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Thomas Paine

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Friday, May 4, 2018

4 May - Blogs I'm Following 1 of 2

11:00 pm MDT

Here Is The F-22 Production Restart Study That Examines What Is Necessary To Put The Super-Fighter Back Into Production

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 53 minutes ago
Lockheed Martin *The Warzone/The Drive:* *Here’s The F-22 Production Restart Study The USAF Has Kept Secret For Over A Year* We finally see the study that was oddly classified on arrival and it has new relevance based on Japan's desire for a new stealth fighter. Axing F-22 production at just 187 examples has become one of the most hotly debated and controversial defense procurement-related decisions of our time. Today, it is widely viewed, even among the USAF's brass, that this decision—made a decade ago—was near-sighted and we continue to find out new information as to how exactl... more »

Congresswomen Won't Be Safe With A Drunken Gil Cisneros Wandering Around Capitol Hill

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
*Cisneros keeps threatening to sue everyone; he's just like another Republican: Trump* I've been writing about Gil Cisneros' hopes to buy an Orange County congressional seat he doesn't live in for about a year now-- and I've been talking with DCCC staffers for that long about it as well. Why the hell would they be pushing a conservative "ex"-Republican carpetbagger as incompetent and foolish as Cisneros when there were so many better candidates running in the district? And Cisneros has proven it again. Melissa Fazli is running for the state Assembly now (HD 55) after having run for... more »

Sex Edu 2.0: Rape Porn Race And Gender In Asperger Scientistic Analysis Wielding Occams Razor

Sascha Vongehr at Science 2.0 blogs - 1 hour ago
What is your sexual fetish, your kinkiest perversion? Are you a pedophile for enjoying blondes rather than feet? Analyzing where a system, such as a brain, “fails”, say after removing a subsystem by injury, can reveal how the system normally functions, what the system can no longer do. Separated connections dangle in the air still trying to function, and you can look right at them. read more

Important highway near East Ghouta to be reopened

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 hour ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 A.M.) – The imperative Damascus-Homs Highway is expected to be reopened soon, as the government finishes the repairs along this major roadway that is located near the East Ghouta region. According to a local source in Damascus, the Damascus-Homs Highway is estimated to be reopened by the end of the month. The […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

First glimpses from ISIS controlled Yarmouk Camp

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 1 hour ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 A.M.) – The battle for the Yarmouk Camp in southern Damascus is underway, with the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their Palestinian allies taking the offensive against the Islamic State (ISIS) forces. What was once home to tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees is now but a ghost town that is mostly […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Lockheed Martin Has Provided The Japanese Government With Intel On How The F-22 Raptor Is Designed

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
A Lockheed Martin F-22 fighter at the Royal International military air show at Fairford, Britain, on July 8, 2016. © Reuters *Nikkei Asian Review*: *F-22 technology offered to Japan for next-generation fighter* Lockheed plays into Washington's strategy of using weapons to balance trade TOKYO -- U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin has approached Japan with plans for a next-generation fighter jet based on its elite F-22 stealth fighter, demonstrating both Washington's trust in Tokyo as a defense partner and its eagerness to balance the scales on trade with expensive equipment. ... more »

"Stormy news won't move the needle on Trump". And you're surprised?

Yastreblyansky at No More Mister Nice Blog - 2 hours ago
Oxford-Cambridge goat race, 24 March 2018, via londontown.com. This sequence goes from dismal to somewhere productive: Democratic pollster on why Stormy news won’t move the needle on Trump: “people have concluded he’s a liar. he lies every day. people know it. the world hasn’t come to an end” https://t.co/ClKEujrm3t — John Harwood (@JohnJHarwood) May 4, 2018 This is true and has wide political implications. Because knowledge of Trump's dishonesty is baked in, there's no more marginal votes to be gained from emphasizing it. His lies should be corrected but Democrats need to focus on... more »

What’s that? There’s a glitzy building around the corner emblazoned with the Trump name? There goes the neighborhood!

The New York Crank at No More Mister Nice Blog - 2 hours ago
Uh oh! Trouble in Glitzville! Since Donald Trump became president, “…Trump branded buildings in New York have lagged behind the luxury market, selling for about 6.6 percent less than the average Manhattan condominium in 2017,” reports the New York Times. *A rose by any other name * *might actually stink —* *and Trump ain’t no rose* What’s that? You mean those big, glitzy, golden, all-capital letters, spelling out the name “TRUMP” on buildings actually *decrease *property values? Evidently. You might as well put the name “CRAP” or “TURDS” or some such on on a building and hope some... more »

South Korean President Moon And President Trump To Discuss North Korea At May 22 Summit In Washington DC

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
President Trump with President Moon Jae-in of South Korea at the White House. Credit Pete Marovich for The New York Times *Bloomberg:* *Trump to Meet Moon May 22 Ahead of Planned North Korea Summit* South Korean President Moon Jae-In plans to travel to Washington May 22 in advance of a historic planned summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the White House said Friday. Trump and his national security team will welcome Moon to the White House as they prepare for a meeting with Kim that could happen in a matter of weeks. Trump told reporters Friday... more »

"Finding the Place You Belong: Where the Soul Is"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
*"Finding the Place You Belong: Where the Soul Is"* by Madisyn Taylor, The DailyOM "There will likely be times in your life when your soul evolves more quickly than your circumstances. There will likely be times in your life when your soul evolves more quickly than your circumstances. Your subconscious mind may be ready to move forward long before you recognize that you are destined to embrace a new way of life. Your soul intuitively understands that changing habitats can be a vital part of the growth process and that there may be one part of you that is eager to move to another ho... more »

NBC Forced Staffers to Support Brokaw Amid Sex Flap?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
RT America Published on May 3, 2018 Legendary news anchor Tom Brokaw is under fire for alleged sexual misconduct with a colleague in the 1990’s. NBC is facing allegations of coercion and intimidation, for forcing staffers to voice support for Brokaw. RT America’s Manila Chan has the story. end

Smoking Gun: 2021 – The Year of Collapse — Lynette Zang

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Smoking Gun: 2021 – The Year of Collapse — Lynette Zang by SGTreport: You know about the crimes of the untouchable international banks, including the rigging of LIBOR rates which dwarfs even the magnitude of their precious metals markets manipulation. Well, it’s gotten so bad that the banks are attempting to ditch LIBOR all together by […]

Iran Isn’t Violating the Nuclear Agreement — America Is

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Iran Isn’t Violating the Nuclear Agreement — America Is by Darius Shahtahmasebi, http://theantimedia.com/ (ANTIMEDIA Op-ed) — On Monday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave his most grandiose anti-Iranian performance to date, revealing what he believed was direct proof that Iran “lied” about its nuclear program. This isn’t the first time Netanyahu has overhyped the threat of Iran’s non-existent nuclear weapons program. He […]

9/11: The Great Illusion (Documentary) — Endgame of the Illuminati — Our Choice: Fear or Love?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Restorating Eden Published on Apr 27, 2014 This important film will help open your friends’ and family’s eyes to the great illusion that the mainstream media has created around the September 11th attacks. end

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

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
As Iran Drops the Dollar, US Court Orders Them to Pay $6B to Victims of 9/11 — Despite No Evidence by Matt Agorist, https://www.activistpost.com/ On Tuesday, a federal judge in New York ordered Iran to pay $6 billion to victims of the 9/11 terror attacks. This ruling comes despite the fact that none of the hijackers […]

This Is Why America Needs Tons of Nuclear Weapons

Zachary Keck at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Zachary Keck* *Security, North America* A sad, but very important, reality. There is a widely acknowledged gap between policy making and academic theory. As Paul Nitze once observed: *Most of what has been written and taught under the heading of “political science”by Americans since World War II has been contrary to experience and common sense. It has also been of limited value, if not counterproductive, as a guide to the actual conduct of policy.* This gap is especially pronounced in the realm of nuclear strategy. In academia, nuclear scholars have consistently argued that nu... more »

The T-35 Was Russia's Deadly Land Battleship (And a Total Disaster)

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Europe* A tank you may not know—and for a very specific reason. Recently, a Russian military museum in Sverdlovsk unveiled a moving replica T-35 tank, recreating one of the largest tanks ever to see combat, though only *very* briefly. Indeed, a few dozen T-35s charged straight into the largest tank battle in history—and none came back. Overtaxed transmission and faulty clutches proved a greater nemesis than armor-piercing shells. *Soviet Land Ironclad* In his 1903 short story, science fiction writer H.G. Wells imagined that the wars of the future wo... more »

The 5 Best .38 Special Handguns on the Planet (Ruger and Colt Made the Cut)

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, North America* What would you pick? The .38 Special is one of the most durable cartridges in history. Introduced in 1898 as the .38 Smith & Wesson Special, it was meant to upgrade the U.S. Army’s firepower. The Army’s .38 Long Colt cartridge proved mediocre at stopping Philippine insurgents in close-quarters combat—the .38 Special was one proposed remedy. Although the Army eventually chose a different caliber (the .45 ACP), .38 Special eventually became one of the most popular cartridges in America. The .38 Special became popular with police in the De... more »

Will Germany and France Develop Europe's First Stealth Fighter?

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Europe* Could this really happen? The French *Armée de l’Aire *and the German Luftwaffe are at a crossroads: by now, both countries have established their respective 4.5-generation fighters into service, the Dassault Rafale and the Eurofighter Typhoon. Both highly capable jets are planned to remain operational for at least two more decades. However, the European leaders lack true fifth-generation stealth aircraft to replace them—and no such plane is close to being developed, as embarking on such a project would be monstrously expensive. Indeed, Jap... more »

In This 1 Battle America's Old-School Battleships Got Revenge for Pearl Harbor

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Asia* This battle at sea made history—for many reasons. In the distance, they could see the jagged flashes of lightning, an incoming squall in the dark. Just before the rain arrived, so did St. Elmo’s Fire, and the gun barrels and radio antennas on the PT boats crackled with blue sparks and streamers of static electricity. Then there was another lightning flash, and suddenly Lieutenant (j.g.) Terry Chambers, the executive officer of *PT-491* saw them—a column of seven Japanese warships advancing in the dark, headed for Surigao Strait and the w... more »

From Beirut to Baghdad: Elections, Iran and the Future of the Middle East

Seth J. Frantzman at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Seth J. Frantzman* *Security, Middle East* [image: A fully-veiled woman shows her ink-stained finger at a polling station during voting for Iraqi parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. Iraqis headed to the polls on Wednesday in their first national election since U.S. forces withdrew from Iraq in 2011, with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki seeking a third term amid rising violence. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani] Iraq’s saturation with Iranian influence is at a peak. Now Iran’s allies risk fighting against each other or overplaying their post–election hands in a fit of hubris. ...more »

Trump Turns Tragedy into Triumph in Korea

Douglas Macgregor at The National Interest - 3 hours ago
*Douglas Macgregor* *Security, Asia* [image: U.S. President Donald Trump talks to the media as he heads to the Marine One helicopter as he departs the White House to visit Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Washington, U.S. December 21, 2017. REUTERS/Jim Bourg] Trump must act to curb Washington’s appetite for involvement everywhere—regardless of its connection to U.S. security—and focus American military power with greater precision. In any conflict, political, military or economic, the greatest challenge of presidential leadership is to recognize when the moment has... more »

Former U.S. Secretary Of State John Kerry Trying To Salvage The Iranian Nuclear Deal

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Jawad Zarif (R) as they arrive to resume nuclear negotiations in Montreux March 2, 2015. Reuters/Evan Vucci/Pool *Boston Globe:* *Kerry quietly seeking to salvage Iran deal he helped craft* WASHINGTON — John Kerry’s bid to save one of his most significant accomplishments as secretary of state took him to New York on a Sunday afternoon two weeks ago, where, more than a year after he left office, he engaged in some unusual shadow diplomacy with a top-ranking Iranian official. He sat down at the Uni... more »

US is FURIOUS Turkey bought Russian S-400 Missiles – State Dept.

Matfey Shaheen at The Duran - 4 hours ago
‘You’re only supposed to buy NATO weapons’ More The post US is FURIOUS Turkey bought Russian S-400 Missiles – State Dept. appeared first on The Duran.

Should we celebrate Karl Marx on his 200th birthday?

Barbara Foley, Distinguished Professor of English and American Studies, Rutgers University Newark at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 4 hours ago
A scholar of literary radicalism asks whether Marx's writings are at all relevant to the world's struggles with inequality today and why he's no longer being relegated to the dustbin of history.

Tonight's Movie Is 'A Farewell To Arms'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
From *Wikipedia*: A Farewell to Arms is a 1957 American DeLuxe Color CinemaScope drama film directed by Charles Vidor. The screenplay by Ben Hecht, based in part on a 1930 play by Laurence Stallings, was the second feature film adaptation of Ernest Hemingway's 1929 semi-autobiographical novel of the same name. It was the last film produced by David O. Selznick. An earlier film version, A Farewell to Arms starred Gary Cooper and Helen Hayes. *Read more* .... more »

Will Señor Trumpanzee Fight To The Death-- Or Even Start A Civil War?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
Steve Vladeck, Benjamin Wittes of Lawfare looked into the reality of Mueller being able to subpoena Señor Trumpanzee since it doesn't look like he's going to come voluntarily. This is, clearly, a fully criminalized presidency-- a kakistocracy that doesn't buy into the idea that no man is above the law. Trump and his rotten regime are absolutely willing to undermine every American institution to save his worthless hide. The possibility that Special Counsel Robert Mueller might issue a subpoena to President Trump to compel him to testify before a federal grand jury has, understanda... more »

California Now the Fifth-Largest Economy in the World

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
All economic sectors except agriculture contributed to California's higher gross domestic product, according to new federal data.

Are Two-Headed Sharks Terrorizing the Ocean?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 5 hours ago
A number of outlets reported on the discovery of a two-headed shark fetus by sharing doctored images of fully-grown sharks with two heads.

Climate and Security: Bridging the Policy-Academic Gap

Josh Busby at Duck of Minerva - 5 hours ago
In March, I argued that the connections between climate change and security are complex, contingent, and not fully understood. Most of the academic literature has firmly focused on conflict onset with the broader security consequences largely understudied . For policy audiences, the nuance can be frustrating. It is difficult to know what to do with […]

Musical Interlude: Two Steps From Hell, “Evergreen Extended”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Two Steps From Hell, “Evergreen Extended” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGYsq7cbVZA Play with the music... relax, take a few deep breaths and close your eyes. Let the music conjure whatever images it does, and watch and enjoy...

Colombia: Balance agridulce en seis años del TLC con Estados Unidos

bilaterals.org - 5 hours ago
04-May-2018 Solo en 2016 y 2017 hubo crecimiento de las exportaciones nacionales y la balanza comercial es deficitaria desde 2014.

Colombia: Mineras y firmas demandan al Estado por US$ 5.000 millones

bilaterals.org - 5 hours ago
04-May-2018 Glencore, Eco Oro, Red Eagle y Galway Mining adelantan procesos arbitrales.

El Perú le ganó a REPSOL Laudo Arbitral por 16 millones de dólares en el CIADI

bilaterals.org - 5 hours ago
04-May-2018 "El Tribunal Arbitral decide por unanimidad que las Demandantes deben pagar a Perupetro intereses sobre el monto de los daños a una tasa equivalente al 6.25% desde la fecha en que debió haberse pagado hasta la fecha de pago total, sobre saldos insolutos"

The World Viewed In Maps

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 5 hours ago
25 maps of the world that put things in various perspectives. Continue reading →

Musical Interlude: Juzzie Smith, “Bluesberry Jam”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Awesome one man blues band Juzzie Smith, “Bluesberry Jam” - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vikmUQZpGQ

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“Like delicate cosmic petals, these clouds of interstellar dust and gas have blossomed 1,300 light-years away in the fertile star fields of the constellation Cepheus. Sometimes called the Iris Nebula and dutifully cataloged as NGC 7023 this is not the only nebula in the sky to evoke the imagery of flowers. Still, this remarkable image shows off the Iris Nebula's range of colors and symmetries in impressive detail. Within the Iris, dusty nebular material surrounds a hot, young star. * Click image for larger size.* The dominant color of the brighter reflection nebula is blue, characte... more »

Chet Raymo, “In Place of Belief”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“In Place of Belief”* by Chet Raymo “A lightning storm the other night, slipping down from Florida. For an hour we sat on the terrace and watched the northern sky blaze with pyrotechnics, the best we'd ever seen, almost continuous rivers of electricity streaming between the clouds, clouds heaped like mountains and lit from within. After some particularly sky-filling explosions we could not resist applause. From horizon to horizon, from Andros to San Salvador the streamers ran, trailing their rumbles of far-off thunder. So much energy! Energy entirely beyond the human capacity to c... more »

"Not Much Mental Distance..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“A man who has blown all his options can't afford the luxury of changing his ways. He has to capitalize on whatever he has left, and he can't afford to admit - no matter how often he's reminded of it - that every day of his life takes him farther and farther down a blind alley. Very few toads in this world are Prince Charmings in disguise. Most are simply toads... and they are going to stay that way. Toads don't make laws or change any basic structures, but one or two rooty insights can work powerful changes in the way they get through life. A toad who believes he got a raw deal bef... more »

Musical interlude

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 5 hours ago
Kikagaku Moyo - Kodama

UK Green Investment Falls 56% As Govt Subsidies End

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 5 hours ago
More spin from the renewable lobby: Law firm TLT report says market adapting to government policy changes 02/05/2018 Green energy investments fell 56% in 2017 on the back of government policy changes ending onshore wind and solar subsidies, according to a report from law firm TLT. The ‘Clean Energy Investment Trends 2018’ report said that […]

Commentaries, Analysis, And Editorials -- May 4, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
China's movement of missiles to Subi Reef, in the Spratly Islands, has angered other nations. (Reuters: Francis Malasig) *Anne Barker, ABC News Online*: *China's missiles in the South China Sea puts the United States and Australia in a difficult position* China's deployment of missiles to the disputed Spratly Islands shows Beijing is serious about exerting long-term domination and control over the South China Sea, and has no intention of keeping its promise not to militarise the contested area. The placement of anti-ship missiles and surface-to-air missiles — if confirmed — will f... more »

US Navy launches airstrikes from Mediterranean for first time in months

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 A.M.) – For the first time in months, the U.S. Navy has launched airstrikes from the eastern Mediterranean in order to target the Islamic State’s (ISIS) positions in eastern Syria. “The Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) commenced air operations May 3, 2018, in support of Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR),” the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Yemen: Thousands rally in Sana’a against Jerusalem Embassy move

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:15 A.M.) – A pro-Palestinian demonstration was held in San’a on Friday with thousands voicing their anger over US President Donald Trump’s decision to move the US’s Israeli Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. People held Palestinian and Yemeni flags, expressing their support for the Palestinian people. “We are standing by their side […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

UK to continue support of White Helmets in Syria: Foreign Office

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
The United Kingdom will continue to support the activities of the White Helmets organization in war-torn Syria, a Foreign Office spokesperson told Sputnik on Friday commenting on the reported suspension of assistance to the non-governmental group by Washington. “The UK remains committed to supporting the White Helmets and the vital work they do, providing life-saving […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Rebels surrender large quantity of heavy weapons in southern Damascus (photos)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:00 A.M.) – The rebel forces in southern Damascus have surrendered a large quantity of heavy weapons that they previously used to fight the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their allies. According to military report in Damascus, the rebel forces handed over their medium and heavy weapons to the Syrian Army before they […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russia: OPCW inspectors complete work in Douma – MoD

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 5 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:35 A.M.) – ‘A group of experts from the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons completed its work, checking information on the alleged chemical attack’ in the Syrian city of Douma, Russian Ministry of Defence Chief Spokesperson Igor Konashenkov said in a briefing in Moscow on Friday. “Officers of the Russian Centre […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

X22 Report, “The Message Is Clear, Warnings Have Been Issued”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
X22 Report, “The Message Is Clear, Warnings Have Been Issued” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BLRvOuZuli0

Trump and Mueller Are Headed for a Major Showdown

W. James Antle III at The National Interest - 6 hours ago
*W. James Antle III* *Politics, North America* The hiring of Emmet Flood, a lawyer who skillfully represented Bill Clinton during impeachment, George W. Bush and Dick Cheney, signals a willingness to deploy more firepower against Mueller. Former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo emerged from his interview with special counsel Robert Mueller’s team with a warning for the president. "It's clear they are still really focused on Russia collusion," Caputo said. "They know more about the Trump campaign than anyone who ever worked there." Sounding as if he had seen a ghost, Caputo dre... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Wakefield, Kansas, USA. Thanks for stopping by!

"After All..."

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

Thomas Sowell, "Random Thoughts, Looking Back, And Farewell"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Random Thoughts, Looking Back, And Farewell"* by Thomas Sowell "Any honest man, looking back on a very long life, must admit- even if only to himself- being a relic of a bygone era. Having lived long enough to have seen both "the greatest generation" that fought World War II and the gratingest generation that we see all around us today, makes being a relic of the past more of a boast than an admission. Not everything in the past was admirable. Poet W.H. Auden called the 1930s "a low dishonest decade." So were the 1960s, which launched many of the trends we are experiencing so pai... more »

"The Idiot Culture"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
"We are in the process of creating what deserves to be called the idiot culture. Not an idiot sub-culture, which every society has bubbling beneath the surface and which can provide harmless fun; but the culture itself. For the first time, the weird and the stupid and the coarse are becoming our cultural norm, even our cultural ideal." - Carl Bernstein

"K-12: Let the Peasants Eat Popcorn"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"K-12: Let the Peasants Eat Popcorn"* By Bruce Deitrick Price "Back when I taught at UCLA, I was constantly amazed at how little so many students knew. Finally, I could no longer restrain myself from asking a student the question that had long puzzled me: 'What were you doing for the last 12 years before you got here?'" - Thomas Sowell "Andrew Carnegie made billions in steel, sold his business, and switched to philanthropy. He built 2,500 libraries, at least. In his 1889 essay 'The Gospel of Wealth,' he said that "the rich have a moral obligation to distribute their money in ways... more »

Gregory Mannarino, “5/4/18 Post Market Wrap Up: This Is About To Get Very Interesting!”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Gregory Mannarino, “5/4/18 Post Market Wrap Up: This Is About To Get Very Interesting!” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L35iqxjJUUU ◆ "This Is About To Get Very Interesting!” Indeed it is...

Trump Cuts Off Funding For Syria's 'White Helmets'

Tyler Durden at 6 hours ago
[image: undefined] The Trump State Department has frozen funding to the controversial Syrian aid group known as the White Hemlets, a non-governmental organization (NGO) which provided the sole evidence that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad reportedly used chemical weapons on his own people in an April 7 attack on the city of Douma, according to CBS News. Having not received U.S. funding in recent weeks, White Helmets are questioning what this means for the future. They have received no formal declaration from the U.S. government that the monetary assistance has come to a full halt... more »

World News Briefs -- May 4, 2018 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Israeli troops fire shots, tear gas at Gaza protesters, 1,100 Palestinians hurt* Israeli troops fired live rounds and tear gas at Palestinians who thronged the Gaza-Israel frontier and rampaged at a border terminal on Friday as part of a long-running protest, injuring about 1,100 people. Medics said around 82 people were shot and wounded with live fire, another 800 treated for gas inhalation and the rest for other injuries along the Gaza side of the 25-mile border fence, where Palestinians set up tent encampments on March 30 for what they call “The Great March of Retu... more »

Middle Finger Symphony Theater

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 6 hours ago
** No Tuxedos Required ** Brought To You By *BLUESJUNKY:* Chair of Music - Middle Finger Symphony Theater Music Director

Did Donald Trump Establish a ‘Religious Office’ in the White House?

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
A Facebook meme gets the basic facts right, but misses some important context.

Does the Honey Browser Extension Work?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
Is the browser extension Honey (which automatically applies coupons and finds deals) real or a scam?

Christian Churches Will Now Be Permitted In Saudi Arabia?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*Daily Mail*: *Saudi Arabia 'agrees deal with Vatican to build churches for Christians living in the Muslim country'* * Middle Eastern media has reported a deal between Saudi Arabia and the Vatican * The supposed deal would see the Saudi government help Christian worshippers * Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran has visited Saudi Arabia and met the royals this year Saudi Arabia has agreed a deal with the Vatican to build churches for Christian worshippers in the Arab country, it is claimed by Middle Eastern media. If confirmed, the supposed agreement between Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran an... more »

‘Windows NOT Broken’: New Body Cam of Vegas Shooting Raises Even More Questions

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 7 hours ago
The body camera footage that has been released from the officers who responded to the Las Vegas shooting shows that they claimed no windows were broken in Paddock's hotel room. The post ‘Windows NOT Broken’: New Body Cam of Vegas Shooting Raises Even More Questions appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Musical Interlude: John Lee Hooker, “Boogie Chillun”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
John Lee Hooker, “Boogie Chillun” With Ry Cooder, Carlos Santana, Charlie Musselwhite, Bonnie Raitt, Robert Cray - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBkAAVEwx5s-

"How It Really Is"

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

"Eventually You Understand..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
"That's where it all begins. That's where we all get screwed big time as we grow up. They tell us to think, but they don't really mean it. They only want us to think within the boundaries they define. The moment you start thinking for yourself- really thinking- so many things stop making any sense. And if you keep thinking, the whole world just falls apart. Nothing makes sense anymore. All rules, traditions, expectations- they all start looking so fake, so made up. You want to just get rid of all this stuff and make things right. But the moment you say it, they tell you to shut up a... more »

Canadian Case and Sovereignty Under NAFTA

Steve Byas at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: canada-case-and-sovereignty-under-nafta] While free-market Americans might think the decision by the Federal Court of Canada is something to like, they should consider the implications for America's national sovereignty.

UK Elections, Brexit Sabotage, UKIP’s Collapse

William F. Jasper at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: uk-elections-brexit-sabotage-ukip-s-collapse] As British voters went to the polls May 3 to fill thousands of local council seats, globalists continued efforts to sabotage the Brexit, and UKIP (United Kingdom Independence Party) collapsed.

UC-Berkeley Report on Free Speech Concludes that 2017 Riots Were Conservatives’ Fault

James Murphy at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: uc-berkeley-report-on-free-speech-concludes-that-2017-riots-were-conservatives-fault] A panel convened by UC-Berkeley to study free speech on the campus concluded that the violence associated with conservative speakers in 2017 was the fault of the conservatives themselves — not the leftist thugs who perpetrated the riots.

Latest Poll: Republicans Likely to Gain at Least Six Senate Seats in November

Bob Adelmann at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: latest-poll-republicans-likely-to-gain-at-least-six-senate-seats-in-november] Momentum for Republicans in November election continues to grow.

Tips & Notices May 2018

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 7 hours ago
Tips & Notices - May 2018 Continue reading →

Carbon Tax: A Free Market Solution to Climate Change?

Content Multimedia - 8 hours ago
By Vance Ginn, Trey Berthelot

The Tesab 1860

cefrith@hotmail.com at Charles Frith - 8 hours ago
Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced

President Trump: Time And Place For North Korea Meeting Has Been Decided

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Daily Mail/Reuters: **We've got a time and place for my summit with Kim Jong Un boasts Trump but he says U.S. troops in South Korea are NOT on the table for talks* * President Trump says that the time and location for the summit meeting with North Korea's dictator has been settled and will be announce 'soon' * Last month Kim met South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the Peace House in the DMZ and Trump had floated a second summit in the zone on Twitter * President will push for Kim to give up his nuclear weapons program in its entirety during the meeting * Trump said Friday that ... more »

“Gonzaga Warns Against Cinco de Mayo Partying By ‘Non-Mexican Indviduals’"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“Gonzaga Warns Against Cinco de Mayo * *Partying By ‘Non-Mexican Indviduals’"* by Ben McDonald “Worried that “non-Mexican individuals” might partake of Cinco de Mayo festivities, Gonzaga University is telling students, “Don’t you dare put on that ‘sombrero.’” In an email to the student body Wednesday, VP of Student Development Judi Biggs Garbuio notes that Cinco de Mayo is “a relatively minor holiday” in Mexico, but “has evolved into a commemoration of Mexican culture and heritage” in the United States. “Unfortunately, the celebrations have become less about the appreciation of Me... more »

“The Horsefly Cometh”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 8 hours ago
*“The Horsefly Cometh”* by James Howard Kunstler "You can see where this Mueller thing is going: to the moment when the Golden Golem of Greatness finally swats down the political horsefly that has orbited his glittering brainpan for a whole year, and says, “There! It’s done.” It suggests that Civil War Two will end up looking a whole lot more like the French Revolution than Civil War One. The latter unfurled as a solemn tragedy; the former as a Coen Brothers style opéra bouffe bloodbath. Having executed the presidential swat to said orbiting horsefly, Trump will try to turn his at... more »

A woman makes it to the top

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 8 hours ago
Cecile Richards is retiring from Planned Parenthood. Her legacy is 3.5 million lives ended. That probably makes her the most powerful woman in the crime archives of the world.

These Are China's Laser Weapons That Have Reportedly Been Targeting US Planes In Djobouti

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*Business Insider:* *These are China's laser weapons that have reportedly been targeting US planes in 'an act just short of war'* * The US accused China on Thursday of pointing lasers at US military aircraft near Djibouti multiple times in the last few weeks, but Beijing has denied the allegations. * The US said there have been at least four such incidents near Djibouti, and in one of the most recent, two C-130 pilots became dizzy and saw "rings." * Since 2015, China has had at least four different kinds of blinding laser weapons: the BBQ-905 Laser Dazzler Weapon, the WJG-2002 Lase... more »

If they can't take our guns and ammo, they'll make it difficult to buy them

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 8 hours ago
Anti-gun forces are exploring a new avenue of attack against law-abiding buyers of firearms and ammunition. Banks and credit-card companies are discussing ways to identify purchases of guns in their payment systems, a move that could be a prelude to restricting such transactions, according to people familiar with the talks. * . . .* The financial companies have explored creating a new credit-card code for firearms dealers, similar to how they code restaurants or department stores, according to people familiar with the matter. Another idea would require merchants to share informati... more »

FROZEN: U.S. Funding for Terrorist-Linked White Helmets ‘Under Review’

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 8 hours ago
*21WIRE + CBS News* | The White Helmets have more than their funding status with the U.S. to worry about -- their recent video production in Douma continues to be called into question.

To Counter Russia The U.S. Navy Is Re-Establishing Its Second Fleet

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
An F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron 81 prepares to launch in support of Operation Inherent Resolve from the flight deck aboard the carrier Harry S. Truman. (MC2 Thomas Gooley/U.S. Navy) *Reuters:* *With an eye on Russia, U.S. Navy re-establishing its Second Fleet* WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States Navy is re-establishing its Second Fleet, responsible for the northern Atlantic Ocean, nearly seven years after it was disbanded as the Pentagon puts countering Russia at the heart of its military strategy. “Our National Defense Strategy makes clear that we... more »

Is Trump Nominating Dr. Oz to the Presidential Council on Sport, Fitness and Nutrition?

Alex Kasprak at Snopes.com - 8 hours ago
In early May 2018, President Trump announced his intention to nominate the controversial doctor to the Presidential Council on Sport, Fitness and Nutrition.

Cambridge Analytica Rebranding Itself As Emerdata? Alex Nix Is Emerdata CEO And Robert Mercer Daughters Are On Its Board

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 8 hours ago
Originally posted on Mining Awareness + : The now infamous Alex Nix is not only CEO of Cambridge Analytica, but is also CEO…

Diana DeGette Isn't A Terrible Congresswoman But Denver Deserves Better-- Meet Saira Rao

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
Last year in Colorado, the state's Democrats went heavily for Bernie over Hillary. He took 71,928 votes (58.9%) to her 49,256 (40.4%). Wasserman Schultz and the DNC had rigged the convention rules so that Colorado sent 40 Clinton delegates and just 38 Bernie delegates. Denver County was Bernie Country by a similar margin as the whole state's, but Congresswoman and super-delegate Diana DeGette didn't care what her constituents wanted and had voted for; she went to the convention and voted for Hillary-- a slap in the face to local voters. DeGette always knows better than anyone else.... more »

Has Ukraine Stopped Cooperating With The Mueller Investigation Because They Wanted Missiles From The Trump Administration?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Four cases involving Paul J. Manafort, center, have been effectively frozen by Ukraine’s chief prosecutor. Ukrainian officials are wary of offending President Trump. Credit Al Drago for The New York Times *New York Times*:* Ukraine, Seeking U.S. Missiles, Halted Cooperation With Mueller Investigation* KIEV, Ukraine — In the United States, Paul J. Manafort is facing prosecution on charges of money laundering and financial fraud stemming from his decade of work for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine. But in Ukraine, where officials are wary of offending President Trump, four ... more »

No Nobel Literature Prize This Year, But Two Prizes in 2019

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
Two Nobel Prizes in Literature will be handed out next year, the 2018 prize and the 2019 prize.

More Arrests Expected in Case Against ‘Smallville’ Actress

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
Authorities expect to make more arrests in the sex-trafficking investigation of a self-help group that's already resulted in charges against former "Smallville" actress Allison Mack.

Is This a Vampire Squid Turning Itself Inside Out?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
A video showing a cephalopod contorting to confuse predators ended up confusing some viewers, as well.

48 Years Ago Today, US Troops Massacred Students in Ohio, Covered It Up and Got Away With It

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 9 hours ago
[image: kent state] Despite overwhelming evidence of US troops being given orders to open fire on peaceful antiwar protesters at Kent State, not a single person has ever been held accountable. The post 48 Years Ago Today, US Troops Massacred Students in Ohio, Covered It Up and Got Away With It appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Israel Complains Syria is Defending Itself

Activist Post at Activist Post - 9 hours ago
By Kurt Nimmo Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman is concerned Syria may finally be able to defend itself against Israel’s attacks. Israel will definitely respond... more »

The MOST Important Election in the World! Lebanon?…What Election?

Activist Post at Activist Post - 9 hours ago
Op-Ed by Brett Redmayne-Titley In a matter of mere hours, a new election will take place. Unlike seemingly all other national elections worldwide, this election... more »

U.S. To Become World’s Top Oil Exporter By Next Year

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*OilPrice.com:** Citi: U.S. To Become World’s Top Oil Exporter* As global oil markets shift their attention from U.S. shale oil production back to a resurgent Saudi Arabia and Russia and geopolitical concerns bearing down on oil prices, Citigroup said last Wednesday that the U.S. is poised to surpass Saudi Arabia next year as the world’s largest exporter of crude and oil products. The U.S. exported a record 8.3 million barrels per day (bpd) last week of crude oil and petroleum products, the government also said Wednesday. Top crude oil exporter Saudi Arabia’s, for its part, exporte... more »

Members-Only Newsletter Preview: A Tidy Way To Smother Movements

Shadowproof at Shadowproof - 9 hours ago
Siobhan O'Leary discusses her recent report on prosecutors invoking the union membership of #J20 defendants to further criminalize their activism The post Members-Only Newsletter Preview: A Tidy Way To Smother Movements appeared first on Shadowproof.

BREAKING: It's time to create an institute!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 9 hours ago
*FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018Drum, drugs, Serious Thought:* Kevin Drum wants to create a pop science masterpiece in which he explains relativity in a way that even Trump voters can fathom. If we understand his post, he's planning to do this on drugs! Funny that! Ever since Stephen Hawking died, we've been trying to set aside a week to explore the same general topic. The difference: While Drum wants to explain how relativity actually works, we want to detail the problems with conventional popularizations. It's a very Wittgensteinian thing to do! The background: By coincidence, we'd been ... more »

Memo to Trump: Defy Mueller

Patrick J. Buchanan at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: memo-to-trump-defy-mueller] If Donald Trump does not wish to collaborate in the destruction of his presidency, he will refuse to be questioned by the FBI, or by a grand jury, or by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his malevolent minions

Planned Parenthood Sues Trump Over Changes in Taxpayer Funding

Warren Mass at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: planned-parenthood-sues-trump-over-changes-in-taxpayer-funding] Planned Parenthood filed suit against the Trump administration over changes to federal Title X family-planning grants that encourage natural family planning.

Syrian, Palestinian forces on the verge of liberating Hajar Al-Aswad (map)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:50 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their Palestinian allies are on the verge of liberating the entire southern pocket of Hajar Al-Aswad, following the major advance they made earlier today. As shown in the map above, the small pocket in the southern part of the map is the Hajar Al-Aswad […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian Air Force lights up foreign jihadists along Turkish border

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:40 P.M.) – The Russian Aerospace Forces resumed their airstrikes over the Jisr Al-Shughour District, tonight, striking several areas controlled by the foreign jihadists of the Turkestan Islamic Party (TIP). According to a military report from nearby Latakia, the Russian Aerospace Forces specifically targeted the bases of the Turkestan Islamic Party in the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US Navy begins sorties against Daesh targets in Syria – reports

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
The Harry Truman aircraft carrier strike group (HSTCSG) began air operations this week from the Eastern Mediterranean against the Daesh terrorist group in Syria, the US Navy announced in a press release. “Aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 1’s strike fighter squadrons conducted sorties over Syria, demonstrating HSTCSG’s ability to support two different geographic combatant […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army seizes ISIS weapons in Hajar Al-Aswad (photos)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) uncovered a weapons storage belonging to the Islamic State (ISIS) forces inside the southern Damascus town of Hajar Al-Aswad this afternoon. According to a military report, the weapons storage was uncovered when the Syrian Arab Army was combing through the recently liberated areas of Hajar […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Hariri slams Hezbollah, says his political party rescued Lebanon from ISIS

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri fired back at Hezbollah’s Secretary General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Thursday, claiming that his group does not support terrorists. The Lebanese Premier claimed that his group rescued Lebanon from the Islamic State (Daesh) terrorist group. “Days ago, al-Mustaqbal Movement was accused of backing Daesh (Islamic […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

OPCW announces fact finding mission in Douma has been completed

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:40 P.M.) – The Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) announced on Friday that their fact-finding mission has been completed in the Syrian town of Douma. “The initial deployment of the Fact-Finding Mission (FFM) to gather facts in Douma, Syrian Arab Republic is complete,” the statement began. “The Director-General thanked the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

State of Palestine: Gazans injured as March of Return protests continue

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (6:20 P.M.) – ‘Great March of the Return’ protesters were seen being stretchered into ambulances following a weekly demo near the Israeli border in the Gaza Strip on Friday. According to latest reports, at least four people were killed and more than 950 were injured during clashes between Israeli forces and Palestinian protesters at […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Watch: Syrian Army splits ISIL’s southern Damascus strongholds in two

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
The Syrian army is currently engaged in flushing out the remaining jihadist militants holed up in Damascus’ neighborhoods and suburbs. Units of Syrian government forces advanced into the city of Al Hajar Al Aswad, located to the south of Damascus on Thursday, dividing the Daesh terrorist militants into two isolated groups. According to Syria’s official SANA news agency, government units moving from the south […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Northern Homs update: Rebels surrender 2 tanks, 2 BMPs to Syrian Army

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 10 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (5:10 P.M.) – The rebel forces have surrendered more equipment to the Syrian military, today, as part of their peace agreement with government. According to a military source in Homs, the rebel forces surrendered at least two tanks and two BMPs to the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and Russian police at the Al-Rastan […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

LaRouchePAC Friday Webcast - May 4, 2018

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 10 hours ago
LaRouchePAC Friday Webcast - May 4, 2018 Video of LaRouchePAC Friday Webcast - May 4, 2018 Join us LIVE at 2:30pm Eastern with our host, Matthew Ogden.

The black unemployment rate

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 10 hours ago
The national unemployment rate for blacks in April 2018 was 6.6%, the lowest it has been since the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) started compiling such data in 1972, some 46 years ago. I'm not one who says Obama deserves no credit--the unemployment rate was normalizing the last year of his presidency. But I do say if he had been willing to cut regulations and taxes, the recession would have really been over, and instead of the artificial date of June 2009, it could have been the actual date. The "great recession" could have been as brief as the one President Bush inherited. But... more »

USDA Set to Keep Consumers In Dark with QR Code GMO Labeling Proposal

Sustainable Pulse at Sustainable Pulse - 10 hours ago
Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released the long-awaited proposed regulations for the mandatory disclosure of foods produced using genetic engineering (GE or GMO), which it calls “Bioengineered foods.” The regulations come out of a 2016 law signed by President Obama prohibiting existing state GE labeling laws, such as Vermont’s, that required on-package GE […] The post USDA Set to Keep Consumers In Dark with QR Code GMO Labeling Proposal appeared first on Sustainable Pulse.

Agrochemicals and Institutional Corruption: Pleading with the Slave Master Will Not Set You Free

Colin Todhunter at EAST BY NORTHWEST - 10 hours ago
CounterPunch, Countercurrents, Global Research, RINF Environmental campaigner Dr Rosemary Mason has just written to President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker, Vice President of the European Commission Frans Timmermans and Health Commissioner Vytenis Andruikaitis. As set out below, she asks these top officials some very pertinent questions about the EU’s collusion with the agrochemical corporations. 1) In authorising glyphosate on behalf of the Glyphosate Task Force led by Monsanto, why did President Juncker fail to state the European Chemicals Agency’ (ECHA) risk as... more »

Atlantic Council Explains Why We Need To Be Propagandized For Our Own Good

Caitlin Johnstone at 10 hours ago
[image: undefined] I sometimes try to get establishment loyalists to explain to me exactly why we’re all meant to be terrified of this “Russian propaganda” thing they keep carrying on about. What is the threat, specifically? That it makes the public less willing to go to war with Russia and its allies? That it makes us less trusting of lying, torturing, coup-staging intelligence agencies? Does accidentally catching a glimpse of that green RT logo turn you to stone like Medusa, or melt your face like in *Raiders of the Lost Ark*? “Well, it makes us lose trust in our institutions,” is... more »

‘Downward spiral': UK slips to 40th place in press freedom rankings

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 11 hours ago
N big surprise here but as we point out the body that drew up this report, Reporters Without Borders, is also not entirely open and honest

Seen in Cairo : The last days of Maspero triangle

noreply@blogger.com (Zeinobia) at Egyptian Chronicles - 11 hours ago
[image: Demolishing a house] A house demolished in Maspero project as part of the Egyptian government to renovate the area It is one of those last days of Maspero triangle. Cairo’s Downtown has been witnessing its biggest demolishment operation ever in the 21st century as the Egyptian government goes on with its project to develop the old poor area turned into a shanty town after a long struggle with its residents. The Egyptian government hopes the area that hosted very old residential building for 200 years to be turned in to a financial center. Time will tell.

Samantha Power gets PUMMELED on twitter after she voices her support for Al Qaeda proxy White Helmets

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 11 hours ago
Obama's former UN Ambassador tweets to save jihadist group White Helmets. More The post Samantha Power gets PUMMELED on twitter after she voices her support for Al Qaeda proxy White Helmets appeared first on The Duran.

WATCH: Cop Holds Down Handcuffed Teen as Fellow Cop Kicks His Face In

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 11 hours ago
[image: handcuffed] A community is outraged after cellphone footage surfaced this week of an Ohio police officer holding down a handcuffed teenager while his fellow cop kicked him in the face. The post WATCH: Cop Holds Down Handcuffed Teen as Fellow Cop Kicks His Face In appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Social Media Behemoths Sweep Alternative News into the Memory Hole

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By Kurt Nimmo The squabbling between self-identified progressives and conservatives continues as social media transforms itself into a news, information, and opinion gatekeeper. All information... more »

Leaks, Fake News, Hidden Agendas — Analyzing Mainstream News Anti-Logic

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By Jon Rappoport Thousands of articles have been written about the so-called Russian hack of the US election. The term “Russian hack” suggests the Russkies... more »

Cervical Cancer Increases Since HPV Vaccines, Per Swedish Study

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By Catherine J. Frompovich It seems there are more “correlation and causation” effects from vaccines, especially with the much-touted ‘cervical cancer prevention’ vaccines known as... more »

CEO Says Wireless WiFi Receiver Mounted Under Bus Is Safe Because It “Doesn’t Give You Any Tingle or Heat” — Decades of Research Says “Tingle or Heat” Aren’t Required For Harm from WiFi Exposure.

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By B.N. Frank Momentum Dynamics Corp envisions a wireless recharging system so extensive that vehicles will get refueled as they drive down roadways. According to... more »

Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 123 – 2018

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

Paul Reiter Debunks Malaria Scare Stories

Hifast at Climate Collections - 11 hours ago
Originally posted on NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT: By Paul Homewood ? Talking of malaria, it is worth revisiting one of my posts from last year on the subject: ? Prof Paul Reiter I briefly mentioned the other day BBC claims climate change would lead to the spreading of malaria: One argument is…

Polynya refresher: open water in spring is due to winds & currents, not ice melt

Should that not be ice melt is not sparked by solar gain
Hifast at Climate Collections - 11 hours ago
Originally posted on polarbearscience: Arctic sea ice begins to open up in spring at predictable locations due to currents and prevailing winds and this was as true in the 1970s as it is today. Polynyas and widening shore leads that most often get mistaken for early sea ice melt are those in the Beaufort and…

Milwaukee Cop Suspended After Violent Arrest Caught on Video

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
Four Milwaukee police officers are under investigation for kicking and punching an African American man while he was restrained on the ground during a confrontational arrest that was captured in several videos.

Trump Says Giuliani Needs to ‘Get Facts Straight’ on Stormy

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 11 hours ago
President Donald Trump insisted that 'we're not changing any stories' about the 2016 hush payment to porn actress Stormy Daniels.

Warmbier’s Mommy wants to embarrass korean killer kops, ignores American PIGS

Brother Jonah at Not My Tribe - 11 hours ago
American cops murder inmates too . John Christopher Walter for instance, murdered by the Security and Medical staff and was never indicted for anything. At the Fremont County Jail in Colorado April 20 2014, Denver has a really bad record, like beating Marvin Booker to death for coming out of his cell without shower shoes…Fifty-year-old […]

Project Veritas: James O'Keefe confronts Hamilton Township Education Association President David Perry...

Adrienne at Adrienne's Corner - 11 hours ago
*you know - the mafia wannabe mook who protects and defends bad teachers. * *Sure wouldn't want them to lose their pensions, doncha know. * *Watch him in all his glory being a jackass* *I understand he's been suspended. Good.* *More:* Bruce Deitrick Price: *K-12: Let the Peasants Eat Popcorn* *Project Veritas Day Two: Union City NJEA Protects "Teacher Who Had Sex" w/ Student...* *Amazon Today* Super Deals in *Patio, Lawn, and Garden* I receive a small commission when you order through my links - at no additional cost to you, and I thank you. And thank you to everyone who ha... more »

The First Amendment in the Second Gilded Age - The 2018 Mitchell Lecture

JB at Balkinization - 11 hours ago
Here is the video of my April 13, 2018 Mitchell Lecture at Buffalo Law School, entitled "The First Amendment in the Second Gilded Age." This lecture describes the political economy of free expression in our Second Gilded Age. It explains how we pay for the public sphere in the digital age. I argue that the recent Facebook/Cambridge Analytica scandal typifies the central problem of securing freedom of expression in the Second Gilded Age. First, the key players who set the basic rules of free expression are not nation states but powerful private actors like Facebook who effectively a... more »

BREAKING: Chozick describes her boss at the Times!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*FRIDAY, MAY 4, 2018A lover of gossip and tidbits:* Quite rightly, Slate's Isaac Chotiner was puzzled by several parts of Amy Chozick's new book. Chozick's memoir, Chasing Hillary, is a review of Chozick's entire life dating to junior high. This included her tenure as Clinton reporter at the New York Times, a beat to which she was assigned in 2013, when Clinton wasn't yet a candidate for anything. When Chotiner read this ridiculous book, he was struck by Chozick's cluelessness in 2007, when the Wall Street Journal assigned her to cover Candidate Clinton's original White House camp... more »

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