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Thomas Paine

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On the need to restrain scientists

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 4 minutes ago
In his 1905 veto of what would have been the first and eugenics-aimed compulsory sterilization law in the U.S., Pennsylvania Gov. Samuel Pennypacker stated: Scientists, like all other men whose experiences have been limited to one pursuit, and whose minds have been developed in a particular direction, sometimes need to be restrained. Men of high … Continue reading "On the need to restrain scientists"

Post #47,000: Simon & Garfunkel, “A Hazy Shade Of Winter”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 minutes ago
Simon & Garfunkel, “A Hazy Shade Of Winter” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnZdlhUDEJo

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Falling Through Time”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 11 minutes ago
2002, “Falling Through Time” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xn5SjXaxc74

‘Animal’ Assad ANSWERS Trump: ‘You can’t move me’ (FULL Interview)

Ricky Twisdale at The Duran - 17 minutes ago
The Syrian president responded to US, Israeli, and western charges against him in a wide-ranging English interview More The post ‘Animal’ Assad ANSWERS Trump: ‘You can’t move me’ (FULL Interview) appeared first on The Duran.

Josh’s ‘stupidest paper ever’ cartoon on a mousepad and polar bear science tote bags

Hifast at Climate Collections - 30 minutes ago
Originally posted on polarbearscience: You can now own a mouse pad featuring Josh’s ‘stupidest paper ever’ cartoon or treat yourself to a versatile tote bag for your summer activities with a positive, non-confrontational message about polar bears. Or give them as gifts. Proceeds from these useful items will help support my work here at Polar…

Israel in Panic Over Losing Their ‘Dear’ ISIS & Al-Nusra Terrorists in Syria – Assad

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 43 minutes ago
Israel in Panic Over Losing Their ‘Dear’ ISIS & Al-Nusra Terrorists in Syria – Assad by https://www.rt.com/ Striking targets in Syria and threatening to assassinate the leader on the pretext of fighting Iranian influence is a sign that Israel is in “panic” after losing its “dear” terrorist assets, President Bashar Assad told RT. – Over the […]

It’s Time to Reform Global Trade Rules, Says France’s Macron

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 43 minutes ago
It’s Time to Reform Global Trade Rules, Says France’s Macron by Reuters, via https://www.nytimes.com/ PARIS — French President Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday said it was time for the world’s biggest economic powers to start talks on reshaping World Trade Organization rules to prevent current tensions spiralling into trade wars. – Macron’s comments before the Paris-based Organization for […]

Trump Reportedly Said He Wants to Stop German Luxury Car Imports in the US

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 43 minutes ago
Trump Reportedly Said He Wants to Stop German Luxury Car Imports in the US by Sam Meredith | @smeredith19, https://www.cnbc.com/ * Trump reportedly told French President Emmanuel Macron last month that he would maintain his trade policy with the aim of stopping Mercedes-Benz models from driving down Fifth Avenue in New York. * Europe’s autos sector was trading […]

X22 Report, “The Global Economic System Is Being Setup To Crash”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 45 minutes ago
X22 Report, “The Global Economic System Is Being Setup To Crash” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ah95QglHls Related followup report: X22 Report, “The Pieces Are Falling Into Place, Follow The White Rabbit” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GwwIC6xgT_I - https://x22report.com/

Russia Would Destroy the A-10 Warthog in a War. The F-35B Could Take Its Place.

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 47 minutes ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * Would this work? The United States Air Force recently issued a request for proposals (RFP) for a program called the A-10 Thunderbolt Advanced-Wing Continuation Kit—or ATTACK—to fit new wings onto the venerable close air support jet. Once the Air Force selects a vendor, there would be a contracting period followed by five years of firm orders plus options for two more years of production. The Air Force intends to order the kit as an indefinite quantity contract—which the service defines as having contract minimum of the first article plus three Low R... more »

Russia Wants to Arm Its New Husky-Class Submarines with Hypersonic Missiles

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 47 minutes ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, * Putin has big plans for his navy. Russia plans to arm its most advanced nuclear submarines with hypersonic missiles by 2027. The *Husky*-class attack submarines will be equipped with Zircon hypersonic missiles, according to Russian news organization TASS, which attributed the information to a source in Russia’s defense industry. “Zircon hypersonic anti-ship missiles will become the main armament of the newest multipurpose submarine,” the source told TASS. If true, this would be a marriage of two of the most formidable weapons in Moscow’s arsenal. Th... more »

The Iran Deal Was Bad, but Leaving It Was Worse

Ariel E. Levite at The National Interest - 47 minutes ago
*Ariel E. Levite* *Security, Middle East* [image: Soldiers from Iran's army fire an anti-aircraft gun during the Defenders of Velayat (Pontificate) Sky Manoeuvre 2 near Arak, 290 km (180 miles) southwest of Tehran in this November 23, 2009 picture. REUTERS/FARS NEWS/Ali Shayegan (IRAN MILITARY POLITICS) QUALITY FROM SOURCE] By leaving the deal, Iran may now want the bomb more than ever due to a deepening the sense of existential threat from the U.S. bent on fomenting regime change in Teheran. We ought to shed only few tears over the demise of the Iran nuclear deal (also called t... more »

Trump's Decision to Kill the Iran Deal Will Make Things Worse

Ryan Costello at The National Interest - 47 minutes ago
*Ryan Costello* *Security, Middle East* [image: U.S. President Donald Trump arrives to announce his intention to withdraw from the JCPOA Iran nuclear agreement during a statement in the Diplomatic Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., May 8, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst] With Iranian hardliners vindicated by Trump’s decision, it is likely that any recent caution will soon evaporate. In announcing his intent to kill the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) President Trump argued that Iran's "bloody ambitions have grown only more brazen" under the Iran deal. Trump cite... more »

How Do You Define Terrorism?

Antonia Ward at The National Interest - 47 minutes ago
*Antonia Ward* *Security, Middle East* [image: Investigative personnel work at the scene of a cafe shooting in Oesterbro, in Copenhagen, February 15, 2015. Danish police shot and killed the man in Copenhagen on Sunday they believe was responsible for two deadly attacks at an event promoting freedom of speech and on a synagogue. REUTERS/Hannibal Hanschke (DENMARK - Tags: CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)] Terrorism remains a contested term, with no set definition for the concept or broad agreement among academic experts on its usage. Terrorism remains a contested term, with no set... more »

China Is Using Syria's Peace Process for Its Own Ends

Logan Pauley at The National Interest - 47 minutes ago
*Logan Pauley* *Security, Middle East, Asia* [image: U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley (L) speaks to China's ambassador to the U.N. Ma Zhaoxu before the United Nations Security Council vote for ceasefire to Syrian bombing in eastern Ghouta, at the United Nations headquarters in New York, U.S., February 24, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz] China’s more broad strategic initiatives lead to other international stakeholders voting in line with Beijing on debates on Syrian crisis. *China Taking Charge in Syrian Peace Talks* On May 13-14, China held the “International Sympo... more »

How Mattis Can Help Reshape the Navy

James Holmes at The National Interest - 47 minutes ago
*James Holmes* *Security, Asia, Americas* Arrhythmic operating patterns will help the sea services wrest the initiative from prospective foes, knocking them off-balance to American advantage. Well, there is a reason he cops to the nickname “Chaos.” Last month Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis set the naval community aflutter by musing, Hamlet-like, about jettisoning the U.S. Navy’s effort to rotate carrier, amphibious, and surface forces from home port to foreign stations on a foreseeable cycle. To be predictable, or not to be? That is the question, quoth Chaos. His Shakespearean ... more »

The Pompeo Plan for Iran Is Doomed to Fail

Paul R. Pillar at The National Interest - 47 minutes ago
*Paul R. Pillar* *Security, Middle East* For Iran’s regional rivals, the Trump administration’s policies have been an unalloyed gift. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent speech on Iran, although titled “After the Deal: A New Iran Strategy”, was in fact not new at all. It was something else-- a tedious recitation of the same arguments, with the same fallacies and red herrings, that have become numbingly familiar in attacks on the deal in question: the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the multilateral agreement that restricts Iran’s nuclear program and closes all po... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 52 minutes ago
“This stunning group of galaxies is far, far away, about 450 million light-years from planet Earth and cataloged as galaxy cluster Abell S0740. Dominated by the cluster's large central elliptical galaxy (ESO 325-G004), this reprocessed Hubble Space Telescope view takes in a remarkable assortment of galaxy shapes and sizes with only a few spiky foreground stars scattered through the field. *Click image for larger size.* The giant elliptical galaxy (right of center) spans over 100,000 light years and contains about 100 billion stars, comparable in size to our own spiral Milky Way ga... more »

Chet Raymo, “Roofs”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 56 minutes ago
*“Roofs”* by Chet Raymo "It would be well, perhaps, if we were to spend more of our days and nights without any obstruction between us and the celestial bodies, if the poet did not speak so much from under a roof, or the saint dwell there so long." Good advice, Mr. Thoreau. I came here to this island for its unobstructed sky. Built a house called Starlight House. I'm no poet or saint, but I settled in to nurse what slender gifts I have. The sky has not disappointed. Except occasionally. We have just come off a rare four-day string of cloudy days, and the celestial bodies have been... more »

New Colorado Law Expands Asset Forfeiture Reforms

Activist Post at Activist Post - 58 minutes ago
By Michael Maharrey On Tuesday, Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper signed a bill into law expanding asset forfeiture reporting requirements instituted last year. Rep. Leslie Herod (D-Denver)...more »

“Yucky” Freedom

Activist Post at Activist Post - 58 minutes ago
By Larken Rose There are still misguided people who point to unpleasant, distasteful, or just less-than-ideal economic situations, and want to blame them on FREEDOM,... more »

Former State Dept Anti-Trafficking Chief Admits Efforts Are Overly Focused On Sex Trafficking

Activist Post at Activist Post - 58 minutes ago
By Brian Saady Marc P. Lagon directed the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the U.S. State Department from 2007 to 2009.... more »

Transcending the Hegelian Dialectic and Duality Reality

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 1 hour ago
*Rosanne Lindsay, ND* - In our ego-driven, divide-and-conquer world, we live in a duality reality.

Is Trumpanzee Making His Nobel Prize A Pre-Condition?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*Ivanka and Jared will run Pyongyang's fanciest restaurant* I recall that right after Trump fake-cancelled his meeting with Kim Jong-Un. he blubbered something about his willingness to reinstate the meeting but "only under our conditions." First and foremost of those conditions-- aside from Trump getting to share the Nobel Peace Prize with Kim and Moon-- is that North Korea denuclearize. But that's not really on anyone's table put the one in front of Trump's highchair in the White House nursery. The real question is whether or not a member of the Trump family will be granted the co... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 2 hours ago
Here's a quote from Jonathan Swan's latest Axios piece, which tells us that President Trump repeatedly pressured Jeff Sessions to reverse his recusal in the Russia investigation, and also pressed him to investigate Hillary Clinton: “It’s not just payback; it’s punishment. It’s never enough to win. There’s never too much blood. There’s never too many guts on the floor. That’s his mentality. If you give him a paper cut he'll never forget that paper cut.” — Source who talks frequently to Trump Swan also writes: Much of [Trump's] desire for investigating Clinton and Barack Obama comes ... more »

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- June 1, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
A TV report in the South Korean capital of Seoul broadcasts news about the dismantling of North Korea's Punggye-ri nuclear testing site, May 23, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji *Philip W. Yun, Reuters: **Trump's best option for denuclearizing North Korea* The head-spinning ups and downs of the “on-off-and-now-maybe” summit between Donald Trump and North Korea’s Kim Jong Un is diverting attention from the real choice facing the U.S. president: if he remains inflexibly committed to eliminating Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and missile program by the end of his first term, he will fail. Co... more »

World News Briefs -- May 31, 2018 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
*NBC*:* U.S. hits E.U., Canada and Mexico with steel, aluminum tariffs, sparking trade war* "This is not about the American people. We have to believe that at some point their common sense will prevail," said Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau. The Trump administration on Thursday slapped tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union, prompting outrage from America’s closest allies and major trading partners and setting off a trade war that could see U.S. consumers pay more for everything from canned soup to cars. The move to implement tari... more »

A Nutritionist’s Guide to Healthy Summer Eating

thedrswolfson at The Drs. Wolfson - 2 hours ago
Summer is here. It’s time for vacations, road trips, beach days, barbeques and going to the fair. Extra margaritas, a few scoops of ice cream and funnel cakes can all easily impede your health goals and do a number on your waistline. Don’t let adventures and warm weather lead you to abandoning the healthy routines […] The post A Nutritionist’s Guide to Healthy Summer Eating appeared first on The Drs. Wolfson.

"A Long, Melancholy Roar"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"A Long, Melancholy Roar" by Olivia Judson "On a recent evening at twilight, I was sitting on the grass in Regent’s Park - one of London’s most manicured public spaces - when I heard the fierce, melancholy sound of a lion’s roar. I wasn’t dreaming: it was coming from the zoo. Listening to it, I began to reflect on predators - and us. On returning home, I did some reading. I discovered that between 1990 and 2004, lions attacked 815 people in Tanzania, killing 563. Some of the victims were pulled out of bed during the night after lions forced their way inside huts. Between January 20... more »

The Poet: David Whyte, “The Sea”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“The Sea”* “The pull is so strong we will not believe the drawing tide is meant for us, I mean the gift, the sea, the place where all the rivers meet. Easy to forget, how the great receiving depth untamed by what we need needs only what will flow its way. Easy to feel so far away and the body so old it might not even stand the touch. But what would that be like feeling the tide rise out of the numbness inside toward the place to which we go washing over our worries of money, the illusion of being ahead, the grief of being behind, our limbs young rising from such a depth? What would t... more »

"The Majority Of Us..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
"The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world. There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give. Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act... more »

Italy finally realizes new government ministers, technocrat steps aside

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 2 hours ago
Giuseppe Conte, the Italian political coalition's man of the hour, managed to arrange a ministerial line up More The post Italy finally realizes new government ministers, technocrat steps aside appeared first on The Duran.

India to trade with Iran using national currency, not dollars

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 2 hours ago
The more the US tries to use its currency, financial systems, and market share as a club, the more the nations of the world seek independence from it More The post India to trade with Iran using national currency, not dollars appeared first on The Duran.

Air Travel Protectionists' Wings Clipped by Open Skies Agreements

Veronique de Rugy at rss - 2 hours ago
[image: air-travel-protectionists-wings-clipped-by-open-skies-agreements] Though competition is great for consumers — as they get more and better goods and services for less money — some companies dislike the constant pressure it creates for them to stay ahead.

Trump Signs Law Letting Terminally Ill Patients Try Experimental Drugs

Michael Tennant at rss - 2 hours ago
[image: trump-signs-law-letting-terminally-ill-patients-try-experimental-drugs] President Trump signed into law legislation that gives terminally ill patients the right to try experimental treatments that have not yet been approved by the FDA.

I need your input, please

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 2 hours ago
More specifically, I need the input of those who've read some or all of the books in my "Maxwell Saga" military science fiction series. I've been pondering the future of this series, and I've come up with some ideas: but they may not satisfy my readers, so I'm giving you the chance to weigh in. When I began the Maxwell Saga, I was a novice fiction writer. It was my first series of books, and I had a lot of learning to do. I still think it's a pretty good series overall, and obviously many of you do too, as your reviews indicate. However, because it was my first effort, there ar... more »

Did a Man from Zimbabwe Invent an Electric Car That Requires No Charging?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 2 hours ago
The Internet is full of dubious claims regarding a genius Zimbabwean inventor, but nobody has ever actually seen his technology work.

Is State Farm Denying Insurance to Gun Owners?

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 2 hours ago
Both the company and an insurance expert refuted online anecdotes painting the company as hostile toward firearm owners.

Water & Electricity

Louis Hissink at Water & Electricity – Louis Hissink's Crazy World - 2 hours ago
Physicist Eugene Bagashov reports on some recent experiments with water in the following two Youtube videos. Some years back, before I retired in 2009, I suggested to aspiring Perth University post students at an Aus. Inst. Geoscientists students seminar that they should add the electrical potential E to the existing physical parameters of Pressure and … Continue reading "Water & Electricity"

Colombian Senators Say Medellín Cartel “Financed” Uribe’s Senate Campaign, State Ends Controversial FOIA Surge, and Much More: FRINFORMSUM 5/31/2018

Lauren Harper at UNREDACTED - 3 hours ago
Nacropolis: Medellín Cartel “Financed” Senate Campaign of Former President Álvaro Uribe, Colombian Senators Told U.S. Embassy State Department cables released to the National Security Archive shed new light on the U.S.’s awareness of, and concerns about, then-senator Álvaro Uribe Vélez’s relationship with the Medellin drug cartel. One cable shows a Colombian senator telling the U.S. […]

Syrian Army seizes massive weapons cache in northern Homs (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has seized another large cache of weapons in the northern countryside of the Homs Governorate recently. According to a military report, the Syrian military was given a large quantity of weapons and ammunition from the rebel forces that surrendered in northern Homs. As shown in […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Chinese drone-killing laser takes out targets 300 meters away in demo

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
Chinese firm Poly Technologies recently redisplayed a counter-drone laser weapon system at a military equipment exhibition in Kazakhstan in a bid to capture a share of the growing market for anti-drone defense systems. The Silent Killer’s laser successfully intercepted an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from 300 meters away during a mock demonstration, the Asia Times […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Houthi forces complete daring operation behind Sudanese Army lines (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:45 P.M.) – The Houthi forces carried out a daring operation this week inside a Sudanese military camp in southern Saudi Arabia. According to the official media wing of the Houthi forces, their fighters slipped past the Saudi Coalition’s lines in the Najran region, making their way to the Sudanese military camp where […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Four US-backed fighters killed in apparent assassination attempt in rural Hasakah

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 P.M.) – At least four US-backed fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) were reportedly killed, today, after their vehicle struck an IED in rural Al-Hasakah. According to a report from pro-SDF activists, the four fighters were traveling along a road in northwest Al-Hasakah, when their vehicle struck a roadside bomb near […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian naval ships leave Syrian waters for Black Sea

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
The frigate Admiral Grigorovich and the guard ship Pytlivy have completed their missions as part of Russia’s Mediterranean permanent taskforce and have set off for Sevastopol, Black Sea Fleet spokesman Captain 1st Rank Vyacheslav Trukhachyov said on Thursday. “Currently, the warships are passing through the Straits of the Dardanelles and the Bosporus, heading for the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army’s elite forces arrive in Al-Quneitra, offensive may begin in 48 hours

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:15 P.M.) – The 42nd Brigade (Ghiath Forces) of the 4th Division has officially arrived in the Al-Quneitra Governorate to lead the upcoming offensive against the jihadist and Islamist rebels inside the province. According to a source from the Ghiath Forces, they arrived alongside their allies from Liwaa Al-Quds (Palestinian paramilitary) in the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkish-backed rebels score direct hit on Syrian Army troops in northern Latakia (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – The Turkish-backed rebels of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) scored a direct hit on a group of Syrian Arab Army (SAA) soldiers that were traveling in the northern countryside of the Latakia Governorate today. Based on the footage released by pro-opposition activists, the Free Syrian Army’s 2nd Coastal Division scored […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Israel appreciates Russia’s understanding of its interests in Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman said after a meeting with his Russian counterpart Sergei Shoigu that Moscow is sympathetic to the security interests of Israel, including with regard to the border with Syria. The main topic of the talks, which the participants identified, was the situation on the borders of Syria with Jordan and Israel, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Kim Jong-un welcomes Lavrov for Pyongyang talks (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:30 P.M.) – Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived in Pyongyang on Thursday to hold a historic meeting with the North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, becoming the first Russian official to meet him in person. Prior to the meeting, Lavrov met with his North Korean counterpart Ri Yong-ho, where they discussed relations between […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian gov’t has shown no signs of further chemical weapons use: Pentagon

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
The Syrian government has shown no signs that it carried out more chemical attacks since an alleged incident in April, Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White said in a press briefing on Thursday. “We haven’t seen any indications that there have been any more,” White told reporters when asked whether the Syrian government had conducted any chemical […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian military completes tests for its new parachute system

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
State tests of the Bahch-U-PDS parachute system intended for landing of BMD-4M combat vehicles and BTR-MDM “Rakushka” armored personnel carriers were successfully completed in the Russian Airborne Forces, journalists were told in the Department of Information and Mass Communications of the Ministry of Defense on Thursday The Russian Federation. “The state joint tests of the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Lebanon, Syria begin work to return refugees

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:10 P.M.) – Lebanon’s General Security Chief, Major General ‘Abbas Ibrahim, stated on Thursday that he has contacted the Syrian government in a bid to begin the repatriation of refugees back to their homeland. “Contacts with Syrian authorities are underway in a bid to return thousands of refugees back to their homes. The […] 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 - 3 hours ago
Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. Thanks for stopping by!

Free Download: George Orwell, "Animal Farm"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"Animal Farm" by George Orwell Biographical note: "George Orwell, 1903-1950, was the pen name used by British author and journalist Eric Arthur Blair. During most of his professional life time Orwell was best known for his journalism, both in the British press and in books such as "Homage to Catalonia," describing his activities during the Spanish Civil War, and "Down and Out in Paris and London," describing a period of poverty in these cities. Orwell is best remembered today for two of his novels, "Animal Farm" and "Nineteen Eighty-Four." Description: Power corrupts, but absolute... more »

“Explaining Gaza to My Granddaughter”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*“Explaining Gaza to My Granddaughter”* by Gary Engler “Grandpa, why are they killing kids in Gaza?” A deep breath to compose my thoughts. “You said most people were good, but I think only bad people could drop bombs on little kids. There was a boy crying on TV. He lost his whole family.” “Most people are good but sometimes they do bad things,” I answered. Back came the inevitable: “Why?” “Because of greed and bad ideas. Those are the two main reasons people do bad stuff.” Her expectant stare caused a moment of panic. She needed an explanation. She needed the truth. But the dile... more »

May I ask why?

Keith at musingsofanoldfart - 3 hours ago
On the final day of May, it seemed like a good time to ask some why questions. In no particular order: May I ask why US leaders believe North Korea would give up all of their nuclear weapons after taking … Continue reading →

"Have You Not Your Soul?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
"What matter if this base, unjust life Cast you naked and disarmed? If the ground breaks beneath your step, Have you not your soul? Your soul! You fly away, Escape to realms refined, Beyond all sadness and whimpering. Be like the bird which on frail branches balanced A moment sits and sings; He feels them tremble, but he sings unshaken, Knowing he has wings." - Victor Hugo

"How Roger Williams Started a Free Society”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"How Roger Williams Started a Free Society”* by Joe Jarvis Via The Daily Bell *"Formation of a Radical: *Kings never impressed him. And Roger Williams was exposed to Kings from early in his life. As a youth, he worked for Sir Edward Coke, who was a lawyer, judge, and held other similar political posts in 17th century England. Williams accompanied him daily into the chambers of Parliament and other Councils. Coke trailblazed many decent government policies for the time. One was that a man’s home is his castle. This helped set the tone for individual rights in England, even against ... more »


Peter Greene at CURMUDGUCATION - 3 hours ago
We use the word "always" a great deal, and we're frequently wrong. We say "we always eat chickpeas at Christmas" or "we always eat cheese for breakfast" or "we always set our keys on the ottoman." None of that is true, because as human beings, we don't "always" do anything. We are finite beings, and everything we do, we do a finite number of times. When you say, "We always did X when we were kids," you're really stretching things, because you weren't a kid for very long, and everything you did, you did a very countable number of times. That may be why "always" is so easily used in s... more »

North Korean Delegation To Meet President Trump On Friday

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Trump will 'hopefully' still meet with Kim Jong-un on June 12 and expects to get a letter from the North Korean dictator – but resolving nuke standoff could take 'a second and third' summit* * President said before boarding Air Force One that he might have to meet more than once with Kim Jong-un * Scheduled summit will 'hopefully' still happen June 12 according to Trump * Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had a working dinner on Wednesday in New York City with top North Korean aide Kim Yong Chol * Trump said he expects to receive a formal letter on Friday from North Kor... more »

MIT Biologists Show That Fasting Can Boost Stem Cell Regeneration and Help Digestive Function

Waking Times at Waking Times - 4 hours ago
*Anna Hunt* - Stem cell regeneration allows the body recover from gastrointestinal infections or other conditions that affect digestive function.

Anti-Government Protests On Nicaragua's Mother's Day Leaves 15 Killed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*CNN:* *Protests on Nicaragua's Mother's Day turn deadly* (CNN)A march honoring Nicaraguans killed in violence surrounding recent anti-government demonstrations also ended in bloodshed Wednesday -- the country's Mother's Day. "We've received grave claims of deaths and serious injuries that resulted from today's violence in Nicaragua," Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) Executive Secretary Paulo Abrao tweeted Wednesday. On Thursday, the Nicaraguan Center for Human Rights released a statement saying 11 people had been killed and 79 injured during the clashes. The ... more »

Elizabeth Warren Praises Communist China’s “Whole-of-government Strategy”

Warren Mass at rss - 4 hours ago
[image: elizabeth-warren-praises-communist-china-s-whole-of-government-strategy] Elizabeth Warren said President Trump doesn’t have a strategy for dealing with North Korea and offered Communist China’s “whole-of-government strategy” as a better way.

U.S. Economy Continuing to Fire on All Cylinders

Bob Adelmann at rss - 4 hours ago
[image: us-economy-continuing-to-fire-on-all-cylinders] Polls, surveys, and other economic and financial indicators just released confirm that the U.S. economy continues to generate goods and services at a torrid pace.

Why Puerto Rico’s death toll from Hurricane Maria is so much higher than officials thought

Alexis R. Santos-Lozada, Assistant Teaching Professor in Sociology, Pennsylvania State University at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 4 hours ago
Official reports state that just 64 people died in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria. The latest estimates put the real number at 4,645. How did the count go so wrong?

Deportado dos veces, este hombre lucha para ayudar a la supervivencia de su familia

Oscar Gil-Garcia, Assistant Professor, Binghamton University, State University of New York at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 4 hours ago
Un escolar documentó los riesgos un migrante enfrentó después de deportación, incluyendo convirtiéndose en un coyote.

A1 Introduces Meat-Scented Steak Sauce Candles

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
A1 Steak Sauce candles are available for a limited time in three meat-scented varieties.

Husky Gives Thank You Kiss to Firefighter Who Rescues Him From Roof

White Wolf at White Wolf - 5 hours ago
Wells Fire Department Captain Jeff Nawfel was able to save this beautiful dog who managed to get out onto his roof and got stuck. Thanks Captain Nawfel. A Husky was so happy to be saved from a tight spot that he couldn’t hold back kissing the firefighter who helped him. Authorities in Maine received multiple calls about a dog stuck on the roof of a home. Apparently, the dog had climbed out of an upstairs window but then didn’t know how to get down. “Wells Fire Department Captain Jeff Nawfel was able to save this beautiful dog who managed to get out onto his roof and got stuck,” t... more »

Forget the F-35 or F/A-18: Why the Navy Misses the F-14 Tomcat (The Top Gun Plane)

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 5 hours ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * Do you have the "need for speed"? *Outer Air Battle, of course, refers to a Navy concept from the 1980s to fend off a concerted attack by hordes of Soviet Tupolev Tu-22M Backfire bombers, Oscar-class (Project 949A Antey) nuclear-powered guided missile submarines and surface action groups lead by warships like the Kirov-class nuclear-powered battlecruisers—as now deputy defense secretary Bob Work [he was the CEO of the Center for a New American Security at the time] described to me in 2013. These Soviet assets would have launched their arsenals of an... more »

Did ABC’s Senior Vice President of Programming Mutafa Ka’Plese Decide to Cancel ‘Roseanne’?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
ABC Senior Vice President of Programming Mutafa Ka'Plese did not cancel the rebooted sitcom because ABC Senior Vice President of Programming Mutafa Ka'Plese does not exist.

Hotel Valet Has Lucky Escape, But Porsche Gets Crunched

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
A hotel valet had a lucky escape — but the luxury sports car he was trying to park did not.

Girls Discover World War I Practice Bomb in Michigan Lake

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
Two girls have found what authorities say is a World War I-era practice bomb while swimming in a lake in Michigan.

Outrageous Fiction Pushed as History: Holstein's fable of Auschwitz, Masturbation Machines and Wolves

Knowledge Is Power at Knowledge Is Power - 5 hours ago
Book Claims Nazis Used Masturbation Machines on Jews and a Wolf Saved Them By Studies *Jewish Children Escape Auschwitz And Live With Wolves* *Bernie Holstein and his friends* *Wolves protect the Jewish children* This is the story of an Australian Jew, named Bernard Holstein, who gets tattooed, claims he was an Auschwitz survivor, and writes a holocaust novel. The book becomes a best seller. It turns out he never left Australia, and the publishing company has to pull all the books. *Stolen Soul, pages 132-133* Set Stage: Holstein escaped from Auschwitz twice. This scene has him hiding ... more »

Why Doesn't God Give Him A Donkey With Wings?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
Holy Moley! Blue America is working with some great evangelical pastors and laymen who are sick and tired of Trump debasing our country with his profane behavior. And they want to do something about it. We'll be rolling that out soon. Meanwhile there's another type of evangelical a 40 year old hustler out of Louisiana every bit as profane as Trump. Ever hear of Jesse Duplantis, the televangelist preaching some kind of "prosperity gospel" and getting rich in the process? No, neither had I. He's trying to sucker his followers into contributing the moolah he needs to buy himself his ... more »

Decoding The US Embassy Move To Jerusalem: Why Trump Did It

Dr. Ramzy Baroud, Middle East Moniter - Two important truths have to be restated in order to understand the context of the US government’s decision to relocate its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, which officially took place on 14 May. First, the precarious relationship between the US government and international law. Historically, the US... (read more)

Roseanne’s Cancellation Was About More Than Just ‘Racism’, It Exposes Social Engineering in the US

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 5 hours ago
[image: roseanne] While ABC fired Roseanne Barr and claimed that it does not tolerate racism, there are other comedians who have made racist remarks but still work for the network. The post Roseanne’s Cancellation Was About More Than Just ‘Racism’, It Exposes Social Engineering in the US appeared first on The Free Thought Project.


cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
CARLTON E. GREEN has been named director of diversity training and education in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Maryland. Green was previously a staff member in the university’s Counseling Center. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Southern Methodist University and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Boston College.


cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
ANNESA CHEEK was appointed president of Saint Cloud Technical and Community College, effective July 1. Cheek currently serves as executive vice president for the Ohio Association of Community Colleges at Sinclair Community College. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee State University, an MBA from the University of Dayton and an Ed.D. from the University […]


cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
EMMANUEL COLLINS has been appointed dean of the J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville. He earned bachelor’s degrees from Morehouse College and Georgia Institute of Technology and a master’s degree and Ph.D. from Purdue University.


cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
DENISE SPANGLER has been named dean of the University of Georgia College of Education. Spangler has served as interim dean since March and also serves as a professor in early childhood education. She earned a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Illinois State University and a Ph.D. from the University of Georgia.


cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
JOHN A. KUYKENDALL III was named dean of the School of Education at the University of Indianapolis, effective July 1. Kuykendall is currently an associate professor of education and director of the School of Education at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Pine […]


cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
TERESA LEYBA-RUIZ has been selected president of Glendale Community College. Leyba-Ruiz has been serving as interim president since November 2016. She earned a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University, a master’s degree from Northern Arizona University and an Ed.D. from Arizona State University.


cmaadmin at Diverse - 5 hours ago
MARTHA BURGER has been named president of Oklahoma City University (OCU), effective July 1. Burger most recently served as senior vice president of human and corporate resources at Chesapeake Energy Corporation. She earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Central Oklahoma and an MBA from OCU.

Professor and her students may have found a cure for Lyme Disease

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 5 hours ago
(Editor’s Note: Here’s a story I bet you heard nothing about…perhaps because most doctors deny that it’s as serious an issue as it is. Read on.) Although it’s still too early to tell, professor of cellular and molecular biology, Eva Sapi, Ph.D. of the University of New Haven, believes her research just might point to […] The post Professor and her students may have found a cure for Lyme Disease appeared first on Health Nut News.

Rail company to run services with no wheelchair spaces… on government’s orders

John Pring at Disability News Service - 6 hours ago
A train operator will this summer start running mainline rail services that wheelchair-users will not be able to access… with the apparent blessing of the government. It is believed to be the first time for many years that a scheduled mainline train service will run without any provision for passengers who use wheelchairs. And it [...]

TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference: Government ‘has created hostile environment for disabled people’

John Pring at Disability News Service - 6 hours ago
The government has created a “hostile environment” for disabled people just as it has for members of the Windrush generation, Labour’s shadow minister for disabled people has told trade unionists. Marsha de Cordova (pictured) described herself as a “grand-daughter of the Windrush generation” as she addressed the annual TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference in Bournemouth. De [...]

DWP ‘has no record’ of whether it showed WCA death documents to reviewer

John Pring at Disability News Service - 6 hours ago
The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) claims it has no record of whether it showed vital documents linking its “fitness for work” test with the deaths of benefit claimants to the expert it hired to review the assessment. Even though DWP possesses the documents, it is claiming it holds no information in its records [...]

Watchdog forces 13 CCGs to back down over NHS institution threat

John Pring at Disability News Service - 6 hours ago
The equality and human rights watchdog has forced 13 NHS primary care organisations to withdraw unlawful, discriminatory policies that could have seen service-users with complex healthcare needs forced into institutions. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) had written to the clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) as the first step in a potential judicial review of [...]

TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference: ‘Critically-flawed universal credit must be scrapped’

John Pring at Disability News Service - 6 hours ago
Disabled trade unionists have voted overwhelmingly in favour of scrapping the government’s much-criticised universal credit benefits system. A series of speakers at the TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference in Bournemouth (pictured) – attended by disabled delegates from 22 unions – spoke of the damage caused by the rollout of universal credit (UC). And after passing the [...]

TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference: ‘Discriminatory train firm should be stripped of franchise’

John Pring at Disability News Service - 6 hours ago
A train company which issued discriminatory guidance to its station staff should be stripped of its rail franchise, say disabled trade unionists. The TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference in Bournemouth – attended by representatives of 22 unions – heard from a string of delegates who were furious at the guidance and called for action to be [...]

TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference: Backing for national demo on SEND cuts

John Pring at Disability News Service - 6 hours ago
Disabled trade unionists have unanimously backed calls for a national demonstration this autumn against cuts to support for disabled children and those with special educational needs. Janine Booth, co-chair of the TUC disabled workers’ committee, who proposed the emergency motion, said the government was making “brutal cuts” to special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) funding. [...]

TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference: UN convention ‘must become part of UK law’

John Pring at Disability News Service - 6 hours ago
Disabled trade unionists have called on the TUC and unions across the country to campaign for the UN disability convention to be incorporated into UK law. Disabled members of 22 unions, who were at the annual TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference in Bournemouth (pictured), voted unanimously for a motion calling for a national campaign on the [...]

TUC Disabled Workers’ Conference: Project Diamond’s flaws lead to boycott

John Pring at Disability News Service - 6 hours ago
Three unions are boycotting a scheme that aims to monitor the number of disabled people and other minorities working in the broadcasting industry, because of its failure to release a detailed breakdown showing figures for individual programmes. Delegates at the TUC disabled workers’ conference in Bournemouth heard that the flaws in Project Diamond meant disabled [...]

Photo of Israeli Jet Over Beirut Draws Lebanese Anger

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
The picture of the F-35 in action – before even the US military has claimed to use it – was interpreted as a show of strength for Israel's enemies ( Screenshot via Hadashot News ) *Newsweek:* *‘Psychological War’: Photo of Israeli Jet Over Beirut Draws Lebanese Anger* A photo of an Israeli fighter jet flying over Beirut has drawn angry reactions and criticism within Lebanon. "This is Israel playing a psychological side of the war,” General Mouawad Tannous, a former Lebanese military intelligence officer and former defense attaché with Lebanon's Embassy in Washington D.C. told The... more »

Fireside Chat with Diane Sare, May 31, 2018

David at LaRouchePAC Feed - 6 hours ago
World Land-Bridge New International Economic Order Fireside Chat with Diane Sare, May 31, 2018 Video of Fireside Chat with Diane Sare, May 31, 2018 Join us at 9pm eastern for a discussion with Diane Sare of the Manhattan Project.

QotD: “We do not learn for school but for life.”

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*Non scholae sed vitae discimus (“We do not learn for school but for life.”)*~ saying by Seneca, quoted by Oliver Hartwich in his latest op-ed 'Education Is More Than Useful Knowledge' . Content is copyright PC.BlogSpot.Com © Permission to republish is granted, with link and attribution.

Oleada de tratados contra la vida: no son los impactos, es el sistema

bilaterals.org - 6 hours ago
31-May-2018 TTIP, CETA, TPP, TISA… una oleada de tratados de comercio y/o inversión se cierne sobre nuestras vidas. ¿Cómo afrontar semejante sopa de letras sin sentirnos abrumadxs o impotentes? ¿Cómo articular una lucha política eficaz?

US farmers up in arms over additives ban

bilaterals.org - 6 hours ago
31-May-2018 US pork producers want Thailand penalised.

China's free trade talks with Sri Lanka hit major hurdles

bilaterals.org - 6 hours ago
31-May-2018 alks between China and Sri Lanka for a free trade agreement have hit major hurdles, mainly because Beijing will not agree to Colombo's demand for a review of the deal after 10 years, Sri Lanka's top negotiator said.

May 31: A mad, mad, mad, mad world.

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 6 hours ago
Here's a commentary on Justin Trudeau and his purchase of the western pipeline with our money. But you'll never, ever see this in the page of the irving press. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/may/29/justin-trudeau-world-newest-oil-executive-kinder-morgan?CMP=fb_gu _______________________________________________________________ India has told the U.S., quite correctly, to get stuffed with its trade sanctions on Venezuela and Iran. It says the U.S. has no right to impose any such sanctions, and no right to demand that other countries follow U.S. orders. http://theantime... more »

Down The Tech Rabbit Hole – systemD, BSD, Dockers

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 6 hours ago
I've been wandering around in the forest below the surface in the tech rabbit hole. Some interesting bits of fluff. Continue reading →

On Tariffs, Blame Congress Too

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 6 hours ago
The tariffs just imposed by President Trump are, of course, terrible policy. Mr. Trump deserves the first line of blame for making decisions that no sensible economist would advocate. But let's not let Congress off the hook. Over many years, Congress has passed the laws that give the President a lot of discretion over international trade policy. The assumption is that the President could be counted on to act responsibly. That assumption has now been proven wrong. Congressional leaders should think hard, in a bipartisan way, about how to revoke, or at least severely limit, those disc... more »

France Struggling With Overwhelming Immigration

Steve Byas at rss - 6 hours ago
[image: france-struggling-with-overwhelming-immigration] The immigration problems in France are reaching crisis proportions, and the French people want something done about it.

Samantha Who?

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 6 hours ago

Indigenous family devastated after son’s braid cut by schoolmate in Canada

White Wolf at White Wolf - 6 hours ago
“I felt something at the back of my head and when I turned around, he ran away,” Vadnais said on Wednesday. “I saw my hair and the elastic on the ground. A Calgary family is hoping to inspire cultural awareness after a troubling incident involving their 11-year-old son. Rafe Vadnais is a Grade 6 student at a Calgary middle school. The Indigenous boy said part of his braid was cut off by another student after the dismissal bell rang on Monday afternoon. It was the very first day Vadnais felt confident enough to go to class wearing the braid. “I was worried about my braid, that s... more »

Failed False Flag? Anti-Putin Journalist’s Death Admitted Faked By Ukraine As Geopolitical Situation Heats Up

Aaron at Activist Post - 6 hours ago
By Aaron Kesel Anti-Kremlin 41-year-old former Russian soldier-turned-journalist Arkady Babchenko who was supposedly murdered by Russia appeared alive and well at a press conference in... more »

Musical Interlude: The Rolling Stones, "[I Can't Get No] Satisfaction"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"I Can’t Get No…"* by Bill Bonner "In the summer of 1965, President Johnson opened a new phase of the war in Vietnam. Instead of observing, training, advising and protecting… US soldiers were to go on the offensive. It was already nearly a half-century after Woodrow Wilson had put America into the empire business; still, the country was just getting the hang of it. But in a matter of months, there would be more than half a million U.S. troops in that steamy hellhole. Their mission was to protect Western democracy from the communist menace. That they were on a fools’ errand, sent ... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 6 hours ago
The obvious point to be made about President Trump's promise to pardon Dinesh D'Souza is that he's telling those involved in the Russia investigation that they'll be in line for pardons, too, if they remain loyal to him. The obvious point to be made about Trump's suggestion that he might pardon Martha Stewart and commute the sentence of Rod Blagojevich is... Martha Stewart went to prison for lying to the FBI. Rod Blagojevich went to prison for bribery and political corruption. So basically, he's pardoning people who did what Cohen and Mike Flynn did. — Gerardo Ritchey (@GerardoRitch... more »

BREAKING: Three takeaways from Barr and Bee!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 6 hours ago
*THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018Tom Arnold, Mara Gay speak:* First we heard from Roseanne Barr, then we heard from Samanthe Bee. We'll offer three takeaways: *The culture of the roast:* To what extent are we dealing with the "lowest-IQ-possible" culture of the Comedy Central roast? Like almost everything else on basic cable, comedy culture has grown dumber and dumber and dumber and dumber, which also means coarser and coarser. Before these two, we had Louis C.K., not to mention Michael Richards. Then, along came Wolf. We act like their dick jokes are bright and insightful. Guess what, pe... more »

Attempt to Remove Goose from Baseball Stadium Ends in Chaos

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
A Canada goose settled into right-center field during a rain delay at the Detroit Tigers game, and an attempt to remove it ended in chaos.

Gazprom beats EU witch-hunt, legal dispute (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 7 hours ago
Alexander Mercouris in London: Breaks down the Gazprom - EU legal dispute. More The post Gazprom beats EU witch-hunt, legal dispute (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

The right to try

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 7 hours ago
Democrats don't want to put dying people whose treatments have failed "in danger" so they didn't support the "right to try" bill. Big Whoop. Here are the big reasons. - They didn't support it because it is a "right to life" issue (which includes fighting euthanasia), - they didn't support it because it's a win for Trump, - they didn't support it because some of their biggest donors in the medical and pharmaceutical field don't like it, and - they didn't support it because it puts more control of health in the hands of the consumer. Rich Democrat celebrities c... more »

"Burrito Index Update: Burrito Cost Triples, Official Inflation Up 43% from 2001"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*"Burrito Index Update: * *Burrito Cost Triples, Official Inflation Up 43% from 2001"* Welcome to debt-serfdom, the only possible output of the soaring cost of living. by Charles Hugh Smith "Long-time readers may recall the Burrito Index, my real-world measure of inflation. The Burrito Index: Consumer Prices Have Soared 160% Since 2001 (August 1, 2016). The Burrito Index tracks the cost of a regular burrito since 2001. Since we keep detailed records of expenses (a necessity if you’re a self-employed free-lance writer), I can track the cost of a regular burrito at our favorite taco t... more »

Revealed: How the Air Force Planned to Win World War III Against Russia

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 7 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, * And it involved lots of nuclear weapons. *Because SAC was so fixed on quickly knocking out Soviet air power, H-bombs would have been dropped to explode on the ground rather than in mid-air. While airbursts would have produced more heat and radiation, the focus on was achieving maximum blast damage to destroy Soviet aircraft and bases, despite some unintended side effects. "While the objections to surface burst and the probability of radioactive fallout affecting friendly forces and people have been considered, the requirement to win the Air Power Bat... more »

Israel Proved in Just 6 Hours Why Its Air Force Is One of the World's Best

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 7 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, Middle East* A history lesson. *Six hours or so after the first IAF aircraft had soared into the morning sky, Israel had won the Six-Day War. Not that the tank crews and paratroopers on the ground wouldn’t face some hard fighting in the Sinai, the Golan and Jerusalem. But destroying the Arab air forces didn’t just mean that Israeli troops could operate without air attack; it also meant that Israeli aircraft could relentlessly bomb and strafe Arab ground troops, which turned the Egyptian retreat from Sinai into a rout.* At 7:10 a.m. Israeli time, sixtee... more »

A Terrifying Thought: What if North Korea Won the Korean War?

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 7 hours ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, Asia* A history "what if". *Then there is the question of China. There were really two Korean Wars: the initial North Korean invasion in August 1950, and the Communist Chinese offensive that began in November 1950. The three-hundred-thousand-strong Chinese force routed U.S. and UN forces out of North Korea, surged back across the thirty-eighth parallel and captured Seoul before the offensive petered out. The Chinese armies lacked the logistics to overrun all of South Korea. But in that panicky “Bug-Out” winter of 1950–51, it’s not totally impossible th... more »

The BBC profiles George Soros

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 7 hours ago
The BBC has a new profile today of the famous George Soros - the man who (Putin-style?) is interfering in the British Brexit debate by pouring some of his billions into a new 'second referendum' anti-Brexit campaign group dedicating to overturning the referendum result and stopping Brexit. Let's look at how the BBC frames its profile of him by quoting the profile's first four paragraphs. And, were this an old-fashioned English exam paper question, the question here might be phrased: *Do you detect any bias on the reporter's part here? If so, in what direction and how is that bi... more »

Is Iran And Hezbollah Preparing To Pull Out Of Southern Syria?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
FILE PHOTO: Israeli soldiers sit atop a tank as they watch the border with Syria near the Quneitra border crossing between Israel and Syria, July 3, 2013. REUTERS *Jerusalem Post/AP*: *Iran, Hezbollah 'Prepping to Withdraw' From Southern Syria Near Israel Border* Iranian advisers and Hezbollah fighters will be withdrawing from the southern regions of Daraa and Quneitra near the Golan Heights, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says . A Syrian war monitor says Iranian troops and fighters of Lebanon's Hezbollah group are getting ready to withdraw from southern Syria. The Britain-b... more »

Weekly podcast: Is capitalism making us less moral?

James Coney at Blog Posts – Page Array – UnHerd - 7 hours ago
Ayesha Hazarika is joined by, Mark Wallace, executive editor of Conservative Home, and Victoria Bateman, fellow in Economics at Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge University, to discuss under–reported stories from the week. Victoria highlights the correlation between character and prosperity, and asks if capitalism is making us less moral. Mark raises the trend of ‘biohacking’, […] The post Weekly podcast: Is capitalism making us less moral? appeared first on UnHerd.

"How It Really Should Be"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
*The story:* - http://coyoteprime-runningcauseicantfly.blogspot.com/

Gregory Mannarino, “New Trade War, Deutsche Bank In Trouble, And Kim Kardashian”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
Gregory Mannarino, “New Trade War, Deutsche Bank In Trouble, And Kim Kardashian” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wx3isrsIrs - https://www.traderschoice.net/

Israeli commander says Iran may use Gaza to distract Israel from Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:40 P.M.) – A high ranking commander in the Israeli military stated on Thursday that Iran may attempt to use its allies from the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) in Gaza to distract Israel from Syria, the Times of Israel reported today. The Israeli commander told an audience of journalists that he ‘expected’ the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US-backed forces respond to Assad’s threats

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:25 P.M.) – The US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) responded to Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s threats regarding a potential military operation to expel them from eastern and northern Syria. Military intervention is “not a solution that can lead to results,” SDF spokesperson Kino Gabriel told Reuters News Agency on Thursday. “Any military solution, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian opposition leader demands Iran leave Syria

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
Speaking in Brussels, Nasr Hariri, the head of the Syrian Negotiation Commission in the Geneva peace talks format, urged the West to find ways to limit Iranian influence in Syria. “The role of Iran is getting bigger and bigger, at the expense of our people,” Hariri said. “So we are supporting any international mechanism that […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US Coalition says they have killed 892 civilians since 2014

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – The US-led Coalition admitted to killing another nine civilians inside of Syria while attempting to target the so-called Islamic State (ISIS) in eastern Deir Ezzor. According to the Coalition’s statement, their forces have now killed at least 892 civilians since the start of their bombing campaign in both Syria and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Houthi forces claim Saudi Apache Helicopter shot down in Jizan

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:00 P.M.) – The Houthi forces claimed their fighters shot down a Saudi Coalition Apache Helicopter in the Jizan Region earlier today. According to the Houthi media wing, the Apache Helicopter was shot down while it was flying over their positions near the Yemeni border with Saudi Arabia’s Jizan Region. No further details […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

HTS added to US terror list after rebranding from Jabhat Al-Nusra

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
The United States has updated the designation of the Nusra Front despite the its decision to split from the al-Qaeda and rebrand (both terror groups are outlawed in Russia), the US Department of State said in a press release on Thursday. “The Department of State has amended the designation of al-Nusra Front — an al-Qaeda […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Assad wont be able to rule Syria because he killed one million people: Turkish FM

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – The Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told the German television channel Deutsche Welle on Thursday that Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad will not rule Syria for much longer because he is responsible for the death of million people. “He (Assad) would not be able to rule his nation because he has […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Putin, Netanyahu discuss Syrian settlement

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the potential of a permanent Syrian settlement during a phone conversation on Thursday, the Kremlin press service reported. “A telephone conversation took place between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday. In continuation of the talks held on May […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

ISIL’s chief bomb specialist reportedly arrested in Iraq

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
Though the defeat of the terrorist group Daesh has already been proclaimed in Iraq, the country’s security forces continue to arrest militants and discover warehouses and other facilities that were used by terrorists during their occupation of the area. Iraqi security forces detained the chief bomb specialist of the terrorist group Daesh,* who was allegedly […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Kurdish forces deny withdrawal from Syria’s Manbij as Turkey claims deal with US

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (6:25 P.M.) – Kurdish fighters have not withdrawn from Manbij city and have no intention to do so, the Manbij Military Council (MMC) said today. The YPG-linked MMC’s statement comes as Turkish Foreign Minister stated yesterday that his country is holding talks with the US to set up a roadmap for the northern […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

More reinforcements pour into Daraa for final assault [+Photos]

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:50 P.M.) – Defying US warning not to attack rebel factions in southern Syria, the Syrian Army keeps on sending more reinforcements for final showdown aimed at restoring the rebel-held areas in Syria’s south. Today, a fresh convoy of military buildup was spotted en route to various battle-fronts in Daraa countryside. The exact […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Colorado Set To Become First In U.S. To Use “Smart Pavement” To Monitor Drivers In Real-Time

Activist Post at Activist Post - 7 hours ago
By Kevin Samson Most people who are at least aware of The Internet of Things are inclined to believe that it is purely about connecting... more »

According To Syrian President Assad, U.S. and Russia Military Came ‘Close’ to Fighting Each Other In Syria

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*RT:* *‘We were close to direct conflict between Russia & US inside Syria’ – Bashar Assad * Syrian President Bashar Assad says Moscow deterred the West from launching a devastating country-wide air strike last month, and believes that Damascus has nearly won the seven-year war, despite continued US “interference.” “With every move forward for the Syrian Army, and for the political process, and for the whole situation, our enemies and our opponents, mainly the West led by the United States and their puppets in Europe and in our region, they try to make it farther – either by sup... more »

National Doughnut Day Freebies and Discounts

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
Chains and local businesses mark National Doughnut Day — 1 June — with free food and other promotions.

"I Have Accepted The Fact..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
“You observe your children or your children’s children, making the same absurd mistakes, heart-rending mistakes often, which you made at their age. And there is nothing you can say or do to prevent it. It’s by observing the young, indeed, that you eventually understand the sort of idiot you yourself were once upon a time - and perhaps still are.” “One can fight evil but against stupidity one is helpless… I have accepted the fact, hard as it may be, that human beings are inclined to behave in ways that would make animals blush. The ironic, the tragic thing is that we often behave in... more »

The Internet Outrage Industry™ is Working Overtime...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 8 hours ago
*to melt your mind and make you stupid.* How much craziness are we expected to wallow in before completely shutting down? I suggest we've reach peak shut down on our outrage meters. - We've got Roseanne sucking up the oxygen with her cancelled show - Starbucks becoming a homeless shelter - The commie/marxist/libtards hating on Trump for hugging a little boy - A Baptist church planning to destroy a statue of Christ for being "too Catholic" - Samantha Bee calling Ivanka Kushner a "feckless cunt" - Tommy Robinson jailed in the UK While I mulled over the current... more »

Farmer settles $2 million lawsuit against high-flying Green realtors

Bonner Cohen, Ph. D. at CFACT - 8 hours ago
Virginia farmer Martha Boneta has reached a settlement in her $2 million lawsuit against a husband-and-wife team of realtors whom she accused of colluding with an environmental group to drive her off her land.

There Oughta Be A Law - Nazi Collaborator George Soros is able to "Buy" Judicial Officials in US?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 8 hours ago
*Soros was a Nazi Collaborator in his own words* George Soros. A one-man wrecking machine on Planet Earth? That appears on the surface at least to be the case. For several decades now, this guy has been able to buy currency/economic collapse, regime change, wars and "colour" revolutions all over the world. Here is an interview in the video above, with the man himself, where George Soros admits that as a young man he was a Nazi collaborator who stole belongings from Jews during the second world war. Here is his explanation for his well known "moral equivalency". "Since the media... more »

Fasting boosts stem cells’ regenerative capacity .

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 8 hours ago
A drug treatment that mimics fasting can also provide the same benefit, study finds Age-related declines in stem cell function can be reversed by a 24-hour fast, according to a new study. Biologists found fasting dramatically improves stem cells’ ability … Continue reading →

Boy Or Girl? It’s In The Father’s Genes

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 8 hours ago
A study of hundreds of years of family trees suggests a man’s genes play a role in him having sons or daughters. Men inherit a tendency to have more sons or more daughters from their parents. This means that a … Continue reading →

First 3D-printed human corneas

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 8 hours ago
The first human corneas have been 3D-printed by scientists. It means the technique could be used in the future to ensure an unlimited supply of corneas. Dr. Steve Swioklo and Professor Che Connon with a dyed cornea. The first … Continue reading →

How Walking Benefits Your Health and Longevity

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 8 hours ago
Story at-a-glance Inactivity is the fourth biggest killer of adults worldwide, responsible for 9 percent of premature deaths. Walking more, ideally daily, can go a long way toward reducing this risk Walking for 20 to 25 minutes per day has … Continue reading →

Toxic Weed Killer Found in Most Foods Sold in the US

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 8 hours ago
Story at-a-glance Between 1974 — the year glyphosate entered the U.S. market — and 2014, glyphosate use in the U.S. increased more than 250fold Few people had detectable levels of glyphosate in their urine in 1993, but by 2016, 70 … Continue reading →

Recent Study Shows How Sunscreen Causes Cancer, Not the Sun

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 8 hours ago
Did you know that despite the invention of sunscreen, cases of skin cancers are on the rise every year? Elizabeth Plourde, Ph.D., is a California-based scientist who has shown that malignant melanoma and all other skin cancers increased significantly with … Continue reading →

Important Facts on Depression: Types, Symptoms and Treatment

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 8 hours ago
Story at-a-glance Depression is a widespread global problem, with over 300 million people dealing with this severe mood disorder today Depression does not discriminate between gender, race or social status — anyone can be predisposed to it It’s normal for … Continue reading →

Creamy Keto ‘Potato’ Salad Recipe

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 8 hours ago
Are you hankering for fresh potato salad but find it too painstaking to make? This Creamy Keto “Potato” Salad from Ruled.me is the perfect dish to satisfy your cravings! This recipe swaps starchy potatoes for hearty cauliflower, drenching it in … Continue reading →

Vitamin D – Essential for Complete Wellness

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 8 hours ago
For over 15 years, I have been warning people about the dangers of not getting enough vitamin D. The best way to obtain vitamin D is by exposing your skin to direct sunlight. Of course, receiving vitamin D this way … Continue reading →

"Preacher Asks Followers To Help Buy Fourth Private Jet For $54 Million"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*"Preacher Asks Followers To Help Buy Fourth Private Jet For $54 Million"* by Tyler Durden "One would think that by the time you are buying your 4th private jet, you can afford it on your own; well in the case of US televangelist Jesse Duplantis, that's not the case: it turns out Jesse decided to share the burden of his newest toy with his followers, asking them to help fund his fourth private jet because Jesus "wouldn't be riding a donkey". In other words, Jesse Duplantis said God had told him to buy a Falcoln 7X for $54 million. And while according to BBC he was hesitant at first ... more »

Chinese College Enrollment—Prominent in Texas—May Decline After US Visa Policy Shift, Groups Warn

cmaadmin at Diverse - 8 hours ago
Changes to U.S. policy on Chinese visas may trickle down to college enrollment, officials warned, and Texas’ schools may feel some impact. The Trump administration plans to shorten the length of validity for some visas issued to Chinese citizens, the State Department said Tuesday, as President Donald Trump works to counter alleged theft of U.S. […]

University Student’s Death Was Suicide; Roommate Takes Plea

cmaadmin at Diverse - 8 hours ago
COLUMBIA, Mo. – A former roommate of a University of Missouri student who committed suicide has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in the case. The Columbia Daily Tribune reports 21-year-old Deandre Winters pleaded guilty Thursday to a misdemeanor charge of evidence tampering and will service two years of unsupervised probation. The plea came after […]

Harvard Teaming With Google to Reduce Harmful Chemical Use

cmaadmin at Diverse - 8 hours ago
BOSTON – Harvard University is teaming up with Google to reduce the use of harmful chemicals in building products and materials. Organizers say the initiative announced Wednesday targets chemicals used in consumer products like furniture and carpets that science has shown have potential negative health effects. The goal is to create a set of tools […]

European Rights Court Condemns Lithuania, Romania Over Secret CIA Prisons

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Human rights of two al-Qaeda suspects tortured by the CIA were 'violated' by Lithuania and Romania for allowing the 'black sites' in their countries, European court rules* * Abu Zubaydah and Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri captured after September 11 attack * They were sent to black sites in Romania and Lithuania between 2004 and 2006 * CIA subjected them to 'enhanced interrogation' including waterboarding * European Court of Human Rights ruled both countries violated European law * They were admonished by the court and ordered to pay each man €100,000 Romania and Lithuania v... more »

Banker's Coup in Italy Won't Stop Rebellion Against Bankrupt Empire

David at LaRouchePAC Feed - 8 hours ago
World Land-Bridge New International Economic Order Banker's Coup in Italy Won't Stop Rebellion Against Bankrupt Empire Video of Banker's Coup in Italy Won't Stop Rebellion Against Bankrupt Empire Last week, on her webcast, Helga Zepp-LaRouche pointed to the Italian crisis as a moment of truth. Would the failed bankers running the ECB overturn the results of the recent election, in which the former governing parties were smashed by a revolt of the voters, who are sick and tired of austerity and lies from their government, and bailouts and bail-ins for the banks? She said t... more »

Spanish Prime Minister Rajoy Is Expected To Be Defeated In A No-Confidence Vote On Friday. Socialists Prepare For Power

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy 'will be forced from office' on FRIDAY in humiliating no-confidence motion sparked by corruption scandal* * Vote called after Rajoy's party was caught taking bribes over public contracts * Pedro Sanchez, leader of the opposition, warned Prime Minister 'your time is up' * It now appears Sanchez has secured more than 176 votes needed to unseat Rajoy * Fatal blow came when Basque Nationalist Party turned on its former ally Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is expected to be kicked out of office when a no-confidence vote takes ... more »

Comic Samantha Bee Refers to Ivanka Trump with a Vulgar Slur

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
Samantha Bee is under fire for referring to Ivanka Trump with a vulgar word on her TBS comedy show.

Did Natalie Palmer Botes Hunt and Kill These Wolves?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
Rumors that the daughter of Walter Palmer killed several wolves on a hunting trip are unsubstantiated.

Denmark Joins Some European Nations in Banning Burqa, Niqab

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
Justice Minister Soeren Pape Poulsen said that it will be up to police officers to use their "common sense" when they see people violating the law.

Trump Escalates Fight with ABC After ‘Roseanne’ Cancellation

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
President Donald Trump escalated a feud with ABC in the wake of the cancellation of "Roseanne," tweeting at the chief executive of ABC's parent company.

How to add attractive colors to your homepage

Stefan van Dierendonck at start.me - 8 hours ago
[image: Photo by Art by Lønfeldt on Unsplash]As Google managed to monopolize the Internet, it also locked us in a dull white screen with only their primary-colored logo to provide some relief. Simple, but boring. And a prime example of sensory deprived advertising. Smart! Now we’ve established this charming little fact, we propose an alternative: why not break free from the behemoth… Read More Read More

Preacher Asking Followers for $54m Jet Shows How ‘Authority’ Can Manipulate People for Personal Gain

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
[image: authority] Televangelist Jesse Duplantis is showing the world how easy it is to abuse his authority by asking his followers to purchase him his FOURTH private jet for $54 million. The post Preacher Asking Followers for $54m Jet Shows How ‘Authority’ Can Manipulate People for Personal Gain appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Cop Arrested for Recording Himself and Fellow Cop Horrifically Beating Innocent Man in Wheelchair

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 8 hours ago
[image: wheelchair] A New Jersey cop was arrested this week for partaking in the horrific beating of a mentally ill man in a wheelchair and filming it for his personal use. The post Cop Arrested for Recording Himself and Fellow Cop Horrifically Beating Innocent Man in Wheelchair appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

U.S. To Impose Tariffs On Steel And Aluminum Imports From The EU, Mexico And Canada

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*BBC*: *US tariffs: Steel and aluminium levies slapped on key allies* The US is to impose tariffs on steel and aluminium imports from allies in Europe and North America. The US said a 25% tax on steel and 10% tax on aluminium from the EU, Mexico and Canada will start at midnight. The move immediately triggered vows of retaliation from Mexico and the EU, which called the tariffs "protectionism, pure and simple". The UK said it was "deeply disappointed" by the US decision, which followed weeks of negotiations. EU trade commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom said it was a "bad day for world... more »

Saudi Arabia: Where is bin Salman, Attack at National Guard Facility etc.,

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 8 hours ago
*Where is Mohammed Bin Salman- More then a month since he's been seen publicly.* *Saudi Arabia has released a new video. Featuring Bin Salman at some random meeting.* *The video included below with the newsweek article is not the recently released video- * *Making it's inclusion a weird choice for the article titled:* * Where’s Mohammed bin Salman? Not Dead, According to Saudi Arabia* Saudi authorities have* released new video footage of Mohammed bin Salman amid* conspiracy theories alleging the crown prince has been dead for more than a month. The undated video shows Salman chairing ... more »

Lithuania and Romania fined for helping CIA run secret prisons on their soil

Meirion Jones at The Bureau of Investigative Journalism - 8 hours ago
European Court of Human Rights censures Lithuania and Romania

World News Briefs -- May 31, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*The Guardian:* *US presses North Korea for 'historic' plan to disarm as Pompeo meets Kim aide* State department says regime must map out denuclearisation steps it is willing to take if summit is to go ahead The North Koreans will have to lay out a disarmament plan in the next few days if a planned summit between Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un is to go ahead on schedule in two weeks’ time, a senior US state department official said on Wednesday. The official was speaking in New York as the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, and a top North Korean official, Kim Yong-chol, met over ... more »

Trump Goes Full Neocon as Bolton Adds Fred Fleitz as NSC Chief of Staff

Activist Post at Activist Post - 8 hours ago
By Kurt Nimmo During the Trump campaign, I wrote a book on the influence of Frank Gaffney, the fringe neocon who has made a career... more »

Oral Argument in Georgia v. Russia (II): The Fake News Era Reaches Strasbourg

JeffreyKahn at Lawfare - 8 hours ago
On May 23, two distinguished Queen’s Counsel squared off before a Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights in a rare inter-state case on the court’s docket, *Georgia v. Russia (II)*. Over the course of a more than three hours, *Ben Emmerson QC* for Georgia and *Michael Swainston QC* for Russia (with a short intervention by the Russian representative to the court, *Mikhail Galperin*) engaged in legal combat over the relationship between international humanitarian law and international human rights law, in particular the European Convention on Human Rights that the court ... more »

HYPOCRISY: Oakland, Suing Oil Companies Over Climate Change, Fined By EPA For Polluting San Francisco Bay

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 8 hours ago
HYPOCRISY: Oakland, Suing Oil Companies Over Climate Change, Fined By EPA For Polluting San Francisco Bay Talk about being caught with your pants down: the city of Oakland, which is suing oil companies over “climate change,” has been fined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency polluting San Francisco Bay. As Heartland.org reports, in late April, … Continue reading "HYPOCRISY: Oakland, Suing Oil Companies Over Climate Change, Fined By EPA For Polluting San Francisco Bay"

Flooding really was worse in the old days!

Hifast at Climate Collections - 9 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood From The Times: Monty Python’s four Yorkshiremen, who bragged of spending their childhoods in septic tanks or at the bottom of a lake, would be delighted to discover that floods really were worse when they were lads. Since the…

Does thick first year ice on Hudson Bay mean a late date ashore for WH polar bears in 2018?

Hifast at Climate Collections - 9 hours ago
Originally posted on polarbearscience: Following up on my previous post, it appears sea ice conditions on Hudson Bay this year might be headed for a late breakup due to the dominance of thick first year ice. That would mean a relatively longer on-ice season for polar bears in Western and Southern Hudson Bay. As of…

Fundamental disagreement about climate change

Hifast at Climate Collections - 9 hours ago
Originally posted on Climate Etc.: by Judith Curry How can the fundamental disagreement about the causes of climate change be most effectively communicated? I have made numerous posts related to this topic, see especially The heart of the climate dynamics debate My specific motivation for this post is to encapsulate this disagreement in a single…

New Open Thread

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
As the old Open Thread is getting a bit long... (The old Open Thread will stay immediately below for a while to allow everyone - including me - to catch up with it). Thank you for sticking with us. Cue 'me and Sue's song': Feel free to stick with the old Open Thread if you want. I wouldn't blame you. Or even report you to Ofcom.

In the view of the ECU

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
For those who think The Two Peters (Hitchens and Oborne) are onto something when they complain about BBC bias towards the Syrian rebels, well, the BBC has conceded a fairly minor point to them and one of the Peters (Hitchens) is almost pleased: The BBC's ECU (nothing to do with the EU, by the way, despite what you might think. It means Executive Complaints Unit), has published a short statement about its ruling about BBC One's *News at Ten*: I do like the "In the view of the ECU, this sufficed to resolve the issue of complaint" bit there. That's very BBC! 'It may not be the compl... more »

Illinois Has Ratified the ERA

Gerard N. Magliocca at Balkinization - 9 hours ago
Today Illinois ratified the proposed Equal Rights Amendment to the Federal Constitution. This means that we are on the brink of a constitutional dilemma. If one more state ratifies the ERA, then there is a plausible argument that three-fourths of the states (38) have ratified. At that point, Congress will be asked to consider a joint resolution that would waive the ERA's ratification deadline (which expired in 1982) and declare the ERA part of the Constitution. I am drafting an article about these issues that I hope will be ready by the end of June. I doubt that another state will r...more »

Will global protests free Tommy Robinson? (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 9 hours ago
The Duran - News in Review - Episode 15. More The post Will global protests free Tommy Robinson? (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

A New Generation of Corporate Spinners at Ed Week

Jim Horn at Schools Matter - 9 hours ago
I read the corporate media's flagship education magazine, *Education Week *as a reliable barometer of the story lines being pushed by corporate education reformers. As in the recent coverage by reporter/editorialist, Madeline Will, who is listed on Ed Week's "Experts" page as having a bachelor's degree in journalism/political science from UNC (Class of '14). I would expect Ms. Will to move up quickly within the corporate ed reformer reporter ranks at *EW*, for she already demonstrates strong potential in bending news to fit the ideological needs of a penurious corporate edugarchy t... more »

How the US Influences other Countries Policies on UFOs

KRandle at A Different Perspective - 9 hours ago
For years, decades actually, the skeptical community has wondered how the US has been able to suppress information about UFOs in foreign lands. Why would foreign governments submit to a US demand that UFO sightings and UFO reports remain hidden behind a curtain of secrecy? The answer is probably a little more complex than I can attack here, on this blog. However… First, let me point out that during the Ghost Rocket wave that began in Finland but swept into all of Scandinavia in 1946, the Finnish government response was to suppress the news reports about them while those in Sweden ... more »

‘Feira Rio Antigo’ Street Market Returns to Lapa this Saturday

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 9 hours ago
By Beatriz Miranda, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The “Feira Rio Antigo” street market is back to Lapa this Saturday. Held at Rua do Lavradio street, this month’s edition will host a forró music show, a flea market, and visual arts, fashion and design exhibitors from 10AM to 7PM. Popularly known as “Feira […]

With US House And Two Senate Seats At Stake: Mississippi Republican Sec. Of State Has Failed To Apply For $4.5 Million Grant To Secure Elections; Strange Mississippi Connections To Russia-Brexit-Cambridge Analytica

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 9 hours ago
Two weeks before a very important Primary Election for the US Senate, the Republican Secretary of State for Mississippi, Delbert … Continue reading →

Piecing the story together

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 9 hours ago
Oh no, I thought, on seeing the BBC News website headline: Is this a BBC producer getting in trouble for egging on Frankie Boyle to make one of his more 'outrageous' anti-royal jokes? But no, the 'man' in question was just the usual Islamic fanatic preparing murderous terrorist attacks on the UK monarchy, shopping centres, the British army, sports stadiums and the UK's Jewish community. Now, as Not a Sheep notes, the BBC's online coverage has previously focused on Prince George and the sports stadiums and* hasn't *previously mentioned his calls for attacks on Britain's Jews. Eve... more »

Trump to Impose Steel Tariffs on Europe: It Could ‘Destroy’ EU’s Steel Industry

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 9 hours ago
PressTV Published on May 31, 2018 US President Donald Trump will reportedly impose taxes on European steel and aluminum imports as early as Friday. US media reports suggest last minute talks aimed at preventing the move have collapsed. Trade officials from America and Europe have been holding negotiations for weeks to exempt Europe from the import […]

EU Rages At “Unacceptable” US Tariffs, Vows Retaliation “In Coming Hours”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 9 hours ago
EU Rages At “Unacceptable” US Tariffs, Vows Retaliation “In Coming Hours” by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ Confirming expectations, Wilbur Ross announced the steel, aluminum tariffs exemptions were lifted on EU, Mexico, and Canada. This prompted angry responses from the head of the EU bloc’s executive Jean-Claude Juncker who said that the European Union will impose counter measures immediately. […]

Inflation and the "burrito index"

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 9 hours ago
I've written often enough about inflation here, most recently last month. It's a serious and growing threat, particularly because the government persistently and deliberately understates the actual rate of inflation, so that it doesn't have to pay out so much in inflation-linked indices. On that same date, I embedded the video below, in which Ed Butowski explains why he created the Chapwood Index to give a more accurate, more realistic understanding of the real rate of inflation. Now, Charles Hugh Smith (whom we've met in these pages before) updates his "Burrito Index" measure... more »

In 1968, the Navy Sent a Nuclear Submarine to Spy on Russia. It Never Returned.

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 9 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * So what happpenned? *A final theory is that the Scorpion experienced a hydrogen explosion during or immediately after charging its batteries. At the time of the explosion, the submarine was at periscope depth and likely at “Condition Baker”—the closing of watertight hatches. An anachronistic holdover from the non-nuclear days, the closing of hatches could have caused a buildup of explosive hydrogen in the battery area, a process that occurred during battery charging. A single spark from the batteries could have caused a hydrogen gas explosion that t... more »

M4 Carbine: The Gun the Army Loves to Go to War With

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 9 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * We break down the reasons why. *All that being said, the troops believe the M4 works. A 2006 CNA Corporation report surveyed U.S. Army combat veterans of Iraq and Afghanistan for their opinions on modern infantry weapons. 89 percent felt their M4 carbine was reliable in combat, and only 19 percent had experienced a stoppage in battle. 80 percent expressed confidence in their weapon. While these numbers might be good for a garrison army, keep in mind this is from troops that used their weapons in combat in some of the roughest, unforgiving environmen... more »

The Reason Why There Is No Gun on the Planet Like a Glock

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 9 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * And why they are so loved. *Glock spent considerable time working on his pistol’s “pointability,” a term that describes a pistol’s natural ability to act as an extension of the shooter’s hand and eye coordination. This makes the pistol easy to aim, translating into a more user-friendly, accurate weapon. The Walther P-38, by comparison “points badly.” Glock also concentrated on making his weapon reliable over all else, and in a competition that allowed for twenty jams in ten thousand shots, his pistol only failed once.* For much of the mid-twentieth ...more »

Step Aboard China's First Nuclear Missile Submarine. It Was a Total Disaster.

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 9 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * We breakdown all the reasons why. *While China’s first ballistic-missile submarine was meant to be a real, operational submarine and part of China’s nuclear deterrent, the obstacles encountered during construction forced lower expectations. The boat was more of a test bed, allowing China to test new underwater technologies as it gradually placed more emphasis on naval forces in general. Today the ship has been replaced by the Type 094 Jin-class submarines. Although by no means perfect (the subs have their own noise issues) the four Jin submarines ar... more »

MiniBooNE confirms LSND's anomaly calling for new neutrino species

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 9 hours ago
For decades, it's been almost clear that the neutrinos aren't quite massless. They have a tiny mass. Since the late 1990s, the measurement of the neutrino masses became the task for actual real-world experiments. These masses are most obviously seen through neutrino oscillations. One type of a neutrino automatically turns into another, and then back – the probabilities of being one or the other oscillate like a sine function between two values. There have been various experimental surprises that made it clear that the oscillations existed, indeed. The solar neutrino problem was seen... more »

Ukraine: Reporter’s Fake Murder Involved Pig’s Blood, Morgue

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
The Russian journalist who worked with Ukrainian authorities to fake his own death said that the elaborately staged murder including getting smeared in pig's blood and taken to the morgue.

Trump Says He’s Giving Full Pardon to Dinesh D’Souza

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
President Donald Trump says he will pardon conservative commentator Dinesh D'Souza who pleaded guilty to campaign finance fraud.

Trump Was High Of Adderall, Suffering From Amphetamine Psychosis, When He Made Up "Spy-Gate"

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
The idea of of South Carolina pinhead is being used as the arbiter of FBI fairness is pretty scary, but with Trey Gowdy, still chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, getting ready for his last few months in Congress, it appears he's been gradually shedding his extreme partisan coat. After the Nunes' circus at the Justice Department over Trump's manufactured ridiculous Spy-Gate "scandal," Gowdy left the briefing to declare that the FBI acted properly by deploying an informant to gather information from the Kremlin operatives-- Carter Page and George Papado... more »

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- May 31, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping shake hands during a meeting on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Danang, Vietnam November 10, 2017. Xi and Putin have become closer as President Donald Trump attempts to isolate them with sanctions. /Konstantin Zavrazhin/Kremlin/Sputnik/Reuters *Newsweek: **Russia and China Declare Closer Military Ties in 'New Stage' As They Resist U.S.* Russia and China—the two leading rivals of the U.S. military—vowed in their latest meeting to pursue new defense ties as they faced heightened pressure from Washington in the fo... more »

These 5 organizations are the reason cannabis is still a crime

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 10 hours ago
Phillip Schneider, Staff Writer at Waking Times It’s often half-jokingly said that if there was one thing that could bring Americans together, it would be cannabis. That might seem a little farfetched at first, but once you discover how many people want cannabis legalized, it will make sense. As of 2018, nine states allow recreation use in some form, […] The post These 5 organizations are the reason cannabis is still a crime appeared first on Health Nut News.

Whole Foods backs off mandatory GMO labeling

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 10 hours ago
Austin, Texas-based Whole Foods is pulling back on their initial plan to require GMO labeling for all foods sold in stores, by September. However, A.C. Gallo, chief operations officer, says this isn’t a “permanent cancellation of the initiative.” RELATED STORY: CBS: Amazon and Whole Foods unveil new price cuts for Prime members Whole Foods announced the mandatory […] The post Whole Foods backs off mandatory GMO labeling appeared first on Health Nut News.

More than just pretty flowers, these medicinal blooms rock

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 10 hours ago
By Dr. Mercola More than just a colorful flower that is easy to grow, nasturtium is valued as a tasty, edible plant known for its peppery tang. As the name suggests, you can be “nasty” to nasturtiums because they do well in lean soil and thrive when somewhat neglected. Whether you are looking for nasturtiums […] The post More than just pretty flowers, these medicinal blooms rock appeared first on Health Nut News.

Charity for Syria? Holding ‘Hope Hospital’ Accountable

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 10 hours ago
*Steven Sahiounie* | There are some serious problems with The Guardian's recent feel-good piece on the latest celebrated medical charity 'working for Syria'.

Brazil’s Holiday Weekend Plans Canceled Due to Strike

Lise Alves at The Rio Times - 10 hours ago
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The nine-day nationwide protest by truck drivers in Brazil not only led to a shortage of fresh produce at supermarkets and long lines at gas stations, but the cancellation of hotel reservations for the Corpus Christi holiday. Cities, large and small, are reporting cancellations […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Thursday, May 31, 2018

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 10 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Thursday, and below there is a list of bars and pubs that are always a good option. PARTY: The Love Boat Party (Copacabana) – The Love Boat Party at Copacabana’s New Mariuzinn will help anyone get ready for the weekend. The party will have an open bar […]

5 Compelling Reasons Why The OK City Shooting Has Disappeared From Headlines

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: HEADLINES] When an off-duty security guard opened fire inside of a restaurant, he was stopped by armed citizens—and there are a few reasons why the story has vanished from headlines. The post 5 Compelling Reasons Why The OK City Shooting Has Disappeared From Headlines appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

The chilling effect: investor-state dispute settlement, graphic health warnings, the plain packaging of tobacco products, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership

bilaterals.org - 10 hours ago
31-May-2018 Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) poses significant challenges in respect of tobacco control, public health, human rights, and sustainable development.

Free trade accord signed with Canada

bilaterals.org - 10 hours ago
31-May-2018 Israel and Canada signed a new free trade agreement.

Uncertainty is pushing the EU to speed up its trade deals

bilaterals.org - 10 hours ago
31-May-2018 Worried about the future of global trade, the European Union is seeking to negotiate as many free trade agreements as it can.

The new draft Dutch BIT: what does it mean for investor mailbox companies?

bilaterals.org - 10 hours ago
31-May-2018 The Netherlands has released a new draft investment treaty for public comment.

5 Ways Your Thyroid Impacts Heart Health (Video)

thedrswolfson at The Drs. Wolfson - 10 hours ago
Watch time: 2 minutes 2 seconds In this video, Cardiologist Dr. Jack Wolfson explains why a healthy thyroid is essential to good cardiovascular health. By watching this video, you will learn: The importance of the thyroid to healthy heart function. 5 ways the thyroid impacts heart healthy How an abnormal thyroid impacts weight and high […] The post 5 Ways Your Thyroid Impacts Heart Health (Video) appeared first on The Drs. Wolfson.


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 10 hours ago
I subscribed to the *London Review of Books *for a year. I wanted something left-wing to balance my subscription to the right-wing *Spectator*. (Beat *that* for impartiality, BBC!). So it's pleasing that others are now finding the *LRB* worth a read, thanks to a long and fascinating piece there about the Grenfell Tower disaster by author and *LRB* editor-at-large Andrew O'Hagan. It's one of those pieces that, *if correct*, should be used in university media departments to show how poor and irresponsible mainstream media reporting can be - for* if* what Andrew O'Hagan says is corre... more »

GAPS IN CHICAGO: Chicago's schools have been on the move!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 10 hours ago
*THURSDAY, MAY 31, 2018Part 3—A somewhat arcane report:* Based upon our most reliable data, it's easy to see that Chicago's schools have been performing much better. We refer to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (Naep), the long-standing federal testing program which is often called "America's Report Card." There have been rampant cheating episodes on some state testing programs. Some state testing programs have been poorly constructed. In the forty-plus years since the Naep's inception, it has been assumed that the Naep is competently constructed—and that it's much... more »

Join Spirit Resistance Radio and Censored News at Hopi Cultural Center for Coffee and Talk Today

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 10 hours ago
Join Spirit Resistance Radio and Censored News at Hopi Cultural Center for Coffee and Talk Today, Thursday, May 31, 2018 Govinda and I are at Hopi Cultural Center Restaurant, and would like to invite others to join us for coffee and talk, for Spirit Resistance Radio and Censored News this morning, and until noon, Thursday. We're preparing to broadcast and report live from Dine' CARE's

New Assad Interview – Syria Will Be Liberated With Or Without Americans

Brandon Turbeville at Activist Post - 10 hours ago
By Brandon Turbeville Fresh on the heels of a string of victories over Western-backed terrorists in areas where they have been entrenched for years, Syrian... more »

Iraq Election Commission Discards 1,000 More Voting Stations

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 10 hours ago
The controversy over Iraq’s May 2018 election took another turn. The Iraqi Election Commission (IEC) announced that it was cancelling the votes from over 1,000 voting stations. This comes as the parliament met for a second time demanding the government and courts take action on the numerous fraud charges. For the second time, the Iraqi Election Commission cancelled the votes from polling stations. The votes from 1,021 stations were thrown out. 102 of them had serious complaints in Irbil, Anbar, Bhagdad, Ninewa and Salahaddin, which led to the Commission to investigate them. Anothe... more »

This Day in Iraqi History - May 31

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 10 hours ago
1915 British forces set out to capture Amarah from Ottomans 1931 Iraq made first payment of oil revenues to Turkey in return for giving up claims to Mosul 1932 Kurdish revolt led by Barzanji put down by RAF 1941 Mayor of Baghdad worked out peace treaty with British surrendering city 1941 Yunis Sabawi pro-Nazi leader appointed himself governor of southern Iraq and told Jews to stay in homes 1941 Ger Amb to Iraq told Berlin UK-Iraq armistice signed False rumor British seized Mosul airport forced ambassador to flee to Syria 1941 German High Command... more »

Is The CIA Trying To Torpedo The U.S. - North Korean Summit?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Elizabeth Lea Vos, Zero Hedge/Disobedient Media:** CIA Undermines North Korea Summit By Leaking Report To Media Asset* Just as it was reported that the summit between the United States and North Korea was back on and that Kim Young Chol, the Vice Chairman of North Korea was on his way to New York to meet with officials in preparation for the June 12 summit, the CIA leaked an intelligence assessment concluding that “North Korea does not intend to give up its nuclear weapons any time soon.” The timing of this leak is striking, as it seems to be an effort to undermine negotiations be... more »

The Hidden Stakes Behind Venezuela’s Presidential Election

Thierry MEYSSAN at OrientalReview.org - 10 hours ago
Even before the results of the vote were published, Washington announced the promulgation of a «Presidential decree forbidding certain supplementary operations concerning Venezuela». Faced with the reality of the result, there was silence. What possible pursuit could be undertaken to advance the plan for the destruction of states and societies in the region? The post The Hidden Stakes Behind Venezuela’s Presidential Election appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Amazon Echo Story Illustrates Dangers of Putting Surveillance Devices in Your Home

C. Mitchell Shaw at rss - 10 hours ago
[image: amazon-echo-story-illustrates-dangers-of-putting-surveillance-devices-in-your-home] With the report that Amazon’s Echo recorded a family’s private conversation and sent the audio file to a person in the family’s contact list, privacy concerns about the Internet of Things (IoT) are in the news again.

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