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Thomas Paine

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

Thursday, May 10, 2018

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Gates and Zuckerberg Take Direct Aim at Children

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 12 hours ago
Bill Gates began his purchased reforms of education policy and practices in 2000, and his repeated failures in this arena have not altered his determination to turn American schools into technology-dependent, business-modeled training camps, to turn American teachers into disposable contract middle managers who are laser-focused on the bottom line--test scores, and to convert children into eager culturally-sterilized recipients of the global economic mindset of personal sacrifice toward an eventual corporate reward. Of course, what I mean by "failure" needs some explaining, for not... more »

‘Our Students Deserve Better’: Teacher Strike Hits Colorado

Michael Arria at Shadowproof - 12 hours ago
On May 7, teachers in Colorado’s Pueblo District 60 went on strike after the state’s Department of Labor and Employment declined to intervene in a dispute over salaries and school funding. It’s the first teacher strike in Colorado since 1994. The strike came just days after teachers from over two The post ‘Our Students Deserve Better’: Teacher Strike Hits Colorado appeared first on Shadowproof.

War On Cash Goes into Full Effect — Purchases Over $10,000 ILLEGAL in Australia

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: cash] As government attempts to track every purchase to increase their power, Australia is spearheading this war on cash by outlawing any purchases in cash over $10,000. The post War On Cash Goes into Full Effect — Purchases Over $10,000 ILLEGAL in Australia appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Autistic 5th-Grader Handcuffed, Arrested for Playing With ‘Imaginary Gun’ at School

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 12 hours ago
[image: school] An autistic 5th-grader's imagination led to his subsequent handcuffing and arrest after he was seen "brandishing an imaginary rifle" at his school. The post Autistic 5th-Grader Handcuffed, Arrested for Playing With ‘Imaginary Gun’ at School appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Woman Angry at Utility Worker, Leaves Him Suspended in Lift

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
Police in New Jersey say a woman got angry at a cable TV worker and left him stranded in the air.

Execution matters

Keith at musingsofanoldfart - 12 hours ago
Very early in the Trump presidency, he signed an executive order to institute a travel ban. It was so poorly conceived, vetted, communicated and staged, its disastrous rollout was canceled in a couple of days. A key example was he … Continue reading →

Is Iranian General Qasem Soleimani The Next President Of Iran?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Iranian General Qassem Soleimani *Rohollah Faghihi, Al-Monitor*: *Iranians may turn to ‘military president’ as nuclear deal collapses* Ever since Donald Trump’s victory in the 2016 US presidential election, Iranian hard-liners have been jubilant about his pledges to kill the nuclear deal — the signature achievement of moderate President Hassan Rouhani. Now, Trump has finally handed a precious gift to his foes in Tehran. On May 8, after months of threats, Trump announced a US withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). He had warned his European allies that if t... more »

A moral, ethical and behavioral quandary

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 12 hours ago
I note that members of the BDSM community (involving such unsavory topics as bondage, discipline, dominance and submission, sadism & masochism) are frustrated by the publicity surrounding the resignation of New York State Attorney-General Eric Schneiderman. Many members of what’s widely known as the kink community are outraged that Eric Schneiderman, in resigning as New York’s attorney general, depicted his alleged violence toward several women as “role-playing and other consensual sexual activity.” Aficionados of kinky sex noted that Schneiderman’s accusers insisted they had give... more »

Summit Is Set: Trump-Kim to Meet June 12 in Singapore

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
With the final details in place, Trump and Kim will meet in the first North Korea-U.S. summit talks since the end of the 1950-53 Korean War.

Did McDonald’s Announce They’re Permanently Removing the Big Mac from Their Menu?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
McDonald's is always tinkering with their menu, but this would be a monumental change.

Israel Setting The Stage To Attack Iran Over Phony Claims Of Iranian Missile Threats

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 12 hours ago
Israel Setting The Stage To Attack Iran Over Phony Claims Of Iranian Missile Threats by Brandon Turbeville, https://www.activistpost.com/ Over the past several days, Israel has been throwing its typical series of fits and tantrums both to its patron in Washington and to the “international community” that Iran may finally have the gall to defend itself. Of […]

So much outrage, so little time...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 12 hours ago
*so I think I'll take a nap.* And then I will find something more positive to do that doesn't include spending untold amounts of time being outraged. I suggest you do the same (except if you're at work you should probably skip the nap part.) *Amazon Today* Save up to 25% on Thermos Kindle Paperwhite E-reader - Black, 6" High-Resolution Display (300 ppi) with Built-in Light $20.00 Off Zinus Memory Foam 12 Inch Green Tea Mattress, Queen 35% Off

The new UK army chief is a former commander of SAS soldiers probed over murder of Diana. Mark Carleton Smith helped cover up role of SAS in assassination of Diana by Prince Charles. Was Carleton Smith actually part of the special op force that assassinated Diana as junior SAS officer? Flashback to 1997 when UK government feared crowds would lynch Charles at funeral over Diana’s obvious murder

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
A chum of Prince Charles and the Royal family, Mark Carleton Smith appears to have helped quash an internal probe into whether SAS soldiers murdered Princess Diana, according to UK media. Carleton Smith became the commanding officer of the SAS in 2002 and, if the allegations are true, it is possible he may even have been involved […]

Theresa May says she could increase funding for White Helmets after US cuts funding for UK special forces black op force responsible for Syria false flag

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 12 hours ago
From The Guardian Britain could increase its funding to the Syrian volunteer rescue group the White Helmets following reports that Donald Trump is withdrawing US support. Theresa May said she would consider plugging the gap, acknowledged the important work done by the organisation in “horrendous” conditions. The US government previously contributed about a third of […]

BWorld 208, Consumer choice in electricity supply and prices

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 12 hours ago
* This is my column in BusinessWorld on April 30, 2018. In several statistics comparing electricity prices in Asia, the Philippines often ranks as the third most expensive in Asia next to Japan, Singapore, or Hong Kong. Here are numbers from three different sources: (1) The Lantau Group (TLG), “Global Benchmark Study of Residential Electricity Tariffs,” May 2013. The study prepared for the Energy Market Authority (EMA), Singapore; (2) Enerdata, cited by Chris Herrera, “Optimization of Supply” presented at EPDP lecture, UPSE, October 26, 2017; and (3) International Energy Consultan... more »

WAR WITH IRAN: Inescapable logic of Donald Trump’s regime change policy

Alexander Mercouris at The Duran - 12 hours ago
Despite denials Donald Trump's announcements clearly point to regime change in Iran as the objective More The post WAR WITH IRAN: Inescapable logic of Donald Trump’s regime change policy appeared first on The Duran.

Israel And Iran Trade Fire On The Israel-Syrian Border (Update)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Trading blows: Iranian forces reportedly fired 20 rockets on the Golan Heights, to which Israel responded with dozens of strikes on Iranian positions in Syria *Daily Mail:* *Iran and Israel trade blows: Israelis bomb Iranian positions in Syria, killing 23 fighters, after Revolutionary Guards fire 20 rockets at Golan Heights, stoking fears of war after Trump tore up nuclear deal* * Israel claims that Iranian forces in Syria fired 20 rockets into Israeli-occupied Golan Heights * Israeli military said defense system intercepted some rockets, and the rest landed in Syrian territory * ... more »

Now That Ryan's A Lame Duck...

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
*Remember, it's your country... until they come for YOUR children* The few mainstream House Republicans are joining Democrats to force a DACA vote. It's thought that if it actually comes to a vote on the floor, the tremendous popularity nationally will leave dozens of Republican afraid to vote against it.80 and 90% of Americans back DACA and even Trump supporters want it passed. It makes it very tough for even racist Republicans to vote against it. As Rachel Bade at *Politico* put it yesterday, the mainstream Republicans in the House are "trying to force a vote codifying Obama-era p... more »

The UN is trying to force Americans into a ‘legally binding’ climate pact

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 13 hours ago
Nikki Haley says that’s not gonna happen.

Trump’s Pyrrhic Victory: the US Opts for a Path That Can Only Lead to War

Philip Giraldi at - 13 hours ago
[image: undefined] Nearly everyone loses by President Donald Trump’s decision on Tuesday to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) relating to Iran’s nuclear energy program and to reinstate the “highest level” of sanctions while also threatening secondary sanctions on any country that “helps” the Iranians. The whole world loses because nuclear proliferation is a disaster waiting to happen and Iran will now have a strong incentive to proceed with a weapons program to defend itself from Israel and the United States. If Iran does so, it will trigger a regional nuc... more »

Washington Secrecy is Creating a Know-Nothing Democracy

James Bovard at - 13 hours ago
[image: undefined] Washington may be more secretive nowadays than at any time in recent decades. Federal policymakers have become accustomed to rationing what they release while citizens are assured that official secrecy makes them more secure. But American democracy cannot survive perpetual bipartisan coverups from the political ruling class. A recent analysis by Reporters Without Borders ranked the United States as 45th in the world in press freedom — worse than Romania and barely better than Botswana. Unfortunately, this dismal grade is not due to Trump’s endless denunciations o... more »

Harp Music Festival Returns to Rio de Janeiro This Month

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 13 hours ago
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – From May 1st to June 3rd, Rio hosts the thirteenth edition of RioHarpFestival. The concerts will bring talented international harpists to Rio’s most privileged venues, like the Corcovado and Copacabana’s Fortress, and also promote free harp workshops. RioHarpFestival is the most important harp event in […]

German Chancellor Angela Merkel: Europe Can No Longer Rely On The U.S. To 'Protect' It

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Trump (YouTube) *The Hill: **Merkel: Europe can no longer rely on US protection* German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Thursday that Europe can no longer count on the United States to protect it, urging the continent to “take destiny into its own hands.” “It is no longer such that the United States simply protects us, but Europe must take its destiny in its own hands, that's the task of the future," she said during a speech honoring French President Emmanuel Macron, according to Agence France-Presse. Her sharp comments came days after ... more »

Israeli missile fire reportedly intercepted by Syrian air defenses (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
Syrian missile defence systems were filmed shooting down what are thought to be Israeli rockets in Damascus early on Thursday. A bright light flashes in the distance, while music can be heard coming from a nearby mosque. The Syrian state news agency SANA has confirmed that “Syrian Air Defenses confronted an Israeli missile aggression”. The […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Assassinations, bombings plague the jihadi-held Idlib in northern Syria [+Photos]

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:20 P.M.) – A roadside bomb has killed several militants in Syria’s Idlib as infighting rages among different jihadi groups. A vehicle for the Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham was hit by an IED on Kafr Nubul road, killing and wounding several militants. Two days ago, four Uzbek fighters were also assassinated when an unknown […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Jihadists civil war starts again after HTS launches major offensive against former allies

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:45 P.M.) The ceasefire between Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham and Jabhat Tahrir Souriya was short-lived, as both jihadist forces are back to fighting one another in northern Syria. According to pro-opposition accounts, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham launched a big assault on the town of Haranbush and its surrounding points, today, resulting in a series of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Iraqi forces capture one of ISIL’s top commanders near Syrian border

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:40 P.M.) – The Iraqi Armed Forces have captured one of the Islamic State’s top commanders after he and his personnel attempted to cross the border from Iraq to Syria. According to Iraqi sources, the Iraqi intelligence forces seized the ISIL commander, Saddam Al-Jamal, and four other commanders after they set a trap […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US allegedly gives green light to Israel to assassinate top Iranian general: report

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
The US has allegedly given Israel the go-ahead to assassinate General Qassem Soleimani, the commander of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard’s overseas arm, the Quds Force, the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Jarida reported. The paper, seen in the Arab world as being instrumental in getting Israel’s message across to other Mideast countries, quoted an unnamed source in Jerusalem […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian air defenses downed more than half of Israeli missiles: Russian MoD

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:30 P.M.) – Syrian air defenses have shot down more than half of the missiles fired by Israeli fighter jets and launchers last night, the Russian Ministry of Defense said. Israel fired more than 70 air-launched and tactical ground-based missiles into ‘Iranian armed units’ and positions for the Syrian Army near the Syrian […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russia honors prominent Syrian general during V-Day parade at Hmaymim Airport (photos)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:20 P.M.) – Russia honored the prominent Syrian commander of the Tiger Forces during their V-Day parade at the Hmaymim Military Airport yesterday. Major General Suheil Al-Hassan was given a medal by the Russian military during an honorary ceremony that highlighted his success as the commander of one of Syria’s best forces. The […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Developing: Israeli jets stalking Syrian-Lebanese border

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:10 P.M.) – The Israeli Air Force is once again flying close to the Syrian-Lebanese border, raising the Syrian Air Defense’s alert levels. According to a military source in Damascus, the Israeli jets continue to fly up and down the Syrian-Lebanese border, which may be an attempt to provoke a response from the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

VIDEO: Syrian forces prepare to storm ISIS bastion in southern Damascus

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:50 P.M.) – The Syrian Army, backed by pro-government forces, amassed outside the last ISIS pocket in southern Damascus ahead of a prospected ground invasion. Troops from the SAA’s elite Republican Guards are preparing to break through ISIS defensives at the strategic 30th Street area where scores of jihadists are holed up. The […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Assad to Greek newspaper: Syria fighting terrorists i.e. army of Turkish, U.S. and Saudi regimes

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:10 P.M.) – Syrian President Bashar Assad said that France, UK and US, along with Saudi Arabia, Turley and Qatar are fully responsible for the war in Syria through supporting terrorism, describing Western claims about the use of chemical weapons as ‘farce and primitive play’ which only aims at attacking the Syrian Army […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

It will cost $400 billion to reconstruct Syria after war: Assad

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
Syrian President Bashar Assad estimated Thursday that it may take up to $400 billion to reconstruct Syria after the conflict, but noted that the precise number was unknown since some areas were still controlled by terrorists. “Hundreds of billions, the minimum is 200 billion, and according to some estimates, it’s about 400 billion dollars. Why […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army, not Iran, struck Israel last night: Iranian official

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:05 P.M.) – A senior Iranian official denied his country launched a missile attack against Israeli targets last night as a response to a night attack carried out by Israeli jets that targeted Iranian bases inside Syria. “Iran has nothing to do with the missiles that hit the Occupied Golan Heights last night. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

VIDEO: Top Syrian Army general visits Russian airbase on Victory Day

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 13 hours ago
The Syrian Minister of Defense, General Ali Abdullah Ayyoub, paid a formal visit to the Russian forces stationed at the Hmeimim coastal airbase on the occasion of Victory Day. The top Army commander congratulated the Russian officers and soldier at the coastal base on behalf of the Syrian President Bashar Assad and the Syrian Arab […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

The Trump-Kim Summit: We Finally Have a Date

TNI Staff at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*TNI Staff* *Security, Asia* [image: President Donald Trump talks to the media next to the Americans formerly held hostage in North Korea, upon their arrival at Joint Base Andrews] Jacob Heilbrunn and Harry Kazianis discuss updates on the Korean Peninsula. *Editor's Note*:* In our latest Facebook Live interview (please like our **Facebook page** to see more of these events) Jacob Heilbrunn, editor of the National Interest, and Harry Kazianis, director of defense studies at the Center for the National Interest, discuss updates on the Korean Peninsula.* *Harry Kazianis recently wr... more »

5 Nations Account for 60 Percent of All Military Spending on the Planet

Zachary Keck at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Zachary Keck* *Security, Europe* A fact you may not know. The nations with the five largest defense budgets last year accounted for 60 percent of global military spending according to a newly released study. This week, the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) released its annual report on worldwide defense spending. Unsurprisingly, the United States led the way again with military expenditures of $610 billion, accounting for 35 percent of the worldwide total. China followed with $228 billion in estimated defense spending, or roughly 13 percent of global exp... more »

The Air Force Is Turning the F-22 Into a 'Sniper'

Robert Beckhusen at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Robert Beckhusen* *Security, * We have all the details. *The F-22 is already a mature aircraft — which makes its presence in the war an interesting moment. Having first flown in 1997, the Air Force plans to keep the clipped delta-wing fighters in service for at least 43 more years since the airframes are tough and haven’t been used heavily.* Three years ago, four F-22 Raptors taking part in the second-wave of the U.S.-led coalition’s opening airstrikes on Islamic State in Syria dropped their bombs. It was the first time the stealthy fifth-generation fighters had ever engaged i...more »

A New Battleship for the Navy? Why This Could Be China's Biggest Military Nightmare

Salvatore Babones at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Salvatore Babones* *Security, * And why it could happen. *The U.S. Navy will never again be a dreadnought fleet of big-gun battleships. But it is time to reexamine the role of armor in naval architecture. Even the most forward-leaning offensive operation needs a few tough linesmen who can take a beating and stay in the game. A future battleship would give the Navy— and by extension the president—warfighting options other than the total annihilation of the enemy. Regular FONOPs already demonstrate the need for such options. The A2/AD threat will likely generate even more danger... more »

Step Aboard the Yamato, the Largest (and Most Deadly) Battleship Ever Built

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * And what it took to kill it is astounding. *By early 1945, Japan’s strategic situation was grim. Japanese conquests in the Pacific had been steadily rolled back since the Allied landings on Guadalcanal in August 1942. The Philippines, Solomons, Gilberts and Carolines had all been lost and the enemy was now literally at the gates. Okinawa, the largest island in the Ryukyu island chain was the last bastion before the Home Islands itself. The island was just 160 miles from the the mainland city of Kagoshima, coincidentally the birthplace of the Imperia... more »

Mormon Church to Part Ways With Boy Scouts

Dave Bohon at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: mormon-church-to-part-ways-with-boy-scouts] Following a 105-year relationship, the Mormon Church has announced it is severing ties with the Boy Scouts of America.

Iowa Latest State to Reject Convention of the States

Steve Byas at rss - 13 hours ago
[image: iowa-latest-state-to-reject-convention-of-the-states] Fifteen states have considered the proposed Constitutional Convention idea this year — and all 15 have said no thanks.

GAPS AND SEGREGATION: Scrooge to the west Texas town of El Paso!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*THURSDAY, MAY 10, 2018Part 4—The Schools of America Present:* Should Mayor de Blasio refer to New York City's schools as "segregated?" Should he say that some of the city's schools are even "*intensely * segregated?" It's pretty much as you like it! In our view, use of the historically fraught term creates a tremendous amount of heat, tends to swallow the light. As an example of what we mean, consider the apology which occurred in New York City last week. In Mara Gay's essay in last Friday's Times, she said de Blasio tends to avoid use of the term when discussing Gotham's school... more »

Sudden Surge of Sick and Dying Brown Pelicans along the Coast of California

Russ Curtis at International Bird Rescue – Every Bird Matters - 13 hours ago
Concern for Brown Pelicans that live along the coast of Southern California has been mounting as the reported number of sick and dying birds suddenly increased over the past week. Some of these cases, such as the two pelicans that crash-landed in the middle of a Pepperdine University graduation ceremony, have garnered media attention. Many […]

Pentagon To Release Report On Niger Ambush That Killed 4 US Special Forces Soldiers Last Year

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Staff Sgt. Bryan C. Black, Staff Sgt. Jeremiah W. Johnson, Sgt. La David T. Johnson, and Staff Sgt. Dustin M. Wright. (U.S. Army photos) *Military.com:* *Pentagon to Release Controversial Report on Niger Ambush That Killed 4* The Pentagon is releasing Thursday a redacted version of the lengthy Niger ambush investigation that is expected to focus on the command and tactical decisions that led to the deaths of four members of the Army's Third Special Forces Group. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has said the Article 15-6 fact-finding investigation is thousands of pages long. Pentagon o... more »

Barring Transfer of John Doe Temporarily: An Overview of the Majority Ruling in Doe v. Mattis

RChesney at Lawfare - 13 hours ago
Credit: Wikimedia A divided panel of the D.C. Circuit has affirmed that the United States cannot transfer John Doe (a U.S.-Saudi dual-citizen held by the U.S. military in Iraq based on belief he was a member of the Islamic State) to Saudi Arabia involuntarily, unless and until the legal and factual grounds for considering him to be subject to the 2001 authorization for use of military force are resolved in the government’s favor. In short: The government can indeed transfer him one day, but only if they have the option in the alternative of continuing to hold him in military deten...more »

Former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern ‘Dragged’ by Capitol Police During Haspel Hearing

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 13 hours ago
*21WIRE + RT* | If Haspel's confirmation goes through, the nickname "Bloody Gina" is sure to stick.

Can You Identify the Pattern? Cover-Ups are the MO of Progressive Organizations

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 14 hours ago
A Progressive “Internal Investigation” is about as honest as a Russian Election. Progressives have used internal investigations to cover-up crimes and avoid the rule of law. It is time for Congress to apply scrutiny to these liberal organizations. Instead of investigating Exxon, Society should be investigating those who are attacking Exxon. NBC News Internal Probe Finds … Continue reading "Can You Identify the Pattern? Cover-Ups are the MO of Progressive Organizations"

BP-Kirkuk Deal Could Be Another Step Towards Reintegrating Kurdistan Back Into Iraq’s Federal System

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
After the Kurdish referendum in October 2017, Prime Minister Haidar Abadi initiated a policy to force the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) back into the federal system. That started with sending federal forces into Kirkuk and the disputed territories. That included the seizure of the Bai Hassan and Avana Dome fields, which were producing around 45% of the KRG’s oil. The Oil Ministry just signed a planning deal with British Petroleum for Kirkuk that includes the Khurmala Dome, which is run by the Kurds. This move could deny Kurdistan another revenue source and force it to move cl... more »

This Day in Iraqi History – May 10

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 14 hours ago
1923 Sir Henry Dobbs wrote US Consul in Iraq that King Faisal was not a strong leader and he expected trouble from his rule 1941 New German ambassador to Iraq arrived in Mosul with 2 He 111 bombers 1941 Iraqis abandoned Fort Rutba allowing British to capture it 1941 UK India commander Gen Auchinlek advocated occupying Baghdad Mosul Kirkuk to preclude German intervention 1941 UK Mid-East commander Gen Wavell told Auchinlek that Iraq not as important as other fronts and he had limited resources 1941 British commander in Middle East Gen Wavell ordered t... more »

President Putin On Israel: Quotes From The Kremlin Website

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 14 hours ago
Here’s what President Putin really thinks about Israel in his own words, which is sure to surprise a lot of people and hopefully broaden the reader’s understanding of the complex “balancing” strategy that Russia envisions itself playing in the world. The post President Putin On Israel: Quotes From The Kremlin Website appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Jacobson v. Massachusetts: Why It Should Be Scuttled — The SCOTUS 1905 Decision Is Obsolete And Needs A Certiorari Brief Filed (Part 3 of 3)

Activist Post at Activist Post - 14 hours ago
A Monograph Edited by Catherine J Frompovich & Laraine Abbey-Katzev, RN emeritus, MS, CNS “The law is like apparel, which alters with the time.” John... more »

New column day

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 14 hours ago
Here, on how Canada is falling further behind the rest of the world on ensuring corporate transparency and recovering income stashed offshore. For further reading... - Transparency International's most recent report on beneficial ownership is here. - Zach Dubinsky reported on both the UK's move toward transparency in its offshore territories, and Canada's complete lack of progress on the same issue at home. And lest anybody think the government hasn't been pressed on the issue, see the submissions of Canadians for Tax Fairness to the Finance Committee as discussed here. - Dubinsky h... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 14 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Meet the new team leading Facebook after the company's biggest shakeup in history Stormy Daniels' lawyer makes bombshell allegation that Russians reimbursed Trump lawyer Michael Cohen after $130,000 hush paymentSwitzerland is about to vote on whether to send its financial system back to the Dark Ages in a referendum to ban banks from creating moneyFacebook's new election interference firewall got its biggest test yet — and it failed Inside 'iPhone City,' the massive Chinese factory town where half of the world's iPhones are produced Argentines in shock as the go... more »

WATCH: Raging Cop Attacks Woman, Beats Her Because She Was Filming Him

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: filming] A 19-year-old woman was legally filming an arrest—her first amendment right—when she was attacked by a police officer and arrested. The post WATCH: Raging Cop Attacks Woman, Beats Her Because She Was Filming Him appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Thursday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 14 hours ago
This and that for your Thursday reading. - Michal Kalecki discusses how full employment shifts the balance of power from corporations to workers. Roland Kupers reminds us that inequality is a matter of policy choices - and that there's broad public support to reduce the level we're stuck with at the moment. - Nijimie Dzurinko points out the need to fight back against the right-wing war on people living in poverty. And the Economist reports on new research into the effect of income on early childhood development. - Jillian Berman highlights how student debt exacerbates the U.S. wealt... more »

Prince Harry plans to wear army uniform for psy op wedding to eugenicist Globalist Obama protégé, although he left army 3 years ago and rules require he shaves his beard

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
From The Daily Mail Prince Harry might not be allowed to wear his old Army uniform to his wedding unless he shaves his beard, a historian has warned. The Prince, 33, served as part of the Army’s Household Cavalry’s Blues and Royals, formerly known as the Royal Horse Guards and the Royal Dragoons until 2015. Training […]

Does the appointment of a special forces operative involved in “media hoax” hunt for Osama Bin Laden, ISIS and White Helmets covert ops, as the UK army chief herald new levels of false flag savagery, horror and death projected through propaganda media?

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
With the appointment yesterday of a former SAS commander who led the Osama bin Laden hoax as the new UK Army chief, it is possible that we will soon see a similarly dramatized, implausible narrative around a straw villain to be blamed for false flags by British special forces in the Med and Black Sea. […]

US cuts off funding from White Helmets after Syrian false flag, but UK appoints one of the special forces operatives behind the White Helmets and ISIS as new head of entire British army

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
While the US has cut off funding for the White Helmets, which was behind the Syrian false flag chemical attack, the UK appears to be continuing to give the organization millions and has even appointed a special forces operative behind organizations like the White Helmet the new chief of army staff. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/04/white-helmets-rescue-group-have-us-funding-frozen/ From CBS News […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
Some 28 Israeli aircraft fired around 60 air-to-surface rockets in a massive overnight strike in Syria, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. Syrian air-defense systems managed to intercept more than half of the missiles. A total of 70 projectiles, including 60 air-to-surface rockets and more than 10 surface-to-surface missiles, hit Iranian military targets and […]

The chances of our world becoming a nuclear molten zone in just a few weeks have just increased dramatically

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
With the revelation that Donald Trump and his entire inner circle has been bought by Globalist oligarchs and corporations, Trump escalating WW3 war tensions, a war between Israel and Iran, a crack down on the media, an Ebola outbreak, more plans for mass forced vaccination, a the failure of Robert Mueller to take any meaningful […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
Geoffrey Pyatt‏ @USAmbGreece 11 Min.Vor 11 Minuten Delighted to welcome @USNavyEurope Commander Admiral Jamie Foggo to #Greece today. His visit is a clear sign of our commitment to our alliance with Greece and @NATO, and our vision of Greece as a pillar of stability in the region. @Hellenic_MOD https://twitter.com/USAmbGreece?lang=de


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 15 hours ago
From the Daily Mail Earlier this morning, the royal was granted a reception with the head of Greece’s Orthodox Christian Church, Archbishop Ieronymos II. (a paid civil servant earning a base monthly salary of 2,600 euros, according to Greece’s FinMin and under the control of the state and Alexis Tsipras like the rest of the […]

No, CNN, GHGs have not reached ‘alarming new record’

CFACT at CFACT - 15 hours ago
CNN claimed the pace of rising atmospheric carbon dioxide emissions has become alarming. A look at the objective data, however, reveals just the opposite.

The Kooks to Play Vivo Rio Arena this Sunday, May 13th

Contributing Reporter at The Rio Times - 15 hours ago
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – British band The Kooks will be playing the Vivo Rio Arena this Sunday, after having played São Paulo’s Espaço das Américas on Saturday. The bestselling group are visiting Brazil as part of a world tour for their ‘best of’ album, entitled ‘The Best of…So Far.’ […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Thursday, May 10, 2018

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 15 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Thursday, and below there is a list of bars and pubs that are always a good option. MÚSICA BRASILEIRA: Marcelle Motta (Lapa) – Samba singer Marcelle Motta will be starring tonight at Beco do Rato, at 8PM. A lively samba night awaits for partygoers tonight in Lapa […]

Israel and United Nations - Seeing Things the American Way

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 15 hours ago
With all of the Washington-led developments in the Middle East, the topic of this posting is particularly pertinent. On an annual basis, the U.S. Department of State is required to submit a report summarizing the voting record in the United Nations and how the votes coincide with the U.S. views on global geopolitics. Under Public Law 108-447 dated December 8, 2004, we find the following: "*REPORT MODIFICATION.—Section 406(b)(4) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1990 and 1991 (Public Law 101–246; 22 U.S.C. 2414a(b)(4)) is amended by inserting after ‘‘United S... more »

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
I am traveling this morning. Blogging will return in a few hours.

South Korea to decide on participation in TPP within this year: Trade Minister

bilaterals.org - 15 hours ago
10-May-2018 The South Korean government will decide on its participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) within this year, Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy Paik Un-gyu was quoted as saying on May 9 by Japanese newspapers.

Chinese, Japanese trade ministers pledge to enhance cooperation, support free trade

bilaterals.org - 15 hours ago
10-May-2018 Trade ministers of China and Japan pledged to further enhance bilateral economic and trade cooperation during their meeting here on Wednesday.

Paraguay elige un presidente que recuerda a viejos tiempos de dictadura

Ignacio González Bozzolasco, Professor of Comparative Politics, Universidad Católica de Asunción at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 16 hours ago
El presidente electo de Paraguay es un senador conservador y hijo del un concejal del dictador Stroessner, quien gobernó brutalmente de 1954 a 1989. ¿Puede este político profesional trae nuevas ideas?

Trump's deregulatory record doesn't include much actual deregulation

Stuart Shapiro, Associate Professor and Director, Public Policy Program, Rutgers University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 16 hours ago
A review of Trump's stated war on regulations doesn't find many successful repeals. But it is hurting regulatory enforcement in quieter ways.

Supreme Court to rule on your First Amendment right to silence

Robert A. Sedler, Distinguished Professor of Law, Wayne State University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 16 hours ago
Most people know that the First Amendment protects free speech. But two upcoming Supreme Court cases reveal how it also gives people in the US the right not to speak.

Paraguay's new president recalls an old dictatorship

Ignacio González Bozzolasco, Professor of Comparative Politics, Universidad Católica de Asunción at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 16 hours ago
Paraguay's conservative president-elect Mario Abdo narrowly won the April 22 election. His father was the private secretary for dictator Alfredo Stroessner, who brutally ruled Paraguay for 35 years.

No, the war in Afghanistan isn't a hopeless stalemate

Robert M. Cassidy, Chamberlain Project Teaching Fellow, Wesleyan University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 16 hours ago
A strategy to shut down Taliban safe havens in Pakistan could bring the war to an end.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
Michael Cohen might go to prison -- or need a presidential pardon to avoid going -- but his story, or at least this aspect of it, won't upset any American apart from those of us who already despise President Trump and his circle: Armed with the self-appointed title of “personal attorney” to the president, Mr. Cohen, who had served as a personal-injury lawyer and owned a taxi business, became seen as the man who could help others gain access to the seat of power.... Major corporations including AT&T, Novartis and the law firm Squire Patton Boggs collectively paid him over $2 million ... more »

Israel v Iran Update

LL at Virtual Mirage - 16 hours ago
Yesterday, I mentioned that Israel had begun to mobilize its Army Reserve. It's an indication of where they see the situation heading. Israeli jets attacked a second day. On 10 May, the Israeli military said that Israel is carrying out an attack on Iranian targets in Syria. Israel hopes to involve that US more directly in its clash with Iran and friendship notwithstanding and the movement of the US Embassy to Jerusalem notwithstanding, I hope that the US will resist becoming more directly involved with the present clash between Iran and Israel (funded by Barack's generous gift to Ir... more »

The World At The Roulette Table

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
The Iran Nuclear deal bears the official acronym JCPOA -- short for Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Donald Trump torpedoed JCPOA two days ago. The rationale for his decision, Jonathan Manthorpe writes, seems embarrassingly clear: The only rational explanation of Trump’s actions – if that is not an oxymoron – is that the JCPOA was a major foreign policy achievement of his predecessor, Barack Obama. Trump gives every indication of despising Obama, and of believing that his supporters want him to erase all evidence that a black man ever inhabited the Oval Office. His petty, we... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Invest education dollars wisely* Teachers are striking for higher salaries and more resources again. Some say spending more on education is simply a matter of good economics, because better education means a stronger workforce. But given our nation’s track record — and the empirical evidence — I am not as optimistic. Public education spending in the U.S. has nearly tripled over the past half-century while math, reading and science test scores have remained flat. In fact, Stanford University economist Eric Hanushek reviewed nearly 400 studies on the subject and found that increas... more »

Oil Markets Are More Worried On What Is Happening In Venezuela

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
PDVSA's El Palito refinery is seen in Puerto Cabello, 150 miles (241 km) west of Caracas, September 23, 2009. The banner reads: "Venezuela now belongs to all". REUTERS/Edwin Montilva *WSJ:* *Venezuela’s Brewing Oil Shock May Be Bigger Than Iran’s* Two threats could further disrupt Venezuelan exports, possibly taking as much crude off the market as the renewal of Iran sanctions The oil headlines this week have all been about Iran, but the slowly unfolding disaster in Venezuela may be even more significant. Less than two weeks before a controversial snap presidential election that ... more »

Mainstream media spin on Syria

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 16 hours ago
Journalist Tom Duggan reporting from Damascus, Syria. Israel attacks Syria immediately after Trump withdraws from the Iran Nuclear Deal. Israel, Saudi Arabia and the US are determined to start a wider war in the Middle East that draws in Iran. RT reports: Some 28 Israeli aircraft fired around 60 air-to-surface rockets in a massive overnight strike in Syria, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. Syrian air-defense systems managed to intercept more than half of the missiles. A total of 70 projectiles, including 60 air-to-surface rockets and more than 10 surface-to-surface mi... more »

One Million Venezuelans Have Fled To Colombia In The Past Year

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
People cross over the Simon Bolivar international bridge to Colombia from San Antonio del Tachira, Venezuela, August 13, 2016. Carlos Eduardo Ramirez/Reuters *The Guardian/AFP:* *One million fled economic crisis-hit Venezuela for Colombia in past year* Red Cross says with the crisis intensifying, an estimated 37,000 people were now crossing the Colombian border each day At least one million people have entered Colombia from Venezuela since President Nicolás Maduro’s government descended into crisis last year, a senior Red Cross official told AFP on Wednesday. The health director ... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Australia on dark road to Fascism: Greens* *Talk about projection (seeing your own faults in others)! Projection is characteristic of the Green/Left. The Duke of Edinburgh once called the Greens "The stop everything brigade" and that is apt. They want to control and change almost everything that people do. If that's not fascism, what would be? The founder of Fascism was Italian dictator Benito Mussolini. And he WAS a Greenie:Mussolini the environmentalist:As well as being an "anti-globalizer", there were several other ways in which Mussolini would have appealed to m... more »

Ex-CIA Officer Charged With Selling The Identities Of US Spies To China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*NBC*:* Ex-CIA officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee charged with conspiring to spy for China* Court documents revealed that the FBI was concerned about Jerry Chun Shing Lee as far back as 2012. WASHINGTON — A former CIA officer has been charged with conspiring to give Chinese spies highly classified information about the CIA's covert operations in China. Jerry Chun Shing Lee, 53, was arrested in January when he arrived in the U.S. on a flight from Hong Kong. He was initially charged with illegally possessing classified information — two handwritten notebooks containing names and phone n... more »

New Standard of Care in Advanced Renal Cell Carcinoma?

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 16 hours ago
Combination immunotherapy could be a new standard of care for some patients with advanced renal cell carcinoma (RCC), suggest the results of a large randomized phase 3 trial In the trial, both overall survival and objective response rates were significantly … Continue reading →

Novel Study of Endocrine Therapy-Induced Hair Loss

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 16 hours ago
It’s not only chemotherapy that causes breast cancer patients to lose their hair. Treatment with endocrine therapy (ie, tamoxifen or an aromatase inhibitor) can also cause hair loss and have a negative impact on quality of life, even when the … Continue reading →

Time to Ditch ACE Inhibitors for CVD?

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 16 hours ago
There is “little, if any, clinical reason” to use angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitors for the treatment of hypertension or other cardiovascular indications because angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) are just as effective with fewer side effects, a new review concludes. The … Continue reading →

First Trial of Three Aromatase Inhibitors: Similar Efficacy, Safety

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 16 hours ago
The first-ever direct comparison of three adjuvant aromatase inhibitors for the treatment of postmenopausal hormone receptor–positive early breast cancer shows no significant differences in clinical efficacy or safety, according to an Italian research team. In the randomized, open-label phase 3 … Continue reading →

Overlooked Biomarker May Predict Cancer Immunotherapy Response

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 16 hours ago
Hi. I’m David Kerr, professor of cancer medicine from the University of Oxford. As you know, I’ve believed for some time that ploidy (the number of sets of chromosomes in a cell) measurements have been largely overlooked in terms of … Continue reading →

Oral Edoxaban May Be an Alternative to Dalteparin for Cancer-Related VTE

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 16 hours ago
Hello. I am David Kerr, professor of cancer medicine from the University of Oxford, in England. I want to talk about a study published in the February 15 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine.[1] This was a beautifully … Continue reading →

Is Aspirin the New (Old) Immunotherapy?

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 16 hours ago
Hello. I’m David Kerr, professor of cancer medicine from the University of Oxford. For those of you who follow me on Medscape and WebMD, you know that I don’t like aspirin: I love it. I think it’s a wonderful drug. … Continue reading →

Breast Cancer Info Scrubbed From Government Website

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 16 hours ago
Why did WomensHealth.gov delete its breast cancer web pages? This question is now being asked because breast cancer content has been greatly reduced on the site, which belongs to the Office on Women’s Health (OWH) of the US Department of … Continue reading →

‘I’m going to change your nappy, is that OK?’: Expert claims parents should ask babies for permission before changing diaper

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 16 hours ago
Deanne Carson said it’s important to use eye contact to teach infants their response matters but viewers have been left “dumbfounded” by her ideas A sexuality expert has said parents should ask babies for their permission before changing their nappies … Continue reading →

Can You Get Rid of Stretch Marks?

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 16 hours ago
If you have stretch marks, you probably wish they’d go away. These grooves or lines in your skin aren’t harmful to your health, but they aren’t great to look at, either. And even though they’ll never really go away, they … Continue reading →

US Senate Intel Election Security Findings-Recommendations Report Fails To Mention If Voting Equipment Vendors Have Allowed-Are Still Allowing Russia To Review Source Codes Used For US Elections

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 16 hours ago
“According to voting machine testing and certification from the Election Assistance Commission, most voting machines contain software from firms which … Continue reading →

Israel CLAIMS Iranian Missiles Struck OCCUPIED Golan, Prompting Retaliation

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 16 hours ago
*RadioFreeEurope* *The headline did not include the word "occupied" when describing the area allegedly struck by so called Iranian missiles.- I added the word because it more accurately describes reality. * *"Israel's military says it is targeting "dozens" of Iranian military sites in Syria with missile strikes after the Golan Heights were struck with about 20 rockets in an attack it said was ordered by the head of Iran's Revolutionary Guards.* *Israeli military spokesman Lieutenant General Jonathan Conricus told reporters in Jerusalem early on May 10 that Israel's army targeted si... more »

One team’s struggle to publish a replication attempt, part 3

Mante Nieuwland at Retraction Watch - 16 hours ago
Which journals will publish replications? In the first post in this series, 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. Yesterday, he shared the story of their first submission to the journal. In the final installment today, … Continue reading One team’s struggle to publish a replication attempt, part 3

Book Club Selections for 2018-2019

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 16 hours ago
This week our book club met to discuss Cod by Mark Kurlansky, and we selected our choices for September through May next season. The addition of a poetry reading is new, and I’m looking forward to that. Russia seems to be on our mind—2 selections, one a novel and one a memoir. I was pleased to see the great Ronald White on the list—he’s been a speaker at Lakeside twice, once on Lincoln and once on Grant. Thurberville, of course, has a Columbus setting. We’ve read Dava Sobel before—a great writer. Not sure I have all the leaders correct—but that will be sorted out. Gentleman i... more »

UK apology over Libyan dissident rendition per BBC News

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 16 hours ago
The BBC report http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-44070304 on the UK apology to Abdul Hakim Belhaj runs thus: 'The UK government has apologised to Libyan Abdul Hakim Belhaj and his wife, Fatima Boudchar, who say an MI6 tip-off led to their capture and his torture by Colonel Gaddafi's forces. Attorney General Jeremy Wright said the settlement with the couple included a £500,000 payment to Ms Boudchar. Mr Belhaj says MI6 helped the US kidnap him in Thailand in 2004 to return him and his wife to Libya. UK actions had contributed to the couple's capture, Mr Wright said.' No mention of what ... more »

A Closer Look At Secretary Of State Mike Pompeo's 13 Hours In North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, right, attends a meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from left, at the Workers' Party of Korea headquarters in Pyongyang, North Korea. *CNN: **Pompeo's 13 hours in North Korea* Washington (CNN)The modified Boeing 757 had taken off from Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington late Monday night, bound for North Korea, when Secretary of State Mike Pompeo came to the back of the plane. He was headed to Pyongyang, he told the only two reporters allowed on the trip, to nail down the agenda that President Donald Trump and Korean leade... more »

President Trump Greets Three Americans Imprisoned In North Korea Back To The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *'We want to thank Kim Jong-un': Trump praises North Korean leader for freeing three American prisoners 'early' as he and Melania give them heroes' welcome as they land back at US air force base* * Kim Jong-Un has released Kim Dong-chul, Kim Hak-song and Tony Kim - who were greeted as heroes in the US * Trump and Melania personally met with them after their plane from Pyongyang arrived in Washington at 2am * The US president said: 'These are great people. Frankly, we didn't think this was going to happen, but it did' * Trump aims to sit down with dictator Kim Jong-Un i... more »

Israel and Iran on Brink of Full-Scale War After Unprecedented Syria Bombardment in Response to Alleged Golan Heights Attack

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
I have my doubts that Iran launched rockets to attack Israel. Smells like false flag BS by the Zionist state. – Israel and Iran on Brink of Full-Scale War After Unprecedented Syria bombardment in Response to Alleged Golan Heights Attack by Bethan McKernan Beirut, https://www.independent.co.uk/ Biggest Israeli intervention in neighbouring Syria since beginning of civil war sparked by […]

28 Israeli Jets Fired about 60 Rockets in Overnight Strikes on Syria – Russian MoD

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 17 hours ago
28 Israeli Jets Fired about 60 Rockets in Overnight Strikes on Syria – Russian MoD by https://www.rt.com/ Some 28 Israeli aircraft fired around 60 air-to-surface rockets in a massive overnight strike in Syria, according to the Russian Defense Ministry. Syrian air-defense systems managed to intercept more than half of the missiles. – A total of 70 […]

Racism In 2018? You Bet... And Codified By Conservatives In Congress

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
Conor Lamb (PA) voted with the Democrats on a progressive position yesterday. It was his first time. 11 of his fellow Blue Dogs didn't. And it was an important bill-- overturning a a CFPB rule on equal credit opportunity. Jerry Moran's overt.ly racist bill passed the House 234 to 175, every Republican by Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL) voting yes, while the 11 Blue Dogs and New Dems crossed the aisle to vote with the GOP, these 11: *•* Jim Cooper (TN) *•* Lou Correa (CA) *•* Jim Costa (CA) *•* Henry Cuellar (TX) *•* Vicente Gonzalez (TX) *•* Gene Green (D-TX) *•* Stephanie Murphy (FL) *•*... more »

New UN climate treaty is not in the best interest of anyone on the planet

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 17 hours ago
Natural climate changes will not be controlled by government force or laws. This type of treaty is counterproductive. “The United Nations is to vote later this week for a climate treaty “on steroids” – stronger, more all-encompassing and more legally … Continue reading →


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 17 hours ago
From Timeslive The Nigerian government on Wednesday said it was acting to prevent the spread of Ebola from Democratic Republic of Congo where an outbreak of the disease has killed 17 people. The federal government had put in place an emergency programme to monitor all border activity to keep Nigerians safe, Health Minister Isaac Adewole […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 17 hours ago
Novartis sold its vaccine division, including presumably its trial Ebola vaccines, to GSK and swapped assets to create in GSK a corporate vaccine super power. GSK’s Ebola vaccine was tested with a new, confusing, irregular trial design, presumably to hide its negative effects, and it still didn’t get FDA approval. https://labiotech.eu/ebola-vaccine-safe-virus/ http://partnerships.ifpma.org/partnership/novartis-nih-niaid-ebola-vaccine-candidate https://www.pharmaceutical-technology.com/news/newsgsk-pharma-completes-acquisition-of-novartis-healthcares-vaccines-business-4683437/ https:... more »


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 17 hours ago
From Time Doctors and medical ethicists are criticizing a bill supported by President Donald Trump that would allow people with fatal illnesses to have access to drugs not yet approved by federal authorities. … Right-to-try laws have passed in some 38 states. … The bill would allow patients and their doctors to bypass the FDA […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 17 hours ago
From Statnews The curious relationship between one of the world’s biggest drug makers and President Trump’s personal lawyer began early last year when Michael Cohen, a longtime fixer for the president, reached out to Novartis’s then-chief executive officer Joe Jimenez, promising help gaining access to Trump and influential officials in the new administration, according to […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 17 hours ago
Europe under the vaccination gun: an expanding tragedy by Jon Rappoport, No More Fake News: https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2018/05/08/europe-under-the-vaccination-gun-an-expanding-tragedy/ Robert F Kennedy Jr. and the World Mercury Project have a report: https://worldmercuryproject.org/news/big-pharmas-stranglehold-on-vaccination-policy-in-europe/ “European Union (EU) residents have less confidence in vaccine safety than people in any other region in the world. From the perspective of the powerful pharmaceutical […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 17 hours ago
Watch the War Room as we extend our regular broadcast to cover breaking news – the IDF claims Iran fired rockets at the Israeli military: https://www.infowars.com/watch-live-extended-coverage-israel-iran-war-begins/


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 17 hours ago
The Guardian The White House has refused to back down from Donald Trump’s threat to ban media organizations regarded as unfairly critical. The US president first tweeted the threat on Wednesday, claiming that “despite the tremendous success we are having with the economy & all things else,” most news about him is “negative (Fake)”. Trump […]


Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 17 hours ago
From Infowars Alex Jones covers how President Trump likely ordered a media blackout on the unfolding events with Iran, Israel, and Syria, as reports emerge of rocket exchange and air strikes. https://www.infowars.com/trump-orders-media-blackout-on-new-iran-war/

Netanyahu follows Globalist agenda of WW3, airstrikes against Syria following likely false flag attack on own soldiers on Golan heights. Iran has never directly attacked Israeli territory

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 17 hours ago
From The Telegraph Israel and Iran lurched closer to an all-out war in Syria on Thursday after Iranian forces allegedly fired rockets into the Golan Heights and Israel responded with some of its heaviest airstrikes in years. The exchange of fire was the most direct confrontation between the Middle East rivals after years of escalating […]

Assad denies chemical attack in Ekathimerini interview, says Trump behind Israel military action, occurred immediately after Trump withdrew from Iran nuclear deal. Assad says our only hope now is Russia not reacting

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 17 hours ago
Very interesting interview with Bashar al Assad, the head of the most liberal, Christian friendly country in the Middle East, who is targeted by ISIS thugs supported by the USA and Israeli, who then complain when he accepts reinforcements for Iran…What is the solution? Regime change, Middle East chaos, WW3? From Ekathimerini First of all, we […]

Did Russian Presdident Putin Give A Green-Light To Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu To Attack Iranian Targets In Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
Putin and Netanyahu at the "Victory Day Parade" at Moscow's Red Square on Wednesday. Image source: Reuters via Newsweek. *Zero Hedge:* *Did Putin Green-Light Tonight's Massive Israeli Strikes On Syria?* Just off a 10-hour visit with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, and less than a day after Trump pulled out of the Iran nuclear deal, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday he doesn't expect Russia to act against Israeli forces as they continue exchanging fire with Syria. It appears the meeting wrapped up at the very moments a major escalation began ... more »

Should The EU Impose Diplomatic And Economic Sanctions On The U.S. Because Of The U.S. Withdrawal From The Iran Deal?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
President Trump announcing the U.S. withdrawal from The Iranian nuclear deal *Simon Tisdall, The Guardian:* *Europe must make Trump pay for wrecking the Iran nuclear deal * Britain should cancel the president’s visit and join with allies to impose diplomatic and economic sanctions on the US Donald Trump’s torpedoing of the Iran nuclear deal on highly specious and misleading grounds is an act of wanton diplomatic vandalism fraught with dangers. While the 2015 agreement may not yet be wholly sunk, it is holed below the waterline. Many in Tehran will see the sweeping reimposition of ... more »

Russia Places 10 Deadly MiG-31s on "Experimental Combat Duty" to Carry "Hypersonic" Missile

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, Europe* A game-changer? The Kremlin’s new “hypersonic” Kh-47M2 Kinzhal—or Dagger in English—missile made its public debut during Russia’s annual Victory Day Parade onboard a pair of newly modified MiG-31K Foxhound supersonic interceptors on May 9. The new weapon was announced during a speech by Russian president Vladimir Putin on March 1, when he introduced a host of developmental capabilities designed to overcome American-made missile defenses. Ten MiG-31 aircraft, which are currently on “experimental combat duty,” have been modified to carry the Kin... more »

Experts: China Is Already Capable of Challenging U.S. Air Force in Battle

Asia Times at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Asia Times* *Security, Asia* And that is a huge problem China identified more than a decade ago that transforming its air force’s capability in the area of air-to-air missiles was an important part of its military modernization. Efforts since then appear to have paid off, with experts forming a consensus that China’s air power is already capable of challenging that of the US in certain scenarios, in part thanks to indigenious missiles. Chief airpower specialist at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, Douglas Barrie, noted recently that some of the new weapons bein...more »

Satellite Imagery Show Chinese Military Aircraft Now on Key South China Sea Reef

Asia Times at The National Interest - 17 hours ago
*Asia Times* *Security, * A big deal? Satellite imagery published by the Washington-based Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) has revealed the first confirmed deployment of a military aircraft, identified as a Shaanxi Y-8, at Subi Reef in the Spratly Islands. Subi, or Zhubi Jiao in Pinyin, is occupied by China and claimed by Taiwan, Vietnam and the Philippines. In recent years, China reclaimed land at Subi and transformed it from a reef into an island of nearly four square kilometers. It has a military base, a large harbor and a 3,000-meter airstrip. A Shaan...more »

A big boy and his (VERY) big toys

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 18 hours ago
I had to laugh at this "little big rig", which I noticed at IOTWReport.com. The initial video, in .GIF format, is silent. Intrigued, I looked for more information, and found this video on YouTube. It's clearly of the same vehicle. Apparently it was built by Walt Moss Trucking in Wisconsin. You can read more about the project here. Mr. Moss has produced several other highly modified vehicles using trucks and truck parts. Fun stuff! Thanks to Mr. Moss for brightening up my day with his ingenuity. Peter


Anon at Aangirfan - 18 hours ago
... Iranian Official Denies Tehran Behind Attack on Israel: 'We Don't Have Forces in Syria' From Israel Haaretz Israel wants to destroy Iran and Syria. Israel is a terrorist state. *Now we know why the Kosher Nostra rigged the 2016 election in favour of the 'Jew' Donald Trump.* Below is what we wrote earlier - What is happening in Iran? "The Bernard Lewis Project was first presented in 1979. "The core proposal of this project is to divide countries in the Middle East along ethnic and regional lines into smaller, rival states in order to weaken the power of existing governm... more »

Malaysia elections, Mahathir back in power but my friend Wan Saiful lost

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 18 hours ago
Last Wednesday, May 09, Malaysia held its 14th General Elections (GE14). My good friend Wan Saiful Wan Jan, co-founder and former CEO of Malaysia's first free market think tank IDEAS, resigned from the institute in February and became a politician by March to help challenge the political hegemony of Najib and BN Party, the ruling party for six decades. Of course I hoped that Najib and party would lose because of his known big time populist and corrupt ways. His world-known corruption in the 1MDB scandal should have brought him down but because they seemed like a one-party state, his... more »

Schiller on Art and Freedom

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 18 hours ago
Friedrich Schiller believed that political liberty cannot be achieved until there is an inner transformation of the population, and the traditional way of thinking is countered, through exposure to magnificent works of art. Here’s an excerpt from his “Second Letter,” (*On The Aesthetic Education of Man*): But this voice does not seem to favor art; at least not the kind of art to which my study will be devoted. The course of events has lent the spirit of the age a direction that threatens to render the art of the ideal ever more remote from this spirit. This art has to leave the r... more »

Allies Of Big Oil Move To Impeach Louisiana Governor Huey Long (1929)

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 18 hours ago
By the Long Legacy Project, http://www.HueyLong.com: “Impeachment In 1929, Standard Oil’s legislative allies led an unsuccessful attempt to remove Huey … Continue reading →

Novartis, AT&T Payments to Trump Personal Attorney Are Nefarious At Best

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 18 hours ago
From Public Citizen: “Novartis, AT&T Payments to Trump Personal Attorney Are Nefarious at Best Statement of Robert Weissman, President, Public … Continue reading →

Trump’s Iran deal exit raises regime change spectre

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 18 hours ago
Having promoted Iran hawks to key positions Trump is now on the road to bombing Tehran. As Rudy Giuliani, Trump’s personnel attorney, warns that the president is “committed” to regime change in Iran

Tracy Kettering PhD BCBA-D on Increasing Autism Numbers in New Jersey

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
By Anne Dachel A story from New Jersey this week is proof, once again, that experts who actually admit something is wrong—that the unending autism rate increase might be a real increase, will never demand we stop it from getting...

Six Year Old Dies In India After Measles Vaccination Family Questions No Autopsy

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
Note: So much sadness here. The family has lost their precious daughter following a measles rubella vaccine. The school sent a child who "unconscious" onto the school bus. And the child was cremated without an autopsy after this sudden death...

BWorld 207, Fare control and surge cap are wrong

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 19 hours ago
* This is my column in BusinessWorld last April 23, 2018. * “The consumers force all those engaged in production to comply with their orders…. It makes competition work. He who best serves the consumers profits most and accumulates riches.”* — Ludwig von Mises, Economic Freedom and Interventionism (1990). Market competition is good. It gives consumers more options and forces competing players to adjust to their varying demands and wishes. However, several government regulations — such as price and fare controls — go against this principle because it discourages companies from intro... more »

Escalating bias

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
I think I’ve heard just about the most biased edition of the Today Programme in a long time. First, the news headlines, which I described in my earlier post. Next, we heard Yolande (pronounced Roland but with a Y) Knell’s breathless account of the affair. Then we were treated to the bizarre opinion of Professor Marandi, whom I assume is the author of a piece explaining why ”US President Donald Trump has a problem with 'Death to America' slogans” if such a thing requires an explanation. The professor signed off with a reminder of the so-called ‘open mic” incident which caught “Pres.... more »

Dutertenomics, GDP growth and inflation

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 19 hours ago
Duterte and his Dutertenomists are deceptive. #TRAIN law alone has siphoned off more money from private pockets to government pockets esp the high oil tax, coal tax (round 1), sugar tax, etc. More tax revenues, more govt spending (13.8% growth) allowed higher Q1 2018 GDP growth of 6.8%. But look at household consumption, slowed down to 5.6%. And Dutertenomists are silent about the need to raise fares -- jeepney, taxi, UV express, buses, truckers, etc. Those fare hikes should be granted and see the impact on household consumption, impact on #inflation. And now this, $71/barrel, anoth... more »

Gina - Gina - Gina!

LL at Virtual Mirage - 20 hours ago
Acting CIA Director Gina Haspel scares Democrats. However they were fine with her back when she was DDCI (number two slot in the outfit). I find it all just a bit amusing. It was brilliant of President Trump to put forward the name of the ballziest, most experienced, and best placed woman in the CIA to be its first female director, poised to break the glass ceiling. Now the Democrats have to pick on a woman... Gina should quote Hillary just to punch back - but she won't.

Windover site with Rober Sepehr

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
Windover is one of the oldest sites at 9000 years. Most important though is that the DNA confirms that the population conformed to western Europe of the same era. Thus we have traffic leading to the populating of the Americas originally coming from Europe. A mid Atlantic ridge, a Grand Banks and a Bahama bank all above sea level could have made this work. Throw in early sea navigation along the natural great circle route of the gulf stream and the European coast and it works.

Secrets of Stone Age Jade Axes Revealed in Scotland

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
It is interesting that jade was used both sides of the Atlantic during the time periods involved as was actual trade. Yet it surely was a luxury item only. What we do have here is massive confirmation that stone axes were heavily used. That also makes sense since it is easy to get an edge on most crystalline rocks and using that to cut wood is simple enough. Recall that we also produced sickles as well and that is not nearly so easy or obvious. Jade was a sale of craftsmanship mostly. I could make a brass sword or bronze sword, but i would never really test it.. . *... more »

Confessions of a Renegade Psychiatrist

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
It is always gratifying when one of the anointed comes to their senses. I was dismissive of hte field from first encounter simply from the lack of any convincing science and the contrived explanations. That hardly means that practitioners failed to resolve issues, but rarely decisively and cooking the data was always a certainty. It has never made anyone comfortable. Here someone has broken ranks and has addressed the idea of biophysical balance supporting mental stability. This is a terribly sensible proposition that is eminently testable. It is hard to establish the charact... more »

Vrill Antarctic with Sepehr

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 20 hours ago
We have discussed this narrative in the past and lacked a lot of critical details. This video fills a lot of that in. A few things become clear. The big one is that the Byrd expedition was forcibly removed with serious losses. This is impossible of course and since it is impossible something unknown is clearly involved. all subsequent information does nothing to change that. Ongoing American silence has never helped at all as it is obvious they want the public to merely forget. They just could not completely hide the seriousness of the rebuff. You just do not lose men, plan... more »

Drink Water On An Empty Stomach When You Wake Up In The Morning

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 21 hours ago
Drink Water On An Empty Stomach When You Wake Up In The Morning https://www.providr.com/drink-water/?utm_source=FactsWeird&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=providr Advertisements

Israel Launches Massive Missile Strikes in Syria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 hours ago
Israel Launches Massive Missile Strikes in Syria by https://www.rt.com/ Syrian air defenses were deployed to thwart an attack by the Israeli rockets, Syria’s state SANA news agency reported. The bombing is reportedly being carried out by Israeli warplanes from Lebanese airspace. – Syrian air defenses engaged missiles that Israeli warplanes are launching from outside the country’s […]

Ron Paul Sounds Off on Trump, Tariffs and US ‘Secret Government’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 21 hours ago
RT America Published on May 8, 2018 Former Congressman Ron Paul joins Larry with his take on Donald Trump, the Russia probe, and warns of a ‘secret government’ operating in the U.S. Then former Defense Secretary William Cohen on the potential pitfalls in negotiating with North Korea. end

Increase in Malaria deaths a global warming myth

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 21 hours ago
“The Our World in Data recently updated a report, originally published in 2015. According to it, WHO data showed deaths from malaria have fallen by 48% since 2000.” click here and here

Alarming claims of climate changes do not consider best available science

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 21 hours ago
The peer-reviewed scientific literature is teeming with new evidence supporting the skeptical viewpoint that modern climate changes are neither unprecedented or unusual — nor do they fall outside the range of natural variability. click here

“Green energy” pursuit is harmful to people in poor countries

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 21 hours ago
“The grim irony of the pursuit of “green” energy is that it may be placing millions of people in poor countries at risk of living much shorter, unhealthier lives due to air pollution, according to a report from The Global … Continue reading →

Houthi rebels fire ballistic missiles into Saudi Arabia

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 21 hours ago
A salvo of ballistic missiles has been fired into targets inside Saudi Arabia by Houthi groups, the group’s media wing said. At least 4 explosions were heard in the Saudi capital without any reports of casualties or damage. The attack, which launched at economic targets inside the Kingdom, comes only one day after the United […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 22 hours ago
*by Noah* There's also a third point that tonight's meme doesn't cover. On the same day (Monday), that Melania Trump was announcing her effort to improve the health of children at the same time her insane husband was announcing the removal of $7 to $15 Billion from the Children's Insurance Fund, Señor Trumpanzee's White Supremacist Attorney General Jeff Sessions was out in California proudly announcing a sadistic new policy of needlessly ripping immigrant babies from their mother's arms. Were the actions of Trumpanzee and Sessions a deliberate attempt to humiliate Melania Trump? Y... more »

Millennials Having Less Sex? Really? That’s What Studies Show

Selwyn Duke at rss - 22 hours ago
[image: millennials-having-less-sex-really-that-s-what-studies-show] Many recent studies have shown that, despite the notorious youth “hook up” culture, millennials are having less sex than previous generations. But is this supposed trend real or à la Bill Clinton, a matter merely of not engaging in “sex” as they understand “that term to be defined”?

California Bureaucrats Will Soon Require Solar Panels on New Homes: But Is It Safe?

James Murphy at rss - 22 hours ago
[image: california-bureaucrats-will-soon-require-solar-panels-on-new-homes-but-is-it-safe] Unelected bureaucrats are making decisions that belong in the hands of home builders, all for the sake climate-change hysteria.

Israel says

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
*Israel attacks Iranian military positions in Syria! * Did you wake up this morning to John Humphrys announcing excitedly that Israel has struck Iranian military bases in Syria?……………… after an Iranian attack on the Golan? Is this an example of the BBC’s special “last/first” formulation? However, despite the Today Programme's dramatic headline, the BBC did indeed report the “last” incident (which came first) on the BBC website, so they were aware of it. As usual, it comes under the category “Israel says”. *Iran attacks Israel. *(Israel says) “Israel's military says Iranian force... more »

Israel Strikes Iranian Targets in Syria After Golan Heights Attack

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
Following Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear accord with Iran, Israel and Iranian-backed forces exchange rocket fire in the Golan Heights

Chronological sins in the bulk

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 22 hours ago
A week ago, I discussed an Indian paper criticizing the fuzzballs but I neglected a very interesting yet much shorter, 5-page-long paper On the interior geometry of a typical black hole microstate by de Boer, van Breukelen, Lokhande, K. Papadodimas, and Erik Verlinde. I've had some interesting exchanges with Kyriakos. What they do is to try the counterpart of Gao-Jafferis-Wall – but in the case of one CFT only. Two years ago, Gao-Jafferis-Wall considered an AdS-based BTZ black hole with two sides, two identical CFTs sit on the boundary, and they deform their Hamiltonian by a "couple... more »

Apr. 2018 Ocean Cooling Delayed

Hifast at Climate Collections - 22 hours ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: The best context for understanding decadal temperature changes comes from the world’s sea surface temperatures (SST), for several reasons: The ocean covers 71% of the globe and drives average temperatures; SSTs have a constant water content, (unlike air temperatures), so give a better reading of heat content variations; A major…

Western Shoshone Prayer Walk and Run -- Photos by Bad Bear

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 22 hours ago
Western Shoshone Prayer Walk and Run to Nuclear Test Site and Yucca Mountain Photos of Today by Western Shoshone Photojournalist Carl Bad Bear Sampson Ten miles south of Beatty, Nevada, on May 9, 2018 Police stopped by camp today. Photos copyright Carl Sampson, Censored News

Trump has proven himself to be the US version of Gaddafi

Robert Fisk at The Truthseeker - 23 hours ago
As Robert Fisk explains, the parallels are really quite creepy

The 2018 Met Gala: Because the Industry Loves Blasphemy

Vigilant Citizen at The Truthseeker - 23 hours ago
The controllers of popular culture promoted blasphemy at the 2018 Met Gala. With a little help from the Catholic clergy

‘The Great Jewish Masquerade Pt. 1 ‘

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 23 hours ago
Most Jews do not understand that Judaism places them in jeopardy, in opposition to humanity as a whole.

False Flags and Fake Reality

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 23 hours ago
Years ago suggesting that a government would attack own people and blame it on a “third party” was unthinkable. Gordon Duff explains why that's no longer the case

Trump’s Pull Out Of Nuclear Deal Was Planned From The Beginning

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 23 hours ago
One step closer To The “Path To Persia,” war with Iran

South Africa to emulate Zimbabwe with racial land expropriation

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 23 hours ago
Is South Africa heading down the same disastrous road as Zimbabwe?

Zionism and Africa / Jews and Blacks

Gilad Atzmon at The Truthseeker - 23 hours ago
Gilad Atzmon asks if they are really natural allies or whether the topic is just a colossal minefield?

UK will not follow Trump in ditching Iran deal, Boris Johnson vows

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 23 hours ago
Britain looks set to break with the U.S. over the Iran nuclear deal and other European countries are likely to follow. Although it may be enough to save the deal

Who Are (Not) Modern-Day Macedonians?

Vladislav B. SOTIROVIĆ at OrientalReview.org - 23 hours ago
The present-day Macedonians are the Slavs who to a certain degree assimilated pre-Slavic population of Macedonia but borrowed the ancient name of the settled land Macedonia as their new national one. The post Who Are (Not) Modern-Day Macedonians? appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Former CIA Analyst Turned Activist Ray McGovern Escorted Out Of Gina Haspel CIA Confirmation Hearing

Aaron at Activist Post - 23 hours ago
By Aaron Kesel Former CIA analyst Ray McGovern who used to brief Ronald Reagan was thrown out of Gina Haspel’s confirmation hearing to become the second CIA... more »

Neocon John Bolton Tells A Big Lie About Iran

Activist Post at Activist Post - 23 hours ago
By Kurt Nimmo National Security Adviser John Bolton is lying again. He says the US has no intention of invading Iran, taking it back to... more »

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
President Trump: "I would advise Iran not to start their nuclear program ... If they do, there will be very severe consequence." pic.twitter.com/fb4cZNaE2R — NBC News (@NBCNews) May 9, 2018 Hi @brhodes. This is my humvee from Iraq. It was blown up by an Iranian EFP that amputated my right arm and destroyed my left hand. You gave them billions and removed sanctions despite knowing they were killing Americans. That is your legacy. You have blood on your hands. pic.twitter.com/mJY16iUEAa — J.R. Salzman (@jrsalzman) May 8, 2018 Release of Americans by North Korea sets stage for summ... more »

One Million People Take Part In Immortal Regiment March In Moscow To Mark V-Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*RT:* *Record million people take part in Immortal Regiment march in Moscow to mark V-Day (VIDEO) * More than a million people have joined the Immortal Regiment march to commemorate WWII heroes, setting a new record. Russian President Vladimir Putin also took part in the event. Huge crowds are moving through the center of the Russian capital, carrying pictures of their relatives who experienced the horrors of the Great Patriotic War (as WWII is called in Russia). The Immortal Regiment march is part of Victory Day celebrations, which this year marks the 73rd anniversary of the def... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin, his Serbian counterpart Aleksandar Vucic and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu watch the Victory Day parade in Moscow. Maxim Shipenkov/Pool via REUTERS *WNU Editor: *The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *Russia marks Victory Day* (Reuters)

Does The EU Have What It Takes To Stand Up To US Sanctions Against Iran?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *EU rushes to arrange crisis meeting with Iran over nuclear deal* Foreign ministers attempt to soothe fears after Trump threatens to hit European businesses trading with Tehran. The European Union is scrambling to arrange a crisis meeting with Iran after Donald Trump pulled out of the nuclear agreement, as the Iranian president Hassan Rouhani said Europe had a “very limited opportunity” to save the deal. A day after the US president broke with the landmark 2015 agreement and warned he would seek to hit European businesses that continued to trade with Tehran, the ... more »

Have Yourself A Coke & A Smile - CW Chanter

cefrith@hotmail.com at Charles Frith - 1 day ago
Ocean Terminal - Southampton Brilliant social commentary from CW Chanter. Witty. Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced

Vladimir Putin calls for a Russian independence from the Petrodollar system

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 1 day ago
The West is boosting this process through its economic bullying More The post Vladimir Putin calls for a Russian independence from the Petrodollar system appeared first on The Duran.

Israel, Iran, and the newest preemptive strikes in Syria

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 1 day ago
The Jewish State has produced a new pretext for aggression against Syria More The post Israel, Iran, and the newest preemptive strikes in Syria appeared first on The Duran.

The Poet: William Wordsworth, “The World Is Too Much With Us”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“The World Is Too Much With Us”* “The world is too much with us; late and soon, Getting and spending, we lay waste our powers; Little we see in Nature that is ours; We have given our hearts away, a sordid boon! This Sea that bares her bosom to the moon; The winds that will be howling at all hours, And are up-gathered now like sleeping flowers; For this, for everything, we are out of tune; It moves us not. Great God! I’d rather be A Pagan suckled in a creed outworn; So might I, standing on this pleasant lea, Have glimpses that would make me less forlorn; Have sight of Proteus rising from ... more »

"Suckled in a Creed Outworn"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Suckled in a Creed Outworn" by Chet Raymo "Sitting on the beach over the winter with my pal Dwight, we kept track of the Moon, Sun and tides. He's insatiably curious. I showed him - with diagrams in the sand - how the Alexandrians of the 3rd century B.C.E. determined the sizes and distances of the Sun and Moon. It's a fabulous story, which I told in "Walking Zero: Discovering of Cosmic Space and Time Along the Prime Meridian." It is almost a cliche to say that Western civilization was created by the Greeks. Our government, law, art, music, architecture, literature, drama, histori... more »

Iranian Forces Launch Rockets At Israeli In The First Direct Attack Ever. Israel Launches Massive Counterattack In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Daily Mail:* *Iran attacks Israel directly for the first time as it fires 20 rockets from Syria at military bases and Israeli jets respond by bombing Damascus amid fears of war a day after Trump tore up nuclear deal* * Iranian forces fired 20 rockets at Israeli front-line military positions, Israel said * It triggered an Israeli reprisal and further escalating heightened tensions * Israeli military said Iron Dome rocket defene system intercepted some rockets * Explosions were heard in Damascus, with reports saying Israel is striking back Iran has attacked Israel directly for the... more »

Maine Democrats Don't Need More Crooks Like Lucas St. Clair And His Family Messing Up Politics

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*Jared Golden was endorsed by Maine's AFL-CIO today, not by rich friends of mommy* Today, Maine's AFL-CIO announced ttheir endorsement of Jared Golden in the Democratic primary. Speakers included Cynthia Phinney, Maine AFL-CIO President, a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Ron Green of the Professional Fire Fighters of Maine, Patrick Carleton, a Chesterville papermaker and member of the United Steelworkers, and Julie Eaton, a Stonington lobsterman and member of the Machinists union-- and, of course Jared Golden, a veteran and member of working class who ... more »

Israeli Police Teach School Children How to Shoot Palestinians

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Israeli Police Teach School Children How to Shoot Palestinians by Ali Abunimah, https://electronicintifada.net/ Israeli police planned to teach children how to shoot at Palestinians as part of a training exercise in a school. – The incident in the Menashe Regional Council, near Haifa in northern present-day Israel, was brought to light in recent days when Palestinian citizens […]

Real Former Member Of The Illuminati Exposes The Satanic Takeover Of The Vatican And More

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Alex Jones Channel Published on May 9, 2018 See the FULL INTERVIEW with Leo Zagami on YouTube at Infowars Interviews or click the link below: https://youtu.be/X3lR1_zBTNQ – Leo Zagami joins Alex Jones live via Skype to give his own personal history and explain how and what he knows about the true inner-workings of the ‘enlightened’, […]

PENTAGON INSIDER: Israel Pushing Iran To Total War And Attempting To Drag The U.S. Into It

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Alex Jones Channel Published on May 9, 2018 Alex Jones’ Pentagon insider, Zaq, joins live over the phone to break down Israel’s escalation and provocation against Iran by striking their military bases in Syria on behalf of Saudi Arabia. end

Trump’s Cancellation of Iran Nuclear Deal Based on Netanyahu’s Fairy Tale

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Trump’s Cancellation of Iran Nuclear Deal Based on Netanyahu’s Fairy Tale by daniel mcadams, http://www.ronpaulinstitute.org/ War Codes in Trump’s Iran Proclamation Today President Trump announced that he was canceling US participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JPCOA) otherwise known as the Iran nuclear deal. The president’s assertions were ludicrous and factually incorrect, but the neocons […]

‘Israel Lobby Calling the Shots in Trump’s Rollback Policy on Iran’ – Max Blumenthal

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
‘Israel Lobby Calling the Shots in Trump’s Rollback Policy on Iran’ – Max Blumenthal by https://www.rt.com/ President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is a result of a lobbying effort by American Jewish billionaires and recycled, cooked-up intelligence touted by the Israeli PM, journalist Max Blumenthal told RT. – Trump’s decision to pull the […]

Senator Durbin “Iran Does NOT Have A Nuclear Weapon! Or A Quick Ability To Make One!”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
First 1:20 is US propaganda and largely outright lies. wwwMOXNEWScom Published on May 8, 2018 May 08, 2018 C-SPAN News http://MOXNews.com end

Malaysian Stocks, Ringgit Crash As Opposition Wins Election

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Malaysian Stocks, Ringgit Crash As Opposition Wins Election by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ Update 2: Malaysia’s Opposition Coalition wins a majority in the nation’s election. The Ringgit is tumbling-er… – Mahathir Mohamad’s Pakatan Harapan coalition secures a majority in the Malaysian parliament, according to the election commission. – And here’s why the currency is crumbling… – “When […]

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

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Russia Insight Published on May 8, 2018 Putin’s first statement after the inauguration in Russia’s State Duma. Russia will diversify its international reserves further, President Vladimir Putin said. Russian President Vladimir Putin considers necessary to strengthen the national economic sovereignty. end

Michael Pento: Super Spike In Precious Metals Coming. Worldwide Depression Coming, Buy Gold

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Michael Pento: Super Spike In Precious Metals Coming. Worldwide Depression Coming, Buy Gold 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 . […]

Reports: Syrian Army Responds to Israeli Artillery Fire

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
PressTV Published on May 9, 2018 Report: Syrian missiles hit Israeli military positions in occupied Golan Heights following Israeli artillery fire. end

Air Raid Sirens Sound In Israel After Air Strikes on Syria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
The Alex Jones Channel Published on May 9, 2018 Iranian and Syrian forces have attacked Israeli occupied territory in the Golan Heights in retaliation for Israel’s air-strikes yesterday. end

In Major Escalation, Israel Unleashes Airstrikes, Shelling On Syria In Retaliation For Alleged Iran Attack

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
In Major Escalation, Israel Unleashes Airstrikes, Shelling On Syria In Retaliation For Alleged Iran Attack by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ Summary: The situation is fluid to say the least, but as far as we can tell this is what has happened tonight so far: – 1. Sirens go off in Golan Heights 2. Loud explosions heard Then blame-game begins… – […]

Nuno Rocha, “Momentos”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Nuno Rocha, “Momentos” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsVt6-PgdNc

Musical Interlude: Adiemus, “Adiemus”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Adiemus, “Adiemus” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aL8kZ-iVk90&html5=1

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“The Tarantula Nebula is more than a thousand light-years in diameter, a giant star forming region within nearby satellite galaxy the Large Magellanic Cloud, about 180 thousand light-years away. The largest, most violent star forming region known in the whole Local Group of galaxies, the cosmic arachnid sprawls across this spectacular composite view constructed with space- and ground-based image data. *Click image for larger size.* Within the Tarantula (NGC 2070), intense radiation, stellar winds and supernova shocks from the central young cluster of massive stars, cataloged as R136,... more »

Chet Raymo, “Strange”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Strange”* by Chet Raymo “In a review in the “New York Times” Book Review, Daniel Handler writes: “And strange? Well, let's get this straight: All great books are strange. Every lasting work of literature since the very weird "Beowulf" has been strange, not only because it grapples with the strangeness around us, but also because the effect of originality is startling, making even the oldest books feel like brand new stories.” Strange: Out-of-the-ordinary, unusual, curious. "The strangeness around us," says Handler. There is a paradox here. What could be less strange than the wo... more »

"There Comes A Time..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"There comes a time in the life of us all when we must lay aside our books or put down our tools and leave our place of work and walk forth on the road to meet the enemy face-to-face. Once and for all and at last." - Edward Abbey

Scientists Test Three Solutions for Cleaning Pesticides Off Produce: The Winner is Clear, Chemical-Free and Surprisingly Cheap

Nick Meyer at AltHealthWorks.com - 1 day ago
Each year, the release of the Environmental Working Group’s ‘Clean Fifteen’ and ‘Dirty Dozen’ lists inspire countless health conscious shoppers looking for the best deals on produce as free from toxic pesticides as possible. This year’s list followed a similar pattern, with the exception of two well known crops that contain “less than one percent detectable pesticides,” even in their non-organic iteraitons. Despite the good news, there’s still a pesticide-related problem that shows few signs of slowing in the United States, especially with Bayer set to take over Monsanto in the ... more »

Breaking: Syrian military launches new wave of missiles into occupied Golan Heights

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:10 A.M.) – At approximately 4:05 A.M. (Damascus Time), the Syrian military launched a fresh wave of missiles towards the occupied Golan Heights. According to a military report, the Syrian missiles reportedly targeted Israeli Army bases around the Golan Heights. The fate of these missiles is still unknown. While the Syrian military is […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Israeli missiles pound southern Damascus, massive explosions heard throughout capital city

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 A.M.) – The Israeli forces have launched another large wave of missiles towards the southern countryside of Damascus, causing massive explosions that could be heard throughout the capital. The Israeli missiles repeatedly struck the town of Al-Kisweh, which reportedly has a small presence of Iranian soldiers deployed there. No casualties have been […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army foils opportunistic rebel offensive in Al-Quneitra

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has foiled an opportunistic offensive by the rebel forces in the Al-Quneitra Governorate tonight. According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian Army was able to beat back the rebel forces that attacked the town of Samdaniyah Al-Gharbiyah shortly after the Israeli attack. The […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian military fires missiles into occupied Golan Heights for first time in decades

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:10 A.M.) – The Syrian military took a bold stance tonight, firing several missiles into the occupied Golan Heights for the first time in decades. A military source in Damascus told Al-Masdar News that the Syrian military fired the missiles towards an Israeli base in the occupied Golan Heights; however, he could not […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Israel says 20 rockets fired by Iranians towards occupied Golan Heights

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:05 A.M.) – The official Twitter account of the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) claimed tonight that at least 20 rockets were fired by Iran’s Al-Quds Force towards the occupied Golan Heights. “About an hour ago, IDF defense systems identified approximately 20 rockets that the Iranian Quds forces launched at the IDF forward posts […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Israeli forces fire missiles towards southern Damascus

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 A.M.) – Approximately ten minutes ago, the Israeli forces fired several missiles towards the southern countryside of Damascus, hitting a number of sites belonging to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA). According to a military source in Damascus, the Israeli missiles targeted the Al-Kisweh area, which was also struck the night before. No […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Developing: Rebels take advantage of Israeli attack to launch offensive against Syrian Army

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 A.M.) – The rebel forces in Al-Quneitra took advantage of the recent Israeli attack to launch a powerful offensive against the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) in the Al-Quneitra Governorate tonight. According to a military source in Damascus, the rebel forces launched a big assault on the town of Samdaiyah Al-Gharbiyah after the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Perverse, conflicted ethical systems

Paul Driessen at CFACT - 1 day ago
Radical environmentalists put people last, and destroy habitats and wildlife to end fossil fuels.

Israel/Syria/Iran Conflict: Update Summary, Wed, 05/09/2018 - 17:54:

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*Update Summary, Wed, 05/09/2018 - 17:54:* "The situation is fluid to say the least, but as far as we can tell this is what has happened tonight so far: 1. Sirens go off in Golan Heights. 2. Loud explosions heard. Then blame-game begins... 3. AP: The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported Wednesday that Israel has attacked targets of the Syrian military on the outskirts of Quneitra. 4. AP: Activists reported rocket fire from Israel into southern Syrian just before midnight Wednesday. 5. AP: The Israeli army says it is investigating and has no further details. 6. IDF report that... more »

Has the Democratic Party Lost Its Edge?

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 1 day ago
Democratic Party workers watching the presidential election returns in shock on the night of November 8, 2016. Photo Credit: AP / Matt Rourke For a very long time, progressives have believed that eventual long-term control of the federal government by the Democratic Party was their manifest destiny. People of their ideological persuasion were gaining control […] The post Has the Democratic Party Lost Its Edge? appeared first on A Divided World.

The dilemma - cars and guns

David Brin at CONTRARY BRIN - 1 day ago
*== Again, why aren’t guns treated like cars? ==* Ponder a stark contrast. We have two examples of how America facilitates *possession of potentially lethal machinery* in the hands of citizens. Deadly tools that can be owned by almost any adult. In one case, there are more than *two hundred million users*, who operate the machines with stunning skill, aiming them to just *barely miss each other,* hundreds of times per day. They license and register the machines and get insurance. Yes, thousands of lives are lost to these potentially lethal machines! But if you divide that toll by t... more »

Are Trump’s Actions on Iran Nuclear Deal a Precursor to War?

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 1 day ago
[image: are-trump-s-actions-on-iran-nuclear-deal-a-precursor-to-war] In keeping another campaign promise, President Trump pulled the United States out of the Iran nuclear agreement on Tuesday, four days ahead of the deadline. Besides ending U.S. involvement in the deal, Trump signed off on reimposing previous sanctions on Iran and said the United States will impose new sanctions on any country that helps Iran develop a nuclear program.

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