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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

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A good reason to avoid valet parking - and perhaps Hyatt Hotels, too?

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 13 hours ago
Courtesy of a link provided by Miguel at Gun Free Zone, we learn of this incident. And here's one of the photographs accompanying the Facebook post. Miguel offers his own opinions on the incident. My take on this is that every employee involved should be summarily fired. If this isn't misconduct, I don't know what is! They might claim they were checking to see if the car contained anything that might be a security risk, but it's pretty clear that they were just itching to check out a guest's fancy ride. So much for guest privacy and their rights to private property! If H... more »

For sale on Amazon: latest edition of CIA anti-Russia propaganda

Eric Zuesse at The Duran - 13 hours ago
The Isikoff-Corn book might as well have been written for the CIA More The post For sale on Amazon: latest edition of CIA anti-Russia propaganda appeared first on The Duran.

Willing Slaves

Eric Zuesse at The Duran - 13 hours ago
Willing slaves to lies, endanger far more people than merely themselves. Without a believing audience, the liars would be powerless. More The post Willing Slaves appeared first on The Duran.

Did the Parkland Shooting Suspect Have a ‘Connection’ to Barack Obama?

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
Conspiracy-minded web sites perform impressive mental gymnastics in an effort to tie the 44th president to Nikolas Cruz.

Is the Deodorant Challenge ‘Sweeping’ Schools and Playgrounds?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
The "Deodorant Challenge" is yet another purported "teen trend" with little evidence that youngsters are actually participating in it.

A Sticky Mess: Liquid Chocolate Spills Onto Polish Highway

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
A tractor-trailer has overturned on a Polish highway, spilling tons of liquid chocolate that are solidifying into a huge sticky mess.

Greg Hunter, “Worldwide Depression Coming – Michael Pento”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 13 hours ago
*“Worldwide Depression Coming – Michael Pento”* By Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com "Money manager Michael Pento says it’s not a matter of if the economy tanks, it’s only a matter of when. The next downturn is going to be the worst–ever. Pento explains, “The mainstream financial media and most of Wall Street will say that the increase of interest rates, the great deleveraging process has been consummated, and central banks can raise interest rates and then call it a “beautiful deleveraging,” a beautiful process. That is a lie. There is $240 trillion of global debt. The bond bubble is... more »

Unearthing Constant Critic

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 13 hours ago
There’s me and my constant critic, joined at the hip, here.

Anxiety and Depression: A Sign of the Times?

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 13 hours ago
Anxiety and depression can be a wake-up call from your soul and higher self.

The Vatican Has Paid Nearly $4 Billion To Settle For Children Harmed By Sexual Abuse

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 13 hours ago
Let’s break it down to date.

A Quantum Dialogue on the Meaning and Purpose of Existence

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 13 hours ago
Dialogue between a master A and his pupil B

Presto-Chango! New Guidelines Equal Bigger Profits for Big Pharma And Healthcare Industry

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 13 hours ago
The ever-changing guidelines disseminated by the”experts” are like a constantly lowering limbo bar that usually benefits the healthcare industry.

The Donald's Done -- The Deep State Wins Its War On America First

David Stockman at Peace and Prosperity - 13 hours ago
[image: undefined] The Donald's action to ash-can the Iranian nuclear deal marks the War Party's complete and baleful triumph. There is now nothing much left of America First. Trump's reckless, unwarranted and utterly irrational action will pull Washington ever deeper into an incendiary middle eastern vortex of political and religious conflict that has absolutely nothing to do with the safety and security of the America people. To the contrary, picking a fight with Tehran is an exercise in unprovoked Imperial aggression. The Iranian regime has no means to attack America militarily... more »

Clouds and El Nino

Hifast at Climate Collections - 13 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest Post by Willis Eschenbach After the turn of the century, I became interested in climate science. But unlike almost everyone else, I wasn’t surprised by how much the global temperature was changing. As someone with experience with heat engines and engine governors, I know how hard it…

Author of a study on HPV vaccines hoodwinked journal with a fake name

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
The author of an article that claimed to link HPV vaccines to a higher rate of cervical cancer — the disease the vaccine is designed to prevent — deceived the journal about his real identity, according to the journal. But the journal will leave the paper intact, simply adding a line about the author to … Continue reading Author of a study on HPV vaccines hoodwinked journal with a fake name

W.O.O.D. – 9 May 2018

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 14 hours ago
Weekly Occasional Open Discussion Page - W.O.O.D. - for 9 May 2018 Continue reading →

Crucial ingredients for meaningful reform at UNCITRAL: Withdrawal of consent to arbitrate and termination of existing treaties

bilaterals.org - 14 hours ago
09-May-2018 This is a crucial moment in international investment policymaking. Two factors have converged, calling for a new direction.

The Federal Court of Canada and the end of investor-state dispute settlement in NAFTA?

bilaterals.org - 14 hours ago
09-May-2018 A decision by the Federal Court of Canada should spell the end of the NAFTA renegotiation on the investment Chapter of NAFTA, and ignite a renegotiation of the investment chapters of the Canada-EU trade agreement and the CPATPP.

EU/New Zealand free trade agreement must meet meat sector concerns, say experts

bilaterals.org - 14 hours ago
09-May-2018 With a new European Union EU/New Zealand customs agreement coming into force, EU farm body Copa-Cogeca has warned that anticipated follow-up trade talks should not boost NZ access to EU meat markets.

European Parliament delegation in China to discuss trade

bilaterals.org - 14 hours ago
09-May-2018 The European lawmakers will discuss the recently-imposed US tariffs on steel and aluminum, the question of overcapacity, a bilateral investment agreement, market access and intellectual property rights among other topics.

The Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Agreement on Promotion, Protection and Guarantee of Investments among Member States

bilaterals.org - 14 hours ago
09-May-2018 Whilst there is a plethora of literature on BIT protection, relatively little is known on how the OIC Agreement can assist investors.

Uruguay: No position on the FTA with Chile after an official plenary

bilaterals.org - 14 hours ago
09-May-2018 The plenary of the leftist coalition Broad Front concluded on Sunday with a motion that postpones the decision over the Free Trade Agreement with Chile.

Delhi High Court rejects Centre's plea against Vodafone's UK arbitration

bilaterals.org - 14 hours ago
09-May-2018 In the order, Justice Manmohan, however, noted that the Centre could approach the UK arbitration tribunal under the BIPA for its grievances.

Paraguay to host new round of EU-Mercosur negotiations in mid-May

bilaterals.org - 14 hours ago
09-May-2018 Paraguayan Foreign Minister Eladio Loizaga confirmed that he is in contact with his peers to define the date of the meeting that would be in Asunción.

Mexico offers Nafta compromise on car content, wages

bilaterals.org - 14 hours ago
09-May-2018 Mexico is opening the door to compromise on the key Nafta issue of auto manufacturing, though it's unclear if the flexibility is enough to reach a deal with the US and Canada.

Brad Steiger Has Died

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 14 hours ago
My friend, Brad Steiger, has passed away, after what I believe was a long illness. You can read the obituary here: http://funeralinnovations.com/obituary/257658/Brad-Steiger/ I first learned of Brad while I was still in high school. As I have mentioned in the past, I read *Strangers in the Skies*, while sitting in study hall, and while that didn’t spark my interest in UFOs, it certainly set me on a track to study them. Brad Steiger While in college, one of my friends from Clinton, Iowa, told me about a fellow there, Warren Smith, who wrote about UFOs and the paranormal. He often pa... more »

Speak of the Devil; More Green Fraud

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 14 hours ago
Just yesterday we wrote this article: Congress Should Investigate Green Companies for Defrauding the Public Now this hits the headlines: Home Solar Loan Ripoff: UK Ombudsman Rules Potential Returns Were Misrepresented Continue reading Fraud seems to be a defining characteristic of anything AGW related. It is time for Congress to investigate. Please Like, Share, Subscribe and … Continue reading "Speak of the Devil; More Green Fraud"

Working Class Heroes In The Midterms?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 14 hours ago
*Fake President by Richard Serra* I'm not trying to cast a *kenahora* for November but, let's be real... the House Democrats, despite the DCCC, are going to be the beneficiaries of a big wave. Probably in the Senate races too... but there just aren't enough plausible seats available there for a political earthquake. Tennessee and Texas, though, would make for earthquakes. Combined with Arizona and Nevada, that would be big news-- not enough to oust Trump impeachment-wise, but... enough to send McConnell to the bench. The wave is *despite* the Democrats' election committees not becau... more »

Trump Seeks to Recoup $15 Billion in Unspent Funds

Michael Tennant at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: trump-seeks-to-recoup-15-billion-in-unspent-funds] President Trump submitted a request to Congress to recover $15 billion in previously allocated, but unspent, funds.

Tesla Woes: “Subsidy Entrepreneur” Elon Musk Faces Dire Market Realities

William F. Jasper at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: tesla-woes-subsidy-entrepreneur-elon-musk-faces-dire-market-realities] High-flying “visionary” Elon Musk is finding that “public-private partnerships” have their risks. Taxpayers are learning that lesson also.

Citigroup: U.S. Will Be World’s Largest Oil Exporter by Next Year

Bob Adelmann at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: citigroup-us-will-be-worlds-largest-oil-exporter-by-next-year] Citigroup announced last week that exports of crude and finished oil products from the United States would overtake Saudi Arabia’s by next year.

BWorld 206, Intellectual property rights in East Asia

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 14 hours ago
* This is my column in BusinessWorld last April 19, 2018. The degree of wealth and economic size of East Asian economies generally correlate with their degree of private property rights protection, both physical and non-physical or intellectual property. While protection of physical properties like houses, cars, and land are easier to see and measure, the protection of intellectual property rights (IPR) like patents, copyrights, trademarks, and trade secrets are not so tangible. IPRs are important because they represent the “heart and soul” of private enterprises and the goods and ... more »

How Misinformation Spreads on Social Media—And What To Do About It

cmeseroleguest at Lawfare - 14 hours ago
“We take misinformation seriously,” Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wrote just weeks after the 2016 election. In the year since, the question of how to counteract the damage done by “fake news” has become a pressing issue both for technology companies and governments across the globe. Yet as widespread as the problem is, opportunities to glimpse misinformation in action are fairly rare. Most users who generate misinformation do not share accurate information too, so it can be difficult to tease out the effect of misinformation itself. For example, when President Trump shares misinfo... more »

The Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship is Getting This Killer Upgrade

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, North America* The LCS is now armed with an emerging ship defense soft-kill countermeasure able to identify, track and destroy torpedoes. The Navy’s Littoral Combat Ship is now armed with an emerging ship defense soft-kill countermeasure able to identify, track and destroy incoming enemy torpedo fire, Navy officials said. The service plans to outfit its entire LCS fleet with the AN/SLQ-61 Lightweight Tow Torpedo Defense Mission Module (TDMM) as a way to fortify the ship’s ability to succeed in both shallow water and open or “blue” water warfare, Navy off... more »

China Is Turning Old Tanks into AI-Equipped Robots

Asia Times at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Asia Times* *Security, Asia* Will America face off against Beijing’s Terminators one day? China’s military aims to give its ground forces some extra traction in increasingly challenging battlefield scenarios by testing unmanned tanks that could potentially be equipped with artificial intelligence-based systems. Aging four-man T-59 tanks, thousands of which are being retired and scrapped after years of service, have been fitted with remote-control technology that is operated by a soldier at a nearby console equipped with a video game-style steering wheel. “A large number of due... more »

Israel Strikes Syrian Army Positions, No Casualties – State Media. Israel Makes Military Moves in Golan as US Quits JCPOA

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 15 hours ago
RT Published on May 8, 2018 A Syrian army position in the south of Damascus was under Israeli air strike, SANA state news agency reported. Syrian air defences fired at and destroyed two Israeli missiles in the Kisweh area. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/94uu

Israel ‘Kills 15 in Attack on Iranian Base in Syria’ as Tensions Escalate to Brink of WAR

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 15 hours ago
Israel ‘Kills 15 in Attack on Iranian Base in Syria’ as Tensions Escalate to Brink of WAR by Joshua Nevett , https://www.dailystar.co.uk/ ISRAEL has been accused of firing missiles at a military base in Syria in an attack that has moved the Middle East closer to the brink of war. – Syrian air defences have intercepted and destroyed two […]

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Need to go to the dentist today (regular check-up). Blogging will return later today.

Epileptic Mom Brutally Raped By Cop After She Was Arrested for a Half-Gram of Medicinal Weed

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: raped] After police arrested her for possessing less than half a gram of cannabis, a mom claims she was brutally raped in jail and then ignored by other guards when she begged for help. The post Epileptic Mom Brutally Raped By Cop After She Was Arrested for a Half-Gram of Medicinal Weed appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

WATCH: Cops Now Kidnapping and Caging People for Leaving Their Cars Running

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: running] An innocent man was violently arrested and taken to jail after a police officer accused him of leaving his car running while he was in a convenience store. The post WATCH: Cops Now Kidnapping and Caging People for Leaving Their Cars Running appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Congressman Exposes ‘Secretive’ USDA Experiments that are Incinerating Hundreds of Kittens

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: kittens] A Freedom of Information Act request has revealed a secretive USDA experiment going on in Maryland in which hundreds of kittens are bred for their feces only to be incinerated weeks later. The post Congressman Exposes ‘Secretive’ USDA Experiments that are Incinerating Hundreds of Kittens appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

US is going alone again

Keith at musingsofanoldfart - 15 hours ago
Unless we alter our course, this period of time will be remembered as when the US ceded its global leadership role. We are following a path of nativism and retrenchment. And, there is one thing for certain – we cannot … Continue reading →

Small town seeks economic recovery and growth

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 15 hours ago
I grew up in a small northern Illinois community, Mt. Morris (and Forreston 15 miles away) which had a healthy economy in the 1940s through the 1960s based on the printing/publishing/magazine fulfillment business. The town had been built first on education, and when the college failed during the 1930s Depression, private investors took over the buildings and developed a nice economy to complete the printing business already established by the Kable twins at the turn of the century. The printing plant, originally known as Kables, was sold several times, and finally closed a few ye... more »

Attacks on Laura Ingalls Wilder

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 15 hours ago
One of the first attacks I remember on Laura Ingalls Wilder was written by Michael Dorris, who committed suicide about 20 years ago after being accused of sexual abuse by his daughters and the break up of his marriage. She is practically sacred to my memories of childhood and sitting with Mom while she read the whole series to my brother and me (even though I knew how to read). Many years later I read all her columns for farm magazines when I prepared my own research about women who wrote for agricultural publications. Caroline Fraser has written 2 books and wants to dispute Inga... more »

Israel and Iran

LL at Virtual Mirage - 15 hours ago
*Israel* Expecting an Iranian attack and/or rehearsing civil defense. Warning that an Iranian attack might be imminent, the Israeli government called up reservists in air defense and intelligence specialties, Haaretz reported on 8 May. Haaretz also reported that the Israel Defense Forces have ordered civil defense shelters in the Golan Heights opened to citizens. The newspaper opined that Israeli leaders believe that Iran is preparing to retaliate for an Israeli airstrike on an Iranian air base in Syria. On 8 May, Israeli aircraft attacked targets in Syria within one hour of the... more »

Martin Sensmeier to Play Jim Thorpe in Movie Produced by Angelina Jolie

White Wolf at White Wolf - 15 hours ago
The Hollywood Reporter is reporting Alaska Native actor Martin Sensmeier will play legendary Jim Thorpe in a new movie that will be produced by Angelina Jolie. *The new movie is called “Bright Path: The Jim Thorpe Story.” * Sensmeier, 32, was previously in “Wind River,” “The Magnificent Seven” and “Westworld.” Sensmeier (Athabaskan-Tlingit) is an ambassador for the Boys & Girls Club of America, based in Atlanta, Georgia. Thorpe (Sac and Fox/Potawatomi) won two Olympic gold medals in the decathlon and the pentathlon in 1912. Thorpe went on to play Major League Baseball, professiona... more »

Security In Iraq, May 1-7, 2018

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
Violence continued to ebb and flow in Iraq. In the first week of May there were 51 incidents, which was just above the 44 seen in the last two full weeks of April. Those figures were still below the numbers seen in the first three months of the year. From May 1-7, there were 51 reported incidents spread across Dhi Qar (1), Irbil (1), Babil (2), Anbar (4), Kirkuk (4), Kurdistan (4), Ninewa (4), Salahaddin (5), Baghdad (13), and Diyala (13). 51 was the highest amount in three weeks, but below the 60-70 incidents seen each week from January to March. *Security Incidents In Iraq By ...more »

This Day In Iraqi History - May 9

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 15 hours ago
1941 German diplomat arrived in Syria to organize arms shipments to Iraq 1941 Start of 100 German and 20 Italian airplanes landing in Syrian bases to fight British in Iraq 1941 British planes bombed Iraqi police holding Fort Rutba, Anbar while Iraqi reinforcements arrived 1941 British cmdr in India Gen Auchinleck told Chiefs of Staff British had to deal with Iraq 1941 PM Churchill told Mid-East commander Gen Wavell he had to take bold military action against Iraq and wouldn’t negotiation with PM Gaylani 1941 Jordanian soldiers mutinied and refused ... more »

Koestler on The Evolution of Scientific Ideas

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 15 hours ago
Arthur Koestler, in *The Act of Creation*, begins the chapter 10, “The Evolution of Ideas,” by mentioning a theory proposed by George Sarton, and held as self-evident by many scientists, which says that “the history of science is the only history which displays a cumulative progress of knowledge; that, accordingly, the progress of science is the only yardstick by which we can measure the progress of mankind; and moreover, that the word 'progress* itself has no clearly defined meaning in any field of activity—except the field of science.” Koestler devotes rest of the chapter to prov... more »

Jillian Ambrose Shows Her Ignorance About Micro Gas Plants

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 15 hours ago
By Paul Homewood Jillian Ambrose embarrasses herself with her obvious lack of understanding of the energy sector one again: Some of the UK’s biggest banks have agreed to invest £100m in a fleet of eleven micro gas-fired power plants across England to offer the national grid fast-starting power options. Lloyd’s commercial banking division, HSBC […]

Prince Charles just met eugenicist Globalist Alexis Tsipras for a tete a tete…

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
E Exclusive picture from inside the Maximos Mansion… Highlights to come from the rest of Globalist kingpin Prince Charles’ programme… On Thursday, Prince Charles is to meet Archbishop Ieronymos and later that day he is to visit Piraeus port for a tour of the HMS Echo and the HMC Valiant, which cooperate with the Hellenic […]

Panda caught practising his false flag lines with MSM reporters in Athens?

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
After Parkland school shooter activist David Hogg was caught contradicting himself on his story, the MSM seems especially keen to get the story straight for a widely anticipated series of false flags during the visit of Prince Charles and Harry in Greece. https://www.infowars.com/david-hogg-caught-lying-about-where-he-was-during-parkland-shooting/ No wonder Panda is stressed out and finding it hard to keep […]

Corporations paid in to Trump lawyer slush fund, reports FT

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
AT&T, Novartis and Korea Aerospace made payments to Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen. https://www.ft.com/content/61e2cca8-5363-11e8-b3ee-41e0209208ec Trump is bought, lock, stock and barrel. Secret payments show that he is involved in a similar cash for favours scam as the Clintons.

Prince Charles meets Greece’s President

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
Wow! Looks like Prince Charles has brought one of his much loved paintings of the Scottish highlands with him on his trip to Athens… Watch his upcoming meeting with Alexis Tsipras live on Greek TV… http://www.thetoc.gr/politiki/article/deite-live-tin-afiksi-tou-prigkipa-karolou-stin-athina

Leibniz Was Right: Korea Proves You Can Change The Worst Into the Best, If the Political Will Is There

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 16 hours ago
[image: President Moon Jae-in (right) and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un hold a brief chat prior to their summit, in the lobby of the Peace House, the venue for the 2018 Inter-Korean Summit, in Panmunjeom on April 27. (2018 Inter-Korean Summit Press Corps)] While the mass media made sure that the Western world's attention today was riveted on President Trump's speech announcing that the U.S. was withdrawing from the Iran deal— based on yet another set of British-fabricated Big Lies—the day's major developments actually changing world history were all happening on the Asian front. ... more »

Has Europe Rebelled?

ORIENTAL REVIEW at OrientalReview.org - 16 hours ago
No matter what the outcome of all the diplomatic and economic conflicts between the two shores of the Atlantic, it is already safe to say that Europe has broken free of Washington's grip, and future relations between the US and the EU will become increasingly tense. The post Has Europe Rebelled? appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

An unexpected road hazard

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 16 hours ago
While driving home from Amarillo yesterday, Miss D. and I passed an 18-wheeler parked on the side of the road. Two of its rear tires had blown out, and strips and fragments of rubber and steel littered the road for several hundred yards. Somewhere in that distance, without our being aware of it, a piece of tire rubber wrapped itself around the driver's side front wheel steering arm and drive shaft, on the inside of the wheel. We didn't notice it at highway speeds, because it didn't affect the handling of the car in any way; but when we turned off the highway and slowed to normal... more »

News Round-Up On President Trump Leaving The Iran Nuclear Deal (Update)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Daily Mail: **Iran's supreme leader attacks Trump's '10 lies' and says 'America can't do a damn thing' as politicians set FIRE to US flag, chant 'Death to America' and vow to keep spending on ballistic missiles amid fallout over nuclear deal* * Iranian politicians torched US flag, chanting 'death to America' in parliament * Fury in Tehran over Donald Trump's decision to pullout of Iran nuclear agreement * Trump to impose sanctions and punish countries helping Iran's pursuit of nukes * 'America will not be held hostage to nuclear blackmail,' the US President said * US allies in ... more »

President Trump: U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo Returning From North Korea With American Ddetainees

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Secretary Pompeo and his “guests” will be landing at Andrews Air Force Base at 2:00 A.M. in the morning. I will be there to greet them. Very exciting! — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 9, 2018 I am pleased to inform you that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the air and on his way back from North Korea with the 3 wonderful gentlemen that everyone is looking so forward to meeting. They seem to be in good health. Also, good meeting with Kim Jong Un. Date & Place set. — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 9, 2018 *FOX News:* *American prisoners held in North Korea on the... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
World News Updates will be posted later today at 18:00 EST.

Watch Out for Diabetic Retinopathy

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 16 hours ago
Diabetic retinopathy is one of several common eye diseases, but is the most common cause of vision impairment and blindness among working-age adults in the United States. From 2010 to 2050, the number of Americans with diabetic retinopathy is expected … Continue reading →

You Can Control Your Asthma

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 16 hours ago
Using what you know about managing your asthma can give you control over this chronic disease. When you control your asthma, you will breathe easier, be as active as you would like, sleep well, stay out of the hospital, and … Continue reading →

Tips to Calm Your Dog’s Separation Anxiety

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 16 hours ago
Does your dog get nervous when he sees you getting ready to leave the house? Does he go bonkers with joy when you come home? Did he destroy your shoes, claw the door, or chew the corner off an end … Continue reading →

Artificial Nails: What to Know Before You Get Them

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 16 hours ago
Artificial nails can help you make a fashion statement or wear long nails if your real ones won’t grow. While the nails aren’t harmful, putting them on and taking them off can involve acids and other chemicals that could cause … Continue reading →

How to deal with suffering

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 16 hours ago
It’s one of the toughest questions most people face: What’s the best way to deal with suffering? It’s not an easy question to answer. Some of us will try to fight against the suffering and tell ourselves that we’re fine. … Continue reading →

Potential new cure found for baldness

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 16 hours ago

Syrian Army enters deadliest part of Yarmouk Camp for first time in years

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:45 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their Palestinian allies entered the deadliest part of the Yarmouk Camp District for the first time since they were forced to withdraw from this area in 2012. According to a military report from Damascus, the Syrian Army and their Palestinian allies broke through the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Large Russian military plane lands at Hmaymim airport after flying through Turkey

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – A Russian Tu-154M flew from the Chkalovsky Airport to the Hmaymim Military Airbase in southwest Latakia yesterday, Yoruk Isik of the Bosphorous Observer reported. According to Isik, the Tu-154M left the Russian Chkalovsky Airport and traveled through Turkish airspace before arriving at the Hmaymim Airbase yesterday. The purpose of the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Evacuation of north Homs militants delayed upon Turkey’s request

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4: 40 P.M.) – Turkey has asked Russia to postpone the evacuation of another batch of rebel fighters in north Homs until tomorrow as more militants hand over their weapons. The evacuation was delayed until the first two batches are settled in camps particularly set up for this purpose in the northern cities […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Netanyahu calls on Putin to continue military coordination in Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
The Israeli and Russian military forces must continue to coordinate their actions “in the light of what is happening in Syria,” said Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before departing for Moscow on Wednesday. “This morning, I am leaving for an important meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. All of our meetings are important, but this […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US created base in Syria because of Turkey’s saber-rattling – SDF

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
Sharfan Darwish, spokesman for the Manbij Military Council of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), has said that a US military base was set up in Manbij about three months ago following Turkey’s threats to advance on this northern Syrian region. “After the Turkish attack on Afrin and the increase in Turkish threats towards Manbij, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Three southern Damascus towns declared militant-free for first time since 2012

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 P.M.) – The last rebels and their family members in the southern Damascus towns of Babila, Yalda, and Beit Sahm were evacuated to the northern provinces of Aleppo and Idlib yesterday. As a result of this last evacuation, the aforementioned towns in southern Damascus have been declared militant-free for the first time […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Video footage of the Russian military parade at Hmaymim Airport

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
A military parade was held at the Hmaymim Airport in southwest Latakia, today, to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of Russia’s contribution to defeating Nazi Germany. “On May 9, 2018, a military parade dedicated to the 73rd anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War took place at the Hmaymim Airport,” the report said. The […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

John Kerry Slams Trump Decision on Iran Deal

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
Former Secretary of State John Kerry criticized the decision taken by President Trump to pull the US out or the Iran nuclear deal, defensing his recent conversations with world leaders. “My conversations with these people are the normal conversations that I assure you every former secretary of state has with leaders in other countries with […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Death toll in Damascus rises after ISIS attack

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:45 P.M.) – The death toll in Damascus has risen after the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) fired several missiles towards this historical city. According to a military source in Damascus, at least four civilians were killed and another 24 more were wounded when the Islamic State missiles struck the Marjah and Maysat areas. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

New Armenian PM declares ‘unconditional support’ for Karabakh

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:30 P.M.) – The new Prime Minister of Armenia, Nikol Pashinyan, stated during a meeting with the President of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic, Bako Sahakyan, that he fully and unconditionally supports Karabakh. The Armenian Parliament elected Pashinyan to the post of Premier on Tuesday, which was the day before he announced his readiness to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syria condemns Trump’s withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:40 P.M.) – The Syrian government has ‘strongly condemned’ the decision taken by U.S. President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, expressing absolute solidarity with the Islamic Republic. “The Syrian Arab Republic strongly condemns the U.S. President’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. This again proves the U.S. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian military holds Victory Day Parade at Hmaymim Airport

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:15 P.M.) – A military parade was held at the Hmaymim Airport in southwest Latakia, today, to commemorate the 73rd anniversary of Russia’s contribution to defeating Nazi Germany. “On May 9, 2018, a military parade dedicated to the 73rd anniversary of the victory in the Great Patriotic War took place at the Hmaymim […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Astana peace talks to take place on May 14-15

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
The Astana talks on the political settlement in Syria will be held on May 14-15, the press office of Kazakhstan’s Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday. “The Foreign Ministry of Kazakhstan informs that the countries acting as the guarantors of the Astana process have confirmed that the next 9th high-level international meeting on Syria will be […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

VIDEO: Turkish military convoy enters west Aleppo

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:20 P.M.) – A convoy of 60 vehicles for the Turkish Army has entered the western countryside of Aleppo to set up a new observation point. The newly-established point will be set up in al-Rashideen area in accordance with the Astana agreement signed on Oct. 12, 2017 to monitor the ceasefire between the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Jihadist rebels claim attack on Syrian Army that killed 7 soldiers in Daraa

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 P.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham claimed responsibility for the attack two days ago that killed seven Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers in rural Dara’a. According to Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s official media wing, their forces carried out the attack from their positions at 150th Air Defense Regiment near the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Despite claims of ‘unusual Iranian activity’, Israel says its safe for residents to return to work in occupied Golan

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:25 P.M.) – Despite claims of a potential Iranian attack, Israel announced on Wedesday that its safe for residents to return to work in the occupied Golan Heights. “Based on the results of the analysis of the operational situation in the northern district, a decision was made on the possibility of continuing today […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syria: Militant evacuation via Al-Rastan corridor continues

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – The evacuation of militants and their families through the Al-Rastan corridor in Homs province continued on Wednesday morning. Another large convoy of militants and their family members began loading the buses provided by the government this afternoon in order to depart to the northern province of Idlib. While the evacuations […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

GAPS AND SEGREGATION: Mayor de Blasio can't see the light!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 16 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2018Part 3—Offers offensive remark:* Within the context of the New York City schools, what would a "citywide integration plan" actually look like? We aren't entirely sure; in fact, we don't know at all. As we noted yesterday, a plan which magically produced perfect "racial balance" in every school would produce an outcome roughly like this, not adjusting for possible "upscale flight:" *Everyschool NYC:* White kids: 15 percent Black kids: 27 percent Hispanic kids: 41 percent Asian-American kids: 16 percent Low-income kids: 75 percent Would that be helpful for lo... more »

The Irony of Election Fraud: Staggering Election Loss for the West; Huge Win for Lebanon!!

Activist Post at Activist Post - 16 hours ago
Op-Ed by Brett Redmayne-Titley In what can only be considered a staggering loss for Western influence in Lebanon, Hizbullah doubled its seats in the new... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 9, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Photos of Strykers and up-armored Humvees flying U.S. flags were posted on social media over the weekend after the U.S. regional command confirmed that Special Forces troops in northeastern Syria had moved toward Manbij. Photo via Twitter *Military.com*: *US Troops, Carrier Brace for Possible Fallout from Scrapped Iran Deal* A coalition commander expressed confidence Tuesday that U.S. and partnered forces in the Mideast are prepared for any provocations stemming from President Donald Trump's scrapping of the Iran nuclear deal. The estimated 2,000 U.S. troops in Syria and 5,000 in ... more »

Prosecutor Mueller Wants To Know Why A Russian Oligarch Gave $500,000 To President Trump's Lawyer Michael Cohen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti is alleging that a Russian oligarch reimbursed longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen following his payment to the porn star who claims she had an affair with President Trump *Daily Mail:* *Special Prosecutor Mueller quizzes Putin-linked billionaire about $500,000 which Trump lawyer Michael Cohen received AFTER he paid Stormy Daniels hush money* * Stormy Daniels lawyer Michael Avenatti leveled the extraordinary allegations online Tuesday * He says after his own investigation, longtime Trump attorney Michael Cohen got $500,000 from a company co... more »

The Trump Administration Reaps What the Obama Administration Sowed in the Iran Deal

jgoldsmith at Lawfare - 16 hours ago
The particular manner in which President Obama crafted the Iran deal paved the way for President Trump to withdraw from it. Obama made the deal on his own presidential authority, in the face of significant domestic opposition, without seeking or receiving approval from the Senate or the Congress. He was able to do this, and to skirt constitutional requirements for senatorial or congressional consent, because he made the deal as a political commitment rather than a binding legal obligation. As Curt Bradley and I recently explained, a political commitment “imposes no obligation un... more »

Livestream: CIA Director Nominee Gina Haspel Testifies Before Senate Intelligence Committee

mkahn at Lawfare - 16 hours ago
Gina Haspel, the deputy director of the CIA and President Trump’s nominee to head the agency, will testify before the Senate intelligence commitee Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. Eastern on her nomination. Watch the testimony below: Topics: - Intelligence Oversight, - Interrogation: Abuses, - Interrogation: CIA Program, - Appointments, Confirmations & Budgets Tags: - gina haspel [image: Matthew Kahn] Matthew Kahn is an associate editor at Lawfare and a research assistant at the Brookings Institution. Previously, he was a research assistant at the Center on Privacy and ... more »

Make Up Your Minds, Guys

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 17 hours ago
It seems that some Catholic agencies in Canada did not get the memo, which reads in part, "The government has handed us a perfect opportunity for a persecution shit-fit. No Catholic group is to interfere with this martyrgasm."* That opportunity is, of course, the new attestation required for applicants to the Canada Summer Jobs (CSJ) program. The CSJ program will ‎not fund organizations whose primary activities: • involve partisan political activities; or • do not respect – seek to remove or actively undermine – established individual human rights in Canada. Pretty simple, eh? ... more »

Voices From Eastern Ghouta – Video Testimonies Part I

Vanessa Beeley at 21st Century Wire - 17 hours ago
Inside Harjallah IDP camp, close to Eastern Ghouta. 20,000 Syrian civilians have been rehomed here (temporarily) from Eastern Ghouta including Douma. They are provided with food, housing, cleaning materials, water and electricity by the Syrian government and a number of Syrian NGOs. (Photo: Vanessa Beeley) Vanessa Beeley 21st Century Wire When I was in Eastern […]

Brazil’s Anti-Corruption Judge Backs Out of Presidential Race

Lise Alves at The Rio Times - 17 hours ago
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s former Supreme Court Chief Justice, Joaquim Barbosa, announced on Tuesday (May 8th) that he will not be running for the country’s highest seat in October. Barbosa, seen by many as one of the country’s anti-corruption crusader had been thinking of pursuing the Presidency […]

Ipanema: The Heart of Rio de Janeiro’s Beach Living

Contributing Reporter at The Rio Times - 17 hours ago
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – When most people dream of Rio, they probably picture something like Ipanema: a beautiful beach, populated by young and beautiful people, and a lifestyle of casual luxury that still manages to retain its joie de vivre. The beach is the natural center of residents’ lives […]

Mexico: UFOs Recorded in the Skies over Coahuila and Monterrey

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 17 hours ago
*Source: PLANETA UFO and 'Venga la Alegría' (TV show, Canal Azteca, Mexico)Date: 05.08.2018* *Mexico: UFOs Recorded in the Skies over Coahuila and Monterrey* *Researcher Yohanan Díaz presented these images on Tuesday in the 'Venga la Alegría' TV show.* The contributor to El Grafico also made known the material documented by Ross Cantú, considered a extraterrestrial contactee, on the TV program, broadcast on Canal Azetca. On the 'Estan Entre Nosotros' (They Are Among Us) segment of the show, Mr. Díaz presented several photos showing an unidentified flying object as it flew over t... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 17 hours ago
Hi -- I'm back. Thank you again, Yastreblyansky and Crank, for some great work while I was away. A lot happened while I was gone and I'm still trying to sort it all out. For now I'll just address the results of the West Virginia GOP Senate primary. Don Blankenship, the racist felon coal baron, finished third, 15 points behind the winner, Patrick Morrisey. That shouldn't be surprising because the last two public polls, from GOPAC and Fox News, showed Blankenship in third, 8 and 9 points behind the leader, respectively. It *was* surprising because, shortly before the election, Politic...more »

Iran wishes to stay in nuclear deal

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 17 hours ago
*Iran's President Hassan Rouhani gave his reaction below to Trump pulling the US out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. Many believe that Trump is carrying water for Israel and Saudi Arabia which both **badly want war with Iran. Neither of those two nations want to take on Iran alone so the goal is to drag Washington into the fray. All other 'partners' in the deal still support it - China, France, Germany, Russia, and United Kingdom. US military bases today virtually surround Iran.* “This is a psychological war, we won’t allow Trump to win... I’m happy that the pesky being has left th... more »

Trump-Pruitt Nuclear Hit Job On The EPA-American People May Increase Radiation Exposure By 400x; How Quickly Will Everyone Die?

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 17 hours ago
Since the Trump-Pruitt EPA is quoting Calabrese, this appears to be a renewed push to increase the radiation exposure to … Continue reading →

Code Red

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 17 hours ago
Back in February, *New York Times* columnist Tom Friedman issued a code red warning to his readers, writing that Donald Trump was "either compromised by the Russians, or a towering fool." We have yet to discover what the Russians have on Trump. But when the Great Orange Id backed out of the Iran Deal yesterday, he confirmed that he was, indeed, a towering fool. Roger Cohen writes in *The Times:* The nuclear accord, reached in 2015, was a watershed. It was not intended to end Iranian-American enmity, virulent since the 1979 Islamic Revolution, but it did dent dangerous confrontat... more »

An attempt to publish a replication attempt in a Nature journal, part 2

Mante Nieuwland at Retraction Watch - 17 hours ago
Do journals walk the walk when it comes to publishing replications? In the first installment in this series of guest posts, Mante Nieuwland, of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, described a replication attempt of a study in Nature Neuroscience that he and his colleagues carried out. Today, he shares the story of their first … Continue reading An attempt to publish a replication attempt in a Nature journal, part 2


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 17 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin 9/11 Planner, Tortured by C.I.A., Asks to Tell Senators About Gina Haspel Duck Pesticide Disgraced New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman to be replaced by State Solicitor Barbara Underwood My kid used to play baseball with her son. She’s wonderful!!! An Australian state is 'reviewing' its relationship with China's controversial Confucius Institute over fears of covert foreign influence The Philippines is planning a $14 billion 'pollution-free' city that will be larger than Manhattan How Peter Thiel And Palantir Became Key Players In The Iran Deal Why Russia... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 17 hours ago
*On the 19th Anniversary of Columbine—Child Safety Accounts: Protecting Our Children with Freedom * Safety in schools has become of paramount concern to students and parents, especially on days like today, the nineteenth anniversary of the horrific Columbine school shooting. It’s not just school shootings causing this concern, however. It is the bullying, sexual harassment, and assaults many students deal with on a daily basis. With the rise of smartphones and social media, the bullying suffered at school can now follow children anywhere, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 day... more »

Mexico: UFO Sighting at Peña de Bernal

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 17 hours ago
*Source: PLANETA UFO (Argentina) and El Diario de Querétaro (México)Date: 05.08.2018* *Mexico: UFO Sighting at Peña de Bernal* Unidentified Flying Object (UFO) reports are emerging from Pueblo Mágico de Bernal as a consequence of the spring equinox. UFO experts have also detected them in different parts of Chile. Luis Alfonso Lopez, president of the Asociación OVNI Querétaro, said in this regard that photographers and videographers present at the scene of the equinox in Bernal shared images that clearly showed a craft close to the crag. He explained that there are two theories:... more »

First photo of Prince Charles in Athens, meets with British ambassador, specialist in biological and chemical warfare

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 18 hours ago
Hmm.. a familiar character, Panda, the false flag faker, seems to be in attendance at Athens airport….

Prince Charles arrives in Athens. Leading Globalist push for WW3?

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 18 hours ago
Prince Charles has touched down in Athens as he emerges from the shadows as Globalist kingpin ideally placed to orchestrate WW3 tensions between UK, USA and Russia, Iran etc. http://www.zougla.gr/greece/article/stin-a8ina-o-karolos-me-tin-kamila Through his friends, the Rothschilds, Charles has very close links to Kremlin oligarchs like Oleg Deripaska. Through his Greek family links, he also has very close links […]

World reaches crisis point as it emerges Trump, Putin are part of fake USA versus Russia paradigm, pushed by elite to ignite WW3 and install a NWO. Trump, Putin and Kremlin oligarchs are all creatures of the same private banking cartel

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 18 hours ago
As events unfold and new facts emerge in the Russia probe, it is clear Donald Trump really has been funded by Globalist Kremlin oligarchs and obviously to double cross those who recruited him to reboot the Republic. Very interesting interview with William Engdahl about the Kremlin oligarchs as creatures of the private banks. The Kremlin […]

Robert Mueller probes payments by Novartis to Trump’s former lawyer

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 18 hours ago
An explanation for Trump’s enthusiasm for pandemic plans? http://www.businessinsider.com/r-novartis-says-ended-contract-with-firm-linked-to-trump-lawyer-2018-5 https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/ausland/amerika/sonderermittler-mueller-ermittelte-gegen-novartis/story/18245019


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 18 hours ago
A possible timeline of event in the next week or so to send the globe spiralling into nuclear WW3. May 8th Donald Trump announces US withdrawal from Iran nuclear deal May 9th Prince Charles arrives in Greece just as a new UK chief of staff who is a Special Forces operative is appointed, after he has toured a terrorist site […]


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 18 hours ago
*Stanford science reformer Ioannidis exposes himself as incompetent or insincere — take your pick* Steve Milloy I’ve always suspected that Stanford University professor John Ioannidis was only posing as a science reformer. His commentary in PLoS against the EPA science transparency rulemaking validates that. Ioannidis pretends care about the quality of science. He has even published his claim that: "Currently, many published research findings are false or exaggerated, and an estimated 85% of research resources are wasted" Yet in his new article attacking the Trump EPA’s science ... more »

Trump’s Little French Poodle

Brother Nathanael Kapner at The Truthseeker - 18 hours ago
France wants to scratch its mangy colonial itch in Syria and wants a piece of the bone that Israel will throw

Bomber Harris and the Haspel Nomination

Guest Blogger at Balkinization - 18 hours ago
John Fabian Witt Gina Haspel, who testifies today before the Senate seeking confirmation as Director of Intelligence, is not the first American official to confront a past in black ops, torture, and humanitarian law violations. To the contrary, she stands as the latest in a long line of Americans. How we deal with such people speaks volumes not just about them, but about us. The basic conundrum goes back to the very beginnings of the republic. The frontier world of empire and Indian fighting regularly produced sharp controversies over war tactics. No one was more controversial t... more »

Uruguay: Was It A UFO?

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 18 hours ago
*Source: PLANETA UFO and ElPais.comDate: May 8 2018An Article by Magdalena Martinez* Uruguay*: Was it a UFO?* *National authorities mobilize the Flying Object Report Reception & Investigation Committee (CRIDOVNI) after receiving several phone calls. The strange light turned out to be a commercial flight.* The live rebroadcast with which Channel 30 (Punta Cable) of Punta del Este, Uruguay interrupted its transmission displayed a light moving along very slowly, displaying a bizarre shape. A genuine unidentified flying object. The news made the rounds of social media and gave rise... more »

Iran's Nuclear Capability - The American Connection

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 18 hours ago
Thanks to the recent announcements about Iran's nuclear program by Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu and the President of the United States, Donald Trump, the world is now living on the brink of another Middle East conflict. What is rarely discussed is the origin of Iran's nuclear program and how the United States was involved. As you will see in this posting, Iran's nuclear research program didn't begin in a vacuum; the United States and its former key ally in the region, Iran, were closely linked when it came to Iran's developing nuclear capabilities. As you may or may not be aware, o... more »

Tokyo to host meeting for regional trade deal

bilaterals.org - 18 hours ago
09-May-2018 The Japanese government is getting ready to host a meeting for Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.

L'accord de libre-échange avec les pays du Mercosur se rapproche

bilaterals.org - 18 hours ago
09-May-2018 Après sa tournée sud-américaine qui l'a amené dans les quatre membres du Mercosur, le conseiller fédéral Johann Schneider-Ammann a estimé que la Suisse était en bonne voie pour négocier un accord avec ces pays d'Amérique du Sud.

FTA with Singapore detrimental to Sri Lanka: JO

bilaterals.org - 18 hours ago
09-May-2018 The Free Trade Agreement (FTA) signed with Singapore is detrimental to the country because it would allow the flowing in of cheap labour from countries such as India, Pakistan and Bangladesh, the joint opposition said today.

Germany says Vattenfall has no grounds to seek arbitration over nuclear phase-out

bilaterals.org - 18 hours ago
09-May-2018 Swedish utility Vattenfall has no legal grounds to ask a US arbitration court if it can claim 4.7 billion euros from Berlin for forcing it to halt nuclear production, the German government has said.

When religious faith leads to monomaniacal murder

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 18 hours ago
I'm a man of faith, a retired pastor, and I have no intention of changing my beliefs. I can generally get along with almost anyone of any faith (or none), given mutual respect and tolerance. However, when I read a story like this one from Pakistan, it breaks my heart. Bold print is my emphasis. While girls were buried in pre-Islamic period as unwanted creature, cruel souls in Karachi are a step ahead: they kill and throw them at garbage. This nameless girl is not the only victim of barbarity. From January 2017 to April 2018, Edhi foundation and Chhipa Welfare organisation have fo... more »

Yesterday's Election Results

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 18 hours ago
Mostly uninteresting run-of-the-mill candidates who will make no difference to anyone won their primaries, but not entirely. Let's start with some good news in North Carolina. Durham County has just over 310,000 people, one of North Carolina's most populous. Last night the county elected the first African-American in its history, Clarence Birkhead, who beat the racist incumbent , Mike Andrews. And he beat him in a landslide-- 69-31%. Birkhead vowed to not cooperate with ICE and to get guns off the streets. There were no statewide races. There were two Republican primaries which sa... more »

Isaeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Meets Russian President Putin In Moscow

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
*Jerusalem Post:* *Netanyahu meets Putin in Moscow, attends victory day ceremony* "In light of what is happening in Syria at this moment, it is necessary to ensure the continued security coordination between the Russian army and the Israel Defense Forces." Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stood alongside Russian President Vladimir Putin and Serbian President Alexander Vujcic at a parade in Moscow's Red Square commemorating the 73rd anniversary of the Russian victory over Nazi Germany on Wednesday. President Putin had personally invited Prime Minister Netanyahu to participate a... more »

A Closer Look At The Armored Vehicles That Were Present At This Year's Russian Victory Day Parade In Moscow

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 18 hours ago
T-34-85 Main Battle Tank *Army Recognition*: *Analysis Pictures : Victory Day Parade 2018 Russia Combat vehicles - armored - air-defense systems - tanks * Analysis and Pictures by Army Recognition online defense and security magazine editorial team about all the new military equipment, armored, main battle tanks and air-defense systems at the Russian Victory Day parade 2018 in Moscow, Russia. The annual parade takes place on May 9 and marks the Allied victory in World War II on the Eastern Front, on the same day as the signing of the German act of capitulation to the Allies in Berl... more »

Improving the White House Plans for Presidential Inability

jrogan at Lawfare - 18 hours ago
Credit: Wikimedia/Ad Meskens After John Hinckley, Jr. shot President Ronald Reagan and three others outside the Washington Hilton Hotel in 1981, confusion reigned. Reagan was rushed to emergency surgery and Vice President George H.W. Bush was difficult to reach aboard Air Force Two. A Soviet nuclear submarine was moving closer to the United States, but senior officials in the Situation Room quibbled over who was in command of the military. Secretary of State Alexander Haig announced to the press that he was “in charge,” even though he was not next in the line of succession. Then-W... more »

Trump Violates the Iran Nuclear Deal — Ignoring U.S. and Israeli Generals Who Support It

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 19 hours ago
Trump Violates the Iran Nuclear Deal — Ignoring U.S. and Israeli Generals Who Support It by MEHDI_HASAN, https://theintercept.com/ SO HE’S FINALLY done it. Having spent the past three years denouncing the Iran nuclear deal as “horrible,” “disastrous,” and “insane,” Donald Trump arrived in the Diplomatic Room of the White House on Tuesday afternoon to formally announce that “the […]

Exhibition in Rio Commemorates Brazil’s Abolition of Slavery

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 19 hours ago
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Tuesday, May 8th, Arquivo Nacional (Brazil’s National Archives) in Centro opened the exhibit “130 anos da Abolição da Escravatura” (130 Years of the Abolition of Slavery). Running though Saturday, May 11th, visitors will have the opportunity to check rare historical documents from 1888, but […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 19 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Wednesday, and below there is a list of bars and pubs that are always a good option. PARTY: Jungle Free (Botafogo) – Tonight, the Jungle Free party invites you to dance all night long, with DJ Dudu Oliveira spinning the hottest pop rock hits. What’s more, there […]

Russia Showcases Its Armaments At This Year's Annual Victory Day Parade

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Putin warns the world that 'peace is very fragile' as Russia stages huge show of military force at annual Victory Day parade* * Russia is celebrating the 73rd anniversary of the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany in World War II * The event is traditionally when the country displays its military might but Putin held out olive branch to West * Russian President said that his nation is 'open to dialogue on all different aspects of global security' Vladimir Putin today held out an olive branch to the West as he staged a massive military show of force in Red Squar... more »

Donald Trump and the Sex Industry

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 19 hours ago
Originally posted on Mining Awareness + : “Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence, Volume 1 | Issue 1 Article 11, December…

Eugenicist Globalist kingpin Prince Charles to arrive in an hour in Greece, to meet with Alexis Tsipras at 4 30 pm local time

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 20 hours ago
Plans for multiple false flags to spark WW3 that need to be finalised? http://www.sport-fm.gr/article/epikairotita/stin-athina-o-karolos-kai-i-kamila/3520422

Senate panel says no evidence Russian hackers changed voter tallies in 2016, but scanned databases for vulnerabilities

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 20 hours ago
From USA Today There is no evidence that Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election affected the actual vote count, according to the first installment of the Senate Intelligence Committee’s Russia report, released Tuesday. “The Committee has not seen any evidence that vote tallies were manipulated or that voter registration information was deleted or modified,” […]

Alex Jones condemns Trump for breaking election pledge and stoking WW3 tensions

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 20 hours ago
From Infowars https://www.infowars.com/video-iran-military-base-in-syria-attacked/ An Iranian military base in Syria was attacked on Tuesday, Fox News reported. https://www.facebook.com/plugins/video.php?href=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.facebook.com%2FAlexanderEmerickJones%2Fvideos%2F10156510834818459%2F&show_text=0&width=560 At least nine people died in the attack, Rami Abdel Rahman, director of the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights in Britain, told AFP. The report could not be independently confirmed by Fox News. The military compound that was hit […]

British forces black ops “false flag” specialist appointed new UK army chief of staff

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 20 hours ago
The Telegraph By Harry Yorke, Political Correspondent 9 May 2018 • 10:03am The former director of Britain’s special forces responsible for leading the hunt for Osama bin Laden is set to be named as the new head of the Army today. Lieutenant-General Mark Carleton-Smith is due to replace General Sir Nick Carter as chief of […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 20 hours ago
Just as the Russia probe is closing in on Donald Trump, he announced the withdrawl of America out of the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday, and plans for sanctions on Teheran, breaking his election pledge to run as an anti interventionist. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/08/donald-trump-announces-decision-iran-nuclear-deal-live-updates/ Israel, Trump’s proxy, immediately afterwards fired missiles at a base in Syria with […]

Trump’s lawyer funnelled payments from Russian oligarch to Stormy Daniels, says her lawyer. Michael Cohen could also be a conduit for Russian money to pay off Sean Hannity

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 20 hours ago
Donald Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen is emerging as a conduit of funds from Russian oligarchs and companies to the Trump campaign. Cohen may have not just channelled Russian money to pay off Stormy Daniels but also to pay Fox News commentator and pro Trump supporter Sean Hannity, who, as it turned out, is also Cohen’ client. […]

BREAKING: Putin – Russia Needs To Break-Away From The Dollar!

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 20 hours ago
Russia plans to strengthen its economic sovereignty and move away from an “unreliable” and “dangerous” dollar monopoly

Fresh footage from brutal battle for Yarmouk Camp

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) reportedly gained ground at the militant-held Yarmouk Refugee Camp south of Damascus on Tuesday. Footage shows ongoing fighting after ground forces and tanks had been deployed against self-proclaimed Islamic State (IS; formerly ISIL/ISIS) militants. Evacuation deals between the Syrian government and other opposition groups have […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

At least 8 Iranians allegedly killed in Israeli airstrike over southwest Damascus: monitor

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:55 P.M.) – At least eight Iranians were killed in the Israeli attack that occurred last night in the southwestern countryside of Damascus, the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) alleged this morning. The SOHR report also claimed that the death toll from the Israeli attack had risen to 15; however, this […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army, Russian forces secure strategic city in Deir Ezzor after weeks of fighting

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) managed to secure the strategic city of Al-Mayadeen after weeks of fighting the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist group in the vast Badiyya area of western Deir Ezzor. Supported by the Russian Aerospace Forces’ attack choppers, the Syrian Army’s 5th Legion was able to drive […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Houthi forces strike Saudi capital with barrage of missiles

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:20 P.M.) – The Houthi forces launched several missiles into the Saudi capital of Riyadh this afternoon, causing several loud explosions throughout the city. According to the Yemen-based Masirah TV, the rocket battalion of the Houthi forces struck several Saudi “economic targets” with a plethora of ballistic missiles. Saudi state-owned Al-Arabiya TV contrasted […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Desperate ISIS terrorists unleash several missiles on residents of Damascus

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:10 P.M.) – The so-called “Islamic State” (ISIS) launched several missiles towards the residential neighborhoods of Damascus, today, after the terrorist group suffered a series of losses at the hands of the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their Palestinian allies. In an act of desperation, the Islamic State launched their missiles towards the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Iran: Rouhani will stay in nuclear deal despite US withdrawal

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said that Iran would remain in the nuclear deal, despite US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the 2015 agreement, in a televised address from Tehran on Tuesday. “If at the end of this short period we conclude that, with the co-operation of the five remaining countries, we can achieve […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army keeps rolling in southern Damascus as ISIS clings onto last areas (map)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:50 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA), alongside their Palestinian allies, resumed their large-scale offensive in southern Damascus, today, striking the Islamic State’s (ISIS) positions inside the Yarmouk Camp and Hajar Al-Aswad. Led by their 42nd Brigade (4th Division) and 105th Brigade (Republican Guard), the Syrian Arab Army continued their advance in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US intel reportedly suspects Iranian Forces might strike Israel soon

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
CNN has cited several US intelligence sources as saying that Iran is allegedly on the verge of attacking Israel, but that it is unclear when the attack could be staged. “If there is an attack it might not be immediately clear it’s Iran,” one of the sources noted. Representatives of the US-led coalition fighting jihadists […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Andrew Versus Andrew

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 20 hours ago
By Anne Dachel Mark [Blaxill] stated ‘You can’t make America great with all these sick children and more coming’. Trump shook his head and agreed.” Andrew Wakefield: [Talking about his conversation with Donald Trump] "We went on to discuss the...

Moscow. The Victory Parade on Red Square on May 9, 2018. Live broadcast

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 21 hours ago
This morning's Victory Day parade in Moscow. Hour-long video with latest weapons appearing from 49 minutes and flypast at 58 minutes (in Russian)

The Unraveling

LL at Virtual Mirage - 21 hours ago
*Oh, the Horror* Kanye West escaped the Democratic plantation and people are losing their minds. (more here) West gave black people permission to like Donald Trump and it's creating some difficulties among the Party of Inclusion. West isn't the only one. Diamond and Silk (pictured left) have also come out as voices of reason in favor of President Trump and the progressive movement is not amused. Facebook threw them off the platform as did Twitter. As I type this, they're being allowed back onto Facebook because of the public outcry. Lynnette Hardaway and Rochelle Richardson, popul... more »

America Planned to Break "Iran Nuclear Deal" Years Before Signing It

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 21 hours ago
*May 9, 2018* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - The so-called "Iran Nuclear Deal," officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) signed on 2015 now under threat by a backtracking US - was billed at the time of its signing as a historic agreement that provided a path forward towards peace between the US and Iran. The BBC in an October 2017 article titled, "Iran nuclear deal: Key details," would even go as far as claiming: * The 2015 nuclear deal struck between Iran and six world powers - the US, UK, Russia, France, China, and Germany - was the signature foreign policy... more »

‘Benjatrump Boltonyahu’: U.S. and Israel Escalate War Rhetoric After Trump Scraps Iran Nuclear Deal, Hezbollah Gains in Lebanese Elections

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 21 hours ago
*21WIRE + Daniel McAdams* | For Iran, it's now officially Bibi and Trump, with a side of Bolton.

Trump’s speech validates Giuliani’s Iranian regime change statements

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 21 hours ago
Giuliani revealed the true reason why Trump wants out of the Iran nuclear deal More The post Trump’s speech validates Giuliani’s Iranian regime change statements appeared first on The Duran.

Is The Pentagon Hiding From Congress Its True Mission In A Niger Ambush Last October That Ended In The Deaths Of Four U.S. Soldiers?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
A U.S. Army Special Forces weapons sergeant observes as a Nigerien soldier bounds forward while practicing buddy team movement drills during Exercise Flintlock 2017 in Diffa, Niger, March 11, 2017. (Spc. Zayid Ballesteros/Army) *Defense News:* *Did military hide the real mission of the Niger ambush from Congress?* WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine is accusing the military of hiding from Congress its true mission in a Niger ambush last October that ended in the deaths of four American Green Berets. Following a classified briefing from senior Defense Department officials to the Sena... more »

Talking Real Magic | Dr Dean Radin

cefrith@hotmail.com at Charles Frith - 22 hours ago
Abracadabra Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced

"Every Great Dream..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 23 hours ago
“Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.” - Harriet Tubman

This is one of the most important emails - heading for a catastrophe

Geoff Brown at The Australian Climate Sceptics Blog - 23 hours ago
*Email from John Droz Jr* Image Source Wind energy is unpredictable and uncontrollable This is a MAJOR update of a quick email I sent on Sunday to some select NYS contacts. Although it is about New York State, it directly applies to most other states, as well as most other countries. (Ed - my bold) In a nutshell, this is one of the most important emails I have EVER sent you… Here is a fascinating and revealing news article behind a paywall that I’m alerting you to. It is about just a few of the complications that will result from NYS’s Clean Energy Standard (CES). It discusses, the ... more »

U.S. Air Force Grounds All Aircraft For One Day For Safety Review

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*Air Force Times:* *After string of fatal crashes, Air Force orders safety stand down* In the wake of a series of troubling aircraft mishaps and crashes ― several of which have been fatal ― Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein has ordered a one-day safety stand down for all flying and maintenance wings. “I am directing this operational safety review to allow our commanders to assess and discuss the safety of our operations and to gather feedback from our airmen who are doing the mission every day,” Goldfein said in the Tuesday news release. The Air Force said the service “... more »

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 23 hours ago
*by Noah* MAGA hat-wearing Kanye West, who recently expressed his love for Trump and called slavery "a choice" has apparently adopted being an uncle tom as part of a marketing plan to reach a new audience. Good luck with that, Kanye. You may find your new audience more than a bit frustrating, though.

Don't Trash the Nuclear Deal! With Pat Buchanan

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
I never forget that the president has available real Intel far ahead of anyone else. What he has done is begin the renegotiation and opened the door to real action. In the meantime he is destroying any Iranian Nuclear assets on the ground in Syria and showing the other side that they are liars. What he has done is throw away the artificial schedule that came with the Iran Deal. It is always going to be now. The Mullahs have had some relief. That ends. It is all about those mullahs who have zero legitimacy as a ruling body. Whatever whiff of support they once enjoyed is... more »

Middle school offers Meditation and Calm space to Avoid suspensions

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
This is all tentative still, but we actually have much of the know how to deal with these behavioral problems. In practice though it needs to start with the teachers who need to implement the appropriate responses and systems. Not least of course, establishing a daily meditation practice so the children know how and respect it. All this allows the child to separate himself from the random impulses thrown at him by his own mind. go at it long enough and our whole culture matures much quicker.. Again i do repeat, the knowledge exists and it is already widely distributed. It ev... more »

The Monster Down the Trail

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
This is a discovery of the dening area of a Giant Sloth. Two animal corpses are laid out for maggot harvesting and the Giant Sloth reacted to scare of interlopers as was also reported in another similar situation in which folks died. Without understanding the lifeway of the Giant sloth this story is impossible to understand. It is not a Bigfoot. That it was knocking down trees was to scare what was a fairly large group of boys. It worked of course. And under no circumstances do you go in there alone. We get clear confirmation that it took a cow and a deer. The cow likely we... more »

The Myth They Used to Pass Canada's Universal Healthcare

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
Interesting commentary here and well worth the read. The current regime is working poorly enough and is a cash cow for the insurance industry which contributes nothing let alone mitigating risk at all. They actually attempt to monetize the industry to provide offsetting bonds. The evolution of the cooperative approach was aborted early on but needs a revisit. I would use the circle of healing approach in which we design simple clinics that have a treatment gym along with a treatment space which is manned by a recognized professional and an apprentice trainer.. At say ... more »

Quo vadis Armenia?

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 23 hours ago
Now that Pashinyan has the power that he sought, what will he do with it? More The post Quo vadis Armenia? appeared first on The Duran.

Intellectual Conformity: EAST vs WEST

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 1 day ago
Some very interesting and politically incorrect ideas here on race, culture and the ability to think outside of the box

In Rural America, the Postal Service Is Already Collapsing

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 1 day ago
The end of the American Empire is in sight and it won’t end with a bang but with a whimper

Trump abandons ‘defective’ Iran nuclear deal, will revive sanctions

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 1 day ago
As expected, Trump has pulled out of the nuclear deal. No doubt pleasing Israel and Saudi Arabia but alienating many European allies

Anti-Semitism. Orchestrated Offensive against Jeremy Corbyn in the UK

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 1 day ago
For months Jeremy Corbyn has been the target of a relentless media campaign alleging he was turning a blind eye to anti-Semitism

ThinkProgress Smears Investigative Journalist for Questioning Douma Gas Attack

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 1 day ago
ThinkProgress implied the network he worked for, One America News Network, was a "far-right, pro-Trump media outlet"

Ethnically Driven Terrorist Murders In Mali Might Spark A Regional Meltdown

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 1 day ago
The overarching geostrategic significance of the latest slaughter in Mali is that it proves that the conflict between two ethnic groups and their most militantly active organizations is heating up and has the very dangerous potential of spilling across the border into the ultra-fragile state of Niger. The post Ethnically Driven Terrorist Murders In Mali Might Spark A Regional Meltdown appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Butter Over Guns In Russia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
© Sputnik / Alexei Druzhinin *Fred Weir, CSM: **To pay for a 'Russia first' agenda, Putin takes ax to military spending* Inaugurated for his fourth official term as Russia's president Monday, Vladimir Putin surprised many by declaring what sounds like a “Russia first” program: a relentless focus on domestic development, to be partially paid for by sharp cuts in defense spending. It may sound contrary to Western perceptions of Russia's global intentions. But the priorities listed in the new Kremlin strategic program suggest that Mr. Putin has decided to use what seems likely to be ... more »

Jordan’s Foreign Minister warns of Middle East arms race without Iran Deal

Jordan’s Foreign Minister, Ayman al-Safadi, spoke in Germany just a day prior to US President Donald Trump withdrawing from the Iran nuclear deal, cautioning that it could create an arms race in the region. Safadi was meeting with leaders from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s “grand coalition” government in Germany before he made the remarks. “If […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Trump: Iran nuclear deal is 'defective at its core,' announces US withdrawing from global agreement. https://t.co/I16hztmGz7 — The Associated Press (@AP) May 8, 2018 AFP map of Iran and the Middle East region with military and economic data @AFPgraphics pic.twitter.com/BspD6EbjM5 — AFP news agency (@AFP) May 9, 2018 Pompeo arrives in North Korea; Trump cites hope for detainees https://t.co/aSbKz9IJZw — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May 9, 2018 Argentina seeks financial aid from IMF https://t.co/uDpLHpLLq4 — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) May 8, 2018 Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has dest... more »

Do Most Arab Youths See The U.S. As A Threat?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Axios:* *Arab youth see the U.S. as an enemy* Arab youth now view the United States primarily as an adversary, according to an annual survey of 18-24 year olds in 16 Arab states. Why it matters: The U.S. has held a presence in many of these countries for years, but the latest Burson-Marsteller Arab Youth Survey reveals a dramatic shift in how youth in the region view America: 57% of those surveyed this year see the U.S. as an enemy, and 35% consider the U.S. an ally. That's almost a complete reversal of the numbers from 2016. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor:* I am always skeptical... more »

West of Eden: Deal Away

Yastreblyansky at No More Mister Nice Blog - 1 day ago
Chahar Bagh School, or School of Sultan Hossein's Mother, Isfahan, 19th-century drawing by Pascal Coste, via Wikipedia. Money quote, for my money, from the press questions after Trump's announcement: REPORTER: Mr. President, how does this make America safer? How does this make America safer? TRUMP: Thank you very much. This will make America much safer. Thank you very much. Oh, *that's* how. In a much kind of way. Not somewhat or a bit. It's the muchness, stupid. I didn't listen to the speech, but the way folks were describing his delivery (somebody on Twitter said he was "readin... more »

History: "The Battle of Watling Street"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"The Battle of Watling Street" by Wikipedia "In AD 43, Rome invaded south-eastern Britain. The conquest was gradual. While some kingdoms were defeated militarily and occupied, others remained nominally independent as allies of the Roman empire. One such people was the Iceni in what is now Norfolk. Their king, Prasutagus, secured his independence by leaving his lands jointly to his daughters and to the Roman emperor, Nero, in his will. But when he died, in 61 or shortly before, his will was ignored. The Romans seized his lands and violently humiliated his family: his widow, Boudica,... more »

"Let Him Come Out As I Do..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Don't think of retiring from the world until the world will be sorry that you retire. I hate a fellow whom pride or cowardice or laziness drive into a corner, and who does nothing when he is there but sit and growl. Let him come out as I do, and bark." ~ Samuel Johnson

"A Blessing"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"A Blessing" * “May you awaken to the mystery of being here and enter the quiet immensity of your own presence. May you have joy and peace in the temple of your senses. May you receive great encouragement when new frontiers beckon. May you respond to the call of your gift and find the courage to follow its path. May the flame of anger free you from falsity. May warmth of heart keep your presence aflame and may anxiety never linger about you. May your outer dignity mirror an inner dignity of soul. May you take time to celebrate the quiet miracles that seek no attention. May you be cons... more »

"The Philosophy Of Being"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* "The Philosophy Of Being"* By E D Detetcheverrie "Outrageous to some, clarifying for others, a strange conversation meant to provoke further thought. Now I know why they explain it in metaphors. The truth seems surreal. We are inadequate to describe it concisely. Ask not if you have strayed from the path; there is only one path, one way, and you are always on it... *Do they call it enlightenment because there is a light?* It is not mere photons, and light is only one part of it. *Who is in charge of it all?* Yes, we are. *Do the wicked receive their just reward?* We shall all, u... more »

New drought record- no tornadoes so far this year in Oklahoma

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Oklahoma tornado drought to start 2018. By Tom Di Liberto If there is one state in the country that immediately conjures up images of tornadoes, it has to be Oklahoma. After all, it’s the home to NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center and the National Severe Storms Laboratory, and it’s located…

No, North America’s Climate Boundary Did Not Move East

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on PA Pundits - International: From the team at CFACT ~ The mainstream media have been flooding readers with claims that global warming is shifting North American climate boundaries. Specifically, the media this past month have uncritically reported on a paper by climate alarmists claiming a climate barrier east of the Rockies has…

Kicking away the energy ladder – How environmentalism destroys hope for the poorest

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: There is a new white-paper out from The GWPF that illustrates the damage being done to people in poorer countries by environmentalists’ obsession with decarbonization in their imaginary quest to stave off global warming. As Dr. John Christy once said: “Without energy, life is brutal and short” The…

The Biggest Deception in the Human Caused Global Warming Deception

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest Opinion: Dr. Tim Ball It is likely that every year annual variance in the amount of water vapour in the atmosphere exceeds the warming effects of human CO2. I can’t prove it, but nobody can disprove it with any reasonable measure of evidence because there is insufficient…

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
F/A-18 fighter jets are seen on the flight deck of the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, May 5, 2018. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis *WNU Editor:* The above picture is form this photo-gallery .... *Navy jets fly sorties against IS in Syria* (Reuters).

A Remarkably Clear Video On Global Warming “Issues”

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 1 day ago
A real Scientist tears apart "Global Warming" is simple clear language and direct questions. Continue reading →

China Now Controls The South China Sea (Updated)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) Navy warships and fighter jets take part in a military display in the South China Sea, April 12, 2018. Photo: Reuters/Stringer *Asia Times*: *Short of war, China now controls South China Sea* Beijing's new missile deployment to contested land features has tilted the maritime area's balance of power in its favor. Will the US respond? Tensions in the South China Sea are on the boil again amid new reports that China has deployed advanced missiles to land features in the disputed maritime area. According to new reports, China has installed sever... more »

When Extremist Online Recruiters Get Close To Home

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
My neighbor is in synch with Bernie's views but she's a personal friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton and she voted for Hillary in 2016. So did her son. Her son, who's in his 40s, is sorry he did. After the election he changed his mind and is now firmly committed to Trump. How firmly? He's a well-educated and talented guy and believes Trump is using the things he writes in his speeches. Writes? Yes, he halted his cable connection-- thinking mainstream TV is controlled by liberals-- and now gets all his info from some very extreme right/extreme Trump internet sites. And he writes fo... more »

Ohio voters make conservative choices in governor's primary – picking DeWine, Cordray

Nathaniel Swigger, Associate Professor of Political Science, The Ohio State University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 1 day ago
In this speed read, a political scientist from Ohio State University ponders an ideological shift in the May 8 gubernatorial primary.

11 Things You Need To Delete From Your Facebook Right Now.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 1 day ago
11 Things You Need To Delete From Your Facebook Right Now – Collective Evolution http://www.collective-evolution.com/2018/05/05/11-things-you-need-to-delete-from-your-facebook-right-now/ Advertisements

How Far Should Science Go to Create Lifesaving Replacement Organs?

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 1 day ago
How Far Should Science Go to Create Lifesaving Replacement Organs? https://undark.org/article/dilemma-science-ethics-organ-farming/

China Watch 27, How many islands the PH has?

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 1 day ago
A friend sent me this meme, I posted it in my fb wall with this note: *Old Q: How many islands in the PH? * *Old clarification: High tide or low tide?* *New clarification, this... * *(and the joke is on us)* Many people commented and shared it, nice. Some trolls came, posted their own meme with quotes like *"you want Duterte to attack those islands?" * That comment can only come from paranoid and even idiotic minds. The choices for weaker states are not going to war, bombing the bigger bully, appeasing the bully, no. The more rational choices are largely international diplomacy, i... more »

Syria Blames Israel for Strike Near Damascus; Target Was “Iranian Missiles Aimed at Israel”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
This “Iranian Missiles Aimed at Israel” is propaganda BULLSHIT IMO. If Syria and Iran are such war mongering nations out to destroy Israel why haven’t they launched any attacks after more than 100 airstrikes by Israel? It is Zionist war propaganda. – Syria and Iran do not possess nuclear weapons. Zionist ‘666’ Israel has 200-400 nuclear […]

Reactivation of 2nd Fleet: The US Navy’s New Command Puts Russia in the Crosshairs

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
US military Technology Published on May 7, 2018 Amid heightened tensions with Russia, the US Navy announced Friday the re-establishment of the US Second Fleet which will be responsible for Naval forces along the East Coast and in the northern Atlantic Ocean. The areas are seen as critical to counter the rising threat of Russia and […]

Israel Threatens to Topple Assad If Iran Retaliates Over Recent Israeli Strikes

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Israel Threatens to Topple Assad If Iran Retaliates Over Recent Israeli Strikes by Jason Ditz , http://original.antiwar.com/ Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz, a member of the nation’s security cabinet, warned Israel would “topple” Syrian President Bashar Assad if Iran strikes Israeli territory. He said any Iran action would mean Assad’s “end and the end of his regime.” – There has […]

Nearly 50 Palestinians Murdered by Israelis Since March 30

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
PressTV Published on May 6, 2018 Israeli forces have shot to death two Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. Israeli officials say the two along with another suspect were trying to cross over the so-called buffer zone. They claimed the Palestinians had plans to damage QUOTE security infrastructure. Gaza Health Ministry has confirmed the deaths. Israel has […]

Buchanan: Don’t Trash the Nuclear Deal!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Buchanan: Don’t Trash the Nuclear Deal! by Patrick J. Buchanan, http://buchanan.org/blog/ This next week may determine whether President Trump extricates us from that cauldron of conflict that is the Middle East, as he promised, or plunges us even deeper into these forever wars. – Friday will see the sixth in a row of weekly protests at […]

Ron Paul: Congress To Green-Light Perpetual Global War?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RonPaulLibertyReport Published on May 8, 2018 The new, bi-partisan authorization for the use of military force (AUMF) introduced by Senators Kaine and Corker is billed as evidence that Congress is finally taking its Constitutional war-making authority seriously. This could not be further from the truth. Congress is about to grant the president “forever war” power and […]

Neocons, Netanyahu Want Military Confrontation with Iran: Ron Paul

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Neocons, Netanyahu Want Military Confrontation with Iran: Ron Paul by http://www.presstv.com/ The American neoconservative and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu don’t want to see another nuclear sanctions waiver for Iran, because they want military confrontation with the Islamic Republic, former US congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul says. – In a tweet on Monday, US President Donald Trump […]

Pilger: Why Are We Threatening Iran?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT UK Published on May 8, 2018 “Why is an anachronism like Israel allowed to have its impunity?” John Pilger – johnpilger.com​ asks Going Underground​’s Afshin Rattansi​ why we’re threatening Iran. end

US Demands Cancellation of Venezuelan Election

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT Published on May 7, 2018 The United States has sanctioned three Venezuelans and 20 companies said to have ties to President Nicolas Maduro, accusing them of narcotics trafficking activity. U.S. Vice President Mike Pence called for other nations to join in increasing pressure on Venezuela. end

Iran Ready for the Most Dangerous Scenarios: IRGC

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
PressTV Published on May 8, 2018 A senior commander of Iran’s Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) says the Iranian nation is prepared for the “most dangerous scenarios of threats” against Iran as US President Donald Trump is expected to announce a decision on the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran. end

Iran Will Remain in Nuclear Deal, US Withdrawal Illegal – Rouhani

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
These actions by Iran show they are peaceful people. Contrast this with Zionist ‘666’ Israel’s actions: – 1. Constantly lying about their 200-400 nuclear bombs and nuclear weapons program. 2. Caught attempting to sell nuclear weapons to South Africa. 3. Refuses to sign the Nuclear Non Proliferation Treaty (NNPT) which Iran has signed. 4. Deployed […]

Israeli Military on ‘High Alert’, Reservists and Bomb Shelters Primed Over Iran Activity in Syria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The sheeple thinks it is war between: Israel vs Syria/Iran. In reality, it is war between: Satan and his minions vs the Rest of Humanity. This coming WW3 is really about laying the foundation for the coming of the Man of Sin, the Anti-Christ who will conquer the world with peace via a peace treaty […]

Israel Deploys Troops To Syrian Border After Detecting “Unusual Movements Of Iranian Forces”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Did Syria attack Israel after the more than 100 times of airstrikes by Israel: NO! Has Iran attacked Israel: NO! The aggressor is Zionist ‘666’ Israel, the Satanic counterfeit. Why would Syria or Iran attacked Israel who has 200-400 nuclear bombs and is backed by USA with thousands (if not ten thousands) and NATO with […]

Israel Launches Air Strike On Iran Base Near Damascus

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
This ‘Iran military base’ in Syria smells like BS. Are there Iranians assisting Assad in the fight against ISIS: YES. Are the Iranians building bases to launch a war against Israel: I don’t think so. Ie. Zionist ‘666’ Israel, the Satanic counterfeit, is using a false pretext to attack Syria. It is attempting to ignite […]

Trump Withdraws from Nuclear Deal, Promises Iran ‘Highest Level’ of Sanctions, ‘Bigger Problems’ If Nuclear Research Continues

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Trump Withdraws from Nuclear Deal, Promises Iran ‘Highest Level’ of Sanctions, ‘Bigger Problems’ If Nuclear Research Continues by https://www.rt.com/ President Donald Trump has promised the highest level of sanctions on Iran after announcing that US is leaving the nuclear deal. He promised Tehran “bigger problems than it has ever had before” if it develops nuclear weapons. […]

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo Has Arrived In Pyongyang

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail:** Trump reveals Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is meeting Kim Jong-un within hours to finalize plans for peace summit* * President Donald Trump hailed progress with North Korea as he announced he was pulling out of the Iran nuclear deal * He revealed his CIA director Mike Pompeo is en route to the hermetic nation * He said 'plans are being made, relationships are building' * By contrast he called Iran a 'murderous regime' * Talks are 'in preparation for my upcoming meeting with Kim Jong-un' President Donald Trump hailed the emergence of new 'relationships' being forg... more »

Does Legalizing Marijuana Necessitate Euthanizing Pot-Sniffing Dogs?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 1 day ago
Arguments made by one sheriff opposed to legalized marijuana are dubious and disputed by police departments that have dealt with legal weed.

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Fists Of Fury’ By Kamasi Washington

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 1 day ago
Jazz musician Kamasi Washington reworked the theme for Bruce Lee’s “Fists Of Fury” film into a theme for the movement for black lives. The song appears on Washington’s forthcoming double album, “Heaven and Earth,” as part of the “Earth side” that he says will represent the world as he sees The post Protest Song Of The Week: ‘Fists Of Fury’ By Kamasi Washington appeared first on Shadowproof.

X22 Report, “Banks Are Preparing For An Economic Catastrophe”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
X22 Report, “Banks Are Preparing For An Economic Catastrophe” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi_aiZyGJzo

Commentaries And Analysis On The U.S. Withdrawal From The Iran Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Reuters:* *Special Briefing: U.S. withdraws from Iran nuclear deal* President Donald Trump has made his decision. The United States is going to withdraw from what he called Tuesday a "defective deal" – the multinational agreement to stop Iran from building nuclear weapons. Reuters Commentary has enlisted leading thinkers to address the global implications of Trump's dramatic course of action. Trump's decision "significantly increases the chances of war" – and that may be exactly what he wants, says State Department veteran Peter Van Buren. *Read more* .... *Commentaries And A... more »

Israel launches missile strike against Syria after Trump cancels Iran deal – reports

Matfey Shaheen at The Duran - 1 day ago
A Syrian base was reportedly struck after Israeli troops were stationed on 'high alert' More The post Israel launches missile strike against Syria after Trump cancels Iran deal – reports appeared first on The Duran.

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