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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

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Qatar Should Finance American Military Presence in Syria Or Lose US Support – Saudi FM

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 8 minutes ago
Qatar: “But ISIS has been defeated. We don’t need to be in Syria any more!”. Saudi Arabia: “We’re ISIS you IDIOT! cough cough I mean we need to fight for liberty, peace, prosperity.. apple pies and liberty fries …. democracy … wait a minute, this last one don’t sound right!” – RT Published on Apr 25, […]

Qatar Govt. Must Send Troops to Syria Or Lose US Support and be Toppled – Saudi FM

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 8 minutes ago
Qatar Govt. Must Send Troops to Syria Or Lose US Support and be Toppled – Saudi FM by https://www.rt.com/ Riyadh appears to be trying to bully regional rival and fellow US ally Qatar into going to war in Syria, with the Saudi foreign minister citing the US leader’s call for “wealthy” nations to stump up and […]

Is the U.S. Government Evil? You Tell Me

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 8 minutes ago
Is the U.S. Government Evil? You Tell Me by John W. Whitehead, https://www.rutherford.org/ Is the U.S. government evil? You tell me. This is a government that treats its citizens like faceless statistics and economic units to be bought, sold, bartered, traded, tracked, tortured, and eventually eliminated once they’ve outgrown their usefulness. – This is a government that […]

‘That Will Teach Them’: Israeli Soldiers Gloat & Cheer as They Shoot Palestinian Protesters (VIDEO)

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 8 minutes ago
“In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of Hebrew University, a biologist, published the first extensive study of DNA and the origin of the Jews. Her research found that virtually all the Jews came from Khazar blood. Not only that but Oppenheim discovered that the Palestinians—the very people whom the Jews had been persecuting and ejecting from […]

‘They Want People to Support a Big War’: Media Stokes Fears After Toronto Attack

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 8 minutes ago
Emphasis mine: ‘They Want People to Support a Big War’: Media Stokes Fears After Toronto Attack by https://sputniknews.com/ Canadian police on Monday steered clear of suggesting that 25-year-old Alek Minassian, believed to have driven a van into a group of pedestrians, killing 10, is Muslim, or the attack part of a terrorist plot. But that didn’t […]

Peter Schiff: Gold To Spike By $100/Day Over Many Days In A Row

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 8 minutes ago
Peter Schiff: Gold To Spike By $100/Day Over Many Days In A Row by https://www.silverdoctors.com/ Peter Schiff says once gold takes off, it’s going to be like “an invading army busting through the castle doors”. Here’s why… Peter Schiff interviewed by Mike Adams via Natural News: – (Natural News) Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, launched his new “Counterthink” program on the Infowars network […]

The World Now Knows: ‘It’s the British Empire, Stupid!’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 8 minutes ago
What LaRouche term as the “British Empire”, I term as the western Illuminati. They are one and the same. It is the Anglo-American Zionist Satanic cabal that is in charge of the west. At the head of the serpent are the Old Black (as in EVIL) Nobility of Europe headed by the British Monarchy. These […]

OPCW Finds No Chemical Weapons at Syrian Facilities Bombed by US – Russian MoD

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 8 minutes ago
OPCW Finds No Chemical Weapons at Syrian Facilities Bombed by US – Russian MoD by https://sputniknews.com/ Last week, the fact-finding mission of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) visited a site in the Damascus suburb of Douma to collect samples in connection with the alleged April 7 chemical attack. – Chief of the […]

A Furtive Glance at the US’s Ongoing War Preparations Against Russia

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 8 minutes ago
Will the serpents be able to trigger their Satanic WW3? A Furtive Glance at the US’s Ongoing War Preparations Against Russia by ARKADY SAVITSKY, https://www.strategic-culture.org/ While the world’s attention is riveted on Syria, the US is significantly boosting its forces in Europe. And these are not just divisions streaming in to take part in some exercises that […]

Gohmert On Mueller

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 11 minutes ago
Gohnert illustrates the dirt on Mueller Continue reading →

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 26 minutes ago
The "Ingosstrakh Exclusive Classic Day" car rally kicked off by the Metropol Hotel in Moscow's center. © Sputnik / Iliya Pitalev *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *Vintage Car Rally in Moscow* (Sputnik). On a personal note .... before the revolution my great-grandfather was a car enthusiast and he opened a factory in Moscow to build cars .... but the revolution changed everything. Wikipedia's post on Russia's car industry is rather good, and the link is here .... *Automotive industry in Russia* (Wikipedia).

Simon & Garfunkel, “Mrs. Robinson”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 37 minutes ago
Simon & Garfunkel, “Mrs. Robinson” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9C1BCAgu2I8 “Sitting on a sofa on a Sunday afternoon, Going to the candidate’s debate. Laugh about it, shout about it, When you've got to choose, Every way you look at it you lose...”

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 37 minutes ago
“A now famous picture from the Hubble Space Telescope featured Pillars of Creation, star forming columns of cold gas and dust light-years long inside M16, the Eagle Nebula. This false-color composite image views the nearby stellar nursery using data from the Herschel Space Observatory's panoramic exploration of interstellar clouds along the plane of our Milky Way galaxy. Herschel's far infrared detectors record the emission from the region's cold dust directly. *Click image for larger size.* The famous pillars are included near the center of the scene. While the central group of hot... more »

"A Complete Substitute For Life..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 37 minutes ago
"The Internet is so big, so powerful and pointless that for some people it is a complete substitute for life." ~ Andrew Brown

Chet Raymo, “The Wild Silence And The Wild Dark”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 37 minutes ago
*“The Wild Silence And The Wild Dark”* by Chet Raymo "It is probably obvious by now that I have been reading Yeats. So let me share one more poem, "He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven": “Had I the heavens' embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light, I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being poor, have only my dreams; I have spread my dreams under your feet; Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.” There is a wonderfully sexy scene in “Frankie Starlight” where Anne Parillau... more »

"Sooner Or Later..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 37 minutes ago
“Sooner or later everyone sits down to a banquet of consequences.” – Robert Louis Stevenson

X22 Report, “They Feel Threatened, Deep State Changes Tactics, Next Move Could Be Huge”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 55 minutes ago
X22 Report, “They Feel Threatened, Deep State Changes Tactics, Next Move Could Be Huge” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L4vD7PjHtSE *Related followup report:* X22 Report, ”The Central Bank Experiment Failed, Germany Moves Closer To The Silk Road” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QP8bofIjLdk

The State Of The Arab World In One Picture

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 56 minutes ago
Arab leaders pose for a photo during the 29th Arab League Summit in Dhahran city, Saudi Arabia, on Sunday April 14, 2018. press photo *Simon Henderson, The Hill*: *Awaiting change: State of the Arab world is captured in photo from Saudi summit* It is going to be a long, hot summer in the Middle East — continuing civil wars in Syria and Yemen, tension on the Israel-Gaza border, the Iran nuclear deal being extended or ending, the opening next month of the new U.S. embassy in Jerusalem, and who knows what else will happen. Some of this turmoil may be self-inflicted, but all are challe... more »

After Pompeo Is Confirmed We'll Be Hearing Lots About "Bloody Gina"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 59 minutes ago
I'm really looking forward to former Democrat Joe Lieberman's OpEd on why Democrats need to confirm Torture Princess Gina Haspell. He hasn't published it yet, just one called Senate should fulfill constitutional duty, confirm Mike Pompeo. Pompeo has to move on the State before Haspell cn be voted on for his old job at the CIA. Lieberman hectored Democratic senators that the pro-Pompeo and anti-Pompeo votes are "breaking along partisan lines which is contrary to precedent for this important position and bad for our country because it sends a message of internal division to our alli... more »

Flamengo Draws 0x0 Against Santa Fe in Copa Libertadores

Nelson Belen at The Rio Times - 1 hour ago
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Wednesday, April 25th, Flamengo continued its 2018 Copa Libertadores campaign drawing 0-0 with Colombian side Independiente Santa Fe (Sante Fe) in Bogotá, Colombia. In the first match between these two clubs, a closed-door affair at Maracanã Stadium on April 18th, Flamengo took the early […]

US State Department Breaks Into Russian Consulate Residence In Seattle

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*RT:* *US authorities break into closed Russian consulate residence in Seattle (PHOTOS) * US authorities broke into the locked residence of the Russian consul-general in Seattle, Washington. The building was evacuated on US orders as part of the mass expulsion of Russian diplomats. Video from the scene shows State Department personnel in plainclothes entering the yard and attempting to break the lock on the door of the residence. A later attempt appears to have been successful, as a locksmith could be seen opening the door and entering the premises. The Russian flag is still flyi... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
Valley City, N. Dakota, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

Afghan Taliban Reject Peace Overtures. Announces Start Of Spring Offensive

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Taliban announce spring offensive, dismiss peace overtures* KABUL (Reuters) - The Taliban announced the start of their annual spring offensive on Wednesday, dismissing an offer for peace talks by President Ashraf Ghani but pledging to focus on U.S. forces in Afghanistan. The announcement of the Al Khandaq campaign, named after the so-called Battle of the Trench, fought by the Prophet Mohammad to defend the city of Medina in the early days of Islam, marks the symbolic start of the fighting season. But heavy fighting has been going on in different parts of the country an... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Hey, Chief, What's Your Price?'

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
HEY, CHIEF, WHAT’S YOUR PRICE? Posted on April 25, 2018 Please post & distribute. MNN. Apr. 25, 2018. Indian sell outs will do anything for money and fake prestige. Recently at court Joe Norton of Kahnawake told the judge, “Don’t call me Mr. Norton. Call me the Grand Chief Norton!” We call him the “Gross Chief”! Every chance the chiefs have they head for the bright lights of Las Vegas,

Did a ‘New Study’ Show That Marijuana Leads to a ‘Complete Remission’ of Crohn’s Disease?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 2 hours ago
The results of a 22-person pilot study have been misrepresented through years of viral reporting and celebrity promotion.

The Air Force, Navy and Marines Won't Share Key F-35 Data with Each Other

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * Why? A new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report has found that the U.S. Defense Department is failing to share operational lessoned learned by operators of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter among the services. While the Air Force, Navy and Marine Corps will all use versions of the jet, the three services are failing to cooperate on sharing their data with each other. The GAO recommends that the Pentagon resolve the problem. The military concurs with the recommendation. “The Marine Corps records F-35 aircraft operational lessons... more »

Lockheed Martin Is the Big Winner in the Trump Military Buildup

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * And the reasons are clear. Lockheed Martin is very pleased with the new defense budget that was recently passed by the U.S. Congress. The company and its programs stand to benefit enormously from the increased U.S. defense outlays. “We were very pleased to see Congress enact the Consolidated Appropriation Act of 2018 providing much needed funding for our nation's military and national security,” Lockheed Martin president and chief executive officer Marillyn Hewson told investors on April 24. “Notably the 2018 Appropriations Act raised DOD [Departmen... more »

President Moon: Be a Facilitator, Not a Mediator

Jiwon Yang at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Jiwon Yang* *Security, Asia* [image: South Korea's President Moon Jae-in (2nd L) is seen during a meeting with Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc (not pictured) at the Government Office in Hanoi, Vietnam March 23, 2018. REUTERS/Kham/Pool] While Seoul says that it will be a “mediator” between Pyongyang and Washington in the upcoming denuclearization talks, the reality is more complicated. Time is ticking for South Korea’s President Moon Jae-in. Expectations are high for a major breakthrough for denuclearization at the inter-Korean summit on April 27 as it directly affects ... more »

How America Can Meet China's Challenge

Denny Roy at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Denny Roy* *Security, Asia* [image: Soldiers of China's People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy stand guard in the Spratly Islands, known in China as the Nansha Islands, February 10, 2016. REUTERS/Stringer] Given the nature and scope of the Chinese challenge, the United States must make strategic adjustments. The gloves are off. China and the USA now speak openly of their competition for regional and global influence. The two countries hold clashing views on many international issues, so each perceives some of its own interests jeopardized by the other’s pre-eminence. The Chinese go... more »

Where Should the Kim-Trump Summit Take Place?

Doug Bandow at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Doug Bandow* *Security, Asia* Instead of focusing on predictable venues, the North’s supreme leader and America’s president should think creatively. Plans for a Trump-Kim summit continue apace. But one critical issue remains unresolved. Where will the two leaders meet? Guesses include the Korean Peninsula, China, and U.S. Pacific possessions, but sources claim none of these are on the final list. Europe supposedly accounts for six possibilities, led by Geneva. Mongolia, Thailand and Singapore allegedly also are being considered. The main problem with Europe is the fact that Kim... more »

Elections Are Insufficient for Democratizing the Arab World

Imad K. Harb at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Imad K. Harb* *Security, Middle East* [image: The ink-stained finger of an Iraqi woman living in Jordan is seen as she waits after casting her ballot at a polling station at a government school in Amman March 5, 2010. Iraqis in Lebanon, Syria and Jordan started early voting ahead of the country's March 7 parliamentary election that will test Iraq's prospects for stability as U.S. troops prepare to leave. REUTERS/Ali Jarekji] From Libya and Tunisia to Syria and Iraq, 2018 is shaping up to be an eventful year. Democracy in the Arab world continues to be besieged and denied to the ... more »

Does America Really Need to Fear China?

Lyle J. Goldstein at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Lyle J. Goldstein* *Security, Asia* [image: A U.S. Navy servicemen listens to a walkie-talkie in front of a Chinese national flag onboard U.S. aircraft carrier USS George Washington during its port call in the Hong Kong waters June 16, 2014. REUTERS/Bobby Yip] Why has American Sinophobia intensified to such a degree? These days, the “China threat syndrome” is everywhere to behold in American political life. A chorus of cheers celebrates the upcoming trade war even though many key American producers, above all farmers, could be grievously damaged. Another group heralds the return... more »

Why the U.S. Army Loved the 'Tommy' Gun (and Hitler Feared It)

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Europe* Too bad it was so expensive. In 1917, when America entered the First World War, the United States Army tasked Brigadier General John T. Thompson, Chief of the Small Arms Section of its Ordnance Department, with designing a short-range, rapid-firing, large capacity infantry trench weapon. The general turned the job over to his own firearms firm, the Auto-Ordnance Corporation (AOC). Thompson and his team determined the .45-inch Automatic Colt Pistol cartridge used in the Colt M1911 semi-automatic pistol provided the most suitable rounds... more »

Would Israel Attack S-300 Air Defenses in Syria?

Asia Times at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Asia Times* *Security, Middle East* If the anti-aircraft equipment is attacked, there will be “catastrophic consequences,” warns Moscow. There is no shortage of reasons to be concerned about the entangled drama unfolding in Syria, as Russia maneuvers on a shifting landscape that could see Israel and Iran collide in a direct confrontation. Commentary in The Wall Street Journal on Monday urged caution on the part of Moscow, arguing that Russia has already nudged the regional arch-enemies closer to war. A recent Israeli strike on a base in Syria which killed seven Iranians, includ... more »

‘Intimately Involved in Torture’: 109 Ex-US Generals Against Gina Haspel’s CIA Bid

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
‘Intimately Involved in Torture’: 109 Ex-US Generals Against Gina Haspel’s CIA Bid by https://www.rt.com/ As many as 109 retired US generals and admirals urged lawmakers to reject Gina Haspel’s nomination as CIA director for being “intimately involved in torture,” and to declassify her role in the notorious interrogation program. – Haspel, a career intelligence officer nicknamed […]

BBC Admits It Let Spy Agency MI5 Blackball Applicants with Radical Perspectives

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
RT America Published on Apr 24, 2018 The BBC just admitted that MI5, Britain’s spy agency, vetted their journalists, making sure that no one with a voice deemed dissenting or subversive got to work at news outlet. They’ve been accused of it for years. It was one of those things they call an open secret – […]

Former MSNBC Journalists Expose the Channel’s ‘Pro-Establishment Bias’ Fake News

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Former MSNBC Journalists Expose the Channel’s ‘Pro-Establishment Bias’ by https://www.rt.com/ It looks like we can add yet another name to the list of journalists that MSNBC has pushed out or fired for refusing to toe the establishment line: Ed Schultz. Schultz, whose new home is at RT, recently gave an interview to the National Review‘s Jamie Weinstein. During […]

North Korea's Elite Are Abandoning Facebook And Other Western Internet Sites

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Reuters:* *North Korea's elite quitting Facebook, concealing internet activity: researcher* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea’s ruling class has in recent months abandoned Western social media sites such as Facebook (FB.O), Instagram and Alphabet’s Google (GOOGL.O) and dramatically increased its use of tools that cloak internet activity, according to cyber security research published on Wednesday. The reclusive country’s small percentage of internet-connected leaders is preferring to use Chinese services such as Alibaba, Tencent and Baidu, U.S.-based cyber intelligence firm Rec... more »

Is Global Warming a Necessity Defense?

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 3 hours ago
On April 23, the Minnesota valve turners gained permission from the state appellate court to claim their admittedly illegal actions were necessary in light of global warming from pipeline fuels. But there are still several slips between this cup and their lips. In the report below from Minnesota Star Tribune there are several points of […]

Citing “Conclusive Evidence” of Explosives, Families of Victims File Petition to Re-Open 9/11 Investigation

Activist Post at Activist Post - 3 hours ago
By John Vibes This month, the Lawyers’ Committee for 9-11 Inquiry, a group representing families of the 9/11 victims, filed a petition with the U.... more »

NCAA Governors Accept Basketball Panel’s Proposed Reforms

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
The NCAA Board of Governors is reported to be assessing their rules after unanimously voting Wednesday to accept the recommendations of a special panel that proposed drastic changes to college basketball.

Fired Administrator Names NCCU Chancellor in Whistleblower Suit

Tiffany Pennamon at Diverse - 4 hours ago
A former vice chancellor at North Carolina Central University listed Chancellor Johnson O. Akinleye and two University of North Carolina Board of Governors members in a whistleblower lawsuit filed against NCCU last week.

How to Fail: The Lesson We’re Forgetting to Teach Our Students

cmaadmin at Diverse - 4 hours ago
Our students can learn from small mistakes before they get out into the post-college world and make big one. But, first, we need to allow them the room to make those mistakes — and recover from them.

Chinese Scientists Are Warning That North Korea's Nuclear Test Site Has Collapsed, Putting China And Nearby Nations At Risk Of Radioactive Fallout

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*SCMP:* *North Korea’s nuclear test site has collapsed ... and that may be why Kim Jong-un suspended tests* The mountain’s collapse after a fifth blast last fall has led to the creation of a massive ‘chimney’ that could leak radioactive fallout into the air, researchers have found North Korea’s mountain nuclear test site has collapsed, putting China and other nearby nations at unprecedented risk of radioactive exposure, two separate groups of Chinese scientists studying the issue have confirmed. The collapse after five nuclear blasts may be why North Korean leader Kim Jong-un dec... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Cambridge Analytica whistle-blower reveals that Stephen Bannon was testing phrases like "drain the swamp" and pushing a pro-Putin narrative years before he joined the Trump campaign.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 4 hours ago
Chris WylieCourtesy of WaPo: *Conservative strategist Stephen K. Bannon oversaw Cambridge Analytica’s early efforts to collect troves of Facebook data as part of an ambitious program to build detailed profiles of millions of American voters, a former employee of the data-science firm said Tuesday. * *The 2014 effort was part of a high-tech form of voter persuasion touted by the company, which under Bannon identified and tested the power of anti-establishment messages that later would emerge as central themes in President Trump’s campaign speeches, according to Chris Wylie, who lef... more »

Ready To Say Bye-Bye To Scott Pruitt? It's Not The Bad Policies Doing Him In... It's The Graft And Corruption

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
The White House has been sending signals to Senate allies to not go out on any limbs defending EPA Director Scott Pruitt. On Monday, Bloomberg was already reporting that the Pruitt defenses were starting to crumble. "White House officials are cautioning Republican lawmakers and other conservative allies to temper their defense of Scott Pruitt, according to two people familiar with the discussions, in a sign that administration support for the embattled EPA chief may be waning." There were already some Republicans that didn't need the warnings. Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), Ileana Ros-Leht... more »

Blocking dump trucks at Oura Bay, Okinawa

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 4 hours ago
*From right to left: VFP members Tarak Kauff, Doug Lummis, Dud Hendrick and me* - We are staying at a rustic Inn near Camp Schwab – in the countryside where local people have small vegetable plots. Dud Hendrick, Tarak Kauff, and I have been sleeping on the floor with thin pads underneath us. Outside there are lush Japanese-style gardens and the owner provides us an ample breakfast of salad, soup, and thick bread with pizza sauce and cheese. The showers feel good each morning after the previous day being outside in the mostly mid-70-degree temperatures. ... more »

Reactor-Grade Plutonium and Nuclear Weapons: Exploding the Myths

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 5 hours ago
Reactor-Grade Plutonium and Nuclear Weapons: Exploding the Myths by Gregory S. Jones [image: http://www.npolicy.org/thumb.php?name=book_file/ExplodingtheMyths_front_130418_1818.jpg&n_w=168&n_h=219] *Published on:* Apr 2018 *Notes:* In *Reactor-Grade Plutonium and Nuclear Weapons: Exploding the Myths*, long-time defense analyst Gregory S. Jones draws from his decades of research using publicly available, unclassified information to debunk the persistent fallacy that reactor-grade plutonium cannot be used to build reliable nuclear weapons. This belief has long been held by a segment of... more »

"Life Lesson #72"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair." - Douglas Adams So you may need this...

"America’s 'Silent' $6 Trillion Crisis"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"America’s 'Silent' $6 Trillion Crisis"* by Brian Maher "America’s silent crisis is no longer… silent. MarketWatch columnist Jeff Reeves has warned that “collapsing pensions will fuel America’s next financial crisis.” “This is not a distant concern,” he adds, “but a system already in crisis.” By some estimates, America’s public pensions alone are sunk in a $6 trillion abyss. According to the Federal Reserve, pensions - public and private combined - were roughly 27% underfunded as of last year. Meantime, vast hordes of pensioners are entering or approaching retirement. Come at the... more »

VA Pick Ronny Jackson Said to Have Crashed Car While Drunk

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
President Donald Trump's pick for Veterans Affairs secretary allegedly showed "a pattern" of questionable prescription drug practices and drunken behavior, including crashing a government vehicle while intoxicated and doling out a large supply of a prescription opioid to a White House military staff member.

For Trump Lookalike, Crops Mean More Than Social Media Fame

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
A woman in Spain has found unexpected fame on social media after many found she bore a striking resemblance to U.S. President Donald Trump.

Imperial Judiciary: Acting Unconstitutionally, Judge Orders Restart of DACA

Selwyn Duke at rss - 5 hours ago
[image: imperial-judiciary-acting-unconstitutionally-judge-orders-restart-of-daca] Another judge has signaled that he doesn’t like the law — so he’s just going to ignore it. On Tuesday, Federal Judge John D. Bates “ruled” that last year’s revocation of the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was illegal and that the whole program must be restarted.

Earth Day: Fake News rebutted by Astrophysicist Dr Gordon Fulks

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 5 hours ago
In the Columbian, an Op-Ed under the headline: In Our View: Our Planet Needs Us NowEarth Day reminds us to care for, defend the one thing that ties us all together (link) The increasingly observable effects of climate change, combined with the Environmental Protection Agency’s work to undermine its own mission, have drawn renewed attention to environmental issues. So, as we recognize Earth Day today, we seize the opportunity to reinforce the need for taking care of the planet. After all, it is the only one we have. Earth Day was founded in 1970 as an environmental teach-in. It sinc... more »

Gregory Mannarino, "4/25/18 Post Market Wrap Up: Schizo Market? Get Used To It”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Where Have All the Dip Buyers Gone?"* by Brian Maher "Where have all the dip buyers gone? The Dow Jones plunged another 423 points yesterday… its fifth consecutive losing day. The S&P slipped 35 points, the Nasdaq a hellacious 121. Stocks have endured more daily losses of at least 1% this year… than the past two years combined. And it is only April. Stocks opened lower again today. They closed the day mixed. What are we to make of it all? We introduced our “bond market versus earnings” theme Monday. The winner, we hazard, could establish the overall market tone - in the short ru... more »

EU offers to pay for Syria’s reconstruction if political process in place

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 P.M.) – The EU won’t provide money to aid Syria reconstruction unless there is a political process underway, EU High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Federica Mogherini said at the EU-UN Syria conference in Brussels, Wednesday. Mogherini explained why the EU is pushing for a political process, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Another Journalist killed in Gaza by Israeli forces: Gaza death toll at 42

Robert Inlakesh at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:15 P.M)- A Palestinian Journalist has just been confirmed dead, by the Palestinian Ministry of Health. Palestinian journalist, Ahmed Abu Hussein, was covering Gaza’s ‘Great Return March’ protests when he was severely injured by Israeli border forces, East of Jabalia refugee camp, April 13th. Ahmed was transported immediately from the scene, to Gaza’s […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

How the building blocks of life may form in space

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 5 hours ago
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RT films a city beneath Douma, massive network of tunnels built by militants [VIDEO]

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 5 hours ago
Fully developed network can accomodate VANS and TRAFFIC moving through them, built by forced labor of the residents of the war-torn town More The post RT films a city beneath Douma, massive network of tunnels built by militants [VIDEO] appeared first on The Duran.

China wants to drop the dollar and use national currency in trade with Russia

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 5 hours ago
Why trade in the currency of a nation which considers you as a 'threat'? More The post China wants to drop the dollar and use national currency in trade with Russia appeared first on The Duran.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- April 25, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Thomas Henriksen, The Hill:* *Kim's concessions seem too good to be true; they may be just that* “If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is," goes an old Wall Street proverb. It is also apt when mentally processing North Korea’s latest burst of apparent “free” concessions. Kim Jong Un, the country’s chairman of the Korean Workers Party and the Central Military Commission, has been busy of late, standing down the two weapons systems that have unnerved the United States, South Korea and other countries for decades and walking away from other previously non-negotiable dema... more »

Two Kates

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 6 hours ago
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The Deep State Update—Judicial Watch

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 6 hours ago
The scandal in Washington is not about Russia; it’s abuse of power at the highest level, the FBI, the CIA, State Department and embedded and entrenched government loyalists, aided by the media who didn’t even look for any sources other than what was leaked from those agencies. This panel took place yesterday and is an update to discuss “The Deep State Update.” Panelists are Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH), Vince Coglianese, Lt. Col. Tony Shaffer, Michael Bekesha, and Tom Fitton, who gives the introductions. https://www.judicialwatch.org/video-update/judicial-watch-expert-panel-deep-state-u... more »

Lucasville Uprising Survivors On Hunger Strike After Ohio Prison Officials Restrict Communications

Brian Sonenstein at Shadowproof - 6 hours ago
Incarcerated survivors of the 1993 Lucasville Uprising are on hunger strike, demanding to know why Ohio officials restricted their phone and email access for nearly five days during the 25-year anniversary of the rebellion. Prison officials said the restrictions, which impacted at least five survivors, would be lifted by the The post Lucasville Uprising Survivors On Hunger Strike After Ohio Prison Officials Restrict Communications appeared first on Shadowproof.

Review: A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership is Mostly About Making Jim Comey Rich

Peter Van Buren at 6 hours ago
[image: undefined] Despite the lofty title, in *A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership *James Comey comes across in turns petty, smug, sanctimonious, bitter, and most of all, pandering. Comey feeds the rubes exactly what they paid the carnival sideshow barker in front at Barnes and Noble to hear: the pee tape, the jokes about small hands, the comparisons of Trump to a mob boss, and enough Obama-worship to fill a week’s worth of Maddow. Where Comey could have shined — clarifying historical events from the Bush and Obama eras, shedding real light on the FBI’s interplay with th... more »

OPCW Investigators Reportedly Found 'No Evidence' Of Chemical Weapons At Syrian Facilities Bombed By US

Tyler Durden at 6 hours ago
[image: undefined] While it will likely take the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons weeks or even months to issue their final report on the alleged gas attack in Douma (an attack for which journalists and other independent parties have failed to find any evidence), the organization's investigators have apparently spoken with Russian military officials after visiting the site of the Barzeh research center in Damascus - one of the three facilities targeted by the strikes. At the time we noted Paul Craig Roberts' 'awkward question' to Washington's warmongers: If th... more »

Macron Changes Trump's Tune: 'We're Staying In Syria'

Daniel McAdams at 6 hours ago
Just weeks after vowing to get US troops out of Syria "soon," a meeting with French President Macron has changed President Trump's tune. Now he is talking about a large and sustained footprint in Syria to, he claims, keep Iran from taking control of the Mediterranean. Defense Secretary Mattis added that the US must continue occupying Syrian territory until a UN peace process -- i.e. "regime change" -- can take place. We're back to 2011...but worse. Trump's endless flip-flops in today's Liberty Report:

World News Briefs -- April 25, 2018 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Iran's President Hassan Rouhani delivers remarks at a news conference during the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, U.S. September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Stephanie Keith *Reuters:* *European powers say nearing plan to save Iran nuclear pact* WASHINGTON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron called on the United States on Wednesday not to abandon the Iran nuclear deal as Western envoys said Britain, France and Germany were nearing a package that seeks to persuade U.S. President Donald Trump to save the pact. Trump has described the 2015 accord, under which... more »

Is ‘Sleepy Eyes’ an Anti-Semitic Slur?

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
The descriptor was used by Nazi Germany as a way to "identify" those of Jewish descent, but researchers say context is key.

"'Jumping through hoops' is pushing up building costs"

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
I was heartened this morning to hear Radio NZ report that "'jumping through hoops' is pushing up building costs" -- not about the hoops, and certainly not about the costs they're imposing, but because this is finally being reported as a headline item. *Fire engineers are accusing councils of making illegal demands on them that are inflating building costs by thousands of dollars...** "I've become totally used to how bad it is, I'm sort of numb to it, it's just a bureaucratic nightmare right now," Wellington fire engineer Kenneth Crawford of Pacific Consultants said.** "We've got s... more »

World renowned scientists have their lab shut down after troublesome vaccine discovery

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 6 hours ago
Two Italian researchers who found nanoparticles to be polluting nearly all our vaccines, recently had their home raided by the Italian police and all digital assets including laptops, computers, and flash-drives- basically, years of work and research- taken. Why? Because one of the scientists, Mrs. Gatti, was about to testify in parliament about vaccine damage.

MSNBC’s Joy Reid Says Homophobic Posts Were Result of Hack

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
MSNBC's Joy Reid insists that homophobic language in one of her old blog posts is the work of a computer hacker and her security expert said they have a strong suspicion of who did it.

Paid Sick Leave Ordinance Lawsuit

Content Multimedia - 7 hours ago
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TPPF joins suit against ObamaCare

Content Multimedia - 7 hours ago
By Robert Henneke The U.S. Supreme Court has already held that the individual mandate absent the tax penalty is unconstitutional. Now that Congress has set the tax penalty at zero, it no longer performs the essential function of a tax, which is to generate revenue for the federal government. Under the Supreme Court's own analysis in the *NFIB v. **Sebulius* case, there is no remaining legal basis on which to uphold the individual mandate, which cannot be severed from the Affordable Care Act as a whole. By joining this lawsuit, the Foundation seeks to accomplish what Congress has f... more »

Somehow I don't think Ronny Jackson is going to be the next head of the VA. Update!

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 7 hours ago
Courtesy of Business Insider: *New details about the alleged conduct of White House physician Ronny Jackson emerged on Tuesday night, nearly 24 hours after the first public allegations against him came to light. including a claim that he banged on the hotel-room door of a female employee while intoxicated. * *According to four people familiar with a 2015 incident involving Jackson, the doctor allegedly caused a ruckus by banging on the door of one employee's hotel room during an overseas trip, CNN reported. Jackson reportedly caused so much of a scene that the Secret Service inte... more »

Kremlin Comments On Political Situation In Armenia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Photo:* Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov *TASS:* *Kremlin comments on political situation in Armenia* Peskov stressed that the Kremlin’s position on the matter remains unchanged MOSCOW, April 25. /TASS/. Russia considers the events in Armenia, where the opposition is continuing protests, as the country’s domestic affair and expects that the situation there will be solved soon based on a consensus decision, Kremlin Spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Wednesday. Peskov stressed that the Kremlin’s position on Armenia remains unchanged. "We still consider that this is a domestic ... more »

Antigovernment Protests Restart In Armenia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *Armenian protesters take to streets again as talks break down* Supporters of Nikol Pashinyan gather in Republic Square after forcing PM’s resignation. Opposition protests have resumed in the Armenian capital after talks broke down between the ruling Republican party and the opposition, forcing the prime minister, Serzh Sargsyan, to resign on Monday. Thousands of people descended on Republic Square in the capital, Yerevan, on Wednesday morning after a call from the opposition leader, Nikol Pashinyan, to return to the streets until the government agreed to a trans... more »

BREAKING: An unusual moment of self-loathing!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 7 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2018Three letters in the Times:* We just ordered Amy Chozick's book. This has produced a rare moment of self-loathing. Aside from that, consider yesterday's trio of letters. Try to place them in the context of modern journalistic history. In last weekend's Sunday Review, the Times let Chozick spout and prattle about her new book. Three letters about her essay appeared in yesterday's Times. Needless to say, all three beat up on Candidate Clinton. You can read them here. The first letter, from South Carolina, beat up on Clinton for running a lousy campaign. I... more »

Petition Effort to Admit Endangered White South Africans Spreads and Intensifies

Steve Byas at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: petition-effort-to-admit-endangered-white-south-africans-spreads-and-intensifies] Would Americans and Europeans allow white South Africans to seek asylum, or would they be stymied by charges of racism?

DHS Secretary Warns that Caravan Members Who Enter U.S. Illegally Subject to Prosecution

Warren Mass at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: dhs-secretary-warns-that-caravan-members-who-enter-u-s-illegally-subject-to-prosecution] DHS Secretary Kirstjen M. Nielsen said that the Trump administration will enforce our immigration laws — whether illegal border crossers are part of a “caravan” or not.

The Travel Ban at the Supreme Court: Deference Seems to Prevail

pmargulies at Lawfare - 7 hours ago
From today’s Supreme Court oral argument in *Hawaii v. Trump*, it appears that deference to executive judgments about foreign policy and national security has carried the day on President Trump’s travel ban (EO-3). Apart from Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Ruth Bader Ginsburg, all of the justices seemed to some degree to credit the government’s contention that EO-3 emerged from a deliberative interagency process to improve foreign governments’ information practices regarding their nationals’ entry into the United States. While it can be risky to predict the outcome of cases based... more »

NY Times Forced to Issue Retraction After Calling a True Story a “Far Right Conspiracy Theory”

The Free Thought Project at The Free Thought Project - 7 hours ago
[image: times] After referring to the very real practice of the funding of terrorist families as a "far right conspiracy theory," the NY Times was forced to issue a retraction. The post NY Times Forced to Issue Retraction After Calling a True Story a “Far Right Conspiracy Theory” appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Man Arrested After Police Mistake Dead Grandpa’s Ashes for Heroin

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 7 hours ago
When a man crashed a car into a ditch, police arrested him and seized a bag of cremated remains from his glovebox, claiming it was heroin. The post Man Arrested After Police Mistake Dead Grandpa’s Ashes for Heroin appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Did the Navy Build a Secret Underwater Base to Hide Submarines from Russia?

Steve Weintz at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*Steve Weintz* *History, Europe* One wonders what might have happened had the Navy put its nuclear expertise to work drilling holes in the ocean floor. *Austin foresaw that Rock-Site bases could be ideal for industrial uses such as fossil-fuel production and deep-sea mining. In the decades since Austin’s study, industry has created the tools need to realize his vision. Though it’s not atomic-powered, the world’s largest tunnel-boring machine is about to drill a two-mile-long tunnel beneath Seattle wide enough to hold an Ohio-class sub.* Point Sur is 600 feet of tough rock facing... more »

Flint Water Activist Awarded Environmental Prize

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 8 hours ago
One mother stepped up to raise awareness of how bad the situation in Flint had become.

Len McCluskey on Labour Anti-Semitism

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 8 hours ago
Len McCluskey has played a blinder. Read his article for yourself. He doesn't give the impression, which he has in the past, that Labour anti-semitism is a put up job. He explicitly addresses it. Rightly, he contextualises it as an excrescence, a minority pursuit to be dug out and thrown out using the enhanced powers the party has adopted. And what he does is to give voice to the frustrations and anger rippling through the party membership about Labour's other big problem, the Parliamentary Labour Party problem. Despite achieving in two years what it took Kinnock nine years to do (... more »

Russia Official: ‘OPCW Found No Chemical Weapons’ at Syrian Facilities Barzeh, Han Shinshar

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 8 hours ago
*21WIRE + Sputnik* | Why would the US military and its allies play such a reckless game of roulette with innocent civilian lives?

Old European Classical building in Downtown Cairo [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 8 hours ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: Old European Classical building in Downtown Cairo] Old European Classical building in Downtown Cairo

Old European Classical building in Downtown Cairo [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 8 hours ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: Old European Classical building in Downtown Cairo] Old European Classical building in Downtown Cairo

Cairo's Sherifeen Street after renovation [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 8 hours ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: Cairo's Sherifeen Street after renovation] Downtown Cairo's Sherifeen Street after renovation , Egypt

The black cat at a shop in Cairo's Sherifeen Street [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 8 hours ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: The black cat at a shop in Cairo's Sherifeen Street] A cat standing in a shade of a shop at Sherifeen street after its renovation

Egypt's Stock Market in Cairo's Sherifeen Street after renovation [Flickr]

Kodak Agfa at Egyptian Chronicles - 8 hours ago
Kodak Agfa posted a photo: [image: Egypt's Stock Market in Cairo's Sherifeen Street after renovation] Egypt's Stock Market at Downtown Cairo's Sherifeen Street after its renovation

OSU Student Sets Fire, Jumps from 5th-Floor Dorm Window

cmaadmin at Diverse - 8 hours ago
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Oregon State University authorities say a student experiencing a mental health crisis set a fire in his dorm room before jumping from the fifth=-floor window. University officials say Oregon State Patrol troopers responded to campus in Corvallis Tuesday evening involving the welfare of a student and resident of Hawley Hall. OSU’s vice […]

University of Louisville Sues Former President James Ramsey

cmaadmin at Diverse - 8 hours ago
LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The University of Louisville sued its former president on Wednesday, claiming he and others conspired to divert millions of dollars from the school’s investment arm in a long-running scheme. The lawsuit seeks to recover millions that the university claims was lost during the tenure of former university president James Ramsey. The university […]

Report: New Mexico Public College Enrollment Dropping Fast

cmaadmin at Diverse - 8 hours ago
SANTA FE, N.M. – A recent decline in enrollment at New Mexico public colleges outpaced nearly every state in the nation. An association of state higher education agencies says enrollment dropped by nearly 5 percent at New Mexico public colleges for the school year that ended in June 2017. Statistics compiled by State Higher Education […]

PHOTOS: Robert King and Albert Woodfox in Los Angeles at The Main with Rigo 23

angola3news at Angola 3 News - 8 hours ago
Featured below are photos from the April 7, 2018 event with Robert King and Albert Woodfox in Los Angeles, California, entitled "Mightier than Metal, Sturdier than Concrete," hosted by The Main and moderated by artist & longtime A3 supporter Rigo 23. The panel discussion was held inside the exhibition supporting Leonard Peltier, entitled 'Rigo 23: Ripples Become Waves,' which takes its title from a quote by Robert King: "You throw pebbles into a pond, you get ripples; ripples become waves; the waves can become a tsunami." (LEFT TO RIGHT: Albert Woodfox, Kathy Peltier, Chauncey Pe... more »

Did Maine House Democrats Vote to Allow Female Genital Mutilation?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
Legislators in Maine did not pass a bill or any legislation permitting female genital mutilation, an act that is already restricted at the federal level.

Six ‘Facts’ About Healthcare in Japan

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
We fact-check a series of claims about Japan's healthcare and medical insurance system.

The U.S. Military Strikes On Syria Was The First Time That U.S. Air Force Space Experts Were Directly Involved In A Military Operation

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
Lockheed Martin *Popular Mechanics:* *How a Syrian Airstrike Got Help From Space* *A glimpse at the early days of a new kind of space war, where 30-somethings are rewriting the rules from a command center in Qatar.* * On April 14, the U.S. and allies attacked chemical weapons plants in Syria, in retaliation for that country using chemical agents against its own citizens. * The airstrike was different in one important way: Air Force space experts used satellites in tactical ways to plan and execute the attack, something the military has just started doing. * This kind of teamwork m... more »

More on the Peter Dalglish Pedophilia Scandal

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 8 hours ago
*Video with more details about Peter Dalglish* *and his connections with Canadian* *government officials* *PedoGate: Canadian UN Worker Arrested in Nepal, Trudeau's Peter Dalglish Connections from the * Chris Simpson Channel Interesting that the Canadian Government Officials at Global Affairs Canada said in an e-mail that they are "providing services" to the arrested man but due to provisions of the "privacy act" no further details can be disclosed. So, *suspected pedophile Peter Dalglish is entitled to government "services" *but not Monika Shaeffer, who was arrested in Germany s... more »

Patrick Murphy And David Jolly Want To Insert Third Way Into The Florida Governor's Race

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
Patrick Murphy's papa bought him a congressional seat in the West Palm area (FL-18) in 2012. It was incredibly close but Murphy had a perfect foil-- lunatic fringe neo-fascist Allen West. Even Murphy looked almost like a lesser of two evils. Murphy's father started a PAC, American Sunrise, and financed his ne'rer-do-well son with $118,578. Sensing thew kind of DINO they love, the DCCC put in another $548,517. The final score was 166,257 (50.3%) to 164,353 (49.7%). Murphy went on to be lazy, incompetent backbencher with no achievements at all except to raise Wall Street cash by bac... more »

I am evidence – real sexual assault cases are lagging

Keith at musingsofanoldfart - 9 hours ago
One of the longest running shows on American television is “Law and Order – Special Victims Unit” starring Mariska Hargitay and a terrific ensemble cast. The SVU investigates and hopefully solves heinous sex crimes in New York City. Unfortunately, real … Continue reading →

John Greenewald's Thoughts on the Recent AATIP Article

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 9 hours ago
(*Blogger’s note*: The article is reprinted with the permission of John Greenewald, he of the Black Vault fame. The following has to do with Tom DeLonge and his project that is related to disclosure. I have written about this a couple of times and you can read about that here: http://kevinrandle.blogspot.com/2017/12/tom-delong-disclosure-and-analytical.html and here: http://kevinrandle.blogspot.com/2017/10/tom-delonge-and-ufos.html And while the next link doesn’t deal specifically with the topic at hand, it does provide something about the knowledge being published. It might provid... more »

Should Big Brother Be Public or Private?

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 9 hours ago
According to a new Pew poll, Americans hate the idea of the government controlling what they see, hear and read. But they're just fine with Silicon Valley calling the shots over what is and what is not "fake news." Or so it seems on the surface. You see, the pollsters artificially limited their survey to just those two choices: public control of information vs. private control of information. Respondents were not asked whether they'd prefer no censorship at all. See the explanatory note at the bottom of the graphic: "Respondents who did not give an answer are not shown." The non... more »

U.S. And Russia Conducting Electronic Warfare Against Each Other Over The Skies Of Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
An EC-130H Compass Call receives maintenance at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia, August 30, 2017. Russian electronic weapons have been targeting the planes over Syria. Jonathan Hehnly/U.S. Air Force *Newsweek:* *Russia Is Attacking U.S. Forces With Electronic Weapons in Syria Every Day, General Says* American forces in Syria are increasingly facing attacks from Russian and Syrian electronic warfare weapons, as Moscow uses the conflict to test its future arsenal. General Raymond Thomas, head of the U.S. Special Operations Command, said that Syria has become “the most agg... more »

Alfie Evans and Family Lose Last-ditch Appeal to Save Child From Certain Death

Raven Clabough at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: alfie-evans-and-family-lose-last-ditch-appeal-to-save-child-from-certain-death] The world waited with bated breath as a British Appeals Court handed down a decision that determined the fate of 23-month-old Alfie Evans, who has been held as a virtual prisoner by the Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, England. Sadly, the court of appeals has rejected the parents’ request to allow Alfie to be transported to an Italian hospital for alternative treatment, virtually sentencing the toddler to death.

Chicago Impounding Cars to Pay Debt

Michael Tennant at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: chicago-impounding-cars-to-pay-debt] Chicago, burdened with massive debt, is impounding innocent people’s cars and charging the owners thousands of dollars to get them back.

Educational Fraud Continues

Walter E. Williams at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: educational-fraud-continues] Earlier this month, the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress, aka The Nation's Report Card, was released. It's not a pretty story. Only 37 percent of 12th-graders tested proficient or better in reading, and only 25 percent did so in math. Among black students, only 17 percent tested proficient or better in reading, and just 7 percent reached at least a proficient level in math.

One reason I’ve been cranky lately…

Brother Jonah at Not My Tribe - 9 hours ago
The past two weeks have seen Earth Day which I missed as always, ANZAC Day from the first time Australian soldiers went to war under Australian officers (up to the Admiralty, Churchill) and got their collective arse shot off, 420 day which doesn’t float my boat for a long long time AND my PTSD spikes […]

EFSA Boss: EU Food Law Overhaul ‘A Big Step Towards Transparency’

Sustainable Pulse at Sustainable Pulse - 9 hours ago
The European Commission has learned its lesson from the glyphosate controversy and is coming forward with “bold proposals” on transparency, says Bernhard Url. The raw data of all industry-funded studies related to pesticides will be made publicly available under Commission plans, he told EURACTIV in an interview Wednesday. Source: EURACTIV Bernhard Url is the executive […] The post EFSA Boss: EU Food Law Overhaul ‘A Big Step Towards Transparency’ appeared first on Sustainable Pulse.

The Poet: Frances Dana Gage, “Dare To Stand Alone”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Dare To Stand Alone”* “Be firm, be bold, be strong, be true, And "dare to stand alone;" Strive for the right whate'er ye do, Though helpers there be none. Nay, bend not to the swelling surge Of popular sneer and wrong; 'Twill bear thee on to ruin's verge, With current wild and strong. Stand for the Right! Humanity Implores, with groans and tears, Thine aid to break the fest'ring links That bind her toiling years. Stand for the Right!- proclaim it loud- Thou'lt find an answering tone In honest hearts, and thou no more Be downed to stand alone!” - Frances Dana Gage, 1869

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, “Indaco”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Ludovico Einaudi, “Indaco” - https://www.youtube.com/

"When Tomorrow Comes..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"This is the beginning of a new day. You have been given this day to use as you will. You can waste it or use it for good. What you do today is important because you are exchanging a day of your life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever; in its place is something that you have left behind...let it be something good." - Author Unknown

"No Way To Be..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"Never shy away from opportunity and wholehearted living. Never be fearful of putting yourself out there. The courageous may encounter many disappointments, experience profound disillusionment, gather many wounds; but cherish your scars for they are the proud emblems of a truly phenomenal life. The fearful, cautious, cynical and self-repressed do not live at all. And that is simply no way to be in this world." - Anthon St. Maarten

The Easy Way Forward on Trump v. Hawaii

jblackman at Lawfare - 9 hours ago
This morning, I attended oral arguments in *Trump v. Hawaii*. The only surprise (and a pleasant one at that) was that Lin-Manuel Miranda—the creator of the Broadway smash hit *Hamilton*—was kind enough to sign my pocket Constitution. (If I had a copy of my pleading in the emoluments clause litigation, I would have asked him to sign that instead.) Breaking news from #scotus. @Lin_Manuel, who was sitting to my left, signed my pocket constitution. It is very nice to have Hamilton on my side. pic.twitter.com/dbmRLJw1Lj — Josh Blackman (@JoshMBlackman) April 25, 2018 Everything else a... more »

Does the Corker-Kaine AUMF Bill Really Open the Door to War with North Korea and Iran?

RChesney at Lawfare - 9 hours ago
Senator Bob Corker (Credit: Flickr/Embassy of Moldova) That’s the remarkable claim purveyed this morning in a New York Times editorial. Here is the relevant passage: Although the bill’s supporters say no country could be considered an ‘associated force’ under the proposal, some critics fear that it could be used by the Trump administration to go to war against Iran or North Korea, both of which the United States considers to be state sponsors of terrorism. Given how far Mr. Obama and Mr. Trump stretched the 2001 authorization, such concerns cannot be dismissed. Actually, such con... more »


ckeitner at Lawfare - 9 hours ago
By now, most *Lawfare *readers will be aware of the issues before the Supreme Court in *Jesner v. Arab Bank*, which was decided yesterday. The plaintiffs/petitioners—foreign victims of overseas terrorist attacks—brought suit against the Arab Bank, a major Jordanian financial institution, for allegedly providing financial support and services to terrorists and terrorist organizations responsible for the attacks. The legal question was whether corporations and other entities that are not natural persons can be named as defendants in civil suits brought under the Alien Tort Statute (... more »

Time to Pivot? Thoughts on Jesner v. Arab Bank

smoyn at Lawfare - 9 hours ago
Now that liability for corporations (foreign ones, at least) under the Alien Tort Statute (ATS) is off the table, the recriminations can begin. Tuesday’s Supreme Court decision in *Jesner v. Arab Bank *was genuinely shocking. The case involved victims of terrorism and the plaintiffs sought a tort remedy against alleged financial supporters of that wrong. Few believed that the conservative justices, whatever their corporate-friendly jurisprudence across the board, would foreclose a remedy on these facts. Yet they did. More than in prior ATS cases, the conservative justices splinter... more »

James Comey has added former Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald to his legal team.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 9 hours ago
Courtesy of TPM: *Fired FBI Director James Comey has retained former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald as one of his personal attorneys, bringing in a heavy-hitting former prosecutor, close friend and longtime colleague to help him navigate his dramatic role as a potential witness in the investigation of President Trump’s campaign and potential obstruction of justice. * *Two Capitol Hill sources independently told TPM that Fitzgerald was serving as a lawyer for Comey. After publication, Fitzgerald confirmed that he “has been part of Mr. Comey’s legal team since May 2017.”* Damn! ... more »

Was Trump Labeled ‘Best President’ or ‘Worst President’ on a ‘Time’ Cover?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
Two images purportedly showing President Trump on the cover of "Time" magazine under the headlines "Best President Ever" and "Worst President Ever" are both hoaxes.

Could the Colt Python Be the Best Revolver on the Planet?

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, North America* A handgun for the ages. *The Python was exactly what people imagined a revolver to be. The Python had a slightly oversized, stout .41 caliber frame with beautiful, beveled edges. The trigger well was large and capable of accommodating gloved fingers.* In the world of firearms, which gun is truly the best is difficult to quantify. The sheer amount of innovation and the multitude of designs over nearly two hundred years of handgun development makes for a crowded field. However, in the world of revolvers, there is one that is clearly head a... more »

These Countries Will Have the Most Powerful Navies on the Planet (in 2030)

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Asia* The ships of these navies rule the waves. *Ship-wise, there are two classes that will define the most powerful navies: aircraft carriers and ballistic missile submarines. Aircraft carriers reflect the need to maintain a global, or even regional, power-projection capability. Ballistic-missile submarines reflect a maturation and diversification of a country’s nuclear arsenal, with an eye toward maintaining a second-strike capability in case of surprise attack. More than any other type, those two will define naval power in the early-to-mid twenty-fi...more »

These Countries Will Have the Most Powerful Armies on the Planet (in 2030)

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, North America* The Who’s Who of global military power. *In the end, the answers to “how do we build a powerful army” remain painfully simple. States that have access to enthusiastic populations with high human capital, that can cull the most innovative technologies from robust, modern economies, and that can structure their civil-military relations with just-enough-but-not-too-much independence will tend to do very well.* The focus of ground combat operations has shifted dramatically since the end of the Cold War. Relatively few operations now involve ... more »

North Korea Is Sitting on $10,000,000,000,000 (in Mineral Wealth)

Anthony Fensom at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Anthony Fensom* *Security, Asia* Here is how Pyongyang might make some much-needed cash. *Previously, the regime has traded off its nuclear ambitions in return for international economic aid. The estimated $10 trillion in resource wealth could fund “several more generations of leaders called Kim,” as the Guardian puts it.* With China accounting for an estimated 90 percent of North Korea’s international trade, the sanctions are set to bite on one of the regime’s last major remaining sources of cash. “There are very limited ways for North Korea to make money: selling weapons, sm... more »

Could This Be the Marines’ Secret Weapon?

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, North America* The Marine Corps is now arming its Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with a range of weapons to support escort missions. *All weapons under consideration have already been fired in combat by some type of aircraft, however additional testing and assessment of the weapons and their supporting systems are necessary to take the integration to the next step.* The Marine Corps is now arming its Osprey tiltrotor aircraft with a range of weapons to enable its assault support and escort missions in increasingly high-threat combat environments. Rockets, gu... more »

Is China Heading to the Moon?

Asia Times at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Asia Times* *Security, Asia* Beijing is making preliminary assessments for a manned lunar exploration mission. *More information from the state-owned China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp (CASC) also confirmed the plan, as the company has commenced conceptual designs for a manned spaceship, a propulsion vehicle and a lunar lander.* China on Monday called for submissions of “innovative design ideas” for a manned lunar landing and ascent vehicle to be used for its own version of the US Apollo program. Yang Liwei, the first Chinese national to enter space and currently dir... more »

"Book Excerpt: How You Got Screwed"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"Book Excerpt: How You Got Screwed"* by Crimson Avenger "*Author’s note:* Some of you may remember a booklet called “How You Got Screwed” that Jim shared here about a year and a half ago. After seeing it online, a publisher contacted me and asked if I would flesh it out so they could release it as a full book. It just came out a few days ago (you can find it here), and Jim suggested I share a few chapters through TBP. This is the first of three to be shared; I’ll release the next two over the next few weeks. Thanks to Jim for all his support! Note also: Footnotes/sources not includ... more »

Improve Mitochondria And You May Improve Heart Health

News Staff at Science 2.0 blogs - 10 hours ago
A small study published in *Hypertension* resurrects the notion that oral antioxidants, broadly dismissed as ineffective, could reap measurable health benefits if they are bioavailable. And it was in older people. The study consisted of 20 healthy men and women age 60 to 79 from the Boulder area. Half took a placebo and half took 20 milligrams per day of a commercially available supplement called MitoQ, which is Coenzyme Q10 which uses chemistry to allow the antioxidant to penetrate the membrane of mitochondria, the energy factories of our cells. read more

L'eau Est La Vie Camp -- Occupying Bayou Bridge Pipeline in Louisiana

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
L'eau Est La Vie Camp - No Bayou Bridge BREAKING: Day 2 of occupying the Bayou Bridge Pipeline easement in Youngsville, Louisiana. Water protectors from L'eau est la Vie resistance camp and landowners are fighting together to stop ETP and the Bayou Bridge Pipeline. Construction has been stopped all morning and is expected to be shut down all day. #StopBBP #


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 10 hours ago
Coming from President Trump, this isn't surprising, I guess -- but what's the reasoning behind it? What does it accomplish for him? The White House rallied around Ronny L. Jackson’s nomination to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs late Tuesday as the president’s doctor was besieged by accusations that he improperly dispensed drugs, created a hostile workplace and became intoxicated on duty. The administration’s decision to fight on in defense of the nomination came hours after President Trump publicly suggested that Jackson should consider pulling out because of the “abuse” he ... more »

Most Bottled Water Contaminated With Microplastics

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 10 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola* - More good reasons to avoid bottled water.

Researcher loses battle with Cell over wording of retraction notice

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 10 hours ago
For months, a researcher has wrestled with a journal over the wording of an upcoming retraction notice. It appears that she has lost. Earlier this week, Cell retracted the paper, despite the protests of first author Shalon Babbitt Ledbetter. When Ledbetter learned the journal was planning to retract the biochemistry paper over image manipulations, but … Continue reading Researcher loses battle with Cell over wording of retraction notice

Russia Hints That They Will Be Sending A New Missile Defense System To Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
S-300 Air Defense System infographicHaaretz *TASS:* *Syria to receive new missile defense systems in near future — Russian General Staff* *Russian experts will teach Syrian military servicemen to use the new missile defense systems* MOSCOW, April 25. /TASS/. Syria will receive new missile defense systems in the near future and Russian experts will teach Syrians to use them, Head of the Main Operations Department at Russia’s General Staff Colonel General Sergei Rudskoi said at a briefing on Wednesday. "Russian experts will continue to train Syrian military servicemen, particularly... more »

How Neocons Destroyed a Chance for Peace with Iran After 9/11

Tho Bishop at 10 hours ago
[image: undefined] While most of the headlines the Trump administration has made on foreign policy have tended to focus on Syria and North Korea, the President’s approach to Iran may end up being the most important. The appointment of infamous hawk John Bolton, whose career goal has been to spark regime change in Tehran, is understandably seen as an indicator that Trump may abandon his campaign rhetoric opposing regime change in the Middle East in the case of the Ayatollah. As does Trump’s blossoming bromance with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who recently said the supreme... more »

Daily Beast’s Jonathan Alter: Democrats Need Less Democracy To Win 2018 Midterm Elections

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 10 hours ago
Columnist Jonathan Alter is the latest pundit to pen a nauseating lecture scolding progressive or left-wing voters for their activism around elections. The post Daily Beast’s Jonathan Alter: Democrats Need Less Democracy To Win 2018 Midterm Elections appeared first on Shadowproof.

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘YDTMHTL’ By War On Women

Liz Pelly at Shadowproof - 10 hours ago
The Baltimore feminist hardcore punk band War on Women released a compelling protest record earlier this month. It’s titled “Capture The Flag,” and it follows their 2015 self-titled album. Their song names alone are an apt entry into their politics: “The Violence of Bureaucracy,” “Predator in Chief,” “Divisive Shit,” to The post Protest Song Of The Week: ‘YDTMHTL’ By War On Women appeared first on Shadowproof.

Indigenous Women's Delegation in Switzerland Photos -- Camp Zürich Divest Credit Suisse

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Camp Zürich Divest Credit SuisseWECAN International Delegation Photos by Sara Juanita Jumping Eagle, Dakota, and Michelle Cook, Dine' Monique Michelle Verdin, Houma Councilwoman, on right, demanding an end to financing of fossil fuels. Verdin is battling the Bayou Bridge Pipeline on the Louisiana Gulf Coast. Michelle Cook on left. Sara Juanita Jumping Eagle, Dakota, and Waste

Does 5 GHz Disrupt Sleep?

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 10 hours ago
Some recent oscillations of our use of 5 GHz WiFi routers seem to correlate with insomnia and other neurological oscillations. Is 5 GHz causal of insomnia and other health issues? Continue reading →

México: Celebra SE ratificación de TPP-11 por el Senado

bilaterals.org - 10 hours ago
25-Apr-2018 México es el primer país en aprobarlo a tan solo mes y medio de que todas las naciones involucradas lo firmaron el 8 de marzo pasado, ponderó la dependencia.

Mercosur y UE retoman negociaciones en Bruselas

bilaterals.org - 10 hours ago
25-Apr-2018 El Mercosur y la Unión Europea retomaron en Bruselas, Bélgica, las negociaciones para un acuerdo de libre comercio, confirmó el ministro de Relaciones Exteriores, Eladio Loizaga.

PETICIÓN: Tratado UE-Mercosur supone una amenaza para los bosques y selvas

bilaterals.org - 10 hours ago
25-Apr-2018 Un tratado de libre comercio de la UE con los países del Mercosur inundará el mercado europeo con carne de vaca de Sudamérica. Selvas y bosques sacrificados para establecer grandes extensiones de pasto a cambio de que la industria pueda vender más coches en el mercado sudamericano. Firma la petición en contra.

Kimberly-Clark busca arbitraje contra Venezuela tras parar sus operaciones hace dos años

bilaterals.org - 10 hours ago
25-Apr-2018 El Centro Internacional de Arreglo de Indemnización de Inversiones (Ciadi), publicó la solicitud que formuló la compañía y que está pendiente de ser procesada, pero no ofreció más detalles ni las cantidades de dinero involucradas.

Avanzan negociaciones del Acuerdo de RCEP, asevera el Ministerio de Comercio de China

bilaterals.org - 10 hours ago
25-Apr-2018 Las negociaciones del Acuerdo de Asociación Económica Integral Regional (RCEP) logran avances sustanciales, informó el portavoz del Ministerio de Comercio de China, Gao Feng.

VIDEO: Syrian forces storm ISIS defensives in southern Damascus

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Army, backed by paramilitary forces and Palestinian fighters, continues to break through ISIS defense lines in the southern districts of Damascus in bid to reclaim the last insurgent enclave. The government forces are deploying heavy fire-power to storm the heavily-fortified neighborhoods. Troops initiated the ground invasion after shelling […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

New Houthi political leader steps in after predecessor killed in airstrike

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:05 P.M.) – Mahdi al-Mashat, former director of the Houthis leader office, was sworn in as president of the Supreme Political Council in Sana’a on Wednesday, replacing former Houthi political leader Saleh al-Samad who was killed in Saudi-led airstrike last Thursday in Hodeidah. Mahdi al-Mashat took the oath, promising to “fully respect the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Douma: Part 1 – Deception in plain sight – Media Lens

Danny Froberg at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
UK corporate media are under a curious kind of military occupation. Almost all print and broadcast media now employ a number of reporters and commentators who are relentless and determined warmongers. Despite the long, unarguable history of US-UK lying on war, and the catastrophic results, these journalists instantly confirm the veracity of atrocity claims made […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian military officially establishes full control over strategic Qalamoun Mountains

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) – For the first time in seven years, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is in full control of the Qalamoun Mountains. With the last rebel forces leaving the eastern slopes of the Qalamoun Mountains, the Syrian military was able to secure the this entire rugged region near the Syrian capital. The […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Major General Maher Al-Assad named commander of Syrian Army’s elite 4th Division

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – Major General Maher Al-Assad has been officially named the commander of the Syrian Arab Army’s elite 4th Mechanized Division. This appointment by the Syrian military is effective immediately, a source told Al-Masdar News. Major General Assad had been a primary fixture in the 4th Division’s command for much of the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US suspects Iran of shipping weapons to Syria: report

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
According to US media reports the shipments started after the US, UK and France launched airstrikes against Syria in retaliation for an alleged chemical attack in Douma. CNN has reported, citing an unnamed source in the US administration that the country’s intelligence was looking into several cargo flights from Iran to Syria, suspecting arms may […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Hezbollah, HTS exchange prisoners in southern Aleppo

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) – Minutes ago, Hezbollah’s media relations reported on a prisoner exchange between their forces and Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham in the southern countryside of Aleppo. According to the report, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham released two Hezbollah fighters that were previously captured in the Tal Al-‘Eis area in 2016. In exchange for freeing the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian air defenses shot down 46 missiles fired in US-led strike — General Staff

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
The Syrian air defense forces shot down 46 cruise missiles fired by the United States and its allies against Damascus and its suburbs on April 14, Head of the Russian General Staff’s Main Operations Department Colonel-General Sergei Rudskoi said on Wednesday. “The reconnaissance and air defense systems’ recording data we have obtained, the work at […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian jets intensify airstrikes in southern Idlib amid reports of imminent jihadist offensive

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:25 P.M.) – The Russian Aerospace Forces launched several airstrikes over the southern countryside of Idlib, today, targeting a number of towns controlled by the jihadist rebels. According to a military source in nearby Latakia, the Russian Aerospace Forces launched more than 30 airstrikes over southern Idlib, hitting jihadist targets in the towns […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian Ambassador hails Russian-Israeli coordination on Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
The coordination mechanism on Syria established by the Russian and Israeli militaries, has been operating smoothly and not a single incident has happened so far, Russian Ambassador to Israel Alexander Shein said in an interview with the Ynet news outlet. “We have a mechanism for coordinating our activities and provide information to each other as […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

U.S. Citizens Fund UN Arms Trade Treaty Which Impacts U.S. Gun Ownership

Activist Post at Activist Post - 10 hours ago
By Catherine J. Frompovich Recently, I received an email from U.S. Senator Rand Paul regarding an issue which may upset, or be near and dear... more »

Did the UK’s Prime Minister Remind Parents the State Owns Their Children?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
Rumors that Theresa May said that children in the UK are "owned by the state" originated with a satirical article.

Phil Escott – Why Eat Meat? The Case for Carnivores

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
*Very worthwhile interview. With much thanks to Legalise Freedom* *I'm going to enjoy the 80 minute interview for a second time while I bake my non vegan cookies. (yup, they have butter and eggs in them- Yum!)* *"Although vegetarian and vegan diets have long been promoted as healthier alternatives to the carbohydrate and sugar saturated Western diet, in recent years much has been made of paleo, ketogenic, and similar low carb diets which attempt to emulate the eating patterns if not the entire lifestyle of our ancient ancestors. There is another alternative, however, now re-emerging,... more »

Merck accused of fraud, deceit and negligence in U.S. Gardasil case

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 11 hours ago
By Christina England, BA Hons, for GreenMedInfo, Partner of World Mercury Project Merck’s aggressive agenda to increase HPV vaccine uptake rates, despite causing thousands of severe injuries, is hitting a stumbling block in a court case alleging blatant corruption. There has been documented evidence that the HPV vaccine has caused more injuries than any other vaccination in history. Despite

Reuters: Facebook releases long-secret rules on how it polices the service

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 11 hours ago
For years, Facebook has had what they call “community standards,” to explain what was and wasn’t postable on the site. However, the explanation of those standards was brief and general- at best- for the public and far more detailed internally. In the last couple years, the company has faced fierce criticism for failing to do

The verdict is in – Beloved personal item is triggering anaphylaxis left and right

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 11 hours ago
By Dr. Mercola Are you in the habit of using wet wipes on yourself or your baby? If so, your quest for clean may be doing more harm than good, and in more ways than one. With an infusion of aloe and fragrance, some people have made a complete switch from toilet paper to wet

ABC: Judge denies man’s request to reinstate free water program in Flint

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 11 hours ago
On April 6th, the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality announced that it would be ending the free bottled water program after testing showed Flint’s water quality “was below federal action levels for lead for two years.” According to the state, current testing puts the city’s water (at 4 ppb of lead) below the federal action

QAnon Analysis - Jordan Sather

cefrith@hotmail.com at Charles Frith - 11 hours ago
This is the first time I've come across Jordan Sather, and although he may be young he's rather good, and has impressed me from the get-go with his communication style and ability to soberly analyse... Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced

Study: cut down trees in California to save billions of gallons of water

Hifast at Climate Collections - 11 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: From the NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION and the “tree huggers nightmare” department Billions of gallons of water saved by thinning forests Too many trees in Sierra Nevada forests stress water supplies, scientists say There are too many trees in Sierra Nevada forests, say scientists affiliated with the National Science Foundation…

Scientists Raided After Discovering Dangerous Nanoparticle Contaminants in Common Vaccines

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Phillip Schneider* - The suppression of medical science is a global problem.

Russia Claims To Have Gotten Its Hands On A U.S. Tomahawk Cruise Missile And One Other Air-Launched Missile From Syrian Strikes

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*CNBC:* *Russia claims it has a US Tomahawk cruise missile and will use it to improve its own weapons* * Russia has gotten its hands on a U.S. Tomahawk cruise missile and it's going to study it to improve its own weapon systems, the Defense Ministry said Wednesday. * However, the U.S. Department of Defense told CNBC that the claims from Moscow are "absurd." * Russia said it would study the Tomahawk and would use it to improve Russian weapon systems. Russia has gotten its hands on a U.S. Tomahawk cruise missile and it's going to study it to improve its own weapon systems, the Defen... more »

BREAKING: Experienced pilot lands damaged plane!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 2018Angry prize winner crashes and burns:* Last Wednesday, a Southwest Airlines plane blew an engine mid-flight. An experienced, highly skilled pilot skillfully landed the plane. Four days later, the Washington Post treated readers like total fools in its Sunday Outlook section. The foolishness came from Beverly Weintraub, "who won a Pulitzer Prize as a member of the New York Daily News editorial board, is a member of the Ninety-Nines, International Organization of Women Pilots, and the board of directors of the Air Race Classic." To our ear, that doesn't qu... more »

Rio Hosts Show in Honor of Marielle Franco’s Memory

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 11 hours ago
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Thursday, April 26th, Circo Voador, in Lapa, hosts the show “Marielle Gigante” (Giant Marielle), a homage to the Carioca councilwoman who was brutally murdered on March 14, 2018. Several artists from the Carioca music scene will gather on stage in solidarity with Franco’s memory, […]

Citing ‘Conclusive Evidence’ of Explosives, Families of Victims File Petition to Re-Open 9/11 Investigation

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: 9/11] Families of the victims have filed a petition for a new investigation into the 9/11 attacks. The post Citing ‘Conclusive Evidence’ of Explosives, Families of Victims File Petition to Re-Open 9/11 Investigation appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

With New NAFTA Looming, Activists Plan to Fight For Sovereignty

Alex Newman at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: with-new-nafta-looming-activists-plan-to-fight-for-sovereignty] Despite expressing his preference for bilateral trade deals rather than multilateral “free trade” regimes that erode the sovereignty of multiple nations, President Donald Trump and his top officials have indicated that a new version of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is almost ready. A number of disagreements remain, but negotiators reportedly expect to have them worked out very soon. Senior U.S. administration officials are even said to be plotting wild schemes to ram the “modernized” NAFTA regim... more »

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