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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.

Thursday, July 27, 2017

27 July - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:43 pm MDT

Honduras: UFO Sightings On The Rise

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 13 hours ago
*Source: Planeta UFO (Argentina) and La Gente (Honduras)http://www.radiolaprimerisima.com/noticias/resumen/225543/incrementa-el-avistamiento-de-ovnis-en-hondurasDate: 07.16.2017* *Honduras: UFO Sightings On The Rise* Tegucigalpa, Honduras -- Her sleep was disturbed by the parrot squawking at that time of the morning. Upon stepping out to the yard, she found the bird staring skyward and her amazement was indescribable as she witnessed a luminous object moving beside the sun. The object descended and its surroundings acquired an aqua-green intensity before it sped off to the nort... more »

TPPF's Vance Ginn to testify on passing a conservative spending limit

Content Multimedia - 13 hours ago
By Vance Ginn Today, Dr. Vance Ginn, economist with the Center for Fiscal Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation, will testify before the House Appropriations Committee, specifically on HJR 1 and HB 208 relating to the state’s limitation on the rate of growth of appropriations.

A Matter of Priorities: San Marcos' $55,000 Mermaid Statutes

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

TPPF cheers Senate passage of spending limit reform

Content Multimedia - 13 hours ago
By Vance Ginn Today, the Texas Senate passed SB 9 that would change the statute limiting the rate of growth of appropriations to cover more of the budget, base the growth rate on population and inflation calculated with the average of past and projected data, and raise the threshold to exceed the limit to a three-fifths supermajority. The Foundation’s economist Dr. Vance Ginn made the following statement:

State Regulation Of Cities Does Not Illegitimately Infringe On "Local Control"

Content Multimedia - 13 hours ago
By Thomas Lindsay In sum, the battle between state authority and local control comes down to the choice between government regulation and individual liberty. Some cities in Texas, and not only in Texas, would preempt state authority in order to increase their power to regulate the lives of their citizens. When such regulation violates individual liberty, it is not only the right but the duty of state leadership to intervene on behalf of liberty.

Boy no wonder Donald Trump loves Fox News.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 13 hours ago
"One of the things that has been lost in the politics of this situation is that the Russians collected and spread negative information..... — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2017 ...about then candidate Trump." Catherine Herridge @FoxNews. So why doesn't Fake News report this? Witch Hunt! Purposely phony reporting. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 27, 2017 Yeah, the reason that other news outlets are not reporting this is because IT DID NOT HAPPEN! There is a reason that MSNBC is kicking Fox's ass, and it is sycophantic bullshit like this. The facts are the V... more »

The super-tiny objects that are really fundamental

Johannes van Leunen at Science 2.0 - Physical Sciences - 13 hours ago
Since more than two centuries physics knows two categories of super-tiny objects that instruments cannot observe separately, but that obviously occur in huge quantities. If these super-tiny objects form coherent sets, then these sets constitute the objects that we currently consider as fundamental to quantum physics. read more

Human Rights Watch: 'Iraqi Troops Executed Dozens of Prisoners in Mosul'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Several bodies of alleged ISIS fighters in the foreground, near the Tigris River in Mosul’s Old City executed by Iraqi soldiers identified as from the army’s 16th Division. © 2017 Private *Reuters*: *U.S.-trained Iraqi army unit committed war crimes in Mosul: HRW* ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - A U.S.-trained Iraqi army division allegedly executed several dozen men in the final throes of the battle against Islamic State militants in Mosul's Old City, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday. The watchdog urged the U.S. government to suspend all support for the 16th Division of the Iraqi army ... more »

GOP Lawmakers Block Popular Bill To Allow Medical Marijuana For Veterans

Aaron at Activist Post - 13 hours ago
By Aaron Kesel Yesterday, Republican lawmakers blocked a bipartisan proposal designed to allow Veterans Affairs doctors to recommend medical marijuana as a substitute to big... more »

Trump Bans “Transgenders” From Military

Dave Bohon at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: trump-bans-transgenders-from-military] Reversing a move made by the Obama administration, President Donald Trump announced July 26 that “transgender” individuals will be banned from serving in the U.S. military.

Report from Korea on 'No THAAD' Delegation from U.S.

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
A four-person US peace delegation is now wrapping up their trip to South Korea. The event was organized by the U.S. Task Force to Stop THAAD in Korea which I am proudly a part of. (Delegation includes Medea Benjamin from Code Pink; Jill Stein of the Green Party; Will Griffin of Veterans for Peace & Global Network; and Reece Chenault of U.S. Labor Against War.) In the photo they are holding the 2017 Global Network poster for Keep Space for Peace Week that this year has a No THAAD in South Korea theme. In the front row on the left is Buddhist Won Rev. Seonghye Kim who serves as Co... more »

"Codes of the Underworld"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Codes of the Underworld"* by The Zman "One of the many concepts that has entered the mainstream from the Dissident Right is signalling. It’s first appearance came as criticism of social justice warriors, who were signalling their virtue by opposing someone or some thing, real or imagined. Virtue signalling is not new. It has probably been a part of human society since people began to settle into agricultural communities. Scipio Africanus, the great Roman general, who defeated Hannibal at Zama, was also famous for his virtue signalling. These days, you will hear guys on the alt-ri... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Britain Plans To Send Its Newest Aircraft Carrier To The South China Sea Next Year

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
A British warship will sail through the South China Sea next year, Defence Minister Michael Fallon said. Reuters/Russell Cheyne *The Guardian*: *Britain's new aircraft carriers to test Beijing in South China Sea* *UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson commits ‘colossal’ carriers to embarking on freedom of navigation exercises in pointed remarks* Boris Johnson has committed the UK’s two brand new aircraft carriers to freedom of navigation exercises in the fiercely contested waters of the South China Sea. In a pointed declaration aimed squarely at China, whose island-building and mil... more »

US Pacific Fleet Commander: Will Launch A Nuclear Strike On China If President Trump Ordered Me To

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Hypothetically speaking, U.S. Admiral says ready for nuclear strike on China if Trump so ordered* MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The U.S. Pacific Fleet commander, addressing a security conference in Australia, said in answer to a question on Thursday that he would be prepared to launch a nuclear strike on China if President Donald Trump so ordered. The fleet spokesman later said the question was asked as an "outrageous hypothetical". Admiral Scott Swift was speaking at the Australian National University in Canberra when he was asked whether he would be prepared to launch a nuc... more »

Post Mosul Liberation Day 16 Jul 26 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
UN installing power transformer in east Mosul to deliver electricity to neighborhoods (UNDP) Iraqi army clearing rubble from a road in east Mosul (Baghdad Post) Corpses washed up along the bank of the Tigris in west Mosul (Middle East Eye) Several dead bodies showed up in West Mosul, but they were all Islamic State members. Three corpses were discovered shot in the head and handcuffed under one of the destroyed bridges across the Tigris River. There have been reportsof other corpses turning up, blindfolded, showing signs of torture, and execution. An army major told Middle East E... more »

Study finds harmful contaminants found in Florida drinking water

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 14 hours ago
A report by the EWG released yesterday found that water across the state of Florida contains harmful contaminants that can cause cancer, developmental issues in kids, complications in pregnancy and other health issues. For many of us who are concerned about the environment, we have long suspected this. “’There are chemicals that have been linked

We should all know these 7 things about our blood type

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 14 hours ago
(Editor’s Note: We are so excited to share this story with you. If you don’t know your blood type, you need to as soon as possible. If you do, read on and share with your friends and family!) Humans have four blood type categories, each blood type tells a story of an individual’s ancestry, what

Cat no one would touch is so grateful someone finally hugged him

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 14 hours ago
According to the Dodo: “Everything about Valentino suggested people not give him the one thing he needed more than anything: human contact. The cat’s hardened fur was riddled with grime. He suffered from sarcoptic mange, a condition that’s highly contagious to both cats and humans. His eyes were so caked and swollen, they were sealed shut.

Take this quick brain break and watch your whole day change!

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 14 hours ago
We all need times during the day when we can walk away from our desks, kids, whatever we are doing, and take a deep breath. In our global, non-stop economy we’ve become more sedentary, stressed and unhealthy. RELATED ARTICLE: Sitting Too Much Ages You by 8 Years So, take a minute to check this out,

The US’ Anti-Nicaragua Sanctions Are Supposed to Spark A Hybrid War Against China

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 14 hours ago
The US is on a sanctions spree against North Korea, Iran and Russia, but lost in the middle of this escalating asymmetrical global drama is Nicaragua. The post The US’ Anti-Nicaragua Sanctions Are Supposed to Spark A Hybrid War Against China appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Putin on sanctions: “It is impossible to tolerate arrogance toward our country forever”

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 14 hours ago
Only Donald Trump stands between the US Congress and global opposition to new sanctions. The post Putin on sanctions: “It is impossible to tolerate arrogance toward our country forever” appeared first on The Duran.

Hillary Clinton’s new book, “What Happened” will blame her election loss on Russia and Comey (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 14 hours ago
She has a new book on the way. The post Hillary Clinton’s new book, “What Happened” will blame her election loss on Russia and Comey (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Wasserman-Schultz’s IT golden boy, now under arrest, will retain lawyer with ties to Clinton family

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 14 hours ago
Awan has decided to hire a lawyer with longstanding connections to the Clinton family for legal help. The post Wasserman-Schultz’s IT golden boy, now under arrest, will retain lawyer with ties to Clinton family appeared first on The Duran.

Beijing blasts CIA Director for calling China number one threat to US

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 14 hours ago
China affirms that unlike the US, its plans for economic and commercial growth do not involve infringing on the sovereignty of other states. The post Beijing blasts CIA Director for calling China number one threat to US appeared first on The Duran.

World News Briefs -- July 27, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Putin signs Syria base deal, cementing Russia's presence there for half a century* MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin has signed a law ratifying a deal with the Syrian government allowing Russia to keep its air base in Syria for almost half a century, official documents show. The original deal, signed in Damascus in January, sets out the terms under which Russia can use its Hmeymim air base in Latakia Province which it has used to carry out air strikes against forces opposing President Bashar al-Assad. Putin approved the agreement on Wednesday, after the two ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 27, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A leading concept for the future battlefield has machines do the fighting, with human troops conducting special operations and civil affairs. (1st Lt. Jason Uhlig) *Todd South, Military Times:* *Warfighters will be machines in concept of future battlefield* The future battlefield will likely contain autonomous robots, lasers and countless drones but beyond the equipment that grabs everyone’s attention at least one military leader says a framework for how to fight in that new arena is what’s most important. Gen. David Perkins, commander of the Army’s Training and Doctrine Command, ... more »

New column day

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 15 hours ago
Here, on why we should be skeptical of Donald Trump's NAFTA demands - and why it should be willing to walk away from the table if it's not possible to push for dramatic improvements to what's being offered. For further reading: - The U.S.' list of negotiating objectives is here (PDF). Canada's is apparently nonexistent. - Again, Scott Sinclair, Stuart Trew and Hadrian Mertins-Kirkwood have examined the U.S.' demands. Pierre Laliberte and Sinclair have analyzed how little Canada stands to gain from maintaining NAFTA even in its current form as compared to multilateral trade rules. - S... more »

VIDEO: Cop Blows a Fuse, Gets YouTube Famous for Attacking Free Speech

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: Free speech]Allentown, PA officers get owned by two cop watchers who attacked them for practicing their constitutionally protected free speech to film in public.

Thursday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 15 hours ago
This and that for your Thursday reading. - Dennis Howlett writes that a properly designed and fair tax system can reduce inequality both by ensuring support for the people with the least, and ensuring that the people capable of contributing the most actually do so: We need to tackle inequality at both ends of the income scale. Everyone, even the rich, benefits from a more equal society with better population health, reduced crime, better educational and employment opportunities, and a more vigorous economy. Recent progressive income tax reforms can only do so much. That’s because ... more »

The Atlantic Council: Experts on the Front Line of Disinformation

Bryan MacDonald at - 15 hours ago
[image: undefined] NATO's academic wing has been warning about disinformation for years. And it's no wonder when its staff and contributors are so well-versed in the practice themselves. The Atlantic Council is an organization dedicated to discussion between people who hate Russia and folk who really, really hate Russia. Thus, amid the current hysteria, it’s Christmas every day for its assorted staff and “fellows” or, to use a more accurate term, "lobbyists." For the uninitiated, it’s difficult to explain what exactly the Atlantic Council does. Essentially, the club exists to influ... more »

Leading Psychiatry group give its members permission to publicly say that Donald Trump is a crazy person. Because...well Donald Trump is a crazy person.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
Courtesy of Yahoo News: *A leading psychiatry group has told its members they should not feel bound by a longstanding rule against commenting publicly on the mental state of public figures — even the president. * *The statement, an email this month from the executive committee of the American Psychoanalytic Association to its 3,500 members, represents the first significant crack in the profession’s decades-old united front aimed at preventing experts from discussing the psychiatric aspects of politicians’ behavior. It will likely make many of its members feel more comfortable sp... more »

USS Fitzgerald Was Likely At Fault in Collision with ACX Crystal

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
*The temporary patch on the Fitzgerald's hull, top (Navy) * *Maritime Executive* American defense officials said Friday that initial findings indicate that the destroyer USS Fitzgerald was likely at fault in her collision with the container ship ACX Crystal on June 17. *Defense officials told CNN and Reuters that the early results of the investigation show that the Fitzgerald was at fault, and that a loss of situational awareness was a primary factor in the collision.* “*There was not a lot that went right leading up to the crash.* There were a string of errors, but they did a ... more »

USING OUR WORDS: Wisely declining to "call lies 'lies!'"

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JULY 27, 2017Part 4—Tales of tribal prejudgment:* We noticed an intriguing contretemps of a type in today's New York Times. Atop hard-copy page A20, our eyes fell upon Linda Qiu's latest FACT CHECK. We spotted a disagreement of sorts between Qiu's first paragraph and the headline which topped her piece: QIU (7/27/17): *7 Falsehoods at 3 Events In 1 Day* In just a few hours on Tuesday, President Trump made *seven misleading statements:* about Middle East politics, during a joint news conference with Prime Minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon; about veterans affairs reforms, ... more »

Pentagon on Alert as Russia Preps for Huge Military Exercise

Sandra Erwin at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Sandra Erwin* *Security, Europe* Should NATO be worried? The investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. election is consuming the White House and gripping official Washington. The Pentagon, meanwhile, is turning its attention to Russia’s increasing military might. Defense and military experts from around the world will be anxiously watching a war rehearsal in mid-September in Belarus, where Russia is expected to mobilize nearly 100,000 troops and showcase some newly developed shiny objects. Analysts say the exercise, known as Zapad, is poised to be Russia’s larges... more »

Here’s When The Army Will Finally Field Its New Modular Handgun System

Jared Keller, Task and Purpose at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Jared Keller, Task and Purpose* *Security, North America* The army will officially field Sig Sauer’s P320 to soldiers downrange in November. After a seeming eternity of waiting, the Army will officially field Sig Sauer’s P320 to soldiers downrange in November, the branch announced on July 21, a proclamation that signals the end of the turbulent six-year-long Modular Handgun System program. As previously announced in May, soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, will receive the branch’s first 2,000 Sig Sauer P320 sidearms as the XM17, replacing the ... more »

'Hitler's Zipper': Why Nazi Germany's MG 42 Was a Real Killer

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Europe* The MG 42’s ominous and terrifying “ripping cloth report” announced to all the presence of the best machine gun available. The MG 42, possibly the best machine gun ever created, originated as a replacement for the German Army’s standard machine gun, the MG 34, which first came into service in 1936. Designed by Louis Stange of the Rheinmetall-Borsig AG (referred to simply as Rheinmetall) located at Sommerda, the MG 34, at the start of World War II, was the Third Reich’s preferred general purpose machine gun (GPMG) and was intended to rep... more »

Police Brag About Taking Money from a Homeless Man, Facebook Proceeds to Own Them

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: homeless]Police in Wyoming arrested a homeless man for being drunk in public. Then they took his money and bragged about it in a Facebook post.

UN Wants Artificial Intelligence to Advance Agenda 2030

Alex Newman at rss - 16 hours ago
[image: un-seeking-artificial-intelligence-to-advance-global-agenda] Imagine a world where supercomputers programmed by totalitarian technocrats make virtually every important decision for you, in addition to manipulating you at every turn. Such a dystopian future for the world may not be that far off — at least if humanity continues on its current course. And the technocrats behind the plan barely even bother to conceal their agenda at this point. The United Nations is now openly plotting with Big Business and Big Government to exploit Artificial Intelligence (AI) to further its ... more »

Geo-Engineering: Sucking up Carbon & Dimming the Sun to Cool Planet

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*Interesting article from the CBC. (quotes from cbc article in red)* *Greg@ **Goon Squad will like this :)* *" Scientists are sucking carbon dioxide from the air with giant fans and preparing to release chemicals from a balloon to dim the sun's rays as part of a climate engineering push to cool the planet."* *What is wrong this the above statement? * *First of all the carbon/heating theory doesn't work. It doesn't jibe.* *Second... I thought the sun had nothing to do with AGW?* *At least that's what carbon cult adherents have suggested. * *The very name of this PSYOP Anthropogenic Glo... more »

"Total Government And Personal Debt In The U.S. Has Hit 41 Trillion Dollars ($329,961.34 Per Household)"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*"Total Government And Personal Debt In The U.S. * *Has Hit 41 Trillion Dollars **($329,961.34 Per Household)"* by Michael Snyder "We are living in the greatest debt bubble in the history of the world. In 1980, total government and personal debt in the United States was just over the 3 trillion dollar mark, but today it has surpassed 41 trillion dollars. That means that it has increased by almost 14 times since Ronald Reagan was first elected president. I am searching for words to describe how completely and utterly insane this is, but I am coming up empty. We are slowly but surely ... more »

"I'm Not Dumb..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago

The Economy: "Our Doom Index Is Heating Up…"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
*"Our Doom Index Is Heating Up…"* by Bill Bonner "The Dow Jones rose another 100 points yesterday. Can anything stop this bull market? At least we know the answer to that question: Yes. When? Longtime Diary sufferers know better than to trust our market timing advice. So rather than rely on our instincts, the Bonner & Partners research department has developed a Doom Index to guide us. What is it saying now? Mixed bag For an update, we turn to our ace analyst in the back room, Joe Withrow. But first, a bit of background… The Doom Index is made up of 11 indicators: *1.* Bank loan g... more »

An ATLAS 240 GeV Higgs-Like Fluctuation Meets Predictions From Independent Researcher

Tommaso Dorigo at Science 2.0 blogs - 16 hours ago
A new analysis by the ATLAS collaboration, based of the data collected in 13 TeV proton-proton collisions delivered by the LHC in 2016, finds an excess of X-->4 lepton events at a mass of 240 GeV, with a local significance of 3.6 standard deviations. The search, which targeted objects of similar phenomenology to the 125 GeV Higgs boson discovered in 2012, is published in ATLAS CONF-2017-058. Besides the 240 GeV excess, another one at 700 GeV is found, with the same statistical significance. read more

REINCE PRIEBUS IS YET ANOTHER SUBORDINATE TOUGH-GUY TRUMP CAN'T BRING HIMSELF TO FIRE

Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
I'm starting to understand why President Trump won't fire Jeff Sessions -- Senate Republicans' threat not to consider a replacement this year might be sincere, though I'm sure they'd ultimately rubber-stamp one. But why can't the president fire Reince Priebus? There's no chance that a constitutional crisis would ensue. And the president clearly has a favorite for the job, even though he just gave that favorite another job: Anthony Scaramucci, who's already rumored to be Priebus's likely successor. Instead, we get Scaramucci publicly trying to motivate Priebus to quit, because -- aga... more »

U.S. Multi-Million-Dollar Anti-Missile Defense Test Failed Due To A Sailor's Error

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics*: *Oops! Multi-Million-Dollar Missile Test Failed Because a Sailor Pushed the Wrong Button* *The test of the new ballistic missile interceptor last month met up with human error.* Last month an expensive test of a system designed to shoot down North Korean ballistic missiles failed. Now we know that failure was because of human error, according to a report by the U.S. Missile Defense Agency. The test was the second involving the latest version of the SM-3 interceptor, a key platform in America's missile defenses. It took place off the coast of Ha... more »

Pilots Get A 'Front Row Seat' To A Chinese Missile Test

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Van Heijst's freighter aircraft was flying at over 32,000 feet when the missile blasted past overhead *Daily Mail:* *'And if you look to your right you'll see a Chinese anti-ballistic missile coming towards us': Stunned pilot photographs launch of hypersonic weapon which then flies right over his plane* * Dutch Pilot Christiaan van Heijst is known for the stunning images he takes from air freighter cockpits * He was flying from Hong Kong to Baku in Azerbaijan when he captured the launch of the missile * It took off from a restricted area to the north of his flight path and created ... more »

A Deal She Can't Refuse

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Sarah Kliff is reporting at Vox.com that Donald Trump is threatening to make life difficult for all Alaskans unless Senator Lisa Murkowski drops her opposition to Trumpcare: Wednesday afternoon, Alaska’s two Republican senators got surprising phone calls from Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke insinuating that the Trump administration would punish the state should Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) continue to oppose Obamacare repeal efforts. Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-AK) told the Alaska Dispatch News about the discussion: "I'm not going to go into the details, but I fear that the strong economic ... more »

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Dramatic photos show how huge wildfires are ravaging France, forcing 10,000 people from their homes EU Gives Poland One Month Ultimatum, Threatens With "Article 7 Procedure" Bolivia's President Declares "Total Independence" From World Bank And IMF Wasserman-Schultz IT Aide Arrested While Attempting To Flee Country, Charged With Bank Fraud Snopes Faces and Uphill Legal Battle Sperm counts of Western men plummeting, analysis finds Bicycles Tires that Never Need Air video. A Chinese energy company is building 100 solar farms shaped like panda bears Your Roomba Is... more »

The Pentagon Is Actively Poisoning Americans Across The US And It’s 100% ‘Legal’

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: pentagon]There are 61 active military sites in the US that are used to burn hazardous explosives, making the Pentagon the largest source of pollution in the country.

WATCH: Jail Guard Pretends He’s a Cop, Holds Innocent People at Gunpoint, Cops Arrive, Arrest the Victim

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: cop]Two ATV riders were held at gunpoint and forced off of their ATVs after a corrections officer accused them of going too fast down his gravel road.

Trump Declares War-- On Transgender Men And Women Serving In The U.S. Armed Forces

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Yesterday, the *Wall Street Journal* reported that the above early morning Trumpanzee Adderall-fueled tweet storm was the first time officials in the Pentagon heard of the Regime's bigoted-- and probably unconstitutional-- transgender service ban. Philip Bump, immediately writing for the *Washington Post,* reminded his readers that Trump’s argument against transgender soldiers echoes one used against gays, women and blacks The question of costs-- presumably referring to procedures like gender reassignment surgery-- was addressed in a Rand report that estimated a 0.04- to 0.13-per... more »

Every Tree in the Forest Will Fall

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 16 hours ago
We are at a point where we can sink the entire Trump- Russiagate fraud on both sides of the Atlantic, and shift the strategic dynamic from the defensive to the offensive, Helga Zepp-LaRouche asserted today. That offensive means burying Wall Street and the City of London's murderous speculative system, and bringing the United States and Europe into full cooperation with the China-Russia Belt and Road Initiative. The explosive revelations which can be used to sink the Russia-gate farce, have been provided in the open memo sent to President Trump by the Veteran Intelligence Professio... more »

Thursday: Tales of Future and Past + Linkfest

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
*The local election of 1935, the first in Taiwan. Here banners decorate the streets of Taichung.* Typhoon to make landfall on Saturday, so weather will deteriorate on Friday. Stay safe, dear readers..... Where did the nation's farmland go? This week the government said it has gone to factories: more than 52,000 illegal factories squat on farmland, according to one survey prepared because the government is going to rezone the nation's land. A council survey found about 13,000 hectares of farmland have been appropriated by illegal factories, Department of Planning Director-General ... more »

Swedish Government Facing Confidence Vote Over Massive Data Leak Of Its Citizens

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
The Swedish prime minister said he did not want to spark a political crisis *The Independent:* *Sweden leaks details of almost all of its citizens in move that could bring down the government* The leak happened in 2015, but only emerged last week. Sweden appears to have accidentally leaked the details of almost all of its citizens. And now it's getting worse. The brewing scandal – based around a leak that actually happened in 2015 but only emerged last week – could see prominent members of Sweden's government removed from their post. The leak allowed unvetted IT workers in other c... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*President Trump Donates His Quarterly Salary to the Department of Education* Speaking from the White House briefing room Wednesday, Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee-Sanders announced President Trump has donated his quarterly salary of $100,000 to the Department of Education. "Secretary DeVos, it is my pleasure to present a check on behalf of the President of the United States of $100,000 to the Department of Education," she said. After making the announcement Sanders handed a check to Education Secretary Betsey DeVos, who said the funds will go toward hosting a academic STEM ... more »

In pictures: ISIS smokes Kurdish-led forces in Raqqa with missile attack

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:15 P.M.) – The ISIS terrorist group has released pictures of one of its anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) teams in Raqqa city attacking a small gathering of troops belonging to the US-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). As the photos show, the jihadist ATGM team – operating from within a building – employs […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Jewish activist attacked by Israeli colonists in West Bank

Al-Masdar News at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 P.M.) – Well-known Jewish American activist Ariel Gold was verbally and physically assaulted by a female Israeli settler in the West Bank city of Hebron yesterday whilst she was walking towards a bus station. During the event, Gold pulled out her phone and filmed the incident on ‘Facebook Live’ in the hope […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Hezbollah releases last battle footage of Arsal

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:35 P.M.) – Hezbollah’s official media wing released video footage on Wednesday of their forces storming Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s last positions in the ‘Arsal Barrens of the Beqa’a Governorate. The Lebanese organization’s attack would prove successful, as Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham was forced to sue for peace yesterday. With the Lebanese Army and Hezbollah […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Elite Syrian Army formation arrives in east Damascus as battle for key suburbs is restarted

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has, after a several day hiatus, resumed its offensive in eastern Damascus which aimed at liberating the suburbs of Jobar and Ayn Tarma. For the SAA, the entire dynamics of the Jobar operation have just changed with the arrival of the 42nd Brigade of the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Syrian Army captures new town in northeast Homs

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their advance in the northeastern countryside of the Homs Governorate, Thursday, targeting the Islamic State’s (ISIL) last positions near the town of Jubab Hamad. Backed by Russian airstrikes, the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Corps and 11th Tank Division stormed the town of Dhab’at Al-Mala […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO (Graphic, 18 +): Syrian Army kills three ISIS infiltrators near Ethiryah

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:55 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has prevented an infiltration attempt by three ISIS fighters near the Zakiyah road junction, to the east of the town of Ethriyah. According to SAA sources, the three ISIS fighters were on a sabotage mission which involved the planting of improvised explosive devices (IEDs) near […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

New White House Communications Director Who Vowed To Stop Leakers Is Now Being Targeted By Leakers

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*New York Times:* *Scaramucci Calls for Inquiry After ‘Leak’ of Financial Form* WASHINGTON — In the five days since he was named White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci has vowed to hunt down leakers and fire anyone he catches. By the end of his fifth day, he was on the receiving end of what he called a leak about himself. The financial disclosure form that Mr. Scaramucci filed with the government appeared on Politico’s website on Wednesday night, showing that he has assets worth as much as $85 million. He made $5 million in salary and another $4.9 million from hi... more »

China Developing A Long-Range Strategic Bomber

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Andreas Rupprecht, RCD/Jamestown Foundation:* *The PLA Air Force’s “Silver-Bullet” Bomber Force* Although China is widely seen in the West as a major future opponent and rival in terms of global economics and political influence, its current force structure and its evolving joint operational doctrine is still largely consistent with a defensive orientation (Defense White Paper, May 25, 2015). However, China’s rising ambitions have led to dramatic reforms in recent years, which mean for the first time in its history, the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) will shift its fo... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*The truth about Greenland* We have all heard about the record-breaking ice mass balance and cold temperature reading of -33°C recently set in Greenland — the Arctic island that is supposedly the canary in the climate coal mine. It turns out that things up there are colder than we may be led to believe and that the alleged warming there is fiction. The Swiss online Baseler Zeitung (BAZ) here reports: “In Greenland July this year has been the coldest ever. That has left climate catastrophists struggling to explain it.” Citing the Danish Meteorological Institute, the BAZ comments t... more »

Looking to avoid a bad lab? A new site wants to help

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 17 hours ago
We’ve all heard horror stories of lab disputes that can quickly spin out of control. (Such as a graduate student obtaining a restraining order against his supervisor, which we covered earlier this year for Science.) Naturally, prospective students want to do their homework before committing to a particular laboratory or supervisor. A new website, QCist, […] The post Looking to avoid a bad lab? A new site wants to help appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Frank Lloyd Wright | HOW TO SEE Davidson Little Farms Unit

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 17 hours ago
More from Manhattan’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s’s important ‘Unpacking the Archives’ exhibition, unpacking the 150 years of archives of architect Frank Lloyd – this video (part of a series) unpacking yet another delightful artefact. . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

Okay I think we can all agree, the Girl Scouts are pretty awesome.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
Courtesy of CNN Money: *The organization on Tuesday announced it is adding 23 new badges related to science, technology, engineering, math and the outdoors. * *Girl Scouts can now earn badges through activities like programming robots, designing model race cars, writing code and going on environmentally conscious camping trips. * *The Girl Scouts of the USA, founded in 1912, has created badges with the help of organizations like Code.org, SciStarter, GoldieBlox and the Society of Women Engineers.* *The new experiences are meant to address "the lack of exposure many girls have to... more »

Cashless Society - When Push Comes to Shove, Visa is Right There

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 17 hours ago
Throughout the history of this blog, I have written several postings on the concept of a cashless society and the forces behind this move. A recent move by one of the big players in the field suggests that Corporate America is willing to financially reward merchants for making moves toward global digital payments. Here's the press release dated July 12, 2017: Here is a screen capture from the United States Visa website, announcing "The Visa Cashless Challenge": In its drive to rid the world of those dirty fiat currency notes, Visa's Cashless Challenge will see the company awardi... more »

CIA Analyst: China Poses a Greater Threat than Russia

Bill Gertz at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Bill Gertz* *Security, Asia* From the CIA’s point of view, China is undermining the US-led international order. A senior CIA analyst has offered a rare public glimpse into American intelligence analysis of China. Michael Collins, deputy assistant director and head of the agency’s East Asia mission center, believes more attention should be focused on China and that recent public angst about Russia is distracting America from the threat posed by China. “There’s been a lot of talk about Russia as a competitor, a country that sees the liberal international order as something they d... more »

Our creator is a modular designer

Johannes van Leunen at Science 2.0 - Physical Sciences - 18 hours ago
If you look around, then (nearly) all discrete objects are modules or modular systems. Via experiments, we know that a set of elementary modules exist that together constitute all other modules and the modular systems. Physics calls these elementary modules elementary particles. These objects appear to be point-like and at the same time, they can behave as waves. So many scientists consider them as wave packages. That is not a correct interpretation because when they move wave packages disperse and elementary particles do not disperse. However, another explanation exists that allows ... more »

Mercedes Lead The Field In Electric Cars!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Joe Public Mercedes’ new battery powered car!

Revealed: Government’s electric car revolution could cost more than £200bn

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 18 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From the Telegraph: Plans to end the sale of all diesel and petrol cars by 2040 started to unravel today as it emerged 10,000 wind turbines or 10 nuclear power stations would need to be built to power their electric replacements. National Grid, which manages the UK’s power […]

If there is any wish that unifies us all, this might be it.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 18 hours ago
The new cover of @RollingStone. pic.twitter.com/1aWLpBe3Rt — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) July 26, 2017 Just imagine. The guy is almost as cool as Barack Obama, without having that extra pigment which seemed to drive the racists nuts. Young, liberal, good looking, and smart. And what do we get? Life's not fair.

Is Brain a Digital Computer?

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 19 hours ago
John R. Searle, an effective critic of the materialist and dualist theories of the mind, conclusively refutes the idea of brain being a digital computer with his famous “Chinese Room” argument. But I think he offers stronger arguments on this subject in his paper, “Is the Brain a Digital Computer?” According to the computer model of the mind, the mind is to the brain what a program is to hardware. This model argues that the human beings have a computational system in which the mind is the program and the brain is the hardware. Here’s the logical structure of the argument that Sear... more »

When Schools Become Health Clinics To Meet Special Ed Demands

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
By Anne Dachel How long can people keep pretending that nothing is wrong with the health of our children? Every day I find more stories of the end of childhood as we know it. Here are some recent examples. July...

Get The Inside Scoop on "Your Special Education Rights": New From Skyhorse Publishing

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
Just a quick note about a book that's coming out from Skyhorse Publishing called "Your Special Education Rights: What Your School District Isn't Telling You. Written by CT attorney/advocate team Jen Laviano and Julie Swanson, this book provides an insider...

Pinker on the AI alarmism, Pandora, and alpha males

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
One year ago, Steve Pinker recorded this insightful 2-minute-long video about the AI fearmongers for Big Think: Pinker is one of the great thinkers who is deeply underappreciated and this fact and similar facts immensely frustrate me. When an intellectually average man, Elon Musk, offers his childish and utterly stupid perspective on the future of technology and its interactions with the mankind, millions of people praise him and parrot him. When a world's top thinker about these matters clarifies what's actually going on and what are the causal relationships, he only attracts 40,... more »

Senator from bankrupt Connecticut earmarks $500 mil for Ukrainian Nazi medical care

Ricky Twisdale at The Duran - 20 hours ago
Richard Blumenthal supports half a billion dollars for Ukrainian extremists, while US troops and his own state struggle to pay their bills The post Senator from bankrupt Connecticut earmarks $500 mil for Ukrainian Nazi medical care appeared first on The Duran.

Syrian Army on the verge of entering northern Deir Ezzor for first time in years

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army is on the verge entering the northern countryside of the Deir Ezzor Governorate for the first time in years after their recent advances in southeast Al-Raqqa. Led by their elite Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army has plowed through the Islamic State’s (ISIL) main line of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

All barriers removed from Al-Aqsa Mosque: Israeli police

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:10 A.M.) – Minutes ago, the Israeli authorities announced that all barriers and security measures have been removed from the Al-Aqsa Mosque in east Jerusalem after more than a week of turmoil. Israeli police blocked the entrance to the Al-Aqsa Mosque last week after three Palestinians carried out an attack near the holy […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Battle for Arsal ends after jihadists surrender area to Lebanese Army, Hezbollah

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:15 A.M.) – Hezbollah has announced a ceasefire in the ‘Arsal Barrens after a successful operation that resulted in the capture of almost the entire area. Effective at 6 A.M. (Beirut Time), the ceasefire was implemented all around the Arsal Barrens, with the jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham preparing to depart for […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In Pictures: Elite Syrian Army troops deployed for northeast Damascus battle

DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:10 A.M.) – The Syrian Army has deployed one of its elite and highly-trained brigades to take part in the battles currently raging in the northeastern parts of the Syrian capital. The 42nd Brigade of the 4th Armored Divisions was assigned with a new combat mission alongside the Republican Guards in Ayn Tarma; […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

UN Security Council blocks statement condemning attack on Russian embassy in Damascus

(TASS) The UN Security Council on Tuesday failed to adopt a media statement condemning the recent shelling of the Russian embassy in Damascus as several states rejected the text suggested by Moscow, a spokesman for the Russian mission to the UN said. According to press secretary Fyodor Strzhizhovsky, the text, proposed by the Russian delegation, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

First humanitarian cargo delivered to East Ghouta de-escalation zone by Russian military: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:00 A.M.) – Members of the Russian Centre for reconciliation of opposing sides in Syria delivered humanitarian aid to in East Ghouta, Wednesday. The operation was carried out for the first time since the government and opposition forces signed the agreement on de-escalation zone in the region on 22 July in Cairo. According […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Is Australia Scared Of China?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*Peter Jennings, RCD/The Strategist: China:* *Spy Ships and Shy Generals* The most obvious response to the Chinese intelligence-gathering ship snooping around in Australia’s Exclusive Economic Zone in the Coral Sea would have been to put an RAAF P-3 maritime patrol aircraft right over the top of it. There’s nothing the Five Eyes countries won’t already know about the electronic eavesdropping capabilities of the 6,000-tonne Type 815 Dongdiao-class vessel, but that’s no reason not to add more information to our emissions libraries and to give the ship’s crew something to think about... more »

The world cannot ignore China’s worsening abuse of basic human rights

Benedict Rogers at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 22 hours ago
The post The world cannot ignore China’s worsening abuse of basic human rights appeared first on UnHerd.

Electrons and Electric Fields

Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 22 hours ago
The famous Millikan oil-drop experiment involved observing suspended minute oil-drops falling under gravity and then under an applied electric field which stopped the downward motion. There are quite a few descriptions of the experiment on the Internet, this being one of … Continue reading →

P2 AND THE USA

Anon at Aangirfan - 22 hours ago
*Licio Gelli and Italian Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti. Gelli is linked to Kissinger, the Rockefellers and the Rothschilds. Gelli's P2 masonic lodge had top security chiefs and politicians as its members. The CIA used P2 to control Italy.* *P2 AND THE USA* *Licio Gelli* was the Puppet Master of the masonic lodge P2 which carried out false flag terrorism. Gelli had a wide range of contacts including President *Nixon* and his Treasury Secretary David Kennedy in the White House. Gelli had an intimate banking relationship with ... *Rothschild* in Paris. Gelli's P2 interlocks with... more »

China Wants It`s Own DARPA

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
China’s military has set up a new committee to develop state-of-the-art weapons such as stealth aircraft and electromagnetic cannon. Photo: Xinhua *South China Morning Post:* *Chinese military sets up hi-tech weapons research agency modelled on US body* *Steering committee was created early this year to develop state-of-the-art equipment, state broadcaster reveals.* China’s military has set up a new department modelled on the ­Pentagon’s hi-tech research agency to develop state-of-the-art weapons such as stealth ­aircraft and electromagnetic ­cannons. The Scientific Research Steer... more »

Former CIA Director Calls For Coup Against Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Published on Jul 26, 2017 Alex Jones breaks down John Brennan’s on-stage, publicity stunt with Wolf Blitzer and Eric Clapper where the former CIA Director pitches the overthrow of President Trump to the American people. end

Breaking: Washington Braces For Martial Law?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Published on Jul 26, 2017 Alex Jones reveals how the elite are planning a coup to overthrow Donald Trump. end

Trump Assassination Imminent, We Must Act Now to Stop Civil War/Martial Law?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Published on Jul 26, 2017 Alex Jones talks with Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne about the conversation he had with an elected official that told him about a Democrat plot to remove Trump. end

Something is Wrong with MSNBC 😂

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Published on Jul 26, 2017 Something strange is happening to MSNBC. The information they present as news is just pure fiction, or social justice warrior insanity. Have a look, and you’ll see some serious problems! Media analyst Mark Dice has the story. end

Get Ready for The Freefall Collapse — Mitch Feierstein

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Published on Jul 26, 2017 Mitch Feierstein returns to SGT report with an urgent warning, get ready for the free fall collapse. We are in a euphoric bubble blow off top, Mitch says. “I’ve been talking about the Swiss national bank intervening in the equities markets along with the European central bank buying corporate bonds, […]

‘America 1st Cannot Mean that Europe’s Interests Come Last’: Juncker on New Anti-Russia Sanctions

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Published on Jul 26, 2017 Brussels has fired back at the new US sanctions against Russia, saying an “America first” approach does not mean EU interests can come last. Germany and France have also voiced their opposition to the new set of sanctions. – All these events are setting up the stage for the war […]

Chomsky: U.S. Is Helping Israel Annex So Much Land, Palestinians Could Have Essentially Nothing

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Published on Apr 5, 2017 http://democracynow.org – Last month, a U.N. agency sparked controversy when it published a report accusing Israel of imposing an “apartheid regime” on the Palestinians. The report came the same month the Israeli government took the extreme step of banning non-Israeli citizens who endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement from entering […]

The Kayak and the Whale

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 23 hours ago
A photograph showing a kayaker crossing the gaping jaws of a humpback whale is a digital fabrication.

Anti-Semitic incidents 'at record level in UK' per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
The BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-40735634 on the rise in the number of Anti-Semitic incidents in the UK: 'Reports of anti-Semitic incidents have hit record levels in the first six months of 2017, according to a Jewish charity. The Community Security Trust (CST) said 767 reports were made to them between January and June - a rise of 30% on the same period last year.' Of course the BBC show no interest in discussing who might be responsible for the majority of these attacks. Is there a religion, the number of adherents of which is growing in the UK, which teaches anti Jew... more »

Lockheed's Skunk Works Is Working On New Technology For The 6th-Generation Fighter

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
A Lockheed illustration of a notional future fighter depicts a sleek, low-profile design. (Lockheed Martin) *Investors Business Daily: **What Lockheed's Secretive Skunk Works Unit Sees For The 6th-Gen. Fighter* PALMDALE, Calif. — Lockheed Martin's (LMT) Skunk Works division, whose legendary history includes the SR-71 spy plane, F-117 stealth fighter and today's F-35, is working on new technology to ensure that U.S. aircraft stay ahead of adversaries. While production on the F-35, a fifth-generation fighter, is just starting to ramp up, the Pentagon is already looking at a sixth-ge... more »

NATO's New Libya Still Burning

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 23 hours ago
*July 27, 2017* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - In 2011, US and European policy think tanks, which both create and promote policy serving the collective interests of the corporations that sponsor them, promoted NATO military intervention in Libya. Under the guise of a humanitarian intervention, what unfolded was the long-planned overthrow of the Libyan government, then headed by Muammar Ghaddafi. Unable or unwilling to commit significant ground troops, the majority of the fighting was carried out by militant groups with NATO air and covert ground support. Many of these militant groups would... more »

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
China closes off big chunk of ocean for military drills @CNNI https://t.co/0wNAQBypgM — WarMonitor (@TheWarMonitor) July 26, 2017 Technological advances mean fossil fuel cars could be phased out within decades https://t.co/4yfkGMgETh — AFP news agency (@AFP) July 26, 2017 China wants to build 100 panda-shaped solar power plants around the world https://t.co/g5rIQGhgct pic.twitter.com/Z7bGdjHpCH — BI Video (@BI_Video) July 26, 2017 "Give me five more!" pic.twitter.com/SInhSBbPoC — Military Support (@MilitaryEarth) July 26, 2017

An In-Depth Look At Venezuela's Economic Crisis.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Uprising: An in-depth look at Venezuela's economic crisis. https://t.co/ONBlcappij via @ReutersGraphics pic.twitter.com/wLrXg90iEZ — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 26, 2017 *WNU Editor:* An brief summary on the current economic and political crisis in Venezuela.

Trump Relegates Transgender Americans to Ranks of Second-Class Citizens

G.E. Branch III at Diverse - 1 day ago
On July 26, 2017, President Donald J. Trump announced -- via Twitter, of course -- that transgender people will be banned from serving in the military in any capacity.

3 Rowan University Diversity Programs Awarded NSF Grants

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Three programs at Rowan University with goals to promote diversity and equality for underrepresented races and sexualities on and off campus recently have been awarded grants by the National Science Foundation to aid those efforts.

Bureaucratic Costs Are Twice Instruction Expenses at Some Colleges

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
New report urges boards of trustees to constrain continuing administrative bloat.

Has California Found the Answer to More Equitable Developmental Education?

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
California Bill AB 705 aims to reduce the burden of performing well on a standardized test as the singular opportunity for students to get into credit-bearing courses.

Clearinghouse Data May Help Students Home In on Success

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
District of Columbia Public Schools administrators are using National Student Clearinghouse data to determine how well their graduates are faring at particular institutions of higher education.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Despite adverse weather, none of the scheduled flight performances were canceled. Photo: Sukhoi Su-30SM supermaneuverable fighter aircraft perform a demonstration flight at the MAKS 2017 International Aviation and Space Salon. © SPUTNIK/ EUGENE ODINOKOV *WNU Editor*: The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *Aerial Skills at MAKS 2017: Air Show Highlights *(Sputnik).

“A” Grades Surge as SAT Scores Plunge

Alex Newman at rss - 1 day ago
[image: a-grades-surge-as-sat-scores-plunge] All of the objective evidence shows that American students are getting dumber and more ignorant, yet the number of graduating seniors who have an A average has skyrocketed.

The Hidden Costs Of U.S. 'National Security'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*William Hartung, War Is Boring:* *The Trillion-Dollar Military Budget* *The hidden costs of 'national security'* You wouldn’t know it, based on the endless cries for more money coming from the military, politicians and the president, but these are the best of times for the Pentagon. Spending on the Department of Defense alone is already well in excess of half a trillion dollars a year and counting. Adjusted for inflation, that means it’s higher than at the height of Pres. Ronald Reagan’s massive buildup of the 1980s and is now nearing the post-World War II funding peak. And yet ... more »

John Searle on Materialism and Dualism

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 1 day ago
In his essay, "Why I Am Not a Property Dualist," John R. Searle says that "the mind-body problem, so construed persists in philosophy because of two intellectual limitations on our part. First, we really do not understand how brain processes cause consciousness. Second, we continue to accept a traditional vocabulary that contrasts the mental and the physical, the mind and the body, the soul and the flesh, in a way that I think is confused and obsolete." Towards the end of the essay he sums up his ideas on materialism and dualism. Here's the excerpt: “Both materialism and dualism ar... more »

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Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 1 day ago
In his essay, "Why I Am Not a Property Dualist," John R. Searle says that "the mind-body problem, so construed persists in philosophy because of two intellectual limitations on our part. First, we really do not understand how brain processes cause consciousness. Second, we continue to accept a traditional vocabulary that contrasts the mental and the physical, the mind and the body, the soul and the flesh, in a way that I think is confused and obsolete." Towards the end of the essay he sums up his ideas on materialism and dualism. Here's the excerpt: “Both materialism and dualism ar... more »

Psychiatrists Are Now Allowed To Talk About Trump's Mental Illness

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
In her "hot mic" moment with Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) late yesterday afternoon, Maine Senate Republican Susan Collins admitted that Trump is "crazy" and that she's "worried." A prominent psychologist told me this morning that Trump has "many diagnoses, including low IQ with likely some dementia due to neurological involvement and language disorder thrown in. And narcissistic personality disorder, conduct disorder, etc., etc. Quite a conglomeration." Joe Scarborough, looking at Trump, had said it slightly differently on his MSNBC morning show a few hours earlier: July the 25th... ... more »

George Romero's zombies will make Americans reflect on racial violence long after his death

Erin C. Cassese, Associate Professor of Political Science, West Virginia University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
Annual 2010 zombie march in Madrid, an homage to George A. Romero. AP Photo/Paul White “What’s your zombie apocalypse survival plan?” The question invites the liveliest discussions of the semester. I teach a course on social movements in fiction and film at West Virginia University, where I also conduct research on race and gender politics in the United States. George Romero’s first film, “Night of the Living Dead,” is on the syllabus. The film was groundbreaking in its use of horror as political critique. Half a century later, Romero’s films are still in conversation with racial... more »

Kris Kobach and Kansas' SAFE Act

Chelsie Bright, Assistant Adjunct Professor, Mills College at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
A Kansas voter prepares to cast her ballot – and prove her identity – in the 2014 midterm elections. AP Photo/Charlie Riedel If you want to understand President Donald Trump’s voter fraud commission, it helps to study what happened in Kansas. Six years before Trump was tweeting about stolen elections and unsubstantiated claims of millions of fraudulent votes, Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state, was promoting the idea that widespread voter fraud threatens the integrity of our electoral system. It should come as no surprise that Trump chose Kobach to be the vice chairman of... more »

Is The U.S. Intelligence Community Being Transformed/Reorganised?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Mark Pomerleau, C4ISRNet:* *Is an intel community reorg in the works?* The intelligence community is in the middle of a “significant transformation process,” according to the community’s top official. “We’re in the beginning of the process of change that I hope will bring us up to date in terms of the agility … that we need,” Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats said during a Friday appearance at the Aspen Security Forum. Coats noted that every agency needs to be evaluated in terms of effectiveness and efficiency given that with large bureaucracies duplication occurs and r... more »

Deep State And Intelligence Agencies Continue Coup Against Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 25, 2017 David Knight and Owen Shroyer discuss how the Deep State and intelligence communities are working together against a common enemy to their system of control: President Donald Trump. end

EU Warns U.S. It May Respond Swiftly to Counter New Sanctions on Russia

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
It is safe to conclude that US hegemony over Europe is coming to an end. EU Warns U.S. It May Respond Swiftly to Counter New Sanctions on Russia by Alissa de Carbonnel, Philip Blenkinsop and Robin Emmott; editing by Mark Heinrich and Mark Trevelyan, http://www.reuters.com/ BRUSSELS (Reuters) – The European Union warned on Wednesday that it was ready […]

Moscow Warns Of “Painful Response” To US Sanctions; EU Ready To Retaliate In “A Matter Of Days”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
These US santions are an act of war. Russia and EU will suffer the most. Moscow Warns Of “Painful Response” To US Sanctions; EU Ready To Retaliate In “A Matter Of Days” by Tyler Durden, www.zerohedge.com Following yesterday’s almost unanimous House vote to pass new sanctions against Russia, on Wednesday Moscow threatened to retaliate, saying that – as expected – […]

Tulsi Gabbard: US Addicted to Regime Change; CIA Funded and Armed Al Qaeda in Syria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Did Syria attack America or threaten American interests? Clearly NO! So why is America supporting terrorists to overthrow Assad? The people behind this are Illuminist-Satanists. “For years we have been supplying anti-tank missiles and all sorts of weapons to the terrorists, to Al Nusra, sometimes to ISIS.. the entire array … Jaysh al-Islam …” – […]

Famous Filmmaker Exposes & Fights Against The Anti-Christ Hollywood System

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 25, 2017 Famous Hollywood Filmmaker David Heavener is our special guest on The Kev Baker Show & we discuss his new project The Last Evangelist. We talk about the real world issues such as RFID technology & David goes on to explain that his new show will include just these very types […]

Intelligence Agency Veterans Challenge The ‘Russia Hack’ Evidence

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Intelligence Agency Veterans Challenge The ‘Russia Hack’ Evidence by Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) | July 24, 2017, https://www.mintpressnews.com/ In a memo to President Trump, a group of former U.S. intelligence officers, including NSA specialists, cite new forensic studies to challenge the claim of the key Jan. 6 “assessment” that Russia “hacked” Democratic emails last year. – MEMORANDUM […]

Declassified Memos Show Obama’s NSA Spied On Americans Way More Than You Thought

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Who is in charge of the Beast ‘666’ Network? No Such Agency Declassified Memos Show Obama’s NSA Spied On Americans Way More Than You Thought by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com Back in May the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) found that the National Security Agency (NSA), under former President Obama, routinely violated American privacy protections while […]

Armageddon Is Two and One-half Minutes Away

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Armageddon Is Two and One-half Minutes Away by Paul Craig Roberts, http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/ Are you ready to die? You and I are going to die and not from old age, because our fellow Americans are so stupid, ignorant, and brainwashed that they believe the lies that are leading us to our certain destruction. This is what the Atomic […]

Is Snapchat Building a Facial Recognition Database for the Feds?

David Emery at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Online conspiracy theorists claim Snapchat's image filter feature called "Lenses" is covertly amassing a database of users' faces to share with law enforcement agencies.

U.S. Special Forces Are Increasing Their Footprint In Africa

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
PHOTO: U.S. AFRICA COMMAND/SPC. ZAYID BALLESTEROS *Kaitlin Lavinder, The Cipher Brief*:* U.S. Special Operations Forces: Taking the Fight to Terror in Africa* U.S. President Donald Trump’s “war on terror” – much like his predecessor’s – uses partners’ capabilities against terrorists in an effort to protect the country from potential attacks, while minimizing U.S casualties. In Africa, Trump’s continuation of this strategy has resulted in increased reliance on U.S. special operations forces. The U.S. Special Operations Command Africa now conducts around 100 activities in 20 countri... more »

America Desperately Needs More Submarines (Thanks To Russia and China)

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * And that means the future looks bright for General Dynamics Electric Boat division. With the United States Navy increasing its stated requirement for nuclear-powered attack submarines (SSNs) from 48 to 66, the future looks bright for General Dynamics Electric Boat division if the U.S. Congress delivers the funding needed to build those boats. Meanwhile, the company on track with the development of the Columbia-class nuclear-powered ballistic missile submarine (SSBNs) which replace the Reagan-era Ohio-class boomers as backbone of America’s strategic d... more »

Northrop Grumman Has a Plan to Keep the F-16 Fighting Falcon 'Fighting' For Years to Come

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * A new radar could be the key. Northrop Grumman’s AN/APG-83 Scalable Agile Beam Radar (SABR) upgrade for Lockheed Martin’s F-16 Fighting Falcon is promising to keep the venerable fighter viable as a warplane for years to come. The new active electronically scanned array (AESA) radar was recently selected by the U.S. Air Force to upgrade an initial batch of its F-16s. The Pentagon order opens the door to further domestic and international order for SABR. “In addition to the international F-16 upgrades currently in production, we are now in the engine... more »

Iran Is Pushing Israel and the Gulf Closer Together

Emily B. Landau, Shimon Stein at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Emily B. Landau, Shimon Stein* *Security, Middle East* This could finally lead to regional security cooperation in the Middle East. The past years have seen positive winds blowing from the Gulf states toward Israel, in particular from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. These states are signaling their willingness—fueled by a common interest in confronting Iran—to step up cooperation with Israel, including elevating it to the public domain. The new willingness of these states to explore expanded cooperation with Israel can be scrutinized and assessed in terms of its poss... more »

Our Focus Creates Our Future

Waking Times at Waking Times - 1 day ago
*Zen Gardner* - The world we desire is ours for the taking, and living. The post Our Focus Creates Our Future appeared first on Waking Times.

Musical Interlude: James Taylor, "You Can Close Your Eyes"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
James Taylor, "You Can Close Your Eyes" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B2hTQjK1Fa4

X22 Report, “The Moment Of Truth Is Upon Us, Which Path Are We Going Down?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
X22 Report, “The Moment Of Truth Is Upon Us, Which Path Are We Going Down?” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zubj9oK10aY *Related followup report:* X22 Report, “The Fed Delays Raising Rates As It Waits Patiently For The Economy To Collapse” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HzlyjG-zCdU

Musical Interlude: Neil H, “Echoes From The Mist”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Neil H, “Echoes From The Mist” Please manually restart to 0:00. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_7SoMRwQVk&t=650s

Colonizing Space with Fusion Propulsion

David at LaRouchePAC Feed - 1 day ago
Space Fusion Economy Video of ng1Yz4FrXYE Megan Beets of the LaRouchePAC science team interviews Mike Paluszek, President of Princeton Satellite Systems, on his company's design for a fusion-driven rocket. Far more advanced than other forms of propulsion, a fusion rocket would open up the solar system to exploration, development, and colonization—and with adequate funding, it could be ready in about a decade. This is a primary example of Lyndon LaRouche's concept of an economic platform: how the application of a new scientific principle transforms mankind's capabilities and opens u... more »

CIA Analyst: China Is A Greater Threat To The U.S. Than Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Bill Gertz, Asia Times: **CIA analyst: Beijing poses a greater threat than Russia* In an unusually candid talk, agency's Michael Collins said China's growing confidence and resolve – fueled by inaction against Chinese hegemony over the past several years – are a worry A senior CIA analyst has offered a rare public glimpse into American intelligence analysis of China. Michael Collins, deputy assistant director and head of the agency’s East Asia mission center, believes more attention should be focused on China and that recent public angst about Russia is distracting America from t... more »

Is There Any More Wasserman Schultz Can Do To Destroy The Democratic Party? She's Working On It

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Yesterday I posed a question to people who follow me on Twitter, asking them to put themselves in the place of a congressional candidate who could pick between 4 surrogates to come in and endorse them. I asked them to pick between Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer, the handpicked post-Pelosi/Hoyer next leader Joe Crowley (Wall Street's #1 rep in the House) and a candidate who has never been elected to anything outside of his union, iron-worker Randy Bryce. Do the results surprise you? Joe Crowley zero. I wish I had included Debbie Wasserman Schult... more »

During Senate hearing Al Franken calls Donald Trump out for spreading Russian propaganda.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 1 day ago
Courtesy of Raw Story: *The Minnesota Democrat questioned FBI counterintelligence chief Bill Priestap and Justice Department national security official Adam Hickey about whether they had reason to doubt the intelligence assessment that Russia attempted to influence the election, and they agreed there was no evidence to question that finding. * *“Just last week, the newly minted White House communications chief Anthony Scaramucci appeared on CNN and said, quote, ‘Somebody said to me yesterday — I won’t tell you who — that if the Russians actually hacked this situation and spilled... more »

How Decentralizing Institutions Will Unite the Left and Right

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 day ago
Op-Ed by Joe Jarvis “Big government is the problem!” “No, big business is the problem!” What if their coexistence on such a large scale is the... more »

Father of 8 Sentenced to Jail for Distributing Jury Nullification Pamphlets

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By Claire Bernish A former pastor from Michigan discovered the hard way that informing people of their rights under the law as jurors doesn’t sit... more »

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