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Thursday, July 6, 2017

6 July - Blogs I'm Following 1 of 2

11:34 pm MDT

A Russian View On The U.S. Media's Coverage Of Putin And Trump

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 minutes ago
*Joshua Yaffa, New Yorker:* *The U.S. Media’s Murky Coverage of Putin and Trump* As James Clapper, the former director of National Intelligence, put it, Watergate “pales” in comparison to the current political scandal surrounding the White House. For the past six months, the U.S. media has followed the story of Russia’s interference in the 2016 Presidential election—and the question of possible collusion between figures close to Donald Trump and the Kremlin—with vigor, intensity, and the deployment of an extraordinary amount of newsroom resources. In advance of Trump and Putin’s f... more »

"The Most Honest Three Minutes In Television History"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 33 minutes ago
*STRONG LANGUAGE ALERT* "The Most Honest Three Minutes In Television History" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGa57az2VqY Hat tip to Jim Quinn, “The Burning Platform”

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 37 minutes ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* Members of the Iraqi army run away from a suspected ISIS Chlorine attack (Al Jazeera) *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from this photo gallery .... *The final push: Retaking Mosul from ISIL* (Al Jazeera).

Elite’s Sinister Agenda to Normalize and Decriminalize Pedophilia

Joachim Hagopian at American Empire Exposed - 48 minutes ago
“Some psychiatric leaders who were instrumental in removing homosexuality from the American Psychiatric Association’s list of mental disorders in 1973 have been fighting to remove pedophilia as a disorder as well, not to justify the abuse of children but rather to say that being sexually attracted to children is not a mental disorder.” Michael L. Brown, author of *A Queer Thing Happened to America* The first chapter of this book alluded to how the psychiatric field utilized its late... more »

In Poland, Trump Cites Faith as Key to Ending “Wicked” Communism

Alex Newman at rss - 1 hour ago
[image: in-poland-trump-cites-faith-as-key-to-ending-wicked-communism] During his stop in Poland this week ahead of the G-20 summit, President Donald Trump slammed communism as a “cruel” and “wicked” system that sought to crush the Polish people's freedom, faith, history, identity, and even humanity. But despite the murderous tyranny that enslaved the nation for so long, Trump said the communist butchers were unable to crush their faith in God — and that crying out to Him was ultimately the key to restoring freedom in Poland.

The Qatar Crisis -- News Updates July 6-7, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*The Guardian:* *Qatar crisis: four Arab states vow fresh economic and political sanctions* Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Bahrain says initial list of 13 demands would be replaced with fresh measures The four Arab states leading the boycott against Qatar said late on Thursday that Doha’s refusal of their demands to resolve a Gulf diplomatic crisis was proof of its links to terrorist groups and that they would enact new measures against it. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain released a joint statement carried by their state media saying ... more »

Peter W. Smith-- Beyond The Collusion, The BIG Question Is: How Did Smith Die?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*-by Helen Klein* As Rachel Maddow says, the news delivers a new bombshell every day, and it’s hard to keep up. Last week’s explosive revelation concerned Peter W. Smith and his role in potential Russia-Trump collusion during the campaign. Shane Harris interviewed Smith for the *Wall Street Journal* and soon after, Smith suddenly turned up dead. So far, no one knows how. Here is a brief refresher on who Peter W. Smith is, or was, and why he has come into prominence in the Trump-Russia affair. Last week, the *WSJ* had a shocking expose by Shane Harris revealing efforts by a Repub... more »

The Media Blitz Before The Trump - Putin Meeting Is Now In Full Swing

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*ABC News: **Trump, Putin set for high-stakes 1st meeting* President Trump and members of his national security team will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin tomorrow at the G-20 summit in Germany, in what is sure to be a high-stakes first meeting between the two leaders. An administration official told ABC News that the only attendees for the meeting will be Trump, Putin, Secretary of State Tillerson, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov and two translators and it is expected to last just over 30 minutes. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* I like the summary that Zero Hedge provid... more »

Report: International Student Yield for U.S. Colleges Holds Steady

cmaadmin at Diverse - 2 hours ago
Despite fears that international students might stay away from the U.S. because of President Donald Trump’s proposed travel ban, which has been partially permitted pending Supreme Court review, that doesn’t appear to be happening this fall, a new survey has found.

CCNY, UTEP Team Up to Increase Hispanic Faculty in STEM

cmaadmin at Diverse - 2 hours ago
City College of New York and the University of Texas at El Paso have joined forces in an effort to increase the number of Hispanic faculty in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs at higher education institutions.

Students of Color Near 74 Percent of U. of California’s Fall Freshman Class

cmaadmin at Diverse - 2 hours ago
If you want to see what diversity might look like in the future, just go to the campuses of the University of California come September.

Lawsuits Rain on DeVos Over Delayed Student Loan Protections

cmaadmin at Diverse - 2 hours ago
Two advocacy groups and 19 state attorneys general slammed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos with separate lawsuits that seek to force DeVos to scrap plans to delay enforcement of an Obama era rule meant to protect student loan borrowers from predatory colleges.

University of Arkansas Won’t Sell Alcohol Despite Approval

cmaadmin at Diverse - 2 hours ago
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — University of Arkansas doesn’t plan on selling alcohol at intercollegiate sporting events despite state-issued alcohol permits taking effect. Alcoholic Beverage Control Division Director Mary Casteel tells the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that large-attendance facility permits for concessionaire Levy Premium Foodservice LP to sell alcohol were approved last month and took effect Saturday. University spokesman […]

Student Group Sues College in Michigan Over Speech Policy

cmaadmin at Diverse - 2 hours ago
CLINTON TOWNSHIP, Mich. — A conservative nonprofit student group at a community college in southeastern Michigan has sued the school, saying its policy of requiring permission for public speech violates members’ First Amendment rights. Attorneys representing Turning Point USA say the Macomb Community College chapter is challenging the school’s expressive activity policy in a federal […]

Report: No Easy Alternative for UNC Center for Civil Rights

cmaadmin at Diverse - 2 hours ago
RALEIGH, N.C. — A committee studying alternative paths for a University of North Carolina center that offers legal help to the poor found no options that would allow the center to continue the full breadth of its work while also satisfying conservatives who oppose how it operates. The committee appointed by the chancellor of the […]

Maryland Outlaws Scholarship Displacement by Public Colleges

cmaadmin at Diverse - 2 hours ago
OWINGS MILL, Md. — Again and again, college financial aid offices would frustrate Jan Wagner and Michele Waxman Johnson. As executives of Central Scholarship, a nonprofit in Owings Mills that provides scholarships and interest-free loans to Maryland students, they would award a student money and a university would reduce that student’s financial aid by the […]

Climate Compilation Part I Temperatures

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 2 hours ago
Background When first investigating the global warming/climate change issue (beginning around the Copenhagen COP in 2008), my interest arose from reading various claims repeated ad nauseum without any other viewpoints expressed. Searching on the web revealed that indeed other researchers had different, sometimes nuanced and sometime outright contradictory findings. In 2015 while signing up on […]

U.S. Secretary of State Tillerson: Trump And Putin To Seek Common Ground On Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*AFP/Al Arabiya*:* US plans to explore possibility of joint work with Russia on Syria* The US State Department said on Thursday that Washington plans to explore the possibility of joint mechanisms with Russia to secure stability in Syria during talks this week. Meanwhile, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Thursday Moscow was seeking to clarify a claim by his US counterpart that Washington is ready to work together to set up “no-fly zones” in Syria. “We have asked, but we haven't got an answer to the question of what no-fly zones are envisioned because there has never be... more »

Can Congress pressure the White House on human rights?

Sarah Snyder, Associate Professor, American University School of International Service at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 3 hours ago
In June, the Senate tried to block a US$500 million arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Saudi intervention in Yemen’s civil war has produced high numbers of civilian casualties, human rights abuses and a humanitarian crisis. The White House’s decision to sell arms to the Saudis is just one indication that the Trump administration may be downgrading U.S. support for human rights. In May, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson suggested that only in some cases should the United States “condition” its policy based on how countries “treat people.” The congressional effort to stop the Saudi deal w... more »

Is Trump actually popular in Poland?

Brian Porter-Szücs, Professor of History, University of Michigan at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 3 hours ago
As Donald Trump began speaking in Warsaw at noon on July 6, I was sitting in my apartment a few blocks away. Police helicopters kept buzzing past my building, and nearly all the main streets were blocked off. A government-sponsored “picnic” was being staged in a field near the National Stadium to celebrate Trump’s visit, and supporters of the ruling party had been bused in. That sort of artificial display of enthusiasm is necessary because Trump is definitely not popular here. This visit has sparked familiar stories about Poland being the most pro-American country in Europe. CNN... more »

Nuclear Experimentation – Collectivism Over Common Sense

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Ethan Smith* - Initiating change is actually quite easy for individuals, it is the fear of change we find most difficult. The post Nuclear Experimentation – Collectivism Over Common Sense appeared first on Waking Times.

X22 Report, “Countries Are Now Moving To Nationalize Their Private Western Central Bank”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
X22 Report, “Countries Are Now Moving To Nationalize Their Private Western Central Bank” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWDVE2rBa1Y

Neil H, “Beyond The Storm Into Light”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
Neil H, “Beyond The Storm Into Light” "Echoes from the Mist" was inspired by dreams and journeys, past and future – to move on and create your own destiny in life. The album contains ten songs each with its own story, journey and connection, using natural sounds of bird life, wind through the trees and thunder storms. Instrument samples include flute, piano, guitar, strings and choir. "Echoes from the Mist" is a restful and inspirational album." - https://www.youtube.com/

Angela Merkel finally got that handshake photo with Trump. Not sure it was worth it.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 3 hours ago
AWKWARD!So this is the photo making the rounds from Trump's meeting with Merkel today. I am not sure why they both appear surprised. (Maybe Trump thought he was grabbing something else.) You can see in this video that Merkel had to work several moments to get Trump to take her hand. As it turns out this is a meeting that almost did not happen due to a completely dysfunction White House. Courtesy of Buzzfeed: *White House officials apparently waited too long to book accommodations for President Trump, leaving him without a hotel in Hamburg, Germany, as world leaders converge for... more »

Here's Why the U.S. Army Won't Be Using Glocks

Matthew Moss, Task and Purpose at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Matthew Moss, Task and Purpose* *Security, * Despite its popularity, it didn’t make the cut. A newly released report just shed light on why Glock lost its protest against Sig Sauer, providing fresh insight into the U.S. Army’s selection for the Modular Handgun System contract. According to the report from the U.S. Government Accountability Office, Glock lodged its protest Feb. 24, citing three main reasons: U.S. Army Material Command did not properly evaluate its proposal; the second downselect phase of the testing program was not carried out; and finally, Sig Sauer’s XM17 entr... more »

China's Submarine Dream (And Nightmare for the U.S. Navy): 'Hunt for Red October' Subs

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * What would Tom Clancy think? If China’s rim-driven pumpjet propulsion technology works, it would be a significant advance for the People’s Liberation Army Navy’s undersea force. In a recent article that appeared in the *South China Morning Post*, Beijing claims to have developed such a silent propulsion system—which some have compared to the so-called caterpillar-drive in Tom Clancy’s *Hunt for Red October*. With vastly improved acoustical performance, a new generation of advanced Chinese nuclear attack submarines (SSNs) could add another dimension ... more »

Can Russia and America Work Together in Syria?

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, Middle East* Ultimately, it will be the Assad regime and the various other proxy forces—both U.S. and Russian aligned—that will determine if the two great powers can work together. The United States is willing to work jointly with Russia to conduct stability operations in a post-ISIS Syria. Those stability measures could include jointly monitored no-fly zones and cease-fire observation missions. But exactly how such arrangements might be implemented are likely to be the subject of intense negotiations—and could be derailed by wayward proxies on the gro... more »

The Qatar Crisis Is an Opportunity for Trump

Raymond Tanter, Edward Stafford at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Raymond Tanter, Edward Stafford* *Security, Middle East* [image: Donald Trump speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference in National Harbor, Maryland.​ Flickr / Gage Skidmore] The president should follow up on his rhetoric and recommit to the region. On July 3, 2017, a group of Arab nations extended the deadline for Qatar to respond to their list of demands in a diplomatic crisis roiling the Gulf by forty-eight hours. It said Kuwait’s emir requested the delay as part of his efforts to mediate the dispute. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Egypt and... more »

The European Union Has a Currency Problem

Milton Ezrati at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Milton Ezrati* *Economics, Europe* [image: Germany's Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives at the European Union (EU) council headquarters for an EU leaders summit discussing the EU's long-term budget in Brussels November 23, 2012. Prospects of a deal on the EU's long-term budget dimmed on Friday after a fresh compromise proposal offered concessions to France and Poland but ignored British and German demands for deeper overall spending cuts. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir] Germany is largely to blame for it. Donald Trump, for all his rhetorical clumsiness and intellectual limitations, stil... more »

Spain's Looming Constitutional Crisis: Why America Should Care

David Martí at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*David Martí* *Politics, Europe* [image: A man flies a] America and the EU should play a more active role in helping Catalonia and Spain negotiate a democratic solution. These are uncertain times for the European Union. The economic and political consequences of Brexit are still unforeseen. The rise of far-right populist parties in several countries—even if contained, as France most recently has shown—is normalizing extremism in political discourse. Secessionism is another reason of uncertainty. Scottish nationalists lost the independence referendum in 2014, when 55 percent of vo... more »

Why Economic Bubbles Aren't Always Epic Disasters

Samuel Rines at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Samuel Rines* *Economics, Americas* [image: A magazine cut-out of a toilet roll made up of paper money, is taped to a screen of a trading terminal at the German stock exchange in Frankfurt, June 3, 2009. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach] These useful bubbles keep the United States competitive globally. Economic bubbles have a bad reputation, and small wonder. It was not so long ago that stock prices were plummeting in the wake of the “tech wreck,” and the U.S. economy took a decade to recover from the subsequent housing bubble. Recent bubbles have come with high-profile human costs, such... more »

Russian Gas Trumps American Sanctions

Nikolay Pakhomov at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Nikolay Pakhomov* *Security, Europe* [image: Valves and pipelines are pictured at the Gaz-System gas distribution station in Gustorzyn, central Poland, September 12, 2014. Poland resumed natural gas deliveries to Ukraine on Friday after receiving a pledge that Russia's Gazprom would deliver requested supplies to Polish state-run gas importer PGNiG. REUTERS/Wojciech Kardas/Agencja Gazeta] Russian gas will inevitably remain part of the mix in Europe’s future energy market. A reinvigorated discussion of Russia’s energy policy in Europe has recently become part of the debate in Was... more »

Satanism, The Royals, Pedophilia & Murder

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Published on Jul 5, 2017 From child sex trafficking inside Buckingham Palace to the assassination of Princess Diana on August 31, 1997, the British Royal family has long been the center of deep rooted corruption, and as many have argued, Satanism. – Jay Myers is back to discuss his new documentary ‘How To Murder A […]

BREAKING: CNN May Have Targeted The WRONG Meme Creator Over Trump’s WWE Tweet

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
BREAKING: CNN May Have Targeted The WRONG Meme Creator Over Trump’s WWE Tweet by BEN SHAPIRO, http://www.dailywire.com/ So, after nearly a full day of promoting a story labeling the redoubtable Reddit meme generator HanA**holeSolo the source of President Trump’s WWE vs. CNN logo wrestling gif, it turns out that CNN may have botched the story. HanA**holeSolo apologized for his […]


Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 3 hours ago
This chilling quote spotted in Zero Hedge two days ago: In Australia, according to judges, women and children must accept sexual assaults because it is part of the “Islamic culture” of their attackers. It would seem that in parts of … Continue reading →

ISIL terrorist sneaks through Syrian Army’s front-lines to blow himself up in Arak

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 A.M.) – An Islamic State (ISIL) terrorist managed to sneak through the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) front-lines in the Arak area of eastern Palmyra, Thursday, to detonate his car bomb where soldiers were gathering. The Islamic State terrorist successfully evaded the government’s front-lines and detonated his car bomb near the Arak station, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Moscow satisfied with Astana’s Syrian peace process

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
(TASS) MOSCOW, July 6. /TASS/. Russia is satisfied with the course of the Astana process on Syria. Another round of talks that ended on Wednesday made it possible to take yet another step towards reaching an agreement on the de-escalation zones, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Thursday. “Over the past two months, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russian cruise missiles showed ‘high degree of reliability’ – Putin

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:50 A.M.) – Russian President Vladimir Putin highlighted the importance of developing modern weapons for use in defence and anti-terrorist operations, at a meeting with the Commission for Military and Technical Cooperation in Moscow, Thursday. Putin referred to Russia’s latest Kh-101 cruise missiles, used recently in Syria against militant targets, highlighting the weapon’s […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Apokaliptična bitka u istočnom Damasku – obje strane angažirale sve raspoložive snage

Daniel Horvat at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEJRUT, LIBANON (23:05) – Najveća dosadašnja operacija vladinih snaga, pod vodstvom Republikanske Garde Sirijske Arapske Armije, ima za cilj zbaciti militante iz njihovog uporišta u Jobaru. Zaraćene strane troše ogromne količine teškog naoružanja dok su zvukovi bitke konstantno prisutni, bili to avioni u brišućem letu, zujanje nadolazećih artiljerijskih granata ili pucnjevi. Pobunjenicima je jedina realna […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Battle for East Hama begins: Map Update

Izat Charkatli at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA – A few days after the launch of the east Hama offensive, the Desert Hawks have begun picking the fruit of their labor capturing a dozen points, hilltops, and villages. With the most recent capture of Jabal Maksar and Aksar Al-Janubi villages, ISIS’s main line of defense south of the Sheikh Hilel – […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

More Evidence Congress Needs to Investigate the Field of Climate “Science”

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 3 hours ago
Study Finds Temperature Adjustments Account For ‘Nearly All Of The Warming’ In Climate Data A new study found adjustments made to global surface temperature readings by scientists in recent years “are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data.”…The new study doesn’t question the adjustments themselves but notes nearly all of them … Continue reading "More Evidence Congress Needs to Investigate the Field of Climate “Science”"

Evidence for the Ombudsman of possible Malfeasance in Public Office by the NSW Department of Education.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 4 hours ago
*Dr Judy Ryan* Dear Citizens of Australia and Elsewhere, As shown in subject line of this email, the evidence indicates that there is a biased ideology in Australia’s Education system, both at State and Federal level. It is preventing the dissemination of knowledge and stifling enquiry based learning. The perpetrators of what seems to be a deliberate dumbing down of the curriculum in Australia must be exposed and held accountable. In my humble opinion they are either complicit to what appears to be criminal activity by the UN or they are being used as useful idiots for the evil gl... more »

Libyan Militia Leader Khalifa Haftar Has Declared Benghazi ‘Liberated’ Of Jihadists

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*New York Times: **A Libyan Commander Says His Forces Have Taken Benghazi* CAIRO — After three years of sporadic combat, the fighting is over in the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, at least for now. The city erupted in jubilation late Wednesday after the commander of a militia in the area, Gen. Khalifa Hifter, announced on television that his forces had vanquished the Islamist fighters they had been battling in Benghazi for the past three years. Wearing military-style regalia, General Hifter said that all that remained was to clear battle-scarred neighborhoods of land mines and... more »

No One Booked A Hotel For President Trump's Stay In Hamburg During The G20 Meeting

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*BuzzFeed:* *President Trump Apparently Couldn't Find A Hotel To Book For The G20 Summit* *He is one of the most powerful people in the world. He is coming to the meeting of 20 powerful countries. And he has a problem: no hotel room for the G20.* White House officials apparently waited too long to book accommodations for President Trump, leaving him without a hotel in Hamburg, Germany, as world leaders converge for the G20 summit. Organizers announced the scheduled summit in February 2016, which requires 9,000 hotel rooms to accommodate world leaders, their sizable staffs, and se... more »

10 Great Tasting Spices that Promote a Healthy Heart

thedrswolfson at The Drs. Wolfson - 4 hours ago
Here’s an infographic of 10 spices known to promote heart health. Put This Infographic On Your Site: We welcome the publication of this infographic on your blog and website. To use this infographic, please copy and paste the code below onto your website and/or blog. <img src=”https://www.thedrswolfson.com/wp-content/uploads/10-Spices-for-Heart-Health.jpg” alt=”The Drs Wolfson Infographic – 10 […] The post 10 Great Tasting Spices that Promote a Healthy Heart appeared first on The Drs. Wol...

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"What if you could go right into a cluster where stars are forming? A one-minute, time-lapse, video visualization of just this has been made with 3D computer modeling of the region surrounding the star cluster Westerlund 2, based on images from the Hubble Space Telescope in visible and infrared light. Westerlund 2 spans about 10 light years across and lies about 20,000 light years distant toward the constellation of the Ship's Keel (Carina). As the illustrative animation begins, the greater Gum 29 nebula fills the screen, with the young cluster of bright stars visible in the center. ... more »

"As It Is, So Are We”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"As It Is, So Are We”* by Zen Gardner "Mankind is an experiment. No experiment can go wrong as they are simply experiments. We exist in a conscious universe, one of innumerable coexisting universes. Since the creative universe is conscious we know intention is involved. A sequence of choices or agreements were made of some fashion to bring this world and our habitation of it into being. This includes our own willing agreement since we too are fractals of eternal consciousness in a loving Universe. The experiment on our planet and perhaps others in our Universe is to see what woul... more »

The Poet: Paul Laurence Dunbar, “We Wear The Mask”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“We Wear The Mask”* “We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes,- This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile, And mouth with myriad subtleties. Why should the world be overwise, In counting all our tears and sighs? Nay, let them only see us, while We wear the mask. We smile, but, O great Christ, our cries To thee from tortured souls arise. We sing, but oh the clay is vile Beneath our feet, and long the mile; But let the world dream otherwise, We wear the mask!” - Paul Laurence Dunbar

How High A Percentage Of Republicans Are Drunk When They Vote? Chomsky And Brooks On The GOP Base

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
On July 4 *NY Times* in house conservative establishment guy, David Brooks, penned another of his what's wrong with Republicans? pieces. Short version: Trump is Satan and congressional Republicans, for a variety of horrifying reasons, won't stand up to him. And look what they're doing to working class voters, which Brooks, identified as a "core Republican constituency." He wants to know why "working-class conservatives seem to vote so often against their own economic interests." Drunkenness? Really? My stab at an answer would begin in the 18th and 19th centuries. Many Trump suppo... more »

Massive Protests Break Out In Hamburg A Day Before The G-20 Summit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*BBC*:* G20: Hamburg sees clashes between police and protesters* Seventy-six police officers have been injured in clashes with protesters in Germany's city of Hamburg, where a G20 summit starts shortly. Three officers were taken to hospital, police said. There were also reports of injuries among protesters. The clashes began when police charged at masked protesters at a "Welcome to hell" march attended by 12,000 people. World leaders - including US President Donald Trump - will discuss climate change, trade and other major issues. Police fired water cannon and pepper spray at mas... more »

As It Is, So Are We

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Zen Gardner* - Once we realize this simple truth the game changes – drastically – individually and collectively. The post As It Is, So Are We appeared first on Waking Times.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- July 6, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Eli Lake, Bloomberg: **Negotiations Won't Stop North Korea From Getting a Nuke* Pyongyang has given the U.S. two options: acquiescence or war. When North Korea tested an intercontinental ballistic missile this week -- what its boy tyrant called a "gift to the American bastards" -- the response from the Trump administration was fairly conventional. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson correctly called it an escalation. He announced America's intention to bring the matter before the U.N. Security Council. And he assured, "We will never accept a nuclear-armed North Korea." If that soun... more »

Is CNN Digging Its Own Grave?

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 5 hours ago
[image: beleaguered-by-truth-cnn-may-be-digging-its-own-grave] As if it weren’t enough that a series of hidden camera videos show that CNN deliberately creates fake news and has nothing but contempt for both President Trump and American voters, the liberal news network’s reaction to a (probably) tasteless but (certainly) harmless video meme of Trump punching CNN in the face has caused the beleaguered network even more trouble.

"World War Three or Civil War?" A Comment

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"World War Three or Civil War?"* by Tesseract "You don’t have to dig very deep into the American psyche to notice that hostilities are boiling up to a dangerous level. With mainstream media’s almost 24/7 coverage of possible collusion between Trump and Russia, many Americans are beginning to view a nuclear superpower as their enemy. I don’t believe the collusion exists, but sometimes people’s opinions have a more powerful effect on the world than what is true. Furthermore, the divide between the left and right in the US seems like one violent moment away from breaking out into all... more »

Indigenous Journalist Faces Trial For Flying Drone To Document DAPL Construction

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 6 hours ago
Indigenous journalist Myron Dewey, known for his drone footage documenting DAPL resistance, will go on trial next week in North Dakota. The post Indigenous Journalist Faces Trial For Flying Drone To Document DAPL Construction appeared first on Shadowproof.

World News Briefs -- July 6, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Daily Mail:** 'Welcome to hell': G20 protesters start fires after riot police hit them with water cannons and pepper sprays in clashes ahead of Hamburg summit* * Around 100,000 protesters from across Europe are pouring into Hamburg ahead of G20 summit tomorrow * German police in armoured vans sprayed some of the hardcore anti-capitalists with water and pepper spray * They feared as many as 8,000 were ready to commit violence at the protest dubbed 'Welcome To Hell' * Police are also investigating whether an overnight fire at a Porsche dealership was linked to the summit * Host Chan... more »

On graceful exits

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 6 hours ago
Last time fund-raising numbers were released from the federal NDP's leadership campaign, I noted the possible significance of Peter Julian's relative lack of donations. And the problem looked to be a double whammy for Julian: while any candidate would have reason for concern in not being able to fund a campaign as intended, it was especially problematic for a candidate whose brand included organizational superiority. Today, Julian cited fund-raising as the main issue in departing from the race - presumably meaning he'd run through another quarter of disappointment. And the race wil... more »

Social Security ‘Fun Facts’

David Emery at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
In which we check into some "fun facts" about Social Security in a Facebook meme saying the government should stop "messing" with retirement benefits.

Meet Jay Begaye, Navajo Traditional Horse Whisperer

White Wolf at White Wolf - 7 hours ago
Known as the Navajo Horse Whisperer, Begaye rejects modern training strategies that rely on dominance and force, choosing instead to return to traditional practices. A lifelong horseman, he learned his gentle ways from his mother, Glenabah Begaye, who herded sheep from horseback. As a toddler, Begaye sat behind his mother as they rode through Steamboat Canyon, a V-shaped crevice near their home on the Navajo Nation. As they traveled, Glenabah sang softly in Navajo. “I remember putting my arms around her waist with my ear pressed against her back,” Begaye said. “I could hear her ... more »

Is China’s ‘Panda Bear Solar Farm’ Real?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
Although a panda bear-shaped solar farm was designed and built in China, an image that appears with the story is not a photograph, but an artist's conceptual rendering.

Donald Trump is preparing for his meeting with Vladimir Putin by reading "tweet length talking points."

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 7 hours ago
I know I've used this image before, but come on it's so perfect. Courtesy of Vox: *US intelligence officials are trying to prepare President Trump for his high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin Friday by feeding him information the only way they know how: in bite-size 140-character pieces. * *It’s a well-reported fact that Trump doesn’t read his daily briefings and prefers “killer graphics” like pictures, videos, and charts, or in-person briefings. Trump aides have come up with some creative ways to keep the president focused — such as mentioning his name as fr... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 7 hours ago
Maine's angry-drunk-at-the-end-of-the-bar governor reminds us again that he hates the press: Gov. Paul LePage lashed out at the media for reporting he planned to leave the state during a budget impasse, and he suggested he sometimes concocts stories to mislead reporters. The Republican governor also characterized the state media as “vile,” ″inaccurate” and “useless.” “I just love to sit in my office and make up ways so they’ll write these stupid stories because they are just so stupid, it’s awful,” he told WGAN-AM on Thursday.... But he seems to believe his great foe will wither a... more »

Is there a goal in all of this: the argument for a paranoid, worst-case scenario

David Brin at CONTRARY BRIN - 7 hours ago
Many are trying to make sense of the Trumpist Revolution, seeking to decipher some pattern or plan, under all the chaos. And like those blind, wise men fondling different parts of an elephant, smart people are yelling “aha!” and proclaiming they have it sussed. Take this theory by Michael Klare, on Salon: Is Trump launching a New World Order? *“Domestically**, he’s pulled out all the stops in attempting to cripple the rise of alternative energy and ensure the perpetuation of a carbon-dominated economy. Abroad, he is seeking the formation of an alliance of fossil-fuel states led by... more »

Musical Interlude: Deuter, “Uno”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Deuter, “Uno” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMWP48NB-IQ

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*Click image for larger size.* Linton, N. Dakota, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"Know What's Weird?

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"Know what's weird? Day by day, nothing seems to change, but pretty soon... everything's different." - Calvin, from "Calvin and Hobbes"

"Of Sound Mind..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“A man who is "of sound mind" is one who keeps the inner madman under lock and key.” - Paul Valéry, “Mauvaises Pensées et Autres”, 1942

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 6, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Noelle Swan, CSM*:* North Korea missile test: How big a technological breakthrough?* *North Korea's missile test on Tuesday suggests the rogue nation may have dramatically expanded its missile range. They can't yet reach the continental United States, but doing so is only a matter of time, defense experts say*. Tensions mounted in Asia and around the world Wednesday as North Korean leader Kim Jong-un vowed that Tuesday’s Intercontinental Ballistic Missile launch was just the first of many “big and small ‘gift packages’ to the Yankees.” Tuesday’s launch, North Korea’s most adv... more »

North Korea Says That Destroying South Korea Would Be A 'Piece Of Cake'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
© REUTERS/ KCNA *Sputnik*:* Pyongyang: Destroying South Korea Would be a ‘Piece of Cake’* North Korean state media railed against its southern neighbor Thursday for staging a joint missile drill with the US following Pyongyang’s jarring intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) launch, saying it would be a “piece of cake” to destroy South Korea. *The report, published by the Korean Central News Agency (KCNA), decried Seoul as "puppet military gangsters," claiming "It will be as easy as a piece of cake for the [North] to wipe out the puppet forces… as we are now able to destroy eve... more »

Is President Trump's Tough Talk On Trade Working?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Andrew Malcolm, Hot Air:* *Shock Report: Trump’s Tough Trade Talk Is Working* As the G-20 summit gets underway in Germany, a shocking study out of Britain suggests — are you sitting down? — President Trump’s aggressive statements on trade may actually be working to the benefit of the United States. Stay with us because you probably won’t see much about this White House success elsewhere. Critics have long suggested that Trump’s bluntness would alienate trade partners or, worse, even ignite trade wars. True, some like Germany are not happy. But the Center for Economic Policy Res... more »

HighWire with Del Bigtree- Del Debates John Oliver!!

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 7 hours ago
If you are invested in any way in the vaccine debate, you’ll want to catch the video below (please follow the link or copy and paste it into a browser as Youtube wouldn’t let us embed the video) and watch Del Bigtree, producer of “Vaxxed: From Catastrophe to Cover- Up” debate John Oliver (we recently

Chicago: Bloody Fourth of July Weekend Despite Restrictive Gun Control

Raven Clabough at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: chicago-bloody-fourth-of-july-weekend-despite-restrictive-gun-control] Chicago continues to disprove the theory that strict gun laws mean less gun-related crimes after a bloody Fourth of July weekend.

Supreme Court to Hear Wisconsin Gerrymander Case

Steve Byas at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: supreme-court-to-hear-wisconsin-gerrymander-case] The effort by the Wisconsin Democratic Party to change the concept of single-member voting districts is, at its root, an effort to make us a parliamentary system like the United Kingdom.

Love It......

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago

An apocalyptic battle unfolds in east Damascus as both sides throw in all they have

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:05 P.M.) – By far the pro-government offensive, led by the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) Republican Guard, to pinch out the militant-held bastion of Jobar is the largest of all the Rif Dimashq operations. The expenditure of heavy firepower munitions by both sides is immense and some battle-related sound – be it the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Nine Turkish-backed rebels, including two adolescents, defect to the Kurdish side

Chris Tomson at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:30 P.M.) – On Wednesday, nine Syrian fighters who used to be loyal to the Turkish Army changed sides in northern Aleppo and joined the Manbij Military Council (MMC) instead, an affiliate of the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The defectors, two of whom were child soldiers, explained they joined Euphrates Shield (Turkish […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

A Syria Deal Trump Should Make with Putin

Paul R. Pillar at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*Paul R. Pillar* *Syria Russia, Middle East* It appears that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is trying to follow the sound advice of Ted Galen Carpenter in letting Russia take primary responsibility for handling the tar baby known as Syria. Tillerson reportedly told United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres that the fate of Syrian President Bashar Assad rests with his principal foreign backer, Russia, and that the United States involvement in Syria is focused just on defeat of the so-called Islamic State or ISIS. Of course, even if this reporting accurately reflects Ti... more »

Why Does The DCCC Suck So Bad-- So, So Bad?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
You can't imagine how absolutely horrible the DCCC is, from top to bottom. The corruption that defines the institution alone makes it next to impossible to wish them well. And their incompetence-- and inability to learn from mistakes-- are even worse than their corruption. But I do have to give them credit for something: they've figured out exactly why people should support them: "the other guys" are worse. And that's really the heart of the DCCC strategy: persuading people that as bad as they are, the Republicans are even worse. Which is true. The DCCC deserves an "F" but the NRC... more »

Paul Waldman gets it right!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 8 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JULY 6, 2017Though also, he gets it wrong:* We couldn't resist the headline at the Washington Post. "The dumbest criticism of single payer health care," it said. Helplessly, we clicked. When we got there, Paul Waldman did something journalists never do. He battered two major journalists, *by name,* for making a dumb presentation. Needless to say, the hapless pair were on-air at CNN. They'd made a dumb presentation about the alleged cost of adopting a "single payer" health care system. Their names? John Berman and Poppy Harlow. If you read the Waldman post, you'll see... more »

Great Leaps

What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 8 hours ago
 It’s fascinating to explore the deeper roots of our family tree. They reveal a lot about the path that led us to today. *Homo sapiens*emerged in Africa, somewhere between 300,000 and 130,000 years ago, depending on which expert you read. DNA mapping asserts that the oldest surviving human group is the San people of South Africa and Namibia (also known as Khoisan, Bushmen, or !Kung). Their genes are the closest to the ancient female from whom all living humans descend (Mitochondrial Eve). The San have been hunter-gatherers since the dawn of humankind, enjoying a way of life t... more »

Trump Meets Putin - Who Has the Upper Hand?

Daniel McAdams at 9 hours ago
Today, just one day before his long-anticipated meeting with Russian president Vladimir Putin, President Trump has given a fiery speech in Poland denouncing Russian "meddling" in Ukraine and Russian support for the Syrian government. He also affirmed that the US would "stand firmly behind" NATO's Article 5 on mutual defense. What might this mean for tomorrow's meeting? Tune in to today's Liberty Report:

Kurdish YPG Militia Expects Turkey To Launch Military Operations Against Them In Northern Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Exclusive: Kurdish YPG militia expects conflict with Turkey in northern Syria* The head of the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Wednesday that Turkish military deployments near Kurdish-held areas of northwestern Syria amounted to a "declaration of war" which could trigger clashes within days. Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus retorted that his country was not declaring war but that its forces would respond to any hostile move by the YPG, which he described as a small-scale army formed by the United States. The mounting tensions between two U.S. allies i... more »

There Are Seven U.S. Bases In Syria’s Kurdish Zones

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Asharq Al Awsat*: *Seven US Bases In Syria’s Kurdish Zones* London- Kurdish sources confirmed on Tuesday the presence of seven US military bases and airports in the Arab-Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) areas, eastern Syria. Commander of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) Sipan Hamo told Asharq Al-Awsat that the US army established military bases, airports and centers in seven locations controlled by the SDF and the YPG, east the Euphrates River, mainly in Kubani, where a large and developed airport was already built. The list also involves two airports in Hasaka,... more »

EU Parliament Moves To Drop Accession Talks With Turkey

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*DW: **European parliament votes to suspend Turkey EU accession talks* The parliament concluded that Turkey has abandoned the fundamental principles of democracy. The same day, Turkish police detained a group of human rights activists, including Amnesty International's Turkey director. The European Parliament in Strasbourg on Thursday voted for the suspension of membership talks with Turkey. The vote on the proposal passed by a wide margin, with support from the biggest party groups. Proponents of the measure say Erdogan's crackdown on opposition forces and the media mean Ankara ... more »

New disabled MP accuses government of ‘eugenics’

John Pring at Disability News Service - 9 hours ago
A newly-elected disabled MP has accused the Conservative government of introducing policies inspired by “eugenics” in the hope that disabled people will “suffer and die”. Labour’s Jared O’Mara spoke out just weeks after beating former deputy prime minister Nick Clegg to win the Sheffield Hallam seat and become one of just a handful of disabled [...]

Police watchdog criticised over investigation into murder of disabled refugee

John Pring at Disability News Service - 9 hours ago
A watchdog has been criticised for failing to investigate whether disability hate crime played a part in the harassment and abuse suffered by a disabled refugee, who was repeatedly failed by police officers over seven years before being brutally murdered. Bijan Ebrahimi, who was Iranian, repeatedly complained to Avon and Somerset police about victimisation by [...]

Disabled MP forced to miss Commons debates because he has nowhere to sit

John Pring at Disability News Service - 9 hours ago
The parliamentary authorities should do far more to make the House of Commons accessible, according to a disabled MP who has faced a series of major barriers in his first weeks since being elected. Jared O’Mara, who has cerebral palsy, has had to rely on support from other Sheffield MPs to secure some of the [...]

New disabled MPs back fresh call to reopen access fund

John Pring at Disability News Service - 9 hours ago
The two newest disabled MPs in the House of Commons have backed a call for the government to reopen a fund that helped politicians meet the disability-related costs they face when campaigning for election. Labour MPs Marsha de Cordova and Jared O’Mara have both sponsored an early day motion (EDM) which demands that the government [...]

Years of austerity have left personal assistance in ‘very fragile state’

John Pring at Disability News Service - 9 hours ago
The concept of personal assistance has been severely damaged by years of austerity and policies that have “degraded” the support mechanisms designed to enable independent living, leading figures in the disability movement have warned. They were speaking at the launch of Personal Assistance Relationships, a research study which highlights how employing personal assistants can be [...]

Using personal assistants works, research concludes… but it can go wrong

John Pring at Disability News Service - 9 hours ago
Enabling disabled people with support needs to employ personal assistants (PAs) – rather than relying on traditional care workers – can be empowering and liberating, but relationships with PAs “can sometimes go wrong”, according to new research. The Personal Assistance Relationships study, led by the disabled academic Professor Tom Shakespeare (pictured), highlights the “complex” and [...]

PIP reassessments cause more than half DLA claimants to lose Motability rights

John Pring at Disability News Service - 9 hours ago
More than half of those disabled people previously eligible for the Motability vehicle scheme have lost that eligibility after being reassessed for the government’s new disability benefit, according to a freedom of information response. The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) figures show fewer than half (about 126,000) of the 254,000 people previously receiving the [...]

Foodbank study suggests disability benefits should rise

John Pring at Disability News Service - 9 hours ago
The authors of a major new study have called on the government to launch an inquiry into whether disability benefit payments should be increased, after finding more than half of the people who use foodbanks are disabled and unable to work. The report, which looks in detail at the profiles of people receiving emergency food [...]

Pub discrimination leads one year later to Disability Pride

John Pring at Disability News Service - 9 hours ago
A woman whose daughter was thrown out of a pub because she was disabled is hoping an awareness-raising “disability pride” event in the same city this weekend will highlight the discrimination faced by people with invisible impairments. Jenny Skelton, who is disabled herself, has been planning Disability Pride Brighton since the incident with Charlie – [...]

Investigators now looking into whether pro-Trump propaganda outlets coordinated with Russia.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 9 hours ago
Courtesy of The Guardian: *The spread of Russian-made fake news stories aimed at discrediting Hillary Clinton on social media is emerging as an important line of inquiry in multiple investigations into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow. * *Investigators are looking into whether Trump supporters and far-right websites coordinated with Moscow over the release of fake news, including stories implicating Clinton in murder or paedophilia, or paid to boost those stories on Facebook. * *The head of the Trump digital camp, Brad Parscale, has reportedly been summon... more »

Is There Still Time for Diplomacy With North Korea?

Joel Wit, William McKinney at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Joel Wit, William McKinney* *Security, Asia* [image: North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un looks on during the test-fire of inter-continental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang, July, 4 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS] Could diplomacy stave off a military showdown? North Korea’s first test of a missile able to reach the United States has predictably set off a firestorm of speculation about the Trump administration’s next steps. The test should not be a surprise since Kim Jong-un forecast it in a speech in... more »

Jobs Market Getting Tighter, Says ADP

Bob Adelmann at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: jobs-market-getting-tighter-says-adp] Jobs reports are becoming less and less relevant to measuring an economy's performance.

U.S. Senate Report: Intelligence Leaks Are Hurting National Security

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*FOX News:* *Senate report: 'Avalanche' of media leaks hurting national security* The Trump administration is facing an "alarming" and "unprecedented" cascade of media leaks that pose a potential danger to national security, according to a Senate report released Thursday. The Republican-authored report, which estimated the administration has dealt with roughly one leak per day, was sent to Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The authors urged law enforcement officials to step up their investigation of leaks exposing potentially sensitive information. “To ensure the security of our ... more »

Did Bloomberg push fake news about Serbia’s future ties to Russia?

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 10 hours ago
And did Bloomberg overstate Serbia's path to EU membership? The post Did Bloomberg push fake news about Serbia’s future ties to Russia? appeared first on The Duran.

Nikki Haley vs The World: how the US uses the UN as a means of global Apartheid (VIDEO)

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 10 hours ago
The US Ambassador to the United Nations is a disgrace to the principles and spirit of the UN Charter. The post Nikki Haley vs The World: how the US uses the UN as a means of global Apartheid (VIDEO) appeared first on The Duran.

Penn-ing in the Democratic Party

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 10 hours ago
(By *American Zen*’s Mike Flannigan, on loan from Ari) *M*ark Penn and his cronies represent everything that is wrong with the Democratic Party, or what's left of it. There. It's out. I said it, because *somebody* had to. Because today, money launderer Penn wrote and published in the *NY Times* today a typically clueless op-ed that one can expect from anyone as well-snuggled in bed with the Clintons as is Penn. In "Back to the Center, Democrats", Penn ineptly pushed the Bernie Bro narrative that never gained any serious traction and essentially blames not only Clinton's humiliat... more »

Scientists Warn Chemotherapy Could Spread Cancer, Trigger More Aggressive Tumors

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: chemotherapy]A new study shows chemotherapy can cause malignant cancer cells to spread throughout the body — increasing the risk of fatality from the disease.

Creep of the Week: Robert Mueller

Alicia at LaRouchePAC Feed - 10 hours ago
Video of hlpb3ZXTun8 The conspiracy against President Trump features proven, reliable, legal assassins who historically have been tapped to do the dirty work for the Anglo-American elites, and this new LaRouche PAC video series will provide you everything the mainstream media is hoping you’d had forgotten about them. Our very first Creep of the Week is Special Counsel and former FBI Director Robert Mueller

Outrage Over NPR’s Declaration of Independence Tweets?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
On 4 July 2017, the radio network tweeted the Declaration of Independence line by line; numerous outlets gleefully — but uncritically — highlighted dubious Twitter users who appeared to interpret the exercise as left-wing propaganda.

Canada to Give Former Al Qaeda Killer $8 Million and Apology for Guantanamo Treatment – Reports

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
The widow of a U.S. soldier killed by Omar Khadr has applied for the compensation to be given to the former child soldier's victims, instead.

Is This Muhammad Ali with a Young Michael Jackson?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
A photograph purporting to show Ali with Jackson actually shows the boxer with Tiger Smalls.

India - China Border Standoff Worsens

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters*: *China says India militarising border as stand-off continues* BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Thursday it was absurd for India to use the excuse of Chinese road-building to cross over their border, and accused India of militarising its side of the frontier. A stand-off on a plateau next to the mountainous Indian state of Sikkim, which borders China, has ratcheted up tension between the neighbouring giants, who share a 3,500 km (2,175 miles) frontier, large parts of which are disputed. According to the Chinese interpretation of events, Indian guards crossed into China... more »

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

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: From the Daily Caller: A new study found adjustments made to global surface temperature readings by scientists in recent years “are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data.” “Thus, it is impossible to conclude from the three published GAST data sets…

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

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
From the Daily Caller: A new study found adjustments made to global surface temperature readings by scientists in recent years “are totally inconsistent with published and credible U.S. and other temperature data.” “Thus, it is impossible to conclude from the three published GAST data sets that recent years have been the warmest ever – despite […]

Following Qatar rebuff humiliated Saudi King and Crown Prince stay away from G20 summit

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 10 hours ago
Following rejection of their ultimatum, and with no cards to play, a humiliated King Salman of Saudi Arabia and his maverick son Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman stay away from the G20 summit. The post Following Qatar rebuff humiliated Saudi King and Crown Prince stay away from G20 summit appeared first on The Duran.

Cyprus inches closer to reunification, as EU Parliament calls on Turkey to start withdrawing troops from the island

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 10 hours ago
UN chief returns to Switzerland to help break impasse at Cyprus peace talks. The post Cyprus inches closer to reunification, as EU Parliament calls on Turkey to start withdrawing troops from the island appeared first on The Duran.

The idiots and hypocrites react to CNN Trump wrestling meme (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 10 hours ago
The liberal left are guilty of encouraging real violence...not some silly wrestling gif. The post The idiots and hypocrites react to CNN Trump wrestling meme (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Foreign policy blunders could be Donald Trump’s downfall

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 10 hours ago
Donald Trump has remained largely consistent in domestic affairs in spite of vocal opposition. By contrast, in terms of foreign policy, the Trump administration is a shambles. The post Foreign policy blunders could be Donald Trump’s downfall appeared first on The Duran.

Did Russian Election Tampering Result in Trump Win? Putin Knows But The US Public Doesn’t Know

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 10 hours ago
This post started as one dealing with the apparent attempt by the Trump administration to centralize voter info, which would … Continue reading →

Kurdish YPG forces in Raqqa led by Turkish-accented PKK-linked commanders: Brazilian journalist

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:22 P.M.) – According to Brazilian photojournalist Alice Martins who has compiled a report from the front-line in the area of Raqqa city, some of the commanders of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) – the main contingent within the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) – appear to be Turkish nationals of the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

VIDEO: Syrian Army BMP survives direct hit from rebel rocket in east Damascus

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:45 P.M.) – With heavy clashes in East Ghouta ongoing, the Faylaq al-Rahman Islamist faction has released yet another video of one of its anti-tank teams scoring a direct hit on a passing BMP-1 infantry fighting vehicle of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). However, it appears that the SAA vehicle was not knocked-out […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US coalition airstrikes kill several ISIS leaders in eastern Syria

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:00) – Scores of Islamic State militants have been killed as airstrikes conducted by the US-led coalition targeted their positions in the eastern city of al-Mayadeen, located some 44 km to the southeast of Deir Ezzor. Local sources reported that up to 36 jihadists were killed as deadly bombardment hit their headquarter in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 11 hours ago
This happened today: President Donald Trump was met Thursday in Poland by cheering crowds bussed in for the occasion, and one of those well-wishers waved a Confederate flag. Yup: Crowd builds in Warsaw, Poland ahead of POTUS speech -- note the Trump campaign banner and the Confederate Flag. pic.twitter.com/PX1Vc00k87 — Steven Portnoy (@stevenportnoy) July 6, 2017 As Kevin Kruse reminds us, during George Wallace's first run for president, in 1964, he held a rally at Serb Hall in Milwaukee and the crowd serenaded him with a version of "Dixie" in Polish. In case you're wondering what... more »

The American Military In Afghanistan Will Delay Casualty Reports Until Next Of Kin Have Been Reported

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
U.S. Army General John Nicholson, Commander of Resolute Support forces and U.S. forces in Afghanistan, arrives for a news conference in Kabul, Afghanistan April 14, 2017. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani *Reuters*:* U.S. military in Afghanistan will delay casualty reports* The American military in Afghanistan says it will delay announcing troop casualties until after next of kin have been notified, potentially leaving casualties unreported for days. The change in policy was instituted by General John Nicholson, the senior U.S. commander in Kabul, over fears that families could be left guessing... more »

Did Buzz Aldrin Say Not Punching Donald Trump Was His Greatest Achievement?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
Rumors that the astronaut had to restrain himself from hitting the President of the United States were greatly exaggerated.

Is America Headed Toward World War III?

Tim Joslyn at The National Interest - 11 hours ago
*Tim Joslyn* *Security, Middle East* The Syrian mess is not merely a modern spin on an old Cold War habit. It is a dramatic escalation of tension between two powerful adversaries with a long history of mistrust and mutual suspicion. Beginning as a national protest in 2011, the Syrian conflict has evolved into a complex regional and international conflict. Local protests spread into an armed rebellion, then becoming a national civil war and, finally, a proxy war reminiscent of the Cold War. In the mold of all such conflicts, regional and global powers were involved in the crisis ... more »

U.S. Army Seeks Additional Firepower Amid Global Security Crisis

Sandra Erwin at The National Interest - 11 hours ago
*Sandra Erwin* *Security, Asia* Army leaders have begun to contemplate the unthinkable—a ground war in the Korean Peninsula as Kim steps up provocations. The U.S. and South Korea armies on Wednesday each fired a “deep strike” missile in a show of force against North Korea. The salvo came a day after Kim Jong-un test-launched the country’s first intercontinental ballistic missile, an event that Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis called “destabilizing and dangerous.” Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has said a war with North Korea would be “catastrophic and probably the worst kind of... more »

America Still Has Time to Counter the North Korea ICBM Threat

John Schilling at The National Interest - 11 hours ago
*John Schilling* *Security, Asia* A single test cannot demonstrate a missile’s reliability. Americans do like to celebrate Independence Day with a spectacular fireworks display, but a test flight of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) is a bit more than we usually expect. But that’s the surprise Kim Jong Un claimed he had for us this Fourth of July, and it is a worrisome one. North Korea’s news agency, KCNA, has released a video of the launch, and asserted a maximum altitude of 2,802 kilometers before impacting in the sea 933 km downrange and 39 minutes later. The gover... more »

Did Trump and Moon Attend the Same Summit?

Bruce Klingner at The National Interest - 11 hours ago
*Bruce Klingner* *Security, Asia* Enduring differences over the conditions for resolving the North Korea nuclear crisis could cause future strains in the U.S.-South Korea relationship. Following Moon Jae-in’s election as South Korean president, most predicted that a summit between the dovish Moon and the hawkish, unpredictable Donald Trump would be a disaster. But, in the run-up to the meeting, both sides took pains to issue reassuring, conciliatory messages. Indeed, both presidents backed away from campaign positions and rhetoric to tee up the summit for success. The result? T... more »

Man Beaten on Video ‘Like Rodney King’ for Crossing the Street — Mass Protests Planned

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: jaywalking]Getting accused of jaywalking, as a slew of recent videos shows, can be a dangerous or even deadly experience for people, especially if they have dark skin.

WATCH: Ron Paul Goes on FOX, Exposes Both Parties, Calls for “REAL Revolution”

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: paul]Ron Paul just showed the world why he is still relevant as all the other washed up politicians fade out — years after his political career ended, he is still fighting for freedom.

Is This a Real Bunny?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
An image purportedly showing a bunny sitting in the palm of someone's hand actually shows a plush doll.

Fukushima Daiichi and California Tidal Life in La Jolla

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 12 hours ago
This post is a follow-up from my previous posts regarding ocean life conditions in La Jolla California’s tidepools. In the summer of 2011, my family and I noticed a significant (almost total) reduction in sand and hermit crabs in La Jolla tidal life at Wynd and Sea Beach and at the Cove, locations I’ve frequented extensively since 1984 (I lived in Pacific Beach from 84-89 and returned annually through 2011). Please see my post about the poor condition of tide pools in 2011 at Wynd and Sea Beach in La Jolla. http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2012/08/speculation.html I was so distre... more »

Women flocking to wellness because modern medicine still doesn’t take them seriously

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
The wellness movement is having a moment- finally- and I couldn’t be more thrilled. However, things happen for a reason. Most often, things happen in REACTION to something. And in this case, the wellness movement is having its moment, I believe, because women are tired of being ignored and treated as if their symptoms and problems

Exposing the truth about Ensure “nutrition” drinks

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
Abbott Nutrition is the company responsible for the drink Ensure, the “therapeutic nutrition” supplement meant to fill in “nutritional gaps.” The drink is branded as the “#1 Doctor Recommended,” “Worldwide Leader in Nutritional Science” and yet, it’s one of the worst examples of a Big Food corporation masquerading as a healthy alternative. And, not only

How to grow your own cannabis Bonsai Tree

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
One of the more creative ways to cultivate cannabis at home is to grow a marijuana bonsai tree. Seriously, you can train a cannabis plant to grow into pretty much any shape you can imagine. And if you do it right, you can train your plant to look just like a real life bonsai tree. The only difference

Feminine Products: Why are producers hiding what is in them?

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 12 hours ago
A new bill in Congress pushes for more transparency, which is definitely needed. Action Alert! A recently introduced bill, the Menstrual Products Right To Know Act, would require companies to provide a detailed list of everything in menstrual products. Because the FDA classifies tampons, pads, and other feminine care products as medical devices, manufacturers are not

“Washington Has Been at War for 16 Years: Why?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 12 hours ago
*“Washington Has Been at War for 16 Years: Why?”* by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts “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 its Social Security and Medicare obligations or to fund a national health service like every civilized country has. Considering the enormous social needs that cannot be met because of the massive cost of these orchestrated wars, one would think... more »

I Love A Parade... Republicans, Not So Much

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Yesterday we talked about why Beto O'Rouke spent two July 4th weekend days campaigning in deep red Lubbock and why that should serve as a model for Democrats everywhere. The Lubbock 4th of July parade is a big west Texas tradition. The the Midwest, the traditional biggest Independence Day parade is in Racine, south of Milwaukee, one of the biggest cities in Paul Ryan's district. Ryan normally marches in the Racine parade. This year, though, he didn't show up... or at least didn't march. The star of the show was, clearly, @IronStache-- Randy Bryce, the iron worker and union/veterans... more »

Was a ‘Masturbating Man’ Found in the Ruins of Pompeii?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
A photograph miscaptioned on Twitter lead many jokes but little understanding.


Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
https://youtu.be/JyvXmzWFlzM Thanks to Paul Joseph Watson we now have all (?) the Trump vs CNN memes in one place. Enjoy...

Donald Trump still maintains uncertainty about who hacked election, seems confused about number of American intelligence agencies.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 13 hours ago
Courtesy of the New York Times: *Mr. Trump suggested on Thursday that he still was not convinced that Russia was solely responsible for interference in the 2016 election, breaking with American intelligence agencies who have agreed that the effort emanated from Moscow and was directed by Mr. Putin. * *“I think it was Russia, and it could have been other people in other countries,” Mr. Trump said when asked for a yes-or-no answer to the question about Russian meddling. * *“Nobody really knows,” he added, arguing that American intelligence agencies had made serious mistakes in the p... more »

Trump Sends in the Gun Confiscation Cops

Adam Dick at 13 hours ago
[image: undefined] Chicago police are keeping busy confiscating “illegal guns.” Last year through the summer, the confiscations were occurring at a rate of one every 59 minutes according to Chicago Police Department figures related by Mark Berman in an October 2016 Washington Post article. This summer, the Chicago police will have some assistance from the United States government in racking up impressive gun confiscation numbers. Following through on a plan that began its development during the Obama administration, the Trump administration and Chicago Police Department announced l... more »

'Russiagate': The Stink Without a Secret

Craig Murray at 13 hours ago
[image: undefined] After six solid months of co-ordinated allegation from the mainstream media allied to the leadership of state security institutions, not one single scrap of solid evidence for Trump/Russia election hacking has emerged. I do not support Donald Trump. I do support truth. There is much about Trump that I dislike intensely. Neither do I support the neo-liberal political establishment in the USA. The latter’s control of the mainstream media, and cunning manipulation of identity politics, seeks to portray the neo-liberal establishment as the heroes of decent values agai... more »

BBC Company Used as Front for Coogan's Lefty Campaign per Guido Fawkes Media Guido

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
This Guido Fawkes piece https://order-order.com/2017/07/06/bbc-company-used-front-coogans-lefty-campaign/ asks a very naive question: 'But does the BBC know its company is now being used as a left wing front?' The BBC has been acting as the propaganda arm of the Labour Party for years.

CrowdStrike and the DNC continue to hide their “Russian hacker evidence” from investigators

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 13 hours ago
The "hacked DNC server" is unavailable to Russia investigators, and CrowdStrike is at the center of the scandal. The post CrowdStrike and the DNC continue to hide their “Russian hacker evidence” from investigators appeared first on The Duran.

SYRIA: Terrorist groups attack each other in Homs

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 13 hours ago
In Homs an FSA group have been engaged in ferocious combat with an al-Qaeda offshoot. The post SYRIA: Terrorist groups attack each other in Homs appeared first on The Duran.

CNN plays the victim. CNN President Jeff Zucker says Trump “is trying to bully us”

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 13 hours ago
CNN's President sets the stage for a future "Trump bullying" scandal. The post CNN plays the victim. CNN President Jeff Zucker says Trump “is trying to bully us” appeared first on The Duran.

Cop Responding to ‘Illegal Fireworks’ Runs Over Innocent Mother, Killing Her

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: fireworks]A beloved mother of two had her life ended abruptly after a police officer responding to 'illegal fireworks' ran her over, killing her.

John Schwarz tried to defend the feminist talk at Strings 2017

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 13 hours ago
*...however, he must have overlooked that the talk was indefensible...* One week ago, we discussed a breathtaking talk by Marika Taylor that was scheduled as a regular talk at the Strings 2017 conference. The speaker bragged that at least in the U.K. and the Netherlands, she is making sure that people are being hired and conferences and projects are being funded primarily according to the gender of the applicants. And in fact, we heard, this ideologically driven, political manipulation of the institutionalized science has been her main daily job in recent years. The video with the t... more »

Claim: History’s First “Genderless” Baby

Selwyn Duke at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: claim-historys-first-genderless-baby] A four-year-old knows the difference between boys and girls, but some parents today apparently don’t. An example is Kori Doty, who refuses to reveal the sex of his baby and has successfully lobbied the Canadian government to issue a “health card” with the sex listed as “U,” presumably meaning “unknown.”

Florida Law Protecting Religious Expression in Public Schools Takes Effect, Critics Worried

Raven Clabough at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: florida-law-protecting-religious-expression-in-public-schools-takes-effect-critics-worried] A Florida law that protects religious expression on school grounds has just taken effect on July 1, and some critics are already expressing concerns about the impact it will have on education.

Who Is "On the Wrong Side of History?”

Steve Byas at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: who-is-on-the-wrong-side-of-history] In one sense, the use of the phrase "the wrong side of history" is just a version of the kids' "everyone else is doing it." At its worst, however, it is used to advance the very worst of the causes of the Left.

California Joins Forces With Communist Regime Against U.S.

Alex Newman at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: california-joins-forces-with-communist-regime-against-us] Under the guise of fighting alleged man-made global warming, California Governor Jerry Brown is defying the elected government of the United States and forming an unconstitutional alliance with the mass-murdering communist regime enslaving mainland China.

Fake peer review, forged authors, fake funding: Everything’s wrong with brain cancer paper

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
The paper had everything: Fake peer review, forged authors, even a fake funder. In other words, it had nothing. A 2015 paper is the latest retraction stemming from an investigation into fake peer review by Springer, which has now netted more than a hundred papers. According to a spokesperson at Springer: Dr. Chengjun Yao and […] The post Fake peer review, forged authors, fake funding: Everything’s wrong with brain cancer paper appeared first on Retraction Watch.

"The Broken States of the Union"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"The Broken States of the Union"* by David Haggith, a.k.a. Knave Dave "For the first time in US history a handful of US states is teetering on the edge of bankruptcy. Illinois is about to be downgraded to junk bond status, which will turn its financial problems catastrophic overnight. Illinois cannot possibly pay its accumulated debt, its unpaid medicaid expenses and its future retirement obligations, so bankruptcy almost certainly will be its only way out. Main, Connecticut, Kentucky and California are also caught in chronic budget deadlocks that may lead to bankruptcy as a solut... more »

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