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Thomas Paine

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Friday, June 8, 2018

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New Alignment in Asia Is Shaping the Future: Will the Foolish Europeans Be Left Behind?

David at LaRouchePAC Feed - 12 hours ago
World Land-Bridge Space New International Economic Order 2018-06-07 Video of 2018-06-07 Developments of the last days demonstrate that the potential to bring the world into a new era of peaceful economic progress is emerging, centered around the diplomacy and physical economic advances associated with China's New Silk Road (NSR) policy. The dynamic unleashed by the NSR, which Helga Zepp LaRouche has called the New Paradigm, has brought together the leading nations of Asia — China, India, Japan, South Korea — and Eurasian power Russia, into an alliance which is causing increasing pa... more »

Fireside Chat with Dennis Speed, June 7, 2018

David at LaRouchePAC Feed - 12 hours ago
New International Economic Order American Credit System Fireside Chat with Dennis Speed, June 7, 2018 Video of Fireside Chat with Dennis Speed, June 7, 2018 Tonight's Fireside Chat with Dennis Speed at 9pm eastern kicks off LaRouchePAC's Campaign to Secure the Future, Summer 2018.

Military Operation in Rio Uses 5,000 Soldiers in Six Favelas

Lise Alves at The Rio Times - 12 hours ago
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Under heavy rains, more than 5,000 Armed Forces and police officers are conducting operations in six communities in the area of Jacarepaguá, in the western region of Rio de Janeiro city, on Thursday, according to information from Brazilian Military Command of the East (CML). […]

'The Sovereign Thread' by Herb Yazzie -- Climate Change and Fundamental Laws

Brenda Norrell at CENSORED NEWS - 12 hours ago
'The Sovereign Thread' by Herb Yazzie -- Climate Change and Fundamental Laws Article by Brenda Norrell Censored News Video by Spirit Resistance Radio https://www.facebook.com/earthcycles/videos/10154844381984159/ DILKON, Navajo Nation -- Speaking on Dine' laws and balance, Herb Yazzie, former Chief Justice of the Navajo Nation, began the Dine' CARE's Peoples Convention on

Past Versus Present Americans

Walter E. Williams at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: past-versus-present-americans] With greater accessibility to guns in the past, why wasn't there the kind of violence we see today, when there is much more restricted access to guns?

Mayor de Blasio: Diversity Over Merit at NYC’s Best Schools

Selwyn Duke at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: mayor-de-blasio-diversity-over-merit-at-nycs-best-schools] New York City’s best high schools — the “specialized” ones, as they’re known — may not be the best for long. That is, if Mayor Bill de Blasio has his way, as he wants to dumb down admissions standards to increase “diversity.”

New California Law May Punish Pastors for Helping Others Leave Homosexuality

Selwyn Duke at rss - 12 hours ago
[image: new-calif-law-may-punish-pastors-for-helping-others-leave-homosexuality] Could California pastors be charged with a crime for using Christian doctrine to help someone leave homosexuality? This could be the case if a new Golden State bill, AB 2943, becomes law. Making matters worse, some critics claim it could even be used to impede sales of the Bible.

In 2003, a Chinese Navy Submarine Sank. How the Crew Died Is Truly Horrifying.

Sebastien Roblin at The National Interest - 12 hours ago
*Sebastien Roblin* *Security, Asia* A naval accident you might not know about. *The lack of clear official explanation has led to various theories over the years. The typical complement of a Type 035 submarine is fifty-five to fifty-seven personnel, but 361 had seventy on board. Officially these were trainers, but conditions would have been quite cramped. The presence of the additional personnel and the high-ranking Commodore Cheng leads to the general conclusion that 361 was not on a routine mission.* On April 25, 2003 the crew of a Chinese fishing boat noticed a strange sight... more »

Did a Tennessee Hardware Store Put Up a ‘No Gays Allowed’ Sign?

Dan Evon at Snopes.com - 12 hours ago
The store that put up the sign in 2015 was back in the news several years later when it celebrated a Supreme Court decision in favor of a bakery that refused to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple.

GAPS AND LAVIZZO: One of the city's worst passing rates!

bob somerby at the daily howler - 12 hours ago
*THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018Part 4—At the Times' showcase school:* It can be amazingly easy! Especially if you almost surely don't know what you're talking about, and if you don't gigantically care. These award-winning thoughts popped into our heads as we read these letters in today's New York Times. The Times published four letters about Mayor de Blasio's newly-announced plan—his plan to increase diversity at the city's "elite high schools" by eliminating the use of admission tests. Is that a good idea? Not necessarily, no. But we're speaking here about reactions to the plan, not a... more »

Review Gunter, Michael, The Kurds, A Modern History

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
*Review Gunter, Michael, The Kurds, A Modern History, Princeton: Markus Wiener Publishers, 2017* *The Kurds, A Modern History* is a very good overview of the Kurdish community in the Middle East. It covers the two main views of Kurdish nationalism, then goes from the Ottomans up to the modern times of Turkey, Iraq, Syria and Iran. In each, a similar history played out where the new countries wanted a unitary state and rejected the idea of giving their Kurdish minorities any rights. It was in response to this denial that the modern Kurdish movements eventually emerged, although at d... more »

This Day In Iraqi History - Jun 7

Joel Wing at MUSINGS ON IRAQ - 12 hours ago
1920 Iraqi rebels led by Jameel al-Midfai reached Mosul with about 1,000 men 1941 British forces crossed from Iraq into Syria attempting to capture German diplomat Dr. Grobba 1967 Iraq broke diplomatic relations with U.S. after defeat in Arab-Israeli War 1975 Iran-Iraq agreed on Shatt al-Arab border Shah would stop arming Kurdish revolt neither would support opponents of each other 1981 Israel bombed Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor at Tuwaitha to stop Saddam’s bomb program Destroyed facility 1983 Iraq offered ceasefire in Iran-Iraq War Rejected by Iran 1984... more »

UK Air Pollution Continues To Fall

Paul Homewood at NOT A LOT OF PEOPLE KNOW THAT - 12 hours ago
By Paul Homewood https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/emissions-of-air-pollutants DEFRA have now published the latest annual report on air pollutants, with data now up to 2016. Here are the key charts: Apart from ammonia, which has increased because of agriculture, all other categories show continuing decline. In particular, NOx emissions are now well below the Gothenberg […]

Arkansas House Speaker to Resign for University Job

cmaadmin at Diverse - 13 hours ago
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.— Arkansas’ House speaker announced Wednesday he’s resigning later this month to take a government affairs job with the University of Central Arkansas, likely clearing the way for his successor to lead the House six months early. Speaker Jeremy Gillam said he’ll resign effective June 15 to take the job as UCA’s director […]

New Faces Fill University of Wyoming Leadership Positions

cmaadmin at Diverse - 13 hours ago
LARAMIE, Wyo. – The University of Wyoming has seen big changes in its leadership over the past few years. Of the 11 positions that report directly to President Laurie Nichols, only three are occupied by people who had those positions three years ago. The other eight positions have either been created, replaced or are currently […]

Harvard President Denounces Proposed EPA Regulations on Use of Scientific Research

cmaadmin at Diverse - 13 hours ago
Joining other scholars and scientists in denouncing proposed federal regulations on scientific research, Harvard University president Drew Faust this week urged officials at the US Environmental Protection Agency to reject plans to restrict the type of studies regulators could use to craft new policies. In a letter sent Monday to EPA administrator Scott Pruitt, Faust […]

Pizza Delivery Man Apprehended by Border Agents at Brooklyn Military Base

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
Pablo Villavicencio arrived at Fort Hamilton to deliver pizza, and wound up in an unspecified detainment center.

Severed Rattlesnake Head Bites Texas Man

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
A Texas man discovered in the most unpleasant way possible that a decapitated rattlesnake can still bite.

Did Roseanne Adopt an African Child After a Racism Kerfuffle?

Kim LaCapria at Snopes.com - 13 hours ago
A fake news sites capitalized on controversy involving the comedian, claiming she adopted a black child from Africa to prove she wasn't racist.

Is Trump Trying To Screw Over Veterans With VA Privatization Again?

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 13 hours ago
Yesterday, according to Erica Werner at the *Washington Post*, Señor Trumpanzee signed "a sweeping new law... aimed at expanding veterans' access to private-sector health care. But behind the scenes his administration is fighting a bipartisan Senate effort to fund the legislation." The bill passed the Senate on May 23, 92-5, only Bob Corker (R-TN), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Mike Rounds (R-SD), Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) objecting. The legislation would open up access to private doctors for veterans who don't feel they are getting the care they expect within the VA--... more »

Cop Mistakes Autism for Drug Use, Beats Innocent Child on Video—Taxpayers to Be Held Liable

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
[image: autism] After refusing to simply apologize and train their officers in dealing with people with autism, police will now cost the taxpayers millions for their brutal attack. The post Cop Mistakes Autism for Drug Use, Beats Innocent Child on Video—Taxpayers to Be Held Liable appeared first on The Free Thought Project .

PUTIN: Any aggravation of the military conflict in Ukraine would “inflict a tremendous damage”

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 13 hours ago
Russian leader vows continued support for the Donbass breakaway republics, warns Ukraine of severe impact on that country's statehood More The post PUTIN: Any aggravation of the military conflict in Ukraine would “inflict a tremendous damage” appeared first on The Duran.

Putin tells Chinese Press: Xi Jinping is the “only world leader I celebrated my birthday with” (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 13 hours ago
Putin: China and Russia should work together on innovation. More The post Putin tells Chinese Press: Xi Jinping is the “only world leader I celebrated my birthday with” (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

China Would Have Its Hands Full Trying to Conquer Taiwan

Zachary Keck at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Zachary Keck* *Security, Asia* Here is why. *To have any chance of successfully invading Taiwan, then, China would have to establish total air superiority and command of the sea in the area. As Beckley explains, “If Taiwan retained substantial air defenses and offensive strike platforms, a Chinese amphibious invasion would be impossible, because Taiwan could pick off PLA landing craft as they motored across the Taiwan Strait.and sea command in the strait.” Although China has amassed an incredibly large missile force to destroy Taiwan’s defensive capabilities at the outset of a ... more »

Now You Can Make Your Own Glock or 1911A Pistol at Home. Here's How It Works.

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * Yes, this is real. *The Glock 17 is one of the easier weapons to make at home. The Glock 17’s lower receiver is made of polymer, which is easier to work with than aluminum, though neither are forgiving to mistakes. Glock 80 percent lowers typically feature a more aggressive styling than the real, more conventional Glock. These lowers also typically feature an underbarrel Picatinny rail and embedded steel plate, for those hobbyists living in states that require serialization of homemade firearms.* The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives... more »

Step Aboard Britain’s Astute-Class Submarine, the Russian Navy's Worst Nightmare?

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, * A killer sub? *They are designed for thirty knots submerged, and although they initially suffered some problems, they reportedly have reached that speed in more recent trials. The Astutes carry an extremely effective sonar suite, generally believed to be as good or better than any competitor. And while information on relative acoustic signature of different submarines is hard to come by, authorities seem to regard the Astutes as among the world’s quietest boats.* Since the commissioning of HMS *Dreadnought* in 1963, the Royal Navy has maintained a ... more »

Could China Turn Russia Into an Aircraft Carrier Superpower?

Robert Farley at The National Interest - 13 hours ago
*Robert Farley* *Security, * Or, build for Moscow some killer flattops? *ThThe only downside for China would be that a Russian carrier would take up space and industrial capacity in Chinese yards, but this is a small price to pay. The downsides for Russia are more palpable; an aircraft carrier purchased from China still costs money, and still requires a long-term investment in maintenance and modernization. Russian prestige might also take a hit; as Kofman suggests, “over time Russia will become more comfortable importing Chinese components, but this will take years to overcome... more »

2006 State Department Cable Reveals Plan To Use Terror, Intrigue, Kurds To Destabilize Syria, Weaken Assad

Brandon Turbeville at Activist Post - 13 hours ago
By Brandon Turbeville Despite the bulk of the attempted destruction of Syria having taken place during the Obama administration, the fact is that the agenda... more »

Putin demands Russian consular access to Yulia Skripal

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 13 hours ago
No doubt to ensure that she isn't being misled by British officials or held against her will and that she's still alive. as she hasn't appeared in public since leaving hospital

As Snopes ‘Debunks’ Child Trafficking Camp, 160 Kids as Young as 3 Rescued in Georgia

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 13 hours ago
After Snopes called allegations of child trafficking made by a veterans group a 'conspiracy theory', 160 children, as young as 3-years-old, were rescued from traffickers in Georgia. The post As Snopes ‘Debunks’ Child Trafficking Camp, 160 Kids as Young as 3 Rescued in Georgia appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Where to Celebrate Festas Juninas 2018 in Rio this Weekend

Jack Arnhold at The Rio Times - 14 hours ago
By Jack Arnhold, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Everyone has heard of Rio’s Carnival, but fewer perhaps are aware of Brazil’s Festas Juninas (June Festivities) which play a big role every year in the country’s winter party calendar. The ‘winter’ in Rio isn’t exactly cold by European or American standards, but June sits […]

Netanyahu vows to destroy Syrian Army if Israel is attacked

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:40 P.M.) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu completed his diplomatic tour inside Europe this week, where he attempted to convince his European counterparts to sabotage the Iranian nuclear deal. Despite his shortcomings on the Iranian front, Netanyahu still managed to get these European nations to apply pressure on Iran, which could turn […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Sudan cuts military ties with North Korea

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
The Sudanese government said it is concealing all military agreements with North Korea, a type of cooperation it has denied for a long time. “Sudan’s government would like to affirm that its defense production sector has canceled all contract with North Korea, and ended all relations, direct or through a third party,” the country’s foreign […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Infighting renewed in northwest Idlib, casualties reported

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (5:00 P.M.) – Fierce clashes re-erupted in a small village in northwest Idlib after al-Qaeda-linked group took over the village yesterday. According to local activists, militants of Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham group set ablaze houses belong to Jabhat Tahrir Souriya fighters inside Zardana village. HTS ousted Jaysh al-Ahrar from Zardana yesterday after intense firefights […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russia has no plans to leave Syria: Putin

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (4:30 P.M.) – Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Russia is not planning to pull all its troops out of Syria at the present time, and that they will stay as long as it is “beneficial for Russia” and in order to fulfil “international obligations,” while speaking during the annual ‘Direct Line’ Q&A […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Heartbreaking: Family killed in US airstrikes in Raqqa films itself hours before the carnage

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (3:30 P.M.) – An entire family was massacred when the US-coalition bombed a residential area in Syria’s Raqqa as the city still suffers a dire humanitarian crisis under the reign of Kurdish militia. The Badran family has moved around to several areas as battles against the Islamic State raged in eastern Syria. They […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Drone Footage: Syrian government rehabilitates liberated Harasta city

Zen Adra at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 14 hours ago
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:30 P.M.) – It has been more than two months since rebel fighters in Harasta city left their bastion to the country’s north as per an evacuation deal with the Syrian Army. Ever since, the Syrian government is working tirelessly to rehabilitate the war-ravaged city. Thousands of civilians have returned to their homes […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Putin and Trump Diplomacy Opens Way to Putin-Trump Summit

adam at LaRouchePAC Feed - 14 hours ago
[image: On the sidelines of the 25th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting. With President of the United States Donald Trump and Russian President Putin. Nov 11, 2017 (en.kremlin.ru)] PDF: [image: PDF icon] 20180607-putin-trump-diplomacy.pdf As Presidents Trump and Putin have publicly announced that a summit between the two leaders is finally in preparation, Russia's President is carrying out a blitz of international and domestic diplomacy in tandem with Trump's crucial initiative with North Korea. In fact, in an interview with China Media Group (CMG) yesterday, ahead of his visit to China... more »

Newsom, Cox Top California’s Jungle Primary in Race for Governor

Steve Byas at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: newsom-cox-top-california-s-jungle-primary-in-race-for-governor] The spot earned by a Republican, John Cox, on the gubernatorial ballot in California, has huge implications for determining which party winds up in charge of the House of Representatives in November.

Has Hickenlooper Been Anointed by the Elites?

Steve Byas at rss - 14 hours ago
[image: has-hickenlooper-been-anointed-by-the-elites] With many successful Democrat candidates for president — Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama — emerging from relative obscurity to capture the White House, could the elites be grooming a little-known governor of Colorado to take on Trump in 2020?

Sometimes the jokes just write themselves

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 14 hours ago
Headline: *Trump floats idea of golfing with Kim Jong Un if summit goes well* Instant, inevitable mental response: "Oh - President Trump's going to try for a hole in Un!" Peter

Editor's Note

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Military and Intelligence News Briefs and World News Briefs will be posted later today.

Should The Probelm Of Plastics In The Ocean Be On The G7 Agenda?

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
Marine debris and plastic pollution are shown along the coastline of Haiti in a handout photo. (Timothy Townsend/The Canadian Press) *CBC:* *What's on Canada's agenda at the G7 - and will anyone want to talk about it?* The leaders have a to-do list, but tensions over Trump's policies threaten to sweep it off the table. There is an official agenda for this week's Group of Seven summit in Charlevoix, Que. — though it may be a struggle to get the leaders to stick to it. There are going to be so many sources of pent-up tension between U.S. President Donald Trump and the other leaders... more »

New column day

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 14 hours ago
Here, on the parallels between the presidency of Donald Trump and the danger of a Doug Ford-led government in Ontario. For further reading... - Hugh Mackenzie has done the math on the PCs' non-platform, finding a fiscal hole of $13.75 billion every year. - Graeme Gordon reports on Ontario Proud's voter spam and other intervention in Ontario's election. - Christopher Guly comments on the rise of Andrea Horwath, and I've previously discussed the parallels between this campaign and other NDP successes. But Marieke Walsh notes the risk that the NDP might win the popular vote but fall s... more »

China's Trade Surplus With The U.S. Hits A Record At $119,050,900,000 For The First Four Months Of 2018

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 14 hours ago
*CNS:* *$119,050,900,000: Merchandise Trade Deficit With China Hit Record Through April* (CNSNews.com) - The U.S. merchandise trade deficit with China set a record through April, hitting $119,050,900,000 for the first four months of 2018, according to data released today by the Census Bureau. From January through April, the Census Bureau reports, the United States exported $42,291,500,000 in goods to China while importing $161,342,400,000. In other words, when measured by dollar value, the United States bought about 3.8 times as much in goods from China as China bought from the Un... more »

Thursday Morning Links

Greg Fingas at Accidental Deliberations - 14 hours ago
This and that for your Thursday reading. - Kenan Malik reminds us of the ongoing importance of unions in fighting for fairness and equality. Frank Witsil reports on a push to rebuild labour strength in the service sector in the U.S, while Cole Stangler points out that U.S. youth have a significantly more favourable view of unions than of corporations. But Molly Gott and Derek Seidman document the attempt by the Republicans and their backers to undermine the strength of any public-sector education system and the teachers who work within it. - Sam Pizzigati suggests using public purc... more »

Breaking News: Syrian Army initiates a powerful night attack in eastern Daraa

Penny at Penny for your thoughts - 14 hours ago
*I can't find anything to corroborate this report so far...* *But will keep looking * *Via Inside Syria* Tonight the Syrian Army initiated a powerful offensive against militants inside the eastern countryside of Dara’a pronince. According to Inside Syria Media Center Cources, the Syrian troops started a flurry of artillery shells and missiles towards the jihadists positions near the Lijat region. No further details have been reported. The government forces is expected to start its long-awaited offensive in southern part of Syria in near future, as they gave the militants an ultimatum... more »

A Failing Report Card for Donald Trump

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Isaac Davis* - Is Trump making America great again? You decide.

Illiteracy Leads to Censorship

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Jon Rappoport* - Public discourse is sinking to an all-time low, and the predictable outcome is censorship.

Who are the Real ‘Quacks’ and ‘Snake Oil’ Salesmen?

WakingTimes at Waking Times - 15 hours ago
*Sayer Ji* - Who exactly are the modern quacks and snake-oil salesmen of today? One guess.

Libya According To The UN And The Harsh Reality

Thierry MEYSSAN at OrientalReview.org - 15 hours ago
Contrary to appearances, Libya’s problem is not so much the rivalry between its leaders as the absence of pacification between tribes and the exclusion of Kadhafists. The solution can only be negotiated between the four leaders united in Paris, but only within and around the House of Representatives of Tobruk, whose authority now covers 80 % of the territory. The post Libya According To The UN And The Harsh Reality appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

G7 Summit Will Start Tomorrow In Canada. Trade War Concerns Loom

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*Reuters*: *Trump sticks with hard line on trade as showdown looms at G7* WASHINGTON/OTTAWA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is not backing down from the tough line he has taken on trade, the White House’s top economic adviser said on Wednesday, setting the stage for a showdown with top allies at this week’s G7 summit in Canada. The meeting on Friday and Saturday in Charlevoix, Quebec, will be the first chance G7 leaders have had to confront Trump in person since U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Canada, Mexico and the European Union were imposed last week. ... more »

There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his messenger, so says the Arabic text on the Saudi Arabian flag

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 15 hours ago
The Arabic words on the Saudi Arabian flag are translated as "There is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his messenger." Not included are the beginning of the Hadith from which these words are taken. The whole Hadith translates thus: "I have been ordered to fight all men until they testify there is no God but Allah and Mohammed is his messenger." So is the Saudi flag actually a declaration of war against all non-Muslims?

Giuliani MOCKS Kim: “He got back on his hands and knees and begged” (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Rudy Giuliani: Kim Jong Un 'Begged' For a Summit More The post Giuliani MOCKS Kim: “He got back on his hands and knees and begged” (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

As US – North Korean summit nears, John Bolton takes a back seat

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 15 hours ago
In contrast to the National Security Adviser's usual fiery rhetoric, recent developments show Bolton to be a team player following President Trump's lead More The post As US – North Korean summit nears, John Bolton takes a back seat appeared first on The Duran.

BREAKING NEWS: Alleged North Korea “refugee” rams car into gates of US Embassy in Seoul

Seraphim Hanisch at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Incident reportedly NOT related to terror attempt in any way as alleged asylum seeker was trying to avoid an "embarassment" with North Korea. More The post BREAKING NEWS: Alleged North Korea “refugee” rams car into gates of US Embassy in Seoul appeared first on The Duran.

Paul Ryan shows us once again that Deep State swamp will always stick together (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 15 hours ago
Paul Ryan says FBI did nothing wrong spying on Trump. More The post Paul Ryan shows us once again that Deep State swamp will always stick together (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

Uzi: The Deadly Israeli Machine Gun That Conquered the Planet

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, * Her e is the history behind this historic firearm. *The proliferation of AK-pattern weapons on the Arab site of the equation—particularly the AKM—set the Uzi on a path to disfavor. The Uzi delivered a pistol-caliber round a maximum of two hundred yards, while the AKM could fire an assault-rifle-caliber round with reasonable accuracy three times as far. That mean that at ranges beyond two football fields, Arab troops could easily achieve fire superiority over their Israeli rivals armed with a mixture of Uzis and FALs. Uzis would continue to serve with... more »

Meet North Korea's Army: 1.2 Million Soldiers Ready for Total War

Kyle Mizokami at The National Interest - 15 hours ago
*Kyle Mizokami* *Security, Asia* And they have a few suprises at the ready. *North Korea’s early squad automatic weapon, the Type 73, was an idiosyncratic weapon: based on the Soviet PKM machine gun, it featured a dual-feed ammunition system allowing it to accept metal belted ammunition but also vertically loaded 30 round magazines similar to the Czechoslovakian Vz. 52 or British Army Bren machine gun. The dual feed system has always been something of a mystery, as the Type 73 uses different ammunition than North Korean assault rifles and as such there is no commonality. Vertic... more »

Singapore, India trade pact review: tariff cuts, flexible rules of origin announced under CECA

bilaterals.org - 15 hours ago
07-Jun-2018 Singapore and India have concluded the second review of their preferential trade pact – the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation Agreement (CECA).

How global trade deals could impact universities

bilaterals.org - 15 hours ago
07-Jun-2018 Unions and universities worry that agreements could leave them vulnerable to for-profit competition and entrench privatisation.

Korean govt, Elliott begin pretrial negotiations on June 14

bilaterals.org - 15 hours ago
07-Jun-2018 The South Korean government and Elliott Management next week will enter negotiation for an out-of-court settlement over the U.S. activist fund's $670 million damage claim for the former administration's interference in the 2015 merger between Samsung units.

China, Kyrgyzstan agree to establish comprehensive strategic partnership

bilaterals.org - 15 hours ago
07-Jun-2018 Kyrgyzstan backs the China-proposed Belt and Road Initiative and believes the initiative will greatly promote common development in the region.

Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau's Office Leaks Story That President Trump Accused Canada Of Burning The White House In 1812

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 15 hours ago
*CNN:* *Exclusive: Trump invokes War of 1812 in testy call with Trudeau over tariffs* (CNN)President Donald Trump and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had a testy phone call on May 25 over new tariffs imposed by the Trump administration targeting steel and aluminum imports coming from Canada, including one moment during the conversation in which Trump made an erroneous historical reference, sources familiar with the discussion told CNN. According to the sources, Trudeau pressed Trump on how he could justify the tariffs as a "national security" issue. In response, Trump quip... more »

Standing for peace on Korean peninsula

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 15 hours ago

Karolinska told a journal to retract a paper by Macchiarini. It refused. The story didn’t end there.

Alison McCook at Retraction Watch - 15 hours ago
The president of the Karolinska Institutet (KI) is frustrated. At the beginning of the year, Ole Petter Ottersen informed a journal that one of its papers — co-authored by former superstar Paolo Macchiarini — had been tainted by misconduct. But the journal declined to retract it. Despite the fact that KI had conducted its own … Continue reading Karolinska told a journal to retract a paper by Macchiarini. It refused. The story didn’t end there.

Room for Optimism? Israeli Supreme Court Presses for Implementation of Ruling on Inmates’ Right to Personal Space

lmargalit at Lawfare - 15 hours ago
Last summer, the Israeli Supreme Court rendered a landmark judgement, establishing for the first time an obligatory minimum standard for the personal space allocated to inmates—convicted prisoners as well as detainees—in the Israeli correctional system. The judgment was issued in response to a petition to the High Court of Justice by Israeli human-rights organizations and an academic law clinic, challenging the severe overcrowding in Israeli jails and the lack of any government plan to address the problem. (Full disclosure: I previously worked as an attorney for one of the organiz... more »

Congress Should Oversee America’s Wars, Not Just Authorize Them

rfontaine at Lawfare - 15 hours ago
Nearly 17 years after the 9/11 attacks, a bipartisan coalition of senators has put forward legislation that promises to overhaul the legal framework for America’s worldwide campaign against terrorism. Proponents of this measure argue the existing authorization for military force—an AUMF in wonk-speak—passed back in September 2001 has become woefully outdated. The failure to modernize it, supporters say, represents a dereliction of duty by Congress. They have a point. The text of the 2001 AUMF no longer bears much resemblance to the wars we are fighting and that we will continue to... more »

He Returned To Rescue His Dog From The Volcano In Guatemala

White Wolf at White Wolf - 15 hours ago
My dog is my whole soul,” said Ignacio while carrying in his arms to his beloved pet. Mr. Ignacio expresses that his heart was filled with emotion when he found his faithful companion alive, who also seems excited to see his owner again. In the middle of the tragedy that today lives in Guatemala, the stories that comfort our soul appear, in the case of Ignacio López Benítez who returned in what was his home to recover some belongings but above all, rescue his little dog Brava. “I lost everything, my family is alive thanks to God, they are burned but alive, I rescue some clothing, ... more »


Jenna Orkin at From the Wilderness' Peak Oil Blog - 15 hours ago
From Jenna Orkin Amazon just rocked home insurers on reports it'll enter the industry — Here are the 6 times it's panicked investors in other companies Ivanka Trump may soon be in the crosshairs of FBI and congressional investigators Rainstorms are now up to 70% stronger and wetter than they were in the 1950s — and this is only the beginning One-third of US military injuries in Iraq and Afghanistan are not from battle Bombshell Claim Raises New Questions: Mueller Threatened To Charge Papadopoulos As Unregistered Agent Of Israel Senate Probe Exposes Obama's Secret Iran Deal To Sideste... more »

The Ayatollah Khamenei and Twitter - Communicating Iran's Geopolitical Reality

A Political Junkie at Viable Opposition - 16 hours ago
While the world seems to hang on every utterance from Donald Trump's Twitter account, his preferred method of communication, there is another world leader that also has a Twitter account that he uses for similar purposes; to send messages to the world and to propagate his agenda to the citizens of the country that he leads. Ayatollah Khamenei, the 78-year old Supreme Leader of Iran who assumed office in June 1989 has a Twitter feed which was launched in March 2009 that provides us with an inside glimpse into the mindset of the religious ruling class in Iran and how they feel about t... more »

Spoiling For A Fight

Owen Gray at Northern Reflections - 16 hours ago
Donald is coming to Canada, and he's spoiling for a fight. Julian Borger and Ashita Kassam write in *The Guardian*: This year’s conclave, opening on Friday, is being referred to as the G6 plus one, or the G7 minus one. It promises to be a showdown between the US president and everyone else. Usually by this point the sherpas, diplomats who prepare for the summit, are working on the punctuation in the final communique. This time no one knows whether there is enough common language to put together any kind of joint statement by the meeting’s end on Saturday. Trump sows chaos wherev... more »


Steve M. at No More Mister Nice Blog - 16 hours ago
Here's the cover of the latest issue of *Time* magazine: Trump won't like one of the accompanying stories, "Donald Trump’s Campaign to Discredit the Russia Investigation May Be Working. It’s Also Damaging American Democracy" -- or perhaps I should say he *wouldn't* like it in the unlikely event that he ever got around to reading it. But he'll love the cover -- and he'll definitely notice it, because he pays a lot of attention to the "legacy" media. It won't matter to him that the cover is intended to be troubling to patriotic Americans -- Trump generally doesn't care what other pe... more »


jonjayray at EDUCATION WATCH INTERNATIONAL - 16 hours ago
*Scotland’s private schools eye international expansion as market booms* Scotland’s private schools are following the lead of English institutions by opening new campuses overseas in an attempt to cash in on the growing international demand for British-style education. Gordonstoun, the elite academy in Moray attended by Prince Charles, this week confirmed it was considering whether to establish offshoots in Asia and North America. Merchiston Castle School in Edinburgh already plans to open a campus in Shenzhen, China, later this year. ... more »

Rio Nightlife Guide for Thursday, June 7, 2018

Jack Arnhold at The Rio Times - 16 hours ago
We have the top three picks for this Thursday, and below there is a list of bars and lounges that are always a good option. JAZZ: Robertinho Silva celebrates his 77th birthday at Blue Note (Lagoa) – Blue Note has a world-wide reputation for bringing the big names of jazz to Rio. But how about […]

The bee gods

Scottish-Sceptic at Scottish Sceptic - 16 hours ago
Last year I was a beekeeper, this year as my queen died over the winter and the population plummeted in the spring before I could get another queen, I was expecting to cease being a beekeeper. But never one to … Continue reading →

Here Is The Tiny Drone That U.S. Army Squads Will Now Use For Surveillance

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
These small Black Hornet drones will be joining soldiers. Rhita Daniel *CNET:* *Here's the tiny drone the US Army just purchased for its soldiers* *The Black Hornet drones will support squad-level surveillance.* The US Army is getting tiny personal surveillance drones as part of a $2.6 million contract with Flir, a thermal imaging and technology company. The Black Hornet Personal Reconnaissance System is the world's smallest combat-proven nano-drone, according to the company. The US Army has ordered the next-generation Black Hornet 3, which weighs 32 grams and packs navigation ca... more »


JR at GREENIE WATCH - 16 hours ago
*NOAA Scientist To Media: Don’t Link Hurricanes To Global Warming* The news media should be cautious about linking hurricane activity to global warming, according to National Hurricane Center Science and Operations Officer Chris Landsea. In an interview with NBC News reporters, Landsea said he is concerned when hurricanes are used “as a poster child” for global warming. “There are periods where it’s busy and quiet and busy and quiet, but no trend,” said Landsea, “There’s no statistical change over a 130-year period. Since 1970, the number of hurricanes globally is flat. I haven’t... more »

Venezuela's Oil Export Facilities Are Breaking Down

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
Photo: E.G.Pors / Shutterstock *gCaptain/Reuters:* *Venezuela Faces Hurdles Clearing 24 Million Barrel Backlog at Ports* By Marianna Parraga June 6 (Reuters) – Venezuela is nearly a month behind in shipping crude to customers from its main oil export port, according to Reuters data, as chronic delays are compounding production declines and could breach state-run PDVSA’s crude supply contracts if they are not quickly cleared. The oil company in recent days has raised the prospect that deliveries could be interrupted to some of the world’s largest refiners if it fails to end a tank... more »

Tweets For Today

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
VIDEO: Donald Trump's attorney Rudy Giuliani said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un begged 'on his hands and knees' for a summit with the US president, The Wall Street Journal reports pic.twitter.com/SJdbjb8CWm — AFP news agency (@AFP) June 7, 2018 #Iran's centrifuge production facility to operate within a month – official https://t.co/x2U3jnHToK pic.twitter.com/1aPpMuqN5e — Sputnik (@SputnikInt) June 7, 2018 Finally a prime minister who cleans up his own mess 👏 https://t.co/cHGVw4ypcd pic.twitter.com/ah9ui1gra5 — BBC News (World) (@BBCWorld) June 5, 2018 American veteran was shoc... more »

Sometimes Nature is just too cool for words

Peter at Bayou Renaissance Man - 16 hours ago
Here's a wonderful video clip, filmed from a drone, of a blue whale mother and her calf swimming with dolphins off San Diego on June 4th. I recommend muting the music soundtrack and watching in full-screen mode. Clearly, the dolphins are treating the blue whale just as they would a ship, and swimming in front of her and her calf in playful mode. All together, now: *Aaaawww!* Peter

Picture Of The Day

War News Updates Editor at War News Updates - 16 hours ago
American soldiers landing on the coast of France under heavy machine gun fire. REUTERS/File *WNU Editor*: The above picture came from this photo-gallery .... *D-Day: The sixth of June* (Reuters)

Putin quotes Einstein: ‘WW3 would be the end of civilization’ (Video)

Alex Christoforou at The Duran - 16 hours ago
Putin: WWIII may be end of civilization, and that should restrain conflicts More The post Putin quotes Einstein: ‘WW3 would be the end of civilization’ (Video) appeared first on The Duran.

WATCH: School Cop Repeatedly Tasers Innocent Special Needs Child for Wanting to Go Outside

Matt Agorist at The Free Thought Project - 16 hours ago
[image: outside] A family has filed a lawsuit against a Texas police department after their special needs son, with the mentality of a 9-year-old, was repeatedly tasered for simply trying to walk outside. The post WATCH: School Cop Repeatedly Tasers Innocent Special Needs Child for Wanting to Go Outside appeared first on The Free Thought Project.

Will a garbage revolt threaten Putin?

Laura A. Henry, Associate Professor of Government and Legal Studies, Bowdoin College at Politics + Society – The Conversation - 17 hours ago
Massive noxious garbage dumps piling up around Moscow have sparked citizen protests. And those protests are turning into criticism of the political system, which could threaten the Putin regime.

What We Learned at the Future Strategy Forum

Bridging the Gap at Duck of Minerva - 17 hours ago
This post in the Bridging the Gap series come from Sara Plana and Rachel Tecott, doctoral candidates in the Department of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Sara is also an alumna of BtG’s New Era Workshop.) They are the founders of the Future Strategy Forum and co-organized the Future of Force conference […]

The Pardonin' Prez

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 17 hours ago
No, Trumpanzee isn't crazy for tossing out pardons like they were rolls of toilet paper in Puerto Rico. He's creating an environment for when he has to protect himself by pardoning Manafort, Michael Cohen, Flynn, Papadopoulos, Carter Page, Gorka, Kushner, Ivanka, Roger Stone, Wilbur Ross... the whole swampy regime. Don't be surprised if he winds up pardoning everyone who ever appeared on *The Apprentice* and when he runs out of them, *Million Dollar Listing*, *Dancing With The Stars*, *Chopped* and *Shahs Of Sunset*. Yesterday he commuted Alice Johnson's life sentence, the woman K... more »

“The Media are on Trial” – Peter Ford’s Presentation at Media on Trial Event, Leeds

Vanessa Beeley at 21st Century Wire - 17 hours ago
*Peter Ford* | Grab back the media narrative, give politicians pause before they plunge us into the next inferno.

Argentina cancel their football match with Israel but will travel to Russia for the World Cup

Not a sheep at Not a sheep - 17 hours ago
Argentina canceled their warmup game against Israel but are happy to travel to Russia for the World Cup. Do the Argentinan football team know about the Russian invasion of Crimea, the restrictions on gay rights, the lack of a free press, the endemic racism, the arrest of peaceful demonstrators and most critically Russia's involvement in the murder of countless Syrian civilians? Somehow I doubt that Argentina will be canceling their flights to Russia, so what's different about Israel? Is it the Jews?

Censorship in the Age of Large Cloud Providers

BSchneier at Lawfare - 17 hours ago
(Flickr/Desiree Catani) Internet censors have a new strategy in their bid to block applications and websites: pressuring the large cloud providers that host them. These providers have concerns that are much broader than the targets of censorship efforts, so they have the choice of either standing up to the censors or capitulating in order to maximize their business. Today’s internet largely reflects the dominance of a handful of companies behind the cloud services, search engines and mobile platforms that underpin the technology landscape. This new centralization radically tips th... more »

The Problem with Peace with North Korea

LL at Virtual Mirage - 18 hours ago
*Politics and Reality* Singapore’s Foreign Minister Balakrishnan will visit Pyongyang before the North Korean-US summit. Singapore’s The Straits Times reported on 6 June that Foreign Minister Dr. V. Balakrishnan will make an official visit to North Korea on 7 and 8 June. He visited the US this week and met with the US Secretary of State. It's part of protocol as the summit between the Norks and the US draws closer. President Trump is having fun with the corrupt, lying, elite media and the Korean experts. This meeting will be important mostly for its occurrence and secondarily for a... more »

Denying Service to Customers

Age of Autism at AGE OF AUTISM - 18 hours ago
By Kim Rossi Earlier this week, the Supreme Court of the United States of America ruled that a baker Colorado in can refuse to bake wedding cakes for gay marriage, in effect, deny them service. The ruling is narrow and...

Carbon Conquered Famine (but green zealots can let it loose again)

Viv at The Carbon Sense Coalition - 19 hours ago
The Long War on Famine by Viv Forbes, 8th June 2018 Famine has haunted humans for most of their history. In the days of the Pharaohs, whenever the Nile River failed to flood, Egypt starved. Joseph was called in and he organised stockpiling of grain for famine relief. Even mighty Rome suffered famines – in […]

Syrian shock troops head to east Deir Ezzor for upcoming offensive against ISIS

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (12:00 P.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) has recently sent their shock troops to the eastern countryside of the Deir Ezzor Governorate, a military source told Al-Masdar News this morning. According to the source, the 9th Division’s shock troops arrived in the Badiya Al-Sham region for their upcoming offensive against the Islamic […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

YPG withdraws from strategic town in northeast Aleppo (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
The US-backed Kurdish YPG (People’s Protection Units) personnel will leave the Syrian town of Manbij, spokesman for the Syrian Kurdish military council Shervan Darwish announced on Wednesday. “An agreement with the YPG was reached to withdraw its military advisors from Manbij, given that the YPG will conclude the withdrawal in the few coming days,” Darwish […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Large Turkish military convoy enters west Aleppo

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:40 A.M.) – A large Turkish military convoy was photographed entering the western countryside of the Aleppo Governorate last night. According to pro-opposition activists, the Turkish military convoy was seen moving towards the town of Khan Al-‘Assal, which is close to the Syrian Arab Army’s front-lines. The opposition activists claim the military convoy […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

European powers reportedly set on driving Iran from Syria amid Netanyahu’s visit

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May have allegedly reached a “widespread agreement” about the need to completely remove the Iranian military presence from Syria, The Times of Israel reported, citing a senior diplomatic official. This development comes as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu wraps up his diplomatic […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Thousands of Jordanians continue protesting against tax hikes (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:20 A.M.) – The massive street protests against planned tax hikes in Amman showed no signs of abating despite Jordanian Prime Minister Hani Mulki’s resignation, on Thursday. Thousands rallied in Jordan’s capital, pushing nation-wide protests into their sixth consecutive day. Protesters waved Jordanian flags and banners, with some even brandishing pittas with slogans […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Syrian Army prevents US military convoy from entering Qamishli city (video)

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:15 A.M.) – The Syrian Arab Army (SAA) stopped a U.S. military convoy from entering the city of Al-Qamihsli in the northern part of the Al-Hasakah Governorate. According to a report from the Al-Hasakah Governorate, the U.S. military convoy attempted to pass a Syrian Army checkpoint, but were prevented by the soldiers manning […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Russian S-400 Triumph anti-missile system drills held in Crimea (video)

News Desk at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – The South Military District’s fourth army performed drills with the S-400 Triumph anti-missile system in Crimea, Wednesday. Over the course of the drills, the S-400 along with Pantsir-S1 air defence systems managed to repel a missile attack from the Black Sea. Then Pantsirs and Triumphs were re-deployed with air-inflated imitations […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Breaking: Iraqi Air Force bombs ISIS stronghold in Syria

Leith Aboufadel at AMN – Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - 19 hours ago
BEIRUT, LEBANON (11:00 A.M.) – Minutes ago, the Iraqi Air Force launched several airstrikes over the eastern countryside of Syria’s Deir Ezzor Governorate, hitting an important Islamic State (ISIS) command center. According to the Iraqi Ministry of Defense, their F-16 jets heavily bombarded the Islamic State stronghold of Hajjin, which is located near the eastern […] Source: AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز - The Arab Source

Malaysia keen to avoid China's Belt Road Initiative tangle

bilaterals.org - 20 hours ago
07-Jun-2018 The Government of Malaysia has said that while it has good bilateral relations with China, it would not be keen to go overboard in getting involved in Beijing's BRI.

Germany's Siemens signs Belt and Road deals with Chinese firms

bilaterals.org - 20 hours ago
07-Jun-2018 German industrial and engineering group Siemens has signed more than ten agreements with Chinese companies to explore business opportunities created by Beijing's Belt and Road trade initiative.

Cambodia and EAEU fortify ties, consider FTA

bilaterals.org - 20 hours ago
07-Jun-2018 Cambodian officials pleaded last week with representatives of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) to include more Cambodian products into the bloc's joint tariff scheme during a high level diplomatic meeting in Moscow.


Anon at Aangirfan - 21 hours ago
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Oil Prices: ‘Lower for Longer’ Era Continues

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
As I have posted we will see energy demand replaced by tapping dark matter. The turn over will also be abrupt as well. First deliverables are now months away at most. Even without that we are also seeing conversion to battery systems which will be sufficient to displace all oil based fuel systems. Batteries alone are able to displace many millions of barrels and the roll out will be global so it will soon displace many additional millions of barrels. I have not done any accounting, but i do think we are looking at losing demand for half of global oil production never to be re... more »

National Guard Making Impact on Southwest Border

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
This tells the story. The Soldiers focus on support for the arresting officers. This includes surveillance, communication and equipment. As any one on point needs a strong tail, this is then provided at a high level of efficiency. It is also clear that the program is working well enough to make running the border at least difficult. At this point it has to be good enough. An effectibve fence is our next step. . *National Guard Making Impact on Southwest Border* *By Charlotte Cuthbertson* *May 30, 2018 10:52 am Last Updated: May 30, 2018 12:30 pm* * https://www.theepochtimes... more »

Rice grown in desert, using seawater with over double the global average yields

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
It does not appear that we are trying to do this in sea water but there is plenty of unpotable water that can easily be used to dilute sea water to produce viable paddy fields. This water can be continuously recycled as well until it is unsuitable. There is plenty of water front desert to work worldwide and a large stock of rice is always welcome.. Again we also expect improvement and this should allow the salinity to also rise. At the same time this will produce humidity that can also be harnessed for down wind precipitation. I had envisaged using extended mangroves swamps... more »

Biologist discovers one molecule that makes naked mole rats almost immune to cancer

arclein at Terra Forming Terra - 21 hours ago
Precisely why is it that we do not know the contents of the first paragraph? Every aspect is cause for detailed investigation. The take home is that a body flooded with this molecule will potentially become long lived. We thus need to learn how to do this. I do exercise protocols aimed at making all my joints 'juicier'. This will encourage hyaluronic acid flooding. Now we need to figure out how to do better. . *Biologist discovers one molecule that makes naked mole rats almost immune to cancerSaturday, June 02, 2018 by: Isabelle Z.* * Tags: aging, anticancer bene... more »

Palestinian Courage Should Spur International Action

Rick STERLING at OrientalReview.org - 21 hours ago
The recent bloodshed and massacres underscore the fact that there is no solution on the current path in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It only leads to increasingly unlivable conditions in Gaza plus more illegal settlements and oppression in the West Bank. The so-called “two state solution” has been dead for many years and should be forgotten. The post Palestinian Courage Should Spur International Action appeared first on OrientalReview.org.

The Corbett Report: Meet Paul Ehrlich, Pseudoscience Charlatan

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
Why has Paul Erlich been lauded and praised when he's been so consistently wrong about the issues he lectures the public about?

US using ‘ethnic cleansing’ to set up compliant state in Syria – Vanessa Beeley

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
Veteran journalist claims that the U.S. is covertly using terror groups to ethnically cleanse parts of Syria to establish the foundation of a U.S. controlled client state

Israel ‘selling nuclear information’ to Saudi: Israeli expert

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
According to former CIA Officer Duane Clarridge, the Saudis acquired several nuclear warheads in 2016 and with Israeli help are now working to develop their own

Mass-Migration Should Be Accepted By Western Nations, UN SecGen

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
Why is the elite so keen to encourage mass migration? Could it be because it creates social disintegration and divisions that they can then use to further the principle of divide and rule?

‘Mad Dog’ Mattis and His ‘Island Fever’

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
Mattis's and Bolton's stance on North Korea and China are reminiscent of neo-con policies pursued by the Bush administration and potentially just as dangerous.

Excuse Me, Gay is Not Good

wmw_admin at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
A psychiatrist explains the root cause of homosexuality.

Yemen – The Attack On Hodeidah Is A Prelude To Genocide

Moon of Alabama at The Truthseeker - 22 hours ago
The Saudis and the United Arab Emirates may be about to commit genocide in Yemen. Moon of Alabama explains

Divide Yourself Not - A Poem by M.N. Hopkins

Stranger in a Strange Land at Stranger in a Strange Land - 22 hours ago
Divide yourself not Then you will be distracted Stay strong in yourSelf *© *2018 M.N. Hopkins *Note: *This poem was inspired yesterday after first viweing a interview dealing with unatural, disharmonious sounds vs. the harrmonious and natural sounds in nature that can induce healing in the body then later that evening listening to a medium talk about not being distracted by cell phones and TV and to take time to listen to the sounds of nature to connect to what one’s Soul is telling you. The first line of the poem came to me effortlessly as an insight while listening to t... more »

Midnight Meme Of The Day!

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 22 hours ago
*by Noah* Time to get out the shears.

What Can’t Be Said

Willis Eschenbach at Skating Under The Ice - 23 hours ago
I’ve been mulling over the recent case of the Colorado baker refusing to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple. It has led me to finally understand how this kind of case differs from, say, Woolworths refusing to serve black people in the South in the 1960s. This has been an unanswered question for…

AOR PODCAST: Argentina Kick Israel Down Over Gaza Massacre

Robert Inlakesh at 21st Century Wire - 23 hours ago
The Axis Of Resistance (AOR) Podcast, hosted by Robert Inlakesh, discusses developing issues in the Middle-East with a primary focus Palestine.

Musical Interlude: Medwyn Goodall, “Cloudburst”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Medwyn Goodall, “Cloudburst” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ye9u16FOHPs

"A Look to the Heavens with Chet Raymo, “Going Deep”

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*“Going Deep”* by Chet Raymo "Doris Lessing's dedication for her science-fiction trilogy Canopus In Argos: Archives: "For my father, who used to sit, hour after hour, night after night, outside our house in Africa, watching the stars. 'Well,' he would say, 'if we blow ourselves up, there's plenty more where we cam from!'" And he didn't know the half of it. He didn't know the billionth of it. Here we go again, one of the epic documents of our time, the Hubble Ultra Deep Field (UDF) photograph, the deepest look into space ever (*click to enlarge*). A random part of the sky, so small i... more »

The Latest—and Perhaps Last—Twist in Doe v. Mattis

RChesney at Lawfare - 1 day ago
The *Doe* v. *Mattis* saga has taken a significant turn, as the U.S. government continues to attempt to rid itself of the dual U.S.-Saudi citizen it has held in military custody in Iraq since last September (following his capture in Syria by the Syrian Defense Forces): In *a filing late this afternoon* in the D.C. federal district court, the government announced that it intends to “release” Doe within 72 hours, dropping him in or near a town in Syria that apparently is identified in an accompanying, sealed declaration. The ACLU, which represents Doe, has denounced the proposal as ... more »

Macron Warns of World War 3 as Tensions Rise Over Iran Nuclear Deal

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Macron Warns of World War 3 as Tensions Rise Over Iran Nuclear Deal by ROMINA MCGUINNESS, https://www.express.co.uk/ EMMANUEL Macron has warned war will break out if world leaders do not “stabilise” tensions arising from the Iran nuclear deal in a frantic European effort to save the agreement from collapse. – Iran announced it will open a new […]

NATO: Colombia to Become First Latin American Country to Join

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT America Published on Jun 6, 2018 The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is getting a new ‘global partner’. NATO secretary general Jens Stoltenberg received Colombian president Juan Manuel Santos in Brussels last week following an announcement his country intends to join the military alliance. RT America’s Anya Parampil reports. end

EU Wants Firms Exempt from US Sanctions on Iran

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
EU Wants Firms Exempt from US Sanctions on Iran by http://www.presstv.com/ Major European powers as well as the European Union have written a letter to the United States, urging Washington not to go ahead with its planned “secondary sanctions” against European firms doing business in Iran. – Foreign ministers from the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and […]

‘It’ll Be Problematic for Israel, US if Europe Adheres to Iran Accord’ – Analyst

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
‘It’ll Be Problematic for Israel, US if Europe Adheres to Iran Accord’ – Analyst by https://sputniknews.com/ Israel’s intelligence minister has called for a military coalition against Iran if the Islamic Republic were to defy world powers by enriching military-grade uranium. Yisrael Katz’s remarks came as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began visiting European leaders to discuss […]

Norman Finkelstein(Jew) on Israel’s ‘Murderous Assault on Nonviolent Protesters’ in Gaza

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
TheRealNews Published on May 11, 2018 Norman Finkelstein says Israeli forces have conducted “a murderous assault on nonviolent protesters” in Gaza’s Great March of Return, because peaceful Palestinian protest threatens not Israel, but its occupation. In conversation with TRNN’s Aaron Maté. Modern Ashkenazi Khazars (90+% of modern Jewry) are NOT the Jews of the Bible! Ashkenaz […]

Belgium: EU Slaps US with Tit-for-Tat Tariffs After ‘Illegal’ Duty Raise

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Ruptly Published on Jun 6, 2018 Maros Sefcovic, the EU’s Deputy Commissioner, announced that additional tariffs on a variety on US products will be imposed starting from July, during a press conference in Brussels on Wednesday. The move is in response to newly-enforced US tariffs on steel and aluminium products. “The application of the rebalancing duties […]

Life Comes at You Fast (LIAR) CNN… Thanks for Exposing Yourself!

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Sheeple: naive, gullible, easily deceived, useful idiots complicit in their own destruction and the destruction of others. People with an amazing ability to accept any amount of BULLSHIT. Life Comes at You Fast (LIAR) CNN… Thanks for Exposing Yourself! by http://www.investmentwatchblog.com/ They are STILL reporting the wiretapping and spying as baseless and unfounded. end

Macron Says No Indication Tehran Breached 2015 Nuclear Deal

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Macron Says No Indication Tehran Breached 2015 Nuclear Deal by http://www.presstv.com/ French President Emmanuel Macron has said that there is “no indication” of Iran breaching the nuclear deal. – Macron made remarks during at a press conference with visiting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday. “If you consider it insufficient but that it’s a step forward […]

FED UP: An Insiders Take on Why the FEDRES is Bad for America — Lynette Zang & Danielle DiMartino Booth

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
ITM Trading Published on Jun 6, 2018 Lynette Zang Interviews Danielle DiMartino Booth on her book Fed Up, along with a diversity of topics ranging from Gold and Silver, the coming Crash, Rescission, and Financial Reset. They also get into the Central Banks, the Federal Reserve, US currency, the Chinese Yuan, Global Markets, Derivatives, the Bond […]

Pierce: If Italy Leaves the Euro, It Will Be the Death of the EU

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RT UK Published on Jun 4, 2018 “If Italy starts talking about leaving the Euro, it will be the death of the EU” Journalist Andrew Pierce​ talks to Going Underground​ about George Soros​, #Brexit and the European Union. end

Alex Newman: Honest Money or Enslavement of Humanity. Panic in the Deep State

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
Alex Newman: Honest Money or Enslavement of Humanity. Panic in the Deep State by Greg Hunter’s USAWatchdog.com Journalist Alex Newman has written extensively about the New World Order, the push for one world government by globalists and the so called “Deep State” that has it’s invisible hand in just about everything. Newman contends things have not been […]

Israel’s Netanyahu, France’s Macron Agree to Disagree on Iran Nuclear Deal

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
What exactly is NUTenyahu advocating by rejecting the peaceful JCPOA solution? Obviously, WAR! – Israel’s Netanyahu, France’s Macron Agree to Disagree on Iran Nuclear Deal by The Associated Press, https://www.usatoday.com/ PARIS – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and French President Emmanuel Macron held a joint news conference Tuesday yet stuck to their opposing views on Iran and […]

Ron Paul Liberty Report: US Missiles To Germany — Defense Or Warmongering?

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
RonPaulLibertyReport Streamed live on Jun 4, 2018 Reports are circulating that the US is considering sending its THAAD missile defense system to Germany to, they claim, guard against the Iranian threat. Are the Iranians — or the Russians — about to attack Berlin? Or is this another big win for the US defense contractors? end

EU Confirms Iran Enrichment Plan Not in Nuclear Deal Violation

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
EU Confirms Iran Enrichment Plan Not in Nuclear Deal Violation by http://www.presstv.com/ The European Union says a “first assessment” indicated that Iran’s declared intention to increase uranium enrichment capacity did not violate Tehran’s commitments under a landmark nuclear agreement it signed with major world powers in 2015. – A spokeswoman for the European Union foreign policy […]

France, Germany, UK Demand US to Refuse From Sanctioning Their Companies in Iran

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
France, Germany, UK Demand US to Refuse From Sanctioning Their Companies in Iran by https://sputniknews.com/ The Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Finance from the UK, Germany, and France have written to top U.S. officials, that they confirm their commitment to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), also known as Iranian nuclear deal, urging Washington to […]

“The ECB Is Basically Giving The Finger To Italy”: Is Draghi Risking Everything To Teach Rome A Lesson

mosesman at Socio-Economics History Blog - 1 day ago
“The ECB Is Basically Giving The Finger To Italy”: Is Draghi Risking Everything To Teach Rome A Lesson by Tyler Durden, https://www.zerohedge.com/ Perhaps the most perplexing market-moving event of the past 48 hours, was the 1-2 punch of a Tuesday Bloomberg report that next Thursday’s ECB meeting is “live” in that policy makers anticipate (at long last) holding […]

"Face It..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Facing it, always facing it, that's the way to get through. Face it." - Joseph Conrad

Another Special Election Red To Blue Seat Flip-- This One In Missouri

DownWithTyranny at DownWithTyranny! - 1 day ago
Last night, when everyone was wondering if Democrats would be shut out of the Orange County races in California-- they weren't-- and while political junkies were watching congressional races in California, New Jersey, Iowa, New Mexico, South Dakota, Alabama, Mississippi and Montana, a more definitive race than a primary was happening in Missouri's 17th state senate district in the Kansas City Metro. The district has been vacant since then-Governor Eric Greitens appointed Republican Ryan Silvey to the Public Sevice Commission in January 2018. In 2016, Silvey had beaten Democrat Ran...more »

Top 15 climate scientists: consensus and skeptics

Hifast at Climate Collections - 1 day ago
Originally posted on Climate Etc.: by Judith Curry This is rather astonishing, kudos to Best Schools for putting this together. Best Schools has put together another very interesting list: Top 15 Climate Change Scientists – Consensus and Skeptics. Recall their previous list that included the top 50 women in STEM Here is the rationale…

Rainer Maria Rilke, "Book of Hours II, 16"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
*"Book of Hours II, 16"* "How surely gravity's law, strong as an ocean current, takes hold of even the strongest thing and pulls it toward the heart of the world. Each thing- each stone, blossom, child- is held in place. Only we, in our arrogance, push out beyond what we belong to for some empty freedom. If we surrendered to earth's intelligence we could rise up rooted, like trees. Instead we entangle ourselves in knots of our own making and struggle, lonely and confused. So, like children, we begin again to learn from the things, because they are in God's heart; they have never left h... more »

The Daily "Near You?"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
Monheim, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany Thanks for stopping by!

"What Foolish Forgetfulness..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"You live as if you were destined to live forever, no thought of your frailty ever enters your head, of how much time has already gone by you take no heed. You squander time as if you drew from a full and abundant supply, so all the while that day which you bestow on some person or thing is perhaps your last. You have all the fears of mortals and all the desires of immortals… What foolish forgetfulness of mortality to defer wise resolutions to the fiftieth or sixtieth year, and to intend to begin life at a point to which few have attained." - Denis Diderot

Rio City Hall Takes Over Maintenance of Porto Maravilha in Centro

Nelson Belen at The Rio Times - 1 day ago
By Nelson Belen, Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – On Wednesday, June 6th, Rio Mayor Marcello Crivella revealed that City Hall would have to take over maintenance of Porto Maravilha in Centro, due to the concessionaire’s lack of funds to provide even basic services, like garbage collection and security. “The PPP is in a […]

“The Parable of the Frogs: ‘Hell is Truth Seen Too Late’"

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
* “The Parable of the Frogs: ‘Hell is Truth Seen Too Late’"* by Morris Berman "One who knows “enough is enough” always has enough." –Tao Te Ching “What does it take to produce large-scale social change? Most historians, if you catch them in an honest moment, will admit that the popular levers of social change, such as education or legislation, are bogus; they don’t really amount to very much. What does make a difference–and then only potentially–is massive systemic breakdown, such as occurred in the United States in the fall of 2008. It was the greatest market crash since 19... more »

"A Refining Process..."

noreply@blogger.com (Coyote Prime) at Running 'Cause I Can't Fly - 1 day ago
"Life is a refining process. Our response to it determines whether we'll be ground down or polished up. On a piano, one person sits down and plays sonatas, while another merely bangs away at "Chopsticks." The piano is not responsible. It's how you touch the keys that makes the difference. It's how you play what life gives you that determines your joy and shine." - Barbara Johnson

I Went to War Against Stealth Fighters—And Lost Badly

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * Flying with the bad guys into a mock air-to-air battle. *While the Raptor would be the most formidable fighter in the world due to its raw performance even without stealth, it’s now clear to me that even the F-35 with its mediocre kinematic performance will be an extremely dangerous foe in the air due to its low radar cross-section and sensors. “If the pilots of both could carry a 9mm and open the canopy inflight, they would have 15 more kills per sortie,” the senior Air Force official told me. “It's like fighting Mr. Invisible.”* *(This first appear... more »

How to Kill the F-35 Stealth Fighter

Dave Majumdar at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Dave Majumdar* *Security, * It all comes down to radar ... and a big enough missile. *Signal processing partially solved the range resolution problem as early as in the 1970s. The key is a process called frequency modulation on pulse, which is used to compress a radar pulse. The advantage of using pulse compression is that with a twenty-microsecond pulse, the range resolution is reduced to about 180 feet or so. There are also several other techniques that can be used to compress a radar pulse such as phase shift keying. Indeed, according to Pietrucha, the technology for pulse co... more »

The Russian Navy’s Achilles Heel is Aircraft Carriers

TNI Staff at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*TNI Staff* *Security, Europe* And the planes on the one they have. Under the stewardship of Adm. Sergey Gorshkov, the Soviet Union built a fleet that could challenge the might of even the United States Navy during the Cold War. But one area where the Soviet Navy never caught up to the United States was in the realm of naval aviation, despite the plans put forth by Gorshkov and his successor Adm. Vladimir Chernavin. The Soviet Union only completed one true aircraft carrier—*Admiral Kuznetsov*—before the massive state came apart at the end of 1991. With the collapse of the Sovie... more »

Trump Shouldn't Accept Georgia into NATO

Daniel L. Davis at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Daniel L. Davis* *Security, Eurasia* [image: U.S. President Donald Trump and Russia's President Vladimir Putin talk during the family photo session at the APEC Summit in Danang, Vietnam November 11, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Silva] It should be a concern to every American that foreign-policy leaders openly advocate extending NATO membership to volatile nations on Russia’s border. Members of America’s foreign policy establishment are encouraging the White House to adopt more confrontational policies towards Moscow. One policy suggestion that would increase confrontation would be to inc... more »

America Shouldn't Rush to Condemn Sadr's Electoral Victory in Iraq—Yet

Matthew Reisener at The National Interest - 1 day ago
*Matthew Reisener* *Security, Middle East* [image: Demonstrators wave Iraqi flags during an anti-U.S. protest called by fiery cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in Najaf, marking the fourth anniversary of the fall of Baghdad April 9, 2007. Baghdad was under curfew on Monday on the fourth anniversary of the fall of the capital to U.S. forces. REUTERS/Ceerwan Aziz] Iraq may be left with a ruling coalition that can moderate the Sadrists’ worst impulses while also addressing many of the structural problems that plague Iraqi democracy. Iraq’s recent parliamentary elections left many Western obser... more »

Are Americans a Broken People?

Bruce K. Gagnon at Organizing Notes - 1 day ago
*Here's Why We've Stopped Fighting Back Against the Forces of Oppression* *A psychologist asks: Have consumerism, suburbanization and a malevolent corporate-government partnership so beaten us down that we no longer have the will to save ourselves?* By Bruce Levine / AlterNet Can people become so broken that truths of how they are being screwed do not "set them free" but instead further demoralize them? Has such a demoralization happened in the United States? Do some totalitarians actually want us to hear how we have been screwed because they know that humiliating passivity in ... more »

James Retherford : BOOKS | Little big meshuganah

Thorne Dreyer at The Rag Blog - 1 day ago
Jim Retherford does Pat Thomas does Jerry Rubin. By James Retherford | The Rag Blog | June 6, 2018 Pat Thomas, author of DiD iT! and The Rag Blog‘s James Retherford, who was the ghost writer for Jerry Rubin’s bestselling … finish reading James Retherford : *BOOKS* | Little big meshuganah

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