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Thomas Paine

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

24 April - Blogs I'm Following 1 of 2

11:00 pm MDT

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 minutes ago
Cluj-napoca, Cluj, Romania. Thanks for stopping by!

VIDEO: Syrian Army pounds ISIS in southern Damascus

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 11 minutes ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7:20 A.M.) – Thuds and explosions from the heavy shelling and airstrikes ripped through the Syrian capital as the government forces continue to pummel the Islamic State in southern Damascus districts. The Islamic State terror group still controls a small enclave in the southern outskirts of the capital where fierce fighting is taking […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

"For Nothing Is Fixed..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 minutes ago
"For nothing is fixed, forever and forever and forever, it is not fixed; the earth is always shifting, the light is always changing, the sea does not cease to grind down rock. Generations do not cease to be born, and we are responsible to them because we are the only witnesses they have. The sea rises, the light fails, lovers cling to each other, and children cling to us. The moment we cease to hold each other, the sea engulfs us and the light goes out." - James Baldwin

Did official climatology know its predictions were nonsense?

Hifast at Climate Collections - 14 minutes ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest opinion by Christopher Monckton of Brenchley In this series, we have demonstrated beyond reasonable doubt, that after correction of the giant error of physics by which official climatology defined feedbacks in such a way as to exclude or misallocate the large feedback response to emission temperature, global…

“What is Going On?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 16 minutes ago
*“What is Going On?”* by David Stansfield “We have now reached the point in our story where we no longer know what is going on. Moore’s law still reigns supreme over the technological playground, but it appears that our toys have outgrown us – or are very, very close to doing so. Each prediction about what this will mean for the human race is wilder than the next. The wildest prophecies of all cluster around a concept known as “the singularity.” Now there’s a word. Something to do with single, with singleness, oneness, with one or perhaps, The One. All of that and more is wrapped u... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 minutes ago
President Trump, first lady Melania Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron wave during an arrival ceremony at the White House in Washington, April 24, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts *WNU Editor:* The above picture came from this photo-gallery .... *Macron's state visit with Trump* (Reuters)

The Poet: John O'Donohue, "In These Times"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 minutes ago
*"In These Times"* "In these times when anger Is turned into anxiety, And someone has stolen The horizons and mountains, Our small emperors on parade Never expect our indifference To disturb their nakedness. They keep their heads down, And their eyes gleam with reflection From aluminum economic ground, The media wraps everything In a cellophane of sound, And the ghost surface of the virtual Overlays the breathing earth. The industry of distraction Makes us forget That we live in a universe. We have become converts To the religion of stress And its deity of progress; That we may have co... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 minutes ago

"Sit, Be Still, And Listen..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 26 minutes ago
"Sit, be still, and listen, because you're drunk, and we're at the edge of the roof." - Rumi

Two U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors Experienced Engine-Related Emergencies In One Week

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 34 minutes ago
*Popular Mechanics:* *Two F-22s Had Engine Incidents Within a Week* *Fighters involved in both incidents were based at Alaska’s Elmendorf Air Force Base.* Two U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptors experienced engine-related emergencies this month, the separate incidents occurring just a week apart from one another. On April 6th 2018, a F-22 Raptor of the Alaska-based 3rd Wing, flying out of Tyndall Air Force Base, experienced an engine failure but the fighter landed safely. A week later, another Raptor from the same squadron experienced a mishap during landing, damaging the belly of the air... more »

“Facebook Knows About Me?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 45 minutes ago
*“Facebook Knows About Me?”* By Tom Purcell "A chat window opened on my computer screen. A Facebook “friend” I didn’t know began communicating with me. “Happy birthday, Tom!” wrote the woman. “Who told you it was my birthday?” I wrote back. “You did, Tom. You provided that information when you joined Facebook.” “I did?” “Sure, Tom. The information you willingly provide to Facebook – combined with sophisticated tools that monitor your online usage patterns – gives Facebook a detailed understanding of who you are.” “Why does Facebook care about who I am?” “To make billions from advertise... more »

Jim Clyburn-- What A Swell Fella!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 58 minutes ago
*Anyone-- almost-- than Crowley* The other day I was speaking to a top staffer on Capitol Hill. I mentioned that Jim Clyburn, was so drunk no one even understand what he's saying. "It's easier to make a list of members who *aren't* drunkards," he offered, than members who are. It'll take you half as much time." Maybe he was on his best behavior when David Siders interviewed him for *Politico* last week. Clyburn, who has some kind of phony baloney title-- assistant to the Leader-- will be 78 in three months. In 1990 the Supreme Court mandated that the 6th district be redrawn as an Af... more »

The U.S. Army Wants To Deploy Railguns

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Photo: General Atomics *National Defense:* *Army’s Pursuit of Electromagnetic Railguns Heats Up* General Atomics has been awarded a contract to develop electromagnetic railgun technology for the Army as the service pursues cutting-edge weapons to take on advanced adversaries. The Army’s growing interest in this capability comes after years of research by the Navy, which has yet to field one of the weapons. Railguns utilize magnetic fields generated by electrical currents to slide a projectile between two rails inside the barrel. The technology enables the projectiles to travel at ... more »

Another U.S. Air Force Crash

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*The Warzone/The Drive:* *F-16 From Luke AFB Has Crashed Near Lake Havasu (Updated)* The crash is the latest in a spate of recent mishaps that have plagued the Pentagon's air arms. Details are limited at this time, but it appears that an F-16 based out of Luke AFB has crashed near Lake Havasu, possibly while attempting to make an emergency landing at a small airport. A photo of a largely intact—sans cockpit—F-16 with Luke AFB markings laying on the ground has popped up on the Air Force amn/nco/snco Facebook page. According to initial reports, which we cannot confirm at this time... more »

Resisting Washington's divide & conquer tactics in Okinawa

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 hour ago
About 700 people came for the daily construction gate blockade yesterday (Tuesday) at the US Marine Base Camp Schwab here in Okinawa. Usually they bring in legions of dump trucks full of big rocks and gravel three times a day but on Monday and Tuesday they only did it twice because it took so long to clear the blockades from the gates. On Monday the gates were shut down for five hours but on Tuesday lots more Japanese police from the mainland were brought in so they were able to clear the gates after about 90 minutes during the two different blockages. As they drag people away f... more »

No crust no pie

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 2 hours ago
No one made a better pie than my mother. But I used to be good too, and was often asked to bring one to a family get together or church pitch-in. This is the only pie crust I know, and I think it was Mom's. 1/3 cup of shortening to 1 Cup of flour. 1 tspn of salt to 2 cups of flour. 6 TBSP of water for a 2 crust, and 3+ a smidge for 1 crust. So for 2 crust: 2/3 c. shortening, cut into 2 cups of flour with 1 tspn of salt. Add by sprinkling 6 tablespoons of water, mix very lightly and press and roll half of it out between two pieces of plastic-wrap. Lift the top piece, place the pie... more »

Palestinian Teen Executed by IDF Was Unarmed, Far from Fence – Witness & Parents

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Modern Ashkenazi Khazars (90+% of modern Jewry) are NOT the Jews of the Bible! Ashkenaz is not from the tribe of Shem ie. not semitic! They cannot be the descendents of Jacob/Israel who are from Shem! – Genesis 10:1-3 (New King James Version) Nations Descended from Noah 1 Now this is the genealogy of the […]

Documents Reveal Fortune 100 Plan To Destroy Nation States And The Family For Total Consolidation

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
The Alex Jones Channel Published on Apr 24, 2018 Alex Jones exposes the globalist Fortune 100 plan to destroy nation states as Carroll Quigley laid out in his books “Tragedy And Hope” and “The Anglo-American Establishment”. end

One Of The Top Government Official Run Pedophile Networks In The UK Just Got BLOWN UP

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
The Alex Jones Channel Published on Apr 24, 2018 Alex Jones lays out the scandal exposed in Telford, UK where Social Services lawmakers were caught kidnapping children from state-entrusted care and selling them to pedophile networks. end

The Creation Of A New International Trade Currency Will Damage The Dollar

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
X22Report Published on Apr 24, 2018 Home prices are now surging, the central bankers have succeeded in creating the bubble of all bubbles. When looking at the data, unemployment is at its lowest point but home buyers are no where to be found. The data shows housing sales are down except out west. Russia purchases more […]

Your Gold in Vaults? Confiscations, Mattress Money, 2021 and more… Q&A with Lynette and Eric

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
ITM Trading Streamed live 5 hours ago Questions: https://www.itmtrading.com/blog/gold-… Question 1. Mike M: I have approx. 1/3 of my gold stored in a vault in Singapore. What would happen to that if there is an overt confiscation? Question 2. Rene W: To get protection against bail-in would it be wise to remove let say $10,000.00 or […]

Russia Not a Threat to UK & Brits But Threat to NeoCon Plan for Regime Change in Syria – Neil Clark

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Illuminists still trying to ignite their Satanic WW3. RT Published on Apr 24, 2018 UK Defense Secretary Gavin Williamson has launched another scathing attack against Moscow, saying his country needs to reassess the threat from the Russian government. end

Video Showing IDF Soldiers Cheering After Shooting a Palestinian Protester Sparks Outrage

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
RT Published on Apr 24, 2018 The human rights group B’tselem has released a video showing an Israeli soldier cheering after he shot a Palestinian with a rubber bullet in the West Bank. end

UK Government Caught Lying AGAIN re: Skripal Novichok Poisoning Case

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Gordon Dimmack Published on Apr 4, 2018 Not only have the UK government been caught in ANOTHER lie re: the Novichok poisoning, but now it seems they stage-managed the Porton Down/Sky interview, to get ahead of the impending OPCW report. end

OPCW Head Admits Supposed Novichok Could Have Been Produced by Any Country

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
RT Published on Apr 24, 2018 Moscow says it’s not satisfied with the UK’s responses to its questions about the poisoning of a former double agent and his daughter in the south of England last month. And, in an attempt to cut through all the confusion, two Russians have put some questions of their own to […]

No Remorse in US after Saudi ‘Weekend of Mayhem’ Kills Scores in Yemen

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
No Remorse in US after Saudi ‘Weekend of Mayhem’ Kills Scores in Yemen by https://sputniknews.com/ Saudi Arabia has stepped up its air campaign in Yemen, killing at least 78 Yemenis since Friday, worsening the situation for the country which is already experiencing the greatest humanitarian crisis in modern times. Medea Benjamin, co-founder of the anti-war group […]

Gundlach On Gold: “Something Big Is Happening… It’s Getting Exciting”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Gundlach On Gold: “Something Big Is Happening… It’s Getting Exciting” by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ … Gundlach said that the next big move will likely be in gold prices which have broken their downtrend line, and are on the verge of breaking out to the upside. “It’s getting almost exciting… something big is happening,” he said cryptically. – He then revealed […]

Is Nicaragua On The Brink Of Revolution?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Protesters demand resignation of Nicaraguan president after unrest* Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in the capital of Nicaragua on Monday to demand the resignation of the country’s president after a violent crackdown by police on protests that have left at least nine dead. Demonstrators waved blue and white Nicaraguan flags and chanted “President, get out!” as they rallied in several points around the capital of Managua. But the government kept police back from the demonstrations after the violence of recent days. Protests began last week after the gov... more »

Does a ‘Plastic’ Layer Cover Romaine Lettuce?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 3 hours ago
A viral video purporting to show a woman peeling plastic off lettuce leaves is misleading.

Black Woman Golfer: It Was Like We Had Targets on Our Backs

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 3 hours ago
Grandview Golf Club has apologized for calling police on a group of black women who they said were playing too slowly and refused requests to leave the course.

After a Death, How Much Can ‘Broken Heart’ Hurt Survivors?

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 3 hours ago
A sudden shock can trigger a heart attack or something like it called broken heart syndrome . Some studies also have found that people are more likely to die soon after losing a longtime spouse.

X22 Report, “The Creation Of A New International Trade Currency Will Damage The Dollar”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
X22 Report, “The Creation Of A New International Trade Currency Will Damage The Dollar” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6Co04CM7wk

Acuerdo UE-México: fomento de inversiones que ignoran la violación sistemática de los derechos humanos por parte de las multinacionales

bilaterals.org - 3 hours ago
24-Apr-2018 Uno de los principales elementos de la modernización del TLC UE-México pasa por incorporar al texto un polémico capítulo relativo a la protección de las inversiones, que tendría las mismas características que el que se incluyó recientemente en el CETA.

Armenians Celebrate The Resignation Of Strongman Serzh Sargsyan And Remember The 1915 Genocide

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *'We took down a powerful man': Armenians mark victory and genocide* Euphoria fades towards reflection about 1915 and the future a day after protests forced Serzh Sargsyan from office Despite the political hurdles looming, the afterglow from Armenia’s peaceful revolution has not worn off just yet. On Tuesday, the morning after Serzh Sargsyan’s resignation, Maral Aznauryan, 15, skipped toward the capital Yerevan’s central square with the red, blue and orange Armenian flag draped over her shoulders. “I couldn’t sleep all night, I was just yelling, crying,” she said.... more »

World’s First Bank Entirely Run By Robots Opens Up In China

Aaron at Activist Post - 4 hours ago
By Aaron Kesel China’s second-largest lender by assets, China Construction Bank (CCB), has opened a Shanghai branch run entirely by robots that greet customers and... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 4 hours ago
I think Paul Campos is right: Trump has a very good chance of getting re-elected, by which I mean the probability of that happening is high enough that it should be considered its own independent ongoing crisis, that should be a non-stop focus of efforts to stop it from happening. As Campos notes, "Since the days of Grover Cleveland, only once has a party won the White House and not held it for at least eight years" (the Democrats lost the 1980 election after barely winning the 1976 election). That's a reminder that even if Trump is driven from office, a substitute GOP nominee coul... more »

Russia and China Could Stop America from Controlling the Seas in a War

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * Essentially, the Navy and the Marines are moving back to a traditional conventional warfighting footing after more than 25 years of dealing with minor regional conflicts and insurgencies. The United States Navy and Marine Corps have come to terms with the fact that America no longer has uncontested mastery of the seas for the first time since the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. With the rise of near-peer competitors such as Russia and China and the proliferation of long-range precision-guided weapons, control of the sea can no longer be taken for g... more »

The Old Backbone of the U.S. Navy's Fighter Wings Is Retiring (And the F-35 Is Coming)

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * The end of VFA-34’s deployment with Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 onboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) marks the classic Hornet’s last deployment on an aircraft carrier in Navy service. The U.S. Navy’s Strike Fighter Squadron 34 (VFA-34)—the Blue Blasters—stopped off at the Boeing plant in Saint Louis, Missouri, on their way home to Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia. “It was a great opportunity to stop by here,” Commander Perry Solomon, VFA-34 commanding officer, said. “And say thanks to the men and women who build these airplanes. This has been the backbone... more »

Real North Korean Concessions: The Acid Test of the Upcoming Summits

Robert E Kelly at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Robert E Kelly* *Security, Asia* [image: North Korean military participate in the celebration of the 70th anniversary of the founding of the ruling Workers' Party of Korea] It is a bit unnerving that the North has still not given the United States anything real to consider counter-conceding for. This Friday, North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will meet South Korean president Moon Jae-in. In May or June, he may meet U.S. President Trump. The hype around these meetings is growing. Just last week, North Korea’s announcement that it would suspend nuclear and missile tests sparked anot... more »

Do Israel's Targeted Killings Work?

Mohammed Ayoob at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Mohammed Ayoob* *Security, Middle East* [image: Israeli soldiers cross the Gaza border back to Israel early morning] Targeted assassinations, even if masterfully conducted, are likely to remain irrelevant to the larger strategic picture. Israeli investigative journalist Ronen Bergman’s *Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel’s Targeted Assassinations* is a remarkable work of nonfiction. Written like a fast-paced thriller, it provides a detailed history and analysis of almost all of Israel’s major (successful and unsuccessful) attempts to assassinate its presumed enemi... more »

What Would Taiwan Do If China Invaded?

Russell Hsiao at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Russell Hsiao* *Security, Asia* [image: A Taiwanese soldier stands in front of a M60A3 tank during a military drill in Hualien, eastern Taiwan] Beijing has escalated tensions in the Taiwan Strait by launching a comprehensive pressure campaign that include diplomatic, economic and military coercion to rewrite the status quo. “The American people have come to the aid of foreign countries in the name of freedom many times in our history; but Americans will not in good conscience support countries that are unwilling to defend themselves*.*” The former U.S. representative from Conne... more »

How Trump Should Define Success in Syria

Jack Keane, Danielle Pletka at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Jack Keane, Danielle Pletka* *Security, Middle East* [image: Free Syrian Army fighters prepare mortar shells during clashes with forces loyal to Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in the Handarat area, north of Aleppo] There is a way forward in Syria, and Donald Trump has more than once had the courage to stand up to those inside and outside his administration who have urged retreat. Give credit to Donald Trump for a moral clarity that eluded his predecessor about the Assad regime’s use of chemical weapons on innocent civilians. The president stood by his word and didn’t tolerat... more »

China's Defense Budget: What Everyone Is Missing

Nan Li at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Nan Li* *Security, Asia* [image: China's aircraft carrier Liaoning takes part in a military drill of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy in the western Pacific Ocean] The recent increase to China's defense budget may be more significant than it appears to be. The recent session of China’s National People’s Congress approved an increase of China’s defense budget by 8.1 percent, which translates into an annual spending of $175 billion for the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) for 2018. Chinese analysts state that the increase keeps pace with China’s annual economic growth ra... more »

America Must Come to Terms with Reality in Syria

Emily B. Landau at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Emily B. Landau* *Security, Middle East* Trump stopped kicking the can down the road on North Korea and addressed the nuclear threat. He must do the same with Iran. The joint attack carried out by the United States, United Kingdom and France on April 14 in Syria—targeting three sites related to Assad’s chemical weapons program—was a firm reaction and punishment for Assad’s continued use of chemical weapons against Syrian civilians. What singled out this chemical weapons attack from others Assad carried out over the past year was that it was not limited to the use of chlorine. Th... more »

Government: Wild red wolf population could soon be wiped out

White Wolf at White Wolf - 4 hours ago
The only wild population of endangered red wolves is unsustainable and could be wiped out within a decade after dwindling to a few dozen, government officials said in a report Tuesday. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service review of the species' status estimates that only about 40 wolves remain in the wild in eastern North Carolina, down from a peak of about 120 a decade ago. "The population cannot recover from their losses and overcome mortality resulting in a steadily declining population," the review states, predicting these wild wolves could vanish in as little as a decade. Anot... more »

Did DJ Avicii Try to Expose a Pedophile Ring Before He Died?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
Yet another specious "report" from a fake news site that seems to have a fascination with pedophilia.

Did a Daredevil Ride a Motorcycle Across Lake Como?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
A viral Facebook post showing a man riding his motorbike across Lake Como failed to mention that it was outfitted with special skis.

Just a reminder that Donald Trump gropes everybody.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 4 hours ago
President Trump picked a piece of dandruff off of French President Macron during a joint press briefing: “We have to make him perfect,” Trump said. pic.twitter.com/tmqIz3D7tn — POLITICO (@politico) April 24, 2018 Yeah. I used that dandruff trick to cop a feel back when I was in high school. You would think a man in his seventies would improve his game. Personally I think that Macron's security should have jumped in between the two of them the minute that Trump made contact and yelled " Gardez-vous les mains pour vous." (Keep your hands to yourself.) Do you know who is tired of hi... more »

Hisham Geneina Saga goes on : Former Egypt’s top auditor sentenced 5 years in prison

noreply@blogger.com (Zeinobia) at Egyptian Chronicles - 4 hours ago
Egypt’s former top auditor Hisham Geneina was sentenced on Tuesday to 5 years in jail in a Cairo military trial in a sad twist in his tale. [image: Hisham Geneina] Hisham Geneina in a file photo from a previous trial at State Council The former top auditor was found guilty of spreading false news about the Egyptian armed forces and the country in his Huffington Post Arabic edition. *“The website has closed down as Arianne Huffington decided to lease as it seems to some Saudi affiliated company as I have heard*” Geneina is able to appeal the verdict before a military appeals court. Nev... more »

Egypt's Great Cairo Radio station building at Sherifeen Street [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 4 hours ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: Egypt's Great Cairo Radio station building at Sherifeen Street] The original Egyptian state radio , which has become the house of the local radio stations and Great Cairo Radio station. The building was renovated and restored in the street.

Renovated balconies at Sherifeen street [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 4 hours ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: Renovated balconies at Sherifeen street] Beautiful renovated balconies at the street where palm trees stand high

Renovation works are still there [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 4 hours ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: Renovation works are still there] Renovation works and workers are still doing their job to make Sherifeen street as beautiful as it was once.

Inauguration on World Heritage Day [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 4 hours ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: Inauguration on World Heritage Day] The street was inaugurated by Cairo governor and other officials on 18 April , the World Heritage Day.

A pathway renovation goes on [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 4 hours ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: A pathway renovation goes on] A pathway between Al-Sherifeen buildings that leads to another street is current renovated

Lest we forget *what*?

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 4 hours ago
I grow increasingly uneasy every year with the growing laudation of Anzac Day. Lest we forget, it is said, every year, with increasing vehemence. But what exactly is it we should be remembering, and are earnestely entreated not to forget? In my own lifetime, the remembrance seems to have morphed from the birth of a nation and the bungling of generals to one in which the twin themes of duty and blood sacrifice have come to thoroughly permeate the day. Is it just the proximity to Easter that allows that commemoration's central theme to bleed so strongly into this one, I wonder? But ... more »

President Trump Welcomes French President Macron To The White House

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Jon Shelton, DW: **Trump and Macron highlight US-French alliance with public display of affection* US President Donald Trump and French counterpart Emmanuel Macron addressed reporters after "a frank and productive private meeting." The alliance between their countries seems to have reached a new personal level. When US President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron emerged from an Oval Office meeting to address government officials and reporters at the White House Tuesday, the men stressed not only the historic ties that bind their respective countries but also willi... more »

How Many Times Did The Russian Hookers Putin Sent Trump Pee On Him? New Proof

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
Bloomberg uncovered proof that-- at the very least-- Señor Trumpanzee was lying about the pee-pee tapes. Trump's defense-- that he's a germaphobe make no sense. Urine is not sterile but, as Trump, a long time golden showers aficionado, knows urine is no less sterile than any other part of us. Microbes are an indelible part of our bodies and the world around us. Not even the uterus and placenta, long thought to enshroud fetuses in sterile envelopes during gestation, are actually germ-free zones. They contain complex, varied microbial colonies-- microbiomes-- that help prepare us f... more »

Border Patrol Arrests, Targeting Of Immigrant Activists Rises Dramatically In Vermont

Arvind Dilawar at Shadowproof - 5 hours ago
Migrant Justice accuses Border Patrol of using racial profiling to target Vermont’s immigrant dairy farm laborers and vocal community organizers. The post Border Patrol Arrests, Targeting Of Immigrant Activists Rises Dramatically In Vermont appeared first on Shadowproof.

Tuesday Night Cat Blogging

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 5 hours ago
Couched cats.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 24, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Sargsyan promised not to run for office and did so anyway — a gamble that backfired Roman Goncharenko, Olga Kapustina and Ilya Koval, DW: Armenia: *Serzh Sargsyan resignation a blow to Russia foreign policy* *Street protests have forced the resignation of Armenian Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, just days after he took up the post. The rapid turn of events could shake up Russia's interests in the region.* The list of post-Soviet revolutions keeps growing. After Georgia in 2003, Ukraine in 2004 and 2014 and Kyrgyzstan in 2005, there's now Armenia, where street protests have forced a... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'AFN Terrorism'

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 5 hours ago
AFN TERRORISM Posted on April 24, 2018 Please post & distribute. MNN. Apr. 24, 2018. The Assembly of First Nations, the national, provincial and territorial INDIAN organizations and band and tribal councils are terrorist organizations. They use terror as a weapon to help eradicate all native people. Violence and threats are calculated to attain political and economic goals through

Increasing Role Models, Fostering Community for Women in STEM

Tiffany Pennamon at Diverse - 5 hours ago
A mentoring program created by women engineering students at Georgia Institute of Technology to train and empower the next generation of girls in science, technology, engineering and mathematics is bearing fruit.

University of Richmond Using Goats for Landscape Management

cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
RICHMOND, Va. — The University of Richmond is planning to use a herd of goats as part of a landscape management project. The university said in a news release Monday that the goats will help clear invasive species from part of the campus as part of an effort to create an “eco-corridor.” They will reside […]

Jill Biden to Deliver Commencement Speech at Alabama College

cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
MOBILE, Ala. — Dr. Jill Biden will deliver the commencement speech at a community college in Alabama. News outlets report the wife of former Vice President Joe Biden will deliver the commencement speech at Bishop State Community College on May 10. The Mobile school says Biden and former President Barack Obama led the first-ever White […]

Mount Holyoke College Names New President

cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
SOUTH HADLEY, Mass. — After nearly two years as interim president of Mount Holyoke College, Sonya Stephens can remove the word “interim” from her title. Trustees at the women’s college in South Hadley on Monday named Stephens the school’s 19th permanent president. The school undertook a national search for a new leader, but trustees Chairwoman […]

Science Fiction Updates: Hugos, prescience, and geeks in high places!

David Brin at CONTRARY BRIN - 6 hours ago
All right, this didn't blow just me away, but also Greg Bear, who says he went slack-jawed one night recently, while watching *The Late Show.* It appears that host *Stephen Colbert* and his guest, actor *Paul Giamatti*, are genuine sci-fi geeks. And not just a little bit! We knew Colbert was a Tolkien scholar. But name dropping Jack Vance, Larry Niven, Henry Kuttnerand C.L. Moore? Okay, they are the real deal! *(Alas, what am I, chopped liver? Hey, guys, I'll ship you some signed stuff ;-) * Oh, and Barack Obama has kvelled on Liu Cixin and a number of other SF authors. Is this... more »

Guests Arrive At The White House For President Trump's First State Dinner With President And Mrs. Macron of France (Live)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Guests arrive at the White House for President Trump's first state dinner with President and Mrs. Macron of France. https://t.co/zPlCDdTRZb — NBC News (@NBCNews) April 24, 2018

Woman Gets Prison for Using Someone Else’s Tainted Urine

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
An Ohio woman might want to ask some questions if she tries to borrow someone's urine again to pass a drug test.

Can Rapists Can Sue for Child Custody, While Rape Victims Cannot Sue for Child Support?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
A meme's claims about rape, child custody, and child support oversimplifies a very complicated legal scenario.

Agency Warns Retailers Not to Sell Juul E-Cigarette to Kids

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
Federal health officials announced a nationwide crackdown on underage use of a popular e-cigarette brand following months of complaints from parents, politicians and school administrators.

Nucking Futz Newz!!!

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 6 hours ago
*Trump Brushes Dandruff Off* *Macron's Shoulder* Today I'm introducing a new series called "*Nucking Futz Newz*!!! and this is my first item. In a press conference today, Trump brushed dandruff off of visiting French President Macron's shoulder. I have previously posted my concerns that Trump may be in the early stages of dementia. But not recently. This incident cries out to be considered as evidence of dementia. The man just has *NO* priorities! * Please.*..will someone get out the vaudeville hook!

World News Briefs -- April 24, 2018 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Trump and France's Macron seek new measures on Iran as deadline looms* President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron pledged on Tuesday to seek stronger measures to contain Iran, as the U.S. leader considers whether to ditch an international accord meant to prevent Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. At a joint news conference after lengthy talks, Trump did not repeat threats to withdraw from the 2015 agreement with Iran which was negotiated by his predecessor, former President Barack Obama, but made clear he has little patience for staying in the d... more »

Three Arizona Tribes Sue to Stop Canadian Mining Project

White Wolf at White Wolf - 7 hours ago
For more than a decade, Native American tribes in Arizona have voiced their opposition to a proposed copper mine in the southern part of the state. Now, three tribes are joining together to bring the fight to court. The Tohono O'odham Nation, and the Pascua Yaqui and Hopi tribes have filed a lawsuit in federal court over the fate of about 3,600 acres of public land in the Santa Rita Mountains. A Canadian company has plans to establish a copper mine there, but the tribes say the area is sacred. Peter Yucupicio, a vice chairman with the Pascua Yaqui tribe describes the land as not on... more »

America’s Unsustainable Empire

Patrick J. Buchanan at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: america-s-unsustainable-empire] How long can this country, with its shrinking share of global GDP, sustain its expanding commitments to confront and fight all over the world?

New Federal Regulations Aren’t Making Pizza Great Again

Selwyn Duke at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: new-federal-regulations-arent-making-pizza-great-again] New regulations, set to take effect May 7, require restaurants with 20 or more locations to post in-store menu boards providing exhaustive nutritional information on virtually every item sold.

Brennan's Secret Trip to Moscow: Did He Originate “Russian Collusion Story?”

Steve Byas at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: brennan-s-secret-trip-to-moscow-did-he-originate-russian-collusion-story] Did former CIA Director John Brennan — a man who voted for a communist in a presidential election because he thought America needed change — travel to Russia as part of the Trump-Russia collusion story creation?

British Hospital to End the Life of Another Defenseless Child Against Parents' Wishes

Raven Clabough at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: british-hospital-to-end-the-life-of-another-defenseless-child-against-parents-wishes] The fight to save the life of 23-month-old Alfie Evans in England closely mirrors that of Charlie Gard, the 11-month-old who died after being removed from life support after Gard’s parent’s endured hellish legal battles with a London Children’s hospital and multiple courts. Like Gard, Evans is believed to have encephalomyopathic mitochondrial DNA depletion syndrome, and if Alder Hey Children’s Hospital has its way, Evans will be left to die against the wishes of his parents and advocates ac... more »

California Bill Would Criminalize Speech, Books Opposing LGBT Agenda

Michael Tennant at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: california-bill-would-criminalize-speech-books-opposing-lgbt-agenda] The California Assembly approved a bill that could prohibit the dissemination of traditional Christian teaching on homosexuality and transgenderism.

Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti is my new Nostradamus.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 7 hours ago
Stormy Daniels’ lawyer @MichaelAvenatti explains to @Lawrence why he thinks that Donald Trump’s presidency will not survive a full term. pic.twitter.com/keEeVILvRu — The Last Word (@TheLastWord) April 24, 2018 Look I don't always put a lot of stock in predictions, but you have to admit that Avenatti is hitting them out of the park right now. The guy seems to be about three or four moves ahead of everybody, and he has been right with his predictions about 100 % of the time. If I were standing at a roulette table and saw Avenatti put a bet down I would throw all of my cash on that s... more »

Wildlife Services Killed 1.3 Million Native Animals in 2017, Including Coyotes, Bears, Wolves

White Wolf at White Wolf - 7 hours ago
The arm of the U.S. Department of Agriculture known as Wildlife Services killed more than 1.3 million native animals during 2017, according to new data released by the agency last week. The multimillion-dollar federal wildlife-killing program targets wolves, coyotes, cougars, birds and other wild animals for destruction—primarily to benefit the agriculture industry. Of the 2.3 million animals killed in total last year, more than 1.3 million were native wildlife species. "The Department of Agriculture needs to get out of the wildlife-slaughter business," said Collette Adkins, a biol... more »

Anatomy of an Investigation

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 7 hours ago
Once again, going through older material looking for nothing specific, I have stumbled over something that might be of some significance. It all began when, scanning a document created by the Air Force that listed 49 UFO organizations in the United States that investigated UFOs, I spotted Karl Pflock’s name. He was listed as the director of something called the National Committee for Karl PflockInvestigation of UFO’s. The name, I suspect was designed to feed off that of the bigger and better known National Investigations Committee on Aerial Phenomena which was listed by the Air Forc... more »

The truth about exercise?

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 7 hours ago
I know a lot of homes have this sort of treadmill. Mine may even have been among them, in years past! (Click the image to be taken to a larger version at Pearls Before Swine's Web site.) Peter

Syria situation becomes INVISIBLE – through apparent efforts from both Presidents Putin and Trump

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 7 hours ago
All appears VERY QUIET in Syria, scarcely more than one week after media-dominating air and missile strikes, which runs counter to the gloom-and-doom narrative of 10 days ago More The post Syria situation becomes INVISIBLE – through apparent efforts from both Presidents Putin and Trump appeared first on The Duran.

Breast cancer & the 5-year survival rate myth

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 7 hours ago
By watching this video, you’ll know more than an estimated 97% of doctors, about a critical concept called lead-time bias. RELATED STORY: Overtreatment of Stage 0 Breast Cancer DCIS RELATED STORY: Can mammogram radiation cause Breast Cancer? Yes. 90% of breast cancer could likely be prevented if everyone did some of these 12 things *Article

That was then, this is now: Open season on vaccinating pregnant women

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 7 hours ago
By the World Mercury Project team Instinctively, most of us know that pregnancy is a time when it makes sense to be cautious. After all, as even popular culture attests, “precious cargo” is involved. With medications, focus group research indicates that when the risks of a given medication are unknown, most women are not willing to take the

Votación del TLC entre Chile y Uruguay: una grave falta de responsabilidad

bilaterals.org - 7 hours ago
24-Apr-2018 Durante más de dos décadas los gobiernos han insistido en la falacia de que con los TLC todos ganan, sin que las fuerzas políticas hayan exigido que se precisen y difundan los perjuicios de los tratados, antes de votar.

¡El libre comercio tiene que permanecer fuera de la Agricultura!

bilaterals.org - 7 hours ago
24-Apr-2018 Declaración Foro Internacional sobre los Impactos del Libre Comercio en la Agricultura, organizado por La Vía Campesina Sudeste y Este de Asia.

Chile - Uruguay: La incomprensión de los políticos sobre la gravedad de los TLC

bilaterals.org - 7 hours ago
24-Apr-2018 Los TLC no son en lo sustancial distintos entre sí, aumentan la desigualdad, perjudican a los pequeños sectores de la economía, ceden soberanía política a las transnacionales y, sin embargo, se votan en Chile sin estudios o, como ocurrió en el TLC con Uruguay el pasado jueves, con la mitad de los diputados fuera de la sala.

Inspector General's Probe Revealed That President Obama's Justice Department Tried To Influence The FBI’s Investigation Into The Clinton Foundation

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Washington Times:* *Obama Justice Dept.’s attempts to influence investigations exposed in McCabe probe* Tucked inside the inspector general’s report on former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was the story of an August 2016 phone call from a high-ranking Justice Department official who Mr. McCabe thought was trying to shut down the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation while Hillary Clinton was running for president. The official was “very pissed off” at the FBI, the report says, and demanded to know why the FBI was still pursuing the Clinton Foundation when the Justi... more »

The collapse of Jeremy Corbyn's antisemitism round table is telling per The Jewish Chronicle

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
This Jewish Chronicle article https://www.thejc.com/comment/comment/the-collapse-of-jeremy-corbyn-s-antisemitism-round-table-is-telling-1.462990 is a must read. This is the key part that antisemitism enablers like the BBC and Jeremy Corbyn should bloody well read and keep rereading until it sinks in. 'If the only way a person identifies as Jewish is in opposing the right of the State of Israel to exist, then I do begin to question the use of that Jewish identity. I'm not saying they're not Jewish. I'm not suggesting they can't oppose the State of Israel. But they cannot claim to do... more »

Black Lives Continually Demeaned, Devalued, Dehumanized

Elwood Watson at Diverse - 8 hours ago
Walking while Black. Sitting in a public space while Black. Asking for help while Black. Merely existing while Black. The cold, hard truth is that to be Black in America is to frequently endure an ongoing state of assaults and insults.

Service Learning Could Strengthen Long-Term Student Outcomes

cmaadmin at Diverse - 8 hours ago
A case study of the early professional success of a former student suggests that service learning holds potential for strengthening long-term outcomes in the journalism discipline.

Actors Read ‘Gun Facts’ Off a Teleprompter: Part II

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
The second installment in our two-part examination of a viral, pro-gun rights video.

Actors Read ‘Gun Facts’ Off a Teleprompter: Part I

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
The first installment of our two-part examination of a viral pro-gun rights video.

Business coalition challenges Austin's burdensome and unconstitutional paid sick leave ordinance

Content Multimedia - 8 hours ago
By Robert Henneke With its mandatory paid sick leave ordinance, the City of Austin once again violates Texas state law and infringes upon the rights of Austin businesses protected by the Texas Constitution. The City’s ordinance is preempted by the Texas Minimum Wage Act. Furthermore, the City lacks evidence to support any legitimate governmental interest that would support imposing this regulatory burden on all business owners.

Two posts about the dangers for children of "anytime, anywhere" learning ecosystems

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 8 hours ago
from Wrench in the Gears April 24, 2016 Tracking Students: Google Rolls Out "Anytime, Anywhere"learning in Kirkland, WA parks this spring Fast forward fifteen years. Imagine that the vision advanced by Knowledgeworks, the futurists at the American Alliance of Museums, the MIT Media Lab, Institute for the Future, and ed-tech impact investors has been realized. Neighborhood schools no longer exist. Buildings in gentrifying communities have been transformed into investment condominiums with yoga studios and roof-top bars. Those in marginal neighborhoods exist as bare-bones virtual... more »

Woman Who is Running For President Who Insist She Isn't Running For President Is Cranking Up A Presidential Campaign

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 8 hours ago
*She Slept Her Way To The Top in California. Now She Wants To Be Your Lady President* Kamala Harris, freshman senator from California who is has been referred to by some dems as Obama 2.0 and a potential candidate for president in 2020, is reported to have spent in upwards of *$400,00* from her campaign's war chest on advertisements in just the first quarter of this year according to the Federal Election Commission. Harris, a *former girlfriend* of San Fran Mayor Willie Brown, insisted that she is not thinking about running for president, not thinking about it mainly because she's a... more »

April is poetry month

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 8 hours ago
Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, savor you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. -Lynne Wilburn, 2011

Israeli Media: Commander of U.S. Central Command Makes Unannounced First Visit To Israel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
General Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, delivers remarks at the National Council on at 26th Annual Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference in Washington, U.S., October 18, 2017. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas Reuters *Times Of Israel:* *Commander of US troops in Syria makes unannounced first visit to Israel* Gen. Joseph Votel to meet with IDF chief, senior defense officials amid heightened tensions between Israel, Iran The head of the US military’s Central Command, which is responsible for American activities in the Middle East, arrived in Israel on Monday to meet with senior Isra...more »

WikiLeaks Tells Supporters to Boycott Coinbase for Joining US Extra Judicial Financial Embargo

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
[image: wikileaks] Coinbase has reportedly refused to specify why it suspended the WikiLeaks Shop's account, and in response, WikiLeaks is calling for a "global blockade" of the platform. The post WikiLeaks Tells Supporters to Boycott Coinbase for Joining US Extra Judicial Financial Embargo appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Special Elections: AZ-08 Today, TX-27... Sometime

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
After he was caught in a sex-and-payoff scandal, Blake Farenthold intended to serve out his term and not run for reelection. Instead he was forced to resign from Congress in disgrace. TX-27 s a very gerrymandered district that took a Hispanic-based Democratic district and made it Republican. In 2004, TX-27 was 68.1% Hispanic and the only congressman it had ever known was Democrat Solomon Ortiz. It included Cameron County (84% Hispanic) and Brownsville way in the south. In the 2003 midterm redisticting, Cameron County was removed and put into the 15th and Republican parts of Kingsv... more »

Star Citizen - story mode vs sandbox mode - the depressive realisation

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 9 hours ago
For the longest time, I've (somehow) convinced myself that parts one, two and three of Squadron 42 will be where CIG takes the player on a military journey through some war with some alien race, and that Star Citizen was an MMO sandbox game set in the same universe. Two completely different products. Spent a bit of time on Star Citizen's subreddit, and after much insane and obstructive debate came to the conclusion that sandbox gaming is definitely not where star citizen is going. What appears to be going on is CIG is making a NARRATIVE-USE UNIVERSE that the player can experien... more »

Most Bottled Water Brands Contaminated with Microplastics

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 9 hours ago
Let’s analyze the impact bottled water has had on our planet.

Bliss, Saedor, and a You-and-Me World

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 9 hours ago
I’m so thoroughly trained in me-or-you that I forget to be me-and-you within five minutes of remembering.

Tattoo Culture and the Search for Identity

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 9 hours ago
Tattoos have been a part our history from the beginnings of known history of man.

California Defeats Monsanto in Court to List Glyphosate as Carcinogen

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 9 hours ago
A California Appellate Court sided with the State of California and Center for Food Safety (CFS) on Thursday, affirming that Monsanto’s glyphosate pesticide can be listed as a known carcinogen under Proposition 65.

BREAKING: Russian air defenses foil rocket attack on Hmeymim airbase

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:30 P.M.) – Missiles fires by rebel fighters in northern Latakia countryside on Hmeymim airbase were successfully intercepted by Russian air defenses as the government forces gain ground across the war-torn country. The missile attack was preceded by an attempt by rebels to attack the coastal airbase with an armed drone, which was also […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Palestinians fight to retake Yarmouk Camp from ISIS

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – A large number of Palestinians are currently taking part in the ongoing struggle to retake the Yarmouk Camp District from the Islamic State (ISIS) forces that have occupied this area in southern Damascus for years. While the battle for the Yarmouk Camp is being led by the Syrian Arab Army […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Violent People With Less Access To Guns Would Be A Homicide Deterrent

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 9 hours ago
While criminals will get guns illegally, and people who use guns to commit suicide may not be deterred by anything, people who are already prone to violence would be deterred from homicide by gun law changes, according to a new article which argues that federal and state laws should include people who abuse their partners regardless of whether they are married to them or not. And findings of abuse should be grounds for not being allowed access to guns. read more

Mental Fatigue May Be A Key Issue In Seniors' Walking Ability

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 9 hours ago
Today at the American Physiological Society (APS) annual meeting at Experimental Biology 2018 in San Diego a group of scholars posited that low "mental energy" may affect walking patterns in older adults more than physical fatigue. read more

Study: California to get “climate whiplash” between drought and floods

Hifast at Climate Collections - 9 hours ago
Study: California to get “climate whiplash” between drought and floods Posted on 04/24/2018 by Russ Steele OK, take a deep breath these floods have happened before, long before the myth of anthropogenic global warming. According to The West Without Water by B.Lynn Ingram and Frances Malamud-Roam. According to the authors, there is evidence of similar and […]

NFU’s Guy Smith’s Latest Fake Climate Claims

Hifast at Climate Collections - 9 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? After complaining about “early springs” for long enough, the Guardian are moaning about how damaging the delayed start to spring is this year. And guess what, it’s down to climate change! ? Last year, asparagus growers were harvesting as early as…

Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 113 – 2018

Hifast at Climate Collections - 9 hours ago
Originally posted on sunshine hours: South / North

Dailymail Shows How Easy It Is To Steal A Car — And Amazon, eBay, Others Are Selling The Tools

Aaron at Activist Post - 9 hours ago
By Aaron Kesel Electronic reprogramming tools that can be used to steal cars in seconds are being sold online on Amazon, eBay and other retailers... more »

Barents Sea Ice Stays Put

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 9 hours ago
In the last nine days, sea ice in Barents persists, remaining above 700k km2, well above the decadal average and the previously high 2014. The melting is confined mostly to Bering Sea on the Pacific side, and less so in Okhotsk next door. The April pattern of ice extent decline is shown in graph below: […]

Corbyn anti-Semitism meeting 'disappointing', Jewish leaders say per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 9 hours ago
'"We are disappointed that Mr Corbyn's proposals fell short of the minimum level of action which our letter suggested. "Words in letters and newspaper articles will never be enough. We welcome the fact that Mr Corbyn's words have changed but it is action by which the Jewish community will judge him and the Labour Party."' So said the Jewish organisations that met with Jeremy Corbyn. Well what were they expecting? If it walks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's probably a duck. More from the BBC here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-43868922 3 No doubt some antisemitism ... more »

CDC Buried Data Supporting Defensive Use of Firearms

Bob Adelmann at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: cdc-buried-data-supporting-defensive-use-of-firearms] The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention conducted three studies in the 1990s showing that about 2.5 million Americans use guns in self-defense every year. But the studies were never published.

Rand Paul Drops Opposition, Now Backs Pompeo for Secretary of State

Warren Mass at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: rand-paul-drops-opposition-now-backs-pompeo-for-secretary-of-state] Senator Rand Paul has dropped his opposition to President Trump’s nomination of CIA Director Mike Pompeo as secretary of state, and voted to support Pompeo’s nomination.

Unintended Consequences Of Trump's Syria Attack

Daniel McAdams at 9 hours ago
President Trump's recent missile attack on Syria has led the Russians to re-think its decision to put on hold a Syrian government request for the Russian S-300 missile defense system. Particularly with Russian troops still operating in Syria, Russia may well decide to deliver the system to the Assad government. The Israelis, who have conducted more than 100 bombing raids on Syria since the start of the war in 2011, threaten to destroy any missile defense system targeting Israeli planes while they are bombing Syria. Far from solving any strategic or tactical US goals in the region, t... more »

Will Taking Ibuprofen or Other NSAIDs Increase Your Risk of Heart Attack or Stroke?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
Non-aspirin NSAIDs are associated with an increased risk of heart attack and stroke, but that risk is not equal for all NSAIDs or doses.

Another adult film star comes forward to backup Stormy Daniels' story of death threats, and to accuse Trump of misconduct and offering to pay her for sex.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 9 hours ago
Courtesy of the Daily Mail: *A fellow porn star has backed up Stormy Daniels' claims that she was once threatened to stay silent about her alleged affair with Donald Trump. * *Daniels claims she was once threatened in a parking lot in 2011 after she told a tabloid about her affair with the then-real estate mogul. * *Now Jessica Drake, who claims she turned down a $10,000 offer to have sex with Trump after meeting him at a Lake Tahoe golf event in 2006, says that Daniels told her about the alleged threat on two separate occasions. * *'She actually told me about the threat twice,' ... more »

"Who to Blame for Your Debt"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Who to Blame for Your Debt"* by Paul Rosenberg "I hope that none of my regular readers are burdened with much debt, but I know that many people are. Sometimes shockingly so. And so I’d like to explain who’s really to blame for these situations, because they are more complex than they may at first appear. *The Obvious Blame: *The most obvious target for blame is the person who signed for it. And while there’s certainly a good deal of truth to that, it’s not quite that simple. So, yes, if you’re in debt, you did bring it upon yourself, and you could have done better. So, before I b... more »

Observations of America, Part II: Colorado has its own smoky cannabis story hidden from the world

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 9 hours ago
Legalized cannabis (marijuana) creating FAR more problems than it is solving, as degenerate druggies foul up the works in one of America's most beautiful locations More The post Observations of America, Part II: Colorado has its own smoky cannabis story hidden from the world appeared first on The Duran.

Osama Bin Laden's Bodyguard Is Living In Germany On Welfare

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Sami A has been kept under close surveillance in Germany *Daily Mail:* *Osama bin Laden's former bodyguard is paid £1000 a month welfare in Germany and can't be deported* * Sami A., 42, is classified as dangerous and forced to report to police every day * Germany rejected his asylum application and handed him a deportation order * But he continues to stay after a court ruled he could face torture if deported * He traveled to Afghanistan in the late 1990s to become bin Laden's bodyguard A former bodyguard of mass killer Osama bin Laden is being supported to live free in Germany at... more »

These Countries Will Have the Most Powerful Air Forces in the World (In 2030)

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * Here is the rundown. *By 2030, the Royal Air Force will be at its most capable in decades. The air service will have just under 160 highly capable Eurofighter Typhoons. Originally intended as air superiority fighters, the RAF’s Typhoons are now capable of dropping the Paveway series of laser-guided bombs. Work is also progressing only giving them Brimstone missile capability. A combat drone descended from the Taranis UAV is projected to be flying sometime around 2030, and will operate alongside manned UK fighters.* By 2030 the most powerful air forc... more »

In 1983, 1 Company Tried to Merge a Gun and a Rifle. This Is What Happened Next.

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * The story of the Desert Eagle. *The Desert Eagle was never officially picked up by any major military or police force and is primarily the realm of gun enthusiasts and hunters looking for a show-stopping sidearm. In case of a rifle malfunction the Desert Eagle’s hitting power could spell the difference between a successful hunt or serious injury. The gun is also extremely popular in Hollywood, appearing in dozens of movies and television shows. It is also a popular sidearm in today’s video games, where it has earned the nickname “Deagle.”* In the m... more »

Revealed: How You Can Build Your Own AK-47, Glock or Even AR-15

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * An interesting set of facts. *The Glock 17 is one of the easier weapons to make at home. The Glock 17’s lower receiver is made of polymer, which is easier to work with than aluminum, though neither are forgiving to mistakes. Glock 80 percent lowers typically feature a more aggressive styling than the real, more conventional Glock. These lowers also typically feature an underbarrel Picatinny rail and embedded steel plate, for those hobbyists living in states that require serialization of homemade firearms.* The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & ... more »

America's New Stealth Destroyer '99 Percent' Done

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, North America* DDG 1001 is nearly complete and recently completed acceptance trails. *Much like the lead Zumwalt-class ship, the 2nd is envisioned as a stealthy, multi-mission land and blue-water attack platform armed with long-range precision fires, a wide range of offensive and defensive missiles, faster computer processing speed and an electric drive Integrated Propulsion System with 78-megawatts of on-board electrical power.* Beneath the highly visible shadow of the now commissioned first-in-class stealthy USS Zumwalt destroyer, the Navy has been quie... more »

Why Did Russia Just Build This Gigantic 80 Year Old Tank?

Robert Beckhusen at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Robert Beckhusen* *Security, Europe* Forget the T-14—the T-35 is back. *We’ll probably see this new reproduction T-35 again. Verkhnyaya Pyshma is famous for the historical tanks and armored vehicles which mark its Victory Day parades.* In April 2018, a very large and interesting machine rolled out of a military museum in Verkhnyaya Pyshma, a town in Russia’s Sverdlovsk region. It was a T-35 — one of the most bizarre tanks of the interwar period and known in particular for its five turrets, huge size and short performance on the battlefield. Note — this T-35 is not authentic. ... more »

U.S. Admiral: China Is Now Capable of Controlling the South China Sea

Asia Times at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Asia Times* *Security, Asia* Pick to take over as Pacific Command chief calls for maintaining U.S. presence. *In response to questions for how to respond to China’s increased military presence in the region, Admiral Davidson advocated a sustained US military presence and investing in weapons technology.* If Chinese leaders thought that saying goodbye to their least favorite US military commander, current US Pacific Command chief Admiral Harry Harris, would mean a more amenable replacement is on the way, they had better guess again. The nominee to take the spot when Harris beco... more »

Why China's Aircraft Carriers Would Be Crushed by America in a Fight (for Now)

Asia Times at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Asia Times* *Security, Asia* The PLA's new aircraft carrier is of the “mid-weight” class, lagging behind U.S. supercarriers in terms of propulsion, launch pads and ship-borne aircraft. *The current excitement and nationalist pride on the part of many Chinese netizens notwithstanding, the fact that the sea trial of the PLA’s second carrier failed to pique too much interest in overseas media is perhaps an indication of how it actually measures up against its counterparts in foreign fleets.* Though the Chinese Defense Ministry has stayed mum on the maiden voyage of the nation’s f... more »

China Is Building Another Aircraft Carrier (and It Could Be a Game Changer)

Asia Times at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Asia Times* *Security, Asia* The planned carrier is bigger and features aircraft launch pads—some of which could be powered by electromagnetic motors. *Despite having similar steam turbo engines, the new carrier will do away with the curled-up bow as aircraft will be catapulted from launch pads, although it remains to be seen if the novel electromagnetic system which the Chinese military has been testing for years will be put into use on the carrier.* While China is readying its first home-built aircraft carrier – now doing sea trials in the Bohai Sea – for delivery to the navy... more »

China's Greatest Wish: Is Taiwan's Air Force Dying?

Asia Times at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Asia Times* *Security, Asia* Taiwan’s small fighter fleet faces wear and tear. *Now the Taiwanese military is looking to boost its surface-to-air missile deterrence to fend off incoming Chinese warplanes, as its relatively small fleet of fighters is becoming overstretched.* The wear and tear on Taiwan’s military aircraft are increasing, as they need to take off to intercept or monitor Chinese bombers or spy planes whenever they approach, an almost daily occurrences now that Beijing’s breaches of the island’s airspace is so frequent that it’s no longer news. Taiwan’s air force h... more »

April 24: And so the chaos goes on....

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 10 hours ago
http://rabble.ca/news/2018/04/capitalist-god%E2%80%99s-10-commandments ________________________________________________________________ http://theantimedia.com/us-backed-coalition-bombs-wedding-yemen-killing-bride/ The story above appeared in the morning of April 23. Will it make the irving press on April 24? I doubt it very much. Now, if this had been a report of Syrians killing children, and if it came from a collection of liars called White Berets, it would have made every western paper. But this one isn't likely to. It's now April 25 and, as expected, this story did not make the ... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 10 hours ago
Prince William has a *THIRD CHILD*. *Prince Andrew, Virginia Roberts and Jeffret Epstein's colleague Ghislaine Maxwell.* *Prince Andrew*, Duke of York, is the *third child* of Queen Elizabeth. Prince Andrew has been linked to Jeffrey Epstein who is linked to child abuse rings. *Diana*, Princess of Wales, was the third of the (surviving) children of Frances Ruth Roche. She is alleged to have been murdered because she knew too much about child abuse rings. *Mary, Princess Royal, Countess of Harewood. She was the third child of King George V.* George V's third child was Prin... more »

Top New Top U.S. Pacific Commander Wants A Bigger U.S. Military Presence Near China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
U.S. Navy Flickr *Defense News:* *Incoming US Pacific Command chief wants to increase presence near China* MELBOURNE, Australia ― The nominee to be the next chief of the U.S. forces in the Pacific has called for an increase in U.S. forces from all three services stationed in the vital region, adding that China is now effectively able to control the South China Sea and challenge the U.S. presence in the region. In his testimony at last week’s Senate Armed Services Committee confirmation hearing, Adm. Philip Davidson also said he will work to recalibrate U.S. force posture in the I... more »

Did an Orca Eat an Ice Fisherman on Camera?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
Footage of a fisherman getting eaten by a "killer whale" comes from a 2002 commercial for an Australian bakery chain.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 11 hours ago
In his recent *Wall Street Journal* piece about his dismissal by *The Atlantic,* Kevin Williamson complained that no journalist ever asked him to explain his position on the proper penalty for abortion in a hypothetical America in which abortion was criminalized. So *New York* magazine's Ed Kilgore asked him, twice -- and never got a straight answer, only some high-toned libs-are-evil invective, along these lines: People on the pro-choice side seek to shift the conversation to the question of the specifics of criminal sanction for obvious and shallow rhetorical purposes — because th... more »

WATCH: Cops Knock Man Off Bicycle, Then Make Up Charges and Arrest Him to Justify It

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: bicycle] Disturbing video shows a police cruiser appear to ram an innocent man on a bicycle and then fabricate charges against him to justify it. The post WATCH: Cops Knock Man Off Bicycle, Then Make Up Charges and Arrest Him to Justify It appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Hero Dad Who Stopped Waffle House Shooting Raises Nearly $100K for Victims in a DAY

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: victims] The father who confronted and disarmed a gunman, stopping a mass shooting, is now raising money for the families of the victims. The post Hero Dad Who Stopped Waffle House Shooting Raises Nearly $100K for Victims in a DAY appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Comparing China’s 1st Home-Made Carrier Versus The USS Ford

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*Asia Times:* *China’s 1st home-made carrier a minnow versus USS Ford* The PLA's new aircraft carrier is of the 'mid-weight' class, lagging behind US supercarriers in terms of propulsion, launch pads and ship-borne aircraft. Though the Chinese Defense Ministry has stayed mum on the maiden voyage of the nation’s first domestically built aircraft carrier, photos and video clips have flooded the Internet since Monday, when the vessel was seen being towed out of its berth at the Dalian Shipyard. The ship is now believed to be en route to designated zones for sea trials in the Yellow... more »

Canada’s Worst Mass Killing in 30 Years Proves Lunatics Who Want to Kill People—Don’t Need Guns

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By Matt Agorist The US is reeling from another tragedy this week after a deranged madman walked into a Tennessee Waffle House and began firing... more »

Hero Dad Who Stopped Waffle House Shooting Raises Nearly $100K for Victims in a DAY

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By Rachel Blevins Antioch, TN – The man who has been hailed as a hero for disarming a mass shooter after he gunned down four... more »

The strange case of the monkey selfie

Nigel Cameron at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 11 hours ago
In a fascinating ruling, the US Ninth Circuit has ruled in the case of the monkey who took a selfie. Naruto, a macaque from Indonesia, did not bring the case himself. PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals), the radical animal-rights organisation, acted on his behalf. Although the Ninth Circuit is know for its liberal views, […] The post The strange case of the monkey selfie appeared first on UnHerd.

UnPacked Shorts – “Sneckdowns” and desire lines: a parable for the big data age

James Coney at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 11 hours ago
Have you ever heard of a “desire line” or a “sneckdown”? In this UnPacked Short, Peter Franklin, Charlotte Pickles and Sally Chatterton discuss what these are, what we learn from them, and how big data could soon be doing what they do on a much larger scale. Read the UnPacked behind the short here. The post UnPacked Shorts – “Sneckdowns” and desire lines: a parable for the big data age appeared first on UnHerd.

Taiwan's Military Trains To Repel A Chinese Invasion

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Close quarters: China held live-fire drills in the Taiwan Strait last week, an exercise interpreted as a show of force and a message to self-governed Taiwan which China claims as its territory *Reuters: **Taiwan to simulate repelling invasion amid China tensions* Taiwan will simulate repelling an invading force, emergency repairs of a major air base and using civilian-operated drones as part of military exercises starting next week, the defense ministry said on Tuesday amid growing tensions with China. Over the past year or so, China has ramped up military drills around self-rule... more »

China's Navy's Live Fire Exercises Continue In The East China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
The Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning (centre) and other ships from the People's Liberation Army Navy taking part in a military drill in the Western Pacific Ocean on April 18, 2018. PHOTO: REUTERS *AFP:* *Chinese carrier leads live fire drill in East China Sea* A flotilla of Chinese naval vessels held a "live combat drill" in the East China Sea, state media reported early Tuesday, the latest show of force by Beijing's burgeoning navy in disputed waters that have riled neighbours. The state-run Xinhua news agency said the vessels, led by China's sole aircraft carrier the Liaoning, "... more »

China's First Domestically Built New Aircraft Carrier May Start Sea Trials This Week

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*International Business Times:* *China’s First Home-Built Aircraft Carrier Could Start Sea Trials This Week* According to the South China Morning Post on April 23, China’s first domestically built aircraft carrier is expected to start sea trials soon amid what analysts say is a growing pressure to push forward its development. The Type 001A first generation aircraft carrier’s maiden sea trial could take place this week, possibly coinciding with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy’s 69th anniversary on Monday depending on weather and ocean conditions. *Read more* .... *More N... more »

European Leaders Make Case for Iran Deal in Meetings with Trump

dstuster at Lawfare - 11 hours ago
*France and Germany Apply Diplomatic Pressure ahead of Trump’s Iran Deal Decision* French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel are meeting with President Trump this week to deliver a one-two diplomatic punch to persuade him to preserve U.S. participation in the Iran nuclear deal. Trump decertified the agreement last October, kicking the agreement to Congress for revisions. Congressional action stalled quickly, but since then U.S. diplomats have tried to work with their European partners to reach an agreement that could satisfy Trump. The United States’ neg... more »

Indigenous Women Urge Divestment in Switzerland -- 'No Fossil Fuel Financing'

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 11 hours ago
Women's Earth and Climate Action Network · Indigenous Women Urge Divestment in Switzerland -- 'No Fossil Fuel Financing' By Women's Earth and Climate Action Network Censored News ZURICH (April 23, 2018) -- The third Indigenous Women’s Divestment Delegation to Europe was in Zurich, Switzerland today, meeting with UBS bank to advocate against unethical financing of fossil fuel

“Smart City” Projects are Really Police Cam-Share Programs in Disguise

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By MassPrivateI A recent article in the Erie-Times, revealed that ‘Secure Smart City’ (SSC) projects are really police cam-share programs in disguise. The article boasts that... more »

The Government “Can’t Find” $20 Trillion, While Pension Funds Are Tanking

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By Jon Rappoport Note: the missing $20 trillion does not refer to the national debt. Alert to pension fund managers all over the planet—and to... more »

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