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Thomas Paine

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

Thursday, May 17, 2018

17 May - Blogs I'm Following 1 of 2

11:00 pm MDT

Obama Armed Al-Qaeda Linked Rebels: Infowars Vindicated Again

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
The Alex Jones Channel Published on May 17, 2018 Jake Lloyd reports on the Fox news article proving that arms sent to rebels by Obama ended up in the hands of Al-Qaeda… which Infowars reported 5 years ago. end

NYTimes Confirms Obama Hillary Mueller Illegally Spied On Trump Campaign

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
The Alex Jones Channel Published on May 17, 2018 Alex Jones breaks down how the Obama Administration allowed an unfounded FISA warrant to permit the illegal wiretapping and surveillance of then Presidential Candidate Donald Trump. end

US State Passes Law Defining Any Criticism of Israel as ‘Anti-Semitic’ Just As They Kill 60 Civilians

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
US State Passes Law Defining Any Criticism of Israel as ‘Anti-Semitic’ Just As They Kill 60 Civilians by Rachel Blevins, https://thefreethoughtproject.com/ As many Americans criticize the number of civilian deaths on the Gaza Strip, a state has passed a measure labeling criticism of Israel as “anti-Semitism.” – The news that Israel killed more than 60 Palestinians on […]

Planned U.S.-North Korea Peace Talks in Jeopardy as Trump Adviser Bolton Pushes for Regime Change

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
Democracy Now! Published on May 17, 2018 https://democracynow.org – North Korea is threatening to cancel the June 12 U.S.-North Korea summit, after President Trump’s national security adviser, John Bolton, said on Sunday the U.S. should use the so-called Libyan model for denuclearization. In 2003, Libya negotiated sanctions relief from the United States in exchange for renouncing […]

‘There Is No Opposition in Israel’ as Netanyahu Massacres Gazans, Israeli Journalist Says

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
TheRealNews Published on May 16, 2018 Renowned Israeli journalist Gideon Levy says “the victims of Gaza hardly touch anybody in Israel,” as the IDF mows down protesters. Hardline right-wing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has a stranglehold on politics and the left barely exists. end

Get Ready A New Currency Is Coming?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
X22Report Published on May 17, 2018 People of other countries are using cryptocurrency to get their funds out of the country. Iranian people are doing this right now, people of Argentina and Venezuela have done this. Steve Wozniak says that cryptocurrency (blockchain) will achieve its full potential in 10 years. The dollar is dying and a […]

US Pushes for Denuclearization of N. Korea, But Itself Heads in the Opposite Direction

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
RT Published on May 17, 2018 The U.S. National Security Advisor, John Bolton, has said the summit between North Korea’s Kim Jong-Un and President Trump will go ahead as planned. That’s despite Pyongyang having threatened to cancel the meeting – if Washington pushes for the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, without offering anything in return. end

Europe Will Defend Its Companies in Iran Despite Threat of US Sanctions – Macron

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
Europe Will Defend Its Companies in Iran Despite Threat of US Sanctions – Macron by https://www.rt.com/ Leaders of European states will maintain the nuclear deal with Iran and protect their corporations against potential US sanctions for doing business in the Islamic Republic, according to French President Emmanuel Macron. – “We’ve had a vibrant discussion on Iran. […]

Trump Gives Merkel An Ultimatum: Drop Russian Gas Pipeline Or Trade War Begins

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
Trump is making a ‘fatal’ mistake. He is not part of the Illuminati ‘I love Satan’ club. It does not appear Merkel will bow to Trump on this issue. There are sufficient evidence to suggest Merkel ie. Europe, is about to flip towards Russia. The idea that Europe will play the dutiful vassal state role […]

EU Launches Rebellion Against Trump’s Iran Sanctions, Bans European Companies From Complying

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
Something else is happening that is more important than the Iran sanctions, nuclear deal. Why would Europe risk trillions of dollars of business with America over potentially only tens of billions with Iran? Will corporations like Airbus risk their business in America over small Iran business? I don’t think so. If Airbus continues doing business […]

May, Macron and Merkel Arrive for EU Summit Where They Will Make a Last Ditched Attempt to Save Iran Nuclear Deal as US Sanctions Begin to Bite

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
By pursuing the continuation of the Iran nuclear deal, Europe is definitely angering America. The amount of business Europe has with America is definitely more than with Iran. So, what is going on here? Will a European corporation say BMW, Mercedes … risk their business in America for significantly smaller business in Iran? Think about […]

IDF Have ‘Enough Bullets for Everyone’ – Senior MK from Israeli Ruling Party After Gaza Violence

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 20 minutes ago
Can you imprison people in their own land by building a wall around it and controlling all entries/exits? It is illegal and an Act of War. Can you tell them they cannot approach the Gaza wall even when it is on their own land and kill a them when they do? I don’t think so […]

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 25 minutes ago
People watch as ash erupts from the Halemaumau crater near the community of Volcano during ongoing eruptions of the Kilauea Volcano in Hawaii, May 15, 2018. REUTERS/Terray Sylvester *WNU Editor: *The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *Hawaii's erupting Kilauea volcano* (Reuters)

Russia's Underwater Drone Will Be Able To Operate At A Depth Of 1 km And Reach A Speed Of 110-130 km/h Armed With A Two Megaton Nuclear Warhead

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 48 minutes ago
*Sputnik*: *'Doomsday Machine': Russia's New Weapon Reportedly Gets Nuclear Warhead (VIDEO)* During his state-of-the-nation address to the Russian Federal Assembly in March, President Vladimir Putin touted the country's newest weapons, including the Poseidon (Status-6) unmanned underwater vehicles. Russia's state-of-the-art Poseidon (Status-6) naval system is expected to be equipped with torpedoes containing nuclear warheads, Russian media reports said. Citing an unnamed source in the Russian Defense Ministry, media reported that the Poseidon system is composed of several high-sp... more »

Trumpanzee Lying About MS-13 Too-- And Why Would That Be Different From Everything Else He Lies About

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 59 minutes ago
I'm so worried about my housekeeper-- not just because she's been away for two weeks and my house is a mess. She's a U.S. citizen visiting her family in El Salvador, which, according to Señor Trumpanzee, is being overrun by deportees from the vicious criminal gang, Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13), the gang he's rounding up and sending back to that country. One of my closest friends, a Trump hater, has told me that if he gets rid of MS-13 it will have been worth having Trumpanzee as president. But is it true? Earlier today, a new poll from Survey Monkey found that only 13% of Americans fin... more »

Where shopping is no longer a pleasure

Some Floriduhhh news, from The Buzz at the Tampa Bay Times: The Florida supermarket giant Publix has given more money to Adam Putnam’s gubernatorial bid than any other candidate since at least 1995 and likely for the entirety of the company’s history. Publix, the heirs to the company’s founder and its current and former leaders … Continue reading "Where shopping is no longer a pleasure"

Russian Military Logistics Limits Its Ability To Fight The War In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Russian solider in Syria in 2016. Kremlin Photo *USNI News*: *Expert: Syria Deployment Pushing the Limits of Russian Military Capability* While the Kremlin’s newly professionalized military is armed with top-of-the-line ship-launched cruise missiles, flying more capable strike aircraft and firing precision munitions Russia, “does not have the ability to sustain forces far from the border,” a military expert said on Wednesday. “Syria pushed Russian logistics to its limits,” Anton Lavrov, a visiting fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and affiliated with the... more »

Kevin Kern, "Out of the Darkness, Into the Light"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Kevin Kern, "Out of the Darkness, Into the Light" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ey62Yn6rzJg From the Darkness, go to the Light...

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“While hunting for comets in the skies above 18th century France, astronomer Charles Messier diligently kept a list of the things he encountered that were definitely not comets. This is number 27 on his now famous not-a-comet list. In fact, 21st century astronomers would identify it as a planetary nebula, but it's not a planet either, even though it may appear round and planet-like in a small telescope. Messier 27 (M27) is an excellent example of a gaseous emission nebula created as a sun-like star runs out of nuclear fuel in its core. The nebula forms as the star's outer layers are... more »

"It Is Not For Me..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"It is not for me to change you. The question is, how can I be of service to you without diminishing your degrees of freedom?" - Buckminster Fuller

"Look To This Day"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Look To This Day"* "Look to this day for it is life, the very life of life. In its brief course lie all the realities and truths of existence, the joy of growth , the splendor of action, the glory of power. For yesterday is but a memory, And tomorrow is only a vision. But today well lived makes every yesterday a memory of happiness, and every tomorrow a vision of hope. Look well, therefore, to this day..." - Kalidasa

"The Land Of Dreams..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“Father, O father! what do we here In this land of unbelief and fear? The Land of Dreams is better far, Above the light of the morning star.” - William Blake, “The Land of Dreams”

The Poet: Joy Harjo, "Eagle Poem"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
*"Eagle Poem" * "To pray you open your whole self To sky, to earth, to sun, to moon To one whole voice that is you. And know there is more That you can't see, can't hear Can't know except in moments Steadily growing, and in languages That aren't always sound but other Circles of motion. Like eagle that Sunday morning Over Salt River. Circles in blue sky In wind, swept our hearts clean With sacred wings. We see you, see ourselves and know That we must take the utmost care And kindness in all things. Breathe in, knowing we are made of All this, and breathe, knowing We are truly blessed bec... more »

Wood-burning generates more CO2 emissions than coal

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 2 hours ago
“Governments promote biofuels as renewable, carbon-neutral resources that serve to reduce CO2 emissions. Meanwhile, scientists have determined that biomass burning generates more CO2 emissions per kWh than burning coal does, and the projected rapid growth in biofuel use will only … Continue reading →

Global models underestimate decadal water storage trends

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 2 hours ago
Bridget R. Scanlon, Zizhan Zhang, Himanshu Save, Alexander Y. Sun, Hannes Müller Schmied, Ludovicus P. H. van Beek, David N. Wiese, Yoshihide Wada, Di Long, Robert C. Reedy, Laurent Longuevergne, Petra Döll, and Marc F. P. Bierkens. Global models underestimate large decadal declining and rising water storage trends relative to GRACE satellite data. … Continue reading →

Observed warming a factor of two less than model projections

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 2 hours ago
John R. Christy, Roy W. Spencer, William D. Braswell & Robert Junod. Examination of space-based bulk atmospheric temperatures used in climate research. International Journal of Remote Sensing Volume 39, 2018 – Issue 11 https://doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2018.1444293 The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change … Continue reading →

Climate models are theoretical; Underlying mechanisms are poorly understood

drinkingwateradvisor at The Drinking Water Advisor - 2 hours ago
Matthew Collins, Shoshiro Minobe, Marcelo Barreiro, Simona Bordoni, Yohai Kaspi, Akira Kuwano-Yoshida, Noel Keenlyside, Elisa Manzini, Christopher H. O’Reilly, Rowan Sutton, Shang-Ping Xie, Olga Zolina. Challenges and opportunities for improved understanding of regional climate dynamics. Nature Climate Change, volume 8, pages 101–108 (2018). … Continue reading →

Ramadan Arabian Nights 2018 : The amazing tales challenge Episode 2

noreply@blogger.com (Zeinobia) at Egyptian Chronicles - 2 hours ago
Welcome to our second night of Ramadan Arabian Nights 2018. First of all, before we complete our tale of this year, I would like to speak about the legendary artist and actor Abdel Waress Assar. When I heard his distinguished voice in our tale for this year, I was really happy to hear it. A professional narrator, Assar’s voice is associated with the Arabic dubbed Snow White. Snow White was the first Arabic dubbed film re-released to the Arabic audience in the early 1970s. Born in 1894, Abdel Waress Assar was the son of a famous successful lawyer who had been fond of two things since ... more »

Thursday Evening Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 2 hours ago
This and that for your Thursday reading. - Alex Boutilier discusses the glaring gap between hype and reality when it comes to tech sector jobs. And Virgina Eubanks writes about the futility of expecting miracles from algorithms in allocating grossly insufficient funding for social programs. - Meanwhile, Dean Baker argues that if anybody should face the prospect of workfare, it's the financial-sector profiteers who enrich themselves while offering poor service managing public assets such as pensions. - Geoffrey Stevens warns Ontario voters not to once again saddle their province wi... more »

Join CFACT at the America First Energy Conference

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 2 hours ago
Join CFACT at Heartland's America First Energy Conference in New Orleans August 8, 2018

New column day

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 2 hours ago
Here, on how Canada continues to tear Indigenous children away from their families due to the lingering effects of discriminatory policies. For further reading... - Katie Hyslop has been reporting on the causes and consequences of a severe lack of attention to the welfare of Indigenous children. - CBC News previewed last week's Federal Court hearing into the sixties scoop settlement, while Jason Warick reported on it afterward. - Meanwhile, Jennifer Ackerman has reported on the continued delays in the work survivors are being forced to put in just to pursue an apology from Saskatchew... more »

North Korea Calls South Korea Incompetent. Will Not Hold Talks Unless Differences Settled

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*Reuters:* *North Korea says won't hold talks with 'incompetent' South unless differences settled* SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea’s chief negotiator called the South Korean government “ignorant and incompetent” on Thursday, denounced U.S.-South Korean air combat drills and threatened to halt all talks with the South unless its demands are met. The comments by Ri Son Gwon, chairman of North Korea’s Committee for the Peaceful Reunification of the country, were the latest in a string of inflammatory statements marking a drastic change in tone after months of easing tension with plan... more »

EU leaders make joint stand on JCPOA, American sanctions

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 3 hours ago
The EU is doing what it declared it could and would do More The post EU leaders make joint stand on JCPOA, American sanctions appeared first on The Duran.

"Why Me?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Why Me?" by Richard Russell "It's eleven PM at night. I wake up, and I start to think. Why me? I'll be 86 years old in July. How did it happen? Most of my friends and old school mates have died. I'm living with a different generation. My wife, Faye, is 32 years younger than I am. I was born in 1924. Why me? Why am I still alive? I could have died in World War II. One minor adjustment by a German 88 anti-aircraft gunner, and I could have been blown out of the nose of my B-25. Why did I live through the War when many of my buddies didn't make it? I had two heart attacks, but I lived... more »

"Perhaps They Never Will..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*Click image for larger size.* "One summer night, out on a flat headland, all but surrounded by the waters of the bay, the horizons were remote and distant rims on the edge of space. Millions of stars blazed in darkness, and on the far shore a few lights burned in cottages. Otherwise there was no reminder of human life. My companion and I were alone with the stars: the misty river of the Milky Way flowing across the sky, the patterns of the constellations standing out bright and clear, a blazing planet low on the horizon. It occurred to me that if this were a sight that could be see... more »

"The Time of Your Life: Learning to Slow Down"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"The Time of Your Life: Learning to Slow Down"* by Madysin Taylor, The DailyOm "Throughout our lives, we are taught to value speed and getting things done quickly. We learn that doing is more valuable than merely being, and that making the most of life is a matter of forging ahead at a hurried pace. Yet as we lurch forward in search of some elusive sense of fulfillment, we find ourselves feeling increasingly harried and disconnected. More importantly, we fail to notice the simple beauty of living. When we learn to slow down, we rediscover the significance of seemingly inconsequent... more »

Why an F-22 Raptor Would Crush an F-35 in a 'Dogfight'

TNI Staff at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*TNI Staff* *Security, North America* And the reasons are simple. Lockheed Martin’s F-35 Joint Strike Fighter—which is built in three versions—recently completed its developmental test phase and is operational with the U.S. Air Force and Marine Corps. Meanwhile, the U.S. Navy will soon join the ranks of JSF operators with the F-35C carrier variant, which is scheduled to become operational later this year or early 2019. The Navy—which refused to accept anything other than the final Block 3F configuration—is the last of the three services to adopt the aircraft, which the Marines ... more »

The Beretta M9A3: The Gun the Army Didn't Want

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, North America* Could it be better than a Glock? In 1985, the U.S. Army made an abrupt shift, aging fleet of World War II-era handguns for a foreign model. The Italian-made Beretta M92 was classified the M9 handgun and served with the U.S. Armed Forces for more than thirty years. The U.S. Army recently chose a new handgun, the M17 Modular Handgun System, and excluded a new, updated M9A3 from the competition. Although the proposed M9A3 failed to gain traction, it is still available on the civilian market and its improvements, adopted by Beretta for the ... more »

The Price for Peace in Syria Is Cooperation with Assad

John Mueller at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*John Mueller* *Security, Middle East* America must cut off support to most rebel combatants in Syria and work with—perhaps even directly in support of—Assad and his foreign allies. Two unpleasant propositions about the lengthy civil war in Syria have been substantially absent from current policy discussions. It seems time to bring them forward and to take them seriously. The first acknowledges that the forces of Syrian president Bashar al-Assad have pretty much won the war. As journalist Robin Wright noted recently, Assad has managed to “consolidate his hold over the majority of... more »

Trump's Strategy for the Middle East Is Working

Leon Hadar at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Leon Hadar* *Security, Middle East* [image: Trump meets with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg at the White House in Washington] Americans should be pleased that the Russians are now being drawn into what could prove to be a long and costly effort to “do something” in the Middle East. Remember the days when any sign of growing tensions in the Middle East, not to mention a new act of violence involving Arabs and Israelis, would have immediately triggered pressure on Washington to “do something” as soon as possible. Doing nothing, U.S. officials were warned, could risk a fu... more »

How Trump Can Deal with North Korea's Pre-Summit Outburst

Robert E Kelly at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Robert E Kelly* *Security, Asia* [image: A traffic sign is seen on the Grand Unification Bridge which leads to the truce village Panmunjom, just south of the demilitarized zone separating the two Koreas, in Paju] There is no obvious answer for what the United States should surrender in exchange for what the North wants. This week’s North Korean outburst—threatening to derail the summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un—prompts some tough questions about what precisely we might be able to get out of the North at the Singapore summit. We likel... more »

How China Will Benefit from a Trade War with America

Huaiyin Li at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Huaiyin Li* *Economics, Asia* [image: A crane carries a container from a ship of Hanjin Shipping at Hanjin container terminal at the Busan New Port in Busan] A trade war with China will generate immense pressure on Beijing and companies in the short run, but allow it to stop relying on the overseas market in the long run. The story of China’s rise is well known. Back in 1990, China’s gross domestic product ranked only the eleventh, lagging behind not only the United States, Japan, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Canada and Spain, but also two developing countries, Iran and Brazil. A... more »

Smart 'Battleships' Are Right Around the Corner

Salvatore Babones at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Salvatore Babones* *Security, North America* [image: USS Wisconsin (BB-64) Firing a broadside to port with her 16/50 and 5/38 guns] Blockchain database technologies will power tomorrow's internet of things—and that could include the Navy's onboard weapons systems. Bitcoin's meteoric rise in 2017 made “blockchain” a household word. However, Bitcoin is only one use case for the application of the basic database architecture called blockchain. A much more important application just over the horizon is the internet of things: the idea that many pieces of everyday technology will be ... more »

A big "Thank You!" to all my readers

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 3 hours ago
Thank you very much to all my readers who've bought, and helped spread the word about, my new novel, "The Stones of Silence". It was uploaded to Amazon.com last weekend, and officially published on Monday, May 14th. It shot up the charts very quickly, briefly reaching a peak at #935 in the entire Kindle Store. To crack the top 1,000 books (out of over 6½ million in the Kindle Store, both paid and free) is very hard to do, so I'm grateful to all of you for making it possible. It's currently at #18 (out of the top 100 books) in Hot New Releases - Space Opera, and #9 in Hot Ne... more »

President Trump Says No 'Libya Model' For North Korea If There Is A Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*The Guardian*: *Trump's warning to Kim Jong-un: make a deal or suffer same fate as Gaddafi* *Asked about ‘Libya model’, Trump says: ‘That model … was total decimation. That model would take place if we don’t make a deal’* Donald Trump has threatened Kim Jong-un with the same fate as Muammar Gaddafi if the North Korean leader “doesn’t make a deal” on his nuclear weapons programme. The US president issued the threat at the White House when he was asked about the recent suggestion by his national security adviser, John Bolton, that the “Libyan model” be a template for dealing with ... more »

Russia’s Relationship With Israel And The S-300 Controversy

Brandon Turbeville at Activist Post - 4 hours ago
By Brandon Turbeville Ever since the Israeli-Syrian skirmish (falsely reported as an Israeli-Iranian clash in Syria by the mainstream press), questions have been circulating about... more »

An Interview With Anonymous On OpRussia Against The Death Of Anonymity And Censoring Of Encryption

Aaron at Activist Post - 4 hours ago
By Aaron Kesel On May 10th, 2018, the hacktivist group Anonymous attacked the official website of Russia’s Federal Agency for International Cooperation (Rossotrudnichestvo) by hacking and defacing... more »

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
A real church sign...

“The Return of the Worldwide Crack-Up Boom”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“The Return of the Worldwide Crack-Up Boom”* by Bill Bonner “A kiss is still a kiss. A sigh is still a sigh…* And a bubble is still a bubble. When a kiss is over, it’s over. When a bubble pops…well…that’s all she wrote! All kisses end – even the wettest “French” kisses. And so do all bubbles – even sloppy mega-bubbles of liquidity. This one will be no exception. But of course, it’s not the certainties that make life interesting… it’s the uncertainties – the known unknowns and the unknown unknowns, as Mr. Rumsfeld says. We are all born of woman and end up where all men born of wome... more »

CNN: Parasites and bacteria may be lurking in hotel pools, hot tubs, CDC warns

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 4 hours ago
A new government report has found that parasites and bacteria in hotel pools and hot tubs were responsible for nearly a third of all disease outbreaks in the United States linked to chlorinated or treated water between 2000 and 2014. “During that 15-year period, a total of 493 outbreaks linked to treated recreational water were reported […] The post CNN: Parasites and bacteria may be lurking in hotel pools, hot tubs, CDC warns appeared first on Health Nut News.

EU to Switch From Dollar to Euro in Payments for Iranian Oil Supplies – Source

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 4 hours ago
EU to Switch From Dollar to Euro in Payments for Iranian Oil Supplies – Source by https://sputniknews.com/ MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The European Union is planning to switch from US dollars to euros when paying for the oil supplies from Iran, a diplomatic source told Sputnik. – On Tuesday, EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini said that […]

"How It Really Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
A real church sign...

Venezuelans are boycotting their presidential election

Marco Aponte-Moreno, Assistant Professor of Global Business, St Mary's College of California at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 4 hours ago
The Venezuelan opposition is asking people not to vote in the country's May 20 election, which they call a 'farce.' President Maduro regime has jailed or blacklisted most of his competitors.

Northeast states’ greenhouse gas scheme a disaster

Adam Houser at CFACT - 4 hours ago
Claims at Capitol Hill hearing that the "Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative" boost the economy ignore new research.

Competency-based education can produce better results with less cost

Content Multimedia - 4 hours ago
By Thomas Lindsay This May, as college students across the U.S. graduate with large sums of student debt, we should be asking ourselves if there are better, more affordable ways for students to attain their degrees. We found that competency-based education offers a strategy for students to graduate faster, with less cost and improved results.

International Outrage over Gaza’s Killing

Hani Fakhouri at Middle East Today - 4 hours ago
Since the creation of the Jewish state in 1948, Israel’s political strategy has been consistent, to drive the Palestinians from their land in order to implement Eretz Israel or greater Israel. More than five million Palestinians were driven out of their homes and were classified as refugees. In addition, more than 500 villages were demolished so that none of those refugees could come back to their homes. This has been classified as ‘ethnic cleansing’ by the Israeli historian I. Pappe. After the 1967 war with Israel, hundreds of homes were also demolished. In addition, more than 350... more »

3 Recommendations For Elisabete Weiderpass, The New IARC Director

Hank Campbell at Science 2.0 blogs - 4 hours ago
To the relief of the real science community everywhere, the era of Chris Wild is almost over at the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). That means maybe they can get back to finding carcinogens rather than manufacturing them. Or not. The concern about Dr. Elisabete Weiderpass was never about credentials, all of the short-listed candidates have excellent credentials except Dr. Chris Portier, who is clearly too unethical. The concern was instead about perception. Being married to Harri Vainio, clearly a huge part of the credibility problem IARC has, means she will be d... more »

Syrian President Assad Meets Russian President Putin In Russia (Update)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*RT:* *Putin & Assad hold ‘extensive’ talks in Sochi, discuss political settlement – Kremlin * Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a meeting with the Syrian leader Bashar Assad in Sochi, the acting presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. The two leaders conducted “extensive” negotiations, he added. As the two presidents talked about the conditions that would facilitate the peace process development, the Syrian leader said that he had decided to send a delegation to a committee tasked to rewrite Syria’s constitution, which was championed by the UN. *Read more* .... *More... more »

There's More To The DCCC's Screwed Up Attacks In The CA-48 Hans Vs Harley Kerfuffle

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 4 hours ago
On Sunday we ran an explosive post about why the DCCC dumped Hans Keirstead and endorsed Harley Rouda. Just for the record, I emailed Keirstead's campaign, told them I was writing the story and asked for a call so we could go over it before I published. The response was "I call you in a few minutes." Never did get the call so I ran the post Sunday and included Keirstead's press release. A few days ago the campaign was complaining they had been ill-treated. A little background: I think both candidates-- Harley and Hans-- would be absolutely dreadful members of Congress. Terrible c... more »

“America Spends $1 Trillion on its Military Every Year - and Has No Way to Pay for It”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“America Spends $1 Trillion on its Military Every Year - * *and Has No Way to Pay for It”* by David Stockman "Like the case of Rome before it, the Empire is bankrupting America. The true fiscal cost is upwards of $1.0 trillion per year (counting $200 billion for veterans and debt service for wars), but there is no way to pay for it. That’s because the 78-million strong Baby Boom is in the driver’s seat of American politics. It plainly will not permit the $3 trillion per year retirement and health care entitlements-driven Welfare State to be curtailed. The Trumpite/GOP has already ...more »

Without Support Of Six Senate Democrats, Gina Haspel Would Not Be CIA Director

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 5 hours ago
Six Senate Democrats helped President Donald Trump, Republicans, and the CIA confirm Gina Haspel as the next CIA director. The post Without Support Of Six Senate Democrats, Gina Haspel Would Not Be CIA Director appeared first on Shadowproof.

Extensive US Meddling in Malaysia's General Election Revealed

Land Destroyer at Land Destroyer - 5 hours ago
*May 18, 2018* (Tony Cartalucci - NEO) - After now 2 years of accusations and constant headlines regarding allegations of still unproven "Russian influence" in the 2016 US presidential election, it is difficult to imagine that real political meddling or election interference anywhere around the globe could go unnoticed. This is especially true regarding the Western corporate media who has portrayed itself as deeply aware of the unethical and undemocratic nature of one nation interfering in the elections of another. Yet during Malaysia's recent general election - hailed by the Weste... more »

Palestinian FM condemns “bloody racist massacre” in Gaza

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:05 A.M.) – Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki condemned the violence occurring along the border between Israel and Gaza, calling it “a bloody racist massacre committed by the Israeli occupation forces in cold blood against our defenceless people,” while at a meeting of the Arab League in Cairo on Thursday. Al-Maliki also called […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

One year overlook of Syrian war – (maps)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:50 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has made remarkable progress across Syria over the last 18 months, liberating a large chunk of the country from the so-called Islamic State (ISIS). However, the Syrian military wasn’t the only group to make significant gains in the country; in fact, the US-backed Syrian Democratic […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

China preparing to have 6 naval carrier fleet

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
Just as China’s first homemade aircraft carrier, currently known as Type 001A, was sent out for full-scale sea trials this week, Chinese media began tossing around the idea that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) needs four more. At the moment, China only has one fully operational aircraft carrier: the Liaoning, which was rebuilt using an […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian military hands strategic southern Aleppo town to Russia after Astana Conference

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:15 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has handed over the town of Al-Hader in southern Aleppo to the Russian military, per the recent Astana Peace Conference agreement. According to a military source in Aleppo, the Russian military police took over Al-Hader in order alleviate tensions between the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army eliminates notorious jihadist commander in northwest Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) eliminated a high ranking jihadist commander on Thursday after carrying out a powerful attack inside the Al-Ghaab Plain. According to a military report, the Syrian Army killed the notorious commander of the Free Syrian Army’s Islamic Freedom Brigade after they attacked the latter’s positions with […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russia: Putin meets Syria’s Assad in Sochi (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 A.M.) – Russian President Vladimir Putin has held a meeting with the Syrian leader Bashar Al-Assad in Sochi, the acting presidential spokesman Dmitry Peskov said. The two leaders conducted “extensive” negotiations, he added. As the two presidents talked about the conditions that would facilitate the peace process development, the Syrian leader said […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

"Our Approaching Winter Of Discontent"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Our Approaching Winter Of Discontent"* by Charles Hugh Smith "That chill you feel in the financial weather presages an unprecedented- and for most people, unexpectedly severe- winter of discontent. Rather than sugarcoat what's coming, let's speak plainly for a change: none of the promises that have been made to you will be kept. This includes explicit promises to provide income security and healthcare entitlements, etc., and implicit promises that don't need to be stated: a currency that holds its value, high-functioning public infrastructure, etc. •Nearly "free" (to you) healthc... more »

Will Trump’s Pyrrhic Victory End with America’s Role As Global Bully?

Philip Giraldi at 5 hours ago
[image: undefined] I am in Iran speaking at a conference on the future of the Middle East. The timing for the meeting is particularly appropriate due to the recent American withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), which limited the Iranian nuclear program in exchange for suspension of sanctions. Initial discussions with Iranians revealed that they are less pessimistic about the development than are the Americans and Europeans present, believing as they do that the situation can somehow be reversed either by Congressional refusal to endorse the Trump decision o... more »

Spare me claims Gina Haspel will 'speak truth to power'. Real truth-tellers go to jail.

James Bovard at 5 hours ago
[image: undefined] In the Senate Intelligence Committee secret vote today on whether to confirm Trump nominee Gina Haspel as chief of the CIA, she will likely again be praised for promising to “speak truth to power.” This has recently become one of the favorite accolades in the least trusted city in America. But will Americans be as gullible this time around? *Porter Goss muzzled CIA* When 7-term congressman and dutiful Republican functionary Porter Goss was nominated in 2004 to become CIA chief, Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) endorsed him after he promised to “always speak truth to ... more »

X22 Report, “Get Ready A New Currency Is Coming”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
X22 Report, “Get Ready A New Currency Is Coming” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ja_-8uk0i8w *Related followup reports:* X22 Report, “April Showers Bring May Flowers, Is It Happening?” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVfM_hpFL2c ◆ Gregory Mannarino, “5/17/18 Post Market Wrap Up: The Law Of The Jungle On Wall Street” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BmWjmm8BY0M

My University has native speaker post open

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 5 hours ago
*Breakfast spring rolls* My university, Chang Gung University in Guishan, Taoyuan, needs a native speaker teacher. Must be located in northern Taiwan when work begins. Masters degree acceptable, PHD preferred. For the language center, teaching first year Basic Conversation and Basic Writing, plus one elective. Starting Feb 1. Email me. _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums!

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 17, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*Al-Monitor:* *Iran split over talks with Europe to save nuclear deal* In brief remarks about the fate of the nuclear deal, Ali Akbar Velayati, who is serving as foreign policy adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, has expressed his doubt about the potential for Iran and Europe to reach an agreement over the future of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). “It is unlikely that negotiations with the Europeans will work out. I hope we reach a result, but how long should we wait to see America applying sanctions against us or lifting the sanctions? We should be ... more »

Avenatti hogs the attention of CNN

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 5 hours ago
Michael "Stormy" Avenatti, has appeared on CNN 65 times and MSNBC 43 times between March 7 and May 10 thus tragically and irresponsibly blocking their viewers from stories about Korea, the border, taxes, important judicial appointments, reduced regulations to release the economy from Obama's chains, Clinton's campaign mischief, trade deals, CIA appointments, lowest unemployment rate ever for black Americans, Hamas attacking Israel, while focusing on a man who's prostituting himself for naked attention. CNN also helped elect Donald Trump in 2016 by concentrating so often on his campa... more »

World News Briefs -- May 17, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*SCMP:* *China tells Trump to stay calm over North Korea threat to cancel nuclear summit* Cool heads needed to avoid previous diplomatic failures to bring peace to the Korean peninsula, says China’s Foreign Minister Wang Yi China’s foreign minister has called for the United States to respond calmly to threats by North Korea to pull out of a summit between the two countries’ leaders. Foreign Minister Wang Yi said issues surrounding the Korean peninsula situation must be handled with care to avoid the diplomatic failures of the past. North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and US Presiden... more »

Georgetown Researchers: Majors Matter in Higher-Ed Decisions

cmaadmin at Diverse - 6 hours ago
A new report from Georgetown University’s Center on Education and the Workforce states that “the high school economy is gone and it is not coming back” and that two-thirds of jobs now require workers to have at least some college education.

Two University of Minnesota Students Named 2018 Astronaut Scholars

cmaadmin at Diverse - 6 hours ago
Two students in the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities have been awarded scholarships for the 2018-19 academic year by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation. The prestigious, competitive scholarship is awarded annually to outstanding sophomores and juniors who intend to pursue research-oriented careers in mathematics, engineering and the natural and […]

Ex-President of Temple University Fraternity Charged with Sexual Assault

cmaadmin at Diverse - 6 hours ago
The former president of a now-suspended fraternity at Temple University has been charged as part of a month-long investigation into sexual misconduct, underage drinking and drug use. Ari Goldstein, 21, ex-president of the Alpha Epsilon Pi fraternity, was arraigned Wednesday afternoon on charges of sexual assault and is being held on $2 million bail, ABC’s […]

Panel Dissects Role of Suspensions in School-To-Prison Pipeline

cmaadmin at Diverse - 6 hours ago
Statistics abounded Wednesday evening during a panel discussion titled “School to Prison Pipeline: Decriminalizing Public Education” co-sponsored by New America, the National Black Child Development Institute and the Greater Washington Urban League,

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 17, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
© REUTERS / Stringe *Sputnik*: *Two Down, Four to Go? Chinese Media Suggest Beijing Planning Six-Carrier Navy* Just as China's first homemade aircraft carrier, currently known as Type 001A, was sent out for full-scale sea trials this week, Chinese media began tossing around the idea that the People's Liberation Army (PLA) needs four more. At the moment, China only has one fully operational aircraft carrier: the Liaoning, which was rebuilt using an unfinished Russian Soviet-era aircraft carrier named Varyag. China built a second aircraft carrier, the Type 001A, on their own, and i... more »

The EU Caving to US Edicts Begins: Total and Maersk Out/Iranian Oil Off the Market

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
* In case you missed...US To Turn Heat Up on EU as Trump Admin. Hits Iran Central Banker with "Terror" Sanctions* *Expect the European nations to cave. All they’ve done since WW2 is cut off their noses to spite their own stupid faces-* *Bolton made very clear that the US had ways of making the EU comply.* *And voila! * *Link* *The energy giant Total and the world's largest container shipping company A.P. Moller-Maersk announced that they would both pull out of Iran claiming that future US sanctions would make business there impossible.These decisions came after US President Do... more »

Anti-American Cleric Slated to Win Iraqi Election

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: anti-american-cleric-slated-to-win-iraqi-election] Muqtada al-Sadr — the anti-American Shi'ite cleric who led his followers in attacks on U.S. troops in Iraq — appears to be the clear winner in the country’s fourth parliamentary election since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein.

The US national debt and its inevitable consequences

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 6 hours ago
Following the report earlier this week about a proposal to increase Illinois' property tax to pay for that state's hundred-billion-dollar-plus shortfall in pension funding, Simon Black warns that the situation across the nation as a whole is just as bad. On October 22, 1981, the national debt in the United States crossed the $1 trillion threshold for the first time in history. It took nearly two centuries to reach that unfortunate milestone. * . . .* Today, the national debt stands at more than $21 trillion– a milestone hit roughly two months ago. This means that the government a... more »

On North Korea, Trump says ‘Libya model would take place if we don’t make a deal’

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 7 hours ago
Will Trump's hard ball style of deal-making win the day? More The post On North Korea, Trump says ‘Libya model would take place if we don’t make a deal’ appeared first on The Duran.

Trump Hosts Local Officials at “California Sanctuary State Roundtable”

Warren Mass at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: trump-hosts-local-officials-at-california-sanctuary-state-roundtable] Local officials from California who oppose their state’s “sanctuary state” law joined President Trump at “a California Sanctuary State Roundtable.”

WTO Ruling Demonstrates Dangers of Multilateral Trade Agreements

Steve Byas at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: wto-ruling-demonstrates-dangers-of-multilateral-trade-agreements] In deciding whether decisions at the WTO are good for America, Americans need to think long and hard about the sovereignty we are surrendering to the World Trade Organization.

New York District Attorneys Disobey Immoral Law, Now Refusing to Prosecute Marijuana Arrests

Activist Post at Activist Post - 7 hours ago
By Matt Agorist New York, NY — As jails fill up, families get torn apart, and otherwise entirely innocent people have their lives ruined by... more »

Glyphosate Should Be Banned By EPA And The Law—It’s A Hormone Disruptor

Activist Post at Activist Post - 7 hours ago
By Catherine J. Frompovich More and more information is surfacing, almost daily, about adverse health effects regarding herbicides, pesticides and agricultural chemicals, specifically glyphosate,... more »

Ever Wonder How Wi-Fi Routers Create Wi-Fi? Witness The Splendor via Video Demonstrations

Activist Post at Activist Post - 7 hours ago
By B.N. Frank Wi-Fi seems to be everywhere but many people have no idea what it is. Kids probably assume it’s some kind of magic. ... more »

Video catches McVey’s misleading claims about disability job stats

John Pring at Disability News Service - 7 hours ago
Work and pensions secretary Esther McVey has been caught making misleading claims on social media about the number of disabled people in work. McVey had recorded a short video clip (pictured) welcoming this week’s new employment figures, and it was sent out on Tuesday by her department’s press office. In the clip she welcomes the [...]

Senate Confirms Gina Haspel, Despite Her Facilitation of Torture

Marjorie Cohn at Marjorie Cohn - 7 hours ago
The Senate voted 55-45 to confirm Gina Haspel as CIA director on May 17, despite the fact that her facilitation of torture should disqualify her from assuming the role. In her testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on May 9, Haspel insisted that the CIA’s interrogation program during the Bush administration was legal. Haspel, a 33-year... Read more »

‘Bloody Gina’ confirmed as head of CIA in Senate vote

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 7 hours ago
Haspel earned quite the reputation for her involvement in CIA blacksite torture programs More The post ‘Bloody Gina’ confirmed as head of CIA in Senate vote appeared first on The Duran.

Oh What a Wonder it is, When Heaven Begins where Your Feet touch the Earth

Les Visible at The Truthseeker - 8 hours ago
I know that one does not get to Heaven unless they are already there. Heaven is a state we carry with us. We just have to find it within

Kent State Graduate Posts Photos of Herself with AR-10 Rifle

cmaadmin at Diverse - 8 hours ago
KENT, Ohio — A Kent State University graduate is not apologizing for posting graduation photos of herself carrying a rifle on campus. Kaitlin Bennett tweeted that she could “arm herself” now that she was a graduate of the university. Along with the AR-10 rifle, the photo shows a mortarboard with the words: “Come and take […]

Iran signs provisional pact to enter Russia-led free-trade zone

bilaterals.org - 8 hours ago
17-May-2018 The five-nation Eurasian Economic Union has signed a 3-year provisional agreement with Iran to welcome the Islamic Republic into the bloc's free-trade zone.

NAFTA talks have ignored environmental concerns

bilaterals.org - 8 hours ago
17-May-2018 NAFTA 2.0 could increase pollution that threatens our communities.

TLC Mercosur-Unión Europea: Crónica de un fracaso anunciado

bilaterals.org - 8 hours ago
17-May-2018 Los puntos de discrepancia siguen siendo básicamente los mismos. Es decir, el Mercosur no acepta la oferta de apertura de la Unión Europea en el sector agropecuario, y el Mercosur, que aún no ha firmado ningún TLC con otro país ni bloque económico, se afirma en la imposibilidad de abrir su sector industrial y de servicios.

España pierde el tercer arbitraje de los 40 a los que se enfrenta por las renovables

bilaterals.org - 8 hours ago
17-May-2018 El fondo soberano Masdar, de Abu Dabi, reclamaba 394 millones por el perjuicio a sus inversiones. El laudo condenatorio se suma a los de Novenergia y Eiser Infraestructures.

Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 136 – 2018

Hifast at Climate Collections - 8 hours ago
Originally posted on sunshine hours: South / North

‘If Police Rape You, Who Do You Go To?’ Terry Crews Hammers Establishment for Protecting Abusers

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
[image: crews] Terry Crews claims he went to his agency after he was sexually assaulted by one of its executives, and it protected his attacker in the same way that police departments protect their officers. The post ‘If Police Rape You, Who Do You Go To?’ Terry Crews Hammers Establishment for Protecting Abusers appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

WATCH: Citizen Blows Up on Cops After Officer Threatens to Kill Him for Filming

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
[image: filming] For practicing his first amendment right to film in public, an innocent man was held at gunpoint by an officer who feared for his life over the man filming. The post WATCH: Citizen Blows Up on Cops After Officer Threatens to Kill Him for Filming appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

CNN: Almost half of US families can’t afford basics like rent and food

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 8 hours ago
Although our economy isn’t exactly stalled, the middle class is continuing to disappear and many Americans are still struggling to afford the basics. Last week the United Way ALICE (Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed) Project released a study which found that nearly 51 million households don’t “earn enough money to afford a monthly budget that […] The post CNN: Almost half of US families can’t afford basics like rent and food appeared first on Health Nut News.

U.S. Senate To Vote Thursday On President Trump’s Nomination Of Gina Haspel As The First Female Director At The CIA

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* From the AP .... *Senate set to vote on Trump’s nomination for CIA director* (AP). Senator Flake (Rep.) will vote against the nomination .... *Flake comes out against Haspel's nomination to lead CIA *(The Hill), but it looks like there are enough Democrats that will vote for her appointment. And yes, there is a rift among Democrats .... *The Vote on Gina Haspel's Confirmation as CIA Chief Exposes a Rift Among Democrats* (Time). *Update:* She has just been confirmed by the US Senate to be next CIA Director.

Another District The DCCC Is Stumbling Around In And Screwing Up The Works

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
Since we write so much about how terrible the DCCC interference in Democratic primaries is, people often ask me which one of the races are they screwing up the most. They've certainly done immense damage in Houston (TX-07), in Austin (TX-21), Dallas (TX-32), Omaha (NE-02), Orange County (CA-39), South Jersey (NJ-02), the Denver suburbs (CO-06), Syracuse (NY-24), and South Texas (TX-23), but the race in Tucson (AZ-02) may well be the most disgusting. Ann Kirkpatrick was already in Congress and accrued really horrible, conservative voting record and a consistent record of fighting t... more »

Sarah Sanders Takes a Flamethrower to Celebrities, Dems and Fake News Peddlers.

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 9 hours ago
The *manufactured outrage of the day* is that the media and hollywood celebs took President Trump’s comments that the vicious MS-13 criminal gang were a bunch of “animals” and distorted them to push the big lie that the POTUS had referred to all illegal aliens as such. It was a total fabrication and a deliberate manipulation of the news despite the clear *video to the contrary*. But it's out there as fodder for the latenight TV monologues. And you just knew reporters were going to try and ambush Sanders in today's briefing. There's a reason why she is hated as much as she is by th... more »

Fireside Chat with Mike Billington, May 17, 2018

David at LaRouchePAC Feed - 9 hours ago
New International Economic Order Stop WWIII Fireside Chat with Mike Billington, May 17, 2018 Video of Fireside Chat with Mike Billington, May 17, 2018 Join us for tonight's discussion at 9pm eastern with EIR's Asia editor, Mike Billington.

Tyranny of Thought...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 9 hours ago
*is the real goal.* Are you as tired of hearing about lying criminally subversive Mueller as I am? It's days like this I seek out that which expands my mind or inspires my creativity, because the chances of these commie/marxist/libtards ever ending up in a jail cell is remote. I'll settle for them just going away and letting Trump do his job without all the distractions. And who needs distractions when we should be preparing for the *Prince Harry/Sparkle Markle debacle* set to take place on Saturday? We've come a long way from *kings abdicating the throne to marry an American divo... more »

Syrian President Assad Is In Russia For Talks With Putin

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Syria's President Bashar al Assad attends an interview with a Greek newspaper in Damascus, Syria in this handout released May 10, 2018. SANA/Handout via Reuters *WNU Editor: *No one else is covering this story (so far), but it is here .... *Syria's Assad flies to Russia for talks with Putin* (Reuters). Why the trip .... one week after Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu was in Moscow .... my gut is telling me that Putin is trying to broker something.

EU Breaks With Trump Over Iran: Good 'Blowback'

Daniel McAdams at 9 hours ago
The European Union is furious over President Trump's "capricious aggressiveness" in foreign policy, particularly after his withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement. While Washington Beltway "deep state" denizens moan over losing influence in Europe, there is a silver lining in Trump's bombastic foreign policy: if Europe gets a divorce from the US there will be much less opportunities for US meddling. What will Russia do? Join today's Liberty Report:

The Seattle Head Tax Is Idiotic

Veronique de Rugy at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: the-seattle-head-tax-is-idiotic] The tyranny of local government was on full display this week. The culprits are some greedy members of the Seattle City Council. Backed by their union friends, they just voted to impose a "head tax" on large employers, such as Amazon and Starbucks. The real victims, of course, will be the companies' employees.

Kent State Graduate Protests School’s Gun Control; Receives Death Threats

Bob Adelmann at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: kent-state-graduate-protests-school-s-gun-free-zone-receives-death-threats] Kaitlin Bennett is a charming, fearless defender of precious rights, including the right to self-defense and the means by which to defend oneself. May her number increase!

QotD: "I think the blind passion of political discussions makes it very clear how desperately uninformed and uneducated most of us are today

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
*"But also, one of my phrases to capture the problem in education today is that children are being taught to look around them and think, 'This is all here, and now our job is just to form opinions about it,' rather than, 'This is all here -- and here is how we got here, and here is where it comes from, and here is what it depends on.' Even just understanding that this world that they know hasn't existed forever is important...** "I think the [blind passion of political discussions] makes it very clear how desperately uninformed and uneducated most of us are today, because we s...more »

EU Leaders Present A United Front To Combat U.S.-Iran Sanctions And To Avert A Trade War Against The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Al Jazeera:* *EU moves to block US sanctions on Iran* EU to activate law that bans European companies from complying with US sanctions against Iran. The European Commission will launch the process of activating a law that bans European companies and courts from complying with US sanctions against Iran after Washington pulled out of the landmark 2015 nuclear deal. Jean Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, said on Thursday the commission has a "duty to protect European companies" from American sanctions. "We now need to act, and this is why we are launching the pr... more »

BREAKING: How to get from maybe to is!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018How to play fast and loose:* In our last post, we showed you how they reason at the New York Times. Now, let's review the way our biggest stars reason on cable. The unnamed star we have in mind loves to "hang 'em high." If you've been accused or suspected of something, that almost certainly makes you guilty inside this major star's mind. She especially loves to hang Carter Page high. Last evening, she read this passage from the latest New York Times report: APUZZO, GOLDMAN AND FANDOS (5/17/18): Crossfire Hurricane began with a focus on four campaign officia... more »

People Prosper from Trade: NAFTA and Texas

Content Multimedia - 10 hours ago
By Vance Ginn, Elliott Raia

Thoughts for Thursday

Keith at musingsofanoldfart - 10 hours ago
Here are a few random thoughts on a rainy Thursday, with more rain to come in the days ahead. A retired ambassador said recently, the US strength is more than its military, it is its relationships with allies. What concerns … Continue reading →


Anon at Aangirfan - 10 hours ago
Does the Kosher Nostra control the USA? *Stephen Feinberg* On 11 May 2018, Donald Trump appointed the billionaire owner of the military contractor DynCorp, *Stephen Feinberg*, to head the President's Intelligence Advisory Board. Stephen Feinberg was born to an American Jewish family[4][5] and raised in The Bronx, New York. Cynthia McKinney pointed out that "*DynCorp was exposed for having been involved in the buying and selling of young women and children.* "While all of this was going on, DynCorp kept the Pentagon contract to administer the smallpox and anthrax vaccines..." D... more »

'Reeducation' Camps Have Returned To China

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*National Post/Washington Post*:* Former inmates of China's Muslim 'reeducation' camps tell of brainwashing and torture* *Experts say Beijing has turned the troublesome Xinjiang region into a surveillance state, with ubiquitous checkpoints and widespread use of facial recognition technology* BEIJING — Kayrat Samarkand says his only “crime” was being a Muslim who had visited neighbouring Kazakhstan. On that basis alone, he was detained by police, aggressively interrogated for three days, then dispatched in November to a “reeducation camp” in China’s western province of Xinjiang fo... more »

How to quickly add multiple bookmarks to your startpage

Stefan van Dierendonck at start.me - 10 hours ago
One of the great things about your own personalized startpage (like start.me) is the possibility to save any page. Quickly, easily and safely. But did you know you can add multiple bookmarks at once? With other bookmark solutions, like the ones you get with modern browsers, this is simply not possible. Your browser wants you… Read More Read More

BREAKING: If Rudy says it, it must be true!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2018So says the New York Times:* Does Robert Mueller believe he has the legal authority to indict Donald J. Trump? According to Rudy Giuliani, Mueller has told the Trump legal team that he feels he *cannot* indict Trump. For reasons only the gods can explain, three reporters at the New York Times are acting as if they sgould simply assume that Giuliani's claims must be true. We know—that sounds quite strange. Giuliani has seemed to make many odd statements of late. It has been widely noted that he isn't the world's most reliable source. Still, in this morning's... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 10 hours ago
A day after *The Washington Post*'s James Hohmann told us that "the far left is winning the Democratic civil war," we have this headline on the front page of the print *New York Times*: "Hard to the left"? Omigod! Is Phil Murphy nationalizing the means of production? Is he breaking the eyeglasses of intellectuals and forcing them to do stoop labor on collective farms? No -- he's being a liberal. A recently adopted equal pay law has put New Jersey at the forefront of national efforts to narrow the gender wage gap. The state’s new automatic voter registration law ranks among the mo... more »

Neurodiversity: The Next Frontier in Social Justice

cmaadmin at Diverse - 10 hours ago
The scar on my thigh reminds me of the day I almost gave up my career as a teacher. I now dedicate my career to helping children and adults with learning and behavioral challenges. These learners are the next frontier in social justice.

Nicaraguan Protesters Confront President Ortega In Televised Debate

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *Daniel Ortega called a 'killer' as talks open with protesters on Nicaragua crisis* Dialogue between president and protesters follows a month of public unrest sparked by social security reforms in which at least 65 people have died. Protesters berated Nicaragua’s president, Daniel Ortega, on Wednesday and demanded his removal at the start of “peace” talks designed to defuse weeks of unrest and deadly repression in which scores have been killed. Critics chanted “Asesino!” or “Killer!” as Ortega and his vice-president and first lady, Rosario Murillo, arrived at a s... more »

Speaking Out Against Pay for Success, Predatory Public-Private Partnerships and Dr. Hite’s Ties to Ridge-Lane, LP

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 10 hours ago
from Wrench in the Gears May 16, 2018 As the parent of a public school student and a citizen of Philadelphia, I arrived at Council Chambers today to convey my concern about Superintendent William Hite’s involvement with former Governor Tom Ridge’s merchant banking advisory firm Ridge-Lane, LP and to get it on the record. Full list of team members viewable as a PDF here. I have serious reservations about how the city plans to finance the operation of our district, especially given the substantial needs of our students and the disinvestment our schools have suffered for so many... more »

New York Times Reveals How U.S. Intelligence And The Justice Department Targeted And Spied On The Trump Campaign During The Election Campaign

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
Days after the F.B.I. closed its investigation into Hillary Clinton in 2016, agents began scrutinizing the presidential campaign of her Republican rival, Donald J. Trump.CreditAl Drago for The New York Times *New York Times:* *Code Name Crossfire Hurricane: The Secret Origins of the Trump Investigation* WASHINGTON — Within hours of opening an investigation into the Trump campaign’s ties to Russia in the summer of 2016, the F.B.I. dispatched a pair of agents to London on a mission so secretive that all but a handful of officials were kept in the dark. Their assignment, which has no... more »

Defenders of Open Internet Deliver ‘Historic Win’ as Senate Votes to Restore Net Neutrality

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 11 hours ago
The open internet scored a huge victory on Wednesday, but you wouldn’t know it by watching America’s major corporate television networks.

Was Zecharia Sitichin Right About The Anunnaki & An Extra Planet In Our Solar System?

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 11 hours ago
Ancient history is full of documented oddities.

Surgeon Reveals Why Texting Causes So Much Neck Stress

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 11 hours ago
Texting can create so much neck stress, it’s like carrying four adult-size bowling balls on the cervical spine, reveals a report published in Surgical Technology International.

Teacher Had Students Drown Live Raccoons In Class

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 11 hours ago
The victims were two raccoons and an opossum.

New York District Attorneys Disobey Immoral Law, Now Refusing to Prosecute Marijuana Arrests

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: new york] Multiple district attorneys in New York have announced that they will refuse to prosecute people who police throw in jail for possessing marijuana as it is immoral and fosters racial disparity. The post New York District Attorneys Disobey Immoral Law, Now Refusing to Prosecute Marijuana Arrests appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

British Push Mideast Wars to Derail Emerging Four-Power Cooperation

David at LaRouchePAC Feed - 11 hours ago
New International Economic Order Stop WWIII British Push Mideast Wars to Derail Emerging Four-Power Cooperation Video of British Push Mideast Wars to Derail Emerging Four-Power Cooperation Helga Zepp LaRouche has said that the only thing which can stop the Four Power dynamic of cooperation between the US, Russia, China and India, that has been gaining momentum around China's leadership, is war. The war drive from Britain must be defeated! Join Mrs. LaRouche and your host Harley Schlanger this Thursday, for the latest update on this fight, and what you can do to ensure that the Empir... more »

The Kel-Tec PMR-30: The Most Deadly Handgun on the Planet?

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 11 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, North America* You decide. The Kel-Tec PMR-30 is a rarity among handguns on the market today: a pistol with a magazine holding more than seventeen rounds. The PMR-30 actually holds thirty rounds and does so with some clever engineering that reduces it to a lightweight package attractive to casual shooters, backcountry shooters, or people interested in a firearm for home defense. High-capacity handguns have traditionally been a difficult engineering proposition. The first, if not one of the first, was World War I’s Luger P08 with thirty-two-round drum.... more »

In Korea, the Same Old Tricks from a Brand New Kim

Anthony Ruggiero, David Adesnik at The National Interest - 11 hours ago
*Anthony Ruggiero, David Adesnik* *Security, Asia* Pyongyang's sudden threat to cancel the June 12 summit in Singapore shows that Kim Jong-un has learned how to play the same games as his father and grandfather. North Korea long ago mastered the art of playing hard to get with American diplomats eager—or even desperate—to make a deal. Pyongyang’s sudden threat to cancel the June 12 summit in Singapore shows that Kim Jong-un has learned how to play the same games as his father and grandfather. The question now is whether the White House will call off the charade or whether it wil... more »

Tank War: Russia's Deadly Armata Tank vs. Israel's Merkava (Who Wins?)

TNI Staff at The National Interest - 11 hours ago
*TNI Staff* *Security, * This could happen. With its ongoing campaign in Syria proving to be a useful live-fire operational test and evaluation process for its latest weapons, it is perhaps not inconceivable that the Kremlin might eventually deploy the T-14 Armata main battle tank to that war-torn country. The Russians are currently building 20 prototypes of the new tank and could build as many as 100 of the new vehicles for the Kremlin’s elite Taman Division. If the Kremlin did deploy some number of T-14s to Syria for operational evaluations under genuine combat conditions, th... more »

Disabled people face ‘hidden crisis’ in accessible housing

John Pring at Disability News Service - 11 hours ago
Disabled people have been left “demoralised and frustrated” by the housing system and face a “chronic shortage” of accessible homes, according to a new report by the equality and human rights watchdog. More than 350,000 disabled people in England have unmet housing needs, with one-third of those in rented accommodation living in unsuitable properties, says [...]

Information commissioner ‘most concerned’ about DWP’s ‘foreign advice’ replies

John Pring at Disability News Service - 11 hours ago
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) has been criticised by the information commissioner over the way it dealt with a request to reveal the identities of seven foreign governments that asked for advice on disability reform. After facing a probe by the commissioner into its refusal to release the information, DWP is now claiming [...]

ESA sanctions are counter-productive and dangerous, MPs are told

John Pring at Disability News Service - 11 hours ago
Imposing benefit sanctions on disabled people is counter-productive, ineffective and “probably too dangerous”, a trio of experts have told MPs. The Commons work and pensions committee also heard that the failure of the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) to research the impact of its sanctions regime was “a real dereliction”. And the MPs were [...]

DWP sanctions claimants ‘by any means necessary’, MPs are told

John Pring at Disability News Service - 11 hours ago
A disabled campaigner has told MPs how she was thrown out of a shelter and forced to sleep in her college library after she was unfairly sanctioned by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP). Jen Fidai described yesterday (Wednesday)* how she spent nearly a year with no benefits after being wrongly sanctioned while studying [...]

WOW Campaign is back, and pushing for a second House of Commons debate

John Pring at Disability News Service - 11 hours ago
Disabled campaigners are relaunching the WOW Campaign in a bid to secure a debate in the House of Commons on the need for the government to assess the financial damage caused to disabled people through its cuts and reforms. Four years ago, nearly 105,000 people signed a petition launched by the WOW Campaign that called [...]

New government rule ‘forces disabled students to choose between food and equipment’

John Pring at Disability News Service - 11 hours ago
Thousands of disabled students are being forced to choose between having food to eat or having the equipment they need to study, because a new government rule means they must pay £200 towards the cost of computers they need for disability-related reasons. The government introduced the new rule as part of its controversial reform of [...]

Equality watchdog’s attempt to ‘mainstream’ disability ‘is failing disabled people’

John Pring at Disability News Service - 11 hours ago
The equality watchdog is failing disabled people by attempting to “mainstream” disability and treat it the same way as the other eight characteristics protected by the Equality Act, peers have warned. The House of Lords was debating the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s decision that it no longer needed a disability commissioner, and to scrap [...]

No Man's Sky at E3... WARE memos ahoy... super MOD'd footage

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 11 hours ago
Remember that game that was a shambollic miserable dismal failure when it launched in 2016... NO MAN'S SKY... looked shoddy, had less than half the stuff it should have had in it... look at it now, two years later. I mean, "Wow! wow! wow!" Youtube channel LPlaysGaming has loads of these new MOD'd vids of NMS worlds, flora and fauna. And he's a super hyped advocate of the maniacally rainbow NMS experience, a sheer joy to watch. PS: Love the boolean-geometry exploding asteroids at about the 06:30 mark in the above video ... erm, this failed-in-2016 project is looking like pretty-dam... more »

Are M-13 Gang Members 'Animals'?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*The Hill: **Trump on immigrant gang members: 'These aren't people,' they're 'animals'* President Trump on Wednesday condemned some gang members in the country illegally as "animals" and vowed to strengthen the country's immigration laws. “We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in, we’re stopping a lot of them, but we’re taking people out of the country, you wouldn’t believe how bad these people are," Trump said during a meeting with California officials who oppose the state's "sanctuary city" laws. “These aren’t people. These are animals, and we’re taking them... more »

Timothy Fitzpatrick: Trump Controlled by MOSSAD parts i-iv

Knowledge Is Power at Knowledge Is Power - 11 hours ago
Following, all four parts of Timothy Fitzpatrick's work, 'Trump controlled by Mossad. From https://fitzinfo.wordpress.com Trump controlled by Mossad, part I [image: donaldtrumpghislainemaxwell] Donald Trump and Mossad asset Ghislaine Maxwell out on the town in New York City in 1997. *By Timothy Fitzpatrick* October 29, 2016 *Anno Domini* Part I Any inquisitive person should be asking themself why a seemingly anti-establishment candidate like Donald Trump has been allowed to get as far as he has in the U.S. presidential race for election November 8. The simplest answer is that he *isn**’... more »

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