Fair Use Note

WARNING for European visitors: European Union laws require you to give European Union visitors information about cookies used on your blog. In many cases, these laws also require you to obtain consent. As a courtesy, we have added a notice on your blog to explain Google's use of certain Blogger and Google cookies, including use of Google Analytics and AdSense cookies. You are responsible for confirming this notice actually works for your blog, and that it displays. If you employ other cookies, for example by adding third party features, this notice may not work for you. Learn more about this notice and your responsibilities.

Thomas Paine

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

Sunday, July 23, 2017

23 July - Blogs I'm Following 1 of 2

Pale Moon START Page ( USA )   My Yahoo!  1 of 2   2 of 2

igoogle portal   old  1 of 2   2 of 2   My Feedly!   1 of 2   2 of 2

12:33 am MDT  July 24

IMF downgrades US and UK growth per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 minutes ago
This BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-40697473 starts thus: 'The UK and US economies will expand more slowly in 2017 than previously predicted, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It said "weaker-than-expected activity" in the first three months of the year meant the UK would grow by 1.7%, compared with an earlier 2% forecast. And the IMF revised down its US outlook from 2.3% to 2.1%. However, its overall global economic predictions - of 3.5% growth in 2017 and 3.6% in 2018 - remain unchanged. Meanwhile the outlook for several eurozone economies is bri... more »

Check Out The World's Largest Submarine Sailing In The Baltic Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 28 minutes ago
*Tyler Rogoway, The Drive*: *Check Out The World's Largest Submarine As It Sails Into The Tense Baltic Sea* The two Cold War era behemoths are just two of dozens of Russian and Chinese warships that will be in the Baltic Sea during the coming days. Last April, we first reported on Russia's plan to send the world's largest submarine, the Typhoon class Dmitry Donskoy, and the Russian Navy's largest surface combatant, the Kirov class nuclear powered battlecruiser Piotr Velikiy, into the Baltic Sea. After leaving port just four days ago, the two vessels have now made their way throug... more »

Alan Simpson and ‘The Greediest Generation’

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 54 minutes ago
An anonymous letter took former Senator Alan Simpson to task for referring to Americans as 'the greediest generation.'

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 58 minutes ago
Russia has eight diplomatic properties scattered about D.C. What are they all for? https://t.co/nOWAFMaPAy pic.twitter.com/ZaJlHl9hX8 — Foreign Policy (@ForeignPolicy) July 23, 2017 US-led coalition says more to do in Syria after Islamic State loses Raqa https://t.co/duAUUbRFSx — AFP news agency (@AFP) July 23, 2017 What a sight!!! #USNavy, @Australian_Navy & @NZNavy ships sail together in the Coral Sea during exercise #TalismanSaber. #Partnership pic.twitter.com/4cW5Ktpqn3 — 7th Fleet (@US7thFleet) July 23, 2017 This video of a parrot and a kitten in Japan has been winning the ... more »

Venezuela's getting a new constitution whether the people want it or not

Raul Sanchez Urribarri, Lecturer in Crime, Justice, and Legal Studies, La Trobe University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 hour ago
Despite widespread objections, Venezuela’s president, Nicolas Maduro, is moving ahead with a plan to rewrite the country’s constitution. Maduro argues a new constitution would contain the deadly violence that has gripped the nation and restore cooperation between the different branches of government. A vote is scheduled for July 30 to elect a National Constituent Assembly that will write a new constitution. However, observers warn a new constitution will violate democratic principles. The governments of Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Colombia have demanded the restoration of democ... more »

Mitch McConnell, the president's man in the Senate

Andrea Hatcher, Associate Professor and Chair of Department of Politics, Sewanee: The University of the South at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 hour ago
Being Senate majority leader isn’t easy. And Mitch McConnell is finding out that having unified government could make it harder still. As my research shows, U.S. Senate majority leaders represent several constituencies that push and pull in multiple – and usually conflicting – directions. Balancing constraints First, the leader is a senator responsible for representing the interests of his state – in McConnell’s case, Kentucky. Second, like all majority leaders, McConnell is the leader of his party in the Senate, with an obligation to get more Republicans elected to office an... more »

Electricity Consumers Group Adds New Study into Their Call for EPA to Reopen Its Endangerment Finding

Alan Carlin at Carlin Economics and Science - 1 hour ago
Three weeks ago I posted information on a new research report authored by Drs. James Wallace III, Joseph d’Aleo, and Craig Idso which concluded that the surface temperature data used by most climate alarmists lack the credibility required for policy making or climate modeling. This includes the repeated claims made by climate alarmists that new […]

Russia's Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (Full Interview) | NBC News

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*WNU Editor*: What's my read .... he definitely sounds frustrated with the U.S. media (and Washington's) focus on Russian election meddling (and other issues). And while there are many issues with the U.S. that he wants progress on, I can tell that he is not optimistic that this will be happening anytime soon.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
President Nicolás Maduro has vowed to confront protesters forcefully. In May, a water cannon was used. Credit Meridith Kohut for The New York Times *WNU Editor*: The above picture is from this photo gallery .... *The Battle for Venezuela, Through a Lens, Helmet and Gas Mask* (New York Tiems).

Hungary’s Orban: EU And “Soros Mafia Network” Are Seeking To “Muslimize Europe”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Hungary’s Orban: EU And “Soros Mafia Network” Are Seeking To “Muslimize Europe” by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com The war of words between Hungary’s outspoken prime minister Viktor Orban and liberal billionaire George Soros escalated to previously unseen levels on Saturday, when the Hungarian PM said that European Union leaders and Soros are seeking a “new, mixed, Muslimized […]

Mark Dice: Google/Hollywood Are The New Gatekeepers

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Published on Jul 22, 2017 Mark Dice joins the show to break down the latest censorship going on right now with YouTube and Hollywood and why the Tech Elite who just had their sun valley meeting that resembles the…”Bilderberg Group” will fail in the attempt to take down conservative, patriot minded people! end

Tel Aviv Condemned Over Brutal Crackdown on Palestinians.

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Published on Jul 23, 2017 The Secretary of Iran’s National Security Council has called for a united front against terrorism following the liberation of Mosul from Daesh terrorists. Ali Shamkhani said unity and cooperation among countries which have been the victims of terrorism can prevent the re-establishment of terror groups and will stop foreign intervention […]

China Moves Tons of Military Equipment to Area of Border Dispute with India

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Published on Jul 23, 2017 China and India are locked yet again in a stand-off of Himalayan proportions. Almost five weeks after Indian troops trespassed and forcibly halted the activities of a Chinese road construction crew on a narrow plateau at the China-Bhutan-India tri-junction area in the Sikkim Himalayas, the two sides appear no closer […]

Israel ‘Colludes with Groups that are Part of Chaos in Syria’ – Peace Activist

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Published on Jul 21, 2017 Miko Peled, former IDF soldier turned peace activist and author, joins RT America’s Manila Chan to give his reaction to Israel’s list of demands concerning the US-Russia-Jordan brokered peace deal concerning the Syrian civil war. Israel fears it will give Iran a strategic advantage in the region. end

Macron (the “Peacemaker”) to Discuss Ukraine with Putin, Merkel and Poroshenko

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Macron to discuss Ukraine with Putin, Merkel and Poroshenko by Sudip Kar-Gupta; Editing by Mark Trevelyan and Andrew Bolton, http://www.reuters.com/ PARIS (Reuters) – French President Emmanuel Macron will call the leaders of Russia, Germany and Ukraine on Monday to discuss the conflict in eastern Ukraine, his office said in a statement, as world powers step up efforts […]

Congress Defies Trump by Agreeing to New Sanctions Against Russia

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Congress Defies Trump by Agreeing to New Sanctions Against Russia by Daniel Politi, http://www.slate.com/ Congressional leaders have reached an agreement on a set of sweeping sanctions against Russia as punishment for meddling in the U.S. election as well as its military aggression, which essentially would prevent President Donald Trump from unilaterally removing sanctions on Russia. The measure, which […]

EU Concerned Over US Bill on Russia Sanctions, Warns of ‘Unintended Consequences’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
All these events are setting up the stage for the war in Revelation 17: the 10 Horn Beast Revived Roman Empire (EU 2.0) vs the Mystery Babylon Whore (America 2.0). Washington DC, the City of 7 Hills, is the endtimes Babylon city IMO. – Revelation 17:16-17 New King James Version (NKJV) 16 And the ten […]

CNN Host Shocked to Learn US Meddled in 81 Elections in 47 Countries

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Published on Jul 21, 2017 Michael Smerconish just did a segment on CNN with the banner reading, ‘International Intervention: Has the US meddled in other countries’ elections?’ In the segment, Smerconish’s guest, Dr. Levin, reveals just how extensively the US has meddled in other countries’ elections, and Smerconish appears very surprised. The Resident breaks it […]

Billions Of Lives Are At Stake As China Threatens India With War

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Billions Of Lives Are At Stake As China Threatens India With War by Mac Slavo, July 19th, 2017, http://www.SHTFplan.com … most Americans forget that the world doesn’t revolve around them. They worry a lot about the their nation engaging in another world war, but they forget that there are several powerful nations that could spark a global […]

Pakistan, India Border Tension Deepens. Pakistan Releases Video of Targeting an Indian Military Post

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
More Satanic Bullshit! The Illuminati is fomenting wars worldwide to lay the foundation for the introduction of the Man of Sin, the Anti-Christ, False Peacemaker who will bring about “PEACE” with the signing of the peace treaty of duration 7 years. – Published on Jul 21, 2017 Tensions are running high between Pakistan and India […]

Hawaii is Preparing for a North Korea Nuclear Attack with Cold War-Style Evacuation Drills and Warnings to ‘Stay Inside’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
The Synagogue of Satan rules the world. Both USA and North Korea is controlled by them. It is about laying the foundation for the coming of the fake messiah, the Anti-Christ, the bringer of false peace, the white horseman of Revelation 6. It is psychological warfare deception against the sheeple.

Multiple Warnings Broadcasted, Is Something Being Planned

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Published on Jul 21, 2017 Get economic collapse news throughout the day visit http://x22report.com Trump rolls back 800 Obama regulations. Trump’s attorney’s are probing Mueller’s teams to see how many gave campaign contributions to Clinton. FBI has turned over 7,000 emails from Weiner’s laptop to Judicial Watch. North Korea’s economy is booming. The BBC reports that […]

Syrian Army eyes Deir Ezzor as they advance in southeast Raqqa: map

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:05 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is rapidly advancing through the southeastern countryside of the Al-Raqqa Governorate, liberating several small villages along the western bank of the Euphrates River. Led by their elite Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army has managed to liberate dozens of kilometers of territory in the southeastern […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Netanyahu condemns ‘beast incited by Jew-hatred’ who killed 3 Israelis ‘for al-Aqsa’

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:55 A.M.) – Netanyahu labelled the attacker who murdered three members of the Solomon family in their home in a West Bank settlement on Friday a “beast incited by Jew-hatred” saying he said he shared the families “terrible grief” at a cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, Sunday. In a Facebook post before he committed […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Aid convoy enters jihadist controlled northern Homs

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 A.M.) – A large aid convoy arrived jihadist-held northern Homs, Sunday, following an agreement between the government and latter to allow for UN and Red Crescent vehicles to enter this besieged area. The aid convoy consisted of 22 trucks filled with supplies that were intended for the Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham controlled towns […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Will Advances In Drone Technology Soon Make It Possible For Terror Drones From Africa Reaching The U.S.?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
PEXELS *Defense One*: *Trump’s Special Ops Pick Says Terror Drones Might Soon Reach the US from Africa. How Worried Should We Be?* Technological advancement could produce ocean-spanning consumer UAVs. But extremists won’t necessarily bother with them. On a dusty beach in far western Africa, a group of men hop out of a pickup truck. They quickly assemble a small commercial drone and send it winging northwest across the Atlantic Ocean. A bit more than a day later, it will make landfall over the southeastern U.S. coast — its explosive payload still intact. Advances in batteries and ... more »

American Cartoonists Meet The Republican "Healthcare" Scam Head On, Part 2

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*-by Noah* One of the most famous episodes of Rod Serling’s *The Twilight Zone* deals with a malevolent race of aliens who land here on Earth and seemingly promise a utopian future. They bring promises of advance technologies and cures for disease. All we earthlings have to do in exchange is send some of us humans to their planet while some aliens set up home here. All sounds hunky-dory. Peace! Brotherhood! A brilliant future for all! The lead or head alien ambassador is an alien right out of central casting. He’s 9 feet tall and has a classic enlarged cranium area that presumabl... more »

Iran And Iraq Sign Deal To Boost Military Ties

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
Iranian Defense Minister Brig. Gen. Hossein Dehqan [R] shakes hands with his Iraqi counterpart Maj. Gen. Erfan al-Hiyali after signing a memorandum of understanding on joint military cooperation. Photo: IRNA *Reuters:* *Iran and Iraq sign accord to boost military cooperation* DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran and Iraq signed an agreement on Sunday to step up military cooperation and the fight against "terrorism and extremism", Iranian media reported, an accord which is likely to raise concerns in Washington. Iranian Defence Minister Hossein Dehghan and his Iraqi counterpart Erfan al-Hiyali s... more »

X22 Report, “Current Economic Collapse 'News Brief'”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
X22 Report, “Current Economic Collapse 'News Brief'” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4gxxEe0i3X0

FACT: Viet Cong Commandos Sank an American Aircraft Carrier

Paul Richard Huard at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Paul Richard Huard* *Security, Asia* And they didn't need carrier-killer missiles. It was shortly after midnight when two Viet Cong commandos emerged from a sewer tunnel that emptied into Saigon Port, each man carrying nearly 90 pounds of high explosives and the components needed to make two time bombs. Their target was the largest American ship in port, USNS Card. An escort carrier that saw distinguished service as a submarine-hunter in the North Atlantic during World War II, during the early morning hours of May 2, 1964, Card was part of U.S. Military Sealift Command. The sh... more »

Friedrich Nietzsche on Beethoven

AV at The Verma Report - 4 hours ago
“At a certain place in Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, for example, he might feel that he is floating above the earth in a starry dome, with the dream of immortality in his heart; all the stars seem to glimmer around him, and the earth seems to sink ever deeper downwards.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche in '*Human, All Too Human*'

Perspectives on Mind-Body Relationship

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 4 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 »

U.S. May Conduct Another Missile Defense Test Next Week

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched from the Pacific Spaceport Complex Alaska in Kodiak, Alaska, during Flight Test THAAD (FTT)-18 on July 11, 2017. LEAH GARTON/MISSILE DEFENSE AGENCY *Daily Caller*: *US Prepares For Another Missile Defense Test As North Korea Ramps Up The Threat* The U.S. will conduct another missile defense test in the near future to better address the growing ballistic missile threat from North Korea. The U.S. Coast Guard issued a warning to mariners earlier this week to steer clear of the waterways between Kodiak Island in Alas... more »

The Next Israel-Hezbollah War Could Be In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Israeli soldiers are silhouetted as they search for the remains of rockets fired from Lebanon, near the northern city of Nahariya, Israel, Dec. 21, 2015. (photo by REUTERS/Baz Ratner) *Mona Alami, Al-Monitor*: *Next Israel-Hezbollah confrontation could be in Syria* There is a relative calm in southern Syria in the wake of the July 7 US-Russian-brokered cease-fire agreement backed by Jordan. The deal came against the backdrop of increased clashes between pro-regime militias and the Syrian opposition, as well as escalating strikes by Israel on Iranian interests in the region. Yet th... more »

The Next Middle East War Will Be Between Sunni Saudi Arabia And Shia Iran For Regional Predominance

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Joschka Fischer, Project Syndicate:* *The Middle East’s Next War* BERLIN – With the retaking of Mosul in northern Iraq, the Islamic State (ISIS) could soon be a thing of the past. But the defeat of ISIS and the demise of its self-proclaimed Iraqi-Syrian caliphate won’t bring peace to the Middle East, or even an end to the Syrian tragedy. Rather, it is likely to open a new chapter in the region’s bloody and chaotic history – one no less dangerous than the previous chapters since the fall of the Ottoman Empire at the end of World War I. The continuation of this violent pattern seems...more »

you are all dead

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 5 hours ago

GOP Healthcare Woes Are Getting Worse, Not Better-- Parliamentarian Questions Trumpcare Framework

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
House Freedom Caucus chairman Mark Meadows (R-NC) is having a fit again. If I was in the FBI and if someone blows up the Senate with a bomb, I'd look at Meadows' alibi very, very closely. He's freaking out over the Senate parliamentarian, Elizabeth MacDonough, ruling that there are as many as a dozen parts of TrumpCare that violate the Byrd Rule and that they can't be passed with a 51 majority and would need a full 60 votes if the Democrats object-- which they do. Meadows said, for example, taking the provisions defending Planned Parenthood out of TrumpCare, would make it "almost i... more »

Study: Sea Level Rise Revised Downward

Hifast at Climate Collections - 5 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Reposted from Roy Spencer’s Blog July 21st, 2017 by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. If I had not looked past the headline of the press report on a new study, I would have just filed it under “It’s worse than we thought”. A new study in Nature reported…

Man who wrote book "How to Catch a Russian Spy" says this about Jared Kushner: "This man is either a Russian agent, aspiring to be a Russian agent, or was a Russian agent."

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 5 hours ago
Naveed Jamali on Kushner: This man was either a Russian agent, aspiring to be a Russian agent or was a Russian agentpic.twitter.com/H1IAEFH9fn — Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) July 23, 2017 Watch the eyebrows on that guy in the lower left box. Now I have no idea if Jamali is right about this or not, but the guy DID work as a double agent in order to out a Russian spy recruiter, worked for American intelligence, and wrote a book exposing how Russians target and woo potential spies. So he DOES have the credentials to back up this claim. Man I can hardly wait to read Trump's tweets i... more »

Syrian army breaks through ISIS lines; approaches Al-Sukhnah

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 6 hours ago
Syrian army close to liberating from ISIS Al-Sukhnah, last important ISIS stronghold on the way to Deir Ezzor. The post Syrian army breaks through ISIS lines; approaches Al-Sukhnah appeared first on The Duran.

Musical Interlude: Cusco, “Native American, Power Drums, Spirit Pride”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Native American, Power Drums, Spirit Pride”* "Not authentic or traditional Native American music, but fast paced, heart pounding new age sound. “Apurimac III: Nature- Spirit- Pride” is an album by the German cross-cultural new age band Cusco. All tracks on this album are related to the Native American cultures of North America. The beats, chants, and flute works depict a Native American musical style, though are made more accessible to modern ears through the use of overtly synthesized instrumentation and percussive rhythms. Beautiful art are images of paintings by J.D. Challenger... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“Stunning emission nebula IC 1396 mixes glowing cosmic gas and dark dust clouds in the high and far off constellation of Cepheus. Energized by the bright central star seen here, this star forming region sprawls across hundreds of light-years, spanning over three degrees on the sky while nearly 3,000 light-years from planet Earth. *Click image for larger size.* Among the intriguing dark shapes within IC 1396, the winding Elephant's Trunk nebula lies just below center. Stars could still be forming inside the dark shapes by gravitational collapse. But as the denser clouds are eroded aw... more »

Chet Raymo, “Moments of Being”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Moments of Being”* by Chet Raymo “A passage from the "Pensees" of Teilhard de Chardin: "Though the phenomena of the lower world remain the same- the material determinisms, the vicissitudes of chance, the laws of labor, the agitations of men, the footfalls of death - he who dares to believe reaches a sphere of created reality in which things, while retaining their habitual texture, seem to be made out of a different substance. Everything remains the same so far as phenomena are concerned, but at the same time everything become luminous, animated, loving..." Whatever we think of T... more »

The Poet: Eugene O'Neill, "Free"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
* "Free"* "Weary am I of the tumult, sick of the staring crowd, Pining for wild sea places where the soul may think aloud. Fled is the glamour of cities, dead as the ghost of a dream, While I pine anew for the tint of blue on the breast of the old Gulf Stream. I have had my dance with Folly, nor do I shirk the blame; I have sipped the so-called Wine of Life and paid the price of shame; But I know that I shall find surcease, the rest my spirit craves, Where the rainbows play in the flying spray, 'Mid the keen salt kiss of the waves. Then it's ho! for the plunging deck of a bark, the hoar... more »

"I Pity You, Too..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"Said a philosopher to a street sweeper, “I pity you. Yours is a hard and dirty task.” And the street sweeper said, “Thank you, sir. But tell me, what is your task?” And the philosopher answered saying, “I study man's mind, his deeds and his desires.” Then the street sweeper went on with his sweeping and said with a smile, “I pity you, too.” - Kahlil Gibran

BREAKING: ISIS defenses before Sukhnah ripped open by Syrian Army, liberation in sight

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), led by the 5th Assault Corps, and other pro-government combat outfits have burst open the last feasible defensive line that ISIS has before the strategic town of al-Sukhnah. After capturing a number of key points and hilltops earlier today, the SAA and its allies continued […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Britain's Challenger 2 Tank Is One of the Best—but It Needs Some Serious Help

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Europe* Obsolete? The United Kingdom did more than any nation to pioneer armored warfare, and its Challenger 2 stands amongst the best tanks in the world. The sixty-two-ton tank established a reputation for exceptional toughness during combat in Iraq. But despite being a newer design than the Leopard or Abrams, the Challenger 2 has not been lavished with the extensive upgrades that its NATO peers have, and is generally perceived as having fallen behind. In January 2017, the Ministry of Defense declared it had short-listed competing proposals from ... more »

How the U.S. Military Wants to Unstealth Russian and Chinese Submarines

Zachary Keck at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Zachary Keck* *Security, Asia* Will this work? The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), America’s resident defense technology agency, is exploring new ways to track and defeat submarines. This week BAE Systems announced that DARPA awarded it the first phase of its Mobile Offboard Clandestine Communications and Approach (MOCCA) program. The MOCCA program seeks to combine the advantages of active and passive sonar detection to give U.S. submarines a comparative advantage over increasingly capable Russian and Chinese vessels. Submarines have traditionally relied on ... more »

Mini-Battlegroups: How NATO Can Take On the Threats of the Future

Elisabeth Braw at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Elisabeth Braw* *Security, * [image: A paratrooper waits for the signal to jump from a Hercules aircraft. Flickr / Defence Images] Mini-formations are extremely useful because they have two things that NATO lacks: permanent forces and a small number of members. Last month Sweden and Finland—the two neighbors and long-time proponents of neutrality—joined a military formation. On June 30, their defense ministers and UK defense secretary Michael Fallon signed the accession of Sweden and Finland to the Joint Expeditionary Force, a British-led outfit that also includes Denmark, Esto... more »

Why Washington Can't Quit Qatar

Giorgio Cafiero, Daniel Wagner at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Giorgio Cafiero, Daniel Wagner* *Security, Middle East* [image: Qatar's Emir Sheikh Tamim Bin Hamad Al-Thani meets with U.S. President Donald Trump in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, May 21, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst] America’s mixed messages on the Qatar crisis have illustrated the complex nature of the allegations against the gas-rich Arabian emirate. Journalists in Middle Eastern media outlets have been engaged in harsh mudslinging ever since Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain (a.k.a. the quartet) severed diplomatic and economic relations with Qatar last mont... more »

America's Future Is with India and Israel

James Jay Carafano at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*James Jay Carafano* *Politics, Asia* [image: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi delivers a speech during a session of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF), Russia, June 2, 2017. REUTERS/Grigory Dukor] The winds of change are blowing not from Beijing, but from Delhi. Trump should seize the initiative. From the Indo-Pacific to the Mediterranean, a diplomatic transformation is underway. The winds of change are blowing not from Beijing, but from Delhi. President Donald Trump has an opportunity to harness some of that power to help fill the sails of America's glob... more »

Russia Is Testing NATO in the Skies

Andrew Foxall at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Andrew Foxall* *Security, * [image: A Sukhoi SU-35 fighter aircraft participates in a flying display during the 50th Paris Air Show at the Le Bourget airport near Paris, June 23, 2013. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol] Such actions could lead to a larger conflict. Last month, a Russian jet flew within five feet of a U.S. reconnaissance plane near the Baltic Sea. According to U.S. officials, the Russian Su-27 “rapidly” approached the U.S. RC-135 plane and acted “provocatively” by performing “unsafe” maneuvers. Russia’s Defense Ministry, for its part, blamed the U.S. plane for “making a ... more »

Why Everyone Is Wrong About China's Next-Gen Submarines

Christopher Carlson at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*Christopher Carlson* *Security, Asia* [image: People wave with flags before the a meeting of Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, June 1, 2017. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch] Google Earth images and Chinese-language sources show that it would be extremely difficult for Huludao’s new facility to build the next generation of Chinese nuclear submarines. *New Submarine Production Hall at Huludao: To be, or not to be.* There has been a plethora of Chinese-language blog posts and articles since mid-August 2016 concerning the ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 23, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Israeli border police officers stand guard as Palestinians pray at Lions' Gate, the entrance to Jerusalem's Old City, in protest over Israel's new security measures at the compound housing Al-Aqsa mosque, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary (Haram al-Sharif) and to Jews as the Temple Mount, July 20, 2017. (photo by REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun) *Osama Al Sharif, Al-Monitor*: *Jordan, Israel trade barbs as tension over Al-Aqsa continues* Anyone following Jordanian reaction to Israeli measures imposed at the Haram al-Sharif (which Israel calls The Temple Mount) in the Old City of Jerusa... more »

Russian Ambassador Sergei Kislyak Officially Ends His U.S. Tenure

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
Ambassador S.Kislyak has concluded his assignment in Washington, DC Minister-Counselor D.Gonchar will act as Chargé d'Affaires ad interim pic.twitter.com/180FfyQvXK — Russia in USA  (@RusEmbUSA) July 22, 2017 *Business Insider/Reuters*:* Sergey Kislyak has officially ended his tenure as Russia's ambassador to the US* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia's ambassador to Washington Sergei Kislyak, a key figure in ongoing U.S. investigations into Moscow's meddling in the 2016 presidential election, ended his tenure on Saturday. The Russian embassy in Washington said on its Twitter f... more »

why do we need to say black lives matter? a brief and partial history lesson

laura k at wmtc - 7 hours ago
The African American experience in Los Angeles County, California: a brief and selected timeline of sorts.* From 1940-1960, thousands of African Americans migrated from Louisiana, Georgia, Texas, and other southern states to California, hoping to find decent jobs, affordable housing, and equality of opportunity. California was not quite as welcoming as advertised. Housing was strictly segregated. The Los Angeles Police Department under the governance of Chief William Parker functioned as an occupying army in all-Black neighbourhoods. The only contacts between the all-white police f... more »

Quote of the Day: On the effect of cheap money on housing

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
*“The tidal wave of cheap money from … central banks has to go somewhere, so now it is flooding into housing and making serfs out of the middle class.”* ~ Tweeter Rudolph E. Havenstein, quoting Ken Sherman, in reference to WSJ’s article: 'Meet Your New Landlord: Wall Street' . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Henry Mecredy : BOOKS | Tracy Kidder: ‘The Soul of a New Machine’ revisited

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 8 hours ago
It’s a fine tale of a product development project that unfolds in secrecy, in a mild paranoia born of corporate competition. By Henry Mecredy | The Rag Blog | July 22, 2017 [The Soul of a New Machine by Tracy … finish reading Henry Mecredy : *BOOKS* | Tracy Kidder: ‘The Soul of a New Machine’ revisited

Technology Companies Team Up To Eliminate ‘Summer Melt’

cmaadmin at Diverse - 8 hours ago
Two innovative technology-based education companies are tackling what education researchers coin “summer melt,” a phenomenon of college-intending students failing to enroll at any institution the fall following their high school graduation. Signal Vine, a text messaging platform, and Study.com have created and shared innovative ways to help vulnerable students potentially at risk of “summer melt” […]

New York Gets 75,000 Applications for Free Tuition Program

cmaadmin at Diverse - 8 hours ago
BUFFALO, N.Y. — About 75,000 people who applied for New York’s first-in-the-nation tuition-free college program are finding out whether they will start the fall semester without a tuition bill to pay. “It feels absolutely terrific,” Binghamton University student Natan Nassir, of Great Neck, said after learning Thursday that the state will pick up his tab […]

Study Examines Enrollment and Completion Rates at Minority Serving Institutions

cmaadmin at Diverse - 8 hours ago
A first-of-its kind report on enrollment and completion outcomes for students of color at minority serving institutions (MSIs) reveals a number of disparities between what is actually taking place and what is being reported in graduation rates by the federal government. The Center for Policy Research and Strategy (CPRS) at the American Council on Education […]

Ohio Colleges to Make Emergency Grants Available to Students

cmaadmin at Diverse - 8 hours ago
A Wisconsin-based nonprofit is funding a two-year program that would make emergency grants available to some low-income students at 11 Ohio colleges and universities. The Columbus Dispatch reports the Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates is the program’s primary funding source. An Ohio State University Office of Student Life spokesman says grants of as […]

Mizzou’s Policy May Disadvantage Low-Income Students

cmaadmin at Diverse - 8 hours ago
In an effort to curb student debt, the University of Missouri (Mizzou) has taken a controversial step: placing limits on what students can charge on their university accounts. Earlier this month, the university announced a new policy that will bar students from using a financing option known as “student charge” to make non-academic purchases. The […]

Indigenous leaders calling on China to abandon oil drilling in their territory

White Wolf at White Wolf - 8 hours ago
"We will not allow any damage to our forest, rivers, mountains, or biodiversity, which help regulate the global climate and are a source of life for our culture and spirituality." Indigenous leaders Manari and Gloria Ushigua from the Sápara nation of the Ecuadorian Amazon delivered a letter this morning addressed to the Permanent Mission of the People's Republic of China before the United Nations in New York, in which they call on its state-run oil companies to abandon drilling plans on their rainforest territory. Their action occurs on the same day that Ecuador faces scrutiny from... more »

Trump attorney says that president is not talking about pardons, while at the same time his new spokesperson is saying he JUST had a conversation with Trump about pardons.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 8 hours ago
Courtesy of Red State: *The president in that tweet stated something that is rather unremarkable, that is, under the Constitution, Article II, Section 2, the President has the authority to pardon. But, I want to be clear on this, George, we have not, and continue to have not, conversations with the President of the United States regarding pardons. Pardons have not been discussed and pardons are not on the table. With regard to the issue of a president pardoning himself, there’s a big academic discussion going on right now, an academic debate. You’ve got Professor Tribe arguing one... more »

New White House Communications Director Vows To Stop Leaks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Axios:* *Scaramucci promises "dramatic action" to stop the leaks* *New White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci is making the Sunday Show rounds today.* * From Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace: "[W]e have to get the leaks stopped. If we don't get them stopped. I'm a businessperson so I will take dramatic action to stop those leaks. ... If the leaks don't stop I'm going to pare down the staff because it's just not right.... Something is going on inside the White House that the president does not like. We will fix it." * From an interview with John Dickerson of CB... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Acerra, Campania, Italy. Thanks for stopping by!

Bush Brothers and Company Recalls Certain Baked Beans

Snopes Staff at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
Bush Brothers & Company is voluntarily recalling certain canned bean products due to some cans having defective side seams.

Andrea Leadsom for Tory Leader

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 9 hours ago
Oh And-re-a Lead-som. Oh And-re-a Lead-som. As a founder member of #Labour4Leadsom on Twitter, I was very pleased to see her make the headlines this week. For entirely the wrong reasons, of course. On Wednesday she did this - laugh-out-loud lols and no mistaking. And on the occasion of Jane Austen appearing on the new £10 note, Leadsom hailed her as one of our greatest living authors. Yep, thick as mince just about covers it. Nevertheless, I can't help but be beguiled by her. How someone with an obvious deficit of political nous and base intellect not only carr...more »

What Happened To Trump's Promises About Massive Infrastructure Spending?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
We'll look at the mess the Trump Regime has made of infrastructure in a moment. First though, I want to highlight one crucial part of that in my part of the country. The Republican-led Congress and the Trump Regime are screwing with California, Oregon and Washington over the earthquake early warning system-- enough time for people to take cover or pull their cars over-- the federal government was committed to, something NPR highlighted this week. An early warning system along the West Coast from the Canadian border to the Mexican border has been in the works for over a decade and ... more »

More Random Thoughts

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
It's proving very difficult to focus on BBC bias at the moment. The time for posting is proving harder and harder to find, and without the time to do proper research it feels as if I'm dipping in - and I really don't like just dipping in. I like nailing things down, with hundreds and hundreds of nails and twenty varieties of hammer. I feel that only when you listen to every edition of a BBC programmes (like Mark Mardell's *The World This Weekend *or *Dateline London*) do you get to appreciate that it *is* possible to work out how BBC bias actually functions and, with enough time an... more »

Europe Warns The U.S. On Imposing New Sanctions On Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters:* *EU sounds alarm, urges U.S. to coordinate on Russia sanctions* BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union sounded an alarm on Saturday about moves in the U.S. Congress to step up U.S. sanctions on Russia, urging Washington to keep coordinating with its G7 partners and warning of unintended consequences. In a statement by a spokeswoman after Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Congress reached a deal that could see new legislation pass, the European Commission warned of possibly "wide and indiscriminate" "unintended consequences", notably on the EU's efforts to diversify... more »

Idlib city falls 100 percent under HTS jihadist control

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 P.M.) – The city of Idlib has fallen completely under the control of the Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) jihadist group. Historically, control over the city had been divided between HTS and various Islamist rebel groups, namely Ahrar al-Sham and the Free Syrian Army (FSA). Despite the ceasefire agreement reached two days ago […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Israeli embassy in Amman comes under attack

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:50 P.M.) – The Israeli embassy in Jordan came under attack by a group of unknown assailants on Sunday, Jordanian state TV reported this evening. According to the Jordanian authorities, one of the attackers was killed during a brief exchange of hostilities near the entrance of the Israeli embassy. An Israeli security guard […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Erdogan condemns al-Aqsa violence before flying to Gulf states

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemned the violence in East Jerusalem and called on the governments concerned to resolve the situation at al-Aqsa, during a press conference in Istanbul on Sunday. He said he and French President Emmanuel Macron do not “approve the violations against the rights of life, the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Longest propaganda video ever: ISIS reveals why it cannot defeat Syrian troops at Deir Ezzor

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:00 P.M.) – On Saturday (July 22nd), ISIS released a 50-minute propaganda video covering events in Deir Ezzor city where a garrison of Syrian troops have stood steadfast against a full-blown jihadist siege that began in 2014 when the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) supply line was definitely cutoff. In addition to battle footage […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

The Great Walls of America

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 10 hours ago
In the Age of Trump, the word "wall" immediately conjures up the image of a 3,000 mile-wide monolith protecting America the Pure from hordes of immigrants and terrorists eager to steal our jobs and murder us in our beds. That this barrier is and always will be just another Trumpian con job means absolutely nothing to his dwindling but loyal base of fans. You see, it's the thought that counts. It makes the dispossessed feel safer, just knowing that their renegade leader is mouthily gung-ho for yet another barrier between Us and Them. Not to be outdone in the paranoia department, thou... more »

Russian civil society needs to save Poland’s Soviet-Era Monuments

Andrew Korybko at The Duran - 10 hours ago
It looks like the Russians are the only ones who can save Poland's Soviet-era monuments from befalling a tragic fate. The post Russian civil society needs to save Poland’s Soviet-Era Monuments appeared first on The Duran.

Nouri Al Maliki Speaks- Condoleeza "we went to Iraq to overthrow Saddam"

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 10 hours ago
Quotes directly attributed to Maliki from multiple sources *Link** & RT &** Sputnik * *Mosul:* *“They [the United States] say, and I regret this and reject this, that the victory is their achievement because they led this war, but really this is a victory of the Iraqi army. Yes, they supported us with their aviation, but the main praise belongs to the Iraqi soldier, the people’s militia, Iraq’s air force,” Maliki said. * *Recall my mention of the fact the US was quite quiet on the Mosul success claimed by the Iraqis? In this post. **"There’s a rumour going round that Mosul was take... more »

Tesla battery, subsidy and sustainability fantasies

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: More subsidies from exhausted California taxpayers cannot compensate for hard realities Paul Driessen The first justification was that internal combustion engines polluted too much. But emissions steadily declined, and today’s cars emit about 3% of what their predecessors did. Then it was oil imports: electric vehicles (EVs) would…

Philippines Update: Duterte still bad mouthing US....calls it "lousy". Any idea WHY?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte* Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte reminds me of that 60's song by Jim Croce - *"Leroy Brown"..."Badder than Ole King Kong...meaner than a junk yard dog*"....sang the lyrics. Just like the Chicago dude "Leroy Brown", Duterte is obsessed with his machismo image...and seems to have a death wish...based on his risky bad mouthing of the US. Here are the latest headlines and story and I will have more comments to follow: From RT ‘I’ve seen America, it’s lousy’: Duterte vows never to visit US Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has fired ba... more »

Waste Management to Offer Dead Body Pickup Service in Response to Proposed Health Care Changes?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
Reports that a waste company will be offering curbside dead body pickup service to offset “TrumpCare" deaths originated as satire.

Sources say that investigators are working to flip Paul Manafort and get him to squeal on Trump and his associates.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 10 hours ago
Courtesy of Reuters: *U.S. investigators examining money laundering accusations against President Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort hope to push him to cooperate with their probe into possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Russia, two sources with direct knowledge of the investigation said. * *Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team is examining Manafort's financial and real estate records in New York as well as his involvement in Ukrainian politics, the officials said.* ...... *"If Mueller's team can threaten criminal charges against Manafort, they c...more »

Small Drones Rigged To Drop Grenades Have Proven Themselves To Be Very Effective Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Scout Warrior*: *Small Russian Drones Do Massive Damage WIth Grenade Weapons* *Small consumer drones rigged to drop grenades have proved an effective weapon in Iraq and Syria.* Small consumer drones rigged to drop grenades have proved an effective weapon in Iraq and Syria. The volume of attacks by ISIS drones threatened to stall the assault on Mosul, and the Iraqi Federal Police soon now deploy their own grenade-dropping drones against ISIS. However, such drones are not limited to the tactical battlefield. In spite of their diminutive size, such drones may become weapons of mass... more »

‘The Purpose of Cryptocurrency is to Separate Money From The State’

ActivistPost at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By Vin Armani In this video, Erik Voorhees explains how he got into Bitcoin and why cryptocurrency will separate money from the State. Voorhees believes... more »

"The Next Credit Crisis Has Already Started"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"The Next Credit Crisis Has Already Started"* by Bill Bonner ‘My father told me to plant trees,’ said a neighbor last night. ‘It was right after I bought this place. Of course, I was young…I was busy…I didn’t have time to plant trees. Now, I tell my sons to plant trees while they’re still young. So they can enjoy them later. Funny, as you get older, and the less future you have available, the better you know it.’ *Closed book: *What follows is a meditation on something we cannot know - tomorrow. The future is a closed book, insofar as it is possible to know what will happen. But t... more »

"The Time You Have Left..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
“The life you have left is a gift. Cherish it. Enjoy it now, to the fullest. Do what matters, now.” ~ Leo Babauta

"The Piri Reis Map: Antarctica Without Ice"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
* "The Piri Reis Map: Antarctica Without Ice"* by World-mysteries.com . "In 1929, a group of historians found an amazing map drawn on a gazelle skin. Research showed that it was a genuine document drawn in 1513 by Piri Reis, a famous admiral of the Turkish fleet in the sixteenth century, whose passion was cartography. His high rank within the Turkish navy allowed him privileged access to the Imperial Library of Constantinople. The Turkish admiral admits in a series of notes on the map that he compiled and copied the data from a large number of source maps, some of which dated back to... more »

BREAKING NEWS: Israeli Embassy Attacked In Jordan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Attack at Israel embassy in Jordan – reports https://t.co/77JIBQJep9 — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) July 23, 2017 *WNU Editor: *This story will be updated as more information becomes available. *Updates On Today's Terror Attack Against The Israeli Embassy In Jordan* Jordanian killed and Israeli injured inside the Israeli embassy in Amman (update) -- Ammon Attack at Israel embassy in Jordan – reports -- BBC Jordan army site: Violent incident near Israeli Embassy -- Washington Post/AP Israeli embassy in Jordan locked down amid reports of gunfire -- The Independent

The Pakistan - India Nuclear Standoff Is The World's Most Dangerous Flashpoint

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
An Indian Agni-II IRBM. Agencia Brasil photo via Wikimedia *Zachary Keck, War Is Boring:* *The World’s Most Dangerous Flashpoint* Pakistan and India's nuclear standoff contains potentially greater risks than the Cold War 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 ... more »

WWII Midway Battle Site National Ocean Monument-Endangered Species Threatened By Trump; Comment Deadline 26 July 11.59 PM ET (1 min to Midnight)

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 11 hours ago
video link: http://youtu.be/un9y70Dw9Rc “In June 1942, the Battle of Midway took place 100 to 200 miles north of Midway Atoll. … Continue reading →

The Ongoing Saga 83: News, Updates, & More

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 11 hours ago
Most recent updates are on top, after image-intro commentary, so that routine readers will not have to scroll-down far. Time … Continue reading →

How Much Fuel Was in Fukushima Daiichi Unit 3 Reactor?

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
I've followed the Fukushima Daiichi disaster so closely for so long that I was surprised to discover this morning that I really don't know exactly how much fuel was in reactor 3. I have the data on fuel contained in the spent fuel pools, but NOT the data on fuel in the REACTOR CORES. Below find the spent fuel pool data: TEPCO. Integrity Inspection of Dry Storage Casks and Spent Fuels at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station (16 November 2010), http://www.nirs.org/reactorwatch/accidents/6-1_powerpoint.pdf [PARAPHRASING] The total spent uranium fuel inventory at Daiichi in March... more »

NEA Continues Support for Charter Schools

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
*NEA Continues Support for Charter Schools* by Jim Horn Every year American public school educators send approximately a billion and a half dollars to the National Education Association and over half that amount to the American Federation of Teachers. The NEA’s latest policy statement on charter schools should make every teacher wonder why she is sending in those hundreds of hard-earned dollars every year to help NEA and AFT misleaders to put a stake in the heart of public schools. The corporate lawyers who write NEA policy have been dissembling, dodging, and weaving for a lon... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 12 hours ago
. *Sheldon Adelson and Steve Bannon* Steve Bannon's mother's name Herr is both German and Ashkenazy Jewish. Steve Bannon is a Crypto-Jew. *Bannon was the boss of Breitbart News, which is said to be a front for Mossad.* Donald Trump appointed spooky Steve Bannon to run his campaign for the presidency. Spooky Bannon's job was to tell Trump what to say. ft.com The Devil’s Bargain, by Joshua Green, of Bloomberg Businessweek, tells us about Bannon's part in the election. ft.com Bannon's job was to get Trump to press the buttons marked 'clash of civilisations, race, and Islam', th... more »

This is How Japan Will Sink The Chinese Navy In The Event Of War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Chinese servicemen gesture from the deck of a naval vessel, during the closing ceremony of the Pakistan Navy’s Multinational Exercise AMAN-17, in the North Arabian Sea, Pakistan, February 14, 2017. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro​ *Kyle Mizokami, National Interest*: *How Japan Could Sink China's Navy in a War: Ramjet Missiles* 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 s... more »

A choice for Europe: costly US liquified gas versus cheap Russian pipeline gas

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 13 hours ago
The latest anti-Russian sanctions package about to be made law by the US Congress will not materially harm the Russian economy. However it does pose a challenge for Germany and the EU: do they press on buying cheap pipeline gas from Russia or expensive liquified gas from the US. The post A choice for Europe: costly US liquified gas versus cheap Russian pipeline gas appeared first on The Duran.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 13 hours ago
In *The Washington Post*, Ed O'Keefe and Dave Weigel report on Democratic efforts to change the party's image: Completely sapped of power in Washington, top leaders of the Democratic Party now believe that the best way to fight a president who penned “The Art of the Deal” is with an economic agenda that they plan to call “A Better Deal.” The campaign-style motto, panned by some liberal activists as details began to trickle out ahead of the Monday rollout, is designed to revive a party desperate to win back at least some control next year. The push comes months earlier than most cam... more »

Ryan Buckles-- Abandons Señor Trumpanzee On Russia Sanctions

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
You probably recall that back in mid-June the Senate voted 97-2 to impose sanctions of Russia and to prevent Trump from removing them without congressional approval. Congressional Toadie-in-Chief Paul Ryan has-- at least until now-- pleased Trump by preventing the Senate bill from being voted on in the House. Yesterday, Ryan couldn't take the intense pressure and pretty much gave up. Matt Flegenheimer and David Sanger reported for the *NY Times* that the House and the Senate have come up with a deal to allow the bill to move forward. This puts Señor Trumpanzee, who as everyone now... more »

Psychiatric Diagnosis, Surveillance State Linked

Activist Post at Activist Post - 13 hours ago
By Jon Rappoport Pay close attention to this one. It’s the future coming at you like a strong wind. First, a bit of background. As... more »

Does “Consensus Science” Deny EMF Cancer Risks; Why Don’t Government Agencies Challenge Vested Interests?

Activist Post at Activist Post - 13 hours ago
By Catherine J. Frompovich This is not any easy piece for me to write because I know from researching electromagnetic frequencies (EMFs) and radiofrequencies (RFs)... more »

The Great Statesman And Beloved Mayor Of Alaskan Town Has Died

Activist Post at Activist Post - 13 hours ago
By Dawn Luger Stubbs, Talkeetna, Alaska’s honorary cat mayor and beloved by Alaskans and tourists alike, has died at the age of 20 according to... more »

"The Road We Choose..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"We live in perilous times and at crossroads. On the one hand, we risk our extinction and that of our planet because of the devastating combination of ancient tribal habits and modern technologies that have the ability to obliterate every living being on the planet several times over. On the other hand, we also possess a nervous system through which the universe is becoming self-aware. More than ever, we have the means and insight to create a brave new world in which our current stage of survival of the fittest can evolve to one of survival of the wisest. The road we choose will de... more »

"The Reign Of Propaganda"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"The Reign Of Propaganda"* If truth has a chance it is in a different country than America... by Paul Craig Roberts "Masters of propaganda from its inventor, public relations expert Edward Louis James Bernays, to the Nazi Minister of Propaganda Paul Joseph Goebbels, agree that a lie can be turned into truth by constant repetition. The more pure the lie, the more complete the success in turning it into The Truth. Lies partly based in fact or half-truths open themselves to factual challenge. For a propagandist the best lie is a lie unfettered by even a distant relationship to truth. ... more »

Two New Scientific Reasons Why Cacao is the Ideal Brain Food

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 13 hours ago
*Anna Hunt* - Italian scientists confirm that cacao, which is used to make chocolate, is an ideal food for the brain. The post Two New Scientific Reasons Why Cacao is the Ideal Brain Food appeared first on Waking Times.

30 entire people protest outside CNN headquarters in response to their coverage of Donald Trump.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 13 hours ago
Courtesy of Atlanta Journal Constitution: *About 30 people gathered outside CNN’s Atlanta headquarters Saturday to protest the network’s coverage of President Donald Trump. * *“Beware fake news” and “CNN. Criminal News Network” were some of the messages they delivered to people walking nearby and to fellow political conservatives watching the demonstration via live feed on Breitbart.com. * *The protest was the second recently held outside CNN’s headquarters in downtown Atlanta.* Thirty people? That's not a protest, that's a bus stop. I could get a larger group than that togethe... more »

No comments:

Post a Comment