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Thomas Paine

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Friday, August 4, 2017

4 August - Blogs I'm Following 1 of 2

11:47 pm MDT

Racism and Segregation in Israel: Under Israeli Apartheid, Palestinians Cannot Ride Israeli Buses!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 26 minutes ago
Racism and Segregation in Israel: Under Israeli Apartheid, Palestinians Cannot Ride Israeli Buses! by Ben Norton, Dissident Voice, via http://www.globalresearch.ca/ Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has officially banned Palestinians from traveling on Israeli-run public transportation in the West Bank, according to anew report by Haaretz, Israel’s most prominent newspaper. – The new apartheid law dictates that […]

Hawks Thrilled with US Plans to Arm Ukraine

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 26 minutes ago
Published on Aug 4, 2017 The Pentagon and State Department intend to supply lethal arms to the Ukrainian government, though the White House still has not given its approval. Similar proposals in the past were rejected by the Obama administration. RT America’s Anya Parampil reports on the latest warmongering in Washington. end

Poland and EU Probably Don’t Need One Another – Donald Tusk

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 26 minutes ago
Published on Aug 4, 2017 Poland’s future within the EU is shrouded by a “question mark,” European Council head Donald Tusk has warned. It comes amid ongoing rows between Brussels and Warsaw over the country’s actions on its justice system, state media, and the environment. end

‘Poland Doesn’t Need EU, Poland isn’t Needed by EU’ Tusk HUGE Bombshell as Bloc Rips Apart

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 26 minutes ago
‘Poland Doesn’t Need EU, Poland isn’t Needed by EU’ Tusk HUGE Bombshell as Bloc Rips Apart by NICOLE STINSON & REBECCA PERRING, http://www.express.co.uk/ DONALD TUSK has said Poland “doesn’t need the European Union” and the bloc doesn’t need his home country in a bombshell statement set to rip the Brussels club apart. – European Council president Donald […]

US ‘Constitutional Shift’: Powerless President and Omnipotent Congress

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 26 minutes ago
US ‘Constitutional Shift’: Powerless President and Omnipotent Congress by https://sputniknews.com/ What the international community is observing now in Washington could be called a sluggish constitutional shift, Russian political analyst Andrei Suzdaltsev told RIA Novosti in a reference to Congress twisting Donald Trump’s arm. Meanwhile, Congress is about to stir up new frictions with Trump over the […]

Breaking Intel: Trump Completely Isolated Ahead Of Coup

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 26 minutes ago
Published on Aug 4, 2017 Roger Stone joins Alex Jones live via Skype to discuss how the deep state and top generals in Trump’s Administration are working to isolate the President from intelligence before staging a coup to overthrow him from power. end

General McMaster Panics As Journalists Expose Him As Greatest National Security Threat. General McMaster’s Dirty Secrets Leak: Exclusive With Mike Cernovich

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 26 minutes ago
Published on Aug 4, 2017 As journalist expose National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster’s past, the General panics, knowing his plans into the future are now at risk of total collapse as he undermines President Trump. end

‘Everything The President Wants To Do, McMaster Opposes,’ Former NSC Officials Say

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 26 minutes ago
EXCLUSIVE: ‘Everything The President Wants To Do, McMaster Opposes,’ Former NSC Officials Say by JONAH BENNETT AND SAAGAR ENJETI, http://dailycaller.com/ National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster is thwarting President Donald Trump’s foreign policy prescriptions, two former senior NSC officials told The Daily Caller News Foundation. – “Everything the president wants to do, McMaster opposes,” a former senior official […]

There is Total War Within Trump Administration Over Russia: Analyst

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 26 minutes ago
Published on Aug 3, 2017 The administration of US President Donald Trump is engaged in “total war” as senior White House officials struggle to develop a common policy towards Russia, says a political analyst in Washington. end

FOIA Dump Reveals Collusion Between Lynch, FBI And Media To Bury Bill Clinton Meeting

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 26 minutes ago
FOIA Dump Reveals Collusion Between Lynch, FBI And Media To Bury Bill Clinton Meeting by Tyler Durden, http://www.zerohedge.com Back on June 29, 2016, Obama’s Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, tried to convince us that the following ‘impromptu’ meeting between herself and Bill Clinton at the Phoenix airport, a private meeting which lasted 30 minutes on Lynch’s […]

Assembling the Troops: US to Start GLOBAL Military Drills Amid ‘Complex Worldwide Threats’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 26 minutes ago
US Plans ‘Global’ Drills to Counter Russia & Other ‘Complex Threats’ – Top US Military Official by https://www.rt.com/ The US military is shifting towards a “more global” exercise program in preparation to deter what they term a “more assertive Russia” as well as countering other complex threats, a senior officer commanding the US forces in Europe […]

Trump Will Now Become the War President

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 26 minutes ago
Trump Will Now Become the War President by Paul Craig Roberts, http://www.paulcraigroberts.org/ President Trump has been defeated by the military/security complex and forced into continuing the orchestrated and dangerous tensions with Russia. Trump’s defeat has taught the Russians the lesson I have been trying to teach them for years, and that is that Russia is […]

‘Juncker is Deeply Worried!’ Brussels is Crumbling and the EU is Panicking Says Professor

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 26 minutes ago
‘Juncker is Deeply Worried!’ Brussels is Crumbling and the EU is Panicking Says Professor by DARREN HUNT, http://www.express.co.uk/ THE EUROPEAN UNION is crumbling and Jean-Claude Juncker is “deeply worried” according to professor Matthew Goodwin. – The professor insisted that the European Union was falling apart and was facing massive challenges, with Brexit just one of its problems. Speaking to RT, […]

The U.S. Army has Banned Its Soldiers From Using Chinese DJI Drones

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 31 minutes ago
*Ben Watson, Defense One*: *The US Army Just Ordered Soldiers to Stop Using Drones from China’s DJI* An Aug. 2 memo cites 'increased awareness of cyber vulnerabilities' with drones from China’s market-leading DJI. The U.S. Army has ordered troops to stop using consumer drones made by Chinese manufacturer DJI, according to an Aug. 2 memo seen by Defense One and confirmed by two Army officials. “Cease all use, uninstall all DJI applications, remove all batteries/storage media from devices, and secure equipment for follow on direction,” reads the memo from Lt. Gen. Joseph H. Anderso... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
An RBU-6000 anti-submarine rocket launcher seen in action on board the Kabardino-Balkaria ASW corvette during the Russian Navy Day celebrations in Baltiysk on July 30, 2017. © SPUTNIK/ IGOR ZAREMBO *WNU Editor*: The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *This Week in Pictures* (Sputnik).

Trump Admin-AG Sessions Threaten First Amendment-Freedom of the Press

https://www.justice.gov/sites/default/files/usao-ne/legacy/2012/04/27/Civil%20Rights%20Book-NE-2.pdf “Richard Blumenthal ‪@SenBlumenthal‬ As a former federal prosecutor, I know how important press freedom is to responsible criminal justice Richard Blumenthal ‪@SenBlumenthal‬ DOJ threats to the independent press are chilling to First Amendment freedoms Richard Blumenthal ‪@SenBlumenthal‬ DOJ review of rules threatens our free independent press—which is more vital now than ever to holding … Continue reading Trump Admin-AG Sessions Threaten First Amendment-Freedom of the Press

Russian Sanctions Latest Betrayal of Post-Cold War Agreements

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 hour ago
*August 5, 2017* (Ulson Gunnar - NEO) - While the US claims recent sanctions targeting Russia are based on alleged Russian interference in last year's US elections, a careful examination of US policy post-Cold War reveals a systematic campaign aimed at undermining Moscow, encircling Russia and attempting to overturn the current, prevailing political order there in favor of one dominated by US interests. At each step, various excuses are concocted, mainly to mesh with current political narratives embedded within public perception at any given time. Currently, playing left and right... more »

The USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79) Is Almost 50% Complete

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Dave Majumdar, National Interest*: *America's Second Ford Class Aircraft Carrier Is Almost 50 Percent Complete* Huntington Ingalls Newport News shipbuilding has completed 50 percent of the structural work on the future USS John F. Kennedy (CVN-79), which is the second Ford-class aircraft carrier. If everything goes well, the massive 100,000-ton ship will be launched in 2020. “We are 50 percent structurally complete, if you look in the dry dock you can make out kind of a whole bottom key area of ship, it’s looking like a ship now,” Mike Petters, president and chief executive offic... more »

Crow’s God: Ego Dissolution and the Evolution of the Self

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Gary ‘Z’ McGee* - You are the one the world has been waiting for. The post Crow’s God: Ego Dissolution and the Evolution of the Self appeared first on Waking Times.

Neuroscience Shows How Gut Bacteria Impact Emotions

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Anna Hunt* - A healthy gut may help balance mood and affects how we respond to emotional situations. The post Neuroscience Shows How Gut Bacteria Impact Emotions appeared first on Waking Times.

Crooked West Virginia Crackpot And Billionaire Jim Justice Comes Out Of The Closet

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Last year we warned DC and West Virginia Democrats not to trust crooked Trump-like billionaire Jim Justice when he ran for governor as a Democrat. At the time we wrote that Justice was West Virginia's only billionaire and that he represents absolutely nothing remotely related to the Democratic Party-- not in terms of values, principles or even team identity. He was outspokenly anti-Obama and anti-Hillary and bragged to the media that he' wouldn't vote for her. His campaign, was self-funded and-- in a state where Bernie won every single county in the primary and beat Trump in many o... more »

Blackwater Murder Case Overturned By U.S. Appeals Court

Aaron at Activist Post - 1 hour ago
By Aaron Kesel A U.S. appeals court on Friday dismissed the first-degree murder charge against a former Blackwater employee, Nicholas A. Slatten, and ordered re-sentencings for three...more »

Pentagon Plans Massive Global War Game to Prepare for Russia and Other Threats

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 hour ago
By Jason Ditz Continuing to envision the new Cold War with Russia both as a ticket for ongoing increases in military spending and a convenient... more »

Facial Recognition ID Moves from Planes and Trains to Conferences and Events

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 hour ago
By Nicholas West The use of biometric identification is becoming a real-time case study in how the public is incrementally conditioned to accept the total... more »

Massive US Sex Trafficking Bust Ensnares Over 1,000—Including Law Enforcement and Clergy

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 hour ago
By Claire Bernish From Seattle to Tuscaloosa, police arrested more than 1,000 people in just one month — including a law enforcement officer and pastor... more »

Pentagon Accused of Suppressing Release of Book on Torture

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 hour ago
By Will Porter A former chief investigator at Guantanamo Bay is accusing the Defense Department of withholding the publication of his book, which covers the... more »

New York Police to Implement “Textalyzer” to Monitor Cellphone Use While Driving

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 hour ago
By John Vibes Police in the “Empire State” of New York have reportedly proposed the implementation of a new device that would be able to... more »

Hacker Who Turned Off WannaCry Arrested By FBI For Allegedly Running Kronos Banking Trojan

Aaron at Activist Post - 1 hour ago
By Aaron Kesel A hacker known online by his alias “malwaretechblog,” Marcus Hutchins, 22, who was able to infamously turn off the WannaCry ransom virus which... more »

Federal Court Rules Unlicensed Pets are “Contraband” — Police Can Legally Kill Them

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 hour ago
By Jay Syrmopoulos Detroit, MI – Nikita Smith filed a lawsuit against the Detroit Police Department after they killed her three dogs during a raid of... more »

Trump Signs Russia Sanctions Bill, World At A Dangerous Point As Deep State Shows Their Teeth

Brandon Turbeville at Activist Post - 1 hour ago
By Brandon Turbeville U.S. President Donald Trump has now signed into law what may be considered one of the most insane pieces of legislation ever... more »

U.S. Senate’s GMO Salmon Labeling Act To Support And Pass Into Law

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 hour ago
By Catherine J. Frompovich If you are into eating salmon, this information may be of vital importance to you, especially if you don’t want to... more »

Machine Mania in the Marketplace: How Computers Came to Own the World

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 hour ago
By David Haggith With 60% of stocks now being traded by bots that fake each other out in order to create buying opportunities, stock exchanges... more »

SF Chemtrails/Geoengineering Awareness Forum (VIDEO)

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 hour ago
By Peter Kirby The first San Francisco Chemtrails/Geoengineering Awareness Forum went down last Saturday at the Main Library’s Koret Auditorium. The author of Chemtrails, HAARP... more »

Criminalized Freedom: Couple Fined Hundreds, Face Possible Jail, for Feeding Stray Cats

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 hour ago
By Claire Bernish You are not free. In the one nation imperiously touting freedom as a star-spangled guiding principle, you are not free to enjoy... more »

The U.S. And China Are Racing To Become The World's First Artificial Intelligence Super Power

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
AlphaGo was a “Sputnik moment” for Chinese politicians, triggering new investment by the state in AI research. Photo: Google *James Vincent, The Verge:* *China and the US are battling to become the world’s first AI superpower* In October 1957, the Soviet Union launched the Earth’s first artificial satellite, Sputnik 1. The craft was no bigger than a beach ball, but it spurred the US into a frenzy of research and investment that would eventually put humans on the Moon. Sixty years later, the world might have had its second “Sputnik moment.” But this time, it’s not the US receiving ... more »

America's Endless Search for a Strategy

Harvey M. Sapolsky at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Harvey M. Sapolsky* *Security, North America* [image: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to commanders and coalition representatives during a visit to U.S. Central Command and U.S. Special Operations Command at MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa, Florida, U.S., February 6, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria] U.S. wars, though constant, are without victory. Mad Dog Mattis is at it again. The truth-teller to Marines, now secretary of defense, was asked: where is the long-promised revised strategy for Afghanistan? In response, he said it was slow in appearing because “strategy is hard.” Con... more »

U.S. Army Soldiers Can Now Look in Two Directions at Once

James Clark, Task and Purpose at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*James Clark, Task and Purpose* *Security, * These new night vision optics could be a game changer. Inside a dark shooting range at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, Army Master Sgt. Lashon Wilson stands behind a barrier, kitted out with body armor and an M4. In front of the M4’s optics is an advanced thermal sight, and affixed to his kevlar is a new set of night vision goggles. As Wilson looks behind him, he keeps his rifle pointed downrange. On an overhead flat screen, there’s a video feed showing Wilson’s field of view, and hovering in the center is a circular reticle showing a silhouet... more »

The Scariest History What-If Ever: Nazi Germany with a Nuclear Weapon

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Europe* The prospect of a German atomic bomb is sobering, but Nazi scientists themselves doomed the project to failure. The most nightmarish of World War II alternative history scenarios is the one in which Nazi Germany acquires atomic weapons. In fact, by the spring of 1945, when America’s massive nuclear program was reaching its culmination, the Nazi atomic program consisted of one experimental reactor in a cave in southern Germany, operated by scientists who lacked a clear conception of how to build an atomic weapon. Even if the German scie... more »

Could North Korea Develop A Hydrogen Bomb?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
The intercontinental ballistic missile Hwasong-14 is seen during its test in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang, July 5 2017. KCNA/via REUTERS. *Harry J. Kazianis, FOX News:** North Korea could soon develop a hydrogen bomb more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan* As if the news out of North Korea wasn’t bad enough, things might get a lot worse within the next 18 months. We should not be surprised if the Communist dictatorship develops a hydrogen bomb – the ultimate atomic weapon – with the potential to kill milli... more »

Russia’s inflation rate plunges in July

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 4 hours ago
After a brief rise in June annual inflation in Russia plunges to 3.9% The post Russia’s inflation rate plunges in July appeared first on The Duran .

Trump’s Generals Are Trying To Save The World

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
From left: Gen. John F. Kelly; Gen. James N. Mattis; Gen. Joseph F. Dunford; Gen. James F. Amos; CMC photographer. Sgt. Mallory S. VanderSchans; Gen. John R. Allen; Gen. John M. Paxton Jr., gather at the Home of the Commandants in Washington, D.C., April 19, 2013. | U.S. Marine Corps HQMC Combat Camera/Released *James Kitfield, Politico:* *Trump’s Generals Are Trying to Save the World. Starting With the White House.* The president has handed huge power to a group of military officers, and they’re out to solve two big problems: Obama's policies, and their boss. By the end of last w... more »

It's a No Brainer.....

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
The *Yes Men* are at it again doing their political spoof at a DNC sponsored event - where they bring the real issues forward and expose the DNC's subservience to corporate interests....... Gotta love it!

Dean Heller: Dead Man Walking-- Or Crawling

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Apart from Schumer and Reid having found the least qualified and most unappetizing creep to run as a Democrat-- pray Dina Titus runs-- there is virtually no one who can see a path to victory for Dean Heller in his treacherous reelection campaign. The newest PPP survey of Nevada voters looks absolutely devastating for his chances. Senators don't recover from a 22% approval a year out from an election in a state that's trending towards the opposite party, as Nevada is. If Heller is counting on Nevadans to realize that Jacky Rosen will be an embarrassment to the state-- an accurate ... more »

More papers exposing the Climate Change Fraud

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 4 hours ago
New Study By German Physicists Concludes We Can Expect Climate Cooling For Next 50 Years! By P Gosselin on 1. August 2017 *German physicists: “CO2 plays only minor role for global climate”* In a just published study in The Open Atmospheric Science Journal here, German scientists *Horst-Joachim Lüdecke *and *Carl-Otto Weiss *have used a large number of temperature proxies worldwide to construct a global temperature mean over the last 2000 years, dubbed G7, in order to find out more about the sun’s role on climate change. Their results drop a huge surprise on the laps of scientists who ... more »

There are now multiple grand juries gathering evidence for the Special Counsel's Russia investigations.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 5 hours ago
Courtesy of NBC News: *Special Counsel Robert Mueller has tapped multiple grand juries, including juries in Washington and Virginia, in an effort to gather evidence in the ongoing federal investigation into Russia's meddling in the U.S. presidential election, three sources familiar with the matter told NBC News. * *The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday that Mueller had impanelled a separate grand jury in Washington, but sources familiar with the matter say that Mueller is using existing grand juries in both Washington and Virginia.* *As NBC News has previously reported, the ... more »

Tonight's Movie Is 'Hammerhead'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
From *Wikipedia*: Hammerhead is a British thriller film directed by David Miller and starring Vince Edwards, Judy Geeson and Diana Dors.[1] Its plot concerns a criminal mastermind who attempts to steal NATO secrets, with an American agent hot on his trail. It is based on the 1964 novel by English novelist James Mayo, and produced by Irving Allen and written by Herbert Baker who made the Matt Helm films for Columbia Pictures. It was filmed in London and Portugal.

Were ‘Highway Closed in Event of Enemy Attack’ Signs Posted During the Cold War?

David Emery at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
Early 1950s efforts to prepare Americans for nuclear war included the erection of signs giving advance notice of highway closures in the event of attack.

Why America Must Expand its Amphibious Warfare Capabilities

Dan Goure at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Dan Goure* *Security, * The U.S. should build a larger amphibious fleet. There is too much talk among U.S. national security experts about America’s waning ability to withstand the multitude of threats it faces. Discussions revolve around the U.S’ declining military-technical superiority, the rise of asymmetric threats and the explosion of capability gaps between our military forces and those of prospective adversaries. Defense publications are filled with jeremiads about the obsolescence of U.S. aircraft carriers, main battle tanks and fighter aircraft. The U.S. is under threa...more »

The President and the leaks: Sessions and Coats finally act

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 5 hours ago
Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Director of Intelligence Dan Coats finally heed President Trump's demand for an investigation of the leaks which have been destabilising his administration. The post The President and the leaks: Sessions and Coats finally act appeared first on The Duran.

Is Iraq’s al-Sadr going Saudi?

Andrew Korybko at The Duran - 5 hours ago
Saudi Arabia’s feting of influential Iraqi Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr has raised eyebrows across the region. The post Is Iraq’s al-Sadr going Saudi? appeared first on The Duran.

Musical interlude

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 6 hours ago
I Mother Earth - Rain Will Fall

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- August 4, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron at the G7 summit in Sicily, May 27, 2017. Alessandro Bianchi, Reuters *John Lloyd, Reuters*: *Europe’s leaders struggle over a Trump strategy* “We have to understand, that we Europeans must fight for our own future and destiny,” said Angela Merkel. This was the German chancellor speaking to a crowd of supporters in May, after a testy few days of a G7 summit that included reports in German news media that Donald Trump had called her country “very bad” for selling so many cars to the Uni... more »

Friday Afternoon Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 6 hours ago
Assorted content to end your week. - Greg Jericho writes about Australia's increasing income stratification and wealth inequality. Matt Bruenig examines what sets the Nordic countries apart from the rest of the world - including high unionization levels and substantial public ownership of industry along with their well-funded social programs. And their success with that formula stands in stark contrast to Noah Smith's observations about supply-side economics: (R)elatively few critics have focused on what I see as the weakest part of Cogan et al.’s essay -- the claim that lower taxes... more »

Where is PC?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with attribution.

X22 Report, “When Will It All Finally Come To An End?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
X22 Report, “When Will It All Finally Come To An End?” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-pk3AOwR0U *Related followup report:* X22 Report, “The Entire Economic System Is Based On An Illusion Which Will Shatter” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6a41E9XuwNU

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Alpha”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Vangelis, “Alpha” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1jG--3elufo

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“Like delicate cosmic petals, these clouds of interstellar dust and gas have blossomed 1,300 light-years away in the fertile star fields of the constellation Cepheus. Sometimes called the Iris Nebula and dutifully cataloged as NGC 7023 this is not the only nebula in the sky to evoke the imagery of flowers. Still, this remarkable image shows off the Iris Nebula's range of colors and symmetries in impressive detail. Within the Iris, dusty nebular material surrounds a hot, young star. * Click image for larger size.* The dominant color of the brighter reflection nebula is blue, characte... more »

The Poet: John Glenday, "Concerning the Atoms of the Soul"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Concerning the Atoms of the Soul"* "Someone explained once how the pieces of what we are fall downwards at the same rate as the Universe. The atoms of us, falling towards the centre of whatever everything is. And we don't see it. We only sense their slight drag in the lifting hand. That's what weight is, that communal process of falling. Furthermore, these atoms carry hooks, like burrs, hooks catching like hooks, like clinging to like, that's what keeps us from becoming something else, and why in early love, we sometimes feel the tug of the heart snagging on another's heart. Only th... more »

"There Is A Theory..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"There is a theory which states that if ever anybody discovers exactly what the Universe is for and why it is here, it will instantly disappear and be replaced by something even more bizarre and inexplicable. There is another theory which states that this has already happened." - Douglas Adams

"The World Has Seemed So Hard And Wrong..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"The day has been so full of fret and care, and our hearts have been so full of evil and of bitter thoughts, and the world has seemed so hard and wrong to us. Then Night, like some great loving mother, gently lays her hand upon our fevered head, and turns our little tear-stained faces up to hers, and smiles; and though she does not speak, we know what she would say, and lay our hot flushed cheek against her bosom, and the pain is gone. Sometimes, our pain is very deep and real, and we stand before her very silent, because there is no language for our pain, only a moan. Night's hear... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Sarajevo, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina Thanks for stopping by!

“There Is No Reality Anymore…”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*“There Is No Reality Anymore…”* by Thad Beversdorf "I 'd love to change the world, but I don't know what to do, so I'll leave it up to you..." * "What a great lyric that is from the late 60's, early 70's English band "10 Years After." I believe this describes that uneasy feeling of discontent that sits deep in the stomach, beneath the day to day exteriors, of so many people today. The world is like a black hole in that it seems to be getting smaller and smaller as the years go by but also heavier and heavier with each passing day. When I was a teenager and my friends and I were t...more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"Sometimes even to live is an act of courage." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Dmitry Orlov, "The 5 Stages of Economic Collapse"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"The 5 Stages of Economic Collapse"* by Dmitry Orlov "Elizabeth Kübler-Ross defined the five stages of coming to terms with grief and tragedy as denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance, and applied it quite successfully to various forms of catastrophic personal loss, such as death of a loved one, sudden end to one's career, and so forth. Several thinkers, notably James Howard Kunstler and, more recently John Michael Greer, have pointed out that the Kübler-Ross model is also quite terrifyingly accurate in reflecting the process by which society as a whole (or at least... more »

World News Briefs -- August 4, 2017 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Venezuela's new legislative superbody opens despite wide criticism* CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela on Friday inaugurated a new legislative superbody that is expected to rewrite the constitution and give vast new powers to the ruling Socialist Party, defying worldwide condemnation that the new assembly undermines democratic freedoms. The 545-member assembly unanimously elected well-known allies of President Nicolas Maduro to its leadership in a show of unity, signaling that the socialists have put aside differences to focus on consolidating the all-powerful body. Forme... more »

Secret Service vacates Trump Tower over dispute about cost.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 7 hours ago
Courtesy of WaPo: *The Secret Service has vacated its command post inside Trump Tower in Manhattan following a dispute between the government and President Trump’s company over the terms of a lease for the space, according to two people familiar with the discussions. * *Previously, the Secret Service had stationed its command post — which houses supervisors and backup agents on standby in case of an emergency — in a Trump Tower unit one floor below the president’s apartment. * *But in early July, the post was relocated to a trailer on the sidewalk, more than 50 floors below, a di... more »

Spiller feat. Sophie Ellis Bextor - Groovejet

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
It's one of those nights where you *want* to write something but inspiration just doesn't catch. Under these circumstances the musics have to come to the rescue, and what a tune I've got for readers in possession of cultivated disco sensibilities.

The War over H. R. McMaster

Curt Mills at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*Curt Mills* *Politics, North America* [image: U.S. President Donald Trump walks to Marine One with National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster as they depart for a day trip to Miami from the White House in Washington, DC, June 16, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts.] The core concern is what possible White House civil war victor Steve Bannon thinks about Iran. National Security Adviser H. R. McMaster is a man under fire. Or maybe that’s Steve Bannon. Or maybe, after a week that saw rivals Reince Priebus and Anthony Scaramucci suddenly head for the exits, both are in jeopardy. What is cle... more »

Can General Kelly Save the Trump Presidency?

Daniel McCarthy, Jacob Heilbrunn at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*Daniel McCarthy, Jacob Heilbrunn* *Politics, North America* [image: White House Chief of Staff John Kelly boards Air Force One after attending a rally with U.S. President Donald Trump in Huntington, West Virginia, August 3, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria.] Jacob Heilbrunn and Daniel McCarthy discuss sanctions, the new chief of staff, relations with Congress and the future of the Republican Party. *Editor's Note**: In our latest Facebook Live interview (please like our **Facebook page** to see more of these events) **Jacob Heilbrunn**, editor of the National Interest, and **Daniel M... more »

New Trump/Russia Narrative, Claims Trump Colluded With Fox News on Seth Rich/WikiLeaks Story

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: trump-russia-narrative-takes-a-new-turn-claims-trump-colluded-with-fox-news-on-seth-rich-wikileaks-story] The private investigator who was reported to have claimed to have evidence linking murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich to WikiLeaks' publication of damning DNC e-mails is now suing Fox News’ parent company, 21st Century Fox Inc, for reporting that story, claiming he did not say that and that President Trump colluded with Fox News to invent the story. But, like so much else tied to the Trump/Russia narrative, his newest story has some major holes.

Poster Boy

nonnie9999 at HYSTERICAL RAISINS - 8 hours ago
From Newsweek: Now that he’s president, Trump frequently departs the White House and spends the weekend golfing at either his South Florida resort, Mar-a-Lago, or his country club in the New Jersey suburb of Bedminster. The promise he’d made a year before … Continue reading →

Pilger: U.S. Pushes Toward the Final War

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 8 hours ago
By John Pilger The US submarine captain says, “We’ve all got to die one day, some sooner and some later. The trouble always has been that you’re never ready, because you don’t know when it’s coming. Well, now we do know and there’s nothing to be done about it.” He says he will be dead by September. It will take about a week to die, though no one can be sure. Animals live the longest. The war was over in a month. The United States, Russia and China were the protagonists. It is not clear if it was started by accident or mistake. There was no victor. The northern hemisphere is cont... more »

The Leaking Of President Trump's Phone Conversations Will Damage U.S. Foreign Policy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks by phone with Russia's President Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, U.S. January 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst *Yahoo News:* *The Washington Post published transcripts of Trump’s colorful calls with 2 foreign leaders* Days after his inauguration, President Trump’s conversations with the leaders of Mexico and Australia show a president anxious to live up to the immigration tough talk he touted on the campaign trail. Transcripts published by the Washington Post on Thursday of the calls between Trump and Mexican P... more »

HAWAII: Police use Excessive Force as Sacred Mountain Defended from Telescope

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
. In the news:MAKAWAO, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) -Some are claiming that Maui officers used excessive force during a protest of the controversial Haleakala telescope project, and are pointing to cell phone video circulating online as evidence of their charges.Six people were arrested Wednesday morning for disorderly conduct, obstructing a highway, failing to obey a police officer and

Trump Doesn't Smoke Pot Or Drink Booze-- So What's He On?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 8 hours ago
Look, maybe Trumpanzee wasn't lying when he claimed he got calls from the head of the Boy Scouts-- telling him his embarrassing speech was the "greatest speech" ever and from Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto telling him fewer people are crossing the border because of Trump policies. Sure both the Boy Scouts and Mexico denied those claims-- but that doesn't mean that Trump was necessarily lying or bullshitting. Many observers think he was-- is-- just plain delusional and senile. Even the Regime's chief misleader, Huckabee's contemptable daughter, now admits those calls never to... more »

Did a Man Die After ‘Holding in Farts’ at His Girlfriend’s House?

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
A satirical web site republished in English a fake story that had appeared in both Spanish and Portuguese.

Defense Department Investigates Security Risks of MAVNI Program to Recruit Immigrants and Aliens

Warren Mass at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: defense-department-investigates-security-risks-of-mavni-program-to-recruit-immigrants-and-aliens] DOD investigators have discovered “potential security risks” in a program that has enrolled more than 10,000 aliens into the U.S. armed forces since 2009.

Facing Crisis Of Legitimacy, Trump Administration Pledges To Intensify War On Leaks

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 9 hours ago
President Donald Trump’s administration is in the throes of a crisis of legitimacy and leadership, with federal government employees concerned and unwilling to stay quiet about chaos, incompetence, and questionable acts unfolding within institutions. To respond to an increase in leaks to the press, the Justice Department pledged to escalate The post Facing Crisis Of Legitimacy, Trump Administration Pledges To Intensify War On Leaks appeared first on Shadowproof.

Hope and Trauma in a Poisoned Land: Uranium Mining on Navajoland

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 9 hours ago
Klee Benally, Dine' filmmaker and musician, said, "Excited to announce my first video short "Poise/End" It will be installed at the Coconino Center for the Arts as part of Hope and Trauma in a Poisoned Land exhibit Aug 15-Oct 28, 2017. (Photos above courtesy Klee Benally.) Hope and Trauma in a Poisoned Land By Flagstaff Arts Council Coconino Center for the Arts https://

Saudi Arabia's Escalates Its Military Offensive Against Shiite Rebels In The Town Of Awamiya

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*BBC:* *Awamiya: Hundreds flee clashes in Saudi town* Hundreds of people have reportedly been fleeing a town in eastern Saudi Arabia after weeks of clashes between the security forces and armed men. The authorities have been trying since May to demolish the old quarter of Awamiya, saying Shia militants use its narrow streets as a hideout. Activists accuse security forces of trying to force out residents. It is the latest intensification of sporadic unrest in the Eastern Province, which is largely Shia. At least seven people, including two police officers, have been killed in the c... more »

"AG Jeff Sessions Announces: 'Just Don’t Do It' Leak Prevention Initiative"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"AG Jeff Sessions Announces:* * 'Just Don’t Do It' Leak Prevention Initiative"* by sundance “A visibly angered U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave a passionate press conference earlier today to announce a stunning new ant-leak initiative: Mr. Sessions has asked leakers to stop. Additionally, during the much heralded press conference with Deputy AD Rod Rosenstein and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats, Attorney General Sessions warned those who leak he is now talking to senior officers within the intelligence community. The incredibly harsh “Just Don’t Do It” program,... more »

Don't mess with the Murkowski!

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 10 hours ago
Oh yeah, you're going down. Courtesy of The Hill: *The Senate blocked President Trump from being able to make recess appointments on Thursday as lawmakers leave Washington for their August break. * *Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska), doing wrap up for the entire Senate, locked in nine "pro-forma" sessions — brief meetings that normally last roughly a minute. * *The move, which requires the agreement of every senator, means the Senate will be in session every three business days throughout the August recess. * As the article points out this is not a new tactic for the Senate, they h... more »

How Your Tax Dollars May Save Energy but End Up Penalizing Homeowners

Alan Carlin at Carlin Economics and Science - 10 hours ago
Governments often intervene in markets. In a very few cases this can be justified because markets may provide important misleading signals because they do not take into account the effects of particular activities or products on those not involved in these activities or production or consumption of various products. This is the justification for many […]

Is The Energiewende Running Out Of Steam?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 10 hours ago
By Paul Homewood News from Reuters: FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Burning coal for power looks set to remain the backbone of Germany’s energy supply for decades yet, an apparent contrast to Chancellor Angela Merkel’s ambitions for Europe’s biggest economy to be a role model in tackling climate change. Merkel is avoiding […]

Is Zimbabwe Slipping Towards Civil War?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Soldiers wielding batons and whips have launched a 'ruthless' attack on police in Zimbabwe amid growing tensions under 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe (file picture) *Daily Mail*:* Is Zimbabwe slipping towards civil war? Soldiers wielding batons and whips launch 'ruthless' attack on police as tensions grow across the country ahead of general election* * 100 soldiers charged into a bus station in Harare and beat up police officers * The violence underscores growing friction between the police and military * Robert Mugabe, 93, is holding elections next year and set to cling on to ... more »

China Prepares For U.S. Trade Sanctions And Penalties

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
The People's Republic of China flag and the U.S. Stars and Stripes fly along Pennsylvania Avenue near the U.S. Capitol in Washington during Chinese President Hu Jintao's state visit, January 18, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Hyungwon Kang *CNBC*:* Trump is signaling he's about to lash out at China — here's what Beijing is thinking* * President Donald Trump is set to make a speech Friday hitting on Chinese trade and intellectual property practices. * The official Chinese response has largely been critical — but subdued. * Government officials told CNBC, however, that China is in wait-and-see... more »

August 4: Don't Hit Me.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 10 hours ago
This is going to be a very difficult blog for me to write. I know some readers will be angry - mostly because they will read into it things I never said. It's not their fault. It's a natural way us humans think. Not our fault. Instead of understanding what we read, we tend to react to it - commonly without understanding what it was that was said. So please bear with me. On radio, I once had a great argument with a journalist who believed that Hitler was a socialist. His party was, after all, the National Socialist Party. In fact, his major supporters were big business in Germany a... more »

Where Trump Might Be Vulnerable

Jacob G. Hornberger at 10 hours ago
[image: undefined] It’s still not clear to me the particular crime for which special prosecutor Robert Mueller is investigating President Trump. Was it illegal for Vladimir Putin to support Trump for president instead of Hillary Clinton? Nope. Was it illegal for Trump to receive advice, support, and consultation from Vladimir Putin or any other Russian politico on how best to defeat Clinton? Nope. In fact, imagine if George W. Bush and his English poodle Tony Blair had “colluded” to defeat Bush’s presidential opponent, Al Gore. Would the Pentagon, the CIA, and their assets in the... more »

The Private Company Behind the Muncie School Bus Fiasco

Doug Martin at Schools Matter - 11 hours ago
*by Doug Martin * As the Muncie, Indiana, privatized school bus fiasco deepens, parents protest at bus stops, kids get lost on buses on the way home, 911 calls are made, buses never show up or are late, school gets cancelled for days because of the chaos, and the Indiana Department of Education stepsin to help clean up the mess, the local community needs to know there were many red flags before Muncie school officials signed the $1.4 million contract with Auxilio bus services, a private company now located in Lansing, Michigan. Besides the numerous 2012 troubling news reports o... more »

Russia Now Calls The Shots In The Middle East

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
TeaPartyTribune *Tom O'Connor, Newsweek*:* Russia, Not the US, is Now Calling the Shots in the Middle East With Iran and Iraq* Russia's deputy foreign minister met Wednesday with leading diplomats from Iran and Iraq to discuss combating Islamist extremist groups and the future of Syria. With the U.S. minimizing efforts to topple the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Iraq expressing weariness of the U.S.'s extended presence in its country, Russia has become an increasingly important power broker in the region. Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Mikhail Bogdanov met i... more »

West Virginia Governor Latest Loss for Democratic Party

Steve Byas at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: west-virginia-governor-latest-loss-for-democratic-party] The Democrats have suffered yet another loss of a governorship, reducing their numbers to only 15 nationally. Can the Republicans take advantage of the Democrat disarray to push through a freedom agenda?

Is Trump's Russia Policy Being Hijacked?

Patrick J. Buchanan at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: is-trumps-russia-policy-being-hijacked] Is President Trump losing control of Russia policy? Has he capitulated to the neocons? These are not academic questions.

Trump Takes Credit for Banner Jobs Report

Bob Adelmann at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: trump-takes-credit-for-banner-jobs-report] Within 15 minutes of Friday morning’s release of the July jobs numbers by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), President Trump tweeted: “Excellent Jobs Numbers just released — and I have just begun. Many job stifling regulations continue to fall. Movement back to USA!”

Massive US Sex Trafficking Bust Ensnares Over 1,000—Including Law Enforcement and Clergy

Claire Bernish at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: trafficking]Police in dozens of departments arrested more than 1,000 people as part of a monthlong dragnet to combat child and adult sex trafficking and prostitution.

Racist Cop Quits After Facebook Post Saying He’d Drown His Daughter If She Dated a “Negro”

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: racist]A bigotted and apparently clueless Asst. police chief didn't think it was a problem to post disgusting racist memes on Facebook, now he's under fire.

Welcome to Weedville: Pot Grower Buys Entire US Town to Create ‘Cannabis-Friendly’ Off-Grid City

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: weedville]A revolutionary new vision has just been set in motion to create a cannabis friendly town that will be energy independent. Welcome to Weedville.

Report says meat industry to blame for largest-ever ‘dead zone’ in Gulf of Mexico

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 11 hours ago
A recent report by the environmental group Mighty Earth has found that runoff from farms loaded with phosphorus and other toxins from manure and fertilizer is to blame for creating the toxic algae blooms that have become commonplace “from the Great Lakes to Chesapeake Bay.” RELATED ARTICLE: Solar powered floating farm can produce 20 tons

Watch as doctors remove 10 lbs of meat worms from a bodybuilder’s colon

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 11 hours ago
Pigs might be sweet and have cute little snouts but they are dirty animals. Once you visit a country where they are free to roam and you see them in their element, you reconsider eating them. (I remember once watching a pig in the mountains of Mexico walk into a “bathroom” after a friend who

Woman uses kitchen spice to help beat cancer

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 11 hours ago
The Daily Mail has reported that after battling myeloma (a blood cancer) for five years and nearly losing that fight, Dieneke Ferguson, 67, turned to the common kitchen spice- curcumin– and five years later has a negligible cancer cell count. Her recovery was featured in the British Medical Journal. RELATED ARTICLE: Study: Turmeric can Slash your Heart

An Opioid Alternative That Kills Pain Fast – And Without Side Effects

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 11 hours ago
By Dr. Mercola When it comes to treating ailments such as chronic pain, I definitely prefer nontoxic options to drugs and surgery. Americans use 80 percent of all the opioids sold worldwide — a testament to the pervasiveness of pain in this country — and with drug overdoses now being the ninth leading cause of death in the

Memory Foam mattress WARNING: Chemical offgassing affecting customers

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 11 hours ago
(Natural News) We don’t yet know what chemicals are off-gassing from memory foam mattresses, but we are seeing an increased number of reports from users who are experiencing what appear to be health effects from sleeping on new memory foam mattresses. RELATED ARTICLE: Slip Into Deep Sleep 36 Percent Faster, If You Use This 30

Business Insider: The best diet for your body and brain

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 11 hours ago
It’s one thing to have a health site like ours praise the benefits of a plant based diet. It’s another thing entirely to have Business Insider agree with us! As we’ve told you before, evidence continues to suggest that a plant-based diet is the absolute best lifestyle change you can make; it’s been found to be

Author and researcher, Jim Marrs has passed away

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 11 hours ago
We are sad to announce that Jim Marrs, 74, has passed away. According to his Facebook page, he died of a heart attack on August 2nd. He had recently been put on dialysis. Our heart goes out to his wife Carol and the rest of their family and friends. Marrs was a former journalist and

This Is How Hot Your City Will Be In The Year 2100

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 11 hours ago
Countless people will die by 2100 just from the heat alone. There are still an abundance of people that deny that climate change exists, the United States president being one of them, and yet there is overwhelming evidence that not only suggests otherwise but warns of the impending doom humans will soon face. One such piece

No Sex Required: Body Cells Transfer Genetic Info Directly Into Sperm Cells, Amazing Study Finds

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 11 hours ago
A revolutionary new study reveals that the core tenet of classical genetics is patently false, and by implication: what we do in this life — our diet, our mindset, our chemical exposures — can directly impact the DNA and health of future generations. A paradigm shifting new study titled, “Soma-to-Germline Transmission of RNA in Mice Xenografted

This Metabolic Bombshell Should Horrify You, Especially If You Eat This Popular Food

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 11 hours ago
By Dr. Mercola “Fed Up,” narrated by Katie Couric, investigates the misinformation touted by the processed food industry, and how these fallacies have created (and continue to drive) the global obesity epidemic. This includes the lies you’ve been told about calories and diet versus exercise, government subsidies that support the junk food industry, and government

MIT False Climate Alarm

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 12 hours ago
From MIT News, Deadly heat waves could hit South Asia this century Without action, climate change could devastate a region home to one-fifth of humanity, study finds. The key claim is: The effects of unchecked temperature rise would extend beyond the health concerns associated with being outside in high temperatures. With workers unable to […]

Major Problems for the Democratic Party

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 12 hours ago
Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), together with Democratic Senate and House leaders, announcing their “Better Deal” at Berryville, VA on July 24, 2017. Screenshot from Newsy coverage. Having taken a quick look at the Republican Party’s seemingly insurmountable problems in my last post, we should now consider the Democratic Party’s even more destructive, long-term problems. These […]

Our Generals Reveal Why We Lost (And Will Continue To Lose) In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
President Donald Trump speaks to members of the National Security Council at the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., July 20, 2017 (DOD/U.S. Army Sgt. Amber I. Smith) *Fabius Maximus*: *Our generals reveal why we lost in Afghanistan, and will continue to lose* *Summary:* Afghanistan was invisible during the campaign, but has surfaced again in the news. This time, so rare in modern America, we hear some truth about the war from our generals. They reveal why we have lost so much for so little gain, and why we continue paying in blood and money to get nothing. All that remains is for us to... more »

U.S. Senator McCain Slams President Trump On Afghanistan. Threatens To Present His Own Strategy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*CNBC*:* McCain backs general, threatens to craft own Afghanistan strategy if Trump can't in time* President Donald Trump, frustrated that the U.S. is "losing" in Afghanistan, is considering replacing the American military commander leading the campaign, according to a report. According to NBC News, the president during a July 19 meeting "repeatedly suggested" to his military advisors that they should replace Army Gen. John Nicholson, the current top U.S. commander of coalition forces in Afghanistan. It cited senior administration officials. Previously, Nicholson requested the ad... more »

The truth about Mueller’s investigation: no Grand Jury empanelled; Trump not being investigated

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 12 hours ago
New York Times and Reuters separately refute claims that Special Counsel's Mueller's investigation has empanelled a Grand Jury and that President Trump is himself being investigated. The post The truth about Mueller’s investigation: no Grand Jury empanelled; Trump not being investigated appeared first on The Duran.

Where are those Public Accounts? Delay should worry Liberals

paul at Paying attention - 12 hours ago
The Liberals should be getting nervous about the long delay in releasing the Public Accounts and the Auditor General's review of government finances. As part of the Liberals' self-destructive bid to hang on to power, then finance minister Mike de Jong broke precedent by releasing unofficial results for the fiscal year ending March 31. He claimed a $2.8 billion surplus, $1.3 billion higher than budgeted. (Showing the Liberals mean-spirited election platform was a matter of ideology, not economics.) De Jong defended the unorthodox media event days before the government was set to lose... more »

Houthi forces retaliate against Saudi military in Jizan after recent coalition massacre in Saada

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Houthi forces launched a powerful assault in the JIzan Region of Saudi Arabia on Friday night, following the Saudi-led Coalition’s massacre of civilians in Yemen’s Sa’ada Governorate. Using their plethora of ATGMs, the Houthi forces rained missiles on several Saudi military posts in the Jizan Region, scoring a multitude […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army retakes initiative in east Hama, recaptures lost points

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:50 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) retook the initiative in the eastern countryside of the Salamiyah District, Friday, after losing several points to the Islamic State (ISIL) terror organization near the town of Al-Mafkar. Led by the 11th Tank Division and National Defense Forces (NDF), the Syrian military managed to inflict […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Libya: Italian patrol ship docks in Tripoli port in defiance of LNA foreign vessels ban

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:40 P.M.) – Italian vessel ”Commander Borsini” docked in the port of Tripoli, Friday, upon receiving the necessary permits from Libya’s UN-backed Government of National Accord. The arrival of the patrol ship comes following a recent order by Libyan National Army (LNA) commander Marshal Khalifa Haftar to bar any foreign naval vessels, except […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian, Russian jets eliminate scores of ISIL terrorists in Deir Ezzor

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – The Syrian and Russian air forces unleashed a large number of airstrikes over the Deir Ezzor Governorate on Friday, targeting the Islamic State’s movements around the Panorama area. Syrian and Russian air battalions flying out of Homs began their day by pounding the Islamic State’s main supply route from the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army, allies recommence offensive in Syria-Jordan border region

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:17 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and its allies have restarted offensive operations against Free Syrian Army (FSA) militants operating in Syria’s southwestern desert region. Today, the SAA and other pro-government forces advanced towards the Jordanian borders against FSA militants, securing the Dabiyah canyon area and its nearby hilltop as well […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian Army smashes jihadist offensive in north Hama: update

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:50 P.M.) – Earlier today, jihadist militants of the Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) terrorist group, backed up by other unidentified militant factions, stormed Syrian Arab Army (SAA) positions in northern Hama Governorate. The assault by HTS and its allies was launched at the hill of Tal Bizam and the strategic fortress town of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Saudi Coalition commits another massacre in northern Yemen, 6 children among dead

Leith Fadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:55 P.M.) – The Saudi-led Coalition has committed another massacre in northern Yemen after indiscriminately bombing the Sa’ada Governorate on Friday. According to local activists, the Saudi-led Coalition killed at least nine people during the air raid, including six children from the same family. The local activists added that the Saudi-led Coalition’s air […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Graphic footage: Russian police slay 3 gunmen, injure 2 in Moscow shootout (18 +)

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:03 P.M.) – Several days ago, five suspected criminals who were on trial for a series of gang-related drive-by shootings in Moscow broke free whilst in a city courthouse, seizing weapons from security staff and taking a hostage. After an unspecified period of time, Russian police stormed the courtroom where the gunmen were […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 12 hours ago
Here's cultural news from Breitbart: Author and essayist Bret Easton Ellis picked a definitive winner in Wednesday’s briefing room war of words between CNN reporter Jim Acosta and White House advisor Stephen Miller by saying he’d like to write a novel about the latter, and not the former. In a tweet late Wednesday night, [Ellis] said he found Miller “completely compelling” and wanted to write a novel about him, while also slamming CNN’s Acosta in the same tweet: Why do I find Stephen Miller completely compelling and want to write a novel about him? Why do I not want to write a nove... more »

T2K: a two-sigma evidence supporting CP-violation in neutrino sector

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 12 hours ago
Let me write a short blog post by a linker, not a thinker: T2K presents hint of CP violation by neutrinos The strange acronym T2K stands for Tokai to Kamioka. So the T2K experiment is located in Japan but the collaboration is heavily multi-national. It works much like the older K2K, KEK to Kamioka. Indeed, it's no coincidence that Kamioka sounds like Kamiokande. Average Japanese people probably tend to know the former, average physicists tend to know the latter. ;-) Dear physicists, Kamiokande was named after Kamioka, not vice versa! ;-) Muon neutrinos are created at the source. ... more »

Pressure Builds For President Trump To Present An Afghan Strategy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*The Australian, WSJ*: *Trump stalls on sending more troops to Afghanistan* Donald Trump’s national security advisers are searching for a way to overcome the US President’s ­reluctance to send thousands more troops to Afghanistan. And at a meeting last month with his national security team, Mr Trump questioned the leadership of John Nicholson, the Kabul-based commander of US-led forces in Afghanistan. Mr Trump’s reluctance to embrace an open-ended commitment to the 16-year-old war has resurrected discussion of other options, including proposals to scale back the US military prese... more »

World News Briefs -- August 4, 2017

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Biju Boro/AFP *DW:* *China, India struggle to put a lid on their border row involving Bhutan* *The continuing standoff between India and China along their shared border has cast a dark shadow on their bilateral relationship. It has also stoked nationalism on both sides, making it tough to resolve the issue.* Beijing is intensifying its warnings to Indian troops to get out of a contested region high in the Himalayas where China, India and Bhutan meet. Chinese defense ministry spokesman Ren Guoqiang said late Thursday that Chinese armed forces had shown "utmost goodwill" and a "hig... more »

When Republicans Vote To Prevent Trump From Firing Mueller, Are They Signaling The Hope For Impeachment?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 12 hours ago
Thursday morning Trumpanzee was up early tweeting his nonsense about his pal Putin. He decided it blame the Republican-controlled Congress-- hi, Paul! hi, Mitch!-- for the deterioration of relations between the U.S. and Russia. "Our relationship with Russia is at an all-time & very dangerous low. You can thank Congress, the same people that can't even give us HCare!" Can we thank the Kremlin for invading Ukraine or successfully interfering with the U.S. election to help install the most incompetent and divisive president the U.S. has ever had? Illinois Republican Adam Kinzinger tw... more »

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