps are being taken to promote truth, justice and reparations, and to remember victims of a conflict that saw the deaths of 220,000 Colomb... more »

How to make NASA great again

Bonner Cohen, Ph. D. at CFACT - 1 day ago
NASA once again can soar to the heights that once put the world in awe.

'Dunkirk' Is Being Hailed As A Masterpiece

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Variety:* *Film Review: Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dunkirk’* Christopher Nolan recreates the World War II evacuation from land, sea and air, interweaving events in a bravura virtual-eyewitness account. Steven Spielberg laid claim to the Normandy beach landing, Clint Eastwood owns Iwo Jima, and now, Christopher Nolan has authored the definitive cinematic version of Dunkirk. Unlike those other battles, however, this last was not a conventional victory, but more of a salvaged retreat, as the German offensive forced a massive evacuation of English troops early in World War II. And unlike t... more »

Full map of battle for central Syria

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:25 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is rapidly advancing in the Al-Raqqa and Homs governorates, capturing large areas once occupied by the so-called Islamic State (ISIL) in central Syria. While the battle has been far from easy, the Syrian Arab Army has managed to achieve several breakthroughs, which include the liberation […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russian diplomat fires back at Israel’s disapproval of Syrian ceasefire

The ceasefire agreement in southern Syria reached by Moscow and Washington will not be revoked because Israeli fears, a senior Russian parliamentarian wrote on his Facebook page on Monday. Israel categorically opposes the ceasefire agreement reached by the US and Russia as it will give an opportunity for Iran to expand its presence in the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army intercepts jihadist weapons en route to Raqqa: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:55 A.M.) – Syrian government forces stated they captured an armaments cache that was allegedly being smuggled by militants en route to western Raqqa from Idlib province, Sunday. Footage shows the highway towards Aleppo which reportedly acts as the main artery to the country’s eastern districts. The establishment of control over at least […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

X22 Report, “The Credit Cycle Has Shifted, The Last Time We Saw This You Know What Happened”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
X22 Report, “The Credit Cycle Has Shifted, The Last Time We Saw This You Know What Happened” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_0tC9wMkhlU *Related followup report:* X22 Report, “Russia Is Using A Unique Strategy In The Middle East” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YbxgphThZ2Y

Musical Interlude: 2002, “We Meet Again”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
2002, “We Meet Again” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_OmsxDef9c

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Thunderstorms almost spoiled this view of the spectacular 2011 June 15 total lunar eclipse. Instead, storm clouds parted for 10 minutes during the total eclipse phase and lightning bolts contributed to the dramatic sky. Captured with a 30-second exposure the scene also inspired one of the more memorable titles (thanks to the astrophotographer) in APOD's now 22-year history, "Lightning Eclipse from the Planet of the Goats." *Click image for larger size.* Of course, the lightning reference clearly makes sense, and the shadow play of the dark lunar eclipse was widely viewed across plan... more »

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