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Thomas Paine

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

25 June - am - Blogs I'm Following 1 of 2

12:07 am MDT

Russia says Canada’s weed legalization violates international laws

greencrow at Greencrow As The Crow Flies - 2 minutes ago
Obstacle to drug-free society: Russia says Canada’s weed legalization violates international laws Published time: 25 Jun, 2018 02:50 Edited time: 25 Jun, 2018 05:14 *A general view shows the embassy of Canada in Moscow,Russia March 29, 2018. © Maxim Shemetov / Reuters* First of all, I want to thank RT for writing the most comprehensive analysis of the "*Cannabis Act*" that I have read to date. What a difference it makes when you take all the official propaganda out of a newzstory and just give the facts! Here's the report from RT and I will have more comments to follow: Mosco... more »

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 minutes ago
The Latest: Turkey's national electoral board has pronounces incumbent President Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the winner of the country's presidential election with an "absolute majority" of valid votes. https://t.co/f6quzdyDhC — The Associated Press (@AP) June 24, 2018 U.S. to give #NorthKorea post-summit timeline with 'asks' soon: official https://t.co/LlkX4miYBy — Boris Toucas (@BorisTouc) June 25, 2018 North Korea sees Hanoi model as way to win US support and South Korean investmenthttps://t.co/ifH0Kwjgim — Nikkei Asian Review (@NAR) June 24, 2018 Burning Cameroon: Images you're ... more »

Perkins Said Not To Meddle In Alabama US Senate Election But He Is Meddling In Mississippi For Approx. $52,000 From Sherman; Trippi Meddling For Around Half A Million $

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 23 minutes ago
Giles Perkins is quoted in the New York Times as not wanting outsiders meddling in the Alabama Senate election, and … Continue reading →

Roseanne Barr in Interview: ‘I Made Myself a Hate Magnet’

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 44 minutes ago
In an emotional interview, Roseanne Barr said she definitely feels remorse for the racist tweet that prompted ABC to cancel the revival of "Roseanne."

Israel Wants A Railway Linking Haifa Seaport With Saudi Arabia

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 58 minutes ago
Government officials taking part in a test ride on a new train route near the northern city of Carmiel on March 21, 2017 (Basel Awidat/Flash90) *Times of Israel*: *Israel to begin promoting railway linking Haifa seaport with Saudi Arabia* *Transportation minister says he has begun consulting with leaders of relevant countries regarding plan that would give Gulf easier access to Europe.* Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Transportation Minister Israel Katz agreed this week to begin promoting their “Tracks for Regional Peace” initiative that is intended to create a trade route ... more »

It's 2018 and Merkel et al. are still incoherent on migration

Luboš Motl at The Reference Frame - 1 hour ago
Some leaders of the EU member countries (16 countries) gathered in Brussels yesterday in the afternoon. Four days before a more official summit, they were debating how to improve the policies towards exotic migrants that keep on arriving to Europe – although the rates are low these days, about 1/2 of those recorded a year ago. No leader of the Visegrád (V4) countries has attended. The spokesman for Macron said that the V4 leaders were "boycotting", in order to make things sound more dramatic. But there's no real justification for such a dramatic language. The leaders just agreed not... more »

MOFA blocks Tricky Taipei

Michael Turton at The View from Taiwan - 1 hour ago
The MOFA Twitter account is... wrong. _______________________ [Taiwan] Don't miss the comments below! And check out my blog and its sidebars for events, links to previous posts and picture posts, and scores of links to other Taiwan blogs and forums!

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 1 hour ago
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan waves to supporters as he leaves his residence in Istanbul, Turkey. REUTERS/Alkis Konstantinidis *WNU Editor:* The above picture came from this photo-gallery .... *Turkey's Erdogan claims election victory* (Reuters).

The Border Crisis

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 2 hours ago
People climb the border wall fence in Mexico in front of crowd of supporters in San Diego.Mike Blake/Reuters *Richard Fernandez, PJ Media*: *The Border Crisis* On both sides of the Atlantic borders have become a big issue in the guise of the equivalent question of whether a country can restrict the entry of migrants to numbers the electorate regards as sustainable. In the US the family impact of arresting illegal aliens has intensified political hostility nearly to the point of physical conflict. The New York Times sadly notes Trump supporters no longer even listen to the media's ... more »

Could Trump's Destabilazation Agenda Make U.S. Treasury Bonds Less Safe?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 2 hours ago
*A Step Backward by Nancy Ohanian* Russia isn't one of the biggest holders of U.S. Treasury bonds-- and they became a much smaller holder recently. The Treasury report for April has published about a week ago and it showed that Russia sold about half it's holdings-- $47.4 billion out of the $96.1 it held. Russia had already sold off $9.3 billion in February and another $1.6 billion in March. Russia had gone from the 16th biggest hold of bonds to the 22nd biggest in just a month. For those who feared that Trump's trade was might cause a sell-off on Treasury bonds... their fears may b... more »

“Here's 21 Trillion Reasons To Question The Role Of Government In America”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 2 hours ago
*“Here's 21 Trillion Reasons To Question The Role Of Government In America”* by Ron Paul "The U.S. military budget dwarfs every other country on the planet combined. Do you know how much the Pentagon spent between 1998 and 2015 that is "unaccounted for"? TWENTY-ONE TRILLION DOLLARS $21,000,000,000,000 Where did it go? No one knows...it's "unaccounted for". The role of government must SERIOUSLY be reconsidered in America. Without being technically at war with anyone in particular, the U.S. is dropping a bomb somewhere in the world every 12 minutes, around the clock. The U.S. has ... more »

Brazil Rental Prices Rise for Sixth Consecutive Month

Nelson Belen at The Rio Times - 2 hours ago
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – According to the latest FipeZap Residential Rental Index, which tracks residential rental listings across Brazil’s fifteen largest cities, rental prices in May 2018 rose, albeit marginally, for the sixth consecutive month, showing an accumulated increase of 1.90 percent for the year. From April to May, […]

Week 2 at Lakeside

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 2 hours ago
The preacher of the week at Lakeside this week is Carl McColman, a anamchara, which means “soul friend,” and a seanchaí, or "story teller." He's not a minister; he's a retreat leader, author, and a contemplative. I'll check out Monday--see what it's about. His conversion story is a little different than most; he was raised a Protestant, converted to Paganism, then from that religion to Catholicism. Then at 10:30 on to Sam Quinones, the author of *Dreamland; The True Tale of America’s Opiate Epidemic*, who will give 2 lectures on the opioid crisis. Monday night is a silent film org... more »

Does/Did Dem Candidate Sherman’s Niece Work For Republican Senator Roger Wicker or Thad Cochran? Niece Paid for Fundraising Consulting By Sherman Campaign

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 2 hours ago
Recall that Dem primary run off candidate Howard Sherman and wife Sela Ward gave $10,000 to the candidate he proposes … Continue reading →

Candidate For Mississippi US Senate Seat Howard Sherman’s Most Recent Contributions All From California Except One From Texas

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 2 hours ago
See this and much more here: https://www.fec.gov/data/committee/C00673160/?cycle=2018&tab=filings

Senior Palestinian Official: U.S. Trying to Bring Down PA

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Senior Palestinian Official: U.S. Trying to Bring Down PA by JERUSALEM POST STAFF, https://www.jpost.com/ The United States has become “nothing else than spokespeople for the Israeli occupation,” former Palestinian chief negotiator Erekat said. – Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met Saturday night for the second day in a row with US negotiators Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, even […]

US Peace Plan is Attempt to Normalize Israeli ‘Apartheid’ in Palestine – PLO

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
US Peace Plan is Attempt to Normalize Israeli ‘Apartheid’ in Palestine – PLO by https://sputniknews.com/ Senior mediator and Palestinian Liberation Organization Secretary General Saeb Erekat had some harsh words for the Trump administration’s long-awaited Israel-Palestine peace proposal, which is expected to be unveiled in the coming days. – According to Erekat, the much-touted “deal of the century” peace […]

Iran Expects Europe’s Package to Save Nuclear Deal by End of June: Araqchi

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Iran Expects Europe’s Package to Save Nuclear Deal by End of June: Araqchi by http://www.presstv.com/ A senior Iranian nuclear negotiator says the Islamic Republic expects the European Union to put forward by the end of June its package of proposals to save a multilateral nuclear agreement between Tehran and the P5+1 group of countries from which the US […]

Russia, Iran Discuss Steps to Keep Nuclear Deal in Place

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Russia, Iran Discuss Steps to Keep Nuclear Deal in Place by http://tass.com/ Moscow and Tehran vow to continue coordinating their efforts to protect trade and economic cooperation from Washington’s sanctions. – MOSCOW, June 22. /TASS/. Cooperation between Russia and Iran in the interests of keeping the Iran nuclear deal in place was in focus of a […]

Trump’s Military Drops a Bomb Every 12 Minutes, and No One Is Talking About It

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Trump’s Military Drops a Bomb Every 12 Minutes, and No One Is Talking About It by Lee Camp, https://www.truthdig.com/ We live in a state of perpetual war, and we never feel it. While you get your gelato at the hip place where they put those cute little mint leaves on the side, someone is being bombed […]

US Operating 19 Terrorist Training Camps in Syria

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
US Operating 19 Terrorist Training Camps in Syria by FRANK SELLERS, http://theduran.com/ The US is on a mission to stoke the violence inside Syria in order to justify its intervention – According to a Russian military expert, Vladimir Kuzin, the US is training terrorists at 19 different military camps within Syria’s borders. Kuzin describes the supply of […]

Italy Leaves Merkel Stunned, Demands Europe Rip Up Existing Migrant System

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Italy Leaves Merkel Stunned, Demands Europe Rip Up Existing Migrant System by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ In our preview of Sunday’s now-concluded emergency EU meeting on refugee policy which the FT dubbed “The summit to save Merkel”, we said that the German chancellor fate could be decided as soon as today should a newly populist Italy present a set of insurmountable […]

Fonda Under Fire Over Trump Pedo Threat: RT Looks at 5 Times Liberals Got Away with It

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
Fonda Under Fire Over Trump Pedo Threat: RT Looks at 5 Times Liberals Got Away with It by https://www.rt.com/ Acting activist Peter Fonda may have found the limit of liberal hypocrisy. His suggestion that Donald Trump’s 12-year-old son should be kidnapped and given to pedophiles is proving too much for his shield of self-righteousness. – Fonda […]

NOW THIS… Donald Trump Jr.’s Daughter Chloe Threatened: ‘We’re Coming for Chloe, Too’

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 3 hours ago
NOW THIS… Donald Trump Jr.’s Daughter Chloe Threatened: ‘We’re Coming for Chloe, Too’ by Jim Hoft, https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/ On Wednesday actor Peter Fonda, brother of Hanoi Jane Fonda, threatened Donald Trump’s 12-year-old son Barron with rape. – Fonda wasn’t done though. He threatened the children of border agents. And called for mass protests against the “Giant A$$hole” President […]

Study: Washington D.C. Is The Psychopath Capital of America

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*Politico:* *Washington, D.C.: the Psychopath Capital of America* A new study ranks each state, plus D.C., by their psychopathic tendencies. The race for first? It isn’t even close. As Washington’s shock over winning the Stanley Cup demonstrates, the nation’s capital isn’t used to being first in anything. As a city, it’s not the oldest, nor the biggest, nor the richest, and its sports teams are notoriously snakebitten. But finally, the capital has a claim to No. 1—and unfortunately, it’s not just in hockey. Ryan Murphy, an economist at Southern Methodist University, recently publi... more »

A $100 Million “Secret, Bipartisan Political Plan” to Privatize the Public Sector

phila.ken at Schools Matter - 3 hours ago
from Wrench in the Gears June 24, 2018 I travelled to Washington, DC on Thursday June 21, 2018 with fellow activist Ismael Jimenez, an acclaimed teacher of African American history at Kensington CAPA High School in Philadelphia, PA. A week earlier the search engine gods had serendipitously delivered up an Eventbrite link for the launch of the Social Impact Partnerships to Pay for Results Act Fund ( SIPPRA), “Pay for Success: Making the New $100 Million Fund Work to Improve Lives.” How could I not go? SIPPRA was incorporated into the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018, signed by Trump on... more »

Developing: Syrian Army begins massive attack on Daraa city

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 A.M.) – At approximately 2:00 A.M. (local time), the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Mechanized Division began a massive attack on the provincial capital of Daraa. Using their newly manufactured Golan-1000 MRLS launchers, the Syrian Arab Army’s 4th Division fired a large number of missiles into the Daraa Al-Balad District of the provincial […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Assad says Syrians will rebuild country with help of allies

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
Syria’s post-war reconstruction will be carried out by the country’s own efforts, Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad said in an interview with Itogi Nedeli (Weekly Results) program on NTV Television Channel on Sunday. “Despite that the war is underway now, we have enough means to restore the country, we are sure about that,” Assad said. “[If] […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Italy allegedly sends more troops to Syria – report

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (3:10 A.M.) – Italy has sent more troops to Syria in order to aid the Kurdish-led People’s Protection Units (YPG), Turkish state-owned Anadolu News alleged on Sunday. Citing “local sources”, the Anadolu report claimed that more than 20 Italian soldiers entered Syria to aid the YPG forces. The Anadolu report added that the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Russian Air Force unleashes powerful attack over southwest Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:50 A.M.) – The Russian Aerospace Forces unleashed a massive attack on Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham’s positions over the northeastern countryside of the Dara’a Governorate tonight. According to a military source in the government stronghold of Izra’a, the Russian Aerospace Forces have conducted over 20 airstrikes above the northeastern part of Dar’a, hitting several […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Turkey: Erdogan supporters in Istanbul celebrate electoral ‘victory’

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (2:00 A.M.) – Supporters of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gathered in front of his Justice and Development Party (AK) headquarters in Istanbul on Sunday after he claimed victory in the snap presidential election. The country’s electoral board (YSK) is yet to announce the official results of the election but the state-run Anadolu Agency […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army liberates new Iraqi border region after major advance

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:45 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) scored a massive advance in southeast Syria on Sunday, liberating several areas from the Islamic State (ISIS) forces. Backed by heavy airstrikes from their air force, the Syrian military continued their major operation to clear the western countryside of Albukamal city on Sunday morning. Not […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Hashd Al-Shaabi accuses US of plotting, carrying out attack against them in Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:30 A.M.) – Hashd Al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilization Units) announced the results of their investigation regarding last week’s attack that killed at least 22 of their fighters in southeast Syria. The head of Hashd Al-Shaabi’s military operations, Abu Munather Al-Husseini, stated during his press conference on Sunday that after conducting a preliminary investigation into […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Jihadist attempt to enter besieged Shiite towns in Idlib ends in disaster

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 3 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (1:10 A.M.) – The jihadist rebels once again attempted to enter the besieged Shiite towns of Al-Fou’aa and Kafraya, despite the ongoing ceasefire in the Idlib Governorate. Hay’at Tahrir Al-Sham began their assault by storming the town of Kafraya from their positions at the Barouma Farms axis. However, the jihadist rebels were reportedly […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

North Korea Is Erasing Its Anti-US Propaganda

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 3 hours ago
*New York Post: **North Korea erasing most anti-US propaganda* *Nix the nuclear warheads, cue the doves.* The North Korean government is erasing much of its anti-U.S. propaganda following dictator Kim Jong-un’s forays onto the world stage. Gone are the posters depicting the U.S. as a “rotten, diseased, pirate nation” and promising “merciless revenge” on American forces for an imagined attack on the totalitarian country. In their place are cheery messages touting praising the prospects for Korean reunification and the declaration Kim signed in April with South Korean President Moo... more »

For the Record: Little Red Hen

Yastreblyansky at No More Mister Nice Blog - 4 hours ago
The Red Hen. There's been an awful lot of remarkable derp on the Twitter today, starting with the horrors unleashed on Sarah Huckabee Sanders by the 26-seat Red Hen farm-to-table restaurant in Lexington, Virginia, which sent her party away after consultations between the owner, Stephanie Wilkinson, and the staff: “They had cheese boards in front of them,” Wilkinson said. Like any other family. The kitchen was already preparing the party’s main course. Wilkinson interrupted to huddle with her workers. Several Red Hen employees are gay, she said. They knew Sanders had defended Trump’... more »

Interview With Matthew Hoh: Trump And Military Industrial-Complex

Kevin Gosztola at Shadowproof - 4 hours ago
Matthew Hoh, a former Marine and diplomat from the State Department, who resigned in protest in 2009 over the Afghanistan War, joins the “Unauthorized Disclosure” podcast this week. Some of his insightful commentary can be found at MatthewHoh.com. During the interview, Hoh talks about how the United States government is The post Interview With Matthew Hoh: Trump And Military Industrial-Complex appeared first on Shadowproof.

Will the Syrian Civil War be America's Next Foreign Policy Failure

Doug Bandow at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Doug Bandow* *Security, Middle East* [image: New York National Guard Soldiers from Charlie Battery, 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery, clear a M777 Howitzer, on Fort Drum, Watertown N.Y., May 22nd, 2018. N.Y. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Andrew Valenza. Flickr / The U.S. Army] Washington should drop its foolhardy attempt to reengineer the Middle East and allow countries there to sort out their own problems. President Donald Trump is taking the United States into the ethnic-cleansing business. Admittedly, the operation is supposed to be voluntary, or at least non-violent... more »

The U.S.-South Korea Alliance Should Be Reformed

Lyle J. Goldstein at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Lyle J. Goldstein* *Security, Asia* [image: U.S. President Donald Trump gestures as he welcomes South Korea's President Moon Jae-In in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., May 22, 2018. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque] Troop reductions could occur in three to four stages to complement stages of North Korea’s CVID nuclear disarmament. For much of the U.S. foreign-policy establishment, there is no more sacred word than “alliances.” They are regarded as a continuing symbol of all that is good about U.S. foreign policy—a testament to the success and strength of American v... more »

No Surprise: The Bomb Has Made a Bad Situation Worse in South Asia

Michael Krepon at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Michael Krepon* *Security, Asia* [image: Pakistan's nuclear-capable missile, Shaheen 1, is driven past with its mobile launcher during the National Day military parade in Islamabad March 23, 2008. President Pervez Musharraf assured full support to the incoming government on Sunday, a day after the party of slain former prime minister Benazir Bhutto nominated the country's next prime minister. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed] Testing nuclear devices opens up a Pandora’s box of requirements that can be relieved only by accepting a modus vivendi with an adversary or by accepting minimal dete... more »

Why the United States Needs North Korea to Stay Nuclear

Hongyu Zhang, Kevin Wang at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Hongyu Zhang, Kevin Wang* *undefined, Asia* [image: A man walks past a TV broadcasting a news report on the dismantling of the Punggye-ri nuclear testing site, in Seoul, South Korea, May 24, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji] A nuclear North Korea is not a threat, but an ideal stabilizer. Many are hopeful that the June 12 summit in Singapore between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un will lead to denuclearization and peace on the Korean Peninsula. Others believe the historical record makes clear that such a hope is overly optimistic. But what if allowing North Korea to... more »

The Challenges Facing a Would-Be Coup in Venezuela

Imdat Oner at The National Interest - 4 hours ago
*Imdat Oner* *Security, Americas* [image: Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (L) meets with Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, during the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) summit, in Astana, Kazakhstan September 10, 2017. Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS] A successful military coup seems unlikely in Venezuela since high-ranking officials in the military explicitly side with the regime. After Venezuela’s dictator Maduro won the sham elections on May 20, the Trump administration has been facing the difficult question of how to push for a transition of power in Venezu... more »

The Sierra Club Endorsed David Baria For US Senate Because Of His “Demonstrated Commitment To Protecting America’s Environment”

miningawareness at Mining Awareness + - 5 hours ago
The Democratic primary run off in Mississippi is on Tuesday. Forward looking David Baria supports solar energy. His backward looking … Continue reading →

Musical Interlude: Kevin Kern, “Another Realm”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
Kevin Kern, “Another Realm” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2oSOMLWvHuI

The Poet: David Wagoner, “Old Man, Old Man”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*“Old Man, Old Man”* "Young men, not knowing what to remember, Come to this hiding place of the moons and years, To this Old Man. Old Man, they say, where should we go? Where did you find what you remember? Was it perched in a tree? Did it hover deep in the white water? Was it covered over With dead stalks in the grass? Will we taste it If our mouths have long lain empty? Will we feel it between our eyes if we face the wind All night, and turn the color of earth? If we lie down in the rain, can we remember sunlight? He answers, I have become the best and worst I dreamed. When I move my fe... more »

"A Look to the Heavens"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
“It's the bubble versus the cloud. NGC 7635, the Bubble Nebula, is being pushed out by the stellar wind of massive central star BD+602522. Next door, though, lives a giant molecular cloud, visible to the right. At this place in space, an irresistible force meets an immovable object in an interesting way. *Click image for larger size.* The cloud is able to contain the expansion of the bubble gas, but gets blasted by the hot radiation from the bubble's central star. The radiation heats up dense regions of the molecular cloud causing it to glow. The Bubble Nebula, pictured above in sci... more »

The Poet: Galway Kinnell, "Another Night in the Ruins"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*"Another Night in the Ruins"* "How many nights must it take one such as me to learn that we aren't, after all, made from that bird that flies out of its ashes, that for us as we go up in flames, our one work is to open ourselves, to *be* the flames?" ~ Galway Kinnell

It Is Going To Be An Interesting Week In Washington On Russia-Gate, The FBI, And The Mueller Counsel

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
*WNU Editor*: A brief summary on what has happened .... and will be happening this week. *(1) *On Friday the Justice Department sent to Congress a collection of files on the Russia probe .... *DOJ gives Congress new classified documents on Russia probe* (AP). The problem is that these files do not address the number one question that Congress has been demanding for months now and that is .... what evidence was found that was used to start the Trump - Russian collusion investigation. I do not know why the DOJ and Rod Rosenstein are refusing to turn over all of this information, but... more »

"Principles...Then and Now"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
*Then...* "We should know what our convictions are, and stand for them. Upon one's own philosophy, conscious or unconscious, depends one's ultimate interpretation of the facts. Therefore it is wise to be as clear as possible about one's subjective principles. As the man is, so will be his ultimate truth." - Carl Jung *Now...* "Those are my principles, and if you don't like them... well, I have others." - Groucho Marx

Two Different Constitutional Ideas

Gerard N. Magliocca at Balkinization - 5 hours ago
"We cannot allow all of these people to invade our Country. When somebody comes in, we must immediately, with no Judges or Court Cases, bring them back from where they came. Our system is a mockery to good immigration policy and Law and Order. Most children come without parents . . ." President Donald Trump (June 24, 2018) "Is it not essential to the unity of the Government and the unity of the people that all persons, whether citizens or strangers, within this land, shall have equal protection in every State in this Union in the rights of life and liberty and property?" Congressma... more »

"Survivors Of Domestic Abuse..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
"What happens to people living in a society where everyone in power is lying, stealing, cheating and killing, and in our hearts we all know this, but the consequences of facing all these lies are so monstrous, we keep on hoping that maybe the corporate government administration and media are on the level with us this time. Americans remind me of survivors of domestic abuse. This is always the hope that this is the very, very, very last time one's ribs get re-broken again." - Inga Muscio It's not...


tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 5 hours ago

X22 Report, “The Central Banks Are Now Laying The Ground Work For The Collapse”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 5 hours ago
X22 Report, “The Central Banks Are Now Laying The Ground Work For The Collapse” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pj182N-VPE4 *Related:* X22 Report, ”It Just Happened, The Plan Is In Motion” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vr4xoaOqvTM

U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis To Visit China, Japan, And South Korea This Week

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 5 hours ago
Image Credit: DOD photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr *Ankit Panda, The Diplomat:* *Mattis to Visit China, Japan, and South Korea With South China Sea, North Korea in Mind* The trip will be Mattis’ first to China as U.S. secretary of defense. U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis will visit Asia in the coming week, making stops in China, Japan, and South Korea. The trip will be Mattis’ first to China in his capacity as the United States’ top defense official. The trip will Mattis’ second trip to Asia this month, following a trip at the beginning of the month that included ... more »

What Happens If Trump's Trade Agenda Brings On Another Great Depression?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 6 hours ago
Something like 9,000 of barrels of bourbon were destroyed in a Kentucky warehouse crash Friday. I wonder if insurance will cover the damages. Maybe the company was lucky... since bourbon is one of the U.S. exports being targeted by countries around the world in retaliation for Trump's trade war. The *NY Times* reported yesterday-- Lobsters, Small-Batch Whiskey and Trump’s Trade War-- that Trump's trade war may become politically perilous for Republicans because his "trade policies are starting to inflict economic pain across the country, including in areas that are home to the vot... more »

Sloppy Science + Bad Reporting = Fake Scare

Ron Clutz at Science Matters - 6 hours ago
Abusing science to incite fear is not confined to global warming/climate change. Medical science has also been debased by taking up the appeal to public alarm. The current example being exploitation of ovarian cancer, as explained by Warren Kindzierski writing in Financial Post How weaselly science and bad reporting consistently find cancer links that […]

Iran's Currency Conitnues Its Decline As U.S. Sanctions Loom

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 6 hours ago
A man counts stacks of Iranian rials at a currency exchange shop in Kerbala , 110 km (70 miles) south of Baghdad January 23, 2013. REUTERS/Mushtaq Muhammed *Reuters:* *Iran rial plunges to new lows as U.S. sanctions loom* DUBAI (Reuters) - The Iranian rial plunged to a record low against the U.S. dollar on the unofficial market on Sunday, continuing its slide amid fears of returning U.S. sanctions after President Donald Trump in May withdrew from a deal on Tehran’s nuclear program. The dollar was being offered for as much as 87,000 rials, compared to around 75,500 on Thursday, t... more »

The Blue Hen Restaurant in Lexington, VA

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 6 hours ago
If a black member of the Trump administration, or a gay member, or the Social Media team Diamond and Silk, or a disabled Republican who voted for Trump, or a Mexican immigrant running for a GOP office, or a female spokesperson for Trump who wants to make America great again, or Alice Marie Johnson, who thinks Trump is terrific (granted clemency) were to come to the Red Hen restaurant in Lexington, VA, they'd be served a four course menu of bigotry, distain, ignorance and folly. Fortunately, Sarah Sanders is a lot classier than the owner, and she left when being refused service and... more »

The silly season

Norma at Collecting My Thoughts - 6 hours ago
Q. Why did God make you? A. God made me to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him for ever in heaven. Baltimore Catechism (used in the U.S. from 1885 to the late 1960s) The Q & A format for learning the basics of Christianity was popularized by Martin Luther, and a similar format was followed by Catholics for four hundred years. The U.S. version was revised several times and went from 100 questions to over 1200. Today it is popular again among home-schoolers. I don't know what was used between the 1970s and 2005 when the current CCC was pu... more »

Musical Interlude: Neil H, “The Remembering”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
Neil H, “The Remembering” - https://www.youtube.com/

The Daily "Near You?"

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

"Vitae Summa Brevis"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Vitae Summa Brevis"* "They are not long, the weeping and the laughter, Love and desire and hate: I think they have no portion in us after We pass the gate. They are not long, the days of wine and roses; Out of a misty dream Our path emerges for a while, then closes Within a dream." - Ernest Dowson “Vitae summa brevis spem nos vetat incohare longam” is a quotation from Horace’s “First Book of Odes”: “The shortness of life prevents us from entertaining far-off hopes.”

The Diseased, Lying, Condition of America's ‘News’ Media

Eric Zuesse at 6 hours ago
[image: undefined] Both President Trump and former President Obama are commonly said in America’s "news" media to be or to have been “ceding Syria to Russia” or “ceding Syria to Russia and Iran,” or similar allegations. They imply that "we" own (or have some right to control) Syria. That’s not only a lie; it is a very evil and harmful one, dangerously goading the US President to go even more against Russia (and Iran) (and, of course, against Syria) than has yet been done — but the "news" media don’t care about that evil, and that falsehood, and that dangerousness — they do it anywa... more »

"Rilke on the Rewards of Reading and What Books Do for Our Inner Lives"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 6 hours ago
*"Rilke on the Rewards of Reading and * *What Books Do for Our Inner Lives"* by Maria Popova “Oh, to be reborn within the pages of a book,” Patti Smith exclaimed in reflecting on her fifty favorite books from a lifetime of reading. A century earlier, Rainer Maria Rilke (December 4, 1875–December 29, 1926), another poet for the ages, wrote with unparalleled lyrical grace about what books do for our inner lives in "Letters to a Young Poet"* - the source of Rilke’s abiding ideas on how to live the questions, what it really means to love, and how great sadnesses bring us closer to ourse... more »

Carpenter’s Implications for Foreign Intelligence Surveillance

dkris at Lawfare - 7 hours ago
Like nearly everyone else, I have a few thoughts on the Supreme Court’s decision Friday in *Carpenter v. United States*. In that case, the court held that obtaining from a telephone company seven or more days’ worth of retrospective cell site location information (CSLI)—information about the location of a cell phone based on its periodic radio connections to cell phone towers—is a Fourth Amendment “search.” My main interests here are in assessing how the Supreme Court explained itself, which I think will be key to how the decision is understood and applied by the lower courts, and ... more »

“The Land of Dreams”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
“Father, O father! what do we here In this land of unbelief and fear? The Land of Dreams is better far, Above the light of the morning star.” - William Blake, “The Land of Dreams”

Colorado’s Hickenlooper and Bilderberg

John F. McManus at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: colorado-s-hickenlooper-and-bilderberg] A Bilderberg invitation attracts some the world’s most powerful political leaders and corporate titans.

Crude Oil Price Rise in Wake of OPEC Agreement Likely to be Short-lived

Bob Adelmann at rss - 7 hours ago
[image: crude-oil-price-rise-in-wake-of-opec-agreement-likely-to-be-short-lived] Crude oil prices bounced higher on Friday, as OPEC failed to raise production as much as many feared.

"A Good Question; Past Is Prologue..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 7 hours ago
○ "Teachers of children in the United States of America wrote this date on blackboards again and again, and asked the children to memorize it with pride and joy: 1492. The teachers told the children that this was when their continent was discovered by human beings. Actually, millions of human beings were already living full and imaginative lives on the continent in 1492. That was simply the year in which sea pirates began to cheat and rob and kill them. The chief weapon of sea pirates, however, was their capacity to astonish. Nobody else could believe, until it was too late, how he... more »

"How It Really Is"

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

Massacre Of Civilians Reported In Mali

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 7 hours ago
*BBC:* *Mali Fula villagers were killed 'in cold blood'* Traditional hunters have killed 32 civilians in an isolated village in central Mali, a local group says. The hunters, known locally as "Dozo", surrounded the village in the Mopti region and separated members of the Fula ethnic group from the other villagers before killing them. Children were among the victims in Saturday's attack, an official said. There has been increasing violence between Fula, who are traditionally herders, and other ethnic groups. *Read more* .... *Update #1:* Armed hunters 'surrounded the village, sepa... more »

6 Powerful Solfeggio Frequencies that Raise Your Vibration

Karma Yoga Daily at Karma Yoga Daily - 7 hours ago
Sound is one of the purest forms of energy in existence. Sound inspires us, uplifts us, helps us to communicate, express ourselves, and even heal at a deep level.

New Study Shows What Disrupted Sleep Does To Your Mental Health

Karma Yoga Daily at Karma Yoga Daily - 7 hours ago
Your sleep is important.

It’ll End in Sahaja

Karma Yoga Daily at Karma Yoga Daily - 7 hours ago
Now there are no secrets. I am free of them.

Canada Second Nation to Decriminalize Marijuana After Uruguay

Karma Yoga Daily at Karma Yoga Daily - 7 hours ago
The Cannabis Act passed in the Canadian Senate 52 to 29.

Assad vows to retake northern Syria from Turkish, US forces

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:50 P.M.) – Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad recently sat down with Russia’s NTV to discuss a number of topics currently affecting his country. The Syrian President answered several of his interviewer’s questions, which included how will Syria prevent terrorist groups from resurfacing and what is the future of northern Syria. Regarding northern Syria, […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Erdogan declares victory in Turkish presidential election

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 P.M.) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated on Sunday evening that he has been victorious in this latest presidential election. “Our people have given us the job of carrying out the presidential and executive posts,” he stated from Istanbul. “I hope nobody will try to cast a shadow on the results […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

US tells rebels they wont intervene in southwest Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 P.M.) – The Reuters News Agency recently obtained details of a message that was sent to the rebel forces in southwest Syria from the U.S. government. According to Reuters, the U.S. told the rebels to not rely on their forces intervening in southwest Syria, despite their previous warnings to the governments of Russia and […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Saudi air defense downs Houthi missile over Riyadh

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 P.M.) – The Saudi air defense downed a Houthi missile that was fired at the Kingdom’s capital on Sunday evening, Al-Ekhbariya TV reported. The Houthi forces fired a ballistic missile towards the Saudi Ministry of Defense’s data center, which is located in Riyadh city. Prior to this announcement, locals in Riyadh reported […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian strikes propel Syrian troops to seize more ground in southwest Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (10:50 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) continued their large-scale advance in southwest Syria, today, seizing new localities from the jihadist rebels. Backed by heavy airstrikes from the Russian Aerospace Forces, the Syrian Arab Army managed to score another big advance in the Al-Lajat region of the Dara’a Governorate. To start the […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian military claims they busted HTS filming fake events in Idlib

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 8 hours ago
Militants from the al-Qaeda-affiliated terror group Jabhat al-Nusra (also known as Tahrir al-Sham) are preparing false flag attacks in Syria, including fake footage of the civilians’ evacuation by militants and the restoration of buildings said to be destroyed by Russian and Syrian air strikes, the Russian Reconciliation Center for Syria reported. “The Russian Reconciliation Center […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Arctic Shipping Update

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 8 hours ago
Unseasonably severe ice conditions are also clogging routes to Asia through the Northern Sea Route (NSR), leading to the extension of the winter-spring navigation of Atomflot’s nuclear ice-breakers, it said. Thick Sea Ice Blocks Exports From Yamal LNG Plant

NYT Continues with Hansen Propaganda

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 8 hours ago
No matter how bad Hansen’s Predictions were and are, the NYT is too vested in promoting the Global Warming Myth. Their credibility is on the line, and they will do anything to defend their position, including twisting facts. So while his temperature forecast was not flawless, in a larger sense, Dr. Hansen’s 1988 warning has … Continue reading "NYT Continues with Hansen Propaganda"

Scott Adams: Republicans Need to Vote Because ‘They’re Coming for You Next’

co2islife at CO2 is Life - 8 hours ago
Dilbert cartoonist Scott Adams does not vote. But for the first time, he said Sunday, he is thinking about it — thanks to the effort by opponents of Donald Trump to ostracize people who support the president. Source Things A Fascist Would Never Do MAXINE WATERS Tells MSNBC Viewers to Continue to Harass Republicans at … Continue reading "Scott Adams: Republicans Need to Vote Because ‘They’re Coming for You Next’"

Turkish President Erdogan Declares Victory In Today's Presidential Election

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*CNN:** Erdogan declares victory in Turkish election* Istanbul, Turkey (CNN)Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has declared himself the winner of a high-stakes election, in which he sought to cement his power on the nation he has ruled for 15 years. But the opposition has cried foul, claiming that state media and the election commission have manipulated the results. The election commission is expected to announce official results later Sunday. If Erdogan's victory is officially confirmed, he will gain sweeping new powers when he resumes office. He narrowly won a referendum las... more »

WikiLeaks Compiles Database Of Public ICE Officials’ Information Searchable To Public After ICE And Other Police Caught Marrying Activists To Spy

Aaron at Activist Post - 9 hours ago
By Aaron Kesel The international organization widely known for leaking government information and giving transparency to corruption and corrupt politicians has just created a searchable... more »

World’s senior Orthodox Bishop won’t back Ukraine’s breakaway extremist church

Matfey Shaheen at The Duran - 9 hours ago
Patriarch Bartholomew OPPOSES Church schism in Ukraine, supports canonical Church More The post World’s senior Orthodox Bishop won’t back Ukraine’s breakaway extremist church appeared first on The Duran.

If They Keeps This Up, They’re Going to Get Somebody Killed

Diogenes Sarcastica™ at Diogenes' Middle Finger - 9 hours ago
We've already seen violent full-blown media driven liberal hate acted out at a baseball diamond in DC in an attempt to murder in mass Republican politicians. The media downplayed it as "an act of mental illness" and no Democrat, not one, took to the microphone and said hey it's time to settle down people and solve our differences the right way. Not One. And now the fully rabid political left having been pushed into the streets by the media's ridiculous and irresponsible Hitler rhetoric and comparisons of illegal alien children to kids murdered at Auschwitz, along with the *unhinge... more »

Why President Trump's Critics Have Crossed The Line When They Compare Him To Hitler

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 9 hours ago
*Allan Richarz, The Hill:* *The strategic blunder of ‘Trump-as-Hitler’* You knew it was coming. Eighteen months into the Trump administration and the president’s ostensibly serious critics have finally broken the glass on the “Trump-is-a-Nazi” line of attack. To be certain, there were previous allusions to this from media, Democrats and “Never Trumpers” — accusations of authoritarianism meant to implicitly draw the connection between President Donald Trump and Nazi Germany. Apart from the “over-woke,” under-informed Hollywood set, however, critics largely managed to avoid making t... more »

Fox Nails The Problem: These Aren't Our Kids

Peter Greene at CURMUDGUCATION - 9 hours ago
On Friday, Fox and Friends host Brian Kilmeade was talking about the immigration clusterfahrfegnugen when he hit upon an important insight: These aren't our kids. These aren't our kids. Of course, in this case, we're drawing a circle around all US children and saying only those within the circle matter. But understanding this aspect of tribalism explains a huge number of our problems in education. We are happy to spend money on our kids. But those other ones, the children of Those People-- these aren't our kids, and we don't want to spend money on them. It's not a new problem.... more »

Tuesday Is The Big Day In Colorado Between Progressive Levi Tillermann And The DC Bosses' Candidate

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 10 hours ago
With all the excitement over Alexandria Ocasio's shot at beating Joe Crowley on Tuesday another crucial race that hasn't gotten the kind of traction it deserves is the contest in the Denver suburbs (CO-06), a district that wraps around the city on three sides, from Littleton in the south west, across through Centennial, up through Aurora in the east and then across Brighton in the north. The PVI is a swingy D+2. Obama beat McCain and Romney and Hillary beat Trump 50.2% to 41.3%. So why is a unaccomplished Republican, Mike Coffman, still in office? Have you ever heard of the DCCC, ... more »

Declining June 24 Temperatures In The US

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 10 hours ago
It is cold and wet here in Boulder today, but on the day after Hansen’s testimony in 1988, Boulder was 98 degrees. June 24 heat has been declining in the US for a century, with a sharp drop in the … Continue reading →

The End Is Nigh …

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 10 hours ago
As with all recent summers, temperatures near the pole are running below normal. Ocean and Ice Services | Danmarks Meteorologiske Institut Cold temperatures are forecast over the ice until mid-July. 10-Day Temperature Outlook By the last week of July, ice … Continue reading →

Saudi State Media Is Reporting Air Defenses Have Intercepted Missiles Above The Saudi Capital Of Riyadh

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters:* *Saudi air defences intercept missile above Saudi capital - state media* DUBAI/RIYADH, June 24 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's air defence forces intercepted a ballistic missile launched by Yemen's Houthi militia over Riyadh on Sunday, state-run al-Ikhbariya television said on Sunday. The Houthis' al-Masira television said later that rockets were aimed at Saudi defence ministry and other targets in the Saudi capital. Reuters could not verify the report independently. At least six loud blasts were heard and bright flashes were seen in the sky over Riyadh, and puffs of smoke ... more »

Local Icon – Mustang Ranch (cars) Closed

E.M.Smith at Musings from the Chiefio - 10 hours ago
Mustang Ranch care repair on El Camino is no more. It has recandled to a new location; replaced by Condos and places with no soul in the European Tradition. Continue reading →

Sea Ice Extent (Global Antarctic and Arctic) – Day 174 – 2018

Hifast at Climate Collections - 10 hours ago
Originally posted on sunshine hours: South / North

Battle For The Yemen Port City Of Hodeidah Continues -- News Updates June 24, 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 10 hours ago
*Reuters*:* Fighting moves closer to center of Yemen's main port city* ADEN (Reuters) - Yemen’s Houthis deployed additional forces in the main port city of Hodeidah on Sunday as a Saudi-led military coalition moved closer to the city center in the largest offensive of the war, raising U.N. fears of a humanitarian catastrophe. The alliance led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates launched its assault on the heavily defended Red Sea city on June 12 to try to weaken the Iran-aligned Houthi movement by cutting off a key supply line for the group which controls the capital San... more »

QotD: "The false impression that the modern economy has left most people behind encourages Luddite and beggar-thy-neighbor policies that would make everyone worse off" [updated]

Peter Cresswell at Not PC - 10 hours ago
*"To acknowledge that the lives of the lower and middle classes of developed counties have improved in recent decades is not to deny the formidable problems facing 21st-century economies... Perhaps most damaging: the false impression that the modern economy has left most people behind encourages Luddite and beggar-thy-neighbour policies that would make everyone worse off."*~ Stephen Pinker from his book Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress Quoted by Don Boudreaux, who comments, *Trump’s presidency – although fuelled also by several other noxious... more »

ICYMI: It's Actually Summer Edition (6/24)

Peter Greene at CURMUDGUCATION - 11 hours ago
All right-- summer is actually technically here, and most everyone has finally finished their school year. That means it's time to start reading up on the issues. Remember to share what you see here that speaks to you. *DC Public Schools Go From Success Story To Cautionary Tale* Remember when DC schools were supposed to be a proof of concept for so many reform ideas? Almost everyone has finally with the man behind the curtain who isn't wearing any clothes behind the smoke and mirrors. This is a good summary of how this particular baloney was made. *If This Is The End of Average* Da... more »

U.S. Navy Has Ordered Camp Pendleton To Be Prepared To House 47,000 Migrants

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 11 hours ago
A photo provided by US Customs and Border Protection shows people who've been taken into custody related to cases of illegal entry into the United States, in McAllen, Texas. US Customs and Border Patrol *The San Diego Union-Tribune, Task And Purpose*:* Camp Pendleton To House 47,000 Migrants In ‘Temporary And Austere’ Detention * San Diego County could become a destination for tens of thousands of unauthorized immigrants to be housed indefinitely by the U.S. Government, under the zero-tolerance policy implemented by President Donald Trump. According to a report published Friday aft...more »

Sugar and Spice

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
Frankie McCamley failing to get to Lord Sugar's doorstep Have you ever been on holiday to a certain resort in Spain and seen those late-night club comedians who tell jokes they assure us we'll never hear on the BBC? These men swear blind that they "haven't got a racist bone in their body" whilst telling jokes that would get any comedian who managed to slip through the net and tell them on, say, *The One Show *or *Question Time* instantly hung, drawn and quartered and then tarred-and-feathered and shot. And the audience in Spain, thrilling to the 'taboo' nature of these jokes, then ... more »

Not just a pretty face

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
Chloe Westley It's certainly true that Chloe Westley of the Tax Payers Alliance has caught the BBC's attention. Certain people do from time to time (from both sides of the old political spectrum - think of Afua Hirsch, for example, from 'the other side'.) Of course, right-wingers are far less censorious than left-wing ones and would* never *complain about someone whose views they disagree with being on the BBC too much.... 😉 ....you know, this kind of thing - from an old BBC regular too:

That told you!

Craig at Is the BBC biased? - 11 hours ago
You may think that Carole Cadwalladr's *Observer *'scoop' today doesn't amount to much, but opinionated BBC business correspondent Joe Lynam begs to differ:

India to buy Iranian oil with rupees in order to skirt US sanctions

Frank Sellers at The Duran - 11 hours ago
Another country buying oil with something other than the USD More The post India to buy Iranian oil with rupees in order to skirt US sanctions appeared first on The Duran.

World leaders congratulate Erdoğan on election results

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 11 hours ago
*Daily Sabah* Supporters of Turkish President Erdoğan hold Turkish and AK Party flags and greet after closing voting for the Turkish presidential and parliamentary elections in Ankara, Turkey, 24 June 2018. World leaders, including Palestine's* Mahmoud Abbas*, Azerbaijan's *Aliyev,* Hungary's *Viktor Orban* and Bosnia's* Bakir Izetbegovic* called Recep Tayyip Erdoğan late Sunday as the preliminary results suggested a victory for the incumbent president. *Waiting on the reports of Putin's call to congratulate* *It'll be interesting to read about who calls and who doesn't call * Aliy... more »

More rebels in Daraa surrender to Syrian Army: Russian Reconciliation Center

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 12 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (9:10 P.M.) – Militants of the Free Syrian Army controlling over 11 villages in southwest Syria have joint the Syrian Army as government troops continue to score more advances. According to The Russian Center for the Reconciliation of Opposing Sides in Syria, the former rebel fighters have agreed to fight among the ranks […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

EU Governments Bicker Over Migration Crisis

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
Map showing main migratory routes into the EU — land & sea *DW:* *EU leaders meet as divisions cloud asylum and migration talks* Some EU leaders are attending a mini-summit in Brussels. They'll discuss differing approaches to how the bloc can deal with a sustained stream of migrants and refugees seeking a new life in Europe. The leaders of 16 EU member states gathered in Brussels on Sunday for an "informal working meeting" hastily arranged amid a crackdown on NGO rescue ships operating in the Mediterranean Sea. It is taking place ahead of a critical EU summit on Thursday and Friday... more »

Italy Orders Boats With 1,000 Migrants To Go Back To Libya

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 12 hours ago
*Daily Mail:* *Italy orders seven boats with 1,000 migrants on board to go back to Libya days after turning away another ship carrying 234 people* * NGO Proactiva Open Arms said Italy wants the Libyan coast guard to intervene * The Italian coast guard apparently told the aid group: 'We don't need your help' * Hard-line minister Matteo Salvini told NGOs not to 'interrupt' Libyan authorities Italy is seeking to have seven boats carrying roughly 1,000 migrants needing rescue off Libya taken back to North Africa, according to a Spanish aid group. Proactiva Open Arms, which has res... more »

McCain Staffer Urged IRS to Target Conservative Groups with Audits That Would Be "Financially Ruinous"

Joe Wolverton, II, J.D. at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: mccain-staffer-urged-irs-to-target-conservative-groups-with-audits-that-would-be-financially-ruinous] A staffer working for Senator John McCain urged the IRS to target conservative groups for audits.

Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Wisconsin’s Legislative Districts

Steve Byas at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: supreme-court-rejects-challenge-to-wisconsin-s-legislative-districts] The Left's effort to move us closer to a unitary democracy, and away from a federal republic, was defeated at the Supreme Court last week.

All The Fake News That Is Unfit To Print

tonyheller at The Deplorable Climate Science Blog - 12 hours ago
“It’s very hard to see us fixing the climate,” Dr. Hansen said, “until we fix our democracy.” Opinion | A Prophet of Doom Was Right About the Climate – The New York Times We could fix our democracy by heeding … Continue reading →

Quantum jumps - Healing - Cynthia Sue Larson

Anon at Aangirfan - 12 hours ago
"You are not your body or your situation, but instead are pure energy, pure consciousness. You exist in an interconnected holographic multiverse in which you are literally jumping from one parallel universe to another with every choice you make."

Episode #238 – ‘Les Misérables de La Gauche’ with guests Dr Can Erimtan

21wire at 21st Century Wire - 12 hours ago
*SUNDAY WIRE SHOW* | Strap yourselves in and lower the blast shield – this is your brave new world…

Musings On Iraq In The News

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
I was quoted by Paul Iddon twice for Ahval. First in "Turkish operations in Iraq aim at PKK's Qandil base", and then in "Erodgan's opportune attack on Qandil faces uncertain end."

Gun Industry Sees Banks as New Threat to 2nd Amendment

Associated Press at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
Corporate America has been taking a stand against the firearms industry amid a lack of action by lawmakers on gun control.

Bayer + Monsanto = A Match Made in Hell

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By corbettreport It is hardly surprising that the first thing Bayer did after completing their takeover of Monsanto earlier this month was to announce that... more »

ICE Director Says Agency Can’t Be Compared To Nazis, As They’re “Just Doing Their Jobs”—Seriously

Activist Post at Activist Post - 12 hours ago
By Rachel Blevins In response to criticism over the separation of parents and children, and the detainment of immigrants seeking asylum in the United States,... more »

Review Compulsion In Religion, Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies In Iraq

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
*Review Helfont, Samuel, Compulsion In Religion, Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies In Iraq, New York: Oxford University Press, 2018* Samuel Helfont and *Compulsion**In Religion, Saddam Hussein, Islam, and the Roots of Insurgencies In Iraq* deals with the much debated topic of the role of religion during the period of Saddam Hussein. Some have argued that Saddam embraced religion during the last few years of his regime, others believed that the Iraqi state weakened under sanctions allowing for more freedom at mosques and Islamists, others think the Baathists co-opt... more »

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 24

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
1981 UK signed trade pact with Baghdad that would expand trade to more than $2 bil/yr 1982 9th Regional Baath Party Congress held in secret Saddam said party infiltrated by enemies and suffered bad decisions 1982 After 9th Regional Baath Party Congress Saddam changed party leadership to ensure his control 1984 Iraq bombed Iran’s main oil terminal Kharg Island 2nd time Only minimal damage 1994 SCIRI claimed govt building new canal to drain southern marshes and drive out displaced and rebels 2003 Rumsfeld said Iraq had chemical weapons b... more »

Should Canada reject NAFTA? Yes

bilaterals.org - 12 hours ago
24-Jun-2018 NAFTA is a corporate rights agreement, not a free-trade agreement in the original sense.

EU-Morocco agreements: MEPs denounce European Commission's proposal to include Western Sahara

bilaterals.org - 12 hours ago
24-Jun-2018 Members of the Committee on International Trade (INTA) at the European Parliament denounced the European Commission's proposal to amend EU-Morocco association agreement to include products from Western Sahara.

Pakistan suffers setback in Karkey case as stay order vacated

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24-Jun-2018 Due to the failure of the caretaker government to deposit Rs15 billion security guarantee, a stay order in favour of Pakistan on the execution of the $846 million arbitration cost awarded to the Turkish firm, Karkey Karadeniz Elektrik Uretim has been vacated.

COMESA seeks solutions to digital free trade area

bilaterals.org - 12 hours ago
24-Jun-2018 Implementation of the much anticipated Digital Free Trade Area (DFTA) in central-Eastern Africa bloc will have to wait until member states agree on harmonization of policies.

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