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Thursday, July 20, 2017

20 July - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:49 pm MDT

World News Briefs -- July 20, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Syria rebels blindsided by U.S. move, say jihadists to benefit* BEIRUT/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian rebels said on Thursday a U.S. decision to halt a covert CIA program of military aid would mark a big blow to the Syrian opposition and risked allowing jihadists to tighten their grip over the insurgency. Rebels who have received aid under the CIA program said they had yet to be informed of the U.S. decision first reported by the Washington Post on Wednesday and confirmed by two U.S. officials to Reuters. A Free Syrian Army (FSA) commander said the U.S. decision risked trigg... more »

A List of 20 Ex-Agents Who Have Exposed the US Military Intelligence Complex – Part 2

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Makia Freeman The Military Intelligence Complex (MIC), in many ways, is the biggest threat to a free society. Since the Military Intelligence Complex has... more »

Entire US Town “Trapped,” Homes Unsalable Because Military Poisoned Their Water Supply

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Claire Bernish Toxic chemicals have permeated the water supply of Washington’s Whidbey Island, contaminating schools, homes, businesses, and a hospital, for years, but —... more »

Why didn't Grenfel Tower collapse?

Geezer Power at GEEZERPOWER - 12 hours ago
WTC 1 didn't collapse either ~ It was blown to smithereens from the top down Grenfell Tower fire: Investigators bring in 9/11 experts BBC News London july 29, 2017 Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey said the "only comparable advice" police could get was from World Trade Center attack investigators Experts who recovered remains after the 9/11 attack in New York are helping police investigators combing through debris from the Grenfell Tower fire.Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner Craig Mackey said 200 officerswould be sifting through 15 tonnes of debris "until Christmas ... more »

Telling the Climate Truth — The Pros and the Cons

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Cover image from the *New York Magazine* feature story, "The Uninhabitable Earth." * *by Gaius Publius* *We need new Cassandras to warn us of new disasters, even though they'll never be believed.* —Richard Clarke (paraphrased) *We aren’t doomed — we are choosing to be doomed by failing to respond adequately to the emergency.* —Margaret Klein Salamon The recent, major *New York Magazine* article on the coming "uninhabitable earth" stirred quite a response, both positive and negative. The positive response was, in general, "Finally, someone telling the truth." The negative respon... more »

Think Tanks Want to Solve the Opioid Crisis With a Military Invasion of Mexico

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Isaac Davis “Imagine how many lives we can save of those 500,000 Americans predicted to die because of Mexican opioids and meth. War with... more »

Medical, Disabilities And Discrimination Claims Can Be Filed Against States PUCs And Utilities

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Catherine J. Frompovich According to Electrosmog Prevention, “Accommodations may be requested of the PUC or utility for qualifying disabilities or medical conditions [regarding EMFs/RFs...more »

Kurdish forces seizes more weapons in Raqqa while ISIS cries foul play by US bombings

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7:30 P.M.) – Urban warfare continues to rage through a handful of suburbs across the predominately Arab city of Raqqa with the most intense clashing currently being observed in the contested Old City and Nazal Shahada neighborhoods. With ISIS and the Kurdish-led ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) fighting over control of the large Euphrates […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

HTS coalition loses major Islamist faction to Ahrar al-Sham

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – The Harakat Noor al-Din al-Zenki Islamist faction, one of biggest FSA-linked groups within the Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) coalition, has announced their defection from the jihadist conglomerate in favor of joining Ahrar al-Sham. In an official statement, the Islamist group rationalized their decision, claiming that it was unsatisfied with the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Azerbaijan jails blogger over Nagorno-Karabakh visit

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
(TASS) A court on grave crimes in Baku has sentenced Russian-Israeli travel blogger Alexander Lapshin to three years behind bars for his visit to Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed border region between Armenia and Azerbaijan. Lapshin was found guilty under Article 318.2 envisaging punishment for “illegally crossing Azerbaijan’s internationally recognized state borders as part of an organized […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Zero hour approaches Qalamoun region as Lebanese, Syrian forces prepare offensives

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – Zero hour is approaching the Qalamoun Mountains, as both the Syrian and Lebanese armed forces prepare to storm Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s last positions in the ‘Arsal (Lebanon) and Faleeta (Syria) barrens. Backed by Hezbollah in Rif Dimashq, the Syrian Arab Army’s Republican Guard forces are preparing to clean the last […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian troops beat back ISIS assault in southern Syria, zero in on southern Deir Ezzor

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:30 P.M.) – After facing a large-scale ISIS raid in southeastern Homs yesterday, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) managed to overcome and foil a separate ISIS counter-attack west of the Hamimah area on the provincial border between Homs and Deir Ezzor. On this axis, not far from the imperative T2 Pumping Station, 3 […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In pictures: ISIS captures bridge checkpoint from the Iraqi Army in western Anbar

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:30 P.M.) – On Wednesday, the Islamic State launched two simultaneous large-scale raids on both sides of the Iraqi-Syrian border amid a wider bid safeguards ISIS-held towns on the Euphrates River from looming army offensives. After unleashing a large convoy through the desert of Anbar, jihadist belligerents overran a major Al-Kilo checkpoint based […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Dropping CIA program in Syria may boost Russian-US cooperation: senator

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
(TASS) A decision to shut down the US Central Intelligence Agency’s program to equip and train moderate opposition in Syria opens new opportunities for Russian-US cooperation in war on terror, Russian senator Konstantin Kosachev wrote on his Facebook page on Thursday. “Certainly, this is the long-awaited and excellent news. No doubt, such a turn creates new […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian government regains 40 oil derricks in Raqqa

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
(TASS) Syria’s government has regained control over more than 40 oil-well derricks in the province of Raqqa, a petroleum engineer responsible for the resumption of oil production in the province told journalists on Thursday. Analyst says Russian air strikes in Syria cause 70% slump in militants’ oil trafficking “Since early July, the Syrian government has […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Trump Turns on Jeff Sessions

Daniel McCarthy at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Daniel McCarthy* *Politics, * [image: U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions testifies before a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst​.] He knows something his foes don’t know—or can’t admit. Donald Trump has a secret weapon. Even as controversies swirl around him like galaxies colliding, one scandal or outrage smashing into the next before the last one has fully sunk into citizens’ brains, Trump remains on his feet, defiant. He knows something his foes don’t know—or can’t admit. He knows that as low as he ... more »

The Ongoing Saga 21: News, Updates, Tidbits & Trivia

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 13 hours ago
This post was updated from 11 April 2014 to 17 April 2014. It is a continuation of: http://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2014/04/02/the-ongoing-saga-20-news-updates-tidbits-trivia/ It continues here: http://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2014/04/18/the-ongoing-saga-22-news-updates-tidbits-trivia/ The dates are inverted; last update appears first. Thursday, 17 April 2014 Will France Invade Switzerland to Pay Off Its Debt? “The people of Zürich celebrate dancing around an Arbre de la liberté … Continue reading The Ongoing Saga 21: News, Updates, Tidbits & Trivia

DUI-E Law Now Makes It Illegal to Text, Smoke and Even Eat While Driving

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: driving]Washington's new Driving Under the Influence of Electronics law makes it illegal to text, eat, smoke, read or groom while driving.

Police Claim Damond ‘Ambushed’ Cops-Unarmed in Pajamas-Family Blasts it as ‘Disinformation’

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: damond]Officers Harrity and Noor reportedly believed they were being ambushed by pajama wearing single-mom and life coach when Noor killed her.

Trump Finally Stops Arming Terrorists in Syria — Corporate Media Says It’s a Russian Conspiracy

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: terrorists]Donald Trump announces that the US is going to stop arming terrorists in Syria — a great idea — corporate media lambast him.

“We do not want to create false hope”: Authors retract Cell paper they can’t replicate

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
A few years ago, researchers in Sweden had something to celebrate: They thought they had discovered a chink in the armor of the most common type of malignant brain cancer. In a 2014 Cell paper, the team — led by Patrik Ernfors at the Karolinska Institutet — reported that they had identified a small molecule […] The post “We do not want to create false hope”: Authors retract Cell paper they can’t replicate appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Here is some of that absolutely incredible interview that the New York Times conducted with Donald Trump. (Including audio.)

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 13 hours ago
Here are some excerpts courtesy of the New York Times: *President Trump said on Wednesday that he never would have appointed Attorney General Jeff Sessions had he known Mr. Sessions would recuse himself from overseeing the Russia investigation that has dogged his presidency, calling the decision “very unfair to the president.”* *In a remarkable public break with one of his earliest political supporters, Mr. Trump complained that Mr. Sessions’s decision ultimately led to the appointment of a special counsel that should not have happened. “Sessions should have never recused himself, ...more »

Remember the Afghanistan War?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
On this episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges takes an in-depth look at the 16-year-old conflict in Afghanistan with Matthew Hoh, a Marine Corps veteran and diplomat who resigned his State Department post in Afghanistan in protest over the war. Hoh is also today an active member of Veterans For Peace. RT Correspondent Anya Parampil looks at the decades of U.S. involvement in Afghanistan.

Post Mosul Liberation Day 9 Jul 19 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
The Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) have banned almost all reporters from west Mosul, so there was only one story from the city. A crew from France 24 travelled with a Golden Division unit to the Tanak neighborhood on the western edge of Mosul to look for Islamic State elements. An officer went house to house interviewing families for tips on insurgents. Two young boys were taken in as a result. In most of the city these are the type of clearing operations that the ISF is doing. That’s also the reason why the Golden Division allowed this story, because it goes along with the narrative... more »

The US Military is paying $130,000 a month to stay in Trump Tower and protect a president who is never there.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 13 hours ago
Courtesy of CNBC: *The United States government is paying more than $130,000 a month to rent a space in Trump Tower for a military office that supports the White House, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. * *Lease documents obtained by the Journal showed the government agreed to pay $2.39 million for a 3,475 square foot space from April 11, 2017 to Sept. 30, 2018 — above market rate for similarly sized high rise luxury apartments, the report said. * *A spokeswoman at the General Services Administration said the space is owned by someone not affiliated with the Trump Organiza... more »

The Ugly Alliance

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
*With New D.C. Policy Group, Dems Continue to Rehabilitate and Unify With Bush-Era Neocons* By Glenn Greenwald One of the most under-discussed yet consequential changes in the American political landscape is the reunion between the Democratic Party and the country’s most extreme and discredited neocons. While the rise of Donald Trump, whom neocons loathe, has accelerated this realignment, it began long before the ascension of Trump and is driven by far more common beliefs than contempt for the current president. A newly formed and, by all appearances, well-funded national securi...more »

BREAKING: Kuwait expels Iranian diplomats

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 14 hours ago
The move could signal a move away from Kuwait's traditionally neutral position in the Qatar crisis. The post BREAKING: Kuwait expels Iranian diplomats appeared first on The Duran.


Anon at Aangirfan - 14 hours ago

Why we emphasize that the climate has always changed

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
Professional climate fearmonger Mr Stefan Rahmstorf finds the observation that "the climate has always changed" inconvenient which is why he wrote the text The climate has always changed. What do you conclude? He wants the readers of RealClimate.org to dismiss the importance of the observation that the climate has always changed. In order to achieve this goal, he fights four straw men – he chooses four propositions that he believes not to follow from the proposition "the climate has always changed", even though at least some of them actually do follow, as I will discuss. Too bad. ... more »

THE RELIABLE ABSENCE OF BASIC SKILLS: Unintelligible, Gessen says!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JULY 20, 2017Part 3—Crowd bursts into applause:* As major political figures go, Donald J. Trump tilts rather strongly toward inarticulate. As she delivered the Arthur Miller Lecture to the PEN World Voices Festival, Masha Gessen took note of this fact. For ourselves, we'd prefer a more nuanced analysis. But the gist of this sketch was correct: GESSEN (5/7/17): *[Donald J. Trump] has a talent for using words in ways that make them mean nothing.* Everyone is "great" and everything is "tremendous." Any word can be given or taken away. NATO can be obsolete and then no long... more »

Hannity on Hillary Clinton - facts that CNN and the BBC will definitely not ever report

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
https://youtu.be/m31FE1OVzWw Fascinating stuff and completely not reportable by the institutionally anti President Donald Trump and pro Hillary Clinton BBC and CNN.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 20, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Military Times:* *Military officials to brief Trump on deployed forces, Afghanistan and ISIS* WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will visit the Pentagon Thursday to get briefed on the military’s global deployments and discuss potential plans to increase those commitments in Afghanistan and against the Islamic State, defense officials said. No additional troop level decisions are expected to be announced as part of the visit, which comes as Trump’s national security team finalizes its revised plans for Afghanistan and continues to formulate its way ahead against the Islamic Sta... more »

Army veteran flies across America to save more than 700 pets from kill shelters

White Wolf at White Wolf - 15 hours ago
An Army veteran learned how to fly and bought his own plane so he could rescue hundreds of cats and dogs from kill shelters. Paul Steklenski, 45, from Schwenksville, Pennsylvania, forked out $65,000 (£50,000) for an aircraft which he fills with crates of unloved animals facing euthanasia. The tank operator-turned-IT expert realised he wanted to save animals after adopting a homeless dog from a rescue centre. At first, Mr Steklenski considered driving to kill shelters in the US and transporting the canines elsewhere by road to help them find owners.But he knew he would be able to ... more »

Montana: Everything You Need to Know About the Super Battleship America Never Built

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, * They would have ruled the seas. *The Montanas would have been immensely powerful ships, probably more powerful than their Japanese (or German, or Soviet) counterparts. Battleship combat was an inherently risky endeavor. Nearly every salvo has a chance of getting a lucky hit that strikes a magazine, sending the victim to the bottom in minutes. Nevertheless, the Montanas would have been the favorites in any scrum; they could throw more weight, hit harder, and hit more accurately than any of the competitors.* *The only question is who they would have f...more »

5.6 Quake Hits Fukushima - Buildings Still Standing But Steamier

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 15 hours ago
Magnitude 5.6 quake hits Fukushima, felt in eastern Japan but no tsunami threats. Kyodo, July 20, 2017, http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/07/20/national/magnitude-5-6-quake-hits-fukushima-felt-eastern-japan-no-tsunami-threats/#.WXC8P1Hdncc

Dallas Morning News lists outline of Trump's "achievements."

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
Courtesy of the Dallas Morning News: *President Donald Trump's first six months have been defined by his often angry and tasteless tweets, his ham-handed efforts to denigrate and undercut the multiple investigations into Russian influence in the 2016 election and the stalemated legislative battle to repeal and replace Obamacare.* The News then goes on to list a number of things that Trump has achieved. Here is a sampling: *FOREIGN POLICY * *-Embraced autocrats in Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Philippines, Egypt and abandoned longtime U.S leadership in seeking to enhance democracy and hu... more »

Thursday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 15 hours ago
This and that for your Thursday reading. - Noah Smith writes that far too many Americans (like people around the globe) face needless barriers to thinking, and suggests that the key public project of this century may be to remedy those problems: The biggest threat to clear-headedness comes from drugs. The twin epidemics of opioid-painkiller dependence and heroin abuse destroy people’s lives and harm productivity. There is a strong correlation between opioid use and unemployment, and it’s no great stretch to assume that the former helps cause the latter. A recent Goldman Sachs report...more »

New column day

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 15 hours ago
Here, on the noteworthy successes of the first year of Regina's Housing First program - along with the appalling failure of our provincial and municipal governments to fund a full version. For further reading... - CBC reported on the program as it was introduced, while Kendall Latimer followed up with a report from this week's anniversary announcement. - Regina Homelessness offers both background information on the state of housing and homelessness in Regina, as well as a summary of the results of Housing First. - And finally, even Licia Corbella recognizes the importance of social ... more »

Attorney General Sessions Calls for Even More Civil Asset Forfeiture

Steve Byas at rss - 15 hours ago
[image: attorney-general-sessions-calls-for-even-more-civil-asset-forfeiture] Attorney General Jeff Sessions has an answer for those who think civil asset forfeiture is wrong. He told a prosecutors' convention in Minnesota this week that he intends to promote even *more* of the practice.

It Need Not Be a Summer of Hell

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 15 hours ago
PDF: [image: PDF icon] 20170720-need-not.pdf The chaos and panic that the collapse of New York City's infrastructure is producing—the onrushing "Summer of Hell" that New Yorkers have been promised, and has now arrived—is a very real daily nightmare for area residents. Fires on subways; closed bridges and hours of traffic gridlock; lengthy delays on stopped, sweltering trains, with many cases reported of panic attacks among riders; no reliable way of getting safely to work or school. But New York's nightmare is also a microcosm of what the entire trans-Atlantic sector is facing, i... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Trump Jr. scandal: Russian lawyer Veselnitskaya ready ‘to share everything’ with Senate North Korea Holds Public Executions At Schools And Markets For Prostitution, Stealing Electric Cables Social Security Will Be Paying Out More Than It Receives In Just Five YearsThe former chairman of a major Spanish bank was found shot dead Creepy Canadian App Gives Citizens Points For Making Government-Approved Choices The 8th person who was at Trump Jr.'s Russia meeting has been identified Adriatic fires prompt evacuations in Montenegro and CroatiaTreated hydraulic fracturing wa... more »

Chinese Warships In The English Channel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*The Telegraph:* *Royal Navy scrambles to shadow Chinese warships in English Channel as they head to Baltics for first war games with Russia * The Royal Navy scrambled a warship to shadow a Chinese flotilla as it steamed through the English Channel en route to meet Russian vessels for manoeuvres in the Baltic Sea. The trio of Chinese warships passed through the Strait of Dover under the watch of the HMS Richmond, a Type 23 frigate, at the weekend. They then headed across the North Sea, where they were spotted being escorted by Dutch vessels earlier this week ahead of manoeuvres wi... more »

Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu: Israel Struck Hezbollah Targets In Syria Dozens Of Times

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
© Ronen Zvulun / Reuters *Haaretz:* *Israel Struck Hezbollah Targets in Syria Dozens of Times, Netanyahu Reveals in Hot-mic Remarks* *Although the meeting had been behind closed doors, Netanyahu's remarks were accidentally transmitted to the earbuds distributed among reporters* BUDAPEST - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu admitted to the prime ministers of Hungary, the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia that Israel had carried out dozens of attacks against Hezbollah arms convoys in Syria. "We blocked the border not only in Egypt but in the Golan Heights," he said. "We built the w... more »

A U.S. - Russia ceasefire Will Put Russian Military Forces Near The Israeli Border

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
An IDF soldier looks into southern Syria from the Israeli side of the border. Photo: IDF via Wikimedia Commons. *Yossi Alpher, Forward*: *The Trump-Putin Syria Ceasefire Puts Russia On Israel’s Border* The United States, Russia and Jordan, with Israel’s acquiescence, recently negotiated a ceasefire among warring parties in the southwest corner of Syria, an area bordering both Israel and Jordan. Presidents Trump and Putin announced the achievement at their Hamburg summit, and it took effect July 9. On the face of it, an end to the killing anywhere in Syria is a good thing. If stra... more »

"The Truth Is..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
"The truth is we live in a world where we don’t listen to people anymore. So often we’re just waiting for the next opening to respond. What we need to realize is that sometimes people don’t need advice. Sometimes people just need to be heard. Sometimes the greatest gift we can give someone is just to keep our mouths shut and let them empty themselves into our hands. When they’re finished, we don’t need to do anything with what they’ve given us. We just need to show them that we’re holding it for them till they can catch their breath." - David Joy

"How It Really Is"

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

"Being Poor Ain't Cheap"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*"Being Poor Ain't Cheap"* by Joshua Wilkey "Poor people are cash cows. It makes no sense, really. One would think that poor people, by virtue of being poor, would not be profitable customers. However, for many large corporations that target the poor and working poor, there's big money to be made on the backs of those who have no money. At Dollar General Store locations, customers can get cash back on their purchases. This is not novel. In fact, most all retailers these days offer this option. Soccer moms get cash back so they can have lunch money for their children. Restaurant pa...more »

Drip, drip: UCLA investigation finds more image duplications

Andrew P. Han at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
Image duplications and unsupported data continue to plague a network of cancer researchers that includes the former vice chancellor for research at the University of California, Los Angeles, James Economou. On July 2, the editors at Cancer Research retracted a 2011 paper that Economou published as last author, saying it suffered from image duplication and […] The post Drip, drip: UCLA investigation finds more image duplications appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Julian Assange praises Trump’s move to stop arming Salafists in Syria

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 16 hours ago
Assange once compared Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton to having to choose between two painful diseases. The post Julian Assange praises Trump’s move to stop arming Salafists in Syria appeared first on The Duran.

CONFIRMED: Trump’s cessation of arms to Salafists had nothing to do with Russia

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 16 hours ago
Fake assumptions from the Washington Post designed to undermine Donald Trump are strongly rebuked by Russia. The post CONFIRMED: Trump’s cessation of arms to Salafists had nothing to do with Russia appeared first on The Duran.

Iran Warns The U.S. To Remove Their Bases 1000 Kilometres Away From The Region

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*SKY News*:* Iran warns US to 'disassemble military bases within 1,000km' over sanctions* The warning was reportedly made in response to new US sanctions over Iran's ballistic missile programme. The leader of Iran's Revolutionary Guard has warned the US to move its military bases from within 1,000km of the country. Mohammad Ali Jafari is said to have made the remarks in response to new US sanctions over Iran's ballistic missile programme. "If the United States wants to pursue sanctions against Iran's defences and the Guards, then it has to move its regional bases to a distance ... more »

U.S., Russia, And Iran Are Rushing To Build Bases In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Newsweek:* *US, Russia and Iran Battle to Build Bases in Syria as ISIS Falls* Three of the leading international powers involved in Syria's war—the U.S., Russia and Iran—are looking to expand and fortify their military presence in the country by building and upgrading foreign bases, with some already in the works. U.S. special operations forces have been involved in Syria for years, and the U.S. appears to be broadening the platforms from which it operates. Earlier this month, satellite imagery showed what appeared to be the construction of a new airstrip near Syria's southern b...more »

From Enligthenment To Chaos

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Jonathan Manthorpe writes that The Age of Enlightenment is coming to an end. It was ushered in by the Peace of Westphalia: The primary task of this bundle of treaties signed nearly 400 years ago was to end the Thirty Years War between Catholics and Protestants in the tattered remnants of Europe’s Holy Roman Empire. In addition, they drew a line under the Eighty Years War of the Dutch Republic seeking independence from Spain. As they did so, the draughtsmen of these treaties also produced the European concept of the nation state, and created rulers who were increasingly answerable... more »

Is Orange County Congressman And Trumpist Dana Rohrabacher An Actual Paid Kremlin Operative? Or Is He Doing This All For Free?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
In the wee hours Wednesday, Nico Hines broke an explosive story at the *Daily Beast* about Orange County crackpot Dana Rohrabacher. The title sounds unbelievable and unplausible-- unless you've followed Dana Rohrabacher's political career: GOP Lawmaker Got Direction From Moscow, Took It Back to D.C.. A low-level Reagan staffer, Rohrabacher first won what was then a deep red district in 1988. By 1989 people in his district and on Capitol Hill had already started realizing that he had a screw loose. He skipped freshman orientation so he could go to Afghanistan and play dress-up with... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
The president gave an interview to three *New York Times* reporters yesterday. Politico says he "turn[ed] against" his attorney general: *Trump turns against his attorney general over Russia* President Donald Trump would not have picked Jeff Sessions to serve as attorney general if he’d known Sessions would recuse himself from the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, Trump told the New York Times on Wednesday.... “Jeff Sessions takes the job, gets into the job, recuses himself, which frankly I think is very unfair to the president,” Trump said. “How do you take... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Harvard’s Proposed Policy Would Punish Students for Having Normal Social Lives* For the second time in less than two years, Harvard College Dean Rakesh Khurana is expanding paternalistic restrictions and sanctions on the student body based on whom they choose to be friends with. In an email to the student body on July 12, the dean reported that the “USGSO Committee”—which handles policy on “unrecognized single-gender social organizations,” and which the dean co-chairs—released preliminary recommendations to be reviewed by the faculty and then approved by Harvard University’s ... more »

National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios: Cui Bono?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Philip Bratby John Constable has his own take on the National Grid’s Future Energy Scenarios published last week: National Grid’s recently published Future Energy Scenarios, 2017, is in essence an examination of its own prospects in a period of policy driven sectoral transformation. However turbulent the future appears […]

VIDEO: Al-Qaeda militants ruthlessly gun down peaceful protestors in Idlib

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – Opposition media has released footage captured by a resident of the town of Saraqib in Idlib Governorate reportedly showing Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) jihadists opening fire on a large gathering of protestors. The video footage is said to be further evidence of an known mass shooting by HTS against demonstrating […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russian Air Force knocks out ISIL HQ in east Hama: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:55 P.M.) – The Russian Air Force took out a large Islamic State (ISIL) base in the eastern countryside of the Hama Governorate this week, the Syrian Ministry of Defense reported Thursday. The Ministry would release footage of a Russian jet destroying the Islamic State headquarters in the east Hama town of Jubb […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Iraq buys Russian T-90 tanks

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
(RT) Moscow and Baghdad have struck a major deal to deliver “a large batch” of advanced Russian-made T-90 tanks to the Iraqi military, a Kremlin official said. The T-90s will reinforce the Iraqis’ M1A1 Abrams fleet damaged in the fight against Islamists. “A significant contract for a large batch” of T-90 tanks has been signed […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Graphic photos: Islamist rebels slaughter Syrian soldiers after East Ghouta trench warfare

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:15 P.M.) – The situation around the contested town of Rayhan is escalating quickly as Jaish Al-Islam and the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continue to battle it out in the East Ghouta, the agricultural epicenter on the outskirts of Damascus. Photos released by the Saudi-backed group show SAA corpses piled on top of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army resumes offensive in east Homs, captures large hilltop

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:05 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their offensive operations in the eastern countryside of the Homs Governorate, Thursday, targeting the Islamic State’s (ISIL) positions near the town of Jubab Hamad. Led by the 11th Tank Division and 5th Corps, the Syrian Arab Army stormed the large hilltop of Tal Al-‘Alam, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIS raiding troops combat Kurdish forces for control of Raqqa as US airstrikes flatten the city

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – As the battle for the city of Raqqa enters its sixth week, Kurdish advance units of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), despite having claimed control over roughly 40 percent of the urban center, still continue to encounter fanatical ISIS resistance that shows no signs of letting up. Through an intricate […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

UN not in position place blame on Saudi Arabia for bombing refugees: UNHCR

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – Spokesperson for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) William Spindler commented on the deaths and injuries of a number of internally displaced persons in an aerial attack on the embattled Mawza district in Yemen’s Taiz governorate, speaking from Geneva on Wednesday. “What we know is that there was […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army and rebel forces exchange artillery and missile fire in Latakia: videos

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – Over the last couple of days, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels of the 1st Coastal Division have been exchanging artillery and missile fire in northern Latakia Governorate. In particular, the later combat party has uploaded extensive video evidence of their stand-off strikes against the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Turkey Intensifying Military Operations Against Kurdish Forces In Northern Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Kurdish fighters from the Popular Protection Units (YPG). *VOA:* *Arab-Kurdish Feud Deepens as Fears Mount Over Battle for Raqqa* Syrian rebel militias and Turkey appear to be preparing to intensify their military operations north of Aleppo aimed at taking back mainly Arab towns and villages the Kurdish People’s Protection Units, or YPG, seized in 2015. The fighting is a new sign that the United States Turkey, Russia and Iran are plunging deeper into a multifaceted conflict that's carved Syria into unstable zones of influence with no clear lines emerging of how piece it back togeth... more »

Turkish State Media Exposes Secret U.S. Military Bases In Syria Potentially Endangering Troops

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
[Infographic] US increases military posts supporting PKK/PYD in Syria https://t.co/KebziYDeGr pic.twitter.com/8N7BbWvLir — ANADOLU AGENCY (ENG) (@anadoluagency) July 19, 2017 *Newsweek:* *US 'Concerned' About Turkey Leak of Special Force Positions In Northern Syria* The U.S.-led coalition fighting the Islamic State militant group (ISIS) condemned Turkey late Wednesday for leaking locations of key bases for U.S. special forces supporting a Kurdish-Arab coalition in northern Syria. On Monday, Turkey's state-run news agency Anadolu reported that the U.S. has 10 military points in no... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*I’m a scientist. I’m blowing the whistle on the Trump administration* *I think the top Warmists will lean on this guy to shut up. If it comes to a court case he will have to prove that he is right in what he says. And that will mean that he has to prove the reality of anthropogenic global warming. And he will fail in that. So the Warmists cannot afford to have a court adjudicate on that* By Joel Clement I am not a member of the deep state. I am not big government. I am a scientist, a policy expert, a civil servant and a worried citizen. Reluctantly, as of today, I am also a ... more »

The U.S. Air Force Wants to Expand the Range of This Stealthy Cruise Missiles

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * Thanks to Russia and China. With advanced air defense systems such as the Russian-made S-300 and S-400 families proliferating around the world, it is becoming increasingly difficult for American airpower to penetrate into airspace defended by such anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD) weapons. While advanced fifth-generation fighter aircraft and next-generation platforms such as the U.S. Air Force’s forthcoming Northrop Grumman B-21 Raider and Penetrating Counter Air (PCA) will be able to operate inside such heavily defended airspace, the bulk of America’... more »

The Real Reason You Should See Dunkirk: Hitler Lost World War II There

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, * A battle for the ages. *A British writer whose father fought at Dunkirk wrote that the British public was under no illusions. “If there was a Dunkirk spirit, it was because people understood perfectly well the full significance of the defeat but, in a rather British way, saw no point in dwelling on it. We were now alone. We’d pull through in the end. But it might be a long, grim wait…”* *Their patience and endurance were rewarded on May 8, 1945, when Nazi Germany surrendered.* War movies tend to depict the battles a nation wins—not the ones it loses... more »

This video shows how China outpaces the US on GREEN ENERGY

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 17 hours ago
China is quietly leading a green energy revolution and may soon be almost entirely reliant on clean energy as coal is phased out. The post This video shows how China outpaces the US on GREEN ENERGY appeared first on The Duran.

Russia’s opposition politicians react to Malorossiya declaration

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 17 hours ago
The Communist Party of the Russian Federation and Liberal Democratic Party of Russia both view the Malorossiya declaration more optimistically than the governing party and the Presidential administration. The post Russia’s opposition politicians react to Malorossiya declaration appeared first on The Duran.

While all of that news was breaking on Tuesday about that second meeting between Trump and Putin, THIS was what Fox News was focused on.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
I imagine that the next breaking story will be about Hillary's unpaid parking tickets, or a book she did not return on time to the library. When people ask me if I believe in alternate realities, my response is "What? You've never heard of Fox News?"

Artificial Sweeteners Again Linked to Weight Gain, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 18 hours ago
*Phillip Schneider* - Artificial chemical sweeteners are far more dangerous than natural sugars. The post Artificial Sweeteners Again Linked to Weight Gain, Diabetes, High Blood Pressure appeared first on Waking Times.

Why liberals might kill free speech Jun 23

Ethical Technology - 18 hours ago
We’ve got a huge problem on our hands which the 2016 election, along with Brexit, has not so much created as fully exposed. What we’ve witnessed is a kind of short-circuit between the three pillars that have defined our particular form of democratic liberalism over the last century.

ACE Names Ted Mitchell President

cmaadmin at Diverse - 18 hours ago
Former U.S. Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell has been named as the 13th president of the American Council on Education, the largest lobbying group for colleges and universities.

Another Rotavirus Vaccine Bites the Dust

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
Another Rotavirus Vaccine Bites the Dust: Rotavirus vaccine that increases diarrhea instead of reducing it By Jacob Puliyel MD Clinical trial of the new rotavirus vaccine from the Serum Institute of India shows that the vaccine increases the incidence of...

"Why Trump Won’t Stop the Debt Crisis"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"Why Trump Won’t Stop the Debt Crisis"* by Bill Bonner "Sound the alarm. Take your money off the table. Pack your socks and passport. There’s going to be trouble. The Washington Post reports: ‘Steven Mnuchin, Trump’s treasury secretary, is hurtling toward his first fiasco.’ Republicans have majorities in both houses of Congress. Yet they cannot do the one thing they all agreed they should do, and promised they would do. And if they don’t do it, the country will go broke. ‘Crumbling health bill dents McConnell image as top tactician,’ says the Associated Press. ‘How Trump and Repub...more »

World Mercury Project: Hiding Vaccine-Related Deaths With Semantic Sleight-of-Hand

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
Note: You say potato, I say deadly poison.... We are pleased to share the latest article from Robert F. Kennedy Jr.,'s World Mercury Project. Mercury is a nefarious neurotoxin that does not belong in any human, let alone a fetus,...

Free Society Versus The Totalitarian Progressives

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 19 hours ago
*Lying as a Way of Life: Corruption and Collectivism Come of Age in America * *Alexandra York* *Futurenow Press (May 2016) * Why did the mainstream media fail to predict that Donald Trump was going to win the 2016 presidential election? I think that is because mainstream journalism has become centered around the editorial offices and newsrooms that are secluded from the “real world” and are generally dominated by socialites, celebrities, intellectuals and the political elites who have a totally leftist worldview. The journalists have lost touch with what is going on inside the mind... more »

Foxconn aims to break the bank

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 20 hours ago
While the head of the illegitimate Trump regime makes multiple headlines telling the *New York Times* that he is above the law, we have to remember that there are plenty of other issues of concern to the middle class. One of the most striking is the latest huge bidding war for a gigantic Foxconn manufacturing plant (h/t David Haynes), slated to employ a massive 10,000 workers. The linked article interviews an American consultant based in Beijing, Einar Tangen, who says that Foxconn's standard procedure is to get as much incentives out of state and local governments as possible; inde... more »

4 Completely Different Versions of the Story of Moses

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
What really comes home is that the story of Moses was seriously popular and surely this must be from the promotion efforts of Herod the Great in the decades before the birth of Jesus. This produced a market for other versions and the clear association with the ruling family getting into the mix. This myth making all took place 1500 years after any of the events and several hundred years since the Hebrews put their founding story together after Babylon and all done during an era in which the Jews were distributed throughout the roman empire. The truth is simply lost to histor... more »

New DNA Study Suggests African Humans Interbred With European Neanderthals Way Earlier Than We Think

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
[image: New DNA Study Suggests African Humans Interbred With European Neanderthals Way Earlier Than We Think] We need to assume that hunting bands from many lineages distributed themselves through all of Eurasia depending mostly on adaptation to the climate. Mobility was never an issue. It only got interesting when large tribes or villages became possible. This allowed a territory supporting n hunting bands of say two dozen individuals at best to suddenly face some of their number to jump in size to around 120 or so. Bands unable to follow suit simply were absorbed a...more »

Modern Possessions: What Evil is Behind the Resurgence in Demand for Exorcisms?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
[image: Painting of Father General Saint Francis Borgia, SJ, performing an exorcism, by Goya.] The first physical reality is that we are third tier chemical bodies operated by very physical second tier so called spirit bodies formed out of Dark Matter and it all looks like a damn computer. On death we separate and usually connect up with those we are like and commune. However profoundly discordant individuals also do the same and create their own hell. some even run free. All this provides a cast of bad actors quite able to infiltrate a body and spirit for its own pleasures. Thu... more »

Kolbrin - Kadmis

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
The forth year in the cycle of Balgren is a specific date surely tied to zodiac. Thus perhaps the beginning of the age of Pisces around 1000 AD This item sounds like the setting up of a monastery for this group of folk. If this was the actual founding of Glastonbury then its destruction is hardly a surprise as it was outside the local power arrangements. Presume this is early Glastonbury. . *CHAPTER FIFTEEN * *THE BOOK OF KADMIS * *By command of our master Lodas, son of Kadmis and Karla, by the hand of Orailuga, the writer bom of the **Hortheni. Set down in the seven and ... more »

HA Goodman on the Clinton Foundation in Haiti, what happened to the money raised and what happened to Klaus Eberwein

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
https://youtu.be/s_SPSyFv-5Q It's odd how HA Goodman can ask about the Clinton Foundation in Haiti, what happened to the money raised and what happened to Klaus Eberwein, but CNN and the BBC have no interest at all. Why might that be?

Houthi snipers take out several Saudi soldiers in Najran, Jizan – video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:45 A.M.) – Houthi snipers were on the prowl, Wednesday, targeting Saudi soldiers in the contested Najran Region of Saudi Arabia. Video footage from the official media wing of the Houthi forces shows their snipers hitting at least three Saudi soldiers at the Al-Talaa Base. More footage was later released showing Houthi snipers […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syria: SAA capture parts of eastern Damascus – video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) launched a successful attack against militant forces in Damascus, Wednesday, reportedly recapturing Al-Khir Market and Al-Sonbol petrol station during fierce clashes with militants in the suburb of ‘Ayn Tarma in the eastern part of the capital. The successful attack was carried out by the Syrian […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In pictures: US rushes more military equipment to SDF in Raqqa

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:50 A.M.) – Photo evidence has been released showing yet more US-approved armaments and heavy military equipment being trucked across northern Syria to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) battling ISIS in the city of Raqqa. The photos come amid three intriguing developments taking place in regards to the SDF and the battle for […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

U.N.'s 17 sustainable goals by 2030: what the youth gets brainwashed with

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
Bill Nye, a former actor, is looking forward to the day when the older people will die out. The death of the older people is a necessary condition for progress in climate science, Bill Nye tells us. Just try to appreciate how sick this individual is. In the real world, the progress in science doesn't require anyone's death. A scientist may do his research equally well if others – including the wrong ones, if they are wrong at all – stay alive. Nye's statement is just another example of the far left-wing Nazis' complete inability (or their lack of will) to distinguish science from po... more »

WaPo reporter tells MSNBC that Americans are too stupid to understand “Trump-Russia” story (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 22 hours ago
WaPo Reporter: Trump voters do not care about Russia because "names are incredibly hard to pronounce." The post WaPo reporter tells MSNBC that Americans are too stupid to understand “Trump-Russia” story (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

New poll exposes massive gap between what Americans care about and what media care about

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 22 hours ago
Americans could not care less about Russia. The post New poll exposes massive gap between what Americans care about and what media care about appeared first on The Duran.

CONFIRMED: Iraq buys large quantity of Russian tanks

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 22 hours ago
In spite of being heavily reliant on US military hardware, Baghdad has opted to purchase new Russian T-90 tanks. The post CONFIRMED: Iraq buys large quantity of Russian tanks appeared first on The Duran.

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
Senator John McCain diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer https://t.co/ruVbIHcwUm pic.twitter.com/jBjf8i5q0C — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 20, 2017 Melania and I send our thoughts and prayers to Senator McCain, Cindy, and their entire family. pic.twitter.com/SO4XYgnyug — President Trump (@POTUS) July 20, 2017 Venezuela crisis: Donald Trump waves a stick but sanctions could backfire, analysts warn https://t.co/VmacpC2bKh pic.twitter.com/0ParS2XQBg — AFP news agency (@AFP) July 20, 2017 Russia, U.S. duel at U.N. over whether North Korea fired long-range missile https://t.co/... more »

5.8 M Quake Near Ongoing Fukushima Nuclear Disaster Site; Torrential Rains; Threats Of Increased Dumping of Radioactive Water to the Pacific

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 23 hours ago
https://earthquake.usgs.gov/earthquakes/eventpage/us20009yb7 “Magnitude 5.8 quake hits on Japan’s Honshu: PTWC Posted:Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:27:07 -0400 SYDNEY (Reuters) – An earthquake with … Continue reading →

University first-class degrees soaring per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
Chronic grade inflation? 'The proportion of top degree grades being awarded by UK universities has soared - with some universities giving first-class degrees to more than a third of their students. The University of Surrey awarded a first-class degree to 41% of students last year, more than doubling the proportion five years ago. And firsts awarded at the University of East Anglia have almost trebled to 37%. Professor of education Alan Smithers called it "chronic grade inflation".' More here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-40654933 More dumbed down courses and grade inflati... more »

Can Trump use the presidential pardon to thwart the Russia investigations?

Austin Sarat, Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science, Amherst College at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 23 hours ago
Speculation is mounting that President Donald Trump could issue a pardon to members of his family and close associates who are suspected of colluding with Russia in the 2016 campaign. Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee, recently cautioned about “the possibility of presidential pardons in this process.” The June 2016 meeting of Donald Trump Jr., Paul Manafort, Jared Kushner and Russian go-betweens promising dirt about Hillary Clinton raises the specter of criminal liability under campaign finance laws. Those laws prohibit foreign nationals from ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Fueling Underway* An Air Force F-22 Raptor aircraft is refueled by a KC-10 Extender aircraft over the Atlantic Ocean, July 15, 2017. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Mark C. Olsen *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *Airmen Refuel F-22 Raptors Over Atlantic Ocean* (US Department of Defense).

U.S. Military Is Learning The Value Of Lower Cost Weapons In The War Against The Islamic State

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Army soldier launches AeroVironment's Puma unmanned aerial vehicle during an Iraqi security forces' offensive on an ISIS position near the western edge of Mosul, Iraq, March 19, 2017. Source: Army/Staff Sgt. Jason Hull *CNBC: **ISIS fight shows US military can use lower-cost weapons with lethal results* * The fight against the Islamic State is seen as a learning opportunity for the U.S. military as it looks to a future of a new kind of opponent in urban settings. * Low-cost solutions, whether in precision weapons or lighter attack aircraft, provide advantages in an era of con... more »

President Trump Cancels CIA Program Started By President Obama To Arm And Train Syria's Rebels

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*New York Times*: *Trump Ends Covert Aid to Syrian Rebels Trying to Topple Assad* President Trump has ended the clandestine American program to provide arms and supplies to Syrian rebel groups, American officials said, a recognition that the effort was failing and that the administration has given up hope of helping to topple the government of President Bashar al-Assad. The decision came more than a month ago, the officials said, by which time the effort to deliver the arms had slowed to a trickle. It was never publicly announced, just as the beginnings of the program four years ... more »

Study: Increased Credit Hours’ Impact on Graduation Rates ‘Very Limited’

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
A recent study finds that excess credit hour policies were having a “very limited” impact on graduation rates and degree completion, but were plunging students deeper into debt.

HBCU Leaders Aim to Make Campuses More LGBTQ Inclusive

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
HBCU presidents and executives convened a summit to develop more strategic ways to turn their campuses into safe spaces for students that identify as LGBTQ.

President Trump reverses Barack Obama’s discriminatory anti-Christian refugee policy

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 1 day ago
Trump shows he is a leader who cares for Christians refugees and migrants. The post President Trump reverses Barack Obama’s discriminatory anti-Christian refugee policy appeared first on The Duran.

Former UN Ambassador Samantha Power emerges as central figure in Obama unmasking crimes

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 1 day ago
Former UN Ambassador Samantha Power is now a central figure in Obama unmasking investigation. The post Former UN Ambassador Samantha Power emerges as central figure in Obama unmasking crimes appeared first on The Duran.

TURKEY-LEAKS: Ankara’s state-owned media leaks location of secret US bases on Twitter

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 1 day ago
The Anadolu Agency's publication of secret US bases in Syria has been condemned by The Pentagon and is indicative of Ankara's declining relationship with the United States. The post TURKEY-LEAKS: Ankara’s state-owned media leaks location of secret US bases on Twitter appeared first on The Duran.

U.S. Senator John McCain Has Been Diagnosed With Aggressive Brain Cancer

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*CNN*: *Sen. John McCain has brain cancer, aggressive tumor surgically removed* (CNN)Sen. John McCain, 80, has been diagnosed with a primary glioblastoma, a type of brain tumor, Mayo Clinic doctors directly involved in the senator's care told CNN exclusively. The doctors spoke directly to CNN Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta. The senator underwent surgery to remove a blood clot on Friday at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Phoenix. Lab results from that surgery confirmed the presence of brain cancer associated with the blood clot. Glioblastoma is a particularly aggressive tum... more »

Spirit Resistance Radio South Dakota 2017

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago

Love Letter: Warriors and The Word: Censored News hits 17 Million

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
By Brenda Norrell Censored News In a couple of days, Censored News will cross the 17 million mark for pageviews. We did it with no funding. For 11 years, since the time I was censored and blacklisted out of the mainstream, the Word has prevailed. The Word is actually the words of many. These are the words of the Good Hearts. They are the words, images and sounds of the writers, photographers

Everything You Need to Know About Russia's New Sukhoi Su-30SM1 Fighter

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * And its all becuase of Syria. Russia has developed a new modernized version of the Sukhoi Su-30SM Flanker-H that features upgraded avionics and weapons. Designated as the Su-30SM1, the aircraft leverages the operational lessons that Russia has learned during its operations over Syria, according to a report in the Russian-language newspaper *Izvestia*. According to the report, Irkut—United Aircraft Corporation subsidiary that builds the Su-30SM1—has built several examples of the new variant of the jet. However, defense industry sources tell *The Nati...more »

The Forgotten Weapon That Helped the Allies Win World War II

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, * The Universal Carrier was used by every Allied army in every single theater of the war. The origins of the Universal Carrier can be traced to the Ford T-powered Carden-Loyd machines developed in Great Britain in the mid-1920s, specifically the Mark VI model of 1927. When Carden-Loyd merged with Vickers-Armstrongs in 1928 the small machine-gun carrier—cramped, lightly protected, unreliable but cheap to produce—became a major component of the British Army. In 1934 Vickers-Armstrong launched a new model carrier designated the D50. The body was... more »

U.S. Marines Will Soon Be Lighter and Deadlier

James Clark, Task and Purpose at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*James Clark, Task and Purpose* *Security, * It's because of new body armor, plates, packs and helmets “Everything but the kitchen sink” might as well be the maxim of post-9/11 Marines who lugged half their body weight across Afghanistan and Iraq. Now, after years of bad backs, aching knees, and endless griping, the Marine Corps — in a joint effort with the Army — is racing to lighten the load. The service is planning some changes to its body armor, ballistic plates, packs, and issuing lighter helmets across the Fleet Marine Force, according to Marine Corps Systems Command. Take ... more »

ISIS faces extinction in central Syria – Map update

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:15 A.M.) – A grand pincer movement against the so-called Islamic State is taking place in central Syria. At both the northern and the southern prongs of this pincer is a seemingly restless force of men – fighting not only the terrorist group, but also time – with one immediate goal in mind: […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

(NY TIMES) Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee known for his independent streak over more than three decades in the Senate, has been diagnosed with brain cancer, his office disclosed Wednesday evening in a statement from the Mayo Clinic. The statement said the medical condition was discovered after Mr. McCain, 80, a Republican […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Dueling Polls?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
PPP's findings on a 2020 contest between Bernie and Trumpanzee were very clear. Bernie would beat him-- and beat him very, very big-- 52% to 39%. I tried to remember off the top of my head the last time there had been a 13 point spread between 2 presidential candidates. Obama beat Romney with a 4 point spread and bear McCain with a 7 pointer. In 2000, George W Bush-- like Trump-- lost the popular vote and in 2004 he won by 2 points. To get into a double digit win you have to go all the way back to Ronald Reagan's 1984 reelection when he beat Walter Mondale by about 18 points. But B... more »

Jordan Peterson: Humans are a cancer on the planet? What a hell of a thing to say!

AV at The Verma Report - 1 day ago
Jordan Peterson: "Humans are a cancer on the planet? What a hell of a thing to say!"

THEY Are Already Here, And It’s What the So-Called Elite Are Worshiping! FALLEN ONES!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 19, 2017 Some very “peculiar signals” have been noticed coming from a star just 11 light-years away, scientists in Puerto Rico say. The mystery has gripped the internet as speculation mounts about the potential for a discovery of alien life on the red dwarf star known as Ross 128 — despite the […]

Mark Weber: Wilhelm Höttl And The Elusive ‘Six Million’! Part 2 – How Many Jews Died?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
In war the first casualty is truth. The truth is: the founding of modern Israel is based on lies. Modern Ashekenazi Khazarian Jews(90+% of modern Jewry) are not the Jews of the Bible! – Wilhelm Höttl and the Elusive ‘Six Million’ by Mark Weber, Institute for Historical Review Part 2 continuation of Part 1 here! […]

Collapse of Western Civilization | Jim Rogers

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 19, 2017 Legendary investor Jim Rogers says Western Civilization is going to collapse. Debt is higher than ever. Therefore, this crisis “will be worse than anything in our lifetime,” Rogers predicts. Governments, countries, and banks will fail, he says. How should we prepare? “If you start investing in things you don’t know […]

US Military Establishment Study: The American Empire Is ‘Collapsing’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
US Military Establishment Study: The American Empire Is ‘Collapsing’ by Darius Shahtahmasebi, http://theantimedia.org/ (ANTIMEDIA Op-Ed) A new study conducted by members of the U.S. military establishment has concluded that the U.S.-led international global order established after World War II is “fraying” and may even be “collapsing” as the U.S. continues to lose its position of “primacy” in world affairs. – “In […]

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