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Thomas Paine

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

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

1 May - am - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

1:16 am MDT

Did Allison Mack Confess She Sold Children to Rothschilds and Clintons?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 14 hours ago
A real case of sex trafficking charges involving a "Smallville" actress was mixed with fabrication and exaggeration to produce guaranteed clickbait.

Baby Alfie’s Case Proves Kidnapping & Child Abuse Are Allowed When Gov’t Calls it ‘Health Care’

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: abuse] If parents deprived their children of food and water until they died, they would be charged with child abuse. But when the state does it, it is called health care. The post Baby Alfie’s Case Proves Kidnapping & Child Abuse Are Allowed When Gov’t Calls it ‘Health Care’ appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

After Police Ignored Her, Mom Catches Child’s Attempted Rapist Herself—Then Cops ARREST HER

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: man] When police refused to investigate a man who was harassing a young girl, her parents tracked him down and arrested him—now they are the only ones facing charges. The post After Police Ignored Her, Mom Catches Child’s Attempted Rapist Herself—Then Cops ARREST HER appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Live longer? Exercise, healthy eating, weight, smoking all factors

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
Live longer? Exercise, healthy eating, weight, smoking all factors https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2018/04/30/these-5-habits-could-add-10-years-your-life-study-suggests/563974002/ Advertisements

Scientists pinpoint energy flowing through vibrations in superconducting crystals

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
Scientists pinpoint energy flowing through vibrations in superconducting crystals https://m.phys.org/news/2018-04-scientists-energy-vibrations-superconducting-crystals.html

Captured! Radio Telescope Records a Rare ‘Glitch’ in a Pulsar’s Pulsing Beat

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
Captured! Radio Telescope Records a Rare ‘Glitch’ in a Pulsar’s Pulsing Beat https://www.space.com/40433-vela-pulsar-beat-glitch-discovery.html?utm_content=buffer24ea3&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

The five habits that can add more than a decade to your life.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
The five habits that can add more than a decade to your life | Science | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/apr/30/the-five-habits-that-can-add-more-than-a-decade-to-your-life?utm_term=Autofeed&CMP=fb_us#link_time=1525086449

Jetpacks: How You Can Fly Like Iron Man.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
Jetpacks: How You Can Fly Like Iron Man! – AirWhizz http://www.airwhizz.com/index.php/2018/04/30/jetpacks-can-fly-like-iron-man/

This is The Most Powerful Natural Antibiotic.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
This is The Most Powerful Natural Antibiotic – Medicines-Power http://medicines-power.com/this-is-the-most-powerful-natural-antibiotic/

How Would Humanity React If We Really Found Aliens?

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
How Would Humanity React If We Really Found Aliens? https://www.space.com/40435-finding-aliens-humanity-reaction.html

6 Mental Habits of People Who Manage Their Emotions Remarkably Well.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
6 Mental Habits of People Who Manage Their Emotions Remarkably Well | Thrive Global https://www.thriveglobal.com/stories/27707-6-mental-habits-of-people-who-manage-their-emotions-remarkably-well?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=keywee-ind&kwp_0=764939&kwp_4=2664320&kwp_1=1130466

Harvard Scientist Warns Americans to Stop Consuming Low-Fat Milk Immediately.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
Harvard Scientist Warns Americans to Stop Consuming Low-Fat Milk Immediately – Awareness Act http://awarenessact.com/harvard-scientist-warns-americans-to-stop-consuming-low-fat-milk-immediately/?=wuw

How to Reason With Flat Earthers (It May Not Help Though)

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
How to Reason With Flat Earthers (It May Not Help Though) https://www.space.com/40434-how-to-reason-with-flat-earthers.html?utm_content=buffer2f6aa&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

South Korean President: President Trump Deserves To Get The Nobel Peace Prize For His Work On North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Presidents Donald Trump and Moon Jae-in in November. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst *Business Insider*:* South Korea's president calls for Trump to get the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on North Korea* * President Trump should win a Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts to end a standoff with North Korea over nuclear weapons, according to South Korea's president. * Moon Jae-in said Monday: "President Trump should win the Nobel Peace Prize. What we need is only peace." * Trump threatened war with North Korea several times and pushed harsh sanctions on the country after its nuclear and missile ... more »

The Promise and Failure of the House Intelligence Committee Report on Russian Election Interference

CCordero at Lawfare - 14 hours ago
Photo: Wikimedia/Gage Skidmore What follows are a few thoughts on the House intelligence committee’s report dated March 22 and released April 27 by the majority—and the consequence of the process taken to release it. This is not a comprehensive review of every issue covered by the report. These views are based on my read of the majority report only. I have not yet read the minority views report, as I thought it important to assess the majority report without color of the minority views. Nor have I read other assessments of the report, to the extent they are already circulating. I... more »

Russia Is a State Sponsor of Terrorism—But Don’t Treat It That Way

dbyman at Lawfare - 14 hours ago
Vladimir Putin’s government is guilty of many crimes, ranging from bombing civilians in Syria to meddling in U.S. elections to assassinating dissidents in the United Kingdom and other countries. Does all this make it a supporter of terrorism? As opinion toward Moscow seems to become more hostile ever day—even President Trump briefly tweeted against Putin for backing “animal Assad” before backing down—perhaps inevitably the question of whether to use the “T-word” regarding Moscow has come up. Sen. Robert Menendez (D.-N.J.), the ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committ... more »

BREAKING: Journalists' hire gets off a real joke!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 14 hours ago
*MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2018Otherwise, huge win for Trump:* Is the White House Correspondents Association the *most* cluelesss group on the planet? They've been undermining themselves in this way ever since Don Imus. And that was 1996, several years ago. When they decided to hire Michelle Wolf, they handed a big gigantic political win to the current president, Donald J. Trump. Everybody on earth can see this, except 1) the White House Correspondents Association and 2) an amazingly large number of us the hapless liberals. We just ran through the transcript of Wolf's jokes. She managed t... more »

Guest Post: Tony Smith: One Or Three Higgs Bosons ?

Tommaso Dorigo at Science 2.0 - Physical Sciences - 14 hours ago
*Frank D. Smith (Tony Smith for his friends) has been following this blog since the beginning. He is an independent researcher who is very interested in phenomena connected with the top quark and the Higgs boson. He has a theory of his own and he has been trying to check whether LHC data is compatible or not with it. His ideas are reported here as a guest post, as a tribute to his faithfulness to this site. Of course the views expressed below are his own, as I retain a healthy dose of scepticism to any bit of new physics apparent in today's data... Also, I will comment in the thread ... more »

Fuzzball civil war in India

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 14 hours ago
The newest hep-th preprint at this moment is A Critique of the Fuzzball Program by Suvrat Raju and his graduate student Pushkal Shrivastava. They criticize the whole paradigm of the fuzzballs – an approach to understand black hole thermodynamics – which is mostly associated with the name of Samir Mathur, see his 2007 guest blog and dozens of other posts. I know Suvrat from Harvard, he's been an amazing T.A. in a course of mine, and I still love his numerous papers such as the papers about the black hole interior written along with Kyriakos Papadodimas. There is always some degre... more »

Update: US warplanes purposely avoided striking Syrian Army during Deir Ezzor attack, only fired warning shots – Pentagon

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:58 P.M.) – In an official statement, the US-led Coalition has alluded to only firing warning shots in response to an attack by Syrian pro-government forces against US-backed fighters in Deir Ezzor province on Sunday. Apparently, US-led Coalition firepower assets (warplanes and possibly Marine Corps artillery units) only used ‘a deliberate demonstration of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Reported missile strikes in Syria produced earthquake-like results

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
A series of powerful explosions that rocked military installations in Syria’s Aleppo and Hama provinces were apparently so powerful they were treated as earthquakes by a European monitoring center. The tremors, ranked as a Magnitude 2.6 quake by the European-Mediterranean Seismological Center, were apparently detected in the aftermath of “powerful explosions” that occurred at the “the arms depot of the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russia increases operational jets in Syria after US missile strike [+ Photos]

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:20 P.M.) – The number of active Russian fighter jets in Hmeymim airbase has notably increased after the US, UK and France launched a joint missile strike against Syria earlier this month. Satellite images taken for the coastal base of Hmeymim on April 15 show an upsurge in the number of operational Russian […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Jordan: Pompeo tackles Syria, Jerusalem, aid with FM Al-Safadi

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated his country’s support for Jordan, speaking alongside Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman al-Safadi, after a bilateral meeting in Amman on Monday. “In February the United States and Jordan signed a new five year MOU [memorandum of understanding] in which we committed to provide over […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Ceasefire announced in northern Homs after Syrian Army arrives for offensive

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:50 P.M.) – The rebel delegation in northern Homs just announced that a ceasefire agreement has been reached between their forces and the Russian Reconciliation Centre. According to the details of the agreement, all parties will adhere to a 24 hour ceasefire in order to discuss terms of surrender in northern Homs. Should […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Suspected Israeli missile attack wipes out small town in Aleppo (photos)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:30 P.M.) – A suspected Israeli missile strike against the Syrian government forces and their allies destroyed much of a small town in the Aleppo Governorate last night. According to local reports, the suspected Israeli missiles struck Al-Malkiyah in the Aleppo countryside, destroying several buildings inside this town located near the Nayrab Military […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian, Palestinian forces on the verge of breaking through ISIL’s lines in Hajar Al-Aswad

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:35 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their Palestinian allies have made remarkable progress in the southern districts of Damascus, today, as their troops continue to advance through the Islamic State’s (ISIL) well-fortified front-lines. Led by their 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard and 9th Division shock troops, the Syrian Arab […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US closes ground forces office in Iraq as major anti-Daesh combat ends

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
US-led coalition forces have closed the Baghdad headquarters of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command Headquarters, signaling the end of major combat operations against Daesh terrorist group, Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve (CJTF-OIR) said in a press release on Monday. “The Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command (CJFLCC) Headquarters was deactivated today at […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Drone footage captures Syrian Army striking retreating ISIS terrorists in southern Damascus

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists in the southern districts of Damascus recently abandoned their posts inside Al-Qadam, following an intense battle with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). As ISIS was retreating from Al-Qadam to nearby Hajar Al-Aswad, the Syrian Arab Army struck the fleeing terrorists with round after round of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Evacuation of two besieged towns in Idlib begins

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:35 P.M.) – Up to 20 buses entered two besieged towns of Fouaa and Kafraya in rural Idlib to begin an evacuation agreement concluded earlier between the Syrian Army and Nusra jihadi group. The buses will transport up to 1200 people as the first batch to government-held areas in northern Syria. In exchange, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Journalists put pressure on Syrians who tell truth about chemical attacks — diplomat

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
Syrian witnesses who testified last week in The Hague that the alleged poison gas attack in Douma was a setup were subjected to pressure from journalists, Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova said on Sunday. In an interview with the Voskresny Vecher Vladimirom Solovyovym (Sunday Evening with Vladimir Solovyov) program on the Rossiya-1 television channel, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

The Iran – American relationship – Part I (Background and history through 1981)

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 14 hours ago
As media focus intensifies on sensationalism over the conflict between the USA and Iran, we offer context so as to get a better understanding of the problem More The post The Iran – American relationship – Part I (Background and history through 1981) appeared first on The Duran.

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*This idiocy will work about as well as this did:*

The Poet: William Stafford, "You Reading This, Be Ready"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"You Reading This, Be Ready"* "Starting here, what do you want to remember? How sunlight creeps along a shining floor? What scent of old wood hovers, what softened sound from outside fills the air? Will you ever bring a better gift for the world than the breathing respect that you carry wherever you go right now? Are you waiting for time to show you some better thoughts? When you turn around, starting here, lift this new glimpse that you found; carry into evening all that you want from this day. This interval you spent reading or hearing this, keep it for life. What can anyone give yo... more »

Kim Jong Un and the Nuclear Negotiations Shopping Spree

Robert E Kelly at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Robert E Kelly* *Security, Asia* [image: South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un face the media at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, South Korea, April 27, 2018] Kim Jong-un has the weapons, so now he is looking to get a better deal than the North ever could before. This weekend’s summit was no doubt remarkable. The symbolism of it all was overwhelming, and the hype has been extraordinary. The press coverage has been relentless. I have seen more foreign correspondents in South Korea than ever b... more »

Kim Jong-un Is Ready to Deal

Salvatore Babones at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Salvatore Babones* *Security, Asia* [image: U.S. President Donald Trump prepares to board Air Force One as he departs for a Make America Great Again rally in Washington, Michigan, from Joint Base Andrews in Maryland, U.S., April 28, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts] North Korea's Kim Jong-un is suddenly betting the farm on peace and reconciliation. That probably means he has no other choice. North Korea's “Supreme Leader” Kim Jong-un traveled a few steps south of the border last week to meet with his South Korean counterpart President Moon Jae-in in the “Peace House,” a three story ... more »

Here Is Why North Korea Will Give Up Its Nuclear Weapons

Gordon G. Chang at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Gordon G. Chang* *Security, Asia* [image: A view of the newly developed intercontinental ballistic rocket Hwasong-15's test that was successfully launched is seen in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang] It's all about regime survival. “If we meet often and build trust with the United States and if an end to the war and nonaggression are promised, why would we live in difficulty with nuclear weapons?” Kim Jong-un told South Korean president Moon Jae-in on Friday. “I know the Americans are inherently disposed against us, but ... more »

The Crazy Story of How Turkey Destroyed Its Own Air Force

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, * Some news you may have missed. *Turkey has also signed an agreement with Franco-Italian missile maker Eurosam to develop a long-range anti-aircraft missile. And why is Turkey suddenly so interested in surface-to-air missiles? "In aftermath of 15 July, with the operations against the Turkish Armed Forces, there was a reduction in the number of F-16 pilots, creating a need to develop our air defense," said Turkish analyst Verda Ozer. "This is the reason for the S-400 purchase."* Fighter pilots aren't cheap. The U.S. Air Force estimates that training a ... more »

50 Years Ago, a Secret U.S. Military Base Was Overrun By Elite Vietnamese Commandos

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, * We now have the facts. *Muoc’s assault on Lima 85 had significantly weakened the U.S. air campaign over North Vietnam and Laos. According to Vietnamese accounts, he lost only one commando and killed at least forty-two Thai and Hmong troops as well as a dozen U.S. airmen. However, Truong would return home to a court martial rather than a hero’s welcome; his superiors were outraged that he had destroyed the valuable TACAN equipment and killed the technicians instead of capturing them.* Fifty years ago on March 12, 1968, a top-secret U.S. base on a ... more »

What Trump Can Learn From the Master of the Greatest Deal in American History

Richard Lim at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Richard Lim* *Security, * Perhaps there is no better place to look than what has been described as the greatest bargain in American history—the Louisiana Purchase. The deal was struck exactly 215 years ago this Monday. Our current president prides himself on being the master of the deal. The upcoming summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un will certainly put his bargaining skills to the test. The stakes couldn’t be higher, since they involve the security of one of the most populous and economically vital regions in the world, and North Korea has shown little regard for ag... more »

Israel Desperate--absolutely in a Catatonic Frenzy--to Provoke Iran/Russia/Syria

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 15 hours ago
*Slimeball Accused of Domestic Corruption* Folks, last night there was an Act of War committed by Israel against Syria, against Iran and potentially against Russia. As I reported earlier in real time...The *tiny borderless entity*(TM) in a totally gratuitous act of war, without provocation, bombed three military sites in Syria. Apparently *there was loss of life---including an Iranian Shiite military brigade, *which was posted in Syria to protect religious mosques from the destructive predations of the USrael terrorist proxy ISIS, etc. The above video gives the details. So far, ... more »

Texas neurologist is rare breed: “Serial Medical Whistleblower” fights corruption at expense of own career

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 15 hours ago
For more than a decade, neurologist Robert Van Boven has saved people’s lives and been a serial medical whistleblower, at the same time. But most recently, his pot stirring has become severe enough that he may never be able to practice medicine freely again. RELATED STORY: 11 people who blew the whistle on information that

Eat these 3 popular fruits unripe, marvelous for your gut

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 15 hours ago
By Dr. Mercola While fiber is crucial for optimal gut health, what makes certain types of fiber even more important than others is its potential for fermentation. Unripe tropical fruits such as banana, papaya and mango contain digestive-resistant starch — indigestible low-viscous fibers that slowly ferment in your large intestine. These resistant starches feed healthy bacteria, essentially acting

ABC: Bill Gates to donate $12 million to fund research for universal flu vaccine

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 15 hours ago
Bill Gates is back at it, as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is partnering with Google co-founder and Alphabet CEO Larry Page and his wife, Lucy Page to donate $12 million to fund research for a universal flu vaccine. Clinical trials for a universal flu vaccine are expected to begin soon. “To broaden efforts even

Twin Bombings in Afghanistan Kill 25, Including 9 Reporters

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
At least 45 people were wounded in the attacks, according to Kabul police spokesman Hashmat Stanekzai, who said four police were among those killed.

Father of Army Vet Shot at Oregon VA Clinic Feels Betrayed

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
"First they shoot him, now they're gonna try to put him away," his father, Gilbert Negrete, told The Associated Press.

Does This Photograph Show a Man Washing Aborted Fetuses in Brazil?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
A viral photograph purportedly shows a "pro-lifer" washing aborted fetuses in Rio de Janeiro, but the image appears to have originated elsewhere.

Cosby Juror: Comedian’s Talk of Quaaludes Led to Conviction

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
The youngest member of the panel said the comedian's own words sealed his fate.

Was Comedian Michelle Wolf Once Arrested for Bestiality?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 15 hours ago
An image of a doctored newspaper article contained the false claim that comedian Michelle Wolf was arrested for bestiality in 2015.

BWorld 205, Energy mix and wishful thinking

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 15 hours ago
* This is my column in BusinessWorld last April 16, 2018. “You must be ready to give up even the most attractive ideas when experiment shows them to be wrong.” — Alessandro Volta (1745-1827, Italian scientist who invented one of the first electric batteries known as a voltaic pile) This quote should be remembered by people who keep on insisting the urban legend that we can banish coal power in our lives soon, that wind, solar, and other intermittent renewables can provide 100% of our electricity needs. That is far out. Despite the Renewable Energy (RE) law of 2008, despite the gen... more »

Our Communities Are Scaled and Built for a Climate That No Longer Exists

Gaius Publius at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
*"Landslides forced the closure of Kuhio Highway from the area north of Hanalei known as Waikoko to the end of the road at Haena. That left residents and tourists stranded with no way in or out... This home was in the path of one of those slides in Wainiha" (source).* *by Gaius Publius* This is your periodic reminder that: - The global warming wolf is already at the door, and - The people who rule this world will never drive him away. Which means: - People who want to fix this problem will have to use force. That's just a fact. If you remember nothing else from th... more »

President Trump Suggests DMZ Border Village As The Meeting Spot For U.S.-North Korean Summit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Numerous countries are being considered for the MEETING, but would Peace House/Freedom House, on the Border of North & South Korea, be a more Representative, Important and Lasting site than a third party country? Just asking! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 30, 2018 The Hill: *Trump suggests border village as meeting spot for Korean summit* President Trump on Monday suggested his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un take place in the Truce Village between the borders of North Korea and South Korea. “Numerous countries are being considered for the MEETING, but w... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
"Sometimes even to live is an act of courage." - Lucius Annaeus Seneca


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*But our wars are all too real...* "Insanity - a perfectly rational adjustment to an insane world." - R. D. Laing "In individuals, insanity is rare; but in groups, parties, nations and epochs, it is the rule." - Friedrich Nietzsche

Bill Cosby's Conviction of Sexual Assault Overshadows the Rest of His Life

James Murphy at rss - 15 hours ago
[image: bill-cosby-convicted-of-sexual-assault] Bill Cosby's conviction is the low point of an astonishing downfall that began in 2014 when dozens of women began accusing Cosby of drugging them, then sexually assaulting them.

"About That World War III You Ordered..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*“Israel Closes Airspace Near Syria Border Ahead Of * *Netanyahu Speech With "Dramatic News About Iran"; Oil Surges”* by Tyler Durden *Mon, 04/30/2018 - 10:19: "*Moments ago, Israel's Channel10 reported that Netanyahu is set to make "significant" televised announcement on Iran on Monday evening at 8pm local time (5pm GMT) in what his office said would be "dramatic news about Iran" and "significant development regarding" the Iran nuclear agreement and which will reportedly influence the world. As Channel 10 adds, Netanyahu previously relayed the Iran info to Trump on Saturday and Po... more »

AsPac markets after the Korea Summit

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 15 hours ago
Two days before the Boracay closure last Thursday April 26, the PSE was among the worst performers that day in the Asia Pacific (AsPac) market. Ytd decline was -11%, wow. Second worst was the Duterte-beloved China and its various stockmarkets. Data from http://markets.wsj.com/asia. Last Friday April 27, the Korea Summit was around 8:30am PH time, many Asian markets were about to open. It was positive for all markets in Aspac except China Shenzhen. And today, the business optimism has continued. Good. And the PSE has improved, ytd decline is down to -8.6%. People and businesses lov... more »

LaRouchePAC Monday Update - April 30, 2018

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 15 hours ago
LaRouchePAC Monday Update - April 30, 2018 Video of LaRouchePAC Monday Update - April 30, 2018 Join us live at 12:30pm Eastern with our host Matthew Ogden.

Scores Killed Including 10 Journalists In Multiple Suicide Bombing Attacks In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Daily Mail: BBC reporter is 'shot dead' in Afghanistan and a group of journalists killed in a suicide blast in Kabul on a day of bloodshed that saw 11 children die in NATO convoy attack* * WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT * ISIS blasts in the central Shash Darak area of Kabul, Afghanistan, have killed at least 25 and left dozens injured * A group of journalists had gathered to cover an initial attack, carried out by a suicide bomber on a motorbike * But another suicide attacker, posing as a reporter among the journalists, then set off second deadly explosion * An AFP photographer and seve... more »

The Korea Summit, moving to world peace

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 15 hours ago
I like these news reports last Friday, April 27, 2018. More talks and saliva are a lot better than more bombs and missiles.

Where to Celebrate International Jazz Day 2018 in Rio

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 15 hours ago
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Monday, April 30th, over 190 countries celebrate the International Jazz Day – Brazil included. In Rio, renowned houses, like the Blue Note Rio, in Lagoa, and Teatro Rival Petrobras, in Centro, will host some excellent shows as a tribute to the African-American music genre. […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Monday, April 30, 2018

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 15 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Monday, and below you will find a list of bars and pubs that are always a good option. MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Bloco dos Batuqueiros (Centro) – “Batuqueiros da Lapa” is a renowned Carioca bloco for its authentic samba roots. There is a special deal if it is your […]

Missile Strikes Hit Syrian Bases In Hama And Aleppo. Israel Suspected.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*:* 'Enemy' rockets hit Hama, Aleppo army positions: Syrian state TV* *Blasts reportedly hit Hama and Aleppo countryside in what a military source called 'a new aggression'. * Syrian state TV says that rockets have struck military positions in the countryside of Hama and Aleppo provinces. A military source was quoted as saying by SANA that the "new aggression" by Syria's enemies had taken place at around 10:30pm (19:30 GMT) on Sunday. The state TV outlet aired images of what it said was the explosions. It had earlier reported that successive blasts were heard in the ... more »

“That Collapse You Ordered…?”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*“That Collapse You Ordered…?”* by James Howard Kunstler "I had a fellow on my latest podcast, released Sunday, who insists that the world population will crash 90-plus percent from the current 7.6 billion to 600 million by the end of this century. Jack Alpert heads an outfit called the Stanford Knowledge Integration Lab (SKIL) which he started at Stanford University in 1978 and now runs as a private research foundation. Alpert is primarily an engineer. At 600 million, the living standard in the USA would be on a level with the post-Roman peasantry of Fifth century Europe, but with... more »

WATCH: Cops Break Into Innocent Man’s Home, Taser Him to Death in the Shower—No Charges

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: shower] The West Milwaukee DA's office just announced that the officers who broke into an innocent man's home, and tasered him 18 times as he was in the shower—on video, until he died—will not face any charges. The post WATCH: Cops Break Into Innocent Man’s Home, Taser Him to Death in the Shower—No Charges appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

WATCH: CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Says Slaughtering Kids in Yemen is Worth It Because It Creates Jobs

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: yemen] An infuriating and telling video has resurfaced showing CNN's Wolf Blitzer call out Rand Paul for questioning the slaughter of civilians in Yemen, noting that the military-industrial complex needs war for jobs. The post WATCH: CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Says Slaughtering Kids in Yemen is Worth It Because It Creates Jobs appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Security In Iraq Apr 22-28, 2018

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 16 hours ago
The last two weeks of April was the first time in 2018 that there were consecutive weeks with a low number of incidents. That resulted in low casualty figures as well. From April 22-28, 2018, there were just 44 incidents reported. That matched the total from the week before. During the first week of the month there were 40 incidents, then 64 the second week. For most of the year there were roughly 60-70 incidents per week, so April has been a decided change. Incidents were spread across Babil (1), Basra (1), Dohuk (1), Anbar (2), Salahaddin (3), Ninewa (4), Diyala (6), Kurdistan ... more »

This Day In Iraqi History - Apr 30

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 16 hours ago
1917 Battle of the Boot at Band-i-Adhaim between British and Ottomans 1941 PM Gaylani refused permission for British troops to land in Basra 1941 2 brigades of Iraqi soldiers surrounded British Habaniya base ordered British to cease operations there 1941 Iraqi forces surrounded British embassy in Baghdad 1941 Iraqi troops seized Kirkuk oil field and cut off pipeline to Haifa 1941 PM Gaylani hoped to pressure British to leave Iraq without a fight 1941 UK memo to Chiefs of Staff discussed destroying Iraq’s oil wells to deny them to Germany 1948 Jewish forces t...more »

Redesigning Reality #026 – What To Do When Life Happens

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Waking Times* - What do you do when things just keep going wrong?

Researcher Explains How Electromagnetic Fields Damage Your Health

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola* - Your health is at risk from an ever-growing web of EMF.

Wildlife Services Killed 1.3 Million Native Animals In 2017

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 16 hours ago
*Heather Callaghan* - This is connected to the agricultural industry.

Suggestions for Implementing the Cloud Act

jdaskal at Lawfare - 16 hours ago
At the end of March, President Trump signed the omnibus budget bill into law. Tacked on at the end was the Cloud Act—legislation designed to facilitate law enforcement access to data across borders and the subject of extensive commentary on this blog and elsewhere. Both of us supported passage on two grounds: The act conditions law enforcement access to communications content with a relatively robust set of privacy protections, and we believed that it would facilitate both security and privacy--especially in comparison with the status quo. That said, we have also long recognized t... more »

Utopian Quibbling: War Powers in the Constitution vs. the U.N. Charter

mglennon at Lawfare - 16 hours ago
Is the United Nations Charter law? Frequent violations of the charter and its uncertain impact on state practice, Jack Goldsmith points out in an April 16 post, lead many to wonder whether it really functions as law—but they wonder too much, he suggests. The question whether the charter is law is misleading or meaningless, or both. Uncertainties about the international law of war powers, he writes, differ little from uncertainties about the meaning and efficacy of the constitutional law of war powers. Goldsmith proffers no theory of law and takes no position on whether either the ... more »

A new FTA on the anvil between Chile and Brazil

bilaterals.org - 16 hours ago
30-Apr-2018 The Chilean President Sebastián Piñera and Brazilian President Michel discussed a proposal for a free trade agreement between Brazil and Chile.

Ukraine, Israel technically initial FTA agreement

bilaterals.org - 16 hours ago
30-Apr-2018 The agreement foresees the annulment of import duties for 80% of industrial goods from Ukraine to Israel and some agricultural products within quotas.

EU, Mercosur end trade round with little progress, more blaming - Beef volumes 'agreed'

bilaterals.org - 16 hours ago
30-Apr-2018 The European Union and Latin American bloc Mercosur have made some progress on how to open their markets to cars, but ended free trade talks in Brussels with finger-pointing about who was holding up a deal.

NAFTA officials put top-level talks on hold until May 7 to consult with industry

bilaterals.org - 16 hours ago
30-Apr-2018 Negotiators trying to hammer out a quick NAFTA deal said they will take a break until May 7, allowing time for consultations with the auto industry in Mexico.

ALENA : les ministres quittent Washington dans l'incertitude

bilaterals.org - 16 hours ago
30-Apr-2018 Les ministres canadien et mexicain responsables des négociations pour le renouvellement de l'ALENA ont quitté Washington, dans l'incertitude quant aux relations commerciales nord-américaines.

Cruising around investment cases against the Caribbean islands

bilaterals.org - 16 hours ago
30-Apr-2018 Since 1973, the sovereign islands of the Caribbean Sea, have concluded over 140 international investment agreements. The ICSID Convention is in force in all islands except Antigua & Barbuda, Cuba, Dominica, and the Dominican Republic.

Doofus Of The Day #1,008

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 16 hours ago
I'm obliged to reader Snoggeramus for sending me a copy of this image (origin unknown): Sometimes the jokes just write themselves, don't they? Let's see, now: - What can we take away from this? - The misspelling subtracts something from the message. - Errors are multiplied, it seems. - Opinions about the effectiveness of the advertisement are divided. - Math is clearly more tricky than meth. Please feel free to add your own in Comments! Peter

BWorld 204, Mining attractiveness index and the Philippines

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 16 hours ago
* This is my column in BusinessWorld last April 12, 2018. There are two similarities between the mining industry and Boracay. The first is that both have small contributions to GDP, and the second is that both can be closed by the Duterte government for six months without any compensation to affected enterprises including environment-compliant ones. Mining companies and Boracay establishments show the face of business uncertainties in the country. Mining production is 0.6% of GDP while Boracay production of services is 0.1% of GDP, an amount that is “very insignificant” according t... more »

Mirror selfie as Trump and Bill Gates escalate WW3 and pandemic tensions

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
Yikes, mirror selfie for this week as Bill Gates, Donald Trump and Mike Pompeo try to bounce us into WW3 and false flag pandemics. Let’s say a prayer and ask God to have mercy on us. We have to also show we deserve some mercy by finally taking some effective action against the eugenicist Globalists, and […]

Was George Soros’ Naples NATO force involved in the Syrian missile strike wrongly blamed on Israel? Operation Gladio false flag?

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
A missile strike on a Syrian base allegedly killing Iranian fighters could have been a false flag strike, fired by NATO forces that have recently moved to Al-Azraq, in northern Jordan, close to the Israeli border in order to escalate tensions between Israel and the USA and Iran and Russia and start a WW3 conflagration. […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
Donald Trump is known to be prolific and boastful on twitter but I, anyway, do not remember a tweet about his meeting last month with Billionaire Bill Gates to discuss new pandemic and bioterrorism laws or him informing the US public that he is actively helping Gates. Presumably, Trump omitted to tell the public about this subject because he knows broad […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
Amidst warning of chemical false flags attacks on US soil and new pandemics by Bill Gates, a network led by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch has stepped up its campaign for legislation to allow Americans to be given unproven drugs which could, conceivably, even kill them. Likely, the proposed legislation, like the Saatchi Bill in the UK, […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
While the media is focussing on the successful denuclearization pledge North Korea, a process that can still be derailed, new Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, under the directions of Donald Trump and apparently the Clintons and George Soros, has been busy escalating WW3 tensions with Russia and Iran on his first trip to NATO’s HQ […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 16 hours ago
Even after the German state media ZDF was forced to admit that the Syria chemical attack was staged, former CIA chief and key figure in the false flag missile strike, Mike Pompeo, Trump’s confidante, has started his job as State Secretary stoking WW3 tensions in a style which would make his fellow Harvard Law School […]

Weedkiller Found in Granola and Crackers, Internal FDA Emails Show

Sustainable Pulse at Sustainable Pulse - 16 hours ago
US government scientists have detected a weedkiller linked to cancer in an array of commonly consumed foods, emails obtained through a freedom of information request show. Source: www.theguardian.com By Carey Gillam The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been testing food samples for residues of glyphosate, the active ingredient in hundreds of widely used herbicide products, for two […] The post Weedkiller Found in Granola and Crackers, Internal FDA Emails Show appeared first on Sustainable Pulse.

Tennessee state police form a perimeter to protect a white nationalist gathering from anti-racist protesters. Did I mention this was in a state park?

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 16 hours ago
Police perimeter around the white supremacist conference #AmRen is intense. We heckling them like hell. pic.twitter.com/mMYd8vave9 — Lacy MacAuley (@lacymacauley) April 28, 2018 Courtesy of HuffPo: *Police formed a tight perimeter around a Tennessee state-owned hotel Saturday, guarding a white nationalist conference inside the building from anti-racist protesters gathered outside. * *American Renaissance, a racist Virginia-based organization listed by the Southern Poverty Law Center as a hate group, reserved the 125 rooms inside Montgomery Bell State Park Inn for the weekend conf... more »

UK Govt To Subsidise Hydrogen Cars

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 16 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Last month the Department of Transport announced it was paying £8.8 million into a project promoting hydrogen cars: Police cars and taxis will be among nearly 200 new hydrogen powered vehicles switching to zero emission miles, thanks to a multi-million pound government boost. The zero emission vehicles are part of […]

Trump asks twitter followers what country ‘should host the talks’ between North and South Korea

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 16 hours ago
Trump crowdsources location for historic Korean summit. More The post Trump asks twitter followers what country ‘should host the talks’ between North and South Korea appeared first on The Duran.

Dangerously fake news headline screams “NUCLEAR ATTACK” in Syria

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 16 hours ago
Although there does appear to have been some sort of strike, it is clearly not atomic in nature, and such fake news presentation can be much more dangerous More The post Dangerously fake news headline screams “NUCLEAR ATTACK” in Syria appeared first on The Duran.

Monday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 16 hours ago
Miscellaneous material to start your week. - Kady O'Malley writes that after years of delays on their promise to reassess Bill C-51, civil rights are just one more area where the Libs' proclamations about "open government" have given way to a closed-door process where only their plans are being given any meaningful consideration. - Meagan Day makes the case for clinical pharmaceutical trials to be publicly funded (and their full results disclosed). But Jordan Press reports that rather than ensuring that matters of public interest are under public control, the Libs are bargaing ahe... more »

BREAKING: Chotiner's (well-chosen) first questions for Chozick!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 16 hours ago
*MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2018Chozick's instructive replies:* We haven't finished Amy Chozick's instructive new book as yet. Painfully, we still have hundreds of pages to go. That said, we thought Isaac Chotiner showed good instincts in his interview with Chozick, who covered Candidate Clinton for the New York Times for more than three years during and before the start of Campaign 2016. Craftily, Chotiner took it easy as he began. His first question went like this: CHOTINER (4/27/18): *When did you first start reporting on Hillary Clinton?* Some will say that this was a softball start.... more »

World News Briefs -- April 30, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*BBC*:* Syria war: Missile strikes on military sites 'kill pro-Assad fighters'* Missile strikes on military sites in northern Syria overnight reportedly killed a number of pro-government fighters, including Iranians. The Syrian military said facilities in Hama and Aleppo provinces were struck. It did not say if there were any casualties. But a UK-based monitoring group said four Syrians and 22 foreigners, mostly Iranians, died. It is not known who was behind the attacks. Western nations and Israel have previously hit sites in Syria. Earlier this month, the US, UK and France bom... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 17 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Warning issued in London after toxic caterpillar outbreak Mystery Group Of "Wealthy Donors" And Soros Spends $50 Million For "Private Trump-Russia Investigation"Twitter Sold Information To Researcher Behind Facebook Data Harvesting ScandalThe Pentagon's Ray Gun Can Stall Cars, Trucks​​ With Radiation BlastOne Year Later: Illinois On The Verge Of Downgrade To Junk; Its Residents $5 Billion PoorerUS Bombers Fly Over South China Sea Amid Escalating Tensions Between Taiwan And Beijing Ronda Rousey thinks doomsday is coming — and she's ready for it Linked because of where... more »

Tech Doomsday: Huawei Ban Would Take China-U.S. Trade War to ‘DEFCON 1’

Asia Times at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Asia Times* *Security, * Trump vs. China--on steroids? These are tough times for Huawei. The leading smartphone brand in China and the world’s biggest telecommunications equipment manufacturer appears to be facing a major investigation by the United States Justice Department into whether it violated US export sanctions to Iran. This came about last week after President Donald Trump’s administration imposed a ban on the sale of US technologies to ZTE earlier this month for similar offenses. But unlike ZTE, the fallout from Huawei, if it was found guilty of breaching sanctions,... more »

The Heartbreak of Neoliberal Brand Damage

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 17 hours ago
MSNBC pundit Joy Reid said on Saturday that it was "heartbreaking" for her to discover that she used to be such a blatant homophobe and that she "didn't do better back then," in the Dark Ages of the Early 21st Century. But to prove to her corporate sponsors that even damaged brands like hers can be rehabilitated with just the right public relations product, she used her Saturday "AM Joy" show to scrub herself clean with a whole panel full of LGBTQ human brillo pads. She sudsed and she buffed and she polished, she apologized and she pleaded, in a valiant 30-minute infomercial attempt ... more »

France Can Only Maintain its Status with the Exploitation of its Former Colonies

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 17 hours ago
Colonialism is far from dead in France's former African colonies. They still have to pay Paris hundreds of billions of Euros annually

A Spiritual Factor

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 17 hours ago
[image: On April 27, 2018, President Moon Jae In and Chairman Kim Jong Eun signed the Panmunjom Declaration for Peace, Prosperity and Reunification on the Korean Peninsula as a result of the Summit and jointly announced it.] PDF: [image: PDF icon] 20180430-spiritual-factor.pdf The stunning process which has become most visible in Korea over the past days—and how many were there who expected this even just weeks ago?—is still far from the complete victory for which we are fighting. So far, it is still only an embattled outpost. The British-led attack on Syria two weeks ago was aimed ... more »

Infighting at journal prompts retraction of editorial “full of misinformation”

Victoria Stern at Retraction Watch - 18 hours ago
An editor thought she did a great job running an anesthesiology journal. But her colleagues— including the new editor who took over for her—heartily disagree. During her tenure at the journal, the outgoing editor penned an editorial taking credit for the journal’s rise to success. But, according to a new commentary published in the journal, … Continue reading Infighting at journal prompts retraction of editorial “full of misinformation”

GAPS AND INDIFFERENCE: Concerning the people we do have to waste!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 18 hours ago
*MONDAY, APRIL 30, 2018Part 1—D.C. Public Schools Confidential:* We're so old that we can remember when Bill Clinton, running for president, came up with a silly idea: "We don't have a person to waste." That's what the candidate said! Clinton expressed this silly idea as part of his acceptance speech at the 1992 Democratic National Convention. Midway through his Madison Square Garden address, he offered his silly idea: CLINTON (7/16/92): It is time to heal America. And so we must say to every American: Look beyond the stereotypes that blind us. *We need each other. All of us, we ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- April 30, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Joseph F. Dunford Jr. (L) and US Secretary of Defense James Mattis talk before a hearing of the Senate Armed Services Committee on Capitol Hill April 26, 2018 in Washington, DC. Brendan Smialowski, AFP *France 24:* *French special forces bolstering US-led operations in Syria, US defence secretary says* US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday that French special operations forces arrived in Syria over the past two weeks to help boost US-led efforts against the Islamic State group. Speaking to senior lawmakers in Washington, Mattis respond... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 18 hours ago
*Parkland Teacher Who Attacked Kashuv Gets Bad News* One Florida teacher is getting a lesson in accountability for adults. Since the Feb. 14 massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the teenage “survivors” with politically acceptable points of view have gotten a taste of celebrity and liberal adulation many Democrat politicians spend their lives dreaming of. But an apparently quick-tempered teacher at the school is finding out things can be a little different if you’re actually old enough to vote. Greg Pittman, an American history teacher at Stoneman ... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 18 hours ago
*The New York Times* has a story today about the top Democratic candidates in the Ohio governor's race. The first thing the story's author, Matt Flegenheimer, wants you to know about the candidate leading in the latest poll, Richard Cordray, is that he's dull: Richard Cordray speaks softly and carries a big stack: lime-green index cards, pressed into his shirt pocket, near enough for any sudden onset of note-taking. A former director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, he has been endorsed in his bid for Ohio governor by Senator Elizabeth Warren, who has told him he needs ... more »

Mystery Solved: Why Trump-Macron Friendship Tree Vanished

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 18 hours ago
The French president's office says there's nothing mysterious about the disappearance of an oak tree he planted on the White House lawn.


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 18 hours ago
*Delingpole: Earth in ‘Greatest Two-Year Cooling Event in a Century’ Shock* Our planet has just experienced the most extreme two-year cooling event in a century. But where have you seen this reported anywhere in the mainstream media? You haven’t, even though the figures are pretty spectacular. As Aaron Brown reports here at Real Clear Markets: "From February 2016 to February 2018 (the latest month available) global average temperatures dropped 0.56°C. You have to go back to 1982-84 for the next biggest two-year drop, 0.47°C—also during the global warming era. All the data in this... more »

Don't give Us a Complex: Resisting the CBE Takeover of Strawberry Mansion High School

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 18 hours ago
from Wrench in the Gears April 30, 2018 As a resident of Philadelphia and a parent of a public school student, I believe it is vitally important that we stand with the residents of Strawberry Mansion and support their efforts to save their neighborhood comprehensive high school. Their demands are 1) no complex 2) give the school an incoming freshman class and 3) restore the resources and programs that have been taken from Strawberry Mansion. Click here to view a three-minute video of my testimony from the April 26th meeting of the Philadelphia School Reform Commission. You can rea... more »

The Wealth Cult

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 18 hours ago
Dan Leger writes that, for quite awhile, we have been worshipping at the Altar of Wealth. That worship has been misplaced: I do admire wealthy people who get there from personal brilliance, creativity and hard work. Kudos to them. But as to envying their bank accounts, what’s the point? The rich and famous get more than enough from society already. They don’t need my admiration, too. However, the rich do seem to expect admiration as part of their overall entitlement package. It’s how they cement their status as rulers, supported by layers of tax-paying underclasses. The wealthies... more »

Russian airstrikes pile on jihadist rebels as Syrian troops prepare to launch northern Homs offensive

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 P.M.) – The Russian Aerospace Forces unleashed a flurry of airstrikes over the northern countryside of the Homs Governorate, today, targeting several areas under the control of the jihadist rebels. Russian jets began their assault on Monday by launching a large number of airstrikes over the Al-Rastan Plain; they would then bomb […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russia deploys highly improved Su-25 jet to Syria (photos)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 P.M.) – For the first time during this war, the Russian Aerospace Forces have deployed their highly improved Su-25SM3 jet to the Hmaymim Airport in western Syria. According to locals in the Tartous Governorate, the Su-25SM3 recently landed at the Hmaymim Airport in southwest Latakia after making a long flight from a […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Israel refuses to comment on whether or not they attacked Syrian base

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
Haaretz has reported that a spate of alleged missile attacks on Syrian military bases in the Hama and Aleppo provinces might be staged by Israeli forces. Speaking to Sputnik, a spokeswoman for the Israeli Defense Forces has declined to comment on missile strikes against several Syrian government military bases in Aleppo and Hama that the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Kim Jong-un says that North Korea will shut down its nuclear weapons program if America promises not to invade.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 18 hours ago
Did that missile just crash into the ocean again? Courtesy of the NYT: *North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, told President Moon Jae-in of South Korea when they met that he would abandon his nuclear weapons if the United States would agree to formally end the Korean War and promise that it would not invade his country, a South Korean government spokesman said Sunday. * *In a faith-building gesture ahead of a summit meeting with President Trump, Mr. Kim also said he would invite experts and journalists from South Korea and the United States to watch the shutdown next month of his cou... more »

Was the Supreme Court Given Accurate Information During the Travel Ban Argument?

sbrill at Lawfare - 18 hours ago
Credit: Wikimedia/Ravi During last Wednesday’s oral argument at the Supreme Court, Solicitor General Noel Francisco said that the president’s travel ban excludes nationals of countries that fail to provide a “minimum baseline of information” needed to vet people entering the United States and that “the vast majority of the world” meets this “baseline.” Francisco described “reporting terrorism history information,” “reporting criminal history,” and “cooperat[ing] with us on a real-time basis” as part of that minimum. And he said repeatedly that the countries on the banned list, Som... more »

How Sunshine Lowers Cholesterol (Video)

thedrswolfson at The Drs. Wolfson - 19 hours ago
Watch time: 1 minute 18 seconds Sunshine is a wonderful way to naturally lower your cholesterol levels. Watch this video as cardiologist Dr. Jack Wolfson explains how sunshine is heart healthy. By watching this video you will learn: How cholesterol is made in the body How sunshine impacts cholesterol levels How vitamin D is made […] The post How Sunshine Lowers Cholesterol (Video) appeared first on The Drs. Wolfson.

Why The DCCC Always Fails-- And How They Can Turn The Beat Around

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 19 hours ago
If Pelosi, Hoyer, Ben Ray Lujan, Dan Cena and Jason Bresler read one piece of journalism this month, it should be this piece by Daniel Marans at HuffPo: Paul Ryan’s Exit Is A Reminder That Democrats Always Need Good Candidates. Marans introduced the good news by pointing out that "they" already have one. "They" do, but who is "they?" It sure ain't the DCCC. It's the people of southeast Wisconsin's first district. It's the people of Wisconsin. It's the labor movement. It's America's veterans. It's every single working family in this country. [You can contribute to Randy "IronStache... more »

National Gold Reserves: Who's Got Gold and Who Doesn't?

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 19 hours ago
As a person that would be classified as a "gold bug", albeit, not one that wears a tinfoil hat, I am always interested to see how far nations have strayed from the original concept of a precious metals-backed currency. Thanks to the World Gold Council, we can access up-to-date information on national gold reserves, which nations are increasing their reserves and which are falling further and further into the "fiat currency/paper money world". In this posting, we'll look at several nations, their gold reserves in tonnes (one tonne of gold contains 29167 troy ounces) going back to th... more »

The Snares of Language

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 19 hours ago
Arthur KoestlerArthur Koestler notes that words are a blessing which can turn into a curse. The words give articulation and precision to vague images and hazy intuitions but they can also restrict thought in the particular area which they are defining. Koestler points out that the deceptively simple words, “space,” and “time,” have traditionally been defined in such a way that before the scientific revolution man lived in a closed universe with firm boundaries in space, a few million miles in diameter, and time, a few thousand years in duration. It took centuries of work for mankin... more »

The Inside Scoop of How Deadly the 'New' F-35 Will Be

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 19 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * Everything you need to know. The Air Force has begun early testing, software development and weapons integration for its upcoming Block 4 variant of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, an emerging model intended to give the multi-role fighter a new dimension of attack mission possibilities, service leaders said. The new version, to emerge in the early 2020s, will add new long-range precision-tracking weapons such as the Small Diameter Bomb II and also integrate a computer-generated automatic ground collision avoidance technology. “The next step for F-35 w... more »

Is The Army's M17 Pistol That Good?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
Warrior Maven:* Army Sends New M17 Pistol to War - Says it Changes Combat* *Service weapons say the new M17 pistol changes combat for infantry* In recent months, soldiers with the Army’s 101st Airborne Division were the first to receive the services’ new high-tech 9mm pistol engineered to give dismounted infantry a vastly increased ability to fight and close with an enemy in caves, tunnels, crawl spaces, houses and other close quarter combat scenarios. Service weapons developers and soldiers say the new M17 and M18 pistol, designed as a next-generation handgun to follow the Army’s... more »

KA-BAR Celebrates 120 Years Of Knife-Making

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*Task & Purpose:* *KA-BAR Celebrates 120 Years Of Knife-Making And ‘BAR’ Slaying * Few pieces of gear are steeped in as much martial history as the KA-BAR Fighting Utility Knife — from stories of brutal close-quarters combat to myths about the knives being so durable that they were sent along with wooden shipping crates instead of crowbars during World War II. Today marks the 120th anniversary of the company that gave the military its most iconic blade. Even the name KA-BAR has its roots in legend. As the story goes, a fur trapper in the 1900s wrote a letter about killing a grizz... more »

The goal in Korea should be peace and trade – not unification

Mary Alice Haddad, Professor, Wesleyan University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 20 hours ago
You have to walk before you can run, and baby steps are the best way forward in Korea.

Black employees in the service industry pay an emotional tax at work

Alicia Grandey, Professor of Psychology, Pennsylvania State University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 20 hours ago
Three studies found that customers and managers rate black employee performance lower than white employees because they're perceived as unfriendly or rude.

When false advertising becomes "Fake News"

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 20 hours ago
Last week, it was revealed that an alleged "authority" on student loans, and what students do with them, was not only fake: "he" was also steering students who approached "him" for advice towards a student loan refinancing service operated by "his" creators. As far as I'm concerned, that's not only false advertising, but fraud by any other name. Drew Cloud is everywhere. The self-described journalist who specializes in student-loan debt has been quoted in major news outlets, including The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, and CNBC, and is a fixture in the smaller, specialized bl... more »

China Posts Videos Of Its Military Exercises Around Taiwan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*CNN: **China's release of images reinforces vow to keep Taiwan as a territory* China's military put out a strong message on Taiwan on Saturday, vowing to "safeguard the territory of our motherland." The People's Liberation Army air force released a video and series of commemorative envelopes showing recent Chinese air force missions around the island, which Beijing views as a breakaway province. "It is the sacred duty of any PLA pilot to safeguard the territory of our motherland," reads the text on the envelopes, which feature pictures of PLA warplanes and pilots on flights ne... more »

Coordinated USrael Strikes from Israel, maybe Jordan?

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 20 hours ago
*I've updated twice already and it's starting to seem quite apparent that the US and Israel coordinated this attack on Syria. Please read all the way to the bottom- the last couple paragraphs are important* *Link * *The Syrian regime Tashrin journal revealed on early Monday that the source of missiles that hit Hama and Aleppo countryside northern Syria. * The journal posted on Facebook and quoted from a field source that *“Attack on Aleppo and Hama countryside was carried out using 9 Ballistic missiles launched form the U.S. and British bases northern Jordan”.* Local sources told ... more »

EU upgrades IPR category of PH in terms of protection, enforcement

bilaterals.org - 20 hours ago
30-Apr-2018 Despite serious concerns on copyright piracy, the EU has raised the Philippines' standing from “bad” to “better” in the area of protection and enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Asean leaders deeply concerned about protectionism, say it is urgent to conclude RCEP talks

bilaterals.org - 20 hours ago
30-Apr-2018 Asean leaders last week said they were "deeply concerned" over the rising tide of protectionism and anti-globalisation sentiment, and reiterated their continued support for a multilateral trading system.

BIMSTEC calls for expeditious negotiations on free trade agreement

bilaterals.org - 20 hours ago
30-Apr-2018 The seven-nation bloc BIMSTEC today called for specific steps and greater political commitment to conclude negotiations expeditiously for a free trade agreement.

Iranians Are Using Banknotes To Spread Protest Messages

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
*BBC: **Iranians launch banknote protest to get round censorship* A group of Iranian Twitter users are spreading protest messages by writing slogans on banknotes. "Banknotes are our un-censorable messengers," one user wrote, referring to a rumoured plan to permanently block the popular messaging app Telegram, which is by far the most popular digital communication tool in Iran. Slogans included "I am an overthrower". Some of the sayings were originally chanted during mass anti-establishment protests at the turn of the year. In late December, demonstrators took to the streets then ... more »

Obama school discipline policy “horribly flawed”

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 20 hours ago
” “You don’t have to be an expert to figure this out,” adds Kirsanow, who also chairs the board of directors of the Center for New Black Leadership. “But apparently, this is too complicated for those who promulgated the absurd … Continue reading →

~100% Certain Earth Hit By SMALL Asteroid In 2000 Years - Risk ≪ Lightning - Can Retire Most Of Remaining Risk With $50 Million

Robert Walker at Science 2.0 blogs - 20 hours ago
This is another of those sensationalist doomsday stories in the red top tabloids scaring people. The stories say that we are 100% certain to be hit by an asteroid. Well, yes, for small asteroids, but we are 100% certain to be hit by lightning too, many times a year. Your chance of dying of an asteroid impact is far less than that of dying of a lightning strike, 10,000 times less likely. read more

BBC identity politics re Sajid Javid's appointment as Home Secretary

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 20 hours ago
The BBC headline here http://www.bbc.co.uk/news following Sajid Javid being appointed Home Secretary has just one sentence as the lead-in: 'The son of a Pakistani bus driver replaces Amber Rudd after she quits amid the Windrush scandal. Some thoughts: The BBC have got their scalp. The BBC can now now move on to going for Theresa May's scalp. Isn't the assumption that Sajid Javid has achieved nothing in his life other than having a father who was a Pakistani bus driver not a little racist? Has he not achieved success off of his own bat as well. Surely Sajid Javid's father was a ... more »

Dog Gone It! Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism!

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 21 hours ago
Note: This article below was in the New York Times, the paper of record for vaccine injury denial (come on, WaPo, you slacker.) The article was in many newspapers, as the PR machine chose to lift its leg yet again...

Diane Abbott failing miserably to answer Piers Morgan's straight question re illegal immigration

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 21 hours ago
https://youtu.be/2KMh_WlrZT0 Watch the video and at 0:23 and 2:01 you can almost hear Diane Abbott's brain trying to get into first gear. It's a sound you can hear again and again when Diane Abbott is asked a question any more challenging than what's 2 plus 2. It's unbelievable that this woman has such a senior shadow cabinet role and could one day be Home Secretary.

Globalists use lawfare to try to bankrupt VW and destroy Porsche family, empty forms of law used to target Globalist opposition in repeat of tactics used Nazi German judges

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 21 hours ago
Are the Clintons, George Soros and the Rothschilds increasing the pressure on the anti Globalist Porsche family with lawfare? The whole “emissions scandal” is rubbish. Who made the “clean air” standards? The aim seems to be to bankrupt VW through lawfare, and destroy the Porsche family. https://finance.yahoo.com/news/porsche-appeals-police-seizure-files-122000424.html BERLIN — Porsche has appealed against the seizure […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 21 hours ago
My case should be a warning to Alex Jones as he contemplates a report in Jared Kushner’s Observer newspaper on the weaponization of law to destroy him. http://observer.com/2018/04/the-rise-of-lawfare-what-peter-thiels-playbook-shows-us-about-taking-down-trump-alex-jones-or-anyone/ A NATO affiliated lawyer in Larisa has shepherded, with the help, presumably of Geoffrey Pyatt, Donald Trump and now Mike Pompeo, my case involving a murder attempt […]

Keep in mind that these are the people supposedly scandalized by Michelle Wolf's WHCD performance.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 21 hours ago
“how dare that lady comedian be so vulgar” says the crowd that’s clearly delicate like doilies pic.twitter.com/wWTRd8XnKF — shauna (@goldengateblond) April 29, 2018 Yeah, such delicate sensibilities.

Russian Floating Nuclear Power Station To Be Fueled-Tested In Arctic-Murmansk Near Norway-Finland; Final Destination On Alaska Side Of Russian Arctic

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 21 hours ago
Originally posted on Mining Awareness + : The concept has its roots in a US Army project from half a century ago. It…

Consider the aftermath

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago
Dear Prime Minister, It is with great regret that I am resigning as home secretary. I feel it is necessary to do so because I inadvertently misled the Home Affairs Select Committee over targets for removal of illegal immigrants during their questions on Windrush. Since appearing before the select committee, I have reviewed the advice I was given on this issue and become aware of information provided to my office which makes mention of targets. I should have been aware of this, and I take full responsibility for the fact that I was not. The Windrush scandal has rightly shone a ligh... more »

"Why Did People Call It Hell?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
"Why did people call it Hell?" I wondered. No place was Hell, no place could be Hell. It's the people calling it Hell, that's the only thing that made it so. People just sticking names on places, so that no one could see those places properly anymore. No, Hell wasn't anything to do with place, Hell was all to do with people. Maybe Hell was people." - John Marsden

Qanon - Arrests Loom

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
I finally understood the underlying cause of the slow walk with the whole investigation along with the lack of arrests. It was necessary to neutralize the top leadership of the FBI and the DOJ and to establish loyalists. That now looks to be a done deal. In the meantime they also want to allow the Korean story some open space as well. That is turning out to be a stunning Trump success all the way around. With almost 25,000 sealed indictments, it is clear that a vast amount of human effort is happening under the radar. We may get that in one fell swoop or not. I do think t... more »

Posthumous conception

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Here is completely new ethical problem resulting from new science. Again i do think it is the decision of the principals and that is that and leave it at that. In this way all the common law rights of the child apply as if the parent in question had been alive at birth. In fact meddling is way too much trouble. Otherwise it is a clear blessing for men facing the high risk of conflict death and should be encouraged.. *New laws would allow children to be artificially created from the genes of dead humans… “posthumous conception” creates living from the dead* *Wednesday, April... more »

Post Script . . . Please exercise every day!

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
[image: Post Script . . . Please exercise every day!] This is interesting and a reminder just how much variation is built into the European genome which now also includes pre white eurpeans extant as native indians in north America and the earlier Neandethal lineageas well. Mix and match and some varient pops out. I wonder just how many varients with soacial medical needs exist. The explanation below is completely plausible and completely alien to any other doctor. I grew up with a herd dog, and yes we walked at least twenty minutes if not an hour every day. Who knows what all t... more »

Criminal Referral Issued For Comey, Clinton, Lynch And McCabe; Rosenstein Recusal Demanded

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 22 hours ago
Any objective review of the evidence already disclosed leads you to this position. It ismore interesting that the DOJ hadnot acted nor the FBI and we recently understood that thiswas because it isnecessary first to remove the political element first. That has been happenong but it also appears that Trump is also laying out all the evidence of wrong doing for the political world to see and to make his case with the public long before it goes to court. If someone needs to shut up because it is before the courts, let it be his enemies. I am used to a judicial system that tosses ... more »

A Good Monday Morning

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 22 hours ago

"America ‘Cannot Be Call’d Our Mother, But Our Grave"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 22 hours ago
*"America ‘Cannot Be Call’d Our Mother, * *But Our Grave’** Unless We Stand For Justice Under Law"* by Carl Herman "In Shakespeare’s "The Tragedy of Macbeth," the murdered king’s son, Malcolm, questions Macduff to determine if he is allied with the tyrannical Macbeth (Act 4, Scene 3), or will stand with him for justice under law. That is the same question for Americans today: tyranny or justice. Americans have a tremendous advantage in this comparison: all we have to do is enforce existing law to arrest our oligarchic criminals, with the universally-supported Oaths to support and de... more »

VIDEO: Russian military takes possession of NATO weapons and assorted ammunition after surrender of rebels in Syria

Andrew Illingworth at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:30 A.M.) – Video footage (below) has been released showing Russian military police units taking position of weapons and ammunition handed over by recently surrendered Syrian rebel fighters. Specifically, the loot comes from the stockpiles of militant groups that until their complete surrender to government forces in mid-April were operating out of Syria’s […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Syrian Army, Palestinian forces enter ISIS stronghold in southern Damascus

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army, alongside their Palestinian allies, resumed their field operations in the southern part of Damascus, today, targeting several areas under the control of the so-called Islamic State (ISIS). Led by their Republican Guard and 9th Division shock troops, the Syrian Arab Army managed to score an important […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Video footage shows US-backed rebels in Syrian Desert

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 23 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:20 P.M.0 – Militants armed and trained by the United States have been heavily deployed to the Syrian Desert for a potential showdown against the Syrian Army and allies. Revolutionary Commando Army; a US-backed rebel group, published a video showing its militants stationed near Tanf crossing border in east Homs countryside where the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian diplomat slams UK media’s sudden blackout on Skripal case

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 23 hours ago
Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova has also noted how the UK media has suddenly fallen silent over the Skripals. As if "...there had come an order"

EPIC FAIL: Why Most US Weapons Systems Are Worse than Russia’s

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 23 hours ago
Way too much money is involved in developing U.S. weapons that are too complex and often can't compete with Russian rivals

Russia’s S-400 Air-Defense System Proves to Be Red Rag for the US Bull

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 23 hours ago
A performance comparison between the U.S. Patriot PAC-3 and Russia's S-400 reveals just how far America's military technology is falling behind

Syrian army says ‘enemy’ rockets hit military bases

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 23 hours ago
A missile strike on a military storage depot near Hama city brings direct confrontation between Israel and Iran closer in Syria.

Pompeo: US stands ‘with Israel’ in fight against Iran

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 23 hours ago
This is exactly what Netanyahu wants to hear.

Bitches and Ho’s and Glow Mop Floes with Smiley Face, Polar Bears

Smoking Mirrors at The Truthseeker - 23 hours ago
Hold fast my friends, to the ineffable and the ineffable will hold fast to you with something stronger and more lasting than Gorilla Grip.

The “Ugly Secret” of World War Two (Encore)

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 23 hours ago
At the outset of WW2, why would Churchill dedicate 100 men to the murder of a British colonial official?

"The Real Reason the US Goes to War”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
*"The Real Reason the US Goes to War”* by Bill Bonner "We left off yesterday trying to connect the dots. Abandon traditional forms, rules, and customs, we noticed…and you are most likely on your way to disaster. Most ‘innovative’ architecture, for example, is usually ugly and often dysfunctional. There are hidden lessons embedded in tradition. We don’t really know why chimney tops have corbelling…or why many languages have a subjunctive mood…or why people smile and say good morning, even to total strangers. But they do. *Made to be broken: *Rules are made to be broken, of course. ... more »

'Zionist Warmongers Slaughter Scores of Iranians in Unprovoked Attack'

Anon at Aangirfan - 23 hours ago
Syria Army: 'Enemy' Missiles Strike Two Bases; Iranians Among Dozens Reportedly Killed

Armenian Anarchy Is Only Good For America

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 23 hours ago
The events in Armenia are the destabilization of this state that corresponds chiefly to the interests that the US and its allies have in provoking problems right in the center of the Russian-Turkish-Iranian Multipolar Tripartite at this sensitive geopolitical time. The post Armenian Anarchy Is Only Good For America appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

A Look At Some Of The U.S. Air Force’s Most Secretive Drone Squadrons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*The Warzone/The Drive:* *Shedding Some Light On The Air Force's Most Shadowy Drone Squadron* We've been able to uncover a lot of details about the secretive reconnaissance squadron and an obscure detachment that preceded its establishment. One of the U.S. Air Force’s most secretive drone squadron appears to have been hiding, at least in part, in plain sight for at least five years. Following an in-depth investigation, including official statements and information we previously obtained via the Freedom of Information Act, we at The War Zone can now provide an exclusive and unprece... more »

Scientist Support Greatest RAP Legend Genius Kanye West For President Of The United States Of America

Sascha Vongehr at Science 2.0 blogs - 23 hours ago
“I know Obama was heaven-sent, but ever since Trump won, it proved that I could be president” –Ye vs. the People read more

Blue Origin – Expecting A Lot Of Launches

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 1 day ago
Blue Origin had another launch today. OK, they put a mannequin in a capsule they had launched before and did it on a reused rocket. A nice incremental step, but not really that big a deal, IMHO. Their engine build plans seem more interesting... Continue reading →

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*by Noah* Ain't no maybe about it! Yes, you may have read such things on Facebook. No doubt you heard them on FOX "News," too. Sean Hannity devoted hours and hours promoting the conspiracy that Seth Rich was murdered by the Clintons, presumably when they weren't running that child sex slave ring in that Maryland pizza joint; if you watch FOX "News" that is. If you believe this kind of stuff (As we know, there's tons more than just the four things in this meme's list), you'd probably readily believe your glassy-eyed weirdo neighbor who has a Trump lawn sign, a MAGA hat, and an Ann... more »

Taichung KMT Mayor Candidate Lu's new campaign launched

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
It's Taichung Plus+! _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums!

Deported Mexicans: From exploited and precarious workers to forced migrants of return

bilaterals.org - 1 day ago
30-Apr-2018 Guillermo Castillo Ramírez "Forced migrants, refugees and deportees are an irrefutable and undeniable example of the world as a chronically unequal and structurally inequitable scenario. In the era of globalization, human rights are not met or respected. The deportation (expulsion) of thousands who left their country of origin seeking to survive can not be justified; the deported migrants only worked in arduous conditions to get ahead in a foreign place. It is unfair to call them (...)

Is Kim Jong Un Afraid Of President Trump And His Advisers?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Kim Jong-un and Moon Jae-in walk together after a tree-planting ceremony at the truce village of Panmunjom on April 27, 2018. Photo: Korea Summit Press Pool *Lucio Blanco Pitlo III, National Interest:* *Washington's Hawks Frighten Kim Jong Un* The Beijing visit and Kim’s next stop at Seoul may undercut U.S. advantage ahead of the Trump-Kim submit. The emerging formation of a possibly more hawkish U.S. foreign policy may had played a big factor behind Kim Jong-un’s sudden secretive visit to Beijing ahead of his upcoming talks with President Trump. The Trump administration's recen... more »

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Armenia's ruling party says will not stop 'people's candidate' becoming PM https://t.co/B3q6g4bn5n pic.twitter.com/ihMOoRGMZT — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) April 29, 2018 Armenia opposition stages show of force ahead of PM vote https://t.co/TNsEOQtp9w pic.twitter.com/6WJcBZnGGL — AFP news agency (@AFP) April 29, 2018 The #AkulaClass doesn’t look like much sitting next to the #TyphoonClass :) #Submarines #RedOctoberhttps://t.co/whbL2hQKbI pic.twitter.com/fabTrq53Rz — Eric Moreno (@KingNeptune767) April 29, 2018 Russian #RuAF Sukhoi Su-34 with Kh-35U(Х-35У) anti-ship missile at #Hm... more »

Russian Su-57 FIFTH Generation Fighters prepare for grand showing in Moscow’s Victory Day Parade [VIDEO]

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 1 day ago
These two videos offer great opportunities to get up close and personal with the Sukhoi Su-57 - one of the finest fighter jets ever made. More The post Russian Su-57 FIFTH Generation Fighters prepare for grand showing in Moscow’s Victory Day Parade [VIDEO] appeared first on The Duran.

I love a parade… especially the Russian Victory Day parade [VIDEO]

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 1 day ago
The cool thing about the aircraft aspect of the parade is that many Moscow area citizens get to see the practice runs in advance. More The post I love a parade… especially the Russian Victory Day parade [VIDEO] appeared first on The Duran.

A microscopic fungus could mop up our Cold War-era nuclear waste.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 1 day ago
A microscopic fungus could mop up our Cold War-era nuclear waste | Popular Science https://www.popsci.com/microscopic-fungus-cold-war-nuclear-waste?con=TrueAnthem&dom=fb&lnk=TA&src=SOC&utm_campaign=&utm_content=5ae5d6f704d301460b409917&utm_medium=&utm_source= Advertisements

‘Deep State’ Elements Pushing for Syrian Conflict – Dennis Kucinich Tells Larry King

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
‘Deep State’ Elements Pushing for Syrian Conflict – Dennis Kucinich Tells Larry King by https://www.rt.com/ Former Democratic Congressman Dennis Kucinich told RT’s Politicking that there are ‘deep state’ elements influencing US foreign policy, citing examples from the Trump, Obama, and Bush administrations. – The current Ohio gubernatorial candidate claimed there are elements in the Pentagon, the […]

Iran is World’s Greatest Terror Sponsor — Sec of State (WAR MONGER & LIAR) Pompeo

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT Published on Apr 29, 2018 Newly-appointed US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo called Iran “the greatest sponsor of terrorism in the world,” during a press conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. end

‘Wounds the Size of a Fist’: Gaza Protesters’ Gunshot Injuries Unusually Severe, Medics Say

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Sounds like hollow tip rounds/bullets. See video below. “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 […]

South Korea's Spy Chief Is Playing A Key Role In The Current Round Of Peace Talks

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un shakes hands with Suh-hoon, South Korea's chief of the National Intelligence Service (NIS) at the truce village of Panmunjom inside the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, South Korea, April 27, 2018. Picture taken on April 27, 2018. Korea Summit Press Pool/Pool via Reuters *Reuters*:* South Korea's spy chief plays key role in historic meeting with North* Shedding tears behind South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un after the two leaders announced a historic agreement on Friday was a man who has worked for two deca... more »

Avengers: Infinity Wars.

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
Avengers: Infinity Wars: a great critique of Paul Ehrlich and the final solution proposed by Greens and Alarmists Movie Review: *Anthony Cox* The grim chap above is Thanos one of the nastier villains in the Marvel Universe and the anti-hero of the latest marvel movie blockbuster. Thanos has a plan to restore environmental balance to the universe: kill half of all the people who are alive and that will ease the pressure on nature and allow the rest of the people to live in bucolic bliss. The method of the killing will be random and of course Thanos is exempt from the culling. Th... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Syrian army soldiers in the Yarmouk refugee camp in southern Damascus. © Sputnik / Mikhail Voskresenskiy *WNU Editor: *The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *This Week in Pictures: April 21-27* (Sputnik)

Will China Be The Biggest Loser From a Successful Trump-Kim Summit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Kim Jong Un and Xi Jinping , Reuters *Harry J. Kazianis, American Conservative:* *The Biggest Loser From a Successful Trump-Kim Summit: China* *A denuclearized North Korea could arrest Beijing's rise. Here's why.* Sometimes in the realm of life-and-death national security issues it’s fun to stargaze a little, to think about those “what if?” scenarios. And North Korea seems to provide just such an opportunity. Imagine this: on June 20, 2018, President Donald J. Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un meet in Ulan Bator, the capitol of Mongolia, for what ends up as a historic su... more »

Trump Tries Smearing Tester

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Señor Trumpanzee has never been one for nuance, so when Putin's moron disguised as a president tweeted to his equality stupid supporters that Jon Tester should resign... well what more could anyone expect. He's un-nuanced and he's a more... but he has an instinct for savagery... and he senses what he perceives as blood in the water. He was bellowing on Saturday morning that the "great people of Montana will not stand for this kind of slander when talking of a great human being. Admiral Jackson is the kind of man that those in Montana would most respect and admire, and now, for no ... more »

Rio Police Call Off Search for Missing UK Rapper Kenny Vulcan

Nelson Belen at The Rio Times - 1 day ago
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Rio police officials have announced that they are calling off the search for British hip-hop artist Kenny Mukendi, aka Kenny Vulcan, who went missing in Rio on April 13th, after concluding that the 22-year-old rapper took his own life. “All that we constructed in the […]

The Week in Chinese Belligerence with bonus CNN moment

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 day ago
*What happens when the machines stop?* Russell Hsiao at TNI asks What Would Taiwan Do If China Invaded? Hsiao notes: As one analyst observed in 2003: … it is not clear how high a price Taiwan is willing to pay to oppose China. Taiwan’s people have generally resisted the sacrifices that go with a high degree of military readiness. Mandatory military service for young men is unpopular, and the government has already cut the length of service several times. Some high-ranking Taiwan military officers admit that the civilian population’s willingness to fight is not beyond question. Opi... more »

The Drowning Maldives...or NOT?

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 1 day ago
The Maldives Government, in 2009, held a cabinet meeting underwater: *Maldives government highlights the impact of climate change... by meeting underwater* The 30-minute cabinet meeting held six metres below sea-level was intended to show what the future could hold for the Maldives. So, would this government, threatened with being inundated by 6 metre sea-level rises, spend money on new hotels and new airports? Well, nine years after the underwater cabinet meeting, that is exactly what is happening. Emerald Maldives Resort Opening October 2019 Not 6 metres above sea level!!10 new ... more »

Syria: Explosions reported at Syrian military bases in Hama and Aleppo (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
Footage allegedly shows a large explosion at a Syrian military base in the province of Hama, following reports of missile attacks at multiple locations in the country on Sunday. Syrian state news agency reported massive explosions in the provinces of Hama and Aleppo at 10:30 local time (7:30 GMT). Some reports in the Israeli media […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Free Download: Olaf Stapledon, "Star Maker"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Star Maker" By Olaf Stapledon "Stapledon undertakes the immense task of describing the entire history of life in the universe. It dwarfs in scale even his 1930 book "Last and First Men," which is a history of the human species over two billion years. It tackles philosophical themes such as the essence of life, of birth, decay and death, and the relationship between creation and creator. The narrator starts with a concern at the clash of ideas on Earth and finds analogies to both communism and fascism among the aliens he visits. A pervading theme is that of progressive unity within... more »

“Warp Speed: How The Outer Edges of the Universe Travel Faster Than The Speed of Light”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Warp Speed: How The Outer Edges of the * *Universe Travel Faster Than The Speed of Light”* by Philip Perry "As children it’s driven into us in early science classes as a cardinal rule: nothing can travel faster than light. But at least one thing is thought to, or at least appears to be - the fundamental material of the universe itself. In a Universe of 2 trillion galaxies, astronomers believe there are galaxies moving away from ours at a rate faster than light speed. As a result, we’ll likely never get to see them. 13.78 billion years ago, the solidarity exploded in an event we ca... more »

Does President Trump Deserve A Noblel Peace Prize?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*NYMag:** The Campaign for Donald Trump’s Nobel Peace Prize Has Begun* On Friday, North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un and South Korean president Moon Jae-in came together for a historic meeting that resulted in a once-unimaginable pledge: The two nations will work to officially end the Korean War and denuclearize the peninsula. Who deserves credit for this momentous meeting and the push toward peace? Donald Trump, says South Korean foreign minister Kang Kyung-wha. “He’s been determined to come to grips with this from day one,” she recently told CNN. And he may soon have a Nobel Peac... more »

White House Mystery: Where Is Macron’s Gifted Oak Tree?

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
A mystery is brewing at the White House about what happened to the oak tree President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron planted there.

U.S. Says Border Crossing Is Full Before Caravan Tries to Seek Asylum

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
U.S. immigration lawyers are telling Central Americans in a caravan of asylum-seekers that traveled through Mexico to the border with San Diego that they face possible separation from their children and detention for many months.

Did Comedy Central Fire Michelle Wolf and Apologize to Sarah Sanders?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
The 'Daily Show' correspondent's appearance at an annual Washington press event left much of the nation abuzz.

Did Hulu Cancel Michelle Wolf’s Standup Special?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
The 'Daily Show' correspondent's appearance at an annual Washington press event left much of the nation abuzz.

Diverse Honors Champions at AACC Meeting

Jamal Watson at Diverse - 1 day ago
Diverse: Issues In Higher Education presented the Diverse Champions Award to Dr. Christine Johnson McPhail and posthumously to Dr. Suanne Roueche at the opening ceremony of the American Association of Community Colleges 98th annual meeting.

Study Tackles Issues of Latino College Access, Completion

cmaadmin at Diverse - 1 day ago
A study by UnidosUS in collaboration with the Center for Community Capital at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill highlights challenges of college access, affordability and long-term success for Latino students.

Architect of Black Liberation Theology Dies at 79

Jamal Watson at Diverse - 1 day ago
The Rev. Dr. James H. Cone, the prolific author and founder of Black Liberation Theology whose groundbreaking works inspired a generation of theologians and activists, has died at the age of 79.

Bill Cosby Isn’t a Victim

Khalilah L. Brown-Dean at Diverse - 1 day ago
What I did not expect was that we would come to the close of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month with protracted debates over whether Bill Cosby’s conviction rings hollow because other high-profile perpetrators remain free.

UK, France, Germany Agree on Support for JCPOA Iran Nuclear Deal

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
PressTV Published on Apr 29, 2018 European leaders have agreed on supporting the Iran nuclear deal amid the United States’ stepped up challenges to the landmark accord. British Prime Minister Theresa May’s office announced that consensus has been reached between her, French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel. In a statement, the office added […]

US to Withdraw from JCPOA If Deal Not Fixed

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
PressTV Published on Apr 29, 2018 U-S Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has repeated Washington’s anti-Iran accusations, blaming Tehran for destabilizing the Middle East. Pompeo made the remarks during a press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Addressing the 20-15 nuclear deal signed between Tehran and the P-five-plus-one group of countries, Pompeo described the accord […]

SOS: Major False Flag Ship Attack on U.S. Navy in Mediterranean Planned as Pretext for World War III?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
SOS: Major False Flag Ship Attack on U.S. Navy in Mediterranean Planned as Pretext for World War III by http://themillenniumreport.com/ NEOCON ZIONISTS TARGET SYRIA TMR Editor’s Note: Everything now points to a major false flag ship attack being staged by the Zio-Franco-Anglo-American Axis and NATO on the U.S. Navy in the eastern Mediterranean. – Nothing galvanizes the […]

Yemen War Great For US Jobs: Watch CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Proclaim Civilian Deaths Are Worth It

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Sheeple: naive, gullible, easily deceived, useful idiots complicit in their own destruction and the destruction of others. People with an amazing ability to accept any amount of BULLSHIT. Yemen War Great For US Jobs: Watch CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Proclaim Civilian Deaths Are Worth It by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ With the still largely ignored Saudi slaughter in […]

Pompeo Lands in Saudi Arabia, Immediately Calls for New Sanctions Against Iran

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Does Pompeo want war or peace? WAR! Pompeo appears to be preparing US allies for the coming abandonment of the nuclear dear and coming greater middle east war. Emphasis and remarks mine: – Pompeo Lands in Saudi Arabia, Immediately Calls for New Sanctions Against Iran by https://www.rt.com/ US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has commenced a three-day […]

French Envoy to Israel Warns of Possible War with Iran If Trump Kills Nuclear Deal

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Zionist ‘666’ Israel, the Satanic counterfeit,: “Yes, that sounds right. It is our intention for war with Iran!”

Massive Fireballs Light Up Syrian Sky After Israeli Strike; “Dozens” Of Iranian Soldiers Reportedly Killed

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Massive Fireballs Light Up Syrian Sky After Israeli Strike; “Dozens” Of Iranian Soldiers Reportedly Killed by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ Update: initial reports of mass injuries and perhaps casualties following the Iranian strike appear accurate, and as reporters on the ground located at the Hama National Hospital show, “civilians are donating blood for the Soldiers & Civilians who […]

Could This Ultralight Special Ops Armored Vehicle Meet The Needs For The U.S. Military?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Warzone/The Drive: **This Could Be The Armored 'Tactical Golf Cart' The U.S. Military Desperately Needs* Though billed as a border patrol and law enforcement vehicle, it could just as useful in for regular military and special operations missions. Israeli firm Plasan has unveiled a new battle buggy that it says has armor that can brush off high-powered rifle bullets without any significant loss of speed or mobility. The company is pitching the design, called the Yagu, primarily for border patrol and other law enforcement duties in remote areas, but it could also offer a better pr... more »

Palestine: What drives the resistance to occupation?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
Abby Martin Max and Blumenthal Jewish-American on Israel's Fascism No Hope For Change From Within from Larry Alger on Vimeo. Abby Martin interviews journalist and author Max Blumenthal on the current situation in Palestine and the Israeli occupation. This episode covers what is behind today's rebellion, the rising dominance of far-right, ultra-racist ideology in Israel, eye-witness accounts of the aftermath of the Gaza war, and the Israeli government's fear of Palestinian resistance. Max Blumenthal is an award-winning journalist and New York Times Best Selling author. He has writ... more »

Why the Army's M17 Pistol Could Be a Total Game Changer

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * We have the inside scoop. *The fast-tracked acquisition effort, which merged work from the Army Research Lab and the Army’s Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center, drew heavily from modeling and simulation to expedite development of the new weapon.* Service weapons developers and soldiers say the new M17 and M18 pistol, designed as a next-generation handgun to follow the Army’s current M9 Beretta, is expected to substantially change combat tactics, techniques and strategies for dismounted soldiers on-the-move. “You can close with the e... more 
Amitai Etzioni at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Amitai Etzioni* *Politics, North America* [image: A picture illustration shows a Facebook logo reflected in a person's eye, in Zenica] Treating all personal information as private property is far from a clear and simple solution. Treating personal information like private property is a popular solution to the threats to privacy in the cyber age. It has only one problem; it is unworkable, at least if you care about public health, science, commerce, safety and security (among other public goods). The essence of the idea is that if someone wants to use a piece of personal informat...more »

Why Pakistan's Pashtuns Are Pushing Back

Michael Kugelman at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Michael Kugelman* *Security, Middle East* [image: Pashtun soldier Akbar Jaan sits in front of a flag from the era of [ex-king Zahir Shah] while keeping guard in the southern Afghan city of Kandahar] Rarely if ever in Pakistan has a movement of the marginalized criticized the military so publicly, emphatically and relentlessly. Something big is brewing in Pakistan—a development that is wholly unprecedented, yet so contentious that many major media outlets in the country aren’t covering it. Pashtuns—an ethnic minority in Pakistan comprising about 15 percent of its two hundred mil... more »

The Great Game in Asia: How China Sees Taiwan

Quinn Marschik at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Quinn Marschik* *Politics, Asia* [image: Pro-China supporters wave the Chinese flag before the opening of the 29th Summer Universiade, in Taipei, Taiwan] For the Chinese Communist Party, Taiwan represents the final obstacle to truly concluding the Chinese Civil War. In the wake of China’s live-fire drills in the Taiwan Strait, along with the largest naval drills in history of the People’s Liberation Army Navy, the Republic of China’s (Taiwan) status and meaning to the U.S.-China relationship is more prominent than ever. Even as the United States implements the Taiwan Travel Act... more »

The Pentagon Needs to Take Advantage of Budget Stability

Frederico Bartels at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Frederico Bartels* *Security, North America* [image: U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis (L) and Army Gen. Joseph Votel, commander of U.S. Central Command, brief the media at the Pentagon in Washington] The time to change how the Pentagon operates is now. “You fix your roof while it is sunny out. Right now it appears to be sunny for the next couple of years.” That is how Mark Esper, the Secretary of the Army, described the current state of the Army and of our national defense in a recent lecture at the Heritage Foundation. Why the sunny forecast? Well, the current leaders—both ... more »

Washington's Hawks Frighten Kim Jong Un

Lucio Blanco Pitlo III at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Lucio Blanco Pitlo III* *Politics, Asia* [image: South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un walk together at the truce village of Panmunjom] The Beijing visit and Kim’s next stop at Seoul may undercut U.S. advantage ahead of the Trump-Kim submit. The emerging formation of a possibly more hawkish U.S. foreign policy may had played a big factor behind Kim Jong-un’s sudden secretive visit to Beijing ahead of his upcoming talks with President Trump. The Trump administration's recent cabinet designations (i.e. Bolton, Pompeo) and strongly worded official ... more »ot know the reasons for the change but suspect it might have to... more »

Military Industrial Complex Stocks Sent Crashing as North and South Korea Achieve Peace

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By Rachel Blevins North and South Korea reached a historic peace deal this week, and as the leaders from the two nations met in person... more »

CDC Says Over 50% of Ohio Adults Live in Wireless-Only Households So Lawmakers Pass HB 478 to Allow Risky Small Cell Tower Installation Everywhere.

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 day ago
By B.N. Frank On April 11, 2018, The Ohio Senate Committee of Public Utilities passed House Bill 478. This new bill still allows small cell... more »

Palestine’s Great March of Return : Why Have Not I seen this image in mainstream media ?“+18”

noreply@blogger.com (Zeinobia) at Egyptian Chronicles - 1 day ago
*I am sorry for the extremely graphic photos in that post.* Since 30 March 2018, Palestinians launched a-six-weekend protests at the Palestinian-Israeli borders in Gaza. This series of protests which is named “Great March of Return” was organized by an independent group of activists originally to represent the plea of Palestinian refugees who were forced to leave their homes in 1948 and live in Gaza or in another words to commemorate the anniversary of the Palestinians’ forced displacement in 1948 on the hands of the Zionist terrorist gangs. [image: The Palestinian protesters at the ... more »

Japan Wants A Better Fighter Than The F-35

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Abraham Ait, The Diplomat: **Why the F-35 Isn’t Good Enough for Japan* Tokyo looks to American and indigenous alternatives as a result of the joint strike fighter’s shortcomings. During the Cold War, Japan’s Air Force deployed some of the most advanced aerial warfare capabilities in the world. The country’s large economy and strategic importance to the U.S.-led alliance network led it to be provided with the most elite American made fighters available. While lower tier U.S. allies such as South Vietnam and the Philippines were provided with lighter second generation F-5 fighters,... more »

World powers want to stick with the Iran Nuclear Deal. The US doesn’t. Here is why.

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 1 day ago
Today, we turn our attention to Iran and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, commonly known as the “Iran deal” or the “Iran Nuclear Deal.” This agreement is heralded in the geopolitical sphere as a treaty and agreement that Iran will not develop nuclear weapons. It was reached in an agreement between Iran, Germany, and […] More The post World powers want to stick with the Iran Nuclear Deal. The US doesn’t. Here is why. appeared first on The Duran.

UPDATE ON BREAKING NEWS: Reports that Israel conducted missile attack on Syria

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 1 day ago
*UPDATE: Twitter news sent by Ed(itor) Boy down the lane* *https://twitter.com/wikileaks/status/990732987972182016* * Southfront report April 29, 2018 "*Breaking: Israel hits three positions of the Syrian Army in Hama and Aleppo (Video) Syrian pro-government sources said that the military positions that were targeted are the 47th Brigade ammo depot east of Hama city, the Fire Fighters Center in the western Hama countryside and a military position around Aleppo airport. *All three positions are known to be bases of the Iranian Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) and diffe... more »

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