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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

24 July - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:33 pm MDT

Trump Threatens Wisdom: Oldest Known Wild Bird, An Albatross, Who Is Also New Mother – Comment Deadline 26 July 11.59 PM ET (1 min to Midnight)

“The world’s oldest known wild banded bird at 66+ years old returned to Midway December 3,2016….” https://www.fws.gov/refuge/Midway_Atoll/ “Wisdom, the world’s … Continue reading →

Here’s A National Single-Payer Health Care Plan That Would Work

Jon Walker at Shadowproof - 13 hours ago
Shadowproof is proud to contribute to the national health care debate by introducing our plan to transition the U.S. to a single-payer health care model. The post Here’s A National Single-Payer Health Care Plan That Would Work appeared first on Shadowproof.

Medical Insurance And Care For All: A National Single-Payer Bill

Jon Walker at Shadowproof - 13 hours ago
The Medical Insurance and Care for All (MICA) program is a public health insurance program based on Medicare but open to all individuals. The post Medical Insurance And Care For All: A National Single-Payer Bill appeared first on Shadowproof.

Ginn, Raia: Lifting minimum wage would harm lowest-skill labor in Texas

Content Multimedia - 13 hours ago
By Elliott Raia, Vance Ginn Freeing markets is the best path to prosperity, while meddling around with an arbitrary, costly minimum wage is a quick road to poverty.

A Matter of Priorities: Austin Water's Disastrous Ad Campaign

Content Multimedia - 13 hours ago
By Kirbie Ferrell, James Quintero

TPPF releases ad against government collection of union dues

Content Multimedia - 13 hours ago
By Kevin Roberts Today, the Texas Public Policy Foundation released a radio ad calling for the end of government collection of union dues. The ad identifies ending the practice of dues collection by state and local government entities as a part of comprehensive conservative reform that is possible during this special legislative session. It is currently playing in Austin and will soon be on the air in other key Texas markets.

Texas Senate should seize opportunity to end state collection of union dues

Content Multimedia - 13 hours ago
By Kevin Roberts The Texas Public Policy Foundation released a statement in advance of today’s Senate State Affairs Committee hearing to consider SB 7, legislation authored by Sen. Bryan Hughes (R-Mineola), that would end the practice of the state collecting membership dues of public sector labor unions:

New state-level jobs report shows Texas leads nation in job creation

Content Multimedia - 13 hours ago
By Vance Ginn On Friday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released state-level labor market information for June 2017. The Texas Public Policy Foundation’s Economist Dr. Vance Ginn issued the following statement:

Behind The Front Lines In The Battle Against ISIS In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Afghan commandos man a checkpoint in Afghanistan’s Momand Valley. The building was captured from the Islamic State in Khorasan, which used it as a prison and court. (Andrew Quilty/For The Washington Post) *Boston Globe/Washington Post*: *Behind the front lines in the fight to ‘annihilate’ ISIS in Afghanistan* ACHIN, Afghanistan —A recurring rumble of explosions echoes off the barren, boulder-strewn slopes of the Spin Ghar mountains, each ordnance aimed wishfully at redoubts where Islamic State militants are suspected of hiding. Afghan and U.S. special forces listen in on enemy cha... more »

As Far Behind in Infrastructure as Ahead in Military Power

Alicia at LaRouchePAC Feed - 13 hours ago
The United States government's responsibilities for defense and for building new economic infrastructure are equally explicitly stated in the Constitution. The American people formed a government to "provide for the common defense"; also to "promote the general welfare" and "to establish post offices and post roads"; and the first Congress in 1789 affirmed the responsibility for ports, by the Lighthouse Act. Yet the Federal government is planning to fund production of a single class of Navy ships and a single new fighter-bomber fleet with $400 billion — or more — over the next dec... more »

Congressional McCarthyites Win on Anti-Russia Bill Trump Opposes

Alicia at LaRouchePAC Feed - 13 hours ago
Most members of Congress have again bought the British intelligence and media "talking point," rejected by the American people, that Russia is a major adversary planning harm to the United States. House and Senate leaders have reportedly agreed on a new version of the anti-Iran/Russia sanctions bill, adding to it new financial sanctions on North Korea which previously passed the House as a separate bill. The House is to vote July 25, the Senate sometime this week. President Trump and, publicly, Secretary of State Tillerson have opposed these war-sanctions aimed squarely against th... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago

Stupid Conspiracy Theorists- Ha Ha "Chemicals Making Frogs Gay"

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 13 hours ago
*This is actually a meme? And an appeal to ridicule.* *What's funny about this disgusting pollution and the damage to the environment?* *I thought those on the self identified left proclaimed themselves stewards of the environment?* *Which isn't even remotely close to the truth or reality- * *(Has to be a leftist thing because this revolved around ridiculing disinfo Jones)* * Anyway..... According to Mr Corbett the "normies" are having a hey day with their meme, having their stupidity on full display for the rest of us* *James Corbett did this quick video on the topic..* *SHOW NOT... more »

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
I was quoted in “Will Iraq become more decentralized after the Islamic State?” in Rudaw, "An Independent Kurdistan Would Begin With a Clash" in War Is Boring both by Paul Iddon, and was mentioned in "The day after ISIS: the Middle East after Islamic State | Tending flowers in the desert" by Craig Whiteside for the Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre.

Post Mosul Liberation Day 13 Jul 23 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
The Iraqi forces (ISF) continued clearing operations in west Mosul. First, several IS members were arrestedin Tanak, Tamuz 17, and Islah Zirahi. The ISF have put up posters and started a public campaign to get people to report any IS suspects they see inside the city. Second, the army’s 16th Division, which is in control of sections of east Mosul is supposedto be take charge of the east in 72 hours. Third, the Iraqi authorities claimed in two weeks they will have explosives removed and started work on infrastructure and services so that large numbers of people can start returning ... more »

‘They Kept Us As Slaves’ – Mega Church Exposed Running Massive Slavery Ring in North Carolina

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: church]A secretive church in North Carolina is being exposed for running a modern day slavery ring and not a single church leader has been arrested.

Emmanuel Macron, Antiochus IV Epiphanes and the Desecration of the Temple of God with the Abomination of Desolation: What is the Link?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 13 hours ago
Note: I have not concluded that Macron is 100% definitely the Anti-Christ. Of course, with his statement: ‘he wants to rule like the Roman god Jupiter’, he has made himself the ‘top’ candidate for the Man of Sin to many bible scholars. Below I connect some dots. – Emmanuel (“god” with us) Macron has publicly […]

Decision looms in Michael Mann / Tim Ball “hockey stick” lawsuit

Bonner Cohen, Ph. D. at CFACT - 14 hours ago
After six years of tedious litigation, a court in Vancouver, British Columbia appears set to hand down a ruling involving one of the most controversial claims ever made in support of human-induced global warming. Michael Mann refused to provide his temperature proxy data despite a court order. What is he afraid we'll discover?

USING OUR WORDS: And other key skills!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*MONDAY, JULY 24, 2017Part 1—The world of Ridiculous Us:* Decades ago, Aristotle is widely said to have said it. "Man [sic] is the rational animal," he is said to have said. Depending on what he actually meant, he may have been right in some way. Years later, sacred Thoreau expressed a somewhat different view. "Men [sic] labor under a mistake," he unpleasantly said. Wittgenstein might have tilted toward Thoreau a tiny tad. In his later work, he said that people are inclined to make certain types of mistakes, especially when "doing philosophy," though not exclusively so. (Accordi... more »

U.S. Facing Many Challenges In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A US Marine in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, looks out through the scope of his assault rifle. *CNN: **Marines facing 'discouraging' challenges in Afghanistan* Camp Shorab, Afghanistan (CNN)The plume of smoke and dust rose over the runway, high above the now-deserted but once costly and vital control towers. Then a second rocket slammed into the tarmac just feet away from where a C130 cargo plane would imminently land to ferry us out. The Marines with us at first appeared unfazed. Some were perhaps young and new to it all, while the older ones stood tall, not flinching. I crouche... more »

The Croatian-Slovenian Spat Has Far-Reaching Implications For EU Unity

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 14 hours ago
A spat between two former Yugoslav Republics is shaping out to be a pivotal event that could determine the future trajectory of EU-Intermarium relations. The post The Croatian-Slovenian Spat Has Far-Reaching Implications For EU Unity appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

NIH section chief with 19 retractions is no longer running a lab

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
A former section chief at the National Institutes of Health who has had 19 papers retracted is no longer running a lab, Retraction Watch has learned. In the last three years, Stanley Rapoport, who is based at the U.S. National Institute on Aging (NIA), has lost 19 papers due to the misconduct of three different […] The post NIH section chief with 19 retractions is no longer running a lab appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Taliban Suicide Bomber Kills Dozens In Kabul

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters: **Taliban suicide car bomber kills dozens in Afghan capital* KABUL (Reuters) - A Taliban suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul on Monday, killing up to 35 people and wounding more than 40, government officials said, in one of the worst attacks in the Afghan capital in recent weeks. Police cordoned off the area, located near the house of the deputy government Chief Executive Mohammad Mohaqiq in a part of the city where many of the mainly Shi'ite Hazara community live. Monday's suicide bombing, which targeted government personnel, continued ... more »

Another wheel flies off Ontario’s green energy bus

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 14 hours ago
Updating Ontario’s energy debacle shows that Toronto and Ottawa have now achieved the highest electricity rates in Canada. And a new wheel falling off the bus has crushed 340 jobs. Kelly McFarland reports the news in Another wheel flies off Ontario’s green energy bus, and lands on 340 workers. When former premier Dalton McGuinty visited the […]

Elite Syrian Army unit prepares for 2nd phase of east Damascus offensive

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:55 P.M.) – The elite 42nd Brigade of the 4th Mechanized Division is preparing to launch the second phase of the government’s east Damascus offensive, a source told Al-Masdar this afternoon. The 42nd Brigade, also known as the Ghiath Forces, were initially set to deploy to the nearby Jobar front; however, after discussions […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Russian airstrike obliterates ISIS mobile rocket launcher in eastern Hama

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – The Russian Ministry of Defence (MoD) has released footage recorded from the targeting pod of a Russian warplane showing the aircraft carrying out a precision strike against an ISIS multiple-launch rocket system (MLRS) in eastern Hama Governorate. As the video clearly shows, the Russian warplane scores a direct hit on […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian, Russian jets pummel ISIS in Deir Ezzor, scores killed

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4: 00 P.M.) – Scores of ISIS jihadists have been killed and injured as the Syrian and Russian fighter jets bombed their positions in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor. According to a military source, more than 30 airstrikes hit gatherings and outposts for the terror group in Al-Kannamat , Al-Hamidyah districts, the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russian, European lawmakers to visit Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
(TASS) A delegation from the Russian State Duma’s lower parliament house plans to visit Syria jointly with European lawmakers in the near future, probably before the year-end, Leonid Slutsky, the chairman of the Duma’s international committee, said on Monday. “Naturally, we plan [to visit Syria – TASS] with foreign colleagues. Europe needs to know the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Hezbollah secures massive advance on Syria-Lebanon border, battle against HTS jihadists almost over

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:35 P.M.) – Hezbollah has secured a major advance against terrorists of the Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) jihadist group in the Arsal, western Qalamoun border region between Syria and Lebanon. The advance was achieved today with Hezbollah forces overrunning the jihadist group’s positions in the canyon areas of Wadi Ma’rouf, Wadi Kuhail, Wadi […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Large defections from rebel camp to ISIL in east Lebanon

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – A large number of rebel fighters have defected from their factions to the Islamic State (ISIL) in east Lebanon, Hezbollah media relations reported on Monday. According to the Lebanese group’s official media wing, the rebel defections involved at least 30 fighters and one commander that was loyal to Hay’at Tahrir […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Dozens detained at Ankara protest over imprisoned teachers

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:35 P.M.) – Police turned water cannons and pepper spray on protesters decrying the arrest of two Turkish teachers in Ankara on Sunday. Dozens of people were detained as tensions rose between police and protesters. Academic Nuriye Gulmen and teacher Semih Ozakca were arrested about two months ago for going on hunger strike […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army marching on Deir Ezzor, new village captured

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2: 35 P.M.) – The Syrian Armed Forces carry on a full-scale military operation to reach the eastern city of Deir Ezzor amid intensifying battles against the Islamic State. Led by the SAA’s elite Tiger Forces, the government troops Al Salam Alaykum town located to the Sabkhawi, which was recaptured 2 days ago. The […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIS base wiped out by Syrian Army rockets in southern Deir Ezzor

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – Today rocket artillery detachments of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) wiped out a large ISIS command center in southern Deir Ezzor Governorate. The command center had been identified by SAA tactical surveillance drone as a target in the area of Al-Madjaneh to the southeast of Hamimah. Once the base was […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Argentina: Spectacular Bolide Stuns Onlookers

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 14 hours ago
*Source: Planeta UFODate: 7.24.2017* *Argentina: Spectacular Bolide Stuns Onlookers* An intensely bright light was seen in the heavens over many aprts of the country. Theories emerged and the we now have the answer. What was it? The skies over Argentina were illuminated for a few seconds, startling people who were able to see it from various parts of the country. Was it a UFO, a shooting star? people wondered. But there was another solution. "It was a space rock. A bolide. These are rocks larger than the palm of one's hand which disintegrate at high altitude as they enter our at...more »

BREAKING: 2 Chinese jets intercept US spy plane near Chinese territory

Vladimir Rodzianko at The Duran - 14 hours ago
Both Chinese fighter jets were armed with air-to-air missiles, according to the US officials. The post BREAKING: 2 Chinese jets intercept US spy plane near Chinese territory appeared first on The Duran.

Judge demands that Kentucky pay the legal fees for the couples who were denied marriage licenses by county clerk Kim Davis.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
Courtesy of Yahoo News: *Two years after Kim Davis first made national headlines, her anti-marriage equality case is closed, at least for now ― but it will come at a cost to local taxpayers. * *Davis, who is the county clerk for Kentucky’s Rowan County, steadfastly refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples in the wake of the Supreme Court’s 2015 ruling on marriage equality, citing her religious beliefs. Though Davis was briefly jailed for contempt of court, she went on to become the darling of right-wing conservatives, including former Republican presidential hopefu... more »

World News Briefs -- July 24, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Venezuela crisis enters pivotal week, Maduro foes protest* CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition planned to plaster election centers with banners and rally in honor of dead protesters on Monday in a final week-long push to force President Nicolas Maduro into aborting a controversial congress. The unpopular leftist leader is pressing ahead with the planned vote for a Constitutional Assembly next Sunday despite the opposition of most Venezuelans, a crescendo of international criticism, and some dissent within his ruling Socialist Party. Critics say the assembly, wh... more »

Monday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 15 hours ago
Assorted content to start your week. - The Star's editorial board calls for Canada to take its poor ranking among other developed countries as a prod to action in building a more secure and equitable health care system. And Abdullah Shihipar discusses the need for access to dental care in particular. - Mike Crawley reports on the attempt by Ontario's business lobby to turn modest minimum wage increases into yet another round of corporate tax giveaways. And David Bush sets out a partial timeline of past and present attempts to cry wolf about the viability of wage increases. - Mean... more »

Many Endangered Species Threatened By Trump At Papahānaumokuākea (and other) Marine National Monument(s): Comment By Wednesday Night 11.59 PM EDT

Comment on this and other threatened US Marine Monuments here, deadline JULY 26TH, 11.59 PM (night) : https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=NOAA-NOS-2017-0066-0001 Hawaiian monk … Continue reading →

"We Like To Think..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
“We like to think we are rational beings, humane, with consciences, civilized, thoughtful, but when things fall apart even just a little, we’re no better than animals. We have opposable thumbs, we think, we walk erect, we speak, we dream, but deep down we’re all just rooting around in the primordial ooze, biting, clawing, scratching out an existence in the cold dark world like the rest of the tree toads and sloths. There’s a little animal in all of us and maybe that is something to celebrate. Our animal instinct is what makes us seek comfort, warmth, a pack to run with. We may fee... more »

“Wise People Have Rules For Themselves”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*“Wise People Have Rules For Themselves”* by David Cain "Every time I post a new behavioral experiment, or share a personal resolution of some kind, I get a few emails telling me not to be so strict with myself. They always say something like “It’s not good to be so hard on yourself!” or “We shouldn’t be forcing ourselves to do things!” This is a common thing to hear in our improvement-focused culture. I used to think it was a reasonable caution, but now I think it’s generally bad advice. It seems well-meaning in most cases - people sometimes do go overboard with exercise, frugal... more »

"Only One Thing..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
“We’re born, we live, we die. Sometimes not in that order. We put things to rest only to have them rise up again. So if death is not the end, what can you count on? Because you sure can’t count on anything in life. Life is the most fragile, unstable, unpredictable thing there is. In fact, there’s only one thing in life we can be sure of. It ain’t over till its over.” - “Meredith Grey”, “Grey’s Anatomy”

America's 'Number-One Adversary' Is Wall Street

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 15 hours ago
The United States is in its eighth year of less than 2% annual economic growth, with economic infrastructure falling apart, wracked by drug-addiction deaths of its people in the prime of life, its tax revenues dropping and huge debt bubbles defaulting toward a financial crash. How foolish that the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Dunford, can't decide whether the nation's top adversary and national security threat is Russia, China or North Korea! That adversary is Wall Street, and the London financial power it is allied with. There is a great deal of evidence that the... more »

Supervillain Theodekti refuses to pay court costs for lost civil defamation case in Germany, Munster court rules she can be called an evil greed merchant

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago

Greek police arrest priest for sexting boy

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
It’s good to see the Greek police taking action against an Orthodox priest for sexting a 15 year old boy. http://en.protothema.gr/greek-priest-arrested-for-sexual-harassment-of-boy/ The Orthodox church, a haven for organized crime, has for too long enjoyed an untouchable status in Greece. I have heard of alleged cases where priests fondled girls and boys here in Larisa. Yes, one middle […]

Greek judges and prosecutors accuse Tsipras of seeking to destroy independent justice

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
As Donald Trump attempts to obstruct the Russia probe, Americans should be alert to what happens to a country like Greece where justice is destroyed… From Greek Reporter The Union of Judges and Prosecutors, in a harsh announcement issued on Sunday, accused the government of “systematically attempting the complete subjugation and manipulation of justice, so that […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
A very, very sad case. From The Telegraph Human blood has reportedly been found on a toy car and sandal believed to have belonged to toddler Ben Needham, who disappeared on Kos 26 years ago. Kerry Needham said the discovery is evidence of a cover-up in the disappearance of her son, who was staying at […]

“I have made mistakes … big mistakes,” Tsipras tells The Guardian as Thanou scandal grows

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
Former Supreme Court President Vasiliki Thanou is finding her retirement rather tiring, after all. For one thing, she now has to travel quite a distance across Athens between the office of her new boss, Alexis Tsipras “in a neoclassicial villa” “on a leafy avenue” , as The Guardian puts it, to the ultra modern Areos […]

Cops Shoot So Many People, New State Regs Teach Drivers ‘How NOT To Get Shot By Police’ 

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: Arizona]Arizona driver's manuals will now include a section on "how not to get shot by police" that is specifically aimed at armed drivers.

World’s first floating wind farm emerges off coast of Scotland–At huge cost to UK electricity users

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Joe Public Harrabin’s been a busy boy this week! The world’s first full-scale floating wind farm has started to take shape off the north-east coast of Scotland. The revolutionary technology will allow wind power to be harvested in waters too deep for the current conventional bottom-standing turbines. […]

Electricity shake-up could save consumers ‘up to £40bn’–Harrabin

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Various!! Another grossly one sided report from Roger Harrabin: Consumers in the UK could save billions of pounds thanks to major changes in the way electricity is made, used and stored, the government has said. New rules will make it easier for people to generate their own […]

A weekend of scootering in Miaoli and Taichung

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
My god. 36 years ago I was 18 and David there with the beer was my college roommate. We've been friends ever since. Recently he has been studying traditional Japanese theatre and musical instruments, and has also taken an interest in things Chinese. He is now studying Chinese at NTNU this summer. This weekend we scootered around Miaoli and to the Dajia Matsu Temple. Enjoy the pics below the READ MORE line... David is a talented photographer. As you can see from his picture, it was a cool hazy day.... [image: DSC_0199] Alas, my camera has died. So it's camera phone shots for me. Davi... more »

The Repercussions of the Federal Reserve's Monetary Experiment

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 15 hours ago
With the Federal Reserve finally making moves toward normalizing monetary policy by raising interest rates and reducing the size of its bloated balance sheet, it's an interesting exercise to look at what has motivated this move outside of the supposed health of the economy. As you will see in this posting, there is a repeated theme in comments made by various Federal Reserve insiders. Let's start with the head of the Federal Reserve. Here's a recent exchange from Janet Yellen's July 12, 2017 testimony before Congress on the subject of asset prices: (starting at the 57 minute 55 se... more »

The Return To Salem

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
A large portion of Donald Trump's supporters, Chris Hedges writes, are Christian fascists. The data suggests that 81 percent of white evangelicals support him. And he has been delivering for them: Trump’s moves to restrict abortion, defund Planned Parenthood, permit discrimination against LGBT people in the name of “religious liberty” and allow churches to become active in politics by gutting the Johnson Amendment, along with his nominations of judges championed by the Federalist Society and his call for a ban on Muslim immigrants, have endeared him to the Christian right. He has ... more »

Over 100 Children Just Disappeared in UK – Sex Trafficking Fears Have Govt Scrambling

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: trafficking]A child trafficking crisis in unfolding in the UK with over 100 children recently gone missing and experts warning that number is likely far greater.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 24, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*RT*: *Futuristic jets & battle hardened planes: Highlights of Russia’s MAKS 2017 airshow (VIDEOS)* The international MAKS 2017 Air Show has concluded in Zhukovsky, just outside Moscow. RT highlights the most stunning moments of the six-day event which included breath taking flight performances and racing duels between planes and cars. The airshow show turned out to be a landmark business event, surpassing the previous MAKS-2015 event with regard to business activity and deals signed. *Read more* .... *Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 24, 2017* The long-kept secret ... more »

Trump Should Veto Congress’ Foolish New Sanctions Bill

Ron Paul at 16 hours ago
[image: undefined] This week’s expected House vote to add more sanctions on Russia, Iran, and North Korea is a prime example of how little thought goes into US foreign policy. Sanctions have become kind of an automatic action the US government takes when it simply doesn’t know what else to do. No matter what the problem, no matter where on earth it occurs, the answer from Washington is always sanctions. Sanctions are supposed to force governments to change policies and do what Washington tells them or face the wrath of their people. So the goal of sanctions is to make life as miser... more »

Will Trump Claim He's Firing Sessions Over Marijuana Crackdown Instead Of Putin-Gate?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Rep. Melissa Sargent represents Wisconsin's 48th Assembly District, which covers the east and north sides of the city of Madison and the village of Maple Bluff. Two weeks ago she introduced LRB-2457, a bill to legalize recreational and medicinal marijuana in Wisconsin. She told the media that her bill "is so much more than legalizing marijuana-- it’s about legalizing opportunity and prosperity. The state budget was due two weeks ago, and Wisconsin simply can’t afford to wait any longer-- we deserve a real plan to create new jobs and stimulate our lagging economy, and that’s what t...more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
Right-wing media outlets are crowing about a new poll showing Kid Rock (aka Robert Ritchie) with a lead over Democratic incumbent Debbie Stabenow in the 2018 Michigan Senate race. The poll is from a previously unknown firm called Delphi Analytica. To gauge Ritchie’s chances in a hypothetical general election matchup, Delta Analytica conducted a poll from July 14-18 of 668 Michigan residents. Of respondents who stated a preference between Debbie Stabenow and Robert Ritchie, 54% stated they would vote for Ritchie while 46% said they would vote for Debbie Stabenow. These results could ... more »

General Raymond Thomas: Cancelling Syrian Rebel Program "not a sop to Russians"

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*As mentioned this past Friday, despite the Fake news spin, the cancelling of funding and support to the CIA backed rebels had zip, zero, zilch to do with Russia. Since the funding ended in January of this year! * Friday July 21/2017: Trump Cuts Aid to CIA Funded Rebels. Just More FAKE NEWS *" It seemed to me as if the raison d'etre of this abundant coverage was to spin this old news as if it was something new and recent. And also to push the idea that Trump had caved in to Russian demands." * *" So in January of this year the CIA funding was cut across the board. One reason is d... more »

America's F-16 Fighting Falcon Can Be Converted into a Drone (And Was Just Shot Down)

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * A big milestone was just reached. Boeing’s QF-16 full-size target drone—a converted version of Lockheed Martin’s F-16 Fighting Falcon—achieved a new milestone on July 19 by being shot down during a Combat Archer Weapons System Evaluation Program (WSEP) exercise. “First operational (WSEP) kill of a QF-16 was yesterday!!! Fox, Fox. Well done WEG :),” Col. Ryan Serril, commander of the 53rd Weapons Evaluation Group, tweeted on July 20 from Tyndall Air Force Base in Florida. Col. David Abba, commander of the 53rd Wing based at Eglin Air Force Base, Flo... more »

Work by group at Australian university faces scrutiny

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
A journal is investigating research by a group in Australia, after receiving “serious allegations” regarding a 2017 paper about treating eye burns. The journal, Frontiers in Pharmacology, has issued an expression of concern (EOC) for the 2017 paper while it investigates. The notice does not specify the nature of the allegations. Meanwhile, several other papers […] The post Work by group at Australian university faces scrutiny appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Disincentives Cut Food Stamp Use

Bob Adelmann at rss - 16 hours ago
[image: disincentives-cut-food-stamp-use-immigration] Although the decline in SNAP participants is comforting, it's a long, long way from ending the program altogether.

Why Did Ukraine's Military Forces In Crimea Refuse To Fight When Russian Military Forces Took Over The Peninsula?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Armed servicemen stand near Russian army vehicles outside a Ukrainian border guard post in the Crimean town of Balaclava March 1, 2014. Credit: Reuters/Baz Ratner *Pavel Polityuk and Anton Zverev, Reuters: **Why Ukrainian forces gave up Crimea without a fight - and NATO is alert* KIEV/SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (Reuters) - The career of Sergei Yeliseyev helps to explain why Ukraine's armed forces gave up Crimea almost without a fight - and why NATO now says it is alert to Russian attempts to undermine military loyalty in its eastern European members. His rise to become number two in the U... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Harvard women's clubs face ban too* *The usual "unintended side-effects" of Leftist regulation attempts. There's some nasty little authoritarians in the Harvard administration. Like the Puritans of old, they seem to resent that other people are having fun* CAMBRIDGE — Just blocks from the multimillion-dollar brick mansions owned by Harvard University’s legendary all-male final clubs is a separate world. Here, drab office building basements and former storefronts have been retouched with white lace curtains, comfy couches, and brightly decorated walls. Scattered around Harvar... more »

Europe fights back on new US anti-Russian sanctions

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 16 hours ago
EU briefing note seen by the Financial Times talks of EU taking retaliatory action against US if the US uses the sanctions to obstruct EU-Russia energy deals, and sets out plans to shield European companies involved in such deals. The post Europe fights back on new US anti-Russian sanctions appeared first on The Duran.

US CONGRESS: Israel first–First Amendment second

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 16 hours ago
Senators and Representatives in the US Congress are attempting to pass legislation which would criminalise the boycotting of Israel and also criminalise the advocacy of such boycotts. The legislation is clearly unconstitutional, yet this hasn't stopped many in Congress from advocating for new restrictive laws. The post US CONGRESS: Israel first–First Amendment second appeared first on The Duran.


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*America’s climate of crisis* Patrick Allitt looks at the emergence and development of the idea of environmental crisis Patrick Allitt, Cahoon family professor of American history at Emory University in Atlanta, is a man abroad. Not just as an Oxford-educated Englishman teaching and researching in an American university, but as a sceptical interloper in the world of American environmentalism. The result, A Climate of Crisis: America in the Age of Environmentalism, is an illuminating history of the emergence and propagation of the idea of environmental crisis. So what led this exp... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 17 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Americans are serving longer prison sentences than ever — and it all comes back decades-old ‘tough-on-crime’ policies Venezuelans Are Now Paying 1000 Times More For US Dollars Than They Did In 2010 The Return Of Eugenics? Tennessee Judge Issues Sterilization Program For Inmates Inside the 24 hours that broke Sean Spicer Renewable energy 'simply won't work': Top Google engineers Waste Management To Offer Dead Body Pickup Service In Response To Proposed Health Care Changes Wall Street Journal Editorial Writer Found Dead 93 Degrees In Siberia As Wildfires Rage For... more »

Russia to Alaska, "We just can't quit you." Well there must be some reason they keep sending military planes close to our airspace.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
Courtesy of ABC News: *American and Canadian fighters jets intercepted two Russian military aircraft that flew north of Alaska and Canada on Thursday night, U.S. Air Force officials said today. * *North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) also confirmed there was another incident on Wednesday night with another pair of Russian aircraft that did not require an intercept, bringing the total number of sightings to four in as many days. * *"Alaskan-based NORAD F-22 Raptors and Royal Canadian CF-18 Hornets intercepted and visually identified two Russian TU-95 bomber aircraft" ... more »

More Taiwanese fraud suspects bound for China?

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
*A pigeon house sits above fish ponds in Fengyuan.* Local news organizations are reporting that Taiwanese fraud suspects in Thailand will be sent to China. As earlier reports led to believe, Thailand on Sunday announced it was sending 25 Taiwanese phone fraud suspects to China, and not to Taiwan, as should have been the case. It was reportedly the first time since the two countries concluded a bilateral judicial cooperation agreement concluded in 2013 that Thailand made a decision running counter to it, reports said. Pressure from China has widely been blamed for Thailand’s change... more »

Raising good robots

Ethical Technology - 17 hours ago
James Hughes (Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, UMass Boston) and Regina Rini (reginarini.net, NYU Center for Bioethics)

Horseback riders set out from Colorado to help Native Americans in South Dakota

White Wolf at White Wolf - 18 hours ago
Dozens of people, both Native Americans and supporters are riding on horseback from Colorado to South Dakota. It's being done to bring support to the Lakota Sioux Indians, some of the proudest and poorest Native Americans in the nation. They first gathered Saturday at Buffalo Bill's grave site five miles west of Golden to reconcile what they say is a history of "broken treaties and lost lands" of the Native American people. "We've asked riders to come in with pledges," said David Ventimiglia, Executive Director of Tipi Raisers, a Colorado non-profit that aids native peoples. Th... more »

"A Warning from the Future"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*"A Warning from the Future"* by Bill Bonner "A young man drove up yesterday. Shaved head. Earring. Nice car. Sad look. ‘Monsieur Bonner?’ After the introductions, he got down to business. ‘Damien [our gardener] told me you were looking for chickens. I’ve got about 10 of them I’d like to get rid of.’ ‘Why do you want to get rid of them?’ ‘My girlfriend was cheating on me. You know what that’s like. So I kicked her out. Now I’m getting rid of her chickens. ‘You know what it’s like. I don’t want to take care of her animals anymore.’ We agreed to buy his chickens, bringing our flock u... more »

Japan and South Korea Want More Military Firepower (Thanks to China and North Korea)

Rod Lyon at The National Interest - 18 hours ago
*Rod Lyon* *Security, Asia* We should have seen this coming. Too often, current tensions in Northeast Asia are seen through one of two dominant lenses: either the growing strategic competition between China and the US—‘destined for war’?—or the sharper and more immediate concerns posed by North Korea. But I want to focus here on a different point: namely, the specific effect that both the North Korean situation and the relentless modernisation of China’s military forces are having in spurring the growth of offensive strike capabilities in Japan and South Korea. South Korea has ... more »

These Are The 5 Weapons That The U.S. Would Use In The Opening Minutes Of A War Against Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
F-22 Raptors line up with F-15 fighters on the Anderson Flightline. Photo from Flickr. *Zachary Keck, Scout Warrior:** Analysis: How the US Would Attack Iran* In the event of an armed conflict with Iran, the single-seat, twin-engine F-22 would be integral in the opening minutes as the U.S. sought to gain air superiority over Iran... In the event of an armed conflict with Iran, the single-seat, twin-engine F-22 would be integral in the opening minutes as the U.S. sought to gain air superiority over Iranian skies. Fortunately, this is the exact type of mission for which the F-22 was ... more »

Turkey: Erdogan warns Germany not to interfere in domestic affairs

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Germany should not interfere in its internal affairs, speaking in Istanbul, Sunday, following criticism over a recent wave of arrests. “As a secular, democratic state of law, nobody has the authorisation to interfere in Turkey’s internal affairs. Also nobody has authorisation to make a […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

CONFIRMED: Iraq signs military cooperation agreement with Iran

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
America's plan to divide and conquer Iraq continues to backfire spectacularly as Iraq's Defence Minister arrives in Tehran to sign a memorandum for future military cooperation. The post CONFIRMED: Iraq signs military cooperation agreement with Iran appeared first on The Duran.

Responses To The British Medical Association Opening A Debate About Vaccine Mandates

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
By John Stone & Jackie Fletcher Letters published in British Medical Journal Rapid Responses: UK doctors re-examine case for mandatory vaccination I read with concern Tom Moberly's report that the British Medical Association is trying to open a debate about...

The Fight is on in Ireland

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
The Fight is on in Ireland Autism/special ed numbers are exploding in Irish schools. Costs are enormous. Officials are scrambling for answers, but what they’re telling us is the same old, same old. Good luck with that. Reporter Carl O’Brien,...

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer Admits That Russia Was Not The Reason Why Democrats Lost In 2016

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Zero Hedge*: *Schumer Comes Clean: Democrats - Not Russia - Are To Blame For Hillary's Loss* In a somewhat shockingly frank interview with The Washington Post, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says that Democrats, not Russia, are to blame for Hillary Clinton’s loss to President Trump. *"When you lose to somebody who has 40 percent popularity, you don’t blame other things - [James] Comey, Russia - you blame yourself." "So what did we do wrong? People didn’t know what we stood for, just that we were against Trump. And still believe that."* The reason for Schumer's sudden bou... more »

Elections have consequences.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
Courtesy of Axios: *From 2015 to 2017, Pew Research tracked global confidence in the U.S. president "to do the right thing" regarding world affairs. While almost all the countries surveyed have lost confidence over the years, Russia's significant increase stands out — jumping from 11% in 2011 under Obama to 53% under Trump. * *Other takeaways from the report: Merkel, Xi or Putin have more positive ratings globally than Trump. Arrogant was the most common word globally associated with Trump's characteristics. There is global disapproval across all of Trump's major policy proposals... more »

Pastor John MacArthur Stuns With Answer To Gays Getting Into Heaven

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
I am generally loath to dive into this topic as you may imagine. However i do want to share one very important assertion. It is that we shed all sexuality upon returning to the other side as spirit. This means that everything about sexuality is a construct of our physical existence and may have little spiritual import except in how we conduct ourselves towards others. What still makes the whole topic problematic is simply the libertine aspect of much of our sexual culture. Homosexual bathhouses do not represent the majority of homosexual sharing just as wife swa... more »

Study Finds Temperature Adjustments Account For ‘Nearly All Of The Warming’ In Climate Data

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
It goes without saying that all such efforts to correct what was been presented over the past decade has been shouted down. Now we are starting to see how deep the damage went. What is becoming scientifically clear is that we are dealing with simple fraud all for pushing political agendas. I always thought as much and never saw a scrap of legitimacy in the opposing view. So here we are, perhaps almost at the end of the road in this two decade charade that destroyed legitimate science and scientists.. *EXCLUSIVE: Study Finds Temperature Adjustments Account For ‘Nearly All O...more »

Full Spectrum Bliss: The Secret to an Oxytocin-Based Sexual Connection with Indra

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This is a radically different perspective to work from. Getting there will be difficult for most but it is a clear way forward that is not fraught with ambiguity. There is the glimmer of putting together a science based sexual path that could turn out to be very valuable. Not least just understanding addictive aspects and substituting alternatives. This needs to be followed up on and turned into a teaching. Add in spiritual aspects and use both to channel communication skills and we may have something truly valuable... . *Full Spectrum Bliss: The Secret to an Oxytocin-Base... more »


arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This appears to be the laws established for their presence in south east England. Again good proper sense and well worth comparing to other efforts. The purpose of spiritual striving is well spoken here and this is not well understood even today. As observed, this community appears well instructed back in the earliest bronze Age and surely from materials and traditions handed down that were antediluvian. *CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE * *THE LAWS OF MALFIN * *May your souls be enlightened by the Central Light. May all you who assemble between the great pillars at the appointed times ... more »

Is China Set To Surpass The Influence Of The U.S. Globally By The Year 2030?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Jeremy Scahill, The Intercept*: *Donald Trump and the Coming Fall of American Empire* EVEN AS PRESIDENT DONALD Trump faces ever-intensifying investigations into the alleged connections between his top aides and family members and powerful Russian figures, he serves as commander in chief over a U.S. military that is killing an astonishing and growing number of civilians. Under Trump, the U.S. is re-escalating its war in Afghanistan, expanding its operations in Iraq and Syria, conducting covert raids in Somalia and Yemen, and openly facilitating the Saudi’s genocidal military destr... more »

Monday Memes

LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
*He's Back* This is a subtle and sensitive look at the important issues in the news. You may have other favorites and while that's nice, this is my blog...so it begins with 'the Juice', so loved by the inner city that they gave him a walk. Yes, it was a jury of his peers. If it had been a jury of my peers, it would have turned out differently for the rich and famous celebrity murderer who may end up marrying one of the Kardashian daughters. It would make me watch their show in hopes of seeing nature take its course. *No, just kidding, I wouldn't waste my time.* When you take a mom... more »

Labour, student debt and the BBC

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
The BBC are reporting with a straight face that: 'Jeremy Corbyn has insisted he did not promise to write off all student debt while appealing to young voters during the general election. During the campaign, the Labour leader said he would "deal with" the issue of graduates burdened with debt since tuition fees rose to £9,000. He told the BBC he had never promised to abolish all debt as Labour "were unaware of the size of it at the time".' Let's turn back the clock to 16 May 2017, there was a piece bySean Coughlan, the BBC's Education Correspondent, entitled 'All or nothing for La... more »

Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban accuses George Soros of wanting to “Muslimize Europe”

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
During a speech in Romania, Viktor Orban accused George Soros and the European Union of wanting to “Muslimize Europe.” The post Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orban accuses George Soros of wanting to “Muslimize Europe” appeared first on The Duran.

Pat Buchanan blasts Trump-Russia probe: “President senses media are the enemy” (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
Mission creep for Trump Russia probe. The post Pat Buchanan blasts Trump-Russia probe: “President senses media are the enemy” (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Is it just me, or is there a slight problem with this announcement?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
The BBC report that: 'Blood donation rules for sex workers and gay men are being relaxed in England and Scotland after improvements in the accuracy of testing procedures. Men who have sex with men can now give blood three months after their last sexual activity instead of 12. And sex workers, who were previously barred from donating, now can, subject to the same three-month rule.' Is a sex-worker who hasn't had sex for three months still a sex-worker? Just a question. Apparently: 'Experts said the move would give more people the opportunity to donate blood without affecting blo... more »

Syrian Army, Hezbollah seize the Faleeta Barrens: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Hezbollah launched a massive offensive along the western slope of the Qalamoun Mountains this past week, targeting the last positions of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the Islamic State (ISIL) in the Faleeta Barrens. Within hours of launching this attack, the Syrian Arab Army and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Massive car bombing targets large Al-Qaeda gathering in Idlib

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – A powerful explosion ripped through the Al-Zira’a Roundabout in Idlib City, Sunday, killing many militants from the Al-Qaeda linked Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham rebel faction. According to opposition activists via social media, a car bombing targeted a large gathering of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham fighters in Idlib City, causing several casualties in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

New safe-zone to be announced in northern Homs

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – A new deescalation zone is expected to be announced soon in the northern countryside of the Homs Governorate, a military source told Al-Masdsar News on Sunday night. According to the source, the deescalation zone will cover the entire Al-Rastan and Al-Houla plains of northern Homs. Similar to the agreements in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Houthi missile strike takes out Saudi oil refineries: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 A.M.) – Late last night, Houthi-led forces launched a long-range ballistic missile towards the western coast of Saudi Arabia. Striking a couple of Saudi Arabia’s oil refineries in Yanbu province, the long range-missile traveled some 1,100 kilometers undeterred by anti-aircraft defenses before hitting the oil-rich area, starting a large fire. The type […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

"Information is physical" carries zero information

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
Scott Aaronson wrote a long and tedious essay, Is “information is physical” contentful? which has ignited a long and tedious discussion. I remember that some 30 years ago, I was somewhat excited about the "idealism" that hides in statements such as "physics is all about the information". When you do physics – or any proper science, for that matter – you don't approach the world "practically". You don't need to "feel" the meat, scents, materials. Instead, you represent them by some abstract concepts, by information, and by real or complex numbers – that's the most typical attitude of... more »

To Create A 'Super Soldier', These Are The 8 Technologies That The Pentagon Is Pursuing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Department of Defense *Logan Nye, Scout Warrior:* *New Future Soldier Power-Up Technology* Key emerging technologies being pursued by the US military A US Marine pulls security near a poppy field in Peyo as Marines and Afghan soldiers patrol through the village in the Bala Baluk district in Afghanistan's Farah province, March 29, 2010.Staff Sgt. Nicholas Pilch via Wikimedia Commons As Captain America and Iron Man prepare for their civil war, they probably don’t realize they have competition coming from the US military. The Department of Defense wants troops with super strength, te... more »

Russia Rolls Out Its New Armata-Based Heavy Flamethrower

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
© Sputnik/ Evgeny Biyatov *Sputnik:* *Scorching Power: Russia to Roll Out New Armata-Based Heavy Flamethrower* A brand-new heavy flame-throwing system will enter service with the Russian Armed Forces in the next few years. The Russian Armed Forces is due to get the advanced heavy flame-throwing system Tosochka which will replace the TOS-1A Solntsepyok (Sunheat) heavy flamethrower currently in service. RIA Novosti quoted Nikolai Makarovets, chief designer of the Russian research and production association Splav, as saying that the Tosochka heavy flamethrower will be delivered in l... more »

The Man-made Global Warming fraud crumbles.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 22 hours ago
So much is happening to show that the Alarmists are losing the arguments. Here are a few recent events. Japan, China, and South Korea violate Paris agreement by funding coal in Indonesia Paul Homewood points out that Japan, China, and South Korea are bankrolling "*environmentally destructive"* coal-fired power plants in Indonesia despite their pledges to reduce climate-changing emissions under the Paris climate deal. *The next generation will have to pay a $535 trillion bill to tackle climate change, relying on unproven and speculative technology.* *LONDON, 19 July, 2017* – One o... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 22 hours ago
Imgur *Anthony Scaramucci* is Donald Trump's White House Communications Director. [5] Scaramucci began his career at Goldman Sachs. *Scaramucci and Kevin Spacey.* Scaramucci describes himself as a committed 'gay rights activist.' Scaramucci told the BBC: "I'm … a gay rights activist. … "I’ve given to the (pro-'gay' Republican) American Unity PAC ... to the Human Rights Campaign. "I’m for … marriage equality." Scaramucci was linked to a $10 billion Russian investment fund. [31][32] ... Scaramucci has attacked climate change deniers. Scaramucci is pro-choice. Scaramucci tw... more »

David P. Hamilton : NATO: An obituary

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 22 hours ago
Who will follow the capitalist class clown car into future military adventures to protect the profits of fossil energy tycoons? By David P. Hamilton | The Rag Blog | July 23, 2017 PARIS — NATO died recently. Over the past … finish reading David P. Hamilton : NATO: An obituary

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Full Circle”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
2002, “Full Circle” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0H13jUHKAYU

IMF downgrades US and UK growth per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 23 hours 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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