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Thomas Paine

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Friday, July 21, 2017

21 July - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:25 pm MDT

Spicer Resigns as White House Press Secretary

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has resigned over hiring of new communications aide.

No Dye: Cancer Patients’ Gray Hair Darkened on Immune Drugs

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
Photos provided by the Journal of the American Medical Association in July 2017 showed a cancer patient whose hair turned dark on new immunotherapy drugs.

Bennington’s Death Mirrors That of Close Friend Cornell

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
The death of Linkin Park's Chester Bennington struck similarities to that of fellow rocker and close friend Chris Cornell, who died in May 2017.

Post Mosul Liberation Day 10 Jul 20 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
July 20, the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) admitted that fighting continued in the Old City of West Mosul. First, U.S. led Coalition spokesman Colonel Ryan Dillon told Rudaw that there were no reported clashes going on inside Mosul anymore. However, according General Haidar Ali al-Shemari of the Golden Division there were occasional gunfights occurring in the Old City. Those were happeningin Qalahat and Shahwan along the Tigris River. Yesterday, a suicide bomber hit a police unit in the former killing three and wounding two. Two more bombers were killed in Yarmouk, which is in the we... more »

"Al Swearengen’s Take On Misfortune"; Strong Language Alert!

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Al Swearengen’s Take On Misfortune "* *STRONG LANGUAGE ALERT!* “Pain, or damage, don’t end the world- or despair or f***in’ beatings. The world ends when you’re dead. Until then, you’ve got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man- and give some back.” “Al Swearengen,” Ian McShane’s character in “Deadwood” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z2Q7YRDL90E

"Stand Up..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
“Failure is inevitable, unavoidable, but failure should never get the last word. You have to hold on to what you want. You have to not take no for an answer and take what’s coming to you. Never give in, never give up. Stand up. Stand up and take it.” - "Meredith Grey," “Grey’s Anatomy” ○ "You cannot kill me here. Bring your soldiers, your death, your disease, your collapsed economy because it doesn't matter, I have nothing left to lose and you cannot kill me here. Bring the tears of orphans and the wails of a mother's loss, bring your Jesus on a cross, bring your hate and bitterness ... more »

"Here Are America's Most Underfunded Corporate Pensions"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Here Are America's Most Underfunded Corporate Pensions"* by Tyler Durden "We spend a lot of time talking about the public pension crisis because, well, it's a massive $5 - $8 trillion dollar overhang on the economy and one which will undoubtedly result in some heartache for investors at some point in the future. Unfortunately, there are some problems that are too large for even U.S. taxpayers to fix and, with an underfunding of $52,000 (mid-point) per household, somehow we suspect this is one of them. Of course, our nation's various governmental institutions aren't the only ones... more »

Rupert Sheldrake – The Science Delusion (A BANNED TED TALK)

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 13 hours ago
I totally respect and love Rupert Sheldrake and I’m not at all surprised that the TED TALK organization censored his talk. I’m also not the least bit surprised that they had this to say about the censorship : “After due diligence, including a survey of published scientific research and recommendations from our Science Board and

How to find out if your doctor is beholden to Pharma

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 13 hours ago
(Editor’s Note: Thanks to Mamavation for this helpful article.) We all know when we see celebrities or athletes promoting a product on television that they’ve been paid for their endorsement. Sarah Jessica Parker probably doesn’t really use boxed hair dye, but we let that slide because it’s obvious she’s just a paid spokesperson for the brand. That’s

Dark Secrets of the Rockefeller Family: FREE short documentary

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 13 hours ago
The Rockefeller family has become one of the most wealthy and most powerful families on earth. But, they don’t always use their power for good, in fact, many would argue, they never have and never will. Decide for yourself after watching the short documentary below and reading the suggested articles, as well. RELATED ARTICLES: IG

Overwhelming evidence suggests vitamins can be as effective as antidepressants

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 13 hours ago
By Dr. Mercola One in 20 Americans over the age of 12 struggles with depression and 11 percent of the U.S. population over the age of 12 is on antidepressant medication. This, despite overwhelming evidence showing that antidepressants are no better than placebo in terms of effectiveness. As noted in a 2014 paper on antidepressants and the

Trump Ends Syrian Regime Change Campaign

Justin Raimondo at 13 hours ago
[image: undefined] The headline in the Washington Post said it all: “Trump ends covert CIA program to arm anti-Assad rebels in Syria, a move sought by Moscow.” The madness that has infected what passes for journalism today could not be more starkly dramatized: everything is seen through the distorting lens of Russophobia. It doesn’t matter that that the program had failed to achieve its ostensible goal, and that the US-vetted rebels had for the most part defected to al-Qaeda, al-Nusra, and ISIS. Atrocities committed by the “moderate” rebels go unmentioned. That real experts on the r... more »

US Urges All Nationals In North Korea To 'Depart Immediately,' Bans Tourists From Visiting

Tyler Durden at 13 hours ago
[image: undefined] Dennis Rodman will be disappointed to learn that the US is set to ban all citizens from traveling to North Korea, according to two agencies that operate tours there. Koryo Tours and Young Pioneer Tours said the ban would be announced on 27 July to come into effect 30 days later, the BBC reported. "After the 30-day grace period any US national that travels to North Korea will have their passport invalidated by their government." The ban comes one month after US student Otto Warmbier died following his imprisonment by the Kim regime. China-based Young Pioneer Tours... more »

Chinese Warships Arrive In The Baltics For Drills With The Russian Navy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
The Telegraph:* US 'closely tracking' as Chinese navy in the Baltics for war games with Russia* Chinese warships will join Vladimir Putin’s navy in the Baltic Sea on Friday ahead of war games which are being watched closely by Western powers. The drills, which are a sign of both the growing reach of the Chinese military and closer strategic ties between Moscow and Beijing, kick off a busy summer of drills by Russia in eastern Europe which have raised alarm in Washington. China’s most advanced guided-missile destroyers are expected to arrive in the Russian enclave of Kalingrad o... more »

World News Briefs -- July 21, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*DW:** Palestinian protests over Jerusalem Temple Mount site turn deadly* *Two Palestinians have been reported killed in protests in Jerusalem over restrictions at Haram al-Sharif, also known as Temple Mount. Israel caused outrage by installing metal detectors at the holy site.* The Palestinian protests - triggered by tensions over the placement of metal detectors at a Jerusalem holy site - turned into clashes in which two men were shot dead on Friday. News of the deaths came from the Palestinian health ministry. The ministry also said at least 20 people were hospitalized from rub... more »

Pentagon Dumps $65 Million Into Mind-control Project

Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: pentagon-dumps-65-million-into-mind-control-project] The U.S. Army’s research arm — DARPA — just received $65 million from American taxpayers to develop a way to plug a human brain directly into a computer.

House Votes Overwhelmingly to Reauthorize DHS

Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: house-votes-overwhelmingly-to-reauthorize-dhs] Despite the best efforts of the Liberty Caucus, the House of Representatives voted July 20 to reauthorize the Department of Homeland Security.

Rahm Emanuel's Proposal Requires Approved Post-grad Plan or No Diploma

Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: rahm-emanuel-s-proposal-requires-approved-post-grad-plan-or-no-diploma] Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's plan for his city's public schools could have the effect of funneling poor students into the military.

Months after neuroscientist flagged errors, Nature journal corrects them — and more

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
When a neuroscientist noticed there were problems with his January 2017 paper in Nature Neuroscience, he didn’t wait for the journal to take action — instead, he published his concerns about four figures on PubMed Commons. Months later, the journal has issued formal corrections to those figures — along with several more. In February […] The post Months after neuroscientist flagged errors, Nature journal corrects them — and more appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Hanford Nuclear Site: After President Trump’s Budget Proposal Comes up Short, Sen. Murray’s Proposal For A Nearly $200 Million Increase for Nuclear Waste Cleanup Goes To Full Senate Vote

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 13 hours ago
Hanford Tunnel cave-in photo May 9th 2017 Hanford gov These nuclear clean-up sites need to be handled either by non-profits/not-for-profits … Continue reading →

Earthquake Hits Resorts in Greece and Turkey, Killing Two Tourists

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
Nearly 500 people were injured after a 6.5-magnitude earthquake shook the Greek island of Kos and the Aegean coast of Turkey.

CONFIRMED: ISIS in Syria helps fund ISIS in Philippines

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 14 hours ago
A network of money transfers from ISIS in the Middle East to its syndicates in Asia combined with the drugs trade has allowed ISIS to enrich itself in Philippines. The post CONFIRMED: ISIS in Syria helps fund ISIS in Philippines appeared first on The Duran.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 21, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters:* *U.S. general says allies worry Russian war game may be 'Trojan horse'* BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. allies in eastern Europe and Ukraine are worried that Russia's planned war games in September could be a "Trojan horse" aimed at leaving behind military equipment brought into Belarus, the U.S. Army's top general in Europe said on Thursday. Russia has sought to reassure NATO that the military exercises will respect international limits on size, but NATO and U.S. official remain wary about their scale and scope. U.S. Army Lieutenant General Ben Hodges, who heads U.S. Army for... more »

The Post should start using its number words!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017Today, we have counting of sources:* With apologies to Henry Reed, today we have counting of sources. We refer to the front-page report in the Washington Post which drove cable news last night. Rather, it drove cable news after 9:15 Eastern, when the news report appeared on the Post web site. Rachel explained how the posting had affected her personally. After that, she began to discuss what the Post report said. This is now the established pattern in so-called cable news. Every night, something appears on the web site of the Post or the New York Times. After... more »

US-style livestock farming will not come to the UK, says Michael Gove

Madlen Davies at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 14 hours ago
Responding to the Bureau's findings that megafarms have grown across the country, the Environment Secretary said high standards would be maintained once Britain leaves the EU.

Some random stuff after wasting the morning slithering around the interwebs...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 14 hours ago
*is interwebs a word?* What makes us do this? Why do we feel the need to "know" everything that is going on? It's a question for the techie world we inhabit now. I have no answer. Then again - I sort of *do* have an answer. Every morning at the close of my morning pages I ask myself: 1. What do I need to know? 2. What do I need to try? 3. What do I need to accept? 4. What do I need to do? This morning's insight into my wasted time cruising aimlessly around the news sites, Daily Mail (pictures are great), Facecrap, (but no kitteh videos since I have my very own kitteh ... more »

Body Cam Shows Cowardly Cop Trespass, Shoot Docile Dogs Wagging Their Tails

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: dogs]The same department that killed Justine Damond was seen on body camera footage shooting two family dogs for no reason.

Police Devise New Revenue Scam by Citing People Who Forget to Press Crosswalk Button

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: crosswalk]Police devise plan to ticket pedestrians who forget to press the crosswalk button in their latest attempt to bolster revenue while real crime goes unsolved.

Charges against Thanou taking longer than expected because so much evidence against her…

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 14 hours ago
I suspect Greece’s Supreme Court President Vasiliki Thanou is not going to be enjoying her retirement as much as she peruses the evidence of her crimes……… 20.07.2017 Από Jane Burgermeister Θεοτοκοπούλου 4-6 Λάρισα jmburgermeister@gmail.com Προς το Ανώτατο Πειθαρχικό Συμβούλιο του Αρείου Πάγου, Προς το Γενικός Επιθεωρητής Δημόσιας Διοίκησηςτη, Προς το Συνήγορος του Πολίτη, Γράφω αυτή την […]

Florida man upset that utility trucks are parked near his lawn, starts shooting.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
WILD video - WATCH as #Hialeah Police say 64y/o man shot at 2 @ATT trucks outside his home. All caught on camera. No one hurt. @wsvn pic.twitter.com/to9WjUD1kL — Joe Roetz 7News (@JoeRoetz) July 20, 2017 Courtesy of the Miami Herald: *He didn't like the AT&T work trucks in front of his Hialeah home, so Jorge Jove retrieved his revolver and began shooting out the tires and the engine, police said. * *Cell phone video rolled as Jove, 64, calmly walked around the first truck and shot at all four tires. The sound of the air coming out of the tires followed the blast. * *Jove then w... more »

What a War Between Iran and America Would Look Like

Harry J. Kazianis at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Harry J. Kazianis* *Security, Middle East* It would be total hell. The facts are simple: Washington and Tehran are locked into a long-term geopolitical contest throughout the Middle East that will span decades—a similar contest in many ways to Washington and Beijing’s battle for influence in the Asia-Pacific and wider Indo-Pacific regions. Over the long term, the U.S.-Iranian struggle throughout the Middle East could very well be a mini-Thucydides trap, to steal the phrase from my beloved Harvard’s resident geostrategic guru, Graham Allison—the classic tale of how when a risi... more »

The EU Can't Afford to Ignore Europe's Migrant Crisis

Naman Jain at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Naman Jain* *Security, Europe* [image: Refugees and migrants try to warm themselves as they take a break at a petrol station before abandoning their trek to the Hungarian border, in the town of Indjija, Serbia October 5, 2016. REUTERS/Marko Djurica] Brussels should help eastern Europe forge an effective funding and financing plan to help stop the conflict in Syria. A lot has been happening in the midst of the European migrant crisis. Most notably, the political debate between EU member states is widening on how to best handle this significantly deteriorating crisis. Specifically... more »

This Promethean Moment

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 15 hours ago
The Trump-Putin summit is being followed up with further ceasefires in Syria, leading, as President Trump has said, to a ceasefire across the whole country—so that soon, the only gunfire in Syria will be that directed against the terrorists, until they are defeated. At the same time, the State Department and the Russian Foreign Ministry have set in motion two long-term strategic dialogues. Further, the exchange of new Ambassadors between Washington and Moscow is being expedited, as the two Presidents agreed on July 7. But at the same time, an unchecked, out-of-control world financ... more »

Top U.S. General Voices His Fears On The Rise Of 'Killer Robots'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*The Hill*: *Top US general warns against rogue killer robots* The second-highest-ranking general in the U.S. military on Tuesday warned lawmakers against equipping the armed forces with autonomous weapons systems that humans could lose control of and advocated for keeping the "ethical rules of war" in place. In a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Tuesday, Gen. Paul Selva responded to a question from Sen. Gary Peters (D-Mich.) about a Defense Department directive that requires a human operator to be involved in the decision-making process when it comes to taking lives wit... more »

Syrian Rebels Feel Abandoned By The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Thousands of FSA rebels were trained in a covert CIA programme in Turkey and Jordan. *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. officia... more »

"No Ways Tired in A Sea of Lies"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
"No Ways Tired in A Sea of Lies" by Chris Floyd "I think we are living in a world of lies: lies that don't even know they are lies, because they are the children and grandchildren of lies. One of the hardest things to accept is that the reality of our world is buried under so many layers of official deception and well-cultivated public ignorance about our history and our political system. Even if you break through somehow, momentarily, and hold up a fragment of the truth, most people have no context for dealing with it. It's like a bolt from the blue, they can't process the informa... more »

"When We Can No Longer Tell the Truth..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"When We Can No Longer Tell the Truth..."* by Charles Hugh Smith "Truth is treason in the empire of lies." - Ron Paul "When we can no longer tell the truth because the truth will bring the whole rotten, fragile status quo down in a heap of broken promises and lies, we've reached the perfection of dysfunction. You know the one essential guideline to "leadership" in a doomed dysfunctional system: when it gets serious, you have to lie. In other words, the status quo's secular goddess is TINA - there is no alternative to lying, because the truth will bring the whole corrupt structure ... more »

Jumped the gun: Paper about non-finalized guidelines is retracted

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
Too soon? A surgeon is retracting his overview of new hernia surgery guidelines after it was published before the guidelines were finalized. The paper, published in German in the journal, Der Chirurg, was also retracted because — according to two co-authors of the new guidelines — the final version of the guidelines was supposed to […] The post Jumped the gun: Paper about non-finalized guidelines is retracted appeared first on Retraction Watch.


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Satellite Snafu Masked True Sea Level Rise for Decades Scotland Powering Country on Wind video California lawmakers passed a landmark climate change bill — and environmental groups aren't happy about it Greece Brain Drain: 33% Of Unemployed Looking For Jobs Abroad Vs 11% In 2015 Here's Why The US Just Took 'Rebranded' Al-Nusra Front Off Terror Watch-Lists Purchases Of US Real Estate By Foreigners Hit All-Time High In 2016 Wal-Mart Replaces More Than 4,000 Employees With Machines Pentagon Furious After Turkey Leaks U.S. Base Locations In Syria: "Hard Not To See... more »

LAVROV: US bases in Syria have “NO LEGAL BASIS”

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Russia's Foreign Minister reminds the world of a crucial fact that many seem to have forgotten. The post LAVROV: US bases in Syria have “NO LEGAL BASIS” appeared first on The Duran.

JERUSALEM: 2 Palestinian teens shot dead by Israelis during protests

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
One Palestinian teen has been killed while 50 people are reportedly injured. The post JERUSALEM: 2 Palestinian teens shot dead by Israelis during protests appeared first on The Duran.

Hezbollah intensifies attack on Lebanese-Syrian border

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:15 P.M.) – Hezbollah has stepped up the intensity of their attacks in the ‘Arsal Barrens, striking the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham at several axes near the Syrian border-crossing. According to a Syrian military source in Damascus, Hezbollah has destroyed several HTS mechanisms in the ‘Arsal Barrens this afternoon, hitting militant […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Israeli settler murders Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:35 P.M.) – An Israeli settler murdered a Palestinian teenager during the mass demonstration outside the Al-Aqsa Mosque, today, Maan News Agency reported this afternoon. The Palestinian teenager was identified by local activists as Mohammad Sharif, 17, of Jerusalem. Sharif is the first Palestinian murdered during the “Day of Rage for Al-Aqsa” – […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

BREAKING: Syrian Army advances 30 kilometers through ISIS-held eastern Raqqa

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:40 P.M.) – Moments ago, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) captured two towns on the Euphrates River after advancing some 35 kilometers through ISIS-held territory in rural Raqqa. Back by pro-government tribal fighters, the SAA’s Tiger Forces dashed across eastern Raqqa and captured the neighboring towns of Dalha and Al-Aukarishi, thus reaching the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

First Hezbollah casualties reported from east Lebanon offensive

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:15 P.M.) – Two Hezbollah soldiers have been reported killed in-action by the Lebanese organization’s official media wing, Friday, following intense fighting along the Syrian-Lebanese border. According to Hezbollah’s official media wing, the two soldiers were identified as Hussein Zuheir Salim (AKA ‘Jawad’) and Yasser Aymen Chammas. Hezbollah is actively participating on both […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army completes phase one of east Damascus offensive

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) completed the first phase of their east Damascus offensive, Friday, a military source told Al-Masdar this afternoon. According to the military source, the Syrian Arab Army secured the perimeter around the northeastern perimeter of the Al-Sonbol Station in the ‘Ayn Tarma Triangle, destroying two Faylaq […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US caves to Israeli interests in Syrian de-escalation deal: report

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:10 P.M.) – The U.S. caved to Israeli interests when it came to implementing the ongoing de-escalation zones in Syria, a high-ranking source from the Russian Foreign Ministry told Russia’s Izvestia newspaper Friday. “The principal aim during the talks was to thwart the creation of a foothold for a Shiite Blitzkrieg towards the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEOS: Hezbollah heavy artillery annihilates HTS jihadists in Qalamoun mountains

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – As mentioned earlier, the bilateral offensive action by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Lebanese Army and Hezbollah to expel Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) jihadists from their last positions along the Syrian-Lebanese border is currently in full-swing. The pro-government forces involved in this operation have brought forth their most capable […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Over 50 worshipers injured by Israeli police at Al-Aqsa Mosque

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – Some 50 Muslim worshipers were reportedly injured by Israeli forces in Eastern Jerusalem, Thursday, during the ongoing protest against the recent installment of metal detectors at the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Three protesters were reported to have sustained serious injuries, with one requiring surgery. The demonstration continues following a […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Kurdish forces flee Afrin village under heavy bombardment from Turkey-led rebels

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEABNON (1:00 P.M.) – Turkish-led Islamist militants of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) has released footage captured by one of their drones showing Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) forces hurriedly vacating the village of Ayn Duknah under bombardment from rebel mortars and artillery. Ayn Duknah, currently held by the YPG, has been subject to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

THE RELIABLE ABSENCE OF BASIC SKILLS: Without any question, a clear mistake!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017Interlude—Following which, the fall:* Oof. Undeniably, without any question, Masha Gessen made a clear mistake. This serves to remind us that everyone does. At any rate, Gessen's clear mistake came when she uttered these words: GESSEN (5/7/17): And even the word "unintelligible," inserted by the journalist, means nothing, because *how can something be unintelligible when uttered face to face in an interview?* [AUDIENCE LAUGHTER] [APPLAUSE] Oof. As we noted yesterday, those words were part of Gessen's lecture to the 2017 PEN World Voices Festival. She was d... more »

A Circular Investigation Squad

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 16 hours ago
In a plot reminiscent of Agatha Christie's *And Then There Were None*, they're killing each other off in Washington. Robert Mueller is investigating Donald Trump, and Donald Trump is investigating Robert Mueller. The president has essentially issued a dictum of no confidence in Jeff Sessions, whereupon Attorney General Sessions ominously declared that he'll stay on the job anyway, for as long as it's "appropriate." As long as he has time to whip up a bunch of indictments against Trump, Incorporated? The soon-to-be paroled O.J. Simpson had better get moving on that multimillion-dolla... more »

The Islamic State Is Reinventing Itself For Guerrilla Warfare

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
An ISIS militant carrying the regime's flag in a propaganda video. Twitter *Reuters:** 'We have tougher days coming': ISIS is reinventing itself for guerrilla warfare* MOSUL (Reuters) - Islamic State militants began reinventing themselves months before U.S.-backed Iraqi forces ended their three-year reign of terror in Mosul, putting aside the dream of a modern-day caliphate and preparing the ground for a different fight. Intelligence and local officials said that, a few months ago, they noticed a growing stream of commanders and fighters flowing out of the city to the Hamrin mount... more »

TIME: President Obama Approved A Plan That Included Deploying Armed Federal Officers If Election-Day Interference Had Caused Widespread Disruption In The 2016 Vote

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Time:* *Inside the Secret Plan to Stop Vladimir Putin’s U.S. Election Plot* Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin was at his desk on June 7, 2016, when the calls started coming in. It was the day of the California presidential primary, and upset voters wanted the county's top prosecutor to know that they had been prevented from casting their ballots. "There were people calling our office and filing complaints that they had tried to vote and that their registration had been changed unbeknownst to them," says Hestrin. Soon there were more than 20 reports of trouble, and ... more »

Randy Bryce-- On The Environmental Challenges That Face Us All

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Let me put the bullshit smear about Randy Bryce favoring tar sands to bed right here and now. A political operative being paid to smear Bryce in progressive circles-- something that helps no one but Ryan-- has been running around making up stories about how he was pro-tar sands pipeline and basing it on "his union was for it and he's for his union, so therefor..." The assertions didn't jibe with Randy's very vocal backing for Bernie in Wisconsin, even after his union endorsed and started working for Hillary, nor did it fit in with discussions I've had with Randy before he declared... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
So we know this from a *Washington Post* story: Some of President Trump’s lawyers are exploring ways to limit or undercut special counsel Robert S. Mueller III’s Russia investigation, building a case against what they allege are his conflicts of interest.... And we know this from a *New York Times* story: President Trump’s lawyers and aides are scouring the professional and political backgrounds of investigators hired by the special counsel Robert S. Mueller III, looking for conflicts of interest they could use to discredit the investigation — or even build a case to fire Mr. Muelle... more »

Still Neanderthals

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
The Conservative Party of Canada is still the same venomous bunch they were under Stephen Harper. Michael Harris writes: The truth is the CPC still thinks that the Highway of Hate is the road back to power. They believe that the Omar Khadr case is the perfect, partisan political issue — both to punish the Liberals and to raise money from their base. What is that hardcore after following the crushing defeat of 2015? These are the people who liked the idea of banning the hijab, loved the Barbaric Practices Act and wanted to see Omar Khadr rot in jail for the rest of his life — his ... more »

Conflict in the countryside: How intensive farms are dividing rural Britain

Madlen Davies at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 16 hours ago
In a picturesque Herefordshire village, a poultry megafarm has met opposition. The farmer and his neighbour tell their side of the story in their own words.


KRandle at A Different Perspective - 16 hours ago
(*Blogger’s Note*: I’m sure that you all remember the stir caused by the revelation of yet another eyewitness to the Roswell UFO crash. This was Charles Forgus whose story was told in Dr. Irena Scott’s book, *UFOs TODAY, 70 Years of Lies, Misinformation and Government Cover-Up. *Here, is the update on that story, supplied by Philip Mantle who has communicated with Forgus family members. This takes the story out of the Roswell narrative, but indicates that it deserves a footnote in it.) Information and story by *Philip Mantle* In June 2017, I released the testimony of the late Deputy... more »

The U.S. Navy's Ultimate Fantasy: Underwater Submarine Bases to Take on Russia

Steve Weintz at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Steve Weintz* *Security, * Could it happen? *Did the Navy ever actually pursue the Rock-Site concept at Point Sur or elsewhere? A 1971 study discussed various methods of sea-floor excavation, but by then most man-in-the-sea development was classified. In the absence of information fantasy takes wing — er, fin — but nearly 50 years later C.F. Austin’s dream remains both sober and dazzlingly novel.* Point Sur is 600 feet of tough rock facing Pacific rollers that come 6,000 miles to pound the central California coast. Like the 19th-century lighthouse that marks the Point, the now... more »

America's Secret Plan to Track Down Russian and Chinese Submarines

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * Thanks to DARPA. *Instead of using passive sonar technology which listens for acoustic “pings” picked up from undersea enemy movement, MOCCA plans to use active sonar technology able to proactively send active acoustic pings forward and analyze the return signal.* The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has awarded BAE Systems a $4.6 million contract for its Mobile Offboard Clandestine Communications and Approach (MOCCA) program. The MOCCA program’s goal is to enable submarines to detect other submerged vessels at greater distances,... more »

Newest Senate health care bill would still leave 22 million more Americans without insurance.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
Courtesy of Business Insider: *Republicans in the Senate just released another update to the Better Care Reconciliation Act, their plan to overhaul the US healthcare system. * *Noticeably absent from this round bill is an amendment that was added just a week ago from Sens. Ted Cruz and Mike Lee that critics said could make plans with adequate coverage unaffordable to those who have certain medical conditions.* *The Congressional Budget Office didn't have a chance to score that version of the bill. Instead, it analyzed the Senate bill based on the most-recently released draft that... more »

Washington - Which Nation is Really Interfering in the Electoral Process?

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 17 hours ago
While the American media and Washington are expending substantial energy on the alleged Russian interference in the United States political theatre during the 2016 election cycle, another nation and its American promoters that invest substantially in Washington generally fly under the radar when it comes to political influence-peddling. According to Open Secrets, the pro-Israel "industry" has made the following political contributions since 1990: Here is how these contributions were divided along party lines: Over the two and a half decades, Democrat candidates received $83.16 mi... more »

Su-35 Flight Demo At Russia's MAKS 2017 Airshow Outside Of Moscow Wows Everyone

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Defense Tech:* *WATCH: Russia’s Su-35 Wows Crowds at MAKS and Beyond* Russia’s Su-35 fighter jet wowed crowds this week at the MAKS 2017 airshow outside Moscow, according to multiple reports on social media. The twin-engine aircraft designed by Sukhoi carrying the NATO reporting name Flanker-E performed feats of aerial acrobatics that stunned even longtime aviation enthusiasts on social media. “I mean, come on,” Stephen Trimble, aviation reporter and editor for Flightglobal’s Americas bureau, tweeted Thursday after seeing footage of the aircraft’s demonstration. “And people actua... more »

Julie Payette Should Not Be Governor General of Canada

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
*Julie Payette Should not be Governor General of Canada* *First reason? As a Canadian woman, I want to state unequivocally, that Julie Payette should be held to the same standards a man would be held to if one had been nominated for this position.Secondly I am of the opinion, though it is claimed this position is “largely ceremonial”. It isn’t. Have Canadians forgotten the multiple prorogued governments granted by the so called ceremonial Governor- General Julie Payette is very compromised making her unfit for this position. * *Finally - I am of the opinion Julie Payette has ... more »

Does weak gravity conjecture predict neutrino type, masses and cosmological constant?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 17 hours ago
String cosmologist Gary Shiu and his junior collaborator Yuta Hamada (Wisconsin) released a rather fascinating hep-th preprint today Weak Gravity Conjecture, Multiple Point Principle and the Standard Model Landscape They are combining some of the principles that are seemingly most abstract, most stringy, and use them in such a way that they seem to deduce an estimate for utterly observable quantities such as a realistic magnitude of neutrino masses, their being Dirac, and a sensible estimate for the cosmological constant, too. What have they done? In 2005, when I watched him hap... more »

Stupid HR Stuff: If You Don't Want Employees To See The Handbook, You're Doing It Wrong

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 17 hours ago
I hear this all the time: "I was required to sign a paper saying I received the handbook. As soon as I signed, the HR folks snatched up the handbook and didn't let me keep a copy." Or, "I was required to sign saying I received the handbook, but I never actually saw it." What the heck was the point of that? The whole point of having a handbook is to let employees know what their responsibilities are, where to report issues, how to put in for vacations and sick time, all the stuff you actually want them to do and not do. If you don't want your employees to see your employee handbook,... more »

Spain: Ministry of Defense Investigated at Least 8 UFO Cases in 70s-80s

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 18 hours ago
*Source: Planeta UFO and Alicante PressDate: July 21, 2017* *Spain: Ministry of Defense Investigated at Least 8 UFO Cases in 70s-80s* The Ministry of Defense was aware of at least eight strange phenomena in Alicante's airspace during the 1970s and 1980s. These cases were part of the Spanish Air Force's (Ejército del Aire) UFO Files. Today, 80 of those files, which include the events at Aitana, may be freely perused in the Ministry of Defense's website. The first UFO incident linked to the Escuadron de Vigilancia Aérea (Air Surveillance Squadron, EVA) in Aitana was dated July 28, ... more »

IRAQ: Vice President says Iraq’s survival was ensured by Russia’s role in Syria

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 18 hours ago
Iraq has become an ally of Syria in spite of the United States. The post IRAQ: Vice President says Iraq’s survival was ensured by Russia’s role in Syria appeared first on The Duran.

CONFIRMED: Joint Syrian-Hezbollah assault on terrorists begins on Lebanese border

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 18 hours ago
Once the Syrian-Lebanese border is secure, it will leave only the borders with Turkey and Israel to seal up from further incursions. The post CONFIRMED: Joint Syrian-Hezbollah assault on terrorists begins on Lebanese border appeared first on The Duran.

Oklahoma teacher takes to panhandling to raise money for school supplies and public awareness as well.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 18 hours ago
Courtesy of Fox 23 News: *A Tulsa teacher is making a bold statement about the state of education as she pleads for money at a local intersection in order to pay for classroom supplies. * *Teresa Danks is a third grade teacher in the Tulsa Public Schools systems.* *As a result of serious education budget cuts, Danks says she is now spending between $2,000 and $3,000 of her $35,000 salary on supplies for her students. * *Oklahoma ranks nearly last in teacher pay when compared to other states across the U.S.* There is nothing unusual about that by the way, a LOT of teachers are f... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago

Spain: UFO Sighting in Alicante

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 18 hours ago
*Source: PLANETA UFO and Grupo Investigación InsólitaDate: 04/30/2017* *Spain: UFO Sighting in Alicante* Spain's Grupo de Investigación Insólita has circulated photographs taken on 30 April 2017 by an unnamed witness. The text, written by "Miguel Angel" (no surname given) indicates the witness in question was asleep and upon waking, saw it was daylight. Looking through her bedroom window, she saw strange object "only a few meters away from her window". Reaching for her Canon camera, she took the following shots. Our thanks to Guillermo Giménez and "Miguel Angel" for providing u... more »

What the BBC don't tell you about the British woman who says she is being forced to go to court to get an apology after she was questioned by counter-terrorism police for reading a Syrian art book on a plane

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 19 hours ago
The BBC report on 'Apology demanded after airport terror stop for reading Syrian book' thus: 'A British woman says she is being forced to go to court to get an apology after she was questioned by counter-terrorism police for reading a Syrian art book on a plane. Faizah Shaheen was reported to authorities by Thomson cabin crew on a honeymoon flight to Turkey in 2016. Her lawyers told the BBC's Victoria Derbyshire programme she believes she was singled out because of her race. Thomson said its crew were "trained to report any concerns" as a precaution. Ms Shaheen - a Muslim, whose w... more »

Britex Special Ed Style As British Students with "Mental Illness" Expelled in Droves

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
By Anne Dachel Vaccine injury is more than just autism, and if these stories aren't the result of our out-of-control-vaccinate-every-child-over-and-over vaccine schedule, please tell me what's going on here. I'm going to be writing a lot more on the issue....

Italians Continue to Protest Forced Vaccination and Financial Penalties

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
Note: Read the full article at The Italian Insider. Thanks to commenter HL for the link. What do you think will happen to the rates of special education, chronic illness and spectrum disorder rates if these mandates take hold? Glaxo...

In pictures: Pro-Syria forces secure gains against jihadists on Lebanon border

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – Amid the very recent commencement of a bilateral military operation between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), the Lebanese Army and Hezbollah to expel terrorists of the Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) jihadist group from their last foothold along the Syrian-Lebanese border, pro-government media has already begun to upload photo evidence of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Graphic pictures: ISIS executes rival jihadist with shotgun in Damascus

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 A.M.) – The ISIS-linked Amaq media group has released pictures from an execution conducted by the terrorist group in the besieged Yarmouk district of southern Damascus. The execution was carried out against a captured jihadist from the rival Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) faction. In the Yarmouk district, both ISIS and HTS hold […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIL faces manpower shortages in Deir Ezzor as Syrian Army closes-in

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:05 A.M.) – The Islamic State is facing severe manpower shortages in the Deir Ezzor Governorate after being forced to send reserves to more pressing fronts in northern and central Syria, a military official told Al-Masdar News on Thursday night. “We have seen a big drop in Da’esh’s (ISIL) attacks in Deir Ezzor. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russian Navy to use hypersonic missiles and robots after 2025

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
(TASS) Hypersonic missiles and robots will be used by the Russian Navy after 2025, the Russian government claimed on Thursday. “After 2025, the submarine and surface forces and the coastal troops of the Russian Navy will receive supersonic missiles and multi-purpose robocraft, including unmanned autonomous underwater vehicles,” the Navy State Policy Framework until 2030, approved […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Lee Van Cleef - Holy Smoke - just listen to it...

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 20 hours ago
there's something very special, very crude and very reminiscent about the new sound from a new band called (jokingly) Lee Van Cleef. This might just be my 'new favourite band' of all time...

The Three Stages of Ownership

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
A good piece on the whole problem of ownership. It is my contention that the key business of governance is the creation of forms of ownership and sometimes their actual retirement as well. Whenever is look at any economic problem, i address first who owns it and by what mechanism. Many situations exist in which ownership itself needs to be established. A proper applied science of ownership would be revolutionary and truly change everything. For example the south China Sea needs an international title creation mandate in which operators earn the right to lay down arti... more »

Ellijay, Georgia area now has more indigenous Americans than ever

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
*[image: Ellijay, Georgia area now has more indigenous Americans than ever]* The irony is of course choice. Most if not all Latinos are at least partially native americans. There really where damn few Spanish back in the day. And intermarriage was usually encouraged or simply necessary with the men been worked to death in the mines. The same has happened throughout all of the Americas and most if not all have some European DNA, either recent or Bronze Age. If any genetic predetermination toward vulnerability ever existed at all, it has now been resolved. The take home that n... more »

First Evidence of Legendary Great Flood in China May Rewrite History

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This flood obviously emptied a large lake and caused huge damage. We also posted on this last year as well. What is interesting is that the events took place four thousand years ago and that the civil response was so excellent. I would like to see the geology worked up on the flood of the Pleistocene Nonconformity as well. This is where the Pacific surely unloaded its energies in the form of a monster tsunami that washed out over vast tracts of land leaving debris banks. The sea level was still three hundred feet lower so that may make it difficult, but the ... more »

Kolbrin - Rolls of Record - Chpt 16 - 20

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
The community has arrived and established itself about Glastonbury in England and is now reconstructing itself. It is plausible that this took place around 1000 AD during the height of the Viking Age. Plenty of sea traffic was available and this locale is a natural settlement prospect on the sea routes. It is the right place for a former Bronze Age Community abandoning a city near the copper fields in Lake superior to end up. We now have the first mention of a horse no less. The rest is material useful to such a community. We also get some material explaining the spiritual a... more »

Celebrities Call for an End to Mass Slaughter of Wild Horses

White Wolf at White Wolf - 20 hours ago
Robert Redford, Ed Harris, Elle Fanning, Ian Somerhalder and countless other equine enthusiasts joined The Humane Society of the United States to draw attention to the threat posed to wild horses and burros. "My family and I stand strongly against horse slaughter and against our government harming our wild horses," said actor and director Ed Harris. "I am pleading that a humane and common sense solution to the management of our wild horse population be mandated by Congress in keeping with the spirit of the Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act." Provisions in the budget proposed... more »

Fascinating and completely unreported on by the BBC

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
https://youtu.be/ncSyNH3W8ms This story is fascinating but will not be reported upon by the Obama worshipping BBC.

“The Imperial City’s Fiscal Waterloo”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*“The Imperial City’s Fiscal Waterloo”* by David Stockman “It’s all over now except the shouting about Obamacare repeal and replace, but that’s not the half of it. The stand by Senators Lee and Moran was much bigger than putting the latest iteration of McConnell-Care out of its misery. The move rang the bell loud and clear that the Imperial City has become fiscally ungovernable. That means there is a chamber of horrors coming. With it, an endless political and fiscal crisis that will dominate Washington for years to come. Its cause is deep and structural. *Founding Fathers, Fiscal ... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 20 hours ago
*First World War Hidden History*. Gerry Docherty and Jim Macgregor, in their book *Hidden History*, refer to* a secret cabal being responsible for deliberately starting World War I.* Hidden History: The Secret Origins of the First World War *Lord Nathaniel Rothschild* The cabal is said to have included: *1. Lord Nathaniel Rothschild.* The Rothschilds have had links to the Rockefellers in the USA, the top Zionists, and top people in Austria, Germany, Britain, Italy, Russia and France. One can see the Rothschilds as the leaders of an international cabal. In 1914, Sir William Wise... more »

Boss of Californian community colleges wants to ban algebra

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
Several years ago, Penny asked Sheldon whether Leonard would get bored with her. She lied to him that she was a community college graduate – in order not to be considered a stupid loser. Sheldon was surprised that she apparently thought that the opposite of a "stupid loser" was a "community college graduate". Well, Sheldon had very good reasons to be surprised. And the NPR gave us an additional reason two days ago (thanks to Willie): Say Goodbye To X+Y: Should Community Colleges Abolish Algebra? Kayla Lattimore talked to Eloy Ortiz Oakley, the chancellor of California's college c... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
The past week has probably been the best week that this blog has ever had for traffic .... and most are from new visitors. I do not know why .... but I am truly humbled by all of this attention. Thank you.

Flashback: Emmanuel Macron Denies Rumours He is Gay

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Note: I have not concluded that Macron is definitely the Anti-Christ! I have searched and found no evidence so far that he is Jewish. Having said this, Satanic bloodlines are very good at hiding their lineage. The other criteria of being the Anti-Christ is that he is very likely a homosexual. Of course, to be […]

EU CIVIL WAR: Austria Threatens to Send Army to Italy Border in 24 HOURS Over Migrant Row

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
EU CIVIL WAR: Austria Threatens to Send Army to Italy Border in 24 HOURS Over Migrant Row by ROSS LOGAN AND MONIKA PALLENBERG, http://www.express.co.uk/ AUSTRIA has warned it will send soldiers to close the border with Italy in 24 hours if Rome decides to take the “nuclear option” and grant visas to almost 100,000 migrants stranded in […]

Petrodollar Faces Growing Threat From the East. Payments in Gold Across Asia

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Petrodollar Faces Growing Threat From the East. Payments in Gold Across Asia by Andrew Brennan, Asia Times, 27 April 2017, via http://www.globalresearch.ca/ While the recent raft of Sino-Saudi trade agreements benefited Chinese soft power in protecting Xinjiang, and the Saudis by diversifying their economy, China’s slow intertwining with Saudi Arabia complements the Sino-Russian alliance. Primarily, its benefits could lead […]

One River Voices - The Song

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 22 hours ago
*To learn more:One River Voices*

Trump begins investigating the 15 attorneys who will investigate Trump

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 22 hours ago
Trump begins investigating Mueller’s investigators. The post Trump begins investigating the 15 attorneys who will investigate Trump appeared first on The Duran.

In the hospital, diagnosed with brain cancer, John McCain blasts Trump for halting weapons to Al Qaeda and ISIS

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 22 hours ago
John McCain blasts President Trump on Twitter from his hospital bed. The post In the hospital, diagnosed with brain cancer, John McCain blasts Trump for halting weapons to Al Qaeda and ISIS appeared first on The Duran.

This Is So Cool!

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Действуют ли законы физики на Су-35? #МАКС2017 pic.twitter.com/przaI59G2l — Вежливые люди (@vezhlivo) July 20, 2017

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Hezbollah has 'about 7,000 fighters' in Syria, US says - https://t.co/lf1IT32qoj pic.twitter.com/NQghfVfLkd — Long War Journal (@LongWarJournal) July 20, 2017 Soon out of prison, O.J. Simpson still handcuffed by financial claims https://t.co/LgwNfqWXIw pic.twitter.com/sKI6SR6sGv — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 20, 2017 Shanghai metro system, the world's longest, is extending its already sprawling network another 35% by 2020, to 830km https://t.co/jaGN5aoLbV pic.twitter.com/UUolEyI3mf — AFP news agency (@AFP) July 21, 2017 Moon dust bag sold for $1.8m at New York auction https... more »

Greg Hunter, “Weekly News Wrap-Up 7/21/2717”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*“Weekly News Wrap-Up 7/21/2717”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Did President Donald Trump just signal an end to the Syrian civil war? President Trump just announced he was ending a covert CIA program to arm the so-called rebels. It was ISIS and al Qaeda we were supporting because the Free Syrian Army has long been dismantled. Is this the deal that Trump was cutting in his more than two hour meeting at the G-20? The Syrian war has taken the lives of nearly 500,000 people and displaced millions more. Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller is expanding his probe. Now, he’s going beyo... more »

Yoga Utilized to Assist Young Girls on Coding Path

cmaadmin at Diverse - 23 hours ago
HowGirlsCode “Mind, Body, and Coding” summer camp, held on the campus of University of Maryland Baltimore County, is a computer science and coding camp for girls ranging from the 3rd to 9th grades.

Beleaguered For-profit EDMC Still Seeking Financial Way Out

cmaadmin at Diverse - 23 hours ago
Earlier this month, a regional accrediting agency blocked the Education Management Corp.’s plan to sell the Art Institute of Philadelphia and the Art Institute of Pittsburgh to a Los Angeles nonprofit.

Senators Durbin, Graham Try to Jump-start Dream Act

cmaadmin at Diverse - 23 hours ago
Two U.S. Senators called on President Donald J. Trump and their fellow lawmakers Thursday to support their bipartisan effort to win passage of the Dream Act.

How A North Korean Nuclear Attack On The US Would Play Out

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A man and a child watch as the Ground-based Midcourse Defense (GMD) element of the U.S. ballistic missile defense system launches during a flight test from Vandenberg Air Force Base Thomson Reuters *Alex Lockie, Business Insider*: *Here's how a North Korean nuclear attack on the US would play out* After North Korea shocked the world on July 4 by launching an intercontinental ballistic missile, the US has picked up the pace and urgency of ballistic missile defense despite major flaws in existing systems and tactics. US plans in the event of a North Korean missile attack would cente... more »

Houthi leader vows to support Hezbollah, Palestine against Israel

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:50 A.M.) – The leader of the Houthi Movement in Yemen, Sayyed ‘Abdel-Malik Badreddine Al-Houthi, stated on Thursday that his force is prepared to support the Lebanese and Palestinian resistance against Israel, Al-Manar News Agency reported on Thursday. The Houthi leader commended Hezbollah’s Secretary General, Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, for his continued support of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIL forces devastated by the Syrian Army in east Homs: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:35 A.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIL) launched a big attack in the eastern countryside of the Homs Governorate, Thursday, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions in the Hamimah area. ISIL began the offensive with their usual VBIED attack on the Syrian Arab Army’s defenses; however, the suicide bomber was unable to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* President Donald J. Trump speaks to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and members of the National Security Council during a meeting at the Pentagon, July 20, 2017. DoD photo by Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from the U.S. Department's Flickr album .... *Trump Meets With Defense, Security Leaders at Pentagon *(US Department of Defense).

Is North Korea Preparing A Missile Test From A Submarine?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
© REUTERS/ KCNA *Newsweek:* *North Korea's Next Missile Test Could be Launched From a Submarine* North Korea may be preparing for another missile launch aimed at the United States. Kim Jong Un’s regime conducted its first successful intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) test on July 4—Independence Day in the U.S.—with some experts speculating that the missile could reach the U.S. states of Alaska and Hawaii, or even the Pacific Northwest. And now the totalitarian regime appears to be preparing for submarine-based missile launches in the future. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:... more »

Trump's Crazy Republicans Have An Arya Stark List Now

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Shouldn't Nancy Ohanian be commissioned to do the official Trumpanzee family painting?* Drawing on an historical perspective, author and activist Danny Goldberg bemoaned the left's circular firing squad for *Nation* readers yesterday. He wrote that "With excruciating predictability, mainstreamers blame young people for low turnout and for being seduced by the Libertarian or Green parties, as if finger-wagging at youth has ever been effective. Such lectures are like a rock band blaming the audience for not giving them an encore instead of improving the show. A certain number of low-... more »

No Response From North Korea On South Korea's Offer For Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts during the long-range strategic ballistic rocket Hwasong-12 (Mars-12) test launch in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) on May 15, 2017. KCNA | Reuters *CNN:** No reply yet from North Korea on offer of talks, South Korea says* (CNN)Hours before they are due to start, possible joint military talks between North Korea and South Korea remain up in the air, with Pyongyang having yet to confirm its attendance. The talks were proposed for Friday, near the demilitarized border that divides the two nations,... more »

Musical Interlude: Gandalf, “Once in a Star-Brightened Night”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Gandalf, “Once in a Star-Brightened Night” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlIrYXR1knA

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Jets of streaming plasma expelled by the central black hole of a massive spiral galaxy light up this composite image of Centaurus A. The jets emanating from Cen A are over a million light years long. *Click image for larger size.* Exactly how the central black hole expels infalling matter is still unknown. After clearing the galaxy, however, the jets inflate large radio bubbles that likely glow for millions of years. If excited by a passing front, radio bubbles can even light up again after a billion years. X-ray light is depicted in the above composite image in blue, while microwav... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"You can "dance" with the illusions of time and space, choosing your "steps" based upon things and events as they now are, or you can dance with your dreams, choosing your steps based upon things and events as they will be. And I bet you can guess which steps will perpetuate today's illusions, and which ones will change everything... Daily, in some small way, dance with your dreams." "Shall we?" The Universe "Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!" - www.tut.com

"One Summer Night..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*Click image for larger size.* "One summer night, out on a flat headland, all but surrounded by the waters of the bay, the horizons were remote and distant rims on the edge of space. Millions of stars blazed in darkness, and on the far shore a few lights burned in cottages. Otherwise there was no reminder of human life. My companion and I were alone with the stars: the misty river of the Milky Way flowing across the sky, the patterns of the constellations standing out bright and clear, a blazing planet low on the horizon. It occurred to me that if this were a sight that could be see... more »

"A Gathering of the Tribe"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"A Gathering of the Tribe" by Charles Eisenstein "Once upon a time a great tribe of people lived in a world far away from ours. Whether far away in space, or in time, or even outside of time, we do not know. They lived in a state of enchantment and joy that few of us today dare to believe could exist, except in those exceptional peak experiences when we glimpse the true potential of life and mind. One day the shaman of the tribe called a meeting. They gathered around him, and he spoke very solemnly. "My friends," he said, "there is a world that needs our help. It is called Earth, a... more »

Is The Kremlin Late To Internet Espionage?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin watches a display during the MAKS 2017 air show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow. Credit: Alexei Nikolsky/Kremlin-Sputnik *Joyce Hackel, PRI*: *How Putin learned to stop worrying and love internet espionage* *Vladimir Putin came late to the cyber arena.* Up until a few years ago, the Russian leader seemed to all but ignore the internet and spoke out loudly against it. He called the web a "CIA project," with interests that opposed Russia. Author Richard Lourie says that's basically because Putin is "a television guy." "Television was the main way he go... more »

Russia's Secret Weapon: Armored Vehicles That Can 'Fly'

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, * Since the 1970s, the Russian military has possessed a diverse fleet of armored vehicles it can drop out of airplanes … with parachutes, of course. Since the 1970s, the Russian military has possessed a diverse fleet of armored vehicles it can drop out of airplanes … with parachutes, of course. The BMD family of infantry fighting vehicles is armed to the teeth with autocannons, machine guns and anti-tank missiles. And despite being very much a product of the Cold War, the little fighting vehicles have continued to see combat — and the new BMD-4 varia... more »

Could Textron's Scorpion Light Attack Jet Take Over the OA-X Competition?

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * Could this be the winner? Textron is preparing its privately developed Scorpion light attack jet for the United States Air Force’s OA-X experiment this summer. Together with the company’s Beechcraft AT-6 turboprop light attack plane, the two aircraft will be Textron’s entrants into what could become a lucrative contract for as many as 300 machines by 2022 if the OA-X experiment is transitioned into an acquisitions program. For Textron, the stakes are high, if the OA-X experiment results in an Air Force purchase of the Scorpion, it would open the doo... more »

The World's Most Powerful Aircraft Carrier Will Soon Join the U.S. Navy

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * And it will pack quite a punch. The United States Navy will formally commission *Gerald R. Ford* (CVN 78) into service on July 22 at Naval Station Norfolk on the Virginia coast. The new vessel is America’s first new carrier design in over 40 years since USS *Nimitz* (CVN-68) entered service in May 3, 1975. The *Gerald R. Ford* (CVN 78)-class will eventually be a “phased replacement” for the Nimitz-class carriers with as many as 10 vessels—or potentially more—eventually being built. “The nation's going to be very proud of USS *Gerald R. Ford*,” Adm. ... more »

Proof CNN Denies Reality

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 19, 2017 LeeAnn McAdoo joins Owen Shroyer and David Knight to try to figure out why the leftist media is abandoning all sense of reason or perspective in their desperation to destroy Donald Trump. end

Globalist Old Guard Are All Dead Or Dying, A Harbinger Of World Government’s Collapse

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 20, 2017 Alex Jones introduces a video explaining how the plan for world government is in freefall since President Trump has taken over the office of the Presidency. end

Eye Witness To Mass Extermination Of Christians In The Middle East Tells All

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 20, 2017 Ezra Levant, founder of Rebel Media, joins Alex Jones to discuss how the mainstream media over-hypes the humanitarian crisis of Muslims in the Middle East but covers-up the extermination of Christians. end

Israel Mulls Building 2,000 More Settler Units on Palestinian Land. The Genocide & Ethnic Cleansing of Palestinians

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 3, 2017 Israel plans to force five Palestinian families to evict their home as Tel Aviv plans to build two-thousand more settler units in the occupied territories. The settler units are to be built in East Jerusalem al-Quds, including in the Sheikh Jarrah district. This isn’t the first time that Palestinians are […]

British Government Funds Saudi Extremism and Terrorism: Analyst

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 20, 2017 The recent terror attacks in the UK underscore Saudi Arabia’s role in funding terrorism in Britain and the government of Prime Minister Theresa May is unlikely to publish a damning report about the role of Riyadh in British extremism, an analyst in London says. end

The US Takes Rebranded Al-Nusra Front (Al Qaeda in Syria) Off Terror Watch-Lists

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The US Takes Rebranded Al-Nusra Front (Al Qaeda in Syria) Off Terror Watch-Lists by Nauman SADIQ, https://orientalreview.org/ According to a recent report by CBC Canada, al-Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria, which was formerly known as al-Nusra Front and then Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (JFS) since July 2016, has been removed from the terror watch-lists of the US and Canada after it […]

Cashless Society Alert: Visa Will Be Giving Up To $500,000 To Restaurants That Go ‘100% Cashless’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Cashless Society Alert: Visa Will Be Giving Up To $500,000 To Restaurants That Go ‘100% Cashless’ by Michael Snyder, http://theeconomiccollapseblog.com/ The push toward a cashless society is becoming more of a shove. Before today I had never heard of “The Visa Cashless Challenge”, but after reading about it I have to say that I am quite alarmed. Visa […]

SHOCK CLAIM: Top German Politician Hails EU as a SUPERSTATE Already as Brexit Plagues Bloc

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The endtimes 10 Horn Beast empire is appearing. Behind the scenes the Illuminati has already agreed to the: 10 nations federation – United States of Europe. What is happening now is largely political theatre for sheeple consumption. – SHOCK CLAIM: Top German Politician Hails EU as a SUPERSTATE Already as Brexit Plagues Bloc by REBECCA FLOOD, http://www.express.co.uk/ […]

No More CIA Training? Trump to End Support for Anti-Assad Forces in Syria – Reports

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Thank you Mr Trump. Perhaps the Donald has not sold out to the Illuminist MIC after all. – Published on Jul 19, 2017 The Washington Post has published an article stating that, according to U.S. officials, Donald Trump decided to phase out the covert CIA program aimed at arming and training rebels in Syria in […]

Turkish Media Reveals American Base Locations in Syria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 19, 2017 A Turkish state news agency has released a list of U.S. military bases in Northern Syria, as relations between the two NATO allies take another downturn. The outlet claims to have detected Washington’s hidden outposts, located in Kurdish-held areas. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8i75 end

Woman Confuses Spray Foam Insulation for Mousse?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
A photograph supposedly shows a woman who mistakenly used expanding foam insulation on her hair instead of hair mousse.

Former Obama National Security Official: 'The Media Colluded With Russia'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*NTK Network*: *Senior Obama Admin Official: The Media Colluded With Russia* “You had to have blinders and earmuffs on not to know that Guccifer 2.0 was a Russian intelligence official,” Edward Price said on Wednesday. Edward Price, a former CIA employee who served as a top spokesman and a senior director for President Obama’s National Security Council, accused the media of colluding with Russian intelligence officials during the 2016 presidential election while taking part in a panel discussion at the Aspen Security Forum on Thursday. The panel discussion titled “The Kremlin Plan... more »

Math Big Factor in Diversifying STEM Pipeline

Marcus Bright at Diverse - 1 day ago
The common denominator for entry into most STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) majors is the ability to successfully complete high-level math courses. There is no getting around this requirement in order to obtain degrees in majors like engineering, computer science and chemistry. There may not be one magic bullet that will increase the diversity […]

Grad Donates $50M to St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
PHILADELPHIA — A graduate of St. Joseph’s University in Philadelphia has given $50 million to the Roman Catholic university, the largest gift in the school’s history. The university plans to bolster its endowment and increase scholarships with the gift announced Thursday from 83-year-old James Maguire and his wife, Frances Maguire. St. Joseph’s said the gift […]

UC Berkeley in Another Clash Over Right-wing Speaker

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
SAN FRANCISCO — Former Breitbart editor Ben Shapiro is the latest right-wing pundit who can’t speak on the University of California, Berkeley campus under the conditions proposed by a campus Republican group, officials for the university and the student organization said Thursday. The Berkeley College Republicans requested a room that could accommodate 500 people for […]

Southern University Fires Vice Chancellor Dumas

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Southern University has fired Dr. Brandon K. Dumas, the school’s vice chancellor for student affairs who was placed on administrative leave last month for undisclosed reasons. Dumas will have the opportunity to appeal his termination to the historically Black institution’s board of supervisors Friday. Dumas, who had served in his position for nearly five years, […]

Congress Wants To Know Why Former UN Ambassador Powers Demanded Intel Related To Trump And His Team

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power addresses the United Nation Security Council a during a high level meeting on Syria, at the United Nations in Manhattan, New York, U.S., September 25, 2016. Andrew Kelly/Reuters *Washington Free Beacon:* *Fmr. U.N. Amb. Power Emerges As Central Figure In Obama Unmasking Investigation* *Congress demands answers on why Obama officials demanded classified intel that harmed Trump.* Former United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power's involvement in the unmasking by former Obama administration officials of sensitive national security i...more »

The Supreme Court made it harder for states to ban sex offenders from social media. Here’s why

Melissa Hamilton, Senior Lecturer of Law & Criminology, University of Houston at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Kostasgr/Shutterstock.com Until recently, North Carolina law prohibited registered sex offenders from using various social media sites, such as Snapchat, Twitter and LinkedIn. In June, a landmark Supreme court decision in Packingham v. North Carolina overturned that law. The result is important for two reasons. One, the court addressed the role that the internet now plays in terms of citizens exercising their First Amendment rights. Two, the high court declined to defer to a state legislature’s determination that such a restriction on sex offenders was necessary to protect child... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 1 day ago
New Jersey will finally be rid of the universally loathed Chris Christie after his successor as governor is chosen in November, but Politico notes that he might get the opportunity to flip a Senate seat: Gov. Chris Christie is the most unpopular governor in the country, but in his last days in office he may get to exercise enormous influence nationally: Choosing a successor to embattled U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, which could result in a Republican senator, at least temporarily, from deep-blue New Jersey. Menendez, a Democrat and New Jersey's senior senator, goes on trial for corrup... more »

Moon Landing Urban Legends

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
A collection of urban legends about the 20 July 1969 Apollo 11 moon landing.

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