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Thomas Paine

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Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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11:02 pm MDT

Environmental Blackmail

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 12 hours ago
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in Vancouver on Monday, April 30, 2018. Anyone who has followed geopolitics over the last couple of decades will tell you that overall it has been a sad story of the rule of law--local, national and international-*-being replaced by the "law of the fittest' i.e., the "Law of the Jungle". *The systems of law devised over millennia...have gradually been replaced by brute force...mostly exemplified in that age old tactic-*-Blackmail. *Observers can reduce just about any conflict, anywhere in the world...from over-your-back-fence to Netanyahu's po... more »

The Syrian Cisis Escalates

Paul Craig Roberts at - 12 hours ago
[image: undefined] As I wrote two weeks ago, the Syrian crisis is only in its beginning stages. The assault on Syrian military positions Sunday night, apparently a US/Israeli operation, is evidence that the crisis continues to develop. There are four mutually reinforcing causes of the crisis: (1) Israel’s ability to use the US government to eliminate foes in the Middle East that are obstacles to Israel’s expansion. Israel has Syria and Iran targeted, because the two governments supply the Lebanese militia Hezbollah, which has twice driven Israel out of Israel’s attempted occupatio...more »

The UK Government’s Skripal Conspiracy Theory

Rob Slane at - 12 hours ago
[image: undefined] (or "The Art of Holding a Mass of Contradictory Thoughts in Your Head") The Official Narrative on the poisoning of Sergei and Yulia Skripal is a collection of illogical claims and assertions that cannot be made to fit together, that make no rational sense, and which would require us to hold a mass of contradictory thoughts in our head if we were to accept it. It is in short a conspiracy theory, and a particularly bad one at that. As I have pointed out before, I am not attempting to counter this conspiracy theory with one of my own. I make no claims to know what h... more »

Persisting Arctic Ice April 30

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 12 hours ago
In April, Arctic ice extent showed typical losses, with two exceptions. Bering Sea has melted out ahead of schedule, while Barents Sea Ice is remarkably high this Spring. The image above shows Barents ice extents on day 120 from 2012 to 2018 (yesterday). Note how both shelf ice and central ice are greater this […]

BC Carbon Tax – Gasoline Sales

Hifast at Climate Collections - 12 hours ago
Originally posted on sunshine hours: The province of BC is touted as carbon tax success story. If you google “carbon tax success” BC always shows up. Just ask the NY Times: And of course that would mean less gasoline used .. right? Gross sales of gasoline (1,000 liters) 2012 4,682,115 2013 4,504,633 2014 4,687,564 2015…

Global Temperature Update for April, 2018

Hifast at Climate Collections - 12 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: by Roy W. Spencer, Ph. D. The Version 6.0 global average lower tropospheric temperature (LT) anomaly for April, 2018 was +0.21 deg. C, down a little from the March value of +0.24 deg. C: Global area-averaged lower tropospheric temperature anomalies (departures from 30-year calendar monthly means, 1981-2010). The…

Guardian Panic Because Greenland Is Nearly As Warm As 80 Years Ago!

Hifast at Climate Collections - 12 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? A year ago, the Guardian was panicking about spring arriving early in Greenland: ? Spring is arriving ever earlier in the northern hemisphere. One sedge species in Greenland is springing to growth 26 days earlier than it did a decade ago.…

Remember how climate change was going to wipe out all the mountain Pikas? Never mind.

Hifast at Climate Collections - 12 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: American pikas tolerate climate change better than expected The American pika (Ochotona princeps), a relative of rabbits, occupies rocky environments in the mountains of western Northern America. It has been widely thought that pikas could not survive extremes of temperature and thus were at risk of running out…

Activist Holds Up Sign Saying Police Hate Free Speech, So they Arrest Him to Prove Him Right

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: free speech] A free speech activist went to his local police department to point out that they dislike free speech and the immediately proved his point by arresting him for it. The post Activist Holds Up Sign Saying Police Hate Free Speech, So they Arrest Him to Prove Him Right appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

5 Stories You Missed While The Media Was Obsessing Over Michelle Wolf’s Speech

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: media] While the mainstream media obsessed over comments made by comedian Michelle Wolf, North and South Korea sent stocks crashing and a city moved forward with clearing cannabis convictions. The post 5 Stories You Missed While The Media Was Obsessing Over Michelle Wolf’s Speech appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Police Cadets Quit, Expose Dept. for Training Cops to View Public as ‘Cockroaches’ They’re at War With

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: training] Nearly a dozen police recruits quit their training program and are now calling out the department for trying to teach them aggressive tactics that do not serve or protect the public. The post Police Cadets Quit, Expose Dept. for Training Cops to View Public as ‘Cockroaches’ They’re at War With appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

SHOCKING VIDEO: Junkies and heroin addicts take over San Francisco metro station

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 12 hours ago
Is this what liberal left utopia in San Francisco looks like? More The post SHOCKING VIDEO: Junkies and heroin addicts take over San Francisco metro station appeared first on The Duran.

How One Cheap Submarine from Sweden 'Sank' the U.S. Navy in 'Battle'

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Europe* America’s adversaries have taken note. *How was the Gotland able to evade the Reagan’s elaborate antisubmarine defenses involving multiple ships and aircraft employing a multitude of sensors? And even more importantly, how was a relatively cheap submarine costing around $100 million—roughly the cost of a single F-35 stealth fighter today—able to accomplish that?* In 2005, USS *Ronald Reagan*, a newly constructed $6.2 billion dollar aircraft carrier, sank after being hit by multiple torpedoes. Fortunately, this did not occur in actual combat,... more »

Israel’s Nuclear Weapons Program: Everything You Need to Know

Daniel R. DePetris at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Daniel R. DePetris* *Security, Middle East* Israel may have some powerful technology. *The Middle East has a lot of complications and a long set of crises that are depriving millions of people from experiencing the type of life that many in the west take for granted. But Israel’s nuclear stockpile is not a part of that list.* The Iranian nuclear nonproliferation agreement has been the top foreign policy issue throughout Washington for the past two months. Approving or disapproving the deal was the first order of business for the U.S. Congress until the very last day of congre...more »

The Secret Reason Israel’s Military Is 1 Of the Best on the Planet

Charlie Gao at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Charlie Gao* *Security, Middle East* American military technology is key. *In addition to scoring a kill on a Syrian MiG-21, they provided valuable ground support, suppressing infantry in urban and mountainous areas with their rapid-fire twenty-millimeter cannons. While they were phased out of American service in the 1990s and replaced with the better-armored but slower-firing M6 Bradley Linebacker, Israel opted to upgrade its VADS to the new “Machbet” standard instead, fitting an optoelectronic tracking system, better radar, a quad-Stinger pod and an ADA network datalink to the... more »

5 Most Deadly Guns from Israel on the Planet

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Middle East* The small arms that help the IDF dominate. *The Tavor is a bullpup pattern rifle, with the magazine inserted into the stock behind the trigger group, which reduces the overall length of the rifle at the cost of a fixed length of pull. The bullpup configuration allows the Tavor to use a eighteen-inch rifle barrel—longer than the barrel of the U.S. Marines’ M27 Infantry Automatic Rifle—on a twenty-eight-inch long rifle.* Much of Israel’s history has, for better or worse, been written with guns. From the 1948 War of Independence to today, Isr... more »

Europeans cast doubt on Israel’s claims about Iran nuclear breaches

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 12 hours ago
The US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, has hailed the Israeli claims as significant, European leaders appear more sceptical

What ever happened to the Maypole and May Day baskets?...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*to be replaced by the commie/libtard International Workers Day.* Do these people who are marching about today (don't they have jobs - you know, like *work*?) know that they're celebrating communism and socialism? *May Day Before the Commies Hijacked the Day* Back in the 19th and 20th centuries, people rang in the first of May with a particularly charming and elegant tradition. They would take all the flowers that they had gathered at the end of April's showers, arrange them in pretty paper along with some gifts and candies, and then hang them on the doors of friends and neighbors a... more »

Israel, Iran moving closer to open warfare: US officials

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:50 P.M.) – Senior U.S. officials said that Israel seems to be preparing for war against Iran as airstrikes against Iranian troops in Syria intensified. “On the list of the potentials for most likely live hostility around the world, the battle between Israel and Iran in Syria is at the top of the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Israeli F-15 jets bombed Syrian military bases in Aleppo, Hama: report

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
Arms depots in the vicinity of the Syrian cities of Hama and Aleppo were attacked in the early hours of Monday with “hostile rockets,” a military source told Sputnik. The Israeli military has declined to comment on the strikes. Three US officials told NBC News on condition of anonymity that Israeli F-15 jets attacked the military facilities […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Aid convoy reaches Deir Ezzor [+ Photos]

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:20 P.M.) – A convoy of humanitarian aid has made it to the eastern city of Deir Ezzor as clashes between the Syrian Army and US-backed militia stopped. Up to 12 trucks carrying various basic materials reached the villages of Marrat, Mazloum, Hatla, Khisham and Tabiyah. The aid was originally provided by the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Residents of freed Syrian town queue up to volunteer for army service

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
Volunteers in the Damascus suburban region of Eastern Qalamoun are looking forward to freeing the rest of their country from armed militias. The Syrian Army has opened recruiting centers in recently-freed towns and cities in Eastern Qalamoun in Rif Dimashq governorate, with queues of volunteers forming at mobile recruiting stations in the town of al-Rugaib, a Rossiaya Segodnya correspondent on the scene reports. Al-Rugaib representative […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian airstrikes hammer ISIS in southern Damascus as Syrian, Palestinian troops advance

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:40 P.M.) – The Russian Aerospace Forces have been working overtime, today, launching many airstrikes over the southern corridor of Damascus. According to a military source in Damascus, the Russian Aerospace Forces have launched nonstop airstrikes over Hajar Al-Aswad and the Yarmouk Camp this afternoon, paving the way for the Syrian Arab Army […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Rival jihadi groups in northern Syria exchange prisoners

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:45 P.M.) – Hundreds of prisoners have been released by warring jihadi groups in northern Syria as per a deal to end months-long of bloodshed. The al-Qaeda-linked Hay’at Tahrirr al-Sham released up to 186 rebel fighters from Jabhat Tahrir Souriya alliance who were captured earlier during clashes between the two rival groups, including […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkey: Istanbul’s May Day rally marred by clashes and arrests

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – International Workers’ Day (May Day) rallies in Istanbul saw demonstrators clashing and being detained by police in the district of Besiktas on Tuesday. Riot police were ordered to prevent protesters from entering Taksim Square, which local authorities had announced would be closed to any demonstrations on May 1. Roads leading […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Iran’s Supreme Leader warns US, allies ‘if you hit, you will be hit back’ after Syria attack

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
Supreme leader of Iran Ayatollah Khamenei threatened the United States and its allies during a Monday speech to workers leading up to International Workers’ Day. The remarks came in response to a Sunday attack on a base in Syria that killed a number of Iranians. Khamenei told a crowd of “thousands of laborers and entrepreneurs” […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US, French military convoy enters Manbij in northeast Aleppo (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 P.M.) – A joint US-French military convoy entered the town of Manbij in northeast Aleppo this week, despite reports of a potential Turkish-led operation to expel the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). According to a statement from the Manbij Military Council Spokesperson, Sharfan Darwish, the US and French troops in northern Syria […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Bad day for ISIS in southern Damascus as Syrian, Palestinian forces score major advance in Hajar Al-Aswad

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:50 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) forces in southern Damascus are in serious trouble as they find themselves losing large chunks of territory to the Syrian and Palestinian troops in the Yarmouk Camp and Hajar Al-Aswad. Led by their 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard, the Syrian Army and their Palestinian allies […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Syrian, Palestinian forces begin Yarmouk Camp offensive

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – Minutes ago, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA), alongside a large number of Palestinian fighters, launched their long-awaited Yarmouk Camp offensive. Backed by heavy airstrikes from their Russian allies, the Syrian and Palestinian forces began the attack by storming the eastern axis of the Yarmouk Camp District this afternoon. According to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: US Coalition kills 20+ civilians in northeast Syria attack – monitor

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – The U.S. Coalition carried out a deadly bombing in the province of Al-Hasakah, today, killing and wounding scores of civilians caught in the middle of their attack. According to the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR), the U.S. Coalition bombed the small town of Tal Jaber near the Iraqi […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Over 40 hostages reportedly released by militants from Alawite town in Idlib

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
At least 42 hostages were released in the settlement of Estabraq in the province of Idlib, local media reported on Tuesday. According to the SANA news agency, the hostages were released as part of the agreements reached between Damascus and militants, under which the latter must allow the evacuation of some 1,500 people from the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Bacteria Have ‘Biological Wheels’ That We Can Finally See In 3D.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 13 hours ago
Bacteria Have ‘Biological Wheels’ That We Can Finally See In 3D | Popular Science https://www.popsci.com/3d-view-biological-wheels-that-let-bacteria-move?con=TrueAnthem&dom=fb&lnk=TA&src=SOC&utm_campaign=&utm_content=5ae85ddd00bd470007f64e97&utm_medium=&utm_source= Advertisements

Why can’t I touch my toes?

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 13 hours ago
Why can’t I touch my toes? | Popular Science https://www.popsci.com/why-cant-i-touch-my-toes?con=TrueAnthem&dom=fb&lnk=TA&src=SOC&utm_campaign=&utm_content=5ae7ed7c3ed3f00007bfecd6&utm_medium=&utm_source=

A pet’s death can hurt more than losing a fellow human.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 13 hours ago
A pet’s death can hurt more than losing a fellow human | Popular Science https://www.popsci.com/pet-death-grief?src=SOC&dom=fb

Women retain and carry living DNA from every man with whom they’ve made love with.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 13 hours ago
Women retain and carry living DNA from every man with whom they’ve made love with – Mind Foster https://mindfoster.co/1129/women-retain-and-carry-living-dna-from-every-man-with-whom-theyve-made-love-with/

Many Insomniacs Remain Conscious During Sleep, Which Makes Them Think They’ve Not Slept a Wink

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 13 hours ago
Story at-a-glance Up to 70 million Americans have a sleep disorder, the most common of which is insomnia; 10 percent of American adults struggle with chronic insomnia and 30 percent report occasional or short-term insomnia Research finds you can remain … Continue reading →

Coconut Oil Fights Deadly Yeast Infections, Candida, Research Suggests

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 13 hours ago
Coconut Oil Fights Deadly Yeast Infections, Research Suggests A common food oil has been found to have potent antifungal properties that could literally save lives. The coconut palm is perhaps the world’s most widely distributed and versatile food-medicine, and has … Continue reading →

Revolutionary ‘Artificial Pancreas’ Is Proving to Be Incredible For Type 1 Diabetics

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 13 hours ago
A new study on the efficiency of the so-called ‘artificial pancreas’ suggests it’s a huge leap in the right direction for people with diabetes who are in constant need of monitoring their blood glucose. The technology works through a sort … Continue reading →

Hope... In Indiana? Yep-- A Week From Today (But Not In The Senate Race)

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
Indiana has a really important primary for progressives a week from today-- the 9th congressional district has a face-off between stalwart and brilliant progressive Dan Canon and some DC insider who's pretending to be part of the local community. Electing Dan can be a game-changing event because there are so few members of Congress like him. Most Democrats are just worthless garden variety seat-occupiers, some better than others, like Liz Watson, the one from DC opposing him. Please consider contributing to Dan's field operation here. Meanwhile a much bigger deal is being made abo... more »

New site hits snag right out of the gate.

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 13 hours ago
Not sure what to tell you guys but the new IM site just crashed hard. According to my friend who helped develop it that has never happened to him before. I think until we can determine what is wrong I will just have to return here to Blogspot and start posting again. Try not to be too upset. P.S. Now I know how Barack felt during the launch of those Obamacare websites.

Investment to top Erdogan's agenda during South Korea visit

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
01-May-2018 At the top of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's agenda during his upcoming visit to South Korea on May 2-3 will be investments and cooperation in the defense industry, South Korean Ambassador to Turkey Choi Hong-ghi has said.

India must focus on manufacturing turnaround at RCEP talks in Singapore

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
01-May-2018 The Singapore meeting is significant, for several participants in RCEP are keen to wrap up the negotiations quickly, especially since the negotiations have gone well beyond the original deadline of end-2015.

Guardian Panic Because Greenland Is Nearly As Warm As 80 Years Ago!

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 13 hours ago
By Paul Homewood A year ago, the Guardian was panicking about spring arriving early in Greenland: Spring is arriving ever earlier in the northern hemisphere. One sedge species in Greenland is springing to growth 26 days earlier than it did a decade ago. And in the US, spring arrived 22 days early this […]

Did Israel Drop a Tactical Nuclear Bomb on Syria?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
Fake news sites claimed an air strike on a base in Syria involved a "tactical nuke." It did not.

Did a Dead Reporter Mail Her Lawyer an ‘Open If Something Happens to Me’ Recording of Bill Clinton?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
Bill Clinton did not 'admit to raping and murdering a woman in Arkansas in 1987.'

Did Oklahoma Pass a Bill Making It Legal to Deny LGBT Adoptions?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
Legislation in Oklahoma may make it difficult for gay and lesbian parents to adopt children.

Happy May Day

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 13 hours ago
Even though May Day was inspired by the fight for the eight-hour-day culminating in Chicago's Haymarket Massacre in 1886, the United States has never joined 80 other countries in declaring May 1st to be a legal holiday in honor of its workers. American politicians instead designated the first Monday of September as our own exceptional Labor Day, a day devoted to political stump speeches pandering to working class voters and family barbecues taking the place of marches in the streets. Honoring our historical labor struggles? Placing the worker above the boss in importance and value? ... more »

Another Day, Another Leftist Attempt to Censor Conservative Thought

James Murphy at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: another-day-another-leftist-attempt-to-censor-conservative-thought] The Left’s battle against intellectual diversity on college campuses continues as another conservative speaker is not allowed a proper platform at an American college.

China Is Monitoring How Its Workers And Soldiers Think

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
More than a dozen Chinese businesses and the country's military (stock image) have used a similar brain technology. The gadgets were developed by the state-funded brain monitoring project Neuro Cap, based out of Ningbo University, around 90 miles (150km) from Hangzhou *SCMP:* *‘Forget the Facebook leak’: China is mining data directly from workers’ brains on an industrial scale* Government-backed surveillance projects are deploying brain-reading technology to detect changes in emotional states in employees on the production line, the military and at the helm of high-speed trains On... more »

This Is How China Is Going To Control 1.4 Billion People

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Robert Foyle Hunwick, The New Republic*: *How Do You Control 1.4 Billion People?* China's social credit system, which becomes mandatory in 2020, aims to funnel all behavior into a credit score. A few months ago, you accidentally defaulted on a phone bill. The mistake affects your credit score: It’s hard to get a loan. You can no longer make jokes about Marco Rubio on Twitter; such remarks will algorithmically define you as a libertarian loon—another sort of person likely to default on social obligations. After a couple of close friends miss their student loan repayments, you can... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Military and Intelligence News Briefs and World News Briefs will be posted later today at 17:00 EST and 18:00 EST.

Tuesday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 13 hours ago
This and that for your Tuesday reading. - Scott Gilmore discusses how Canada is actually backsliding in some crucial development goals. And Colin Gordon writes about the inequality growing on multiple fronts around the globe. - Kathy Tomlinson uncovers a Vancouver real estate market rigged to benefit developers and speculators. And Ryan Cooper points out the importance of a meaningful social housing policy to ensure that development can benefit the people who actually need a home: Upzoning advocates argue that if we simply went on a wild private building spree, we'd eventually burn... more »

Another Successful Oil And Gas Field Auction In Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
April 26, 2018 the Oil Ministry held its latest auction for oil and gas fields. 11 were up for bid and were located along the Iranian and Kuwait border with one in the Persian Gulf. 26 companies were pre-qualified for bids, and 14 took part. 6 of the fields got winning bids. The United Arab Emirates’ Crescent Petroleum got Gilabat-Qumar and Khashim Ahmer-Injana gas fields in Diyala and Khider al-Mai that crosses from Basra into Muthanna. China’s United Energy Group won the Sindibad oil field in Basra, while another Chinese firm Geo-Jade Petroleum was successful with Naft Khana in ... more »

This Day In Iraqi History - May 1

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
1919 War Min Churchill wrote PM George that British army was overstretched with new additions like Mesopotamia (Musings On Iraq article on Churchill’s views on Mesopotamia/Iraq) 1938 Iraqi constitution Article 89a criminalized communism 1941 PM Gaylani went to Turkish Amb to Iraq saying British violating 1930 treaty and expected English air strikes any time 1941 PM Gaylani asked Turkish ambassador to contract British and try to stop conflict Message was passed to British ambassador to Iraq 1941 Iraqi police opened fire on British workers in Rutba,... more »

May Day Celebrations Around The World

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* Growing up in the former Soviet Union this was a big holiday for me. Today .... not so much. This is how the world is celebrating May Day today .... *May Day 2018 sees workers rally for rights around the world* (CBS/AP).

Xmarks got retired: what are your options?

Michiel de Wit at start.me - 14 hours ago
Back in the old days – we are talking 2006 here – when cloud bookmarking was not yet common, a tool called Foxmarks was invented. This tool, a browser extension really, synchronized the bookmarks between your various browsers and machines. Now, 12 years later, there is an abundance of online bookmarking solutions. Foxmarks, now called… Read More Read More The post Xmarks got retired: what are your options? appeared first on start.me.


Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 14 hours ago
I suspect intelligence agencies all over the world are at present tipping their hats, metaphorically speaking, to Israel's Mossad. If published accounts are to be believed (and it's never that simple), their most recent operation was a masterpiece, the kind of thing that'll be studied in training academies for decades to come. Israeli spies reportedly broke into an Iranian nuclear archive in southern Tehran last year and hauled out half a tonne of documents in operation completed in a single night. The raid is said to have provided the intelligence behind Benjamin Netanyahu’s pub... more »

Germany Prepares To Celebrate The 200th Birth Anniversary Of Karl Marx

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Photo*: Karl Marx (Wikipedia) *AFP:* *Marx at 200: Germany torn over revolutionary's legacy* Trier (Germany) (AFP) - As Germany prepares to mark Karl Marx's 200th birth anniversary, the revolutionary philosopher's legacy remains divisive more than a quarter century after the fall of the Berlin Wall. With scars from the Cold War still fresh, people from capitalist former West Germany and the once communist East are of two minds about the 19th-century philosopher. Some hail Marx as a visionary scholar who foretold the ills of the market economy, while others revile him for inspirin... more »

Netanyahu’s ‘smoke-and-mirrors’ performance on the Iranian nuclear deal

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 14 hours ago
Netanyahu tells world leaders things about the Iranian nuclear weapons programme which they have always known More The post Netanyahu’s ‘smoke-and-mirrors’ performance on the Iranian nuclear deal appeared first on The Duran.

WhatsApp co-founder and CEO leaving company amid arguments with Facebook boss

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 14 hours ago
WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum is leaving Facebook over data privacy concerns. More The post WhatsApp co-founder and CEO leaving company amid arguments with Facebook boss appeared first on The Duran.

New York Times obtains leaked Mueller questions directed at Trump and his “ties” to Russia

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 14 hours ago
Robert Mueller's questions for POTUS Trump leaked. More The post New York Times obtains leaked Mueller questions directed at Trump and his “ties” to Russia appeared first on The Duran.

Dad in America Told His Son Had To Die Like Alfie—But He Resisted With Guns and His Son LIVED

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: son] Questions about self-defense have been raised after the British government kidnapped and starved a couple's son to death and a case in America shows things could've played out different had Brits been armed. The post Dad in America Told His Son Had To Die Like Alfie—But He Resisted With Guns and His Son LIVED appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

GAPS AND INDIFFERENCE: In fact, we have millions of people to waste!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 15 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MAY 1, 2018Part 2—D.C. Public Schools Confidential:* Long ago and far away, we had an award-winning punchline, one which brought pleasure to hundreds. It came as part of a comedy "bit" in which we'd lightly parody the kind of "straight-talking" candidate the mainstream press corps pretended to love back in the 1990s. We'd ask the audience to shout out some issue or point of concern. Ignoring whatever it was they shouted, we'd proceed to offer a string of pre-selected "simple, common-sense solutions to the nation's problems." We'd solve the problems *for which we had jo... more »

Bibi's Folly: Benjamin Netanyahu, Iran's Nuclear Program and Wagging the Dog

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 15 hours ago
On April 29, 2018, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, in Tel Aviv with much of the publicly released conversation regarding Iran and its alleged unceasing pursuit of nuclear weapons. Here is a quote from Mr. Netanyahu: "*Mr. Secretary, I think the greatest threat to the world and to our two countries and to all countries is the marriage of militant Islam with nuclear weapons, and specifically, the attempt of Iran to acquire nuclear weapons. We’ve had a very productive talk today on this subject as well. I appreciate the Presiden... more »

Thousands boycott new Nature journal about machine learning

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
More than two thousand researchers have signed a petition to boycott a new Nature journal over the fact it will be available only by subscription. The new journal — Nature Machine Intelligence, about machine learning — plans to charge readers for access, unlike most other journals in the field. The researchers who signed the petition … Continue reading Thousands boycott new Nature journal about machine learning

Fire Causes Collapse of 24-Story Building in São Paulo

Lise Alves at The Rio Times - 15 hours ago
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – A twenty-four story high-rise burned and collapsed during the early morning of May 1st, in the center of São Paulo city, leaving at least one dead and dozens of families homeless. According to authorities the building was occupied by squatters seeking shelter. “I was […]

Rio’s Museum of Art Hosts Exhibition on Samba History in Centro

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 15 hours ago
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Saturday, April 28th, Museu de Arte do Rio (Rio’s Museum of Art), in Centro, opened “O Rio do samba: resistência e reinvenção” (Samba’s Rio de Janeiro: resistance and reinvention), exhibition dedicated to the history of samba. Until March 2019, visitors can learn about the […]

Electric Universe - giant stone balls - Olmec heads etc...

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 15 hours ago
because I graze around the alternative fringe of Science all the time, I sometimes come across things I wouldn't normally have found if I was a simple researcher within my chosen field. Case in point: THE STONE BALLS OF COSTA RICA. But they're not. They're everywhere. All over the world. Some are small, there are lots of them. Some are the size of Olmec Heads, you know the ones, it's (probably) a found giant stone ball that's then been carved with African-esque features. And they're found in Peru. Yeah, weird. But what are they? If you've never heard of the Electric Universe, c... more »

McCabe’s “Stand Down” Orders in Clinton Investigations Expose Deep State

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 15 hours ago
[image: mccabe-s-stand-down-orders-in-clinton-investigations-expose-deep-state] The legal storms surrounding former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe — who is facing possible criminal charges related to lying under oath about leaks he made to the *Wall Street Journal* in 2016 — are intensifying. The ousted McCabe may wind up facing criminal charges for the possible obstruction of justice issues underlying those leaks. And as more comes to light, he may face other charges, as well.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Says Not Seeking A War Against Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a news conference at the Ministry of Defence in Tel Aviv, Israel, April 30, 2018. © Amir Cohen / Reuters *Reuters:* *Netanyahu says not seeking Iran war as U.S. faces deadline* Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Tuesday Israel was not seeking war with Iran, one day after unveiling what he said was evidence of a secret Iranian nuclear weapons program. Netanyahu made his case as U.S. President Donald Trump considers whether to withdraw the United States from a 2015 deal between Iran and six major powers aimed a... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Trump to pull feds out of K-12 education* President Trump signed an executive order Wednesday to start pulling the federal government out of K-12 education, following through on a campaign promise to return school control to state and local officials. The order, dubbed the “Education Federalism Executive Order,” will launch a 300-day review of Obama-era regulations and guidance for school districts and directs Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to modify or repeal measures she deems an overreach by the federal government. “For too long the government has imposed its will on state a... more »

Is $300 For A Barrel Of Oil Possible?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Bloomberg:* *Oil Hedge Fund Manager Says $300 Oil ‘Not Impossible’* * Andurand says on Twitter lack of investment risks price spike * Higher prices aren’t a threat to the economy, Andurand says Pierre Andurand, one of oil’s most prominent hedge fund managers, said the current reluctance of energy companies to invest in new production meant $300 a barrel was "not impossible" within a few years. Andurand, who’s often espoused bullish views, said in a series of tweets on Sunday that concern about the impact of electric vehicles on future demand was limiting investment in projects with... more »

The Truth Will Out

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
David Leonhardt writes that, for most of his career, Donald Trump has been able to lie with impunity: Throughout his business and political careers, Donald Trump has had an important advantage: He is willing to lie, frequently and shamelessly. Most other people in public life view reality as a limitation. Trump does not. If telling falsehoods is more convenient or helpful to him than telling the truth, he tells falsehoods. It’s worked out very well for him — making his business look more successful than it was, helping him land a primetime television show and, of course, allowing ... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
I want to believe that some combination of Robert Mueller, Stormy Daniels, and a Democratic House (and possibly Senate) will bring President Trump down, but I continue to be skeptical -- white America still likes him (his 42% approval rating from Gallup this past week was his best showing in that poll since last May) and he's persuaded his base that the words "truth" and "lies" mean, respectively, "stories we want to hear" and "stories we don't want to hear." If anything brings down Trump, it will be an economy that's not delivering for ordinary Americans -- and even that disappoint... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Environmentalists Are Protesting A Clean Power Project* Environmentalists in New England are voicing concern over a proposal that would provide an abundance of clean hydropower, hundreds of jobs and millions of dollars in revenue every year. Charlie Baker, the moderate Republican governor of Massachusetts, has worked relentlessly to reduce his state’s carbon footprint and is now looking to Canada for renewable energy sourced from a series of dams. The environmentally-friendly governor is in negotiations to obtain a large swath of electricity from Hydro-Québec, a province-owned ene... more »

The Korean Summit

Israel Shamir at The Truthseeker - 16 hours ago
Israel Shamir reflects on the summit between North and South Korea

Court Ruling: The CIA Can Selectively Divulge Classified Information To Selected Reporters

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*McClatchy News:* *CIA emails to journalists don't have to be released to public, judge rules* The CIA can selectively divulge classified information to selected reporters in emails yet withhold that information from other journalists or members of the public when they seek the same information under the Freedom of Information Act, a federal judge in New York has ruled. The decision appeared in the court record on Friday but became more widely disseminated Monday. The ruling comes amid vigorous national debate over leaks to the media and the use of anonymous sources in covering na... more »

Under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, Where Do Hacking Torts Happen?

gclary at Lawfare - 16 hours ago
Credit: Wikimedia/JefParker The Democratic National Committee’s lawsuit against the Russian Federation will run aground, as Ingrid Wuerth notes, unless the DNC can find a way around Russia’s immunity in American courts. In that respect, the suit raises a question on which precedent remains thin: whether allegations of state-sponsored hacking can fit through the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act exception for cases that involve “personal injury or death, or damage to or loss of property, occurring in the United States and caused by the tortious act or omission of the foreign state.”... more »

Russian Special Forces Use An Armed Robot To Take Out 11 Jihadists In The Region Of Dagestan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
An armed robot (pictured) was used by Russian counter-terrorism forces as they attacked a jihadists stronghold in Dagestan *Daily Mail: **Russia uses armed ROBOT during gun battle that left 11 jihadists dead during anti-terror operation ahead of the World Cup* * WARNING: EXPLICIT CONTENT * Counter-terrorism forces engaged the extremists in the region of Dagestan * Region, which borders Georgia, has been the scene of a Islamist insurgency * Derbent, where the video was filmed, is just 590 miles southeast of Volgograd, where England will play their opening World Cup qualifying group g... more »

Jordan I Want My Money Peterson Distorts Science For Alt-Right Market Niche While Pleasing Jews And Academic Overlords

Sascha Vongehr at Science 2.0 blogs - 16 hours ago
Jordan Peterson is like Milo Yiannopoulos and many similar Trump-age enabled e-celebrities, and from a scientist’s point of view, less, because Milo does not emphasize a scientific façade like Peterson does. The Alt-Right is a growing market niche where you can try “making it” by being edgy without too much sexual depravity. Being more perverted than the last guy is almost the only politically correct edgy still allowed in the mainstream, whether unfunny “comedians”, or pop music or … well even including hiring practices of universities, but its called “inclusiveness” then. read ... more »

NYT worships Karl Marx

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 16 hours ago
*Hard left Marx apologists should be treated like Nazi war criminals* On May 5th, it will have been 200 years from the birth of Karl Marx, a plagiarist, the architect of the greatest genocide in the modern history of the mankind, the world's first brain-dead Marxist, and the role model for all modern pseudointellectual parasites and aggressive social scientific crackpots. To some extent, every offensive hard left activist or pseudointellectual – a multiculturalist, a climate alarmist, and many others – is a clone of Karl Marx's. The New York Times, one of America's most famous daili... more »

Germany Cannot Protect Its Jewish Citizens

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Jaes Kirchik, The Atlantic*: *Is Germany Capable of Protecting Its Jews?* The nation’s recent intake of migrants from places where anti-Semitism is ubiquitous has produced a scary tension—and one that’s not easy to resolve. For understandable reasons, Europeans are much more comfortable condemning the familiar anti-Semitism of the far right than the sort expressed by migrants entering Europe as the victims of war and economic deprivation. Nowhere is this issue more fraught than in Germany. To a degree unmatched by any other nation, Germany has confronted its horrific past with co... more »

US Claims of "Russian Meddling" Exposes Its Own Global Meddling

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 16 hours ago
*May 1, 2018* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - After well over a year of accusing the Russian government of interfering in the 2016 US presidential elections, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has finally indicted 13 Russians for what it calls "interference operations targeting the United States." The 13 Russians indicted allegedly represent the "Internet Research Agency" merely referred to as "the organization" throughout the FBI's highly publicized indictment (PDF). The Internet Research Agency was allegedly run by Concord Management and Consulting. However, the FBI failed to ... more »

Why top US universities have law schools but not police schools

Nidia Bañuelos, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Davis at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 16 hours ago
The demise of the first academic department dedicated to policing at the University of California has left unanswered questions about the best way to educate cops.

Will Trump's ire force Montana’s Senator Tester away from political center?

Lee Banville, Associate Professor of Journalism, The University of Montana at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 16 hours ago
Democratic Senator Jon Tester of Montana has a moderate image in a state that doesn't often elect Democrats. But as he faces reelection, his move to torpedo Trump's VA nominee may threaten that image.

Central American migrant caravan begins crossing US border: 5 essential reads

Catesby Holmes, Global Affairs Editor, The Conversation US at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 16 hours ago
Some 200 Central Americans who fled violence at home want to apply for asylum in the US. Trump says they're 'not welcome.' Here, key info on the 'caravan' to the US-Mexico border.

Why Venezuelans are some of the unhappiest people in the world

Miguel Angel Latouche, Associate Professor, Universidad Central de Venezuela at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 16 hours ago
Venezuela – once known for its friendly people, oil wealth and beauty queens – ranks 102nd of 156 countries surveyed in this year's World Happiness Report, which measures well-being worldwide.

Why China, Russia and America Are Obsessed with Hypersonic Weapons

Stephen Bryen at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Stephen Bryen* *Security, * Well, if they work, that is. Are hypersonic weapons a game changer – it all depends on which game you want to change and if hypersonic weapons perform as advertised. The United States, Russia and China are known to be heavily engaged in developing hypersonic weapons, but while the technology challenges are more or less similar, the goals of each of the players are significantly different. The United States aim is for a new generation of conventional weapons and platforms covered by three major programs: a new Advanced Hypersonic Weapon (AHW) first ... more »

In 1982, America Sent 4 Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carriers Near Israel For 1 Big Reason

Edward Chang at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Edward Chang* *Security, * Why? As tensions escalated in the Middle East over the civil war in Syria, in April 2018 the United States deployed one of the largest naval forces to the region since the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The carrier strike group, centered on Nimitz-class nuclear-powered supercarrier USS Harry S. Truman, seven surface combatants and two submarines departed stateside for the region on April 11. They were scheduled to join a guided-missile cruiser, three guided-missile destroyers and a nuclear-powered attack submarine already in the Mediterranean to form a 15-s... more »

Trump Triumphed Despite Having All Of Roy Cohn’s Debits But None Of His Assets-- Legal Cunning, Brainpower And Loyalty. And Michael Cohen?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
Yesterday ABC News reported some financial shenanigans that show one way Señor Trumpanzee has been obstructing justice, using his crooked campaign pay for the defense of his crooked lawyer, Michael Cohen. Do you think Trump would be paying for Cohen's lawyers if Cohen were cooperating with the Justice Department? So far Trump has thrown in nearly a quarter million dollars to keep Cohen from flipping. At the *very least* that violates campaign finance laws since Cohen has said that he did not have a formal role in the Trump campaign, and it is illegal to spend campaign funds for p... more »

Flexible nuclear operation lowers costs, increases revenues, benefits renewables

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 17 hours ago
J.D. Jenkins, Z. Zhou, R. Ponciroli, R.B. Vilim, F. Ganda, F. de Sisternes, A. Botterud. The benefits of nuclear flexibility in power system operations with renewable energy, Applied Energy, Volume 222, 15 July 2018, Pages 872–884. Nuclear power plants are … Continue reading →

Iran Deputy FM: Israeli Allegations Already Proved Wrong by IAEA

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
For argument sake: Let’s say Iran is possibly lying and they may have a nuclear weapons program. You want to attack, kill, bomb, nuke …. a middle east nation that possibly has nuclear weapons? Well, OK, why don’t you attack, kill, bomb, nuke: Zionist ‘666’ Israel, the Satanic counterfeit. They have hundreds of nuclear bombs […]

Netanyahu Could Be Lying – Former US Diplomat

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
RT America Published on Apr 30, 2018 As the deadline looms for the Iran nuclear deal, its future looks unclear following another air strike in Syria. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Iran has a secret nuclear program. Former US diplomat Jim Jatras joins RT America’s Ed Schultz to discuss what is next for Syria and […]


LL at Virtual Mirage - 17 hours ago
I've had a few things occupying my attention, not the least of which has been the welfare of hovel at the White Wolf Mine in Arizona - still threatened by the Tinder Fire, currently burning in the Central Arizona highlands. In addition to that I have been offered a partnership in a company in China, still have work in Latin America that involves travel there and the inevitable and insatiable need of USGOV for services that they're not fully willing to pay for. Some other things to consider: *Golden Arches Theory* The Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention holds that no two n... more »

US-backed SDF commander assassinated in Raqqa countryside

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:10 P.M.) – One of the highest ranking commanders of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) was assassinated in vehicle, today, by unknown assailants in rural Raqqa. Ahmad Koubani was reportedly traveling along the Tabqa-Jarniyah Road in rural Raqqa when masked men on motorcycles opened fire on vehicle, killing him instantly. No group […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US-backed forces to resume offensive against ISIS in Deir Ezzor

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:50 P.M.) – The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) announced on Tuesday morning that their troops would resume their offensive against the Islamic State (ISIS) in the Deir Ezzor countryside. This statement by the Syrian Democratic Forces’ command comes just days after their troops came under attack by the Syrian military in the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkey: May Day rally sees clashes, arrests in Istanbul

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:35 P.M.) – International Workers’ Day (May Day) rallies in Istanbul saw demonstrators clashing and being detained by police on Tuesday. Supporters of the People’s Liberation Party (HKP) took part in the demonstration, along with the Confederation of Progressive Trade Unions of Turkey (DISK) labour union. Roads leading to Taksim Square – the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian Navy transports more military equipment to Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 P.M.) – The Russian Navy recently made another large delivery of military supplies to Syria, adding to their already significant amount of weapons in the country. According to the Bosphorous Observer’s Yoruk Isik, the Russian flag ship RORO Sparta III crossed the Bosphorous Strait in order to head towards their destination at […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian, Palestinian forces advance in ISIL’s southern Damascus stronghold (photos)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their Palestinian allies continued their military operations inside the strategic town of Hajar Al-Aswad, yesterday, targeting several areas under the control of the Islamic State (ISIL). Led by their 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard, the Syrian Arab Army and their allies pushed further […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US denies carrying out April 30 attack on Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 17 hours ago
The United States “has nothing to do” with reported strikes on targets in Syria early on April 30, US Defense Secretary James Mattis said. “We had nothing to do with the strike last night,” Mattis told reporters. On Monday night, the Syrian government army in the provinces of Aleppo and Hama was subjected to a […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Rio Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 17 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Tuesday, and below there is a list of bars and pubs that are always a good option. PARTY: Pagodinho (Gávea) – The “Pagodinho” party is back to Rio de Janeiro this holiday, happening at the Santos Dumont square, in Gávea. Group NadaMudou will be playing live the […]

Playing politics with our children's lives

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 18 hours ago
I'm obliged to Aaron at The Shekel for bringing to our attention the remarkable facts uncovered by a Broward County student investigating the Parkland school shooting. He highlights Twitchy's coverage of the issue, which leads to other links. In order, the articles are: 1. Aaron: "Just When You Thought Broward County's Failures Concerning The Parkland Shooting Can't Get Any Worse, They Do". 2. Twitchy: " 'My blood is boiling': Broward student journalist lays out his case against superintendent, school board". 3. The Hill: "Exclusive: Broward County’s $100 million...more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 18 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Jeff Bezos reveals what it’s like to build an empire and become the richest man in the world — and why he's willing to spend $1 billion a year to fund the most important mission of his life Now take the scenario, where you move out into the Solar System. The Solar System can easily support a trillion humans. And if we had a trillion humans, we would have a thousand Einsteins and a thousand Mozarts and unlimited (for all practical purposes) resources and solar power unlimited for all practical purposes. That's the world that I want my great-grandchildren's great-gr... more »

A Helsinki Conference For Asia

pbobbitt at Lawfare - 18 hours ago
The Hoover Institution has just published a monograph of mine entitled, “A Helsinki Conference for Asia.” It can be accessed here or read below. This monograph proposes a comprehensive set of agreements to resolve the current crisis precipitated by North Korea’s pursuit of deliverable nuclear capabilities against the U.S. and its allies. The settlement envisages a peace conference that would end the Korean War, recognize current borders as inviolate, and accord current regimes international recognition by all parties. These agreements depend upon China offering North Korea a guara... more »

Questions Mueller Wants To Ask Trump: Part I – Flynn Questions

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 18 hours ago
On Monday night, the New York Times published an article, based on what they say is a list of questions … Continue reading →

Autism Increase Barely Registers in Public Eye

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
By Anne Dachel How fitting that the people who run the ever-expanding vaccine schedule (the one rife with charges of fraud, collusion and cover-up) also get to keep track of the autism numbers. The rate is up again, but there’s...

15 Deliberately Wasted Years - Revisiting "Autism in the United States: a Perspective"

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
By F Edward Yazbak Following the release by the Centers for Disease Control figures for autism in schools Age of Autism returns with the permission of Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons to an article Ed Yazbak wrote in 2003....

Five Inspirational Poems by M.N. Hopkins Video

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 19 hours ago
*Five Inspirational Poems Video * *If you wish to read more of my poems, please click on the link provided below:* *Poems by M.N. Hopkins*

Cedella Marley: Gratitude

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 19 hours ago
Receiving help from others is less about fortune and more about their desire to support you in your endeavors.

The Creator Writings: Turning On The Light

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 19 hours ago
There is no sense in stumbling around in the dark when you have such an amazing tool at your disposal.

70 Volunteer To Fix Homeless Veteran’s Home So He Has Someplace Warm To Sleep

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 19 hours ago
Michael Malone isn’t your average US citizen.

Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Dementia and Alzheimer’s Disease

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 19 hours ago
Vitamin D deficiency is associated with a substantially increased risk of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease, according to a growing body of research.

Not Salt But Sugar May Be a Leading Cause of Kidney Stones

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 19 hours ago
If you’re at risk for or have had a kidney stone, you have probably been advised to cut your salt intake, long forgotten is that salt has been known to reduce the risk of kidney stones in animals.

British Geopolitics: Enemy of Trump, Enemy of America, Enemy of Peace

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 20 hours ago
[image: On the sidelines of the 25th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting. With President of the United States Donald Trump, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.] For President Donald Trump's presidency to survive and accomplish anything of importance for America's future, the British attacks on his administration must be defeated. These attacks have repeatedly aimed to force the President into confrontation with Russia "on Britain's side," or be driven out of office by a "Russiagate" scandal invented by British intelligence. And British geopolitical thinking inside Trump's administrati... more »

Deep State’s Plan Much Larger & Horrific Than Originally Thought: Nuke America & Allies, Blame Russia to Ignite WW3

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 hours ago
X22Report Published on Apr 30, 2018 Flynn was blind sided and there are thousands more text messages that need to be released. South Korea will dismantle its speaker system. UK, France and Germany might look at the Iranian plan again. US ground forces will come to an end in Iraq. Al-Qaeda is renaming itself. Russia brings […]

Netanyahu accuses Iran of cheating on nuclear deal

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
Ahead of Netanyahu's announcement, Iran's foreign minister warned that Israel's prime minister was like "the boy who cried wolf"

Illuminati Play Dirty: Targeted Assassination

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
New book documents Israel's history of killing opposition leaders

The Tranny Nanny, Gender Bending, Term Torturing Facade of Satanic Legerdemain

Les Visible at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
Sex is the universal attractive force of the material realm. One of the biggest delusions going is confusing sex with love

Former CIA officer goes public, exposing the deep state COUP against America

Mike Adams at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
Former CIA officer tells of the "ongoing coup" to remove President Trump from office. Includes video

The Holocaust Beach Party in California (Petition Experiment)

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
This is quite funny but it also illustrates how ignorant, gullible and easily deceived Americans are

Doctors in Germersheim fear for their lives

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
The German mainstream media is silent but doctors in Germersheim are increasingly concerned about their safety when making house calls at night

"Want to Eat? Then Get to Work!”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 21 hours ago
*"Want to Eat? Then Get to Work!”* by Bill Bonner "He who does not work, neither shall he eat." Attributed to St. Paul "Errata: This will come as a shock to many Dear Readers, but occasionally, we make errors here at the Diary. Most of them don’t make much difference…but let’s correct one of them. Obviously, our date for the end of the Peloponnesian War that we mentioned yesterday was just a dumb mistake. It was 404 BC, not 404 AD. But let’s put our past errors behind us…and move on to new ones! *Money without strings: *Yesterday came news that Finland has given up. The idea - whi... more »

Qanon - Holy Crap!!!

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I said a long time ago that Russia had no need whatsoever to buy USA uranium. Guess what? It was bought solely to supply a secret Uranium BOMB program for Iran in Syria. First off all denials now are bull. the evidence displayed will be too rich and too deep to avoid and as noted the uranium can be traced and confirmation if not already complete is soon. The only plausible response is to first respond to what is clearly an act of WAR. That means blow everything up in Syria and seize the evidence. This will lead to the Iranians been blown out of Syria and the establishment... more »

Computer simulations show Viking's sunstone to be very accurate

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Add in the minor detail that wave direction is usually constant out in the open ocean for long periods of time and it becomes easy enough to maintain a constant heading. The trouble starts as you near land itself and secondary wave effects begin to take over. At the same time those same effects can also be identified, particularly when you run into the wind shadow of Greenland. thus wind and wave are extremely valuable to an expereinced navigator even during an exploration voyage. Locating the sun, particularly at dawn and sunset is naturally valuable as well to be able to conf... more »

Gold particles make the invisible visible

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
One of the interesting claims made in our most ancient reports is that Aliens arrived on Earth in order to secure supplies of gold of all things. I have been waiting for a compelling reason. This is starting to get there. That a nano tube of gold can fix a single molecule for real time observation is hugely important and provides the tool for real time manipulation of nano structures as well. We still have a long way to go but this is the real beginning of something. All good. *Gold particles make the invisible visibleValentina Ruiz Leotaud | a day ago | 0 | 0P... more »

"A Calamitous Collapse

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
In case you wondered. I do not know how any firm could survive the onslaught of revelations around Pizzagate. Certainly their clients one and all had no choice but to disassociate themselves from the brothers. Worse that that, they made no direct moves to sue for libel and this was the worst possible libel. The reason of course is we already have ample confirmation that bad things were happening and anyone who matters would get real confirmation easily enough. That meant that denials and claims of false news were never good enough at all. Our own work here since the ear... more »

Pack your things kids! IM has moved!

Gryphen at The Immoral Minority - 21 hours ago
So finally, after much planning, and a ton of stops and starts, The Immoral Minority is making the big move. (Yeah, I know it took awhile but, hey I've been busy.) From this point on to find all of your Immoral Minority snark, political commentary, and Sarah Palin updates you need to go here to our new home. It is sleeker, it is more user friendly, and of course it has that all important new website smell. So update your bookmarks my friends, and spread the news far and wide that there is a new and improved Immoral Minority just a hop, skip, and click away.

Low Bering Sea ice mostly due to south winds, no data on an impact for polar bears

Hifast at Climate Collections - 21 hours ago
Originally posted on polarbearscience: Sea ice in the Bering Sea this winter was said to be the lowest since the 1850s, largely driven by persistent winds from the south rather than the usual north winds although warm Pacific water was a factor early in the season (AIRC 2018). But what, if any, impact is this…

Five Most Popular Posts in May

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 21 hours ago
Here we go, here we go: 1. The Cloying Desperation of the Tory Press 2. Owen Jones vs the British Media Establishment 3. Skripal Skulduggery 4. The Tory Politics of the Windrush Scandal 5. The Centre Party Delusion It's good to see a month in which the entire top five is occupied by barbs that analyse and critique the powerful, and that despite the slacking the numbers are largely holding up. Jolly good show. Taking aim at the media is always a sure fire thing to do where indie blogging is concerned, as the top two this month prove - not least helped by the sharpening of politics a... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 21 hours ago
Israeli lawyer Ronen Bergman has written: *Rise and Kill First: The Secret History of Israel's Targeted Assassinations*. Bergman's history records extra-judicial, face-to-face murders by: *Menachem Begin, * *Yitzak Shamir, * Ariel Sharon and *Ehud Barak.* 'RISE AND KILL FIRST' EXPLORES THE CORRUPTING EFFECTS OF ISRAEL’S ASSASSINATION PROGRAM *Both the Nazis and the Zionists are told to believe in a Master Race or Chosen People.* There was no Israel until Jewish terrorists carried out mass murder. In 1907, *Yitzhak Ben Zvi*, who later became President of Israel, set up the terr... more »

Unasur Is Unravelling And It’s All The US’ Fault

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 21 hours ago
The most important significance of what just happened is that it proves the success of the US’ “Operation Condor 2.0” hemisphere-wide unipolar comeback over the past few years in regaining control of most of the continent following its “Pink Tide” multipolar “rebellion” a decade ago. The post Unasur Is Unravelling And It’s All The US’ Fault appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 22 hours ago
*by Noah* When "The Illustrated Encyclopedia Of Great American Assholeness" is written, Paul Ryan will not be on the cover. That will, no doubt, disappoint him greatly. Paul Ryan has obviously dedicated his entire life to being the biggest asshole in America but he will just have to add not being America's #1 Asshole to his long lifetime list of failures. Washington, is, of course, a long-running Asshole Contest. Paul Ryan can take some consolation in that he will at least get some prominent positioning in the encyclopedia. His 2018 Tax Scam efforts, his desire to damage the heal... more »

Combat Footage: Syrian Army tanks plough through ISIS in southern Damascus

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:30 A.M.) – Fierce battles are taking place around the clock as the Syrian Army keeps advancing in the last ISIS-controlled district in southern Damascus. Yesterday, the Syrian forces managed to re-take the entire farm area and reach out for the southern outskirts of the ISIS-held Hajar Aswad district. 18-minutes combat footage filmed […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

EXCLUSIVE: Rebels in north Homs declare their terms of surrender

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:00 A.M.) – A ceasefire was declared yesterday between the Syrian government and rebel fighters in north Homs pocket only a short time after the country’s troops began a full offensive. According to reports, the opposition factions called for a 24-hour ceasefire in order to engage in full negotiations with the Syrian government. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

National Poetry Month 2018: Fire and Ice

Batocchio at Vagabond Scholar - 23 hours ago
April is National Poetry Month. As usual, I'll promote the wonderful Favorite Poem Project. Unfortunately, the associated Summer Poetry Institute for teachers ceased last year, but the site still has resources for teachers or anyone else who wants to host a favorite poem event. This year, I'm going to feature a short piece, whose dark wit always makes me smile. Fire and Ice By Robert

Rio City Hall Imposes 1 Percent Tax on Uber, 99, and Cabify

Nelson Belen at The Rio Times - 23 hours ago
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Starting on Tuesday, May 1st, Rio City Hall will begin imposing a one percent tax on the city’s most popular ride-hailing applications, such as Uber, 99, and Cabify, for all rides taken through the app. Rio approved the new measure last week and according to […]

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
#UPDATE US Secretary of State Pompeo says Israel's newly released package of intelligence on a former Iranian nuclear weapons program is authentic and much of it new to US experts. "I can confirm with you, for you, that these documents are real, they are authentic," Pompeo says pic.twitter.com/re94LE7YKD — AFP news agency (@AFP) May 1, 2018 Taliban control of Afghan districts remains unchanged despite increased US military pressure - https://t.co/gKW4ThlSln — Long War Journal (@LongWarJournal) May 1, 2018 “I taught myself photography…Now my photos appear around the world.” Acclai... more »

Pat Buchanan: 300 Nukes in Israel Yet Iran a Threat?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
“Iran doesn’t frighten me and I don’t think it should frighten the American people. They don’t have a bomb. They haven’t made a decision to build one. They don’t have the means to deliver one. And the Israelis have 300 atomic bombs! I mean who presents the existential threat to whom?” – Pat Buchanan (7:58 […]

Pathological Liar Benjamin Netanyahu and Iran’s Nonexistent Nuclear Weapon!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Benjamin Netanyahu and Iran’s Nonexistent Nuclear Weapon: The Boy Who Cried Wolf! by SM Gibson, The Anti-Media, via http://www.globalresearch.ca/ In Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress today, he exclaimed, “Iran could soon be armed with intercontinental ballistic missiles and nuclear bombs.” This declaration that Iran is close to obtaining a nuclear weapon is nothing new for the Prime Minister. […]

Were Two New Jersey High School Students Suspended for Going to a Gun Range After School?

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 23 hours ago
Reports that two seniors were suspended over a social media post caused a wave of controversy.

Do ‘Spice Supreme’ Products Contain Dangerous, Cancer Causing Chemicals?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 23 hours ago
A California lawsuit alleges high levels of lead in spices manufactured by Spice Supreme’s parent company, but the data underlying that legal challenge is not public.

Did a Second Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy Die After ‘Exposing’ the Parkland Shooting?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 23 hours ago
Several conspiracy sites attempted to link the deaths of two Broward County sheriff's deputies, suggesting a mysterious connection to a school shooting.

Intellectual Phase Locking – Not Just For Climate Science Anymore!

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 23 hours ago
A rather fascinating “Banned TED Talk”. The Science Delusion – Rupert Sheldrake” He lists 10 dogmas of Science and then proceeds to assert these are not proven, and may well be wrong in some way. Then a couple are examined … Continue reading →

City upbringing, without pets, boosts vulnerability to mental illness

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 1 day ago
Medical Xpress: City upbringing, without pets, boosts vulnerability to mental illness https://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2018-04-city-upbringing-pets-boosts-vulnerability.html Advertisements

Brown widow male spiders prefer sex with older females likely to eat them afterwards

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 1 day ago
Brown widow male spiders prefer sex with older females likely to eat them afterwards https://m.phys.org/news/2018-04-brown-widow-male-spiders-sex.html

We Could Find Aliens by Spotting Their Satellites

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 1 day ago
We Could Find Aliens by Spotting Their Satellites https://www.space.com/40436-search-alien-life-et-satellites.html?utm_content=buffer7960c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

Study: Tackle football before age 12 can propel CTE

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 1 day ago
Study: Tackle football before age 12 can propel CTE https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2018/04/30/cte-brain-diseases-start-earlier-tackle-football-played-before-12/563330002/

This timeline shows the entire history of the Universe, and where it’s headed

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 1 day ago
This timeline shows the entire history of the Universe, and where it’s headed https://www.sciencealert.com/timeline-shows-the-entire-history-of-the-universe-and-how-it-ends

Stunning finding reveals autism is highest in areas with the highest vaccination rates.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 1 day ago
Stunning finding reveals autism is highest in areas with the highest vaccination rates – NaturalNews.com https://www.naturalnews.com/2018-04-30-autism-is-highest-in-areas-with-the-highest-vaccination-rates.html

How Gut Bacteria Affects Children’s Mood.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 1 day ago
How Gut Bacteria Affects Children’s Mood | Fatherly https://www.fatherly.com/health-science/the-link-between-gut-bacteria-and-your-kids-behavior-just-got-stronger/

President Trump Tells U.S. Senator Rand Paul He Wants To 'Get The Hell Out Of Afghanistan'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Sen. Rand Paul stands as President Trump arrives to sign an executive order at the White House in October. (Jabin Botsford / The Washington Post) *Chicago Tribune/Washington Post*: *In private chat with senator, Trump hints at policy shift in Afghanistan — and a return to isolationism* In the days leading up to a key vote over the fate of his nominee for secretary of state, President Donald Trump found a way to win over one of the biggest skeptics in the Senate. Sen. Rand Paul, Ky., a rare isolationist Republican, was signaling that he would oppose Trump's pick, then-CIA Director M... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Steady Aim* A Marine uses a tripod to steady his rifle while firing at a target during Exercise Eager Lion at the King Abdullah II Special Operations Training Center, Jordan, April 17, 2018. The Marines are assigned to Scout Sniper Platoon, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Eager Lion provides U.S. and Jordanian forces an opportunity to train in a coalition environment and to pursue new ways to collectively address threats to regional security and improve overall maritime security. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Jon Sosner *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from this phto-gallery .... *M... more »

Health CEO and Biohacker Found Dead in Washington DC Facedown in Flotation Tank

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 1 day ago
Aaron Traywick, CEO of Ascendance Biomedical and a figure in the biohacking and transhumanist movements, was found dead this weekend in a flotation tank in Washington DC, according to Tristan Roberts. He was 28 years old. Biohacking is a form of science research that hopes to push medical technology without invoking academic, state, or big corporate actors.

U.S. Service Member Killed In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Photo:* US Department of Defense *New Your Times:* *Attack Kills American Service Member in Eastern Afghanistan* WASHINGTON — An attack on Monday in eastern Afghanistan killed one American service member and wounded another in the second United States military combat death this year in the enduring war. The American-led international mission in Kabul announced the casualties but did not identify the troops, pending notification of their next of kin. Several Afghan soldiers were also killed in what the American military deemed a “combat operation.” Roughly 14,000 American troops ... more »

The Afghan Taliban Choose War Over Elections

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Suicide bomb attack in Kabul April 30, 2018. Reuters *Ruchi Kumar, The Hindu:* *Taliban chooses war over elections * The Taliban has turned down an offer from President Ashraf Ghani to join the much-delayed parliamentary elections in Afghanistan. In a speech made earlier this month in Kabul, while launching the voter registration process, the Afghan President appealed to the group that has been waging an increasingly bloody insurgency to shun violence and participate in the democratic process. “Transparent elections are the only tool through which political reforms can take place ... more »

Can A Democrat Defeat Devin Nunes?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Alas, it looks likely that the $1,390,505 Andrew Janz has managed to generate in anti-Nunes contributions may power him into Congress. Why "alas?" Janz is a dreadful candidate who will undoubtably make a dreadful member of Congress. How do I know? I spoke to him right after he declared he's running-- before he rented any Beltway consultants who taught him how to speak like a Democrat. How he, more or less, speaks like a Democrat. But when I spoke with him, he didn't. When I asked him if he supports single payer healthcare he didn't know what it is. I said, Medicare for All and he ... more »

Experts Believe That A Second Wave Of Arab Revolutions Is 'Inevitable'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*(Click on Image to Enlarge)* *Ali Younes, Al Jazeera:* *Second wave of Arab revolutions 'inevitable', experts say* *Economic and urbanisation challenges will reignite calls for change in Arab world, speakers at Al Jazeera Forum predict.* Doha, Qatar - Eight years after the so-called Arab Spring, the region is facing the prospect of another phase of revolts due to pressing financial, urbanisation and unemployment challenges, experts have argued. Several Arab leaders were deposed in the aftermath of the popular 2010 and 2011 uprisings, while others' grip on power was loosened. Spe... more »

Proposed Rule Strengthening Transparency in Regulatory Science is long overdue

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 1 day ago
“This document proposes a regulation intended to strengthen the transparency of EPA regulatory science. The proposed regulation provides that when EPA develops regulations, including regulations for which the public is likely to bear the cost of compliance, with regard to … Continue reading →

NOAA/NWS document: wind turbines affect weather radar, create false storm impressions

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: From the Watertown Daily News, and the “law of unintended consequences” department comes an inconvenient truth from the National Weather Service, that upon further investigation appears to be a nationwide problem for the WSR-88D doppler weather radar network used to predict, track, and analyze severe weather. According to…

Israel likely behind attack on strategic base in Hama: source

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:25 A.M.) – The Israeli military carried out the deadly attack on the Syrian Arab Army’s bases in western Hama and southern Idlib, yesterday, a source from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) told Al-Masdar News on Monday. According to this military source, the Israeli Air Force heavily bombarded the Brigade 47 Base (western […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Air Force conducts nonstop airstrikes over ISIS stronghold

Syrian state media reported Monday that the Syrian Army has conducted precision and intensive airstrikes on fortified militant positions in the Al-Hajar al-Aswad area to the south of Damascus. According to SANA, Syria’s state news agency, the Syrian Air Force carried out an intensive bombardment of fortified positions and infiltration routes used by terrorists in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Netanyahu is granted the ability to wage war without the Knesset

Robert Inlakesh at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (1:50 A.M)- A bill has just been passed through the Israeli Knesset, granting the Prime Minister of the Israeli Regime, the ability to wage war with only the approval of his/her ‘Defence Minister’. The Bill, passed late this Monday, was initially rejected, only to then be voted in favour of by the Israeli […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Red Alert! Mattis And Other Experts Say Israel Preparing To Attack Iran

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Alex Jones Channel Published on Apr 30, 2018 Intel is hinting at a potential attack on Iran by Israel. end

Expert Analysis: What Does Tension Between Israel And Iran Mean For The US?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Alex Jones Channel Published on Apr 30, 2018 Dr. Steve Pieczenik explains the rift between the main powers of the Middle East. end

Israel’s Massacres of Gaza Protesters Force Liberal Zionists to Face Oppressive Reality

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
TheRealNews Published on Apr 26, 2018 As Natalie Portman refuses to attend an award ceremony in Israel, journalist Ali Abunimah says liberal Zionists are increasingly unable to ignore the brutal oppression of Palestinians. end

Leader: US Provoking Certain States (ie. Israel & Saudi Arabia) to Confront Iran

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
PressTV Published on Apr 30, 2018 Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Seyyed Ali Khamenei says the US is instigating Saudi Arabia and certain other regional countries to start a confrontation with Iran. “The Americans are trying to provoke the Saudis and certain countries in the region and pit them against the Islamic Republic but if […]

Ignore, Deny, Downplay: Accounts of Syrians from Douma Have No Place in Western Narrative

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Ignore, Deny, Downplay: Accounts of Syrians from Douma Have No Place in Western Narrative by https://www.rt.com/ Whatever the Douma residents, who had first-hand experience of the shooting of the ‘water dousing after chemical attack’ video, have to say, their words simply don’t fit into the narrative allowed in the West, analysts told RT. – Footage of […]

American Jews Have Abandoned Gaza — And The Truth

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
“In 2001, Dr. Ariella Oppenheim, of Hebrew University, a biologist, published the first extensive study of DNA and the origin of the Jews. Her research found that virtually all the Jews came from Khazar blood. Not only that but Oppenheim discovered that the Palestinians—the very people whom the Jews had been persecuting and ejecting from […]

Iran Drops the Dollar. Others Tried and Were Bombed. ‘It’s All about the Banking,’ Says Lee Camp

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Iran Drops the Dollar. Others Tried and Were Bombed. ‘It’s All about the Banking,’ Says Lee Camp by https://www.rt.com/ Iran recently announced it is dropping the US dollar in foreign trade. Just as Iraq did shortly before it was invaded by the US, or Libya planned to before it was bombed by NATO-led allies. Lee Camp […]

Kevin Shipp: Civil War Between Dark Side & Constitution Side

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Kevin Shipp: Civil War Between Dark Side & Constitution Side. Trump is Doing What Kennedy Tried To Do by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release) Former CIA Officer and whistleblower Kevin Shipp says what is going on with Donald J. Trump “is an ongoing coup to remove a duly elected President.” Shipp contends, “This is a huge constitutional […]

Mystery Airstrikes Register as Earthquake in Syria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT America Published on Apr 30, 2018 An attack on Syrian military installations was powerful enough to register as a 2.6 magnitude earthquake. While no one has claimed responsibility, Syrian government officials have blamed Israel. This attack comes as Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu makes a push to end the Iran nuclear deal, RT America’s Dan Cohen […]

"The Fleeting Happiness of Life"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"The Fleeting Happiness of Life"* By Jocelyn Soriano "The truth is, there is no one place, however we may envy it, which would be indisputably good for us to occupy; much less for us to remain in. The zest of life, like the pleasure which we receive from a work of art, or from nature, comes from undulations – from inequalities; not from any monotony, even though it be the monotony of seeming perfection. The beauty of the landscape depends upon contrasts, and would be lost in one common surface of splendor. The grandeur of the waves is in the deep hollows, as well as the culminat... more »

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