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Sunday, May 13, 2018

13 May - Blogs I'm Following 1 of 2

11:02 pm MDT

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 27 minutes ago
A demonstrator uses a racket to return a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops during a protest where Palestinians demand the right to return to their homeland, at the Israel-Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip, May 11, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa *WNU Editor: *The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *Palestinians protest ahead of Nakba Day *(Reuters)

The U.S. Navy Wants Its Non-Combat Warplanes To Be Able To Shoot Down Missiles

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 50 minutes ago
Wikimedia Commons *Popular Mechanics: **The Navy Wants to Give Its Bigger Planes a Way to Shoot Down Missiles* *Small interceptors, perhaps on a drone wingman, would keep big planes safe from air-to-air threats.* As the U.S. Navy reorients towards powers such as Russia and China with their own large air forces, the sea service wants to outfit its larger, non-combat warplanes with small interceptors meant to shoot down incoming missiles air to air missiles. The technology would be the first active defense system operating in the skies. The interceptors would be carried by the plan... more »

Has Putin Managed To Rupture The Western Alliance?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*Der Spiegel*, the German equivalent of *Time* has never exactly been a fan of Señor Trumpanzee and he has adorned their covers very frequently. I can't imagine he has any of those covers adorning the walls of his golf clubs. The newest one, Time for Europe to Join the Resistance expresses a sentiment widely shared by most of the world (outside of Russia, Israel, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Oklahoma, Hungary and other fascist-oriented countries). The *Spiegel* editors assert that Trumpanzee's "decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal marks the temporary suspension of the trans-Atl... more »

Musical Interlude: Neil H, “The Remembering”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Neil H, “The Remembering” - https://www.youtube.com/

Free Download: Eckhart Tolle, “The Power of Now”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*“The Power of Now” (Excerpt)* by Eckhart Tolle • "Is there a difference between happiness and inner peace? Happiness depends on conditions being perceived as positive; inner peace does not. • Is it not possible to attract only positive conditions into our life? If our attitude and our thinking are always positive, we would manifest only positive events and situations, wouldn't we? Do you truly know what is positive and what is negative? Do you have the total picture? There have been many people for whom limitation, failure, loss, illness, or pain in whatever form turned out to b... more »

"The True Dream..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“Maybe we accept the dream has become a nightmare. We tell ourselves that reality is better. We convince ourselves it’s better that we never dream at all. But, the strongest of us, the most determined of us, holds on to the dream or we find ourselves faced with a fresh dream we never considered. We wake to find ourselves, against all odds, feeling hopeful. And, if we’re lucky, we realize in the face of everything, in the face of life the true dream is being able to dream at all.” - Dr. Meredith Grey, "Grey's Anatomy"

Is Eugenics Alive, Well And Actually Thriving Today?

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 hour ago
Op-Ed by Catherine J. Frompovich What is eugenics, you may be wondering. There are confused interpretations of that term, especially when it is not recognized... more »

ISIS Fighters Tried To Steal Fallen Soldiers’ Bodies In Niger

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
A combination photo of U.S. Army Special Forces Sergeant Jeremiah Johnson (L to R), U.S. Special Forces Sgt. Bryan Black, U.S. Special Forces Sgt. Dustin Wright and U.S. Special Forces Sgt. La David Johnson killed in Niger, West Africa, Oct. 4, 2017, in these handout photos released October 18, 2017. *Task & Purpose: **ISIS Ghouls Tried To Steal Fallen Soldiers’ Bodies In Niger. They Failed* The ISIS bastards who killed four U.S. soldiers in Niger last year were thwarted in an attempt to steal at least three of their bodies, an investigation has determined. Staff Sgt. Bryan C. B... more »

"Kanye Is Right: Slavery Is A Choice And We're All Slaves Today"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*"Kanye Is Right: * *Slavery Is A Choice And We're All Slaves Today"* by Jeff Berwick "I generally ignore pop culture. It is almost completely controlled propaganda from the Powers That Shouldn’t Be. But, now and then some celebrities break from their MK Ultra mind control programming and say something I can’t ignore, like in 2005 when Kanye West went on live TV programming and said “George Bush doesn’t care about black people.” Most recently, Kanye seemed to “lose it” during a concert performance and was taken offstage and then put into a mental facility where he was likely reprog... more »

Israel Sends Troops Reinforcement to West Bank, Gaza

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
PressTV Published on May 13, 2018 The Israeli army has sent more soldiers to the occupied territories ahead of the opening of US embassy in Jerusalem al-Quds. Palestinian leaders have called for mass protests this week that has also been coincided with Nakba Day. Mona Kandil reports. end

Will Trump Torch the Global Economy on the Bonfire of his Vanity?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Will Trump Torch the Global Economy on the Bonfire of his Vanity? by TOM LUONGO, https://tomluongo.wordpress.com/ At least it is confirmed for us. Donald Trump wants regime change in Iran. His cancellation of the JCPOA was a decision born his myopia. He has surrounded himself with people who reinforce his view and manipulate him via his vanity. […]

Worried Juncker Attacks Nations Not 100% Wedded to EU Superstate as “Part-Time Europeans”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Worried Juncker Attacks Nations Not 100% Wedded to EU Superstate as “Part-Time Europeans” by LAURA MOWAT, https://www.express.co.uk/ THE European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has attacked countries he describes as “part-time” Europeans revealing ongoing divisions within the bloc. – Juncker said that the EU’s next long-term budget must “mirror great ambitions and European solidarity”. In his speech at […]

Macron, Merkel Call for ‘Full Force’ EU Integration, Vow Brussels Won’t Tolerate Resistance to Migrant Quotas

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Macron, Merkel Call for ‘Full Force’ EU Integration, Vow Brussels Won’t Tolerate Resistance to Migrant Quotas by VIRGINIA HALE, http://www.breitbart.com/ Emmanuel Macron has demanded closer and faster EU integration towards a superstate, in a speech where he vowed to “yield nothing” to conservative eastern members which believe in a Europe of strong nations. – Speaking in Aachen, […]

Dave Janda: Global Criminal Syndicate Stripping Us of our Freedoms and Money. Iran Nuke Deal — Bribes, Treason and Fraud

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Dave Janda: Global Criminal Syndicate Stripping Us of our Freedoms and Money by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com (Early Sunday Release) Dave Janda, host of the popular radio show called “Operation Freedom,” says the Iran nuclear deal (also known as the JCPOA) is an unsigned scam with huge implications of “treason and fraud.” Janda says, besides the public not being told it […]

Europe to IGNORE Trump’s Decision to Pull Out of Iran Nuclear Deal

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Europe to IGNORE Trump’s Decision to Pull Out of Iran Nuclear Deal by ALAHNA KINDRED, https://www.express.co.uk/ EUROPEAN powers are prepared to ignore Donald Trump’s recent decision to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear deal and to reimpose sanctions by introducing their own measures. – French finance minister Bruno Le Maire suggests that Mr Trump’s […]

Israeli Airstrikes Hit North Gaza Strip

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
RT Published on May 12, 2018 Israeli fighter jets reportedly launched eight airstrikes on Beit Hanoun in the northern Gaza Strip on Saturday. Footage shows a series of explosions and a heavy smoke filling skies, as firefighters attempt to put out fires erupted as a result of the airstrikes. READ MORE: https://on.rt.com/954t end

Lavrov: Transfer of US Embassy to Jerusalem Stalled Settlement Negotiations

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Lavrov: Transfer of US Embassy to Jerusalem Stalled Settlement Negotiations by https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/ Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday that the United States’ decision on Jerusalem has brought the Israeli-Palestinian settlement to a standstill. – During his meeting with Nickolay Mladenov, the UN coordinator for the Middle East peace process, Lavrov said “this impasse is […]

France’s Macron Warns Trump of Mideast Tensions Over Nuke Deal Pullout

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
What we are seeing appears to be staged psychological warfare against the sheeple. USA-Trump playing the antagonist while France-Macron plays the peace-maker. The psyop is: “If we don’t have a PEACE TREATY ie. Iran nuclear deal, war will breakout in the middle east.”. Is this the endgame for the “Covenant of 1 Week”, Daniel’s prophecy? […]

‘Open War Between Israel, Iran Would be a Regional, Global Disaster’ – Professor

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
‘Open War Between Israel, Iran Would be a Regional, Global Disaster’ – Professor by https://sputniknews.com/ The United States aims at toppling the country’s clerical establishment, Ayatollah Ahmad Khatami claimed during Friday prayers, as quoted by Iranian TV. Sputnik discussed the escalation between Israel and Iran with Anoush Ehteshami, professor of International Relations at Durham University. – […]

US Wants to Work with Europeans on New Iran Deal: Pompeo

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
US Wants to Work with Europeans on New Iran Deal: Pompeo by AFP, http://www.dailymail.co.uk/ US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Washington still wants to work with its European partners on an agreement to counter Iran’s “malign behavior” Sunday despite its withdrawal from a landmark nuclear deal. – President Donald Trump’s announcement last Tuesday that the US […]

French President Emmanuel Macron Says He Called Trump about Iran Nuclear Deal Withdrawal

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
French President Emmanuel Macron Says He Called Trump about Iran Nuclear Deal Withdrawal by https://www.cbsnews.com/ , 12 May 2018 PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron has called his friend and ally U.S. President Trump to say he’s very worried about tensions in the Middle East, after Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear accord. Macron’s office said […]

Iran Nuclear Deal Not Dead Despite Trump Move, France Says

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Iran Nuclear Deal Not Dead Despite Trump Move, France Says by http://www.bbc.com/news, 9 May 2018 France’s Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian says the Iranian nuclear deal is “not dead” despite US President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw. The 2015 agreement curbed Iran’s nuclear activities in return for the lifting of sanctions that had been imposed by […]

Why Is Twitter Permitting The Afghan Taliban To Have An Account On Their Platform?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
Twitter *Task & Purpose*: *The Pentagon Run-Down: Twitter Gives Taliban Free Rein * Shortly after the Marine Corps commandant declared, “We’re the Mujahideen,” Task & Purpose’s Pentagon correspondent went full Charlie Wilson by calling out the Taliban on Twitter, but Twitter doesn’t seem to care that it is giving a platform to a violent extremist group. The U.S. government has classified the Afghan Taliban as a “Specifically Designated Terrorist Entity” since 2002, a State Department official told Task & Purpose. “As a result of the designation, all property subject to U.S. jurisd... more »

Russia Makes Some Dangerous Guns. But the Ammo Is a Big Problem.

Charlie Gao at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Charlie Gao* *Security, Europe* What can be done to fix it? Russian infantry weapons have a reputation for reliability. The AK and PKM are renowned for enduring through adverse conditions, powered by their powerful long-stroke piston actions. However, a recent report by warhead.su suggests that when these weapons do fail in Russian service, the problem is often not in their design, but rather in the Russian ammunition they fire. This is not a new phenomenon. Russian imported ammunition to the United States has always been regarded as “budget” brands, with inconsistent quality.... more »

Big Bombs: 5 Biggest U.S. Nuclear Weapons Tests Ever

Steve Weintz at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Steve Weintz* *History, Asia* And why America turned away from massive nuclear weapons yields. Recent reports of collapse at the North Korean nuclear test site under Mt. Mantap provide a sobering reminder of the sheer power of nuclear weapons. North Korea’s sixth (and final?) test had a likely yield well above one hundred kilotons, enough to corroborate the regime's claim of thermonuclear capability. Really big nuclear explosions require the lightest elements rather than the heaviest. Fission explosions rely on the energy released by splitting heavy atoms of uranium or plutoni... more »

Nazi Germany Had Its Very Own 'AK-47' Rifle

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Europe* Or something close to it that may have inspired it. With the conflict in Iraq, combat photography is once again prevalent in the media, and it would be impossible to miss images of U.S. soldiers toting the omnipresent M4 weapons system. Based on the venerated M-16 assault rifle (now redubbed the M2), this “system” provides the infantryman with a versatile set of interchangeable assets, which augment his weapon’s mission—eliminating the enemy from the battlefield. This system is state-of-the-art, but its origin dates back nearly 60 year... more »

France's Exocet Navy-Killer Missile Is Getting an Update (But Russia and China Don't Care)

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, Europe* Game-changer or fiction? France's famous Exocet anti-ship missile is about to become more deadly. The Exocet, which became famous for sinking several British ships during the 1982 Falklands War, will be getting an upgraded guidance system, according to the naval website Navy Recognition. The current MM40 Block 3 will be modified into the Block 3C, with a digital seeker to home in on enemy vessels. "While the missile range or speed are unlikely to change compared to the existing Block 3 variant, it will be upgraded with a new IIR (imaging infra ... more »

Stealth Fighter War: Russia's Su-57 vs. America's F-22 Raptor (Who Wins?)

TNI Staff at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*TNI Staff* *Security, * The best of the best go to war in the sky. The Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor is the king of skies—it combines stealth and eye-watering kinematic performance with a power array of sensors weapons. For over a decade since the Raptor was declared operational in December 2005, the F-22 has been unquestionably the best air superiority fighter ever built. But challengers are starting to appear. After emerging from its post-Soviet doldrums, Russia has developed a challenger to the mighty F-22 in the form of the Sukhoi Su-57 PAK-FA, which is scheduled to enter li... more »

The True Consequences of America's Withdrawal from the Iran Deal

Michael Breen at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Michael Breen* *Security, Middle East* [image: Trump delivers remarks on his intentions regarding the Iran nuclear deal at the White House] Regardless of the fact that President Trump is playing to a domestic audience, his action will have consequences the world over. On Tuesday, President Donald Trump announced that he was withdrawing the United States from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), more commonly known as the “Iran Deal.” Now, we must see if this international agreement to prevent Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon can survive without the backing of t... more »

America Should Open Up the Saudi Arabian Nuclear Energy Market

Katie Tubb at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Katie Tubb* *Economics, Middles East* [image: U.S. Secretary of Energy Perry testifies to the House Energy and Commerce Committee in Washington] Will Secretary Perry prevent the pending closure of American nuclear reactors or try to open Saudi Arabia to U.S. commerical nuclear technology exports instead? Times are tough for much of the United States nuclear energy industry. Decades of overzealous regulation, tough competition abroad, inexpensive natural gas, and exorbitant subsidies for renewables—all combine to make these very hard times. As American Secretary of Energy Rick Pe... more »

China Wants 'Transformer' Drones (And It's More Likely to Happen Than You Think)

Lyle J. Goldstein at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Lyle J. Goldstein* *Security, Asia* [image: Chinese President Xi Jinping delivers a speech as he reviews a military display of Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy in the South China Sea] Chinese military scientists are working on an unusual project: a single hybrid aerial-underwater drone. Drones of all types are leading a revolution in military technology. Originally spurred on by the battlefield imperatives of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, unmanned aerial vehicles are now emerging at the heart of future warfare plans; not just at the low end, but increasingly to ad... more »

Why Trump's VA Pick Got Torpedoed

Lawrence J. Korb at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Lawrence J. Korb* *Politics, North America* [image: Ronny Jackson, U.S. President Donald Trump's nominee to be U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, on Capitol Hill in Washington] The accusations against Admiral Jackson were very serious. Why didn't they come out out years earlier? At about the same time that Rear Adm. Ronny Jackson, the now former White House physician and former combat medic in Iraq, was forced to withdraw from consideration to be the next secretary of the Veterans Administration, CIA Director Mike Pompeo was confirmed as the second Secretary of State in the Tr... more »

Why a Trade War Shouldn't Wreck World Markets

Todd Royal at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Todd Royal* *Economics, North America* [image: An investor looks at the screen at the Dubai International Financial Market in Dubai] Investors should choose clean financial statements over attempting to predict geopolitics. Geopolitical spats taking place in Syria, tensions over China’s militarization of the South China Sea, nuclear threats from North Korea, and daily tweets from President Trump have caused market turbulence in 2018. Yet the ten-year United States Treasury yield reached 3 percent for the first time in ten years, which is a sign of investor confidence and stable... more »

Press Release on New Research Report Showing CO2 Has No Significant Effect on Temperatures

Alan Carlin at Carlin Economics and Science - 3 hours ago
As discussed last week, several reports have shown in the last year or two that carbon dioxide (CO2) does not significantly affect global temperatures, contrary to endless repetitions to the contrary by climate alarmists and the mainstream press. Today some of the same authors of the reports discussed last week have released a new report […]

Is North Korean Leader Kim Jong-un Playing America And China?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un *Doug Bandow, National Interest:* *Kim Jong Un is Playing America and China* Lest anyone imagine that Kim Jong-un is an international ingénue, consider how well he played the People’s Republic of China. Long on Beijing’s as well as Washington’s naughty list, North Korea forced the PRC to come calling, finally inviting Kim to visit more than six years after he took power. Two months later Kim made a second visit, and this one to the northern city of Dalian rather than more distant Beijing. He explains that he came to... more »

Voting For Torture For Electoral Expediency

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
John McCain is probably dying. And from his death bed he's talking about torture and why his colleagues in the Senate should reject "Bloody Gina" Haspel to head the CIA. This weekend the second Democrat worried about his reelection prospects, Joe Donnelly of Indiana (following Joe Manchin of West Virginia) announced that he would vote to confirm "Bloody Gina." Trump just got the guarantee he needed to confirm his torture princess. How could it *not* have been a Democrat? Donnelly, one of the most conservative Democrats in the Senate: "I believe that she has learned from the past, ... more »

The New Metro fare and the beginning of long hot summer

noreply@blogger.com (Zeinobia) at Egyptian Chronicles - 4 hours ago
At least 22 people have been arrested in Cairo from several Metro stations for protesting the latest increase in Metro fares on Saturday according to Reuters while human rights organizations say that at least 50 commuters were arrested because of the new fares. On Sunday and because of the fear of more unrests as well of future protests, security forces were deployed in huge numbers in an unprecedented scene in the metro stations thanks to late night decision taken on Thursday. [image: Egypt's Metro tickets] The new tickets of the Metro "Twitter"Last Thursday as Egyptians were ready t... more »

Intense clashes erupt between Jewish and Muslim worshipers at Temple Mount (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:15 A.M.) – Israelis clashed with Palestinian worshippers on Temple Mount in East Jerusalem on Sunday morning following reported provocation in the lead up to an emotional week in the Holy Land. The clashes allegedly started when around 1,000 Israelis moved towards Temple Mount, with a minority carrying Star of David flags and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

New Syrian Army missile launcher eliminates scores of ISIS terrorists (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 A.M.) – The Syrian military recently produced a new missile launcher that has enhanced their striking capabilities against enemy forces. The missile launcher is called the Golan-1000 IRAM and it is currently used by the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Division across the country. As shown in the video below, the Syrian Army’s […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Iraqi forces foil ISIS attack in southern Mosul

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:00 A.M.) – The Iraqi security forces killed three Islamic State (ISIS) who attacked a military checkpoint in southern Mosul, Sunday, local journalists reported. According to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, the Islamic State militants attacked the military checkpoint that was manned by local police in the Wadi al-Hajr area, located in the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Skies above southern Damascus turn red after Russian forces unleashes massive night assault

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 A.M.) – The Russian Aerospace Forces unleashed a massive assault over the southern part of Damascus tonight, targeting the Islamic State’s (ISIS) last positions inside Yarmouk Camp, Hajar Al-Aswad, and Al-Tadamon. According to Al-Masdar’s Ibrahim Joudeh in Damascus, the skies above the capital have turned red as a result of the heavy […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

IRGC commander blasts US as ‘untrustworthy’ after pulling out of Iran Deal

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
Commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Major General Mohammad Ali Jafari has slammed the US for being an unreliable partner during his speech at a ceremony in Tehran, reports Fars News Agency. He noted that the fact that the US had abandoned an internationally endorsed agreement only proves this point. He also forecasted […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Jihadist rebels launch first attack on Aleppo city for first time in months (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:10 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels of Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham launched their first attack on government-held west Aleppo for the first time in several months on Sunday. According to a Syrian military source, Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham launched several mortar shells and rockets towards the Jamiyat Al-Zahra’a, Al-Khalidiyah, and Layramoun areas of west Aleppo. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Saudi, Emirati forces arrive at historical Yemeni island for training: report

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
Saudi, Emirati and Yemeni military forces are set to conduct joint exercises on the island, which is listed as a world natural heritage site, AP reported, citing a spokesperson for the Saudi-led coalition. Saudi troops have arrived on the Yemeni island of Socotra, the AP news agency reported Sunday, citing a spokesman for the Saudi-led […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

ISIS falls apart in southern Yarmouk as Syrian, Palestinian troops liberate many areas

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:40 A.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) is nearing its end in the southern part of Damascus, as the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their Palestinian allies steadily advance through the terrorist group’s fractured lines. Backed by airstrikes from their air force, the Syrian Arab Army’s 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard managed […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Erdogan slams Israel for attacks on Syria, Palestine

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused Israel of using unnecessary aggression in Syria and blamed Tel Aviv for pushing the entire region toward full-scale war. In an interview with BBC Arabic on Sunday, Erdogan said that Israel is “sowing fear and pushing” the Middle Eastern “region to war.” The Turkish leader also denounced an Israeli […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Musical Interlude: Deuter, “Loving Touch”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Deuter, “Loving Touch” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0aDAdxt0ls

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Why isn't this ant a big sphere? Planetary nebula Mz3 is being cast off by a star similar to our Sun that is, surely, round. Why then would the gas that is streaming away create an ant-shaped nebula that is distinctly not round? *Click image for larger size.* Clues might include the high 1000-kilometer per second speed of the expelled gas, the light-year long length of the structure, and the magnetism of the star visible above at the nebula's center. One possible answer is that Mz3 is hiding a second, dimmer star that orbits close in to the bright star. A competing hypothesis holds... more »

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani: Iran Would Remain Committed To The 2015 Nuclear Deal If Its Interests Are Protected

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Rouhani says Iran may remain part of nuclear accord* DUBAI (Reuters) - President Hassan Rouhani said on Sunday that Iran would remain committed to the 2015 nuclear deal if its interests were protected, while his foreign minister hoped the pact could be redesigned without Washington as a member. The U.S. withdrawal from the accord on Tuesday was a “violation of morals”, Rouhani said in remarks carried by state television. “If the remaining five countries continue to abide by the agreement, Iran will remain in the deal despite the will of America,” he said. President D... more »

All the Concern Trolling That's Fit to Print

Tom Hilton at No More Mister Nice Blog - 4 hours ago
Fresh from her exciting adventures with hip, edgy intellectuals like Ben Shapiro, Bari Weiss got herself ratio'd on Twitter by blaming liberals for the alt-right: Second: When conservatives, classical liberals or libertarians are told by the progressive chattering class that they--or those they read--are alt-right, the very common response is to say: Screw it. They think everyone is alt-right. And then those people move further right. — Bari Weiss (@bariweiss) May 11, 2018 Well, sure. And racism and misogyny are caused by a lack of tolerance for racism and misogyny. It all makes so... more »

The Poet: David Whyte, "In the Beginning"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"In the Beginning"* "Sometimes simplicity rises like a blossom of fire from the white silk of your own skin. You were there in the beginning you heard the story, you heard the merciless and tender words telling you where you had to go. Exile is never easy and the journey itself leaves a bitter taste. But then, when you heard that voice, you had to go. You couldn't sit by the fire, you couldn't live so close to the live flame of that compassion you had to go out in the world and make it your own so you could come back with that flame in your voice, saying listen... this warmth, this unbea... more »

"Take Care..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Take care to get what you like in life, or you will be forced to like what you get." - George Bernard Shaw

"Cognitive Dissonance & the Human Mind"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
"Cognitive Dissonance & the Human Mind" by Dan Eden "When “Robbie” the robot was told to shoot a weapon at a man in the movie Forbidden Planet, his electronic brain sparked and short-circuited. His creator had programmed him to never harm a human and so the conflicting ideas paralyzed him. Human beings often are presented with opposing thoughts also, but our brains have developed a way of resolving these conflicts through a process call cognitive dissonance. We are taught, like “Robbie,” that killing is prohibited — but what about war? And many anti-abortionists support the death p... more »

“How to Write a Sentence”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“How to Write a Sentence”* by James Thomas “Well, here you are, looking at this, trying, hoping, floundering, scrabbling, wishing, dying to find out the mystery of “how to” write a sentence. Or possibly you have tried write sentence and failed utterly. Never mind and never fear. I am an, thankfully, expert of sentences. Read on and be disbelieving! There is much to have taught you, and little time, so very, very little and small time. Where shall/should you/one start/begin? At the start/beginning, of course! You ought always, and in everything you do, to begin a sentence at the b...more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Mindelo, Cape Verde. Thanks for stopping by!

The Hat Industry: Foundational

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 5 hours ago
*According to Google maps, near Laiji in Alishan an exotic people has taken root.* From The Taiwan hat industry: Pre-war roots of the post-war miracle Taiwan's pre-war hat industry was a precursor of the export-oriented living-room factory industries which played a leading role in Taiwan's post-1960 economic miracle. After World War I, success in the global hat trade required quick reaction to ever-changing fashion. Taiwan's hat industry was based on a flexible subcontracting system which could respond quickly to fashion change and ramp up production at short notice. Taiwan's earl... more »

Russian efforts to disrupt U.S. energy markets exposed

Bonner Cohen, Ph. D. at CFACT - 5 hours ago
"As the threat of American energy continues to grow, so does the Kremlin’s incentive to influence energy operations in Europe and the United States."

"Broken Light: Work, for the Night is Coming"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
* "Broken Light: Work, for the Night is Coming"* by Chris Floyd *"Black milk of daybreak, we drink it at evening..."* – Paul Celan, "Deathfugue" "The children were walking to school. The young people were going out to a dance. The children stepped on a booby trap planted by a soldier. The young people were shredded by the nails of a suicide bomb. They were all blown up, destroyed. One moment, the force of life animated their biological matter, their brains seethed with billions of electrical impulses, the matrix of consciousness brought the entire universe into being, within them,... more »

"Just For Today"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Just For Today"* "Just for today I will try to live through this day only, and not tackle all my problems at once. I can do something for twelve hours that would appall me if I felt that I had to keep it up for a lifetime. Just for today I will be happy. This assumes to be true what Abraham Lincoln said, that "Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be." Just for today I will adjust myself to what is, and not try to adjust everything to my own desires, I will take my "luck" as it comes, and fit myself to it. Just for today I will try to strengthen my mind. I will... more »

"Stubborn Things..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
”Facts are stubborn things; and whatever may be our wishes, our inclinations, or the dictates of our passions, they cannot alter the state of facts and evidence.” - John Adams

Radical Iraqi Cleric al-Sadr Leads In Early Vote Results

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Al Jazeera: **Iraq vote: Initial results show PM Abadi, Muqtada al-Sadr leading* Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi appears ahead in voting, followed by Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr. While final results for Iraq's parliamentary election expected on Monday, preliminary figures point towards the two main Shia lists as the leading contenders. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi's list appears to be in the lead, followed by influential Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr's alliance, an election commission source and a security official told Reuters news agency on Sunday. Commenting on the pr... more »

Boeing Awarded A Patent For Turning The B-1B Into A Gunship

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
Boeing just patented a way to install a belly gun on a B-1B. pic.twitter.com/GKaRuwA0ho — Stephen Trimble (@FG_STrim) May 10, 2018 *Warzone/The Drive:* *Boeing's Been Granted A Patent For Turning The B-1B Into A Gunship Bristling With Cannons* The patent includes various concepts that would allow multiple cannon configurations to be uploaded into the B-1's weapons bays. A B-1B Lancer 'gunship' may sound like something a kid doodles on his desk during a 4th-grade math class, but Boeing has actually been awarded a patent for just that. U.S. Patent 9,963,231 B2 was awarded on May... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago

"Congress Weighs Indefinite Detention of Americans"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Congress Weighs Indefinite Detention of Americans"* By Marjorie Cohn "Under the guise of exercising supervisory power over the president’s ability to use military force, Congress is considering writing Donald Trump a blank check to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens with no criminal charges. Alarmingly, this legislation could permit the president to lock up Americans who dissent against U.S. military policy. The bill that risks conveying this power to the president is the broad new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF), S.J.Res.59, that is pending in Congress. Senate For... more »

Dick’s Sporting Goods Doubles Down: Hires Three Anti-Gun Lobbyists

Bob Adelmann at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: dick-s-sporting-goods-doubles-down-hires-three-anti-gun-lobbyists] CEO Edward Stack's torching of his company for ideological reasons is truly bizarre.

QotD: Conspicuous consumption =/= capitalism

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 7 hours ago
*“It is an ironic sign of the depth of modern-day economic ignorance fomented by Keynesian economics that capitalism — an economic system based on capital accumulation from saving — is blamed for unleashing conspicuous consumption — the exact opposite of capital accumulation. “Capitalism is what happens when people drop their time preference, defer immediate gratification, and invest in the future. Debt-fuelled mass consumption is as much a normal part of capitalism as asphyxiation is a normal part of respiration.”* ~ Saifedean Ammous. Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © P... more »

At Nevada Test Site, Shoshone Remember Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women on Mother's Day

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 7 hours ago
Photos by Carl Bad Bear Sampson, Western Shoshone Article by Buck Sampson, Paiute Censored News May 13, 2018 "The women are wearing red to show support from the Nevada Test Site in Mercury, Nevada, for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. The Shoshone Prayer Walk ended today with the men cooking a feast for the women," Buck Sampson said on Mother's Day

"The Fierce Urgency Of Now..."; “It Is Always Now”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“We are now faced with the fact, my friends, that tomorrow is today. We are confronted with the fierce urgency of now. In this unfolding conundrum of life and history, there is such a thing as being too late. This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action. Procrastination is still the thief of time. Life often leaves us standing bare, naked, and dejected with a lost opportunity. The tide in the affairs of men does not remain at flood - it ebbs. We may cry out desperately for time to pause in her passage, but time is adamant to every plea a... more »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago

Hi, it's Stupid: Bari Weiss

Yastreblyansky at No More Mister Nice Blog - 7 hours ago
2008 edition of a work originally published in 2001, whose authors "had the ability to take an everyday menu of spaghetti and waffles and transform biblical, practical wisdom into a word picture that has encourage, equipped, and inspired couples worldwide." I haven't read it, but I think the idea of the central metaphor is that we guys are furnished with many tiny pockets in which butter and syrup collect, whereas for helpless gals it just runs off their backs, which explains why they have to do what we tell them to do or go without butter and syrup altogether, because that's how G... more »

U.S. Army Will Not Charge Soldiers Caught On Video Firing On A Civilian Truck In Afghanistan

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
YouTube *VICE News:** Exclusive: The Army won’t charge troops caught on video shooting at an Afghan truck* American troops who were caught on video shooting at a moving convoy in Afghanistan will not face criminal charges, the U.S. Army Criminal Command told VICE News Friday. Christopher Grey, Chief of Public Affairs for the US Army Criminal Investigation Command, said the investigation, which was launched in January after a video of the incident surfaced on YouTube, found American troops had acted “in accordance with the rules of engagement.” In the video, an American service me... more »

Summit to Focus on Creating Pathways for Educational and Economic Mobility

Jamal Watson at Diverse - 7 hours ago
The Wayne County Community College District in Detroit (WCCCD)will host its inaugural Urban Community College Summit, bringing together a variety of stakeholders to identify strategies to strength educational and economic mobility for students attending urban community colleges nationwide.

Hawaiian Volcanoes: Metaphor for Media Diversity

Emil Guillermo at Diverse - 7 hours ago
The best diversity can do at this point seems to be to establish vertical silos addressing separate niche audiences. Separate and not always equal. The challenge for the future is to see if one entity can bring us all together as one and cover all our concerns.

Taliban Launches Multiple Attaks In The Eastern Afghan City Of Jalalabad

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Reuters: **Multiple blasts and gun battle in eastern Afghan city* JALALABAD, Afghanistan (Reuters) - Afghan security forces battled for hours against a group of attackers who stormed a government building in the eastern city of Jalalabad on Sunday after a coordinated assault that killed at least 15 people and wounded 42, local officials said. A car bomb was detonated at the entrance to the state accounts office before a group of about six attackers armed with machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades rushed the building, the officials said. There were multiple blasts as they fo... more »


What Is Sustainable at What Is Sustainable - 8 hours ago
 Sebastian Junger’s bestselling book *Tribe* is fascinating and perplexing. He’s a journalist who has covered a number of armed conflicts. As a result of these experiences, he’s developed an admiration for war and warriors, because chaos brings out the best in people. It creates an alternate reality in which it is acceptable and desirable to behave like human beings (sort of). During times of helter-skelter, people shift into a tribal mode. Divisive stuff, like race, religion, and politics, are largely swept under the bed. Emotional disagreements over beliefs that are irrele... more »

Religious Groups That Will Get Canada Summer Jobs Grants: PEI and Territories

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 8 hours ago
A few more. *Prince Edward Island* Cardigan MP Lawrence MacAulay, Lib Murray Harbour United Baptist Church https://peibaptist.com/murray-river-baptist-church/ Charlottetown MP Sean Casey, Lib Trinity United Church http://trinityclifton.org/ St. Peter's Cathedral http://www.stpeter.org/cathedral/ Egmont MP Bobby Morrissey, Lib. Bideford Pastoral Charge http://www.peipresbytery.net/bideford-pc.html Wellington Pastoral Charge http://www.peipresbytery.net/wellington-pc.html Malpeque MP Wayne Easter, Lib Keir Presbyterian Centre http://camp-keir-presbyterian.pei.xpei.ca/ http://www.westr... more »

British Columbia Religious Groups Successful in Canada Summer Jobs Applications.

noreply@blogger.com (fern hill) at DAMMIT JANET! - 8 hours ago
Many more religious groups from British Columbia, again of all sorts. Reminders: I was going by name only. All (known) religious groups got tagged. Others that sounded "churchy" got checked. Caps and quotation marks from original document. Where "no website" is noted I could not find a website for that particular group. (Obviously there is a website for "United Church of Canada" but sometimes I couldn't find one specific to that riding.) Where a link is not provided, it is elsewhere in this blogpost. Asterisks indicate a Catholic organization. I haven't done the hyperlink thing, bec... more »

Israel execute a Palestinian woman after winning Eurovision award for women’s rights song

Robert Inlakesh at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:28 P.M)- A Palestinian woman has died in hospital after being shot by an Israeli Sniper near the Gaza border. The woman murdered today is the 53rd peaceful demonstrator to have been killed by Israeli forces since the 30th of March. Alaa Asad Al Swafari, a 26 year old peaceful demonstrator, was shot […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

NATO views Russia supplying Turkey with S-400 systems as ‘provocation’ – Spiegel

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
For NATO, the supply of Russian S-400 anti-aircraft missile systems to Turkey is a real “provocation,” the German magazine Der Spiegel writes . The alliance fears that with the help of the S-400, Moscow will be able to find the strengths and weaknesses of the fifth-generation F-35 fighter jets that Ankara intends to purchase from […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian military eliminates scores of ISIS terrorists as they gain ground in Yarmouk Camp, Hajar Al-Aswad

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – Units of from the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their advance in the northern part of the Hajar al-Aswad neighborhood in southern Damascus, today, scoring new advances against the so-called Islamic State (ISIS). Backed by heavy airstrikes, the Syrian military was able to kill scores of Islamic State terrorists, while […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Israeli Army sends thousands of reinforcements to borders of Gaza Strip and West Bank

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
The Israeli Army sent thousands of soldiers to the borders of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, fearing in the coming days of Palestinian protests exceeding the mass and intensity of the events of recent weeks, the military said. The exacerbation of the security forces are awaiting the opening of the US embassy in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Electricity fully returns to Deir Ezzor after years of war

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – Electricity has fully returned to the provincial capital of Deir Ezzor after several years of war, a local reporter stated on Sunday evening. This announcement comes just hours after Syrian Prime Minister ‘Emad Khamis visited the Euphrates River Valley to oversee the restoration of electricity to this region of eastern […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian military pummels ISIS bases in southern Damascus

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:55 P.M.) – The Syrian military continued their assault on the southern part of Damascus tonight, targeting several areas controlled by the so-called Islamic State (ISIS). Among the many targets for the Syrian military tonight were a number of bases used by the Islamic State terrorists inside Al-Tadamon, Yarmouk Camp, and Hajar Al-Aswad. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US not ruling sanctions against EU companies for cooperating with Iran – Bolton

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
National Security Advisor of the United States John Bolton said in an interview with CNN news that after the withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal, the US does not exclude sanctions against EU companies for cooperation with Tehran. “It’s possible,” John Bolton said on CNN when asked if the US might hit Europe with sanctions, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Israeli courts sentence 2 Golan Druze men for attacking ambulance carrying Syrian militants in 2015

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – An Israeli court sentenced two men from the Golan Heights to prison for attacking an Israeli ambulance carrying wounded Syrian militants to a nearby hospital, the Times of Israel reported. According to the report, the two Golani Druze men chased after the IDF ambulance and then attacked the Syrian militants […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkish observation posts in Syria’s Idlib to be constructed in week – Erdogan

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
Turkey will complete the construction of Syrian ceasefire observation posts in the Syrian province of Idlib within a week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said. “As of now, the number of the observation posts along the perimeter of the de-escalation zone in Idlib has reached 10. The agreements envisage the construction of 12 such posts. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian airstrikes pound rebels in north Aleppo for first time in a year

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:50 P.M.) – After almost a year of inactivity, the Russian fighter jets were seen hovering the sky over north Aleppo following rebel mortar attack on the city’s residential areas. At least 2 airstrikes were carried out by Russian jets on rebel positions inside al-Layramoun town in the northern countryside of Aleppo. The […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Syrian Army scores big advance in southern Damascus as ISIL’s collapse continues

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scored another big advance in the southern part of Damascus after a fierce battle with the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) this afternoon. Led by the 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard, the Syrian Arab Army launched a big assault inside the town of Hajar Al-Aswad […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army eroding ISIS territories in southern Damascus

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:40 P.M.) – The Syrian forces keep winning territories held by the so-called Islamic State in southern Damascus in bid to secure the capital. Today’s battles have granted the Syrian Army full control over new areas in the southern part of Hajar Aswad neighborhood. The newly-liberated areas include Hajar Aswad Municipality, Power Station […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Military expert says Russia leads world in hypersonic missile production

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
Comparison of hypersonic weapons between the US, China and Russia, made by CNBC, is incorrect, because US analysts are trying to justify their lag, said RT military expert, retired colonel Viktor Baranets. “The Americans have hypersonic weapons tramping somewhere at the turn of five or six mahovas, and ours is already entering for ten mahovas,” […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Kurdish, Iraqi forces crackdown on ISIS near Syria-Iraq borders

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:00 P.M.) – A US-backed Syrian group and the Iraqi forces continue to launch a join military operation targeting the Islamic State positions near the Syria-Iraq borders. Supported by coalition airstrikes, the predominantly-Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces stormed Baghuz Tahtani town; the last ISIS stronghold in Al-Bukamal countryside. Once recaptured, the territories under ISIS […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Who Wants To Bet On A Colorado Race? I Would Especially Challenge Stenchy Hoyer And Ben Ray Luján

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
I don't know how this is going to turn out Tuesday-- but I feel strongly enough that Stenchy and Ben Ray are compulsive liars that I'm willing to risk a grand on it. Here's how this all started-- an e-mail from Levi Tillemann, the progressive candidate running in the suburban Denver district (CO-06) currently held by conservative Republican Mike Coffman. Hopefully you'll remember a few weeks ago when the tape came out of Stenchy trying to bum rush Levi out of the race. I've known Stenchy for over a decade and that kind of crap never ends when it comes to him. He's as sleazy and co... more »

Boseman Delivers Wakanda Wisdom to His Alma Mater’s Graduates

cmaadmin at Diverse - 9 hours ago
WASHINGTON -- Actor Chadwick Boseman, also known as superhero T’Challa in “The Black Panther” blockbuster movie, challenged Howard University graduates to focus on finding purpose rather than just jobs and careers during a metaphorical and occasionally spiritual commencement address delivered on Saturday.

Houston Community College Student Arrested for Making Terrorist Threat

cmaadmin at Diverse - 9 hours ago
A 21-year-old student at Houston Community College has been arrested in connection with a shooting threat at the school last weekend that caused classes at the central campus to be cancelled for two days..

Florida University Student Deported Over Strange Behavior

cmaadmin at Diverse - 9 hours ago
ORLANDO, Fla. — A Florida university student who police said exhibited strange behavior and had purchased high-powered rifles has been deported. The Orlando Sentinel reports 26-year-old Wenliang Sun was in federal custody for about three months before he was deported to China on Tuesday. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement spokeswoman Tammy Spicer says Sun is […]

Father, Daughter Get Temple University Degrees Together

cmaadmin at Diverse - 9 hours ago
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A father and daughter in Philadelphia walked across the stage together to get their undergraduate degrees from Temple University. Craig Manning and his daughter, Juliana, graduated from Temple on Thursday. He graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in film and media arts and she graduated with a dual major in linguistics […]

Two University Alumni Make $43.9M Gift to Law School

cmaadmin at Diverse - 9 hours ago
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. — Two University of Virginia School of Law alumni have made a $43.9-million donation to the school, the largest gift in its history. The Daily Progress reports Martha and Bruce Karsh announced they will donate the money Thursday. The gift includes $18.9 million in matching funds from the university’s board of visitors, which will […]

Warmist Billionaire Tom Steyer Compares Trump to Hitler

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 9 hours ago
If this is the kind of dialog that counts as intelligent discussion at a Progressive Townhall, America is in real trouble. No one in the audience challenged any of these outrageous comments. The level of ignorance displayed not only by the audience but by the candidate is truly alarming. Continue Reading Clearly, Progressives know nothing about Hitler and National … Continue reading "Warmist Billionaire Tom Steyer Compares Trump to Hitler"

This zero-sum discourse needs to stop

Keith at musingsofanoldfart - 9 hours ago
What does zero-sum discourse mean? It means framing topics in terms of who wins and who loses. I fault politicians, pundits and reporters for this mindset. This mindset preceded the current White House incumbent, but he views most everything through … Continue reading →

Monsanto, Bayer Join Forces to Try and “Save” the Butterfly Population They Helped Destroy

Nick Meyer at AltHealthWorks.com - 9 hours ago
The Monsanto Company is part of a “Big Five” of chemical companies that have shaped the way we do agriculture in the United States, based on the post-World War II model of toxic, synthetic pesticides and large-scale farming operations. While some say this style helped launch an agricultural revolution to help feed more hungry people, it has also caused massive collateral damage in the form of plummeting bee populations, over 200,000 deaths caused directly by pesticide exposure each year, and even the killing off of the iconic monarch butterfly population. If you’ve been notici... more »

New Data Shows Police State Facial Recognition Is WRONG Over 90% Of The Time

Activist Post at Activist Post - 9 hours ago
By John Vibes A police department that relies on facial recognition software has admitted that it has a false positive rate of over 90 percent.... more »

Do Your Kids Think Wi-Fi is Magic? Do You?

Activist Post at Activist Post - 9 hours ago
By B.N. Frank Many people don’t know that Wi-Fi (Wireless Frequency) is Wireless Radiation or Microwave Radiation – like what cooks food in a microwave... more »

The IMF’s Reprehensible Campaign for Continued Poverty in Sub-Saharan Africa

Activist Post at Activist Post - 9 hours ago
By Daniel J. Mitchell The IMF’s agenda of bigger government and higher taxes is a recipe for continued poverty. A couple of months ago, I... more »

33 Years Ago Today, Police Fire Bombed a Neighborhood in Philly, Killing Women and Children

Activist Post at Activist Post - 9 hours ago
By John Vibes Since the beginning of time, there has been a constant struggle between people who want to be free and those who seek... more »

"The Russian V-Day Story (Or The History Of World War II Not Often Heard In The West)"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"The Russian V-Day Story * *(Or The History Of World War II Not Often Heard In The West)"* by Michael Jabara Carley Every May 9th the Russian Federation celebrates its most important national holiday, Victory Day, den’ pobedy. "During the early hours of that day in 1945 Marshal Georgy Konstantinovich Zhukov, commander of the 1st Belorussian Front, which had stormed Berlin, received the German unconditional surrender. The Great Patriotic War had gone on for 1418 days of unimaginable violence, brutality and destruction. From Stalingrad and the northern Caucasus and from the northwest... more »

Trump's War Against Iran

Eric Margolis at Peace and Prosperity - 9 hours ago
[image: undefined] Israel launched waves of air attacks and ground shelling on a score of alleged Iranian military positions in Syria this week. Was this a big step forward in the plan by Israel’s leader Benjamin Netanyahu and his ally Donald Trump to provoke a major war with Iran? It certainly looks so. The US, Saudi Arabia and Israel all recently suffered a stinging defeat in Syria. Their campaign to overthrow the Assad government in Damascus by using the rag-tag ISIS movement, then Sunni Muslim jihadist wild men, was defeated by the Syrian Army, backed by Russian air power, Leba... more »

Azerbaijan Threatens Armenia Over Nagorno-Karabakh

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Radio Free Europe*:* Azerbaijan Warns Armenia It's Ready For 'Large-Scale Military Operations' * Azerbaijan has warned Armenia that it is prepared for "large-scale military operations" and says that comments by its neighbor's new leadership about the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region are "unacceptable." The warning was delivered by Defense Minister Zakir Hasanov at a meeting of Azerbaijani military officials on May 12, the Azerbaijani Defense Ministry said in a statement. The statement was issued three days after Armenia's new prime minister, Nikol Pashinian, visited Nagorno-Kara... more »

Journalists Give Their Story On What Happened When They Accompanied Mike Pompeo To North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
What the world saw: Pompeo and Kim Jong-un pose for a photograph issued by North Korean state media after their 90 minute talk on Wednesday May 9 *Daily Mail:* *Journalist who accompanied Mike Pompeo to North Korea reveals how the trip was shrouded in secrecy and shares candid photo of Secretary of State dining with dignitaries* * Associated Press reporter Mike Lee went with Pompeo to Pyongyang last week * He and Washington Post reporter Carol Morello were the only journalists there * When they arrived, they did not know if Pompeo would meet with Kim Jong-un * They also did not kno... more »

Why the 2018 Election Season Isn’t Over for the Kurds

mkaplanguest at Lawfare - 11 hours ago
Photo Credit: Gailan Haji/PAP/EPA via Tech 2 This weekend, Iraqi citizens went to the polls to vote in the first parliamentary elections since the Islamic State seized—and subsequently lost—a third of the country’s territory in 2014. For most, the main event has been the intra-Shia competition between Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s Victory Alliance, former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki’s State of Law Coalition, and Badr Organization leader Hadi al-Amari’s Conquest Alliance, and what it would mean for Iraqi politics if any garners a stronger share of the votes than expected. Wh... more »

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo: U.S. Will Need To Give Security Guarantees To North Korea. U.S. Companies Will Also Be Permitted To Invest In North Korea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Pompeo: US firms could invest in North Korea and Kim may get ‘security assurances’* Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Sunday that if North Korea agrees to fully dismantle its nuclear weapons program, the Trump administration will allow the American private sector to invest in the country. Pompeo also hinted that the US might assure Kim Jong-un he can stay in power after any deal. If a deal is reached at or after the summit meeting between Kim and Trump scheduled for Singapore on 12 June, Pompeo said on Fox News Sunday, “private sector Americans, not the US... more »

Episode #233 – ‘LIVE from the Levant’ with guests Eva Bartlett, Robert Inlakesh

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 11 hours ago
*SUNDAY WIRE SHOW* | Strap yourselves in and lower the blast shield – this is your brave new world…

Trump conducts purge of key people amidst Ebola outbreak to push Globalist depopulation plan in the USA, Obama 2.0

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 11 hours ago
Donald Trump has performed his familiar trick of a last minute, sudden purge by forcing out the head of global health security Admiral Tim Ziemer and dissolving his office just one day after WHO announced a new Ebola outbreak. That leaves Globalist John Bolton in charge of coordinating various agencies in the event of an Ebola false […]

Swiss government can compel entire population to take Ebola vaccine under pandemic plans and emergency laws, in harmony with W.H.O. global rules

Jane Burgermeister at Eugenics and pandemics - 11 hours ago
The Swiss government can compel not just individual groups (children, young people, doctors etc) but the entire country to take a vaccine in the event of a emergency, states the country’s 2018 pandemic plan. https://www.bag.admin.ch/bag/de/home/themen/mensch-gesundheit/uebertragbare-krankheiten/ausbrueche-epidemien-pandemien/empfehlungen-im-pandemiefall/grippeimpfung.html The plan cites Article 7 of the Epidemie Laws. This states that the federal government can order compulsory measures, such […]

Arctic Ice May 11

Hifast at Climate Collections - 11 hours ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: Sea Ice Thickness and Volume from DMI. H/T NoTricksZone In May, ice extents are declining as usual, except for the early melting in Bering Sea. The image above from DMI shows widespread thick ice across the Arctic core, likely to melt more slowly. The graph above shows how much volume…

Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 132 – 2018

Hifast at Climate Collections - 11 hours ago
Originally posted on sunshine hours: South / North

Does This Video Show a Thwarted Mother’s Day Robbery?

David Mikkelson at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
A compelling video shows an off-duty female Brazilian police officer shooting and subduing an armed robber.

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