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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.

Friday, May 11, 2018

11 May - Blogs I'm Following 1 of 2

11:11 pm MDT

A Look At What Life Is Like Aboard The Aircraft Carrier USS Harry Truman

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 minutes ago
*Daily Mail: **On board the $4.5billion US carrier Harry S Truman which is as long as the Empire State Building, houses more than 5,000 people, and can launch two fighter jets every 40 seconds against the Islamic State* * US carrier Truman been supporting attacks on Islamic State targets in Syria under Operation Inherent Resolve * Ships this size are designed to 'project American presence and power off any coast' according to the US navy * Working together, the crew can fire off two planes every 40 seconds during daylight, or 60 seconds at night * Crews work 12-hour shifts and the ... more »

51 School Children Hospitalized After Mass Poisoning in Ukraine

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 4 minutes ago
*Dilyana Gaytandzhieva* | Why are these outbreaks becoming more prevalent in Ukraine?

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 37 minutes ago
Turkish Army helicopters take part in a live fire drill. REUTERS/Osman Orsal *WNUJ Editor: *The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *Turkey holds military drills* (Reuters)

Did Trump Scrap the Nuke’s Deal to Pay Back His Pro-Israel Campaign Donors?

Mike Whitney at The Truthseeker - 37 minutes ago
Who did Trump rip up the nuclear deal with Iran for? Not the American people, who have now been pushed closer to conflict with Iran

Trump Has No Plan Left on Iran Other Than War

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 37 minutes ago
The Iran nuclear agreement has been a great success over the last three years. The IAEC, the Europeans and the UN all say Iran is fully compliant. Tearing up the nuclear accord can only mean one thing: Trump wants war with Iran

Israel’s claims vs Reality

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 37 minutes ago
Ryan Dawson on what we are not being told about the latest clashes between Israel and Syria and Iran

Russia Says No S-300 Missiles For Syria After Netanyahu Visit

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 37 minutes ago
Did Netanyahu persuade Putin to withhold support? Or does Russia feel Syria has successfully established a new air defence network?

Kanye and Danielle do Tango for Two in the Ballroom of the Overlook Hotel

Les Visible at The Truthseeker - 37 minutes ago
Reflections in a Petri Dish is upbeat, although we don’t know why, as he reflects on popular culture

The Babylonian Talmud’s hateful attitude toward non-Judaic women

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 37 minutes ago
The Talmud’s rulings on what it refers to as menstrual filth, slaves, heathens and whores and how the IDF's chief rabbi is ready to allow the rape of gentile women during war

A Look At How The U.S. And China Are Actually Financing The Other Country's Military Build-Up

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 39 minutes ago
Chinese aircraft carrier in the South China Sea. VCG *Jonathan Russo, The Observer:* *China Is Basically Paying for the US Navy’s Build Up in the South China Sea* “Build the wall” was the Trump crowd’s rallying cry during his campaign. To further rile up his supporters, Trump would retort, “And Mexico is going to pay for it.” But over a year and a half later, it appears that Mexico paying for the wall was nothing but a pipe dream and a marketing scheme to mobilize immigration hardliners. Worse yet for Trump, of the $33 billion he requested to secure the border, Congress has only au... more »

Musical Interlude: Ludovico Einaudi, "Divenire", Live At Royal Albert Hall, London

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 58 minutes ago
Ludovico Einaudi, "Divenire", Live At Royal Albert Hall, London - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1DRDcGlSsE

"That One Sentence..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago

"How to Get Ahead in the Swamp”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"How to Get Ahead in the Swamp”* By Bill Bonner "It is more proper that law should govern than any one of the citizens." Aristotle, "Politics, Book III" "Yesterday, we took a look at what was happening in Argentina. A shorthand version: Argentina seems like it is on the way up…President Mauricio Macri really is draining the swamp - or is trying to. But after 70 years of Peronism, there is a lot of swamp to drain. And the slithery creatures don’t like to see the juice dry up. *Rising waters: *Meanwhile, the media yesterday reported on rising water in Washington. Among the news item... more »

ISIS in Syria nearly cutoff from Iraqi border (map)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 hour ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:50 A.M.) – The so-called Islamic State (ISIS) is nearly on the verge of collapse in the Deir Ezzor Governorate, as their forces have lost a large chunk of ground in the Euphrates River Valley. The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) scored a big advance in eastern Deir Ezzor on Friday, seizing several […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Yemeni journalist claims Saudi cluster bombs dropped on Yemen

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 hour ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:25 A.M.) – Yemeni journalist Hasan al-Buhaiiti revealed on air from Sanaa on Friday, what he claimed are cluster bombs dropped by Saudi-led airstrikes on Yemen on May 10, in the Hamdan district of Sanaa province. The journalist claimed that the actions of the Yemeni rescuers were hindered by a military aircraft of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian airstrikes target former US-backed rebels in northern Hama (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 hour ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 A.M.) – The Russian Aerospace Forces continued their air campaign over the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate, Friday, targeting several areas under the control of the Islamist rebels. According to a Syrian military report from nearby Latakia, the Russian Aerospace Forces carried out more than 20 airstrikes over northern Hama, hitting […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian jets hammer positions of foreign jihadists along Turkish border

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 hour ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:15 A.M.) – For the second night in a row, the Russian Aerospace Forces have launched several airstrikes over the western countryside of the Idlib Governorate. Russian jets flying out of the Hmaymim Military Airport in southwest reportedly carried out several airstrikes over the Jisr Al-Shughour District last night, causing many explosions at […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Israeli weapons among arms handed over to Syrian Army by militants in southern Damascus

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 hour ago
Militants in the south Damascus towns of Babila, Yelda and Beit Sahem handed over their “medium and heavy weapons” to the Syrian Army on Friday, according to reports by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA.) The militants will now be transported to the Idlib governorate as part of the agreed transfer deal. A local SANA […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Over 3,000 rebels, family members leave northern Homs for Idlib

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 hour ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 A.M.) – A large number of rebel fighters and their family members departed from the northern countryside of Homs to the Idlib Governorate in northern Syria on Friday. According to a military source in Damascus, at least 71 buses filled with 3,000 rebels and their family members departed from the Al-Rastan Crossing […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Israeli minister lauds Russia for not negotiating S-300 deliveries to Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 hour ago
Israeli Intelligence Minister Yisrael Katz has told Sputnik that he considers Russian Presidential Aide Vladimir Kozhin’s remark that there were no negotiations on the supply of S-300 surface-to-air missile systems to Syria to be a demonstration of Moscow’s respect toward Tel Aviv. “I see here another manifestation of mutual respect, which our countries have toward […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

How The GOP Hopes To Save Their House Majority-- Trumpanzee Jr, Adelson's Gambling Money And... Not Much Else

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
When people wanted to think Trump could turn into a normal president after the election-- fools-- there was speculation that he would put together an awesome, historic, bipartisan infrastructure plan that would unite the country. Instead, Trump, Ryan and McConnell decided to go for the tax scam for GOP donors, something that certainly killed any chance for a significant infrastructure effort. The tax scam also turned out to be a blow to the GOIP's slender hopes to holds onto power in Congress, something an infrastructure bill might have helped them accomplish. Señor Trumpanzee's c... more »

The U.S. Army Is Testing a Bigger (And Deadlier) Bullet

Task and Purpose, Jeff Schogol at The National Interest - 1 hour ago
*Task and Purpose, Jeff Schogol* *Security, North America* Washington's enemies won't be happy. *The round itself is not the biggest technical hurdle to be overcome, Donahue said. Both the automatic rifle that will replace the SAW and the new carbine will have increased chamber pressure and digital sights that “are probably a bigger deal” than the bullet that they will chamber.* For decades the U.S. military’s rifles and machine guns have chambered either 5.56mm or 7.62mm rounds. Now, the Army’s newest weapons are being tested to fire a new caliber bullet that’s faster and more ... more »

Why Russia Can't Build a Stealth Fighter (And Might Not Have To)

TNI Staff at The National Interest - 1 hour ago
*TNI Staff* *Security, Europe* Moscow has its own security needs—and stealth isn't high on the list. A pair of Sukhoi Su-57 PAK-FA fifth-generation fighters flew over Moscow’s Victory Day Parade on May 9, demonstrating the technical capabilities of the Russian military. An interim version of the Su-57—which incorporates stealth technology—is expected to complete development in 2019. The Russian Air Force hopes to take delivery of a dozen pre production version jets for operational testing that same year. However, it is not clear how many of the current version of the Su-57—which... more »

5 Worst Military Rifles on the Planet

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 1 hour ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, North America* The worst of the worst. Military rifles were for decades the primary weapon of an army. Wielded by the largest fighting branch, the infantry, rifles were used in both attack and defense. Because of their importance and the slow march of technological innovation, rifles were upgraded conservatively, with some armies, such as the the German and British armies, using the same rifle for fifty years or more. Rifles simply had to work, and it was better to stick with an older one that was a sure thing than a newer rifle that was less than per... more »

Russia's Most Deadly Fighter Ever Is Ready for War (In China's Air Force)

Zachary Keck at The National Interest - 1 hour ago
*Zachary Keck* *Security, Asia* Yes, this happened. China has officially commissioned its most advanced Russian fighter jet into service. Late last month, Chinese state-run media, citing Wu Qian, a spokesperson for China's Ministry of National Defense, reported: “The People's Liberation Army (PLA) has commissioned Su-35 fighter jets.” Wu added: “As a multi-role fighter jet, the Su-35 is capable of precision strikes on ground and sea targets.” The news hardly comes as a surprise, but it has huge implications for the region. China signed a $2 billion agreement with Russia to purc... more »

A Step-By-Step Plan for Denuclearizing North Korea

Michael O'Hanlon at The National Interest - 1 hour ago
*Michael O'Hanlon* *Security, Asia* Trump should be armed with a conceptual framework before he gets on his plane to meet Kim next month. The recent news about the upcoming summit between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un on June 12 in Singapore is exciting and encouraging. It would not have seemed remotely possible a year ago—or even six months ago. Back then, war seemed much more likely. It is impossible to know whether the decision to hold a summit is primarily due to Kim’s newfound confidence in his missile and nuclear capabilities, or his fear of Trump’s military threa... more »

Sunset at Peace Camp, Nuclear Test Site, by Bad Bear

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 1 hour ago
Photos by Carl Bad Bear Sampson, Western Shoshone The Western Shoshone Prayer Walk and Run is camped across from the Nuclear Test Site and Yucca Mountain tonight. It is also called Mercury, Nevada -- Buck Sampson, Paiute


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"Some people have facts; these can be proven. Some people have theories; these can be disproven. But people with opinions are mindless and have their minds made up about it." - P. J. O'Rourke

"Huxley vs. Orwell"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Huxley vs. Orwell"* by Neil Postman “What Orwell feared were those who would ban books. What Huxley feared was that there would be no reason to ban a book, for there would be no one who wanted to read one... Orwell feared those who would deprive us of information. Huxley feared those who would give us so much that we would be reduced to passivity and egoism... Orwell feared that the truth would be concealed from us. Huxley feared the truth would be drowned in a sea of irrelevance... Orwell feared we would become a captive culture. Huxley feared we would become a trivial cult... more »

What Will Be The Impact Of Sanctions On The Iranian Economy?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Jo Harper, DW*: *How will Iran's economy hold up if sanctions return?* Trump’s decision to end the Iran nuclear deal will hit the Iranian economy, although with China and the EU not on board the impact may be less severe than some fear. How Iran's banking system fares could tell us more. President Hassan Rouhani sought this week to reassure Iranians that their country's economy could withstand the likely reimposition of sanctions. after US President Trump's nuclear deal pull out. But opinions differ on the extent to which Rouhani's words are bravado. "The sanctions could signific... more »

“Bread, Circuses and Bombs - Decline of The American Empire” Part 1

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“Bread, Circuses and Bombs - * *Decline of The American Empire, Part 1”* by James Quinn "Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions- everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses." - Juvenal, “Satire” (100 A.D.) “Roman satirist and poet Juvenal was displaying contempt for a degraded Roman citizenry that had shunned civic responsibility, shirked their duties of citizenship within a republic, and... more »

"Bread, Circuses & Bombs – Decline of The American Empire, Part Two"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Bread, Circuses & Bombs – * *Decline of The American Empire, Part Two"* by James Quinn "In Part One of this article I discussed the similarities between the Roman Empire and the American Empire at a high level. In this article I’ll delve into some specific similarities and rhymes between the fall of the Roman Empire and our modern day empire of debt, decay and decline. I’ll address our expansive level of bread and circuses and how defects in our human nature lead to people willingly sacrificing their liberty for promises of safety and security. All empires decline due to the same ... more »

"Back to the Dark Ages of Feudalism"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Back to the Dark Ages of Feudalism"* by Gilbert Mercier "History never repeats itself, but from time to time, consciously or not, some influential men attempt to force us into the monstrosity of their imaginary time machines to try to reverse decades, and in the case of feudalism, almost a millenium of social progress. The mid-20th century brought the years of collective psychosis of Adolf Hitler’s “thousand year Reich,” and more recently what can be viewed as the United States of America’s imperialist manifesto or so-called “Project for the New American Century”, concocted in 19... more »

"Make Them Laugh..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Look, it's all going to Hell in a hand-basket, that's obvious... Wars, climate change, loss of civil liberties and the existence of a true police state, very real and imminent global economic collapse, and worst of all, the ultimate and terminal nightmare of Fukushima. The least we can do is try to understand how and why, and who and what's taking us there, don't you think? - CP

"How Safe Are We? Our Blindness to Systemic Dangers”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"How Safe Are We? Our Blindness to Systemic Dangers”* by Charles Hugh Smith "If you've bought a new vehicle recently, you may have noticed some "safety features" that strike many as Nanny State over-reach. You can't change radio stations, for example, if the vehicle is in reverse. Who knows who or what you'll run over in reverse if you were allowed to change radio stations while in reverse gear? How many injuries can be traced to people changing radio stations while in reverse? A friend recently told us that the California Legislature is considering a law that makes it legal for p... more »

Reconfirmed: Artificial Sweeteners Make You Fat and Sick

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 2 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola* - Sugar alternatives are very dangerous to your health.

Europe Moves To Protect Billions In Trade With Iran

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Europe moves to safeguard interests in Iran after U.S. pullout* BERLIN/PARIS (Reuters) - Europe’s largest economies lobbied to protect their companies’ investments in Iran on Friday, seeking to keep the nuclear deal with Tehran alive after Washington pulled out and threatened to impose sanctions on European companies. Germany and France have significant trade links with Iran and remain committed to the nuclear agreement, as does Britain, and the three countries’ foreign ministers plan to meet on Tuesday to discuss it. That is part of a flurry of diplomatic activity f... more »

Gaza Border Protests Enter Final Stage Against ‘Israeli Occupation’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
RT Published on May 11, 2018 Anti-Israeli demonstrations along the Gaza border are continuing as part of the Palestinians’ so-called ‘Great March of Return’. Over the last 6 weeks, the movement has reportedly left almost 50 Palestinians killed & thousands injured, as Israeli forces dispersed crowds along the border fence. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/9531 end

‘Are We America’s Vassals?’ European Allies Criticise US Withdrawal from Iran Deal

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
RT Published on May 11, 2018 Should Europe be nothing more than a vassal to America? That’s the question that’s been raised by the senior French minister. It comes as anger’s running high in Europe following Trump’s decision to ditch the Iran nuclear deal. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/952e end

Shameless Juncker Just Used Trump’s Iran Withdrawal to Push ‘United States of Europe’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Shameless Juncker Just Used Trump’s Iran Withdrawal to Push ‘United States of Europe’ by JOE BARNES, BRUSSELS CORRESPONDENT, https://www.express.co.uk/ EUROPEAN UNION boss Jean-Claude Juncker is using Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal to further the bloc’s ambitions of creating a ‘United States of Europe’ of its own single army, according to British MEP Mike Hookem. […]

US Moves To Cut Off Iran From Global Economy

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
US Moves To Cut Off Iran From Global Economy by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ Six years after SWIFT cut ties with Iranian banks during the last round of Western sanctions on the Persian nation, on Thursday afternoon the U.S. took another step toward cutting Iran off from the global economy when the US Treasury announced it was […]

Macron And Other European Leaders Pledge to Salvage Iran Deal: New Peace Treaty?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Is this coming new Iranian Nuclear Deal: Peace Treaty, Daniel’s ‘Covenant of 1 Week’? See bottom of post. – Macron And Other European Leaders Pledge to Salvage Iran Deal by Melissa Bell, Saskya Vandoorne and James Masters, CNN Paris (CNN)French President Emmanuel Macron reaffirmed Europe’s commitment to the Iran nuclear deal Wednesday while urging Tehran […]

Ron Paul Liberty Report: Europe ‘Can No Longer Trust US For Protection.’ Good.

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
RonPaulLibertyReport Streamed live on May 10, 2018 Angered by President Trump’s decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal, German Chancellor Merkel has urged Europe to get its act together and stop relying on the US for defense protection. If Europe follows through, it can only be good news for the US… end

‘Are We America’s Vassals?’ France Vows to Trade with Iran in Defiance of US ‘Economic Policeman’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
‘Are We America’s Vassals?’ France Vows to Trade with Iran in Defiance of US ‘Economic Policeman’ by https://www.rt.com/ On the heels of Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran deal, France’s economy minister has urged Europe to stop acting like “US vassals” and continue trading with Tehran in defiance of what “the global economic policeman” has in store. […]

Leaked Doc Reveals White House Planning “Regime Change” In Iran

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Leaked Doc Reveals White House Planning “Regime Change” In Iran by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ It appears Rudy Giuliani wasn’t lying. Just a few days after the former NYC mayor and latest member of President Trump’s unexpectedly let it slip that “we got a president who is tough, who does not listen to the people who are naysayers, and a […]

Trump & Bolton Call for Regime Change in Iran Even as They Speak of Peace

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Trump & Bolton Call for Regime Change in Iran Even as They Speak of Peace by https://www.rt.com/ White House National Security Adviser John Bolton says the US withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal is not a step towards a policy of regime change in Tehran. His own record and President Donald Trump’s words suggest otherwise. – […]

Israel Using ‘Planned Provocations’ to ‘Get the US into a War With Iran’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Israel Using ‘Planned Provocations’ to ‘Get the US into a War With Iran’ by https://sputniknews.com/ The escalation of violence near the Golan Heights and Damascus this week is part of a neoconservative plan to lasso the US into war with Iran, an expert told Sputnik. – Mark Sleboda, a security and international affairs analyst, says the […]

Are Israel and Iran Inching Closer to War? | Inside Story

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Al Jazeera English Published on May 11, 2018 Israel has launched its most ferocious attack inside Syria, since the war of October 1973. But now the target is Iran, Syrian President Bashar Al Assad’s ally. Just a day after the Trump administration walked out of the Iran nuclear deal, Israel accused Iran of firing rockets on […]

Reality Check: Why Did Trump Abandon the Iran Deal?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Ben Swann Published on May 10, 2018 Reality Check with Ben Swann: http://truthinmedia.com/reality-check… President Trump announced Tuesday that the U.S. will pull out of the Iran nuclear deal. It is a campaign promise that he made repeatedly during the election. Trump has said the Iran deal is the worst of all time, and instead of staying […]

Syria: Israel’s Attacks Signal New Phase in War

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
PressTV Published on May 10, 2018 The Syrian army says it has destroyed most Israeli missiles that were fired at the Arab country. end

JCPOA Aftermath: Israel to go to War with Iran?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
RT America Published on May 10, 2018 Not long after President Donald Trump announced his decision to withdraw from the Iran Nuclear Deal, Israel attacked what it claims are “Iranian targets.” These developments could lead to an unprecedented military confrontation in the region. RT America’s Anya Parampil explains. end

EU IS DYING: Macron’s Shocking Admission European Dream is Nearing Its Demise

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
EU IS DYING: Macron’s Shocking Admission European Dream is Nearing Its Demise by JOE BARNES, BRUSSELS CORRESPONDENT, https://www.express.co.uk/ FRENCH President Emmanuel Macron has offered a jaw-dropping admission that the European Union dream is nearing its demise as Angela Merkel drags her feet over a series of reforms for the bloc. – Mr Macron’s plans are seemingly at […]

The Last Train to Los Angeles

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
. Yaqui Ceremonial Leader Jose Matus Photo by Brenda Norrell, Zapatista Village, Lacandon Jungle, Chiapas The Last Train to Los Angeles By Brenda Norrell Censored News This is what they called out, on this cold night in Flagstaff, "Last Train to Los Angeles." It has a poetic ring to it. My mind is not on Los Angeles, or the train, but on a writer and a great friend, both who left

Germany begs Russia to pick up the torch that US has dropped

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 3 hours ago
This is American exceptionalism in action. It means, 'except' America. More The post Germany begs Russia to pick up the torch that US has dropped appeared first on The Duran.

What to Expect from Putin’s Fourth Term

Angela Stent at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Angela Stent* *Politics, Europe* [image: Vladimir Putin is sworn as Russian President during an inauguration ceremony at the Kremlin in Moscow] And will he begin to groom a successor? Moscow was the scene of two elaborate celebrations this week. On May 7, Vladimir Putin took the oath of office in the Kremlin for his fourth term as president, describing Russia as a “country of magnificent victories and accomplishments” and vowing to “do everything to build up Russia’s might, prosperity and glory.” On May 9, Russia commemorated the victory over Germany in the Great Patriotic War ... more »

U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo Says U.S. Will Provide Economic Help To North Korea If It Gives Up Nuclear Weapons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*USA Today*: *Pompeo suggests U.S. will assist North Korea's economy if it gets rid of nuclear weapons* Secretary of State Mike Pompeo suggested Friday the United States would assist North Korea with its economy if it gets rid of nuclear weapons. The announcement was made at a joint news conference with South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha one day after Pompeo returned from North Korea with three American prisoners. Pompeo said he had "substantive" conversations with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un during his visit ahead of a highly anticipated planned summit between Pr... more »

Did Ayatollah Khamenei Share a Picture of Himself Reading ‘Fire and Fury’?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 3 hours ago
An image apparently showing Iran's Supreme Leader reading Michael Wolff’s controversial book about U.S. President Donald Trump is authentic.

Was Sen. John McCain a ‘Hanoi Hilton Songbird’?

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 3 hours ago
A Fox News analyst was fired from the network after attempting to revive an old, debunked smear against the lawmaker and former prisoner of war.

These 5 Organizations are the Reason Cannabis is Still a Crime

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Phillip Schneider* - From big pharma to big government, this is the resistance to cannabis legalization.

Detecting Cancer – Can You Trust All the Tests?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - Obviously, a false diagnosis of cancer would be a disaster.

Book Review: How a Nation Is Destroyed, And How It Can Save Itself

Alicia at LaRouchePAC Feed - 4 hours ago
In LaRouche PAC's Campaign to Secure the Future pamphlet we referenced Sam Quinones' book, *Dreamland*, about America's out of control opioid epidemic. This is a review of the book written by Paul Gallagher for *EIR* magazine. We are presenting it here with the author's permission.

Musical Interlude: 2002, "Another Answer Came"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
2002, "Another Answer Came" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILt_GZqJzjQ&feature=related

Tonight's Movie Is 'All Quiet on the Western Front'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
From *Wikipedia*: All Quiet on the Western Front is a television film produced by ITC Entertainment, released on November 14, 1979, starring Richard Thomas as Paul Bäumer, and Ernest Borgnine as Katczinsky. It is based on the book of the same name by Erich Maria Remarque. The 1979 film was directed by Delbert Mann. The film has its share of tension and death, and in the spirit of the novel, manages to convey a sense of desolation, hardship and waste. Late in the film, the turmoil and wretchedness of the main character, Paul Baumer, is manifested in his extreme disassociation while... more »

Big Election In Nebraska Tuesday

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
Many outsiders tend to think of Nebraska as another hopeless red ink state. But it's not. The Omaha-based 2nd district is a nice normal all-American swing district. In 2012 Obama won narrowly; in 2012 Romney won narrowly and in 2016 Trump beat Hillary 48.2 to 46.0%. The PVI is R+4. The current congressman is Republican Don Bacon, who beat Blue Dog Democrat (an "ex"-Republican himself) Brad Ashford, in 2016. Ashford was unable to motivate the Democratic base, primarily because he tended to vote with the Republicans most of the time. Bacon beat him 141,066 (48.9%) to 137,602 (47.7%)... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"In the center of star-forming region 30 Doradus lies a huge cluster of the largest, hottest, most massive stars known. These stars, known collectively as star cluster R136, were captured above in visible light by the Wide Field Camera peering through the refurbished Hubble Space Telescope. *Click image for larger size.* Gas and dust clouds in 30 Doradus, also known as the Tarantula Nebula, have been sculpted into elongated shapes by powerful winds and ultraviolet radiation from these hot cluster stars. The 30 Doradus Nebula lies within a neighboring galaxy known as the Large Magell... more »

“Learned Helplessness: The War On You”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“Learned Helplessness: The War On You” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rnUKu_7CFz8&feature=player_embedded#! • "Feel Confused? Lost? As if your life is out of your control? Learned helplessness is a technical term that refers to the condition of a human or animal that has learned to behave helplessly, failing to respond even though there are opportunities for it to help itself by avoiding unpleasant circumstances or by gaining positive rewards. Learned helplessness theory is the view that clinical depression and related mental illnesses may result from a perceived absence of control ... more »

The Poet? Jeanne Lohmann, "Questions Before Dark"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Questions Before Dark"* "Day ends, and before sleep when the sky dies down, consider your altered state: has this day changed you? Are the corners sharper or rounded off? Did you live with death? Make decisions that quieted? Find one clear word that fit? At the sun's midpoint did you notice a pitch of absence, bewilderment that invites the possible? What did you learn from things you dropped and picked up and dropped again? Did you set a straw parallel to the river, let the flow carry you downstream?" - Jeanne Lohmann, "The Light of Invisible Bodies"

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Thanks for stopping by!

"And Never, Never To Forget..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"To love. To be loved. To never forget your own insignificance. To never get used to the unspeakable violence and the vulgar disparity of life around you. To seek joy in the saddest places. To pursue beauty to its lair. To never simplify what is complicated or complicate what is simple. To respect strength, never power. Above all, to watch. To try and understand. To never look away. And never, never, to forget." - Arundhati Roy

Secret FBI Program Now Jailing Activists for Speaking Out Against Police Brutality on Facebook

Activist Post at Activist Post - 5 hours ago
By Jay Syrmopoulos Dallas, TX – When militarized FBI agents clad in tactical gear raided the home of Rakem Balogun in December 2017—forcing him and... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 11, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Natasha Turak, CNBC*: *Could Israel and Iran go to war in Syria?* * Israel bombed more than 35 sites in Syria, both Iranian and Syrian, in response to an alleged Iranian rocket attack just after midnight local time Thursday. * Israel's response was its largest military engagement in Syria in 45 years — since the Yom Kippur war of 1973. * Continued fire along the Israeli-Syrian border may become the 'new normal' and miscalculation could trigger a wider war, security experts warn. Israel bombed more than 35 sites in Syria — both Iranian and Syrian — early Thursday in response to a r... more »

Did the United States Navy Shoot Down An Iranian Passenger Jet in 1988, Killing 290 Civilians?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
In 1988, the USS Vincennes shot down Iran Air flight 655, killing all 290 civilians aboard in one of the worst naval accidents in U.S. history.

Musical interlude

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 6 hours ago
Wide Mouth Mason - Midnight Rain

An often overlooked but very useful self-defense tool

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 6 hours ago
The good, old-fashioned police truncheon (often called a baton, nightstick or billy club in the USA) was no slouch at quieting restless individuals. It has a rich and storied history, sometimes favorable, sometimes notorious, usually depending on which side of the truncheon the historian was standing at the time. The Truth About Knives has brought us a couple of historic videos of how to use this implement. Recommended viewing. I have one handy near the front door, just in case of need. Oh - you ask where you can get them? Modern substitutes are freely available at low ... more »

World News Briefs -- May 11, 2018 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *US flags go up in flames as thousands of Iranians protest Trump's decision to abandon nuclear deal after Tehran DENIES firing missiles at Israel* * Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi said the claims were false * Israel hit back with its own strikes on Iranian targets in Syria on Thursday * Qasemi also condemned western nations for not speaking out against Israel * He also denied that Iran had any of its military forces stationed within Syria at all Thousands of people have taken to the streets of Tehran to protest at the US decision to back out of th... more »

Let’s fix the larger gun death problems

Keith at musingsofanoldfart - 6 hours ago
Mass shootings are very tragic and heart wrenching. Homicides are also tragic. Yet, the biggest gun problem and another tangible and avoidable problem make up between 60% and 70% of annual gun deaths in America. The lion’s share of gun … Continue reading →

Lisa DeVille -- 'Will Chairman Fox be a Protector on EPA Committee'

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 6 hours ago
. Lisa DeVille's response to MHA Nation Chairman Mark Fox Named to National EPA Advisory Committee By Lisa Deville, Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Censored News When Chairman Fox campaigned on his bid for chairman, he ran a platform on protecting tribal lands and transparency. It's been 4 years and we have not seen much change from the last administration. We have seen a lot more

Can We All Agree That U.S. Officials Are Lying About Yemen?

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 6 hours ago
*21WIRE* | We're clearly being lied to about Yemen, and it's time we all agree to step-up the pace of exposing this lie.

Now they're waging war on plastics! by Tom Harris

Charles R. Anderson, Ph.D. at An Objectivist Individualist - 6 hours ago
Earth Day Network’s misguided anti-plastic campaign is a sign of more nonsense to come Earth Day Network (EDN) chose “End Plastic Pollution” as their theme for this year’s April 22 Earth Day. It is just the tip of the anti-plastic activism that now consumes environmental extremists. A Google search on “Plastic Pollution Coalition*” (a group* claiming to represent “more than 500 member organizations” dedicated to “working toward a world free of plastic pollution and its toxic impacts”) yields almost 90,000 hits, including a video actor Jeff Bridges made for the campaign. Even the... more »

Chasing Footnotes - Coyne Encounter, Update

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 6 hours ago
To recap briefly, I noted that Richard Dolan and Jennie Randles suggested that Mansfield had said that there was no other traffic in the area the night of Coyne incident. That would suggest no air refueling aircraft had made the close approach. The endnotes by both suggested that the information had come from Jennie Zeidman, but I haven’t been able to find that specific reference. To be fair, I have not consulted her book published by CUFOS about it, but then, in her later writings and lectures about the case, she didn’t seem to mention it. I have seen the information as supplied in... more »

Trump’s New Iran Policy, Three Days In

dstuster at Lawfare - 6 hours ago
Photo Credit: Evan Vucci/AP via Quartz President Trump finally announced on Tuesday that the United States would withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the multilateral agreement constraining Iran’s nuclear program in exchange for sanctions relief. In the days before Trump’s statement, it had become clear that Trump would not defer withdrawal again, as he had last fall, and European diplomats urging Trump to remain in the deal—including French President Emmanuel Macron, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson, who each came to Was... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 11, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
The future USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) underway on its own power for the first time. The first-of-class ship — the first new U.S. aircraft carrier design in 40 years — will spend several days conducting builder's sea trials, a comprehensive test of many of the ship's key systems and technologies U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Ridge Leoni *SFGate/Bloomberg:* *Navy busts $12.9 billion cap on costliest U.S. aircraft carrier* The Navy's costliest vessel ever just got pricer, breaching a $12.9 billion cap set by Congress by $120 million, the service told law... more »

Trump’s Drug Pricing Scam

Robert Reich - 7 hours ago
Trump promised to rein in drug prices. It was his only sensible campaign promise. But the plan he... more »

Is This an Asian Giant Hornet?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
Asian giant hornets are real, and large, insects — but a viral photograph purporting to show one actually features a movable insect model.

NASA Is Sending A Helicopter To Mars. That Is Not A Typo.

News Staff at Science 2.0 - Physical Sciences - 7 hours ago
What started as a technology development project at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in August 2013, has become The Mars Helicopter, a small, autonomous rotorcraft which will travel with the agency’s Mars 2020 read more

It takes a thief

Yastreblyansky at No More Mister Nice Blog - 7 hours ago
Green-headed tree agama, via San Diego Zoo. David F. Brooks finally starting to give in to his inner sycophant, as he contemplates Donald Trump's and Michael Cohen's histories with organized crime. Maybe it's a feature-not-a bug! At least from the foreign policy perspective ("Donald Trump's Lizard Wisdom"): I can’t help but wonder if that kind of background has provided a decent education for dealing with the sort of hopped-up mobsters running parts of the world today. There is growing reason to believe that Donald Trump understands the thug mind a whole lot better than the people w... more »

Damn Maxine. Take a Pill Gurl!!

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 7 hours ago
"And no, I do not yield one second to you! Not one second!" Heated exchange between Rep. Mike Kelly and Rep. Maxine Waters on the US House floor. pic.twitter.com/ea44Hi9J5c — NBC News (@NBCNews) May 11, 2018

Secret FBI Program Now Jailing Activists for Speaking Out Against Police Brutality on Facebook

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 7 hours ago
[image: Facebook] An innocent man's life is in shambles after he was targeted and arrested by the FBI for a Facebook post speaking out against police brutality. The post Secret FBI Program Now Jailing Activists for Speaking Out Against Police Brutality on Facebook appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Maybe If Ya Just Quit Breaking The Law........That'd Be Great

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 8 hours ago
*Former Leading Member of The Congressional Caucus Of Black Folks, * *US Representative From Chicago, Pervert and Convicted Felon, Mel Reynolds* If you were to tell the former congressman "Go Back To Africa" you'd be racist. But not to worry, he's going back to Africa. There is just one small detail. He can't go till his jail term is over. Mel Reynolds is *leaving because America is too racist* and the justice system keeps convicting the democrat of crimes he has committed. The honorable Mr. Reynolds was convicted Thursday for tax evasion and sentenced to 6 months in prison. Reynolds... more »

QotD: The poverty of poor education

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 8 hours ago
*"If you want to see the poor remain poor, generation after generation, just keep the standards low in their schools and make excuses for their academic shortcomings and personal misbehaviour. But please don't congratulate yourself on your compassion."* ~ Thomas Sowell . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with link and attribution.

Amazon’s Alexa to Come Standard With Some New Houses. Is It a Good Idea?

James Murphy at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: amazon-s-alexa-to-come-standard-with-some-new-houses-is-it-a-good-idea] Amazon has been shown to have a liberal bias. That being the case, can consumers trust Alexa to be objective while assisting to run your home?

Trump to Meet North Korea’s Kim on June 12 — but Will the Two Agree to Anything of Significance?

Warren Mass at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: trump-to-meet-north-korea-s-kim-on-june-12-but-will-the-two-agree-to-anything-of-significance] President Trump announced: “The highly anticipated meeting between Kim Jong Un and myself will take place in Singapore on June 12th.”

YouTube Star Colion Noir Explains Media Attacks on NRA, Gun Rights

TNA Video at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: alex-newman-colion-noir-nra-convention-gun-rights]VIDEO - During the 2018 NRA Annual Meeting, Alex Newman spoke with YouTube star Colion Noir, who defended the 2nd Amendment and spoke of its importance. He also talks about the tactics being used to demonize gun activists and the NRA.

Israel Expels Human Rights Watch as Violence Intensifies With Iran

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: israel-expels-human-rights-watch-as-violence-intensifies-with-iran] Israeli forces bombed Iranian military installations in Syria on Wednesday in response to “20 rockets” fired by the Iranian forces, which were fired after Israel fired on an Iranian base in Syria on Tuesday, the day Israel ordered Human Rights Watch to leave the country.

Merrill Lynch Sees “Risk” of $100 Oil in 2019, Thanks to Iran Sanctions

Bob Adelmann at rss - 8 hours ago
[image: merrill-lynch-sees-risk-of-100-oil-in-2019-thanks-to-iran-sanctions] Will there be $100 per barrel oil again soon? It's possible, but it would not be permanent.

Four Years after Odessa Pogrom – Neo-Nazism still rampages in Ukraine

Matfey Shaheen at The Duran - 8 hours ago
Fascist elements that caused Odessa massacre still prevalent in the nation More The post Four Years after Odessa Pogrom – Neo-Nazism still rampages in Ukraine appeared first on The Duran.

Ecuadorian Embassy Adds New Rules For Julian Assange — No Visitors, Phone Calls Or Internet

Aaron at Activist Post - 8 hours ago
By Aaron Kesel WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been arbitrarily detained according to the UN for almost 8 years. Now Ecuador has expanded that arbitrary... more »

Conspiracy Theory? Politicians and Corporations Admit to Paying Actors to Show Fake Support

Activist Post at Activist Post - 8 hours ago
By John Vibes In an age where most politicians have very little support for their campaigns and causes, they have been known to resort to... more »

John Bolton’s Plan B Now Operational

Activist Post at Activist Post - 8 hours ago
By Kurt Nimmo President Trump’s trashing of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action has nothing to do with nuclear weapons, missile development, or even Iran’s... more »

Why Limit Your Kids’ Screen Time? Anxiety, Depression, Eye Strain, Insomnia, ADD/ADHD, Delayed Maturity, Cancer Risk, Text Neck, Diabetes, Obesity, Digital Addiction, Infertility…

Activist Post at Activist Post - 8 hours ago
By B.N. Frank Jean Twenge, child psychologist and author of ‘iGen’ has been warmly welcomed by many media outlets to discuss her book on how... more »

Cognitive-Behavioral Workforce Conditioning Through Online Adaptive-Learning Technetronics

Activist Post at Activist Post - 8 hours ago
By John Klyczek Virtual School in a Computerized Box (Part 1) Seven years before he was appointed as US National Security Advisor to President Jimmy... more »

Mrs R on Religion

Knowledge Is Power at Knowledge Is Power - 8 hours ago
Religion is a man made idea designed to control by preying on the weak and stupid, it was created to maintain order amongst the masses. More than one religion exists, it is unclear what the first religion in existence was though many claim to be the oldest religion. The fact that many different religions exists only adds to confusion as which do you believe? Personally i would say none but obviously in life there is an intelligent design so when i say i would not choose to believe any set religion i am not ruling out that there is something but i am saying i do not know what that so... more »

Biggest Test Yet Shows Einstein Was Wrong About ‘Spooky Action at a Distance’

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 8 hours ago
Biggest Test Yet Shows Einstein Was Wrong About ‘Spooky Action at a Distance’ https://www.space.com/40557-physicists-crowdsource-a-reality-check.html?utm_content=buffer1f106&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook Advertisements

Celebrate Mother’s Day with strong bones.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 8 hours ago
Celebrate Mother’s Day with strong bones | femina.in https://m.femina.in/wellness/celebrate-mothers-day-with-strong-bones-88445.html

Pat Davis: "F*ck the NRA"

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 8 hours ago

Boats – Some A Bit Too “Minimal”

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 8 hours ago
Boats - some DIY, some maybe a bit too minimal. It's springtime in the Northern Hemisphere and fishing / boats are calling. Continue reading →

Gregory Mannarino, "(MUST WATCH) A Stock Market Crash Is An Absolute Certainty”; X22 Report

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Gregory Mannarino, "(MUST WATCH) A Stock Market Crash Is An Absolute Certainty” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wdBUIhc7uzA ◆ X22 Report, “The Cycle Has Ended, We Will Soon See The Collapse Of Each Sector” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfKc5FxL-Hs ◆ X22 Report, “The Predictions Are Happening Now, The Economic Collapse Now Has A Targeted Date” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSCDsS5vUkg

China's First S-400 Rgiment Will Soon Be Operational

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
© Stanislav Krasilnikov/TASS *Business Insider:* *China now reportedly has a full set of Russia's advanced S-400 air-defense missile system* * China became the first foreign buyer of Russia's advanced S-400 air-defense system in late 2014. * The components of Beijing's first S-400 regiment arrived in China this month. * The system could give the Chinese military broader coverage of the South China Sea, where it has made a number of disputed territorial and maritime claims. The first regimental set of the Russian-made advanced air-defense system known as the S-400 has arrived in Ch... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
Yes, yes, Good Citizen, I hear you... "Oh, we would *never* do that!" "Freedom and Democracy", right? *Right?*

"JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters"* by Edward Curtin "Despite a treasure-trove of new information having emerged over the last fifty-five years, there are many people who still wonder about who killed President John Fitzgerald Kennedy and why there are still unanswerable questions. There are others who cling to the Lee Harvey Oswald "lone-nut" explanation proffered by the Warren Commission. Both groups agree, however, that whatever the truth, it has no contemporary relevance but is old-hat, history, stuff for conspiracy-obsessed people with nothing better to ... more »

New Anti-Berner Model Test In California’s 15th Assembly District Election

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
The Democratic establishment’s “failures” against Republicans, and great success at marginalizing Progressives, both result from the same rich incentives. To help you laugh through your tears at this corrupt game of top-down class warfare, watch the video above and enjoy the music video, which we encourage you to share (and to adapt freely, per its Creative Commons statement). One local California race could create a new template-- very good or very bad-- for elections nationwide, featuring: *•* a new and depressing type of establishment candidate (Buffy Wicks), *•* a new and ex... more »

Away to Wells Beach

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 9 hours ago
MB and I are in Wells Beach (in southern Maine near the Massachusetts border) for a weekend visit with some of her relatives. Her family spent many summers here when they lived in Cambridge, Massachusetts. So this is one of her favorite spots. I had been saying that after returning from the long and intense trip to Okinawa - which came right after my 37-day hunger strike against the bad General Dynamics corporate welfare bill - I needed a weekend away just for a chance to relax. So this worked out well for both of us. MB and I spent a couple hours this morning planting some mor... more »

Personal Success Story of This 82-Year Old Reveals How Diet Can Reverse Dementia Naturally

Yelena Sukhoterina at AltHealthWorks.com - 9 hours ago
Dementia is a chronic brain disorder that touches many lives at an older age. The numbers and severity of this disease are overwhelming, especially when there is no known cure in modern medicine. However, there may be hope. Success stories from real people show that in some cases diet can reverse dementia naturally; and in many cases it can prevent or slow down the progression of dementia. This is great news because being diagnosed with dementia can be incredibly scary for those going through it. This debilitating disease is most associated with losing one’s memories, no longer re... more »

Gaza Update: Two Killed and over 500 wounded

Robert Inlakesh at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (7:38 P.M)- Two Palestinians have been reportedly confirmed dead and over 500 wounded as non-violent demonstrations continue along the Gaza border with Israel. An 18 year old, Hisham Abu Oakal, from East Jabalia was today shot and killed (confirmation still being waited on) by Israeli Snipers, not soon prior to this was also […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army keeps rolling back ISIS terrorists in Deir Ezzor

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their military operations in the Deir Ezzor countryside, today, liberating several areas that were occupied by the Islamic State (ISIS). Led by their 5th Legion, the Syrian Army was able to expand on their territorial gains from yesterday by seizing many points near the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

"Brinkmanship: 'How Did This Ever Get So Out Of Hand?'”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Brinkmanship: * *'How Did This Ever Get So Out Of Hand?'”* by Jeff Thomas “It isn’t that they can’t see the solution. It is that they can’t see the problem.” - Gilbert K. Chesterton "A popular game amongst young ne’er-do-wells in the US in the 1950s was “chicken,” in which two drivers drove their cars at rapid speed toward each other. Whichever one veered away first was deemed the “chicken.” Of course, any sane, mature individual would regard both drivers as not only potentially suicidal, but also extraordinarily stupid. (As can be imagined, the game sometimes ended disastrously... more »

"The Future..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"The future ain't what it used to be." - Yogi Berra

"The Fed Has Robbed the Future"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"The Fed Has Robbed the Future"* by Brian Maher "Has the future finally arrived? The Federal Reserve intervened massively to cage the menace of depression after the 2008 financial crisis. Quantitative easing, zero interest rates and the rest of the central banker’s emergency kit came to bear. The heroics “worked.” The crisis has passed. And the economy is presently in its 108th month of recovery. Yes, the central bank may have saved the present with its emergency medicine. But it may have robbed the future along the way… Interest rates would have likely soared following the finan... more »

China Sends Its Bombers And Some Of Its Most Powerful Fighter Jets To The Taiwan Border In Another Round Of Military Exercises

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Daily Mail:* Beijing sends missile-capable fighter jets around Taiwan to warn the island's 'independence forces'* * Some of China's most powerful jets were sent for a military drill Friday morning * It was the first time China's Su-35 fighters were sent over the Bashi Channel * Beijing hailed the drill as a 'new breakthrough' and has released footage of it * Taiwan's defence ministry said it was able to monitor Chinese naval and air drills China sent some of its most powerful fighter jets and other military aircraft near Taiwan Friday in the latest of a series of drills which Be... more »

The Summer of War and Chaos: US-Israel Plan to Balkanize the Middle East

Timothy Alexander Guzman, Silent Crow News – Tensions are at an all-time high in the Middle East as Israel launched more than sixty missiles at Syria because Israel claimed that Iranian forces fired rockets into the Golan Heights, an Israel-occupied territory since the 1967 Six-Day War. A report by Reuters said that “Israel said it... (read more)

Gotham City News Digest

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 9 hours ago
He hasn't even been sworn in as NRA President, yet, and Oliver North is already slandering the Parkland shooting survivors by calling them "criminals." Yes, the convicted thug who was at the center of Iran-Contra called Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg and the other teenage survivors of that nightmare "criminals." Projection, thy name is Ollie. ------------------------------ C'mon, you didn't think that John Kelly, Trump's Chief of Staff, was actually the obligatory sane, rational, normal adult in this shit show of an administration, did you? After all, this was a guy who'd once ... more »

“Hottest Evah May Day”

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 9 hours ago
By Paul Homewood The news has been full of the “hottest May Bank Holiday evah” this week. For instance, ITV News: The UK has enjoyed its hottest Early Spring Bank Holiday on record when temperatures passed 24°C (75°F) by 10am. The previous record for first Bank Holiday in May was a relatively modest 23.6°C […]

Jerusalem edition

sue at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
I awoke to the business section of the Today Programme, which goes out before 7am. For reasons known only to the BBC, they had decided to mark the upcoming Nakba day / Trump’s new US Embassy by despatching Martha Kearney to Jerusalem, and much of the programme came from Israel. Justin was back in London. The first Israel-themed interview was with Doron Kolton of TopSpin Security, a thriving Israeli cyber security company. The mood was upbeat and ‘can-do’. *“The attitude here is - we have a problem, ok we will find a way to solve it,”* said Mr. Kolton enthusiastically. For one mom... more »

Video: 5 Benefits of These 5 Teas

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 9 hours ago
Ten minutes of tea talk.

Oakland Woman Calls Police on Black People Grilling ‘Illegally’ in Public Park

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
Michelle Snider filmed a lengthy interaction with an unnamed woman who insisted police respond to a park because black residents were barbecuing.

BREAKING: Bombastic barrister says it again!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*FRIDAY, MAY 11, 2018In fairness, has scored a cool billion:* Full disclosure: By last evening, we felt bad about the things we said yesterday about the man who's sometimes, quite unfairly, referred to as "Barrister Bluster." On Wednesday night, it struck us as funny when the gent told Rachel Maddow that he had erred *on purpose* this week—that he had *deliberately* misstated the amounts of money paid to Michael Cohen, just so we could see if Cohen would come clean about the misstatement. It struck us as a silly claim—at the time. But then, last night, he said it again, in his fi... more »

Colombian President Santos Believes 'Regime Change' Will Be Coming Very Soon To Venezuela

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Columbian President Juan Manuel Santos and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban (not pictured) give a statement to the media in Budapest, Hungary, May 11, 2018. REUTERS/Bernadett Szabo *Miami Herald*:* A 'regime change' is coming very soon to Venezuela — according to Colombia* Bogota, Colombia: Trapped in an economic, social and political crisis, Venezuela will see “regime change” soon, predicted Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos, saying the once-rich nation can no longer survive its corrupt leadership. Speaking at a business conference in Hungary on Friday, Santos called ... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 10 hours ago
I have more family matters to attend to, so I'm off again, but the usual gang will be here while I'm away. See you Monday.

May 12:

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 10 hours ago
If you want a newspaper that gives little information - and lies even about that - then spend your mornings with New Brunswick's irving press. Most readers would also shy away from Russia Times but, actually, it beats the pants off the irving press. As I have said before, it IS a propaganda outfit. But that doesn't mean it lies. The propaganda part is that it talks about the faults of the western powers, but not about the faults of Russia. So what it says is not the whole truth; but it is the truth. And that puts it way ahead of most western news media. Try this sample of it. http...more »

Preparing for publication

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 10 hours ago
Over at Mad Genius Club, I wrote this morning about two programs that prepare your word-processed manuscript for e-book and/or print publication. I review them both in not too much detail, and provide screen-shots of what their output looks like. If you've ever wondered how many writers (including yours truly) prepare their books for publication, the article will give you a pretty good idea of how it's done. Peter

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

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"The Donald’s Done - * *The Deep State Wins Its War On America First"* by David Stockman "There you go, suckers The Donald’s action to ash-can the Iranian nuclear deal marks the War Party’s complete and baleful triumph. There is now nothing much left of America First. Trump’s reckless, unwarranted and utterly irrational action will pull Washington ever deeper into an incendiary middle eastern vortex of political and religious conflict that has absolutely nothing to do with the safety and security of the America people. To the contrary, picking a fight with Tehran is an exercise in... more »

SYRIA: Vanessa Beeley Speaks to UK Column about Eastern Ghouta

Vanessa Beeley at 21st Century Wire - 10 hours ago
*21WIRE* | Vanessa Beeley speaks to UK Column about Eastern Ghouta.

Rand Paul: New AUMF Gives President ‘Unlimited War Powers’

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 10 hours ago
*Rand Paul* | What would President Trump and his handlers do with these new war powers?

Their Plans With Your Money

Charles Scaliger at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: their-plans-with-your-money] President Trump, Democrats, and Republicans have big plans with your taxes (and your children’s future payments) to fund the military, welfare programs, roads, abortions, etc.

Conspiracy Theory? Politicians & Corporations Admit to Paying Actors to Show Fake Support

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: actors] A political campaign and a corporation have admitted to using paid actors in order to fill the crowd with supporters at events. The post Conspiracy Theory? Politicians & Corporations Admit to Paying Actors to Show Fake Support appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Federal Court ruling sparks renewed criticism of NAFTA investor-state dispute resolution

bilaterals.org - 11 hours ago
11-May-2018 A Federal Court ruling in favour of an American company that is seeking millions in damages from Canada has prompted environmental groups to renew their calls for Ottawa to push to scrap the NAFTA Chapter 11 investor-state dispute resolution system during the ongoing free trade renegotiations with the United States and Mexico.

Maine state legislators endorse removing ISDS from NAFTA

bilaterals.org - 11 hours ago
11-May-2018 The Maine Citizen Trade Policy Commission, a legislator-run, bipartisan governmental body, recently sent a letter to U.S. Trade Representative calling for ISDS to be removed in its entirety from NAFTA.

S/African gov't approves African tripartite FTA pact, industrial action plan

bilaterals.org - 11 hours ago
11-May-2018 The TFTA seeks to establish an enlarged market involving 27 member countries from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa, the East African Community and Southern African Development Community.

Georgia, Israel launch joint feasibility study on free trade agreement

bilaterals.org - 11 hours ago
11-May-2018 Georgia's Vice-Premier and Economy Minister Dimitry Kumsishvili and the Minister of Economy and Industry of Israel Eli Cohen signed the declaration on launching the feasibility study on free trade agreement negotiations between Georgia and Israel.

Professionals say Sri Lankan govt. rushed into Singapore FTA

bilaterals.org - 11 hours ago
11-May-2018 In Sri Lanka, the top professional bodies representing engineers, architects, town planners and quantity surveyors and other related professions this week charged that the government has rushed into signing the Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement (SLSFTA) without having proper legal frameworks in place to ensure job security of local professionals and the possible entry of under-qualified overseas professionals.

Perspectives on Pacific geopolitics

bilaterals.org - 11 hours ago
11-May-2018 The rise of China in the Indo-Pacific has also challenged the long-standing dominance of US in Asia. Therefore, political uncertainty in the US, rapid economic growth, China's Belt and Road Initiative and its growing assertiveness, and erosion of ASEAN unity – among others – has compelled India to step up its contribution to a region that is also of vital economic interest to India.

Russia refuses to pay out compensation for annexation of Crimea

bilaterals.org - 11 hours ago
11-May-2018 Russia notified the PCA in 2015 that the bilateral Russian-Ukrainian investment agreement of 1998 "can not serve as the basis for the formation of arbitration for the settlement of the dispute".

Negotiations over NAFTA are bogging down ahead of a major deadline

bilaterals.org - 11 hours ago
11-May-2018 Negotiations over a new North American trade deal have hit a major snag, leaving White House officials increasingly uncertain of their ability to hit their May 18 deadline for securing congressional approval of a new deal before year's end.

Elliott seeks $670 mil. compensation from gov't over Samsung C&T merger

bilaterals.org - 11 hours ago
11-May-2018 Elliott Associates is demanding more than $670 million in compensation from the government for losses and damages it claims to have suffered regarding the merger of Samsung C&T and Cheil Industries in 2015.

Women on the 2018 ballot are busting perceptions of motherhood and leadership

Jill S. Greenlee, Associate Professor of Politics, Brandeis University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 11 hours ago
In the past, running for political office and being a mother were seemingly incompatible. A scholar of gender and politics explains why times are changing.

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly: President Trump Is 'Embarrassed' by Mueller Probe

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
John Kelly listens to U.S. President Donald Trump. Kevin Lamarque, Reuters *Daily Mail:* *John Kelly claims Trump is 'embarrassed' by Mueller probe when world leaders visit him – and says most illegal immigrants are 'rural people' who 'don't speak English' and can't 'assimilate' into modern America* * Trump's chief of staff told NPR there is 'nothing there' regarding the probe * He said Trump was 'embarrassed' when people like Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu come to town (Bibi is facing a corruption investigation) * Says of illegal immigrants coming here: 'They're overwhelmingly rural ... more »

News Quiz / Jeremy Hardy - f**k off right off. A sweary post because that's all I have to say

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 11 hours ago
Three minutes of Jeremy Hardy on The News Quiz and I hit the off button (well closed the app to be exact). The anti Israel bile was as expected but still made me feel sick. His line about Iran not recognising Israel being odd as it looks just like Palestine, give or take... How f***ing amusing, so can we take it that he's a 'from the river to the sea' kind of c**t? Seriously Jeremy Hardy and Jeremy Corbyn are seriously p***ing me off so much right now. The hatred towards Israel cannot be be based on facts but on the sort of history based on prejudice and a blind adherence to group ... more »

COMMENT: Seeking claimants to take legal cases over PIP dishonesty

John Pring at Disability News Service - 11 hours ago
Disability News Service (DNS) has been investigating claims of dishonesty in the personal independence payment (PIP) assessment process for the last 18 months. Now a leading discrimination lawyer has said he may be able to take legal cases on behalf of PIP claimants who believe that the healthcare professionals who carried out their face-to-face assessments [...]

Now they’re waging war on plastics!

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 11 hours ago
Have plastics have usurped dangerous manmade climate change’s role as the threat to planetary survival!?”

A citation is more than a "like"

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 11 hours ago
*And it's worth hundreds of dollars* Exactly one year ago, 19,000 people gathered at the Wenceslaus Square in Prague and demanded the resignation of Andrej Babiš, then Czechia's finance minister and now the prime minister without confidence, who had just been shown to have committed several immoral and illegal acts. Babiš responded by saying that it was a ludicrously small group. After all, he had just posted a self-congratulatory text on Facebook (well, his PR guy Mr Marek Prchal did it for him because Babiš himself doesn't even know how to touch or caress a computer) and he obtain... more »

Water vapor (clouds) act as the earth’s thermostat

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 11 hours ago
“According to Germany’s Goethe University, Carnegie Institution for Science climatologist Anna Possner’s research on layered clouds in the lower atmosphere shows that clouds “act as a semi-transparent parasol” and “reflect a significant portion of incoming sunlight” and “have a cooling effect on … Continue reading →

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