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Thomas Paine

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

19 July - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:31 pm MDT

Trump Tower Tenant Living Below Trump Sent to Jail for Racketeering Conspiracy with Russian-American Organized Crime

Originally posted on Mining Awareness + : Trump may lose tenants by accusing the government of wire-tapping Trump Towers. It appears that the…

Minneapolis: Somali Muslim Police Officer Shoots White Woman in Cold Blood...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*and the libtards are silent.* I don't have the will or the time for an extended rant, but I can't help noticing that my libtard bellwethers in Minnesota, who proudly proclaim their sadness over the Philando Castile shooting by a police officer, have not one damn thing to say about a Somali blasting away a white woman who called the police for help. They call the police shooting of Castile a travesty of justice after a jury of 12 of their neighbors acquitted the police officer of all charges, and yet are curiously silent about the murder of Justine Damond. Over the past few days I ... more »

When Bill Clinton Was Paid $500,000 to Speak in Russia, Hillary Opposed State Dept. Sanctions

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
News that never features on the pro Hillary Clinton BBC. 'Hillary Clinton sought to tamp down reports about her opposition to Russia sanctions that coincided with a speech her husband gave in Moscow that landed him half a million dollars. Hillary Clinton opposed Russia sanctions in 2010 when her husband, former President Bill Clinton, was paid to give a speech at the Russian bank Renaissance Capital, Fox News reports. The bank was connected to the fraud case that led to the sanctions posed by the Magnitsky Act, and after the former president gave the speech, Russian President Vl... more »

Texas: Less crime, lower taxes and cleaner air

Content Multimedia - 13 hours ago
By Chuck DeVore Had Ms. Hubler looked beyond the ubiquitous Lone Stars, she would have seen something else: liberty – the kind that doesn’t require other people’s money.

Ain't Nothing But a Hypocritical Hound Dog

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
Although Trumpism and human rights are obviously mutually contradictory, it still came as a huge shock in official circles when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson broke precedent and coldly refused to trumpet his agency's annual report on global human rights abuses. And to add insult to injury, he's even reportedly planning to close down State's War Crimes division. How very oily of him. Not that the United States has ever actually looked in the mirror and condemned its own abuses and war crimes, which include but aren't limited to capital punishment, solitary confinement and the sh... more »

How A Saudi Prince Deposed His Cousin To Become The Next King

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *New York Times:* *Saudi King’s Son Plotted Effort to Oust His Rival* AMMAN, Jordan — As next in line to be king of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Nayef was unaccustomed to being told what to do. Then, one night in June, he was summoned to a palace in Mecca, held against his will and pressured for hours to give up his claim to the throne. By dawn, he had given in, and Saudi Arabia woke to the news that it had a new crown prince: the king’s 31-year-old son, Mohammed bin Salman. The young prince’s supporters have lauded his elevation as the seamless empower... more »

Post Mosul Liberation Day 8 Jul 18 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
No fighting was reported in the Old City district of West Mosul, just mopping up operations. A Golden Division unit chaseddown some Islamic State fighters along the Tigris River killing ten of them, and arresting five others. A member of the Mosul district council estimatedthat there were 100-200 IS elements left in the city concentrated in the Shahwan, Qalahat, Maidan and Khazraj neighborhoods of the Old City. There are continued fears of insurgents that escaped the city with the displaced. The Iraqi press has been almost completely silent on the on going combat in the Old City. I... more »

Weizmann bans grad students from researcher’s lab over “serious misconduct”

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
The Weizmann Institute in Israel has barred a biologist from mentoring graduate students, after an investigation uncovered ” a case of serious misconduct that included manipulation of data.” In a letter posted on PubPeer, President Daniel Zajfman describes some of the disciplinary measures taken against an unnamed scientist, including also retracting or correcting all affected papers. Michal Neeman, […] The post Weizmann bans grad students from researcher’s lab over “serious misconduct” appeared first on Retraction Watch.

6-Month Update for Trump Voters

Robert Reich - 13 hours ago
So after six months, has he delivered what he promised you?1. He told you he’d repeal Obamacare and... more »

BREAKING: ISIS totally swept aside as the Tiger Forces race across Raqqa

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:05 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) elite Tiger Forces have made yet another huge advance across the southern countryside of Raqqa Governorate. Thus far today, the Tiger Forces have liberated the town of al-Ramiylan, the al-Ramiylan dam, some fifteen oil and water wells 10 kilometers to the east of Dabiysan as […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Bloodbath ensues as massive inter-jihadist violence sweeps Idlib, Hama

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – Full-scale war has broken out between a number of major Idlib-based militant factions. Opposition media is indicating that the forces involved are seizing entire townships from each other throughout Idlib and Hama, even going so far as to use heavy weapons (i.e. tanks) to do so. According to preliminary reports, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army scores vital advance against ISIS along main highway leading to Deir Ezzor

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:10 P.M.) – Syrian government troops are inching their way towards the long-standing Islamic State stronghold of Al-Suknah after securing another advance in this direction on Wednesday afternoon. Pushing east of the Al-Hail oil field near the imperative M7-highway, a fighting force led by the 5th Legion and two tank divisions captured a […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIS sex slave documents recovered by the Iraqi security forces in Mosul

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
(DAILY MAIL) An ISIS sex slave ‘receipt’ has emerged from the newly liberated Iraqi city of Mosul showing how women were being traded by warped fanatics. The ‘bill of sale’ reveals how one woman, described as ’20-years-old, physically fit with brown eyes’, was given a price of $1,500 (£1,145). The hand-written note, signed with fingerprints, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Graphic pictures: 4 ISIS jihadists killed, technical destroyed by elite Syrian troops in northern Palmyra

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The elite ISIS Hunters of the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) 5th Assault Corps have carried out a successful ambush against an ISIS technical and its four occupants north of the ancient city of Palmyra. Pro-government social media has released images of the aftermath of this ambush. According to the ISIS […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Kurdish forces overrun more urban sites in Raqqa while ISIS fights back

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:30 P.M.) – Contrary to reports of halting stage five of the Euphrates Wrath offensive, the predominately Kurdish ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) intensified their counter-insurgency efforts against ISIS militants on Wednesday. On the southeastern axis of Raqqa city, the SDF – heavily backed by US warplanes, covering fire and artillery support – seized […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Kurdish militants pick away at Turkish troops with missiles and snipers

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The media branch of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) has released a 3-minute propaganda video of Kurdish militants attacking Turkish troops with a range of light stand-off weapons including anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM) and snipers. The footage seems to revolve around a group of three or four PKK militants operating […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Russians award commanders of pro-Syria tribal forces, Tiger Forces general present

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – A privately-filmed video has been released showing top Russian brass in Syria awarding the commanders of a tribal militia group which fights alongside the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). The location of the ceremony is unknown, however what is known is that it took place very recently. The tribal militia in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

NATO Is Staging War Rehearsals for the Ultimate Nightmare: A Russian Invasion

Sandra Erwin at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Sandra Erwin* *Security, Europe* Could it happen? President Trump’s assertion that NATO countries are not carrying their fair share of the security burden rings hollow across military bases in Eastern Europe this month, where 45,000 troops from the United States and 23 other countries are staging war rehearsals for a Russian invasion. Eighteen exercises are underway this summer in the Black Sea region, an area that has grown especially nervous about Russia’s aggressive posture. U.S. military leaders do not expect an imminent invasion, but they understand why countries along th... more »

How the United States Dominates the Battlefield: It Wins Wars at Night

Adam K. Raymond, Task and Purpose at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Adam K. Raymond, Task and Purpose* *Security, Middle East* Since night raids during World War II, the United States has maintained the advantage in the dark. The sky was moonless on the night of May 1, 2011, as two MH-60 Black Hawk helicopters flew toward a walled compound in an upscale enclave of Abbottabad, Pakistan. A power outage further drenched the city in blackness. To the 23 Navy SEALs fast-roping to the ground, the conditions could not have been better. Under the cover of darkness, they crept toward the home of the world’s most wanted man and stormed inside. The timing... more »

The 88mm Gun: The Weapon Nazi Germany Used to Destroy Everything

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Europe* Originally designed as an antiaircraft weapon, it was equally terrifying as an antitank gun. The November 21, 1944, daylight flight of *Teddy’s Rough Riders* was anything but routine for American pilot Werner G. Göring, nephew of Nazi Reichsminister of Aviation Hermann Göring, and the other nine men on the ill-fated B-17 Flying Fortress. Before the day was over, the plane had flown some four hours eastward in an armada of 1,291 bombers to strike Leuna, a large chemical complex lying deep inside Germany. The plane suffered nearly fatal ... more »

Defense Officials’ Own Study Proves US Empire is ‘Collapsing’ — War is the Only Option

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: order]A new document has come to light, which reveals how the United States is preparing for how to engage the world after the collapse of American hegemony.

Onkwehonwe and Chahta confront Columbus replica ships, vile history

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 14 hours ago
Onkwehonwe and Chahta confront Columbus replica ships, vile history Nina and Pinta replica ships of Columbus Foundation confronted with Columbus' vile atrocities Article by Leadhorse Choctaw Photos courtesy Neddie Katsitsiaionhne, Akwesasne Censored News Onkwehonwe (mohawks) Northern. Chahta (choctaw) Southern confront

French Military Chief Resigns After Clash With French President Macron

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*RT:* *‘I won’t be f***ed’: French armed forces chief quits after clash with Macron over budget cuts* The French military chief has resigned after an open conflict with President Emmanuel Macron over spending. Pierre de Villiers publicly complained about Macron’s cuts to the military's budget, reportedly saying that he won’t be “f***ed like that.” “In the current circumstances I see myself as no longer able to guarantee the robust defense force I believe is necessary to guarantee the protection of France and the French people, today and tomorrow, and to sustain the aims of our ... more »

World News Briefs -- July 19, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*BBC*: *Saudi-led bloc modifies demands to end Qatar crisis* The four Arab nations leading a boycott of Qatar are no longer insisting it comply with a list of 13 specific demands they tabled last month. Diplomats from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt told reporters at the UN they now wanted it to accept six broad principles. These include commitments to combat terrorism and extremism and to end acts of provocation and incitement. There was no immediate comment from Qatar, which denies aiding terrorists. It has refused to agree to any measures that threaten... more »

SYRIA And KIEV–DONBASS: Two conflicts which underscore America’s unethical foreign policy

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 14 hours ago
One examination of the key facts in the Syrian conflict and the Kiev-Donbass conflict and it becomes apparent that the US is backing the least ethical factions possible. The post SYRIA And KIEV–DONBASS: Two conflicts which underscore America’s unethical foreign policy appeared first on The Duran.

"Klaus Eberwein Found Dead Before Testifying Against Clinton Foundation"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago
https://youtu.be/2EqdA5FFpqM Oddly no reporting of this death on the pro Hillary Clinton BBC. What really happened to Klaus Eberwein?

Wednesday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 14 hours ago
Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading. - Mike Konczal responds to a pathetic attempt to drain the word "neoliberal" of all meaning (which seems to have won favour with Canadian Libs desperately trying to disassociate themselves from their own governing ideology) by discussing its application in both the political and economic spheres. And Steven Hall examines how neoliberal economics have been a failure even on their own narrowly-focused terms: Sure, growth for the sake of growth is not what we should aim for — it is indeed ‘the ideology of the cancer cell’, to use the wo... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 19, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Military.com:* *Trump Meets with Troops to Hear Ideas on Afghan Strategy* President Donald Trump met Tuesday with four troops who served in Afghanistan to get their ideas on the next steps in the war even as Defense Secretary Jim Mattis prepares to submit a revised strategy that could involve deploying 3,000 to 5,000 more service members. Ahead of a White House lunch, Trump said that he and Vice President Mike Pence would be hearing from "four great soldiers who spent a lot of time in Afghanistan" to ask them "what you think, your views. These are people on the ground -- know it p... more »

New Climate “Hero” China Building Hundreds of New Coal Plants

William F. Jasper at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: new-climate-hero-china-building-hundreds-of-new-coal-plants] The People’s Republic of China, the undisputed Pollution King of the world, is ramping up its production of coal-fired power plants — not only in China, but in dozens of other countries as well. But, strangely, China remains the new darling of the climate-change alarm choir.

Innocent Man Freed After Cop Seen on Own Body Cam Planting Drugs to Frame Him

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: planting]A Baltimore cop was captured on his own body camera planting drugs to frame an innocent man who spent six months in jail before this video surfaced.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 15 hours ago
Two new polls show the same result: Voters favor Democrats over Republicans in the 2018 midterms by a wide margin -- but Republicans have more voter enthusiasm. One of these polls comes from *The Washington Post* and ABC: A slight majority of registered voters — 52 percent — say they want Democrats to control the next Congress, while 38 percent favor Republican control to promote the president’s agenda, according to the poll. Yet a surge in anti-Trump protests does not appear to have translated into heightened Democratic voter enthusiasm.... The Post-ABC poll shows that Republicans ...more »

During G20 Summit there was a second, hour long meeting, between Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin that nobody had heard about.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
Courtesy of the New York Times: *Hours into a dinner with world leaders who had gathered for the Group of 20 summit meeting, President Trump left his chair at the sprawling banquet table and headed to where President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia was seated. * *The two presidents had met earlier in the day for the first time and, as the White House put it, had developed a rapport even as they talked about Russia’s interference in the United States’ 2016 elections. * *The July 7 meeting in Hamburg, Germany, was the single most scrutinized of the Trump presidency. But it turned out t... more »

THE RELIABLE ABSENCE OF BASIC SKILLS: Gessen reads from Donald J. Trump!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, JULY 19, 2017Part 2—Crowd cheers embarrassing fail:* At various times in the past thirty years, our news orgs began composing transcripts, which they would post on-line. They posted transcripts of their TV shows, including their "cable news" programs. They posted transcripts of interviews with public figures. Both in theory and in practice, this is a good idea. If you want to be able to critique your nation's public discourse, it's very helpful to have a record of the various things that get said. Even by cable performers! That said, there are problems. As with everyth... more »

Was there a civilization on Mars thousands of years ago?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 15 hours ago
If you make it to the U.S. Congress, you have to do some work but there are lots of advantages. One of them is that you may finally ask the questions you were always afraid to ask – and you can ask them to the best paid experts in your country. Well, Mr Dana Rohrabacher, a Republican from Southern California, has maximally used the opportunity. He said that we should exploit the Moon as much as we can before we visit Mars. But concerning Mars, can I borrow these NASA folks for a minute? Now, wise guys, tell me: When you say that Mars was very different thousands of years ago, do... more »

What a report into scientific misconduct reveals: The case of Frank Sauer

amarcus41 at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Oct. 3, 2011, was the beginning of the end for Frank Sauer’s tenure at the University of California, Riverside. On that day, an anonymous emailer contacted Sauer’s institution with accusations that the biochemist had cooked his research in at least eight papers over a 16-year period. Sauer was found to have doctored images in studies […] The post What a report into scientific misconduct reveals: The case of Frank Sauer appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Entire US Town ‘Trapped,’ Homes Unsellable Because Military Poisoned Their Water Supply

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: water]An entire town in Washington state is feeling the wrath of the world's largest polluter — the US military — now their water is dangerously toxic.

Jeff Sessions Announces Plan for Cops to Steal More Property by Increasing Civil Asset Forfeiture

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: sessions]Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced his intention to aggressively pursue and increase the federal government's civil asset forfeiture known as the "Equitable Sharing Program."

Who Knows?

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
NAFTA will be renegotiated. But, Tim Harper writes, the negotiations will not be a disaster: Robert Lighthizer [Donald Trump's Trade Representative] released his 18-page list of priorities for coming NAFTA negotiations, and there was none of that lightning and thunder. Reaction from Ottawa and Canadian trade experts was a polite smile and a readiness to get to the table. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had already laid out Ottawa’s low-key resolve in his pre-NAFTA speech to U.S. governors in Rhode Island: “While you, my American friends, may be an elephant, Canada is no mouse. More... more »

Musical Interlude: Moody Blues, “Land of Make-Believe”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
Moody Blues, “Land of Make-Believe” - https://www.youtube.com/

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
•“Trillion-ton Iceberg Breaks Off From Antarctic Ice Shelf” •“Massive Iceberg Breaks Off from Antarctica”


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
"I think humans might be like butterflies; people die every day without many other people knowing about them, seeing their colors, hearing their stories... and when humans are broken, they're like broken butterfly wings; suddenly there are so many beauties that are seen in different ways, so many thoughts and visions and possibilities that form, which couldn't form when the person wasn't broken! So it is not a very sad thing to be broken, after all! It's during the times of being broken, that you have all the opportunities to become things unforgettable! Just like the broken butter... more »

“An Open Letter to Those Who Are Trying to Make the Best of a Bad Situation”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*“An Open Letter to Those Who Are Trying to * *Make the Best of a Bad Situation”* by Marc Chernoff "This article was inspired by a short email we received this morning from a new course student: 'Dear Marc and Angel, There’s so much meaning and value I want to foster in my present life, and yet a tragic past continues to drag me down. I feel like I have weights tied to my ankles. It’s the heaviness of grief that still sneaks up on me. Truly, I’ve been through a lot - the toughest and most heartbreaking of which was losing my husband in a car accident when he was only 35-years-old. ... more »

"Cognition Enhancer For Clearer and Faster Thinking - Isochronic Tones (Electronic)"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*"Cognition Enhancer For Clearer and Faster Thinking -* * Isochronic Tones (Electronic)"* by Jason Lewis, “MindAmend” *"Headphones Required:* As this session stimulates each ear with different frequencies, you will need to use headphones to experience the full effect. Alternative background sounds available on MP3 on the above page: Orchestral, Hybrid, World Music, Rain, Brown Noise. *What does this track do? *This session stimulates Beta, SMR and Alpha, alternating in 2-minute increments to help keep the user relaxed and engaged. SMR (sensorimotor rhythm) relates to the frequency r... more »

"Reboot Your Brain"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*"Reboot Your Brain"* by Rebecca Sato “Contrary to popular belief, recent studies have found that there are probably ways to regenerate brain matter. Animal studies conducted at the National Institute on Aging Gerontology Research Center and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, for example, have shown that both calorie restriction and intermittent fasting along with vitamin and mineral intake, increase resistance to disease, extend lifespan, and stimulate production of neurons from stem cells. In addition, fasting has been shown to enhance synaptic elasticity, possibly ... more »

"If You Only Walk Long Enough..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. “I don't much care where -” said Alice. “Then it doesn't matter which way you go,” said the Cat. “- so long as I get somewhere,” Alice added as an explanation. “Oh, you're sure to do that,” said the Cat, “if you only walk long enough.” - Lewis Carroll, “Alice in Wonderland”, 1865

Will The DCCC Kill Medicare-For-All By Recruiting Enough Blue Dogs Who Oppose It?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
The new PPP survey released yesterday, asked respondents if they would vote for various Democrats or Trump in 2020. All the Democrats-- even corporate shill Cory Booker-- beats Trump: *•* Joe Biden- 54-39% *•* Bernie Sanders- 52-39% *•* Elizabeth Warren- 49-42% *•* Cory Booker- 45-40% *•* Kamala Harris- 41-40% And when asked if they would vote for a Democrat or a Republican in their own congressional district in 2018, this was the result: On top of that, 57% of respondents said they disapprove of how Speaker Paul Ryan is doing his job and 58% said they disapproved of how Senate... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Colleges Pay Diversity Officers More Than Professors, Staff* Top public universities pay administrators with jobs related to diversity initiatives an average of $175,088 per year, substantially more than other professors and faculty members, according to a Campus Reform investigation. A sheet compiling the salaries of the top diversity administrators at 43 of America’s top public universities shows that virtually all are paid at least $100,000, with some going well beyond $300,000. The average of $175,088 per year is more than three times the average American’s salary of $44,980... more »

Turkey Reveals America's Secret Bases And Military Locations In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Roy Gutman, Daily Beast*: *Turkey Leaks Secret Locations of U.S. Troops in Syria* Ankara has long been angered by the alliance between Washington and Kurdish factions. But a new report exposing secret American bases is a dangerous way to strike back. ISTANBUL—In the latest display of Turkish anger at U.S. policy in Syria, the state news agency has divulged the locations of 10 U.S. military bases and outposts in northern Syria where the U.S. is leading an operation to destroy the so-called Islamic State in its self-styled capital of Raqqa. The list published by the Anadolu news a... more »

The U.S. Air Force Wants A New Spy Plane

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Lockheed Martin *RCD:* *Industry Heavyweights Make Final Push for New Air Force Spy Plane* For the better part of the past decade, U.S. Air Force officials have gone back and forth on how to modernize a fleet of surveillance planes so old that the original airframes — Boeing 707 airliners — have been out of production since 1979. The 17 planes now in service, known as the E-8C joint surveillance target attack radar systems (JSTARS), have been workhorses around the world and average 48 years in age. It is not uncommon for a portion of the fleet to get grounded for maintenance issue... more »

U.S. Senator McCain Recovering From Major Surgery

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Explained: John McCain's skull surgery - and why his blood clot could have caused him to act so bizarrely in the Comey hearing* * John McCain had a blood clot removed from behind his left eyebrow on Friday * Surgeons performed a craniotomy with an eyebrow incision to remove it * The clot was discovered during a routine physical, which he received often because of bouts of melanoma * McCain had invasive melanoma on his left temple in 2000 just inches from where the clot was * The clot could have been caused by the melanoma, but it also could have been caused by a nu... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*What an airhead!* *The fantasy below is by Ida Auken, a Member of the Parliament of Denmark and a priest of the Church of Denmark. She is a member of a radical Leftist party and as Green as they comeHer fantasy set out below reminds one powerfully of an earlier fantasy, which predicted that "the state will wither away" (Marx, Engels, Lenin) -- which was a very bad prophecy. The State in fact grows rather than recedes. She thinks private property will wither away, which is also Marxist and just as improbable. Her prophecy dismisses almost the whole of human experience... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 17 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin There's a new version of Google Glass, and it's been secretly used by hundreds of factory workers for the last two years 9/11 Survivors Urge UK to Release Documents Related to Saudi Arabia How an oil company created an American suburb in Saudi Arabia I once lived in one of those. See: Memories of a Kawaggi in Saudi Arabia Susan Rice Backs Out Of Congressional Testimony, Second Last Minute Cancellation In A Week Leaked State Department Emails Reveal Connection To Donald Jr. Meeting Is Trump Repeating Hillary's Mistakes? The WSJ Thinks So NATO Member Turkey Turn... more »


Walter E. Williams at rss - 17 hours ago
[image: slavery] While slavery constitutes one of the grossest encroachments on human liberty, it is by no means unique or restricted to the Western world or United States, as many liberal academics would have us believe.

Who Decides for Children? Parents or Government?

Greg Corombos at rss - 17 hours ago
[image: who-decides-for-children-parents-or-government] The Charlie Gard case in Great Britain is bringing up the debate on whether parents or government officials make the final decisions for their children.

Restoring American Manufacturing and the General Welfare Depends on Restoring the American System

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 17 hours ago
Developments in the U.S. today give further evidence that the intentions of President Donald Trump to rebuild the American economy and reverse the collapse of the American standard of living, while well intentioned, can not possibly be realized without resolving the onrushing collapse of the Western financial system. A recovery is impossible without the creation of a modern form of the Hamiltonian credit system, to generate the massive quantities of credit needed to even budge the wounded colossus of the American economy. The American Society of Civil Engineers estimates that near... more »

Existence Of Orbiting Supermassive Black Holes Confirmed?

News Staff at Science 2.0 - Physical Sciences - 17 hours ago
At a distance of a mind-blowing 750 million light years from Earth, astronomers using the Very Long Baseline Array (VLBA), a system made up of 10 radio telescopes across the U.S., say they've been able to observe and measure the orbital motion between two supermassive black holes. They did it by observing several frequencies of radio signals emitted by these supermassive black holes. Over time, they have essentially been able to plot their trajectory and confirm them as a visual binary system. In other words, they claim they've observed these black holes in orbit with one another, t... more »

A Small Number Of Physicians Prescribe The Majority Of Methadone

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 17 hours ago
It's not an 80/20 rule but if you are addicted to opiods you are likely to be visiting a small number of physicians in Ontario, according to a new analysis. read more

Israel's Annexation of Syrian Territory- Past & Present Day

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
*As it was then:* *I suppose this is an Israeli leftists attempt at accountability/whitewashing for land theft and ethnic cleansing in Syria’s Golan at the time of the Six Day War.. Which I firmly believe should be returned to Syria proper. And repopulated with Syrians. * *972mag* *As opposed to Palestinian refugees, the fate of the Syrians expelled from the Golan Heights by Israel in 1967 was covered up and hidden from public awareness. Even today, most Israelis believe the area was largely empty of Syrians, and anyone who may have been there fled voluntarily.Among the Syrian... more »

Global Carbon Pollution - Who is Responsible?

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 17 hours ago
A recent publication by the environmental charity CDP looks at the role that corporations play in greenhouse gas emissions. The Annual Carbon Majors Report for 2017 uses data from the Carbon Majors Database which was established in 2013 by Richard Heede of the Climate Accountability Institute. The database shows us how carbon emissions are directed linked to a relatively small group of companies termed "Carbon Majors". The report looks at both industrial carbon dioxide and methane emissions derived from fossil fuel producers in the past, present and future, providing investors an... more »

A higher percentage of Americans want Trump impeached than wanted to impeach Richard Nixon.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
Courtesy of The Hill: *Impeaching President Trump is more popular now than impeaching President Richard Nixon was at the start of the Watergate scandal, according to a Monmouth University poll. * *The poll, released Monday, found 41 percent of Americans support impeachment for Trump. In comparison, 26 percent supported Nixon’s impeachment six months into his second term, as the Watergate scandal was breaking. * *Monmouth University Polling Institute director Patrick Murray said the higher percentage of Americans wanting impeachment is caused by “the current epidemic of hyper-par... more »

The End of Journalism: A Book Review of The Smear By Sharyl Attkisson

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
By Jonathan Rose Sharyl Attkisson, The Smear: How Shady Political Operatives and Fake News Control What You See, What You Think, and How You Vote (New York: HarperCollins, 2017), $27.99. Sharyl Attkisson is just about the only real journalist we...

VIDEO: Russian airstrike obliterates ISIS ammo truck in southern Raqqa

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – Footage has been released of the Russian Aerospace Forces (RuAF) targeting an ISIS ammunition truck with a laser-guided bomb in southern Raqqa Governorate. As can be seen from the point of view of the Russian jet’s targeting pod, the bomb hits the truck to within a meter of the laser […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Houthi fighters kill three Saudi-backed troops in roadside ambush

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:30 P.M.) – On Tuesday, Houthi-led combattants watched roadside bombs do their dirty work on a vehicle of troops loyal to the rival Yemeni government based in Aden. The incident took place in the central province of Marib and saw a pickup truck hit by the Houthi mine and run off the road […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Iran pledges to retaliate against new US sanctions

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
(TASS) Iran will retaliate against new US sanctions against the Islamic Republic, the country’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement published by the IRNA news agency on Tuesday. “Despite fulfilling these obligations (under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action), the US administration added a number of other Iranian and non-Iranian natural and legal persons to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian warplanes deal a devastating blow to ISIS across several provinces: full report

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:50 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) is taking a toll on the Islamic State’s infrastructure after conducting dozens of sorties over the past 24 hours. In total, three ISIS military bases were pulverized in the southern countryside of Raqqa after large gatherings of enemy belligerents were spotted by the Tiger […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIL’s HQ eliminated by Syrian jets in southern Raqqa

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) has been on a rampage lately, targeting the Islamic State’s (ISIL) positions all over central Syria. Minutes ago, a military source in Aleppo told Al-Masdar News that the Syrian Air Force struck the Islamic State’s main headquarters in the Al-Raqqa Governorate, eliminating this installation […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Largest jihadist factions on the verge of all out civil war

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – The two largest jihadist factions in Syria are on the verge of all out civil war in the Idlib Governorate after a failed reconciliation attempt over the weekend. Harakat Ahrar Al-Sham issued a statement on Tuesday warning their former allies from Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham that any attempts by the latter […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

EU’s new anti-Syrian sanctions serving interests of terrorists — Syrian foreign ministry

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
(TASS) The European Union’s new anti-Syrian sanctions are unjustified and serve the interests of terrorist groups, SANA news agency said on Tuesday citing the Syrian foreign ministry. According to the Syrian foreign ministry, the sanctions were imposed before the completion of the investigation into the incident in Khan Sheikhoun where terrorists used chemical weapons against […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Battle for east Damascus heats up as Syrian Army troops storm ‘Ayn Tarma

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:55 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched another powerful attack in the eastern suburbs of Damascus this week, striking the defenses of Faylaq Al-Rahman at Jobar and ‘Ayn Tarma. Backed by heavy airstrikes from their air force, the Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard stormed the buildings surrounding […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syria: Family reunited in Aleppo after three years apart

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 A.M.) – Footage released on Tuesday captured a family reunited in Aleppo, following the city’s liberation from the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIL/ISIS). When the conflict escalated, Aleppo resident Fadi sent his family to Moscow but stayed in his home town. Footage shows an apartment block where Fadi’s flat is located, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

BREAKING: ISIS launches massive offensive on Syrian Army in Raqqa

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:20 P.M.) – The ISIS terrorist group has launched a massive assault on positions of the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) Republican Guard east of the strategic crossroad town of Resafa. According to preliminary reports, the attack is multi-pronged and so far the Republican Guard has lost seven men killed in action. The specific […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Egypt receives first delivery of Russian helicopters

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
(TASS) The first three Russian Ka-52 reconnaissance and combat helicopters built at Progress Plant were accepted by Egypt, a source in the Russian defense industry told TASS on Tuesday. Egyptian pilots currently undergo helicopter training, the source said. Ka-52 helicopters are built at Progress Plant in the Primorsk Region within the framework of 2015 year […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Falling Through Time”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
2002, “Falling Through Time” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn5SjXaxc74 "The future is called 'perhaps,' which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the important thing is not to allow that to scare you." - Tennessee Williams

More ‘fake news’: NO second secret G20 Trump-Putin summit meeting

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 19 hours ago
US President Trump's dinner table conversation with Russian President Putin was no summit meeting and is being grossly misreported. What this story however shows is the extent to which President Trump is now being spied on. The post More ‘fake news’: NO second secret G20 Trump-Putin summit meeting appeared first on The Duran.

Trump and Putin chat after G20 dinner–media goes into tailspin

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
It appears the second meeting was informal, although it may have lasted up to an hour. The post Trump and Putin chat after G20 dinner–media goes into tailspin appeared first on The Duran.

Trump and Putin chat after G20 dinner–media goes into tailspin

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
It is not known what the leaders spoke about at their second meeting during the G20, but it appears to be an informal chat. The post Trump and Putin chat after G20 dinner–media goes into tailspin appeared first on The Duran.

CONFIRMED: Malorossiya declaration surprised Russia and Lugansk

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
The declaration was the initiative of Donetsk leaders alone. The post CONFIRMED: Malorossiya declaration surprised Russia and Lugansk appeared first on The Duran.

10 Signs You May Have Diabetes

thedrswolfson at The Drs. Wolfson - 19 hours ago
The number of people world-wide with diabetes has almost quadrupled since 1980, according to the World Health Organization. The American Diabetes Association reports these other alarming statistics: About 10% of Americans have diabetes 1.4 million Americans are diagnosed with diabetes every year More than 86 million Americans over age 20 are prediabetic Diabetes in children […] The post 10 Signs You May Have Diabetes appeared first on The Drs. Wolfson.

I'll just leave this here.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
Imma just drop this little nugget of truth right here @realDonaldTrump. My prediction is that these numbers are going to grow bigly soon. pic.twitter.com/ZhxpW9qVC3 — 🖕🏻Aunt Crabby 🖕🏻 (@DearAuntCrabby) July 15, 2017 I keep hearing that the Democrats need to come up with a reason for Americans to vote for their candidates. I can't think of a reason they wouldn't. We actually get things done, we make things better, and we do it without breaking the law.

Vintage Anti-Malaria poster

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 19 hours ago
Formosa Vintage Museum sent around this anti-malaria poster from the Japanese era, for Taichung. It goes well with this excellent blog post from John Benda on George Kerr's alleged career as a CIA spy in Taiwan... in the 1930s. *sigh* _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums!

Turkey And The Kurds Are On The Brink Of War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Turkish soldiers stand guard on the Turkish-Syrian border line near the southeastern town of Suruc. Thomson Reuters *Business Insider*: *Turkey and the Kurds are on the brink of war — and the Pentagon is right in the middle of it* Turkey and the US-backed YPG forces — which have been helping the coalition fight ISIS in Syria — have been clashing off and on since at least April. At the end of that month, the two sides exchanged rocket fire, which Turkey says killed 11 YPG fighters. In early July, Turkey deployed troops to the Kurdish-held border in northwest Syria, which the YPG com... more »

The Battles Ahead: Meet the Biggest Opponents of Single-Payer

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
[image: Health care activists gather outside Trump Tower to 'declare healthcare a human right,' near Trump Tower, January 13, 2017 in New York City. (Photo: Drew Angerer / Getty Images)] Right now the USA has monopoly medicine and is necessarily choking on it. This outrageous system has been foisted on Americans by their insurance industry and no other. the only competition that exists is in finding new and exciting ways to gouge. Obviously it has to end and soon. In this article we have the experience of an industry professional who finds just how happy the Canadians are ... more »

Dunkirk survivors’ terror didn’t end when they were rescued

John Broich, Associate Professor, Case Western Reserve University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 20 hours ago
A scene from 'Dunkirk,' a Warner Bros. Pictures release. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures In late May 1940, Vic Viner was one of the 338,000 Allied troops on the beaches around the French port of Dunkirk hoping for rescue as the German Army neared and the Luftwaffe circled above. At age 99, Viner met with Christopher Nolan, writer and director of a new movie about the evacuation, and tried to give the filmmaker some sense of what it was like to be trapped on those beaches. But, he insisted, “You can’t tell anybody what it was like. You had to have been there.” Nolan and his colla... more »

Republicans fail on health care. Here's why the rest of Trump's agenda won't be 'so easy,' either

Patrick T. Hickey, Assistant Professor of Political Science, West Virginia University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 20 hours ago
Sen. Rand Paul speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill. AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Passing legislation is always a difficult, messy task. America’s highly polarized political environment, with party activists demanding ideological purity on both sides of the aisle, makes that task even harder. The announcement by Senators Mike Lee and Jerry Moran that they would oppose bringing the Better Care Reconciliation Act to the Senate floor has derailed Republican attempts to replace the Affordable Care Act. During his campaign, Donald Trump claimed that passing health care reform would be... more »

Report: France Is The New World Leader In "Soft Power"

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*CNN:** France tops US in global 'soft power' rankings as Trump factor blamed* France has been declared the new world leader in "soft power" according to a new report published Tuesday. According to The Soft Power 30, which is published by PR firm Portland Communications, France ranked top ahead of the United Kingdom and last year's leader, the United States. Soft power, a term first used by the American political scientist Joseph Nye, combines the use of political values, culture, and foreign policy rather than coercion to influence the world stage. The report says France's rise ... more »

Silencing War Criticism: The Iraq Invasion of 2003

Lt. Col. William J. Astore (Ret.) at 21 hours ago
[image: undefined] Jesse Ventura, former governor of Minnesota (1999-2003), was a hot media commodity as the Bush/Cheney administration was preparing for its invasion of Iraq in 2003. Ventura, a US Navy veteran who gained notoriety as a professional wrestler before he entered politics, was both popular and outspoken. MSNBC won the bidding war for his services in 2003, signing him to a lucrative three-year contract to create his own show – until, that is, the network learned he was against the Iraq war. Ventura’s show quickly went away, even as the network paid him for three years... more »

It Took Obama More Than Two Years to Kill This Many Civilians. It Took Trump Less Than Six Months.

Andrea Germanos at 21 hours ago
[image: undefined] A new investigation shows that President Donald Trump's bombing campaign against ISIS (the Islamic State) over several months has already led to nearly as many civilian deaths as those overseen by the Obama White House over several years. According to an Airwars investigation conducted for *The Daily Beast*, at least 2,300 civilians were killed by coalition strikes from 2015 until the end of Obama's term earlier this year. But as of July 13, roughly six months into Trump's presidency, over 2,200 civilians have likely died from coalition strikes. That translates ... more »

Rally for Australia against the UN Interference

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 22 hours ago
Jim Sternhell In the podcast, linked below, Chris Smith says that the country’s in no better shape than it was when we had protests to Parliament. Now he says they are organising a rally on the 26thAugust at Belmore Park in Sydney, right next to Central Station. The new leader of the Consumer and Taxpayers’ Association (CATA) is Dr. Jim Sternhell. After welcoming Jim, Smith asks why another rally? JS: *The Politicians have let us down, yet again; and even worse this time, because the power bills are going to go up very soon will add one thousand a year to the cost of living for n... more »

Gert Pederson

Anon at Aangirfan - 22 hours ago
*Tweets From: Gert Pedersen‏ @gamleboeger* "Total scientific dictatorship: Game over. Case closed. Liberty gone. America vanished. People enslaved." http://mailchi. Italians living below the level of absolute poverty almost tripled over the last decade. Bloomberg reports that the absolute poor - those unable to purchase a basket of necessary goods and services - has reached 4.7 million last year, up from 1.7 million in 2006. That is 7.9 percent of the population, with many of them concentrated in the nation’s southern regions. *Continued here: Gert Pedersen‏ @gamleboeger* .... more »

Trump Slams “Fake News Story Of Secret Dinner With Putin” At G-20 – “Press Knew!”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Trump Slams “Fake News Story Of Secret Dinner With Putin” At G-20 – “Press Knew!” by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com President Trump has tweeted in on the latest “scoop” from the media about his “dealings” with Russian president Putin… …. As we detailed earlier, it has been exactly one week since the latest Russia story involving […]

The U.S. Army Wants To Fight Future Battles With Bot Swarms

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
U.S. Air Force Capt. Wilfred Noel, deputy chief of the Air Force Research Lab, left, and 1st Lt. Jason Rathje, an advanced weapon design engineer with Air Force Research Lab weapons dynamics and control science branch, right, pilot quadrotor vehicles. US AIR FORCE / STAFF SGT. JOHN BAINTER *Defense One:* *US Army Seeks Internet-of-Battlefield-Things, Distributed Bot Swarms* *After nearly two decades of war against technologically unsophisticated foes, the Army Research Lab is reorienting to counter China and Russia.* The Army Research Lab is turning more of its attention to fighti... more »

George Carlin, “The American Dream: It's a Big Club and You Ain't In It!”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*VERY STRONG LANGUAGE ALERT!* George Carlin, “The American Dream: It's a Big Club and You Ain't In It!” - https://www.youtube.com/

“Everything Is Rigged: You Are Living In A Fabricated Fairy Tale”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*“Everything Is Rigged: * *You Are Living In A Fabricated Fairy Tale”* by Mike Adams “The very foundation of democracy is now in crisis, it’s time to tell you something that perhaps a lot more people are finally ready to hear: Everything is rigged. Every institution in America is sold out, corrupted and politically rigged to favor Big Government and Big Business. “America is a lost country,” explains Paul Craig Roberts. “The total corruption of every public and the private institution is complete. Nothing remains but tyranny. And lies. Endless lies.” CNN, Reuters and the Associated... more »

Syrian jets give no quarter to jihadists in east Lebanon

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) is once again targeting the jihadists in eastern Lebanon, conducting airstrikes over the ‘Arsal Barrens near the Rif Dimashq border. Syrian jets began launching airstrikes during the wee hours on Wednesday, striking Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s positions in the ‘Arsal and Faleeta (Syria) barrens. According […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In pictures: Elite ISIS Hunters track down jihadists in eastern Hama, central Homs

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – Pro-government social media has released several images of the elite ISIS Hunters detachment, a major formation within the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) 5th Assault Corps, scouting their way through the rock-surfaced, semi-desert spaces between eastern Hama and central Homs Governorates. The ISIS Hunters are one of those formations whose exploits […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army resumes offensive in southern Raqqa

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their offensive operations in the southern countryside of Al-Raqqa, Wednesday, targeting the Islamic State’s (ISIL) positions south of Resadfa. Led by their elite Tiger Forces and Republican Guard, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the collection of villages south of Resafa this morning, resulting in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Iran still a dangerous threat to US: State Dept

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:05 A.M.) – “Iran remains one of the most dangerous threats to the United States,” stated US Department of State spokesperson Heather Nauert at a press briefing in Washington on Tuesday. Her comments come after the US administration announced new sanctions that would be levied against individuals with ties to Iran. “Their full […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army strikes back against ISIL in Deir Ezzor

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:25 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) carried out a lethal series of attacks against the Islamic State (ISIL) forces, Tuesday, scoring several direct hits on the terrorist in the Deir Ezzor Governorate. Led by the 137th Brigade of the 17th Reserve Division and Al-Qassem Group of the Republican Guard, the Syrian […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russia delivers humanitarian aid to Yemen

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:15 A.M.) – Russia’s Emergencies Ministry plane carrying more than 20 tonnes of humanitarian aid landed at Sana’a International Airport, Tuesday. Among other things, the cargo included food, tents, and medical equipment. On its return flight, the plane is to take Russian citizens wanting to return to Russia. They are expected to return […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Entire Volcano in California is “Moving”

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
The big ones appear scary, but we really do not know that. These are all huge ancient mega calderas that massively altered the landscape over thousands of square miles and certainly altered global climate for a time. Yet it happened when these calderas were formed. What then likely happens after is that we get local eruptions along the edges perhaps or other weak points and this serves to keep the underlying magma from getting too dangerous. So i view all the ongoing activity here and in Yellowstone as normal energy release that keeps it all quiet. A monster outflow is not imp... more »

Carbon nanotubes found safe for reconnecting damaged neurons

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
. The obvious value proposition is nerve damage repair. Even bigger though is the advent of accessing directly our computer technology using this for the mechanical interface. In an ideal world it becomes possible to simply open a screen in our mind off to one side to replace the one we have to use our eyes to see. We can even write directly there all while continuing to use our senses. Thus hands and eyes can support ongoing physical tasks at the same time or at least concurrently by shifting attention rapidly back and forth.... *Carbon nanotubes found safe for reconnecting ... more »

Kolbrin - Rolls of Record - Cluth

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
This is a story reflecting relations with barbarians and their natural disputatious form. Again all this comes from a world in which organized agrarian societies are not the norm at all, but large barbarian tribes do sustain themselves. Horses are not mentioned at all. All this material appears written mostly during the Bronze Age and possibly extending a little later and that only because the subsidence of Poseidon took place around 1159 BC. All this is material originally collected by the group in their city in North America, but then removed to Southwest England after the... more »

'UK inequality reduced since 2008' per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
The BBC report through gritted teeth http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40644850 'The gap between the richest and poorest households in the UK has narrowed since the recession of 2007-08, according to the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS). In its latest report on living standards, the IFS said rising employment and sharp falls in income in the middle and top earning households was behind the decline in inequality. There had been a "dramatic" fall in inequality in London, the IFS said.' Oh dear, that very counter the BBC/Labour Party narrative. I expect they'll get their best m... more »

No Mini-Skirts Allowed In Saudi Arabia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*ABC News Online: **Saudi Arabia police 'arrest' woman wearing miniskirt in video that sparked public outcry* A woman filmed wearing a miniskirt and crop top in Saudi Arabia on social media has been arrested, according to state media. The woman, whose name was not given, was detained by police in the capital, Riyadh, for wearing "immodest clothes" that contradicted the country's conservative Islamic dress code, state media reported on Tuesday. The footage, which shows the woman walking around a historic fort in a miniskirt with no-one else around, sparked uproar across the nation ... more »

Israeli Arab mosque honors Temple Mount terrorists per definitely not the BBC

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
''All we know about them is that they served the religion of Allah faithfully,' says Umm el-Fahm preacher. Hundreds gathered in an Umm el-Fahm cemetery Sunday evening as the three terrorists responsible for Friday's deadly terror attack near the Temple Mount were buried. The three terrorists, all of whom were residents of Umm el-Fahm, were praised at a special memorial ceremony held at the local mosque they attended,.. ' More here https://israelnewsonline.org/israeli-arab-mosque-honors-temple-mount-terrorists but definitely not on the institutionally anti Israel BBC who barely ... more »

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Footage at first light of the Chinese Task Group passing the North Sea towards the Baltic region, escorted by HNLMS Van Amstel. pic.twitter.com/1YHboTTSqa — Rob Verkerk (@GeneraalVerkerk) July 17, 2017 10,000 people dead and over 1 million displaced, @fergalkeane47 reports from the front line of the conflict in Eastern Ukraine #BBCNewsTen pic.twitter.com/7yxEJVo98B — BBC News (UK) (@BBCNews) July 18, 2017 U.S. Markets since election. pic.twitter.com/rlWSt30GUd — Fox News (@FoxNews) July 15, 2017 Trump to nominate Huntsman as Russia ambassador: White House https://t.co/8suUNYWEc... more »

"The Most Important Of All The Lessons..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
We all live in a house on fire, no fire department to call; no way out, just the upstairs window to look out of while the fire burns the house down with us trapped, locked in it." "Not facing a fire doesn't put it out." - Tennessee Williams

Greg Hunter, "Catherine Austin Fitts: We Are Now into Controlled Demolition”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“*We Are Now into Controlled Demolition”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Renowned financial expert Catherine Austin Fitts warns there is not much time left for the current system. Fitts contends, “We have built an infrastructure that doesn’t make economic sense, and we are going to have to change. What’s happening in state and local budgets is the same thing that is happening in health care. It’s the same thing happening in all these different areas, which is we have engineered government investment to prop up the stock market. Washington, D.C., is basically run for the politica... more »

When research has no beef, it's impossible to divide credit

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
A few days ago, would-be researcher Sabine Hossenfelder had a headache. Why? She saw an article in Nature that was written by Chiara Marletto and Vlatko Vedral and that speculated about some ways to test the phenomena involving both quantum interference and gravity. And Hossenfelder thinks that Marletto and Vedral should "cite" Hossenfelder because: For about 15 years, I have worked on quantum gravity phenomenology, ... my research area has its own conference series ... I have never seen nor heard anything of Chiara Marletto and Vlatko Vedral ... If they think such meetings are a go... more »

Inside A U.S. Spy Plane

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*WNU Editor:* The video as posed two years ago .... but it is still cool to watch.

Did DJ Khaled Break a Horse’s Back By Riding on it?

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
A fabricated story lead to widespread unfounded criticism of the hip-hop producer.

Did President Trump Say ‘Eventually We Will Get Something Done’?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
The president made the comment, which was captured by a Fox News graphic, in regards to health care.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Engaging ISIS* Paratroopers engage ISIS militants with precise and strategically placed artillery fire in support of Iraqi and Peshmerga fighters in Mosul, Iraq, July 6, 2017. The paratroopers are assigned to Charlie Battery, 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. Army photo by Sgt. Christopher Bigelow *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *Paratroopers Load Munitions for Fight Against ISIS* (US Department of Defense)

Higgins’ Ouster at Claremont Colleges Reignites Faculty Speech Controversy

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Dr. Jonathan Higgins, an educator and advocate for social justice issues that affect the Black and LGBTQ community, was recently fired from his position with the Queer Resource Center of Claremont Colleges in California, because of his “tweets and social media presence.”

Veterans Groups’ Objective: Defend Educational Protections

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
After hearing that the Trump Administration is taking action to decrease students’ financial rights, 33 veterans and military service organizations have been voicing their concerns of how badly these actions will harm veterans and their families.

Recently Retired President Simpson Forever Open to Change

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
At a time when community colleges are more important than ever in providing access to higher education, Dr. Bob Simpson of Cypress College feels great satisfaction in facilitating the process and strengthening the available content.

Unusual Spy Plane Appears At A U.S. Special Ops Exercise

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Warzone/The Drive*: *Unusual High-Altitude Spy Plane Appears at Special Operations Exercise* German company Grob only ever made five G 520s and one showed up for drills in Indiana. The U.S. military, including the U.S. Coast Guard, has a long history of operating high-flying surveillance aircraft based on or otherwise derived from powered gliders. Recent pictures show U.S. special operators are at least training with one particularly rare type, the Grob G 520. On July 12, 2017, Indiana’s North Vernon Municipal Airport posted a series of pictures on its official Facebook page of ... more »

Will Trump's Interference Hand The Democrats The Arizona Senate Seat-- And A Senate Majority?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Painting by Nancy Ohanian* Señor Trumpanzee hasn't figured out Republican Party politics-- or GOP congressional primaries-- yet. He's terrible at it. But that hasn't stopped him from jumping in like some kind of a crazed baboon. A few weeks ago we mentioned that Trump's pre-adolescent vindictive, self-destructive nature is endangering Dean Heller's reelection bid in Nevada. Here's the ad that a Trump SuperPAC, which Pence beats the bushes to finance, ran in the Reno and Las Vegas media markets to scare not just Heller but any Republican daring to try to serve their constituents' in... more »

“Climate Hustle” a hit Down Under

Craig Rucker at CFACT - 1 day ago
Large audiences in Melbourne and Brisbane flocked to the screening of CFACT’s film over the last few days, and the reactions have been nothing short of glowing.

Mark Weber: Wilhelm Höttl And The Elusive ‘Six Million’! Part 1 – The 6 Million Myth!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Holocaust is largely propaganda and gross exaggeration by many orders of magnitude. Were Jews killed because they were Jews? Obviously yes! And even if only one Jew was murdered it is a travesty of justice. There are Zionist Illuminists who are using the Holocaust as a weapon against the Gentile world to foster false […]

Pope Francis: World Government Must Rule U.S. ‘For Their Own Good’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Pope Francis: World Government Must Rule U.S. ‘For Their Own Good’ by Baxter Dmitry, http://yournewswire.com/ Pope Francis told the Italian newspaper La Repubblica that the United States of America has “a distorted vision of the world” and Americans must be ruled by a world government, as soon as possible, “for their own good.” – The Pope made […]

New Report Concludes The US Empire Is Collapsing

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 18, 2017 Get economic collapse news throughout the day visit http://x22report.com Obamacare failed, it was being replaced with the same insurance, let it fail and then people will see the true nature of what this insurance ponzi scheme has created. New study and it shows America pays the most of insurance and it […]

Russia and China Play WAR: Destroyers Descend on Kaliningrad for Major Baltic Sea Drills

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Russia and China Play WAR: Destroyers Descend on Kaliningrad for Major Baltic Sea Drills by ZOIE O’BRIEN, http://www.express.co.uk/ RUSSIA will take part in massive military drills commencing this week as China sends one of its most advanced missile destroyers to the Baltic coast. – Elite forces from both nations will descend on European borders as they conduct […]

50 Palestinians Wounded by Israeli Forces

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 18, 2017 Human rights reports reveal that the Israeli regime has issued nearly fifty-thousand administrative detention orders over the past 50 years. According to the Palestinian Prisoners’ Information Office, the figure includes the new orders and renewals of those issued since 19-67. The report says Israel has issued 26-thousand administrative detentions against […]

US Elite Seeking to Break Up Russia

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 18, 2017 US President Donald Trump is faced with a “widespread opposition” organized by Republican and Democratic “elites” who are upset with his attempts to forge closer ties with Russia, says an American analyst. end

“The END GAME is Here”: No More Downside to Precious Metals — Andy Hoffman

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 18, 2017 Andy Hoffman says the recent Comex Commitment of Traders report was wildly bullish for precious metals. In fact, Andy says “I don’t think I’ve ever felt this way in the fifteen years in precious metals about what’s going on. There’s literally NO DOWNSIDE to precious metals.” Andy says the Federal […]

“God” Wannabe ‘Napoleon Macron’: French President Accused of Arrogance for Harsh Comments to Ministers

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 18, 2017 The French president has laid down the law during his first defence policy speech saying he will not tolerate dissent from the military. end

EU in Crisis: Austria Threatens to Close Border as Italy Considers Handing Migrants Visas

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
EU in Crisis: Austria Threatens to Close Border as Italy Considers Handing Migrants Visas by REBECCA FLOOD, http://www.express.co.uk/ THE European Union is at breaking point as Austria threatens to shut its borders in response to Italy considering granting migrants visas to travel the bloc. – Austrian ministers have hit out over the Italian proposal, with the Interior […]

Washington Is Overrun With Pot Belly Pedophiles

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 18, 2017 Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert is out of federal prison after serving 15 months for financial crimes involving withdrawing money to pay off people accusing him of molesting children. end

Globalists Have Seized Control Of Fox News

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 18, 2017 After the death of Roger Ailes globalists have completely taken control of Fox News and are slowly removing all patriots from the network. end

1000 Migrants Attack German Town Fair

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 18, 2017 Once more showcasing how wonderfully culturally enriched Germany is, 1000 migrants terrorized a German towns festival. end

Washington Post Says “Criticism Of Islam” Worst Thing About Minneapolis Cop Shooting

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 18, 2017 Once more the worst thing about a Muslim killing someone is how it may affect the perception of the Muslim community. end

Franco-German Alliance RISING: Merkron Plot ‘BIGGEST Armament Plan Imaginable’ in Europe

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Franco-German Alliance RISING: Merkron Plot ‘BIGGEST Armament Plan Imaginable’ in Europe by REBECCA PERRING, http://www.express.co.uk/ THE rebirth of the Franco-German power base has been cemented as it was revealed France and Germany will together build a next generation fighter dubbed “the biggest armament project imaginable in Europe”. – The shock announcement of a joint defence programme between Angela […]

What Rampant Cyber Pornography is Doing to Adolescents

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Christina Sarich* - We now see girls as young as 11 experiencing haunting emotional issues that linger for decades. The post What Rampant Cyber Pornography is Doing to Adolescents appeared first on Waking Times.

Separatists In Ukraine Declare The Creation Of The New 'State' Of Malorossiya (Little Russia)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*VOA:* *Pro-Russian Rebel Leader in Eastern Ukraine Unveils Plan for New State* KYIV/MOSCOW — The pro-Russian rebel leader of a breakaway region in eastern Ukraine proposed on Tuesday replacing Ukraine with a new federal state, in comments that could further undermine a 2015 peace deal that is already faltering. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko rejected the idea, describing Alexander Zakharchenko, leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People's Republic (DNR), as part of “a puppet show,” with Russia pulling his strings in order to relay a message. France and Germany, which ar... more »

The Company That Built the AK-47 Is Developiong a Real Life 'Terminator'

Jared Keller, Task and Purpose at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Jared Keller, Task and Purpose* *Security, Europe* And it will supposedly be able to learn. The company behind the ubiquitous AK-47 assault rifle has a new weapon of war on the horizon: robot guns that learn and kill all on their own. Kalashnikov Concern has reportedly developed a “fully automated combat module based on neural network[s]” that can allow various weapons platforms to “identify targets and make decisions” independently of a human operator, the company spokeswoman Sofiya Ivanova told Russian state news agency TASS on July 5. The advanced “neural network” system allo... more »

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