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Thomas Paine

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

Monday, July 3, 2017

3 July - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:41 pm MDT

Is CNN Trying To Shut Down President Trump's Twitter Account?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*CNN*: *Twitter says Trump's tweet doesn't violate its rules* *Twitter says President Trump's latest anti-media tweet doesn't violate its rules.* Twitter told CNN on Sunday that the company reviewed the tweet, which features a WWE video that has been edited to show Trump beating up a man with a CNN logo on his face. Twitter said it considered three factors: the political context of the conversation surrounding the tweet, the various ways it could be interpreted and the lack of details in the tweet itself. According to its rules, Twitter may suspend an account for a number of rea... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 13 hours ago
Is the president inciting violence against journalists? CNN commentator and Republican strategist Ana Navarro on Sunday said President Donald Trump “is inciting violence against the free press” by railing against the media. On ABC News’ “This Week,” Navarro said Trump’s Sunday morning tweet of a video of himself attacking a figure with CNN’s logo superimposed on their face was “unacceptable.” “I think that is the President of the United States taking things way too far. It is an incitement to violence. He is going to get somebody killed in the media,” she said. “Maybe that will sto... more »

EPS 2017: 1000 Physicists In Venice

Tommaso Dorigo at Science 2.0 blogs - 13 hours ago
The 2017 edition of the European Physical Society conference will take place in the Lido of Venice this week, from July 5th to 12th. For the first time in many years -30 as of now- a big international conference in HEP is organized in Italy, a datum I found surprising at first. When I learned it, the years were 26 and I was in a local organizing committee that tried to propose another conference in the same location. Although excellent, our proposal was ditched, and from the episode I learned I should not be too surprised for the hiatus. read more

Top top list of CNN’s fake news propaganda (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 13 hours ago
CNN's fake news greatest hits. The post Top top list of CNN’s fake news propaganda (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Greek American community weighs in on Cyprus talks, and the removal of Turkish troops

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 13 hours ago
A letter from the Greek American community on the Cyprus talks. The post Greek American community weighs in on Cyprus talks, and the removal of Turkish troops appeared first on The Duran.

BREAKING: Greek Coast Guard fires “warning shots” at Turkish Cargo Ship in Aegean Sea

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 13 hours ago
The Greek coast guard fired warning shots on a Turkish cargo ship in the Aegean Sea off the coast of Rhodes. The post BREAKING: Greek Coast Guard fires “warning shots” at Turkish Cargo Ship in Aegean Sea appeared first on The Duran.

A list of “truths” that CNN pushes on its viewers (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 13 hours ago
The truth about CNN. The post A list of “truths” that CNN pushes on its viewers (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE ON EARTH: North Koreans in their own words (VIDEO)

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 13 hours ago
The documentary allowed North Koreans to speak for themselves. The post THE HAPPIEST PEOPLE ON EARTH: North Koreans in their own words (VIDEO) appeared first on The Duran.

BREAKING: Ceasefire commences in southern Syria

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 13 hours ago
The ceasefire follows on from the spirit of the Astana Memorandum. The post BREAKING: Ceasefire commences in southern Syria appeared first on The Duran.

“CNN Falls To A Little Blue Bird”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“CNN Falls To A Little Blue Bird”* by JWMJR The President's latest Twitter storm has the poor darlings in the media are just beside themselves. They want the public to see a nearly decade old video of Trump in a staged production as an assault against the freedom of the press. What it actually is a confrontation of a so called news channel that has been caught in lie after lie after lie. What the left is really upset about however is that Trump has broken the paradigm that said the President only communicated directly with the public at the State of the Union speech or in a sta...more »

Peter Singer - Ethics, Uncertainty & Moral Progress

Ethical Technology - 13 hours ago
Peter Singer moral progress & ethics involved in dealing with uncertainty, including Derek Parfit’s view on the value of future life (as yet unrealised). He also discusses Trump and alt-facts at the end.

Trump Rounds Off Tweets Critical of Media With ‘CNN Smackdown’ Video

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
The video clip came from one of the President's 2007 cameo appearances at a WWE wrestling event.

Chris Christie Defends Personal Use of a New Jersey Beach Closed to the Public

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
The New Jersey Governor and his family were photographed on a beach in a state park closed during a state government shutdown.

VIDEO: Syrian Army plays chicken with rebel TOW missiles in Jobar

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:07 P.M.) – After knocking-out a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) T-72 tank yesterday, and a BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicle two days before that in the exact same location, the Islamist rebels of Faylaq al-Rahman who operate TOW missiles in this sector of the Jobar front (possibly near the M-5 Highway overpass, see previous […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US to set up new military base in northeastern Syria

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5: 10 P.M.) – The US-led coalition will establish a new military base for the FSA-affiliated Maghawir al-Thawra group in al-Shaddadi town, northeastern Syria, the political advisor of FSA, Abu Yacoub, said. According to the advisor, the aim of this new garrison is to deploy the US-backed fighters who will eventually attempt to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

BREAKING: Major ceasefire implemented throughout southern Syria

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:17 P.M.) – A ceasefire has been implemented in the last 14 hours that applies to all of southern Syria including the provinces of Daraa, Quneitra and As-Suwydah. The ceasefire apparently went into effect at 12:00 A.M. last night and its preliminary period of observation is expected to last until 12:00 A.M. on […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

التحالف الدولي يعتزم إنشاء قاعدة للمعارضة السورية في الشدادي

Al-Masdar News at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
قال المستشار السياسي في “الجيش الحر” المعارض في سوريا، أبو يعقوب، إن قوات التحالف تعتزم إنشاء قاعدة عسكرية لمسلحي “مغاوير الثورة” في منطقة الشدادي القريبة من دير الزور. وذكر أبو يعقوب في تصريحات نقلتها صحيفة “الغد” الأردنية بأن الهدف من نقل قوات من “المغاوير” هو السيطرة على مدينة دير الزور التي تعتبر حاليا الهدف الأهم […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Battles erupt near Golan Heights as Israeli helicopters strike government forces

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3: 45 P.M.) – Clashes renewed in Quneitra province near the occupied Golan Heights as Israeli Air Force continues to attack the Syrian Army’s positions in the area. Jihadi groups, led by al-Qaeda-affiliate Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, conduct non-stop attacks against the government forces in al-Ba’ath City but are still incapable of achieving substantial […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russian troops deployed to Afrin as Turkey prepares massive assault

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3: 00 P.M.) – Up to 150 Russian troops have arrived at the northern Kurdish city of Afrin as the Turkish military declared full-scale military campaign against the Kurdish bastion. The arrival of reinforcements was coincided with a visit paid by a number of Russian officers to the “Graveyard of Martyrs” which commemorates […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Geopolitical Update

LL at Virtual Mirage - 14 hours ago
*The PRC's View* The Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 terrified Party leaders in the People's Republic of China. The scene of a man standing up and halting a column of tanks and holding the moral high ground sent leadership into a panic. By all rights, the tanks should have used his guts to grease the treads, but that's not how it happened. And that nightmare haunts them today. Chinese authorities expected pro-democracy demonstrations during the 20th anniversary celebrations on 1 July and during President Xi Jinping’s visit to Hong Kong. They were not disappointed. The Hong Kong... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 259 Jul 2 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Iraqi police units held a parade in west Mosul to celebrate their recent victories. Larger celebrations planned for when the entire city is liberated (Al Ghad Press) The Iraqi forces (ISF) continued their advance down the middle of the Old City and along the south. The Golden Division took Makawiin the center. It and the Federal Police were also in several other areas fightingover mosques, squares, and markets. The Golden Division claimed there was just 400 meters to reaching the Tigris River and the full liberation of the city. While different Iraqi maps are showing divergent are... more »

We Must Declare Independence

Ron Paul at 14 hours ago
[image: undefined] As Independence Day comes around again we should spend a few moments between barbecue and fireworks to think about the meaning of independence. The colonists who rebelled against the British Crown were, among other things, unhappy about taxation. Yet, as economist Gary North points out, the total burden of British imperial taxation was about one-to-two percent of national income. Some 241 years later, Washington claims more of our money as its own than King George could have ever imagined. What do we get in this bargain? We get a federal government larger and mor... more »

MP Peter Bone​ claims people are "boasting on social media" about voting for The Labour Party​ twice

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago
https://youtu.be/ai3VkIzkj0A MP Peter Bone​ claims people are "boasting on social media" about voting for The Labour Party​ twice. This is from RT, don't expect any coverage from the Labour Party's propaganda arm, the BBC.

Assange Destroys Liberals and Conservatives, Shows How They’re the Same in Epic Tweet Storm

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: assange]Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks called out the hypocrisy by using one of the issues liberals and conservatives seem to agree on—the call for his assassination.

EXCLUSIVE: Entire Family Kidnapped, Caged for Using Tiny Amount of Cannabis to Treat Illness

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: cannabis]A family in Indiana is facing the consequences of using marijuana to treat medical conditions because cops still attack people who try to heal themselves with a plant.

Is President Trump's Tweeting Endangering Or Empowering His Agenda? Or Both? Or Neither?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Victor Davis Hanson, American Greatness:* *Trump’s High-Stakes Tweeting* Trump’s strongest supporters are sometimes the most anxious critics of his tweeting—not because his is a failing presidency bordering on caricature, but because it is adroitly unwinding the Obama transformation. But why, then, the need to go after failed media has-beens without an audience? Of course, tweeting commentary and news over the heads of a corrupt Washington media pack is innovative and wise—and to some degree got Trump where he is today by reinventing communications with the public. But burning ti... more »

"New Study Shows Journalists Are Dumber Than Average"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 14 hours ago
https://youtu.be/9rcwx19TDlQ How many BBC journalists would this apply to?

This Is How Horrible the Battle of Gettysburg Was (And Why the Aftermath Was Even Worse)

Daniel L. Davis at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Daniel L. Davis* *History, * What happenned when it was over... November 8 witnessed one of the most stunning upsets in U.S. political history when Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton. But it might not have been the most stunning upset. 150 years earlier, also on November 8, a U.S. presidential election produced a shocking winner in what may be the most consequential election ever held in America. In the summer of 1864, the Civil War had been raging for three years. Already, well over eight hundred thousand Americans had been killed or wounded. Citizens in both the North and ... more »

Let's all take a moment to celebrate that seminal event which took place eight years ago today. Sarah Palin becoming the Quitter-in-Chief.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
Part Two Such a great day, I remember it like it was yesterday. But in fact it was eight long years ago. Our next goal after forcing Palin out of office was to keep her from ever running for president. We succeeded at that as well. And we kept the focus on her until finally she simply sank out of sight into the fog of "nobody gives a shit anymore." Now if only we can manage to do the same to Donald Trump.

Proof of suppression of evidence by Larisa appeals prosecutor, especially of corruption of Areios Pagos…

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
Well, I am just listing the various documents connected with my case concerning the corruption of Greek prosecutors in a table. See below. Appeals prosecutor Konstantinos Gogos appears to have left most of these reports out apart from the one submitted on 19.02.2017 and 9.03.2016 as a brief glance at the table below shows, especially the dates […]

More proof Greek police lied to suppress witness in my case

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
The Estonian population registry office has just confirmed in an email that nun Theosemni, or Iris Gross, does not live in Estonia or have an Estonian ID card. The Greek police claimed that they could not question Theosemni because she lived in Estonia and did not know when she would return to Greece and so be […]

Ireland Follows Germany, France and Bulgaria with Ban on Fracking – “We’ve Made History”

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Vic Bishop* - Ireland is working towards creating independence from fossil fuels. The post Ireland Follows Germany, France and Bulgaria with Ban on Fracking – “We’ve Made History” appeared first on Waking Times.

POSTCARDS FROM THE PLAGUE: Camus describes our current plague!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*MONDAY, JULY 3, 2017Part 1—Maddow also explains:* In his award-winning novel, The Plague, Albert Camus explored the way a moral and political pestilence made its way across Europe. He did so by way of a story set in Oran, on the sun-splashed Algerian coast. In his story, the pestilence in question is a *literal* plague, a deadly disease spread by rats. At one point, Camus' narrator explains the way Oran's citizens had averted their gaze as their plague took hold. The description bears obvious relevance to the spreading cultural and political plague eating away at our own allege... more »

China Calls U.S. Warship Sailing Near A Disputed Island In The South China Sea A 'Provocation'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*BBC: **South China Sea: China calls USS Stethem warship 'a provocation'* Beijing has called the presence of a US warship near a disputed island in the South China Sea "a serious political and military provocation". The USS Stethem sailed close to Triton Island, part of the Paracel Islands archipelago, claimed by China and others. China responded by sending military vessels and fighter jets to the area. It happened hours before US President Donald Trump and Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping spoke on the phone. *Read more *.... *More News On China Calling A U.S. Warship Sailing Nea... more »

A Crucial Week For Real Independence: The American System Against The British Empire

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 15 hours ago
Just as the week of American Independence Day started, the Chinese in Hong Kong celebrated the blessings of 20 years of real independence from the British Empire. During those 20 years since the British reluctantly relinquished Hong Kong, it has become merely obvious to say, that China has made the most astonishing progress of any nation, by adopting the credit, infrastructure and productivity policies which once were called "the American System of economy." Now it is exporting that tremendous progress through the great projects of the Belt and Road Initiative, the "New Silk Roa... more »

CONFIRMED: Antifa is classified as a “domestic terrorism” organisation by New Jersey

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
The Duran recommended such a classification in June of 2017. The post CONFIRMED: Antifa is classified as a “domestic terrorism” organisation by New Jersey appeared first on The Duran.

Syria warns that joint retaliation with Russia could be a consequence of US aggression

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
This is the first time a Syrian government minister has linked a Syrian response to American aggression with that of Russia. The post Syria warns that joint retaliation with Russia could be a consequence of US aggression appeared first on The Duran.

President Putin and Xi’s meeting in Moscow is far more important than the G20

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
The bilateral relationship between China and Russia is the bulwark of the modern global East and beyond. The G20 is an expensive dinner party. The post President Putin and Xi’s meeting in Moscow is far more important than the G20 appeared first on The Duran.

Are Americans really getting too much Vitamin D? A critical look at recent media warnings

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 16 hours ago
By Dr. Mercola Over the past couple of decades, tens of thousands of studies have evaluated the benefits of vitamin D, linking low blood levels to a whole host of chronic health conditions. In fact, this site was one of the leaders helping to catalyze interest in vitamin D over 15 years ago. Today, many

Lime Juice and 8 Other Natural Ways To Quit Smoking

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 16 hours ago
Millions are helplessly addicted to tobacco, unaware that a natural aid for smoking cessation can be found not at the local pharmacy, but at your grocer’s fruit stand. Compelling reasons to stop smoking far outnumber effective ways to do so. Even with recent revelations that tobacco is contaminated with the highly carcinogenic radioisotope polonium-210, the addictive

“Some experiments were not performed appropriately:” Florida researchers lose two papers

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
Two molecular biologists have withdrawn two 2015 papers published in the same journal, citing image duplication and manipulation, among other issues. One notice — published in June — explains that, after further investigation, the Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC) found certain experiments “were not performed appropriately.” The other notice cites “missing data” and notes that […] The post “Some experiments were not performed appropriately:” Florida researchers lose two papers appeared first on Retraction Watch.

Mohawk Nation News 'Turtle Island Put On Sale'

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 16 hours ago
TURTLE ISLAND PUT ON SALE Posted on July 3, 2017 Mohawk Nation News Please post & distribute. MNN. JULY 3, 2017. When Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau appointed Jean Chretien as Minister of Indian Affairs in 1969, the department came under the control of real estate tycoons and banks. They were setting up an INDIAN land grab. WE HEARD TRUMP & TRUDEAU, ARE SELLING OUR MOTHER. Our land


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Life-Saving Innovation (Fire) video Brain activity appears to continue after people are dead, according to new study Dutch Startup to Produce Electric Car with Integrated Solar Charging Plastic Bottle Apocalypse U.S. Warship Stayed on Deadly Collision Course Despite Warning from Container Ship Amazon Robots Poised to Revamp How Whole Foods Runs Warehouses Surprised? France to Ban All New Oil and Gas Exploration; Reduce Nuclear Power Use Excessive Lead Levels Found in Almost 2,000 Water Systems Across All 50 States Google Will Stop Reading Your Emails for Gmail Ad... more »

President Trump Talks With Chinese And Japanese Leaders

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Trump talks North Korea threat in calls with China, Japan leaders* The threat posed by North Korea was a key topic in phone calls between U.S. President Donald Trump and the leaders of China and Japan, along with trade issues, the White House said on Sunday. Trump spoke with Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ahead of expected meetings with the leaders of Asia's two biggest economies at a Group of 20 nations summit in Germany later this week. *Read more *.... *WNU Editor:* President Trump is laying the groundwork for more talks with ... more »

CET Max Temps In June

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood While I was looking at CET temperatures for last month, I had a play around with the daily maximums for June, which begin back in 1878. I came up with this scatter plot: http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/hadobs/hadcet/data/download.html Obviously it shows the large daily variations that occur in most years. It also certainly shows that […]

Healthcare in Trump-Country: Ohio

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Yesterday on ABC's *This Week*, Ohio Governor John Kasich dismissed the sweetener McConnell added to Trumpcare as a bribe/figleaf for mainstream Republicans-- $45 billion for opioid treatment-- for what it is: a bribe to "buy people off," people meaning Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia and his own state's Rob Portman. "That would give me a billion over ten years? Not even quite that," said Kasich. "It’s anemic. As I said to Senator Portman at one point, it’s like spitting in the ocean. It’s not enough." On Friday, Kasich was handed a two-year state budget passed in the Repu... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Modern times* *Furious backlash as £20,000-a-year private school says boys can wear skirts in 'gender neutral' uniform policy* A top North London private school's proposal to introduce a gender neutral uniform policy has sparked anger among alumni. Highgate School, which charges fees of £20,000 a year for secondary school years, is set to make the change for pupils questioning their gender identity. Under the proposal, girls' and boys' uniforms would be scrapped in favour of a mix-and-match policy. Currently, the school uniform policy allows girls to wear the grey pleated s... more »

Is the U.S. Air Force’s OA-X Light Attack Aircraft Really Going to Happen?

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * Will the program make it this time around? The Senate Armed Services Committee (SASC) has added $1.2 billion to the fiscal year 2018 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for the U.S. Air Force’s OA-X light attack/observation aircraft effort. The service will be conducting an experiment this summer to determine if such an aircraft would be useful to perform missions over permissive airspace in place of much more expensive and capable fourth and fifth-generation fighters. The Air Force is expected to test four different aircraft types including S... more »

The Trump Administration Wants Another Littoral Combat Ship (And More)

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * Change to the Navy's budget seem likely. The Trump Administration has submitted revisions to its fiscal year budget submissions to the U.S. Congress that revises some key U.S. Navy procurements. Under the revised request, the Pentagon would seek to cancel the Block I version of the Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet’s Infrared Search and Track (IRST) air-to-air sensor in favor of adopting the Block II variant. The Navy will also receive another Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) under the revised budget submission. The IRST program would be trimmed by about $10... more »

Why Abraham Lincoln is an icon for Republicans and Democrats alike

David Kaufer, Mellon Distinguished Professor of English, Carnegie Mellon University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 16 hours ago
After his assassination, Abraham Lincoln became a beacon of the United States presidency. Bethany Moslen/shutterstock.com During the 2016 Republican presidential primary, The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward and Robert Costa asked Donald Trump if he could be a “unifier” like Abraham Lincoln who expressed “‘Malice toward none, charity for all.’” Trump’s answer was surprising, but the fact that he was asked the question is not. Lincoln has evolved into an icon of presidential leadership for both sides of the aisle. In our book, “Memories of Lincoln and the Splintering of American Poli... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*A crude straight line pushed through the data may have its uses but it can also mask important changes* Below is such a graph But the graph below shows that a straight line misses a lot of detail The second graph, for instance shows rather clearly the big global warming hiatus of 1945 to 1975. Warmists however usually ignore all those "bumps" in the second graph and speak as if the straight line was all that happened. But even in the period covered by the first graph there is something that makes that graph largely invalid as a representation of recent temperature changes. ... more »

Too Many With Our Gifts Allow.....A Quotation from M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago
*Too many with our gifts allow ego to become the central terminal rather then the heart. Instead of using their gifts for the greatest good, they use if for personal gain. This is something to be cautious of. Do not forget that you are one of many. Each a link in a chain extending through eternity. All have been given a unique gift. Each add to the whole. Each contributes his talents. If the various talents can be combined, the power increases many times. A few can have a grand or good effect on many.* *© *M.N. Hopkins

No Einstein

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
The Trudeau government has spent a lot of effort trying to to stay on the good side of Donald Trump, fearing that he will rip up NAFTA. But a recent study concludes that Canada has less to fear from Trump than some believe. Tom Walkom writes: Written by economist Pierre Laliberté and research fellow Scott Sinclair, the study — entitled “What is the NAFTA advantage?” — says that even without the pact, trade barriers between Canada and the U.S. would be relatively minor. That’s because both countries adhere to rules set by the World Trade Organization that mandate minimal tariffs b... more »

Remaking Comey Testimony to Make Trump Look Bad

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 17 hours ago
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Germany passes new legislation to fine social media outlets who do not remove fake news.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
Courtesy of Business Insider: *Facebook, YouTube, and other social media firms will be fined up to €50 million (£43.9 million) by Germany if they fail to remove hate speech and other criminal content within 24 hours, BBC News reports. * *The new legislation, which applies to platforms with more than 2 million users, will come into effect in October after German MPs voted in favour of the Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz (NetzDG) law. * *"Our experience has shown that unfortunately, social media companies do not improve their procedures without political pressure," said Justice Minist... more »

World News Briefs -- July 3, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Islamic State cornered in Mosul as Iraq prepares victory celebrations* Islamic State fighters were battling to hold on to the last few streets under their control in the Old City of Mosul on Monday, in what looked like a hopeless last stand in their former stronghold. In fierce fighting, Iraqi army units forced the insurgents back, cornering them in a shrinking rectangle no more than 300 meters (yards) wide and 500 meters long by the Tigris river, according to a map published by the military media office. Smoke covered parts of the Old City, rocked by air strikes an...more »

Master Hsing Yun in the NYT *sigh*

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
*The coast....* Tomorrow I hope to have a post on *Democracy Challenged: The Chen Shui-bian Years*, an edited volume on the Chen years. But today.... *Hsing Yun, the political monk*: Last week Ian Johnson wrote a puff piece on Master Hsing Yun and Foguangshan for the NYTimes. Johnson is a respected China correspondent. The piece perfectly illustrates what I am constantly noting: that even the best China writers can't write about anything Taiwan. I wasn't even going to mention it, but Johnson responded thusly to a pro-Taiwan friend of mine who abused Hsing Yun on Facebook, saying: ... more »

Immigration, Religion and Population Growth - Where Is America Headed?

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 18 hours ago
Immigration has been a hot topic in the United States, particularly in the months leading up to and since the election in November 2016. Many of us have certain preconceived notions about the people groups that make up the majority of the immigrant population in each state; a recent publication by Bank of America Merrill Lynch includes a map that tells the real immigration story, a map that clearly outlines non-Christian religious affiliation and data that shows us where the United States is headed demographically speaking, an issue that will affect how the Washington of the future... more »

The humourless MSM versus the good-time Donald

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 18 hours ago
CNN's humourless response to its own built-in obsolesce is rather amusing. The post The humourless MSM versus the good-time Donald appeared first on The Duran.

Italy threatens to close its ports to ships that rescue migrants

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 18 hours ago
Italy's interior minister called on European countries to open their ports to migrant rescue ships. The post Italy threatens to close its ports to ships that rescue migrants appeared first on The Duran.

New poll shows the world is questioning Trump’s leadership ability

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 18 hours ago
Three quarters of those polled had little to no faith in US President Trump. The post New poll shows the world is questioning Trump’s leadership ability appeared first on The Duran.

Angela Merkel’s rival in German elections urges Chancellor to stand up to US President Trump

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 18 hours ago
Angela Merkel does not go far enough to counter comments about Germany by US president Trump. The post Angela Merkel’s rival in German elections urges Chancellor to stand up to US President Trump appeared first on The Duran.

Syrian Army rebuffs desperate ISIS counter-attack in east Hama

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:15 P.M.) – Elite formations of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) including the Desert Hawks Brigade and the Russian-trained, equipped and jointly commanded 5th Assault Corps have parried a desperate ISIS counter-attack in east Hama that began in the early hours of this morning. At dawn, whilst darkness still prevailed over the battlefield, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEOS: Syrian Army armour sniped twice in the same location by Islamist rebels in Jobar

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – Islamist rebels of the Faylaq al-Rahman militant group operating in the semi-besieged Jobar District of eastern Damascus have released video evidence of one of their anti-tank guided missile (ATGM) teams – using the US-built TOW system – scoring a frontal hit on a Syrian Arab Army (SAA) T-72 tank. What […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Sirijska vojska odbacuje neutemeljene optužbe o uporabi kemijskog oružja

Daniel Horvat at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEJRUT, LIBANON (7:45) – Sirijske oružane snage odbacile su tvrdnje o uporabi klorina u blizini Damaska, navodi agencija SANA pozivajući se na službenu objavu sirijske vojne komande. “Izvještaji o dotičnom slučaju izmišljeni su i neutemeljeni”, stoji u dokumentu. “Terorističke skupine namjerno propagiraju ove očite laži kako bi opravdali gubitke koje trpe u određenim područjima Sirije”. “Sirijska vojna […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Kurdish fighters overrun three ISIS villages in southern Raqqa countryside – Map update

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (12:00 P.M.) – This weekend, the Kurdish-led ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) advanced considerably along the southern bank of the Euphrates River, thereby wrestling control over three villages on the M4-highway leading to Deir Ezzor. According to an Al-Masdar News partner website with credible Kurdish sources, the SDF imposed full control over the villages […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

"VICE News on Evergreen State College: Pres. Bridges Stockholm Syndrome & Cult of Jamil Revealed"

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 18 hours ago
https://youtu.be/rTzRCefGfX0 Bullying, control and cowards at Evergreen College

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 3, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *RFE:* *Nuclear Powers Cut Weapons Numbers But Increase Modernization: Study* The number of nuclear weapons in the world is continuing to decline, but nations possessing such arsenals are modernizing their stockpile and are not likely to give them up for the foreseeable future, a new study says. Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) on July 3 said nine countries possessed about 4,150 operationally deployed nuclear weapons. If all nuclear weapons are counted, the figure comes to 14,935, down from 15,395 a year earlier, it said. *Rea... more »

Italy Threatens To Close Its Ports Warning That The Influx Of Migrants Into The Country Is Unsustainable

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*BBC*: *Europe migrant crisis: Italy threatens to close ports as ministers meet* Germany, France and Italy's interior ministers are to meet for crisis talks as Italy warns the influx of migrants into the country is unsustainable. Italy has threatened to close its ports and impound rescue ships run by aid agencies carrying people from Libya. It needs more support as people cross the Mediterranean from Africa in large numbers, the UN's refugee agency said. More than 500,000 migrants have passed through Italian ports since 2014, and numbers are on the rise again. *Read more* .... ... more »

Buzz Aldrin listening to Donald Trump trying to sound smart about space exploration represents us all.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
This is a bit of Trump's remarks about space today during his E.O. signing. Just listen (and watch Buzz Aldrin's face). pic.twitter.com/hrUFAUpptX — Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) June 30, 2017 Courtesy of HuffPo: Trump’s remarks began with the president’s usual boasting: *“We’re going to lead again like we never led before.” But he then appeared to claim all of space for the U.S., calling it the “next great American frontier.” * *Trump also referred to space “providing the security that we need to protect the American people.” And he sent Aldrin’s eyebrows shooting up when he adde... more »


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 19 hours ago
Infowars has posted as its top story today an invitation to watch live feed from the Oval office as Donald Trump attempts to start a third World War with a strike against Korea before Congress manages to wrest power back from him. http://edition.cnn.com/2017/07/01/politics/congress-trump-war-power/index.html “WATCH: TRUMP PREPARING POSSIBLE NORTH KOREAN STRIKE, CONTACTING JAPANESE & CHINESE LEADERS […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 19 hours ago
Trumpeltier dances… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93W0wD5UNp0 …in Saudi Arabia. And beside a wrestling ring… http://thenewdaily.com.au/news/world/2017/07/03/donald-trump-posts-cnn-wrestling-video/ … dives to the ground, does a host of acrobatics, theatrically mimicking fighting in a desperate attempt to catch our attention while looking as if a toupe is about to fall off. Personally, I’d rather watch something interesting – like a stalk of wheat grow millimetre by […]

Failures flock together: Kushner and Soros attend same Hamptons party while Trump performs bizarre wrestling dance for our diversion

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 19 hours ago
Imagine a room full of Theodekti’s, Theonike’s and others of similar ilk. Well, that is the kind of people you would have met along with Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump, George Soros and Charles Koch, who mingled together on Saturday at Washington Post editor Lally Weymouth’s Southampton home for champagne, cocktails, and fried chicken. Soros has […]

Set-Back For China's Space Program With Today's Failure Of A Heavy-Lift Rocket Launch That Failed In Flight

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Reuters*: *China's new heavy-lift rocket launch fails in flight* BEIJING (Reuters) - China's launch of a new heavy-lift rocket, the Long March-5 Y2, carrying what the government said was its heaviest ever satellite, failed on Sunday, official news agency Xinhua said. The same rocket type had been expected to take China's latest lunar probe to the Moon this year and to return with samples. It is not clear how the timetable for that mission could be affected by the failed launch. President Xi Jinping has prioritised advancing China's space programme to strengthen national security ... more »

A Comment On The Recent European Court of Justice Vaccine Injury Ruling

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
By Jennifer Horne-Roberts The Court of Justice of the European Union gave Judgment in a most important case concerning vaccine injury on 21 June 2017. Judgment in Case C-621/15 N.W and others-v- Sanofi Pasteur MSD and Others. See full text...

Shocking Statistic: 22% of Irish Schoolchildren Need Special Education

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
When will the world wake up to the tragedy happening in front of our collective eyes? Children unable to learn, to function - at all levels, not only autism and its iterations. 22% of Irish schoolchildren are in special education,...

U.S. Congress Supports The Establishment Of A U.S. Space Corp As The Sixth Branch Of The Armed Forces

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
The Independent: *US planning to create 'Space Corps' as sixth branch of armed forces* *Anger as opponents to move claim there was little time to protest against proposal.* The House Armed Services Committee has voted to create a US "Space Corps", which would become a new branch of the armed forces and incorporate the current space missions of the US Air Force. If the US Space Corps goes ahead, it would be the first new military service in the country since 1947. The move has caused consternation as committee members of the panel say they were only recently informed, giving them... more »

Living and Deading

Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 19 hours ago
Over the decades I have become used to hitting wildlife with a 4WD truck and accidentally deading (to misuse a Blue Bottle neologism – Goon show and all that) the animal. Not killing but deading. Similarly jumping out of a … Continue reading →

DUTERTE’S TRIUMPH: China hails “golden period” of relations with Philippines

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 20 hours ago
President Duterte's decision to approach China as a partner rather than an adversary has already paid off and it will help secure prosperity for Philippines in the long term future. The post DUTERTE’S TRIUMPH: China hails “golden period” of relations with Philippines appeared first on The Duran.

Mysterious illness tied to marijuana use on the rise in states with legal weed

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
We always knew that chronic use of marijuana is a bad idea, not least because of the obvious decline in ambition. This is similar to alcohol as well and simply confirms that all drug use needs to be measured and you must be sensitive to its real effects. While not cirrhosis of the liver, this effect is still pretty negative, but not obviously fatal. You really do not want to go there. Cannabis is best understood as an effective medicine to be applied against real issues such as chronic pain. Even then it needs to be minimized and somehow switched on and off if possible..... more »

An Anthropologist’s Theory on Shamanism and the Origins of Knowledge Completely Rewrites Our Understanding of DNA

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
What the world of spirit presents is a serious problem in the application of language. After all the word log nicely describe a trunk of any species of tree, while saying nothing about the roots and the branches. Yet we can actually see all that. Now the spirit world cannot be seen at all unless you undertake a long difficult training and even then vision is often fuzzy. Yet that same spirit world is physically real and part of the ocean of Dark Matter we swim through. Worse, we all are spirit and our spirit information density is millions of times greater tha... more »

Large Upright 'Coyote' - Southeastern Oklahoma

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
Because there is a place to land reports, we are getting plenty of them. We are well past fifty and shall easily reach a couple of hundred. This is another giant sloth again and it is getting too comfortable around this particular site. High risk of an ambush attack. At least she got a good look and picked up on the long hand claws. This is a very dangerous situation and i would never relax on the porch here. The woods need to be knocked back or better yet they need to be groomed to well above head height.. . *Large Upright 'Coyote' - Southeastern Oklahoma... more »

Kolbrin - Book of Scrolls - Chpt 31 - Marriage song

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
Rather interesting item. It specifically extols the one god and could apply to a newly christian community. In practice this whole mass of materiel makes no mention of serious secondary Gods and suggests that Monotheism was central to Egyptian thought as well. Certainly the Hebrew Bible says as much and this is likely source material to that. This material also does carry information from before the Pleistocene Nonconformity when an understanding of GOD would match mine. This is no Greek or Norse Mythos at all. I would like to see an open scholarly debate on all this. I s... more »

Grenfell Tower fire: No prosecutions for subletting of flats, government promises - why the hell not?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
The BBC triumphantly reports that: 'Legal guidance telling prosecutors not to bring charges for subletting given the "public interest" in identifying the victims has been issued by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Alison Saunders.' I wonder how many illegal sublets were operating in Grenfell Tower. I wonder how many illegal sublets are operating across the whole country? Answers to the above questions might lead people to wonder how many illegal immigrants are living in this country, the answer probably being well above five million people.

The Value of Sports

LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
My grandson (8) plays baseball in the Pinto League. I'm a big fan, naturally, even though it's been very warm at the games. My sense is that if he can be out there playing, I can sit in the heat, watch and cheer. My son-in-law started off on the sidelines and is now coaching the kids. I'm proud of him as well. There is a lot of parental pressure on teams to do well and it lands squarely on the shoulders of the coaches. On Sunday, July 2, they won the Southeast Region Sectional Championship. Next week, begins the final play-offs for the "World Series", which will be played in San M... more »

The World Is Questioning President's Trump's Leadership

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*PEW Research*:* U.S. Image Suffers as Publics Around World Question Trump’s Leadership* *America still wins praise for its people, culture and civil liberties* Although he has only been in office a few months, Donald Trump’s presidency has had a major impact on how the world sees the United States. Trump and many of his key policies are broadly unpopular around the globe, and ratings for the U.S. have declined steeply in many nations. According to a new Pew Research Center survey spanning 37 nations, a median of just 22% has confidence in Trump to do the right thing when it comes ... more »

Quote of the Day: On bludging sailors and subsidised Cups

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 22 hours ago
*“It’s starting to look as if Grant Dalton is well-named, because he’s after another one. A grant. A handout. A reach-around from taxpayer to pocket -- the pocket being his and his colleagues, the lever to extract the dosh being the fear “we” may not have [an] America’s Cup [defence… “Because his America’s Cup programme is looking increasing like it’s just welfare for well-fed sailors. “If he and his colleagues want to run another challenge, then I suggest they approach a few of those businessmen and women who can be heard saying the America’s Cup would be “good for the e... more »

VIDEO: Kurdish PKK militants slaughter 7 Turkish soldiers in brutal ambush

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – Armed militants of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) have carried out a deadly ambush against soldiers of the Turkish Army, killing seven in total. The attack took place in the mountainous landscape of Turkey’s Şemdinli region well over two weeks ago on June 14. The disclosure of footage and information […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIS releases info-graphic on June suicide bombing rampages in Syria and Iraq

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 A.M.) – The ISIS terrorist group has, via its Amaq media front, published an info-graphic on all of the suicide bombing operations it has carried out in the month of June between Syria and Iraq. The info-graphic is exceptionally detailed, presenting the specific number of suicide bombings directed against each anti-ISIS faction and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian military rejects ‘baseless’ allegations of chemical weapons use

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:45 A.M.) – The Syrian armed forces on Saturday rejected “baseless” accusations of using chlorine against militants near Damascus, the SANA news agency reported citing a statement from the Syrian military command. “The reports on this matter are fabricated and totally baseless,” the document reads. “Terrorist groups deliberately disseminate this obvious lies to justify […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army restarts offensive to capture Iraqi crossing from US-backed rebels: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) restarted their offensive near the Al-Tanf Crossing on Saturday, seeking to drive members of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) out of the country. Backed by Hezbollah and Hashd Al-Sha’abi (Iraqi paramilitary), the Syrian Arab Army’s 5th Corps attacked the US-backed rebels in the southeastern countryside […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Israel: Former PM Ehud Olmert freed from prison on parole

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:50 A.M.) – Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was freed from the Maasiyahu prison, near Tel Aviv, Sunday, after being granted parole from a 27-month corruption sentence. Olmert was elected prime minister in 2006 and served as such until 2009 when he resigned. In February 2016 he was imprisoned after being convicted of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIL accuses US of killing 52 civilians in Raqqa

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:40 A.M.) – The Islamic State’s (ISIL) official media wing accused the U.S. Coalition of killing a large number of civilians over the last seven days in the provincial capital of Al-Raqqa. According to Al-‘Amaq (ISIL’s media wing), at least 52 civilians were killed and another 158 others were wounded by the U.S. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

If The "Thucydides Trap" Is Real, Is A U.S. - China War Inevitable?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*David Ignatius, RCW/Washington Post*: *Is War Between a Rising China and a Dominant America Inevitable?* WASHINGTON -- Let's imagine a Chinese "applied history" project, similar to the one at Harvard's Belfer Center that helped spawn Professor Graham Allison's widely discussed book "Destined for War." Allison's historical analysis led him to posit a "Thucydides Trap" and the danger (if not inevitability) of war between a rising China and a dominant America, like the ancient conflict between Athens and Sparta chronicled by the Greek historian Thucydides. A study by the Belfer Cent... more »

Ukrainian Soldiers Are Committing Suicides At A Staggering Rate

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Members of the Ukrainian armed forces prepare a weapon at their position located near the town of Horlivka, north of Donetsk, Ukraine, June 6, 2015. REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko *Mikhail Klikushin, Observer:* *Why Are So Many Ukrainian Soldiers Committing Suicide?* *The ratio of combat to non-combat fatalities is staggering.* Sooner or later, Ukraine’s war against two Russia-supported separatist regions will be over, Ukrainian Minister for Interior Arsen Avakov writes in Ukrainskaya Pravda. However, he believes the multitude of problems the war created are here to stay. The “Strate... more »

After 23 Years at the Helm of Benedict, Swinton’s Retirement Merely a Break

cmaadmin at Diverse - 23 hours ago
Following Dr. David Holmes Swinton’s retirement last week as president of 141-year-old Benedict College, he and his wife, Patricia, are taking a long, 45-day vacation.

Benedict College Taps Roslyn Clark Artis to Become Its Next Leader

cmaadmin at Diverse - 23 hours ago
Dr. Roslyn Clark Artis is making history as the first woman to lead Benedict College in Columbia, S.C. as she follows Dr. David Holmes Swinton, who officially retired from his post last week after 23 years on the job.

"The Truth..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago

"JFK's Executive Order 11100 Abolishing the Federal Reserve"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
"JFK's Executive Order 11100 Abolishing the Federal Reserve" by John P. Curran “Article 1, Section 8 of the US Constitution specifically says that Congress is the only body that can "coin money and regulate the value thereof." The US Constitution has never been amended to allow anyone other than Congress to coin and regulate currency. So what’s the Federal Reserve? In 1910 Senator Nelson Aldrich, then Chairman of the National Monetary Commission, in collusion with representatives of the European central banks, devised a plan to pressure and deceive Congress into enacting legislation... more »

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Gulf row: Qatar is given a further 48 hours to agree to demands https://t.co/TNYwi2Noxt — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) July 3, 2017 "Russia and China have begun naval exercises in the Baltic Sea" https://t.co/jV6UfvOlhd — Jacek Saryusz-Wolski (@JSaryuszWolski) July 3, 2017 US warship sails close to disputed Chinese-claimed island in South China Sea.https://t.co/jxTGWbNnyn pic.twitter.com/wqI2pMdZbn — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) July 3, 2017 Italy urges EU ports to take migrants as pressure builds https://t.co/2oGJq8IP5M by @ellaafp pic.twitter.com/IYfsg1o971 — AFP news agency (... more »

Even The NYTimes Retraction On 17 Intel Agencies Is A Lie

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 2, 2017 Infowars reporter David Knight talks about news outlet CNN was hit with a proverbial body slam by President Donald Trump Sunday in a tweet that has gone mega- viral. end

Israel’s Lieberman Backs Attacks Against Syrian Army

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 2, 2017 The Israeli minister of military affairs has defended the regime’s recent attacks on Syrian army positions in the Golan Heights. Avigdor Lieberman said the Israeli army would continue its attacks more forcefully in the future. He was referring to Tel Aviv’s air raids in Quneitra countryside over the past two […]

China Sends Warships, Fighter Jets To Intercept US Destroyer In South China Sea

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
China Sends Warships, Fighter Jets To Intercept US Destroyer In South China Sea by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com Just days before Trump’s meeting with the Chinese president in Hamburg later this week for the G-20 summit, the Trump administration sent a guided-missile destroyer near Triton Island in the South China Sea, Bloomberg reported, a move “which may […]

Washington Has Been At War For 16 Years: Why?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Washington Has Been At War For 16 Years: Why? by Paul Craig Roberts, http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/ For sixteen years the US has been at war in the Middle East and North Africa, running up trillions of dollars in expenses, committing untold war crimes, and sending millions of war refugees to burden Europe, while simultaneously claiming that Washington cannot afford […]

US and Israeli Collusion for Escalated War on Syria?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
US and Israeli Collusion for Escalated War on Syria? by Stephen Lendman, http://www.globalresearch.ca/ The fundamental goals of both countries are regime change and destroying Syrian sovereignty. They partner in each other’s wars. – Both seek regional hegemony, wanting independent Syria and Iran transformed into pro-Western vassal states, their hydrocarbon resources looted, their people subjugated, their countries balkanized […]

Lynette Zang: Market Crash Coming – Insiders Run – Next Market Meltdown Means Frozen Financial System

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Lynette Zang: Market Crash Coming – Insiders Run – Next Market Meltdown Means Frozen Financial System by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release) Market analyst Lynette Zang has deep Wall Street experience and is starting to see a worse setup than just before the 2008 market meltdown. Zang explains, “The dollar is weak. All that is dog and […]

‘Clear Violation of Sovereignty’: Journalist on IDF Hitting Syria for 5th Time in a Week

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 1, 2017 Israel says it has struck a Syrian military position, in response to stray fire from over the border. The IDF reportedly hit an artillerly battery in the Syrian-controlled section of the Golan Heights. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/8gql end

New York Times Makes 1st Retraction on Russia Coverage

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jun 30, 2017 The New York Times pulled an article it ran about Russia’s alleged interference in the 2016 US presidential election. Earlier in the week, news broadcaster CNN landed in hot water amid accusations that it trumped up its post-election coverage for the sake of ratings. RT America’s Alexey Yaroshevsky has more. […]

The End of CNN?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 1, 2017 Another CNN producer has been caught on tape making revealing statements about employees at the network and their liberal views. end

The U.S. Navy Is Reluctant To Reveal How Much Its New Aircraft Carriers Will Cost

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77). World Military Forum *War Is Boring*: *The U.S. Navy Isn’t Revealing How Much Its New Carriers Really Cost* Congressional watchdog calls out the Navy for its lack of independent cost estimates. The U.S. Navy has learned a lot of lessons trying to develop its next generation aircraft carrier. The trouble is, as a report by the Government Accountability Office mentions, the Navy is so far refusing to put these lessons into practice, and the taxpayers end up paying the price. The GAO recently released the report detaili... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Connecting A Pogo Stick* Aviation ordnance sailors connect a "pogo stick" to an MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter during an ammunition offload aboard the aircraft carrier USS Dwight D. Eisenhower in the Atlantic Ocean, June 21, 2017. Navy photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Nathan T. Beard *WNU Editor*: The above picture is from this photo gallery .... *Eisenhower Sailors Transfer Ammunition *(US Department of Defense)

Throwing Away Jobs Under the Paris Climate Accord

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. at An Objectivist Individualist - 1 day ago
Obama deposited about $1 billion in the Green Climate Fund for less developed nations as part of an initial U.S. payment of $3 billion he had scheduled under the Paris Climate Accord without authorization from Congress. This unauthorized $1 billion was the equivalent of throwing away 20,000 American jobs at $50,000 per job. Had he managed to pilfer the full $3 billion, he would have destroyed 60,000 American jobs. It gets worse. The U.S. obligation for the Green Climate Fund under the Paris Climate Accord not authorized by the Senate as required by the U.S. Constitution was supp... more »

Time to Say Goodbye to Afghanistan

Amitai Etzioni at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Amitai Etzioni* *Security, Middle East* [image: Afghan National Army (ANA) officers stand at attention during a training exercise at the Kabul Military Training Centre in Afghanistan October 7, 2015.] In a few weeks, Trump may be the third president to attach his name to the war. The window during which President Donald Trump can extricate U.S. forces from the mess in Afghanistan and blame his predecessors for the calamity is rapidly closing. A few more weeks, another surge, and he will be the third president to be saddled with this war; it will become his. The move to allow th... more »

America's 5 Worst Presidents Ever

Robert W. Merry at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Robert W. Merry* *History, * Who would you pick? In the spring of 2006, midway through George W. Bush’s second presidential term, Princeton historian Sean Wilentz published a piece in *Rolling Stone* that posed a provocative question: Was Bush the worst president ever? He said the best-case scenario for Bush was "colossal historical disgrace’’ and added: "Many historians are now wondering whether Bush, in fact, will be remembered as the very worst president in all of American history." The Wilentz assessment was probably a bit premature. It is difficult to judge any president’... more »

Why the M-60 Is One of America's Most Feared Machine Guns

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Asia* The versatile, quick-firing weapon became one of the iconic weapons of the Vietnam War. The time was early 1967, the place a crowded square over a body of water on a narrow bridge in downtown Saigon. A 19-year-old American Army gun jeep commander in the 199th Light Infantry Brigade stood at his post in the rear of the vehicle. Both he and the driver wore .45-caliber pistols and carried M16 rifles. Besides the pistols and rifles, the Americans also had an M79 grenade launcher on the floorboards of the jeep, covered with heavy sandbags in ... more »

"The World Is Now $217,000,000,000,000 In Debt And The Global Elite Like It That Way"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The World Is Now $217,000,000,000,000 In Debt * *And The Global Elite Like It That Way"* By Michael Snyder "The borrower is the servant of the lender, and through the mechanism of government debt virtually the entire planet has become the servants of the global money changers. Politicians love to borrow money, but over time government debt slowly but surely impoverishes a nation. As the elite get governments around the globe in increasing amounts of debt, those governments must raise taxes in order to keep servicing those debts. In the end, it is all about taking money from us an... more »

Saudi Arabia’s Next King Has Launched A Crackdown On Dissent

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Wall Street Journal*: *Saudi Arabia Moves to Silence Deposed Prince, Dissidents* *Royal court limits movements of Mohammed bin Nayef, infiltrates social-media accounts of activists and religious figures.* The new heir to Saudi Arabia’s throne has launched a crackdown on dissent in recent weeks, attempting to silence activists and critical clerics as well as his deposed predecessor, according to U.S. and Saudi officials familiar with the events. King Salman upended Saudi Arabia’s succession order last month by naming his 31-year-old son, Mohammed bin... more »


DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
I don't know anyone outside of Wisconsin who identified Paul Ryan as the national danger he is before I did. Really. Long before Paul Krugman ever mentioned Ryan, *DWT* was already turning up the volume on the alarm signal. He was chosen as the fresh face of an old evil. We knew we had to help stop him. The DCCC and the rest of the venal DC Democratic establishment didn't agree... and enabled him. Blue America has been working for almost a decade-- sometimes with others, sometimes all alone-- trying to recruit a candidate to beat Ryan in his swing district that Pelosi's DCCC had d... more »

The 12 baseless claims that form Russiagate

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 1 day ago
Examination of the evidence for every one of the 12 claims made about Russiagate shows that they are untrue. The post The 12 baseless claims that form Russiagate appeared first on The Duran.

ISIS flattened by Russian retaliation airstrikes in Deir Ezzor

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:55 A.M.) – Last night the Russian Aerospace Forces (RuAF) carried a series bombardment sorties in and around the strategic city of Deir Ezzor. Russian airpower targeted ISIS positions and rally points in the Huwyqah and Al-Kannamat Districts of the city of Deir Ezzor and at the villages of Al-Hussiniyah and Al-Salhiyah in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Iranian military holds naval drills in Caspian Sea: video

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:10 A.M.) – Iran’s Navy staged on Sunday the first part of a five-day military manoeuvre codenamed ‘Power and Sustainable Security 96’ in the Caspian Sea. Commander of the Northern Fleet and the Navy’s 4th Zone, Captain Ahmadreza Bagheri, made the announcement on Sunday, stating that the naval drill would be carried out in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army seizes Israeli equipment supplied to Al-Qaeda in the Golan Heights

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) foiled another major assault by the Al-Qaeda linked rebels in the Golan Heights this past weekend, seizing a large cache of equipment supplied by Israel in the process. According to the Golani Regiment of the National Defense Forces (NDF), the Syrian Arab Army seized Israeli […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russia, Iran, Turkey meet before Syrian peace conference

The representatives of Russia, Turkey and Iran, which are peace underwriters in Syria, will hold a working group meeting in Astana on Monday, before the international meeting on the situation in Syria scheduled for July 4 in Kazakhstan’s capital. The meeting will focus on further cooperation of the parameters of the four de-escalation zones on […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syria: SAA breaks through Ayn Tarma defensive line

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:25 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) battled against militants in Damascus on Sunday, reportedly breaking through their defensive line in the suburb of Ayn Tarma. As a result of their advance, Sunday, the Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard managed to capture much of ‘Ayn Tarma’s southern quarter. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Tremors of Controversy Rock Southern University

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Administration and alumni officials at Louisiana’s Southern University have gone into a major damage control mode in the wake of a series of developments in the last month that have rattled the institution and upset and stirred concern among its base of supporters.

University of Missouri Credit Outlook Downgraded to Negative

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
COLUMBIA, Mo. — A major financial ratings agency has downgraded the University of Missouri system’s credit outlook from stable to negative, citing enrollment declines on the flagship campus in Columbia and declining state revenue. Moody’s Investor Services on Thursday also affirmed the university’s Aa1 credit rating, the second highest rating possible. Moody’s said the university’s […]

Oklahoma University Reverses Course on Chapel Cross, Bibles

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
ADA, Okla. — The president of East Central University in Oklahoma is reversing a decision to remove Bibles and crosses from its on-campus chapel. ECU President Katricia Pierson said in a statement posted on the school’s website Friday that the public university in Ada, about 65 miles (104 kilometers) southeast of Oklahoma City, “moved too […]

University of Oregon Fraternity Suspended 1 Year for Hazing

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon has suspended a fraternity for one year after it was caught hazing in the spring. The Register-Guard reports the hazing involved intentional embarrassment, physical activity as punishment and coerced use of alcohol and marijuana. University officials determined the Chi Psi chapter had violated the student conduct code and […]

Man Held in Chinese Scholar’s Kidnapping was Grad Student

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
CHICAGO — The 28-year-old Illinois man charged with kidnapping a Chinese scholar now believed to be dead was among a select few admitted to the University of Illinois’ highly competitive physics graduate program in 2013. Brendt Allen Christensen originally planned to earn a doctorate degree, but told his graduate adviser in 2016 he had changed […]

Arizona Regents to Offer In-state Tuition to Some Immigrants

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
PHOENIX — Public universities in Arizona said Thursday they will keep providing in-state tuition for young immigrants who came to the U.S. at an early age despite a recent court decision that threw it in doubt. Young immigrants clad in bright yellow shirts emblazoned with “Protect In-State Tuition for DACA Students” stood closely together holding […]


Oberon at GlobaLove Think Tank - 1 day ago

The Qatar Crisis -- News Updates July 2, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters*:* Gulf deadline to resolve Qatar rift approaches* DUBAI/DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar faces possible further sanctions by Arab states that have severed ties with Doha over allegations of links to terrorism, as a deadline to accept their demands is expected to expire on Sunday night. Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said the demands were made to be rejected, adding that the Arab ultimatum was aimed not at tackling terrorism but at curtailing his country's sovereignty. State news agency QNA reported that he would inform the ruler of Kuwait, a neut... more »

War is Sorrow and Tears

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Compelling story by this woman who refuses to leave the war zone in eastern Ukraine as they are attacked by the Kiev government installed by the US in 2014. Currently the US-NATO are arming and training the National Guard to attack their fellow Ukrainians who live near the border with Russia. The US wants to destabilize Moscow and is using this proxy war and the western media demonization of Putin to build hatred against Russia. The western bankers want to break Russia into smaller countries so the oil corporations can take control of the vast Russian border as the Arctic Sea me... more »

Israel's Defense Minister Warns Syria: 'Don't Test Us'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
IDF tanks are seen along the Golan Heights border with Syria. (photo credit:REUTERS) *Jerusalem Post:** Israeli Defense Minister to Syria: 'Don't test us'* *Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman had stern words for Syria after spillover from the Syrian Civil war landed in Israeli territory for the fifth time in one week.* Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman warned Israel’s northern neighbors on Sunday not to test the Jewish State’s patience on after numerous errant mortars struck Israel over the past week. “We have no intention of entering any conflict, but I advise our neighbor... more »

What Will Be The U.S. Strategy And Policy In Iraq And Syria Once The Islamic State Has Been Defeated?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*L.A. Times*: *'The closer we get, the more complex it gets.' White House struggles on strategy as Islamic State nears defeat in Iraq and Syria* With American-backed ground forces poised to recapture Mosul in Iraq and Raqqah in Syria, Islamic State’s de facto capitals, U.S. commanders are confident they soon will vanquish the militant group from its self-declared caliphate after three years of fighting. But the White House has yet to define strategy for the next step in the struggle to restore stability in the region, including key decisions about safe zones, reconstruction, nasce... more »

X22 Report, “Economic Alert, It Has Begun, The Collapse Is Spreading State By State”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
X22 Report, “Economic Alert, It Has Begun, The Collapse Is Spreading State By State” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bHzS1G8bBO8

Musical Interlude: Gov't Mule, "Soulshine"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Gov't Mule, "Soulshine" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijsritrkiAA

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“It's stars versus dust in the Carina Nebula and the stars are winning. More precisely, the energetic light and winds from massive newly formed stars are evaporating and dispersing the dusty stellar nurseries in which they formed. Located in the Carina Nebula and known informally as Mystic Mountain, these pillar's appearance is dominated by the dark dust even though it is composed mostly of clear hydrogen gas. *Click image for larger size.* Dust pillars such as these are actually much thinner than air and only appear as mountains due to relatively small amounts of opaque interstellar... more »

"All of Us Here On This Spinning Blue World"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"All of Us Here On This Spinning Blue World"* "Let's not plan too much or expect or promise or say how much or how little or outline how things must be or how they must not be. All of us here on this beautiful spinning blue world, let's just love each other from one millisecond to the next as much as we can." - A. J. Constance

"What A Privilege!"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Whatever your fate is, whatever the hell happens, you say, “This is what I need.” It may look like a wreck, but go at it as though it were an opportunity, a challenge. If you bring love to that moment- not discouragement- you will find the strength there. Any disaster you can survive is an improvement in your character, your stature, and your life. What a privilege! This is when the spontaneity of your own nature will have a chance to flow. Then, when looking back at your life, you will see that the moments which seemed to be great failures, followed by wreckage, were the incident... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Magdalena, New Mexico, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"It Is Our Fate..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Well, it is our fate to live in a time of crisis. To live in a time when all forms and values are being challenged. In other and more easy times, it was not, perhaps, necessary for the individual to confront himself with a clear question: What is it that you really believe? What is it that you really cherish? What is it for which you might, actually, in a showdown, be willing to die? I say, with all the reticence which such large, pathetic words evoke, that one cannot exist today as a person – one cannot exist in full consciousness – without having to have a showdown with one’s sel...more »

Working on Next Newsletter

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
I started in earnest yesterday working on the GN's next newsletter. I always dread the job because there is so much information that I've saved since the last *Space Alert *was published. But once I get rolling doing the 'Odds & Ends' section which are important short bits (what I call toilet reading) the energy cranks up. I love going through various space related articles and picking out things I want others to know about - things that help give people a slight view of where the whole space industry is taking the people of our planet. And just as important are the peaceniks ... more »

New Video : Erasing The Satellite Data

Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: ? ? Tony Heller has a must watch video on the latest RSS pause busting shenaigans. ? Well worth a bookmark

Don't Get Suckered By More Republicans Pretending To Run For Office As Democrats

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Kellen Squire (Confused-VA) claims he's a Democrat & that his brand of Blue Dogism will save the party-- and that Bernie is "goofier than a pet goat"* Rob Bell is about as far right as Republicans in Virginia get-- and that's pretty far right. And, so is his General Assembly district-- VA-58, which includes Greene County (Trump 62.5%; Hillary 30.8%) and parts of Albemarle, Fluvanna and Rockingham Counties, but neither Grounds nor the City of Charlottesville. He's been in the House of Delegates since 2001, reelected every 2 years. Generally, Democrats don't even bother challenging h... more »

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