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Thomas Paine

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Friday, July 7, 2017

7 July - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:20 pm MDT

Climate Compilation II Arctic Sea Ice

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 13 hours ago
The background for the compilation series is provided in the first post along with my starting point analyzing temperature records. See Climate Compilation Part I Temperatures Compilation II Arctic Sea Ice (link to category) Another preoccupation has been the fluctuating Arctic Sea Ice extents. I noticed that warmists were quite focused on this issue, […]

Cop Caught on Own Body Cam Stealing Dying Elderly Man’s Christmas Money

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: money]Police have confirmed that a Texas cop was seen on his own body cam reaching into a dying man's pocket and stealing his Christmas money.

Don't Be Surprised to See Trump Bomb North Korea

Jacob G. Hornberger at 13 hours ago
[image: undefined] After the in-your-face Fourth of July “gift” that North Korea delivered to President Trump in the form of an intercontinental ballistic missile test, I wouldn’t be at all surprised to see President Trump and the Pentagon retaliate by bombing North Korea. The reason goes not only to Trump’s erratic behavior, especially when teased or taunted, but also because a bombing attack would reflect the Cold War mentality that unfortunately still holds the Pentagon in its grip. I’ll bet that most Americans today do not realize that during the Kennedy administration, the Joi... more »

Study: Adjustments account for ‘nearly all of the warming’ in climate data

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 13 hours ago
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.”

Things Geopolitical

LL at Virtual Mirage - 13 hours ago
*People's Republic of Kalifornia* I've had an education on the CALEXIT (pay attention Old NFO). As I mentioned, I sold the CA house to people who wanted to live near the newly constructed giant mosque-down-the-street. The plan was to move to AZ, rent in the Phoenix Valley while Emilie went to college in AZ and then move to the White Wolf Mine in the mountains when it was finished. Without belaboring the issue, I learned that there were five 'fugitives' from California trying to rent every house that came on the market in AZ. It's insane. Apparently the sales market is equally nuts. ... more »

Argentina: Follow-Up on the Coronel Fernandez Incident (Cuchi Corral, Santiago del Estero)

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 13 hours ago
*Source: Planeta UFO and OVNI TucumánDate: 07/07/2017* *Argentina: Follow-Up on the Coronel Fernandez Incident (Cuchi Corral, Santiago del Estero)* Nearly two years have elapsed since our investigation in [the town] of Coronel Fernandez, better known as Cuchi Corral, in Santiago del Estero. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=174151062930007&set=pcb.174151726263274&type=3. Areas of intense magnetic force that caused automobiles to lose power, lights of various colors and other paranormal phenomena were described by the witness at the time (Pedro). Having made all the corresp... more »

Trump and Putin Share Warm Handshake in First Meeting

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
Video published by the German Cabinet shows the two leaders meeting at the fringes of the G20 summit in Hamburg.

BREAKING: Putin and Trump make public statement

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 13 hours ago
The first public statement from the two leaders and Trump even spoke a word of Russian. The post BREAKING: Putin and Trump make public statement appeared first on The Duran.

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- July 7, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*CBS:* *What are the non-military options in North Korea?* North Korea's test launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on the Fourth of July is forcing the Trump administration to more seriously consider options for addressing the aggressive regime, as the president meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping at the G-20 summit in Germany this week. U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley in an emergency meeting of the U.N. Security Council said North Korea is "quickly closing off the possibility of a diplomatic solution," U.S. military action is an option, and the U.S. ... more »

Mosul Campaign Day 263 Jul 6 2017

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
The fighting in west Mosul was down to the last five neighborhoods and areas. Bab al-Tob, which was declared freedyesterday, was now cut off and surrounded. It is one of the southern entrances to the Old City district. The other areas still under Islamic State control were all along the Tigris River. That included Qurnish, Shahwan, NajafiStreet, and Maidan. There were a few reportsthat claimed the entire city was freed, but that seemed to be propaganda. Various military and political leaders said that July 6 was the day victory was to be declared in the campaign, but that appeared ... more »

‘My Deputies Don’t Do Narcan’: Sheriff Promises to Let Opioid Addicts Die

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: narcan]An Ohio sheriff just told reporters that his deputies will not carry the life-saving drug Narcan, essentially promising to let addicts die.

The Story of Pearl Harbor Did Not Begin in Hawaii

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Asia* Efforts to reach peace accords—and the expectation of one decisive battle—actually put Japan on a collision course to war with the United States. Commander Mitsuo Fuchida, strike leader for Operation Hawaii and 20-year veteran of the Imperial Japanese Navy (Kaigun), strapped himself into the observer’s seat as his Nakajima B5N2 “Kate” torpedo bomber, piloted by Lieutenant Mitsuo Matsuzaki, and lifted off from the carrier Akagi on the black morning of December 7, 1941. The top secret mission, he had been told, was to strike a crippling bl... more »

How the Battleship USS Nevada and I Survived World War II

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Europe* A former sailor recalls his ship’s participation in one of the most momentous events of World War II, from Pearl Harbor, to Normandy, to Iwo Jima. I am of Polish, Irish, and American Indian descent and grew up in the small (population 3,800) northern Illinois town of Geneva. After graduating from high school at age 17 (the only one of six siblings in my family to do so), several of us 17- and 18-year-old kids went down to the recruiting substation in Aurora, Illinois, and enlisted in the U.S. Navy. It was Thanksgiving Day, November 28,... more »

How the U.S. Military Halted North Korea's Drive to Seoul

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Asia* The massive Chinese offensive in 1951 aimed to destroy the U.S. Eighth Army and drive it from the Korean Peninsula. By mid-April 1951, the war in Korea was nearly 10 months old. United Nations forces had suffered a reversal of fortunes in late 1950 with the entry of Communist China into the war, losing the South Korean capital of Seoul but later regaining it. Now the U.S. Eighth Army, a multinational force that was dominated by American leadership and troops, found itself engaged in limited offensive operations near the 38th Parallel in t... more »

Brain Performance Not Affected By Menstrual Cycle

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 14 hours ago
Men who worry that women may not make the right decisions during a menstrual cycle, and women who claim biology is a valid excuse for being a jerk, you're both out of luck. An examination of three aspects of cognition across two menstrual cycles found that the levels of estrogen, progesterone and testosterone had no impact on working memory, cognitive bias or ability to pay attention to two things at once. While some hormones were associated with changes across one cycle in some of the women taking part, these effects didn't repeat in the following cycle. Overall, none of the horm... more »

The Official Portrait Of The G20

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* German Chancellor Angela Merkel takes part in a family photo along with French President Emmanuel Macron, U.S.President Donald Trump, Indonesia's President Joko Widodo, Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto, South African President Jacob Zuma, Argentina's President Mauricio Macri, Chinese President Xi Jinping, Russian President Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Brazilian President Michel Temer, South Korea's President Moon Jae-in, Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, India's Prime Minister... more »

Trump - Putin: The Handshake That Everyone Was Waiting For (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*NBC: **Trump And Putin Share First Handshake at Germany G-20* HAMBURG, Germany — After months of questions about their relationship, President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin shared their first handshake at the G-20 summit Friday. Meanwhile, protests at the annual event caused problems for First Lady Melania Trump. Her spokeswoman said she was unable to leave her residence because it had not been cleared by local police. "It's unfortunate," said her spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham. The handshake between Trump and Putin comes ahead of their highly-anticipated me... more »

Sarah Palin will not appear at the opening day of her defamation case against the New York Times.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 14 hours ago
Courtesy of the New York Daily News: *Conservative activist Sarah Palin won’t be attending the first court proceeding in her defamation case against The New York Times, according to her lawyer. * *The former vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor filed a lawsuit on June 27 alleging The Times ran a “fabricated story.” The initial conference in the case is set for 11 a.m. Friday. * *Asked Thursday whether Palin will be in the courtroom, her lawyer, S. Preston Ricardo, replied “No” in an email to the Daily News.* "Conservative activist?" Well I guess that sounds better than... more »

Billionaire Fave, Matchbook Learning, Coming to Indy

Doug Martin at Schools Matter - 14 hours ago
By Doug Martin Along with several other outside people and groups, Matchbook Learning’s Sajan George and his chief school officer, Amy Swann, have been picked as 2017 fellows for the Mind Trust Innovation Schools program. IPS’ supt. Lewis Ferebee and the IPS board helped choose these Mind Trust fellows, and two of them are planning new high schools (KIPP and the Purdue Polytech High School), even as the district is closing its own high schools. Mind Trust fellows can launch new charter schools, take over IPS schools, and partner with IPS itself. According to *Chalkbeat Indian... more »

What to know before growing Broccoli

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 14 hours ago
By Dr. Mercola With each satisfying crunch, broccoli delivers great-tasting nutrition and a slew of health-promoting benefits. It is low in calories and rich in vitamins and minerals. Broccoli also contains fiber, which is vital to your digestive health. As one of the cruciferous vegetables, broccoli is a close relative of Brussel sprouts, cabbage, and

Dalai Lama reveals the perfect morning routine to brighten your day

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 14 hours ago
Your morning routine sets the tone for your whole day, preparing you for everything that is to follow. While some people are naturally morning people, others struggle with the idea of getting up and moving, hitting the ‘snooze’ button as many time as they are able to get away with. RELATED ARTICLES: Study: Mindfulness Therapies

Solar paint can create hydrogen power from sunlight and water vapor

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 14 hours ago
Researchers from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology have developed a paint which generates hydrogen fuel from moist air and sunlight. The technology may be ready for commercial use in five years. RELATED ARTICLES: The Solar Powered Cooker that Stores the Sun’s Energy for Fuel-Free Grilling Every Night Tesla’s Elon Musk Says His Smart Solar

Massive Int’l Network of 87,000 Pedophiles Dismantled — American Mass Media Silent

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: child]A multi-agency international bust across several countries identified nearly 90,000 child predators participating in a horrifying network making and distributing child porn.

Maine Governor Suggests He Invents Fake Stories, Feeds Them to News Media

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
Amid reports that he planned to leave Maine during a budget disagreement, Paul LePage has attacked local media as "vile" and "inaccurate."

Yemen Army and allies conduct live fire exercise codenamed ‘Countering US Terrorism’: video

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 P.M.) – Pro-Saleh forces (likely Republican Guard) of the Yemen Army and allied national militias have conducted a live fire military exercise at a undisclosed location in Yemen. The maneuver was codenamed ‘Continuing to Counter US Terrorism’ and appears to be as much of a political statement as it is a military […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US refuses Russia’s offer to inspect Shayrat Airbase for chemical weapons

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
(TASS) The US’ refusal to visit the Shayrat Airbase, which Washington claims was used by the Syrian government to launch the April 4 chemical attack on Khan Shaykhun, calls to mind alarming thoughts about the reasons behind the denial, a senior Russian diplomat said. The Russian Foreign Ministry’s Director of the Department for Non-Proliferation and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Rebel factions tear each other apart in continued infighting in east Damascus

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:52 P.M.) – The Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) jihadist conglomerate and Faylaq Al-Rahman Islamist faction – two major militant groups within the East Ghouta pocket – have teamed up against Jaysh al-Islam, attacking the latter and seizing some of its territories. According to reports, HTS and Faylaq al-Rahman stormed and captured several checkpoints […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

In pictures: Syrian Army captures a dozen building blocks in east Damascus suburb

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:35 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) resumed their large-scale offensive in the eastern suburbs of Damascus, Thursday, striking the jihadist rebel defenses inside Jobar and ‘Ayn Tarma. Led by the 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard, the Syrian Arab Army managed to capture a dozen building blocks and several trenches near […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

OPCW ignores possibility Khan Sheikhoun chemical attack was staged: diplomat

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
(TASS) The report by the OPCW fact-finding mission on Syria ignored the probability that the Khan Shaykhun chemical incident could be staged, the Russian Foreign Ministry’s Director of the Department for Non-Proliferation and Arms Control Mikhail Ulyanov has said. A transcript of Wednesday’s briefing in Moscow for accredited representatives from the OPCW Executive Council and the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Commander of US-backed FSA rebel group assassinated in al-Dumayr

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:18 P.M.) – Two unknown assailants have assassinated Khaled Mahmoud Auziyah, a military commander of the Jaysh Asoud Al-Sharqiyah militant group, in the city of al-Dumayr. The assassins carried-out their attack in public, opening up fire on the rebel commander, killing him instantly and fleeing the scene before being caught or identified. Jaysh […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Potential deal could see Kurdish forces transfer power to Syrian gov’t in northern Aleppo

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – A Syrian government source informed Al-Masdar News on Friday that negotiations are taking place regarding the possible transfer of power of the Afrin Canton to the Syrian security forces. Part of the deal will allow the Syrian security forces to open a headquarters in the Afrin Canton, as they currently […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army captures new points along Homs-Hama border

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:50 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) struck back against the Islamic State (ISIL) in the eastern countryside of Homs, today, after repelling a major assault earlier in the day. Units from the Syrian Arab Army’s 18th Tank Division, with help from the National Defense Forces (NDF), chipped away at the Islamic […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

BREAKING: Explosion in central Lugansk

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
A large blast which occurred last week in Donetsk city centre is still under investigation. The post BREAKING: Explosion in central Lugansk appeared first on The Duran.

First images of Trump and Putin together

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
They've met. It's official. The post First images of Trump and Putin together appeared first on The Duran.

Here Are the Winners of 2017’s Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards

White Wolf at White Wolf - 15 hours ago
We are so used to the majesty and fearsome nature of the animal kingdom that we often forget they can also be side-splittingly funny. Thankfully the annual Comedy Wildlife Photography Awards acts as a constant reminder that, despite our differences, animals can be just as awkward as we are. This year's nominated photos include an enlightened kangaroo 'practicing Kung Fu' in the Australian outback, a young elephant seal's reaction to what one can only assume is some delicious gossip - and a cheeky fox desecrating a golf green. In one of the most beautifully timed shots, a giraffe ... more »

Friday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 15 hours ago
Assorted content to end your week. - Naomi Klein highlights how capital and power combine to turn disasters into profit-making opportunities - while noting that the Trump presidency is just such a disaster. And Linda McQuaig discusses why we should see the income tax and other collective funding mechanisms as an important step in nation-building. - Don Pittis writes that a focus on raw job numbers misses the important question as to whether any particular job is actually livable. And Jason Moyer-Lee points out that many of the attempts to avoid employment regulations through "gig" ... more »

Russian President Putin Has A New Presidential Limousine

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
FSUE 'NAMI' *Sputnik:* *A Closer Look at President Putin's New Russian-Made Presidential Limousine* President Vladimir Putin has familiarized himself with the Russian-made limousine, part of the 'Cortege' project, Minister of Industry and Trade Denis Manturov has confirmed. The brand new series of official vehicles is expected to be released in time for the inauguration following next year's presidential elections. Speaking to Russia's Izvestia newspaper, the minister said that the president had personally tested out the new vehicle, and that he was left satisfied with the state ... more »

The Fourth Estate Is Circling The Wagons, But They Are Losing The Information War

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
(REUTERS/Lucas Jackson) *Kenneth T. Walsh, US News and World Report*: *Solidarity in the Fourth Estate* *President Donald Trump's attacks are helping to unite journalists.* It's rare for journalists to join forces. Usually they are too competitive, independent and stubborn for that. But President Donald Trump's unrelenting war against what he calls the "fake" news media is generating a new solidarity in the Fourth Estate. Instead of causing reporters and editors to knuckle under, Trump's attempts at intimidation are generating the biggest anti-Trump media backlash since he took of... more »

"Everything Can Fall Into Place, Or Could Fall Apart" — Trump-Putin Summit Friday Is Historic Turning Point

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 15 hours ago
As the scheduled summit on Friday between Presidents Trump and Putin draws near, there is great potential for a breakout from the British-orchestrated drive to sabotage cooperation between Russia and the United States. Yet, as Helga Zepp-LaRouche warned today, this is no time for complacency — "Everything can fall into place, or could fall apart." The North Korean situation is being driven to the brink and blamed on China, while the British are manufacturing fake-news of a chemical attack in Syria and blaming it on Russia. The issue of war or peace is immediately before us. The Br... more »

DEA Allowed Criminal Cops to Build Their Own Drug Empires for Over a Decade

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: dea]According to a whistleblower inside the DEA, the agency "allowed and promoted" multiple officers to run their own personal drug cartels for years.

Conjuring Hitler: How Britian & America Made the Third Reich

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 15 hours ago
*Another excellent interview provided to us all from Tim Kelly @ Our Interesting Times.* *Our Interesting Times is linked, always, in the sidebar of this blog. * *I like Tim Kelly's interview style.* *"**Guido Giacomo Preparata joins Our Interesting Times to discuss his book Conjuring Hitler: How Britain and America made the Third Reich. We talk about how Great Britain fomented two world wars to prevent an alliance forming between Germany and Russia and how the rise of National Socialism in Germany was not an aberration or accident of history but the result of Anglo-American financia... more »

The New Face Of The Progressive Movement In The U.S.?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Jerusalem Post*: *Linda Sarsour calls for 'jihad' against American government* "Do not criticize me when I say that we as a Muslim community in these United States of America have to be perpetually outraged." In a largely self-congratulatory speech to the Annual Islamic Society of North American (ISNA) this past weekend, Palestinian-American activist Linda Sarsour called for the "best form" of jihad against the current American administration. "A word of truth in front of a tyrant ruler or leader, that is the best form of jihad," Sarsour declared. "And I hope that we, when we st... more »

Tesla To Build Battery Backup For S Australia

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood h/t Philip Bratby Tesla to build world’s largest lithium ion battery in Australia, reports the BBC. An Australian state will install the world’s largest lithium ion battery in a “historic” deal with electric car firm Tesla and energy company Neoen. The battery will protect South Australia from the kind […]

Lyin' Ryan And His Death Spiral

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
According to his latest FEC filing at the end of March, Paul Ryan has already spent $2,586,047 this cycle and has a campaign archest of $9,399,416. Last cycle he spent $13,393,345-- against a vanity candidate the Democratic Party ignored and who spent a grand total of $16,890-- far less than the crackpot Trumpist, Paul Nehlen, who primaried Ryan from the right and spent $1,402,877. Nehlen appears to be running against Ryan again-- but this cycle the Democrats-- despite the DCCC-- have a real candidate to run against Ryan, an iron worker and union/vets activist who raised half a mi... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
Mitch McConnell seems to be acknowledging the likelihood of defeat: A bill focused on buttressing the nation’s insurance marketplaces will be needed if the full-fledged Republican effort to repeal much of President Barack Obama’s health care law fails, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday.... The remarks by McConnell, R-Ky., also implicitly meant that to show progress on health care, Republicans controlling the White House and Congress might have to negotiate with Democrats. While the current, wide-ranging GOP health care bill — which McConnell is still hoping to pus... more »

The retraction countdown: How quickly do journals pull papers?

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
After Tina Wenz was found guilty of scientific misconduct, how long did it take for journals to retract the problematic papers? The answer: Between three and nine months. In September 2016, the University of Cologne found that Wenz had committed scientific misconduct in six papers and requested they all be retracted. From that point on, […] The post The retraction countdown: How quickly do journals pull papers? appeared first on Retraction Watch.

A Pivotal Moment

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
Michael Harris has written a must read column on the importance of journalism -- real journalism. That kind of journalism is a group project: It takes an invisible team coming together that the public never sees. It takes a reporter, or a team of reporters. It takes astute researchers. It takes relentless, meticulous editors. It takes lawyers poring over every word for legal pitfalls. And it takes publishers and editors-in-chief willing first to pay for it all, and then to risk the farm to publish it. Why? Because they believe in the motive, method and merit of what their teams pr... more »

The war within the White House intensifies as top advisers assemble their own teams to push their own agendas.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
Courtesy of Politico: *President Donald Trump won office on promises to shake up how Washington works, and so far that’s been most apparent in his own West Wing, where his top advisers have built up personal staffs to support their own agendas instead of using a traditional White House policy and messaging operation. * *Chief strategist Steve Bannon has two special assistants, a deputy assistant, an executive assistant and a body man working in his “war room” — plus his external press hand, something his predecessors under President Barack Obama, David Axelrod and David Plouffe, ne... more »

"All Is Not Lost..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
"If you can't answer a man's arguments, all is not lost; you can still call him vile names." - Elbert Hubbard

Post # 41,000: "How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
"Well, you see, it's like this..."

"Putin Is Right About Our Democracy”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"Putin Is Right About Our Democracy”* by Bill Bonner ‘*Oliver Stone:* Donald Trump won. This is your fourth president, am I right? Clinton, Mr. Bush, Mr. Obama, and now your fourth one. *‘Vladimir Putin:* Yes, that’s true. *‘Stone:* What changes? *‘Putin:* Well, almost nothing. Everywhere, especially in the United States, the bureaucracy is very strong. And bureaucracy rules the world.’ – "The Putin Interviews" "We came back to France in time for a wedding. It was a marvelous ceremony, held in a 12th-century church, followed by a reception in an ancient chateau nearby. What impresse... more »

Donald Trump’s highly disturbing Warsaw speech

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 17 hours ago
President Trump's Warsaw speech, laden with apocalyptic "Clash of Civilisations" rhetoric and pandering of Polish nationalism, will not only worsen Poland's already difficult relations with Germany and Russia, but threatens a further deterioration in the international situation. The post Donald Trump’s highly disturbing Warsaw speech appeared first on The Duran.

G20: Putin-Trump handshake, lots of Trump Tweets and China blasting the US

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 17 hours ago
The Chinese President and Indian Prime Minister exchanged warm words at a BRICS sideline meeting of the G20. This comes as China blasts the US for violating the airspace over the South China Sea. The post G20: Putin-Trump handshake, lots of Trump Tweets and China blasting the US appeared first on The Duran.

UKRAINE: Cameraman fighting for life after military stunt gone wrong

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 17 hours ago
It is another example of the lack of professionalism among Ukrainian troops. The post UKRAINE: Cameraman fighting for life after military stunt gone wrong appeared first on The Duran.

Ground Transportation Infrastructure Deficiencies in America - A Growing Problem

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 17 hours ago
A study by the U.S. Department of Transportation clearly shows the sad state of America's ground transportation infrastructure. In its latest update, the DOT's Conditions and Performance report to Congress provides some interesting statistics that shows where Washington needs to spend money to ensure the safety of the travelling public. In this posting, we will look at the condition of America's inventory of roads, bridges and transit systems including rail and bus. Let's start by looking at the condition of America's roads and bridges, key complements of infrastructure that many ... more »

Former Employer's Attorney Can Be Liable For Despicable Retaliation

Donna Ballman at Screw You Guys, I'm Going Home - 17 hours ago
In a case that has the management-side bar moaning and groaning, the 9th Circuit held that an attorney who set up an ICE deportation sting against a client's former employee could be held personally liable for retaliation. As if it weren't bad enough that this attorney represented an employer that used the employee's immigration status to bully them into staying with the company, then failed to pay wages due, this attorney then had the former employee, a milker for a dairy, deported. Indeed, he bragged that it is his practice to have employees who sue his clients deported: Here's wh... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 17 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Trump's disdain for CNN reportedly seen as 'wild card' amid pending $85 billion Time Warner-AT&T merger It's the latter part of this news that's of interest, beginning with the word "pending." Animated map reveals the 113,000 miles of cable that power America's internet Britain has opened its first prison wing to stop terrorists radicalising other inmates China wants to build a 'forest city' to tackle air pollution – here's how it could look How 'bout not chopping them down in the first place? Louisiana is the first state to prohibit public universities from as... more »

Man Discovers Only Boring Mailbox in Taiwan

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 18 hours ago
*This mailbox is so dull, there is just no way to take a good picture of it.* Johnson Chen, 42, of Taichung city was out for a stroll this weekend when he accidentally stumbled across the only boring mailbox in Taiwan. "I read in the newspaper about our many interesting mailboxes," Chen told *The View*, "like the Wind Lion mailbox in Kinmen, this cat shaped mailbox, this Seediq flavored mailbox, this mailbox-shaped post office, a lantern shaped mailbox, a Saisiyat flavored mailbox in Miaoli, this golden mailbox, and this indigenous symbol-decorated mailbox in Pingtung." "I didn't ... more »

La Scalata della Glaxo (Glaxo's Rapid Rise in Italy)

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
By John Stone (Traduzione di GM) John Stone wrote about the ascent (la scalata) of Glaxo on June 21st of this year. Below is an Italian translation that we hope will find its way across the pond to our friends...

Vaxxed The Movie's Del Bigtree Responds to John Oliver's Vaccine Tirade

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 19 hours ago
We invite you to watch Del Bigtree dissect and decimate John Oliver's vulgar and vicious tirade about vaccination choice. The embed code is disabled, so please follow THIS LINK. Thank you. High Wire with Del Bigtree

Egyptian Army kills over 40 terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – The Egyptian Army was involved in a fierce battle with a group of terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula, Friday, resulting in a large death toll for all parties involved. The fighting began after two terrorists attempted to blow themselves up at a military checkpoint south of Rafah. While the attempted […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIS throws another VBIED at Kurdish forces in Raqqa: video

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:35 P.M.) – After destroying a forward headquarters used by the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) in Raqqa with a car bomb two days ago, the ISIS terrorist group has hurled yet another vehicle-borne improvised explosive device (VBIED) at Kurdish forces fighting for control of the city. At the present time, who the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

ISIL takes a huge hit in Deir Ezzor after another desperate offensive

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:05 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIL) launched another offensive in the Deir Ezzor Governorate this week, targeting the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) defenses near the Panorama Roundabout. ISIL began the assault by storming the Syrian Army’s positions east of the Panorama School; this would result in a series of intense clashes this […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Republican Guard brigade to join Tiger Forces offensive on Sukhnah: reports

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 A.M.) – With word of a new offensive operation by the Tiger Forces aimed at capturing the oil rich town of al-Sukhnah in far-eastern Homs Governonate confirmed, there are now reports that the 124th Brigade of the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) Republican Guard will also partake in this very same operation. The […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Jaysh Al-Islam launches another attack against former allies in East Ghouta

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – The Islamist rebels of Jaysh Al-Islam launched another attack against their former allies from Faylaq Al-Rahman and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham in the East Ghouta region of rural Damascus. Jaysh Al-Islam began the attack inside the farms of Al-Ash’ari, striking their former allies at the southeastern axis of this territory. While […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Breaking: Jihadist rebels violate ceasefire agreement in southern Syria

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels have violated the 48 hour ceasefire in southern Syria after firing rockets and mortar shells at the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) positions, a military source informed Al-Masdar this morning. “Armed groups violated the truce this morning when they fired shells and rockets at our forces north of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

US becoming more aggressive in Syria: expert

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
(TASS) The US policy towards Syria has become more aggressive with the advent of the Trump administration, Boris Dolgov, a Senior Research Fellow at the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Center for Arab and Islamic Studies, said at a roundtable discussion dedicated to the fifth round of the intra-Syrian talks in Astana. “The main objective of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Polls show Donald Trump getting very close to 60% disapproval.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
That's fake news. Courtesy of CBS News: *Nearly three-in-five Americans disapprove of the job Donald Trump is doing as president, according to new survey data. * *Fifty-seven percent of Americans in a Reuters/Ipsos poll published Wednesday said they disapprove of the president's job performance, while only 38 percent said they approve. * *A Gallup poll released Tuesday reported similar findings: 57 percent of Americans gave Mr. Trump the thumbs-down, while 37 percent gave him the thumbs-up.* *The president's numbers were slightly better -- but still underwater -- in an Economist... more »

On ICRT: Podcast Link

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 19 hours ago
[image: IMG-20170628-WA0008] *The east coast at Shiti fishing port. This is where things begin to become very beautiful.* On ICRT tonight at ~8:15 for Taiwan This Week, hosted by Gavin Phipps, who is amazing. Guests are myself and the redoubtable Klaus Bardenhagen, always a pleasure. There is also a ten minute segment with J Michael Cole, who has some interesting observations on the arms sale. Link to the podcast. _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of ... more »

Two on the arms sales

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 19 hours ago
*A woman catches some Zs at the train station, putting her fan over her face.* Longtime US gov't Taiwan expert Shirley Kan wrote in the recent Global Taiwan Institute Brief on the US arms sales. The whole piece is good, but I thought this was interesting.... The State Department did not brief or notify Congress of the pending arms sales until late June. On June 15, Chairman Ed Royce of the House Foreign Affairs Committee expressed concern about successive administrations’ delays in arms sales notifications for Taiwan, which have needlessly dragged out the arms sales process. He ho... more »

NEW YORK TIMES: Outrageous lie published about Iran and 9/11

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
A later correction was both feeble and misleading. The post NEW YORK TIMES: Outrageous lie published about Iran and 9/11 appeared first on The Duran.

Cyprus talks collapse as Turkey refuses to withdraw military from the island

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 19 hours ago
No solution to the Cyprus problem. The post Cyprus talks collapse as Turkey refuses to withdraw military from the island appeared first on The Duran.

It Need Not Be So - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
*It is often so* *Humans bear so much sadness* *It need not be so* *©** 2017 M.N. Hopkins* *Note: *I wrote this poem this morning while out and about in town as I passed a young man on the sidewalk whom carried such a tremedous amount of sadness. Luckily, I had a pen and a small pack of Kleenex napkins in a small pocket of my backpack to write on before the words flew from memory. He was physically young, healthy and well trained but emotionally not so sound. This is often the case when I pass young people on the bike path or sidewalk. I don't mean to pry, just hap... more »

"To Be Sure..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
○ "To be sure, you would like to live in a world where people in white hats bring people in black hats to justice, but you don't.Don't let this discourage you, though. You can accept that life is unfair and still relish it. You aren't in total control of your life, but there is a nice big chunk of your life over which you have complete authority - beat that part to a pulp. Just remember the unfair nature of the world, the randomness of birthright, means people often suffer adversity and enjoy opulence through no effort of their own. If you think the world is just and fair, people wh... more »

Free Download: Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn, “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich”* by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn “One Day in the Life of Ivan Denisovich” is, as the title suggests, a simple story of one day in the life of Ivan Shukov Denisovich, a prisoner in a Soviet concentration camp. Shukov, a simple Russian peasant fighting for Stalin in WWII, is imprisoned for treason - a crime he did not commit - and has spent the last 8 years in concentration camps. Shukov’s day begins at 5.00 a.m. with the clang of the reveille - he is, along with the other prisoners, marched out into the bitter cold, stripped and searched for forbi... more »

"Freedom Is Not Necessarily The Absence Of Tyranny"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"Freedom Is Not Necessarily The Absence Of Tyranny"* by Brandon Smith "Is it true that freedom is an overly idealized concept? Perhaps, but it is one of the few concepts worthy of idealization. It is so worthy, that it is worth dying for. Since the dawn of recorded history human beings have fought and sacrificed to attain freedom. It is an inherent psychological construct. It is a principle that is rooted not only in the mind of man, but his spirit or soul. Scientists in the realm of the mind have struggled for generations to understand where it comes from - others have sought to ... more »

LHCb Unearths New Doubly-Charmed Hadron Where Marek Karliner And Jonathan Rosner Ordered It

Tommaso Dorigo at Science 2.0 blogs - 20 hours ago
It is always nice to learn that a new hadron is discovered - this broadens our understanding of the extremely complicated fabric of Quantum Chromodynamics (QCD), the theory of strong interactions that govern nuclear matter and are responsible for its stability. Hadrons are particles formed by quarks and gluons. Thus, they are not "elementary" in the strict sense of the word: that adjective can only be used for quarks and gluons themselves, along with leptons and gauge bosons. Of course, this is only our present understanding of the fundamental building blocks of the universe: it is ... more »

Does the confirmed mass of the \(ucc\) baryon make this field exciting?

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 20 hours ago
*You may have heard that whenever the title is a question, the author's answer to the question is No.* Well, it's mostly the case here but I actually think that if you statistically evaluated TRF blog posts with questions in the title, the percentage would be close to 50-50. Well, it could be hard because many blog posts give some "it depends", nuanced answers. My view is that the 50-to-50 ratio of "Yes" and "No" is actually a sign that the author isn't a demagogue. As you could have seen in the media, the LHCb collaboration at the LHC collider has detected a new particle, the "dou... more »

Don't Fear the New Nationalism

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
First, all nationalism and tribalism is a functional derivative of childhood education. You are part of your family and your community teaches you that you are part of a greater whole as in tribe or nationality. So changing any of this in the adult world is slow and open to abuses by jingoistic promoters. To change all this globally means a universal educational program and that means the resolution of obvious sources of conflict such as Islam. Add in the desirability of adaptive variability and we are certainly making soup. Can this be optimally guided at all? Of course... more »

Kolbrin - Book of the Sons of Fire Chpt 3 & 4 Brotherhood and amos

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
We discover the practices of a substantial spiritual community. One presumes this community remained in tact until the modern era and the plausibly dissipated. Thus the maintenance of this body of work. I do strongly suggest reading this description of spiritual practice. Much is promised here and more importantly we gain a different perspective. The item on Amos is clearly in the Levant and the peoples of the old testament are now present. *CHAPTER THREE * *THE BROTHERHOOD * *Brothers in belief, there are two roads through life, the Road of Good and the Road of Evil; th... more »

The Kindness of Strangers, ...Wildlife Edition

Grant G at The Straight Goods - 21 hours ago
*Written by Grant G* Writing about politics, bitter pills, buttered words and nuanced nausea....from the soul, I care too much, yell too silent and remember everything.....including what's important, life, all life and its intricate forms... Hummingbirds...last summer I put out a humming bird feeder...North Burnaby, to my amazement within an hour I had my first hummer filling up...red petals and sugar nectar and what show stoppers they are, aerobatic displays tease my senses....3 hummingbird feeders later, now 4 feeders hanging, one on each corner of the house.. Last winter, our ... more »

Forget About The Trump - Putin Face-Off. I Am Going To Be Looking At Chinese President Xi And Indian Prime Minister Modi

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with China's President Xi Jinping during the BRICS leaders' meeting in October 2016. (AFP File Photo) *Bloomberg:* *Himalayan Stand-Off Makes for an Awkward G-20 for Xi and Modi* * Xi and Modi will meet at BRICS event on sidelines of G-20 * Comes amid renewal of tensions over their disputed border Things could get a little awkward when Chinese President Xi Jinping and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi see each other on the sidelines of the Group of 20 meeting in Germany. Far from the plush leaders events in Hamburg, China and India are facing the resu... more »

Republicans help pass Illinois budget over Rauner's veto

Kenneth Thomas at Middle Class Political Economist - 21 hours ago
For the second time in as many months, legislative Republicans have turned on their Republican governor for his refusal to back tax increases to help balance the budget. Last month, supermajority Kansas Republicans revolted against Sam Brownback's six-year tax-cutting experiment, which brought the state persistent budget problems and two credit downgrades. Tonight (July 6) enough Republicans joined with the majority House Democrats to override Bruce Rauner's veto of the Illinois budget (the Senate overrode on July 4 with one Republican vote), ending a two-year battle. Like Kansas, I... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 21 hours ago
*Trump, Epstein and model Ingrid Seynhaeve.* What about Donald Trump's friend Jeffrey Epstein? The writer Taki Theodoracopulos appears to hint that Jeffrey Epstein's group may be bisexual. In an article on Jeffrey Epstein, Taki writes: "Students of Ancient Greece might pick up the signals: *very young boys resemble very young girls*, but if you need more details all you have to do is pick up professor Dover’s classic, ''Greek Homosexuality''. Jeffrey Epstein, Pervert - Taki's Magazine . *Jeffrey Epstein likes boys?* Maximilia Cordero had a lawsuit claiming 'she' had engaged in ... more »

The Shocking Truth About Emmanuel Macron – What You Need To Know! He Wants to Rule Like the Roman God of Gods (Jupiter)!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Published on Jul 6, 2017 Emmanuel Macron is a former Rothschild banker turned president of France…He recently declared that he desires to reign as a “Jupitarian” president like the Roman god of gods…And now he wants to make vaccines mandatory in France by 2018 so in this video Dan Dicks of Press For Truth peels […]

Israeli Rabbi Asks Settlers to Poison Palestinian Water

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Israeli Rabbi Asks Settlers to Poison Palestinian Water by http://www.daysofpalestine.com/ Days of Palestine, West Bank -Israeli Jewish Rabbi Shlomo Mlma asked on Sunday Israeli Jewish settlers to poison Palestinian water resources in order to kill them. – Mlma, the chairman of the Council of Rabbis in the West Bank settlements, asked the settlers to do so […]

CNN’s Ratings Collapse As Primetime Shows Draw Less Viewers Than Re-Runs Of “Yogi Bear”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
CNN’s Ratings Collapse As Primetime Shows Draw Less Viewers Than Re-Runs Of “Yogi Bear” by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com A series of fake news articles (see here, here and here), black mail of anonymous Reddit userswho had the audacity to poke fun at them and a couple of undercover videos from Project Veritas revealing CNN producers admitting their own news is “mostly bullshit,” […]

Gay Vatican Drug/Orgy Story Broken By Infowars

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Published on Jul 6, 2017 On Monday, Leo Zagami joined Infowars live to provide intelligence straight from Italy on the gay, cocaine-fueled orgy at the Vatican, and now the MSM has been forced to cover the story as well. end

CNN Creates Fake News To Explain Trump Popularity

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Published on Jul 6, 2017 Instead of admitting that Trump is actually gaining popularity and doing a great job as President they’d rather create fake news to deny the truth. end

Pentagon in Bed with Hollywood, Documents Show

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Published on Jul 6, 2017 The US government played a part in producing more than 800 major films and 1,000 TV shows from the 1950’s through the present, according to over 4,000 pages of documents a watchdog group obtained. RT America’s Natasha Sweatte has more on the cooperation between the nation’s media and political capitals. […]

‘This is an Attack on Internet, CNN Informally Declared War on It’ – Reddit Moderator

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 22 hours ago
Published on Jul 6, 2017 The internet community is turning off CNN after the news channel said it might disclose the identity of the alleged creator of the viral meme featuring Donald Trump wrestling that logo. RT spoke with the moderator of the Reddit website for more info. end

How We Transplant Vegetable Plugs

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: Handle your plugs like this] The one thing that we did that made a difference was to first dehydrate to the wilt stage before we transplanted. Then the night before we soaked them This hardened up tender tomatoes in particular and we almost never lost any. It is all about a lot of simple things and this item captures that completely. And all that was with no plugs to work with.And yes it is always fussy. *How We Transplant Vegetable Plugs * *5/7/2014 9:22:00 AM* *By The Natural Gardening Company* * Tags: spring, transplanting seedlings, California, The Natur... more »

Another MIB Incident at Pleasant Ridge

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
This is well before any publicity and thus interesting. The only plausible explanation for this is disguised aliens working with our won agencies. If it were us, a multitude of better dressage is available and none of it would excite any comment. These folks are accepting an appearance that fully disguises as best as possible and also accepting unwelcome attention as well. that surely means no ready choices. The obvious corollary is that aliens able to adopt a human disguise easily are out there as well ans has also been reported. In fact we have enough idle traffic to ... more »

Greg Hunter, "Weekly News Wrap-Up 7/7/2017"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*"Weekly News Wrap-Up 7/7/2017"* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "North Korea celebrated the Fourth of July with a bang by successfully launching a brand new ICBM. An emergency meeting was called at the UN, and the President said it was “dangerous” and would have to be “dealt with.” The Illinois legislature has overridden the Republican Governor’s veto in that state to pass a spending bill and give its citizens a 32% tax increase. Lawmakers will not cut anything and will only raise taxes. The one thing that might get cut is the bond ratings for Illinois state debt. The ratings age... more »

Is This President Trump's Syrian Strategy?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
A combination of file photos showing Russian President Vladimir Putin at the Novo-Ogaryovo state residence outside Moscow, Russia, January 15, 2016 and U.S. President Donald Trump posing for a photo in New York City, U.S., May 17, 2016. REUTERS/Ivan Sekretarev/Pool/Lucas Jackson/File Photos *Spencer Ackerman, Daily Beast:* T*his Is Trump’s Plan to Team Up With Putin in Syria—and Leave Assad in Power* *Trump finally has a Syria strategy. It relies on Russian soldiers and a dictator who Trump said in April had to go.* For once, Rex Tillerson is not freelancing. Late Wednesday, ahead... more »

Jeremy Corbyn says Queen should be replaced by head of state when she dies

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
This Express article http://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/824460/Jeremy-Corbyn-Queen-replaced-head-of-state-die-monarchy-royal-family-republican reminds us of a Jeremy Corbyn interview comment from a while ago: 'I think it's time that we just moved on and said, when the Queen completes her reign, wouldn't that be an appropriate time to call it a day and have an elected Head of State' An unbiased news organisation would ask Jeremy Corbyn if that was still his view, and if not what changed his view. It might also ask if his views have changed, might they change again. The BBC won't ask... more »

May to press G20 on terror financing per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
According to this BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-40525277 'There must be no "safe spaces" for terrorist funding in the global financial system, Theresa May will tell a meeting of the G20 on Friday. The UK PM will focus on ways to track small sums of money used to finance "lone wolf" attacks, as well as large transfers, at the summit in Germany.' Odd how the focus, according to the BBC anyway, will be on 'small sums of money used to finance "lone wolf" attacks, as well as large transfers' but there's no mention of Saudi Arabian sponsorship.

Gruesome footage of an ISIL terrorist laughing while shooting fleeing civilians

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:55 A.M.) – A video from a dead Islamic State (ISIL) terrorist’s cell phone was released by the Iraqi Army this week, showing the unnamed militant laughing while opening fire on fleeing civilians in Mosul. According to an Iraqi activist, the ISIL terrorist was laughing and speaking Turkish while he was shooting at […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Ceasefire extended until July 8th in southern Syria

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 A.M.) – A ceasefire in southern Syria has been extended for another 48 hours after both the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and opposition forces agreed to the extension. According to a military source in Dara’a, the ceasefire will end at 11:59 P.M. (Damascus Time) on July 8th and could be extended if […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army’s elite forces prepare for large operation

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army’s elite Tiger Forces are gearing up for a new offensive after taking a week off from operations following the liberation the Khanasser Plain. According to a military source, the Tiger Forces have returned to the western countryside of the Al-Raqqa Governorate, where they are expected to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Police clashed with thousands of protesters as Trump and other world leaders arrived at the Group of 20 summit https://t.co/yKcX1Nocuo — Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) July 7, 2017 Russia objects to U.N. condemnation of North Korea, says test was not ICBM https://t.co/KzJH0lmGcM pic.twitter.com/82wN6hAwMX — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 7, 2017 U.S. job growth seen accelerating; unemployment rate steady https://t.co/RDW43avMDW — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) July 7, 2017 Ships exporting Iranian oil go dark, raising sanctions red flags https://t.co/upIkgAH2ww — Wall Street Journal (... more »

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

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 latest edition of the DSM “bible” to attempt to normalize raping children, initially calling pedophilia... more »

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

Alex Newman at rss - 1 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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

(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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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.

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Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 [...]

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