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Thomas Paine

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

Monday, July 24, 2017

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Next century outrage: Plastic

Juliet Samuel at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 22 seconds ago
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Is pay transparency in the public interest?

Charlotte Pickles at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 22 seconds ago
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Next century outrage: The emphasis we place on marriage

Henry Olsen at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 22 seconds ago
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I’m Peter, I am not a newsaholic

Peter Franklin at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 22 seconds ago
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Next century outrage: Daycare

Chris Bullivant at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 22 seconds ago
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Next century outrage: Introducing a blog feature

Chris Bullivant at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 22 seconds ago
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Next century outrage: Our disapproval of the naked female body

Victoria Bateman at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 22 seconds ago
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Next century outrage: secularism

Katie Harrison at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 22 seconds ago
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Forgive our slightly skimpy appearance

Tim Montgomerie at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 22 seconds ago
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Introducing UnHerd

Tim Montgomerie at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 22 seconds ago
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The Unrest In Venezuela Continues To Grow

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 minutes ago
*Bloomberg:* *‘They All Deserve to Die’: Caracas Militants Vow to Take Up Arms* * Signs of initial stirrings of an urban guerrilla movement * Mainstream opposition worries about dangers of ‘radical boys’ It was quiet in the dank basement in northwest Caracas, where dozens of young men and women sat on the floor and assembled their weapons. They poured asphalt, gasoline and paint into beer and pop bottles, tying knots in strips of fabric to fashion wicks. Molotov cocktails are cheap and easy to make. Whether they’re doing the job is at the core of a bitter debate in Venezuela. Afte... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 37 minutes ago
Ships from the Indian Navy, Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF), and the US Navy sail in formation, July 17, 2017, in the Bay of Bengal as part of Exercise Malabar 2017.(US Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Cole Schroeder) *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from this photo gallery .... *15 photos of Malabar 2017: US, India, and Japan's war games held amid China's growing influence* (Business Insider).

Breaking: Snopes Gets Thousands a Minute on GoFundMe Scam Begging For Big Cash

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 45 minutes ago
There’s big news out tonight about Snopes and in the current #fakenews era that we find ourselves living in, we should pay attention. If you didn’t read Forbes damning piece on Snopes, or have been out of the loop- it’s time to catch up on this heinous site. Outrages that despite CNN bending over and

Dumbstruck: A Deafening Silence in Defense of American Hypocrisy

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 59 minutes ago
In orb, they trust. Guess what? The United States of America doesn't actually care about democracy or human rights. Shocking, I know. But rarely has the indefensible nature of American hypocrisy been more perfectly or publicly displayed than by high-ranking State Department official Stuart Jones at a press briefing yesterday. Here's how Newsweek's Tom O'Connor set the scene: Stuart Jones,

Indian River State College Breaks Down Math as Barrier to STEM Success

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 hour ago
Indian River State College (IRSC), a community college in Florida, created a new approach to help minority and low-income students overcome the math barrier for entry into selective enrollment programs across the country.

Women Breaking Through as Leaders in Theology Programs

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 hour ago
Dr. Keri Day, Dr. Margaret Aymer, and Dr. Kelly Brown Douglas are among the African American women advancing in the field of theology, and creating an example for their communities.

Scholars’ Research Challenges College ‘Mismatch’ Theory

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 hour ago
Low-income students could have a better shot at upward mobility if they had greater access to more colleges with a record of good student outcomes, but “income segregation” is getting in the way, several scholars argue in a new study.

Will The U.S. Air Force's B-2 Bombers Work During A Nuclear War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
People without security clearances aren’t going to learn what the winning design for the Long Range Strike Bomber looks like anytime soon, but the Northrop Grumman B-2 bomber probably bears some resemblance. The lack of a fuselage or tail makes it much harder to track with radar; unfortunately, its stealth coatings and other “low-observable” features are a nightmare to maintain. (Wikipedia) *Kris Osbron, National Interest:* *Would America's B-2 Stealth Bombers Work During a Nuclear War?* Air Force engineers explain that UHF connectivity, which is able to send and receive voice and... more »

Emergency surgery... w/ Update

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 hour ago
*sorry for not being here.* Hubby was transported to the emergency room early this afternoon. At he moment (9:00 pm PDT) he is having surgery to repair a hernia. I'm headed back to the hospital. Update tomorrow. A *Update: * Surgery complete. He's doing fine. Can come home tomorrow.

Guest Post From... The Mooch

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
The Mooch didn't write this while Hadrian was building his wall to keep the Picts out of Britannia. It was just a year and a half ago when the Trump Regime's now-Communications Director decided he had to issue an alert and warning to the American people... about the inherent evil of the Republican Party and their deranged, crackpot leader, The Donald. Keep in mind while reading it that The Mooch, always politically incoherent, has given tens of thousands of dollars in campaign contributions not just to Señor Trumpanzee Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Kevin McCarthy and (especially his... more »

Nuclear Supplier Holtec – “Notice of Violation” by NRC & the India-US Nuclear “Deal”

Holtec, privately owned and founded by its India born and educated, President and CEO, Krishna P. Singh [1], is one of the big bad “American” nuclear companies, which will probably benefit from the India-America nuclear deal. Singh also serves on the board of the Nuclear Energy Institute. Holtec International is a global nuclear supplier based … Continue reading Nuclear Supplier Holtec – “Notice of Violation” by NRC & the India-US Nuclear “Deal”

President Trump Authorising The US Navy To Conduct More Freedom To Carry Out Patrols In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *South China Sea*: *Trump signs off on plan to allow US Navy more freedom to patrol in South China Sea, report says* Operations in disputed waters could become ‘very regular, very routine’, Breitbart News quotes US official as saying US President Donald Trump has reportedly approved a plan to give the United States Navy more freedom to carry out patrols in the South China Sea – a move analysts say will add to uncertainties over Sino-US relations and regional security issues. The plan, submitted to the White House in April by Defence Secretary Jim Ma...more »

Cut the Partisan Crap — Time to Rebuild the Country!

David at LaRouchePAC Feed - 2 hours ago
American Credit System Glass-Steagall Video of bjT4m4_6QW0 Kevin Pearl gives an 'On the Ground Report' of the pattern of Democrats and Republicans expressing their desire for the nation to end the partisan bickering and rebuild the country. Despite the media uproar, most Americans aren't buying the line that Russia stole our election or Putin is the devil reincarnate, and they support the reinstatement of Glass-Steagall to shut down Wall Street's thievery. Join LaRouchePAC in educating Americans. Sign our petition telling Congress to suck it up, move on and rebuild the country!

Footage of Jordanian soldier shooting dead three US troops

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 A.M.) – On November 4th of last year, a soldier of the Jordanian Army shot dead three US military training advisors at Jafr airbase. The entire event was recorded on the base’s security cameras and, as of Monday, the footage has been released by Jordanian military authorities for public viewing. The killer […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: HTS jihadists hit Hezbollah gun truck with ATGM in Damascus countryside

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 A.M.) – The Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) jihadist group has released footage of its forces employing an anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) against a Hezbollah gun truck in the rugged Qalamoun countryside of Rif Dimashq Governorate. Although almost two days old, the video stands as proof that the HTS militants in western Qalamoun […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: FSA rebels hit Syrian Army base with mortar fire in Latakia

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 A.M.) – Video footage has been released of Free Syrian Army (FSA) militants belonging to the Turkmen 2nd Coastal Division peppering a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) temporary base in northern Latakia Governorate with mortar fire. In the footage, FSA rebels – stationed on a densely forested cliff-side – can be seen employing […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In pictures: ISIS uses hordes of suicide bombers against Kurdish forces in Raqqa city

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:25 P.M.) – Since the battle for Raqqa began, dozens of suicide bombers have blown themselves to smithereens in a desperate bid to cling on to the Islamic State’s self-proclaimed capital. Two more such cases were reported by Amaq Agency on Sunday. Targeting the predominately Kurdish ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) in the southern […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Massive pro-government reinforcements arrive in eastern Homs for upcoming offensive

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 A.M.) – A huge number of pro-government reinforcements have arrived in eastern Homs. The new forces come from the southwestern desert region of Syria and have been spotted arriving in Palmyra’s eastern countryside and in the area of Hamimah. These reinforcements are to be deployed against ISIS in a new, broad-front offensive […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russian FM supports referendum on Kurdish independence: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 2 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:10 A.M.) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said he supported a referendum on Kurdish independence during the interview to the Kurdish TV-channel Rudaw, in Moscow, Monday. “We start from the fact that the legitimate aspirations of the Kurds, like other peoples, need to be fulfilled within the framework of existing international legal […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

The 5 Personality Traits that Determine Your Personality

Waking Times at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Phillip Schneider* - Understanding the strengths and weaknesses in your personality is crucial to personal growth. The post The 5 Personality Traits that Determine Your Personality appeared first on Waking Times.

5 Foods with the Same Beneficial Cannabinoids as Found in Cannabis

Waking Times at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Anna Hunt* - Other sources of cannabinoids are available to those who don't have access to cannabis. The post 5 Foods with the Same Beneficial Cannabinoids as Found in Cannabis appeared first on Waking Times.

The Rise of Hyper-Realistic Sex Robots and the End of Humanity

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Phillip Schneider* - This is the future of eugenics. The post The Rise of Hyper-Realistic Sex Robots and the End of Humanity appeared first on Waking Times.

To Serve the Present Age

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 2 hours ago
Late Sunday afternoon Mary Beth and I drove with Regis Tremblay about 15 miles from our house to Reid State Park for a picnic along the ocean. This beautiful place happens to be a sacred spot for Regis who began coming here as an eight-year old Catholic alter boy when his Waterville, Maine parish would sponsor annual trips for the kids and their parents. I met Regis some years back at a protest event and immediately saw strong similarities between him and my step-dad who my mom married when I was about three years old. My step-father Wes was from Rumford, in western Maine, and w... more »

US Company To Begin Implanting Employees With RFID Devices

Ceribalius at OYE Alternative News - 2 hours ago
As we continue to race forward into the unknown realms of control, tyranny and total removal of individual privacy it comes as no shock to find companies are now beginning to implant their staff with RFID devices. Although in this case the Company in question does state ‘No GPS will be present’ in the devices, … The post US Company To Begin Implanting Employees With RFID Devices appeared first on OYE Alternative News.

Yet Another Autopsy of Orthodox Objectivism by Greg Nyquist

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 2 hours ago
Greg Nyquist has posted a new blog on his website *Ayn Rand Contra Human Nature*. He has nothing new to say in this blog—basically he is offering for the umpteenth time the same old dirty laundry from Orthodox Objectivism’s Augean Stables. Here’s an excerpt from the post titled, “Orthodox Objectivism: An Autopsy, Part 2”: *Peikoff's stewardship of Objectivism veered from one disaster to another, each worse than before. The first crisis was brought about by a biography of Ayn Rand published by Peikoff's cousin, Barbara Branden. If Peikoff had any notions of seeking to transform Ob... more »

Burundanga/Scopolamine Warning

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 3 hours ago
Criminals in the U.S. are not using burundanga-soaked business cards to incapacitate their victims.

Was a Holistic Doctor Killed by Police for Working Against ‘Big Pharma’?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 3 hours ago
There's no evidence that Justine Damond was targeted for her healing practices.

Chinese Spy Ship Off The Coast Of Australia (Update)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
A Chinese spy ship was spotted off the Queensland coast monitoring Australia and US military exercises. (ABC News) *ABC News Online*:* China's state media warns of further warship deployment to Western waters* An influential Beijing-controlled news outlet has warned the recent deployment of a Chinese spy ship close to the Queensland coast is just the "beginning of China's future operations". The ABC revealed on Saturday that the high-tech Auxiliary General Intelligence (AGI) vessel was sighted by the Defence Force just outside Australian territorial waters during this month's Tali...more »

Net Neutrality Regulations Are Pushed by Large Corporations

ActivistPost at Activist Post - 3 hours ago
By Vin Armani In this video, Vin Armani explains why you’ve been tricked into supporting net neutrality. Some big corporations don’t want a free market.... more »

Wisconsin Company Announces They Will Implant Microchips In Employees

Activist Post at Activist Post - 3 hours ago
By Dawn Luger Three Square Market company has announced that they will be the first to microchip employees, and to those concerned: have no fear.... more »

Breaking: COG Plan To Overthrow Trump Revealed

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Published on Jul 24, 2017 Alex Jones calls into this live broadcast from Hawaii to breakdown what has revealed itself to be a Continuity of Government plan to take out President Trump without contest or court. end

George Soros’ Plans To Use Muslim Migrant Hordes To Destroy The West

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Published on Jul 24, 2017 David Knight and Owen Shroyer expose how the migrant crisis is a manufactured event used by George Soros and the EU to usher in a time of great chaos that will completely collapse Western Civilization. end

HISTORIC: President Trump Will Audit The FedRes

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Published on Jul 24, 2017 Alex Jones takes a look at the economic strides that President Trump has made in his first 6 months regardless of the mockingbird media’s attempt to prove otherwise. While the Fed desperately attempts to stop Trump and Congress from enforcing the true transparency that the GAO has required since the […]

Steve Quayle: Elite Will Tell World Biggest Lie of All. Earthquakes, Volcanos, Giants & Economic Calamity

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Steve Quayle: Elite Will Tell World Biggest Lie of All. Earthquakes, Volcanos, Giants & Economic Calamity by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release) Author, filmmaker and renowned radio host Steve Quayle says don’t believe what you hear from the mainstream media about earthquakes signaling that Yellowstone National Park is on the verge of erupting. Quayle, who has studied […]

One Week After Mosul’s “Liberation,” Horror of US Siege Continues to Unfold

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
See also: – Death and Destruction in Iraq, Extensive US War Crimes: Apocalypse in Mosul in the Guise of Bombing ISIS – One Week After Mosul’s “Liberation,” Horror of US Siege Continues to Unfold by Bill Van Auken, http://www.wsws.org/ One week after Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi proclaimed the “liberation” of Mosul, Iraq’s second-largest city, the […]

You’re Watching CNN  Counterfeit News Network

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Published on Jul 24, 2017 You’re watching CNN? Why? Why would you ever do that?  Media analyst Mark Dice has the story. end

China Warns India Not to ‘Push Its Luck’ Amid Border Stand-Off in Himalayas

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
China Warns India Not to ‘Push Its Luck’ Amid Border Stand-Off in Himalayas by https://www.rt.com/, 24 July 2017 China has warned India not to “cling to fantasies” amid a tense border stand-off, which also involves Bhutan, involving disputed territory in the Himalayas. Earlier, China staged live-fire drills in the area while India deployed troops there. – […]

China Urges India to ‘Immediately’ Withdraw Troops From Disputed Himalayan Area

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
China Urges India to ‘Immediately’ Withdraw Troops From Disputed Himalayan Area by https://sputniknews.com/, 24 July 2017 Chinese military called on India to withdraw its troops from the Himalayan mountains, saying that New Delhi “should abandon unrealistic illusions” of owning the disputed territory as Beijing is ready to defend its sovereignty, territorial integrity and national security. – […]

EU To Retaliate “Within Days” If US Imposes New Sanctions On Russia

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 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 […]

Jim Willie: Petrodollar System Collapse

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
The Ochelli Effect-2017-07-20 Jim Willie Petrodollar System Collapse by https://ochelli.com/, Jim Willie http://Goldenjackass.com Hour one. * petrodollar system collapse * Jim’s been sick for weeks, but starting to feel better. * Why is the MSM constantly talking about exchange rates? * petrodollar system collapse? * A lot of movement different currencies, and the dollar collapse. […]

Soros and EU Striving for ‘Mixed, Muslimized Europe’, Says Hungarian PM Orban

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
It is Samuel Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations Illuminist plan. Samuel Huntington’s: Clash of Civilizations (Wikipedia) More recent factors contributing to a Western-Islamic clash, Huntington wrote, are the Islamic Resurgence and demographic explosion in Islam, coupled with the values of Western universalism—that is, the view that all civilizations should adopt Western values—that infuriate Islamic fundamentalists. All […]

Pastor: Senior Republican Told Me of Plan to ‘Take Out’ Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
For the record: let’s just say I am not a fan of Rodney Howard Brown nor I do trust him much. – Pastor: Senior Republican Told Me of Plan to ‘Take Out’ Trump by Paul Joseph Watson | http://www.Infowars.com An evangelical pastor claims he met with a senior Republican Congressman who told him of a plot to […]

Hong Kong's democratic struggle and the rise of Chinese authoritarianism

Kelly Chernin, Lecturer in International Communications, University of Florida at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 3 hours ago
Four pro-democracy Hong Kong lawmakers of the Legislative Council have been ousted. AP Photo/Kin Cheun In July, a Hong Kong court purged four pro-democracy politicians from its Legislative Council. This move comes after two other Hong Kong lawmakers were expelled from the Legislative Council earlier this year and at the same time as the recent death of Chinese political activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo. Add to this the growing unpopularity of Hong Kong’s new leader, Carrie Lam. A new wave of pro-democratic protests has begun in what was once seen as a model metrop... more »

China Warns India Over Border Dispute

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*The Australian*: *Don’t push it, China warns India amid Himalayas stand-off* China’s Defence Ministry has warned India not to “push your luck” amid a tense confrontation over a strip of land high in the Himalayas. Colonel Wu Qian yesterday told a press conference about next Tuesday’s 90th anniversary of the People’s Liberation Army: “China’s resolve to safeguard its sovereignty and security interests is unshakeable”, adding it would do so “at whatever cost”. The PLS spokesman said he wanted to “remind India: do not push your luck and cling to any fantasies”. The “reminder” was ... more »

X22 Report, “The Corporate News Propaganda Is Masking What's Really Going On”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
X22 Report, “The Corporate News Propaganda Is Masking What's Really Going On” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQDSNPPgnic *Related followup report:* X22 Report, “Countries Are Ramping Up On Gold Purchases As The Dollar Takes A Dive” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L0-AHnTsM6E

Musical Interlude: Adiemus, “In Caelum Fero”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Adiemus, “In Caelum Fero” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_dc-tRfKjuQ

Democrats Still Don’t Have ‘A Better Deal’ For Working People

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 4 hours ago
Democrats have "A Better Deal" for citizens that they plan to unveil, but it sounds like more of the same corporate politics. The post Democrats Still Don’t Have ‘A Better Deal’ For Working People appeared first on Shadowproof.

Even The Smell Of A Predator Can Cause Animal Extinction

News Staff at Science 2.0 - Earth Sciences - 4 hours ago
There is ongoing concern about species extinction but it isn't just the fact that 99.999% of species have never been cataloged, so it's impossible to know how many are extinct, it's that Mother Nature may cause it long before we could. A new study suggests nature's ecological web is so tenuous that it's amazing anything survived this long; even the smell of a predator can have disastrous effects in populations of small size in flies. They spend less time eating, more time being vigilant, have less sex, and produce fewer offspring. read more

Will Kid Rock Use His Sex Tape With Scott Stapp As Part Of His Campaign For Michigan Senator?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Julian Carroll turned 86 last April. He's even older than Pelosi, Hoyer and Clyburn-- and until this weekend he was the Democratic minority whip in the Kentucky state Senate. In 1968 he was elected Speaker of the Kentucky House and in 1974 he was elected governor of the state in a 470,159 to 277,998 landslide. His credibility suffered a severe setback when he was accused of taking insurance kickbacks and took the Fifth Amendment in front of the Grand Jury. He ran for governor again in 1987 but came in fifth in the Democratic primary. He's been in the state Senate since 2004. The r... more »

Vietnam Halts Drilling In The South China Sea After China Warned That They Would Attack Vietnamese Island Bases If They Did Not

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Image*: The Economist *BBC:* *South China Sea: Vietnam halts drilling after 'China threats'* Vietnam has reportedly terminated a gas-drilling expedition in a disputed area of the South China Sea, following strong threats from China. A source in the south-east Asian oil industry has told the BBC that the company behind the drilling, Repsol of Spain, was ordered to leave the area. It comes only days after it had confirmed the existence of a major gas field. Those reports have been corroborated by a Vietnamese diplomatic source. According to the industry source, Repsol executives we...more »

The Big Problem Russia's New PAK-FA Stealth Fighter and America's F-22 Share

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * There is just not enough of them. Russia has completed the first phase of government flight-testing for its Sukhoi T-50 PAK-FA fifth-generation fighter. Sukhoi is expected to complete developmental work on an initial operational version of the new stealth fighter in 2019, but the current iteration of the jet will only see a limited production run. “Today is an historic event - a preliminary conclusion has been signed at the MAKS airshow on the state joint trials of the first stage of the T-50 aircraft prototype,” Russian Aerospace Force commander-in... more »

How America's Pursuit of Independence Changed the World

James Jay Carafano at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*James Jay Carafano* *Security, Americas* If the pursuit of liberty is such a shameful, selfish act, then why has it become a fixture of history, both long ago and more recently? If so many people, both at home and abroad, hate America so much, then why does everyone yearn for their own American-style independence? We recently celebrated another Fourth of July, which we recognize as the start of the American journey. We were the first people to successfully adopt popular sovereignty as the basis for governance of the state. That’s the basis for the claim that America is truly the... more »

Jared Kushner: "I did not collude with Russia."

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 4 hours ago
So that was Jared "Screech" Kushner claiming that all of this talk is a mistake and he is innocent of any wrong doing. Because you know if he was guilty he would totally tell us. Here is more courtesy of WaPo: *Jared Kushner, President Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, spent about two hours Monday answering questions from Senate investigators about his contacts with Russian officials, insisting he had not colluded with foreign agents before or after the 2016 presidential campaign. * *After his closed-door questioning, Kushner spoke briefly to reporters outside the White Hou... more »

Two Views: Texas tree ordinances are eminent domain in all but name

Content Multimedia - 4 hours ago
By Ryan Walters If the Texas Legislature does not remedy the problem with municipal tree ordinances, the courts will have to enforce the constitutional rights of property owners to prevent their private property from being dragooned into public use without just compensation.

Cul De Sac’s

Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 4 hours ago
I’ve found myself in an intellectual cul-de-sac after discovering the solar wind is comprised of protons and also electrons travelling in the same direction in the solar electric field. Either the space probes are simply picking up the presence of … Continue reading →

Cabin Air Safety Act: A huge step towards exposing aerotoxic syndrome

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 5 hours ago
This article was originally published on aviationtravelwriter.wordpress.com and republished with permission. To view the original article, click here. There has been a major development in the growing movement to raise awareness about the dangers of contaminated cabin air. Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal has proposed new legislation to protect pilots, flight attendants, and passengers from this completely preventable public

CBS: Wisconsin company to microchip employees

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 5 hours ago
We’ve known for some time that RFID technology would eventually be used on us and it appears that time is now. Beginning on August 1st, Three Square Market, a company that provides software technology for break-room or micro markets, will be offering their employees microchip implants. The tiny RFID chips (which will be implanted between

5 Natural Alternatives to Sugar

thedrswolfson at The Drs. Wolfson - 5 hours ago
High sugar intake causes common problems like brain fog, sluggishness and food cravings. It can also lead to more serious diseases like diabetes, heart attack, stroke, cancer and dementia. Most Americans experience symptoms related to sugar, but don’t realize their diet is the source of the problem. Through the years sugar has invaded our diets […] The post 5 Natural Alternatives to Sugar appeared first on The Drs. Wolfson.

Almost Ready for War: F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Has Flown 100,000 Hours

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * When will it be ready? The Pentagon’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter fleet has accumulated over 100,000 flight hours as development of the stealthy new fighter approaches the finish line. Contractor Lockheed Martin expects that it will complete development work on the full Block 3F configuration by the end of the year. Delivering the full Block 3F would complete the requirements set forth under the System Development and Demonstration (SDD) contract that was originally awarded to Lockheed in 2001. “This 100K milestone marks a significant level of maturi... more »

America May Soon Find Itself in an Underwater War with China

Lyle J. Goldstein at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Lyle J. Goldstein* *Security, Asia* [image: Unmanned underwater vehicles, assigned to Commander, Task Group 56.1, are pre-staged before UUV buoyancy testing. CTG 56.1 provides mine countermeasure, explosive ordnance disposal, salvage diving and force protection for the U.S. 5th Fleet.] In the years to come, Chinese and U.S. drones will likely be in a high stakes cat and mouse game in the Pacific. Strategists contemplating Asia-Pacific strategy quickly come to the conclusion that the undersea campaign is decisive. Fixed targets are vulnerable in the age of precision strike, meani... more »

China's New Challenge: How to Win the Soft-Power War

Kyle Haddad-Fonda at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Kyle Haddad-Fonda* *Security, Asia* [image: Statues are displayed at the Avenue of Stars where selected Hong Kong film professionals are honoured in Hong Kong. REUTERS/Kin CheungRS.] Can China woo Morocco and the Middle East with romantic comedies and action movies? I taught at a Moroccan university in the spring of 2013, a period of time that happened to coincide with the apex of popularity of the Korean rapper Psy. On Friday afternoons, after the prayer had let out of the campus mosque, students would sometimes blare music on the central quad to celebrate the beginning of the... more »

Trump and the Impending Foreign-Policy Crisis

Jeffrey H. Smith, Kenneth Yalowitz at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Jeffrey H. Smith, Kenneth Yalowitz* *Security, Europe* [image: U.S. President Donald Trump jokes with French President Emmanuel Macron about their shake hands in front of NATO leaders, including Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau (R), German Chancellor Angela Merkel and NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg (3rdR), Belgium King Philippe (L) and Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, at the start of the NATO summit at their new headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, May 25, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst] Imagine a foreign-policy crisis in which the president must rally U.S. alli... more »

Russia Is Not Happy with Trump's 'Reset'

Dimitri Alexander Simes at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Dimitri Alexander Simes* *Politics, Europe* [image: Vladimir Putin during the annual special direct line broadcasting.] Moscow was cautiously optimistic about the new administration’s policy towards Russia. It may soon become more confrontational. Several weeks after the Trump-Putin meeting at the G20 summit in Hamburg, U.S.-Russian relations show little signs of improvement. On the contrary, many in the Russian political establishment are increasingly exasperated with the American president’s inability to deliver on his campaign promise of better relations with Moscow. Should t... more »

Trump: End The Syria War Now

Eric MARGOLIS at OrientalReview.org - 5 hours ago
Trump’s announced retreat from Syria will mark a major turning point in US-Russian relations. It could well avoid a clash between two nuclear powers. The post Trump: End The Syria War Now appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Is Charlie Gard Government Property?

Lisa Shaw at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: is-charlie-gard-government-property] The London-based case of Charlie Gard has gained international attention as parents Chris Gard and Connie Yates fight tirelessly against dictatorial government and hospital officials to save the life of their now 11-month-old son.

Defense Dept./Pentagon Report Calls for Total State as American Empire "Collapsing"

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: department-of-defense-pentagon-report-calls-for-total-state-as-american-empire-collapsing] A recently released Department of Defense risk assessment report shows that the “primacy” of the United States in the order of nations is in danger of collapse. The American empire — like others before it — is falling under its own bloated weight. Rather than suggesting a return to the roots of the American Republic as outlined in the Constitution, the report suggests expansions of force, surveillance, and propaganda to reinforce the crumbling empire.

N.J. Gov. Christie Signs Transgender Rights Bill for Students

Dave Bohon at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: nj-gov-christie-signs-transgender-rights-bill-for-students] Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has signed a bill into law giving "transgender" students legal protections in the state's public schools.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 24, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Laurel Miller, New York Times*: *A Peace ‘Surge’ to End War in Afghanistan* President Trump has no easy options in Afghanistan. An abrupt United States military exit would probably provoke the collapse of an Afghan state deeply dependent on American backing, while a major reinforcement — a reprise of the Obama administration’s initial approach — would be tough to support given that it didn’t work last time. The modest increase of a few thousand troops widely reported to be under consideration promises to do little more than buy time by arresting the downward security slide. Pres... more »

CawRANT Events #51

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 6 hours ago
*CawRANT Events #51* *Good Afternoon Everybody! *It is a beautiful, sunny day on the West Coast and I'm getting ready for our annual sailing vacation. Hopefully this weather will hold for the next two weeks. But, before I leave I'm going to do a bit more blogging and begin this Caw*RANT* with a few housekeeping matters. When I'm away I may have some time to do some long needed tasks on this blog. First, I'm going to clean up my "favourites" blogroll and eliminate those blogs where the blogmaster cannot resist the urge to post overly large photos...that end up taking up most of... more »

Video: Russian Air Force conducts strategic operation in east Damascus

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:15 A.M.) – The Russian Air Force carried out a strategic operation in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, Monday, targeting a jihadist command-and-control center inside of ‘Irbeen near the capital city. Based on intel collected by local spies, the Russian Air Force carried out a rare series of airstrikes over the eastern suburbs […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

[Graphic 18+] Jihadists rebels execute 2 men in Idlib: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:35 P.M.) – The Al-Qaeda linked Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham rebel group executed two men accused of working for the Islamic State (ISIL) terror organization inside the city of Idlib recently. According to the jihadist group’s official media wing, the two men were members of an Islamic State sleeper cell that was operating inside […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US supplies Kurdish forces with drones in Syria: report

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:15 P.M.) – The U.S. military has supplied the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) with “commercial-off-the-shelf quadcopter style systems,” a Coalition spokesperson told Grasswire News Agency reported on Sunday. “The US-led Coalition has supplied commercial drones to the Syrian Democratic Forces, a spokesperson told Grasswire in a Sunday, July 23 email,” the news site […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US soldier charged with attempting to provide material support to ISIL

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:35 P.M.) – A U.S. soldier was recently arrested for reportedly attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State (ISIL) terror organization. The soldier was identified by the U.S. District Court of Hawaii as Sergeant 1st Class Ikaika Kang, a 34 year old soldier that served in the U.S. Army during the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Lavrov comments on Syrian de-escalation zone agreement

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
(TASS) Final details of the southern de-escalation zone in Syria are being agreed, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov said in an interview with the Kurdish television channel Rudaw on Monday. “On July 7, Russia, the United States and the Jordanian side agreed on the establishment of the first such [de-escalation] zone in southwest of Syria,” […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syria jets unleash vicious assault ahead of scheduled offensive in east Damascus

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) carried out a large number of airstrikes over several Islamist-held suburbs in eastern Damascus, Monday, hitting a multitude of targets in the process. Flying the nearby Homs Governorate, the Syrian Air Force began the day by targeting Faylaq Al-Rahman’s positions in Jobar, Zamalka, and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Is This a Whale in a Venice Canal?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
A photograph purportedly showing a large whale swimming through a canal in Venice was digitally manipulated.

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
“The Sleeping Beauty galaxy may appear peaceful at first sight but it is actually tossing and turning. In an unexpected twist, recent observations have shown that the gas in the outer regions of this photogenic spiral is rotating in the opposite direction from all of the stars! Collisions between gas in the inner and outer regions are creating many hot blue stars and pink emission nebula. *Click image for larger size.* The above image was taken by the Hubble Space Telescope in 2001 and released in 2004. The fascinating internal motions of M64, also cataloged as NGC 4826, are thought... more »

"Consider The Following..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"Consider the following. We humans are social beings. We come into the world as the result of others' actions. We survive here in dependence on others. Whether we like it or not, there is hardly a moment of our lives when we do not benefit from others' activities. For this reason it is hardly surprising that most of our happiness arises in the context of our relationships with others. Nor is it so remarkable that our greatest joy should come when we are motivated by concern for others. But that is not all. We find that not only do altruistic actions bring about happiness but they a... more »

"The Predator of Man"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"The Predator of Man"* by Carlos Castaneda “’Predators Mind.’ This is the Castaneda term for that which aligns man with the thought center of service to self. In “Active Side of Infinity,” Don Juan tells Castaneda of the Earth being invaded in the mists of time by creatures of condensed darkness, the so-called Flyers which use man as food. The key idea as that these cosmic predators gave man their own mind. This is reasonable in light of much other material. At the human level, a system based on exploitation and consuming and control is seen to shape people in its own image: The ... more »

"Hold Fast To Dreams..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago

Paulo Coelho, “Convention For Those Wounded In Love”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*“Convention For Those Wounded In Love”* by Paulo Coelho *“General Provisions:* *A* – Whereas the saying “all is fair in love and war” is absolutely correct; *B* – Whereas for war we have the Geneva Convention, approved on 22 August 1864, which provides for those wounded in the battlefield, but until now no convention has been signed concerning those wounded in love, who are far greater in number; It is hereby decreed that: *Article 1* – All lovers, of any sex, are alerted that love, besides being a blessing, is also something extremely dangerous, unpredictable and capable of ca... more »

Donald Trump accused the New York Times of allowing a terrorist to escape. The New York Times corrects the record.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 6 hours ago
You may remember seeing this tweet Saturday: The Failing New York Times foiled U.S. attempt to kill the single most wanted terrorist,Al-Baghdadi.Their sick agenda over National Security — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2017 I remember reading that and having no damn idea what Trump was talking about, but realizing that he was essentially accusing the NYT or treason. I also thought that it was most likely bullshit. And I was right. Courtesy of the New York Times: *Mr. Trump’s statement appeared to be based on a report by Fox News; he is known to be an avid viewer, an... more »

Canyon de Chelly Photos by Bad Bear

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
. Western Shoshone Long Walker Carl Bad Bear Sampson shares his photos from Canyon de Chelly on the Navajo Nation. Bad Bear just finished walking across this land on Longest Walk 5 and is visiting Navajoland. Thank you Bad Bear for sharing with Censored News!

World News Briefs -- July 24, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*CNN:* *29 dead in Kabul car bomb attack claimed by Taliban* Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN)The Taliban have claimed responsibility for a car bombing in Kabul that left at least 29 people dead, as the Islamist fundamentalist group ratchets up an offensive across Afghanistan. The blast happened at around 6:40 a.m. Monday (10:10 p.m. ET Sunday) when a Toyota Corolla exploded in the city's west, Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish told CNN. It is the latest in a string of attacks in recent days by the Taliban, which said it had captured two districts in northern and central Afg... more »

Chinese Fighter Jets Intercept US Surveillance Plane Over The East China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Chinese jets intercept U.S. surveillance plane - U.S. officials* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plane over the East China Sea at the weekend, with one jet coming within about 300 feet (91 meters) of the American aircraft, U.S. officials said on Monday. The officials, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said initial reports showed one of the Chinese J-10 aircraft came close to the U.S. EP-3 plane on Sunday, causing the American aircraft to change direction. One of the officials said the Chinese jet was armed and ... more »

Valparaiso Street Art

Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 7 hours ago

KurdIShIS Redux- YPG/PKK 2nd Geographical Power in Syria

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
*After the decline of ISIS… SDF (YPG/PKK) become the force with the 2nd geographical power in Syria- from SOHR.* *A site I am largely not fond of. However, I can't dispute the information in this article* *The “Islamic State”* organization of which the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented* 5 days ago its control over about 42000 of the size of the Syrian land, continued to crumble *in front of the military operations against it, in the provinces of Homs, Deir Ezzor and Al-Raqqah especially, *where the organization (YPG/PKK) was the 2nd most influential force in Syria, af...more »

Cops Recorded Brazenly Covering Up Camera to Hide Their Corruption

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 7 hours ago
[image: camera]Newly-disclosed documents show St. Louis County police sleeping on the job, lounging in a security office, and even covering a security camera to hide it.

Energy & Environmental Newsletter - 24/7/17

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 7 hours ago
[image: AWED Logo] *Energy & Environmental**Newsletter - 24/7/17* AWED Friends: The newest edition of the *Energy and Environmental Newsletter* is now online. To start to balance the incessant Russian “news” stories, below I’ve supplied a few pertinent articles that you won’t see in the mainstream media. Some of the more informative energy articles in this issue are: Superior: New EU Proposals Would Kill Solar and Wind Property and Wind Turbines: A Missing Point in the Discussion Tourists Shun Areas Hit by Wind Turbine ‘Blight’ Navy: Interference From Wind Farms Dan... more »

Mr. Trump: Veto This Bill! - Sanctions Lead To War

Daniel McAdams at 7 hours ago
The US House is expected to vote tomorrow on yet another round of sanctions on Russia, North Korea, and Iran. Russia and Iran are targeted for their role in fighting ISIS and al-Qaeda in Syria and Iraq, which Congress calls "destabilizing." Russia is also targeted for its involvement in the 2014 Ukrainian coup d'etat, which was in fact started by the United States under the Obama Administration! Will President Trump veto this bill, which will prohibit him from removing the sanctions without Congressional permission? He's leaning toward signing it, in what looks like a big surrender ... more »


Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 8 hours ago
TRUE HOMELAND Why is this sweet world we live in so torn between chaos and Zen with extremes at either end like enemies and lifelong friends starvation and stock dividends a young child’s death yet love transcends are we … finish reading Larry Piltz : *VERSE* | TRUE HOMELAND

Hungary’s Orban Pledges to Support Poland In Fight Against EU “Inquisition”

Warren Mass at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: hungary-s-orban-pledges-to-support-poland-in-fight-against-eu-inquisition] Hungary's Prime Minister Viktor Orban issued a strong statement in defense of Poland in its dispute with the EU over what should be a strictly internal legislative matter.

Hungary’s Orban Speaks Against Soros-EU Plan to Create a “New Mixed, Islamized Europe”

Warren Mass at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: hungary-s-orban-speaks-against-soros-eu-plan-to-create-a-new-mixed-islamized-europe] Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban criticized George Soros and the EU bureaucracy in Brussels, and their plan to “hand territory over to a new mixed, Islamized Europe.”

They Are NOT Broke—Snopes’ GoFundMe Is a Scam To Fund a Dirty Divorce

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
[image: snopes]The fact checking website, Snopes, has launched a GoFundMe, claiming to be broke. But if we look behind the scenes, we see what's really going on.

Iran Tries To Take Credit For The Victory Over The Islamic State In Mosul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* Soleimani meeting Guard Corps cadets *Long War Journal:** IRGC tries to appropriate Mosul victory* The Islamic Republic of Iran and its Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) are running a propaganda campaign to appropriate victory in Mosul and the broader war against the Islamic State as their own, and omit US military support, which has been critical in the campaign. The Guard Corps and the US at times coordinated directly or indirectly during the war, but Iran continues to reject the US’ presence in the Middle East. Addressing the Revolutionary G... more »

Why Do Democratic Groups-- And Even Nonpartisan Good Government Organizations-- Give The Blue Dogs A Pass?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Ryan and McCarthy love to brag about how their most toxic legislation passes with "bipartisan" support. And technically, they're right. There is always a pack of bribe-hungry Blue Dogs and New Dems eager to sell their votes to the highest bidders. So far this cycle the 10 most corrupted Democrats in Congress so far-- from bad to worst: *•* Charlie Crist (Blue Dog-FL) *•* Ron Kind (New Dem-WI) *•* Scott Peters (New Dem-CA) *•* Stephanie Murphy (Blue Dog-FL) *•* Daniel Lipinski (Blue Dog-IL) *•* Henry Cuellar (Blue Dog-TX) *•* Josh Gottheimer (Blue Dog-NJ) *•* Tom O'Halleran (Blue Dog... more »

Lies and the Lying Liars Who Tell Them

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
When so much of the attention economy is organised around a moral deficit, that it lies frequently is hardly shocking. With little else in the news and silly season in full swing, the attacks on Jeremy Corbyn have shifted from scaremongering to telling lies about what he has and hasn't said or done. This morning the *Daily Mail* (who else?) screamed *Corbyn's Student Debt Humiliation* from its front page, accusing the Labour leader of u-turning on a pledge he never made and wasn't in the party's manifesto. That is Labour are accused of promising to write off stude... more »

Churchill polar bear report 17-23 July 20: those ashore appear to be in great shape

Hifast at Climate Collections - 8 hours ago
Originally posted on polarbearscience: Just out from the City of Churchill: few polar bears reported onshore for the week of 17-23 July 2017 (week 2) but those seen “appear to be in great shape.” Compare to last year:

LPAC Policy Committee Show

Alicia at LaRouchePAC Feed - 8 hours ago
Video of rRhuW7sNgRs Join us live at 5:15 pm eastern for our weekly Policy Committee Show.

"The Real Damage..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
"The real damage is done by those millions who want to ‘survive.’ The honest men who just want to be left in peace. Those who don’t want their little lives disturbed by anything bigger than themselves. Those with no sides and no causes. Those who won’t take measure of their own strength, for fear of antagonizing their own weakness. Those who don’t like to make waves - or enemies. Those for whom freedom, honor, truth, and principles are only literature. Those who live small, mate small, die small. It’s the reductionist approach to life: if you keep it small, you’ll keep it under con... more »

Musical Interlude: Yanni, “World Dance”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Yanni, “World Dance” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T-X5uu5Mtos

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Butterworth, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia. Thanks for stopping by!

Latest poll shows double digit drop in popularity for Emmanuel Macron

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 8 hours ago
Macron's popularity plummets. The post Latest poll shows double digit drop in popularity for Emmanuel Macron appeared first on The Duran.

Chuck Schumer admits Hillary Clinton’s loss was all about her lack of message, NOT Russia

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 8 hours ago
Chuck Schumer slams Hillary Clinton and Democrats for losing elections...Russia is not to blame. The post Chuck Schumer admits Hillary Clinton’s loss was all about her lack of message, NOT Russia appeared first on The Duran.

Draining The Higher-Ed Swamp: The Case For Closing Evergreen State College

Content Multimedia - 8 hours ago
By Thomas Lindsay This returns us to our opening question: Are taxpayers required to subsidize the destruction of their country and way of life? If not, then Evergreen State College must be shuttered. Indeed, its noxious brew of silliness and savagery makes it the poster-child for state defunding of failed public universities.

Trump's morning tweets smell of desperation.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 9 hours ago
Drain the Swamp should be changed to Drain the Sewer - it's actually much worse than anyone ever thought, and it begins with the Fake News! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2017 So why aren't the Committees and investigators, and of course our beleaguered A.G., looking into Crooked Hillarys crimes & Russia relations? — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 24, 2017 Man he can never leave this Hillary thing alone. At this point it seems pathological. It's almost like he wishes he had lost the election so that he could spend all of his time trolling Hillary and the D... more »

Quote of the Day: Consumption is the product of an expanding economy, not its cause

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
*"The purpose of economic activity is consumption, both now and in the future. Nobody works for no reward. Month to month, and even year to year, consumers who decide to run down their savings can, of course, trigger greater demand and greater GDP growth.* * "But that isn’t sustainable. Over long periods of time, consumption isn’t the real driver of growth: it is the product of an expanding economy, not its cause.”* ~ Allister Heath, from his *Telegraph* article ‘Yes, Supply Does Create its Own Demand*' * Technically not correct ... [Hat tip Julian D.] . Content is copyright PC... more »

Citations Needed, Episode 03: The Rise of Superpredator 2.0

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 9 hours ago
Episode 3 of the new media criticism podcast, Citations Needed, which I host alongside Adam Johnson is here! The episode, "The Rise of Superpredator 2.0," is about the media narrative surrounding the rise of so-called “gang raids” that have exploded over the past three years. These high-stakes, headline-grabbing spectacles target, almost exclusively, black and brown people and are carried out

Citations Needed, Episode 02: The North Korea Memory Hole

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 9 hours ago
Episode 2 of the new media criticism podcast, Citations Needed, which I host alongside Adam Johnson is here! The episode, "The North Korea Memory Hole," tackles forgotten war crimes, broken promises, and the making of an official enemy. It is our first foray into the realm of the Official Enemy™, a staple of United States foreign policy discourse that we'll surely be revisiting a lot.

Citations Needed, Episode 01: The Charter School Scam

Nima Shirazi at Wide Asleep in America - 9 hours ago
I'm happy to announce the launch of a new media criticism podcast, Citations Needed, hosted by prolific media analyst Adam H. Johnson and... me! The show, quite simply, will identify, demystify, deconstruct, and generally call bullshit on the media’s ubiquitous reliance on and regurgitation of false and destructive narratives, tropes, and stereotypes. For those who might not know, Adam is a

Trump Jr. Emails and Meeting With Russian Lawyer Are Probable Cause of Federal Crime

Marjorie Cohn at Marjorie Cohn - 9 hours ago
Donald Trump Jr.’s email communication and subsequent meeting with a lawyer connected to the Russian government constitute probable cause that he and his father’s presidential campaign violated the Federal Election Campaign Act (52 U.S.C. §§ 30101, 30121). It is not yet clear whether these events are sufficient to obtain a criminal conviction. Special counsel Robert... Read more »

Courts Must Hold Executive Branch Accountable for Drone Strikes

Marjorie Cohn at Marjorie Cohn - 9 hours ago
In 2012, the bin Ali Jaber family gathered in Khashamir, Yemen, for a wedding celebration. Ahmed Salem bin Ali Jaber (Salem) was asked to deliver a guest sermon, which challenged al Qaeda to justify its attacks on civilians. In response to his sermon, three strange men arrived to see Salem. Fearing trouble, Salem asked Waleed bin Ali Jaber (Waleed), a police officer, to accompany... Read more »

Decarbonising Heating

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood I’ve posted about this before, but it is something which cannot be swept under the carpet. Heating accounts for about 18% of the UK’s CO2 emissions, but eliminating these simply by switching from gas to electric is not a straightforward as it sounds. This is because demand peaks during […]

Hear the Forbidden Story

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 10 hours ago
Just had lunch with New York City friends artist Anne Gibbons and her husband Ivan who've been on vacation in Maine during the past week. We frequently use Anne's cartoons (syndicated as Six Chix) in our Space Alert newspaper. Much of our conversation was about this whole 'Russia election hack' being run by the Democrats. It's good to know someone else who is not buying this dead fish story. Comedian and activist Jimmy Dore does a nice job sinking this big lie in this short video. It's all about distraction and mind manipulation to keep the public away from the real stories of ... more »

Tesla battery, subsidy, and sustainability fantasies

Paul Driessen at CFACT - 10 hours ago
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 reduce foreign dependency and balance of trade deficits. Bountiful oil and natural gas supplies from America’s hydraulic fracturing revolution finally […]

Antarctic ice breakaway further overheats climate hysteria

Larry Bell at CFACT - 10 hours ago
Despite the hysteria created by the break-off of a sizable section (12%) of the West Antartica ice sheet,, the fact remains that overall Antarctic ice has been increasing in recent years. A newly discovered rift valley deep under the ice sheet, together with the presence of active subsurface volcanoes, may account for the massive iceberg, but glaciologist Dr. Kelly Brunt assserts that the potential effects of even an entire collapse would be "nothing to lose sleep over."

Trip Gabriel does a real report!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017Star scribe does the New York Times proud:* On cable news, tonight's exciting sugar high will come via Jared Kushner. If you want to read a news report, we'll recommend Trip Gabriel's report in today's New York Times. Over the weekend, Gabriel went to a free health fair in southwestern Virginia. We think you should read every word. A question lingers behind that report. It's based on these disappeared data, the data you never are shown: *Per capita spending, health care, 2015* United States: $9451 Canada: $4608 France: $4407 United Kingdom: $4003 People are ... more »

Green Losers

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 10 hours ago
There is much to like about a recent Daily Beast article by Joel Kotkin, who is no fan of Trump, but sees clearly why he is winning against the greens. In writing Why the Greens Lost and Trump Won, Kotkin encapsulates in a few paragraphs all the reasons why so many of us detest the […]

The Battle For The ISIS Stronghold Of Raqqa Will Be Far More Different Than The Battle For Mosul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*SKY News*: *The different battles for Raqqa and Mosul* *The forces attempting to liberate Raqqa do not have the modern weapons and training which were necessary in the battle for Mosul.* The city of Mosul was declared as "liberated" from Islamic State two weeks ago, but a very different and challenging fight is looming 231 miles to Mosul's west in the Syrian city of Raqqa. Mosul's liberation from Islamic State came at great cost both to civilians and to members of the Iraqi Security Forces who fought an urban war on a scale which hasn't been seen since World War Two. The ten mont... more »

Did Sessions talk to the Russian ambassador?

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017What Entous told Anderson Cooper:* Last Friday, cable news got its nightly sugar high from this exciting report in the Washington Post. The next morning, the report appeared atop the front page of the Post. It struck us as underwhelming work, drifting toward dishonest. According to the Post report, Jeff Sessions discussed campaign-related matters with Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak in two encounters during the 2016 campaign. Well—the Post report didn't exactly make that assertion. The Post reported that Kislyak had *said* that to his superiors. The Post... more »

Anthony Scaramucci — the “Mooch” — Named as Trump’s Communications Director

Bob Adelmann at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: anthony-scaramucci-the-mooch-named-as-trump-s-communications-director] As Anthony Scaramucci takes his place as White House communications director, be sure that Scaramucci has rightfully earned the title of The Mooch.

Do Free Markets Lead to Concentration of Wealth?

Charles Scaliger at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: american-principles] Enemies of the free market claim that “too much” capitalism lead inevitably to the monopolistic concentration of wealth in the hands of a few oligarch. Are they correct? Throughout the 19th century, many wealthy “robber barons” did indeed establish monopolies in their respective markets — but always by procuring favors from politicians.

Iran fully supports Palestinians against Israeli forces: IRGC

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:35 P.M.) – Iran has pledged its full support for the Palestinians in their fight against the Israeli authorities, an IRGC statement read on Monday. In the statement, the IRGC condemned the Israeli regime’s attack on the Al-Aqsa Mosque and urged Palestinians to rise-up in the occupied lands. “The Zionist regime’s aggressive and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

De-escalation zones to be set up in Homs, East Ghouta, and Idlib – MoD

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 P.M.) – Head of the Main Operational Department of the Russian General Staff Sergei Rudskoi stated that several new de-escalation zones were set to be fully introduced in the future, speaking from a press briefing at the Russian Defence Ministry, in Moscow, Monday. Rudskoi said that the boundaries of in the zones […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russian airpower delivers around 6,000 strikes across Syria in the last two months

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – Russian airpower in Syria has pummeled terrorists, mercenaries and other types of gunmen to the effect of almost 6,000 strikes over the last two months according the Sergey Rudskoy, the chief of the Main Operations Directorate of Russia’s General Staff. Rudskoy specifically stated that the Russian Aerospace Forces (RuAF) had […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Implications of a Siberian Candidate

Paul R. Pillar at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Paul R. Pillar* *Presidency Russia, United States* The dribbling out of revelations, many of which contradict previous denials, about dealings with Russia of Donald Trump, his family, and his associates, have increased the plausibility of the more sinister possible explanations of what this affair is all about. This has been especially true since revelations of the meeting last year in which Trump’s son, son-in-law, and campaign chairman met with Russian representatives with the intention and expectation of receiving dirt on Hillary Clinton. Trump’s conspicuous obsession with ... more »

North Korea Identifies Hawaii and Alaska as Possible Targets

Ryan Pickrell at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Ryan Pickrell* *Security, Asia* Could they kill millions? “Hawaii, where the U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM) is stationed, and Alaska,” where part of the U.S. missile shield is based, are in range of North Korea’s missiles, the Rodong Sinmun wrote Sunday, according to NK News. North Korea successfully tested the Hwasong-14 intercontinental ballistic missile earlier this month, and the weapon is believed to have a range between 4,500 and 6,000 miles, which would give Pyongyang the ability to strike targets in Hawaii, Alaska, and possibly even parts of the West Coast. The odds t... more »

Everything You Need to Know: Russia's Master Plan to Build Lots of Battleship

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * Stalin's big dream--denied. *By the end of World War II it was clear that battleships were obsolete. Aircraft carriers had replaced them as the dominant naval platform, a fact made painfully clear to the Empire of Japan during literally dozens of sea battles in the Pacific Theater of Operations. After the war, the Western Allies mostly divested themselves of battleships, preserving their fleets of carriers instead.* *Despite their success, Stalin disliked aircraft carriers and preferred battleships instead. At a September 1945 meeting of the Soviet ... more »

Are Russia and America Headed for a Showdown?

George Beebe at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*George Beebe* *Security, Americas* [image: Interior Ministry members stand guard near Russian military vehicles before a rehearsal for the Victory Day parade in central Moscow, Russia, April 29, 2015. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov] The situation may have to get worse before cooler heads start to prevail. What happens when an under-staffed, under-experienced, and under-managed presidency, under siege by domestic opponents, is faced with an escalating crisis with a nuclear superpower? We could well find out soon, because powerful forces in both Russia and the United States appear to be i... more »

Parents Have Children Stolen from Them by the State for Low IQ Scores

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: children]Two entirely competent, caring parents, with no criminal history or history of abuse, had their children stolen by the state for low IQ scores.

CrossTalk: Syria and the CIA, Turkey, Israel and Malorossiya

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 10 hours ago
A wide ranging debate focusing on issues that are not going away anytime soon. The post CrossTalk: Syria and the CIA, Turkey, Israel and Malorossiya appeared first on The Duran.

Mohawk Nation News 'The Perfect Race!'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Mohawk Nation News http://mohawknationnews.com/blog/2017/07/23/the-perfect-race/


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 11 hours ago
Jared Kushner appears to have hinted in his written statement to the Senate Intelligence Committee that he did indeed speak to Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak on November 9th, the day when he joined Michael Flynn, in purging Donald Trump’s original government list. Kushner says Vladimir Putin himself sent an email on that day, and suggests this […]

Desperate Tsipras risks fresh financial meltdown in Greece to escape bailout reforms

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 11 hours ago
Alexis Tsipras’ government plans to return to the financial markets for the first time since 2014 with a plan to issue new five-year sovereign bonds to investors. Greece’s finance ministry has set a goal of a 4.2% interest rate on the new bond. But banking sources say an interest rate of between 4.3% to 4.5% […]

Thanou and Tsipras are in real trouble, included table listing date and content of all my emails to Thanou in latest version of my charges…

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 11 hours ago
24.07.2017 Από Jane Burgermeister Θεοτοκοπούλου 4-6 Λάρισα jmburgermeister@gmail.com Προς το Συμβουλίου της Επικρατειας , Ανωτάτου Ειδικού Δικαστηρίου, Προς το Ανώτατο Πειθαρχικό Συμβούλιο του Αρείου Πάγου, Προς το Γενικός Επιθεωρητής Δημόσιας Διοίκησηςτη, Προς το Συνήγορος του Πολίτη, Γράφω αυτή την αναφορά για να παρουσιάσω αποδείξεις ότι Η Βασιλική Θάνου, πρώην πρόεδρος του Αρείου Πάγου (30.06.2017), Αθήνα, από […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 11 hours ago
In my view, the really big question in the Russian investigation is who gave the orders to Jared Kushner and Michael Flynn to purge Trump’s original government team on November 9th? http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/02/christies_plan_for_trump_meets_trash_can_the_audit.html Kushner and Flynn purged those very people who could be called competent patriots, capable of fulfilling Trump’s election pledge and making America […]

Syrian War News Updates -- July 24, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Ahrar Al Sham fighters are seen taking positions in Jabal Al Arbaeen, Idlib province, on November 12, 2016. Khalil Ashawi / Reuters The Independent: *Secret Russian-Kurdish-Syrian military cooperation is happening in Syria’s eastern desert* This is the first of a series from Robert Fisk in Syria: However tenuous the new YPG-Russian-Syrian connections may be, they demonstrate that all sides are determined to avoid any military confrontation between Moscow and Washington. After a sweeping Syrian military advance to the edge of the besieged Isis ‘capital’ of Raqqa, the Russians, the ... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"There is much asked and only so much I think I can or should answer, and so, in this post I would like to give a few thoughts on what seemed to be the overwhelming question: "WHY?" And here is the best answer I can give: Because. Because sometimes, life is damned unfair. Because sometimes, we lose people we love and it hurts deeply. Because sometimes there aren't really answers to our questions except for what we discover, the meaning we assign them over time. Because acceptance is yet another of life's "here's a side of hurt" lessons and it is never truly acceptance unless it has ... more »

"The Economic Collapse Began Long Ago"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"The Economic Collapse Began Long Ago"* by Gerold "My forty-year old Godson was belly-aching about the lack of jobs. He whined it’s all the Boomers’ fault. I tore a few strips off him. I asked him WTF am I wasting my time researching and writing these articles if he doesn’t read them. Since I had him cornered, I told him a few things he obviously didn’t want to hear. We are in an economic depression. It was predicted in Strauss and Howe’s 1997 book “The Fourth Turning” [Link] that occurs every four generations as a time of great turmoil. Their Generational Theory is a framework wh... more »

"Not Much Mental Distance..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
“A man who has blown all his options can't afford the luxury of changing his ways. He has to capitalize on whatever he has left, and he can't afford to admit - no matter how often he's reminded of it - that every day of his life takes him farther and farther down a blind alley. Very few toads in this world are Prince Charmings in disguise. Most are simply toads, and they are going to stay that way. Toads don't make laws or change any basic structures, but one or two rooty insights can work powerful changes in the way they get through life. A toad who believes he got a raw deal befor... more »

"America 2017 = France 1789”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*"America 2017 = France 1789”* by James Howard Kunstler "We are looking more and more like France on the eve of its revolution in 1789. Our classes are distributed differently, but the inequity is just as sharp. America’s “aristocracy,” once based strictly on bank accounts, acts increasingly hereditary as the vapid offspring and relations of “stars” (in politics, showbiz, business, and the arts) assert their prerogatives to fame, power, and riches - think the voters didn’t grok the sinister import of Hillary’s “it’s my turn” message? What’s especially striking in similarity to the... more »

“How ‘Confident’ are Intelligence Agencies that Russia Interfered with the Election?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“How ‘Confident’ are Intelligence Agencies * *that Russia Interfered with the Election?”* by Scott Adams "Remember when all seventeen intelligence agencies agreed that Russia interfered with our elections?Turns out it was only four. Do you know how you get four agencies to agree on something of this nature? It’s easy. One publishes an opinion and the other three loyal agencies assume it is credible, so they support it. Do they all do independent investigations? I kinda doubt it. Based on my experience on this planet, probably one intelligence agency out of seventeen investigated a... more »

Following uproar, surgery journal retracts paper with male-only pronouns

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 11 hours ago
The Annals of Surgery has retracted a paper that used only male pronouns to describe surgeons following outcry from readers. The journal plans to replace the article — a recent presidential address of the European Surgical Association — with a new version with more “gender inclusive language.” The problem, said editor Keith D. Lillemoe, is that […] The post Following uproar, surgery journal retracts paper with male-only pronouns appeared first on Retraction Watch.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 11 hours ago
Donald Trump's fans think he's the toughest guy on the planet, and he's best known for a TV show on which he regularly fired people -- but firing people is something he's too lily-livered to do as president. Jonatham Swan reports: A much-discussed question at the top of the White House: just what magnitude of indignity would it take for Chief of Staff Reince Priebus to resign? President Trump knew that appointing Anthony Scaramucci as communications director would humiliate Reince, who fought hard against it.... Trump also knew that inserting a line in the press release saying Sca... more »

Jared Kushner, President Trump’s Senior Adviser And Son-In-law, Is Now In Closed-Door Senate Questioning On Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Washington Post*: *Kushner arrives at Senate for closed-door questioning on Russia* Jared Kushner, President Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, walked into Senate offices Monday morning to begin answering questions behind closed doors about his contacts with Russian officials. In written remarks made public prior to his appearance before the Senate Intelligence Committee, Kushner denies any improper contacts or collusion. The 11-page statement by Kushner details four meetings he had with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign and transition period — including one set u... more »

New York Cracks Down on Unlicensed Dog Walkers

ActivistPost at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By John Vibes The New York Health Department is cracking down on independent dog walkers and using an outdated law to prevent them from doing... more »

Anonymous Bulgaria Leaks Massive 10GB Of Data: “Silk Way Airlines Helps Terrorists”

Aaron at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Aaron Kesel Anonymous Bulgaria has leaked 10 GBs of data that suggests Azerbaijani Silk Way Airlines is involved in a billion dollar illegal weapons smuggling... more »

Chemtrails Exposed: Coal Fly Ash and the New Manhattan Project

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Peter A. Kirby Eminent scientist James Marvin Herndon asserts that the chemtrails so often seen polluting our skies and fouling our biosphere consist of... more »

Tennessee Jails Offer Inmates Shorter Sentences In Exchange For Sterilization

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Dawn Luger In an effort to make sure those deemed “unworthy” of reproduction by the government do not reproduce, one Tennessee county is offering... more »

Wake Up to the Rockefeller Movie of Political Reality

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Jon Rappoport The key document here is the 2010 Rockefeller Foundation brainstorming exercise, “Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development”. It imagines... more »

Sour Grapes: Iran Wins the Iraq War, and I Scooped the NYT by Six Years on the Story

Peter Van Buren at 12 hours ago
[image: undefined] The New York Times is featuring a piece stating Iran is the big winner of the US-Iraq wars, 1991-2017. So what does winning in Iraq look like, asks the Times? About like this: A Shia-dominated government is in Baghdad, beholden to Tehran for its security post-ISIS. Shia thug militias, an anti-Sunni and Kurd force in waiting, are fully integrated into the otherwise-failed national Iraqi military. There are robust and growing economic ties between the two nations. An Iraqi security structure will never threaten Iran again. A corridor between Iran and Syria will all... more »

US Ends CIA Program in Syria but Continues Preparations for Big War

Alex Gorka at 12 hours ago
[image: undefined] The news hits headlines. The Washington Post (WP) reports that President Trump has decided to discontinue the CIA’s covert program to arm and train "moderate" Syrian rebels battling the government of Bashar al-Assad, according to US officials. The program was authorized by Trump’s predecessor in 2013. The move is described by media as a major concession to Russia. "This is a momentous decision," the WP cites an unnamed official, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss the secret program, "Putin won in Syria." Ned Price, a former CIA officer who served ... more »

Trump Should Veto Congress’ Foolish New Sanctions Bill

Ron Paul at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: trump-should-veto-congress-foolish-new-sanctions-bill] President Trump was elected to pursue a new kind of foreign policy. If he means what he said on the campaign trail, he will veto this foolish sanctions bill and begin dismantling neocon control of his Administration.

Can Chuck Schumer Lead the Democrats to "Unity" on Economic Issues?

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
*Is it impertinent to say this? Not constructive enough? Or necessary to make the change the country needs? I've heard all three asserted lately. * *by Gaius Publius* I'd like to put three thoughts together for consideration as a set. *1. Chuck Schumer recently told* George Stephanopolis that "we [Democrats] are united on economic issues." See 33:36 in this video. Not sure what you think, but that seems the most absurd statement of the month. It's precisely economic issues — trade deals, service to corporate needs, bailouts of Wall Street instead of Main Street, forgiveness of cru...more »

Strangeness at Fukushima Daiichi

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
It has been raining at Fukushima. The hot fuel and the precipitation appear to be producing large amounts of steam but the steam production appears EPISODIC rather than continuous Here are screenshots from the last two days with the high strangeness beginning this morning. TEPCO has most of the lights at the site OFF as you can see in the attached pdf of screenshots https://www.dropbox.com/s/4pwoqowkb23h3yz/July%2023%20-%2025%202017%20HIGH%20STRANGENESS.pdf?dl=1 Looking at these images, you might wonder whether the "emissions" are merely fog. I sincerely hope that I'm wrong and ... more »

Duterte redoubles commitment to war on drugs in State of The Nation

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 12 hours ago
Rodrigo Duterte addressed the nation in a speech which re-affirmed the values on which he campaigned and won at this time last year. The post Duterte redoubles commitment to war on drugs in State of The Nation appeared first on The Duran.

China sends STRONG message to US and India

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 12 hours ago
China is increasingly upset with both India and the United States. It has made its feelings and capabilities known to both. The post China sends STRONG message to US and India appeared first on The Duran.

BREAKING: Iraq seeks Russia’s military and political alliance

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 12 hours ago
Iraq is embracing Iran, Russia and Syria while actively distancing itself from the US and its multiple bases in the country. The post BREAKING: Iraq seeks Russia’s military and political alliance appeared first on The Duran.

Jared Kushner’s statement DEMOLISHES Russiagate

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 12 hours ago
Jared Kushner's detailed statement published prior to his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee should persuade any reasonable person that there is no truth to the farfetched allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia made in the Russiagate scandal. The post Jared Kushner’s statement DEMOLISHES Russiagate appeared first on The Duran.

How Little of Life We Understand

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
TAKAHIRO TAKENOUCH (2017, July 220. Scientists find bacteria with no clear life-support mechanism. The Asahi Shimbun, http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201707220021.html

WATCH: Cops Drag Wheelchair Bound Man Out of Car, Force Him to the Ground

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: wheelchair]A video shows police dragging a disabled man, who requires a wheelchair, out of his car and forcing him face down on the ground, in an attempt to arrest him.

Charlie Gard’s Parents End Legal Battle for Experimental Treatment

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
The couple's lawyer told the High Court of England and Wales: "It's too late for Charlie. The damage has been done."

Man With Chainsaw Wounds Five People in Swiss City, Sparking Police Manhunt

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
The man attacked five people at an office building in the city of Schaffhausen.


Snopes Staff at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
Snopes.com in Danger of Shuttering

Marijuana Business Offers Weed for Weeds on Cleanup Day

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
Dennis Meehan, owner of Summit Medical Marijuana, offered residents who collected trash free marijuana on 22 July 2017.

New York Times Asks ‘Fox & Friends’ for Apology

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
New York Times spokeswoman Danielle Rhoades Ha said on 23 July 2017 that she requested an "on-air apology and tweet."

Black Women Picking Up Firearms for Self-Defense

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
Firearms instructor Marchelle Tigner is among the nation's black women gun owners who say they are picking up firearms for self-protection.

Jared Kushner releases statement hoping to put an end to questions about Russian contacts. Fat chance.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 12 hours ago
The entire statement can be read here at CNN. In it Kushner calls into question news reports of contacts he had with the Russian ambassador, which he claims he cannot remember and has no records of ever making. Kushner also claims that of course he had multiple contacts with representatives of foreign governments during the campaign since that was the job assigned to him by his father-in-law: *My father-in-law asked me to be a point of contact with these foreign countries. These were not contacts that I initiated, but, over the course of the campaign, I had incoming contacts with...more »

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