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Thomas Paine

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

Saturday, July 22, 2017

22 July - Blogs I'm Following 1 of 2

11:32 pm MDT

Dunkirk: A Must See Movie

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 minutes ago
*Daily Mail:* *Sacre bleu! French complain that their brave sacrifice at Dunkirk has been written out of new blockbuster movie (while the Russians say it celebrates cowardice)* * Christopher Nolan's film has received a rapturous reception from critics in UK * But French journalists have criticised Nolan for not including their compatriots * And some Russian took to social media to mock British for celebrating a defeat It is one of the most hotly anticipated blockbusters for years - boasting a swathe of star names and receiving a string of glowing five star reviews. But while Chri... more »

Film Festival Opportunity

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 34 minutes ago
Guanxi Media sent this around: Opportunity: In December 2017, Taichung will host an international film festival(WOFFF). There will be hundreds of films from talented filmmakers from over 40 countries. Guan Xi Media will produce an introduction video that will be played at the beginning of each film. We’re looking for some quality video footage to include in our video. This video will be a collaboration of several different videographers and different types of footage. If you have anything to contribute, that shows how beautiful and fascinating Taiwan is, please send it to the bel... more »

Pro-Islamist Berkeley hosts banned Richard Dawkins' talk

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 37 minutes ago
In the morning, I saw a two-day-old tweet by Steve Pinker: The Left continues its slow suicide by intolerance, emboldening the right: Richard Dawkins deplatformed in Berkeley. https://t.co/IE07fzsB7B — Steven Pinker (@sapinker) July 21, 2017 The article that Pinker linked to reveals (see also other outlets) that a radio station disinvited Richard Dawkins who was supposed to give a talk at the First Congregational Church on August 9th. The talk should have followed the August 8th publication of Science in the Soul, Dawkins' new book. The organizers' explanation why they cancelled... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 50 minutes ago
*Response Leader* U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Andres Gomez, a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear defense specialist, leads a group of U.S. and South Korean Marines into a CBRN response scenario during Exercise Program 17-7 in Pohang, South Korea, July 3, 2017. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andy Martinez *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from this photo gallery .... *U.S., South Korean Marines Fight Unseen Enemy *(US Department of Defense)

Topless Woman in Disney’s ‘The Rescuers’?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 1 hour ago
A hidden image of a topless woman appeared in the initial home video version of Disney's animated feature 'The Rescuers.'

Russian President Putin: 'I'm Not Made Of Sugar'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*RT:* *‘Not made of sugar’: Putin shrugs off badass downpour pic* It was a memorable day for Russian social media when Vladimir Putin went out to lay a wreath at a WWII memorial near the Kremlin. In a massive downpour and without an umbrella, photos of the drenched Russian leader flooded the internet. And people only had one question… “Why didn’t he have an umbrella?” Not surprisingly, the children he was speaking to in Sochi brought this up. With all the judo and bare-chested horse-riding, most would agree that the Russian president is made of tough stuff. *Read more* .... *WNU... more »

Russian Air Force destroys ISIL operations base in east Hama

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 hour ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force’s bombing campaign over east Hama has been incredibly effective in the fight against the Islamic State (ISIL), as these nonstop attacks have badly crippled the terrorist group’s movements around the province. Earlier this week, the Russian Air Force carried out another powerful attack against the Islamic […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

The Republican Party's Unspeakable Pig-Sty Of Terrible Ideas

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
John Calhoun came from a southern colonial family that opposed the federal constitution. He was elected to Congress from South Carolina in 1810 and immediately joined the ranks of the most hawkish, pro-war elements and he was instrumental in dragging the U.S. into the War of 1812. He was named Secretary of War-- the 5th choice-- by James Monroe in 1817. In 1824 he ran for president but found no support but was chosen vice president to John Quincy Adams by the Electoral College. in 1828 he betrayed Adams and ran as vice president on Andrew Jackson' ticket, which won. What Calhoun i... more »

With Presidential Elections Only Eight Months Away, Russian Voters Are Facing No Good Alternatives To Putin

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Russian opposition leader Aleksei Navalny (left) and Igor Strelkov (right), a former pro-Russia separatist commander who took part in the military conflict in eastern Ukraine, attend a broadcasting debate in Moscow moderated by journalist Mikhail Zygar (center). *Leonid Bershidsky, Bloomberg:* *Putin's No Good, But Where's the Alternative?* No opposition leader can muster a vision inspiring enough to compete. No wonder it's so difficult to imagine Russia without President Vladimir Putin: Even his most vehement opponents can't seem to offer an alternative vision for the country. T...more »

Russia Prepares For Cyberwar

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Meduza*: *Moscow's cyber-defense How the Russian government plans to protect the country from the coming cyberwar* Allegations that Russian hackers stole emails from top Democrats in the United States, in an effort to influence the results of America’s presidential election, are now more than a year old. Last November, Meduza published a detailed look at the operations of Russia’s cyber-soldiers. But a country’s cybersecurity is only as good as its cyber-defense, which is why Meduza’s special correspondent Daniil Turovsky returned to the subject, interviewing dozens of cybersecuri... more »

Everything You Need to Know about North Korea's Navy

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Asia* It might be old but it can kill. The Korean People’s Navy—what North Korea calls its naval force—is one of the most unusual navies in Asia. Starved of funds by Pyongyang’s nuclear and missile programs, the country’s conventional forces have taken a backseat to the dream of an nuclear-tipped ICBM that can reach all of the United States. As a result, the KPN has devolved into an antiquated, ramshackle fleet . . . but one that may someday soon control nuclear weapons. The KPN consists of approximately sixty thousand personnel, including conscripts ... more »

How Japan Could Sink China's Navy in a War: Ramjet Missiles

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Asia* Tokyo could really bring the thunder. A new anti-ship missile promises to give a tremendous boost to the Japan Self Defense Force's ability to deter naval aggression. The missile, known as XASM-3, can travel at speeds of Mach 3, evading missile defenses to sink enemy surface ships. The missiles will be a significant worry for China, whose navy will have to sail within range of the missiles in order to reach the North Pacific Ocean. Traditional anti-ship missiles such as the U.S.-made Harpoon and French Exocet use rocket motors and turbojet engine... more »

China's Strategy in Asia Is Simple: Kick America Out

Robert Sprinkle, Bradley Thayer at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Robert Sprinkle, Bradley Thayer* *Security, Asia* [image: Aircraft assigned to Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 9 fly in formation during an air power demonstration over USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74) on April 25, 2016.] China wants the United States to know its place, go home and stay there. China, manifestly formidable, is still typically analyzed as a “rising power” or an “emerging power,” one challenging “established powers.” Connoted by these terms is a ridiculously unhistorical image: China-as- *parvenu.* A longer look back may better name—and explain—what the world now sees. From th... more »

Top general admits Russia could easily kick the US out of Syria

Ricky Twisdale at The Duran - 2 hours ago
General Raymond Thomas, who heads the US special operations command, says the US is in Syria illegally and could be forced out by Russia The post Top general admits Russia could easily kick the US out of Syria appeared first on The Duran.

Russian President Putin Hints He May Stay As President For Life During A Question-And-Answer At A Sochi School

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Vladimir Putin: 'I may not leave Russian presidency'* A question-and-answer session at a Sochi school was designed to make Putin seem youth-friendly after recent youth demonstrations Asked what he plans to do when he leaves the presidency, Vladimir Putin paused and smiled. “But I haven’t decided yet if I will leave the presidency,” the Russian leader replied, to laughter and applause from an audience made up almost entirely of Russians who were born after he first became president in 2000. A month after thousands of young Russians took to the streets to protest a... more »

All Tesla Seat Options Are Now Vegan!

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 3 hours ago
Overnight, Tesla made some changes to their available options, making some options standard, and notably eliminating one thing: leather seats. As of now, Tesla only sells vegan seats. While this lack of leather is not made explicit on the Tesla configuration page, any mention of leather has been removed, and all upgraded interiors are now referred to with

Musician makes lip synching mock rock video to Alex Jones “Bon Iver style” and Jones loves it

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 3 hours ago
Whether you love or hate Alex Jones, you can’t help but think the creator has some talent and a sense of humor. This brilliant piece (whether you love or hate Alex Jones, Jones loved it!) is the creation of musician and music extraordinaire Nick Lutsko. Nick is kind of like what children’s writer Roald Dahl

Trump Asserts All Agree He Has ‘Complete Power’ to Pardon

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 3 hours ago
President Donald Trump said that he has "complete power" to issue pardons, an assertion that comes amid investigations into Russian interference in last year's presidential election.

Sunday school: Explaining so-called ‘intelligent design’

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
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Moore's Law's demise and the crisis of expertise

David Brin at CONTRARY BRIN - 4 hours ago
As hort one, this weekend... I'll have much more to say about the demise of Moore's Law... and the simultaneous sudden surge in *software* innovation, soon. Here’s a deeply thoughtful and well supported missive on expertise, especially scientific, and the troubled way in which expert views are often over- or under-appreciated: The Crisis of Expertise by Tom Nichols, author of The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters. Tom Nichols doesn’t address vexatious issues like the War on Science, a politically propelled vendetta that has metastaciz... more »

Who Runs U.S. Foreign Policy? The U.S. President Or Congress?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*New York Times:* *Congress Reaches Deal on Russia Sanctions, Setting Up Tough Choice for Trump* WASHINGTON — Congressional leaders have reached an agreement on sweeping sanctions legislation to punish Russia for its election meddling and aggression toward its neighbors, they said Saturday, defying the White House’s argument that President Trump needs flexibility to adjust the sanctions to fit his diplomatic initiatives with Moscow. The new legislation would sharply limit the president’s ability to suspend or terminate the sanctions — a remarkable handcuffing by a Republican-led ... more »

Sean Spicer Quits. Bring On The Next Goon!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
*-by Noah* The world’s most famous, amazing, and, tremendous insane asylum, located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC, announced Friday that Sean Spicer would be leaving his podium to spend more time with his imaginary playmates, … or something. Bye, Bye, Spicey. Even you just couldn’t take it anymore. So, he’s gone. So what. Seems he left his job as Press Secretary because he just wasn’t gonna report to Senor Trumpanzee’s new, slick, “communications” director, Anthony “Mooch” Scaramucci, no how, no way. Scaramucci is a Wall Street hedge fund guy through and through; a... more »

In defiance of Donald Trump Congress crafts bill which places tough new sanctions on Russia for interfering in our election, and military aggression.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 4 hours ago
Courtesy of the New York Times: *Congressional leaders have reached an agreement on sweeping sanctions legislation to punish Russia for its election meddling and aggression toward its neighbors, they said Saturday, defying the White House’s argument that President Trump needs flexibility to adjust the sanctions to fit his diplomatic initiatives with Moscow. * *The new legislation sharply limits the president’s ability to suspend or terminate the sanctions — a remarkable handcuffing by a Republican-led Congress six months into Mr. Trump’s tenure. It is also the latest Russia-tinged... more »

U.S. Director Of National Intelligence: 'Agencies Agree On Russian Meddling'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*NBC:* *Intelligence Director Says Agencies Agree on Russian Meddling* ASPEN, Colorado — Daniel Coats, the director of national intelligence, said Friday there is no dissent inside U.S. intelligence agencies about the conclusion that Russia used hacking and fake news to interfere in the 2016 presidential election — despite comments by his boss, President Donald Trump, that have seemed to cast some doubt about the unanimity. In an interview with NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt at the Aspen Security Forum, Coats said that the reason only four of 17 intelligence agencies signed o... more »

Musical Interlude: Neil H, “The Remembering”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Neil H, “The Remembering” - https://www.youtube.com/

Rump Lies, Hypocrisy Know No Bounds

Manifesto Joe at Manifesto Joe's Texas Blues - 5 hours ago
By Manifesto Joe Resident Donald Rump declared this week "Made in America" week, again showcasing the lies and hypocrisy on which his entire political career has been built. In his alternative universe, Obama was born in Kenya, a record crowd attended his inauguration and at least 3 million people voted illegally in the 2016 presidential election. Now he has the nerve to declare "Made in America" week when his daughter's products are made 100 percent in the Third World by 6-year-old girls operating dangerous machines for 50 cents an hour. Rich! *Manifesto Joe Is An Underground Writ... more »

Wildlife Park Celebrates First Wolf Cubs Birth In 47 Years

White Wolf at White Wolf - 5 hours ago
A wildlife park is celebrating the birth of a litter of Eurasian wolf pups - the first to be born at the park in 47 years. The curators at Cotswold Wildlife Park in Oxfordshire recently welcomed the surprise arrival of five mischievous pups and have released a heart-warming video of the adorable fluffballs frolicking in the woods. The park's mammal keepers weren't expecting a breeding success quite so soon as wolves can take a long time to bond and females only come into season once a year. Wolves generally pair for life. After a gestation period of approximately sixty-two days, ... more »

VIDEO: Syrian Army uses all types of firepower in east Damascus, watches rebels flee

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:00 A.M.) – Fresh footage emerged on Saturday depicting the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) using all its military resources against insurgents in the embattled Ayn Tarma district. The video features a SAA command center, machine-gun, rocket launcher, artillery gun, drones monitoring rebel fighters retreating, an airstrike, a tank and a bulldozer. Although advances […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army within reach of Euphrates River in southeast Raqqa: map

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:55 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their offensive operations in the southeastern countryside of the Al-Raqqa Governorate, Saturday, targeting the Islamic State’s (ISIL) positions near the Euphrates River. Led by their Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army scored another advance in the southeastern countryside of Al-Raqqa, capturing a number of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syria: SAA captures hilltops near border with Lebanon – video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 P.M.) – Syrian Arab Army (SAA) troops stormed a series of hilltops in the Falita Barrens region, near the Syrian-Lebanese border, Friday. Government troops were seen engaging in fire fights with opposition militants and moving supplies and armoured vehicles into position. Hezbollah fighters took part in a simultaneous operation on the Lebanese […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Al-Qaeda consolidates power in Idlib after three more rebel groups join its ranks

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:30 P.M.) – Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) is becoming stronger than ever before, expanding its control over Idlib and browbeating all rival groups into submission. One day after signing a new peace treaty with Ahrar Al-Sham, forcing it to leave the Bab Al-Hawa border crossing after capturing a dozen towns in rural Idlib, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Iran Launches A New Missile-Production Line For Missiles

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Iran announces new missile production line: state media* BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran announced the launch of a new missile production line on Saturday, according to state media, against a backdrop of tension between the United States and Tehran. The Sayyad 3 missile can reach an altitude of 27 km (16 miles) and travel up to 120 km (74 miles), Iranian defense minister Hossein Dehghan said at a ceremony. The missile can target fighter planes, unmanned aerial vehicles, cruise missiles and helicopters, Dehghan said. Last week, the United States slapped new economic sanctions ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“Bright sunlight glints and long dark shadows mark this image of the lunar surface. It was taken July 20, 1969 by Apollo 11 astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first to walk on the Moon. Pictured is the mission's lunar module, the Eagle, and space suited lunar module pilot Buzz Aldrin unfurling a long sheet of foil also known as the Solar Wind Composition Experiment. *Click image for larger size.* Exposed facing the Sun, the foil trapped particles streaming outward in the solar wind, catching a sample of material from the Sun itself. Along with moon rocks and lunar soil samples, the solar ... more »

Manhattan Town Hall event with Diane Sare and Thomas Wysmuller

David at LaRouchePAC Feed - 6 hours ago
Fusion Economy New International Economic Order Video of Sfw58V-uRpg Watch this week's Manhattan Town meeting featuring Diane Sare and Thomas Wysmuller.

Baltimore Cop Shown on Body Camera Planting Drugs. Now What?

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: baltimore-cop-shown-on-body-camera-planting-drugs-now-what] A drug case in Baltimore illustrates both the value of police body cameras and how far some bad cops are willing to go to make an arrest. A recently released video from a body camera worn by a Baltimore police officer shows him planting drugs seconds before “finding” them. Two other officers look on as he violates both the law and due process.

Why Does Seoul Ban Another Korean-American Trying to Come Home

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
*ACTION ALERT: Email South Korean President Moon Jae-in to lift the ban on Korean-American peace activist Juyeon Rhee from entering the country* Juyeon Rhee, a member of the Task Force to Stop THAAD in Korea’s (STIK) peace delegation to South Korea was blocked from boarding a Delta Airlines flight today on her way to South Korea. At approximately 9:00 AM at the LaGuardia Airport in New York City, Rhee, the STIK peace delegation coordinator, was told by Delta Airlines that she could not board the plane. Last year, Rhee was blocked from entering South Korea by the previous right-win... more »

Leadership 2017: The Quebec Question

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 7 hours ago
Don MacPherson has joined the many commentators whose main take on the federal NDP's leadership race is to zero in on how Quebec voters might react to Jagmeet Singh's Sikh background and head covering. And Adam Radwanski has rightly challenged the pundits' consensus to some extent. But (as noted in part by Ian Capstick) the narrow issue of Singh's religion misses a much bigger picture as to the considerations facing the NDP in Quebec. And there may be a case for any of the four candidates in the race as the best-positioned to build support. With that in mind, let's take a look at a ... more »

'Aggressive' Chinese Spy Ship Is Off The Coast Of Australia Monitoring Current Australia-US War Games

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
The vessel is fitted with communications systems designed to eavesdrop on other militaries. (ABC News) *ABC News Online*: *Chinese Navy spy ship rattles Talisman Sabre war games off Queensland coast* A high-tech Chinese spy ship has been spotted off the Queensland coast monitoring joint military exercises between Australia and the United States, in what Defence officials have described as an "unfriendly" and "provocative" act. The ABC can reveal the Auxiliary General Intelligence (AGI) vessel from the People's Liberation Army was sighted by the Defence Force in international wate... more »

According to Twitter tirade Donald Trump is fairly convinced he can pardon ANYBODY caught up in this Russia probe. Even himself?

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 7 hours ago
While all agree the U. S. President has the complete power to pardon, why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us.FAKE NEWS — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2017 Actually we don't ALL agree. In fact legal experts are divided over this possiblity. What they are less divided over however is that doing so would be a REALLY bad move on Trump's part. Once he did that he would completely delegitimize his entire presidency and then it would only be a matter of time until he was impeached. Of course this was only one of the bizarre, and arguably insane, tweet... more »

"Common Sense..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago

Chet Raymo, "The Song of Amergin"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"The Song of Amergin"* by Chet Raymo "It is commonly called "The Song of Amergin," and it is reputed to be the first poem composed in Ireland, by one of the "Milesian princes" who colonized the island several hundred years before the birth of Christ. *"The Song of Amergin"* "I am the wind on the sea. I am the ocean wave. I am the sound of the billows. I am the seven-horned stag. I am the hawk on the cliff. I am the dewdrop in sunlight. I am the fairest of flowers. I am the raging boar. I am the salmon in the deep pool. I am the lake on the plain. I am the meaning of the poem. I am the ... more »

"We Are All Students..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"Beethoven said that it's better to hit the wrong note confidently, than hit the right note unconfidently. Never be afraid to be wrong or to embarrass yourself; we are all students in this life, and there is always something more to learn." - Mike Norton Walter Murphy, "A Fifth of Beethoven"

The Poet: Dylan Thomas, "Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night"* "Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Though wise men at their end know dark is right, Because their words had forked no lightning they Do not go gentle into that good night. Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay, Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight, And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way, Do not go gentle into that good night. Grave ... more »

Lakota Tonia Stands on Makazita White River: Crow Butte Uranium Poisoning Water

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
Lakota Tonia Stands on Makazita White River -- Crow Butte Uranium Poisoning Water Article and photos by Tonia Stands, Lakota Copyright Tonia Stands Censored News Published with permission Yesterday I got to go to a place of happiness and fun made me cry. I could still hear everyone laughing and swimming. It was a hot day, it gets well over 100 this time year. I got to go along side


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 7 hours ago
If this Mike Allen report is correct, Donald Trump has found the meaning of his presidency: It's all about ... himself. When President Trump makes more changes in his West Wing (insiders suspect August or September, but who knows?), any new faces are likely to be in the mold of Anthony Scaramucci, age 53, the pugilistic Wall Streeter known as "Mooch" who was named White House communications director, beginning Aug. 15.... The President is building a wartime Cabinet, for political and legal war.... One West Wing confidant says Trump really might dismiss [special counsel Robert] Muel... more »

Autopsy Of An Excuse

Hifast at Climate Collections - 8 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Well, Dr. James Hansen, the man who invented the global warming scam and our favorite failed serial doomcaster, recently addressed the cratering of a 30-year prediction he made in 1988. Back then, he said the globe would warm up by two to five…

Did The New York Times Foil An Attempt To Kill Or Capture Islamic State Leader Al-Baghdadi?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
The Failing New York Times foiled U.S. attempt to kill the single most wanted terrorist,Al-Baghdadi.Their sick agenda over National Security — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2017 *CBS:* *Trump accuses New York Times of foiling plot to kill ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi* President Trump weighed in on a number of hot-button topics in a string of tweets Saturday morning, the day after naming a new White House communications director and accepting the resignation of press secretary Sean Spicer. The president took aim at some familiar targets: the "Amazon Washington P... more »

An Occasional Curmudgeon (Sunday Sermonette)

LL at Virtual Mirage - 8 hours ago
Yes, it's Sunday in some part of the world. I've been very busy with several things in the life-changing department. Ok, not that life changing, but change and moving means that I couldn't find the toothpaste. And the work schedule tilted this way and that irritating me as I tried to stuff 30 hours into 24. "LL, I need to move the meeting on Friday to Monday (Friday morning), that won't be a problem will it?" "Not a problem at all, let me kidnap your children and hold them for ransom so the thing works out on Monday." I sat down to write a blog and it turned out to be mean and *po... more »

Who Wants More Republican-Lite Candidates? The DCCC Has One For Minnesota

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
There are six counties that make up MN-02 but the vast majority of voters are in the suburbs and small towns just south of Minneapolis and St Paul in Dakota County. Obama took Dakota County both times he ran and won MN-02 both times as well. Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken won those suburbs as well-- and the congressional district. But in 2003 a right-wing crackpot and ideologue, Kohn Kline, won the district and represented the area in Congress until last year, when he finally retired. The Democrats picked a wealthy self-funder Angie Craig as their candidate. She has a somewhat compe... more »

Donald Trump Orders DOJ To Takedown Darknet Markets

Aaron at Activist Post - 8 hours ago
By Aaron Kesel During a press briefing at the Department of Justice (DOJ), U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions revealed that president Donald Trump ordered the... more »

Business Climate Advice

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 8 hours ago
It’s not only big oil companies under siege from anti-fossil fuel activists. All businesses, small and large, private and publically traded are in the crosshairs. Robert Bradley has a recent post directed at leaders of businesses, both large and small with respect to global warming/climate change. The article is Climate Alarmism and Corporate Responsibility at […]


Anon at Aangirfan - 9 hours ago
Kampung Pelangi in *Indonesia* has discovered how to become a tourist attraction and make money. Kampung Pelangi: Indonesia's Rainbow Painted Village - Vogue . A local headmaster, called Slamet Widodo, made a request for money to transform Kampung Pelangi, in Java. He was inspired by the painting of similar villages elsewhere in Indonesia. Read more: http://www.traveller.com.au The village has become a top place to visit. Above we see what the village used to look like. Above we see the new look. .. *Rengasdengklok, a hidden gem.* If Indonesia can keep out the Islamists,... more »

UK Girl Left in Tears After She’s Fined for Selling Lemonade

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
A British man and his young daughter have gained international attention for being fined 150 pounds ($195) for selling lemonade without a license near their home in London

There Are No Urinals Aboard The U.S. Navy's Newest Aircraft Carrier USS Gerald Ford

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Photo*: Aboard the USS Gerald R Ford -- (July 10, 2017) Onboard the $12.9 billion aircraft carrier Gerald R Ford, all the ship's "heads," which is Navy for bathroom, are unisex. The Navy says it makes it easier to move people around in the ship as no modification is required. Photo Credit: Mark D. Faram/Staff *Navy Times*: *Why the Navy's newest aircraft carrier has no urinals* The new aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford has all sorts of high-tech gear equipped for 21st century naval warfare. But there is one thing that male sailors will notice is no longer available: Urinals. For t... more »

How the U.S. Navy Is Waging War on ISIS

Nolan Peterson at The National Interest - 9 hours ago
*Nolan Peterson* *Security, * From aircraft carriers. USS GEORGE H.W. BUSH, Mediterranean Sea—During the early days of World War II, the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Winston Churchill made a memorable comment about British pilots’ defense of their homeland from Nazi Germany. “Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few,” Churchill said in an August 1940 speech. Seventy-seven years later, U.S. Navy aviators and sailors have their own singular burden to bear as they support Operation Inherent Resolve, the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic St... more »

Afghans Don't Know Why U.S. is at War with Them

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
And neither do most of the American GI's deployed in Afghanistan..... more »

Both Donald Trump Jr. and Paul Manafort have managed to weasel out of testifying in a public hearing. At least for now.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 9 hours ago
Courtesy of CNN: *The leaders of the Senate Judiciary Committee have cut a deal with President Donald Trump's eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort to avoid being subpoenaed for a high-profile public hearing next week, with the two men agreeing to provide records to the panel and to be privately interviewed ahead of any public session. * *In a joint statement, panel Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking member Dianne Feinstein said, "(W)e will not issue subpoenas for them tonight requiring their presence at Wednesday's hearing but reserve the right... more »

Cops Turn Off Body Cams, Knock Man Unconscious, But Street Cams Busted Them

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: cams]An innocent man is suing police for turning off their body cams just before they violently slammed him to the ground knocking him unconscious.

Five Weird Conspiracy Theories from CIA Director Mike Pompeo

Adam Garrie at 10 hours ago
[image: undefined] In a tirade against Russia based news outlets RT and Sputnik, Donald Trump’s CIA Director Mike Pompeo blasted Russia for interfering not only in the 2016 US Presidential election but “the one before that and the one before that”. This would imply that Russia helped install Barack Obama in the White House even after his severely anti-Russian foreign policy became well known. These statements are blasted by Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in the following way: If (Pompeo’s) statements mean that we interfered in the elections in 2008 and 2012 that means th... more »

Deadly Halamish attack hits family celebrating grandson's birth

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 10 hours ago
As you won't read on the institutionally anti Israel BBC... http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4992716,00.html

President Trump Officially Commissions U.S. Navy's Newest Aircraft Carrier USS Gerald Ford

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*CBS:* *Trump says military "bigger, better, stronger" at USS Gerald R. Ford commissioning* President Trump officially commissioned the U.S. Navy's newest and largest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, in Norfolk, Virginia, on Saturday, applauding the military's strength. "When it comes to battle, we don't want a fair fight. We demand victory and we will have total victory, believe me," Mr. Trump said of the powerful aircraft carrier. "American steel and American hands have constructed a 100,000-ton message to the world," he added. "America's might is second to none." *R... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago

“Pulitzer Prize Winning Reporter Asks Russia For ‘Clinton Information’, 2 Days Later He’s Dead"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*“Pulitzer Prize Winning Reporter Asks Russia For ‘Clinton Information’, * *2 Days Later He’s Dead"* by www.whatdoesitmean.com "A shocking new Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) report circulating in the Kremlin today states that this past Tuesday (18 July), the Consulate General’s office in New York City was contacted by Wall Street Journal reporter/editor Joseph Rago who requested a Thursday (20 July) in person interview with Federation consular officials regarding an upcoming article he was preparing on Hillary Clinton and her links to Russia - but who failed to attend the meetin... more »

If Criminal Psychopaths Run The Government, Why Give Them More Power?

ActivistPost at Activist Post - 10 hours ago
By James Corbett We all know that the criminal psychopaths who populate the government will stop at nothing to achieve their sadistic ends. But you’ve... more »

What Parents Should Know About EMFs and Wi-Fi

Activist Post at Activist Post - 10 hours ago
By Catherine J. Frompovich EMFs (electromagnetic frequencies) and RFs (radio frequencies) contribute to Electrosmog; both frequencies affect and compromise the human organism, especially children’s.... more »

Where is the fuel from Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 Spent Fuel Pool and Reactor?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 10 hours ago
Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 had an explosion that resembled a nuclear bomb detonation. Fukushima Daiichi unit 3's reactor was running MOX fuel, which is uranium based but "enriched" with plutonium. I was never clear how much MOX was stored in unit 3's pool. The authorities told us all 4 explosions at Daiichi were hydrogen-caused, resulting from ineffective venting after the quick shutdowns of the reactors (the 4th explosion in unit 4 was blamed on hydrogen from unit 3). UNIT 3 SPENT FUEL POOL Nuclear Engineer Arnie Gundersen suggested that a prompt criticality occurred in melted fue... more »

Actor John Heard, of ‘Home Alone’ Movies, Dies at 72

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
John Heard, best known for playing the father in the “Home Alone” movie series, has died.

Apocalypse coming this September? A plane really did hit the Pentagon?

Kevin Barrett at truthjihad.com blog - 10 hours ago
Here comes the apocalypse! says Art Olivier *Most Recent Show: Art Olivier says the apocalypse is coming this September; Wayne Coste says a big plane DID hit the Pentagon Show link https://www.patreon.com/posts/13215304* Also check out: Latest False Flag Weekly News: http://noliesradio.org/archives/133657 Grenfell Tower investigation hires experts who proved that 1113 9/11 victims were totally vaporized http://www.veteranstoday.com/2017/07/2 1/grenfell911/ Woman shot dead as thousands vote in unofficial referendum in Venezuela https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tev-R28AQ28&feature=... more »

BBC corrects misleading Jerusalem terror headline after outrage from Israel, Jewish organizations per World Jewish Congress

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
'In a statement explaining the retraction of its original headline, the BBC said that it accepted that it "did not appropriately reflect the nature of the events" and that while "there was no intention to mislead our audiences, we regret any offense caused." Israeli Ambassador to the UK, Yuval Rotem, tweeted following the retraction: "@BBCWorld admits mistake, but such mistakes happen way too often. #BBC consumers beware."' The full story is here http://www.worldjewishcongress.org/en/news/bbc-corrects-misleading-jerusalem-terror-headline-after-outrage-from-israel-jewish-organizati... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 22, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Curt Mills, National Interest*: *Does the New York Times Want America In Iraq for One Hundred Years?* *And questions abound about why some might want to exaggerate Iranian power.* The headline of the New York Times piece was breathless: “Iran Dominates in Iraq After U.S. Handed the Country Over.” The content was only slightly less so: “But after the United States’ abrupt withdrawal of troops in 2011, American constancy is still in question here—a broad failure of American foreign policy, with responsibility shared across three administrations.” The statement is curious. “What ab... more »

Congressional Republicans Challenge New D.C. Assisted-Suicide Law

Dave Bohon at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: congressional-republicans-challenge-new-dc-assisted-suicide-law] Republicans in the U.S. Congress are hoping to derail or stall implementation of a new Washington, D.C., ordinance giving terminally ill patients the right to kill themselves.

50-Year Sea Level Trends At Newlyn & North Shields

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
By Paul Homewood As promised, I have also run some charts showing 50-year trends for sea level rise at Newlyn and North Shields. As any half competent oceanographer will tell you, you need to be looking at trends of at least 50 years, as Bruce Douglas points out: It is well established that sea level […]

"A Bunch Of Psychopaths..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
“If God does things for a reason, he sure has a bunch of psychopaths carrying out his job orders.” - "Fox Mulder"

World News Briefs -- July 22, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
New York Times: *Hezbollah and Syrian Army Attack Islamists on Lebanon Border* CAIRO — The Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and the Syrian Army launched a major operation on Friday that aimed to dislodge a pocket of Islamist fighters from their stronghold on the border between Lebanon and Syria. Fighters and soldiers advanced on two fronts, near the Lebanese town of Arsal and the Syrian town of Fleita, into a mountainous area where an array of Islamist groups have taken shelter in recent years among camps for Syrian refugees. Explosions rang out in eastern Lebanon as Hezbollah s... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 12 hours ago
*Eva Bengtsson, then 14, claims she was raped by Olof Palme and other top politicians.* In 1972, Swedish Prime Minister Olof Palme condemned the USA's bombing of Hanoi. Palme compared the tactic to the Treblinka extermination camp. This resulted in a temporary freeze in Sweden–United States relations. Palme was a fierce critic of the Soviet Union, apartheid South Africa, Pinochet's Chile and Zionism. Palme was a socialist. . *Olof Palme stopped the shipment of Israeli arms to Iran through Sweden. ISRAELI SPIES ARE EVERYWHERE* Swedish arms producer Bofors' made illegal deliverie... more »

A Contract With America It's Not

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Last month a witty Democratic operative was heartless: "We no longer have a party caucus capable of riding this wave. We have 80-year-old leaders and 90-year-old ranking members. This isn't a party. It's a giant assisted living center. Complete with field trips, gym, dining room and attendants." Heartless but... determined to rip off one of the scabs that has turned the Democratic Party into something-- at best-- just less horrible than the Republican Party. The energy and ideas and activism that are propelling the progressive movement forward-- and could help defeat Republicans i...more »

New Hampshire Law Now Allows Local Common Core Opt Out

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Michael Maharrey On Tuesday, New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill into law that prohibits the state department of education and the state board of... more »

Will 5G Be Cost Effective For The Cell Industry?

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Catherine J. Frompovich Have consumers ever thought what faster 5G cell service actually could wind up doing and/or costing? There’s a lot of talk... more »

White House Closing Down War Crimes Office After Being Accused of War Crimes

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Darius Shahtahmasebi Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is reportedly closing a decades-old office in the State Department that has helped pursue justice for victims of war... more »

Five Minutes Five Issues: Israel Boycott, Uruguay Marijuana, Revolving Door, NH Marijuana, RPI Conference

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 12 hours ago
A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues is out. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud. Listen to the new episode here: Read a transcript of the new episode, including links to further information regarding the topics discussed, here: *The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity welcomes you to Five Minutes Five Issues. Starting in five four three two one.* Hello, I am Adam Dick, a Ron Paul Institute senior fellow. Let’s start. *Issue one. *People say there is not ... more »

Five Minutes Five Issues: Israel Boycott, Uruguay Marijuana, Revolving Door, NH Marijuana, RPI Conference

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 12 hours ago
A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues is out. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud. Listen to the new episode here: Read a transcript of the new episode, including links to further information regarding the topics discussed, here: *The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity welcomes you to Five Minutes Five Issues. Starting in five four three two one.* Hello, I am Adam Dick, a Ron Paul Institute senior fellow. Let’s start. *Issue one. *People say there is not ... more »

Five Minutes Five Issues: Israel Boycott, Uruguay Marijuana, Revolving Door, NH Marijuana, RPI Conference

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 12 hours ago
A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues is out. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud. Listen to the new episode here: Read a transcript of the new episode, including links to further information regarding the topics discussed, here: *The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity welcomes you to Five Minutes Five Issues. Starting in five four three two one.* Hello, I am Adam Dick, a Ron Paul Institute senior fellow. Let’s start. *Issue one. *People say there is not ... more »

Five Minutes Five Issues: Israel Boycott, Uruguay Marijuana, Revolving Door, NH Marijuana, RPI Conference

Adam Dick at Ron Paul Institute for Peace And Prosperity - 12 hours ago
A new episode of Five Minutes Five Issues is out. You can listen to it, and read a transcript, below. You can also find previous episodes of the show at Stitcher, iTunes, YouTube, and SoundCloud. Listen to the new episode here: Read a transcript of the new episode, including links to further information regarding the topics discussed, here: *The Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity welcomes you to Five Minutes Five Issues. Starting in five four three two one.* Hello, I am Adam Dick, a Ron Paul Institute senior fellow. Let’s start. *Issue one. *People say there is not ... more »

Majestic Black Wolf Howls to the Thunder

White Wolf at White Wolf - 12 hours ago
Black wolf howls to the prairie thunderstorm and rains. Zephyr (meaning "light or west wind") is a beautiful black male with a prominent nose and a feisty personality. Ancient cultures paid great attention to the events in the Sky Nation and put much faith and trust in Thunder Medicine. In all traditions it was the Thunder beings who were the Creators. They were the ones that governed Nature and all life by sustaining balance and destroying imbalance which is the cause of suffering. The storms, that are the gift of the thunder beings, wash away the negative energy and tensions of... more »

Israel Will Do ‘Everything that is Needed’ Despite US-Brokered Ceasefire – Defense Minister “Utterly Opposed to Deal”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 12 hours ago
Published on Jul 21, 2017 Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is unhappy with the ceasefire in southern Syria which the US, Russia and Jordan managed to achieve. He claims it will put Iran at a dangerous advantage in the region. RT America’s Alexey Yaroshevsky reports. end

Saturday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 12 hours ago
Assorted content for your weekend reading. - George Monbiot examines the history of James McGill Buchanan, Charles Koch and others who have used massive amounts of time and money to ensure that wealth wins out over democracy in shaping U.S. policy - and how their influence will sounds familiar elsewhere as well: The papers Nancy MacLean discovered show that Buchanan saw stealth as crucial. He told his collaborators that “conspiratorial secrecy is at all times essential”. Instead of revealing their ultimate destination, they would proceed by incremental steps. For example, in seeking... more »

According to US spy agencies Russia's ambassador reported that he had discussed campaign related matters with Jeff Sessions, which Sessions had denied under oath. Oops.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 12 hours ago
Courtesy of WaPo: *Russia’s ambassador to Washington told his superiors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related matters, including policy issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, contrary to public assertions by the embattled attorney general, according to current and former U.S. officials. * *Ambassador Sergey Kislyak’s accounts of two conversations with Sessions — then a top foreign policy adviser to Republican candidate Donald Trump — were intercepted by U.S. spy agencies, which monitor the communications of senior Russian official... more »

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