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Thomas Paine

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

Monday, March 5, 2018

5 March - Blogs I'm Following 1 of 2

11:40 pm MST

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 seconds ago
North Korea makes 'agreement' with South Korea after historic meeting: KCNA https://t.co/lYBoga8Ks4 — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) March 6, 2018 Reality check: North Korean reactor likely resumed production of plutonium for nuclear weapons https://t.co/5gk1g5CO0B pic.twitter.com/mH4cAVYz5V — Alastair Gale (@AlastairGale) March 6, 2018 Thousands of Chinese legislators erupt into enthusiastic applause over plans to give President Xi Jinping a lifetime mandate to mould the Asian giant into a global superpower https://t.co/ZPb2XjcgI6 pic.twitter.com/2x9ANRw4Sa — AFP news agency (@AFP)... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 minutes ago
Chinese President Xi Jinping, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and other senior officials sing national anthem during the opening session of the National People's Congress (NPC) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *China's Congress meets* (Reuters).

Kim Jong-un 'Wants Closer North-South Korea Ties'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 minutes ago
*BBC: **Kim Jong-un 'wants closer North-South Korea ties'* North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has said he wants to "vigorously advance" closer ties with South Korea, according to state media. The report follows a rare visit to Pyongyang by senior South Korean officials, who had dinner with the normally reclusive leader. They are the first officials from Seoul to meet Mr Kim since he came to power. It's part of a fast-moving wave of rapprochement on the Korean peninsula surrounding the Winter Olympics. South Korea has only commented briefly on the meeting, saying the two sides had r... more »

Former Russian Spy In Critical Condition In The U.K. From An 'Unknown Substance'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 56 minutes ago
*BBC:* *Critically ill man is former Russian spy* A man who is critically ill after being exposed to an unknown substance in Wiltshire is a Russian national convicted of spying for Britain, the BBC understands. Sergei Skripal, 66, was granted refuge in the UK following a "spy swap" between the US and Russia in 2010. He and a woman, 33, were found unconscious on a bench at a shopping centre in Salisbury on Sunday. Zizzi restaurant in Salisbury has been closed by police "as a precaution". The substance has not been identified, but Public Health England said there was no known risk... more »

"When the Sky Is No More Than Remembered Light: Mark Strand Reads His Poignant Poem 'The End'”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"When the Sky Is No More Than Remembered Light:* * Mark Strand Reads His Poignant Poem 'The End'”* by Maria Popova “It’s such a lucky accident, having been born, that we’re almost obliged to pay attention,” the Pulitzer-winning poet Mark Strand (April 11, 1934–November 29, 2014) observed in contemplating the artist’s task to bear witness to the universe. And yet this universe in which we live is predicated on impermanence, and the lucky accident of our existence is crowned with the certitude of its end from the start. Why, then, are we always so shocked by the finitude of all we ho... more »

The U.S. Military Is Not Prepared to Hunt 1,000 North Korean Missiles

Robert Beckhusen at The National Interest - 1 hour ago
*Robert Beckhusen* *Security, Asia* Around 1,000 ballistic missiles, to be clear. Hunting ballistic-missile launchers would be one of the U.S. military’s most important tasks were hostilities on the Korean peninsula to erupt. Kim Jong Un’s arsenal could cause immense damage to South Korean cities, air bases and American and South Korean troops. But tracking the launchers from the air and with special operations units on the ground will be an extremely difficult task — with a poor track record. During the 1991 Persian Gulf War, it’s possible the United States’ “Scud hunt” scored ... more »

The Trap of Empire and Authoritarianism

Robert D. Kaplan at The National Interest - 1 hour ago
*Robert D. Kaplan* *Global Governance, Americas* [image: A National Heritage Trust historical re-enactor wearing a poppy on his cap looks towards the Union Jack flag while taking part in a re-enactment of British infantry life in the trenches on the Western Front during World War One at the Fort Rinella coastal battery in Kalkara, outside Valletta, November 8, 2014. The event was organised as part of the commemorations of the 100th anniversary of World War One. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi] We should take enlightened authoritarianism as a challenge; not as a fate. *Introduction* ... more »

Do Merkel and Germany Have a Future?

E. Wayne Merry at The National Interest - 1 hour ago
*E. Wayne Merry* *Politics, Europe* [image: People in traditional costumes cast shadows as they march during the Oktoberfest parade in Munich September 19, 2010. Millions of beer drinkers from around the world will come to the Bavarian capital over the next two weeks for the world's biggest and most famous beer festival, the Oktoberfest, which celebrates its 200th anniversary this year. REUTERS/Michaela Rehle] The formation of the new German government scheduled for March 14 could add to the political turmoil in the country. Germany has a new grand-coalition government (GROKO) in... more »

The Flat Mind of Thomas Friedman

Helen Andrews at The National Interest - 1 hour ago
*Helen Andrews* *Security, Americas* [image: Journalist Thomas Friedman moderates a plenary session on strengthening market-based solutions during the Clinton Global Initiative in New York September 22, 2010. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson] Like the French Bourbons, he has learned nothing and forgotten nothing. The French statesman Talleyrand famously observed about the Bourbons, “they had learned nothing and forgotten nothing.” Something similar might be said about *New York Times *columnist Thomas Friedman. Once upon a time he was the avatar of a new age of economic interdependence that... more »

After the Olympics, Where Do We Stand on North Korea?

Robert E Kelly at The National Interest - 1 hour ago
*Robert E Kelly* *Security, Asia* [image: Men carry flags in front of the stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and other high ranking officials during a military parade marking the 105th birth anniversary of the country's founding father, Kim Il Sung, in Pyongyang April 15, 2017. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj/File Photo] It is important to keep engaging North Korea. The question is: how? The Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea have concluded, and the hype was tremendous. The North Koreans came, and Korea fielded a joint team. If that did not generate enough buzz about the Koreas ov... more »

Stop Pretending America and Turkey Are Allies

Doug Bandow at The National Interest - 1 hour ago
*Doug Bandow* *Security, Middle East* There is no need for Ankara and Washington to be adversaries. But everyone concerned would benefit if the two governments dropped the pretense of friendship. Washington officials routinely call Turkey a vital ally, yet Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his government have threatened U.S. forces cooperating with Kurdish militias in northern Syria. After American military spokesmen warned that U.S. troops would defend themselves, Erdoğan promised the famed “Ottoman slap.” Alas, doing so probably would increase his popularity with Turk... more »

Have You Listened To "Dear Congress" Yet? You Should... Or Maybe It Will Break Your Heart

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Dispatch is a Boston-based band which just released a new single, "Dear Congress (17)" in response to the spate of NRA/GOP gun massacres. They were moved to release the song after the murders at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland. All proceeds from the song will be donated to the Brady Campaign, a nonprofit organization dedicated to reducing gun violence in America. Dispatch has been working with the Brady Campaign to raise money and awareness and encouraging their fans to write to their congressmembers and ask them to expand background checks. The song was writ... more »

TIME’S UP On America Being Lectured By Hollywood

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
The Alex Jones Channel Published on Mar 5, 2018 Owen Shroyer breaks down the liberal messaging put out by Hollywood to brainwash their 90th Oscar audience. end

Sad Story of Palestinian Minors. Genocide & Ethnic Cleansing by Zionist Israel

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Modern Ashkenazi Khazars (90+% of modern Jewry) are NOT the Jews of the Bible! Ashkenaz is not from the tribe of Shem ie. not semitic! They cannot be the descendents of Jacob/Israel who are from Shem! – Genesis 10:1-3 (New King James Version) Nations Descended from Noah 1 Now this is the genealogy of the […]

US Approves Sale of 210 Javelin Anti-Tank Missiles to Ukraine

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
US-Pentagram: “For the sake of peace, we need to start more wars!”

IAEA Confirms Iran’s Compliance with Nuclear Deal

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
PressTV Published on Mar 5, 2018 The International Atomic Energy Agency has once confirmed Tehran’s compliance with the Iran nuclear deal. Amano made the remarks during a press conference in Vienna. The announcement marks the tenth time the agency has confirmed the Islamic Republic is abiding by the historic accord which was signed in 2015. Elsewhere […]

Jamie Carrasco: A Monetary Shift is Underway that will Kill the Dollar

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
Palisade Radio Published on Mar 3, 2018 Jamie has a financial background in Canada as a credit analyst; this gives him a good understanding of the credit cycle and economics. He likes looking at the finances of the world from a geopolitical perspective. He says, “The Chinese use two symbols for danger, one signifies danger and […]

US Said To Consider New Military Action Against Syria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 hour ago
US Said To Consider New Military Action Against Syria by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ The last two weeks have seen the mainstream media soaked with headlines containing the word “Syria” and “Attack” as Washington desperately spins narratives left and right to cling to their reason for existence in Syria (legal or illegal, we will let you decide). […]

String Theory, The Emperor Has No Clothes.

Hontas Farmer at Science 2.0 - Physical Sciences - 2 hours ago
*B*rian Greene would say that those who doubt string theory just lack vision or the capacity to understand it. Balderdash! String Theory is a beautiful system of mathematics which can be use to construct physical theories ...but it is not science. read more

Yemen’s Houthi forces strike Saudi military base (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:20 A.M.) – The Houthi forces targeted a military base belonging to the Saudi-led Coalition at the Alab border-crossing, Monday, scoring several direct hits on the installation with artillery shells. According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their fighters killed several members of the Saudi-led Coalition, while also heavily damaging […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

First aid convoy enters besieged Eastern Ghouta (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 A.M.) – The first humanitarian convoy in weeks entered the Damascus eastern suburbs of Ghouta on Monday, delivering food and basic medicines to the Syrian civilians trapped in the rebel-held enclave. The convoy organised by the United Nations and the Red Cross delivered food for about 27,000 of the 400,000 people living […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Russia has evidence West trying to save Nusra Front for regime change – Lavrov

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
The Russian foreign minister on Monday said that Western states are demonstrating a lack of negotiability by their stance on the Syrian crisis, as their actions on the ground are in violation of UNSC Resolution 2401. “The major clause of this resolution requires that all — I emphasize, all — the parties to the Syrian […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Ex-Trump Aide Plans to Defy Mueller, Says ‘Arrest Me’

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 3 hours ago
"Why do I have to do it?" Sam Nunberg asked CNN of the request to turn over thousands of emails and other communications with other ex-officials to the special counsel's investigation.

Gallop Poll: Americans' Views Of Critical Threats To U.S. Vital Interests

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*The Hill:* *Poll: Americans list North Korea, cyber terrorism as top threats* Most Americans view North Korea’s nuclear program and global cyber terrorism as the top threats to the United States’s interests, a poll released Monday found. A Gallup Poll showed 82 percent of Americans believe North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons poses a critical threat over the next 10 years, and 81 percent believe cyber terrorism is a critical threat. Three-quarters of Americans also see international terrorism as a critical threat, according to the poll. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor... more »

Four Corners: the ABC costing Australia again!

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 3 hours ago
*Anthony Cox* --> The episode of 4 Corners screened on the 5th March 2018 is a litany of alarmism clichés, lies and exaggerations. The width of community involvement in alarmism shown in the episode demonstrates why Australia is heading for an economic brick wall. The disease of believing in alarmism has now infected business, farming, APRA and the Reserve Bank. The show begins with the usual horror images of fires, waves crashing, winds blowing as though the world was ending. In the also usual sonorous voice-over we hear that Penrith recently had the hottest temperature ever r... more »

How the US Establishment Lies Through Its Teeth, for War Against Russia

Eric Zuesse at The Duran - 3 hours ago
America’s billionaires, and their many agents, are giving hypocrisy a bad name More The post How the US Establishment Lies Through Its Teeth, for War Against Russia appeared first on The Duran.

Is the Cure for Diabetes a Humble Root?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Sayer Ji* - Diabetes is a very big business, representing tens of billion of dollars in pharmaceutical drug sales annually.

Systematically refuting climate alarmism

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 3 hours ago
Climate change research needs to be refocused and the climate models reconfigured, in order to correctly match observations. That is how science is supposed to work.

No, Republicans Did Not Expose Extensive Effort By Russia To Fuel Pipeline Opposition

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 3 hours ago
Republicans on the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee offer little evidence Russia is using "social media propaganda" to incite pipeline protests. The post No, Republicans Did Not Expose Extensive Effort By Russia To Fuel Pipeline Opposition appeared first on Shadowproof.

A Profile On Chinese President Xi Jinping

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
President Xi Jinping of China, second row center, sat at the focal point of the stage during the opening of the National People’s Congress on Monday in Beijing. Credit Bryan Denton for The New York Times *Steven Lee Myers, New York Times:* *Behind Public Persona, the Real Xi Jinping Is a Guarded Secret* BEIJING — One Sunday last month, China’s leader, Xi Jinping, traveled to a village in the mountains of Sichuan Province. He wore an olive overcoat with a fur collar, which he kept zipped up even when he entered an adobe house to meet with villagers. Around an indoor fire pit, he sat... more »

Our Property Rights are in Peril.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 4 hours ago
Peter Spencer (source) DEAR FRIENDS and PATRIOTS Our Property Rights are in Peril. Peter Spencer’s appeal was rejected and the last recourse is now the High Court. We MUST stop Government from writing rules that compromise property rights. Without property rights, there are NO human rights. Without property rights, our options in life become very limited indeed- army, clergy, serfdom or starvation. Unless any of you have been hiding under a rock, you would realise that the left would like no armies, no religion (except the State becoming the religion.) This leaves universal serfdom... more »

A Teacher Pens an Open Letter to Students Planning on Walking Out Over Gun Violence

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 5 hours ago
*Dylan Charles* - Something is missing from the conversation about gun violence.

How the US Establishment Lies Through Its Teeth, for War Against Russia

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 5 hours ago
How the US Establishment Lies Through Its Teeth, for War Against Russia by ERIC ZUESSE, https://www.strategic-culture.org/ The same people, Republicans and Democrats, who lied through their teeth for an invasion of Iraq in 2003, are doing it again for an invasion of Russia, sometime soon, so as to ‘defend’ ‘democracy’. The US has by now swallowed up virtually all lands […]

Anti-Establishment Eurosceptics Surge in Italian Election – Exit Polls

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 5 hours ago
RT Published on Mar 4, 2018 Voting has ended in Italy’s general election, and exit polls point to a possible hung parliament, with voters favoring anti-establishment and centre-right parties. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/90f2 end

Not So Private: Tor Funded by US Govt Study Reveals

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 5 hours ago
RT Published on Mar 5, 2018 The Tor Project, hailed as a bulwark against the encroaching surveillance state, has received funding from US government agency the BBG and cooperates with intelligence agencies, according to released documents. end

It’s Not A “Conspiracy Theory”: Here’s How Central Banks Actively Suppress The Price Of Gold

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 5 hours ago
It’s Not A “Conspiracy Theory”: Here’s How Central Banks Actively Suppress The Price Of Gold by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ Alhambra Investment Partners CIO Jeffrey Snider returned to Erik Townsend’s MacroVoices podcast this week to discuss one of his favorite topics: How central banks’ use gold lending to manipulate their balance sheets, and also to manipulate the broader market for precious […]

China’s Holdings of U.S. Debt Down 10%

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 5 hours ago
China’s Holdings of U.S. Debt Down 10% by Terence P. Jeffrey , https://www.cnsnews.com/ (CNSNews.com) – Chinese holdings of U.S. Treasury securities are 10.0 percent below their peak level which was attained in November 2013, according to data published by the U.S. Treasury. U.S. government debt held by entities in the People’s Republic of China peaked at $1,316,700,000,000 in November […]

More BS from the alarmists

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 5 hours ago
ACS Blog is getting sick of all the BS (bad science) posted on-line by the alarmists. Tony Heller reports (Deplorable Science Blog) on some recent BS from the alarmists under the heading: Understanding Climate Math Climate experts tell us that Arctic sea ice extent (which has been increasing for six months and is right about what it always is this time of year) is the lowest in 12,000 years. From Grist - By Eric Holthaus (link): Our planet reached another miserable milestone earlier this week: Sea ice fell to its lowest level since human civilization began more than 12,000 years... more »

CO2 Can’t Explain Ground Measurement Variations

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 5 hours ago
When discussing CO2 caused climate change, one must always tie the observation back to the only defined mechanism by which CO2 can affect climate change. The only defined mechanism by which CO2 can impact the climate is through the Greenhouse Gas Effect. The Greenhouse Gas Effect as it relates to CO2 is the thermalization of … Continue reading "CO2 Can’t Explain Ground Measurement Variations"

Venus’ High Temperatures Aren’t Due to the Green House Gas Effect; More Climate Sophistry

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 5 hours ago
One of the favorite arguments of the climate alarmists is that CO2 will cause CAGW, similar to what is currently happening on Venus. This argument demonstrates an ignorance of biblical proportions regarding the GHG effect. Venus’ atmosphere is 97% CO2, but has a pressure of 93 bar or the pressure equivalent of 3,000 ft below the surface of the ocean. The … Continue reading "Venus’ High Temperatures Aren’t Due to the Green House Gas Effect; More Climate Sophistry"

Resentment Grows Against Venezuelan Migrants Throughout Latin America

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Bloomberg: **Venezuelans, Go Home: Xenophobia Haunts Refugees* *For decades, the oil-rich citizens of a great nation were stereotyped by their poorer neighbors as haughty. Now comes the payback.* Mr. Saik touched a raw nerve when he released “La Chama.” Panama’s hit single is about a Venezuelan woman who “fears nothing but immigration officers,” and “was famous in her own country but here does something else” — the something else presumably being prostitution. Hundreds of thousands of Venezuelans fleeing economic collapse are crowding into cities and... more »

Here is that crazy interview that MSNBC's Katy Tur had with former campaign aide Sam Nunberg. Update!

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 5 hours ago
Courtesy of NBC News: *Sam Nunberg, a former Donald Trump campaign aide, plans to defy a subpoena from special counsel Robert Mueller requesting campaign documents related to the Russia investigation, saying Monday that it would be "really funny" if he were arrested. * *"The president's right, it's a witch hunt," Nunberg told MSNBC's Katy's Tur. * *"I'm not going to cooperate when they want me to come into a grand jury for them to insinuate that (former Trump adviser) Roger Stone was colluding with (Wikileaks founder) Julian Assange," he added.* *Nunberg, who has already been in... more »

Did Target Issue an Easter Egg Recall?

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
A questionable, undated blog reported the recall as "fresh" — ignoring the fact that it was issued in 2017.

Was Ex-California State Senator and Gun Control Advocate Leland Yee Arrested for Gun Trafficking?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
Yee pleaded guilty to arms trafficking in 2016.

Is This a Jumping Baby Elephant?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
An image that appeared to be a luckily timed photograph was actually created with digital manipulation software.

X22 Report, “As The Economy Collapses, Those In Power Are Taking Sides”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
X22 Report, “As The Economy Collapses, Those In Power Are Taking Sides” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Op35WLo1cY *Related followup report:* X22 Report, “Get Ready For The Deep State Dead Cat Bounce, It's Not What You Think” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Nm53bFaj7w

Musical Interlude: David Schombert, "A Space Journey"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
David Schombert, "A Space Journey" - http://www.youtube.com/

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“This colorful skyscape features the dusty, reddish glow of Sharpless catalog emission region Sh2-155, the Cave Nebula. About 2,400 light-years away, the scene lies along the plane of our Milky Way Galaxy toward the royal northern constellation of Cepheus. *Click image for larger size.* Astronomical explorations of the region reveal that it has formed at the boundary of the massive Cepheus B molecular cloud and the hot, young, blue stars of the Cepheus OB 3 association. The bright rim of ionized hydrogen gas is energized by the radiation from the hot stars, dominated by the bright... more »

Putin’s message couldn’t be clearer: The West needs to stop provoking a war we don’t want & which no one can win

Off-Guardian at The Duran - 5 hours ago
Putin is trying to wake them up to the reality that if things don’t change nuclear war is a near certainty More The post Putin’s message couldn’t be clearer: The West needs to stop provoking a war we don’t want & which no one can win appeared first on The Duran.

Rage And The Malignant Narcissist-- When And How Is Trump Going To Blow?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
*by Helen Klein* Unfortunately, it is time to refocus on this subject: it is urgent. The wagons are circling around Trump, and Mueller is closing in. This week’s reveals have been especially astounding, although this has seemed to be the case almost every week for the past year. And now, experts in the media (i.e., the “real” news) are suggesting that Mueller might be taking a pass on obstruction charges and aiming straight for conspiracy to defraud the USA. Wow. While the psychological aspects of Trump have been described in depth and ad nauseum, unfortunately, it is now time to... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- March 5, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Matthew Carney, ABC News Online: **China's National People's Congress will open the way to a dictatorship for President Xi Jinping: Analysis* Today in a carefully orchestrated show of unity and strength at the Great Hall of the People in Tiananmen Square in Beijing, China's 13th National People's Congress (NPC) will convene. Three thousand delegates will arrive from all over China and in theory spend the next two weeks thrashing out policy and direction for the nation in 2018. The NPC is meant to be the body that ensures the Government and the Communist party adheres to rule of ... more »

March 6: Fake News

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 6 hours ago
When I was a child in Montreal, the city had dozens of illegal, all night gambling houses run by the mob. Now and then, the police would raid one, bringing along newspaper reporters and photographers. The next day, we would see dramatic pictures of overturned tables and chairs. Of course.... The mob was informed in advance of the raids so there were no gamblers or money around when the police hit. But within minutes of the police departure, the gambling house would be back in business. So the news we got next day was what we now call fake news. Much of our news h... more »

Weird Liberal Science

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 6 hours ago
Now this one I take personally having earned a degree in Organic Chemistry. Alex Beresow exposes a liberal journalist who disparages all chemicals with no comprehension of the science. In this case Nicholas Kristof demonstrates how his employer, the New York Times, misleads and spreads irrational fears in its mission to sell copies to its […]

Syrian Army releases first photos from captured East Ghouta town

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scored a big advance in the East Ghouta region on Monday, taking control of several localities from the Islamist rebels of Faylaq Al-Rahman. Led by the Tiger Forces and Republican Guard, the Syrian Arab Army began the day by advancing from the recently captured town […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Surprise jihadist offensive in Al-Ghaab Plain ends in disaster (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:45 A.M.) – Earlier today, combined forces of the Al-Qaeda affiliate militias Ha’yat Tahrir al-Sham (better known by its former name Jabhat al-Nusra) and Turkistan Islamic Party launched a big assault against the Syrian Army in Hama and Latakia provinces. The attack targeted government defenses in the areas of Sheir as-Sahab, Al-Bahsa and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

At least 48 Syrian pro-gov’t fighters killed during Afrin battle: report

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 6 hours ago
To date, 48 pro-Damascus soldiers have died during the clashes with Turkey and allied opposition groups in Afrin, Behchet Ebdo, the chairman of the Afrin Canton Council told Sputnik. Ankara is continuing on with its Operation Olive Branch regardless of UN Resolution 2401 which stipulates the cessation of hostilities between the warring parties. Behchet Ebdo, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

NASA: Cosmic rays hitting Earth are ‘bad and getting worse’

Hifast at Climate Collections - 6 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Astronauts on the International Space Station may be at risk during long missions THE WORSENING COSMIC RAY SITUATION: Cosmic rays are bad–and they’re getting worse. That’s the conclusion of a new paper just published in the research journal Space Weather. The authors, led by Prof. Nathan Schwadron of the University of New…

My Financial Post op-ed: Polar bears keep thriving even as global warming alarmists keep pretending they’re dying

Hifast at Climate Collections - 6 hours ago
Originally posted on polarbearscience: One powerful polar bear fact is slowly rising above the message of looming catastrophe repeated endlessly by the media: More than 15,000 polar bears have not disappeared since 2005. Although the extent of the summer sea ice after 2006 dropped abruptly to levels not expected until 2050, the predicted 67-per-cent decline…

"Those Who Are Able..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"Those who are able to see beyond the shadows and lies of their culture will never be understood, let alone believed by the masses." - Plato

Chet Raymo, "To Each His Own"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"To Each His Own"* by Chet Raymo "Since I wrote about Elizabeth Mayer's book "Extraordinary Knowing" a few weeks ago I've been engaged in several discussions about the possibility, or even likelihood, that so-called paranormal phenomena might be real - ESP, remote viewing, communication with the dead, astrology, divinely answered prayers, miracles, and so on, all of which I have in one place or the other dismissed as- ah, bunk. Isn't it presumptuous of science to diss what it doesn't understand? say my critics. Elizabeth Mayer says as much in her book when she quotes Shakespeare's... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 7 hours ago
I root for Democrats, but I have trouble believing that the long-term prognosis for America is good. I'm not saying this just because a significant number of Democrats are on board with changes Republicans want to make to weaken Dodd-Frank. I find I'm not even angry at those Democrats. They're just part of a system that's working as intended. Our elections cost too much, and, for the most part, two brands of politician can win them: Republicans who want to shovel money into the pockets of the rich as fast as humanly possible and Democrats who assume that if they only shovel *a certa... more »

WATCH LIVE: News That Affects Your Liberty; Plus MC Laubscher Talks Building Wealth Without Wall Street

ActivistPost at Activist Post - 7 hours ago
By Vin Armani WATCH livestream at 10am PST (1pm EST) below. In the first hour, Vin discusses news that affects your liberty – the political... more »

US Fish and Wildlife Service to end ban on importing sport-hunted elephant trophies

White Wolf at White Wolf - 7 hours ago
The Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced last week that it will now consider all permits for importing elephant trophies from African nations on a “case-by-case basis," breaking from President Trump's earlier promises to maintain an Obama-era ban on the practice. In a formal memorandum issued on Thursday, FWS said it will withdraw its 2017 Endangered Species Act (ESA) findings for trophies of African elephants from Zimbabwe and Zambia, “effective immediately.” The memo said “the findings are no longer effective for making individual permit determinations for imports of sport-h... more »

First Woman to Lead Hollins Champions Women and Diversity

Tiffany Pennamon at Diverse - 7 hours ago
From the beginning, Dr. Pareena G. Lawrence set out to empower women and defy limitations set for them, especially in the gendered society of her home country, India. Decades after finding her voice and confidence at an all-girls high school, she has become the first female president of Hollins University.

Shape of Things to Come? Diversity Shines at 90th Academy Awards

Emil Guillermo at Diverse - 7 hours ago
I covered the Academy Awards on the red carpet in person in 1986. It was the year of the Spielberg-directed version of Alice Walker’s “The Color Purple,” a film with 11 nominations, Oprah and so many Black stars that it was practically “The Black Panther” of its day. Fast forward to 2018 and the 90th Oscars, and the evolution is finally taking hold across the board.

When Being ‘Woke’ Is Not Enough

Andrew Martinez at Diverse - 7 hours ago
In such polarized times, it is not surprising that on college campuses all over the nation, students are protesting, demonstrating and taking every opportunity to voice their concerns to administrators about campus climate, national issues and how their institutions respond to them. I find it exciting.

Marshall University Researcher Wins Award to Study Obesity

cmaadmin at Diverse - 7 hours ago
HUNTINGTON, W.Va. – The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $10.7 million grant to a Marshall University researcher to study obesity and related conditions. The five-year grant was awarded to Uma Sundaram, vice dean for research at Marshall’s School of Medicine and a board-certified gastroenterologist. Sundaram will be the principal investigator and program director […]

Tennessee Museum Donates Record Collection to University

cmaadmin at Diverse - 7 hours ago
JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – A Tennessee museum has donated more than 3,500 vinyl LPs and 1,200 78-rpm records to East Tennessee State University. The donation was given to the Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music Studies program in the university’s Department of Appalachian Studies for preservation and study. The rare, vintage records were donated from […]

Ex-Costa Rican President to Speak at Virginia College

cmaadmin at Diverse - 7 hours ago
BRIDGEWATER, Va. — Former Costa Rican President Oscar Arias, winner of the 1987 Nobel Peace Prize, will speak on “Peace and Justice in the 21st Century” at Bridgewater College on March 15. Arias served as president of Costa Rica from 1986 to 1990 and 2006 to 2010. When he took office, civil wars were raging […]

Most Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs

cmaadmin at Diverse - 7 hours ago
13 Vibrant, Diverse, Supportive Higher Ed Workplaces

Tiran and Sanafir Saga : The end of a chapter in a long tale

noreply@blogger.com (Zeinobia) at Egyptian Chronicles - 7 hours ago
MBS is in Cairo right now and we are reading on Monday that Egypt and Saudi Arabia have agreed to create a $10 billion joint fund to develop a 1000 square-kilometers mega-city in South Sinai governorate as part of MBS’ futuristic NEOM project. The new deal comes 48 hours following Egypt’s Supreme Constitutional court rule’s on Saturday to void all previous court orders of Red Sea islands deal. The court also stated that it recognized the Parliament’s decision to pass the deal as a law “despite the parliament depended on the Court for urgent matter’s rule to go on with the so-quick ... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Alhaurín El Grande, Andalucia, Spain. Thanks for stopping by!

Kahlil Gibran, "The Prophet- On Pain"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"The Prophet- On Pain"* "Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must you know pain. And could you keep your heart in wonder at the daily miracles of your life, your pain would not seem less wondrous than your joy; And you would accept the seasons of your heart, even as you have always accepted the seasons that pass over your fields. And you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief. Pain is the bitter potion by which the physician within you heals your ... more »

The Poet: Langston Hughes, "Dreams"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Dreams"* "Hold fast to dreams For if dreams die Life is a broken-winged bird That cannot fly. Hold fast to dreams For when dreams go Life is a barren field Frozen with snow." - Langston Hughes

Researchers Use Essential Oils to Successfully Treat ADHD Symptoms

Waking Times at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Anna Hunt* - Considering the side-effects of ADHD drugs, we need new ways to treat ADHD symptoms. Researchers have shown that essential oils may be a potential new treatment.

Aircraft Carrier USS Carl Vinson On Historic Visit To Vietnam

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*VOA: **USS Carl Vinson on Historic Visit to Vietnam * A U.S. Navy aircraft carrier is paying a visit to a Vietnamese port for the first time since the Vietnam War ended in 1975, seen by many as both countries' efforts to stem expansionism by China in the South China Sea. The nuclear-powered USS Carl Vinson with more than 6,000 crew members, accompanied by a cruiser and a destroyer, anchored off the central Vietnamese port city of Danang Monday for a five-day visit. Although this is the first time a U.S. aircraft carrier has made a port call to Vietnam, smaller U.S. warships have ... more »

Civil and Criminal Asset Forfeiture Attacked on Grounds of “Excessive Fines”

Steve Byas at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: civil-and-criminal-asset-forfeiture-attacked-on-grounds-of-excessive-fines] The Supreme Court is expected to soon address the issue of civil asset forfeiture and the Eighth Amendment's prohibition on excessive fines.

Anti-Establishment Parties Surge in Italian Election

Alex Newman at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: anti-establishment-parties-surge-in-italian-election] The European Union super-state and the globalist establishment that controls it, along with the open-borders and mass-migration agendas they are pushing, just suffered a massive defeat in Italy's elections. The huge victory of so-called “populist,” right-of-center political parties was almost universally viewed as a stunning rebuke of the EU — and especially of its unpopular agenda to flood Europe with Islamic immigrants while de-Christianizing the culture and smashing self-governing nation-states. Some commentators have ... more »

Mexican Illegal Alien Used Identity Theft to Steal $360,908 in Government Benefits

Warren Mass at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: mexican-illegal-alien-used-identity-theft-to-steal-360-908-in-government-benefits] A Mexican illegal alien who had been deported at least twice received $360,908 in government benefits (including SSI) by using false identity stolen from another.

Left’s Attacks on Historical Figures Expanding

Steve Byas at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: lefts-attacks-on-historical-figures-expanding] The Left is finding ever more targets to cast as evil in their efforts to remake America.

Oscars Celebrate All the Wrong Things

James Murphy at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: oscars-celebrate-all-the-wrong-things] As usual, the event featured the self-congratulatory entertainment industry insiders taking pot-shots at political opponents and signaling all sorts of virtue. And this year, for extra fun, the honored films included one about bestiality and one about pedophilia.

Did NRA spokes-psycho Dana Loesch just threaten to kill supporters of better gun control? Cause it certainly sounds that way.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 8 hours ago
“To every lying member of the media, to every Hollywood phony, to the role model athletes who use their free speech to alter and undermine what our flag represents…Your Time is running out. The clock starts now." –@DLoesch #Oscars90 pic.twitter.com/SDVjeTxyfB — NRATV (@NRATV) March 4, 2018 Seriously, WTF was that? She calls out journalists, celebrities, and late night talk show hosts, and then name checks half of the MSNBC lineup before stating that their "time is running out?" How is that NOT considered a direct threat on their lives? You may notice that the NRA Twitter account ... more »

China bans the hunting and trading of 420 animal species at risk of extinction

White Wolf at White Wolf - 8 hours ago
After years of requests from the international community Beijing recognizes this practice as a "global threat". It involves pandas, rhinos, pangolins and sharks: used in traditional medicine or considered "treats" these animals are in danger of disappearing. The penalties for violating the new law range from 3 to 10 years in prison. Eating or hunting rare animals for food is now a criminal offense in China. The government has approved an amendment to the Criminal Code which sets 3 to 10 years in prison for those who "knowingly eat or trade ", the meat of the 420 species currently... more »

The Besiege Damascus Suburb Of Ghouta Receives Aid But Stripped Of Medical Supplies. The Syrian Army Offensive Continues

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Syrian regime advances in rebel enclave *Reuters:* *Syria lets aid reach Ghouta but blocks medical supplies, presses assault* Aid trucks reached Syria’s eastern Ghouta region on Monday for the first time since the start of one of the war’s deadliest assaults, but the government stripped some medical supplies from the convoy and pressed on with its air and ground assault. The Russian-backed Syrian army has captured more than a third of the eastern Ghouta in recent days, threatening to slice the last major rebel-held area near the capital in two, despite Western accusations of vio... more »

White House Considers More Military Action in Syria- Predictably, Chlorine in Ghouta!

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
UPDATED... scroll down I had mentioned this as a distinct possibility last week in more then one report: Originally from WaPo link above to stars and stripes As reported today WASHINGTON — *The Trump administration has considered new military action against the Syrian government *in response to reports of ongoing chemical weapons use, officials said, raising the prospect of a second U.S. strike on President Bashar Assad in less than a year. *The president requested options for punishing the Assad government *following reported chlorine gas attacks - at least seven so far this year - ... more »

Court decision could lead to EPA banning water fluoridation

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 8 hours ago
A lawsuit against the EPA, by Food and Water Watch Inc. and a coalition of health organizations and individuals concerned about the fluoride in our drinking water, was recently upheld when a judge in the Northern District of California denied a motion by the EPA to “limit the information available to the court while making

Old drug reverses autism symptoms

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 8 hours ago
With approximately 3.5 million Americans living with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and each person spending roughly $2.4 million over their lifespan, there’s a desperate call for a cure or treatment. As such, Robert Naviaux may have found some answers with his new research findings that suggest autism symptoms can be reversed. On average, 1 in

Turkey Needs to Win Afrin Quickly Or Risk It’s Own Border Security

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
*Turkey Needs to Win Afrin Quickly Or Risk It’s Own Border Security* *“Turkey has been on a long overdue offensive against the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) group since 20 January. Turkey aims to retake the city of Afrin and its surrounding climes, which would undoubtedly prove to be a game changer in northern Syria, and may even assist in the stabilisation of the last major rebel-held enclave in Idlib.Turkey's advance has allowed it to secure its border from YPG presence all the way to Jarablus, which was snatched away from Islamic State (IS) extremists during... more »

Updated: Fears and Facts about Reservoirs and GHGs

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 9 hours ago
A previous post explained how methane has been hyped in support of climate alarmism/activism. Now we have an additional campaign to disparage hydropower because of methane emissions from dam reservoirs. File this under “They have no shame.” Excerpts below with my bolds. On March 5, 2018 a study was published in Environmental Research Letters Greenhouse […]

Release of Greek soldiers rejected by Turkey

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
The release two Greek soldiers accused of illegal entry into Turkey was rejected by a Turkish court in Edirne on Monday. According to reports, the two Greek soldiers claimed they lost their orientation due to severe weather conditions on Thursday, and crossed the border between Greece and Turkey. They were then captured by Turkish soldiers […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Syrian rmy regains strategic town in Eastern Ghouta (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), spearheaded by the Tiger Forces, also known as Qawat Al-Nimr, has reclaimed control of Eastern Ghouta town of al-Shayfouniya, footage showed on Monday. The SAA are seen in front of town’s municipality while its tanks and other military vehicles roamed around in reclaimed areas. The […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Turkish-backed rebels seize 2 towns, 4 hills in latest Afrin advance

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed rebels continued their rapid advance in Syria’s Afrin region, capturing several sites from the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG). Led by the Free Syrian Army (FSA), the Turkish-backed rebels reportedly captured two towns and four strategic hilltops from the YPG forces on Monday. According to pro-opposition activists, the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

East Ghouta militants promise to free civilians in exchange for humanitarian aid: Russian MoD

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
The Russian center for Syrian reconciliation said citing the Syrian military that the militants in Eastern Ghouta promised to release the civilians in exchange for humanitarian aid. On Monday morning, 45 trucks with humanitarian aid and a mobile hospital lined up at the checkpoint in Muhayam-Al-Wafedin settlement, where the humanitarian corridor toward Eastern Ghouta begins. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Jabhat Tahrir Souriya foils massive HTS attack in southern Idlib (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – The jihadist civil war in northern Syria continued on Monday, as Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham launched a major attack against Jabhat Tahrir Souriya inside the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate. Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham began their assault, today, by storming Jabhat Tahrir Souriya’s positions at the town of Ma’ar Shamarin. Despite […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز

Woman Doesn’t Hesitate, Marches Straight Into Frozen Lake To Save Stranger’s Dog

White Wolf at White Wolf - 9 hours ago
Area resident Ben West was walking his pup in the park when he noticed another dog out on the ice of the frozen lake. A moment later, the ice gave way and the dog fell in. It was unable to get itself up and out, and quite far from the shoreline. Other onlookers called and encouraged, trying to coax the dog out. Then one woman decided to take matters into her own hands, heading out into the lake and breaking the ice as she went. “People were kind-of cautioning her — ‘Don’t do it,’” West told the CBC. But all she said was, ‘It’s a dog, I have to.’” She was waist-deep by the time s... more »

Sorgner @ Global Solutions Taipei Workshop

Ethical Technology - 9 hours ago
IEET Fellow Stefan L. Sorgner has been invited as a keynote speaker at the 2018 Global Solutions Taipei Workshop. The Global Solutions (GS) Taipei Workshop 2018 with “Shaping the Future of an Inclusive Digital Society” as its overarching theme is going to take place at the Ambassador Hotel on March 28, 2018 in Taipei. It will be co-organized by Chung-Hua Institute for Economic Research (CIER) and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy

When Splashy Headlines Become the Goal of Science.....

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 9 hours ago
*Because real science is truly never settled!* You can never learn less, you can only learn more. Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/r_buckminster_fuller_121729 Because you can always learn more, science can't ever be settled*Link* * From earlier:* The Coastline Paradox: Why it’s Impossible To Accurately Measure a Coastline Brian Wansink’s research almost always made the news. The social psychologist is the head of Cornell’s Food and Brand Lab, known for turning out eye-catching studies on everything from behavior at pizza buffets to inspiring children to eat vegetables... more »

Did the Kremlin push Donald Trump to reject Mitt Romney and instead choose Rex Tillerson for his Secretary of State? Yeah, quite possibly.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 9 hours ago
New in this fantastic Chris Steele profile: Steele wrote another memo in November 2016 that said the Kremlin had intervened to block Trump’s initial choice for Secretary of State, Mitt Romney. https://t.co/Jtdj72CjJi pic.twitter.com/NWWkJGr5DJ — Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) March 5, 2018 Here is the passage courtesy of the New Yorker: *One subject that Steele is believed to have discussed with Mueller’s investigators is a memo that he wrote in late November, 2016, after his contract with Fusion had ended. This memo, which did not surface publicly with the others, is short... more »

"What If..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"What if when you die they ask, "How was Heaven?" ~ Author Unknown

Musical Interlude: Yanni, “The Storm”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Yanni, “The Storm”, with Samvel Yervinyan, Victor Espinola, and Sayaka Katsui - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKA-3Qh6iFw

"How It Really Is, Was, And Always Will Be"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago

South Korean Envoys Meet North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un In Pyongyang

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *South Korea delegation meets Kim in Pyongyang before historic talks* *Delegation has travelled to North Korean capital with aim to denuclearise peninsula and foster US talks* A high-ranking South Korean delegation has met the North Korean dictator in Pyongyang on a historic visit aimed at reducing nuclear tensions and paving the way for US talks. Kim Jong-un hosted a dinner on Monday evening for the 10-strong delegation of special envoys, who touched down in the capital earlier in the day. Before leaving Seoul, Chung Eui-yong, the head of the presidential nationa... more »

Italian Elections -- News Roundup March 5, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Italy's League, 5-Star vie for power after inconclusive vote* Two anti-establishment leaders made early plays to govern Italy on Monday, sending ripples across the euro zone after voters relegated mainstream parties to the sidelines in delivering a hung parliament. With the bloc’s third-largest economy seemingly facing prolonged political instability, the anti-immigrant League claimed the right to rule after its centre-right alliance won the largest bloc of votes. “We have the right and duty to govern,” League leader Matteo Salvini told a news conference, saying inves... more »

Like A Waffle House At 2AM

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
On Friday, fresh off her humiliating defeat at the California Democratic Party convention in San Diego, where her request for an endorsement didn't even get 40% of the delegates' votes, Dianne Feinstein was allowed to give the Democratic Party's weekly address. It was on one of the few issues where she is actually in synch with 21st Century voters: guns. She began by reminding every that she became mayor of San Francisco when a deranged, right-wing politician, ex-policeman Dan White, assassinated Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone. She said she's "watched with horror ... more »

What Mueller Has, and What He is Missing

Peter Van Buren at 9 hours ago
[image: undefined] Each week brings a new indictment from Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller along with the same question: when will he produce evidence that the president of the United States committed treason? Because that’s what this is really about; Some Russians somewhere may have meddled in the election. But what Mueller has to answer is whether Trump knowingly worked with a foreign adversarial government to help get himself elected in return for some quid pro quo. Mueller is tasked with proving the president, now in his 13th month in office, purposefully acts against the inte... more »

Trump Is Right On Iraq

Daniel McAdams at 9 hours ago
Over the weekend, President Trump told an audience at a fundraiser that the US attack on Iraq was the "worst decision ever." As we approach 15 years since the launch of "shock and awe," the truth of Trump's words are evermore obvious. As president, however, he has the power to correct that terrible decision and not just for Iraq but for every country "liberated" by previous presidents. He can end the US military presence in Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan, etc. Will he do it? Tune in to today's Liberty Report:

Economics Was Invented to Refute Trump's Tariff Arguments

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
*Adam Smith didn't write 'Wealth of Nations' to refute “godless socialists.” He wrote it to demolish the idiocy displayed by a 21st-century Republican president and his advisers. Because, says Tom Mullen in this guest post, we've known since Adam Smith's demolition that tariffs are a shitty destructive idea.* When Adam Smith wrote *Wealth of Nations*, it wasn’t to refute the “godless socialists” that 21st-century Republican voters believe are taking over the world. It was to refute the kinds of protectionist ideas championed by conservatives like Edmund Burke and Alexander Hamil... more »

Only 42 Percent of Washington, D.C. Students on Track to Graduate

Alex Newman at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: only-42-percent-of-washington-d-c-students-on-track-to-graduate] Just 42 percent of Washington, D.C., high-school seniors in government schools are on track to graduate this year, according to data released by D.C. Public Schools. And of those, many, if not most, will be woefully unqualified to do much of anything, including read or do basic math.

U.S. Crude Oil Production Grows as OPEC’s Stagnates

Bob Adelmann at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: iea-us-crude-oil-production-grows-as-opec-s-stagnates] The U.S. oil industry is only too happy to fill the void OPEC deliberately created by attempting to raise crude oil prices.

‘M.A.S.H.’ Actor David Ogden Stiers Dies

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
David Ogden Stiers, a prolific actor best known for playing a surgeon on the "M.A.S.H." television series, was 75.

Albuquerque Won’t Enforce Draconian Anti-Panhandling Ordinance While ACLU Lawsuit Is Pending

Willie Burnley Jr. at Shadowproof - 10 hours ago
City officials in Albuquerque, New Mexico agreed not to enforce an anti-panhandling ordinance passed in November until pending litigation is settled. The post Albuquerque Won’t Enforce Draconian Anti-Panhandling Ordinance While ACLU Lawsuit Is Pending appeared first on Shadowproof.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong??

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 10 hours ago
*New Startup Wants to Determine For You What is Fake News* What could go wrong. Put dozens and dozens of people in a room, (hopefully with the proper amount of diversity in skin color, plumbing, and sexual practices) many who were taught in journalism schools their mission was to decide the truth, change the world and tell people what they should think, and give them the job of rooting out and labeling Fake News on the internet. In a world where the left is so f**kin stupid that SNOPES has to officially tell them CNN didn't really buy an *Industrial Strength Washing Machine to spi... more »

"Permanent Adolescence: The Epidemic That Will Destroy America"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Permanent Adolescence: * *The Epidemic That Will Destroy America"* by Dr. Paul Kindlon "As a Humanities professor I have had the opportunity to teach psychology and social psychology for more than 20 years. Occasionally the knowledge obtained in these areas allows me analyze and understand social behavior and certain cultural trends. This is one those occasions. If one is able to observe American society in an objective manner (granted no easy task) it becomes clear that the country is suffering from an epidemic of *arrested emotional development (AED)*. This particular illness i... more »

ISIS Releases Propaganda Video That Shows U.S. Soldiers Under Attack In Niger

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
A framegrab of the propaganda video released by ISIS. CBS News CBS: *ISIS propaganda video shows U.S. soldiers under attack in Niger* WASHINGTON -- The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) released a propaganda video Sunday to show how supposedly invincible they are. CBS News chose to air parts of the video that the militants captured from a helmet camera worn by one of the four soldiers killed in the ambush in Niger on Oct. 4, 2017 (please note: Viewer discretion is advised). The Pentagon has yet to release a full account of the ambush, and we do not know if the enemy somehow d... more »

"On These Downbeat Times..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
"In these downbeat times, we need as much hope and courage as we do vision and analysis; we must accent the best of each other even as we point out the vicious effects of our racial divide and pernicious consequences of our maldistribution of wealth and power. We simply cannot live in the twenty-first century at each other's throats, even as we acknowledge the weighty forces of racism, patriarchy, economic inequality, homophobia, and ecological abuse on our necks. We are at a crucial crossroad in the history of this nation- and we either hang together by combating these forces that ... more »

World News Briefs -- March 5, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*BBC: **Syria war: Aid reaches Eastern Ghouta despite air strikes* An aid convoy with urgently needed supplies has reached the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta area of Syria, for the first time since mid-February. The Syrian Red Crescent said 46 truckloads of food parcels were delivered to 27,500 people, along with health items for more than 70,000 people in the town of Douma. Shelling and gunfire were heard despite a supposed five-hour truce. At least 719 people have been killed in recent weeks, many of them children. Fourteen civilians died in government air strikes overnight, activist... more »

LaRouchePAC Monday Update

Alicia at LaRouchePAC Feed - 11 hours ago
Video of eVjNh8GDUK8 Join us at 2:00 pm for our weekly, live Monday update, with your host, Matthew Ogden.

Tariffs Divert Again from Productive Investment, Silk Road Link

Alicia at LaRouchePAC Feed - 11 hours ago
The steel and aluminum tariffs announced by President Trump are his second attempt — following "tax reform" — to improve the U.S. economy while being blocked from following through on his "build American infrastructure" platform which won him the election. This attempt is likely to be no more successful. Neither the absence of corporate taxes nor the absence of some metals imports can match the presence of new investments in the U.S. physical economy, new technologies, and new infrastructure platforms, and thus growing real productivity. "Trade adversary" China's extremely moderat... more »

San Carlos Apache Water Protector Ranayia Kaye Kitcheyan Rest in Power

brendanorrell@gmail.com at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
San Carlos Water Protector and Land Defender Journeys to Spirit World Photo by Sandra Rambler Ranayia Kaye Kitcheyan (holding sign) is pictured with San Carlos Apaches during their run to protect Chi'Chil'Bilda'Goteel (Oak Flat) where mining giant BHP dba Resolution Copper Company is destroying burial sites and holy grounds on ancestral Apache lands in southwest Arizona. R.I.P. Ranayia

Trudeau Continues His India Errors

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 11 hours ago
*Justin Trudeau - Recent Trip to India* *Above Photo looks like a Movie Poster for a* *Bollywood version of "The Godfather"* Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau seems to be going through a political bad patch. In his first major appearance before the TV cameras since his infamous hegira to India two weeks ago, he sounded like a nervous and unprepared high school student attempting to give a class presentation. The subject was the global steel excise taxes being imposed by Trump which will also apply to Canada. The best Trudeau could do at explaining the situation was a fumble... more »

QotD: The gold standard v the PhD standard

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 11 hours ago
*"Under the classical gold standard, prices and wages were expected to adjust to economic disequilibria. Under the PhD standard, it’s interest rates and exchange rates and asset prices that are expected to do the adjusting...**...."Well, if Eisenhower-era America scratched its head over the classical gold standard, what will futurity make of the PhD standard [that now runs the monetary world]? Likely, it will be even more baffled than we are. Imagine trying to explain the present-day arrangements to your 20-something grandchild a couple of decades hence—after the crash ... that w... more »

“The Man Who Saved the World by Doing Absolutely Nothing”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 hours ago
*“The Man Who Saved the World by Doing Absolutely Nothing”* by Megan Garber “It was September 26, 1983. Stanislav Petrov, a lieutenant colonel in the Soviet Air Defence Forces, was on duty at Serpukhov-15, a secret bunker outside Moscow. His job: to monitor Oko, the Soviet Union's early-warning system for nuclear attack. And then to pass along any alerts to his superiors. It was just after midnight when the alarm bells began sounding. One of the system's satellites had detected that the United States had launched five ballistic missiles. And they were heading toward the USSR. Electr... more »

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