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Thomas Paine

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

12 June - Blogs I'm Following 1 of 2

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11:03 pm MDT

Trump Slams Robert De Niro as ‘A Very Low IQ Individual’

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 9 minutes ago
Trump says De Niro has received "to (sic) many shots to the head by real boxers in movies."

Can Kim trust Trump?

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 14 minutes ago
All it would take would be some pretext alleging that Pyongyang is up to no good, and suddenly the deal could be off with the articulation of Trump's pen More The post Can Kim trust Trump? appeared first on The Duran.

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 29 minutes ago
President Donald Trump walks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore. Kevin Lim/The Straits Times via REUTERS *WNU Editor*: The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *Editors Choice Pictures *(Reuters)

Americans Are Unprepared For A Nuclear Attack

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 59 minutes ago
*Gordon F. Sander, Politico*: * Americans Are Unprepared for a Nuclear Attack* The U.S. government hasn’t made it easy to know what to do when the bomb drops. A new organization is trying to fix that. Let’s say it’s 2 p.m. on a Sunday afternoon, and you receive an emergency alert on your cellphone indicating that there has been a nuclear explosion in the next town or that an intercontinental ballistic missile is headed your way. Would you know what to do? Most likely not. “I would say that the United States is probably less prepared for any kind of nuclear detonation than it ha... more »

US Congressman Thompson (Democrat-Mississippi) Statement On Mueller Indicating Election Meddling Ongoing

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 hour ago

Medgar Evers Assassination – June 12, 1963-Jackson Mississippi

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 hour ago
President John F. Kennedy (center) visits with Myrlie Evers (far left), widow of civil rights leader, Medgar Evers. Also pictured: … Continue reading →

The Supreme Court OK's Voter Suppression

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 hour ago
Did Joe Donnelly (D-IN), Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND), Michael Bennet (D-CO) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) all vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court in April, 2017 because they thought he would make a good justice? Or was it because they're cowards who knew he would suck but were afraid of the politics? Today Yesterday, Gorsuch voted to give Republican-controled states, in this case Ohio, to kick voters off the rolls for missing-- for whatever reason (like being in the hospital in a coma, for example-- a single election. This is aimed disproportionately at, low-income voters (non-pr... more »

Activated charcoal is showing up everywhere—here are four reasons to avoid it.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 1 hour ago
Activated charcoal is showing up everywhere—here are four reasons to avoid it | Popular Science https://www.popsci.com/activated-charcoal-doesnt-detox?src=SOC&dom=fb Advertisements

Did President Trump Subconsciously Say Kim Jong-un Was Fat At The Singapore Summit?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
*Yahoo News*: *Kim Jong Un's 'not amused' reaction to President Trump's joke about looking 'handsome and thin' is going viral* There are a lot of feelings about President Trump’s historic meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, which took place in Singapore Tuesday. Some see it as a step toward denuclearization and increased diplomacy; others have criticized it as giving legitimacy to a brutal dictator. And some are just here for the memes. *Read more* .... *WNU Editor: *At least he did not call him "Little Rocket Man".

Beware Of The Poison Pen

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
HAVE YOU GOT A PEN? North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un inked a joint statement with a pen provided by his sister rather than the one provided *Daily Mail:* *How to avoid a poisoned pen? Kim Jong-un's security wiped down Sharpie the U.S. provided for signing ceremony – and then dictator's sister swapped in a different one at the last second* * There was a moment of intrigue before President Trump and Kim Jong-un inked a 'joint statement' at their summit meeting * A North Korean official approached the desk where the statement was placed * He wore white gloves and proceeded to w... more »

Why a War Between China and India Is Not Unthinkable (And Would Be a Total Horror Show)

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * We explain how it could go down. *Meanwhile, shipping to and from China would be forced to divert through the western Pacific Ocean, where such diversions would be vulnerable to Australian, Japanese, or American naval action. 87 percent of the country’s petroleum needs are imported from abroad, particularly the Middle East and Africa. China’s strategic petroleum reserves, once completed sometime in the 2020s, could stave off a nationwide fuel shortage for up to seventy-seven days—but after that Beijing would have to seek an end to the war however po... more »

Russia's Tu-160 Supersonic Bomber Has a Very Special Way of Attacking Its Target

TNI Staff at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*TNI Staff* *Security, Europe* From very far away...thanks to long-range cruise missiles. *The existing Tu-160 aircraft have performed well during Russia’s Syria campaign acting as launch platforms for the stealthy MKB Raduga H-101 cruise missile, which is thought to have a range between 4,500Km and 5,500Km.* Developed during the closing stages of the Cold War, the Mach 2.05 capable Tupolev Tu-160 Blackjack was the Soviet Union’s ultimate strategic bomber. The requirement for the Tu-160 emerged from a 1972 Soviet competition to develop a Mach 2.3 capable strategic bomber that w... more »

Singapore Summit: It's a Start, Not a Miracle

Steven P. Bucci at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Steven P. Bucci* *Security, Asia* [image: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference after his meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore June 12, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst] Trump should be given a little breathing room to see if he can grow the four points into something concrete and substantial. The Singapore Summit between United States President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un is over. It was definitely historic. But was it good? The critics have no doubt it wasn’t. “Trump met with Ki... more »

Can This Man Alter Lebanon's Political Landscape?

Bilal Y. Saab at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Bilal Y. Saab* *Politics, Middle East* [image: The moon is seen among illuminated decorations near Al-Amin Mosque on the second day of the holy month of Ramadan in Beirut, Lebanon May 18, 2018. REUTERS/ Jamal Saidi] Sami Gemayel has focused his entire electoral campaign on social, economic and environmental issues that affect every Lebanese household. The results of Lebanon’s free and fair parliamentary elections in May suggest that Lebanese society seems uninterested in pushing for real political change and maybe rocking the boat at a time of increasing regional turmoil. But ... more »

New to the Endangered List: America's Infrastructure

Charles Benard at The National Interest - 2 hours ago
*Charles Benard* *Security, Americas* [image: Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross holds a news conference to make an announcement, after a background conference call with Commerce, Justice Department and Treasury Department officials at the Department of Commerce in Washington, U.S., March 7, 2017. REUTERS/Eric Thayer] The desire for inexpensive goods cannot override our need for national security. The Trump administration is right to say that we need significant changes to our trade strategy. What should it be and how it balances economic and trade interests with national-security co... more »

The debate: my presentation

Hifast at Climate Collections - 2 hours ago
Originally posted on Climate Etc.: by Judith Curry My presentation is provided here. This is being posted at the start of the event. I HUGELY appreciate the comments that you provided on that one slide [link], both in the comments and sent via email. I definitely got the message. I will be very interested in…

Do abused women need asylum? 4 essential reads

Catesby Holmes, Global Affairs Editor, The Conversation US at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 2 hours ago
Countries have some flexibility in interpreting UN agreements on refugee rights. But Sessions' decision that abused women don't qualify for asylum in the US is an extraordinarily severe ruling.

Ofelia Rivas, O'odham, and Earl Tulley, Dine' -- Reflections on the Sacredness of Life

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 2 hours ago
Earl Tulley, Dine' of Blue Gap, with Ofelia Rivas, O'odham Ofelia Rivas, O'odham, and Earl Tulley, Dine', Reflections on the Sacredness of Life Article by Brenda Norrell Censored Video by Govinda Dalton, Spirit Resistance Radio (watch below) DILKON, Navajo Nation -- Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham, and Earl Tulley, Dine', discuss the cultural lifeways and spiritual foundations of their people

Tuesday Night Cat Blogging

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 2 hours ago
Boxed-in cats.

A Look At The Diferences (And Similarities) Between President Trump And President Obama On Foreign Policy

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
President Trump and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un leave after signing documents. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst *Blake Hounshell, Politico:* *How Trump Made Diplomacy Great Again* Obama was attacked as ‘naive’ and ‘weak’ for talking to America’s enemies. Trump is turning it into a political asset. When candidate Barack Obama said in a 2007 debate that he’d meet with the leaders of rogue states—including North Korea—without preconditions, critics pounced: Fox News host Sean Hannity ripped his “lack of foreign policy expertise” and called the idea “disturbing” and “naive.” His Democratic... more »

Breaking: Jihadist rebels launch new attack on besieged Shiite towns in Idlib

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:20 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels launched a new assault on the besieged Shiite towns of Al-Fou’aa and Kafraya in rural Idlib tonight, the National Defense Forces (NDF) reported. According to the NDF, intense clashes broke-out at the eastern outskirts of Kafraya when the jihadist rebels, led by their Uzbeki foreign fighters, attacked […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army, US military come face-to-face in intense northern Aleppo standoff

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 A.M.) – For the second time in ten days, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has blocked the U.S. military’s troops from bypassing their checkpoints in northern Syria. According to a military report from Aleppo, a U.S. military convoy was attempting to bypass a Syrian Army checkpoint south of Manbij, when the latter […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Watch: Syrian Air Force eliminates rebel HQ in northern Hama

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:50 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Air Force (SyAAF) carried out a strategic airstrike that targeted the headquarters of Jaysh Al-Izza in the northern Hama countryside. A Russian drone managed to capture footage of this airstrike and the moment the Syrian Air Force struck the Jaysh Al-Izza HQ in the town of Al-Lataminah. […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army seizes large quantity of ammo in Damascus

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
The Syrian army discovered an arms cache in Syria’s Homs province, seizing more than 8,500 pieces of ammunition, the Russia’s Syrian reconciliation center said in a statement on Tuesday. “Syrian security forces timely received information about an ammo depot in the eastern part of Umm-Sharhsuh. The government forces seized an anti-tank guided missile, three reactive […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Pro-gov’t group raises Syrian flag over Raqqa district

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:40 A.M.) – A mysterious group calling themselves the “Popular Resistance of the Eastern Region” released two photos on Tuesday of the Syrian Arab Republic flag placed on a tree in a Raqqa city district. According to the group, the flag of the Syrian Arab Republic was placed on a tree in the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Rebel drones drop thousands of leaflets over Daraa demanding Syrian Army soldiers defect

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:15 A.M.) – In response to the Syrian Arab Army’s (SAA) demand that the rebel forces surrender in Dara’a, the latter has dropped thousands of leaflets over the provincial capital. The leaflets were dropped via drone and call on the Syrian Arab Army soldiers in Dara’a to defect to the Syrian opposition. The […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

U.S. Political Reaction To The Trump-Kim Summit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*The Hill*: *GOP senators: We want vote on any North Korea deal* Republican senators said on Tuesday that they want the Trump administration to submit any final deal between the United States and North Korea to Congress for a vote. The push for a congressional role comes as Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un signed an agreement committing the United States to unspecified "security guarantees" in exchange for a denuclearized Korean Peninsula. "Yeah, assuming there is a final agreement, they've indicted that they would bring that agreement to us in the form of a treaty," GOP... more »

Backlash To Trump-Kim Summit Is Motivated By Commitment To Projecting American Superpower

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 3 hours ago
President Donald Trump’s talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have the potential to usher in an era of nonviolent coexistence. However, the political establishment, corporate media, and foreign policy think tanks are deeply upset that Trump offered to end United States military exercises early in the diplomatic talks The post Backlash To Trump-Kim Summit Is Motivated By Commitment To Projecting American Superpower appeared first on Shadowproof.

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Even Now”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
2002, “Even Now” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ciXdFS7xSoo

Dissecting Trump’s Efforts to Place Himself Above the Law

Marjorie Cohn at Marjorie Cohn - 3 hours ago
“Nobody is above the law,” Donald Trump declared during the 2016 campaign. But as special counsel Robert Mueller zeroes in on him, the president is carving out an exemption for himself. Trump and his attorneys are claiming absolute power for the president. Trump’s attorney and mouthpiece Rudy Giuliani told HuffPost that Trump could not be... Read more »

Hot Town, Summit in the City

nonnie9999 at HYSTERICAL RAISINS - 3 hours ago
(Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump made a stunning concession to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday about halting military exercises, pulling a surprise at a summit that baffled allies, military officials and lawmakers from his own Republican … Continue reading →

U.S. Intelligence Community Wants To Use DNA For Data Storage

Aaron at Activist Post - 3 hours ago
By Aaron Kesel The U.S. intelligence community wants to unlock more efficient ways to store troves of data humans generate every day, and it believes... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 3 hours ago
“The dust sculptures of the Eagle Nebula are evaporating. As powerful starlight whittles away these cool cosmic mountains, the statuesque pillars that remain might be imagined as mythical beasts. Pictured above is one of several striking dust pillars of the Eagle Nebula that might be described as a gigantic alien fairy. This fairy, however, is ten light years tall and spews radiation much hotter than common fire. * Click image for larger size.* The greater Eagle Nebula, M16, is actually a giant evaporating shell of gas and dust inside of which is a growing cavity filled with a spec... more »

Arizona Heatwave Of June 11-17, 1896

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 3 hours ago
The year 1896 had record heatwaves around the planet, including one which killed 1,500 people in New York City. Australia’s worst heatwave occurred during January, 1896. Arizona also had their record heatwave that year, with Parker, Az over 120 degrees … Continue reading →

Ramadan Arabian Nights 2018 : The amazing tales challenge Episode 28 “A rejected lover”

noreply@blogger.com (Zeinobia) at Egyptian Chronicles - 3 hours ago
Here we are, close to the finale of our Ramadan Arabian Nights Podcast for this year. Tonight we will hear to episode no.289 of the Egyptian State Radio’s One Thousand and One Nights show in Arabic. You can listen to the episode after the break. Your browser does not support the audio element. *The strange brass vendor turned the city into a brass **as a punishment for King Kasseman* * and his [image: Edmund Dulac]By Edmund Dulac cruelty. He also appoints the brothers Wahdan and Etman to protect the city till the curse is broken. * *After knowing the story of the city of brass, our h... more »

Kim Jung-un's Remarks On The Singapore Summit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un looks at President Trump before their bilateral meeting. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst *Daily Mail:* *Kim Jong-un says U.S. and North Korea must cease 'irritating and hostile military actions' – and according to state-run media Trump offered to provide security guarantee and lift sanctions during 'good-will dialogue'* * Kim made the statement following his historic summit with President Trump * His comment was reported by the Korean State News Agency * Kim has invited Trump to visit Pyongyang, according to state media report * North Korea reaffirmed its comm... more »

Is This Japan’s Lake Kawaguchi?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 4 hours ago
A composite consisting of at least three images was shared as if it was a genuine photograph of the famous lake.

Global Reaction To The Singapore Summit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
CBC: *Praise, optimism, derision: reaction to Trump-Kim summit from around the globe* *North Korea patron China seems eager to ease sanctions, while Iran says the U.S. can't keep its word* Donald Trump, who has upended traditions in just 18 months on the job, became the first sitting U.S. president to meet with the head of state for North Korea on Tuesday in Singapore. In a document signed with great fanfare by Trump and Kim in Singapore, Kim committed to the "complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula." Trump gushed that the pair developed chemistry quickly and that the t... more »

Chet Raymo, "ICBW IDTS"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"ICBW IDTS"* by Chet Raymo "Which means, according to text messengers, "It could be worse (but) I don't think so." It seems a Finn has published a 332-page novel written entirely in text messaging abbreviations. Leave it to the Finns, who essentially invented mobile phone culture. Well, that's one novel I will never read. At my age, I might as well try to learn Finnish as the language of TXT MSG. I've had a mobile (as they call them in Europe) for eight years now, and I've yet to have an incoming call. Not surprising, since no one has my number, and even if they did the phone is ... more »

Trump 'War Games' Announcement Shocks South Korea, US Military Forces

Tyler Durden at 4 hours ago
[image: undefined] In what was perhaps the most surprising announcement to emerge from today's Trump-Kim summit, president Trump agreed to suspend military exercises with South Korea in return for a commitment to denuclearisation from North Korea. As we reported earlier, Trump said the war games were expensive and “very provocative”, and yet stopping them has been called a "major concession", something the US has previously rejected as non-negotiable on the grounds that the exercises are a key element of its military alliance with Seoul, and maintaining a deterrent against North Kor... more »

Outcome of Assange Case Could Undermine the Rights of Millions

Whitney Webb at 4 hours ago
[image: undefined] As the sixth anniversary of his extended stay in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London approaches, WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange is faced with increasingly limited options. Barred from communicating with the outside world and from receiving most visitors, Assange’s only hope of avoiding extradition to the United States on trumped-up espionage charges comes down to the governments of the two countries of which he is a citizen: Australia and Ecuador. In an unexpected move last week, the Australian government sent officials to meet with Assange and later confi... more »

"Maybe We Have Gone As Far As We Can Go..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“The development of our cerebral cortex has been the greatest achievement of the evolutionary processes. Big deal. While allowing us the thrills of intellect or the pangs of self-consciousness, it is all too often overruled by our inner, instinctive brain - the one that tells us to react, not reflect, to run, rather than ruminate. Maybe we have gone as far as we can go and the next advance, whatever that may be - will be made by beings we create ourselves, using our own technology. Life forms we can design and program not to be ultimately governed and constricted by the rules of su... more »

“Americans Have Become a ‘Slave Race’"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*“Americans Have Become a ‘Slave Race’" * by Bill Bonner “We went down to the town of Cafayate last week from the family ranch: a three-hour drive, mostly over unpaved roads. There, old friends Doug Casey and John Mauldin were holding forth. The "deep state," among other things, was their topic. "The term comes from Turkey," Doug explained. "People noticed that there was the government – you know the government that they teach you about in school. And there was a deeper, more important and more powerful government. It was not described in any constitution. The newspapers didn't rep... more »

X22 Report, “The US Is One Step Closer To Bankruptcy”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
X22 Report, “The US Is One Step Closer To Bankruptcy” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVj6buwKD4k *Related followup report:* X22 Report, “Major Event World Wide, Stay Vigilant, Follow The White Rabbit” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0-GFgXFhEM

President Trump's Remarks On The Singapore Summit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*ABC News Online*: *North Korea-US summit: Here's what Donald Trump had to say about his meeting with Kim Jong-un* US President Donald Trump has confirmed North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has agreed to work toward complete denuclearisation of the Korean peninsula after their historic meeting in Singapore. At a press conference afterwards, Mr Trump shed some light on what was discussed during the summit. Here are the highlights. *Read more *.... *President Trump's Remarks On The Singapore Summit* North Korea-US summit: Here's what Donald Trump had to say about his meeting with Kim... more »

Donald Trump And Kim Jong-un Document Released After Historic Meeting

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
President Trump shows the document, that he and North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un signed acknowledging the progress of the talks and pledge to keep momentum going. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst *ABC News Online:* *Singapore summit: Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un document released after historic meeting* The text from the document signed by Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un has been made available. Here it is in full: President Donald J Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong-un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a first, h... more »

Gregory Mannarino, “Prepare Yourself Because This Is The Plan Of The Federal Reserve”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
Gregory Mannarino, “Prepare Yourself Because This Is The Plan Of The Federal Reserve” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7N97S1eLj-0

The Daily "Near You?"

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

Commentaries And Analysis On The Singapore Summit

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 4 hours ago
*Nile Bowie and Andrew Salmon, Asia Times: **‘World will see a major change:’ Kim, Trump sign declaration* First-ever North Korea-US summit was an optical success but a substantive failure with a vague, non-tangible outcome The hugely anticipated, first-ever summit between North Korea and the United States – two states which remain technically at war, and which last year appeared on the brink of renewed combat ­– has been declared a success by the two parties. In a joint declaration, both sides agreed to upgrade relations. North Korea committed to complete denuclearization of th... more »

The Poet: Mary Oliver, "Have You Ever Tried to Enter the Long Black Branches?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
* "Have You Ever Tried to Enter the Long Black Branches?"* "Have you ever tried to enter the long black branches of other lives- tried to imagine what the crisp fringes, full of honey, hanging from the branches of the young locust trees, in early morning, feel like? Do you think this world was only an entertainment for you? Never to enter the sea and notice how the water divides with perfect courtesy, to let you in! Never to lie down on the grass, as though you were the grass! Never to leap to the air as you open your wings over the dark acorn of your heart! No wonder we hear, in your... more »

"Ours Is Not A Caravan Of Despair..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
“Come, come, whoever you are, wanderer, worshiper, lover of leaving, it doesn't matter. Ours is not a caravan of despair. Come, even if you have broken your vow a hundred times. Come, come again, come. “ - Rumi

"Two Ways to Stop Caring What Others Think “

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 4 hours ago
*"Two Ways to Stop Caring What Others Think “* by David Cain "One should judge a man mainly from his depravities. Virtues can be faked. Depravities are real." - Klaus Kinski "At the retreat center I just visited, the automated coffee machine worked on an honor system. It dispensed coffee whenever you pushed the button, but you were expected to put a two-dollar coin into a little nearby box to cover the costs. I didn’t have change, so I put a twenty in on the first day, intending to use it exactly ten times. Since I was meditating many hours a day, I was very aware and easygoing, b... more »

Navajo President: 'No Uranium Exploration, Extraction or Transportation on Navajo Lands'

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 4 hours ago
. U.S. Rep. Tom O'Halleran, D-Ariz., (middle), listens as President Russell Begaye speaks during a uranium town hall meeting May 30 in Cameron. PRESIDENT BEGAYE: NO URANIUM EXPLORATION, EXTRACTION OR TRANSPORTATION ON NAVAJO LANDS By Navajo Nation President Begaye Press Office Censored News WINDOW ROCK—President Russell Begaye is applauding the U.S. House of Representatives for

No More Net Neutrality-- But The Impact Won't Be Felt Until AFTER November To Protect Republicans

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 5 hours ago
*But will the issue persuade voters to defeat the GOP?* In 2005 the FEC had a Republican chair, Kathleen Abernathy, a Republican, but not a Trumpist crackpot like Ajit Pai, the current chair. Abernathy's FEC adopted the principles of net neutrality "to preserve and promote the vibrant and open character of the Internet as the telecommunications marketplace enters the broadband age." 18 years later and the Trumpist Republican Party is no longer remotely interested in preserving and promoting the vibrant and open character of the Internet. They're interested in seeing what they can sq... more »

Do Cancer Research Fundraisers Know That The WHO Classified Cell Phone and WiFi Radiation as “Possibly Carcinogenic” in 2011 and Some Scientists Say That’s Too Low?

Activist Post at Activist Post - 5 hours ago
By B.N. Frank I think most of us are glad that there are people trying to solve or at least reduce all of the world’s... more »

World News Briefs -- June 12, 2018 (Evening Edition)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
President Donald Trump and North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un concluded a day of talks in Singapore by signing what the president described as a 'very comprehensive' document *Daily Mail:* *'We're ready to write a new chapter between our two nations': Trump declares victory, boasting that he TRUSTS Kim Jong-un and persuaded him to sign a 'very comprehensive' agreement for 'complete denuclearization' after nearly 5 HOURS of meetings* * Donald Trump told reporters in Singapore that he expects Kim Jong-un to uphold his part of a landmark agreement that requires him to destroy his enti... more »

Healthcare Models | Sickness vs. Wellness

thedrswolfson at The Drs. Wolfson - 5 hours ago
Watch Time – 2 minutes I was recently interviewed on a podcast about the state of healthcare in the US today. Watch as I explain what I call the Sickness Model vs. Wellness Model of Healthcare. TRANSCRIPT: Interviewer asks question. Dr. Jack’s answer – Sure. So, when I talk about the sickness model, is that […] The post Healthcare Models | Sickness vs. Wellness appeared first on The Drs. Wolfson.

Thank You, President Trump, For Not Signing the G7 Communique

William F. Jasper at rss - 5 hours ago
[image: thank-you-president-trump-for-not-signing-the-g7-communique] President Trump should be thanked, not bashed, for rejecting the Charlevoix G7 Summit Communique.

The Right Skills

LL at Virtual Mirage - 5 hours ago
Our fellow blogger Mike MD might not see it this way, but I consider myself a 'trail surgeon'. Let me paint the picture for you. We'll call you LSP, for sake of convenience here on this blog, are out in the back of beyond, far from conventional transportation and the reach of cell phones. You were careless enough to venture out there without a sat phone and suddenly, you find yourself in medical distress. You have few options: (a) Crawl under a bush and wait for the valkyries to take you as you clutch your hunting knife to prove your worth to them; (b) You try and walk out, during wh... more »

TPPF Releases Report On How to Abolish the Robin Hood' School Property Tax

Content Multimedia - 5 hours ago
By Kara Belew, Bill Peacock, Emily Sass The Texas property tax system is terribly broken and harming our economy, employers and families. Our plan holds down state and local spending, and eventually, will eliminate a significant portion of the property tax.


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 5 hours ago
Generally speaking, I'm a gloomy guy, but I'm not as pessimistic as Athenae, who expects nothing but the worst if President Trump is forced out of office before his term ends. We have him for two more years, and we just have to handle that. You know why? Because any other scenario leads to a truly horrifying amount of violence for the marginalized communities already under attack.... Trump resigns.... Trump gets impeached and tried in the Senate.... EITHER of those come true, and the current culture war dunks itself in lighter fluid and runs through a fireworks tent. Democrats are... more »

Are Meghan Markle and Prince Harry Robots?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 6 hours ago
An odd video purportedly showing the royal couple at an event actually features two "live figures" created by the Madame Tussauds wax museum.

QotD: On free-range parenting

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 6 hours ago
*“Without interrupting a child in the moment of action, proper care might previously be taken to remove out of its way those things which can really hurt it, and a just degree of attention must be paid to [the child's] first experiments upon hard and heavy, and more especially upon sharp and brittle, and burning bodies; but this degree of care should not degenerate into cowardice. It is better that a child should tumble down or burn its fingers, than it should not learn the use of its limbs or its senses.”* ~ novelist Maria Edgeworth, confirming that risk can be educational. From ...more »

Answers Before Climate Action

Hifast at Climate Collections - 6 hours ago
Originally posted on Science Matters: As the stool above shows, the climate change package sits on three premises. The first is the science bit, consisting of an unproven claim that observed warming is caused by humans burning fossil fuels. The second part rests on impact studies from billions of research dollars spent uncovering any and…

Reactions to Kim-Trump meeting in Singapore

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 6 hours ago
After Tuesday’s summit in Singapore, Trump called the Korean War “an extremely bloody conflict” and expressed hope that the war would soon formally end. For more, Democracy Now speaks with University of Chicago historian *Bruce Cumings*, author of several books on Korea, including “Korea’s Place in the Sun: A Modern History” and “North Korea: Another Country.” Listen to "World Cheers for Steps Toward Korea Peace But U.S. Media Outraged" on Spreaker. On today's episode of Loud & Clear, John Kiriakou and Walter Smolarek are joined by *Hyun Lee*, a member of the Solidarity Committ... more »

The ongoing thimerosal travesty needs to end

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 6 hours ago
By Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. World Mercury Project Team Note: The lessons learned from the ongoing saga of thimerosal are significant to all who care about vaccine safety, want justice for the injured, and to prevent future harm. The government has said they corrected the thimerosal issue and want us to believe the case is […] The post The ongoing thimerosal travesty needs to end appeared first on Health Nut News.

U.S. Continues to Dominate the Yemen Situation- Airstrike Targetting Assistance Guaranteeing Mass Casualties

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 6 hours ago
* Too my knowledge the US has been involved in the atrocity that is the destruction of Yemen from the get go- Therefore* *it's not credible to have the WSJ claim that they are "deepening" their role. The US is simply increasing the misery and it was expected that they would. As they continue on with the remake the region agenda.* *Reuters * *The Saudi-led coalition,(not Saudi led in my opinion) which the UAE is part of, is gearing up for an assault on Hodeidah, preparing to launch by far the biggest battle of a three-year-old war between an alliance of Arab states and the Hout... more »

Summit with Kim is boosting Trump's confidence – that might not be a good thing

Stephen Benedict Dyson, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Connecticut at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 7 hours ago
The declaration was thin, but the meeting itself will have a significant impact on how Trump makes foreign policy decisions moving forward.

Is Venezuela's president afraid of a coup d'etat?

Marco Aponte-Moreno, Assistant Professor of Global Business, St Mary's College of California at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 7 hours ago
Venezuela has freed 79 political prisoners in recent months, to global plaudits. But the hard-line regime has also charged 100 military officials with conspiracy. Does President Maduro fear overthrow?

Military And Intelligence News Briefs -- June 12, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*NBC:* *Trump's summit military concession to Kim surprises everyone* North Korea has previously called the joint drills a "grave provocation" that could escalate the region "to the brink of nuclear war." When President Donald Trump agreed to pause military exercises between the U.S. and South Korea on Tuesday, he gave Kim Jong Un a concession on an issue that has angered North Korea like few others. Pyongyang has long said it views such joint drills as preparation for an invasion. The president's revelation that he planned to put the "war games" on hold was part of the agreemen... more »

Are Teenagers Using Adhesives to Avoid Resorting to Condoms?

Dan MacGuill at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
A Hong Kong company garnered global headlines with its "Jiftip" product, but it's not clear who's actually buying it.

Ex-White House Staffers: We Were Asked to Reassemble Documents Trump Ripped Up

Arturo Garcia at Snopes.com - 7 hours ago
"We weren't supposed to tell anybody," one of the former employees said.

Napolitano Discusses First-Gen Students and College Affordability at Convening

Jamal Watson at Diverse - 7 hours ago
DENVER -- Colleges and universities across the nation should implement a wide range of wrap-around services for first-generation students, said Janet Napolitano, who leads the University of California, one of the largest public university systems in the country.

A Scholar Without Borders

cmaadmin at Diverse - 7 hours ago
As chair of the African American studies department and the Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies at Northwestern University, Dr. E. Patrick Johnson is a scholar without borders. His research crosses academic disciplines and creative art forms in multiple ways, to the extent that he describes himself only half-jokingly as “an academic trickster.”

John Pilger sends solidarity wishes for GN confab

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 7 hours ago
Unable to attend the upcoming Global Network conference in Oxford, England the award-winning journalist John Pilger sent his solidarity greetings. Pilger's most recent film 'The Coming War on China' can be seen *here*. You can get more information about the conference on June 22-24 in Oxford *here*. 'There is a willingness throughout the world to rid space of weapons, especially the prospect of nuclear weapons. Countries, great and small, don't want them - with one exception: the United States. In 1967, the US signed a treaty with the Soviet Union and the UK to ban nuclear we... more »

Turkish President Warns of War Between Islam and Christianity

Selwyn Duke at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: turkish-president-warns-of-war-between-islam-and-christianity] The world may be heading “towards a war between the cross and the crescent,” warned Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a Saturday Istanbul speech.

‘Evasive measures’: Indian ships en route to US exercises tailed by Chinese Navy

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
As ships from the Indian Navy traveled to Guam last week for exercises with the US Navy and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force, Chinese vessels shadowed and tailed the Indian ships, forcing them to take “evasive measures,” sources informed India Today. Exercise Malabar started being held in 1992 as a bilateral drill between the American and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Iranian troops are in Syria because Damascus requested them: Rouhani

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:00 P.M.) – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani told his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron via telephone that his country’s advisers went to Syria at the request of the Syrian government. According to the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA), the Iranian President then slammed all of the nations that entered Syria without the approval of […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian FM sends letter to UN slamming US Coalition for killing civilians

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:30 P.M.) – The Syrian Foreign Ministry sent a letter to the United Nations Security Council condemning the U.S. Coalition for killing several civilians in northeastern Syria recently. “The real criminal of this coalition has become obvious to all the people of the world,” the letter began, as quoted by the Syrian Arab […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Yemeni Health Minister condemns Saudi-led airstrike of cholera treatment facility (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 7 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (8:10 P.M.) – The Yemeni Minister of Health Dr. Taha al-Mutawakel warned of an imminent collapse in country’s health system as he condemned a Saudi-led airstrike on a Doctors Without Borders (MSF) cholera treatment facility in Abs, during a press conference in Sanaa on Tuesday. “[With] the aggression to the health system and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

8 Comics Showing How Much Today’s Childhood Differs From Ours

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 8 hours ago
The childhood experience today is inevitably affected by--and sometimes even centered on--technology.

The Inner Work Behind the Outer Work

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 8 hours ago
I feel myself learning things and the learning simply arises from within.

Unsouling from the Wilderness

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 8 hours ago
“Modern man, I dutifully noted, is in search of a soul, and the age is an age of longing.” ~Theodore Roszak, Where the Wasteland Ends

Meditation and Music May be the Ideal Combo to Fend off Depression

Openhearted Rebel at Openhearted Rebel - 8 hours ago
The combination of meditation and music may be one of the simplest ways to fend off depression. The two have no unpleasant side-effects.

Unsouling from the Wilderness

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Kingsley L. Dennis* - The modern history of the West has been about the removal of mystery, mind, and magic from the world around us.

Mass Shootings and Psychiatric Drugs – the Connection

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - The answer is in plain sight.

Questionable Tactics Used in Vaccine ‘Safety’ Testing

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 8 hours ago
*Dr. Mercola* - Safety is a hindrance to profits.

E3 Scorn - gameplay trailer - gigertastic nonsense

Mike Philbin at Mike Philbin's free planet blog - 8 hours ago
...and because I save a small dark corner of my heart for anything this blatantly Giger-ish, here's a recent gameplay trailer for October-due game SCORN

The Navy's Littoral Combat Ship Is Getting New Ship-Killer Missiles

Kris Osborn at The National Interest - 8 hours ago
*Kris Osborn* *Security, * A big upgrade is coming for the LCS. *Having longer-range or over-the-horizon ship and air-launched weapons is also quite relevant to the “distributed” portion of the strategy which calls for the fleet to have an ability to disperse as needed. Having an ability to spread out and conduct dis-aggregated operations makes Navy forces less vulnerable to enemy firepower while. At the same time, have long-range precision-strike capability will enable the Navy to hold potential enemies at risk or attack if needed while retaining safer stand-off distance from ... more »

Mohawk Nation News 'Native Youth Stop MCK Marijuana Grow-Op'

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
NATIVE YOUTH STOP MCK MARIJUANA GROW-OP Posted on June 10, 2018 Please post & distribute. MNN. JUNE 10, 2018. Kahnawake Survival School students and community members stopped the survey for a 47,000 square foot multi-purpose building in the old grove forest adjacent to their school. It’s on busy risky highway 138 for a reason. Once marijuana is legal in Canada, this plot of land is

Sadiq Khan showing signs of John Bercow style arrogance

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 8 hours ago
Watch from 8:30 for some John Bercow arrogance from Sadiq Khan. Maybe it's a tiny man thing. https://youtu.be/jr8zAo8UrZM

Mohawk Nation News 'Lipstick on the Pig!'

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 8 hours ago
LIPSTICK ON THE PIG! Posted on June 12, 2018 Please post & circulate. MNN. June 12, 2018. Get ready! Get Set! Youth are the majority among native people. According to the kaianerekowa everyone including small children have rights in ALL decisions. We are all survivors of the wa-si-ra-ko-se-tah, the biggest holocaust in all humanity. Read article at Mohawk Nation New http://

This Is The Video That President Trump Showed Kim Jong Un On What North Korea’s Future Could Be

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 8 hours ago
*VOX: *Watch the “movie trailer” Trump showed Kim Jong Un about North Korea’s possible future *In Singapore, Trump treated Kim to a Hollywood-style video about “two men, two leaders, one destiny.” * Among the many tactics President Donald Trump rolled out in his summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in Singapore was apparently a four-minute video, styled like a movie trailer, that casts Trump and Kim as the heroes of a story about “two men, two leaders, one destiny.” It was part of an overall pitch that reaching a deal between the US and North Korea would help North Korea a... more »

Are church weddings going out of style?

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 8 hours ago
When my parents and grandparents got married (1934 and 1901), home weddings with a few friends and family were common in our (Anabaptist) tradition. No white wedding dress, just something nice that could be reused. Even in the 1940s one of my aunts, Dorothy, was married at our house (first wedding I attended). By the 50s and 60s, most people I knew were married in churches, although a niece had her wedding in 1984 in the same yard where my parents said their vows. Now it's public spaces like parks, fancy city buildings, elegant old mansions, old barns, or destinations like resorts,... more »

Honor your parents

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 8 hours ago
For June morning devotions I've been reading the book of Sirach in the Bible. This is one that Martin Luther removed, so I'm not very familiar with it. Most Christians around the world do have this one, however. Anyway, for Father's Day there's a wonderful expansion on the commandment to honor your parents. Sirach 3:12-13. My son, take care of your father when he is old; grieve him not as long as he lives. Even if his mind fail, be considerate with him; revile him not in the fullness of your strength. Isn't that beautiful? I know so many people who have lovingly honored parents... more »

Joint Statement from President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un following Singapore summit

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 8 hours ago
Brief document states the actions taken during the summit, and outlines the intents and plans for the relationship between the US and North Korea going forward More The post Joint Statement from President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong-un following Singapore summit appeared first on The Duran.

Here’s the video Trump showed Kim Jong-un about the future of Korea

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 8 hours ago
This four-minute presentation showed Chairman Kim a look at the possibilities that are on the table for the North Korean leader going forward More The post Here’s the video Trump showed Kim Jong-un about the future of Korea appeared first on The Duran.

Summit With North Korea: We've Been Here Before

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 9 hours ago
*by Reese Erlich* Police wearing Darth Vader helmets and carrying shotguns mounted with tear gas launchers lined up ready for battle. Fifty yards away, tens of thousands students and workers placed iron bars and Molotov cocktails on the street preparing for battle. At the appointed hour both sides charged, with police clubbing and firing tear gas barrages. It was 1991 in Seoul, and I was on assignment for the Christian Science Monitor newspaper covering the widespread protests against the authoritarian South Korean government. Demonstrators protested increasing poverty and the co... more »

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

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
Two Steps From Hell, “Evergreen Extended” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zGYsq7cbVZA

"How It Really Is, For 123 Americans Every Day"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
"We Totally Suck At Dealing With Suicide”

“Skilled Trades Beat Degree Debt”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*“Skilled Trades Beat Degree Debt”* by Tom Purcell "When I was a 19-year-old college sophomore in 1982, my father gave me advice that makes even more sense for 19-year-olds today. Despite his protestations, you see, I chose English as my major at Penn State. Worried about my ability to land a job, he begged me to at least minor in something practical. I’m still the only person ever to graduate from Penn State with a major in English and a minor in air conditioning/heating. I joke, of course, but if I were 19 now, I don’t think I’d go thousands upon thousands into debt to fund a lib... more »

"Declining and Falling"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago
*"Declining and Falling"* Are we destined for the same fate as that other empire? by Robert Gore "At the end of World War II, the US enjoyed geopolitical supremacy unmatched since the Roman empire. Friends and foes had been devastated by the war: millions dead, thousands of towns and cities destroyed, commercial and industrial infrastructure decimated. The only conflict on US soil was Pearl Harbor. Total war casualties were comparatively light. The US had the atomic bomb. American industry was intact, could quickly be retooled for production of civilian goods, and would face limited... more »

Dr-Cafta productores perderían US$189 millones

bilaterals.org - 9 hours ago
12-Jun-2018 En el caso del arroz el país que resultaría más perjudicado sería República Dominicana, donde los productores perderían hasta US$74 millones.

Glencore busca indemnización de más de 2 billones de pesos por parte del Estado colombiano

bilaterals.org - 9 hours ago
12-Jun-2018 La reclamación se da por un contrato suscrito entre la multinacional suiza y la nación en 1989 para la explotación de la mina Calenturitas, en el Cesar.

Singapore Sling

jurassicpork at Welcome Back to Gotham City - 9 hours ago
I know I should be writing a long, comprehensive post about the nuclear summit but frankly, it doesn't rise to the level of gravitas even on a C list blog like this. If you want that comprehensive overview, read Nicholas Kristof's article in the "failing" *New York Times*. Here's the money shot: There was nothing about North Korea freezing plutonium and uranium programs, nothing about destroying intercontinental ballistic missiles, nothing about allowing inspectors to return to nuclear sites, nothing about North Korea making a full declaration of its nuclear program, nothing a... more »

The Economic Crisis In Turkey Is Starting

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
The Turkish President, Tayyip Erdogan, arrives at a meeting to present his ruling AK Party's lawmaker candidates for the city of Istanbul, Turkey, May 29, 2018. REUTERS/Osman Orsal *Asia Times:* *Turkey’s economic crisis has just begun* *What happens next may look like Greece during its financial collapse – meaning Turkey’s economy could shrink by 10%-20% * The Turkish central bank managed to halt the free-fall of the country’s currency last week with a sharp rise in interest rates. But the move failed to stop the free-fall of Turkey’s equity market and – far more dangerous – the ... more »

Worried Cow Asks Man To Rescue Her Newborn Calf

White Wolf at White Wolf - 9 hours ago
Flo is a cow who lives on a beautiful farm near Millbrook, Ontario. She spends her days in a lush, green pasture that borders on a country road. The cows have access to a nice pond for drinking and for cooling off in. But Flo was anything but happy when she delivered a calf only to have it slide down and under the electrical fence and become trapped outside the field and away from her. That’s when Dave was passing by on the road and saw the cows enjoying a dip in the pond to get out of the heat. He stopped to film them, and noticed one cow was very upset. Flo kept scraping the grou... more »

University Entrance Exams In China Focus On The Thoughts Of Chinese President Xi

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
Candidates sit for this year's college entrance exam. Photo: Beijing Daily via VCG *Asia Times:* *Entrance exams in China focus on the thoughts of Xi* *Parents and commentators point out that tests used to focus on 'non-political' topics.* Almost 10 million high school graduates in China sat the nation’s annual college entrance exams earlier this week. The themes and reference materials are always a topic of conversation among parents and the online community. But numerous students probably wondered if this was purely a political test on the ‘thoughts’ of Communist Party Chairman... more »

Are These Penguins Living on an Island of Plastic?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
A digitally manipulated video showing a group of penguins living on a plastic island was created by a conservation group in order to raise awareness of the extent of pollution in the ocean.

Was Robert De Niro Involved in a Child Sex Trafficking Ring?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 9 hours ago
The Hollywood actor's profane Tony Awards speech led to the recirculation of rumors that he was involved in a "prostitution ring that used children."

Further reflections on "the common good"

Sandy Levinson at Balkinization - 9 hours ago
As noted yesterday both Patrick Deneen's and Steven Brill's new books, about which I am very enthusiastic, both ultimately turn on the belief that there is an ascertainable "common good" or "public interest" that is being ignored by feckless politicians, for whatever reasons, including, of course, the sheer power of the donor class. I am not unsympathetic with this critique. One of the reasons I have become so critical of the Constitution is that, as Mark Graber has pointed out, it is structured so as to assure that no national elected office-holder, including the President, truly...more »

"Tell The Truth..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 9 hours ago


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 9 hours ago
Just as we were waiting for the Singapore summit to begin last night, we learned that Larry Kudlow had had a heart attack *The New York Times* now reports: Larry Kudlow, the director of President Trump’s National Economic Council, spent Tuesday morning calling friends who said they expected him to return to his White House job after recovering from a mild heart attack that landed him in the hospital on Monday.... Mr. Trump posted a message about Mr. Kudlow’s hospitalization on Twitter late Monday. Kudlow, of course, developed a cocaine habit a couple of decades ago, when he was be... more »

Behind Trump’s Exasperation

Patrick J. Buchanan at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: behind-trump-s-exasperation] Trump sees America as a nation being milked by allies who free ride on our defense effort, as they engage in trade practices that prosper their own peoples at America's expense.

Meeting in Singapore, Trump and Kim Pledge Denuclearization of Korean Peninsula, but Concrete Guarantees Must Wait

Warren Mass at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: meeting-in-singapore-trump-and-kim-pledge-denuclearization-of-korean-peninsula-but-concrete-guarantees-must-wait] At their summit in Singapore, President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un signed a joint statement pledging denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.

Is the Fed Risking a Recession by Raising Interest Rates?

Bob Adelmann at rss - 9 hours ago
[image: is-the-fed-risking-a-recession-by-raising-interest-rates] With the Fed likely to raise overnight bank lending rates by one quarter of one percent on Wednesday, observers are increasingly concerned that those increases may throttle Trump’s roaring economy just as it’s beginning to hit its stride.

Good Carbs vs. Bad Carbs: 8 Things You Need to Know

Nick Meyer at AltHealthWorks.com - 9 hours ago
By Dr. Edward Group Global Healing Center Following a healthy diet is one of the most effective measures you can take to support your health and well-being, and the carbohydrates you eat can make or break you. The right ones will provide slow, steady-release energy along with important nutrients; the wrong carbs, such as high fructose corn syrup, refined sugar, and bleached flour, can set you back and actively work against your pursuit of health. Here, we’ll cover what you need to know to choose the best sources. What Are Carbohydrates? Along with fat and protein, carbohydrate... more »

"What's Wrong with the Economy: 9 Toxic Dynamics"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 10 hours ago
*"What's Wrong with the Economy: 9 Toxic Dynamics"* by Charles Hugh Smith "Beneath the surface signals of an eternally rising stock market and expanding GDP, we all sense something is deeply, systemically wrong with the U.S. economy. These nine structural dynamics generate secondary dynamics, all of which are toxic to social mobility, sustainable prosperity, accountability and democracy: *1. *The financialization of the economy, which transformed services, credit, risk and labor into commodities that could be traded globally. Financialization generates enormously asymmetric returns... more »

The Dilemma of Diversity

cmaadmin at Diverse - 10 hours ago
Opponents of racial diversity often style themselves as proponents of intellectual diversity. These positions are not mutually exclusive. No doubt there are advocates who wish to hear multiple viewpoints being expressed on campus without the speakers suffering adverse consequences, who are sincere in their beliefs. Racial diversity and intellectual diversity, however, are related.

Can We Stop Telling Faculty to Only Focus on Writing for Scholarly Outlets?

cmaadmin at Diverse - 10 hours ago
As a junior scholar, I certainly understand the “publish or perish” mantra in higher education, so I would not want to tell future scholars not to focus on peer-reviewed publications. However, many are on paid publisher sites, which limits the readership. As a result, many of the people who would benefit most from our findings do not have access.

Abolishing the "Robin Hood" School Property Tax

Content Multimedia - 10 hours ago
By Kara Belew, Bill Peacock, Emily Sass

Armageddon: Here Is What Happens if North Korea Hit Seoul with a Nuclear Weapon

Daniel R. DePetris at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Daniel R. DePetris* *Security, Asia* 700,000 dead--and that is just for starters. *Due to Seoul’s population density, a single 250 kiloton nuclear strike on city hall would kill over 717,000 people—tens thousands of whom would likely be American civilians who live and work in the city. The outer perimeter of the radioactive fallout would extend over a four mile radius. Those who are about two and a half miles from the nuclear detonation would be either dead (within 1.1 miles from the impact zone), dying over the next few weeks (1.3–2.72 miles) or suffering internally from the p...more »

Donald Trump’s North Korea Triumph

Curt Mills at The National Interest - 10 hours ago
*Curt Mills* *Security, Asia* [image: U.S. President Donald Trump meets North Korean leader Kim Jong Un at the Capella Hotel on Sentosa island in Singapore] The president risks hawkish Republican dissention, but for restrainers, this was the finest day of his presidency. “Anyone can make war, but only the courageous can make peace,” a triumphant President Donald Trump told a news conference Tuesday afternoon in Singapore. A politician who prides himself on his deal-making ability has secured the biggest moment of his young presidency—the opening touches on a landmark deal with ... more »

WATCH: Distracted Cop Forgets to Brake, Clips Child Waiting for a Bus

Rachel Blevins at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: bus] A young girl was clipped by a police car while attempting to board a school bus after a distracted officer failed to stop. The post WATCH: Distracted Cop Forgets to Brake, Clips Child Waiting for a Bus appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

WATCH: The Awkwardly Low Budget Propaganda Video US Showed Kim Jong Un Before the Meeting

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 10 hours ago
[image: kim] The propaganda video the White House chose to show North Korea's Kim Jong Un looks more like a cheesy trailer for a low budget action film than diplomacy. It's threatening too. The post WATCH: The Awkwardly Low Budget Propaganda Video US Showed Kim Jong Un Before the Meeting appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

If you have trouble with string theory, it simply proves you're not too smart

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 10 hours ago
The author of a new embarrassing anti-physics book that was released today is finally receiving the expected affirmative action from the political activists who pretend to be science journalists and who pretend that the author of the book is a physicist who is worth the name – she is definitely not one. One of the uncritical reviews was published in Nature. She has a vagina so she must surely be right in her disagreements with Wilczek, Weinberg, Polchinski, and Arkani-Hamed – to suggest otherwise would be an example of sexism. But I had to laugh when I saw the title and the punch li... more »

Answers Before Climate Action

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 10 hours ago
As the stool above shows, the climate change package sits on three premises. The first is the science bit, consisting of an unproven claim that observed warming is caused by humans burning fossil fuels. The second part rests on impact studies from billions of research dollars spent uncovering any and all possible negatives from warming. […]

What is U.S. electricity generation by energy source?

Hifast at Climate Collections - 11 hours ago
From the US Energy Information Agency: https://www.eia.gov/tools/faqs/faq.php?id=427&t=3 In 2017, about 4,015 billion kilowatthours (kWh) (or 4.01 trillion kWh) of electricity were generated at utility-scale facilities in the United States.1 About 63% of this electricity generation was from fossil fuels (coal, natural gas, petroleum, and other gases). About 20% was from nuclear energy, and about 17% […]

ITIF Claims Police Use Of Amazon Rekognition Is “Patriotic”

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By MassPrivateI A few weeks ago, the Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) released a letter claiming that Amazon’s Rekognition technology was “patriotic and can...more »

What’s Wrong With The Economy: 9 Toxic Dynamics

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By Charles Hugh Smith These nine dynamics are mutually reinforcing. Beneath the surface signals of an eternally rising stock market and expanding GDP, we all... more »

The Dangers of Investing Based on Phony Government Statistics

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By Stefan Gleason President Donald Trump recently took to Twitter to boast, “The U.S. has an increased economic value of more than 7 Trillion Dollars... more »

Purging Voting Rolls, Erecting Barriers, and Limiting Circulations

Majia's Blog at Majia's Blog - 11 hours ago
The news media is widely discussing the decision by the US Supreme Court to allow purging of voter registration rolls: John Nichols (2018, June 11) How Did the Supreme Court Give a Green Light to Massive Voter Suppression? Two words: Neil Gorsuch. The Nation https://www.thenation.com/article/supreme-court-give-green-light-massive-voter-suppression/ On Monday, the Court released its ruling in the case of Hustad v. A. Philip Randolph Institute, an essential test of the Court’s stance regarding voting rights. With the critical 2018 election just months away, the Court’s activist major... more »

Sleeping in on the weekend can compensate for lost sleep, study says

Lane Farsight at Health Nut News - 11 hours ago
Researchers from Sweden have found that sleeping in on days off could help you live a longer life. For those of us who live very busy lives and don’t get a lot of sleep, this is good news! The study published at the end of May in the Journal of Sleep Research “focused on the impact of ‘weekend […] The post Sleeping in on the weekend can compensate for lost sleep, study says appeared first on Health Nut News.

Essential Oils for Abundant Living: 10-Part Video Masterclass for FREE

Erin Elizabeth at Health Nut News - 11 hours ago
(Note from Erin: Just in case you don’t get my newsletter I wanted to draw your attention to something amazing that’s coming up. Oh and if you haven’t already signed up for my newsletter, go to the bottom of any story and look for the picture below. Read on!) While some of you may have been […] The post Essential Oils for Abundant Living: 10-Part Video Masterclass for FREE appeared first on Health Nut News.

June 12: How to not give a damn...

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 11 hours ago
1. *Donald J. Trump*‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 16h16 hours ago More PM Justin Trudeau of Canada acted so meek and mild during our @G7 meetings only to give a news conference after I left saying that, “US Tariffs were kind of insulting” and he “will not be pushed around.” Very dishonest & weak. Our Tariffs are in response to his of 270% on dairy! 44,082 replies26,209 retweets87,649 likes Reply 44K Retweet 26K Like 88K 2. *Donald J. Trump*‏Verified account @realDonaldTrump 16h16 hours ago More Based on Justin’s... more »

Meditation and Music May be the Ideal Combo to Fend off Depression

Waking Times at Waking Times - 11 hours ago
*Anna Hunt* - Meditation and music shine a ray of hope for many who suffer the fallout from life’s relentless pursuits and recoils.

TOOOOO funny!

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 11 hours ago
A parody Twitter account using the name "Assocaited Press" (with a logo closely resembling that of the venerable Associated Press) sent out this tweet yesterday (link is to a cached version): I laughed my ass fundamental jujube off when I read it - but, needless to say, Twitter has already suspended the account. Some people have no sense of humor! Peter

BREAKING: Life for some kids at one middle school!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018Good old P.S. MS-13:* On this morning's front page, the Washington Post offers a brilliant, 3000-word report on life in one middle school in the DC area. Apparently, MS-13 is infesting the school. Congratulations to Michael Miller for a superb report. Some kids are deeply afraid of going to school. To teach yourself to pity such children, you can just click here.

Chilling Report Shows 88% of Missing Sex Trafficked Kids Come from US Foster Care

Activist Post at Activist Post - 11 hours ago
By Matt Agorist America has a dark secret that no one wants to admit. Talk of this secret will get you labelled as a conspiracy... more »

BREAKING: The Washington Post brings the experts out!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 11 hours ago
*TUESDAY, JUNE 12, 2018The body language experts, that is:* What do we mean when we say it's all anthropology now? We mean it's clear that our floundering species just isn't built for this game. We aren't bright enough, or sufficiently disciplined, to deal with a world drenched in corporate entertainment posing as news. How foolish does the foolishness get? Consider what the Washington Post has now done in the wake of Donald J. Trump's "historic" summit. On the Post web site, even as we type, the Post is highlighting an "Analysis" piece. The piece is prominently positioned, and it... more »

Scientists unravel molecular mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 11 hours ago
Medical Xpress: Scientists unravel molecular mechanisms of Parkinson’s disease https://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2018-06-scientists-unravel-molecular-mechanisms-parkinson.html Advertisements

Centrum – The World’s Most Popular Multivitamin Is “Useless”, Contains Toxic Chemicals And Artificial Colors

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 11 hours ago
Centrum – The World’s Most Popular Multivitamin Is “Useless”, Contains Toxic Chemicals And Artificial Colors https://www.whydontyoutrythis.com/2016/11/centrum-the-worlds-most-popular-multivitamin-is-useless-contains-toxic-chemicals-and–artificial-colors.html?m=1

Real-time, web-based tool to revolutionise drug-resistant TB treatment.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 11 hours ago
Real-time, web-based tool to revolutionise drug-resistant TB treatment | The Melbourne Newsroom http://newsroom.melbourne.edu/news/real-time-web-based-tool-revolutionise-drug-resistant-tb-treatment

Trump’s NASA Chief Changed His Mind on Climate Change. He Is a Scientific Hero.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 11 hours ago
Trump’s NASA Chief Changed His Mind on Climate Change. He Is a Scientific Hero. https://www.space.com/40857-trumps-nasa-chief-changed-his-mind-on-climate-change-he-is-a-scientific-hero.html?utm_content=buffer9b937&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook

Researchers find IQ scores dropping since the 1970s

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 11 hours ago
Medical Xpress: Researchers find IQ scores dropping since the 1970s https://m.medicalxpress.com/news/2018-06-iq-scores-1970s.html

Study Finds that Fasting for 72 Hours Can Regenerate the Entire Immune System.

zedie at SOMEONE SOMEWHERE - 11 hours ago
Study Finds that Fasting for 72 Hours Can Regenerate the Entire Immune System – Awareness Act http://awarenessact.com/study-finds-that-fasting-for-72-hours-can-regenerate-the-entire-immune-system/?=wuw

The Democratic National Committee Turns To Hollywood for Help in Messaging for 2018/2020. No Really.

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 11 hours ago
"We’re a messaging strike force" - Mathew Littman, former Joe Biden speechwriter Because Killing Babies and Taking Away Constitutional Rights Isn’t Enough of a Winning Message. While DJT is in Singapore negotiating World Peace, Hollywood Liberals trying desperately to remain relevant are yelling F*ck Trump on national television. They can't seem to do the math.....but messaging is their business. What could go wrong? *Politico:* "The Democratic National Committee and members of Congress are turning to Hollywood for help with voter turnout and messaging ahead of the midterm elec... more »

Classless Robert De Niro Throws F-Bomb to President on Live TV

James Murphy at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: classless-robert-de-niro-throws-f-bomb-to-president-on-live-tv] At the 2018 Tony Awards, Robert De Niro spouted the following line: “I’m going to say one thing: F*ck Trump. It’s no longer, ‘Down with Trump. It’s ‘F*ck Trump.”

Seattle City Council Places Prior Restraint on Free Speech of Landlords

Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. at rss - 11 hours ago
[image: seattle-city-council-places-prior-restraint-on-free-speech-of-landlords] The City Council of Seattle has placed a moratorium on advertising apartments on certain websites it deems dangerous to renters.

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