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Thomas Paine

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

Saturday, April 14, 2018

14 April - Blogs I'm Following 1 of 2

11:09 pm MDT

Musical Interlude: Neil H., “Candlelight Dreams”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Neil H., “Candlelight Dreams” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ysoh_adCr8

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“These two spiral galaxies make a photogenic pair, found within the boundaries of the northern constellation Draco. Contrasting in color and orientation, NGC 5965 is nearly edge-on to our line of sight and dominated by yellow hues, while bluish NGC 5963 is closer to face-on. Of course, even in this well-framed cosmic snapshot the scene is invaded by other galaxies, including small elliptical NGC 5969 at the lower left. * Click image for larger size.* Brighter, spiky stars in our own Milky Way are scattered through the foreground. Though they seem to be close and of similar size, gala... more »

"We Are Star Stuff..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"We are star-stuff. The beauty of a living thing is not the atoms that go into it but the way the atoms are put together. The cosmos is also within us. We're made of star stuff, we are a way for the cosmos to know itself." - Carl Sagan *Click image for larger size.* "The hydrogen in your body, present in every molecule of water, came from the Big Bang. There are no other appreciable sources of hydrogen in the universe. The carbon in your body was made by nuclear fusion in the interior of stars, as was the oxygen. Much of the iron in your body was made during supernovas of stars th... more »

Socotra Has Been Captured By The United Arab Emirates

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
I'd wager that not many Americans have heard of Socotra, an island 240 miles off the south coast of Yemen and 150 miles east on the horn of Africa (Somalia). One of the senators should have asked Pompeo yesterday. Last week I flew to Thailand via Doha on Qatar Air. It's a silly, arduous and very long way to get to Thailand from L.A. Don't do it. But on the way there I sat next to a young Kuwaiti who loves travel as much as I do. He told me about Socotra, a rarely visited place he had visited. The context was the war Saudi Arabia and its UAE allies were waging against Yemen, and to... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Blogging will return Sunday morning.

"Our Natural Condition..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"The eternal silence of infinite spaces frightens me. Why now rather than then? Who has put me here? By whose order and direction have this place and time have been ascribed to me? We travel in a vast sphere, always drifting in the uncertain, pulled from one side to another. Whenever we find a fixed point to attach and to fasten ourselves, it shifts and leaves us; and if we follow it, it eludes our grasp, slips past us, and vanishes for ever. Nothing stays for us. This is our natural condition, most contrary to our inclination; we burn with desires to find solid ground and an ultima... more »

Pentagon: Russian Trolls Increased ‘2,000 Percent’ After Syria Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Pentagon: “The Russian disinformation campaign has already begun. There has been a 2,000 percent increase in Russian trolls in the last 24 hours.” pic.twitter.com/xVkJzAHOqs — NBC News (@NBCNews) April 14, 2018 *FOX News:* *Russian trolls launch a disinformation campaign after the Syria airstrikes: Pentagon* Following U.S.-led coalition strikes in Syria to degrade chemical weapons capabilities, the Pentagon says it's seen a “2,000 percent increase” in Russian “disinformation.” Russia, a close ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, has reportedly started a new campaign to spre... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Ozark, Missouri, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

The War in Syria was a US Intervention Since "Day 1"

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 1 hour ago
*April 15, 2018* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - In the aftermath of US-led missile strikes on Syria, the Western media has attempted to continue building the case for "US intervention." However, before the first agitators took to the streets in Syria in 2011, the US was already involved. The New York Times in its 2011 article, "U.S. Groups Helped Nurture Arab Uprisings," would admit (emphasis added): *A number of the groups and individuals directly involved in the revolts and reforms sweeping the region, including the April 6 Youth Movement in Egypt, the Bahrain Center for Human Rights... more »

A Look At How The Syrian Attack Unfolded

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Guided-missile destroyer the USS Donald Cook underway in the Mediterranean Sea in 2014. (U.S. Navy) *Bloomberg:* *Warship ruse and new stealth missiles: How the Syria attack unfolded* President Donald Trump's outrage over another apparent chemical weapons attack by Syrian President Bashar Assad was clear. And for the second time in his presidency, the U.S. commander-in-chief demanded retaliation. As images of sick or dying children flooded global media all week, the U.S. guided-missile destroyer USS Winston Churchill was en route to the Mediterranean to join a flotilla of allied w... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Cherish your doubts, for doubt is the handmaiden of truth. Doubt is the key to the door of knowledge; it is the servant of discovery. A belief which may not be questioned binds us to error, for there is incompleteness and imperfection in every belief. Doubt is the touchstone of truth; it is an acid which eats away the false. Let no one fear for the truth, that doubt may consume it; for doubt is a testing of belief. The truth stands boldly and unafraid; it is not shaken by the testing, for truth, if it be truth, arises from each testing stronger, more secure. He that would silence ...more »

U.S., UK, And French Leaders Comment On Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
A perfectly executed strike last night. Thank you to France and the United Kingdom for their wisdom and the power of their fine Military. Could not have had a better result. Mission Accomplished! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 14, 2018 *The Hill:** Trump speaks with UK, French leaders after Syria strike* President Trump spoke on Saturday with British Prime Minister Theresa May and French President Emmanuel Macron, hours after the leaders' three countries launched joint military strikes in Syria. Readouts of the phone calls issued by the White House said the leaders ... more »

The Universe

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Everyone's scared. Few carry on. I mean *really* carry on, as if it were your reason for being." "Keep calm," The Universe "Thoughts become things... choose the good ones!" - www.tut.com

"It Would Be So Much Easier..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"It would be so much easier just to fold our hands and not make this fight... to say, I, one man, I can do nothing. I grow afraid only when I see people thinking and acting like this. We all know the story about the man who sat beside the trail too long, and then it grew over and he could never find his way again. We can never forget what has happened, but we cannot go back nor can we just sit beside the trail". - Plains Cree Chief, 1842-1886. His dying words.

U.S. Ambassador To The U.N.: U.S. Is 'Locked And Loaded' If Syria Uses Chemical Weapons Again

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*BBC:* *Syria air strikes: US still 'locked and loaded' for new chemical attacks* President Donald Trump has warned Syria's government the US is "locked and loaded" to strike again if it carries out new chemical attacks. The warning came after the US, UK and France struck three Syrian sites in response to a suspected deadly chemical attack in the town of Douma a week ago. Syria denies any chemical use and says that attack was fabricated by rebels. A UN Security Council vote brought by Syria's ally, Russia, and condemning the US-led strikes was rejected. The wave of strikes repre... more »

Guest Post by Brent Regan: Thoughts on Syria...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 1 hour ago
*Thoughts on Syria* Brent Regan One of the biggest struggles I have is to evaluate a situation objectively. We all view reality through the lens of our own experiences and weigh information on a scale tipped with our biases. Add to that emotion, and it is a miracle if you can find the truth. I prefer to take the situation apart and examine the components to better understand how they work together. *Brent Regan* *Middle East Politics:* People get the government they deserve; the one they will tolerate. BOB (before Obama & Bush) many countries in the middle east were run by bru... more »

Did Syrian Air Defenses Shoot Down 71 Coalition Missiles Last Night?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*REF: **Missile Dissonance: U.S., Russia Give Vastly Divergent Accounts Of Syria Air Strikes * The United States and Russia delivered drastically different accounts of the results of U.S.-led bombings of Syrian facilities that Washington called the "very heart" of Syria's alleged chemical-weapons program. Moscow claimed on April 14 that Syrian air defenses intercepted 71 out of 103 missiles it said were launched in air strikes carried out in Syria earlier that morning in a joint operation by the United States, Britain, and France. The Pentagon, however, contradicted that claim, w... more »

“Syria First Strike in World War 3 - Deep Analysis”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Syria First Strike in World War 3 - Deep Analysis”* by globalintelhub “Syria has been bombed which calls for a deep analysis of what's going on here. As we explain in our book "Splitting Pennies" - what really backs the US Dollar is BOMBS. Wall Street and the MIC (Military Industrial Complex) are inextricably intertwined, whether you are an armchair intellectual or an investor it's important to understand this economic relationship. The latest action in Syria is that policy in action. Let's take a step back and understand this critical but boringly predictable development in Syr... more »

A Closer Look At The Syrian Sites That Were Targeted By Last Night's Coalition Missile Strikes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*CBS:* *A closer look at the sites the U.S. targeted in Syria strikes* The U.S., together with the U.K. and France, targeted three sites in Syria overnight in response to the Syrian regime's alleged use of chemical weapons on civilians last weekend. The Pentagon said a total of 105 weapons were launched in the operation. "This is going to set the Syrian chemical weapons program back for years," Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, a director of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Saturday morning. Chief Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White described the target choices as "very methodical" and calle... more »

Monsanto’s Promise Not to Sue Farmers is Completely Meaningless, According to Monsanto’s Own Lawyers

Nick Meyer at AltHealthWorks.com - 2 hours ago
In early 2013 a verdict was reached in the OSGATA (Organic Seed Growers and Traders Association) v. Monsanto lawsuit by the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. over whether or not a case would be allowed to proceed against the GMO seed and chemical giant. The organic farmers association was seeking protection from patent infringement in the case of accidental drift from GMO pollen for its members. The ruling ended in disappointment for the organic farmers, as a three-judge panel ruled that the lawsuit would not be allowed to continue due to the explanation ... more »

Assad's Chemical Weapons: Another British Fairy Tale

David at LaRouchePAC Feed - 2 hours ago
Stop WWIII Video of iRIQy-K7BoE Will Wertz in this discussion with LaRouchePAC activists, dissects the British lies which have led to the coup against Donald Trump, the Skripal poisoning hoax intended to march the U.S. toward war with Russia, and the false flag chemical attack in Syria which led, Donald Trump, on April 13th, to launch missile strikes in Syria. While the President understands the British role in the coup against him, he has either not understood or feels powerless to act against the British lies in the Skripal or Syria cases.

Offer to Withdraw America's Troops from South Korea to Seal a Nuclear Deal with the North

Doug Bandow at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Doug Bandow* *Security, Asia* Washington’s priority should be to eliminate the North’s nuclear weapons and the regime’s ability to strike America. All else pales in comparison. The prospect of a summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean supreme leader Kim Jong-un offers a unique opportunity to move Northeast Asia away from more than seven decades of confrontation and conflict. But the meeting might be stillborn or end badly, even if it does occur. An important challenge is the difference between the two leaders’ official expectations. The Trump administration presum... more »

China Is Moving into the Indian Ocean

Vivek Mishra at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Vivek Mishra* *Security, Asia* [image: Maldives President Abdulla Yameen and China's President Xi Jinping attend a signing meeting at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China] China is pushing westward in the Indian Ocean while New Delhi is pushing eastward through its Act East and Indo-Pacific strategies. In the past few years, the Maldives has quintessentially exemplified the shortcomings of India’s ‘neighbourhood first’ policy. But there is a larger geopolitical premonition that could be anticipated from the recent crisis in the Indian Ocean islands of the Maldives, one... more »

5 of the Most Terrifying Spy Plane Missions in U.S. Military History

Task and Purpose, Brad Howard at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Task and Purpose, Brad Howard* *History, North America* Some history you may have forgotten about. Since the United States entered World War II, the Department of Defense has engaged in the systematic surveillance of other nations by air to glean valuable intelligence on weapons capabilities and military movements. These missions are quite dangerous and often ended in disaster, but the risks endured by these aircrews aboard the Pentagon’s beloved spy planes are often overlooked due to the sensitive nature of their assignments. Here are five instances from the past that illustra... more »

Is Arming Schoolteachers a Good Idea?

Salvatore DeGennaro at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Salvatore DeGennaro* *Security, North America* How would a traning program work? Would this stop a shooter? In the wake of the horrific mass murder at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in which a lone gunman killed seventeen people, the debate over gun control has erupted with renewed fury not experienced since the tragic Sandy Hook school massacre in 2012. When a mass murder is committed with a firearm, the political debate over guns predictably takes center stage, as the factions that seek further civilian disarmament renew their calls for change in policy while Second Am... more »

Russia's T-90 Is Dangerous Weapon. Could It Beat America's Best Tank in Battle?

Charlie Gao at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Charlie Gao* *Security, Europe* We breakdown how it would go down. While the T-14 Armata might be Russia’s latest and greatest tank, it still is not ready for service. In order to bolster the capabilities of their more conventional tank fleet while the Armata is being prepared, Russia continues to modernize its current “top-tier” tanks, such as the T-90. Recently forty T-90Ms, the latest variant of the T-90, were reported to be ready for delivery in the near future to combat units. Similar to the M1A2 SEP v3, this is an upgrade kit that builds upon and improves the capabilitie...more »

Paul Craig Roberts Does It Again

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 3 hours ago
*Pit Bull* Paul Craig Roberts, as much as I love the man, has done it again. Yes, I can understand his frustration, I feel it too, believe me. It's scary and lonely here in the blogosphere surrounded by insanity. We rationalists need to stick together. But I've mentioned before how Roberts seems to think Putin can solve the problems caused by American criminal, socio/psychopathic, foaming-at-the-mouth, world-wide warmongering tyranny. Russia/Putin can't. It's as simple as that. Read Roberts' latest post and I will have more comments to follow: ******************** *Is It Russ... more »

US Bombs Syria To Cover Up Lack Of Evidence On Chem Attacks, Discredits Own Claims By Doing So

Brandon Turbeville at Activist Post - 3 hours ago
By Brandon Turbeville After yet another example of brazen Western aggression against Syria, the United States, UK, and France are once again demonstrating to the... more »

Edgar Cayce May Have Been Right About Russia’s Role in Preventing World War III

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 3 hours ago
*Dylan Charles* - We seem to be in a repeat cycle. Some kind of macabre Groundhog Day.

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago

Mohawk Nation News 'Iroquois Caucus Psycho Thugs'

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
IROQUOIS CAUCUS PSYCHO’THUGS Posted on April 14, 2018 Mohawk Nation News MNN. Apr. 14, 2018. The Iroquois Caucus IC is made up of band and tribal council psycho’thugs. They serve the war mongers known as the corporation of Canada, the obscene Assembly of First Nations, and whoever greases their palms. They say their illegal agenda is citizenship, membership, taxation and the land of

Free Download: Hans-Hermann Hoppe, "Democracy: The God That Failed”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Democracy: The God That Failed”* by Brian Maher "Today we trample sacred ground… trumpet a message of heresy… and offend the wrathful gods... In 2001, academic Hans-Hermann Hoppe scribbled a book bearing the soaring title "Democracy: The God That Failed."* Hoppe’s work amounts to a one-man war dance against that most holy of secular divinities. Hoppe’s primary tort against democracy? It wastes. It exhausts its capital. It forever takes the short view. Hoppe uses the economic concept of time preference to nail home his point. A Jill with low time preference delays her gratificatio... more »

"What's He To Do..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"You've seed how things goes in the world o' men. You've knowed men to be low-down and mean. You've seed ol' Death at his tricks... Ever' man wants life to be a fine thing, and a easy. 'Tis fine, boy, powerful fine, but 'tain't easy. Life knocks a man down and he gits up and it knocks him down agin. I've been uneasy all my life... I've wanted life to be easy for you. Easier'n 'twas for me. A man's heart aches, seein' his young uns face the world. Knowin' they got to get their guts tore out, the way his was tore. I wanted to spare you, long as I could. I wanted you to frolic with you... more »

More Giant Artefacts

Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 4 hours ago
The enormous trilithon in a limestone quarry in Baalbek, Lebanon seems a bit small compared to a larger one partially quarried near Yangshan in China. In both cases commentary involve wondering how these enormous dressed rocks were quarried with nary … Continue reading →

"As War Drums Beat For Syria, Remember, Lies And Propaganda Started Nearly Every War In History"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"As War Drums Beat For Syria, Remember, * *Lies And Propaganda Started Nearly Every War In History"* by John Vibes, TDB "War is one of the most primitive and senseless manifestations of the human experience, so naturally, most sane people with families, ambitions and kind hearts want nothing to do with such things. Unfortunately, as we are seeing with the Syrian escalation, governments thrive on war, as it gives them a pressing excuse to grab more power and take extrajudicial measures—both at home and abroad. To get around the obstacle of public opinion, governments have an extensi... more »

Michael Avenatti mocks Trump's attorney's attempt to organize a protest against his client Stormy Daniels.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 4 hours ago
The “fixer” Mr. Cohen (aka the real Ray Donovan) organized a protest - BIGLY - in Florida last night against my client. As usual, his execution was flawless. #impressive pic.twitter.com/4ADeM9rzeD — Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) April 14, 2018 What is that, four people? I think Daniels often has more people than that participating in her adult movies scenes. And Avenatti was not done there. The WH just confirmed that this is the largest protest of its kind in American history. More people tuned-in across ALL PLATFORMS than ever before. Not even close!!!!!! — Michael Avenatt... more »

"The Rule..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"Insanity - a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world." - R. D. Laing "In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule." - Friedrich Nietzsche

Turning The California Senate Seat From Purple To Blue

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
Thursday, A Progressive California, an independent PAC, aired its first television ad in support of Kevin de León for U.S. Senate. I watched it being played between segments on Chris Hayes' show and thought it was really great. Take a look above. With the help of their new coalition partners at the California Nurses Association and National Nurses United, the new TV ad, titled "Act Like Democrats," is airing all across Los Angeles on MSNBC and CNN. Most of the Democratic Party coalition is too cowardly to go up against Feinstein-- even if they really want to. As you can see-- th... more »

"Weekly Fukushima Update, 4/14/2018: 16,679.7 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”* - Shiva *Updated April 14, 2018: Fukushima Equals 16,679.7 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow; There is No Place On Earth to Escape the Rad: *The 3 melted-through cores of the destroyed reactors, now melted together into a single "corium" totaling over *600 tons*, at Fukushima *daily* release the radioactive equivalent of 6.45 Hiroshima bombs directly into the atmosphere and the Pacific Ocean. As of April 14, 2018 - 2,586 days since the disaster began - this equals the detonation of *16,679.7 *Hiroshima atomic bombs and it is st... more »

"Business As Usual..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
OK... apparently we've survived nuclear annihilation, for the moment at least, so it's back to regular posting of the ongoing madness of Humanity.

Nightmare bacteria

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 5 hours ago
More than 23,000 Americans die each year from infections caused by germs resistant to antibiotics, twice the number of homicides by guns. New nationwide testing in 2017 uncovered 221 instances of unusual resistance genes in “nightmare bacteria.” Check out the CDC’s containment strategy. https://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/containing-unusual-resistance/ https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/03/health/nightmare-bacteria-cdc-vital-signs/index.html

Here Paul Craig Roberts analyzes why the US Secretary of War, Mattis backed down on Trump's illicit plan to attack Syria. He knew that if the U.S. Navy ships were to approach the Syrian shores and open fire, they would be destroyed by the Russians.

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 6 hours ago
------------------------------ *Are We Over the US/UK Fomented Crisis In Syria?* ------------------------------ April 14, 2018 | Categories: Articles & Columns | Are We Over the US/UK Fomented Crisis In Syria? Paul Craig Roberts It appears from the very limited US missile attack, most of which were intercepted and destroyed by Syrian air defenses, that the US military prevailed over the crazed John Bolton and carefully avoided a strike that would have resulted in a Russian response. No significant Syrian site appears to have been targeted, and no Russians were endangered. https:... more »

On the social environment

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 6 hours ago
Having written my column this week on one of the more glaring areas of increasingly alarming neglect from the Saskatchewan Party under Scott Moe, I'll take a moment to point out the other single policy change that I find most striking. D.C. Fraser has reported on a reduction in funding to climate change programming, with that choice having been the subject of some commentary. But a cut in what was already a pathetically small budget line for ministerial operations stands out particularly in the light of one of the few (if tiny) additional revenue sources the budget actually include... more »

Middle Finger Symphony Theater

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 7 hours ago
** No Tuxedos Required ** Brought To You By *BLUESJUNKY*: Chair of Music - Middle Finger Symphony Music Director

The Low Tragedy of Andrew McCabe

sbaker at Lawfare - 7 hours ago
The Justice Department Inspector General’s report on Andrew McCabe, the fired Deputy Director of the FBI, is as scathing as press reports say. According to the Inspector General, McCabe leaked dirt on the Justice Department, then misled FBI Director James Comey about the source of the leak, then misled leak investigators over and over again. It’s hard to read the report and feel that McCabe’s firing wasn’t earned. And yet, for all that, there’s a bit of low tragedy in McCabe’s tale. For he was disgraced not because he was evil, but because events conspired to turn his talent for r... more »

The Trump Administration Should Do More to Explain the Legal Basis for the Syrian Airstrikes

JBellinger at Lawfare - 7 hours ago
In their post earlier today, Jack Goldsmith and Oona Hathaway argue that the Trump administration had no apparent domestic or international legal authority for last night’s air strikes against Syria. I had similarly questioned the legal basis, especially the international law basis, for the U.S. air strikes against Syria in April 2017. I would offer these additional thoughts now: *Domestic Law Basis*. While I agree with Goldsmith and Hathaway that neither the 2001 nor the 2002 AUMF provides a statutory basis for the use of force in response to Syria’s use of chemical weapons, I ... more »

Serious in Syria: Does WW III-philia Afflict Washington?

Selwyn Duke at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: serious-in-syria-does-ww-iii-philia-afflict-washington] “I am more worried [about nuclear war] than I have ever been in my life, at least since the Cuban missile crisis.” So said Stephen Cohen, professor emeritus of Russian studies at Princeton University and New York University, on Thursday’s edition of *Tucker Carlson Tonight*. Cohen was, of course, addressing the impending attack on Syria, which is now a reality.

Just to be clear Rod Rosenstein STILL has a target on his back.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 7 hours ago
Courtesy of The Hill: *The White House is building a case to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, according to a report in The Wall Street Journal that said allies are being told to attack Rosenstein on television. * *The idea is to launch attacks on Rosenstein, the Justice Department official overseeing special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian election meddling, in a way that avoids making it appear that Trump is meddling in the probe. * *One person who spoke to the president this week told The Wall Street Journal that Rosenstein’s ouster is “a matter ... more »

Even though the Scenario turned out to be the best ever, if you are truly interested you should play the link below, which will tell you what is really going on in Syia. Hint: it is opposite of what you would hear in the U.S., UK, and EU. (They are all liers)

David L Griscom at Cherchez la Verite - 7 hours ago
------------------------------ *The Worst Case Scenario Is Now Our Reality* ------------------------------ April 13, 2018 | Categories: Guest Contributions | Felicity Arbuthnot Lays It On The Line https://www.globalresearch.ca/trump-and-syria-the-worst-case-scenario-is-now-our-reality/5635749 Cherchez la Verite

College in Montana show Jesus as porn star

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 7 hours ago
Students showed Jesus in Easter week as sexy porn star. https://www.campusreform.org/?ID=10716 Students have to pay fees to support this paper. No choice. It’s odd that students will rise up and defend the less than 1%, but rail against and insult the 70%. Unfortunately, college age Christians are usually poorly catechized having spent their high school years playing games and singing rock and praise songs at church and trying to cut their apron strings to home, so they go along with the insults to look cool and “liberal.” They allow their first amendment rights to be violated... more »

Jaysh al-Islam militants call US-led strikes on Syria “farce” – reports

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
The Jaysh al-Islam militants’ leader Muhammad Allush reportedly expressed indignation of the US-led strikes via Twitter and called it a “farce.” The strikes were launched in response to the alleged chemical attack in Douma, a city located in the Eastern Ghouta anclave near Damascus, which the West blamed on the Syrian government even prior to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Netanyahu gives stamp of approval over Syria strikes

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 P.M.) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave his stamp of approval over the US-led strikes on the Syrian government’s positions earlier today. According to the AFP News Agency, Netanyahu had voiced his “total support” for the Syria strikes tonight. #BREAKING Israel's Netanyahu voices 'total support' for Syria strikes — AFP news […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Middle School Offers Meditation and Calm Space to Help Keep Kids Out of Detention

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 7 hours ago
*Anna Hunt* - Meditation really works to improve kids' mood and behavior.

Damascus Celebrates "Victory" today Syrians are Dancing in the Streets - What's going on here, Anyway?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 7 hours ago
*Damascus Celebrates "Victory" Today* Ever since early this morning, the citizens in Syria have been celebrating, literally dancing in the streets. After the terror that seized the world last night, how can this be so? Well, as usual, it's all in the evidence and, particularly in the numbers. There's an old adage: "Numbers [unlike Western politicians] don't lie. The types of armaments used by the US and its allies in illegally attacking Syria, included Tomahawk Missiles, GBU-38 Guided Bombs and Scalp EG “Storm Shadow” Missiles –and whose 32 missiles that survived Syrian air defense... more »

Independent Swiss Lab Says 'BZ Toxin' Used In Skripal Poisoning; US/UK-Produced, Not Russian

Tyler Durden at 8 hours ago
[image: undefined] Somebody has some explaining to do... or did the Syrian airstrikes just "distract" the citizenry from the reality surrounding the Skripal poisoning. Remember how we were told my the politicians (not the scientists) that a deadly Novichok nerve agent - produced by Russia - was used in the attempted assassination of the Skripals? Remember the 50 questions (here and here) we had surrounding the 'facts' as Theresa May had laid them out? Ever wonder why, given how utterly deadly we were told this chemical was, the Skripals wondered around for a few hours after being 'i... more »

Mainstream Media Cuts General’s Mic As He Tells the Truth On Syrian Gas Attack

Activist Post at Activist Post - 8 hours ago
By Rachel Blevins An interview between Sky News and one of Britain’s former senior military officials on reports of a chemical attack in Syria was... more »

The NSA Wants a Skeleton Key to Everyone’s Encrypted Data

Activist Post at Activist Post - 8 hours ago
By Gavin Hanson Like it or not, you are your data. In this day and age, your receipts, social media activity, public records, GPS data,... more »

Trump’s Rush to Judgment on Syrian Chemical Attack: Illegal and Deadly

Marjorie Cohn at Marjorie Cohn - 8 hours ago
Donald Trump says the United States is about to bomb Syria, and Russia has vowed to shoot down US aircraft with missile defenses in response. With John Bolton, the new national security adviser and infamous enemy of the United Nations by Trump’s side, diplomacy is not in the cards. Although there has been no independent... Read more »

Family Help Orphaned Baby Otter That Wanders Into Their Garage

White Wolf at White Wolf - 8 hours ago
A family received an unexpected visitor at their doorstep asking for help – and orphaned otter cub. The baby river otter appeared at the Florida home of Tamera-Kay Greenwell while she and her husband were in their garage. The otter walked in through the open door, crying loudly looking for help. They decided the best course of action would be to return her to the nearby creek, believing the otter’s mother would hear her cries and come back for her. But the next morning the baby was back in their garage. “I am guessing she came to the home she knew would keep her safe — to find pro... more »

The Instruments of Financial Sovereignty

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 8 hours ago
Michael Hudson, a progressive economist with a keen sense of history, argues that today the stock market is primarily gamed by hedge-funds. I recommend watching his video here: Laura Flanders interviews Michael Hudson (2018, April 4). Monopoly Capitalism at the Breaking Point https://trofire.com/2018/04/04/monopoly-capitalism-at-the-breaking-point/ Is that true? The growing influence of hedge funds over stock markets was examined approvingly in a 2014 report issued by academics and a Federal Reserve Bank governor that noted approvingly noted their role in promoting “information... more »

Real Science; How Does Ice Melt in Sub Zero Temperatures?

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 8 hours ago
Tony Heller over at Real Science is asking one of my favorite questions; How does ice melt at -30°C? It is a question we have asked countless times on this blog but is a question that needs to be asked everytime a climate alarmists claims a glacier or ice is disappearing in areas of sub-zero … Continue reading "Real Science; How Does Ice Melt in Sub Zero Temperatures?"

The NRCC Is Starting To Freak Out About Really Deep Red Districts

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
On Thursday evening the *Houston Chronicle* reported that when Blake Farenthold slithered out of Congress last week he did so without repaying the $84,000 he stole from the taxpayers to cover up the charges that he had sexually harassed a female staffer. He had promised he would repay the stolen funds-- and he's a multimillionaire. The GOP-led House Ethics Committee is demanding he pay back the money, as are Speaker Paul Ryan and NRCC chair Steve Stivers. His very gerrymandered district (TX-27) has a PVI of R+13 and gave Trump a 60.1% to 36.5% win over Hillary. But this is precise... more »

Bad Legal Arguments for the Syria Airstrikes

jgoldsmith at Lawfare - 9 hours ago
President Trump announces the April 14, 2018 airstrikes in Syria (Instagram/@realDonaldTrump) Last night, the United States, United Kingdom, and France launched a coordinated attack in Syria, reportedly aimed at sites related to Syria’s chemical weapons program. President Trump stated that he “ordered the United States armed forces to launch precision strikes on targets associated with the chemical weapons capabilities of Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad.” The president emphasized that “Assad launched a savage chemical weapons attack against his own innocent people,” noted tha... more »

Ex-US Foreign Service Officer: US Acting as “ISIS Air Force” in Syria Based on a “False Flag”

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 9 hours ago
[image: syria] A former US official, critical of the strikes on Syria, is pointing out that the US is acting as the air force for ISIS. Adding credence to the claim is the report that terrorist groups inside Syria coordinated attacks with the US-led strikes. The post Ex-US Foreign Service Officer: US Acting as “ISIS Air Force” in Syria Based on a “False Flag” appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Facial cues to illness

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 9 hours ago
Most of us can tell from facial cues and personality changes when someone we know is ill. Women particularly are skilled at this--but they use additional cues like voice, hair, clothing, tremors, gait, etc. But can you identify when a stranger in before and after photos is ill? Apparently, there is evidence that we can, and that ability may have saved our ancestors (and us) from being exposed to illness. https://www.statnews.com/2018/01/02/illness-sick-faces-detection/

Missiles Over Syria...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 9 hours ago
*good or bad?* It appears people are either violently opposed or just as violently in favor of lobbing expensive hardware all over Syria. I'm really neutral on this latest sucking up the air time event. There is a whole bunch of stuff I don't know - either about foreign policy, Syria, Assad, or what intel our military has in their possession. In view of the above, I'll just sit back and see what develops. Feel free to convince me otherwise - and thank you in advance.

Four comments on Zerohedge that question US claim that Syria missile strike was a success

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 9 hours ago
Commenters shed some logical light on two conflicting narratives in Syria. More The post Four comments on Zerohedge that question US claim that Syria missile strike was a success appeared first on The Duran.

Bombing Syria

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
On Saturdays there’s Dateline London on the BBC News Channel and Any Questions and the News Quiz on the radio. It’s awkward to make time for TV on Saturday mornings, and as for Any Questions, I rarely listen on Fridays and I don’t know how many times I’ve forgotten to tune in on Saturday till Any Answers is well underway. I do like using the term “tune in”. (So retro.) Dateline was very bad-tempered today, what with Theresa May’s reckless foray into Syria without waiting for Jeremy Corbyn to hold a few conversations and reflect, while Assad has time to ferry his appalling chemica... more »

People in Syria Came Up With Genius Way to Feed Feral Cats

White Wolf at White Wolf - 9 hours ago
And the feral cats are digging their new food dispenser! When it becomes empty, it’s easy to refill the tube, and voila! Dinnertime. We are amazed at this innovative project out of Aleppo, Syria to help feed feral cats! Many rescue organizations and even individuals around the world work tirelessly to manage feral cat colonies, and it can be a challenging task. Here in the States, the ASPCA currently estimates that there are about 20 million free-roaming cats. When you take into account providing fresh food, water, and medical care to dozens of cats, it’s not hard to see why this c... more »

Trump's attorneys are working overtime to keep the FBI from looking at the documents they retrieved from Michael Cohen.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 10 hours ago
Courtesy of the AP: *Lawyers for President Donald Trump and his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, have told a federal judge in New York that they believe some of the documents and devices seized from Cohen during an FBI raid are protected by attorney-client privilege, and they want a chance to review the material before prosecutors get to examine them. * *Prosecutors and the attorneys for Cohen and Trump appeared before U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood on Friday in Manhattan. * *Cohen’s attorneys say they want a chance to review documents seized in the raid on Monday and specify it... more »

Trump Strikes Syria, Risking Core Supporters

Curt Mills at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Curt Mills* *Politics, Middle East* [image: U.S. President Donald Trump makes a statement about Syria] The president announced action in a late Friday night speech to the nation, but his moves are not without controversy at home and abroad. President Trump informed the nation Friday night that, after a week’s worth of consideration and speculation, he had instructed the U.S. military to carry out strikes against regime targets in Syria -- in tandem with the United Kingdom and France. It was a week in which the president pardoned the prominent neocon and former Dick Cheney advis... more »

Science Updates: from Consciousness to CRISPR

David Brin at CONTRARY BRIN - 10 hours ago
Roger Penrose and Stuart Hameroff have long pursued a concept – not exactly a model – of consciousness that’s based on a notion that quantum effects take place along tiny rods called microtubules that are vital structural elements inside most living cells. These rods are everywhere, but especially in neurons, and some experiments suggest that perhaps a kind of entanglement might happen along their length. It's not laughable! Much stronger evidence supports the existence of quantum activity in the chlorophyll molecule that plants use to convert sunlight into stored chemical energy. ... more »

Chanelling Napoleon

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 10 hours ago
*Napoleon - In Happier Times* *Napoleon with his Advisors - Realizing the Situation* *they're in in Moscow* *Napoleon in Moscow Just before the Retreat* *The Enormity of his Situation becomes Clear* So, what* DID *happen last night?! At one point, early on in the evening, I was almost convinced that *WWIII was upon us.* After all the threats and counter threats that had been going on between Russia and USrael all week. I thought that Putin had no recourse other than to make good his threats of his March 1, 2018 speech. In that speech he announced he had some doomsday weaponry ... more »

Tomorrow’s Grim, Global, Green Dictatorship

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 11 hours ago
Guest commentary by Viv Forbes, Chairman of the Carbon Sense Coalition: Tomorrow’s Grim, Global, Green Dictatorship Greens hate individual freedom and private property. They dream of a centralised unelected global government, financed by taxes on developed nations and controlled by all the tentacles of the UN. No longer is real pollution […]

Zuckerberg’s New Hate Speech Plan: Out With the Court and In With the Code

edouek at Lawfare - 11 hours ago
Photo: Obama White House Archive Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg testified before Congress this week for over ten hours, but he had very little new to say. The overwhelming theme of the questions from lawmakers on the Senate judiciary and commerce committees and the House Energy and Commerce Committee was that, as Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley put it, “the status quo no longer works.” Consensus or even concrete proposals of what to do about it, however, were noticeably lacking. Zuckerberg did shed some light on Facebook’s current thinking about how it will combat hate spe... more »

Class #6: Science: Man's Relation to the Universe

David at LaRouchePAC Feed - 11 hours ago
Classical Renaissance Classical Education Video of z9rseRf2vZg "What is the nature of human knowledge?" Using Lyndon LaRouche's 2003 "Visualizing the Complex Domain," written as an emphatic guide to a bubbling process of recruitment to the LaRouche movement at the time, Jason Ross illuminates several key discoveries in the history of scientific thought, and shows how those discoveries can be wielded to generate necessary insights into economics and thought. Further, we develop upon the shared ability of every human being to discover how the universe functions as a key unifying basi... more »

Tohono O’odham Nation Leaders to Border Patrol: “No National Guard on Our Tribal Lands”

White Wolf at White Wolf - 11 hours ago
The Tohono O’odham Nation tribal leaders do not want National Guard troops on their lands. In a statement to tribal citizens of the Tohono O’odham, the tribe’s leaders assured its citizens that National Guard troops will not be deployed on their tribal lands along the Mexican border. Some 73 miles of the reservation in southern Arizona connect the United States and Mexico. In November 2016, the tribe said it will not allow a wall to be built on their border to divide the United States and Mexico. The wall wanted by President Trump was a focal point of his campaign during the 2016 ... more »

Retired U.S. Army Colonel: “Trump seems to be in the grip of the globalists” (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 11 hours ago
The swamp seems to be everywhere. More The post Retired U.S. Army Colonel: “Trump seems to be in the grip of the globalists” (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

East Ghouta officially under the Syrian Army’s control after last militant convoy leaves Douma

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 P.M.) – The East Ghouta region of Damascus is now officially under the control of the Syrian government, a military source told Al-Masdar News tonight. According to the military source, the last militants of Jaysh Al-Islam and their family members were transported via bus from the East Ghouta town of Douma to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Houthi forces release footage of their large-scale missile attack on the Saudi capital

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – The Houthi forces released their official video from their large-scale missile attack on the Saudi capital of Riyadh this week. As shown in the videobelow, the Houthi forces’ rocket battalion utilized Badr-1 and Burkan ballistic missiles to target the Saudi capital from their positions in northern Yemen. The Houthi forces […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Iraq condemns US-led attack on Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:30 P.M.) – The Spokesperson for the Iraqi Foreign Ministry, Ahmad Mahjoub, stated on Saturday that condemned the US-led attack on Syria earlier today. In a statement released late this afternoon, Mahjoub expressed Iraq’s disapproval over the attack, claiming that this strike will only strengthen the terrorist groups in the region. Majoub stated […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army moves into position to launch southern Damascus offensive

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has moved into position, tonight, to launch their long-awaited southern Damascus offensive, a military source told Al-Masdar News. According to the source, the Syrian Army’s High Command was awaiting the US’ strikes before giving the green light to their troops to kickoff operations against the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

LIVE Protecting Coast Salish from Kinder Morgan Pipeline April 14, 2018

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
. Saturday, April 14, 2018 Click arrow below to watch. Kinder Morgan announced "non essential" work would be halted -- but construction has continued, near Vancouver B.C. Watch Facebook live video at: https://www.facebook.com/standearth/videos/10155809370999221/ . (Above) Rose, sharing the words of her mother in Dene. 'The tarsands, the gas, is not good for us. In the future what will

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