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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.

Sunday, April 22, 2018

22 April - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:00 pm MDT

Will Congress Write the President a Blank Check for War?

Marjorie Cohn at Marjorie Cohn - 12 hours ago
This coming Monday, April 23, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee is set to review a bill that would virtually give President Donald J. Trump a blank check to wage war anywhere in the world any time he pleases. The Constitution places the power to declare war exclusively in the hands of the Congress. However, for... Read more »

Alberta Set to Imitate Ontario’s Electrical Mess

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 12 hours ago
Kevin Libin writes in Financial Post: Alberta’s now copying Ontario’s disastrous electricity policies. What could go wrong? Get ready, Albertans, a new report reveals that all the thrills and spills that follow when politicians start meddling in a boring, but well-functioning electricity market are coming your way. Excerpts in italics below with my bolds. A report […]

Four killed as semi-nude man shoots up Tennessee Waffle House with AR-15.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 12 hours ago
BREAKING: Travis Reinking, 29, of Morton, IL, is person of interest in Waffle House shooting. Vehicle the gunman arrived in is registered to him. Gunman last seen walking south on Murfreesboro Pike. He shed is coat and is nude. See Reinking? Pls call 615-862-8600 immediately. pic.twitter.com/duoWCo5fC0 — Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) April 22, 2018 Courtesy of CNN: *Police are asking for the public's help in finding suspect 29-year-old Travis Reinking of Morton, Illinois. * *Authorities said the gunman arrived in a vehicle registered to Reinking, though he walked away from... more »

Rio Nightlife Guide for Sunday, April 22, 2018

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 12 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Sunday, and below there is a list of bars and pubs that are always a good option. MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: TOCA – Tom Zé, BaianaSystem e DJ Doni (Centro) – BaianaSystem are performing live on stage at the TOCA festival, bringing the best of Bahian music this evening […]

Islamic State Claims Credit For Today's Suicide Attack At A Voter Registration Center In Kabul That Killed 57

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*BBC*: *Afghanistan: Kabul voter centre suicide attack kills 52* A suicide bomb attack at a voter registration centre in the Afghan capital Kabul has killed at least 52 people, officials say. The dead include 21 women and five children, killed when the blast hit the queue outside. A further 112 people were injured. The Islamic State group (IS) said it had carried out the attack. Voter registration began this month for legislative elections which are due to take place in October. IS's mouthpiece said a suicide bomber wearing an explosive belt had targeted the centre, which is in... more »

Brian Keating's Nobel prize obsession surprised me

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 12 hours ago
Brian Keating will release his first book, "Losing the Nobel Prize", on April 24th. I don't own it and I haven't read it. But I was still intrigued by some of the discussions about it. Backreation wrote a review and Keating responded. I used to think that the title was just a trick to emphasize the importance of Keating's work: He has done work that could have led to a Nobel prize but Nature wasn't generous enough, it has seemed for some 3 years. But the two articles linked to in the previous paragraph suggest that Keating is much more obsessed with the Nobel prize. That's ironic be... more »

Putting The Hype Back Into Hyperloop

Hifast at Climate Collections - 12 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach A recent article has discussed how Elon Musk’s “Boring Company” has raised $113 million dollars in startup capital. This is the company Musk formed to drill the tunnels for his proposed “Hyperloop” transportation system. It has encouraged me to discuss some of the…

#UNRELIABLES Report Card : Actual Electricity Generated From Wind Farms Falls Well Short Of Claimed Output

Hifast at Climate Collections - 12 hours ago
Originally posted on Climatism: “We get a tax credit if we build a lot of wind farms. That’s the only reason to build them. They don’t make sense without the tax credit.” – Warren Buffett “Suggesting that renewables will let us phase rapidly off fossil fuels in the United States, China, India, or the world as a whole is…

Sea level trends, starting points, and datum shifts

Hifast at Climate Collections - 12 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: A tide gauge record must always start about the time of low ENSO waters and possibly include a datum shift Guest essay by Albert Parker In addition to the case of Aden, discussed in Parker & Ollier (2017) and Parker & O’Sullivan (2018), that is only one of…

GREAT BARRIER REEF Hysteria : Exaggerated Claims And Blatant Falsehoods, Designed To Spread Fear And Belief In A Man-Made Climate Apocalypse

Hifast at Climate Collections - 12 hours ago
Originally posted on Climatism: IT hasn’t been the best start to the year for the global warming doom industry. Three consecutive “Beast From The East’s“ caused by super-cold Arctic air have resulted in 48,000 non-heat related deaths in the UK alone, as the 2017/18 Northern Hemisphere mega-winter rages on, well into spring. THE ‘extreme’ cold…

Take the Climate Challenge

Hifast at Climate Collections - 12 hours ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: Last night PBS aired the most impressive presentation yet of “Official” climate doctrine. I don’t say “science” because it mounts a powerful advocacy for a particular viewpoint and entertains no alternative perspectives. The broadcast is extremely well crafted with great imagery, crisp sound bite dialogue and sincere acting. With all…

Reconstructing a Temperature History Using Complete and Partial Data

Hifast at Climate Collections - 12 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest analysis by Mark Fife In today’s post I am going to go over how I went about creating a reconstruction of the history of temperature from the GHCN data sets using a variable number of stations reporting each year for the years of 1900 to 2011. Before…

DCCC Tries To Shove A Blue Dog Comeback Down Democrats' Throats

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
Rahm Emanuel was chairman of the DCCC in 2006, the last time there was a huge Blue Wave. He had as little to do with creating it as Ben Ray Lujan has in creating the 2018 huge Blue Wave (i.e., nothing whatsoever). Infact, Lujan, like Rahm (who consults him), is keeping the wave from growing even bigger. In 2006, the Democrats picked up 30 seats from the GOP. That's good, right? Well... kinda/sorta. Pelosi replaced Denny Hastert as Speaker and the Democrats were able to get a few consequential things done before the next midterm when Democratic voters-- the grassroots-- stayed away... more »

In the spirit of communing without impugning…

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 13 hours ago
In the spirit of communing without impugning, I offer the following: CONSTRUCTIVE CONVERSATIONS Wordy but worthy, conversations are defined by context and driven by purpose. The context of a conversation is its background, which involves the past and present. The purpose of a conversation is its goal, which involves the present and future. Combining the […]

Does Trump’s latest, uncharacteristic tweet offer clue that North Korea could be blamed for next chemical attack false flag?

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 13 hours ago
Is Donald Trump prepping for the next false flag now that his Syrian false flag chemical attack failed to ignite WW3, martial law, gun confiscation and mass internment in the USA? All of a sudden, out of the blue, and after an apparent objective success in denuclearization negotiations with North Korea, the otherwise so ebullient and boastful […]

Not that funny after all…Have we just escaped the mother of all false flags predicted by Mike Adams? And was Trump a driving force for the end of the USA in the run up to his false flag missile strike by paving the way for gun confiscation and mass internment in FEMA camps by his attacks on the 1st and 2nd amendment joined by Melania?

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 13 hours ago
After Melania was snapped smiling with Barack Obama at the funeral of Barbara Bush, I just double checked to see if W.H.O. Spokesman Tarik Jasarevic is still alive. http://hollywoodlife.com/2018/04/21/melania-trump-smiles-barack-obama-michelle-obama-barbara-bush-funeral-fan-reactions/ Yes, Melania, vocal supporter of gun control and depopulation eugenicist David Hogg, is totally at ease with Obama, the man who tried to wipe out the […]

A red hot tip for Theresa and the BBC about the real origin of Russian bots…

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 13 hours ago
Oops, I meant to post up an email about a Russian bot, and I put up that email again from the W.H.O. from Friday 13th categorically stating there was no confirmation of a chemical attack in Douma. Sorry about that again, Theresa, Boris! Yes, I know that BBC journalist Annita McVeigh let the cat out of […]

VIDEO: rebels destroy Army tanks in north Homs offensive

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:45 P.M.) – Rebel fighters managed to destroy two tanks for the Syrian Army while advancing toward Salim town in the northern countryside of Homs. Even though the FSA-linked militants foiled the Syrian Army assault, yet they sustained heavy losses with scores killed and wounded in the battles outside the town. Video footage […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

VIDEO: East Qalamoun militants hand over huge quantities of weapons

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:25 P.M.) – Rebel factions of the East Qalamoun region continue to hand over their weapons and ammunition to the Syrian government after accepting an evacuation agreement. Unbelievably huge quantities of ATGM launchers and missiles were seized by the Syrian Army before the rebel fighters leave to the country’s north. The handed over […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Jihadi infighting rages in northern Syria, scores killed

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:00 P.M.) – The war tearing up jihadi factions in northern Syria is far from end with bloody infighting kills more militants from all warring parties. In the southern countryside of jihadist-controlled Idlib province, the al-Qaeda-linked Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham killed Muhammad Abu al-Biishr, the son of Suqour al-Sham military commander Aby Ayssa al-Sheikh […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Surrendered militants leave East Qalamoun to Syria’s north

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:20 P.M.) – Rebel fighters who had surrendered to the Syrian government left their bastion in the East Qalamoun region to the country’s north as per an evacuation deal. Up to 35 buses carrying 1156 people – including 463 militants – headed to the northern city of Jarabulus following talks with the Syrian […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Rebels sustain heavy losses in clashes with Syrian Army in north Homs [+ Photos]

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:30 P.M.) – At least 15 rebel fighters were killed in clashes with the Syrian Army troops in the northern countryside of Homs after talks with rebel groups collapsed. According to a military source, 9 fighters from Failaq al-Sham were eliminated when the government forces foiled an assault on Kafrnan town located to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian jets pummel ISIS enclave in Southern Damascus

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:30 P.M.) – Huge explosions ripped through the Syrian capital as precise airstrikes hit the last ISIS pocket in southern Damascus. The last insurgent-controlled enclave outside Damascus has come under heavy artillery and rocket shelling, as well as effective aerial bombardments conducted by Russian fighter jets. Two depots containing weapons and ammunition were […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
I was mentioned by Coline Clarke and Haroro Ingram in "Defeating the ISIS Nostalgia Narrative" in Foreign Policy Research Institute. The article was also republished by RAND.

Review Foulk, Vincent, The Battle for Fallujah, Occupation, Resistance and Stalemate in the War in Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
*Review Foulk, Vincent, **The Battle for Fallujah, Occupation, Resistance and Stalemate in the War in Iraq**, Jefferson and London: McFarland & Company, Inc.: 2007* *The Battle for Fallujah* is a bit misleading as the book is really about the period from 2003 when the U.S. forces first entered Fallujah until the 2 ndBattle of Fallujah at the end of 2004. Each chapter has a theme such as kidnappings, car bombs, Moqtada al-Sadr and his uprisings, etc. It’s a quick read on what the American military was facing during this period of the Iraq War. The U.S. experience in Fallujah was a ... more »

This Day In Iraqi History - Apr 22

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
1915 Lord Curzon asked why British should promise Basra and Baghdad vilyats to Arabs if they were fighting on Ottoman side 1916 British attacked Sannaiyat but Ottomans turned them back British suffered 1,200 casualties 1923 British troops occupied Rowanduz in military campaign to subdue Kurds opposed to being included in new Iraq Mandate 1969 After Shah ended 1937 border treaty with Iraq Iran sailed ship down Shatt al Arab waterway in violation of treaty 1969 Iraq retaliated by expelling 10,000 Iranians for Shah ending 1937 border treat...more »

Marxist Michael Moore Promotes Grand Nanny State…and then Protests Government’s Failures

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 13 hours ago
Michael Moore has never met a Capitalist he doesn’t hate (except himself) or a Government Program he doesn’t love. He famously visited Cuba to highlight their superior “FREE” healthcare system. So we found it ironic that Marxist Totalitarian State Comrade Michael Moore is now protesting the failure of Flint Michigan to provide clean water to … Continue reading "Marxist Michael Moore Promotes Grand Nanny State…and then Protests Government’s Failures"

The Illusion of Green Jobs Vanishes with Loss of Subsidies

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 13 hours ago
No one…other than the consumer and taxpayer…will pay a price for such wasteful folly. People actually got elected with the specific intent of wasting taxpayer money and pushing these nonsensical agendas. Basically, Left-wing politicians wasted taxpayers’ money buying votes from their gullible base that actually believes the lies on which the Green Economy is founded. Now … Continue reading "The Illusion of Green Jobs Vanishes with Loss of Subsidies"

Government Debt and Waste is Causing Global Warming…not CO2

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 13 hours ago
As one can see, US Government Debt increased between 1913 and peaked in the mid-1940s. The debt then fell between the mid-1940s and 1980. After 1980 the debt began to increase again, peaking about 1997, before a pause of about 10 years. The Debt then began to increase again about 2007 and continues higher to this … Continue reading "Government Debt and Waste is Causing Global Warming…not CO2"

Body Cam Shows Cops Never Got Out of Car to Look for Trapped Boy as He Died Right By Them

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: body] Newly released body camera footage in the case of a trapped boy shows that not only did police ignore the emergency, but they never got out of their patrol car—and, as a result, the 16-year-old boy died. The post Body Cam Shows Cops Never Got Out of Car to Look for Trapped Boy as He Died Right By Them appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

World News Briefs -- April 22, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Al Jazeera:* *Afghanistan: 54 dead in attacks on voter registration centres* At least 54 people killed in bombings targeting voter registration centres in Kabul and Baghlan province, officials say. Bomb attacks at voter registration centres in the Afghan capital, Kabul, and in Baghlan province have killed at least 54 people and wounded more than a hundred others, health officials said. Kabul's acting police chief, Mohammad Daoud Amin, said an assailant detonated his explosives at the doorway of an ID distribution centre in the capital on Sunday, killing 48 people *Read more* ..... more »

Malaria infection creates a ‘human perfume’ that makes us more attractive to mosquitoes.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 13 hours ago
Malaria infection creates a ‘human perfume’ that makes us more attractive to mosquitoes | Science | AAAS http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/04/malaria-infection-creates-human-perfume-makes-us-more-attractive-mosquitoes?utm_source=Global+Health+NOW+Main+List&utm_campaign=5c57cccf66-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2018_04_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_8d0d062dbd-5c57cccf66-860291 Advertisements

Vaccines, cancer and autism: Could a massive Big Pharma cover-up be behind mysterious deaths of holistic doctors?

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 13 hours ago
Vaccines, cancer and autism: Could a massive Big Pharma cover-up be behind mysterious deaths of holistic doctors? – NaturalNews.com https://www.naturalnews.com/053289_GcMAF_holistic_doctors_mysterious_deaths.html

Clinical Trials of a New “Cancer Vaccine” Show That It May Actually Work

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 13 hours ago
Clinical Trials of a New “Cancer Vaccine” Show That It May Actually Work https://futurism.com/clinical-trials-of-a-new-cancer-vaccine-show-that-it-may-actually-work/

Atoms may hum a tune from grand cosmic symphony

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 13 hours ago

Fixing Ethiopia Requires More Than a New Prime Minister

hmatfessguest at Lawfare - 13 hours ago
Photo Credit: via firstpost.com *Editor’s Note: For years, Ethiopia has appeared to be a relative success story, emerging from years of conflict and becoming a somewhat democratic, pro-Western ally in East Africa. Yet this success is in jeopardy. Yale's Hilary Matfess details the creeping authoritarianism in Ethiopia and its dangers for the country and the United States.* *** Ethiopia’s current State of Emergency, implemented on February 16 after Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalign stepped down from power, is the second time since October 2016 that the government has declared mar... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 14 hours ago
A few days ago, CNN ran a story about the reluctance of many Republicans to say they'll endorse Donald Trump in 2020. In a column for *The Washington Post* on Friday, Joe Scarborough seized on this: ... these ... morally enfeebled enablers have become muted when asked whether they’ll support their fearless leader’s reelection bid. “Look, I’m focused on opioids,” muttered Tennessee’s Lamar Alexander, suggesting that a U.S. senator is not mentally adept enough to fight a drug epidemic while also figuring out whether he backs a president in his own party. Alexander is not the only GOP ... more »

Sunday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 14 hours ago
This and that for your Sunday reading. - Denise Balkissoon writes about the importance of ensuring a just transition for fossil fuel workers - rather than using their jobs as bargaining chips to preserve oil industry profits. And Andrea Olive, Emily Eaton and Randy Besco point out that there's plenty of public support for carbon pricing and other elements of a strong climate change policy in Saskatchewan. - Meanwhile, Nick Falvo offers a list of takeaways from the Moe government's first provincial budget - including multiple choices which will make life even more precarious for peo... more »

Episode #230 – ‘False Flag Diplomacy’ with Steven Sahiounie, Basil Valentine

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 14 hours ago
*SUNDAY WIRE* | Strap yourselves in and lower the blast shield – this is your brave new world…

Letter from Senator Thom Tillis regarding Mueller

Keith at musingsofanoldfart - 14 hours ago
I received the following letter in response to my calling and writing Republican Senator Thom Tillis to compliment him on his bipartisan legislation to make sure Robert Mueller is given a fair hearing if he is fired. The letter speaks … Continue reading →

14 Years Ago Today, Pat Tillman Was Killed and Gov’t Covered Up the Truth to His Death to Sell War

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: tillman] On this day 14 years ago, former NFL player Pat Tillman was shot and killed by his fellow soldiers in Afghanistan, and the events surrounding his death still remain a mystery. The post 14 Years Ago Today, Pat Tillman Was Killed and Gov’t Covered Up the Truth to His Death to Sell War appeared first on The Free Thought Project.


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Can Dirt Save the Earth? - NY Times(!) Police have reportedly identified suspects believed to be behind the Sergei Skripal poisoningIsrael has defeated drought for decades, and it could be a great example for Cape Town Nassim Taleb Warns Americans Should "Fear The 2% - The Intellectuals & Politicians"Turkey Will Repatriate All Gold From The US In Attempt To Ditch The Dollar Facebook Moves 1.5 Billion Users' Data Out Of Europe To Circumvent New Privacy Law Trump To "Counter" DNC Lawsuit; Seeks Servers, Clinton Emails And "Pakistani Mystery Man" Russia Exposes Briti... more »

The lawyer who represented both Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal in their hush money deals with Donald Trump, is now cooperating with Robert Mueller.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 14 hours ago
Keith DavidsonCourtesy of WaPo: *Keith Davidson, the former attorney for two women who were paid to keep quiet about their alleged affairs with Donald Trump, has been contacted by federal authorities investigating Trump attorney Michael Cohen and is cooperating with them, a spokesman for Davidson confirmed. * *Davidson was asked to provide “certain limited electronic information” for the probe led by prosecutors in the Southern District of New York, spokesman Dave Wedge said. “He has done so and will continue to cooperate to the fullest extent possible under the law,” Wedge said i... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 22, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
As storm clouds gather in the background multiple B-2 Spirit aircraft land for aircraft recovery Aug. 24, 2016 at Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. The B-2s low-observable, or “stealth,” characteristics give it the ability to penetrate an enemy’s most sophisticated defenses and threaten its most-valued, heavily defended targets while avoiding adversary detection, tracking and engagement. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Jovan Banks) *The Warzone/The Drive:* *Huge Strategic Exercise Is Underway With Half The B-2 Fleet Airborne Over The U.S. (Updated)* A series of strategic aircra... more »

Climate “Science” on Trial; The Forensic Files: Exhibit A

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 15 hours ago
Exhibit A: Al Gore’s Ice Core CO2 Temperature Chart Ironically, some of the most damning evidence again the AGW or Anthropogenic Global Warming Theory comes from Al Gore himself. Talking Points: Climate change is the norm. Never in the 800,000-year ice core record is climate not changing. Four Temperature Peaks in the last 400,000 years … Continue reading "Climate “Science” on Trial; The Forensic Files: Exhibit A"

How Screwed-Up is That? Extremely

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 15 hours ago
Progressive Politics and Priorities at their Best. BTW, talk about Karma. The fired Starbucks employee is a card-carrying ultra-bleeding heart SJW. Progressives are like the Frankenstein Monster, they eventually turn on their masters. How can people trust the people behind the CAGW hoax when they take such outrageous positions. Progressives get all excited about arresting loiterers, … Continue reading "How Screwed-Up is That? Extremely"

Everyday Needs To Be Earth Day

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 15 hours ago
April 22nd is officially Earth Day. Everyday needs to be Earth Day. NASA Earth-Rise Christmas Eve 1968 The human population … Continue reading →

Holtec Proposal To Bury High Level Nuclear Waste – Teleconference Sign-up Deadline Monday-Written Comments Due End May

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 15 hours ago
Deadline Monday to Register for teleconference re burial of high level nuclear waste (including spent Mox fuel) in New Mexico … Continue reading →

Guest blogger, Roy, on Common Core math problem

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 15 hours ago
[image: common core math] COMPLEX LANGUAGE WARNING: you have to learn the extra baggage of the fixed linguistic element "make 10" to be able to carry out the task. Isn't it a lot simpler to just teach that 8 + 5 _is_ 13? I haven't heard of any really good pedagogical reason for not just taking the easy path in answering such single digit questions, at least. Old school for me meant that a lot of life is simplified by just learning some things by rote. Most people are born with 20 digits-- it makes sense to learn by heart without looking what you could count out from the top and bo... more »

Oura Bay, Okinawa: Mayonnaise theory

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
*On Oura Bay, Okinawa in 2015 with Veterans For Peace delegation* Fellow Mainer Dud Hendrick (Deer Isle) and I arrived in Naha, Okinawa late last night after our long flight from Boston. We spent the day relaxing and going for a walk in the driving rain looking for a lunch spot. After an afternoon nap we were taken to dinner by the Okinawa chapter of Veterans For Peace (VFP) which is hosting a VFP delegation for the third time. It was during this dinner that Dud and I learned about the mayonnaise theory of soil testing at Oura Bay. We are here soon after the defeat of Na... more »

Three Cops Busted Having Sex With Opioid Thief In City Hall—Not Arrested, Not Even Fired

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: CITY HALL] Three veteran police officers were caught on video having sex at City Hall, and not only were they not fired, but the chief is not aware of whether they have served their suspensions. The post Three Cops Busted Having Sex With Opioid Thief In City Hall—Not Arrested, Not Even Fired appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Entire County Refuses to Obey New Gun Control Law, Declares Itself Gun Owner Sanctuary

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: sanctuary] A county in Illinois has declared itself a "sanctuary" for gun owners in an attempt to stand up to the state's efforts to unconstitutionally restrict the Second Amendment. The post Entire County Refuses to Obey New Gun Control Law, Declares Itself Gun Owner Sanctuary appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

As Malnourishment Skyrockets in Venezuela, Unique Blockchain Technology Used to Feed Starving Kids

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: blockchain] The face of philanthropy and charity is changing thanks to the blockchain. The power to affect positive change in this world is no longer centralized among the few, but spread out among the many. The post As Malnourishment Skyrockets in Venezuela, Unique Blockchain Technology Used to Feed Starving Kids appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

The DNC v. Russia: The Question of Foreign Sovereign Immunity

iwuerth at Lawfare - 15 hours ago
Are Russia and its officials entitled to foreign sovereign immunity? Does President Trump have constitutional power to determine the immunity of Russian operative Guccifer 2.0? The Democratic National Committee (DNC) has sued Russia, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation (GRU), and a military intelligence officer working on behalf of the GRU (known publicly by the pseudonym Guccifer 2.0), among other defendants including Wikileaks. The complaint claims that Russian intelligence services hacked into the DNC’s computers and extracted thousands of emails, ... more »

In His First Act As President Cuba's Diaz-Canel Receives Venezuelan President Maduro

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel (R) speaks to Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro at the Revolution Palace in Havana, Cuba April 21, 2018. Ernesto Mastrascusa/Pool via Reuters *Reuters:* *Underlining alliance, Venezuela's Maduro visits new Cuban leader* HAVANA (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro became on Saturday the first foreign leader to meet with Cuba’s Miguel Diaz-Canel since he became president of the communist-run island this week, underscoring the importance of the Venezuelan-Cuban alliance. Diaz-Canel, 58, was sworn in on Thursday as president to succeed ... more »

Ontario And The Rest Of Canada

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
The Liberals held a convention in Halifax this week. Policy ideas -- like legalizing sex work -- were discussed. But, Susan Delacourt writes, if you want to know what policies the Liberals are considering for the next election, look to the Ontario election on June 7th: Basic income and pharmacare were big topics on Parliament Hill this week, not because the Halifax convention is looming, but because those ideas are being tested right now by Premier Kathleen Wynne’s government at Queen’s Park. The parliamentary budget officer issued his price tag for an Ontario-style basic income ... more »

Night Stalker Choppers Conduct Low-Flying Exercises Of Lower Manhattan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Low flying + unmarked helicopters flying over Lower Manhattan at high speeds. Rattling pretty much everyone in my building. @NY1NYTonight @kidskathmandu pic.twitter.com/1UibTnCxqk — Sean Vegezzi (@seanvegezzi) April 18, 2018 Warzone/The Drive: Night Stalker Choppers Freak Out Manhattan With Nighttime Low-Level Training Exercise The training mission caused confusion and criticism as helicopters went zipping down the city's streets as part of an apparent mock raid. Residents of lower Manhattan in New York City got a bit of a scare recently as MH-60 Black Hawk and MH-6 Little Bird h... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Charter schools continue to show the need for school choice* By Natalia Castro Charter schools are transforming American education. For the country’s most at risk students, charter schools are playing a critical role in building educational opportunities for students. As the Department of Education expands charter school use, studies proving their effectiveness have begun pouring into academia, proving that school choice is the best path toward educational advancement. The biannual National Assessment of Education Progress (NAEP) has released their 2017 National Report Cards as... more »

Will Senator John McCain Sink The Nomination Of Gina Haspel As CIA Director?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Sen. Jon McCain (R-Ariz.), who has been away from the Capitol battling cancer, is the most closely watched figure in the debate over GIna Haspel's nomination to lead the CIA. (Melina Mara / The Washington Post) *L.A. Times:* *John McCain was tortured as a POW in Vietnam. Will he help sink CIA nominee implicated in torture program?* Activists seeking to derail President Trump's nomination of Gina Haspel to lead the CIA are looking to Sen. John McCain to cast the deciding vote against her — assuming he is well enough to return to Washington. The 81-year-old Republican was diagnosed w... more »

Special Ops Team And Their Stealthy Boats Jump Out Of A C-17 (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*The Warzone/The Drive:* *Watch This Special Ops Team Toss Their Stealthy Boats And Themselves Out Of A C-17* Special Warfare Combat-craft Crewmen and their Combat Craft Assault boats perform the ultimate high-dive out the back of a USAF cargo jet. We have become somewhat accustomed to seeing special operators jump out of an aircraft and into the ocean along with their rigid-hull inflatable boats (RHIBs), but this week the Navy treated us to a very special video that takes airborne maritime insertion tactics to a whole new level. The video shows Special Warfare Combat-craft Crewme... more »

Is the F-35 Program Really Worth $1,500,000,000,000

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Department of Defense *Sebastien Roblin, National Interest:* *Is the F-35 Really Worth the $1,500,000,000,000 Price Tag?* The F-35 Lightning II Joint Strike Fighter is estimated to be the most expensive weapons system in human history, based on its projected lifetime cost of $1.5 trillion dollars ($406 billion for the aircraft, the rest in lifetime operating costs)—and that’s before we factor in the endless cost overruns. One could argue there is a certain logic to this. The United States spends greater sums on the military than any other country (though some spend a greater perc... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Ozone Depletion, Not Greenhouse Gases Cause for Global Warming, Says Researcher* *I don't have access to the facts and dastasets behind this theory but it can't be a worse fit to reality than that of the Greenhouse theory* Chlorofluorocarbon gases (CFCs) became widely utilized in the mid-1960s—as refrigerants such as Freon, as fire retardants such as Halon, as spray-can propellants, as solvents, and as foam-blowing agents. CFCs were far more stable, far more chemically inert than alternatives and were, therefore, much safer to use. Unfortunately, they are so stable that they are ... more »

Trump Administration shifts funds away from comprehensive sex ed classes to those that teach abstinence.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 16 hours ago
Courtesy of The Hill: *The Trump administration will shift federal funding aimed at reducing teen pregnancy rates to programs that teach abstinence. * *The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced Friday the availability of grants through the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, (TPPP) a grant program created under former President Obama that funds organizations and programs working to reduce teen pregnancy rates. * *Trump's HHS announced, however, that unlike under the Obama administration, grants will be geared toward organizations that teach abstinence education t... more »

F-22s Played A Bigger Role In Syria Than Initially Reported

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
© Flickr/ US Air Force *Sputnik: **Here's What America's Fifth-Gen F-22s Were Doing During Failed Strike on Syria* US Air Force Central Command has altered its account of the aircraft and missile systems used during April 14's airstrikes, sowing more confusion among defense observers. *F-22 Raptors "played an integral role" during last Saturday's attack in Syria, US. Air Force Central Command spokesman Capt. Mark Graff has said, according to the Air Force Times.* Last week, Joint Staff director Lt. Gen. Kenneth McKenzie told reporters that since US air assets did not enter Syria'... more »

Eventually Everyone Will Flip On Trumpanzee... Except Some Voters In Wyoming, Oklahoma And West Virginia

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
Trump is demanding Sessions fire his perceived political enemies. Months ago he went nuts on Sessions and FBI Director Christopher Wray about why they hadn't fired Peter Strzok and Lisa Page from the FBI for disloyalty to the all high Trumpanzee, unable to distinguish between loyalty to America and loyalty to the Führer, who "pressed his attorney general and FBI director to work more aggressively to uncover derogatory information within the FBI’s files to turn over to congressional Republicans working to discredit the two FBI officials." The effort to discredit Strzok and Page ha... more »

WW3 ALBERT! #PandaStrikesAgain

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 17 hours ago
C Cyber attack? Chemical attack? Biological attack? Terror attack? In Douma, Syria, South Korea, Seoul, New York, Washington, London, Berlin, Paris, Vienna, Athens?.. It was that Panda again. Just watch this video clip of him chilling out in between his black ops on a Greek island. What a brazen, shameless menace that Panda is!


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 17 hours ago
After escaping the Syrian false flag hemical attack, the mother of all false flags which Infowars and Mike Adams warned about at the time of the unprecedented crackdown on independent media on the internet, CIA sources are warning about more terror attacks. Look out for a false flag chemical attack in the USA, UK, Europe […]

Florida Deputies Killed in Senseless Ambush Bring Total Line of Duty Deaths to 42 in 2018

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 17 hours ago
[image: florida-deputies-killed-in-senseless-ambush-bring-total-line-of-duty-deaths-to-42-in-2018] This writer and *The New American* would like to take this moment to honor Sergeant Noel Ramirez and Deputy Sheriff Taylor Lindsey along with the other 40 officers who have made the ultimate sacrifice already this year.

Syrian Army advances south of Damascus as offensive continues (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:25 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) reportedly pushed through the positions of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS/ISIL) in the al-Hajar al-Aswad district to the south of Damascus on Saturday, as fighting continued in the area. Syrian government forces were seen advancing across the rubble-strewn landscape, while mortar and heavy […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Dunce School: Electricity Generation 101 for the Wind & Sun Worshipper

Hifast at Climate Collections - 17 hours ago
Originally posted on STOP THESE THINGS: It takes a special brand of ignorance to still believe that the world can run on sunshine and breezes. Whether you blame a breakdown in the education system or a Trotskyite takeover of the mainstream media, the results are the same: there’s a stubborn rump who continue to turn…

Where, Exactly, Is The Man-made Climate Problem?

Hifast at Climate Collections - 17 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach Posted without comment, except a hat tip to Dave Burton and Willie Soon … There is no statistically significant difference between the two trends. Well, I guess that qualifies as a comment … Best to everyone on a day full of sunshine, w.…

Greenland No Warmer Now Than The 1880s

Hifast at Climate Collections - 17 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? h/t NoTricksZone As I have shown many times, data from long running stations show that temperatures recently in Greenland have been no higher than the 1930s. A new paper, which uses Reanalysis data from KNMI, pushes the record back further. ?…

No, global warming is not causing Lyme disease ‘epidemic’

CFACT at CFACT - 17 hours ago
A look at the facts, however, shows no such thing.

Is Putin Funding America’s Environmental Movement?

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 17 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Repost from Power Line: With all the attention being paid to Russian “collusion” these days, it is remarkable that there has been so much focus on Facebook ads while far more serious meddling by Vladimir Putin goes mostly unremarked. In particular, Russia’s subsidizing of U.S. environmental groups, specifically those […]

"Feeling Fed Up with Humanity, In the World and in Ourselves"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 17 hours ago
*"Feeling Fed Up with Humanity, In the World and in Ourselves"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "We are all capable of the best and the worst that humanity has to offer and knowing this allows us to find compassion. From time to time, we may all feel fed up with humanity, whether it’s from learning about what’s going on around the world, or what’s going on next door. There are always situations that leave us feeling as if people are simply not capable of behaving in a way that is coming from a place of awareness. Often it seems as if people are actually geared to handle things in th... more »

Sunday morning music

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 18 hours ago
Let's have some classical guitar today. Famed Spanish composer Joaquín Rodrigo was commissioned by Celedonio Romero, father of the equally famous Los Romeros family of classical guitarists, to compose a piece for four classical guitars and orchestra. He produced this piece, Concierto Andaluz, performed here live by Los Romeros. Sit back, relax, and enjoy! Peter

"Litany Against Fear"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
* "Litany Against Fear"* "I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain." - Frank Herbert, "Dune",

"Surviving Beneath Ice"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 18 hours ago
* "Surviving Beneath Ice"* by Alex Noble "The image… a pond, deep in the woods, black water, a few fading autumn leaves, floating like feathers, rust red, yellow. You are deep underwater now, looking up, and you watch the leaves dance in the wind, like birds overhead, until a veil of silver ice forms on the surface of the black water, and you know that you must stay here alone, locked in until the spring thaw. Freedom will come in the spring. You know this. But it is winter now. You know that there is no choice but to stay, held fast in the surrounding icy black water. You used to be... more »

The Andrew Robinson Show

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
Gosh! *The Andrew Marr Show *talked *a lot *about Windrush today. The paper review and three of the main interviews spent considerable amounts of time on the subject, which the programme obviously chose to make its main story of the day. #BBCbias? At least this meant that Rob Burley surely *wouldn't* have to spend time fending off hordes of Corbynistas furious that the story wasn't being covered. Well, you'd* think *that but the world of Twitter isn't *always *a reasonable place: *Shardon*: #marr you could see Nick Robinson saying with glee. #windrush isn’t on the front pages ... more »

Weeding the Garden

Rural at Democracy Under Fire - 18 hours ago
*"You have to tend to this garden of democracy, otherwise things can fall apart fairly quickly. And we've seen societies where that happens," * Former president Barack Obama And we have now seen how quickly that can happen by simply looking to the south of us, no one should think that we here in Canada are immune from the kind of democratic decline that electing the wrong leader can bring in just a few months. With a provincial election coming shortly to Ontario and a small war started by politicians to the west be careful which weeds you allow to flourish.

Cat’s 2018 Autism Action Month Playlist

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
By Cathy Jameson Music is as much a part of me as writing is. I love to write, and I love to listen to music. Both have brought me comfort. Both have gotten me through tough times. Every few months,...

Good boy post.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 19 hours ago
SUCH A GOOD BOY, MAX! He stayed with his 3-year-old human who was lost near Warwick last night while we frantically searched for her. For keeping her safe, you're now an honorary police dog. 🐶https://t.co/QiszGFP4gg via @ABCNews pic.twitter.com/xxRc6ndeaK — Queensland Police (@QldPolice) April 21, 2018 I must have seen this story dozens of times yesterday on the internet, and finally it just wore me down until I posted it. This is what love is. What devotion is. What selflessness is. Dammit, now I want a dog.

The Forerunner of the European Union

Fr. Andrey TKACHEV at OrientalReview.org - 19 hours ago
After several centuries people can get used to any mistake, or come to love any distortion. But objectively speaking, the nature of this distortion does not change. It only grows into the consciousness of those who are used to it. However, the threat it carries has not gone anywhere. The post The Forerunner of the European Union appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

The Worst States in Taxpayer Debt Burden and Taxes Per Capita

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. at An Objectivist Individualist - 19 hours ago
According to a report released in September 2017 by Truth in Accounting, a non-profit organization, the states listed below have a per taxpayer debt burden greater than $20,000. The debt burden or surplus was calculated as the state's total reported assets minus capital assets and assets restricted by law which was compared to money the state owes, including on pension plans and healthcare benefits for retirees. Listed from the highest debt burden to the last of those debt burdens greater than 20,000 per taxpayer as of the 2016 fiscal year: 50. New Jersey, $67,200 49. Illinois, $5... more »

Roland Benedikter Discusses Rights in a Post-Human World

Ethical Technology - 19 hours ago
I agree with Rachel that the future of “serious” AI to be branded as such in the strict sense is still (far) ahead, as I have already stated in my lead essay. And I appreciate Rachel’s notion of “general intelligence” to be applied on the upcoming debates on rights for non-human “intelligence” within modern democracies. I regard this notion to be a potential “added value” to a more in-depth debate which hasn’t been taken into consideration sufficiently yet, at least in current Europe. Yet concrete legal proposal options on the “rights for robots” such as those brought forward by th... more »

Hurricane Hiatus

Louis Hissink at Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 19 hours ago
The observed solar minimum and the corresponding slowing down of hurricanes over the Earth, resulting in heavier rainfall, reported here, is explicable if one uses the physics of the plasma universe. The disappearance of sunspots for prolonged periods seems to … Continue reading →

Sunday Sermonette

LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
Front of the place The White Wolf Mine is pushing forward toward completion, and we're moving toward the time when the place will be completely 'weathered in'. Once that happens, the finishing work can begin in earnest. And when the hovel is complete, I'll burrow in like an Arizona tick on an elk's back and that will be that. It seems like I've been on this project forever and because I have never built a custom shack before, every detail is somewhat new to me. That's not a bad thing, but it's still a thing. Rear garage door and side of the house. People have asked me if I've dow... more »

Cedella Marley: Patience

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 20 hours ago
It's wise to take time to think about your decisions before you make them.

The 50 Latest Coconut Oil Benefits Backed By Science

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 20 hours ago
Coconut oil has made the journey from villain to victor in the health food world.

7 Habits That Are Making You Unhappy

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 20 hours ago
Sometimes it is less what we do, and more what we don’t do that has the biggest impact on our lives.

7 Practices That Lead to Empowered Health

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 20 hours ago
When we have a focus, an honest intent, passion and direction, nothing can stop us.

19 Quotes On Love That Show Our Light Shines Brightest In The Dark

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 20 hours ago
No matter how hard it gets, choose love.

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*by Noah* Just a couple of Sunday thoughts from Noah. And, no, unlike so many Republicans, I'm not making a habit of claiming God spoke to me and told me to post these memes, but... maybe he did. Coulda been the neighbor's dog, though.

Q-Drop Decode: MIshel McCumber

cefrith@hotmail.com at Charles Frith - 21 hours ago
The beauty of the QAnon phenomenon is the plausible deniability. We appear to have front row seats to behind the scenes action which is thankfully written off by the dopey corporate media as... Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced

Orban didn’t get the NGOs out fast enough, protesters seeking ‘regime change’ flood streets of Budapest

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 21 hours ago
Tens of thousands of protesters rally for 'regime change' More The post Orban didn’t get the NGOs out fast enough, protesters seeking ‘regime change’ flood streets of Budapest appeared first on The Duran.

18 examples of the spectacularly wrong predictions made around the first “Earth Day” in 1970

Hifast at Climate Collections - 21 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Tomorrow, Sunday, April 22, is Earth Day 2018 In the May 2000 issue of Reason Magazine, award-winning science correspondent Ronald Bailey wrote an excellent article titled “Earth Day, Then and Now” to provide some historical perspective on the 30th anniversary of Earth Day. In that article, Bailey noted that around…

Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 110 – 2018

Hifast at Climate Collections - 21 hours ago
Originally posted on sunshine hours: South / North

Less Svalbard polar bear habitat during the early Holocene than now

Hifast at Climate Collections - 21 hours ago
Originally posted on polarbearscience: Svalbard in the western Barents Sea has recently had less sea ice extent than it had in the 1980s, especially in the west and north, but this is not unprecedented. New evidence from clams and mussels with temperature-sensitive habitat requirements confirm that warmer temperatures and less sea ice than today existed…

You Will Not See This On The News

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
Fantastic crowd and great people yesterday in Key West, Florida. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/HqOUFgmbQS — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2018

Ian Austin said that it was a disgrace that Jeremy Corbyn hadn't expelled, or called for the expulsion, of Ken Livingstone from the Labour Party

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
https://youtu.be/8GjiZvROySE Ian Austin said that it was a disgrace that Jeremy Corbyn hadn't expelled, or called for the expulsion, of Ken Livingstone from the Labour Party. Have any BBC 'journalist' or other unbiased operative asked Jeremy Corbyn to justify his lack of action in this regard? Of course not, the BBC are institutionally anti Israel and with a fellow traveller as leader of the Labour Party they are emboldened to be more casual about antisemites too.

Hamas man shot dead in Malaysia but the BBC choose not to provide context

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 22 hours ago
No BBC article about Israeli 'settlements' is complete without a BBC paragraph explaining how such 'settlements' are 'illegal' under 'international law'. Oddly this BBC piece http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-43851065 about Hamas includes no such background explaining that Hamas has been deemed a 'terrorist organisation' by world governments including the British and American ones. Presumably the BBC don't want to criticise any 'friends' of Jeremy Corbyn A and if that means raising hatred of Israel, all to the good. That such reporting also increases antisemitism in the UK is se... more »

Syria And Russia Claim They Recovered Two U.S. Cruise Missiles That Did Not Explode In Last Weeks Missile Strikes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Zero Hedge*: *Russia Claims It Captured Trump's "Nice And New And Smart" Missiles After Syrian Strike* Two of President Trump’s “nice and new and smart” cruise missiles were recovered non-detonated by the Syrian Armed Forces on April 14, one day after the US, the UK and France fired more than 100 rockets into Syria according to the Russian TASS new agency. The U.S.-led missile strike targeted what they assumed were Syrian chemical weapon facilities in response to the April 07 gas attack in the Syrian city of Douma. And now the reverse engineering of ... more »

Palestine to seek UN protection, calls for investigation into ‘Israeli crimes’ in Gaza

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 23 hours ago
Washington cheers on the Jewish state as it shoots down demonstrators, crickets from human rights inspectors More The post Palestine to seek UN protection, calls for investigation into ‘Israeli crimes’ in Gaza appeared first on The Duran.

Diffuse Cauda Equina Nerve Root Enhancement

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 23 hours ago
Diffuse Cauda Equina Nerve Root Enhancement http://www.jaocr.org/articles/diffuse-cauda-equina-nerve-root-enhancement Advertisements

Chris Hadfield: The astronaut’s guide to flat Earth theory.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 23 hours ago
Chris Hadfield: The astronaut’s guide to flat Earth theory | Big Think http://bigthink.com/videos/chris-hadfield-chris-hadfield-the-astronauts-guide-to-flat-earth-theory

One Of Dance Music’s Greatest Military Tributes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Task & Purpose:* *Before He Died, Avicii Gave Us One Of Dance Music’s Greatest Military Tributes * *DJ and recording artist Avicci died on Friday in Muscat, Oman, of undetermined causes, Variety reported today.* EDM is not a musical style typically associated with patriotic themes, which tend to be more the province of country artists and metal bands. But with the video for “Hey Brother,” released in 2013, the Swedish-born musician, born Tim Bergling, gave us an unexpectedly moving tribute to the U.S. armed forces. Bathed in gauzy light, the video depicts a Mayberry vision of Am... more »

Can Factoring Large Prime Multiples Be Attacked By Precompute & Store? – Nope.

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 1 day ago
Can you pre-compute enough prime products to make a Rainbow Table attack on RSA type encryption? Continue reading →

World’s Oldest Person Dies in Japan at Age of 117

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Nabi Tajima died of old age in a hospital in the town of Kikai in southern Japan.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Residents walk through the ruins of their houses in the Islamic city of Marawi, Philippines. REUTERS/Erik De Castro *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *Returning to Marawi after Islamic State* (Reuters).

Musical Interlude: Liquid Mind, “Serenity”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Liquid Mind, “Serenity” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOq4qmtVVIM

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Galaxies don't normally look like this. NGC 6745 actually shows the results of two galaxies that have been colliding for only hundreds of millions of years. Just off the above digitally sharpened photograph to the lower right is the smaller galaxy, moving away. The larger galaxy, pictured above, used to be a spiral galaxy but now is damaged and appears peculiar. Gravity has distorted the shapes of the galaxies. *Click image for larger size.* Although it is likely that no stars in the two galaxies directly collided, the gas, dust, and ambient magnetic fields do interact directly. In ... more »

"One Big Road..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you're riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don't bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake up and live!” - Bob Marley

Sunday song

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago

Why America Just Got Serious about Sanctioning Russia

Sergey Aleksashenko at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Sergey Aleksashenko* *Security, Americas* [image: United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks during a United Nations Security Council meeting on a chemical weapons watchdog report that concluded a nerve agent was used in the attempted murder of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal at the U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., April 18, 2018. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton] The last eight weeks have undoubtedly highlighted the foundation on which America’s Russia policy will be built. Like any other restriction, sanctions cause discomfort. If the restriction is mild... more »

The United States, Russia and the 'No Cost' Paradigm

Nikolas K. Gvosdev at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Nikolas K. Gvosdev* *Security, Eurasia* [image: U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam November 11, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva/File Photo] Washington think tanks can churn out studies about Russia, but the rationale behind them usually lack deep, strong roots sunk into the American public. Dan Drezner, who has a blog at the *Washington Post*, is correct to caution the foreign policy commentariat from not overblowing comparisons between the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962 and current... more »

Did Russia's Diesel Submarines Really Hunt Down a British Nuclear Sub?

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, Middle East* Could this be true or just some Russian fake news? Russian diesel subs chased a British nuclear sub off the Syrian coast, according to British media. The incident reportedly involved one or two Russian Kilo-class diesel-powered submarines, which have been dubbed the "Black Hole" by Western navies because they are remarkably quiet. Their prey was a British Astute-class nuclear attack submarine. "Two Russian frigates and an anti-submarine aircraft are also thought to have been searching for the British boat as it maneuvered to put its Tomah... more »

LRASM: The Navy's Game Changer Missile Russia and China Should Fear?

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, North America* Or a waste of time? We break it down. On October 11, 1967, the Israeli destroyer *Eilat *was sunk by three P15 cruise missiles fired by two dinky sixty-one-ton patrol boats of the Syrian Navy firing from nearly twenty miles away. The realization dawned on navies across the world that long-range “over-the-horizon” missiles had replaced the gun, torpedo and aerial bomb as the preeminent antiship weapon in naval warfare. German air-launched antiship missiles had already scored some notable successes during World War II, but now it was cl... more »

The 5 Most Dangerous Guns (for the Shooter) on the Planet

Charlie Gao at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Charlie Gao* *Security, North America* These handguns aren't exactly safe. Here's why. Almost every gun is designed to be safe as possible for the shooter. Countless mechanisms have been designed to facilitate this and prevent the gun from firing when the shooter does not intend it to. However, in some guns, these safeties simply do not work, due to poor or thoughtless design. Other guns might fire when the trigger is pulled but could be dangerous due to parts or gasses being expelled rapidly towards the shooter. Here are the some of the most dangerous guns for the shooter. *T... more »

Drone Shot Down Near Saudi Royal Palace Sparks Coup Fears

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:* *Saudi security shoots down recreational drone near royal palace* DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian security forces said they had shot down a recreational drone in the capital on Saturday after online videos showing gunfire in a neighborhood where royal palaces are located sparked fears of possible political unrest. The Riyadh police spokesman, quoted by the official Saudi News Agency (SPA), said a security screening point noticed the flying of a small unauthorized recreational drone at 7:50 p.m. local time (1650 GMT), leading security forces to deal with it accord... more »

Chet Raymo, “Not Known, Because Not Looked For”; T. S. Eliot, “Little Gidding”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Not Known, Because Not Looked For”* by Chet Raymo "Tony shared with us these well-known lines of T. S. Eliot (“Little Gidding”*): "We shall not cease from exploration And the end of all our exploring Will be to arrive where we started And know the place for the first time." "It is not quite what Eliot is up to, but I was reminded of some lines of Pascal that I shared here several years ago: “Scientific learning is composed of two opposites which nonetheless meet each other. The first is the natural ignorance that is man's lot at birth. The second is represented by... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Bogotá, Distrito Especial, Colombia. Thanks for stopping by!

Thank you for your support for food delivery by O'odham VOICE Against the Wall

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 1 day ago
Ofelia Rivas, O'odham, purchasing emergency food for O'odham on the border. Photo copyright Jeff Hendricks O'odham Emergency Food Delivered on Border by O'odham VOICE Against the Wall Photos and article by Ofelia Rivas O'odham VOICE against the Wall Censored News O'odham on the south side of the US/ Mexico international boundary are impacted by recent US Border Patrol restrictions at the San

No Coronation For Mitt Romney This Weekend-- Remember "Dishonesty Is Donald Trump's Hallmark"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Going into the Utah Republican convention of Saturday, Romney had already qualified for the GOP primary ballot through signatures, Most political insiders were positive he would get the 60% needed to avoid a primary. Not quite. He didn't even come in first! State Rep Mike Kennedy, a Republican from Alpine who has served in the Legislature since 2013 edged him forcing a June 26 primary. The *Boston Globe*, Romney's hometown paper, reported that Romney "has worked to keep the focus on state issues rather than his history of well-documented feuds with Trump, whom he called a 'con-ma... more »

Trump On Kasich: "Digusting"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
According to Harry Enten Trump is adored by the Republican base and their adoration is increasing. His job approval rating among Republicans is 85%. Trump, in fact, has a higher approval rating among Republicans than Obama did among Democrats just before the 2012 New Hampshire primary. "That's probably "why there aren't any potential challengers being named who really have too much of a future in the Republican Party. The biggest name is Ohio Gov. John Kasich. Kasich could potentially make some hay in New Hampshire, though there's no reason right now to think he could actually thr... more »

"How Wikipedia Lies: 9/11 - Dick Cheney Admits Flight 93 Was Shot Down"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"How Wikipedia Lies: * *9/11 - Dick Cheney Admits Flight 93 Was Shot Down"* by Eric Zuesse Did you know that Vice President Dick Cheney admitted that on 11 September 2001 he, as President George W. Bush’s brief stand-in during the 9/11 attacks that hit the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, issued an order (and it was carried out) to shoot down United Airlines Flight 93 while it was in the air near Pittsburgh? If what he said at the time was true, then the standard ‘historical’ account of the plane’s having been brought down as a result of action by the passengers, would be conc... more »

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
#Yerevan #today #Armenia 🇦🇲🇦🇲🇦🇲 #protest pic.twitter.com/wa5WpFeUeD — Areg Hovhannisyan (@ar_hovhannisyan) April 21, 2018 #UPDATE Iran is ready to "vigorously" resume nuclear enrichment if the US ditches the 2015 nuclear deal, and further "drastic measures" are being considered in response to a US exit, Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif warns — AFP news agency (@AFP) April 22, 2018 pic.twitter.com/FTNn7AxfU7 — AFP news agency (@AFP) April 22, 2018 Underlining alliance, Venezuela's Maduro visits new Cuban leader https://t.co/MuWKpKI06y — Reuters Top News (@Reute... more »

Alternative to political process in Syria is ‘very dangerous’ – UN Special Envoy to Syria

UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura met with Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hussein Jaber Ansari in Tehran on Saturday to discuss the latest developments in Syria. Ansari stated that a common objective for all parties was to “ensure the territorial integrity and national sovereignty of Syria, and to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Kahlil Gibran, “The Prophet: On Freedom”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Freedom”* "And an orator said, “Speak to us of Freedom.” And he (the prophet) answered: At the city gate and by your fireside I have seen you prostrate yourself and worship your own freedom, Even as slaves humble themselves before a tyrant and praise him though he slays them. Aye, in the grove of the temple and in the shadow of the citadel I have seen the freest among you wear their freedom as a yoke and a handcuff. And my heart bled within me; for you can only be free when even the desire of seeking freedom becomes a harness to you, and when you cease to speak of freedom as a goal... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

"Never More Frightening..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Human beings are perhaps never more frightening than when they are convinced beyond doubt that they are right." ~ Laurens van der Post

X22 Report, ““Cornered, No Way Out, The Trump Card Is About To Be Played”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
X22 Report, “Cornered, No Way Out, The Trump Card Is About To Be Played” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LhycR0Q8N2w *Related followup report:* X22 Report, “The Fed Just Did It Again, Recession Is Right Around The Corner” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHmyTF_r_DQ

U.S. Admiral: Only 'War' Could Stop China From Controlling South China Sea (Update)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Chinese amphibious transport dock Changbai Shan fires its close-in weapons system at simulated air targets during a maritime training exercise in the South China Sea, April 18, 2018. Liu Jian/China Military Online *Newsweek:** Only 'War' Could Stop China From Controlling South China Sea, U.S. Military Commander Says* The head of U.S. Fleet Forces Command told lawmakers that China has become powerful enough to enforce its vast territorial claims across the disputed South China Sea and only an armed conflict would be able to stop this. Navy Admiral Philip S. Davidson, who has been n... more »

China Is Bringing Its Drone And Aircraft Carrier Programs Together

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Type 003* This display at the Military Museum of the Chinese People's Revolution (China's official military museum) in 2016 shows a nuclear-powered carrier with stealthy unmanned combat aerial vehicles. Oedo Soldier *Popular Science:* *China is building drone planes for its aircraft carriers* They're robotics wingmen for China's carrier pilots. The Chinese military is bringing its drone and aircraft carrier programs together, pulling unmanned aerial systems onto carriers as robotic wingmen for pilots. Shi Wen, the chief engineer of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp (CA... more »

Cairo's Sherifeen street after renovation [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 1 day ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: Cairo's Sherifeen street after renovation] Downtown Cairo's Sherifeen street after renovation.

Cairo's Sherifeen street after renovation [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 1 day ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: Cairo's Sherifeen street after renovation] Downtown Cairo's Sherifeen street after renovation.

A Downtown Cairo building after renovation [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 1 day ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: A Downtown Cairo building after renovation] A Downtown Cairo building after renovation.

A Downtown Cairo building after renovation [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 1 day ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: A Downtown Cairo building after renovation] The three floors above the old renovated building were added illegally as usual making it look ugly

China Carries Out Aircraft Carrier Drills In The Pacific For The First Time As Taiwan Tensions Rise

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Japan Times:* *In first, Chinese aircraft carrier performs drills in Pacific, Japanese Defense Ministry says* The Defense Ministry in Tokyo confirmed Saturday that for the first time China has conducted a drill in the Pacific with its sole operating aircraft carrier. The ministry said it had detected several apparent fighter jets being launched from the Liaoning, which was sailing eastward with six other Chinese Navy vessels some 350 km (over 200 miles) south of Japan’s westernmost island of Yonaguni, in Okinawa Prefecture, on Friday morning. On Saturday, the carrier and its esc... more »

Donald Trump has invited Vladimir Putin to the White House. Again.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 1 day ago
Let's be best friends. You can even come for a sleep over. Courtesy of Reuters: *U.S. President Donald Trump invited his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to the United States during a phone call, and said he would be glad to see Putin in the White House, RIA Novosti reported on Friday, citing the Russian Foreign Ministry.* *The news agency quoted Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying Trump returned to the subject of an invitation a couple of times during a call last month and that Russia was now expecting Trump to formalize the invitation. * *“We proceed from the fact that... more »

The Bush family and Columbus, Ohio

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 1 day ago
Most of us around Columbus, OH, know about the Bush connection--George H.W. Bush's grandfather Samuel Prescott Bush, was president of Buckeye Steel and built his mansion in Marble Cliff which is now part of Prescott Place luxury condominiums. We admire it during Lent when we go the the fish fry at Our Lady of Victory. His son Prescott (the senator and father of HW) lived here too and attended Douglas School before going east to a private school. I had forgotten that Barbara Bush's grandfather James E. Robinson was an Ohio Supreme Court justice and lived in Columbus and got his law... more »

Iran Vows That Its Nuclear Program Will Be Revived If President Trump Scraps Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail:* *Iran warns of 'expected and unexpected' moves if Trump pulls out of nuclear deal* * President Hassan Rouhani said on Saturday Iran is 'fully prepared for actions' if the U.S. pulls out of the nuclear deal * The U.S. and five other world powers agreed tot he deal with the goal of curbing Iran's nuclear program in exchange for relief from sanctions * President Donald Trump has repeatedly threatened to leave the deal * He warned the U.K., France and Germany in January he wouldn't waive sanctions come May 12 if they don't work to fix the deal's problems Iran's atomic age... more »

The Truth Behind the Bombardment of Syria

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Oops-- might not be a chemical facility after all* *-by Reese Erlich* In 1998, al Qaeda killed 224 people when it attacked U.S. embassies in east Africa. In retaliation, President Bill Clinton ordered a missile strike against what he described as an al Qaeda nerve gas factory in Sudan. For years, he insisted that the attack had dealt a tough blow against terrorists. Turns out the chemical weapons factory was a pharmaceutical plant. Journalists who arrived at the scene in protective clothing expected nerve gas fallout. They found aspirin scattered among the wreckage instead. Now i... more »

Military map of southern Syria – April 2018

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:50 A.M.) – The month of April has been relatively successful for the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), as they managed to take control of the East Ghouta, east Qalamoun, and much of southern Damascus over the course of three weeks. Starting with the East Ghouta, the Syrian Army was able to finally get […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Saudi police down drone near royal palace amid reports of gunfire in Riyadh

The Saudi police shot down a toy drone which had been flying over the Al Khuzama neighborhood in the country’s capital of Riyadh, where the royal palace is located, local media reported on Saturday. The authorities are currently investigating into the circumstances which have lead to the drone flying near in the royal palace area, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian jets hammer ISIS terrorists as Syrian Army troops attempt to advance in southern Damascus

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 A.M.) – The Russian Aerospace Forces are heavily bombarding the southern districts of Damascus, tonight, targeting several areas under the control of Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists that refused to surrender their positions to the Syrian military. According to an Al-Masdar field correspondent in Damascus, the Russian Aerospace Forces are specifically targeting the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Chemical substance of hexamine found in Douma laboratory – Russian MoD

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 A.M.) – Russian broadcaster VGTRK released video on Friday showing an alleged chemical laboratory in Douma, suspected of belonging to militant group Jaish al-Islam. According to Russian Defence Ministry’s military expert on radiation, chemical, and biological protection, Alexander Rodionov, “the specialists from radiation, chemical and biological protection’s corpses conducted extra examination in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russia: IS militant killed in FSB raid in Stavropol

BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:50 P.M.) – The Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) released footage of the aftermath of a raid for a member of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) in Stavropol on Saturday. The militant was allegedly plotting to carry out attacks on the city. The militant was fatally wounded during the raid. The […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army continues offensive against IS targets in southern Damascus (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued its offensive against militants of the self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIS, ISIL) in southern Damascus, Friday, according to media reports. Footage shows government forces launching shell and rocket fire against militant targets in and around Yarmouk. The fighting has taken place around the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

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