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Thomas Paine

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Wednesday, May 2, 2018

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Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 minutes ago
*Hercules Preparation* Air Force pilots and crew chiefs prepare five C-130H Hercules aircraft before conducting a formation flight airdrop exercise at Mansfield, Ohio, April 26, 2018. The airmen are assigned to the Ohio Air National Guard’s 179th Airlift Wing. The training enabled personnel in maintenance, aerial port and operations groups to work together, increasing overall readiness of deployable assets. Air National Guard photo by Tech. Sgt. Joe Harwood *WNU Editor:* the above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *Air Guardsmen Conduct Formation, Airdrop Exercise* (US Departm... more »

Is Iran And Hezbollah Providing Arms To The West Sahara Polisario Front?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 minutes ago
*Gulf News: **Morocco severs ties with Iran over support for West Sahara Polisario front* *Morocco will close its embassy in Tehran and will expel the Iranian ambassador in Rabat.* Rabat: Morocco has cut diplomatic ties with Iran over its alleged involvement in the delivery of weapons from its Lebanese ally Hezbollah to the Polisario Front, Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita said Tuesday. He told reporters that “a first shipment of weapons was recently” sent to the Algerian-backed Polisario Front, which is seeking independence, via an “element” at the Iranian embassy in Algiers. Bo... more »

China Has Installed Anti-Ship Cruise Missiles And Surface-To-Air Missile Systems On Three Of Its Artifiial Islands In The South China Sea

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 55 minutes ago
Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative/Center for Strategic and International Studies. Satellite photo of Fiery Cross Reef in the South China Sea taken on January 1, 2018. *CNBC*: *China quietly installed defensive missile systems on strategic Spratly Islands in hotly contested South China Sea* * China has installed anti-ship cruise missiles and surface-to-air missile systems on three of its fortified outposts in the South China Sea, sources tell CNBC. * By all accounts, the new coastal defense systems are a significant addition to Beijing's military portfolio in one of the most con... more »

West Virginia's Senate Race: A Big Ugly Mess... Centered Around "Cocaine Mitch" McConnell

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
In his latest ad, West Virginia Republican Don Blankenship strike back at Mitch McConnell by refersring to himl as "cocaine Mitch"-- as in "Ditch Cocaine Mitch." Catchy. The primary is next Tuesday and McConnell is spending millions to make sure Blankenship loses. And it's working. Blankenship's polling has gone down from 1st to 3rd since McConnell's ad campaign went into full swing. Blankenship was formerly referring to McConnell as "a swamp captain," so this is a decision to get more aggressive with the very disliked head of the DC establishment Republicans. McConnell controls ... more »

Rio’s Olympic Park in Barra Opens Tennis Courts to Public

Nelson Belen at The Rio Times - 1 hour ago
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Almost two years since the closing of the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games, Olympic Park in Barra da Tijuca, is once again open to the public with park administrators making available the site’s numerous tennis courts for public use. The Olympic Legacy Governance Authority (AGLO), […]

"We're All..."

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

Musical Interlude: 2002, “An Ocean Apart”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“Pamela and Randy Copus are the duo known as 2002. Randy Copus plays piano, electric cello, guitar, bass and keyboards. Pamela Copus plays flutes, harp, keyboards and a wind instrument called a WX5. Both musicians also provide all of the vocals on their albums, recording their voices many, many times and layering them to create a "virtual choir" with a celestial, angelic quality.” 2002, “An Ocean Apart” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rMqLFemZOOg&feature=related

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
“Moving left to right near the center of this beautifully detailed color composite, the thin, bright, braided filaments are actually long ripples in a sheet of glowing gas seen almost edge on. The interstellar shock wave plows through space at over 500,000 kilometers per hour. Cataloged as NGC 2736, its elongated appearance suggests its popular name, the Pencil Nebula. *Click image for larger size.* The Pencil Nebula is about 5 light-years long and 800 light-years away, but represents only a small part of the Vela supernova remnant. The Vela remnant itself is around 100 light-years i... more »

As Iran Drops the Dollar, US Court Orders Them to Pay $6B to Victims of 9/11—Despite No Evidence

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 hour ago
By Matt Agorist On Tuesday, a federal judge in New York ordered Iran to pay $6 billion to victims of the 9/11 terror attacks. This... more »

James Comey Says Deep State Doesn’t Exist, Then Describes The Deep State’s Existence

Activist Post at Activist Post - 1 hour ago
By Mac Slavo Former FBI director James Comey, who was fired, said during a question-and-answer session that there is no deep state right before describing... more »


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

"There Is Nothing I Can Tell you..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
"There is nothing I can tell you that you do not already know. There is no question that you can ask me that you yourself cannot answer. You have just forgotten." ~ David Littlewood

Charlie Chaplin, "The Great Dictator"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 hour ago
Words from 1941, even more appropriate today...


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
“Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.” - Frederick Buechner

Paulo Coelho, "Heaven and Hell"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"Heaven and Hell" by Paulo Coelho "A man, his horse and his dog were traveling down a road. When they were passing by a gigantic tree, a bolt of lightning struck and they all fell dead on the spot. But the man did not realize that he had already left this world, so he went on walking with his two animals; sometimes the dead take time to understand their new condition… The journey was very long, uphill, the sun was strong and they were covered in sweat and very thirsty. They were desperately in need of water. At a bend in the road they spotted a magnificent gateway, all in marble, ... more »

New War Party: Pompeo, Bolton, Netanyahu & Trump Aim for Attack on Iran

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
New War Party: Pompeo, Bolton, Netanyahu & Trump Aim for Attack on Iran by Brian Becker, John Kiriakou, https://sputniknews.com/ On today’s episode of Loud & Clear, Brian Becker and John Kiriakou are joined by Medea Benjamin, the co-founder of Code Pink and author of the book “Kingdom of the Unjust: Behind the U.S.-Saudi Connection,” and journalist and independent […]

‘Infamous liar’: Iran Blasts Netanyahu for Claims Tehran Had Nuclear Weapons Program

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
‘Infamous liar’: Iran Blasts Netanyahu for Claims Tehran Had Nuclear Weapons Program by https://www.rt.com/ Calling the Israeli premier “an infamous liar” and head of a “child-killing Zionist regime,” Iran has furiously denounced an elaborate presentation by Benjamin Netanyahu, in which he accused Tehran of seeking nuclear weapons. – In a statement Tuesday, Iran’s Foreign Ministry blasted Monday’s claims […]

The Plan Is On Schedule, Countries Move To Review The Nuclear Deal

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
X22Report Published on May 2, 2018 Mueller’s questions were leaked on purpose to show that these questions have nothing to do with collusion. Facebook will tell you who to trust when it has to do with news. Skripal case falling apart. Hostages are being released in NK. ICRC reports that Syria is not being split up. […]

Charles Nenner: Bloodbath Dow 5,000 Coming in 2020

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
Charles Nenner: Bloodbath Dow 5,000 Coming in 2020 by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Renowned geopolitical and financial cycle expert Charles Nenner says, “The mainstream media talking heads are telling you to buy, but never tell you to sell.” Nenner says the time to sell stocks is getting close and explains, “It’s just a hopeless situation. I feel sorry […]

Hundreds of Quakes Triggering Hawaii’s Active Volcano

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 2 hours ago
RT America Published on May 2, 2018 The US Geological Survey (USGS) has warned the population of Hawaii to be on alert for an eruption after seismic activity at Mt. Kilauea. The volcano’s crater collapsed and lava may burst through the ground in the east of the Big Island. RT America’s Ashlee Banks has the report. […]

‘Spider lightning’ seen from space

Hifast at Climate Collections - 2 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: From NOAA/NESDIS: When you spend 24/7/365 staring at Earth, you see some strange things. The NOAA GOES East satellite (GOES-16) witnessed a frightening display of stratiform, or ‘spider’ lightning as it’s known, in October 2017 over the central plains in the U.S. The GOES-R series of satellites (which…

Police Body-Camera Videos Show Views of Vegas Shooter’s Room

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 2 hours ago
Hours of footage from two officers' body-worn cameras show police walking into a casino that was still packed after gunfire started raining down on an outdoor concert.

Is This a Real Video of an Arrow That Always Points to the Right?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 2 hours ago
No computer-aided manipulation was used to create this video of an arrow that always points right, even when you spin it 180 degrees.

This Is Pure Genius

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
This is pure genius pic.twitter.com/guCe8CxwBy — CasualtiesOfTheDay (@Ayei_Eloheichem) May 2, 2018 *WNU Editor: *LOL!!!!I did not expect that at all.

How 1 War Made America a Global Superpower (Not World War II)

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * The Spanish-American War made the United States a global power. *The Spanish-American War made the United States a global power. The defeat of a continental European power, Spain, was a major military accomplishment. The handing over of Guam and Philippines would have greater repercussions down the road, as placed the United States on a collision course with another rising, expansionist country: Japan. Like many conventional state-on-state conflicts, the Spanish-American War upset the old order and set the stage for a new one.* The end of the Second ... more »

The Shocking Reason America Really Lost the War in Vietnam: Japan

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, * Yes, you read that correctly. *Yet the question remains: what would have happened if Japan had never occupied French Indochina in 1940? The best answer is that Japan only accelerated a process that was probably inevitable. By 1939, European colonialism was already fraying, as independence movements like the Viet Minh and Gandhi in India sprang up. The two bigger questions are: What if France hadn’t been conquered and devastated by the Nazis, which weakened French prestige and military might? And what if China hadn’t gone Communist, and not become a s... more »

North Korean Leader Kim Jong-Un Caught Shoving Photographer Out Of His Wife's Way During The Korean Summit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Astonishing moment Kim Jong-un is caught on camera PUSHING a photographer out of his wife’s way during historic Korean summit* * Clip shows Kim Jong-un using the back of his hand to push away photographer * Dictator showed the cameraman in the back to move him out of his wife's path * Came as Ri Sol Ju was approaching to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-In This is the astonishing moment Kim Jong-un was caught on camera pushing a photographer out of his wife's way during last week's historic Korean summit. The dictator shoved the cameraman in the back to move h... more »

Protest Song Of The Week: ‘End Of My Bloodline (Remix)’

Liz Pelly at Shadowproof - 4 hours ago
“It’s the end of my bloodline. It’s mine, and you’re greedy. It’s mine.” “End of My Bloodline” by Screaming Females revolves around this central refrain, a meditation on bodies, agency and reproductive justice. The track comes from the prolific Jersey punk rock trio’s most recent album, “All At Once,” released The post Protest Song Of The Week: ‘End Of My Bloodline (Remix)’ appeared first on Shadowproof.

Syrian, Palestinian forces liberate new areas in ISIL’s southern Damascus bastion

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their Palestinian allies continued their offensive operations inside southern Damascus on Wednesday, seizing several new areas that were previously under Islamic State (ISIS) control. According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian and Palestinian forces managed to liberate a dozen buildings inside of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian Air Force strikes Islamist weapons depot in northern Hama

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:15 A.M.) – The Russian Aerospace Forces carried out several airstrikes over the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate last night, targeting a number of areas controlled by the Islamist rebels near the Idlib provincial border. According to a Syrian military report, the Russian Aerospace Forces primarily concentrated their airstrikes on the towns […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Houthi forces destroy US-made tank operated by Saudi Army (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 A.M.) – The Houthi forces continued their attacks against the Saudi Coalition this week, targeting another tank used by the latter in the Gulf kingdom’s Jizan Region. According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their fighters destroyed a US-manufactured M-1 Abrams tank near the Al-Amod military base in southern […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syria’s Hama and Aleppo bombed by Israel with US-made missiles – reports

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
According to reports by the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, 26 servicemen were killed in an airstrike on ammo depots in northern Syria on April 30. No country has claimed responsibility for the strike. The Syrian Homs-based online media outlet Zaman al-Wasl has reported, citing unnamed military source, that US-made missiles were used by […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian military seizes Israeli-made weapons destined for northern Homs (photos)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) seized a large quantity of weapons from the jihadist rebels, Wednesday, after the latter’s transport was caught traveling to the northern countryside of Homs. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the Syrian military seized several mortar shells, ATGMs, assault rifles, and ammunition from […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Poll: Almost 70% of Israelis oppose easing illegal Gaza siege

Robert Inlakesh at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 4 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (11:41 P.M)- According to a new poll conducted by Israeli media, 67% of Israeli Jews oppose easing the illegal siege they enforce upon the people of the Gaza Strip. Israel’s Channel 7 (Hebrew) earlier today published the results of a poll on Israeli Jewish public opinion. The poll conducted was essentially asking Israeli […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

The Daily "Near You?"

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

The Poet: Joy Harjo, "Eagle Poem"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours 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 »


noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Your honor, years ago I recognized my kinship with all living beings, and I made up my mind that I was not one bit better than the meanest on earth,” Debs said. “I said it then, as I say it now, that while there is a lower class, I am in it, and while there is a criminal element I am of it, and while there is a soul in prison, I am not free.” From the speech Eugene V. Debs made to a federal court in Cleveland before he went to prison for opposing the draft in World War I.

Reports: North Korea To Release Three U.S. Citizens At The Trump-Kim Summit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
Reuters *Business Insider:* *North Korea reportedly hands Trump another big win by releasing US prisoners* * North Korea has released three US citizens detained there, the Financial Times reported Wednesday, citing a South Korean activist. * The three Americans — Kim Dong-chul, Kim Sang-duk, and Kim Hak-song — were released from a labor camp and given health treatment and ideological education in Pyongyang, the report said. * President Donald Trump's hawkish national security adviser, John Bolton, has called for the Americans' release as a way for North Korea to demonstrate its sin... more »

Assad Supporters Plan to Put the ‘Media on Trial’ for Doing Journalism in Syria

Bethania Palma at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
A panel of conspiracy theorists plan to gather to discuss whether war reporters should be considered terrorists.

Did a Study Show That Aluminum from Vaccines Killed Alfie Evans?

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
A notorious fake news web site cynically exploited the death of an English toddler with a false clickbait headline calculated for maximum outrage.

X22 Report, “Central Banks Make Their Move On Cryptocurrency With ‘Fed Electronic Money’"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
X22 Report, “Central Banks Make Their Move On Cryptocurrency With ‘Fed Electronic Money’" - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBPIwoZzDv0 *Related followup report:* X22 Report, “The Plan Is On Schedule, Countries Move To Review The Deal” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qyaszNc64UI

Bernie Endorses Progressive Champions In Pennsylvania

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
Bernie's point this week, when he asked his supporters to back 3 candidates in Pennsylvania, was that "if we are going to defeat right-wing Republicans in 2018 and 2020, we need to win in states that Trump won, like Pennsylvania. And, in my view, the only way we win in those states is by supporting progressive candidates who have the guts to defend working-class families-- white, black, Latino, Asian American, Native American-- and take on the power and greed of the billionaire class." I wonder what went on in his mind when he picked his 3 candidates. Was it more than just paying ... more »

The Navy's New Aircraft Carrier (All 100,000 Tons) Is 75 Percent Structurally Complete

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * And it can't come soon enough. Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipbuilding is making progress on the construction of what will eventually become USS *John F. Kennedy* (CVN-79), America’s second Ford-class aircraft carrier. The massive 100,000-ton ship is now 75 percent structurally complete following the recent installation of the forward area of the vessel’s main deck. *Kennedy* is scheduled to be christened in the fourth quarter of 2019 and delivered to the U.S. Navy in 2022 according to Huntington Ingalls. “We are very proud of the progress we a... more »

Misplaced Fears Over Nord Stream 2

Klaus Schäfer, Mario Mehren, Rainer Seele at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Klaus Schäfer, Mario Mehren, Rainer Seele* *Security, Europe* [image: A worker is seen through a pipe at French pipe coating company EUPEC in Sassnitz May 6, 2011. EUPEC is working to complete around 200,000 pipes for Nord Stream, which is building two 1,220km-long roughly parallel gas pipelines across the Baltic Sea from Russia to Germany with an overall annual capacity of 55 billion cubic metres (bcm). REUTERS/Tobias Schwarz] Nord Stream 2 provides another reliable route for transporting gas to Europe, nothing more, nothing less. The proposed Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline... more »

China, Taiwan, and the Art of Stealing Allies

J. Michael Cole at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*J. Michael Cole* *Security, Asia* [image: A Taiwanese flag is seen behind standard Type II missiles on Kee Lung (DDG-1801) destroyer during a drill near Yilan naval base, Taiwan April 13, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu] The effect of Beijing stealing Taiwan’s official diplomatic partners is limited and symbolic at best. The Taiwanese government on the morning of May 1 announced that it was severing official diplomatic ties with the Dominican Republic after it confirmed reports Dominican officials were in Beijing to establish diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China (PR... more »

How America Paved the Way for Iran's Success in the Middle East

Aliakbar Kiani at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Aliakbar Kiani* *Security, Middle East* [image: An Iranian military fighter plane flies past an oil tanker during naval manoeuvres in the Gulf and Sea of Oman April 5, 2006. REUTERS/Fars News/File Photo] Washington now knows that its money and blood have served Tehran in many ways. The Trump administration claims that all of its efforts for liberal improvement of Middle East have been ruined by Iran. U.S. President Donald Trump *has said* that America has paid with money and blood only to be rewarded with abuse from the Ayatollahs. How correct is this notion? The Middle East in... more »

Pakistan Embraces Multipolarity—and That Might Be Good for America

Arif Rafiq at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Arif Rafiq* *Security, Middle East* [image: A Pakistan fan waves their flag. Reuters / Lee Smith] Pakistan’s move toward diversification in a post–American world order is reflected in its military hardware acquisitions and in its diplomatic ties. Over the past two years, Indian and pro-Indian commentators have argued that Pakistan is “diplomatically isolated.” This claim has less to do with reality and more to do with the fact that isolating Pakistan is an Indian foreign-policy goal. In September 2016, Indian prime minister Narendra Modi, referring to Pakistan, *declared*: “We ... more »

America Needs a New Iran Deal

James S. Robbins at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*James S. Robbins* *Security, Middle East* [image: Iran's national flags are seen on a square in Tehran February 10, 2012, a day before the anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl/File Photo] There is no reason for the United States not to push for a better deal—mainly one that addresses legitimate concerns without blowing up the agreement itself. On Monday, Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu *dramatically unveiled records* detailing “Project Amad,” Iran’s “comprehensive program to design, build, and test nuclear weapons.” The information was taken... more »

Yale Rescinds Honorary Degree It Awarded Bill Cosby

cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Yale is rescinding the honorary degree it awarded Bill Cosby, joining numerous other universities in revoking honors following the comedian’s sexual assault conviction. Yale announced Tuesday that the university’s board of trustees had voted to rescind the honorary degree it awarded Cosby in 2003. The school says it’s committed to both […]

University of Tennessee Chancellor Being Forced Out of Post

cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Tennessee chancellor Beverly Davenport is being forced out of her post, less than 1-½ years after she took over. UT President Joe DiPietro announced Wednesday that Davenport’s term will end July 1. His letter to her cited “numerous areas of unsatisfactory performance.” DiPietro says Davenport is being placed on administrative leave with […]

Michelle Obama, De Niro, Zendaya Fete College-Bound Kids

cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
PHILADELPHIA — Michelle Obama told college-bound Philadelphia high school seniors Wednesday about when she applied to universities. Her counselor advised her not to set her sights too high and warned that some of the schools on her list were out of her reach, the former first lady said. “There are always haters out there telling […]

False Equivalences Used to Deny Paying College Athletes

cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
I say without equivocation: Enough with the false equivalences. Pay college athletes what they are worth based on the revenues they help generate. In theory, that is how the rest of the world operates, including the sports world.

Researchers Probe Criminal Gang Life in Rural Mississippi

cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
Gang activity is a reality in rural America and not just large cities, according to two research scholars who are probing the lifestyles and motivations of young people in Clarksdale, Mississippi whose alleged crimes are linked to gang affiliations.

Researchers Find Disparities in Off-Campus College Recruiting

cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
UCLA and University of Arizona researchers released data this week that examined how colleges and universities often steer clear of poor communities and communities of color in off-campus recruiting.

6 Signs You Have Heart Disease

thedrswolfson at The Drs. Wolfson - 5 hours ago
(How to know if you really have it) Heart disease means different things to different people. But no matter how you define it, heart disease is not something you want. This term generally means there is sufficient damage to your heart or blood vessels. Types of heart disease include but are not limited to arrhythmia, […] The post 6 Signs You Have Heart Disease appeared first on The Drs. Wolfson.

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 2, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a news conference at the Ministry of Defence in Tel Aviv. REUTERS/Amir Cohen *Joshua Pollack Editor, Defense One/Nonproliferation Review:* *Netanyahu and Iran’s Atomic Archive: What’s New and What’s Not* Among the new bits: Tehran's nuclear planners envisioned an arsenal so small as to make Kim Jong Un giggle. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is nothing if not a showman. No world leader makes more effective use of props and visual aids, from the literal red line he drew on a cartoon bomb diagram at the United Nations... more »

We need a peace treaty on Korean peninsula

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 5 hours ago
If there was a military option to eliminate North Korean nuclear weapons, the US would have done so by now, Hyun Lee of the Korean Policy Institute and Zoom in Korea tells RT’S America Ed Schultz. Hyun is an excellent speaker. Instead, President Donald Trump is getting ready to discuss denuclearization with DPRK leader Kim Jong-un.

Colleges: Anti-Diversity and Pro-Exclusion

Walter E. Williams at rss - 5 hours ago
[image: colleges-anti-diversity-and-pro-exclusion] The leftist bias at most of the nation's colleges is in stark contrast to the political leanings of our nation.

Grill Review – Kingsford 20″ Portable Charcoal

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 6 hours ago
I review a 20 inch / 51 cm Kingsford Portable Charcoal Grill that costs about $40 to $50. Continue reading →

Project Veritas: NJ Teachers Union President Will "Bend the Truth," Cover Up Child Abuse in Schools

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 6 hours ago
*am I shocked?* The only thing that shocks me is the fact that this blabbermouth POS low-life wannabe mafia mook, David Perry, has a Ph.D. *(New York)* A Project Veritas undercover investigation, recorded on March 27th 2018, has shown Hamilton Township Education Association President, David Perry, detail the steps the teacher’s union would take to protect a teacher who physically abused and threatened middle school students from losing their job. Dr. Perry says he would misrepresent the events of altercations between teachers and students by back-dating reports and instructed the ... more »

Taming Putin’s Russia

C. B. Thorington at A Divided World - 6 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin talking to Russian oligarch Mikhail Khodorkovsky in May 2001. In the center between them is another Russian oligarch, Mikhail Fridman. Wikimedia Commons / Kremlin.ru Russia represents a real and present danger to the Western world. However, the autocrats ruling the Russian Federation also possess weaknesses that can easily be exploited. If Putin’s […] The post Taming Putin’s Russia appeared first on A Divided World.

“Your delicious wife,” Macron tells Aussie PM (VIDEO)

The Duran at The Duran - 6 hours ago
The French President made the remarks in a joint press conference held by the two leaders during a visit to Australia to discuss security and trade. More The post “Your delicious wife,” Macron tells Aussie PM (VIDEO) appeared first on The Duran.

Labor, Progressive Organizations In Seattle Ramp Up Pressure On Amazon To Fund Affordable Housing

Michael Sainato at Shadowproof - 6 hours ago
The profits from Seattle reaped by Amazon have prompted progressive organizations to call on Amazon to fund solutions to offset the rising cost of living. The post Labor, Progressive Organizations In Seattle Ramp Up Pressure On Amazon To Fund Affordable Housing appeared first on Shadowproof.

First Death Reported in Romaine Lettuce E. coli Outbreak

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
The death was reported in California, but state and federal health officials did not provide any other details.

Black Men Arrested at Starbucks Settle with the Company

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
Two black men arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything have settled with the world's biggest coffee-shop chain for an undisclosed sum.

Great Minds Speak of Ideas

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 6 hours ago
Watch this video and remind yourself that we have entrusted these developmentally arrested adolescents with executing, defending and administering a critical part of our First Amendment and foundation of our Constitutional Republic. The qualification of becoming a journalist must be just about as low as those needed to become a climate scientist. This is truly remarkable..ly bad. These … Continue reading "Great Minds Speak of Ideas"

Never in the History of Science Have so Many Been So Consistently Wrong

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 6 hours ago
Ignoring the totally disturbing book cover representing a child as a bomb, never have so many been so wrong so consistently as the Malthusian Environmentalists. 100% of all their countless doomsday tipping point proclamations have been proven wrong, 100%. Since the Population Bomb was published, quality of life and resources have INCREASED, not decreased. Catastrophic … Continue reading "Never in the History of Science Have so Many Been So Consistently Wrong"

World News Briefs -- May 2, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*BBC: **Armenia crisis: Opposition leader suspends nationwide protests* Armenian opposition leader Nikol Pashinyan has suspended nationwide protests after the governing Republican Party indicated it would support his bid to be interim prime minister. The demonstrations brought much of Armenia to a standstill on Wednesday. Mr Pashinyan told supporters that the party's position needed clarifying but protests would be suspended for a day. Republicans blocked Mr Pashinyan's bid to become prime minister in a parliamentary vote on Tuesday. *Read more *.... *MIDDLE EAST* Trump has al... more »

Did Israel Spoof US Warplanes to Strike Syria or Was It Stealthy F-35

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
*Now we're all supposed to believe Israel is waiting for a response from Iran. * *Which is absurd and explains the spin around this incident. * *Bottom line, this was yet another Israeli attack on Syria.* *Task & Purpose* As the U.S. gets more deeply embroiled in the Syrian Civil War and* considers pulling out of its nuclear agreement with Iran,* the Middle East is being roiled by news that the *Israeli air force bombed Iranian-connected military sites in Syria…* possibly by *masking Israeli aircraft to identify as U.S. warplanes in contested airspace*. All this is happening as Isra... more »

GISS Global Land-Ocean Temperature Index Vs GHCN

Hifast at Climate Collections - 7 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Guest analysis by Mark Fife This is the state of the world’s surface temperatures according to NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies from 1880 through 2017. It is indeed a very bleak picture. As I see it, this is showing an exponential rise in temperatures starting at the…

Is climate alarmist consensus about to shatter?

Hifast at Climate Collections - 7 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Foreword by Paul Driessen A new study by climatologists Nicholas Lewis and Judith Curry concludes that Earth’s “equilibrium climate sensitivity” (ECS) to more atmospheric carbon dioxide is as much as 50% lower than climate alarmists have been claiming. That their paper was published in the Journal of Climate …

Occult Nature of Terror in Canada & UK: Parts 1 & 2

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 7 hours ago
*This 2 part series is the work of YaYaC- Both parts are absolutely worth reading. In my opinion, of course. Hopefully you too will enjoy them.* *Hattipin YaYaC (always linked in the sidebar here):* Occult Nature of "Terror" in Canada and UK*Are "terror" events in North America and the UK orchestrated by Cabalistic entities?* Occult Nature of "Terror" in Canada and UK - Part 2 In part 1 you can find a book *Cheiro's Book of Numbers* for download that YaYaC so nicely found for us all to enjoy. I've been browsing through my copy with tea when I have a break :) YaYaC *"In his day,... more »

Bite the Bullet or Bite the Dust?

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 7 hours ago
Imagine, if you will, the issuing of a document from the cranky wing of your own party that threatens to collapse your government. Then pretend spinning it as a contribution to the "policy-making process" because you are desperate, *desperate* to hang on. Well, you don't have to poke around that particular thought experiment because this is the state of Theresa May's premiership. Liberal Ambz may have resigned on Sunday, but the government was rudderless long before it. May's project, if it can even be called that, is to just about get her government through each day as it comes. S... more »

BREAKING: Some Body Camera Footage of Las Vegas Shooting Finally Released

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 7 hours ago
[image: vegas] After seven months and a supreme court battle, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police have finally began releasing video from the officer's body cameras who breached the room of Stephen Paddock. The post BREAKING: Some Body Camera Footage of Las Vegas Shooting Finally Released appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Famous People Concerned About Cell Phone and WiFi Radiation Exposure Include Bill Maher, Dr. Oz, Dr. Jill Stein, Gwyneth Paltrow, Suzanne Somers, Kourtney Kardashian, Lady Gaga, and More

Activist Post at Activist Post - 7 hours ago
By B.N. Frank Have you ever asked yourself “If cell phone and wireless WiFi radiation exposure is no big deal, why do manuals for cell... more »

Can the Presidency Trump a Special Counsel Subpoena?

SVladeck at Lawfare - 7 hours ago
Credit: Wikimedia The possibility that Special Counsel Robert Mueller might issue a subpoena to President Trump to compel him to testify before a federal grand jury has, understandably, provoked questions: Can the President be forced to testify if he refuses to give Mueller an interview voluntarily? What has the Supreme Court said on the subject? And if the staring match between Team Trump and Team Mueller becomes litigation, who is likely to win? The bottom line, in our view, is that Mueller would probably prevail if and when a battle over a grand-jury subpoena makes its way into... more »

What's Playing on the Intertubz?

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 7 hours ago
My heroes are now on the final leg of their journey to catching the Gamesman in my new thriller, A GAME OF HANGMAN, So this digest is all I have time for right now, peeps. ------------------------------ Just a coincidence, I'm sure, but the late Cambridge Analytica's primary funder, Rebekah Mercer (Robert Mercer's daughter) joined a shadowy new firm called Emerdata last month. When she filed British government paperwork, she used Cambridge Analytica's New York address. Oops... Meanwhile, Fuckerberg's promising a probe of Cambridge Analytica's illegal activities ... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 2, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Washington Post:* *Even as fear of Russia is rising, its military spending is actually decreasing* In terms of its military presence, Russia has rivaled the United States in recent years, launching major operations in Ukraine and Syria and having rising ambitions in the Arctic. But its spending power may not match its global ambitions for much longer, numbers by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) revealed Wednesday. While global military spending grew last year, Russia’s fell from $69.2 billion in 2016 to $66.3 billion. It was the first time Russian mil... more »

Rising levels of ‘frustration’ at UN climate stalemate

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 7 hours ago
From the BBC: Rising levels of ‘frustration’ at UN climate stalemate By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent Image copyright Getty ImagesImage caption Poorer nations are concerned that action on climate change is not fast enough to limit the impacts Old divisions between rich and poor over money and ambition are again threatening to limit progress […]

Activist Holds Up Sign Saying Police Hate Free Speech, So they Arrest Him to Prove Him Right

Activist Post at Activist Post - 7 hours ago
By Matt Agorist Stamford, CT — Free speech and liberty activist, Michael Picard had harmed no one, had not committed a crime, and was merely... more »

Gold Eagle Sales Still Faltering While Mining Output Collapses – Perfect Storm

Activist Post at Activist Post - 7 hours ago
By Rory Hall It appears we are seeing another sign of the frequency shift. Over the past few weeks we have been speaking more about... more »

The Urgency of Supporting the University of Puerto Rico

Andrew Martinez at Diverse - 7 hours ago
The economic crisis in Puerto Rico is a humanitarian issue. Puerto Ricans on the island are American citizens. Yet, the struggles of the island and its education system are barely covered in the media.

U.S. Economy Adds Another 204,000 Jobs in April

Bob Adelmann at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: u-s-economy-adds-another-204-000-jobs-in-april] The U.S. economy continues to outperform experts' predictions, with another month of exceptional job growth.

Political Retribution? Watchdog Group May Investigate Legal Team That Represented Alfie Evan's Parents

Raven Clabough at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: political-retribution-watchdog-group-may-investigate-legal-team-that-represented-alfie-evan-s-parents] The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA), a legal watchdog that regulates lawyers and firms in England and Wales, has announced that it may pursue an investigation against the Christian Legal Centre’s role in the controversial legal battle over life support that ended with the death of 23-month-old Alfie Evans in England, five days after the baby was removed from his ventilator. Critics who claim that Alfie Evans should not have been taken off life support point to the inv... more »

The Vice President and the Rule of Law

Richard Primus at Balkinization - 8 hours ago
There are at least two ways to understand Vice President Pence’s statement that Joe Arpaio is a champion of the rule of law. One is obvious and the other is subtle. It’s not entirely clear which reading better captures Pence's intentions. They’re both bad, but the subtle one is considerably worse. To lay a piece of groundwork: Joe Arpaio is not, in fact, a champion of the rule of law. He is a persistent lawbreaker who systematically violated the Constitution and was held in criminal contempt for court for refusing to mend his ways. So on the obvious reading of Pence’s stateme...more »

México: Reformas y tratados, golpe a trabajadores

bilaterals.org - 8 hours ago
02-May-2018 La Red Todos los Derechos para Todos (TDT), que aglutina a más de 80 organizaciones de derechos humanos, consideró que las reformas laborales y los tratados comerciales han conducido a la "precarización de las condiciones laborales" en los últimos 20 años.

Tailandia desea integrarse al CPTPP lo más pronto posible

bilaterals.org - 8 hours ago
02-May-2018 Tailandia aspira a participar en el Acuerdo Integral y Progresivo de Asociación Transpacífico (CPTPP) lo más pronto posible, afirmó el ministro japonés de Revitalización Económica, Toshimitsu Motegi, tras un encuentro con el viceprimer ministro tailandés, Somkid Jatusripitak.

La Casa Blanca confía en lograr un nuevo TLC con México y Canadá en 30 días

bilaterals.org - 8 hours ago
02-May-2018 La Casa Blanca externó su confianza en lograr un convenio favorable con México y Canadá sobre el acuerdo comercial de América del Norte en un mes, ante el buen progreso que mantienen las negociaciones.

México consolida su relación comercial con UE al tiempo que espera definiciones sobre el NAFTA

bilaterals.org - 8 hours ago
02-May-2018 El 21 de abril pasado, México y la Unión Europea (UE) convinieron reforzar el Acuerdo de Asociación Económica, Concertación Política y Cooperación (TLCUEM) que firmaron en el año 2000.

Frente Amplio uruguayo decidirá esta semana TLC con Chile

bilaterals.org - 8 hours ago
02-May-2018 Sigue generando controversia en el oficialismo uruguayo el tratado de libre comercio con nuestro país, el primero de este tipo que firmaría el país oriental.

Are People Dying From Exposure to Sarah Jessica Parker’s Perfume?

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
A variant on a long-running online hoax accused the actress's "Lovely" fragrance line of being used by terrorists.

White House Hires Lawyer Who Represented Clinton in Impeachment

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
The White House announced the hiring not long after announcing the retirement of lawyer Ty Cobb, who has been the administration's point person dealing with special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation.

Is This Sign at the United States-Mexico Border Real?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
An image purportedly showing a U.S. border sign saying "lots of free stuff ahead" is — you guessed it — nothing more than a poorly-done digital edit.

Is This the First Caravan Member to Be Granted Asylum in the United States?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
A cynical attempt to smear asylum seekers in the 2018 “caravan” of immigrants is actually a 2009 photo from a pornographic website.

One Fabulous Protest Awaits Trump's Arrival In The U.K.

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 8 hours ago
Having grown up in Europe I can tell you the only thing more annoying than your average British girl, are British Drag Queens. When Donald Trump visits the UK later this summer he will be met in London by throngs of ugly men in dresses & make-up preening and sashaying around in protest of his mythical anti-gay policies. What these drag queens hope to achieve is anyone’s guess. They may be still a tad mad about the Revolutionary War thing, or maybe that War of 1812 epic beatdown they got at the Battle of New Orleans. But I suspect their anger is really sequin related. In *a Facebo... more »

Israel's Defense Sales Are Booming

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Jerusalem Post:* *Israel's defense sales grew 40 percent over past year* The majority of the new contracts that have been signed in the Asia-Pacific region were due to an increased focus on terror. Israel's military exports rose by 40 percent in 2017, bringing in $9.2 billion in contracts, marking the third consecutive year of increased defense exports, Sibat, the military exports unit of the Defense Ministry, said Wednesday. "This is a significant achievement for the Israeli defense export, which attests, above all, to the esteem and prestige accorded to the Israeli defense ind... more »

Comey v. Comey: How New Disclosures Could Put Just One Week Between Comey and Perjury

Jonathan Turley at Peace and Prosperity - 8 hours ago
[image: undefined] Former FBI Director James Comey continues to market his book – and himself – as a lesson in “ethical leadership.” However, the historical record is proving increasingly at odds with Comey’s account and image. After months of spins and swerves by defenders, a consensus is emerging that Comey is indeed a leaker. The most damaging evidence, however, comes not from Comey’s critics but Comey himself. Indeed, Comey v. Comey could be the most telling conflict in this still unfolding scandal. However, at issue, is not simply whether Comey will be viewed as a leaker or a... more »

Unmasking the 'White Helmets'

Harper at Peace and Prosperity - 8 hours ago
[image: undefined] British government official agencies are the patrons, managers and funders of the White Helmets, who have been the go-to source for the mainstream Western media reporting on the ongoing Syrian war. For good measure, the U.S. State Department's Agency for International Development (USAID) has kicked in $23 million to finance Mayday Rescue, the cutout between the White Helmets and the British Ministry of Defense, the Home Office, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and 10 Downing Street. This is all a matter of public record, yet no Western major media outlet has bo... more »

Will Bolton Kill Korea Peace Deal?

Daniel McAdams at Peace and Prosperity - 8 hours ago
President Trump's National Security Advisor, John Bolton, has long viewed peace and diplomacy as an abhorrent sign of weakness. We know from colleagues in the Bush Administration that he berated and pushed to dismiss any intelligence analyst whose conclusions did not match Bolton's pre-determined demands. He has a history of working behind the back of his bosses to promote his own agenda. Is he currently working to undermine President Trump's peace initiative with North Korea? We examine the evidence in today's Liberty Report:

The Bornstein Raid: Finasteride, "A Good Reason Why Trump Is Crazy"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
Mark Foley's husband, Layne Nisenbaum, was one of the most celebrated celebrity cosmetic surgeons in Florida and for many years one of his clients was-- yes, you guessed it-- Señor Trumpanzee. His practice was built on making elderly Palm Beach socialites look middle-aged. After he died in 2012, Foley sold the business to some shysters and an old friend of mine came in to clean up the mess. That's how we found out that Trump snorts chopped up Adderall and not cocaine like many people assumed while watching him sniffling incessantly during the debates. It was in Nisenbaum's office ... more »

Syrian hero who defied French occupation passes away at 104

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 P.M.) – The Syrian hero, Fadlullah Muqallad, 104, passed away in the Sweida Governorate on Wednesday, locals in the provincial capital reported this afternoon. Muqallad was known all over the country for his gallantry against the French forces that occupied Syria from 1918-1947. Muqallad’s most famous feet took place on May 29th, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Israeli DM warns Iran against ‘hurting’ Israel, vows ‘appropriate’ response

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
In the wake of the revelation by Israel of thousands of secret documents on the Iran nuclear program, suggesting that Tehran has been developing nuclear weapons contrary to the provisions of the 2015 deal it signed, tensions in the region have been heightened. Israel’s Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned Iran on Wednesday of an “appropriate” […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army breaks into ISIL’s southern Damascus bastion: map

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their Palestinian allies have scored several advances in the past days, liberating a number of areas that were previously under the control of the Islamic State (ISIS). Led by the 9th Division’s shock troops (Al-Fandi Group) and 105th Brigade (Republican Guard), the Syrian Arab […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Volunteers install tubes to feed stray cats in Damascus

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:40 p.m.) – Syrian volunteers set up tubes across Damascus to feed stray cats, as footage filmed on Sunday reveals. The feeding tubes are filled with cat food and are attached to the bottoms of trees so that any stray cat can easily eat from there. According to the initiative organiser Maher Dakhakhni, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Kurdish forces, Iraqi Army to coordinate for major assault against ISIS

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:30 P.M.) – A US-backed Syrian group said they are launching a major offensive against the Islamic State in coordination with the Iraqi Army and with support of the US-coalition air power. The Syrian Democratic Forces; a predominantly-Kurdish group backed and armed by the United States, decided to resume its military operation against […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian government officially takes over parts of Yarmouk Camp following militant evacuation [+Photos]

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 9 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:15 P.M.) – The Syrian government officially established control over the northern part of Yarmouk Refugee Camp in southern Damascus after jihadi militants had left to the country’s north. Troops from the Syrian Army have been deployed to Palestine Street located just on the frontline with the ISIS-held parts of the Camp and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Five Fast Facts You Need to Know On the Anniversary of Osama Bin Laden’s Death

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 9 hours ago
[image: Osama] An award-winning journalist has presented strong evidence that the Obama administration lied repeatedly and extensively about the events that led to Osama bin Laden’s assassination. The post Five Fast Facts You Need to Know On the Anniversary of Osama Bin Laden’s Death appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

QotD: On the Fallacy of Good Intentions

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 9 hours ago
*“One of the great mistakes is to judge policies and programmes by their intentions rather than their results.”* ~ Milton Friedman, from 'Milton Friedman and the Fallacy of Good Intentions' *If there is any lesson in the history of ideas, it is that good intentions tell you nothing about the actual consequences. But intellectuals who generate ideas don’t have to pay the consequences."* ~ Thomas Sowell, from his article 'Good intentions, bad results and intellectuals' . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with link and attribution.

SinoTech: ZTE Fights Export Ban and Xi Outlines Cyber Goals

wzhao at Lawfare - 9 hours ago
A Trump administration trade delegation will arrive in Beijing later this week, kicking off the first official negotiations since the White House proposed retaliatory tariffs against China’s tech trade policies in March. The team, led by Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow, and trade adviser Peter Navarro, will meet with Chinese economic czar Liu He, whose February trip to Washington failed to head off the then-nascent dispute. Informal negotiations between the two sides in late March also proved... more »

After Fighting For Independence For 60 years, Spain's Basque Separatists ETA Has Officially Disbanded All Of Its Structures

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*CNN:* *Basque separatist group ETA announces full dissolution* ETA, the Basque separatist group that killed around 850 people during its half-century campaign for independence from Spain, announced its full dissolution, Spanish media reported. The declaration was made in a letter dated April 16 and sent to a number of political institutions, Spanish news agency EFE reported. The announcement had been expected, and came just over a year after the group handed over its weapons, following a 2011 ceasefire. ETA, which stands for "Euskadi Ta Askatasuna" or "Basque homeland and freedo... more »

BREAKING: Do insults qualify as "jokes?"

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*WEDNESDAY, MAY 2, 2018Missing tampons, but also filled diapers:* The discussion about Michelle Wolf's performance continues to amaze. We don't know when we've ever seen such full-blown "motivated reasoning." Consider this letter in today's Washington Post: LETTER TO THE WASHINGTON POST (5/2/18): Until those at the annual White House Correspondents’ Association dinner *develop either a sense of humor or an understanding of the role of comedy in a free society, *they should just stop inviting comedians to their event. Watching them sit there stone-faced is almost as tiresome as rea... more »

The German Luftwaffe Has Just Four Combat-Ready Eurofighter Typhoons Out Of A Fleet Of 128

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
An Eurofighter jet taxis at German Air Force base near Cologne, March 21, 2016 / Wolfgang Rattay / Reuters *DW:* *Only 4 of Germany's 128 Eurofighter jets combat ready — report* The report is the latest to cast doubt on Germany's military capabilities and readiness. It raises questions of whether Germany is really meeting its NATO commitments. Only a handful of the German Air Force's Eurofighter jets are combat ready, according to a report in the magazine Der Spiegel published Wednesday. Due to a technical problem with the defense system of the combat aircraft only 10 of the Luf... more »

Armenian Protest Leader Calls For A One Day Pause As He Enters Into Talks With The Ruling Party

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Armenian protest leader pauses strike for talks with ruling party* The leader of a protest movement that has rocked Armenia on Tuesday called a pause in a campaign of civil disobedience while he seeks assurances that the ruling party will back him to be the next prime minister. Nikol Pashinyan announced the one-day timeout in the ex-Soviet country after a day of protests against the ruling elite that blocked roads and railways and brought parts of the country to a standstill. With tens of thousands of Pashinyan’s supporters gathering for a rally in the capital, Yerev... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 10 hours ago
Even before it gets to the main topic, Ross Douthat's latest column goes off the rails: One lesson to be drawn from recent Western history might be this: *Sometimes the extremists and radicals and weirdos see the world more clearly than the respectable and moderate and sane.* All kinds of phenomena, starting as far back as the Iraq War and the crisis of the euro but accelerating in the age of populism, have made more sense in the light of analysis by reactionaries and radicals than as portrayed in the organs of establishment opinion. You didn't have to be one of "the extremists and ... more »

Did Michele Bachmann Say ‘Kanye is Right’ and Slavery was ‘a Choice’?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 10 hours ago
A phony quote from the former U.S. representative circulated after the musician made controversial remarks about slavery.

Myoanatomy of the velvet worm leg revealed by laboratory-based nanofocus X-ray source tomography.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 10 hours ago
Myoanatomy of the velvet worm leg revealed by laboratory-based nanofocus X-ray source tomography | Nature Index https://www.natureindex.com/article/10.1073/pnas.1710742114?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=RH_test&utm_content=VelvetWorm#highlight Advertisements

DNA sequences suggest 250 people made up original Native American founding population

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 10 hours ago
DNA sequences suggest 250 people made up original Native American founding population https://m.phys.org/news/2018-05-dna-sequences-people-native-american.html

Psychiatrist says depression is caused by inflammation of the brain.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 10 hours ago
Psychiatrist says depression is caused by inflammation of the brain | Daily Mail Online http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5675941/Cambridge-psychiatrist-claims-depression-actually-caused-inflammation-brain.html?ito=social-facebook

Prof Stephen Hawking’s multiverse finale

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 10 hours ago
Prof Stephen Hawking’s multiverse finale – http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-43976977

Scientists Explain Why It Is Dangerous To Sleep With Your Pets

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 10 hours ago
Scientists Explain Why It Is Dangerous To Sleep With Your Pets https://www.providr.com/you-should-never-sleep-with-your-pets/?utm_source=NatCures&utm_medium=facebook&utm_campaign=providr

Study Shows We Are Born Creative Geniuses But The ‘Education’ System Dumbs Us Down

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 10 hours ago
Study Shows We Are Born Creative Geniuses But The ‘Education’ System Dumbs Us Down https://anewkindofhuman.com/creative-genius-divergent-thinking-test/

An Air National Guard WC-130 From The 156th Airlift Wing in Puerto Rico With 5 Crew Members Has Crashed Near Savannah, Georgia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
*CNN:** Military plane with 5 crew members crashes near Savannah, Georgia* (CNN)A military plane carrying five crew members crashed Wednesday near Savannah, Georgia, officials said. The US Air Force said that an Air National Guard WC-130 from the 156th Airlift Wing in Puerto Rico crashed in the area. The 165th Airlift Wing of the Georgia Air National Guard is responding to the scene, according to the Air Force. The WC-130 is used for weather reconnaissance, it said. A local firefighters' union reported the crash happened in the Savannah suburb of Port Wentworth. The plane had fiv... more »

BC and Carbon Taxes and Wood Pellets And Green Ain’t Necessarily Renewable

Hifast at Climate Collections - 11 hours ago
Originally posted on sunshine hours: The EPA in the USA has followed the EU in declaring wood pellets burning to be carbon neutral. Even DesmogBlog is throwing a hissy fit. Me … I’m sad and I’m also laughing. For years the greens have deliberately confused people and tried to make it seem like green =…

Polar bear numbers, margins of error, & consequences for conservation status

Hifast at Climate Collections - 11 hours ago
Originally posted on polarbearscience: Large margins of error in polar bear population estimates means the conservation status threshold of a 30% decline (real or predicted) used by the US Endangered Species Act and the IUCN Red List is probably not valid for this species. Several recent subpopulation estimates have shown an increase between one estimate…

Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 121 – 2018

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

Two More New Papers Document No Warming Trend In Antarctica

Hifast at Climate Collections - 11 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? Repost from NoTricksZone: ? ? ? For several decades now, Antarctica has not been cooperating with the “global” warming narrative, as the continent as a whole has not been warming. Several scientific papers have been published recently that document the lack…

Fifty Per Cent Of Americans Want The Government To Guarantee A Job For All

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Job seekers listen to a presentation at the Colorado Hospital Association health care career fair in Denver April 9, 2013. Rick Wilking/Reuters *MSNBC: **Nearly half of all Americans support job guarantee* Nearly half of all Americans would be in favor of a universal government job creation program, according to a poll commissioned by the Huffington Post. Out of nearly 1,000 polled respondents, 47% would either somewhat support or strongly support “a law guaranteeing a job to every American adult, with the government providing jobs for people who can’t find employment in the private... more »

How Major Astrological Changes Affect Human Consciousness – According To Carl Jung

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 11 hours ago
Despite its many skeptics, astrology has much to offer.

In Retrospect

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 11 hours ago
Here’s one thing I learned from Heart Opening Week.

Meeting the Definition of Terrorism: Big Pharma, Big Oil, and Big Banks

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 11 hours ago
All the criteria for terrorism are met by pharmaceutical and oil and financial companies.

A Look At How The Russia Probe Is Destroying Families

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
Caputo lived in Russia for two decades but insists he knows nothing about any links between Trump's campaign and the Kremlin, saying his lawyer-intensive testimony is a waste of time *Daily Mail: **'God damn you to hell!': Former Trump campaign consultant explodes at Democratic Senate aides after he loses his house to legal fees in 'witch hunt' congressional Russia probe* * Former Trump campaign adviser Michael Caputo says he has spent $125,000 on lawyers to comply with the demands of the Senate Intelligence Committee * He lived in Russia for two decades but insists he knows nothing... more »

When Sneering Pundits Attack

Karen Garcia at Sardonicky - 11 hours ago
Pundit Paul Krugman, who used much of his 2016* New York Times* column space to sneer at Bernie Sanders and even pettily punch down on his supporters, has conveniently pivoted back to concern-trolling progressive mode just in time for the 2018 midterms. He now directs his ire at what he calls "The Big Sneer"- other pundits (whom he doesn't bother naming) who are allegedly complaining that Democrats (also unnamed) running for office don't have enough "new ideas." This is both sexist and silly, according to Krugman. After a whole Democratic primary campaign season spent sneering at s... more »


sue at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
Mahmoud Abbas, Israel’s so-called partner for peace has made a grossly offensive speech at the opening the 23rd session of the Palestinian National Council. It must have been pretty bad because even the BBC has reported it, and so has the Independent, though they don’t seem quite so sure whether to be offended or not. "Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas accused of antisemitism over Holocaust comments" They did report, however, that Emily Thornberry was in attendance, and that she condemned his comments, adding: "I hope President Abbas will immediately apologise for them," Th... more »

Why can't American auto manufacturers make a profit on cars?

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 11 hours ago
I note that Ford has announced it'll stop production of all its cars except the Mustang, concentrating instead on a range of SUV's and pickup trucks. This follows Chrysler's move in the same direction two years ago. The question is, why can foreign manufacturers such as Toyota, Honda, Hyundai, etc. make a profit on their automobiles, while the Big Three can't? I suspect that problem goes all the way back to the 1980's, when foreign imports savaged sales of US autos. I don't know that the quality of US cars (as opposed to trucks and SUV's) ever caught up with the competition afte... more »

WATCH: Cops Arrest Grieving Mother, Keep Her from Seeing Her Dying Son in the Hospital

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: son] When a mother rushed to the hospital after she heard that her son was shot, staff refused to allow her to see him, and then police arrested her for "causing a disturbance." The post WATCH: Cops Arrest Grieving Mother, Keep Her from Seeing Her Dying Son in the Hospital appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

As Iran Drops the Dollar, US Court Orders Them to Pay $6B to Victims of 9/11—Despite No Evidence

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: iran] Just as Iran announces they are dropping the US dollar, a federal court finds them responsible for 9/11 despite having no evidence and none of the hijackers being from Iran. The post As Iran Drops the Dollar, US Court Orders Them to Pay $6B to Victims of 9/11—Despite No Evidence appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Science Fiction Scenarios

David Brin at CONTRARY BRIN - 11 hours ago
Today we'll play catch up with a raft of science fictional items, some of them plausible! And some almost as weirdly implausible as the world we're living in. *== Living with AI ==* How will humanity keep up with AI? Many Big Thinkers foresee AI outstripping organic humans and rendering us obsolete – at-best patronized-beloved old farts and at-worst disposable. There are some potential soft-landings, though: 1 – *Merge with the machines*, the dream of Ray Kurzweil and other cyber transcendentalists. There are many reasons to doubt the possibility, but none are yet decisive. So I ... more »

Meteorologist allegedly assaulted by NWS Director Uccellini

CFACT Ed at CFACT - 11 hours ago
CFACT EXCLUSIVE: Did National Weather Service Director Louis Uccellini push and threaten a 40 year veteran meteorologist? "An incredibly well-oiled propaganda machine." Data manipulation and a culture of fear.

Why Russia Fears the Javelin (America's Super Tank-Killer)

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 11 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, * The Javelin is so effective that who the United States sells or gives Javelins to has become a political issue on more than one occasion. *When Russia provided military support to separatists in Ukraine, columns of Russian tanks were instrumental in turning back Ukrainian Army offensives and seizing government strongpoints, notably the Donetsk International Airport in January 2015. For hawks like Senator John McCain pushing for the United States to provide direct military aid to Ukraine, Javelin missiles were cited as a key weapon system that might... more »

The mystical underpinnings of Facebook’s anti-fake news algorithms

Ethical Technology - 11 hours ago
Imagine you’re Rene Descartes, data scientist at Facebook in charge of saying true things. Problem is, your only input is what people say, and *everybody lies.*

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