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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.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

25 July - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:38 pm MDT

Labour's Student Debt defence is not very convincing

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
The Standard reports that: 'However, Mr Corbyn’s aides stressed that he had never promised to scrap the student tuition fee debt mountain. A source close to the Labour leader stressed: “Imran was mistaken. That was not our policy.”' I presume that these Labour Party aides can point to their correcting Imran Hussain before the elction. No? Thought not! BBC running with this story? No, how surprising!

"Life Is Truly A Ride..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
"Life is truly a ride. We're all strapped in and no one can stop it. When the doctor slaps your behind, he's ripping your ticket and away you go. As you make each passage from youth to adulthood to maturity, sometimes you put your arms up and scream, sometimes you just hang on to that bar in front of you. But the ride is the thing. I think the most you can hope for at the end of life is that your hair's messed, you're out of breath, and you didn't throw up." - Jerry Seinfeld

"The 16 Years’ War and Its Cost"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*"The 16 Years’ War and Its Cost"* by Paul Rosenberg "Every night on American TV you can see repeating commercials to raise money for young people who’ve had limbs blown off. It might be cruel to ask the following question in the presence of these veterans, but millions of other people have been forced to pay for all of this, and they need to be protected as well. And so, with condolences to the young people who signed up for these wars believing they were actually defending the good, we must ask this question: What was the payoff? Some people will evade this question by maintainin... more »

FOX: Chemical in macaroni and cheese tied to birth defects, says study

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
If you’ve spent any time on our site you know about the dangers of phthalates. But just in case, here’s a quick breakdown of these harmful chemicals: They can pose a risk to small children and pregnant women because they can affect male hormones. They have been associated with genital birth defects in infant boys. They can cause

The Susan G Komen Foundation has filed lawsuits against HUNDREDS of “mom and pop” cancer charities for use of the word CURE

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
(Natural News) If you’ve ever bought something pink to support breast cancer, your money likely went to the charity Susan G. Komen For the Cure. It’s noble to want to help people who are suffering from such a devastating disease, but before you reach into your wallet next time, you might want to take a

Chimp hasn’t seen the Florida woman who saved her in 18 years. Then she reaches out her hand…

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
As long as people do medical or cosmetic testing on chimps there will be animals that need to be saved. The clip below is from the award winning film, Wisdom of the Wild. Produced, written, directed, and narrated by Allison Argo for PBS’ Nature Series, the clip shows what happens when Linda Koebner visits chimps she helped

Top U.S. General: U.S. Might Use Force Against North Korea As Early As This Fall

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Gordon G. Chang, Daily Beast*: *Top U.S. General Hints at Military Action Against North Korea in a ‘Few More Months’* The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff says the U.S. might use force against North Korea as early as this fall. Did you hear that, Pyongyang? How about you, Beijing? Several media outlets have reported that Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said over the weekend that war with North Korea was not “unimaginable.” What has gone unreported is that he also suggested the administration is giving diplomacy only “a few more months.” Dunford’s... more »

US Special Representative For Ukraine Says The U.S. Is Considering Sending Arms To Ukraine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*BBC:* *US considering arms to Ukraine, says envoy Volker* The new US special representative for Ukraine says Washington is actively reviewing whether to send weapons to help those fighting against Russian-backed rebels. Kurt Volker told the BBC that arming Ukrainian government forces could change Moscow's approach. He said he did not think the move would be provocative. Russia warned that anything that heightened tension could jeopardise a solution to the conflict. Mr Volker, a former US permanent representative to Nato, was given the role in Kiev earlier this month. "Defensiv... more »

Did a Middle School Student Break Both Arms Jumping Off a Water Tower for a Science Project?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
A doctored photograph appears to show a student who researched the question "jumping off buildings -- how high is too high?"

Trump's Collapsing Presidency

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Señor Trumpanzee's very shady modeling agency, Trump Model Management, is under investigation again. One guy Trumpanzee can't fire is New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman-- but I bet he wishes he could. One of his investigations, coordinated under both the Financial Crimes Bureau and the Organized Crime Task Force, involves the beleaguered modeling agency as part of a possible future Enterprise Corruption indictment. There is some speculation that Preet Bharara's office was investigating the Trump Organization under federal RICO statutes and that after Trump fired him witho... more »

U.S. Navy Ship Fires Warning Shots At Iranian Patrol Boat In The Persian Gulf

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Reuters*:* U.S. Navy ship fires warning shots at Iranian vessel: official* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots toward an Iranian vessel near the northern Arabian Gulf on Tuesday after the vessel came within 150 yards (137 meters), a U.S. official told Reuters. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the USS Thunderbolt fired the warning shots after the Iranian vessel ignored radio calls and the ship's whistle. The Thunderbolt was being accompanied by several U.S. Coast Guard vessels. The Iranian vessel appeared to be from Iran's Islamic ... more »

OPEC Issues Plea To The U.S. To Curtail Oil Production

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*CNN: **OPEC to U.S.: Please don't pump so much oil!* *OPEC has asked a favor of other major producers: Please stop pumping so much and help us balance the market.* The unusual plea was issued Thursday in the cartel's closely-watched monthly report, which found that global markets are still suffering from too much supply. The report said that balancing the market would "require the collective efforts of all oil producers" and should be done "not only for the benefit of the individual countries, but also for the general prosperity of the world economy." OPEC said that one produce... more »

America’s “Train and Equip” Program in Syria: When Was Financing Actually Stopped?

Ollie RICHARDSON at OrientalReview.org - 13 hours ago
Because of the developments on the ground Trump most likely did cut funding to "moderate" groups in Syria - simply because the time came to cut losses. The post America’s “Train and Equip” Program in Syria: When Was Financing Actually Stopped? appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

The Trump White House is now an official outlet for Russian propaganda.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 13 hours ago
So in case you were a little confused by the Mooch's double speak, this is the new White House Communications Director outing Donald Trump as the source for his secret information that the Russian hackers are way too awesome to be caught by American Intelligence agencies. So at this point you may be asking, "But where did Trump get an idea like that?" Well funny you should ask. Courtesy of the New York Times: *But when Mr. Trump met Mr. Putin in Hamburg, Germany, two weeks ago, he did not utter similar suspicions, at least in public. In fact, he emerged to tell his aides that t... more »

BREAKING: Mr. President, Investigate this Immediately, It Blows Up the Entire Coup Against You!

Alicia at LaRouchePAC Feed - 13 hours ago
We seldom interrupt our regular intelligence flow on this website. We are doing this now because the extraordinary memorandum produced by the Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) yesterday conclusively demonstrates that the so-called Russian hacks of the Democratic National Committee were not hacks at all, but leaks by someone with physical access to DNC computers. The data was then doctored to incriminate Russia. You can read the entire explosive VIPS Memorandum here. The VIPS, who include former NSA Technical Director William Binney, back the independent forensi... more »

BrahMos: Everything You Need to Know About India's Mach 2.8 Missile

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, * China hates this thing. *If the attack is launched within 120 kilometers of the target, it can skim at very low altitude the entire way to the target. While missiles can be detected earlier if benefiting from AWACs aircraft, a ship would likely detect a sea-skimming missile at range of only thirty kilometers, affording the vessel only a thirty second time window to respond. One intriguing analysis argues that a U.S. Arleigh Burke-class destroyer, with its layered air defenses, could not handle more twelve BrahMos missiles at once and that an enti... more »

Climate “Scientists” in Panic: Real Debate and Fact Checking Will Expose “Consensus” Fraud

William F. Jasper at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: climate-scientists-in-panic-real-debate-and-fact-checking-will-expose-consensus-fraud] “Dangerous.” “Un-American.” Climate activists and their media promoters are ranting and sputtering in an epic meltdown as Trump administration and responsible scientists propose a Red Team-Blue Team review of global-warming evidence.

Syrian Army recaptures more villages en route to Deir Ezzor

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:20 P.M.) – With the Syrian Army marching on the eastern city of Deir Ezzor, more villages and towns are being liberated amid massive ISIS collapse. Today, the SAA’ Tiger Forces, backed by tribal fighters, took over Huwayjat Shinan town located to the east of Dalha along the western back of the Euphrates. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army foils ISIS attack in east Hama, resumes advance

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:00 P.M.) – The Syrian government troops repelled a major assault launched by the Islamic State on Jadeed Fritan hill in the eastern countryside of Hama. A military source said that at least 15 militants were killed and injured in the failed attack. Meanwhile, the Army troops – backed by the Palestinian al-Quds […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

A small piece of the MH370/MH17 Jigsaw Puzzle?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 13 hours ago
*Malaysian Air Force Flies Russian Jet* *at Singapore Airshow in 2016* As discussed briefly in my previous post, CawRANT Events #51, I discovered early on in my geopolitical blogging career that the "thin edge of the wedge" in global geopolitical events is aeronautics. This field crosses all boundaries of power....military...corporate...financial and political. As I said yesterday, it was on an early Internet aviation blog (Russian) that I followed in real time the crisis unfolding in Baghdad during the illegal American invasion where the two countries faced each other down in th... more »


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 13 hours ago
Sent charges by email against former Supreme Court President Vasiliki Thanou and associates… Read the charges in Greek here. Μήνυση Θάνου The evidence here… Στοιχείο, A,B,C,D,E Στοιχείο 1-16 Στοιχείο 17-32 Στοιχείο 33-44 Στοιχείο, 45 Στοιχείο, 46 Στοιχείο-emails_47-66

Kushner Does Seinfeld

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
Just because it looks like collusion, sounds like collusion, stinks like collusion doesn't necessarily mean it's collusion. At the very worst, as Jared Kushner laboriously intoned in a bland prepared statement, his meet-up with two or eight or ten Russians was standard canoodling procedure. Since no actual quid pro quo has been established, it was simply a variation of the misunderstood Seinfeldian nose pick. In case you're not a fan of that other hit TV show about narcissism and nothing, that was the episode where Jerry's girlfriend thinks she sees him picking his schnoz at a traf... more »

Charlie Gard’s Parents Ask Court Permission to Take Him Home to Die

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
Connie Yates and Chris Gard have given up their legal battle for experimental treatment for their terminally-ill 11-month-old son.

Immigrants Wept, Pleaded for Water and Pounded on the Truck

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
Ten people died after a people-smuggling operation went badly wrong in San Antonio, Texas.

Kushner Tells Senate Investigators He Did Not Collude With Russia, Has ‘Nothing to Hide’

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
Donald Trump's adviser and son-in-law was questioned behind closed doors by Senate Intelligence Committee staff.

Post Mosul Liberation Day 14 Jul 24 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
No fighting has been reported in Mosul for the last few days but the Islamic State’s cells are still active. A car bomb went off in the western neighborhood of Bab al-Sinjar that left four dead and three wounded. These types of terrorist attacks will be the security challenge in the city for the coming weeks and months as IS attempts to scare the public and show that it is still active. In the Maidan area of the Old City in west Mosul a mass grave was discovered with 60 bodies. Around 40 of them were former policemen. All of them had been killed by the Islamic State with some sho... more »

World News Briefs -- July 25, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Israel removes Jerusalem metal detectors, Palestinians reject new measures* JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel removed metal detectors from entrances to the Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City on Tuesday in favour of CCTV cameras, hoping to calm days of bloodshed, but Palestinians said the modified security measures were still unacceptable. Israel installed the detectors at entry points to Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem after two police guards were fatally shot on July 14, setting off the bloodiest clashes between Israelis and Palestinians in years. The spike... more »

things i heard at the library: an occasional series: #24

laura k at wmtc - 14 hours ago
I have a TIHATL double-header today, plus a bonus round. A customer asked for something by Omar Tyree. We had only one copy of one title, and that was in a different branch. I asked if I could get her something with a similar vibe, and she was up for it. Turns out she has read all of Tyree's work -- she loves it and wanted to re-read. So yes, more authors like that would be good. I had never heard of Tyree, but Google told me he is considered an urban griot. (I see by the author's website that he is much more than that, but I was specifically looking at his fiction.) "Urban griot" m... more »

USING OUR WORDS: NPR reported "misstatements!"

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*TUESDAY, JULY 25, 2017Part 2—We liberals insisted on "lies:"* Way back when, early last fall, presidential candidate Donald J. Trump authored one of his many moments. It all began on Wednesday, September 14, 2016. Candidate Trump journeyed to Flint, where he delivered a heartfelt address to a reported 50 people in a local church. At one point, he began trashing Candidate Clinton. The local minister interrupted, saying this: "Mr. Trump, I invited you here to thank us for what we've done for Flint, not to give a political speech." Trump accepted the minster's direction and pulled... more »

Zuckerberg's understanding of AI doomsdaylogy is more limited than Musk's

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
*...unfortunately, AI doomsdaylogy is a moronic cult, not a credible field of science...* One week ago, Elon Musk repeated his Luddite demand to regulate and combat the AI existential threat before it's too late. We're facing an imminent uprising of the robots, we were told, so a new IPCC – the Intelligent People-like-robots Combating Committee – has to be established. Everyone who has some dangerous robot, e.g. a self-driving car, an intelligent thermometer, a smartphone, a fridge, or a mixer, will have to euthanize them or report every usage of them to the IPCC. New production...more »

Cops Respond to Wrong Home, Shoot and Kill Innocent Husband as He Came to the Door

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: home]A community is grieving after an innocent man was gunned down by police officers who allegedly responded to the wrong home belonging to an innocent couple.

May the sting be with you: Another journal prank, too good to overlook

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
Yes, yes, we know: It’s easy to publish “fake” papers in journals and expose the inherent flaws of academic publishing. We’ve covered many such stings, but there are simply too many for us to cover all. Still, occasionally one is just too clever to ignore. On Saturday, the pseudonymous blogger Neuroskeptic announced that they had […] The post May the sting be with you: Another journal prank, too good to overlook appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Twitler attacks Jeff Sessions again, defends Jared Kushner, and tries to start an investigation directed at Hillary Clinton.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 14 hours ago
Ukrainian efforts to sabotage Trump campaign - "quietly working to boost Clinton." So where is the investigation A.G. @seanhannity — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, 2017 This accusation about the Ukrainians helping the Clinton campaign is hogwash. There is NO comparison between the information about Paul Manafort, and the Russians hacking our election. (You can read more about it here.) Attorney General Jeff Sessions has taken a VERY weak position on Hillary Clinton crimes (where are E-mails & DNC server) & Intel leakers! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 25, ... more »

Ron Paul, US businesses and European states all oppose new sanctions on Russia

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 14 hours ago
If Donald Trump vetoes the sanctions he will be damned by the mainstream media and his political opponents, but if he does not, he will be damned by everyone else, including America's European allies and major American businesses. The post Ron Paul, US businesses and European states all oppose new sanctions on Russia appeared first on The Duran.

EXCLUSIVE: Concerned Filipino Mark Lopez on his open letter to US Congress

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 14 hours ago
The open letter to the US Congress penned by Mark Lopez of Philippines has gone viral across social media and major outlets covering both Philippine and American politics. In this exclusive interview, Lopez told The Duran that if not for the power of social-media, Rodrigo Duterte may have meet the same fate as Muammar Gadaffi, Saddam Hussein, or Manuel Noriega The post EXCLUSIVE: Concerned Filipino Mark Lopez on his open letter to US Congress appeared first on The Duran.

President Trump turns on Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Ricky Twisdale at The Duran - 14 hours ago
The president has called out his attorney general for failure to investigate Ukrainian election interference and Hillary's crimes The post President Trump turns on Attorney General Jeff Sessions appeared first on The Duran.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 25, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Newsweek*: *Iran And Iraq Military Unite Against 'Terrorism', Creating Potential Problems For U.S.* Iran and Iraq have pledged to join forces against militant fighters and ideology in the region by boosting bilateral defense ties, a move that could present a challenge to U.S. foreign policy goals. Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan and Iraqi Defense Minister Irfan al-Hiyali met Sunday in Tehran to sign a military agreement aimed at improving joint efforts to curb the influence of jihadis such as the Islamic State militant group. ISIS has conducted deadly attacks in both co... more »

Lord Kinnock is asking for some information...

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
Written Answers - Department for Exiting the European Union: (24 Jul 2017) 'Lord Kinnock: Her Majesty's Government whether House of Lords ministers in the Department for Exiting the European Union will be provided with all cabinet papers that are relevant to their role and necessary for the proper discharge of their duties.' A fair question? Here's a couple of fair questions for Lord Kinnock: 1. How much money have you earned from the EU in each of the past 22 years? 2. How much pension per year will you be entitled to in the future and from when will that pension be pai... more »

Pentagon Caught Giving Weapons to Phony Federal Agency

Michael Tennant at rss - 15 hours ago
[image: pentagon-caught-giving-weapons-to-phony-federal-agency] A Government Accountabilty Office sting netted $1.2 million worth of former Defense Department property for a fake federal law-enforcement agency.

An Appeal to Americans: Defend the Trump Presidency

David at LaRouchePAC Feed - 15 hours ago
World Land-Bridge American Credit System Video of 8voUTnDhefs Helga Zepp-LaRouche outlines the great potential for the world if a Russia, China and United States partnership develops to fight terrorism and develop the world economy. Trump's successful meetings with China's president Xi Jinping and Russian President Putin is promising. However, that relationship will only improve if the American people step up to the challenge to ignore the British media campaign attempting to subvert his presidency, and fight to implement LaRouche's Four Law economic development program. Only with ... more »

What Must Be Done Before Another Bank Crash Hits

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 15 hours ago
PDF: [image: PDF icon] 20170725-before-bank-crash.pdf The warning of another, devastating Europe-U.S. banking crash before the end of this year, raised by *EIR* in May and by a meeting of European Parliamentarians in early July, is becoming an emergency danger. It requires a mobilization of actions to stop it. The Italian banking system, which has just suffered three major bank bailouts combined with "bail-ins" of unlucky savers, is trying to raise capital it cannot raise, to prevent a potential collapse which could take Germany's banks down with it. U.S.-based banks have $2 trill... more »

150 Years Ago Toronto Sweltered- Today Temps are Below Normal

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
*Let's talk about the continuing lack of AGW.* *It's July 25/2017. *Our summer, like our spring, has continued on with *below "normal" or "average" *temperatures.* Day time highs all this month have been consistently below our claimed norm/average.* *At 9:38 am today it is presently 19 C or 68 F. (according to environment canada who it appears has issues with temp conversion. 19 c generally equally 66 F)* * Our high today, on July 25th/2017 is expected to be 22C or 72 Fahrenheit.* *Our average is claimed to be 81 F or 27 C, but, actually I would say our average is usually* *83-86 F ... more »

Tuesday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 15 hours ago
This and that for your Tuesday reading. - Jerry Dias and Dennis Williams write about the fundamental changes which we should be seeking to make to NAFTA in order to ensure that workers' and citizens' interests aren't left out of trade rules: Meaningful Nafta renegotiation must comprehensively focus on balanced trade that provides real wage growth for American, Canadian and most especially Mexican workers, whose suppressed wages are harmful for all three countries. A proper trade agreement should eliminate sweetheart provisions that allow corporations to sue governments in secretive ... more »

Did the labour Party promise to wipe out student debt

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
The BBC seem happy at the moment to let Labour Party spokespersons state that the Labour party did not promise to end student debt. Well here is the Labour Party Shadow Justice Minister Imran Hussain speaking in a campaign video during the election: *“Just this morning Jeremy Corbyn has announced that the tuition fees will be abolished straight away from September if there’s a Labour government, and that we will bring back immediately EMA and also that every existing student will have all their debt wiped off. That’s fantastic news, isn’t it guys?”* Was Imran Hussein lying then?... more »

When Trump Meets Jupiter (Emmanuel Macron) in Paris

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 hours ago
Antiochus IV Epiphanes, was the Syrian king who desecrated the temple of God by sacrificing a pig on the altar and set up a statue of Zeus (Jupiter) in the temple and made the Jews worship it. The Abomination of Desolation. All in fulfillment of the book of Daniel. Emphasis mine: – Antiochus IV Epiphanes by http://www.bible-history.com/ […]

U.S. Navy Releases Video On Latest Tests Of Their Electromagnetic Railgun

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *US Navy reveals the latest test of 'Star Wars' electromagnetic railgun that fires projectiles at 4,500mph and can penetrate concrete 100 miles away* * Railgun exceeds accelerations of Mach 6, which is six times the speed of sound * It uses electromagnetic energy to propel a metal projectile at huge speeds * Powerful missiles are fuelled by a 'pulse power system' and ship electricity * Navy has been working on the gun since 2005 and say it is the future of warfare The US Navy has revealed the latest tests of a radical electromagnetic gun that can fire projectiles at ... more »

Beyond The Slogan The Democrats Stole From Papa John's Pizza...

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Monday morning's *NY Times* had an OpEd, A Better Deal For American Workers, by Senate minority leader Little Chucky Schmucky, the non-presidential candidate politician who's taken the most in bribes from Wall Street, a cool $26,601,840 as of this morning. "Americans are clamoring for bold changes to our politics and our economy," he began. "They feel, rightfully, that both systems are rigged against them, and they made that clear in last year’s election. American families deserve a better deal so that this country works for everyone again, not just the elites and special interest...more »


Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Last night, Donald Trump -- in a bizarre speech to the Boy Scouts of America -- again praised the importance of loyalty. But Jeff Sessions must be questioning the value of his loyalty to Trump. Sessions was the first Republican senator to support Trump. And he was loyal to Trump through the ups and downs of the campaign. But, lately, Trump has been on Sessions' case. And today Trump slammed Sessions for his "very weak position" on Hillary Clinton. He's still obsessed with Hillary. And he's profoundly stupid, refusing to recognize long established Department of Justice protocols w...more »

Find a Holistic Doctor in the United States or Canada

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 16 hours ago
(Note from Erin: We get thousands of emails a year asking us how to find a natural or holistic doctor and also which ones we recommend. While we would love to be able to know all the answers to your questions and answer them all- we simply don’t have the manpower. But, this is a


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
Peter Baker of *The New York Times* writes this, under the headline "Trump White House Tests a Nation’s Capacity for Outrage": After six months in office, Mr. Trump has crossed so many lines, discarded so many conventions, said and done so many things that other presidents would not have, that he has radically shifted the understanding of what is standard in the White House. He has moved the bar for outrage. He has a taste for provocation and relishes challenging Washington taboos. If the propriety police tut tut, he shows no sign of concern.... By now, it takes more to shock. After... more »

Uni dings schizophrenia studies for problems with informed consent, other flaws

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
Psychiatry journals have retracted two papers evaluating a schizophrenia drug after a university in Japan flagged issues, such as a lack of written informed consent. The papers—published in Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical & Experimental in 2012 and Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences in 2014—examined the safety and effectiveness of an antipsychotic drug in patients with schizophrenia. According […] The post Uni dings schizophrenia studies for problems with informed consent, other flaws appeared first on Retraction Watch.

"The Truth Of The Matter Is..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
"So how do you beat the odds when it’s one against a billion? You stand strong, keep pushing yourself past all rational limits and never let yourself give up. But the truth of the matter is, despite how hard you try and fight to stay in control, when it’s all said and done, sometimes you’re just out numbered." - "Meredith Grey", "Grey's Anatomy"

Dispensary Gives Away Free Weed For Cleaning Up Trash — Community Spotless

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: trash]A dispensary in Maine has come up with a novel way of keeping the community clean while giving back — give away free week to those who pick up trash.

Disturbing Video Shows Cop Force K9 to Maul Man for Several Minutes—For Napping in a Park

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: maul]A Wilkes-Barre, PA man is mauled by a police K9 for sleeping in a public park; has to have two surgeries.

Dash Cam Records Cops Mistake Hemorrhoid for Drugs & Rape Man in Public, Strip Search Woman

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: public]A couple has settled a lawsuit for $150,000 after cops sodomized an innocent man and strip searched an innocent woman — in public.

This Chart Says No: Is Germany Really Going to Double Defense Spending?

James Mugg, Zoe Glasson at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*James Mugg, Zoe Glasson* *Security, Europe* Trump won't be happy. In March, President Trump claimed that Germany owed ‘vast sums of money’ to the US and NATO for failing to meet NATO’s aspirational (but not enforced) defense spending standard of at least 2% of GDP. Just five of the alliance’s members currently spend more than 2% of GDP on defense: the US, the UK, Greece, Poland and Estonia, but no NATO ally has been singled out by the new US administration as much as Germany has. In fact, German defense spending has been increasing in real terms since 2014–15, when all NATO me... more »

Hitler Tried to Build His Own A-10 Warthog (But There Was One Big Problem)

Paul Richard Huard at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Paul Richard Huard* *Security, * It was more of a Turkey than a Warthog. At first glance, you might think the Henschel Hs 129 was the perfect ground-attack airplane. Twin engines. A heavily-armored cockpit that protected the pilot from small-arms fire. The aircraft even eventually had the heaviest and most powerful forward-firing cannon ever fitted to a production military aircraft during World War II. The Hs 129 was supposed to be the Luftwaffe’s ultimate aerial tank-killer, dealing death from above to Soviet T-34s on the Russian front. In other words, it would be easy to se... more »

CONFIRMED: Israel agrees to remove metal detectors at Noble Sanctuary

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 16 hours ago
The Israeli cabinet confirmed that the barriers are partly coming down. The post CONFIRMED: Israel agrees to remove metal detectors at Noble Sanctuary appeared first on The Duran.

Show students the climate debate

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 17 hours ago
What is needed is not for the student to win the scientific debate, but simply to understand that it is there and it is big.


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Australia: 'The education system is broken': Teacher who quit her job after 30 years reveals why she intends to home-school her grandchildren* *Rather unclear what she wants changed. More staff and less assessment is part of it but the rest is unclear. I think she fails to understand that continuous assessment is designed to circumvent reliance on a "sudden-death" examination at the end of the year. That was once the system but was often protested against as being an unfair measure of a pupil's ability. Lots of students who did poorly were said just to be having a "... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*The Trump Doctrine on Energy* *Comment from Australia* If you go by the mainstream media's lockstep 'coverage' of the US president's first six months, he is no more nor less than a tweeting buffoon. A comforting narrative for cant-addicted newsroom hacks and groupthinkers, it handily avoids any and all mooting of Australia's need to follow his lead Our federal and state politicians scuttle about looking for innovative new ways to strangle the Australian energy sector. But across the Pacific, America is unleashing a world-changing energy revolution. The world’s energy fundamenta... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 17 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin WebMD has agreed to sell itself to a private-equity firm for $2.8 billion Stronger demand in North America gives Halliburton a boost Multiyear Arctic ice is effectively gone: expert 'The independence of the judiciary is in danger': Massive protests erupt in Poland Google's been running a secret test to detect bogus ads — and its findings should make the industry nervous A Coup In The House Of Saud? Jill Stein looped into widening investigation of Russia and Trump Jr. connections Fukushima's "Swimming Robot" Captures First Images Of 'Massive Deposits' Of Melte... more »

US and EU on collision course over Russia pipeline sanctions

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
y By Paul Homewood This has to be the most hilarious piece of news today! A raft of top European companies will be forced to pull out of the Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project with Russia or face crippling sanctions under draconian legislation racing through the US Congress. Berlin and […]

Sea Level Rise per Jevrejeva

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood I’ve looked at UK sea level rise, but what about global? As well as the much adjusted satellite datasets, we have a Global Mean Sea Level Reconstruction by Jevrejeva et al, published in 2014 and with data up to mid 2010. This is how the PSMSL describe it: This page […]

One of Alaska's greatest politicians has passed away.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
Courtesy of KTUU: *Sad news to report from Talkeetna, Stubbs the cat has passed away. * *According to a release from Nagley's store, the unofficial Mayor of Talkeetna, Stubbs the cat passed away in his sleep Thursday night. * *The release states Stubbs was 20-years-old. * *As Stubbs grew older his public appearances at the store became less frequent. "The last time Stubbs was in the store; he got to snuggle with the employees and relax after a good long days’ work," the release reports. * *Stubbs served as the town’s unofficial mayor since 1997.* It should be noted that Stubbs w...more »

Syrian Army intercepts big weapons shipment to jihadists in western Qalamoun – Pictures

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – Syrian military authorities have intercepted a large weapons and ammunition shipment that was destined for Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) terrorists in western Qalamoun. Sources say that the arms shipment originated from central Syria and contained thousands of bullets and dozens of anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM). No specific details exist to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Pictures: More rebels surrender to Syrian Army in north Hama

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:00 P.M.) – A group of rebel fighters have turned themselves in to the Syrian authorities in the northern countryside of Hama as the government promotes reconciliation agreements across the country. The surrendered militants have made it to a joint Syrian-Russian checkpoint carrying the safety access leaflets dropped earlier by Army helicopters over […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Kurdish-led forces fling back huge ISIS counterattack in Raqqa

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:15 P.M.) – The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have repelled a huge Islamic State counterattack against their positions in the southeastern districts of Raqqa city. For a localized counterattack, the number of men ISIS threw into the battle was exceptionally high and so badly beaten back were the terrorist group’s forces by […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

No mercy for ISIL terrorists in Deir Ezzor as Syrian, Russian jets hammer away

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIL) got a rough start to the day on Tuesday, thanks in large part to the Syrian and Russian jets that were stalking their positions in the Deir Ezzor Governorate. Syrian and Russian jets flying out of the Homs Governorate began the day by pounding the Islamic […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Knife-wielding man shouting “Allahu Akbar” attacks Spanish police

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 A.M.) – A knife-wielding man attacked a group of police officers this morning near the Spanish-Moroccan border, the Spanish Interior Ministry reported. According to the report, the man was carrying a knife and quickly approaching a group of police officers while repeatedly shouting “Allahu Akbar.” The attacker was then arrested by the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Hezbollah, Lebanese Army overwhelm jihadists near Syrian border

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:05 A.M.) – The Lebanese Army and Hezbollah resumed their offensive operations in eastern Lebanon this morning, striking the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and the so-called “Islamic State” (ISIL) inside the ‘Arsal Barrens. Backed by the Syrian Air Force, the Lebanese Army and Hezbollah attacked the last remaining sites under jihadist […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Trump admits US halted ‘wasteful payments’ to rebels fighting Assad

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:50 A.M.) – U.S. President Donald Trump tweeted on Monday night that the U.S. did in fact halt the funding to rebel forces fighting to depose of Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad. “The Amazon Washington Post fabricated the facts on my ending massive, dangerous, and wasteful payments to Syrian rebels fighting Assad…..” the U.S. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

United States Health Care - Paying More and Getting Less

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 17 hours ago
Commonwealth Fund's most recent international comparison of health care certainly makes the United States health care system look like one of the weakest in the developed world. The analysis compares the health care system in the U.S. to that of 10 other high-income nations, examining 72 indicators that measure health care performance in five domains - access, administrative efficiency, care process, equity and health care outcomes. Let's start by looking at a comparison of health care spending as a percentage of GDP among the 11 nations in the studying back to 1980: As you can ... more »

China Prepares For The Worst With North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Chinese and North Korean flags outside the closed Ryugyong Korean Restaurant in Ningbo, Zhejiang province, China, April 12, 2016.Reuters/Joseph Campbell *Wall Street Journal:** China Prepares for a Crisis Along North Korea Border* *Beijing bolsters defenses along its 880-mile frontier and realigns forces in surrounding regions* BEIJING—China has been bolstering defenses along its 880-mile frontier with North Korea and realigning forces in surrounding regions to prepare for a potential crisis across their border, including the possibility of a U.S. military strike. A review of of...more »

Rex Tillerson rumoured to be on verge of quitting as Secretary of State

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Those who wish the US to moderate its aggressive foreign policy should be deeply concerned by Rex Tillerson's despondency with his position as Secretary of State. The post Rex Tillerson rumoured to be on verge of quitting as Secretary of State appeared first on The Duran.

Trump exposes Jeff Bezos and The Washington Post’s support for Al Qaeda and ISIS

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Donald Trump vs. Jeff Bezos war escalates... The post Trump exposes Jeff Bezos and The Washington Post’s support for Al Qaeda and ISIS appeared first on The Duran.

Did President Trump 'Cross A Line' When He Asked Active-Duty Personnel To Lobby Congress?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Andrew Exum, The Atlantic:* *The Dangerous Politicization of the Military* *By asking active-duty personnel to lobby Congress in their own self-interest, President Trump crossed an important line.* Last week, the head of the French armed forces angrily resigned after disagreements with his new president, Emmanuel Macron, over the defense budget. This was the first resignation of its kind in France in six decades, but it was enough to remind me how much Americans take healthy civil-military relations for granted. Unlike the French, for example, who have had some terrible episodes... more »


Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
Look I know we give Trump shit all of the time for not being able to make good on any of his campaign promises, but you have to admit this IS pretty damn impressive. And remember it has only been six months. Just imagine how many more title he might be able to steal from his predecessors. Watch out William Howard Taft, you might be the next one to lose your title.

The Wikiversity Hilbert Book Model Project

Johannes van Leunen at Science 2.0 - Physical Sciences - 19 hours ago
Wikiversity Wikiversity is part of the Wikimedia Foundation. Wikipedia is known by many people and is another part of the Wikimedia Foundation. read more


Tommaso Dorigo at Science 2.0 - Physical Sciences - 19 hours ago
Last week-end Padova researchers tested the first calorimeter and tracker prototypes of the iMPACT project at the APSS/TIFPA Proton Therapy Facility in Trento (Italy). iMPACT (innovative Medical Proton Achromatic Calorimeter and Tracker) is a project led by Piero Giubilato, who won an ERC consolidator grant from the European Union. The project aims to develop a high resolution and high rate (>100 kHz/cm2) proton Computed Tomography (pCT) scanner. The scanner will combine a highly-segmented range calorimeter made of PVT scintillators, for energy measurements, and a silicon pixel trac... more »

What Happens To A Nation if You Shave a Few IQ Points off Its Children?

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
By Anne Dachel I talked to Andy Wakefield recently on Skype. I recorded his answers to seven questions regarding what’s happening to schools both here and in the UK. I wanted to share this one because the topic is so...

Frog in a Pot: Special Education in Great Britain

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
NOTE: Special Education woes have been in the news lately - especially in the UK. Costs are soaring and the number of students needing special education is continuing to rise unabated. Seems no one is brave enough to ask why...

Ken Ham Reclaims Rainbow at Ark Exhibit

Steve Byas at rss - 19 hours ago
[image: ken-ham-reclaims-rainbow-at-ark-exhibit] The rainbow is a symbol of God's grace, and has been for thousands of years. Ken Ham of Answers in Genesis has decided it's time to reclaim the symbol from the homosexual rights movement.

We Need to Change How We Measure Congress’ ‘Productivity’

Selwyn Duke at rss - 19 hours ago
[image: we-need-to-change-how-we-measure-congress-productivity] Big brother rapidly passing a bunch of bills chips away at citizens’ freedom.

Washington Filled With Rumours Of Major Changes In The Trump Administration

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (left) and U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions. REUTERS *Washington Post: **New communications director moves toward possible staff purge at White House* Anthony Scaramucci, the flashy financier President Trump hired to overhaul the White House communications operation, is exercising a broad mandate from the president and intends to follow through on threats to purge aides he believes are disloyal to Trump and leaking to the press, officials with knowledge of the fast-moving effort said Monday. Just four days into the job, Scaramucci has moved... more »

Wrong turns, basins, GUT critics, and creationists

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
A notorious holy warrior against physics recently summarized a talk by Nima Arkani-Hamed as follows: I think Arkani-Hamed is right to identify the 1974 GUT hypothesis as the starting point that led the field into this wrong basin. As far as I can see, Nima has never made a discovery – or claimed a discovery – that would show that grand unification was wrong or the center of a "wrong basin". Instead, Nima made the correct general point that if you try to improve your state-of-the-art theoretical picture gradually and by small changes that look like improvements, you may find a local ... more »

The Viking Serpent: Serpent Worship, Sacred Geometry, and Secrets of the Celtic Church in Norway

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
[image: Borgund Stave Church (Eduardo/CC BY-SA 2.0), pentagram, Vitruvian man, and serpent] The huge take home here is that the Celts were in the habit of organizing habitations along artificial geometry. We have seen plenty of this going back past Stonehenge but little understanding of why. The choice of the pentagon is interesting and needs to be confirmed elsewhere as well. This could turn out useful in terms of additional discoveries. The particular importance of Glastonbury is also cleared up here.. . *The Viking Serpent: Serpent Worship, Sacred Geometry, and Secrets... more »

Red Eyes in the 'Devil's Punch Bowl'

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This is an unique story with no obvious comparable. We seem to have an alien encounter like none otherwise reported as well as what sounds like the hounds of hell. It is plausible that those hounds of hell were put in the minds of the observers to chase them out of there. Otherwise the logistics make zero sense. That it was also repeated years later informs us that this locale is useful for some reason not least because it is not occupied by humanity. It also explains the name. Obviously they are in the habit of running off intruders. Pretty effective and who will t... more »

Upright Canine Encounter - Bald Eagle State Forest, PA

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
The reporting level is rising steadily as publicity increases. Excellent report here. We got a good long look. The animal has its summer coat. We also got to get a feeling for its muscular confirmation. Recall this sucker likes trees. Again the witness got off lucky as the creature felt no need to take them out as it could easily have done. This what a giant sloth really looks like. . *Upright Canine Encounter - Bald Eagle State Forest, PA* *Saturday, July 08, 2017* *http://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2017/07/upright-canine-encounter-bald-eagle.html* *This ... more »

Kolbrin - Tribe of Smiths

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
What i have finally understood is that the folk who maintained these documents were actually the tribe of metal workers. That makes their presence near Lake Superior natural and certain and their ultimate move to essentially the tin mines of Cornwall also natural. Steady decline in demand for copper ultimately forced their moves although we are certainly looking at a temporal arc that is at least two thousand years or those ninety generations. What is unexpected is that they hung on in North America long past the Atlantean collapse likely trading with local tribes. Most mines w...more »

Trouble ahead

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
“The al-Aqsa compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount” is how Tom Bateman introduces his report about Israel removing those ever so incendiary metal detectors from Islam’s third holiest site. Well, that’s one way of looking a it. For once a topic involving an Islam-related controversy wasn’t assigned to Mishal Husain on the Today Programme. Nick Robinson (£250,000-£299,999) struggled. Re-naming (and imaginatively relocating) the infamous trouble-spot: “Alaska Mosque”, and if I’m not mistaken generously allocating well-known Palestinian peacemaker Manuel Hassassian one extra “as... more »

Somalia-based terrorist group aligns with US mainstream media, calling Trump a “brainless billionaire”

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
Al-Shabaab terrorist group calls POTUS Trump a "brainless billionaire." The post Somalia-based terrorist group aligns with US mainstream media, calling Trump a “brainless billionaire” appeared first on The Duran.

Obama’s CIA Director says if Mueller is fired, then coup against Trump must be initiated (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
Brennan is pushing for a coup to take place...in the United States of America. The post Obama’s CIA Director says if Mueller is fired, then coup against Trump must be initiated (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

40,000 Boy Scouts cheer “Trump” in energized POTUS speech (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
Trump speaks to his young base. The post 40,000 Boy Scouts cheer “Trump” in energized POTUS speech (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

One week after being diagnosed with brain cancer, John McCain will return to US Senate

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
John McCain will vote on Obamacare repeal. The post One week after being diagnosed with brain cancer, John McCain will return to US Senate appeared first on The Duran.

Tulsi Gabbard sides with Trump on dismantling CIA program to fund Al Qaeda and ISIS in Syria (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
Media ignores the fact that Trump ended a CIA program that funded Al Qaeda. The post Tulsi Gabbard sides with Trump on dismantling CIA program to fund Al Qaeda and ISIS in Syria (Video) appeared first on The Duran.


Anon at Aangirfan - 21 hours ago
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China's Anti-Corruption Drive Claims Its First Victim From The Politburo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
The Chinese Communist Party's anti-graft watchdog is investigating Sun Zhengcai (pictured), who was once seen as a contender for a top leadership post, a report said *Daily Mail:* *Chinese President Xi Jinping's 'possible successor' is removed from his party post and investigated by anti-corruption watchdog* * Sun Zhengcai, 53, was once seen as a contender for a top leadership post * The high-ranking official is being investigated for 'serious discipline violation' * He was the party chief in Chongqing, the same position of disgraced Bo Xilai The Chinese Communist Party's anti-gra... more »

The Veteran's Administration (VA) and ObamaCare Revisited

LL at Virtual Mirage - 21 hours ago
*This from CNN:* "The Arizona senator makes a poignant return to the Senate on Tuesday, less than a week after learning he has an aggressive form of brain cancer, just in time to boost tricky GOP vote math on the wobbling bid to replace Obamacare." *This from Virtual Mirage:* Can anyone explain *why *Senator McCain didn't go to a VA hospital for treatment? Obviously CNN is missing THE STORY again, aren't they? That's a frigging shock. It would have been emblematic of the changes that we've been hearing about (mostly in the "planning stages") at the VA if the famous veteran and US... more »

Energy & Environmental Newsletter: July 24, 2017

admin at The Carbon Sense Coalition - 21 hours ago
By John Droz, Jr. Source: https://www.masterresource.org/alliance-for-wise-energy-decisions/energy-environmental-newsletter-july-24-2017/ The Alliance for Wise Energy Decisions (AWED) is an informal coalition of individuals and organizations interested in improving national, state, and local energy and environmental policies. Our premise is that technical matters like these should be addressed by using Real Science (please consult WiseEnergy.org for more information). A key […]

La singularité, une idée folle ?

Ethical Technology - 21 hours ago
Le concept de Singularité Technologique, moment historique qui verrait un emballement sans retour des machines intelligentes, a d’indiscutables relents millénaristes, autant pour ses promoteurs que pour ses détracteurs. S’il est difficile à réfuter, c’est aussi qu’il est rarement défini clairement, et met de côté les nombreux paramètres sociaux et politiques qui ont toujours entouré l’évolution… [lire la suite] https://ieet.org/images/uploads/20170604183336_1m1s-860x300.jpg

"The Elites Are Privately Warning About a Crash"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"Revealed: The Date When the Liquidity Starts Drying Up"* by Brian Maher "We heaved up evidence last Wednesday that foreign central banks could be the true source of liquidity floating stocks to record heights. While the Federal Reserve is goosing rates and preparing to tuck into its $4.5 trillion balance sheet... Foreign central banks have flooded markets with a record $1.5 trillion of liquidity so far this year. Bank of America terms it a “supernova of liquidity”… and the “flow that conquers all.” But if stocks have risen on the cresting waters, atop the “flow that conquers all,... more »

Rebels shell Russian Embassy in retaliation of deadly airstrikes

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8: 45 A.M.) – Rebel fighters in rural Damascus have launched a rocket attack late this night in response to fierce airstrikes conducted yesterday by Russian fighter jets against their positions. The attack, which was unexpectedly carried out after midnight, hit the Russian Embassy in al-Mazra’a district as well as al-Abasyeen square. No […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIL’s reign over central Syria grows smaller by the day: map

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 A.M.) – The Islamic State’s (ISIL) two year long reign over central Syria is quickly coming to an end, as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) closes-in on the terrorist group’s desert salient in the Hama and Homs governorates. Led by the Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army has managed to liberate hundreds […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Video Of The Attack In Jordan That Killed Three Green Berets Has Been Leaked (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*SOFREP:* *Eagle Down: The murder of three Green Berets, the video Jordan doesn’t want you to see.* On November 4th 2016 Green Berets Matthew Lewellen, Kevin McEnroe, and James Moriarty assigned to 5th Special Forces Group based out of Ft. Campbell, KY approached the Prince Faisal Airbase in Jordan in their vehicle along with one Jordanian military officer. They were assigned the IA mission, meaning inter-agency, as a part of the CIA’s Timber Sycamore covert operation to train and arm so-called moderate Syrian rebels. At the gate there was an exchange of gunfire which Jordanian au... more »

Ron Paul: Trump Should Veto Congress’ Foolish New Sanctions Bill

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Ron Paul: Trump Should Veto Congress’ Foolish New Sanctions Bill by ron paul, http://ronpaulinstitute.org/ 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 […]

Maxine Waters panics as Tucker Carlson continues to expose her wealthy LA lifestyle (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 23 hours ago
Maxine Waters threw stones from within a $4.5 million glass house. The post Maxine Waters panics as Tucker Carlson continues to expose her wealthy LA lifestyle (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Israel to replace metal detectors in Jerusalem with less obtrusive surveillance https://t.co/fKMSvgXy3m — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 24, 2017 @NHKWORLD_News reporting very unusual & prolonged #DPRK submarine activity in Sea of Japan. pic.twitter.com/dBbJb1y4MM — Tom O'Sullivan (@MathyosAdvisory) July 24, 2017 Mattis bristles at Pentagon wasting $28 million on Afghan uniforms: https://t.co/V1wFgmvy9t pic.twitter.com/ibHLAxbQgs — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 24, 2017 20 standout photos last week https://t.co/hWCj2VU2Fs @AmmarAwad7 @rschemidt @jbarreto1974 @VictoriaJonesP... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 23 hours ago

Is Venezuela On The Brink Of Civil War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Max Brooks, The Hill*: *Could Venezuela be on the brink of a civil war as bloody as Syria?* We Americans are really good at getting sucker-punched. From Pearl Harbor to Sputnik to 9/11 and the Syrian civil war, we constantly ask ourselves, “Hey, how’d that happen, and why didn’t we prepare for it?” Well, a new fist is hurtling out of the not-too-distant future. It's the Venezuelan civil war. Recently, a stolen police helicopter attacked the Venezuelan Supreme Court with grenades and automatic weapons. While no one was hurt, the incident should serve as a wake-up call for the ent... more »

Next century outrage: Plastic

Juliet Samuel at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 1 day ago
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Is pay transparency in the public interest?

Charlotte Pickles at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 1 day ago
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Next century outrage: The emphasis we place on marriage

Henry Olsen at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 1 day ago
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I’m Peter, I am not a newsaholic

Peter Franklin at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 1 day ago
The post I’m Peter, I am not a newsaholic appeared first on UnHerd.

Next century outrage: Daycare

Chris Bullivant at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 1 day ago
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Next century outrage: Introducing a blog feature

Chris Bullivant at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 1 day ago
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Next century outrage: Our disapproval of the naked female body

Victoria Bateman at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 1 day ago
The post Next century outrage: Our disapproval of the naked female body appeared first on UnHerd.

Next century outrage: secularism

Katie Harrison at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 1 day ago
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Forgive our slightly skimpy appearance

Tim Montgomerie at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 1 day ago
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Introducing UnHerd

Tim Montgomerie at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 1 day ago
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The Unrest In Venezuela Continues To Grow

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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”

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 day ago
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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 »

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