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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.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

19 April - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:00 pm MDT

( Is North Korea negotiating with South Korea without interference from the puppet master ? )

Is North Korea 'Caving-In' To President Trump Before Meeting Him?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un applauds 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 *Business Insider:* *North Korea appears to be totally caving to Trump before they even meet in person* * North Korean leader Kim Jong Un appears to be making huge concessions before meeting with President Donald Trump or South Korean President Moon Jae-in. * Kim caving in to US desires could be the result of Trump rallying the world to put pressure on North Korea, or it could be a tri... more »

A two-hour introduction to the climate change

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 12 hours ago
Last night, I gave a "Science Café" public talk about global warming and climate change and stuff like that (in Czech) which was substantially longer than any previous presentation of mine about the topic – it was something like two hours plus a discussion. One may talk about lots of the sociology and history of the movement and it's interesting – and often infuriating. But I still think it's more relevant to focus on the hard science and the physical basis of all the phenomena. Some of the comments I made aren't found on the slides – my audible statements during any talk never ... more »


cmaadmin at Diverse - 12 hours ago
*KIJUA SANDERS-MCMURTRY* has been named vice president for equity and inclusion and chief diversity officer at Mount Holyoke College. Sanders-McMurtry currently serves as the associate vice president and dean for community diversity at Agnes Scott College. She earned a bachelor’s degree, a master’s degree and a doctorate from Georgia State University.


cmaadmin at Diverse - 12 hours ago
*MARY ELLEN CARO* has been appointed president and CEO of Peirce College in Philadelphia. Caro is currently vice president of enrollment management and learner services at Thomas Edison State University. She has a bachelor’s degree from the College of Saint Elizabeth, a master’s degree from Stanford University and a doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania.


cmaadmin at Diverse - 12 hours ago
*JERALD JONES WOOLFOLK* has been appointed 20th president of Lincoln University, a historically Black institution in Missouri. Woolfolk has a bachelor’s degree from Jackson State University, a master’s degree in counselor education from Iowa State University and a doctorate from Jackson State University.

Political science has a #metoo moment

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 12 hours ago
Many political scientists are up in arms over an editor’s decision to use his journal as a platform to defend himself from allegations of sexual harassment. The editor, William Jacoby of Michigan State University, has since removed a statement denying the allegations from the American Journal of Political Science (AJPS), and posted an apology. Midwest … Continue reading Political science has a #metoo moment

Are the Supremes Ready to Rule on Online Sales Taxes (Again)?

Veronique de Rugy at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: are-the-supremes-ready-to-rule-on-online-sales-taxes-again] If you think internet companies aren't paying any taxes for online sales and that's killing bricks-and-mortar retailers and states' budgets, you, my friend, have been duped.

Starbucks Has Fallen From the Left's Good Graces

Raven Clabough at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: starbucks-has-fallen-from-the-left-s-good-graces] Starbucks has found itself in hot water after the arrest of two black men in one of its Philadelphia stores. Social-justice warriors (SJWs) are levying accusations of racism against what is generally considered a left-wing haven. After all, Starbucks has been all too happy to advance left-wing agendas, which included launching a “Race Together” campaign in which baristas were instructed to talk to customers about race. Of course, Starbucks’ also pledged to hire 10,000 refugees over the next few years. But on April 12, a Starb... more »

Trump asked if he plans to fire either Robert Mueller or Rod Rosenstein, answers with "There was no collusion."

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 12 hours ago
Courtesy of Raw Story: *"Have you concluded that it’s not worth the political fallout to remove either special counsel Mueller or Deputy Attorney General [Rod] Rosenstein?” Bloomberg’s Jennifer Jacobs asked the president during his joint press conference with Japanese President Shinzo Abe. * *“I can say there was no collusion and that’s been so found, as you know, by the House Intelligence Committee,” Trump responded, citing the recent closure of the Republican-led committee’s Russia investigation. “There is no collusion. There is no collusion with Russia other than by the Democra...more »

Are Michigan Lawmakers Marking Immigrants’ Licenses With a Yellow Star?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
Memes suggesting Michigan lawmakers wanted to place a yellow star on immigrants' licenses were conflated a withdrawn proposal.

Lakota Jean Roach Appeals for Justice for Leonard Peltier at UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
Jean Roach, who was present as a teen at the incident at Oglala, is shown here with Bolivian President Evo Morales at the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues now in New York. Jean made an appeal for Leonard Peltier to the United Nations, and met with the UN Rapporteur with the Peltier Delegation this week. Lakota Jean Roach Appeals for Justice for Leonard Peltier at UN Permanent

Fireside Chat with Diane Sare, April 19, 2018

David at LaRouchePAC Feed - 12 hours ago
Video of m_0FqwtFZaM Join us tonight at 9pm EDT for a strategic discussion with Diane Sare of the LaRouchePAC Policy Committee.

False Flags, Fake News, Regime Change In Washington Exposed As Made In London

David at LaRouchePAC Feed - 12 hours ago
World Land-Bridge New International Economic Order Stop WWIII Video of S0zZMCcJ7TA With each passing day, revelations are emerging which show that not only are the "news stories" proliferating in the media about Presidents Trump, Putin, Xi, and Syria's Assad full of lies, but come from London-directed networks, which are out to sabotage the potential for peace through development, which is the aim of the new "win-win" paradigm which is emerging with the New Silk Road global program. Associates of the Schiller Institute have been at the forefront in exposing these lies, while explai... more »

Can you tell me what you believe?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*in 60 seconds?* Yesterday at history club a gentleman informed me he was the token liberal in the group. He and his wife had been traveling for the past seven months so it was my first encounter with him. After declaring his liberalism he was quick to add that he was anti-abortion and pro 2nd amendment. Um, okay. My suspicion is always aroused when someone is so hasty to declare themselves in an almost confrontational manner with not a clue about the person to whom they are speaking and apparently no desire to find out. Finally I asked him what he believed that made him define h... more »

U.S. Air Campaign Is Shifting From Iraq And Syria To Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
A U.S. Air Force F-16 Fighting Falcon aircraft takes off for a nighttime mission at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, August 22, 2017. Picture taken August 22, 2017. © Josh Smith / Reuters *FOX News: **US drops more bombs in Afghanistan as war against ISIS winds down* U.S. military aircraft dropped more bombs in Afghanistan last month than against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, according to a new Air Force strike report from its Central Command headquarters in the Middle East, a sign the war against ISIS is winding down. In March, U.S. jets and drones fired roughly 350 bombs an... more »

Is Jeff Van Drew Really The Lesser Of Two Evils? Ask A Surviver Of Any NRA Gun Massacre

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
*Jeff Van Drew, the personification of a 2018 DCCC recruit* It's hard to say which DCCC recruit will likely be the worst POS if he gets into Congress. But it's impossible to draw up a short list without including New Jersey Blue Dog/New Dem Jeff Van Drew. Van Drew has a record as a state legislature so we already know absolutely what a total turd he's going to be in Congress. And it's the reason why the DCCC selected him. They've been trying to recruit him for years but Van Drew is a notorious political coward and he refused to give up his safe state Senate seat until Frank LoBiondo... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago

"Three Blind Men And An Elephant"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"Three Blind Men And An Elephant"* Author unknown, many attributions. "One day, three blind men happened to meet each other and gossiped a long time about many things. Suddenly one of them recalled, " I heard that an elephant is a queer animal. Too bad we're blind and can't see it." "Ah, yes, truly too bad we don't have the good fortune to see the strange animal," another one sighed. The third one, quite annoyed, joined in and said, "See? Forget it! Just to feel it would be great." "Well, that's true. If only there were some way of touching the elephant, we'd be able to know," they...more »

"It's Everybody..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
"If you're going to care about the fall of the sparrow you can't pick and choose who's going to be the sparrow. It's everybody." - Madeleine L'Engle

Dmitry Orlov, "The 5 Stages of Economic Collapse"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*"The 5 Stages of Economic Collapse"* - Dmitry Orlov "Elizabeth Kübler-Ross defined the five stages of coming to terms with grief and tragedy as denial, anger, bargaining, depression, and acceptance, and applied it quite successfully to various forms of catastrophic personal loss, such as death of a loved one, sudden end to one's career, and so forth. Several thinkers, notably James Howard Kunstler and, more recently John Michael Greer, have pointed out that the Kübler-Ross model is also quite terrifyingly accurate in reflecting the process by which society as a whole (or at least... more »

How I long for a more simple life

Stefan van Dierendonck at start.me - 13 hours ago
Assorted tales of an information hoarder. This time he rambles on about a more simple life. As much as I love my digital and well-connected lifestyle, sometimes I really long for something different. Back to nature. Leave it all behind and start appreciating the sun again. Rain on my cheeks. Fresh air on my skin.… Read More Read More The post How I long for a more simple life appeared first on start.me.


Robert Reich - 13 hours ago
*A THIRD PARTY? HOW NOT TO SETTLE FOR THE LESSER OF TWO EVILS* Are you happy with the electoral choices provided you by the two major parties? If not, should you vote for a third party candidate? Not so fast. Remember what happened in 2016, when Libertarian Gary Johnson got 3.2 percent of the popular vote and Green Party candidate Jill Stein got 1.06 percent. Enough votes that, had they gone to Hillary Clinton, she’d have won the Electoral College, and Donald Trump wouldn’t be in the White House. Oh, and anyone remember what happened in 2000, when the votes that went to Ralph Nad... more »

READING COMEY: Narrative tics versus comforting look!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 2018Part 4—Evoking the young Joni Mitchell:* Many mainstream press observers are trying to read James Comey. Finally, this very morning, Vanessa Friedman weighs in. Her piece appears on the front page of the New York Times' "Thursday Styles" section. According to the hard-copy headline, Comey is "The Model G-Man, Still Looking the Part:" FRIEDMAN (4/19/18): *Mr. Comey stares out from small screens and promotional pictures everywhere*—trailers, social media and reviews. He is steely eyed, often glancing upward, as to a higher goal, or resolutely ahead; dark, ... more »

Family of Murdered Youth Colten Boushie Appeals for Justice at United Nations -- Systematic Racism in Canada

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 13 hours ago
Photo by Eleanore Sunchild, published with permission at Censored News. Family of Murdered Youth Colten Boushie Appeals for Justice at United Nations -- Systematic Racism in Canada By Brenda Norrell Censored News NEW YORK -- The family of Colten Boushie, 22-year-old Cree, demanded justice for Colten at the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, as they described the

Blast from the past.

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 13 hours ago
Remember a few years ago when an pseudonymical poster with the moniker “Soothsayer” ‘leaked’ an internal BBC message to the comments field at Biased BBC? It caused no end of confusion. From November 2012: BBC Watch summed it up thus: “Some unidentified BBC persona, perhaps resentful at being advised to report Operation Pillar of Cloud in a fair and impartial manner rather than with the usual partisan anti-Israel twist, “leaked” the e-mails by posting them verbatim on Biased-BBC, confusingly and mischievously omitting to clarify that they were in fact BBC internal memos.” Here’s... more »

Iraq Launches Air Strikes On Islamic State Targets In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Abadi had warned Iraq would take action against ISIL if the group posed a threat [File: Reuters] *Al Jazeera: **Iraq launches 'deadly strikes' against ISIL inside Syria* Iraqi PM's office says F-16 fighter jets carried out air raids near the border in coordination with Syrian army. Iraq says it has carried out "deadly air strikes" against fighters of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group, situated in pockets inside neighbouring Syria. The announcement comes days after Haider al-Abadi, Iraq's prime minister, said his country would take action aga... more »

Men Arrested at Starbucks Say They Feared for Their Lives

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
Rashon Nelson initially brushed it off when the Starbucks manager told him he couldn't use the restroom because he wasn't a paying customer.

"The Limits Of The World..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
“Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.” - Arthur Schopenhauer

Brazilian Officials Oppose Venezuela Border Closing Request

Lise Alves at The Rio Times - 13 hours ago
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s General Attorney’s office (PGR) released a document on Wednesday (April 18th) opposing a request made by Roraima state’s governor to Brazil’s Supreme Court to temporarily close Brazil’s border with Venezuela and limit the number of refugees entering the country. “The closing of the […]

Junta Local Food Fair is Back in Rio this Weekend

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 13 hours ago
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Junta Local food fair is back in Rio this weekend from April 21st to the 22nd. The event will bring small food producers to Cidade das Artes, in Barra, from 10AM to 7PM. The fair will also host discussions and shows, an agroecological practice, […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Thursday, April 19, 2018

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 13 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Thursday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good choice. LIVE: Radiohead Soundhearts Festival – Rio de Janeiro (Barra da Tijuca) – Radiohead Soundhearts Festival has come to Rio. They will perform all their greatest hits as well new songs […]

World News Briefs -- April 19, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Cuba swears in Miguel Diaz-Canel to replace Castro as president* Cuban Communist Party stalwart Miguel Diaz-Canel replaced Raul Castro as president on Thursday, a new chapter for the island after nearly sixty years of rule by the Castro brothers but a change that is aimed at preserving Cuban socialism. The National Assembly swore in Diaz-Canel, with 603 out of 604 lawmakers present voting for the 57-year old, marking a generational shift from 86-year old Castro. The transition, while a historic shift from an era that started with Fidel and Raul Castro’s 1959 revoluti...more »

7 Things Outstanding Leaders Do Differently

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 13 hours ago
“A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: we did it ourselves.” ~ Lao Tzu What makes some people stand out of the ordinary crowd as awesome … Continue reading →

Metastatic visceral calcification identified by bone scanning.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 13 hours ago
Abstract The scintigraphic abnormalities with radionuclide bone scanning observed in a patient with metastatic breast carcinoma associated with hypercalcaemia are described. Abnormal uptake of 99mTc-pyrophosphate was noted in the lungs, stomach, myocardium, kidneys, and thyroid, indicating metastatic visceral calcification. A … Continue reading →

Learning to Live in Alignment with Your Life Purpose

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 13 hours ago
“Your life has an inner purpose and an outer purpose. Inner purpose concerns Being and is primary. Outer purpose concerns doing and it is secondary. Your inner purpose is to awaken. It is as simple as that. You share that … Continue reading →

The Spice of Death: The Science behind Tainted “Synthetic Marijuana”

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 13 hours ago
Experts describe how rat poison linked to a recent bleeding outbreak does its damage Synthetic Marijuana, or K2. Three people died and more than 100 have been sickened in the past few weeks after taking synthetic cannabinoids, human-made compounds that … Continue reading →

Escape from Proxima b

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 13 hours ago
A civilization in the habitable zone of a dwarf star like Proxima Centauri might find it hard to get into interstellar space with conventional rockets Artist’s impression of the exoplanet Proxima Centauri b. Almost all space missions launched so far … Continue reading →

Slow-Motion Ocean: Atlantic’s Circulation Is Weakest in 1,600 Years

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 13 hours ago
If hemisphere-spanning currents are slowing, greater flooding and extreme weather could be at hand In recent years sensors stationed across the North Atlantic have picked up a potentially concerning signal: The grand northward progression of water along North America that … Continue reading →

Another Nail in the Coffin for Fish Oil Supplements

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 13 hours ago
More people than ever take fish oil dietary supplements—around 8% of US adults in 2012 compared with around 5% five years earlier, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. But a recent meta-analysis of 10 large clinical trials came … Continue reading →

Three Steps Toward a More Sustainable Path for Targeted Cancer Drugs

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 13 hours ago
Spending on cancer drugs in the United States has increased substantially over the past 5 years, from $26 billion in 2012 to more than $45 billion in 2016.1 Targeted cancer drugs, including small molecules, monoclonal antibodies, and other therapies based … Continue reading →

Novel PET and Near Infrared Imaging Probes for the Specific Detection of Bacterial Infections Associated With Cardiac Devices

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 13 hours ago
” data-icon-position=”” data-hide-link-title=”0″> Abstract Objectives The aim of this study was to develop imaging agents to detect early stage infections in implantable cardiac devices. Background Bacteria ingest maltodextrins through the specific maltodextrin transporter. We developed probes conjugated with either … Continue reading →

Hepatitis C-infected Heart and Lung Transplants Safe

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 13 hours ago
Hearts and lungs from people infected with hepatitis C are safe for transplantation because the virus can be effectively treated in the recipient, new data show. The cure for hepatitis C infection has been “a real medical breakthrough for an otherwise morbid … Continue reading →

A new analysis of Global Land Daily temperature data

Hifast at Climate Collections - 13 hours ago
From Clive Best: A new analysis of Global Land Daily temperature data Posted on April 19, 2018 by Clive Best This post describes my attempt to reproduce global temperatures from scratch. By scratch I mean using all the original raw temperature measurements from the NCDC daily weather archive without adjustments. The largest accessible archive of […]

Maajid Nawaz's vs Muslim Woman Who Refuses To Condemn Beating Women

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
https://youtu.be/LR7IdYx29V4 Listen from 4:35, shocking...

Gregory Mannarino, “ALERT: Bonds Bleed Off, Countdown To The Next Stock Market Crash”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
Gregory Mannarino, “ALERT: Bonds Bleed Off, Countdown To The Next Stock Market Crash” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2bhufbMdVjo

Thursday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 13 hours ago
This and that for your Thursday reading. - Paul Constant discusses a new study showing that the positive effects of minimum wage increases for low-income workers actually grow over time. And Sheila Block highlights how a $15 increased minimum wage stands to offer far more to workers than Doug Ford's tax tinkering. - Meanwhile, Pam Weintraub writes that anxiety and stress arising from traumatic experiences have repercussions spanning multiple generations. - Natalie Appleyard points out the amount of work to be done to address the multiple forms of precarity and poverty faced by Can... more »

STUNNING coincidence? Chlorine containers from Germany and smoke bombs from Salisbury (Skripal poisoning) found in Syria

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 13 hours ago
Connecting the dots between Salisbury, Skripal poisoning and Syria chemical weapons hoax points to NATO collusion. More The post STUNNING coincidence? Chlorine containers from Germany and smoke bombs from Salisbury (Skripal poisoning) found in Syria appeared first on The Duran.

Saudi blood money tried to bribe Pink Floyd co-founder to support jihadist group The White Helmets (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 13 hours ago
Emails reveal that the White Helmets tried to lobby ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters. More The post Saudi blood money tried to bribe Pink Floyd co-founder to support jihadist group The White Helmets (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

The Libya story....

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 13 hours ago
It has been seven years since the US gathered a 'coalition of the killing' to overthrow the government in Libya, in an effort to bring freedom and democracy to the people there. How did that one work out? The script is as follows: demonize the leader, bomb them, arm ISIS 'rebels', kill the leader, turn the nation into chaos, steal their resources, make lots of money from the war. Same story now playing out in Syria. Up next: Iran, Venezuela, Russia and China...... Hold onto your hats..... more »

How Tennis Exposes the Lie of Feminism - Equal pay for equal work?

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago

Presidential Impeachment in Partisan Times

Stephen Griffin at Balkinization - 13 hours ago
I’ve posted an essay, “Presidential Impeachment in Partisan Times: The Historical Logic of Informal Constitutional Change” to SSRN. The argument of the essay runs as follows. The unconventional presidency of Donald Trump has made presidential impeachment once again an issue of national concern. But do legal academics have a good grasp on what happened in past presidential impeachments with respect to the meaning of the constitutional standard (“high crimes and misdemeanors”)? In this essay, I argue that prior scholarship has largely ignored the historical context and thus the r... more »

Speaking Ill of Barbara Bush Is Deemed Un-American

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
Randa Jarrar, a tenured creative writing professor at Cal State Fresno, is being investigated by her employer for tweeting: "Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist who, along with her husband, raised a war criminal.” This amazing departure from the flood of hagiography on the late Barbara Bush has evoked the wrath of decent people and Internet trolls all over America. Their belief in the First Amendment is apparently not as important in their belief in Emily Post, not to mention their belief a wrathful Old Testament God. It is deemed improper to speak ill of the ... more »

A Fast Track to Nowhere: ‘Expedited Procedures’ and the New AUMF Proposal

sanderson at Lawfare - 13 hours ago
Credit: PublicDomainPictures On Monday evening, a bipartisan coalition of senators led by Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R.-Tenn.) and Sen. Tim Kaine (D.-Va.) released a draft authorization for use of military force—a proposal that, according to the legislation, aims to provide “an updated, transparent, and sustainable statutory basis for counter-terrorism operations.” The proposed 2018 AUMF would revoke the 2001 and 2002 authorizations currently invoked to justify most U.S. counterterrorism operations and set up a sophisticated new framework that promotes... more »

Yes, There Are Plausible Legal Rationales for the Syria Strikes

cdunlap at Lawfare - 13 hours ago
My friends Jack Goldsmith and Oona Hathaway published two essays in which they expertly propound what I must concede is probably the opinion of many if not most scholars: that the recent strikes on Syria violated both domestic and international law. Allow me to offer a different view. In two recent posts, one pre-strike and another post-strike, I discuss how a norm could be developing that draws from conventional international law concepts—reprisal, *jus cogens*, and *hostis humani generis*. They might be coalescing into a new norm that would permit the use of force absent tradit... more »

The Shocking Story of the Worst Machine Gun Ever Made

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * It was called the Chauchat, and it was for sure the worst machine gun ever made. One day at the auction house, someone left a pile of guns on the ground. This was not at all unusual. At the very bottom, wrapped in moving blankets, was a pile of scrap metal. I parted the blanket gently to expose more of whatever I was seeing — gently because the metal had a patina of dirty age and I didn’t want to stick myself. I saw an aluminum tube from a bicycle and a coiled spring. A crescent-shaped piece of metal was attached to the bicycle tube, and a brass kn... more »

Job Opening: Assistant Editor

TNI Staff at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*TNI Staff* *Job Posting, * The *National Interest* is seeking a detail-oriented, creative, results-driven individual to serve as an assistant editor. This fast-paced position requires working closely with the editor. Pluses are: • experience with the Chicago Manual of Style • InDesign and Photoshop proficiency • experience with web design and Drupal • familiarity with *TNI*’s work and the national-security issues that the magazine covers—particularly the Asia-Pacific, Russia, NATO, defense technology and spending, and counterterrorism • a relevant undergraduate degree (requir... more »

Can Cuba Change after the Castros?

Scott B. MacDonald at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Scott B. MacDonald* *Politics, Americas* [image: Raúl Castro attends the May Day parade at Havana’s Revolution Square, May 1, 2008. Sven Creutzmann/Pool via Reuters] Cuba’s new president inherits a government, with few exceptions, dominated by inertia and conditioned to regard change as a negative. Raúl Castro is expected to step down as Cuba’s president Thursday, though the eighty-six-year-old will maintain his position as the head of the armed forces. This will be the first time since 1959 that a Castro family member will not head the Caribbean nation. Despite the excitement o... more »

The Best (and Most Deadly) Military Rifles, Revolvers and Bullets on the Planet

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * Everything you need to know. *The standard weapon of the Russian Ground Forces is the AK-74M. Developed in the 1970s as a replacement for the iconic AK-47, the main difference between the two weapons was the use of smaller, lighter 5.45-millimeter ammunition. The weapon, equipped with a thirty-round magazine, saw extensive use in the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan and was issued to frontline Soviet Units, particularly airborne, naval infantry and Germany-based conventional army units. The rifle has a side folding stock, 16.3-inch barrel and an ove... more »

Why Russia's Nuclear War Tank Was a Total Failure

Robert Beckhusen at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Robert Beckhusen* *Security, Europe* It was a bad idea from the start. *In reality, classic heavy tanks stopped making sense by the mid-1950s. Speedy, maneuverable and reliable tanks — with new high-powered guns — would win the wars of the future. Devastating guided missiles capable of punching through heavy armor had also begun entering service. Khrushchev, who loved missiles, had enough of the Soviet army’s penchant for heavy tanks.* In a war that never happened, formations of heavy and rather odd-looking Soviet tanks would have powered through atomic explosions in breakthro... more »

Haunting images of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 14 hours ago
The San Francisco Chronicle has published a selection of photographs from its archives covering the 1906 earthquake and fire. Here are just three examples, reduced in size to fit this blog. There are many more at the link, all in larger sizes. Interesting viewing in general, and essential for those who enjoy history. Peter

PM Abadi’s Nasr List Opens National Campaign With Candidates In Kurdistan

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
Part of Prime Minister Haidar Abadi’s election campaign is hinged upon being a nationalist leader who represents all of Iraq. As part of that stance his Nasr list has opened offices in Kurdistan and plans on running candidates there. On April 14, 2018, Nasr announced the start of operations in Sulaymaniya city. A spokesman said that the list planned on opening offices in all 18 provinces in Iraq. Shortly afterward an additional office began working in Dohuk. Nasr has 6 candidates running in that province, 9 in Irbil, and 10 in Sulaymaniya. PM Abadi has two strategies within Kurd... more »

This Day In Iraqi History – Apr 19

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
1916 German commander of the Ottoman forces in Mesopotamia Gen Goltz died of typhoid 1920 Start of San Remo meeting with Britain France Italy and Japan Decided on split up of Ottoman Empire and creation of Iraq 1922 Colonial Sec Churchill said King Feisal’s demand that mandate be dropped from Iraq impossible under League of Nations that created mandate (Musings On Iraq article on Churchill’s views on Mesopotamia) 1941 British 20th Inf Brigade finishes its landing in Basra and 7 planes flown into Habaniya airbase 1969 Iraq expelled Shiites c... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin White House staffers say Sean Hannity is Trump's 'shadow' chief of staff Icelandic bitcoin heist suspect escapes jail and flees the country — on the same plane as the Prime Minister 5 Fast Facts About The Federal Judge In Michael Cohen's Case (And Why Trump Should Be Worried)Trump confirms CIA head Pompeo went to North Korea to meet Kim Jong Un, says it went 'very smoothly' The undercover author who discovered Amazon warehouse workers were peeing in bottles tells us the culture was like a prison Now Mattis admits there was no evidence Assad used poison gas on his pe... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 19, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
A PLA airman in the cockpit of an assault helicopter during Wednesday's drill. Photo: CGTN screen grab *Asia Times:* *PLA drill in Taiwan Strait turns into a tempest in a teapot* *One-day war games saw assault helicopters deployed and missiles being fired, but Beijing newspaper admits the aim was to deter but not provoke.* The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) wrapped up live-fire war games in the Taiwan Strait on Wednesday evening, aimed at sending a message to Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen – that the Chinese military is a force to be reckoned with if she pushes her pro-independen... more »

He is lying, she is lying, they are lying

Keith at musingsofanoldfart - 14 hours ago
Many things puzzle me these days. One that is near the top is shouldn’t a man who says everyone else is lying and that people should only believe him, be viewed as the lone constant in a world of lies? … Continue reading →

Research problems at Australian university hit the news

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 14 hours ago
A university in Australia that’s made headlines before over allegations of research misconduct has found itself in the news once again. Last week, the University of Queensland (UQ) announced some of its authors were retracting a paper after discovering data were missing. Just days later, the university made headlines over an investigation into three papers … Continue reading Research problems at Australian university hit the news

Three year old shoots pregnant mommy in the stomach with her daddy's gun. Man, it does not get more American than that!

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 14 hours ago
Not actual child in story. I think it's one of the Olsen kids. Courtesy of Newsweek: *A pregnant mother of two is in critical condition after she was shot by her 3-year-old daughter, who picked up her father’s gun inside her car. * *The mother, 21-year-old Shaneque Thomas, was parked outside a Plato’s Closet thrift store in Merrillville, Indiana when she was shot from behind by her young daughter. * *Police said the father, Menzo Brazier, left the legal but loaded 9mm handgun between the console and the front passenger seat after he left the vehicle to go inside the store, reporte...more »

Join the team! UnHerd is recruiting an Assistant Editor

Sally Chatterton at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 14 hours ago
UnHerd is looking for an Assistant Editor. You will be a key part of our small team, helping run the daily operation. Your primary responsibility will be to commission, edit and publish written work, but you will also be expected to contribute to our audio-visual output, as well as working on the UnHerd newsletter. Our […] The post Join the team! UnHerd is recruiting an Assistant Editor appeared first on UnHerd.

The British Empire Can No Longer Hide Its Crimes

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 14 hours ago
PDF: [image: PDF icon] 20180419-british-empire-crimes.pdf On every front of the U.K.'s panicked effort to stop President Trump's intention to bring the U.S. into friendly relations with Russia and China, the lies can no longer be covered up. This is true in the Russiagate hoax launched by MI6 operative Christopher Steele; the Skripal hoax run by the same MI6 circle; and the Douma chemical attack hoax created by the British funded and controlled White Helmet terrorists. Across the U.S., Europe, and around the world, leading figures and governments are telling the bloody British Emp... more »

Why Each US President Ends Up As Ruthless Interventionist These Days

Philip Giraldi at 14 hours ago
[image: undefined] In the wake of last week’s cruise missile attack on Syria, there was a joke going around the internet saying that it doesn’t matter who Americans vote for, they always wind up getting John McCain as President of the United States. The humor derives from the fact that the past three presidents all ran for office committed to reducing America’s interventionism overseas but once in office they reversed course and expanded US military commitments worldwide, turning them into facsimiles of John McCain, who has never seen a war he didn’t like. President Donald Trump’s ...more »

WW3 ALERT CONTINUES! Compromised Trump ordered WW3 strike and neocons will try more strikes, says military intelligence source on Infowars

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 14 hours ago
Very interesting analysis by military intelligence official Zaq on the Syria chemical attacks on the Alex Jones show. It sounds like Donald Trump tried to double cross the generals who hired him to stop the Globalists and WW3. Apparently, Jared Kushner promised the Prince of Saudi Arabia that the USA would topple Assad […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 14 hours ago
The judge in charge of reviewing private material belonging to Donald Trump which was seized from his lawyer by FBI agents as part of the Stormy Daniels investigation officiated at the wedding of George Soros and was Bill Clinton’s first choice for Attorney General, it has emerged. http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/04/17/who-is-kimba-wood-judge-on-cohen-case-officiated-soros-wedding-was-clinton-ag-pick.html The close links between judge Kimba Wood […]

GOP finally demands investigation into Clinton, Lynch, Comey

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 14 hours ago
From Infowars Nearly a dozen Republican lawmakers sent a criminal referral to the Justice Department and FBI seeking an investigation into several former Obama-era officials, including former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and former FBI Director James Comey. Reps. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and Ron DeSantis (R-FL) are among the 11 members of Congress who want […]

Huge build up of US marines and navy timed to coincide with Syria false flag chemical attack

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 14 hours ago
From Infowars Thousands of U.S. Marines arrived in Jordan at around the same time the United States, the United Kingdom, and France were organizing a direct military strike on Jordan’s neighbor, Syria. Shortly after the US-led bombing of Syria over alleged chemical weapons use, the Marine took part in military drills. According to Antimedia, nearly […]

Syrian boy says he was press ganged into being an extra in staged Syria chemical attack video

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 14 hours ago
A Syrian boy has claimed images, which were the main basis for the Syrian chemical attack and spread on social media, were staged. Even without the credible claims of this new witness, it is clear the scene was staged due to the fact that 1. chlorine has a very strong smell allowing it to be instantly recognized by […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 14 hours ago
Watch the Orwellian exchange in which a BBC journalists accuses the former head of the UK Navy Alan West of being a Russian disinformation agent for questioning the official narrative on Syria chemical attack. It’s like something straight out of the pages of 1984. If the former head of the UK Navy is a Russian […]

Independent journalist Robert Fisk visits Douma and finds no evidence of a chemical attack

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 14 hours ago
Robert Fisk, one of the first journalists to visit Douma in the aftermath of the chemical attack, has found no evidence that it occurred. https://www.independent.co.uk/voices/syria-chemical-attack-gas-douma-robert-fisk-ghouta-damascus-a8307726.html After visiting Douma, western media begin to question ‘gas attack’ narrative US journalists find no evidence of chemical use in Syria

Leading UK figures dispute Syria chemical attack, no evidence

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 14 hours ago
From RT ‘It just doesn’t ring true’: The leading UK figures questioning ‘proof’ of Douma ‘gas attack’ US President Donald Trump was eager to announce on Twitter that the “smart” bombs would soon rain down on Syrian forces. UK PM Theresa May chipped in with a “significant body of information, including intelligence [that indicated] the […]

The Times accuses top British academics of being Russian agents for presenting facts showing Syria chemical attack was a false flag

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 14 hours ago
Senior British academics questioning the official narrative on the chemical attacks on Syria on the basis of research and analysis have been accused by the Times of spreading disinformation and conspiracy theories promoted by Russia. The attack on the academics belonging to the Working Group on Syria, Propaganda and Media (SPM) belonging to universities including Edinburgh, Sheffield and Leicester represents […]

Top NATO And Russian Generals To Meet In Baku On Preventing Military Incidents

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*RFE: **Top Russian, NATO Generals Discuss Syria, Europe In Baku* Valery Gerasimov, the chief of Russia's military General Staff, and NATO Supreme Allied Commander Curtis Scaparrotti have met in Azerbaijan to discuss Syria, Russian news agencies report, citing the Russian Defense Ministry. Gerasimov arrived in Baku ahead of the April 19 meeting that was also expected to discuss NATO and Russian military activity in Europe. The two discussed issues related to NATO's and Russia's military activities in Europe, confidence-building measures and incident prevention, the ministry was q... more »

Multiple media sources help us look for the truth.....

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
The boy portrayed as a ‘victim’ in a video of the alleged chemical attack in Douma has told a Russian TV crew that he was asked to go to hospital, where people “grabbed” him and started “pouring water” over his head. Panic, fear, screaming adults and frightened children featured in the purported footage of the aftermath following the alleged chemical attack in the Eastern Ghouta city. The video has been circulated by mainstream media since April 7 after being posted by the so-called Douma Revolution group. HomeWorld News Staged suffering? Interview with boy in Douma video raises mo... more »

Russian FM says containers with chlorine from Germany, smoke bombs from UK found in East Ghouta

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The Spokesperson for the Russian Foreign Ministry, Maria Zakharova, stated during a press conference on Thursday that containers filled with chlorine from Germany and smoke bombs manufactured in the United Kingdom city of Salisbury were found in the East Ghouta region of Damascus recently. “In the liberated areas of Eastern […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: East Qalamoun rebels unconditionally surrender after being overwhelmed by two-day Syrian Army offensive

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:11 P.M.) – Besieged rebel forces holding out in the eastern mountains of Syria’s Qalamoun region have unconditionally surrender to the Syrian Army amid realization of an impossible military situation. The development comes just two days after elite Syrian Army formations launched an all-out offensive in eastern Qalamoun that blitzed militant positions throughout […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

UN to see interview with Syrian boy lured into White Helmets staged Douma attack video

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
A Russian TV report about an 11-year-old from Syria’s Douma who was snared into taking part in the White Helmets’ staged chemical attack video will be shown to the representatives of the UN Security Council members, Russia’s Ambassador to the UN, Vasily Nebenzya, told the Rossiya-1 television channel in an interview on Thursday. Earlier, the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

ISIS launches several surprise raids against Syrian Army near Palmyra in one day

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – Islamic State forces have conducted several powerful surprise raids near the ancient city of Palmyra in eastern Homs province, reportedly inflicting some losses on the Syrian Army. According to sources, ISIS militant struck government forces at three points between Palmyra and the T-3 pumping station along the desert back road […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Over 500 refugees return home to Beit Jinn from Lebanon (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 P.M.) – Around 500 Syrians who sought refuge in Shebaa in Lebanon were returning home to Beit Jinn in the countryside southwest of Damascus by bus, as they testified at a crossing point in Jdeidat Yabous on Wednesday. The refugees spent nearly the entire seven-year-long civil war in neighbouring Lebanon, but the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Iraqi Air Force targets ISIS inside Syria after new agreement with Syrian military reached

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:59 P.M.) – Moments ago, confirmed information surfaced that the Iraqi Air Force had begun to target Islamic State positions with multiple strikes in Syria’s eastern province of Deir Ezzor. According to reports, Iraq warplanes have so far delivered at least five strikes against ISIS in Deir Ezzor’s eastern countryside. An Iraqi military-diplomatic […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Syrian Army’s elite Tiger Forces score blitz advance in east Qalamoun, encircle rebel stronghold town

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:23 P.M.) – Vanguard battalions of the Syrian Army’s elite Tiger Forces Division have blitzed rebel positions in the eastern Qalamoun region, scoring a major advance over the last 24 hours. According to military-affiliated sources, the Tiger Forces – backed up by airstrikes from Syrian warplanes – have managed to seize the Al-Kharnuba […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian rebels drive back ISIS offensive in southwest Daraa but at heavy cost – details

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:50 P.M.) – Syrian rebels have managed to turn back a threatening offensive launched by Islamic State affiliate militia Jaysh Khalid ibn al-Walid in southwest Daraa on Wednesday night. Sources report that Free Syrian Army fighters have recaptured all lost towns and points taken by ISIS in the last 12 hours including Sheikh […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army takes out rebel commander and his bodyguards with precision drone strike in south Aleppo

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Army has neutralized a leading rebel commander along with his bodyguards in southern Aleppo province by means of a precision drone strike. According to reports, the militant commander in question was Fouad al-Sarmah. He and the two bodyguards who protected him belonged to the Turkish-backed rebel group Faylaq […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army shells large rebel stronghold in north Hama with rockets despite nearby Turkish forces presence

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:50 P.M.) – On an almost daily basis, Syrian Army rocket artillery units shell the large rebel stronghold town of Al-Latamenah in northern Hama province despite the nearby presence of Turkish troops. The artillery attacks by government forces against the town are a response to the ongoing hostile activities of local militant groups […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: ISIS forces in south Damascus reportedly accept evacuation deal – details

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:41 P.M.) – Islamic State forces based in southern Damascus have apparently accepted a deal offered by the Syrian Army that will see them evacuated to the country’s east according to early, yet unconfirmed reports. Sources say that some 1,200 ISIS militants located in the districts of Yarmouk Camp and Hajjar al-Aswad will […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Over 1,500 militants leave eastern Qalamoun for northern Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 15 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – A large number of militants from Jaysh Al-Islam and their family members left the eastern Qalamoun region, today, after several buses arrived in the town of Dumayr this morning. According to a military source in Damascus, at least 20 buses arrived in Dumayr to transport more than 1,500 militants and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Global Debt is Now an Insane $164 Trillion, but Who Exactly Do We Owe?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Isaac Davis* - Who exactly has enslaved the human race so thoroughly in just the last hundred years?

The Great, the Good, and the ugly

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 15 hours ago
*Fisherman on the rocks at Sanxiantai.* Will you have the power of love or the love of power? The ugly stain of authoritarian Christianity has answered that it will have the latter, and impose it on everyone. Spreading out of the US to plague countries far from its borders with its insensate hatred, intolerance, and need for control, America's worthless, hideous analogue to the Chinese Communist Party's overseas influence campaign was in the news here this week. Now in Taiwan, it has suddenly metastasized from a hate-filled annoyance into a real menace to human rights. A friend put... more »

South Korean President Moon Jae-in: North Seeking 'Complete Denuclearization'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Reuters:* *South Korea's Moon says North seeking 'complete denuclearization'* SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has expressed its desire for “complete denuclearization” of the Korean peninsula and is not seeking conditions such as U.S. troops withdrawing from the South first, South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday. Moon said big-picture agreements about normalization of relations between the two Koreas and the United States should not be difficult to reach through planned summits between North and South, and between the North and the United States, in a bid to rein in ... more »

An Annual Basic Income

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 15 hours ago
It's noteworthy that Andrew Coyne has come out in support of an Annual Basic Income Program. He admits that present studies are highly speculative. Nonetheless, the results, speculative as they are, are intriguing. The PBO puts the cost of a nationwide rollout of the Ontario program, guaranteeing every adult of working age a minimum of $16,989 annually ($24,027 for couples), less 50 per cent of earned income — there’d also be a supplement of up to $6,000 for those with a disability — at $76.0 billion. What would it cost? That, too is highly speculative: The PBO estimates the cos... more »

Pentagon Wants A New Hypersonic Cruise Missile

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
The Air Force is working with Lockheed Martin to design a new hypersonic prototype. The service previously explored the technology with tests of the X-51A Waverider, shown here under the wing of a B-52 bomber. (U.S. Air Force graphic) *Defense News*: *Air Force awards nearly $1 billion contract for a hypersonic cruise missile* WASHINGTON ― The U.S. Air Force has selected Lockheed Martin to design and prototype a new hypersonic cruise missile, as part of a broad Pentagon push to kickstart America’s hypersonic arsenal. The indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for the “de... more »

Russia, Iran and China All Have a Plan to Kill America's Nuclear Submarines

Harry J. Kazianis at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Harry J. Kazianis* *Security, * What is it? *To be fair, the threat of super-stealthy diesel submarines being deployed around the world has been present for decades. Still, newer boats are coming armed with advanced anti-ship weapons and are being combined with new air-independent propulsion systems (AIP) making them near impossible to find in the ocean's depths—a one-two punch that can’t be ignored.* There is no force patrolling the world’s oceans more powerful than the mighty U.S. Navy. Washington’s nuclear-powered attack and ballistic submarines, aircraft carriers and surfa... more »

Here Is How China Could Crush America in a Naval War

Harry J. Kazianis at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Harry J. Kazianis* *Security, Asia* A battle for the ages. *While Kraska’s article certainly introduced this issue to a much broader audience, America’s armed forces had been aware of the problem for some time. Over the last ten years (or possibly more), the U.S. military has been working to ensure that various types of anti-access technologies—not just the much-discussed DF-21D carrier-killer missile Kraska depicts—won’t limit or altogether negate American power-projection capabilities across all domains of possible conflict, kinetic or otherwise.* Back in the Winter 2010 edi... more »

Les accords commerciaux avec le Japon et Singapour prêts pour la signature

bilaterals.org - 16 hours ago
19-Apr-2018 La Commission européenne propose aux États membres de signer les accords commerciaux avec le Japon et Singapour. Et envoie un nouveau signal de fermeté vers les États-Unis.

Union européenne : Éléments clés des accords sur le commerce et les investissements entre l'UE et Singapour

bilaterals.org - 16 hours ago
19-Apr-2018 Les accords sur le commerce et les investissements entre l'UE et Singapour sont les premiers accords bilatéraux de ce type à être conclus entre l'UE et un État membre de l'Association des nations de l'Asie du Sud-Est (ASEAN).


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
*The Wall Street Journal* quotes a Trump lawyer saying that Michael Cohen is likely to flip: One of President Donald Trump’s longtime legal advisers said he warned the president in a phone call Friday that Michael Cohen, Mr. Trump’s personal lawyer and close friend, would turn against the president and cooperate with federal prosecutors if faced with criminal charges. Mr. Trump made the call seeking advice from Jay Goldberg, who represented Mr. Trump in the 1990s and early 2000s. Mr. Goldberg said he cautioned the president not to trust Mr. Cohen. On a scale of 100 to 1, where 100 ... more »

Police Go Undercover for Months, Spend Thousands to Bust FSU Quarterback with Tiny Bit of Weed

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: fsu] Tallahassee Police Department raided Deondre Francois' apartment, starting QB for FSU, all to bust him with a tiny bit of weed. The post Police Go Undercover for Months, Spend Thousands to Bust FSU Quarterback with Tiny Bit of Weed appeared first on The Free Thought Project .

White House Pinning Its Hopes On The Europeans To 'Fix' The Iran Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
A gas flare on an oil production platform in the Soroush oil fields is seen alongside an Iranian flag in the Persian Gulf, Iran, July 25, 2005. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi/File Photo *Reuters: **U.S. hopes for success in talks with Europeans on 'fixing' Iran nuclear deal* The United States hopes to reach agreement with Britain, France and Germany to address President Donald Trump’s concerns about the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Washington’s disarmament ambassador said on Thursday. The crux of the accord between Iran and six major powers - Britain, China, France, Germany, Russia and the U... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Mystery Cambridge University student wins ‘best bum 2017’ and praises her ‘a**e and thighs’* A STUDENT known only as Vita has taken out “best bum of 2017”. She puts her success down to her “considerable a**e and thighs”. THIS is the voluptuous winner of Cambridge University’s ‘best bum’ 2017 award — who admits she has a “considerable a**e and thighs”. The undergraduate — named only as ‘Vita’ — believes her win over far slimmer entrants is a victory for “body acceptance”. Her saucy winning shot, leaning naked against an oak tree, won 24.32 per cent of the vote among readers of ... more »

What's unconscious bias training, and does it work?

Calvin K. Lai, Assistant Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Washington University in St Louis at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 16 hours ago
Starbucks is giving this training to its employees, but it’s still so new that there's no standard format and little research yet on whether it's effective.

The US is stingier with child care and maternity leave than the rest of the world

Joya Misra, Professor of Sociology & Public Policy, University of Massachusetts Amherst at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 16 hours ago
Research suggests that government spending on very young children is a good investment.

Iran's Currency Continues To Fall Even As It Switches From The Dollar To The Euro For Official Currency Reporting

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Stock market employees work at Tehran's Stock Exchange, Iran, Jan. 17, 2016. REUTERS/Raheb Homavandi/TIMA *Forbes: **Iran Fails To Halt Currency Crisis, One Week On From Imposing Drastic Restrictions On Dollar Trading* Tough new measures by the Central Bank of Iran (CBI) have largely failed to revive the value of the Iranian rial over the past week, based on open market exchange rates. On April 10, the government imposed a rate of IR42,000 to the US dollar and said anyone exchanging currency at a different rate was liable to prosecution. At the time the dollar was trading at IR61,... more »

Why (do) US forces remain near Manbij while ISIS has moved elsewhere in Syria?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
A picture taken on April 3, 2018, shows vehicles of *US-backed coalition forces driving in the northern Syrian town of Manbij* *Instead of using the headline “Why US forces remain near Manbij while ISIS has moved elsewhere in Syria”, as employed by Military Times, as a statement of fact. Pentagon propagandist Tara Copp, who is the "Pentagon Bureau Chief for Military Times" is telling you what to think about this strangeness. US Forces not pursuing ISIS? * * I’m going to use the same wording but present this post as a question by adding the word "do"& the question mark to the tit... more »

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani: Will Produce Any Weapons We Need

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Business Insider/Reuters:* *Iran parades missiles and jets in a veiled threat to the US, UK, and France after Syria strike* * President Hassan Rouhani said Iran would make or buy any weapons it needed to defend itself in a region beset by "invading powers." * Iran's military paraded missiles and soldiers in front of him on National Army Day. * "We are not living in a normal region, and we see invading powers have built bases around us. Disregarding the principles of international law, they intervene in regional affairs and invade other countries without U.N. permission," Iran's pr... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Great Barrier grief: Coral 'cooked to death' in scorching summer heatwave* *This is just an academic republication of some claims made in 2016, which were shown at the time to be greatly exaggerated. And note below that global sea surface temperatures actually FELL during late 2016.So if there was a big warming event in North Queensland waters at the time it was a LOCAL event, not a global one. So any coral damage was not caused by global warming.The BOM does record high temperatures in the reef area in 2016 but admits that there were several factors contributing... more »

It's All-Theater Thursday

LL at Virtual Mirage - 16 hours ago
*Comey Book Tour* Was/is James Comey just incompetent or is the whining weasel that we see flogging his book (sort of a preparatory move to the Stormy Daniels book tour) a sly, smug, self righteous calculator who was bent on destruction of President Trump? That's a loaded question because the Democrats feel that he betrayed Crooked Hillary Clinton. I don't believe that I will buy his book, not even to use as a doorstop, or as kindling for the fireplace, what a whining, miserable punk, James Comey has proved himself to be. What a self-promoting (kiss and tell) goofball. First we hav... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 hours ago
“Alas, regardless of their doom, the little victims play! No sense have they of ills to come, nor care beyond today.” - Thomas Gray

Peltier Delegation Meets with UN Rapporteur -- Freedom for Peltier

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 16 hours ago
Peltier Delegation Meets with UN Rapporteur -- Freedom for Peltier The Leonard Peltier Delegation met with UN Rapporteur Victoria Tauli Corpuz at the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues in New York.Join the Delegation in New York: Solidarity Center: Solidarity with Leonard PeltierSATURDAY APRIL 21, 2018, 1PM-10pm1:00PM: Indian Taco Fundraiser2:30PM: Warrior Film6:00PM: Speakers:

Top Republican official admits that they could not have won in Wisconsin without voter ID laws keeping thousands of eligible people from voting.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 16 hours ago
Courtesy of Mother Jones: *Election officials and Democrats in Wisconsin have repeatedly argued that the state’s strict voter ID law allowed Donald Trump to win the state in 2016 by keeping thousands of voters—predominantly in Democratic-leaning areas—from the polls. Now a top Republican official in the state is saying the same thing. * *“We battled to get voter ID on the ballot for the November ’16 election,” Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel, who defended the law in court, told conservative radio host Vicki McKenna on April 12. “How many of your listeners really honestly a...more »

50 Republicans Are Willing To Push Ryan Over The Cliff To Solve The DREAMers Problem

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
When going over the new poll from Muhlenberg College of Pennsylvania voters the other day, I noticed question about DACA. It was the most agreed-upon topic in the entire survey 81% of voters favor DACA. That's especially interesting because 40% of voters identified themselves as Republicans. What about other states? I have a feeling that voters in other states-- maybe not Confederate states, but normal states-- feel the same way as Pennsylvania voters. How do i know? "Queen of the hill" rules rarely pass. When it does it enables the House to consider a specified measure without ap... more »

Mayor Of Naples Tells The U.S. Navy That The US Sub That Attacked Syria "Not Welcome" Back To Italy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
USS John Warner. Wikipedia *Newsweek*:* U.S. Nuclear Submarine That Attacked Syria 'Not Welcome' Back to Naples, Italy* The U.S. nuclear submarine that took part in a series of missile strikes conducted by U.S., French and U.K. warships and warplanes against suspected Syrian chemical weapons sites is not welcome near the waters of one of Italy's largest seaports, according to the city's mayor. Naples Mayor Luigi de Magistris wrote last week to Rear Admiral Arturo Faraone, head of the city's port authority, complaining that the official had given permission to allow Virginia-class ... more »

Trump Walks Back Pro-TPP Remarks, Touts Bilateral Deals

Alex Newman at rss - 17 hours ago
[image: trump-walks-back-pro-tpp-remarks-touts-bilateral-deals] After suggesting last week that the U.S. government would seek to rejoin the sovereignty-shredding Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), President Donald Trump took to social media on April 18 to slam the controversial “free trade” regime that he once described as the “rape of our country.” Instead, Trump is seeking a bilateral agreement with remaining Pacific-rim governments such as Japan. Grassroots conservatives celebrated the announcement. But establishment voices were less than happy about it.

California State University, Fresno professor cheers the death of Barbara Bush

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 17 hours ago
Randa Jarrar tweeted, “Barbara Bush was a generous and smart and amazing racist..." More The post California State University, Fresno professor cheers the death of Barbara Bush appeared first on The Duran.

170 Members of the US Congress Introduce Resolution Calling for Trump EPA Head Pruitt’s Resignation

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 17 hours ago
Albuquerque New Mexico and the Sandia Mountains at sunset “Senator Tom Udall — US Senator for New Mexico Today, I … Continue reading →

“Google Is Always Listening: Live Test”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*“Google Is Always Listening: Live Test”* "Does Google and Facebook listen in and record conversations and audio even when they're not open? I perform a live test on Google to discover whether Google listens to my microphone even when my browser is turned off to target it's advertisements better.” - https://www.youtube.com/

Iran, The United States and the Imposition of Democracy

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 17 hours ago
With Washington being positively apoplectic about the possibility that a foreign nation was involved in U.S. election meddling in 2016, a look at a Congressional Research Service document from February 17, 2017 entitled "Iran: Politics, Human Rights, and U.S. Policy" by Kenneth Katzman is particularly relevant. In this report, the author looks at the complex political relationship between the United States and Iran and how, since the fall of the Shah of Iran in 1979m, Washington has attempted to manipulate Iran's political system, an issue that is of interest given the recent unrest... more »

Immanuel Kant on the Possibility of Ugliness

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 17 hours ago
In *Values of Beauty: Historical Essays in Aesthetics*, (Chapter: “Kant on the Purity of the Ugly”), Paul Guyer points out that, according to Kant, our response to the beauty of a thing on one hand and the ugliness of a thing on the other have fundamentally different sources. Our response to beauty is a purely aesthetic response, whereas the feeling that a work is ugly is an impure aesthetic judgment—in many cases we perceive a thing as ugly because we feel discomfort at the thing’s failure to satisfy our expectations or because we find it to be morally offensive or physically disa... more »

Syria Hands Over 2 Unexploded Cruise Missiles to Russia After US Strike

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 17 hours ago
*TASS* *Two cruise missiles found unexploded by the Syrian military after the US missile strike on April 14 have been handed over to Russia, a source in the Syrian defense ministry told TASS on Thursday.* *"Two cruise missiles that did not detonate during the US missile strike on Syria overnight to April 14 were found by the Syrian military. Both are in rather good condition. These missiles were handed over to Russian officer the day before yesterday (April 17)," the source said, adding that both "were sent to Russia by plane yesterday (April 18)**."* *TASS has no official confirm...more »

Our genes: gateway to health - and to marketers?

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 18 hours ago
A friend has recently had a chilling experience concerning the commercial genetic testing that's widely available now (more about her below). Here's an excerpt from a 2013 Scientific American article analyzing what's going on in that field. It appears that some, perhaps all, companies offering "free" or low-cost genetic testing may, in reality, be engaging in massive data gathering about their customers - and, by extension, those customers' relatives. Since late 2007, 23andMe has been known for offering cut-rate genetic testing. Spit in a vial, send it in, and the company will lo...more »

“America: The Next Venezuela”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
*“America: The Next Venezuela”* by Bill Bonner "‘Your flight has been cancelled.’ Those were not the words we were hoping to hear when we got to Dulles International Airport last night. But Air France is on strike. So we quickly changed plans…and travelled to Paris on United. That wasn’t the end of it…because the French train crews are on strike, too. C’est la France! Ever resourceful, our US based assistant found a driver who would take us out to Normandy, where our car has been parked for the last two months, faithfully awaiting the return of its master. The car is very patient w... more »

Summary: Briefs on al-Qahtani’s Motion to Compel

hlarson at Lawfare - 18 hours ago
A U.S. Navy bus passes Camp Delta, a prison at Guantanamo Bay. (Photo: Wikimedia/U.S. Air Force) Thursday morning, Judge Rosemary Collyer of the D.C. federal district court will hear argument on whether the government may be compelled to examine Guantanamo Bay detainee and alleged 9/11 conspirator Mohammed al-Qahtani to determine whether he is “eligible for direct repatriation.” Al-Qahtani, whom U.S. officials have acknowledged was tortured and who, according to his medical expert, suffers various psychological and physical ailments that cannot be treated while still held in custo... more »

“The market is too concentrated” – Sajid Javid’s warning to housebuilders

Liam Halligan at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 18 hours ago
“Housing is this Government’s number one domestic priority,” says Sajid Javid. “The affordability gap faced by home-buyers poses economic problems, but is also the biggest barrier to social mobility in this country today – and I’m determined to tackle that”. Speaking exclusively to UnHerd, to mark the publication of Home Truths by Liam Halligan, Javid […] The post “The market is too concentrated” – Sajid Javid’s warning to housebuilders appeared first on UnHerd.

Ozymandias: Population Meltdown in Scotland as Additional Support Needs Rise by 600% in a Decade

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
by John Stone I have been looking at Scotland’s 2017 special educational needs data, published last month amid zero publicity – these days we do not even have to “bury the bad news”. It just gets published on a government...

SKRIPAL AFFAIR: Nikki Haley Already Back-Tracking on Russian ‘Novichok’ Case

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 18 hours ago
*21WIRE + RT* | Here is the list of lies which US and UK representatives have been repeating about Russia - in order to cover-up a lack of proof for their damning indictments.

This almost got lost in all of the recent news lately, but yet another Republican is jumping ship.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
After discussions with my family & careful reflection, I have decided to leave Congress in the coming weeks. Serving the people of #PA15 has been a tremendous responsibility & the privilege of a lifetime. pic.twitter.com/p8mik6s8ix — Rep. Charlie Dent (@RepCharlieDent) April 17, 2018 Charlie Dent was actually one of the least odious Republicans, I think they called him a moderate or something like that. Which I think in conservative circles means he was not one who masturbated with his gun while staring at a picture of Ronald Reagan. However he was a Republican so he has gotta g... more »

Trump demands unilateral concessions as condition for meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 19 hours ago
Peace is seen as a reward for North Korea, if it agrees to be good and play by America's rules More The post Trump demands unilateral concessions as condition for meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un appeared first on The Duran.

BZ Samples Tested at Swiss Lab in Skripal Case ‘Nothing To Do’ with Salisbury – OPCW Chief

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 19 hours ago
BZ Samples Tested at Swiss Lab in Skripal Case ‘Nothing To Do’ with Salisbury – OPCW Chief by https://www.rt.com/ Samples of the BZ nerve agent were tested at the OPCW-accredited Swiss lab in the Skripal poisoning case, but only as part of control procedures, the chemical watchdog said, adding they otherwise had “nothing to do” with […]

Al Qaeda, ISIS, Militants May Plot Chemical Attack to Set Stage for Joint Offensive in Syria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 19 hours ago
Militants May Plot Chemical Attack to Set Stage for Joint Offensive in Syria by https://sputniknews.com/ A military diplomatic source reported on Thursday that Militants in south Syria are planning to launch simultaneous chemical attacks against government forces. – Militants may plot a chemical attack against civilians to set stage for joint offensive, according to the military diplomatic source. The source […]

Family’s Shipping Company Could Pose Problems For Trump’s Transportation Secretary Chao (Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s Wife)

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 19 hours ago
From ProPublica.org: “Family’s Shipping Company Could Pose Problems for Trump’s Transportation Pick: Elaine Chao’s family owns ships flagged abroad, a … Continue reading →

New York Atty General Urges State Lawmakers To Close New York’s Double Jeopardy Loophole To Prevent Those Pardoned By Trump From Evading Potential State Prosecution

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 19 hours ago
News Release from the Office of New York Attorney General Schneiderman: “A.G. Schneiderman Sends Letter Urging State Lawmakers To Close … Continue reading →

Still unclear when mission can be deployed to Syria’s Douma, OPCW chief says

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
The security situation does not allow experts from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) to enter the Syrian town of Douma, where an alleged chemical weapons attack took place on April 7, OPCW Director General Ahmet Uzumcu said on Wednesday. According to Uzumcu, experts from the United Nations Department of Safety and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army uncovers massive rebel tunnel network in Douma

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – Footage from Monday showed a massive labyrinth of underground tunnels used by the Jaish al-Islam militant group sprawling under the recently-liberated Douma in Eastern Ghouta. “The warehouse in Douma is like a city beneath a city… tunnel upon tunnel, even extending to the other [Western] Ghouta,” a local said. According […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Jaysh Al-Islam hands over large quantity of heavy weapons to Russian military (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:30 A.M.) – Jaysh Al-Islam turned in their heavy weapons to the Russian military police this week, fulfilling their last obligation prior to their departure from the eastern Qalamoun town of Dumayr. The militant group handed over a large quantity of heavy weapons, which included several anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), RPGs, machine guns, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army gives ISIS 48 hours to surrender southern Damascus districts

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has given the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists 48 hours to surrender their positions in the southern districts of Damascus, Al-Watan reported this morning. According to the pro-government newspaper, the Islamic State will have 48 hours to leave southern Damascus for eastern Syria; if they refuse, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

ISIS captures new town in southwest Daraa

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:50 A.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) affiliates in southwestern Dara’a scored a new advance against the Free Syrian Army (FSA) this week, following a big attack by their forces near the Jordanian border. According to local reports from southwest Dara’a, the Islamic State captured the town of Sheikh Sa’ad after a short […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Young boy filmed in Douma chemical weapons video speaks to Russia TV (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:50 A.M.) – The young boy in the Douma chemical weapons video, Hassan Diab, was interviewed this week by Russia 24 TV in regards to this alleged incident. Diab told Russia 24 TV he and his mother had heard loud voices in the street during the alleged chemical weapons attack and that they […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Kurdish forces reportedly arrest German 9/11 plotter in northern Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 A.M.) – A German national accused of helping to plot the terrorist attack on September 11, 2001 has been arrested by the Kurdish security forces in northern Syria, the AFP News Agency reported. “Mohammed Haydar Zammar has been arrested by Kurdish security forces in northern Syria and is now being interrogated,” a […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US-led strikes had ‘limited impact’ on Syria’s alleged chemical weapons: US official

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:50 A.M.) – The US-led strikes on Syria’s alleged chemical weapons stockpile had a “limited impact” on their future capabilities to wage an attack like this, four US officials told Reuters News Agency on Thursday. “The conclusion contrasts with the Trump administration’s assertion that the strikes on Saturday hit at the heart of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Mass Hysteria: Are You One Of Tens Of Thousands Celebrating Surviving End Of World? - Expect Continued Panic Attacks For Weeks

Robert Walker at Science 2.0 blogs - 20 hours ago
This is another of my posts to help victims of fake doomsdays. For the last three weeks we've had constant PM's and comments on Doomsday Debunked as a result of a viral hoax that pranked probably hundreds of thousands of people worldwide. Many of them are young children still at school who came across it on social media, on twitter, Facebook, reddit or YouTube, or as a result of the sensationalist press. read more


Anon at Aangirfan - 21 hours ago
... Hassan Diab explains that the 'chemical attack', on 7 April 2018, in Douma in Syria, was fake. Hassan Diab says that he and his mother heard loud voices on the street, urging everyone to rush to the hospitals. When Hassan entered the hospital, unknown people grabbed him, poured water on him and then put him with other patients. *Hassan Diab says:* "We were in the basement. "Mom told me that today we don't have anything to eat and that we will eat tomorrow. "We heard a cry outside, calling 'go to the hospital.' "We ran to the hospital and as soon as I entered, they grabbed... more »

Is The Dome of The Rock, The Next 9/11 False Flag By Israel?

cefrith@hotmail.com at Charles Frith - 21 hours ago
Jeremy Rothe-Kushel and Adam Green are both Jewish. I welcome their courage in speaking up against the obvious Zionist connection to 9/11. In this video discussion they talk about I Pet... Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced

Phantasmic Phoenicia

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I always wondered about Phoenicia simply because the closer you looked the further away it got. What does not exist is a land based city or even a people calling themselves Phoenicians ever. What does exist is a global community of sea men who resided wherever they were comfortable and who easily escaped when they were not. There was always another port down the coast happy to see them. Thus even Levantine seamen means little. It also speaks to the Genesis of the Atlanteans who at least had a city that was lost. What does ring home is that such folk were ungovernable but coul... more »

What is good science?

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
When your understanding of physics establishes that empirical infinity is a large number and that the inverse is a small number establishing the scaling system of the universe, it soon becomes impossible to securely observe what must be the foundation details. It has been possible to image a neutron sort of. Yet that neutron could by constructed from 600 dark matter elements or so. Each dark matter element is additionally constructed from likely 1200 additional components. All while dropping the implied scale by a 1000 and then a million. So far there is no plausible way to us...more »

lucid dreaming playbook MILD

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
*[image: Young Woman Sleeping by Jean-Baptiste Santerre, Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. Courtesy Wikipedia]* Suddenly we have a viable trigger protocol. From this follows creditable therapies as well. In fact all this could now lead to a serious revolution is mental health care as it allows for a planned program of useful dreams. I would set my alarm to ring at the five hour mark or at least two hours before you normally wake up. Then you can do the mantra as you are slipping back to sleep for the last two hours. All good and practical as well. Sweet dream... more »

Too much Prostate testing is dangerous

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Ouch. What makes this awful is the clear prospect of a false diagnosis simply because the treatment protocols are themselves killers. What does remain is that urinary problems are an age related risk for men and well worth addressing with something other than a cancer diagnosis that licenses chop and dice. Our science is getting better as well and postponement may be a viable choice as well. It is certainly the case for those over eighty.. *Too much testing is dangerous: Prostate cancer screening does NOT save lives, puts men at risk according to groundbreaking study* *Friday, M... more »

Social Media Choices: Leave, Migrate, Or Remain?

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 21 hours ago
The US’ newest National Security Strategy warns about how Russia is supposedly “exploit[ing] marketing techniques to target individuals based upon their activities, interests, opinions, and values”, but that’s actually what US intelligence agencies and now even private “deep state”-linked companies are doing in order to manipulate the masses. The post Social Media Choices: Leave, Migrate, Or Remain? appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*by Noah* I get all sorts of emails from Trumpanzee and his Repug Party. I'm on their list so that you don't have to be. Lately, I've been getting ones that reflect an increasing paranoia. Imagine that! One, for instance, purports to be from Trump and asks, plaintively, "Noah, are you still with me?" Of course these emails are all about raising money for his re-election or that of some other Republican goon somewhere in America. I'm tempted to just reply something along the lines of "Hey, fuck you asshole. If you're half as rich as you claim to be, just pay your own way. You don't... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 22 hours ago
*Adam Armoush* The 'anti-semitic attack' in Berlin, on 17 April 2018, appears to be an Israeli-organised False Flag? Adam Armoush, the 'Jewish man' attacked on the Berlin street, has stated that he is not Jewish. *'Jewish Man' Attacked in Berlin Says He's an Arab* *- Haaretz* 21-year-old Adam Armoush has told German media that he is an Arab. "I'm not Jewish; I'm an Israeli; I grew up in Israel in an Arab family," Adam Armoush told German broadcaster Deutsche Welle. In the 'attack', which was filmed by the Israeli, Adam Armoush was slightly injured by a belt. Armoush told Kan ...more »

EPA Faces Lawsuit For Withholding Records Related To Pesticide Rule Change

Derrick Broze at Activist Post - 22 hours ago
By Derrick Broze The Environmental Protection Agency is facing a lawsuit for failing to release records related to its decision to remove two rules aimed... more »

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Chemical weapons watchdog has not yet begun work in Douma, where dozens were killed in a suspected April 7 gas attack https://t.co/yjcOyL24bg @AFPgraphics pic.twitter.com/f3bAIc05EM — AFP news agency (@AFP) April 19, 2018 US President Donald Trump says that if his planned talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un are not fruitful he will "walk out". https://t.co/1gXHmyrzrE pic.twitter.com/EBB2EUFsl3 — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) April 19, 2018 Former @USNavy fighter pilot safely lands @SouthwestAir plane, and the Navy creates a new overseas command — all in 60 seconds or less. ... more »

UN Security Team Delays Inspectors Entrance to Douma for ‘Safety’

Jason Ditz at 23 hours ago
[image: undefined] The UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) continues to prevent chemical inspectors from entering Douma for their investigation, citing safety concerns. They have offered no timetable for when the Organization for Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) inspectors will be allowed in. The OPCW inspectors did not visit Monday, and there were a lot of allegationsexchanged as to why. Though British officials blamed Russia for the delay, it is now clear that the UNDSS is driving the scheduling. The UNDSS team visited two sites in Douma, but fled both times. In the... more »

Waco and the Attack on Syria

Steve Byas at rss - 23 hours ago
[image: waco-and-the-attack-on-syria] Twenty-five years ago today, the U.S. government used chemical weapons on its own people — but no foreign nations retaliated against America.

First Month of Military Takeover, Rio Robberies Rise to Record Levels

Nelson Belen at The Rio Times - 23 hours ago
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Wednesday, April 18th, Rio de Janeiro’s Instituto de Segurança Publica – ISP (Public Security Institute), released the state’s much-anticipated crime statistics for March 2018, the first full month of the federal military intervention. Despite the military takeover, robberies in Rio actually rose to record-breaking […]

USA Rep Lies About Leonard Peltier at UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 23 hours ago
USA Representative Lies About Leonard Peltier at UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues Letter to Democracy Now! by Tony Gonzales Jean Roach, Lakota, speaks on video below Censored News I am Tony Gonzales, executive director with AIM-WEST. I and members of our delegation that also include members of the International Leonard Peltier Defense Committee are attending the UN

Colonel Demoted And Others Punished Over Dinosaur Puppet Video During A Re-Enlistment Oath

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Master Sgt. Robin Brown, right, a public affairs officer with the Tennessee Air National Guard, recites her oath of re-enlistment using a dinosaur hand puppet in an April 13 video. (Screenshot of video from Facebook) *Air Force Times*: *Colonel demoted, immediately retired from Air National Guard over dinosaur puppet video* The Tennessee Air National Guard colonel who led a re-enlistment ceremony in which a senior noncommissioned officer recited her oath using a dinosaur puppet has been demoted and retired. Army Maj. Gen. Terry Haston, the adjutant general for the Tennessee Nation... more »

The Clock Is Ticking For The Dollar Devaluation And Subsequent Gold Revaluation Many Times Higher

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
The Clock Is Ticking For The Dollar Devaluation And Subsequent Gold Revaluation Many Times Higher by https://www.silverdoctors.com/ Lynette Zang explains how there’s already been one currency devaluation with a gold revaluation two days later, and soon it will be America’s turn. Here’s why… Lynette Zang interviewed on Reluctant Preppers: – Are the markets set to resume their record […]

Bolton urges for a new “Arab Coalition” to fill America’s shoes in Syria

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 23 hours ago
Just the thing that is needed to save the Syrian people More The post Bolton urges for a new “Arab Coalition” to fill America’s shoes in Syria appeared first on The Duran.

Syrian military launches largest attack on last rebel bastion in east Damascus

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 A.M.) – The Syrian military launched their largest attack against the militants in the eastern Qalamoun region of Damascus, yesterday, a source told Al-Masdar News. Led by their Tiger Forces, the Syrian Arab Army unleashed a large barrage of missiles and artillery shells into the eastern Qalamoun region on Wednesday, causing considerable […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army hands over two intact US cruise missiles that failed to detonate to Russian military – reports

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:05 A.M.) – According to the TASS news agency claiming to cite a source in the Syrian Ministry of Defense, the Syrian Army has handed over two intact US cruise missiles to the Russian military. The cruise missiles in question had been used to attack Syria during a US-led strike operation against Syrian […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Trump says US, Russia had deadly fight in Syria (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:35 A.M.) – “There has been nobody tougher on Russia than President Donald Trump between building up the military,” US President Donald Trump said during a press conference with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Mar-a-Lago, Florida, Wednesday. “There was no collusion with Russia, other than by the democrats, or as I call […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Houthi forces claim to score direct hit on Saudi airport with ballistic missile in new attack

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:40 A.M.) – At some point during the night of Wednesday to Thursday, Houthi rebels fired a short range ballistic missile into Saudi Arabia, targeting a large airport in the country’s south. Specifically, Houthi forces fired the missile – identified as a Badr-1 type design – at the Jizan Regional Airport. Houthi military […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

First pictures of infamous Jaysh al-Islam prison in Douma where thousands of civilians, soldiers were held captive

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 A.M.) – The first pictures have emerged – released by Syrian state media – showing Jaysh al-Islam’s infamous At-Tubah prison inside (or rather underneath) the city of Douma in Damascus’ East Ghouta region. According to sources, the jail site held thousands of prisoners – both civilian hostages and captured soldiers – during […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

VIDEO: Houthi rebels blow-up entire squad of Saudi-backed fighters with missile strike in northwest Yemen

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:25 A.M.) – Video footage (below) has been released showing the moment that Houthi rebels engaged a truck full of Saudi-backed fighters in Yemen’s Al-Jawf Governorate. Houthi forces employed an anti-tank guided missile system (likely of the Russian-built Konkurs or Fagot type) to attack the truck, scoring a direct hit and completely destroying […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army deploys new 500-mm rocket artillery system for future operations – details

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 A.M.) – A new rocket artillery system – natively produced by Syrian military industry – has been approved for service with the the Syrian Army following the completion of field tests. According to sources, the new weapon is called the Goulan-1000 (seen above), the latest model of the Syrian Army’s Goulan self-propelled […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Endocannabinoid Deficiency Suspected As Cause For Fibromyalgia.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 1 day ago
Endocannabinoid Deficiency Suspected As Cause For Fibromyalgia – Women With Fibromyalgia http://fibrowomen.com/endocannabinoid-deficiency-suspected-as-cause-for-fibromyalgia/ Advertisements

Lawyers could be replaced by artificial intelligence

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 1 day ago
Lawyers could be replaced by artificial intelligence https://www.cnbc.com/2017/02/17/lawyers-could-be-replaced-by-artificial-intelligence.html?__source=facebook%7Cmain

SpaceX Just Launched NASA’s Exoplanet-Hunting Telescope (Gee I Wonder What They’ll Find)

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 1 day ago
SpaceX Just Launched NASA’s Exoplanet-Hunting Telescope (Gee I Wonder What They’ll Find) https://futurism.com/tess-telescope-exoplanets-launch/amp/?__twitter_impression=true

"For Thousands of Years, Humans Slept in Two Shifts. Should We Do It Again?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"For Thousands of Years, Humans Slept in Two Shifts.* * Should We Do It Again?”* by Robby Berman “She was wide awake and it was nearly two in the morning. When asked if everything was alright, she said, “Yes.” Asked why she couldn’t get to sleep she said, “I don’t know.” Neuroscientist Russell Foster of Oxford might suggest she was exhibiting “a throwback to the bi-modal sleep pattern." Research suggests we used to sleep in two segments with a period of wakefulness in-between. A. Roger Ekirch, historian at Virginia Tech, uncovered our segmented sleep history in his 2005 book "At D... more »

Oil Sands – Oily Problems

Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 1 day ago
The vast oil sand deposits in Alberta, Canada, occasionally yield excellent fossils, the latest one during the year 2011 when an almost perfectly formed nodosaur was found. It was an armoured herbivore that walked on four legs, but the unique … Continue reading →

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Loading Munitions* Marines load bombs onto an F-35 Lightning II aircraft during a distributed short takeoff vertical landing operation in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor course 2-18 at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz., March 30. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Ashley McLaughlin *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from the following photo-gallery .... *Marines Arm, Refuel F-35 Lightning II Aircraft* (US Department of Defense).

Musical Interlude: Alan Parsons Project, “Ammonia Avenue”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Alan Parsons Project, “Ammonia Avenue” -https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NK-_2G7MMgc

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Following an ancient galaxy-galaxy collision 200 million light-years from Earth, debris from a gas-rich galaxy, NGC 5291, was flung far into intergalactic space. NGC 5291 and the likely interloper, also known as the "Seashell" galaxy, are captured near the center of this spectacular scene. The sharp, ground-based telescopic image looks toward the galaxy cluster Abell 3574 in the southern constellation Centaurus. *Click image for larger size.* Stretched along the 100,000 light-year long tidal tails, are clumps resembling dwarf galaxies, but lacking old stars, apparently dominated by ...more »

"Be Not Afraid Of Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"These then are my last words to you: Be not afraid of life. Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact." - William James

White House And U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis Are Denying Reports That Mattis Asked President Trump To Get Congress's Approval On Syria Strikes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail:* *White House shoots down report Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told Trump he should get Congress to vote before Syria airstrikes as 'categorically false'* * Mattis made the recommendation after Trump had already tweeted to 'get Ready Russia,' according to the New York Times * Trump also wrote that the U.S. munitions would be 'smart' * According to the report Mattis urged a congressional vote, which some lawmakers urged as a way to get buy-in, add to the weight of strikes * White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders called it 'completely false' * Trump wanted to ... more »


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Are Orange County Democrats Selling Congressional Nominations?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*This is what a DCCC recruit who wants to buy a congressional seat looks like* Well... we'll see. That's certainly the DCCC's most fervent desire. They scumbags at 430 S. Capitol St SE in Washington prefer that and recruit candidates and on self-funding capacity. So let's look at who's self-funding in the 4 Orange county districts that Hillary won but that have Republican incumbents. First is CA-39, where really stupid DCCC staffers stumbled and actually recruited two very wealthy candidates, Gil Cisneros and Mai-KhanhTran, neither of whom live sin the district. So here's the self-...more »

"Free Download: Kahlil Gibran, "The Madman"; "The Seven Selves"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Seven Selves"* by Kahlil Gibran "In the silent hour of the night, as I lay half asleep, my seven selves sat together and thus conversed in whispers: *First Self:* Here, in this madman, I have dwelt all these years, with naught to do but renew his pain by day and recreate his sorrow by night. I can bear my fate no longer, and now I must rebel. *Second Self:* Yours is a better lot than mine, brother, for it is given me to be this madman's joyous self. I laugh his laughter and sing his happy hours, and with thrice winged feet I dance his brighter thoughts. It is I that would ... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "The Summer Day"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* "The Summer Day"* "Who made the world? Who made the swan, and the black bear? Who made the grasshopper? This grasshopper, I mean- the one who has flung herself out of the grass, the one who is eating sugar out of my hand, who is moving her jaws back and forth instead of up and down- who is gazing around with her enormous and complicated eyes. Now she lifts her pale forearms and thoroughly washes her face. Now she snaps her wings open, and floats away. I don't know exactly what a prayer is. I do know how to pay attention, how to fall down into the grass, how to kneel down in the grass, h... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Walnut Creek, California, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"Winter Is Coming", Part 3

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Winter Is Coming", Part 3* by Jim Quinn “The very survival of the nation will feel at stake. Sometime before the year 2025, America will pass through a great gate in history, commensurate with the American Revolution, Civil War, and twin emergencies of the Great Depression and World War II.” – Strauss & Howe, "The Fourth Turning" In Part One of this article I laid out the reasons for Gray Champions arising to meet challenges during crisis periods in history. In Part Two of this article I assessed the configuration of Gray Champions throughout the world and the potential impact ... more »

"Woulda, Coulda, Shoulda..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"It is what it is, and it was what it was. Don’t fret the could-haves because if it should-have, it would-have." - Unknown

“Our Strange Attraction To Self-Destructive Behaviors, Choices, & Incentives”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Our Strange Attraction To Self-Destructive Behaviors, * *Choices, & Incentives”* by Charles Hugh Smith "The gravitational pull of self-destructive behaviors, choices and incentives is scale-invariant, meaning that we can discern the strange attraction to self-destruction in the entire scale of human experience, from individuals to families to groups to entire societies. The proliferation of self-destructive behaviors, choices and incentives in our socio-economic system is profoundly troubling. Exhibit 1 is the opioid epidemic (charts below, click image for larger size). How did we... more »

Hydroponics – In A Jar

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 1 day ago
How to do Hydroponic Gardening in jars, with no special equipment. Continue reading →

NASA Engineer: A Woman Should Be The First Person on Mars

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 1 day ago
*Newsweek:* "Allison McIntyre, who oversees NASA's Space Vehicle Mockup Facility in Houston, the home base for astronaut training, said it's only fair that a woman takes humanity's first steps on Mars. Twelve humans have set foot on a planetary body beyond Earth. All 12 were men, walking on the Moon during the late 1960s and early 1970s as part of the Apollo missions. NASA's first female astronaut to fly in the space shuttle, Sally Ride, notoriously had to explain that she wouldn't need 100 tampons for a week in space, in 1983. McIntyre says, "We have female astronauts, but we h...more »

Hey! Yo! Ohio, Your Elected Officials Passed A Bill So Telecom Companies May Now Install More Small Cell Towers in Residential Yards and Everywhere Else.

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By B.N. Frank Dear Ohioans, last week, comedian, Bill Maher made a crack about cell phones. You are tolerating things right now that will make...more »

The Navy Has Big Plans To Defend the Fleet From Missile Attacks (From Russia or China)

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * EW is back. U.S. Navy warships are getting a significant boost in electronic warfare capability that should help protect those vessels from missile attack. Engineers at the Navy’s Naval Surface Warfare Center - Crane Division are upgrading the AN/SLQ-32 electronic warfare (EW) system, which was originally introduced in the 1970s, to the current state of the art. “The primary mission of the Surface EW System is Anti-Ship Missile Defense, which is all about the protection of the ships,” Bryan Fox, NSWC Crane’s AN/SLQ-32(V)6 In-Service Engineering Agen...more »

Taiwan Armed with the F-35: China's Worst Nightmare or a Big Mistake?

David An at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*David An* *Security, * A brewing debate is emerging on this very topic? In a recent letter to President Donald Trump, dated March 26, Senators John Cornyn and James Inhofe advocated the sale of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) to Taiwan. “Taiwan has a legitimate requirement to field a modern fighter fleet to address a myriad of defense contingencies,” The reasoning within the senators’ letter was simple and clear: “China shows the ability to successfully wage war against Taiwan for the first time since the 1950s.” They continued in their letter to the president, “However... more »

Is Russia And The U.S. On The Verge Of A Nuclear Arms Race?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Russian Topol inter-continental ballistic missiles are pictured during a rehearsal for the nation's annual May 9 Victory Day parade (file photo) *The Guardian:* *US and Russian nuclear arsenals set to be unchecked for first time since 1972* Arms control experts have signed a statement warning international constraints will expire in 2021 unless a new nuclear deal is reached. The US and Russian nuclear arsenals could soon be unconstrained by any binding arms control agreements for the first time since 1972, triggering an expensive and dangerous new arms race, a group of former offici... more »

No Data on Novichok’s Country Or Lab of Origin – UK Delegation at OPCW

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT Published on Apr 18, 2018 OPCW representatives say they cannot identify the country or laboratory of origin of the nerve agent used in the Skripal poisoning. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/93j2 end

Israel’s Gaza Blockade Blamed for Water Crisis

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Israel’s Gaza Blockade Blamed for Water Crisis by https://www.aljazeera.com/ The water from Gaza’s taps is unsafe to drink because it contains dangerous levels of chlorine and sulphate. – Clean drinking water is a luxury in Gaza. Waste treatment plants cannot work at full capacity because of electricity and fuel shortages, which means sewage is pumped directly into the […]

Rand Paul Talks Syrian False Flag

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Alex Jones Channel Published on Apr 18, 2018 Alex Jones presents a video clip of Rand Paul on CNN pushing back against the narrative supported Wolf Blitzer, and he suggests that perhaps someone other than Assad committed the gas attack. end

Pentagon Insider: Neocons Planning War Against Syria And Russia — Trump In Danger

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Alex Jones Channel Published on Apr 18, 2018 Zaq joins Alex Jones live over the phone to break down his Pentagon, insider intelligence about the war planned against Syria and Russia by the Neocons burrowed into Trump’s administration. end

BBC Presenter Declares ‘Info War Against Russia’ After Ex-Navy Chief Questions Syria ‘Evidence’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
BBC Presenter Declares ‘Info War Against Russia’ After Ex-Navy Chief Questions Syria ‘Evidence’ by https://www.rt.com/ During a live interview, a BBC news presenter declared “we’re in an information war with Russia” after a former Royal Navy chief questioned the “extraordinary” claims surrounding an alleged chemical attack in Syria. – Former Navy Admiral Lord West’s questioning of […]

US Scholar: Bolton a ‘Terrorist-Minded’ Person Trying ‘to Get US Into Wars’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
US Scholar: Bolton a ‘Terrorist-Minded’ Person Trying ‘to Get US Into Wars’ by https://sputniknews.com/ Radio Sputnik discussed the current situation in Syria and US military operations abroad with Wayne Madsen, a US journalist specializing in international affairs, following reports that two F-15 jets belonging to Israeli Air Force carried out a strike on Syria’s T-4 air […]

Scientist Debunks US Claims — Releases Video Evidence US Bombed Syrian Cancer Research Facility

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Scientist Debunks US Claims—Releases Video Evidence US Bombed Syrian Cancer Research Facility by Rachel Blevins, https://thefreethoughtproject.com/ While the U.S. brags that it attacked a chemical weapons facility in Syria, witnesses claim that it actually destroyed a cancer research center. – Damascus, Syria – The United States launched around 120 missiles targeting the Syrian government on Friday, and […]

Syrian Conflict Is A Distraction From A Secret War

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Syrian Conflict Is A Distraction From A Secret War by Brandon Smith, http://www.alt-market.com/ Back in March 2010 I published an article titled ‘Will Globalists Trigger Yet Another World War?’under the pen name Giordano Bruno describing what I felt would be the most effective triggers for a new global conflict. In that article I pointed to Syria as the […]

Alas, This Is Far From Over!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Alas, This Is Far From Over! by http://thesaker.is/ Let’s begin by a short summary of events. – * About a month ago Nikki Haley announces to the UNSC that the USA is ready to violate the rules of this very self-same UNSC should a chemical attack happen in Syria * Then the Russians announced that they […]

One America News Network (OAN) Broadcasts from Douma, Syria: “No Chemical Weapons Attack” Ever Took Place

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
One America News Network (OAN) Broadcasts from Douma, Syria: “No Chemical Weapons Attack” Ever Took Place by ALEX CHRISTOFOROU, http://theduran.com/ OAN Investigation Finds No Evidence of Chemical Weapon Attack in Syria Finally some real American journalism. One America’s Pearson Sharp visited the war-torn town of Douma outside the capital of Damascus, looking for evidence of a chemical […]

Britain Admits OPCW Did Not Confirm ‘Essential Evidence’ on Origin of Skripal Poison

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Britain Admits OPCW Did Not Confirm ‘Essential Evidence’ on Origin of Skripal Poison by https://www.rt.com/ The British delegation to the OPCW has admitted that international chemical weapons inspectors did not confirm the origin of the nerve agent used in the Salisbury ex-spy poisoning. – The UK’s representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons […]

COLLAPSE PROTECTION: Ounces of Gold Needed. Canada and More. Q&A with Eric and Lynette

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
ITM Trading Streamed live on Apr 17, 2018 Questions: https://www.itmtrading.com/blog/colla… Question 1. Brett S: How many ounces do you all think you need to be safe on the other side of this collapse? Question 2. Lynda G: does your advice apply to Canadians… meaning not leaving much in bank accounts and investing in gold and silver? […]

Trump Seeking Arab Army to Replace US Troops in Syria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
PressTV Published on Apr 18, 2018 Saudi Arabia’s Foreign Minister repeats the kingdom’s willingness to deploy troops to Syria as part of a US-led contingent in the war-torn country. Jubeir made the remarks at a press conference in Riyadh with UN chief Antonio Guterres. US media say Washington is after patching up an Arab force to […]

Members-Only Newsletter Preview: Let’s See Disney’s CEO Live In A Motel

Shadowproof at Shadowproof - 1 day ago
Bob Iger, the CEO of Disney, made $37 million last year. A $52 billion deal with Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox granted Iger $100 million worth of stock. It raised his annual compensation, including bonuses and stock grants, to $48 million. Meanwhile, Disney World and Disneyland workers are living in and out The post Members-Only Newsletter Preview: Let’s See Disney’s CEO Live In A Motel appeared first on Shadowproof.

How Does 140 Years of Stable Temperatures Prove Man Made CO2 is Melting the Greenland Glaciers?

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 1 day ago
Greenland temperatures today are no different then they were in 1880. How then can man-made CO2 be blamed for the glacier melting and the sea level rising? CO2 in 1880 is estimated to have been below 300 ppm, today it is 400 ppm. CO2 has increased a full 33%+ over that time, and yet it … Continue reading "How Does 140 Years of Stable Temperatures Prove Man Made CO2 is Melting the Greenland Glaciers?"

Emory, 13 Others Bring List of American Talent Initiative Members to 100

Tiffany Pennamon at Diverse - 1 day ago
The American Talent Initiative has pushed forward in its goal to enroll 50,000 more high-achieving, low- and moderate-income students at educational institutions by 2025. The list of member institutions has reached 100.

Study: Violent Behaviors, Weapon Carrying Down Among Black Youth

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
Violent behaviors and weapon carrying have decreased among African-American adolescents, but homicide rates continue to rise, according to a new report from Ball State University.

"How It REALLY Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago

X22 Report, “The US Is Being Prepared For An Economic Collapse Transition”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
X22 Report, “The US Is Being Prepared For An Economic Collapse Transition” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yPBIfd23SYI

Gregory Mannarino, “4/18/18 Post Market Wrap Up: SITUATION CRITICAL! The Yield "Curve" Is Gone"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Gregory Mannarino, “4/18/18 Post Market Wrap Up: SITUATION CRITICAL! The Yield "Curve" Is Gone" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADXozlUE578

Grandiose plans for U.S. space 'control and domination'

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Gen. John Hyten, USAF, commander of US Strategic Command, says the US government must fund "the Big 6” programs to modernize and improve America’s nuclear deterrent -- the Columbia-class ballistic missile submarine, the B-21 Raider bomber and its companion long-range strike weapon, intercontinental ballistic missiles, nuclear weapons, and nuclear command and control. Hyten discusses how to improve the agility of the force, Russia's nuclear strategy and how the United States and its allies must respond, deterring war in space and much more in a wide-ranging April 12, 2018, intervie... more »

President Trump Will Be Meeting North Korean Leader Lim Jung-Un In The Coming Weeks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*FOX News*:* Trump says he'll 'respectfully leave' Kim Jong Un summit if talks are 'not fruitful'* President Trump told reporters Wednesday he would not hesitate to walk out of a planned summit meeting with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un "if I think it's a meeting that is not going to be fruitful." "I hope to have a very successful meeting," Trump said at a joint news conference alongside Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. "If we don't think it's going to be successful, we won't have it. If I think it's a meeting that is not going to be fruitful, we're not going to go. If the ... more »

Was Russia's 'Elon Musk' Murdered In Jail?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Valery Pshenichny *RFE*: *'Russia's Elon Musk' Raped, Tortured, Killed In Jail, Report Says * A Russian entrepreneur suspected of embezzling money earmarked for building military submarines was raped, tortured, and killed in pretrial detention, the independent newspaper Novaya Gazeta reports. In an April 16 report that cited what it said were the findings of state forensic pathologists in St. Petersburg, Novaya Gazeta said that Valery Pshenichny's jailers "tortured and then killed him" and "did not even try to hide the evidence." The forensics experts "ruled out suicide" and dete...more »

Cardiologist Shares Top Foods to Boost Nitric Oxide Naturally

thedrswolfson at The Drs. Wolfson - 1 day ago
Video Watch Time: 2 minutes, 54 seconds. Cardiologist Dr. Jack Wolfson shares his favorite foods to boost nitric oxide naturally. By watching this video you’ll learn: How nitric oxide helps your body prevent disease Organic foods you should eat to boost nitric oxide Nutritional supplements that boost nitric oxide The post Cardiologist Shares Top Foods to Boost Nitric Oxide Naturally appeared first on The Drs. Wolfson.

“Congress Sends Criminal Referral To Sessions, Wray and Prosecutor Huber”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Congress Sends Criminal Referral To Sessions, Wray and Prosecutor Huber”* by sundance "Led by Representative Ron DeSantis, Congress has sent a criminal referral letter (full pdf below) to Attorney General Jeff Sessions, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Federal Prosecutor John Huber. The identified targets of the referral include: •former FBI Director James Comey; •former Asst. FBI Director Andrew McCabe; •former Attorney General Loretta Lynch; •former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton; •current FBI Agent Peter Strzok; and •current DOJ Attorney Lisa Page (former Special Counsel... more »

In Syria, America Moves Back to the War Against ISIS (And Watching Assad Carefully)

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * Back to the original plan? U.S. and allied operations in Syria are more or less continuing on as normal following the American-led air strike on that country on April 13. U.S.-backed Syrian rebels are continuing to take territory from the ISIS terrorist group. “The Syrian Democratic Forces continue to secure liberated areas in north and eastern Syria,” Col. Ryan Dillon, Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve spokesman, told reporters at the Pentagon on April 17. “The SDF have developed obstacles to protect against potential attacks, an... more »

Will a Robot Take My Job?

Daniel M. Gerstein at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Daniel M. Gerstein* *economy, Americas* [image: Robotic arms spot welds on the chassis of a Ford Transit Van under assembly at the Ford Claycomo Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Dave Kaup] A restructuring of the global economy fueled by changes in technological capabilities is underway. These changes will result in a complementary restructuring of entire sectors of the global economy. A REVOLUTION is occurring at the intersection of technology and labor. Change will be uneven across sectors and across the globe. But it will come. Technological advanc... more »

5 Mistakes Trump Cannot Afford to Make When Meeting with Kim Jong Un

Chan Young Bang at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Chan Young Bang* *Security, Asia* [image: A combination photo shows North Korean leader Kim Jong Un (L) in Pyongyang, North Korea and U.S. President Donald Trump (R), in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., respectively from Reuters files. REUTERS/KCNA handout via Reuters & Kevin Lamarque] Trump should present a cohesive, rational proposal that accounts for the mistakes of the past and provides viable solutions in North Korea. In light of the quickly-approaching summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, it is more crucial than ever that President Donald Trump come to the negotiating t... more »

Why America Should Lose Sleep Over Greenland (Think China)

Mary Thompson-Jones at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Mary Thompson-Jones* *Security, Europe* [image: Icebergs are reflected in the calm waters at the mouth of the Jakobshavn ice fjord near Ilulissat in this photo taken May 15, 2007. REUTERS/Bob Strong] Beijing is very interested in the world's largest island—and here's what that means for Washington. Ask a Dane about independence for Greenland, and you’re likely to see a lot of eye rolling. Yes, Greenland has had home rule since 1979, and self-rule since 2009, and it’s logical to assume the next step is complete independence, however impractical, for a vast territory of only 56,00... more »

How to Make the U.S. Navy Great Again

Roger Wicker, Jerry Hendrix at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Roger Wicker, Jerry Hendrix* *Security, Americas* [image: A U.S. Navy F/A-18 launches from the USS Carl Vinson in this undated handout picture released November 1, 2014. U.S.-led air strikes hit Islamic State positions around Kobani earlier in the day in an apparent effort to pave the way for the heavily-armed Kurdish contingent to enter. REUTERS/US Navy/Handout] It is imperative that America’s fleet reach 355 ships within the next ten years. There is, in fact, a path to achieve this goal that is both achievable and affordable. THE GLOBAL maritime system has begun to fray and ta...more »

Can Israel Still Count on the 'Begin Doctrine' to Stop Nuclear Threats?

Zaki Shalom, Jonathan Mintzer at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Zaki Shalom, Jonathan Mintzer* *Security, Middle East* [image: An Israeli air force F-15 fighter jet flies during an exhibition as part of the graduation ceremony of air force pilots at Hatzerim air base in southern Israel June 25, 2015. REUTERS/Amir Cohen] In the future, Israel will probably be unable to preemptively destroy a country’s nuclear facility by air strike. Last month, the Israeli military confirmed that it conducted the 2007 air strike that destroyed the Syrian nuclear facility in the Deir al-Zour region. While the international community had long known that Israel ... more »

Trump Can't Afford to Launch Missiles at North Korea—and Kim Jong Un Knows It

Doug Bandow at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Doug Bandow* *Security, Asia* Launching preventive strikes on the North might tempt some people, but history argues against loosing the dogs of war. CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s secret trip to Pyongyang raises hopes that the planned summit between Supreme Leader Kim Jong-un and President Donald Trump will come off, and with positive results. Still, much could go wrong, especially if Kim proves unwilling to yield the North’s nuclear arsenal and capabilities without more than verbal and paper guarantees of Washington’s goodwill. Even then, however, the president should not revive h... more »

City of Berkeley Passes Ordinance Taking on Surveillance State

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By Michael Maharrey The city of Berkeley, Calif., has passed a local ordinance that sets the stage to limit the acquisition and use of spy... more »

Claims CO2 the main driver and a pollutant are “absurd”.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
Source.A new post on Pierre Gosselin's NoTricksZone reports: *A new research institute in Switzerland set to rock the climate science boat…will investigate natural causes of climate change. Director calls claims CO2 the main driver and a pollutant “absurd”.* The Swiss Basler Zeitung (BZ) reported on April 13, 2018, that a *new research institute opened at **Lake** Aegeri *directed by *Hans-Joachim Dammschneider *in Switzerland last year: the *Institute for Hydrography, Geo-ecology and Climate Sciences* (IFHGK), which will focus on the natural causes of climate change. Contrary to... more »

Did The White House Leak CIA Director Pompeo's Secret Trip To North Korea?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Representative Mike Pompeo (R-KS) testifies before a Senate Intelligence hearing on his nomination to head the CIA on Capitol Hill in Washington January 12, 2017. REUTERS/Carlos Barria *Louis Nelson and Eliana Johnson, Politico*: *White House hypes North Korea trip to boost Pompeo’s image* *The CIA director is facing a narrow Senate confirmation vote to be Trump's next top diplomat, and supporters say the high-stakes trip proves he can handle the job.* The White House on Wednesday cast CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s meeting with North Korea’s leader as evidence of his qualification to... more »

Ex-Playboy Model Settles Lawsuit Over Alleged Trump Affair

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
A former Playboy model who said she had a 10-month affair with President Donald Trump has settled her lawsuit with a supermarket tabloid over an agreement that prohibited her from discussing the relationship publicly.

Kodak Agfa Presents : Spring Flowers Fair 2018 “Elections , Selfies and flowers”

noreply@blogger.com (Zeinobia) at Egyptian Chronicles - 1 day ago
And I am avoiding all that useless debate about Syria currently because I am too angry of that hypocrisy in this world so I will stick to photography and spring. It is that time of the year where Kodak Agfa studio proudly presents Egypt’s Spring Flowers Fair 2018 I went to my favorite Spring Flowers Fair 2018 to enjoy a good spring weather with a breeze of beautiful flowers’ smell. I went [image: A pink rose at Egypt's Spring Flowers Fair 2018] A beautiful pink rose at the Spring Flowers Fair 2018at the beginning of the Fair which was inaugurated on the 10th March. Elections campaignin...more »

LIVE Zapatistas 'Looks, Listens, Words: Forbidden to Think?" Third Session

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
. April 15 -- 25, 2018 -- The Sixth Commission of the Zapatista Army for National Liberation convokes a ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION (or seedbed, depending on who you ask): “To Watch, to Listen, to Speak: No Thinking Allowed?” Third session is live now. https://www.facebook.com/EnlaceZap/videos/2333416026687226/

Actor/director Jordan Peele manipulates video of Barack Obama to make statement about fake news.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 1 day ago
Courtesy of Buzzfeed: *“We’re entering an era in which our enemies can make it look like anyone is saying anything at any point in time — even if they would never say those things,” says “Obama,” his lips moving in perfect sync with his words as they become increasingly bizarre. “So, for instance, they could have me say things like, I don’t know, [Black Panther’s] Killmonger was right! Or Ben Carson is in the sunken place! Or, how ’bout this: Simply, President Trump is a total and complete dipshit.” * *As the video soon reveals, the man speaking is not the former commander-in-chi...more »

Where is she now? Uncle Sam's step daughter.

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 1 day ago
I wonder what happened to Robert C. Waterbury's granddaughter who must now be about 24? Waterbury wrote an opinion piece for the Wall Street Journal in August 1996 about his son--an industrious, hard-working young man who served more than 8 years in the Marines, but in civilian life he was working 2 full time jobs and had no health or life insurance, no pension or profit sharing plan, and survived week to week. His son had a daughter with his girl friend who had three other children. However, she couldn't marry the younger Waterbury, because she was already married to Uncle Sam who... more »

Marble And Mud

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*We got some chemical plants but didn't scratch Assad's marble floor* *-by Dorothy Reik* Wars do not hurt the leaders of the battling countries but they do devastate the citizens. Doctors, lawyers, engineers, shop owners, taxi drivers, and especially children, lose everything. Men and women who had homes, cars, lives worth living, are turned into beggars pleading for refuge from strangers in strange lands or are warehoused in refugee camps awaiting their fates in muddy fields at the mercy of the elements in skimpy tents. We bombed Syria to punish Assad for using chemical weapons to ...more »

Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Species Never Knew It Was Extinct

News Staff at Science 2.0 - Earth Sciences - 1 day ago
Though we read a lot of claims about impending extinction, the biological reality is that we don't know anything about 99.9999999 percent of species that have ever lived. And then there are species only newly discovered that are immediately declared endangered because an academic only recently named them in a print journal. read more

Tension By Choice: Reflecting on Code-Switching and Living Two Lives

Andrew Martinez at Diverse - 1 day ago
Although I recognize that many first-generation students experience code-switching and feeling out of place when visiting home after having gone to college, the tension I feel now is a choice I am making.

Organic Farmers are Losing Money for One Surprising Reason. Here’s How You Can Support Them Going Forward

Nick Meyer at AltHealthWorks.com - 1 day ago
The organic industry has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years, but many farmers are still feeling things out as they wrestle with the challenges of growing a cleaner food crop. Among the challenges organic farmers face include pesticide drift from neighboring farms, the looming specter of GMO cross contamination, and tough standards from import markets over the aforementioned question of contamination. One of the biggest challenges comes in the form of the aesthetic question: organic buyers are picky about the way their food looks according to one prominent organic farmer, ... more »

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