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Thomas Paine

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

Saturday, July 8, 2017

8 July - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:51 pm MDT

Vladimir Putin seems pretty convinced that Trump bought his denials about interference in the 2016 election.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 13 hours ago
God you have soft hands.Courtesy of the AP: *Russian President Vladimir Putin says he thinks U.S. President Donald Trump believed his in-person denials of Russian meddling in the U.S. presidential vote. * *Putin spoke Saturday after the Group of 20 summit where he and Trump had their first face to face meeting. * *He said Trump asked him numerous questions about Russia’s alleged interference in the U.S. election during a lengthy discussion on the issue. * *Putin says he thinks his answers satisfied Trump, but added that Trump’s opinion would be better sought from the U.S. presi... more »

The Polish handshake snub that wasn't!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*SATURDAY, JULY 8, 2017New York Magazine's fake news:* Those people! Where do conservatives get the idea that our mainstream press corps is constantly pimping fake news? In part, they get the idea from the fact that our "press corps" likes to traffic in silly piddle which looks a great deal like "fake news!" Today, we'll focus on this childish New York Magazine post about the handshake diss that wasn't. But similar dissembling nonsense appeared all over the mainstream press in the wake of Thursday's shocking handshake incident. Later, this nonsense was trumpeted by conservative ... more »

President Trump Meets Chinese President Xi At The G20 And Tells Him That The N Korea Nuclear Threat Will End 'One Way Or Another'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
FOX News *USA Today:* *With North Korea crisis mounting, Trump meets with Chinese President Xi* HAMBURG — President Trump met with his Chinese counterpart at the G-20 summit Saturday, hoping to revamp a relationship that he once hoped could provide the key to resolving the North Korea crisis. Saying "something has to be done" to prevent North Korea from developing a nuclear missile, Trump thanked Chinese President Xi Jinping for his work on the issue. "It may take longer than I'd like, it may take longer that you'd like," Trump told the Chinese premier. "But there will be success... more »

China And Japan Meet At The G20 To Reset Ties

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Chinese President Xi Jinping meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Hamburg, Germany, July 8, 2017. (Xinhua/Ma Zhancheng) *Bloomberg:* *China and Japan Leaders Seek Ties Reset Amid North Korea Worries* * First formal summit in 10 months crowns months of work * Five years since island feud sparked worst crisis in decades Chinese President Xi Jinping and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met for 40 minutes on Saturday in Germany as they seek to overcome years of rocky ties to better handle the military threat from North Korea. In their chat the leaders agreed to enhance ta... more »

A Paine-ful Weekend At Bernie's

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
"These principles had not their origin in him, but in the original establishment, many centuries back; and they were become too deeply rooted to be removed, and the augean stable of parasites and plunderers too abominably filthy to be cleansed, by anything, short of a complete and universal revolution." Thomas Paine Thomas Paine could have been writing about why the "resistance" to Donald Trump is so ineffectual when what's really needed is a global revolution against the whole rotten global financial system. No matter that Paine was talking about Louis XVI of France, who actually ... more »

WATCH: Cop Dumps Woman Out of Wheelchair, Then Walks Away

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: wheelchair]A cop in Columbus, Ohio was seen allegedly dumping a disabled woman from her wheelchair, only to turn and walk away.

Yet Another Trump Policy That Facilitates Future Tampering With US Elections By Russia; This One Agreed Face to Face With Putin!

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 13 hours ago
“Forming a working group on cyber interference in elections with Russia is akin to inviting North Korea to lead one … Continue reading →

Nuclear facilities targeted by hackers – say USA Homeland Security Dept. and F.B.I.

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 13 hours ago
Originally posted on nuclear-news: Hackers Are Targeting Nuclear Facilities, Homeland Security Dept. and F.B.I. Say, NYT, By NICOLE PERLROTH, JULY 6, 2017, Since May, hackers…

If A Nuclear Bomb Explodes In Your City These Are The Emergency Supplies You Should Have

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Nuclear bomb explosion blast city shutterstock *The Independent:* *If a nuclear bomb explodes, these are the emergency supplies you should have prepared or grab on the run* If a nuclear bomb were to hit, these are the items should should keep to hand. North Korea on Tuesday reportedly launched its first intercontinental ballistic missile — a rocket capable of travelling more than 3,400 miles with a weapon on top. The feat suggests that the isolated country, one of nine nations that together wield more than 14,900 nukes, could strike Alaska. However, the rest of the US faces a muc... more »

German Intelligence: Iran Is Still Seeking Nuclear Weapons Technology

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Jerusalem Post*: *German intelligence: Iran seeks nuclear weapons technology* Tehran also spies on "declared enemies" Israel and Jewish institutions in Germany, according to intelligence reports. Damning German intelligence reports emerged in June and July revealing the Iranian regime's continued pursuit of nuclear weapons and missile technology in defiance of international sanctions and UN regulations to contain Tehran's jingoism. The federal intelligence report stated the Islamic Republic also targets Jewish and Israeli institutions for espionage purposes. According to the Ge... more »

UN Approves Treaty To Ban Nuclear Weapons Despite Boycott By Nations Who Have Nuclear Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*The Atlantic:* *122 Nations Approve 'Historic' Treaty Banning Nuclear Weapons* While the treaty faces many barriers to implementation, it signifies a profound international statement. More than 120 nations adopted the first international treaty banning nuclear weapons on Friday at the United Nations headquarters in New York City. The initiative—led by Austria, Brazil, Mexico, South Africa, and New Zealand—was approved by 122 votes, with only the Netherlands opposed, and Singapore abstaining. The nine countries generally recognized as possessing nuclear weapons—the U.S., Russia, ... more »

USrael reacts to Trump's G20 Appearance - The Sound of One Hand Clapping

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 14 hours ago
*Trump and Putin Shake Hands* Yesterday evening I did something I rarely do...I sat down to watch the evening news. I surfed the main$tream media news channels with relish...*looking for reaction to Trump's G20 performance.* CNN was catatonic. The three resident Jewish Panelists looked stunned, as they tried to remain "professional" while spouting their cabalist nonsense. They ended up agreeing (and why not?) that Trump "proved", by his cozying up to Putin...that he (Trump) *HAD* been in bed with Putin all along and that Putin *HAD* helped him to get elected. This Morning, CNN... more »

Power Tripping Cop Sued for Pulling Over Ambulance Carrying a Patient to Intimidate Them

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: kentucky]Kentucky taxpayers now owe $26,000 to an EMT after he was wrongfully pulled over by a Sheriff's Deputy who owns a competing ambulance company.

Selective reporting

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
(h/t NotaSheep). To state the obvious, some news stories interest certain media outlets more than others - for whatever reason. The *Daily Telegraph*, the *Daily Mail *and the *Jewish Chronicle, *for instance, are currently reporting that a Muslim hate preacher from South Africa called Ebrahim Bham (notorious, among other things, for saying that Jews are "fleas") will be addressing the Palestine Expo at the Queen Elizabeth II Centre in London this very weekend. This event is taking place within what the *Telegraph* calls "a prominent Government building", despite (a) Mrs May's... more »

Putin Points At Journalists And Asks Trump 'Are These The Ones Hurting You?'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*The Independent*: *Putin points at journalists and asks Trump 'are these the ones hurting you?' during press conference* *'These are the ones,' Mr Trump replies* Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin kicked off their highly anticipated one-one-one meeting by trading disparaging comments about the reporters gathered to cover it. At a photo op before their private G20 summit meeting, the Russian President leaned in to Mr Trump, gestured to the journalists in the room, and asked: "These are the ones hurting you?” "These are the ones. You're right about that,” Mr Trump responded. *Read m... more »

Video: Dare to disagree

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 15 hours ago
While there are people who absolutely do not mind conflict, most people avoid it at all costs. However, in the video below, Margaret Heffernan- the former CEO of five businesses- shows us that “good disagreement is central to progress.” She also shows us that the best partners aren’t “yes men” and how successful research teams, relationships,

Matcha brownies with green tea frosting (calming, antioxidant-rich recipe)

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 15 hours ago
(Editor’s Note: Hey Health Nuts! Remember, if you make a recipe of ours or one we share, we’d love for you to let us know in the comments how it went!) In this recipe, matcha adds a sweet, deep flavor to the rich chocolate brownies. You can find matcha powder at your local health store, many

Best selling author ate fish for one year- this is how his body changed

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 15 hours ago
By Dr. Mercola After having blood drawn on September 21, 2015, as a baseline measure of his health, best-selling author and lifelong fisherman Paul Greenberg undertook what one media source characterized as “‘Super Size Me’ for healthy eaters.” For a whole year, as a strict pescatarian, Greenberg ate fish and other seafood daily. All told, he

Vladimir Putin praises Donald Trump’s pragmatic approach

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Putin said that Donald Trump's attitude means that Russia-US relations will improve. The post Vladimir Putin praises Donald Trump’s pragmatic approach appeared first on The Duran.

Astana and the US-Russian agreement: Complimentary agreements that are geo-political wins for Russia

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Russia has brought two enemies of Syria to the peace table, a table on which regime change does not come into play. The post Astana and the US-Russian agreement: Complimentary agreements that are geo-political wins for Russia appeared first on The Duran.

Assange talk in Hamburg disrupted by possible sabotage

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 15 hours ago
There was no actual fire, but a lot of metaphorical smoke. The post Assange talk in Hamburg disrupted by possible sabotage appeared first on The Duran.

Why Imperial Washington Should Cool it On North Korea

David Stockman at - 15 hours ago
[image: undefined] The threat of nuclear war has again sharply escalated owing to North Korea’s apparent successful test of an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM), albeit one that traveled only 600 miles, not the 6,000 miles needed to reach California. Likewise, it was only a two-stage ICBM not the three-stages needed for extended range delivery. And there was no testing at all of the missile’s capacity to drop a guided warhead through the intense heat of reentry without burning up. Nor did this week’s test involve any evidence that the clunky A-bombs Pyongyang has tested un... more »

The Story of the Deadly Anthrax Outbreak Russia Didn't Want the World Discovering

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, * What happened? In October 1979, a West German newspaper run by Soviet émigrés ran a vague story alleging that an explosion in a military factory in Sverdlovsk (now Yekaterinburg) had released deadly bacteria, killing as many as a thousand. The story swiftly drew attention from other Western newspapers and eventually the U.S. government, because if Soviet factories were producing biological weapons, they were doing so in contravention of the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention. Not so, Moscow swiftly retorted. Yes, an outbreak *had* killed dozens in... more »

‘Pro 2nd Amendment’ Trump Sends in Feds to Confiscate Guns in Chicago

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: chicago]Chicago police are now turning to the federal government for help and equipment to enforce the city's ongoing attempt to confiscate all "illegal" guns.

Police Chief Warns ‘London is Modern Slavery Hotspot’, 13K Victims Forced into Labor and Sex

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: london]Police admit that not only is slavery thriving in London, but that they have no idea how to stop it as the elite have all but normalized it.

So does the Constitution have a provision to deal with a fraudulent presidential election? The short answer is "no."

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 15 hours ago
Courtesy of FiveThirtyEight: *For all the headlines about Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election, no hard evidence has come to light, at least publicly, showing that President Trump or his team were involved. But suppose that such evidence did come to light — what would happen if it became clear that Trump or his advisers colluded with the Russians?1 This isn’t the only type of wrongdoing the investigations could uncover, but it’s among the most serious because it would cast doubt on the legitimacy of the 2016 result. So, is there a process for dealing with a find... more »

Weekend reads: The ‘Journal Grand Master,’ what drives online attention to studies; a song of replication

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
The week at Retraction Watch featured a story of unintended consequences and a broken relationship, and a retraction for a paper that had just about everything wrong with it. Here’s what was happening elsewhere: “Who is the ‘Journal Grand Master?’” An argument for using a journal ranking system based on sports rankings. (Robert Lehmann, Klaus […] The post Weekend reads: The ‘Journal Grand Master,’ what drives online attention to studies; a song of replication appeared first on Retraction Watch.

What Did President Trump And Russian President Putin Talk About For Over 2 Hours At The G-20 Meeting

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Washington Post: *Analysis: Trump checks a box on Russia but questions remain* HAMBURG, Germany — President Donald Trump did what he had to do: He confronted Vladimir Putin about the issue of Russian interference in last year’s U.S. elections during his much-anticipated first meeting with the Russian president. Under intense pressure to do so from his Democratic opponents and even some fellow Republicans, Trump would have been pilloried even before he got home from his European trip had he not broached the subject. The president can now point to the Putin meeting when challenged ... more »

New Evidence Concerning Treatment for Baby Charlie Gard

Lisa Shaw at rss - 15 hours ago
[image: new-evidence-concerning-treatment-for-baby-charlie-gard] Another hearing has been announced in the case of Charlie Gard in England, as new evidence has come to light concerning treatment for the infant’s rare genetic disease.

U.S. Bombers Fly Over The Korean Peninsula In A Show Of Force To North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
A U.S. Air Force B-1B Lancer of the 9th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron sits at Andersen Air Force Base on Friday in Guam before a bilateral mission with South Korean and Japanese jets. (Airman 1st Class Jacob Skovo/Air Force) *NBC*: *U.S. Bombers Carry Out Exercise in South Korea in Show of Force to North* SEOUL, South Korea — Two U.S. B-1B bombers and American and South Korean fighter jets on Friday conducted an exercise that included practicing attack capabilities at a training range, in a show of force to North Korea days after that regime tested an intercontinental ballistic missi... more »

U.S. To Test THAAD Missile Defense System In South Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is seen in Seongju, South Korea, June 13, 2017. Picture taken on June 13, 2017. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji *Reuters:* *Exclusive: U.S. plans to test THAAD missile defenses as North Korea tensions mount* The United States plans to carry out a new test of its THAAD missile defense system against an intermediate-range ballistic missile in the coming days, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Friday, as tensions with North Korea climb. Despite being planned months ago, the U.S. missile defense test will gain significance in the wake of... more »

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Battle for Mosul: IS defeat imminent, says state TV https://t.co/NmllqtV12X — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) July 8, 2017 Hamburg wakes up to scenes of destruction from looting and clashes that took place between anti-G20 protestors and police pic.twitter.com/oLNiKA1gGk — AFP news agency (@AFP) July 8, 2017 While the rest of the G20 leaders wore a special G20 lapel pin, President Trump simply wore an American Flag lapel pin. America First. pic.twitter.com/1lsmSJ9ZML — TRUMP 24/7 (@MichaelDelauzon) July 7, 2017 Just made Angela Merkel’s eye roll into a GIF. You’re welcome. pic.twit... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Violence took over as night fell Cars were burned and barricades set alight as a violent mob stepped up its actions, sidelining the majority of mainly peaceful protesters. *WNU Editor*: What I found about interesting about the Hamburg protests during the G-20 was that most of the protest signs in a German city were English. The above picture is from htis photo gallery ....* Hamburg: G20 protests in pictures *(DW).

Vulture Capitalism

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Sears -- both here and in the United States -- is on its deathbed. These are not easy days for retailers. Companies like Amazon have changed the rules. But, Alan Freeman writes, if you want to know the real reason Sears is about to go under, take a good look at Eddie Lampert: Lampert is no small-time guy. A hedge fund billionaire, he hit number 67 in the *Forbes* List of the 400 Richest Americans. His 288-foot super-yacht (named *The Fountainhead* after the novel by Ayn Rand, goddess of the libertarian right) is reportedly valued at US$130 million. In 2012, as Sears in the U.S. wa... more »

The Real Reason Why the F-22 and F-35 Will Dominate the Wars of the Future

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * Thing AI. *Advances in computer power, processing speed and areas referred to as “artificial intelligence” are rapidly changing the scope of what platforms are able to perform without needing human intervention. This is mostly developing in the form of what Zacharias referred to as “decision aide support,” meaning machines will be able to better interpret, organize, analyze and communicate information to a much greater extent – without have humans manage each individual task.* F-35s, F-22s and other fighter jets will soon use improved “artificial int... more »

If The Best The Corrupted Democratic Establishment Can Do For 2020 Is Andrew Cuomo...

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 16 hours ago
Bernie's out on the stump-- fighting against TrumpCare across Trump Country. He did rallies recently in Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Tomorrow he's doing "Care Not Cuts" rallies in Kentucky and West Virginia. In announcing his 6pm event at the Northern Kentucky Convention Center in Covington, he pointed out that "McConnell’s legislation, which would throw 22 million Americans off of health insurance, would be a disaster for the country and an even worse disaster for the people of Kentucky. Under the Affordable Care Act, Kentucky has made significant progress in lowering the... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*Blame for Today’s Campus Madness* Higher education rests on the free flow of ideas. Education requires that positions be held tentatively, tested by opposing arguments that are rationally considered, and evaluated. All colleges therefore must protect free speech. Public institutions must adhere to the various guarantees of the First Amendment. Too often, all of these fundamental principles have been under assault. Even worse, some people who have exercised their First Amendment rights have been themselves assaulted. As a result, those who would curtail free speech have been embo... more »

"My Life Has Taught Me..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
"My life has taught me that true spiritual insight can come about only through direct experience, the way a severe burn can be attained only by putting your hand in the fire. Faith is nothing more than a watered-down attempt to accept someone else's insight as your own. Belief is the psychic equivalent of an article of secondhand clothing, worn-out and passed down. I equate true spiritual insight with wisdom, which is different from knowledge. Knowledge can be obtained through many sources: books, stories, songs, legends, myths, and, in modern times, computers and television progra... more »

Healthcare: "Sorry Folks, It’s COST"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"Sorry Folks, It’s COST"* by Karl Denninger "This is getting closer to the mark, but they still won’t use the magic words… About a year ago, I wrote a story about a family that went to the emergency room, had a Band-Aid put on their 1-year-old daughter’s finger, and then were billed $629 for the encounter. Since then, I’ve gotten countless letters describing other outlandish medical bills. These include: •A $2,237 bill for liquid stitches and a bandage. This emergency room visit lasted from about 11:30 pm until 1 am, so the hospital billed for two days spent there. •A $900 bill f... more »

"Fukushima Equals 14,828.55 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”* - Shiva *Updated July 8, 2017: Fukushima Equals 14,828.55 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow; There is No Place On Earth to Escape the Rad: *The 3 melted-through cores of the destroyed reactors, totaling over *600 tons*, at Fukushima *daily* release the radioactive equivalent of 6.45 Hiroshima bombs directly into the atmosphere and the Pacific Ocean. As of July 8, 2017 - 2,299 days since the disaster began - this equals the detonation of 14,828.55 Hiroshima atomic bombs and it is still going strong, with no end in sight, conside... more »

"The Very Cup..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
“The deeper that sorrow carves into your being the more joy you can contain. Is not the cup that holds your wine the very cup that was burned in the potter's oven?” - Kahlil Gibran Graphic: "Entreaty," by horyma.

Cop Makes Racist Video Saying “Black People Met Their Match” — NOT Fired

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 17 hours ago
[image: racist]A racist Boston cop thought it would be funny to make a video declaring that black people have met their match. He'll keep his job.

adventures in streaming: tubi, dick cavett, and the manster

laura k at wmtc - 17 hours ago
The Roku streaming device gives you access to thousands of apps... most of which are completely useless. That doesn't mean I don't love Roku. I do! But we use it almost exclusively to watch Netflix and the Red Sox, and to access downloaded files on the TV. We've also installed a few other apps, most of which we rarely or never touch: PBS, Democracy Now!, Google Play, National Film Board, a cooking channel or two. Sometimes I page through the available apps, install one, try it, then immediately remove it. There are dozens of apps for movies and TV shows. Some are the streaming opt... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 17 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Hackers breached at least a dozen US nuclear power sites — and officials are zeroing in on a familiar player G20: May promises to tackle terror funding while keeping silent on Saudi links Unsafe oral sex is causing a rise in cases of untreatable 'super-gonorrhoea' 220 Cities Losing All Passenger Train Service per Trump Elimination of all Federal Funding for Amtrak’s National Network Trains Giuliani hints that Trump has 'taken action' against hacking — but won't say if Russia was the target Google is giving the Press Association £622,000 to create an army of rob... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 17 hours ago
*Stephen Hawking has abandoned science* *He wants more government control so is prepared to speak nonsense to facilitate it. He knows as well as I do that the high Venusian surface temperature is an adiabatic effect -- a function of the great weight (hence pressure) exerted by the huge Venusian atmosphere. The earth has no such atmosphere so anything similar on earth cannot occur* When asked about President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accord, Professor Stephen Hawking said that Trump’s decision could make the Earth “become like Venus, with a temperature of ove... more »

Best of Dan Olmsted: Raspberries, Pesticides and Polio

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 17 hours ago
NOTE: Many years ago, I planted raspberries next to our house. The birds ate every single berry, so we abandoned the effort. Now I have a wild patch that is bursting forth with juicy red berries and zero effort on...

Did Nuclear Weapons Just Get Banned?

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * While “global titans” such as Malta, Togo and Tonga might have voted to adopt this nuclear weapons ban, it will continue to remain a fantasy. A United Nations conference has adopted a new treaty that would ban nuclear weapons, but none of the world’s nine nuclear armed powers are party to the document. One hundred and twenty-two out of the 124 participants in the conference voted to adopt the new draft treaty on July 7. Only the Netherlands voted against the treaty while Singapore abstained. None of the nine nuclear powers participated in in the conf... more »

Syria pays tribute to Kim Il-Sung on anniversary of his passing

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 17 hours ago
Syria thanked North Korea for its principled stance on Arab issues including Palestinian freedom. The post Syria pays tribute to Kim Il-Sung on anniversary of his passing appeared first on The Duran.

Alaska's legal marijuana industry has now paid more than a million dollars in taxes.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 17 hours ago
Courtesy of Alaska Dispatch.Courtesy of KTUU: *Alaska's marijuana industry has brought in more than $1 million in tax revenue since commercial sales began in October. * *The Juneau Empire reports that June 30 was the due date for Alaska cannabis growers to pay taxes collected in May. The state's May revenue was $272,600, which is the highest of any month since October and pushed overall tax revenue to $1.2 million. * *The Department of Revenue predicted earlier this year that the state would collect $2 million in the fiscal year that ended July 1. The revenue will miss that mark,... more »

New Open Thread

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 17 hours ago
Thank you again for all your comments. I tried to take a photo of Morecambe's kite festival recently to upload onto the blog but ended up snapping the back of my hand. So here's an image someone else took of a previous year's kite festival (with the art-deco Midland Hotel in the bottom right). As the tethers look like threads, it's obviously appropriate.

More complaints from both sides

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
Robbie Gibb (l); James Landale (r) - though you probably knew that already Of course, the big BBC/political story of the week has been that the editor of *The Daily Politics, **The Sunday Politics *and *This Week*, Robbie Gibb, has left the BBC to become Theresa May's new director of communications. As might be expected, there's been pandemonium on Twitter. Mr Gibb has long been a target of anti-BBC Corbynistas, partly because of his Conservative Party past and partly because his brother Nick Gibb is a Conservative MP. And because of Andrew Neil. "It shows the BBC are run by Tory ... more »

Digby Jones has "had it up to here" with the BBC

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
Here's an exchange from this morning's *The Week in Westminster*, presented by the FT's George Parker and featuring Lord Digby Jones and Roland Rudd. (N.B. The Leave-backing Digby attacks the BBC, the Remain-backing Roland backs the BBC here.) *Digby Jones*: I have had it up to here with the propaganda sheets otherwise known as the BBC and the Financial Times just willing, just willing this country to fail. *Georger Parker*: Digby, we were getting on so well until then! *Digby Jones*: I was just going to say, I do need a bit more unbiased reporting from the Beeb and the FT. I very... more »

Warren Buffet’s vice chair: Gore’s ‘not very smart’ & ‘an idiot’, but became filthy rich investing in ‘global warming’

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 19 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From Climate Depot: Warren Buffett’s vice chairman, Charlie Munger, told a small meeting of investors that former Vice President Al Gore is “not very smart” and “an idiot” but was still able to make “$3 or $400 million in your business” by “obsessing” about “global warming.” “Al Gore has hundreds […]

Dog Chained Up For 8 Years Experiences His First Caring Touch

White Wolf at White Wolf - 19 hours ago
A dog who spent his entire life on a chain at a farm in Spain was finally freed after rescuers with Animal Rescue España found and saved him. Bron’s body was riddled in pain from 8 years of neglect and abuse. “After many years as a guard dog and tied with a chain of punishment whose spikes had embedded in his neck, he was to be [euthanized],” his rescuers wrote. “So we decided to save him and since then he’s in treatment for his fears.” The rescue group said “His heart has many hard scars to erase.” They treated him with a lot of care and patience and their efforts paid off as cap... more »

Donald Trump offers first public reaction to Putin meeting

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Trump described his meeting with Putin as "tremendous". The post Donald Trump offers first public reaction to Putin meeting appeared first on The Duran.

PUTIN MEETS MOON: Russia calls for calm and rational approach to Korean issues

Adam Garrie at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Vladimir Putin has recently spoken with the leaders of China, Japan and South Korea over the issue. The post PUTIN MEETS MOON: Russia calls for calm and rational approach to Korean issues appeared first on The Duran.

Russia expert Stephen Cohen explains why Trump-Putin meeting was a huge win for the world (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 19 hours ago
What should people take away from the first Trump-Putin formal meeting? The post Russia expert Stephen Cohen explains why Trump-Putin meeting was a huge win for the world (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Neocon leader Josh Bolton goes on Fox News to whine about how Putin lied to Trump’s face (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Neocon warmonger weighs in on Trump-Putin meeting. The post Neocon leader Josh Bolton goes on Fox News to whine about how Putin lied to Trump’s face (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

For those of you who held out hope that Mike Pence was the smart one. Not so much.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
Courtesy of HuffPo: *Vice President Mike Pence apparently couldn’t help himself. * *He caused concern on Thursday by blatantly ignoring a safety sign during a tour of NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. * *Pence was shown some critical space flight hardware, including a piece covered by a sheet of paper with the instruction “DO NOT TOUCH.” But as this snap by Reuters photographer Mike Brown shows, he totally disregarded the warning.* I wonder if the nuclear football comes with child safety locks?

Atlanta Lottery Winner Dies After Gold Plating His Testicles?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 20 hours ago
Reports that a lottery winner died after gold-plating his genitals are fake news.

"When the audience don’t believe the news, we’re all in trouble"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
John Sweeney The main theme of Ian Katz's *Spectator *article is that the media has a serious problem because large parts of the audience no longer trust it. As regular readers will know, I didn't know whether I could trust Chris Cook *Newsnight *reporting on cladding in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster - a predicament made worse when, shortly after, I came across a post by Dr Richard North which pointed out serious holes in it. Unlike Chris Cook, Richard North has knowledge of the field and clearly knows what he's talking about. (And there's another excellent post by him ... more »

The Last Crusade Begins.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
The words have now been spoken, and they are not from my mouth, but that of Trump. The stage is now been set for what i call the great confrontation in which Christianity naturally subsumes the entirety of Islam. It will never be all about war as that is counter productive, but the assertion of natural rights and a proper illumination of the teachings. It will be sufficient to redline the Koran for phrases objected to by Christ and then combining the Redlined Koran with the New Testament as one. Yet most do not understand any of this and are blind. . *While Overseas Tru... more »

Water exists as two different liquids

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
This is investigating the transition point of water. I have argued for sometime that the form H3O3 exists along side H2O and is responsible for suppling all biological oxygen. H3O3 crystalises separately in the form of long needles and is often seen in frozen pond water. The molecule forms a hexagonal structure allowing the obseved stacking behavior. In concentated form, this molecule will allow even 3rd degee burn victims to be saved fom certain death. We have aleady done significant labwork to pove these assertions... *Water exists as two different liquids * *June 2... more »

Kolbrin - CHpt 2 - The Hibsathy.

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
Here we get a description of the ordeals suffered by the twice born. Obviously Jesus was following this path and doctrine and he clearly chose to make it a public spectacle. We presume he did have guidance that suggested he would survive it all. It is also clear what all those ancient sacred sites were often about with their caverns and the like. This is actually an important revelation for the present day when so much has now been forgotten and lost as well. We no longer know what we do not know.. *CHAPTER TWO * *THE HIBSATHY * *These things must not be entrusted... more »

Kolbrin - Book of the Sons of Fire Chpt 5 - Laws of Amos

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
Herein appears a body of sensible laws not overtly blood thirsty. It also reminds us that many so called ritual deaths are nothing of the sort. They are mandated executions. As we might expect, these laws are well thought out as they will have been tested for generations. Thus it is all part of human common law with the same limitations and concerns we experience today and never quite perfect and still subject to the whims of a judge.. . . *CHAPTER FIVE* *THE LAWS OF AMOS* *These are the decrees of Amos, which he made so that justice should prevail in the land of his ... more »

Flathead Lake

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 20 hours ago
A somewhat mislabeled photograph shows the remarkably clear Flathead Lake in Montana.

Antisemitic hate preacher permitted to enter the UK for Palestine Expo despite CAA warning the Home Office per Campaign Against Antisemitism

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
'In a speech delivered by Ebrahaim Bham on the "Middle East" and posted on the website "Lectures by Sheikh Ebrahim Bham", he said that: "People tell me that Jews are human beings. Yes, I know they are human beings. Just as fleas are also animals. Just as fleas are also animals, they are also part of human beings like that." Those words, he then says, explain Israelis today: "Using that example, the psyche of the whole people seems to be to mete out the very same treatment to others the way was meted out toward them. And that seems to be the psyche. That they don't regard Palestin... more »

The new kindergarten Australis and the pedagogy of modal constructivism. An education for the future.

Ethical Technology - 20 hours ago
This work and proposal emerged under my experience during five years working with children in school Reggio Emilia in Chile, as a teacher of art. My studies were not limited to teaching and experiencing the constructivist experiences with children and create art lesson plans. During this stage in the artistic teaching with young children I began to investigate the pedagogical education and how it could develop and deepen the curriculum or child pedagogy from the cultural point of view and from a contemporary perspective. After collect, study and investigate until I finally came to... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
I do like Matt at the *Telegraph*:

Confessions of a BBC Editor

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
Ian Katz From Ian Katz's *Spectator *piece Call me cynical, but I did wonder what on earth provoked *Newsnight *editor Ian Katz into writing such a 'humble' piece for *The Spectator*? Was it a result of panic provoked by the hugely negative reaction to his arrogant car-crash interview on *Newswatch* last week, combined perhaps with the realisation that far too many people were reading Evan Davis's admission that 'people who are making programmes' at the BBC couldn't care less about complaints about political bias as meaning that *he*, Ian Katz, couldn't care less about complaints a... more »

Selective hearing?

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
Rob Burley Rob Burley, the editor of *The Andrew Marr Show*, has been interviewed by *The Huffington Post*, mainly about his weekly engagement with Twitter critics over allegations of BBC bias - an engagement with licence-fee payers we've praised here before (and long before the *Huff Post *jumped on the bandwagon!). Something that stood out for me from this interview is the following: , The treatment of supporters of Jeremy Corbyn is one of the very few areas where BBC editors seem willing to admit to bias *and* to try to make amends. If you recall, Katy Searle, Editor of BBC Po... more »

Musical Interlude: Peter Gabriel, Feat. Kate Bush, "Don't Give Up"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
Peter Gabriel, Feat. Kate Bush, "Don't Give Up" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LMB6K4rTGU

Melania Trump was sent to break up “positive chemistry” meeting between Trump and Putin

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
Melania Trump was sent into the Trump-Putin meeting "get him [Trump] out." The post Melania Trump was sent to break up “positive chemistry” meeting between Trump and Putin appeared first on The Duran.

Tucker Carlson exposes the incredible wealth and possible corruption of Congresswoman Maxine Waters (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
Maxine Waters is super rich for being just a simple Congresswoman. The post Tucker Carlson exposes the incredible wealth and possible corruption of Congresswoman Maxine Waters (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Putin asked for evidence of “Russian election meddling”. Trump had no evidence to show

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 21 hours ago
Putin asked to see some evidence...none was presented. The post Putin asked for evidence of “Russian election meddling”. Trump had no evidence to show appeared first on The Duran.


Anon at Aangirfan - 22 hours ago
... Both Morocco and Oman are friendly with Iran. Iran Morocco / Oman Iran So, both countries are now being destabilised by the Kosher Nostra? Thousands rally across Morocco's Rif / Uneasy sits Qaboos upon the throne The UK and Qatar are other countries apparently being destabilised because of their reluctance to support the Kosher Nostra over Iran. The UK security services help train the security services in Oman. ... Oman decided to keep Omani forces out of the Saudi-led coalition in *Yemen* and decided not to join Saudi Arabia and the U.A.E. in severing ties with Qatar. On... more »

Tribal Leaders and Chiefs Mark Independence Day with Opposition to Keystone XL

Derrick Broze at Activist Post - 23 hours ago
By Derrick Broze A large gathering of tribal leaders met on July 4th to declare their opposition to the Keystone XL Pipeline. While Americans were... more »

The World Health Organization’s Faux Pas About Vaccine Adverse Events And Deaths

Activist Post at Activist Post - 23 hours ago
By Catherine J. Frompovich The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have maintained their VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System) since the late... more »

“Suicide by Stupidity”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*“Suicide by Stupidity”* by James Howard Kunstler “But if Mr. Trump agrees to work with Mr. Putin despite a list of Russian transgressions beginning with the annexation of Crimea and ending with its interference in the 2016 presidential election, he will also look weak while Mr. Putin can claim that he reconstructed the relationship.” - The New York Times "America wakes up to astonishing bullsh*t from its so-called Newspaper of Record in this lead front-page propaganda dump du jour. Granted, American education has succeeded in destroying the critical faculties of at least three gen... more »

Secret To Why Globalists Hate Christianity Revealed. US General: We Are Prepared To Strike N. Korea

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 7, 2017 Alex Jones and Steve Quayle discuss why the globalist elite are determined to destroy and undermine Christians. end

Self-Proclaimed “God-King” Macron Gives His 1st Edict: Ban Gas/Diesel Engines

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Jupiter and Zeus are one and the same. Jupiter is the Roman name for the Greek god Zeus. In the occult world Jupiter/Zeus, the “father God of gods” is just another name for Satan. – Published on Jul 7, 2017 Macron summoned the French parliament to the symbol of French monarchy (after ignoring Bastille Day) […]

CNN Caught In Giant New Russia Lie

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 7, 2017 Alex Jones, Millie Weaver, and Mike Cernovich break down the newest Russian themed lie out of the Clown News Network. end

Tel Aviv Pays Al Qaeda Fighters’ Salaries: The Syrian War’s Worst Kept Secret That Could Become Israel’s Nightmare

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Tel Aviv Pays Al Qaeda Fighters’ Salaries: The Syrian War’s Worst Kept Secret That Could Become Israel’s Nightmare by Richard Silverstein(Jew), Middle East Eye, http://www.globalresearch.ca/ Yes, Israel is supporting Syrian rebels, but this goes beyond cash and aid: Israel hopes the rebels will serve as a buffer against Hezbollah and a resurgent Assad, a strategy that could easily […]

Jim Willie: US Being Isolated, Petrodollar Ending, + Viewer Questions!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 7, 2017 A trade conflict is brewing between the U.S. and Germany, Dr. Jim Willie says. “The United States is now a fascist nation.” Fascists cut across party lines and make up 75 percent of the government, Willie says. He says fascists have a tendency to alienate and defraud their allies, and […]

Polish President Slams “Fake News” His Wife Snubbed Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Polish President Slams “Fake News” His Wife Snubbed Trump by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com Taking a page out of the Trump media playbook, Poland’s President Andrzej Duda slammed as “fake news” reports that his wife snubbed President Trump for a handshake during Trump’s visit to Poland on Thursday. In a tweet on Thursday evening, Duda confirmed […]

US Coalition ‘Looks the Other Way’ When ISIS Takes Cities ‒ Journalist

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 7, 2017 In the past few months, US-backed forces in Syria near At Tanf have attacked Syrian forces while claiming self-defense. Yet, they’ve done little fighting against Islamic State despite the United States’ only stated objective in Syria being to destroy the group, according to journalist Sharmine Narwani, who says the US […]

Rachel Maddow MSNBC Caught In Latest Fake News Scandal; Proof Her “Forged NSA Document” Segment Was A Hoax

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Rachel Maddow Caught In Latest Fake News Scandal; Proof Her “Forged NSA Document” Segment Was A Hoax by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com She thought she had it. The smoking gun that would prove someone in Trump’s campaign colluded with the Russians to steal the 2016 election. But, when a forged NSA document sent to Rachel Maddow […]

Brian Stelter Smears Those Who Question CNN as ‘Anti-Journalism’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 7, 2017 In a recent newsletter, CNN’s Brian Stelter called people who are challenging CNN right now ‘anti-journalism,’ completely illustrating those same people’s gripe: that CNN refuses to see how biased, self-righteous, and un-self aware it is. end

“I Can Vouch for Andrew Maguire”: SIGNIFICANT Influx of Physical Gold Orders Imminent?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Published on Jul 7, 2017 https://sdbullion.com http://www.silverdoctors.com/precious… Gold & Silver Analyst Craig Hemke Joins Us to Break Down the Action in the Gold & Silver Markets & Andrew Maguire’s Big Prediction: – * Is the Paper Gold Derivatives Game About to COLLAPSE? * ” I Can Vouch for Andrew Maguire” – Is the Paper Gold Derivatives […]

‘Resolutely Opposed’: China Fumes After US Supersonic Bombers Fly Over Disputed South China Sea

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
‘Resolutely Opposed’: China Fumes After US Supersonic Bombers Fly Over Disputed South China Sea by https://www.rt.com/ Beijing spoke out after two US long-range supersonic bombers flew over the disputed South China Sea, saying it opposes the use of freedom of overflight as an excuse to harm its security. The leaders of the US and China are […]

Khazar Hoax

Anon at Aangirfan - 1 day ago

President Trump's Crackdown On Leakers Is Raising Concerns

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*NBC* *Ali Watkins and Josh Dawsey, Politico:* *Trump’s leaks crackdown sends chills through national security world* Agency officials say measures have been taken to isolate leakers, creating a culture of fear. National security officials across the federal government say they are seeing new restrictions on who can access sensitive information, fueling fears in the intelligence and security community that the Trump administration has stepped up a stealthy operation to smoke out leakers. Officials at various national security agencies also say they are becoming more concerned tha... more »

Rachel Maddow’s ‘Carefully Forged’ Document Story Raises Some Eyebrows

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Glenn Greenwald, The Intercept:* *Rachel Maddow’s Exclusive “Scoop” About a Fake NSA Document Raises Several Key Questions* MSNBC’S RACHEL MADDOW devoted the first 21 minutes of her Thursday night program to what she promoted as an “exclusive” scoop. The cable news host said that someone had sent her a “carefully forged” top-secret NSA document that used a top-secret document The Intercept reported on and published on June 5 as a template. That document — from the June 5 Intercept report — was from an unknown NSA official, and purported to describe Russian attempts to hack electi... more »

Venus and Hawking's scientific illiteracy

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 day ago
Five days ago, Stephen Hawking – or someone who has hacked his computerized speech generator – has told us that Donald Trump is a supervillain who will transform the Earth to another Venus with temperatures at 250 °C and sulfuric acid rains. Wow. Now, every intelligent 10-year-old kid must know why this possibility is non-existent, why the statement is nonsense. Some scientists including Roy Spencer have pointed out how absurd these Hawking's statements were from a scientific viewpoint. But lots of the scientists who have paid lip service to the lies about the so-called global warm... more »

Why President Trump Was Sidelined In The G20 Family Photo

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* Smile: The family photo of G20 leaders is a tradition which sees the longest-serving leaders get closer to the center, with the country hosting the summit having its head of government in the center. That put Trump second from left, beside Emmanuel Macron, the newly-elected French president and Joko Widodo, the president of Indonesia *Daily Mail:* *New boy Trump is sidelined in G20 family photo - because protocol puts the longest-serving leaders in the middle (but he gets to bond with France's Macron)* * Donald Trump was at the far left of a 'family ph... more »

It's Tough Being A Diplomat In Washington Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
View of the Department of State in Washington, DC. (Kevin Lamarque/courtesy Reuters) *Paul Danahar, BBC:** The guilty secret of every diplomat in Washington DC* It's tough being a diplomat when nobody talks to you. It's even worse when they aren't talking to you because they don't think you matter anymore. When he was just a candidate, Donald Trump declared in his first major speech on the issue that "our foreign policy is a complete and total disaster". His solution was to replace it with a slogan: America First. What he hasn't replaced, now that he is president, are the people n... more »

Did Harry Reid Just Engineer A Reprieve For Dean Heller, The Senate's Most Endangered Republican?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Everyone knows that grotesque slob in New Jersey is the most despised governor in America, probably the most despised governor in American history (not counting convicted criminals like Rod Blagojevich and Frank Murkowski); he and Paul LePage even revel in their unpopularity, as though it were a badge of courage or honor. Even before the beached whale incident, Christie's approval was 15%. Another Republican governor, Nevada's Brian Sandoval, has a really high approval number. In an increasingly blue state, Sandoval-- like Charlie Baker (R-MA) and Larry Hogan (R-MD)-- are seen by ... more »

Why in the World Does Turkey Want an Aircraft Carrier?

Paul Iddon at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Paul Iddon* *Security, * Light flattop serves regional ambitions. Upon overseeing the launch of a domestically-built corvette in July 2017, Turkish Pres. Recep Tayyip Erdogan voiced his country’s goal of building “our own aircraft carriers” as part of Ankara’s efforts to “become independent in the field of defense by 2023.” “We must move even faster,” Erdogan declared. “We are proud of our ability to build military ships, especially construction of submarines.” Erdogan’s remark isn’t necessarily far-fetched. It comes more than a year after Turkey began construction on the TCG A... more »

Crisis Averted: How to Deter North Korea's Nuclear Objectives

Doug Bandow at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Doug Bandow* *Security, Asia* Is Washington willing to pay a significant price to halt Pyongyang's missile and nuclear development? The latest North Korean missile test has added new urgency to the problem of North Korea. And the allies have no answer and the tensions between them are likely to grow. Newly elected South Korean president Moon Jae-in made his first visit to Washington last week. Both sides downplayed the potential tension from the meeting with President Donald Trump. Moon hails from the left and mixes skepticism of the THAAD antimissile system with support for di... more »

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