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Thomas Paine

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Saturday, May 5, 2018

5 May - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:00 pm MDT



Ryan Backed Down From Facing Randy Bryce-- And Now He's Backed Away From His Fight With The House Chaplain

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
We've been telling you for months that there is no path to victory in southeast Wisconsin-- in a district where a third of the voters are independents no longer willing to even hear his messaging-- for Paul Ryan. So suddenly and out of the blue, Ryan hoists the white flag of surrender and announces his former driver-- now a predatory corporate attorney-- will run for his House seat, while Ryan himself teaches little Charlie and Sammy how to shoot rabbits with bows and arrows. But that wasn't Ryan's only defeat without a battle this month. Yesterday CNN reported that House Chaplain... more »

China Wants The U.S. To Remove Its THAAD Missile Defense System From South Korea As Part Of A Grand Bargain Over North Korea's Nuclear Program

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency. *Korea Times:* *US, China in talks over THAAD withdrawal * The U.S. and China are discussing a possible withdrawal of a U.S. missile defense system from South Korea as part of a grand bargain over North Korea's nuclear program, multiple sources familiar with the talks said. The Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system, deployed in South Korea last year, has been a bone o... more »

Weekend reads: Heart drug scandal widens; sexual harassment allegations force editor’s resignation; a dying scientist’s rogue vaccine trial

Ivan Oransky at Retraction Watch - 13 hours ago
Before we present this week’s Weekend Reads, a question: Do you enjoy our weekly roundup? If so, we could really use your help. Would you consider a tax-deductible donation to support Weekend Reads, and our daily work? Thanks in advance. The week at Retraction Watch featured a boycott by thousands of researchers of a new Nature … Continue reading Weekend reads: Heart drug scandal widens; sexual harassment allegations force editor’s resignation; a dying scientist’s rogue vaccine trial

Review Elliot, Matthew, ‘Independent Iraq’ The Monarchy & British Influence, 1941-1958

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
*Review Elliot, Matthew, ‘Independent Iraq’ The Monarchy & British Influence, 1941-1958, London, New York: Tauris Academic Studies, 1996* *Independent Iraq The Monarchy & British Influence, 1941-58* is a dense and detailed historic tome on the Iraqi government from 1941 until the 1958 coup. The author Matthew Elliot focuses upon the interplay between the monarchy, the Iraqi parliament and premiers, and the British embassy. Elliot argues that after the 1941 government of Rashid Ali al-Gaylani was removed by a British invasion during World War II for its ties to the Axis a new period ... more »

This Day in Iraqi History - May 5

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 13 hours ago
1920 British mandate announced in Baghdad 1941 UK Mideast Cmdr Gen Wavell didn’t think force from Palestine could relieve Habaniya base in Anbar and their departure would undermine security in Palestine 1941 Gen Wavell told to think up air strike plan against Kirkuk oil fields Idea was later dropped 1941 Iraqi troops began withdrawing from Habaniya air base ending siege 300 captured by British 1973 Kuwait agreed to Iraqi offer to discuss border dispute 1981 Press report that Soviets sent military aid to Iraq through Eastern European allies 1985 I... more »

BREAKING: Chozick's straight-shooting, no-bullshit boss!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 13 hours ago
*SATURDAY, MAY 5, 2018The Times and the cuckoo's nest:* Amy Chozick's initial portrait of Carolyn Ryan starts early, on page 20 of her appalling but deeply instructive new book. It's now 2013. Despite (or because of) her fraudulent work at the Wall Street Journal, Chozick has already been at the Times for two years. For unknown reasons, Jill Abramson appoints her to the Candidate Clinton beat roughly two years before Candidate Clinton becomes an actual candidate. Here's Chozick, describing her anointment: "It was 649 days before Hillary would announce she was running for presid... more »

Monika Schaefer in German prison - Is the Canadian Government "offering assistance"?

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 13 hours ago
*Monika Schaefer's "offensive video"* *Why is it still available on YouTube?* *Isn't YouTube equally responsible for its contents?* *In other words...why isn't a YouTube executive* *sitting in jail with Monika????* Folks...filming and uploading the above video got the Canadian videotaped above, Monika Schaefer, imprisoned for 120 days (so far) in a German prison. Can you imagine the powerful agents behind this decision? And can you imagine the mindset of the puerile individuals behind the Canadian government's *abandonment of Monika?* Particularly in light of the fact that the Can... more »

South Korean National Security Adviser: 'No U.S. Troop Reductions In South Korea'

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Chung Eui-yong (left) meets with his US counterpart John Bolton in Washington DC on Friday, local time. (Yonhap) *Yonhap News Agency:* *Cheong Wa Dae says U.S. Forces Korea will stay even after peace treaty * SEOUL, May 2 (Yonhap) -- A presidential aide said Wednesday that U.S. troops will continue to be stationed in South Korea even if a peace treaty is signed to formally end the 1950-53 Korean War. The ranking official flatly dismissed the possibility of a withdrawal floated by a special security adviser to President Moon Jae-in. "The government's position is that the U.S. Force... more »

Report: President Trump To Hold A White House Summit On Race

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
YouTube *People*: *President Trump Wants Colin Kaepernick, Quarterback He Vilified, and Kanye West for Summit on Race* President Donald Trump has given the green light to multiple meetings with athletes and musical artists to discuss race, Cleveland-based pastor Darrell Scott, an outside adviser to the White House adviser, tells PEOPLE. “He is 100 percent for it,” says Scott, who spoke with Trump for about 20 minutes in the Oval Office following an outdoor ceremony at the White House for Thursday’s National Day of Prayer. “He was very enthusiastic about it.” Kanye West, who recent... more »

Henningsen: White Helmets ‘Video Production Unit’ Running Out of Room to Operate in Syria

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 13 hours ago
*21WIRE + RT* | Have the White Helmets outlived their usefulness to regime change strategists in Syria?

What R$20,000 Rents in Rio de Janeiro in 2018

Contributing Reporter at The Rio Times - 13 hours ago
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – The Cidade Maravilhosa is famous for its beaches, and to live in a luxury building with an ocean view is more affordable than many may guess. While not for every tax bracket, exclusive properties available for rent in Rio can seem like a bargain compared […]

Thundercat Plays Circo Voador in Rio on Thursday, May 10th

Contributing Reporter at The Rio Times - 13 hours ago
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – This Thursday, May 10th, American thrash-punk icon Thundercat will be performing at Circo Voador, supported by a full band and playing hits from his latest critically lauded solo album, ‘Drunk,’ which was voted album of the year by BBC Radio 6 Music in 2017. Thundercat […]

Rio Nightlife Guide for Saturday, May 5, 2018

Beatriz Miranda at The Rio Times - 13 hours ago
We have the top four picks for this Saturday, and below there is a list of bars and pubs that are always a good option. PARTY: Cinco de Mayo at the Blue Agave (Ipanema) – On this Cinco de Mayo (May 5th) holiday, the biggest party is bound to be at the Mexican bar and […]

Hartstone Pottery of Zanesville, Ohio

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 13 hours ago
http://www.americanmadeeverything.com/2012/03/27/hartstone-pottery/ Today I picked up a pretty bowl made by Hartstone at the Volunteers of America store for $1.91. It’s small and decorated with vegetables, so I thought it might be fun to own. I didn’t know anything about the company, but was interested to find it is made near by. “Hartstone was first produced in 1976 in Chatham, New Jersey. Pat and Sharon Hart’s goal was to create beautiful, handcrafted quality articles for the preparation and presentation of food. Hartstone’s first product was the stoneware cookie mold. In 198... more »

"Conservatives should probably stop congratulating themselves"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
Emily Maitlis's framing of the local election results on last night's *Newsnight *was striking. Please see what *you* make of it: Good evening. Expectation management is an ingenious thing. Were Conservatives *really *worried Labour was going to paint London red? Did Labour themselves *really* think it possible? In the end it didn't happen, and Labour failed to make the breakthrough it had been hoping for; now the blame game about who really started the rumour it ever would. Certainly Labour *did* gain ground in the capital, just not enough to create big headlines. They also los... more »

Is The Age of Enlightenment Real?

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 14 hours ago
Which historian or philosopher began the trend of calling the 18th century the Age of Enlightenment? What is the name of the book and essay in which the phrase "Age of Enlightenment" was used for the first time to refer to the 18th century? What was the level of enlightenment of the intellectuals who popularized and propagandized the 18th century as the Age of Enlightenment? According to the Wikipedia, "the term "Enlightenment" emerged in English in the later part of the 19th century, with particular reference to French philosophy, as the equivalent of the French term Lumières (used... more »

Two Former Key Advisers To Ex-FBI Director James Comey Have Resigned

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*Newsweek*:* Comey Advisers James Baker And Lisa Page Resign From FBI* Two former key advisers to ex-FBI director James Comey are leaving the bureau. James Baker, who served as the FBI’s top lawyer and was one of Comey's closests aides before being reassigned under current director Christopher Wray, resigned Friday, reported The New York Times. Baker will be writing for the Broookings Institution's Lawfare blog, focussed on national security matters. Lisa Page, who served as a legal adviser to Comey and his deputy, Andrew McCabe, is also resigning, according to the report. *Read ... more »

Billionaire-Backed Sex Trafficking Cult Partied With Richard Branson on His Private Island

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: branson] Photos have surfaced that show Richard Branson on his island with members of the billionaire-backed cult that has been charged with child sex trafficking. The post Billionaire-Backed Sex Trafficking Cult Partied With Richard Branson on His Private Island appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Public to Be Scanned in Real Time as Police Body Cameras May Soon Get Facial Recognition

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: facial] Police departments across the country could soon have access to facial recognition technology in the Breathalyzer tests they give and the body cameras they wear. The post Public to Be Scanned in Real Time as Police Body Cameras May Soon Get Facial Recognition appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

EXCLUSIVE: Whistleblower Exposes Officers Laughing as Inmates Eat Feces, are Beaten and Killed

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 14 hours ago
[image: inmate] A former inmate has made a mini-documentary in an attempt to expose the ongoing corruption within a jail that has failed to hold its staff accountable for torturing and murdering inmates. The post EXCLUSIVE: Whistleblower Exposes Officers Laughing as Inmates Eat Feces, are Beaten and Killed appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

The tower of power falls short -produces only 30% of capacity

Hifast at Climate Collections - 14 hours ago
Originally posted on Watts Up With That?: Solar Tower with Thermal Energy Storage: A “Consolidated” Technology with a Single Plant of Decent Size Built on Earth Producing Less Than 30% of the Planned Electricity Guest essay by Albert Parker If we consider the latest (2017) National Renewable Energy Laboratory Annual Technology Baseline data, [1] and…

Only Russia Can De-Escalate The Proxy War Between The West And Iran In Syria

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 14 hours ago
Russia’s de-escalatory role will therefore be pivotal in determining the future of the proxy war between the West and Iran over Syria, but Moscow might ultimately have to “lean on” Damascus and “convince” it to make some “compromises” on Iran and Hezbollah’s post-Daesh military presence in the country. The post Only Russia Can De-Escalate The Proxy War Between The West And Iran In Syria appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

The Cameroon Government Has Launched A 'Dirty War' Against The English Minority

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
Cameroon's linguistic tensions have a long history whose origins can be traced back to the colonial era. DW AFP: *'Dirty war' ravages Cameroon's anglophone region* Buea (Cameroon) (AFP) - They call it a "dirty war" -- a silent conflict in Cameroon's anglophone region marked by near-daily attacks by separatists and a brutal army backlash that shows no sign of abating. Over the past eight months, scores of police, soldiers and civilians have died in the heartland of francophone Cameroon's English-speaking minority. Homes have been torched, shops looted, complaints of summary arrest a... more »

NSA Collected Three Times The Phone And Text Message Records From U.S. Phone Companies Than It Did The Year Before

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
The National Security Agency collected last year three times the phone and text message records it did the year before, a new report said on Friday. Credit Sait Serkan Gurbuz/Reuters *New York Times*:* N.S.A. Triples Collection of Data From U.S. Phone Companies* WASHINGTON — The National Security Agency vacuumed up more than 534 million records of phone calls and text messages from American telecommunications providers like AT&T and Verizon last year — more than three times what it collected in 2016, a new report revealed on Friday. Intelligence analysts are also more frequently ... more »

Argentina Raises Interest Rates To 40%

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*BBC New*:* Argentina raises interest rates to 40%* Argentina's central bank has raised interest rates for the third time in eight days as the country's currency, the peso, continues to fall sharply. On Friday, the bank hiked rates to 40% from 33.25%, a day after they were raised from 30.25%. A week ago, they were raised from 27.25%. The rises are aimed at supporting the peso, which has lost a quarter of its value over the past year. Analysts say the crisis is escalating and looks set to continue. Argentina is in the middle of a pro-market economic reform programme under Presiden... more »

Plants can use underground communication to find out when neighbors are stressed

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 15 hours ago
Plants can use underground communication to find out when neighbors are stressed https://m.phys.org/news/2018-05-underground-neighbors-stressed.html Advertisements

This Is Why Russia's Su-57 Is A Formidible Fighter Aircraft

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
The Su-57 may be the highest technology Russia has to offer, but it retained the hardy landing gear of its predecessors. Russian Embassy *The Warzone/The Drive*:* No, The Su-57 Isn't 'Junk:' Six Features We like On Russia's New Fighter* The Su-57 is not an F-22, it's not meant to be, but it packs some novel attributes to offset what it lacks in stealth, at least to a limited degree. Russia’s 5th generation fighter aircraft, formerly known as the T-50 and now officially named the Su-57, has been in the news a lot lately. India’s decision to finally walk away from the joint program c... more »

Mueller Team Stopped Russian Oligarch-Swiss Industrialist-Major Bank of Cyprus Shareholder For Questioning

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 15 hours ago
Fabergé Resurrection Egg owned by Russian Oligarch Viktor Vekselberg Photo by Testus, CC-BY-SA-4.0, cropped-some glare removed. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Resurrection_(Fabergé_egg) NYTimes: “Viktor Vekselberg, … Continue reading →

Nicosia Court Gives Browder Right To File Second Affidavit

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 15 hours ago
From CyprusBusinessMail: “Nicosia court gives Browder right to file second affidavit MAY 2, 2018 By Stelios Orphanides The Nicosia district … Continue reading →

It's About Corruption, Baby

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
The Socialist Worker editorializes that, when you boil it all down, the Trump Administration isn't about drama. It's about corruption: Trump is obviously not the first or only corrupt American leader, but, just as he's pushing the acceptability of open racism and sexism to new lows, he's normalizing naked corruption -- and, therefore, impunity for the rich and powerful. This isn't just about his scandals -- it's his philosophy of government to replace laws and systems with a series of individual decisions that increase the power of the decision-maker. Trump's Consumer Financial P... more »

Inside the Islamic State’s fortress in southern Damascus (photos)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:25 P.M.) – As the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) was combing through the recently liberated areas in Hajar Al-Aswad, their forces uncovered a large network of trenches and tunnels that were used by the Islamic State (ISIS) inside this southern Damascus town. The tunnels and trenches revealed a large fortress the Islamic State […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Iranian president stands against ban of Telegram messenger – reports

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
The encrypted messaging app was banned this January, following a wave mass demonstrations in the country, but access to Telegram was restored after the protests subsided. “No social network or messenger was blocked by this government and won’t be blocked,” Iranian President Hassan Rouhani stated, as cited by the INSA News Agency. “The government wants […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Syrian military prepares to reopen Hama-Homs Highway for first time in years

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) is preparing to reopen the Hama-Homs Highway to the public for the first time in years, a military source told Al-Masdar News this afternoon. According to the source, the Syrian military began removing the barricades around the Al-Rastan Bridge after the militants handed over their […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army kills over 100 ISIS terrorists in southern Damascus: monitor

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:20 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) has lost at least 102 fighters since the start of the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) offensive in the southern districts of Damascus, the pro-opposition Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Saturday. This high death is difficult to verify, given the terrorist group does not release […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army, Palestinian forces preparing for last assault to liberate Yarmouk Camp

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:40 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) and their Palestinian allies are preparing to launch their last assault to liberate the Yarmouk Camp and Hajar Al-Aswad from the Islamic State (ISIS). According to a military source in Damascus, the Syrian Arab Army and their Palestinian allies are preparing to attack the Yarmouk […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkish FM blasts US statements on preventing civilians from returning to Afrin

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:30 P.M.) – The Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a statement on Sunday that blasted the U.S. State Department over their remarks about the Turkish military preventing civilians from returning to the Afrin region. “At a press conference on May 3, the spokesperson for the U.S. Department of State influenced by the smear campaigns […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

At least 33 buses filled with rebels, family members leave southern Damascus for northern Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 P.M.) – At least 33 buses carrying hundreds of rebels and their family members departed from southern Damascus, today, and made their way north towards the Idlib Governorate. According to local reports, the 33 buses were carrying the rebels and their family members from the southern Damascus towns of Babila, Yalda, and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army begins removing militant trenches in northern Homs (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has begun removing the militant trenches and barricades around the Al-Rastan Bridge and Highway, following the agreement with the rebel forces in northern Homs. This move by the Syrian Army comes just 24 hours after the militants handed over their medium and heavy weapons to […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US carries out 27 airstrikes in Syria, Iraq since April 27

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 P.M.) – The U.S. Coalition has carried out 27 airstrikes in 35 engagements between the dates of April 27 – May 3, Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) reported. The information below was released by the official page of the OIR: — Near Abu Kamal, four strikes damaged an ISIS-held building. — Near Shadaddi, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army squeezes ISIS in southern Damascus

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:05 P.M.) – Having fully recaptured the southern part of ISIS enclave in southern Damascus, the Syrian forces turned attention to oust the terror state from the northern flank. Fierce battles broke out in the northern half of ISIS pocket which consists of parts of Yarmouk Camp and Hajar Aswad neighborhood, whereby the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

ISIS launches attack on rebel defenses in west Daraa

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:50 P.M.) – The Islamic State (ISIS) launched a new attack on the rebel defenses in the western countryside of the Dara’a Governorate today. ISIS began the assault, today, by storming the two opposition-held towns of Jaleen and Heet; this would result in a series of intense clashes that are still ongoing. No […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Former Syrian athlete convicted of smuggling refugees into Norway

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
The Oslo City Court has convicted a Syrian-Norwegian in his thirties to two and a half years in prison for breaking immigration laws and falsifying documents. While the court found that the life and the health of Syrian refugees was not in clear danger, it stressed the man should be punished nonetheless. The man, a […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian jets unleash several airstrikes over northern Hama amid rumors of a planned Syrian Army offensive

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:35 P.M.) – The Russian Aerospace Forces unleashed a flurry of airstrikes over the northern countryside of the Hama Governorate these past 24 hours, hitting several targets near the provincial border of Idlib. Russian jets flying out of the Hmaymim Airport repeatedly targeted Jaysh Al-Izza’s positions inside the towns of Al-Lataminah and Kafr […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syria: Militant evacuation from Beit Sahm to Jarabulus continues

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:15 P.M.) – Footage captured from the Beit Sahm corridor at the entrance to the city of Yalda on Friday shows buses allegedly carrying militants and their family members to Jarabulus in Aleppo Governorate. The buses are believed to be part of a bigger caravan consisting of at least 14 vehicles. They are […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Syrian Army liberates entire southern pocket of Hajar Al-Aswad (map)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scored a major victory, today, when their forces liberated the entire southern of Hajar Al-Aswad. Led by the 105th Brigade of the Republican Guard, the Syrian Army was able to capitalize on their recent gains, pushing the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorists towards the Hajar Al-Aswad […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Operation to free central Syria to be ‘decisive victory over rerrorists’ – Syrian general

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 16 hours ago
With the end of the bloody war now in sight, Syrian government forces are currently engaged in flushing out the remaining jihadist militants still holed up in parts of the country. In an interview with Sputnik, Syrian military expert, Brigadier-General Heitham Hassun, said that the “liberation of this area will become a decisive victory over […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

The Russian Military Is Replacing The AK-74M With The New Kalashnikov AK-12 And AK-15 Assault Rifles

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
AK-15 Kalashnikov Concern *TASS: **Advanced Kalashnikov assault rifles accepted for service in Russian troops* Russia’s Defense Ministry has accepted new Kalashnikov AK-12 and AK-15 assault rifles for service MOSCOW, January 29. /TASS/. Russia’s Defense Ministry has accepted new Kalashnikov AK-12 and AK-15 assault rifles for service, the press office of the Kalashnikov firearms manufacturer told TASS on Monday. "A decision has been made on the AK-12 and the AK-15. The submachine guns have been recommended as armament in the ground forces, the Airborne Force and marine infantry,"... more »

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jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*American University orders students to agree women can revoke consent after sex* If a man and a woman are both drunk and they have sex, the man is the rapist if the woman decides he is at some point, regardless of how she felt in the moment. This is what American University is teaching students in a required sexual consent module, according to Red Alert Politics. The module “asks students personal behavioral questions like how many sexual partners they’ve had and how often they drink,” according to Red Alert, which says the program is called “Campus Clarity: Think About It.” Tha... more »

No Wonder Teens are Snorting Condoms—Study Shows Most 8th Graders Can’t Even Do Basic Math

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: math] Given the current state of American public schools, it is no wonder that teenagers are turning to the internet and emulating the outrageous “role models” they find online. The post No Wonder Teens are Snorting Condoms—Study Shows Most 8th Graders Can’t Even Do Basic Math appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

This Slow Ship Is Probably The Most Important Ship In The U.S. Navy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
*We Are The Mighty:* *Why this weak, slow ship is the most important one in the fleet* She doesn't look like much. Weighing in at just under 19,000 tons, this ship doesn't have much in the way of firepower, either. She's relatively slow with a top speed of 23 knots. So, when you look at a Blue Ridge-class ship, you may wonder to yourself, "just what the heck is this thing's purpose?" The short answer: She's the brains of the fleet. To be more precise, she's there to "provide command and control for fleet commanders" according to the United States Navy. But it's not entirely uncom... more »

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JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Someone Send the Coal People the Memo* * I am relucant to blame the Russians for anything, considering how much has been misattributed to them lately, but it is true that the Soviets did have an active "disinformation" campaign to undermine the West so the story below from David Archibald is probably factual. Nothing that the Russians can do however goes anywhere near the unaided destructiveness of the American Left* To put this story into context, let's go back to 1899 and the publication of Johann von Bloch's book Die Zukunft des Krieges (The Future of War). Bloch was a 19th... more »

PLUNKETS & ROYALS

Anon at Aangirfan - 16 hours ago
*Patrick Plunket (right)* *Patrick Plunket*, 7th Baron Plunket (1923-1975) was *Equerry (personal attendant) to Queen Elizabeth II.* Patrick Plunket was very close to the Queen. Patrick Plunket "gave Queen Elizabeth solace when her marriage to the Duke of Edinburgh hit hard times." dailymail *Patrick (left) with his father Terence Plunket (right), and his mother Dorothe.* Patrick Plunket's mother, Dorothé Lewis, was the illegitimate daughter of the actress Fannie Ward and the 7th Marquess of Londonderry. Patrick Plunket's father was Terence Plunket, the 6th Baron Plunket Teren... more »

Why China's New Missiles in the South China Sea Should Scare the Navy and Air Force

TNI Staff at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*TNI Staff* *Security, * The deployment of the missiles is a massive provocation. China has reportedly deployed surface-to-air missiles and anti-ship cruise missiles to on Fiery Cross Reef, Subi Reef and Mischief Reef in the Spratly Islands chain in the South China Sea. That is in addition to China’s recent installation of jamming equipment in the region, which is designed to disrupt communications and radar systems. The Chinese land-based anti-ship cruise missile is believed to be the YJ-12B, which would allow China to strike surface vessels within 295 nautical miles of the ree... more »

Taiwan Wants American M1 Abrams Tanks. And the Reason Is China.

Zachary Keck at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Zachary Keck* *Security, Asia* Could the Army's best tank be headed to Taiwan? Taiwan is once again interested in purchasing Abrams tanks from the United States. This week the Hong Kong–based *South China Morning Post* reported that Taiwan’s Minister of National Defense, Yen Teh-fa, told a legislative panel that Taipei is still interested in purchasing U.S.-made M1A2 Abrams tanks. Citing Taiwan’s *United Daily News, South China Morning Post *said that Taiwan’s Defense Ministry is initially interested in buying two battalions (or 108) of M1A2 tanks. Ultimately, the Taiwanese mi... more »

America's Capitol Is Defended by This Missile (From Norway)

Charlie Gao at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Charlie Gao* *Security, Europe* And it can do some real damage. The NASAMS (Norwegian Advanced Surface to Air Missile System) is one of Norway’s most successful defense projects, winning successful sales from Indonesia to Finland. NASAMS batteries even form the only static surface-to-air missile (SAM) defenses in the United States, guarding Washington DC. However, when the NASAMS project was started, the aspirations were not so grand. Norway was simply looking for a missile that could replace their aging Nike Hercules SAMs. But in designing a system to replace it, they designe... more »

Why This Rifle You Never Heard of Might Have Changed History Forever

Warfare History Network at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Warfare History Network* *History, Europe* The bolt-action British Lee-Enfield rifle proved to be robust, reliable, and effective during the global conflicts of the twentieth century. A small party of about 40 German soldiers had infiltrated the Australian lines around the besieged town of Tobruk, Libya, during the night of April 13, 1941. They began setting up a half dozen machine guns, several mortars, and even a pair of small infantry guns laboriously dragged through the desert sands. It was a foothold the Germans could use to expand into the perimeter and capture the town. T... more »

5 Ways to Get a Bullet through a 'Bulletproof' Vest

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, North America* Yes, it is possible. For decades, protection lagged far behind lethality on the battlefield. The only practical protection from bullets and dangerous flying objects was steel, but weight forced a tradeoff between protection and mobility; adequate protection could render a soldier perfectly immobile. A compromise of equipping a soldier with enough steel to stop light shrapnel, ricochets and other flying objects—but not actual bullets—held from World War I to just after the Vietnam War. Over the last forty years, scientists and engineers ...more »

China Building 'Nuclear' Aircraft Carriers: Could the Navy's Worst Nightmare Come True?

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 16 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, Asia* Is this possible or just more fake news? Will the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) ever take the leap into nuclear propulsion for its aircraft carriers? Credible reports confirm that the PLAN is already building at least one conventional carrier in the 80,000-ton range. Given how quickly Chinese shipbuilding has accelerated, does it make sense for the PLAN to think nuclear for its next generation of ships? *Current Carriers* China has taken huge steps forward in the past decade, acquiring and modifying an old Soviet carrier, and building a ...more »

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Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 16 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Argentina Hikes Rates To 40% To Stall Currency, Bond Market Collapse Mandalay Bay Shooting Body Camera Footage Released: No Broken Windows Reported Taiwan Livid After China Secretly Installs Cruise Missiles On Contested Spratly Islands Exposed: The Naked Truth About Robert Mueller Presented with all due skepticism about an author who proclaims the innocence of Dick Cheney, for one. Shifting Energy Import Patterns Enhance China's Clout In The Middle East Irony Defined: Eric Holder's Firm Enlisted By Facebook To Investigate Bias Against Conservatives New Bipartisan Bil... more »

Will The House Democrats Ever Free Themselves Of Their Geriatric Leadership And Move Into The Future?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
Would the Democrats win more votes in November if Pelosi announced she was retiring? No one doubts it. Does she care? Nope; she's obsessed. I speak with candidates and members of Congress every day. Almost no one I speak with wants Pelosi leading the party-- including people who admire her. Yesterday, after Pelosi told the *Boston Globe* she intends to run for Speaker again, Dave Weigel and Paul Kane looked at the numbers for *Washington Post* readers. And it isn't just progressive candidates who oppose another term for Pelosi, Candidates from the Republican wing of the Democratic... more »

Bay Leaf & Cinnamon Tea Recipe

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 17 hours ago
*Health Benefits of Bay Leaves:* *https://herbpathy.com/Uses-and-Benefits-of-Bay-Leaf-Cid90* *Health Benefits of Cinnamon:* *https://herbpathy.com/Uses-and-Benefits-of-Cinnamon-Cid196*

The biggest security risk to computers so far this century?

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 17 hours ago
The so-called Spectre vulnerability, making it easier to hack into computer systems thanks to the way modern microprocessors handle branch conditions, has been of concern for several months. However, it now appears that the problem is much, *much* worse than originally feared. German computer magazine C'T reports: A total of eight new security flaws in Intel CPUs have already been reported to the manufacturer by several teams of researchers. For now, details on the flaws are being kept secret. All eight are essentially caused by the same design problem – you could say that they a... more »

Plutocracy III: Class War

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 17 hours ago
Plutocracy III - Class War from Scott N on Vimeo. The early struggles of the working class are placed under a microscope in *Plutocracy III: Class War*, the 3rd chapter in an exceptionally well produced series which explores the origins of America's growing economic divide. Without a doubt, the clashes between worker rights and corporate interests are prominent in today's political and economic landscape, but they're not a modern phenomenon by any means. These imbalances, and the wealth inequalities that have resulted in their wake, have existed for generations. The filmmakers pro... more »

Roger Stone BLASTS Robert Mueller and Deep State puppets, Eric “surfer” Swalwell and Adam “kwok of Schiff” (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 17 hours ago
Roger Stone speak out on being a Robert Mueller, witch hunt target. More The post Roger Stone BLASTS Robert Mueller and Deep State puppets, Eric “surfer” Swalwell and Adam “kwok of Schiff” (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

French President Macron warns of scenario “tantamount to war” if Trump pulls out of Iran Nuclear Deal

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 17 hours ago
Trump's May 12, Iran nuclear deal deadline is fast approaching. More The post French President Macron warns of scenario “tantamount to war” if Trump pulls out of Iran Nuclear Deal appeared first on The Duran.

Federal Judge exposes Robert Mueller probe as nothing more than Deep State witch hunt (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 17 hours ago
Federal Judge says Mueller’s goal is to remove Trump from office. More The post Federal Judge exposes Robert Mueller probe as nothing more than Deep State witch hunt (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

UN Secretary General warns: Scrapping Iran deal may lead to “WW3”

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 17 hours ago
Will scrapping the Iran deal inch the world closer to a major Middle East conflict? More The post UN Secretary General warns: Scrapping Iran deal may lead to “WW3” appeared first on The Duran.

May 12th decision on Iran: Will Trump scrap the nuclear deal or push to renegotiate (Audio)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 17 hours ago
Iran: Deal or No Deal? More The post May 12th decision on Iran: Will Trump scrap the nuclear deal or push to renegotiate (Audio) appeared first on The Duran.

YEMEN: The State Sanctioned Mass Murder that Nobody Wants to Talk About

Vanessa Beeley at 21st Century Wire - 17 hours ago
*Vanessa Beeley* | State sanctioned genocide in Yemen covered up by "humanitarian" platitudes.

May 5th

LL at Virtual Mirage - 17 hours ago
It's Cinco de Mayo in the US and in Mexico it's May 5th and a Saturday. There are parades and taco eating contests in the states that border Mexico, but in Mexico - crickets, because it's not a holiday. But I'll take the tacos, and enchiladas and the carne asada the guacamole, because I love all of that. There are parts of the US where finding quality Mexican food means you cook it yourself. When in Washington DC, I found that the Mexican restaurants were all populated by immigrants (legal/illegal) from El Salvador. And the Mexican food sucked because it was actually El Salvadorian... more »

Large Spanish study finds higher rate of pneumonia in vaccinated group (Pfizer's Prevnar 13)

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
This study is based on data from middle aged and elderly people echoes the finding of Mawson et al in their pilot study of health outcomes in children (vaccinated vs. unvaccinated) which found "The vaccinated were less likely than the...

Study: Increased Rates of Cervical Cancer in Sweden Linked to Increase in HPV Vaccinations

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
Study: Increased Rates of Cervical Cancer in Sweden Linked to Increase in HPV Vaccinations By Brian Shilhavy Editor, Health Impact News A new study published in the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics examined cervical cancer rates among women in Sweden...

US Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal Could Lead to War: Macron

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 19 hours ago
US Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal Could Lead to War: Macron by http://www.presstv.com/ French President Emmanuel Macron has warned that a possible US withdrawal from Iran’s nuclear deal could lead to a war. – In an interview with Der Spiegel, Macron pointed to US President Donald Trump’s threats to abandon the nuclear agreement, known as the Joint […]

UN Secretary General Warns Scrapping Iran Deal Could Lead To “World War III”

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 19 hours ago
UN Secretary General Warns Scrapping Iran Deal Could Lead To “World War III” by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres offered a chilling message to the world during a recent interview with BBC Radio: The risk of “World War III” breaking out in the Middle East is intensifying at an alarming rate. – As we’ve previously speculated, the […]

Jim Sinclair: Goldman Sachs is Preparing for the Global Reset by Hiring Thousands of Computer Programmers

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 19 hours ago
Jim Sinclair: Goldman Sachs is Preparing for the Global Reset by Hiring Thousands of Computer Programmers by Jim Sinclair, https://www.jsmineset.com/ Banks need to be prepared for the RESET, when it occurs. Banks need to have the technology already in place when a RESET happens. – It makes perfect sense for Banks to hire computer programmers/engineers. 25% of […]

PERFECT HARMONY - The Coverage of Politically Motivated Art by The BBC

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 19 hours ago
*A guest post by Loondon Calling...* A Fashionable Marriage, 1986 Accompanied by fanfares of publicity the 2017 Turner Prize was awarded last month in Hull, the 2017 UK City of Culture. The winner of the 2017 prize was Lubaina Himid based in Preston. The BBC report of the award ceremony echoed with the resonance between them and the Tate Gallery over the true nature of the Turner Prize. From Wikipedia … The Turner Prize, named after the English painter J. M. W. Turner, is an annual prize presented to a British visual artist. Between 1991 and 2016, only artists under the age of... more »

Using stones, Palestinian protestors shoot down Israeli drone [+VIDEO]

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 20 hours ago
Palestinians protesting against the Israeli occupation in Gaza have shot down an Israeli drone amid intensifying clashes and rising number of casualties. Protestors of the “Great March of the Return” used slingshots to shoot down the drone as Israeli soldiers responded with bullets and volleys of tear gas. The weekly protest killed at least 4 […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Rense is an Italian Surname: It's Pronounced Ren Zee

cefrith@hotmail.com at Charles Frith - 21 hours ago
Nobody likes Red Pills. The Truth is Unprofitable. Otherwise everyone would be doing it. Tavistock and The Grateful Dead are mentioned as context. Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced

Don’t Be Fooled, There’s No “New Détente” Between India And China

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 21 hours ago
The “Cold Peace” should be seen as a short-term tactical measure to help each of these Great Powers gain the perception (key word) of greater leverage over the US during the onset of Trump’s protectionist “trade war” than as a long-term strategic understanding paving the way for a “New Détente”. The post Don’t Be Fooled, There’s No “New Détente” Between India And China appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

What a generational spaceship would actually look like.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 21 hours ago
What a generational spaceship would actually look like | Popular Science https://www.popsci.com/realistic-generational-spaceship?src=SOC&dom=fb Advertisements

China is building a rain-making network three times the size of Spain

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is brilliant and simple. The fuel can surely come from Chin's coal reserves as well. Way more important it is were you need to create lots of rainfall. This is the wind shadow and the same applies to every mountain range as well. Yet the best possible scenario is right there. Add in a complete reforestation program and the moisture will actively recycle allowing most of it to be marched into the whole region. Not quite the Amazon but certainly wet enough to create agriculture. As said it is ambitious and cheap at the price. A joint venture with India should also be p... more »

Photons entangled to make new form of light

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: An MIT and Harvard team have developed a way to make photons of light interact with...] This is new empirical information and deserves close attention. It is actually great news. i knew that photons needed to interact here we have it doing just that. Recall our universe is flooded with photons and consuming them to produce matter is necessary to retain balance. Thus a so called black hole can tear matter apart and convert it all the photons. Those photons then travel carrying off the associated gravity. Later they can reform as matter again. We see this most drama... more »

'Star Trek' Replicator Is Now Plausible

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
We do not get a lot here, but my sense is using bundled CNTs to sort and place specific molecules that combine on the other side of the membrane according to a designed recipe perhaps even printed on its surface. Ambitious of course in conceptualization but if we can do this at all it is the guts of a real replicator in the future. I am hesitant to say possible until it actually produces something like methane or glucose but this is plausible. Star Trek entered a slew of design memes into popular consciousness just at the true beginning of our digital age in which Moore's la...more »

Welcome to Pleistocene Park in Siberia

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This is certainly a beginning and it is really waiting for those mammoths. Yet establishing the rest of the ecosystem appears practical with what animals we have. I would like to see those animals also established in Canada in wood buffalo National Park. I would also add our own elephants into the mix. There is ample forest there and the elephants likely can adjust to the feed far easier than we think. This opens up the country as well for all those other animals including the musk oxen. The elephants will need winter protection but that is not impossible at all. Silage... more »

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 21 hours ago
*by Noah* It's hard for me to listen to Sarah Huckabee Sanders. When I see her on my TV, I can't change the channel fast enough. I wish my remote had some sort of instant voice command feature that responds to me growling "Screw you Sarah," or similar. Sometimes, I even think that Trumpanzee is just trolling us by putting her out there every day. He probably puts her out there knowing that she absorbs a lot of hate that might otherwise be directed at him. Not to worry Donnie Short Hands, there's plenty of hate for you. You are a supreme generator of hate, the best, most tremendous... more »

We Ask Kids How Trump is Doing

Anon at Aangirfan - 22 hours ago
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Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 22 hours ago
#UPDATE Moon to visit White House as Trump says Kim summit date and venue to be announced soon https://t.co/3WuHC7C0sC pic.twitter.com/eNn8L2Cnj7 — AFP news agency (@AFP) May 5, 2018 President Trump defended Giuliani and insisted he was still learning "the subject matter" as it relates to the Daniels payment. "Rudy is a great guy, but he just started a day ago." https://t.co/Jqfub3tiYu — NBC News (@NBCNews) May 5, 2018 U.S. lawmakers set $717 billion defense bill with eye on China, Russia, Turkey https://t.co/E1HtOxZntW pic.twitter.com/oky3YXpmI3 — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) May... more »

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

Activist Post at Activist Post - 22 hours ago
By Matt Agorist On May 4, 1970, members of the Ohio National Guard descended on the campus of Kent State University in Ohio to quash... more »

“Windows NOT Broken”: New Body Cam of Vegas Shooting Raises Even More Questions

Activist Post at Activist Post - 22 hours ago
By Jack Burns Las Vegas, NV – The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department is finally starting to release portions of the footage from the body... more »

The Telegraph UK Publishes Article, “Mobile Phone Cancer Warning as Malignant Brain Tumours Double.” D’uh.

Activist Post at Activist Post - 22 hours ago
By B.N. Frank As I read this article, I felt like Charlie Brown. I kept hearing “Wah Wah WahWah.” For example: The study has provoked... more »

Symbolic Pics of the Month 05/18

Vigilant Citizen at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
More proof that the entire “celebrity” system is owned by the occult elite

The Great Unwashed and the Secret Meaning of Morons and Whores

Les Visible at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
I should have known I was different but... I was still trying to fit in. I never did accomplish that but... I did find a demographic (like those reading this posting)

Billionaires are Behind Communism – Reece Committee

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
Communism is a ruse to impose the tyranny of rich perverts & Satanists. Liberals and socialists are their dupes

2 Arab Israelis in Saudi trial for alleged plot to attack hajj

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
Readers will note that this report on a Mossad plot to attack pilgrims in Mecca has received almost no media attention in the West

Pentagon Confirms Chinese Fired Lasers at U.S. Pilots

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
Several U.S. pilots injured by laser weapons fired from China's military base in Djibouti

US Supplies Ukraine with Weapons to Escalate Conflict and Bury Hopes for Peace

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
The US is obviously preparing for conflict with Russia, on several fronts. In Syria, eastern Europe and Ukraine

Does Russia Know What’s Up?

Paul Craig Roberts at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
Russia has the winning hand, writes Paul Craig Robert, but does not know how to play it?

Tokyo Dreaming

Linh Dinh at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
The US has destroyed societies to save them, with Iraq, Libya and Syria only the latest examples. Without any violence, perhaps Japan can return the favor

Death of Israel

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
Israel’s only chance at remaining a regional dominant entity is to gather its Goyim Western friends on the front lines of war-torn Syria.

“Environmental” Orthodoxy Can Be Deadly for Humans and Ecosystems

Alan Carlin at Carlin Economics and Science - 23 hours ago
As discussed in my book on climate, one of the many problems with the CIC’s climate “consensus” is that it ends up delaying if not destroying the hopes of billions of people in less developed countries (LDCs) to reduce their exposure to indoor air pollution (IAP) and reduce their endless efforts to scavenge for wood […]

Pentagon Admits that US Soldiers are Helping Saudi Arabia ‘Protect Its Border’ (BullShit) with Yemen. US Commandos Deployed to Help Saudi Arabia in Yemen War

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
US-Pentagram: “Yes, we are employing highly trained Commandos to protect Saudi Arabia’s border. Bullshit (cough cough). It’s for peace, freedom, democracy … bullshit (cough cough) … and OIL (cough cough) I mean apple pies and liberty fries.” – RT Published on May 4, 2018 Pentagon has admitted that U.S. soldiers are directly helping Saudi Arabia protect […]

Israel, US Military-Industrial Complex Attempting to Sabotage Iran Deal: Scholar

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
PressTV Published on May 4, 2018 A majority of the American people support the Iran nuclear deal but Israel and the US military-industrial complex are attempting to sabotage it, an American writer and retired professor says. end

BOMBSHELL VIDEO: Kallstrom Calls FBI a Criminal “Fifth Column” Running Illegal “Conspiracy” to Topple President Trump

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
BOMBSHELL VIDEO: Kallstrom Calls FBI a Criminal “Fifth Column” Running Illegal “Conspiracy” to Topple President Trump by https://truepundit.com/ Former FBI Assistant Director James Kallstrom took the gloves off on Thursday, accusing the FBI of taking part in an organized conspiracy to topple President Trump’s presidency. Kallstrom is a respected FBI alumnus. – When he speaks many […]

Flashback 2016: Israel Has 200 Nuclear Weapons ‘All Targeted on Tehran’ – Colin Powell Email Leak

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
RT Published on Sep 16, 2016 Former US secretary of state Colin Powell’s e-mails were recently leaked. And the latest revelation to come from them is confirmation that the US is well aware of the real extent of Israel’s nuclear arsenal. end

IDF Could Avoid Killing Palestinians But is Taught to Treat Them as ‘Sub-Humans’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
RT Published on Mar 2, 2018 WARNING: Disturbing images A video has emerged that shows the moments leading up to a Palestinian man’s death during an Israeli armed raid in the West Bank. Modern Ashkenazi Khazars (90+% of modern Jewry) are NOT the Jews of the Bible! Ashkenaz is not from the tribe of Shem ie. […]

Corbett Report: The White Helmets Are A Propaganda Construct

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
corbettreport Published on Feb 9, 2018 TRANSCRIPT AND SOURCES: corbettreport.com/whitehelmets Contrary to what its multi-million dollar international PR campaign would have you believe, the “White Helmets” are not a group of volunteer search-and-rescue workers that sprang spontaneously out of the Syrian soil. When you peel back the layers of foreign financing and reveal the foreign intelligence […]

Reality Check: Who’s Funding the White Helmets?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Ben Swann Published on May 3, 2018 Reality Check with Ben Swann: http://truthinmedia.com/reality-check… You’ve no doubt heard of the White Helmets, aka the Syria Civil Defense. They claim to be a neutral entity in Syria. They say they are just helping people caught in the middle of a civil war. But are they? – US ‘freezes […]

YouTube Reinstate Video Exposing Israel’s Brutality Towards Palestinians

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
YouTube Reinstate Video Exposing Israel’s Brutality Towards Palestinians by SyndiGate.info, April 26th, 2018, https://www.albawaba.com/ YouTube on Wednesday decided to reinstate a video exposing Israel’s brutality towards Palestinians after receiving backlash on social media. – Claiming the content violated its terms of service, the video-sharing platform on Sunday deleted the video, which was posted by Palestinian academician and activist […]

Trump Admin. Wants Tehran Regime Change – Former Diplomat

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
RT America Published on May 3, 2018 North Korea has added to prospects for peace by releasing three Americans from a labor camp. Meanwhile, President Trump’s threat to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal is putting relations with major American allies in jeopardy. Trump will decide on May 12th whether to stay in the Iran […]

Overthrow: 100 Years of U.S. Meddling & Regime Change, from Iran to Nicaragua to Hawaii to Cuba

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 23 hours ago
Overthrow: 100 Years of U.S. Meddling & Regime Change, from Iran to Nicaragua to Hawaii to Cuba by Democracy Now! Published on Mar 12, 2018 https://democracynow.org – As special counsel Robert Mueller continues his probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, we take a look back at Washington’s record of meddling in elections across the […]

Please Don’t Celebrate Karl Marx’s 200th Birthday

Steve Byas at rss - 23 hours ago
[image: please-don-t-celebrate-karl-marx-s-200th-birthday] Karl Marx was anti-religion, anti-private property, and anti-family. His philosophy led to misery for untold millions.

Druncker: Marx's dreams are becoming a lively reality

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 23 hours ago
*Guest blog by Cohn-Bendit Mogherini-Druncker* Dear comrades, today, we're celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of the most important thinker in the human history, Karl Marx. I am grateful to comrade Motl for the opportunity to clarify and expand sentences from my important speech that I gave in Trier last night. I am also grateful to our Chinese comrades who helped to resuscitate Karl Marx and who have also provided him with the bathrobe. In this way, Karl Marx could have taken the first shower in 200 years (the previous shower took place in the amniotic fluid exactly 2... more »

Five Cool Aviation Videos From Social Media This Week

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 23 hours ago
T129 #helicopter special live fire video. T129'a doyuracak bir video :) (Sesini ve videosunu çok farklı kaynaklardan bularak birleştirdim, derlediğim bir T129 canlı atış videosu, Efes tatbikatından.) pic.twitter.com/aXe7uFuga1 — Cemal (@Acemal71) April 18, 2018 *The Warzone/The Drive*: *The Five Sickest Military Aviation Videos From Around Social Media This Week* You sure have to pick through the garage sale that is social media to find the gems, but they are out there, and this week was especially fruitful. It's Friday and amazingly we don't have any breaking news to deal with,... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 day ago
Msta-S self-propelled howitzer is on Dvortsovaya Square in St. Petersburg during a practice of a military parade marking the 73rd anniversary of victory in the Great Patriotic War. © Sputnik / Alexei Danichev *WNU Editor: *The above picture is form this photo-gallery .... *This Week in Pictures: April 28 - May 4* (Sputnik)

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 - 1 day 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 day 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 (AD 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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 - 1 day 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! - 1 day 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 »

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