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Thomas Paine

To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

23 June - pm - Blogs I'm Following 2 of 2

11:10 pm MDT

Iran Will Not Sign An International Treaty That Bans Terror* Financing

Terror : Trademarked b.s. term designed to ignore incursions by uniformed armed forces in countries other than their own in favour of demonizing those who do not have  access to WMD and 'conventional' equipment such as tank and aircraft equipped as bombers - or drones doing the same
War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
TEHRAN – The Leader of the Islamic Revolution has cast doubt upon the view that jointing the Convention on Combating the Financing of Terrorism (CFT) may go without problems for Iran, calling it unnecessary to join such a convention. *Tehran Times: **Ayatollah Khamenei: No reason for Iran to join FCT * “There is no reason why we should accept for their good points something that we do not know where it leads and even know to contain some problems,” Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said in a meeting with parliamentarians on Wednesday. “Big powers draft such treaties according to their intere... more »

Restaurant Owner Kicks Out Sarah Sanders per The Daily Caller

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 12 hours ago
The Daily Caller reports http://dailycaller.com/2018/06/23/restaurant-owner-kicks-out-sarah-sanders/ on the latest incidence of lefty intolerance. 'Sarah Sanders @PressSec Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, VA to leave because I work for @POTUS and I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me. I always do my best to treat people, including those I disagree with, respectfully and will continue to do so' Sarah Sanders showing considerably more class than the restaurateur.

BREAKING: King assails "false" statements and "lies!"

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*SATURDAY, JUNE 23, 2018An anthropological primer:* In recent days, we've been approached by anthropological experts from all around the world—admittedly, mainly in dreams. They've asked us to discuss the ways our species' shortcomings have been put on display in this challenging time. (They could do this themselves, of course. But they have their jobs to protect.) They've asked us to discuss the following episodes: *The New York Times' "Here to Help" feature *from Thursday, June 14. In spectacularly crazy fashion, it told readers how to get to sleep on a warm summer night when t... more »

#QAnon & Regime Change

cefrith@hotmail.com at Charles Frith - 12 hours ago
QAnon Regime Change Is QAnon intellectually aligned with Neocons? If so. Tired ideology. Creative Destruction so boring. Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced

Time Peddling Slime: Crying Tot on Mag Cover is Rank Propaganda

Selwyn Duke at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: time-peddling-slime-crying-tot-on-mag-cover-is-rank-propaganda] A girl cries and the media lies. That’s what the recent viral* Time* magazine cover, showing a weeping Honduran tot facing President Trump, reflects. The photoshopped image has been used to symbolize the separation of migrant children from their parents — a policy dictated by U.S. law and which Barack Obama also pursued — but what really needs separation here is fact from fiction.


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 12 hours ago
Charlotte Gallagher, Radio 4's correspondent for *PM *at the anti-Brexit rally in central London, made quite a statement on the programme about the respective numbers attending today's two marches. She said: Now, there was also a pro-Brexit march taking place in central London at the same time as this one today but on a much smaller scale. We are thinking a few hundreds people were at that even compared to obviously the 100,000 people at the main event at Parliament Square. How does she know there are 100,000 people at the anti-Brexit rally (as its organisers claimed before and du... more »

International trade pacts harming Kerala: Minister

bilaterals.org - 12 hours ago
23-Jun-2018 International trade agreements signed by the Centre without taking the States into confidence are posing a serious crisis to farmers in the state of Kerala, India Agriculture Minister V.S. Sunil Kumar has said.

It is Hard To Overstate Just How Wrong Jim Hansen’s Predictions Have Been

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 12 hours ago
I thank God that Jim Hansen (Jimmy) was assigned to the Political Science Department of NASA, and not the real NASA where results actually matter. If he had been part of the Apollo Mission, we would never have reached the moon, let alone get a rocket off the ground, or even built. It is truly … Continue reading "It is Hard To Overstate Just How Wrong Jim Hansen’s Predictions Have Been"

By Evil Possessed

Lasha Darkmoon at The Truthseeker - 12 hours ago
Comments on demonic possession, selected by Lasha Darkmoon. At least two of the commenters claim to have had personal experiences of the Devil

Mexican Senators Want Their Government To Consider Ending Security And Immigration Cooperation With The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Donald Trump with a sign supporting his plan to build a wall between the US and Mexico. Johnathan Drake/Reuters *Business Insider*: *Mexican officials are ready to stop helping the US fight terrorism and drug trafficking to get back at Trump* * Mexican senators have asked their government to consider ending security and immigration cooperation with the US. * The call comes in response to Trump's now-rescinded policy of separating immigrant families at the border. * It is not the first time Mexican officials have made such a proposal. Mexican legislators this week proposed ending coo... more »

Mexico Averaged 4 Murders An Hour In May

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Business Insider *Task & Purpose/Business Insider:* *Mexico Averaged 4 Murders An Hour In May, Its Highest Recorded Homicide Rate Ever * The steady increase in deadly violence that Mexico has experienced over the past three years continued in May when 2,890 people were killed — an average of 93 a day, or almost four victims an hour. The total number of victims surpasses the 2,746 recorded in March to make May the deadliest month this year, and it topped the 2,750 victims registered in October, making May the deadliest month in two decades, the period for which the government has r... more »


Anon at Aangirfan - 13 hours ago
*Prince George of Greece and Denmark* *Prince George of Greece and Denmark* (1869 - 1957) was the uncle of *the UK's Prince Philip.* Prince George was the second son of George I of Greece and Olga Konstantinovna of Russia. From 1883, George lived at Bernstorff Palace near Copenhagen with *Prince Valdemar of Denmark*, his father's younger brother. *"Prince George was in love with Prince Waldemar of Denmark, a man ten years his senior, and made no secret of it."* The extraordinary reason for Prince William's visit to Israel . *Valdemar and family.* *Prince George* married Princes... more »

United States President Obama's Presidential Motorcade With U.S. Secret Service & NYPD In Manhattan (Video)

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
*WNU Editor:* I have seen a Canadian Prime Ministers motorcade, a Russian Presidential motorcade, a Chinese Presidential motorcade, and President Obama's motorcade when he visited the UN a number of years ago. The U.S. Presidential motorcade is quite a sight to see and it beats all other motorcades hands-down. And while the above video is impressive, it does not do full justice on how much security is involved in securing the route of a Presidential motorcade.

Private Prisons Want Trump's Zero Tolerance Agenda-- Can You Guess Why?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
What a video! MJ Hegar is running for the Texas congressional seat that covers Williamson and Bell counties, TX-31, between Waco and Austin. It runs from Killeen in the north and Round Rock in the south. The PVI is a daunting R+10. Romney won it 59.6% to 38.3% and Trump won it 53.5% to 40.8%. Bell County includes part of Fort Hood, the largest American military base in the world. It's a traditionally Democratic district but Carter, can ultra-conservative Republican, has been in office since 2002. He never deviates from a hardline GOP approach. For example, on Thursday he voted fo... more »

Besides The U.S. President's Limousine, There Is A Very Special Van/Truck That Follows It

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
There's apparently a new vehicle that's been added to the @POTUS motorcade. "It has a menacing black bubble on top," reports print pooler @toddgillman. "Its purpose is unknown to your pooler. ... It was behind the press vans." pic.twitter.com/oojpmYhdEJ — Steve Herman (@W7VOA) June 20, 2018 *Warzone/The Drive:* *We Have More Info On The Presidential Motorcade's New Satcom-Packing Super Truck * The massive six door custom truck only holds three people and features a cutting-edge command station in an electronically shielded cabin. Yesterday we did a deep dive on a new jet-black, s... more »

Brexit: Marchers demand final Brexit deal vote per BBC News who don't comment on apparent amnesia

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 13 hours ago
'One of the rally organisers, James McGrory from pressure group Open Britain, said there should be "a choice between leaving with the deal that the government negotiates, or staying in the European Union". "But the most important thing is that this isn't decided just by 650 politicians in Westminster... Brexit is such a big deal [that] it should include all 65 million of us in the country, and that's why people today are marching for a people's vote," he said.' Has James McGrory forgotten that the UK population had a chance to vote on Brexit, just two years ago, and the Brexit side ... more »

U.S. Intelligence: China To Have Railgun-Armed Ships By 2025

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
The huge turret housing the prototype railgun on the Haiyang Shan. Chinese internet. *CNBC:* *U.S. US intelligence report: China will have the world's most powerful naval gun ready for war by 2025* * The warship-mounted electromagnetic railgun is expected to enter China's arsenal by 2025, according to sources with direct knowledge of a U.S. intelligence report. * Railguns have long appeared on Russian, Iranian and U.S. military wish lists as cost-effective weapons that give navies the might of a cannon with the range of a precision-guided missile. * China's railgun is capable of st... more »

WATCH: Trump Melts Down as Man Holds Up Photo of Him and Billionaire Pedophile Epstein at Rally

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: trump] Trump became visibly frustrated when a protester held up a photo of Trump and his close friend from the past, which said: "Who is Jeffrey Epstein?" The post WATCH: Trump Melts Down as Man Holds Up Photo of Him and Billionaire Pedophile Epstein at Rally appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Arizona Cop Beats Up Blind Man in Bathroom, Arrests Him, Because He Accidentally Ran Into Him

Jack Burns at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: blind] A blind man who attempted to defend himself when he was assaulted by a man who he later learned was a police officer, is now the one facing assault charges. The post Arizona Cop Beats Up Blind Man in Bathroom, Arrests Him, Because He Accidentally Ran Into Him appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

DAPL Oil Company Exposed as Lobbying Group Behind Law to Criminalize Protesting

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: company] A report claims that the company behind the Dakota Access Pipeline lobbied for harsher sentences for protests related to "critical infrastructure." The post DAPL Oil Company Exposed as Lobbying Group Behind Law to Criminalize Protesting appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

13-Year-Old Charged with Felony for Recording Conversation with School Principal & Telling Him

Jay Syrmopoulos at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: felony] Because of the state's draconian "eavesdropping law," a 13-year-old is now facing felony charges for recording a conversation with his school principal. The post 13-Year-Old Charged with Felony for Recording Conversation with School Principal & Telling Him appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Amazon Shareholders Revolt, Demand Company Stop Selling Facial Recognition To Cops

John Vibes at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: amazon] Over 70 different groups representing Amazon shareholders have demanded that the company stop selling facial recognition software to law enforcement. The post Amazon Shareholders Revolt, Demand Company Stop Selling Facial Recognition To Cops appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Libya Has Been In Chaos Since 2011

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Libya has been rocked by chaos since a 2011 uprising that toppled and killed Muammar Gaddafi (Reuters) *Peter Bergen and Alyssa Sims, CNN:* *Seven years after Obama's 'worst mistake,' Libya killing is rampant* (CNN)Years after then President Barack Obama made what he has described as his worst mistake by not adequately planning for the fall of Moammar Gadhafi in 2011, Libya remains in chaos. In the past seven years, four nations have conducted air strikes in Libya and hundreds of civilians have died in those strikes. As the protests of the Arab Spring swept through Libya, Gadhafi ... more »

Weekend reads: Bragging about burying bad science; women still underrepresented in Nature; does brilliance justify bad behavior?

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 look at a dozen scientific sleuths; the story of … Continue reading Weekend reads: Bragging about burying bad science; women still underrepresented in Nature; does brilliance justify bad behavior?

Surrounded by the Pale

Yastreblyansky at No More Mister Nice Blog - 13 hours ago
Via American Civil Liberties Association. I'm obsessed with this map (h/t emptywheel), which is being promoted by the ACLU, to make an important point: There are parts of the United States where the Fourth Amendment doesn't fully apply, where the Customs and Border Patrol is authorized to establish checkpoints where they can stop and search anybody without a warrant, on "reasonable suspicion" of an immigration violation or crime, and of course in practice Border Patrol agents routinely ignore or misunderstand the limits of their legal authority in the course of individual stops, res... more »

France And Germany Will Work Together To Build A New Fighter Jet

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
Eurofighter Typhoon (L) and a Dassault Rafale are seen at the ILA Air Show in Berlin, Germany, April 26, 2018. REUTERS/Axel Schmidt/File Photo *Popular Mechanics*: *France, Germany Teaming Up to Build Superfighter* One has experience building modern fighters, the other does not. France and Germany will work together to build a new fighter jet set to enter service in the mid-21st century. The unnamed fighter will enter service around 2040 and is set to have advanced capabilities including the ability to command swarms of drones. The collaboration between the two countries and long l... more »

The U.S. Air Force Is Upgrading Its B-52 Fleet To Carry More (and Heavier) Bombs And Missiles

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 13 hours ago
An Air Force technician secures GPS-guided Joint Direct Attack Munitions (JDAMS) on a B-52's underwing pylon. USAF *Task & Purpose: **The Legendary B-52 Stratofortress Is Getting A Buttload Of New Bombs * The legendary B-52H Stratofortress has been raining bombs down on terror targets across the Middle East and Southwest Asia like there’s no tomorrow. The Air Force wants to ensure it can rain down even more. A new request for information (RFI) from Air Force Materiel Command details a need for an external weapons pylon that will quadruple the maximum weight that the B-52 can haul ... more »

Failures In FBI Counter-Intelligence And Special Counsel Mueller Calls Out The New York Times For Incorrect Reporting

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: Been wanting to post a few stories on the Mueller investigation and the IG report, but I just did not have the chance this week. So here they are with some commentary. (1) *IG Report Highlights FBI Counterspy Failings* (Washington Free Beacon) Instead of focusing on counter-intelligence, it seems the priority for those who run (correction, ran) the FBI's counter-intelligence operation was to get candidate-Donald Trump and then President-elect Donald Trump. And the sad part .... the Inspector General's notes have not been made public, which tells me that we are probabl... more »

Musical Interlude: 2002, “Higher Destination”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
2002, “Higher Destination” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCnLp5aswa4

June 23: Our Eleventh Commandment

Graeme Decarie at The Decarie Report - 14 hours ago
And Moses engraved the stone - Thou shalt be greedy. http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/yemen-conflict-west-humanitarian-crisis-1.4714469 ___________________________________________________________ The following move by Trump includes Canadian water. Be prepared. U.S. capitalists are going to move in on Canada. http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/windsor/trump-scraps-obama-policy-on-protecting-oceans-great-lakes-1.4718914 _____________________________________________________________ Canada's prime minister (1963 to 1968) Lester B. Pearson spent much of his life as a diplomat in foreign affairs. H... more »

"Thucydides in the Underworld"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
"Thucydides in the Underworld" by J. R. Nyquist "Master, what gnaws at them so hideously their lamentation stuns the very air?" "They have no hope of death," he answered me..." - Dante Alighieri, "The Inferno" "The shade of Thucydides, formerly an Athenian general and historian, languished in Hades for 24 centuries; and having intercourse with other spirits, was perturbed by an influx into the underworld of self-described historians professing to admire his History of the Peloponnesian War. They burdened him with their writings, priding themselves on the imitation of his method, tr... more »

Why China's Anti-Air Exercises in the South China Sea Should Spook the U.S. Military

Zachary Keck at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Zachary Keck* *Security, * A show across America's bow? China’s Navy recently conducted anti-air exercises in the South China Sea. The drills were reported by the Hong Kong–based *South China Morning Post *(SCMP), which cited an article in the *People’s Liberation Army Daily*, the Chinese military’s official newspaper. The drills simulated defeating an aerial attack, the SCMP said, and including “three target drones making flyovers of a ship formation at varying heights and directions.” The *PLA Daily* report said that the drones were used to “precisely verify the feasibility a... more »

The Story of How France Built Nuclear Weapons

Steve Weintz at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Steve Weintz* *Security, * And tested them all over the Pacific. Once Europe had trembled under the tramp of French boots; twice Paris had fallen to a foe; three times France had succumbed to invasion. Before the World War II France, like Britain and Germany, led the way in nuclear science, building on the Curie family’s work. Frederic Joliot-Curie set up the first cyclotron or particle accelerator in Europe and with Lew Kowarski succeeded in creating a fission reaction in uranium early in 1939, soon after the discovery of the phenomenon. France’s interest in nuclear science w... more »

How a British Turbojet Allowed Russia's MiG-15 to Fight the Air Force During the Korean War

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Asia* And raise the stakes dramatically. By the end of World War II, it was becoming clear that the huge fleets of piston-engine propeller planes used in the conflict would soon be superseded by much faster jet aircraft. Nazi Germany and the United Kingdom had deployed jets in combat, and the United States and Japan were close to doing so when the war ended. Only the Soviet Union seemed to lag conspicuously behind. However, the Red Army captured numerous scientists, research facilities and prototype technologies when it rolled into eastern Germany—... more »

Do China's Nuclear Missiles Have Ukrainian DNA?

Charlie Gao at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Charlie Gao* *Security, Asia* As China continues to modernize their ICBM fleet, it begs the question: how much help is Ukraine providing, willingly and unwillingly? While Ukraine renounced its own possession of nuclear weapons in 1994, many scientists and design bureaus in the country still have the know-how required to manufacture important components of strategic weapons. China has often been particularly keen of this knowledge, acquiring Ukrainian help in designing their first phased-array radar system. Chinese poaching of Ukrainian aerospace, tank and naval engineers is also... more »

5 Best Pistol Caliber Rifles on Planet Earth (Kel-Tec and Ruger Make the Cut)

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 14 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, North America* We take a closer look. The explosion of interest in the modern sporting rifle, as well as the natural pace of industry innovation, has driven the firearms industry to field semi-automatic rifles in an increasingly broad number of configurations. One of the latest innovations is a new generation of pistol-caliber rifles, which combines smaller pistol calibers with a rifle or carbine-length weapon. Pistol caliber carbines (PCCs) are not new: some of the more famous from recent history include the Ruger .44 Magnum carbine and 9mm rifles. T... more »

John Bolton travels to Moscow to pave way for Trump-Putin summit (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 14 hours ago
John Bolton visiting Moscow to discuss potential Trump-Putin meeting. More The post John Bolton travels to Moscow to pave way for Trump-Putin summit (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

IG Horowitz can’t help but LAUGH when asked if Hillary Clinton committed “no crimes” (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 14 hours ago
Horowitz reacts to question on Hillary Clinton's guilt or innocence. More The post IG Horowitz can’t help but LAUGH when asked if Hillary Clinton committed “no crimes” (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

US media in all-out effort to stop Trump-Putin summit

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 14 hours ago
Even as RussiaGate's death looks certain, "Deep State" seeks any way possible to obstruct progress towards normalizing relations More The post US media in all-out effort to stop Trump-Putin summit appeared first on The Duran.

Wind waltzes across Texas

Keith at musingsofanoldfart - 14 hours ago
Relatively unknown to many Anericans is the rapidly growing success of renewable energy in America. California is the significant leader in solar energy and Texas is the predominant wind energy state. As reported on CBS Morning News this week, there … Continue reading →

Who’s Really Crossing the U.S. Border, and Why They’re Coming

SLeutert at Lawfare - 14 hours ago
Central American migrants riding freight trains through Mexico (Flickr/Peter Haden) Over the past week, the separation of 2,000 children from their parents along the U.S. border has forced immigration into the national spotlight. President Trump, who initiated the separations and then sought to quash criticism with a muddled executive order, has portrayed the policy as a harsh but necessary measure to stop a wave of migrants “bringing death and destruction” into the United States. At another point, he claimed that migrants want to “pour in and infest our country,” linking those cr... more »

Acting Like a Hate Group, SPLC Pays Large Settlement and May Be Sued Further

Selwyn Duke at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: acting-like-a-hate-group-splc-pays-large-settlement-and-may-be-sued-further] “SPLC” may not stand for Sneaky Propaganda and Libel Center, but more and more Americans think it should. This is especially true after the organization had to pay a large settlement to an Islamic reformer it falsely labeled an “anti-Muslim extremist,” a victory that has inspired other targeted entities to also consider suing the SPLC.

Trump Reviving Deep State ExIm Bank?

Christian Gomez at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: trump-reviving-deep-state-exim-bank] President Trump's nomination for a new ExIm Bank president suggests he favors reviving the bank notorious for subsiding communist regime's acquisition of sensitive U.S. goods.

"We Are What We Repeatedly Do..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago

Chain migration's effect on one Pennsylvania town

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 14 hours ago
City Journal recently published an in-depth article about the effect of chain migration on Hazelton, Pennsylvania. It's a startling and eye-opening piece of journalism. Here's a lengthy excerpt. Bold, underlined text is my emphasis. With a population long dominated by the descendants of European immigrants, Hazleton has been radically transformed since the early 2000s by secondary chain migration, principally driven by Dominicans—immigrants, both legal and illegal, as well as second- and third-generation citizens arriving from the New York metropolitan area. In 2000, Hispanics m... more »

Canadian Climate Turns Against Activists

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 14 hours ago
In olden days kings ruled by fiat, but nowadays you need the people’s consent, disappointing to Obama and now Trudeau. The Liberal federal government led by Justin Trudeau is running up against a deeply ingrained and widespread skepticism in the population. In a previous post Uncensored: Canadians View Global Warming I noted that the principle […]

A Pessimistic Forecast On What Would Happen If The Korean Peace And Reconciliation Talks Fail

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Reuters *Col. David Maxwell, US Army (Ret.), Task & Purpose:* *A Pessimistic Forecast Of How The North Korea Situation Plays Out in the Coming Years* Here is my most pessimistic assessment of what comes next. I, of course, want to be wrong and if people who have influence can make sure this does not happen I will be very happy to be chastised for having Moriarty’s “negative waves.” I think the post-summit scenario looks like this: The Republic of Korea and North Korea are going to work for a peace declaration. They will eventually have a peace tre... more »

"The Most Important Theory In The World"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 14 hours ago
*"The Most Important Theory In The World"* by Daniel Carter "The rise of populism and overall political unrest has many people concerned about future of the Western world. About three years ago, it became clear to me that we were headed down a dangerous and chaotic path. This inspired me to relentlessly pursue a greater understanding of history, specifically what history may be indicating about our future. This article is about the most important “scientific history” theory I have come across: Thucydides Trap. Thucydides was an Athenian historian and general who lived from 460 BC t... more »

"I'm one of them"

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 14 hours ago
Interesting tweet from the official Radio 4 *Woman's Hour* Twitter feed just now: Comments (so far) could definitely be going better: - If you are there in a personal capacity, why use the BBC to propagate your personal views @BBCWomansHour? If on BBC duty should you not be impartial? - BBC impartiality? I've no problem with your opinion as a named person; I've a huge one with expressing it on a blue tick BBC account. - You're supposed to be impartial, you vile bunch of w******s ! - Gosh, never saw that coming. It's almost as if you are just a bunch of ent... more »

Energy Central just killed The Energy Collective

Engineer-Poet at The Ergosphere - 14 hours ago
Management will no longer allow anyone who is not an "energy professional". That's it for everything TEC was. Gone. Finito. And it looks like the archives will never be back on-line either. Fortunately, The Wayback Machine has a good snapshot of the site just before it went dark. RIP.

The German Army Invaded The Soviet Union 77 Years Ago Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
On this day in 1941, Hitler invades the Soviet Union with nearly 4 million troops. The decision will ultimately cost him the war. pic.twitter.com/UG4wWlFzQw — Military History Now (@MilHistNow) June 22, 2018 *WNU Editor*: My father was always sombre on this day. He was studying at the University in Kiev that summer when the war happened. He got drunk at a party that night, and so he crashed at a park that overlooked a part of the city. He was awaken by German bombers in the early morning hours, and not knowing any better he and many others rushed to the devastation. As he told me... more »

Saturday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 14 hours ago
Miscellaneous material for your weekend reading. - Jay Shambaugh, Ryan Nunn, and Lauren Bauer discuss the need for U.S. law and policy to adapt to protect independent workers who have been excluded from normal employment rights: Armed with up-to-date, accurate data, policymakers and regulators can work to keep regulations relevant and appropriate to the modern labor market. One particularly pressing policy issue is the classification of contingent workers: should participants in the “gig economy,” and alternative work arrangements more broadly be treated as employees or independent ... more »

How about the kids in Palestine?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago

"Fukushima Update 6/23/18: 17,131.2 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 15 hours ago
*"Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.”* - Shiva *Updated June 23, 2018: Fukushima Equals 17,131.2 Hiroshima Bombs Today, More Tomorrow; There is No Place On Earth to Escape the Rad: *The 3 melted-through cores of the destroyed reactors, now melted together into a single "corium" totaling over *600 tons*, at Fukushima *daily* release the radioactive equivalent of 6.45 Hiroshima bombs directly into the atmosphere and the Pacific Ocean. As of June 23, 2018 - 2,656 days since the disaster began - this equals the detonation of *17,131.2 *Hiroshima atomic bombs and it is stil... more »


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
Interestingly the BBC News Channel is showing aerial images of* both* Brexit marches in London - the *anti*-Brexit People's Vote March and the *pro*-Brexit UK Unity and Freedom March. It's estimating the former to be attracting "tens of thousands" though not "hundreds of thousands" and the latter to be attracting around "a couple of thousand" people. BBC reporter Jon Donnison is at the *anti*-Brexit march, and all the interviews so far have been with those attending *that *march.


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin The world's largest advertiser is pushing Facebook and Google to share their data — and hinted it's ready to spend its money elsewhere Mueller's office attacked The New York Times and The Washington Post for 'inaccurately' reporting on his investigation The Pentagon has agreed to make room for up to 20,000 migrant children on its bases Is This Why Germany Repatriated 583 Tons Of Gold? Former Secret Service Agent Files RICO Suit Against Clintons, Soros, Podesta, Brock Pakistan Panic: 3rd Currency Devaluation In 2018 Sends Sovereign Risk Soaring Above Argentina, Ukraine... more »

Locke’s Quest for a Demonstrative Science of Morality

Anoop Verma at The Verma Report - 15 hours ago
Portrait of John Locke John Locke believed that a demonstrative science of morality can be proved—and he hoped to use the idea of existence of God and his knowledge of human nature to develop a set of universally valid and demonstrable laws of morality. In his letter to Locke (Dated: 27 August 1692), William Molyneux requests Locke to produce a treatise of morals. Here’s an excerpt from Molyneux’s letter: One Thing I must needs insist on to you, which is, that you would think of Obleidging the World, with a Treatise of Morals, drawn up according to the Hints you frequently give i... more »

Washington Is Using Proxies To Terrorize Syria

Vladimir KOZIN at OrientalReview.org - 15 hours ago
Apparently Washington wants to hold on to any means of coercive leverage it can use to influence the military and political environment in Syria, with the help of armed terrorist brigades that have been outlawed not only in the Syrian Arab Republic, but in many other countries as well. The post Washington Is Using Proxies To Terrorize Syria appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Jon Donnison is back

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 15 hours ago
BBC news correspondent Jon Donnison was interviewing a couple of anti-Brexit marchers at the People's Vote March in London a few minutes ago (just after 2 o'clock) and, doing his 'BBC impartiality' bit, asked one of them: Again, people would say: There was a referendum. People voted. It was close - 48 to 51 -- but the 48 lost. He *could* have said, "Again, people would say: There was a referendum. People voted. The 48 lost", but he didn't. He had to add, "It was close". (Was it? There was a 4% difference.) Also, the result *wasn't* "48 to 51". It was 48 to 52 (48.11% to 51.89%)... more »

Record Cases Of Scarlet Fever In The UK -- Is the Nasal Flu Vaccine Responsible Part IV

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 15 hours ago
Part One Part Two Part Three We’ve looked at media reports on SCARLET FEVER in the UK, the use of the nasal influenza vaccine in those locations, and research that shows there are biological mechanisms that could connect the two....

Scott Walker, Education Governor?!

Peter Greene at CURMUDGUCATION - 16 hours ago
Scott Walker has signaled his intention to run for re-election as governor of Wisconsin by running on his record as an "education governor," because up is down and ignorance is strength and we have always been at war with Oceana. This branding choice may seem counter-intuitive, but Walker has decided to run in the slipstream of Donald Trump, where reality dances to the beat of a distant drunken dj. It was Walker this last week, virtually alone among prominent Republicans (unless you count Maine's LePage, who is like Trump with none of the polish or charm) in standing by Trump's Kidn... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Mass: The importance of investing in early education and care* *Pre-school teachers are poorly paid in many jurisdictions. It seems to be seen as a job "anyone can do". Below is a plea that they should be paid more. It is rather light on evidence that more money would improve teaching* The benefits of accessible, affordable, and quality early education and care are significant, lasting, and critical to addressing some of the Commonwealth’s most entrenched issues. A successful early-education and care system allows parents, in particular working mothers, to be fully productive ... more »

A Response, along with a Movie Recommendation

Greg Mankiw at Greg Mankiw's Blog - 16 hours ago
A couple readers emailed me about yesterday's post, asking me whether I want to enforce the law. The implicit suggestion is that President Trump's immigration policy is simply law enforcement. Of course, I believe in law enforcement, but enforcement has to be proportionate. Double parking is illegal, but we don't execute people for double parking. We give them a ticket. The Trump administration's response to illegal immigration is vastly disproportionate. He paints a picture of the nation being ruined by illegal immigration, but that is just not true. He is doing great harm to many ... more »

Boris Johnson's Bog-Roll Brexit

Phil at All That Is Solid ... - 16 hours ago
I am sorry to report that Boris Johnson is writing rubbish again. Fitting the receptacle for his trash thoughts is none other than the soaraway, snoreaway *Sun*. After the rebellions that never were, and with Brexit on the back foot following warnings from Airbus and BMW concerning the future of UK operations, a weekend flurry of bullish media activity was so predictable, even Mystic Meg would have seen it coming. Disgraced serving minister Liam Fox said the PM wasn't bluffing about no deal, and David Davies is on the record for saying the government needs to threaten leave the tal... more »

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Ethiopia's state broadcaster is reporting several people have been killed after an explosion at a rally in Addis Ababa, where Ethiopia's new reformist prime minister Abiy Ahmed was addressing thousands of supporters https://t.co/EDJq1HAu0E pic.twitter.com/hHNgkmiq4j — TRT World Now (@TRTWorldNow) June 23, 2018 OPEC meets Russia, other allies to agree oil output boost https://t.co/flUpOPWtxp — Reuters Top News (@Reuters) June 23, 2018 Satellite images show China is continuing to build facilities on islands and reefs in the South China Sea. What can countries like the Philippines ... more »

Russia-Saudi Have Plans To Put Together A Super-OPEC

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
© Sputnik / Alexei Druzhinin *Business Day/Bloomberg*: *Russia and Saudi Arabia’s plans for a ‘Super-Opec’ could change world order* Moves are afoot to make Russia’s role in managing global oil supply permanent; Russia and Saudi Arabia, together, pump 20% of the world’s oil London/Moscow/Kuwait — When the group overseeing the so-called OPEC+ deal met last night, proceedings were dominated by two nations: Saudi Arabia and Russia. It was probably a snapshot of the oil market’s future. Beyond the drama of this week’s diplomatic efforts to agree to an increase in oil production, the m... more »

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
A demonstrator fires a homemade weapon against police during a protest against the government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega in Masaya, Nicaragua June 19, 2018. © REUTERS / Oswaldo Rivas *WNU Editor:* The above picture is from this photo-gallery .... *This Week in Pictures: June 16-22* (Sputnik)

The Expected Next President Of Mexico Is Calling For Mass Immigration To The U.S.

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, President of the National Regeneration Movement (MORENA) party, delivers a speech to supporters, in Mexico City, Mexico June 26, 2016. REUTERS/Ginnette Riquelme *Daily Caller*: *‘It’s A Human Right’: Mexican Presidential Candidate On Mass Exodus To America* Mexican presidential candidate Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) called for mass immigration to the United States during a speech Tuesday declaring it a “human right” for all North Americans. “And soon, very soon — after the victory of our movement — we will defend all the migrants in the American ... more »

Vote Trump's Party Out

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Today, in *The Washington Post*, George Will is writing that Americans should vote for Democrats in the November elections. And, earlier this week, another once staunch Republican -- Steve Schmidt -- urged American voters to do the same. Gary Mason writes: When I caught up with Mr. Schmidt this week, he was holidaying in Europe. One of the places he visited was the Bény-sur-Mer Canadian War Cemetery, which holds the graves of hundreds of soldiers killed at Normandy. Visiting the cemetery, and thinking of the sacrifices Canadian soldiers made as part of the Allied invasion on D-Day... more »

Later that day...

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
Leading the BBC website this afternoon: And the BBC News Channel is leading with the march. And, of course, on goes the pandemonium: *Rob Burley*: Thing about muting is that you don’t KNOW but you feel certain they are still shouting at you but into the abyss. I only mute when there’s literally no point in doing anything else, for anyone involved. *Jo Maugham QC*: Enjoy your sneer. Meanwhile your disingenuity does huge disservice both to the BBC and our country. *Simon Maginn*: Rob that's just factually wrong. I'm waiting for an apology for you describing me as 'paranoid'. Apologis... more »

Jim Willie: The Death of the Petro Dollar

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 16 hours ago
The Official Hagmann Report Published on Jun 19, 2018 Jim Willie, contrarian economist, Purveyor of the Golden Jackass newsletter. Jim is a patriarch in the “Red Pill Movement.” end


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*Will global warming damage marine parks?* *The article below says it will. Surprise! But it is nonsense on stilts. All it does is take figures from Greenie modelling and plug them into new models. It is guesses upon guesses. So it is not even carefully founded prophecy that works from first principles. So, like almost all prophecy, it is bound to be wrong and falsified by events. That the prophecy will be wrong is therefore your best guess* Climate change threatens the world’s marine protected areas John F. Bruno et al. Abstract Marine protected areas (MPAs) are a primary... more »

John Sweeney is uneasy

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 16 hours ago
John Sweeney pronounced himself "uneasy" about the rise of Matteo Salvini in Italy on today's edition of *From Our Own Correspondent*. Here's a transcript: In the green hills above the Tyrrhenian Sea the air hangs heavy and low. In the distance lightning crackles, thunder rumbles and the wind lifts flaps of corrugated iron. The racket brings a false sense of life back to the old abandoned brick kiln. From the look of things the factory went bust a decade ago, maybe more. Calabria is the poorest province of Italy, poorer than Sicily just across the Strait. It's under the thumb o... more »

Send them to Taiwan: Aus/Taiwan gov't deal to provide Nauru Refugees medical care in Taiwan

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 16 hours ago
*As the economy changes, former farms are becoming spaces for leisure and camping.* The Sydney Morning Herald reported on a deal between the Australian government and Taiwan... The Turnbull government has signed a deal to send refugees on Nauru who need urgent medical care to Taiwan, in an undisclosed arrangement aimed at stopping them from applying to stay in Australia after being treated in local hospitals. Fairfax Media can reveal Australia signed a memorandum of understanding with Taiwan - which is not a signatory to the 1951 Refugee Convention - in September last year that h... more »

The Case Of An American Citizen And Suspected ISIS Supporter In Jail In Iraq

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 17 hours ago
ISIS prisoners. DPA *CNN:* *The US wants to leave this American in Syria with $4,210 and no passport* (CNN)After two days of walking in the Syrian desert, one fitful night sleeping in a mud hut and a failed attempt to bribe a local into vouching for him to get safe passage out of ISIS territory, it looked like the man was en route to freedom on the back of a water truck. But when the truck reached a checkpoint near Abu Khashab guarded by Syrian Democratic Forces, a soldier spotted the man and asked him to climb down, according to court documents. The Kurds had set up the checkpoi... more »

Make dishwashers fast again

Craig Rucker at CFACT - 17 hours ago
Please make a quick comment to the Department of Energy right now and let's make our dishwashers fast again.

What Will Make People Decide Who To Vote For In November?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
There are a bunch of run-of the-mill Democrats and semi-Democrats running in Michigan this year, including for the district in the southwest corner of the state (MI-06) held by Fred Upton. One-- sleazy lobbyist George Franklin-- is especially bad. He's been helping finance Upton against Democrats for years. And now he wants to run against him. What a joke! I can see the GOP ads now: "I was for him before I was against him." And he was. Why? What changed, Georgie? Upton is real bad but but Franklin is-- at best-- the lesser of two evils. The best Democrat in the race is Paul Clemen... more »

Innocent Bystander to be Lynched?

Viv at The Carbon Sense Coalition - 17 hours ago
What Produces Warmth? I live in SE Queensland. Yesterday the surface air temperature rose from a frosty 2ºC at sunrise to a balmy 22ºC in mid-afternoon. The enormous heat needed to achieve this 20ºC of warming came via radiation from the sun. Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere plays no significant part in this daily heating […]

Science In The 16th Century

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 17 hours ago
In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual. Galileo Galilei Ned Nikolov works for the US Forest Service in Fort Collins, Colorado. In 2016 he published the rather obvious … Continue reading →

Arthur Brooks tells a Father’s Day story

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 17 hours ago
Arthur Brooks’ father was a college professor of mathematics who drove a bus in the summer. “He was a natural born mathematician, though. Here’s a classic dinner conversation: Dad: “Hey kids, tell me as fast as you can what you get when you sum all the numbers from one to a hundred.” My brother and I: “We’d need some paper.” Dad: “Wrong. 1 + 100 = 101. 2 + 99 = 101. 3 + 98 = 101. . . . That’s 50 pairs all summing to 101. 50 x 101 = 5,050!” Us: “Huh. Please pass the mashed potatoes.” He died fairly young, at 66, from lymphoma. His doctor said that the median survival age for his di... more »

Sacrifice - The Wisdom of Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 18 hours ago
*Sacrifice* - it serves the same purpose as fire "*There are many uses for fire. Fire is present in all chemical operations; it melts metal, it cooks food to make it edible, it provides heat and light, and it purifies. On the spiritual plane, sacrifice serves the same purpose as fire.* *Each time you make a sacrifice, you light a fire. For example, when you decide to give up a bad habit, certain matter begins to be consumed within you, and it releases an energy that fuels your endeavour. Each sacrifice is a gift you give to yourself and in exchange, you receive purer energies tha... more »

Italy’s migrant crackdown reveals fractures within the EU

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 18 hours ago
'Welcome thousands of migrants and then we can talk' More The post Italy’s migrant crackdown reveals fractures within the EU appeared first on The Duran.

Assad: Talks with US a ‘waste of time’

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 18 hours ago
Who in their right mind would be thinking that trusting whatever comes out of America is a smart move? More The post Assad: Talks with US a ‘waste of time’ appeared first on The Duran.

Tom Arnold meltdown LIVE on CNN. Trump Derangement Syndrome claims latest victim (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 18 hours ago
Tom Arnold says he's going to "take down" President Trump. More The post Tom Arnold meltdown LIVE on CNN. Trump Derangement Syndrome claims latest victim (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

House Republicans plan cuts to all infrastructure spending to support massive military budget

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 18 hours ago
The plan envisions cutting all non military budget items More The post House Republicans plan cuts to all infrastructure spending to support massive military budget appeared first on The Duran.

Facebook, Twitter shutdown Hezbollah accounts

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 18 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:45 A.M.) – Facebook and Twitter have shutdown the Hezbollah affiliated media accounts that were using both social media sites, the Lebanese group reported on Saturday. Central Military Media accused the US-based websites of running an “anti-media campaign,” in a post on the Telegram messaging app. The Hezbollah affiliated media site accused both Twitter and Facebook […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Follow–through and Focus

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
Talking of the *Spectator*, the BBC's Paul Wood writes occasional articles about Donald Trump for it. His latest piece, *What does the British government know about Trump and Russia?*, hasn't gone down with the magazine's below-the-line online commentariat. They think it stinks of BBC bias. It's certainly a strikingly-written piece where every claim of wrongdoing (whether by Trump, or Arron Banks, or Russia, or the British government) is made to sound credible (sometimes with Paul Wood himself explicitly pronouncing it credible) but carefully caveated with 'some people say'-styl... more »

A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the 'Question Time' Studio (Updated)

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 18 hours ago
First came James Delingpole, writing in 2013: I talked about this afterwards to the lady who vets the audiences [*on Question Time*]. It's an urban myth that before each show the BBC sends a coach to pick their audience up from the Socialist Worker's Party Social Club, Hizb ut Tahrir and the EU Commission. In fact – and I totally believe this – they are rigorously screened and pre-selected to reflect the political spectrum. Then came Nigel Farage, in 2014: I am one of the few people who can’t really complain about the editorial policy of *Question Time* having been on it 26 ti... more »

Rio Nightlife Guide for Saturday, June 23, 2018

Jack Arnhold at The Rio Times - 18 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Saturday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. DRINKS: Grande Arraiá @ Biergarten (Centro) – Free entrance all day and the Biergarten are putting on quite a party to see you through the first half of the weekend. […]

Life-saving advice for special snowflakes

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 18 hours ago
Courtesy of It Ain't Holy Water: Peter

It's Time to Speculate

LL at Virtual Mirage - 19 hours ago
*US Service Precedence:* US Army (senior service - service of the Revolution from Great Britain) (13 OCT 1775) US Navy (13 OCT 1775) - - US Marine Corps (10 NOV 1775) US Coast Guard (28 JAN 1915) US Air Force (18 SEP 1947) US Central Intelligence Agency (18 SEP 1947) Non-Uniformed Military Service (During wartime, CIA ranks revert to US Army ranking as a matter of protocol. It's a technical fact, but true none the less) US Space Force (18 JUN 2018) It's time for speculation. Will the newly minted Space Force adopt US Naval ranking or will it follow the US Air Force (which separated ... more »

"The Latest Casualty In The Global Pension Catastrophe Is…"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 19 hours ago
*"The Latest Casualty In The Global Pension Catastrophe Is…"* by Simon Black "In the year 6 AD, the Roman emperor Augustus set up a special trust fund known as the aerarium militare, or military treasury, to fund retirement pensions for Rome’s legionnaires. Now, these military pensions had already existed for several centuries in Rome. But the money to pay them had always been mixed together in the government’s general treasury. So for hundreds of years, mischievous senators could easily grab money that was earmarked for military pensions and redirect it elsewhere. Augustus wanted ... more »

Never happy

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
More... *Rob Burley*: BBC website must be on the blink: we’re leading with the People’s Vote march, yet also apparently engaged in an effort to suppress said march. What’s going on? *Alastair Campbell*: OK to relegate to second story. Ring around a few more businesses who are busy moving jobs and investment. Need contacts? *Rob Burley*: Watch out Alastair, if you’re not careful you might get a reputation for trying to manipulate the media to suit your agenda.

A not-so jolly 'un

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 20 hours ago
Meanwhile on a social media platform elsewhere (now going on), the BBC's head of live political programmes is debating with a leading anti-Brexit QC.... *Rob Burley*: BBC website must be on the blink: we’re leading with the People’s Vote march, yet also apparently engaged in an effort to suppress said march. What’s going on? *Jo Maugham QC*: At least until anyone woke up, eh Rob? How cynical. *Matt Kilcoyne*: Is your screen broken Jolyon? *Jo Maugham QC*: ‏I think yours must be. Compare Rob's picture with mine. *Rob Burley*: I think we reserve the right to change the headline across ... more »

While Trump thinks he’s helping to bring industry home, Chevy builds new Blazer in Mexico

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 20 hours ago
And we thought it was millennials who were going to kill the auto industry More The post While Trump thinks he’s helping to bring industry home, Chevy builds new Blazer in Mexico appeared first on The Duran.

Solomun - Boiler Room

cefrith@hotmail.com at Charles Frith - 21 hours ago
I can't believe I've never posted this. I did check. Although no trees were harmed during the creation of this post, a large number of electrons were greatly inconvenienced


arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
I posted a heads up a couple of days ago. The opposition will be staging riots in an attempt to overthrow the agenda and even perhaps in their wildest dreams the USA government. This is still the NAZI playbook folks. I am particularly providing the link here to all the data stored on Qproofs.com. https://www.qproofs.com/ I have also noticed censorship efforts as well since i am actively covering the Q Mil Intel feed and fully grasp its historic significance. It is all becoming much more public and folks will need to come up to speed and the best reference source will be Qpr... more »

Connection between stress and autoimmune disease affirmed by massive 30-year study

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
[image: Does stress trigger the onset or development of autoimmune disease, or is the connection between stress...] This is all interesting and very suggestive. I see a clear pathway to understanding the benefits of CBDs here in tackling PTSD. There is nothing that compares with these huge studies to assert firm conclusions. My only regret when they are done is that we did not think up a lot more questions to ask. Thirty years is a long time. We need to see all researchers engaged in these types of programs as a matter of course. That way we can have dozens of such studies... more »

Human Destiny Revealed at the End of the Yellow Brick Road

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
We are still a little short of heaven on Earth, but there the path is becoming clearer. For all of us, we truly are on the yellow brick road, but almost all fail to know this, believing instead that this is all that is. That turns out to be laughable. particularly once you understand the central role of those dark matter processors in every cell in producing order. I accepted my destiny a long time ago, and remain in wonder of just what that all means. I have been told that i will see my hundredth birthday and not when i will pass from this world. The curves of time sugges... more »

Dogman Accounts & Comments

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
The inventory of available reports continues to grow. It took a long time for me to fish out the first twenty or so, but how we do have a common descriptor with dogman and until we capture a couple we will not be able to identify it as the Giant Sloth. There is a range of sizes and we normally see the males. the females are smaller and sport a large tail and lack the robust upper shoulder structures, thus looking more like a dog. It is the male seen on two legs commonly as well. It seems to be able to project fear as well. *Upright Canine / Dogman Accounts & Comments* *http... more »

Slow bottom-up HEP research is neither intellectually challenging, nor justified by the null LHC data

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 21 hours ago
Ben Allanach has been a well-known supersymmetry researcher in Cambridge, England whose name has appeared a dozen of times on this blog and he wrote a guest blog on ambulance chasing. Because of his seemingly bullish presonality, I was surprised by an essay he wrote for Aeon.Co a few days ago, Going nowhere fast: has the quest for top-down unification of physics stalled? The most nontrivial statement in the essay is Now I’ve all but dropped it [SUSY at the LHC] as a research topic. He wants to do things that are more bottom-up such as the bottom mesons (a different bottom, the... more »

Two sides to every story

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 21 hours ago

Today’s Best Pictures

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 21 hours ago

The Indian Crossroads: Will Modi Choose Putin Or Trump?

Andrew KORYBKO at OrientalReview.org - 22 hours ago
India’s plans for becoming a world power are unsustainable without the strong growth that would be afforded by a 1990s China-like economic partnership with the US, and its decision makers are now beginning to fear the consequences of indefinitely remaining the US’ “junior partner” for the rest of the century. The post The Indian Crossroads: Will Modi Choose Putin Or Trump? appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 22 hours ago
*by Noah* 62 Million Archie Bunkers voted for what you see here. 62 Million Trumpists. 62 Million fans of Trump's brand of extreme fascism. It was already bad enough the we've had decades of creeping, incremental fascism from our two major political parties but that just wasn't enough for those who voted for the man who, according to at least one of his ex-wives, keeps a book of Hitler's speeches by his bedside. 62 Million longed for a completely totalitarian regime of brutality and they're getting it. They hate those who protest against police who murder. They support those who ... more »

ACLU abandons its historic commitment to Free Speech

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
A leaked internal document reveals that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has abandoned its historic commitment to Freedom of Speech

Anthropomorphic Prisons, where Reality Equals MC2 Escher

Les Visible at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
I consider myself a seasoned traveler in the Astral Planes, writes Les Visible, but I had never experienced anything like this before

Israel’s solution to global condemnation of war crimes? Punish anyone who documents them

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
Anyone caught filming the actions of the IDF will face up to five years in prison

Dr David Berlinski Refutes Evolution in Under 5 Minutes

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
Academic and author Dr David Berlinski explains why Darwin's Theory of Evolution doesn't stand up to rigorous scrutiny

Toy UFO taken off shelves for ‘teaching kids that Nazis achieved space travel’

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
No doubt to prevent children pondering the technological edge the Nazis had or that Nazi scientists were shipped the U.S. at the end of WWII to establish NASA

US forces training terrorists at 19 camps inside Syria: Russian expert

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
The US is trying to fuel the conflict in Syria in order to justify western intervention

New Blasphemies on Campus

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
UK universities are now actively participating in shutting down free speech. A survey of those universities that still allow the free exchange of ideas. And those that don't

Trump’s trade war a ‘symptom of paranoid delusions’

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 22 hours ago
Trump's protectionism is therefore protecting consumers and investors from their confidence in the stability of the market More The post Trump’s trade war a ‘symptom of paranoid delusions’ appeared first on The Duran.


Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
I don't think Alastair Campbell is going to give up spinning against the BBC any time soon. And why should he? He's doing very well out of it. He was on BBC Two yesterday (*The Daily Politics*). He was also on Radio 4 (*Any Questions*). Jobs a good'un?

US-backed militants assault Syrian Army in north Hama

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 22 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:10 A.M.) – Rebel groups in northern Hama countryside continue to launch sporadic attacks against the government forces in a blatant violations for the de-escalation zone agreement. The FSA-affiliated, US-backed Jaish al-Izza rebel group targeted, with an ATGM, a checkpoint for the Syrian Army in Masasneh village. The rebel group said the assault […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Lead story

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 22 hours ago
Alastair Campbell & Co. have been banging on all week about the BBC 'failing' to cover today's anti-Brexit march so as to pressure the BBC into giving it massive coverage. And guess what? This morning the BBC News website is* leading *with that very march (even though it hasn't even started yet!). Does this prove that their dishonest campaign of bullying the BBC works? Or would the (anti-Brexit) BBC have led with it like they've done this morning (before it even happens) anyhow? We'll never know, of course, now. Anyhow, it's leading the BBC News website. and here's Rob:

Apache Stronghold Sacred Caravan with Poor People's Campaign in DC

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 23 hours ago
Apache Stronghold Sacred Caravan with Poor People's Campaign in DC Article and photos by Steve Pavey Apache Stronghold Sacred Caravan Censored News Prayers already begun for and with the Poor People’s Campaign by the Spiritual Stronghold Caravan who arrived in DC for the Mass Rally after an 18-day journey of prayers for spiritual healing. In order for this country to change the moral

Meridian Councilman Lindemann Supports Baria For US Senate; Talks Economic Development Policy

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 1 day ago
“In some places in Mississippi, they celebrate the opening of wood product manufacturing companies. In Meridian, I hope we set … Continue reading →

How the Obama Administration Undermined Federal Benefit-Cost Analysis to Justify Its Climate-related Regulations

Alan Carlin at Carlin Economics and Science - 1 day ago
The Reagan Administration made a serious effort to require that benefit-cost analysis be used to determine whether all major regulations were economically efficient. Such analyses had long been used for judging the efficiency of Federal water projects, but this was the first time that they were required for analyzing Federal regulations. The purpose was to […]

America First? Polling Shows It's Trudeau First Over Trump

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Want to drive Trumpanzee up a wall? Every poll should ask, who do you like more, Trump or Canadian Prime Minister JustinTrudeau? Trump is completely, obsessively jealous of Trump, because Trudeau is intelligent, well-spoken, handsome, with it, fashionable and vigorous, while Trump is... well, none of those things. (And rumors are that both Melania and Ivanka went completely "gah gah" over Trudeau.) The one poll that was done, by Ipsos shows that both Canadians and Americans prefer, as you can see above, Trudeau's approach to trade over Trump's approach. Now a new poll by the Canad... more »

I Served Aboard One of the Last U.S. Navy Battleships. And It Changed My Life.

James Holmes at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*James Holmes* *Security, * A “ship” is more than a hunk of steel that rides the bounding main. It is an expression of human ideas and history in steel. It’s a composite of materiel, human beings, and history. Therein lies its allure. What was it like serving in USS *Wisconsin*, the *Iowa*-class battleship that now adorns the Norfolk, Virginia riverside as a maritime museum? Well, it was life-changing for this junior officer in the late 1980s and early 1990s. I will never forget cruising across the Singing River in Pascagoula, Mississippi in my fire-engine red Honda CRX, and seei...more »

Russia's 'Marines' Might Not Match America's (But They Are Plannng for the Future)

Michael Peck at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Michael Peck* *Security, Europe* The Severnoye Design Bureau is designing a large amphibious assault ship for the Russian Navy, according to Russia’s Tass news agency. Russia is beefing up its amphibious assault capabilities with new ships and possibly even new armored vehicles. The Severnoye Design Bureau is designing a large amphibious assault ship for the Russian Navy, according to Russia’s Tass news agency. “The effort envisages starting work from scratch to create a large amphibious assault ship with a displacement of around eight thousand tons rather than developing some ... more »

France and Germany Have a Plan to Build a Stealth 6th-Generation Fighter

Zachary Keck at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Zachary Keck* *Security, Europe* And a new battle tank. France will take the lead in developing what might be a sixth-generation fighter in a joint program with Germany. The French Defense Ministry made the announcement this week, as reported by numerous outlets. Paris further announced that work on the plane will begin this year, starting with a study phase. The plane is being jointly developed as the successors to France's Dassault Rafales and Germany's Eurofighters. Both of those planes are often referred to as 4.5-generation fighters. It is expected to be operation around 2... more »

Russia Keeps Testing Nuclear Missiles That Could Kill Millions

Zachary Keck at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Zachary Keck* *Security, Europe* What is Moscow up to? Russia is on a nuclear-capable missile testing spree, having tested short-range and both land and submarine-based intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBMs) in recent months. On June 16, Russia’s Ministry of Defense released a video showing troops testing a 9K720 Iskander short-range mobile missile system. The fifty-second clip is reportedly from exercises in Russia’s Far East region. The Iskander came into service in 2006 and was first used in the war with Georgia in 2008. Moscow designed it in order to replace its Scud ... more »

The HK45 Handgun: The Best .45 ACP Firearm on the Planet?

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * We take a look. In the early 2000s, the U.S. Army pondered replacing stocks of Beretta M9 service handguns with a new, more powerful handgun. The Pentagon cancelled the program but one of the contenders, Heckler and Koch, eventually released its entry into the civilian market. Designed with the assistance of U.S. special operations veterans, the HK45 is one of the most advanced .45 ACP pistols available today. In 2005, the U.S. Army merged two parallel pistol programs, the Army Future Handgun and Special Operations Forces Combat Handgun program, int... more »

Wanted: A Plan for Nuclear Diplomacy

Louis René Beres at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Louis René Beres* *Security, Asia* [image: North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reacts during a celebration for nuclear scientists and engineers who contributed to a hydrogen bomb test, in this undated photo released by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) in Pyongyang on September 10, 2017. KCNA via REUTERS] Trump will have no remaining choice but to “live with” a nuclear North Korea, and the United States will finally have to focus on meaningfully tangible and authentically realistic goals. It’s time to talk substance about North Korea. At some point after the recent Si... more »

Belgium: Deputy FM Says Iran Waiting for European Proposal to Save Nuclear Deal

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Ruptly Published on Jun 22, 2018 Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Political Affairs Seyed Abbas Araghchi commented on the status of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or Iranian nuclear deal, in Brussels on Friday. “We are waiting for the Europeans to give us their practical solutions to the issue in the form of a […]

Nuke Deal Needs More Concessions from EU: Iran Official

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Nuke Deal Needs More Concessions from EU: Iran Official by Anadolu Agency, https://www.yenisafak.com/en/ Iranian deputy FM says Tehran, too, may withdraw from 2015 nuclear deal Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi has said that the 2015 nuclear deal between Tehran and the West required more concessions from Europe in order to remain intact, Iran’s Islamic Republic News […]

Israeli Troops Kill Young Palestinian in Gaza Strip

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
PressTV Published on Jun 18, 2018 Israel military forces have shot and killed a young Palestinian man in the besieged Gaza Strip during an anti-occupation protest along the border separating the blockaded enclave and the Israeli-occupied territories. The Gaza Ministry of Health identified the victim as Sabri Ahmad Abu Khadir, 24, adding that he succumbed to […]

Israeli Cabinet Ministers: Gaza War May Be Inevitable

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Israeli Zionists-Illuminists leaders are pathological liars! The plan is to launch the war against Gaza to force all Palestinians into the north Sinai desert. – Israeli Cabinet Ministers: Gaza War May Be Inevitable by Tazpit Press Service, https://www.breakingisraelnews.com/ … There is a good chance that Israel will launch a wide scale military operation on the Gaza Strip […]

U.S. Close to Releasing Mideast Peace Proposal that Palestinian Leadership May Immediately Reject

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
U.S. Close to Releasing Mideast Peace Proposal that Palestinian Leadership May Immediately Reject by Anne Gearan, Karen DeYoung and Loveday Morris June 21, https://www.washingtonpost.com/ The Trump administration is close to releasing a long-awaited Middle East peace proposal that officials said would present U.S. goals for a settlement between Israel and the Palestinians, despite the Palestinian position that President Trump cannot be […]

HEADS UP: Banks Are Falling Out… by Lynette Zang

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
ITM Trading Streamed live on Jun 21, 2018 Link to Slides and Sources: https://www.itmtrading.com/blog/heads… TWO PATTERN SHIFTS! Last October we saw a major insider selling pattern emerge, as some insider sectors avoided buying stocks even as they continued heavy selling. Since the start of the year, after a major selling spike, there is a bit of […]

US Warns Damascus to Cease Army Operations in Syria Against ISIS and Al Qaeda

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT America Published on Jun 22, 2018 Concerns have been raised by the State Department this week that the Syrian government is increasing its presence in southwest Syria. Executive Director of the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, Daniel McAdams joins RT America’s Anya Parampil to take a more in depth look. – US State […]

Putin-Trump Meeting Unconfirmed, Media Talk of Dismay, Alarm Already. NATO Summit Upstaged by Potential Trump-Putin Talks

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT Published on Jun 21, 2018 Speculation about whether there could be an impromptu meeting between President Putin and Donald Trump have the media rumour mills working overtime. end

‘Chinese Maritime Militia’ Launches Laser Attacks Against US Military Pilots In Pacific Ocean

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
‘Chinese Maritime Militia’ Launches Laser Attacks Against US Military Pilots In Pacific Ocean by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ Pilots of American military aircraft operating over the western Pacific Ocean have been targeted by lasers more than 20 times in recent months, US officials told The Wall Street Journal, following similar incidents in which Chinese nationals used lasers against American fighter pilots […]

Under-Fire Merkel Says EU Summit Won’t Solve Migration Issue

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Under-Fire Merkel Says EU Summit Won’t Solve Migration Issue by AFP, https://www.thelocal.de/ Chancellor Angela Merkel Friday played down expectations that an EU summit next week will reach a solution on the issue of migration that has plunged her government into crisis. – Speaking on a visit to Lebanon, Merkel said that “we know that no solution will […]

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