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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.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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Seattle punishes success

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 13 hours ago
Seattle is driving out its lucrative, job creating businesses by creating a "head" tax on each employee so they can create more homeless camps and hopelessness. Hope they come to the mid-west. I'm thinking whoever our governor or mayor will be, Democrat or Republican, they will be smarter than that! The Left always eats it own. Even for leftists, this is insane, but Jeff Bezos owns Washington Post which runs 8-10 anti-Trump articles everyday, so I guess he deserves it. https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/seattle-head-tax-passes_us_5afa53d5e4b0200bcab82fea

Part 4-The Special Ed Epidemic: Uncovering the answers

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 13 hours ago
By Sheri A. Marino, MA, CCC-SLP for Focus for Health, World Mercury Project Partner In this four-part series, World Mercury Project’s partner, Focus for Health (FFH), examined the special education epidemic, its crippling effects on the US economy, as well as housing and employment issues for individuals with disabilities once they age out of school. Now, let’s look at what could be […] The post Part 4-The Special Ed Epidemic: Uncovering the answers appeared first on Health Nut News.

Monsanto CEO to leave company after Bayer acquisition

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 13 hours ago
It was recently announced that Monsanto chairman and CEO Hugh Grant, who has served as their top executive since 2003, will maintain his position as chairman and CEO until the company is acquired by Bayer AG and then, he will be out. Also leaving will be Monsanto CFO Pierre Courduroux, the company’s top tech executive, Chief […] The post Monsanto CEO to leave company after Bayer acquisition appeared first on Health Nut News.

If you open a watermelon and see this, throw it away

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 13 hours ago
It’s almost summertime and in my house that means WATERMELON! My favorite way to eat it is to throw it in my Vitamix and blend it up…sometimes I even throw in the juice of one beet. So good. RELATED STORY: 6 things you didn’t know about watermelon The watermelon pizza that is so healthy and delicious […] The post If you open a watermelon and see this, throw it away appeared first on Health Nut News.

Now found in 3 in 4 people, this so-called harmless chemical linked to tumors

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 13 hours ago
By Dr. Mercola Earlier this year, researchers from University of California San Diego School of Medicine reported there’s been a dramatic increase in glyphosate exposure in recent decades and, subsequently, the level found in people’s bodies. As one would expect, the introduction of so-called “Roundup Ready” genetically engineered (GE) crops led to a massive increase in […] The post Now found in 3 in 4 people, this so-called harmless chemical linked to tumors appeared first on Health Nut News.

Naturopath: Gary Young, Founder and Former CEO of Young Living, Has Died

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 13 hours ago
Over the weekend the founder and former CEO of Young Living Essential Oils, Gary Young, died. While I don’t use their oils exclusively, I do use some of their oils (and plan to start a non-MLM line of my own in the near future) and a couple other brands. Gary loved natural living and we […] The post Naturopath: Gary Young, Founder and Former CEO of Young Living, Has Died appeared first on Health Nut News.

For my children

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 13 hours ago

My new pledges

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 13 hours ago
I will back up my computer once a week. I will unplug my lap top once a week and let the battery run down. I will floss once a day. I will replace the head in my electric toothbrush every 3 months. I will faithfully use my eye drops.

BREAKING: New York Times Sunday Review gets it right!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2018This morning, Page A3 fights back:* In the rarest of all journalistic events. the New York Times Sunday Review got it right this weekend. It did so on the section's front page, in the section's featured essay! This morning, whoever writes the Times' reimagined page A3 (hard-copy only) decided to come fighting back. In the daily section called The Conversation, the anonymous editor/presumptive nephew chose to say this about that: *The Conversation* FOUR OF THE MOST READ, SHARED AND DISCUSSED POSTS FROM ACROSS NYTIMES.COM [...] *2. Liberals, You're Not as Sm... more »

Help! Internet Intervention Needed...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 13 hours ago
*stat!* Yesterday our internet connection was down. Ordinarily, that doesn't bother me too much. I view it as a good excuse for not being online. Not yesterday. I was beside myself. I knew I was in deep doo when at one point I actually sat in front of my monitor, stared at my modem, and was willing the "internet" light to spring to life. It didn't. By late evening I was in a mini-rage at Frontier Communications. All I could think was, "You've got one damn job to do - DO IT! Send help! Please... Today is primary voting day in Idaho. Thank goodness since one more robo-call o... more »

Colombia - En cuatro de los seis años que ha estado vigente el tratado hubo déficit

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
15-May-2018 En 2017, los números rojos para Colombia fueron de US$864 millones.

Chile - Apenas 7 Diputados votaron contra las modificaciones del TLC con Canadá

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
15-May-2018 La mayor parte de los artículos o cláusulas de las actuales modificaciones al TLC con Canadá, aprobadas por la Cámara de Diputados este 9 de mayo, tienen un carácter técnico o administrativo que no generan controversias, pero, a la vez, contiene otras cláusulas que son absolutamente lesivas para el interés nacional.

Guajardo no prevé acuerdo sobre TLCAN antes del 17 de mayo

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
15-May-2018 El secretario de Economía, Ildefonso Guajardo, dijo este martes que no prevé que la renegociación del Tratado de Libre Comercio de América del Norte (TLCAN) concluya antes del 17 de mayo.

Vietnam, Pakistan To Sign Free Trade Agreement Soon: Envoy Pham Hong Kim

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
15-May-2018 Ambassador of Vietnam to Pakistan Pham Hong Kim says Vietnam and Pakistan were actively considering signing ‘Free Trade Agreement' to boost bilateral trade between the two countries.

US, Japan to 'move rapidly' on trade deal - Hagerty

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
15-May-2018 The United States and Japan will “move rapidly” to get a trade deal under a new framework aimed at intensifying bilateral trade consultations, US ambassador William Hagerty said, keeping pressure on Tokyo to open up protected markets like agriculture.

China to sign free trade agreement with Eurasian Economic Union on May 17

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
15-May-2018 Russia and China have already been in talks to link the EAEU with China's Belt & Road Initiative in plans outlined by presidents Putin and Xi.

Talks on free trade zone between EAEU and Egypt to start in autumn of 2018 — Lavrov

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
15-May-2018 The start of negotiations between the EAEU and Egypt on the preparation of an agreement to establish a free trade zone is scheduled for autumn 2018.

Kenya rejects China-EAC trade pact

bilaterals.org - 13 hours ago
15-May-2018 Kenya will not sign a free trade agreement that China has been negotiating with the East African Community (EAC) partner States since 2016.

What Will Happen To the Cochrane Group’s Sense Of Integrity?

Activist Post at Activist Post - 13 hours ago
By Catherine J. Frompovich The Cochrane Group, once thought and/or regarded as the epitome for exposing or validating scientific research, even about vaccines, announced it... more »

Rio das Ostras: Jazz, Blues and Beaches in Rio’s Região dos Lagos

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 13 hours ago
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Less touristic than Búzios, Cabo Frio and Arraial do Cabo, the city of Rio das Ostras can surprise visitors of Região dos Lagos, in the northern coast of Rio State. Some of the best attractions from the region can certainly be found in Rio das […]

The Taliban Have Launched A Major Assault On The Western Afghan City Of Farah

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*Al Jazeera*: *Taliban storms major city in western Afghanistan* Provincial capital of Farah under attack by Taliban fighters who killed and wounded multiple Afghan troops. Taliban fighters attacked the western Afghan city Farah from multiple directions in an ongoing battle to seize the provincial capital. Attackers overran several security checkpoints in the city and heavy fighting was under way on Tuesday, provincial official Fared Bakhtawer said. He said casualties were high but couldn't provide a precise number. "Security checkpoints around the city have collapsed into the han... more »

Anti-Radiation Vest to Get Deep-Space Test Next Year

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
Anti-Radiation Vest to Get Deep-Space Test Next Year https://www.space.com/40590-anti-radiation-life-vest-deep-space.html?utm_content=buffer5f152&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook Advertisements

Aliens May Well Exist in a Parallel Universe, New Studies Find

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
Aliens May Well Exist in a Parallel Universe, New Studies Find https://www.space.com/40584-parallel-universe-aliens-survive-dark-energy.html?utm_content=buffer0f10c&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

Whatever you do, don’t quit your job to pursue your passion.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 14 hours ago
Whatever you do, don’t quit your job to pursue your passion — Quartz https://qz.com/698943/whatever-you-do-dont-quit-your-job-to-pursue-your-passion/?utm_source=kwfb&kwp_0=797534&kwp_4=2750394&kwp_1=1166377

Gaza Violence: Blowback For Jerusalem?

Daniel McAdams at 14 hours ago
As President Trump's daughter and son-in-law were celebrating the US embassy's move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, dozens of Palestinian protesters were being shot dead in Gaza protesting the move. Supporters of the embassy move say it will bring a new era of peace to the longstanding conflict between Israel and Palestine, but it's hard to see their rosy predictions coming to pass. In fact, yesterday's violence seems to be a classic case of blowback from a wrong-headed US foreign policy move. Tune in to today's Liberty Report:

The Ruinously Expensive American Military

Philip Giraldi at 14 hours ago
[image: undefined] America’s Republican politicians complain that “entitlements,” by which they mean pensions and medical care, are leading the country to bankruptcy even as they fatten the spending on the Pentagon, which now takes 12 percent of the overall budget. And it should be noted that while workers contribute to the social programs during all their years of employment, the money that goes to the military comes straight out of the pockets of taxpayers before being wasted in ways that scarcely benefit the average citizen unless one seriously thinks that folks over in Syria, Ir... more »

BWorld 210, Electricity competition, EPIRA, and WESM

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 14 hours ago
* This is my article in BusinessWorld last week, May 09, 2018. Last Monday, I discussed business competition in general and the role of the Philippine Competition Commission (PCC). The theme will be continued in this piece and it will discuss electricity competition in particular, especially after I was able to interview PCC Chairman Arsenio Balisacan, the CEO of the Philippine Electricity Market Corp. (PEMC) and Chairman of Transition Committee Oscar Ala and PEMC Spokesperson Atty. Nino Juan. The Electric Power Industry Reform Act (EPIRA) of 2001 or RA 9136 has drastically libera... more »

Iran Is The Big Loser From This Weekend's Iraqi Parliamentary Elections

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Simon Tisdall:** Iraq's shock election result may be turning point for Iran* *Result is blow to US, but Iran will also lose out after Iraq’s protest against rule by proxy.* The unexpectedly poor showing of Haider al-Abadi, Iraq’s prime minister, in parliamentary elections has dealt a blow to US influence in the country. It was a poor return for American backing for the Baghdad government’s drive to extirpate Islamic State and regain lost territory. But the bigger loser may be Iran, whose allies in Iraq’s Shia militias known as the Popular Mobilisation Forces were pushed into sec... more »

Iraq’s Controversial Cleric Poised to Win Election

dstuster at Lawfare - 14 hours ago
*As U.S. Opens Embassy in Jerusalem, Israeli Forces Kill 60 Demonstrators in Gaza* More than a month of protests in Gaza culminated yesterday in a deadly day of rallies. Approximately 40,000 Gazans participated; some burned tires and hurled stones and molotov cocktails at the border fence. Israeli troops fired live ammunition at protesters along the Gaza-Israel border, killing 60 people, including several children. More than a thousand people required treatment for bullet wounds, and more than a thousand more needed other medical attention. Israeli forces had months to prepare fo... more »

The World Wants Air-Conditioning. That Could Warm the World

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 14 hours ago
By Paul Homewood How dare they? From the NYT: More than crickets and fireflies, more than baseball and cookouts, perhaps nothing signals the arrival of summer in the United States like the soft familiar whir of air-conditioning. But there is growing concern that as other countries adopt America’s love of air-conditioners, the electricity […]

US To Turn Heat Up on EU as Trump Admin. Hits Iran Central Banker with "Terror" Sanctions

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
*Link and Link* *The Trump administration designated the head of Iran’s central bank a terrorist Tuesday, slapping on sanctions intended to further isolate Iran from the global financial system.* *The Treasury Department named Valiollah Seif a “specially designated global terrorist” who is being accused of helping transfer millions of dollars to Hezbollah, the Iran-backed militant group. Seif is the governor of the Iranian central bank.* *The U.S. also said it is imposing so-called secondary sanctions on Seif, meaning anyone who does business with him could be cut off from the U.S.... more »

Why the Glock 19X and Colt Night Cobra Could be the Most Deadly (New) Guns on the Planet

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * Along with these three others. *The Night Cobra is meant for concealed-carry work, and an effort was made to make to remove protrusions that would catch on clothing. One result is that the Night Cobra has a bobbed or shortened hammer. The hammer is too short to advance the cylinder manually in single-action mode, and the Night Cobra is double action only. Rubber VZ G10 grips ensure a good grip on what is undoubtedly a fairly high-recoil handgun. The sights are user upgradeable.* Held annually in Las Vegas, the National Shooting Sports Foundation’s S... more »

Navy Aircraft Carriers Might Just Be Unsinkable. Here's Why.

Loren B. Thompson at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Loren B. Thompson* *Security, * That should make China nervous. *The bottom line on aircraft carrier survivability is that only a handful of countries can credibly pose a threat to America's most valuable warships, and short of using nuclear weapons none of those is likely to sink one. Although the Navy has changed it tactics to deal with the proliferation of fast anti-ship missiles and the growing military power of China in the Western Pacific, large-deck aircraft carriers remain among the most secure and useful combat systems in America's arsenal. With the unlimited range ...more »

World’s Longest Sniper Kill: The Enemy Killed at 3,871 Yards (Over 2 Miles Away)

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * To understand the complexity of the shot, it’s best to start with a sniper maxim: sniping is weaponized math. *Even the construction of the rifle itself affects the shot. A high quality barrel will naturally be more accurate and the rifle involved in the shot, the McMillan TAC-50, is one of the best around. The barrel rifling, a spiral-like pattern that makes the bullet spin in flight, stabilizing it, imparts “spin drift.” According to Cleckner, a rifle with a right-hand spiral twist will send a bullet up to ten inches to the right at 1,000 yards. Ho... more »

How Just 1 Simple Design Flaw Sunk an Aircraft Carrier

Robert Beckhusen at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Robert Beckhusen* *Security, * A history lesson like no other. *Either way, Taiho would be more advanced — and beautiful — than any Japanese carrier to that point, and in theory capable with her steel flight deck of withstanding greater punishment while launching up to 84 aircraft. However, by 1944 the IJN trimmed down her compliment to 77 planes — 27 fighters, 27 dive bombers, 16 torpedo bombers and three reconnaissance planes.* *She was also heavy, with a higher proportion of her weight to armor than every Japanese carrier except the Shinano, a converted battleship — origin... more »


Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 14 hours ago
The DOF/Dutertenomics and what I think is its front-NGO, Action for Economic Reforms (AER). Very vocal and noisy in tax-tax-tax (oil, lpg, cars, coal, sugar, cigarettes, etc; expanded VAT), saying that TRAIN will not be inflationary and any inflationary impact is just bogeyman (panakot lang) and not real. Now vocal in supporting TRAIN 2 and defending TRAIN 1. If you guys are noisy at raising oil taxes, you should be equally noisy at making fare hike adjustments because you know that high oil prices will result 100% in the need for higher fares. But you are silent. You know that fare... more »

Interview on Iranian PressTV about Nuclear Deal

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 14 hours ago
I was interviewed for this Iranian produced news program about my reactions to Trump pulling the US out of the Iran Nuclear Deal. It's a nicely produced video - watch just below.

Mid-May, South Of France, Thoughts Turn To … Snow?

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 14 hours ago
Snow, in the South Of France, in mid-May Continue reading →

Shia Leader Muqtada al-Sadr's Coalition Set To Win In Iraq's Parliamentary Elections

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Al Bawaba: **Muqtada al-Sadr Set to Win Iraqi Elections, Future of Haider Al-Abadi in Peril* With more than 90 percent of votes counted, the coalition of Shia leader Muqtada al-Sadr is set to win Iraq's parliamentary elections. After being sidelined by Iranian-backed rivals for years, the apparent parliamentary victory marks a political comeback for Sadr, who didn't even officially run for prime minister in this year's elections. Sadr, an opponent to both U.S. and Iranian influence in Iraq, was followed by Iran-backed Shia militia leader Hadi Al Amiri's coalition. Incumbent Pri... more »

Columnist: We Don’t Need to Understand You Awful, White, Christian Trump Supporters!

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 14 hours ago
*Leonard Pitts: Another Liberal Bigot Who Gets To Hide Behind the Shield of Skin Color* The following is from the Chicago Tribune and one of those columns that’s instructive insofar as it represents what almost all liberals think, say in private, but most believe it’s too perilous to actually express publicly. Not *Leonard Pitts Jr.* of the Miami Herald. He’s had enough of pretending to see his ideological adversaries (that would be me and you) as members of the human race, and he sees no reason not to go ahead and strip off the veneer. To him, there’s really no just reason to try t... more »

If Any Other Country Was Shooting Civilians Like Israel, The US Would Be Calling For Invasion By Now

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 15 hours ago
Indeed, Trump's reluctance to even criticise Israel makes America complicit

Soros’ Open Society Foundation Leaving Hungary for Germany

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 15 hours ago
After Hungary's Viktor Orban proposed new legislation dubbed the 'Stop Soros' bill, George Soros's Open Society Foundation announces it will relocate from Budapest to Berlin

Wood, garden, whales and Putin's military budget cuts

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago
- I started stacking wood yesterday - four hours virtually non-stop. Got about half of the 2 1/2 cords of wood done. My back was feeling it afterwards. I love stacking wood - my chosen profession does not allow many 'victories' or 'solutions' to the complex reality of the US war machine. But stacking wood gives me near instant results and it helps keep me reasonably fit. Some of the wood that we get delivered cut into 14 inch pieces has to be additionally cut so I was swinging the ax some as well. - In addition I've been working in the garden and do... more »

EPA opens office of “continuous improvement”

Adam Houser at CFACT - 15 hours ago
Keeping EPA workers accountable and projects on schedule.

BWorld 209, Is the PCC a facilitator or a hindrance to business competition?

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 15 hours ago
* This is my column in BusinessWorld last May 07, 2018. Even before the various competition bills in Congress ultimately became the Philippine Competition Act (PCA) of 2015 or RA 10667, I have been asking myself this question. After all, I have observed that the main creator of monopolies and oligopolies is the government itself through constitutional restrictions on public utilities and creation of “natural monopolies” like electricity transmission and distribution, water distribution, which, in turn, require congressional franchises. Other monopolies or oligopolies are created b... more »

Gregory Mannarino, “SITUATION CRITICAL: Today Big Trouble In The Bond Market”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
Gregory Mannarino, “SITUATION CRITICAL: Today Big Trouble In The Bond Market” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42DP5S1T96g

Violent Clashes Continue Between Palestinians And Israeli Soldiers On The Gaza Border

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Violent clashes break out again between Palestinians and Israeli soldiers in Gaza as US ambassador says: 'No country would act with more restraint than Israel has'* * Scores killed along Gaza border on Monday amid mass protests over opening of US embassy in Jerusalem * Grieving Palestinians are staging a general strike as they bury their dead during a day of funerals * It comes amid claims an eight-month-old baby girl died after inhaling tear gas during the clashes yesterday * Israel's ambassador to UK defended yesterday's use of force saying 'goal' of Hamas was 'to... more »

Woman Calls for Help to Catch Two Dogs, Cops Respond by Running Over, Shooting Them

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: dogs] When concerned citizens called animal control to find help for two stray dogs, police responded by running over the dogs and then opening fire on them. The post Woman Calls for Help to Catch Two Dogs, Cops Respond by Running Over, Shooting Them appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Cultural Appropriation is Becoming the New Segregation, SJWs Turning Into What they Hate

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 15 hours ago
[image: cultural] While cultural appropriation is certainly a real issue, it is being bastardized by the extremities of the social justice movement which actually serve to segregate and divide society. The post Cultural Appropriation is Becoming the New Segregation, SJWs Turning Into What they Hate appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Beats Behind The Sun

cefrith@hotmail.com at Charles Frith - 15 hours ago
Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced

Whose Side Is The DCCC Really On-- When It Comes To Policy? When It Comes To Political Corruption?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 15 hours ago
Alan Blinder and Alexander Burns noticed-- the DCCC has been recruiting right-of-center Democrats to run for Congress. They call them "moderates" (which they're not) and celebrate the re-emergence of the Blue Dogs, who brought the party low in 2010, when grassroots Democrats refused to vote for them, handing the House majority to the GOP. The DCCC is setting up the identical scenario for 2022. The *NY Times* piece from Sunday begins by anti-single payer Red-to-Blue endorsee Clarke Tucker, the candidate they've chosen to run against French Hill in an R+7 central Arkansas district th... more »

China Watch 28, Duterte sailing to PH Rise in the east when dispute is in the west

Nonoy Oplas at Government and Taxes - 15 hours ago
My friend from UP Diliman days in the 80s, Jose Antonio Custodio posted this in his fb wall yesterday: *Dear Armed Forces of the Philippines,* *As your naval units steam eastward at Benham Rise covered by your air assets and away from the main operational area of the West Philippine Sea towards the general direction of the United States of America, while led by your deranged commander in chief, let me just say that is the best example of an advance in the opposite direction.* *Rest assured this masterful operation will result in hordes of Chinese dying....* *...of laughter at the i... more »

Trumps in Jerusalem: Smashing the Frames of War

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 15 hours ago
Were it not for the corporate media's disdain for the Trump administration and the oafish damage this oligarchic crime family does every day to the reputation of the permanent ruling class, I doubt that American audiences would ever have been treated by CNN to the grotesque, side-by-side images of a simpering Jared and Ivanka and scores of Palestinians getting mowed down in cold blood by Israeli snipers. The message could not have been made any more graphic if Ivanka had been pictured digging her designer stiletto heel into a wounded child, her finishing-school bromides vainly co... more »

Michael Klare: The Road to Hell in the Middle East

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 15 hours ago
Energy historian Michael Klare, whose work I follow closely, has a new essay at Tomdispatch where he analyzes the dyanmics of an imminent war in the Middle East. Unlike the first two Gulf wars, which were all about oil (and oil pipelines), Klare argues the current tensions are organized by a battle between Iran and Saudi Arabia for dominance in the region and control over all the region's treasures (oil, water, etc): Michael Klare (2018, May 13). Tomgram: Michael Klare, The Road to Hell in the Middle East. http://www.tomdispatch.com/post/176422/tomgram%3A_michael_klare%2C_the_road... more »

Successful Hungarian pest control: Soros' OSF moves to Berlin

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 15 hours ago
George Soros spent his formative years as a traitor who helped the Nazis to confiscate the assets of his fellow Jews. At some moment, he made a successful bet against the British pound. This helped that currency to weaken outside a promised window and Soros became very rich. Because he was both filthy rich and richly filthy, he established the Open Society Foundation and tons of NGOs where corrupt and deluded individuals do their best to cripple the Western civilization. After the fall of communism, he tried to spread his new extreme, billionaire-driven left-wing dogmas to the post... more »

World News Briefs -- May 15, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Global protests grow after Israeli killing of Palestinian demonstrators* UN officials condemn ‘outrageous human rights violation’ as Palestinians prepare to bury their dead International condemnation of Israel’s killing of 59 Palestinian protesters in Gaza escalated as thousands rallied in the coastal enclave to bury the dead from the latest round of violence. The killings took place on Monday during demonstrations at the Gaza border fence, which coincided with a high-profile ceremony to mark the controversial transfer of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusale... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 15, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Newsweek:* *U.S. Military Dispatched to Protect Middle East Embassies After Trump's Jerusalem Embassy Move* U.S. Marines were deployed to beef up security at U.S. embassies across the Middle East on Monday, in the wake of the Trump administration’s inauguration of a new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem. Marines trained specifically to protect embassies were sent to U.S. diplomatic facilities in countries like Jordan, Lebanon and Egypt, ostensibly to protect the buildings from any retaliation following the U.S. decision to move its embassy in Israel, from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Presiden... more »

Seven Reasons We Use Annotation for Transparent Inquiry (ATI)

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 15 hours ago
This is a guest post from Paul Musgrave, Assistant Professor of political science at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Sebastian Karcher, Associate Director of the Qualitative Data Repository at Syracuse University. Recently, the Qualitative Data Repository launched “Annotation for Transparent Inquiry (ATI)” as a method to add transparency to scholarly research. ATI is a new […]

Study: Religious Students Perform Better in School

Dave Bohon at rss - 15 hours ago
[image: study-religious-students-perform-better-in-school] Recent research appears to demonstrate a correlation between religious observance by adolescents and their success in school.

Rebel infighting in Syria’s Afrin kills several militiamen

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:20 P.M.) – Clashes broke out between two Turkish-backed rebel groups in the Syrian northern city of Afrin as death toll from both warring parties rises. Militants from Ahrar al-Sham and Shamiyah Front engaged in heavy firefight using light and medium weapons. This resulted in scores of militiamen killed and wounded, in addition […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

South Damascus Update: Syrian forces advance into ISIS pocket [+photos]

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (4:35 P.M.) – Clashes continue to rip through the ISIS-held districts in southern Damascus as the Syrian forces score fresh advance. Today, the Syrian Army – backed by paramilitary fighters – managed to liberate new areas inside the ISIS-controlled parts of the Yarmouk Refugee Camp along the strategic 30th Street amid heavy fights […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Houthis say they hit Saudi base with ballistic missile

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
The King Faisal Navy Base in Jizan province has come under attack when Houthi rebels fired yet another missile into the kingdom’s southern province. However, the Saudi military claimed the missile was successfully intercepted. Houthis have intensified attacks by missiles after a Saudi airstrike killed a prominent political leader, Saleh Ali al-Sammad, last month. The […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Drone Footage: Russian jets pound north Aleppo as battles loom

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:00 P.M.) – Russian warplane conducted several sorties against positions for the jihadi groups in northern Aleppo countryside as the Syrian Army mulls a major offensive. The aerial bombardment comes in retaliation for a deadly mortar attack launched earlier by the ultraconservative militants on several residential areas in the northern city of Aleppo, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian government officially takes over several towns in north Homs following rebel evacuation

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:30 P.M.) – A number of towns and villages formerly held by rebel groups in north Homs and south Hama countryside have now become under the control of the Syrian government after concluding a surrender deal. The Syrian security forces are now in charge of Izz Deen, Salim , Hamarat , Qunitrat , […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Military tensions on the rise after US exit from Iran deal — Russian diplomat

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
The danger that military tensions in the Middle East will mount after the US decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal is growing, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov told the Valdai International Discussion Club. “We don’t want the US pullout from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action to become a prelude for a […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

ISIS puts of heavy resistance as Syrian, Palestinian troops attempt to seize last parts of southern Damascus

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:15 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) has made it clear that their forces are not willing to surrender their last positions to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their Palestinian allies in the southern part of Damascus. For the last eight hours, the Syrian Army and their allies have faced heavy resistance […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

The Balkan Vlachs (I)

Vladislav B. SOTIROVIĆ at OrientalReview.org - 16 hours ago
In the modern history of the Balkans as a result of the national liberation movements and national liberation wars, important changes took place in the life of the Vlachs since the free migration across the peninsula was impossible because of the new state borders and cross-border restrictions. The post The Balkan Vlachs (I) appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Early Iraq Election Results, 16 of 18 Provinces

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 16 hours ago
The Iraq Election Commission has reported the results for all but Dohuk and Kirkuk provinces. The Sairoon list made up of Moqtada al-Sadr’s followers, the Communists and civil society groups continued its lead with 6 first place finishes including in Baghdad, and 4 second place positions including Basra. With the lowest turnoutsince elections started in 2005 at 44%, Sairoon proved to have the strongest organization. 1st Sadr has a proven base coming from his family’s religious following, its social work in poor Shiite areas, his militia Saraya al-Salam, and a patronage network bui... more »

This Day In Iraqi History - May 15

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 16 hours ago
1935 Tribes seized Suq al-Shuyukh and cut railway between Basra and Nasiriya during revolt against govt 1941 German major arrived in Baghdad to lead Brandenburgers Commando recon unit in Iraq along with squadron of bombers and squadron of fighters 1941 Germany had total of 24 fighters and bombers in Iraq to help Gaylani govt fight German planes were painted in Iraqi colors to hide their origin 1941 British received intel that German planes flying to Iraq from Syria 1941 German plane bombed British force from Palestine heading towards Habaniya 1941 B...more »

Tuesday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 16 hours ago
This and that for your Tuesday reading. - Joel French discusses the need for Alberta to implement a more thorough and progressive tax system in order to ensure it has the revenue to support its residents. - Meagan Day highlights how Bernie Sanders' new labour bill would empower workers and enhance workplace democracy: The bipartisan neoliberal attack on unions, which began in earnest in the 1970s, has been enormously effective in undermining the power of the United States labor movement. As a result, the percentage of US workers who currently belong to a union is about 10 percent... more »

Why the Glock 19 and Ruger GP100 Are 2 of the Best Guns on the Planet (For Self Defense)

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * And we have 3 others that made the cut of our top 5. *Ruger’s GP-100 revolver is a beefy magnum pistol that brings some unique capabilities to the table. Like the Glock 19, it is easier to maneuver indoors. However, the GP100 is unique in having the adaptability to fire two calibers, .357 Magnum or .38 Special. .357 Magnum transfers more energy to the target, making it an excellent choice for those willing to deal with the greater recoil. Other shooters may prefer to use the softer shooting (but still dangerous) .38 Special round, which the GP100 han... more »

Catch-and-release drones?

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 16 hours ago
I was interested to see this video clip about DARPA's Gremlins program for air-deployable, reusable unmanned aerial vehicles. The technology appears to be advancing by leaps and bounds. When you consider this in the light of "swarm" UAV technology, it looks even more interesting. The day may not be too far away when almost all aerial activity over a heavily contested battlefield will be UAV's, launched, recovered and supported from distant platforms, which may themselves be manned or unmanned. Peter

GAPS AND SCHOOLS: Concern about one school's new gaps!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 16 hours ago
*TUESDAY, MAY 15, 2018Part 2—The second parent's tale:* Is District 3's proposed "desegregation" plan a good idea? We can't tell you that! According to Elizabeth Harris' report in the New York Times, the proposal would affect middle schools in New York City's District 3, "a swath of Manhattan that includes the Upper West Side and a bit of southern Harlem." Unlike many of the 34 districts in the giant New York City school system, District 3 "is a mix," racial diversity-wise. "A little more than half the students are black or Hispanic," Harris reports, "and about 40 percent of them... more »

Bridge connecting mainland Russia to Crimea hours away from opening

Matfey Shaheen at The Duran - 17 hours ago
The bridge will join mainland Russia, to Russian Crimea, which was previously connected by land only with Ukraine More The post Bridge connecting mainland Russia to Crimea hours away from opening appeared first on The Duran.

Russia’s Legacy Term: 2018 – 2024 and Beyond

Paul at The Duran - 17 hours ago
What the "expert pundits" can not manage to predict about Russia. More The post Russia’s Legacy Term: 2018 – 2024 and Beyond appeared first on The Duran.

Israeli Massacre of Palestinians after Trump Declares Jerusalem Capital of Israel

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 17 hours ago
More than 60 Palestinians Massacred by Israel since Monday http://www.middleeasteye.net/news/gaza-names-palestinians-killed-israel-us-embassy-1239370023 Israeli Massacre of Palestinians after Trump Declares Jerusalem Capitol of Israel . Live Tuesday https://www.facebook.com/circa/videos/1825142030885847/

Europe's Longest Bridge Is Now Open Between Russia And Crimea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
*RT: **Europe’s longest: Putin leads column of trucks at Crimean bridge opening ceremony (VIDEO) * A new 19km bridge connecting the mainland with the Crimean Peninsula has been officially opened, making Russia the host of Europe’s longest bridge. President Vladimir Putin personally drove a truck across it to mark the occasion. The opening of the bridge was all about the people, who created the massive construction in record time. A column of dozens of heavy-duty vehicles including hauler trucks, construction cranes and cement-mixers buzzed along, occasionally tooting their horns.... more »

Ma gets four months

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 17 hours ago
*At the hospital, there is a button for hot water and two buttons for warm. Because cold water is bad for you....* Former Taiwan Special Administrative Region Chief Adminstrator President Ma Ying-jeou was finally sentenced today for four months in prison. Bloomberg: Taiwan’s High Court on Tuesday found Ma, 67, guilty of violating the Communication Security and Surveillance Act, according to Lin Ruey-bin, high court division chief judge. Ma had been found not guilty of the charges by a Taipei district court last year, a verdict prosecutors appealed. Ma said he would appeal Tuesday’s... more »

Japan to host RCEP ministerial meeting in Tokyo on July 1

bilaterals.org - 17 hours ago
15-May-2018 Ministers from 16 Asia-Pacific countries negotiating a regional trade deal will meet in Tokyo on July 1, 2018.

China, Norway start new round of free trade negotiations

bilaterals.org - 17 hours ago
15-May-2018 This is the third round of talks after the recovering of China-Norway free trade agreement negotiations in April 2017.

International body recommends inclusion of Romania's Roşia Montană in world patrimony list

bilaterals.org - 17 hours ago
15-May-2018 Rosia Montana Gold Corporation entered a dispute with the Romanian state at the ICSID after the mining project was blocked as the site was declared a historic monument.

Moron Police Memorial Day— David Duke

Brother Jonah at Not My Tribe - 17 hours ago
Yes. Duke is still preaching that the Klan is a Police Auxiliary, as he said at a benefit barbecue to “offset the legal expenses” of the Bossier City/Shreveport pigs who had just recently (15 years ago) shot Marquis Hudspeth 8 times for not throwing away his cell phone, which they knew was a cell phone, […]

Just in time for Pig Memorial Day, Haspel confirmation legalizes Torture

Brother Jonah at Not My Tribe - 17 hours ago
You can tell I’ve spent the past few minutes rebuking idiots, kind of a hobby of mine. Torturers are Sex Offenders, they get aroused by controlling and causing pain in their VICTIMS and that only if the VICTIMS are unwilling. Every Cop in America is joining in a massive circle jerk mutual masturbation session to […]

US embassy in Jerusalem opens amid violence: 4 essential reads

Danielle Douez, Associate Editor, Politics + Society at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 17 hours ago
What does this move represent? It depends on who you ask, according to scholars in this roundup of articles from our archives.

Tijuca: Rio’s Traditional Middle Class Neighborhood in Zona Norte

Contributing Reporter at The Rio Times - 17 hours ago
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – One of Rio’s oldest and most traditional neighborhoods, Tijuca is so grand and all-encompassing that it often feels like a different city altogether. Though its excellent transport links, sense of community and comparatively lower property prices make it a popular choice for Cariocas. Tijuca is […]

Rio Mayor Demolishes Building to Clear Way for Housing Complex

Newsroom Intern at The Rio Times - 17 hours ago
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Sunday, May 13th, a derelict former IBGE (Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics) building, located in Mangueira, in Rio’s Zona Norte (North Zone) was personally detonated by the Mayor of Rio, Marcelo Crivella, to clear way for a proposed “Minha Casa Minha Vida” housing […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 17 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Tuesday, and below there is a list of bars and pubs that are always a good option. LIVE: Nina Becker (Ipanema) – Tonight, singer Nina Becker performs at Casa de Cultura Laura Alvim, in Ipanema. Participating in the “Música no Laura” project, Becker will play her authentic […]

Giant Triangular UFO Visited Antofagasta Twice (1978)

Inexplicata (IHU) at Inexplicata-The Journal of Hispanic Ufology - 17 hours ago
[The late *Dr. Osvaldo Muray* was perhaps one of Chile’s most enterprising researchers, and *INEXPLICATA* is honored to have featured his work in past issues. Our friend and colleague *Raul Núñez* has shared the latest issue of *NOUFA (Noticiero Ufológico Autónomo - #55, May 2018*) with an article by Dr. Muray that will startle our readers – Scott Corrales, IHU] *Giant Triangular UFO Visited Antofagasta Twice* *By Dr. Osvaldo Muray* *In both instances, aircraft from the Chilean Air Force based at Cerro Moreno scrambled in pursuit of the UFO, whose size was estimated at fifty times... more »

Friedrich Schiller and The French Revolution

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 17 hours ago
German stamp depicting SchillerFriedrich Schiller’s play *The Robbers* was an instant success when it was premiered in 1782. The play’s message of deliverance from a corrupt regime was so influential that in 1792 the new French Republic made Schiller an honorary citizen. During the early days of the French Revolution, Schiller sympathized with the revolutionaries, but he was appalled when the violence began. The Jacobin Terror and the execution of Louis XVI forced him to give up play writing and turn his attention to political and aesthetic philosophy. Between 1791 and 1796, he wro... more »

John Bolton's Musings on Iran

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 18 hours ago
Now that John Bolton, as National Security Advisor, has a direct line to Donald Trump, his agenda for a world of war is coming to fruition, one step at a time. In this short posting, I want to look at John Bolton's comments on Iran and the direction that he feels the United States should take against Iran's theocratic government, a government that is largely a result of American meddling in Iranian affairs back in 1953. For this posting, I am only selecting a few of his comments prior to taking office in the Trump Administration so you can get a sense of why the current administrat... more »

PhotoMath: it really solves hand-written equations

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 18 hours ago
In an episode of The Big Bang Theory, Leonard, Howard, and Rajesh were designing an app (the Lenwoloppali differential equation scanner) that scans a hand-written (differential) equation and solves it, including detailed steps how to do it without your phone. If I remember well, the domineering Sheldon was removed from the team but he created a great app to find shops with scanned shoes with Penny. I just saw some hype, downloaded the three boys' app (iOS here), and impressively enough, it just works. Just try to see what kind of tasks may be replaced by phones – or cheated toda... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 18 hours ago
As you probably know by now, a large number of American evangelicals are delighted with the opening of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem because they believe that the relocation of the embassy will hasten the arrival of the end of the world. Vox's Tara Isabella Burton explains: For many evangelical Christians — including those who have Trump’s ear — moving the embassy to Jerusalem isn’t just about temporal political goals. Rather, the embassy move is one that will yield cosmic, and catastrophic, results. Evangelicals who subscribe to the quintessentially American tradition of premillenn... more »

Fearing Progress in Asia, British Move To Explode the Mideast

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 18 hours ago
[image: Gazan protestors at Gaza-Israel barrier on May 11, 2018. (IDF Spokesperson Unit)] Israel's Benjamin Netanyahu government has committed an unforgivable massacre of Palestinians in Gaza during the past day; and in doing so, has increased the danger of a new and *general* Mideast War which is already too close. The danger this poses to the world's peace should not be underestimated — nor the disaster it could be for the economic reconstruction and progress potentially available to the Mideast and Africa, from the Belt and Road Initiative spreading across Eurasia. Netanyahu is ... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 18 hours ago
*Cambridge University students demand new sex assault rules* Stephen Toope, vice-chancellor, has been warned that Cambridge’s complaints procedure “actively discourages” sexual assault victims from coming forward Cambridge University is considering a demand from students for it to lower the burden of proof in disciplinary cases amid claims that sexual predators are not being held to account. More than 800 students have signed an open letter saying that the system “actively discourages” those affected from coming forward because of the high threshold. The university has previously ... more »

Do China's Missiles in the South China Sea Mean War?

Robert E. McCoy at The National Interest - 18 hours ago
*Robert E. McCoy* *Security, * Or has Beijing now cemented its claim? The South China Sea China has the potential to become a cauldron of conflict, and China is stoking the fire. By claiming perhaps as much as 90% of the South China Sea, Beijing is trampling on the rights of other nations in the region, nations whose Exclusion Economic Zones (EEZs) and national waters are being violated. China first laid claim to the South China Sea through its Nine Dash Line in the early 1950s. And other than pathetic vocal protestations by other nations – including the US – nothing was done a... more »

Taiwan Has a Plan to Find (And Destroy) China's Stealth Fighters

Asia Times at The National Interest - 18 hours ago
*Asia Times* *Security, Asia* Will it work? The Taiwanese military will deploy mobile passive radar systems to fend off stealth aircraft from China after rumors Beijing may dispatch its J-20 fighters to circumnavigate the island. Two radar units – developed by the ministry-affiliated Chungshan Institute of Science and Technology – would be deployed some time this year for operational testing, with mass production and deployment expected by 2020, the Taipei-based Liberty Times quoted a defense ministry official as saying. The institute has been working for years incorporating We... more »

Survey says: A researcher wasn’t sure if he needed to correct a paper. So he created a poll.

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 18 hours ago
When geophysicist Craig Jones realized a figure in one of his published papers contained an error, he was on the fence about what to do. It was a clear mistake, but he’d seen much larger mistakes go uncorrected by other authors. Unsure if it warranted a correction, Jones polled readers of his blog to see … Continue reading Survey says: A researcher wasn’t sure if he needed to correct a paper. So he created a poll.


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 18 hours ago
*Climate Heresy: Natural Factors Behind Observed Changes In Hurricanes* Here’s something you don’t witness very often…German national public radio telling listeners that natural factors are behind observed changes in something related to climate. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the German media claim storms are linked to our disdainful energy gluttony. So it comes as quite a shock when you hear something about climate that doesn’t conform to Potsdam Institute dogmatism. At their Die kalte Sonne site here, Dr. Sebastian Lüning and Prof. Fritz Vahrenholt bring up an exa... more »

A Very Select Few

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 18 hours ago
The Conservative Party of Ontario prefers cult to policy. That's increasingly obvious in the Ontario election. Martin Regg Cohn writes: At a Doug Ford rally, the leader is always late, leaving extra time for his populist anthem to penetrate your being. A throbbing earworm that burrows deep inside your consciousness. “Bring us hope, bring us change,” the theme song exhorts. The crowd is warmed up to overheating as the anthem choruses, “For the people! Hey!” That's Ford's pitch. He's a man of the people: Ford fires up the crowd with stirring rhetoric about hydro rip-offs, a promi... more »

Canada’s Long-Needed Improvements Intelligence Information-Sharing Require More Work

mnesbitt at Lawfare - 18 hours ago
Canada's parliament building. (Credit: Wikimedia/Saffron Blaze) Canada is in the midst of a comprehensive—and long-overdue—reform of its national security institutions and legal authorities. The reform will produce new security initiatives, new authorities, and even new institutions. But much like a problem that the U.S. intelligence community faced in the wake of 9/11, Canadian national security agencies often operate in “silos” of information: Within the government, departments don’t always share vital intelligence with one another when it counts. If Canada’s national security a... more »

Satanic Observations on the Satanic Family Altar

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 18 hours ago
At the time Mr LaVey made these observations the* tell-a- vision* was largely ensconced in our homes. Now we can* carry the tell-a-vision in our purses and pockets.* We can travel around with *the tell-a vision, right in front of our faces*. Our real life surroundings matter not. Anton LaVey What's interesting to me, on a personal level, was that over many years I too had observed, and commented on, the *television altar* in so many peoples homes. *The oversized, disproportionate to the room, with all seating facing the ever present tell-a-vision.* *Very much like the an Altar*. S... more »

Doofus Of The Day #1,010

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 19 hours ago
Today's award goes to a meth-befuddled motorist in Florida. A man was arrested Sunday after asking a Florida Highway Patrol trooper if he could run away from the scene of a crash, saying he could get the trooper more meth than he had found in his car. Scott Ecklund, 32, was arrested on charges of methamphetamine possession and driving with a suspended license. He was arrested earlier this month and accused of crashing a Chevrolet truck into a house in Winter Park and claiming to be an FBI agent with an AR-style rifle, police said at the time. *. . .* “Mr. Ecklund was making no sen... more »

Trump Saving Chinese Jobs While Harley Davidson Ships Kansas City Jobs To Thailand

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 19 hours ago
Several congressional Republicans bitch and moan when Señor Trumpanzee does something outrageous or dangerous-- but never work it up enough to actually vote against him. Rand Paul R-KY), Jeff Flake (R-AZ), Ben Sasse (R-NE), Lindsey Graham (R-SC), Cory Gardner (R-CO), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Little Marco (R-FL) are the first to come to mind. The question is often related to national security-- as is Rubio's tweet above. What a woos! Does anyone think he'll actually stand up to Trump? Over the weekend it was all over the news that Trump had ordered the Commerce Department to help create ... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 19 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Trump's embassy move intensifies America's immoral support for Israel's alt-right government | Opinion What's notable here is the source for the article: Haaretz MH370 investigators say captain deliberately crashed the plane in murder-suicideIt's official: NASA is sending a helicopter to Mars for the first time in 2020 HOT weather forecast: Summer 2018 SCORCHER as Britain to be hit by 4 MONTHS of blazing sun Former Obama Officials Suggest European Allies Expel American DiplomatsHSBC Completes First Trade-Finance Deal Using Blockchain, Opening $9 Trillion Market ... more »

EPA leads in open science

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 19 hours ago
Many researchers (or their institutions) are likely to want their work to be EPA usable, even if EPA does not fund it. They will then adopt usability practices from the beginning, which may be a new way of doing research. This is exactly what the open science movement is calling for.

Who Will Lead Russia after Putin?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 19 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin during the ceremony to lay flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Alexander Garden in Moscow, Russia May 9, 2018. Sputnik/Sputnik/Mikhael Klimentyev/Kremlin​ *Nikolas K. Gvosdev, National Interest:* *Who Will Lead Russia after Putin?* It's time to start discussions of who his potential successor might be. It is always risky to make definitive pronouncements about the future prospects of Russian politicians. Now that Vladimir Putin has started his fourth term as Russia’s president, we again start discussions of who his potential successor migh... more »

Marijuana May Be A Weapon Against Brain Aging, Suggests New Study

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 19 hours ago
Marijuana May Be A Weapon Against Brain Aging, Suggests New Study https://www.forbes.com/sites/daviddisalvo/2017/05/30/marijuana-may-be-a-weapon-against-brain-aging-suggests-new-study/?utm_source=FACEBOOK&utm_medium=social&utm_term=Malorie/#6d616c6f7269 Advertisements

New pig virus found to be a potential threat to humans

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 19 hours ago
Medical Xpress: New pig virus found to be a potential threat to humans https://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2018-05-pig-virus-potential-threat-humans.html

Study shows yogurt may dampen chronic inflammation linked to multiple diseases

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 19 hours ago
Medical Xpress: Study shows yogurt may dampen chronic inflammation linked to multiple diseases https://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2018-05-yogurt-dampen-chronic-inflammation-linked.html

Scientists ‘transplant memories’ between sea snails via injection.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 19 hours ago
Scientists ‘transplant memories’ between sea snails via injection | Science | The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/science/2018/may/14/scientists-transplant-memories-between-sea-snails-via-injection?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook

NASA Grants Fund 5-Year Missions to Help Seek Out Alien Life

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 19 hours ago
NASA Grants Fund 5-Year Missions to Help Seek Out Alien Life https://www.space.com/40579-nasa-astrobiology-grants-fund-search-for-life.html?utm_content=buffera201f&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook


LL at Virtual Mirage - 19 hours ago
*Hiding the Ball?* North Korea has begun dismantling the nuclear test site. The Korea analysts at 38 North reported on the 14th that satellite imagery from 7 May shows North Korea already has begun dismantling facilities at the Punggye-ri nuclear test site. The imagery showed that since late April “several key operational support buildings, located just outside the North, West and South Portals, have been razed.” The imagery also showed that some of the mine railways that serviced the tunnels had been removed. Some rail carts have been tipped over and/or disassembled, and several s... more »

Deadly Protests Engulf Gaza As Trump Admin Opens Embassy In Jerusalem At The Behest Of His Mega-Donors Sheldon And Miriam Adelson

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 19 hours ago
Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner at Embassy Opening. Israeli PM Netanyahu is long-time friend of the Trump and the Kushner families. … Continue reading →

U.S. Beefing Up Its Security At Its Embassies Worldwide

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 20 hours ago
Reuters *Task & Purpose*: *The US Sending More Marines To Protect Its Embassies As The Middle East Explodes* Extra Marine Corps security guards have been deployed to U.S. diplomatic posts in light of the protests that have followed President Donald Trump’s decision to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, a Marine Corps official confirmed on Monday. Dozens of extra Marine security guards have been dispatched to U.S. embassies in Israel, Turkey and Jordan, NBC News first reported on Monday, adding that both Pentagon and State Department officials are reported... more »

“Trump Didn’t Destroy the Working Class”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*“Trump Didn’t Destroy the Working Class”* By Bill Bonner "Why was Donald Trump elected? What kind of accident was this? The liberal intelligentsia has been trying to come up with an answer - not just any answer, but one that accomplishes two very important purposes. It must point the finger of blame at someone else…not itself. And the answer must help put its fat butt back in the driver’s seat. Cometh the Brandeis professor, Robert Kuttner to the rescue! What can he blame for The Donald’s rise? Capitalism! The 'New Yorker' summarizes in a recent review: ‘Today, as in the nineteen-... more »

Countries Around Middle East Are Adding 44GW Of Coal Power Over Next Decade

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 20 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From the US EIA: Planned coal-fired capacity additions from a number of countries in and around the Middle East will add 41 gigawatts (GW) of new electric generating capacity over the next decade, based on announced projects and projects currently in the permitting process. Another 3 GW of coal-fired capacity […]

Wind Farm Lifetime Extensions and Repowering: Managing the Death Spiral

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 20 hours ago
By Paul Homewood From GWPF: New academic research on whether to repower or extend the lifetime of an obsolescent wind farm in Europe reveals that without new subsidies for repowered sites, low cost lifetime extensions focused on maximising return before decommissioning are more probable, with a potential to affect about half the wind […]

“$21 Trillion Lost: Largest Theft in History Buried Under Guise of US National Security”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 20 hours ago
*“$21 Trillion Lost: Largest Theft in History * *Buried Under Guise of US National Security”* by Redacted Tonight "Comedian Lee Camp on his show Redacted Tonight recalls the first-ever audit of the Pentagon, which is taking 2,400 auditors to do the job, trying to understand where *$21 trillion* in unsupported adjustments went. In his show, Camp recalled that a couple of years ago professor Mark Skidmore of Michigan State University heard Catherine Austin Fitts, former Assistant Secretary in the Department of Housing and Urban Development, say that the Department of Defense Inspector... more »

US allegedly sets up base in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
Iran’s Fars news agency has cited sources as saying that a new US military base is being set up in Syria’s eastern Deir ez-Zor province. The base, which is located in the Badiyeh al-Sha’afa area, will be equipped with “advanced military tools and systems,” according to the sources. The reports come a week after Sharfan […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Combat Footage shows Syrian Army operations in Southern Damascus

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:35 A.M.) – Battles for the last ISIS enclave in southern Damascus heat up as more Syrian military troops resume an all-out assault. Footage filmed yesterday shows the Syrian Army preparing to break through ISIS defensives in the strategic 30th Street of the Yarmouk Refugee Camp in bid to further slice up the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkish border guards shoot dead Syrian refugees including children

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (8:50 A.M.) – Eight Syrian civilians, half of them are children, were shot dead by Turkish border guards while attempting to cross into Turkey, local activists reported. The incident took place at the Kherbet Eljoz, a small village located in Bidama Nahiyah in Jisr al-Shughur district of Iblib province. The village is infamous […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

1 in 21 Children in Belfast Now Have an Autism Diagnosis

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 21 hours ago
by John Stone Below is the most recent of a series of letters I have written posted in on-line British Medical Journal responding to an article by Prof Russell M Viner, President of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child...

Kalman Hettleman Thinks 80% of Sped Students Don't Belong in Sped

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 21 hours ago
By Anne Dachel Last week the World Mercury Project reported on the special education epidemic happening around the world in Part 4 of their series. https://worldmercuryproject.org/.../part-4-the-special-ed-epidemic-uncovering-the-ans... “In this four-part series, World Mercury Project's partner, Focus for Health (FFH), examined the...

Israel Is Now Using Drones To Take-Down 'Incendiary Kites' And To Drop Tear-Gas

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 21 hours ago
*The Warzone/The Drive:* *Israel Uses Drone Racers To Down Incendiary Kites And Drones To Dispense Tear Gas Over Gaza* Low-end drone warfare is becoming a centerpiece of the IDF's strategy for dealing with unrest along the Gaza border. The age of low-end drone warfare is officially upon us, and nowhere is this reality being made more apparent than along the Gaza-Israel border. Weeks of violent protests by Palestinians along the fenceline have given birth to 'incendiary kites' as a robust asymmetric warfare tactic that we detailed in a previous piece. Now Israel is putting hobby-li... more »

Algérie – UE : un accord d'association controversé et déséquilibré

bilaterals.org - 21 hours ago
15-May-2018 Des messages ont été transmis par les autorités algériennes qui renouvellent l'assurance que l'Accord d'association reste pour Alger un “axe stratégique” de sa démarche de coopération.

EU-Tunisia negotiations: Free trade without trading freedoms?

bilaterals.org - 21 hours ago
15-May-2018 With the DCFTA, the EU offers Tunisia to sign an international treaty to further open its economy: for goods, services and capital.

U.S. Navy To Conduct Shock Trials On The New USS Ford Aircraft Carrier

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
© Photo : Wikipedia/U.S. Navy *FOX News/Warrior Maven:* *Navy to explode bombs near new USS Ford carrier and finalize weapons* The U.S. Navy is planning to finalize weapons integration on its new USS Ford carrier and explode bombs in various sea conditions near the ship to prepare for major combat on the open seas, service officials said. Service weapons testers will detonate a wide range of bombs, to include a variety of underwater sea mines to assess the carrier’s ability to withstand enemy attacks “Shock Trials,” as they are called, are typically one of the final stages in the ... more »

The Anti-Christ?

Irish Savant at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
Irish Savant reassesses his view of the anti-Christ. Includes video of the pope kissing the hands of two captains of the New World Order, Rothschild and Rockefeller

Freemasonry Conceals Its Diabolical Secret from Members

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
Hiding In Plain Sight - Current events are explained by satanist control.

The FBI and terrorism: News Video They Don’t Want You to see

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
Brasscheck TV with a video "they" don't want you to see

Bitcoin is US Dollar 2.0 Created by CIA | Kaspersky Co-founder

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
Cybersecurity expert Natalya Kaspersky claims bitcoin was created by “American intelligence agencies” to provide funding for US and British intelligence activities

Messianic U.S.-Israel Axis Showcased at Jerusalem Embassy Ceremony Is Gut-punch for Most American Jews

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
U.S. Jerusalem embassy baptism of fire: IDF kills 58 unarmed Palestinians wound 2,700

Jewish Past vs Jewish State

Gilad Atzmon at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
Zionism promised to solve the Jewish problem. Recent events demonstrate that it has utterly failed. Gilad Atzmon explains

Turkey recalls envoys to US, Israel over embassy move

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
Mounting Palestinian death toll highlights widening gulf between Turkey and the West

Will The Vatican Build Churches In The Wahhabi Kingdom?

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 23 hours ago
Considering the pros and cons surrounding the construction of churches in the Wahhabi Kingdom, any decision in favor of this development would surely be a game-changer in more ways than one but would also trigger certain sensitivities that both sides might not be ready to respond to. The post Will The Vatican Build Churches In The Wahhabi Kingdom? appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

What Happened To The U.S. Merchant Marine?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
The Cape Wrath sits at port in a Baltimore harbor. It is one of 46 vessels in the Ready Reserve Force, a fleet of large vessels on standby to deploy U.S. military forces and equipment for conflict abroad. Tim Johnson McClatchy *McClatchy News*: *Dwindling Merchant Marine fleet crimps U.S. ability to wage war* WASHINGTON: The once-mighty U.S. Merchant Marine fleet has nearly collapsed under the weight of high labor costs, zigzagging federal policies and intense competition from abroad, damaging America's position as the only country in the world able to supply and sustain a long-di... more »

Smut Night at the Press Dinner By Patrick J. Buchanan

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
Enough water has passed under the bridge to clean away even this piece of sewage. It was not possible but they succeeded in bringing the press into even greater disrepute. What were they thinking? It is not as if they had not done much the same the year before. The point of these public events is to enhance the public opinion of the folks involved and that includes invitees and associates. It is not the place were you air your private hatreds. If you cannot say something good you say nothing and let your silence speak volumes. Worse they brought in a lousy comedian with no p... more »

Bronze Age Sea Peoples

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
Our understanding of the Bronze Age and its connection through the Sea Peoples has been steadily advancing. Thus it is no surprise to see Robert Thornton land on board as well. At this point, it is pretty clear that the Americas were continuously peopled from Europe starting at least 9000 years ago. Yet there were hunting bands ahead of agriculture. Fishing was then the only way to produce a larger population. It was the advent of agriculture that changed the population and that favored first adopters. Whites arose in Europe and the Han in China. A similar thing happened in... more »

Antioxidants found to be effective in treating mitochondrial disease, preclinical trials find

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
*[image: Image: Antioxidants found to be effective in treating mitochondrial disease, preclinical trials find]* This describes the importance of vitim E which was never particularly clear. Multiple organ failure is also a bad way to find out. Vitimin E has long had a following with the elderly and this explains why. Much of biological failure amoung the elderly is driven by inceasing deficiencies that go undetected. Thus understanding all this is important. *Antioxidants found to be effective in treating mitochondrial disease, preclinical trials find* *Tags: antioxidant com... more »

Here’s what happens to people who try to get off psychiatric drugs

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 23 hours ago
*[image: Image: Here’s what happens to people who try to get off psychiatric drugs]* Essentially the science is completely suspect. What is positive is that CBD oil and magic mushroom and perhaps other plants are beneficial and at least alter the terms in which we engage the disease itself. The reality is that our approach is far too primitive on its own to be either safe or effective and we need all the help atureca provide. In the meantime, desperation drives victims to try whatever it is the doctors have available . *Here’s what happens to people who try to get off psychiatri... more »

America Spends About Half of World’s Military Expenditures

Eric Zuesse at The Duran - 23 hours ago
The restored ‘Cold War’ could produce a much stronger global tarnishing of America’s global reputation. More The post America Spends About Half of World’s Military Expenditures appeared first on The Duran.

All eyes of the world are turned towards Russia’s President Vladimir Putin

Olivia Kroth at The Duran - 23 hours ago
"Vladimir Putin is a shining example for many Russians." More The post All eyes of the world are turned towards Russia’s President Vladimir Putin appeared first on The Duran.

Syrian Army has evidence ISIS, terrorists, use Israeli weapons [Video]

Matfey Shaheen at The Duran - 23 hours ago
Israel has been arming rebels to "counter Iran" in Syria More The post Syrian Army has evidence ISIS, terrorists, use Israeli weapons [Video] appeared first on The Duran.

The BBC's headline reporting of Israel protecting its borders from Gazan attack compared to the BBC's lack of interest in Saudi Arabia's ongoing attacks on Yemen

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 23 hours ago
The BBC's institutional anti Israel stance is clear today as they headline the news from the Israel / Gaza border. Every civilian death is a crime, etc. etc. Oddly I can't even recall the BBC's coverage of this attack by Saudi Arabia on Yemen: 'At least 20 people including the bride were killed when an air strike by the Saudi-led coalition hit a wedding party in northern Yemen, health officials have said. The dead were mostly women and children gathered in a tent set up for the wedding in the Bani Qayis district, according to Khaled al-Nadhri, the leading health official in the n... more »

What Happens When A Hurricane Meets Wind Turbines & Solar Panels

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 23 hours ago
What happens when a hurricane hits solar panels and wind turbines? They get destroyed. What's being done on Puerto Rico to restore power? Well, for one thing, Tesla is installing a LOT of "battery walls" and solar cells. Who's paying? Crickets.... Continue reading →

North And South Korea To Hold Talks On May 16

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae In in the border village of Panmunjom, the venue for the inter-Korean summit. Korea Summit Peace Pool / Reuters *Reuters*: *North, South Korea to hold high-level inter-Korea talks on May 16* SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea and South Korea agreed on Tuesday to hold high-level inter-Korea talks on May 16 to discuss steps needed to uphold the pledge to denuclearize the Korean peninsula, South Korea’s Unification Ministry said. The meeting will discuss specific plans needed to carry out the April 27 inter-Korea summit declaration, which includes pledges to fina... more »

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
*by Noah* Poor Sean Hannity! He tries so hard to be the biggest buffoon in the world. But then he goes and puts a man named Giuliani on his show and the whole world starts to doubt whether Sean really is the biggest buffoon in the world, or, Le Buffoon of Buffoons! Well, consider this, putting Rudy on your show, for multiple nights no less, is quite a buffoonish move, so maybe Sean's goal is still achievable. Sean Hannity has such a natural gift when it comes to being a buffoon that he achieves buffoonishness without even trying. But, then there's that demented assclown in the Whi... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 1 day ago
Israel kills 52, wounds 1,700 Gazans in "terrible massacre" as US opens Jerusalem Embassy. "It’s very beautiful, such a beautiful custom," said 'the Jew' Trump of the cherished Israeli pastime of mowing down unarmed Palestinians with rifle fire. ~~

U.S. Navy Is Expecting 'Uncertainty' In The Persian Gulf After Iran Deal Withdrawal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
U.S. Chief of Naval Operations U.S. Navy Admiral John Richardson testifies during a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst *Reuters: **U.S. Navy expects 'uncertainty' in Gulf after Iran deal withdrawal* ABOARD A MILITARY AIRCRAFT (Reuters) - The United States Navy is closely watching Iranian behavior in the Gulf and expects a “period of uncertainty” and increased level of alertness after President Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from an international nuclear deal with Iran, the U.S. Navy chief sai... more »

Many People Avoid Empaths Because of These 5 Reasons.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 1 day ago
Many People Avoid Empaths Because of These 5 Reasons – Awareness Act http://awarenessact.com/many-people-avoid-empaths-because-of-these-5-reasons/?=wuw Advertisements

How you can use your intuition to create miracles in life

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 1 day ago
How you can use your intuition to create miracles in life https://medium.com/@spirituality/how-you-can-use-your-intuition-to-create-miracles-in-life-506ba6feab16

Fukushima Radiation: The Entire Pacific Ocean Has Been Contaminated, And It’s Going To Get Worse

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 1 day ago
Fukushima Radiation: The Entire Pacific Ocean Has Been Contaminated, And It’s Going To Get Worse https://www.whydontyoutrythis.com/2016/12/fukushima-radiation-the-entire-pacific-ocean-has-been-contaminated-its-going-to-get-worse.html?m=1

Death toll in Gaza rises to 59

The number of Palestinians killed in the latest clashes with the Israeli forces in Gaza has increased to 59, including an 8-month-old child, the Palestinian Health Ministry said. Mass protests erupted in Gaza in light of the 70th anniversary of the establishment of Israel and the opening of the Israeli embassy in Jerusalem on Monday. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army amassing troops in Aleppo for possible large-scale offensive

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has begun amassing troops in the northern part of Aleppo city, following a string of attacks by the jihadist forces on the provincial capital. According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian Army’s High Command has ordered a large-scale mobilization of troops to the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russia pleased with Egypt’s purchase of military hardware

“We are pleased with Egypt’s desire to equip its national forces with modern Russian arms and military hardware,” Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu said during a meeting with his Egyptian counterpart Sedki Sobhy in Moscow on Monday. “Tight and multifaceted cooperation which includes supplying weapons systems and modern technology, holding joint drills and personnel training […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russia: Pashinyan seeks to improve ties with Russia during first meeting with Putin

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:10 A.M.) – Newly-elected Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan sought to improve ties with Russia during his first meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Monday. The two leaders met during a summit between the heads of state of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU). “There are things that need to be […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Macedonian citizen was killed in Syria: report

BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:00 A.M.) – A 23-year-old citizen of Macedonia was killed while fighting with the jihadist forces in Syria, A1on TV reported on Monday. The ethnic Albanian was identified as E. Iseni; he reportedly left his village of Arachinovo near Skopje for Syria in early 2014. “A report about his death was received by […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army raises flag over long-time rebel stronghold in northern Homs

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:50 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has raised the flag of the Syrian Arab Republic over the strategic town of Al-Rastan in northern Homs tonight. As shown in the video below, the Syrian military has raised the flag over the municipal building inside of Al-Rastan, which has long been a stronghold […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Deputy commander of large FSA faction kidnapped in southern Idlib

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:15 A.M.) – The deputy commander of one of the largest Free Syrian Army (FSA) factions was kidnapped in the southern countryside of the Idlib Governorate last night, pro-opposition activists reported. According to these pro-opposition activists, Hamza Qusays of Faylaq Al-Rahman was kidnapped by unknown assailants while traveling down the Khan Sheikhoun Highway […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Hezbollah chief says Syrian military fired 55 missiles into occupied Golan Heights

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 day ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:00 A.M.) – According to Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah, Syria fired 55 missiles into the occupied Golan Heights, not the 20 that was previously claimed by the Israeli authorities. “For the first time ever, the occupation posts in occupied Golan were targeted with such a bombardment. Israel said that only 20 rockets […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
AFP map and social-economic data on the Gaza Strip, based on a UN report released in July 2017 @AFPgraphics pic.twitter.com/5qWOXEu4sv — AFP news agency (@AFP) May 15, 2018 Pyongyang invites Seoul to hold high-level inter-Korean talks on May 16 https://t.co/RYEej34MMb pic.twitter.com/j5QQ5Urw8Q — RT (@RT_com) May 15, 2018 A North Korean flag flutters on top of a 160-metre tower in North Korea's propaganda village of Gijungdong, in this picture taken from the Tae Sung freedom village near the Military Demarcation Line (MDL), inside the demilitarised zone separating the two Koreas,... more »

This Is How Pakistan Gives Terror Groups A Pass

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
A supporter of Islamic charity organization Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) carries a sign while listening to the speech of leaders (unseen) who are condemning the house arrest of Hafiz Muhammad Saeed, chief of (JuD), during a protest demonstration in Karachi, Pakistan, Feb. 3, 2017. *VOA: **Pakistan's 'Name Game' Gives Terror Groups a Pass* Changing one's name in Pakistan is a daunting and lengthy legal procedure that requires extensive paperwork. Surprisingly, that is not the case with militant groups that get banned by the government. In the past two decades, several groups accused of car... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Palestinian demonstrators run for cover from Israeli fire and tear gas during a protest against U.S. embassy move to Jerusalem and ahead of the 70th anniversary of Nakba, at the Israel-Gaza border in the southern Gaza Strip May 14, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa *WNU Editor:* The above picture is form this photo-gallery ....* Palestinians protest U.S. embassy move* (Reuters)

Musical Interlude: Omar Akram, “Free Spirit”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Omar Akram, “Free Spirit” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AKxPPWgWNJg

Musical Interlude: Vangelis, “Dolphin And Dog: Song Of The Seas"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Vangelis, “Dolphin And Dog: Song Of The Seas" "There's nothing on this earth to be prized more than true friendship.” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjKjlLRoLHw

Google Employees Resign Over Company's Pentagon Contract On Using Artificial Intelligence In Drone Warfare

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
*Gizmodo:* *Google Employees Resign in Protest Against Pentagon Contract* It’s been nearly three months since many Google employees—and the public—learned about the company’s decision to provide artificial intelligence to a controversial military pilot program known as Project Maven, which aims to speed up analysis of drone footage by automatically classifying images of objects and people. Now, about a dozen Google employees are resigning in protest over the company’s continued involvement in Maven. The resigning employees’ frustrations range from particular ethical concerns over ... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
How far can you see? Everything you can see, and everything you could possibly see, right now, assuming your eyes could detect all types of radiations around you -- is the observable universe. In light, the farthest we can see comes from the cosmic microwave background, a time 13.8 billion years ago when the universe was opaque like thick fog. Some neutrinos and gravitational waves that surround us come from even farther out, but humanity does not yet have the technology to detect them. *Click image for larger size.* The featured image illustrates the observable universe on an increa... more »

"On The Whole...."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
“On the whole human beings want to be good, but not too good, and not quite all the time.” - George Orwell

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