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Thomas Paine

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

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Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 22, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Daily Press:* *Carrier Gerald R. Ford joins the Navy today* The aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford will come to life today in a commissioning ceremony at Naval Station Norfolk, a time-honored tradition that will usher in a new generation of naval sea power. Ship sponsor Susan Ford Bales will make the call to send dozens of sailors in crisp white uniforms running onto the first-in-class ship that bears her father's name. President Donald Trump and Navy leaders are among those scheduled to attend. *Read more* .... *Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 22, 2017* After years ... more »

Iraqi VP: US ‘Created ISIS’ and is Now Trying to Claim Victory Over Them

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: mosul]The vice president of Iraq is calling out the U.S. for hypocritically claiming victory over the terrorist group it created in the liberation of Mosul.

Post Mosul Liberation Day 11 Jul 21 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
News out of Mosul was limited again because of the media blackout enforced by the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF). Yesterday, General Haidar Ali al-Shemari from the Golden Division toldthe press that around 250 families were still trapped in the Old City, afraid to flee because of Islamic State gunfire. Soon after that story was published the Joint Operations Command (JOC) deniedit. The JOC was supposed to be in control of all press statements, but has never been able to enforce that rule. The general’s statement contradicted the government’s narrative that Mosul is freed, and only mo... more »

Is Adam Entous an honest reporter?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*SATURDAY, JULY 22, 2017Once again, with the obvious need to use our number words:* Again today, like yesterday, today we have counting of sources. Once again, we have the need to use our number words! Once again, our desire to use our number words originates on the front page of the glorious Washington Post. The news report to which we refer drove the excitement on cable last night. In hard copy editions today, it tops the Post's front page. The news report starts as shown below. Again, we have counting of sources: ENTOUS, NAKASHIMA AND MILLER (7/22/17): Russia’s ambassador to W... more »

Is Mexico On The Brink Of An Opium War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*TRT*: *Violence over opium crops plagues Mexico’s Guerrero state* The western Mexican state of Guerrero is one of the most prolific producers of opium in the world. In a region of Mexico that has become the world's third most prolific producer of opium, a wave of violence has engulfed the mountain communities, instigating a fight back from the local communities. In the remote mountains of Guerrero state, opium poppies are the cash crop, and intense cartel competition to secure the harvest has led to a wave of violence that has displaced entire communities from their ancestral ho... more »

Wages of war

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Charles Moore reportedly remarked that the revelations about excessive BBC salaries that were supposed to shame the BBC into curbing them have morphed into squabbles about the gender gap, and will inevitably have the opposite effect. (Levelled up.) People carping about each other’s pay is a terrible bore. When it concerns riches beyond our wildest dreams, to quote the eminent philosopher Robbie Williams, it becomes part galling, part comical. One such carpist is our friend Jeremy Bowen (£150,000 - 199,999) who is not happy. I hear he’d been tweeting about this so I had a quick loo... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 13 hours ago
Yesterday, in a Fox News story, a U.S. general accused *The New York Times* of publishing a leak in 2015 that recently allowed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to escape: In a wide-ranging interview moderated by Fox News' Catherine Herridge, [General Tony] Thomas, who leads the Special Operations Command, said his team was “particularly close” to Baghdadi after the 2015 raid that killed ISIS oil minister Abu Sayyaf. That raid also netted his wife, who provided a wealth of actionable information. “That was a very good lead. Unfortunately, it was leaked in a prominent national newspa... more »

Mexico's Drug Cartel Wars Have Made June The Bloodiest Month In Mexico In 20 Years

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A woman is comforted near the body of a murder victim in Juárez, Mexico, in April. Reuters *L.A. Times*: *More people are dying in Mexico's bloody drug war than ever before* *Drug war bloodshed in Mexico has spiked to record levels, with more homicides recorded in June than in any month in at least two decades.* Prosecutors opened 2,234 homicide investigations last month, according to government statistics released Friday. That’s an increase of 40% over June of last year and 80% over June of 2014. Rising demand for heroin in the United States and a bloody power struggle inside one... more »

Exclusive: An Inside Look at USS Gerald R. Ford (America's Newest Aircraft Carrier)

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * We should know--we toured it. *Ford seems to be delivering on the promise of a more efficient carrier that will take naval aviation into the future. Ford—which is based on the Nimitz-class hull form—restores weight and stability margins by reconfiguring the ship’s interior, though she displaces roughly 100,000-tons just like the CVN-68 class (Indeed, one officer noted that while a sea, Ford is much more sporty than the Nimitz thanks to her prodigious horsepower and reconfigured interiors). But more importantly, Ford adds improved survivability measu... more »

Graphic Dashcam: Cop Shoots Fleeing, Unarmed Man in Back, Fires Again After He Falls

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: immunity]A Knoxville police officer, who shot a man six times in the back as he was fleeing, will not be allowed to claim qualified immunity.

Innocent Man Sentenced to Prison for Standing on a Sidewalk, Informing People of Their Rights

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: jury]A man was sentenced to time in jail after he faced both felony and misdemeanor charges for passing out jury nullification pamphlets outside of a courthouse.

VIDEO: Hezbollah gives no quarter to Al-Qaeda with Qalamoun offensive in full throttle

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:00 P.M.) – Four videos were published today by Hezbollah’s media wing showing its troops, assisted by Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) Republican Guard, in action against Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS/Al-Qaeda) in the mountainous West Qalamoun border region. In the first day of counter-insurgency operations alone, Hezbollah and the SAA have thus far captured […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US allies hammer the Syrian Army, Hezbollah with GRAD rockets

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:40 P.M.) – On Saturday morning, the Free Syrian Army’s (FSA) Osoud Al-Sharqiya branch deployed two BM-21 Grad multiple rocket launchers against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), Hezbollah and Iraqi volunteers in the desert of southern Syria. Targeting government-held positions in southeastern parts of Rif Dimashq province, the FSA launched dozens of longe-range […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

9 Turkish soldiers shot dead after Kurdish insurgents lay an ambush in Semdinli

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:00 P.M.) – Shortly after midnight local time, a Turkish armored convoy of some 50 vehicles were ambushed while driving through Hakkari province towards Semdinli city in southeastern Turkey, a region bordering both Iran and Iraq. After being closely monitored by the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) throughout the journey, PKK militants opened fire […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Kurdish forces resume Raqqa operation, capture new neighborhood from ISIS

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:15 P.M.) – After a 48-hour hiatus to stock up on supplies and bring in more reinforcements, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) scored new gains inside ISIS’ self-proclaimed capital on Saturday morning. Advancing on the southeastern flank of Raqqa city, the Kurdish-led SDF were able to impose full control over the Rafiqah […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

According to Hill, Trump is the most unpopular US president in the last 70 years

Majd Fahd at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
The US President’s Donald Trump’s popularity rate has reached the lowest level after only six months in office, compared to other American presidents in past seventy years. According to Hill’s website, a joint poll of the “Washington Post” and the “BBC” showed that nearly 36 percent of the people who participated in the poll approve […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

President Trump Blasts "Illegal' Leak From An Anonymous Source Alleging Attorney General Sessions Discussed Campaign With Russian Ambassador

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A new INTELLIGENCE LEAK from the Amazon Washington Post,this time against A.G. Jeff Sessions.These illegal leaks, like Comey's, must stop! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2017 *The Hill:* *Trump slams 'illegal' leak alleging Sessions discussed campaign with Russian envoy* President Trump on Saturday morning blasted a Washington Post article based on U.S. intelligence reports claiming Attorney General Jeff Sessions discussed Trump campaign issues with Russia’s ambassador to the U.S. Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak recounted two such conversations with Sessions to h... more »

US General Told The Kurdish YPG That It Is Vital for Them To Change Their 'Name-Brand' To Appease Turkey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters*: *U.S. general told Syria's YPG: 'You have got to change your brand'* ASPEN, Colo. (Reuters) - One of America's most senior generals said on Friday he instructed the Kurdish YPG militia to change its "brand" a day or so before it unveiled an alliance with Syrian Arabs in 2015 under the name Syrian Democratic Forces. The recounting by U.S. Army General Raymond Thomas, the head of Special Operations Command, offered a glimpse into the mechanics that preceded a major rampup in U.S. support to the Kurdish fighters despite fierce opposition from NATO ally Turkey. Turkey vie... more »

U.S. Special Operations Command Chief: 'Russian Military Could Force The US Out of Syria'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A U.S army soldier holds a gun as he stands guard next to an armored vehicle as Brett McGurk, U.S. envoy to the coalition against Islamic State militant group (ISIS), visits the town of Tabqa, Syria June 29, 2017. The U.S. is also involved in the fight against ISIS, but backs a different faction from Russia not associated with the Syrian government. RODI SAID/REUTERS *Newsweek:* *Russian Military Could Force The US Out of Syria, Army Official Says* The head of Special Forces said Friday that Russia had established a more credible foothold than the U.S. in Syria, and that Moscow co... more »

U.S. Navy SEAL Program Gets Its First Female Applicants

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Daily Mail: **Navy officer applies to become the first ever woman to join the elite SEALs* * A female midshipman is working to become the first woman Navy Seal officer * Another is training to be in the Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Creman program * Women just recently in January 2016 were allowed to serve in combat roles * The women's identities have been protected to ensure their personal safety and security along with 'career viability as future special operator' * Eight SEAL and seven SWCC classes made entirely out of males have graduated since March 2016 A woman is making h... more »

Scores Of Afghan Police Officers Killed In Errant U.S. Air Strike

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*DW:* *US airstrike in Helmand kills Afghan police in friendly-fire incident* At least 16 Afghan police officers have been killed in friendly fire following a botched US airstrike over Helmand. Afghan forces have been waging deadly battles to retake the Taliban-held controlled province. The Helmand governor's office on Saturday morning confirmed the death toll following an inspection of the struck compound in the Gereshk District. Two more Afghan officers were wounded in Friday's strike. NATO's mission in Afghanistan issued a statement, saying: "During a US-supported (Afghan secur...more »

Beached Octopus Thanks Rescuer Before Heading Out To Sea

White Wolf at White Wolf - 14 hours ago
A man rescued a stranded octopus at Cyrene Reef in Singapore and the grateful mollusc thanked him for his kindness. After recovering, the little octopus moved towards its rescuer and placed one of its tentacles on him for some time before swimming away. *"We spent our Holidays at the red sea. While walking along a lonely beach we saw a stranded Octopus in the sand. We were not sure if he is already dead. So we pushed him back into the water. He needed some minutes to recover, then he swam away. * *We are sure that this Octopus came back to thank us for saving his life. It's amazi... more »

WATCH: Cop Kills Unarmed Man for Walking Toward Him – Gets Job Back & Immunity

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: schlabach]Officer Justin Schlabach shot and killed an unarmed man for walking toward him and he was granted full immunity and given his job back.

Stephen Colbert travels to Russia to spend the night in the presidential suite mentioned in the infamous "pee pee tape."

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
Courtesy of Slate: *On Thursday, Colbert shared what he calls “the whole damn reason” he went to Russia in the first place: He wanted to find evidence that the Steele dossier, a series of leaked memos full of scandalous allegations about Trump’s campaign’s ties to Russia, was real. But Colbert wasn’t interested in the parts about financial ties and collusion—no, Colbert wanted to find the alleged compromising footage the Kremlin took of Trump watching Russian prostitutes urinate on the bed at the presidential suite at the Moscow Ritz-Carlton. In other words, he wanted to find “the... more »

A Saturday Pep Talk: Alex Jones interviews Stefan Molyneux...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 15 hours ago
*there's a lot packed into this 16 minutes.* Do not let the name "Alex Jones" deter you from watching this. It's very powerful. My veggies are calling out to me and they're saying, "Water me." *Deals in Amazon Video in case it's hot where you live and you need to stay inside. * *Kindle Deals* *And some great deals in Patio, Lawn, and Garden*

Totally vindicated on the bogus 1992C. Thank you, Beijing!

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
*A woman cleans "tree seeds" in Jhuolan.* Before I get to the meat of this post, in which I count coup on our lazy, Kuomintang-propaganda-regurgitating international media, I'd like to point out this fantastic post from back in 2009, which says that the English word *ketchup* derives from a Southern Minnan word for "fish sauce". Apparently fish sauce was an ancient food of China. Those of you with an interest in Austronesian history will note (1) the overlap between the distribution of fish sauce and the presence of Austronesian peoples and (2) the fact that fish sauce disappears ...more »

Putin undecided about running for another Presidential term

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Reports stating that a decision has been made are fake news. The post Putin undecided about running for another Presidential term appeared first on The Duran.

LaRouchePAC Issues Emergency Call to Pre-empt Trans-Atlantic Economic Breakdown and Chaos

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 15 hours ago
PDF: [image: PDF icon] 20170722-emergency-call.pdf This week, the LaRouche Political Action Committe (LPAC) issued an emergency call for mobilization to pre-empt the chaos and devastation that will result across the Americas, Europe and beyond, if we don't take measures to initiate a Glass-Steagall re-organization of banking and credit, and proceed with funding for largescale, priority, physical infrastructure projects, and a resumption of space exploration and fusion power R & D. In 2014, Lyndon LaRouche laid out "Four Laws" of how best to move on this; now the situation has beco... more »

Weekend reads: 10 rules for research misconduct; peer review’s black box; the rich get richer

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch featured authors making a difficult decision to retract once-promising findings about gliobastoma, and sanctions for a researcher in whose lab image manipulations were found. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: “So, here we are! You’ve decided to join the dark side of Science. That’s great!” Ten Simple Rules for Scientific Fraud & […] The post Weekend reads: 10 rules for research misconduct; peer review’s black box; the rich get richer appeared first on Retraction Watch.

James Hughes and the Transhumanist Zeitgeist

Ethical Technology - 15 hours ago
Our very first guest—and one of our favorites—James Hughes returns to keep it 100. James Hughes, Executive Director of the IEET, and the first guest we ever had, is back. He’s the best. Prepare for a transhumanist delight. Listen Here

Perspectives on Mind-Body Relationship

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 15 hours ago
The philosophy of the brain is of great interest as it seeks to find the answer to the greatest puzzle of mankind, the puzzle of man’s nature. In *Some Questions about Language*, Chapter III, “Solution of the Primary Problem,” Mortimer J. Adler offers his answer to the question: Can meaningless notations acquire referential significance without the intervention of the mind? Adler’s answer runs across 6 pages, but in this blog I look at only the perspective on mind-body relationship that he offers while presenting his answer. Here’s an excerpt: *It is necessary to explain the quest... more »

Dick Cheney Poisoned Hundreds of US Troops—They’re Dying & Were Just Told They Can’t Sue

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: kbr]Cheney made BILLIONS through KBR while poisoning young men and women in Iraq and the DoD, VA, and courts are covering it up.

Canadian Study Gives More Evidence Cancer is a Lifestyle Disease Largely Caused by Food

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Alex Pietrowski* - As cancer rates rise, we have to remember the cause. The post Canadian Study Gives More Evidence Cancer is a Lifestyle Disease Largely Caused by Food appeared first on Waking Times.

Is North Korea's ICBM Really a Hoax?

Uzi Rubin at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Uzi Rubin* *Security, * Or is it the real deal? The Hwasong-14 missile that arched over North Korea on July 4 was hailed by its leader as an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), “capable of reaching anywhere in the world.” The announcement sparked headlines across the world, prompting frantic diplomatic activity and launching a flood of comment and analysis. This should not be surprising: while most of Kim Jong Un’s missile tests in the last couple of years had only regional implications, the debut of an incipient ICBM has global ones. A nuclear-tipped, global range ICBM... more »

Hypersonic Weapons: Everything You Need to Know About the Ultimate Weapon

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * Who will get them first? *The US wants to stay in front of China with hypersonic weapons able to travel at five-times the speed of sound and destroy targets with a "kinetic energy" warhead.* The Air Force and Australia fired an experimental hypersonic weapon into the Australian skies -- traveling at speeds faster than one-mile per second, a Pentagon report said. "This was just the latest in a series of tests of the HiFIRE 4, which was also tested in Hawaii and Norway in 2012. While the designed speed of the hypersonic missile is faster than that of s... more »

Imagine This: The Air Force Considered Turing the A-10 Warthog into a Nuclear Bomber

Joseph Trevithick at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Joseph Trevithick* *Security, * Well, at least briefly. Fast-moving fighter jets would have trouble escaping the aftermath of these massive explosions. On a nuclear mission, the Air Force expected its fighter pilots to fly toward their targets at altitudes greater than 30,000 feet before lobbing bombs at the enemy. With the bombs flying in an upward arc onto the target, the method would hopefully give the aircraft enough time to fly clear of the blast. But it’d still be a close call. The slower A-10s probably wouldn’t make it. Despite what the Pentagon and senior Air Force lea... more »

The U.S. Navy Is Turning Its Nuclear Attack Submarines into Cruise Missile Boats

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * A smart strategy. The United States Navy has test fired a pair of Tomahawk cruise missiles from USS *North Dakota* (SSN-784), the first Block III Virginia-class submarine. Unlike previous Virginia-class SSNs, the Block III version dispenses with 12 individual tubes for cruise missiles and replaces those with a pair of large diameter Virginia Payload Tubes. With the new configuration, each VPT will carry six missiles in a canister that can be swapped out—but the new system initially had some teething issues. Those issues have been resolved, leaving ... more »

No Longer A Target

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
The Spicer Show has been cancelled. No one is cheering and no one is mourning. Daniel Dale, the* Toronto Star's *Washington correspondent, writes : Spicer had become an improbable celebrity, an afternoon sensation whose televised briefings produced almost no useful information but drew more viewers than *General Hospital*. Trump, a television obsessive who often watched The Spicer Show himself, bragged about Spicer’s ratings as if they were evidence of his own popularity. Viewers were tuning in for the political equivalent of the four-alarm-fire coverage on the local newscast, and... more »

Imagine Someone Like Trumpy The Clown Destroying What Took Over 200 Years To Build

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Trump's like the guy, pulled over by a traffic cop for speeding, who says to the cop who comes over to write him a ticket, "you better not look in the trunk or else!" The analogy falls apart a little when you realize Mueller had already *been* looking in the trunk-- even if he isn't putting out press releases or leaking about it. Trump's flipping out that Mueller can examine his tax returns-- i.e., that there's a real sheriff in town who's going after the bad guys. And Trump knows exactly who the bad guys are-- and how bad they are. Yesterday the *Washington Post* reported that "... more »

Son Of Taliban Leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada Killed Carrying Out Suicide Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Son of Afghan Taliban leader dies carrying out suicide attack* PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - The son of Taliban leader Mullah Haibatullah Akhundzada died on Thursday carrying out a suicide attack in the province of Helmand in southern Afghanistan, one of the insurgent movement's main spokesmen said. Abdur Rahman, 23, also known as Hafiz Khalid, died driving a vehicle laden with explosives into an Afghan military base in the town of Gereshk, north of the provincial capital Lashkar Gah, Qari Yousaf Ahmadi, the Taliban's main spokesman for southern Afghanistan, said. He ... more »

Philippine President Duterte Vows To Never Visit 'Lousy' U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Philippines' Duterte says will never visit 'lousy' United States* MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hit back on Friday at U.S. lawmakers opposed to the prospect of his visiting the White House, saying he would never go to the United States, which he called a "lousy" country. Duterte was responding to remarks by Massachusetts Congressman James McGovern, who told a hearing of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission that he would protest against such a visit if U.S. President Donald Trump followed through on an invitation to the firebrand Philippine ... more »

Jill Stein is now among the folks the Senate Judiciary Committee wants to talk to concerning the Russia probe. Let the speculation begin.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 16 hours ago
REMINDER a picture of treason in action, Jill Stein seated with Mike Flynn and Vlad Putin....Stein is now a part of russiagate investigation pic.twitter.com/2MPeCMLy6b — mark john junor (@markjunor3) July 20, 2017 Courtesy of Newsweek: *There are 41 names included in the document requests sent to Donald Trump Jr.’s lawyer, Alan Futerfas, and Paul Manafort’s lawyer, Reginald Brown, by the Senate Judiciary Committee. The requests include communications involving many individuals known to be ensnared in the Russia investigation, from President Donald Trump's former campaign manager,... more »

X22 Report, “The Entity Controlling The Economic System Is Much Larger Than The Fed: Rob Kirby”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
X22 Report, “The Entity Controlling The Economic System Is Much Larger Than The Fed: Rob Kirby” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BkPfVErSj6c

Fukushima Update: "Fukushima Equals 14,918.8 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”* - Shiva *Updated July 22, 2017: Fukushima Equals 14,918.8 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow; There is No Place On Earth to Escape the Rad: *The 3 melted-through cores of the destroyed reactors, now melted together into a single "corium" totaling over *600 tons*, at Fukushima *daily* release the radioactive equivalent of 6.45 Hiroshima bombs directly into the atmosphere and the Pacific Ocean. As of July 22, 2017 - 2,313 days since the disaster began - this equals the detonation of 14,918.8 Hiroshima atomic bombs and it is still ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*The gap that never will close* *We see below that parental education is found to be the big factor in how well the child will do in education. It is also shown that this is a genetic influence. So there is no hope that black educational attainment will ever equal white educational attainment. In general, poorly educated parents must bring forth poorly educable chidren. The exceptions are to be treasured but will not be frequent* Genetic Influence on Intergenerational Educational Attainment Ziada Ayorech, Eva Krapohl, Robert Plomin Abstract Using twin (6,105 twin pairs) and ge... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Roman Empire and Chinese Han Dynasty responsible for greenhouse gas emissions 1,800 years before Industrial Revolution* *This study concerns methane but other gases produced by civilizational advance would have to be similar in incidence* The Roman Empire and the Chinese Han Dynasty were responsible for significant greenhouse gas emissions, according to a study which contradicts UN scientists’ view that man-made climate change only began with the Industrial Revolution. Core samples from Greenland’s ice, which faithfully record the planet’s atmospheric conditions, showed that met... more »

3 reasons the United States has lost the Middle East

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 17 hours ago
The United States has become isolated in the Middle East just as new players move in and traditional powers re-align their geo-strategic positions. The post 3 reasons the United States has lost the Middle East appeared first on The Duran.


Anon at Aangirfan - 18 hours ago
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Afghanistan: from Soviet ‘occupation’ to American ‘liberation’

Nauman SADIQ at OrientalReview.org - 18 hours ago
If Afghanistan was an 'occupied' country during Soviet dominance from 1979 to 1988, how did it become a free country after Americans entered in 2001? The post Afghanistan: from Soviet ‘occupation’ to American ‘liberation’ appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Washington’s Good Terrorists, Bad Terrorists Policy in Middle East

Nauman SADIQ at OrientalReview.org - 18 hours ago
Karl Marx famously said that history repeats itself, first as tragedy, second as farce. The only difference between the Afghan jihad back in the ‘80s that spawned Islamic jihadists like the Taliban and al Qaeda for the first time in history and the Libyan and Syrian civil wars, 2011-onward, is […] The post Washington’s Good Terrorists, Bad Terrorists Policy in Middle East appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Trump shows realism toward Iran

M. K. BHADRAKUMAR at OrientalReview.org - 18 hours ago
The United States’ regional strategies in the Middle East face multiple challenges and it needs strong nerves and robust realism not to overreact. Importantly, the temptation to display ‘muscular’ diplomacy must be curbed. Thus, the decision by the Trump administration on Monday to certify for the second time Iran’s compliance […] The post Trump shows realism toward Iran appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Originally scheduled to receive the William F. Buckley award, Sean Hannity will no longer be the recipient after Buckley's son expressed outrage.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
Courtesy of CNN: *Fox News Channel star anchor Sean Hannity will no longer receive the conservative Media Research Center's William F. Buckley Award for Media Excellence at its September 21 gala, sources familiar with the situation tell CNN. * *Buckley, the founder of the National Review, who died in 2008, was hailed in his day as "arguably the most important public intellectual in the United States." Giving an award in his name to Hannity -- a pugnacious talk radio host who has shared conspiracy theories on his popular cable news show -- had caused hand wringing among some conse...more »

5 weird conspiracy theories from CIA Director Mike Pompeo

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Mike Pompeo sounds increasingly unhinged when talking about Russia, Wikileaks and the media. The post 5 weird conspiracy theories from CIA Director Mike Pompeo appeared first on The Duran.


Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
The United States wants to stay in Iraq, against the wishes of Iraq's leaders, in order to prevent a growing alliance between Iraq with both Iran and Syria. If America was so worried about this, they could have simply left Saddam Hussein in power. The post IRAQI VICE PRESIDENT: NO US BASES IN MY COUNTRY! appeared first on The Duran.

Syria requests compensation from US over destruction wrought by war

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
America's illegal presence in Syria and the loss of civilian life which has resulted from it, has led Syria to request compensation at the United Nations. The post Syria requests compensation from US over destruction wrought by war appeared first on The Duran.

Irish Times Reports Sharp Increase in Special Education Students

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
Note: ...and today? Your children.... We are well past the canary in the coalmine stage. The frog in the pot is well and truly cooked. As children in first world nations fall further behind their parents' and grandparents' generation and...


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 20 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin All hell breaks loose as the tundra thaws "A recent heatwave in Siberia’s frozen wastes has resulted in outbreaks of deadly anthrax and a series of violent explosions" US Urges All Nationals In North Korea To "Depart Immediately", Bans Tourists From Visiting Chechnya's Leader Claims "Russian Doomsday Device" Is Activated Russian lawyer who met with Donald Trump Jr. has represented Russia's spy agency Trump Legal Shake Up: Kasowitz Out As Personal Attorney, Corrallo Resigns North Korea's economy is booming China will make 25% more solar panels in 2017 than it d... more »

Listen to what they say, they make no secret of their aims

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
*Egyptian Islamic scholar Sheikh Ayman Khamis said that Al-Andalus was "occupied by the Spaniards just like Palestine is occupied by the Jews, and we shall take it back, Allah willing." He was speaking on Mekameleen TV, a Turkey-based Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood channel, on June 11.* *Ayman Khamis*: "Al-Alndalus is just like Palestine. We shall never forget our lands. We say to the West: We shall never forget our lands. We shall take it back from you because it is occupied land. Al-Andalus is occupied by the Spaniards, just like Palestine is occupied by the Jews, and we shall tak... more »

Jeff Berwick Exposes The FedRes & The Entire Matrix Control System on The American Intelligence Report

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 hours ago
Published on Jul 13, 2017 Jeff is interviewed on The American Intelligence Report, topics include: fiat currency and the Freemasons, the Federal Reserve and the end of the gold standard, the real causes for the US civil war, bypassing the current economic system entirely, gold silver and bitcoin, privacy and crytocurrencies, altcoins, Litecoin, changes to […]

Ellijay, Georgia . . . the secrets in its soil could change the history books

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This unwinds an amazing history and really shows us just how attractive these lands were to all comers. Most of that history evolved faraway from any governor or his agents. Then the trail of tears did strip out those legitamately indigenous. Yet what is clearly left is a body of folk of multiple origins both European and Caribbean. I would love to see an academic effort that gathers remaining folk knowledge of all these peoples. The archeology and the DNA work confirms reral complexity and that also means cultural cross fertilization that was important.. *Ellijay, Georgia .... more »

Was the Amazon Rainforest Once Home to A Massive Lost Civilization?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Ancient ruins in the rainforest] The empty amazon theory all depended on one grave error and that it was impossible to operate continuous agriculture in the amazon. As it turns out that is completely false. Agriculture based on bio char supported soil husbandry is proving all that wrong. Huge populations were in fact maintained throughout the Amazon. This collapsed with the onset of old world diseases and the steel axe as well. Suddenly escape and slash and burn provided real security . The population quote is way too low. The bio char protocol supported small g... more »

Pyramids at Bimini.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Underwater World (Public Domain) and ruins of the Palace of Sayil, Yucatan. (Rose Vekony/CC BY-SA 3.0); Deriv] We are now locating pyramids associated with Bimini. Donato has been pursuing all this for a long time. Good news if it is true. What has been discovered in the past appears to have natural causes. Again this island happens to be the natural location for gathering the Bronze Age copper fleet heading for Lewis at the opening of the Irish Sea. That great circle route is a certainty and it means that archeology must eventuality uncover location. Recall that the ... more »

Kolbrin - Sadek

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
We finally stumble into the rule of twelve as practiced then. Better yet man was brought from the womb of the Earth to populate the surface. This means we were first developed inside the hollow earth as we have previously suggested and has been spelled out here a couple of times. I am unsure of the time of this set of laws, but it sounds like it is again early Bronze Age. . The rule of twelve is well thought out here and that suggests long application. Recall that this works wonderfully for a natural community of 150 and by simple extension it applies to a community of a thous...more »

Deep State leaks more “Russia hysteria” propaganda targeting Jeff Sessions.

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
Deep State leaks Russian hysteria claim that AG Jeff Sessions spoke to Russian Ambassador during the 2016 presidential election. The post Deep State leaks more “Russia hysteria” propaganda targeting Jeff Sessions. appeared first on The Duran.

Jill Stein accuses DNC of election rigging and covering tracks with “ludicrous Russia conspiracy theories”

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
Jill Stein crushes the DNC and their Russia conspiracy lies. The post Jill Stein accuses DNC of election rigging and covering tracks with “ludicrous Russia conspiracy theories” appeared first on The Duran.

The $400,000 F-35B Helmet's Night-Vision Camera That Does Not Work When There Is No Moon

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*Marine Times:* *F-35B helmet's night-vision camera failed during test flight* The $400,000 helmet for the F-35B has a major problem: The night-vision camera does not work when there is no moon, according to video of a test flight aboard the amphibious assault ship America in November. The problem will take months to fix, said F-35 Joint Program Office spokesman Joe DellaVedova. Potential solutions are expected to be tested in the fall, he said. Military.com first reported on Wednesday about the defect. *Read more* .... *WNU editor:* You just can't make this up.

The American Deep State

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 22 hours ago
The ultimate motto of the deep state, as enunciated by Napoleon the pig, the Supreme Leader of George Orwell’s Animal Farm. Image Credit: QuotesGram.com What is more important in our life on this world? Is it the confluence of values bound up in the notions of freedom, personal liberty, and freedom of thought and speech? […]

Donald Trump has a duty: to defend his family

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
*Guaranteed pardon for all family members is the right thing to do* Hardcore left-wing activists in the U.S. keep on attacking Donald Trump and his family. Their behavior is so similar to what we remember from the communist totalitarianism. Someone's view, in this case Trump's, is sometimes politically inconvenient for the self-appointed determinants of the atmosphere in the whole society. So the left-wing octopus doesn't attack just Trump himself but also his children. During communism, this was happening to many Czechoslovak parents. Many of them found the legal and material well-... more »

Second phase of east Damascus offensive set to begin

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – The second phase of the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) east Damascus offensive is set to begin in the coming days, a military source in the Syrian capital told Al-Masdar yesterday. Led by the 42nd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division, the Syrian Arab Army is preparing to storm the western […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

European Union's Left, not Poland, is a threat to democracy

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
Europe's postmodern Left has escalated its attacks against Poland that started to remind us of September 1939. Let me offer you two texts about the tension. First, a translation of an article by science-fiction writer Mr Ondřej Neff at his The Invisible Dog. *The Constitutional Court and Poland* *By Ondřej Neff* On the website of the Czech constitutional court, it is possible to find a joint statement concerning the situation in Poland. It was signed by various important personalities, chairmen of the Constitutional, Supreme, and Supreme Administrative courts, the Attorney General,... more »

No One Can Else Can Claim This

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Michael Collins is the only person in all of humanity NOT in this photograph. July 20, 1969. pic.twitter.com/Cw5yxuoKuG — MissionControlMovie (@missionmovie) July 20, 2017

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Hyperloop or hyperbole? Musk promises NY-DC run in 29 mins https://t.co/x2TjWboRqr pic.twitter.com/DyCPQ5DkUb — AFP news agency (@AFP) July 21, 2017 “Russia is an existential threat to this country,” says fmr @ODNIgov Director James Clapper: https://t.co/Ohxd1ZLjMi #AspenSecurity pic.twitter.com/OplUDCppYM — The Aspen Institute (@AspenInstitute) July 21, 2017 Never seen a photo of the F-117 in production. This was the 1st, eight years before its existence was acknowledged. https://t.co/8UE0tfRlQv pic.twitter.com/2De1tVTjaJ — Jon Ostrower (@jonostrower) July 20, 2017 3 of 5 rema... more »

Secret Government

Anon at Aangirfan - 1 day ago
*“Liberation” and the False Flag Thesis. The West's Collusion with Terrorists.Trump Appeases Pentagon *

Musical Interlude: 2002, "Return to Freedom"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
2002, "Return to Freedom" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYVHVHniU80

What Are China's Military Goals?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning *Esquire:* *What Are China's Military Ambitions?* *Keep an eye on the Horn of Africa.* Russia, we noted last month, is boxed in by the tyranny of hydrography. They really have no way to get out onto the surface of the deep blue sea that is not constrained by land, ice, or NATO. China, on the other hand, does have a long oceanic and ice-free coastline. But for similar reasons, has a bit of a problem, ocean-wise. The problem for the Chinese is less one of immediate access, and more one of ultimate freedom. In particular, even once they reach the ope... more »

Were Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell Murdered to Cover Up a Pedophile Ring?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
A fake news web site claimed the deceased singers from Linkin Park and Sound Garden were murdered because they were about to expose a list of pedophiles.

Three Israelis stabbed to death in West Bank attack per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 1 day ago
This piece of shit article http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-40685369 by the institutionally anti Israel BBC contains the usual fake equivalence figures and narrative that I've covered too many times now. I really cannot be bothered to analyse such crap any more. Until the BBC release the Balen Report let's just accept that the BBC is institutionally anti Israel and move on. This particular BBC report ends by linking to a piece 'Is Palestinian-Israeli violence being driven by social media?' I'd say that the Palestinian Israeli violence is being driven by Islam's hatred ... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Graduates of the Moscow University of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia on Red Square on July 15. © SPUTNIK/ MAKSIM BLINOV *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *This Week in Pictures* (Sputnik).

This Is How China's Top Political And Military Leaders Communicate With Each Other

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
The “Channel One Operater” unit is an all-women military group that transfers calls between leaders through a system of red desk phones. Photo: Handout *South China Morning Post:* *The military unit that connects China’s secret ‘red phone’ calls* PLA group that runs communication for leadership must memorise 3,000 numbers, know who’s calling by their voice alone and understand all Chinese dialects, state media reports. It’s 57 years old, operates out of western Beijing and connects the biggest players at the highest echelons of power in China. It’s the “Channel One Operater” unit... more »

What a Beautiful Orange Day....John Horgan Edition

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 1 day ago
*Written by Grant G* Worms, squirms and the usual suspects, aided and abetted by you know who...PostMedia, oh boy, look at the neon, flashing strobes, look at the not so shiny baubles Postmedia presents as news, my gawd, how can Postmedia editors and editorial boards, living on a round earth(?) publish such blatant politically infused propaganda.....articles that appear to be written by either the BC Liberal party or industry lobbyists... But I digress....a beautiful day is when the reek of desperation falls from the pages, before your eyes, when Postmedia's bought reaching lo... more »

2 New Hampshire Special Elections This Week Have Lessons For Democrats-- Voters Want Progressives

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Does this sound like a positive statement from a Democratic candidate in a special election primary? "I have no 11th-hour plans and will continue to run a positive campaign. I have not met Josh and only saw his campaign info. As union member, I have been a Democrat-- a Kennedy Democrat-- since 1972. District 9 Democratic Primary choices are: a Kennedy Democrat of 40 years who understands decorum and the balance of social programs with the fiscal reality of New Hampshire workers/taxpayers; and a Bernie Socialist. Josh is an ambitious young man who believes he is doing what’s best,... more »

“A Conversation with Scratch”; Free Download: Christopher Marlowe, "Doctor Faustus"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“A Conversation with Scratch”* by Norman Franklin “Laying in his opulent hospital bed it finally occurs to McCain that he is not immortal, he cries out for God’s loving mercy… nothing. He cries out again and a nurse appears. “What can I do for you Senator?” “Get me a priest, please I can’t stand it anymore.” “That’s a good one Senator, how ’bout I just give you some more pain meds?” McCain drifts off… McCain is awakened to the sound of peanut shells cracking and hitting the floor. As his eyes begin to focus he sees a dapper looking young man with a neatly trimmed beard sitting cro... more »

What Sanctions? North Korea's Economy Is Booming!

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong-un reacts as he inspects a test-fire of strategic submarine-launched ballistic missile with Ri Pyong-chol (right). Photo: KCNA via Reuters *Christine Kim, Asia Times:* *What sanctions? North Korea economy grows at fastest pace in 17 years* North Korean GDP grew 3.9% in 2016, according to the central bank of South Korea North Korea’s economy grew at its fastest pace in 17 years in 2016, South Korea’s central bank said on Friday, despite the isolated country facing international sanctions aimed at curbing its pursuit of nuclear weapons. Gross domestic p...more »

Russia Is Building Laser-Armed Nuclear 'Combat Icebreakers'

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, * What more is there left to say? More details are emerging about Russia’s trump card for control of the Arctic: laser-armed, nuclear-powered “combat icebreakers.” In addition to a warship-sized array of weapons, the 8,500-ton Ivan Papanin–class vessels will mount powerful lasers that can cut through ice—and possibly through enemies as well. They will join a fleet of forty existing Russian icebreakers. The United States is now down to two, even as the United States, Canada and other nations are focusing on the Arctic, where melting ice offer the lure of... more »

Dunkirk: Everything You Need to Know Before You See the Movie

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, * A battle like no other. Christopher Nolan’s film *Dunkirk* inspired new attention to the famous evacuation by sea, in 1940, of four hundred thousand British troops under harrowing air attack. Had that evacuation failed, the United Kingdom would have been deprived of a land army to oppose Nazi Germany. But *before* Dunkirk, British and French troops fought desperate last stands in the channel ports of Calais and Boulogne that bought vital time for the evacuation in the Belgian Port. The situation grew so desperate at Boulogne that Allied destroyers... more »

Billions Could Die If India and Pakistan Start a Nuclear War

Zachary Keck at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Zachary Keck* *Security, Asia* Forget North Korea. This is the real nuclear threat. With the world’s attention firmly fixated on North Korea, the greatest possibility of nuclear war is in fact on the other side of Asia. That place is what could be called the nuclear triangle of Pakistan, India and China. Although Chinese and Indian forces are currently engaged in a standoff, traditionally the most dangerous flashpoint along the triangle has been the Indo-Pakistani border. The two countries fought three major wars before acquiring nuclear weapons, and one minor one afterwards. An... more »

Friends With Benefits? Israel’s Costly Deals with Dictators

Zach Shapiro at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Zach Shapiro* *Security, Middle East* [image: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures during a special cabinet meeting for Jerusalem Day, held in the Western Wall tunnels in Jerusalem's Old City May 28, 2017. REUTERS/Gali Tibbon/Pool] Israel has consistently sought strategic relationships to counter powerful regional adversaries—a policy that may soon be the source of new problems. This month, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu took a controversial trip to Hungary to meet prime minister Viktor Orban. Despite Orban’s stated commitment to building “an illiberal s... more »

Why the U.S. Navy Shouldn't Fear China's 'Hunt for Red October' Missile Submarines

James Holmes at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*James Holmes* *Security, Asia* [image: Chinese sailors salute on top of a submarine during the fleet's review of the China-Russia joint naval exercise in the Yellow Sea April 26, 2012. Chinese and Russian warships concluded a live ammunition exercise on Thursday, following a no-weapon joint war game earlier the same day. Xinhua News Agency reported. REUTERS/China Daily] The game’s afoot. Word has it that China’s People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLA Navy) has staged a breakthrough in submarine propulsion. At any rate, that’s the word from marine engineer Rear Admiral Ma Weiming, a ... more »

Does the New York Times Want America In Iraq for One Hundred Years?

Curt Mills at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Curt Mills* *Security, Middle East* [image: Iraqi soldiers help residents displaced by fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in Mosul's al-Zanjili's district, Iraq June 7, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro] 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... more »

MORPHING “Portal UFO” Seen All Over England

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 (New King James Version) 9 The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, 10 and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 11 And […]

Professor Lawrence Davidson: The Origins of Israel’s Anti-Arab Racism!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Origins of Israel’s Anti-Arab Racism! by Prof. Lawrence Davidson, Consortiumnews, http://www.globalresearch.ca/ The anti-Arab racism that increasingly pervades modern Israel surfaces in the non-human images applied to Palestinians, such as the metaphor “mowing the grass” when targeting militants in Gaza. This tragic development traces back to the attitudes of old European imperialism. – By the middle […]

Washington Post Says Trump Is Treasonous For Stopping ISIS Funding

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 20, 2017 Alex Jones breaks down how President Trump is working to undo the support system created by President Obama to help fund radical Islam. end

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